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Marcel Cerdan Record

Total Fights114
Title Wins2
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins65
KO Losses1
Marcel Cerdan Record & Stats
Marcel Cerdan's Record
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      What is Marcel Cerdan's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 14 years and seven months, Marcel Cerdan fought 114 times with 110 wins and 4 losses.

      Cerdan's boxing record after his last fight was 110-4, which included two middleweight world-title wins. He had a 57% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 65 of his total 114 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. The only knockout loss in Cerdan's career was a 9th round RTD loss to Jake LaMotta in a middleweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 9th round RTD defeat to Jake LaMotta on June 16, 1949. Cerdan lost the middleweight NBA and The Ring titles to LaMotta in this fight.

      Some of Cerdan's best fights and notable victories include wins over three Hall-of-Famers (Tony Zale, Holman Williams, and James Toney), Lucien Krawczyk, Gaspard Deridder, Jean Despeaux, Dick Turpin, Lavern Roach, and Cyrille Delannoit.

      114Jun 16, 194932Jake LaMottaLoss *RTD9
      113May 8, 194932Lucien KrawczykWinKO4
      112Mar 29, 194932Dick TurpinWinKO7
      111Sep 21, 194832Tony ZaleWin *RTD11
      110Jul 10, 194831Cyrille DelannoitWinPTS
      109May 23, 194831Cyrille DelannoitLossPTS
      108Mar 25, 194831Lucien KrawczykWinPTS
      107Mar 12, 194831Lavern RoachWinTKO8
      106Feb 9, 194831Jean WalzackWinKO4
      105Jan 26, 194831Giovanni MancaWinKO2
      104Oct 31, 194731Anton RaadikWinUD
      103Oct 7, 194731Billy WalkerWinTKO1
      102Mar 28, 194730Harold GreenWinTKO2
      101Feb 11, 194730Bert GilroyWinKO4
      100Feb 2, 194730Leon FouquetWinKO1
      99Dec 6, 194630Georgie AbramsWinUD
      98Oct 20, 194630Jean PankowiakWinKO5
      97Jul 7, 194629Holman WilliamsWinPTS
      96May 25, 194629Robert CharronWinPTS
      95Apr 14, 194629Joe BrunWinKO2
      94Feb 24, 194629Jose FerrerWinKO4
      93Jan 18, 194629Edouard TenetWinPTS
      92Jan 12, 194629Agostinho GuedesWinKO1
      91Dec 8, 194529Victor ButtinWinKO3
      90Nov 30, 194529Assane DioufWinKO3
      89Oct 19, 194529Tommy DaviesWinKO1
      88Jun 23, 194528Edouard TenetWinPTS
      87Jun 3, 194528Oscar MenozziWinKO3
      86May 13, 194528Jean DespeauxWinKO5
      85Mar 9, 194528Joe BrunWinTKO7
      84Dec 16, 194428Ralph BurnleyWinTKO2
      83Dec 14, 194428Floyd GibsonWinPTS
      82Dec 12, 194428Clint PerryWinKO1
      81Oct 21, 194428BouayaWinKO1
      80Feb 19, 194427Joe DiMartinoWinTKO1
      79Feb 17, 194427Sammy AdragnaWinPTS
      78Feb 15, 194427Harold DrouhinWinKO1
      77Jan 30, 194427Willie SampsonWinKO2
      76Dec 29, 194327Larry CisnerosWinKO2
      75Dec 26, 194327James ToneyWinTKO2
      74Oct 30, 194327Bulldog MilanoWinKO2
      73Oct 10, 194327Larry CisnerosWinKO6
      72Sep 12, 194327Omar KouidriWinPTS
      71Aug 8, 194327John McCoyWinKO2
      70Sep 30, 194226Jose FerrerWinTKO1
      69Aug 15, 194226Victor ButtinLossDQ
      68Aug 2, 194226Fernand FrelyWinTKO3
      67Jul 25, 194226Victor JanaWinTKO2
      66Jun 28, 194225Gaspard DeridderWinKO1
      65May 17, 194225Fernand ViezWinPTS
      64Apr 26, 194225Gustave HumeryWinKO1
      63Feb 21, 194225Fred FluryWinTKO7
      62Dec 31, 194125Roby SeidelWinTKO3
      61Sep 13, 194125Roland CoureauWinTKO9
      60Jul 20, 194124Joe BrunWinTKO2
      59Jun 22, 194124Francois BlanchardWinKO6
      58May 5, 194124Omar KouidriWinRTD6
      57Apr 13, 194124Victor FortesWinRTD2
      56Mar 9, 194124Victor JanasWinPTS
      55Feb 2, 194124Victor FortesWinRTD7
      54Jan 26, 194124Young RaymondWinRTD6
      53Jan 19, 194124Young RaymondWinKO1
      52Jun 16, 193922Cleto LocatelliWinPTS
      51Jun 3, 193922Saverio TurielloWinPTS
      50May 21, 193922Roger CadotWinTKO6
