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John H. Stracey Record

Total Fights51
Title Wins2
Title Defenses1
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins37
KO Losses3
John H. Stracey Record & Stats
John H. Stracey's Record
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      What is John H. Stracey's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning eight years and eight months, John H. Stracey fought 51 times with 45 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw.

      Stracey retired from professional boxing with a record of 45-5-1, which included two welterweight world-title wins and one successful title defense fight. He had a 72.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 37 of his total 51 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Stracey suffered three knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Carlos Palomino in a welterweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 9th round TKO victory over Georges Warusfel on May 23, 1978.

      Some of Stracey's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Jose Napoles, Hedgemon Lewis, Georges Warusfel, Ernie Lopez, Roger Menetrey, Max Hebeisen, and Bobby Arthur.

      51May 23, 197827Georges WarusfelWinTKO9
      50Mar 29, 197726Dave Boy GreenLossTKO10
      49Jun 22, 197625Carlos PalominoLoss *TKO12
      48Mar 20, 197625Hedgemon LewisWin *TKO10
      47Dec 6, 197525Jose NapolesWin *TKO6
      46Sep 30, 197525Keith AveretteWinDQ
      45Jun 30, 197524Ruben Vazquez ZamoraWinTKO8
      44Apr 29, 197524Max HebeisenWinRTD6
      43Oct 29, 197424Ernie LopezWinTKO7
      42Oct 1, 197424Tony GarciaWinTKO3
      41May 27, 197423Roger MenetreyWinTKO8
      40Apr 23, 197423Vernon MasonWinKO4
      39Mar 26, 197423Jack TillmanWinTKO4
      38Dec 11, 197323Cuby JacksonLossTKO3
      37Nov 13, 197323Marc GervaisWinTKO4
      36Oct 30, 197323Urban BaptisteWinTKO4
      35Sep 10, 197322Jose Papo MelendezWinTKO3
      34Jun 5, 197322Bobby ArthurWinKO4
      33May 9, 197322Pat MurphyWinTKO5
      32Mar 13, 197322Jose PetersonWinPTS
      31Feb 14, 197322Danny McAloonWinUD
      30Jan 15, 197322Otha TysonWinKO3
      29Dec 5, 197222David MelendezWinTKO7
      28Oct 31, 197222Bobby ArthurLossDQ
      27Oct 10, 197222Les PearsonWinTKO2
      26Jun 6, 197221Joe YekinniWinTKO2
      25May 22, 197221Antonio TorresWinTKO6
      24Apr 25, 197221Marshall ButlerLossPTS
      23Apr 4, 197221Ricky PorterWinPTS
      22Mar 7, 197221Des ReaWinTKO2
      21Feb 15, 197221Bernie TerrellWinTKO2
      20Jan 25, 197221Yvon MariolleWinKO4
      19Nov 17, 197121Guy VercoutterWinTKO7
      18Oct 27, 197121Dave WyattWinTKO3
      17Oct 5, 197121Frankie LewisDrawPTS
      16May 4, 197120Bouzid Ait ElmenceurWinPTS
      15Mar 16, 197120Dante PelaezWinPTS
      14Feb 23, 197120Yvon MariolleWinKO6
      13Jan 19, 197120Teddy CooperWinDQ
      12Dec 8, 197020Ferdinand AhumibeWinTKO4
      11Oct 6, 197020Willie ReaWinTKO3
      10Sep 29, 197020Billy SeasmanWinRTD5
      9May 12, 197019David PesentiWinPTS
      8Apr 27, 197019Harri PiitulainenWinRTD6
      7Mar 17, 197019Bernard MartinWinRTD3
      6Feb 10, 197019Tei DoviWinTKO3
      5Jan 20, 197019Tommy CarsonWinTKO7
      4Dec 9, 196919Bryn LewisWinTKO6
      3Nov 18, 196919Ray OpukuWinTKO3
      2Oct 2, 196919Ronnie CliffordWinTKO2
      1Sep 17, 196918Santos MartinsWinKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      John H. Stracey is a 73-year old retired British professional boxer. He was born in Barking, England on September 22, 1950. He is a former welterweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 8 years — from 1969 to 1978.

      Stracey made his professional boxing debut against Santos Martins at the age of 18 on September 17, 1969, defeating Martins via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 15 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 11 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on December 6, 1975 after 46 professional fights, against Jose Napoles for the welterweight WBC and The Ring titles. He defeated Napoles via 6th round TKO to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      Stracey has won two world titles at welterweight. For all the details about Stracey's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Stracey had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Georges Warusfel on May 23, 1978. Stracey won the fight via 9th round TKO. It's been 46 years and 27 days since this fight.


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

      Title Wins

      John H. Stracey fought for welterweight world titles once, which he won via TKO. In total, he won two welterweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 6, 1975Jose NapolesWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO

      Title Defenses

      John H. Stracey had two welterweight 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
      Mar 20, 1976Hedgemon LewisWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO

      Title Losses

      John H. Stracey lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 22, 1976Carlos PalominoWelterweightWBC, The RingTKO


      Although Stracey had a total of 51 fights, this fight against Jose Napoles is the sole highlight of his career.

      • December 6, 1975: Stracey wins his first world titles by defeating Jose Napoles via 6th round TKO. He is now the WBC and The Ring welterweight world champion.


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