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Jersey Joe Walcott
Global ID11028
sexmale
birthdate 1914-01-31
death date 1994-02-25 (80)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach74″   /   188cm
country USA
residenceCamden, New Jersey, USA
birth placePennsauken, New Jersey, USA
birth nameArnold Raymond Cream
won 51 (KO 32) + lost 18 (KO 6) + drawn 2 = 71
rounds boxed 475 KO% 45.07
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1953-05-15Rocky Marciano43-0-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO115
time: 2:25 | referee: Frank Sikora
World Heavyweight Title
1952-09-23Rocky Marciano42-0-0
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO1315
time: 0:43 | referee: Charley Daggert 7-4 | judge: Pete Tomasco 7-5 | judge: Zach Clayton 8-4
World Heavyweight Title
1952-06-05Ezzard Charles72-6-1
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
referee: Zach Clayton 9-6 | judge: Buck McTiernan 8-7 | judge: Pete Tomasco 7-6
World Heavyweight Title
Referee Clayton becomes the first African-American to referee a World Heavyweight Title fight.

1951-07-18Ezzard Charles69-5-1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO715
time: 0:55 | referee: Buck McTiernan 5-1 | judge: Charley Daggert 4-1 | judge: Red Robinson 3-3
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
1951-03-07Ezzard Charles67-5-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1515
referee: Clarence Rosen 70-80 | judge: Jack Aspery 66-84 | judge: Joe Lenahan 67-83
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
Walcott was floored for a nine-count in the ninth round.
1950-11-24Rex Layne25-1-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 2-6 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-6 | judge: Ben Grant 3-6
Walcott was a 4-1 favorite in this fight.
1950-05-28Hein Ten Hoff18-0-3
VFR Stadion, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyWUD1010
referee: Arthur Koch | judge: Wilbur K. Anderson | judge: Gerd Seewald
1950-03-13Johnny Shkor30-17-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 1:34
"A right hand flush on the jaw" floored Shkor for the count.
1950-03-03Omelio Agramonte39-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 2:11 | referee: Jack Watson
Agramonte was down twice in the 1st, and twice in the 7th. Referee stopped the bout after Agramonte rose unsteady after the 4th knockdown.
1950-02-08Harold Johnson28-1-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
time: 1:03
Johnson collapsed without being hit. Dr. I. Joseph Levey, the commission doctor, later revealed that Johnson had suffered an injury to an intervertebral disc in his back.
1949-08-14Olle Tandberg23-5-1
Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm, SwedenWTKO512
time: 2:30 | referee: Andrew Smyth
1949-06-22Ezzard Charles60-5-1
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1515
referee: Davy Miller 73-77 | judge: Harold Marovitz 72-78 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 72-78
vacant National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
1948-06-25Joe Louis57-1-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALKO1115
referee: Frank Fullam 2-5 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 5-4 | judge: Harold Barnes 6-3
World Heavyweight Title
Louis was down for no-count in round three. Louis announced his retirement on March 1, 1949

1947-12-05Joe Louis56-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1515
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-6 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-8 | judge: Marty Monroe 6-9
World Heavyweight Title
Louis down in 1st and 4th.

