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Buster Mathis boxer

Buster Mathis image
Status inactive
Age 52
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1965-06-28
Born 1943-06-11
Death 1995-09-06
Nationality USA
Residence Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
bouts
34
won
30
lost
4
draw
0
bouts
34
won
30
lost
4
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 52
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1965-06-28
Born 1943-06-11
Death 1995-09-06
Nationality USA
Residence Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Mathis had a successful career as an amateur heavyweight boxer. He qualified for a spot in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, but had to withdraw due to an injury. He was replaced in the tournament by Joe Frazier who went on to win the gold medal.Mathis turned professional in June 1965 with a second round knockout victory over Bob Maynard.citation needed Buster Mathis went on to win his next 22 contests as well and qualified for a shot at the New York State Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title, which had become vacant after Muhammad Ali was stripped of the title for refusing to be drafted into the United States Army.citation needed

Mathis had a successful career as an amateur heavyweight boxer. He qualified for a spot in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, but had to withdraw due to an injury. He was replaced in the tournament by Joe Frazier who went on to win the gold medal.Mathis turned professional in June 1965 with a second round knockout victory over Bob Maynard.citation needed Buster Mathis went on to win his next 22 contests as well and qualified for a shot at the New York State Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title, which had become vacant after Muhammad Ali was stripped of the title for refusing to be drafted into the United States Army.citation needed

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 29, 1972 Ron Lyle WWWWWW Coliseum, Denver LOSS
KO
Sept. 5, 1972 Claude "Humphrey" McBride WWWWWW Fairgrounds' International Building, Oklahoma City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 1971 Muhammad Ali WWWWLW Astrodome, Houston NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 24, 1969 Jerry Quarry WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 3, 1969 George Chuvalo WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1968 James J Woody LLLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1968 Dick Wipperman LLLLLL County Stadium, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 5, 1968 Amos Lincoln WWLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
July 25, 1968 James J. Beattie WLWWWW Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1968 Mel Turnbow LLLLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1968 Joe Frazier WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant NYSAC World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 26, 1967 Gerry de Bruyn WWLDWW Frolundaborg, Gothenburg WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1967 Roberto Davila WLWLLL Johanneshov, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1967 Ron Marsh WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1967 Wayne Heath WWWWLL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1967 Sonny Moore LWLLLL Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
Technical knockout
May 12, 1967 Ed Hurley WLWLLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Feb. 6, 1967 Waban Thomas WWWLLL Astrodome, Houston WIN
KO
Nov. 17, 1966 Sonny Andrews LLWLWL Exposition Building, Portland WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 1966 Johnny Barazza WLWLLW Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1966 Marty Franklin War Memorial Arena, Johnstown WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1966 Bob Stallings LWWWWW Armory, Akron WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 29, 1966 Mert Brownfield LLWWLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
July 28, 1966 Charley Chase LLLWWL Exposition Building, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1966 Everett Copeland DLWDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1966 Tom Swift L Exposition Building, Portland WIN
KO
Feb. 16, 1966 Charley Polite WWLLLD Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 19, 1966 Mike Bruce WWLLWD Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 7, 1966 Chuck Wepner WDWWDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1965 Charlie Lee WDLLLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 23, 1965 Bob Stallings WLWWWW Grand Rapids WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 30, 1965 Bob Maynard LLWL Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1965 Johnny Shore Rock Island WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1965 Bob Maynard LLW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Technical knockout