Archie Moore Record & Stats

Archie Moore Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 27 years and 6 months, Archie Moore fought 220 times with 186 wins, 23 losses, and 10 draws. By his last professional fight on March 15, 1963, Moore's boxing record stood at 186-23-10 (132 KO wins, 7 KO losses).

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Benoit, Mississippi, U.S.
“The Old Mongoose”
Born
Dec 13, 1913
Died
Dec 9, 1998 (84 years)
Debut
Sep 3, 1935
Record
186-23-10
Rounds
1474
KOs
132 (60.3%)
Height
180 cm
Reach
191 cm
Ape Index
11 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
TheRing
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Archie Moore's record and stats
Archie Moore's Record

      Archie Moore (The Old Mongoose) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Benoit, Mississippi, U.S. on December 13, 1913. Moore made his professional boxing debut at the age of 21 on September 3, 1935. He was a light-heavyweight world champion. He died on December 9, 1998 at the age of 84 years. Moore is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights220
      Wins186
      Losses23
      Draws10
      No-Contests1
      KO Wins132
      Total Title Wins3
      Title Defenses9
      Title-Fight KO Wins6
      Losses via KO7
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      220Mar 15, 196349Mike DiBiaseWinTKO3
      219Nov 15, 196248 Cassius ClayLossTKO4
      218May 28, 196248Willie PastranoDrawMD
      217May 7, 196248Howard KingWinKO1
      216Mar 30, 196248Alejandro LavoranteWinTKO10
      215Oct 23, 196147Pete RademacherWinTKO6
      214Jun 10, 196147Giulio Rinaldi WinUD
      213Mar 25, 196147Buddy TurmanWinUD
      212Nov 28, 196046Buddy TurmanWinUD
      211Oct 29, 196046Giulio RinaldiLossPTS
      210Sep 13, 196046George AbinetWinRTD3
      209May 25, 196046Willi BesmanoffWinTKO10
      208Aug 12, 195945Yvon Durelle WinKO3
      207Mar 9, 195945Sterling DavisWinTKO3
      206Dec 10, 195844Yvon Durelle WinKO11
      205Aug 4, 195844Howard KingDrawPTS
      204Jun 9, 195844Howard KingWinUD
      203May 26, 195844Charley NorkusWinUD
      202May 17, 195844Howard KingWinUD
      201May 2, 195844Willi BesmanoffWinSD
      200Mar 10, 195844Bob AlbrightWinTKO7
      199Mar 4, 195844Bert WhitehurstWinTKO10
      198Feb 1, 195844Julio NevesWinKO3
      197Jan 18, 195844Luis IgnacioWinPTS
      196Nov 29, 195743Roger RischerWinKO4
      195Nov 5, 195743Eddie CottonWinUD
      194Oct 31, 195743Ralph HookerWinTKO5
      193Sep 20, 195743Tony Anthony WinKO7
      192Jun 2, 195743Alain ChervilleWinTKO6
      191May 1, 195743Hans KalbfellWinUD
      190Nov 30, 195642 Floyd Patterson LossKO5
      189Sep 8, 195642Roy ShireWinTKO3
      188Jul 25, 195642James J ParkerWinTKO9
      187Jun 5, 195642Yolande Pompey WinTKO10
      186Apr 30, 195642Gene ThompsonWinKO3
      185Apr 26, 195642Sonny AndrewsWinKO4
      184Apr 16, 195642George ParmentierWinTKO3
      183Apr 10, 195642Willie BeanWinTKO5
      182Mar 27, 195642Howard KingWinUD
      181Mar 17, 195642Frankie DanielsWinUD
      180Feb 27, 195642Bob DunlapWinKO1
      179Feb 20, 195642Howard KingWinUD
      178Sep 21, 195541 Rocky Marciano LossKO9
      177Jun 22, 195541Bobo Olson WinKO3
      176May 2, 195541Nino ValdesWinPTS
      175Aug 11, 195440 Harold Johnson WinTKO14
      174Jun 7, 195440Bert WhitehurstWinTKO6
      173Mar 9, 195440Bob BakerWinTKO9
      172Jan 27, 195440 Joey Maxim WinUD
      171Sep 12, 195339Dogomar MartinezWinPTS
      170Aug 22, 195339Rinaldo AnsaloniWinTKO4
