Harry Jeffra
Global ID25529
birthdate 1914-11-30
death date 1988-09-00 (73)
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
reach64″   /   162cm
country USA
residenceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
birth placeBaltimore, Maryland, USA
birth nameIgnacius Pasquale Guiffi
won 94 (KO 28) + lost 20 (KO 2) + drawn 7 = 122
rounds boxed 932 KO% 22.95

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1950-12-12Packy McFarland17-5-2
Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USALPTS1010
1950-10-23Lenny Alvarez32-3-2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD88
1947-02-03Leslie Harris10-4-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1947-01-20Leslie Harris10-4-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
1946-06-25Nick Stato34-4-2
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS88
1946-03-03Oscar Calles33-6-5
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS1010
From El Boxeo Profesional de Venezuela, 1922-1981, edited by Luis E. Arias.
1946-01-28Mickey Quack19-5-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1945-11-27Enrique Bolanos32-6-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
1945-10-29Freddie Russo50-1-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1945-09-11Mickey Quack16-5-1
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USADMD1010
referee: Mike Hogan 3-3 | judge: George Martzo 6-3 | judge: Willie Davies 5-5
1945-06-01Sammy Garcia27-29-6
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
1945-04-04Leroy Jackson14-5-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
referee: Jackie Davis
1945-03-21Leroy Jackson14-4-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1945-02-06Jackie Graves18-1-0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALUD88
time: 2:42 | referee: Johnny Sokol 72-80 | judge: Britt Gorman 67-80 | judge: Jack Gibbons 72-80
Crowd: 9,000. Gate: $17,369.70.
1945-01-08Jackie Wilson96-29-7
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1944-11-20Phil Terranova33-11-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Harry Ebbets 3-5 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 5-5 | judge: Fred Brunelli 5-5
1944-11-03Charley Noel4-18-2
Elk's Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1944-08-28Charley Noel4-16-2
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD88
1944-08-15Domingo Diaz8-14-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO68
1944-05-31Cleo Shans51-31-18
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
Jeffra down in the 9th. Shans was an easy winner.
1944-03-27Lou Salica62-16-12
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
Nate Phillips in The Ring described this as "a very cautious battle."
1944-03-13Frankie Rubino27-13-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
In this rematch, Jeffra was an easy winner. He was a disputed winner over Rubino in their first meeting.
1944-02-07Jimmy Collins39-7-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
This was a good fight. Collins got off to a good start but Jeffra paced himself nicely and took control.
1944-01-24Frankie Rubino26-11-5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
An extremely close fight. Many fans thought that Rubino had won, but Jeffra received a big hand for his showing.
1943-11-22Paulie Jackson22-12-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1943-11-08Phil Terranova22-7-8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1943-10-04Johnny Cockfield10-74-9
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
1943-09-28Davey Crawford29-44-16
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWUD88
1943-08-24Billy Banks30-14-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD88
1943-07-30Frankie Rubino23-8-4
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS88
1942-06-19Chalky Wright127-31-17
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO1015
NYSAC World featherweight title
1942-04-28Frankie Rubino19-3-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
referee: Artie Berger
1942-04-13Lulu Costantino50-0-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS88
Constantino was knocked down in the 6th round, for no count.
1942-03-30Sonny Brentz20-14-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO28
1942-03-16Billy Banks25-7-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1942-03-09Jose Domingo Rozo0-6-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1942-02-27Joey Iannotti33-5-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1942-02-02Bill Speary25-7-1
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWSD1010
referee: Billy Burke | judge: Fred Nobert | judge: Les Black
Globe and Mail scored it 5-3-2 for Jeffra.
1941-11-10Joey Archibald60-28-3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1941-09-15Lou Transparenti29-19-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1212
Vacant Maryland State Featherweight Title
1941-09-08Tommy Forte41-9-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1941-08-12Mike Raffa23-2-0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Martzo
1941-07-29Patsy Giovanelli29-1-1
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS88
1941-06-24Bobby Ivy42-13-7
Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
This was a close battle.
1941-05-12Joey Archibald58-24-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALSD1515
referee: Eddie La Fond
NYSAC World featherweight title
Jeffra was recognized as the World Featherweight Champion by New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California at this time.
1941-04-29Al Brown11-18-1
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
1941-04-21Tony Iacovacci5-5-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1941-01-06Bill Speary20-0-0
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1212
Speary was knocked down three times
1940-12-02Sixto Escobar39-22-4
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
Escobar's final professional bout.
1940-11-19Bill Speary17-0-0
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Leo Houck
1940-08-20Jackie Wilson84-16-7
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWSD1010
referee: Tony Zill
1940-07-29Spider Armstrong31-13-2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1515
referee: Nat Fleischer
NYSAC World featherweight title
Maryland State World Featherweight Title
Scoring: 7-5-3 by Fleischer, two other judges favored Jeffra. Armstrong was knocked down in the 11th.

