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Neal Rivers
Global ID10918
sexmale
birthdate 1934-05-14
death date 1987-12-25 (53)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasCornelius
country USA
residenceLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
birth placeMontgomery, Alabama, USA
won 47 (KO 25) + lost 18 (KO 8) + drawn 3 = 68
rounds boxed 481 KO% 36.76
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1962-05-05Gustav Scholz84-1-6
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyLTKO510
1962-04-07Klaus Peter Gumpert11-0-2
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Berlin, GermanyLPTS88
1961-12-19Dean Bogany18-7-2
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Reno 6-3
Bogany was knocked down for a nine-count in the 2nd round.
1961-06-21Phil Edwards55-7-3
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1961-05-24Eddie Cotton38-11-1
Bellingham, Washington, USALTKO610
time: 1:55
1961-04-27Tiger Al Williams36-23-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALSD1010
referee: Joey Olmos 3-4 | judge: Jack McDonald 3-5 | judge: Jimmy Wilson 6-2
1961-01-26John Henry Smith13-3-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO812
referee: John Thomas
USA California State middleweight title
1960-11-29Lee Owens18-13-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Wilson 8-2 | judge: George Latka 8-2 | judge: Russ Bradford 6-1
1960-09-08Eddie Andrews35-13-2
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USADPTS1212
Advertised as for Middleweight Championship of Nevada
1959-11-23Tiger Al Williams35-20-2
Convention Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1010
1959-10-31Carlton Lincoln14-5-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO610
time: 2:56 | referee: Dick Young
1959-09-07Henry Hank35-10-1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALKO412
time: 2:10
Rivers was down in the 2nd and the 4th, for the count.
1959-07-13Henry Hank34-9-1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALTKO1010
time: 2:40 | referee: Roland Brown
1959-06-17Jimmy Martinez103-33-12
Speedway Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWMD1010
referee: Zora Folley 98-98 | judge: Jim Cleary 98-96 | judge: Neffie Quintana 99-95
Martinez was knocked down in the 3rd and 8th round.
1959-04-22Spider Webb32-4-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO410
time: 2:49 | referee: Joey White
Rivers reportedly had a record of winning 45 of 56 starts, 27 by knockout coming into this fight
1959-01-03Willie Vaughn42-19-11
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: George Latka 96-92 | judge: Tommy Hart 96-92 | judge: Russ Bradford 95-94
Vaughn was knocked down in the 7th round, for a five-count.
1958-11-29Bobby Boyd50-10-3
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USALMD1010
referee: Lou Thomas 39-49 | judge: Pete LaCrosse 46-48 | judge: Moan Baumgartner 46-46
1958-11-11Jim Hegerle29-12-2
Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWTKO710
time: 1:28 | referee: Marshall Leach
Hegerle was knocked down once in the 7th round.
1958-09-27Hank Casey20-1-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALUD1212
referee: Mushy Callahan 115-116 | judge: George Latka 114-116 | judge: Joey Olmos 115-117
USA California State middleweight title
1958-09-08Milo Savage42-41-9
Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1010
1958-07-28Tony Dupas30-7-0
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO210
1958-04-16Bobby Boyd47-8-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Bernie Weismann 90-100 | judge: Harold Marovitz 90-100 | judge: Frank Clark 90-100
1958-03-05Ramon Hernandez11-5-0
Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWKO310
time: 2:15
1958-02-24Eusebio Hernandez54-28-5
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO210
time: 1:45
1957-11-15Gene Fullmer42-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Mark Conn 4-6 | judge: Bill Recht 4-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-6
1957-09-16Milo Savage41-36-9
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1010
1957-08-22Tiger Al Williams28-14-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1212
referee: Tommy Hart 115-117 | judge: Charley Randolph 117-112 | judge: Reggie Gilmore 116-116
1957-06-22Sal Flores28-16-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO912
time: 2:27 | referee: Lee Grossman
USA California State middleweight title
1957-06-08Bobby Jones39-25-8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1212
referee: Charley Randolph 115-113 | judge: Reggie Gilmore 119-110 | judge: Russ Bradford 117-112
vacant USA California State middleweight title
1957-05-01Rocky Caballero23-3-2
Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWTKO410
time: 2:08 | referee: Phil Romano
Caballero down three times in 3rd
1957-02-15Spider Webb19-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 1-9 | judge: Frank Forbes 1-9 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 1-8
Webb was credited with scoring a knockdown in the 10th, when Rivers swung and missed and fell to the canvas.
1956-12-17Eusebio Hernandez50-24-5
Auditorio Municipal, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MexicoLUD1010
1956-12-03Charley Joseph37-3-1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWMD1010
referee: Charley Daboney 4-4 | judge: Eddie Brown 6-3 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 5-4
1956-11-12Al Hauser6-7-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWRTD810
1956-08-06Charley Joseph34-1-1
Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1010
1956-07-14Dick Goldstein30-12-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO410
time: 1:56 | referee: Dynamite Jackson
Goldstein was knocked down twice in the 4th round.
1956-06-20Chico Varona68-26-3
Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO810
time: 1:08
1956-04-21Charlie Sawyer28-7-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO112
time: 1:53 | referee: Charley Randolph
USA California State middleweight title
Sawyer was knocked down twice.
1956-03-03Charley Green35-19-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWSD1212
referee: Abe Roth 70-62 | judge: Jack McDonald 67-65 | judge: John Thomas 64-68
USA California State middleweight title
1955-09-26Bobby Dawson42-6-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1955-09-12Jesse Turner36-19-6
Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO410
Turner's seconds tossed in towel.
1955-08-15Jimmy King53-9-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
Both fighters were down in the 9th round.
1955-07-30Sal Perea51-12-12
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO910
referee: Abe Roth
1955-06-14Govan Small9-6-4
Elks Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO410
1955-05-17Bones Davis10-1-0
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO710
time: 2:09 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
Reported as Rivers' first fight in 1955. Davis was knocked down twice in the 7th round.
1954-12-06Charley Tombstone Smith8-2-0
Eastside Arena, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Dynamite Jackson
1954-11-11Charley Salas130-42-13
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWUD1010
99-95 | 99-94 | 100-93
1954-09-08Milo Savage30-29-7
Las Vegas, Nevada, USALKO110
time: 0:54
1954-07-28Cordell Jones11-19-5
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO412
vacant USA Nevada State middleweight title
1954-06-15Frankie Skidmore23-12-5
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO410
referee: Truman Harvey
1954-05-26Charley Salas127-40-12
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
Salas was knocked down in the 1st round.
1954-04-28Benny Ventura12-11-6
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS1010
1954-02-15Sal Flores24-13-5
Arena, South Gate, California, USALKO510
time: 1:10 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1954-01-18Jimmy McCoy20-10-2
Arena, South Gate, California, USAWTKO510
time: 1:33 | referee: Mushy Callahan
McCoy was knocked down twice in the 4th round, and once in the 5th round.
1954-01-04Ernie Greer20-19-9
Arena, South Gate, California, USAWTKO210
time: 2:15 | referee: Frankie Van
1953-11-16Esau Ferdinand38-9-8
Arena, South Gate, California, USALUD1010
1953-09-05Dale Williams0-1-0
Hurricane, Utah, USAWKO28
1953-08-19Eddie Williams28-17-6
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS88
1953-07-29Jiggs Reed5-4-2
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO46
1953-04-22Gene Campbell8-8-8
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO16
1953-02-09Ricardo King3-2-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO26
time: 2:59
1952-11-17Ray Watkins1-7-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO1
1952-09-18Sammy Saunders6-2-3
Elks Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS88
1952-08-30Sammy Saunders5-2-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADTD46
referee: Lee Grossman
Rivers suffered a cut from an accidental head-butt.
1952-08-18Lepp Webster12-22-9
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS66
1952-08-16Roy Daniels21-12-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD66
1952-08-09Ray Louis52-55-12
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
1952-07-23Russ Gilliam10-33-7
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS66

 
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