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Gil Turner
Global ID9702
sexmale
birthdate 1930-10-09
death date 1996-05-13 (65)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9½″   /   177cm
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
won 56 (KO 35) + lost 19 (KO 4) + drawn 2 = 77
rounds boxed 578 KO% 45.45
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1958-11-20Del Flanagan90-15-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Stanton 83-100 | judge: Jimmy Perrault Sr. 87-100 | judge: Johnny DeOtis 81-100
Attendance: 4,777 Gate: $18,584.92
1958-10-15Ralph Dupas72-9-6
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLUD1010
judge: Rene Ouimet 35-50 | judge: Leon Germain 40-50 | judge: James Regan 30-50
1958-08-22Stefan Redl20-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Teddy Martin 6-3 | judge: Mike Davidowitch 6-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 7-3
Redl was knocked down in the 3rd round.
1958-06-12Garnet Hart25-3-1
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Zach Clayton 44-48 | judge: Jim Mina 46-45 | judge: Nate Lopinson 46-46
1958-03-28Mickey Crawford20-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Al Berl 4-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 5-6 | judge: Sam Irom 4-6
1958-01-15Vince Martinez58-5-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1212
referee: Pete Pantaleo 53-54 | judge: Jim Mina 54-56 | judge: Nate Lopinson 55-55
Eliminator for Vacant World Welterweight Title
1957-09-18Virgil Akins45-16-1
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Mangold 5-4
1957-07-25Del Flanagan84-13-2
Midway Stadium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWUD1010
referee: Billy McCabe 96-95 | judge: Johnny Stanton 92-91 | judge: Jimmy Perrault Sr. 98-92
Flanagan was knocked down in the 1st.
Attendance: 6,996. Gate: $26,292

1957-06-05Yama Bahama44-6-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWSD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 97-96 | judge: Gus Jacobson 96-95 | judge: Stuart Winston 94-97
Turner was hospitalized following the bout for what the ring declared was a "blood swelling" on the forehead. Turner's manager George Katz alleged that the swelling came from a head-butt.
1957-03-29Isaac Logart48-6-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 4-6 | judge: Nick Gamboli 3-6 | judge: Bill Recht 3-6
1957-03-04Rudy Gwin7-2-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO410
time: 2:19 | referee: Petey Della
1957-01-08Jimmy Morris39-12-5
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO610
referee: Jimmy Peerless
1956-10-19Joey Giambra45-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 5-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5 | judge: Bill Recht 2-6
1956-06-29Yama Bahama40-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Barney Felix 4-5 | judge: Joe Eppy 2-7 | judge: Nick Gamboli 2-7
1956-05-16Johnny Saxton51-4-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO1010
referee: Frank Sikora 85-87 | judge: Harold Marovitz 84-87 | judge: Frank Clark 88-86
Saxton opened a cut over the outer edge of Turner's right eye in the 1st round. The cut ultimately led to the fight's stoppage.
1956-02-17Gene Fullmer33-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Petey Della 3-5 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 5-6 | judge: Harold Barnes 6-3
Birnbaum scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but scored 6-5 for Fullmer in the supplemental scoring.
1956-01-20Jackie LaBua25-7-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Barney Felix 6-3 | judge: Paul Cummins 5-4 | judge: Richie Fazio 4-5
LaBua was a substitute for Gene Fullmer, who pulled out with a virus infection.
1955-12-14Jackie LaBua25-6-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Joe Palmer 4-4 | judge: Ted Sheils | judge: Dick Albino
Sheils and Albino's scorecards were, 6-3-1, 5-4-1, though it is not known who had what score.
1955-10-21Isaac Logart38-5-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Al Berl 4-5 | judge: Jack Gordon 4-5 | judge: Joe Agnello 4-6
1955-09-07Carmen Basilio46-11-7
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-5 | judge: Dick Albino 5-5 | judge: Ted Sheils 2-7
1955-06-20Gene Fullmer29-1-0
West Jordan Park, West Jordan, Utah, USALPTS1010
referee: James J. Braddock 3-5
The location of this fight is sometimes incorrectly given as Salt Lake City.
1955-05-20Ramon Fuentes32-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Al Berl 5-4 | judge: Frank Forbes 5-5 | judge: Joe Agnello 3-7
1955-04-04Gene Fullmer29-0-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 8-2 | judge: Bert Grant 7-3 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 6-3
"The only knockdown in this bruising affair occurred in the sixth. Following a combination, Turner landed a left hook that sent Fullmer through the ropes. Fullmer, in a groggy state, took a nine-count." -William J. Briordy, The New York Times
1955-03-07Joe Miceli44-19-7
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO810
time: 0:44 | referee: Petey Scalzo
Miceli finished the bout with his left eye completely closed
1955-01-03Italo Scortichini26-14-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Watson 5-3 | judge: Artie Aidala 8-2 | judge: Bert Grant 6-4
1954-11-29Ray Drake16-3-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO910
time: 1:27 | referee: Ray Miller
1954-11-18Charley Scott10-7-0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
time: 2:08 | referee: Zach Clayton
1954-09-29Al Andrews29-8-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO310
time: 0:12 | 18-20 | 18-20 | 18-20
Confident from having hurt Turner at the end of their previous fight, Andrews controlled the first two rounds, landing hard left-hooks to the midsection. In the third round he rushed from his corner at the bell and landed a smashing right to the jaw which put Turner down for the count. Gil was uncouscious for nearly five minutes.
1954-08-18Al Andrews29-7-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore 97-88 | judge: Jim McManus 96-94 | judge: John Bray 95-90
The supposedly light-punching Andrews hurt Turner in the last round and had him in serious trouble.
1954-04-21Bobby Jones35-20-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO1010
time: 1:12 | referee: Zach Clayton
Fight stopped with Turner helpless on the ropes
1954-03-10Bobby Jones34-20-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Dave Beloff 5-3 | judge: Jim Mina 4-5 | judge: Lou Tress 3-6
1954-01-26Pierre Langlois63-14-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Sweeney 5-4 | judge: Lou Tress 5-4 | judge: Jack Styles 5-4
Turner was hurt along the ropes in the 2nd round. "The decision was greeted by boos from the crowd." (UPI)
1953-12-09Rocky Castellani54-7-4
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
referee: Lou Parker 4-5 | judge: Herb Williams 3-6 | judge: Charley Bill 4-5
1953-10-15Johnny Bernardo44-8-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
time: 2:41 | referee: Willie Clark
1953-10-07Italo Scortichini22-10-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Weber 57-43 | judge: Joe Greenberg 57-43 | judge: Malcolm House 56-44
1953-08-12Ramon Fuentes22-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO510
time: 2:49 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
1953-07-23Johnny Lombardo29-7-1
Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
Turner survived a heavy battering in the 3rd round.
1953-06-15Johnny Saxton39-0-1
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 4-5 | judge: Jim Mina 4-3 | judge: Dave Beloff 5-4
1953-05-11Johnny Lombardo29-5-1
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 1:00 | referee: Barney Felix
1953-04-07Joey Giardello46-10-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Charley Daggert 3-7 | judge: Lou Tress 2-7 | judge: Zach Clayton 3-5
Giardello was a 3-1 underdog
Attendance: 7,377

