PHILLY BOXING HISTORY

Fights - 1953  

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 January 3, 1953  (Saturday) Venue
 Don Braun W8 Red Archie  
 Earl Clemmons W6 Jimmy Bryant  
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 January 10, 1953  (Saturday) Venue
 Don Alva KO4 Joe Pooles  
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 January 20, 1953  (Tuesday) Arena
 Gil Turner W10 Bobby Dykes  
 Claude Hammond KO2 Elwood Davis  
 Cortez Jackson W6 Johnny Fishcake Donaldson  
 Jimmy Washington W6 Hurley Sanders  
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 January 24, 1953  (Saturday) Venue
 Baby Ray Jones W8 Chick Alexander  
 Bobby Bennett KO4 Hal Cole  
 Earl Clemmons W6 Jimmy Bryant  
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 January 27, 1953  (Tuesday) Arena

Annual Deborah Benefit Show /  Matchmaker: Jack Puggy  /  Attendance: 5,013  /  $18,902

 Dan Bucceroni W10 Rocky Jones

unanimous decision

 George Benton W8 Lester Felton

unanimous decision

 Jimmy DeCerio W6 Vinnie DeCarlo

unanimous decision / upset

 Sampson Powell TKO5 Wendell Hannah

1:14

 Bobby Brandt KO5 Jan Henri

2:27

 Johnny Gentile W4 Jack Cassidy  
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 January 31, 1953  (Saturday) Venue
 Don Braun W8 Al Avant  
 Felix Benson KO1 Bill Griffin  
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 February 7, 1953  (Saturday) Venue
 Jimmy DeCerio W8 Jesse Gethers  
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 February 10, 1953  (Tuesday) Arena

Promoter: Herman Taylor

 Johnny Saxton W10 Freddie Dawson

unanimous decision

 Jimmy Cooper W8 Charlie McGarrity  
 Don Alva W6 Bobby Brandt  
 George Justine W6 Boland Abrams  
 Benny Meeks W6 Marvin Hickman  
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 February 14, 1953  (Saturday) Cambria
 Don Braun W8 Baby Ray Jones  
 Felix Benson TKO3 Jimmy Dugan  
 Tony Beltrante D4 Joe Pietro  
 Bobby Bennett W4 Bobby Stower  
 Charley Scott W4 Steve Cole  
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 February 21, 1953  (Saturday) Venue
 Don Alva W8 George Tsaldaris  
 Steve Tomassi KO2 Billy Danford  
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 February 28, 1953  (Saturday) Cambria
 Charley Scott W4 Dave Staples  
 Clifton Bradley W4 Ernie Bibbs  
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 March 4, 1953  (Wednesday) Venue
 Bobby Bennett W4 Rex Sullivan  
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 March 7, 1953  (Saturday) Venue
 Cortez Jackson W8 Boland Abrams  
 Felix Benson KO4 Jimmy Wilson  
 Pete Logue W6 Chico Corsey  
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 March 14, 1953  (Saturday) Cambria
 Joey Rowan TKO5 Don Avla  
 Tommy Marciano KO1 Jimmy Bryant  
 Johnny Ciccarelli KO3 Don Dall  
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 March 21, 1953  (Saturday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Calvin Smith D8 Tiger Rankin  
 Frank Logue KO3 Al Ferguson  
 Rex Sullivan W6 Paul Shea  
 Billy Lee KO2 Charlie Paul  
 Charley Scott KO2 Chuck Sandi  
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 March 28, 1953  (Saturday) Met

Promoter: Jimmy Toppi

 Ike Williams W10 Vic Cardell  
 Joe Brewer W8 Red Archie  
 Richie DeCerio W6 Ike White  
 Art Mullins KO4 Johnny Fishcake Donaldson  
 Clifton Bradley W4 Billy Beaman  
 Bobby Nichols KO1 Steve Cole  
 Frank Logue W? Steve Tomasi  
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 April 7, 1953  (Tuesday) Arena

