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Jersey Joe Walcott Record

51-18-2
Total Fights71
Wins51
Losses18
Draws2
No-Contests0
Title Wins3
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins32
KO Losses6
Jersey Joe Walcott Record & Stats
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
“Jersey Joe”
Born
Jan 31, 1914
Died
Feb 25, 1994 (80 years)
Debut
Sep 9, 1930
Record
51-18-2
Title Fights
8
KOs
32 (45.1%)
Height
183 cm
Reach
188 cm
Ape Index
5 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
TheRing
HV
w1
d1
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      What is Jersey Joe Walcott's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 22 years and eight months, Jersey Joe Walcott fought 71 times with 51 wins, 18 losses, and 2 draws.

      Walcott retired from professional boxing with a record of 51-18-2, which included three heavyweight world-title wins and one successful title defense fight. He had a 45.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 32 of his total 71 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Walcott suffered six knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 1st round KO defeat to Rocky Marciano on May 15, 1953. Walcott was fighting for the heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles.

      Some of Walcott's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Ezzard Charles, Harold Johnson, Joey Maxim, and Jimmy Bivins), .

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      71May 15, 195339Rocky MarcianoLoss *KO1
      70Sep 23, 195238Rocky MarcianoLoss *KO13
      69Jun 5, 195238Ezzard CharlesWin *UD
      68Jul 18, 195137Ezzard CharlesWin *KO7
      67Mar 7, 195137Ezzard CharlesLoss *UD
      66Nov 24, 195036Rex LayneLossUD
      65May 28, 195036Hein ten HoffWinUD
      64Mar 13, 195036Johnny ShkorWinKO1
      63Mar 3, 195036Omelio AgramonteWinTKO7
      62Feb 8, 195036Harold JohnsonWinKO3
      61Aug 14, 194935Olle TandbergWinTKO5
      60Jun 22, 194935Ezzard CharlesLoss *UD
      59Jun 25, 194834Joe LouisLoss *KO11
      58Dec 5, 194733Joe LouisLoss *SD
      57Jun 23, 194733Joey MaximWinSD
      56Mar 4, 194733Elmer RayWinMD
      55Jan 6, 194732Joey MaximWinMD
      54Nov 15, 194632Elmer RayLossSD
      53Aug 28, 194632Joey MaximLossPTS
      52Aug 16, 194632Tommy GómezWinTKO3
      51May 24, 194632Lee OmaWinUD
      50Mar 20, 194632Al BlakeWinTKO4
      49Feb 25, 194632Jimmy BivinsWinSD
      48Jan 30, 194631Johnny AllenWinKO3
      47Dec 10, 194531Curtis SheppardWinKO10
      46Nov 12, 194531Lee Q. MurrayWinDQ
      45Oct 23, 194531Steve DudasWinTKO5
      44Sep 20, 194531Johnny DensonWinKO2
      43Aug 2, 194531Joe BaksiWinPTS
      42Mar 15, 194531Johnny AllenWinPTS
      41Feb 22, 194531Austin JohnsonWinPTS
      40Jan 25, 194530Johnny AllenLossPTS
      39Jan 11, 194530Jackie SaundersWinTKO2
      38Jun 28, 194430Ellis SingletonWinKO3
      37Jun 7, 194430Felix Del PaoliWinPTS
      36Feb 12, 194026Abe SimonLossKO6
      35Jan 19, 194025Tiger Red LewisWinTKO6
      34Nov 18, 193925Curtis SheppardWinPTS
      33Aug 14, 193925Al BorosWinPTS
      32Dec 23, 193824Bob TowWinPTS
      31Jun 14, 193824Roy LazerLossPTS
      30May 10, 193824Tiger Jack FoxLossPTS
      29Apr 12, 193824Lorenzo PackWinKO4
      28Mar 25, 193824Art SykesWinKO4
      27Jan 20, 193823Jim WhitestWinPTS
      26Jan 10, 193823Freddie FiduciaWinPTS
      25Oct 9, 193723George BrothersLossPTS
      24Sep 25, 193723Elmer RayWinKO3
      23Sep 3, 193723Joe LippsWinKO2
      22May 22, 193723Tiger Jack FoxLossKO8
      21Sep 1, 193622Billy KetchellLossPTS
      20Aug 1, 193622Carmen PassarellaWinPTS
      19Jul 14, 193622Billy KetchellDrawPTS
      18Jun 22, 193622Phil JohnsonWinTKO3
      17Jun 16, 193622Louis LePageWinKO3
      16Jun 4, 193622Billy KetchellDrawPTS
      15Apr 28, 193622Joe ColucciWinKO4
      14Mar 16, 193622Willie ReddishWinPTS
      13Jan 21, 193621Al EttoreLossKO8
      12Nov 26, 193521Roxie AllenWinKO8
      11Oct 29, 193521Al KingWinKO1
      10Oct 1, 193521Pat RolandWinKO4
      9Aug 27, 193521Lew AlvaWinKO1
      8May 21, 193521Al LangWinKO1
      7Nov 16, 193319Henry TaylorLossPTS
      6Jul 28, 193319Henry TaylorWinTKO1
      5May 5, 193319Bob NorrisWinKO1
      4Apr 20, 193117Carl MaysWinKO2
      3Oct 24, 193016Frank MitchellWinTKO4
      2Oct 10, 193016Jimmy O'TooleWinTKO4
      1Sep 9, 193016Eddie WallaceWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Jersey Joe Walcott (Jersey Joe) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Camden, New Jersey, U.S. on January 31, 1914. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on February 25, 1994 at the age of 80 years. Walcott was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990. His professional boxing career spanned more than 22 years — from 1930 to 1953.

      Walcott made his professional boxing debut against Eddie Wallace at the age of 16 on September 9, 1930, defeating Wallace via 1st round KO. He went on to win 5 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 5 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 33 on December 5, 1947 after 57 professional fights, against Joe Louis for the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He lost to Louis via 15 round split decision.

      Walcott won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Walcott's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Walcott had a total of 18 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on May 15, 1953 against fellow American boxer Rocky Marciano for Marciano's heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. Walcott lost the fight via 1st round KO.

      Championships

      Walcott had a total of eight world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and one successful title defense. He won two of these fights and lost six.

      Title Wins

      Jersey Joe Walcott fought for a heavyweight world title in six fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 18, 1951Ezzard CharlesHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO

      Title Defenses

      Jersey Joe Walcott had two heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won once and lost once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jun 5, 1952Ezzard CharlesHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD

      Title Losses

      Jersey Joe Walcott lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Sep 23, 1952Rocky MarcianoHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO

      Highlights

      Walcott fought a total of 71 times during his professional career, which includes 8 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These four fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 5, 1947: In his first world-title fight, Jersey Joe Walcott loses to Joe Louis via 15 round split decision. He was fighting for the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles.

      • February 8, 1950: Jersey Joe Walcott beats Harold Johnson via 3rd round KO.

      • July 18, 1951: Walcott wins the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles from Ezzard Charles, by beating Charles via 7th round KO.

      • June 5, 1952: Walcott successfully defends the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Ezzard Charles, winning the fight via 15 round unanimous decision.

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