Fritzie Zivic

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Fritzie Zivic
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Real nameFerdinand Henry John Zivcich
Nickname(s)The Croat Comet
Mr. "Tough-on-Tough"
Weight(s) Welterweight world champion
Lightweight early competitor
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Reach5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American Croat
Born(1913-05-08)May 8, 1913
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 16, 1984 (aged 71)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights233
Wins158
Wins by KO81
Losses65
Draws10

Fritzie Zivic (May 8, 1913 in Pittsburgh, United States May 16, 1984), born as Ferdinand Henry John Zivcich (Croatian : Živčić), was an American boxer who held the world welterweight championship from October 4, 1940, until July 29, 1941. [1] His managers included Luke Carney, and later, after 1942, Louis Stokan. [2] [3]

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Early life

Zivic was born the youngest son of immigrant parents; his father was Croatian, his mother, Mary Kepele was Slovenian. As a young man, he followed the example of his four elder brothers, who boxed, and became known as the "Fighting Zivics". His brothers Pete and Jack, the first and second born, went to the 1920 Antwerp Olympics in 1920. Referring to his youth in the rough, tribal, and crowded Ninth Ward of Lawrenceville, Zivic later said, "You either had to fight or stay in the house. We went out." [4] [5]

Professional career

Against one of his most skilled early opponents, Zivic defeated Charley Burley, fellow Pittsburgh boxer, for the only time on March 21, 1938, in their hometown. Characteristic of Zivic's later boxing, he dominated the in-fighting. [6] Burley started well, but in the later rounds, the more experienced Zivic scored with rights hooks to the midsection and pulled Burley in during clinches to reduce Burley's long range game. [7] In two other meetings, in June 1938, and July 1939, Zivic lost in ten round unanimous decisions. [8] The well managed Burley would amass an impressive record of eighty-three with only twelve losses in his career.

Zivic lost to Billy Conn, 1939 world light heavyweight champion, on December 28, 1936 before 5,163 in a ten-round split decision at Duquesne Gardens in Pittsburgh. In a relatively close bout, the referee scored for Zivic with 5 rounds to 4 for Conn, but both judges scored for Conn. About a minute into the third, Conn struck Zivic with a right to the chest that slowed him somewhat for the rest of the fight, though his effort was still considerable. In the first five rounds, Conn took considerable punishment, and the scoring favored Zivic, if not unanimously. [9] Conn showed more energy, and footwork, and in the later rounds his long, punishing left scored consistent points against Zivic in long range fighting. Conn, at 6' 2", enjoyed around two inches of reach advantage over Zivic, which he used more frequently in later rounds. The bout included no knockdowns but in the fourth and fifth rounds, Zivic caught Conn on the ropes and belted him about head and body til it appeared a knockout was a possible outcome. From the sixth to the tenth, Conn fought more from a distance and in the eighth and ninth boxed brilliantly, using feints and footwork and his long, solid left. Zivic went to the body with hooks and crosses but failed to fatigue Conn who fought on and gained points. In an action packed tenth, Zivic first went inside and fought toe to toe with Conn, eventually getting him against the ropes, but Conn went back to boxing at long range and removed some of the loss in points he had suffered during the infighting, keeping the round close. [10]

Zivic defeated Johnny Jadick, former junior welterweight champion, on February 11, 1937 in a six-round knockout at Duquesne Garden in Pittsburgh. In a decisive victory, Zivic had Jadick down for a nine count in the first round, but let up some in the next three. He put Jadick down again at the end of the second for a count of five, before the bell sounded. Jadick took the count of ten from a blow by Zivic, 1:16 into the sixth round. [11] Zivic had previously lost to Jadick in a ten-round points decision in Washington in February 1935.

On January 20, 1939, Zivic defeated Jackie Burke, former holder of the Utah's Intermountain Welterweight Title, and Pacific Southwest Welterweight Title, in a ten-round mixed decision at the Colliseum in St. Louis. Uppercuts to the head of Burke during the frequent infighting determined the outcome of the fight, and though both boxers got in telling blows, there were no knockdowns. In a close bout, the referee scored 51 to 49 for Zivic, and though one judge scored a draw, the remaining judge scored 53-47 in Zivic's favor. [12]

He notably defeated Sammy Angott, reigning NBA lightweight champion, in a non-title bout on August 29, 1940, in a ten-round unanimous decision at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. The bout was part of an elimination match to determine who would face Henry Armstrong for his world welterweight title. Zivic took the last six of the ten rounds. [13] According to Zivic later, his purse of $3,200 for the win, was the largest he had yet received. [5]

Taking the world welterweight title against Henry Armstrong, October, 1940

In the most significant win of his career, Zivic upset Henry "Hammering Hank" Armstrong on October 4, 1940 in a fifteen-round decision before 12,081 at Madison Square Garden, taking the world welterweight title despite being a 4-1 underdog. He started by scoring with short right uppercuts in the early rounds. By the ninth, Armstrong's left eye was a slit, and his right nearly as swollen, allowing Zivic to easily dance away when Armstrong attempted to mount a desperate clumsy attempt at a knockout in the final round. Zivic mounted a slow effective attack, but held no wide margin, as the referee and both judges awarded him eight of the fifteen rounds in the close bout. The Associated Press gave Zivic nine rounds with Armstrong six. Zivic did not take a points lead until the sixth and seventh when he banged away with short, accurate, right uppercuts. [14]

According to Zivic's account, the first bout with Armstrong included questionable tactics and fouls. Zivic claimed Armstrong started out fighting that way, noting, "Henry's givin' me the elbows and the shoulders and the top of the head, and I can give that stuff back pretty good, but I don't dare to or maybe they'll throw me out of the ring." [15] By the seventh round, Zivic had had enough, and began responding in kind. At least one source noted that the referee, aware of the rough fighting that could be called as fouls gave up, and allowed the combatants to fight using whatever methods they were comfortable with, barring obvious fouls. [16]

Winning title rematch with Henry Armstrong, January, 1941

In his most memorable victory, he won the world welterweight title rematch with Hank Armstrong in a twelfth-round technical knockout, at Madison Square Garden, on January 17, 1941. It was the first knockout ever registered against Armstrong in his stellar career as a multiple weight class champion. The impressive crowd of 23,190 fans, considered the largest indoor crowd ever to see a professional boxing match, witnessed Armstrong, the former welterweight champion, nearly helpless when the referee called the match 52 seconds into the twelfth round. As early as the first round, Zivic jabbed easily at Armstrong's open face, and then looped in uppercuts. The United Press gave Armstrong only the third and the eleventh. In the third, Armstrong was able to stagger Zivic briefly with hard hooks to the head. As the bout wore on, Armstrong tired badly, and was continuously the victim of Zivic's short uppercuts, which snapped back his head. He was down in the sixth for a no-count from a right uppercut by Zivic. In the eighth, the referee stopped to examine the cuts on Armstrong caused by the battering he took in the round.

