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Rex Layne boxer

Rex Layne image
Status inactive
Age 72
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Debut 1949-05-23
Born 1928-06-07
Death 2000-06-07
Nationality USA
Residence Lewiston, Utah, USA
bouts
70
won
50
lost
17
draw
3
bouts
70
won
50
lost
17
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 72
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Debut 1949-05-23
Born 1928-06-07
Death 2000-06-07
Nationality USA
Residence Lewiston, Utah, USA

According to the Oct. 29, 1949 Tacoma News Tribune, Layne was a Mormon who was a staff sergeant with an airborne division in World War II for 19 months, serving some time in Japan. He did not start boxing until he joined the Army. "When they sent out a call for boxing candidates at Sapporo, Japan, he won the heavyweight championship of our troops in Nippon. Returning home in 1947, he dropped a close decision in an Olympic tryout to Jay Lambert, who won the United States Olympic title, and lost a decision in the London Olympics semifinals. Layne lost a close verdict to Utah State's Dale Panter in the Utah Golden Gloves, but earned a trip to Boston acquiring the A.A.U. Intermountain amateur championship by a knockout. In the Hub he won four bouts, three by knockouts, to account for the national championship."Rex Layne was a Salt Lake City sugar beet farmer when he won the 1949 National AAU Heavyweight Championship.

According to the Oct. 29, 1949 Tacoma News Tribune, Layne was a Mormon who was a staff sergeant with an airborne division in World War II for 19 months, serving some time in Japan. He did not start boxing until he joined the Army. "When they sent out a call for boxing candidates at Sapporo, Japan, he won the heavyweight championship of our troops in Nippon. Returning home in 1947, he dropped a close decision in an Olympic tryout to Jay Lambert, who won the United States Olympic title, and lost a decision in the London Olympics semifinals. Layne lost a close verdict to Utah State's Dale Panter in the Utah Golden Gloves, but earned a trip to Boston acquiring the A.A.U. Intermountain amateur championship by a knockout. In the Hub he won four bouts, three by knockouts, to account for the national championship."Rex Layne was a Salt Lake City sugar beet farmer when he won the 1949 National AAU Heavyweight Championship.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 4, 1956 Hans Friedrich WLLWWW Festhalle, Frankfurt LOSS
Points
Jan. 22, 1956 Heinz Neuhaus DDWLWL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund LOSS
Points
Dec. 19, 1955 Willie Pastrano WDWWWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 29, 1955 Ken Hammer WWWWLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 7, 1955 Tommy Jackson WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 24, 1955 Bob Baker WWWWWW West Jordan Park, West Jordan LOSS
Split-decision
July 18, 1955 Bob Baker WWWWWW West Jordan Park, West Jordan LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 19, 1955 Willie Jackson LLLLLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1955 Bob Baker WWWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 18, 1955 Kirby Seals WLDLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1954 Heinz Neuhaus WLWWWW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund DRAW
Points
Nov. 16, 1954 Bill Boatsman WWLLLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
DQ
Oct. 18, 1954 Willie Bean WLWLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 27, 1954 Hans Friedrich WWWLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 30, 1954 Chuck Woodworth LWDWWW Outdoor Arena, West Jordan Inter-mountain Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 29, 1954 Derris Alle WL Arena, West Jordan WIN
KO
July 12, 1954 Eddie Kobb West Jordan WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1954 Tommy Jackson WWWLWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 8, 1953 Earl Walls WWWWWW Fairgrounds Stadium, Salt Lake City LOSS
KO
July 3, 1953 Earl Walls WWWWWW Exhibition Grandstand, Edmonton Pacific Northwest Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
June 24, 1953 Bill McClure LLLLLL Ogden Stadium, Ogden Pacific Northwest Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 1, 1953 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Winterland Arena, San Francisco LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 13, 1953 Roland LaStarza WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 17, 1952 Al Spaulding LWLWLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Aug. 8, 1952 Ezzard Charles WLWWWL Ogden Stadium, Ogden WIN
Points
May 19, 1952 Harry Matthews WWWWWW Pacific Livestock Pavilion, Portland LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 12, 1952 Johnny Pretzie LLLLLL Cedar City WIN
KO
April 7, 1952 Bill Petersen LWLWWL Aggie Fieldhouse, Logan WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 1952 Bill Petersen WLWLWW Berthana Arena, Ogden WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1952 Willie James WWWWLW Boston Garden, Boston LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 28, 1952 Bob Garner WLWLLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1951 Ezzard Charles WWWWWL Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOSS
Technical knockout
July 12, 1951 Rocky Marciano WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
June 21, 1951 Henry Hall LLLLDW Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 9, 1951 Dave Whitlock WLLLLL George Nelson Field House, Logan WIN
KO
May 28, 1951 O'Dell Riley WWLLLL Arena, Milwaukee WIN
KO
May 15, 1951 Eddie Cameron LLLWLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
March 9, 1951 Bob Satterfield WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1951 Bill Petersen WLLWLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 9, 1951 Cesar Brion LWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 15, 1951 Bill Roberts WWWWLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 24, 1950 Jersey Joe Walcott LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 1950 Andy Walker WWWLWW Winterland Arena, San Francisco DRAW
Points
Oct. 4, 1950 Dale Hall WWWLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago DRAW
Points
Aug. 15, 1950 Turkey Thompson WWWWLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1950 Joe Kahut WWWLWW Auditorium, Portland Far West Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 11, 1950 Bob Blevins LWWLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City Far West Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
June 26, 1950 Jack Huber LLLDLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
June 12, 1950 Bob Dunlap DWWWLW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
KO
May 29, 1950 Willis Parker WDLLLW U.S.A.C. Stadium, Logan WIN
KO
May 22, 1950 Dave Whitlock WWLWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Points
April 24, 1950 Grant Butcher WWWLLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 16, 1950 Dave Whitlock WLWWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 20, 1950 Dave Whitlock WWLWW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 9, 1950 Bob Golden WWWLLW Fort Warren, Cheyenne WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1949 Joe Sandell DLLLLD Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1949 Sonny Orrock WLWWLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1949 Lloyd Gibson WLWLLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Oct. 4, 1949 Ponce de Leon DLWWLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1949 Willie McCoy LLDDDW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1949 Young Harry Wills LDLDWL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
Aug. 18, 1949 Gene Pearce WLWWDW Midvale WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1949 Lee Carter DLLLLL Salina WIN
KO
Aug. 3, 1949 Buddy Thomas LWLLLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
July 21, 1949 Lee Carter LWDLLL Logan WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1949 Joe Williams LWLWLL Derks Field, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
June 21, 1949 George Abinet WLWLLL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
June 10, 1949 Hank Thurman WLLWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
May 31, 1949 Jim Watkins WL Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
KO
May 23, 1949 Jim Watkins W Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City WIN
Technical knockout