Tiger Jack Fox

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Tiger Jack Fox
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Real nameJohn Linwood Fox
Weight(s) Light heavyweight
Height5 ft 11+12 in (1.82 m)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
Nationality American
Born(1907-04-02)April 2, 1907
DiedApril 6, 1954(1954-04-06) (aged 47)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights180
Wins140
Wins by KO89
Losses23
Draws12
No contests5

John Linwood Fox (April 2, 1907 April 6, 1954), or Tiger Jack Fox as he was better known, was a colorful, hard punching, American light heavyweight boxer. Fox fought from 1928 to 1950. [1] [2] [3]

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Fox claimed he got his start in boxing when he was picked up, while hitchhiking in Georgia, by boxer Young Stribling. At that time, Stribling was travelling from town to town and engaging in boxing matches, basically meeting all comers. Stribling offered Fox a job as a sparring partner. Although he had no experience, Fox, out of work and hungry, accepted the offer.

His first sparring session with Stribling almost ended his boxing career. Stribling toyed with him, and eventually knocked him senseless with a right hand to the jaw. Fox claimed he didn't sleep that night, re-living the events of the day, and studying how to avoid a similar fate the next day. Fox concluded that if he stepped forward when Stribling threw his right, he would be inside the punch and in position to hit Stribling with his left.

The next day, the two sparred again. This time when Stribling threw his right, Fox was waiting and executed his manoeuvre to perfection. Surprised by Fox's left hook, Stribling's knees buckled. Fox then jumped in and hit him with another left hook, which sent Stribling to the canvas. Although he was fired on the spot, Fox thought that if he could knock Stribling down, he could hold his own with anyone.

Fox then made his way to Indianopolis, where he hung around a boxing gym until he was offered a fight. Fox accepted and was on his way. He relocated in Terre Haute, Indiana to train under bantamweight champion Bud Taylor and became the "Indiana colored heavyweight champion." He fought frequently for the next nine years without losing a bout. His first loss was by a split decision to light heavyweight champion Maxie Rosenbloom. Fox claimed he engaged in over 300 fights, but many were not recorded. He claimed that he never fought a preliminary bout in his career, just main events.

Fox was defeated by Melio Bettina in his only crack at the light heavyweight championship, NYSAC version. In this elimination bout to name a champion, Fox was stopped in the 9th round. Two months before the fight he was stabbed near the heart in a Harlem hotel in a dispute over a woman.

Fox also fought and knocked out in two rounds former light-heavyweight champion Bob Olin, and he knocked out Lou Brouillard in seven. He was kayoed in three rounds by future lightheavyweight champion John Henry Lewis.

Two of Fox's more surprising victories came against future heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott. On May 12, 1937, Fox knocked out Walcott in the 8th round. In the following year Fox again defeated Walcott, this time by a ten-round decision.

Fox is second on the all-time list for first-round knockouts, and was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

Professional boxing record

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec, [4] unless otherwise stated.

Official record

Professional record summary
180 fights138 wins24 losses
By knockout919
By decision4713
By disqualification02
Draws12
No contests4
Newspaper decisions/draws 2

