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Sonny Boy West
Global ID24087
sexmale
birthdate 1929-05-13
death date 1950-12-21 (21)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
aliasAl West
country USA
residenceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
birth nameAlfred West
won 48 (KO 16) + lost 8 (KO 2) + drawn 1 = 57
rounds boxed 424 KO% 28.07
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1950-12-20Percy Bassett46-2-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALKO710
West complained of double vision between the 6th and 7th rounds. After he was hurt to the body by Bassett, he was floored by a right hand. As he fell, he landed hard on his head. West died of injuries suffered in this bout on December 21st. The official cause of death was given as a "inter-cerebral hemorrhage resulting from a cerebral concussion."
1950-12-04Billy Justine12-11-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1010
1950-11-20Eddie Giosa65-23-8
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1950-10-09Charley Salas84-27-10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1950-09-06Joe Miceli28-7-2
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALSD1010
referee: Julius Fidler 5-7 | judge: Bill Lachenmaier 6-7 | judge: Julius Goldman
1950-08-08Sammy Angott94-28-8
Motor City Speedway, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1950-06-01Harold Jones44-16-3
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Ted Jamieson | judge: Julius Goldman | judge: Les Decamera
1950-05-22Mario Pacheco37-10-7
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO110
1950-05-09Bob Sandberg34-2-1
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO58
time: 0:35 | referee: Dauber Jaeger | judge: Julius Goldman | judge: Harry Zaidens
1950-04-10George Dunn36-6-3
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
referee: George Fitch
1950-03-27Ralph Zannelli89-40-7
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1950-03-20Sammy Angott92-26-8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1950-02-17Ike Williams107-12-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO810
time: 0:43 | referee: Petey Scalzo
West was a substitute for Bernard Docusen. West made a respectable showing for six rounds, but "Ike settled down to serious business in the seventh, (and) weakened Sonny Boy with a vicious body pounding, then switched to the jaw and spilled him for five. West was still wobbly when he came out for the eighth, and Williams finished him with another right in 43 seconds." (From The Ring, May 1950, page 43.)
1950-01-30Leroy Willis33-16-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO710
1950-01-02Sammy Angott90-26-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
West was knocked down once. Angott was the aggressor, looked great, and probably deserved to win.
1949-11-25Ernesto Aguilar36-13-9
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
1949-11-04Alfredo Esteban Prada35-3-5
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1010
1949-10-17Willie Beltram57-21-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
time: 1:00
West floored Beltram with a left to the jaw at the end of round one. In the second round, "Beltram appeared defenseless as West landed with both hands to the to put Willie in dreamland in 45 seconds of the second (round)." (The Ring, January 1950, page 31)
1949-09-26Teddy Davis29-32-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1949-07-25Johnny Williams20-29-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO310
1949-06-27Jesse Underwood40-19-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
1949-04-18Talmadge Bussey31-15-2
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1010
From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1949-04-04Doug Ratford32-22-6
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
from Washington newspapers (Jack KIncaid).
1949-02-07Johnny Williams20-28-6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWMD1010
"..A fight which had the fans standing from the first round..Many times during the fifth and sixth rounds West appeared as though he was on the way out.." But he came on strong in the late rounds after opening up a deep gash in Williams's lower lip. (From The Ring. May 1949, page 53.
1949-01-17Eduardo Carrasco16-30-8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1948-12-08Stonewall Jackson22-3-0
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1212
1948-11-17Stonewall Jackson22-2-0
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO812
1948-11-01Jimmy Carter36-6-6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1948-09-30Maxie Shapiro87-29-7
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO610
referee: Marty Gallagher
1948-09-06Jimmy McAllister57-28-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1948-08-23Herbie (Biff) Jones37-9-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO410
time: 1:14
1948-08-16Al Pennino39-22-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO110
1948-07-12Stonewall Jackson20-2-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALSD1010
1948-06-07Jimmy McAllister56-27-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALMD1010
1948-05-03Jimmy McAllister55-26-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWMD1010
1948-03-15Charley Cabey Lewis54-29-3
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1948-02-16Maxie Starr14-24-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1948-02-02Johnny Forte54-15-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1948-01-05Herbie (Biff) Jones31-7-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1947-12-08Danny Webb32-10-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1010
1947-11-21Joey Longo32-35-6
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO710
1947-10-31Vic Young14-19-2
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
1947-10-10Leslie Harris10-9-5
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD88
1947-09-22John Eddington3-1-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS66
(Washington Post)
1947-08-25Harry LaSane23-2-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS66
1947-08-11Harry LaSane22-2-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS66
(Washington Post)
1947-07-14Jessie Ocombe
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS66
1947-06-03Mickey Garcia4-3-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS66
1947-05-16Joey Longo31-30-5
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1947-04-14Billy Reed16-16-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO16
1947-03-31Billy Reed16-15-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
1947-03-14Johnny Fulton1-2-0
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO16
From Baltimore newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1947-02-28Paul Watson10-4-2
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS44
1947-02-07Chris Brown0-1-0
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO44
West knocked out Brown in round four according to Baltimore newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1947-01-10Jimmy Brown4-0-1
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS44
1946-12-27Chico Roderick2-0-0
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO24
From Baltimore newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1946-11-29George Junior8-3-0
Fayette Street Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO24

 
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