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Jersey Joe Walcott boxer

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

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 Titles Result
May 15, 1953 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 23, 1952 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
June 5, 1952 Ezzard Charles WWLWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1951 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 7, 1951 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 24, 1950 Rex Layne WWWWDD Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1950 Hein Ten Hoff WWDWDW VFR Stadion, Mannheim WIN
Unanimous decision
March 13, 1950 Johnny Shkor WLDWLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
March 3, 1950 Omelio Agramonte WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 1950 Harold Johnson WLWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 1949 Olle Tandberg LWWWWW Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
June 22, 1949 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Comiskey Park, Chicago vacant National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1948 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
KO
Dec. 5, 1947 Joe Louis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
June 23, 1947 Joey Maxim WWWLWW Gilmore Field, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
March 4, 1947 Elmer Ray WWWWWW Orange Bowl, Miami WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 6, 1947 Joey Maxim WWDWWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 15, 1946 Elmer Ray WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 28, 1946 Joey Maxim WLDWWW Public Service Ball Park, Camden LOSS
Points
Aug. 16, 1946 Tommy Gomez WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1946 Lee Oma WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 20, 1946 Al Blake WLWWLL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1946 Jimmy Bivins WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 30, 1946 Johnny Allen WWWLWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1945 Curtis Sheppard WLLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
KO
Nov. 12, 1945 Lee Q. Murray WLWWLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
DQ
Oct. 24, 1945 Steve Dudas WWWWLW Armory, Paterson WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 20, 1945 Johnny Denson LLLLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1945 Joe Baksi WLWWWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
March 15, 1945 Johnny Allen WLLWWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1945 Austin Johnson WWDWWD Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
Jan. 25, 1945 Johnny Allen LWWLLW Convention Hall, Camden LOSS
Points
Jan. 11, 1945 Jackie Saunders WWLWLW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1944 Ellis Singleton WLWLLL Batesville A.C., Haddonfield WIN
KO
June 7, 1944 Felix Del Paoli DLWWLL Batesville A.C., Haddonfield WIN
Points
Feb. 12, 1940 Abe Simon LWLWWL Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
KO
Jan. 19, 1940 Tiger Red Lewis WDWWLW Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1939 Curtis Sheppard WWWWLW Rockland Palace, New York WIN
Points
Aug. 14, 1939 Al Boros WLLWWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
Dec. 23, 1938 Bob Tow DLLLLW 114th Infantry Armory, Camden WIN
Points
June 14, 1938 Roy Lazer LDLWWW Fairview Arena, Camden LOSS
Points
May 10, 1938 Tiger Jack Fox WWDWDW Convention Hall, Camden LOSS
Points
April 12, 1938 Lorenzo Pack WLLWWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
March 25, 1938 Art Sykes LLWLWL Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1938 Jim Whitest WLW Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Points
Jan. 10, 1938 Freddie Fiducia WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
Oct. 9, 1937 George Brothers WWWWWW Rockland Palace, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 25, 1937 Elmer Ray LDLLW Rockland Palace, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 3, 1937 Joe Lipps LLLLLL Garden Pier, Atlantic City WIN
KO
May 22, 1937 Tiger Jack Fox WWWWWW Rockland Palace, New York LOSS
KO
Sept. 1, 1936 Billy Ketchell LLLDLL Arena, Pennsauken LOSS
Points
Aug. 1, 1936 Carmen Passarella Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
July 14, 1936 Billy Ketchell LLWLLL Arena, Pennsauken DRAW
Points
June 22, 1936 Phil Johnson WWLWWD Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1936 Louis LePage LLLLWW Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn WIN
KO
April 28, 1936 Joe Colucci LLLLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
March 16, 1936 Willie Reddish WWWWDL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
Jan. 21, 1936 Al Ettore WWWWWW Convention Hall, Camden LOSS
KO
Nov. 26, 1935 Roxie Allen WWWWLD Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
Oct. 29, 1935 Al King WWWWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
Oct. 1, 1935 Pat Roland LLW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 1935 Lew Alva WLWLLL Arena, Pennsauken WIN
KO
May 21, 1935 Al Lang W Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
Nov. 16, 1933 Henry Taylor WWWWDL New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
Points
July 28, 1933 Henry Taylor LWWWWD Arena, Pennsauken WIN
KO
May 5, 1933 Bob Norris WDWWW Camden WIN
KO
April 20, 1931 Carl Mays WWWWDL Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1930 Frank Mitchell LLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 10, 1930 Jimmy O'Toole WWLLWL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1930 Eddie Wallace LLDLLW Arena, Vineland WIN
KO