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Harry Blitman
Global ID10107
sexmale
birthdate 1910-03-14
death date 1972-05-00 (62)
divisionfeatherweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
aliasThe Philadelphia
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
won 53 (KO 25) + lost 11 (KO 6) + drawn 4 = 68
rounds boxed 444
Newspaper Decisions won 9 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 80
Total Bouts 77 KO% 32.47
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1934-10-26Mike Marshall22-27-10
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
Blitman retired after this fight.
1934-10-19Joey Hatfield35-43-15
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USADPTS88
From the Wilmington Evening Journal (Laurence Fielding).
1934-10-04Joey Hatfield35-42-15
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Date of this fight corrected from October 10, 1934. From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1934-09-20Sherman Brown16-14-1
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
Date of this fight corrected from October 1, 1934. Reported in the Wilmington Evening Journal (Laurence Fielding).
1933-07-31Lou Lombardi6-2-0
Jersey City, New Jersey, USALKO110
1932-12-16Eddie Shea62-16-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO110
According to the Chicago Tribune, Blitman looked terrible and out of condition.
1932-11-03Tony Morgano32-5-3
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO410
1932-01-18Young Patsy Wallace20-15-3
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALPTS88
1931-12-28Hal Murray18-14-5
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO78
referee: Joe Mangold
"Blitman has the Harrisburg youth on the canvas twenty-three times." New York Times
1931-10-29Bud Mangino5-5-0
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
1931-07-15Tony Falco40-5-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO810
referee: Lew Grimson
Referee Lou Grimson "stopped the bout to save Blitman from further punishment." New York Times
1931-05-11Young Joe Firpo35-22-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ1010
referee: Tommy Reilly
"They were standing toe to toe in the final round with fists flying, when Referee Reilly stopped them and declared Blitman the winner. He said Firpo was not trying." New York Times, May 12, p. 36.
1931-04-27Lew Massey37-10-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1931-04-13Calvin Reed13-12-2
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO38
referee: Harry Ertle
1931-02-23Lew Massey35-9-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-02-16Eddie Reed31-20-7
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
Blitman gave Reed a "severe lacing." His "damaging left hooks and uppercuts had Reed wobbly and groggy and put him on the floor twice." New York Times
1931-02-02Pete Nebo26-12-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-01-12Joey Williams41-36-7
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO48
1931-01-05Al Gordon60-15-9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
1930-12-22Mickey Blair19-8-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO58
Blitman did not fight Al Bryant on this date, as sometimes shown. According to Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid), he did fight Mickey Blair in Atlantic City.
1930-08-25Harry Carlton15-8-2
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
Date corrected from July 25 to August 25, 1930.
1930-07-26Gaston Charles33-26-10
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO58
referee: Harry Ertle
Charles suffered an injured nose, causing the fight to be stopped.
1930-06-30Harry Carlton13-8-2
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1930-06-14Tony Melore0-2-1
Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO110
1930-06-02Midget Fox29-14-7
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1930-05-19Sammy Novia24-16-1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1929-11-18Lew Massey26-5-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO210
1929-07-16Pete Nebo16-11-3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1929-06-04Joey Hatfield26-26-6
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-05-23Bobby Brady18-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO910
referee: Arthur Donovan
1929-04-03Johnny Farr34-19-9
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1929-03-11Steve Smith36-30-17
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-02-28Wilbur Cohen36-34-11
Elam A.C., Elam, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1929-01-21Babe Herman86-32-18
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Herman floored twice in the fight and Blitman once. (Chester Times)
1929-01-07Johnny Sheppard37-26-4
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWDQ68
1928-12-20Benny 'Kid' Carter25-14-10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-12-17Young Joe Firpo15-13-1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO58
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Laurence Fielding).
1928-12-03Wilbur Cohen36-32-11
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1928-09-10Benny Bass71-8-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO610
time: 1:04
USA Pennsylvania State featherweight title
A left hook to the jaw knocked out Blitman.
1928-08-22Jack Daly9-4-3
Bacharach Ball Park, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO38
1928-08-13Len Brenner31-16-2
Fair Grounds Arena, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1928-06-27Tony Canzoneri48-3-7
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-05-08Billy Grime76-20-8
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1928-04-13Tony Mandell57-5-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-03-30Johnny Farr32-16-9
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-01-16Pete Nebo2-7-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-12-19Jose Lombardo37-13-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1927-12-14Johnny Datto49-20-31
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO110
1927-11-28Larry Roach12-15-1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1927-11-16San Sanchez9-20-1
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-10-24Al Corbett23-7-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
1927-10-19Johnny Sheppard31-21-4
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-08-25Al Corbett22-6-1
Elks Ball Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
The Ring had this fight as a draw, but the Philadelphia Record (yearly summary) had it as a victory for Blitman. Philadelphia newspapers reported it as a draw in day-after reports (Jack Kincaid).
1927-08-17Tommy Liberto5-2-0
Dog Track, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman). This was the toughest fight of Blitman's young career and a very fast fight.
1927-07-28Eddie O'Dowd38-17-8
Elks Ball Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-07-18Jimmy Burns5-8-4
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO58
Result corrected to 5-round knockout (Atlantic City Press, Herb Goldman).
1927-07-01Dominick Petrone27-10-11
Elks Ball Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-06-17Hank Dundee18-23-6
Dog Track, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO58
1927-05-26Tommy Crowley30-3-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-05-09Davey Adelman26-9-5
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO28
Date corrected from May 7 to May 9, 1927 (Jack Kincaid), and from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1927-04-23Len Brenner28-13-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Date corrected from April 8 to April 23, 1927 (Jack Kincaid).
1927-04-04Bucky Carlo9-1-1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1927-02-14Tony Russo6-5-4
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman). Blitman outpunched Russo three to one and won decisively.
1927-02-10Ray Weigand12-4-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO88
1927-02-01Len Brenner24-11-1
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-01-20Eddie Covington8-10-3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-01-10Rocco Risco
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO48
1926-12-25Ray Weigand12-3-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1926-12-09Scotty McDonald3-5-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO38
1926-11-29Jack Reno1-6-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
1926-11-22Andy Tomasky19-10-11
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1926-11-08Len Brenner22-10-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1926-10-25Benny Hall16-15-6
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Blitman won the newspaper decision according to the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1926-09-20Andy Tomasky18-9-11
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1926-09-15Bucky Carlo3-0-1
Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO16
The Chester Times reported Blitman's opponent as Harry Carlo.
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