Carmen Basilio

56 16 7
27 KOs 2 KOs
division welter
status inactive
bouts 79
rounds 635
KOs 34.18%
career 1948-1961
debut 1948-11-29

ID# 008997
birth name Carmine Basilio
sex male
alias The Upstate Onion Farmer
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 5′ 6½″   /   169cm
residence Canastota, New York, USA
birth place Canastota, New York, USA

Boxing Pro 79 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1961-04-22 Paul Pender 38 5 2
Boston Garden, Boston
L-UD
ref: Eddie Bradley 135-149   Joe Blumsack 132-147   Harry Sundberg 138-147
World Middleweight Title
1961-03-11 Don Jordan 51 16 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Joe Palmer 8-0¼   Artie Aidala 8-2   Lou Goldstein 6-3
1961-01-07 Gaspar Ortega 57 20 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Al Berl 6-4   Leo Birnbaum 6-4   Joe Eppy 5-4
1960-06-29 Gene Fullmer 51 4 1
Derks Field, Salt Lake City
L-TKO
ref: Pete Giacoma 102-108   Del Markham 102-108   Bob Yocom 101-109

1959-08-28 Gene Fullmer 49 4 0
Cow Palace, Daly City
L-TKO
0:39    ref: Jack Downey 119-128   Fred Bottaro 121-129   Jack Silver 121-125

1959-04-01 Arley Seifer 15 8 0
Bell Auditorium, Augusta
W-TKO
2:31    ref: Eddie Coachman
1958-09-05 Art Aragon 82 16 5
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles
W-TKO
1:27    ref: Tommy Hart 70-57   George Latka 70-60   Jimmy Wilson 69-60
1958-03-25 Ray Robinson 141 6 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-SD
ref: Frank Sikora 69-66   John Bray 64-71   Franklin Spike McAdams 64-72
World Middleweight Title
1958 Fight of the Year - The Ring Magazine
1957-09-23 Ray Robinson 141 5 2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
W-SD
ref: Al Berl 6-9   Ait Aadi 9-5   Bill Recht 8-6
World Middleweight Title
1957 Fight of the Year - The Ring Magazine
1957-05-16 Harold Jones 64 28 7
Auditorium, Portland
W-TKO
1:56    ref: Eddie Volk
1957-02-22 Johnny Saxton 54 5 2
Arena, Cleveland
W-TKO
World Welterweight Title
Saxton was knocked down by a left hook, but rose unsteady, causing referee to stop the bout
1956-09-12 Johnny Saxton 54 4 2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-TKO
1:31    ref: Al Berl 7-1   Harold Barnes 7-1   Frank Forbes 7-1
World Welterweight Title
1956 Fight of the Year - The Ring Magazine
1956-03-14 Johnny Saxton 50 4 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-UD
ref: Frank Gilmer 142-144   Ed Hintz 138-145   Jim McManus 140-147
World Welterweight Title
1955-11-30 Tony DeMarco 47 6 1
Boston Garden, Boston
W-TKO
1:54    ref: Mel Manning 103-106   Joe Santarpio 103-106   Joe Santoro 97-104
World Welterweight Title
DeMarco was down twice in the 12th.
1955 Fight of the Year - The Ring Magazine
1955-09-07 Gil Turner 48 8 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-MD
ref: Ruby Goldstein 5-3   Dick Albino 5-5   Ted Sheils 7-2
1955-08-10 Italo Scortichini 28 16 6
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Harry Kessler 9-1   Artie Aidala 7-2   Harold Barnes 7-2
1955-06-10 Tony DeMarco 46 5 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-TKO
1:52    ref: Harry Kessler 8-2   Frank Forbes 8-3   Bert Grant 7-4
World Welterweight Title
1955-01-21 Peter Mueller 66 9 11
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Harry Kessler 7-2   Harold Barnes 8-1   Jack Kimball 6-4
1954-12-16 Ronnie Harper 29 34 5
Armory, Akron
W-RTD
1954-10-15 Allie Gronik 55 12 6
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Harry Kessler 9-0¼   Jack Kimball 9-1   Ted Sheils 10-0¼
1954-09-10 Carmine Fiore 47 16 5
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Ray Miller 6-3   Artie Aidala 7-2   Harold Barnes 8-2
Fiore was knocked down twice in the 1st
1954-08-17 Ronnie Harper 29 33 5
Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne
W-TKO
1:50    ref: Dick Patton
1954-06-26 Al Andrews 27 6 2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Mark Conn 10-0   Jack Kimball 9-1   Ted Sheils 10-0
Andrews was knocked down twice in the 7th.
1954-05-15 Italo Scortichini 23 13 4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Barney Felix 6-3   Bert Grant 6-4   Arthur Schwartz 5-4
1954-04-17 Pierre Langlois 64 15 5
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Al Berl 6-3   Anse Carroll 5-4   Frank Forbes 5-3
1954-01-16 Italo Scortichini 23 11 3
Dinner Key Auditorium, Coconut Grove
D-SD
ref: Eddie Coachman 97-94   Mark Erwin 96-96   Jerry Sherrard 94-96
1953-12-19 Pierre Langlois 63 14 4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
D-SD
ref: Ruby Goldstein 5-4   Jack Kimball 4-4   Ted Sheils 4-5
1953-11-28 Johnny Cunningham 20 31 4
Civic Auditorium, Toledo
W-KO
2:20    ref: Johnny Weber
1953-09-18 Kid Gavilan 94 13 4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
L-SD
ref: George Walsh 6-8   Harold Barnes 6-7   Jack Kimball 7-5
World Welterweight Title
Gavilan was down in the 2nd round for a nine-count, only the second knockdown of his career. Basilio was ahead at the end of six rounds, but Gavilan outboxed him the rest of the way.
1953-07-25 Billy Graham 100 11 8
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
D-SD
ref: Petey Scalzo 7-4   Jack Kimball 5-7   Jack Michaels 6-6

