Cecil "Seal" Harris

BORN    January 20 1906; Union Springs, Alabama
HEIGHT  6-3 1/2
WEIGHT  220-245 lbs
MANAGER Barney Abel


Harris was big, strong, and bouncy; He was not a clever boxer but packed a good punch and took one too

During his career, he defeated such men as Jack Leslie, Pete Wistort, Chuck Wiggins, Neil Clisby, Walter Cobb, "Long" Tom Hawkins and Frankie Simms

Sep  6 Ed "Bearcat" Wright        Cedar Rapids, Ia                 LK  3
Oct 19 Joe Gilmore                Chicago, Il                       L  4

Jun 30 Roy "Ace" Clark            Chicago, Il                       D  4
Aug 25 Jack Leslie                Indianapolis, In                  W  4
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Aug 30 George Bourland            Chicago, Il                      TK  4
Sep 16 Sandy Moir                 Chicago, Il                      TK  2
Sep 30 "Big" Bill Hartwell        Kansas City, Mo                  LK  3
Oct 31 Pete Wistort               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Nov 15 Isaac "Ike" McFowler                                        ND 10
Dec 30 "Big" Bill Tate            Chicago, Il                       D  4

Jan 27 Clayton "Big Boy" Peterson Minneapolis, Mn                   L 10
          -Some sources report 2/03/28
May  3 Chuck Wiggins              Davenport, Ia                    WF  5
May 21 Tom Williams               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Jun    Hans Breitenstraeter       Berlin, Ger                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep  1 Helmut Siewart             Prague, Czech                    TK  2
Sep 26 Joseph Krumel              Prague, Czech                    KO  2
Dec 20 Larry Gains                Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
          -Harris was better and claimed the Colored HeavyweightChampionship

May  7 Neil Clisby                Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
May 17 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Diego, Ca                     D 10
Jun 21 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Diego, Ca                    LK  7
          -Some sources report "LK 2"
Jul 12 Dynamite Jackson           San Diego, Ca                     L 10
Jul 19 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Francisco, Ca                LK  1
          -Some sources report 7/18/29
Sep 13 Ed "Bearcat" Wright                                         ND 10

May 19 Primo Carnera              Des Moines, Ia                   EX  2
May 28 Walter Cobb                Milwaukee, Wi                    WF  3
Aug 18 "Long" Tom Hawkins         Dayton, Ky                        W 10
Sep 12 Elijah Lee                 Chicago, Il                      KO  9
Nov  7 George Godfrey             Lansing, Mi                      LK  4
          -Some sources report "LK 1"
Nov 21 Jack Gross                 Chicago, Il                       L  6
Dec  8 George Godfrey             Milwaukee, Wi                    LK  3

Apr  1 Ed "Bearcat" Wright        Topeka, Ks                        L 10
Aug 24 George Godfrey             Toronto, Ont, Can                LK  2
Oct  5 Joe Doktor                 Toronto, Ont, Can                 L  8
          -Some sources report "L 9"

Feb 17 Kenneth Lee                San Francisco, Ca                KO  2
Apr    Chet Shandel               San Francisco, Ca                 D  6 
May 11 Jack Beasley               Oakland, Ca                       W  6
          -This bout was held during May 9-13 1932
Jun 29 Kenneth Lee                Reno, Nv                          W 10 
Aug 12 Arthur DeKuh               Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
Dec  1 Jack Roper                 Davenport, Ia                     L 10
Dec  6 "Tiger" Jack Fox           Terre Haute, In                   L 10

Jan    Jim Braddock               Chicago, Il                      EX   
Feb 22 "Tiger" Jack Fox           Terre Haute, In                  LK  1
       Jack O'Dowd                South Bend, In                   KO  7
          -This bout was held probably during Mar-Apr 1933
Jun 15 Max Baer                   Pittsburgh, Pa                   EX  3
Jun 22 Max Baer                   St. Paul, Mn                     EX  3
Oct 10 Willie Davies              Detroit, Mi                       W  3
Oct 10 Albert North               Detroit, Mi                      KO  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Oct 10 Johnny Morris              Detroit, Mi                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Morris did not show
Nov  8 King Levinsky              Winnipeg, Man, Can                L  4
Nov 21 King Levinsky              Chicago, Il                      EX   
       King Levinsky              Sioux Falls, SD                  EX  2

Feb  1 Frankie Simms              Ypsilanti, Mi                     D 10
Feb 14 Frankie Simms              Ypsilanti, Mi                     W 10
          -Some sources report 2/15/34
Aug  9 Tommy DeStefano            Asbury Park, NJ                   L 10
Dec  1 Justo Prieto               Buenos Aires, Arg                 W  8
Dec 19 Eduardo Primo              Buenos Aires, Arg                LK  9

Jan  4 Primo Carnera              Montevideo, Uruguay              EX  4
Jan 13 Primo Carnera              Sao Paulo, Brazil                LK  7

          -Harris was hired by Jack Blackburn as a sparring 
          partner for Joe Louis

Apr    Joe Louis                  Wichita, Ks                      EX  2
          -This bout was held during Apr-May 1937
Jun    Joe Louis                  Houston, Tx                      EX  2

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

Oct    "Big" Bill Hartwell        Kansas City, Mo                  LK  1
          -Perhaps, this is 9/30/27 bout

       Ed "Bearcat" Wright                                          W 10

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