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Louis 'Kid' Kaplan
Global ID12324
sexmale
birthdate 1901-10-15
death date 1970-10-26 (69)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 2″   /   157cm
reach62½″   /   159cm
country USA
residenceMeriden, Connecticut, USA
birth placeRussia
won 108 (KO 28) + lost 23 (KO 3) + drawn 13 = 149
rounds boxed 1372
Newspaper Decisions won 13 : lost : drawn 3
rounds boxed 138
Total Bouts 165 KO% 16.97
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-02-20Cocoa Kid25-3-2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
referee: Young McAulliffe 39-50
1932-10-13Eddie Holmes37-25-6
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1932-09-09Pancho Villa63-36-1
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USALSD1010
1932-08-04Frankie Petrolle24-20-8
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS88
Kaplan "completely overwhelmed the efforts of Petrolle at every turn." (New York Times)
1932-07-19Emil Rossi29-19-7
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS88
1932-06-29Jackie Pilkington42-29-13
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid). This was a second fight between Kaplan and Pilkington.
1931-11-20Eddie Ran27-11-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO18
time: 2:24
"A right to the jaw finished Kaplan in a surprising ending ..." New York Times
1931-11-04Harry Dublinsky48-13-8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Given there as an 8-rounder instead of 10 as in the published records of Kaplan and Dublinsky.
1931-10-12Pancho Villa57-32-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO910
referee: Jack Dekkers
1931-09-08Jackie Pilkington40-25-12
Capital Park Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
New England Lightweight Championship
1931-08-24Sammy Mandell74-11-7
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1931-07-23Tommy Jarrett25-24-4
Meadowbrook Arena, North Adams, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1931-04-20Ralph Lenny48-3-2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman). Kaplan won nine rounds and kept Lenny on the defensive.
1931-04-06Billy Lynch43-9-2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman). Lynch did land "three hard smashes to the chin" in round 3, but Kaplan was very much in command.
1931-03-16Buster Brown54-10-10
104th Medical Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1931-03-04Tommy Crowley40-18-4
Columbus Civic Center, Rochester, New York, USAWTKO610
The referee stopped the bout after 6 rounds.
1931-02-04Jack Portney33-6-2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Dempsey
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1930-10-17Justo Suarez19-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1930-09-24Battling Battalino27-6-2
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bill Conway
Referee and sole judge Bill Conway gave Kaplan nine of the ten rounds.
1930-08-09Jimmy O'Brien8-1-0
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USAWTKO910
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-06-30Maurice Holtzer57-19-4
Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Dekkers
1930-06-19Tommy Crowley39-17-4
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-06-02Joey Medill33-5-4
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-03-18Johnny Farr36-24-13
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-02-24Jack Portney27-3-2
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1929-12-13Andy Callahan33-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Kaplan was knocked down in the 1st, Callahan was down in the 6th.
1929-11-19Emory Cabana33-9-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1929-10-30Eddie Wolfe16-5-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). In round seven Kaplan a poweful right uppercut which cut Wolfe's mouth and loosened some of his teeth. Eddie could not answer the bell for round eight.
1929-09-17Emory Cabana32-9-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1929-09-09Henri DeWancker39-8-5
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO712
1929-08-22Joe Trabon20-12-0
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1929-05-10Billy Wallace71-20-23
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1929-04-11Joey Medill26-3-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1929-04-02Joe Glick101-31-17
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From Connecticut newspapers (Herb Goldman).
1929-02-26Freddie Mueller47-14-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALDQ810
Kaplan was disqualified following a low blow. From Connecticut newspapers (Herb Goldman).
1929-02-14Phil McGraw24-16-5
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
The Ring Record Book (1981) records this bout occurring January 14, but contemporary newspaper (Waterbury Republican) account confirms February 14 as the true date.
1929-01-11Johnny Jadick51-5-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO710
referee: Johnny Brassil
1929-01-01Ritchie King32-25-16
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-10-16Bruce Flowers52-9-8
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1928-09-21Bert Lamb7-8-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO710
1928-07-02Manuel Quintero49-4-8
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1928-05-31Manuel Quintero48-4-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-05-08Georgie Day30-21-19
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1928-02-27Joe Trabon8-5-0
Edgerton Park Arena, Rochester, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-02-20Bobby Mays16-3-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Henry Gerrity
The referee changed his decision two days after the fight from a draw to a win for Kaplan.
