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Wayne Thornton
Global ID16345
sexmale
birthdate 1939-10-25
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach74½″   /   189cm
aliasIrish
country USA
residenceFresno, California, USA
birth placeOak Grove, Louisiana, USA
won 38 (KO 24) + lost 9 (KO 2) + drawn 1 = 48
rounds boxed 306 KO% 50
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1968-08-08Bill Schellhas6-1-0
Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALTKO410
time: 2:04 | referee: Jimmy Rondeau
Thornton was down once in the 4th round.
1968-02-27Earl Averette10-7-1
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USAWMD1010
referee: Bob Mitchell 6-2 | judge: Pete Morelli 6-2 | judge: Al Martinez 3-3
1966-05-21Jose Torres36-1-1
Shea Stadium, Queens, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 2-12 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-10 | judge: Al Berl 4-10
WBC light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
Thornton was knocked down twice in the 1st round.
1966-03-24Eddie Land0-6-0
Fremont Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO310
time: 2:52
Land was knocked down three times in the third round.
1966-03-17Dave Furch10-18-4
Fremont Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO510
time: 2:02
1965-11-15Bob McKinney27-6-1
Uptown Arena, Modesto, California, USAWTKO710
time: 1:30 | referee: Fred Apostoli
1965-07-20Alonzo Johnson21-17-0
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USAWTKO810
time: 1:32 | referee: Pete Morelli
1965-05-11Eddie Cotton49-17-1
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USAWMD1212
referee: Joey August 114-112 | judge: Anthony Petronella 115-113 | judge: John Nenizich 115-115
Thornton was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1964-12-15Eddie Cotton49-16-1
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USAWTKO912
time: 3:00 | referee: Whitey Domstad 87-84 | judge: Ray Smith 87-88 | judge: Joey Sangor 86-87
Bout was stopped because of a bad cut over Cotton's left eye.
1964-08-28Bobo Olson93-14-2
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALUD1010
referee: Frankie Carter 3-6 | judge: Elmer Costa 4-5 | judge: Jack Downey 3-6
Thornton was a substitute for Willie Pastrano, who had intended to fight Olson in a non-title bout.
1964-07-03Eddie Cotton49-15-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 5-3 | judge: Frank Forbes 5-4 | judge: Bill Recht 3-5
Cotton was knocked down in the 3rd round.
1964-06-01Bobby Rascon29-4-1
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USAWTKO210
referee: Pete Morelli
1964-03-27Bobo Olson92-13-2
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALMD1010
referee: Vern Bybee 2-7 | judge: Jack Downey 3-6 | judge: Bob Mitchell 5-5
1964-01-24Gregorio Peralta38-3-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Colan 3-6 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 3-6 | judge: Joe Armstrong 3-6
1963-11-15Gregorio Peralta36-3-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-6 | judge: Tony Rossi 3-6
1963-09-07Jose Humberto Menno14-1-1
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Fred Opostoli 7-5 | judge: Jack Silver 7-4 | judge: Tony Bosnich 6-3
1963-06-15Jose Humberto Menno14-0-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 6-4 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-3 | judge: Tony Castellano 6-3
1963-05-04Willie Pastrano56-11-8
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALMD1010
referee: Harold Krause 45-47 | judge: Ralph Mosa 44-47 | judge: Pat Deskin 46-46
1963-03-23Willie Pastrano56-11-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADMD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-4 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-5 | judge: Bill Recht 5-5
1963-02-09Willie Pastrano56-10-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe LoScalzo 5-4 | judge: Al Berl 6-3 | judge: Joe Armstrong 7-3
1962-12-18Lee Turner7-3-3
Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:55 | referee: Jimmy Wilson
1962-12-04Tiger Al Williams37-29-2
Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California, USAWKO910
referee: Tommy Hart
1962-09-29Pete Gonzales0-1-0
Raisin Bowl, Dinuba, California, USAWTKO410
time: 0:36 | referee: Pete Morelli
1962-08-14Clyde Watson12-13-2
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USAWKO110
time: 0:51 | referee: Fred Apostoli
Watson was knocked down twice.
1962-05-15Roy Smith20-23-6
Corcoran High School Stadium, Corcoran, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:30
1962-04-24Teddy Martin9-13-4
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USAWKO810
time: 1:37
1962-03-06Tiger Al Williams37-28-2
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWTKO1010
time: 0:26 | referee: Fred Apostoli 7-0
Williams was knocked down for a nine-count, shortly before being stopped.
1961-09-26Charley Tombstone Smith39-21-0
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Pete Morelli 7-1
1961-08-22Charley Tombstone Smith38-21-0
Kearney Bowl, Fresno, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Johnny Reno 5-7
Smith was knocked down in the 10th round.
1961-07-20Buck Bellamy7-14-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
time: 2:48
1961-04-27Toro Saenz10-4-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWRTD210
referee: Jimmy Wilson
Saenz was down twice in the 2nd, and his corner stopped the bout between the 2nd and 3rd round.
1961-03-23Karl Heinz Guder24-20-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
referee: Charley Randolph
Guder was down once in the 1st, and twice in the 2nd.
1961-02-24Willie Cook1-0-0
Bakersfield Dome, Bakersfield, California, USAWKO46
1960-10-24Dave Brown11-9-5
Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS66
1960-10-04Oga Too2-0-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO46
1960-06-28Ed Hickman10-15-0
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWKO46
1960-02-16Bob Harris2-5-1
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Reno 99-93 | judge: Pete Morelli 98-95 | judge: Frank Manfredo 99-93
1959-11-03Willie Moon3-14-1
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWTKO48
time: 0:35
1959-09-29Harvey Burke5-4-2
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWTKO56
time: 1:56
1959-09-01Crawford Neal0-5-0
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWKO16
time: 0:54
1959-08-11Jeff Jones8-5-1
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWPTS66
58-57
Jones was knocked down in the 4th round.
1959-07-21Ed Hickman5-3-0
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWPTS66
1959-06-09Leo Howard0-3-0
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWKO46
time: 1:45
Howard was knocked down twice in the 2nd and once in the 4th round.
1959-05-05Toro Saenz5-0-0
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USAWPTS66
1959-03-03Fred Roots
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USALKO14
time: 2:04 | referee: Pete Morelli
1958-12-16Floyd Mayfield2-0-0
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWPTS44
Thornton was knocked down in the 1st round.
1958-10-21Richard Jones37-22-3
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWPTS44
1958-09-23John Heaton
Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWTKO24
time: 1:12 | referee: Mario Ducchini

 
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