Gene Fullmer boxer

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

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1963-08-10 Dick Tiger WWWWWD Liberty Stadium, Ibadan LOST
Corner retirement
1963-02-23 Dick Tiger WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas DRAW
Points
1962-10-23 Dick Tiger WWWWWW Candlestick Park, San Francisco LOST
Unanimous decision
1961-12-09 Benny Kid Paret WLWLLW Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1961-08-05 Florentino Fernandez WWLWWW Ogden Stadium, Ogden WIN
Split-decision
1961-03-04 Sugar Ray Robinson WWLWLD Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-12-03 Sugar Ray Robinson LWWLWL Sports Arena, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
1960-06-29 Carmen Basilio WWLWWL Derks Field, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
1960-04-20 Joey Giardello LWWWLW Montana St. College Fieldhouse, Bozeman DRAW
Points
1959-12-04 Spider Webb WLWWWW George Nelson Field House, Logan WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-08-28 Carmen Basilio WWWLWW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
1959-02-20 Wilf Greaves WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
1959-01-09 Milo Savage WLLLLL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-11-10 Joe Miceli LWWLLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
1958-09-11 Spider Webb WWLWWW Derks Field, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-07-07 Jim Hegerle LWWLWL Arena, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-03-03 Milo Savage WDLLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-11-15 Neal Rivers LWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
1957-09-04 Chico Vejar WLLWLW Arena, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-06-07 Ralph Jones WLWWWD Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-05-01 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
KO
1957-02-18 Ernie Durando LLLWWL City Auditorium, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-01-28 Wilf Greaves WWLWWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-01-02 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-09-22 Moses Ward LLLLLL Arena, West Jordan WIN
KO
1956-05-25 Charles Humez WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-04-20 Ralph Jones WWWLWW Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-02-17 Gil Turner DLLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1956-01-04 Rocky Castellani LWWWLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Split-decision
1955-11-25 Eduardo Lausse WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-09-28 Bobby Boyd WDLWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-09-12 Al Andrews LLWWLW Ogden Stadium, Ogden WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-07-26 Del Flanagan LWWWWW Civic Center, Butte WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-06-20 Gil Turner WWWWWD West Jordan Park, West Jordan WIN
Points
1955-04-04 Gil Turner WLWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-03-21 Govan Small WDWLLW Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-02-14 Paul Pender LWLWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-01-31 Marcel Assire WWWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-11-15 Peter Mueller WWWDWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-11-08 Jackie LaBua WWWLWL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-08-16 Dick Wolfe LLLLLL West Jordan Park, West Jordan WIN
KO
1954-07-29 Reno Abellira LWWWWW Arena, West Jordan WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-07-12 Govan Small WDWWDW West Jordan WIN
Points
1954-06-05 Rio Rico WLLWDL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
1954-05-17 Andy Anderson LLLLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Corner retirement
1954-04-26 Charley Cato WLLWLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
1954-02-06 Kid Leon LLWLLL West Jordan Junior High, West Jordan WIN
KO
1952-09-20 Armando Cotero LWWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-08-08 Mickey Rhodes WWDLWW Ogden Stadium, Ogden WIN
KO
1951-10-17 Baby Ray Vernal WIN
KO
1951-10-10 Rudy Zadell LLLLLW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
1951-10-03 Gary Hanley West Jordan WIN
KO
1951-09-25 Garth Panter WWLWWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Majority decision
1951-09-14 Sam Healy LDLLL Uintah High School Gym, Vernal WIN
Technical knockout
1951-09-07 Charley Cato WWLLLW West Jordan WIN
KO
1951-08-25 Buddy Sloan LDWWWL Hurricane WIN
KO
1951-08-24 Sam Healy LLDLL Hurricane WIN
KO
1951-08-01 Carlos Martinez WDWDLW Cow Palace, Daly City WIN
Technical knockout
1951-07-16 Lamar Peterson West Jordan WIN
KO
1951-07-09 Eddie Duffy L Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
1951-07-02 Eddie Duffy Vernal WIN
KO
1951-06-23 Gary Carr Midvale WIN
KO
1951-06-16 Andy Jackson West Jordan WIN
KO
1951-06-09 Glen Peck LDDLL George Nelson Field House, Logan WIN
KO