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kikibalt
07-30-2005, 10:12 PM
Bob Satterfield and Rex Layne traded devastating punches for 8 rds in a 1951 bouthttp://tinypic.com/9q8z6c.jpg


Frank B.

kikibalt
07-30-2005, 10:21 PM
The power of Satterfield's punches such as the one that sent Johnny Summerlin flying through the ropes in a 1956 fight, was the stuff of legend http://tinypic.com/9q92lk.jpg

Frank B.

kikibalt
07-30-2005, 10:28 PM
Bob & 4 year old son Bob Jr.http://tinypic.com/9q9ppk.jpg

Frank B.

kikibalt
07-30-2005, 10:34 PM
Bob Satterfield

Frank B.http://tinypic.com/9q9v2b.jpg

BDeskins
07-31-2005, 04:56 AM
Nice photo's...what publication was it in?


Bob Satterfield
Born: November 9, 1923, Chicago, Illinois (St. Louis, MO?)
Died: June 1, 1977
Height: 6’ 2”
Wt:
Reach:
Stance: Orthodox
Managed by Jack Kearns; Ike Bernstein

50-25-4 (35 KO)


1945
Mar 14* * * * Young Mitchell* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * ---
Apr 23* * * * Arthur McWhorter* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:51) * * * * HIR
May 2* * * * Mike Parshey* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Coliseum) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 1 (2:10) * * * * R 7/45
May 7* * * * Charlie Roth* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:43) * * * * R 7/45
May 28* * * * Johnny Vorce* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * D * * * * PTS 8 * * * * * * * * DET
Jul 23* * * * Herman Hayes* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * RBRQ
Aug 10* * * * Vecie Van* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Auditorium)* * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:12) * * * * ---
Sep 6* * * * Curley Denton* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * ---
Sep 27* * * * Oscar Boyd* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 4 * * * * * * * * ---
Oct 24* * * * Charlie Polk* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---
Nov 14* * * * Bob Garner* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---
Dec 7* * * * Collins Brown* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * ---
Dec 26* * * * Denny Mc Combs* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---
* * * * --Benny?

1946
Mar 28* * * * Johnny Clark* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 5 * * * * * * * * ---
Apr 25* * * * Holman Williams* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * DET
Aug 15* * * * Vince Pimpinella* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Comiskey Park)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * R 11/46
Sep 12* * * * Jake La Motta* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Wrigley Field)* * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 7 * * * * * * * * GT

1947
Feb 10* * * * Willie Moore* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 8 * * * * * * * * ADG
Mar 14* * * * Bob Foxworth* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * R 6/47
Jun 30* * * * Willie Moore* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---
Aug 18* * * * Al Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 8 * * * * * * * * REG
Oct 6* * * * Chuck Hunter* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 10 (2:05) * * * * R 12/47
Nov 12* * * * Al Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 2/48

1948
Jan 23* * * * Sam Baroudi* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * R 4/48
May 7* * * * Art Swiden* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * R 7/48
Jun 29* * * * “Oakland” Billy Smith* * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * R 9/48
Sep 7* * * * Richard Hagan* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 9 * * * * * * * * R 11/48
Sep 15* * * * Bob Amos* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * D * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * --
Nov 12* * * * Joey Maxim* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * DET
Dec 10* * * * Bob Amos* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (International Amphitheater)* * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * HIR

1949
Jan 31* * * * Archie Moore* * * * * * * * * * * * Toledo, OH* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 3 * * * * * * * * TCT
Apr 25* * * * Henry Hall* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Auditorium) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 4 * * * * * * * * SP
Nov 18* * * * Sylvester Perkins* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2* * * * * * * * ---

1950
Feb 22* * * * Nick Barone* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 5/50
Mar 22* * * * Tommy Gomez* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * DET
May 17* * * * Lee Oma* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 6 (0:41) * * * * AC
Sep 25* * * * Lee Oma* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Buffalo, NY (Memorial Auditorium) * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * SHJ
Dec 13* * * * Vern Mitchell* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10* * * * * * * * IDG

1951
Jan 19* * * * Elkins Brothers* * * * * * * * * * * * New York, NY (St. Nicholas Arena) * * * * * * * * W* * * * TKO 2 * * * * * * * * B&WN
Mar 9* * * * Rex Layne* * * * * * * * * * * * New York, NY (Madison Square Garden) * * * * L* * * * TKO 8 (2:56)* * * * DET
Nov 15* * * * Wesbury Bascom* * * * * * * * * * * * St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Arena) * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * NSJ

1952
Jan 30* * * * Clarence Henry* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * TKO 1 (1:41) * * * * DET
Aug 6* * * * Harold Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * MDS
Oct 6* * * * Harold Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Philadelphia, PA (Arena)* * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 (1:58) * * * * TCRE

1953
May 15* * * * Murray Bennett* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 3 * * * * * * * * R 8/53
Jun 3* * * * Gene Brown* * * * * * * * * * * * St. Louis, MO * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * R 8/53
Jul 1* * * * Bob Baker* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (2:32)* * * * DET
Dec 15* * * * Ray Augustus* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Rainbow Arena) * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 8 * * * * * * * * R 3/54

1954
Jan 13* * * * Ezzard Charles* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * DET
May 11* * * * Julio Mederos* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * WWUN
Jun 1* * * * Charley “Doc” Williams* * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 8/54
Jun 22* * * * Cleveland Williams* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 3 * * * * * * * * ---
Jul 28* * * * John Holman* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 10 * * * * * * * * OPC
Aug 30* * * * Frankie Daniels* * * * * * * * * * * * New York, NY (St. Nicholas Arena) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 7 (2:44) * * * * GT
Nov 10* * * * John Holman* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:16) * * * * R 2/55
Nov 30* * * * Marty Marshall* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 (2:09) * * * * R 2/55

1955
Mar 22* * * * Marty Marshall* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 6/55
Apr 19* * * * Joe Lindsay* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 7/55
May 11* * * * Archie McBride* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * OPC
Jul 19* * * * Joey Rowan* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * D * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * BT
Aug 17* * * * Nino Valdes* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * GT
Dec 6* * * * Paul Andrews* * * * * * * * * * * * Buffalo, NY (Memorial Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 9* * * * * * * * ADT

1956
Jan 11* * * * John Holman* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 8 * * * * * * * * R 3/56
Feb 28* * * * Harold Carter* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * D * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 5/56
Mar 20* * * * Harold Carter* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * GT
Apr 10* * * * Jim Persey* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 7/56
Jun 20* * * * Johnny Summerlin* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10* * * * * * * * R 9/56
Aug 1* * * * Harold Carter* * * * * * * * * * * * Syracuse, NY (War Memorial Auditorium) * * * * L* * * * TKO 5 * * * * * * * * SHJ
Nov 12* * * * Claude Chapman* * * * * * * * * * * * Providence, RI (Rhode Island Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 7 * * * * * * * * R 1/57
Nov 27* * * * Warnell Lester* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 10 (1:14) * * * * NDN

1957
Jan 8* * * * Dale Hall* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Portland, OR (Portland Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 5 * * * * * * * * R 3/57
Feb 4* * * * Julio Mederos* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Arena)* * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * BEB
Mar 12* * * * Harold Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Auditorium) * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * BEB
Apr 15* * * * Ben Wise* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Oakland, CA (Civic Auditorium)* * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:22) * * * * R 7/57
May 16* * * * Frankie Daniels* * * * * * * * * * * * Sacramento, CA (Memorial Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 8/57
Jun 3* * * * Julio Mederos* * * * * * * * * * * * Las Vegas, NV (New Frontier Sportsdrome) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * STM
Oct 1* * * * Bert Whitehurst* * * * * * * * * * * * Toledo, OH (Sports Arena)* * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10* * * * * * * * R 1/58
Oct 21* * * * Garvin Sawyer* * * * * * * * * * * * Pittsburgh, PA (Enright Theatre)* * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 1/58
Nov 21* * * * Howard King* * * * * * * * * * * * Oakland, CA (Civic Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 2/58



NOTES

1945
Mar 14* * * * Young Mitchell* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * ---
Apr 23* * * * Art McWhorter* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:51) * * * * HIR
--Satterfield-173, McWhorter-173 ½. Arthur was down three times; first from a left hook, second a barrage, third a left hook dropped him for the count.
May 2* * * * Mike Parshey* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Coliseum) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 1 (2:10) * * * * R 7/45
--Weights: S-174, P-166.
May 7* * * * Charlie Roth* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:43) * * * * R 7/45
May 28* * * * Johnny Vorce* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * D * * * * PTS 8 * * * * * * * * HIR
* * * * --Weights: Satterfield-171, Vorce-186 ½.
Jul 23* * * * Herman Hayes* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * RBRQ
Aug 10* * * * Vecie Van* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:12) * * * * ---
Sep 6* * * * Curley Denton* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * ---
Sep 27* * * * Oscar Boyd* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 4 * * * * * * * * ---
* * * * -- Satterfield-169, Boyd-163.
Oct 24* * * * Charlie Polk* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---
Nov 14* * * * Bob Garner* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---
Dec 7* * * * Collins Brown* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * ---
Dec 26* * * * Denny Mc Combs* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---

1946
Mar 28* * * * Johnny Clark* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 5 * * * * * * * * ---
Apr 25* * * * Holman Williams* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * DET
* * * * --Weights: Satterfield-168 ½, Williams-162.
Aug 15* * * * Vince Pimpinella* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Comiskey Park)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * R 11/46
Sep 12* * * * Jake La Motta* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Wrigley Field)* * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 7 * * * * * * * * GT
* * * * --Satterfield-167 ¾, LaMotta-167.

1947
Feb 10* * * * Willie Moore* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 8 * * * * * * * * ADG
* * * * --Satterfield-178, Moore-175 ½.
Mar 14* * * * Bob Foxworth* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * R 6/47
* * * * --Ring states that this was a spectacular knockout.
Jun 30* * * * Willie Moore* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * ---
Aug 18* * * * Al Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 8 * * * * * * * * REG
* * * * --Satterfield-172, Johnson-165.
Oct 6* * * * Chuck Hunter* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 10 (2:05) * * * * R 12/47
* * * * --Satterfield-168, Hunter-165. It took twenty minutes to revive Hunter.
Nov 12* * * * Al Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 2/48

1948
Jan 23* * * * Sam Baroudi* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * R 4/48
* * * * --Satterfield was down six times. Satterfield-168 ¼, Baroudi-171 ¾.
May 7* * * * Art Swiden* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * R 7/48
Jun 29* * * * “Oakland” Billy Smith* * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 * * * * * * * * R 9/48
* * * * --Smith was dropped three times, the last for the full count.
Sep 7* * * * Richard Hagan* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 9 * * * * * * * * R 11/48
* * * * --Satterfield-173, Hagen-198.
Sep 15* * * * Bob Amos* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * D * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * ---
Nov 12* * * * Joey Maxim* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * DET
* * * * --Weights: Satterfield-172 ½, Maxim-181.
Dec 10* * * * Bob Amos* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * HIR
* * * * --Weights: Satterfield-176, Amos-175.

1949
Jan 31* * * * Archie Moore* * * * * * * * * * * * Toledo, OH* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 3 * * * * * * * * IDG
* * * * --Satterfield-175, Moore-167. Satterfield was down four times.
Apr 25* * * * Henry Hall* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Auditorium) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 4 (1:40) * * * * SP
* * * * --SP has a good report.
Nov 18* * * * Sylvester Perkins* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2* * * * * * * * ---
* * * * --Perkins was dropped four times. Satterfield-172 ½, Perkins-164 ¾.

1950
Feb 22* * * * Nick Barone* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 5/50
* * * * --Satterfield-173 ½, Barone-175.
Mar 22* * * * Tommy Gomez* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * DET
-- Satterfield scored four knockdowns in battle of two of the hardest punchers of the time. Satterfield dropped Gomez for an 8-count in the first round, and twice in the seventh round for 8-counts also, and again in the ninth round for a 9-count. Satterfield-178, Gomez-182.
May 17* * * * Lee Oma* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 6 (0:41) * * * * AC
--Attendance: 6,317. Satterfield was floored for a nine count in the 5th, as he rose groggy, Oma charged in for the finish. Satterfield then dropped him with a right hand, as Oma was still on the floor when the bell rang. Satterfield then knocked him out cold with a right hand in the 6th. Satterfield-178, Oma-190 ½.
Sep 25* * * * Lee Oma* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Buffalo, NY (Memorial Auditorium) * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * SHJ
* * * * --Satterfield-181 ½, Oma-194 ½. SHJ has a good report.
Dec 13* * * * Vern Mitchell* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10* * * * * * * * IDG
* * * * --Satterfield-185, Mitchell-190.

1951
Jan 19* * * * Elkins Brothers* * * * * * * * * * * * New York, NY (St. Nicholas Arena) * * * * * * * * W* * * * TKO 2 * * * * * * * * B&WN
--Brothers was down twice in the 1st, and once in the 2nd. The referee stopped the bout following the final knockdown. Attendance: 3,003. Satterfield-189 ¾, Brothers-182 ½. Sometimes incorrectly listed as occurring on Jan. 9.
Mar 9* * * * Rex Layne* * * * * * * * * * * * New York, NY (Madison Square Garden) * * * * L* * * * TKO 8 (2:56)* * * * DET
--Layne 190 1/2, Satterfield 180 1/2 lbs. Attendance: 5,981. Layne was down for an eight count in the 1st on a right hand. Layne floored Sattefield hard with a left hook in the 8th. After Satterfield got up defenseless at the count of six, referee Mark Conn stopped the bout.
Nov 15* * * * Wesbury Bascom* * * * * * * * * * * * St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Arena) * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * NSJ
* * * * --Satterfield-180 ½, Bascom-180. NSJ has a good report of the bout.

1952
Jan 30* * * * Clarence Henry* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * TKO 1 (1:41) * * * * DET
--Henry was down once, and Satterfield was down three times. Lenny Myers states that Satterfield was beaten senseless. Satterfield-180, Henry-187. Attendance: 6880. Gross: $17,717. Each got $5803.64. The bout was televised.
Aug 6* * * * Harold Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * MDS
* * * * --Johnson was down in the 5th. Referee was Tommy Gilmore. Weights: Satterfield-175 ½, Johnson-175
Oct 6* * * * Harold Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Philadelphia, PA (Arena)* * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 (1:58) * * * * TCRE
* * * * --Right uppercut to the chin knocks Satterfield out cold. Satterfield-176, Johnson-175.

1953
May 15* * * * Murray Bennett* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 3 * * * * * * * * R 8/53
Jun 3* * * * Gene Brown* * * * * * * * * * * * St. Louis, MO * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * R 8/53
* * * * -- Satterfield-183 ½, Brown-191.
Jul 1* * * * Bob Baker* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (2:32)* * * * DET
* * * * ----Satterfield 180 ½, Baker 214.
Dec 15* * * * Ray Augustus* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Rainbow Arena) * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 8 * * * * * * * * R 3/54
* * * * --Left hook to the chin puts Augustus down for the count. Satterfield-184, Augustus-176.

1954
Jan 13* * * * Ezzard Charles* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 * * * * * * * * DET
* * * * -- Satterfield-180, Charles-189. This bout was on T.V.
May 11* * * * Julio Mederos* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 2 (1:05) * * * * WWUB
* * * * -- Satterfield-181 ½, Mederos-198.
Jun 1* * * * Charley “Doc” Williams* * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 8/54
* * * * -- Satterfield-179 ¾, Williams-187 ½.
Jun 22* * * * Cleveland Williams* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 3 * * * * * * * * ---
--Original opponent, Charley (Doc) Williams, couldn't be found and Cleveland Williams came in to substitute. Williams was knocked down twice. Satterfield-176 ½, Williams-201 ½.
Jul 28* * * * John Holman* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 10 * * * * * * * * OPC
Aug 30* * * * Frankie Daniels* * * * * * * * * * * * New York, NY (St. Nicholas Arena) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 7 (2:44) * * * * GT
--Left hook to the body drops Daniels in the seventh. Referee calls a halt after Daniels is again dropped for a nine- count from a series of punches capped of by a right to the jaw. Satterfield-179, Daniels-175.
Nov 10* * * * John Holman* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:16) * * * * R 2/55
* * * * -- Satterfield-182, Holman-206.
Nov 30* * * * Marty Marshall* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens) * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 2 (2:09) * * * * R 2/55
* * * * --Satterfield down four times in the 2nd round. Satterfield-183, Marshall-179 ½.

