Roscoe Toles (age 16) was a NA boxer with a record of 41 wins, 10 losses, 6 draws. Starting his career on October 1931 at age 16, Roscoe Toles fought 57 times over 18 years as a pro. The longest win streak that Toles has ever recorded was between October 1931 and April 1950 when it totaled 8 wins. Toles's longest KO streak is 4 fights long.
It didn't take Toles long to get accustomed to the pro style of fighting. Becoming the first person to go the distance with Claude Ferguson in a successful pro debut. Toles continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 29 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Patsy Perroni, Charlie Belanger and Jimmy Adamick followed including once in 1931, once in 1932 and 25 times between 1933 and 1939.
The first defeat of Toles's career came against Jack Trammell on November 14th, 1933. This took his career record to 2-1-0. Toles faced the first defeat of his career against Jack Trammell in the 1st round of a 6 round fight via KO. Fights against boxers including Les Schulte, Charlie Belanger and Steve Dudas followed where he won 12 fights taking his winning streak to 10 wins.
Tony Cancela was Toles's next fight on February 12th, 1937 and also the next win in his career via TKO. This took his record to 11-4-1 showing a mainly successful career to date. The 10 round fight ended in the 1st round via TKO crowning Toles as only the 3rd to stop Cancela in his career. Toles's win streak of 11 rose to 16 following 5 wins against boxers such as Isidoro Gastanaga, Arturo Godoy, Harry Thomas and 2 others.
Keeping his losses at 5, Toles fought on September 28th, 1938 beating Jimmy Adamick via KO. This took his record to 17-5-2 showing quite the successful career to date. Toles's fight against Jimmy Adamick came in the 2nd round of a 10 round fight via KO. Toles became the first person to stop Adamick. Fights against boxers Gunnar Barlund followed taking his record to 18-6-2
Pushing his career further, Toles fought Gus Dorazio on January 13th, 1939 adding to his winning record. Dorazio was a worthy challenger but Toles was too much and became the first person to stop Dorazio via TKO during round 7. 24 wins followed where Toles went on to fight Johnny Whiters, Patsy Perroni and Charlie Belanger amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Toles kept his losses at 10 by beating Big boy Brown on November 12th, 1948. Brown was stopped in the 8th round via TKO meaning Toles was the 6th person to stop this opponent.
Ensuring he added another win to his tally, Roscoe Toles defeated Bill Petersen on April 18th, 1950 in his latest fight. Ending on a high, Toles showed he still had what it takes as a pro in this final career fight, becoming only the 35th person to beat Petersen over the 10 round distance.