      169Jun 24, 195339 Joey Maxim WinUD
      168Mar 30, 195339Frank BufordWinTKO9
      167Mar 17, 195339Al SpauldingWinKO3
      166Mar 11, 195339Nino ValdesWinUD
      165Mar 3, 195339Sonny AndrewsWinTKO5
      164Feb 16, 195339Leonard DuganWinTKO8
      163Jan 27, 195339Toxie HallWinKO4
      162Dec 17, 195239 Joey Maxim WinUD
      161Jul 25, 195238Clinton BaconWinTKO4
      160Jun 26, 195238Clarence HenryWinUD
      159May 19, 195238Bob DunlapWinKO6
      158Feb 27, 195238Jimmy SladeWinUD
      157Jan 29, 195238 Harold JohnsonWinUD
      156Dec 10, 195137 Harold JohnsonLossUD
      155Oct 29, 195137Chubby WrightWinTKO7
      154Sep 25, 195137Harold JohnsonWinUD
      153Sep 5, 195137Embrel DavidsonWinKO1
      152Aug 17, 195137Alfredo LagayWinKO3
      151Aug 5, 195137Rafael MirandaWinTKO4
      150Jul 28, 195137Americo CapitanelliWinKO3
      149Jul 26, 195137Victor CarabajalWinKO3
      148Jul 14, 195137Vicente QuirozWinRTD6
      147Jul 7, 195137Alberto Santiago LovellWinKO1
      146Jun 23, 195137Karel SysDrawPTS
      145Jun 9, 195137Abel CestacWinRTD9
      144May 14, 195137Art HenriWinTKO4
      143Apr 26, 195137Herman HarrisWinTKO4
      142Mar 13, 195137Abel CestacWinUD
      141Feb 21, 195137Jimmy BivinsWinTKO9
      140Jan 28, 195137John ThomasWinKO1
      139Jan 2, 195137Billy SmithWinTKO8
      138Jul 31, 195036Vernon WilliamsWinKO2
      137Jan 31, 195036Bert LytellWinUD
      136Dec 13, 194936Leonard MorrowWinKO10
      135Dec 6, 194935Charley WilliamsWinKO8
      134Oct 24, 194935Phil MuscatoWinKO6
      133Oct 4, 194935Bob AmosWinUD
      132Jul 29, 194935Esco GreenwoodWinTKO2
      131Jun 27, 194935Bob SikesWinTKO3
      130Jun 13, 194935Clinton BaconLossDQ
      129Apr 26, 194935 Harold JohnsonWinUD
      128Apr 11, 194935Jimmy BivinsWinKO8
      127Mar 23, 194935Dusty WilkersonWinTKO6
      126Mar 4, 194935Alabama KidWinKO3
      125Jan 31, 194935Bob SatterfieldWinKO3
      124Jan 10, 194935Alabama KidWinKO4
      123Dec 27, 194835Charley WilliamsWinKO7
      122Dec 6, 194834Bob AmosWinUD
      121Nov 15, 194834Henry HallWinUD
      120Nov 1, 194834Lloyd GibsonLossDQ
      119Oct 15, 194834Henry HallLossPTS
      118Sep 20, 194834Billy SmithWinKO4
      117Aug 2, 194834Ted LowryWinUD
      116Jun 28, 194834Jimmy BivinsWinMD
      115Jun 2, 194834Leonard MorrowLossKO1
      114May 5, 194834Billy SmithWinUD
      113Apr 19, 194834Charley WilliamsWinKO7
      112Apr 12, 194834Dusty WilkersonWinTKO7
      111Jan 13, 194834 Ezzard CharlesLossKO8
      110Nov 10, 194733George FitchWinTKO6
      109Sep 8, 194733Jimmy BivinsWinTKO8
      108Jul 30, 194733Bobby ZanderWinPTS
      107Jul 14, 194733Bert LytellWinUD
      106Jun 16, 194733Curtis SheppardWinUD
      105May 5, 194733 Ezzard CharlesLossMD
      104Apr 11, 194733Rusty PayneWinPTS
      103Mar 18, 194733Jack ChaseWinKO9
      102Nov 6, 194632Jack ChaseDrawPTS
      101Oct 23, 194632Billy SmithDrawPTS
      100Sep 9, 194632Jimmy O'BrienWinTKO2
      99Aug 19, 194632Buddy WalkerWinKO4
      98May 20, 194632 Ezzard CharlesLossUD
      97May 2, 194632Vern EscoeWinTKO7
      96Feb 5, 194632George ParksWinKO1
      95Jan 28, 194632Curtis SheppardWinUD
      94Dec 13, 194532Colion ChaneyWinKO5
      93Nov 26, 194531Holman WilliamsWinTKO11
      92Nov 12, 194531O'Dell RileyWinKO6
      91Oct 22, 194531Holman WilliamsLossMD
      90Sep 17, 194531Cocoa KidWinKO8
      89Aug 22, 194531Jimmy BivinsLossKO6
      88Jun 26, 194531Lloyd MarshallWinTKO10
      87Jun 18, 194531George KochanWinTKO6
