Lou Brouillard

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Lou Brouillard
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Real nameLucien Pierre Brouillard
Weight(s) Welterweight
Middleweight
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canadian
Born(1911-05-23)May 23, 1911
Saint-Eugène, Quebec
DiedSeptember 14, 1984(1984-09-14) (aged 73)
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights141
Wins109
Wins by KO67
Losses29
Draws3
No contests20

Lucien Pierre Brouillard, better known as Lou Brouillard, (May 23, 1911 – September 14, 1984), was a Canadian professional boxer who held the World Welterweight Title [1] and a version of the World Middleweight Title. [2] Statistical boxing website BoxRec ranks Brouillard as the 14th best middleweight of all-time and the 3rd best Canadian boxer ever. [3] During his career he faced the likes of Mickey Walker, Young Corbett III, Jimmy McLarnin, Marcel Thil, and Fred Apostoli. [2] Brouillard was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Boxing career

Brouillard (left) during his third bout with Marcel Thil Lou Brouillard vs. Marcel Thil.jpg
Brouillard (left) during his third bout with Marcel Thil

World welterweight champion

According to an "Oddities of the Sports World" newspaper column of Sept. 23, 1931, Brouillard started as a right-handed boxer. Early on, however, he broke some rib bones on his right side, hampering his ability to hit with his right hand. He therefore converted to a southpaw.

Brouillard turned pro in 1928 and racked up an impressive 61-7 record before his was given a title shot by Jack Thompson for the World Welterweight title. On October 23, 1931, after knocking down Thompson four times during the course of the bout, Brouillard was awarded the unanimous decision and emerged as the new titleholder. [4] However, he would lose the title during his first defense just a few months later on January 28, 1932 to Jackie Fields. [4]

NYSAC middleweight champion

On August 4, 1932, Brouillard bested future Hall of Famer Jimmy McLarnin via split decision in a non-title bout. In 1933 he beat another all-time great in Mickey Walker via unanimous decision over 10 rounds. [2]

On August 9, 1933, he won the NYSAC World Middleweight Title by defeating Ben Jeby by KO at the Polo Grounds in New York. After being jointly recognized as champion by the National Boxing Association, he lost the title in his first defense against Vince Dundee via unanimous decision later that year. [2]

Later career

After beating yet another Hall of Famer in Young Corbett III, Brouillard travelled to France to square of against Marcel Thil on November 25, 1935. Although he lost a 12-round unanimous decision, Brouillard put up a stiff challenge and was given the opportunity to rematch Thil; this time with his IBU Middleweight title on the line. Brouillard faced Thil twice more, each time being disqualified after the reigning champion fell to the ground clutching his groin.

