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|death date||2004-07-02 (69)|
|height||5′ 10″ / 178cm|
|reach||75″ / 191cm|
|residence||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|birth place||Greenville, Mississippi, USA|
|birth name||Joseph Harrison|
rounds boxed 690 KO% 41.67
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|1972-08-07||Andy Kendall||37-8-7||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA||L||UD||10||10|
|The card had three professional bouts and three amateur bouts.|
|1970-03-11||Charley Green||11-6-0||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Tommy Walsh 2-8 | judge: Tony Castellano 2-8 | judge: Al Berl 2-8 |
Hank was knocked down in the tenth round.
|1969-12-16||Hal Carroll||21-2-0||War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Jack Milicich 1-7 | judge: Joe Palmer 1-8 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 2-7 |
|1969-08-08||Terry Lee||11-6-3||Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Jack Downey 6-2 | judge: Leonard Morrow 8-1 | judge: Fred Apostoli 6-1 |
|1969-06-17||Mark Tessman||27-1-0||Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA||L||UD||10||10|
|1968-12-04||Mark Tessman||23-0-0||Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| referee: Lew Eskin |
Fight stopped due to severly cut eyelid.
|1968-10-24||Willie McMillan||10-3-1||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA||W||PTS||10||10|
|1968-09-11||Manny Quinney||14-2-1||Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA||W||TKO||7||10|
|1968-04-16||Mark Tessman||18-0-0||Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Ernie Taylor |
|1967-10-16||Eddie Jones||8-6-0||Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| judge: Dick Fehler 43-49 | judge: Harold Buck 43-49 | judge: Mike Petrovich 41-50 |
|1967-09-27||Leslie Borden||15-12-2||Shrine Auditorium, Billings, Montana, USA||W||KO||4||10|
| time: 2:17 |
|1967-04-15||Roger Rouse||31-5-3||Adams Field House, Missoula, Montana, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: George Chuvalo 93-99 | judge: Billy McFarland 93-100 | judge: James R. Shea 94-99 |
|1966-12-12||Herschel Jacobs||20-13-2||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Lucien Joubert 2-8 | judge: Herman Dutreix 1-8 | judge: Eddie Brown 3-7 |
|1966-09-13||Marion Connor||20-6-1||Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA||L||SD||10||10|
| referee: Tony Zale 54-46 | judge: Wallace Bailey 46-54 | judge: Jim Manos 47-53 |
|1965-07-26||Bob Foster||20-3-0||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||L||UD||12||12|
| referee: Pete Giarusso 1-9 | judge: Roland Brown 0-10 | judge: Herman Dutreix 1-10 |
|1965-04-05||Roger Rouse||24-4-2||Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Bob Mitchell 7-2 | judge: Leonard Morrow 6-0 | judge: Rudy Ortega 6-3 |
Rouse was knocked down in the 6th round.
|1964-12-11||Bob Foster||16-3-0||Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA||L||TKO||9||10|
| referee: Paddy Mills |
Referee decided Hank was not in condition to continue after being dropped in the 9th round and called the bout to an end.
|1964-08-21||Johnny Persol||12-1-0||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||D||MD||10||10|
| referee: Arthur Mercante 6-4 | judge: Tony Rossi 5-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 5-5 |
|1963-12-06||Harold Johnson||69-9-0||Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Pete Tomasco 42-49 | judge: Dave Beloff 41-50 | judge: Jim Weston 44-48 |
|1963-10-29||Eddie Cotton||46-14-1||Flint Arena, Flint, Michigan, USA||L||UD||15||15|
| referee: Jack Stein 140-146 | judge: T. Ray Johnson 147-148 | judge: Francis Shepherd 140-146 |
Michigan Version of World Light Heavyweight Title
|1963-07-20||Ed Zaremba||15-0-1||Jackson County Farigrounds, Jackson, Michigan, USA||W||UD||12||12x2|
|USA Michigan State light heavyweight titleZaremba was knocked down in the 9th round.