Promoter: Herman Taylor  /  Attendance: 7,377 /  Gate: $40,642

 Joey Giardello W10 Gil Turner unanimous decision
 Boland Abrams W8 Cortez Jackson unanimous decision
 Jimmy Franklin W8 Sampson Powell  
 Jimmy Washington W6 Jimmy Shuber  
 Joey Rowan TKO1 Ernie Sanders 1:32
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 April 11, 1953  (Saturday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Johnny Gentile W6 Charley Scott  
 Tommy Marciano W6 Chico Corsey  
 Georgie Johnson KO5 Billy Gordon  
 Don Taylor W4 Bobby Bennett  
 Tim Kennedy TKO? Joe Kennedy  
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 April 18, 1953  (Saturday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Joey Rowan KO4 Rudy Franklin  
 Johnny Cook W4 Steve Tomassi  
 Jimmy Franklin KO1 Dick Davis  
 Jesse Manigault KO2 Matt Henderson  
 Tony Tuzzi W4 William Britton  
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 April 25, 1953  (Saturday) Venue

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Bobby Brandt W8 Tex Newby  
 Clyde Thompson KO2 James Wiley  
 Richie DeCerio W6 Earl Clemmons  
 Billy Beaman D4 Clifton Bradley  
 Mike Velerio TKO2 Johnny Smith  
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 June 11, 1953  (Thursday) Venue
 Ike White KO? Boland Adams  
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 June 15, 1953  (Monday) Connie Mack Stadium

Promoter: Herman Taylor  /  Attendance: 14,676  /  Gate: $71,926

 Gil Turner W10 Johnny Saxton split decision
 Cortez Jackson W6 Jose Morell  
 Georgie Johnson W8 Al Warner unanimous decision
 Benny Meeks KO2 Tatos Matos  
 Felix Benson W6 Elwood Davis  
 Bobby Boyd KO3 Mario Moreno after main event
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 June 18, 1953  (Thursday) Venue
 Peter Adams W10 Vinnie DeCarlo  
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 June 25, 1953  (Thursday) Toppi Stadium
 Jay Anderson W10 Joe Brewer unanimous decision
 Johnny Bernardo W6 Jimmy Cool  
 Johnny Gentile KO3 Jimmy Bryant  
 Tim Kennedy KO3 Johnny Cook  
 Billy Beaman D4 Clifton Bradley  
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 July 7, 1953  (Tuesday) Arena
 Johnny Bernardo W8 Johnny Lombardo  
 Charley Scott KO6 Mack Little  
 Tony Anthony KO2 Al Heath  
 Bobby Bennett D4 Jack Cassidy  
 Fred Perry TKO1 Aaron Williams  
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 July 16, 1953  (Thursday) Toppi Stadium
 Jimmy Carlini W8 Ike White  
 Emmy Tucci W6 Joey Bishop  
 George LaMalza W4 Billy Beaman  
 Tim Kennedy D6 Jimmy Fuller  
 George Tsaldaris W6 Clyde Thompson  
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 July 23, 1953  (Thursday) Toppi Stadium
 Jimmy Franklin KO1 Freddy Lott 2:28
 George Benton W8 Chuck Goldsby unanimous decision
 Melvin Parker KO6 Freddie Dures  
 Johnny Coleman TKO2 Ernie Petrone  
 Johnny Gentile W6 Johnny Fishcake Donaldson  
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 August 1, 1953  (Saturday) The Met
 Johnny Bernardo KO6 Joe Brewer  
 Boland Abrams KO4 Marvin Hickman  
 Emmy Tucci W6 Richie DeCerio  
 Johnny Fishcake Donaldson W4 Chico Palacio  
 Lou Witherspoon W4 Art Fuller  
 Fred Terry TKO1 Paul Hutchinson  
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 August 6, 1953  (Thursday) Toppi Stadium
 Bobby Brandt TKO1 Joey Rowan  
 Tommy Marciano W6 Charley Scott  
 Harold Carter KO3 Clyde Thompson  
 Clifton Bradley KO3 Baby Ray LaMar  
 Tony Budwin KO3 Bobby Douglas  
 Alex Griffin W6 Nick Valeri  
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 August 13, 1953  (Thursday) Toppi Stadium
 George Benton KO6 Jimmy Franklin

