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|death date||1967-06-29 (60)|
|height||6′ 5½″ / 197cm|
|reach||85″ / 216cm|
|alias||The Ambling Alp|
|residence||Sequals, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy|
|birth place||Sequals, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy|
rounds boxed 519
rounds boxed 10
Total Bouts 103 KO% 68.93
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|1946-05-12||Luigi Musina||33-6-4||Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy||L||UD||8||8|
|1946-03-19||Luigi Musina||31-6-4||Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy||L||PTS||8||8|
|1945-11-21||Luigi Musina||28-5-4||Milan, Lombardia, Italy||L||TKO||7||8|
|Primo floored three times before the referee stopped the bout. Attendance 7,000.|
|1945-09-25||Sam Gardner||San Sabba Stadium, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy||W||KO||1||4|
|1945-07-22||Michel Blevens||Moretti Stadium, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy||W||KO||3||4|
|1937-12-04||Joseph Zupan||0-1-0||Budapest Zirkus, Budapest, Hungary||W||KO||2||10|
|Zupan was a wrestler. Carnera knocked him out easily according to both Box-Sport, 14 December 1937, page 9, and Sport Tagblatt of Vienna. For some unknown reason the fight has been listed incorrectly in Carnera's record as a knockout loss.|
|1937-11-18||Albert Di Meglio||5-5-4||Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, France||L||PTS||10||10|
|1936-05-27||Leroy Haynes||38-7-1||Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA||L||TKO||9||10|
| time: 0:40 | referee: Arthur Donovan |
|1936-03-16||Leroy Haynes||36-7-1||Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||L||TKO||3||10|
|1936-03-06||Isidoro Gastanaga||50-24-1||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||TKO||5||10|
| referee: Arthur Donovan |
Bout halted because of cuts, but NYSAC investigates whether it a fraud and whether in fact both fighters managed by Luis Sorisi.Attendance 9,500.
|1935-12-09||Big Boy Brackey||14-2-2||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA||W||TKO||4||10|
| time: 1:06 | referee: Luke Carr | judge: Danny Russo | judge: John Krysinski |
Timekeeper: Marve Smith; Announcer: Manny Weitz. Attendance 8,500.
|1935-11-25||Ford Smith||28-13-7||Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Toby Irwin |
|1935-11-01||Walter Neusel||43-3-5||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||TKO||4||10|
| time: 2:23 | referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: Bill Healy | judge: Billy Joh |
|1935-06-25||Joe Louis||19-0-0||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA||L||TKO||6||15|
| time: 2:32 | referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: Charley Lynch | judge: Tommy Shortell |
Carnera visited the canvas three times before becoming "utterly helpless, clinging to the top rope" when the bout was stopped. The New York Times.Attendance 60,000.
|1935-03-15||Ray Impelletiere||7-3-0||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||TKO||9||10|
| time: 0:38 | referee: Jack Dempsey |
"Referee Jack Dempsey stepped in to halt the bout just as Harry Lenny, the 'Imp's' manager, rushed into the ring to save his charge from further punishment." - Associated Press. Attendance 19,000.
|1935-01-22||Erwin Klausner||19-6-3||Estadio Manoel Schwartz, Río de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||W||KO||6||12|
| referee: Luiz Souto |
|1935-01-13||Seal Harris||23-17-5||Estádio da Floresta, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil||W||KO||7||10|
|1934-12-01||Victorio Campolo||21-7-1||Club Atletico Independiente, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina||W||PTS||12||12|
|Carnera, making his first appearance in Buenos Aires, had little trouble earning the decision in twelve rather tame rounds. Campolo put up a better fight than had been expected.New York Times Attendance 30,000.|
|1934-06-14||Max Baer||39-7-0||Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA||L||TKO||11||15|
| time: 2:16 | referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: Tommy Shawtell | judge: Charley Lynch |
NYSAC World heavyweight titleNational Boxing Association World heavyweight titleNat Fleischer (inThe Ring, August 1934, page 47) claimed that Carnera was floored three times in round one, twice in round two (Carnera dragging Baer down both times). once in round three, and several more times in the last two rounds. Fleischer's account is not entirely clear and it appears that one or two paragraphs at the end may have been deleted by accident. Other accounts indicate that Carnera was down twice in round 10 and twice more in round 11, which would make a total of 10 knockdowns. Fleischer had Carnera winning rounds four, seven, and eight, Baer winning all of the others (unofficially). Attendance 56,000.
