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Oscar Bonavena boxer

Oscar Bonavena image
Status inactive
Age 33
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1964-01-03
Born 1942-09-25
Death 1976-05-22
Nationality Argentina
Residence Reno, Nevada, USA
bouts
68
won
58
lost
9
draw
1
bouts
68
won
58
lost
9
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 33
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 10½″/179cm
Reach 73″/185cm
Debut 1964-01-03
Born 1942-09-25
Death 1976-05-22
Nationality Argentina
Residence Reno, Nevada, USA

Oscar Natalio Bonavena was born in Buenos Aires to two Italian immigrants.citation needed He was a professional boxer, Argentinian and South American champion. He also participated in several Argentinian TV programs such as the Pepe Biondi Show.Bonavena began his early career in New York City under the management of World War II hero and dentist Marvin Goldberg. He was known as "The Argentine Strong-Boy".citation needed

Oscar Natalio Bonavena was born in Buenos Aires to two Italian immigrants.citation needed He was a professional boxer, Argentinian and South American champion. He also participated in several Argentinian TV programs such as the Pepe Biondi Show.Bonavena began his early career in New York City under the management of World War II hero and dentist Marvin Goldberg. He was known as "The Argentine Strong-Boy".citation needed

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 26, 1976 Billy Joiner LLLLLL Centennial Coliseum, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 1, 1975 Raul Gorosito LWLLLW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Points
Nov. 12, 1974 Mani Vaka WWWWWL Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1974 Oliver Wright LLLWLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1974 Bob Mashburn WLLLLL Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma WIN
KO
July 13, 1974 Larry Renaud WWLLLL Roma WIN
KO
May 21, 1974 Larry Middleton WLLLWD Capitol Center, Landover WIN
Unanimous decision
March 19, 1974 Ron Lyle WWWWWD Denver Coliseum, Denver LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1973 Terry Sorrell WDLLLW Fairgrounds' International Building, Oklahoma City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 15, 1973 Lou Bailey LLWLLL Denver Coliseum, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 6, 1973 Roy Wallace LWWWWW Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
July 23, 1973 Leroy Caldwell WWWLLL Circus Circus Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1972 Floyd Patterson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 1971 Alvin Blue Lewis WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
DQ
Dec. 7, 1970 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1970 Luis Faustino Pires LWWDWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Technical knockout
July 4, 1970 James J Woody WLWDWL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
May 9, 1970 Manuel Ramos LWLLWL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
April 24, 1970 Jose Humberto Menno LLWLLL Montevideo WIN
KO
March 21, 1970 Santiago Alberto Lovell WWWDWL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
Jan. 10, 1970 Miguel Angel Paez LLWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires LOSS
DQ
Dec. 13, 1969 Santiago Alberto Lovell WWWWDW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1969 Gregorio Peralta WWWWWW Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo DRAW
Points
June 20, 1969 Wilhelm Von Homburg WWWWLW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg WIN
Technical knockout
March 5, 1969 Luis Faustino Pires WWWWLW Mar del Plata WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 10, 1968 Joe Frazier WWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia NYSAC World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 9, 1968 Jim Fletcher WLWLWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires NYSAC World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 7, 1968 Leotis Martin WLLWLW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Unanimous decision
July 6, 1968 Zora Folley LWWLDD Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Majority decision
June 1, 1968 Roberto Davila WLLLLW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1968 Lee Carr LLLWWL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
March 8, 1968 Alberto Benassi LLLWLL La Rioja WIN
KO
Feb. 16, 1968 Felipe Marich WWLL Cordoba WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1967 Jimmy Ellis WWWWWW Freedom Hall, Louisville LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 16, 1967 Karl Mildenberger WWLWWW Waldstadion/Radrennbahn, Frankfurt WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 5, 1967 Carlos Vazquez LLLLLL General Roca WIN
Technical knockout
July 22, 1967 Luis Faustino Pires WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Corner retirement
June 23, 1967 Pablo Sagrispanti LLLLLL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
April 8, 1967 Hubert Hilton LLWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 1967 Jose Giorgetti WWWWLL Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata WIN
KO
Dec. 1, 1966 Roberto Veliz LLWWLL Asociacion Mendocina de Boxeo, Ciudad Mendoza WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1966 Alberto Benassi LWLLLL Rosario WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1966 Amos Johnson WWWWLL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 7, 1966 Alberto Benassi WLWLLL Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1966 Joe Frazier WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York October 6, 1966 -- Bonavena is stripped of the Argentinian Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
June 23, 1966 George Chuvalo WLWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
April 16, 1966 Jose Giorgetti WWWWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1966 Jose Giorgetti LWWWWW Estadio Bristol, Mar del Plata LOSS
DQ
Feb. 12, 1966 Bruno Segura LLL Mar del Plata WIN
KO
Nov. 13, 1965 Billy Daniels LDWLLL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
Oct. 22, 1965 Hector Wilson LLLLLL Concepcion WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1965 Pablo Sagrispanti LWLLLL Rosario WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 4, 1965 Gregorio Peralta WWDWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Argentina (FAB) Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 6, 1965 Alberto Gonzales Comodoro Rivadavia Argentina (FAB) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 23, 1965 Eduardo Corletti LLDWDD Cordoba Argentina (FAB) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 26, 1965 Rodolfo Diaz WLLWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Argentina (FAB) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 28, 1965 Rogelio Fernando Gregorutti LLLLW San Miguel Argentina (FAB) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 30, 1965 Carlos Vazquez LWLLLL Salon de los Deportes, Bahia Blanca WIN
KO
April 16, 1965 Rene Sosa LDLWLL Mar del Plata WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1965 Zora Folley WWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 1964 Billy Stephan LLLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1964 Dick Wipperman WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 21, 1964 Tom McNeeley WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1964 Byron Stoimenides DWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
May 5, 1964 Leslie Borden WWWWLW Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
March 10, 1964 Wendell Newton LWDLWD Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 1964 Everett Copeland WL Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
KO
Jan. 3, 1964 Lou Hicks LLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout