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Babe Ruth
Global ID13158
sexmale
divisionlightweight
country USA
residenceLouisville, Kentucky, USA
won 34 (KO 5) + lost 32 (KO 10) + drawn 8 = 75
rounds boxed 585
Newspaper Decisions won 14 : lost 11 : drawn 4
rounds boxed 247
Total Bouts 104 KO% 4.81
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1935-03-22Sonny Brentz8-2-0
Columbia Gymnasium Arena, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS44
From the Louisville Courier-Journal (Laurence Fielding). This fight was part of a benefit program.
1932-04-11Franklin Cheek16-3-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALTKO2
1931-12-24Bert Clark
Vincennes, Indiana, USALPTS1010
1931-11-24Scotty Scotten7-1-1
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALPTS88
1931-09-23Johnny Kaiser31-8-2
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALKO210
1931-08-10Chino Alvarez49-11-9
Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS1010
Montreal Herald wire report
1931-07-15Barney Ross22-2-2
Armory, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USALTKO410
1931-06-11Petey Sarron45-9-4
Greenwood, Mississippi, USALPTS1010
Bout held in June
1931-06-05Prince Saunders10-4-4
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
1931-05-11Dominick Petrone46-27-16
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Lou Meininger
1931-05-07Harry Forbes38-17-16
Armory Arena, Charleston, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Arthurs
1931-03-09Joey Freeman8-1-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Scheduled bouts on the program for which the results are not available: Joe Bozak v. Harry Garbell, 5; Joey Barlow v. Fred Miller, 5; Buddy Kearns v. Kid Irish, 4; Kelly Kulas v. Hamburg Whiskany, 4.
1930-12-30Tracy Cox22-2-0
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALKO210
Ruth was down for nine in the 1st round and "was being counted out after being dropped three times in the 2nd when his manager threw in the towel."
1930-12-08Freddie Miller72-5-3
Louisville, Kentucky, USALKO210
1930-11-26Jimmy Dale6-5-2
Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Evansville Courier
1930-10-27Freddie Miller72-4-3
Wheeling, West Virginia, USALNWS1010
Miller won the newspaper decision. (Coshocton Tribune)
1930-09-04Freddie Miller69-4-3
Columbus, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1930-08-04Cecil Payne18-7-2
Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
1930-06-16Tony Leto50-13-4
Birmingham, Alabama, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Saint Petersburg Evening Independent (A.P. wire)
1930-05-19Battling Gizzy43-6-1
Wheeling, West Virginia, USALPTS1010
1930-04-24Stanley Williams12-6-0
Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Coshocton Tribune (wire report)
1930-04-01Chico Cisneros34-9-6
Greenville Stadium, Greenville, Mississippi, USALPTS1010
1930-03-17Stanley Williams12-6-0
Wheeling, West Virginia, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Charleston Daily Mail (A.P. wire)
1930-03-01Manuel Castro8-2-0
Freeman Avenue Armory, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS66
referee: Willie Purcell
1930-02-10Tommy Maroon4-4-0
Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-11-25Al Donnelly0-1-2
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USADPTS1010
1929-06-06Andy Callahan27-1-0
O'Sullivan Park, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USALKO110
1929-05-17Earl Mastro30-2-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USANCND10
1929-04-17Freddie Miller57-4-2
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALNWS1010
referee: Lou Bauman | judge: Sam Becker | judge: Elmer Purcell
Newspaper decision from the Hamilton Daily News (wire report)
1929-03-23Johnny Datto62-26-32
Cincinnati, Ohio, USADNWS66
Newpaper decision was a draw according to the Portland Oregonian wire.
1929-01-28King Tut33-11-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO1
1929-01-21Joe Peck37-17-7
Little Rock, Arkansas, USALPTS1010
1928-11-27Frankie Garcia48-23-14
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis News and the Associated Press
1928-11-12Lou Bloom26-16-11
Columbus, Ohio, USALPTS1010
Bloom won the judges' decision. (Associated Press)
1928-11-07Freddie Fitzgerald12-2-2
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS66
1928-10-16Henry Lenard19-7-1
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis News (Ruth) and the Associated Press (draw)
1928-09-20Eddie Shea25-8-2
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1928-09-07Johnny Datto58-23-31
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1928-07-27Henry Lenard19-6-1
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-02-20George Sidders2-2-0
Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS10
(New York Times)
1928-02-10Tommy Grogan24-5-3
Omaha, Nebraska, USALKO1
1928-01-19Frank Sacco7-0-0
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1928-01-10Bud Taylor54-7-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
1927-12-29Jackie Brady33-21-7
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALTKO712
referee: Jack Michaels
1927-12-12Eddie Shea18-6-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1927-11-23Sammy Mandell49-4-4
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1927-11-01Jimmy Trannett12-8-1
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
The date of this fight is confirmed from the Pittsburgh Post. The other Ruth-Tranett listing, previoiusly shown here, has been removed as it definitely appears to have been a duplication.
1927-10-28Sammy Vogel38-12-2
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Walton
1927-10-17Frankie Garcia45-20-12
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1927-10-03Cecil Payne4-1-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1927-08-25Henry Lenard16-5-1
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1927-08-19Lew Mayrs35-16-9
Elks Ball Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-08-11Henry Lenard16-5-0
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1927-06-28Johnny McDonough6-3-2
Casino Hall, Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
referee: Al Janetti | judge: Eddie Gerrity | judge: Larry Kendig
1927-06-16Joey Medill10-0-1
Normal Baseball Park, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1927-06-06Morris Gransberg8-4-4
White City Open Air Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1927-05-13Cecil Payne2-1-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
1927-05-09Harry Forbes24-4-12
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1927-04-22Paul Wangley6-2-2
Logan Square Baseball Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO610
From the Pittsburgh Post and the Philadelphia Record. The results of the other fights on this program are not yet available.
1927-04-11Murray Elkins21-2-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-04-11Joey Thomas4-1-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-03-17Dick McDonie3-3-1
Ashland, Kentucky, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Charleston Gazette
1927-03-03Tommy Simms4-7-1
Armory, Pittston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS?
1927-01-29Sid Terris77-4-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-01-06Georgie Balduc21-17-3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ810
referee: Lew Grimson
Balduc was suspended thirty days by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission for fouling Ruth.
1927-01-03Cecil Payne2-1-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from Lexington Herald (AP)
1927-01-01Johnny Murphy4-2-0
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO88
1926-11-18Joe Wilton15-3-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1926-11-11Eddie Paul10-2-0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1926-10-18Johnny Ceccoli24-11-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1926-10-05Johnny DeMarco11-5-4
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
1926-08-24Henry Usse11-5-6
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1926-08-23Pep O'Brien19-20-4
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ510
referee: Jimmy Henahan
O'Brien was disqualified for a low blow.
1926-07-12Johnny Ceccoli23-10-5
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1926-07-01Joe Bernard0-3-1
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USAWPTS88
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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