Otto von Porat
Global ID17621
birthdate 1903-09-29
death date 1982-10-14 (79)
height6′ 4″   /   193cm
country Norway
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeElmhult, Sweden
birth nameOtto Wessel von Porat
won 37 (KO 24) + lost 11 (KO 4) + drawn 0 = 48
rounds boxed 283
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost 3 : drawn
rounds boxed 50
Total Bouts 53 KO% 45.28

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1934-11-17Obie Walker44-4-2
Palais des Expositions, Geneva, SwitzerlandLUD1010
1934-09-28Alfred Sauvage6-4-1
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1934-05-21Don McCorkindale25-10-3
Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 22 May 1934 P 4
1934-04-16Paul Swiderski20-15-2
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1933-12-16Pierre Charles56-22-7
Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, BelgiumLKO210
1933-11-16Gustave Limousin47-12-7
Oslo, NorwayWPTS1010
1933-09-29Hans Schoenrath17-18-5
Oslo, NorwayWPTS1010
1933-06-01Dick Daniels23-9-0
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO210
1933-04-21Hans Birkie27-17-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Porat knocked down in round 1.
1933-03-24Biff Bennett8-6-1
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USAWKO48
1933-02-24Tuffy Griffiths70-10-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO810
referee: Tommy Thomas
Von Porat's first bout in the United States after being in Norway for two years.
1932-10-21Hein Mueller29-3-4
Sportpalast, Berlin, GermanyWKO610
1932-06-17Maurice Griselle38-23-3
Bislet Stadium, Oslo, NorwayWKO6
1931-08-23Harry Persson32-4-4
Allstadion, Stockholm, SwedenWTKO110
referee: Harald Bahnsen
Scandinavian Heavyweight Title
Persson loses title. New York Times Corner retirement, Persson down in 1st

1931-06-20Soren Petersen14-5-3
Oslo, NorwayWTKO5
1930-11-06Jack Renault64-14-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
Renault down in 1st & 8th
1930-10-10Angus Snyder30-4-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ110
referee: Eddie Purdy
Von Porat landed a knockout punch after the bell rang, ending the first round. Snyder had won the first round, and was named the winner on a foul. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-06-20Young Stribling201-10-14
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO110
time: 2:40
Stribling received an ovation when he lifted Von Porat to his feet and assisted him to his corner.
Attendance: 20,956

1930-05-28Jack Gagnon40-17-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO610
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Gagnon was floored five times.
1930-04-01Angus Snyder28-4-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010

Von Porat won the newspaper decision. (Bismarck Tribune)
Von Porat then had a bout with Jack De Mave scheduled for April 15 at the St. Louis Coliseum. Von Porat appeared in the ring for the bout, but De Mave disappeared after looking the house over (few people showed) and deciding that his 20 percent cut would hardly be worth the effort. After a long wait, a search for De Mave was instituted, which resulted in the announcer directing the customers that the refund line formed to the right.

1930-01-10Paulino Uzcudun40-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
"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)
1929-12-09Phil Scott64-10-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALDQ212
referee: Jack Dempsey
For the Christmas Fund. Scott was dropped with a low left hook. "After considerable hesitation and a good deal of reluctance upon the part of the referee, none other than Jack Dempsey, Scott was awarded the verdict on a foul, to the accompaniment of a tremendous roar of disapproval from the crowd of some 15,000 fans." (AP)
1929-11-04Charley Smith27-6-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Von Porat landed a right to the jaw which put Smith (a British heavyweight) down for the count.
1929-10-04Tom Sayers24-12-0
Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO110
1929-06-27KO Christner18-2-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO910
time: 2:39 | referee: Lou Magnolia
For the Milk Fund Charity
1929-06-10Emmett Rocco18-2-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
For six rounds it was a close, hard-fought affair, in which saw Rocco nearly knocked out in round one and Von Porat the same in round two. Von Porat caught Rocco squarely on the chin with a powerful left hook and "Emmett dropped like a log." The bell rang when the count reached six. Rocco could not come out for round eight. (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman)
1929-05-10Jack DeMave33-16-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
This fight ended dramatically when Von Porat sunk a left hook into DeMave's mid-section. Jack went down on his right side, "sucking desparately for air" and his "cries of anguish were audible throughout most of the arena." DeMave lost nine of his next dozen fights and retired in 1931. (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman)
1929-04-05Johnny Risko37-19-5
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1929-03-12Tom Heeney32-10-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-02-01Jack Gagnon34-13-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO4
referee: Arthur Donovan
1929-01-17Tom Sayers20-9-0
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWKO310
referee: Eddie Purdy
1929-01-11Battling Levinsky69-18-14
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWTKO510
referee: Ira Croshaw
Levinsky's portion of the purse was withheld by Referee Croshaw for "stalling." (Sometime incorrectly recorded as a 5th-round disqualification.)
1928-11-27Emilio Solomon21-21-1
Hippodrome, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-11-05Paulino Uzcudun33-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-10-17Chuck Wiggins59-30-12
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWDQ310
"Von Porat was giving Wiggins a terrific beating and Wiggins went berserk, deliberately hitting Von Porat low until disqualied." (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman)
1928-08-09Pierre Charles34-16-7
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-07-05Sandy Seifert19-6-6
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO410
Reported as a 4-round knockout for Von Porat in the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Seifert was down in round three.
1928-06-11Tony Stabenau18-13-2
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO210
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-05-15Jack Dorval10-2-3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
1928-04-30Tiny Roebuck7-0-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
Sometimes incorrectly reported as a May 1 bout, From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-02-27Gordon Smith0-1-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO14
Sometimes incorrectly reported as a Feb. 28 bout. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-01-20Sammy Silverberg
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO28
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-12-19Ted Sandwina14-2-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO28
1927-11-04Big Boy Peterson28-5-3
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Peterson won the newspaper decision from the Minneapolis Tribune (Bob Soderman). Once again Peterson seemed to intimidate Von Porat, who won only the sixth and seventh rounds. Von Porat was down in round one.
1927-08-23Big Boy Peterson27-5-3
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Minneapolis Tribune (Bob Soderman). Von Porat let Peterson take the play away from him. He floored Peterson for an 8-count in the 3rd round, but failed to follow up on his advantage. Peterson scored a knockdown in round one and won most of the rounds. Von Porat won only round three and ten.
1927-07-21Young Stribling139-7-14
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
From the Minneapolis Tribune (Bob Soderman). Striblng gave Von Porat a bad trouncing, by continually beating Otto to the punch.
1927-06-07Sully Montgomery27-13-1
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press. This was the first program held in the new Municipal Auditorium in Minneapolis. This was Von Porat's second fight with Montgomery and he was in charge nearly the whole way.
1927-05-20Sully Montgomery27-12-1
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
Montgomery floored Von Porat four times in round four. Montgomery was tired in round five and Von Porat scored two knockdowns in the sixth, and was in command to the finish.
1927-04-19Tiny Jim Herman47-17-12
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO410
From Boxing Blade, 30 April 1927, page 14.
1927-04-01Duke Horn1-0-0
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO710
From Boxing Blade, 16 April 1927, page 7.
1926-12-22Martin Burke39-22-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO810
1926-11-26Jimmy Delaney37-6-7
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
"Von Porat displayed a terrific punch with either hand and knocked Delaney down four times in the first four rounds. He tired in the late rounds however and Delaney nearly evened the match" Associated Press
1926-10-19Ben Sullivan1-1-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
Otto von Porat's Pro Debut.


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