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Gil Turner boxer

Gil Turner image
Status inactive
Age 65
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1950-05-01
Born 1930-10-09
Death 1996-05-13
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
77
won
56
lost
19
draw
2
bouts
77
won
56
lost
19
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 65
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 69″/175cm
Debut 1950-05-01
Born 1930-10-09
Death 1996-05-13
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Turner was a founding member of The New World Singers in 1962 with Happy Traum and Bob Cohen. His most notable musical credit, however, was his association with Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind". He was both the first person to perform the song - at Gerde's on April 16, 1962, the night Dylan completed it - and with The New World Singers, the first to record it.Turner wrote more than 100 songs. His best known include "Benny 'Kid' Paret", a protest song about a boxer who died in the ring, and "Carry It On", a Civil Rights anthem recorded by folk artists such as Judy Collins and Joan Baez. The song's title was used as the name of a 1970 documentary starring Baez and her husband at the time, draft resister David Harris.

Turner was a founding member of The New World Singers in 1962 with Happy Traum and Bob Cohen. His most notable musical credit, however, was his association with Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind". He was both the first person to perform the song - at Gerde's on April 16, 1962, the night Dylan completed it - and with The New World Singers, the first to record it.Turner wrote more than 100 songs. His best known include "Benny 'Kid' Paret", a protest song about a boxer who died in the ring, and "Carry It On", a Civil Rights anthem recorded by folk artists such as Judy Collins and Joan Baez. The song's title was used as the name of a 1970 documentary starring Baez and her husband at the time, draft resister David Harris.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 20, 1958 Del Flanagan LWWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 15, 1958 Ralph Dupas WWWLWW Forum, Montreal LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 22, 1958 Stefan Redl WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1958 Garnet Hart WLDWWW Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia DRAW
Points
March 28, 1958 Mickey Crawford WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 15, 1958 Vince Martinez WWLWWW Arena, Philadelphia Eliminator for Vacant World Welterweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Sept. 18, 1957 Virgil Akins WWWWLW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Points
July 25, 1957 Del Flanagan LLWWWW Midway Stadium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
June 5, 1957 Yama Bahama WLWWLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Split-decision
March 29, 1957 Isaac Logart WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 4, 1957 Rudy Gwin WWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Jan. 8, 1957 Jimmy Morris DWWWLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 19, 1956 Joey Giambra WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
June 29, 1956 Yama Bahama WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 16, 1956 Johnny Saxton LWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1956 Gene Fullmer WWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 20, 1956 Jackie LaBua WLLWWL War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 14, 1955 Jackie LaBua LWLLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 21, 1955 Isaac Logart WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 7, 1955 Carmen Basilio WWWWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse LOSS
Majority decision
June 20, 1955 Gene Fullmer WWWWWL West Jordan Park, West Jordan LOSS
Points
May 20, 1955 Ramon Fuentes WWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
April 4, 1955 Gene Fullmer WWWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
March 7, 1955 Joe Miceli LWDLDL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 3, 1955 Italo Scortichini LLLWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 29, 1954 Ray Drake WLWLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1954 Charley Scott LWWWLW Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1954 Al Andrews WDLWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
KO
Aug. 18, 1954 Al Andrews LWDLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
April 21, 1954 Bobby Jones WLDLLW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Technical knockout
March 10, 1954 Bobby Jones WWLDLL Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 26, 1954 Pierre Langlois LLWLWD Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1953 Rocky Castellani WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 15, 1953 Johnny Bernardo WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 7, 1953 Italo Scortichini WLLWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 1953 Ramon Fuentes WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
July 23, 1953 Johnny Lombardo LLWWLL Arena, Hershey WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1953 Johnny Saxton WWWDWW Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Split-decision
May 11, 1953 Johnny Lombardo WWLLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 1953 Joey Giardello WWLWWL Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 10, 1953 Charley Williams WWWWLL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 20, 1953 Bobby Dykes WWWWWL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 22, 1952 Joe Miceli LWWWWL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 20, 1952 Johnny Cunningham LLLWWL Little Palestra, Allentown WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1952 Bobby Dykes WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
July 7, 1952 Kid Gavilan DWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 14, 1952 Chico Varona WWLWWW Arena, Philadelphia World Welterweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 21, 1952 Don Williams LWWDWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1952 Del Flanagan LDLLWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 4, 1952 Sammy Mastrean LLLWDW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1951 Vic Cardell LWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 1951 Mario Trigo WLWWDW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 12, 1951 Bernard Docusen LLWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1951 Ike Williams WLWWLL Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 24, 1951 Jimmy DeCerio LLLLDL Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Points
July 9, 1951 Charley Fusari WLLWLL Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
KO
June 11, 1951 Rudy Zadell WDLLLL Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 21, 1951 Beau Jack LLWLWL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 1951 Jose Alberto Diaz DLLLLL Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1951 Beau Jack LLLWLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
March 5, 1951 Jimmy Sanders LDLLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1951 Jimmy DeCerio LLWWLL Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 30, 1951 Bobby Rosado WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1951 Jimmy Sanders LLDLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1950 Massimo Sanna WWLLWL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1950 Al Hauser D Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1950 Gerry Cannon LLLLLL Forum, Montreal WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 1950 Joe Brewer LWWWLL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Nov. 13, 1950 Red Perkins WLWLLL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
KO
Nov. 4, 1950 Billy Whye LDWWWW Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1950 Joe DeJean WWLWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 11, 1950 Herman Laday Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
Sept. 3, 1950 George Toussaint WWLLLL Pelican Stadium, New Orleans WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1950 Eddie Coleman WWWLLW Pelican Stadium, New Orleans WIN
KO
July 17, 1950 Eddie Holtz LDLWLL Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1950 George Martin WLWWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 1, 1950 Jimmy Verne L Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO