Archie Moore

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Archie Moore
Archie-moore.jpg
Archie Moore in trailer to "Breakheart Pass" (1975)
Statistics
Real nameArchibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s)The Old Mongoose
Rated atMiddleweight
Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1916-12-13)December 13, 1916
Benoit, Mississippi
DiedDecember 9, 1998(1998-12-09) (aged 81)
San Diego, California
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights219
Wins185
Wins by KO131
Losses23
Draws10
No contests1
 
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Archie Moore
Archie-moore.jpg
Archie Moore in trailer to "Breakheart Pass" (1975)
Statistics
Real nameArchibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s)The Old Mongoose
Rated atMiddleweight
Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1916-12-13)December 13, 1916
Benoit, Mississippi
DiedDecember 9, 1998(1998-12-09) (aged 81)
San Diego, California
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights219
Wins185
Wins by KO131
Losses23
Draws10
No contests1

Archie Moore (born Archibald Lee Wright; December 13, 1916 – December 9, 1998), was an American professional boxer and the Light Heavyweight World Champion (December,1952–May,1962), who had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport. Nicknamed "The Old Mongoose," Moore holds the record for the most career knockouts (131). He ranks #4 on The Ring's list of "100 greatest punchers of all time," has the longest reign in Light Heavyweight history, and is rated by prominent boxing website BoxRec as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all-time.[1]

A native of Benoit, Mississippi, Moore was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. An important figure in the American black community, he became involved in African American causes once his days as a fighter were over. He also established himself as a successful character actor in television and film. Moore died in his adopted home of San Diego, California.

Before boxing[edit]

Moore often found himself in trouble as a youngster, and was in a reformatory until 1934. In 1935, he began his boxing career with nine fights as a boxer, winning 5 and losing 4. He also claimed to have boxed under the name "Fourth of July Kid," so he may have had even more fights.

Professional boxing career[edit]

He turned professional in 1938 and boxed all but one of his 12 bouts that year in San Diego. Moore had eight bouts in 1939, going 5-2 during that span, with one "no contest." He lost to former Middleweight Champion and future Hall of Famer Teddy Yarosz during that time, and his no-contest was against Jack Coggins, in eight rounds. In 1940, Moore made a tour of Australia and fought in Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide and Sydney. He won all of his seven bouts there, including six by knockout. Upon returning to the United States, he defeated Pancho Ramirez by a knockout in five, but lost to Shorty Hogue on a six-round decision.

First retirement and comeback[edit]

Moore had four fights in 1941, during which he went 2-1-1, with the draw against Eddie Booker. By then, however, he had suffered through several stomach ulcers, with the resulting operations, and he announced his retirement from boxing.

His retirement was brief, however, and by 1942 he was back in the ring. He won his first six bouts that year, including a second round knockout of Hogue in a rematch, and a ten round decision over Jack Chase. He met Booker in a rematch, and reached the same conclusion as their first meeting had: another 10 round draw.

In 1943, Moore fought seven bouts, winning five and losing two. He won and then lost the California State Middleweight title against Chase, both by 15 round decisions, and beat Chase again in his last bout of that year, in a ten round decision. He also lost a decision to Aaron Wade that year.

The Atlantic Coast[edit]

In 1944, he had nine bouts, going 7-2. His last bout that year marked his debut on the Atlantic Coast, and the level of his opposition began to improve. He beat Jimmy Hayden by a knockout in five, lost to future Hall of Famer Charlie Burley by a decision, and to Booker by a knockout in eight.

He won his first eight bouts of 1945, impressing Atlantic coast boxing experts and earning a fight with future IBHOF enshrinee Jimmy Bivins, who defeated Moore by a knockout in six at Cleveland. He returned to the Eastern Seaboard to fight five more times before that year was over. He met, among others, future IBHOF enshrinee Holman Williams during that span, losing a ten round decision, and knocking him out in eleven in the rematch.

By 1946, Moore had moved to the light heavyweight division and he went 5-2-1 that year, beating contender Curtis Sheppard, but losing to future World Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Ezzard Charles by a decision in ten, and drawing with old nemesis Chase. By then, Moore began complaining publicly that, according to him, none of boxing's world champions would risk their titles fighting him.

1947 was essentially a year of rematches for Moore. He went 7-1 that year, his one loss being to Charles. He beat Chase by a knockout in nine, Sheppard by a decision in ten and Bivins by a knockout in nine. He also defeated Burt Lytell, by a decision in ten.

He fought a solid 14 fights in 1948, losing again to Charles by a knockout in nine, losing to Leonard Morrow by a knockout in the first, to Henry Hall by a decision in ten and to Lloyd Gibson by a disqualification in four. But he also beat Ted Lowry, by a decision in ten, and Hall in a rematch, also by decision.

1949 was also a good year for Moore: He had 13 bouts that year, going 12-1. He defeated the Alabama Kid twice; by knockout in four and by knockout in three, Bob Satterfield by a knockout in three, Bivins by a knockout in eight, future World Light Heavyweight Champion and IBHOF inductee Harold Johnson by a decision, Bob Sikes by a knockout in three and Phil Muscato by a decision. He lost to Clinton Bacon by a disqualification in six.

By Moore's standards, 1950 was a vacation year for him: he only had two fights, winning both, including a 10 round decision in a rematch with Lydell.

In 1951, Moore boxed 18 times, winning 16, losing one, and drawing one. He went on an Argentinian tour, fighting seven times there, winning six and drawing one. In between those seven fights, he found time for a trip to Montevideo, Uruguay, where he defeated Vicente Quiroz by a knockout in six. He knocked out Bivins in nine and split two decisions with Johnson.

