Jersey Joe Walcott boxer

Jersey Joe Walcott boxer
bouts
70
won
51
lost
18
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1930-09-09
Height
6′ 0″/183cm
Reach
74″/188cm
Age
80
Born
1914-01-31
Death
1994-02-25
Nationality
USA

After retiring from boxing, Walcott did some acting, playing small parts in a few movies and television shows. He also refereed several boxing matches, but after the controversial ending to the second fight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, Walcott was not asked to referee again. From 1971 to 1974, Walcott held the elected position of Sheriff of Camden County, New Jersey, the first African-American to do so. From 1975 to 1984, he was the chairman of the New Jersey State Athletic Commission.Walcott was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey. His father was an immigrant from St. Thomas, Danish West Indies. His mother was from Jordantown (Pennsauken Township), New Jersey. Walcott was only 15 years old when his father died. He quit school and worked in a soup factory to support his mother and 11 younger brothers and sisters. He also began training as a boxer. He took the name of his boxing idol, Joe Walcott, a welterweight champion from Barbados. He added "Jersey" to distinguish himself and show where he was from.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1953-05-15 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
KO
1952-09-23 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia LOST
KO
1952-06-05 Ezzard Charles WWLWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-07-18 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1951-03-07 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-11-24 Rex Layne WWWWDD Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-05-28 Hein Ten Hoff WWDWDW VFR Stadion, Mannheim WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-03-13 Johnny Shkor WLDWLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1950-03-03 Omelio Agramonte WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1950-02-08 Harold Johnson WLWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1949-08-14 Olle Tandberg LWWWWW Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
1949-06-22 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Comiskey Park, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1948-06-25 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
KO
1947-12-05 Joe Louis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1947-06-23 Joey Maxim WWWLWW Gilmore Field, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
1947-03-04 Elmer Ray WWWWWW Orange Bowl, Miami WIN
Majority decision
1947-01-06 Joey Maxim WWDWWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Majority decision
1946-11-15 Elmer Ray WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1946-08-28 Joey Maxim WLDWWW Public Service Ball Park, Camden LOST
Points
1946-08-16 Tommy Gomez WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1946-05-24 Lee Oma WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1946-03-20 Al Blake WLWWLL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
1946-02-25 Jimmy Bivins WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Split-decision
1946-01-30 Johnny Allen WWWLWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
1945-12-10 Curtis Sheppard WLLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
1945-11-12 Lee Q. Murray WLWWLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
1945-10-24 Steve Dudas WWWWLW Armory, Paterson WIN
Technical knockout
1945-09-20 Johnny Denson LLLLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
1945-08-02 Joe Baksi WLWWWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
1945-03-15 Johnny Allen WLLWWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
1945-02-22 Austin Johnson WWDWWD Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
1945-01-25 Johnny Allen LWWLLW Convention Hall, Camden LOST
Points
1945-01-11 Jackie Saunders WWLWLW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
1944-06-28 Ellis Singleton WLWLLL Batesville A.C., Haddonfield WIN
KO
1944-06-07 Felix Del Paoli DLWWLL Batesville A.C., Haddonfield WIN
Points
1940-02-12 Abe Simon LWLWWL Laurel Garden, Newark LOST
KO
1940-01-19 Tiger Red Lewis WDWWLW Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1939-11-18 Curtis Sheppard WWWWLW Rockland Palace, New York WIN
Points
1939-08-14 Al Boros WLLWWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
1938-12-23 Bob Tow DLLLLW 114th Infantry Armory, Camden WIN
Points
1938-06-14 Roy Lazer LDLWWW Fairview Arena, Camden LOST
Points
1938-05-10 Tiger Jack Fox WWDWDW Convention Hall, Camden LOST
Points
1938-04-12 Lorenzo Pack WLLWWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
1938-03-25 Art Sykes LLWLWL Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
1938-01-20 Jim Whitest WLW Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Points
1938-01-10 Freddie Fiducia WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1937-10-09 George Brothers WWWWWW Rockland Palace, New York LOST
Points
1937-09-25 Elmer Ray LDLLW Rockland Palace, New York WIN
KO
1937-09-03 Joe Lipps LLLLLL Garden Pier, Atlantic City WIN
KO
1937-05-22 Tiger Jack Fox WWWWWW Rockland Palace, New York LOST
KO
1936-09-01 Billy Ketchell LLLDLL Arena, Pennsauken LOST
Points
1936-08-01 Carmen Passarella Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
1936-07-14 Billy Ketchell LLWLLL Arena, Pennsauken DRAW
Points
1936-06-22 Phil Johnson WWLWWD Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1936-06-16 Louis LePage LLLLWW Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn WIN
KO
1936-04-28 Joe Colucci LLLLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
1936-03-16 Willie Reddish WWWWDL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1936-01-21 Al Ettore WWWWWW Convention Hall, Camden LOST
KO
1935-11-26 Roxie Allen WWWWLD Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
1935-10-29 Al King WWWWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
1935-10-01 Pat Roland LLW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
1935-08-26 Lew Alva WLWLLL Arena, Pennsauken WIN
KO
1935-05-21 Al Lang W Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
1933-11-16 Henry Taylor WWWWDL New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia LOST
Points
1933-07-28 Henry Taylor LWWWWD Arena, Pennsauken WIN
KO
1933-05-05 Bob Norris WDWWW Camden WIN
KO
1931-04-20 Carl Mays WWWWDL Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City WIN
KO
1930-10-24 Frank Mitchell LLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
1930-10-10 Jimmy O'Toole WWLLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
1930-09-09 Eddie Wallace LLDLLW Arena, Vineland WIN
KO