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Henry Hank
Global ID10851
sexmale
birthdate 1935-02-09
death date 2004-07-02 (69)
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach75″   /   191cm
aliasJusuf Salaam
country USA
residenceDetroit, Michigan, USA
birth placeGreenville, Mississippi, USA
birth nameJoseph Harrison
won 62 (KO 40) + lost 31 (KO 1) + drawn 4 = 97
rounds boxed 700 KO% 41.24
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1972-08-07Andy Kendall37-8-7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALUD1010
The card had three professional bouts and three amateur bouts.
1972-02-10Claude "Humphrey" McBride19-0-0
Civic Auditorium, Ardmore, Oklahoma, USALPTS1010
91-97 | 93-97 | 93-98
1970-03-11Charley Green11-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Tommy Walsh 2-8 | judge: Tony Castellano 2-8 | judge: Al Berl 2-8
1969-12-16Hal Carroll21-2-0
Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1010
1969-08-08Terry Lee11-6-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Downey 6-2 | judge: Leonard Morrow 8-1 | judge: Fred Apostoli 6-1
1969-06-17Mark Tessman27-1-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USALUD1010
1968-12-04Mark Tessman23-0-0
Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWTKO610
referee: Lew Eskin
Fight stopped due to severly cut eyelid.
1968-10-24Willie McMillan10-3-1
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
1968-09-11Manny Quinney14-2-1
Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWTKO710
1968-04-16Mark Tessman18-0-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USALUD1010
referee: Ernie Taylor
1967-10-16Eddie Jones8-6-0
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALPTS1010
1967-09-27Leslie Borden15-12-2
Shrine Auditorium, Billings, Montana, USAWKO410
time: 2:17
1967-04-15Roger Rouse31-5-3
Adams Field House, Missoula, Montana, USALUD1010
referee: George Chuvalo 93-99 | judge: Billy McFarland 93-100 | judge: James R. Shea 94-99
1966-12-12Herschel Jacobs20-13-2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Lucien Joubert 2-8 | judge: Herman Dutreix 1-8 | judge: Eddie Brown 3-7
1966-09-13Marion Connor20-6-1
Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USALSD1010
referee: Tony Zale 54-46 | judge: Wallace Bailey 46-54 | judge: Jim Manos 47-53
1965-07-26Bob Foster20-3-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1212
referee: Pete Giarusso 1-9 | judge: Roland Brown 0-10 | judge: Herman Dutreix 1-10
1965-04-05Roger Rouse24-4-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Bob Mitchell 7-2 | judge: Leonard Morrow 6-0 | judge: Rudy Ortega 6-3
Rouse was knocked down in the 6th round.
1964-12-11Bob Foster16-3-0
Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USALTKO910
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.
1964-08-21Johnny Persol12-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADMD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-4 | judge: Tony Rossi 5-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 5-5
1963-12-06Harold Johnson69-9-0
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco 42-49 | judge: Dave Beloff 41-50 | judge: Jim Weston 44-48
1963-10-29Eddie Cotton46-14-1
Flint Arena, Flint, Michigan, USALUD1515
referee: Jack Stein 140-146 | judge: T. Ray Johnson 147-148 | judge: Francis Shepherd 140-146
Michigan Version of World Light Heavyweight Title
1963-07-20Ed Zaremba15-0-1
Jackson County Farigrounds, Jackson, Michigan, USAWUD1212x2
USA Michigan State light heavyweight title
Zaremba was knocked down in the 9th round. 2 minute rounds
1963-03-25Dick Young14-1-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO110
time: 1:54 | referee: Rudy Ortega
Young was knocked down twice, with Ortega stopping it after the 2nd knockdown.
1963-02-11Sixto Rodriguez27-10-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWSD1010
referee: Jack Downey 8-4 | judge: Elmer Costa 4-5 | judge: Rudy Ortega 4-3
Rodriguez was knocked down in the 10th round.
1962-11-24Mauro Mina41-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 3-6 | judge: Bill Recht 3-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-4
1962-09-01Jimmy Ellis11-1-0
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWUD1010
47-45 | 47-46 | 47-44
1962-06-14John McCormack32-4-0
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLPTS88x3
referee: Frank Wilson
1962-03-31Dick Tiger44-14-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 0-10 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 0-9 | judge: Bill Recht 1-8
1962-03-07Allan Harmon25-7-4
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO710
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.