Armstrong made a valiant effort in the eleventh with a barrage of hooks to the head and body of Zivic, allowing him to take the round. Armstrong caught Zivic in a corner and battered him with short jarring blows and then landed a right to the face, but it was a last valiant effort. The ring doctor examined Armstrong after the round ended, and allowed him to continue, but the referee stopped the fight in the twelfth when Zivic lashed his left repeatedly at the face of Armstrong. [17] [8] [18]

Losing the world welterweight title against Fred "Red" Cochran, July, 1941

Zivic lost his world welterweight title in a fifteen-round decision against Red Cochran before 10,000 fans on July 29, 1941 at Rupert Stadium in Newark, NJ. Cochrane effectively threw left hooks to the belly against the straight rights of Zivic. He butted Zivic with his head, when Zivic attempted to illegally put an arm around his neck to hammer him with his left. In a back-alley brawl type of fighting, Cochrane threw a left hook into Zivic's groin after he claimed to have been continuously thumbed in the eye by Zivic, though the resulting penalty call gave the round to Zivic. Zivic's late comeback attempt in the final five rounds was not overlooked by the press, as many considered him obtaining more points in each of the last five rounds. [19] The referee gave Cochran seven rounds, four to Zivic, and four even, with the single judge scoring the same. The United Press, however gave six rounds to each boxer, with three as draws. Most believed Cochrane's ability to force the fighting throughout and land more telling blows made him deserve the close decision. [20]

Immediately after his loss of the title, on September 15, 1941, Zivic achieved a fifth-round knockout of Milt Aaron in the feature match at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field, before an appreciative hometown audience of 24,972 fans. As Aron was trying to exit a corner of the ring, Zivic knocked him out with a bolo punch, a crossing right hand smash to the jaw, 1:58 into the fifth. [21] Typical of Zivic's rough style of boxing, he excelled in the infighting in the first four rounds. [22] Zivic had previously lost to Aron in an eight-round knockout on December 27, 1939. In the exciting match, Aron was down three times in round two, but Aron put Zivic down once in the seventh. After taking a beating in the eighth, Zivic uncorked a terrific right that caught Zivic squarely on his jaw putting him down, then sealed the deal after he got up with a left and right on the chin for the count. [23]

Boxing highlights after loss of the title, Sugar Ray Robinson, Beau Jack, Jake Lamotta, Beau Montgomery

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Sugar Ray Robinson

He lost to the great Sugar Ray Robinson, a future Hall of Famer, on January 16, 1942 in a tenth-round technical knockout before 15,745 fans at Madison Square Garden. Robinson used blinding speed in the opening rounds to overwhelm Zivic. He took the sixth with sharp lefts, but Zivic clearly won the seventh with hooks to the midsection. Robinson dropped Zivic with a long right overhand smash late in the ninth, and floored him with a two fisted attack in the tenth. Zivic was trying to get to his feet at the count of six, but the referee stopped the bout 31 seconds into the round before he could fully rise. In what was scored as a close bout, the Associated Press gave Robinson five of the nine, while Zivic took three and one was even. It was only the second time Zivic had been stopped before the end of a bout. Impressively, for Robinson, it was his twenty-seventh straight win, with twenty-one via knockout. [24]

Zivic defeated Italian boxer "Izzy" Anthony Jannazzo on March 9, 1942, leaving Janazzo unable to return to the ring for the fifth round at Duquesne Gardens in Pittsburgh. Zivic swarmed all over Janazzo in the first, closing Januzzo's eye in the second, and firing at it in the third and fourth, till Januzzo, unable to see, failed to answer the fifth round bell. [25] A skilled middleweight, Januzzo had contended for the world welterweight title against Barney Ross in November 1936 at Madison Square Garden.

On April 13, 1942, Zivic defeated Jewish Canadian boxer Maxie Berger, former holder of the Montreal Athletic Commission's Junior World Welterweight Title, in a ten-round points decision at Duquesne Gardens in Pittsburgh. A crowd of 5,000 watched Zivic knock Berger to the canvas a total of seven times, over the fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth. Berger rallied in the tenth to keep he round even in scoring. Berger's toughest round was the sixth when he was down for counts of nine, eight, and two. [26] In the fourth, Berger was hit by a low right from Zivic, and changed to more defensive tactics afterward, which reduced the slight points advantage he may have held in the first three rounds. With the exception of the seventh, the fifth through the eighth were all Zivic's who gained a strong lead in points. [27]

He defeated Lew Jenkins, a 1940 world lightweight champion, on May 25, 1942, before 12,134 fans, in a decisive ten-round technical knockout in Pittsburgh. With sharp, rapid two fisted punching, Zivic carved Jenkins' face severely, connecting often. His ripping rights and left hooks opened two old cuts on Jenkins' face early in the bout. [28] After the ninth, a ring doctor refused to allow a badly battered and bleeding Jenkins to return to the ring for the tenth round. Though not officially considered knockdowns, five times in the second, sixth, and eighth rounds, Jenkins spun around and fell to the canvas. [29] He had drawn with Jenkins on December 20, 1940 in a ten-round points decision at the fabled Madison Square Garden. [8]

Losses to lightweight champion Beau Jack, February, March 1943

Zivic lost to reigning world lightweight champion and future Hall of Fame boxer, Beau Jack in a non-title bout on March 5, 1943 in a unanimous but close twelve-round decision in Madison Square Garden before a crowd of 8,813. All three of the judges gave Zivic five rounds in the bout. In the bitterly contested brawl, both boxers lost a round for low blows. Zivic took the sixth, uncharacteristically fighting at long range, but the seventh was closer with a slight edge for Jack. Oddly, Zivic took a beating in the eighth but won the round on a foul, while Jack took punishment in the ninth, but also won the bout on a foul. Zivic took the tenth, but the eleventh and twelfth appeared even because of Jack's strong efforts and last attempts at a knockout. Zivic enjoyed a ten-pound weight advantage as well as an advantage in reach of around two inches. [30] Zivic had lost to Jack two months earlier on February 5, 1943, and though Beau was a 3-1 favorite, Zivic had nearly come out ahead of the twelve-round decision before an impressive 21,240 at Madision Square Garden. [31] A low blow in the eighth round made by Zivic cost him the round in the close bout and caused some controversy. The Associated Press gave five rounds to Jack, four to Zivic, and one even. If not for the foul call against Zivic in the eighth, the AP scoring would have been a draw, though the official ring judges considered Jack the victor by a slightly larger margin. [32]

Victory over Jake LaMotta, July, 1943

He defeated the great Jake LaMotta only once in a fifteen-round split decision in Pittsburgh on July 12, 1943 before a crowd of 15,562. LaMotta at twenty, ten years younger than Zivic, rushed and landed clean blows throughout the bout, but Zivic scored with his signature left jab, and retained his strength till the tenth round, when he opened up on LaMotta with frequent blows. In the fifth and sixth, Zivic scored well with his left, but was behind in the early rounds, particularly taking a beating in the first. The boxers appeared to fight cautiously realizing the power of their opponent. [33] Zivic had dropped a bout in the previous month to LaMotta in a ten-round split decision, another close bout in Pittsburgh. Zivic lost in two other meetings, one in January 1944, despite LaMotta losing two rounds from low blows, and one in November 1943 in a relatively close bout in Madison Square Garden.

Zivic lost to reigning NYSAC world lightweight champion Bob Montgomery on August 23, 1943 in a non-title, ten round unanimous decision at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. In a decisive loss, the referee and one judge scored eight rounds for Montgomery, two for Zivic, though the second judge gave only five rounds to Montgomery with three to Zivic, and two even. [8]

Zivic first lost to Freddy Archer on March 29, 1944 in a ten-round points decision at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. Though Zivic was favored at 7-5, Archer mounted a relentless attack which at its best featured stinging left hooks to the head and body. Archer took a points lead early with a smashing away with both hands, causing Zivic to retreat or tie him up in clinches. With a clear margin of victory, the referee gave Archer six rounds, with only the fourth and seventh to Zivic, and the sixth and ninth even. Though going into the seventh, Zivic scored with one of his strongest left and rights to the head, Archer shook them off and finished the round without allowing Zivic to close for a knockout. [34]

Before a respectable crowd of 10,000, in a ten-round split decision on June 26, 1944, Zivic lost to 1946 world welterweight contender black boxer Tommy Bell, who had to come from behind to take Zivic in the closing rounds. Zivic was serving as a Private in the Army Air Corps, and had been away from the ring for three months. In the opening rounds, Bell was schooled by Zivic, who made him constantly miss and dominated at close quarters. The referee and one judge gave only two rounds to Zivic, but the Associated Press saw differently, scoring four for Bell with only three for Zivic with three even. Bell, a quality opponent who would challenge Robinson for the world welterweight title in 1946, made his thirty-eighth consecutive win with the victory. [35] While still in the Army, Zivic defeated Billy Arnold on January 5, 1945 in a convincing eight round mixed decision at Madison Square Garden before an impressive house of 16,923. Zivic, now a Corporal, took a points lead with upper-cuts, short hooks, and basic brawling, and dominated the infighting. Zivic staggered Arnold in the third, fifth and eighth. [36]

He never challenged for a world title after 1941, but from 1941 to 1946, he fought the great boxers Sugar Ray Robinson, Beau Jack, Tommy Bell, Billy Arnold, Jake LaMotta, and Freddie Archer. In all, he met seven future Hall of Famers and nine world champions. His career record was 158-64-9, with 80 knockouts.

