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Wayne Bethea
Global ID10371
sexmale
birthdate 1932-03-27
death date 2011-01-20 (78)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeDillon, South Carolina, USA
won 28 (KO 11) + lost 18 (KO 1) + drawn 4 = 50
rounds boxed 412 KO% 22
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1963-10-14Ernie Knox10-8-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO910
time: 1:15
Knox died as a result of injuries sustained in this fight. Sometimes reported as Knox's 19th pro bout.
1963-07-06Karl Mildenberger36-2-1
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Berlin, GermanyLPTS1010
1963-05-23Giuseppe Migliari13-0-1
Flaminio Stadium, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWPTS88
1963-05-05Santo Amonti45-4-2
Mompiano Stadium, Brescia, Lombardia, ItalyDPTS1010
1963-04-05Giulio Rinaldi33-6-1
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyDPTS1010
1963-03-22Franco De Piccoli25-0-0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO410
1962-09-22Joe Bygraves40-18-1
National Stadium, Kingston, JamaicaWUD1010
referee: Kid Silver 92-91 | judge: Douglas Manley 98-95 | judge: Gilbert Aarons 97-95
1962-02-26Henry Cooper24-8-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1961-11-11Frankie Daniels36-26-4
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWPTS88
1961-11-03Karl Mildenberger27-1-0
Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, GermanyLPTS1010
1961-08-29Willie Ray Richardson13-1-0
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USAWPTS1010
1961-03-27Kirk Barrow21-4-1
Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USALUD1010
referee: Joey August 92-97 | judge: Don Fraser 93-98 | judge: James Reilly 95-98
1961-02-07Cleveland Williams48-4-0
Houston, Texas, USALPTS1010
1961-01-17Bill Nielsen4-0-1
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWTKO710
referee: Bill Engel
1960-12-19Eddie Machen34-3-1
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Volk 96-99 | judge: George Robinson 96-99 | judge: Herman DeVault 95-100
1960-12-05Ernie Terrell19-2-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
1960-08-10Ike Thomas5-10-3
Hamilton, New York, USAWKO5
1960-07-26Art Swiden30-17-2
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
Bethea was knocked down in the 4th round.
1960-06-30George Moore10-0-0
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALSD1010
1959-05-22Alex Miteff17-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-7 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-7 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-5
1959-03-23Rudy Watkins15-14-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1959-02-16Warnell Lester14-3-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO1010
1958-08-06Sonny Liston18-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO110
time: 1:09 | referee: Bernie Weismann
1958-04-03Nino Valdes40-15-3
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USALSD1010
referee: Don Perko
Bethea was knocked down in the 7th. Scoring: 47-46, 47-46, 45-46
1958-01-29Young Jack Johnson15-9-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore | 48-44 | 49-43 | 48-40
1957-09-10Harold Johnson53-8-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1957-05-27Paul Andrews32-7-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Petey Della 6-3 | judge: Bill Forst 4-5 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-4
1957-04-30Bert Whitehurst23-10-2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Taylor 44-43
1957-04-22Jeff Dyer18-7-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Cashman
1957-01-09Zora Folley27-2-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Lou Scozza 4-5 | judge: Dick Albino 4-5 | judge: Richie Fazio 5-4
Folley was knocked down for a nine count in the 7th.
1956-12-03Zora Folley26-2-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 6-4 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-6 | judge: Frank Fullam 3-6
Birnbaum scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1956-11-05Howie Turner20-3-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Harry Ebbets 4-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-3 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 6-3
1956-09-24Joe Bygraves33-8-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO510
referee: Mark Conn
Bygraves was knocked down in the 5th round. In his corner during the rest period between the 5th and 6th rounds, he informed the ring doctor he did not wish to continue.
1956-07-16Jimmy Slade32-16-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harry Ebbets 7-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 7-2 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 7-2
1956-05-21Ezzard Charles90-17-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 7-3 | judge: Nick Gamboli 7-3 | judge: Mike Davidowitch 7-3
1956-03-08Ernie Cab9-5-1
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWTKO68
Cab was not allowed to come out for the 7th round, because of a bad cut over his left eye.
1955-12-01Mickey Carter10-8-1
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWKO58
1955-11-01Julio Mederos18-10-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 98-93 | judge: Fred Aaronson 97-94 | judge: Eddie Thal 98-94
1955-09-13Harold Carter16-1-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALSD1010
1955-07-26Harold Carter15-1-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
1955-05-20Harold Carter13-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1955-03-21Joey Rowan24-6-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Mark Conn 5-6 | judge: Nick Gamboli 6-5 | judge: Bert Grant 4-5
Conn had the bout 4-4 in rounds, Gamboli 5-5, as both went to supplemental scoring.
1954-12-27Harold Carter11-0-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO68
referee: George Walsh
1954-12-04Bob Biehler9-2-0
Sports Arena, Rochester, New York, USALPTS66
1954-11-22Rico Hackney1-0-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1954-11-15Bob Graves3-0-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1954-10-11Howie Turner11-1-2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS66
1954-09-09Henry Hawkins0-0-1
Eintracht Oval, Astoria, Queens, New York, USAWPTS44
1954-09-02Elie Rogalle10-5-0
Eintracht Oval, Astoria, Queens, New York, USAWKO16
1954-08-12Rue Williams0-2-0
Eintracht Oval, Astoria, Queens, New York, USAWKO34

 
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