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Archie Moore

Archie Moore
Archie Moore in trailer to Breakheart Pass (1975)
Statistics
Real name Archibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s) The Old Mongoose
Rated at Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1916-12-13)December 13, 1916
Benoit, Mississippi
Died December 9, 1998(1998-12-09) (aged 81)
San Diego, California
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 219
Wins 185
Wins by KO 131
Losses 23
Draws 10
No contests 1

Archie Moore (born Archibald Lee Wright; December 13, 1916 – December 9, 1998) was an James Tillis. Ali left his camp to join Angelo Dundee after refusing to do the chores that Moore made his fighters do. It is often thought that Moore helped Foreman and Earnie Shavers develop their legendary punching power.

A native of Benoit, Mississippi, Moore was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. An important figure in the American black community, he became involved in African American causes once his days as a fighter were over. He also established himself as a successful character actor in television and film. Moore died in his adopted home of San Diego, California.

Contents

  • Early life 1
    • Professional boxing career 1.1
  • First retirement and comeback 2
  • The Atlantic Coast 3
  • World Light Heavyweight Champion 4
  • Final retirement 5
  • Acting career 6
  • Personal life 7
  • Death 8
  • Accolades 9
  • Professional boxing record 10
  • See also 11
  • References 12
  • Further reading 13
  • External links 14

Early life

Born Archibald Lee Wright, the son of Thomas Wright, a farm laborer and drifter, and Lorena Wright. He always insisted that he was born in 1916 in Collinsville, Illinois, but his mother told reporters that he was actually born in 1913 in Benoit, Mississippi. His father abandoned the family when Archie was an infant. Unable to provide for him and his older sister, his mother gave them into the care of an uncle and aunt, Cleveland and Willie Pearl Moore, who lived in St. Louis, Missouri. Archie later explained why he was given their surname: "It was less questions to be called Moore." He attended all-black schools in St. Louis, including Lincoln High School, although he never graduated. His uncle and aunt provided him with a stable upbringing, but after his uncle died in a freak accident around 1928, Moore began running with a street gang. One of his first thefts was a pair of oil lamps from his home, which he sold so that he would have money to buy boxing gloves. He later recalled of his stealing: "It was inevitable that I would be caught. I think I knew this even before I started, but somehow the urge to have a few cents in my pocket made me overlook this eventuality". After he was arrested for attempting to steal change from a motorman's box on a streetcar, he was sentenced to a three-year term at a reform school in Booneville, Missouri. He was released early from the school for good behavior after serving twenty-two months.

Around 1933 Moore joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, working for the forestry division at a camp in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Having determined to become a boxer, he decided to make his work at the camp a form of training. He later recalled that the other boys constantly kidded him about one daily exercise—standing upright in the bed of a truck as it drove along primitive forest roads, waiting until the last possible moment before ducking or weaving away from tree branches. The captain of the camp permitted him to organize a boxing team, which competed in Golden Gloves tournaments in southern Missouri and Illinois. Many of his fights occurred in a racially charged atmosphere; he later described one of them, against a white boxer named Bill Richardson in Poplar Bluff:

I knocked him down with a volley of head punches about one minute into round one. His brother . . . was the referee. He was furious at me and told me to keep my punches up. Since I had been hitting Bill in the head I would have missed him altogether if I threw my punches any higher. But the referee said I had fouled him. . . . I got steamed at this and offered to fight [the referee], too. I resolved not to hit Bill any place but his head. . . . In the second round I dropped him with a left hook that spun his head like a top. . . . I heard a man at ringside say, "For two cents I'd shoot that nigger."

After the bout, the boxing team was followed back to camp by a line of cars loaded with angry "townies." They dispersed only when the camp captain threatened them with a submachine gun.

Professional boxing career

He turned professional in 1935 and boxed all but one of his 12 bouts that year in San Diego. Moore had eight bouts in 1939, going 5–2 during that span, with one "no contest." He lost to former Middleweight Champion and future Hall of Famer Teddy Yarosz during that time, and his no-contest was against Jack Coggins, in eight rounds. In 1940, Moore made a tour of Australia and fought in Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide and Sydney. He won all of his seven bouts there, including six by knockout. Upon returning to the United States, he defeated Pancho Ramirez by a knockout in five, but lost to Shorty Hogue on a six-round decision.

First retirement and comeback

Moore had four fights in 1941, during which he went 2–1–1, with the draw against Eddie Booker. By then, however, he had suffered through several stomach ulcers, with the resulting operations, and he announced his retirement from boxing.

His retirement was brief, however, and by 1942 he was back in the ring. He won his first six bouts that year, including a second round knockout of Hogue in a rematch, and a ten round decision over Jack Chase. He met Booker in a rematch, and reached the same conclusion as their first meeting had: another 10 round draw.

In 1943, Moore fought seven bouts, winning five and losing two. He won and then lost the California State Middleweight title against Chase, both by 15 round decisions, and beat Chase again in his last bout of that year, in a ten round decision. He also lost a decision to Aaron Wade that year.

The Atlantic Coast

In 1944, he had nine bouts, going 7–2. His last bout that year marked his debut on the Atlantic Coast, and the level of his opposition began to improve. He beat Jimmy Hayden by a knockout in five, lost to future Hall of Famer Charlie Burley by a decision, and to Booker by a knockout in eight.

He won his first eight bouts of 1945, impressing Atlantic coast boxing experts and earning a fight with future IBHOF enshrinee Jimmy Bivins, who defeated Moore by a knockout in six at Cleveland. He returned to the Eastern Seaboard to fight five more times before that year was over. He met, among others, future IBHOF enshrinee Holman Williams during that span, losing a ten round decision, and knocking him out in eleven in the rematch.

By 1946, Moore had moved to the light heavyweight division and he went 5–2–1 that year, beating contender Curtis Sheppard, but losing to future World Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Ezzard Charles by a decision in ten, and drawing with old nemesis Chase. By then, Moore began complaining publicly that, according to him, none of boxing's world champions would risk their titles fighting him.

1947 was essentially a year of rematches for Moore. He went 7–1 that year, his one loss being to Charles. He beat Chase by a knockout in nine, Sheppard by a decision in ten and Bivins by a knockout in nine. He also defeated Burt Lytell, by a decision in ten.

He fought a solid 14 fights in 1948, losing again to Charles by a knockout in nine, losing to Leonard Morrow by a knockout in the first, to Henry Hall by a decision in ten and to Lloyd Gibson by a disqualification in four. But he also beat Ted Lowry, by a decision in ten, and Hall in a rematch, also by decision.

1949 was also a good year for Moore: He had 13 bouts that year, going 12–1. He defeated the Alabama Kid twice; by knockout in four and by knockout in three, Bob Satterfield by a knockout in three, Bivins by a knockout in eight, future World Light Heavyweight Champion and IBHOF inductee Harold Johnson by a decision, Bob Sikes by a knockout in three and Phil Muscato by a decision. He lost to Clinton Bacon by a disqualification in six.

By Moore's standards, 1950 was a vacation year for him: he only had two fights, winning both, including a 10 round decision in a rematch with Lydell.

In 1951, Moore boxed 18 times, winning 16, losing one, and drawing one. He went on an Argentinian tour, fighting seven times there, winning six and drawing one. In between those seven fights, he found time for a trip to Montevideo, Uruguay, where he defeated Vicente Quiroz by a knockout in six. He knocked out Bivins in nine and split two decisions with Johnson.

World Light Heavyweight Champion

1952 was one of the most important years in Moore's life. After beating Johnson, heavyweight contenders Jimmy Slade, Bob Dunlap, and Clarence Henry and light heavyweight Clinton Bacon (knocked out in four in a rematch), Moore was finally given an opportunity at age thirty-six to fight for the title of World Light Heavyweight Champion against future IBHOF honoree Joey Maxim.

Maxim had just defeated the great Sugar Ray Robinson by a technical knockout in 14 rounds, forcing Robinson to quit in his corner due to heat exhaustion. Against Maxim, Moore consistently landed powerful right hands, hurting him several times en route to a fifteen-round decision. After sixteen long years, he had finally achieved his dream.

He was far from done, however. The next year, Moore won all nine of his bouts, including a 10 round non title win against then fringe heavyweight contender Nino Valdez of Cuba and a 15 round decision over Maxim in a rematch to retain the belt. He made two more bouts in Argentina before the end of the year.

In 1954, he had only four fights, retaining the title in a third fight with Maxim, who once again went the 15 round distance, and versus Johnson, who he knocked out in 14. He also beat highly ranked heavyweight Bob Baker.

In 1955, Moore again beat Valdez, who by that time was the no. 1 heavyweight contender, and defended against Bobo Olson, the World Middleweight Champion and future Hall of Famer who was coming off a decision victory over Joey Maxim, by a knockout in three.

On September 21, 1955, Moore went up in weight to face future Hall of Famer Rocky Marciano for Marciano's Heavyweight Championship. Moore briefly dropped Marciano in the second round (the second and last time Marciano had ever been knocked down), but Marciano recovered and knocked Moore down five times, knocking him out in the ninth to retain the belt. It was Marciano's sixth and last title defense before retiring in 1956.

In 1956, Moore fought mostly as a heavyweight but did retain his Light Heavyweight title with a ten round knockout over Yolande Pompey in London. He won 11 bouts in a row before challenging again for the World Heavyweight Championship. The title was left vacant by Marciano, but Moore lost to Floyd Patterson by a knockout in five (Patterson, yet another future Hall of Famer, himself made history that night, becoming, at the age of 21, the youngest World Heavyweight Champion yet, a record he would hold until 1986).

Moore won all six of his bouts during 1957. Among those wins was an easy 10-round decision over heavyweight contender Hans Kalbfell in Germany, a knockout in 7 rounds over highly ranked Tony Anthony to retain the light heavyweight title, a one-sided 10-round decision over light heavyweight contender Eddie Cotton in a non-title bout and a 4th round knockout of future top ten heavyweight contender Roger Rischer.

In 1958, Moore had 10 fights, going 9–0–1 during that span. His fight with Yvon Durelle in particular was of note: defending his world light heavyweight title in Montreal, he was felled three times in round one, and once again in round five, but then dropped Durelle in round 10 and won by a knockout in the 11th.

1959, his last full year as uncontested champion, was another rare low-profile year; in his two fights, he beat Sterling Davis by a knockout in three, and then Durelle again, also by a knockout in three, to once again retain his World Light Heavyweight title.

During 1960, Moore was stripped of his World Light Heavyweight title by the National Boxing Association (NBA), but continued to be recognized by most major boxing authorities including the New York State Athletic Commission and The Ring Magazine. Moore won three of his four bouts in 1960, one by decision against Buddy Turman in Dallas, Texas, his lone loss coming in a ten-round decision versus Giulio Rinaldi in Rome.

In 1961, he defeated Turman again by decision in Manila, Philippines before defending his Lineal World Light Heavyweight Championship for what would be the last time, beating Rinaldi by a 15 round decision to retain the belt. In his last fight that year, he once again ventured into the heavyweights, and met Pete Rademacher, a man who had made history earlier in his career by becoming the first man ever to challenge for a world title in his first professional bout (when he lost to Patterson by a knockout in six). Moore beat Rademacher by a knockout in nine.

In 1962, the remaining boxing commissions that had continued to back Moore as the World Light Heavyweight Champion withdrew their recognition. He campaigned exclusively as a heavyweight from then on, and beat Alejandro Lavorante by a knockout in 10 and Howard King by a knockout in one round in Tijuana. He then drew against future World Light Heavyweight Champion Willie Pastrano in a 10-round heavyweight contest. Interestingly enough, on the posters advertising that fight, Moore was billed as the "World Light Heavyweight Champion." The bout took place in California, which had not yet withdrawn recognition from Moore at the time the Moore-Pastrano fight was signed. By the time the bout took place, the California commission, like New York, Massachusetts, the EBU and Ring Magazine, had recognized Harold Johnson, who had beaten Doug Jones 16 days earlier, as the new Light Heavyweight Champion. Johnson had reigned as the NBA (WBA) Champion since February 7, 1961.

