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Luther Rawlings
Global ID26400
sexmale
birthdate 1929-03-24
death date 2012-03-06 (82)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeMemphis, Tennessee, USA
birth nameLucious Minor Jr.
won 38 (KO 14) + lost 24 (KO 6) + drawn 9 = 71
rounds boxed 555 KO% 19.72
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1959-10-26Henry White8-4-0
Midwest Gymnasium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD88
1959-09-23Robert Cofer18-1-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1959-04-02Glenn Burgess17-2-3
Boise, Idaho, USAWUD1010
1959-02-19Glenn Burgess17-2-2
Boise, Idaho, USADPTS1010
1959-02-12Phil Moyer13-1-0
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USADMD1010
referee: Whitey Domstad 99-99 | judge: Ely Caston 97-97 | judge: Jimmy Grant 96-94
1958-11-25Phil Moyer11-1-0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALMD1010
referee: Ralph Gruman 51½-58½ | judge: Lou Sauer 55-55 | judge: Andy Crabtree 55-55
1958-09-17Rudell Stitch14-3-0
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USALTKO410
1956-06-19Billy Lynch24-3-0
Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1956-01-02Jimmy Beecham11-0-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALRTD810
referee: Bill Regan
1955-12-20Al Andrews36-15-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALMD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 96-96 | judge: Stuart Winston 95-96 | judge: Gus Jacobson 95-97
1955-11-04Johnny Brown16-16-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1955-04-21Joe Miceli44-20-7
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD1010
referee: Dick Young
Miceli finished the bout with his left eye closed
1955-02-08Johnny Brown15-14-4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
USA Illinois State welterweight title
1954-11-15Italo Scortichini24-14-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Ray Miller 5-4 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 3-6 | judge: Artie Aidala 3-7
1954-09-20Frankie Fernandez29-6-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 2:29 | referee: Abe Simon
Rawlings caught Fernandez with a hard left jab after 2 minutes of the round. The blow made Fernandez drop his hands. Rawlings pounded away with both fists for half a minute until the referee came between the fighters.
1954-08-10Charley Salas128-42-12
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADMD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried | judge: Stuart Winston | judge: Fred Aaronson
1954-06-14Livio Minelli58-17-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Barney Felix 6-3 | judge: Nick Gamboli 2-7 | judge: Bert Grant 4-5
1954-05-26Johnny Brown15-11-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
1953-10-22Lester Felton58-11-3
Grand Rapids Stadium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USALUD1010
1953-09-28Georgie Johnson22-4-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe Mangold 2-6
1953-07-28Danny Womber42-19-11
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-07-13Johnny Brown9-9-2
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD88
1953-06-09Joe Brown57-15-9
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
1953-05-19Wallace Bud Smith20-10-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
referee: Eddie Coachman
1953-04-30Andy Anderson17-28-8
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWTKO510
1953-01-28Orlando Zulueta44-17-8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO410
time: 3:00
A cut over Rawlings left eye suffered in the 4th round, forced the stoppage before the start of the 5th round.
1952-09-19Jimmy Taylor7-3-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALSD1010
referee: Frank Adams
1952-06-30Joe Miceli33-10-4
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO210
time: 2:37 | referee: George Walsh
Rawlings was down twice in the 1st
1952-06-04Johnny Saxton28-0-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Behr 47-53 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 46-54 | judge: Arthur Oberg 45-55
1952-03-12Jimmy Carter56-12-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Norm McGarrity 52-48 | judge: Arthur Oberg 49-51 | judge: Harold Marovitz 49-51
1952-01-16Enrique Bolanos77-19-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO510
time: 2:11 | referee: Johnny Behr
1951-12-14Virgil Akins19-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1951-10-17Virgil Akins17-7-0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALSD1010
referee: Ray Palmer 47-53 | judge: Fred Connell 49-51 | judge: Harry Kessler 51-49
1951-10-03Jay Watkins30-6-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO710
1951-06-08Arthur Persley29-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO38
time: 2:36
1951-05-09Freddie Dawson80-9-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Johnny Behr 55-45 | judge: Jim McManus 47-53 | judge: Tommy Thomas 47-53
1951-04-11Ronnie Harper27-26-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO1010
time: 2:01
1950-06-20Mario Trigo44-23-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph 57-53 | judge: Frank Holborow 58½-51½ | judge: Dynamite Jackson 59-51
1950-05-17Gene Parker28-3-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO48
1950-02-28Tommy Campbell36-8-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano 58-52 | judge: Frank Holborow 59-51 | judge: Jimmy Wilson 56-54
1949-10-10Talmadge Bussey33-17-2
Arcadia Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO910
referee: Herman Spinelli
Bussey died of a cerebral hemorrhage sustained in this fight.
1949-09-27Danny Womber12-1-3
Shrine Temple, Rockford, Illinois, USAWSD88
1949-09-19Pedro Ortega45-47-12
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO610
From The RIng, December 1949, page 57.
1949-08-29Talmadge Bussey33-16-2
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1949-08-15Jimmy Robinson21-9-3
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS88
Exact date in August unknown
1949-08-01Ray Brown36-3-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO4
1949-06-20John LaBroi17-2-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1949-04-27Art Aragon27-7-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWMD1010
According to The Ring (August 1948, page 62), this was "sensational crowd-pleaser."
1949-04-11Leroy Willis30-12-4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO6
1949-03-28Joe Brown28-11-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1949-02-28Alvin Jordan30-10-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1949-01-10Alvin Jordan30-10-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
referee: Johnny Behr
1948-12-27Tim Dalton39-3-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
1948-10-18Danny Robinson26-17-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1948-09-28Jimmy Robinson16-7-1
Louisville, Kentucky, USADPTS1010
1948-09-20Floyd Le Vasseur9-10-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1948-08-09Gerald LaBroi5-1-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS55
1948-04-16Bob Sandberg11-0-0
Shrine Temple, Rockford, Illinois, USALTKO66
1948-02-17Jimmy Robinson13-5-1
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS88
1948-02-09Alvin Jordan26-7-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO18
1948-01-27Jimmy Robinson13-4-1
Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS88
1948-01-05Alvin 'Bevil' Gomez33-24-11
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO4
1947-12-15Jimmy Robinson12-4-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
1947-12-01Jesse Turner6-0-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO48
1947-11-03Bobby Beamon9-9-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1947-10-20Ollie Cobbins5-17-4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1947-10-13Charlie Baxter22-15-8
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1947-09-16Edmund Carr12-6-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO4
1947-08-18Nick Sanders5-12-0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS66
1947-07-28Willie Scott5-14-1
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
1947-06-25Augie Yarratt2-4-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66

 
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