1955
Mar 22* * * * Marty Marshall* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 6/55
* * * * --Satterfield-181 ½, Marshall-180 ¼. This was an unpopular decision.
Apr 19* * * * Joe Lindsay* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 7/55
* * * * --Lindsey 186 1/2, Satterfield 181 lbs. Satterfield was down in the seventh round.
May 11* * * * Archie McBride* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * OPC
* * * * --Satterfield-181, McBride-185. Televised bout on CBS.
Jul 19* * * * Joey Rowan* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * D * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * BT
* * * * -- Satterfield-186, Rowan-187 ½.
Aug 17* * * * Nino Valdes* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * GT
* * * * --Valdes down for a nine-count in the tenth. Scoring: 98-92, 97-93, 97-88. Satterfield-183, Valdes-215.
Dec 6* * * * Paul Andrews* * * * * * * * * * * * Buffalo, NY (Memorial Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 9* * * * * * * * ADT
* * * * --Satterfield-186, Andrews-185 ½.

1956
Jan 11* * * * John Holman* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 8 * * * * * * * * R 3/56
--Satterfield was knocked down in the 1st, 3rd, and 8th. The bout was stopped after he rose unsteady after the last knockdown. Four hours before the fight Satterfield was a 2 1/2-to-1 favorite to win, the odds shifted by fight time to make Holman and 8-to-5 favorite. Commissioner Lou Radzienda felt that the odds shift did not warrant an investigation though. Satterfield-184 ½, Holman-201.This bout was televised.
Feb 28* * * * Harold Carter* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * D * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 5/56
* * * * ----Weights: Satterfield-187 ¼, Carter-194. Scoring: 97-95 Satterfield, 97-96 Carter, 96-96
Mar 20* * * * Harold Carter* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * GT
* * * * --Weights: Satterfield-183, Carter-194.
Apr 10* * * * Jim Persey* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 7/56
* * * * --Left hook drops Persey in the first round. Satterfield-182 ½, Persey-182 ½.
Jun 20* * * * Johnny Summerlin* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) * * * * * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10* * * * * * * * R 9/56
* * * * --Satterfield 183, Summerlin 194 lbs. Summerlin was knocked down in the 3rd round. Scoring: 98-89, 96-89, 92-91
Aug 1* * * * Harold Carter* * * * * * * * * * * * Syracuse, NY * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * L* * * * TKO 5 * * * * * * * * SHJ
--Satterfield was knocked down three times in the 5th. Satterfield-185 ½, Carter-194. Syracuse Herald Journal has the write-up and a good photo..
Nov 12* * * * Claude Chapman* * * * * * * * * * * * Providence, RI (Rhode Island Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 7 * * * * * * * * R 1/57
Nov 27* * * * Warnell Lester* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Miami Beach Auditorium) * * * * W* * * * KO 10 (1:14) * * * * NDN
* * * * --Lester-177 ½, Satterfield-185. Satterfield was trailing on all three judges cards, when he knocked Lester out.

1957
Jan 8* * * * Dale Hall* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Portland, OR (Portland Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 5 * * * * * * * * R 3/57
* * * * --Satterfield-185, Hall-203.
Feb 4* * * * Julio Mederos* * * * * * * * * * * * Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Arena)* * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * BEB
* * * * --Satterfield-182, Mederos-192.
Mar 12* * * * Harold Johnson* * * * * * * * * * * * Miami Beach, FL (Auditorium) * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * BEB
* * * * --Satterfield-181, Johnson-180. Satterfield was down in the fourth round.
Apr 15* * * * Ben Wise* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Oakland, CA (Civic Auditorium)* * * * * * * * W* * * * KO 1 (1:22) * * * * R 7/57
* * * * --Satterfield-184, Wise-193 ½. Referee-Fred Apostoli.
May 16* * * * Frankie Daniels* * * * * * * * * * * * Sacramento, CA (Memorial Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 8/57
* * * * --Satterfield-186, Daniels-184.
Jun 3* * * * Julio Mederos* * * * * * * * * * * * Las Vegas, NV (New Frontier Sportsdrome) * * * * L * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * STM
* * * * --Satterfield-186, Mederos-195. Good report in the Salisbury Times.
Oct 1* * * * Bert Whitehurst* * * * * * * * * * * * Toledo, OH (Sports Arena)* * * * * * * * * * * * L * * * * PTS 10* * * * * * * * R 1/58
Oct 21* * * * Garvin Sawyer* * * * * * * * * * * * Pittsburgh, PA (Enright Theatre)* * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 1/58
* * * * --Satterfield-181 ½, Sawyer-188 ½. Sawyer down in the tenth.
Nov 21* * * * Howard King* * * * * * * * * * * * Oakland, CA (Civic Auditorium) * * * * * * * * W * * * * PTS 10 * * * * * * * * R 2/58
* * * * --Satterfield-186, King-194.

Satterfield was a dynamite-fisted, china-chinned fighter whose motto is that hje either knocks out the man, or the man knocks him out, but either way, it is guaranteed that any bout that Satterfield is in will be of the most exciting types of on the edge of your seat brawls.

Had 27 knockouts in 35 amateur bouts.

1941
Mar 26* * * * Al Tribuani* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)* * * * * * * * L* * * * KO 1* * * * * * * * --
* * * * --This was the (14th?) Annual New York/Chicago Golden Gloves Competition. This was the only knockout in 16 total bouts. The fighters weighed in at 160 division.




Scheduled Bouts

1948
Aug 23* * * * Enrico Bertola* * * * * * * * * * * * Chicago, IL (Marigold Gardens)* * * * SCH

1958
Jan 29* * * * vs. Wayne Bethea--Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium)--Sch.--Scheduled, but did not happen. Satterfield was forced to retire due to a detached retina.