2:16

 Johnny Gentile TKO8 Johnny Fishcake Donaldson

before 8th

 Harold Felder TKO2 Fred Terry

Felder pro debut

 Johnny Cook W6 Tim Kennedy  
 Alex Brown W6 George Tsaldaris  
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 August 20, 1953  (Thursday) Venue
 Eddie Giosa W8 Joey Bishop  
 Billy Beaman W6 Rex Sullivan  
 Tony Budwin W4 Al Harris  
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 August 27, 1953  (Thursday) Toppi Stadium
 Marvin Edelman W8 Bobby Brandt  
 Tim Kennedy KO5 Chick Alexander  
 Johnny Coleman W4 Gene Eley  
 Roosevelt Coward KO1 Orville Preston  
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 September 8, 1953  (Tuesday) Connie Mack Stadium

Promoter: Herman Taylor  /  Attendance: 8,462  /  Gate: $37,680

 Harold Johnson W10 Ezzard Charles

split decision

 Billy Smith W6 Shirley Pemberton  
 Johnny Bernardo KO1 Joe Brewer

1:08 / 3 knockdowns

 Leroy Coleman KO5 Richie James

2:54

 Waddell Hanna W6 Ben Skelton

2 knockdowns

 Jim Robinson KO1 Jesse Manigault

2:56 / after main event

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 September 29, 1953  (Tuesday) Arena
 Johnny Saxton W10 Joey Giardello  
 Joey Rowan W6 Don Avla  
 Felix Benson W6 Whitman Burgess  
 Clifton Bradley KO3 Joe Quinn  
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 October 9, 1953  (Friday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Eddie Giosa W8 Joey Bishop  
 Johnny Cook W6 Chico Corsey  
 Andy Arel KO2 Dennis Avent  
 Jim Wylie W4 Johnny Rice  
 Jimmy Soo KO1 Duke Brooks  
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 October 15, 1953  (Thursday) Arena

Promoter: Herman Taylor  /  Attendance: 3,066  /  Gate: $9,726

 Gil Turner KO5 Johnny Bernardo  
 Cortez Jackson W8 Manuel Baptista  
 Elwood Davis W6 Benny Meeks  
 Frank Logue KO4 Billy Danford  
 Jimmy Beecham W6 Ike White

Beecham Pro Debut

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 October 23, 1953  (Friday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Johnny Gentile W8 Joey Bishop  
 Jimmy Soo KO3 Ike Wilson  
 Johnny Cook KO2 Emanuel Stewart  
 Billy Abel KO2 Bobby Van Dyke  
 James Wyley W4 Eddie Wilson  
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 October 30, 1953  (Friday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Eddie Giosa W8 Don Braun  
 Andy Arel KO1 Royal Reyes  
 Fred Terry W6 Ike White  
 Jake Josato W4 Jesse Barclay  
 Johnny Rice D4 Charles Koenig  
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 November 6, 1953  (Friday) Cambria
 Tommy Marciano W8 Manuel Batista  
 Jimmy Beecham TKO1 Tim Kennedy  
 Bob Singleton W4 Ernie Bibbs  
 Tony Budwin W4 Paul Shea  
 Carmen Bartolomeo KO1 Julian Rhodes  
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 November 13, 1953  (Friday) Cambria
 Johnny Bernardo KO4 Emmy Tucci  
 Frank Logue W6 Chico Corsey  
 Billy Abel KO3 Billy Heacock  
 Marty Feldman KO3 Willie Graper  
 Joe Stansberry TKO1 Pat McGee  
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 November 20, 1953  (Friday) Cambria
 Roosevelt Coward W8 Calvin Smith  
 Jimmy Soo KO2 Johnny Fishcake Donaldson  
 Charlie Cummings W4 Tony Budwin  
 Jake Josato D4 Richie Johnson  
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 November 27, 1953  (Friday) Cambria
 Johnny Bernardo KO8 Porky Sanders  
 Johnny Cook W6 Chico Corsey  
 Johnny Coleman TKO2 Tiger White  
 Marty Feldman KO1 Willie Moss  
 Jimmy Cheri W4 Leroy Howard  
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 December 4, 1953  (Friday) Cambria
 Jimmy Soo KO3 Jimmy Bryant  
 Billy Abel W4 Joe Stanberry  
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 December 11, 1953  (Friday) Cambria
 Ted Calaman KO7 Lou Benson  
 Jimmy Beecham KO2 Al Heath  
 Charlie Cummings W4 Ernie Bibbs  
 Jesse Smith W4 Dave Evans  
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 December 18, 1953  (Friday) Cambria
 Jimmy Soo W7 Earl Clemmons  
 Johnny Gentile W7 Chico Corsey  
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