Tommy Campbell

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Name: Tommy Campbell
Alias: Chocolate Ice Cube
Birth Name: Thomas C. Campbell
Hometown: Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Died: 1969-06-13 (Age:48)
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainer: Chalky Wright
Managers: Ed Stanley (circa, 1948); George Moore (early 1950s)
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Tommy Campbell was a Lightweight contender during the late 1940s, and early 1950s. As an amateur, in 1941 he had won the Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions by decision vs. Richie Scholl at lightweight. He was one of the boxers who testified against Babe McCoy, in regards to fixed fights McCoy had arranged along the Pacific Coast during the 1940s and 1950s. Campbell admitted to throwing a fight with Art Aragon on May 16, 1950, that he lost by 4th round knockout. Campbell and Aragon's purses had been upheld the day after the bout by the California State Athletic Commission, amid rumors of a fix, aided by ringside chatter, as well as odds given at 2.5-to-1 that Campbell would not answer the bell for the 5th round.

Campbell also confessed to being ordered by McCoy to throw a fight with Del Flanagan in Minnesota, which he actually won by split decision.

Campbell retired after having a cataract removed from his left eye. He was a boxing trainer in Tucson, Arizona by 1951. In 1952, he was managing Shamus McCray out of Tucson.

According to the Find A Grave website, one Thomas C Campbell was born on August 25, 1920 and died on June 13, 1969. He was buried in the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park in Seattle, Washington. According to his grave marker. he was from Kansas and was a corporal in the Army Air Forces during World War II.


  • "Salas Decisions McCray Here", Tucson Daily Citizen, January 26, 1952

Preceded by:
Tony Ancona
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Lightweight Champion

Succeeded by:
Morris Corona