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted to the win/loss/draw column.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateAgeLocationNotes
180Loss138–24–12 (6)Fidel ArciniegaKO2 (10), 2:58Dec 9, 195043 years, 251 daysRadio Rondevoo, Twin Falls, Idaho, U.S.
179Win138–23–12 (6)Dave DelaneyKO2 (10), 2:55Dec 16, 194942 years, 258 daysStock Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
178Win137–23–12 (6)Billy CarterKO5 (10), 2:28Nov 21, 194942 years, 233 daysStock Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
177Win136–23–12 (6)Ponce de LeonKO5 (10)Aug 27, 194942 years, 147 daysFairgrounds, Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
176Win135–23–12 (6)Dave DelaneyTKO4 (10), 2:04Jul 2, 194942 years, 91 daysCity Ballpark, Anchorage, AlaskaRetained USA Alaska State heavyweight title
175Win134–23–12 (6)Freddie BeshoreKO7 (10), 2:37Aug 9, 194841 years, 129 daysCity Ballpark, Anchorage, AlaskaWon vacant USA Alaska State heavyweight title
174Loss133–23–12 (6)Freddie BeshoreUD10Jun 8, 194841 years, 67 daysFerris Field, Spokane, Washington, U.S.For vacant Pacific Coast heavyweight title
173Win133–22–12 (6)Charley EagleKO5 (10), 1:48Apr 30, 194841 years, 28 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
172Win132–22–12 (6)Paul DoyleKO1 (10), 1:37Mar 12, 194840 years, 345 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
171Loss131–22–12 (6)Jerry McSwainKO6 (10), 2:39Jul 30, 194841 years, 119 daysFerris Field, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
170Win131–21–12 (6)Bill PetersenKO6 (10), 1:22Jul 11, 194740 years, 100 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
169Win130–21–12 (6)Jack FloodTKO3 (6), 1:55Jan 27, 194739 years, 300 daysExhibition Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
168Loss129–21–12 (6)Walter HaferPTS10Oct 9, 194639 years, 190 daysLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
167Win129–20–12 (6)Al WareUD10Sep 13, 194639 years, 164 daysDerks Field, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
166Win128–20–12 (6)Arcade "Windmill" PearceTKO3 (10)Jul 22, 194639 years, 111 daysWhite Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
165Win127–20–12 (6)Leroy EvansKO8 (10)May 24, 194639 years, 52 daysFerris Field, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
164Win126–20–12 (6)Domingo ValinTKO3 (10)May 3, 194639 years, 31 daysGonzaga Gymnasium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
163Win125–20–12 (6)Lowell StrongPTS10Mar 22, 194638 years, 354 daysGonzaga Gymnasium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
162Loss124–20–12 (6)Bobby ZanderUD12Sep 3, 194538 years, 154 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
161Win124–19–12 (6)Harold BlackshearUD10Aug 22, 194538 years, 142 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
160Win123–19–12 (6) Ted Lowry SD10Jul 20, 194538 years, 109 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
159Loss122–19–12 (6)Bobby ZanderTKO7 (10), 1:07Jun 22, 194538 years, 81 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
158Win122–18–12 (6)Al WareTKO9 (10)May 11, 194538 years, 39 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
157Win121–18–12 (6)Jay D. TurnerPTS10Apr 6, 194538 years, 4 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
156Win120–18–12 (6)George EckesKO1 (10), 1:21Mar 16, 194537 years, 348 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
155Win119–18–12 (6)Clayton WorldsPTS10Oct 14, 194437 years, 195 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
154Win118–18–12 (6)Jimmy CasinoPTS10Jul 4, 194437 years, 93 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
153Win117–18–12 (6)Roy HawkinsTKO4 (10)Jun 27, 194437 years, 86 daysCivic Arena, Bremerton, Washington, U.S.
152Win116–18–12 (6)Harold BlackshearPTS10Jun 23, 194437 years, 82 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
151Win115–18–12 (6)Bobby MillsapPTS5Feb 1, 194436 years, 305 daysArmory, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
150Win114–18–12 (6)Ben ShaveKO3 (10), 2:25Apr 29, 194134 years, 27 daysArmory, Salem, Oregon, U.S.
149Win113–18–12 (6)Yancey HenryPTS10Apr 18, 194134 years, 16 daysColiseum, San Diego, California, U.S.
148Draw112–18–12 (6)Al BrayPTS10Jan 29, 194133 years, 302 daysAuditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
147Win112–18–11 (6)Domingo ValinKO2 (10)Dec 13, 194033 years, 255 daysFairview Arena, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
146Win111–18–11 (6)Arcade "Windmill" PearceKO5 (10), 1:15Dec 4, 194033 years, 246 daysCivic Center Auditorium, Helena, Montana, U.S.
145Win110–18–11 (6)Jack KellyKO2 (10)Sep 7, 194033 years, 158 daysArmory, Marshfield, Oregon, U.S.
144Win109–18–11 (6)Pio PicoKO9 (10)Jul 16, 194033 years, 105 daysAirway Park, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
143Win108–18–11 (6)Al DelaneyKO9 (12)Jun 21, 194033 years, 80 daysMoana Ball Park, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
142Win107–18–11 (6)Al DelaneyPTS10May 20, 194033 years, 48 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
141Win106–18–11 (6)Ernie CollinsTKO4 (10)Apr 29, 194033 years, 27 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
140Loss105–18–11 (6)Al DelaneySD10Apr 24, 194033 years, 22 daysDenman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
139Win105–17–11 (6)Eddie WenstobPTS10Feb 16, 194032 years, 320 daysDenman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
138Win104–17–11 (6)Arcade "Windmill" PearceTKO8 (10)Feb 12, 194032 years, 316 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
137NC103–17–11 (6)Clarence BrownNC6 (8)Dec 1, 193932 years, 243 daysWhite City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.No contest for "not trying"
136Win103–17–11 (5)Elza ThompsonUD10Nov 10, 193932 years, 222 daysMunicipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
135Win102–17–11 (5)Andy MillerUD10Oct 13, 193932 years, 194 daysMunicipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
134Win101–17–11 (5)Orlando TrotterKO2 (10)Sep 15, 193932 years, 166 daysWhite City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
133Win100–17–11 (5)Clarence BrownPTS10Sep 1, 193932 years, 152 daysWhite City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
132Win99–17–11 (5)Eddie SimmsUD10Aug 8, 193932 years, 128 daysHickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
131Win98–17–11 (5)George HughesKO3 (10)Jul 31, 193932 years, 120 daysHickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
130Loss97–17–11 (5)Dave ClarkPTS8Jul 13, 193932 years, 102 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
129Draw97–16–11 (5)Al GainerMD10Apr 11, 193932 years, 9 daysMechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
128Win97–16–10 (5)Terrance "Tiger" WarringtonPTS8Mar 25, 193931 years, 357 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
127Loss96–16–10 (5) Melio Bettina TKO9 (15), 1:22Feb 3, 193931 years, 307 daysNew York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.For vacant NYSAC light heavyweight title
126Win96–15–10 (5)Al GainerUD15Nov 29, 193831 years, 241 daysNew York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
125Win95–15–10 (5)Isidoro GastanagaKO1 (10), 1:35Oct 22, 193831 years, 203 daysRose Gardens Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
124Win94–15–10 (5)"Young" John HerreraKO1 (10)Oct 8, 193831 years, 189 daysRose Gardens Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
