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Rudi Lubbers boxer

Rudi Lubbers image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1970-02-23
Born 1945-08-17
Nationality Netherlands
Residence Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
bouts
36
won
28
lost
8
draw
0
bouts
36
won
28
lost
8
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1970-02-23
Born 1945-08-17
Nationality Netherlands
Residence Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

Nationally, Lubbers won six light-heavyweight and two heavyweight amateur titles. In 1970, he turned professional, and in 1971 won a national heavyweight title, holding it until his retirement in 1981. Internationally, he unsuccessfully competed at several European championships. In 1973 he fought Muhammad Ali in Jakarta and managed to last all 12 rounds. In 1986, he was arrested in Portugal for drug trafficking and jailed for four years. After that he worked on funfairs (known as carnivals in standard U.S. English language) with his wife Ria, and eventually became homeless after she was declared bankrupt in 1999.

Nationally, Lubbers won six light-heavyweight and two heavyweight amateur titles. In 1970, he turned professional, and in 1971 won a national heavyweight title, holding it until his retirement in 1981. Internationally, he unsuccessfully competed at several European championships. In 1973 he fought Muhammad Ali in Jakarta and managed to last all 12 rounds. In 1986, he was arrested in Portugal for drug trafficking and jailed for four years. After that he worked on funfairs (known as carnivals in standard U.S. English language) with his wife Ria, and eventually became homeless after she was declared bankrupt in 1999.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 27, 1981 Gordon Racette WWLWWW Civic Arena, Nanaimo LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1981 Uwe Meinicke WWLLWW Rodahal, Kerkrade WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 1980 Jean-Pierre Coopman LLLWLL Energiehal, Rotterdam WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 1, 1980 Robert Desnouck LWLLWL Energiehal, Rotterdam WIN
Points
May 19, 1980 Hennie Thoonen LWWWLL Ton Menkenhal, Rotterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
April 28, 1980 Ibelo Moano WWDDLW Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam Dutch Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
March 31, 1980 Terry O'Connor WWLWLL Sportpaleis Ahoy', Rotterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 8, 1976 Alfredo Evangelista WWWWWW Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid Dutch Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 22, 1976 Mike Schutte WWWWWW Rand Stadium, Johannesburg LOSS
KO
Oct. 31, 1975 Domenico Adinolfi WLWWW Torino EBU European Light Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 14, 1974 Avenamar Peralta WWWWWW Sportpaleis Ahoy', Rotterdam WIN
DQ
Sept. 23, 1974 Hal Carroll WWLDLW Sportpaleis Ahoy', Rotterdam LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 27, 1974 Jean-Pierre Coopman WWWWWW Ghent WIN
Points
Oct. 20, 1973 Muhammad Ali WWWWLW Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 16, 1973 Joe Bugner WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 13, 1972 Expedit Moutcho LLDLWL Sporthal De Vliegermolen, Voorburg EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1972 Piero Del Papa WLWWLL Sportpaleis Ahoy', Rotterdam WIN
Points
Dec. 26, 1971 Macan Keita LLWLLL Hallenstadion, Zurich WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1971 Dave Bailey LLWWLW Cologne WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1971 Bas van Duivenbode WWWWLW Sportpaleis Ahoy', Rotterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 27, 1971 Henri Ferjules LLDLLL Cologne Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 17, 1971 Bas van Duivenbode LWWWWW Theater Carré, Amsterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
April 18, 1971 Manfred Ackers LLDLLL Uithoorn Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1971 Mohamed Hassan LLWDWL Cologne Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 2, 1971 Detlef Naseband DWLLLL Sportpalast Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 7, 1970 Lloyd Walford LWWDWL Theater Carré, Amsterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 2, 1970 Willy Karall WWLLWD Frankfurt Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 28, 1970 Jean Tshikuna LLLLLD Congresgebouw, Den Haag Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 14, 1970 Detlef Naseband LDDWLL Rivièrahal, Rotterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
July 18, 1970 Horst Volpert WWLWLL De Vereeniging, Nijmegen Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 27, 1970 Jose Guillois LLLL Rivièrahal, Rotterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1970 Henry Kerrauen DLDW Congresgebouw, Den Haag Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 16, 1970 Herbert Wick WLDWLL RAI, Amsterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points
March 12, 1970 Andre Haudrechy LLD Schouwburg Kunstmin, Dordrecht Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1970 Mohamed Sahib LLLLLL Philips Jubileumhal, Eindhoven Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1970 Jose Guillois L Rivièrahal, Rotterdam Dutch Heavyweight

WIN
Points