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Slugger White
Global ID13862
sexmale
birthdate 1918-02-18
divisionlightweight
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
country USA
residenceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
birth placeAthens, Georgia, USA
birth nameLuther White
won 48 (KO 14) + lost 13 (KO 2) + drawn 4 = 67
rounds boxed 554 KO% 20.9
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1944-09-15Vince Dell'Orto58-45-10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWMD1010
In October 1944, White forced to retire when it was discovered that he had a glass eye.
1944-07-14Henry Armstrong147-20-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth 49-61 | judge: Frankie Van 54½-55½ | judge: Benny Whitman 56-54
1944-05-16Ike Williams48-5-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1943-10-27Sammy Angott71-18-5
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1515
referee: Benny Whitman 75-91 | judge: Mushy Callahan 66-99 | judge: Billy Kershner 69-96
National Boxing Association World lightweight title
"Australian Point system used" -- 165 points at stake in the 15-rounds; Whitman made an error in scoring
1943-09-15Pedro Ortega38-32-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Burke
1943-06-15Juan Zurita118-20-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan | judge: Benny Whitman | judge: Billy Kershner
1943-05-28Julio Cesar Jiminez22-6-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1943-04-20John Thomas28-1-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
Maryland version of World Lightweight Title
Thomas reportedly 30-1 going into this bout. Thomas down for a nine-count at the bell to end the 1st round.

1943-04-13Jose Mendoza17-9-3
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USAWTKO710
1943-04-05Vern Bybee41-8-9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO510
time: 1:58 | referee: Frankie Brown
Bybee dislocated a shoulder, and was unable to continue.
1943-03-23Jackie Byrd21-5-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Benny Whitman
Byrd was knocked down three times.
1943-03-16Jorge Morelia24-12-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 0:27 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1943-01-04Willie Joyce45-5-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1515
Vacant Maryland version of World Lightweight Title
It was a close fight. Nate Phillips, in The Ring, March 1943, page 60, scored it 7 rounds for White, 5 for Joyce, and three even. "White fought in his usual whirlwind style and was the aggressor throughout."

1942-09-25Willie Joyce42-5-7
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1212
Negro lightweight title
1942-09-11Gene Johnson9-15-5
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
1942-08-24Leo Rodak73-19-9
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1212
1942-07-27Leo Rodak72-19-9
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALSD1010
1942-07-20Billy Davis30-15-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1942-07-06Jimmy Hatcher61-7-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1942-02-19Buster Carroll44-36-7
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
Source: Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1942-01-26Dave Castilloux73-10-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1942-01-05Joey Peralta15-10-8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1941-12-08Cocoa Kid134-35-6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1515
Building up a lead in the early rounds, Louis (Kid) Cocoa of Hartford, Conn., won a unanimous 15-round decision last night over "Slugger" White of Baltimore. Cocoa, at 145, had an eight-pound advantage over White and staggered his opponent in the fourteenth with rights and lefts to the head. There were no knockdowns. AP
1941-11-27Terry Norman
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
"Norman was dropped three times before being counted out." (Associated Press)
1941-11-17Jimmy Leto113-24-8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO810
Leto was (in round seven) "sent sprawling through the ropes and just got up as the bell sounded. In the eighth, he went through again, rolled back into the ring but was counted out." (from The Ring, February 1942, page 55)
1941-11-03Jimmy Leto113-23-8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1941-10-14Mike Evans31-5-1
Broadwood A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1941-09-08Mike Evans31-4-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1212
1941-08-11Mike Evans30-4-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1941-07-14Bob Montgomery34-3-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1941-06-23Manuel Villa I61-33-10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO610
referee: Charles Short
Villa sustained a cut eyelid, causing the fight to be stopped.
1941-06-09Frankie Wills28-12-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1010
1941-04-09Leo Rodak63-15-6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
1941-03-24Tommy Speigal73-31-9
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
1941-03-14Bernie Miller26-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1941-01-30Leonard Bennett70-39-18
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO710
1941-01-18Oliver White34-11-6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS66
1941-01-09Dave Chacon12-16-7
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO68
1940-10-17Johnny Bellus65-20-8
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1940-05-02Pete DeRuzza27-22-5
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
1940-04-04Johnny Bellus61-17-7
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
1940-02-29Ralph Zannelli43-7-3
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1938-08-29Kid Howie10-2-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS66
referee: Jackie Johnson
1938-08-17Sammy Julian20-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1938-06-02Pancho Villa78-53-2
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWTKO710
1938-05-26Freddie Camuso19-8-4
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1938-05-05Babe Synnott19-16-2
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1938-04-21Vincenzo Troiano4-11-0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1938-04-16Nick Pastore27-25-9
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1938-04-07Frankie Britt68-29-2
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1938-03-28Eddie Alzek34-13-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1938-02-18Sammy Julian18-6-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO34
time: 1:29 | referee: Johnny Marto
1938-02-12Eddie Alzek32-12-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1938-01-17Vincent Reed27-12-1
Newark, New Jersey, USANCNC28
1938-01-10George Martin12-1-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1937-11-29Jimmy Casablanca23-9-8
Odd Fellows' Hall, Albany, New York, USAWPTS66
1937-11-09Joe Boscarino19-6-6
Braddock Bowl, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS66
1937-10-02Mickey Holland7-12-1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO36
1937-07-15Young Alfonso2-1-0
Ball Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS88
1937-06-01Straight Eight Pryor
Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS44
1937-03-22Holman Williams37-4-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALKO410
1937-02-06Battler Williams
Elks Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO4
1937-01-19Fighting Ed2-1-1
N.W. Second Avenue Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS66
1936-10-18Darcey White40-18-1
Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS88
It was stated that Slugger White had scored 18 consecutive knockout victories in Atlanta rings, and had fought in South Carolina prior to that
1936-07-23Honey Boy Lee0-1-0
Ponce de Leon Ballpark, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS88
4th match between these two, and they were scheduled to meet again on Aug 13, 1936. Lee late sub for Kid Green.
1936-03-16Honey Boy Lee
Roby's Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS88
Rematch of prior White win. Source Atlanta Daily World. Lee had fought previously as "Young Gene Thomas"
1935-08-30Baby Bear29-11-3
Taft Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, USANCNC710
referee: Tim O'Dowd
White, who had been fighting in South Carolina, was down twice; Bear injured his hands. Ref stopped bout because of bear's stalling.

 
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