Tuffy Griffiths
Global ID37445
birthdate 1907-03-27
death date 1968-11-15 (61)
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
country USA
residenceSioux City, Iowa, USA
birth placeMacy, Nebraska, USA
birth nameGerald Ambrose Griffiths
won 72 (KO 38) + lost 12 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 85
rounds boxed 486
Newspaper Decisions won 8 : lost 3 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 82
Total Bouts 97 KO% 39.18

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-09-06Tony Shucco51-6-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO410
time: 2:40
1933-08-09Al Keegan5-4-1
Municipal Athletic Field, Dubuque, Iowa, USAWTKO810
1933-06-02King Levinsky45-21-4
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
referee: Phil Collins
Levinsky's purse was withheld while the state athletic commission investigated his conduct in the ring. Chairman Joseph Triner thought that Levinsky had showed little respect for Referee Collins. Levinsky shoved Collins about the ring and on one occasion reached over the official's shoulder for a punch at Griffith(s). Griffith claimed to have suffered a fracture of his right thumb early in the bout. Griffith was down in the 3rd and 7th rounds, but arose immediately each time.
1933-02-24Otto von Porat29-8-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
referee: Tommy Thomas
Von Porat's first bout in the United States after being in Norway for two years.
1933-01-17Lee Ramage28-4-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1932-09-26Max Baer37-7-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO710
time: 0:58 | referee: Phil Collins
From Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Griffith was down in round six and narrowly avoided a knockout in round four, and suffered a bag beating. There was one additional fight scheduled for this program, the result for which is not shown here: Jackie Sharkey v. Kid Irish, 6 rounds.
1932-08-01Johnny Risko52-33-6
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1212
1932-05-30Jack Roper35-23-6
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
time: 0:41
1931-09-23Ernie Schaaf39-9-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
"The referee and two judges voted unanimously for Schaaf, but the crowd of 15,000 roared its disapproval for more than ten minutes after the fighters left the ring." (UP)
Griffiths underwent an appendectomy in November and was off until the following year.

1931-08-31Emmett Rocco26-11-2
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWKO510
1931-08-24Young Con O'Kelly45-12-6
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1931-07-20Paul Pantaleo34-3-3
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Gross gate was $12,000.)
1931-03-27Tommy Loughran66-10-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALMD1010
referee: Dave Barry 50-50 | judge: Ed Klein 48-52 | judge: W.A. Battyle 45-55
Referee Dave "Long Count" Barry voted for a draw, while the two judges voted for Loughran.
1931-03-06King Levinsky34-9-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1930-12-12Young Stribling206-10-14
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Purdy 48-52 | judge: Walter Battey 45-55 | judge: Ed Klein 44-56
UP scored it 52 to 48 for Griffiths. The Chicago Tribune reporter scored it 7-2-1 on rounds, in favor of Stribling and the officals all agreed. (Bob Soderman)
1930-10-31George Neron7-14-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1930-09-29Emmett Rocco23-6-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
1930-07-30Tom Heeney34-12-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO1010
1930-07-02Johnny Risko44-24-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Phil Collins 57-43 | judge: Michael J. Corrigan 57-43 | judge: Livingston Osborne 57-43
1930-06-05Cowboy Billy Owens22-14-2
Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa, USAWKO510
1930-04-30Jack Gagnon40-16-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Phil Collins | judge: Rube Metz | judge: Michael J. Corrigan
1930-04-08Sully Montgomery33-26-1
Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa, USAWKO110
time: 2:47
1930-03-31Jack Gagnon39-16-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO610
referee: Tommy Reilly
1930-03-07Al Friedman29-26-5
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Brassil | judge: Frank Bowman | judge: John T. Glackin
1930-02-17Al Costello0-2-0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO110
1929-12-27Johnny Risko41-23-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Denning
Risko accidentally butted Denning in the 6th, knocking out the referee's tooth
1929-11-29Paulino Uzcudun40-7-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Davy Miller | judge: Livingston Osborne 5-5
Referee Miller and one judge voted for Griffith, the other judge scored a draw.
1929-10-21Jack Stanley1-2-0
Sioux City, Iowa, USAWKO210
1929-09-20George Cook27-33-10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO410
referee: Dave Barry
"Griffiths [sic] showed the greatest fighting ability he has ever displayed here in his victory over the Australian.... The knockout came shortly before two minutes of the fourth round had elapsed. Tuffy sent the Australian to the floor with a left hook to the jaw and Cook was down for a count of nine. A second later Griffiths landed another left hook to the jaw and Cook went down again. Then another left hook sent the Australian to the floor and Cook's seconds threw in the towel." (UP)
1929-09-12Ludwig Haymann36-9-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO410
time: 2:33 | referee: Jack Dorman
Griffith "was far ahead on points when the end came and he had the German backing up from the first round. The knockout was scored as a technical. Griffiths [sic] connected squarely with his right and Haymann fell. Too stunned to realize the possible value of a count, the Dutchman rose again before the lefts and rights of the Iowan. Again he rose, more slowly, and one punch sent him into the arms of Referee Jack Dorman, who stopped the fight. It was the first fight of the indoor season at Madison Square Garden and attracted 13,000." (UP)
1929-08-29Big Boy Peterson37-19-6
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO510
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Griffiths and Peterson did not fight on 4 October 1929, as sometimes shown, and that suppposed fight has been eliminated.
1929-08-14Sandy Seifert19-9-6
Island Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWKO110
1929-08-06Jack Murphy
Three Eyes Ballpark, Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO110
1929-06-27Johnny Risko38-21-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWDQ710
referee: Al Day
Having lost the first six rounds, Risko was disqualified for punching low.
1929-06-19Johnny Krieger12-7-1
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWKO210
1929-06-03Billy Freas13-9-2
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO1
referee: Lou Bauman
1929-05-24Al Friedman22-20-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
A "one-sided decision." Griffith took six rounds and four were even. (UP)
1929-03-28Leo Lomski64-8-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Griffith breaks his hand, which will keep him out of the ring for two months.
1929-02-15Leo Lomski63-7-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1929-02-04Billy Freas13-7-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO710
Freas was down in round four. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-01-08George Gemas19-30-1
Hippodrome, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
Gemas down 7 times in first, ten times total
1928-12-28Chuck Doris4-4-2
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO210
1928-12-26Garfield Johnson13-9-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
Tuffy down in 2d; newspaper reports confirm this bout went ten rounds
1928-12-21Charlie Belanger32-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Contemporary newspaper accounts reported that Griffith was seeking to change his first name from "Tuffy" to "Jerry." Some ringside reporters criticized the decision.
1928-11-30Jim Braddock26-2-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO210
time: 1:40 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Griffith was floored four times in second round.
1928-11-20Jackie Williams4-5-0
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWKO110
referee: Davy Miller
Griffith's record is reported by contemporary newspapers as being 55-0 at this time.
1928-11-15Jimmy Mahoney12-5-3
Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa, USAWKO310
1928-11-09Joe Anderson19-10-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO410
1928-10-29Harry Dillon24-10-4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Dillon was knocked down in the 4th
1928-10-11KO White11-7-4
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Davenport Democrat and Leader.
Tuffy scored six knockdowns

1928-09-27Mike McTigue69-18-7
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO110
referee: Davy Miller
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). "A series of rights to the stomach brought McTigue's guard down and a right to the jaw staggered him. A left swing to the jaw put him down for a count of five. He got up but was taking a walloping and Referee Davey Miller stopped it."
1928-08-27KO White11-6-4
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1928-08-22Tony Marullo35-31-2
Logan Square Baseball Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO18
time: 1:54
1928-08-13Del Fontaine18-10-2
White City Open Air Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO28
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-07-12Haakon Hansen10-2-2
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1928-06-21Walcott Langford15-14-4
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1928-06-08Tommy O'Brien63-29-14
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1928-04-30Jack Elkhart9-7-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-04-02Lowell Bobby Brown27-14-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1928-03-23Tommy O'Brien62-27-14
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS55
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-03-16Arthur Flynn15-1-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS55
1928-03-12George Barna2-9-1
Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa, USAWKO58
1928-02-27Harry Roberts4-4-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
Griffiths won by decision and not by knockout as shown in record books. (Source: Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman)
1928-02-20Joe Miller5-4-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO56
1928-02-07Johnny DeCoursey2-3-0
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1927-10-21George Barna2-7-1
Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
1927-09-16Ted Ross2-2-1
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-09-12Joe Corrado0-1-0
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-08-05Albert Knipp17-0-0
Electric Park, Waterloo, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Waterloo Evening Courier
1927-07-04Frankie Farr
Legion Stadium, Walthill, Nebraska, USAWKO3
1927-06-10Washie Hendricks3-1-0
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USAWKO2
1927-04-01Ted Ross2-1-1
Exact date & location unknown.
1927-03-01Joe Corrado
Exact date & location unknown.
1927-01-24Louis Mays6-3-0
Knights of Columbus Gym, Sioux City, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Sioux City Journal, which reported it a very even battle.
1926-12-20Glenn Lage9-1-2
Fort Dodge, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Griffiths won according to Sioux City Journal
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