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Carmen Basilio boxer

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

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 Titles Result
April 22, 1961 Paul Pender WWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 11, 1961 Don Jordan LLWWDL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 7, 1961 Gaspar Ortega WWWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
June 29, 1960 Gene Fullmer WWWWWD Derks Field, Salt Lake City National Boxing Association World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1959 Gene Fullmer WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City vacant National Boxing Association World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 1, 1959 Arley Seifer LWLLWW Bell Auditorium, Augusta WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1958 Art Aragon WWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1958 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 23, 1957 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWLW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Split-decision
May 16, 1957 Harold Jones WWLWLL Auditorium, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 1957 Johnny Saxton WWWWWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1956 Johnny Saxton WWWWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1956 Johnny Saxton LLWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 30, 1955 Tony DeMarco WWDWLW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1955 Gil Turner WWWWDL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 10, 1955 Italo Scortichini LDLDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
June 10, 1955 Tony DeMarco WWWWDW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 1955 Peter Mueller WWLWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 16, 1954 Ronnie Harper LLLLLL Armory, Akron WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 15, 1954 Allie Gronik WWWLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 10, 1954 Carmine Fiore WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1954 Ronnie Harper LLLLLL Fort Wayne WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1954 Al Andrews WWLLWD War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
May 15, 1954 Italo Scortichini LLWDLL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
April 17, 1954 Pierre Langlois WLWDLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 16, 1954 Italo Scortichini LWWLLW Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami DRAW
Points
Dec. 19, 1953 Pierre Langlois WLLWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse DRAW
Points
Nov. 28, 1953 Johnny Cunningham LLWLLW Civic Auditorium, Toledo WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1953 Kid Gavilan WWLWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse LOSS
Split-decision
July 25, 1953 Billy Graham WLLWWL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse USA New York State Welterweight

DRAW
Points
June 6, 1953 Billy Graham LWLLWW Memorial Stadium, Syracuse USA New York State Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 11, 1953 Carmine Fiore LWWLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1953 Vic Cardell WWWDLL Sports Arena, Toledo WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 12, 1953 Ike Williams LLLWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 18, 1952 Chuck Foster LLWWLL Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 20, 1952 Sammy Giuliani WWDWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1952 Baby Williams WWWLWL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 20, 1952 Billy Graham WWWWDL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 16, 1952 Chuck Davey WWWWDW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 29, 1952 Chuck Davey WWWWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse DRAW
Points
March 31, 1952 Jackie O'Brien WWWLLL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 28, 1952 Jimmy Cousins WLLWLL Armory, Akron WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 4, 1952 Emmett Norris WWWLLW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1951 Ross Virgo LWWWDL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 17, 1951 Shamus McCray LDWDWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Points
June 18, 1951 Johnny Cesario LLWWWW McConnell Field, Utica LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 29, 1951 Lester Felton LLWWWL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 12, 1951 Eddie Giosa WWLLLD State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 1951 Floro Hita WWLLWL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Points
Dec. 15, 1950 Vic Cardell LWDLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 28, 1950 Eddie Giosa WLWWWL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOSS
Points
July 31, 1950 Guillermo Gimenez LLWLLL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Corner retirement
June 21, 1950 Guillermo Gimenez DLLWLL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Corner retirement
May 8, 1950 Gaby Ferland LLDLDD Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
April 12, 1950 Gaby Ferland WLLDLD Coliseum Arena, New Orleans DRAW
Points
March 27, 1950 Mike Koballa LWLWLW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1950 Lew Jenkins LWWWLL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 7, 1950 Adrien Mourguiart LLLWLW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 24, 1950 Cassill Tate LW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 10, 1950 Sonny Jim Hampton LWLWLL Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 30, 1949 Johnny Parker LLWWLL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 7, 1949 Tony DiPelino WWDLLD Red Wing Stadium, Rochester WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1949 Johnny Cunningham WDLLLW MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse WIN
Points
Aug. 2, 1949 Johnny Cunningham DWDLLL Bennett's Field, Utica LOSS
Split-decision
July 21, 1949 Sammy Daniels LLWLLL Bennett's Field, Utica WIN
Unanimous decision
July 12, 1949 Jesse Bradshaw LLWLWW MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1949 Johnny Cunningham LLDWDL MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse WIN
KO
May 18, 1949 Johnny Clemons LDLWDD State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
May 2, 1949 Connie Thies WDWWDW Sports Arena, Rochester LOSS
Points
April 20, 1949 Elliott Throop LL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
March 18, 1949 Jerry Drain State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1949 Luke Jordan LLDLLL Sports Arena, Rochester WIN
Points
Jan. 25, 1949 Ernie Hall WWLL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
Jan. 19, 1949 Jimmy 'Jay' Parlin WLWWWW Kalurah Temple, Binghamton DRAW
Points
Jan. 5, 1949 Johnny Cunningham LWWWLL Kalurah Temple, Binghamton DRAW
Points
Dec. 15, 1948 Rolly Johns DLWWDL State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 8, 1948 Eddie Thomas WWLWWW Kalurah Temple, Binghamton WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1948 Bruce Walters LWWLWW State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse WIN
KO
Nov. 24, 1948 Jimmy Evans WWWLWW Kalurah Temple, Binghamton WIN
KO