PHILLY BOXING HISTORY

Fights - 1950  

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 January 5, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Eddie Giosa W10 Lloyd Tate

unanimous decision

 George Benton W6 Gene Landers  
 Joey Giardello W6 Johnny Fry  
 Joe Trofe D6 Chico Roderick  
 Rocky Jones KO5 Marty Fisher  
 Al Armando KO1 Ed Flood  
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 January 12, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Laverne Roach W8 George LaRover  
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 January 19, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Percy Bassett W10 Eddie Giosa  
 Rocky Jones W6 Curt Kennedy  
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 January 26, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Charley Spicer D8 Honeychile Johnson

majority decision

 Joey Giardello W8 Johnny Bernardo  
 Jackie Floyd W6 Reggie Martini  
 Jan Henri W6 Mario Marino  
 Richard Roundtree TKO Cosmo Greco  
 Charley Salas W6 Bucky Slocum

Salas debut

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 January 30, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 Otis Graham W10 Bernard Docusen

majority decision

 Percy Bassett KO4 Eduardo Carrasco  
 Bob Easterly KO1 Charley White  
 Jimmy King W8 Rudy Zadell  
 Jon Bonadies KO1 Mitchell Allen  
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 February 2, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 George Benton W6 Bucky Slocum  
 Charley Salas KO6 Pat Byers  
 Joe Aurillo W6 Jan Henri  
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 February 8, 1950  (Wednesday) Arena

Promoter: Harry Steinman  /  Attendance: 7,500  /  Gate: $32,519

 Jersey Joe Walcott KO3 Harold Johnson

1:03

 Earl Haines TKO2 Steve King  
 Terry Wagner W6 Joe Harley  
 Al Winn KO1 Kenny Harris  
 Jimmy Cannon KO1 Enrico Lopez  
 George Gibbs KO1 Joe Green  
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 February 9, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Joey Giardello W8 Johnny Bernardo

split decision

 Dan Bucceroni KO3 Rocky Jones  
 Jackie Floyd W6 Jimmy Collins  
 Lloyd Tate W6 Bernie Peters  
 Jimmy Robinson TKO1 Harold Moore  
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 February 16, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Honeychile Johnson W8 Charley Salas majority decision
 Lou Pompey W6 Johnny Fry  
 Young Sam Langford KO6 Al Raymond  
 Mario Marino KO2 Patsy Pandolu  
 Charles Douglas KO2 Booker Green  
 Buzz Scaidor KO2 Billy Palumbo  
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 February 23, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Eddie Giosa W8 Ermano Bonetti  
 Stonewall Jackson W6 Ted Bussey  
 Eddie Goodman W6 Joe Brewer  
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 March 2, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Percy Bassett W10 Orlando Zulueta  
 Dan Bucceroni W6 Wylie Burns  
 Speedy Lawrence TKO5 Jimmy Robinson  
 Tony Cocco W6 Earl Hilton  
 Ike Whitner W4 Buzz Scaidor  
 Tony Alexander W4 Johnny Brown  
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 March 6, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 Kid Gavilan W10 Otis Graham

split decision

 Charley Spicer W8 Sonny Bunn

after main event

 Rudy Zadell W8 Joe Bonadies

unpopular decision

 Benny Droll W6 Sammy Haskins  
 Bob Easterly KO3 Willie Dee Jones  
 Marcelino Armenteros W6 Gene Landers  
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 March 9, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Jimmy King W10 Bobby Lee  
 Eddie Goodman D6 Lou Pompey  
 George Gibbs W6 Jimmy DeCerio  
 Al Capers TKO1 Mike Ludlow  
 Frank Cocco D4 Angelo Malavez  
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 March 13, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 Jersey Joe Walcott KO1  Johnny Shkor 1:34
 Herman McCroy TKO5 Bobby Mann Before 6th / cut
 Carlton Moore KO1 John Thigpen :38
 Al Winn W6 Bob Islar  
 Roy Ingram W6 Bernard Dukes  
 Shelby Langford W6 Benny Droll  
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 March 16, 1950  (Thursday) Met
 Joe Aurillo W6 Tony Alexander  
 Calvin Smith W8 George Dunn  
 Gomez Gordy D4 Johnny Mitchell  
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 March 22, 1950  (Wednesday) Convention Hall

Promoter: Herman Taylor  /  Attendance: 11, 747  /  Gate: $53,762

 Sugar Ray Robinson KO1 George Costner 2:49
 Johnny Saxton KO3 John Bowman 1:52
 Honeychile Johnson W6 Herman McCray  
 Johnny Bernardo W6 Johnny Darby  
 Speedy Lawrence W6 Ted Bussey  
 Eddie Goodman TKO3 Joe Brewer cut
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 March 27, 1950  (Monday) Arena

Attendance: 3,239  /  Gate: $5768

 Eddie Giosa W10 Bob Montgomery

unanimous decision

 Rudy Zadell D8 Joe Bonadies

 

 Joey Giardello KO1 Steve Sabatino

2:04

 Bobby Robb W4 Marvin Green

 

 Jan Henri KO3 Clarence Smith

 

 John Baker KO2 Jimmy Lewis

1:08

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 April 3, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 Robert Villemain W10 Otis Graham

unanimous decision

 Speedy Lawrence TKO5 Germain Caboche  
 Vernon Franks W? Jimmy Cool  
 Bucky Slocum TKO3 Clay Milliron  
 Jimmy Cannon TKO2 Patsy Pandoli  
 Young Georgie Gibbs TKO2 Vince Barnes  
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 April 19, 1950  (Wednesday) Arena
 Charley Fusari W10 Joey Carkido

unanimous decision

 Percy Bassett W8 Proctor Heinhold  
 Charley Spicer W8 Rudy Zadell  
 Randy Ingram W6 Ernie Gennelli  
 Harry Hall W4 Young Roundtree  
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 May 1, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 Eddie Giosa W10 Johnny Greco

split decision

 Billy Robb KO4 Luther Thomas  
 Jimmy King W8 Herman McCray  
 Cal Smith TKO5 Clem Carter  
 Lloyd Tate W6 Georgie Gibbs  
 Gil Turner KO1 Jimmy Verne Turner's Pro Debut
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 May 8, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 George Costner W10 Kid Gavilan

split decision

 Gil Turner KO5 George Martin  
 Omelio Agramonte W8 Billy Gilliam  
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May 1950 - Jimmy Toppi's Met was badly damaged by fire and went out of commission for 10 months while repairs were made.  The next fight card held there was in March 1951. 
     
