Eugene Hart

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Eugene "Cyclone" Hart (born June 16, 1951) was a terrific punching American middleweight boxer who fought from 1969 to 1982. Hart never fought for the title and could not get a victory against the upper echelon fighters he faced. His best showing against a top notch fighter was when he fought "Bad" Bennie Briscoe to a 10 round draw on November 18, 1975. Unfortunately he was stopped in one round by Briscoe in their rematch on April 6, 1976. Another big win for Hart was the 10 round decision he earned over former Olympic champion Sugar Ray Seales on August 15, 1975.

Hart faced three future champions in his career. He suffered a 9 round TKO loss at the hands of future middleweight champion Marvin Hagler on September 14, 1976. Future light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad knocked Hart out in the fourth round on August 26, 1974, and future middleweight king Vito Antuofermo KOed Hart in the fifth round of their March 11, 1977 match. The Antuofermo fight was typical of Hart's inability to get by championship caliber fighters. Hart came out throwing powerful left hooks to the head and body of Antuofermo. Some of Hart's left hooks actually lifted Antuofermo off the ground. When Antuofermo didn't wilt under the furious attack, Hart lost confidence and the tide of battle turned. Appearing completely spent, Hart became defenseless and was knocked out.

Although Hart was trained by legendary boxing figure Cus D'Amato, he never realized his great potential. Nevertheless, in 2003 Hart was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. His son is professional fighter Jesse Hart.[1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

30 Wins (28 knockouts, 2 decisions), 9 Losses (8 knockouts, 1 decision), 1 Draw, 1 No Contest [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 30-9-2 United States Tony Suero KO 4 09/02/1982 New Jersey Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 30-8-2 Italy Vito Antuofermo KO 5 11/03/1977 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 30-7-2 United States Marvin Hagler RTD 8 14/09/1976 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 30-6-2 Trinidad and Tobago Matt "Art" Donovan KO 2 11/08/1976 Pennsylvania Wagner Ballroom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 29-6-2 United States Bennie Briscoe KO 1 06/04/1976 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Hart knocked out at 1:49 of the first round.
Win 29-5-2 United States Melvin Dennis KO 3 10/02/1976 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Dennis knocked out at 0:56 of the third round.
Draw 28-5-2 United States Bennie Briscoe PTS 10 18/11/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 44-46, 45-44, 45-45.
Win 28-5-1 United States Sugar Ray Seales PTS 10 15/08/1975 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 7-2.
Win 27-5-1 Mexico Chucho Garcia TKO 6 02/06/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:39 of the sixth round.
Win 26-5-1 United States Mario Rosa KO 4 28/04/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Rosa knocked out at 2:57 of the fourth round.
Win 25-5-1 United States Radames Cabrera KO 8 31/01/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Cabrera knocked out at 2:53 of the eighth round.
Loss 24-5-1 United States Eddie Mustafa Muhammad KO 4 26/08/1974 New York (state) Felt Forum, New York City, United States Hart knocked out at 0:51 of the fourth round.
Loss 24-4-1 United States Bobby 'Boogaloo' Watts KO 1 15/07/1974 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Hart knocked out at 2:49 of the first round.
Loss 24-3-1 United States Willie "The Worm" Monroe UD 10 18/02/1974 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 24-2-1 United States Al Quinney KO 2 12/11/1973 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Quinney knocked out at 2:01 of the second round.
Win 23-2-1 United States Thurman "Doc" Holliday KO 2 06/08/1973 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Holliday knocked out at 0:33 of the second round.
Loss 22-2-1 Puerto Rico Jose "Monon" Gonzalez TKO 9 23/04/1973 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:32 of the ninth round.
Loss 22-1-1 United States Nate "Nat" Collins TKO 8 07/03/1972 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 3:00 of the eighth round.
Win 22-0-1 Trinidad and Tobago Matt "Art" Donovan KO 2 07/02/1972 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Donovan knocked out at 2:39 of the second round.
No Contest 21-0-1 United States Denny Moyer NC 6 21/09/1971 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Both fighters fell out of the ring and suffered injuries stopping the fight.
Win 21-0 United States Fate Davis KO 5 10/08/1971 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 20-0 United States Don Fullmer UD 10 22/06/1971 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 47-44, 47-44, 47-43.
Win 19-0 United States Stanley "Kitten" Hayward TKO 1 03/05/1971 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:00 of the first round.
Win 18-0 Canada Jim Meilleur TKO 4 22/03/1971 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the fourth round.
Win 17-0 United States Freddie Martinovich KO 3 26/01/1971 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Martinovich knocked out at 1:40 of the third round.
Win 16-0 United States Jim J Davis KO 4 09/12/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 15-0 United States Dave Dittmar KO 5 17/11/1970 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Dittmar knocked out at 0:43 of the fifth round.
Win 14-0 Panama Humberto Trottman KO 2 02/11/1970 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 13-0 United States Leroy "Hurricane" Roberts TKO 4 16/09/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 12-0 Panama Humberto Trottman KO 5 16/06/1970 Pennsylvania Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Trottman knocked out at 2:00 of the fifth round.
Win 11-0 United States John "Wildcat" Saunders TKO 4 26/05/1970 Delaware Fournier Hall, Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Win 10-0 United States Sonny Floyd KO 1 18/05/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Floyd knocked out at 0:58 of the first round.
Win 9-0 United States Vernon Mason KO 3 07/04/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 8-0 United States John "Wildcat" Saunders KO 3 25/03/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Saunders knocked out at 1:42 of the third round.
Win 7-0 United States Gene Masters KO 1 25/02/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Masters knocked out at 2:57 of the first round.
Win 6-0 "Country" Joe Williams KO 1 27/01/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 5-0 United States Sam Mosley KO 1 13/01/1970 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Mosley knocked out at 2:08 of the first round.
Win 4-0 United States Art "The Dart" Kettles TKO 3 09/12/1969 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 3-0 United States "Big" Al Thomas KO 2 11/11/1969 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 2-0 United States Sonny Gravely KO 1 14/10/1969 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 1-0 United States Sheldon Moore KO 1 30/09/1969 Pennsylvania The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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