Ron Stander

Ron Stander (born October 17, 1944) is a retired professional boxer, who fought from 1969 to 1982. The highlight of Stander's pro career came on May 25, 1972 when he challenged for the world heavyweight championship in Omaha, Nebraska. Stander lost to champion Joe Frazier by fifth-round technical knockout when the ring doctor stopped the fight after the fourth round. Prior to his unsuccessful match versus Frazier, Stander had scored a fifth-round knockout victory over hard-punching Earnie Shavers in 1970, and a decision win over contender Thad Spencer in 1971. An award-winning documentary titled "The Bluffs Butcher," after his adopted hometown of Council Bluffs, IA, produced by journalism student Andrew Batt, was released in 2004. The documentary told the story of Iowa's arguably best shot at a World Heavyweight Boxing Title and chronicled Stander's journey from virtual unknown to boxing's largest stage.

Ron Stander
Statistics
Real nameRonald Stander
Nickname(s)The Council Bluffs Butcher
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1944-10-17) October 17, 1944 (age 76)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights61
Wins37
Wins by KO28
Losses21
Draws3
No contests0

Frazier-Stander FightEdit

Ron Stander was largely an unknown commodity when he was given the opportunity to fight for the world heavyweight title in Omaha. It marked the first time a world heavyweight title fight had been held in Nebraska. Stander had a solid 23-1-1 record entering the bout and was clearly the fans' favorite based on the huge, enthusiastic ovation he received when he was introduced. Frazier was the undefeated champion and entered the ring as a 10-1 betting favorite. He was booed after being introduced. Both men employed the same aggressive fighting style of pushing forward and fighting at close quarters, which made for an exciting contest. Stander was quite competitive in the first round, even buckling Frazier's knees with one blow late in the round. However, by the second round, Frazier's superiority in class began to show and the champion was getting the better of the frequent exchanges. In the third round Frazier opened a cut on the bridge of Stander's nose and severely staggered him late in the round. Stander was not knocked down, however. By the fourth round Stander was bleeding profusely from the cut and again was badly staggered towards the end of the round as Frazier landed numerous telling blows to Stander's face. Between rounds four and five the fight was stopped by veteran referee Zack Clayton on the advice of the ring doctor. Officially Frazier was credited with a victory by a fifth-round technical knockout.

Professional boxing recordEdit

38 Wins (29 knockouts, 9 decisions), 21 Losses (9 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Draws[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 38–21–3   Otis Bates PTS 10 July 6, 1982   Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Loss 38–20–3   Les Myers TKO 6 October 24, 1981   Dodge City, Kansas, United States
Loss 38–19–3   Jeff May UD 4 June 25, 1981   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Draw 38–18–3   Otis Bates PTS 10 July 27, 1980   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 38–18–2   Jeff Shelburg PTS 10 May 24, 1980   Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Loss 38–17–2   James Tillis TKO 7 March 3, 1980   Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 38–16–2   Scott Frank TKO 1 January 8, 1980   Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Loss 38–15–2   Tom Fischer PTS 10 August 24, 1979   Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 38–14–2   Jim Pearish TKO 5 August 16, 1979   North Platte, Nebraska, United States
Loss 37–14–2   James Dixon UD 12 June 25, 1979   Omaha, Nebraska, United States Midlands Heavyweight Title.
Loss 37–13–2   James Dixon UD 10 April 28, 1979   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 37–12–2   Rick Howe TKO 5 April 3, 1979   Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Win 36–12–2   Charles Atlas KO 1 November 29, 1978   Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 35–12–2   Charley Polite UD 10 October 25, 1978   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 34–12–2   Bill Jackson KO 1 July 26, 1978   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 33–12–2   Jesus Montes KO 3 June 20, 1978   Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 32–12–2   Clyde Mudgett TKO 4 March 23, 1978   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 31–12–2   Horace Robinson KO 5 November 30, 1977   White Plains, New York, United States
Win 31–11–2   Raul Hernandez KO 4 November 15, 1977   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 30–11–2   Boone Kirkman TKO 7 July 19, 1977   Seattle, Washington, United States
Loss 30–10–2   Gerrie Coetzee KO 8 July 17, 1976   Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa
Win 30–9–2   Beau Williford KO 3 June 1, 1976   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 29–9–2   Ken Norton TKO 5 April 30, 1976   Landover, Maryland, United States
Win 29–8–2   Jesus Montes KO 3 January 26, 1976   Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Win 28–8–2   Willie Jackson KO 1 January 6, 1976   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 27–8–2   Scott LeDoux UD 10 December 10, 1975   Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Win 27–7–2   Terry Daniels TKO 1 November 20, 1975   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 26–7–2   Morris Jackson TKO 2 September 4, 1975   Omaha, Nebraska, United States Iowa/Nebraska Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 0:58 of the second round.
Win 25–7–2   Bruce Scott TKO 2 August 5, 1975   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 24–7–2   Fred Askew UD 10 May 7, 1975   Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 24–6–2   Rodney Bobick UD 10 July 31, 1974   Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Draw 24–5–2   Morris Jackson PTS 10 March 22, 1974   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 24–5–1   Charlie James PTS 10 February 19, 1974   Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Hawaii Heavyweight Title.
Loss 24–4–1   Jeff Merritt TKO 3 November 28, 1973   Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 24–3–1   Walker Smith TKO 3 September 10, 1973   Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Loss 23–3–1   John Jordan UD 10 March 29, 1973   Portland, Maine, United States
Loss 23–2–1   Joe Frazier TKO 5 May 25, 1972   Omaha, Nebraska, United States WBC/WBA World Heavyweight Titles.
Win 23–1–1   Johnny Mac UD 10 March 20, 1972   Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Win 22–1–1   Mike Boswell UD 10 February 14, 1972   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Loss 21–1–1   Rico Brooks SD 10 January 22, 1972   Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 21–0–1   Clyde Brown TKO 3 December 20, 1971   Elgin, Illinois, United States
Win 20–0–1   Jesse Crown KO 3 October 26, 1971   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 19–0–1   Manuel Ramos UD 10 August 26, 1971   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 18–0–1   Jack O'Halloran UD 10 July 29, 1971   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 17–0–1   Lee Carr KO 6 May 24, 1971   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 16–0–1   Thad Spencer UD 10 April 23, 1971   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 15–0–1   Frank Bullard KO 6 March 30, 1971   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 14–0–1   Joe Murphy Goodwin KO 1 November 3, 1970   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Draw 13–0–1   Manuel Ramos PTS 10 September 17, 1970   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 13–0   Bill Hardney KO 1 August 28, 1970   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 12–0   Ray Ellis TKO 3 July 17, 1970   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 11–0   Eddie Dembry UD 8 June 8, 1970   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 10–0   Earnie Shavers KO 5 May 11, 1970   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 9–0   Woody Parks TKO 1 April 9, 1970   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 8–0   Joe Harris KO 4 March 23, 1970   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–0   Lee Powell KO 1 March 2, 1970   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 6–0   Roy Rodriguez UD 6 January 29, 1970   Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Win 5–0   Joe Byrd PTS 6 December 19, 1969   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 4–0   Wilbert Elbert KO 1 November 17, 1969   Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Win 3–0   Lee Estes TKO 2 September 29, 1969   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 2–0   Red Ferris KO 1 August 15, 1969   Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 1–0   Bobby Street KO 1 August 7, 1969   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Professional debut

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BoxRec - Ron Stander".

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