Lee Savold
Global ID10531
birthdate 1915-03-22
death date 1972-05-14 (57)
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
aliasThe Battling Bartender
country USA
residenceSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
birth placeCanby, Minnesota, USA
birth nameLee Hulver Savold
won 100 (KO 72) + lost 38 (KO 10) + drawn 3 = 142
rounds boxed 816
Newspaper Decisions won 4 : lost 4 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 78
Total Bouts 153 KO% 47.06

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1952-02-13Rocky Marciano38-0-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALRTD610
referee: Pete Tomasco
Savold's manager stopped the bout between the 6th and 7th rounds.
1951-06-15Joe Louis63-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO615
time: 2:29 | referee: Ruby Goldstein | judge: Frank Forbes | judge: Harold Barnes
Prior to this match, Savold was recognized as Heavyweight Champion by the British Boxing Board of Control;
following this fight, the BBBC recognized Ezzard Charles.

1950-06-06Bruce Woodcock35-3-0
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomWTKO415
Vacant World Heavyweight Title
Recognized only by the British Boxing Board of Control

1948-12-06Bruce Woodcock32-3-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLDQ410x3
1948-05-19Pete Louthis29-12-3
Akron, Ohio, USAWKO510
1948-05-04Buddy Walker78-28-4
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO110
time: 0:44 | referee: Lou Scozza
1948-03-19Gino Buonvino16-8-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 0:54 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
Savold subbed for Joe Baksi (bad ankle) on 48 hours notice.
1947-08-11Alberto Marchione3-1-0
Croke Park, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO88
time: 1:37
1947-08-07Ted Lowry50-31-6
Stadium, Fall River, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
1947-04-16Phil Muscato42-13-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD1010
1947-03-28Duilio Spagnolo8-2-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO810
1947-03-11Phil Muscato41-13-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Eddie Seres 5-4 | judge: Anse Carroll 4-5 | judge: Willie DeJames 5-5
DeJames had it 6-5 points for Muscato. Buffalo Courier Express
1947-01-28Fitzie Fitzpatrick34-8-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan 51-58 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 51-58 | judge: Steve Nyland 52-57
Savold was knocked down for a nine-count in the 1st round.
1947-01-20Jimmy Richie7-0-1
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS1010
referee: Ray Palmer 50-50 | judge: Gene Farrell 53-47 | judge: Al Graf 47-53
1946-09-26Steve Ketchell11-3-1
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO3
1946-09-18Pete Louthis25-8-2
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO5
1946-08-28Elmer Ray70-13-5
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALKO210
1946-07-29Johnny White7-17-2
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1946-06-13Jimmy O'Brien21-7-2
Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Atlas
1946-05-15Bob Garner32-17-4
Akron, Ohio, USAWKO2
1946-05-01Lindy Elliott8-17-0
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO210
time: 1:35
1946-03-01Arturo Godoy72-16-9
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USANCNC810
referee: Johnny Behr | judge: Frank Clark | judge: Jim McManus
Referee Johnny Behr halted the bout with the boxers "lumbering and crow-hopping into one clinch after another." (New York Times) "Godoy did try but Savold wouldn't open up." (The Ring, May 1946, page 47.
1946-01-07Al Hoosman17-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: George Walsh 0-10 | 0-10 | 1-9
1945-12-22Dixie Lee Oliver19-10-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO110
time: 1:29
1945-12-03Al Hoosman17-0-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
First loss for Hoosman in his 26th pro bout
1945-11-07Kid Riviera5-5-1
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO310
1944-12-15Gus Dorazio73-21-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1944-08-07Joe Baksi40-3-3
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USALMD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore
Attendance: 16,135. "The bout as a whole was uninteresting due to Savold's holding tactics. The 1st, 7th, and 9th rounds were even, Savold took the fifth, and Baksi won the others.
1944-05-26Joe Baksi39-3-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
referee: Arthur Donovan
"At the finish Savold's left eye was cut, his nose and mouth bleeding, and his left side looked like raw hamburger. Baksi's only wound was an oft broken nose which bled all the way." AP The official scorecards were 10-2, 11-1, and 9-3 in rounds, all in favor of Baksi.
1944-03-10Joe Baksi39-2-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 6-4 | judge: Jimmy Hagan 4-6 | judge: George Kobb 6-4
1943-11-05Tami Mauriello50-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
Mauriello was knocked down in the 2nd round at the bell. Official scoring: 7-2-1; 6-3-1; 6-3-1.
1943-10-22Eddie Blunt35-15-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO110
time: 1:02 | referee: Joe Sedley
Savold rushed Blunt at the bell and quickly dropped the big man 4 times in succession.
1943-10-05Eddie Blunt34-15-5
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USALSD1010
1943-08-09Lou Nova29-5-4
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
Nova won the first round, but Savold landed a one-two in the second that put Lou down for the full count. Previously this fight was shown here as ending in the seventh round on cuts, but it was the previous meeting between Nova and Savold that ended in that fashion.
1943-04-16Lem Franklin30-9-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO810
time: 2:55 | referee: Tommy Thomas
Savold down in first and second; Franklin down for count in eighth
1943-03-15Jack Marshall25-15-5
