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Bruce Strauss boxer

Bruce Strauss image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Debut 1976-06-01
Born 1952-02-06
Nationality USA
Residence Omaha, Nebraska, USA
bouts
137
won
78
lost
53
draw
6
bouts
137
won
78
lost
53
draw
6
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Debut 1976-06-01
Born 1952-02-06
Nationality USA
Residence Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Generally a middleweight using a "colorful" fighting style, Strauss opened his career on June 1, 1976 with a four-round decision win over Gary Maize (also listed as "Gary Maiza") in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has estimated that he has fought over 300 times over the years, with most matches taking place through using aliases and other forms of subterfuge to get around rules. His long career took him to multiple continents and saw him facing a large group of opponents.Strauss was often described as a boxing "journeyman", a title given to fighters who typically fight anyone and anywhere, often on short notice. Nevertheless, he became famous around boxing circles because of the number of fights he lost by knockout. Officially, he lost 28 fights by knockout out of a total of 53 losses, but it has been estimated that, combined with his fights using the Ruben Bardot alias, he might have actually lost more than 150 fights by knockout. He himself has made mockery of his knockout loss number, stating that he is "probably the only boxer in history that has lost by knockout on every continent."

Generally a middleweight using a "colorful" fighting style, Strauss opened his career on June 1, 1976 with a four-round decision win over Gary Maize (also listed as "Gary Maiza") in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has estimated that he has fought over 300 times over the years, with most matches taking place through using aliases and other forms of subterfuge to get around rules. His long career took him to multiple continents and saw him facing a large group of opponents.Strauss was often described as a boxing "journeyman", a title given to fighters who typically fight anyone and anywhere, often on short notice. Nevertheless, he became famous around boxing circles because of the number of fights he lost by knockout. Officially, he lost 28 fights by knockout out of a total of 53 losses, but it has been estimated that, combined with his fights using the Ruben Bardot alias, he might have actually lost more than 150 fights by knockout. He himself has made mockery of his knockout loss number, stating that he is "probably the only boxer in history that has lost by knockout on every continent."

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 24, 1989 Terry Jesmer WWLWLW Civic Center, Bismarck WIN
Unanimous decision
May 27, 1989 Dave Reynolds LLLLLL Civic Center, Bismarck WIN
KO
March 4, 1989 Howard Stern Civic Center, Bismarck WIN
KO
Jan. 26, 1989 Harry Arroyo WWWWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1988 Al Leavitt Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1988 Wayne Grant LLLLLL Saint Joseph LOSS
Split-decision
April 9, 1988 Wayne Grant LLWLLL Joplin WIN
Unanimous decision
April 3, 1988 Dave Reynolds LLLLL Civic Center, Bismarck WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 1986 Ron Falk Macy WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1985 Wayne Grant LLLLLL Holiday Inn South, Louisville WIN
KO
Oct. 1, 1985 Wayne Grant LLLLLL Lebanon Junction WIN
Unanimous decision
June 14, 1985 Al Bell L Downtown Athletic Club, Louisville WIN
KO
March 16, 1985 Danny Ferris WDWWWL Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 22, 1985 Jimmy McLean LL Civic Center, Hammond WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1985 Clyde Beattie WWLWLL Houston Field House, Troy WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 23, 1985 Ken Snider WWWWWW Tyndall Armory, Indianapolis LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 9, 1984 Jeff Silva WWWWW Continental Regency, Peoria LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 30, 1984 Ken Snider WWWWWW Ramada Inn Tropical Pavilion, Evansville LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 27, 1984 Mike Hutchinson WWWWWL Jaycee Fairground Arena, Tuscaloosa LOSS
KO
Oct. 23, 1984 Jack Callahan WWWWW Club Dimensions, Highland LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 10, 1984 Pete Podgorski WLLWLW Club Dimensions, Highland WIN
Split-decision
June 6, 1984 Danny Ferris WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City DRAW
Points
May 16, 1984 Billy Doyle LLLLLL Fort Wayne WIN
KO
March 23, 1984 Billy Turner WLLLLL Howard Johnson's, Rapid City WIN