Sources
R= Ring
B &WN= Boxing & Wrestling News
AC= Augusta Chronicle
MDS= Marion Daily Star (Ohio)
HIR= Helena Independent Record (Montana)
CDM= Charleston Daily Mail
TTR= The Times Record (Zanesville, OH)
NDN= Newport Daily News (Newport, RI)
IDG= Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI)
DET= Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, IL)
ADG= Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, KS)
GT= Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)
OPC= Oxnard Press Courier (Oxnard, CA)
RBRQ= Ringside Boxing Record Quarterly
BEB= Bennington Evening Banner (Vermont)
WWUN= Walla Walla Union Bulletin

Roberto Aqui
07-31-2005, 05:14 AM
The Satterfield principle was the last man standing. Wonder how he would have fared against Roy Jones?

kikibalt
07-31-2005, 08:59 AM
BDeskins

It was big big story on the Los Angeles Times Magazine on May 4 1997

Frank B.

BDeskins
07-31-2005, 09:01 AM
Frank,
Do you think you could post the story?

kikibalt
07-31-2005, 09:44 AM
DBeskins

I'll try but the pages are big , to big for my scanner, but i'll see what i can do

Frank B.

kikibalt
07-31-2005, 12:00 PM
BDeskins

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kikibalt
07-31-2005, 01:48 PM
s--b thats lots of work , BDeskins i hope you like it

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StingerKarl
07-31-2005, 07:31 PM
I disagree that Bob had a china chin.
He was taken out sure, but most guys were.
He didn't have the best chin-but it was not China.
If it were; he would have been iced by Nino valdes whom he took some big shots from.
He whipped Nino's ass.
Karl

StingerKarl
07-31-2005, 07:32 PM
He took some bombs from Jake LaMotta as well and lasted late.

BDeskins
08-01-2005, 04:54 AM
Frank,
Thank you so much for taking the time to post the article, it's the longest that I have seen on Satterfield and I will very much enjoying reading it...I've saved the clips as well.

Karl---I'm surprised that Satterfield's bout with Tommy Gomez went the distance as they both were probably in the top 5 hardest hitters of their era!

StingerKarl
08-02-2005, 01:11 AM
Man Deskins; Bill O'Neill told me that Tommy was a frightening hitter.
That is a really good point.
Karl

BDeskins
08-02-2005, 06:51 AM
Tommy Gomez hardly ever gets any recognition, but truth is he was among the hardest punching fighters ever...he didn't just TKO opponents he cleanly knocked guys out, which you can look over the list of fighters that he knocked out...Gunnar Barlund had never been counted out until he came up against Gomez, which the same could be said of several men he faced. Gomez was wounded pretty bad in World War II, but came back to compete fairly well...Does anyone know if he is still living?

Dan Gunter
08-02-2005, 03:18 PM
Thanks for the hard work in posting this great article.

This is the sort of thing that really deserves to be part of a published book.

kikibalt
08-02-2005, 03:29 PM
Thank you Dan ,glad you like it

Frank B.

rocky111
08-04-2005, 02:09 PM
Wow! Wow! That story knocked me out. Im still breathing hard from reading it. Ya know, when Hatchtman Sheppard was locked up with me almost everyone thought he was "portraying" Curtis Sheppard and was never a contender, nor was he the same man. But he was so feared no one had the heart to tell him to his face. But I knew.............
Tommy Harrison. Good fighter. Some story man.
Hey I loved Satterfield as a kid. What a build. Ya had to see him live to appreciate it. What a guy he was from what ive heard. Too good looking for his own good, he became a devoted playboy and lost his chin, but never his wallop. What a great fighter he could have been with discipline. He had the gifts.
Thanks so much for printing this and taking the trouble. Its a prize of a story man.

kikibalt
08-04-2005, 02:38 PM
Thanks , glad you enjoyed it

Frank B.

kikibalt
08-04-2005, 02:44 PM
Rocky, did you see the pic. of Tommy Harrison ? its here on Old Timers , down from Bob Satterfield

Frank B.

Kid Achilles
08-15-2005, 05:54 PM
Phenomenal article. Best that I've read in a long time.

kikibalt
02-11-2006, 01:55 PM
Thought i would bring this thread up front so some of the new
posters would get a chance to read it

Frank B.

BDeskins
02-12-2006, 07:54 AM
Talk about an exciting fighter with sledgehammer's on the ends of his arms! I would like to be able to get copies of all of his fights that were ever filmed, or televised. I have a couple, but I would love to see some of his other brawls.

wildhawke11
02-12-2006, 08:53 AM
Frank
That was one hell of a story.Thanks so much for taking the time to bring it to our attention. Like Rocky said it has that WOW factor to it.

EVRENB
02-23-2006, 12:49 PM
When you say get hold of his fights do you mean Bob Satterfield or Tommy Harrison??

mike
11-15-2006, 01:29 PM
satterfield was the hardest hitter,outside of marciano --since his time--not foreman,shavers nobody tagged like him, imo.

kikibalt
11-15-2006, 01:36 PM
I heard that this article is been made into a movie.

Frank

Rafael
11-15-2006, 03:17 PM
A curious piece of trivia. Satterfield was the fighter Virgil Akins admired the most....

JaKob
11-16-2006, 02:14 PM
Was watching a part of Charles vs Satterfield.... that man could bang, every punch was thrown with bad intentions.... quite frightening.

kikibalt
01-12-2007, 07:14 PM
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Resurrecting the Champ
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Samuel L. Jackson, Alan Alda, Adam Del Rio, Teri Hatcher, Rachel Nichols

Director: Rod Lurie
Release Date: 2007

Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of an up-and-coming sports reporter (Josh Hartnett) who rescues a homeless man ("Champ", Samuel L. Jackson) only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Rafael
08-12-2007, 11:37 PM
Here's a trailer for the upcoming movie:

http://www.yarifilmgroup.com/films/resurrectingthechamp/

The early reviews are great.

Dan Gunter
08-13-2007, 01:51 AM
Oh, man. I'm looking forward to this one.

