Art Aragon boxer

Art Aragon boxer
bouts
116
won
90
lost
20
draw
6
Status
inactive
Division
lightweight
Debut
1944-05-23
Height
5′ 8″/173cm
Reach
70″/178cm
Age
80
Born
1927-11-13
Death
2008-03-25
Nationality
USA

Aragon was a native of Belen, New Mexico, but grew up in East Los Angeles. He was married four times and engaged a fifth time. He had six acknowledged children. After retiring from boxing, Aragon went into the bail bonds business and pursued acting roles. He converted to Judaism later in life and is buried in a Jewish cemetery in Los Angeles.Aragon's first professional fight, a points win in May 1944, was against Frenchy Rene at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Aragon won his first eleven fights before dropping a decision to Bert White in October 1944. Aragon faced ever-tougher competition as his career progressed, eventually facing many of the great names from his era, including Tommy Campbell, Jesse Flores, Redtop Davis, Jimmy Carter and Carmen Basilio. Aragon also held victories over such men as Enrique Bolanos, Johnny Gonsalves, future lightweight champion Lauro Salas, future welterweight champion Don Jordan, Danny Giovanelli and Chico Vejar. In 1951, he defeated lightweight champion Jimmy Carter in a non-title bout. Three months later he lost a rematch to Carter for the title in a bout in which he reportedly struggled to make weight. He defeated Carter once again five years later after Carter had been dethroned. Aragon retired in 1960 with a career record of 90 wins (61 by knockout), 20 losses, and 6 draws. Before his career ended, Aragon was dogged by accusations of conspiring to fix fights in his favor, including a conviction in California in February 1957. Similar allegations were made by other fighters afterwards but were never substantiated.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1960-01-21 Alvaro Gutierrez WWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Technical knockout
1959-12-03 Reybon Stubbs WWLDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1959-10-05 Peter Schmidt WWLWWL Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-07-03 Pat Lowry LLLLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-06-08 Hank Davis WLWLLW Hi Corbett Field, Tucson WIN
KO
1959-05-29 Rocky Caballero DLWWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1959-05-12 Bobby Terrance LWWWLL Sports Arena, Yuma WIN
KO
1959-04-25 Joe Miceli LWLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOST
Unanimous decision
1959-01-31 Charlie Sawyer LWWWDW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1959-01-13 Dickie Wong WWLWLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
KO
1959-01-07 Jesse Bogart LWLWLW Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
KO
1958-12-02 Frankie Belma WDWLWL Memorial Auditorium, Fresno DRAW
Points
1958-09-05 Carmen Basilio LWWWWL Wrigley Field, Los Angeles LOST
Technical knockout
1958-05-24 Alfonso Flores WWWWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Corner retirement
1958-04-17 Bobby Terrance LLLWWW Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
KO
1958-03-15 Chico Vejar WLWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-02-04 Walter Tyler WLLLWW Arena, San Bernardino WIN
KO
1958-01-06 Joey Abasta WWWLLL Sports Center, Tucson WIN
Technical knockout
1957-12-20 Woody Winslow LLLLLL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Points
1957-09-02 Alfredo Cota LWLLWL Tijuana WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-12-04 Gene Poirier WWLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1956-08-29 Cisco Andrade WWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1956-05-03 Jimmy Carter LLLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-04-09 Raul Perez WWWLLL Civic Auditorium, Stockton WIN
Technical knockout
1956-03-27 Danny Giovanelli WWLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1956-02-07 Ramon Tiscareno WLWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1955-12-15 Don Jordan WWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-10-27 Woody Winslow WLLDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1955-08-04 Joe Miceli LDLLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-06-02 Don Jordan WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-05-05 Johnny McCray WWWLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1955-04-21 Morris Leviege LLWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1955-03-27 Mario Trigo WLLWWW Mexicali WIN
KO
1955-03-14 Armando Muniz WWWWWW County Coliseum, El Paso WIN
KO
1954-09-01 Mario Trigo LLWDLW Tingley Field, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
1954-07-01 Vince Martinez WWWWWW Gilmore Field, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-02-18 Chuck Davey WLWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
1953-12-15 Art Soto LLLLWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
KO
1953-12-03 Danny Womber LLLLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-10-02 Ramon Fuentes WWWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1953-08-05 Henry Davis WWLLWL Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
1953-06-26 Elmer Beltz WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1953-01-29 Billy Graham WDLWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-11-20 Bobby Terrance WDWDWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1952-10-16 Philip Kim WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Corner retirement
1952-06-19 Joey Barnum LLLWLL Tingley Field, Albuquerque WIN
KO
1952-04-15 Freddie Herman LLLLWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
