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Oscar Bonavena
Global ID9386
sexmale
birthdate 1942-09-25
death date 1976-05-22 (33)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach73″   /   185cm
aliasRingo
country Argentina
residenceReno, Nevada, USA
birth placeBuenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
won 58 (KO 44) + lost 9 (KO 1) + drawn 1 = 68
rounds boxed 422 KO% 64.71
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1976-02-26Billy Joiner10-11-3
Reno, Nevada, USAWUD1010
49-44 | 48-45 | 49-42
Joiner down in the 2nd and 7th rounds
Bonavena lost a point for punching after the bell in round 8.

1975-11-01Reinaldo Raul Gorosito13-9-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1010
1974-11-12Mani Vaka23-7-0
International Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWTKO510
time: 2:44
1974-10-18Oliver Wright12-7-0
Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO910
1974-09-21Bob Mashburn7-8-2
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO210
1974-07-13Larry Renaud19-13-0
Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO310
1974-05-21Larry Middleton21-4-2
Capitol Centre, Largo, Maryland, USAWUD1212
referee: Joe Bunsa 60-53 | judge: Larry Barrett 59-51 | judge: Harry Cecchini 60-50
1974-03-19Ron Lyle26-1-1
Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USALUD1212
referee: Joe Ullmer 46-52 | judge: Ray Keech 55-56 | judge: Danny Loos 51-55
Lyle was penalised one point in round 10 for a low blow
1973-11-20Terry Sorrell6-19-1
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWTKO28
1973-08-15Lou Bailey18-38-5
Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
Bonavena fractured his left hand.
1973-08-06Roy Wallace15-15-2
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO610
referee: Buddy Basilico
1973-07-23Leroy Caldwell14-16-2
Circus Circus Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO210
1972-02-11Floyd Patterson53-7-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny LoBianco
Scoring: 5-4-1, 6-4, 7-2-1
Patterson down in the 4th.

1971-10-04Alvin Blue Lewis26-3-0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWDQ710
1970-12-07Muhammad Ali30-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1515
time: 2:03 | referee: Mark Conn | judge: Joe Eppy | judge: Jack Bloom
NABF heavyweight title
Bonavena knocked down three times in the 15th, forcing an automatic stoppage. Scoring at the time of the stoppage: 12-2, 10-3-1, 8-5-1 all for Ali.
1970-10-29Luis Faustino Pires15-5-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWRTD810
1970-07-04James J Woody14-6-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO510
1970-05-09Manuel Ramos23-11-2
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO110
1970-04-24Jose Humberto Menno26-19-7
Montevideo, UruguayWKO28
1970-03-21Santiago Alberto Lovell24-3-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO710
1970-01-10Miguel Angel Paez44-13-13
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLDQ710
1969-12-13Santiago Alberto Lovell24-2-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWTKO910
1969-08-08Gregorio Peralta77-5-7
Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, UruguayDPTS1010
1969-06-20Wilhelm Von Homburg30-7-6
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, GermanyWTKO310
Von Homburg down five times.
1969-03-05Luis Faustino Pires11-2-0
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWRTD810
referee: Demetrio Alvarez | judge: Juan Petcoff | judge: Hortensio Amor | judge: R Garcia
1968-12-10Joe Frazier21-0-0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1515
referee: Joe Sweeney 67-70 | judge: Nate Lopinson 64-74 | judge: Dave Beloff 64-72
NYSAC World heavyweight title
1968-11-09Jim Fletcher10-6-3
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO110
1968-09-07Leotis Martin26-4-0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWUD1010
199-192 | 200-195 | 199-192
1968-07-06Zora Folley76-9-6
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWMD1010
1968-06-01Roberto Davila18-11-0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWUD1010
1968-04-20Lee Carr8-5-0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO310
1968-03-08Alberto Benassi4-12-0
La Rioja, La Rioja, ArgentinaWKO310
1968-02-16Felipe Pedro Marich2-2-0
Cordoba, Cordoba, ArgentinaWTKO610
1967-12-02Jimmy Ellis24-5-0
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USALUD1212
referee: Herman Dutreix 53-56 | judge: Hector Chaumont 53-59 | judge: Sidney Baer 54-55
WBA Heavyweight Elimination Tournament (Ellis-Bonavena vs. Quarry-Spencer)
Bonavena was floored in rounds 3 and 10