123Win93–15–10 (5)Yustin SirutisPTS10Sep 8, 193831 years, 159 daysIdora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
122Win92–15–10 (5)Fred LenhartKO3 (10), 1:46Jun 24, 193831 years, 83 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
121Win91–15–10 (5)Yustin SirutisPTS8Jun 9, 193831 years, 68 daysVelodrome, Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.
120Win90–15–10 (5)Willie ReddishPTS8May 25, 193831 years, 53 daysBaker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
119Win89–15–10 (5)Eddie BluntTKO2 (8), 2:34May 13, 193831 years, 41 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
118Win88–15–10 (5) Jersey Joe Walcott PTS10May 10, 193831 years, 38 daysConvention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
117Win87–15–10 (5)Jack TrammellPTS10Apr 11, 193831 years, 9 daysMotor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
116Draw86–15–10 (5)Tony ShuccoSD10Mar 24, 193830 years, 356 daysBoston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
115Win86–15–9 (5)Johnny WhitersTKO4 (6)Mar 11, 193830 years, 343 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
114Draw85–15–9 (5)Jim HowellPTS10Mar 5, 193830 years, 337 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
113Win85–15–8 (5)Gene MickensTKO1 (10), 2:11Feb 26, 193830 years, 330 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
112Win84–15–8 (5) Lou Brouillard TKO7 (10)Feb 18, 193830 years, 322 daysBoston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
111Win83–15–8 (5)Hank HankinsonKO1 (10), 2:30Jan 28, 193830 years, 301 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
110Win82–15–8 (5)Mickey McAvoyKO1 (10), 1:17Jan 7, 193830 years, 280 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
109Loss81–15–8 (5)Al GainerUD15Nov 22, 193730 years, 234 daysDuquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
108Win81–14–8 (5)Leo "Red" BruceKO2 (10)Oct 11, 193730 years, 192 daysDuquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
107Draw80–14–8 (5)Yustin SirutisPTS10Oct 2, 193730 years, 183 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
106Win80–14–7 (5)Joe FinazzoTKO1 (10), 2:31Sep 11, 193730 years, 162 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
105Win79–14–7 (5)Steve DudasPTS6Aug 30, 193730 years, 150 daysYankee Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
104Win78–14–7 (5)Eddie MalcolmKO2 (10)Aug 20, 193730 years, 140 daysIdora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
103Win77–14–7 (5)Leo "Red" BruceTKO1 (10), 2:41Jul 28, 193730 years, 117 daysDyckman Oval, New York City, New York, U.S.
102Win76–14–7 (5)Deacon Leo KellyTKO6 (15), 1:16Jul 15, 193730 years, 104 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
101Win75–14–7 (5) Jersey Joe Walcott KO8 (10), 2:24May 22, 193730 years, 50 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
100Win74–14–7 (5)Leo "Red" BrucePTS8May 14, 193730 years, 42 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
99Win73–14–7 (5)Phil JohnsonKO3 (10), 1:08May 1, 193730 years, 29 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
98Win72–14–7 (5)Lou PosterTKO6 (10), 1:11Apr 10, 193730 years, 8 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
97Win71–14–7 (5)Jack TrammellKO4 (12)Apr 6, 193730 years, 4 daysRayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
96Win70–14–7 (5)Jack TrammellPTS10Mar 20, 193729 years, 352 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
95Win69–14–7 (5)Lorenzo PackPTS10Mar 13, 193729 years, 345 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
94Win68–14–7 (5)Tex IrwinTKO2 (8), 0:29Feb 19, 193729 years, 323 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
93Win67–14–7 (5) Bob Olin TKO2 (10)Jan 15, 193729 years, 288 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
92Win66–14–7 (5)Ford SmithKO3 (10)Dec 11, 193629 years, 253 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
91Win65–14–7 (5)Tuffy DialKO5 (10), 1:40Jan 31, 193628 years, 304 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
90Win64–14–7 (5)Sonny BuxtonTKO3 (10), 0:35Jan 31, 193628 years, 304 daysWhite City Park, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
89Loss63–14–7 (5) John Henry Lewis KO3 (10)Jan 10, 193628 years, 283 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
88Win63–13–7 (5) Maxie Rosenbloom MD10Oct 11, 193528 years, 192 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.Won inaugural USA Washington State light heavyweight title
87Draw62–13–7 (5) Maxie Rosenbloom PTS10Sep 6, 193528 years, 157 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
86Win62–13–6 (5)Frank RowseyTKO6 (10), 1:20Aug 9, 193528 years, 129 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
85Win61–13–6 (5)Charley MasseraUD10Jun 7, 193528 years, 66 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
84Loss60–13–6 (5) Young Firpo DQ10 (10)May 10, 193528 years, 38 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
83Win60–12–6 (5)Don "Red" BarryTKO6 (10)Mar 15, 193527 years, 347 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
82Win59–12–6 (5)Jack PetricKO2 (10)Feb 22, 193527 years, 326 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
81Win58–12–6 (5)Bud ZellarTKO2 (10)Jan 18, 193527 years, 291 daysArmory, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
80Win57–12–6 (5)Dutch WeimerTKO6 (8)Jan 11, 193527 years, 284 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
79Loss56–12–6 (5)Don "Red" BarryPTS10Nov 14, 193427 years, 226 daysAuditorium, Oakland, California, U.S.Not to be confused with Don "Red" Barry
78NC56–11–6 (5)Mickey McFarlandNC4 (10)Oct 16, 193427 years, 197 daysAuditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.Referee left the ring in disgust
for Fox's "lack of effort"
77Win56–11–6 (4)Alex MarinoKO1 (6)Oct 2, 193427 years, 183 daysAuditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
76Win55–11–6 (4)Jack RoperKO1 (10), 2:15Sep 19, 193427 years, 170 daysAuditorium, Oakland, California, U.S.
75Loss54–11–6 (4) Young Firpo PTS10Aug 28, 193427 years, 148 daysMultnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.For Pacific Coast light heavyweight title
74Loss54–10–6 (4)Fred LenhartMD10Jul 31, 193427 years, 120 daysNatatorium Park, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
73Win54–9–6 (4)Frank LimasKO1 (10), 0:50Jul 25, 193427 years, 114 daysAuditorium, Oakland, California, U.S.
72Win53–9–6 (4)Chief Abe AbramsTKO1 (8)Jul 24, 193427 years, 113 daysMultnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
71Win52–9–6 (4)Sig EcklundTKO8 (10)Jun 12, 193427 years, 71 daysLabor Temple, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
70Win51–9–6 (4)Jack HowardPTS10May 5, 193427 years, 33 daysUintah High School Gym, Vernal, Utah, U.S.
69Draw50–9–6 (4)Leon ChevalierPTS10Apr 20, 193427 years, 18 daysPocatello, Idaho, U.S.
68Win50–9–5 (4)Houston AshPTS10Jan 29, 193426 years, 302 daysPreston, Idaho, U.S.
67Win49–9–5 (4)Jack RileyKO1 (10)Jan 25, 193426 years, 298 daysAmerican Legion, Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.
66Win48–9–5 (4)Orel "Battling" LamoreauxKO3 (10)Jan 15, 193426 years, 288 daysPreston, Idaho, U.S.
65Win47–9–5 (4)Roy McCaffertyKO3 (6)Jan 13, 193426 years, 286 daysGrantsville, Utah, U.S.
64Win46–9–5 (4)Bill LongsonKO3 (10)Dec 29, 193326 years, 271 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