1927-11-01Mike Dundee41-9-6
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1212
1927-10-18Jimmy McLarnin33-4-3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO810
McLarnin was down for 1-counts in rounds 1 and 2. Kaplan was down for "3" in the 4th and "9" in the in the 5th, before being floored for the count.
1927-10-11Tommy Cello61-23-25
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-09-08Clicky Clark18-5-2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO512
Kaplan was awarded the Lightweight Championship of New England prior to bout as Clark came in a pound over the limit. From the Hartford Courant (Laurence FIelding).
1927-06-29Bruce Flowers33-3-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-06-15Jackie Fields20-1-1
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-05-09Al Foreman52-12-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-05-02Tony Vaccarelli35-9-3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO812
Vaccarelli was unable to come out for round 8.
1927-04-04Johnny Ceccoli26-15-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-03-28Jackie Brady27-20-6
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-03-18Frankie Fink23-7-13
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
time: 2:19 | referee: Tommy Sheridan
1927-01-17Lou Paluso51-18-25
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1927-01-10Paris Cangey14-3-0
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWKO410
1926-12-02Billy Wallace50-16-22
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO515
Kaplan down 4 times in 5th
1926-11-05Tommy Cello56-21-22
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: John T. Glackin | judge: William T. McDermott
1926-08-03Tommy Cello56-19-22
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
Kaplan's debut as a lightweight. He won almost every round and almost KO'd Cello in the eighth round.
1926-06-28Bobby Garcia52-22-7
Hurley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO1015
World Featherweight title
Hurley Stadium was constructed for this bout -- it was torn down in 1933
On July 6, 1926, Kaplan renounced the Featherweight World Title, admitting that he could no longer reduce to 126 pounds without harming his health.
Dick (Honeyboy) Finnegan won a version of the Featherweight Crown November 15, 1926.

1926-06-04Billy White10-5-1
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Kaplan won the newspaper decision. (New York Times)
1926-04-21Leo (Kid) Roy52-11-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO710
referee: Frank O'Brien
1926-04-12Mickey Chapin23-7-6
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Henahan
1926-03-26Tommy Herman13-2-3
104th Medical Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1926-03-08Eddie Wagner39-13-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1926-03-01Billy Petrolle30-6-3
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1212
All the bouts on this card appear to have been newspaper decisions and not official verdicts. The Hartford Courant has no mention of the referee or any judges deciding these fights. Kaplan won decisively according to the Courant.
1926-01-25Billy Murphy43-6-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-12-18Babe Herman68-18-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
World Featherweight Title
1925-08-27Babe Herman68-17-15
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USADPTS1515
referee: Jack Sheehan
World Featherweight Title
In the 8th round Kaplan fractured his right big finger. He carried on, using his right arm only defensively to block punches as best he could.

1925-08-05Billy Kennedy23-17-11
Bayonne Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Kaplan won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1925-06-26Frankie Schaeffer3-2-0
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Schaefer lost the "newspaper decision." "A cast iron jaw, a reinforced concrete stomach, courage galore and the will to keep on going no matter how tough the struggle was, put Frankie Schaefer of the Chicago stockyards in the hero class last night, though he was handed a neat lacing in practically every one of the ten rounds...." (AP)
1925-05-22Steve Kid Sullivan32-19-4
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWTKO510
This was the first time Sullivan had been knocked out in his ring career. (This statement is inaccurate; an examination of his record shows that Sullivan had been stopped several times, although it is not known if he was counted out on any of these occasions, as indeed he was not in this fight.) Sullivan knocked down four times total before the referee stopped the fight. Reference for this fight: Boxing Blade, June 6, 1925, page 6.
1925-03-28Ernie Goozeman44-24-42
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWNWS1212
Kaplan won the "newspaper decision." (San Diego-Union)
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