Marvin Camel Record & Stats

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Ronan, Montana, USA
Dec 24, 1951
Jun 25, 1973
Title Fights
21 (33.9%)
188 cm
201 cm
Ape Index
13 cm
Last Fight
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      Marvin Camel is a 71-year old 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, on June 25, 1973. He is a former cruiserweight world champion.

      Marvin Camel Record

      In a professional boxing 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 KO wins, 8 KO losses).

      Following is a tabular list of Camel's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos — refer to "All of Marvin Camel's fights".

      Total Fights62
      KO Wins21
      Total Title Wins2
      Title Defenses0
      Title-Fight KO Wins1
      Losses via KO8
      62Jun 11, 199038Eddie TaylorLossMD
      61Dec 2, 198937Joe HippLossTKO6
      60Nov 6, 198937Jerome HillWinPTS
      59Sep 25, 198937J.J. CottrellWinUD
      58Aug 10, 198937Trent SurrattDrawTD
      57May 31, 198836James SalernoLossTKO6
      56Apr 26, 198836Ralf RocchigianiLossPTS
      55Oct 10, 198735Taoufik BelbouliLossTKO4
      54May 1, 198735Virgil HillLossKO1
      53Aug 8, 198634José María Flores BurlónLossUD
      52May 22, 198634Jimmy BillsDrawPTS
      51Oct 6, 198432Lee Roy MurphyLoss *TKO14
      50Dec 13, 198331Roddy MacDonaldWin *TKO5
      49May 21, 198331Rocky SekorskiWinKO9
      48Feb 11, 198331John OdhiambhoLossTKO2
      47Jun 30, 198230Leonardo RodgersWinTKO5
      46Feb 24, 198230Carlos de LeónLoss *TKO8
      45Oct 2, 198129Bash AliWinPTS
      44Aug 11, 198129Willie ShannonWinTKO3
      43May 5, 198129Rahim MuhammadWinUD
      42Apr 24, 198129Ron DraperWinTKO6
      41Nov 25, 198028Carlos de LeónLoss *MD
      40Mar 31, 198028Mate ParlovWin *UD
      39Dec 8, 197927Mate ParlovDraw *PTS
      38Aug 30, 197927David CabreraWinKO3
      37Aug 1, 197927Macka FoleyWinTKO2
      36Jun 5, 197927Bill SharkeyWinUD
      35Apr 24, 197927David SmithWinKO9
      34Feb 28, 197927Jim IngramWinPTS
      33Jan 3, 197927Bob HeflinWinKO2
      32Nov 11, 197826Tom BetheaWinKO2
      31Sep 13, 197826Dale GrantWinPTS
      30Aug 22, 197826Ibar ArringtonWinUD
      29May 27, 197826Chuck WarfieldWinKO5
      28Apr 7, 197826Pete McIntyreWinPTS
      27Mar 9, 197826Bobby LloydWinPTS
      26Feb 8, 197826David SmithWinPTS
      25Dec 8, 197725Karl ZurheideWinRTD7
      24Aug 29, 197725Ron WilsonWinPTS
      23Jun 28, 197725Danny BrewerLossTKO6
      22May 6, 197725Gary SummerhaysWinUD
      21Feb 15, 197725Dale GrantDrawPTS
      20Jan 26, 197725Lionel FordWinUD
      19Nov 20, 197624Larry CastanedaWinUD
      18Oct 23, 197624Matthew Saad MuhammadWinMD
      17Sep 25, 197624Johnny TownsendWinUD
      16Aug 28, 197624Johnny TownsendWinUD
      15Jul 17, 197624Matthew Saad MuhammadLossSD
      14May 8, 197624Angel OquendoWinUD
      13Apr 7, 197624Rafael GutierrezWinUD
      12Feb 18, 197624Don MelonconWinTKO3
      11Jan 14, 197624Pedro VegaWinKO1
      10Nov 19, 197523Danny BrewerWinUD
      9Sep 24, 197523Terry LeeWinTKO8
      8Aug 20, 197523Ron WilsonWinUD
      7May 28, 197523Fernando Lee JonesWinRTD6
      6Apr 30, 197523Amado VasquezWinKO3
      5Apr 2, 197523Jack JohnsonWinUD
      4Feb 19, 197523Chico ValdezWinKO2
      3Jan 22, 197523George ClarkWinTKO4
      2Feb 25, 197422James T. JacksonWinTKO4
      1Jun 25, 197321Joe WilliamsonWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      World Titles

      Camel was a cruiserweight world champion. He has held two world titles at the cruiserweight weight division, both of which were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      CruiserweightWBC, IBF


      Marvin Camel is 188 cm tall (6' 2.02") with a reach of 201 cm (6' 7.13"). He fights out of the southpaw stance and presents an ape-index of 13 cm (5.12").

      Camel has a 33.9% KO rate. Of his total 21 KO wins, 12 were in the early rounds, seven in the mid rounds, and two in the later rounds. He has two first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

      Marvin Camel's professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1973 to 1990.

      Camel made his professional boxing debut against Joe Williamson at the age of 21 on June 25, 1973, defeating Williamson via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 13 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 8 wins via stoppage.

      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 has won two world titles at cruiserweight. For all the details about Camel's world title wins and defenses refer to "Marvin Camel World Titles".

      Some of Camel's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Matthew Saad Muhammad and Jack Johnson), Roddy MacDonald, Mate Parlov, Rocky Sekorski, Gary Summerhays, and Ron Draper.

      Camel had a total of 13 losses in his professional boxing career.

      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 33 years, 3 months, and 22 days since this fight.

      Career Highlights

      Camel fought a total of 62 times during his professional career, which includes 6 world-title fights at the cruiserweight division. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 8, 1979: In his first world-title fight, Marvin Camel has a draw against Mate Parlov via 15 round PTS. He was fighting for the WBC cruiserweight title.

      • March 31, 1980: Camel wins the WBC cruiserweight title from Mate Parlov, by beating Parlov via 15 round unanimous decision.


      Fight Recommendations

      If you are interested in Camel's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.

      1. Marvin Camel loses to Carlos de León via 8th round TKO in their 2nd fight
      2. Marvin Camel loses to Carlos de León via 15-round majority decision
      3. Marvin Camel defeats Matthew Saad Muhammad via 10-round majority decision in their 2nd fight
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