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Buddy Baer

W L D
53 7 0
49 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 60
rounds 165
KOs 79%
 
global ID 12131
birth nameJacob Henry Baer
born 1915-06-11
death date1986-07-18 / age 71
debut1934-09-23 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 6″   /   198cm
reach
84″   /   213cm
residence
Sacramento, California, USA
birth place
Denver, Colorado, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
62 14 2 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1942-01-09
250Joe Louis206½51 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO1/15
 L 
KO
1/15
  
time: 2:56   referee: Frank Fullam
World Heavyweight Title
Baer down 3 times.
1941-05-23
237½Joe Louis201¾48 1 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LDQ7/15
 L 
DQ
7/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Jimmy SullivanJohn Trigg
World Heavyweight Title
Louis down in first, Baer down three times in sixth. Last knockdown of Baer after the bell, according to Baer's manager, who then refuses to leave the ring, upon which Baer is disqualified.
1941-04-08
240Tony Galento24777 25 5
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Eddie La Fond
Galento quit when he claimed a broken left hand.
1941-01-15
243Eddie Blunt21931 10 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1940-12-17
241Harold Blackshear19221 6 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Frankie Carter
1940-06-06
246Valentin Campolo22512 6 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 1:53
Campolo was knocked down twice.
1940-05-03
249Nathan Mann18855 7 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/12
 W  
TKO
7/12
  
time: 1:36   referee: Arthur Donovan
Mann was knocked down twice in the 7th. After the 2nd knockdown, he traded with Baer briefly, before letting the referee know that he didn't want to continue.
1939-10-30
240Lee Savold18846 19 1
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Oelwein Daily Register (U.P. wire). Savold was knocked down in the first round.
1939-10-13
248Charley Neaves2104 2 1
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1939-10-12
248Maxie Doyle1950 2 0
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Baer floored Doyle ten times.
1939-10-05
248Sandy McDonald21524 25 4
Hubber Park, Lubbock, Texas, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Travis McCall
1939-04-04
255Big Boy Brackey21827 12 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:10   referee: Jack Kennedy
Brackey was knocked down once in the 1st round, and three times in the 2nd round.
1939-03-10
256Chuck Crowell21328 8 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:54   referee: Jack Kennedy
Crowell was knocked down four times.
1938-03-04
242½Gunnar Barlund200¼21 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Billy Cavanaugh
1937-12-17
243Eddie Hogan222½24 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1937-08-30
243¾Abe Simon25016 1 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
time: 2:38
"Simon gave Baer a beating in the 1st round and had him in distress, but he came back in the next two sessions with a succession of blows to the body and head that had his huge opponent reeling when the bout was stopped" (New York Times).
1937-05-24
Jack London58 29 5
Vetch Field, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-05-06
Jim Wilde21 9 2
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1936-12-09
Patrick Michael Barry1 0 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:46
1936-10-19
Salvatore Ruggirello28 45 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1936-10-08
Art Oliverdebut
Platteville, Wisconsin, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
This result is given as reported in the Milwaukee Sentinel. Oliver has been reported erroneously to have fought Max Baer on this date.
1936-09-14
232Pret Ferrar18216 7 4
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Oelwein Daily Register (U.P. wire)
1936-09-04
240Babe Hunt23080 25 5
Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1936-09-02
237Jack Conroy2000 1 0
Lincoln Field, Twin Falls, Idaho, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1936-08-31
247James J. Russell1958 6 1
Memorial Ball Park, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1936-08-29
237Don Baxterdebut
Recreation Park, Lewiston, Idaho, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1936-08-25
240Bill Devere200debut
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 0:07
1936-08-24
Charley Simpson0 2 0
Marshfield, Oregon, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1936-07-24
238Ray Jarecki2550 4 0
Ogden Stadium, Ogden, Utah, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:35   referee: Bill Glasmann
1936-07-17
Rags Wooddebut
Convention Hall, Ada, Oklahoma, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
When Wood's scheduled opponent was unable to fight, Bear, in Ada as part of brother Max's entourage, substituted.
1936-07-13
Charles Montgomery4 12 2
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO0/0
 W  
KO
0/0
  
1936-04-22
Andre Lenglet216½21 8 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Young Corbett III
1936-03-25
254Jack Petric22013 16 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1936-03-02
250Harold Murphy19449 19 9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1936-02-19
Wally Hunt18 16 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:36   referee: Toby Irwin
1935-09-24
238Ford Smith20927 11 7
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1935-08-29
238Jack Doyle20414 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:38   referee: Billy Cavanaugh
This bout was scheduled for six rounds, as the NYSAC prohibited boxers under the age of twenty one to participate in contests of longer duration. Baer is twenty years old at this time. Doyle was down three times before Referee Kavanaugh waved it off and led him to his corner.
1935-07-26
237Artie Suess2050 3 0
Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
referee: Jimmy Manley
Suess, an unknown, put up little resistance. He had been down once already when a couple of stiff lefts from Baer put him down in a heap, with two teeth loosened. The referee stopped it and the audience was very unhappy with the affair.
1935-07-18
236½Al Delaney19028 3 0
Offermann Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
time: 0:34   referee: Luke Carr
1935-06-25
239Frank Wotanski2057 9 6
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:54   judges: Charley LynchTommy Shortell
Wotanski substituted for Big Boy Rawson, who was ordered to withdraw following the weigh-in.
1935-05-23
236½Big Boy Brackey21212 1 2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1935-04-18
246Ed Anderson2068 17 3
National Guard Armory, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Anderson reportedly is from Detroit. Baer's brother Max, the heavyweight champion, boxed a four-round exhibition with Battling J.D. on this card. Tacoma News Tribune Also, from the Milwaukee Journal.
1935-04-17
218Tommy Davenport1989 10 2
I.M.A. Auditorium, Flint, Michigan, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
From The Ring, July 1935, page 62. Max Baer fought a six-round exhibition with Harold Anderson on this program.
1935-04-12
238½Corn Griffin18945 17 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
Griffin was floored seven times, the last time for the full count.
1935-04-10
242Harry Nelson2063 2 2
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
1935-03-20
244Frank Connolly2437 1 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
referee: Jess (Duke) Kenworthy
1935-01-28
236Tommy Davenport192½8 9 2
Municipal Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Red McLachlan
Davenport was knocked down four times. Baer knocked out Davenport in 4 rounds in an exhibition match held 1935-4-17 at Flint, MI.
1935-01-21
Monty Hogan210debut
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 0:31
1935-01-10
239Babe Hunt19772 17 5
Rikard Recreation Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Joe O'Connor
1935-01-04
240Jack O'Dowd21023 9 2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 2:10
1934-12-28
236Gene Stanton21615 30 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune )Bob Soderman).
1934-12-21
241Henry Surrette199½11 13 2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:47
1934-12-19
Bumbo Myers19517 22 2
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
time: 2:00   referee: Max Baer
1934-12-14
226Bob Cook242debut
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1934-12-10
238Mickey McGoorty215½debut
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:22
1934-12-06
240Red Fields2005 2 0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 0:50
1934-12-04
240Johnny Baker2081 6 1
Waterloo Theatre, Waterloo, Iowa, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 0:35
1934-11-23
240Frank Ketter202½10 12 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 0:25
1934-11-13
242Gene Garner1878 5 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:31   referee: Abe Roth
1934-10-24
249Jack Petric21211 10 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1934-10-10
Maxie Brown1951 4 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 1:30
1934-09-23
Tiny Abbott13 7 1
Eureka, California, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 1:54
Pro debut for Baer.
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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