1967-09-16Karl Mildenberger52-3-3
Waldstadion/Radrennbahn, Frankfurt, Hessen, GermanyWUD1212
referee: Harold Krause 56-47 | judge: Hans Drust 57-53 | judge: Jose Stern 58-53
Elimination Tournament for WBA Heavyweight Title
(Ellis-Martin/Bonavena-Mildenberger vs. Quarry-Patterson/Spencer-Terrell)
Mildenberger was floored in rounds 1, 4, 7 and 10

1967-08-05Carlos Vazquez6-10-0
General Roca, Rio Negro, ArgentinaWTKO310
1967-07-22Luis Faustino Pires6-0-0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWRTD510
Pires not out for 6th.
1967-06-23Pablo Sagrispanti3-16-0
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO210
1967-04-08Hubert Hilton17-4-2
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWTKO1010
time: 0:50
1967-01-21Jose Giorgetti36-7-2
Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWKO910
referee: Carlos Cabotti
1966-12-01Roberto Veliz4-12-0
Asociacion Mendocina de Boxeo, Mendoza, Mendoza, ArgentinaWKO410
1966-11-18Alberto Benassi3-9-0
Rosario, Santa Fe, ArgentinaWTKO510
1966-10-22Amos Johnson22-5-2
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWUD1010
1966-10-07Alberto Benassi3-8-0
Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWKO510
1966-09-21Joe Frazier11-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Mark Conn 4-6 | judge: Nick Gamboli 8-5 | judge: Joe Eppy 4-5
Frazier was knocked down twice in the 2nd round / October 6, 1966 -- Bonavena is stripped of the Argentinian Heavyweight Title
1966-06-23George Chuvalo35-12-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 4-4 | judge: Tony Rossi 7-3 | judge: Tony Castellano 5-4
1966-04-16Jose Giorgetti32-4-2
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWUD1010
1966-03-12Jose Giorgetti30-4-2
Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLDQ810
1966-02-12Bruno Segura0-3-0
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWKO210
1965-11-13Billy Daniels19-8-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO110
1965-10-22Hector Wilson0-6-0
Concepcion, Tucuman, ArgentinaWKO210
1965-10-09Pablo Sagrispanti3-14-0
Rosario, Santa Fe, ArgentinaWTKO110
1965-09-04Gregorio Peralta48-4-5
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWUD1212
referee: Victor Avendano | judge: Mr. Giusti 237-232 | judge: Mr. Stern 238-230 | judge: Varde 238-229
Argentina (FAB) heavyweight title
Peralta down in the 5th round
Attendance: 25,236

1965-08-06Alberto Gonzales
Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, ArgentinaWKO210
1965-07-23Eduardo Cartelli0-1-0
Cordoba, Cordoba, ArgentinaWKO112
1965-06-26Rodolfo Luciano Diaz21-7-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWTKO410
1965-05-28Rogelio Fernando Gregorutti1-4-0
San Miguel, Tucuman, ArgentinaWKO210
1965-04-30Carlos Vazquez6-5-0
Salon de los Deportes, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWKO310
time: 1:20 | referee: Cuadrado
1965-04-16Rene Sosa2-9-1
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWKO210
1965-02-26Zora Folley68-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 1-9 | judge: Frank Forbes 1-9 | judge: Nick Gamboli 0-10
Bonavena down in the 8th, rises at the count of 8.
1964-12-18Billy Stephan19-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
time: 2:14 | referee: Arthur Mercante
1964-11-13Dick Wipperman26-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Petey Della 8-2 | judge: Bill Recht 10-0 | judge: Joe Armstrong 10-0
1964-08-21Tom McNeeley32-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO58
referee: Teddy Martin
According to the New York Times, Bonavena had appeared to shove McNeeley to the canvas towards the end of the 5th round.
Referee then stopped the bout. His decision was booed handily by the crowd.

1964-05-29Byron Stoimenides6-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:47
1964-05-05Leslie Borden13-4-1
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 2:43 | referee: Joe LoScalzo
1964-03-10Wendell Newton10-7-3
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWTKO56
Bout was stopped after the fifth round ended, when Newton complained of trouble seeing.
1964-02-04Everett Copeland1-1-0
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWKO16
time: 0:27
1964-01-03Lou Hicks1-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO14
time: 1:23 | referee: Chico Vejar
Pro debut for Bonavena

 
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