Yvon Durelle boxer

Yvon Durelle boxer
bouts
115
won
88
lost
24
draw
2
Status
inactive
Division
light heavyweight
Debut
1948-07-28
Height
5′ 9½″/177cm
Reach
70″/178cm
Age
77
Born
1929-10-14
Death
2007-01-06
Nationality
Canada

From a family of fourteen children, Yvon Durelle grew up in Baie-Ste-Anne, a small Acadian fishing village on Miramichi Bay on the Atlantic coast. Like many others of his generation, he left school at an early age to work on a fishing boat. In his spare time, Durelle liked to box and while still working in the fishery, he began prize fighting on weekends. Dubbed as the Fighting Fisherman, he began his professional career in 1948, boxing at various venues around the province of New Brunswick. By August 1950, Yvon showed only one defeat in twenty three starts, the lone blemish a loss by disqualification, to Billy Snowball. Over time he was gaining a reputation as a tough opponent with a hard punch. A large fan following in Chatham, one in Newcastle and as well in Fredericton resulted in a groundswell of popularity as his victories eventually made him one of the top ranked middleweight fighters in Canada.In May 1953, Durelle won the Canadian middleweight championship then, after defending his title and winning 8 straight bouts, he moved up in weight class to fight in the light heavyweight division where in his first fight against a heavier and stronger opponent, he defeated the Canadian champion to take the light-heavyweight title. The following year, he fought outside his native Canada for the first time, going to Brooklyn, New York to fight Floyd Patterson, an up-and-coming American Golden Gloves champion. Outpointed in 8 rounds by the man who soon became the heavyweight champion of the world, Durelle's strong performance in a losing cause against Patterson gained him wide respect in the international boxing world.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1964-12-06 Jean-Claude Roy Montmagny LOST
Points
1963-03-24 Phonse LaSaga LWLWLW Trois-Rivières WIN
Technical knockout
1963-02-25 Cecil Gray WLWWLW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
KO
1960-09-15 Paul Wright WLWWWL Moncton LOST
Points
1960-06-22 John Armstrong Woodstock WIN
KO
1960-06-15 Ray Batey LWDWWW Chatham WIN
1960-05-26 Emile Dupre Brewer WIN
Technical knockout
1959-11-17 George Chuvalo WWDWLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto LOST
KO
1959-10-23 Young Beau Jack WLLWLL Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1959-09-28 Charlie Jones LLLLWL Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City WIN
Unanimous decision
1959-09-15 Al Anderson LLWLLL Chatham WIN
KO
1959-08-12 Archie Moore WWWDWW Forum, Montreal LOST
KO
1959-05-12 Teddy Burns General Carter State Armory , Caribou WIN
Technical knockout
1958-12-10 Archie Moore WWWWWD Forum, Montreal LOST
KO
1958-10-02 Louis Jones LLLL Moncton WIN
KO
1958-08-28 Freddie Mack LWLWWL Moncton WIN
Points
1958-07-16 Mike Holt WWWWWW Forum, Montreal WIN
Corner retirement
1958-05-21 Germinal Ballarin WLWWDL Forum, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
1958-03-14 Tony Anthony WWWWDL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1958-01-31 Clarence Hinnant WWWWLD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1957-12-11 Jerry Luedee WLLWWL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-11-22 Mario Nini LLLLLL Edmunston WIN
KO
1957-11-07 Floyd McCoy WWWWLW Moncton WIN
KO
1957-09-25 Willi Besmanoff WWWWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1957-08-29 Tim Jones LWLLWL Stadium, Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1957-08-15 Guenter Balzer LLWLLL Chatham WIN
Technical knockout
1957-06-14 Tony Anthony WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit DRAW
Points
1957-05-30 Gordon Wallace WWWWWL Moncton WIN
KO
1957-05-16 Leo Johnson WLWWLD Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1957-04-22 Angelo DeFendis WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Majority decision
1957-03-25 Clarence Floyd WWLLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1957-02-19 Clarence Hinnant WWWLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach LOST
Technical knockout
1956-10-27 Bobby King WLWWWW Fredericton WIN
KO
1956-10-04 Chubby Wright LDLLLW Moncton WIN
Split-decision
1956-09-20 Gary Garafola LLWDWL Moncton WIN
KO
1956-09-06 Wilfred Picot WWWWWL Lord Beaverbrook Rink, Saint John WIN
Technical knockout
1956-08-16 Alvin Williams WWLWLL Moncton WIN
Unanimous decision
1956-07-19 Wilfred Picot WWWWWW Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1956-06-19 Arthur Howard LWWWWW Clapton Greyhound Track, Clapton LOST
Points
1956-05-19 Jerome Richardson LLWLWW King's Stadium, Hamilton WIN
Points
1955-11-28 Artie Towne WWWWW Ice Rink, Nottingham LOST
1955-10-18 Yolande Pompey LWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOST
Technical knockout
1955-09-03 Jimmy Slade LLLWLL Glace Bay LOST
Technical knockout
1955-07-28 Billy Fifield LWLWWL Moncton WIN
KO
1955-06-23 Floyd Patterson WWWWWW Newcastle LOST
Corner retirement
1955-06-16 Jimmy Garcia DWWWLL Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1955-05-24 Ron Barton WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
1954-12-10 Art Henri LLLLLD Sportpalast, Schoeneberg LOST
Points
1954-11-12 Gerhard Hecht DLWWWW Sportpalast, Schoeneberg LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-09-27 Gordon Wallace LWWLLW Glace Bay WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-08-25 Bob Isler LLWWLL Newcastle WIN
Points
1954-07-26 Paul Andrews WWWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
KO
1954-07-07 Doug Harper WLWDWW Newcastle WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-06-23 Jerome Richardson LDLWWW Moncton WIN
Split-decision
1954-06-09 Sampson Powell WWWWL Newcastle WIN
Unanimous decision
1954-06-04 Charley Chase LLWWWW Stadium, Moncton WIN
Split-decision
1954-05-24 Billy Fifield LLWLWW Glace Bay WIN
KO
1954-05-05 Waddell Hanna WLLWWW Chatham LOST
Points
1954-02-15 Floyd Patterson WWWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Unanimous decision
1954-01-27 Doug Harper WWWWLW Victoria Pavilion, Calgary DRAW
Points
1953-11-17 Doug Harper LWWWWL Victoria Pavilion, Calgary LOST
Split-decision
1953-10-15 Gordon Wallace LDWLLL Moncton WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-09-30 Al Winn WLLWWL Newcastle WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-09-24 Melvin Wade LLWDWW Moncton WIN
KO
1953-09-07 Gordon Wallace WLDWLL Glace Bay WIN
Unanimous decision
1953-08-26 Wilfredo Miro DDWWWL Sinclair Arena, Newcastle WIN
KO
1953-08-20 Curtis Wade LLWWLL Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1953-08-02 Archie Hannigan WLWWWW Glace Bay WIN
KO
1953-07-20 Joey Greco WLLLLL Chatham WIN
Technical knockout
1953-06-25 Curtis Wade LLLWWL Moncton WIN
Split-decision
1953-06-19 Harry Poulton WWDDLW Memorial Rink, Stellarton WIN
Split-decision
1953-05-20 Tony Amato LWLLLL Chatham WIN
KO
1953-05-04 George Ross WWWWWW Glace Bay Forum, Glace Bay WIN
Technical knockout
1952-10-09 Jimmy Nolan WWWWWW Stampede Corral, Calgary WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-09-24 Hurley Sanders LDWWWW Chatham WIN
Unanimous decision
1952-06-25 Hurley Sanders WLDWWW Chatham LOST
Unanimous decision
1952-05-21 Eddie Zastre WLLWWL Chatham WIN
Unanimous decision
1951-07-12 Cobey McCluskey WWWWW Moncton WIN
Technical knockout
1951-06-20 Arnold Fleiger WWWLLL Chatham WIN
KO
1951-06-05 Cobey McCluskey WWWWWW Charlottetown
1951-05-23 Bob Stecher WWWWWW Chatham WIN
Split-decision
1950-12-10 Tiger Warrington WLWWLW Yarmouth WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-11-05 Alvin Upshaw WWWLLL Yarmouth WIN
KO
1950-10-22 Cobey McCluskey DWWWWW Springhill LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-08-25 Al Couture WWWLLW Chatham WIN
Technical knockout
1950-08-19 Ossie Farrell WDLWLW Moncton WIN
KO
1950-08-14 Cobey McCluskey WDWWWW Charlottetown LOST
Unanimous decision
1950-07-01 Tiger Warrington WWWLWW Moncton WIN
Unanimous decision
1950-06-18 Coot O'Rea LW Bathurst WIN
KO
1950-05-23 Alvin Upshaw LWWWLL Chatham WIN
Technical knockout
1950-01-26 Bernie Durelle Shediac WIN
Technical knockout
1950-01-20 Roy Wouters LLWLWL Armory, Halifax LOST
Points
1949-11-25 Eddie Hamilton Chatham WIN
Technical knockout
1949-11-11 Bob Stecher WWWWWW Chatham WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-10-26 Ossie Farrell WDWWWD Chatham WIN
KO
1949-10-12 Bernard McCluskey WLLWWW Chatham WIN
KO
1949-09-18 Pat Davis LLLD Newcastle WIN
KO
1949-08-26 Bill McLaughlin WDLWWW Fredericton WIN
Points
1949-08-07 Kid Wolfe WWLLWD Chatham WIN
Points
1949-07-20 Billy Landry WWLLLD Chatham WIN
Points
1949-07-15 Cobey McCluskey LDLWLL Newcastle WIN
Points
1949-07-06 Jimmy Mooney LLLLLL Chatham WIN
Unanimous decision
1949-06-12 Cobey McCluskey WLDLWL Baie-Sainte-Anne WIN
Points
1949-05-30 Joseph Tynes LDWW Chatham WIN
KO
1949-05-17 Manuel Leek W Fredericton WIN
KO
1949-04-20 Harry Poulton WLLLLW Newcastle WIN
Points
1949-03-23 Harry Poulton WWWLLL Newcastle WIN
Points
1949-02-25 Crosley Irvine WLLLLL Chatham WIN
Technical knockout
1949-02-02 Al Batten L Newcastle WIN
KO
1948-12-07 Billy Snowball WWWLWD Tracadie LOST
1948-12-03 Al Batten Baie-Sainte-Anne WIN
KO
1948-11-11 Percy Richards L Chatham WIN
Points
1948-09-13 Al Fraser LL Chatham WIN
Points
1948-08-25 Al Fraser L Chatham WIN
Points
1948-07-28 Sonny Ramsay Chatham WIN
KO