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Phil Furr
Global ID9607
sexmale
birthdate 1907-04-02
death date 1983-02-23 (75)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
country USA
residenceWashington, District of Columbia, USA
birth placeMiddleburg, Virginia, USA
won 47 (KO 11) + lost 40 (KO 3) + drawn 9 = 96
rounds boxed 825 KO% 11.46
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1944-08-19Ray Powell6-5-1
Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USALPTS1010
USA Hawaii State middleweight title
1944-05-27Jack Sicari9-4-3
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO6
1942-02-09Deacon Johnny Brown8-3-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
Brown was knocked down in round 1.
1941-12-10Steve Belloise40-6-2
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
1941-11-26Fritzie Zivic111-27-5
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
1941-11-10Wicky Harkins40-27-8
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
1941-08-27Al Franklin14-6-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1212
1941-06-30Al Franklin13-6-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
referee: Charley Reynolds 87-98 | judge: Jimmy Sullivan 91-93 | judge: Bob Eller 86-96
1941-05-13Cocoa Kid127-34-6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1941-04-14Dewey Anderson10-17-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1941-03-03Vinnie Vines24-6-4
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
time: 1:29
A right hand broke Vines' nose, forcing a stoppage.
1941-02-24Young Gene Buffalo76-17-6
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USADPTS1010
1941-01-07Gene Molnar31-23-6
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS88
referee: Eddie La Fond
1940-09-23Henry Armstrong110-12-7
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALKO415
time: 1:45 | referee: Ray Bowen
World Welterweight Title
Armstrong "could hardly have had an easier evening. He opened cautiously in the first two rounds, dropped Furr in the third and twice in the fourth", the second time for the count.
The New York Times.

1940-07-15Cocoa Kid122-30-6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
referee: Ray Bowen
Widely reported to be Cocoa's 45th consecutive win
1940-06-03Steve Mamakos24-6-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO712
referee: Eddie La Fond
District of Columbia Welterweight Title Mamakos was floored six times.
1940-04-30Bill McDowell112-54-20
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1212
referee: Charley Reynolds
1940-04-01Bill McDowell111-53-20
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
1940-03-11Kenny LaSalle66-20-9
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
1940-02-06Bobby Masters16-19-2
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO78
time: 2:20
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1940-01-15Milo Theodorescu19-13-4
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD88
referee: Eddie La Fond | judge: Dr. O.U. Singer | judge: Ray Bowen
La Fond and Singer voted for Furr while Bowen voted for Theodorescu (Washington Post).
1939-12-18Johnny Duca24-24-5
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS88
1939-11-27El Brookman13-17-2
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWMD88
referee: Charley Reynolds | judge: Frank Schuyler | judge: Dick Sullivan
1939-11-13Frankie Wills21-5-1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS88
1939-10-30Nat Kadin5-34-6
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD88
1939-10-16Joey Spangler29-24-9
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS66
1939-03-27Pedro Montanez85-5-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALKO18
time: 1:10
1939-01-10Sammy Luftspring22-4-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALUD88
1939-01-03Buster Carroll24-13-3
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USALPTS88
1938-11-14Jimmy Leto96-14-6
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1938-10-27Michele Palermo42-16-10
Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
1938-10-17Vince Pimpinella17-18-5
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
1938-08-30Vince Pimpinella16-17-5
Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
1938-08-23Vince Pimpinella15-17-5
Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
1938-08-01Tony Petroskey14-8-0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-07-12Fritzie Zivic62-19-4
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALTKO310
time: 1:52 | referee: Al Grayber
Furr suffered a cut on the left temple caused by a butt (Washington Post).