1947-06-23Joey Maxim48-13-2
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWSD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore 55½-52½ | judge: Mushy Callahan 55-53 | judge: Benny Whitman 53-55
1947-03-04Elmer Ray76-13-5
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USAWMD1010
referee: Eddie Coachman 51-49 | judge: Lou Bandell 50-50 | judge: Robert Floyd 52-48
1947-01-06Joey Maxim46-12-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Charley Daggert 5-5 | judge: Harry Lasky 6-4 | judge: Leo Costella 6-3
1946-11-15Elmer Ray74-13-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
Scoring: 5-4-1, 5-5 (9-8), 4-5-1
1946-08-28Joey Maxim40-12-1
Public Service Ball Park, Camden, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
referee: Paul Cavalier 3-5
1946-08-16Tommy Gomez52-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
1946-05-24Lee Oma45-18-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Burns 9-1 | judge: Harold Barnes 9-1 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 7-3
Oma down in round 1 for 3-count.
1946-03-20Al Blake28-13-1
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWTKO410
Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1946-02-25Jimmy Bivins52-5-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWSD1010
Bivins was down for an 8-count in round three. The official scoring was 6-4 for Bivins 9-1 for Walcott, and 5-4-1 for Bivins but the official with that scorecard gave the decision to Walcott because of the knockdown.
1946-01-30Johnny Allen19-17-1
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO310
Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid). A walloping right to the jaw ended the fight.
1945-12-10Curtis Sheppard38-22-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO1010
Sheppard floored Walcott in round four, but Walcott dominated the rest of the fight, stopping Sheppard with a right to the mid-section.
1945-11-12Lee Q. Murray38-8-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWDQ910
referee: Eddie Leonard
Murray was disqualified by the referee for not trying. Tacoma News Tribune
1945-10-23Steve Dudas59-24-2
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWTKO510
time: 1:50 | referee: Paul Cavalier
1945-09-20Johnny Denson39-23-4
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO210
Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1945-08-02Joe Baksi46-4-3
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
The official scorecard was 6-3-1 in favor of Walcott. Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1945-03-15Johnny Allen13-15-1
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1945-02-22Austin Johnson6-0-2
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS66
Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1945-01-25Johnny Allen11-15-1
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USALPTS88
Paul Cavalier was the referee. Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1945-01-11Jackie Saunders6-2-0
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWTKO28
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1944-06-28Ellis Singleton1-4-0
Batesville A.C., Haddonfield, New Jersey, USAWKO38
1944-06-07Felix Del Paoli14-32-5
Batesville A.C., Haddonfield, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1940-02-12Abe Simon24-5-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALKO68
time: 2:32 | referee: Paul Cavalier
1940-01-19Tiger Red Lewis50-18-4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO68
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1939-11-18Curtis Sheppard7-2-0
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1939-08-14Al Boros34-19-2
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
From the Newark Star-Eagle (Laurence Fielding).
1938-12-23Bob Tow35-25-3
114th Infantry Armory, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
There were only three boxing bouts on this program, which was completed by wrestling matches. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1938-06-14Roy Lazer46-7-3
Fairview Arena, Camden, New Jersey, USALPTS88
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1938-05-10Tiger Jack Fox89-14-10
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1938-04-12Lorenzo Pack18-6-1
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO48
Pack was down three times before going down for the full count from a right to the jaw. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1938-03-25Art Sykes14-19-1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO48
Walcott floored Sykes for the count with a right to the jaw. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1938-01-20Jim Whitest2-1-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1938-01-10Freddie Fiducia35-8-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
Walcott was down for a count of two in round seven. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1937-10-09George Brothers13-0-1
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USALPTS88
Walcott floored Brothers twice in the second round. Reported in the New York Times (Bob Soderman).
1937-09-25Elmer Ray2-6-3
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USAWKO36
time: 0:43
Ray was knocked out by a single right hand to the chin.
1937-09-03Joe Lipps28-34-14
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1937-05-22Tiger Jack Fox76-13-7
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USALKO810
time: 2:24
1936-09-01Billy Ketchell40-26-9
Arena, Pennsauken, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
From the Washington Star (Laurence Fielding).
1936-08-01Carmen Passarella
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1936-07-14Billy Ketchell40-24-8
Arena, Pennsauken, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
From the Washington Star (Laurence Fielding), which reported the fight as from Camden (Pennsauken being a suburb of Camden).
1936-06-22Phil Johnson19-10-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
Bout stopped when Johnson suffered a broken nose. (Associated Press) From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1936-06-16Louis LePage5-12-1
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO36
LePage was down in each round, From the New York Times (Bob Soderman).
1936-06-04Billy Ketchell40-24-7
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
1936-04-28Joe Colucci14-21-5
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO410
From Camden newspapers (Phil Cohen).
1936-03-16Willie Reddish15-4-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1936-01-21Al Ettore52-7-2
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USALKO810
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1935-11-26Roxie Allen17-14-5
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO78
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid). Evidently Allen was outweighed by 24 1/2 pounds.
1935-10-29Al King4-0-0
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO18
Walcott scored a one-punch knockout with a right to the jaw. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).The previously undated 1934 4-round knockout of King by Walcott has been deleted because that entry appears to refer to this fight.
1935-10-01Pat Roland1-1-0
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO48
From the Philadelphia Record (Laurence Fielding).
1935-08-27Lew Alva4-5-0
Arena, Pennsauken, New Jersey, USAWKO18
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1935-05-21Al Lang1-0-0
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO16
Exact date uncertain. This fight may be a duplicate of the 1935 one-round knockout of Al King, which has been verified.
1933-11-16Henry Taylor11-3-1
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
Taylor was floored three times in the first round, but arose to take command. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1933-07-28Henry Taylor11-2-1
Arena, Pennsauken, New Jersey, USAWTKO16
From the Washington Star (Laurence Fielding), however the report was from Camden. (Pennsauken is a suburb of Camden.)
1933-05-05Bob Norris2-0-0
Camden, New Jersey, USAWKO16
This fight has been verified but the correct date is still uncertain. Source: James Curl, "Jersey Joe Walcott: A Boxing Biography."
1931-04-20Carl Mays2-0-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO26
Walcott dropped Mays for the count with a right to the head. From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1930-10-24Frank Mitchell1-3-0
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWTKO46
Walcott's opponent on this date was previously shown as "Frankie Matthews," however it appears that the name should be "Frank Mitchell." Thanks to Deepak Nahar for drawing attention to this correction, based on James Curl's book "Jersey Joe Walcott: A Boxing Biography," page 18.
1930-10-10Jimmy O'Toole3-3-0
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWTKO46
A left to the body was the punch that ended the fight.
1930-09-09Eddie Wallace7-5-1
Vineland Arena, Vineland, New Jersey, USAWKO16
Walcott claimed that Wallace was his first professional opponent, and that he received only $7.50 in payment. (Source: newspaper clippings supplied by James Curl.) The date of the fight has now been confirmed from a newspaper source (Bob Yalen).

 
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