Leotis Martin boxer

Leotis Martin boxer
bouts
36
won
31
lost
5
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1962-01-26
Height
6′ 0½″/184cm
Reach
76″/193cm
Age
56
Born
1939-03-10
Death
1995-11-20
Nationality
USA

Martin was the 1960 Chicago and Intercity Golden Gloves 160-pound champion and the 1961 160-pound Intercity Golden Gloves Champion (alternate). He also was the United States National AAU 165-pound champion in 1960 and 1961.From February 1964, when Martin fought on the Liston-Clay world heavyweight championship fight undercard, to June 1967, Martin fought 15 times without suffering a defeat. This winning streak qualified him for the WBA heavyweight elimination championship series, after the organization had stripped Muhammad Ali of its world heavyweight crown when he refused induction into the United States Army. But even this win streak was laced with hard luck, On May 10, 1965, he faced Sonny Banks, then one of only two fighters to have knocked Muhammad Ali down for a count. Martin scored a ninth-round knockout over Banks. Martin's jubilation was short lived. Banks never recovered from the blows he received during the fight and died from his injuries.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1969-12-06 Sonny Liston WWWWWW International Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1969-11-18 Roger Russell DLLLLL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1969-10-28 Wendell Newton LWWWLW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1969-02-26 Alvin Blue Lewis WWWWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Split-decision
1968-11-26 Alvin Blue Lewis LWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
1968-09-07 Oscar Bonavena LWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires LOST
Unanimous decision
1968-05-28 Thad Spencer WLWWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
1968-04-27 Henry Clark WWWWWW Coliseum Arena, Oakland LOST
Majority decision
1968-04-05 Karl Mildenberger LWWWLW Festhalle, Frankfurt WIN
KO
1967-11-27 Roger Russell WWWLWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Split-decision
1967-08-05 Jimmy Ellis WWWWWW Astrodome, Houston LOST
Technical knockout
1967-06-06 Billy Daniels LLDDLW Sports Arena, Toledo WIN
Unanimous decision
1967-05-29 Lee Carr LLLLWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1967-05-06 Ulric Regis WLWLWL Port-of-Spain WIN
Technical knockout
1967-02-26 Remington Dyantyi WLWWWD Baltiska Hallen, Malmo WIN
Technical knockout
1967-02-03 Mariano Echevarria WWWWDL Gothenburg WIN
Corner retirement
1966-12-22 Roberto Davila LWWWLW Lima WIN
Points
1966-12-05 Amos Johnson WWWLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1965-12-06 Von Clay LLLLWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1965-10-14 Curtis Bruce LWWWLL Hotel Philadelphia Auditorium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1965-05-10 Sonny Banks WWLWWL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1965-04-19 Don Warner DLLLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1965-03-29 Earl Battles LWLWWL Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1965-02-22 Dave Bailey WLDLLL Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1964-04-20 Dave Russell LLLLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1964-02-25 Allan Harmon WLDLLW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Points
1963-09-30 Floyd McCoy LWWWDW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
KO
1963-07-22 Billy Johnson WLWL Convention Center, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1963-06-24 Johnny Alford LLLWLL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1963-05-06 Frank Davis LW Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1963-04-13 Monte McCoy WLWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1963-02-25 Buddy Moore LWLLW Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Points
1962-12-18 Joe Washington WWWWLL American Legion Arena, Reading WIN
Points
1962-05-21 German Hernandez Alhambra A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
1962-04-23 Bob Rutherford WW Alhambra A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
1962-01-26 Bobby Warthen WWW Kenwick Terrace, Sarnia WIN
Split-decision