World Light Heavyweight Champion[edit]

1952 was one of the most important years in Moore's life. After beating Johnson, heavyweight contenders Jimmy Slade, Bob Dunlap, and Clarence Henry and light heavyweight Clinton Bacon (knocked out in four in a rematch), Moore was finally given an opportunity at age thirty-six to fight for the title of World Light Heavyweight Champion against future IBHOF honoree Joey Maxim.

Maxim had just defeated the great Sugar Ray Robinson by a technical knockout in 14 rounds, forcing Robinson to quit in his corner due to heat exhaustion. Against Maxim, Moore consistently landed powerful right hands, hurting him several times en route to a fifteen-round decision. After sixteen long years, he had finally achieved his dream.

He was far from done, however. The next year, Moore won all nine of his bouts, including a 10 round non title win against then fringe heavyweight contender Nino Valdez of Cuba and a 15 round decision over Maxim in a rematch to retain the belt. He made two more bouts in Argentina before the end of the year.

In 1954, he had only four fights, retaining the title in a third fight with Maxim, who once again went the 15 round distance, and versus Johnson, who he knocked out in 14. He also beat highly ranked heavyweight Bob Baker.

In 1955, Moore again beat Valdez, who by that time was the no. 1 heavyweight contender, and defended against Bobo Olson, the World Middleweight Champion and future Hall of Famer who was coming off a decision victory over Joey Maxim, by a knockout in three.

On September 21, 1955, Moore went up in weight to face future Hall of Famer Rocky Marciano for Marciano's Heavyweight Championship. Moore briefly dropped Marciano in the second round (the second and last time Marciano had ever been knocked down), but Marciano recovered and knocked Moore down five times, knocking him out in the ninth to retain the belt. It was Marciano's sixth and last title defense before retiring in 1956.

In 1956, Moore fought mostly as a heavyweight but did retain his Light Heavyweight title with a ten round knockout over Yolande Pompey in London. He won 11 bouts in a row before challenging again for the World Heavyweight Championship. The title was left vacant by Marciano, but Moore lost to Floyd Patterson by a knockout in five (Patterson, yet another future Hall of Famer, himself made history that night, becoming, at the age of 21, the youngest World Heavyweight Champion yet, a record he would hold until 1986).

Moore won all six of his bouts during 1957. Among those wins was an easy 10-round decision over heavyweight contender Hans Kalbfell in Germany, a knockout in 7 rounds over highly ranked Tony Anthony to retain the light heavyweight title, a one-sided 10-round decision over light heavyweight contender Eddie Cotton in a non-title bout and a 4th round knockout of future top ten heavyweight contender Roger Rischer.

In 1958, Moore had 10 fights, going 9-0-1 during that span. His fight with Yvon Durelle in particular was of note: defending his world light heavyweight title in Montreal, he was felled three times in round one, and once again in round five, but then dropped Durelle in round 10 and won by a knockout in the 11th.

1959, his last full year as uncontested champion, was another rare low-profile year; in his two fights, he beat Sterling Davis by a knockout in three, and then Durelle again, also by a knockout in three, to once again retain his World Light Heavyweight title.

During 1960, Moore was stripped of his World Light Heavyweight title by the National Boxing Association (NBA), but continued to be recognized by most major boxing authorities including the New York State Athletic Commission and The Ring Magazine. Moore won three of his four bouts in 1960, one by decision against Buddy Turman in Dallas, Texas, his lone loss coming in a ten-round decision versus Giulio Rinaldi in Rome.

In 1961, he defeated Turman again by decision in Manila, Philippines before defending his Lineal World Light Heavyweight Championship for what would be the last time, beating Rinaldi by a 15 round decision to retain the belt. In his last fight that year, he once again ventured into the heavyweights, and met Pete Rademacher, a man who had made history earlier in his career by becoming the first man ever to challenge for a world title in his first professional bout (when he lost to Patterson by a knockout in six). Moore beat Rademacher by a knockout in nine.

In 1962, the remaining boxing commissions that had continued to back Moore as the World Light Heavyweight Champion withdrew their recognition. He campaigned exclusively as a heavyweight from then on, and beat Alejandro Lavorante by a knockout in 10 and Howard King by a knockout in one round in Tijuana. He then drew against future World Light Heavyweight Champion Willie Pastrano in a 10-round heavyweight contest. Interestingly enough, on the posters advertising that fight, Moore was billed as the "World Light Heavyweight Champion." The bout took place in California, which had not yet withdrawn recognition from Moore at the time the Moore-Pastrano fight was signed. By the time the bout took place, the California commission, like New York, Massachusetts, the EBU and Ring Magazine, had recognized Harold Johnson, who had beaten Doug Jones 16 days earlier, as the new Light Heavyweight Champion. Johnson had reigned as the NBA (WBA) Champion since February 7, 1961.

Then, in his last fight of note, Moore faced a young heavyweight out of Louisville named Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali). Moore had been Clay's trainer for a time, but Clay became dissatisfied and left Moore because of Moore's attempts to change his style and his insistence that Clay do dishes and help clean gym floors.

In the days before the fight, Clay had rhymed that "Archie Moore...Must fall in four." Moore replied that he had perfected a new punch for the match: The Lip-Buttoner.

Nonetheless, as Clay predicted Moore was beaten by a knockout in four rounds. Moore is the only man to have faced both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali.

