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Buddy Turman boxer

Buddy Turman image
Status inactive
Age 73
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Debut 1954-09-28
Born 1933-04-12
Death 2007-04-01
Nationality USA
Residence Tyler, Texas, USA
bouts
62
won
45
lost
15
draw
2
bouts
62
won
45
lost
15
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 73
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Debut 1954-09-28
Born 1933-04-12
Death 2007-04-01
Nationality USA
Residence Tyler, Texas, USA

In his two years as an amateur in Texas, Turman accrued 20 wins five loses, and one draw, and he set a record for the quickest knockout in National AAU history.Turman fought his first professional match in September 1954, (at age 21) against Bobby Babcock, which he won. Five months later, Turman became the first white man to legally fight an African-American in Texas thanks to the efforts of African-American IH "Sporty" Harvey, who had successfully challenged boxing segregation in court. Turman won the match against Harvey on February 24, 1955

In his two years as an amateur in Texas, Turman accrued 20 wins five loses, and one draw, and he set a record for the quickest knockout in National AAU history.Turman fought his first professional match in September 1954, (at age 21) against Bobby Babcock, which he won. Five months later, Turman became the first white man to legally fight an African-American in Texas thanks to the efforts of African-American IH "Sporty" Harvey, who had successfully challenged boxing segregation in court. Turman won the match against Harvey on February 24, 1955

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 15, 1967 Rudolf Nehring DLDWWW Circus Krone, Munich WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1966 Manfred Ackers LLWDLL Festhalle, Frankfurt WIN
Technical knockout
April 15, 1966 Dave Bailey LLLLWL Ernst Merck Halle WIN
Technical knockout
March 10, 1966 Dante Cane WWLWW Milan LOSS
Points
May 28, 1965 Lars Olof Norling WDLLWL Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1965 Jack Bodell LWWWWW Civic Hall, Wolverhampton LOSS
Technical knockout
April 2, 1965 Ivan Prebeg WLDLWW Stadthalle, Vienna LOSS
DQ
March 6, 1965 Carl Welschou WWLLLL Neue Sporthalle, Hannover WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1965 Ray Cillien LLLLWL Ernst Merck Halle WIN
KO
Feb. 5, 1965 Piero Tomasoni WWLLWW Milan LOSS
Points
Jan. 16, 1965 Manfred Ackers WLLLLL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1964 Ulli Ritter WLWDWL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 3, 1964 Billy Lotter LWWWWW Caledonian Grounds, Pretoria LOSS
Points
May 5, 1964 Dave Furch LLWDLL Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 5, 1964 Sam Pride WWLDWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 5, 1962 George Johnson WLWLLL Tyler DRAW
Points
July 19, 1962 Franco De Piccoli WWWWWW Roma LOSS
DQ
Nov. 30, 1961 Pete Rademacher WWWLLL Fair Park Coliseum, Dallas LOSS
Technical knockout
March 25, 1961 Archie Moore WWWWLW Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 1960 Archie Moore WWWWWL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 26, 1960 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Forum, Montreal LOSS
KO
April 25, 1960 Sonny Moore WWDWWL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Majority decision
March 21, 1960 Sonny Moore WWWDWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Majority decision
March 1, 1960 Tommy Sims LLLLWL Sports Arena, Amarillo WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 1959 Donnie Fleeman LLLWWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas DRAW
Points
Sept. 29, 1959 Tommy Sims LWWWWL Tyler WIN
Points
May 29, 1959 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
May 5, 1959 Bob Albright LLLLDW Baseball Park, Tyler WIN
KO
March 21, 1959 Bob Albright WLLLLD Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
KO
Jan. 27, 1959 Billy Walters WLWLWW Tyler WIN
KO
June 30, 1958 Donnie Fleeman WWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 7, 1958 Jack Jacobs WWLLDL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
March 11, 1958 Dean Bogany LWWWLW Tyler WIN
KO
Jan. 28, 1958 Alvin Williams WLLWLL Tyler WIN
Points
Dec. 17, 1957 Oscar Pharo WWLWWL Tyler WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1957 Ben Marshall LWWL Tyler WIN
KO
June 27, 1957 Tommy Fields LWLLWD Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1957 Art Swiden WWLLLW Sportatorium, Dallas LOSS
Points
March 4, 1957 Jesse Brown LWWWLL Mayfair Arena, Tyler WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1957 Otis Carr Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
Jan. 21, 1957 Haywood Crosser LW Tyler WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1956 Ponce de Leon LLLLLL Ector County Coliseum, Odessa WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1956 Emil Brtko LWLWLW Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1956 Felix Antonio LLLWLL Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock WIN
KO
Aug. 16, 1956 Felix Antonio DLLLWL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
July 23, 1956 Paul Daniels L Tyler WIN
KO
June 21, 1956 Freddie Thompson WLWWLW Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
May 3, 1956 Dick Mays WL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
March 29, 1956 Ranchero Alonzo LLLLLL Waco Arena, Waco WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 28, 1955 Roy Harris WWWWWW Tyler vacant USA Texas State Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 7, 1955 Alvin Green DWLWWL Tyler vacant USA Texas State Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1955 Alvin Green WDWLWW Tyler vacant USA Texas State Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 18, 1955 Red Worley WWDWWD Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 20, 1955 Ponce de Leon LLWLLL Tyler WIN
Points
June 3, 1955 JD Harvey WLWLWL Tyler WIN
Points
May 5, 1955 Leroy Failes Sportatorium, Beaumont WIN
Technical knockout
March 18, 1955 Jim Saddler LWLLLL Tyler WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 24, 1955 JD Harvey LWLLLW Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 10, 1955 Buddy Babcock WLL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
Jan. 13, 1955 Oscar Pharo LLWWWW Birmingham LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1954 Max Baird WL Birmingham WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1954 Buddy Babcock WL City Auditorium, Galveston WIN
Unanimous decision