Yvon Durelle
Global ID12488
birthdate 1929-10-14
death date 2007-01-06 (77)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 9½″   /   177cm
reach70″   /   178cm
aliasThe Fighting Fisherman
country Canada
residenceBaie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada
birth placeBaie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada
won 88 (KO 49) + lost 24 (KO 9) + drawn 2 = 115
rounds boxed 823 KO% 42.61

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1964-12-06Jean-Claude Roy
Montmagny, Quebec, CanadaLPTS88
1963-03-24Phonse LaSaga15-4-0
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CanadaWTKO110
1963-02-25Cecil Gray9-4-1
Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO710
time: 2:53
1960-09-15Paul Wright25-6-0
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaLPTS1010
1960-06-22John Armstrong
Woodstock, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO410
1960-06-15Ray Batey6-4-4
Chatham, New Brunswick, CanadaWDQ910
1960-05-26Emile Dupre
Brewer, Maine, USAWTKO310
1959-11-17George Chuvalo16-3-1
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLKO1212
time: 1:01
Canada heavyweight title
Durelle was down once in the 1st and 9th, twice in the 10th, and again for the count in the 12th.
1959-10-23Young Beau Jack18-6-0
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO910
The bout was stopped after Durelle, cut over the left eye and bleeding from the nose, put Jack down for the third time in the round. (San Francisco Chronicle).
1959-09-28Charlie Jones5-6-0
Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Ross McNaughton | judge: Camile Angers 47-45 | judge: Claude Faugy 48-44 | judge: Joe Lippe 47-46
1959-09-15Al Anderson6-16-1
Chatham, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO410
time: 2:45
1959-08-12Archie Moore175-21-9
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLKO315
time: 2:52 | referee: Jack Sharkey | judge: Leon Germain 8-10 | judge: Johnny Gow 8-10 | judge: Rene Ouimet 9-9
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
World Light Heavyweight Title
Durelle was knocked down four times in the 3rd.

1959-05-12Teddy Burns
General Carter State Armory , Caribou, Maine, USAWTKO310
time: 2:16
1958-12-10Archie Moore173-21-9
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLKO1115
time: 0:49 | referee: Jack Sharkey | judge: Rene Ouimet 45-46 | judge: Harry Shulman 42-44 | judge: Leon Germain 42-44
World Light Heavyweight Title
Moore down three times in first, once in fifth. Gets up puts Durelle down four times for win.