1962-01-30Joey Giardello87-23-8
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 45-46 | judge: Nate Lopinson 44-47 | judge: Jim Mina 46-46
1962 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1962-01-10Allan Harmon25-7-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
1961-12-15Chic Calderwood30-1-1
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
49-44 | 50-41 | 47-43
Calderwood was knocked down in the 3rd round.
1961-10-23Jerry Luedee28-12-2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO710
time: 1:03
1961-08-21Franz Szuzina48-21-15
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
referee: Tom Briscoe
1961-07-10Joey Giardello85-22-7
Convention Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1961-03-29Clarence Alford16-8-1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO710
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.

1960-11-19Gene Armstrong18-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Al Berl 4-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-6 | judge: Nick Gamboli 1-8
1960-10-21Randy Sandy23-18-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
referee: Lou Handler 49-40 | 49-42 | 44-43
1960-09-29Hank Casey25-3-5
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USALUD1010
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.
1960-09-14Jesse Smith29-6-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
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.
1960-08-03Rudy Ellis17-4-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
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.
1960-07-11Hank Casey25-2-5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Roland Brown 6-3 | judge: Battling Ferdie 6-3 | judge: Eddie Brown 5-3
1960-06-30Victor Zalazar19-5-1
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO410
time: 2:11
1960-05-16Hank Casey24-2-5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Brown 4-5 | judge: Battling Ferdie 4-6 | judge: Roland Brown 3-6
1960-04-25Rory Calhoun43-9-2
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USAWTKO210
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.
1960-02-17Sixto Rodriguez23-2-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO610
time: 2:41 | referee: Bernie Weismann
Hank suffered a broken hand.
1960-01-27Jesse Bowdry27-4-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO610
time: 2:45 | referee: Frank Sikora
Bowdry was down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 6th.
1959-12-07Jesse Bowdry27-3-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO1010
time: 1:51
1959-10-26George Benton37-5-1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
1959-10-12Holly Mims49-19-6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWMD1212
referee: Battling Ferdie 8-4 | judge: Al Grayber 10-2 | judge: Warren Aubrey 6-6
1959-09-07Neal Rivers43-11-2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO412
time: 2:10
Rivers was down in the 2nd and the 4th, for the count.
1959-08-10Holly Mims48-19-6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALSD1010
referee: Freddie Adams 3-6 | judge: Battling Ferdie 4-6 | judge: Warren Aubrey 6-4
1959-07-13Neal Rivers43-10-2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:40 | referee: Roland Brown
1959-06-15Willie Vaughn46-21-11
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO1010
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.
1959-04-13Charley Joseph52-10-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO610
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.
1959-03-23Charley Joseph51-10-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALSD1010
referee: Freddie Adams 6-3 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 4-5 | judge: Charles Dabney 4-5
1959-03-03Jimmy Beecham25-8-2
Exhibition Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USAWSD1010
Hank scored a flash knockdown in the eighth.
1959-02-03George Boddie15-11-5
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USAWKO310
1958-12-15Ernest Burford17-4-0
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1958-11-25Ernest Burford16-4-0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1958-11-05Sherman Williams18-24-2
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO88
1958-09-17Charlie Glover13-7-1
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO18
time: 2:42
1958-09-08Leffie Walker10-9-1
Wismer Stadium, Pontiac, Michigan, USAWKO610
Walker was on the receiving end of some entertaining exchanges. Midway through the sixth round Walker had enough and Hank scored a knockout.
1958-08-23Charley Cotton41-21-3
Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO910
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)
1958-07-12Joe Fusco18-11-1
Jefferson Beach Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO310
referee: Johnny Weber
1958-05-28Rudy Ellis10-1-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO48
Hank scores sensational knockout over previously undefeated Ellis.
1958-04-26Sherman Williams18-19-2
Arena, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWTKO18
1958-03-22George Boddie15-10-5
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO38
time: 0:59
Hank scored a fast knockout when he connected with a beautiful left hook to the chin.
1958-02-22Charley Cotton41-19-3
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
"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)
1957-06-15Leffie Walker10-8-1
St. Joseph Field House, Bay City, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1956-09-18Charley Cotton39-11-1
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USALUD1010
referee: Tony Ousky 45-49 | judge: George Graff 44-49 | judge: Edward J. Hagerty 40-48
1956-07-31Chuck Craig5-0-1
CKLW-TV Studio, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWKO210
time: 2:00
1956-04-28Leffie Walker9-3-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1956-03-28Rudy Gwin5-1-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO48
1955-07-28Bob Stecher47-15-2
Warren, Ohio, USAWTKO36
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