Carmen Basilio boxer

Carmen Basilio boxer
bouts
79
won
56
lost
16
draw
7
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1948-11-24
Height
5′ 6½″/169cm
Reach
-
Age
85
Born
1927-04-02
Death
2012-11-07
Nationality
USA

Carmen Basilio (Born Carmine Basilio, April 2, 1927 in Canastota, NY – November 7, 2012) was an American professional boxer who was the world champion in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions. He is also famous for defeating Sugar Ray Robinson to win the middleweight title. An iron-chinned pressure fighter, Basilio was a combination puncher who had great stamina, and eventually wore many of his opponents down with vicious attacks to the head and body. Basilio was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1957, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year in 1955 and 1957. In 2002, Basilio was voted by The Ring magazine as the 40th greatest fighter of the last 80 years.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1961-04-22 Paul Pender WWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Unanimous decision
1961-03-11 Don Jordan LLWWDL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-01-07 Gaspar Ortega WWWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-06-29 Gene Fullmer WWWWWD Derks Field, Salt Lake City LOST
Technical knockout
1959-08-28 Gene Fullmer WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City LOST
Technical knockout
1959-04-01 Arley Seifer LWLLWW Bell Auditorium, Augusta WIN
Technical knockout
1958-09-05 Art Aragon WWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1958-03-25 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Split-decision
1957-09-23 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWLW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Split-decision
1957-05-16 Harold Jones WWLWLL Auditorium, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
1957-02-22 Johnny Saxton WWWWWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
1956-09-12 Johnny Saxton WWWWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1956-03-14 Johnny Saxton LLWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-11-30 Tony DeMarco WWDWLW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
1955-09-07 Gil Turner WWWWDL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Majority decision
1955-08-10 Italo Scortichini LDLDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-06-10 Tony DeMarco WWWWDW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1955-01-21 Peter Mueller WWLWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-12-16 Ronnie Harper LLLLLL Armory, Akron WIN
Corner retirement
1954-10-15 Allie Gronik WWWLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-09-10 Carmine Fiore WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-08-17 Ronnie Harper LLLLLL Fort Wayne WIN
Technical knockout
1954-06-26 Al Andrews WWLLWD War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-05-15 Italo Scortichini LLWDLL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-04-17 Pierre Langlois WLWDLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-01-16 Italo Scortichini LWWLLW Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami DRAW
Points
1953-12-19 Pierre Langlois WLLWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse DRAW
Points
1953-11-28 Johnny Cunningham LLWLLW Civic Auditorium, Toledo WIN
KO
1953-09-18 Kid Gavilan WWLWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse LOST
Split-decision
1953-07-25 Billy Graham WLLWWL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse DRAW
Points
1953-06-06 Billy Graham LWLLWW Memorial Stadium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-04-11 Carmine Fiore LWWLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1953-02-28 Vic Cardell WWWDLL Sports Arena, Toledo WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-01-12 Ike Williams LLLWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-11-18 Chuck Foster LLWWLL Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Technical knockout
1952-10-20 Sammy Giuliani WWDWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
KO
1952-09-22 Baby Williams WWWLWL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-08-20 Billy Graham WWWWDL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-07-16 Chuck Davey WWWWDW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-05-29 Chuck Davey WWWWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse DRAW
Points
1952-03-31 Jackie O'Brien WWWLLL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Majority decision
1952-02-28 Jimmy Cousins WLLWLL Armory, Akron WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-02-04 Emmett Norris WWWLLW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-09-26 Ross Virgo LWWWDL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-09-17 Shamus McCray LDWDWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Points
1951-06-18 Johnny Cesario LLWWWW McConnell Field, Utica LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-05-29 Lester Felton LLWWWL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse LOST
Unanimous decision
1951-04-12 Eddie Giosa WWLLLD State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-03-09 Floro Hita WWLLWL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Points
1950-12-15 Vic Cardell LWDLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1950-08-28 Eddie Giosa WLWWWL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOST
Points
1950-07-31 Guillermo Gimenez LLWLLL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Corner retirement
1950-06-21 Guillermo Gimenez DLLWLL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Corner retirement
1950-05-08 Gaby Ferland LLDLDD Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
1950-04-12 Gaby Ferland WLLDLD Coliseum Arena, New Orleans DRAW
Points
1950-03-27 Mike Koballa LWLWLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-03-06 Lew Jenkins LWWWLL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Majority decision
1950-02-07 Adrien Mourguiart LLLWLW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Technical knockout
1950-01-24 Cassill Tate LW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Majority decision
1950-01-10 Sonny Jim Hampton LWLWLL Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-09-30 Johnny Parker LLWWLL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Corner retirement
1949-09-07 Tony DiPelino WWDLLD Red Wing Stadium, Rochester WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-08-17 Johnny Cunningham WDLLLW MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse WIN
Points
1949-08-02 Johnny Cunningham DWDLLL Bennett's Field, Utica LOST
Split-decision
1949-07-21 Sammy Daniels LLWLLL Bennett's Field, Utica WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-07-12 Jesse Bradshaw LLWLWW MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1949-06-07 Johnny Cunningham LLDWDL MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse WIN
KO
1949-05-18 Johnny Clemons LDLWDD State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
1949-05-02 Connie Thies WDWWDW Sports Arena, Rochester LOST
Points
1949-04-20 Elliott Throop LL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
1949-03-18 Jerry Drain State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1949-02-17 Luke Jordan LLDLLL Sports Arena, Rochester WIN
Points
1949-01-25 Ernie Hall WWLL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
1949-01-19 Jimmy 'Jay' Parlin WLWWWW Kalurah Temple, Binghamton DRAW
Points
1949-01-05 Johnny Cunningham LWWWLL Kalurah Temple, Binghamton DRAW
Points
1948-12-15 Rolly Johns DLWWDL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
1948-12-08 Eddie Thomas WWLWWW Kalurah Temple, Binghamton WIN
KO
1948-11-29 Bruce Walters LWWLWW State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
1948-11-24 Jimmy Evans WWWLWW Kalurah Temple, Binghamton WIN
KO