1938-06-29Georgie Abrams20-1-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie La Fond | judge: Bob Eller | judge: Bob Mulhall
1938-02-21Frankie Cavanna11-11-12
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS88
1938-01-31Frankie Cavanna11-10-12
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
referee: Billy Cavanaugh | judge: Amby McGarry | judge: Frank Rosetti
1938-01-17Mickey Makar19-15-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Dekkers
1938-01-12Michele Palermo32-13-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1937-12-20Billy Lancaster24-26-6
Royal Windsor Palace, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1937-11-29Ralph Zannelli26-0-2
Providence, Rhode Island, USALPTS1010
1937-11-01Bobby Pacho64-37-13
Royal Windsor Palace, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1937-10-25Mickey Makar17-13-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO310
referee: Jack Dekkers
1937-09-21Leonard Del Genio37-7-6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
Furr lost 4th and 8th rounds for low blows.
1937-08-09Vittorio Venturi53-22-12
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1937-06-11Ceferino Garcia90-23-12
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1937-05-11Alvin Lewis43-12-14
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS88
1937-04-28Jimmy Best15-14-8
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS88
"[A]s savage a battle as ever fought under the rafters of Greenwich coliseum.... Furr had the better of the going practically all the way, and whatever points he gained were wiped out by his repeated low punches. Best was warned several times to keep his dukes above Furr's belt." Boxers Ken Overlin, Frankie Battaglia, Tommy Jones, Walter Woods and Paul Styger were introduced from the ring. Tacoma News Tribune
1937-04-12Werther Arcelli44-11-4
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALSD1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1937-02-02Saverio Turiello48-27-30
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USALPTS1010
1937-01-05Eddie Carroll27-7-0
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USADPTS88
1936-12-21Johnny Lucas51-23-11
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1010
referee: Muggsy Morris
From Washington newspapers.
1936-11-24Wildcat O'Connor79-16-12
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS1010
1936-11-09Johnny Lucas50-23-11
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1515
referee: Eddie La Fond 66-69 | judge: Bob Eller 67-71 | judge: Frank Schuyler 65-70
District of Columbia Welterweight Title From Washington newspapers.
1936-10-19Lew Raymond61-24-17
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1936-10-12Johnny Lucas50-22-11
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
referee: Denny Hughes | judge: Frank Schuyler | judge: Bob Eller
From Washington newspapers.
1936-09-14Jimmy Leto87-9-5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALSD1010
referee: Charley Reynolds | judge: Charley Dunn | judge: Bob Eller
From Washington newspapers.
1936-08-12Jack Portney89-16-6
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1212
Southern Welterweight Title
1936-07-22Barney Ross64-3-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
referee: Jack Dempsey 0-7 | judge: Dr. O.U. Singer 0-7 | judge: Frank Schuyler 0-8
Furr down in the 4th round. From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-05-25Harry Dublinsky82-35-14
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USADPTS1010
referee: Denny Hughes | judge: Dr. O.U. Singer | judge: Frank Schuyler
Hughes called it a draw, Singer voted for Furr and Schuyler voted for Dublinsky (Washington Post).
1936-04-07Carey Wright35-6-3
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1515
referee: Eddie La Fond | judge: Bob Eller | judge: Henri DiSibour
La Fond and DiSibour voted for Furr while Eller voted for Wright (Washington Post).
1936-03-09Mickey Serrian28-14-5
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-02-10Steve Halaiko67-25-9
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO910
time: 2:00 | referee: Denny Hughes
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-01-20Steve Halaiko67-24-9
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie La Fond | judge: Bob Eller | judge: Dr. O.U. Singer
Eller voted for Halaiko while La Fond and Singer voted for Furr (Washington Post).
1935-12-16Bobby Wilson28-12-4
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1515
District of Columbia Welterweight Title
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).

1935-12-02Sid Silas41-22-10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO1315
referee: Denny Hughes
District of Columbia Welterweight Title From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1935-09-30Sid Silas41-22-9
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USADPTS88
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1935-09-16Frankie Blair23-5-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS88
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1935-07-15Frankie Blair18-5-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD66
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1935-07-01Tony Rock40-20-5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS88
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1935-06-10Bobby Bruno11-21-5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD66
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1935-05-22Nick Pastore20-10-6
Fairview Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USADPTS1010
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1935-05-13Johnny Mayes0-0-1
Sportsmen's Club, Richmond, Virginia, USAWTKO78
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