|1934-03-01||Tommy Loughran||78-16-5||Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA||W||UD||15||15|
| referee: Leo Shea 10-1 | judge: Roy Latham 12-3 | judge: Colin McLaughlin 10-1 |
NYSAC World heavyweight titleNational Boxing Association World heavyweight titleAttendance 12,000.
|1933-10-22||Paulino Uzcudun||50-14-2||Piazza di Siena, Rome, Lazio, Italy||W||UD||15||15|
| referee: Maurice Nicod | judge: Juan Casanovas | judge: Edoardo Mazzia |
EBU (European) heavyweight titleIBU (1913 - 1946) heavyweight titleWorld Heavyweight Title
December 3, 1934, the Spanish Boxing Federation stripped Uzcudun of the title for refusing to risk it against Isidoro Gastanaga.Attendance 70,000.
|1933-06-29||Jack Sharkey||35-8-2||Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA||W||KO||6||15|
| time: 2:27 | referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: James Buckley | judge: Charley Lynch |
NYSAC World heavyweight titleNational Boxing Association World heavyweight titleAttendance 40,000.
|1933-02-10||Ernie Schaaf||54-12-2||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||KO||13||15|
| referee: Billy Cavanaugh |
|1932-12-30||Young Spence||10-7-1||Fair Park Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA||W||KO||1||10|
|1932-12-20||James Merriott||4-1-0||City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USA||W||KO||1||10|
|Merriott reportedly 23-2 going into this bout|
|1932-12-19||Joe Rice||4-1-0||Fort Worth, Texas, USA||W||KO||2||10|
|North Side Coliseum.|
|1932-12-15||KO Christner||40-24-3||City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA||W||KO||4||10|
| referee: Johnny Lee |
|1932-12-13||Big Boy Peterson||37-33-7||Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA||W||TKO||2||10|
|Peterson "was the aggressor in the 1st round but Carnera took charge in the second." Peterson's "handlers threw a towel in the ring as he sank to the canvas for the fourth time." (The New York Times)|
|1932-12-09||King Levinsky||43-18-4||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||SD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Purdy |
|1932-12-02||John Schwake||14-3-1||Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA||W||KO||7||10|
| time: 2:16 |
From The Ring, February 1933, page 48. Carnera was a last-day sub for Tuffy Griffith, who was injured. Schwake down twice in first and claimed a foul. Bout then interrupted for 30 minutes while doctors examined him in dressing room.
|1932-11-18||Jose Santa||60-14-4||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| referee: Jed Gahan |
Santa down in the 2nd, 3rd and 6th, when the referee stopped it. "Needless to say Santa was relieved. He had been battered and hammered around the ring rather generously from the beginning, and judging by his expression, was rather tired of it". (New York Times)Attendance 6,000.
|1932-11-04||Les Kennedy||41-16-0||Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA||W||KO||3||10|
| referee: Johnny Martin |
|1932-10-17||Jack Taylor||37-36-17||Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| referee: Tommy Yum |
|1932-10-13||Gene Stanton||14-18-0||114th Armory, Camden, New Jersey, USA||W||KO||6||10|
|Stanton was down 11 times. (14x in UP)|
|1932-10-07||Ted Sandwina||49-24-6||Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA||W||KO||4||10|
| referee: Lucien Byron |
|1932-09-01||Art Lasky||14-0-1||Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA||W||NWS||10||10|
| referee: Mike Gibbons |
Carnera won the newspaper decision. (Bismarck Tribune, AP)Attendance 4,000.
|1932-08-19||Jack Gagnon||43-25-1||Mark's Stadium, Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 1:35 |
|1932-08-16||Stanley Poreda||25-4-0||Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA||L||PTS||10||10|
| referee: Joe Mangold |
Poreda spotted Carnera over 62 pounds. Commissioner George E. Keenen, who was ringside, suspended Referee Joe Mangold indefinitely for what was termed an "unpardonable decision." Carnera was warned in four rounds for roughness and back-handed blows, pulling and elbowing and drew the boos of the 15,000 spectators. "The decision given by Mangold was the worst I have ever seen," said Keenen. He can't possibly have any excuse for his action, and I have decided to suspend him and keep him suspended until he learns how to judge a fight."
|1932-08-02||Hans Birkie||21-15-2||Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Forbes | judge: James Buckley | judge: Bob Cunningham |
"After jabbing and battering Birkie through seven of the 10 rounds in his own ponderous, clumbsy way, Carnera received the unanimous decision" (New York Times).
|1932-07-28||Jerry Pavelec||4-9-0||Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USA||W||TKO||5||10|
| time: 0:51 | referee: Jimmy Manley |
Bout stopped after Pavelec was floored for the eighth time. Attendance 18,500.
|1932-07-20||Jack Gross||45-7-1||Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA||W||TKO||7||10|
| time: 2:50 | referee: Arthur Donovan |
|1932-05-30||Larry Gains||74-11-4||White City Stadium, White City, London, United Kingdom||L||PTS||10||10x3|
| referee: Jack Hart |
"A crowd of 70,000, setting a new all-time British record for boxing attendance, saw the Canadian outbox Primo all the way to win Referee Hart's decision at the finish." New York Times
|1932-05-15||Hans Schoenrath||15-10-4||Stadio di San Siro, Milan, Lombardia, Italy||W||TKO||3||10|
|1932-04-29||Maurice Griselle||25-17-3||Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France||W||TKO||10||10|
|1932-04-07||Don McCorkindale||15-5-2||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom||W||PTS||10||10x3|
| referee: Moss Deyong |
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 08 April 1932 P 17
|1932-03-23||George Cook||34-40-10||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom||W||KO||4||10x3|
| referee: C.H. Douglas |
"Cook was in bad shape after the knockout and it was some time before he recovered." New York Times Cook down in the first and third rounds.
|1932-02-29||Pierre Charles||48-20-7||Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France||W||PTS||10||10|
| referee: Mr. Chavanne |
|1932-02-05||Ernst Guehring||28-2-8||Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany||W||TKO||5||10|
|Gühring could not continue because of injury to his ankle.|
|1932-01-25||Moise Bouquillon||35-11-0||Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France||W||TKO||2||10|
| referee: Rene Schemann |
Carnera floored Bouquillon three times.
|1931-11-27||Victorio Campolo||17-5-1||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||KO||2||15|
| time: 1:27 | referee: Gunboat Smith |
The card was a benefit for Jewish charities and NYSAC attempted to create the "Dreadnaught World Title". Attendance 12,000.
|1931-11-19||King Levinsky||39-13-4||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Purdy |
Carnera arrested after the fight in conjunction with a judgment against him of $3754 by Indiana fight promoter Geo. Blemer. Attendance 20,000.
|1931-10-12||Jack Sharkey||33-8-2||Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA||L||UD||15||15|
| referee: Ed Smith | judge: George Kelly | judge: Charles F. Mathison |
Carnera down in 4th. Billed as being for the American heavyweight title.Attendance 30,000.
|1931-08-06||Armando De Carolis||10-16-1||Shellpot Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 1:08 | referee: Joe Denny |
|1931-08-04||Roberto Roberti||32-12-7||Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA||W||TKO||3||10|
| time: 2:25 | referee: Gene Roman |
|1931-07-24||Knute Hansen||15-10-1||Edgerton Park Arena, Rochester, New York, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 2:10 | referee: King Mahoney | judge: Joe Oca | judge: Lou Smith |
Hansen down 4 times.Attendance 5,000.
