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Willie LaMorte
Global ID9832
sexmale
birthdate 1904-09-14
death date 1990-02-16 (85)
divisionflyweight
aliasWillie/WeeWee Burns
country USA
residenceNewark, New Jersey, USA
won 27 (KO 11) + lost 19 (KO 7) + drawn 7 = 54
rounds boxed 398
Newspaper Decisions won 28 : lost 8 : drawn 4
rounds boxed 316
Total Bouts 94 KO% 11.7
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1931-03-16Johnny Brennan28-4-7
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALKO58
referee: Maurice Schwartz
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 1931 Paper: Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, NJ) Page: 18
1930-08-06Frankie Genaro69-14-6
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
An "unpopular decision."(UP)
1930-07-21Blas Rodriguez34-14-5
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1930-05-16Midget Wolgast59-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO515
referee: Jim Crowley | judge: Charles F. Mathison
NYSAC World flyweight title
At the close of the fifth, La Morte, walking falteringly to his corner, suddenly collapsed, falling head first to the canvas. Dr. William H. Walker, State Athletic Commission physician, determined he had suffered a spasm of the heart. La Morte was sent to the hospital as a precaution, where he received emergency treatment and was sent home.
Referee Crowley announced that the knockout occurred in the sixth round, but Judge Mathison--who had helped to write the NYSAC rules--insisted the KO should be scored in the fifth, due to an understanding that the one-minute rest between rounds is part of the preceding session, and the gong hadn't sounded to begin the sixth round.

1930-03-10Frankie Bauman29-10-8
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
Precise date of bout unknown at this time.
1930-02-14Johnny McCoy68-22-12
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Watson | judge: Stephen Clark | judge: Jack Cunningham
1929-11-21Frisco Grande20-35-4
Paterson Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USAWTKO715
Billed for the World flyweight title, but lacked official backing of New York, New Jersey, or the NBA.
1929-08-22Corporal Izzy Schwartz62-27-12
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1515
Schwartz was recognized by the NYSAC as the Flyweight World Champion. (Frankie Genaro was recognized by the NBA.) This was advertised as a championship bout, but the NYSAC refused to recognize LaMorte as champion when it was revealed that both boxers were being handled by the same manager. So eight contenders were signed to a flyweight elimination tournament.
1929-04-26Pablo Dano24-9-15
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
1929-03-12Routier Parra13-10-3
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLDQ88
1929-02-18Willie Cubic9-3-2
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS88
referee: Alex Sinclair
1929-02-08Harry Hill40-32-15
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
referee: Herschel Osbourne
1928-12-13Routier Parra13-7-3
Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO310
1928-10-04Corporal Izzy Schwartz57-26-11
Jersey City, New Jersey, USALPTS1212
1928-06-25Pinky Silverberg27-10-11
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
Silverberg floored in the first round--LaMorte won eight out of the ten rounds. (Newark Star-Eagle)
1927-12-20Frankie Genaro52-10-5
Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Genaro won the "newspaper decision." Source: AP report
1927-12-06Benny Tressito5-0-0
Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
1927-05-27Fidel LaBarba19-4-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO1012
1927-05-10Marty Gold30-17-6
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1927-04-11Willie Davies47-4-10
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1927-03-21Frankie Genaro49-7-4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-01-17Happy Atherton18-4-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO710
1927-01-04Happy Atherton18-3-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 1927 Paper: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Page: 19
1926-12-15Willie Davies39-3-9
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1926-09-20Frankie Mason64-17-13
Madonna Park, Englewood, New Jersey, USAWKO210
From the Englewood Journal (Herb Goldman).
1926-08-23Mickey Gill26-7-12
Madonna Park, Englewood, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Englewood Journal (Herb Goldman).
1926-08-17Harry Goldstein15-5-0
Velodrome, Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS66
Next day fight report in the Hartford Courant does indeed show this fight to be six rounds and not eight as prviously shown.
1926-07-19Joe Clifford7-19-8
Madonna Park, Englewood, New Jersey, USAWTKO510
From the Englewood Journal (Herb Goldman).
1926-06-08San Sanchez5-5-0
Madonna Park, Englewood, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decisionin favor of Sanchez from the Englewood Journal (Herb Goldman).
1926-04-05Pinky Silverberg14-5-9
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO38
From the Hartford Times (Laurence Fielding).
