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Oscar Rankins
Global ID10518
sexmale
birthdate 1912-02-16
death date 1990-11-13 (78)
divisionlight heavyweight
aliasOscar Rankin
country USA
residenceLos Angeles, California, USA
birth placeTexas, USA
birth nameOscar Rankins
won 43 (KO 18) + lost 31 (KO 11) + drawn 7 = 81
rounds boxed 540 KO% 22.22
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1941-10-03Pat Valentino16-4-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALKO610
time: 2:10 | referee: Mushy Callahan
Rankin was knocked down once in the 5th, and twice in the 6th round.
1941-07-30Stanley Hasrato24-11-10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO410
referee: Billy Burke
1941-06-17Pat Valentino15-2-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
USA California State light heavyweight title
1941-04-08Vern Earling13-3-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Mushy Callahan
Earling was down in the 5th, and the bout was stopped after the 7th round.
1941-02-26Vern Earling12-2-3
Arena, Huntington Park, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Mushy Callahan
1941-02-11Vern Earling12-2-2
Downtown Arena, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS66
referee: Charley Randolph
1939-08-08Marty Simmons65-25-8
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
referee: Ted Jamieson
1939-07-10Marty Simmons65-23-8
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1939-04-24Marty Simmons65-22-8
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1939-04-14Nate Bolden11-5-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1212
This was a good fight. The referee voted for Bolden 62-58, and one of the judges favored Nate 62-55. The other judge voted for Rankin 62-58.
1938-10-24Teddy Yarosz93-9-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Buck McTiernan | judge: Willie Davies | judge: George MacBeth
Results from the Pittsburgh Press, which repoted Yarosz an easy winner (8-1-1 in rounds) despite the split verdict.
1938-09-19Al Quaill29-12-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USADMD1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Karl Kohen | judge: Alvin (Jap) Williams
1937-12-03Fred Lenhart99-19-13
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALKO210
1937-11-12George Black31-12-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO710
"(Black) bounced off the floor to knock out Oscar Rankins." (Associated Press)
1937-08-19Bud Mignault38-21-10
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Rankin handed Mignault a lacing in this fight.
1937-07-12Bud Mignault38-20-10
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
This was "a slugfest" according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1937-06-03Jack Gibbons53-3-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USADPTS1010
As Rankin appeared to have clearly won, the Winona Republican-Herald reported this to be a very unpopular decision.
1937-05-27Billy Conn32-6-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: George MacBeth | judge: George Kutzbauer
Robinson & Kutzbauer for Conn - McBeth for Rankin; Conn took a nine-count in round two and apologised to his manager Johnny Ray in the dressing room for getting KOd, Ray surprised replied "not to worry you won the fight on points".
1937-03-18Solly Krieger56-11-5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Alvin (Jap) Williams | judge: George Kutzbauer
1937-02-09Bud Mignault36-19-10
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO510
referee: Red Robinson
Rankins was down four times.
1937-01-21Red Bruce30-13-3
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO710
referee: Freddie Mastrean
1936-12-25Al Gainer61-16-5
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALKO310
time: 2:16 | referee: Red Robinson
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This was an exciting shoot-out. Gainer was floored twice in the first. Rankins floored four times in the third.
1936-12-04Tommy Freeman160-17-19
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jim Keefe
1936-10-22Solly Krieger52-9-5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1212
This was a sensational bout,sometimes ranked as the best Pittsburgh main event of all time. Rankins was saved by the bell in round nine.
1936-09-14Al Quaill24-5-0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
Rankin recovered after nearly being knocked out in round one.
1936-08-31Ken Overlin72-9-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Primo Columbus | judge: George Kutzbauer
1936-02-20Fred Lenhart92-17-12
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALKO110
time: 0:58
1936-02-14Young Terry70-21-6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1936-01-24Jack Gibbons43-1-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
referee: Ed Shave
1936-01-17Solly Krieger43-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
Ney York Times. Rankins won every round. Krieger was substituting for Ken Overlin on one day's notice.
1936-01-01George Black18-6-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO48
referee: Jim Keefe
1935-11-26Tait Littman40-14-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
1935-11-04Tait Littman40-13-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1935-08-07Young Joe Gans8-3-1
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1935-05-14Maxie Rosenbloom178-34-22
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1935-04-23Swede Berglund64-18-12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-03-21Sig Ecklund30-9-8
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWKO410
1935-01-29Lou Brouillard85-16-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO410
referee: George Blake
1934-12-11Tommy Rios35-33-11
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1934-10-16Swede Berglund63-15-12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Larry McGrath
USA California State middleweight title
Pacific Coast Middleweight Title
1934-08-21Gorilla Jones83-17-9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frankie Van
1934-07-24Deacon Leo Kelly14-7-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS66
Rankin's second bout of the show..
1934-07-24Manuel Victoria38-35-16
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO110
time: 0:54
Rankin's first bout of the program, which was the main event.
1934-04-17Deacon Leo Kelly11-6-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS88
1934-04-04Frankie Remus8-5-2
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWKO36
1934-03-20Indian Jimmy Rivers19-18-9
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frank Manfredo
1934-01-23Manuel Victoria33-32-15
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
1933-12-05Don Conn11-7-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
1933-08-15Sandy Garrison Casanova79-8-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO610
time: 2:05 | referee: Larry McGrath
Garrison Casanova's corner threw in the towel.
1933-07-25Sandy Garrison Casanova79-8-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
Both boxers were down once in the 3rd round.
1933-06-30Nash Garrison20-3-1
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
Garrison was knocked down three times.
1933-01-31Manuel Davila19-6-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1933-01-20Manuel Victoria25-27-13
Ventura A.C., Ventura, California, USAWPTS66
1932-04-05Tony Poloni15-1-2
Sacramento, California, USALPTS1010
1932-02-11Tony Poloni14-1-2
Sacramento, California, USALTKO910
USA California State light heavyweight title
Bout was stopped when one of Rankin's eyes was shelled shut.
1931-11-17Lee Ramage22-3-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
USA California State light heavyweight title
Ramage came in one-half pound overweight, and thus lost his title to Rankin.
1931-09-04Frank Rowsey30-5-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALRTD710
1931-06-15Sailor Harry Goodland15-3-0
Eastside Arena, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO510
1931-03-06Homer Sheridan24-13-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1930-12-17George Courtney64-13-1
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USALDQ310
1930-12-05Phil Blood23-11-2
Ocean Park, California, USAWKO16
1930-10-28Benny Miller16-6-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Harry Lee
1930-09-16Bert Colima135-28-20
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWDQ610
referee: Abe Roth
1930-06-01Jack Charvez21-4-2
LPTS88
Exact date and location are uncertain but the fight did occur in 1930.
1930-05-06Frank Rowsey14-1-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS66
1930-04-08Guy Salerno5-0-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
1930-02-19Joe Arcienega9-27-9
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO16
time: 1:15
1930-02-15Paul Duarte10-10-5
Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO26
1929-10-16Ole Nesheim13-3-8
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USALPTS66
1929-06-19Walter (Bang) Dunham7-1-0
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USALKO46
1929-05-29Joe Cardoza49-17-5
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USALPTS66
1929-05-15Billy Blake40-21-14
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USALPTS66
1929-04-30Red Barbour1-0-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO34
1929-04-23Bobby Bridges31-19-8
Orange County A.C., Santa Ana, California, USAWKO36
1929-04-03Bobby Nears
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USALPTS?
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