1953-02-10Charley Williams66-30-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Coachman 6-3 | judge: Morris Feingold 5-3 | judge: Gus Jacobson 6-3
1953-01-20Bobby Dykes98-12-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Daggert 7-2 | judge: Lou Tress 7-2 | judge: Zach Clayton 6-3
1952-12-22Joe Miceli37-11-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
referee: Pete Tomasco
The referee stopped the bout with Miceli taking a pounding on the ropes. Miceli danced around the ring to show that he was still fit to fight after the stoppage.
1952-10-20Johnny Cunningham16-28-4
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO58
Cunningham was down once in the 5th.
1952-09-05Bobby Dykes94-11-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 4-5 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5 | judge: Jack Gordon 5-4
Dykes was knocked out of the ring in the 5th, but came on strong over the last 3 rounds to pull out the decision (Daily News)
Attendance: 4,144; Gate: $11,269

1952-07-07Kid Gavilan82-12-4
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO1115
time: 2:47 | referee: Pete Tomasco
World Welterweight Title
Fight stopped with Turner helpless on the ropes
Scoring in rounds at the time of stoppage: 5-5 (twice), 6-4 for Gavilan
Attendance: more than 39,000
Gate: $269,667, a new record for a welterweight title fight

1952-04-14Chico Varona48-14-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWRTD610
1952-03-21Don Williams56-9-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 3:00
Ring doctor stopped the bout between the 7th and 8th rounds.
1952-02-25Del Flanagan53-3-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Pantaleo 8-2 | judge: Lou Tress 7-3 | judge: Dave Beloff 6-3
1952-02-04Sammy Mastrean35-26-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
time: 2:49 | referee: Charley Daggert
1951-12-28Vic Cardell56-12-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harry Kessler 7-1 | judge: Harold Barnes 9-1 | judge: Charley Shortell 8-2
1951-12-03Mario Trigo56-29-9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1951-11-12Bernard Docusen72-7-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
time: 3:00 | referee: Charley Daggert
Bout stopped because of a serious cut suffered by Docusen over his left eye. Turner appeared to be ahead at the time of the stoppage.
1951-09-10Ike Williams119-18-3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:32 | referee: Pete Tomasco
Bout stopped with Williams helpless on the ropes.
1951-08-24Jimmy DeCerio11-15-5
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
referee: Joe Mangold
1951-07-09Charley Fusari64-10-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1112
time: 0:58
1951-06-11Rudy Zadell18-36-2
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
referee: Pete Pantaleo
1951-05-21Beau Jack89-22-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
time: 1:26 | referee: Charley Daggert
1951-05-03Jose Alberto Diaz32-17-4
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
1951-04-16Beau Jack89-21-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1951-03-05Jimmy Sanders49-20-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO58
time: 2:52 | referee: Zach Clayton
1951-02-17Jimmy DeCerio11-12-4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
referee: Pete Tomasco 8-0 | judge: Joe Shannon 7-1 | judge: Charlie Ubele 4-2
1951-01-30Bobby Rosado39-9-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO88
time: 1:06 | referee: Zach Clayton
1951-01-22Jimmy Sanders49-19-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO28
time: 2:34 | referee: Pete Tomasco
1950-12-18Massimo Sanna19-5-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO18
time: 3:00
1950-12-09Al Hauser
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO28
time: 1:53 | referee: Charley Daggert
1950-12-05Gerry Cannon1-10-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO26
referee: Bobby Leitham
1950-11-27Joe Brewer19-5-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
1950-11-13Red Perkins50-23-3
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO16
time: 2:05
1950-11-04Billy Whye8-3-1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
time: 0:29
1950-09-29Joe DeJean4-1-0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO16
1950-09-11Herman Laday
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO14
1950-09-03George Toussaint6-12-1
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO16
1950-08-25Eddie Coleman9-5-2
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO56
1950-07-17Eddie Holtz19-16-1
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
time: 3:00
The ring doctor stopped the bout after the 2nd round.
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