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Turkey Thompson
Global ID21586
sexmale
birthdate 1919-12-25
death date 1984-06-27 (64)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
reach73″   /   185cm
country USA
residenceLos Angeles, California, USA
birth placeAnadarko, Oklahoma, USA
birth nameElbert S. Thompson
won 55 (KO 39) + lost 15 (KO 2) + drawn 2 = 73
rounds boxed 422 KO% 53.42
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1952-05-17Willie Bean32-16-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALRTD712
referee: Joe Stone
Thompson retired in his corner after the 7th round. Thompson was down twice in the 1st, and at the bell to end the 7th.
1950-09-15Clarence Henry18-2-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALUD1010
referee: Frankie Van 51-59 | judge: Billy Herman 51-59 | judge: Lee Grossman 52½-57½
1950-08-15Rex Layne24-1-0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USALUD1010
1950-07-07Frank Buford15-9-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALSD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano 54½-55½ | judge: Billy Kershner 57-53 | judge: Tommy Hart 52½-57½
1950-01-27John Holman12-2-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALMD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano 52½-57½ | judge: Reggie Gilmore 51½-58½ | judge: Jimmy Wallace 55-55
1949-12-16Al Spaulding19-16-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO110
time: 1:08 | referee: Mushy Callahan
1949-11-18Al Hart34-18-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO210
time: 1:22 | referee: Abe Roth
1949-10-12Lee Q. Murray58-15-3
Armory, Spokane, Washington, USAWTKO610
A cut over Murray's left eye, led to the stoppage in the 6th round.
1949-07-22Bill Petersen49-28-8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO210
time: 1:28 | referee: Mushy Callahan
Petersen was down for a nine count, shortly before being knocked out by a body shot.
1949-02-21Roy Taylor27-8-0
Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco, California, USAWSD1010
referee: Joe Gorman
1948-12-20Pat Valentino44-10-4
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1515
USA California State heavyweight title
1948-09-14Willie Bean12-6-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWDQ810
referee: Charley Randolph
1948-08-13Whitey Berlier7-8-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:52 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1948-06-29Tony Bosnich33-5-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Billy Kershner 57-53 | judge: Frank Holborow 57-53 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 59-51
1948-03-09Jimmy Bivins63-11-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Billy Kershner 49-61 | judge: Lee Grossman 50½-59½ | judge: Reggie Gilmore 52-58
1947-10-07Arturo Godoy78-17-9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph 57-53 | judge: Mushy Callahan 58½-51½ | judge: Jimmy Wallace 57-53
1947-08-05Kid Riviera17-6-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
time: 1:20 | referee: Benny Whitman
Kid Riviera's right eye was severely cut in the third round, leading to the fight being stopped.
1947-05-20Johnny Haynes17-6-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO710
time: 1:57 | referee: Abe Roth
1947-04-29Ralph KO Hooker10-8-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO310
time: 1:15 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
Hooker was knocked down three times in the 3rd round.
1944-09-19Al Hart31-13-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO110
time: 2:05 | referee: Johnny Indrisano
Thompson was floored but appeared to be taking the count, arising just an instant too late.
1944-07-28Lee Q. Murray31-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1944-05-23Perk Daniels15-3-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWSD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano 57-53 | judge: Frankie Van 58-52 | judge: Charley Randolph 54-56
1944-04-11Perk Daniels14-3-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Benny Whitman 51-59 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 52-58 | judge: Frank Holborow 50½-59½
1943-10-12Clayton Worlds6-2-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Abe Roth 56-54 | judge: Jack McDonald 57-53 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 59-51
1943-09-06Chuck Crowell38-22-4
Last Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO210
time: 2:10
Attendance: 6,500
1943-08-24Elmer Ray26-12-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:55 | referee: Abe Roth
1943-08-09Elmer Ray26-12-5
Lane Field, San Diego, California, USANCNC610
referee: Lee Ramage
1943-08-03Ben Moroz16-8-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
time: 2:48 | referee: Mushy Callahan
Moroz was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1943-07-16Bobby Jones28-15-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:05 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
Jones, a black army sergeant from Pennsylvania, was down three times.
1943-05-18Clayton Worlds4-1-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Abe Roth 56-54 | judge: Frank Holborow 59-51 | judge: Reggie Gilmore 60-50
Worlds was down once.
1943-02-17Eddie Blunt34-14-5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO1010
referee: Billy Burke
1943-01-19Jack Marshall25-14-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
1942-12-18Ernie Nordman5-10-0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWKO210
time: 0:37
1942-11-17Gus Dorazio60-15-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher
Dorazio was knocked down in the 4th. Paid attendance 6,835. Referee Kutcher scored for Dorazio
1942-10-07Gus Dorazio60-14-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO210
referee: Fred Bottaro
1942-09-07Ernie Nordman4-7-0
Legion Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO315
Thompson was the 5th ranking heavyweight of the world at this time. Las Vegas Evening News Journal
1942-05-11Pat Valentino18-5-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frankie Brown
"(Valentino)..smashed Thompson to a fare-thee-well in the final two rounds and pulled out one of the biggest fistic upsets in California heavyweight history." (The Ring, July 1942, page 59)
1942-03-02Pat Valentino18-4-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO910
time: 1:08 | referee: Fred Bottaro | judge: Johnny Lotsey | judge: Frankie Burns
1942-02-13Henry Cooper30-36-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO210
time: 2:23 | referee: Benny Whitman
1941-10-06Abe Simon36-8-0
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Benny Whitman
1941-09-05Neville Beech16-6-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO310
time: 2:55 | referee: Jack McDonald
1941-08-26Buddy Knox93-17-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO110
time: 2:58
1941-07-23Bob Pastor43-6-4
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth 2-7
1941-05-19Tony Musto29-11-1
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1941-03-17Bob Pastor41-6-4
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
Pastor was knocked down six times in the 1st round. Thompson was down once in the 3rd and twice in the 8th. Pastor won on rounds 7-2-1.
1941-01-31Tommy Martin50-11-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
USA California State heavyweight title
1940-12-20Junior Munsell50-8-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO210
time: 2:55 | referee: Benny Whitman
Munsell was floored once in the first round and four times in the second.
1940-10-02Chief White7-10-3
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWKO210
1940-09-18Pancho Ramirez11-5-4
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWKO46
referee: Charley Randolph
1940-07-01Glen Lee50-16-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Abe Roth
Lee's corner threw in the towel.
1940-05-24Johnny 'Bandit' Romero128-36-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO210
time: 2:54 | referee: Benny Whitman
1940-05-03Johnny 'Bandit' Romero128-35-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO410
time: 1:08
1940-03-26Teddy Yarosz101-13-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Benny Whitman
Thompson floored Yarosz in the first round and landed heavily in the next two rounds. After that, nearly all of his punches missed but Yarosz fought strictly on the defense.
1940-02-20Angelo Puglisi44-19-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO610
time: 1:12 | referee: Abe Roth
1940-01-16Lorenzo Pedro9-8-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
referee: Jack Kennedy
Pedro was knocked down once in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round.
1940-01-09Johnny 'Bandit' Romero126-32-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO910
time: 1:45 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1939-12-26Big Boy Hogue29-0-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO310
referee: Benny Whitman
1939-11-07Bobby Seaman16-9-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1939-10-31Bobby Yannes22-22-13
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO26
1939-09-12Bobby Pacho82-54-16
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
"They slugged furiously for the full distance, dishing out much punichement, with the Mexican veteran (Pacho) taking two trips to the canvas." (The Ring, December 1939, page 60)
1939-06-20Bobby Yannes21-19-12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO26
time: 1:20 | referee: Mushy Callahan
Yannes was knocked down three times in the 2nd round.
1939-05-09Bobby Seaman15-6-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Frankie Van
1939-03-14Bobby Seaman14-4-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
1939-03-07Milton Kell9-11-9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO36
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1939-02-21Bobby Seaman13-4-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS66
1939-01-24Frankie Cook
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO24
referee: Benny Whitman
1939-01-10Clay Rowan12-7-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1938-12-20Johnny Foster23-26-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO14
1938-12-13Johnny Shaw3-2-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO34
1938-11-15Jack Marsetti3-0-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO14
1938-10-18Charley Simpson1-2-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1938-10-04Mussey DeLovaneza
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO24
1937-11-03Eddie Moore
Ontario Arena, Ontario, California, USAWPTS44
Source Corona Daily Independent

 
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