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Tommy Paul
Global ID9884
sexmale
birthdate 1909-03-04
death date 1991-04-28 (82)
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
reach63½″   /   161cm
country USA
residenceBuffalo, New York, USA
birth placeBuffalo, New York, USA
birth nameGaetano Alfonso Papa
won 80 (KO 26) + lost 28 (KO 4) + drawn 10 = 119
rounds boxed 861 KO% 21.85
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1936-07-06Ray Boree14-8-2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO610
referee: Charles Short
1935-12-23Jimmy Buckler25-11-7
Columbia Gymnasium Arena, Louisville, Kentucky, USALPTS1010
referee: Tot Wilkerson
1935-12-11Al George9-4-2
Springfield, Ohio, USADPTS1010
1935-11-18Joey Brown10-8-15
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALTKO410
time: 0:15 | referee: Luke Carr
Paul hurt shoulder, could not continue.
1935-09-27Patsy Severo34-14-2
Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1935-09-18Al Hamilton20-11-4
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
referee: Young Camille
1935-07-01Ross Fields54-11-4
Harding Stadium, Steubenville, Ohio, USAWMD1010
referee: Poker Smith 7-2 | judge: Jim O'Donnell 9-1 | judge: Bud Greesy
Greesy called it a draw, no score given. The Herald Star
1935-06-26Johnny Alba37-28-10
Parkway Outdoor Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Cincinnati Enquirer
1935-03-22Holman Williams23-1-1
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
Paul down in first and tenth, Williams down in fourth. (Buffalo Courier). Also from the Milwaukee Journal.
1935-02-27Andy Bundy24-6-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
Bundy down in 8th.
1935-02-13Alton Black16-3-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO210
The fight was stopped "to save Black's left eye after Paul opened up a nasty cut." (Reno Evening Gazette)
1935-01-23Isidro Pinto de Sa42-11-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO910
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1934-12-28Tony Morgano38-5-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1934-12-11Bus Breese28-3-2
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USALPTS1010
1934-12-03Everett Rightmire41-2-5
Midway Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
1934-10-15Leo Rodak19-0-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This fight was said to "very, very close." It was a good fight.
1934-10-01Frankie Covelli56-16-12
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-09-24Joey Brown5-2-7
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD66
referee: Jack Michaels
1934-08-24Georgie Hansford43-7-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALKO410
Paul was knocked down twice in the 2nd round, before dropping Hansford for a no-count. Paul was then knocked down twice in the 4th round.
1934-08-03Freddie Miller123-12-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
Referee was sole judge.
1934-06-19Freddie Miller120-11-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWDQ210
referee: Jackie Fields
Miller was disqualified for a low-blow that dislocated Paul's hip. Los Angeles Times
1934-05-22Kid Chocolate95-7-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Mushy Callahan
1934-04-27Joe Ponce19-7-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USANCNC610
referee: Larry McGrath
The bout was declared a no-contest after Paul accidentally butted Ponce, and he could not continue. Los Angeles Times
1934-02-16Georgie Hansford41-6-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
"Tommy wins six rounds, but referee Roth awards duke to Georgie" Los Angeles Examiner. Paul fractured a collar bone in the 4th round.
1934-01-05Little Dempsey14-9-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWKO410
time: 1:20 | referee: Freddie Gilmore
1933-12-08Georgie Hansford39-6-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Benny Whitman
1933-11-24Abie Israel53-13-8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO810
referee: Freddie Gilmore
1933-11-10Georgie Hansford39-5-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth 5-3
1933-10-03Joe Ponce16-4-2
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USAWMD1010
1933-09-15Little Dempsey14-8-0
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Eddie Burns
1933-07-06Jackie Sharkey17-4-5
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was a very close fight.
1933-06-05Jackie Wilson30-7-3
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALTKO810
time: 1:12 | referee: Red Robinson
Paul entered the ring with a badly cut eyebrow and the cut was reopened after he had secured a lead, causing the fight to to be stopped, and giving Wilson the win.
1933-05-09Petey Sarron58-11-8
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USADPTS1010
referee: Charles Short | judge: Denny Hughes | judge: George King
1933-04-25Petey Sarron58-11-7
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USADMD88
referee: Charles Short
Two judges had a draw, referee Short had Paul winning (Washington Post).
1933-04-03Jackie Wilson27-7-3
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Frank Brown | judge: Lou Meininger
Meininger voted for Paul
1933-03-27Mose Butch29-9-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
time: 1:49 | referee: Al Grayber
Paul floored in third round by a body blow.
