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Clyde Gray boxer

Clyde Gray image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1968-03-13
Born 1947-03-10
Nationality Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
bouts
80
won
69
lost
10
draw
1
bouts
80
won
69
lost
10
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1968-03-13
Born 1947-03-10
Nationality Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada

On September 22, 1973, Clyde Gray challenged undisputed world welterweight champion José Nápoles for the latter's title. The bout took place at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto and was televised nationally in both Canada and the United States. Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali provided commentary. Although Gray, the second-ranked WBC contender, was very competitive throughout the 15 rounds, Nápoles' boxing skill was clearly superior to the challenger's. Nápoles won the bout by a comfortable unanimous decision. In a precedent-setting situation, the scores of the three judges were made known to the television audience (and thus to the two fighters' handlers too) after each round. Therefore Gray knew he was trailing in the fight and had to be the aggressor in the final rounds if he hoped to win the title. Gray's manager, Irving Ungerman, hoped this open system of judging would become the norm. Howard Cosell echoed that opinion too, but it never came to pass.On August 6, 1977, Gray fought WBA world welterweight champion José (Pipino) Cuevas at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. By 1977, Gray was on the downward side of his professional career, but he accorded himself well in the first round versus the heavy-punching Cuevas. However, Cuevas began to dominate the fight early in the second round and scored a series of solid blows. Gray was floored with a left hand blow that appeared to be not particularly hard. Gray fell forward and was surprisingly counted out by referee Chuck Hassett at the 1:28 mark of the round.

On September 22, 1973, Clyde Gray challenged undisputed world welterweight champion José Nápoles for the latter's title. The bout took place at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto and was televised nationally in both Canada and the United States. Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali provided commentary. Although Gray, the second-ranked WBC contender, was very competitive throughout the 15 rounds, Nápoles' boxing skill was clearly superior to the challenger's. Nápoles won the bout by a comfortable unanimous decision. In a precedent-setting situation, the scores of the three judges were made known to the television audience (and thus to the two fighters' handlers too) after each round. Therefore Gray knew he was trailing in the fight and had to be the aggressor in the final rounds if he hoped to win the title. Gray's manager, Irving Ungerman, hoped this open system of judging would become the norm. Howard Cosell echoed that opinion too, but it never came to pass.On August 6, 1977, Gray fought WBA world welterweight champion José (Pipino) Cuevas at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. By 1977, Gray was on the downward side of his professional career, but he accorded himself well in the first round versus the heavy-punching Cuevas. However, Cuevas began to dominate the fight early in the second round and scored a series of solid blows. Gray was floored with a left hand blow that appeared to be not particularly hard. Gray fell forward and was surprisingly counted out by referee Chuck Hassett at the 1:28 mark of the round.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 21, 1980 Allen Clarke WWWLWW Halifax Metro Center, Halifax Canada Welterweight

WIN
KO
June 20, 1980 Roger Leonard WWWWWW Olympic Stadium, Montreal LOSS
Split-decision
May 31, 1980 Cecil King WWLDWD Lindsay Arena, Lindsay WIN
Points
May 11, 1980 Mike Herron WWWLLL Halifax Metro Center, Halifax WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 1979 Chris Clarke WWWWWW Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax Canada Welterweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1979 Chris Clarke WWWWWW Halifax Metro Center, Halifax Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 13, 1979 Pete Ranzany WLWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento NABF Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1979 Thomas Hearns WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1978 Sakaraia Ve WWWWLW Churchhill Park, Lautoka Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 19, 1978 Sakaraia Ve WWWWWW Laucala Bay Hanger, Suva Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1978 Ray Chavez Guerrero WWWLWL Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax Canada Welterweight