Life after boxing

Although his fighting tactics included thumbing his opponents in the eye, using his knees or elbows as weapons after a punch, or punching in banned areas, he was also known for apologizing for his tactics to his opponent. "He had a body like a wire, a mind like a chess player, a quick wit and a splendid smile." [37]

Zivic served in the Army Air Corp during the end of WWII, being stationed for a time at San Antonio's Normoyle Field, where he continued his boxing schedule in Texas and the Southwest. [38]

He attempted a wide range of professions starting with promoting, and managing boxers. Between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s, he worked in a steel mill, sold wine, whiskey and beer, bartended, worked as a disc jockey, and labored on a county work crew. He eventually settled into his profession as a steel fabricator or boilermaker with a union card, and got steady work in construction. [37] A popular boxer during his career, he could draw audiences as an after dinner speaker on occasion. [5]

He died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease in 1984 after a three-year stay at Veteran's Hospital in Aspinwal and was buried in Pittsburgh's St. Nicholas Cemetery. A stroke had left him speechless around 1982 when he was first hospitalized. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. [37] He was survived by his wife Helen, two sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

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Professional boxing record

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec, [39] unless otherwise stated.

Official record

Professional record summary
233 fights158 wins65 losses
By knockout814
By decision7661
By disqualification10
Draws9
Newspaper decisions/draws 1