After one more fight in 1963, a third round knockout win over Mike DiBiase in Phoenix, Moore announced his retirement from boxing, for good.

Final retirement[edit]

Despite retiring, Moore couldn't escape the limelight, and received numerous awards and dedications. In 1965, he was given the key to the city of San Diego, California. In 1970, he was named "Man of The Year" by Listen Magazine, and received the key to the city of Sandpoint, Ohio.

He was elected in 1985 to the St. Louis city Boxing Hall of Fame and he received the Rocky Marciano Memorial Award in the city of New York in 1988. In 1990, he became a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in Canastota, being one of the original members of that institution.

At one point, the oldest boxer to win the World's Light Heavyweight Championship, he is believed to have been the only boxer who boxed professionally in the eras of Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali. He is one of only a handful of boxers whose careers spanned four decades; his final record was an extraordinary 185 wins, 23 losses, 11 draws and 1 no contest, with 131 official knockouts.

However, at least three of Moore's record 131 knockouts came in less-than-competitive matches against pro wrestlers: "Professor" Roy Shire in 1956, Sterling Davis in 1959 and Mike DiBiase in 1963 (Moore's 131st and final knockout).[2] All three matches are officially listed as third-round TKO stoppages. But even if one amends Moore's career numbers, he would still hold the record. The second-highest amount of knockouts in boxing history is 125, a total shared by light heavyweight Young Stribling and welterweight Billy Bird.[3]

Acting career[edit]

In 1960, Moore was chosen to play the role of the runaway slave Jim in Michael Curtiz's film adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opposite Eddie Hodges as Huck. Moore garnered positive reviews for his sympathetic portrayal of Jim, which some viewers still consider the best interpretation of this much-filmed role.

Moore did not choose to pursue a full-time career as an actor, but he did appear in 1960s films such as The Fortune Cookie and The Carpetbaggers and on television in episodes of Family Affair, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, The Reporter, Batman (episode 35) and the soap opera One Life to Live. He made a brief return to film in 1975, playing a chef in Breakheart Pass with Charles Bronson and had a cameo role as himself in the 1982 Jamaa Fanaka film Penitentiary II, along with Leon Isaac Kennedy and Mr. T.

Personal life[edit]

Archie Moore had three daughters, Rena and JMarie and Elizabeth Moore-Stump, Wife of Attorney John Stump of City Heights, Calif.; four sons, Archie Jr., Hardy, Anthony and D'Angelo of San Diego, and two grandchildren.[4] Hardy Moore predeceased him but fathered JTerrell Moore, of City Heights. The marriage of Archie Moore and Elizabeth Thorton produced Archie Jr. and Elizabeth. The marriage with Joan Hardy produced Rena, JMarie, Hardy, Anthony and D'Angelo.

In 1997, J'Marie Moore became the first daughter of a famous boxer to herself become a professional boxer.[5] Elizabeth Moore-Stump is the retired Clerk of the Port of San Diego and a senior Crisis Interventionist for the San Diego Police Department.

Death[edit]

Archie Moore died of heart failure in 1998, four days before his 82nd birthday. He was cremated and is interred in a niche at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, in San Diego.

Accolades[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

185 Wins (131 knockouts, 54 decisions), 23 Losses (7 knockouts, 16 decisions), 10 Draws, 1 No Decision[10]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win0-1United States Mike DiBiaseTKO315/03/1963Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United StatesMike DiBiase was a wrestler who challenged Moore to a fight because of a refereeing decision he made in one of his matches. Fight was stopped due to a cut.
Loss15-0United States Cassius Clay/(Muhammad Ali)KO415/11/1962California Los Angeles, California, United StatesMoore was knocked down three times in the fourth.
Draw54-10-6United States Willie PastranoDraw1028/05/1962California Los Angeles, California, United StatesMajority draw. 5-4 Moore, 5-5, 5-5.
Win38-24-8United States Howard "Honeyboy" KingKO107/05/1962Mexico Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico1:15 in first round.
Win19-2Argentina Alejandro LavoranteTKO1030/03/1962California Los Angeles, California, United StatesLavorante carried out on a stretcher.
Win13-5-1United States Pete RademacherTKO623/10/1961Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesRademacher knocked down eight times.
Win25-5Italy Giulio RinaldiUD1510/06/1961New York New York, New York, United StatesNYSAC World Light Heavyweight Title. 11-3, 11-4, 9-5.
Win35-7-1United States Buddy TurmanUD1025/03/1961Philippines Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines50-39, 50-42, 53-50.
Win35-6-1United States Buddy TurmanUD1028/11/1960Texas Dallas, Texas, United States99-94, 96-94, 100-96.
Loss21-5Italy Giulio RinaldiPTS1029/10/1960Italy Rome, Lazio, ItalyMoore down in the 10th.
Win6-14-1United States George AbinetRTD313/09/1960Texas Dallas, Texas, United StatesAbinet failed to emerge from his corner in the fourth round due to a broken nose.
Win42-20-7Germany Willi BesmanoffTKO1025/05/1960Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesAmerican Heavyweight Title. 1:32 in tenth round.
Win79-20-2Canada Yvon "The Fighting Fisherman" DurelleKO312/08/1959Canada Montreal, Quebec, CanadaNYSAC/NBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Durelle down thrice in the third round.
Win0-1United States Sterling "Dizzy" DavisTKO309/03/1959Texas Odessa, Texas, United StatesDavis was a wrestler. Referee stopped the fight due to severe cuts over both eyes.
Win78-19-2Canada Yvon "The Fighting Fisherman" DurelleKO1110/12/1958Canada Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWorld Light Heavyweight Title. Moore down thrice in the first round. Durelle down four times in the rest of the fight and out in 0:49 of the 11th.
Draw34-15-6United States Howard "Honeyboy" KingDraw1004/08/1958Nevada Reno, Nevada, United StatesDraw.
Win34-14-6United States Howard "Honeyboy" KingPTS1009/06/1958California Sacramento, California, United StatesWin on points.
Win32-16United States Charley NorkusUD1026/05/1958California San Francisco, California, United States100-89, 100-85, 100-86.
Win34-13-6United States Howard "Honeyboy" KingPTS1017/05/1958California San Diego, California, United StatesWin on points.
Win38-11-7Germany Willi BesmanoffSD1002/05/1958Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky, United StatesBesmanoff down in the third.
Win21-7-3United States Bob AlbrightTKO710/03/1958Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaTKO in seventh.
Win24-12-2United States Bert WhitehurstTKO1004/03/1958California San Bernardino, California, United StatesWhitehurst down twice in tenth.
Win10-7Portugal Julio NevesKO301/02/1958Brazil Río de Janeiro, Río de Janeiro, Brazil1:40 in third round.
Win23-2-1Brazil Luis IgnacioPTS1018/01/1958Brazil San Paulo, BrazilVictory on points.
Win15-5-2United States Roger RischerKO429/11/1957Oregon Portland, Oregon, United States1:12 in fourth round.
Win32-7-1United States Eddie CottonPTS1005/11/1958Washington (state) Seattle, Washington, United StatesCotton down three times.
Win18-21-1United States Ralph "KO" "Bob Mitchell" HookerTKO531/10/1957Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaReferee stopped the fight after second knockdown in the fifth.
Win31-4-1United States Tony AnthonyKO720/09/1957California Los Angeles, California, United StatesWorld Light Heavyweight Title. Anthony down in 6th and 7th.
Win21-5Belgium Alain ChervilleTKO602/06/1957Germany Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyCherville down in 1st, 2nd & 6th.
Win16-1Belgium Alain ChervilleUD1001/05/1957Germany Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyKalbfell down in 4th and 9th rounds.
Loss30-1United States Floyd PattersonKO530/11/1956Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United StatesWorld Heavyweight Title. Moore down & out in 2:27 of fifth round.
Win29-5-4Canada James J ParkerTKO925/07/1956Canada Toronto, Ontario, CanadaReferee stopped the bout due to a severe cut at 2:02 in ninth round.
Win31-2-3Trinidad and Tobago Yolande PompeyTKO1005/06/1956United Kingdom Harringay, London, United KingdomReferee stopped the fight after three knockdowns and a severe cut in the tenth round.
Win5-6-3United States Gene ThompsonTKO330/04/1956Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United StatesTKO in third round.
Win14-11-1United States Sonny AndrewsKO426/04/1956Canada Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaKO in fourth.
Win16-11-4United States George ParmentierTKO316/04/1956Washington (state) Seattle, Washington, United StatesParmentier down thrice in the third round.
Win41-24-5United States Willie BeanTKO510/04/1956California Richmond, California, United StatesBean down 6 times in the fight.
Win29-8-5United States Howard "Honeyboy" KingPTS1027/03/1956California Sacramento, California, United StatesWin on points.
Win28-11-1United States Frankie DanielsUD1017/03/1956California Hollywood, California, United States58-52, 58-52, 58-52.
Win30-12-1United States Bob DunlapKO127/02/1956California San Diego, California, United StatesKnockout in first round.
Win28-7-5United States Howard "Honeyboy" KingPTS1020/02/1956California San Francisco, California, United StatesWin on points.
Loss48-0United States Rocky MarcianoKO921/09/1955New York Bronx, New York, United StatesWorld Heavyweight Title. Marciano down in 2nd. Moore down five times and out in 9th
Win69-6United States Bobo OlsonKO322/06/1955New York New York, New York, United StatesWorld Light Heavyweight Title. 1:00 in third round.
Win32-8-3Cuba Nino ValdesPTS1502/05/1955Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesNevada World Heavyweight Title. Referee scored the bout 8-5-2.
Win47-5United States Harold JohnsonTKO1411/08/1954New York New York, New York, United StatesMoore was down in the 10th. Johnson was down in the 14th and the referee stopped the bout due to a swarm of punches from Moore without defense from Johnson.
