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Eddie Giosa

W L D
69 29 9
10 KOs 9 KOs
last 6


bouts 107
rounds 834
KOs 9%
 
global ID 9678
birth nameEdmond T. Giosa
born 1924-03-13
death date2007-02-18 / age 82
debut1943-03-16 / age 19
divisionlightweight
residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1954-02-25
149Jimmy Champagne14 19 2
Plaza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
Giosa was down for a nine count in the second round.
1953-10-30
147Don Braun14729 8 1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Pete Tomasco 5-3   judges: Pete Pantaleo 5-3, Nate Lopinson 4-3
1953-10-09
147Joey Bishop143½6 13 3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Pete Tomasco 6-2   judges: Zach Clayton 5-3, Jim Mina 4-3
1953-08-20
146Joey Bishop145½6 11 3
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Pete Pantaleo 6-2   judges: George Giacchino 5-1, Max Daroff 7-1
1951-07-09
145Bernard Docusen14770 7 5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:23   referee: Pete Giarusso
Giosa, who was obviously out-of-shape, was suspended for six months and fined $1,000. by the Louisiana Athletic Commission, for an unsatisfactory showing. Eddie then announced that he was retiring.
1951-06-01
139¾Paddy DeMarco13855 5 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1951-04-12
145Carmen Basilio14523 5 3
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
 1-8 1-8 2-6
1951-03-23
145John L. Davis13636 16 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Joseph 7-3   judges: Bill Healy 3-6, Joe Agnello 5-5
Giosa had subbed for Ike Williams two days before. Crowd felt Giosa won.
Davis announced his retirement April 2nd, due to a detached retina that was threatening him with blindness.
1951-02-19
142¾Johnny Greco14869 14 4
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
judges: Rene Ouimet 3-6, Billy Zed 2-5, Leon Germain 3-4
1951-01-22
143Tommy Ciarlo148½34 30 7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert 2-6   judges: Frank Knaresborough 4-6, Lou Tress 3-6
1950-11-20
145½Sonny Boy West137¼46 7 1
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1950-10-30
143½Glen Hendershot14230 11 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Giarusso 3-3   judges: Jake Graffagnini 9-1, Willie Sehrt 9-1
1950-08-28
142Carmen Basilio14522 3 3
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Pete Giarusso
1950-07-12
141Arthur King137½38 3 0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1950-05-01
142Johnny Greco148½69 12 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
Hard fought battle; decision disputed.
1950-03-27
143Bob Montgomery14375 18 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Dave Beloff 9-1   judges: Frank Knaresborough 7-3, Dave Howard 7-3
1950-02-23
141Ermanno Bonetti136½39 13 3
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1950-01-19
139Percy Bassett13135 2 0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD9/9
 L 
SD
9/9
  