1958-10-02Louis Jones0-4-0
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO2
time: 2:45
1958-08-28Freddie Mack11-9-0
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWPTS1010
1958-07-16Mike Holt31-6-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWRTD815
referee: Maxie Berger | judge: Bobby Leitham 36-37 | judge: Johnny Gow 34-36 | judge: Rene Ouimet 32-37
Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
Holt did not come out for the 9th round. Durelle down for no count in round 8, Holt down for a count of 7 in round 3.
1958-05-21Germinal Ballarin45-8-6
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Leo Fisher | judge: Leon Germain 50-41 | judge: Rene Ouimet 48-43 | judge: Harry Shulman 48-43
1958-03-14Tony Anthony31-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO710
time: 0:31 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
1958-01-31Clarence Hinnant40-11-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
time: 1:46 | referee: Harry Kessler | judge: Joe Agnello 4-2 | judge: Harold Barnes 3-3 | judge: Harry Kessler 4-2
Durelle led on Barnes card, via supplemental scoring.
1957-12-11Jerry Luedee23-6-1
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Mel Manning 96-95 | judge: Bob Diaz 98-92 | judge: John Branch 97-95
1957-11-22Mario Nini1-7-0
Edmunston, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO410
1957-11-07Floyd McCoy5-2-0
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO210
time: 0:40
1957-09-25Willi Besmanoff37-8-7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
referee: Tom Briscoe 47-44 | judge: Jack Aspery 56-45 | judge: Ed Wagonlander 38-37
1957-08-29Tim Jones15-8-4
Stadium, Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO810
time: 2:15
1957-08-15Guenter Balzer15-17-10
Chatham, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO810
time: 0:53
1957-06-14Tony Anthony31-4-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS1010
referee: Lou Handler 41-1 | judge: Barney Plotnik 39-43 | judge: Malcolm Rouse 40-39
Durelle knocked down in 6th
1957-05-30Gordon Wallace32-14-1
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO212
time: 2:17 | referee: Eddie Lansdale
Canada light heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
1957-05-16Leo Johnson13-10-2
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO510
time: 2:05
1957-04-22Angelo DeFendis18-2-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Harry Ebbets 5-4 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-6 | judge: Al Singer 5-5
Durelle was down in the 1st, DeFendis was down in the 4th. Castellano scored the bout 4-4-2 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1957-03-25Clarence Floyd7-3-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 1:14 | referee: Johnny LoBianco
Floyd substituted on 1 day's notice for Angelo DeFendis
1957-02-19Clarence Hinnant38-10-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALTKO710
referee: Bill Regan | judge: Fred Aaronson | judge: Gus Jacobson
Durelle was stopped on cuts.
1956-10-27Bobby King21-6-0
Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO110
time: 2:50
1956-10-04Chubby Wright32-41-5
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWSD1010
1956-09-20Gary Garafola15-7-2
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO110
time: 2:10
1956-09-06Wilfred Picot14-2-1
Lord Beaverbrook Rink, Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO410
Picot unable to continue due to broken hand.
1956-08-16Alvin Williams49-14-6
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWUD1010
1956-07-19Wilfred Picot14-1-1
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO410
time: 2:59
1956-06-19Arthur Howard27-7-2
Clapton Greyhound Track, Clapton, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1956-05-19Jerome Richardson14-11-1
King's Stadium, Hamilton, BermudaWPTS1010
1955-11-28Artie Towne84-12-1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomLDQ710x3
referee: Eugene Henderson
Durelle was disqualified in the seventh round of a scheduled 10-round fight by referee Eugene Henderson on charges of using a rabbit punch
1955-10-18Yolande Pompey29-2-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLTKO710x3
Durelle down twice in 7th before the KO.
1955-09-03Jimmy Slade29-15-5
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaLTKO810
1955-07-28Billy Fifield34-12-2
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO112
time: 1:10
Canada light heavyweight title
1955-06-23Floyd Patterson21-1-0
Newcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaLRTD510
Durelle did not answer the bell for round six.
1955-06-16Jimmy Garcia8-13-2
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO810
time: 2:31
1955-05-24Ron Barton16-0-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ310x3
1954-12-10Art Henri16-29-2
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, GermanyLPTS1212
1954-11-12Gerhard Hecht46-5-6
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, GermanyLUD1010
1954-09-27Gordon Wallace26-11-1
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaWUD1212
Canada light heavyweight title
1954-08-25Bob Isler27-26-5
Newcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaWPTS1010
1954-07-26Paul Andrews25-3-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALKO510
time: 1:06
1954-07-07Doug Harper28-6-3
Newcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaWUD1212
Canada light heavyweight title
1954-06-23Jerome Richardson11-8-1
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWSD1010
1954-06-09Sampson Powell32-7-1
Newcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaWUD1010
1954-06-04Charley Chase4-2-1
Stadium, Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWSD1010
1954-05-24Billy Fifield34-11-2
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaWKO1010
time: 1:28
1954-05-05Waddell Hanna25-5-1
Chatham, New Brunswick, CanadaLPTS1010
1954-02-15Floyd Patterson9-0-0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALUD88
referee: Abe Simon 2-5 | judge: Joe Eppy 3-5 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 3-5
Simon took the 8th round away from Patterson, due to a rabbit punch.
1954-01-27Doug Harper26-6-2
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDPTS1212
judge: Tom Kenny 6-4 | judge: Bob Robinett 4-5 | judge: Bob Selkirk 4-4
Canada light heavyweight title
Durelle was knocked down three times in the 2nd round.
1953-11-17Doug Harper25-6-2
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaLSD1212
3-5 | 3-5 | 4-3
Canada light heavyweight title
1953-10-15Gordon Wallace23-6-1
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWUD1212
Canada light heavyweight title
1953-09-30Al Winn29-18-1
Newcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaWUD1010
1953-09-24Melvin Wade30-10-6
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO910
time: 1:08
1953-09-07Gordon Wallace23-5-1
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaWUD1212
vacant Canada light heavyweight title
1953-08-26Wilfredo Miro50-12-4
Sinclair Arena, Newcastle, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO210
time: 2:15
1953-08-20Curtis Wade15-8-1
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO810
1953-08-02Archie Hannigan11-3-1
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaWKO510
time: 1:37
Claim Maritime light-heavyweight title
1953-07-20Joey Greco14-17-3
Chatham, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO410
1953-06-25Curtis Wade15-7-1
Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWSD1010
1953-06-19Harry Poulton21-10-2
Memorial Rink, Stellarton, Nova Scotia, CanadaWSD1212
Canada middleweight title
1953-05-20Tony Amato19-14-2
Chatham, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO610
time: 0:44
1953-05-04George Ross42-4-1
Glace Bay Forum, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaWTKO1212
time: 1:10
vacant Canada middleweight title
1952-10-09Jimmy Nolan33-5-1
Stampede Corral, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWUD1010
judge: Charlie Phillips 7-2 | judge: Tom Kenny 8-2 | judge: Art Pollitt 9-0
1952-09-24Hurley Sanders28-20-4
Chatham, New Brunswick, CanadaWUD1010
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