Brouillard fought well past the age of optimal retirement, losing 10 of his last 27 fights. [5] Despite his lack of success, he continued facing world-class opposition; including Teddy Yarosz, Gus Lesnevich, and Lloyd Marshall. [2] Brouillard retired after a 10-round majority decision loss to Henry Chmielewski on January 12, 1940. [2]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
131 fights98 wins31 losses
By knockout571
By decision4027
By disqualification13
Draws2
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
131Loss98–31–2 Flag of Poland.svg Henry ChmielewskiMD12Jan 12, 1940 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
130Loss98–30–2 Flag of the United States.svg Lloyd Marshall UD12Dec 06, 1939 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Oakland
129Loss98–29–2 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie BrittSD12Nov 09, 1939 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Fall River
128Loss98–28–2 Flag of the United States.svg Howell KingPTS10Sep 29, 1939 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
127Loss98–27–2 Flag of the United States.svg Georgie Abrams PTS10Jun 20, 1939 Flag of the United States.svg Griffith Stadium, Washington
126Win98–26–2 Flag of Poland.svg Henry ChmielewskiUD10Jun 02, 1939 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
125Loss97–26–2 Flag of Turkey.svg Anton Christoforidis PTS10Apr 05, 1939 Flag of France.svg Palais des Sports, Paris
124Draw97–25–2 Flag of France.svg Edouard TenetPTS10Mar 17, 1939 Flag of France.svg Palais des Sports, Paris
123Win97–25–1 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny RossiTKO10 (12)Dec 30, 1938 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
122Loss96–25–1 Flag of the United States.svg Ray MillerPTS10Nov 07, 1938 Flag of the United States.svg Laurel Garden, Newark
121Win96–24–1 Flag of the United States.svg Joe GlasgowKO6 (10)Sep 23, 1938 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
120Loss95–24–1 Flag of the United States.svg Gus Lesnevich PTS10Mar 23, 1938 Flag of the United States.svg Hippodrome, New York
119Loss95–23–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Jack Fox TKO7 (10)Feb 18, 1938 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
118Win95–22–1 Flag of the United States.svg Dick MaloneyPTS12Dec 10, 1937 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
117Win94–22–1 Flag of the United States.svg Roy KelleyUD12Oct 22, 1937 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
116Win93–22–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Roy WilliamsKO2 (10)Sep 09, 1937 Flag of the United States.svg Exposition Building, Portland
115Loss92–22–1 Flag of the United States.svg Teddy Yarosz PTS10Feb 15, 1937 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Building, Boston
114Loss92–21–1 Flag of France.svg Marcel Thil DQ6 (15)Feb 15, 1937 Flag of France.svg Palais des Sports, Paris
113Win92–20–1 Flag of the United States.svg Carl KnowlesPTS10Dec 04, 1936 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, New Haven
112Loss91–20–1 Flag of the United States.svg Fred Apostoli PTS10Oct 09, 1936 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco
111Win91–19–1 Flag of the United States.svg Jack EnnisKO8 (15)Jun 26, 1936 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
110Loss90–19–1 Flag of France.svg Marcel Thil DQ4 (15)Jan 20, 1936 Flag of France.svg Palais des Sports, Paris
109Win90–18–1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Gustave Roth SD15Dec 20, 1935 Flag of France.svg Palais des Sports, Paris
108Loss89–18–1 Flag of France.svg Marcel Thil UD12Nov 25, 1935 Flag of France.svg Palais des Sports, Paris
107Loss89–17–1 Flag of the United States.svg Al McCoy UD10Sep 20, 1935 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
106Win89–16–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Young Corbett III PTS10Jul 04, 1935 Flag of the United States.svg Kezar Stadium, San Francisco
105Win88–16–1 Flag of the United States.svg Marty SimmonsUD10Apr 17, 1935 Flag of the United States.svg Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh
104Win87–16–1 Flag of the United States.svg Swede BerglundPTS10Mar 22, 1935 Flag of the United States.svg Legion Stadium, Hollywood
103Win86–16–1 Flag of the United States.svg Babe MarinoTKO7 (10)Mar 15, 1935 Flag of the United States.svg Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco
102Win85–16–1 Flag of the United States.svg Indian Jimmy RiversTKO4 (10)Feb 05, 1935 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
101Win84–16–1 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy SlaughterTKO4 (10)Dec 25, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh
100Win83–16–1 Flag of the United States.svg Al GainerMD10Nov 23, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York
99Loss82–16–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tait LittmanPTS10Oct 08, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh
98Win82–15–1 Flag of Ukraine.svg Solly DukelskyTKO7 (10)Sep 07, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Mills Stadium, Chicago
97Win81–15–1 Flag of the United States.svg Anson GreenTKO8 (10)Aug 20, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Hickey Park, Pittsburgh
96Loss80–15–1 Flag of the United States.svg Al GainerPTS10Jul 12, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Donovan Field, West Haven
95Win80–14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Henry FirpoKO6 (10)Jun 11, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Providence
94Win79–14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Norman ConradPTS10May 11, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
93Win78–14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Olin PTS10Apr 05, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, New Haven
92Win77–14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Al GainerPTS10Mar 05, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, New Haven
91Win76–14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy RiosKO5 (10)Feb 16, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
90Win75–14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Olin SD10Jan 19, 1934 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York
