Billy Joiner

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Billy Joiner was an American boxer from Cincinnati.

Amateur career[edit]

Joiner was the 1962 National Golden Gloves and National AAU Light-Heavyweight Champion and compiled an Amateur record of 86-6 (The Ring, March 1964). Joiner won the National Golden Gloves with a win over Gerald McClure of Toledo, Ohio. Joiner also fought Muhammed Ali twice as an amateur. He made his pro debut in Aug 1962 stopping Jukius Dickins in two rounds.

Professional career[edit]

He was a promising heavyweight prospect in the 1960s who failed to live up to his promise. A slick boxer with little punch, Joiner is best remembered for lasting the distance with former world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston on March 28, 1969, during Liston's comeback. This was in fact their second fight. They'd fought in May the year before with Liston winning a seventh round stoppage.

He also fought (and lost) to top heavyweight contenders Zora Folley, Oscar Bonavena, Mac Foster, Alfredo Evangelista, and future heavyweight champion Larry Holmes.

Professional boxing record[edit]

12 Wins (5 knockouts, 7 decisions), 13 Losses (5 knockouts, 8 decisions), 3 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 13-2 United States Young Louis PTS 10 13/11/1981 United States Northwest Activities Center, Detroit, Michigan
Loss 19-2-1 Uruguay Alfredo Evangelista KO 1 27/05/1978 Spain Leon, Spain
Win 14-8-3 United States "King" Jim Fletcher TKO 5 19/08/1976 United States Washoe Fairgrounds Pavilion, Reno, Nevada
Loss 57-9-1 Argentina Oscar Bonavena UD 10 26/02/1976 United States Reno, Nevada 44-49, 45-48, 42-49.
Loss 18-0 United States Larry Holmes TKO 3 20/12/1975 Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum, Hato Rey Referee stopped the bout at 2:29 of the third round.
Loss 6-0 Germany Bernd August PTS 8 28/09/1973 Germany Berlin
Loss 26-1 United States Mac Foster KO 5 29/07/1971 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Joiner knocked out at 2:55 of the fifth round.
Loss 20-8-6 Germany Juergen Blin PTS 10 09/10/1970 Germany Hamburg
Loss 24-2 United States Alvin Lewis UD 10 15/07/1970 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Loss 78-10-6 United States Zora Folley UD 10 05/11/1969 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 48-5-1 Canada Bob Cleroux SD 10 31/07/1969 Canada Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec 47-45, 48-47, 47-48.
Loss 46-3 United States Sonny Liston UD 10 28/03/1969 United States Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri
Loss 40-3 United States Sonny Liston RTD 7 23/05/1968 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Draw 15-15-3 United States Chuck Leslie PTS 10 27/03/1968 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Draw 19-3-2 Italy Dante Cane PTS 10 12/02/1968 Italy Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Draw 30-6-4 Italy Piero Tomasoni PTS 10 26/12/1967 Italy Brescia, Lombardy
Loss 9-6-3 United States "King" Jim Fletcher PTS 10 04/12/1967 United States Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 14-4-2 United States Hubert Hilton TKO 9 08/09/1966 United States Freeport Stadium, Freeport, New York
Win 7-4 United States Mert Brownfield KO 2 13/06/1966 United States Cincinnati, Ohio
Win 6-0 United States Lee Wallace Carr UD 10 13/11/1964 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City
Loss 16-3-1 United States Amos Johnson SD 10 11/09/1964 United States Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Ohio Heavyweight Title.
Win 5-2 United States Oron Johnson TKO 8 22/05/1964 United States Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the eighth round.
Win 12-3-2 United States Harvey C. Jones UD 8 17/04/1964 United States Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Win 2-7 United States Lloyd Washington UD 10 11/03/1964 United States Painesville Armory, Painesville, Ohio 98-89, 97-92, 98-90.
Win 11-19-5 United States Lou Bailey PTS 10 17/01/1964 United States Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Win 9-1-1 United States Amos Johnson PTS 10 19/11/1963 United States Akron, Ohio
Win 4-1 United States Marion Connor TKO 5 06/02/1963 United States Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio Referee stopped the bout at 2:05 of the fifth round.
Win 3-3 United States Julius Dickens KO 2 25/08/1962 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City Dickens knocked out at 1:24 of the second round.

References[edit]

Professional boxing record for Billy Joiner from BoxRec

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