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Leo Houck
Global ID11295
sexmale
birthdate 1888-11-04
death date 1950-01-21 (61)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country USA
residenceLancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeLancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameLeo Florian Hauck
won 61 (KO 21) + lost 10 (KO 2) + drawn 5 = 76
rounds boxed 543
Newspaper Decisions won 84 : lost 27 : drawn 21
rounds boxed 873
Total Bouts 208 KO% 10.1
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1926-08-09Sailor Jack Grady
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO38
1923-05-07Buck Ashton1-0-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1922-10-23Lew Schupp5-1-0
Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the New Holland Clarion
1922-10-02Jackie Clark39-18-15
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-08-28Jim Holland5-1-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1922-07-24Frankie Britton4-2-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1922-06-17Santiago Esparraguera16-3-0
Nuevo Fronton, Havana, CubaWKO410
1922-05-20Kid Cardenas6-2-0
Havana, CubaWPTS1010
1922-05-01Young Herman Miller22-12-8
York, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1922-04-17Lew Schupp5-1-0
Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the New Holland Clarion
1922-03-13Sgt. Ray Smith9-10-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1921-05-21Dan O'Dowd9-3-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1920-12-07Gene Tunney28-0-1
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
referee: Harry Ertle
The Jersey Journal reports Houck was floored in the 7th round, but dropped Tunney to one knee in the 9th.
1920-11-29Leo Leonard6-0-0
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
(Wilkes-Barre Times Leader)
1920-11-25Gene Tunney28-0-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Tunney won according to the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Inquirer. (The Public Ledger did not carry the result.)
1920-11-12K.O. Sullivan3-4-0
Camden Sportsmen's Club, Camden, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1920-10-23Fay Keiser12-4-2
Roller Rink, Cumberland, Maryland, USADPTS1010
1920-10-22Frankie Farron0-0-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1920-05-31K O Samson4-7-0
Colubia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1920-05-15K O Samson4-6-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1920-05-10Rudy Martinez
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWKO6
1920-03-16Johnny Howard30-8-3
Schuetzen Park, Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision and report of fight from the (Herb Goldman). The date of this fight is sometimes given incorrectly as March 19.
1920-03-11K O Samson4-4-0
Germantown A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both favoring Houck.
1920-02-03Roddy MacDonald27-10-13
Armouries, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaLPTS1515
referee: George Latham
"The bout was a poor one." Halifax Herald, February 4, 1920.
1920-01-21Eddie Revoire14-6-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1920-01-10K O Samson3-4-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Houck from two Philadelphia newspapers, the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1919-12-15Bert Kenny5-8-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1919-12-12Harry Applegate
York A.C., York, Pennsylvania, USAWKO2
1919-11-24K O Samson2-3-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1919-10-06K O Samson2-2-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1919-09-11Bert Kenny5-7-1
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record and Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1919-04-28Larry Williams16-9-2
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record and the Pittsburgh Post.
1919-04-25Harry Greb35-2-1
Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
referee: Ed Stevens
The Pittsburgh Post said that it was the usual story when Greb and Houck met. Leo was on the defensive throughout, but had to absorb "terrific punishment" as Greb "with clever footwork continually got under Houck's guard."
1919-04-04Joe Allison2-1-0
Penns Grove, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1919-03-31Al McCoy31-8-5
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1919-03-28Larry Williams15-9-2
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1919-03-25Mike Gibbons48-1-4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS88
Gibbons won the newspaper decision. (Nevada State Journal)
1919-03-14Jack Clifford1-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision was won by Houck (Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Public Ledger, and Philadelphia Record).
1919-03-06Harry Greb34-2-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Pittsburgh Post reported that "this is the first time Houck has been defeated so decisively in his home town. The fight belonged to Harry every second." Greb peppered Houck until he was dazed. Houck was in top shape, but Greb tore through his guard and rendered Leo's vaunted left useless. Houck's beat punch was a right to the body in the fourth, but it was just a flash. Greb pitched and Houck caught.
