Paulino Uzcudun
Global ID12118
birthdate 1899-05-03
death date 1985-07-05 (86)
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
aliasBasque Woodchopper
country Spain
residenceRegil, País Vasco, Spain
birth placeRegil, País Vasco, Spain
birth namePaulino Uzkudun Régil
won 51 (KO 35) + lost 17 (KO 1) + drawn 3 = 71
rounds boxed 523 KO% 49.3

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1935-12-13Joe Louis22-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO415
time: 2:32 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1935-07-07Max Schmeling47-7-4
Poststadion, Moabit, Berlin, GermanyLPTS1212
1934-05-13Max Schmeling45-7-3
Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainDMD1212
referee: Juan Casanovas | judge: ? Juve | judge: Piniero
1933-10-22Primo Carnera75-6-0
Piazza di Siena, Roma, Lazio, ItalyLUD1515
referee: Roger Nicod | judge: Juan Casanovas | judge: Edoardo Mazzia
EBU (European) heavyweight title
IBU World (1913 - 1946) heavyweight title
World Heavyweight Title
December 3, 1934, the Spanish Boxing Federation stripped Uzcudun of the title for refusing to risk it against Isidoro Gastanaga.Attendance 70,000.

1933-07-01Don McCorkindale24-8-3
Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainWPTS1010
1933-05-13Pierre Charles55-21-7
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, SpainWSD1515
referee: M Duvernaz 294-292 | judge: ? Pineiro 296-293 | judge: ? Dupuis 281-285
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1933-04-16Hans Schoenrath16-16-5
Frontón Betis, Sevilla, Andalucía, SpainWPTS1010
1933-03-18Ernst Guehring31-5-8
Plaza de Toros, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, SpainWKO210
1933-02-03Salvatore Ruggirello23-30-0
Frontón Jai-Alai, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, SpainWPTS1010
1933-01-24Giacomo Bergomas5-7-5
Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainWKO110
time: 1:10
1932-07-25Ernie Schaaf50-10-2
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1515
1932-05-26Mickey Walker79-10-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
"The punch that turned the sympathies of the crowd to the veteran Spaniard and the tide of the battle to Walker came after the bell ended the eighth round. Paulino had landed a left hook to the body just after the bell. But he dropped his hands and stepped back and, as he did, Walker swung a right that split the Spaniard's left eyebrow wide open. That blow beat Paulino for Walker opened the cut with the first punch in the ninth round and, blinded by blood, Paulino could do little from then on." (Associated Press)
1932-04-04Jack Gagnon42-24-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO710
time: 2:35
1932-01-15King Levinsky40-14-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
A "surprising ten-round victory." One judge and the referee scored it 52-48. The other referee made it a draw. New York Times
1931-11-13Tommy Loughran70-11-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
1931-07-04Max Baer26-6-0
Race Track Arena, Reno, Nevada, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Dempsey
This is the "first heavyweight bout of any importance in Reno since [Jack] Johnson defeated [James] Jeffries July 4, 1910." Some 18,000 people attended, "virtually equalling the normal population of the city." New York Times
1931-03-10Les Kennedy32-7-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
time: 2:10 | referee: Jack Dempsey
1930-11-30Primo Carnera39-3-0
Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainLSD1010
referee: Moss Deyong | judge: Juan Casanovas | judge: Edoardo Mazzia
Attendance 90,000.
1930-10-18Maurice Griselle28-14-2
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO510
1930-06-19Johnny Risko43-24-6
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring June 1. According to newspaper accounts, Risko won seven rounds, and held Uzcudun even in two others.
1930-01-10Otto von Porat23-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
"Paolino confounded those who thought he was on the ragged edge as a fighter, and confounded some 17000 fight fans in Madison Square Garden last night with one of the greatest demonstrations of true fighting courage a local ring has produced in years. Battered and pounded in the first round, rocked and staggered until many thought the gallant Spaniard could not survive the storm that buffeted him, Paolino came back to conquer Otto von Porat, solemn-visaged Scandinavian heavyweight, in a 10 round struggle that was savagely fought, carried along at a burning pace and held enough thrills to satisfy the most exacting fight fan." (James P. Dawson, New York Times)
1929-11-29Tuffy Griffiths54-3-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALMD1010
referee: Davy Miller | judge: Livingston Osborne 5-5
Referee Miller and one judge voted for Griffith, the other judge scored a draw.
1929-06-27Max Schmeling41-4-3
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALPTS1515
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: Lou Magnolia | judge: Charles F. Mathison
1929-04-10Jose Casnos
Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicWKO510
1929-03-30 Caeano
Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicWKO58
Diario de avisos (Santa Cruz de La Palma), April 1, 1929, reports Uzcudun beat "Gayana" a Puerto Rican, KO 5, at Santo Domingo; El Imparcial (Madrid). 31/3/1929, page 6, reports name as Caeano, another paper "Cayano"
1929-03-24Francisco Cruz Coelho9-7-1
San Juan Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWKO110
time: 1:29
Reported by El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1929-02-22KO Christner16-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
The month before - while Uzcudun was in Colon, Panama - the International Boxing Union officially deprived him of the European Heavyweight Title for his failure to defend.
Gross receipts: $81,504.64.

