Paul Jorgensen

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For those of a similar name, see Poul Jørgensen (disambiguation).

Paul Jorgensen (April 5, 1935 – August 6, 2008) was a super featherweight professional boxer from Louisiana.

Personal life[edit]

Jorgenson was born in Tallulah, Louisiana and made his residence in Port Arthur, Texas.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Jorgensen made his professional debut on April 28, 1953 with a four round points win against Baby Valdez in Houston, Texas. Jorgensen won his first sixteen fights, including a win against Eddie Bertolino on June 1, 1954. It was in the rematch against Bertolino on September 28, 1954 that Jorgensen suffered his first loss. Like many boxers of his day, Jorgensen fought frequently - often twice a month. Jorgensen continued to fight and generally to win, facing tough competition like Redtop Davis, Lulu Perez, Jackie Blair, Carmelo Costa, Victor Manuel Quijano, Harold Gomes, and Battling Torres. Jorgensen retired after a losing to Battling Torres on September 6, 1960. Jorgensen managed to cram an amazing number of fights (93) in a relatively short career (7½ years). His final record was 81 wins (35 by knockout), 8 losses, and 4 draws.[1] Jorgensen died August 6, 2008 in Port Arthur, Texas.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paul Jorgensen
  2. ^ Influential Houston boxer Paul Jorgensen, 74, dies