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John H Stracey boxer

John H Stracey image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1969-09-17
Born 1950-09-22
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom
bouts
51
won
45
lost
5
draw
1
bouts
51
won
45
lost
5
draw
1
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1969-09-17
Born 1950-09-22
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

Stracey began his professional career on 17 September 1969, knocking out Santos Martins in two rounds. Stracey won his first twelve fights, eleven by knockout, but against obscure opposition. Fight number thirteen was against Teddy Cooper, on January 19, 1971. Cooper was not a big name in boxing either, but this fight ended in controversy when Stracey won by a fifth round disqualification. On October 5 of 1971, Stracey drew (tied) in ten rounds against Frankie Lewis.Stracey had five more wins in a row before being matched with Marshall Butler, on 25 May 1972. Stracey suffered his first defeat when outpointed by Butler over ten rounds. He then put a string of four more wins before facing Bobby Arthur for the British Welterweight title on Halloween night, 1972. He lost the fight for the regional title with another controversial ending: This time, Stracey found himself disqualified, in round seven. Stracey then won five more in a row, and he met Arthur in a rematch on 5 June 1973, this time winning the title with a fourth-round knockout of Arthur.

Stracey began his professional career on 17 September 1969, knocking out Santos Martins in two rounds. Stracey won his first twelve fights, eleven by knockout, but against obscure opposition. Fight number thirteen was against Teddy Cooper, on January 19, 1971. Cooper was not a big name in boxing either, but this fight ended in controversy when Stracey won by a fifth round disqualification. On October 5 of 1971, Stracey drew (tied) in ten rounds against Frankie Lewis.Stracey had five more wins in a row before being matched with Marshall Butler, on 25 May 1972. Stracey suffered his first defeat when outpointed by Butler over ten rounds. He then put a string of four more wins before facing Bobby Arthur for the British Welterweight title on Halloween night, 1972. He lost the fight for the regional title with another controversial ending: This time, Stracey found himself disqualified, in round seven. Stracey then won five more in a row, and he met Arthur in a rematch on 5 June 1973, this time winning the title with a fourth-round knockout of Arthur.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 23, 1978 Georges Warusfel WWWLWL Michael Sobell Sports Centre, Islington WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1977 Dave 'Boy' Green WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Technical knockout
June 22, 1976 Carlos Palomino WWWDWW Empire Pool, Wembley World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 20, 1976 Hedgemon Lewis LLWWDD Empire Pool, Wembley World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1975 Jose Napoles WLWWWW Monumental Plaza de Toros México, Mexico City World Boxing Council World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1975 Keith Averette WWLWDW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
DQ
June 3, 1975 Ruben Vazquez Zamora WLLLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1975 Max Hebeisen WLWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington EBU European Welterweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 29, 1974 Ernie Lopez WLWWLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1974 Tony Garcia DWWLLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
May 27, 1974 Roger Menetrey WWLWWW Stade Roland Garros, Paris EBU European Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 23, 1974 Vernon Mason WDWWLD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
March 26, 1974 Jack Tillman LWWLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1973 Cubby Jackson WLDWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1973 Marc Gervais LWWLLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 30, 1973 Urban Baptiste WWLWWD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1973 Jose Papo Melendez WLL Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1973 Bobby Arthur WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington BBBofC British Welterweight

WIN
KO
May 9, 1973 Irish Pat Murphy LWLLLD York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1973 Jose Peterson LWLWLW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
Feb. 14, 1973 Danny McAloon WLLLWL Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 15, 1973 Otha Tyson LWLLDL Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1972 David Melendez WWLLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1972 Bobby Arthur WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
DQ
Oct. 10, 1972 Les Pearson LWWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Eliminator for BBBofC British Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 1972 Joe Yekinni WLLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1972 Antonio Torres LLLWWL Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
April 25, 1972 Marshall Butler WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
April 4, 1972 Ricky Porter WLLLLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Points
March 7, 1972 Des Rea LLWLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1972 Bernie Terrell WWWWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1972 Yvon Mariolle LWWLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
Nov. 16, 1971 Guy Vercoutter LLWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 27, 1971 Dave Wyatt WWLLLW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 1971 Frankie Lewis LLWLLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington DRAW
Points
May 4, 1971 Bouzid Ait Elmenceur DDDDLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Points
March 16, 1971 Dante Pelaez LLLLWD Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
Feb. 23, 1971 Yvon Mariolle WLDDWW Town Hall, Shoreditch WIN
KO
Jan. 19, 1971 Teddy Cooper LWWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
DQ
Dec. 8, 1970 Ferdinand Ahumibe LWLLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 6, 1970 Willie Rea WWWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1970 Billy Seasman LWWLLW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Corner retirement
May 12, 1970 David Pesenti LLWWLD Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
April 21, 1970 Harri Piitulainen WWLWWD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Corner retirement
March 17, 1970 Bernard Martin LLWLLL Town Hall, Shoreditch WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 10, 1970 Tei Dovi LLLWLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1970 Tommy Carson LWWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1969 Bryn Lewis LDLLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1969 Ray Opuku WLLLLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1969 Ronnie Clifford WLLWLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1969 Santos Martins LLWLLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
KO