Then, in his last fight of note, Moore faced a young heavyweight out of Louisville named Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali). Moore had been Clay's trainer for a time, but Clay became dissatisfied and left Moore because of Moore's attempts to change his style and his insistence that Clay do dishes and help clean gym floors.

In the days before the fight, Clay had rhymed that "Archie Moore...Must fall in four." Moore replied that he had perfected a new punch for the match: The Lip-Buttoner.

Nonetheless, as Clay predicted Moore was beaten by a knockout in four rounds. Moore is the only man to have faced both Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali.

After one more fight in 1963, a third round knockout win over Mike DiBiase in Phoenix, Moore announced his retirement from boxing, for good.

Final retirement

Despite retiring, Moore couldn't escape the limelight, and received numerous awards and dedications. In 1965, he was given the key to the city of San Diego, California. In 1970, he was named "Man of The Year" by Listen Magazine, and received the key to the city of Sandpoint, Ohio.

He was elected in 1985 to the St. Louis city Boxing Hall of Fame and he received the Rocky Marciano Memorial Award in the city of New York in 1988. In 1990, he became a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in Canastota, being one of the original members of that institution.

At one point, the oldest boxer to win the World's Light Heavyweight Championship, he is believed to have been the only boxer who boxed professionally in the eras of Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali. He is one of only a handful of boxers whose careers spanned four decades; his final record was an extraordinary 185 wins, 23 losses, 11 draws and 1 no contest, with 131 official knockouts.

However, at least three of Moore's record 131 knockouts came in less-than-competitive matches against pro wrestlers: "Professor" Roy Shire in 1956, Sterling Davis in 1959 and Mike DiBiase in 1963 (Moore's 131st and final knockout).[2] All three matches are officially listed as third-round TKO stoppages. But even if one amends Moore's career numbers, he would still hold the record. The second-highest amount of knockouts in boxing history is 125, a total shared by light heavyweight Young Stribling and welterweight Billy Bird.[3]

During the 1960s he founded an organization called Any Boy Can, which taught boxing to underprivileged youth in the San Diego area. In 1974 he helped train heavyweight boxer

Achievements
Preceded by
Joey Maxim
World Light Heavyweight Champion
17 December 1952 – 12 May 1962
Abandons title
Succeeded by
Harold Johnson
Awards
Preceded by
Carmen Basilio
Edward J. Neil Trophy
(BWAA Fighter of the Year)

1958
Succeeded by
Ingemar Johansson
Records
Preceded by
Bob Fitzsimmons
Oldest world champion
December 17, 1952 – April 18, 2013
Succeeded by
Bernard Hopkins
  • Professional boxing record for Archie Moore from BoxRec

External links

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Further reading

  1. ^ a b "BoxRec Boxing Records – World, male, P4P". Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Archie Moore". Boxrec.com. 1960-10-25. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  3. ^ "The Knockout- Boxing\'s Homerun | Jose Corpas". Fightbeat.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  4. ^ Thomas W. Collins, Jr. (February 2000). "Archie Moore". American National Biography Online. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  5. ^ New York Times, December 11, 1998
  6. ^ "Women's Boxing -History's First on events in female boxing". Womenboxing.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  7. ^ "San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum » Archie Moore". Sdhoc.com. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  8. ^ St. Louis Walk of Fame. "St. Louis Walk of Fame Inductees". stlouiswalkoffame.org. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "IBRO Ratings". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  10. ^ "AP Fighter of the Century list". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  11. ^ http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=8995&cat=boxer

