Rudy Jordan

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World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Rudy Jordan
Born: 1932-09-08
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Boxing Record: click
Judging Record: click
Refereeing Record: click

Officiating Record: Judge
Officiating Record: Referee
Manager: Harry Kabakoff

Boxing Career

Rudy Jordan was a main event caliber Lightweight during the mid-1950s, fighting primarily in Southern California. Davis began having difficulty finding fights around 1955, and after a year layoff he began fighting out of an orthodox stance. During fights though, he would often revert back to the southpaw stance.

In notable bouts he defeated, Carlos Chavez, faded Former Lightweight champion Jimmy Carter via 6th round TKO, as well as former top contender Teddy (Redtop) Davis. He also scored a 7th round TKO over Lou Filippo, who would later become a boxing official like Jordan. Jordan also lost bouts of note to Brian Kelly and Teddy (Redtop) Davis.

Officiating Career

After his boxing career ended, Jordan had an extensive career as both a referee and judge for the California State Athletic Commission. Though he primarily worked out of the greater Los Angeles area, he also worked for the WBC as well as the WBA (to a lesser extent), in world title bouts throughout the world. His officating career ended around 1995. He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Referees & Judges & Timekeepers).


  • Fuentes Bangs Out Win Over Gavilan", Los Angeles Times, December 21, 1956 (mentions that he had recently began fighting orthodox to get fights)