KO
March 13, 1984 Mike Pollitt WLWDLW Club Dimensions, Highland DRAW
Points
Feb. 7, 1984 Mike Pollitt LWLWDL Club Dimensions, Highland LOSS
Points
Dec. 8, 1983 Brian Brunette WWWWWW Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul LOSS
Technical knockout
July 29, 1983 Dave Hilton WWWWWW Cornwall LOSS
KO
April 30, 1983 Fernando Rocco WDWLWW Lima LOSS
KO
April 12, 1983 Mike Pollitt WWLWLW Sherwood Club, Indianapolis DRAW
Points
March 5, 1983 Monte Oswald WWWWWW Bay City LOSS
KO
Feb. 24, 1983 Helier Custos WWWWWW Paris LOSS
KO
Jan. 25, 1983 Wilbert Johnson WWWWDW Sherwood Club, Indianapolis LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 8, 1983 Richard Thomas Danceland Ballroom, Davenport WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1982 Mike Pollitt LLWWLW City Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 1982 Mike Pollitt DLLWWL Sherwood Club, Indianapolis LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 27, 1982 Fred Morris Schollander Pavillion, Red River Valley Fair, West Fargo WIN
KO
Oct. 13, 1982 Harlen Holden LWWWLL Circle Campus, Chicago LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 7, 1982 Lester Groves LLLLLW International Inn, Winnipeg LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 17, 1982 Maurice Watkins WWWWLW Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette LOSS
KO
July 3, 1982 Sakaraia Ve WDWWWL National Indoor Stadium, Suva LOSS
KO
May 20, 1982 Billy Collins Jr. WWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
KO
April 23, 1982 Billy Turner WLWLLL Armory, Deadwood WIN
KO
April 20, 1982 Nick Wills LLLLLL Fargo WIN
KO
April 6, 1982 Dale Hernandez LWWLLL Convention Center, Omaha LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 26, 1982 Jean-Andre Emmerich LWLWWW Kiel LOSS
Points
March 18, 1982 Pete Susens LLL Dodge City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1982 Larry Puchta LLLLLL Ramada Inn, Sioux Falls WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 25, 1982 Charlie Keller L Ramada Inn, Sioux Falls WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1982 Al Ford LWWLLL International Inn, Winnipeg LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 30, 1982 Jean Marie Emebe WLWWWW Yaounde LOSS
KO
Dec. 31, 1981 Willie Dean WWWWL Sherwood Club, Indianapolis WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1981 Ghyslain Deroy WWLWWL Convention Centre, Winnipeg DRAW
Points
Nov. 30, 1981 Larry Stanton WLLLWW Richmond Hill Arena, Richmond Hill LOSS
KO
Nov. 25, 1981 Danny Long LLWWWL Freeport Hall, Dorchester LOSS
Points
Nov. 5, 1981 Charlie Peterson LLLLLL Holiday Star Theater, Merrillville WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1981 Pete Susens LL Dodge City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 10, 1981 Darrell Miller LLLLL Memorial Hall, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 7, 1981 Gary Holmgren WLWWLW Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul LOSS
Points
Sept. 25, 1981 Eckhard Dagge LWWWWW Cologne LOSS
Points
Sept. 20, 1981 Tommy Degen Grand Island WIN
Points
Sept. 4, 1981 Gordy Lawson DLWWLW Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1981 Nicky Jefferson Holiday Inn Convention Center, Omaha WIN
KO
Aug. 23, 1981 Ken Reed WLWDLW Grand Island WIN
KO
Aug. 7, 1981 Gordy Lawson DDLWWL Port Alberni LOSS
Points
July 23, 1981 Charlie Powell L Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Technical knockout
July 19, 1981 Mike McCallum WWWWWW Packard Music Hall, Warren LOSS
Technical knockout
June 13, 1981 Nick Miller LLLLWL Roosevelt High School, Gary WIN
KO
June 6, 1981 Billy Goodwin LLLLLL Amery High School Gym, Amery WIN
Split-decision
May 8, 1981 Jo Jo Jackson WLLLWL Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Split-decision
April 26, 1981 Bobby Plegge WLLWLW Memorial Civic Center, Canton LOSS
Points
April 23, 1981 David Braxton WWWWLW Cobo Hall, Detroit LOSS
Technical knockout
April 6, 1981 Mark Hughes LWLWLW Carlton Celebrity Room, Bloomington WIN
KO
March 28, 1981 Jimmy Baker WWWWDW Park West, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
March 19, 1981 Mark Hughes LWLWL Civic Arena, Saint Joseph LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 9, 1981 Marlon Starling WWWWWW Civic Center, Hartford LOSS
KO
Jan. 31, 1981 Tony McMinn WLWWWW Miami LOSS
KO
Jan. 11, 1981 Rowan Johnson Saint Louis WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1980 Ernie Davis WWLLLL Kansas City WIN
Points
Nov. 1, 1980 Pete Susens L High School Gymnasium, Garden City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 30, 1980 Darrell Miller L Commonwealth Convention Center, Louisville WIN
KO
