Clarence Henry

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Clarence Henry
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Clarence Henry
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Died: 1999-02-28 (Age:72)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 185cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Managers: Jack Dempsey (circa 1949), Frank Palermo
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  • 1948 Los Angeles Times Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
  • 1948 won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions by ko in the 2nd vs. Wayland Dubose.
  • 1948 Coley Wallace was awarded an unpopular decision over Henry at the Intercity Golden Gloves Tournament according to The Stars and Stripes.
  • 1948 on April 13th as a member of the Chicago Golden Gloves Team representing the United States vs. Europe he beat Fernand Bothy of Belgium at heavyweight.
  • Elected into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998
  • A highly-ranked heavyweight contender in the 1950s.
  • In 1952 he dropped a split decision to Harold Johnson. According to his manager there was a contract for a return match, but Johnson ended up fighting Bob Satterfield instead, and lost.
  • June 4, 1954 New York. Henry was arrested on charges of attempting to fix a fight between Bobby Jones and Joey Giardello. It was alleged that Henry offered Jones $15,000 to throw the fight.

Preceded by:
Richard Hagan
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Heavyweight Champion

Succeeded by:
Don Pereko