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Don Cockell boxer

Don Cockell image
Status inactive
Age 54
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1946-06-26
Born 1928-09-22
Death 1983-07-18
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Battersea, London, United Kingdom
bouts
81
won
66
lost
14
draw
1
bouts
81
won
66
lost
14
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 54
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1946-06-26
Born 1928-09-22
Death 1983-07-18
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Battersea, London, United Kingdom

Donald John "Don" Cockell (22 September 1928 – 18 July 1983) was an English boxer. He fought for most of his career as a light-heavyweight and became the British and European champion at that weight. Later in his career he moved up to heavyweight and held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. He is best remembered for fighting against Rocky Marciano for the world heavyweight championship. Cockell defeated a number of top heavyweights in his career, including Roland La Starza, Harry Matthews (twice), Tommy Farr, Freddie Beshore, Johnny Arthur, Johnny Williams and Uber Bacilieri. In his earlier incarnation as a Light Heavyweight he defeated top contenders such as Nick Barone, Albert Yvel, Lloyd Marshall and Albert Finch.

Donald John "Don" Cockell (22 September 1928 – 18 July 1983) was an English boxer. He fought for most of his career as a light-heavyweight and became the British and European champion at that weight. Later in his career he moved up to heavyweight and held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. He is best remembered for fighting against Rocky Marciano for the world heavyweight championship. Cockell defeated a number of top heavyweights in his career, including Roland La Starza, Harry Matthews (twice), Tommy Farr, Freddie Beshore, Johnny Arthur, Johnny Williams and Uber Bacilieri. In his earlier incarnation as a Light Heavyweight he defeated top contenders such as Nick Barone, Albert Yvel, Lloyd Marshall and Albert Finch.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 24, 1956 Kitione Lave WLWLWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington LOSS
KO
Sept. 13, 1955 Nino Valdes WWWWLL White City Stadium, White City LOSS
Corner retirement
May 16, 1955 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Kezar Stadium, San Francisco World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 31, 1954 Harry Matthews DWLWWL Sicks' Stadium, Seattle WIN
Corner retirement
June 1, 1954 Harry Matthews WDWLWW White City Stadium, White City WIN
Points
March 30, 1954 Roland LaStarza WWLWWL Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
Points
Jan. 30, 1954 Johnny Arthur WLWWWW Rand Stadium, Johannesburg Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 5, 1953 Uber Bacilieri LWWWDD Granby Halls, Leicester Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 7, 1953 Harry Matthews WLWWDW Sicks' Stadium, Seattle WIN
Split-decision
May 12, 1953 Johnny Williams WWWWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 9, 1953 Tommy Farr WWWWWL Ice Rink, Nottingham Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1952 Frank Bell WWWDLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1952 Paddy Slavin WWLLWL Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 1952 Randolph Turpin WWWLWW White City Stadium, White City BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 20, 1952 Renato Tontini WWWDLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
Dec. 4, 1951 Jimmy Slade WWWWDL Harringay Arena, Harringay LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1951 Albert Finch WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 5, 1951 Nick Barone WWLWLL White City Stadium, White City WIN
KO
April 24, 1951 Freddie Beshore LLLLLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
March 27, 1951 Albert Yvel WWWWWW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington EBU European Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 27, 1951 Lloyd Marshall WLWDLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1950 Lloyd Marshall WLWLWD Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
DQ
Oct. 17, 1950 Mark Hart WLWWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay vacant BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 4, 1950 Jimmy Carroll LLLWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 14, 1950 Lloyd Barnett WLWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1950 Aaron Wilson WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Feb. 13, 1950 Georges Rogiers WDWWL Granby Halls, Leicester Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 24, 1950 Aaron Wilson WWWWWW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington LOSS