Win18-3United States Bert WhitehurstTKO607/06/1954New York New York, New York, United StatesStopped at 1:09 of the sixth round.
Win31-4-1United States Bob BakerTKO909/03/1954Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United StatesStopped at 2:08 in ninth round.
Win79-20-4United States Joey MaximUD1527/01/1954Florida Miami, Florida, United StatesWorld Light Heavyweight Title. Maxim down in the 8th & 11th. 145-137, 148-135, 148-134.
Win24-0-1Uruguay Dogomar MartinezPTS1012/09/1953Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWin on points.
Win2-0Argentina Rinaldo AnsaloniTKO422/08/1953Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaStopped in fourth round.
Win79-19-4United States Joey MaximUD1524/06/1953Utah Ogden, Utah, United StatesWorld Light Heavyweight Title. 7-6, 8-7, 8-5.
Win21-19-7United States Frank BufordTKO930/03/1953California San Diego, California, United StatesBuford down in first.
Win24-23-1United States Al SpauldingKO317/03/1953Washington (state) Spokane, Washington, United StatesSpaulding knocked down four times.
Win21-5-3Cuba Nino ValdesUD1011/03/1953Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesUnanimous decision.
Win12-7United States Sonny AndrewsTKO503/03/1953California Sacramento, California, United StatesFight stopped in fifth round.
Win5-0United States Leonard DuganTKO816/02/1953California San Francisco, California, United StatesStopped at 1:12 in the eighth round.
Win8-3-2United States Toxie HallKO427/01/1953Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesHall down twice in fourth round. Hall's nose was broken on the first punch of the fight.
Win78-18-4United States Joey MaximUD1517/12/1952Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesWorld Light Heavyweight Title. 76-74, 82-58, 87-63.
Win21-5-2United States Clinton BaconTKO425/07/1952Colorado Denver, Colorado, United StatesFight stopped in fourth round.
Win32-3-1United States Clarence HenryUD1026/06/1952Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States7-2-1, 9-1, 8-1-1.
Win23-6-1United States Bob DunlapKO619/05/1952California San Francisco, California, United StatesDunlap knocked out in sixth round.
Win22-4-3United States Jimmy SladeUD1027/02/1952Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesUnanimous decision for Moore.
Win34-3United States Harold JohnsonUD1029/01/1952Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United States53-46, 53-46, 56-44.
Loss33-3United States Harold JohnsonUD1010/12/1951Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States4-5, 4-5, 4-6.
Win26-32-3United States Chubby WrightTKO729/10/1951Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesFight stopped in seventh round.
Win33-2United States Harold JohnsonUD1024/09/1951Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States5-4-1, 6-3-1, 6-3-1.
Win20-2United States Embrel DavidsonKO105/09/1951Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United StatesDavidson knocked out at 2:51 of first round.
Win38-10-12Argentina Alfredo LagayKO317/08/1951Argentina Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLagay knocked out in third round.
Win10-6-2Argentina Rafael MirandaTKO405/08/1951Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, ArgentinaFight stopped in fourth round.
Win2-19-3Argentina Americo CapitanelliKO328/07/1951Argentina San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, ArgentinaCapitanelli knocked out in third round.
Win1-1-1Argentina Victor CarabajalKO326/07/1951Argentina Cordoba, Cordoba, ArgentinaCarabajal knocked out in third round.
Win3-1-2Peru Vicente QuirozTKO614/07/1951Uruguay Cine Boston, Montevideo, UruguayReferee stopped the fight between the 5th and 6th rounds.
Win76-7-3Argentina Alberto Santiago LovellKO107/07/1951Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLovell knocked out at 0:46 in first round.
Draw98-12-8Belgium Karel SysDraw1223/06/1951Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaSys substituted for Lovell.
Win39-11-3Argentina Abel CestacRTD909/06/1951Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaReferee stopped the fight on doctor's orders.
Win13-17-1United States Art HenriTKO414/05/1951Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesHenri knocked down in third & fourth and referee stopped the fight when Henri failed to defend himself.
Win21-11-1United States Herman "Big Train" HarrisKO426/04/1951Michigan Flint, Michigan, United StatesHarris knocked out in fourth round.
Win39-10-3Argentina Abel CestacUD1013/03/1951Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United States6-3, 7-3, 8-2.
Win75-18-1United States Jimmy BivinsTKO921/02/1951New York New York, New York, United StatesBivins was knocked down in ninth and referee stopped the fight when corner informed the referee, between rounds, that he could no longer see with his left eye.
Win27-22-2United States John ThomasKO128/01/1951Panama Panama City, PanamaThomas knocked out at 0:59 in first round and went to the hospital afterwards with apparent broken ribs.
Win49-21-4United States "Oakland" Billy SmithTKO802/01/1951Oregon Portland, Oregon, United StatesMoore was knocked down in the sixth. Smith was knocked down twice in the eighth round. Smith left the ring after the five count on the second knockdown and returned to the dressing room. The referee stopped the fight.
Win15-3-3United States Vernon WilliamsKO231/07/1950Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United StatesWilliams knocked out at 1:09 in the second round.
Win69-17-7United States Bert "The Chocolate Kid" LytellUD1031/01/1950Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesUnanimous decision for Moore.
Win20-4-1United States Leonard MorrowKO1013/12/1949Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesMorrow knocked unconscious at 0:30 in the tenth round. Morrow taken to the hospital.
Win37-8-2United States Charley "Doc" WilliamsKO806/12/1949Connecticut Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesWilliams knocked out at 2:48 in the eighth round.
Win56-19United States Phil MuscatoKO624/10/1949Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesMuscato knocked out in sixth round.
Win34-7-4United States Bob AmosPTS1004/10/1949Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Win5-17United States Esco GreenwoodTKO229/07/1949Massachusetts North Adams, Massachusetts, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win44-13-2United States Bob SikesTKO327/06/1949Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the third round.
Loss14-3-2United States Clinton BaconDQ613/06/1949Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesMoore disqualified in the sixth round.
Win24-0United States Harold JohnsonUD1026/04/1949Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJohnson was knocked down twice in the seventh round. 7-3, 7-3, 8-2.