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted as a win, loss or draw.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
233Win158–65–9 (1)Eddie SteeleUD10Jan 17, 1949 Municipal Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, U.S
232Win157–65–9 (1)Al ReidPTS10Jan 12, 1949 Macon, Georgia, U.S
231Draw156–65–9 (1)Eddie SteelePTS10Oct 28, 1948 Macon, Georgia, U.S
230Loss156–65–8 (1) Kid Azteca KO5 (10)Feb 4, 1947 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
229Loss156–64–8 (1)Clyde GordonUD9Jan 8, 1947 Civic Center Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S
228Win156–63–8 (1)Bobby BrittonPTS10Dec 10, 1946Memphis, Tennessee, U.S
227Loss155–63–8 (1)Pete MeadPTS10Dec 6, 1946 Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S
226Loss155–62–8 (1)Ralph ZannelliPTS10Dec 2, 1946 Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
225Draw155–61–8 (1)Jimmy McGriffPTS10Nov 18, 1946 Turner's Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
224Loss155–61–7 (1)Al MobleyPTS8Nov 12, 1946 Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S
223Win155–60–7 (1)Russell WilhiteTKO5 (10)Oct 29, 1946 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S
222Loss154–60–7 (1)Tommy LemmonSD10May 27, 1946 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
221Loss154–59–7 (1)California Jackie WilsonTKO8 (10)May 14, 1946 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
220Win154–58–7 (1)Joey MartinezTKO8 (10)May 1, 1946 Wichita, Kansas, U.S
219Loss153–58–7 (1)Howard BleyhlUD10Apr 29, 1946 City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S
218Win153–57–7 (1)Don LeeUD10Apr 18, 1946 Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, U.S
217Win152–57–7 (1)Lincoln StanleyPTS10Apr 12, 1946 Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S
216Draw151–57–7 (1)Manuel Villa IUD10Apr 5, 1946 Liberty Hall, El Paso, Texas, U.S
215Loss151–57–6 (1)Tony ElizondoUD10Mar 26, 1946 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
214Win151–56–6 (1)Levi SouthallPTS10Mar 19, 1946 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S
213Loss150–56–6 (1)Aaron PerryPTS10Feb 25, 1946 Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
212Loss150–55–6 (1)O'Neill BellUD10Feb 1, 1946 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.SNot to be confused with O'Neil Bell
211Loss150–54–6 (1)Al PriestUD10Jan 15, 1946 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
210Loss150–53–6 (1)Cecil HudsonUD10Dec 10, 1945 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
209Loss150–52–6 (1)Joe CurcioPTS10Nov 13, 1945 Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S
208Loss150–51–6 (1)Freddie ArcherUD10Nov 2, 1945 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S
207Loss150–50–6 (1)Joe ReddickSD10Oct 20, 1945 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
206Win150–49–6 (1)Billy DeegPTS10Sep 18, 1945 Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S
205Loss149–49–6 (1)Paul AltmanPTS10Sep 12, 1945 Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S
204Loss149–48–6 (1)Bill McDowellPTS10Jul 16, 1945 Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S
203Loss149–47–6 (1)Ossie HarrisSD10Jul 10, 1945 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
202Loss149–46–6 (1)Rueben ShankSD10Jul 3, 1945 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
201Loss149–45–6 (1)Harold GreenUD10Jun 22, 1945 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
200Win149–44–6 (1)Baby ZavalaKO4 (10)Jun 12, 1945 Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
199Win148–44–6 (1)Pat SaiaUD10May 8, 1945 City Auditorium, Beaumont, Texas, U.S
198Win147–44–6 (1) Kid Azteca MD10May 7, 1945 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
197Win146–44–6 (1)Manuel Villa IKO8 (10)Apr 3, 1945 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
196Win145–44–6 (1)Benny EvansTKO8 (10)Mar 22, 1945 City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, U.S
195Win144–44–6 (1)Bill McDowellUD10Mar 6, 1945 City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, U.S
194Win143–44–6 (1)Kid EstradaKO2 (6)Feb 22, 1945 Camp Maxey, Texas, U.S
193Win142–44–6 (1) Billy Arnold MD8Jan 5, 1945 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
192Win141–44–6 (1) Kid Azteca MD10Dec 12, 1944 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
191Win140–44–6 (1)Manuel Villa IKO6 (10)Nov 29, 1944 Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, U.S
190Win139–44–6 (1)Chuck HirstKO5 (10)Nov 14, 1944 City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, U.S
189Win138–44–6 (1)Pat SaiaTKO8 (10)Oct 18, 1944 Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, U.S
188Loss137–44–6 (1)Tommy RomanUD10Oct 16, 1944 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S
187Win137–43–6 (1)Artie DorrellTKO7 (10)Sep 26, 1944 City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, U.S
186Win136–43–6 (1)Felix MoralesKO2 (10)Sep 12, 1944 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
185Win135–43–6 (1)Pete DeRuzzaTKO8 (10)Aug 1, 1944 Houston, Texas, U.S
184Loss134–43–6 (1) Tommy Bell SD10Jun 26, 1944 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
183Loss134–42–6 (1)Freddie ArcherPTS10Mar 29, 1944 Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S
182Win134–41–6 (1)Harry TeaneyPTS10Mar 24, 1944 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
181Loss133–41–6 (1) Jake LaMotta UD10Jan 14, 1944 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
180Win133–40–6 (1)Ossie HarrisKO10 (10)Jan 3, 1944 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
179Loss132–40–6 (1)Ralph ZannelliUD10Dec 20, 1943 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
178Loss132–39–6 (1) Jake LaMotta SD10Nov 12, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
177Win132–38–6 (1)Bobby RichardsonUD10Oct 29, 1943 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
176Loss131–38–6 (1)Jose BasoraUD10Oct 15, 1943 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
175Win131–37–6 (1)Vinnie VinesKO1 (10)Sep 10, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
174Loss130–37–6 (1) Bob Montgomery UD10Aug 23, 1943 Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
173Win130–36–6 (1)Young Kid McCoyTKO4 (10)Aug 9, 1943 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
172Win129–36–6 (1) Jake LaMotta SD15Jul 12, 1943 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
171Loss128–36–6 (1) Jake LaMotta SD10Jun 10, 1943 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
170Win128–35–6 (1)Johnny RoszinaTKO8 (10)Apr 30, 1943 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
169Loss127–35–6 (1) Beau Jack UD12Mar 5, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
168Win127–34–6 (1)Mayon PadloPTS10Feb 16, 1943 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
167Loss126–34–6 (1) Beau Jack UD10Feb 5, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
166Win126–33–6 (1)Carmen NotchUD10Dec 15, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
165Loss125–33–6 (1)Sheik RangelPTS10Nov 16, 1942 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S
164Loss125–32–6 (1) Henry Armstrong UD10Oct 26, 1942 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S
163Win125–31–6 (1)Tito TaylorPTS10Oct 13, 1942 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
162Win124–31–6 (1)Johnny WalkerUD10Sep 21, 1942 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
161Win123–31–6 (1) Freddie Cochrane UD10Sep 10, 1942 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
160Win122–31–6 (1)Garvey YoungTKO6 (10)Aug 13, 1942 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
159Win121–31–6 (1)Norman RubioTKO9 (10)Jul 27, 1942 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
158Loss120–31–6 (1)Norman RubioPTS10Jun 29, 1942 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
157Win120–30–6 (1)Bobby BrittonTKO4 (10)Jun 22, 1942 Kingston Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, U.S
156Win119–30–6 (1)Rueben ShankPTS10Jun 4, 1942 Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
155Win118–30–6 (1) Lew Jenkins TKO10 (10)May 25, 1942 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
154Loss117–30–6 (1)Reuben ShankUD10Apr 23, 1942 Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
153Win117–29–6 (1) Maxie Berger PTS10Apr 13, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
152Win116–29–6 (1)Bill McDowellTKO6 (10)Mar 30, 1942 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
151Win115–29–6 (1) Izzy Jannazzo RTD4 (10)Mar 9, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
150Loss114–29–6 (1)Tony MotisiUD10Feb 27, 1942 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
149Win114–28–6 (1)Raul CarabantesPTS10Feb 9, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
148Loss113–28–6 (1) Sugar Ray Robinson TKO10 (12)Jan 16, 1942 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
147Draw113–27–6 (1)Young Kid McCoyPTS10Dec 12, 1941 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
146Win113–27–5 (1)Harry WeeklyTKO9 (10)Dec 1, 1941 Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
145Win112–27–5 (1)Phil FurrUD10Nov 26, 1941 Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
144Loss111–27–5 (1) Sugar Ray Robinson UD10Oct 31, 1941 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
143Win111–26–5 (1)Milt AronKO5 (10)Sep 15, 1941 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
142Loss110–26–5 (1) Freddie Cochrane PTS15Jul 29, 1941 Ruppert Stadium, Newark, New Jersey, U.S Lost NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight titles
141Win110–25–5 (1)Johnny BarbaraUD12Jul 14, 1941 Gardens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
140Win109–25–5 (1) Al Davis TKO10 (12)Jul 2, 1941 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S
139Win108–25–5 (1)Tony MartelianoUD10May 2, 1941 New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S
138Loss107–25–5 (1)Mike KaplanUD10Apr 18, 1941 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
137Win107–24–5 (1)Dick DemarayTKO5 (12)Apr 4, 1941 Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
136Win106–24–5 (1)Felix GarciaKO2 (10)Mar 20, 1941 Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S
135Win105–24–5 (1)Saverio TurielloPTS10Mar 17, 1941 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
134Win104–24–5 (1) Henry Armstrong TKO12 (15)Jan 17, 1941 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S Retained NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight titles
133Draw103–24–5 (1) Lew Jenkins PTS10Dec 20, 1940 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
132Win103–24–4 (1)Ronnie BeaudinTKO3 (10)Nov 26, 1940 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S
131Win102–24–4 (1) Al Davis DQ2 (10)Nov 15, 1940 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
130Win101–24–4 (1) Henry Armstrong UD15Oct 4, 1940 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S Won NBA, NYSAC and The Ring welterweight titles
129Win100–24–4 (1) Sammy Angott UD10Aug 29, 1940 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
128Win99–24–4 (1)Kenny LaSalleSD10Aug 5, 1940 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
127Win98–24–4 (1)Leonard BennettKO4 (10)Jul 22, 1940 Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
126Win97–24–4 (1)Ossie HarrisPTS10Jul 8, 1940 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
125Win96–24–4 (1)Johnny RinaldiKO1 (10)Jun 24, 1940 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
124Win95–24–4 (1)Ossie HarrisKO3 (10)May 21, 1940 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
123Loss94–24–4 (1)Johnny BarbaraUD10May 7, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