2 minute rounds|
|1963-03-25||Dick Young||14-1-0||Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA||W||TKO||1||10|
| time: 1:54 | referee: Rudy Ortega |
Young was knocked down twice, with Ortega stopping it after the 2nd knockdown.
|1963-02-11||Sixto Rodriguez||27-10-2||Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA||W||SD||10||10|
| referee: Jack Downey 8-4 | judge: Elmer Costa 4-5 | judge: Rudy Ortega 4-3 |
Rodriguez was knocked down in the 10th round.
|1962-11-24||Mauro Mina||41-2-2||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||L||SD||10||10|
| referee: Arthur Mercante 3-6 | judge: Bill Recht 3-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-4 |
|1962-09-01||Jimmy Ellis||11-1-0||Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| 47-45 | 47-46 | 47-44 |
|1962-06-14||John McCormack||32-4-0||Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom||L||PTS||8||8x3|
| referee: Frank Wilson |
|1962-03-31||Dick Tiger||44-14-2||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Arthur Mercante 0-10 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 0-9 | judge: Bill Recht 1-8 |
|1962-03-07||Allan Harmon||25-7-4||Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||TKO||7||10|
|Hank cut Harmon over the right eye in the first round and piled up a good lead before the fight was stopped in the 7th.|
|1962-01-30||Joey Giardello||87-23-8||Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||L||MD||10||10|
| referee: Joe Sweeney 45-46 | judge: Nate Lopinson 44-47 | judge: Jim Mina 46-46 |
1962 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
|1962-01-10||Allan Harmon||25-7-3||Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA||D||PTS||10||10|
|1961-12-15||Chic Calderwood||30-1-1||Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| 49-44 | 50-41 | 47-43 |
Calderwood was knocked down in the 3rd round.
|1961-10-23||Jerry Luedee||28-12-2||Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA||W||TKO||7||10|
| time: 1:03 |
|1961-08-21||Franz Szuzina||48-21-15||Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Tom Briscoe |
|1961-07-10||Joey Giardello||85-22-7||Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||UD||10||10|
|1961-03-29||Clarence Alford||16-8-1||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||TKO||7||10|
| time: 2:45 | referee: Freddie Adams |
Alford got off to a good lead after 5 rounds against ring-rusty Hank. However, once Hank found the target it was curtains for Alford.
Hank dropped Alford with a right hand in the 7th. When Alford got to his feet he was in no shape to continue and Referee Adams halted the fight.
|1960-11-19||Gene Armstrong||18-2-1||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Al Berl 4-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-6 | judge: Nick Gamboli 1-8 |
|1960-10-21||Randy Sandy||23-18-2||Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Lou Handler 49-40 | 49-42 | 44-43 |
|1960-09-29||Hank Casey||25-3-5||Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Vern Bybee 3-4 | judge: Matt Zidich 2-5 | judge: Jack Silver 4-5 |
Hank got off to a slow start and Casey took the play away with flicking lefts and sharp rights. Hank made his best showing in the 10th when he began to score heavily to the body and head. But it was too little, too late.
|1960-09-14||Jesse Smith||29-6-3||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||D||PTS||10||10|
| referee: Frank Sikora 44-42 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 45-47 | judge: Bill Doty 50-50 |
Smith was knocked down in the 10th, with less than 30 seconds left in the bout.
|1960-08-03||Rudy Ellis||17-4-1||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 2:30 |
After a couple of minutes of sparring had taken place, Ellis left a big wide hole in his defense. Quick as a cat Hank landed a potent left hook to the stomack and followed with an even more powerful right to the chin and the fight was over.
|1960-07-11||Hank Casey||25-2-5||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Roland Brown 6-3 | judge: Battling Ferdie 6-3 | judge: Eddie Brown 5-3 |
|1960-06-30||Victor Zalazar||19-5-1||University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||KO||4||10|
| time: 2:11 |
|1960-05-16||Hank Casey||24-2-5||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Brown 4-5 | judge: Battling Ferdie 4-6 | judge: Roland Brown 3-6 |
|1960-04-25||Rory Calhoun||43-9-2||Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA||W||TKO||2||10|
| time: 2:50 | referee: Vern Bybee |
Calhoun was knocked down in the 1st, and again in the 2nd. Calhoun was on his feet before the count of 10, but in no shape to continue.
|1960-02-17||Sixto Rodriguez||23-2-2||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| time: 2:41 | referee: Bernie Weismann |
Hank suffered a broken hand.
|1960-01-27||Jesse Bowdry||26-4-0||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| time: 2:45 | referee: Frank Sikora |
Bowdry was down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 6th.