1926-03-29Pee Wee Ross1-3-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1926-03-26Willie Davies31-3-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USADPTS66
1926-02-19Dodo Jackson3-3-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
(Newark Star-Eagle)
1926-02-01Willie Davies30-2-4
Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1926-01-11Davey Abad25-9-7
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-12-28Davey Adelman13-4-2
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USADNWS1010
referee: Jack Waldron
Trenton Evening Times.
1925-11-18Jimmy Russo20-12-3
New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-09-28Jack Doyle17-18-6
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
referee: Jack Waldron
Trenton Evening Times.
1925-09-07Clovis Durand8-8-0
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO56
Also known as Kid Durand of Montreal (Utica Observer-Dispatch).
1925-06-11Tommy Hughes7-4-0
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS66
(Chicago Tribune)
1925-03-23Emil Paluso34-2-2
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
referee: Frank Midge Ferguson
Trenton Evening Times.
1925-03-11Wilbur Cohen20-15-4
Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
LaMorte won the newspaper decision. Exact date unknown.
1925-02-20Dodo Jackson2-3-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
From the Newark Evening News (Herb Goldman).
1925-01-13Archie Bell15-3-3
WKO3
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1924-11-17Wilbur Cohen19-12-4
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
referee: Frank Midge Ferguson
Trenton Evening Times.
1924-09-29Emil Paluso31-2-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Trenton Evening Times.
1924-09-08Johnny Brennan2-0-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWKO4
Trenton Evening Times.
1924-08-11Wilbur Cohen17-9-3
Freeport, New York, USALPTS1212
1924-07-23Jimmy Bones19-15-16
Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-07-14Wilbur Cohen17-9-2
Stadium, Freeport, New York, USADPTS1212
1924-06-07Panama Al Brown13-0-3
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALKO212
1924-05-26Wilbur Cohen16-7-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-04-25Joey Ross2-0-0
NCND1010
Precise date & location of bout unknown at present.
1924-03-17Billy Mahoney0-3-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USADNWS88
referee: Frank Midge Ferguson
Trenton Evening Times.
1924-02-21Willie Woods7-7-2
Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Date: Friday, February 22, 1924 Paper: Republic (Rockford, IL) Page: 17
1924-02-11Murray Layton10-4-1
Empire A.A., Hoboken, New Jersey, USADNWS88
As Wee Wee Burns--from The Ring, April 1924--p.24
1924-01-01Jackie Feldman2-8-0
Empire A.A., Hoboken, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Result from The Ring, Feb. 1924--p.29 As Wee Wee Burns.
1923-12-17Panama Al Brown10-0-3
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
referee: Frank Midge Ferguson
Trenton Evening Times. Brown floored in the 6th.
1923-08-09Corporal Izzy Schwartz12-4-1
Velodrome, New York, New York, USALPTS44
1923-03-22Young Anthony1-1-0
113th Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO88
This was a KO win for Burns in the last round per the Newark Star-Eagle. LaMorte fought as "Wee Wee Burns."
1923-02-27Henny Catena16-4-4
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1923-02-19Benny Pascal3-0-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
referee: Frank Midge Ferguson
Trenton Evening Times.
1923-02-10Benny Pascal3-0-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
As Willie Burns--Philadelphia Inquirer.
1923-01-19Jimmy Clark
Troxler's Arena, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
As Wee Wee Burns (Newark Star-Eagle)
1922-11-16Leroy Powell1-0-0
Hamilton A.A., Passaic, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram
1922-09-14Harry Crosby
Bayonne A.A., Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Jersey Journal.
1922-09-02Joey Silvers12-1-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS66
LaMorte fought as "Willie Burns"
1922-08-11Johnny Trogen
Bayonne A.A., Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Jersey Journal.
1922-07-11Kid Perkins
Oakland A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWDQ?
Jersey Journal.
1922-06-23Tommy Lynch6-5-0
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USALPTS66
LaMorte fought as "Willie Burns"
1921-12-17Happy Mahoney2-3-2
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
LaMorte fought as "Willie Burns"
1921-08-10Pete McDonald5-1-3
Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola, New York, USALKO2
LaMorte fought as "Willie Burns"
1921-05-19Willie Gilligan4-4-1
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS66
LaMorte fought as "Willie Burns"
1921-05-09Jackie Murray2-0-0
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USADPTS1010
LaMorte fought as "Willie Burns"
1921-03-26Jackie Norman2-2-1
Ridgewood Grove SC, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
LaMorte fought as "Willie Burns." Brooklyn Eagle
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