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Yama Bahama
Global ID11112
sexmale
birthdate 1933-02-16
death date 2009-06-29 (76)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
country Bahamas
residenceBimini, Bahamas
birth placeBimini, Bahamas
birth nameWilliam Horatio Butler Jr.
won 77 (KO 26) + lost 14 (KO 2) + drawn 3 = 94
rounds boxed 657 KO% 27.66
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1967-08-01Linnes Johnson12-11-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
1967-05-27Bob Hall
Cocoa Expo Stadium, Cocoa, Florida, USAWTKO710
1967-05-05Herman Scatterhawk Dixon22-23-5
Nassau, BahamasWPTS1010
1965-11-19Josh Thomas5-12-5
Nassau, BahamasWPTS1010
1963-03-06Harry Monroe
Bimini, BahamasWKO710
1962-08-18J C Ponder2-0-0
Nassau, BahamasWPTS1010
1962-07-05Jimmy Mackey19-14-3
Bimini, BahamasWPTS1010
1962-05-05Luis Manuel Rodriguez44-2-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALTKO310
referee: Arthur Mercante
Bout stopped because of a cut over Bahama's left eye.
1962-01-09Donnie Carrano0-1-0
Bimini, BahamasWKO710
1961-11-25Farid Salim34-1-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Mark Conn 6-4 | judge: Johnny Dran 8-2 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-5
1961-10-20Gaylord Barnes4-17-0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1961-09-02Ken Parker0-2-0
Bimini, BahamasWTKO1010
1961-07-29Emile Griffith24-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 5-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 2-8 | judge: Tony Castellano 2-7
Kessler's scorecard was 4-4-2, but went to supplemental scoring.
1961-06-24Jose Gonzalez18-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-3 | judge: Joe Armstrong 8-1 | judge: Frank Forbes 8-2
1961-06-02Jimmy Robinson3-5-0
Nassau, BahamasWKO610
1961-05-06Joey Giambra62-5-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 6-3 | judge: Jack Gordon 6-3 | judge: Joe Eppy 5-4
1961-03-04Giancarlo Garbelli67-7-9
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyWPTS1010
According to The Ring, "Garbelli was deprived of a well-earned decision." (June 1961, page 58)
1961-02-17Bobby Shaw0-7-1
Bahamas Boxing Stadium, Nassau, BahamasWTKO810
1961-01-16Ted Wright33-6-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Johnny LoBianco 5-4 | judge: Tony Rossi 5-5 | judge: Herman Singer 4-4
1960-12-20Johnny Simms
Bimini, BahamasWKO1010
1960-11-16Luis Manuel Rodriguez33-0-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALMD1010
referee: Bill Regan 94-94 | judge: Carl Gardner 90-99 | judge: Gus Jacobson 94-97
(Poster) Bahama was knocked down in the third round.
1960-08-02Stan Harrington35-7-1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWUD1010
1960-05-24Victor Zalazar19-4-1
Auditorium Arena, Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
1960-04-23Aman Peck20-36-3
Bahamas Boxing Stadium, Nassau, BahamasWUD1010
1960-04-08Tony Necro28-21-11
Auditorium, Bimini, BahamasWTKO110
1960-03-04Victor Zalazar18-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-4 | judge: Joe Eppy 4-6 | judge: Tony Rossi 5-6
1959-11-27Georgia Kid14-15-4
Nassau, BahamasWPTS1010
1959-05-23Andy Mayfield25-25-2
Bimini, BahamasWPTS88
1959-05-16Ray Sheppard4-9-7
Bimini, BahamasWPTS88
1959-04-29Phil Moyer13-1-1
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Volk 99-95 | judge: Ralph Gruman 100-94 | judge: Andy Crabtree 100-94
1959-03-13Wilf Greaves27-10-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-4 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 8-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 7-3
1958-11-26Rudell Stitch15-4-0
Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USALUD1010
1958-10-07Jesse Bogart22-15-2
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWKO1010
time: 0:32
1958-08-01Joe Miceli57-31-7
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Palmer
Bahama was down twice in the 1st, Miceli was down in the 8th
1958-06-18Kid Gavilan108-29-5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 98-94 | judge: Stuart Winston 99-93 | judge: Eddie Thal 100-92
1958-05-02Clarence Robinson0-3-0
Sports Centre, Nassau, BahamasWTKO410
1958-04-18Ray Sheppard4-1-4
Butler's Auditorium, Bimini, BahamasWPTS1010
1958-04-04Aman Peck16-24-3
Bimini, BahamasWPTS88
1957-12-09Arthur King62-13-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLSD1010
1957-10-02Del Flanagan85-14-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Sikora 49-43 | judge: Frank Clark 50-42 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 47-46
1957-07-09Deacon Washington2-3-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO510
time: 1:40 | referee: Jimmy Peerless
1957-06-05Gil Turner52-15-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALSD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 96-97 | judge: Gus Jacobson 95-96 | judge: Stuart Winston 97-94
Turner was hospitalized following the bout for what the ring declared was a "blood swelling" on the forehead. Turner's manager George Katz alleged that the swelling came from a head-butt.