Win68-14-1United States Jimmy BivinsKO811/04/1949Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesBivins was knocked out at 2:05 in the eighth round.
Win22-10United States Dusty WilkersonTKO623/03/1949Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:31 in the sixth round.
Win174-55-20United States Alabama KidKO304/03/1949Ohio Columbus, Ohio, United StatesKid knocked out in the third round.
Win21-7-2United States Bob SatterfieldKO331/01/1949Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesSatterfield was knocked down thrice in the second round and out with 0:25 in the third round.
Win174-53-20United States Alabama KidKO410/01/1949Ohio Toledo, Ohio, United StatesKid knocked out in the fourth round.
Win27-6-1United States Charley "Doc" WilliamsKO727/12/1948Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesWilliams knocked out in the seventh round.
Win32-2-4United States Bob AmosUD1006/12/1948United States Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesUnanimous decision for Moore.
Win43-10-2United States Henry HallUD1015/11/1948Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States8-1-1, 8-2, 7-3.
Loss30-2-1United States Lloyd GibsonDQ401/11/1951United States Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesHarris knocked out in fourth round, but the referee ruled that it was due to a foul committed by Moore.
Loss42-10-2United States Henry HallPTS1015/10/1948Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesMoore was penalized two rounds, one for butting and one for a low blow.
Win42-19-4United States "Oakland" Billy SmithKO420/09/1948Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesSmith knocked out in fourth round.
Win55-35-8United States Ted "Tiger" LowryUD1002/08/1948Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States8-2, 8-2, 7-2-1.
Win66-11-1United States Jimmy BivinsMD1028/06/1948Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesMoore was knocked down in the fifth round. 7-3, 5-3-2, 5-5.
Loss11-2-1United States Leonard MorrowKO102/06/1951California Oakland, California, United StatesMoore was knocked down three times and out in the first round at 2:51.
Win40-16-4United States "Oakland" Billy SmithUD1005/05/1948Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United States47-41, 47-44, 48-43.
Win18-5-1United States Charley "Doc" WilliamsKO719/04/1948New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United StatesWilliams knocked out in seventh round.
Win20-8United States Dusty WilkersonTKO712/04/1948Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesWilkerson was knocked down in the first round. Referee stopped the fight in round seven.
Loss51-5-1United States Ezzard "The Cincinnati Cobra" CharlesKO813/01/1948Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United StatesMoore knocked out at 2:40 in the eighth round.
Win35-17-3United States George FitchTKO610/11/1947Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the sixth round.
Win60-10-1United States Jimmy BivinsTKO908/09/1947Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesMoore was knocked to his knees in the sixth claiming a thumb to the eye. Bivins was knocked down in round three and again in round eight. Bivins failed to emerge from his corner from round nine.
Win14-6-1United States Bobby ZanderPTS1230/07/1947California Oakland, California, United StatesCalifornia Light Heavyweight Title. Moore was knocked down in the sixth round and was hit while on the mat and given a rest period. Zander was denied his purse after the fight.
Win47-11-4United States Bert "The Chocolate Kid" LytellUD1014/07/1947Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States5-4-1, 6-2-2, 6-2-2.
Win50-27United States Curtis SheppardUD1016/06/1947United States Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesSheppard was knocked down in the eighth. Unanimous decision for Moore.
Loss43-4-1United States Ezzard "The Cincinnati Cobra" CharlesMD1005/05/1947Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United StatesMoore knocked down in the seventh. Charles wins on points.
Win24-7United States Rusty PaynePTS1011/04/1947California San Diego, California, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Win78-22-10United States Jack ChaseKO918/03/1947California Los Angeles, California, United StatesChase knocked out at 2:15 in the ninth round.
Draw78-21-9United States Jack ChaseDraw1006/11/1946California Oakland, California, United StatesDraw.
Draw32-14-3United States "Oakland" Billy SmithDraw1223/10/1946California Oakland, California, United StatesCalifornia Light Heavyweight Title. Draw.
Win23-9-2United States Jimmy O'BrienTKO209/09/1946Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win71-23-5United States Buddy WalkerKO419/08/1946Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesWalker knocked in the fourth round.
Loss35-4-1United States Ezzard "The Cincinnati Cobra" CharlesUD1020/05/1946Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United StatesMoore knocked down in the eighth round. Charles wins a unanimous decision.
Win15-6United States Vern EscoeTKO702/05/1946New Jersey Orange, New Jersey, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the seventh round.
Win17-17-2United States George ParksKO105/02/1946United States Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesParks knocked out in the first round.
Win38-23United States Curtis SheppardUD1228/01/1946Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesMoore knocked down in the second and eighth round. 9-2-1, 8-2-2, 9-2-1.
Win136-19-10United States Holman WilliamsTKO1126/11/1945Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesWilliams knocked down in the ninth and twice in the eleventh and fight was stopped immediately after the last knockdown.
Win8-5-3United States O'Dell RileyKO612/11/1945Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United StatesRiley knocked out in the sixth round.
Loss135-19-10United States Holman WilliamsMD1022/10/1945Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesMoore's scoring was hurt by his use of low blows. 6-4, 5-3-2, 5-5.
Win165-46-9United States Cocoa KidKO817/09/1945Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesKid was knocked down in the sixth and out with 1:40 in the eighth.
Loss46-5-1United States Jimmy BivinsKO622/08/1945Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United StatesMoore was knocked down thrice in the second and was hit during the last knockdown giving him the round on a penalty. Moore was knocked down twice in the fifth and out in the sixth.
Win55-12-3United States Lloyd MarshallTKO1026/06/1945Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United StatesMarshall was knocked down thrice in the tenth.
