Don Fullmer boxer

Don Fullmer boxer
bouts
79
won
54
lost
20
draw
5
Status
inactive
Division
middleweight
Debut
1957-08-02
Height
5′ 9″/175cm
Reach
-
Age
72
Born
1939-02-21
Death
2012-01-28
Nationality
USA

Don turned professional in 1957 as a middleweight and beat some top contenders during his early career, such as Rocky Fumerelle, Rocky Rivero, and Joe DeNucci. However, he also lost to some good fighters, such as former champions Terry Downes, Dick Tiger, José Torres and Emile Griffith, as well as Joey Archer.citation neededIn 1964 he beat Jimmy Ellis, who later went on to win the World Boxing Association version of the heavyweight championship. The win against Ellis began a winning streak for Fullmer and he went on to defeat Griffith and Archer in rematches. This streak ended when he lost to Nino Benvenuti in Rome in 1966. Benvenuti went on to win the middleweight title, and after Fullmer beat Carl "Bobo" Olson he fought a rematch with Benvenuti for the title in 1968. He knocked the Italian down but lost a fifteen-round unanimous decision. While never a recognized world champion, Fullmer did win a bout billed as for the "World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship" when he defeated Joe Hopkins in 1967. This title was the precursor to the current super middleweight championship. Few in the boxing world recognized the legitimacy of that title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1973-09-24 Richie Kates LWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1973-04-21 Andy Kendall WWWDWL Capital Plaza, Frankfort WIN
Split-decision
1973-01-13 Billy Freeman WWLWLW Williamsport WIN
Majority decision
1972-10-14 Lino Rendon DLWLLL Cedar City WIN
Unanimous decision
1972-05-22 Amado Vasquez WLLLLW Salt Palace, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
1972-02-19 Pierre Fourie WWWWWW Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg LOST
Points
1971-10-19 Billy Wagner WWWWLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-09-16 Dave Thach LWWWWW Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo WIN
Split-decision
1971-06-22 Eugene Hart WWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1971-04-26 Bobby Cassidy WLWWL Felt Forum, New York LOST
Split-decision
1971-02-11 Tom Bogs DWLWLW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen LOST
Points
1970-07-11 Billy Douglas WLWWWW Lausche Building On The Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus DRAW
Points
1970-02-12 Tom Bogs WWWWWW Skojtehal, Gladsaxe DRAW
Points
1969-10-29 Doyle Baird DWWWWW Arena, Cleveland LOST
Split-decision
1969-05-26 Juarez de Lima WDWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1968-12-14 Nino Benvenuti WWWWWD Teatro Ariston, San Remo LOST
Unanimous decision
1968-09-18 Polo Corona LLLLLL Star Theater, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-05-29 Gene Bryant WLWWWL Derks Field, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-04-25 Billy Marsh LLLWWL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1968-02-20 Carl Moore LLLLLL Madison Square Garden, Phoenix WIN
Split-decision
1967-09-22 Ted Wright WDLLLL Weber State College Gymnasium, Ogden WIN
Unanimous decision
1967-06-22 Luis Garduno LLLLLL Adams Field House, Missoula WIN
Technical knockout
1967-04-03 Joe Hopkins WWWWWW Valley Music Hall, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
1966-11-28 Bobo Olson LWLWWW Oakland Arena, Oakland WIN
Majority decision
1966-10-17 Tony Montano LLLLWL Sportatorium, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-04-25 Stan Harrington WWWDWW Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-03-18 Jose Gonzalez LWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1966-02-04 Nino Benvenuti WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma LOST
Unanimous decision
1965-12-13 Joey Archer WWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Split-decision
1965-08-19 Emile Griffith WWWLWW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1965-06-21 Gene Bryant WWWLWW West Jordan Park, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1965-04-27 Andy Kendall WWWWWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas DRAW
Points
1965-02-23 Ferd Hernandez WWWWWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-10-21 Jimmy Ellis LWWWLW Convention Center, Louisville WIN
Split-decision
1964-09-11 Dick Tiger WWDWLW Arena, Cleveland LOST
Unanimous decision
1964-08-15 Ron Thompson WWLWWW Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene WIN
Technical knockout
1964-04-14 Fred Roots WWLWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento DRAW
1963-12-23 Souleymane Diallo WWWWDW Palais des Sports, Paris LOST
Points
1963-10-09 Jose Torres WWWWWL Armory, Teaneck LOST
Points
1963-07-03 Bobby Horn WWWWWW Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-05-05 Sandro Mazzinghi WWWWWW Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan LOST
Technical knockout
1963-04-18 Eddie Andrews WLWWLL Mathisen's Hall, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-02-14 Eddie Andrews DWLWWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-10-06 Emile Griffith WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1962-07-21 Juan Carlos Rivero LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1962-05-22 Terry Downes WLWWWL Empire Pool, Wembley LOST
Points
1962-03-16 Joe DeNucci WWWWDW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-08-12 Ted Wright LDWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1961-07-15 Rocky Fumerelle WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-02-04 Joey Archer WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Majority decision
1960-11-11 Buck Bellamy LWLLDL George Nelson Field House, Logan WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-09-14 Gustav Scholz WWWWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt DRAW
Points
1960-05-11 Stefan Redl DWLWWL Jenson's Gym, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-03-28 JC Johnson LWWLWW West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-03-05 Billy Blair WWWD Athletic Club, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-02-20 James Shorty L Jenson's Gym, West Jordan WIN
Technical knockout
1960-01-28 Virgil Akins LLLWLL Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-12-04 Doug Garrett LLLWDL George Nelson Field House, Logan WIN
Points
1959-08-18 Phil Moyer WDLWWW Auditorium, Portland LOST
Unanimous decision
1959-07-06 Eddie Andrews WLLWWL Convention Center, Las Vegas LOST
Majority decision
1959-04-04 Orlando DePietro LLWWLW Polo Grounds, Palm Springs LOST
Points
1959-02-09 Cornell Olds LLLWL Eldred Recreation Center, Provo WIN
KO
1959-01-16 Cornell Olds LLLW Uintah High School Gym, Vernal WIN
KO
1958-12-15 Roscoe Shamblin DWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-11-29 Willie Fuller Kanab WIN
KO
1958-11-10 Dick Bankhead WLWW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
1958-10-13 Curtis Barker West Jordan Elementary School, West Jordan WIN
KO
1958-09-11 Andy Maes WWLLWW Derks Field, Salt Lake City WIN
Points
1958-07-26 Chico Cirini Arena, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-07-07 Elmer Carter LLW Arena, West Jordan WIN
Points
1958-06-04 Cornell Olds LL West Jordan Park, West Jordan WIN
KO
1958-04-19 Frank Fellsen Springville WIN
Points
1958-04-05 Cornell Olds L Cedar City WIN
Points
1958-03-03 Elmer Carter L Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Points
1958-02-10 Billy O'Neill LWDWDL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-02-01 Amond Cadoll Southern Utah University Fieldhouse, Cedar City WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-01-28 Cornell Olds Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
1957-09-04 Johnny Hudson L Arena, West Jordan WIN
KO
1957-08-02 Joe Mortenson WLLL West Jordan WIN
Technical knockout