Jim Hegerle boxer

Jim Hegerle boxer
bouts
57
won
36
lost
18
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
middleweight
Debut
1954-06-08
Height
5′ 8″/173cm
Reach
66″/168cm
Age
71
Born
1936-02-17
Death
2007-06-26
Nationality
USA

Hegerle made his professional debut against Walter Quinn on June 8, 1954, recording a win by fifth-round knockout. His first lost came in only his third professional fight, against Al Alexander, the following March. The loss didn't deter Hegerle, in fact his early career was sprinkled with occasional losses and draws, but he continued to fight frequently, and by April 1956 Hegerle had compiled a record of 19–3–2. In May Hegerle faced his first notable opponent, Jimmy Martinez, whose record was 69–23–9. Martinez beat him on points, but in a rematch only two weeks later, Hegerle returned the favor. The following month Hegerle faced 7–1–1 Joe Schmolze, who would become his chief rival. The two would fight on June 21 (a TKO win for Hegerle) and on August 22 (a majority decision for Schmolze, then again on August 14, 1958 (a split decision win for Schmolze) and one last time on Saint Patrick's Day of 1959 (a fifth-round TKO win for Hegerle). Of the four meetings, the last two were for the Minnesota light heavyweight championship. Other notable boxers who Hegerle fought included Del Flanagan, Clarence Cook, Gene Fullmer, Neal Rivers, and Nino Benvenuti, all of whom beat Hegerle, and Dick Lane, whom Hegerle defeated. Hegerle retired from professional boxing with a record of 36–18–3 with 20 wins coming by knockout.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1962-04-13 Nino Benvenuti WWWWWW Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma LOST
KO
1961-03-24 Jack McCracken LWWWLW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
1961-01-18 Henry Burton WLLLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
1960-04-20 Lee Owens WLLLWW Montana St. College Fieldhouse, Bozeman LOST
KO
1960-02-12 Victor Zalazar LLDWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1959-12-03 Bobby Daniels WWWWWW Armory, Duluth LOST
Split-decision
1959-10-31 Al Sparks WWDLWW Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, La Crosse LOST
Unanimous decision
1959-08-11 Ernie Smith WLWWLL Midway Stadium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
1959-06-16 Ernie Smith LWLWWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
1959-05-28 Jim Sargent LLLLLL Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester WIN
KO
1959-03-17 Joe Schmolze LLWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
1959-02-04 Walcott Jackson WLWWLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
1959-01-19 Lou Bailey LWLLLW La Crosse DRAW
Points
1958-11-11 Neal Rivers WWLWWL Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque LOST
Technical knockout
1958-08-14 Joe Schmolze WDLLWW Alexander Ramsey Field, Roseville LOST
Split-decision
1958-07-31 Jesse Gray LLWLLL Crystal Coliseum, Crystal WIN
Technical knockout
1958-07-07 Gene Fullmer WLWWWW Arena, West Jordan LOST
Unanimous decision
1958-06-04 Jimmy Martinez WLDWWW Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque LOST
Unanimous decision
1958-05-17 Ralph Jones LLLLWL State Fair Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-01-22 Lou Bailey LDDWWL Shrine Auditorium, Billings LOST
Majority decision
1957-12-21 Jim Sargent L Ramsey High School Gym, Roseville WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-08-24 Dick Lane WWLWLW Hippodrome Fair, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
1957-06-26 Ernest Burford WLWLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Technical knockout
1957-04-24 Tommy Swan LLLWWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
1957-03-11 Clarence Cook WWWLWL Auditorium, Saint Paul LOST
Points
1957-02-05 Gunther Peemouller W Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Points
1957-01-10 Del Flanagan WWWWLL Auditorium, Saint Paul LOST
Unanimous decision
1956-11-07 Jackie King LLWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
1956-09-20 Billy Tyree WWWLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-08-22 Joe Schmolze WWWWWL Metropolitan Sports Stadium, Bloomington LOST
Majority decision
1956-06-21 Joe Schmolze WWWWWW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
1956-05-22 Jimmy Martinez DWWLDW Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Split-decision
1956-05-08 Jimmy Martinez LDWWLD Auditorium, Saint Paul LOST
Majority decision
1956-04-19 Bob Rossie LWLLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-04-05 Jimmy Burke LLWLWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
1956-03-22 Chick Livingston WWLD Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Technical knockout
1956-03-12 Howard Lee DLLLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
1956-03-01 Willie Jackson Armory, Minneapolis WIN
KO
1956-01-30 Alvin Pellegrini WDLLWL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans LOST
Unanimous decision
1956-01-17 Alfonso Flores LLLLWW Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston WIN
Points
1955-12-13 Jerry Fowler LLLLDW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Points
1955-11-29 Benny Deaton WLLWWW Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1955-11-08 Sonny Hope WLLLWL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1955-10-06 Billy Tyree WW Central Labor Union Auditorium, Minneapolis LOST
Unanimous decision
1955-09-06 Rocky Volpe WLWWWD Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, La Crosse WIN
KO
1955-07-26 Al Wells WWLWWW Civic Center, Butte WIN
Technical knockout
1955-07-12 Jentrice O'Neill WLLLLD Superior State College Gym, Superior WIN
Points
1955-06-09 Jentrice O'Neill LWLLLL Superior State College Gym, Superior DRAW
Points
1955-06-02 Dick Newell WLLDLL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-05-28 Jentrice O'Neill LLLWLL Fort William WIN
KO
1955-05-19 Ron Brothers WWL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
1955-05-12 Abe Cruz LWLLLL Avalon Ballroom, La Crosse DRAW
Points
1955-04-20 Jimmy McNamara Duluth WIN
KO
1955-04-05 Jerry Fowler DLWLLW Marigold Gardens, Chicago WIN
Points
1955-03-08 Al Alexander WW Civic Auditorium, Seattle LOST
Points
1954-11-18 Benny Mason Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Points
1954-06-08 Walter Quinn Avalon Arena, La Crosse WIN
Technical knockout