122Win94–23–4 (1)Mansfield DriskellPTS10May 3, 1940Naval Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
121Loss93–23–4 (1)Johnny BarbaraMD10Apr 8, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
120Win93–22–4 (1)Johnny BarbaraPTS10Mar 14, 1940 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
119Win92–22–4 (1)Saverio TurielloKO1 (10)Mar 4, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
118Win91–22–4 (1)Remo FernandezTKO7 (8)Feb 16, 1940 Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S
117Win90–22–4 (1)Mike KaplanSD10Jan 22, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
116Loss89–22–4 (1)Milt AronKO8 (10)Dec 27, 1939 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
115Win89–21–4 (1)Wicky HarkinsTKO9 (10)Dec 6, 1939 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
114Win88–21–4 (1)Billy LancasterTKO7 (8)Nov 18, 1939 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
113Win87–21–4 (1)Milo TheodorescuUD10Oct 30, 1939 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
112Win86–21–4 (1) Kid Azteca UD10Oct 24, 1939 Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S
111Win85–21–4 (1)Ralph GizzyKO2 (10)Sep 21, 1939 Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S
110Win84–21–4 (1)Pete DeRuzzaTKO6 (10)Sep 5, 1939 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
109Loss83–21–4 (1) Charley Burley UD10Jul 17, 1939 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
108Win83–20–4 (1)Jackie BurkeUD10Jul 11, 1939 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
107Win82–20–4 (1)Kenny LaSalleSD10Jun 5, 1939 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
106Win81–20–4 (1)Al TrainoPTS10May 16, 1939 Edgerton Park Arena, Rochester, New York, U.S
105Loss80–20–4 (1)Kenny LaSallePTS10May 9, 1939 Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S
104Win80–19–4 (1)Tiger Kid WalkerKO1 (10)Apr 20, 1939 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
103Win79–19–4 (1)Bobby BrittonUD10Mar 29, 1939 Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S
102Win78–19–4 (1)Nick PastoreTKO9 (10)Mar 20, 1939 Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S
101Win77–19–4 (1)Charlie BellKO3 (10)Feb 15, 1939 Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio, U.S
100Win76–19–4 (1) Eddie Booker PTS8Feb 10, 1939 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
99Win75–19–4 (1)Jackie BurkeMD10Jan 20, 1939 Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
98Draw74–19–4 (1)Howell KingNWS10Dec 26, 1938 Civic Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio, U.S
97Win74–19–4Vince PimpinellaUD10Dec 8, 1938 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
96Win73–19–4Al HamiltonKO5 (10)Nov 21, 1938 Columbus, Ohio, U.S
95Win72–19–4Frankie BlairPTS8Nov 15, 1938 New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S
94Win71–19–4Salvy SabanPTS10Oct 27, 1938 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
93Win70–19–4Jay MacedonTKO5 (10)Oct 10, 1938 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
92Win69–19–4Paul CortlynKO4 (10)Oct 3, 1938 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
91Win68–19–4 Bobby Pacho PTS10Sep 13, 1938 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
90Win67–19–4Mickey PaulKO1 (8)Aug 26, 1938 Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, U.S
89Win66–19–4Steve KahleyTKO3 (10)Aug 22, 1938 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
88Win65–19–4Joe PenninoPTS8Aug 12, 1938 Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
87Win64–19–4Joe LemieuxTKO4 (10)Aug 2, 1938 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
86Win63–19–4Phil FurrTKO3 (10)Jul 12, 1938 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
85Win62–19–4Eddie ConleyKO6 (10)Jul 9, 1938 Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, U.S
84Win61–19–4Ercole BurattiKO4 (10)Jun 20, 1938 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
83Loss60–19–4 Charley Burley UD10Jun 13, 1938 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
82Win60–18–4Petey MikeKO1 (10)May 20, 1938 Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
81Win59–18–4Remo FernandezPTS10Apr 12, 1938 Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
80Win58–18–4 Charley Burley SD10Mar 21, 1938 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
79Win57–18–4Tommy BlandTKO8 (10)Mar 7, 1938 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
78Win56–18–4Frankie BlairPTS10Feb 14, 1938 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
77Win55–18–4Harold BrownPTS10Jan 7, 1938 Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
76Loss54–18–4Tommy BlandMD10Dec 25, 1937 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
75Win54–17–4Jimmy ReillyKO2 (10)Nov 18, 1937 Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S
74Win53–17–4Frankie PortlandKO2 (10)Oct 27, 1937Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S
73Win52–17–4Tony PetroskeyPTS10May 21, 1937 Muskegon, Michigan, U.S
72Win51–17–4Chuck WoodsPTS10Apr 6, 1937 Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
71Win50–17–4 Bobby Pacho SD10Mar 1, 1937 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
70Win49–17–4 Johnny Jadick KO6 (10)Feb 11, 1937 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
69Loss48–17–4 Billy Conn SD10Dec 28, 1936 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
68Win48–16–4Harry DublinskyTKO6 (10)Dec 2, 1936 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
67Win47–16–4Gaston LeCadrePTS10Nov 9, 1936 Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
66Win46–16–4Chuck WoodsKO6 (10)Oct 16, 1936 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
65Win45–16–4Johnny DursoKO2 (10)Oct 5, 1936 Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
64Win44–16–4Jackie McFarlandPTS10Sep 28, 1936 Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
63Loss43–16–4Cleto LocatelliUD10Aug 12, 1936 Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
62Win43–15–4Laddie TonielliTKO6 (10)Jul 30, 1936 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
61Win42–15–4Mickey DurisPTS12Jul 22, 1936 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S
60Win41–15–4Laddie TonielliTKO4 (10)Jul 6, 1936 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
59Win40–15–4Lou JallosTKO3 (10)Jul 2, 1936 Harding Stadium, Steubenville, Ohio, U.S
58Win39–15–4Al ManfredoPTS10Jun 17, 1936 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
57Win38–15–4Tony FalcoTKO8 (10)Jun 9, 1936 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
56Win37–15–4Billy CelebronKO1 (10)May 22, 1936 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
55Loss36–15–4Young Gene BuffaloPTS10Apr 17, 1936 Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S
54Win36–14–4Joe FloccoPTS10Apr 15, 1936 Madrid Palestra, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S
53Loss35–14–4Chuck WoodsPTS10Feb 24, 1936 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
52Loss35–13–4Joey FerrandoPTS8Jan 27, 1936 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S
51Loss35–12–4Eddie CoolSD10Jan 13, 1936 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
50Loss35–11–4Billy CelebronUD10Dec 16, 1935 Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
49Loss35–10–4George SalvadorePTS6Oct 4, 1935 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
48Loss35–9–4Tony HerreraSD10Sep 30, 1935 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
47Loss35–8–4Joey FerrandoPTS10Aug 6, 1935 Braddock Bowl, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S
46Win35–7–4Mike BartoPTS10Jul 29, 1935 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
45Win34–7–4Jackie McFarlandUD10Jul 16, 1935 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
44Loss33–7–4 Lou Ambers UD10Jul 1, 1935 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
43Win33–6–4Eddie AdamsRTD7 (10)May 21, 1935 Pajaro Gardens, Kent, Ohio, U.S
42Win32–6–4Sammy ChivasTKO3 (8)May 6, 1935 Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
41Win31–6–4Freddie ChynowethPTS8Apr 29, 1935 Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
40Win30–6–4Marty GornickRTD5 (10)Apr 15, 1935 Kincaid's Arena, Steubenville, Ohio, U.S
39Win29–6–4Dominic ManciniTKO11 (12)Apr 8, 1935 Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
38Draw28–6–4Dominic ManciniPTS10Apr 1, 1935 Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
37Win28–6–3KO CastilloUD10Mar 4, 1935 Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S
36Loss27–6–3 Johnny Jadick PTS10Feb 18, 1935 Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S
35Loss27–5–3Jimmy LetoUD10Feb 4, 1935 Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S
34Loss27–4–3Laddie TonielliKO2 (8)Oct 26, 1934 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
33Win27–3–3Harry CarltonPTS10Sep 27, 1934 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
32Win26–3–3Young Joe FirpoPTS10Aug 18, 1934 Academy of Music, Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, U.S
31Win25–3–3Eddie RanSD10Jul 2, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
30Win24–3–3Luis CarranzaPTS4May 29, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
29Draw23–3–3Phil RiosPTS6May 8, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
28Win23–3–2Phil RiosPTS6Apr 30, 1934 Pico Arena, Pico, California, U.S
27Draw22–3–2Lloyd SmithPTS6Mar 6, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
26Win22–3–1Perfecto LopezPTS6Feb 6, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
25Win21–3–1Baby Sal SorioTKO2 (4)Jan 23, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
24Win20–3–1Rudy AyonPTS4Dec 27, 1933 Pico Arena, Pico, California, U.S
23Win19–3–1Vincent MartinezPTS4Dec 15, 1933 Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, U.S
22Draw18–3–1Homer FosterPTS4Dec 4, 1933 Pico Arena, Pico, California, U.S
21Win18–3Don MillerTKO3 (4)Nov 23, 1933 Pasadena Arena, Pasadena, California, U.S
20Win17–3Gus VargasKO2 (4)Nov 3, 1933 Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S
19Win16–3Joe PimentelKO4 (4)Oct 12, 1933 Pasadena Arena, Pasadena, California, U.S
18Win15–3Joey GrebPTS6Aug 7, 1933 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
17Win14–3Don AstoTKO3 (6)Jul 10, 1933 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
16Win13–3Don AstoUD6Jun 26, 1933 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
15Win12–3Patsy HenniganPTS6Apr 28, 1933 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
14Win11–3Eddie BrannonTKO6 (6)Apr 10, 1933 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
13Win10–3US CarpenterTKO4 (6)Mar 27, 1933 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
12Win9–3Steve SenichKO2 (4)Feb 8, 1933 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
11Win8–3George SchleeRTD2 (6)Jan 30, 1933 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
10Win7–3Billy CreganPTS4Dec 13, 1932 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
9Loss6–3Jerry ClementsSD6Nov 18, 1932 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
8Win6–2Terry WanerTKO3 (6)Oct 14, 1932 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
7Win5–2Jim DorseyKO4 (6)Sep 26, 1932 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
6Loss4–2Steve SenichMD6Jun 22, 1932 Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S
5Win4–1Young LowstetterUD6Jun 9, 1932 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
4Win3–1Elmer KozakTKO4 (6)Mar 4, 1932 Kapphan's Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
3Win2–1Paddy GilmoreKO4 (6)Jan 1, 1932 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
2Loss1–1Steve SenichPTS6Nov 16, 1931 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
1Win1–0Al RettingerTKO1 (6)Oct 5, 1931 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S


