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Leotis Martin Record

Total Fights36
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins19
KO Losses2
Leotis Martin Record & Stats
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      What is Leotis Martin's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning seven years and 10 months, Leotis Martin fought 36 times with 31 wins and 5 losses.

      Martin retired from professional boxing with a record of 31-5. He had a 52.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 19 of his total 36 fights being knockout wins. Martin suffered two knockout losses, both of which were in non-title fights.

      His last fight was a 9th round KO victory over Sonny Liston on December 6, 1969.

      Some of Martin's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Sonny Liston, Alvin Lewis, Karl Mildenberger, Thad Spencer, Sonny Banks, Wendell Newton, and Mariano Echevarria.

      36Dec 6, 196930Sonny ListonWinKO9
      35Nov 18, 196930Roger RussellWinUD
      34Oct 28, 196930Wendell NewtonWinKO7
      33Feb 26, 196929Alvin LewisWinSD
      32Nov 26, 196829Alvin LewisWinTKO9
      31Sep 7, 196829Oscar BonavenaLossUD
      30May 28, 196829Thad SpencerWinTKO9
      29Apr 27, 196829Henry ClarkLossMD
      28Apr 5, 196829Karl MildenbergerWinKO7
      27Nov 27, 196728Roger RussellLossSD
      26Aug 5, 196728Jimmy EllisLossTKO9
      25Jun 6, 196728Billy DanielsWinPTS
      24May 29, 196728Lee CarrWinKO2
      23May 29, 196728Ulric RegisWinTKO5
      22Feb 26, 196727Remington DyantiWinTKO3
      21Feb 3, 196727Mariano EchevarriaWinRTD3
      20Dec 22, 196627Roberto DavilaWinPTS
      19Dec 5, 196627Amos JohnsonWinKO3
      18Dec 6, 196526Von ClayWinPTS
      17Oct 14, 196526Curtis BruceWinTKO6
      16May 10, 196526Sonny BanksWinKO9
      15Apr 19, 196526Don WarnerWinKO1
      14Mar 29, 196526Earl BattlesWinKO3
      13Feb 22, 196525Dave BaileyWinPTS
      12Apr 20, 196425Dave RussellWinPTS
      11Feb 25, 196424Allan HarmonWinPTS
      10Sep 30, 196324Floyd McCoyLossKO2
      9Jul 22, 196324Billy JohnsonWinKO1
      8Jun 24, 196324Johnny AlfordWinPTS
      7Jun 24, 196324Frank DavisWinTKO2
      6Apr 13, 196324Monte Monnie McCoyWinTKO4
      5Feb 5, 196323Buddy MooreWinPTS
      4Dec 18, 196223Joe WashingtonWinPTS
      3May 21, 196223German HernandezWinKO1
      2Apr 23, 196223Bob RutherfordWinKO4
      1Jan 26, 196222Bobby WarthemWinSD

      Boxing career

      Leotis Martin (Otis Lee) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Helena, Arkansas, U.S. on March 10, 1939. Martin died on November 20, 1995 at the age of 56 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 7 years — from 1962 to 1969.

      Martin made his professional boxing debut against Bobby Warthem at the age of 22 on January 26, 1962, defeating Warthem via 4 round split decision. He went on to win 8 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 5 wins via stoppage.

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

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Sonny Liston at 30 years of age, on December 6, 1969. Martin won the fight via 9th round KO.


      Although Martin had a total of 36 fights, this fight against Sonny Liston is the sole highlight of his career.

      • December 6, 1969: Leotis Martin puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Sonny Liston via 9th round KO.


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