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Hogan Kid Bassey
Global ID22405
sexmale
birthdate 1932-06-03
death date 1998-01-26 (65)
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 3″   /   160cm
reach66½″   /   169cm
country Nigeria
residenceCalabar, Nigeria
birth placeCalabar, Nigeria
birth nameOkon Bassey Asuquo
won 59 (KO 21) + lost 13 (KO 4) + drawn 2 = 74
rounds boxed 575 KO% 28.38
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1959-08-19Davey Moore36-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALRTD1115
referee: Frankie Van 93-96 | judge: Charley Randolph 91-98 | judge: Joey Olmos 94-98
World Featherweight title
Bassey was unable to answer the bell for the 11th round.

1959-03-18Davey Moore35-5-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALRTD1315
referee: Tommy Hart 119-126 | judge: Mushy Callahan 119-126 | judge: George Latka 121-125
World Featherweight Title
Bassey's manager George Biddles stopped the bout after the 13th round.

1958-12-13Ernesto Parra20-11-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Wilson 98-89 | judge: Joey Olmos 98-93 | judge: John Thomas 98-91
Bassey was knocked down in the 5th round.
1958-10-31Carmelo Costa34-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Berl
Costa was knocked down twice in the 3rd.
1958-09-20Willie Pep220-8-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO910
77-79 | 77-75 | 75-77
Pep was down twice in the 9th.
1958-06-24Jules Touan22-5-3
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO710x3
Touan was knocked down once in the 4th and 6th round, and five times in the 7th round.
1958-04-01Ricardo Moreno29-3-1
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO315
time: 2:58 | referee: Tommy Hart 20-17 | judge: Jimmy Wilson 20-17 | judge: Frankie Van 20-17
World Featherweight Title
1958-01-23Pierre Cossemyns39-11-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Bout was fought at 128 pounds, though no official weights were announced.
1957-10-07Victor Pepeder23-3-3
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1957-06-24Cherif Hamia30-1-2
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO1015
referee: Rene Schemann
Vacant World Featherweight Title
Bassey was knocked down in the 2nd

1957-04-26Miguel Berrios35-9-1
Capitol Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1212
118-108 | 117-108 | 117-108
Eliminator for World Featherweight Title
Bassey was knocked down in the 10th.

1957-04-01Percy Lewis9-2-0
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Lewis was knocked down in the 1st, 4th, and 8th rounds. Bassey was knocked down in the 10th round.
1956-11-26Joao dos Santos12-3-1
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1956-10-20Jean Sneyers62-10-5
Liege, Liege, BelgiumLTKO410
1956-09-06Alby Tissong47-17-5
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1956-05-03Aldo Pravisani44-7-3
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1956-03-22Louis Cabo20-18-3
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO410x3
time: 1:00
1956-02-07Jean Sneyers60-8-5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWTKO410x3
badly cut nose
1955-11-19Billy Spider Kelly48-6-1
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWKO815x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Bassey knocks Kelly out with right hand
1955-10-08Joe Quinn30-5-1
Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWKO110x3
1955-08-25Juan Oscar Alvarez20-8-8
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1955-06-03Andre Pierson14-1-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1955-03-22Marcel Ranvial30-2-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO510x3
1955-01-31Percy Lewis4-0-0
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-11-29Aime Devisch8-6-1
Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1954-10-27Harry Ramsden19-1-3
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-09-03Luis Romero144-17-4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Romero announced retirement after this fight, but came back in 1956
1954-08-12Jo Woussem19-7-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1954-07-02Jacques Legendre34-16-4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1954-06-03Enrico Macale19-6-6
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1954-04-29Jean Sneyers52-5-3
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1954-03-04Johnny Butterworth28-5-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1953-12-08Billy Spider Kelly39-4-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1953-10-06Sammy McCarthy27-0-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1953-09-07Juan Oscar Alvarez16-2-5
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1953-08-27Tommy Higgins18-28-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1953-07-09Denny Dawson53-29-6
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO48x3
1953-03-24Emile Chemama25-6-3
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLTKO58x3
1953-02-27Luis Romero139-15-4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWTKO810x3
1953-01-30Johnny Haywood14-14-2
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomLDQ38x3
Bassey disqualified for throwing Haywood down
1953-01-20Ken Lawrence15-2-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD58x3
1953-01-08Jackie Briers24-8-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1952-12-15Bobby Boland46-16-3
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWTKO58x3
1952-12-08Pierre Cossemyns14-0-0
Town Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1952-11-14Tommy Proffitt34-9-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWRTD78x3
Boxing News November 19, 1952 P 13 & 14
1952-10-27Tommy Proffitt34-8-1
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
Boxing News November 5, 1952 P 12
1952-10-09Eddie Carson58-18-4
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
referee: Bill Dowling
1952-09-22Eddie McCormick10-19-4
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1952-09-11Stan Skinkiss20-6-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO78x3
1952-08-28Tommy Higgins16-22-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1952-08-07Jimmy Cardew28-19-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1952-07-28Johnny Barclay10-2-1
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United KingdomWKO68x3
1952-06-23Ivor Davies9-10-3
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United KingdomWKO28x3
1952-05-15Frankie Williams30-10-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1952-04-26John Kelly5-0-0
Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1952-04-17Bobby Boland45-12-3
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO58x3
1952-04-01Glyn Evans28-6-3
Victoria Hall, Hanley, Staffordshire, United KingdomDPTS88x3
1952-03-24Len Shaw20-25-5
Public Hall, Preston, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1952-03-05Tommy Higgins13-18-1
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1952-02-19Peter Fay41-18-11
Olympia Skating Rink, Hanley, Staffordshire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1952-01-31Ray Hillyard8-1-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO48x3
1951-09-28Young Spider Neequaye
Lagos, NigeriaWPTS1212
West African Bantamweight Title
1951-08-29Steve Jeffra0-1-0
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, NigeriaWPTS1212
Nigerian bantamweight title
1951-05-30Adjetey Sowah
Lagos, NigeriaWPTS1010
1951-05-16Jack Salami
Lagos, NigeriaWPTS88
1951-05-04Kid Chukudi
Lagos, NigeriaWTKO38
1951-01-29Dick Turpin2-2-0
Lagos, NigeriaWPTS66
1950-11-10Joe Bennett
Lagos, NigeriaWTKO1012
Nigerian bantamweight title
1950-10-06Eddie Phillips4-1-0
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, NigeriaWPTS66
1950-09-09Bola Lawal
Lagos, NigeriaLPTS?
Uncertain of Date and # of Rounds
1950-07-07Steve Jeffra
Lagos, NigeriaWPTS?
Uncertain of Date and # of Rounds
1950-05-31Ogli Tettey
Lagos, NigeriaDPTS1212
West African Flyweight Title
1949-06-06Dick Turpin0-1-0
Lagos, NigeriaLDQ512
Nigerian flyweight title
Date uncertain
1949-01-01Dick Turpin
Lagos, NigeriaWPTS1212
Nigerian flyweight title
Date uncertain

 
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