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Virgil Akins
Global ID23154
sexmale
birthdate 1928-03-10
death date 2011-01-22 (82)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach73″   /   185cm
aliasHoney Bear
country USA
residenceSaint Louis, Missouri, USA
birth placeSaint Louis, Missouri, USA
won 60 (KO 34) + lost 31 (KO 2) + drawn 2 = 93
rounds boxed 754 KO% 36.56
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1962-03-20Rip Randall27-8-5
Houston, Texas, USALUD1010
referee: Pepper Smith 1-9 | 0-10 | 0-10
Akins retired after this bout, due to a detached retina in his left eye.
1961-12-27Ralph Dupas91-15-6
Bayfront Park Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USALUD1010
95-97 | 92-99 | 93-98
1961-12-13Vince Bonomo47-21-7
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO410
time: 2:59 | referee: Mike Kaplan
1961-11-17Stefan Redl32-10-1
Gladiators' Arena, Totowa, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
referee: Rocky Marciano 4-4
Redl was knocked down in the 1st round.
1961-10-16Jose Antonio Burgos10-0-0
Caracas, VenezuelaWTKO10
1961-09-22Kenny Lane69-10-2
Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland, USALUD1010
1961-09-05Henry White11-5-1
Vogue Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALMD1010
42-48 | 42-50 | 46-46
1961-07-10Cecil Shorts19-6-1
Vogue Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
time: 2:38 | referee: Joey White
1961-05-15Billy Collins24-4-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Sikora 50-37 | judge: Howard Walsh 48-41 | judge: John Bray 47-44
1961-03-04Gerald Gray25-7-3
Sabina Park, Kingston, JamaicaWMD1010
referee: Speedy Flynn | judge: Vivian Blake 99-94 | judge: Gilbert Aarons 100-96
Flynn scored the bout a draw
1961-01-16TJ Jones13-2-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO910
Bout was stopped after nine rounds, because Jones left eye was completely swollen shut.
1960-12-06Candy McFarland17-6-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
1960-11-21Carl Hubbard18-1-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO510
time: 2:42 | referee: Frank Sikora
Hubbard was knocked down twice in the 5th round.
1960-07-06Luis Manuel Rodriguez30-0-0
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USALUD1010
referee: Paul Matchuny 43-48 | judge: Henry Sadlo 42-48 | judge: Harlow Edwards 42-48
1960-05-20Charley Scott25-13-0
Chase Hotel, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
1960-04-01Fernando Barreto29-1-0
Ginásio Estadual do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilWPTS1010
1960-03-08Wally Swift19-3-1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1960-01-28Don Fullmer19-3-0
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD1010
1959-12-10Denny Moyer21-1-0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALSD1010
referee: Andy Crabtree 97-95 | judge: Eddie Volk 96-98 | judge: George Robinson 95-97
1959-10-28Kenny Lane57-7-0
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALMD1010
referee: Ray Barnes 98-98 | judge: Joe Bunsa 93-94 | judge: Charley Buck 91-98
The bout was stopped for nearly a minute in the 3rd round while the doctor examined a cut over Lane's right eye.
1959-08-04Stan Harrington32-4-1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS1010
1959-06-17Luis Manuel Rodriguez21-0-0
Exhibition Hall, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 93-98 | judge: Fred Aaronson 92-99 | judge: Carl Gardner 93-99
1959-04-24Don Jordan46-11-0
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD1515
referee: Harry Kessler 68-70 | judge: Fred Connell 66-70 | judge: Howard Hess 68-71
World Welterweight Title
1958-12-05Don Jordan44-11-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1515
referee: Lee Grossman 138-145 | judge: Mushy Callahan 132-145 | judge: Tommy Hart 136-146
World Welterweight Title
1958-09-18Del Flanagan89-15-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALUD1010
referee: Billy McCabe | 92-99 | 93-98 | 92-97
Attendance: 5,242. Gate; $24,334
1958-08-20Charley Tombstone Smith28-7-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO1010
Akins trailed on all the judges scorecards entering the 10th and final round.
1958-06-06Vince Martinez60-5-0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO415
Vacant World Welterweight Title
Martinez down 5 times in 1st and twice in the 3rd and 4th rounds.

1958-03-21Isaac Logart52-7-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO612
time: 2:53 | referee: Harry Kessler
Eliminator for Vacant World Welterweight Title
Vince Martinez had received a bye. Logart was down twice in the 6th.

1958-01-21Tony DeMarco54-10-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1215
time: 1:53 | referee: Eddie Bradley 3-6 | judge: Joe Santarpia 4-5 | judge: James Carrig 2-9
Massachussets version of World Welterweight Title
Akins was down in the 4th. DeMarco was down in the 8th, 11th, and 12th.

1957-10-29Tony DeMarco54-9-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO1415
time: 1:17 | referee: Jimmy McCarron 120-125 | judge: Jim Shaughnessy 123-123 | judge: Joe Santarpia 121-120
Vacant Massachussets version of World Welterweight Title
Champion Carmen Basilio moved up to middleweight
DeMarco was down twice in the 10th, once in the 13th, and three times in the 14th. Akins was down in the 12th.

1957-09-18Gil Turner54-15-1
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe Mangold 4-5
1957-08-09Garnet Hart22-2-0
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO810
referee: Lou Parker
Hart was knocked down by a right hand in the 7th. After he was knocked through the ropes in the 8th, the bout was stopped.
1957-07-08Franz Szuzina40-16-14
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD1010
Akins was knocked down in the 4th round.
1957-06-12Walter Byars17-3-1
Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWUD1010
referee: Paddy Mills 99-96 | judge: Charles E Ford 96-94 | judge: Johnny Burton 99-96
1957-05-24Jimmy Beecham18-3-0
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO310
time: 2:23 | referee: Marty Gallagher
1957-03-04Franz Szuzina39-14-14
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
1957-01-31Al Andrews42-23-2
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO610
Andrews was knocked down in the 1st and 5th rounds.
1957-01-08Sammy Walker46-47-6
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Palmer 5-4 | judge: Leo Stachowiak 5-4 | judge: Richard Fay 5-3
1956-10-22Pat Lowry42-10-0
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWKO210
time: 1:59
1956-09-15Charlie Sawyer28-9-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALUD1010
referee: George Latka 88-96 | judge: Tommy Herman 93-97 | judge: Reggie Gilmore 90-95
Sawyer was knocked down for a nine-count in the 1st round.
1956-06-21Don Jose8-5-1
Monroe, Louisiana, USAWTKO410
time: 2:58
1956-03-21Hector Constance25-7-8
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
1956-03-08Andy Watkins8-6-0
Alnad Temple, East Saint Louis, Illinois, USAWTKO210
1956-01-26Mel Barker13-2-4
Alnad Temple, East Saint Louis, Illinois, USAWTKO810
referee: Frank Sikora
1956-01-19Clarence Cook19-1-0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO410
time: 0:29
1956-01-03Rudolph Bent20-8-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWTKO510
time: 2:54 | referee: Jack Dekkers
Bent was knocked down three times in the 5th round.
1955-12-02Isaac Logart39-5-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Larry Napp 3-6 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-7
1955-09-13Harold Jones65-26-7
Victory Field, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWUD1010
1955-08-08Isaac Logart37-4-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Ray Miller 4-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 5-4 | judge: Joe Agnello 6-4
1955-06-21Bill Sudduth50-13-6
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
time: 0:52
1955-05-23Joe Miceli45-20-7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO110
time: 2:41 | referee: Ray Miller
1955-05-02Ronnie Delaney58-1-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO810
time: 2:41
1955-04-08Johnny Brown15-16-4
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS88
1955-03-15Tommy Maddox13-9-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO410
referee: Frank Gilmer
1955-03-02Johnny Brown15-15-4
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:36
Bout stopped on cuts
1954-10-26Henry Hank14-2-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD88
Hank was down in the 1st and 3rd rounds, both for nine counts.
1954-10-16Andrew Brown22-1-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALSD1010
1954-06-02Joey Greenwood13-7-2
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO810
1953-08-29Philip Kim39-7-2
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO1010
time: 2:11 | referee: Joey White 54-36 | judge: Ed Hintz 46-44 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 42-48
Akins was knocked down twice in the 10th.
1953-04-04Johnny Gonsalves29-7-2
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALMD1010
referee: Bill Doty 46-54 | judge: Ed Hintz 46-54 | judge: Harold Marovitz
Marovitz scored the bout even
1952-09-30Joe Miceli36-10-4
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALUD1010
1952-07-30Johnny Saxton30-0-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Bill Doty 46-54 | judge: Jim McManus 43-56 | judge: Franklin Chiles 47-53
Saxton suffered his first career knockdown in the 1st.
1952-05-07Jay Watkins34-8-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO2
1952-02-29Henry Davis41-4-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO910
time: 1:20 | referee: Abe Roth 42-46 | judge: Tommy Hart 45½-42½ | judge: Jack McDonald 44-44
A cut over Davis' right eye forced the stoppage. Davis was knocked down for a nine-count in the 2nd round.
1952-02-19Joe Gilmer10-6-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO910
time: 2:25 | referee: Frankie Van
Gilmer was knocked down once in the 3rd, 4th, and 9th rounds.
1952-02-08Baby LeRoy21-10-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO410
time: 2:30 | referee: Abe Roth
1951-12-14Luther Rawlings29-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1951-12-06Joe Brown49-13-6
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
1951-10-17Luther Rawlings29-6-3
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWSD1010
referee: Ray Palmer 53-47 | judge: Fred Connell 51-49 | judge: Harry Kessler 49-51
1951-09-26Freddie Dawson82-9-4
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWSD1010
referee: Bob Ingham 52-48 | judge: Fred Connell 52-48 | judge: El Graf 48-52
1951-07-06Joe Brown46-13-6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
1951-06-08Tommy Campbell43-11-5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
1951-05-25Joe Brown45-13-6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
1951-04-17Wallace Bud Smith14-4-2
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1951-04-04Wallace Bud Smith14-3-1
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bob Ingham
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