|1931-06-30||Bud Gorman||35-13-4||Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 2:35 | referee: Lou Marsh |
"Gorman was down for two counts of nine and one of six before the finish came after two minutes and thirty-five seconds of the second round. A crowd of 5,000 gave Carnera an ovation after the battle." New York Times
|1931-06-26||Umberto Torriani||1-11-2||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 0:43 | referee: Dick Coffey | judge: John Krysinski | judge: Arthur Scott |
Torriani down twice in the first round.Originally scheduled for June 25th at Bison Stadium - rain forced postponement and relocation to indoor venue. Attendance 6,000. Timekeeper: Marve Smith; Announcer: Manny Weitz.
|1931-06-15||Pat Redmond||25-6-0||Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 2:24 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland |
Gene Tunney, Floyd Gibbons and New York City Mayor James J. Walker attended this fight. New York Times Attendance 25,000.
|1931-03-05||Jim Maloney||47-11-2||Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA||W||PTS||10||10|
| referee: Elmer Slim McClelland |
|1930-12-18||Reggie Meen||26-12-2||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom||W||TKO||2||15x3|
| referee: Moss Deyong |
|1930-11-30||Paulino Uzcudun||41-9-2||Estadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain||W||SD||10||10|
| referee: Moss Deyong | judge: Juan Casanovas | judge: Edoardo Mazzia |
|1930-10-07||Jim Maloney||46-10-2||Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA||L||PTS||10||10|
| referee: Johnny Brassil |
|1930-09-17||Jack Gross||41-3-1||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||KO||4||10|
|Gross was a southpaw but his style didn't seem to bother Carnera. Primo was well ahead in each round and put is opponent down for the full count in round four, the only knockdown in the fight. (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman). The result of one fight scheduled for this program (Nick Taft v. Jack Robinson) has not been located.Attendance 10,000.|
|1930-09-08||Pat McCarthy||45-27-6||Velodrome, Newark, New Jersey, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 1:16 | referee: Henry Lewis |
|1930-08-30||Riccardo Bertazzolo||16-7-2||Atlantic City Auditorium, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA||W||TKO||3||15|
| referee: Harry Ertle |
|1930-07-29||George Cook||28-35-10||Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USA||W||KO||2||10|
|1930-07-17||Bearcat Wright||46-11-12||Omaha, Nebraska, USA||W||KO||4||10|
| referee: Davy Miller |
|1930-06-23||George Godfrey||66-15-1||Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||DQ||5||10|
| time: 1:13 | referee: Tommy Reilly |
|1930-06-05||KO Christner||21-6-0||Fairgrounds Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||KO||4||10|
| time: 1:20 | referee: Elmer Slim McClelland |
|1930-04-22||Sam Baker||12-11-2||Ice Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA||W||KO||1||10|
|Baker was knocked down five times before he was counted out.|
|1930-04-14||Leon Bombo Chevalier||19-10-4||Oaks Ballpark, Emeryville, California, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| referee: Toby Irwin |
One of Chevalier's seconds, Bob Perry, threw in the towel, although it appeared to all that the boxer was in no worse condition than Carnera. "A bitter demonstration followed. Half a dozen fans attacked Perry, striking and kicking him. In the melee he suffered a cut under the eye. Fellow countrymen of Carnera's stood on chairs and shouted 'fake' and urged the huge Italian be made to fight over again." (AP) The boxing commission started an immediate investigation. Mrs. Chevalier told them her husband had been approached earlier to agree to a "fake fight," but that he had directed all business to his manager, Tim McGrath. McGrath declared he had no knowledge that Perry was going to throw in the towel, and that the towel should not have been thrown in. Carnera's purse was withheld.Attendance 10,000.
|1930-04-08||Neal Clisby||40-18-13||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 0:40 | referee: Larry McGrath |
|1930-03-28||Jack McAuliffe II||13-9-6||Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 2:18 | referee: Dan Darnell |
|1930-03-26||George Trafton||4-0-0||Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 0:54 |
|1930-03-20||Frank Zaveta||1-7-0||Jacksonville, Florida, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 1:51 |
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