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO210
1943-02-15Lem Franklin30-8-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO1010
Savold, a 7-5 favorite, down for a six count in the first; Franklin ahead on cards into the tenth. but Savold was the "complete master" from the eighth round on. Lee fought with a badly swollen eye from the third round, but by the ninth Franklin also had one eye swollen and closed and had bad cuts of the nose and mouth. A terrific right to the jaw finished the fight in the tenth. It was a sensational fight.
1943-01-22Nate Bolden44-15-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO310
1942-11-27Jimmy Bivins30-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
This proved to be an extremely dull fight according to The Ring, February 1943, page 48.
1942-11-16Johnny Kapovich33-15-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO210
1942-10-30Tami Mauriello42-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
1942-09-22Johnny Flynn14-14-2
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO410
1942-09-17Tony Musto31-15-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
Musto down in final round
1942-08-21Tony Musto30-15-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
1942-07-21Bill Poland33-5-3
Scott Stadium, Toledo, Ohio, USAWKO910
This "Bomber for MacArthur" fight card was sponsored by American Federation of Labor -- Poland given 5-minute rest in 4th after a low blow
1942-05-25Lou Nova26-3-4
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO810
Nova's manager called a halt before round nine started because of a severe cut over the left eye. (Associated Press)
1942-04-24Jack Marshall24-11-5
Toledo, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1942-03-23Wallace Cross7-6-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO9
1942-03-18Ted Wint22-3-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO910
1942-02-02Neville Beech16-8-3
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO410
1941-12-02Buddy Knox96-18-6
Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
1941-11-28Jack Marshall24-9-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
Savold won "$9000 first prize money in Frank Barbaro's white hope heavyweight boxing tournament." (United Press)
1941-10-31Tony Degutis
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO1
Savold moved into the semi-finals of Frank Barbaro's white hope heavyweight tournament. (Nevada State Journal)
1941-10-17Ralph Kosky1-3-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO13
One of 19 three-round matches in the opening round of Frank Barbaro's white hope heavyweight tournament. (Sheboygan Press)
1941-09-17Lou Brooks9-0-0
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USAWKO610
referee: Joe Denny
Hard fought bout. Brooks takes on Savold within five months of turning pro. Brooks was counted out on one knee by a shot to the solar plexus. 7,200 paid with over 8,000 attending. Current Delaware Governor Walter Bacon, Jimmy(The Baron)Dougherty and promoter Herman Taylor were in attendance.
1941-08-27Claudio Villar18-10-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO410
time: 2:55 | referee: Harry Volkman
1941-08-12Harry Bobo23-4-0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALKO210
referee: Ernie Sesto
1941-07-22Solly Krieger82-24-6
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1941-07-14Erv Sarlin31-6-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1941-06-26King Kong9-9-2
Municipal Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO610
1941-05-26Harry Bobo21-3-0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Chick Rodgers
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the decision was a poor one, and that Savold deserved it.
1941-04-07Mike Alfano8-17-2
Atlanta, Georgia, USAWTKO310
Alfano was unable to answer the bell for the 3rd round.
1941-03-17Henry Wacker17-6-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO210
"Wacker won the 1st round but was dropped for the count in the 2nd when Savold landed a couple of wild hooks." (United Press)
1941-02-19Selman Martin5-11-2
Des Moines, Iowa, USADNWS1010
"The United Press score sheet gave Martin three, Savold three and called four draws." (Oelwein Daily Register)
1940-11-29Billy Conn54-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
referee: Arthur Donovan
The official scoring was 8-3-1, 10-2, and 10-2, all in favor of Conn.
1940-10-09Arne Andersson17-9-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO810
referee: Ray Temple
Anderson suffered a broken jaw.
1940-09-16Andy Miller22-11-4
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO18
time: 1:43
USA Iowa State heavyweight title
Jack Dempsey who was ringside, presented Savold with a trophy for winning the title.
1940-08-19Bob Nestell24-11-0
Riverview Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO310
1940-08-05Domingo Valin22-23-7
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO210
1940-07-15Billy Miske Jr.18-7-1
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO310
referee: Jack Gibbons
Attendance: 4,000
1940-06-24Johnny Whiters62-9-2
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS88
referee: Alex Fidler
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Daily Courier (A.P. wire)
1940-06-13Red Bruce48-28-6
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USAWKO410
1940-04-11Eddie Boyle6-25-2
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO110
Savold broke his thumb
1940-03-28Johnny Whiters59-9-2
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALMD1010
Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
1940-01-10Jim Robinson23-8-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO38
referee: Johnny Marto
Savold dominated Robinson hurting him in each round and dropping him for a nine count in the third, the bout being ended by the doctor at the end of that round. (New York Times)
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