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Don Cockell
Global ID12221
sexmale
birthdate 1928-09-22
death date 1983-07-18 (54)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
reach71″   /   180cm
country United Kingdom
residenceBattersea, London, United Kingdom
birth placeBalham, London, United Kingdom
birth nameDonald John Cockell
won 66 (KO 38) + lost 14 (KO 9) + drawn 1 = 81
rounds boxed 507 KO% 46.91
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1956-04-24Kitione Lave28-6-2
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO210x3
1955-09-13Nino Valdes32-10-3
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomLRTD310x3
Bout stopped due to a cut after Cockell was down in the third round.
1955-05-16Rocky Marciano47-0-0
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California, USALTKO915
time: 0:54 | referee: Frankie Brown
World Heavyweight Title
1954-07-31Harry Matthews86-6-6
Sicks' Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USAWRTD710
referee: James J. Braddock
Matthews was unable to come out for the 8th round due to a back injury. Photo of Weigh-in
1954-06-01Harry Matthews86-5-6
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Jack Hart
1954-03-30Roland LaStarza53-4-0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1954-01-30Johnny Arthur24-3-0
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1515
referee: Willie Smith
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1953-10-05Uber Bacilieri11-3-5
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1953-08-07Harry Matthews84-4-6
Sicks' Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USAWSD1010
referee: Jimmy Wilson 55-45 | judge: Jimmy Grant 50½-49½ | judge: Eddie Pinkman 49-51
Matthews was knocked down three times in the 9th.
1953-05-12Johnny Williams51-6-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Sam Russell
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1953-03-09Tommy Farr84-33-17
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWTKO712x3
Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1952-11-04Frank Bell16-6-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO810x3
1952-10-14Paddy Slavin18-13-1
Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham, London, United KingdomWTKO210x3
1952-06-10Randolph Turpin43-3-1
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomLTKO1115x3
referee: Tommy Little
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Cockell down three times.
1952-05-20Renato Tontini24-10-4
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Cockell was knocked down twice in the 2nd round
1951-12-04Jimmy Slade21-4-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLTKO410x3
Slade floored Cockell twice in the first round. After a nearly even second round, Slade sent Cockell down again in the third for a "7" count. In the fourth round, Cockell was dropped twice more and "was now a mere punching bag," causing the referee to stop the fight. (See Boxing News, December 12, 1951, page 4.)
1951-10-16Albert Finch54-9-4
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO715x3
BBBofC British light heavyweight title
EBU (European) light heavyweight title
1951-06-05Nick Barone44-11-1
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomWKO610x3
referee: Tommy Little
1951-04-24Freddie Beshore29-11-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
The Associated Press scored it 8 rounds for Cockell and two even.
1951-03-27Albert Yvel30-1-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO615x3
EBU (European) light heavyweight title
1951-02-27Lloyd Marshall70-22-4
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO110x3
time: 0:35
1950-11-14Lloyd Marshall69-21-4
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWDQ710x3
time: 1:10
Marshall was disqualified for a low punch
1950-10-17Mark Hart40-10-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO1415x3
time: 2:50
vacant BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Title vacated by Freddie Mills' retirement
1950-04-04Jimmy Carroll20-16-3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO712x3
Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title
1950-03-14Lloyd Barnett19-9-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1950-02-28Aaron Wilson14-3-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1950-02-13Georges Rogiers0-1-0
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1950-01-24Aaron Wilson12-3-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO68x3
1950-01-17Andre Lefranc6-7-0
Caesars Nightclub, Streatham, London, United KingdomWTKO58x3
1949-12-20Charlie Collet47-20-2
Corn Exchange, Reading, Berkshire, United KingdomWTKO18x3
time: 1:35
1949-10-31Don Mogard18-11-1
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1949-10-11Gabriel Bigotte3-7-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO18x3
1949-06-13Bert Gilroy83-25-8
