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Louis 'Kid' Kaplan

W L D
108 23 13
28 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 149
rounds 1372
KOs 17%
 
global ID 12324
born 1901-10-15
death date1970-10-26 / age 69
debut1918-03-07 / age 16
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 2″   /   157cm
reach
62½″   /   159cm
residence
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
birth place
Russia

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
165 138 13 0 3

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1933-02-20
139¾Cocoa Kid136¾25 3 2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Young McAulliffe 39-50
1932-10-13
138¾Eddie Holmes14237 25 6
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-09-09
137½Pancho Villa13563 36 1
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1932-08-04
137Frankie Petrolle14224 20 8
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Kaplan "completely overwhelmed the efforts of Petrolle at every turn." (New York Times)
1932-07-19
137Emil Rossi140½29 19 7
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-06-29
Jackie Pilkington42 29 13
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid). This was a second fight between Kaplan and Pilkington.
1931-11-20
138½Eddie Ran146½30 11 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO1/8
 L 
KO
1/8
  
time: 2:24
"A right to the jaw finished Kaplan in a surprising ending ..." New York Times
1931-11-04
137Harry Dublinsky13848 13 8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Given there as an 8-rounder instead of 10 as in the published records of Kaplan and Dublinsky.
1931-10-12
136¾Pancho Villa137¾57 32 1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1931-09-08
136Jackie Pilkington132½40 25 12
Capital Park Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
New England Lightweight Championship
1931-08-24
137½Sammy Mandell143¾73 11 7
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-07-23
Tommy Jarrett25 24 4
Meadowbrook Arena, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-04-20
134¼Ralph Lenny133¾48 3 2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman). Kaplan won nine rounds and kept Lenny on the defensive.
1931-04-06
137Billy Lynch138¼43 9 2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman). Lynch did land "three hard smashes to the chin" in round 3, but Kaplan was very much in command.
1931-03-16
Buster Brown54 10 10
104th Medical Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1931-03-04
136½Tommy Crowley13640 18 4
Columbus Civic Center, Rochester, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
The referee stopped the bout after 6 rounds.
1931-02-04
135¼Jack Portney136¾33 6 2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1930-10-17
135Justo Suarez137½19 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-09-24
130½Battling Battalino128½27 6 2
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Conway
Referee and sole judge Bill Conway gave Kaplan nine of the ten rounds.
1930-08-09
135½Jimmy O'Brien1378 1 0
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-06-30
133Maurice Holtzer127½61 21 4
Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1930-06-19
134½Tommy Crowley136½39 17 4
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-06-02
135Joey Medill131½33 5 5
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-03-18
Johnny Farr36 24 13
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-02-24
Jack Portney27 3 2
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1929-12-13
130½Andy Callahan130½33 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Kaplan was knocked down in the 1st, Callahan was down in the 6th.
1929-11-19
135½Emory Cabana133½33 9 3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-10-30
135Eddie Wolfe13316 5 5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). In round seven Kaplan a poweful right uppercut which cut Wolfe's mouth and loosened some of his teeth. Eddie could not answer the bell for round eight.
1929-09-17
134Emory Cabana134½32 9 3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-09-09
133¼Henri DeWancker133¼44 9 5
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO7/12
 W  
TKO
7/12
  
1929-08-22
134Joe Trabon13720 12 0
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-05-10
134Billy Wallace13671 20 23
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-04-11
134¾Joey Medill13726 3 4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-04-02
134Joe Glick135½101 31 17
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Connecticut newspapers (Herb Goldman).
1929-02-26
134½Freddie Mueller139¾47 14 3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LDQ8/10
 L 
DQ
8/10
  
Kaplan was disqualified following a low blow. From Connecticut newspapers (Herb Goldman).
1929-02-14
134¾Phil McGraw13524 16 5
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
The Ring Record Book (1981) records this bout occurring January 14, but contemporary newspaper (Waterbury Republican) account confirms February 14 as the true date.
1929-01-11
Johnny Jadick51 5 1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
1929-01-01
133½Ritchie King13332 25 16
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-10-16
134Bruce Flowers135½52 9 8
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-09-21
Bert Lamb7 8 4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1928-07-02
133Manuel Quintero134¾49 4 8
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-05-31
134½Manuel Quintero135½48 4 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-05-08
134Georgie Day132¾30 21 19
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-02-27
134Joe Trabon1368 5 0
Edgerton Park Arena, Rochester, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-02-20
134Bobby Mays133½16 3 3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Henry Gerrity
The referee changed his decision two days after the fight from a draw to a win for Kaplan.
1927-11-01
132Mike Dundee13241 9 6
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1927-10-18
136Jimmy McLarnin135¼33 4 3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO8/10
 L 
KO
8/10
  
McLarnin was down for 1-counts in rounds 1 and 2. Kaplan was down for "3" in the 4th and "9" in the in the 5th, before being floored for the count.
1927-10-11
134¼Tommy Cello13460 23 26
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-09-08
134Clicky Clark13618 5 2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO5/12
 W  
TKO
5/12
  
Kaplan was awarded the Lightweight Championship of New England prior to bout as Clark came in a pound over the limit. From the Hartford Courant (Laurence FIelding).
1927-06-29
132½Bruce Flowers13433 3 5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-06-15
133Jackie Fields135½20 1 1
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-05-09
131½Al Foreman13052 12 8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-05-02
134Tony Vaccarelli13935 9 3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
Vaccarelli was unable to come out for round 8.
1927-04-04
133Johnny Ceccoli13427 15 9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-03-28
133½Jackie Brady134¼27 20 6
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-03-18
133½Frankie Fink135½23 7 13
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:19   referee: Tommy Sheridan
1927-01-17
133¾Lou Paluso133¾52 18 25
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1927-01-10
133¾Paris Cangey134½14 3 0
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1926-12-02
133Billy Wallace13250 16 22
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LKO5/15
 L 
KO
5/15
  
Kaplan down 4 times in 5th
1926-11-05
132¾Tommy Cello130¼55 21 23
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe O'Connor   judges: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
1926-08-03
134Tommy Cello130¾55 19 23
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Kaplan's debut as a lightweight. He won almost every round and almost KO'd Cello in the eighth round.
1926-06-28
125½Bobby Garcia124½52 22 7
Hurley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
World Featherweight title
Hurley Stadium was constructed for this bout -- it was torn down in 1933
On July 6, 1926, Kaplan renounced the Featherweight World Title, admitting that he could no longer reduce to 126 pounds without harming his health.
Dick (Honeyboy) Finnegan won a version of the Featherweight Crown November 15, 1926.
1926-06-04
129Billy White131½10 5 1
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Kaplan won the newspaper decision. (New York Times)
1926-04-21
130¼Leo (Kid) Roy130½52 11 0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
referee: Frank O'Brien
1926-04-12
132Mickey Chapin137½25 7 6
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Henahan
1926-03-26
133Tommy Herman13313 2 3
104th Medical Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1926-03-08
133Eddie Wagner135½39 13 7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-03-01
134Billy Petrolle13330 6 3
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
All the bouts on this card appear to have been newspaper decisions and not official verdicts. The Hartford Courant has no mention of the referee or any judges deciding these fights. Kaplan won decisively according to the Courant.
1926-01-25
133Billy Murphy13543 6 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-12-18
125Babe Herman125¼68 18 17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
World Featherweight Title
1925-08-27
126Babe Herman12568 17 15
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
World Featherweight Title
In the 8th round Kaplan fractured his right big finger. He carried on, using his right arm only defensively to block punches as best he could.
1925-08-05
130Billy Kennedy13023 17 11
Bayonne Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Kaplan won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1925-06-26
Frankie Schaeffer3 2 0
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Schaefer lost the "newspaper decision." "A cast iron jaw, a reinforced concrete stomach, courage galore and the will to keep on going no matter how tough the struggle was, put Frankie Schaefer of the Chicago stockyards in the hero class last night, though he was handed a neat lacing in practically every one of the ten rounds...." (AP)
1925-05-22
Steve Kid Sullivan13132 19 4
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
This was the first time Sullivan had been knocked out in his ring career. (This statement is inaccurate; an examination of his record shows that Sullivan had been stopped several times, although it is not known if he was counted out on any of these occasions, as indeed he was not in this fight.) Sullivan knocked down four times total before the referee stopped the fight. Reference for this fight: Boxing Blade, June 6, 1925, page 6.
1925-03-28
131Ernie Goozeman13044 24 42
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Kaplan won the "newspaper decision." (San Diego-Union)
1925-03-11
Johnny Farr19 9 7
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
San Francisco Chronicle reporter Harry Smith gave Kaplan all 12 rounds, Bob Shand of the Oakland Tribune favored Kaplan 7-4-1.
1925-02-10
Bud Ridley62 31 38
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Kaplan took 11 of the 12 rounds, and won the "newspaper decision." according to the Los Angeles Times. Champions Jack Dempsey and Mickey Walker were in the audience.
1925-01-02
126Danny Kramer12571 13 18
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/15
 W  
TKO
9/15
  
time: 1:11   referee: Tommy Sheridan
vacant NYSAC World featherweight title
Vacant World Featherweight Title
Johnny Dundee had vacated the Feather Title.
1924-12-12
125Jose Lombardo123¾24 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/12
 W  
KO
4/12
  
1924-11-21
125½Bobby Garcia125¼37 10 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1924-10-10
126½Angel Diaz12518 8 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1924-09-15
Lou Paluso42 9 18
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1924-08-21
131½Pal Moran134¼41 23 10
Weiss Park, Hamden, Connecticut, USA
W DQ9/12
 W  
DQ
9/12
  
Moran disqualified for "not trying" (New York Times)
1924-06-09
128½Bobby Garcia12834 9 6
Weiss Park, Hamden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1924-04-24
Cuddy DeMarco20 1 3
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1924-03-20
130Bobby Garcia128¼28 7 5
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1924-02-21
Billy DeFoe45 18 4
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1924-02-01
Eddie Brady19 12 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1924-01-07
Cuddy DeMarco12 1 1
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Reported in the Pittsburgh Post, which stated that the decision was unpopular. Most people thought that Kaplan won.
1923-12-13
Allentown Johnny Leonard14 4 5
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1923-09-28
130Jimmy Goodrich13143 6 10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-08-09
119½Tommy Noble12075 44 15
Velodrome, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Referee McPartland stopped the bout after Kaplan closed Noble's left eye in the seventh (New York Times).
1923-07-03
127¼Babe Herman12845 13 11
Weiss Park, Hamden, Connecticut, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
Fifth bout and third draw between these two.
1923-06-12
129Babe Herman12845 13 10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1923-06-02
127Babe Herman12745 13 9
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
Both "assimmilated much punishment. They tore at each other like two bulls and traded blows. Both left the ring bearing the scars of battle. They were bleeding from the mouth and nose, and Herman's right eye was cut." New York Times
1923-05-17
129¼Danny Frush129¼39 6 3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
1923-04-16
Harvey Bright17 6 3
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Young McAulliffe
1923-03-14
Al Shubert71 20 22
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1923-03-08
129¾Babe Herman13041 11 9
State Armory, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Young McAulliffe
Herman floored for a four-count in the first round. Hartford Courant has Kaplan winning the referee's decision.
1923-01-15
130Mickey Travers13031 12 9
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-12-18
129Babe Herman129½37 11 8
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-11-24
130½Steve Kid Sullivan12925 14 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Patsy Haley
Result from New York City newspapers.
1922-11-14
Gene Delmont17 41 15
Casino Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
Delmont was knocked down twice
1922-10-20
Andy Chaney46 13 9
Weiss Park, Hamden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-09-14
Johnny Shugrue30 9 5
Hanover Park, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-08-10
Eddie Wagner14 1 3
Hanover Park, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-06-29
Earl Baird12 15 27
State Street Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W DQ8/12
 W  
DQ
8/12
  
referee: Young McAulliffe
Baird was disqualified for punching low.
1922-06-09
Eddie Wagner13 1 3
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-05-29
129Earl Baird12912 14 27
State Street Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Young McAulliffe
1922-05-13
Johnny Lisse7 6 4
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-04-18
Johnny Williams10 3 1
Portland, Maine, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Source: Harford Courant (for Kaplan)
1922-04-10
Dick Russell6 3 1
Casino A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1922-04-01
129Hughie Hutchinson125¾13 0 2
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-03-20
129¾Artie Rose129½0 0 1
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W TKO2/12
 W  
TKO
2/12
  
The towel was thrown in after round 2.
1922-03-13
129½Al Wagner128¾4 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1922-03-06
Jackie Coburn5 1 1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1922-03-02
128½Mickey Travers127½23 7 7
Music Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-02-25
Hughie Hutchinson13 0 1
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Frank Glennon
1922-02-13
Dick Russell6 2 1
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W RTD2/10
 W  
RTD
2/10
  
Russell was down three times. Kaplan was down in the 2nd round. (Boston Herald)
1921-11-29
Jimmy Dwyer8 4 1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1921-11-19
Freddie Jacks70 42 12
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
Kaplan won verdict. "The margin of victory gained by the local favorite was scant, Kaplan outpunching his opponent but Jacks landing the cleaner wallops." Hartford Courant
1921-10-31
130½Dutch Brandt13016 20 8
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Dave Fitzgerald
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1921-10-24
Al Shubert61 14 21
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1921-10-10
Billy DeFoe28 9 3
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W DQ5/12
 W  
DQ
5/12
  
