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James J. Parker
Global ID12480
sexmale
birthdate 1930-01-01
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach76″   /   193cm
country Canada
residenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
won 30 (KO 25) + lost 7 (KO 4) + drawn 4 = 41
rounds boxed 191 KO% 60.98
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1958-09-15George Chuvalo14-2-1
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLKO112
time: 2:00 | referee: Sammy Luftspring
vacant Canada heavyweight title
Parker was knocked down three times.
1958-07-15Tommy Black1-8-0
Auditorium, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaWTKO410
time: 2:35 | referee: Gord Montagno
1956-07-25Archie Moore157-20-8
Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLTKO915
time: 2:02 | referee: Billy Burke 0-7 | judge: Jackie Johnson 0-7 | 0-8
Attendance: 19,832. Gate: $148,500. Referee stopped the fight.
1956-04-29Heinz Neuhaus35-4-6
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWKO310
1956-01-09Johnny Arthur30-5-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1212
Recognized in Canada as being for the vacant Empire title.
1955-11-15Ewart Potgieter9-0-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
referee: C. Davidson
The AP gave Parker seven rounds to three for the giant.
1955-03-07Earl Walls33-9-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1212
referee: Billy Burke 50-50 | judge: Tony Canzano 56-57 | judge: Les Black 57½-56
Canada heavyweight title
Walls suffered a bad cut over one eye in the 5th round that would take 16 stitches to close.
1954-03-12Nino Valdes27-8-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 3-7 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 2-7 | judge: Jack Gordon 3-6
1953-11-09Edgardo Romero7-0-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 6-4 | judge: Joe Agnello 6-4 | judge: Charley Shortell 7-2
1953-11-02Jimmy Cerello28-3-2
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO3
1953-09-25Jimmy Slade24-7-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Jack Watson 7-6 | judge: Bert Grant 6-4 | judge: Tony Rossi 4-6
Watson scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Parker in supplemental scoring.
1953-07-30Cesar Bolin2-5-2
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO4
1953-06-05Bill Wilson57-23-3
Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWTKO4
1953-04-27Roger Jackson
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO1
1953-02-13Jack Nelson23-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO58
time: 2:06
1953-01-13Oscar Pharo7-0-0
Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO410
referee: Bill Regan
The referee stopped it after Parker parked three hard rights to Pharo's head and had him defenseless.
1952-11-21Gene Gosney14-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO28
time: 1:09 | referee: Jim Freeman
1952-05-28Hank Thurman31-14-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
referee: Bill Regan
Thurman drew cat-calls from the crowd for his unwillingness to mix-it with the more aggressive Parker, particularly in the second half of the fight.
1952-04-30Hank Thurman31-13-3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO6
time: 2:38
1952-04-21Kenny Johnson13-12-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO26
From Baltimore newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1952-04-14Clyde Thompson0-1-0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO15
time: 2:14
1952-03-07Bernie Reynolds50-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO48
time: 2:24
1951-12-21Charley Norkus17-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO58
time: 1:46
1951-11-05George Tsaldaris3-1-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO28
time: 0:51 | referee: Harry Ebbets
1951-05-30George Kaplan23-4-0
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
This bout has been incorrectly identified by other sources as occurring on May 16, 1951. New York Times
1951-05-07Percy Allen3-7-2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO18
1951-04-30Haywood Henry Jr.1-5-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO2
1951-04-02Jimmy Tendo11-1-1
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO2
1950-12-08Dan Bucceroni28-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO210
time: 0:58 | referee: Jim Freeman
Parker was knocked down once in the 1st, and twice in the 2nd round.
1950-10-17Dan Moray7-3-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDTD1
1950-10-10Syl Kuchinski4-3-1
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS66
1950-08-15Joe Modzele18-6-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1950-06-19Johnny Adams
Oakwood Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO36
time: 1:10 | referee: Jackie Silvers
Adams down in round 1.
1950-06-05Bobby Graham2-0-0
Oakwood Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO1
1950-05-22Dan Moray4-2-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS66
1950-05-08Johnny Kazmierczak3-1-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO5
1950-04-03Elliott Beckham4-6-0
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO2
1950-03-20Amos Dorsey1-0-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO36
1950-03-07Lloyd Michigan6-10-0
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO4
1950-02-20Claude Hale2-1-0
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO14
1949-11-20Lyle Staff
WKO4
Date uncertain. Could be an amateur bout.

 
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