Eddie Machen boxer

Eddie Machen boxer
bouts
64
won
50
lost
11
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1955-03-22
Height
6′ 0″/183cm
Reach
75″/191cm
Age
40
Born
1932-07-15
Death
1972-08-08
Nationality
USA

Machen often fought at Civic Auditorium or the Cow Palace in San Francisco. His first bout was with fellow first-timer Raul Flores, whom he knocked out in the first round. He had eleven fights in 1955 and the six-feet, 195-pounder won them all, ten by knockout or technical knockout. He had eight more wins in 1956 against better competition. In 1957, he won all five fights he had, including two over former light heavyweight champion Joey Maxim. The Maxim wins made him a ranked contender. Around this time he was considered by some to be the perfect fighting machine.In April 1958, he met highly ranked Zora Folley and fought to a draw over 12 rounds. But he was then knocked out in one round by undefeated future heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson, in September. After being caught flush by an early unexpected big right hand Machen was floored three times, the last for some minutes.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1967-05-26 Boone Kirkman WWWWWW Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle LOST
Technical knockout
1967-03-28 Henry Clark DLWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento LOST
Unanimous decision
1966-11-21 Joe Frazier WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Technical knockout
1966-09-29 George Johnson LWDDLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-07-14 Jerry Quarry WWDWWD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1966-06-23 Joey Orbillo WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
1966-06-03 Manuel Ramos DLWWWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles LOST
Split-decision
1966-02-03 Karl Mildenberger WWWWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt LOST
Points
1965-05-10 Elmer Rush WWLWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco DRAW
Points
1965-03-05 Ernie Terrell WWWWWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1964-07-05 Floyd Patterson WWWLLW Råsunda, Solna LOST
Points
1964-02-17 Duke Sabedong LLWLDL Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
KO
1963-11-30 Dave Bailey WWWLDL University of Nevada Gym, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
1963-11-05 Bill McMurray LWWLWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
KO
1963-10-12 Alonzo Johnson LLWWLW Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
KO
1963-09-16 Ollie Wilson LLLWWL Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
KO
1962-07-10 Cleveland Williams WWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston DRAW
Points
1962-05-28 Roger Rischer WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-04-23 Bert Whitehurst WWLLLW Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1961-12-02 Doug Jones WWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-10-17 Brian London LLLWLW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Corner retirement
1961-09-16 Mike DeJohn WWWWWL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
1961-07-01 Harold Johnson WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City LOST
Points
1961-04-10 Mike DeJohn LWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
1961-02-22 Garvin Sawyer WLLLLL Stockton WIN
KO
1960-12-19 Wayne Bethea WLLLWW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-09-07 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Sicks' Stadium, Seattle LOST
Unanimous decision
1960-06-08 Alonzo Johnson WLLLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-05-20 Alex Miteff WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-02-26 Billy Hunter WLDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1960-01-18 Zora Folley WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City LOST
Unanimous decision
1959-10-27 Pat McMurtry WWLWWW Pacific Livestock Pavilion, Portland WIN
KO
1959-09-16 Willi Besmanoff LLLWWW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-08-11 Garvin Sawyer LLLWLL Memorial Auditorium, Fresno WIN
Points
1959-07-22 Reuben Vargas WLLWWL Centennial Exposition Arena, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
1959-05-20 Reuben Vargas WWLLWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-03-31 Clarence Williams LWLLWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
1959-03-05 Young Jack Johnson WLWLWL Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-09-14 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWW Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg LOST
KO
1958-04-09 Zora Folley WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City DRAW
Points
1957-11-13 Tommy Jackson WWLWWL Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Corner retirement
1957-09-18 Edgardo Romero WLLLLL Auditorium, Portland WIN
KO
1957-07-24 Bob Baker LLWWLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-05-03 Joey Maxim WWLLWL Freedom Hall, Louisville WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-01-25 Joey Maxim LWWLLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-12-05 Johnny Summerlin WWWWLL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-10-24 John Holman WLWWWL Armory, Portland WIN
KO
1956-09-04 Julio Mederos LLLWLL Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-08-16 Walter Hafer LLWWLW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
1956-07-11 Nino Valdes LLWLLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1956-06-18 Matt Jackson WWWWWL San Francisco Gardens, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
1956-04-16 Nino Valdes WWLLWL Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-02-22 Julio Mederos LWLLLW San Francisco Gardens, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-12-12 Ben Wise WLWLLW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-11-22 Max Chris WWWWWW Auditorium, Richmond WIN
KO
1955-09-27 Howard King DLWWLW Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
1955-09-13 Bill Davis Auditorium, Richmond WIN
KO
1955-08-26 Frank Buford LLLLLL Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
1955-08-08 Shamus Jones WDWWLL Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco WIN
KO
1955-06-22 Artie Lucido WWDL Polo Grounds, New York WIN
KO
1955-05-14 Clarence Williams LW Redding WIN
KO
1955-04-13 George Kennedy LLDLLD Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
KO
1955-03-29 Ed Robertson Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
1955-03-22 Raul Flores W Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout