PHILLY BOXING HISTORY

Fights - 1954  

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 January 8, 1954  (Friday) Venue
 Jimmy Soo W7 Aaron Tart  
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 January 22, 1954  (Friday) Cambria
 Jimmy Soo W8 Earl Clemmons  
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 January 26, 1954  (Tuesday) Arena
 Gil Turner W10 Pierre Langlois  
 Georgie Johnson KO2 Clarence Young Sampson  
 Henry Toothpick Brown KO2 Duke Pressley  
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 January 28, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Felix Benson W6 Jesse Smith  
 Jake Josato KO1 Ike Johnson  
 Joey Rowan KO2 Paul Moody  
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 January 29, 1954  (Friday) Cambria
 Ted Calaman TKO1 Clyde Thompson 2:06
 Jimmy Carlini W7 Johnny Cook  
 Paul Shea KO1 Leo Van Dyke  
 Jimmy Fadigan W? Ernie Butler  
 Frankie Wensted W? John Robinson  
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 February 4, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza
 Boland Abrams W8 Cortez Jackson  
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 February 5, 1954  (Friday) Cambria
 Jimmy Soo KO3 Billy Francis

2:37

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 February 11, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Jimmy Soo KO4 Bobby Gory  
 Jake Josato W4 Charley Scott  
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 February 18, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Jesse Smith KO1 Al Heath  
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 February 19, 1954  (Friday) Venue
 Joey Rowan KO8 Ted Calaman  
 Jake Josato KO2 Bobby Larkin  
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 February 22, 1954  (Monday) Venue
 Al Hauser D6 Charley Spicer  
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 February 24, 1954  (Wednesday) Arena
 Johnny Saxton W10 Johnny Bratton  
 Jimmy Soo KO2 Charley Drexler  
 Henry Brown W6 Tommy Martin  
 Charley Scott W4 Billy Walker  
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 February 25, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza
 Eddie Giosa W8 Jimmy Champagne  
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 March 1, 1954  (Monday) Venue
 Jesse Smith KO5 Randy Ingram  
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 March 5, 1954  (Friday) Venue
 Jimmy Soo KO3 Johnny Long  
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 March 10, 1954  (Wednesday) Arena
 Bobby Jones W10 Gil Turner  
 Fred Terry TKO4 Ike White  
 Jose Morell TKO5 Aaron Tart  
 Marty Feldman TKO2 Ike Lewis  
 Henry Clay W6 James Arthur  
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 March 11, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Jake Josato W6 Earl Johnson  
 Charley Scott KO3 Willie Bey  
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 March 18, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza

Promoter: Jimmy Riggio

 Henry Toothpick Brown D8 Boland Abrams  
 George LaMalza KO1 Leonard Moore  
 Mickey Rosati W Leroy Howard  
 Tony Budwin W Bert Korn  
 Steve Dieski KO1 Dick Lee  
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 March 19, 1954  (Friday) Cambria
 Jimmy Soo W8 Reuben Davis  
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 March 20, 1954  (Saturday) Venue
 Tommy Marciano W7 Charley Scott  
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 March 25, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Ike Jenkins W8 Vinnie DeCarlo  
 Jake Josato D6 Marvin Hickman  
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 April 1, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Hurley Sanders W8 Bob Slaughter  
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 April 21, 1954  (Monday) Arena
 Bobby Jones KO10 Gil Turner  
 Henry Brown KO8 Boland Abrams  
 Al Hauser D6 Charley Spicer  
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 April 22, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza
 Jimmy Soo KO7 George LaMalza  
 Dick Cannady KO5 Jesse Smith  
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 April 29, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza
 Joe DeGrazio KO2 Jimmy Hicks  
 Charley Douglas W6 Tommy Merrill  
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 May 13, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza
 Frankie Sodano KO3 Braxton Reed  
 Joe DeGrazio W4 James Wiley  
 Garnet Hart KO1 Richie Johnson

