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.
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 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|
* World-title fight
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 Division||World Titles Held|
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.
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.
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.
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%).
If you are interested in Camel's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.