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Harry Kessler

Referee, Judge

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global ID 401202
nationality
USA
residence
New York, USA
sexmale

Record as a Referee

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date boxer lbs result opponent lbs location
1967-02-06
Muhammad Ali212½W Ernie Terrell212¼
Astrodome, Houston, Texas
UD15/15
W
 UD  15/15  
WBA World heavyweight title
referee: Harry Kessler  148-137   judges: Jimmy Webb 148-133, Ernie Taylor 148-137
1966-11-14
Muhammad Ali210½W Cleveland Williams212¾
Astrodome, Houston, Texas
TKO3/15
W
 TKO  3/15  
time: 1:08   referee: Harry Kessler
World Heavyweight Title
1963-05-13
Sixto Rodriguez172L Allen Thomas176
Saint Louis, Missouri
TKO9/10
L
 TKO  9/10  
time: 1:25   referee: Harry Kessler
1962-01-06
Charley Scott148W Gaspar Ortega148½
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  6-3   judges: Tony Castellano 5-4, Bill Recht 6-1
1961-07-29
Emile Griffith156W Yama Bahama150¾
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  6-5   judges: Artie Aidala 8-2, Tony Castellano 7-2
Kessler's scorecard was 4-4-2, but went to supplemental scoring.
1961-04-29
Pete Rademacher182L Doug Jones199
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York
KO5/10
L
 KO  5/10  
time: 0:54   referee: Harry Kessler
1961-01-28
Florentino Fernandez160¾W Rory Calhoun156
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TKO8/10
W
 TKO  8/10  
time: 2:31   referee: Harry Kessler
1960-11-12
Florentino Fernandez153¼W Phil Moyer154
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TKO5/10
W
 TKO  5/10  
referee: Harry Kessler
Moyer was knocked down twice in the 4th, and once in the 5th.
1960-04-20
Gene Fullmer158¼DJoey Giardello160
Montana St. College Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Montana
PTS15/15
D
 PTS  15/15  
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
referee: Harry Kessler  142-144judges: Jay Evans 145-142, Billy McFarland 145-145
1960-03-11
Emile Griffith150W Denny Moyer150
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
SD10/10
W
 SD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  4-5   judges: Artie Aidala 5-4, Leo Birnbaum 5-4
1960-02-19
Len Matthews136½W Lahouari Godih137½
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
SD10/10
W
 SD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  5-4   judges: Leo Birnbaum 7-5, Tony Castellano 4-5
Godih was knocked down in the 7th. Birnbaum scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Matthews in supplemental scoring.
1959-12-18
Benny Kid Paret149W Charley Scott149½
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  6-3   judges: Tony Rossi 6-4, Mike Parisi 7-3
Scott was knocked down by a right cross in the 10th
1959-06-12
Carlos Ortiz140W Kenny Lane139¼
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TKO2/15
W
 TKO  2/15  
vacant NYSAC World super lightweight title
vacant National Boxing Association World super lightweight title
referee: Harry Kessler  2-1   judges: Artie Aidala 3-0, Leo Birnbaum 2-1
Vacant World Light Welterweight Title
Lane was knocked down in the 2nd. The bout was stopped due to a cut over Lane's right eye and one inside the bridge of his nose.
1959-04-24
Don Jordan147W Virgil Akins146¾
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri
UD15/15
W
 UD  15/15  
referee: Harry Kessler  70-68   judges: Fred Connell 70-66, Howard Hess 71-68
World Welterweight Title
1959-02-20
Gene Fullmer162W Wilf Greaves161
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
MD10/10
W
 MD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  5-4   judges: Jack Gordon 6-4, Nick Gamboli 5-5
Fullmer sustained a broken jaw keeping him out of the ring for six months.
1958-12-19
Nino Valdes188W Pat McMurtry213
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TKO1/10
W
 TKO  1/10  
time: 2:39   referee: Harry Kessler
1958-11-14
Tony Anthony172¼W Sonny Ray177½
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  6-3   judges: Joe Agnello 7-3, Nick Gamboli 5-4
1958-10-24
Sonny Liston190W Bert Whitehurst212½
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  50-37   judges: Howard Hess 50-40, Fred Connell 48-39
Whitehurst was knocked through the ropes, and was attempting to climb back into the ring as the final bell rang at the count of seven.
1958-09-11
Gene Fullmer159¼W Spider Webb159½
Derks Field, Salt Lake City, Utah
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  96-94   judges: Frankie Carter 97-93, Vern Bybee 97-95
1958-07-30
Franz Szuzina162½L Spider Webb161¾
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TKO7/10
L
 TKO  7/10  
time: 1:20   referee: Harry Kessler
Webb was a substitute for Gene Fullmer.
1958-03-21
Isaac Logart145¾L Virgil Akins145¾
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TKO6/12
L
 TKO  6/12  
time: 2:53   referee: Harry Kessler
Eliminator for Vacant World Welterweight Title
Vince Martinez had received a bye. Logart was down twice in the 6th.
1958-02-28
Carlos Ortiz132W Tommy Tibbs135¾
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
UD10/10
W
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  5-4   judges: Bert Grant 6-4, Joe Agnello 8-2
1958-01-31
Yvon Durelle171½W Clarence Hinnant175¼
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TKO6/10
W
 TKO  6/10  
time: 1:46   referee: Harry Kessler    judges: Joe Agnello 4-2, Harold Barnes 3-3, Harry Kessler 4-2
Durelle led on Barnes card, via supplemental scoring.
1957-10-18
Rocky Castellani160½L Rory Calhoun160
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
UD10/10
L
 UD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  1-9   judges: Harold Barnes 1-9, Tony Castellano 1-8
1957-08-02
Bobby Boyd160W Willie Vaughn158¼
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York
MD10/10
W
 MD  10/10  
referee: Harry Kessler  5-4   judges: Artie Aidala 5-4, Frank Fullam 5-5
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