Ron Stander

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Ron Stander
Statistics
Real nameRonald Stander
Nickname(s)The Council Bluffs Butcher
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1944-10-17) October 17, 1944 (age 74)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights61
Wins37
Wins by KO28
Losses21
Draws3
No contests0

Ron Stander (born October 17, 1944) is a former professional boxer, who fought from 1969 to 1982. The highlight of Stander's pro career came on May 25, 1972 when he challenged for the world heavyweight championship in Omaha, Nebraska. Stander lost to champion Joe Frazier by fifth-round technical knockout when the ring doctor stopped the fight after the fourth round. Prior to his unsuccessful match versus Frazier, Stander had scored a fifth-round knockout victory over hard-punching Earnie Shavers in 1970, and a decision win over contender Thad Spencer in 1971. An award-winning documentary titled "The Bluffs Butcher," after his adopted hometown of Council Bluffs, IA, produced by journalism student Andrew Batt, was released in 2004. The documentary told the story of Iowa's arguably best shot at a World Heavyweight Boxing Title and chronicled Stander's journey from virtual unknown to boxing's largest stage.

Frazier-Stander Fight[edit]

Ron Stander was largely an unknown commodity when he was given the opportunity to fight for the world heavyweight title in Omaha. It marked the first time a world heavyweight title fight had been held in Nebraska. Stander had a solid 23-1-1 record entering the bought and was clearly the fans' favorite based on the huge, enthusiastic ovation he received when he was introduced. Frazier was the undefeated champion and entered the ring as a 10-1 betting favorite. He was booed after being introduced. Both men employed the same aggressive fighting style of pushing forward and fighting at close quarters, which made for an exciting contest. Stander was quite competitive in the first round, even buckling Frazier's knees with one blow late in the round. However, by the second round, Frazier's superiority in class began to show and the champion was getting the better of the frequent exchanges. In the third round Frazier opened a cut on the bridge of Stander's nose and severely staggered him late in the round. Stander was not knocked down, however. By the fourth round Stander was bleeding profusely from the cut and again was badly staggered towards the end of the round as Frazier landed numerous telling blows to Stander's face. Between rounds four and five the fight was stopped by veteran referee Zack Clayton on the advice of the ring doctor. Officially Frazier was credited with a victory by a fifth-round technical knockout.

Professional boxing record[edit]

38 Wins (29 knockouts, 9 decisions), 21 Losses (9 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Draws[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 38–21–3 United States Otis Bates PTS 10 July 6, 1982 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Loss 38–20–3 United States Les Myers TKO 6 October 24, 1981 Kansas Dodge City, Kansas, United States
Loss 38–19–3 United States Jeff May UD 4 June 25, 1981 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Draw 38–18–3 United States Otis Bates PTS 10 July 27, 1980 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 38–18–2 United States Jeff Shelburg PTS 10 May 24, 1980 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Loss 38–17–2 United States James Tillis TKO 7 March 3, 1980 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 38–16–2 United States Scott Frank TKO 1 January 8, 1980 New Jersey Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Loss 38–15–2 United States Tom Fischer PTS 10 August 24, 1979 Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 38–14–2 United States Jim Pearish TKO 5 August 16, 1979 Nebraska North Platte, Nebraska, United States
Loss 37–14–2 United States James Dixon UD 12 June 25, 1979 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States Midlands Heavyweight Title.
Loss 37–13–2 United States James Dixon UD 10 April 28, 1979 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 37–12–2 United States Rick Howe TKO 5 April 3, 1979 Iowa Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Win 36–12–2 United States Charles Atlas KO 1 November 29, 1978 Iowa Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 35–12–2 United States Charley Polite UD 10 October 25, 1978 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 34–12–2 United States Bill Jackson KO 1 July 26, 1978 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 33–12–2 United States Jesus Montes KO 3 June 20, 1978 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 32–12–2 United States Clyde Mudgett TKO 4 March 23, 1978 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 31–12–2 United States Horace Robinson KO 5 November 30, 1977 New York (state) White Plains, New York, United States
Win 31–11–2 United States Raul Hernandez KO 4 November 15, 1977 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 30–11–2 United States Boone Kirkman TKO 7 July 19, 1977 Washington (state) Seattle, Washington, United States
Loss 30–10–2 South Africa Gerrie Coetzee KO 8 July 17, 1976 South Africa Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa
Win 30–9–2 United States Beau Williford KO 3 June 1, 1976 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 29–9–2 United States Ken Norton TKO 5 April 30, 1976 Maryland Landover, Maryland, United States
Win 29–8–2 United States Jesus Montes KO 3 January 26, 1976 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 28–8–2 United States Willie Jackson KO 1 January 6, 1976 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 27–8–2 United States Scott LeDoux UD 10 December 10, 1975 Minnesota Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Win 27–7–2 United States Terry Daniels TKO 1 November 20, 1975 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 26–7–2 United States Morris Jackson TKO 2 September 4, 1975 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States Iowa/Nebraska Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 0:58 of the second round.
Win 25–7–2 United States Bruce Scott TKO 2 August 5, 1975 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 24–7–2 United States Fred Askew UD 10 May 7, 1975 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 24–6–2 United States Rodney Bobick UD 10 July 31, 1974 Minnesota Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Draw 24–5–2 United States Morris Jackson PTS 10 March 22, 1974 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 24–5–1 United States Charlie James PTS 10 February 19, 1974 Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Hawaii Heavyweight Title.
Loss 24–4–1 United States Jeff Merritt TKO 3 November 28, 1973 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 24–3–1 United States Walker Smith TKO 3 September 10, 1973 Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 23–3–1 United States John Jordan UD 10 March 29, 1973 Maine Portland, Maine, United States
Loss 23–2–1 United States Joe Frazier TKO 5 May 25, 1972 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States WBC/WBA World Heavyweight Titles.
Win 23–1–1 United States Johnny Mac UD 10 March 20, 1972 Iowa Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 22–1–1 United States Mike Boswell UD 10 February 14, 1972 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 21–1–1 United States Rico Brooks SD 10 January 22, 1972 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 21–0–1 United States Clyde Brown TKO 3 December 20, 1971 Illinois Elgin, Illinois, United States
Win 20–0–1 United States Jesse Crown KO 3 October 26, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 19–0–1 Mexico Manuel Ramos UD 10 August 26, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 18–0–1 United States Jack O'Halloran UD 10 July 29, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 17–0–1 United States Lee Carr KO 6 May 24, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 16–0–1 United States Thad Spencer UD 10 April 23, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 15–0–1 Canada Frank Bullard KO 6 March 30, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 14–0–1 United States Joe Murphy Goodwin KO 1 November 3, 1970 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Draw 13–0–1 Mexico Manuel Ramos PTS 10 September 17, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 13–0 United States Bill Hardney KO 1 August 28, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 12–0 United States Ray Ellis TKO 3 July 17, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 11–0 United States Eddie Dembry UD 8 June 8, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 10–0 United States Earnie Shavers KO 5 May 11, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 9–0 United States Woody Parks TKO 1 April 9, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 8–0 United States Joe Harris KO 4 March 23, 1970 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–0 United States Lee Powell KO 1 March 2, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 6–0 United States Roy Rodriguez UD 6 January 29, 1970 Iowa Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Win 5–0 United States Joe Byrd PTS 6 December 19, 1969 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 4–0 United States Wilbert Elbert KO 1 November 17, 1969 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 3–0 United States Lee Estes TKO 2 September 29, 1969 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 2–0 United States Red Ferris KO 1 August 15, 1969 South Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 1–0 United States Bobby Street KO 1 August 7, 1969 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BoxRec - Ron Stander".


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