Hart pro debut

 Bobby Singleton W6 Clifton Bradley  
 Lou Taylor W? Wallace Odinea  
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 May 20, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Johnny Cook W8 Jake Josato  
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 June 22, 1954  (Tuesday) Met
 Dave Gallardo W10 Boland Abrams  
 Charley Scott KO2 Jake Josato  
 Joe DeGrazio KO2 Johnny Rice  
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 July 7, 1954  (Wednesday) Arena
 Joey Giardello W10 Billy Kilgore  
 Charley Scott W6 Cortez Jackson  
 Joe DeGrazio W4 Rocky Brown  
 Mickey Rosado W4 Clifton Bradley  
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 August 14, 1954  (Saturday) Met
 Cisco Andrade W10 Boland Abrams  
 Garnet Hart KO4 Jerry Black  
 Charley Scott KO2 Eric Pispa  
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 September 1, 1954  (Wednesday) Met
Gavilan-Saxton was scheduled for Convention Hall on this date. But when Gavilan became ill on the night of the fight, this card was assembled and televised in it's place before a "studio audience" of 2,000 non-paying spectators. Gavilan-Saxton was eventually staged on 10/20/54.
 Henry Toothpick Brown W6 Tommy Reed  
 Ike Chestnut D6 Bobby Bell  
 George Justine W6 Elwood Davis split decision
 Ike White W6 Melvin Parker  
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 September 16, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Jimmy Soo KO2 Baby Ray Jones  
 Jesse Smith KO3 Nathan Bagby  
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 September 24, 1954  (Friday) Arena

Promoter: Herman Taylor

 Joey Giardello W10 Ralph Jones  
 Jimmy Soo W8 Howard Curry  
 Fred Terry W6 Ike Jenkins  
 Jimmy Hackney W6 Johnny Darby  
 Vince Morello KO1 Elmer Hicks  
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 September 30, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza

Promoter: Jimmy Riggio

 Charley Scott KO2 Johnny Ciccarelli  
 Tony Borraccia W7 Bernard Bibbs  
 Mickey Rosatti TKO5 Herbie Contricher  
 Roosevelt Coward W6 Duke Pressley  
 Arnold Mitchell TKO3 Jackie Haynes  
 Earl Haines W4 Jimmy Hicks  
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 October 1, 1954  (Friday) Cambria

Promoter: Joe Wenke

 Johnny Cooke KO3 Rocky Petrolle  
 Joe DeGrazio W6 Buddy Keener  
 Chicken Rubin W6 Frankie Dixon  
 Steve Traitz KO2 Julius Carter Traitz pro debut
 Ray Elmer TKO2 Lincoln Lang  
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 October 7, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza
 Jimmy Soo KO7 Andy Arel  
 Jesse Smith KO1 Randy Ingram  
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 October 8, 1954  (Thursday) Arena
 Billy Smith KO2 Harold Johnson  
 Garnet Hart KO6 Melvin Parker  
 George Berry W8 Billy Davis  
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 October 14, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Joey Rowan KO4 Johnny Butler  
 Tony Borraccia W7 Johnny Jansie  
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 October 20, 1954  (Wednesday) Convention Hall
 Johnny Saxton W15 Kid Gavilan  
 Garnet Hart KO2 Willie Long  
 Jimmy Hackney W6 Boland Abrams  
 Jesse Smith W6 Rocky Tomasello  
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 October 21, 1954  (Thursday) Plaza
 Marvin Edelman TKO3 Charlie 'King' Cole  
 Frankie Sodano W8 Billy Davis  
 Joe DeGrazio KO1 Jay Bee  
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 October 22, 1954  (Friday) Venue
 Johnny Cook W8 Jake Josato  
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 October 28, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Felix Benson W6 Freddy Dukes  
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 October 29, 1954  (Friday) Venue
 Jethro Cason KO1 Johnny Jackson  
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 November 4, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Joey Rowan W8 Pat Roberts  
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 November 5, 1954  (Friday) Arena
 Bob Baker W10 Jimmy Slade  
 Jimmy Soo W8 Charlie Cummings  
 Garnet Hart KO2 Earl Johnson  
 Shirley Pembleton W6 Carlton Moore  
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 November 12, 1954  (Friday) Venue
 Jethro Cason W6 Freddie Fuller  
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 November 18, 1954  (Thursday) Met
 Gil Turner TKO8 Charley Scott 2:08
 Boland Abrams KO2 Henry Brown  
 Carmen Bartolemo W8 Jake Josato  
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 December 3, 1954  (Friday) Cambria
 Eddie Corma W8 Chicken Rubin

unanimous decision

 Jim Robinson W6 James Carter  
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 December 16, 1954  (Thursday) Venue
 Jake Josato W8 Boland Abrams  
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 December 17, 1954  (Friday) Venue
 Jim Robinson KO3 Charlie Purvis  
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