Joey Maxim
Global ID10329
birthdate 1922-03-28
death date 2001-06-02 (79)
divisionlight heavyweight
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach71½″   /   182cm
country USA
residenceCleveland, Ohio, USA
birth nameGiuseppe Antonio Berardinelli
won 82 (KO 21) + lost 29 (KO 1) + drawn 4 = 115
rounds boxed 1051 KO% 18.26

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1958-05-17Ulli Ritter10-1-0
Eisstadion, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyLPTS1010
1958-04-27Giacomo Bozzano16-0-0
Milan, Lombardia, ItalyLPTS1010
1958-04-12Heinz Neuhaus41-7-7
Killesberghalle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyLPTS1010
1957-06-18Bobo Olson71-9-0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALSD1010
referee: Ralph Gruman 56-54 | judge: Eddie Volk 52½-57½ | judge: Dick Wagner 54-56
1957-05-03Eddie Machen20-0-0
State Fairgrounds, Louisville, Kentucky, USALUD1010
1957-01-25Eddie Machen19-0-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Coachman 94-98 | judge: Fred Aaronson 93-97 | judge: Gus Jacobson 90-99
1956-09-29Edgardo Romero8-3-0
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1955-06-28Willie Pastrano29-4-4
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Francis Kercheval 4-5 | judge: Lucien Joubert 4-5 | judge: Eddie Wolfe 3-6
1955-04-13Bobo Olson68-6-0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USALUD1010
referee: Ray Flores 50½-59½ | judge: Jack Downey 50-60 | judge: Johnny Bassanelli 48-62
Maxim was knocked down in the 2nd and 9th rounds.
1954-11-24Paul Andrews28-3-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Sikora 98-96 | judge: John Bray 99-93 | judge: Jim McManus 96-95
1954-06-07Floyd Patterson13-0-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-3 | judge: Young Otto 7-1 | judge: Joe Eppy 5-3
1954-01-27Archie Moore142-19-8
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USALUD1515
referee: Cy Gottfried
World Light Heavyweight Title
Maxim was knocked down in the 8th and 11th rounds.
Scoring: 145-137, 148-135, 148-134

1953-06-24Archie Moore139-19-8
Ogden Stadium, Ogden, Utah, USALUD1515
referee: Ray Miller 6-7 | judge: Nat Fleischer 7-8 | judge: Ken Shulsen 5-8
World Light Heavyweight Title
1953-03-04Danny Nardico44-8-4
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Cy Gottfried 97-91 | judge: Norton Ganger 95-94 | judge: Marty Monroe 98-94
Maxim was knocked down in the 8th round.
1952-12-17Archie Moore132-19-8
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD1515
referee: Harry Kessler 74-76 | 58-82 | 63-87
World Light Heavyweight Title
1952-06-25Sugar Ray Robinson131-2-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWRTD1315
referee: Ruby Goldstein
World Light Heavyweight Title
Scoring at time of stoppage: 10-3, 9-3-1, and 7-3-3 (all for Robinson)
Referees: Ruby Goldstein & Ray Miller
Referee Goldstein was overcome by the 104 degree heat and had to be replaced by Ray Miller in Round 10. Robinson retired on his stool after Round 13, suffering from heat prostration.
Robinson retired from boxing in December 1952.

1952-03-06Ted Lowry66-63-10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWUD1010
1951-12-12Ezzard Charles70-6-1
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USALUD1212
referee: Jack Downey 64½-67½ | judge: Billy Burke 63½-68½ | judge: Frankie Brown 62-70
1951-08-22Bob Murphy60-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Ruby Goldstein 10-3 | judge: Harold Barnes 10-5 | judge: Charley Shortell 10-5
World Light Heavyweight Title
Murphy was a 5-12 favorite coming into the bout.

1951-05-30Ezzard Charles68-5-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1515
referee: Frank Gilmer 72-78 | judge: Tommy Thomas 65-85 | judge: Ed Hintz 65-85
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
1951-01-27Hubert Hood15-20-3
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO310
time: 0:40
1950-12-11Dave Whitlock29-7-1
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWKO410
time: 2:37
1950-11-22Big Boy Brown14-21-2
Wharton Fieldhouse, Moline, Illinois, USAWUD1010
1950-10-10Bill Petersen52-36-8
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USAWPTS1010
1950-09-25Jackie Swanson16-10-1
Radio Center Arena, Huntington, West Virginia, USAWKO310
time: 2:35
1950-05-12Bill Petersen51-35-8
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO610
time: 1:22
1950-04-19Joe Dawson3-4-0
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWKO210
time: 1:18
1950-01-24Freddie Mills77-17-6
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO1015x3
referee: Andrew Smyth
World Light Heavyweight Title
1949-12-09Bill Petersen50-31-8
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1949-11-30Pat McCafferty67-6-0
Wichita, Kansas, USAWTKO410
1949-10-25Joe Kahut45-10-6
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWTKO510
Kahut was not allowed out for the fifth round, due to a bad cut on his temple.
1949-05-23Gus Lesnevich60-12-5
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWUD1515
Vacant American Light Heavyweight Title (NBA)
A disappointing 6,931 crowd attended. Gross receipts were $56,151.50. AP scorecard: 8 for Maxin, 5 to Lesnevich, 2 even.

