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Charley Polite boxer

Charley Polite image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Debut 1964-08-19
Born 1944-10-05
Nationality USA
Residence Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
bouts
59
won
18
lost
38
draw
3
bouts
59
won
18
lost
38
draw
3
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Debut 1964-08-19
Born 1944-10-05
Nationality USA
Residence Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Born in Garnet, SC,citation needed raised in Springfield, MA, he was described as an "odd American journeyman."Charlie Polite started off his career by defeating Abe Davis, Benny Spinola, and Kid (John) Crockett. However, his next 3 fights ended in losses. He later fought Joe Frazier, but lost by 2nd round KO. He fought in 49 more fights, and compiled a record of 17 wins (6 by KO), 39 losses, and 3 draws. By the time he fought George Foreman in an exhibition bout, he had lost 30 of 46 professional fights; in that fight, he went all of the scheduled three rounds, and kissed Foreman on the chin while the referee read the instructions.

Born in Garnet, SC,citation needed raised in Springfield, MA, he was described as an "odd American journeyman."Charlie Polite started off his career by defeating Abe Davis, Benny Spinola, and Kid (John) Crockett. However, his next 3 fights ended in losses. He later fought Joe Frazier, but lost by 2nd round KO. He fought in 49 more fights, and compiled a record of 17 wins (6 by KO), 39 losses, and 3 draws. By the time he fought George Foreman in an exhibition bout, he had lost 30 of 46 professional fights; in that fight, he went all of the scheduled three rounds, and kissed Foreman on the chin while the referee read the instructions.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 26, 1979 Willie Shannon WWWWWW Jantzen Beach Ice Arena, Portland LOSS
KO
March 16, 1979 Lee Canalito WWWWWW Civic Center, Savannah LOSS
KO
Dec. 9, 1978 Eddie Owens LLLLLW Civic Center, Springfield WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1978 Ron Stander LWLWWW City Auditorium, Omaha LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 1978 Gerry Cooney WWWWWW Westchester County Center, White Plains LOSS
KO
June 29, 1978 Joe Velmure DWLWWW Civic Center, Springfield WIN
Points
Nov. 25, 1977 John Dino Denis WWDWLL Providence LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 21, 1977 Dennis Jordan WLWWWW Civic Center, Hartford WIN
Split-decision
June 29, 1976 Ibar Arrington WWLWWW Seattle Center Arena, Seattle LOSS
KO
May 29, 1976 Bob Mashburn LLLLLL State Armory, Waterbury LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 24, 1974 Jerry Huston Jr LWWLDL New Bedford USA New England Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 23, 1974 Chuck Wepner WWWWWW Embassy Hall, North Bergen LOSS
KO
April 19, 1974 Giuseppe Ros WWWLDW Treviso LOSS
Points
Dec. 17, 1973 Jerry Huston Jr WWWLWW New Bedford USA New England Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 6, 1973 Jose Luis Garcia WWWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
July 2, 1973 Dave Roden LLWWLW Earls Court Arena, Kensington LOSS
Points
May 5, 1973 Santiago Alberto Lovell LLWWLL Ginasio Presidente Medici, Brasília LOSS
KO
March 27, 1973 Vic Brown LLLWWW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 23, 1973 Pedro Agosto LWLLWW Armory, Elizabeth LOSS
Points
Oct. 19, 1972 Mario Baruzzi WWWWWW Milan LOSS
Points
July 14, 1972 Jose Roman WWWLWW Ponce LOSS
KO
April 6, 1972 Earnie Shavers WWWWWW Packard Music Hall, Warren LOSS
KO
Sept. 27, 1971 Roy Williams WLLWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOSS
Technical knockout
July 17, 1971 Floyd Patterson LLWWWW Erie Arena, Erie LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 20, 1971 Fred Lewis WWWLWW Exposition Building, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 28, 1971 Jose Luis Garcia WWWWW Caracas LOSS
Points
Jan. 2, 1971 Juergen Blin WWWLWW Wiesbaden LOSS
Points
Oct. 8, 1970 Roberto Davila LWLLLL Embassy Hall, North Bergen WIN
Points
June 2, 1970 Jeff Merritt WWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1970 Paul Cardoza WWWWWW Exposition Building, Portland WIN
KO
Jan. 6, 1970 George Foreman WWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston LOSS
KO
Dec. 9, 1969 Joe Bugner WWWLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
KO
Oct. 7, 1969 Al Jones DWWWWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 9, 1969 Dave Zyglewicz WWWWLW South End Arena, Troy WIN
Majority decision
July 17, 1969 Paul Wright WWWLWL Exposition Building, Portland LOSS
Split-decision
May 24, 1969 Johnny Griffin WWWLWW Eastern States Coliseum, West Springfield LOSS
Technical knockout
March 18, 1969 Cleveland Williams WWWWWL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1968 Billy Williams WLWWLD Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Points
July 29, 1968 Bob Foster WWWWWW Eastern States Coliseum, West Springfield LOSS
Technical knockout
June 24, 1968 Forest Ward WWDW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
May 21, 1968 Ronnie Williams LLWWL Four Seasons Arena, Walpole WIN
KO
April 7, 1968 Dante Cane LWWLWD Brescia LOSS
Points
March 26, 1968 Jack O'Halloran WWWWWW Four Seasons Arena, Walpole LOSS
Technical knockout
March 23, 1968 Jose Roman WLLDWL Arena, Boston LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 18, 1968 Barrie McClennan Exposition Building, Portland WIN
KO
Sept. 7, 1967 Arnie Brower WLWWWD Exposition Building, Portland vacant USA New England Heavyweight

DRAW
Points
June 22, 1967 Roberto Petrauskas W Exposition Building, Portland vacant USA New England Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1967 Charlie Harris L Four Seasons Arena, Walpole vacant USA New England Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 8, 1967 Danny Swears LW Worcester vacant USA New England Heavyweight

WIN
Points
April 10, 1967 Ernie Bryant Mechanics Hall, Worcester vacant USA New England Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 4, 1966 Joe Frazier WWWWWW Hotel Philadelphia Auditorium, Philadelphia LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1966 Buster Mathis WWWWWW Westchester County Center, White Plains LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1965 Mike Bruce WWWLLW Boston Garden, Boston DRAW
Points
Sept. 13, 1965 Grady Clay W Mechanics Hall, Worcester LOSS
Points
June 21, 1965 Grady Clay Mechanics Hall, Worcester LOSS
Split-decision
May 25, 1965 Dick Greatorex WWWWWL Boston Garden, Boston LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 27, 1965 Kid John Crockett WWWWLL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1964 Benny Spinola LLLLLD Woodhouse Arena, North Dartmouth WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1964 Abe Davis LLLLLD Wahconah Park, Pittsfield WIN
Technical knockout