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Lou Nova
Global ID12132
sexmale
birthdate 1913-03-16
death date 1991-09-29 (78)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach75″   /   191cm
aliasAlameda Assassin
country USA
residenceOakland, California, USA
birth placeLos Angeles, California, USA
birth nameJay L. Nova
won 49 (KO 31) + lost 9 (KO 6) + drawn 5 = 63
rounds boxed 436 KO% 49.21
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1945-06-25Tami Mauriello59-7-1
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO110
time: 2:20 | referee: Johnny Martin
1945-06-15Howard Fenske9-0-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO910
1945-06-08Jay D Turner36-31-7
Tar Park, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1945-05-26Johnny Denson38-21-4
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO610
time: 0:30
1945-05-11Gunnar Barlund51-22-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1945-05-03Charley Eagle29-20-6
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1945-03-30Joe Baksi43-4-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 2-7 | judge: Bill Cohen 3-6
1944-11-06Buddy Knox100-27-6
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1944-08-01Johnny Flynn19-19-2
Civic Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Seres 6-3 | judge: Fred Hegnauer 8-2 | judge: Anse Carroll 4-3
Nova was down for a nine count in the first round. (New York Times).
1944-07-14Lee Oma32-15-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALSD1010
1944-06-16Bill Petersen23-7-3
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1944-06-07Jack Marshall27-26-5
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1212
1944-06-02Buddy Scott75-16-5
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USADPTS1010
"The verdict announced at ringside was a decision in Nova's favor. The cards showed a draw as the correct decision." (The Ring, September 1944, page 59) Accordingly, the decision was changed to a draw.
1944-05-30Jimmy Webb48-14-4
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWRTD710
referee: Bonneau Murray
1944-05-22Johnny Denson37-13-3
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWTKO710
referee: Alex Fidler
1944-05-18Jack Marshall27-25-5
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1010
1944-05-11Don Brouillard10-6-2
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO310
1944-05-08Colion Chaney8-4-2
Vocational School Auditorium, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USAWTKO410
1944-05-01George Dixon
Fairgrounds Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, USAWTKO510
referee: Paul Hartnek
1944-04-28Hank Postaway12-3-4
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO510
1944-04-21Pug Wilson4-5-1
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO78
referee: Alex Fidler
1944-04-17Paul Hartnek33-15-6
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWTKO610
time: 0:49 | referee: Alex Fidler
1944-03-10Nash Garrison57-27-5
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWKO410
time: 2:21
Garrison was knocked down six times.
1944-02-22Ben Moroz20-11-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 2:48 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
1943-08-09Lee Savold78-26-1
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO210
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.
1943-06-11Paul Hartnek25-9-5
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWKO310
time: 1:33
Hartnek was knocked down twice in the 3rd from body shots
1943-05-21Chuck Crowell37-21-4
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
referee: Tommy McCarty
1942-12-11Tami Mauriello43-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO610
time: 2:43 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
Mauriello was knocked down for a nine count in the 1st. Nova suffered a broken rib and torn cartilage in the bout.
1942-11-06Ernie Nordman4-9-0
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWKO410
1942-05-25Lee Savold69-23-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALTKO810
Nova's manager called a halt before round nine started because of a severe cut over the left eye. (Associated Press)
1941-09-29Joe Louis50-1-0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALTKO615
time: 2:59 | referee: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
1941-06-06Jim Robinson28-11-1
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO310
1941-04-04Max Baer66-12-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
time: 2:18 | referee: Arthur Donovan
Max Baer's final career bout.
1941-01-10Pat Comiskey33-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1940-10-30Johnny Erjavec37-25-9
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Billy Burke
1939-09-15Tony Galento76-24-5
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO1415
time: 2:44 | referee: George Blake | judge: Eddie Loughran | judge: Frank Nasborough
"..One of the most disgraceful fights staged since the days of the barroom brawls. Referee George Blake..would have retained his reputation as a great referee had he disqualified Galento." (The Ring, December 1939, page 16) Galento was permitted to thumb Nova's right eye until it reached a terrible condition. Finally Lou went down in the 14th round after being fouled for the last time.
1939-06-01Max Baer62-11-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO1112
time: 1:21 | referee: Frank Fullam
Attendance: 16,778; Gate: $82,364
(Poster)
Baer, "the left side of his face battered out of shape after ten rounds of the most excruciating fighting he had ever undergone, was bleeding so severely from a severe laceration of the lower lip he could hardly breathe" when the referee stopped the bout. New York Times

1938-12-16Tommy Farr69-27-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
referee: Eddie Joseph
This was a sizzling battle. Nova had Farr near a knockout in the 14th round when Referee Eddie Josephs started counting as he lay in the rope. However, Farr resumed the fight after the count reach two. Both men were in a state of exhaustion in the last round.
1938-10-03Gunnar Barlund24-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
referee: Arthur Donovan
1938-09-19Frank Androff17-2-3
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
time: 2:12 | referee: Jack Kennedy
1938-09-07Phil Brubaker26-6-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO110
time: 1:45 | referee: Fred Bottaro
Brubaker was knocked down twice.
1938-06-29Domingo Valin21-12-5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO710
Valin's corner threw in the towel
1938-06-03Maxie Rosenbloom205-39-25
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
USA California State heavyweight title
1938-04-22Bob Pastor26-3-2
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1938-03-01Lee Ramage48-12-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWMD1010
referee: Abe Roth
USA California State heavyweight title
1938-01-14Lee Ramage48-12-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
USA California State heavyweight title
1937-11-23Bob Nestell12-2-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO810
time: 2:12
1937-09-22Johnny Erjavec35-13-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Gorman
Erjavec was knocked down four times.
1937-08-25Salvatore Ruggirello29-52-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO312
referee: Billy Burke
Scheduled as a No-Decision bout, Ruggirello was knocked down three times in the 3rd round.
1937-07-09Sonny Boy Walker14-3-3
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1937-05-05George Theodoratus6-1-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO810
1937-03-24Nash Garrison41-14-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO610
Garrison was knocked down eight times.
1936-12-18Danny Hassett35-8-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS66
Also incorrectly reported as December 16, 1936.
1936-12-02Izzy Singer14-18-5
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
Also incorrectly reported as Nov.12,1936
1936-10-21Abe Simon13-0-0
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1936-08-18Tommy Ponte
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS44
1936-08-03Valenti Brown
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO36
From Washington newspapers.
1936-07-07Hughie Turner11-25-4
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWKO56
1936-05-29Joe O'Gatty0-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS44
1936-04-20Henry Cooper8-2-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO16
time: 2:07
1936-04-04George Higgs1-2-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO24
1936-03-06Jerry Johnsen29-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO34
1936-01-24Ralph Barbara9-13-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44

 
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