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Deacon Leo Kelly

W L D
39 17 7
30 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 63
rounds 427
KOs 48%
 
global ID 34975
aliasDeacon Leo Kelly
born 1911-10-24
debut1932-04-14 / age 20
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
birth place
Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1938-06-23
Ray McIntyre6 2 0
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
LKO2/0
 L 
KO
2/0
  
Is this a different fighter "Irish" Leo Kelly?
1938-03-29
171½Ambrose Palmer177¾55 6 2
Exhibition Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LTKO8/12
 L 
TKO
8/12
  
referee: Bud Jennings
The Argus ,Melbourne Wednesday 30 March 1938 P 24
1937-12-12
Ray McIntyre1 0 0
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Is this a different fighter "Irish" Leo Kelly?
1937-09-15
Frank Rowsey49 16 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1937-07-15
175Tiger Jack Fox17477 13 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO6/15
 L 
TKO
6/15
  
time: 1:16   referee: Johnny Marto
Fox "punished his rival so severely that the referee halted the bout when it was apparent Kelly had no chance." (New York Times)
1937-03-27
168Ron Richards16159 16 6
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 29 March 1937 P 9
1937-03-10
Pietro Georgi38 28 7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1937-03-01
167½Jack Wilson162½34 10 2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
time: 0:37   referee: Jack Carroll
The Argus ,Melbourne Tuesday 2 March 1937 P 10
1937-02-22
167Ron Richards16159 15 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 23 February 1937 P 154
1936-12-19
172Jack Rainsford17623 12 7
Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
W KO11/15
 W  
KO
11/15
  
referee: N. McLean   judges: G. BushA.B. Joplin
New Zealand Herald December 21, 1936
1936-12-07
171Claude Nichol18119 5 1
Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
W KO7/12
 W  
KO
7/12
  
referee: Dick Meale   judges: H.W. BrienS.E. Burke
New Zealand Herald December 8, 1936
1936-11-16
163½Ron Richards158½56 15 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 17 November 1936 p 15
1936-08-15
171Maxie Rosenbloom180193 37 24
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
Rosenbloom won every round but was penalised for "not hitting properly".
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 17 August 1936 P 13
1936-07-20
169¾Maxie Rosenbloom187¼192 37 24
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 21 July 1936 p 15
1936-04-06
169Ambrose Palmer176¾51 5 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO12/15
 W  
TKO
12/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 7 April 1936
1936-03-07
169Young Aguinaldo18011 11 1
Broken Hill Stadium, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO3/15
 W  
TKO
3/15
  
referee: Tom Nugent
Barrier Miner ,Broken Hill Monday 9 March 1936
1936-02-29
172Jack Rainsford17422 9 7
Broken Hill Stadium, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD14/15
 W  
RTD
14/15
  
referee: Tom Nugent
Rainsford retired with a twisted ankle
Barrier Miner ,Broken Hill Monday 2 March 1936
1936-02-22
170½Art (Young) Campbell17321 4 2
Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W KO7/15
 W  
KO
7/15
  
"Campbell was ahead on points when Kelly landed the knock-out blow while the pair were in a clinch...it was a venomous right to the ear".
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 24 February 1936
1936-01-30
170Merlo Preciso176¾37 13 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD8/15
 W  
RTD
8/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 31 January 1936
1936-01-06
171Marcel Lauriot172½17 19 4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 3:00   referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 7 January 1936
1935-12-23
171Merlo Preciso17837 12 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD5/15
 W  
RTD
5/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald December 24, 1935
1935-11-18
169Mark Hough169½12 3 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald November 19, 1935
1935-10-28
166½Tommy King16538 8 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO9/15
 W  
TKO
9/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald October 31, 1935
1935-09-11
172Ron Richards16249 12 6
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 12 September 1935
1935-08-28
172Art (Young) Campbell17218 3 2
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO6/15
 W  
TKO
6/15
  
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald August 29, 1935
1935-08-21
172Pietro Georgi17332 19 7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld) Thursday 22 August 1935
1935-08-14
173Ambrose Palmer17347 5 2
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald August 15, 1935
1935-07-02
172Sailor Jack Ward16911 7 3
San Jose, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1935-06-19
174Homer Brandeis1758 4 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1935-05-15
173Danny Hassett17631 5 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-04-17
173Al Stillman17049 15 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Immediately prior to this fight and subsequent to the Rosenbloom loss, Stillman reportedly kayoed Henry Firpo, Champ Clark (2) and Jack Denning.
1935-01-21
170Emilio Martinez16514 5 1
Denver, Colorado, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-12-11
168Emilio Martinez166½14 4 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:21   referee: Larry McGrath
1934-11-27
171Walter Kirkwood16732 35 12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Frankie Van
Kirkwood subbed for Emilio Martinez. Referee Van stopped the bout.
1934-11-07
Pietro Georgi29 12 6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1934-10-08
176Maxie Rosenbloom184165 33 22
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1934-07-31
Cannonball Green2 3 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Green was stopped on a cut right eye.
1934-07-24
Oscar Rankins18 16 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Rankin's second bout of the show..
1934-07-10
169Billy Thomas1659 11 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1934-06-19
171Mickey McFarland17115 9 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-06-15
Maxie Rosenbloom163 31 21
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frank Carlos
1934-05-01
170Maxie Maxwell17312 8 9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
referee: Frank Holborow
1934-04-17
165Oscar Rankins161½18 16 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1934-03-13
Don Conn13 8 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1934-02-20
Johnny Kerns2 21 0
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1934-02-06
169½Nash Lara1652 3 1
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
referee: Frank Manfredo
Kelly reported in the Fresno Bee as Kid Kelly, Los Angeles Negro.
1934-01-16
167Joe Cardoza16773 36 14
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1933-12-19
Don Conn11 8 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1933-12-12
Joe Cardoza16272 36 13
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1933-12-07
Billy Hayesdebut
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1933-11-24
Bert Vigil1 1 0
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1933-10-17
George Simpson22 5 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1933-09-26
171Dizzy Dugan1763 1 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1933-09-22
164Babe Risko16130 7 6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1933-08-25
162Johnny 'Bandit' Romero15968 15 4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1933-04-05
Joe Cardoza66 33 11
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Cardoza's opponent was listed as a black boxer named "K.O. Kelly." Could he be Leo "Deacon" Kelly?
1933-03-22
Tommy Lewis5 6 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Lewis' opponent was listed as "Leo (K.O.) Kelly.
1933-03-15
163Eddie Cole1604 8 0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 0:13
1933-03-03
Pietro Georgi19 5 3
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1932-12-20
Cannonball Greendebut
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1932-08-15
Ben Moselle3 7 1
Culver City Stadium, Culver City, California, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
1932-06-20
Bobby Reister18 5 1
Culver City Arena, Culver City, California, USA
W KO0/6
 W  
KO
0/6
  
Round number not reported in the Los Angeles Times
1932-04-14
Ray Acosta9 1 2
Orange Belt A.C., San Bernardino, California, USA
LKO3/6
 L 
KO
3/6
  
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