Unofficial record

Professional record summary
233 fights158 wins65 losses
By knockout814
By decision7661
By disqualification10
Draws10

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
233Win158–65–10Eddie SteeleUD10Jan 17, 1949 Municipal Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, U.S
232Win157–65–10Al ReidPTS10Jan 12, 1949 Macon, Georgia, U.S
231Draw156–65–10Eddie SteelePTS10Oct 28, 1948 Macon, Georgia, U.S
230Loss156–65–9 Kid Azteca KO5 (10)Feb 4, 1947 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
229Loss156–64–9Clyde GordonUD9Jan 8, 1947 Civic Center Arena, Miami, Florida, U.S
228Win156–63–9Bobby BrittonPTS10Dec 10, 1946Memphis, Tennessee, U.S
227Loss155–63–9Pete MeadPTS10Dec 6, 1946 Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S
226Loss155–62–9Ralph ZannelliPTS10Dec 2, 1946 Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
225Draw155–61–9Jimmy McGriffPTS10Nov 18, 1946 Turner's Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
224Loss155–61–8Al MobleyPTS8Nov 12, 1946 Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S
223Win155–60–8Russell WilhiteTKO5 (10)Oct 29, 1946 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S
222Loss154–60–8Tommy LemmonSD10May 27, 1946 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
221Loss154–59–8California Jackie WilsonTKO8 (10)May 14, 1946 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
220Win154–58–8Joey MartinezTKO8 (10)May 1, 1946 Wichita, Kansas, U.S
219Loss153–58–8Howard BleyhlUD10Apr 29, 1946 City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S
218Win153–57–8Don LeeUD10Apr 18, 1946 Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, U.S
217Win152–57–8Lincoln StanleyPTS10Apr 12, 1946 Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S
216Draw151–57–8Manuel Villa IUD10Apr 5, 1946 Liberty Hall, El Paso, Texas, U.S
215Loss151–57–7Tony ElizondoUD10Mar 26, 1946 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
214Win151–56–7Levi SouthallPTS10Mar 19, 1946 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S
213Loss150–56–7Aaron PerryPTS10Feb 25, 1946 Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
212Loss150–55–7O'Neill BellUD10Feb 1, 1946 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.SNot to be confused with O'Neil Bell
211Loss150–54–7Al PriestUD10Jan 15, 1946 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
210Loss150–53–7Cecil HudsonUD10Dec 10, 1945 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
209Loss150–52–7Joe CurcioPTS10Nov 13, 1945 Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S
208Loss150–51–7Freddie ArcherUD10Nov 2, 1945 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S
207Loss150–50–7Joe ReddickSD10Oct 20, 1945 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
206Win150–49–7Billy DeegPTS10Sep 18, 1945 Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S
205Loss149–49–7Paul AltmanPTS10Sep 12, 1945 Coliseum, Houston, Texas, U.S
204Loss149–48–7Bill McDowellPTS10Jul 16, 1945 Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S
203Loss149–47–7Ossie HarrisSD10Jul 10, 1945 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
202Loss149–46–7Rueben ShankSD10Jul 3, 1945 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
201Loss149–45–7Harold GreenUD10Jun 22, 1945 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
200Win149–44–7Baby ZavalaKO4 (10)Jun 12, 1945 Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
199Win148–44–7Pat SaiaUD10May 8, 1945 City Auditorium, Beaumont, Texas, U.S
198Win147–44–7 Kid Azteca MD10May 7, 1945 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
197Win146–44–7Manuel Villa IKO8 (10)Apr 3, 1945 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
196Win145–44–7Benny EvansTKO8 (10)Mar 22, 1945 City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, U.S
195Win144–44–7Bill McDowellUD10Mar 6, 1945 City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, U.S
194Win143–44–7Kid EstradaKO2 (6)Feb 22, 1945 Camp Maxey, Texas, U.S
193Win142–44–7 Billy Arnold MD8Jan 5, 1945 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
192Win141–44–7 Kid Azteca MD10Dec 12, 1944 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
191Win140–44–7Manuel Villa IKO6 (10)Nov 29, 1944 Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, U.S
190Win139–44–7Chuck HirstKO5 (10)Nov 14, 1944 City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, U.S
189Win138–44–7Pat SaiaTKO8 (10)Oct 18, 1944 Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, U.S
188Loss137–44–7Tommy RomanUD10Oct 16, 1944 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S
187Win137–43–7Artie DorrellTKO7 (10)Sep 26, 1944 City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, U.S
186Win136–43–7Felix MoralesKO2 (10)Sep 12, 1944 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, U.S
185Win135–43–7Pete DeRuzzaTKO8 (10)Aug 1, 1944 Houston, Texas, U.S
184Loss134–43–7 Tommy Bell SD10Jun 26, 1944 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
183Loss134–42–7Freddie ArcherPTS10Mar 29, 1944 Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S
182Win134–41–7Harry TeaneyPTS10Mar 24, 1944 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
181Loss133–41–7 Jake LaMotta UD10Jan 14, 1944 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
180Win133–40–7Ossie HarrisKO10 (10)Jan 3, 1944 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
179Loss132–40–7Ralph ZannelliUD10Dec 20, 1943 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
178Loss132–39–7 Jake LaMotta SD10Nov 12, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
177Win132–38–7Bobby RichardsonUD10Oct 29, 1943 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
176Loss131–38–7Jose BasoraUD10Oct 15, 1943 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
175Win131–37–7Vinnie VinesKO1 (10)Sep 10, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
174Loss130–37–7 Bob Montgomery UD10Aug 23, 1943 Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
173Win130–36–7Young Kid McCoyTKO4 (10)Aug 9, 1943 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
172Win129–36–7 Jake LaMotta SD15Jul 12, 1943 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
171Loss128–36–7 Jake LaMotta SD10Jun 10, 1943 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
170Win128–35–7Johnny RoszinaTKO8 (10)Apr 30, 1943 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
169Loss127–35–7 Beau Jack UD12Mar 5, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
168Win127–34–7Mayon PadloPTS10Feb 16, 1943 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
167Loss126–34–7 Beau Jack UD10Feb 5, 1943 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
166Win126–33–7Carmen NotchUD10Dec 15, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
165Loss125–33–7Sheik RangelPTS10Nov 16, 1942 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S
164Loss125–32–7 Henry Armstrong UD10Oct 26, 1942 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S
163Win125–31–7Tito TaylorPTS10Oct 13, 1942 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
162Win124–31–7Johnny WalkerUD10Sep 21, 1942 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
161Win123–31–7 Freddie Cochrane UD10Sep 10, 1942 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
160Win122–31–7Garvey YoungTKO6 (10)Aug 13, 1942 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
159Win121–31–7Norman RubioTKO9 (10)Jul 27, 1942 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
158Loss120–31–7Norman RubioPTS10Jun 29, 1942 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
157Win120–30–7Bobby BrittonTKO4 (10)Jun 22, 1942 Kingston Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, U.S
156Win119–30–7Rueben ShankPTS10Jun 4, 1942 Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
155Win118–30–7 Lew Jenkins TKO10 (10)May 25, 1942 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
154Loss117–30–7Reuben ShankUD10Apr 23, 1942 Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
153Win117–29–7 Maxie Berger PTS10Apr 13, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
152Win116–29–7Bill McDowellTKO6 (10)Mar 30, 1942 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
151Win115–29–7 Izzy Jannazzo RTD4 (10)Mar 9, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
150Loss114–29–7Tony MotisiUD10Feb 27, 1942 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
149Win114–28–7Raul CarabantesPTS10Feb 9, 1942 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
148Loss113–28–7 Sugar Ray Robinson TKO10 (12)Jan 16, 1942 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
147Draw113–27–7Young Kid McCoyPTS10Dec 12, 1941 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
146Win113–27–6Harry WeeklyTKO9 (10)Dec 1, 1941 Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
145Win112–27–6Phil FurrUD10Nov 26, 1941 Uline Arena, Washington, D.C., U.S
144Loss111–27–6 Sugar Ray Robinson UD10Oct 31, 1941 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
143Win111–26–6Milt AronKO5 (10)Sep 15, 1941 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
142Loss110–26–6 Freddie Cochrane PTS15Jul 29, 1941 Ruppert Stadium, Newark, New Jersey, U.S Lost NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight titles
141Win110–25–6Johnny BarbaraUD12Jul 14, 1941 Gardens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
140Win109–25–6 Al Davis TKO10 (12)Jul 2, 1941 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S
139Win108–25–6Tony MartelianoUD10May 2, 1941 New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S
138Loss107–25–6Mike KaplanUD10Apr 18, 1941 Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
137Win107–24–6Dick DemarayTKO5 (12)Apr 4, 1941 Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
136Win106–24–6Felix GarciaKO2 (10)Mar 20, 1941 Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S
135Win105–24–6Saverio TurielloPTS10Mar 17, 1941 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
134Win104–24–6 Henry Armstrong TKO12 (15)Jan 17, 1941 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S Retained NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring welterweight titles
133Draw103–24–6 Lew Jenkins PTS10Dec 20, 1940 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
132Win103–24–5Ronnie BeaudinTKO3 (10)Nov 26, 1940 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S
131Win102–24–5 Al Davis DQ2 (10)Nov 15, 1940 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
130Win101–24–5 Henry Armstrong UD15Oct 4, 1940 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S Won NBA, NYSAC and The Ring welterweight titles
129Win100–24–5 Sammy Angott UD10Aug 29, 1940 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
128Win99–24–5Kenny LaSalleSD10Aug 5, 1940 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
127Win98–24–5Leonard BennettKO4 (10)Jul 22, 1940 Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
126Win97–24–5Ossie HarrisPTS10Jul 8, 1940 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
125Win96–24–5Johnny RinaldiKO1 (10)Jun 24, 1940 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
124Win95–24–5Ossie HarrisKO3 (10)May 21, 1940 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
123Loss94–24–5Johnny BarbaraUD10May 7, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
122Win94–23–5Mansfield DriskellPTS10May 3, 1940Naval Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
121Loss93–23–5Johnny BarbaraMD10Apr 8, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
120Win93–22–5Johnny BarbaraPTS10Mar 14, 1940 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
119Win92–22–5Saverio TurielloKO1 (10)Mar 4, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
118Win91–22–5Remo FernandezTKO7 (8)Feb 16, 1940 Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S
117Win90–22–5Mike KaplanSD10Jan 22, 1940 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
116Loss89–22–5Milt AronKO8 (10)Dec 27, 1939 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
115Win89–21–5Wicky HarkinsTKO9 (10)Dec 6, 1939 Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
114Win88–21–5Billy LancasterTKO7 (8)Nov 18, 1939 Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
113Win87–21–5Milo TheodorescuUD10Oct 30, 1939 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
112Win86–21–5 Kid Azteca UD10Oct 24, 1939 Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S
111Win85–21–5Ralph GizzyKO2 (10)Sep 21, 1939 Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S
110Win84–21–5Pete DeRuzzaTKO6 (10)Sep 5, 1939 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
109Loss83–21–5 Charley Burley UD10Jul 17, 1939 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
108Win83–20–5Jackie BurkeUD10Jul 11, 1939 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
107Win82–20–5Kenny LaSalleSD10Jun 5, 1939 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
106Win81–20–5Al TrainoPTS10May 16, 1939 Edgerton Park Arena, Rochester, New York, U.S
105Loss80–20–5Kenny LaSallePTS10May 9, 1939 Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S
104Win80–19–5Tiger Kid WalkerKO1 (10)Apr 20, 1939 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
103Win79–19–5Bobby BrittonUD10Mar 29, 1939 Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S
102Win78–19–5Nick PastoreTKO9 (10)Mar 20, 1939 Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S
101Win77–19–5Charlie BellKO3 (10)Feb 15, 1939 Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio, U.S
100Win76–19–5 Eddie Booker PTS8Feb 10, 1939 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
99Win75–19–5Jackie BurkeMD10Jan 20, 1939 Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
98Draw74–19–5Howell KingNWS10Dec 26, 1938 Civic Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio, U.S
97Win74–19–4Vince PimpinellaUD10Dec 8, 1938 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
96Win73–19–4Al HamiltonKO5 (10)Nov 21, 1938 Columbus, Ohio, U.S
95Win72–19–4Frankie BlairPTS8Nov 15, 1938 New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S
94Win71–19–4Salvy SabanPTS10Oct 27, 1938 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
93Win70–19–4Jay MacedonTKO5 (10)Oct 10, 1938 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
92Win69–19–4Paul CortlynKO4 (10)Oct 3, 1938 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
91Win68–19–4 Bobby Pacho PTS10Sep 13, 1938 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
90Win67–19–4Mickey PaulKO1 (8)Aug 26, 1938 Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, U.S
89Win66–19–4Steve KahleyTKO3 (10)Aug 22, 1938 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
88Win65–19–4Joe PenninoPTS8Aug 12, 1938 Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
87Win64–19–4Joe LemieuxTKO4 (10)Aug 2, 1938 Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, U.S
86Win63–19–4Phil FurrTKO3 (10)Jul 12, 1938 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
85Win62–19–4Eddie ConleyKO6 (10)Jul 9, 1938 Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, U.S
84Win61–19–4Ercole BurattiKO4 (10)Jun 20, 1938 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
83Loss60–19–4 Charley Burley UD10Jun 13, 1938 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
82Win60–18–4Petey MikeKO1 (10)May 20, 1938 Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
81Win59–18–4Remo FernandezPTS10Apr 12, 1938 Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
80Win58–18–4 Charley Burley SD10Mar 21, 1938 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
79Win57–18–4Tommy BlandTKO8 (10)Mar 7, 1938 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
78Win56–18–4Frankie BlairPTS10Feb 14, 1938 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
77Win55–18–4Harold BrownPTS10Jan 7, 1938 Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
76Loss54–18–4Tommy BlandMD10Dec 25, 1937 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
75Win54–17–4Jimmy ReillyKO2 (10)Nov 18, 1937 Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S
74Win53–17–4Frankie PortlandKO2 (10)Oct 27, 1937Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S
73Win52–17–4Tony PetroskeyPTS10May 21, 1937 Muskegon, Michigan, U.S
72Win51–17–4Chuck WoodsPTS10Apr 6, 1937 Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, U.S
71Win50–17–4 Bobby Pacho SD10Mar 1, 1937 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
70Win49–17–4 Johnny Jadick KO6 (10)Feb 11, 1937 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
69Loss48–17–4 Billy Conn SD10Dec 28, 1936 Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
68Win48–16–4Harry DublinskyTKO6 (10)Dec 2, 1936 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
67Win47–16–4Gaston LeCadrePTS10Nov 9, 1936 Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
66Win46–16–4Chuck WoodsKO6 (10)Oct 16, 1936 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
65Win45–16–4Johnny DursoKO2 (10)Oct 5, 1936 Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
64Win44–16–4Jackie McFarlandPTS10Sep 28, 1936 Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
63Loss43–16–4Cleto LocatelliUD10Aug 12, 1936 Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
62Win43–15–4Laddie TonielliTKO6 (10)Jul 30, 1936 Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
61Win42–15–4Mickey DurisPTS12Jul 22, 1936 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S
60Win41–15–4Laddie TonielliTKO4 (10)Jul 6, 1936 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
59Win40–15–4Lou JallosTKO3 (10)Jul 2, 1936 Harding Stadium, Steubenville, Ohio, U.S
58Win39–15–4Al ManfredoPTS10Jun 17, 1936 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
57Win38–15–4Tony FalcoTKO8 (10)Jun 9, 1936 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
56Win37–15–4Billy CelebronKO1 (10)May 22, 1936 Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S
55Loss36–15–4Young Gene BuffaloPTS10Apr 17, 1936 Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S
54Win36–14–4Joe FloccoPTS10Apr 15, 1936 Madrid Palestra, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S
53Loss35–14–4Chuck WoodsPTS10Feb 24, 1936 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
52Loss35–13–4Joey FerrandoPTS8Jan 27, 1936 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S
51Loss35–12–4Eddie CoolSD10Jan 13, 1936 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
50Loss35–11–4Billy CelebronUD10Dec 16, 1935 Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
49Loss35–10–4George SalvadorePTS6Oct 4, 1935 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S
48Loss35–9–4Tony HerreraSD10Sep 30, 1935 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
47Loss35–8–4Joey FerrandoPTS10Aug 6, 1935 Braddock Bowl, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S
46Win35–7–4Mike BartoPTS10Jul 29, 1935 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
45Win34–7–4Jackie McFarlandUD10Jul 16, 1935 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
44Loss33–7–4 Lou Ambers UD10Jul 1, 1935 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
43Win33–6–4Eddie AdamsRTD7 (10)May 21, 1935 Pajaro Gardens, Kent, Ohio, U.S
42Win32–6–4Sammy ChivasTKO3 (8)May 6, 1935 Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
41Win31–6–4Freddie ChynowethPTS8Apr 29, 1935 Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
40Win30–6–4Marty GornickRTD5 (10)Apr 15, 1935 Kincaid's Arena, Steubenville, Ohio, U.S
39Win29–6–4Dominic ManciniTKO11 (12)Apr 8, 1935 Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
38Draw28–6–4Dominic ManciniPTS10Apr 1, 1935 Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
37Win28–6–3KO CastilloUD10Mar 4, 1935 Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S
36Loss27–6–3 Johnny Jadick PTS10Feb 18, 1935 Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S
35Loss27–5–3Jimmy LetoUD10Feb 4, 1935 Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S
34Loss27–4–3Laddie TonielliKO2 (8)Oct 26, 1934 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
33Win27–3–3Harry CarltonPTS10Sep 27, 1934 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
32Win26–3–3Young Joe FirpoPTS10Aug 18, 1934 Academy of Music, Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, U.S
31Win25–3–3Eddie RanSD10Jul 2, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
30Win24–3–3Luis CarranzaPTS4May 29, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
29Draw23–3–3Phil RiosPTS6May 8, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
28Win23–3–2Phil RiosPTS6Apr 30, 1934 Pico Arena, Pico, California, U.S
27Draw22–3–2Lloyd SmithPTS6Mar 6, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
26Win22–3–1Perfecto LopezPTS6Feb 6, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
25Win21–3–1Baby Sal SorioTKO2 (4)Jan 23, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S
24Win20–3–1Rudy AyonPTS4Dec 27, 1933 Pico Arena, Pico, California, U.S
23Win19–3–1Vincent MartinezPTS4Dec 15, 1933 Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, U.S
22Draw18–3–1Homer FosterPTS4Dec 4, 1933 Pico Arena, Pico, California, U.S
21Win18–3Don MillerTKO3 (4)Nov 23, 1933 Pasadena Arena, Pasadena, California, U.S
20Win17–3Gus VargasKO2 (4)Nov 3, 1933 Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S
19Win16–3Joe PimentelKO4 (4)Oct 12, 1933 Pasadena Arena, Pasadena, California, U.S
18Win15–3Joey GrebPTS6Aug 7, 1933 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
17Win14–3Don AstoTKO3 (6)Jul 10, 1933 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
16Win13–3Don AstoUD6Jun 26, 1933 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
15Win12–3Patsy HenniganPTS6Apr 28, 1933 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
14Win11–3Eddie BrannonTKO6 (6)Apr 10, 1933 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
13Win10–3US CarpenterTKO4 (6)Mar 27, 1933 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
12Win9–3Steve SenichKO2 (4)Feb 8, 1933 Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
11Win8–3George SchleeRTD2 (6)Jan 30, 1933 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
10Win7–3Billy CreganPTS4Dec 13, 1932 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
9Loss6–3Jerry ClementsSD6Nov 18, 1932 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
8Win6–2Terry WanerTKO3 (6)Oct 14, 1932 Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
7Win5–2Jim DorseyKO4 (6)Sep 26, 1932 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
6Loss4–2Steve SenichMD6Jun 22, 1932 Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, U.S
5Win4–1Young LowstetterUD6Jun 9, 1932 Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S
4Win3–1Elmer KozakTKO4 (6)Mar 4, 1932 Kapphan's Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
3Win2–1Paddy GilmoreKO4 (6)Jan 1, 1932 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
2Loss1–1Steve SenichPTS6Nov 16, 1931 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
1Win1–0Al RettingerTKO1 (6)Oct 5, 1931 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S

