Coley Wallace boxer

Coley Wallace boxer
bouts
29
won
22
lost
7
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1950-03-15
Height
6′ 2″/188cm
Reach
78″/198cm
Age
77
Born
1927-04-05
Death
2005-01-30
Nationality
USA

Although Wallace, a Jacksonville, FL native, had a respectable record as a professional (20-7-0), his claim to fame came in 1948 when, as an amateur, he defeated future heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in the finals of the New York Golden Gloves Tournament.Wallace's contract was "owned" under the table by the notorious Frank "Blinky" Palermo, a member of the Philadelphia crime family. Palermo was imprisoned in 1961 for conspiracy and extortion for the covert ownership of prizefighters.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1956-04-28 Bob Woodall LWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
KO
1955-06-06 Alex Brown LWWLLL Maple Arena, Brockton LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-12-17 Bob Baker LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-10-01 Bob Baker WLLWWW Central Armory, Cleveland LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-05-12 Billy Gilliam WLLWWW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
Split-decision
1953-12-16 Ezzard Charles WWWWLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOST
KO
1953-09-28 Billy Gilliam LWLLWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1953-07-27 Sandy McPherson DLDLLL Fair Grounds Arena, Allentown WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-12-03 Bob Dunlap WLWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
1952-09-19 Jimmy Bivins WLLLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
KO
1952-04-21 Sandy McPherson LLWDLD Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-03-24 Willie James WWWLWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
KO
1952-02-01 Aaron Wilson WWLWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1951-11-09 Aaron Wilson WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-10-18 John Hubbard WWLWWL Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1951-09-04 William Sawyer WWWL Fair Grounds Arena, Allentown WIN
KO
1951-06-15 Elkins Brothers WWWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
KO
1951-03-09 Maynard Jones DWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1951-02-16 Vern Mitchell WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1950-12-11 Duilio Spagnolo LDWWLW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
Points
1950-11-06 Scotty Twyman WLL Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
KO
1950-10-16 Ben Harrison LLLWWW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
KO
1950-10-09 Joe Green LDLLLL Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
1950-09-26 Joe Peters L Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
KO
1950-08-07 Jimmy Bell LLWWLW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
KO
1950-05-17 Sylvester Salter LWWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1950-04-21 Eddie Brown WWLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
1950-04-07 George Washington LLWLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1950-03-15 Willie Brown WWLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO