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Oscar Bonavena
"Ringo"
Born: September 25, 1942 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: May 22, 1976 Las Vegas (Murdered)

Professional Record: 56-9-1 (42 kayos)


The hard-partying Bonavena was murdered at the infamous brothel, The Mustang Ranch. Bonavena earned the nickname "Ringo" for the Beatles haircut that he sported.
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1964
Jan 3   Louis Hicks             New York                KO 1
Feb 4   Everett Copeland        New York                KO 1
Mar 10  Wendell Newton          New York                KO 5
May 5   Leslie Borden           New York                KO 3
May 23  Byron Stoimenides       New York                KO 1
Aug 21  Tom McNeeley            New York                KO 5
Nov 13  Dick Wipperman          New York                W 10
Dec 18  Billy Stephan           New York                KO 6

1965
Feb 28  Zora Folley             New York                L 10
Apr 17  Rene Sosa               Mar del Plata, Arg.     KO 2
May 2   Carlos Vasquez          Bahia Blanca, Argentina KO 3
May 28  Rogelio Gregorutti      Tucuman, Argnetina      KO 2
Jun 26  Rodolfo Diaz            Buenos Aires            KO 4
Jul 23  Eduardo Cartelli        Cordoba, Argentina      KO 1
Aug 6   Alberto Gonzalez        Rivadavia, Argentina    KO 2
Sep 4   Gregorio Peralta        Buenos Aires            W 12
        (Wins Argetine Heavyweight Title)
Oct 9   Pablo Sagrispanti       Rosario, Argentina      KO 1
Oct 22  Hector Wilson           Concepcion, Argentina   KO 2
Nov 12  Billy Daniels           Buenos Aires            KO 1

1966
Jan 12  Bruno Segura            Mar del Plata, Arg.     KO 2
Mar 12  Jose Giorgetti          Mar del Plata, Arg.     LDQ 8
Apr 15  Jose Giorgetti          Buenos Aires            W 12
Jun 24  George Chuvalo          New York                W 10
Sep 21  Joe Frazier             New York                L 10
        (Frazier down twice in first round)
Oct 7   Alberto Benassi         Mar del Plata, Arg.     KO 5
Oct 22  Amos Johnson            Buenos Aires            W 10
Nov 18  Alberto Benassi         Rosario, Argentina      KO 5
Dec 1   Roberto Veliz           Mendoza, Argentina      KO 4

1967
Apr 8   Hubert Hilton           Buenos Aires            KO 10
Jun 23  Pablo Sagrispanti       Mar del Plata. Arg.     KO 2
Jul 22  Luis Pires              Buenos Aires            KO 6
Sep 15  Karl Mildenberger       Frankfurt, Germany      W 12
        (WBA Elimination Tournament)
Dec 2   Jimmy Ellis             Louisville              L 12
        (WBA Elimination Tournament)

1968
Feb 16  Felipe Manch            Cordoba, Argentina      KO 6
Mar 8   Alberto Benassi         La Rioja, Argentina     KO 3
Apr 20  Lee Carr                Buenos Aires            KO 3
Jun 1   Roberto Davila          Buenos Aires            W 10
Jul 7   Zora Folley             Buenos Aires            W 10
Sep 7   Leotis Martin           Buenos Aires            W 10
Nov 9   Jimmy Fletcher          Buenos Aires            KO 1
Dec 10  Joe Frazier             Philadelphia            L 15
        (For New York Version of World Heavyweight Title)

1969
Mar 6   Luis Pires              Mar del Plata, Arg.     KO 8
Jun 20  Wilhelm von Homburg     Berlin                  KO 3
Aug 8   Gregorio Peralta        Montevideo, Uruguay     D 10
Dec 13  Alberto Lovell          Buenos Aires            KO 9

1970
Jan 10  Miguel Angel Paez       Buenos Aires            LDQ 7
Mar 21  Alberto Lovell          Buenos Aires            KO 7
Apr 24  Jose Menno              Montevideo, Uruguay     KO 2
May 9   Manuel Ramos            Buenos Aires            KO 1
Jul 4   James J. Woody          Buenos Aires            KO 5
Oct 29  Luis Pires              Buenos Aires            KO 4
Dec 7   Muhammad Ali            New York                TKO by 15
        (Bonavena down three times in 15th, forced automatic stoppage)

1971
Oct 4   Al Lewis                Buenos Aires            WDQ 7

1972
Feb 11  Floyd Patterson         New York                L 10

1973
Jul 23  Leroy Caldwell          Las Vegas               KO 2
Aug 6   Cookie Wallace          Las Vegas               KO 6
Aug 15  Lou Bailey              Denver                  W 10
Nov 20  Terry Sorrels           Oklahoma City           KO 2

1974
Mar 19  Ron Lyle                Denver                  L 12
May 21  Larry Middleton         Largo, MD               W 12
Jul 13  Larry Renaud            Rome                    KO 3
Sep 21  Bob Mashburn            Rome                    KO 2
Oct 18  Oliver Wright           Rome                    KO 9
Nov 12  Mani Vaka               Honolulu                KO 5

1975
Nov 1   Raul Gorosito           Buenos Aires            W 10

1976
Feb 26  Billy Joiner            Reno                    W 10

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