1949-02-28Ezzard Charles59-5-1
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALMD1515
Attendance: 14,062 (Largest ever Cincinnati crowd) Gate: $72,818. Scoring: 70-70, 73-69, 70-65
1948-12-07Jimmy Bivins67-13-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWSD1010
referee: Jackie Davis 4-6 | judge: Charley Bill 5-4 | judge: Herb Williams 5-4
Attendance: 11,164; Gate: $65,062 (for the Christmas Fund)
1948-11-12Bob Satterfield20-6-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
1948-10-19Joe Kahut41-7-5
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALSD1515
referee: Ralph Gruman 87-78 | judge: Al Lix 80½-84½ | judge: Packy McFarland 79-86
1948-09-28Bill Petersen47-26-7
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWUD1010
referee: Ralph Gruman | judge: Al Lix | judge: Packy McFarland
Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title
1948-06-29Bill Petersen45-25-7
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Dempsey
1948-06-22Joe Kahut40-6-5
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWUD1010
referee: Jim Maloney | judge: Ralph Gruman | judge: Packy McFarland
1948-06-07Pat Valentino42-10-3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Frankie Brown | judge: Toby Irwin | judge: Billy Burke
1948-05-27Roy Hawkins17-4-3
Ice Palace, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS1010
Maxim was down for a flash knockdown in the 1st round, but won every round thereafter.
1948-05-07Francisco de la Cruz16-12-4
Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1948-04-27Whitey Berlier5-6-1
Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1948-03-22Pat Valentino42-9-2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Gorman | judge: Frankie Brown | judge: Toby Irwin
1948-02-13Tony Bosnich32-4-2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWUD1010
1948-02-02Bob Sikes42-8-1
Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas, USAWUD1010
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 1948 Paper: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Page: 10
1948-01-09Olle Tandberg18-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 7-3 | judge: George LeCron 7-3 | judge: Charley Shortell 4-5
1947-12-08Billy Thompson27-3-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1947-11-12Bob Foxworth15-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
referee: Norm McGarrity 49-51 | judge: Jack Ripple 54-46 | judge: GW Christoph 51-49
1947-09-17John Thomas25-19-1
Central Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Sedley
1947-09-08Clarence Jones19-16-2
Stadium, Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWKO5
time: 2:47
1947-06-23Jersey Joe Walcott43-11-2
Gilmore Field, Los Angeles, California, USALSD1010
referee: Reggie Gilmore 52½-55½ | judge: Mushy Callahan 53-55 | judge: Benny Whitman 55-53
1947-05-12Charley Roth21-32-7
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO410
1947-01-28Marty Clark29-7-3
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO710
referee: Eddie Coachman
1947-01-06Jersey Joe Walcott41-11-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
referee: Charley Daggert 5-5 | judge: Harry Lasky 4-6 | judge: Leo Costella 3-6
1946-12-17Jack Marshall29-30-5
Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1946-12-12Dolph Quijano26-1-0
Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Lehman
1946-12-03Jimmy Webb55-16-4
Houston, Texas, USAWTKO610
1946-11-12Jimmy Richie6-0-0
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS1010
Maxim boxed beautifully but didn't seem to be in the best of condition. The fans and the officials were both divided as to the outcome.
1946-10-16Bearcat Jones4-38-1
Rollercade, Toledo, Ohio, USAWKO510
referee: Lou Mauder
1946-10-10Clarence Jones19-12-2
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Jones floored in the 2nd.
1946-08-28Jersey Joe Walcott41-9-2
Public Service Ball Park, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Paul Cavalier 5-3
1946-08-14Henry Cooper31-47-2
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Maxim used Cooper for a punching bag according to THE RING.
1946-08-02Phil Muscato36-12-0
Red Wing Stadium, Rochester, New York, USAWUD1010
1946-05-14Phil Muscato36-10-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWSD1212
referee: Eddie Seres 5-7 | judge: Leo Stachowiak 7-5 | judge: Eddie Schellerman 6-6
Schelleman had Maxim up 7-6 in pts. Buffalo Courier Express
1946-05-07Charley Eagle29-23-6
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Lou Scozza 5-5 | judge: Fred Hegnauer 5-5 | judge: John Sturges 5-5
Scozza Scored it 6-5 Maxim in points, Hegnauer had for Eagle 6-5 and Sturges 5-5 in points.
1946-04-09Phil Muscato34-10-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Lou Scozza 4-6 | judge: Tommy Fisher 4-6 | judge: Willie DeJames 5-5
DeJames sored it 6-5 in pts. for Muscato. Buffalo Courier Express
1946-04-01Buddy Walker70-22-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1946-03-27Ralph DeJohn50-13-3
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO110
referee: Eddie Seres
"DeJohn suffered a broken arm." (Associated Press)
1946-03-11John Thomas21-13-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1946-03-04Panther Williams7-2-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1945-11-26Cleo Everett5-15-2
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1945-04-16Clarence Brown19-14-5
Arcadia Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
From Detroit newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1945-02-02Johnny Flanagan6-0-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1944-12-19Johnny Flynn24-20-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALSD1010
referee: Joe Sedley
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