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Nate Bolden
Global ID9969
sexmale
birthdate 1917-07-02
death date 1991-08-17 (74)
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeChicago, Illinois, USA
won 63 (KO 20) + lost 35 (KO 6) + drawn 6 = 105
rounds boxed 828
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 8
Total Bouts 106 KO% 18.87
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1948-03-09Sid Peaks21-4-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USALKO510
1947-02-27Roscoe Toles32-10-6
Jackson, Michigan, USALKO710
1947-02-03Bob Amos16-0-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
Bolden down in 4th
1947-01-24Willie Moore10-1-1
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1946-12-06Hezzie Williams12-1-1
Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1946-12-05Hezzie Williams12-1-0
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1946-10-03Mack Parshay12-5-0
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1946-09-19McKinley English10-1-2
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1946-07-18Booker Beckwith21-6-0
Rainbo Fronton, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO610
1946-02-11Billy Fox29-0-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO210
time: 0:49
1946-01-31O'Dell Riley9-8-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1945-12-27Billy Grant42-43-7
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1945-11-12Lloyd Marshall56-13-3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1212
1945-10-22Bobby Zander7-0-0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frankie Brown
1945-09-03Curtis Sheppard35-22-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
"Nate was wont to loaf and Sheppard piled up enough points to win." (The Ring, November 1945, page 52.
1945-07-16Phil Muscato25-8-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALSD1010
1945-06-18Billy Grant38-40-7
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1945-06-11Eddie Taylor7-6-1
Arcadia Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
1945-04-30Phil Muscato24-7-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Eddie Seres 3-7 | judge: George Needham 3-7 | judge: Anse Carroll 5-5
Carroll scored it 7-6 on points for Bolden. Buffalo Courier Express
1945-04-09Phil Muscato23-6-0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Ernie Sesto
1945-04-02Archie Moore67-9-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1945-03-05Walter Woods58-5-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
1945-01-22Walter Woods57-4-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWMD1010
1945-01-12Vern Escoe10-2-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
From Detroit newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1944-12-22Jack Charles1-0-0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO610
1944-12-18Archie Moore63-9-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 0-9 | judge: Sam Cohen 1-9 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 0-9
1944-03-31George Parks9-8-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO710
Bolden suffered six knockdowns before being counted out. He was handicapped by an ankle injury, sustained in the first round.
1944-03-13Freddie Griggs2-2-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO28
1944-01-18Lloyd Marshall43-10-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
Vacant "Duration" World Light Heavyweight Title
1943-12-20Bob Jacobs21-7-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
Bolden won "only the 9th and 10th rounds." (Associated Press)
1943-12-10Gus Dorazio68-18-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
Dorazio gave Bolden a terrific pounding to the body. Bolden scored a 3-count knockdown in round nine. It was a hard-fought battle.
1943-10-29Claudio Villar24-21-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1943-09-20Curtis Sheppard23-16-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
Sheppard was floored by a right to the stomach in the 5th round.
1943-09-13Dan Merritt12-14-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1943-08-30Larry Lane48-14-4
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1943-08-23Bob Garner17-5-1
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1943-08-09Joey Maxim24-8-0
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
Maxim fought craftily to keep the stalking Bolden at bay and outpoint him. It was a thrilling fight.
1943-07-12Clarence Brown16-10-5
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
1943-06-07Freddie Fiducia55-17-3
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Fiducia down once in 6th, four times in 8th, and four times in 10th, each time for a count of nine
1943-04-16Tony Musto33-21-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Musto suffered two knockdowns in losing.
1943-01-22Lee Savold74-26-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO310
1942-12-22Anton Christoforidis51-11-8
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
This was a "nip and tuck" battle, according to The Ring, March 1943, page 46.
1942-11-13Johnny Colan43-7-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Colan was down for a nine-count in round three. It was a hard-hitting battle with plenty of action. Colan entered duties in the Coast Guard immediately after this fight.
1942-08-10Anton Christoforidis51-11-7
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
referee: Davy Miller
Attendance 5278.
1942-06-29Jimmy Reeves20-7-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO712
Reeves was down in the third, fourth, and seventh round.
1942-06-08Gib Jones29-28-4
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO78
1942-05-25George Baratko22-9-3
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1942-05-04George Baratko21-9-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1942-04-06Paulie Mahoney31-13-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO710
referee: Johnny Behr
Mahoney was the victim of an accidental butt early in the fight, and was finally stopped in round seven.
1942-03-23Joe Sutka33-19-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1942-03-02Jimmy Reeves19-4-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1942-02-16Jimmy Reeves18-4-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1942-02-02Al Gilbert25-14-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO310
referee: Davis Miller
1942-01-12Luther Brent2-3-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO58
1942-01-05Vincent Calzaretta4-2-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1941-12-22Jake LaMotta16-2-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
1941-12-01Henry Jones2-0-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1941-11-17George Mitchell5-5-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO68
See The Ring, February 1942, page 47.
1941-11-03Jack Whittinghill4-1-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1941-10-20Jimmy Bivins23-3-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Franklin Spike McAdams
1941-10-06Larry Russell3-7-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO38
1941-09-15Joey Maxim6-1-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
1941-03-31Ossie Harris11-5-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1941-03-03Billy Pryor22-8-6
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1941-01-20Saverio Turiello79-40-33
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1940-12-23George Burnette40-11-4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1940-12-09Tony Cisco42-20-7
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1940-11-11Henry Chmielewski21-4-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO410
Chmielewski was down twice in round four and in "no condition to defend himself" when the fight was stopped.
1940-11-01George Burnette39-11-4
Fair Grounds, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS88
1940-10-07Paul Frazier6-4-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1940-09-30Joe Sutka28-14-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1940-09-16Billy Bengal39-12-6
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1940-07-12George Burnette37-10-4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1940-06-28Honey Boy Jones38-18-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1940-05-03Marty Simmons65-29-8
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Also reported as a 15-rounder. Given as 10 rounds in the Chicago Tribune.
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