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1949-04-11Jimmy Carroll17-12-3
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomLDQ58x3
1949-03-29Paddy Slavin11-2-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1949-02-07Mark Hart28-7-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1949-01-31Lloyd Barnett14-5-0
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1948-12-07Doug Richards7-4-0
Corn Exchange, Reading, Berkshire, United KingdomWKO58x3
1948-11-29Johnny Barton15-5-2
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1948-10-25Gene Fowler11-19-0
Grand Pier Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1948-10-12Johnny Barton13-5-2
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1948-09-13Henry Palmer0-2-0
Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire, United KingdomWKO56x3
Boxing News 22 September 1948
1948-09-06Gene Fowler11-17-0
Southampton, Hampshire, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1948-07-27Johnny Williams27-2-2
Embassy Rink, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLTKO28x3
Cut eye
1948-07-19Trevor Burt32-35-7
Southampton, Hampshire, United KingdomWKO18x3
1948-07-05Dave Goodwin34-12-0
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWTKO28x3
Source: Boxing News 14/07/1948 page 12
1948-06-14Battling Joe Igo6-14-1
Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United KingdomWTKO48x3
1948-05-18Johnny Williams26-1-2
Highfield Road (Coventry FC), Coventry, West Midlands, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1948-05-10Koffi Kiteman3-7-1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWTKO58x3
1948-04-12Paddy Roche44-67-9
Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire, United KingdomWTKO38x3
1948-03-08Gene Fowler8-12-0
Baths Hall, Swindon, Wiltshire, United KingdomWRTD36x3
time: 3:00
cut eye
1948-02-23George Barratt7-14-0
Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire, United KingdomWKO16x3
1948-02-17Jimmy Carroll12-9-2
Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United KingdomWKO48x3
1948-02-04Reg Spring18-12-6
Caledonian Road Baths, Islington, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1948-01-12Jimmy Carroll12-8-1
Town Hall, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United KingdomDPTS88x3
1947-11-18Reg Spring15-9-6
Town Hall, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United KingdomWTKO58x3
1947-08-11Dave Goodwin29-10-0
Drill Hall, Yeovil, Somerset, United KingdomLTKO79x3
Cockell down eight times during fight, did not come out for round 8.
Contest was scheduled for 9 rounds as Cockell was under 19 years of age.

1947-08-04Reg Spring14-5-5
Kettering Baths Hall, Kettering, Northamptonshire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1947-07-28Trevor Burt27-26-6
Corn Exchange, Reading, Berkshire, United KingdomWTKO1010x3
Referee stopped fight.
1947-07-21Paddy Roche43-64-8
Grand Pier Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United KingdomWPTS88x2
1947-07-07Arthur (Ginger) Sadd167-32-17
Corn Exchange, Reading, Berkshire, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1947-06-23Matt Hardy6-9-0
Grand Pier Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United KingdomWKO78x3
1947-06-09Ronnie Croad7-3-0
Wembley Town Hall, Wembley, London, United KingdomWKO36x3
Croad down twice in round 2 and once more in round 3 before taking the full count.
1947-05-03Harold (Kid) Anthony11-11-5
Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire, United KingdomWKO48x3
Anthony floored twice in round 4 prior to being knocked out for the full count.
1947-01-27Harold (Kid) Anthony5-5-3
Kettering Baths Hall, Kettering, Northamptonshire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1947-01-20Jimmy Carroll2-2-0
Corn Hall, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United KingdomWKO58x3
1947-01-06Jock Taylor8-5-0
Town Hall, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United KingdomLKO66x3
Bucks free press - Friday 10 January 1947
1946-12-16Battling Joe Igo5-6-1
Kettering, Northamptonshire, United KingdomWTKO48x3
1946-12-02Jimmy Carroll2-0-0
Town Hall, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1946-11-25Reg Spring3-1-1
Corn Hall, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1946-11-23Paddy Roche43-60-8
Chard, Somerset, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1946-11-04Frank Johnson1-2-1
Epsom Baths, Epsom, Surrey, United KingdomWKO28x3
1946-10-14Harry O'Grady16-18-2
Municipal Baths, Epsom, Surrey, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1946-10-10Jock Taylor4-3-0
Watford Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire, United KingdomLPTS88x3
Cockell down in the fifth, sixth and seventh.
1946-10-07Jimmy Sales0-2-0
Town Hall, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United KingdomWKO28x3
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