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Joe Bygraves
Global ID16330
sexmale
birthdate 1931-05-26
death date 2012-01-06 (80)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
country Jamaica
residenceLiverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
birth placeKingston, Jamaica
won 42 (KO 22) + lost 28 (KO 7) + drawn 2 = 72
rounds boxed 484 KO% 30.56
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1967-03-20Eduardo Corletti17-2-5
Hilton Hotel (Anglo American SC), Mayfair, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Harry Gibbs 48½-49¾
1965-12-07George Chuvalo33-10-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Harry Gibbs
1965-03-06Gerhard Zech29-3-1
Neue Sporthalle, Hannover, Niedersachsen, GermanyLPTS1010
1965-02-13Albert Westphal36-11-5
Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, GermanyWKO110
time: 1:00
1964-01-28Billy Walker10-2-1
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ610x3
referee: Harry Gibbs
Referee Gibbs disqualified Bygraves for a low blow
1963-11-08Gerhard Zech25-1-1
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, GermanyLTKO910
1963-09-13Santo Amonti45-4-3
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyLPTS1010
1963-08-22Ray Shiel15-10-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLDQ510x3
referee: Harry Humphreys
Joe Bygraves disqualified for butting
1963-06-07Franco De Piccoli25-1-0
Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma, Lazio, ItalyWKO510
1963-04-21Bill Nielsen18-2-1
Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm, SwedenLTKO68
referee: Bertil Knutsson
1963-04-08Wim Snoek43-20-5
Rotterdam, NetherlandsDPTS1010
1962-11-30Karl Mildenberger33-2-0
Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, GermanyLPTS310
1962-09-22Wayne Bethea24-17-2
National Stadium, Kingston, JamaicaLUD1010
referee: Kid Silver 91-92 | judge: Douglas Manley 95-98 | judge: Gilbert Aarons 95-97
1962-02-09Ingemar Johansson22-2-0
Maesshallen Sports Hall, Gothenburg, SwedenLTKO712
time: 2:08 | referee: Andrew Smyth
1961-12-04Alex Barrow9-8-0
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWKO28x3
1961-11-03Gerhard Zech16-0-0
Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, GermanyWTKO48
In the fourth round Bygraves caught the taller Zech unawares with a terrific left hook to the chin which floored Zech. Up at "9", but still dizzy, Zech was an easy target for the Jamaican, who slung another left hook to fell the German again, whereupon his corner skied the towel.
1960-06-27Franco Cavicchi62-9-3
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyLPTS1010
1960-05-18Joe Hemphill16-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
1959-08-25Roy Harris26-1-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USALUD1010
referee: Ernie Taylor
1959-04-19Giacomo Bozzano23-0-0
Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyLPTS1010
1959-03-02Feleti Fred Kaho5-2-0
Farrer Street Stadium, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, United KingdomWTKO710x3
referee: Tommy Watson
1958-11-24Zora Folley41-3-2
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomLTKO910x3
time: 2:59 | referee: Frank Wilson
1958-04-21Willie Pastrano44-5-5
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1958-02-10Joey Armstrong8-1-0
Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWTKO38x3
1957-11-25Joe Erskine31-1-1
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1957-09-18Kitione Lave31-8-2
Pontypridd, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1957-06-15Heinz Neuhaus39-6-6
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyLDQ610
referee: Barend Bergstroem
1957-05-27Dick Richardson21-4-1
Maindy Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1957-02-19Henry Cooper14-3-0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO915x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1956-11-16Johnny Williams60-10-4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWTKO610x3
1956-09-24Wayne Bethea11-4-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALTKO510
referee: Mark Conn
Bygraves was knocked down in the 5th round. In his corner during the rest period between the 5th and 6th rounds, he informed the ring doctor he did not wish to continue.
1956-06-26Kitione Lave29-6-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1956-05-07Marcel Limage34-9-1
Maindy Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWRTD810x3
1956-04-24Jack Gardner28-5-0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO210x3
1956-02-24Ingemar Johansson12-0-0
Masshallen, Gothenburg, SwedenLPTS88
referee: Ake Jacobsson
1956-01-23Uber Bacilieri18-10-6
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWPTS1010
1955-12-17Aldo Pellegrini19-5-0
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyWKO110
1955-10-31Franco Cavicchi38-2-2
Palazzo Dello Sport, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, ItalyLDQ810
1955-09-19Kitione Lave25-4-2
Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1955-09-04Hugo Salfeld15-6-10
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWTKO58
1955-06-06Peter Bates17-3-1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1955-05-05Eddie Hearn12-3-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO410x3
1955-04-18Henry Cooper8-0-0
Manor Place Baths, Walworth, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1954-11-04Polly Smith14-12-3
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1954-10-25Fred Powell30-10-0
Market Hall, Carmarthen, Wales, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-10-12Polly Smith14-11-3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-10-02Paddy Slavin20-21-1
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-08-19Clair Redmond3-5-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO38x3
1954-07-02Peter Bates6-1-0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-04-30Frank Bell17-10-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-04-15Paddy Slavin20-19-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-03-30Terry O'Connor6-22-2
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO38x3
1954-03-18Joe Crickmar7-4-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-03-12Terry McDonald23-4-0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWKO18x3
1954-02-23Albert Finch63-15-5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1954-02-11Paddy Slavin20-18-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1953-12-18Simon Templar15-16-3
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
Boxing News 30 December 1953 p11
1953-11-10Fred Powell28-8-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO78x3
1953-10-29Cliff Purnell10-3-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO26x3
1953-10-20Peter Toch5-0-0
Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham, London, United KingdomWTKO36x3
1953-10-08George Stern18-7-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ38x3
1953-09-17Cliff Purnell9-3-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS66x3
1953-09-03Hugh Ferns10-3-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1953-08-13Alex Roman2-6-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO16x3
1953-07-16Joe Crickmar5-3-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLTKO56x3
1953-06-09Joe Crickmar4-2-0
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomLKO26x3
Novice Heavyweight Competition
1953-05-14Peter McMann7-16-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO16x3
1953-04-23Wally Curtis12-13-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1953-04-09Ken Wyatt16-6-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1953-03-26Les Johnson4-15-4
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1953-03-12Hugh Ferns8-1-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1953-02-12Don Maxwell1-1-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO16x3
Joe Bygraves pro debut

 
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