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Max Baer

W L D
66 13 0
51 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 79
rounds 423
KOs 64%
 
global ID 12077
birth nameMaximillian Adelbert Baer
aliasLivermore Larupper
born 1909-02-11
death date1959-11-21 / age 50
debut1929-05-16 / age 20
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
reach
81″   /   206cm
residence
Livermore, California, USA
birth place
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
80 6 1 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1941-04-04
220¾Lou Nova202¾24 2 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:18   referee: Arthur Donovan
Max Baer's final career bout.
1940-09-26
223Pat Comiskey20729 1 1
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:39   referee: Jack Dempsey
1940-07-02
221½Tony Galento244½77 24 5
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W RTD7/15
 W  
RTD
7/15
  
referee: Joe Mangold
Galento was unable to answer the bell for the 8th round.
1939-09-18
213Babe Ritchie1949 4 1
Fair Park Stadium, Lubbock, Texas, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:10   referee: George Blake
Ritchie was knocked down twice.
1939-09-04
218Big Ed Murphy2002 1 0
Silver Peak, Nevada, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:40   referee: Tom Sharkey
1939-06-01
210½Lou Nova20221 1 4
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LTKO11/12
 L 
TKO
11/12
  
time: 1:21   referee: Frank Fullam
Attendance: 16,778; Gate: $82,364
(Poster)
Baer, "the left side of his face battered out of shape after ten rounds of the most excruciating fighting he had ever undergone, was bleeding so severely from a severe laceration of the lower lip he could hardly breathe" when the referee stopped the bout. New York Times
1938-10-26
221Hank Hankinson21445 20 1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:48
1938-03-11
212Tommy Farr208½69 26 17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan
Farr was knocked down in the 2nd and 3rd. Scoring: 13-2, 11-3-1, 9-5-1
1937-05-27
212Ben Foord208½35 9 4
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Jack Hart
1937-04-15
211½Tommy Farr19867 24 17
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1936-10-19
212½Dutch Weimer186½38 28 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:30
A light slap to Weimer's ribs ended the bout, causing the crowd to roar its disgust. Someone threw an empty whiskey bottle at Baer. Leaving the ring, he turned to the crowd and shouted, "Well, you paid to get in - suckers." The bout, termed "a fake, fiasco and disgrace" by Premier Mitchell F. Hepburn (who had been in the crowd), resulted in the reorganization of the Ontario Athletic Commission and the appointment of P. J. Mulqueen as Chairman to restore confidence of fans.
1936-10-08
215Willie Davies19212 13 2
Platteville, Wisconsin, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Ted Jamieson 1-5
This result is given as reported in the Milwaukee Sentinel. The fight was billed as an exhibition, yet Referee Ted Jamieson gave an official decision. Baer floored Davies in the 2nd round. Jamieson only gave this 2nd round to Baer and gave Davies the other five.
1936-10-06
Tim Charles29 26 11
Evansville, Illinois, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
Charles downed eight times.
1936-09-14
217Bearcat Wright23058 17 19
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Oelwein Daily Register (U.P. wire)
Baer wore 16oz gloves.
1936-09-07
Cowboy Sammy Evans8 12 2
Casper, Wyoming, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1936-09-04
210Cyclone Lynch2151 1 0
Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1936-09-02
217Al Gaynor2022 3 0
Lincoln Field, Twin Falls, Idaho, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1936-08-31
218Don Baxter0 1 0
Memorial Ball Park, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1936-08-29
217Al Frankco212debut
Recreation Park, Lewiston, Idaho, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1936-08-25
216½Cecil Myart21916 27 6
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1936-08-24
Nails Gorman15 16 14
Marshfield, Oregon, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR) reported this bout in it's August 25th edition.
1936-07-24
212Bob Williams2207 7 0
Ogden Stadium, Ogden, Utah, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 3:00
1936-07-17
213Cecil Smith1914 0 0
Convention Hall, Ada, Oklahoma, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Dave Ellison
1936-07-16
213Junior Munsell18712 0 1
Coliseum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
time: 0:45   referee: Red Andrews
Munsell down in the 1st round. Munsell reportedly 22-0 entering contest. Source: Tulsa World
1936-07-13
214James Merriott2155 11 1
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1936-07-02
224Buck Rogers2170 2 0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1936-06-24
218Wilson Dunn16873 25 9
Tech Field, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
Dunn announced at 183, was weighed after the fight and was actually 168. San Antonio Light
1936-06-23
218George Brown1982 12 0
Tyler, Texas, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Brown was floored three times in the fourth round before his manager tossed in the towel.
1936-06-19
220Harold Murphy20549 21 9
Armory, Pocatello, Idaho, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Murphy was floored in the 3d, 4th, & 5th
1936-06-17
224Bob Fraser19016 19 16
Ada Co. Fairgrounds, Boise, Idaho, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1936-06-15
226Tony Souza22229 16 7
McCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Souza was floored four times in the bout.
1935-09-24
210Joe Louis19821 0 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LKO4/15
 L 
KO
4/15
  
