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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Here is the current record that I have for Thompson, but it probably needs some editing.



    Albert Thompson
    “Turkey”
    Born: December 25, 1919 Anadarko, Oklahoma
    Nationality: African-American
    Ht: 5’ 8 ˝”
    Wt: 189-206
    Managed by Cal Working

    52-15-2 (36 KO)

    Reportedly 58 career wins

    1938
    Oct 4 Mussey DeLovaneza Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W TKO 2
    Oct 18 Suitcase Simpson Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W --
    Nov 15 Jack Marsette Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W --
    Dec 13 Johnny Shaw Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W --
    Dec 20 Johnny Foster Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 1

    1939
    Jan 11 Clay Rowan Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) -- --
    Jan 24 Clay Rowan Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) Sch.
    Feb 22 Bobby Seaman Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) L PTS 6
    Mar 8 Milton Kell Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W TKO 3
    May 9 Bobby Seaman Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W PTS 6
    Jun 20 Bobby Yannes Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 2
    Sep 12 Bobby Pancho Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W PTS 10
    Oct 31 Bobby Yannes Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 2
    Nov 7 Bobby Seaman Los Angeles, CA L PTS 10
    Dec 26 Big Boy Hogue Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 3

    1940
    Jan 9 Johnny “Bandit” Romero Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 9
    Jan 16 Lorenzo Pedro Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 4
    Feb 20 Angelo Puglisi Los Angeles, CA W KO 6
    Mar 26 Teddy Yarosz Los Angeles, CA W PTS 10
    May 3 Johnny “Bandit” Romero San Diego, CA W KO 4
    May 24 Johnny “Bandit” Romero San Diego, CA W KO 2
    Jul 1 Glen Lee Los Angeles, CA W KO 7
    Sep 17 Pancho Ramirez Wilmington, CA W KO 4
    Oct 2 Chief White Wilmington, CA W KO 2
    Dec 20 Junior Munsell Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) W KO 2

    1941
    Jan 31 Tommy Martin Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) W PTS 10
    Mar 17 Bob Pastor Hollywood, CA L PTS 10
    May 19 Tony Musto Los Angeles, CA (Wrigley Field) D PTS 10
    Jul 23 Bob Pastor Hollywood, CA L PTS 10
    Aug 26 Buddy Knox Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 1
    Sep 5 Neville “Tiger” Beech San Diego, CA W KO 3
    Oct 6 Abe Simon Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Ball Park) D PTS 10
    Dec 29 Irvin Proctor Baltimore, MD W PTS 10

    1942
    Feb 13 Henry Cooper Hollywood, CA W KO 2
    Mar 2 Pat Valentino San Francisco, CA W TKO 9
    May 11 Pat Valentino San Francisco, CA L PTS 10
    Sep 6 Ernie Nordman Las Vegas, NV (Legion Arena) W KO 3
    Oct 7 Gus D’Orazio Oakland, CA W KO 2
    Nov 17 Gus D’Orazio Philadelphia, PA (Arena) W PTS 10
    Dec 18 Ernie Nordman Portland, OR W KO 2

    1943
    Jan 19 Jack Marshall Los Angeles, CA W KO 2
    Feb 17 Eddie Blunt Oakland, CA W KO 10
    May 18 Clayton Worlds Los Angeles, CA W PTS 10
    Jul 16 Robert Jones Los Angeles, CA W KO 1
    Aug 3 Ben Moroz Los Angeles, CA W KO 2
    Aug 7 Elmer Ray San Diego, CA NC 2
    Aug 24 Elmer Ray Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 1
    Sep 6 Chuck Crowell Las Vegas, NV W KO 2
    Oct 12 Clayton Worlds Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W PTS 10

    1944
    Apr 11 Perk Daniels Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) L PTS 10
    May 23 Perk Daniels Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W PTS 10
    Jul 28 Lee Q. Murray New York, NY (Madison Square Garden) L PTS 10
    Sep 19 Al Hart Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) L KO 1