|1959-12-07||Jesse Bowdry||26-3-0||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||TKO||10||10|
| time: 1:51 |
|1959-10-26||George Benton||37-5-1||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||UD||10||10|
|1959-10-12||Holly Mims||49-19-6||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||MD||12||12|
| referee: Battling Ferdie 8-4 | judge: Al Grayber 10-2 | judge: Warren Aubrey 6-6 |
|1959-09-07||Neal Rivers||43-11-2||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||KO||4||12|
| time: 2:10 |
Rivers was down in the 2nd and the 4th, for the count.
|1959-08-10||Holly Mims||48-19-6||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||L||SD||10||10|
| referee: Freddie Adams 3-6 | judge: Battling Ferdie 4-6 | judge: Warren Aubrey 6-4 |
|1959-07-13||Neal Rivers||43-10-2||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||TKO||10||10|
| time: 2:40 | referee: Roland Brown |
|1959-06-15||Willie Vaughn||46-21-11||Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||KO||10||10|
| referee: Roland Brown |
Coming into the tenth round, Vaughn had won every round except one. But a terrific hook from Hank caught Willie on the jaw just after the last round started and he could not beat the count.
|1959-04-13||Charley Joseph||52-10-1||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| time: 2:44 | referee: Freddie Adams |
Joseph took a "terrific pasting" from Hank. Referee Adams stopped the fight when Joseph, bewildered from the heavy pummelling, turned his back on Hank while walking toward his corner.
|1959-03-23||Charley Joseph||51-10-1||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||L||SD||10||10|
| referee: Freddie Adams 6-3 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 4-5 | judge: Charles Dabney 4-5 |
|1959-03-03||Jimmy Beecham||25-8-2||Exhibition Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USA||W||SD||10||10|
|Hank scored a flash knockdown in the eighth.|
|1959-02-03||George Boddie||15-11-5||Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA||W||KO||3||10|
|1958-12-15||Ernest Burford||17-4-0||Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA||W||UD||10||10|
|1958-11-25||Ernest Burford||16-4-0||Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA||L||PTS||10||10|
|1958-11-05||Sherman Williams||18-24-2||Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA||W||KO||8||8|
|1958-09-17||Charlie Glover||13-7-1||Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA||W||KO||1||8|
| time: 2:42 |
|1958-09-08||Leffie Walker||10-9-1||Wismer Stadium, Pontiac, Michigan, USA||W||KO||6||10|
|Walker was on the receiving end of some entertaining exchanges. Midway through the sixth round Walker had enough and Hank scored a knockout.|
|1958-08-23||Charley Cotton||41-21-3||Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||TKO||9||10|
|Cotton was down for a count in round two but Hank fought only about 30 seconds of each round and the fight went along. In the eighth round Cotton caught Hank with a right and had him wobbling at the bell. "However, Cotton was not allowed to come out for the ninth round because of a cut inside of his mouth which had been bleeding throughout the match." (The Ring, November 1958, page 65)|
|1958-07-12||Joe Fusco||18-11-1||Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||TKO||3||10|
| referee: Johnny Weber |
|1958-05-28||Rudy Ellis||10-1-1||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||KO||4||8|
|Hank scores sensational knockout over previously undefeated Ellis.|
|1958-04-26||Sherman Williams||18-19-2||Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada||W||TKO||1||8|
|1958-03-22||George Boddie||15-10-5||Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||KO||3||8|
| time: 0:59 |
Hank scored a fast knockout when he connected with a beautiful left hook to the chin.
|1958-02-22||Charley Cotton||41-19-3||Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||PTS||8||8|
|"Hank more than avenged a defeat suffered at the hands of Cotton seventeen months ago, when he gave the once prominent veteran a sound trouncing." (The Ring, May 1958, page 64)|
|1957-06-15||Leffie Walker||10-8-1||St. Joseph Field House, Bay City, Michigan, USA||W||PTS||8||8|
|1956-09-18||Charley Cotton||39-11-1||Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA||L||UD||10||10|
| referee: Tony Ousky 45-49 | judge: George Graff 44-49 | judge: Edward J. Hagerty 40-48 |
|1956-07-31||Chuck Craig||5-0-1||CKLW-TV Studio, Windsor, Ontario, Canada||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 2:00 |
|1956-04-28||Leffie Walker||9-3-0||Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||PTS||8||8|
|1956-03-28||Rudy Gwin||5-1-1||Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA||W||TKO||4||8|
|1955-07-28||Bob Stecher||47-15-2||Warren, Ohio, USA||W||TKO||3||6|
|1955-05-31||Gordon Wallace||27-13-1||Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||L||SD||6||6|
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