DeFoe was disqualified for hitting low.
1921-09-23
Pete McDonald6 1 3
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1921-09-02
Billy Murphy4 4 3
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
This was Billy Murphy of Staten Island.
1921-08-19
128Kid Lewis1275 4 2
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Frank Glennon
The Meriden Morning Journal reported Kaplan's opponent as Kid Lewis from Canada, now based in Waterbury, Connecticut.
1921-07-01
127½Sammy Waltz12630 10 4
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
This seems to have been the first boxing program held after the new law (passed June 14) went into effect. Hereafter, boxing was legal, decisions were given in all fights, and the maximum duration of a fight was 15 rounds.
1921-06-09
Jack Cunninghamdebut
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
1921-05-14
131Romeo Roche132¾6 0 0
Grand Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1921-04-07
Joe Currie20 12 5
Armory, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
The Meriden Morning Record reported that at the request of Currie's manager this bout was fought as a no decision fight. The paper scored the fight 4-2-2 in rounds in favor of Kaplan.
1921-03-31
Terry O'Connor4 5 3
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W DQ5/8
 W  
DQ
5/8
  
Kaplan "hailed as the winner when Glennon pushed O'Connor back to his corner in the fifth round after that boxer had done nothing but hold while the round was in progress." Hartford Courant
1921-03-11
129½Romeo Roche1374 0 0
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1921-02-25
Romeo Roche3 0 0
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Crowley   judges: Archie FairbanksTommy West
1921-02-21
Johnny Williams4 0 0
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
(Hartford Courant)
1921-02-03
Jimmy Dwyerdebut
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
According to the Meriden Daily Journal Dwyer won the referee's decision.
1920-12-27
Mickey Travers13 4 7
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-12-11
Johnny Shugrue13414 3 3
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
(Hartford Courant)
1920-12-04
Irish Kid Williams1 0 0
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1920-11-12
129Artie O'Leary12412 3 8
Trades Council Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
1920-11-06
Joe Hall8 4 1
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1920-08-17
Mickey Travers10 3 7
Majestic Roof Garden, Norwich, Connecticut, USA
NNC5/0
 N 
NC
5/0
  
1920-08-14
Mickey Travers10 3 6
Hanover Park, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1920-06-18
Johnny Gray1 17 3
New Atlas A.C., Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
Source: Springfield (MA) Daily Republican
1920-06-10
Jimmy Farren0 3 1
Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
As Young Kaplan (Boston Herald).
1920-05-29
George Proto7 4 7
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman).
1920-05-01
Johnny Gray1 15 3
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA
W KO9/0
 W  
KO
9/0
  
Precise date of bout unknown at this time.
1920-04-29
Mickey Travers6 3 5
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1920-04-13
Mickey Travers5 3 5
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-03-29
Battling Green1 5 0
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1920-03-03
George Smithdebut
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Correct George Smith & date in early 1920 unknown. IBRO Journal #97, p. 69.
1920-02-21
Eddie Ford3 2 1
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Meridan Morning Record
1920-01-22
Johnny (KO) Romanodebut
Bandeck's Hall, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Ibro journal #97--p.69 Kaplan's opponent as Johnny KO Romano.
1919-12-27
Battling Harris1 0 0
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Meridan Morning Record
1919-12-18
George Hebordebut
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1919-12-01
Frankie Mack1 0 0
Crown Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Ibro Journal #97--p.69
1919-10-30
Terry O'Connordebut
Middletown A.C., Middletown, Connecticut, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Meridan Morning Record
1919-10-20
Kid Black5 4 1
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
Precise date of bout unknown at this time.
1919-10-15
Tommy Shea14 8 6
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
NND6/0
 N 
ND
6/0
  
Precise date of bout unknown at this time.
1919-09-02
Happy Gormandebut
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
Precise date of bout unknown at this time.
1919-09-01
Young Dempseydebut
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
Precise date of bout unknown at this time.
1918-11-18
Battling Lewisdebut
Trenton, New Jersey, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1918-04-29
George Proto5 2 2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
As Kid Caplan of Meridian (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader).
1918-03-21
Frankie Mackdebut
Lenox Hall, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from the Meriden Morning Record
1918-03-07
Young Rocco1 1 0
Lenox Hall, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
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Draw
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No Contest
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