KO
Jan. 17, 1950 Andre Lefranc LWLLLL Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 1949 Charlie Collet WWLLWW Corn Exchange, Reading WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1949 Don Mogard LLLLLW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1949 Gabriel Bigotte LLLLWL Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
KO
June 13, 1949 Bert Gilroy WWWLWL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
April 11, 1949 Jimmy Carroll WWWLDW Ice Rink, Nottingham LOSS
DQ
March 29, 1949 Paddy Slavin LWWLWW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1949 Mark Hart WDWLWL Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1949 Lloyd Barnett LWWWWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
Dec. 7, 1948 Doug Richards LLWLWW Corn Exchange, Reading WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1948 Johnny Barton WDWLWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
Oct. 25, 1948 Gene Fowler LWLWLL Grand Pier Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1948 Johnny Barton WWWDWL Granby Halls, Leicester LOSS
Points
Sept. 13, 1948 Henry Palmer LLL Corn Exchange, Newbury WIN
KO
Sept. 6, 1948 Gene Fowler WLLWLW Southampton WIN
Points
July 27, 1948 Johnny Williams WWWWLW Embassy Rink, Birmingham LOSS
Technical knockout
July 19, 1948 Trevor Burt LWWLLW Southampton WIN
KO
July 5, 1948 Dave Goodwin WWLWWL Ice Rink, Nottingham WIN
Technical knockout
June 14, 1948 Battling Joe Igo LLLLLL Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1948 Johnny Williams WWWWWW Highfield Road (Coventry FC), Coventry WIN
Points
May 10, 1948 Koffi Kiteman LWLDLW Ice Rink, Nottingham WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1948 Paddy Roche LLDWLL Corn Exchange, Newbury WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1948 Gene Fowler WLWWWL Baths Hall, Swindon WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 23, 1948 George Barratt LLLLLL Corn Exchange, Newbury WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1948 Jimmy Carroll LWWWDL Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells WIN
KO
Feb. 4, 1948 Reg Spring LWLLWW Caledonian Road Baths, Islington LOSS
Points
Jan. 12, 1948 Jimmy Carroll DWLWWW Town Hall, High Wycombe DRAW
Points
Nov. 18, 1947 Reg Spring LWLDLL Town Hall, High Wycombe WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1947 Dave Goodwin WWWWLL Drill Hall, Yeovil LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1947 Reg Spring LWLWWL Kettering Baths Hall, Kettering WIN
Points
July 28, 1947 Trevor Burt DLWLD Corn Exchange, Reading WIN
Technical knockout
July 21, 1947 Paddy Roche LLLLLL Grand Pier Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare WIN
Points
July 7, 1947 Arthur (Ginger) Sadd WWWWWL Corn Exchange, Reading WIN
Points
June 23, 1947 Matt Hardy LLLWLW Grand Pier Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare WIN
KO
June 9, 1947 Ronnie Croad WWWWWL Wembley Town Hall, Wembley WIN
KO
May 3, 1947 Harold Kid Anthony LWDWLW Corn Exchange, Newbury WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1947 Harold Kid Anthony WWLLLL Kettering Baths Hall, Kettering WIN
Points
Jan. 20, 1947 Jimmy Carroll WWLL Corn Hall, Cirencester WIN
KO
Jan. 6, 1947 Jock Taylor WWWWLL Town Hall, High Wycombe LOSS
KO
Dec. 16, 1946 Battling Joe Igo LLLLLL Kettering WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1946 Jimmy Carroll WW Town Hall, High Wycombe WIN
Points
Nov. 25, 1946 Reg Spring WLWWDL Corn Hall, Cirencester WIN
Points
Nov. 23, 1946 Paddy Roche LLWWLL Chard WIN
Points
Nov. 4, 1946 Frank Johnson LDLW Epsom Baths, Epsom WIN
KO
Oct. 14, 1946 Harry O'Grady WLWWWW Municipal Baths, Epsom WIN
Points
Oct. 10, 1946 Jock Taylor LWLLWW Watford Town Hall, Watford LOSS
Points
Oct. 7, 1946 Jimmy Sales LL Town Hall, High Wycombe WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1946 Trevor Lowder DLWLLL Rugby Co-operative Hall, Rugby WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1946 Harry Lawrence LWWLLD Town Hall, High Wycombe WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1946 Ron Baker L Watford Town Hall, Watford WIN
KO
July 31, 1946 Frank Baldwin LLLLLW Town Hall, High Wycombe WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1946 Sid Watts Watford Town Hall, Watford WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1946 Trevor Lowder WLDLWL Town Hall, High Wycombe WIN
KO