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Luis Angel Firpo

W L D
31 4 0
26 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 37
rounds 204
KOs 67%
 
global ID 10607
aliasEl Toro Salvaje de las Pampas
born 1894-10-11
death date1960-08-07 / age 65
debut1917-12-10 / age 23
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
residence
Buenos Aires, Argentina
birth place
Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
39 24 0 2 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1936-07-11
216Arturo Godoy202½39 4 3
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
LRTD4/10
 L 
RTD
4/10
  
Firpo down 9 times
1936-05-25
Siska Habarta0 2 0
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1936-05-09
220Saverio Grizzo21711 16 3
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1926-04-03
221Erminio Spalla19438 5 3
Parque Romano, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1924-11-12
224Charley Weinert18432 7 1
113th Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Source: Damon Runyon, syndicated (eg Davenport Democrat); Chicago Tribune; many other newspapers. Weinert won at least ten rounds, with some writers giving him a shut-out.
1924-09-11
224½Harry Wills21762 6 3
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
referee: Danny Sullivan
1924-04-05
220Al Reich213½27 10 1
Club Sportivo Barracas, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:45
1924-03-07
Erminio Spalla32 3 3
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W TKO14/15
 W  
TKO
14/15
  
1924-02-24
Farmer Lodge11 10 0
Club Atletico River Plate, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
Argentina's first radio broadcast of a fight
1923-09-14
216½Jack Dempsey192½52 4 9
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
LKO2/15
 L 
KO
2/15
  
time: 0:57   referee: Johnny Gallagher   judges: George PatrickBilly 'Kid' McPartland
NYSAC World heavyweight title
Great slugfest, Firpo down 7 times in the first round,then late in the round Firpo sends Dempsey through the ropes with a powerful right hand. Dempsey barely climbs back through ropes and survives the round. After a total of 11 knockdowns between the boxers Dempsey finally halts the bigger, heavier South American in the second round with a knockout blow!
1923-08-13
Charley Weinert32 6 1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
referee: Frank O'Brien
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-08-03
214¾Homer Smith188½27 9 0
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-07-27
227Joe Burke2014 9 0
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Firpo dropped Burke with a rabbit punch in the 1st for a 9-count.
1923-07-12
214Jess Willard24222 4 1
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO8/12
 W  
KO
8/12
  
time: 1:55   referee: Harry Lewis
Labeled as "The Battle of the Giants." Firpo was a 5:3 favorite. Willard fought mostly on the defensive, later claiming he'd injured his left arm in training.
1923-06-17
Jim Hibbard1 4 1
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Report in El Tiempo (Bogata) states promoters were forced to make this an exhibition because the Mexican Commission would not sancion it as an official bout
1923-06-10
Italian Jack Herman3 6 0
Havana, Cuba
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1923-05-12
212Jack McAuliffe II2008 0 4
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO3/15
 W  
KO
3/15
  
time: 1:02   referee: Jack O'Sullivan   judges: Charles F. MathisonPatsy Haley
1923-03-12
220Bill Brennan20351 7 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO12/15
 W  
KO
12/15
  
1922-10-08
Jim Tracey10 10 2
Club Sportivo Barracas, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1922-05-13
Italian Jack Herman2 2 0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1922-04-04
Joe McCann2 0 0
Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1922-03-20
227Tom Maxted1972 0 0
Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1921-09-27
Fernando Priano0 4 0
San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1921-04-23
Black Gunboat Smith8 7 1
Club Universitario, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO12/12
 W  
KO
12/12
  
1921-03-12
Black Gunboat Smith8 6 1
Valparaiso, Chile
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1920-12-11
Dave Mills6 7 6
Club Universitario, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
South American heavyweight title
1920-09-11
Alberto Colemandebut
Teatro Municipal, Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
NNC10/0
 N 
NC
10/0
  
1920-07-07
Antonio Jirsa0 2 0
Club Universitario, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1920-04-30
Dave Mills6 6 6
Estadio Hippodrome, Santiago de Chile, Chile
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
South American heavyweight title
1920-02-28
Andres Balsa0 1 0
Valparaiso, Chile
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1919-11-01
Dave Mills5 6 6
Santiago de Chile, Chile
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
South American heavyweight title
1919-04-26
Arthur Manning0 1 0
Montevideo, Uruguay
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1919-04-12
Fernando Priano0 3 0
Montevideo, Uruguay
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1919-02-07
Calvin Respress0 2 1
Santiago de Chile, Chile
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1918-12-14
Calvin Respress0 1 1
Santiago de Chile, Chile
W DQ2/10
 W  
DQ
2/10
  
1918-11-09
Ignacio Sepulvedadebut
Santiago de Chile, Chile
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1918-09-28
William Daly4 2 0
Chillan, Chile
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1918-01-12
217½Angel Rodriguez167¼25 2 0
Teatro Casino, Montevideo, Uruguay
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
referee: Federico Siepcke   judges: Jose Gonzalez SotoAngel AdamiJose Calcagno
Firpo down 4 times
1917-12-10
Frank Hagney0 5 0
Internacional Boxing Club, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
NND6/10
 N 
ND
6/10
  
Pro debut for Firpo
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