Curtis Cokes boxer

Curtis Cokes boxer
bouts
80
won
62
lost
14
draw
4
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1958-03-24
Height
5′ 8″/173cm
Reach
73″/185cm
Age
-
Born
1937-06-15
Death
-
Nationality
USA

On March 24, 1958, he began to box professionally, defeating another boxer who would later fight for the world title, Manuel Gonzalez, by a six round decision. He won eleven fights in a row, including a second match with Gonzalez, before losing to Gonzalez in their third fight, on April 27, 1959. His next fight, against Garland Randall on June 18 of the same year, ended in a three round no contest. He and Randall had an immediate rematch and on August 27, he knocked out Randall in the first round. He had an additional fourteen fights, going 11-2-1 in that span (his one draw was against Kenny Lane, a boxer who twice challenged Carlos Ortiz for world championships), before facing Luis Rodriguez, another world welterweight champion, on September 3, 1961. He beat Rodriguez by a ten round decision, outpointed Gonzalez in their fourth fight, and lost to Rodriguez in their second fight, also by points. He went 13-4 in his next seventeen fights, and, after losing by a ten round decision to Eddie Pace at Los Angeles, California, on August 27, 1964, he announced his retirement. On October 14 of that year, however, he announced he was returning to boxing.After winning three fights in a row, he and Gonzalez were matched for a fifth time, on August 24, 1966, this time for the WBA/WBC vacant world welterweight title, in New Orleans. Cokes outpointed Manuel Gonzalez to become world welterweight champion. On November 28 of 1966, he retained the crown against Jean Josselin of France by a fifteen round decision. Nat Fleischer was one of the judges for that fight.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1972-10-05 Ezra Mzinyane LLLWLL Langa Stadium, Cape Town WIN
Points
1972-09-23 Joseph Hali WWLLWW Centenary Hall, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth WIN
Points
1972-09-09 Elijah Makhathini DWWWWW Curries Fountain, Durban LOST
Points
1971-12-02 Carlos Alberto Salinas LWLWLW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento LOST
Split-decision
1971-05-24 Rafael Gutierrez WWWWDL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOST
Split-decision
1971-03-17 Fate Davis LLWWLL Armory, Akron DRAW
Points
1970-11-03 Billy Braggs WWWWWW Eagles Club, Milwaukee WIN
Technical knockout
1970-09-29 Harold Richardson WWLLLW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1970-09-11 Fate Davis LWLLWW Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth WIN
Unanimous decision
1970-08-10 Danny Perez LWWLLL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1970-01-27 Roberto Pena LWLLLL Convention Center, Fort Worth WIN
KO
1969-06-29 Jose Napoles WWWWWW Monumental Plaza de Toros México, Mexico City LOST
Corner retirement
1969-04-18 Jose Napoles WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood LOST
Corner retirement
1969-02-10 Don Cobbs WWLWWW Arena Exposition Hall, Saint Louis WIN
KO
1968-10-21 Ramon La Cruz WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-07-05 Joseph Sishi WWWWWW New Kingsmead Soccer Stadium, Durban WIN
KO
1968-06-29 Willie Ludick WWWWWL Praça de Touros Monumental, Maputo WIN
Technical knockout
1968-06-15 Joe N'Gidi WLLWWW Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Corner retirement
1968-04-16 Willie Ludick WWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1968-03-15 Jimmy Lester LLWWLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-02-05 Jean Josselin WWLWDW Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
Unanimous decision
1967-10-02 Charley Shipes WWWDWW Oakland Arena, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
1967-05-19 Francois Pavilla WWWWDL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1967-03-31 Gypsy Joe Harris WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1967-02-20 Ted Whitfield WWWWLL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
KO
1967-01-23 Francois Pavilla WWWWWW Palais des Sports, Paris DRAW
Points
1966-11-28 Jean Josselin WWLWWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-09-27 Enrique Cruz WLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
1966-08-24 Manuel Gonzalez WWWWLW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-07-06 Luis Rodriguez WWWWLW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
1965-12-13 Billy Collins LWWLWL Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
1965-04-23 Fortunato Manca WWWWLW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
Points
1965-03-15 Marshall Wells WLWLWD Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1964-08-27 Eddie Pace LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Points
1964-08-10 Al Andrews LWWLWL Kearney Bowl, Fresno WIN
Points
1964-06-09 Al Andrews DLWWLW Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-05-12 Tony Montano WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-05-01 Stanley Hayward WWWLWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOST
Technical knockout
1963-05-30 Flory Olguin WWLWWD Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
1963-05-21 Stan Harrington WLWLLW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-04-20 Jose Stable WWWLWW Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens LOST
Unanimous decision
1963-02-25 Joey Parks WLWLWL Wichita Falls WIN
KO
1963-02-11 Johnny Newman WWWWWW Moulin Rouge, Hollywood WIN
KO
1962-12-10 Gregorio Ceniceros LLLWWD Dallas WIN
KO
1962-11-15 Hubert Jackson WWWLLL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
1962-09-08 Manuel Alvarez LWWWWW Monterrey LOST
Unanimous decision
1962-08-22 Joey Limas WLWWLW Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-05-11 Rudolph Bent LDLLLL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
KO
1962-04-06 Hilario Morales WLLLWW Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1962-02-13 Kid Rayo WLLLLW Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio WIN
Split-decision
1962-01-23 Carlos Macias LLDWLL Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
1961-12-02 Luis Rodriguez WWWLWW Convention Center, Miami Beach LOST
Unanimous decision
1961-09-14 Manuel Gonzalez WDWDLW Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-08-03 Luis Rodriguez WLWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Split-decision
1961-06-08 Kenny Lane LWLDWW Texas Livestock Coliseum, Dallas DRAW
Points
1961-04-04 Hilario Morales LLWWWL Auditorio Municipal, Ciudad Juarez LOST
Unanimous decision
1961-02-13 Charley Tombstone Smith WLLLLL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-01-16 Joe Miceli LLDLWL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-10-24 Stefan Redl WLLLLL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1960-09-13 Joe Louis Hargrove LLWLWL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1960-07-29 Pete Ruiz WWWWWD Dudley Field, El Paso WIN
Technical knockout
1960-03-01 Lovell Jenkins DL Sports Arena, Amarillo WIN
Points
1959-12-14 Aman Peck WLLLWL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1959-12-02 Frankie Davis WLW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston LOST
Split-decision
1959-09-14 Mel Ferguson WWWLLL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-08-27 Reggie Williams WWLLWL Memorial Stadium, Baton Rouge WIN
KO
1959-07-27 Rip Randall WWWWWD Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
KO
1959-05-18 Rip Randall WWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas DRAW
1959-04-27 Manuel Gonzalez LWLLLW Sportatorium, Dallas LOST
Split-decision
1959-04-01 Henry Watson LDWWWL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Points
1959-01-20 Babe McCarron WLWWWL Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock WIN
Technical knockout
1958-12-01 Ruben Flores WLW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Points
1958-11-22 Manuel Gonzalez WDWLWL Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock WIN
Split-decision
1958-10-27 Elmo Tex Henderson LWWWLW Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-06-30 Sammy Williams LLLLLL Memorial Auditorium, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1958-05-26 Cecil Courtney LWD Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-05-12 Babe Vance WWLWLL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-04-28 Jimmy Leach LWDLLL Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-04-07 Gil Tapia LLLDWW Sportatorium, Dallas WIN
Points
1958-03-24 Manuel Gonzalez WWLWDL Midland High School Gym, Midland WIN
Points