 June 5, 1950  (Monday) Municipal Stadium

Attendance: 22,004  /  Gate: $119,007

 Sugar Ray Robinson W15 Robert Villemain unanimous decision
 Johnny Saxton W6 Lionel Isadore  
 Al Mobley W6 George Benton  
 Calvin Smith W6 Eduardo Cartasseo  
 Joe Bonadies W6 Adrian Morgart  
 Billy Robb D4 Marvin Green  
 Eddie Holtz W4 Santa Bucca  
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 June 10, 1950  (Saturday) Toppi Stadium (Debut)
 Lloyd Tate W8 Mike Kobella unanimous decision
 Gil Turner KO1 Eddie Holtz  
 Bernie Peters D6 Reggie Martina  
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 June 12, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 Gene Burton W8 Honeychile Johnson split decision
 Speedy Lawrence W6 Eddie Goodman  
 Rocky Jones W6 Doc Bee  
 Billy Wyatt KO3 Al Williams  
 Marvin Green D6 Mick Romagnoti  
 Jimmy Esmond KO1 Jimmy Walton  
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 June 21, 1950  (Wednesday) Toppi Stadium
 Charley Spicer W8 Herman McCray  
 Santa Bucca W6 Eddie Holtz  
 Lloyd Tate ? Georgie Gibbs  
 Randy Ingram ? Bucky Slocum  
 Billy Robb ? Walter Bit  
 Frankie Kid Anselm W4 Joey Bishop  
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 July 6, 1950  (Thursday) Toppi Stadium
 Honeychile Johnson W8 Joe Bonadies split decision
 Dan Bucceroni TKO2 Doc Bee  
 Danny Womber W6 Gus Cosby  
 Romeo Gagliardi TKO4 Red Schultz  
 Danny Richards TKO2 Al Coleman  
 Tony Basil KO3 Sammy Perillo  
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 July 12, 1950  (Wednesday) Shibe Park

Promoter: Frank Palumbo  /  Attendance: 9,809  /  Gate: $41,970

 George Costner W10 Ike Williams

unanimous decision

 Percy Bassett TKO7 Terry Young  
 Honeychile Johnson D10 Otis Graham  
 Arthur King W10 Eddie Giosa  
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 July 17, 1950  (Monday) Venue
 Al Armando W4 Joey Bishop  
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 October 26, 1950  (Thursday) Convention Hall

Promoter: Arena Corporation  /  Attendance: 5,034  /  Gate: $16,912

 Sugar Ray Robinson KO12 Carl Bobo Olson 1:19
 Dan Bucceroni KO2 Shamus O'Brien 1:52
 Danny Womber W6 Lloyd Tate  
 Santa Bucca W6 Ermanno Bonetti "unpopular decision"
 Terry Moore KO2 Lou Pompey 2:16
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 November 4, 1950  (Saturday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Jim Dockery KO2 Matty Flynn  
 Gil Turner KO6 Billy Whye  
 Jan Henri D6 George Aurillo  
 Carl Mayer D4 Cliff Bical  
 George Justine W4 Marvin Hickman  
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 November 9, 1950  (Thursday) Venue
 Billy Whye W6 Georgie Gibbs  
 John Brown TKO3 Marvin Edelman Before 4th
 Tommy Martin TKO3 Albert Snyder 1:26
 Richie DeGerio TKO4 Tony Basil 1:39
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 November 11, 1950  (Saturday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Ted Calaman KO3 Lonnie Clark 1:54
 Sherman Nelson TKO1 Dan Rider  
 Marvin Edelman W6 Harry Tompkins  
 Baby Rocky KO4 Little Bear  
 Gene Takach TKO3 Billy Shannon  
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 November 27, 1950  (Monday) Convention Hall

Promoter: Herman Taylor  /  Attendance: 8,500  /  Gate: $26,740

 Rocky Graziano KO4 Honeychile Johnson :48
 Rudy Cruz W10 Arthur King  
 Joey Giardello D8 Gene Roberts  
 Gil Turner TKO1 Joe Brewer  
 Jimmy Flood KO1 Jimmy Hayden  
 Joe Liberto Ko1 Joe Mayne  
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 December 9, 1950  (Saturday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Gil Turner KO2 Al Hauser 3 knockdowns
 Tony Wolfe KO1 Johnny Byrd  
 Cliff Brickle TKO4 Jimmy Jerolle  
 Joe Black KO2 Billy Marino  
 Carl Myer TKO2 George Frison  
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 December 16, 1950  (Saturday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Billy Whye TKO8 Joe Brewer

2:29

 Arnold Curry D6 Tony Martin  
 Leonard Ingram W4 Chuck Bloss  
 Fred Dukes KO1 Bill Stenson  
 Tony Fargineri W4 Chico Corsey  
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 December 18, 1950  (Monday) Arena
 Ike Williams W10 Rudy Cruz  
 Harold Johnson KO2 Harry Daniels  
 Joey Giardello KO5 Leroy Allen  
 Gil Turner KO1 Massimo Sanna  
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