Bearcat Wright boxer

Bearcat Wright boxer
bouts
97
won
58
lost
18
draw
19
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1919-12-22
Height
6′ 1″/185cm
Reach
-
Age
77
Born
1897-12-18
Death
1975-07-06
Nationality
USA

The Arizona Wrestling Legends website says, "He was seen in Australia, in Canada, throughout the south, in the midwest, in Texas, always winning the support of the fans as he battled the likes of The Sheik, Johnny Valentine and Kinji Shibuya. A tall and lanky man, he was usually noted for flying dropkicks, spin kicks and leaps off the rope." He adopted a "claw hold" for his finisher, and was famous for desegregating wrestling.Wright declared before an audience in Gary, Indiana, that he would no longer participate in segregated wrestling. Although suspended for a short time by the Indiana State Athletic Commission for his stand, shortly afterwards professional boxing desegregated. Bearcat Wright defeated Killer Kowalski in April 1961 to win the Big Time Pro Wrestling title and become, in effect, the world heavyweight wrestling champion."

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1936-09-14 Max Baer WWWWWW Coliseum, Des Moines LOST
1935-12-18 Louis Zack WLWDLL Onawa DRAW
1935-12-17 Tuffy Dial LWWLLW Saggau Hall, Denison WIN
1935-10-24 Eddie Simms DWWWLL Ulmer WIN
KO
1935-10-21 Tiger Jack Payne DDLLWL Eagle Grove WIN
KO
1935-10-15 Hank Kavanaugh LLWW Arena, Omaha LOST
Points
1935-09-17 Tiger Jack Payne WDDLLW Arena, Omaha WIN
Points
1935-08-20 Hank Kavanaugh Omaha WIN
Points
1933-02-10 George Godfrey WWWWLW Convention Hall, Kansas City
1932-09-20 KO Christner DLDWWW Memorial Coliseum, Marshalltown LOST
1932-08-01 Louis Zack LWLWDL League Park, Omaha WIN
Points
1932-04-15 Obie Walker WDWWDW Legion Arena, Lake Worth LOST
Points
1932-04-05 Obie Walker WWWDWW City Park Arena, Miami DRAW
Points
1932-03-22 Obie Walker WWWWDW City Park Arena, Miami LOST
Points
1932-02-22 Louis Zack LLWLWD Sioux City WIN
1932-01-29 Louis Zack WLLWLW City Auditorium, Omaha DRAW
Points
1932-01-04 KO Christner WLLLW City Auditorium, Omaha LOST
Points
1931-11-27 Grant Shade WWLLLL Armory, Centerville DRAW
1931-10-29 Gorilla Banks WWLLDL City Auditorium, Omaha WIN
KO
1931-10-19 Tommy Havel LLWDLL Coliseum, Des Moines WIN
KO
1931-09-07 George Rohrick LWLWWD Scottsbluff DRAW
Points
1931-08-25 Chuck Middaugh LDLDLD Fremont WIN
Technical knockout
1931-08-07 Tiger Jack Payne DWLDL Broadway Baseball Park, Council Bluffs LOST
1931-07-24 Gorilla Banks WWWLLD Harrison County Fairgrounds, Missouri Valley WIN
Technical knockout
1931-06-01 Tiger Jack Fox DWWWWW Liberty Park, Sedalia WIN
KO
1931-04-24 Tiger Jack Payne WLDWL City Auditorium, Omaha DRAW
Points
1931-04-10 Mickey Walker WWWWWW Auditorium, Omaha LOST
Points
1931-04-01 Seal Harris WLWLLL Topeka WIN
1931-03-30 Bob Lawson WWWLLL City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
Points
1931-02-24 Bad News Johnson WLWLLL 10th Street Arena, Modesto DRAW
Points
1930-12-19 George Godfrey WWWWWW City Auditorium, Atlanta DRAW
Points
1930-10-10 Tiger Jack Payne LLWWWL City Auditorium, Omaha DRAW
Points
1930-09-12 Lefty Cunningham Harrison County Fairgrounds, Missouri Valley WIN
KO
1930-07-17 Primo Carnera WWWWWW League Park, Omaha LOST
KO
1930-06-23 Bob Lawson WWDWWL Macon LOST
Points
1930-06-17 Al Walker LDLLLL Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta LOST
Points
1930-04-11 Lee Jackson Duluth WIN
1930-02-27 Emilio Solomon LLLLWL City Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Points
1930-01-10 Long Tom Hawkins WWWWWL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Points
1929-12-06 Otis Gardner LLLLLL Auditorium, Cedar Rapids WIN
KO
1929-11-25 Tom Sayers WDLWWL City Auditorium, Omaha WIN
KO
1929-11-12 Cowboy Billy Owens WDLWWL Des Moines WIN
KO
1929-10-25 Long Tom Hawkins WWWWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
1929-10-18 Leon Bombo Chevalier WWWWWL Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
KO
1929-09-16 Al Walker DLLDLL Topeka WIN
1929-09-13 Seal Harris LWDLLL Knights of Columbus Gym, Sioux City WIN
1929-08-02 Grant Shade WLWWWL Council Bluffs WIN
KO
1929-05-24 Al Walker LWWDLL City Auditorium, Galveston DRAW
Points
1929-04-19 Long Tom Hawkins WWLWWL Coliseum, San Diego DRAW