referee: Zach Clayton 4-5   judges: George Giacchino 4-5, Frank Knaresborough 5-4
1950-01-05
142Lloyd Tate14017 0 0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Dave Beloff 6-2   judges: Charlie Ubele 4-2, Pete Pantaleo 5-3
1949-12-06
140Bob Sandberg13431 1 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Julius Fidler 3-6   judges: Bill Lachenmaier 2-7, Julius Goldman 4-6
1949-11-07
139Guillermo Gimenez13519 17 12
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Ashton Donza 2-6 5-2judge: Willie Sehrt 4-4
1949-09-30
139Lew Jenkins13968 36 5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Giosa was knocked down three times
1949-08-22
134¼Paulino Montes136¾38 9 1
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ashton Donza
1949-07-25
140Durante Coletti137½10 2 0
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Charley Daggert 3-3   judges: Al Voice 4-4, Zach Clayton 3-4
Judge Voice scored the bout for Giosa
1949-07-13
139½Beau Jack139½77 14 4
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Marty Gallagher
1949-07-05
139Durante Coletti138½10 1 0
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-05-02
137Lew Jenkins13664 32 5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert 4-5   judges: Harry Lasky 5-4, Leo Costella 7-3
1949-04-04
136¾Percy Bassett128½28 1 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert 5-4   judges: Leo Costella 6-4, Frank Knaresborough 6-4
1949-03-10
140Doug Ratford14131 21 6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1949-02-28
140Johnny LaRusso13944 17 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert 8-1   judges: Leo Costella 6-4, Lou Tress 5-5
Tress favored LaRusso, though he scored the bout even in rounds.
1948-12-07
138Sandy Saddler12988 6 2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:34   referee: Jackie Davis
1948-11-11
138Isaac Jenkins14613 10 0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: George Giacchino 4-2   judges: Leo Costella 6-1, Joe Sweeney 6-2
1948-10-26
140Eddie Holtz14014 7 1
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Paul Cavalier 5-1
1948-09-20
138Buddy Garcia13638 3 2
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tuck Fraley   judges: Willie SehrtPete Giarusso
1948-09-02
137Patsy Brandino14131 21 2
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Joe Sweeney 6-1   judges: Al Voice 6-1, George Giacchino 5-1
1948-08-19
138Johnny LaRusso13640 12 3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-2   judges: Fred Brunelli 5-2, Tony Rossi 5-1
1948-07-27
138Enrique Bolanos136½57 8 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:54   referee: Frankie Van
Giosa was down for a nine-count, shortly before the bout was stopped.
1948-07-15
137½Johnny Forte13554 20 3
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1948-06-28
137Rudy Cruz137½29 2 0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Giarusso
1948-05-19
137¾Buddy Garcia13836 3 1
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Ashton Donza   judges: Tuck FraleyPete Giarusso
1948-03-26
138Rocco Rossano14444 10 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:33   referee: Eddie Joseph
1948-02-06
138Rocco Rossano14442 10 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: George Walsh 7-10   judges: George LeCron 6-4, Harold Barnes 4-6
Walsh scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Rossano in supplemental scoring.
1947-12-16
137Maxie Shapiro134½84 26 6
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1947-11-11
138Jimmy Collins13516 8 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1947-10-06
136Jimmy Collins133½16 6 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-09-22
136Jesse Flores13935 3 3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1947-07-18
137½Charley Fusari14445 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 12-12   judges: Tom Guilfoyle 10-9, Frank Forbes 5-4
Both Donovan and Guilfoyle went to supplemental scoring, having the bout 5-5 in rounds.
1947-06-25
137¼Charlie Williams1350 1 0
Public Service Ball Park, Camden, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1947-04-18
137½Julio Cesar Jiminez13852 13 7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Benny Leonard
Referee Benny Leonard collapsed and died in the ring shortly after the conclusion of this fight, while serving as referee in a "chaser" bout (See The Ring, July 1947, page 42.)
1947-04-03
136Lulu Costantino134100 22 6
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Charley Daggert 5-2   judges: Ed McGinn 6-2, Harry Lasky 5-3
1947-03-03
138½Bobby Lee140½14 2 3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
1947-01-20
136Bob Montgomery13869 11 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
1946-11-29
136¾Lulu Costantino133¼100 18 6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Benny Leonard 5-3   judges: Gus Galli 8-2, Arthur Schwartz 6-4
1946-11-18
136Jorge Morelia14031 30 9
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1946-10-31
137Pat Scanlon14251 20 4
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1946-10-07
137¾Roman Alvarez14042 7 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Jack Hulburt 4-6   judges: Frank Forbes 5-3, Charlie Rosen 6-3
1946-09-06
136½Johnny Dell132¾22 11 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1946-08-12
137½Chester Rico137½52 9 7
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1946-07-16
135½Dorsey Lay13932 9 1
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1946-05-09
135Doug Ratford13619 11 3
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1946-04-25
135Al Victoria13515 11 0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1946-04-08
137Ike Williams136¼72 9 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Charley Daggert
1946-03-11
136½Ike Williams136½71 9 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
Giosa, a 4-1 underdog, led Williams for the first two rounds. At the end of the third, as the bell rang, Giosa dropped his arms and turned to go to his corner. Williams let go a right that dropped Giosa, he got up and went to his corner. His manager, Fats Garry, asked for time, but the referee told him there was no rule that would let him do that. Garry would not let his boxer return to the fight. New York Times
1946-01-24
135½Cleo Shans13766 39 20
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-12-17
136Pat Scanlon138½43 12 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-11-26
135Willie Pep13088 1 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tommy Rawson   judges: Jim ShaughnessyJoe Ricciotti
1945-11-01
134Wesley Mouzon136½16 1 0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1945-10-11
136Ellis Phillips13527 19 1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-09-10
133½Archie Wilmer13317 10 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1945-08-31
130Jimmy McAllister12837 15 0
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1945-07-20
131Jimmy McAllister12937 14 0
Public Service Ball Park, Camden, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-05-07
137½Santa Bucca136½23 5 1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO6/8
 L 
TKO
6/8
  