10-8
08-16-2007, 03:44 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lpHwjjcupz0

I found this rare clip of Tommy Harrison sparring with Marciano.

For those following this thread and need a reminder, Harrison is the actual homeless guy who says he is Bob Satterfield.

kikibalt
08-18-2007, 08:37 AM
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Roberto Aqui
08-18-2007, 10:23 AM
With Satterfield, either he got you out or you got him. Not much room for error.

Boxrec lists a Tommy Harrison, aka Dino Burns, record in the same time frame fighting some of the same fighters of the era. Thing is this Harrison had no pop, only 5 KOs in a 22-13-2 record. The video clearly states Rocky's sparring partner is Tommy Harrison. It seems like Satterfield was so well known that he couldn't pass himself off as another boxer. Either the producer of the video made a mistake or Harrison is who he says.

Satterfield's death is listed as 6-1-77 and no death is listed for Harrison. Maybe this Harrison charactor incorporated Satterfield into his homeless act. It's not uncommon for people to impersonate others.

I'm still waiting for a resolution of the Curtis Sheppard saga.

kikibalt
08-18-2007, 10:33 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lpHwjjcupz0

I found this rare clip of Tommy Harrison sparring with Marciano.

For those following this thread and need a reminder, Harrison is the actual homeless guy who says he is Bob Satterfield.

That is not thee Tommy Harrison! the dude boxing with Marciano is a white dude, thee Tommy Harrison is/was black

10-8
08-19-2007, 12:29 AM
That is not thee Tommy Harrison! the dude boxing with Marciano is a white dude, thee Tommy Harrison is/was blackFrank, I think the quality of the film is just not very good, plus I think Harrison is light skinned. Joe Louis himself looks pretty pale in a lot of the old films. We do know that Harrison was one of Marciano's sparring partners for the second Walcott fight.

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08-19-2007, 07:07 AM
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kikibalt
08-19-2007, 07:26 AM
Frank, I think the quality of the film is just not very good, plus I think Harrison is light skinned. Joe Louis himself looks pretty pale in a lot of the old films. We do know that Harrison was one of Marciano's sparring partners for the second Walcott fight.

10-8;

After seeing the video again, I still don't think that is Tommy Harrison, btw I seen Harrison Abel Fernandez 2-3 times in the early 50's live.

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08-19-2007, 10:30 AM
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kikibalt
08-24-2007, 09:03 AM
Acting lifts 'Resurrecting the Champ'

By Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer


The drama "Resurrecting the Champ" opens with an analogy between writing and boxing. Both activities require you to put your talent forward and stand alone.

It's good connective tissue for a movie about an old forgotten boxer and a struggling young sportswriter who develop a strangely symbiotic relationship. Directed by Rod Lurie ("The Contender"), "Resurrecting" delivers a heckuva story marred by some credibility problems but lands the majority of its punches via subtly powerful performances and a moving undercard of paternal connection.

Josh Hartnett stars as a Denver Post scribe named Erik Kernan Jr. whose father was a legendary boxing announcer on the radio. Though still in his 20s, he's reached critical points in both his personal and professional lives and is beginning to give off a whiff of desperation.

He's separated from his wife, Joyce (Kathryn Morris), a more successful journalist who also works at the newspaper, and is struggling to maintain a relationship with his 6-year-old son, Teddy (Dakota Goyo). His exacting, old-school editor, Metz (Alan Alda), is unimpressed with Erik's reporting, which he describes as "a lot of typing, not much writing," routinely buries his stories and isn't about to let him off the boxing beat any time soon to cover the more glamorous pro football Broncos or pro basketball Nuggets.

Just as Erik seems out of gambits, he stumbles across a homeless man in an alley being beaten by some young jerks. Erik chases the kids off and learns that the man calls himself Champ and claims to be a former boxer named Battlin' Bob Satterfield, who came within a fight or two of the world championship in the 1950s.

As the pugilist, Samuel L. Jackson chisels an impressively detailed performance from a character that might have easily fallen into caricature. Jackson instills the grizzled ex-fighter with a grace and pride that transcend the rags he wears. Charming and heart-rending, Champ drinks and suffers from a career of blows to the head but is surprisingly lucid, able to recall his bouts with startling clarity.

Erik smells not just a story but a career-maker. He steps up to the material with previously unseen zeal and in the process develops a complex relationship with Champ that knocks loose some of his own baggage.

Screenwriters Michael Bortman and Allison Burnett were inspired by a similar 1997 article by former Los Angeles Times reporter J.R. Moehringer. Bortman and Burnett deploy a fairly significant what-if scenario in dramatizing the nonfiction article and amp up the parallels between the reporter and the pugilist mostly for the good, but some of their choices hinder the movie.

There's too much reliance on coincidence as a means of speeding up the story, and the depiction of Erik's journalism skills leaves a lot to be desired. The manner in which his story comes together is not altogether believable, and the eventual moral struggle is stretched to the brink.

What's more interesting is the way the filmmakers reveal Erik's personal flaws, his motivation to pursue a career in the shadow of a daunting, unknowable father. Erik has the habit of telling those around him, including his son, what he thinks they want to hear, making him hard to root for.

Fortunately, Hartnett is extremely likable, and he more than holds his own with Jackson. As the film progresses, Hartnett helps the character evolve even when the script dangles him excessively over an emotional edge. Lurie also gets strong supporting performances from Alda, David Paymer (as another editor) and an unrecognizable Peter Coyote as a boxing old-timer.

Boxing scenes, shown in flashback, are used sparingly but efficiently, evoking the Champ's era when he fought the likes of Ezzard Charles and sparred with Rocky Marciano. The film sacrifices some of Moehringer's aesthetic appreciation for the sport but sticks to his main themes.