WIN
KO
April 11, 1978 Alfonso Hayman LDLLWL Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 6, 1978 John Stef WLWDW Coliseum, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1977 Vernon Lewis WWLLWW Sparrow's Hideaway, Petit Valley, Port-of-Spain Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 4, 1977 Larry Smith WLWWWL Convention Centre, Winnipeg Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 6, 1977 Pipino Cuevas WWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
KO
March 22, 1977 Ray Chavez Guerrero WDWWWW Forum, Montreal Canada Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 27, 1977 Al Romano LLWWWL Jane and No. 7 Country Club, Toronto Canada Welterweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 18, 1977 Rafael Rodriguez WWLWWW Forum, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1976 Kevin Odus Halifax Forum, Halifax Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1976 Roy Johnson WDWLWW Toronto WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1976 Angel Robinson Garcia WDLLLW Halifax WIN
Unanimous decision
June 3, 1976 Garry Broughton LWLWDL Halifax Forum, Halifax WIN
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1976 Dave Oropeza LLLWLW C.N.E. Coliseum, Toronto WIN
KO
April 5, 1976 Jim Henry LLLWWL North Toronto banquet hall, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1975 Lawrence Hafey LWLWWW Halifax Canada Welterweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1975 Angel Espada WWWWLW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan vacant World Boxing Association World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 26, 1975 Sammy Rookard LLWLWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
April 9, 1975 Bobby Williams LLLLLL Hull Arena, Hull WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 1975 Marc Gervais LWLDWW Stampede Corral, Calgary Canada Welterweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 1975 Beau Jaynes WLLLLL Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 14, 1974 Fate Davis LLDDLW Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1974 Gil King DWWLWL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1974 Art Kettles LLDWWD Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 18, 1974 Bunny Grant WWWWDL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 3, 1973 Fernand Marcotte WWLWWW Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City Canada Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1973 Jose Napoles WWWWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto World Boxing Association World Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 15, 1973 Roscoe Bell WLWWLL Coliseum, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1973 Tony Berrios LLLLDL Halifax WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1973 Prince Jimmy Hamm LLLLWL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
March 9, 1973 Papo Villa LLWLLW Halifax WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 12, 1973 Eddie Blay WWWDWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 4, 1972 Irish Pat Murphy DWLWLL Halifax vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 1972 Otha Tyson WLWLLD Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 16, 1972 Ray Rose WL C.N.E. Coliseum, Toronto WIN
KO
May 1, 1972 Manuel Gonzalez LWLLLL Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1972 Marcel Cerdan Jr WWWWLW Marseille WIN
Points
Jan. 28, 1972 Lonnie States WLWWLL Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver Canada Welterweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1971 Armando Muniz WWDWWW Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach NABF Welterweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 2, 1971 Ray Chavez Guerrero WWWWLL Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal DRAW
Split-decision
Aug. 19, 1971 Vic Kid Doucette WLLWWL Coliseum, Toronto Canada Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 24, 1971 Gene Herrick LLWLDL Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
June 11, 1971 Walter Peanuts Arsenault LWWWWL Kitchener Canada Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1971 Don Ross LWWLLL Royal York Hotel, Toronto WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1971 Donato Paduano WWWWWL Forum, Montreal Canada Welterweight

WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 26, 1970 Benito Juarez LWLLDL Toronto Canada Welterweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 15, 1970 Frank Steele LWLWLL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1970 Eddie Wilson LWLLLL C.N.E. Coliseum, Toronto WIN
KO
April 27, 1970 Eddie Perkins WWWLWW Aragon Ballroom, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 15, 1970 Dave Hilton WWLWLL Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Points
April 7, 1970 Nick Peoples LLLWLL Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1970 Luigi Aprile WLLWLL Toronto WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1970 Humberto Trottman LLLWLL Royal York Hotel, Toronto WIN
DQ
Nov. 4, 1969 Dave Dittmar DWWWLD Royal York Hotel, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1969 Jack Clements DLLLWW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 1969 Juan Ramos LLLLLL Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
June 9, 1969 Freddie Cobb WWLWLL Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
May 26, 1969 Al Bashir LLDLLL Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
May 15, 1969 Clermont Bureau LW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
KO
April 21, 1969 Serge Proulx LLLWWW Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 3, 1969 Lorenzo Harris WWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 14, 1969 Jerry Wells LLWLLL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1968 J J Phillips Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1968 Arnold Sparks LWLLLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 15, 1968 Julie Mandell WWWWWL Masaryk Hall, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 17, 1968 Jason Smith Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 21, 1968 Luc Pivin WDLLLW Montreal WIN
Points
June 1, 1968 Primus Williams LLLLLW Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
May 8, 1968 Bobby Scott L Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1968 Mike Belski WWLWW Palisades Rink, McKeesport WIN
Technical knockout