Mike Raffa
Global ID45933
birthdate 1918-05-28
death date 1963-07-07 (45)
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
country USA
residencePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeNewell, West Virginia, USA
won 39 (KO 21) + lost 9 (KO 2) + drawn 3 = 51
rounds boxed 347 KO% 41.18

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1947-12-04Red Grant
Arena, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1947-10-29Eddie Bertolino31-6-3
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USALTKO610
Raffa suffered a cut over his left eye
1947-04-11Billy Miller57-21-0
Memorial Auditorium, East Liverpool, Ohio, USALMD1010
referee: Kenny Davis 5-5 | judge: Jimmy Massey 2-4 | judge: Sherman Rader 3-7
1947-03-10Gene Spencer61-43-19
Louisville, Kentucky, USALPTS1010
1947-01-14Gene Spencer59-42-18
Louisville, Kentucky, USADPTS1010
1946-12-09Miguel Barragan1-2-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO4
1946-09-24Johnny Gebert27-20-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWUD1010
1946-09-03Mario Chico Morales43-24-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Cox
1946-08-12Juste Fontaine34-9-0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALTKO510
time: 2:57 | referee: Ernie Sesto
1946-06-26Johnny Gebert27-16-3
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
1946-04-10Eddie Bertolino21-4-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS1010
1946-03-20Paulie Jackson31-29-3
Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1946-03-12Eddie Bertolino20-4-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS1010
1946-02-28Ollie Cobbins1-0-1
Aragon Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
time: 1:59
1945-05-08Stacky Rowe8-6-5
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO6
1942-12-01Lulu Costantino62-3-5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1942-09-15Bobby Ivy48-17-9
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Ivy was down in the 10th round.
1942-05-25Joey Archibald60-30-5
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO510
time: 1:29 | referee: Buck McTiernan
1942-05-11Joe Marinelli22-7-5
Columbia Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO210
1942-04-06Cleveland Brown13-6-2
Columbia Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO8
1942-02-23Cleveland Brown12-5-2
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS1010
Reported as the first mixed-race bout in Kentucky.
1941-10-13Jue Yee Kong0-2-0
Columbia Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO1
1941-09-23Bud Christie0-1-0
Weirton, West Virginia, USAWKO38
1941-09-15Petey Scalzo82-6-6
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1941-09-08Joey Stack24-42-9
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO6
Raffa had Stack on the floor five times previously to the knockout
1941-08-12Harry Jeffra68-10-1
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Martzo
1941-07-21Jimmy Maddox10-35-9
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO5
1941-05-19Jimmy Gilligan49-36-6
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1941-05-15Bill Speary22-2-0
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1212
1941-03-04Bill Speary20-2-0
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Speary was knocked down in the 9th round.
1941-01-17Bill Speary20-1-0
Rochester, New York, USAWPTS1010
1940-12-06Henry Smith9-2-1
Rochester, New York, USAWPTS88
1940-12-02Everett Rightmire102-23-10
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS66
1940-09-23Young Johnny Buff9-25-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWKO710
1940-08-23Johnny Cello1-0-0
Highshool Athletic Field, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
time: 1:30 | referee: Joe Louis
1940-07-29Sammy Crocetti11-20-3
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
time: 0:35
1940-06-27Pete DeGrasse77-61-30
Patterson Field, East Liverpool, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
referee: Chuck Mason
1940-06-15Leon Jones0-1-0
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWKO2
1940-05-15Firpo Lopez1-0-0
Scranton Stadium, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1940-02-06Monty Pignatore32-13-6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1940-01-16Johnny Cockfield4-13-5
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO66
1940-01-02Solly Pearl8-9-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO36
time: 0:40
1939-11-27Jackie Carter38-28-10
Weirton Steel Arena, Weirton, West Virginia, USAWUD1010
Raffa entered this bout with a reported record of 9-0.
1939-10-30Jimmy Gilligan43-27-5
Weirton Steel Arena, Weirton, West Virginia, USAWPTS88
referee: Jack Dempsey
1939-10-16Joey Sulk6-18-4
Winland Auditorium, East Liverpool, Ohio, USAWTKO58
time: 2:05 | referee: Jack Dempsey | judge: Rudy Halpate | judge: Jack Covert
1939-08-28Joey Sulk6-17-4
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS44
1939-07-10Eddie Tuscher3-5-0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWKO24
1939-06-12Eddie Tuscher3-4-0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1939-05-12Jackie Murray1-0-0
Weirton Steel Arena, Weirton, West Virginia, USAWTKO46
1939-04-21Eddie Scott25-19-3
Fairview Garden, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS44
1939-04-17Andy Canal1-9-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO34
This was Raffa's professional debut. From the Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman.


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