Points
1929-04-11 Neil Clisby LWWWDW Pasadena Arena, Pasadena WIN
Points
1929-02-08 Mack House LWWWLW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
1929-01-25 Long Tom Hawkins LWWWLW Coliseum, San Diego LOST
Points
1929-01-11 Jack Beasley WDWWLL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
KO
1928-12-14 Long Tom Hawkins WLLWWW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Points
1928-12-03 Neil Clisby WWLWWW City Auditorium, Galveston DRAW
Points
1928-11-02 Cowboy Billy Owens WLLWDW Gayety Theater, Omaha DRAW
Points
1928-09-17 Cowboy Billy Owens WWWLLW Kansas City DRAW
Points
1928-09-07 Johnny Risko WWWWWL City Auditorium, Omaha LOST
Points
1928-07-23 Eric Johnson American Legion at Columbia Hall, Omaha WIN
KO
1928-05-14 Roy Clark DLLLLW City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
Points
1928-04-16 Jack Johnson WWWWLL Topeka WIN
KO
1928-03-02 Bill Hartwell WWWWWW Kansas City LOST
1928-02-06 Bob Lawson LWWWLL City Auditorium, Galveston LOST
Majority decision
1927-12-05 Bill Hartwell WWWWLD City Auditorium, Galveston DRAW
Points
1927-11-25 Big Boy Peterson WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis LOST
1927-11-15 Bill Hartwell LWWWWL Kansas City DRAW
Points
1927-11-04 Bill Tate WWWLW Cedar Rapids WIN
1927-10-28 Chuck Wiggins WDWWWW Omaha WIN
Points
1927-10-17 Bob Lawson WLWLWW City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
Majority decision
1927-10-03 Oscar Battiste LLLWLL Cedar Rapids WIN
KO
1927-09-07 Joe Lohman LLLLWL Coliseum, Des Moines WIN
1927-08-25 Battling Kavanaugh LLLLLL Wisner WIN
KO
1927-08-05 Chief Metoquah WLLWLL Cedar Rapids WIN
1927-07-21 Earl Blue WWWDLW Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
1927-06-28 Chuck Wiggins WLLWLW Denver LOST
Points
1927-06-07 Duke Horn LWWWLW Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
1927-05-16 Willie Henry WWWWDW City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
KO
1927-05-04 Neil Clisby WWWDDL Lincoln WIN
Technical knockout
1927-04-11 Cowboy Billy Owens WWWLLL City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
KO
1927-01-01 Bill Hartwell DLL Kansas City DRAW
Points
1926-12-21 Mike Arnold DLLL Denver WIN
Points
1926-12-17 Joe Lohman LLDLWL Cedar Rapids WIN
1926-12-15 Mike Dalton Denver WIN
KO
1926-11-23 George Godfrey LWLWWW Armory, Portland
1926-11-12 Duke Horn WWWW Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis WIN
1926-11-03 Joe Lohman LWLLDL Des Moines LOST
1926-10-05 Tiny Jim Herman WWWWLD Armory, Portland WIN
Points
1926-09-06 Seal Harris Auditorium, Cedar Rapids WIN
KO
1926-09-01 Tut Jackson WLDLL Omaha WIN
KO
1926-08-23 Joe Gilmore W Auditorium, Cedar Rapids WIN
1926-08-02 Tut Jackson WWLDL Auditorium, Cedar Rapids WIN
KO
1926-04-30 George Bourland WWLWWW Garrick Theater, Des Moines WIN
KO
1926-04-24 Wildcat Banks Cudahy Recreation Hall, Sioux City WIN
KO
1926-04-12 Brad Simmons DWWWWW Topeka WIN
KO
1926-03-25 George Bourland WWWWWW Omaha WIN
KO
1926-03-17 Tut Jackson DWWLD Wichita WIN
KO
1926-02-27 Bill Hartwell D Cudahy Recreation Hall, Sioux City WIN
Technical knockout
1925-12-17 Tut Jackson WDWWL Topeka DRAW
Points
1925-12-11 Farmer Lodge LWLDLW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
1925-11-25 Tut Jackson WWDWW Topeka WIN
Points
1925-11-13 Clinton Moore Omaha WIN
KO
1925-11-12 George Bourland WWWWWW Des Moines LOST
1925-01-10 Fred Fulton WWWWLL WIN
KO
1923-08-15 Sam Langford WWWWLW Mexico City WIN
KO
1923-07-01 Porky Dan Flynn LLLWWW WIN
KO
1922-07-17 Sam Langford WWWDWD Tulsa LOST
Corner retirement
1922-06-19 Sam Langford LWWWDW City Auditorium, Galveston DRAW
Points
1922-05-02 Brad Simmons WWWLW City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
KO
1922-04-03 Cowboy Billy Owens WW City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
KO
1921-12-17 Jack Taylor WLLLWL Omaha DRAW
Points
1921-10-06 Ben Miller LWWWWW York LOST
1921-08-12 Jack Taylor LWLLLW Omaha WIN
Points
1921-07-20 Sam Langford WDWDWW Omaha LOST
KO
1920-08-30 Sam Langford WWWWWW Walthill LOST
Points
1920-08-24 Young Peter Jackson Omaha WIN
KO
1920-01-01 Whirlwind Langford LWWD Camp Little, Nogales LOST
1919-12-22 Whirlwind Langford LWW Elysian Grove Pavilion, Tucson DRAW
Points