1933-03-13Jimmy Thomas37-13-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Lou Meininger | judge: Frank Brown
1933-02-02Willie Cubic21-16-5
Armory A.C., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
referee: Al Dewey
1933-01-13Freddie Miller94-8-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Tommy Thomas
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
1932-12-29Fidel LaBarba67-13-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Joe McNamara 52-48 | judge: Ed Klein 53-47 | judge: Ed Hintz 50-50
"Paul outfought and outboxed the Pacific Coast youngster to the amazement of the 5926 spectators." The New York Times
1932-12-21Johnny Mitchell12-10-1
Convention Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USAWMD1010
referee: Sam Hennessey | judge: Jimmy Shea | judge: Scotty Montieth
Shea voted draw.
1932-11-28Young Geno10-4-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO310
referee: Oscar Richman
After outscoring Geno in the first two rounds Paul dropped him with a right uppercut early in the third. "Geno went down, bounced up without a count, but dropped again without being hit" (New York Times). According to the Chicago Tribune, Geno was disqualified for going down twice without being hit. It appears that Geno decided that he should have taken a count and went down a second time, resulting in an automatic disqualification. AP reports Paul was awarded a TKO after referee disqualified Geno.
1932-11-02Tony Sciolino17-3-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Dick Coffey
1932-10-14Danny Dempsey25-18-4
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
time: 3:00 | referee: Jack Walton
Dempsey failed to answer the bell for the 8th round.
1932-09-16Baby Arizmendi36-4-5
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
Arizmendi down in 3rd and 8th rounds, Paul down in second and 4th; NBA Title not at stake as bout fought at catchweights (apparently Paul over 126 lbs.
1932-08-25Lew Feldman45-9-9
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1932-06-23Varias Milling19-14-12
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
1932-06-14Fidel LaBarba58-12-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1932-05-26Johnny Pena50-17-7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1515
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
vacant National Boxing Association World featherweight title
Referee sole Judge
1932-04-29Frankie Wallace14-1-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
One of the semi-finals of the National Boxing Association's Featherweight Elimination Tournament.
1932-04-08Bushy Graham88-17-7
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
One of the two bouts on the card of an elimination tournament sanctioned by the NBA to determine a successor to Bat Battalino as Featherweight Champion.
1932-03-21Tony Sciolino16-2-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Dick Coffey | judge: John Krysinski | judge: George Needham
Needham called it a draw.
1932-02-19Jackie Rodgers28-25-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1932-02-12Joey Thomas21-11-4
Kapphan's Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Jock Simcoe | judge: Freddie Lux
1932-02-05Pete DeGrasse48-18-14
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
1931-12-01Benny Brostoff41-29-8
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWTKO410
time: 2:06 | referee: Louis Marks
1931-11-09Andy Martin50-14-7
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Dekkers | judge: Jack Cunningham | judge: C.P Phillips
1931-10-23Johnny Farr44-33-14
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Dick Coffey
1931-10-16Andy Martin50-13-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Dick Coffey
1931-08-31Freddie Miller81-6-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Dick Coffey
1931-06-12Mickey Cohen6-2-1
Equestrium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO18
time: 2:20
Gangster Mickey Cohen.
1931-05-11Matty White36-11-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
1931-04-13Freddie Miller77-5-3
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
referee: Lou Bauman
1931-04-06Phil Zwick35-11-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1931-03-23Maurice Holtzer63-23-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Herman Hindin | judge: John Steffens | judge: Al Voice
1931-03-05Freddie Miller75-5-3
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
referee: Lou Bauman
1930-12-19Midget Mike O'Dowd45-27-9
Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1930-11-28Dick O'Leary28-14-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: King Mahoney
1930-11-14Bushy Graham83-15-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Louis Marks | judge: Howard L. Bancroft | judge: Jimmy Riccio
1930-11-07Phil Verdi32-28-11
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 2:55 | referee: Dick Coffey
1930-07-24Steve Smith44-45-19
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Joe Morrison
1930-05-09Johnny Datto71-31-34
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWDQ210
Low blow.
1930-04-04Fidel LaBarba37-7-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Joe Morrison
1930-03-14Panama Al Brown62-7-8
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS66
referee: Louis Marks | judge: Frank Kipfel | judge: William Gray
1930-02-21Dick O'Leary28-12-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS66
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