Cleve Hawkins
Global ID53808
birthdate 1884-12-25
death date 1937-00-00 (52)
divisionlight heavyweight
country USA
residenceNorth Adams, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeKentucky, USA
birth nameCleveland Hawkins
won 16 (KO 8) + lost 20 (KO 10) + drawn 3 = 41
rounds boxed 280
Newspaper Decisions won 3 : lost 8 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 118
Total Bouts 53 KO% 15.09

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1924-10-21Tiger Flowers67-8-3
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USALKO3
1922-07-14Bob Lee6-15-0
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO6
referee: Jack Dekkers
1922-04-24Yussel Pearlstein2-0-0
Casino, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USALTKO410
Hawkins suffered a broken rib and could not continue.
1922-03-30Leo Gates5-1-1
Eagles' Hall, Johnstown, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Gloversville and Johnstown Morning Herald
1922-02-17Joe Jackson2-1-0
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1921-12-08Leo Gates5-0-1
Casino, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
referee: John Cone
1921-04-07George Robinson45-24-9
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1920-08-20Arthur Pelkey24-22-2
Hermann Hall, Adams, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1920-06-18Jack Renault10-2-1
Athol, Massachusetts, USALNWS1010
Niagara Falls Gazette
1920-05-07Kid Norfolk44-12-4
Moose Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press and Chicago Tribune
1920-02-09Arthur Pelkey24-22-1
Ford City, Ontario, CanadaLNWS1010
Popular verdict - a win for Pelkey, billed as the heavyweight champion of Canada. (World Almanac)(Ford City was a company town built by the Ford Motor Company on the outskirts of Windsor.)
1920-01-20Al Reich23-5-1
Schuetzen Park, Bayonne, New Jersey, USALKO28
Reich fought Cleve Hawkins according to the Bayonne Times. Reich's opponent is sometimes identified as "Young Sam McVea."
1920-01-01Paul Samson Koerner3-0-0
Columbus Institute, Poughkeepsie, New York, USALKO710
1919-11-11Moses Curtis
Flint, Michigan, USAWKO?
Curtis died from injuries sustained during this bout. Exact date in 1919 unknown.
1919-10-13Silas Green5-4-0
Eagles' Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USALTKO1012
Claiming he was hurt, Hawkins walked out of the ring at the end of round 10.
1919-09-19Jamaica Kid5-3-0
Clinton, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1919-08-27Italian Joe Gans19-4-0
National A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USALPTS1212
1919-05-22Battling Jim McCreary3-1-0
Hermann Hall, Adams, Massachusetts, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the North Adams Transcript
1919-04-10Larry Williams15-9-2
Webster, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1919-03-14George Robinson38-13-7
Marlborough, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1919-01-01George Robinson35-13-6
Marlborough, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1918-12-13George Robinson34-13-6
Marlborough, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1918-06-24Clay Turner13-0-0
Twentieth Century A.C., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1918-04-11Battling Thomas
Unity Cycle Club, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USANCNC5
Declared NC because of stalling.
1918-04-04Kid Norfolk30-11-4
North Adams, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1918-03-11Jack Thompson7-3-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO36
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1917-11-01Clay Turner10-0-0
Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1917-09-17Bob Lee4-11-0
Whip City A.C., Westfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO412
1917-07-19Bob Devere22-5-2
Hermann Hall, Adams, Massachusetts, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the North Adams Transcript
1917-06-11Jack London1-0-0
Lenox Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USADNWS1010
North Adams Transcript reported that Pittsfield News scored for Hawkins and Pittsfield Eagle for London. Springfield Republican and Knickerbocker Press (Albany) scored it a draw. Springfield Union gave it to Hawkins by a shade.
1917-05-14Sailor Jack Carroll28-17-6
Lenox Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
1917-04-16Silas Green5-3-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
1917-01-19Sailor Grande22-11-8
Village A.C., New York, New York, USALKO510
1916-12-21Homer Smith11-1-0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USANCND10
1916-09-18Gunboat Smith47-11-5
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO310
Hawkins took a seven-count in round three and then was forced to quit because of a fractured rib.
1916-02-28Sam Langford97-11-23
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Langford easily won the newspaper decision, per the New York Times. Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
1916-02-04John Lester Johnson12-3-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and from other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-04-23George Rodel22-11-1
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLPTS1010
Toronto Star. Despite a decided height and weight advantage, Boer Rodel had but a shade the better of the ten round bout.
1915-03-19Joe Jeannette71-9-7
Canadian A.C., Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLNWS1010
Jeannette won the newspaper decision. (Nevada State Journal)
1915-01-22Jim Driscoll
Canadian A.C., Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO110
time: 1:45
"...a straight left to the solar plexus, with a right cross to the jaw decided the issue..."
1914-11-23Porky Dan Flynn30-7-7
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1912-11-29Joe Uvanni5-6-4
Manchester Club, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDPTS1010
referee: Tommy Burns
Hawkins had him down 3 times, but Uvanni baffled him with his straight left.Calgary Daily Herald Manchester Club was also known as the Burns Arena.
1912-08-19Willie Meehan26-5-19
El Verano, California, USADPTS66
1912-08-09Jim Cameron7-7-1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
referee: Bert McCullough
1912-07-12Henry Caresse2-3-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWKO34
1912-02-16Abdul 'The Turk' Malgan5-10-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
referee: Eddie Hanlon
Referee Hanlon stopped the bout. As "Cleve Harkins." San Francisco Call
1911-11-24Ike Cohen8-7-4
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1910-01-31George Cole43-11-9
Imperial A.C., Rochester, New York, USALTKO410
1909-11-30Jack Lamon3-0-0
Oneida A.C., Oneida, New York, USAWNWS66
(Post Standard)
1909-10-29Joe Butler1-0-0
Maennerchor Hall, Utica, New York, USAWDQ46
1909-10-01Kid Carter38-26-8
Utica, New York, USAWKO1010
1908-12-14Henry Hall
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS66
Boston Herald. This was Hall's PRO DEBUT. Joe Walcott was in Hawkin's corner.
1906-05-01Jack Blackburn28-2-11
20th Century A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.


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