1928-12-25Jack Renault59-10-1
Estadio Versalles, Cali, ColombiaWUD1010
referee: Rafael Plata
Colombian heavyweight title
Source: El Tiempo (Bogota)
1928-12-03Bill Hartwell17-9-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-11-05Otto von Porat13-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-10-19Big Boy Peterson35-12-4
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ210
referee: Lou Magnolia
"Uzcudun was disqualified for hitting the mid-westerner while Peterson lay unconscious, his head hung over the middle rope. Peterson, after holding the Basque even in the first round, collided with Paulino's burly left hook to the head in the second and went down for a nine-count. As he staggered to his feet, almost helpless, the Spaniard swarmed all over him with crushing short-arm jolts to the head and body. Peterson reeled into his own corner under the barrage and collapsed as Paulino nailed him cleanly with both hands to the head. The mid-westerner went down and out, but Paulino, in his anxiety, applied one punch more than was necessary. He hit Peterson, slipping past Referee Magnolia's guard to do so, and was promptly disqualified and the victory awarded to the unconscious battler." (Ironwood Daily Globe)
Peterson was a late substitute for Roberto Roberti, who had been forced to withdraw from the bout because of two fractured ribs

1928-07-07Ludwig Haymann31-4-11
Plaza de Toros del Chofre, San Sebastian, País Vasco, SpainWKO1112
referee: Francois Devernaz | judge: Juan Casanovas | judge: Rothenburg
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1928-02-28George Godfrey49-11-1
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: George Blake
1928-01-29Quintin Romero Rojas22-28-4
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO315
Heavyweight Championship of Latin America From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-01-16Ed Keeley21-6-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 2:50 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1928-01-02Pat Lester23-10-3
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO710
1927-11-25Johnny Risko30-15-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-09-08Tom Heeney29-8-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1515
referee: Patsy Haley | judge: Tom Flynn | judge: Harold Barnes
1927-08-11Jack Delaney63-8-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALDQ710
time: 1:57 | referee: Jim Crowley | judge: George Patrick | judge: Harold Barnes
1927-07-13Harry Wills64-7-3
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO415
referee: Lou Magnolia
Wills was dropped to the canvas for a count of nine, and arose only to run into a volley of lefts and rights that put him under the lower rope, where he lay supported on his elbows while Referee Lou Magnolia counted him out. Uzcudun had cast aside his contract with Tex Rickard to fight Wills, after having been dropped from Rickard's heavyweight elimination tournament when Jack Dempsey refused to engage in more than one preliminary bout leading to a fight with Gene Tunney. Rickard's original plan was to match Uzcudun with Dempsey and have the winner meet the survivor of the Jack Sharkey-Jimmy Maloney bout. (AP)
1927-04-01Tom Heeney27-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-02-25Knute Hansen12-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-01-21Homer Smith40-25-1
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWTKO710
referee: Jim Downing
1927-01-15Antolin Fierro8-6-0
Nuevo Fronton, Havana, CubaWKO110
1927-01-01Martin O'Grady4-14-2
Almendares Park, Havana, CubaWKO112
time: 1:47
1926-05-18Erminio Spalla38-6-3
Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainWPTS1212
referee: Herman Lucas | judge: Juan Casanovas | judge: Enrico Galli
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1926-03-23Harry Drake8-21-0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO110
time: 1:25
Drake "gave a miserable showing ... behaved like someone with palsy and hardly laid a glove on Paulino who was very deliberate in putting his opponent to sleep " (New York Times)
1926-02-12Franz Diener8-2-2
Kaiserdamm Arena, Berlin, GermanyDPTS1010
1926-02-09Soldier Jones20-26-1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO112
1926-01-29Constant Barrick9-15-2
Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainWTKO410
referee: Juan Casanovas
1925-12-01Hans Breitenstraeter59-11-4
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, GermanyWKO910
1925-11-07Marcel Nilles24-14-2
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO310
1925-10-16Constant Barrick9-13-2
Teatro Circo Price, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, SpainWTKO612
1925-10-10Fernand Delarge9-2-1
Plaza de Toros de Las Arenas, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainWTKO110
referee: Juan Casanovas
1925-09-06Phil Scott45-6-4
Plaza de Toros de Vista Alegre, Bilbao, País Vasco, SpainWKO612
referee: Georges Carpentier | judge: Juan Casanovas | judge: ? Darnell
Claiming to have been hit low, Scott allowed himself to be counted out.
1925-07-11Jack Humbeeck31-9-5
Plaza de Toros de Goya, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, SpainWPTS1212
referee: Juan Casanovas
1925-06-07Fernand Delarge9-1-1
Arenes d'Eckmühl, Oran, AlgeriaWPTS1212
1924-12-20Jack Humbeeck29-6-5
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO410
referee: Georges Carpentier
1924-10-05Louis Piochelle14-8-0
Stade Municipal, Algiers, AlgeriaWKO210
1924-09-07Frank Goddard18-8-0
Arènes de Bayonne, Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, FranceWTKO610
referee: Henri Bernstein | judge: Gaston Benac
1924-07-29George Cook12-17-2
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS1515
1924-07-03George Cook11-17-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1924-06-14Jose Teixidor11-11-3
Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO310
Spanish heavyweight title
1924-06-01Arthur Townley20-15-1
Buffalo Stadium, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO110
time: 1:21
1924-05-17Marcel Nilles22-8-1
Plaza de Toros de Las Arenas, Barcelona, Cataluña, SpainWKO512
1924-05-11Paul Journee14-24-2
Estadio Municipal de Atocha, San Sebastian, País Vasco, SpainWKO110
time: 1:30 | referee: Sr. Tremellas
1924-04-19Laurent Mahieu2-6-0
Frontón Euskalduna, Bilbao, País Vasco, SpainWKO110
1924-04-04Alex Touroff1-1-0
Circo Americano, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, SpainWKO210
1924-01-03Herman Sjouwerman4-5-0
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO510
1923-09-26Paul Journee14-20-2
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1923-09-16Alex Touroff
Stade Anastasie, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO310


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