References

See also

185 Wins (131 knockouts, 54 decisions), 23 Losses (7 knockouts, 16 decisions), 10 Draws, 1 No Decision[11]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 184-23-9 Mike DiBiase TKO 3 15/03/1963 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Mike DiBiase was a wrestler who challenged Moore to a fight because of a refereeing decision he made in one of his matches. Fight was stopped due to a cut.
Loss 183-23-9 Muhammad Ali KO 4 15/11/1962 Los Angeles, California, United States Moore was knocked down three times in the fourth.
Draw 183-22-9 Willie Pastrano Draw 10 28/05/1962 Los Angeles, California, United States Majority draw. 5–4 Moore, 5–5, 5–5.
Win 183–22–8 Howard "Honeyboy" King KO 1 07/05/1962 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico 1:15 in first round.
Win 182–22-8 Alejandro Lavorante TKO 10 30/03/1962 Los Angeles, California, United States Lavorante carried out on a stretcher.
Win 181–22-8 Pete Rademacher TKO 6 23/10/1961 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Rademacher knocked down eight times.
Win 180–22-8 Giulio Rinaldi UD 15 10/06/1961 New York, New York, United States NYSAC World Light Heavyweight Title. 11–3, 11–4, 9–5.
Win 179–22–8 Buddy Turman UD 10 25/03/1961 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 50–39, 50–42, 53–50.
Win 178–22-8 Buddy Turman UD 10 28/11/1960 Dallas, Texas, United States 99–94, 96–94, 100–96.
Loss 177–22-8 Giulio Rinaldi PTS 10 29/10/1960 Rome, Lazio, Italy Moore down in the 10th.
Win 177–21–8 George Abinet RTD 3 13/09/1960 Dallas, Texas, United States Abinet failed to emerge from his corner in the fourth round due to a broken nose.
Win 176–21–8 Willi Besmanoff TKO 10 25/05/1960 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States American Heavyweight Title. 1:32 in tenth round.
Win 175–21–8 Yvon "The Fighting Fisherman" Durelle KO 3 12/08/1959 Montreal, Quebec, Canada NYSAC/NBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Durelle down thrice in the third round.
Win 174-21-8 Sterling "Dizzy" Davis TKO 3 09/03/1959 Odessa, Texas, United States Davis was a wrestler. Referee stopped the fight due to severe cuts over both eyes.
Win 173–21–8 Yvon "The Fighting Fisherman" Durelle KO 11 10/12/1958 Montreal, Quebec, Canada World Light Heavyweight Title. Moore down thrice in the first round. Durelle down four times in the rest of the fight and out in 0:49 of the 11th.
Draw 172-21–8 Howard "Honeyboy" King Draw 10 04/08/1958 Reno, Nevada, United States Draw.
Win 172-21–7 Howard "Honeyboy" King PTS 10 09/06/1958 Sacramento, California, United States Win on points.
Win 171–21-7 Charley Norkus UD 10 26/05/1958 San Francisco, California, United States 100–89, 100–85, 100–86.
Win 170–21–7 Howard "Honeyboy" King PTS 10 17/05/1958 San Diego, California, United States Win on points.
Win 169–21–7 Willi Besmanoff SD 10 02/05/1958 Louisville, Kentucky, United States Besmanoff down in the third.
Win 168-21-7 Bob Albright TKO 7 10/03/1958 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada TKO in seventh.
Win 167–21–7 Bert Whitehurst TKO 10 04/03/1958 San Bernardino, California, United States Whitehurst down twice in tenth.
Win 166–21-7 Julio Neves KO 3 01/02/1958 Río de Janeiro, Río de Janeiro, Brazil 1:40 in third round.
Win 165–21–7 Luis Ignacio PTS 10 18/01/1958 San Paulo, Brazil Victory on points.
Win 164–21–7 Roger Rischer KO 4 29/11/1957 Portland, Oregon, United States 1:12 in fourth round.
Win 163–21–7 Eddie Cotton PTS 10 05/11/1958 Seattle, Washington, United States Cotton down three times.
Win 162–21–7 Ralph "KO" "Bob Mitchell" Hooker TKO 5 31/10/1957 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Referee stopped the fight after second knockdown in the fifth.
Win 161–21–7 Tony Anthony KO 7 20/09/1957 Los Angeles, California, United States World Light Heavyweight Title. Anthony down in 6th and 7th.
Win 160–21-7 Alain Cherville TKO 6 02/06/1957 Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Cherville down in 1st, 2nd & 6th.
Win 159–21-7 Alain Cherville UD 10 01/05/1957 Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Kalbfell down in 4th and 9th rounds.
Loss 158-21–7 Floyd Patterson KO 5 30/11/1956 Chicago, Illinois, United States World Heavyweight Title. Moore down & out in 2:27 of fifth round.
Win 158–20-7 Roy Shire TKO 3 08/09/1956 Ogden, Utah, United States "Professor" Roy Shire was a wrestler. Bout stopped due to a cut at 1:55 in third round.
Win 157–20–7 James J Parker TKO 9 25/07/1956 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Referee stopped the bout due to a severe cut at 2:02 in ninth round.
Win 156–20–7 Yolande Pompey TKO 10 05/06/1956 Harringay, London, United Kingdom Referee stopped the fight after three knockdowns and a severe cut in the tenth round.
Win 155–20–7 Gene Thompson TKO 3 30/04/1956 Tucson, Arizona, United States TKO in third round.
Win 154–20–7 Sonny Andrews KO 4 26/04/1956 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada KO in fourth.
Win 153–20–7 George Parmentier TKO 3 16/04/1956 Seattle, Washington, United States Parmentier down thrice in the third round.
Win 152–20–7 Willie Bean TKO 5 10/04/1956 Richmond, California, United States Bean down 6 times in the fight.
Win 151–20–7 Howard "Honeyboy" King PTS 10 27/03/1956 Sacramento, California, United States Win on points.
Win 150–20–7 Frankie Daniels UD 10 17/03/1956 Hollywood, California, United States 58–52, 58–52, 58–52.
Win 149–20–7 Bob Dunlap KO 1 27/02/1956 San Diego, California, United States Knockout in first round.
Win 148–20–7 Howard "Honeyboy" King PTS 10 20/02/1956 San Francisco, California, United States Win on points.
Loss 147–20-7 Rocky Marciano KO 9 21/09/1955 Bronx, New York, United States World Heavyweight Title. Marciano down in 2nd. Moore down five times and out in 9th
Win 147–19-7 Bobo Olson KO 3 22/06/1955 New York, New York, United States World Light Heavyweight Title. 1:00 in third round.
Win 146–19–7 Nino Valdes PTS 15 02/05/1955 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Nevada World Heavyweight Title. Referee scored the bout 8–5–2.
Win 145–19-7 Harold Johnson TKO 14 11/08/1954 New York, New York, United States Moore was down in the 10th. Johnson was down in the 14th and the referee stopped the bout due to a swarm of punches from Moore without defense from Johnson.
Win 144–19-7 Bert Whitehurst TKO 6 07/06/1954 New York, New York, United States Stopped at 1:09 of the sixth round.
Win 143–19–7 Bob Baker TKO 9 09/03/1954 Miami Beach, Florida, United States Stopped at 2:08 in ninth round.
Win 142–19–7 Joey Maxim UD 15 27/01/1954 Miami, Florida, United States World Light Heavyweight Title. Maxim down in the 8th & 11th. 145–137, 148–135, 148–134.
Win 141-19-7 Dogomar Martinez PTS 10 12/09/1953 Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Win on points.
Win 140-19-7 Rinaldo Ansaloni TKO 4 22/08/1953 Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Stopped in fourth round.
Win 139–19–7 Joey Maxim UD 15 24/06/1953 Ogden, Utah, United States World Light Heavyweight Title. 7–6, 8–7, 8–5.
Win 138–19–7 Frank Buford TKO 9 30/03/1953 San Diego, California, United States Buford down in first.
Win 137-19-7 Al Spaulding KO 3 17/03/1953 Spokane, Washington, United States Spaulding knocked down four times.
Win 136–19–7 Nino Valdes UD 10 11/03/1953 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Unanimous decision.
Win 135-19-7 Sonny Andrews TKO 5 03/03/1953 Sacramento, California, United States Fight stopped in fifth round.
Win 134–19-7 Leonard Dugan TKO 8 16/02/1953 San Francisco, California, United States Stopped at 1:12 in the eighth round.