Win31-6-10United States George KochanTKO618/06/1945Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesReferee stopped the bout in the sixth round.
Win55-11-3United States Lloyd MarshallUD1021/05/1945Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesMoore was knocked down thrice in the fight. 7-3, 7-3, 4-3-3.
Win13-14-5United States Teddy RandolphTKO923/04/1945Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the ninth round.
Win55-24-4United States Nate BoldenUD1002/04/1945Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesUnanimous decision for Moore.
Win13-11-2United States Napoleon MitchellKO612/02/1945Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesMitchell knocked out in the sixth.
Win26-10-1United States "Parson" Bob JacobsTKO929/01/1945New York New York, New York, United StatesMoore down in the fifth, Jacobs twice in the ninth.
Win0-1United States Joey JonesTKO211/01/1945Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win51-23-4United States Nate BoldenKO918/12/1944New York New York, New York, United States9-1, 9-0-1, 9-0-1.
Win7-11-2United States Battling MonroeKO601/09/1944California San Diego, California, United StatesMonroe knocked out in the sixth round.
Win5-8-2United States Jimmy HaydenKO518/08/1944California San Diego, California, United StatesHayden knocked out in the fifth round.
Win1-4-1United States Louis MaysKO311/08/1944California San Diego, California, United StatesMays knocked out in the third round.
Win68-33-12United States Kenny LaSallePTS1019/05/1944California San Diego, California, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Loss61-9-2United States Charley BurleyPTS1021/04/1944California Hollywood, California, United StatesMoore knocked down four times in the bout. Burley wins on points.
Win11-4-4United States Roman StarrTKO224/03/1944California Hollywood, California, United StatesStarr knocked down thrice in the second before the referee stopped the fight.
Loss63-5-8United States Eddie "Black Dynamite" BookerTKO821/01/1944California Hollywood, California, United StatesMoore knocked down five times in the fight and twice in the eighth before the referee stopped the fight.
Win7-7-2United States Amado RodriguezKO107/01/1944California San Diego, California, United StatesRodriguez knocked out in the first round.
Win61-8-7United States Jack ChaseMD1026/11/1943California Hollywood, California, United States56-54, 57.5-52.5, 55-55.
Win5-8Mexico Kid HermosilloTKO504/11/1943California San Diego, California, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the fifth round.
Loss46-6-5United States Aaron "Little Tiger" WadePTS1016/08/1943California San Francisco, California, United StatesWade wins on points.
Loss57-8-6United States Jack ChaseUD1502/08/1943California San Francisco, California, United StatesCalifornia Middleweight Title. Moore was knocked down in the fifth. 91-74, 86-79, 87.5-77.5
Win90-37-14United States Eddie CerdaKO328/07/1943California San Diego, California, United StatesCerda knocked out in the third round.
Win48-14-6United States Big Boy HogueTKO522/07/1943California San Diego, California, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the fifth round.
Win53-7-6United States Jack ChaseUD1508/05/1943California San Diego, California, United StatesCalifornia Middleweight Title. Moore was knocked down in the fifth round. 91-74, 87.5-77.5, 86-79
Win78-22-10United States Jack ChaseKO918/03/1943California Los Angeles, California, United StatesChase knocked out at 2:15 in the ninth round.
Draw60-3-7United States Eddie "Black Dynamite" BookerDraw1211/12/1942California San Diego, California, United StatesCalifornia Middleweight Title. Booker knocked down in rounds one and seven.
Win50-5-4United States Jack ChasePTS1027/11/1942California San Diego, California, United StatesChase wins on points.
Win42-18-1United States Tabby RomeroKO206/11/1942California San Diego, California, United StatesRomero knocked out in the second round.
Win54-10-2United States Shorty HogueTKO230/10/1942California San Diego, California, United StatesHogue was a last minute replacement, was knocked down twice in the first and collapsed in the second causing the referee to stop the fight.
Win21-19-13United States Jimmy CasinoTKO518/03/1942California Oakland, California, United StatesReferee stopped the fight due to a cut.
Win19-27-7United States Al "Guero Martinez" GlobeTKO227/02/1942California San Diego, California, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win0-1United States Bobby BrittKO328/01/1942Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United StatesBritt knocked out in the third round.
Draw44-2-4United States Eddie "Black Dynamite" BookerPTS1020/02/1941California San Diego, California, United StatesBooker was knocked down in the first round and returned the favor in the fourth round.
Loss42-2-1United States Shorty HoguePTS1031/01/1941California San Diego, California, United StatesHogue was knocked down in the fourth round but received the decision on points.
Win23-12-3United States Clay RowanKO117/01/1941California San Diego, California, United StatesRowan was knocked out in the first round.
Win7-5-4United States Pancho RamirezKO518/10/1940California San Diego, California, United StatesRamirez was knocked out in the fifth round.
Win86-20-7Australia Ron RichardsPTS1211/07/1940Australia Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaMoore wins on points.
Win60-16-6Australia Fred HenneberryTKO727/06/1940Australia Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaReferee stops the fight and awards the bout to Moore due to a failure by Henneberry to recover from a low blow and a rule that if a fight was stopped on a foul, the boxer who could not recover would lose.
Win0-1Australia Tommy JordanKO427/05/1940Australia Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaJordan knocked out in the fourth round.
Win40-24-12Australia Joe DelaneyKO218/05/1940Australia Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaDelaney knocked out in the second round.
Win52-19-8Puerto Rico Atilio SabatinoTKO509/05/1940Australia Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaReferee stopped the bout between rounds.
Win85-19-7Australia Ron RichardsTKO1018/04/1940Australia Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaMoore was knocked down in the first round. Referee stopped the fight in the tenth round due to a severe cut.
Win48-11-1Australia Jack McNameeTKO430/03/1940Australia Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaReferee stopped the fight.
Loss21-2United States Shorty HoguePTS629/12/1939California San Diego, California, United StatesMoore lost on points after being deducted a round due to low blows.