1952-03-04 Lauro Salas LDWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Majority decision
1952-02-05 Manny Madrid WWLWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1951-11-14 Jimmy Carter WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-08-28 Jimmy Carter WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
1951-07-24 Johnny Gonsalves WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
1951-05-22 Teddy Davis WWWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-05-08 Mario Trigo DWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1951-04-17 Harold Jones DWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-03-06 El Conscripto WLWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1950-12-12 Mario Trigo LWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
1950-11-21 Carlos Chavez WLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1950-11-03 Archie Whitewater WLWWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1950-09-26 John L. Davis WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-07-18 Enrique Bolanos LWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1950-06-06 Carlos Chavez LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-05-16 Tommy Campbell WLLDLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1950-04-18 Guillermo Gimenez WWDLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1950-02-14 Enrique Bolanos WWLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1950-01-24 Mario Trigo WLWDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-12-20 Mario Trigo WWLWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1949-12-02 Alfredo Escobar LLDLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-11-04 Freddie Herman WWWLWD Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-10-14 Julio Cesar Jimenez WWWWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-09-30 John L. Davis LWWLLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Majority decision
1949-09-16 Tony Chavez LLDLDW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-09-09 Shamus McCray DWLWLL Ice Arena, Albuquerque WIN
Points
1949-08-26 Bolton Ford WWLLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-07-08 Harold Jones WWWWLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-06-17 Wilf Desjardins WWWWLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-05-20 Benny Black LWWWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-04-27 Luther Rawlings WWDWLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOST
Majority decision
1949-04-01 Tim Dalton LWLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1949-03-11 Alfredo Pescatore WLLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1949-02-18 Ray Powell LLWWLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1949-01-28 Chucho Ruiz DWLLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1948-11-01 Jesse Flores WWWDWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco DRAW
Points
1948-09-20 Ritchie Shinn WWLLLW Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco WIN
Corner retirement
1948-08-25 Tommy Campbell WWWWDW Auditorium, Oakland DRAW
1948-07-21 John L. Davis WLLWLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Points
1948-06-23 John L. Davis WWLLWL Auditorium, Oakland LOST
Points
1948-05-11 Clyde Coyhis WWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Technical knockout
1948-03-30 Connie Smith LDWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1948-03-22 Ray Louis WLWWLL Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica WIN
KO
1948-02-03 Jimmy Shans LLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
1947-08-29 Bobby Jarvis WLWLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOST
Points
1947-07-25 Morris Corona DLWLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1947-05-20 Charley Early WWWWWW Salem Arena, Salem LOST
Points
1946-12-09 Al Costa WWWWWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1946-11-25 Johnny Parker LWWDWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
KO
1946-11-18 Patsy Zoccano LLWLWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
KO
1946-11-05 Billy Napper LLLWWW Salem DRAW
Points
1946-10-21 Pedro Corchado WLWLWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
KO
1946-10-14 Bobby Burton LLLWWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
KO
1946-10-07 Billy Ryan LWLWWD Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
KO
1945-10-17 Fabela Chavez WWL Las Vegas LOST
Points
1945-10-03 Fabela Chavez WW Las Vegas WIN
Points
1945-02-09 Bert White WDWLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOST
Points
1944-10-30 Bert White WWWLLL Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica LOST
Points
1944-10-16 Tony Riviera L Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica WIN
KO
1944-10-09 Stacky Rowe WWWDWL Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica WIN
KO
1944-09-19 Gene Rooney WWDLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1944-09-05 Henry Zamora LLWLDD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1944-08-08 Lou Bernal LWLWLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1944-08-01 Luis Salas DLLLDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1944-07-25 Spider Hewitt LLLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1944-07-04 Tino Wilson LWWDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1944-06-20 Frankie Gallardo WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1944-06-06 Ray Puente DLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1944-05-23 Frenchy Rene WWLLDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points