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Lou Salica
Global ID18
sexmale
birthdate 1912-11-16
death date 2002-01-30 (89)
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
reach66½″   /   169cm
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placeBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth nameLuigi Salica
won 62 (KO 13) + lost 17 (KO 1) + drawn 12 = 91
rounds boxed 807 KO% 14.29
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1944-03-27Harry Jeffra85-12-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
Nate Phillips in The Ring described this as "a very cautious battle."
1944-02-28Mario 'Eladio' Colon6-21-6
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:48 | referee: Phil Pugliese
1944-02-25Maxie Tanaka3-1-0
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
1944-02-03Larry Torpey12-1-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO78
1944-01-27Don McLean11-23-3
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1943-03-10Manuel Ortiz44-11-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALTKO1115
time: 1:52 | referee: Billy Burke
World Bantamweight Title
Salica was knocked down once in the 11th round. Salica's manager Willie Ketchum, stepped into the ring to stop the bout.

1942-08-07Manuel Ortiz38-11-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALUD1212
referee: Abe Roth | judge: Mushy Callahan | judge: Billy Kershner
World Bantamweight Title
1942-07-10Nat Corum8-18-11
San Jose, California, USAWPTS1010
1942-06-03Kenny Lindsay13-6-4
Athletic Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Hector McDonald
Lou's trainer Joe Stanley and Lindsay's manager Arnold Bertram threw punches at each other before the bout.Stanley objected to Bertram watching Salica work out.
1942-04-17Carlos Chavez15-2-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALUD1010
referee: Billy Kershner | judge: Johnny Indrisano | judge: Mushy Callahan
1942-01-20Aaron Seltzer24-7-3
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWSD1010
1941-11-03David Kui Kong Young44-9-4
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USALUD1010
1941-10-06Rush Dalma29-9-11
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USALSD1010
1941-08-08Henry Hook101-62-8
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harry Gleicher | judge: Pat Collins | judge: Hugh Riley
1941-06-16Tommy Forte41-8-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
referee: Irving Kutcher 9-5 | 8-7
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
This may have been for the Pennsylvania version instead of the NBA version
1941-04-25Lou Transparenti27-17-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1515
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
"The local lad (Transparenti) started out at a very fast pace to carry the fight to the champ (Salica) and at the end of the tenth round was out in front by a comfortable margin. From then on..Transparenti seemed to tire and the champ then forged ahead." (The Ring, July 1941, page 62) Even so, the decision in favor of Salica was unpopular.
1941-03-06Lou Transparenti26-17-0
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
Transparenti won 6 rounds, Salica only one, and three even. The local lad outboxed, outgeneraled, and outspeeded Salica. (The Ring, June 1941, page 58)
1941-01-13Tommy Forte37-7-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1515
referee: Irving Kutcher
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
Scoring: 7-7-1, 7-7-1 (favored Salica however due to big 15th), 7-6-2
1940-12-02Small Montana79-15-9
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO315
time: 1:30 | referee: Billy Burke
World Bantamweight Title
"Salica dropped his lighter challenger four times in the first round, four times in the second and twice in the third. The end came after second knockdown in the third round after Referee Billy Burke had counted "nine" over the little Filipino." - Globe & Mail

1940-10-21Tommy Forte34-7-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher
Salica was down for a nine count in the 3rd round.
1940-09-24Georgie Pace27-6-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Eddie Joseph
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
According to the December 1953 The Ring magazine, this was the final bout of the "Golden Age of Bantamweight Boxing." Bantamweight boxers who started their professional careers circa 1920 (when New York's "Walker Law" legalized boxing once again) to 1929 were “The Golden Bantams.”
1940-04-04Jackie Callura37-20-3
Rochester, New York, USADPTS1010
1940-03-04Georgie Pace25-6-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1515
referee: Billy Burke | judge: Fred Nobert | judge: Les Black
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
"Fred Nobert, voted for Pace. The other judge, Dr. Les Black, cast his ballot in favor of Salica. Billy Burke, the referee who handled the bout in efficient manner, elected to call it a draw." - Globe & Mail. Sixto Escobar had relinquished the "undisputed" world bantam title a few months earlier, unable to make the 118-pound limit any longer.
Pace had been named NBA champion on Oct 29.

1939-12-14Tony Olivera31-1-6
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
1939-11-17Tony Olivera31-0-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
vacant NYSAC World bantamweight title
World Bantamweight Title
California version.

