Marvin Camel is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Ronan, Montana, USA on December 24, 1951. Camel made his professional boxing debut at the age of 21 against Joe Williamson on June 25, 1973. He is a former cruiserweight world champion. He is 70 years old, and will be turning 71 in 19 days.
In a career spanning 16 years and 11 months, Marvin Camel fought 62 times with 45 wins, 13 losses, and 4 draws. By his last professional fight on June 11, 1990, Camel's record stood at 45-13-4 (21 KOs). In total, he fought 479 rounds of professional boxing in 62 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||2|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||8|
|62||Jun 11, 1990||38||Eddie Taylor||Loss||MD|
|61||Dec 2, 1989||37||Joe Hipp||Loss||TKO6|
|60||Nov 6, 1989||37||Jerome Hill||Win||PTS|
|59||Sep 25, 1989||37||J.J. Cottrell||Win||UD|
|58||Aug 10, 1989||37||Trent Surratt||Draw||TD|
|57||May 31, 1988||36||James Salerno||Loss||TKO6|
|56||Apr 26, 1988||36||Ralf Rocchigiani||Loss||PTS|
|55||Oct 10, 1987||35||Taoufik Belbouli||Loss||TKO4|
|54||May 1, 1987||35||Virgil Hill||Loss||KO1|
|53||Aug 8, 1986||34||José María Flores Burlón||Loss||UD|
|52||May 22, 1986||34||Jimmy Bills||Draw||PTS|
|51||Oct 6, 1984||32||Lee Roy Murphy||Loss||TKO14|
|50||Dec 13, 1983||31||Roddy MacDonald||Win||TKO5|
|49||May 21, 1983||31||Rocky Sekorski||Win||KO9|
|48||Feb 11, 1983||31||John Odhiambho||Loss||TKO2|
|47||Jun 30, 1982||30||Leonardo Rodgers||Win||TKO5|
|46||Feb 24, 1982||30||Carlos de León||Loss||TKO8|
|45||Oct 2, 1981||29||Bash Ali||Win||PTS|
|44||Aug 11, 1981||29||Willie Shannon||Win||TKO3|
|43||May 5, 1981||29||Rahim Muhammad||Win||UD|
|42||Apr 24, 1981||29||Ron Draper||Win||TKO6|
|41||Nov 25, 1980||28||Carlos de León||Loss||MD|
|40||Mar 31, 1980||28||Mate Parlov||Win||UD|
|39||Dec 8, 1979||27||Mate Parlov||Draw||PTS|
|38||Aug 30, 1979||27||David Cabrera||Win||KO3|
|37||Aug 1, 1979||27||Macka Foley||Win||TKO2|
|36||Jun 5, 1979||27||Bill Sharkey||Win||UD|
|35||Apr 24, 1979||27||David Smith||Win||KO9|
|34||Feb 28, 1979||27||Jim Ingram||Win||PTS|
|33||Jan 3, 1979||27||Bob Heflin||Win||KO2|
|32||Nov 11, 1978||26||Tom Bethea||Win||KO2|
|31||Sep 13, 1978||26||Dale Grant||Win||PTS|
|30||Aug 22, 1978||26||Ibar Arrington||Win||UD|
|29||May 27, 1978||26||Chuck Warfield||Win||KO5|
|28||Apr 7, 1978||26||Pete McIntyre||Win||PTS|
|27||Mar 9, 1978||26||Bobby Lloyd||Win||PTS|
|26||Feb 8, 1978||26||David Smith||Win||PTS|
|25||Dec 8, 1977||25||Karl Zurheide||Win||RTD7|
|24||Aug 29, 1977||25||Ron Wilson||Win||PTS|
|23||Jun 28, 1977||25||Danny Brewer||Loss||TKO6|
|22||May 6, 1977||25||Gary Summerhays||Win||UD|
|21||Feb 15, 1977||25||Dale Grant||Draw||PTS|
|20||Jan 26, 1977||25||Lionel Ford||Win||UD|
|19||Nov 20, 1976||24||Larry Castaneda||Win||UD|
|18||Oct 23, 1976||24||Matthew Saad Muhammad||Win||MD|
|17||Sep 25, 1976||24||Johnny Townsend||Win||UD|
|16||Aug 28, 1976||24||Johnny Townsend||Win||UD|
|15||Jul 17, 1976||24||Matthew Saad Muhammad||Loss||SD|
|14||May 8, 1976||24||Angel Oquendo||Win||UD|
|13||Apr 7, 1976||24||Rafael Gutierrez||Win||UD|
|12||Feb 18, 1976||24||Don Meloncon||Win||TKO3|
|11||Jan 14, 1976||24||Pedro Vega||Win||KO1|
|10||Nov 19, 1975||23||Danny Brewer||Win||UD|
|9||Sep 24, 1975||23||Terry Lee||Win||TKO8|
|8||Aug 20, 1975||23||Ron Wilson||Win||UD|
|7||May 28, 1975||23||Fernando Lee Jones||Win||RTD6|
|6||Apr 30, 1975||23||Amado Vasquez||Win||KO3|
|5||Apr 2, 1975||23||Jack Johnson||Win||UD|
|4||Feb 19, 1975||23||Chico Valdez||Win||KO2|
|3||Jan 22, 1975||23||George Clark||Win||TKO4|
|2||Feb 25, 1974||22||James T. Jackson||Win||TKO4|
|1||Jun 25, 1973||21||Joe Williamson||Win||TKO1|
Marvin Camel was active from from 1973 to 1990. He started boxing professionally at 21 years of age; Camel debuted against Joe Williamson on June 25, 1973, and defeated Williamson via 1st round TKO.
Marvin Camel had his first world title fight on December 8, 1979 at the age of 27, after 38 professional fights against Mate Parlov with the WBC title on the line. The fight ended in a undefined draw.
Camel's notable victories include wins over Roddy MacDonald, Mate Parlov, Rocky Sekorski, and Leonardo Rodgers. For a complete list of Camel's best performances refer to Marvin Camel's best fights.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Eddie Taylor on June 11, 1990. Camel lost the fight via 10 round majority decision. It's been 32 years, 5 months, and 24 days since this fight.
Marvin Camel fought for world titles in four fights and won two of them. In total, he won two belts at cruiserweight (WBC, IBF).
|Dec 13, 1983||Roddy MacDonald||CR||IBF|
|Mar 31, 1980||Mate Parlov||CR||WBC|
Camel knocked out 21 of his 62 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 33.9%. Of his total 45 wins, 21 of them were via KO (46.7%).
Marvin Camel had a total of 13 losses in 62 fights — three of them in title bouts and 10 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Matthew Saad Muhammad via 10 round SD in his 15th fight — his 14 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He has been stopped eight times and lost five times via decision.
Eddie Taylor, Joe Hipp, James Salerno, Ralf Rocchigiani, and Taoufik Belbouli are some of the boxers who have beaten Camel. For more details about these defeats, refer to All of Marvin Camel's losses.