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Gene Fullmer Record

Total Fights56
Title Wins4
Title Defenses7
Title-Fight KOs3
KO Wins15
KO Losses2
Gene Fullmer Record & Stats
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      What is Gene Fullmer's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 11 years and 11 months, Gene Fullmer fought 56 times with 47 wins, 6 losses, and 3 draws.

      Fullmer retired from professional boxing with a record of 47-6-3, which included one world-championship elevation, four world-title wins, and seven successful title defense fights at the middleweight weight division. He had a 26.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 15 of his total 56 fights being knockout wins, three of which were in title fights. Fullmer lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 7th round RTD defeat to Dick Tiger on August 10, 1963. Fullmer was fighting for the undisputed middleweight championship in this fight.

      Some of Fullmer's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio), Benny Paret.

      56Aug 10, 196332Dick TigerLoss *RTD7
      55Feb 23, 196331Dick TigerDraw *PTS
      54Oct 23, 196231Dick TigerLoss *UD
      53Dec 9, 196130Benny ParetWin *KO10
      52Aug 5, 196130Florentino FernándezWin *SD
      51Mar 4, 196129Sugar Ray RobinsonWin *UD
      50Dec 3, 196029Sugar Ray RobinsonDraw *PTS
      49Jun 29, 196028Carmen BasilioWin *RTD12
      48Apr 20, 196028Joey GiardelloDraw *PTS
      47Dec 4, 195928Spider WebbWin *UD
      46Aug 28, 195928Carmen BasilioWin *TKO14
      45Feb 20, 195927Wilf GreavesWinMD
      44Jan 9, 195927Milo SavageWinUD
      43Nov 10, 195827Joe MiceliWinKO2
      42Sep 11, 195827Spider WebbWinUD
      41Jul 7, 195826Jim HegerleWinUD
      40Mar 3, 195826Milo SavageWinUD
      39Nov 15, 195726Neal RiversWinMD
      38Sep 4, 195726Chico VejarWinUD
      37Jun 7, 195725Ralph JonesWinUD
      36May 1, 195725Sugar Ray RobinsonLoss *KO5
      35Feb 18, 195725Ernie DurandoWinUD
      34Jan 28, 195725Wilf GreavesWinUD
      33Jan 2, 195725Sugar Ray RobinsonWin *UD
      32Sep 22, 195625Moses WardWinKO3
      31May 25, 195624Charles HumezWinUD
      30Apr 20, 195624Ralph JonesWinUD
      29Feb 17, 195624Gil TurnerWinSD
      28Jan 4, 195624Rocky CastellaniWinSD
      27Nov 25, 195524Eduardo LausseLossUD
      26Nov 25, 195524Bobby BoydLossUD
      25Sep 12, 195524Al AndrewsWinUD
      24Jul 26, 195524Del FlanaganWinUD
      23Jun 20, 195523Gil TurnerWinPTS
      22Apr 4, 195523Gil TurnerLossUD
      21Mar 21, 195523Govan SmallWinPTS
      20Feb 14, 195523Paul PenderWinUD
      19Jan 31, 195523Marcel AssireWinUD
      18Nov 15, 195423Peter MuellerWinUD
      17Nov 15, 195423Jackie LaBuaWinUD
      16Aug 16, 195423Dick WolfeWinKO4
      15Jul 29, 195423Reno AbelliraWinUD
      14Jul 12, 195422Govan SmallWinPTS
      13Jul 12, 195422Rio RicoWinPTS
      12May 17, 195422Andy AndersonWinRTD7
      11Apr 26, 195422Charley CatoWinKO1
      10Feb 6, 195422Kid LeonWinKO1
      9Sep 20, 195221Armando CoteroWinUD
      8Aug 8, 195221Mickey RhodesWinKO6
      7Oct 17, 195120Baby RayWinKO1
      6Oct 10, 195120Rudy ZadellWinPTS
      5Oct 3, 195120Gary HanleyWinKO1
      4Sep 25, 195120Garth PanterWinMD
      3Sep 14, 195120Sam HealyWinKO4
      2Sep 7, 195120Charley CatoWinKO4
      1Aug 25, 195120Buddy SloanWinKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Gene Fullmer (Cyclone) was an American professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan, Utah, U.S. on July 21, 1931. He was a middleweight world champion. He died on April 27, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Fullmer was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1991. His professional boxing career spanned more than 11 years — from 1951 to 1963.

      Fullmer made his professional boxing debut against Buddy Sloan at the age of 20 on August 25, 1951, defeating Sloan via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 20 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 9 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on January 2, 1957 after 32 professional fights, against Sugar Ray Robinson for the middleweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Robinson via 15 round unanimous decision to become the middleweight champion of the world.

      Fullmer won one world title at middleweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Fullmer's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Fullmer had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was for the middleweight undisputed championship title against Nigerian boxer Dick Tiger at 32 years of age, on August 10, 1963. Fullmer lost the fight via 7th round RTD.


      Fullmer had a total of 13 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and seven successful title defenses. He won seven of these fights, lost three, and drew in three.

      Title Wins

      Gene Fullmer fought for a middleweight world title in four fights and won two of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. He won one middleweight belt. He was elevated as world champion once, by WBA.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 28, 1959Carmen BasilioMiddleweightNBA*TKO
      Jan 2, 1957Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddleweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Gene Fullmer had nine middleweight world-title defense fights. He won seven of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 9, 1961Benny ParetMiddleweightNBAKO
      Aug 5, 1961Florentino FernándezMiddleweightNBASD
      Mar 4, 1961Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddleweightNBAUD
      Dec 3, 1960Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddleweightNBAPTS (draw)
      Jun 29, 1960Carmen BasilioMiddleweightNBARTD
      Apr 20, 1960Joey GiardelloMiddleweightNBAPTS (draw)
      Dec 4, 1959Spider WebbMiddleweightNBAUD

      Title Losses

      Gene Fullmer lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of four titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 23, 1962Dick TigerMiddleweightWBAUD
      May 1, 1957Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddleweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO


      Fullmer fought a total of 56 times during his professional career, which includes 13 world-title fights at the middleweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances in his fights. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • January 2, 1957: Fullmer wins his first world titles by defeating Sugar Ray Robinson via 15 round unanimous decision. He is now the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring middleweight world champion.

      • August 28, 1959: Fullmer wins the NBA middleweight title from Carmen Basilio, by beating Basilio via 14th round TKO.

      • June 29, 1960: Fullmer successfully defends the NBA middleweight title against Carmen Basilio, winning the fight via 12th round RTD.

      • March 4, 1961: Fullmer successfully defends the NBA middleweight title against Sugar Ray Robinson, winning the fight via 15 round unanimous decision.

      • December 9, 1961: Fullmer successfully defends the NBA middleweight title against Benny Paret, winning the fight via 10th round KO.


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