Fight was stopped on cuts.
1945-04-16
136Wesley Mouzon137½12 0 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Daggert 2-7   judges: Frank Knaresborough 4-6, Harry Lasky 3-5
1944-12-01
134Pedro Firpo13316 23 5
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1944-11-17
133½Maxie Shapiro133½67 13 6
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
A two-round exhibition between Joe Louis (210) and Dee Amos (208) was on this program.
1944-11-06
134½Jackie Leamus13616 9 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1944-10-25
130Pedro Firpo13015 22 4
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1944-10-02
132½Jackie Leamus133½14 8 2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD8/8
 L 
SD
8/8
  
1944-09-14
134Archie Wilmer129½11 6 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD8/8
 L 
SD
8/8
  
referee: Spud Murphy   judges: Leo CostellaLou Tress
1944-08-04
131Danny Russell1367 41 4
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
1944-07-14
132Frankie Mills13618 15 1
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1944-07-05
Hugh Civatte23 55 9
Batesville, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1944-06-13
132Ellis Phillips13426 17 1
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Matt Adgie
1944-05-18
131Walter Cabey Lewis125¾16 19 3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1944-05-01
132½Hubert Samuels130½7 4 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1944-04-13
Lester Young136½10 11 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
1944-02-14
133¼Al Guido133¼29 12 14
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO6/8
 L 
TKO
6/8
  
time: 3:00
Giosa was stopped on a cut over his right eye.
1944-01-20
133½Ruby Garcia137½21 39 8
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1943-12-13
132Frankie Carto132½25 7 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1943-11-22
131Frankie Donato121½23 7 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1943-10-21
132½Frankie Donato12323 6 3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
Giosa "won his 18th straight fight since turning professional last year." (Gettysburg Times)
1943-10-12
Johnny Morgan25 7 0
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
1943-10-04
129Steve Kronis125¾15 2 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1943-09-27
132Clyde English125½16 35 9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
time: 1:18   referee: Dave Beloff
1943-09-09
130Johnny Morgan13725 6 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Source: Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1943-08-20
130Ray Puig133¼5 11 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1943-08-12
130Wesley Young134debut
Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Source: Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1943-07-30
130Willie Smith1282 2 0
Blue Hen Arena, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1943-07-01
130Jimmy Pitts1292 10 1
Delco A.C., Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1943-05-24
130Joe Giglio12813 8 5
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1943-05-20
130½Charley Williams133½7 9 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1943-05-07
138½Charley Williams1337 8 1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1943-04-13
131Joe Terry1300 1 0
Broadwood A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1943-04-08
130Bobby Downs134½debut
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1943-03-30
130Joe Woodley128½4 7 0
Broadwood A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1943-03-25
130Henry Gibbs139½0 1 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1943-03-16
Al White139½0 1 0
Broadwood A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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