      86May 21, 194531Lloyd MarshallWinUD
      85Apr 23, 194531Teddy RandolphWinTKO9
      84Apr 2, 194531Nate BoldenWinUD
      83Feb 12, 194531Napoleon MitchellWinKO6
      82Jan 29, 194531Bob JacobsWinTKO9
      81Jan 11, 194531Joey JonesWinTKO2
      80Dec 18, 194431Nate BoldenWinUD
      79Sep 1, 194430Battling MonroeWinKO6
      78Aug 18, 194430Jimmy HaydenWinKO5
      77Aug 11, 194430Lloyd Kip MaysWinKO3
      76May 19, 194430Kenny LaSalleWinPTS
      75Apr 21, 194430 Charley BurleyLossPTS
      74Mar 24, 194430Roman StarrWinTKO2
      73Jan 21, 194430 Eddie BookerLossTKO8
      72Jan 7, 194430Amado RodriguezWinKO1
      71Nov 26, 194329Jack ChaseWinMD
      70Nov 4, 194329Kid HermosilloWinTKO5
      69Aug 16, 194329Aaron WadeLossPTS
      68Aug 2, 194329Jack ChaseLossUD
      67Jul 28, 194329Eddie CerdaWinKO3
      66Jul 22, 194329Big Boy HogueWinTKO5
      65May 8, 194329Jack ChaseWinUD
      64Dec 11, 194228 Eddie BookerDrawPTS
      63Nov 27, 194228Jack ChaseWinUD
      62Nov 6, 194228Tabby RomeroWinKO2
      61Oct 30, 194228Shorty HogueWinTKO2
      60Mar 18, 194228Jimmy CasinoWinTKO5
      59Feb 27, 194228Al GlobeWinTKO2
      58Jan 28, 194228Bobby BrittWinKO3
      57Feb 20, 194127Eddie BookerDrawPTS
      56Jan 31, 194127Shorty HogueLossPTS
      55Jan 17, 194127Clay RowanWinKO1
      54Oct 18, 194026Pancho RamirezWinTKO5
      53Jul 11, 194026Ron RichardsWinPTS
      52Jun 27, 194026Fred HenneberryWinTKO7
      51May 27, 194026Frank Lindsay (Tommy Jordan)WinKO4
      50May 18, 194026Joe DelaneyWinKO2
      49May 9, 194026Atilio SabatinoWinTKO5
      48Apr 18, 194026Ron RichardsWinTKO10
      47Mar 30, 194026Jack McNameeWinTKO4
      46Dec 29, 193926Shorty HogueLossPTS
      45Dec 7, 193925Honeyboy JonesWinPTS
      44Nov 27, 193925Billy DayWinKO1
      43Nov 13, 193925Freddie DixonDrawTD
      42Sep 22, 193925Bobby SeamanWinTKO7
      41Sep 1, 193925Jack CogginsWinPTS
      40Jul 21, 193925Jack CogginsNCNC
      39Apr 20, 193925Teddy YaroszLossUD
      38Mar 16, 193925Marty SimmonsWinUD
      37Mar 2, 193925Domenico CeccarelliWinKO1
      36Jan 20, 193925Jack MoranWinKO1
      35Dec 7, 193824Bob TurnerWinKO2
      34Nov 22, 193824Ray LyleWinKO2
      33Oct 19, 193824Bobby YannesWinTKO2
      32Sep 27, 193824Tom HenryWinTKO4
      31Sep 16, 193824Frank RowseyWinTKO3
      30Sep 2, 193824Johnny RomeroWinKO8
      29Aug 5, 193824Lorenzo PedroWinPTS
      28Jul 22, 193824Johnny SikesWinKO1
      27Jun 24, 193824Johnny RomeroLossPTS
      26May 27, 193824Ray VargasWinKO3
      25May 20, 193824Jimmy BrentWinKO1
      24Jan 7, 193824Karl LautenschlagerWinTKO2
      23Dec 1, 193723Sammy JacksonWinKO8
      22Nov 16, 193723Sammy ChristianWinPTS
      21Nov 9, 193723Chuck VickersWinKO2
      20Sep 17, 193723Charley DawsonWinTKO5
      19Sep 9, 193723Sammy SlaughterWinPTS
      18Sep 1, 193723Billy AdamsLossPTS
      17Aug 19, 193723Deacon LoganWinKO3
      16Jul 21, 193723Frank HatfieldWinKO1
      15Jun 1, 193723Al DublinskyWinKO3
      14May 28, 193723Doty TurnerWinKO1
      13Apr 23, 193723Carl MartinWinRTD1
      12Apr 9, 193723Charley DawsonWinPTS
      11Mar 23, 193723Ham PounderWinKO2
      10Feb 2, 193723Joe HuffWinKO3
      9Jan 29, 193723Sammy JacksonDrawPTS
      8Jan 18, 193723Johnny DavisWinKO4
      7Jan 5, 193723Mack PayneWinKO1
      6Oct 9, 193622Sammy JacksonWinPTS
      5Sep 30, 193622Murray AllenWinKO2
      4Aug 4, 193622Sammy ChristianDrawPTS
      3Jul 14, 193622Murray AllenWinPTS
      2Jan 1, 193622Kid PocahuntasWinKO3
      1Sep 3, 193521Billy SimmsWinKO2