time: 3:09   referee: Arthur Donovan
1935-06-13
210½Jim Braddock19444 23 4
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy 5-9   judges: Charley Lynch 4-11, George Kelly 7-7
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
World heavyweight title
Kelly 7-7-1 (points for Braddock under NY's rounds plus points scoring)
1934-06-14
209½Primo Carnera263¼77 6 0
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
time: 2:16   referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Tommy ShawtellCharley Lynch
NYSAC World heavyweight title
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
World heavyweight title
Nat Fleischer (inThe Ring, August 1934, page 47) claimed that Carnera was floored three times in round one, twice in round two (Carnera dragging Baer down both times). once in round three, and several more times in the last two rounds. Fleischer's account is not entirely clear and it appears that one or two paragraphs at the end may have been deleted by accident. Other accounts indicate that Carnera was down twice in round 10 and twice more in round 11, which would make a total of 10 knockdowns. Fleischer had Carnera winning rounds four, seven, and eight, Baer winning all of the others (unofficially). Attendance 56,000.
1933-06-08
203Max Schmeling18945 5 3
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
time: 1:51   referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Charley LynchJoe Agnello
A crowd of 53,000 (with another 3,300 with passes) - including Jack Sharkey and Primo Carnera - paid $239,676.07 to assure a fair profit for Jack Dempsey in his first big promotional venture.
1933 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1932-09-26
204Tuffy Griffiths18870 8 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 0:58   referee: Phil Collins
From Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Griffith was down in round six and narrowly avoided a knockout in round four, and suffered a bag beating. There was one additional fight scheduled for this program, the result for which is not shown here: Jackie Sharkey v. Kid Irish, 6 rounds.
1932-08-31
200Ernie Schaaf209½52 10 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
"The bell deprived Baer of a knock-out victory. Two seconds before the fight ended Schaaf was knocked flat on his face, completely knocked out. He was dragged to his corner and his seconds worked on him for three minutes restoring him to his senses." (Associated Press)
1932-07-04
202¾King Levinsky196¾41 16 4
Dempsey's Bowl, Reno, Nevada, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: George Blake
Attendance: 8,000 "Baer piled up a big lead throughout the fight." (AP)
1932-05-11
205Walter Cobb22125 5 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1932-04-26
205Paul Swiderski194½19 10 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
1932-02-22
199Tom Heeney211½36 19 7
Seals Stadium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1932-01-29
202King Levinsky193½41 14 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ed Smith
1931-12-30
202½Arthur De Kuh219½40 9 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1931-11-23
203Les Kennedy18935 13 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1931-11-09
204Johnny Risko19550 32 6
Seals Stadium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
1931-10-21
204Jose Santa24454 12 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1931-09-23
205Jack Van Noy197½11 5 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1931-07-04
202Paulino Uzcudun19543 10 2
Race Track Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
This is the "first heavyweight bout of any importance in Reno since [Jack] Johnson defeated [James] Jeffries July 4, 1910." Some 18,000 people attended, "virtually equalling the normal population of the city." New York Times
1931-05-05
204Johnny Risko19547 31 6
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-04-07
197Ernie Owens18557 20 21
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Tom Louttit
1931-02-06
200½Tommy Loughran18364 10 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey   judges: Billy JohTommy Shortell
1931-01-16
201Tom Heeney20835 15 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
Referee Jack Dempsey picked up the count incorrectly. Knockdown time-keeper Arthur Donovan signaled Heeney out at Dempsey's count of eight. Heeney was waiting to hear "nine" before arising. When he learned he had been counted out, he "protested strenuously," and the crowd "broke into a deafening roar of disapproval." New York Times
1930-12-19
200Ernie Schaaf20327 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1930-08-25
197Frankie Campbell18233 3 2
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
Frankie Campbell died the following day as a result of injuries sustained during this bout.
1930-08-11
193½KO Christner23 7 0
Oaks Ballpark, Emeryville, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Baer sent Christner to the floor three times in the second stanza.
1930-07-15
190Les Kennedy29 5 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Kennedy 1-7
1930-06-25
192Ernie Owens18157 17 21
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
referee: Willie Ritchie
1930-06-11
194Buck Weaver2053 5 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1930-05-28
191½Jack Linkhorn179½18 3 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1930-05-07
192Tom Toner19 3 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1930-04-22
197Ernie Owens18657 15 21
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Owens knocked down for first time in career
1930-04-09
191Jack Stewart1828 3 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1930-01-29
Tiny Abbott5 0 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1930-01-15
192Tiny Abbott2354 0 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
LDQ3/10
 L 
DQ
3/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
Baer was disqualified for hitting Abbott while he was being given a count; fined $100 for fouls
1929-12-30
Tony Fuente67 22 9
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1929-12-04
Chet Shandel19 2 1
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1929-11-20
192Tillie Taverna180½4 3 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1929-11-06
Natie Brown0 1 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1929-10-30
Alex Rowe4 1 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1929-10-16
Chief Caribou1 7 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1929-10-02
George Carrolldebut
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1929-09-25
Frank Rudzenski1 5 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
"Frank succumbed to a vicious left hook after being knocked half out of the ring with a right." (Hayward Review)
1929-09-04
Jack McCarthy2 3 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
LDQ3/6
 L 
DQ
3/6
  
referee: Billy Snailham
1929-08-28
Al Red Ledford5 6 0
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1929-07-31
Benny Hill12 18 12
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1929-07-24
Benny Hill12 17 12
Arcadia Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1929-07-18
Al Red Ledford3 5 0
Oak Park Arena, Stockton, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1929-07-04
Tillie Taverna0 1 0
Stockton, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1929-06-06
Sailor Leedsdebut
Stockton, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1929-05-16
Chief Cariboudebut
Oak Park Arena, Stockton, California, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
First documented bout for Max Baer.
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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