Win 133–19–7 Toxie Hall KO 4 27/01/1953 Toledo, Ohio, United States Hall down twice in fourth round. Hall's nose was broken on the first punch of the fight.
Win 132–19–7 Joey Maxim UD 15 17/12/1952 St. Louis, Missouri, United States World Light Heavyweight Title. 76–74, 82–58, 87–63.
Win 131–19–7 Clinton Bacon TKO 4 25/07/1952 Denver, Colorado, United States Fight stopped in fourth round.
Win 130–19–7 Clarence Henry UD 10 26/06/1952 Baltimore, Maryland, United States 7–2–1, 9–1, 8–1–1.
Win 129–19–7 Bob Dunlap KO 6 19/05/1952 San Francisco, California, United States Dunlap knocked out in sixth round.
Win 128–19–7 Jimmy Slade UD 10 27/02/1952 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Unanimous decision for Moore.
Win 127–19-7 Harold Johnson UD 10 29/01/1952 Toledo, Ohio, United States 53–46, 53–46, 56–44.
Loss 126–19-7 Harold Johnson UD 10 10/12/1951 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States 4–5, 4–5, 4–6.
Win 126–18–7 Chubby Wright TKO 7 29/10/1951 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Fight stopped in seventh round.
Win 125-18-7 Harold Johnson UD 10 24/09/1951 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 5–4–1, 6–3–1, 6–3–1.
Win 124-18-7 Embrel Davidson KO 1 05/09/1951 Detroit, Michigan, United States Davidson knocked out at 2:51 of first round.
Win 123–18–7 Alfredo Lagay KO 3 17/08/1951 Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina Lagay knocked out in third round.
Win 122–18–7 Rafael Miranda TKO 4 05/08/1951 Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina Fight stopped in fourth round.
Win 121–18–7 Americo Capitanelli KO 3 28/07/1951 San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina Capitanelli knocked out in third round.
Win 120–18–7 Victor Carabajal KO 3 26/07/1951 Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina Carabajal knocked out in third round.
Win 119–18–7 Vicente Quiroz TKO 6 14/07/1951 Cine Boston, Montevideo, Uruguay Referee stopped the fight between the 5th and 6th rounds.
Win 118–18–7 Alberto Santiago Lovell KO 1 07/07/1951 Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Lovell knocked out at 0:46 in first round.
Draw 117–18–7 Karel Sys Draw 12 23/06/1951 Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Sys substituted for Lovell.
Win 117–18–6 Abel Cestac RTD 9 09/06/1951 Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina Referee stopped the fight on doctor's orders.
Win 116–18–6 Art Henri TKO 4 14/05/1951 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Henri knocked down in third & fourth and referee stopped the fight when Henri failed to defend himself.
Win 115–18–6 Herman "Big Train" Harris KO 4 26/04/1951 Flint, Michigan, United States Harris knocked out in fourth round.
Win 114–18–6 Abel Cestac UD 10 13/03/1951 Toledo, Ohio, United States 6–3, 7–3, 8–2.
Win 113–18–6 Jimmy Bivins TKO 9 21/02/1951 New York, New York, United States Bivins was knocked down in ninth and referee stopped the fight when corner informed the referee, between rounds, that he could no longer see with his left eye.
Win 112–18–6 John Thomas KO 1 28/01/1951 Panama City, Panama Thomas knocked out at 0:59 in first round and went to the hospital afterwards with apparent broken ribs.
Win 111–18–6 "Oakland" Billy Smith TKO 8 02/01/1951 Portland, Oregon, United States Moore was knocked down in the sixth. Smith was knocked down twice in the eighth round. Smith left the ring after the five count on the second knockdown and returned to the dressing room. The referee stopped the fight.
Win 110–18–6 Vernon Williams KO 2 31/07/1950 Chicago, Illinois, United States Williams knocked out at 1:09 in the second round.
Win 109–18–6 Bert "The Chocolate Kid" Lytell UD 10 31/01/1950 Toledo, Ohio, United States Unanimous decision for Moore.
Win 108–18–6 Leonard Morrow KO 10 13/12/1949 Toledo, Ohio, United States Morrow knocked unconscious at 0:30 in the tenth round. Morrow taken to the hospital.
Win 107–18–6 Charley "Doc" Williams KO 8 06/12/1949 Hartford, Connecticut, United States Williams knocked out at 2:48 in the eighth round.
Win 106–18-6 Phil Muscato KO 6 24/10/1949 Toledo, Ohio, United States Muscato knocked out in sixth round.
Win 105–18–6 Bob Amos PTS 10 04/10/1949 Toledo, Ohio, United States Moore wins on points.
Win 104–18-6 Esco Greenwood TKO 2 29/07/1949 North Adams, Massachusetts, United States Referee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win 103–18–6 Bob Sikes TKO 3 27/06/1949 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Referee stopped the fight in the third round.
Loss 102–18–6 Clinton Bacon DQ 6 13/06/1949 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Moore disqualified in the sixth round.
Win 102–17-6 Harold Johnson UD 10 26/04/1949 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Johnson was knocked down twice in the seventh round. 7–3, 7–3, 8–2.
Win 101–17–6 Jimmy Bivins KO 8 11/04/1949 Toledo, Ohio, United States Bivins was knocked out at 2:05 in the eighth round.
Win 100–17-6 Dusty Wilkerson TKO 6 23/03/1949 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:31 in the sixth round.
Win 99–17–6 Alabama Kid KO 3 04/03/1949 Columbus, Ohio, United States Kid knocked out in the third round.
Win 98-17-6 Bob Satterfield KO 3 31/01/1949 Toledo, Ohio, United States Satterfield was knocked down thrice in the second round and out with 0:25 in the third round.
Win 97–17-6 Alabama Kid KO 4 10/01/1949 Toledo, Ohio, United States Kid knocked out in the fourth round.
Win 96–17–6 Charley "Doc" Williams KO 7 27/12/1948 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Williams knocked out in the seventh round.
Win 95–17–6 Bob Amos UD 10 06/12/1948 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Unanimous decision for Moore.
Win 94–17–6 Henry Hall UD 10 15/11/1948 Baltimore, Maryland, United States 8–1–1, 8–2, 7–3.
Loss 93–17–6 Lloyd Gibson DQ 4 01/11/1951 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Harris knocked out in fourth round, but the referee ruled that it was due to a foul committed by Moore.
Loss 93–16–6 Henry Hall PTS 10 15/10/1948 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Moore was penalized two rounds, one for butting and one for a low blow.
Win 93–15–6 "Oakland" Billy Smith KO 4 20/09/1948 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Smith knocked out in fourth round.
Win 92–15–6 Ted "Tiger" Lowry UD 10 02/08/1948 Baltimore, Maryland, United States 8–2, 8–2, 7–2–1.
Win 91–15–6 Jimmy Bivins MD 10 28/06/1948 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Moore was knocked down in the fifth round. 7–3, 5–3–2, 5–5.
Loss 90–15–6 Leonard Morrow KO 1 02/06/1951 Oakland, California, United States Moore was knocked down three times and out in the first round at 2:51.
Win 90–14–6 "Oakland" Billy Smith UD 10 05/05/1948 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States 47–41, 47–44, 48–43.
Win 89–14–6 Charley "Doc" Williams KO 7 19/04/1948 Newark, New Jersey, United States Williams knocked out in seventh round.
Win 88–14-6 Dusty Wilkerson TKO 7 12/04/1948 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Wilkerson was knocked down in the first round. Referee stopped the fight in round seven.
Loss 87–14–6 Ezzard "The Cincinnati Cobra" Charles KO 8 13/01/1948 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Moore knocked out at 2:40 in the eighth round.
Win 87–13–6 George Fitch TKO 6 10/11/1947 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Referee stopped the fight in the sixth round.
Win 86–13–6 Jimmy Bivins TKO 9 08/09/1947 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Moore was knocked to his knees in the sixth claiming a thumb to the eye. Bivins was knocked down in round three and again in round eight. Bivins failed to emerge from his corner from round nine.
Win 85–13–6 Bobby Zander PTS 12 30/07/1947 Oakland, California, United States California Light Heavyweight Title. Moore was knocked down in the sixth round and was hit while on the mat and given a rest period. Zander was denied his purse after the fight.
Win 84–13–6 Bert "The Chocolate Kid" Lytell UD 10 14/07/1947 Baltimore, Maryland, United States 5–4–1, 6–2–2, 6–2–2.
Win 83–13-6 Curtis Sheppard UD 10 16/06/1947 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Sheppard was knocked down in the eighth. Unanimous decision for Moore.
Loss 82–13–6 Ezzard "The Cincinnati Cobra" Charles MD 10 05/05/1947 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Moore knocked down in the seventh. Charles wins on points.
Win 82–12-6 Rusty Payne PTS 10 11/04/1947 San Diego, California, United States Moore wins on points.
Win 81–12–6 Jack Chase KO 9 18/03/1947 Los Angeles, California, United States Chase knocked out at 2:15 in the ninth round.
Draw 80–12–6 Jack Chase Draw 10 06/11/1946 Oakland, California, United States Draw.
Draw 80–12–5 "Oakland" Billy Smith Draw 12 23/10/1946 Oakland, California, United States California Light Heavyweight Title. Draw.
Win 80–12–4 Jimmy O'Brien TKO 2 09/09/1946 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Referee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win 79–12–4 Buddy Walker KO 4 19/08/1946 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Walker knocked in the fourth round.
Loss 78–12–4 Ezzard "The Cincinnati Cobra" Charles UD 10 20/05/1946 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Moore knocked down in the eighth round. Charles wins a unanimous decision.
Win 78–11-4 Vern Escoe TKO 7 02/05/1946 Orange, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the fight in the seventh round.
Win 77–11–4 George Parks KO 1 05/02/1946 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Parks knocked out in the first round.
Win 76–11-4 Curtis Sheppard UD 12 28/01/1946 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Moore knocked down in the second and eighth round. 9–2–1, 8–2–2, 9–2–1.
Win 75–11–4 Holman Williams TKO 11 26/11/1945 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Williams knocked down in the ninth and twice in the eleventh and fight was stopped immediately after the last knockdown.
Win 74–11–4 O'Dell Riley KO 6 12/11/1945 Detroit, Michigan, United States Riley knocked out in the sixth round.
Loss 73–11–4 Holman Williams MD 10 22/10/1945 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Moore's scoring was hurt by his use of low blows. 6–4, 5–3–2, 5–5.
Win 73–10–4 Cocoa Kid KO 8 17/09/1945 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Kid was knocked down in the sixth and out with 1:40 in the eighth.
Loss 72-10–4 Jimmy Bivins KO 6 22/08/1945 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Moore was knocked down thrice in the second and was hit during the last knockdown giving him the round on a penalty. Moore was knocked down twice in the fifth and out in the sixth.
Win 72–9–4 Lloyd Marshall TKO 10 26/06/1945 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Marshall was knocked down thrice in the tenth.
Win 71–9–4 George Kochan TKO 6 18/06/1945 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Referee stopped the bout in the sixth round.
Win 70–9–4 Lloyd Marshall UD 10 21/05/1945 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Moore was knocked down thrice in the fight. 7–3, 7–3, 4–3–3.
Win 69–9–4 Teddy Randolph TKO 9 23/04/1945 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Referee stopped the fight in the ninth round.
Win 68–9–4 Nate Bolden UD 10 02/04/1945 Baltimore, Maryland, United States Unanimous decision for Moore.
Win 67–9–4 Napoleon Mitchell KO 6 12/02/1945 Boston, Massachusetts, United States Mitchell knocked out in the sixth.
Win 66–9–4 "Parson" Bob Jacobs TKO 9 29/01/1945 New York, New York, United States Moore down in the fifth, Jacobs twice in the ninth.
Win 65–9-4 Joey Jones TKO 2 11/01/1945 Boston, Massachusetts, United States Referee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win 64–9–4 Nate Bolden KO 9 18/12/1944 New York, New York, United States 9–1, 9–0–1, 9–0–1.
Win 63–9–4 Battling Monroe KO 6 01/09/1944 San Diego, California, United States Monroe knocked out in the sixth round.
Win 62–9–4 Jimmy Hayden KO 5 18/08/1944 San Diego, California, United States Hayden knocked out in the fifth round.
Win 61–9–4 Louis Mays KO 3 11/08/1944 San Diego, California, United States Mays knocked out in the third round.
Win 60–9–4 Kenny LaSalle PTS 10 19/05/1944 San Diego, California, United States Moore wins on points.
Loss 59–9–4 Charley Burley PTS 10 21/04/1944 Hollywood, California, United States Moore knocked down four times in the bout. Burley wins on points.
Win 59–8–4 Roman Starr TKO 2 24/03/1944 Hollywood, California, United States Starr knocked down thrice in the second before the referee stopped the fight.
Loss 58–8–4 Eddie "Black Dynamite" Booker TKO 8 21/01/1944 Hollywood, California, United States Moore knocked down five times in the fight and twice in the eighth before the referee stopped the fight.
Win 58–7–4 Amado Rodriguez KO 1 07/01/1944 San Diego, California, United States Rodriguez knocked out in the first round.
Win 57–7–4 Jack Chase MD 10 26/11/1943 Hollywood, California, United States 56–54, 57.5–52.5, 55–55.
Win 56–7-4 Kid Hermosillo TKO 5 04/11/1943 San Diego, California, United States Referee stopped the fight in the fifth round.
Loss 55–7–4 Aaron "Little Tiger" Wade PTS 10 16/08/1943 San Francisco, California, United States Wade wins on points.
Loss 55–6–4 Jack Chase UD 15 02/08/1943 San Francisco, California, United States California Middleweight Title. Moore was knocked down in the fifth. 91–74, 86–79, 87.5–77.5
Win 55–5–4 Eddie Cerda KO 3 28/07/1943 San Diego, California, United States Cerda knocked out in the third round.
Win 54–5–4 Big Boy Hogue TKO 5 22/07/1943 San Diego, California, United States Referee stopped the fight in the fifth round.
Win 53–5–4 Jack Chase UD 15 08/05/1943 San Diego, California, United States California Middleweight Title. Moore was knocked down in the fifth round. 91–74, 87.5–77.5, 86–79
Win 52–5–4 Jack Chase KO 9 18/03/1943 Los Angeles, California, United States Chase knocked out at 2:15 in the ninth round.
Draw 51-5–4 Eddie "Black Dynamite" Booker Draw 12 11/12/1942 San Diego, California, United States California Middleweight Title. Booker knocked down in rounds one and seven.
Win 51–5–3 Jack Chase PTS 10 27/11/1942 San Diego, California, United States Moore knocked Chase down for a brief count on the 2nd round and took 7/10 rounds
Win 50–5–3 Tabby Romero KO 2 06/11/1942 San Diego, California, United States Romero knocked out in the second round.
Win 49–5–3 Shorty Hogue TKO 2 30/10/1942 San Diego, California, United States Hogue was a last minute replacement, was knocked down twice in the first and collapsed in the second causing the referee to stop the fight.
Win 48–5–3 Jimmy Casino TKO 5 18/03/1942 Oakland, California, United States Referee stopped the fight due to a cut.
Win 47–5–3 Al "Guero Martinez" Globe TKO 2 27/02/1942 San Diego, California, United States Referee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win 46-5-3 Bobby Britt KO 3 28/01/1942 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Britt knocked out in the third round.
Draw 45–5–3 Eddie "Black Dynamite" Booker PTS 10 20/02/1941 San Diego, California, United States Booker was knocked down in the first round and returned the favor in the fourth round.
Loss 45–5–2 Shorty Hogue PTS 10 31/01/1941 San Diego, California, United States Hogue was knocked down in the fourth round but received the decision on points.
Win 45–4–2 Clay Rowan KO 1 17/01/1941 San Diego, California, United States Rowan was knocked out in the first round.
Win 44–4–2 Pancho Ramirez KO 5 18/10/1940 San Diego, California, United States Ramirez was knocked out in the fifth round.
Win 43–4–2 Ron Richards PTS 12 11/07/1940 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Moore wins on points.
Win 42–4–2 Fred Henneberry TKO 7 27/06/1940 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Referee stops the fight and awards the bout to Moore due to a failure by Henneberry to recover from a low blow and a rule that if a fight was stopped on a foul, the boxer who could not recover would lose.
Win 41–4-2 Frank Lindsay (alias tommy Jordan) http://boxrec.com/media/Fight:20381 KO 4 27/05/1940 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Lindsay knocked out in the fourth round.
Win 40–4–2 Joe Delaney KO 2 18/05/1940 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Delaney knocked out in the second round.
Win 39–4–2 Atilio Sabatino TKO 5 09/05/1940 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Referee stopped the bout between rounds.
Win 38–4–2 Ron Richards TKO 10 18/04/1940 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Moore was knocked down in the first round. Referee stopped the fight in the tenth round due to a severe cut.
Win 37–4–2 Jack McNamee TKO 4 30/03/1940 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Referee stopped the fight.
Loss 36–4-2 Shorty Hogue PTS 6 29/12/1939 San Diego, California, United States Moore lost on points after being deducted a round due to low blows.
Win 36–3–2 Honey Boy Jones PTS 10 07/12/1939 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Moore wins on points.
Win 0–10 Billy Day KO 1 27/11/1939 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Day knocked out in first round.
Draw 35–3–2 Freddie Dixon Draw 8 13/11/1939 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Fight called a technical draw in the eighth round after Dixon was struck with a low blow and could not continue. Phoenix Athletic Commission's rules stated that no fighter could win or lose a fight due to a foul.
Win 35–3–1 Bobby Seaman KO 7 22/09/1939 San Diego, California, United States Seaman knocked out in seventh round.
Win 34–3–1 Jack Coggins PTS 10 01/09/1939 San Diego, California, United States Moore wins on points.
No Contest 33-3-1 Jack Coggins NC 8 21/07/1939 San Diego, California, United States Fight was stopped by referee after warnings for lack of action in the fight. Coggins was knocked down twice in third round.
Loss 33–3–1 Teddy Yarosz PTS 10 20/04/1939 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Yarosz wins on points.
Win 33–2–1 Marty Simmons UD 10 16/03/1939 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Moore wins a unanimous decision. Simmons wins one round because of a low blow by Moore.
Win 32–2–1 Domenico Ceccarelli KO 1 02/03/1939 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Ceccarelli knocked out in first round.
Win 31–2–1 Jack Moran KO 1 20/01/1939 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Moran knocked out in first round.
Win 30–2–1 Bob Turner KO 2 07/12/1938 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Turner knocked out in second round.
Win 29-2-1 Ray Lyle KO 2 22/11/1938 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Lyle knocked out in Second round.
Win 28–2–1 Bobby Yannes TKO 2 19/10/1938 San Diego, California, United States Yannes was down six times before referee stopped the fight in the second round.
Win 27–2–1 Tom Henry TKO 4 27/09/1938 Los Angeles, California, United States Referee stopped the fight in the fourth round due to a severely cut and swollen eye.
Win 26–2–1 Frank Rowsey TKO 3 16/09/1938 San Diego, California, United States Referee stopped the fight in the third round.
Win 25-2-1 Johnny "Bandit" Romero KO 8 02/09/1938 San Diego, California, United States Romero was knocked down four times in the fight, three coming in the eighth round.
Win 24–2-1 Lorenzo Pedro PTS 10 05/08/1938 San Diego, California, United States Moore wins on points.
Win 23–2–1 Johnny Sikes KO 1 22/07/1938 San Diego, California, United States Sikes was knocked out in the first round.
Loss 22–2–1 Johnny "Bandit" Romero PTS 10 24/06/1938 San Diego, California, United States Moore was knocked down twice in the fourth round and lost a narrow decision.
Win 22–1–1 Ray Vargas KO 3 27/05/1938 San Diego, California, United States Vargas knocked out in the third round.
Win 21–1–1 Jimmy Brent KO 1 20/05/1938 San Diego, California, United States Brent knocked out in the first round.
Win 20–1–1 Karl Lautenschlager KO 2 07/01/1938 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Lautenschlager knocked out in the second round.
Win 19–1–1 Sammy Jackson KO 8 01/12/1937 Jackson, Missouri, United States Jackson knocked out in the eighth round.
Win 18–1–1 Sammy Christian PTS 5 16/11/1937 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Moore wins on points.
Win 17–1–1 Chuck Vickers KO 2 09/11/1937 Ft. Wayne, Indiana, United States Vickers knocked out in the second round.
Win 16–1–1 Charley Dawson TKO 5 17/09/1937 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Referee stopped the bout in the fifth round.
Win 15–1–1 Sammy Slaughter PTS 10 09/09/1937 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Moore wins on points.
Loss 14–1–1 Billy Adams PTS 8 01/09/1937 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Adams wins on points.
Win 14–0–1 Al Dublinsky KO 3 19/08/1937 unknown Dublinsky knocked out in the third round.
Win 13–0–1 Frank Hatfield KO 1 26/04/1937 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Hatfield knocked out in the first round.
Win 12–0–1 Karl Martin TKO 1 23/04/1937 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Martin knocked out in the first round.
Win 11–0–1 Charley Dawson PTS 8 09/04/1937 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Moore won by points.
Win 10–0–1 Ham Pounder KO 2 23/03/1937 Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States Pounder knocked out in the second round.
Win 9–0–1 Joe Huff KO 3 02/02/1937 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Huff knocked out in the third round.
Draw 8–0–1 Sammy Jackson Draw 8 29/01/1937 Quincy, Illinois, United States Moore and Jackson fought to a draw.
Win 7–0–1 Johnny Davis KO 4 18/01/1937 Quincy, Illinois, United States Davis knocked out in the fourth round.
Win 6–0–1 Dynamite Payne KO 1 05/01/1937 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Payne knocked out in the first round.
Win 5–0–1 Sammy Jackson PTS 5 09/10/1936 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Moore wins on points.
Win 4–0–1 Murray Allen KO 2 30/09/1936 Keokuk, Iowa, United States Allen knocked out in the second round.
Draw 3–0–1 Sammy Christian Draw 6 04/08/1936 Quincy, Illinois, United States Moore & Christian fought to a draw.
Win 3–0 Murray Allen PTS 6 14/07/1936 Quincy, Illinois, United States Moore wins by points.
Win 2–0 Kid Pocahuntas KO 3 31/01/1936 Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States Kid knocked out in the third round.
Win 1–0 Billy Simms KO 2 03/09/1935 Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United States Simms knocked out in the second round.

