NBA World Heavyweight Title Fights

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Heavyweight title fights as recognized by the National Boxing Association.

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No.
Date
Boxer
Result
Boxer
Defenses
Location
1 1921 Jul 2 Jack Dempsey KO 4 Georges Carpentier Inaugural Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
2 1923 Jul 4 Jack Dempsey PTS 15 Tommy Gibbons 1 Shelby, Montana, USA
3 1923 Sep 14 Jack Dempsey KO 2 Luis Angel Firpo 2 New York, New York, USA
4 1926 Sep 23 Gene Tunney UD 10 Jack Dempsey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
5 1927 Sep 22 Gene Tunney UD 10 Jack Dempsey 1 Chicago, Illinois, USA
6 1928 Jul 26 Gene Tunney TKO 11 Tom Heeney 2 Bronx, New York, USA
7 1930 Jun 12 Max Schmeling DQ 4 Jack Sharkey Vacant Bronx, New York, USA
8 1931 Jul 3 Max Schmeling TKO 15 Young Stribling 1 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
9 1932 Jun 21 Jack Sharkey SD 15 Max Schmeling - Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
10 1933 Jun 29 Primo Carnera KO 6 Jack Sharkey - Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
11 1934 Mar 1 Primo Carnera UD 15 Tommy Loughran 1 Miami, Florida, USA
12 1934 Jun 14 Max Baer TKO 11 Primo Carnera - Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
13 1935 Jun 13 Jim Braddock UD 15 Max Baer - Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
14 1937 Jun 22 Joe Louis KO 8 Jim Braddock - Chicago, Illinois, USA
15 1937 Aug 30 Joe Louis UD 15 Tommy Farr 1 Bronx, New York, USA
16 1938 Feb 23 Joe Louis KO 3 Nathan Mann 2 New York, New York, USA
17 1938 Apr 1 Joe Louis KO 5 Harry Thomas 3 Chicago, Illinois, USA
18 1938 Jun 22 Joe Louis KO 1 Max Schmeling 4 Bronx, New York, USA
19 1939 Jan 25 Joe Louis KO 1 John Henry Lewis 5 New York, New York, USA
20 1939 Apr 17 Joe Louis KO 1 Jack Roper 6 Los Angeles, California, USA
21 1939 Jun 28 Joe Louis TKO 4 Tony Galento 7 Bronx, New York, USA
22 1939 Sep 20 Joe Louis KO 11 Bob Pastor 8 Detroit, Michigan, USA
23 1940 Feb 9 Joe Louis SD 15 Arturo Godoy 9 New York, New York, USA
24 1940 Mar 29 Joe Louis TKO 2 Johnny Paychek 10 New York, New York, USA
25 1940 Jun 20 Joe Louis TKO 8 Arturo Godoy 11 Bronx, New York, USA
26 1940 Dec 16 Joe Louis TKO 6 Al McCoy 12 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
27 1941 Jan 31 Joe Louis KO 5 Red Burman 13 New York, New York, USA
28 1941 Feb 17 Joe Louis KO 2 Gus Dorazio 14 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
29 1941 Mar 21 Joe Louis TKO 13 Abe Simon 15 Detroit, Michigan, USA
30 1941 Apr 8 Joe Louis TKO 9 Tony Musto 16 Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
31 1941 May 23 Joe Louis DQ 7 Buddy Baer 17 Washington, District of Columbia, USA
32 1941 Jun 18 Joe Louis KO 13 Billy Conn 18 New York, New York, USA
33 1941 Sep 29 Joe Louis TKO 6 Lou Nova 19 New York, New York, USA
34 1942 Jan 9 Joe Louis KO 1 Buddy Baer 20 New York, New York, USA
35 1942 Mar 27 Joe Louis TKO 6 Abe Simon 21 New York, New York, USA
36 1946 Jun 19 Joe Louis KO 8 Billy Conn 22 Bronx, New York, USA
37 1946 Sep 18 Joe Louis KO 1 Tami Mauriello 23 Bronx, New York, USA
38 1947 Dec 5 Joe Louis SD 15 Jersey Joe Walcott 24 New York, New York, USA
39 1948 Jun 25 Joe Louis KO 11 Jersey Joe Walcott 25 Bronx, New York, USA
40 1949 Jun 22 Ezzard Charles UD 15 Jersey Joe Walcott Vacant Chicago, Illinois, USA
41 1949 Aug 10 Ezzard Charles RTD 7 Gus Lesnevich 1 Bronx, New York, USA
42 1949 Oct 14 Ezzard Charles KO 8 Pat Valentino 2 San Francisco, California, USA
43 1950 Aug 15 Ezzard Charles TKO 14 Freddie Beshore 3 Buffalo, New York, USA
44 1950 Sep 27 Ezzard Charles UD 15 Joe Louis 4 Bronx, New York, USA
45 1950 Dec 5 Ezzard Charles KO 11 Nick Barone 5 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
46 1951 Jan 12 Ezzard Charles TKO 10 Lee Oma 6 New York, New York, USA
47 1951 Mar 7 Ezzard Charles UD 15 Jersey Joe Walcott 7 Detroit, Michigan, USA
48 1951 May 30 Ezzard Charles UD 15 Joey Maxim 8 Chicago, Illinois, USA
49 1951 Jul 18 Jersey Joe Walcott KO 7 Ezzard Charles - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
50 1952 Jun 5 Jersey Joe Walcott UD 15 Ezzard Charles 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
51 1952 Sep 23 Rocky Marciano KO 13 Jersey Joe Walcott - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
52 1953 May 15 Rocky Marciano KO 1 Jersey Joe Walcott 1 Chicago, Illinois, USA
53 1953 Sep 24 Rocky Marciano TKO 11 Roland LaStarza 2 New York, New York, USA
54 1954 Jun 17 Rocky Marciano UD 15 Ezzard Charles 3 Bronx, New York, USA
55 1954 Sep 17 Rocky Marciano KO 8 Ezzard Charles 4 Bronx, New York, USA
56 1955 May 16 Rocky Marciano TKO 9 Don Cockell 5 San Francisco, California, USA
57 1955 Sep 21 Rocky Marciano KO 9 Archie Moore 6 Bronx, New York, USA
58 1956 Nov 30 Floyd Patterson KO 5 Archie Moore Vacant Chicago, Illinois, USA
59 1957 Jul 29 Floyd Patterson TKO 10 Tommy Jackson 1 New York, New York, USA
60 1957 Aug 22 Floyd Patterson KO 6 Pete Rademacher 2 Seattle, Washington, USA
61 1958 Aug 18 Floyd Patterson RTD 12 Roy Harris 3 Los Angeles, California, USA
62 1959 May 1 Floyd Patterson KO 11 Brian London 4 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
63 1959 Jun 26 Ingemar Johansson TKO 3 Floyd Patterson - Bronx, New York, USA
64 1960 Jun 20 Floyd Patterson (2) KO 5 Ingemar Johansson - New York, New York, USA
65 1961 Mar 13 Floyd Patterson (2) KO 6 Ingemar Johansson 1 Miami Beach, Florida, USA
66 1961 Dec 4 Floyd Patterson (2) KO 4 Tom McNeeley Jr. 2 1 Toronto, Ontario, CAN


Footnotes

1 - Last sanctioned bout for the NBA before it became the newly formed World Boxing Association (WBA)