Seal Harris
Global ID26753
birthdate 1907-01-09
death date 1955-08-06 (48)
height6′ 3½″   /   192cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeUnion Springs, Alabama, USA
birth nameCecil Harris
won 23 (KO 10) + lost 18 (KO 9) + drawn 5 = 47
rounds boxed 292
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost 3 : drawn
rounds boxed 44
Total Bouts 52 KO% 19.23

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1935-01-13Primo Carnera78-7-0
Estádio da Floresta, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilLKO710
1934-12-19Eduardo Primo4-1-0
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLKO910
1934-12-01Justo Prieto0-3-0
Club Atletico Independiente, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWPTS88
1934-08-09Tom DeStefano12-13-3
Asbury Park, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1934-02-15Frankie Simms32-31-4
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1934-02-01Frankie Simms32-31-3
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USADPTS1010
1933-10-10Willie Davies8-5-2
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS33
Record indicates Harris fought Davis and North on the same day.
A third opponent, Johnny Morris, did not show up.

1933-10-10Albert North
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO13
1933-05-22Chester Matan16-17-1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1932-12-06Tiger Jack Fox31-5-5
Shrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, USALPTS1010
Harris broke his arm landing a left hook. Harris was knocked down in the 8th and 9th rounds.
Fox had been inactive since losing to Maxie Rosenbloom. He had injured a finger on his right hand in his fight with K.O. Christner, then aggravated the injury in his loss to Rosenbloom.

1932-12-01Jack Roper39-26-6
Davenport, Iowa, USALPTS1010
1932-10-14Jack O'Dowd15-4-2
Armory, South Bend, Indiana, USAWTKO710
referee: Fred Bonahoon
O'Dowd suffered a badly cut lip
1932-08-12Arthur De Kuh43-12-1
Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1932-06-29Kenneth Lee27-14-5
Chestnut St. Arena, Reno, Nevada, USAWPTS1010
1932-05-11Jack Beasley42-25-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS66
1932-04-20Pete Wistort15-9-2
Reported as 6th consecutive win for Harris, who outweighed Wistort by 35 pounds
1932-04-05Johnny Marr
10th Street Arena, Modesto, California, USAWKO24
1932-04-01Chet Shandel31-10-4
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS66
1932-03-15Kenneth Lee27-11-4
10th Street Arena, Modesto, California, USAWTKO910
referee: Fred Bottaro
1932-02-17Kenneth Lee26-10-4
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWKO26
1931-10-05Joe Doctor22-5-0
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS88
1931-08-24George Godfrey75-16-2
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLKO210
time: 1:35
World "Colored" Heavyweight Title
1931-04-01Bearcat Wright48-12-15
Topeka, Kansas, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
1930-12-08George Godfrey71-16-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO310
1930-11-21Jack Gross41-4-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
From the Rockford (IL) Morning Star (Bob Soderman).
1930-11-07George Godfrey70-16-1
Lansing, Michigan, USALKO410
1930-09-12Elijah Lee1-1-0
Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO910
1930-08-18Long Tom Hawkins34-21-7
Dayton, Kentucky, USAWPTS1010
This bout was definitely in Dayton, Ky, not Dayton, Ohio. Source of information: Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch (Laurence Fielding).
1930-05-28Walter Cobb14-2-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWDQ310
The referee stopped the fight "because Cobb persisted in bulling the negro." (Ironwood Daily Globe)
Cobb had previously beaten Harris in two rounds

1930-01-30Jake Kilrain9-11-2
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
1929-09-13Bearcat Wright38-9-12
Sioux City, Iowa, USALNWS1010
Wright won the newspaper decision. (Appleton Post Crescent)
1929-07-19Long Tom Hawkins29-19-7
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALKO110
1929-07-12Dynamite Jackson13-1-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy McMahon
1929-06-21Long Tom Hawkins28-19-7
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALTKO710
1929-05-17Long Tom Hawkins27-19-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Billy McMahon
1929-05-07Neal Clisby36-16-13
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frank Holborow
1928-12-20Larry Gains45-10-3
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Gains defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
The Indianapolis Recorder reported that Harris made a very good showing, but that Gains deserved the decision. The Indianapolis News and Associated Press also favored Gains.

1928-09-26Joseph Krummel
Prague, Czech RepublicWKO2
This fight was not reported in BOX-SPORT or SPORT-TAGBLATT. Krummel, who is otherwise unknown as a boxer, was probably a "make shift" opponent (such as a wrestler).
1928-09-01Helmut Siewert1-6-2
Tennis Stadion, Prague, Czech RepublicWTKO28
Reported in BOX-SPORT, September 11, 1928, page 4.
1928-05-21Tom Williams0-1-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1928-05-03Chuck Wiggins54-25-12
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWDQ510
Wiggins was disqualified for a low blow
1928-02-03Big Boy Peterson29-5-3
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
Reported as occurring on this date in the Pittsburgh Post. This fight did not occur on January 27, as sometimes given.
1927-12-30Bill Tate27-19-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS44
1927-11-15Ike McFowler0-1-0
Exact date and location unknown. So far, this fight has not been located. It is known only from Harris's record in EVERLAST BOXING RECORD, 1929 edition.
1927-10-31Pete Wistort5-1-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-09-30Bill Hartwell3-3-2
Kansas City, Missouri, USALKO310
Reported for this date in the Portland Oregonian (Laurence Fielding). Also, refer to THE RING, December 1927, page 33. The previous listing of a knockout for Hartwell on October 1 was a duplication.
1927-09-16Sandy Moir9-4-0
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO24
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-08-30George Bourland7-2-0
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO44
1927-08-25Jack Leslie4-2-1
Washington Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS44
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
1927-06-30Roy Clark0-3-1
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS44
1926-10-19Joe Gilmore
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS44
1926-09-06Bearcat Wright18-5-4
Auditorium, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USALKO310
time: 2:35 | referee: Alex Fidler


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