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Melio Bettina

W L D
83 14 3
36 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 100 rating
rounds 738 ranking
KOs 36%
 
global ID 10526
birth nameEmilio Bettina
born 1916-11-18
death date1996-12-20 / age 80
debut1934-10-06 / age 17
divisionlight heavyweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach
70″   /   178cm
residence
Beacon, New York, USA
birth place
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Career Record

100 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
190¼Johnny Flynn
41
27
2
210
 L 
KO6/10
Sports Arena, Rochester, New York, USA
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192½Enrique Felpi
12
6
0
209½
 W  
UD10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
referee: Abe Simon 6-3   judge: Arthur Schwartz 5-4, Nick Gamboli 5-4
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194Sandy McPherson
19
17
2
232
 W  
UD10/10
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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192Jimmy O'Brien
25
17
3
178½
 W  
TKO4/10
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
time: 0:30   referee: Harry Ebbets
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193Austin Johnson
14
6
4
189
 W  
KO2/10
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
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196Angel Sotillo
34
19
9
206
 W  
KO3/8
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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196½Ross Strickland
22
26
3
185
 W  
TKO5/10
Avalon Rollerdrome, Newburgh, New York, USA
time: 2:32   referee: John Palermo
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202Jackie Fisher
33
21
5
212
 W  
TKO5/0
City Hall, Bangor, Maine, USA
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190¼Gus Lesnevich
55
11
5
179¾
 L 
KO1/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Bettina was down three times. On the final knockdown, the referee waved off the count. This set a new record for the fastest knockout in a main event at Madison Square Garden.
time: 0:59   referee: Billy Cavanaugh
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188Joe Muscato
23
6
1
193
 W  
TKO3/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
time: 1:46
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191½Bill Weinberg
31
8
4
210
 W  
PTS10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
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188Eldridge Eatman
19
12
5
195
 W  
PTS10/10
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
referee: Johnny Cluney 48-34
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190½Larry Bouchard
12
19
2
204½
 W  
KO2/10
Troy Arena, Troy, New York, USA
time: 1:07   referee: Polly Pleat
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193Eddie Blunt
36
18
6
220
 W  
PTS10/10
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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191Jimmy Bivins
44
5
0
185
 D 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Bettina down for a 1-count in the 5th.
referee: Arthur Donovan 6-4   judge: Jack Gordon 5-5, Marty Monroe 2-8
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194George Parks
14
11
2
184
 W  
PTS10/10
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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190Tommy Reed
11
0
1
204
 W  
KO3/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
time: 0:16
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184Curtis Sheppard
32
19
0
190
 W  
UD10/10
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Ernie Sesto 7-2   judge: Freddie Lux 5-3, Red Robinson 6-3
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189Buddy Walker
60
15
4
194
 W  
SD10/10
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Ernie Sesto   judge: Alvin (Jap) WilliamsFreddie Lux
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188Johnny Vorce
27
11
1
177
 W  
KO5/10
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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185½Jimmy Bivins
38
5
0
182½
 L 
UD10/10
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Bivins won 9 out of 10 rounds according to the unofficial card of the A.P.
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187Lou Brooks
26
11
2
182½
 W  
TKO1/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Bettina, making his first start since joining the Army a year ago, lashed a left hook across Brooks' left eye, causing temporary blindness. New York Times . A lace from Bettina's glove blinded Brook's eye which resulted in Brooks being banned from boxing in Pennsylvania for lack of vision. The UP called this a freak ko.
referee: Irving Kutcher
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187Harry Bobo
29
6
0
211
 W  
UD10/10
Lakefront Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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189Altus Allen
16
5
1
187
 W  
UD10/10
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
This was a slow fight in which Bettina used mauling tactics.
referee: Tommy Gilmore
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184¾Booker Beckwith
17
1
0
175½
 W  
PTS10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bettina "decisively oupointed" Beckwith. (Associated Press)
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185Gus Dorazio
59
13
1
190
 W  
UD10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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182½Mose Brown
18
5
1
175
 W  
PTS10/10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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183Harry Bobo
26
4
0
204½
 W  
SD10/10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
This was reported to be a great fight and a close one. Bettina floored in final round.
referee: Red Robinson   judge: Chick RodgersKid Stinger
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181Jimmy Bivins
24
3
0
173
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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187Sonny Boy Walker
28
9
5
207
 W  
PTS10/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Walker was knocked down in the 9th for a three-count.
referee: Mushy Callahan
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189½Pat Valentino
16
3
1
180
 W  
PTS10/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Toby Irwin
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186¾Red Burman
75
17
1
189½
 W  
PTS10/10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
One of many bouts of a "Heavyweight Boxing Carnival" program.
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182Jack Marshall
17
7
5
190
 W  
TKO9/10
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
Bettina was knocked down in the 2nd round by a right to the jaw. Marshall was unable to come out for the 10th round, due to two cuts on his cheek.
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182¾Buddy Knox
91
13
4
187½
 W  
KO5/10
Biscayne Fronton, Miami, Florida, USA
referee: Jack Dempsey
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181Herbie Katz
43
12
1
176¾
 W  
KO9/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Katz was down in the 3rd and the 8th and counted out in the 9th. (New York Times)
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174Anton Christoforidis
42
9
7
168½
 L 
UD15/15
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
vacant National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
The N.B.A. had ruled that Billy Conn had relinquished the title by failing to defend it in six months and by signing to meet Joe Louis for the heavyweight title. As to the fight itself, Bettina had a small lead after 12 rounds but Christoforidis finished well and the decision was popular with the spectators.
referee: Joe Sedley   judge: Jim ParkerDibby Williams
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180½Solly Krieger
81
21
6
177
 W  
UD10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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179½Gunnar Barlund
39
9
0
199½
 W  
PTS10/10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
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180Joe O'Gatty
6
10
2
195
 W  
PTS10/10
Mohawk Mills Park, Amsterdam, New York, USA
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180½Al McCoy
67
14
5
179½
 L 
SD10/10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Eddie Bradley   judge: Harry SundbergJ. Frank Montgomery
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173Fred Apostoli
39
6
0
170¾
 W  
RTD12/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Donovan
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174Fred Apostoli
38
6
0
169¾
 L 
MD12/12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
"In as savage a light-heavyweight bout as has been seen in a local ring for years, Fred Apostoli, former world middleweight champion, conquered the stout-hearted but awkward Melio Bettina". Apostoli was down in each of the first three rounds, Bettina in the 10th. The referee and one judge gave it to Apostoli by 6-4-2 and 6-5-1, the other judge made it a 6-6 draw. (New York Times
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178Mario Liani
3
20
3
179
 W  
TKO5/8
Municipal Auditorium, Kingston, New York, USA
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176Willie Pavlovich
17
5
5
178
 W  
PTS8/8
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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174¼Billy Conn
48
9
1
171½
 L 
UD15/15
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
referee: Red Robinson   judge: Johnny FundyChick Rodgers
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176¾Charley 'Hobo' Williams
12
11
3
176
 W  
PTS8/8
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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173¼Billy Conn
46
9
1
170½
 L 
UD15/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
vacant National Boxing Association World light heavyweight title
NYSAC World light heavyweight title
The official scorecards were 10-5, 8-7, and 9-6, all in favor of Conn. Attendance: 15,295; Gross receipts: $50,869.11
referee: Frank Fullam   judge: Marty MonroeGeorge LeCron
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177½Italo Colonello
27
15
2
196
 W  
TKO3/10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Bettina "punched Italo Colonello into helplessness" and the referee "stopped the uneven contest at the end of two rounds." (New York Times)
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172½Tiger Jack Fox
98
14
10
173¾
 W  
TKO9/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
vacant NYSAC World light heavyweight title
time: 1:22   referee: Eddie Joseph
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176Henry Cooper
20
15
2
194½
 W  
PTS8/8
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
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178¾Bud Mignault
40
27
10
173¾
 W  
TKO10/10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
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174Basher Dean
11
4
1
189
 W  
PTS8/8
Amusement Academy, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
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172½Buck Everett
50
29
6
176
 W  
KO1/10
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
time: 2:28   referee: Eddie Joseph
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Gene Bonin
11
13
5
 W  
TKO2/10
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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176Johnny Lasinski
20
4
3
 W  
TKO5/10
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USA
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
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175¾Phil Sommese
22
10
4
191¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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174Domenico Ceccarelli
26
21
9
174¾
 W  
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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173¼Jim Johnson
16
4
2
173½
 W  
TKO7/8
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
time: 1:43   referee: Ed Smith
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174Pat McDuff
14
3
1
188
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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174Tony Celli
40
32
6
171
 W  
KO2/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
time: 2:55
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175½Bob Godwin
90
21
12
178
 W  
TKO7/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
referee: Danny Sullivan
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171Swede Berglund
76
26
14
166
 W  
TKO3/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
A badly cut left eye suffered by Berglund, ended the bout.
time: 1:50   referee: Abe Roth
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171Swede Berglund
76
25
13
164½
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
referee: Jack Kennedy
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Art Johnson
7
0
4
 W  
TKO4/6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
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169½Buck Everett
48
27
6
178
 L 
PTS10/10
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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173Johnny Duarte
2
11
0
168
 W  
PTS8/8
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USA
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding). This fight was not held in Bridgeport, as Bettina's record has previously shown.
