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Del Flanagan boxer

Del Flanagan image
Status inactive
Age 75
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Debut 1947-04-11
Born 1928-11-06
Death 2003-12-26
Nationality USA
Residence Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
bouts
130
won
105
lost
22
draw
2
bouts
130
won
105
lost
22
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 75
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8½″/174cm
Debut 1947-04-11
Born 1928-11-06
Death 2003-12-26
Nationality USA
Residence Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Flanagan was a native of St Paul. He and his brother Glen were known as the Fighting Flanagan Brothers. Both have been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, joining the Gibbons brothers, Mike and Tommy, also from Saint Paul.Flanagan began his career with 40 straight wins before drawing with Johnny De Fazio in March 1950. He remained undefeated until his 53rd fight, a loss to Tommy Campbell in June 1951. By the end of his career Flanagan had amassed an impressive record of 105 wins (38 by knockout) and 22 losses, with 2 draws. Before it was over he had fought such big names as Tim Dalton, Johnny DeFazio, Sandy Saddler, Jackie Graves, Beau Jack, Tommy Campbell, Jimmy Carter, Arthur King, Willie Pastrano, Johnny Saxton, Gene Fullmer, Kid Gavilán, Joey Giardello and Duane Horsman. His highest ranking was #2 during the 1950s, but he never had a title shot.

Flanagan was a native of St Paul. He and his brother Glen were known as the Fighting Flanagan Brothers. Both have been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, joining the Gibbons brothers, Mike and Tommy, also from Saint Paul.Flanagan began his career with 40 straight wins before drawing with Johnny De Fazio in March 1950. He remained undefeated until his 53rd fight, a loss to Tommy Campbell in June 1951. By the end of his career Flanagan had amassed an impressive record of 105 wins (38 by knockout) and 22 losses, with 2 draws. Before it was over he had fought such big names as Tim Dalton, Johnny DeFazio, Sandy Saddler, Jackie Graves, Beau Jack, Tommy Campbell, Jimmy Carter, Arthur King, Willie Pastrano, Johnny Saxton, Gene Fullmer, Kid Gavilán, Joey Giardello and Duane Horsman. His highest ranking was #2 during the 1950s, but he never had a title shot.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 20, 1964 Blair Richardson WWLWWW Glace Bay LOSS
KO
Jan. 29, 1964 Duane Horsman WWWLLW Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester USA Minnesota State Middleweight

