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Willie Toweel
Global ID11384
sexmale
birthdate 1934-04-06
divisionbantamweight
country South Africa
residenceJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
birth placeBenoni, Gauteng, South Africa
birth nameWilliam Toweel
won 46 (KO 23) + lost 6 (KO 4) + drawn 2 = 54
rounds boxed 437 KO% 42.59
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1960-10-22Emile Griffith20-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO810
time: 3:00 | referee: Al Berl 1-6 | judge: Charlie Rosen 1-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 2-6
1960-09-17Jannie Botes12-1-0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLDQ912
South African welterweight title
1960-08-27Benny Nieuwenhuizen34-9-2
Market Hall, Welkom, Free State, South AfricaWPTS1212
referee: Wilf Lubbe
vacant South African welterweight title
1960-07-16Fred Tiedt8-2-2
Icedrome, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaWPTS1010
1960-04-16Julio Silvo1-3-1
Icedrome, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaWKO410
1959-12-07Wally Swift17-3-1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1959-11-20Len Matthews21-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Harry Ebbets 5-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-3 | judge: Ray Kozak 5-9
1959-10-03Paddy Graham30-12-1
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWTKO410x3
1959-05-12Dave Charnley30-5-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLKO1015x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
1959-03-21Johnny van Rensburg27-6-3
Raylton Sports Ground, Harare (Salisbury), ZimbabweWPTS1010
1959-02-24Guy Gracia41-15-5
Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaWPTS1010
1958-11-19Tony Garcia5-1-0
Goodwood Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaWKO210
referee: Edgar Lipsett
1958-04-23Guy Gracia38-15-4
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomLTKO710x3
referee: Eugene Henderson
1958-03-25Fernand Nollet27-3-10
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1958-01-14Orlando Zulueta66-31-11
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Ike Powell
1957-11-30Al Nevarez32-5-3
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1010
Toweel was knocked down in the 10th round.
1957-11-05Jose Hernandez34-7-4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO910x3
1957-10-08Jimmy Carter77-23-9
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1957-09-18Mario Calcaterra9-10-8
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1957-09-06Bobby Ros27-11-6
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1957-08-15Billy Spider Kelly51-11-1
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1957-07-09Dave Charnley23-2-1
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Ike Powell
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
1957-05-11Franco Rosini15-7-2
Roan Mine Club, Luanshya, ZambiaWPTS1010
1957-02-14Johnny van Rensburg14-3-3
Green Point Track, Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaWRTD415
referee: Edgar Lipsett
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1956-12-01Richie Howard67-22-4
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1010
1956-11-10Richie Howard67-21-4
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1515
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
1956-10-06Georges DeVos11-11-3
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWTKO1010
1956-08-11Johnny van Rensburg14-2-2
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaDPTS1515
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1956-06-16Johnny van Rensburg14-1-2
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1515
referee: A.L.(Les) Griffiths
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1956-05-12Tienie Pretorius2-4-0
Roan Mine Club, Luanshya, ZambiaWTKO810
1956-03-19Hubert Essakow9-0-0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO1112
Toweel overweight for SA Featherweight Title defence and forfeits title. Essakow dies of injuries sustained in this fight
1955-12-10Johnny van Rensburg13-0-2
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLRTD915
referee: Wilf Lubbe
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
South African lightweight title
1955-11-19Albert Mueller22-23-19
Davies Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South AfricaWKO210
1955-09-03Robert Cohen36-1-2
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaDPTS1515
referee: Wilf Lubbe
World Bantamweight Title
Toweel floored four times in this bout--he was knocked down three times in the second round, twice for counts of three, and once for a no count. Toweel was floored once more for a short count in the tenth round.

1955-05-23Tino Cardinale17-54-22
City Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaWTKO810
1955-04-23Henry Bruyns6-2-2
Kroonstad, Free State, South AfricaWKO212
South African featherweight title
1955-04-09Willie van der Merwe3-3-0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO18
1955-03-14Jean Bichot19-10-0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1010
1955-02-07Louis Klopper3-1-0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWRTD712
South African featherweight title
1954-12-13Jerry Jooste4-2-0
Raylton Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury), ZimbabweWTKO58
1954-11-06Andre Valignat52-7-7
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1010
1954-10-02Pappy Gault59-10-2
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1010
1954-09-02Gerry Britz5-0-0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWTKO1010
1954-06-30Denny Dawson53-31-7
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO210
1954-05-22Tony Lombard35-22-1
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1212
vacant South African featherweight title
1954-05-08Gary Gordon9-1-0
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWTKO38
1954-03-09Jackie O'Connor3-2-0
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO712
referee: John Ingram
South African bantamweight title
1953-10-26Matthew Raaff5-0-0
Feather Market Hall, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South AfricaWTKO712
referee: G. Kirsch
vacant South African bantamweight title
1953-10-03Jerry Jooste1-0-0
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWRTD38
1953-08-29Kalla Persson14-9-0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO16
vacant South African - Transvaal (White) bantamweight title
1953-08-05Bokkie Grobbler4-2-0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO36
1953-07-24Billy Lamberton7-12-3
Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS66
1953-06-13Tiny Corbett10-9-2
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO28
1953-05-09Jackie O'Connor1-0-0
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS44

 
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