Age 17 boxer started his career on November 1946 building a record of 48-8-1 over 4 years, last fighting 0 ago in December 1950. He started his best winning streak on November 1946 however, this came to an end on July 1947. In this period he won a total of 11 fights.
An explosive pro debut saw West face George Junior in a 4 round debut fight. Sonny boy became only the 2nd person to stop Junior shy of the full distance, stopping him in the 2nd. West continued his mostly successful career with numerous fights following his debut against boxers including Maxie Shapiro, Jimmy Mcallister and Johnny Forte. Fights included fighting 2 times in 1946 and 11 times in 1948.
Taking the first knock of his career, West fought Harry Lasane on August 11th, 1947 and was defeated by Lasane. West's first defeat came over the full distance against Harry Lasane on August 11th, 1947. The fight went to the judges in a PTS loss for West. West then went on to win a further 32 fights taking his record to 39 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.
West lost to Ike Williams in his next fight. Taking place on February 17th, 1950, West's career record after this fight stood at 39-5-1. West was beaten by Ike Williams in the 8th round. The win came via KO in the 8th round. This was West's first stoppage defeat. West then went on to win a further 3 fights taking his record to 41 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw.
West went into his next career fight with a record of 41-6-1 and took this to 42 wins with a win against Bob Sandberg on May 9th, 1950. Becoming the first person to stop Bob Sandberg, West beat Sandberg via TKO in the 5th round of a 8 round fight. West's win streak of 42 rose to 47 following 5 wins against boxers such as Eddie Giosa, Charley Salas, Sammy Angott and 2 others.
Pushing his career further, West fought Billy Justine on December 4th, 1950 adding to his winning record. In 1950 West fought his next opponent in Billy Justine. A challenging 10 round fight that ended in West's favour as the judges awarded West the SD victory. West was the 12th person to defeat Justine.
West's next defeat of his career came against Percy Bassett on December 20th, 1950. This turned out to be West's final career fight. Bassett became the 2nd person to stop West in round 7 of a 10 round fight via KO.