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Charley Norkus
Global ID10363
sexmale
birthdate 1928-08-21
death date 1996-03-22 (67)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
alias"The Bayonne Bomber"
country USA
residencePort Washington, New York, USA
birth placeBellerose, New York, USA
won 33 (KO 19) + lost 19 (KO 6) + drawn 0 = 52
rounds boxed 326 KO% 36.54
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1959-02-04Waban Thomas8-4-0
Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charlie Coppala
1958-12-19Charlie Powell18-3-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALUD1010
referee: Hal Rickards 87-100 | judge: Joe Narvaez 89-100 | judge: Frank Rustich 89-100
1958-07-26Pat McMurtry28-2-1
Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, Washington, USALPTS1010
1958-05-26Archie Moore171-21-8
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALUD1010
referee: Jack Downey 89-100 | judge: Eddie James 85-100 | judge: Frankie Carter 86-100
1958-03-24Ollie Wilson10-11-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1958-02-10Ollie Wilson9-11-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USALTKO410
Wilson was down in the 3rd, Norkus was dropped in the 4th. The bout was stopped after Norkus was driven through the ropes.
1957-10-21Leo Johnson13-11-2
Arena, Bristol, Connecticut, USAWTKO510
1957-08-12Crowe Peele14-1-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO410
time: 1:18 | referee: Lucien Joubert
1957-05-28Crowe Peele14-0-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Wolfe 5-3 | judge: Francis Kercheval 7-2 | judge: Pete Giarusso 5-3
1957-05-07Bob O'Brien6-7-1
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
time: 2:45 | referee: Manny Geld
Bout stopped on a cut eye suffered by O'Brien.
1956-12-26Willie Pastrano37-4-5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
Scoring: 100-87, 100-90, 100-90. Norkus was knocked down in the 7th, on what many felt was a slip. (UP)
1956-10-29Joey Rowan29-9-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 5-4 | judge: Bert Grant 6-4 | judge: Mike Davidowitch 6-4
1956-10-02Roy Harris16-0-0
Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USALUD1010
1955-02-18Ezzard Charles83-12-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 1-8 | judge: Jack Gordon 2-8 | judge: Joe Agnello 1-9
Norkus was down in the 9th.
1954-12-01Roland LaStarza53-5-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 96-94 | judge: George Sherman 94-93 | judge: John Sayanek 96-94
1954-10-06Charlie Powell11-0-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO710
time: 2:10 | referee: Frankie Carter | judge: Toby Irwin | judge: Eddie James
Norkus was down in the 1st, Powell was down in the 4th and three times in the 7th.
1954-09-03Cesar Silverio Brion43-9-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 4-5 | judge: Bert Grant 6-4 | judge: Jack Gordon 6-5
Gordon 5-5 in rounds (6-5 on points) had it for Norkus.
1954-05-28Tommy Jackson15-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO510
time: 2:29 | referee: Al Berl
1954-03-24Danny Nardico49-11-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 98-96 | judge: Morris Feingold 97-91 | judge: Stuart Winston 98-91
1954-01-20Danny Nardico49-10-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO910
time: 2:15 | referee: Jimmy Peerless
This fight was a thriller, with eight knockdowns.
1953-12-09Hal Boylston16-1-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO28
referee: Vito Mazzeo
1953-12-04Ray Wilding40-4-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO28
time: 2:43
Norkus was a last minute substitute for Jimmy Di Lenge. He took the bout on a 1 day notice.
1953-10-29Matt Daniels6-15-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
referee: Joe Kukal 7-0
1953-08-06Ike Thomas1-4-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALTKO88
referee: Joey Harrison
"Norkus could not come out for the eighth round due to cuts over his left eye and a broken nose. (He) got off to an early lead, but took a beating in the sixth and seventh." (The Ring, November 1953, page 59.
1953-07-02Ernie Sheppard10-7-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
referee: Mike Antonelli
1952-10-20Tommy Harrison15-6-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USALSD1010
referee: Sharkey Buonanno | judge: Eddie Jansen | judge: Dick Cotter
Harrison was down in the 9th. Harrison was a substitute for Roland LaStarza who pulled out with an injury. Referee Buonanno voted for Norkus, with judges Jansen and Cotter gave Harrison the edge.
1952-07-28Dave Davey30-3-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALPTS55
1951-12-21James J. Parker14-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO58
time: 1:46
1951-11-23Lalu Sabotin18-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1951-11-09Keene Simmons8-13-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1951-10-09Cesar Bolin2-2-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO78
1950-11-16Duilio Spagnolo19-8-4
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALSD88
referee: Ray Miller 3-5 | judge: Tony Rossi 4-5 | judge: Sammy Rosenblatt 4-3
Norkus was returning to the ring after a layoff which included an operation for appendicitis.
1950-05-24Cesar Silverio Brion25-3-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALTKO410
Bout stopped because of a severe cut over Norkus's left eye. He suffered an 8-count knockdown in the third round and had been beaten soundly by Brion up to the point of the stoppage.
1950-04-05Curt Kennedy23-3-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO18
time: 1:54
1950-02-17Curt Kennedy21-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1949-12-28Sonny Parisi8-0-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO58
time: 2:24 | referee: Jack Appell
Parisi was knocked down six times
1949-12-16Eddie Davis2-9-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1949-11-23Ricky Ronci18-6-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Fred Fullum
1949-10-24George Washington9-17-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO36
time: 1:06 | referee: Joe Walker
Washington was down 3 times in the 2nd round and once in the 3rd.
1949-10-05Buddy Moore15-11-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:36
1949-08-29Clifton Murphy0-3-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO35
time: 2:11 | referee: Paul Cavalier
1949-08-10Tommy DiGiorgio9-6-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO44
time: 2:26
1949-07-25Jack LaBoard1-1-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO25
time: 2:21 | referee: Mike Antonelli
1949-06-28Jimmy Walls10-16-1
Veterans' Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWPTS66
referee: Harry Kaplan
1949-05-16Johnny Pretzie9-6-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO66
referee: Gene Roman
1949-04-18George Washington5-16-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALTKO45
referee: Paul Cavalier
Norkus floored Washington twice in the third round but was not allowed to answer the bell for round four because of a badly cut eye.
1949-03-23Eddie Blair
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO16
referee: Joe Kukal
1949-03-09Howard Berger9-15-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO16
time: 1:44
Berger down 4 times
1949-02-02Jimmy Hill7-8-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS66
1949-01-26Eddie Brown1-2-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO26
Brown was knocked down five times.
1948-12-07Jimmy Walls4-10-1
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALPTS55
1948-11-30Jimmy Walls3-10-1
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALPTS55

 
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