Johnny Summerlin
Global ID11957
birthdate 1932-01-23
death date 2011-01-29 (79)
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
country USA
residenceDetroit, Michigan, USA
birth placeLuverne, Alabama, USA
birth nameJohn W. Summerlin
won 34 (KO 21) + lost 8 (KO 2) + drawn 2 = 44
rounds boxed 261 KO% 47.73

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1958-05-24Nino Valdes42-15-3
Fairground Racing Oval, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO510
Summerlin retires 6-1-58
1958-05-03Cornelius Brown2-15-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO510
1958-03-22Art Miller6-3-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1958-02-22Jack Jacobs11-9-3
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1958-02-01Wayne Womochil15-3-1
Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO510
referee: Tom Briscoe
1956-12-05Eddie Machen18-0-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Joe Palmer 3-6 | judge: Richie Fazio 3-7 | judge: Dick Albino 3-7
1956-09-07Harold Carter19-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 1-9 | judge: Nick Gamboli 1-9 | judge: Jack Gordon 3-6
1956-06-20Bob Satterfield41-21-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Bernie Weismann 89-98 | judge: Ed Hintz 89-96 | judge: John Bray 91-92
1956-05-23Harold Carter18-1-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
Carter was a substitute for Bob Satterfield. Scoring: 98-91, 96-90, 98-96
Billed as an Eliminator bout for the Vacant World Heavyweight Title.

1956-02-23Young Jack Johnson12-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Abe Roth 57-53 | judge: John Thomas 56-54 | judge: George Latka 59½-50½
1955-11-01Ernie Cab8-3-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO410
1955-10-07Neal Welch13-13-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO810
time: 2:13
1955-07-05Bert Whitehurst21-8-2
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD88
Whitehurst was taken to the hospital after he collapsed in his dressing room following the bout.
1955-06-23Zora Folley18-0-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWRTD610
referee: Mushy Callahan
Folley was knocked down once in the 1st, and twice in the 6th round, his trainer requested the fight be stopped, on suspicion of a broken jaw.
1955-05-12Young Jack Johnson8-4-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWMD1010
referee: Tommy Hart 57-53 | judge: John Thomas 57½-52½ | judge: Russ Bradford 55-55
1955-04-14Charlie Powell12-1-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO610
time: 1:18 | referee: Frankie Van
Powell was knocked down once in the 4th and 6th rounds.
1955-03-08Willie Coleman3-0-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO4
1955-02-19Al Hunter7-7-1
St. Francis Auditorium, Traverse City, Michigan, USAWKO58
1955-01-04Art Wright15-7-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO6
1954-12-07Toxie Hall10-11-3
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
referee: Jackie Swartz 8-0
1954-10-05George Powell21-5-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1954-08-10Sonny Liston6-0-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALSD88
Summerlin had suffered a fractured nose in a sparring session shortly before this fight.
1954-06-29Sonny Liston5-0-0
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD88
1954-06-08Oscar Pharo16-2-0
Motor City Speedway, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
referee: Lou Handler
1954-05-11Oscar Pharo16-1-0
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWTKO410
1952-04-05Bob Johnson4-1-0
Madison Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS88
referee: Clarence Rosen
1952-02-08Vern Escoe23-12-0
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWTKO410
Escoe seemed in poor condition and suffered a bad cut over his left eye after 3 rounds of fighting, leaving him unable to answer the bell for the 4th round.
1951-12-13Ralph Schneider16-4-2
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWPTS66
1951-11-12Ponce de Leon12-13-3
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWKO1
1951-05-30Wes Bascom8-0-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO36
Bout stopped on a cut over Summerlin's left eye.
1951-05-23Charles Lester19-5-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS66
1951-04-24Richard Hagan21-6-4
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1951-03-29Bob Masterson
Flint, Michigan, USAWKO1
time: 0:55
1951-02-20Bill Roberts13-4-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1951-02-06Bill Roberts13-3-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS66
1951-01-23Ronnie Wulf7-3-0
Flint, Michigan, USAWKO4
1951-01-04Bud Hershey5-7-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO4
attrib Bob Hershey
1950-12-12George McDonald10-8-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO36
1950-11-30John Cidone
Flint, Michigan, USAWKO2
1950-11-21Norman Smith0-1-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO16
1950-11-14George McDonald10-6-0
Flint, Michigan, USAWTKO5
Summerlin down twice
1950-10-09Mike Rock0-1-0
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWKO1
A duplicate of this fight, which has been deleted here, appeared in Summerlin's record, beginning in 1952 Ring Record Book.
1950-09-20Lloyd Michigan6-12-0
Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWPTS44
1950-08-02Harvey Mack1-0-0
Music Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS44
This was the professional debut of Summerlin.


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