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Marvin Camel boxer

Marvin Camel image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1973-06-25
Born 1951-12-24
Nationality USA
Residence Missoula, Montana, USA
bouts
62
won
45
lost
13
draw
4
bouts
62
won
45
lost
13
draw
4
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1973-06-25
Born 1951-12-24
Nationality USA
Residence Missoula, Montana, USA

Camel fought Mate Parlov in Yugoslavia to a draw in the first ever cruiserweight world title bout. In the rematch, in Las Vegas, Camel beat Mate Parlov for the vacant WBC world Cruiserweight title in 1980, losing the title in his first defense, to Carlos De León. After losing in a rematch to De Leon, he became, in 1983, the IBF's first world champion, beating Roddy McDonald, by becoming world Cruiserweight champion for the second time when he claimed that organization's title. He lost the title to Lee Roy Murphy.He lost his final bout in June 1990 against Eddie “Young Joe Louis” Taylor in Minneapolis. The 10-round decision left his lifetime mark at 45-13-5.

Camel fought Mate Parlov in Yugoslavia to a draw in the first ever cruiserweight world title bout. In the rematch, in Las Vegas, Camel beat Mate Parlov for the vacant WBC world Cruiserweight title in 1980, losing the title in his first defense, to Carlos De León. After losing in a rematch to De Leon, he became, in 1983, the IBF's first world champion, beating Roddy McDonald, by becoming world Cruiserweight champion for the second time when he claimed that organization's title. He lost the title to Lee Roy Murphy.He lost his final bout in June 1990 against Eddie “Young Joe Louis” Taylor in Minneapolis. The 10-round decision left his lifetime mark at 45-13-5.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 11, 1990 Eddie Taylor LLLLWW Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis LOSS
Majority decision
Dec. 2, 1989 Joe Hipp WWWWWW Lacey LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 6, 1989 Jerome Hill WWWDLW Civic Center, Butte WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 25, 1989 JJ Cottrell LLLLLL Civic Center, Butte WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 10, 1989 Trent Surratt LLLLLL Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls DRAW
TD
May 31, 1988 James Salerno LWLLWW Milan LOSS
Technical knockout
April 26, 1988 Ralf Rocchigiani DWWWWD Cologne LOSS
Points
Oct. 10, 1987 Taoufik Belbouli WWWWWW Zenith Palais, Paris LOSS
Technical knockout
May 1, 1987 Virgil Hill WWWWWW City Arena, Grand Forks LOSS
KO
Aug. 8, 1986 Jose Maria Flores Burlon WWWWWW Pergamino LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 22, 1986 Jimmy Bills WLWWLW Boise DRAW
Points
Oct. 6, 1984 Lee Roy Murphy WWWWWW MetraPark, Billings International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1983 Roddy MacDonald WLWWLW Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax vacant International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 21, 1983 Rocky Sekorski WWWWWW MetraPark, Billings USBA Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1983 John Odhiambho WWWWWW K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen USBA Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 30, 1982 Leonardo Rodgers LWLLLW City Auditorium, Omaha USBA Cruiserweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 24, 1982 Carlos De Leon WWWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1981 Bash Ali WWWWWW Cow Palace, Daly City USBA Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1981 Willie Shannon WWWWLW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas USA Nevada State Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
May 5, 1981 Rahim Muhammad WWWWWL Las Vegas vacant USA Nevada State Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 25, 1981 Ron Draper WLLLLL MetraPark, Billings WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 25, 1980 Carlos De Leon WWWWWW Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Majority decision
March 31, 1980 Mate Parlov WWLWWD Caesars Palace, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1979 Mate Parlov WWWLWW Sportski Centar Gripe, Split vacant World Boxing Council World Cruiserweight

DRAW
Points
Aug. 30, 1979 David Cabrera WWWWWW McAllen WIN
KO
Aug. 1, 1979 Macka Foley WLWLWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1979 Bill Sharkey WWWLDL Adams Field House, Missoula vacant NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 24, 1979 David Smith WLLLWL University Of Montana Fieldhouse, Missoula vacant NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1979 Jim Ingram WWWLLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas vacant NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 3, 1979 Bob Heflin WWLLLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Nov. 11, 1978 Tom Bethea LLLLLL Adams Field House, Missoula WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1978 Dale Grant WWWWWL Civic Center, Butte Pacific Northwest Light heavyweight title WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 22, 1978 Ibar Arrington WLWWWW North Idaho JC Gym, Coeur d'Alene WIN
Unanimous decision
May 27, 1978 Chuck Warfield LLLLLL Saint Ignatius High School Gym, Saint Ignatius WIN
KO
April 7, 1978 Pete McIntyre LLWLWW Civic Center, Butte WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 1978 Bobby Lloyd WWWLWL Century II Convention Center, Wichita WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 8, 1978 David Smith LLDLLW Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 7, 1977 Karl Zurheide LDLLLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 20, 1977 Ron Wilson LWWLLW Pony Palace Arena, Ronan WIN
Points
June 28, 1977 Danny Brewer WLLLWW Seattle Center Arena, Seattle LOSS
Technical knockout
May 6, 1977 Gary Summerhays WWDWWW Adams Field House, Missoula WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1977 Dale Grant WWLWLL Seattle Center Arena, Seattle DRAW
Points
Jan. 26, 1977 Lionel Ford LLWWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1976 Larry Castaneda DWWWWL Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 1976 Matthew Saad Muhammad WDWWWW Adams Field House, Missoula WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 25, 1976 Johnny Townsend LWWWWL Coliseum, Spokane WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 28, 1976 Johnny Townsend LLWWWW Eagles Aerie, Missoula WIN
Unanimous decision
July 17, 1976 Matthew Saad Muhammad LWWDWW Stockton LOSS
Split-decision
May 8, 1976 Angel Oquendo WLWWLL Adams Field House, Missoula WIN
Unanimous decision
April 7, 1976 Rafael Gutierrez DDLLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 18, 1976 Don Meloncon LWWWLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 14, 1976 Pedro Vega WL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1975 Danny Brewer WWLLWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1975 Terry Lee WWLLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 1975 Ron Wilson LLLLWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1975 Fernando Lee Jones WLLLWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
April 30, 1975 Amado Vasquez LLLLWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
April 2, 1975 Jack Johnson LLWLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 19, 1975 Chico Valdez L Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 22, 1975 George Clark WWLWLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1974 James T Jackson WWWWWD Fairgrounds Arena, Boise WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1973 Joe Williamson Civic Center, Butte WIN
Technical knockout