      49Mar 22, 193922Felix WoutersWinPTS
      48Feb 20, 193922Saverio TurielloWinPTS
      47Feb 4, 193922Al BakerWinTKO7
      46Jan 21, 193922Ercole BurattiWinPTS
      45Jan 9, 193922Harry CrasterLossDQ
      44Nov 24, 193822Omar KouidriWinPTS
      43Nov 10, 193822Alfred KatterWinKO5
      42Oct 27, 193822Amedeo DeyanaWinPTS
      41Sep 15, 193822Al BakerWinPTS
      40Jul 3, 193821Victor DeckmynWinPTS
      39Jun 4, 193821Jean MorinWinPTS
      38May 20, 193821Gustave HumeryWinKO6
      37May 5, 193821Cleto LocatelliWinPTS
      36Aug 13, 193822Eduard HrabakWinPTS
      35Mar 4, 193821Charles PernotWinPTS
      34Feb 21, 193821Omar KouidriWinPTS
      33Jan 20, 193821Jean ZidesWinTKO9
      32Jan 13, 193821Eddie RanWinKO2
      31Jan 6, 193821Charles FedorowichWinTKO2
      30Dec 18, 193721Max IferganeWinPTS
      29Oct 21, 193721Jean MorinWinPTS
      28Oct 7, 193721Louis JamptonWinPTS
      27Sep 13, 193721Eduard HrabakWinKO6
      26Aug 22, 193721Kid MarcelWinPTS
      25Jul 3, 193720Ali OmarWinTKO5
      24Apr 3, 193720Omar KouidriWinPTS
      23Mar 2, 193720Omar KouidriWinPTS
      22Jan 30, 193720Maurice NaudinWinTKO3
      21Jan 16, 193720Aissa AttaffWinRTD8
      20Nov 21, 193620Jean DebeaumontWinPTS
      19Nov 8, 193620Aissa AttafWinKO1
      18Oct 17, 193620Primo RubioWinPTS
      17Aug 2, 193620Al FrancisWinKO6
      16Jun 6, 193619Mariano CastillanosWinPTS
      15May 27, 193619Kid AbadieWinKO3
      14May 23, 193619M RicardoWinTKO5
      13Apr 11, 193619Joseph MartinezWinTKO9
      12Apr 7, 193619Max IferganeWinPTS
      11Mar 4, 193619Antoine AbadWinPTS
      10Dec 14, 193519Mak PerezWinPTS
      9Nov 23, 193519Mak PerezWinPTS
      8Aug 3, 193519Francisco MestresWinPTS
      7Jul 19, 193518Joseph SarfatiWinPTS
      6Jul 5, 193518Mak PerezWinRTD2
      5Apr 13, 193518Max PrivatWinRTD5
      4Apr 13, 193518Leon BenazraWinPTS
      3Feb 6, 193518Perez IIIWinPTS
      2Nov 12, 193418Leon BenazraWinRTD5
      1Nov 10, 193418Marcel BucchianeriWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Marcel Cerdan (Le bombardier marocain) was a French professional boxer. He was born in France on July 22, 1916. He was a middleweight world champion. He died on October 28, 1949 at the age of 33 years. Cerdan was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1991. His professional boxing career spanned more than 14 years — from 1934 to 1949.

      Cerdan made his professional boxing debut against Marcel Bucchianeri at the age of 18 on November 10, 1934, defeating Bucchianeri via 6 round PTS. He went on to win 43 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 17 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 32 on September 21, 1948 after 110 professional fights, against Tony Zale for the middleweight NBA and The Ring titles. He defeated Zale via 11th round RTD to become the middleweight champion of the world.

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

      Cerdan had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a middleweight title defense bout against American boxer Jake LaMotta at 32 years of age, on June 16, 1949. Cerdan lost the fight via 9th round RTD — and lost his NBA and The Ring titles.


      Cerdan had a total of two world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Marcel Cerdan fought for a middleweight world title once, which he won via RTD. He won one middleweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 21, 1948Tony ZaleMiddleweightNBA, The RingRTD

      Title Losses

      Marcel Cerdan lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 16, 1949Jake LaMottaMiddleweightNBA, The RingRTD


      Although Cerdan had a total of 114 fights, this fight against Tony Zale is the sole highlight of his career.

      • September 21, 1948: Cerdan wins his first world titles by defeating Tony Zale via 11th round RTD. He is now the NBA and The Ring middleweight world champion.


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