1940-05-20Joey Archibald56-18-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: Nat Fleischer
NYSAC World featherweight title
Maryland State World Featherweight Title
Archibald was knocked down three times in the 2nd round.

1940-04-17Hitoshi Tanaka4-4-3
Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, USAWPTS88
1939-12-11Young Johnny Buff8-19-1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS88
1939-11-20Andre Sarilla4-38-0
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1939-09-28Joey Archibald55-16-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALSD1515
referee: Benny Leonard
World Featherweight Title (NBA & NYSAC?)
Archibald was stripped of recognition by the NBA in April 1940 for failing to meet Petey Scalzo. Maryland then split from the NBA because it refused to recognize Scalzo
"Most of the 10,000 fans who saw the fight 'booed' heartily for fifteen minutes and showered the ring with refuse last night when the split decision was announced... Sports writers were virtually unanimous in believing Jeffra the winner." (UP)

1939-09-11Baby Yack22-10-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS88
1939-07-11Johnny Marcelline27-12-6
Cambria Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1939-06-12Al Mancini27-7-2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS88
1939-05-01Marcus Pitte6-3-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1939-02-06Lou Transparenti20-5-0
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO610
1939-01-16Danny London60-45-17
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD66
1939-01-09Danny London60-45-17
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USANCNC410
1938-12-19Johnny Mirabella12-32-6
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO110
1938-09-17Nicky Jerome28-18-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO68
1938-02-20Sixto Escobar35-14-3
Escambron Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto RicoLUD1515
World Bantamweight Title
Jeffra knocked down three times, twice in the eleventh and once in the 14th, all for nine-counts. Attendance: 12,000.
February 20 is the correct date of this fight according to El Mundo, San Juan.

1938-01-01Panchito Villa17-5-0
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
1937-12-20Armando Sicilia20-21-3
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS88
1937-11-26Indian Quintana63-13-2
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWMD1010
1937-11-16Jackie Carter32-17-8
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO410
Jeffra "outclassed Irish Jackie Carter of Pittsburgh so badly that the fight was stopped just before the bell for the fifth round." (Sheboygan Press) Also reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1937-11-01Biff Lemieux9-20-2
Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Jeffra won all 10 rounds.
1937-09-23Sixto Escobar35-13-2
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Frank Fullam | judge: ? Lynch | judge: George LeCron
World Bantamweight Title
One of four title bouts on Promoter Mike Jacobs' "Carnival of Champions" fight card, including: Lou Ambers-Pedro Montanez for the Lightweight Title, Ceferino Garcia-Barney Ross for the Welterweight Title, and Fred Apostoli-Marcel Thil for the IBU Middleweight Title. Jeffra "so far outclassed Escobar as to make the match surprisingly one-sided." The New York Times.

1937-08-30Biff Lemieux9-17-2
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1937-08-14Biff Lemieux9-16-2
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
From the Bridgeport Post (Herb Goldman). Jeffra boxed brilliantly and won handily as Referee Jack Conway had him winning all eight rounds.
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