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      Statistics

      Archie Moore was 180 cm tall (5' 10.87") with a reach of 191 cm (6' 3.20"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 11 cm (4.33"). Moore had a 60.3% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Archie Moore's professional boxing career spanned more than 27 years — from 1935 to 1963.

      Moore made his debut against Billy Simms at the age of 21 on September 3, 1935, defeating Simms via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 2 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 1 wins via stoppage.

      Moore had his first world title fight at the age of 39 on December 17, 1952 after 161 professional fights, against Joey Maxim for the light-heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Maxim via 15 round unanimous decision to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      Moore won one world title at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Moore's world title wins and defenses refer to "Archie Moore World Titles".

      Some of Moore's best fights and notable victories include wins over seven Hall-of-Famers (Bobo Olson, Harold Johnson, Joey Maxim, Jimmy Bivins, Billy Smith, Holman Williams, Lloyd Marshall), .

      Archie Moore had a total of 23 losses in his professional boxing career — two of them in title bouts and 21 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Billy Adams via 8 round PTS on September 1, 1937, which ended his 15-fight win streak. He was stopped seven times and lost 16 times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Archie Moore's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Mike DiBiase at 49 years of age, on March 15, 1963. Moore won the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      Moore retired from professional boxing with a record of 186-23-10, which included 132 knockout wins and seven losses via knockout, and one title win. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.

      Career Highlights

      Archie Moore fought a total of 220 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Archie Moore vs. Harold Johnson IV

        This is the first remarkable performance in Archie Moore's career. A 38-year old Moore (128-19-8, 96 KO) rematched Harold Johnson on January 29, 1952. Johnson was 23 years old with a record of 34-3. Moore had lost to Johnson in their last fight. Moore was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 3 cm reach advantage.

        Moore defeated Johnson via 10 round unanimous decision.

      • Archie Moore vs. Joey Maxim

        A 39-year old Archie Moore (133-19-8, 98 KO) faced Joey Maxim, who was 30 years old with a record of 78-18-4. Maxim was on a two-fight win streak with 21 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms but Moore had a 7 cm reach advantage over Maxim.

        Moore defeated Maxim via 15 round unanimous decision to win the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Archie Moore vs. Joey Maxim II

        In a rematch, a 39-year old Archie Moore (140-19-8, 103 KO) faced Joey Maxim, who was now 31 years old with a record of 79-19-4 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Maxim was on a one-fight win streak with 21 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms but Moore had a 7 cm reach advantage over Maxim.

        Moore defeated Maxim via 15 round unanimous decision to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Archie Moore vs. Joey Maxim III

        In a rematch, a 40-year old Archie Moore (143-19-8, 104 KO) faced Joey Maxim, who was now 31 years old with a record of 79-20-4 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Maxim had lost to Moore in their last fight, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms but Moore had a 7 cm reach advantage over Maxim.

        Moore defeated Maxim via 15 round unanimous decision to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Archie Moore vs. Harold Johnson V

        In a rematch, a 40-year old Archie Moore (146-19-8, 106 KO) faced Harold Johnson, who was now 26 years old with a record of 47-5 in a light-heavyweight title defense fight. Johnson was on a 12-fight win streak with 20 KO wins. Moore was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 3 cm reach advantage.

        Moore defeated Johnson via 14th round TKO to retain the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

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