Len Matthews
Global ID12666
birthdate 1939-05-12
death date 2005-08-29 (66)
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
won 42 (KO 29) + lost 10 (KO 3) + drawn 3 = 55
rounds boxed 366 KO% 52.73

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1964-04-20Jose Chico Veliz22-10-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney | 43-47 | 43-48 | 44-48
1963-12-02Jose Chico Veliz21-9-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
time: 0:32 | referee: Zach Clayton
1963-09-16J. D. Ellis25-21-1
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:12 | referee: Joe Sweeney
1963-08-13Manuel Alvarez76-11-17
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO810
1963-06-17Dick French23-3-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO310
referee: Eddie Bradley
Corner retirement, French suffered a broken jaw
1963-06-12Wayman Dawson13-13-0
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO38
1963-05-16Freddie Jackson13-7-4
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO48
time: 1:44 | referee: Joe Sweeney
1962-09-15Kenny Lane74-11-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO910
time: 2:54 | referee: Joe Sweeney
Bout was stopped because of a badly swollen left eye suffered by Matthews.
1962-07-17Jimmy McMillan3-3-2
Fairgrounds Stadium, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
1962-05-28Johnny Palmer20-7-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
time: 1:58
1962-04-26Johnny Palmer20-6-2
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
referee: Dave Beloff
1962-02-20Luis Molina17-0-0
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USALTKO110
time: 1:50 | referee: Fred Apostoli
Molina caught Matthews with a solid left hook that staggered him and then trapped him in his own corner and poured 40 to 50 blows before the fight was stopped by referee Fred Apostoli.
1962-01-04Eddie Armstrong17-10-1
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1961-11-20Alfredo Urbina30-7-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 46-45 | judge: Nick Spano 47-43 | judge: Jim Mina 46-45
1961-10-02Jimmy Soo41-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO810
time: 1:46 | referee: Joe Sweeney 2-4 | judge: Lou Tress 2-4 | judge: Pete Pantaleo 3-4
1961-09-05Dave Charnley39-7-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1961-05-27Paolo Rosi34-7-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Jimmy Devlin 0-10 | judge: Nick Gamboli 0-10 | judge: Johnny Dran 0-10
1961-04-06Eddie Armstrong16-8-1
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joey Harrison
1961-03-27Carlos Hernandez19-0-3
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS1010
1961-02-06J. D. Ellis20-10-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:44 | referee: Joe Pushkal
Ellis was knocked down twice in the 10th.
1960-12-06Doug Vaillant22-2-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1960-11-14Alfredo Urbina27-4-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 46-46 | judge: Lou Tress 47-46 | judge: Nate Lopinson 46-45
1960-10-08Kenny Lane62-8-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO310
time: 2:51 | referee: Frankie Van
Bout was stopped after Lane's left eye was closed and he was suffering from a bad cut over his right eye.
1960-09-27Jorge Quintero13-4-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
1960-08-05Jorge Quintero13-3-0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:50 | referee: Paul Cavalier
1960-05-12Arthur Persley64-12-2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
time: 1:09
1960-04-22Doug Vaillant21-1-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADMD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-97 | judge: Gus Jacobson 96-96 | judge: Stuart Winston 91-98
1960-03-15Lahouari Godih51-9-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1960-02-19Lahouari Godih51-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 5-4 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 7-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 4-5
Godih was knocked down in the 7th. Birnbaum scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Matthews in supplemental scoring.
1960-02-01Johnny Busso35-10-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 2:48 | referee: Joe Sweeney
1959-11-20Willie Toweel42-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Harry Ebbets 4-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-6 | judge: Ray Kozak 9-5
1959-09-28Paul Armstead26-6-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1959-09-04Chico Morales27-4-2
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Paul Cavalier
1959-07-31Candy McFarland15-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl 6-3 | judge: Joe Eppy 8-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 9-1
1959-07-03Johnny Gonsalves52-15-3
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Morrison 5-3
1959-06-08Roger Harvey14-8-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1959-04-13Carlos Ortiz28-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO610
time: 2:21 | referee: Pete Pantaleo
Referee stopped the fight to save Matthews from further punishment.
1959-02-16Ray Lancaster26-6-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
time: 2:23 | referee: Joe Sweeney
1959-01-16Paul Armstead23-4-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALSD1010
referee: Jimmy Wilson 95-97 | judge: George Latka 96-94 | judge: Lee Grossman 95-96
1958-12-22Ray Lancaster26-6-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
referee: Pete Pantaleo 36-36 | 36-35 | 35-36
1958-10-21Orlando Zulueta66-35-11
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 48-42 | judge: Lou Tress 48-44 | judge: Jack Styles 47-43
1958-09-12Tommy Tibbs46-47-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco 49-42 | 50-37 | judge: Jim Weston 49-43
1958-08-04Steve Ward32-4-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO910
time: 1:23 | referee: Ray Miller
1958-07-11Bobby Rogers15-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 3:00
1958-06-12Henry 'Toothpick' Brown24-6-2
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO48
1958-05-13Pappy Gault68-22-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
1958-04-04Iggy Maldonado11-18-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO2
1958-03-26Charlie Slaughter23-28-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO3
time: 2:16
1958-03-13Buck Earnhardt6-16-2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO18
time: 2:26 | referee: Zach Clayton
1958-02-12Norman Young7-3-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
time: 2:34 | referee: Zach Clayton
1958-01-15Milton Ferguson6-1-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
1957-12-19Billy Goodman1-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
time: 2:11
1957-12-05Bernie Bibbs6-17-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
time: 0:51
1957-11-21Lee Mann2-1-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
time: 2:29
1957-11-07Charles Carter1-2-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO3
time: 1:43


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