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Marvin Camel

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  • Nickname: None
  • Date of Birth: 24th December 1951 (72 years old)
  • Retired: 11th June 1990 (Career length: 16 years 11 months)
  • Status: Retired
  • Nationality: USA Flag USA
  • Birthplace: Ronan, Montana, USA Flag Ronan, Montana, USA
  • Residence: Missoula, Montana, USA Flag Missoula, Montana, USA
  • Division: Cruiserweight
  • Height: 188cm
  • Reach: 201cm
  • Stance: Southpaw
  • BoxRec: Marvin Camel
  • Debut: 25th June 1973


Camel challenged Mate Parlov for the vacant WBC world cruiserweight title in Split, Croatia in 1979, the decision a 15 round draw. He won the return by unanimous decision at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas 3 months later. He lost the title to Carlos De Leon in his first defence and failed in a rematch, being KO'd in 8 rounds in 1982. Camel won the vacant IBF world cruiserweight title against Roddy MacDonald in December 1983 but was unlucky to lose it on a 14th round cut against Lee Roy Murphy 10 months later. Camel was ahead on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage.