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Willie Pep
Global ID43
sexmale
birthdate 1922-09-19
death date 2006-11-23 (84)
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach68″   /   173cm
aliasWill o' the Wisp
country USA
residenceRocky Hill, Connecticut, USA
birth placeMiddletown, Connecticut, USA
birth nameGugliermo Papaleo
won 229 (KO 65) + lost 11 (KO 6) + drawn 1 = 241
rounds boxed 1955 KO% 26.97
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1952-04-29Santiago Gonzalez3-0-0
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1010
1951-09-26Sandy Saddler127-9-2
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALRTD915
referee: Ray Miller 5-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 8-6 | judge: Frank Forbes 4-5
World Featherweight Title
1951-09-04Corky Gonzales53-4-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Ashton Donza 7-1 | judge: Willie Sehrt 7-1 | judge: Jake Graffagnini 8-1
1951-06-04Jesus Compos9-23-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1951-04-27Eddie Chavez29-2-2
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USAWSD1010
1951-04-17Baby Neff Ortiz17-5-3
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO510
Ortiz was down three times
1951-03-26Pat Iacobucci51-14-8
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1951-03-05Carlos Chavez52-14-8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Giarusso
1951-02-26Eddie Webb8-18-1
Legion Coliseum, Sarasota, Florida, USAWTKO210
time: 1:05 | referee: Tony Cancela
1951-01-30Tommy Baker16-19-3
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO410
time: 1:29 | referee: Hughie Devlin
Pep suffered a cut over his left eye from an accidental head-butt
1950-09-08Sandy Saddler114-7-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALRTD815
referee: Ruby Goldstein 5-2 | judge: Young Otto 5-2 | judge: Frank Forbes 4-2
World Featherweight Title
Pep was down in the 3rd for a nine count. Pep was unable to come out for the 8th round due to a separated shoulder suffered at the end of the 7th round.

1950-08-02Proctor Heinhold28-23-2
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1950-07-25Bobby Bell28-16-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
referee: Marty Gallagher
1950-06-26Bobby Timpson30-26-3
Outdoor Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWUD1010
1950-06-01Terry Young69-21-5
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Julius Fidler | judge: Julius Goldman | judge: Les Decamera
1950-05-15Asuncion Llanos14-11-2
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO210
time: 1:10
1950-03-17Ray Famechon61-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Ruby Goldstein 10-3 | judge: Charley Shortell 12-3 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 9-3
World Featherweight Title
1950-02-22Jimmy Warren60-16-4
Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
This was not an exhibition, although a very one-sided match. Refer to The Ring, May 1950, page 54. 4,000 persons attended and paid over $10,000. Sometimes the word "exhibition" is used in connection with an unsatisfactory fight.
1950-02-06Roy Andrews68-15-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Tommy Rawson
1950-01-16Charley Riley52-11-1
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO515
time: 1:05 | referee: Harry Kessler
World Featherweight Title
A right uppercut floored Riley for the full count.

1949-12-12Harold Dade36-13-4
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1949-09-20Eddie Compo57-1-3
Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWTKO715
time: 0:41 | referee: Bill Conway
Compo was down twice in the 5th, and once in the 7th.
World Featherweight Title
Attendance: 10,722 Gate: $39,931

1949-07-12Jean Mougin30-14-3
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Michaels 7-2 | judge: Jack Kimball 4-2 | 5-3
1949-06-20Johnny LaRusso45-20-3
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1949-06-14Al Pennino39-27-7
Wahconah Park, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Phil Pugliese
1949-06-06Luis Ramos10-13-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1949-02-11Sandy Saddler91-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Eddie Joseph 10-5 | judge: Frank Forbes 9-5 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 9-6
World Featherweight Title
1949 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine

1949-01-17Teddy Davis23-27-3
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1948-12-20Hermie Freeman39-5-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Curley
1948-10-29Sandy Saddler85-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO415
time: 2:38 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
World Featherweight Title
Pep was knocked down twice in the 3rd, and once in the 4th for the count.