1953-06-06 Billy Graham 100 10 8
Memorial Stadium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Al Berl 9-2   Jack Michaels 7-5   Ted Sheils 6-5

1953-04-11 Carmine Fiore 39 14 5
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-TKO
1:09    ref: Al Berl
1953-02-28 Vic Cardell 62 17 7
Sports Arena, Toledo
W-UD
ref: Johnny Weber 54-46   Pep Justo 55-45   Jack Myers 58-42
1953-01-12 Ike Williams 122 20 4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-UD
ref: Petey Scalzo 9-1   Jack Michaels 7-3   Ted Sheils 9-1
1952-11-18 Chuck Foster 14 14 1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
W-TKO
2:09    ref: Lou Scozza   Tommy Fischer   Eddie Schellerman
1952-10-20 Sammy Giuliani 26 6 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-KO
0:42    ref: Ray Miller
Guiliani was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1952-09-22 Baby Williams 18 11 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach
W-UD
1952-08-20 Billy Graham 97 8 8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-UD
ref: Joey White 49-51   E Allen Frankel 48-52   William O'Connell 44-56
"The 30-year old New Yorker, a masterful boxer, had no trouble in outscoring the willing but outclassed Basilio from start to finish. Graham, a dancing speedster, pumped tantalizing left jabs into Basilio's face until old cuts in Carmen's eyebrows oozed blood. Basilio's face was crimson from Graham's rasping right hand punches and straight lefts." (AP)