63Win45–9–5 (4)Meyer K.O. ChristnerKO5 (10)Dec 18, 193326 years, 260 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
62Loss44–9–5 (4)Bill LongsonDQ3 (10)Dec 8, 193326 years, 250 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
61Win44–8–5 (4)Cecil MyartPTS6Oct 23, 193326 years, 204 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
60Win43–8–5 (4)Jack CasperTKO3 (10)Oct 20, 193326 years, 201 daysSouthside Arena, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
59Win42–8–5 (4)Del BaxterTKO2 (6)Oct 2, 193326 years, 183 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
58Win41–8–5 (4)Ed PranteKO1 (10)Sep 25, 193326 years, 176 daysHippodrome Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
57Win40–8–5 (4)Humberto ArcePTS10Aug 3, 193326 years, 123 daysQuincy, Illinois, U.S.
56Win39–8–5 (4)Al WalkerKO3 (10)Jun 12, 193326 years, 71 daysFort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
55Win38–8–5 (4)Joe DoctorKO3 (10)Jun 5, 193326 years, 64 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
54Loss37–8–5 (4) Art Lasky KO5 (8)May 3, 193326 years, 31 daysChicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
53Win37–7–5 (4)Babe HuntUD10May 1, 193326 years, 29 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Illinois, U.S.
52Win36–7–5 (4)Lou ScozzaPTS8Apr 21, 193326 years, 19 daysChicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
51Win35–7–5 (4)Buster HallKO1 (10)Apr 13, 193326 years, 11 daysJoplin, Missouri, U.S.
50Win34–7–5 (4)Johnny MackKO4 (10)Feb 10, 193325 years, 314 daysVincennes, Indiana, U.S.
49Loss33–7–5 (4) George Godfrey PTS10Jan 31, 193325 years, 304 daysArmory, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.For world colored heavyweight title
48Win33–6–5 (4)Humberto ArceTKO4 (10)Jan 23, 193325 years, 296 daysTerre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
47Win32–6–5 (4)Frankie SimmsPTS10Jan 2, 193325 years, 275 daysMemorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
46Win31–6–5 (4)Larry JohnsonPTS10Dec 27, 193225 years, 269 daysArmory, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
45Win30–6–5 (4) Seal Harris PTS10Dec 6, 193225 years, 248 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
44Loss29–6–5 (4) Maxie Rosenbloom PTS10Oct 17, 193225 years, 198 daysMemorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
43Win29–5–5 (4)Meyer K.O. ChristnerPTS10Oct 10, 193225 years, 191 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
42Win28–5–5 (4)Rosy RosalesPTS10Sep 5, 193225 years, 156 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
41Win27–5–5 (4)Larry JohnsonKO12 (12)Aug 22, 193225 years, 142 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.Billed for the American Negro heavyweight title
40Win26–5–5 (4)Pret FerrarPTS10Aug 1, 193225 years, 121 daysRiviera Theatre, Niles, Michigan, U.S.
39Draw25–5–5 (4)Battling BozoPTS10Jul 25, 193225 years, 114 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
38Win25–5–4 (4)Joe SekyraUD10Jul 7, 193225 years, 96 daysPerry Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.Retained USA Indiana State heavyweight title
37Win24–5–4 (4)Jack RoperRTD6 (10)Jun 20, 193225 years, 79 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
36Win23–5–4 (4)Jack RedmanKO1 (10)May 27, 193225 years, 55 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.Won USA Indiana State heavyweight title
35Win22–5–4 (4)Tommy GibsonTKO9 (10)May 5, 193225 years, 33 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
34Win21–5–4 (4)Bennett "Buck" EverettKO1 (10)May 2, 193225 years, 30 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
33Loss20–5–4 (4)Bennett "Buck" EverettPTS10Apr 14, 193225 years, 12 daysElks Temple, Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
32Win20–4–4 (4)Jim CarrKO3 (6)Apr 4, 193225 years, 2 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
31Win19–4–4 (4)George DixonKO3 (10)Feb 29, 193224 years, 333 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
30Win18–4–4 (4)George DixonUD10Dec 4, 193124 years, 246 daysMemorial Home, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
29Win17–4–4 (4)Tommy GibsonPTS10Aug 4, 193124 years, 124 daysBrooklyn, Illinois, U.S.
28Loss16–4–4 (4)Bearcat WrightKO8 (10)Jun 1, 193124 years, 60 daysLiberty Park, Sedalia, Missouri, U.S.
27Win16–3–4 (4)George DixonNWS10May 11, 193124 years, 39 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
26Win16–3–4 (3)Brad SimmonsNWS10Apr 6, 193124 years, 4 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
25Win16–3–4 (2)Kid MarlockKO3 (10)Apr 3, 193124 years, 1 dayLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
24Win15–3–4 (2)Cowboy Billy OwensKO3 (10)Mar 23, 193123 years, 355 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
23Draw14–3–4 (2)Brad SimmonsPTS10Jan 30, 193123 years, 303 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
22Win14–3–3 (2)Cowboy Billy OwensPTS8Dec 15, 193023 years, 257 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
21Win13–3–3 (2)Cowboy Billy OwensTKO5 (10)Dec 12, 193023 years, 254 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
20NC12–3–3 (2)Kid CrossmanNC1 (10)Nov 17, 193023 years, 229 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.Crossman suspected of taking a dive
so fight was declared a no contest
19Win12–3–3 (1)Buster HallPTS10Nov 11, 193023 years, 223 daysClay Center, Kansas, U.S.
18Win11–3–3 (1)Tex MooreKO4 (?)Oct 21, 193023 years, 202 daysUnited States of America
17Win10–3–3 (1)Kid CrossmanKO1 (6), 1:50Oct 13, 193023 years, 194 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
16Win9–3–3 (1)John DarbyTKO3 (4)Sep 30, 193023 years, 181 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
15Draw8–3–3 (1)Del MasseyPTS3Sep 20, 193023United States of AmericaExact date and location unknown
14Win8–3–2 (1)Brad SimmonsPTS10Jul 28, 193023 years, 117 daysWhite City Park, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
13Win7–3–2 (1)Del MasseyRTD4 (5)Jul 8, 193023 years, 97 daysWhite City Park, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
12Win6–3–2 (1)George AndersonKO2 (?)Jun 9, 193023 years, 68 daysWichita, Kansas, U.S.
11Win5–3–2 (1)Jack ColemanKO8 (?)May 1, 193023Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S.Exact date unknown
10Draw4–3–2 (1)Buster HallPTS10Apr 1, 193022 years, 364 daysLocation unknown, Oklahoma or Kansas, U.S.
9Win4–3–1 (1)Cowboy Billy OwensKO5 (?)Mar 23, 193022 years, 355 daysPicher, Oklahoma, U.S.
8Win3–3–1 (1)Howard JeffersonKO4 (?)Jul 4, 192922 years, 93 daysEdmond, Oklahoma, U.S.
7NC2–3–1 (1)Jack MagrinaNC? (6)Dec 7, 192821 years, 249 daysBakersfield, California, U.S.Result not reported
6Loss2–3–1Rosy RosalesKO3 (6)May 15, 192821 years, 43 daysStockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
5Loss2–2–1Bull YinglingPTS10Apr 25, 192821 years, 23 daysElks Lodge, McCook, Nebraska, U.S.
4Draw2–1–1Mike ArnoldPTS4Apr 24, 192821 years, 22 daysStockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
3Win2–1Arnold CookKO1 (?)Mar 30, 192820 years, 363 daysAlamosa, Colorado, U.S.
2Loss1–1Jesse StringhamTKO6 (10)Mar 12, 192820 years, 345 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
1Win1–0Harold Brick StevensTKO1 (6)Mar 5, 192820 years, 338 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.Earliest documented bout for Fox, but probably not even close to his first

Unofficial record

Professional record summary
180 fights140 wins24 losses
By knockout919
By decision4913
By disqualification02
Draws12
No contests4

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound(s)DateAgeLocationNotes
180Loss140–24–12 (4)Fidel ArciniegaKO2 (10), 2:58Dec 9, 195043 years, 251 daysRadio Rondevoo, Twin Falls, Idaho, U.S.
179Win140–23–12 (4)Dave DelaneyKO2 (10), 2:55Dec 16, 194942 years, 258 daysStock Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
178Win139–23–12 (4)Billy CarterKO5 (10), 2:28Nov 21, 194942 years, 233 daysStock Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
177Win138–23–12 (4)Ponce de LeonKO5 (10)Aug 27, 194942 years, 147 daysFairgrounds, Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
176Win137–23–12 (4)Dave DelaneyTKO4 (10), 2:04Jul 2, 194942 years, 91 daysCity Ballpark, Anchorage, AlaskaRetained USA Alaska State heavyweight title
175Win136–23–12 (4)Freddie BeshoreKO7 (10), 2:37Aug 9, 194841 years, 129 daysCity Ballpark, Anchorage, AlaskaWon vacant USA Alaska State heavyweight title
174Loss135–23–12 (4)Freddie BeshoreUD10Jun 8, 194841 years, 67 daysFerris Field, Spokane, Washington, U.S.For vacant Pacific Coast heavyweight title
173Win135–22–12 (4)Charley EagleKO5 (10), 1:48Apr 30, 194841 years, 28 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
172Win134–22–12 (4)Paul DoyleKO1 (10), 1:37Mar 12, 194840 years, 345 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
171Loss133–22–12 (4)Jerry McSwainKO6 (10), 2:39Jul 30, 194841 years, 119 daysFerris Field, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
170Win133–21–12 (4)Bill PetersenKO6 (10), 1:22Jul 11, 194740 years, 100 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
169Win132–21–12 (4)Jack FloodTKO3 (6), 1:55Jan 27, 194739 years, 300 daysExhibition Gardens, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
168Loss131–21–12 (4)Walter HaferPTS10Oct 9, 194639 years, 190 daysLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
167Win131–20–12 (4)Al WareUD10Sep 13, 194639 years, 164 daysDerks Field, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
166Win130–20–12 (4)Arcade "Windmill" PearceTKO3 (10)Jul 22, 194639 years, 111 daysWhite Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
165Win129–20–12 (4)Leroy EvansKO8 (10)May 24, 194639 years, 52 daysFerris Field, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
164Win128–20–12 (4)Domingo ValinTKO3 (10)May 3, 194639 years, 31 daysGonzaga Gymnasium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
163Win127–20–12 (4)Lowell StrongPTS10Mar 22, 194638 years, 354 daysGonzaga Gymnasium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
162Loss126–20–12 (4)Bobby ZanderUD12Sep 3, 194538 years, 154 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
161Win126–19–12 (4)Harold BlackshearUD10Aug 22, 194538 years, 142 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
160Win125–19–12 (4) Ted Lowry SD10Jul 20, 194538 years, 109 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
159Loss124–19–12 (4)Bobby ZanderTKO7 (10), 1:07Jun 22, 194538 years, 81 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
158Win124–18–12 (4)Al WareTKO9 (10)May 11, 194538 years, 39 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
157Win123–18–12 (4)Jay D. TurnerPTS10Apr 6, 194538 years, 4 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
156Win122–18–12 (4)George EckesKO1 (10), 1:21Mar 16, 194537 years, 348 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
155Win121–18–12 (4)Clayton WorldsPTS10Oct 14, 194437 years, 195 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
154Win120–18–12 (4)Jimmy CasinoPTS10Jul 4, 194437 years, 93 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
153Win119–18–12 (4)Roy HawkinsTKO4 (10)Jun 27, 194437 years, 86 daysCivic Arena, Bremerton, Washington, U.S.
152Win118–18–12 (4)Harold BlackshearPTS10Jun 23, 194437 years, 82 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
151Win117–18–12 (4)Bobby MillsapPTS5Feb 1, 194436 years, 305 daysArmory, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
150Win116–18–12 (4)Ben ShaveKO3 (10), 2:25Apr 29, 194134 years, 27 daysArmory, Salem, Oregon, U.S.
149Win115–18–12 (4)Yancey HenryPTS10Apr 18, 194134 years, 16 daysColiseum, San Diego, California, U.S.
148Draw114–18–12 (4)Al BrayPTS10Jan 29, 194133 years, 302 daysAuditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
147Win114–18–11 (4)Domingo ValinKO2 (10)Dec 13, 194033 years, 255 daysFairview Arena, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
146Win113–18–11 (4)Arcade "Windmill" PearceKO5 (10), 1:15Dec 4, 194033 years, 246 daysCivic Center Auditorium, Helena, Montana, U.S.
145Win112–18–11 (4)Jack KellyKO2 (10)Sep 7, 194033 years, 158 daysArmory, Marshfield, Oregon, U.S.
144Win111–18–11 (4)Pio PicoKO9 (10)Jul 16, 194033 years, 105 daysAirway Park, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
143Win110–18–11 (4)Al DelaneyKO9 (12)Jun 21, 194033 years, 80 daysMoana Ball Park, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
142Win109–18–11 (4)Al DelaneyPTS10May 20, 194033 years, 48 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
141Win108–18–11 (4)Ernie CollinsTKO4 (10)Apr 29, 194033 years, 27 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
140Loss107–18–11 (4)Al DelaneySD10Apr 24, 194033 years, 22 daysDenman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
139Win107–17–11 (4)Eddie WenstobPTS10Feb 16, 194032 years, 320 daysDenman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