Professional boxing record


  • In 1965, Moore was also inducted by the San Diego Hall of Champions into the Breitbard Hall of Fame.[7]
  • In 1980 he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame
  • In 1990 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame
  • In 2002, Archie Moore was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[8]
  • In 2006, Moore was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
  • The Ring ranked Moore #4 on its "Best Punchers of all time" list in 2003 and #14 on its list of the "80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years."
  • Moore was ranked as the #1 light heavyweight of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization in 2005.[9]
  • Moore was voted as the #1 light heavyweight of the 20th century by the Associated Press in 1999.[10]
  • Moore is rated the number one pound for pound fighter of all time by Boxrec.[1]

Accolades

Archie Moore died of heart failure in 1998, four days before his 82nd birthday. He was cremated and is interred in a niche at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, in San Diego.

Death

In 1997, J'Marie Moore became the first daughter of a famous boxer to herself become a professional boxer.[6]

Archie Moore had three daughters, Reena and J'Marie and Elizabeth Moore-Stump and four sons, Archie Jr., Hardy, Anthony and D'Angelo.[5] The marriage of Archie Moore and Elizabeth Thorton produced Archie Jr. and Elizabeth. In 1956,he married Joan Hardy and had five children; Reena, J'Marie, Hardy, Anthony and D'Angelo. They were married until his death in 1998.

Personal life

Moore did not choose to pursue a full-time career as an actor, but he did appear in 1960s films such as The Fortune Cookie and The Carpetbaggers and on television in episodes of Family Affair, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, The Reporter, Batman (episode 35) and the soap opera One Life to Live. He made a brief return to film in 1975, playing a chef in Breakheart Pass with Charles Bronson and had a cameo role as himself in the 1982 Jamaa Fanaka film Penitentiary II, along with Leon Isaac Kennedy and Mr. T.

In 1960, Moore was chosen to play the role of the runaway slave Jim in Michael Curtiz's film adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opposite Eddie Hodges as Huck. Moore garnered positive reviews for his sympathetic portrayal of Jim, which some viewers still consider the best interpretation of this much-filmed role.

Acting career

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