1952-07-16 Chuck Davey 33 0 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago
L-UD
ref: Frank Gilmer 46-54   Ed Klein 45-55   Harold Marovitz 45-55
Davey won decisively despite being cut below each eye.
1952-05-29 Chuck Davey 32 0 1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
D-PTS
Originally announced as a win for Basilio. There were two errors on one of the judges scorecards, which was voided, making the fight a draw.
1952-03-31 Jackie O'Brien 48 5 5
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-MD
ref: Johnny Kelly 5-3   Marshall Harlan 4-4   Sam Kolekowski 6-4
1952-02-28 Jimmy Cousins 8 4 1
Armory, Akron
W-UD
1952-02-04 Emmett Norris 23 10 1
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-UD
ref: Johnny Kelly 5-4   Marshall Harlan 6-2   Stan Kulikowski 7-3
Norris was knocked down twice.
1951-09-26 Ross Virgo 22 2 1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans
L-UD
1951-09-17 Shamus McCray 53 32 14
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse
W-PTS
McCray substituted for Johnny Cesario.
1951-06-18 Johnny Cesario 78 9 3
McConnell Field, Utica
L-UD
ref: Louis Marks 3-5   Anthony Longo 3-6   Dick Pacilio 3-5
1951-05-29 Lester Felton 45 7 2
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
L-UD
ref: Tony Petta 3-5   Darby Longo 1-8   Jack Michaels 2-8
1951-04-12 Eddie Giosa 64 26 9
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-UD
8-1    8-1    6-2
1951-03-09 Floro Hita 19 14 10
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-PTS
1950-12-15 Vic Cardell 47 9 6
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-SD
ref: 5-3    3-7    3-7
1950-08-28 Eddie Giosa 62 23 8
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans
L-PTS
1950-07-31 Guillermo Gimenez 20 22 13
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
W-RTD
1950-06-21 Guillermo Gimenez 20 21 13
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans
W-RTD
1950-05-08 Gaby Ferland 68 14 9
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
W-KO
1:46    ref: Pete Giarusso
1950-04-12 Gaby Ferland 68 14 8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
D-SD
ref: Tony Amato 4-3   Ashton Donza 4-4   Willie Sehrt 3-7
1950-03-27 Mike Koballa 27 8 2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn
L-UD
ref: Joe LoScalzo 2-5   Tom Guilfoyle 3-5   Sidney Scharlin 1-7
1950-03-06 Lew Jenkins 74 39 5
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-MD
ref: Babe Risko 5-4   Dick Albino 5-5   Jack Kimball 6-3
1950-02-07 Adrien Mourguiart 9 12 2
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Luke Carr
1950-01-24 Cassell Tate 1 1 0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
W-MD
1950-01-10 Sonny Jim Hampton 29 27 3
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
W-UD
1949-09-30 Johnny Parker 27 30 5
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-RTD
1949-09-07 Tony DiPelino 8 2 2
Red Wing Stadium, Rochester
W-UD
1949-08-17 Johnny Cunningham 10 16 3
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse
W-PTS
Cunningham was knocked down twice in the 3rd round
1949-08-02 Johnny Cunningham 8 16 3
Bennett's Field, Utica
L-SD
ref: Sam Moore 4-2   Darby Longo 2-4   Dick Pacilio 3-5
1949-07-21 Sammy Daniels 24 30 4
Bennett's Field, Utica
W-UD
ref: Louis Marks 6-2   Anthony Longo 7-1   Dick Pacilio 6-0
1949-07-12 Jesse Bradshaw 3 9 1
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse
W-TKO
Bradshaw knocked down once in the 2nd round
1949-06-07 Johnny Cunningham 8 14 3
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse
W-KO
0:31    
Cunningham was knocked down twice in the 2nd round
1949-05-18 Johnny Clemons 3 5 3
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-KO
1949-05-02 Connie Thies 6 0 2
Sports Arena, Rochester
L-PTS
1949-04-20 Elliott Throop 0 2 0
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-KO
1949-03-18 Jerry Drain debut
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-TKO
1:46    ref: Tony Petta
Basilio was knocked down in the 1st round, but floored Drain twice before the end of the 1st.
1949-02-17 Luke Jordan 0 5 1
Sports Arena, Rochester
W-PTS
1949-01-25 Ernie Hall 2 2 0
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-KO
0:20    ref: Jack Milicich
1949-01-19 Jimmy 'Jay' Parlin 34 24 2
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton
D-PTS
1949-01-05 Johnny Cunningham 7 13 1
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton
D-PTS
1948-12-15 Rolly Johns 28 15 5
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-SD
1948-12-08 Eddie Thomas 24 2 0
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton
W-KO
Thomas down in the first, and then felled by a smashing left uppercut in the second round that caused him to lose his mouthpiece and render him unconscious. Binghamton Press
1948-11-29 Bruce Walters 14 8 2
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse
W-KO
2:55    
Walters was knocked down three times.
1948-11-24 Jimmy Evans 17 17 6
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton
W-KO
Basilio's pro debut.