1948-10-19Johnny LaRusso43-13-3
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1948-10-12Chuck Burton10-12-5
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1948-09-10Paddy DeMarco32-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Donovan 5-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 8-2 | judge: Charlie Rosen 6-3
1948-09-02Johnny Dell30-20-6
Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWTKO810
It was "no more than a workout (for Pep)..There were no knockdowns, but Referee Billy Conway clled a halt in the eighth round as the bout was so one-sided." (The Ring, December 1948, page 58)
1948-08-17Teddy Davis22-18-3
Outdoor Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bill Conway 8-1
"Pep..won as he pleased..Referee Billy Conway tallied the fight nine rounds for Pep with one, the eighth, for Davis." (The Ring, November 1948, page 63)
1948-08-03Teddy Davis22-17-3
Outdoor Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Lou Bogash 49-46
1948-07-28Young Junior30-15-4
Bennett's Field, Utica, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:45
1948-06-25Luther Burgess22-3-2
Flint, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1948-06-17Miguel Acevedo41-10-4
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWUD1010
1948-05-19Charley Cabey Lewis54-30-3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
referee: Julius Fidler
1948-05-07Leroy Willis27-10-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1948-02-24Humberto Sierra38-7-3
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO1015
time: 0:22 | referee: Jack Dempsey
World Featherweight title
Dempsey stopped the fight after Sierra was floored in the tenth round. Humberto was also down in the second round but made it a close fight for six rounds. Attendance: 10,000. It rained heavily upon the open-air stadium.

1948-01-19Joey Angelo34-8-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
It was little more than a gym work-out for Pep, who won as he pleased.
1948-01-12Jimmy McAllister54-25-2
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1948-01-06Pedro Biesca13-19-4
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
Pep was knocked down for a nine count in the 4th
1947-12-30Lefty LaChance110-48-9
Recreation Center, Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWTKO810
LaChance was knocked down once in the 2nd and 6th round. The bout was stopped due to a bad cut over LaChance's right eye.
1947-12-22Alvaro Estrada10-16-0
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Bickford | judge: Alton Lessard | judge: Frank Maliar
Estrada was knocked down seven times.
1947-10-27Archie Wilmer26-17-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Charley Daggert
Scoring: 5-4-1, 7-3, 5-5
1947-10-21Jean Barriere37-26-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO110
time: 2:07
1947-08-22Jock Leslie57-9-4
Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan, USAWKO1215
time: 0:45 | referee: Clarence Rosen | judge: Ed Haley
World Featherweight Title
The referee stopped the final count at "4" but "could have counted 100." Pep won nearly every round.

1947-07-23Humberto Sierra36-6-3
Auditorium Outdoor Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWUD1010
Sierra down in the third round.
1947-07-15Paulie Jackson35-41-3
Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1947-07-11Jean Barriere35-25-2
Meadowbrook Arena, North Adams, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
1947-07-08Leo LeBrun20-41-13
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
1947-07-01Joey Fontana77-25-12
Hawkins Stadium, Albany, New York, USAWKO510
time: 1:00 | referee: Johnny Appel
Fontana was knocked down in the 1st and 5th round.
1947-06-17Victor Flores34-24-1
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Louis Kaplan 50-33
Pep's first bout, since he had suffered serious injuries in a plain crash. Flores was down twice.
1946-11-27Chalky Wright162-42-18
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO310
time: 1:05 | referee: Julius Fidler | judge: Les Decamera | judge: Owen Murphy
1946-11-15Tomas Beato10-7-1
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO210
1946-11-01Paulie Jackson33-35-3
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
1946-09-17Lefty LaChance102-37-9
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO310
time: 1:47
1946-09-04Walter Kolby19-0-1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO510
time: 2:26 | referee: Luke Carr
1946-08-26Doll Rafferty32-14-3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO610
time: 1:10
1946-07-25Jackie Graves37-2-0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO810
time: 1:52 | referee: Johnny Sokol
1946-07-10Harold Gibson15-20-0
Civic Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 2:21 | referee: Lou Scozza | judge: Willie DeJames | judge: Fred Hegnauer
1946-06-07Sal Bartolo72-17-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO1215
time: 2:41 | referee: Frank Fullam
NYSAC World featherweight title
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
1946-05-27Jimmy Joyce29-32-5
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS88
The Ring,Aug 1946 has 31-05 for this card.
1946-05-22Jose Aponte Torres26-43-9
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
Pep was a very decisive winner. From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid).
1946-05-13Joey Angelo22-3-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1946-05-06Ernie Petrone30-27-6
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1946-04-08Georgie Knox18-36-3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO310
time: 1:45 | referee: Dolly Searle
1946-03-26Jackie Wilson99-31-7
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWUD1010
1946-03-01Jimmy McAllister42-16-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
time: 2:44
1946-02-13Jimmy Joyce27-28-5
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
1946-01-15Johnny Virgo22-8-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO210
time: 1:05
1945-12-13Jimmy McAllister39-16-0
Baltimore Garden, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
Pep was knocked down in the 2nd, for a six count.
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