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Corn Griffin
Global ID21023
sexmale
birthdate 1911-07-24
death date 1973-01-09 (61)
divisionheavyweight
country USA
residenceFort Benning, Georgia, USA
birth placeBlountstown, Florida, USA
birth nameJohn Charles Griffin
won 45 (KO 26) + lost 22 (KO 11) + drawn 4 = 72
rounds boxed 463 KO% 36.11
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1936-07-04Barney Brock7-1-0
Bay High Gymnasium, Panama City, Florida, USALUD1010
1936-02-07Red Burman32-12-0
Palace Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO110
Griffin suspended by MD Commission for his performance; Griffin claims he entered the bout sick. Result from Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1935-08-07Tony Cancela57-24-10
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO18
Cancela's win was even easier than Louis's on the same card, since he put Griffin down for the count with the first punch of the fight.
1935-07-04Joe Knight85-14-9
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USALRTD410
The bout was halted after round 4 because of a bad cut over Griffin's left eye.
1935-04-12Buddy Baer17-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO24
Griffin was floored seven times, the last time for the full count.
1935-03-19Paul Marques14-8-0
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USALPTS1010
1935-01-22Bob Godwin80-13-11
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USALPTS1010
1934-12-11Tony Cancela50-22-10
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO810
The fight was stopped on advice of the doctor when Griffin sustained a bad cut over his right eye.
1934-11-05Adolph Wiater16-2-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-10-26Tony Cancela48-22-10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
1934-10-05Yale Okun58-24-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS66
1934-08-03Yale Okun57-24-6
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALRTD210
referee: Ed Smith
The bout was halted after round 2 because of a bad cut over Griffin's left eye.
1934-06-14Jim Braddock41-23-4
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALTKO35
time: 2:37 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Both fighters down in second round
1934-04-17Gordon Fortenberry28-8-5
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1934-02-13Gordon Fortenberry28-7-4
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
1934-01-26George Manley87-18-9
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1934-01-16Jim Maloney51-17-2
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO510
1933-10-25Bob Godwin73-9-8
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USALTKO510
The bout was halted after Griffin had been floored for the 3rd time in round 5.
1933-09-04Buck Everett28-13-1
Pack Square Garden, Asheville, North Carolina, USALTKO610
1933-08-29Natie Brown18-15-4
Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1933-08-07Battling Bozo24-12-11
Asheville, North Carolina, USAWPTS1010
Associated Press
1933-07-31Johnny Roberts44-24-5
Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWTKO610
1933-07-24Buck Everett28-11-1
Asheville, North Carolina, USAWTKO310
1933-07-11Charlie Belanger74-29-16
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1933-06-08Charlie Belanger73-29-15
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USADPTS1010
1933-05-25Charley Horn20-11-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
Associated Press
1933-05-09Battling Bozo24-11-10
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1933-03-07Ted Sandwina49-29-6
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO110
1933-02-28Benny Odell5-3-0
Legion Armory, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USAWKO510
1933-02-07Eddie Mader23-10-4
Legion Armory, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USAWKO310
Griffin entered this bout having reportedly engaged in 58 fights over the past few years, 26 of which he had won by knockout.
1933-01-17Frankie Edgren6-3-2
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
The pair was scheduled to face each other again in a 10-rounder at Fort Benning's Doughboy Stadium on May 8 1935.
1933-01-03Tom Hambrick3-2-2
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWTKO510
1932-11-29Jerry Pavelec4-10-0
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWKO810
Griffin took a 9-count in round 2.
1932-11-22Pietro Corri13-55-5
Legion Armory, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USAWPTS1010
Main event of the American's Legion first card of the season.
1932-10-25Battling Bozo24-9-8
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USADPTS1010
1932-09-27Jimmy Sullivan25-18-3
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWTKO810
1932-09-13Frankie Edgren3-2-1
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1932-07-26Jake Denning27-10-2
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO110
1932-02-09Tony Cancela31-9-4
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1932-01-26Muggs Kerr6-7-1
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1931-12-22Muggs Kerr5-6-1
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USALRTD510
Having sustained severe cuts over his right eye and a badly cut lip, Griffin was not allowed to enter round 6. After rising from two knockdowns in round 1, Griffin had proceeded to give Kerr a beating.
1931-11-24Jake Denning19-6-1
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1931-11-10Cracker Jack Webb17-12-2
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO410
1931-10-01Gordon Fortenberry18-3-2
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USALPTS1010
1931-09-25Jack Marion3-1-0
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USAWKO310
1931-09-08Tony Marullo43-36-3
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1931-08-11Len Herring11-8-1
Pensacola, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1931-07-07Joe Knight26-9-5
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USALPTS1010
Griffin had been scheduled to fight Al Massey at Charlotte N.C. the previous June 16.
1931-04-29Cyclone Smith13-2-2
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USALPTS1010
1931-03-30Bob Tow4-4-0
Birmingham, Alabama, USANCND88
1931-01-27Mike Firpo25-25-4
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWTKO810
1930-11-10Jess Akers13-3-2
Columbus, Mississippi, USALPTS1010
(Biloxi Daily Herald)
1930-10-28Bob Tow2-3-0
Post Gymnasium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1930-09-26Charles (Ranger) Pond6-10-0
Atlanta Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWRTD410
Pond failed to come out for round 5.
1930-08-26Al Fortenberry
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO28
Date: Monday, August 25, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 5
1930-07-04Joe King10-5-0
Quincy, Florida, USAWKO78
Date: Saturday, July 5, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 3
1930-06-10Bob Tow1-1-0
Fort Benning, Georgia, USALKO38
Date: Sunday, June 8, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 4
1930-06-01Leslie Beard0-1-0
Panama City, Florida, USAWKO3
Date approximately. Reported in 1930-10-24 Infantry School News.
1930-05-13Joe Knight15-4-3
Fort Benning, Georgia, USADPTS88
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 6
1930-04-22Ralph Taylor1-4-4
Fort Benning Arena, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO78
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 3
1930-03-25Lew Carpenter14-8-0
Fort Benning Arena, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS88
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 3
1930-02-18Glenn Chancey5-4-4
Fort Benning Arena, Fort Benning, Georgia, USALPTS88
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 4
1930-02-04Autyro Staines
Fort Benning Arena, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO18
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 5
1930-01-14Shootie Copeland
Fort Benning Arena, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWRTD16
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 1930 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 5
1929-10-08Grumpy Gordy7-3-5
Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO16
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 1929 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 5
1929-09-24Layon McDuff
Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO3
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 1929 Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, GA) Page: 3
1929-09-10Bobcat Morris
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO36
1929-08-27Gunboat Farley3-6-0
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWTKO24
The bout was halted because of a bad cut over Farley's right eye.
1929-08-13Kenneth Osteen
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWKO44
1929-07-23Pep Causey1-0-1
Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS44
1929-05-21Ox Marquette
Fort Benning Arena, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWTKO34
1929-05-07Grumpy Gordy5-1-3
Fort Benning Arena, Fort Benning, Georgia, USAWPTS44

 
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