Win37-17-2United States Honey Boy JonesPTS1007/12/1939United States St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Win0-10United States Billy DayKO127/11/1939Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United StatesDay knocked out in first round.
Draw31-2-2United States Freddie DixonDraw813/11/1939Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United StatesFight called a technical draw in the eighth round after Dixon was struck with a low blow and could not continue. Phoenix Athletic Commission's rules stated that no fighter could win or lose a fight due to a foul.
Win15-8-4United States Bobby SeamanKO722/09/1939California San Diego, California, United StatesSeaman knocked out in seventh round.
Win14-3-2United States Jack CogginsPTS1001/09/1939California San Diego, California, United StatesMoore wins on points.
No Contest14-3-2United States Jack CogginsNC821/07/1939California San Diego, California, United StatesFight was stopped by referee after warnings for lack of action in the fight. Coggins was knocked down twice in third round.
Loss97-10-3United States Teddy YaroszPTS1020/04/1939Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesYarosz wins on points.
Win58-22-8United States Marty SimmonsUD1016/03/1939Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesMoore wins a unanimous decision. Simmons wins one round because of a low blow by Moore.
Win24-26-7United States Domenico CeccarelliKO102/03/1939Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesCeccarelli knocked out in first round.
Win12-26-2United States Jack MoranKO120/01/1939Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesMoran knocked out in first round.
Win58-41-13United States Bob TurnerKO207/12/1938Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesTurner knocked out in second round.
Win18-26-8United States Ray LyleKO222/11/1938Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesLyle knocked out in Second round.
Win20-11-6United States Bobby YannesTKO219/10/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesYannes was down six times before referee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win24-15-3United States Tom HenryTKO427/09/1938California Los Angeles, California, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the fourth round due to a severely cut and swollen eye.
Win49-19-3United States Frank RowseyTKO316/09/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesReferee stopped the fight in the third round.
Win110-27-7United States Johnny "Bandit" RomeroKO802/09/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesRomero was knocked down four times in the fight, three coming in the eighth round.
Win5-5United States Lorenzo PedroPTS1005/08/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Win10-7-1United States Johnny SikesKO122/07/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesSikes was knocked out in the first round.
Loss107-26-7United States Johnny "Bandit" RomeroPTS1024/06/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesMoore was knocked down twice in the fourth round and lost a narrow decision.
Win5-7-3United States Ray VargasKO327/05/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesVargas knocked out in the third round.
Win4-6-1United States Jimmy BrentKO120/05/1938California San Diego, California, United StatesBrent knocked out in the first round.
Win7-10-2United States Karl LautenschlagerKO207/01/1938Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesLautenschlager knocked out in the second round.
Win5-7-4United States Sammy JacksonKO801/12/1937Missouri Jackson, Missouri, United StatesJackson knocked out in the eighth round.
Win6-10-4United States Sammy ChristianPTS516/11/1937Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Win17-1-1United States Chuck VickersKO209/11/1937Indiana Ft. Wayne, Indiana, United StatesVickers knocked out in the second round.
Win16-1-1United States Charley DawsonTKO517/09/1937Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesReferee stopped the bout in the fifth round.
Win15-1-1United States Sammy SlaughterPTS1009/09/1937Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Loss14-1-1United States Billy AdamsPTS801/09/1937Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United StatesAdams wins on points.
Win14-0-1United States Al DublinskyKO319/08/1937unknownDublinsky knocked out in the third round.
Win13-0-1United States Frank HatfieldKO126/04/1937Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United StatesHatfield knocked out in the first round.
Win12-0-1United States Karl MartinTKO123/04/1937Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesMartin knocked out in the first round.
Win11-0-1United States Charley DawsonPTS809/04/1937Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United StatesMoore won by points.
Win10-0-1United States Ham PounderKO223/03/1937Oklahoma Ponca City, Oklahoma, United StatesPounder knocked out in the second round.
Win9-0-1United States Joe HuffKO302/02/1937Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesHuff knocked out in the third round.
Draw8-0-1United States Sammy JacksonDraw829/01/1937Illinois Quincy, Illinois, United StatesMoore and Jackson fought to a draw.
Win7-0-1United States Johnny DavisKO418/01/1937Illinois Quincy, Illinois, United StatesDavis knocked out in the fourth round.
Win6-0-1United States Dynamite PayneKO105/01/1937Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesPayne knocked out in the first round.
Win5-0-1United States Sammy JacksonPTS509/10/1936Missouri St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesMoore wins on points.
Win4-0-1United States Murray AllenKO230/09/1936Iowa Keokuk, Iowa, United StatesAllen knocked out in the second round.
Draw3-0-1United States Sammy ChristianDraw604/08/1936Illinois Quincy, Illinois, United StatesMoore & Christian fought to a draw.
Win3-0United States Murray AllenPTS614/07/1936Illinois Quincy, Illinois, United StatesMoore wins by points.
Win2-0United States Kid PocahuntasKO331/01/1936Arkansas Hot Springs, Arkansas, United StatesKid knocked out in the third round.
Win1-0United States Billy SimmsKO203/09/1935Missouri Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United StatesSimms knocked out in the second round.

References[edit]

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Joey Maxim
World Light Heavyweight Champion
17 Dec 1952–12 May 1962
Abandons title
Succeeded by
Harold Johnson
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Carmen Basilio
Edward J. Neil Trophy
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1958
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Ingemar Johansson
Records
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Bob Fitzsimmons
Oldest world champion
December 17, 1952 - April 18, 2013
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Bernard Hopkins