89Loss74–14–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tony ShuccoMD10Nov 24, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
88Loss74–13–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Vince Dundee UD15Oct 30, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston Lost NYSAC middleweight title
For vacant NBA middleweight title
87Win74–12–1 Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Adolf HueserTKO8 (10)Sep 22, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
86Win73–12–1 Flag of the United States.svg Ben Jeby KO7 (15)Aug 09, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Polo Grounds, New York Won NYSAC middleweight title
85Win72–12–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mickey Walker PTS10Jul 06, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
84Win71–12–1 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy SlaughterUD10May 16, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Boston
83Loss70–12–1 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Indrisano MD10Feb 24, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
82Win70–11–1 Flag of Portugal.svg Horacio VelhaUD10Jan 09, 1933 Flag of the United States.svg Valley Arena, Holyoke
81Loss69–11–1 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy SmithPTS10Dec 19, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia
80Loss69–10–1 Flag of the United States.svg Andy CallahanUD10Oct 07, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
79Win69–9–1 Flag of the United States.svg Ad ZachowPTS10Sep 09, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
78Win68–9–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jimmy McLarnin SD10Aug 04, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Yankee Stadium, Bronx
77Win67–9–1 Flag of the United States.svg Henry WallaceKO2 (10)Jun 15, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Woonsocket
76Loss66–9–1 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Indrisano UD10Apr 29, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
75Win66–8–1 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Indrisano SD10Apr 08, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
74Win65–8–1 Flag of the United States.svg George ManolianPTS10May 31, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Foot Guard Hall, Hartford
73Loss64–8–1 Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Fields UD10Jan 28, 1932 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago Stadium, Chicago Lost NBA and lineal welterweight titles
72Draw64–7–1 Flag of the United States.svg Baby Joe GansPTS10Dec 15, 1931 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Forum, Montreal
71Win64–7 Flag of the United States.svg Paul PirroneDQ7 (10)Dec 10, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Public Hall, Cleveland
70Win63–7 Flag of the United States.svg Bucky LawlessKO3 (10)Dec 02, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
69Win62–7 Flag of the United States.svg Young Jack Thompson UD15Oct 23, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston Won NBA and lineal welterweight titles
68Win61–7 Flag of the United States.svg Jackie BradyPTS10Aug 25, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Cycledrome, Providence
67Win60–7 Flag of the United States.svg Young Jack Thompson UD10Jul 23, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
66Win59–7 Flag of the United States.svg Paul PirroneKO8 (10)Jun 09, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
65Win58–7 Flag of the United States.svg Al Mello TKO8 (10)May 15, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
64Win57–7 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie MooreKO2 (10)May 1, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
63Win56–7 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Frankie BelangerKO1 (10)Apr 27, 1931 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Arena, Quebec City
62Win55–7 Flag of the United States.svg Al KoziolTKO5 (8)Apr 17, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, Willimantic
61Win54–7 Flag of the United States.svg Canada LeePTS10Mar 27, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
60Win53–7 Flag of the United States.svg Baby Joe GansPTS10Mar 06, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
59Win52–7 Flag of the United States.svg Canada LeeKO10 (10)Feb 13, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
58Win51–7 Flag of Algeria.svg Alf RossTKO6 (8)Feb 06, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Boston Garden, Boston
57Win50–7 Flag of the United States.svg Al PalladinoTKO7 (10)Jan 30, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
56Win49–7 Flag of Armenia.svg Gaby BagdadPTS8Jan 01, 1931 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Boston
55Win48–7 Flag of the United States.svg Larry BrignoliaTKO3 (6)Dec 15, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Boston
54Win47–7 Flag of the United States.svg Frank BaldiTKO4 (8)Oct 17, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
53Win46–7 Flag of the United States.svg Billy EskowtizKO2 (8)Sep 26, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Danielson
52Loss45–7 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy McGonnigleDQ5 (10)Sep 25, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Wilson Recreation Park, Keene
51Win45–6 Flag of the United States.svg Nick MadonnaPTS10Aug 28, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Wilson Recreation Park, Keene
50Win44–6 Flag of the United States.svg Tony TraversTKO4 (10)Aug 21, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg St. Michael's Arena, Pawcatuck
49Win43–6 Flag of the United States.svg Bobby SuberPTS10Jul 03, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Wilson Recreation Park, Keene
48Win42–6 Flag of the United States.svg Rudy MarshallPTS8Jul 02, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg St. Michael's Arena, Pawcatuck
47Win41–6 Flag of the United States.svg Joe EmmonsKO4 (8)Jun 11, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Shymas Hall, Taftville
46Win40–6 Flag of the United States.svg Clyde HullPTS10May 9, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
45Win39–6 Flag of the United States.svg Tony MagnaKO3 (8)Mar 23, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
44Win38–6 Flag of Ireland.svg Owen TraversTKO6 (8)Mar 04, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
43Win37–6 Flag of the United States.svg Mule BrownPTS8Mar 28, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Parish Hall, Taftville
42Win36–6 Flag of the United States.svg Joe GarveyTKO5 (8)Mar 21, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
41Win35–6 Flag of the United States.svg Art HurdPTS8Mar 14, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Lyceum Theatre, New London
40Win34–6 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie ReedPTS8Feb 28, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Lyceum Theatre, New London
39Win33–6 Flag of the United States.svg Billy CarneyTKO6 (8)Feb 21, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Danielson
38Win32–6 Flag of the United States.svg Joe RossiKO2 (8)Feb 14, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Parish Hall, Taftville
37Win31–6 Flag of the United States.svg Charlie PhippenTKO4 (8)Feb 07, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
36Win30–6 Flag of the United States.svg Artie LeePTS8Jan 24, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, New London
35Win29–6 Flag of the United States.svg Joe RussoKO3 (8)Jan 17, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, New London
34Win28–6 Flag of the United States.svg Stanley ReidTKO6 (8)Jan 01, 1930 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
33Win27–6 Flag of the United States.svg Joe RussoKO5 (8)Dec 06, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Norwich
32Win26–6 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy HoagTKO6 (8)Nov 22, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
31Loss25–6 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie MoorePTS8Oct 17, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Rakoczi Hall, Bridgeport
30Win25–5 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Len SmithTKO5 (6)Oct 07, 1929 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Quebec City
29Loss24–5 Flag of the United States.svg Jack ManleyPTS10Oct 03, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Keene
28Win24–4 Flag of the United States.svg Bob AllisonKO2 (6)Sep 25, 1929 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Forum, Montreal
27Win23–4 Flag of the United States.svg Rudy MarshallTKO5 (8)Sep 19, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Newfield Park, Bridgeport
26Win22–4 Flag of the United States.svg Bert HeathfieldKO2 (6)Sep 11, 1929 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Forum, Montreal
25Win21–4 Flag of the United States.svg Jack DugeyPTS8Sep 05, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Lake Spofford
24Win20–4 Flag of the United States.svg Tom QuigleyTKO5 (8)Aug 23, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Fairgrounds, Worcester
23Win19–4 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie MoorePTS8Aug 15, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Newfield Park, Bridgeport
22Win18–4 Flag of the United States.svg Harry LagessPTS8Jun 25, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Ware's Grove Pavillion, Lake Spofford
21Win17–4 Flag of the United States.svg Bill LozeauTKO3 (6)Jun 13, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Summer Street Baseball Park, Fitchburg
20Win16–4 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie DesautelsPTS10Jun 13, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Lake Spofford
19Win15–4 Flag of the United States.svg Al BergeronKO7 (8)Jun 07, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Fairgrounds, Worcester
18Win14–4 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie DaleyTKO4 (8)May 31, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Ware's Grove Pavillion, Lake Spofford
17Win13–4 Flag of the United States.svg Dick PangrazeTKO3 (?)May 24, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Nashua Theatre, Nashua
16Win12–4 Flag of the United States.svg Bill LozeauTKO5 (10)May 7, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Nashua Theatre, Nashua
15Win11–4 Flag of the United States.svg Young Johnny BuffKO2 (8)Apr 23, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Nashua Theatre, Nashua
14Loss10–4 Flag of the United States.svg Scoops WhitePTS8Apr 19, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
13Loss10–3 Flag of the United States.svg Sam LucciPTS8Mar 15, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Worcester
12Win10–2 Flag of the United States.svg Vic MorleyPTS6Mar 07, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Foot Guard Hall, Hartford
11Win9–2 Flag of the United States.svg Al SaccoKO2 (6)Feb 28, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
10Loss8–2 Flag of the United States.svg Young AngeloPTS6Feb 21, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Buckingham Hall, Waterbury
9Win8–1 Flag of the United States.svg Young GabouryKO2 (6)Feb 15, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
8Win7–1 Flag of the United States.svg Billy RhodesKO3 (6)Jan 18, 1929 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanics Hall, Worcester
7Loss6–1 Flag of the United States.svg George LawsonPTS6Oct 04, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Brassco Park, Waterbury
6Win6–0 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy KraftPTS4Sep 21, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Brassco Park, Waterbury
5Win5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Benny EdwardsKO4 (6)Aug 30, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Brassco Park, Waterbury
4Win4–0 Flag of the United States.svg Zeke MazerPTS4Aug 27, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Velodrome, Hartford
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Mickey MullinsTKO5 (6)Aug 16, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Brassco Park, Waterbury
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Mickey MullinsKO3 (4)Jul 12, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Willimantic
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Billy KrakeKO1 (4)Jun 28, 1928 Flag of the United States.svg Willimantic

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jack Thompson
World Welterweight Champion
October 23, 1931 January 28, 1932
Succeeded by
Jackie Fields
Preceded by
Ben Jeby
NYSAC World Middleweight Champion
August 9, 1933 October 30, 1933
Succeeded by
Vince Dundee