138Win106–17–11 (4)Arcade "Windmill" PearceTKO8 (10)Feb 12, 194032 years, 316 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
137NC105–17–11 (4)Clarence BrownNC6 (8)Dec 1, 193932 years, 243 daysWhite City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.No contest for "not trying"
136Win105–17–11 (3)Elza ThompsonUD10Nov 10, 193932 years, 222 daysMunicipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
135Win104–17–11 (3)Andy MillerUD10Oct 13, 193932 years, 194 daysMunicipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
134Win103–17–11 (3)Orlando TrotterKO2 (10)Sep 15, 193932 years, 166 daysWhite City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
133Win102–17–11 (3)Clarence BrownPTS10Sep 1, 193932 years, 152 daysWhite City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
132Win101–17–11 (3)Eddie SimmsUD10Aug 8, 193932 years, 128 daysHickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
131Win100–17–11 (3)George HughesKO3 (10)Jul 31, 193932 years, 120 daysHickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
130Loss99–17–11 (3)Dave ClarkPTS8Jul 13, 193932 years, 102 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
129Draw99–16–11 (3)Al GainerMD10Apr 11, 193932 years, 9 daysMechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
128Win99–16–10 (3)Terrance "Tiger" WarringtonPTS8Mar 25, 193931 years, 357 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
127Loss98–16–10 (3) Melio Bettina TKO9 (15), 1:22Feb 3, 193931 years, 307 daysNew York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.For vacant NYSAC light heavyweight title
126Win98–15–10 (3)Al GainerUD15Nov 29, 193831 years, 241 daysNew York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
125Win97–15–10 (3)Isidoro GastanagaKO1 (10), 1:35Oct 22, 193831 years, 203 daysRose Gardens Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
124Win96–15–10 (3)"Young" John HerreraKO1 (10)Oct 8, 193831 years, 189 daysRose Gardens Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
123Win95–15–10 (3)Yustin SirutisPTS10Sep 8, 193831 years, 159 daysIdora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
122Win94–15–10 (3)Fred LenhartKO3 (10), 1:46Jun 24, 193831 years, 83 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
121Win93–15–10 (3)Yustin SirutisPTS8Jun 9, 193831 years, 68 daysVelodrome, Nutley, New Jersey, U.S.
120Win92–15–10 (3)Willie ReddishPTS8May 25, 193831 years, 53 daysBaker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
119Win91–15–10 (3)Eddie BluntTKO2 (8), 2:34May 13, 193831 years, 41 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
118Win90–15–10 (3) Jersey Joe Walcott PTS10May 10, 193831 years, 38 daysConvention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
117Win89–15–10 (3)Jack TrammellPTS10Apr 11, 193831 years, 9 daysMotor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
116Draw88–15–10 (3)Tony ShuccoSD10Mar 24, 193830 years, 356 daysBoston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
115Win88–15–9 (3)Johnny WhitersTKO4 (6)Mar 11, 193830 years, 343 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
114Draw87–15–9 (3)Jim HowellPTS10Mar 5, 193830 years, 337 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
113Win87–15–8 (3)Gene MickensTKO1 (10), 2:11Feb 26, 193830 years, 330 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
112Win86–15–8 (3) Lou Brouillard TKO7 (10)Feb 18, 193830 years, 322 daysBoston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
111Win85–15–8 (3)Hank HankinsonKO1 (10), 2:30Jan 28, 193830 years, 301 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
110Win84–15–8 (3)Mickey McAvoyKO1 (10), 1:17Jan 7, 193830 years, 280 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
109Loss83–15–8 (3)Al GainerUD15Nov 22, 193730 years, 234 daysDuquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
108Win83–14–8 (3)Leo "Red" BruceKO2 (10)Oct 11, 193730 years, 192 daysDuquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
107Draw82–14–8 (3)Yustin SirutisPTS10Oct 2, 193730 years, 183 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
106Win82–14–7 (3)Joe FinazzoTKO1 (10), 2:31Sep 11, 193730 years, 162 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
105Win81–14–7 (3)Steve DudasPTS6Aug 30, 193730 years, 150 daysYankee Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
104Win80–14–7 (3)Eddie MalcolmKO2 (10)Aug 20, 193730 years, 140 daysIdora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
103Win79–14–7 (3)Leo "Red" BruceTKO1 (10), 2:41Jul 28, 193730 years, 117 daysDyckman Oval, New York City, New York, U.S.
102Win78–14–7 (3)Deacon Leo KellyTKO6 (15), 1:16Jul 15, 193730 years, 104 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
101Win77–14–7 (3) Jersey Joe Walcott KO8 (10), 2:24May 22, 193730 years, 50 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
100Win76–14–7 (3)Leo "Red" BrucePTS8May 14, 193730 years, 42 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
99Win75–14–7 (3)Phil JohnsonKO3 (10), 1:08May 1, 193730 years, 29 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
98Win74–14–7 (3)Lou PosterTKO6 (10), 1:11Apr 10, 193730 years, 8 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
97Win73–14–7 (3)Jack TrammellKO4 (12)Apr 6, 193730 years, 4 daysRayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
96Win72–14–7 (3)Jack TrammellPTS10Mar 20, 193729 years, 352 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
95Win71–14–7 (3)Lorenzo PackPTS10Mar 13, 193729 years, 345 daysRockland Palace, New York City, New York, U.S.
94Win70–14–7 (3)Tex IrwinTKO2 (8), 0:29Feb 19, 193729 years, 323 daysMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
93Win69–14–7 (3) Bob Olin TKO2 (10)Jan 15, 193729 years, 288 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
92Win68–14–7 (3)Ford SmithKO3 (10)Dec 11, 193629 years, 253 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
91Win67–14–7 (3)Tuffy DialKO5 (10), 1:40Jan 31, 193628 years, 304 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
90Win66–14–7 (3)Sonny BuxtonTKO3 (10), 0:35Jan 31, 193628 years, 304 daysWhite City Park, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
89Loss65–14–7 (3) John Henry Lewis KO3 (10)Jan 10, 193628 years, 283 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
88Win65–13–7 (3) Maxie Rosenbloom MD10Oct 11, 193528 years, 192 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.Won inaugural USA Washington State light heavyweight title
87Draw64–13–7 (3) Maxie Rosenbloom PTS10Sep 6, 193528 years, 157 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
86Win64–13–6 (3)Frank RowseyTKO6 (10), 1:20Aug 9, 193528 years, 129 daysGonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
85Win63–13–6 (3)Charley MasseraUD10Jun 7, 193528 years, 66 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
84Loss62–13–6 (3) Young Firpo DQ10 (10)May 10, 193528 years, 38 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
83Win62–12–6 (3)Don "Red" BarryTKO6 (10)Mar 15, 193527 years, 347 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
82Win61–12–6 (3)Jack PetricKO2 (10)Feb 22, 193527 years, 326 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
81Win60–12–6 (3)Bud ZellarTKO2 (10)Jan 18, 193527 years, 291 daysArmory, Boise, Idaho, U.S.
80Win59–12–6 (3)Dutch WeimerTKO6 (8)Jan 11, 193527 years, 284 daysArmory, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
79Loss58–12–6 (3)Don "Red" BarryPTS10Nov 14, 193427 years, 226 daysAuditorium, Oakland, California, U.S.Not to be confused with Don "Red" Barry
78NC58–11–6 (3)Mickey McFarlandNC4 (10)Oct 16, 193427 years, 197 daysAuditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.Referee left the ring in disgust
for Fox's "lack of effort"
77Win58–11–6 (2)Alex MarinoKO1 (6)Oct 2, 193427 years, 183 daysAuditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
76Win57–11–6 (2)Jack RoperKO1 (10), 2:15Sep 19, 193427 years, 170 daysAuditorium, Oakland, California, U.S.
75Loss56–11–6 (2) Young Firpo PTS10Aug 28, 193427 years, 148 daysMultnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.For Pacific Coast light heavyweight title
74Loss56–10–6 (2)Fred LenhartMD10Jul 31, 193427 years, 120 daysNatatorium Park, Spokane, Washington, U.S.
73Win56–9–6 (2)Frank LimasKO1 (10), 0:50Jul 25, 193427 years, 114 daysAuditorium, Oakland, California, U.S.
72Win55–9–6 (2)Chief Abe AbramsTKO1 (8)Jul 24, 193427 years, 113 daysMultnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
71Win54–9–6 (2)Sig EcklundTKO8 (10)Jun 12, 193427 years, 71 daysLabor Temple, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
70Win53–9–6 (2)Jack HowardPTS10May 5, 193427 years, 33 daysUintah High School Gym, Vernal, Utah, U.S.
69Draw52–9–6 (2)Leon ChevalierPTS10Apr 20, 193427 years, 18 daysPocatello, Idaho, U.S.
68Win52–9–5 (2)Houston AshPTS10Jan 29, 193426 years, 302 daysPreston, Idaho, U.S.
67Win51–9–5 (2)Jack RileyKO1 (10)Jan 25, 193426 years, 298 daysAmerican Legion, Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.
66Win50–9–5 (2)Orel "Battling" LamoreauxKO3 (10)Jan 15, 193426 years, 288 daysPreston, Idaho, U.S.
65Win49–9–5 (2)Roy McCaffertyKO3 (6)Jan 13, 193426 years, 286 daysGrantsville, Utah, U.S.
64Win48–9–5 (2)Bill LongsonKO3 (10)Dec 29, 193326 years, 271 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
63Win47–9–5 (2)Meyer K.O. ChristnerKO5 (10)Dec 18, 193326 years, 260 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
62Loss46–9–5 (2)Bill LongsonDQ3 (10)Dec 8, 193326 years, 250 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
61Win46–8–5 (2)Cecil MyartPTS6Oct 23, 193326 years, 204 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
60Win45–8–5 (2)Jack CasperTKO3 (10)Oct 20, 193326 years, 201 daysSouthside Arena, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
59Win44–8–5 (2)Del BaxterTKO2 (6)Oct 2, 193326 years, 183 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
58Win43–8–5 (2)Ed PranteKO1 (10)Sep 25, 193326 years, 176 daysHippodrome Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
57Win42–8–5 (2)Humberto ArcePTS10Aug 3, 193326 years, 123 daysQuincy, Illinois, U.S.
56Win41–8–5 (2)Al WalkerKO3 (10)Jun 12, 193326 years, 71 daysFort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
55Win40–8–5 (2)Joe DoctorKO3 (10)Jun 5, 193326 years, 64 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
54Loss39–8–5 (2) Art Lasky KO5 (8)May 3, 193326 years, 31 daysChicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
53Win39–7–5 (2)Babe HuntUD10May 1, 193326 years, 29 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Illinois, U.S.
52Win38–7–5 (2)Lou ScozzaPTS8Apr 21, 193326 years, 19 daysChicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
51Win37–7–5 (2)Buster HallKO1 (10)Apr 13, 193326 years, 11 daysJoplin, Missouri, U.S.
50Win36–7–5 (2)Johnny MackKO4 (10)Feb 10, 193325 years, 314 daysVincennes, Indiana, U.S.
49Loss35–7–5 (2) George Godfrey PTS10Jan 31, 193325 years, 304 daysArmory, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.For world colored heavyweight title
48Win35–6–5 (2)Humberto ArceTKO4 (10)Jan 23, 193325 years, 296 daysTerre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
47Win34–6–5 (2)Frankie SimmsPTS10Jan 2, 193325 years, 275 daysMemorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
46Win33–6–5 (2)Larry JohnsonPTS10Dec 27, 193225 years, 269 daysArmory, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
45Win32–6–5 (2) Seal Harris PTS10Dec 6, 193225 years, 248 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
44Loss31–6–5 (2) Maxie Rosenbloom PTS10Oct 17, 193225 years, 198 daysMemorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
43Win31–5–5 (2)Meyer K.O. ChristnerPTS10Oct 10, 193225 years, 191 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
42Win30–5–5 (2)Rosy RosalesPTS10Sep 5, 193225 years, 156 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
41Win29–5–5 (2)Larry JohnsonKO12 (12)Aug 22, 193225 years, 142 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.Billed for the American Negro heavyweight title
40Win28–5–5 (2)Pret FerrarPTS10Aug 1, 193225 years, 121 daysRiviera Theatre, Niles, Michigan, U.S.
39Draw27–5–5 (2)Battling BozoPTS10Jul 25, 193225 years, 114 daysTaylor Bowl, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
38Win27–5–4 (2)Joe SekyraUD10Jul 7, 193225 years, 96 daysPerry Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.Retained USA Indiana State heavyweight title
37Win26–5–4 (2)Jack RoperRTD6 (10)Jun 20, 193225 years, 79 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
36Win25–5–4 (2)Jack RedmanKO1 (10)May 27, 193225 years, 55 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.Won USA Indiana State heavyweight title
35Win24–5–4 (2)Tommy GibsonTKO9 (10)May 5, 193225 years, 33 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
34Win23–5–4 (2)Bennett "Buck" EverettKO1 (10)May 2, 193225 years, 30 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
33Loss22–5–4 (2)Bennett "Buck" EverettPTS10Apr 14, 193225 years, 12 daysElks Temple, Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
32Win22–4–4 (2)Jim CarrKO3 (6)Apr 4, 193225 years, 2 daysShrine Temple, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
31Win21–4–4 (2)George DixonKO3 (10)Feb 29, 193224 years, 333 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
30Win20–4–4 (2)George DixonUD10Dec 4, 193124 years, 246 daysMemorial Home, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
29Win19–4–4 (2)Tommy GibsonPTS10Aug 4, 193124 years, 124 daysBrooklyn, Illinois, U.S.
28Loss18–4–4 (2)Bearcat WrightKO8 (10)Jun 1, 193124 years, 60 daysLiberty Park, Sedalia, Missouri, U.S.
27Win18–3–4 (2)George DixonNWS10May 11, 193124 years, 39 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
26Win17–3–4 (2)Brad SimmonsNWS10Apr 6, 193124 years, 4 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
25Win16–3–4 (2)Kid MarlockKO3 (10)Apr 3, 193124 years, 1 dayLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
24Win15–3–4 (2)Cowboy Billy OwensKO3 (10)Mar 23, 193123 years, 355 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
23Draw14–3–4 (2)Brad SimmonsPTS10Jan 30, 193123 years, 303 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
22Win14–3–3 (2)Cowboy Billy OwensPTS8Dec 15, 193023 years, 257 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
21Win13–3–3 (2)Cowboy Billy OwensTKO5 (10)Dec 12, 193023 years, 254 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
20NC12–3–3 (2)Kid CrossmanNC1 (10)Nov 17, 193023 years, 229 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.Crossman suspected of taking a dive
so fight was declared a no contest
19Win12–3–3 (1)Buster HallPTS10Nov 11, 193023 years, 223 daysClay Center, Kansas, U.S.
18Win11–3–3 (1)Tex MooreKO4 (?)Oct 21, 193023 years, 202 daysUnited States of America
17Win10–3–3 (1)Kid CrossmanKO1 (6), 1:50Oct 13, 193023 years, 194 daysConvention Hall, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
16Win9–3–3 (1)John DarbyTKO3 (4)Sep 30, 193023 years, 181 daysLegion Hall, Picher, Oklahoma, U.S.
15Draw8–3–3 (1)Del MasseyPTS3Sep 20, 193023United States of AmericaExact date and location unknown
14Win8–3–2 (1)Brad SimmonsPTS10Jul 28, 193023 years, 117 daysWhite City Park, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
13Win7–3–2 (1)Del MasseyRTD4 (5)Jul 8, 193023 years, 97 daysWhite City Park, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
12Win6–3–2 (1)George AndersonKO2 (?)Jun 9, 193023 years, 68 daysWichita, Kansas, U.S.
11Win5–3–2 (1)Jack ColemanKO8 (?)May 1, 193023Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S.Exact date unknown
10Draw4–3–2 (1)Buster HallPTS10Apr 1, 193022 years, 364 daysLocation unknown, Oklahoma or Kansas, U.S.
9Win4–3–1 (1)Cowboy Billy OwensKO5 (?)Mar 23, 193022 years, 355 daysPicher, Oklahoma, U.S.
8Win3–3–1 (1)Howard JeffersonKO4 (?)Jul 4, 192922 years, 93 daysEdmond, Oklahoma, U.S.
7NC2–3–1 (1)Jack MagrinaNC? (6)Dec 7, 192821 years, 249 daysBakersfield, California, U.S.Result not reported
6Loss2–3–1Rosy RosalesKO3 (6)May 15, 192821 years, 43 daysStockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
5Loss2–2–1Bull YinglingPTS10Apr 25, 192821 years, 23 daysElks Lodge, McCook, Nebraska, U.S.
4Draw2–1–1Mike ArnoldPTS4Apr 24, 192821 years, 22 daysStockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
3Win2–1Arnold CookKO1 (?)Mar 30, 192820 years, 363 daysAlamosa, Colorado, U.S.
2Loss1–1Jesse StringhamTKO6 (10)Mar 12, 192820 years, 345 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
1Win1–0Harold Brick StevensTKO1 (6)Mar 5, 192820 years, 338 daysMcCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.Earliest documented bout for Fox, but probably not even close to his first

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