Rubin Carter boxer

Rubin Carter boxer
bouts
40
won
28
lost
12
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
middleweight
Debut
1961-09-22
Height
5′ 8″/173cm
Reach
72″/183cm
Age
76
Born
1937-05-06
Death
2014-04-20
Nationality
USA

In 1966, police arrested both Carter and friend John Artis for a triple homicide committed in the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. Police stopped Carter's car and brought him and Artis, also in the car, to the scene of the crime. On searching the car, the police found ammunition that fit the weapons used in the murder. Police took no fingerprints at the crime scene and lacked the facilities to conduct a paraffin test for gunshot residuecitation needed. Carter and Artis were tried twice (1967 and 1976) for the murders, and convicted twice; both served time in Rahway State Prison. After the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time.Carter's autobiography, titled The Sixteenth Round, which he wrote while he was in prison, was published in 1975 by Warner Books. The story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the 1999 film The Hurricane (with Denzel Washington playing Carter). From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1966-08-06 Juan Carlos Rivero LWWWDD Rosario LOST
Points
1966-03-08 Wilbert McClure WWLWWL Sports Arena, Toledo WIN
Majority decision
1966-02-26 Ernest Burford WDWWWW Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
1966-01-25 Stan Harrington WWWWWD Honolulu International Center, Honolulu LOST
Unanimous decision
1966-01-18 Johnny Morris LWWLWL Civic Arena, Pittsburgh LOST
Split-decision
1966-01-08 Wilbert McClure LWWLWW Aragon Ballroom, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
1965-09-18 Joe N'Gidi WWWWWW Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Technical knockout
1965-08-26 Luis Rodriguez WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1965-07-14 Fate Davis WWWWWW Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout
1965-05-20 Dick Tiger WLWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1965-04-30 Johnny Torres LWLWWL Armory, Paterson WIN
Technical knockout
1965-04-20 Harry Scott LLDLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
Points
1965-03-09 Harry Scott DLLDLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
1965-02-22 Fabio Bettini WLLDLD Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
KO
1965-02-12 Luis Rodriguez WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1964-12-14 Joey Giardello WWWWWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1964-06-24 Clarence James LWLWWW Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1964-02-28 Jimmy Ellis WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-12-20 Emile Griffith WWLWWW Civic Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
1963-10-25 Joey Archer WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1963-09-14 Farid Salim WWLWWL Civic Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
1963-05-25 George Benton WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1963-03-30 Jose Gonzalez WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1963-02-02 Gomeo Brennan WWWDWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-12-22 Holly Mims WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1962-10-27 Florentino Fernandez WWLLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1962-10-08 Mel Collins LWLLDW Armory, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
1962-08-04 Ernest Burford WWDLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1962-06-23 Ernest Burford WWWDLL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1962-05-21 Sugar Boy Nando LWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1962-04-30 Walter Daniels DLWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1962-04-16 Johnny Tucker WWWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1962-03-16 Jimmy McMillan LWLLWL Armory, Jersey City WIN
KO
1962-02-28 Felix Santiago LLLLWL State Garden, Union City WIN
KO
1962-02-14 Tommy Settles LWWWLL State Garden, Union City WIN
KO
1962-01-19 Herschel Jacobs WWWLWW Gladiators' Arena, Totowa LOST
Points
1961-11-17 Herschel Jacobs WWWWWW Gladiators' Arena, Totowa WIN
Points
1961-10-24 Frank Nelson W Alhambra A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1961-10-11 Joey Cooper WD American Legion Arena, Reading WIN
KO
1961-09-22 Pike Reed W Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium, Annapolis WIN
Split-decision