LOSS
KO
April 16, 1963 Santiago Gutierrez LLWWLW Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio LOSS
KO
Feb. 27, 1963 Tony Montano WLWWWW Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester LOSS
Corner retirement
Jan. 30, 1963 Joe Davis WLLLLW Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Points
Nov. 2, 1962 Ernie Smith WDLLLL Hudson WIN
Technical knockout
April 27, 1962 Tommy Caldwell LLLWWL St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 9, 1962 Lee Ballard WLWLDL St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 26, 1962 Mel Collins WLDLLW Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Majority decision
Dec. 29, 1961 Tommy Caldwell LWLWLL Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 9, 1961 Ralph Dupas WWWLWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 29, 1961 Gert (Hottie) van Heerden WWWWWW Olympia Ice Rink, Johannesburg WIN
DQ
Feb. 22, 1961 Ernie Smith LLLDWD Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1961 Lee Ballard WWWLDW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 8, 1960 Johnny Nieman LW Coliseum, Sioux Falls WIN
KO
May 17, 1960 Wilf Greaves LWWWWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
March 8, 1960 Phil Edwards WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley
NC
Nov. 3, 1959 Samart Sorndaeng WWDWWL Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, Bangkok LOSS
Points
June 16, 1959 Joey Giardello WWLLLW Auditorium, Saint Paul LOSS
KO
April 28, 1959 Jimmy Martinez WWLWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 4, 1959 Ralph Dupas LWWWWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 29, 1958 Al Andrews WLWLLL Bismarck WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1958 Gil Turner WLLDWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 18, 1958 Virgil Akins LWWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
April 10, 1958 Walter Byars WWLLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Majority decision
March 17, 1958 Clarence Cook WWWWLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1958 Eusebio Hernandez WWLWLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 30, 1957 Abe Cruz LWLLWW Bismarck WIN
Points
Oct. 2, 1957 Yama Bahama WWLWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 24, 1957 Ralph Jones LWWWDL Hippodrome Fair, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
July 25, 1957 Gil Turner LLWWLW Midway Stadium, Saint Paul LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 24, 1957 Kid Gavilan WLWLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
March 11, 1957 Ramon Fuentes WWLWLW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 5, 1957 Joe Schmolze WWWLWL Auditorium, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Middleweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 10, 1957 Jim Hegerle LWWLWW Auditorium, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 15, 1956 Clarence Cook WWWWWW Legion Memorial Stadium, Monroe LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 17, 1956 Clarence Cook WWWWWW Legion Memorial Stadium, Monroe LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 20, 1956 George Boddie DWLLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
April 24, 1956 George Boddie DWWDWL Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
April 12, 1956 Abe Cruz LDLWLW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
March 21, 1956 Johnny Neal LLWWLW Arena, Saint Louis WIN
Points
Jan. 23, 1956 Willie Troy WWWLDL Fort Wayne LOSS
Split-decision
Dec. 15, 1955 Jimmy Martinez WLLLWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1955 Billy Newman L VFW's Sunshine City clubhouse, Saint Petersburg WIN
Technical knockout
July 26, 1955 Gene Fullmer WWWWLW Civic Center, Butte LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 9, 1955 Ralph Alvarez WWLLLL Superior State College Gym, Superior USA Minnesota State Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1955 Al Andrews WWLWLL Auditorium, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1955 Johnny Bratton WWWLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1955 Emil Evans WLLWWD Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1955 Bob Rossie DWLLWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 27, 1954 Maurice Harper WWWWWW Winterland Arena, San Francisco LOSS
Split-decision
July 16, 1954 Alfredo La Grutta LDLLLL Coliseum, Little Rock WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1954 Allie Gronik WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
March 29, 1954 Billy Pinkus WWWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 30, 1953 Johnny Saxton WWLWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 11, 1953 Chief Crazy Horse DWLLWD Legion Arena, West Palm Beach WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1953 Steve Marcello WWWWWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 16, 1953 Alan Moody WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
July 20, 1953 Alvin Pellegrini WWWWWD Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
July 14, 1953 Willie Pastrano WWWWWL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Split-decision
July 10, 1953 Aman Peck LLWWWL Charlotte WIN
Unanimous decision
April 28, 1953 Jimmy Martinez WWLWWL Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio LOSS
Split-decision
March 10, 1953 Eusebio Hernandez LWLWLL Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 7, 1953 Lester Felton WWWLWL Arena, Cleveland LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1952 Richie Anderson WLLLWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 1, 1952 Lester Felton LWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
Sept. 3, 1952 Johnny (Red) DeFazio LWLDLD Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 13, 1952 Danny Stepanovich WLLWWL Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1952 Johnny Bratton DWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
April 11, 1952 Arthur King WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 1, 1952 Juan Padilla WWLLWL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 25, 1952 Gil Turner WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 4, 1952 Manouk Markarian LLLLWL Miami Stadium, Miami WIN
Points
Dec. 27, 1951 Hermie Freeman LWWLWW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 5, 1951 George Araujo WWWWWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 2, 1951 Jimmy Carter WLWWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
Corner retirement
July 19, 1951 Tommy Campbell WWWLWW Auditorium, Minneapolis DRAW
Points
June 21, 1951 Tommy Campbell LWWWWL Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
Split-decision
May 14, 1951 Jackie Weber WLLWWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1951 Gene Parker WWWWWW Jefferson County Armory, Louisville WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1951 Billy Liggett LLLDLL Auditorium, Hartford WIN
Points
Jan. 26, 1951 Archie Whitewater WWLWLD Winterland Arena, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 18, 1951 Beau Jack WWWWLL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 28, 1950 Jackie Graves WWWWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1950 Sandy Saddler WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 9, 1950 Carlos Chavez WWLLLL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1950 Johnny (Red) DeFazio WLLWLW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
July 17, 1950 Reuben Davis LLWWLL Century Stadium, West Springfield WIN
Unanimous decision
May 1, 1950 Joey Barnum LLLWWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1950 Johnny (Red) DeFazio LWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
Feb. 13, 1950 Keith Hamilton DWLDDW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 12, 1950 Bobo Drago WLWWLL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Dec. 29, 1949 Ronnie Harper LWLLLW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 27, 1949 Teddy Davis WLLDWL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1949 Henry Schillizzi DWLLDW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Points
Oct. 10, 1949 Walter Demines WLDLWW Turner's Arena, Washington WIN
KO
July 19, 1949 Billy Liggett LLLLLL Auditorium Outdoor Arena, Hartford WIN
Points
May 25, 1949 Freddie Russo WWDLWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
April 27, 1949 Ernie Nogues WDLWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1949 Walter Kolby WLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1948 Charlie Baxter WLLLLL Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
Points
Nov. 18, 1948 Pedro Juarez WWLLWL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1948 Eddie Lander WLLWWD Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
Sept. 15, 1948 Gerald LaBroi WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
June 29, 1948 Del Cockayne LWWDWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Majority decision
April 16, 1948 Del Cockayne WLWWDW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 1948 Eddie Brant LWLLLD Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
March 17, 1948 Herman Mills LWLLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
March 11, 1948 Harry LaSane WWLWLL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1948 Freddie Latson LWLWLW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Feb. 20, 1948 Bulldog Camagueyano WWLLLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 1, 1948 Tim Dalton WWWWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Points
Dec. 18, 1947 Marion Rhoten LWWWLL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1947 Freddie Latson LWLWLW Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1947 Chet Martin LLLLWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1947 Dave Marsh LWWLWL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Points
Oct. 6, 1947 Pat Iacobucci WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
Oct. 3, 1947 Russ Moore LWLLLW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Sept. 26, 1947 Freddie Maes LLWWWD Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1947 Kippy Dumas LLLLLL Armory, Duluth WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1947 Ted Christie WWLLLL Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Points
July 23, 1947 Eddie Moore WLLLDL Duluth Municipal Stadium, Duluth WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 1947 Eddie Moore LWLLLD Baseball Park, Council Bluffs WIN
Technical knockout
June 20, 1947 George Weinholz Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
June 13, 1947 Dick Mays W Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1947 Ozzie Williams LLWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
May 30, 1947 Dick Weinhold WLWLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
April 29, 1947 Mickey Wilson LLWLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
April 18, 1947 Verdell Hildebrand Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
April 11, 1947 Merle Van Cleve D Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout