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Doug Ratford
Global ID11062
sexmale
birthdate 1922-02-08
death date 1994-12-06 (72)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
aliasJohnny Wilson
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
won 34 (KO 9) + lost 26 (KO 2) + drawn 6 = 66
rounds boxed 460 KO% 13.64
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1949-12-15George Costner67-9-4
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO110
time: 1:38 | referee: Dave Beloff
A left to the head was the knockout punch. Radford suffered a concussion and did not fight again.
1949-09-30Ike Williams101-12-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
Round-by-round, all three officials favored Williams by an 8-2 margin. Ratford was formerly a sparring partner for Williams. He gave a good account of himself and landed a lot of punches, but not with as much authority as those of Williams. Williams's best round was the eighth. 4,101 cash customers were on hand and the gross gate was $9,339.
1949-08-16Freddie Dawson69-7-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
referee: Charley Reynolds
1949-07-01Melvin Bartholomew26-26-9
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO610
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1949-05-02Terry Moore20-7-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1949-04-04Sonny Boy West31-3-0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
from Washington newspapers (Jack KIncaid).
1949-03-28Buster Tyler38-15-3
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Jack Dekkers 100-90 | judge: Jack Cunningham 98-97 | judge: Dave Goggin 97-98
1949-03-10Eddie Giosa54-18-6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD88
1949-02-17Bee Bee Wright39-5-2
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALPTS88
"..A fast and hard fought eight-rounder. Wright dropped Ratford for a nine count in the fourth." (The Ring, May 1949, page 61)
1948-12-30Isaac Jenkins13-12-0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1948-10-09Abdeslam Ben Buker26-4-8
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaLPTS1010
1948-09-02Tommy Bell46-17-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Harry Ebbets 4-6 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 6-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-7
Barnes scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Bell in supplemental scoring.
1948-06-14Norman Rubio54-23-8
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Watson 7-2 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 5-3 | judge: Paul Caiola 5-4
1948-04-26Laurie Buxton31-29-2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1948-04-13Kid Gavilan42-4-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
6-4 | 6-4 | 6-4
1947-12-11Santa Bucca40-10-3
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD88
1947-11-06Santa Bucca40-10-2
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
1947-09-11Bee Bee Wright33-3-1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
referee: Charley Daggert 4-4 | judge: Lou Tress 5-2 | judge: Leo Costella 2-5
1947-09-02Kid Gavilan36-2-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1947-06-27Freddie Dawson49-5-3
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1947-05-08Doug Carter45-11-7
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1947-04-21Gene Burton29-6-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Charley Daggert 5-5 | judge: Leo Costella 3-6 | judge: Lou Tress 5-4
1947-03-24Freddie Dawson46-4-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
1947-03-06Charley Williams25-5-2
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1947-02-06Booker Hodges6-4-0
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO38
1947-01-16Billy Justine5-2-2
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD88
1946-11-21Billy Nixon26-4-0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
1946-10-31Al Mobley33-10-4
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1946-10-01Willie Cheatum21-38-12
Broadwood A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1946-09-12Roman Alvarez41-7-3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Jack Watson 4-5 | judge: Jack Denning 3-7 | judge: Abe Goldberg 5-6
Goldberg scored 5-5 in rounds, but favored Alvarez in supplemental scoring.
1946-07-25Jetson Arnold11-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1946-07-01Willie Odom5-9-0
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWTKO78
referee: Jack Dekkers
1946-05-09Eddie Giosa34-11-2
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD88
1946-04-11Santa Bucca33-7-1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD88
1946-04-04Freddy Sammons19-5-1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
referee: Charley Daggert 6-2 | judge: Al Voice 6-1 | judge: Al Cunningham 6-0
Ratford won this fight. The 1947 edition of The Ring Record Book erroneously listed both men as the losers in their records.
1946-03-21Johnny Forte42-8-1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
1946-02-14Otis Graham8-0-0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1946-02-09George Bradford Smith10-4-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1946-02-05Al Victoria13-7-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1946-01-31Buddy Freeman4-0-0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO5
1946-01-28Al Mobley24-9-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS66
Sometimes incorrectly recorded as being an eight-rounder.
1946-01-14Al Mobley24-9-3
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USADPTS66
From The Ring, April 1946, page 39. Mobley's opponent was not "George Radford," as shown here previously.
1946-01-03Al Franklin25-17-1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1945-12-07Wayland Douglas8-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1945-11-13Wendy Wilson5-0-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1944-12-12Jerry McGee6-60-1
Capitol Arena, Albany, New York, USAWKO26
time: 1:43
Ratford boxed as "Johnny Wilson"
1944-11-01Tommy Daniels19-12-1
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, New York, USAWKO58
Ratford used the name "Johnny Wilson" in this fight, reported in The Ring, January 1945, page 52. The expression "Bingo Club" used in the report refers to the boxing club in Binghamton (venue: Kalurah Temple), and not to a different location than usual.
1944-10-23Tommy Daniels19-11-1
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, New York, USAWPTS66
Ratford fought as "Johnny Wilson" on this occasion. The fight is reported in The Ring, January 1945, page 52.
1944-09-11Lew Perez15-19-8
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO26
This fight is reported in The Ring, December 1944, page 62. Ratford fought as "Johnny Wilson."
1944-09-04Billy Adams7-8-1
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO16
time: 2:24
Reported in The Ring, November 1944, page 39. Ratford used the name "Johnny Wilson."
1944-06-20Stanley Miller28-50-12
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
Ratford as Johnny Wilson
1944-05-02Johnny Atteley2-3-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO46
Reported in The Ring, July 1944, page 49. Ratford used his alias of "Johnny Wilson" in this fight. Atteley was unable to answer the fell for round four.
1943-04-20Bobby Claus1-1-0
Eagles Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALTKO26
1942-09-21Angelo Callura25-15-4
Providence, Rhode Island, USALPTS88
1942-09-17Henry Vasquez29-5-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS88
Ratford used his real name (Doug Ratford) in this fight, reported in The Ring, December 1942, page 42.
1942-09-01Bobby Cummings20-41-10
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS66
1942-08-04Patsy Spataro13-8-3
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS66
1942-07-20Rudy Giscombe2-1-0
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1942-07-17Charley Williams1-0-0
Morris County Arena, Mount Freedom, New Jersey, USALPTS66
referee: Gene Roman
1942-06-09Marvin Bryant3-0-0
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS44
1942-05-25Gene Burton
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS44
1942-04-18Mike Bulik5-2-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS44
1942-04-07Herbie Kronowitz15-0-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS44
1942-03-24Mike Bulik2-1-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS44
1942-03-10Bobby Sheppard0-0-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS44
1942-01-06Lou Angelo1-1-0
Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADPTS66

 
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