Sylvester Perkins (age 21) was a orthodox boxer with a record of 37 wins, 14 losses, 2 draws. Starting his career on April 1947 at age 21, Sylvester Perkins fought 53 times over 7 years as a pro. Perkins's longest win streak is 8 fights between April 1947 and July 1947. His longest KO streak in his 53 fights is 3 fights long.
Showing his superior boxing ability in an impressive debut, Perkins picked up the win against Jim edward Lee and became only one of 4 people to have taken him the full 4 round distance. Perkins's rise in boxing continued with 29 fights against fighters such as Tommy Yarosz, Lloyd Gibson and Vicente Villavicencio. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
Pushing his career further, Perkins fought Ringo Harris on May 4th, 1948 adding to his winning record. Showing his class against Harris, Perkins was the 2nd person to go the distance with this opponent. 13 wins followed where Perkins went on to fight Tommy Yarosz, Vicente Villavicencio and Lloyd Gibson amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Perkins went into his next fight against Artie Towne on March 25th, 1949 with a career record of 26-7-1. Towne upset Perkins, stopping him in the 2nd round and becoming only the 2nd person to stop Perkins. 3 wins followed where Perkins went on to be the 5th person to defeat Pat Mccafferty, 6th person to go the distance with Frankie Daniels and 11th person to beat Henry Brimm.
Perkins's next defeat of his career came against Bob Satterfield on November 18th, 1949 taking his career record to 29-8-1. Perkins fought Bob Satterfield and was defeated via TKO in the 10 round bout. This was Perkins's 3rd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 2nd round. Perkins then went on to fight a further 2 fights taking his record to 30-9-1
On January 24th, 1950, Perkins took on and was defeated by Tommy Yarosz meaning his career tally went to 30-10-1. A valiant but fruitless effort for Perkins. Perkins fell just short and was defeated by Yarosz over the full 10 round distance. Fights against boxers including Bob Amos, George Sherman and George Sherman followed where he won 8 fights taking his winning streak to 36 wins.
Jesse Turner was next in line for Perkins where unfortunately, he was defeated on March 11th, 1953 taking his record to 36-12-2. Turner upset Perkins in a 10 round fight, stopping him in the 9th round and becoming only the 4th person to stop Perkins.
On August 4th, 1954, Perkins took on and was defeated by Bobby Boyd meaning his career tally went to 37-14-2 This proved to be one fight too many for Perkins's career, Boyd was the victor becoming only the 6th person to stop Perkins. TKO in the 5th. Perkins decided to call it a day after this fight.