1957-03-29Willie Kid Johnson16-20-0
Garfunkel Field, Nassau, BahamasWUD1010
Johnson was knocked down three times in the 1st round.
1957-02-01Isaac Logart47-6-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 3-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 2-7 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5
1956-12-14Jimmy Martinez77-26-9
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
Scoring: 48-42, 48-42, 46-45
1956-10-26Tex Gonzalez23-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 0:59 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
1956-08-09Pat Lowry40-10-0
Memorial Stadium, Saginaw, Michigan, USALSD1010
Scoring: 96-94, 94-90, 92-93. Bahama was originally annouced as the winner by split decision. After an angry fan demanded to see the scorecards and was thrown out of the arena, it was discovered that the 96-94 scorecard was incorrectly announced as 94-90 for Bahama.
1956-06-29Gil Turner50-12-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 5-4 | judge: Joe Eppy 7-2 | judge: Nick Gamboli 7-2
1956-05-11Hardy Smallwood18-4-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 7-2 | judge: Richie Fazio 6-4 | judge: Paul Cummins 5-4
1956-03-16Jimmy Ford21-14-5
Garfunkel Field, Nassau, BahamasWTKO910
1956-02-25Carlo Sarlo19-4-1
Civic Center, Lansing, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1956-01-12Leffie Walker9-2-0
Flint, Michigan, USAWTKO710
1955-12-26Giampaolo Melis34-9-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 10-0 | judge: Joe Agnello 10-0 | judge: Harold Barnes 10-0
1955-12-15Howard Calloway2-5-1
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USAWKO38
time: 2:56 | referee: Elmer Brissette
1955-11-29Major Woodson4-4-0
I.M.A. Auditorium, Flint, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1955-10-04Gene Parker47-8-4
State Fair Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO28
time: 1:31 | referee: Johnny Weber
1955-09-13Hector Paralta0-1-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO26
referee: Lou Jallos
1955-08-09Jimmy Ford19-9-5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1955-07-26Mickey Savage30-8-3
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD88
1955-06-30Battling Douglas0-2-0
Bimini, BahamasWTKO710
1955-06-14Abe Cruz3-10-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO46
time: 1:54
1955-06-03Frank Bombiani8-6-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1955-05-13Mario Terry10-13-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1955-04-15Iggy Zotto11-17-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1955-03-28Mario Moreno42-39-3
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1955-03-04Iggy Zotto11-16-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1955-01-11Alan Kennedy15-3-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD66
1954-12-28Jasper Hall0-1-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD44
Also reported as a 5-rounder
1954-12-17Leo Segar0-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1954-11-26Joe Lissy10-8-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1954-10-19Jimmy Ford9-5-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALPTS88
1954-09-21John L Perry4-0-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS44
1954-08-31Carlo Sarlo10-0-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS66
1954-08-17Don Oates3-10-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO35
1954-07-20Bob Hoffman3-1-0
Motor City Speedway, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO16
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