Ron Stander

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Ron Stander
Statistics
Real name Ronald Stander
Nickname(s) The Council Bluffs Butcher
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1944-10-17) October 17, 1944 (age 71)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 61
Wins 37
Wins by KO 28
Losses 21
Draws 3
No contests 0

Ron Stander (born October 17, 1944) is a former professional boxer. He was a WBC and WBA world heavyweight title challenger in 1972, but lost to the champion Joe Frazier by fifth round TKO. Stander was best known as his ability to take punishment, although he suffered from cut problems. He scored notable wins over hard-punching Earnie Shavers, heavyweight contender Thad Spencer and heavyweight contender Manuel Ramos. In 1982, Stander retired at the age of 37.

An award-winning documentary entitled "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.

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 7-2-2 United States Otis Bates PTS 10 July 6, 1982 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Loss 1-1 United States Les Myers TKO 6 October 24, 1981 Kansas Dodge City, Kansas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:32 of the sixth round.
Loss -- United States Jeff May UD 4 June 25, 1981 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Draw 0-1 United States Otis Bates PTS 10 July 27, 1980 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 18-2 United States Jeff Shelburg PTS 10 May 24, 1980 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Loss 13-0 United States James "The Fighting Cowboy" Tillis TKO 7 March 3, 1980 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Stander did not come out for the eighth round.
Loss 10-0 United States Scott Frank TKO 1 January 8, 1980 New Jersey Totowa, New Jersey, United States Doctor stopped the fight after the first round.
Loss 20-4 United States Tom "Roughhouse" Fischer PTS 10 August 24, 1979 Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 2-5 United States Jim Pearish TKO 5 August 16, 1979 Nebraska North Platte, Nebraska, United States
Loss 10-13-1 United States James Dixon UD 12 June 25, 1979 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States Midlands Heavyweight Title.
Loss 9-13-1 United States James Dixon UD 10 April 28, 1979 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win -- United States Rick Howe TKO 5 April 3, 1979 Iowa Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Win 8-17 United States Charles Atlas KO 1 November 29, 1978 Iowa Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 17-35-3 United States Charley Polite UD 10 October 25, 1978 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 1-11 United States Bill Jackson KO 1 July 26, 1978 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 0-1 United States Jesus Montes KO 3 June 20, 1978 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 6-3 United States Clyde Mudgett TKO 4 March 23, 1978 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 6-4 United States Horace "Big City" Robinson KO 5 November 30, 1977 New York (state) White Plains, New York, United States
Win -- United States Raul Hernandez KO 4 November 15, 1977 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 33-6 United States Boone "Boom Boom" Kirkman TKO 7 July 19, 1977 Washington (state) Seattle, Washington, United States
Loss 11-0 South Africa Gerrie "The Bionic Hand" Coetzee KO 8 July 17, 1976 South Africa Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa
Win 1-1 United States Beau Williford KO 3 June 1, 1976 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 35-3 United States Ken Norton TKO 5 April 30, 1976 Maryland Landover, Maryland, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:19 of the fifth round.
Win -- United States Jesus Montes KO 3 January 26, 1976 Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 0-1 United States Willie Jackson KO 1 January 6, 1976 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 15-1-1 United States Scott "The Fighting Frenchman" LeDoux UD 10 December 10, 1975 Minnesota Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Win 34-22-1 United States Terry Daniels TKO 1 November 20, 1975 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 15-4-1 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 9-30-1 United States Bruce Scott TKO 2 August 5, 1975 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States Scott did not come out for the third round.
Loss 14-12-1 United States Fred Askew UD 10 May 7, 1975 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 29-3 United States Rodney "The Bowlus Bear" Bobick UD 10 July 31, 1974 Minnesota Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Draw 15-4 United States Morris Jackson PTS 10 March 22, 1974 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 3-3-1 United States Charlie James PTS 10 February 19, 1974 Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Hawaii Heavyweight Title.
Loss 22-1 United States Jeff "Candy Slim" Merritt TKO 3 November 28, 1973 Ohio Cleveland, Ohio, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:41 of the third round after Stander was knocked down thrice in the second round.
Win -- United States Walker Smith TKO 3 September 10, 1973 Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 13-3-2 United States John "Speedy" Jordan UD 10 March 29, 1973 Maine Portland, Maine, United States
Loss 28-0 United States "Smokin" Joe Frazier TKO 5 May 25, 1972 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States WBC/WBA World Heavyweight Titles.
Win 7-12 United States Johnny Mac UD 10 March 20, 1972 Iowa Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 13-6 United States Mike Boswell UD 10 February 14, 1972 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 8-11-1 United States Rico Brooks SD 10 January 22, 1972 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 5-4 United States Clyde Brown TKO 3 December 20, 1971 Illinois Elgin, Illinois, United States
Win 22-10-1 United States Jesse Crown KO 3 October 26, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 24-18-3 Mexico Manuel "Pulgarcito" Ramos UD 10 August 26, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 19-11-2 United States Jack "The Giant" O'Halloran UD 10 July 29, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States 100-95, 99-94, 98-95.
Win 9-7 United States Lee Carr KO 6 May 24, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 32-11-1 United States Thad "Babe" Spencer UD 10 April 23, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 9-9 Canada Frank Bullard KO 6 March 30, 1971 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 1-8-1 United States Joe Murphy "Mustang" Goodwin KO 1 November 3, 1970 Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Draw 23-13-2 Mexico Manuel "Pulgarcito" Ramos PTS 10 September 17, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 15-16-1 United States "Wild" Bill Hardney KO 1 August 28, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 6-10 United States Ray "Junior" Ellis TKO 3 July 17, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 12-7 United States Eddie Dembry UD 8 June 8, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 12-1 United States Earnie "Black Destroyer" Shavers KO 5 May 11, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States Shavers knocked out at 0:52 of the fifth round.
Win 3-0-1 United States Woody Parks TKO 1 April 9, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:44 of the first round.
Win 1-0-1 United States Joe "Tiger" Harris KO 4 March 23, 1970 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 0-9 United States Lee Powell KO 1 March 2, 1970 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 0-2 United States Roy Rodriguez UD 6 January 29, 1970 Iowa Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Win 10-7 United States Joe "Nice Guy" Byrd PTS 6 December 19, 1969 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 0-6 United States Wilbert "Buddy" Elbert KO 1 November 17, 1969 Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 9-13 United States Lee "Duke" Estes TKO 2 September 29, 1969 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win -- United States Red Ferris KO 1 August 15, 1969 South Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 1-1 United States Bobby "Two Ton" Street KO 1 August 7, 1969 Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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