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Gene Fullmer boxer

Gene Fullmer image
Status inactive
Age 83
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1951-06-09
Born 1931-07-21
Death 2015-04-27
Nationality USA
Residence West Jordan, Utah, USA
bouts
64
won
55
lost
6
draw
3
bouts
64
won
55
lost
6
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 83
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1951-06-09
Born 1931-07-21
Death 2015-04-27
Nationality USA
Residence West Jordan, Utah, USA

Fullmer began his professional career in 1951 and won his first 29 fights, 19 by knockout. His manager during many years of his career was his mentor, Marv Jenson, who encouraged many youth in West Jordan, Utah, to enter boxing as amateurs.Fullmer won the world middleweight championship on January 2, 1957, when he upset the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson by soundly winning a unanimous 15-round decision. On May 1, 1957 they fought a rematch. The fight began as expected, with Fullmer using his strength and awkwardness to bull into Robinson and really force him onto his heels. In the fifth round Robinson, while backing up, lashed out with what has been called the perfect left hook. It caught Fullmer flush on the chin and knocked him out.

Fullmer began his professional career in 1951 and won his first 29 fights, 19 by knockout. His manager during many years of his career was his mentor, Marv Jenson, who encouraged many youth in West Jordan, Utah, to enter boxing as amateurs.Fullmer won the world middleweight championship on January 2, 1957, when he upset the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson by soundly winning a unanimous 15-round decision. On May 1, 1957 they fought a rematch. The fight began as expected, with Fullmer using his strength and awkwardness to bull into Robinson and really force him onto his heels. In the fifth round Robinson, while backing up, lashed out with what has been called the perfect left hook. It caught Fullmer flush on the chin and knocked him out.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 10, 1963 Dick Tiger WWWWWD Liberty Stadium, Ibadan World Boxing Association World Middleweight

vacant World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Feb. 23, 1963 Dick Tiger WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Middleweight

DRAW
Points
Oct. 23, 1962 Dick Tiger WWWWWW Candlestick Park, San Francisco vacant World Boxing Association World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1961 Benny Kid Paret WLWLLW Convention Center, Las Vegas National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1961 Florentino Fernandez WWLWWW Ogden Stadium, Ogden National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Split-decision
March 4, 1961 Sugar Ray Robinson WWLWLD Convention Center, Las Vegas National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 1960 Sugar Ray Robinson LWWLWL Sports Arena, Los Angeles National Boxing Association World Middleweight

DRAW
Points
June 29, 1960 Carmen Basilio WWLWWL Derks Field, Salt Lake City National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 20, 1960 Joey Giardello LWWWLW Montana St. College Fieldhouse, Bozeman National Boxing Association World Middleweight

DRAW
Points
Dec. 4, 1959 Spider Webb WLWWWW George Nelson Field House, Logan National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1959 Carmen Basilio WWWLWW Cow Palace, Daly City vacant National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1959 Wilf Greaves WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 9, 1959 Milo Savage WLLLLL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 10, 1958 Joe Miceli LWWLLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1958 Spider Webb WWLWWW Derks Field, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 7, 1958 Jim Hegerle LWWLWL Arena, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
March 3, 1958 Milo Savage WDLLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1957 Neal Rivers LWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 4, 1957 Chico Vejar WLLWLW Arena, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
June 7, 1957 Ralph Jones WLWWWD Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
May 1, 1957 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago National Boxing Association World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Feb. 18, 1957 Ernie Durando LLLWWL City Auditorium, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 28, 1957 Wilf Greaves WWLWWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 2, 1957 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 22, 1956 Moses Ward LLLLLL Arena, West Jordan National Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
KO
May 25, 1956 Charles Humez WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1956 Ralph Jones WWWLWW Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 17, 1956 Gil Turner DLLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 4, 1956 Rocky Castellani LWWWLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 25, 1955 Eduardo Lausse WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 28, 1955 Bobby Boyd WDLWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1955 Al Andrews LLWWLW Ogden Stadium, Ogden WIN
Unanimous decision
July 26, 1955 Del Flanagan LWWWWW Civic Center, Butte WIN
Unanimous decision
June 20, 1955 Gil Turner WWWWWD West Jordan Park, West Jordan WIN
Points
April 4, 1955 Gil Turner WLWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 21, 1955 Govan Small WDWLLW Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 14, 1955 Paul Pender LWLWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 31, 1955 Marcel Assire WWWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 1954 Peter Mueller WWWDWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 8, 1954 Jackie LaBua WWWLWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 16, 1954 Dick Wolfe LLLLLL West Jordan Park, West Jordan WIN
KO
July 29, 1954 Reno Abellira LWWWWW Arena, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
July 12, 1954 Govan Small WDWWDW West Jordan WIN
Points
June 5, 1954 Rio Rico WLLWDL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
May 17, 1954 Andy Anderson LLLLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Corner retirement
April 26, 1954 Charley Cato WLLWLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Feb. 6, 1954 Kid Leon LLWLLL West Jordan Junior High, West Jordan WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1952 Armando Cotero LWWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 8, 1952 Mickey Rhodes WWDLWW Ogden Stadium, Ogden WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1951 Baby Ray Vernal WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1951 Rudy Zadell LLLLLW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
Oct. 3, 1951 Gary Hanley West Jordan WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1951 Garth Panter WWLWWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 14, 1951 Sam Healy LDLLL Uintah High School Gym, Vernal WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1951 Charley Cato WWLLLW West Jordan WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1951 Buddy Sloan LDWWWL Hurricane WIN
KO
Aug. 24, 1951 Sam Healy LLDLL Hurricane WIN
KO
Aug. 1, 1951 Carlos Martinez WDWDLW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
July 16, 1951 Lamar Peterson West Jordan WIN
KO
July 9, 1951 Eddie Duffy L Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
July 2, 1951 Eddie Duffy Vernal WIN
KO
June 23, 1951 Gary Carr Midvale WIN
KO
June 16, 1951 Andy Jackson West Jordan WIN
KO
June 9, 1951 Glen Peck LDDLL George Nelson Field House, Logan WIN
KO