Pete Rademacher boxer

Pete Rademacher boxer
bouts
23
won
15
lost
7
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1957-08-22
Height
6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach
77″/196cm
Age
-
Born
1928-11-20
Death
-
Nationality
USA

Thomas Peter "Pete" Rademacher (born November 20, 1928) is a retired American heavyweight boxer. He is the only person who contested the world heavyweight championship in his first professional bout. Rademacher took up boxing as a form of rehabilitation during his recovery from rheumatic fever, which he contracted in military school.In his amateur career, Rademacher won 72 bouts and lost 7. He won a series of tournaments, including the 1949 and 1951–1953 Seattle Golden Gloves (he lost in 1950 to Zora Folley, who was his frequent opponent throughout his boxing career), and the US Amateur Championship as a heavyweight in 1953—avenging his earlier loss to Folley.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1962-04-03 Bobo Olson WLWWWW Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-01-20 Karl Mildenberger WWWWWW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund LOST
Points
1961-11-30 Buddy Turman WWWLLL Fair Park Coliseum, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
1961-10-23 Archie Moore WWLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Technical knockout
1961-08-17 George Logan LWWWWL Boise LOST
KO
1961-04-29 Doug Jones WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
KO
1961-04-14 Dan Vanderford WDWLWL Gastonia WIN
KO
1961-02-22 Harvey Taylor WLWLLL Yakima WIN
KO
1961-01-23 Donnie Fleeman LWLLLW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-12-13 Willi Besmanoff LLLLWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-12-08 Kirk Barrow WWWWWW Coliseum, Spokane WIN
Split-decision
1960-07-19 George Chuvalo WDWLWW Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
1960-06-29 LaMar Clark WWWWWL Derks Field, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
1960-04-26 Brian London LWWLLL Empire Pool, Wembley LOST
KO
1960-04-08 Ulli Ritter LDLWDW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg DRAW
Points
1960-02-06 Ulli Nitzschke WWWWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt WIN
KO
1959-12-09 Johnny York LWLLWL Arena, Cleveland WIN
Points
1959-11-12 Buddy Keener WWLLLL City Auditorium, Columbus WIN
KO
1959-09-29 Calvin Butler LWWLLL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-09-17 Ralph Schneider LLLLLL Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville WIN
Technical knockout
1959-08-13 Tommy Thompson WLWWDL Municipal Auditorium, Columbus WIN
Technical knockout
1958-07-25 Zora Folley WWWWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
KO
1957-08-22 Floyd Patterson WWWWWW Sicks' Stadium, Seattle LOST
KO