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Phil Furr

W L D
47 40 9
11 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 96 rating
rounds 825 ranking
KOs 11%
 
global ID 9607
born 1907-04-02
death date1983-02-23 / age 75
debut1933-08-07 / age 26
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
residence
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
birth place
Middleburg, Virginia, USA

Career Record

96 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Ray Powell
6
5
1
 L 
PTS10/10
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
USA Hawaii State middleweight title
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Jack Sicari
9
4
3
 W  
KO6/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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153½Deacon Johnny Brown
8
3
2
160¼
 L 
UD10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Brown was knocked down in round 1.
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154½Steve Belloise
40
6
2
155½
 L 
PTS10/10
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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149¾Fritzie Zivic
111
27
5
149
 L 
UD10/10
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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151Wicky Harkins
40
26
8
148½
 W  
UD10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Al Franklin
14
6
0
 W  
PTS12/12
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Al Franklin
13
6
0
 L 
UD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
referee: Charley Reynolds 87-98   judge: Jimmy Sullivan 91-93, Bob Eller 86-96
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150Cocoa Kid
127
34
6
150
 L 
UD10/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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148Dewey Anderson
10
17
1
149
 W  
PTS10/10
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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150Vinnie Vines
24
6
4
147
 W  
TKO6/10
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
A right hand broke Vines' nose, forcing a stoppage.
time: 1:29
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151½Young Gene Buffalo
76
17
6
148
 D 
PTS10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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154Gene Molnar
31
23
6
152
 W  
PTS8/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
referee: Eddie La Fond
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147Henry Armstrong
110
12
7
146
 L 
KO4/15
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
World Welterweight Title
Armstrong "could hardly have had an easier evening. He opened cautiously in the first two rounds, dropped Furr in the third and twice in the fourth", the second time for the count.
The New York Times.
time: 1:45   referee: Ray Bowen
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147Cocoa Kid
122
30
6
148¾
 L 
UD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Widely reported to be Cocoa's 45th consecutive win
referee: Ray Bowen
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Steve Mamakos
24
6
0
 W  
TKO7/12
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
District of Columbia Welterweight Title Mamakos was floored six times.
referee: Eddie La Fond
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151½Bill McDowell
112
54
20
151½
 L 
PTS12/12
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
referee: Charley Reynolds
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148Bill McDowell
111
53
20
151
 L 
UD10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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147½Kenny LaSalle
66
20
9
145¼
 W  
PTS10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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148Bobby Masters
16
19
2
145½
 W  
KO7/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
time: 2:20
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Milo Theodorescu
20
13
4
 W  
SD8/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
La Fond and Singer voted for Furr while Bowen voted for Theodorescu (Washington Post).
referee: Eddie La Fond   judge: Dr. O.U. SingerRay Bowen
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152Johnny Duca
24
24
5
 W  
PTS8/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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152El Brookman
13
17
2
151½
 W  
MD8/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
referee: Charley Reynolds   judge: Frank SchuylerDick Sullivan
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Frankie Wills
21
5
1
 W  
PTS8/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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150Nat Kadin
5
34
6
145
 W  
UD8/8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Joey Spangler
29
24
9
 W  
PTS6/6
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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149Pedro Montanez
85
5
4
143
 L 
KO1/8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
time: 1:10
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149Sammy Luftspring
22
4
0
148
 L 
UD8/8
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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148½Buster Carroll
24
13
3
147¼
 L 
PTS8/8
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
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147Jimmy Leto
96
14
6
146½
 L 
PTS10/10
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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147Michele Palermo
42
16
10
147
 L 
PTS8/8
Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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150Vince Pimpinella
17
18
5
159¼
 L 
PTS10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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149Vince Pimpinella
16
17
5
149
 L 
PTS8/8
Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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149½Vince Pimpinella
15
17
5
150
 L 
PTS8/8
Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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147½Tony Petroskey
14
8
0
146½
 L 
SD10/10
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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146Fritzie Zivic
62
19
4
145
 L 
TKO3/10
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
Furr suffered a cut on the left temple caused by a butt (Washington Post).
time: 1:52   referee: Al Grayber
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147Georgie Abrams
20
1
0
157
 L 
UD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
referee: Eddie La Fond   judge: Bob EllerBob Mulhall
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150Frankie Cavanna
11
11
12
145¾
 D 
PTS8/8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
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150Frankie Cavanna
11
10
12
148½
 W  
PTS8/8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
referee: Billy Cavanaugh   judge: Amby McGarryFrank Rosetti
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148½Mickey Makar
19
15
2
147
 W  
UD10/10
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jack Dekkers
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149Michele Palermo
32
13
10
147¼
 W  
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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149Billy Lancaster
24
26
6
148
 W  
PTS8/8
Royal Windsor Palace, New York, New York, USA
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149½Ralph Zannelli
26
0
2
145
 L 
PTS10/10
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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149Bobby Pacho
64
37
13
148¼
 L 
PTS8/8
Royal Windsor Palace, New York, New York, USA
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144Mickey Makar
17
13
2
147
 W  
KO3/10
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jack Dekkers
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147Leonard Del Genio
37
7
6
145
 L 
PTS10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Furr lost 4th and 8th rounds for low blows.
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146Vittorio Venturi
53
22
12
147
 L 
UD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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148½Ceferino Garcia
90
23
12
147
 L 
PTS10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
referee: Jack Kennedy
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146½Alvin Lewis
43
12
14
145
 W  
PTS8/8
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
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148Jimmy Best
15
14
8
151
 W  
PTS8/8
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
"[A]s savage a battle as ever fought under the rafters of Greenwich coliseum.... Furr had the better of the going practically all the way, and whatever points he gained were wiped out by his repeated low punches. Best was warned several times to keep his dukes above Furr's belt." Boxers Ken Overlin, Frankie Battaglia, Tommy Jones, Walter Woods and Paul Styger were introduced from the ring. Tacoma News Tribune
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146¼Werther Arcelli
44
11
4
144½
 L 
SD10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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146¼Saverio Turiello
48
27
30
147
 L 
PTS10/10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
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146¼Eddie Carroll
27
7
0
146
 D 
PTS8/8
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
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147Johnny Lucas
51
23
11
143
 W  
SD10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers.
referee: Muggsy Morris
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146¼Wildcat O'Connor
84
16
12
142¼
 W  
PTS10/10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Johnny Lucas
50
23
11
 L 
UD15/15
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
District of Columbia Welterweight Title From Washington newspapers.
referee: Eddie La Fond 66-69   judge: Bob Eller 67-71, Frank Schuyler 65-70
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146½Lew Raymond
61
24
17
141¾
 L 
UD10/10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Johnny Lucas
50
22
11
 W  
UD10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers.
referee: Denny Hughes   judge: Frank SchuylerBob Eller
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Jimmy Leto
87
9
5
 L 
SD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers.
referee: Charley Reynolds   judge: Charley DunnBob Eller
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
144Jack Portney
89
16
6
141
 L 
UD12/12
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Southern Welterweight Title
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148¾Barney Ross
64
3
3
142½
 L 
UD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Furr down in the 4th round. From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
referee: Jack Dempsey 0-7   judge: Dr. O.U. Singer 0-7, Frank Schuyler 0-8
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Harry Dublinsky
82
35
14
 D 
PTS10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Hughes called it a draw, Singer voted for Furr and Schuyler voted for Dublinsky (Washington Post).
referee: Denny Hughes   judge: Dr. O.U. SingerFrank Schuyler
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146½Carey Wright
35
6
3
145½
 W  
SD15/15
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
La Fond and DiSibour voted for Furr while Eller voted for Wright (Washington Post).
referee: Eddie La Fond   judge: Bob EllerHenri DiSibour
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145Mickey Serrian
28
14
5
146
 W  
PTS10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
144½Steve Halaiko
67
25
9
139
 W  
TKO9/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
time: 2:00   referee: Denny Hughes
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149Steve Halaiko
67
24
9
139½
 W  
SD10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Eller voted for Halaiko while La Fond and Singer voted for Furr (Washington Post).
referee: Eddie La Fond   judge: Bob EllerDr. O.U. Singer
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146¾Bobby Wilson
28
12
4
146½
 W  
PTS15/15
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
District of Columbia Welterweight Title
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Sid Silas
41
22
10
 W  
KO13/15
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
District of Columbia Welterweight Title From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
referee: Denny Hughes
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Sid Silas
41
22
9
 D 
PTS8/8
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
147Frankie Blair
23
5
2
148
 L 
PTS8/8
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Frankie Blair
18
5
2
150
 L 
UD6/6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
144Tony Rock
40
20
5
145
 L 
PTS8/8
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
144Bobby Bruno
11
21
5
149
 W  
UD6/6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Nick Pastore
20
10
6
 D 
PTS10/10
Fairview Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
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145½Johnny Mayes
0
0
1
152
 W  
TKO7/8
Sportsmen's Club, Richmond, Virginia, USA
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144Izzy Jannazzo
21
10
8
143
 L 
UD10/10
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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145½Sid Silas
40
21
9
148½
 W  
TKO7/10
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From the Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
time: 1:10   referee: Muggsy Morris
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145Jackie Davis
63
22
16
142
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
144¼Johnny Jadick
84
25
6
137
 L 
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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146Jay Macedon
21
24
10
145
 L 
UD10/10
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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146Bobby Wilson
25
8
4
148
 W  
PTS10/10
Riding & Hunting Club, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Ray Bowen
47
16
5
 W  
PTS10/10
Riding & Hunting Club, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
District of Columbia Welterweight Title. From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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141¼Frankie Petrolle
33
39
8
147½
 W  
PTS10/10
Riding & Hunting Club, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
143Lew Raymond
45
18
14
143
 W  
PTS8/8
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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145Roy Manley
20
11
4
147
 W  
KO2/6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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Puggy Snyder
10
17
6
 W  
PTS6/6
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Johnny Mays
8
7
1
 D 
PTS6/6
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Jimmy Harris
21
8
3
 W  
KO3/6
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Buster Brown
64
30
11
 W  
UD8/8
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Lew Raymond
43
17
11
 D 
PTS8/8
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Glen Morgan
21
17
5
 W  
PTS6/6
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Don Whitlock
7
8
8
 W  
PTS8/8
Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
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Roy Manley
17
9
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
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Jimmy Grey
0
1
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Elks' Auditorium, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Grey was billed as "Cowboy" Grey.
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141Mutt Gordon
17
5
5
142
 D 
PTS6/6
Arena, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
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Johnny Mays
4
6
1
 L 
PTS6/6
Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending