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Sonny Banks
Global ID9372
sexmale
birthdate 1940-06-29
death date 1965-05-13 (24)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
country USA
residenceDetroit, Michigan, USA
birth placeBirmingham Ridge, Mississippi, USA
birth nameLucien Banks
won 18 (KO 14) + lost 7 (KO 5) + drawn 0 = 25
rounds boxed 106 KO% 56
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1965-05-10Leotis Martin14-1-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO910
time: 2:58 | referee: Joe Sweeney 37-37 | judge: Earl Vann 37-36 | judge: Nick Spano 38-37
Banks died as a result of injuries sustained in this bout.
1964-07-21Cleveland Williams59-5-1
Houston, Texas, USALKO610
1964-05-18Don Warner13-11-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1
1964-03-16Lee Batts9-0-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO2
time: 1:08
1963-11-29Lee Batts8-0-0
Battle Creek, Michigan, USALSD1010
referee: Tom Briscoe
1963-10-18Dave Bailey13-8-3
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
1963-07-06Jim Jones10-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD88
1963-06-05Freddie Mack19-14-2
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
1963-03-15Leroy Roker4-2-0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO6
time: 0:40 | referee: Lou Handler
1963-02-09Lou Bailey10-18-5
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO18
1962-07-28Gene Jackson9-11-0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO310
time: 2:02
1962-05-26Young Jack Johnson23-17-1
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO510
1962-02-10Muhammad Ali10-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO410
time: 0:26 | referee: Ruby Goldstein | judge: Frank Forbes | judge: Joe Agnello
~ Clay was knocked down in the 1st round, Banks was knocked down in the 2nd. ~
1962-01-27Clay Thomas14-3-2
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
1961-10-16Tunney Hunsaker17-13-1
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
Hunsaker down three times in 2nd round.
1961-08-07Willie Coleman8-5-0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO510
USA Michigan State heavyweight title
1961-06-06Joe Shelton3-3-1
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO28
1961-04-25Herman Wilson
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO1
1961-02-06Chuck Garrett2-6-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS55
1960-10-11Joe Shelton2-1-1
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO3
time: 0:43
1960-09-23Rufus Handsome2-1-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO1
1960-08-31Chico Gardner
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO4
1960-08-18Ted Davis1-3-0
Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO1
1960-07-12Lloyd Washington
Fort Erie Arena, Fort Erie, Ontario, CanadaWKO14
time: 2:40
1960-05-19Ernie Berthet Jr1-1-1
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS44

 
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