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Tom Bethea
Global ID9812
sexmale
birthdate 1943-00-00
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
aliasThe Bomb
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeUSA
won 22 (KO 8) + lost 21 (KO 12) + drawn 3 = 46
rounds boxed 338 KO% 17.39
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1978-11-11Marvin Camel28-2-1
Missoula, Montana, USALKO2
1978-08-03Ned Hallacy23-6-2
Wichita, Kansas, USALKO410
referee: Vern Miller
1978-02-15Michael Spinks6-0-0
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD88
1977-12-08Mustafa Wasajja5-0-1
Idraetshuset, Copenhagen, DenmarkLPTS88
1977-09-30Louis Pergaud6-0-0
Hamburg, GermanyLTKO610
1977-04-22Marvin Johnson14-0-0
Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALKO410
time: 2:50
1976-10-30Mike Quarry57-7-4
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1010
referee: Joey Giambra | judge: Harold Buck 44-47 | judge: Art Lurie 44-48 | judge: John Magnafini 45-47
1976-03-08Billy Douglas32-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-4 | judge: Tony Castellano 6-4 | judge: Harold Lederman 5-5
1976-01-16Avenamar Peralta87-13-5
Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Berlin, GermanyDPTS1010
1975-11-28Hartmut Sasse11-5-1
Hamburg, GermanyWTKO310
1975-09-08Angel Oquendo25-15-1
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
1975-05-30Avenamar Peralta86-12-4
Hamburg, GermanyWKO310
1975-04-15Bobby Lloyd5-9-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1974-11-21Tom Bogs77-7-1
K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, DenmarkWPTS1010
1974-07-22Charley Green13-10-0
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1974-06-03Domenico Adinolfi26-4-1
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
1974-02-04Angel Oquendo21-10-0
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1973-08-27Eddie Jones27-13-2
Las Vegas, Nevada, USALPTS1010
1972-10-20Bobby Cassidy40-13-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Tony Perez
Bethea was knocked down to end the 9th.
1972-08-30Lonnie Bennett13-1-0
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWPTS1010
1972-07-10Phil Matthews11-2-0
Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair, London, United KingdomLKO38x3
1972-03-07Bunny Sterling23-10-3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLTKO910x3
time: 1:45 | referee: Harry Gibbs
Cut eye stoppage
1972-01-25Johnny Frankham15-1-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
49-28½
1971-10-05Mark Rowe31-5-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD910x3
Rowe retired at the end of the 9th round with his left eye swollen shut, and a cut on his forehead.
1971-06-11Ralph Palladin20-1-0
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Manny Gelb
1971-03-22Bennie Briscoe35-9-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO610
Bethea was stopped on a cut right eye.
1971-01-29Jean-Claude Bouttier46-3-1
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, FranceLKO210
1970-12-08Mark Rowe28-4-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1970-09-12Billy Douglas14-4-1
Cooper Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USALUD1010
1970-05-23Nino Benvenuti80-4-1
Sports Stadium Arena, Umag, CroatiaLKO815
time: 2:43
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1970-03-13Nino Benvenuti80-3-1
Olympic Velodrome, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO810
referee: Billy Rainsbury
Benvenuti quits with a rib injury, he had been knocked down in the 7th round.
1970-01-16Carlos Marks17-7-1
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USALTKO68
A severe gash above the right eye of Bethea caused the fight to be stopped.
1969-09-23Luis Manuel Rodriguez95-7-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Eckert
1969-08-09Carlos Monzon58-3-9
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLSD1010
194-196 | 197-195 | 195-197
Monzon required three trips to the scales to make the contracted 160lbs and was weakened as a result.
1969-04-11Leon Washington6-1-0
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USALTKO28
time: 1:16 | referee: Johnny LoBianco
Bethea was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1969-03-05Teddy Pagan15-7-0
Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens, New York, USAWUD1010
1968-11-30Ray Cano9-2-3
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USAWKO1010
time: 0:29
1968-10-18Danny Perez19-10-2
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1968-06-14Carl Williams6-4-4
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USAWTKO48
time: 1:24
The fight was stopped because Williams was badly cut above his left eye.
1968-05-17Eddie Johnson5-18-5
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USAWKO36
1968-04-23Eddie Owens16-3-3
Walpole, Massachusetts, USAWSD66
1968-02-16Lee Clemmons7-14-2
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USALKO78
1968-01-26David Adkins5-6-1
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1967-12-01Ray Cano8-2-2
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USADPTS66
1967-11-16Danny Garcia9-13-3
National Maritime Union Hall, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1967-11-03Conrad Wynter4-0-0
National Union Maritime Hall, New York, New York, USAWTKO14
Pro debut for Bethea the 1967 New York Golden Gloves 160lb. Open Champion.

 
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