1919-02-24Zulu Kid18-5-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1919-02-20Roddy MacDonald21-8-9
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDPTS1515
Halifax Herald, February 24, 1919.
1919-02-02Bob Grant
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1
1919-01-20Battling Kopin9-7-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
1919-01-14Harry Greb32-2-1
Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
The Boston Globe reported that Houck fought on the defensive and blocked many of Greb's punches. Harry wasn't too impressive, but Houck's tactics were mostly negative and Leo didn't throw many punches. The Pittsburgh Post reported that it was a rather slow fight and Greb won easily. His best round was the fifth, but he seemed not to push himself much.
1918-12-25Battling Levinsky37-7-10
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Levinsky won the newspaper decision. (Bridgeport Telegram)
RRB 1969 edition has this as a win for Houck. However, that is incorrect because it was a newspaper decision, won by Levinsky according to the Philadelphia Record and Philadelphia Inquirer. Houck suffered a clean knock-down in the fourth round and this won the fight for Levinsky--Philadelphia Inquirer.

1918-07-30Pete Malone7-4-0
Chester, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS44
This was likely an exhibition as was the 4-rounder with Tim Logan in the same month previously listed here.
1918-07-04Jeff Smith39-3-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
1918-05-27Gunboat Smith48-17-6
Erne Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Harrisburg Patriot gave it to Houck by a wide margin. Newspaper draw from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-04-23Clay Turner11-0-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-04-15Johnny Wilson23-14-0
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
Source: Boston Globe. This fight did not occur on March 27, 1918, as was shown here previously.
1918-03-11Johnny Wilson23-12-0
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
Source: Boston Globe. Houck closed strongly to pull out a victory.
1918-03-04Chuck Wiggins6-1-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Houck from the Philadelphia Record. Houck won easily.
1918-02-22Jack McCarron37-2-5
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of McCarron from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-01-01Chuck Wiggins6-1-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record had Houck winning the newspaper decision.
1917-12-25George Ashe17-5-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1917-12-10KO Willie Loughlin21-5-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1917-11-19Buck Crouse57-8-3
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1917-10-26Willie Meehan70-12-32
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Houck won according to the Philadelphia Record. The Public Ledger called the fight a draw.
1917-10-22Jack McCarron36-2-5
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
This fight is shown in Houck's record (1979 Ring Record Book and earlier editions), and in McCarron's record in the 1918 Andrews record book. No contemporary newspaper report has yet been seen. It would have been a newspaper decision, but is shown as a win in Houck's record. On that somewhat shaky grounds it is shown here as a win for Houck.
1917-09-18Young Herman Miller20-7-6
York, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1917-05-22See Saw Kelly16-17-1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
1917-05-16Battling Levinsky33-5-6
York, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record. The Patriot reports Levinsky as having a 10 pound weight advantage.
1917-05-07Jackie Clark21-8-11
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1917-04-06Tommy Burke4-2-2
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1917-03-30Dummy Ketchell6-8-2
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1917-01-21Eddie Revoire10-5-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
From Houck's record, published in various editions of The Ring Record Book, but hasn't been verified from newspaper source.
1916-12-27Fay Keiser11-2-1
Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1916-12-09Al Grayber42-1-1
Power Auditorium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Houck was suffering from a bruised rib and fought sluggishly. He opened up in the last round but had left it until too late. The Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Gazette both gave it to Houck.
1916-05-15Jack Reck2-3-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1916-04-25Ralph Erne7-3-1
York, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1916-04-07Young Herman Miller20-4-6
York, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1916-03-29Jack Reck2-2-0
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1916-03-13K.O. Sullivan1-0-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1916-03-07Eddie Revoire9-5-0
Auditorium, Reading, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Reading Eagle
1916-02-29Battling Brandt3-8-0
York, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
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