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Luis Angel Firpo
Global ID10607
sexmale
birthdate 1894-10-11
death date 1960-08-07 (65)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
aliasEl Toro Salvaje de las Pampas
country Argentina
residenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
birth placeJunín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
won 31 (KO 26) + lost 4 (KO 3) + drawn 0 = 37
rounds boxed 204
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 2 : drawn
rounds boxed 24
Total Bouts 39 KO% 66.67
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1936-07-11Arturo Godoy39-4-3
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLRTD410
Firpo down 9 times
1936-05-25Siska Habarta0-2-0
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO310
1936-05-09Saverio Grizzo11-16-3
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO110
1926-04-03Erminio Spalla38-5-3
Parque Romano, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1212
1924-11-12Charley Weinert32-7-1
113th Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Source: Damon Runyon, syndicated (eg Davenport Democrat); Chicago Tribune; many other newspapers. Weinert won at least ten rounds, with some writers giving him a shut-out.
1924-09-11Harry Wills62-6-3
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
referee: Danny Sullivan
1924-04-05Al Reich27-10-1
Club Sportivo Barracas, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO110
time: 1:45
1924-03-07Erminio Spalla32-3-3
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWTKO1415
1924-02-24Farmer Lodge11-10-0
Club Atletico River Plate, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO510
Argentina's first radio broadcast of a fight
1923-09-14Jack Dempsey52-4-9
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALKO215
time: 0:57 | referee: Johnny Gallagher | judge: George Patrick | judge: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
NYSAC World heavyweight title
Great slugfest, Firpo down 7 times in the first round,then late in the round Firpo sends Dempsey through the ropes with a powerful right hand. Dempsey barely climbs back through ropes and survives the round. After a total of 11 knockdowns between the boxers Dempsey finally halts the bigger, heavier South American in the second round with a knockout blow!
1923-08-13Charley Weinert32-6-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO28
referee: Frank O'Brien
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-08-03Homer Smith27-9-0
Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
1923-07-27Joe Burke4-9-0
Battle Creek, Michigan, USAWKO210
Firpo dropped Burke with a rabbit punch in the 1st for a 9-count.
1923-07-12Jess Willard22-4-1
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO812
time: 1:55 | referee: Harry Lewis
Labeled as "The Battle of the Giants." Firpo was a 5:3 favorite. Willard fought mostly on the defensive, later claiming he'd injured his left arm in training.
1923-06-17Jim Hibbard1-4-1
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO210
Report in El Tiempo (Bogata) states promoters were forced to make this an exhibition because the Mexican Commission would not sancion it as an official bout
1923-06-10Italian Jack Herman3-6-0
Havana, CubaWKO210
1923-05-12Jack McAuliffe II8-0-4
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO315
time: 1:02 | referee: Jack O'Sullivan | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Patsy Haley
1923-03-12Bill Brennan51-7-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO1215
1922-10-08Jim Tracey10-10-2
Club Sportivo Barracas, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO410
1922-05-13Italian Jack Herman2-2-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO510
1922-04-04Joe McCann2-0-0
Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO510
1922-03-20Tom Maxted2-0-0
Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO710
1921-09-27Fernando Priano0-4-0
San Miguel, Tucuman, ArgentinaWKO210
1921-04-23Black Gunboat Smith8-7-1
Club Universitario, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO1212
1921-03-12Black Gunboat Smith8-6-1
Valparaiso, ChileWPTS1212
1920-12-11Dave Mills6-7-6
Club Universitario, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO110
South American heavyweight title
1920-09-11Alberto Coleman
Teatro Municipal, Mendoza, Mendoza, ArgentinaNCNC10
1920-07-07Antonio Jirsa0-2-0
Club Universitario, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO110
1920-04-30Dave Mills6-6-6
Estadio Hippodrome, Santiago de Chile, ChileWKO110
South American heavyweight title
1920-02-28Andres Balsa0-1-0
Valparaiso, ChileWKO610
1919-11-01Dave Mills5-6-6
Santiago de Chile, ChileLPTS1515
South American heavyweight title
1919-04-26Arthur Manning0-1-0
Montevideo, UruguayWKO310
1919-04-12Fernando Priano0-3-0
Montevideo, UruguayWKO410
1919-02-07Calvin Respress0-2-1
Santiago de Chile, ChileWPTS1515
1918-12-14Calvin Respress0-1-1
Santiago de Chile, ChileWDQ210
1918-11-09Ignacio Sepulveda
Santiago de Chile, ChileWKO210
1918-09-28William Daly4-2-0
Chillan, ChileWKO710
1918-01-12Angel Rodriguez25-2-0
Teatro Casino, Montevideo, UruguayLKO110
referee: Federico Siepcke | judge: Jose Gonzalez Soto | judge: Angel Adami | judge: Jose Calcagno
Firpo down 4 times
1917-12-10Frank Hagney0-5-0
Internacional Boxing Club, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaNCND610
Pro debut for Firpo

 
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