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Lester Felton
Global ID9681
sexmale
birthdate 1929-03-06
divisionwelterweight
country USA
residenceDetroit, Michigan, USA
won 59 (KO 21) + lost 17 (KO 3) + drawn 3 = 79
rounds boxed 544 KO% 26.58
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1957-06-06Rocky Castellani65-12-4
Field House, Struthers, Ohio, USALKO310
1956-08-07John L Perry15-3-0
CKLW-TV Studio, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaLUD88
1956-04-10Charley Cotton36-10-0
Toledo, Ohio, USALKO210
1955-10-17Vince Martinez42-3-0
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USALUD1010
1955-09-27Rudy Gwin3-1-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD66
Felton was knocked down twice
1954-10-02Bobby Rosado46-20-2
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoLUD1010
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1953-10-22Luther Rawlings33-14-5
Grand Rapids Stadium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1953-06-30Bobby Lloyd50-13-1
Pittston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1953-05-14Joey Greenwood11-6-2
State Fairgrounds Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1953-03-26Gus Rubicini17-10-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD88
1953-01-27George Benton23-1-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
1953-01-07Del Flanagan58-6-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO410
referee: Jackie Davis | judge: Herb Williams | judge: Charlie Fill
Flanagan suffered a bruised right elbow and was unable to continue.
1952-11-18Holly Mims27-12-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
1952-10-27Bobby Dykes98-11-6
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWMD1010
judge: E.C. Stivers 50-50 | judge: Al Kaufman 52-48 | judge: Mike Basrak 52-48
1952-10-01Del Flanagan56-6-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
Felton was ahead on points until floored in round seven.
1952-08-02Joey Carkido59-30-7
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO510
1952-06-21Andy Anderson17-25-6
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1952-06-09Johnny Brown6-5-1
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO710
referee: Bill Doty
1952-05-17John LaBroi25-9-1
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO310
1952-04-19Shamus McCray54-38-16
Motor City Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO810
1952-03-14Johnny Saxton25-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALDQ610
time: 1:31 | referee: Harry Kessler
1951-11-29Bobby Lee29-19-6
Memorial Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USADPTS1010
referee: Meyer Lippman
1951-10-22Pete Gil18-2-1
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1951-09-05Eddie Smith12-3-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1951-05-29Carmen Basilio24-5-3
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony Petta 5-3 | judge: Darby Longo 8-1 | judge: Jack Michaels 8-2
1951-04-27Joe Brown43-13-6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALSD1010
1951-04-05Bobby Lee25-17-6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
referee: Charley Daggert
1951-03-29Sammy Mastrean33-25-1
Flint, Michigan, USAWTKO710
1951-02-19Jay Watkins28-4-0
Flint, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1951-02-14Maurice Harper10-1-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
1950-12-13Johnny Bratton39-16-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO310
time: 1:36
Felton was down in the first round. According to The Ring, Felton never had a chance.
1950-12-06Phil Burton39-18-6
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1950-11-15Gene Hairston35-6-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALMD1010
49-51 | 48-52 | 50-50
The official scorecards were: 50-50 (draw); 51-49 (Hairston); 52-48 (Hairston). From Detroit newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1950-10-20Tommy Campbell39-10-5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
1950-09-29Otis Graham36-18-5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO510
time: 1:35 | referee: Battling Ferdie
1950-09-06Al Mobley53-29-6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
1950-08-18Tommy Campbell39-10-3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1010
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1950-06-02Ike Williams109-12-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
All three judges scored the bout 69-31 for Williams. Felton was down in the 2nd, and ran for the majority of the bout. (AP) Ike caught Felton with a smashing right in the second frame and Lester took a nine-count. He arose glassy-eyed. "Although (Felton) managed to keep out of range from the devastating power of his adversary, he was never in the fight thereafter." (The Ring. September 1950, page 44.)
1950-05-05Tuzo Portuguez26-6-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
Felton was down in the 1st round but came back to win decisively. The official scorecards were 57-43, 55-45,and 56-44. It was an action-packed fight.
1950-03-29Bobby Dykes64-7-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
The scoring on the official cards was 57-43, 54-46, and 56-44, all in favor of Felton, who won decisively.
1950-01-17Jean Walzack43-13-2
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Fred Stanton 9-0 | judge: Fred Hegnauer 5-4 | judge: Tommy Fisher 6-3
1949-11-25Ross Virgo19-0-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
Virgo was ahead on points after six rounds but was floored in the seventh and twice in the ninth.
1949-11-09Tony Pellone41-14-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS1010
This fight was incorrectly dated as occurring on 11/25/49 in the published records of both Pellone and Felton. It was a good fight but the decision was unpopular.
1949-10-21Kid Gavilan55-7-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
Felton's own hometown fans booed the decision and all three officials were suspended.
Scoring: 51-49, 52-48, 46-54
Attendance: 13,187

1949-10-07Fist Dever33-22-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO710
referee: Lou Jallos
Dever failed to come out for the seventh round
1949-08-23Jimmy Sherrer43-14-2
Braun Park, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
1949-07-15Vince Turpin48-4-5
Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1949-06-06Jimmy Sherrer40-14-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1949-05-16Dick Leland9-1-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO18
1949-04-27Bobby Dykes53-6-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALSD1010
"Dykes..dropped Felton in the third for a two-count, but had to take the last two rounds in order to win." (The Ring, August 1949, page 62.
1948-11-16Henry Jordan44-57-12
Arcadia Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1948-10-25Bobby Brown5-1-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO66
time: 1:04 | referee: John Palermo
1948-10-11John LaBroi8-0-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1948-08-30Lafayette Drummond4-11-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1948-07-25Melvin Bartholomew22-22-9
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD66
1948-06-04Primos Cutler16-6-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO16
time: 2:56
1948-05-21Ted Murray12-8-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-05-18Isaac Jenkins10-7-0
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-05-03Cuban Flash2-5-1
Fairview Garden, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1948-04-21Junius Woods12-5-0
Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USAWPTS44
1948-04-13Frankie Fraser2-4-1
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-02-03Isaac Jenkins8-6-0
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1948-01-27Jay White9-7-1
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWTKO26
time: 0:55 | referee: Jimmy Farley | judge: Izzy Aronson | judge: Fred Brunelli
1948-01-06Robert Earl20-6-2
Coliseum Annex, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO26
1947-11-11Dave Marsh24-5-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS66
1947-10-14Eddie Garland8-4-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO56
1947-10-10Jimmy Robinson9-3-1
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWPTS55
1947-10-01Al Simmons
Arena, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWTKO18
referee: Johnny Weber
1947-09-26Bobby Beamon8-8-3
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWPTS44
1947-07-18Eddie Garland8-3-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS55
1947-07-01Albert Adams9-5-0
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USAWPTS66
1947-06-27Cuban Flash0-4-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO36
1947-05-20Harry Goulding0-2-0
Arena, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWKO26
referee: Johnny Posky
1947-05-09Chester Hodges9-3-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO16
1947-05-02Joe Henderson0-2-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO46
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