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Yale Okun
Global ID12060
sexmale
birthdate 1907-02-28
death date 1978-05-00 (71)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
aliasYoile Okun
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth nameJulius Okun
won 59 (KO 13) + lost 25 (KO 5) + drawn 7 = 91
rounds boxed 665
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 6 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 116
Total Bouts 103 KO% 12.62
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1935-08-05Tony Celli25-15-3
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USADPTS66
1934-11-23John Henry Lewis34-3-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO310
time: 0:58 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
1934-10-05Corn Griffin44-12-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-08-03Corn Griffin44-11-4
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWRTD210
referee: Ed Smith
The bout was halted after round 2 because of a bad cut over Griffin's left eye.
1934-06-23Ralph Barbara9-10-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO56
1932-11-18Andy Mitchell33-10-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO4
Cut eye stoppage
1932-07-12Harry Smith50-4-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1932-05-10Lee Ramage25-3-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1932-04-22John Henry Lewis15-1-0
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Bill Doran
1932-03-24Harry Smith50-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
Smith badly cut over right eye in 1st round
1932-03-08Chuck Wiggins68-35-12
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
1932-01-29Tony Cancela31-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1932-01-15Tony Cancela31-7-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
Light Heavyweight Elimination Tournament. Okun and Cancela did not meet on 15 November 1932, as was previously shown here. That entry was a duplication of the correct one for 15 January 1932.
1931-10-29Pietro Corri12-47-5
Auditorium, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
1931-10-12Don Petrin16-4-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS55
Petrin scored a knockdown in the first round. New York Times
1931-06-08Harry Smith44-1-2
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USALTKO310
Having sustained a badly cut eye, Okun was not allowed to enter round 3.
1931-05-22Joe Knight24-8-5
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USALKO510
1931-03-20Johnny Roberts35-13-1
Armory Arena, Charleston, West Virginia, USAWNWS1010
referee: Jimmy Duggan
Newspaper decision from the Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia's new law legalizing boxing, had been signed March 8 by Governor William G. Conley. (But the bill was not to be effective for 90 days.) March 8 New York Times

1931-01-12Billy Jones26-9-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1930-07-04Battling Bozo4-4-2
Birmingham, Alabama, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Anniston Star (U.P. wire)
1930-06-18Harry Smith33-1-1
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1930-04-25Dick Daniels15-3-0
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
referee: Jack Dempsey
"Dempsey shook hands and chatted with Tommy Gibbons, St. Paul heavyweight, in the ring prior to the windup, the first public meeting of the pair since Dempsey won from the Minnesotan on the surnburnt plains of Shelby in 1923. They received the evening's biggest hand." (Bismarck Tribune)
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press

1930-03-31Frankie Wine47-16-12
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWPTS1010
1930-03-14Roy Wallace27-3-1
Legion Arena, Lake Worth, Florida, USADPTS1010
1930-02-24Tiger Jack Payne45-20-9
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Michaels | judge: Earl Blair | judge: Dick Albino
1930-02-10Frankie Wine47-14-12
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-12-09Maxie Rosenbloom86-17-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1929-10-21Matt Adgie32-11-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
One of the many bouts featuring Jewish boxers who were fighting on behalf of the "Palestine Relief Fund." Nearly 20,000 contributors paid $101,000 to attend.
1929-08-27Jim Braddock30-4-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1929-07-23Dick Daniels13-2-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Frank Holborow
1929-07-02Dick Daniels13-1-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWRTD410
1929-05-28Leo Lomski64-9-3
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS1010
Lomski injured his right hand in the fifth round, prompting at least one Okun fan to shout to his boxer that Lomski wasn't punching with that hand any longer. Okun was knocked down during the fifth round.
1929-02-21Emmett Rocco17-2-0
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1929-01-12Tiger Jack Payne41-15-6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1928-12-21Tom Kirby19-13-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-11-12Pat McCarthy42-24-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-02-28Chuck Wiggins53-24-12
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS1010
From The Ring, May 1928, page 31.
1928-02-17George Manley49-7-7
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1928-02-08Joe Packo15-5-2
Armory, Toledo, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1928-01-13Joe Sekyra24-2-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-01-03Ernie Schaaf9-1-1
Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Popular verdict - win for Schaaf. (NY Times)
1927-11-25Harold Mays13-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-11-04Leo Lomski53-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-10-21Ernie Schaaf8-1-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1927-10-07Earl Blue37-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO910
Okun down for count of 9 in 1st round. Blue fails to come out for round 10
1927-10-03Bob Lawson31-17-3
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALDQ710
Both fighters were fined, Okun $350 for the foul, and Lawson $250 for going down without being hit in the fifth round. Okun was also suspended for thirty days.
1927-09-22George Manley46-7-7
Soldiers Field, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1927-09-19Joe Sekyra21-2-2
North Side Field, Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS1212
1927-09-06Ernie Schaaf8-1-1
Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
This was a newspaper decision, New Jersey did not have official decisions until March, 1928-- "Schaaf outpointed easily by Okun in return fight." Schaaf floored for a no-count in the sixth round. Headline from the Newark Evening News which had Schaaf winning only one round in the entire fight.
1927-08-16Ernie Schaaf8-0-1
Newark, New Jersey, USAWDQ1
1927-07-15Billy Vidabeck25-8-4
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-07-11George Gemas12-10-1
Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Reported in the Philadelphia Record.
1927-06-24Tony Marullo32-20-2
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-21Phil Scott54-8-4
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ615x3
Hull Daily Mail - Friday 22 April 1927
1927-02-28Matt Adgie14-3-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-01-28Eddie Huffman20-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADMD1010
referee: Eddie Forbes 5-5 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-5 | judge: Ray Farrell
Okun appeared to deserve the victory. NY Evening Post
1926-12-06Lou Scozza25-4-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
1926-11-15George Smith7-3-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-11-01Earl Blue32-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Hype Igoe in special report to Fargo Forum: "One of the best bouts of the year with probably the worst decision, was that between Yale Okun of New York and Earl Blue of St Paul, the semifinal fight at the Madison Square Garden tonight. Okun received the decision after 10 rounds of good speedy fighting, but he was clearly outmaneuvered and outfought by Blue. The verdict was greeted with a terrific outburst of hooting and jeering." Hype went on to report that Okun was knocked down in the first and third rounds. Hype scored it five rounds for Blue, three for Okun, and two even.
1926-10-22Bob Lawson28-13-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Okun gave Lawson an artistic lacing. New York Times
1926-10-14Ricardo Romano3-1-0
Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Pop O'Brien | judge: Bert Hart | judge: Joe Cervino
1926-10-11Archie Skinner1-3-0
Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Okun won the newspaper decision. (NY Times and Newark Star-Eagle)
1926-09-23Martin Burke39-20-5
Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Walk-out bout held after Dempsey-Tunney
1926-08-23Matt Adgie12-0-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1926-08-02Tiger Thomas4-0-3
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1926-07-12Allentown Joe Gans37-9-8
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1926-07-05Ray Fay0-2-0
Memorial Field, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1926-06-17Johnny Urban2-2-1
Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
Urban did not answer the bell for the seventh round, due to a cut on the inside of his mouth. New York Times
1926-05-26Roy Mitchell12-2-1
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDPTS1010
1926-05-14George Cook19-23-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-05-03Sgt Jack Adams1-3-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-04-05Tommy Loughran29-7-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1926-03-15Tommy Loughran28-7-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1926-02-16Martin O'Grady4-8-2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1926-01-19Roy Mitchell9-1-1
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWPTS1010
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