1939-10-20Little Dado54-3-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1939-09-15Manuel Ortiz17-7-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1939-08-18Jackie Jurich38-5-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO910
time: 1:10 | referee: Jack Kennedy
Jurich was knocked down eight times.
1939-06-16Little Dado50-3-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1939-05-19Little Pancho83-11-20
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph 8-2
1939-04-06Richie Lemos19-4-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph 6-3
1939-03-01Little Dado48-3-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1939-01-21Tony Dupre31-6-8
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS88
1938-11-17Katsumi Morioka29-29-11
Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1938-08-26Young Joe Roche36-2-4
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO810
referee: Jack Downey
Roche was knocked down twice in the 8th round.
1938-08-12Pablo Dano100-36-31
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
Salica won 9 of 10 rounds; Dano down in 8th
1938-07-22Emilio Magana17-3-3
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO910
time: 0:40 | referee: Abe Roth
Magana's corner threw in towel after he was knocked down.
1938-05-14Fillo Echevarria73-15-7
Arena Cristal, Havana, CubaWKO910
Echevarria floored twice in the ninth round, the second time for the full count. A right to the jaw and a left hook ended the fight.
1938-03-26Jimmy Urso5-3-1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1938-02-05Ernst Weiss27-12-3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1937-11-16Sammy Garcia14-9-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1937-11-02Joey Wach26-11-6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO48
referee: Johnny McAvoy
1937-10-12Jackie Corcoran5-9-4
Scott Hall, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1937-06-18Bobby Leyvas21-6-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: George Blake
1937-05-11Pete DeGrasse76-46-28
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
1937-04-16Bobby Leyvas21-4-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO110
time: 0:59 | referee: Charley Randolph
Leyvas was knocked down three times.
1937-02-21Sixto Escobar30-13-2
Escambron Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto RicoLUD1515
referee: Jack Dempsey
World Bantamweight Title
Sanctioned by both the National Boxing Association and the New York State Boxing Commission, according to Barry Hugman's history of world title bouts (Part One), in The British Boxing Board of Control Yearbook, 1995.

1937-01-15Bobby Leyvas18-4-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
1937-01-01Mauricio Seria9-3-0
Stockton, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Harry Atwood
1936-12-04Joe Mendiola66-34-24
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1936-10-10Nicky Jerome19-4-3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
1936-09-19Nicky Jerome18-4-3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
1936-09-08Sammy Garcia4-0-1
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1936-06-23Jack Sharkey Jr12-2-2
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS88
1936-06-02Tony Marino22-11-2
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1936-04-03Henry Hook70-25-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Blake
1936-03-20Small Montana60-6-5
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1936-03-11Tuffy Pierpont22-4-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO610
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
Pierpont down 3 times
1936-02-28Henry Hook70-25-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1935-11-15Sixto Escobar26-10-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Billy Kavanaugh | judge: Charley Lynch | judge: George LeCron
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
NYSAC World bantamweight title
1935-08-26Sixto Escobar26-9-2
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USAWMD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan 7-7 | judge: Tom O'Rourke 10-5 | judge: Abe Goldberg 9-6
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
NYSAC World bantamweight title
Referee Artie Donovan scored the fight 7-7-1 in rounds for Escobar, but voted for Salica on the grounds of "more effective punching and in better physical condition at the end of the bout." 08/28/1935 New York Times
1935-07-30Jerry Mazza37-5-4
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS88
1935-06-11Pablo Dano74-22-23
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
World Bantamweight Title
California State version
Dano was knocked down twice in the 9th round.

1935-05-03Midget Wolgast121-15-12
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
World Bantamweight Title
California State version

1935-03-01Dick Welsh53-19-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1935-01-28Johnny Erickson30-32-6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1934-12-20Indian Quintana27-6-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
1934-10-19Speedy Dado91-23-14
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1934-10-05Matty Mathewson41-16-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO610
referee: Mushy Callahan
Mathewson was knocked down twice.
1934-09-07Young Tommy49-11-10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
Young Tommy was knocked down for a two-count in the 8th round.
1934-08-10Joe Tei Ken37-11-14
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
Tei Ken was knocked down in the 8th round.
1934-05-11Julie Katz11-1-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1934-05-01Midget Wolgast113-11-8
Stauch's Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS88
1934-04-02Harry Bauman7-2-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-02-14Midget Wolgast112-11-8
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
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