With a career lasting 11 years, southpaw Thad Spencer started off his career at age 17 on May 1960, last fighting in 0 and building a record of 32-13-1. Spencer in his 46 fights. The longest win streak that Spencer has ever recorded was between May 1960 and October 1963 when it totaled 12 wins. Spencer's longest KO streak is 4 fights long.
In a memorable debut Spencer gained a TKO win against Frankie Rowe in a 4 round contest, becoming the 9th person to stop Rowe. Spencer's rise in boxing continued with 23 fights against fighters such as Jefferson Davis, Otis Lee and John Riggins. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
The first defeat of Spencer's career came against Shirley Pembleton on July 1st, 1961. This took his career record to 6-1-0. Taking the first setback of his career, the July 1st, 1961 Pembleton defeat went the full distance and ended via PTS. Spencer then went on to win a further 17 fights taking his record to 22 wins, 2 losses and 0 draw.
Taking a knock to his career, Spencer fought and was defeated by Amos Lincoln on December 15th, 1964 taking his record to 22-3-0. Spencer faced the first stoppage of his career against Amos Lincoln in the 9th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. Spencer continued his success in the next 8 fights taking his record to 29 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws.
Bill Mcmurray was next in line for Spencer where unfortunately, he was defeated on September 13th, 1966 taking his record to 29-5-0. Spencer was stopped by Bill Mcmurray in the 7th round of a 12 round fight via TKO. It was Spencer's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career. 3 wins followed for Spencer including being the 6th person to stop Amos Lincoln, 6th person to beat Ernie Terrell and 8th person to defeat Doug Jones.
Taking a knock to his career, Spencer fought and was defeated by Jerry Quarry on February 3rd, 1968 taking his record to 32-6-0. Spencer fought Jerry Quarry and was defeated via TKO in the 12 round bout. This was Spencer's 3rd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 12th round. With a probably less than successful career to date, 6 fights followed for Spencer including against 4th stoppage defeat to Leotis Martin, 5th stoppage defeat to Billy Walker and 6th stoppage defeat to Mac Foster taking his record to 32-11-1.
Ron Stander was next in line for Spencer where unfortunately, he was defeated on April 23rd, 1971 taking his record to 32-12-1. Continuing his career, Spencer fought and was defeated next by Ron Stander in 1971 over 10 rounds. Spencer was the 5th person to go the distance with Ron Stander.
On June 7th, 1971, Spencer took on and was defeated by Tony Doyle meaning his career tally went to 32-13-1 This was a disappointing end to Spencer's career, losing to the better man in Doyle over a 10 round fight. This was the last time Spencer fought.