Oct. 28, 1980 Malcolm Gordon Atkinson Hotel, Indianapolis WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1980 Danny Paul WWWWWW Mill Run Theatre, Niles LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 23, 1980 Johnny Compo WWWWWW Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 6, 1980 Charlie Keller Arena, Sioux Falls WIN
KO
Aug. 30, 1980 Dave Holmgren North Platte WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1980 Dave Gordon Grand Island WIN
KO
July 24, 1980 Dave Grant L St. James Civic Centre, Winnipeg WIN
KO
July 18, 1980 Nick Miller LWLLLL Grand Island WIN
KO
July 17, 1980 Bobby Czyz WWWW Ice World, Totowa LOSS
KO
June 28, 1980 Billy Turner WWLWLL Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City WIN
KO
June 20, 1980 Billy Evans LL Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne WIN
KO
June 18, 1980 Nick Wills LLLLLL Field House, Struthers WIN
KO
June 13, 1980 Charles LaCour WWWDW Frank Crane Arena, Nanaimo LOSS
Split-decision
June 6, 1980 Dave Bolden LWLLWL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
Points
May 13, 1980 Rodney Foster Market Square Arena, Indianapolis WIN
KO
April 26, 1980 Ron Madsap Hastings WIN
KO
April 24, 1980 Ralph Racine WLLWWW Convention Centre, Winnipeg LOSS
KO
April 19, 1980 Darryl Springer Council Bluffs WIN
KO
April 1, 1980 Nino Gonzalez WWWWWL Ice World, Totowa LOSS
Technical knockout
March 29, 1980 Juan Jose Gimenez WWWWWW Roma LOSS
KO
March 16, 1980 Ralph Jackson City Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Technical knockout
March 7, 1980 O'Dell Willis WWLWW Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
Points
Feb. 29, 1980 Dave Simmonds WWWWWW Frank Crane Arena, Nanaimo LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 9, 1980 Charlie Weir WWWWWL Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 1979 Frank Patterson Garvey Center, Wichita WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1979 Tim Ellis Coliseum, Evansville WIN
KO
Dec. 8, 1979 Dave Reynolds Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1979 Billy Evans Delaware County Fairgrounds, Muncie WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 1979 Macon Davis Convention Center, Miami Beach DRAW
Points
Nov. 16, 1979 Eddie Marcelle WWWWWW Jean Pierre Sports Complex, Mucurapo LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 1, 1979 Tim Mullens Century II Auditorium, Wichita WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1979 James Mullins Exhibition Stadium, Regina WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1979 Bryan Thompson Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1979 Pat Hallacy WWLWWW Century II Auditorium, Wichita LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1979 Charlie Peterson LLLWW Murat Temple, Indianapolis LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1979 Cicero Blake LLWL City Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Technical knockout
June 14, 1979 Terry Jesmer LLLLLW Convention Centre, Winnipeg DRAW
Points
June 11, 1979 Floyd Pearson WLWWWL Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
May 31, 1979 Ali Ayub L Centennial Auditorium, Brandon WIN
Technical knockout
May 12, 1979 Larry Mayes WWWLLL Henry Leavitt Arena, Wichita WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1979 Larry Puchta LLLLL Shamrock Lounge, Saint Paul WIN
Points
April 28, 1979 Clyde Spencer WLLWLD Civic Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1979 Ossie Quast WLLWL Convention Centre, Winnipeg WIN
Unanimous decision
March 16, 1979 Steve Kruger WW Kelly's Pub, Saint Paul LOSS
Points
March 14, 1979 Nick Miller Memorial Coliseum, Marshalltown WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1979 Roy Taylor LLWLL Century II Convention Center, Wichita WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1979 Dave Grant Kelly's Pub, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1979 Ossie Quast WLLW Palace Theatre, Saint Paul WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 19, 1979 Ivy Brown WWWWLW Glenwood Manor Convention Center, Overland Park LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1979 Mauricio Aldana WWLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1978 Bill Thompson L Saint Albert High School Gym, Council Bluffs WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 21, 1978 Cosimo Lacirignola LLLLLL Armory, Jersey City WIN
Points
Nov. 15, 1977 Clyde Spencer LWWWDW Ramada Inn Central, Oklahoma City WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1976 Hank Gregory LWWWLL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 2, 1976 Tony McMinn W Topeka WIN
KO
June 1, 1976 Gary Maize LL Red Carpet Inn, Oklahoma City WIN
Unanimous decision