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       Billy "Dynamite" Douglas

   BORN March 21 1940; Columbus, Ohio
  DIED October 7 1999
  WEIGHT 158 1/2-183 lbs

 

 

Douglas was a middleweight and light-heavyweight fighter who possessed pretty good skills; He started at the bottom and fought his way to the top; A hard-worker and fierce fighter, he met three world champions and five others who challenged for the title; "Dynamite" was the father of heavyweights James "Buster" Douglas and Billy Douglas

During his career, he compiled a record of 41-16-1 with 31 knockouts and defeated such men as Willie Warren, Wilbert McClure, Angel Oquendo, Pedro Soto, Karl Zurheide, Nate Collins and Al Quinney

1967
Mar 18 Arnold Bushman             Newark, NJ                         KO  2
May 27 Arnold Bushman             Columbus, Oh                       KO  2
Jun  6 Conrad Williams            Toledo, Oh                          L  6
Sep 25 Art James                  Detroit, Mi                        KO  3
Sep 30 Dawson Smith               Columbus, Oh                       KO  4
Oct  3 Larry Tatum                McKeesport, Pa                     LK  5
Dec  2 Larry Tatum                Columbus, Oh                        W  8

1968
Jan 27 Hilton Whitaker            Columbus, Oh                        W 10
May 18 Charley Lewis              Columbus, Oh                       KO  2
Aug 16 Leon Washington            New York, NY                        L  6

1969
Feb 15 Tommy Shaffer              Zanesville, Oh                      W 10
Apr 21 Kenny Partlow              Columbus, Oh                       KO  2
Jun 11 Luis Vinales               Columbus, Oh                       TK  1
Jul 21 Pedro Miranda              San Juan, Puerto Rico              LK  7
Dec 19 Sammy Floyd                Columbus, Oh                       KO  5

1970
Jan 31 Wilbert McClure            Detroit, Mi                        KO 10
Mar  4 Willie Warren              Columbus, Oh                        W 10
Apr 29 James Parks                Cleveland, Oh                       W  8
Jul 12 Don Fullmer                Columbus, Oh                        D 10
Sep 12 Tom Bethea                 Columbus, Oh                        W 10
Nov 18 Nojeen Adigun              Columbus, Oh                       KO  4
Dec 19 Dave Wyatt                 Columbus, Oh                       KO  5

1971
Apr 27 Bunny Sterling             London, England                     L 10
Sep 29 Michael Paul               Pointe--Pitre, Guadeloupe         KO  1
Dec  4 Jose Monon Gonzalez        San Juan, Puerto Rico               L 10

1972
Feb  7 Billy Lloyd                Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
Mar 21 Carlos Marks               Philadelphia, Pa                   TK 10
Apr 26 Sydney "Young" Hoho        Cape Town, WCape, SAfrica           W 10
May 15 Carlos Marks               Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Sep 12 Al Quinney                 Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  7
Nov 29 Marion Connor              Cleveland, Oh                      KO  8

1973
Jan 15 Nate Collins               Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  8
Mar 18 Ricky Ortiz                Columbus, Oh                       KO  2
May 21 Steven Smith               Tokyo, Japan                       KO  3
Jun 25 Bennie Briscoe             Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  8
          -NABF Middleweight Championship
Nov 15 Octavio Romero             Tampa, Fl                          KO 10
Dec 22 Elijah Makathini           Durban, Natal, SAfrica              L 10

1974
Aug 19 Willie Monroe              Philadelphia, Pa                    L 10
Nov 25 Danny Brewer               Columbus, Oh                       KO  2
          -Douglas was recognized as Super Middleweight Champion by Ohio state

1975
Feb 15 Karl Zurheide              Columbus, Oh                       KO  3
Dec 19 Dave Lee Royster           Columbus, Oh                       KO  6

1976
Feb  6 Pedro Soto                 New York, NY                        W 10
Mar  8 Tom Bethea                 New York, NY                        L 10
May  8 Lonnie Bennett             Missoula, Mt                       LT  8
          -NABF Light Heavyweight Championship
Jul 14 Angel Oquendo              Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  7
Aug 21 Victor Galindez            Buenos Aires, Argentina             L 10

1977
Jun 11 Don Rucker                 Columbus, Oh                       KO  2
Jul 16 Al Bell                    Columbus, Oh                       KO  1
Sep 17 Matthew Saad Muhammad      Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  6
          -NABF Light Heavyweight Championship
Nov  1 Marvin Johnson             Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  5

1978
Dec  6 Charles Smith              Cleveland, Oh                       W 10

1979
Feb  7 Pablo Paul Ramos           Richfield, Oh                       L 10
May  9 Sylvester Wilder           Columbus, Oh                       KO  2
Jul  2 Harold Riggins             Columbus, Oh                       KO  5
Sep 18 Bob Robinson               Columbus, Oh                       TK  2
Nov 27 Freddie Groves             Columbus, Oh                       TK  2

1980
Feb 18 Jerry Martin               Upper Darby, Pa                    LT 10
Aug 21 William Kince              Columbus, Oh                       TK  4


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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