    1945
    Dec 7 Johnny Clark El Rio Stadium W PTS --
    --Army Bout
    1946
    Inactive

    1947
    Apr 29 Ralph Hooker Los Angeles, CA W KO 3
    May 20 Johnny Haynes Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 7
    Aug 5 Kid Riviera Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W KO 4
    Oct 7 Arturo Godoy Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W PTS 10

    1948
    Mar 9 Jimmy Bivins Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) L PTS 10
    Jun 29 Tony Bosnich Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W PTS 10
    Aug 13 Whitey Berlier Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) W KO 1
    Sep 14 Willie Bean Los Angeles, CA (Olympic Auditorium) W DQ 8
    Dec 20 Pat Valentino San Francisco, CA L PTS 15

    1949
    Feb 21 Roy Taylor San Francisco, CA (Civic Auditorium) W PTS 10
    Jul 22 Bill Petersen Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) W KO 2
    Oct 12 Lee Q. Murray Spokane, WA W KO 6
    Nov 18 Al Hart Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) W KO 2
    Dec 16 Al Spaulding Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) W KO 1

    1950
    Jan 27 John Holman Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) L PTS 10
    Jul 7 Frank Buford Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) L PTS 10
    Aug 15 Rex Layne Salt Lake City, UT L PTS 10
    Sep 15 Clarence Henry Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) L PTS 10

    1952
    May 17 Willie Bean Hollywood, CA (Legion Stadium) L TKO 7

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Luckett says Proctor fought Kid Tunero, not Turkey Thompson, on 12/29/41, so Bert changed the BoxRec record accordingly. Also, the correct date is Feb 21, 1939, for the Seaman bout.

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Turkey was one of the brightest young MIDDLEWEIGHTS I ever saw develop in California. He boxed frequently for us at Hollywood as a heavyweight, when he still had a devastating left hook that served him well, while almost tearing the head off the recipient. Who else ever had Bob Pastor down six times in one round?

    To elaborate somewhat on his record: The one-round kayo loss to Al Hart at the Olympic was very controversial. Hart, who was a splendid specimen in the Mr. Universe cut, dropped Turkey----no mistake there. But Thompson was fine, ready to continue, yet waited but a nano second too long to arise and the bout was called.

    Everytime I see Thompson's record I'm reminded of the terrible injustice done to one of his eternal opponents, Bobby Seamon. All that sharp prospect was asked to do, in a span of some 9 months, was to beat Thompson in a first meeting, then take him on again (a loss), follow up with an outdoor loss to Holman Williams on the Louis-Roper title show, then lose a third bout with Thompson and follow that with another loss to Archie Moore. Best that can be said, as a token consolation, is that Bobby won over Turkey in their fourth and final fight.

    For whatever reason---the road to oblivion is oft-times strewn with shattered prospects.

    hap navarro

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Sorry, folks!

    Seems I got one too many bouts between Turkey and Seamon in a previous post. Too many "Bobbys" fogged my vision (along with old age, that is). But I hope you got the point.

    hap

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Anyone find out if
    Albert"Turkey"Thompson
    is still around?
    (born December.1919)
    Which would make him 91 years old now.

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by brutu
    Anyone find out if
    Albert"Turkey"Thompson
    is still around?
    (born December.1919)
    Which would make him 91 years old now.
    Thompson died years ago.....

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Joe Louis was supposed to do an exhibition with Turkey Thompson at the Olympic auditorium May.10.1949,but it was canceled.

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    He sure looks big for even a one time rmiddeweight.
    Even bigger then Randy Turpin did.
    In that second photo,he looks a little like Anderson Silva of the MMA.

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    Re: Turkey Thompson

    Since i asked the question over 2 years ago,boxrec has since listed him as passing away sometime in June 1984.
    They didnt list the source for this info though.

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