Most affecting of which is the strong hold fathers and sons have over one another even from the grave. The intertwined search for one's male identity as both a father and a son gets its hooks into us in ways we overlook or would like to ignore. What's particularly fascinating is how the mutual yearning for approval stretches in both directions. "Resurrecting the Champ," despite its shortcomings, evocatively projects these feelings.

kevin.crust@latimes.com

MPAA rating: PG-13 for some violence and brief language. Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes. In general release.

kikibalt
08-26-2007, 08:49 PM
Yari Film Group's "Resurrecting the Champ," with Samuel L. Jackson as a former boxer now living on the streets and Josh Hartnett as a sportswriter who chronicles the man's story, opened weakly with $1.85 million.

cmoyle
08-27-2007, 02:47 PM
I had a chance to see the movie over the weekend. I thought it was very enjoyable. But I was very surpised at the low turnout. There couldn't have been more than 15 people in the whole theater for a 5:00 showing.

greek1237
08-27-2007, 03:29 PM
How close to the real story was it??? I heard they were makeing it a thriller and changeing eveything, even heard one report the Homeless man was the REAL Bob Satterfield or something like that.?? Was it Hollywood like the Hurriccain?

hagler04
08-27-2007, 03:45 PM
I had a chance to see the movie over the weekend. I thought it was very enjoyable. But I was very surpised at the low turnout. There couldn't have been more than 15 people in the whole theater for a 5:00 showing.

I didn't even know it was out already. Not much $ in the promotion.

HE Grant
08-29-2007, 03:16 PM
I caught it and liked it ...

Dan Gunter
08-29-2007, 05:32 PM
The review opens with this paragraph: "The drama 'Resurrecting the Champ' opens with an analogy between writing and boxing. Both activities require you to put your talent forward and stand alone."

This quote reminds me of the line some smart person contributed one time: "Boxing is like dancing, except that there's no music and the dancers get to hit each other."

So writing is like boxing, except there's no ring, no gloves, no referee, and typically no throwing punches at one another.

(Well, typically no punches are thrown . . .)

Really, the worst deviation between boxing and writing is that, in writing, you don't get a ring card girl sashaying around every time you put in a hard three minutes at the keyboard.

But that's a good idea. I do a lot of writing in my line of work. I'm sure that I could be far more productive if, every three minutes that I wrote, a ring card girl came in and swayed her hips around my office.

I'll go ask the managing partner about that . . .

rocky111
08-29-2007, 06:37 PM
I really hope the film does well, and I hope they stayed true to the real story as that IS the REAL STORY that interests.

Dan1213
08-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Ressurecting the ChampC
Opens: August 24, 2007

Sundance Film Fest 2007--After a decade of making disappointing features (see below), Rod Lurie finally begins to show some progress as a dramatist with "Resurrecting the Champ," an old-fashioned, overwrought, calculated saga that seemed to have been made with an eye on the box-office.

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, "Resurrecting the Camp" divided film critics. Some liked better the sports elements and the Samuel Jackson character, whereas others favored the newspaper yarn with Josh Hartnett, though most agreed that neither is particularly fresh or insightful.

It does help that the two lead characters, an aging former boxer and a young reporter, are played by pros like Samuel L. Jackson and the likable Josh Hartnett, though, despite growing experience, the latter is too bland and still lacking acting chops.

Lurie is a former critic, and as such, must have watched countless Hollywood sports and news melodramas. As he showed in "The Contender," Lurie has a good nose for timely issues, except that to see a drama about an ambitious but immoral newspaper reporter is not exactly news. The public has become so cynical about journos that thematically there is not much new in this crowd-pleasing potboiler.

Based on J.R. Moehringer's a true story that first appeared in the Los Angeles Times, and scripted by Michael Bortman and Allison Burnett, "Resurrecting the Champ" (a good title) is the tale of a reporter's fall from grace—not unlike the Billy Ray's "Shattered Glass," a far superior film, about the New Republic pathological liar journalist Stephen Glass (well played by Hayden Christensen).

Hartnett plays Denver sports reporter Erik, an over-achiever careerists (he produces more contents than his colleagues), itching for a brighter future in his newspaper's magazine section; he's lured with an offer from a producer (Teri Hatcher) with a major TV network. As you know from numerous films, eagerly ambitious pros pay a price for their immoral and amoral drives.

Soon Erik's editor Metz (a solid Alan Alda) complains that Erik's writing is sloppy, listless, even mechanical. Careless with researching his subjects, Erik shows both ignorance and superficiality when it comes to basic facts.

This is evident in his first encounter with Champ (Jackson), who claims he is the noted contender Bob Satterfield. Erik has never heard of Satterfield, and doesn't even bother to check the validity of the man's story. Clearly Erik is not very bright—-any person who meets someone like Champ would have rushed to his computer and google his name. Instead, Erik is so happy to have found a good story that he becomes more blasé and even disrespectful.

Aged by makeup and wearing a gray wig, Jackson plays another version of a homeless, drunk, crazy man that he did in Kasi Lemmons' sophomore jinx, "Caveman's Valentine." Satterfield is also a victim, someone the local boys beat up just for fun. But he still is sober enough to know a good listener and sucker when he meets one like Erik. There are also benefits to be had for his cooperation; Erik hands him out generously food and money.

Like in his previous films, Lurie can't locate the locus of his drama is, so in the film's second half of the film, story switches to Erik, who is far less interesting and more predictable character than the Champ, not to speak of the inexpressive turn given by Hartnett, who simply cannot carry a movie on his broad and attractive shoulders.

Too bad that Lurie is not content to keep his tale within the confines of the newsroom, for there is much more drama there, particularly when the Champ's story takes on an unexpected life of its own—-not unlike other Hollywood features, say Capra's "Meet John Doe," or more recently "Absence of Malice." (In his immorality, stupidity, and carelessness, Harnett's Erik reminded me of the same "qualities" that Sally Field had as a journo in the above Sydney Pollack's 1981 picture).