Footnotes

  1. "The Lineal Welterweight Champs". Cyber Boxing Zone.
  2. Roberts, DeJames B., and Scutt, Alexander G., The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book, (2006), Fourth Edition, McBooks Press, Inc., Ithaca, New York, pgs. 680-685
  3. Ferdinand Henry John Zivic, real name in Richman, Milton, "Fritzie Zivic Keeping Active", Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, pg. 32, 19 May 1976
  4. Carlin, Maggie, "The Three Faces of Lawrenceville," Pittsburgh Press, pg. 270, 17 October 1976
  5. 1 2 3 "Ex-boxing champ Fritzie Zivic Dies", The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 10, 17 May 1984
  6. "Zivic Outpoints Charley Burley", Latrobe Bulletin, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, pg. 8, 22 March 1938
  7. "Boyle, Harvey", "Colored Lad Outclassed By Veteran Foe", Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 15, 22 March 1938
  8. 1 2 3 4 "Fritzie Zivic Boxing Record". BoxRec. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  9. "Young Billy Conn Handed Split Decision Over Zivic", The Daily Republican, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, pg. 4, 29 December 1936
  10. Welsh, Regis, "Billy's Boxing Style Baffles Fritzie in Season's Biggest Upset", The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 24, 29 December 1936
  11. "Fritzie Zivic Kayoes Jadick in Sixth Round", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 18, 12 February 1937
  12. "Westerner Surprises Rival With His Courage", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, pg. 7, 21 January 1939
  13. "Zivic Outpoints Angott in Ten", Daily News, New York, New York, pg. 210, 30 August 1940
  14. "Champion is Handed Bad Lacing", Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, pg. 21, 5 October 1940
  15. Red Smith, "The Nose", reprinted in W.C. Heinz's The Fireside Book of Boxing, Simon and Schuster.
  16. "Boxer Fritzie Zivic Dies at 71", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 8, 18 May 1984
  17. Armstrong battered, Cuddy, Jack, "Fritzie Wins By TKO in Twelfth", The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, pg. 11, 18 January 1941
  18. Lashed his left in the twelfth, Smith, Jack, "Zivic Stops Armstrong", Daily News, New York, New York, pg. 91, 18 January 1941
  19. Mahon Jack, "Army May Call New Welter King", The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, pg. 11, 30 July 1941
  20. Forced the fighting in "Fritzie Zivic Loses Title to Jersey City Youngster", Bradford Evening Star, Bradford, Pennsylvania, pg. 12, 30 July 1941
  21. Boyle, Havey, "Ex-Welter Champ Secures Revenge Over Milt Aron", pg. 14, 16 September 1941
  22. "Fritzie Zivic Stops Milt Aron in Fifth Round Before 2000", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pg. 25, 16 September 1941
  23. Mastro, Frank, "Aron Down Four Times, Puts Zivic Out in the Eighth Round", Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, pg. 19, 28 December 1939
  24. Robinson used blinding speed in Feder, Sid, "Robinson Floors Fritzie Zivic Twice To Annex Technical KO Win in Tenth", Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, pg. 17, 17 January 1942
  25. "Zivic's Victory Boosts Claims for Title Shot", Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, pg. 12, 10 March 1942
  26. "Fritzie Zivic Easy Winner", Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, pg. 21, 14 April 1942
  27. McElwain, Bill, The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 23, 14 April 1942
  28. "Fritzie Zivic Easily Defeats Lew Jenkins", Republican and Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, pg. 6, 26 May 1942
  29. "Fritzie Zivic Knocks Out Lew Jenkins in Tenth", Harrisburgh Telegraph, Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 12, 26 May 1942
  30. "Fritzie Zivic and Beau Jack to Meet Again", Republican and Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, pg. 6, 6 March 1943
  31. 21,240 in Parrott, Harold, "Jack Victory Stirs Series of Arguments", The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, pg. 9, 6 February 1943
  32. "Zivic Beaten By Beau Jack", The Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, pg. 12, 6 February 1943
  33. "Zivic Victor Over LaMotta", The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pg. 24, 13 July 1943
  34. "Freddie Archer Whips Fritz Zivic", Reno Gazette-Journal, pg. 16, 30 March 1944
  35. "Tommy Bell Whips Zivic", Republican and Herald, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, pg. 6, 27 June 1944
  36. "Old Master Zivic Whips Young Arnold", Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, pg. 7, 6 January 1945
  37. 1 2 3 Golightly, John, "Boxer Fritzie Zivic Dies at 71, Former World Welterweight King," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, pg. 8, 18 May 1984
  38. "Old Master Zivic Whips Young Arnold", Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, pg. 7, 6 January 1945
  39. https://boxrec.com/en/proboxer/9437

See also

Bibliography

Achievements
Preceded by
Henry Armstrong
World Welterweight Champion
October 4, 1940 – July 29, 1941
Succeeded by
Freddie "Red" Cochrane

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