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Joe Lipps
28
31
14
 W  
TKO5/8
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USA
This fight is usually listed as occurring at Bridgeport, one of three fights that Bettina is supposed to have had in that city, summer of 1937. However, they all occurred in Milford. From the Bridgeport Post (Herb Goldman).
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180Jimmy Mendes
41
10
4
184
 W  
KO5/8
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USA
From record the Bridgeport Post (Herb Goldman). Mendes took a 9-count and then was floored for the full count in round five.
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173Joe Knight
98
18
11
171½
 W  
PTS10/10
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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174½Barney Brock
15
3
1
198½
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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174Joe Lipps
28
27
14
185
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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173¼Tony Celli
32
25
5
173½
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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169½Leroy Brown
34
21
11
168
 D 
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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172½Carl Knowles
44
30
7
175
 W  
TKO3/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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174Steve Carr
45
7
7
181
 W  
KO6/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
referee: Charlie Duffin
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172½Buddy Ryan
7
3
0
175½
 W  
PTS8/8
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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171Frank Zamoris
14
9
3
175
 W  
PTS8/8
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Bettina won decisively. Reported in the Newark Evening News (Herb Goldman).
referee: Frank Manna
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170½Frank Zamoris
13
9
3
174
 L 
KO6/6
Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Bettina had the fight won, but Zamaris floored him with a right. When he arose he stuck out his gloves for the referee to wipe off the rosin, when Zamaris landed another right and Melio was counted out.
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Freddie Caruso
8
2
4
 L 
PTS6/6
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
This fight did not occur in Newark on August 24, as given in record books. It was reported in the Newark Daily News (Laurence Fielding).
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168Buddy Ryan
6
1
0
170
 L 
PTS6/6
Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
This fight did not occur in Newark, as given in record books. It was reported in the Newark Daily News (Laurence Fielding) and in the Long Branch Daily Record (Herb Goldman). Bettina was down in rounds three and six.
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Charley Loughran
28
15
4
 W  
UD6/6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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169Bud Mignault
32
15
9
170
 W  
PTS10/10
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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167Charley Weise
12
20
3
169
 W  
SD10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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168Charley Weise
11
20
3
169
 L 
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Bettina was knocked down three times.
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170Tony Celli
26
21
5
177
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
referee: Phil O'Connell
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176Babe Childers
1
2
0
 W  
KO2/0
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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171Joe Tinsley
15
9
1
170
 W  
PTS6/6
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
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167Leroy Smith
13
15
3
167
 W  
PTS6/6
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
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167¼Mark Hough
11
3
0
164
 D 
PTS8/8
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Bettina was down knocked down 4 times in the 7th round.
referee: Billy Cavanaugh
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Alfie Williams
4
4
0
 W  
KO3/0
Elmira Athletic Field, Elmira, New York, USA
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171Louis LePage
3
5
1
185
 W  
PTS10/10
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
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173½Ray Miller
2
0
0
171
 L 
PTS6/6
Music Hall, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Reported in the Paterson Evening Journal (Herb Goldman).
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175Charlie Mautz
2
0
0
190
 W  
PTS8/8
Music Hall, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Reported in the Paterson Evening News (Herb Goldman).
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173Babe Marshall
1
10
0
169
 W  
PTS6/6
Music Hall, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Reported in the Paterson Evening News (Herb Goldman).
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Vincent Funk
1
0
0
 W  
KO2/6
Music Hall, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Reported in the Paterson Evening News (Herb Goldman).
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171¾Jimmy Varrelli
10
6
2
175
 W  
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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Julius Vigh
10
18
0
 W  
KO3/0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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171Terry Mitchell
15
13
2
187¼
 W  
PTS4/4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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173¾John Dario
1
2
1
177
 W  
KO2/4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
time: 2:56
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Joe Gargisodebut
 W  
KO1/4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending