Born October 26, 1928 – Calabash, N.C. – Boxed 130 amateur bouts won 116 and lost 14 – Won the Golden Gloves in Wilmington – 1948 – Won the Golden Gloves in Raleigh – 1948 – Won the Carolinas Golden Gloves in Charlotte, N.C. 1955-57 and 58 – Represented the Carolinas in the New York finals for these three years. Boxed Nat Dixon in the New York Gloves final in one of the greatest bouts of all time as written in the New York Daily News by Jack Smith – Boxed 36 professional bouts won 27 and lost 7 – Thomas boxed a number of top contenders during his professional career Charlie Norkus, Bob Baker, Buster Mathis, Neil Wallace, just to name a few – Thomas and the Wallace bout at the Charlotte Coliseum 1959 was one of the all time professional bouts ever held in the South, Rocky Marciano was the guest referee.

Back To List