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Eddie Machen boxer

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

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 Titles Result
May 26, 1967 Boone Kirkman WWWWWW Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle LOSS
Technical knockout
March 28, 1967 Henry Clark DLWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento USA California State Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 21, 1966 Joe Frazier WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1966 George Johnson LWDDLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
July 14, 1966 Jerry Quarry WWDWWD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1966 Joey Orbillo WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
June 3, 1966 Manuel Ramos DLWWWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 3, 1966 Karl Mildenberger WWWWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt LOSS
Points
May 10, 1965 Elmer Rush WWLWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco DRAW
Points
March 5, 1965 Ernie Terrell WWWWWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago vacant World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 5, 1964 Floyd Patterson WWWLLW Råsunda, Solna LOSS
Points
Feb. 17, 1964 Duke Sabedong LLWLDL Kezar Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 1963 Dave Bailey WWWLDL University of Nevada Gym, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 5, 1963 Bill McMurray LWWLWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
KO
Oct. 12, 1963 Alonzo Johnson LLWWLW Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1963 Ollie Wilson LLLWWL Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
KO
July 10, 1962 Cleveland Williams WWWWWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston DRAW
Points
May 28, 1962 Roger Rischer WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
April 23, 1962 Bert Whitehurst WWLLLW Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1961 Doug Jones WWWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1961 Brian London LLLWLW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 16, 1961 Mike DeJohn WWWWWL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
July 1, 1961 Harold Johnson WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Points
April 10, 1961 Mike DeJohn LWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 22, 1961 Garvin Sawyer WLLLLL Stockton WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1960 Wayne Bethea WLLLWW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 7, 1960 Sonny Liston WWWWWW Sicks' Stadium, Seattle LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 8, 1960 Alonzo Johnson WLLLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
May 20, 1960 Alex Miteff WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1960 Billy Hunter WLDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1960 Zora Folley WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 27, 1959 Pat McMurtry WWLWWW Pacific Livestock Pavilion, Portland WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1959 Willi Besmanoff LLLWWW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1959 Garvin Sawyer LLLWLL Memorial Auditorium, Fresno WIN
Points
July 22, 1959 Reuben Vargas WLLWWL Centennial Exposition Arena, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1959 Reuben Vargas WWLLWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1959 Clarence Williams LWLLWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
March 5, 1959 Young Jack Johnson WLWLWL Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 14, 1958 Ingemar Johansson WWWWWW Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg LOSS
KO
April 9, 1958 Zora Folley WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City DRAW
Points
Nov. 13, 1957 Tommy Jackson WWLWWL Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 18, 1957 Edgardo Romero WLLLLL Auditorium, Portland WIN
KO
July 24, 1957 Bob Baker LLWWLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
May 3, 1957 Joey Maxim WWLLWL Freedom Hall, Louisville WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 25, 1957 Joey Maxim LWWLLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 5, 1956 Johnny Summerlin WWWWLL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 24, 1956 John Holman WLWWWL Armory, Portland WIN
KO
Sept. 4, 1956 Julio Mederos LLLWLL Auditorium, Portland WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1956 Walter Hafer LLWWLW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
July 11, 1956 Nino Valdes LLWLLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
KO
June 18, 1956 Matt Jackson WWWWWL San Francisco Gardens, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1956 Nino Valdes WWLLWL Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 22, 1956 Julio Mederos LWLLLW San Francisco Gardens, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1955 Ben Wise WLWLLW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1955 Max Chris WWWWWW Auditorium, Richmond WIN
KO
Sept. 27, 1955 Howard King DLWWLW Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1955 Bill Davis Auditorium, Richmond WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1955 Frank Buford LLLLLL Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1955 Shamus Jones WDWWLL Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco WIN
KO
June 22, 1955 Artie Lucido WWDL Polo Grounds, New York WIN
KO
May 14, 1955 Clarence Williams LW Redding WIN
KO
April 13, 1955 George Kennedy LLDLLD Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
KO
March 29, 1955 Ed Robertson Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1955 Raul Flores W Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout