Joe Erskine (American boxer)

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For the former British Heavyweight Champion, see Joe Erskine (Welsh boxer).
Joey Erskine
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Real name Joseph Harold Erskine
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality United States American
Born October 17, 1930
New York, New York, USA
Died January 16, 2009 (aged 78)
Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 11
Wins 4
Wins by KO 0
Losses 6
Draws 1
No contests 0

Joseph Harold "Joey" Erskine (October 17, 1930 – January 16, 2009) was an American athlete who was active as a welterweight boxer in 1953 and 1954, and as a long distance runner from 1975 to 1980.

Professional boxing record[edit]

4 Wins (0 knockouts, 4 decisions), 6 Losses (1 knockout, 5 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 9-8-5 United States Joe Lissy KO 5 9 Sep 1954 United States Eintracht Oval, Astoria, New York Erskine failed to regain consciousness in the ring but recovered in the dressing room.
Loss 1-3-2 United States O’Dell Hayes PTS 4 3 Sep 1954 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win 4-11-1 United States Willie Sydnor PTS 6 12 Aug 1954 United States Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York
Win 1-2-1 United States O’Dell Hayes PTS 4 14 Jul 1954 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Loss 8-7-4 United States Joe Lissy PTS 4 17 May 1954 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York
Win 4-0-4 United States Paul Kostopoulos PTS 6 30 Apr 1954 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York
Loss 7-6-4 United States Joe Lissy PTS 4 19 Apr 1954 United States Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York
Loss 6-6-4 United States Joe Lissy PTS 4 29 Mar 1954 United States Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York
Loss 9-2-1 United States Artie Thelemaque PTS 4 12 Mar 1954 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win 5-0-0 United States Paddy Flood PTS 4 1 Dec 1953 United States Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York
Draw 4-1-1 United States Roger Dennis PTS 6 28 Nov 1953 United States Community Building, Waterville, Maine

Long Distance Running Career[edit]

In the mid-1970s while in his mid-forties, Erskine, as a member of the Millrose Athletic Association, became a champion ultramarathoner participating in such races as the Boston and New York Marathons, the New York Road Runner Club's Metropolitan 50 Miler, as well as the London to Brighton Ultramarathon.

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