Unfortunately, we get to know too much bout Erik's domestic life, his estranged wife Joyce (Kathryn Morris), and his relationship with his son Teddy (TV's Dakota Goyo in his feature debut). Turns out Erik is not only a lousy professional, he's also a lousy dad. He feeds Teddy with fabricated stories about celebrities; no wonder the boy is disappointed and disrespectful.

The yarn's redemption element is so formulaic and predictable that you wished the ending were more ambiguous or open-ended. But understandably, having made three commercial flops in a row, and a TV series that didn't last long, Lurie knows all too well the market value of a sentimental, upbeat denouement.

Dan1213
08-29-2007, 07:44 PM
Another review.

August 23, 2007 - Inspired by a Los Angeles Times Magazine article by J.R. Moehringer -- and the fallout from it -- the Rod Lurie-directed drama Resurrecting the Champ is as much about fathers, sons and journalistic ethics as it is about boxing.

When small-time Denver Times sports reporter Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett) meets a homeless man known as "The Champ" (Samuel L. Jackson), he realizes he may have finally found the story that will launch him into the big time and win him the respect of his peers. "The Champ" says he's actually "Battling Bob Satterfield," a boxer who was thought to have died years before.

Satterfield was a highly regarded pugilist in his day, but now Erik finds him living in a cardboard box in an alley. Erik believes he's scooped the story of a lifetime, one that will finally get him out of the shadow of his late sports broadcaster father (who also abandoned him as a child). Going behind his editor's (Alan Alda) back, Erik finds overnight success when a major magazine makes it their cover story.

Landing a second job as a TV personality on Showtime (where his boss is played by Teri Hatcher), Erik is enjoying his newfound respect -- especially the look in the eyes of his adoring son Teddy (Dakota Goyo), to whom he's told more than a few tall tales (such as being buddies with John Elway). He's also still pining for his wife and co-worker Joyce (Kathryn Morris), from whom he is separated.

Unfortunately, serious doubts are soon raised about the veracity of Erik's story and the true identity of "The Champ" -- revelations which threaten Erik's professional success and cause both men to come to terms with themselves.





As important as the bond between Erik and "Champ" is, the heart of this film is the relationship between Erik and his son. It is through resolving his own father issues that Erik is finally able to do right by the subject of his story. Likewise, "Champ" has his own painful past that he needs to confront if he's to ever get his life together.

As "The Champ," Jackson may look like he's in the sequel to The Caveman's Valentine, but he offers his most nuanced and heartfelt performance in years. It's such a treat to see him play a subtle and vulnerable character after years of portraying bellicose bad guys and hard-ass authority figures. He could very well land an Oscar nom for this.

Hartnett is also solid as Erik, managing to make his character sympathetic even at his most deceitful. His flaws stem not from ambition or greed, but rather weakness and desperation to be a better dad and writer. In a different film, the scenes between Erik and his son Teddy could have proven too saccharine to bear, but the performances (and Lurie's direction) are wisely restrained.

Because it focuses on characters and relationships rather than merely the more sensational aspects of the story, Resurrecting the Champ delivers a knock-out.

vistaman44
09-01-2007, 09:28 AM
Saw the movie the other day and thought it was a pretty good tale.
After reading the earlier part of this thread as it pertains to the film, I have some questions. The twist that reveals Champ is not Satterfield revolves around a clip identified by a former trainer. He tells Erik that he is looking at the wrong fighter ... the OTHER guy is Satterfield and the one he has been speaking to, and who Satterfield is fighting in the clip, is "Tommy Kincaide."
+ First, there is no one listed in Boxrec by that name and I never heard of any such fighter. I've read a lot about Marciano and the 1940s-50s heavies.
+ Second, if we assume it's Tommy Harrison being portrayed, he never fought Satterfield. So, that scene is either fictitious or it's not Harrison. The fighter referred to as Kincaide (Champ) may be an amalgam of several guys ...?
Thoughts?

Ron Lipton
10-12-2007, 12:47 PM
He has always been one of my favorite fighters who I have studied intensely.

It is always amazing to me how boxing produces so many men who lurk in the ranks, that can stand up to someone like Bob, when getting hit cleanly on the jaw by him would be the end for most.

His up and down career was just a war zone. His great power and come and get you philosophy was costly and exciting to watch.

Archie Moore knocked him down 4 times in stopping Bob, Sam Baroudi who Ezzard Charles killed in the ring, knocked Bob down 7 times yet Bob at 176 lbs took out substitute Cleveland Williams 201lbs in brutal fashion.

Bob lost to Harold Johnson but also beat him. Satterfield's fight with powerhouse Tommy Gomez was also brutal with Gomez suffering a broken rib in the first round and finally being unable to continue. Bob beat Nino Valdez but lost to guys like Bob Foxworth by one round KO and he lost to Albert Johnson.

Losing to Moore, Maxim, Johnson, Charles and Holman Williams is no disgrace, nor to Jake Lamotta at 167lbs. I saw his fights against Charles, Johnson, Henry,Baker, Layne and he was something, swinging for the seats at all times with a devastating left hook and overhand rights.

I always tell my boxing classes about him.

Ron

BDeskins
10-13-2007, 07:17 AM
>>>He has always been one of my favorite fighters who I have studied intensely.<<<

I agree!!! I wish that espn would open up it's vast library of fights so we could see what there is of Satterfield. He certainly electrified Chicago for several years and had he not been as chinny as he was, Satterfield very well may have been a champion.

Based on his excitment, does anyone think that Satterfield should be in the HOF?