Gene Fullmer Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Gene Fullmer (Lawrence Gene Fullmer, Cyclone, The )

Last Updated: 20 Jul, 2023 | Views: 473

Age: 83

Profession: Boxer

Famous For: Boxing's most brilliant pound-for-pound fighter

Higher Education: Graduated

Gene Fullmer Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
21 Jul, 1931 (83 Years 09 Months 6 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
Utah

Birth District
West Jordan

Birth Sign
Cancer

Religion
Christianity

Nationalities
American

Died on
27 Apr, 2015

Cause of Death
Bacterial Infection

Gene Fullmer Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Lawrence Gene Fullmer was a popular boxer born on July 21, 1931. He was the World Middleweight champion. Since 1951, Fullmer has won 29 of his 30 professional fights, 19 of them by knockout. He was managed by his mentor, Marv Jenson, for most of his career, who encouraged many young people in West Jordan, Utah, to become amateur boxers.  On January 2, 1963, Fullmer lost his middleweight title to Dick Tiger via unanimous decision. This would be Fullmer's final professional fight.
Gene Fullmer Career:
• 1951: Gene Fullmer turned professional at the age of 19 on September 17, 1951, with a victory over Chico Vejar.
• 1957: On January 2, 1957, Fullmer faced Carmen Basilio for the vacant NBA middleweight title and won by unanimous decision.
• 1957-1958: Fullmer defended his NBA middleweight title against the likes of Basilio and Spider Webb during this period.
• 1959: On January 2, 1959, Fullmer faced Sugar Ray Robinson for the second time and defeated him via unanimous decision to retain his NBA middleweight title.
• 1960: Fullmer faced Robinson for the third time on May 1, 1960, and lost by a split decision, relinquishing his NBA middleweight title.
• 1961: On September 23, 1961, Fullmer fought and defeated Robinson for the fourth and final time, winning unanimously to become the new undisputed middleweight champion.
• 1962: Fullmer defended his middleweight title against Benny Paret and Terry Downes this year.
Gene Fullmer Unknown facts:
• Iron Man Chin: Gene Fullmer was renowned for his exceptional durability and chin, earning him the nickname "The Iron Man." 
• Rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson: Fullmer had a notable rivalry with the legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. They faced each other in three memorable bouts. 
• Retirement and Later Life: Fullmer retired from boxing in 1963 with a professional record of 55 wins (24 by knockout), 6 losses, and 3 draws. 

Gene Fullmer Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 173 cm
In Meters 1.73 m
In Feet & Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 73 kg
In Pounds 160 Ibs

Eye Color
Black

Hair Color
Black

Gene Fullmer Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Lawrence William Fullmer

Mother's Name
Mary Emma

Spouse
Karen Davey, Dolores Holt, Karen Fullmer

Brother(s)
Don Fullmer, Jay Fullmer

Sister(s)
Jay Lamar Fullmer

Son(s)
Delaun, Bart

Daughter(s)
Marianne, Kaye

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