Arturo Godoy
Global ID12126
birthdate 1912-10-10
death date 1986-08-27 (73)
height6′ 0½″   /   184cm
reach74″   /   188cm
country Chile
residenceIquique, Chile
birth placeIquique, Chile
won 89 (KO 50) + lost 21 (KO 2) + drawn 12 = 124
rounds boxed 947 KO% 40.32

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1951-11-03Alfredo Lagay39-11-12
Santiago de Chile, ChileDPTS1010
Lagay put Godoy on the floor for 9 seconds in the 7th round
1951-08-11Abel Cestac39-12-3
Santiago de Chile, ChileWPTS1010
South American heavyweight title
Godoy vacated the South American heavyweight Title in Juanuary, 1953
1951-06-16Mario Abarca0-1-0
Santiago de Chile, ChileWKO4
1950-06-01Roberto Balbontin1-0-0
Santiago de Chile, ChileWKO5
Date Unknown
1950-03-06Karel Sys92-12-7
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaDPTS1010
1950-01-13Emilio Espinosa1-4-0
Santiago de Chile, ChileWKO5
1949-08-16Leonard Morrow19-3-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALTKO1010
referee: Eddie James
The bout was stopped by the referee, after Godoy had been warned five times to stop stalling. (Oakland Tribune)
1949-08-09Maynard Jones9-5-1
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Denny | judge: Charley Solomon | judge: Eddie Glenn
1949-06-27Elkins Brothers18-1-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1010
1949-06-01Johnny Haynes22-13-0
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1949-02-23Harold Johnson23-0-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1948-08-17Alabama Kid169-53-18
Columbus, Ohio, USALUD1010
Godoy injured one of his hands, Kid grabbed the opportunity and gave Godoy a good going over
1948-06-14Pat Richards20-4-4
Columbus, Ohio, USAWTKO410
time: 2:07 | referee: Gus Lesnevich
1948-02-24Pat Richards19-3-3
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1948-01-20Jimmy Bell24-16-4
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
referee: Paul Cavalier 5-0
1947-12-01Phil Muscato49-14-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Abe Simon 4-4 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 4-6 | judge: Joe Agnello 5-5
Simon gave Godoy 7-6 in points, Agnello gave Godoy 7-5 in points
1947-10-22Jack Marshall29-31-5
El Paso, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1947-10-07Turkey Thompson46-8-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph 53-57 | judge: Mushy Callahan 51½-58½ | judge: Jimmy Wallace 53-57
1947-09-09Cyclone Williams8-8-0
Troy Arena, Troy, New York, USAWKO510
1946-12-05Buddy Knox107-34-6
Denver, Colorado, USAWKO1
time: 0:56
The boxing commission officials suspended Knox for six months for "not trying." (TR247)
1946-11-25Tex Boddie13-1-0
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
referee: Alex Fidler
1946-10-15Joe Muscato22-5-1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Luke Carr 2-8 | judge: Eddie Schellerman 3-4 | judge: Leo Stachowiak 3-5
1946-08-21Cyclone Williams6-3-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Lou Scozza 7-3 | judge: Eddie Schellerman 8-2 | judge: Willie DeJames 4-6
1946-08-16Tony Musto37-27-3
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO610
time: 2:40 | referee: Jack Michaels
Musto was knocked down for nine counts in the 1st and 2nd round.
1946-06-14Larry Bouchard12-17-2
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWKO2
1946-03-01Lee Savold88-31-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USANCNC810
referee: Johnny Behr | judge: Frank Clark | judge: Jim McManus
Referee Johnny Behr halted the bout with the boxers "lumbering and crow-hopping into one clinch after another." (New York Times) "Godoy did try but Savold wouldn't open up." (The Ring, May 1946, page 47.
1945-11-20Johnny Haynes11-3-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1945-11-05Louis Long15-4-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO710
1945-09-28Jimmy Carollo18-8-2
Norfolk, Virginia, USAWKO110
1945-09-12Dan Merritt17-27-3
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO2
1945-05-14Buddy Walker68-19-4
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWKO510
referee: Charley Reynolds
1945-04-04Herb Jones0-11-5
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO2
1945-03-27Johnny Denson38-19-4
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWKO510
time: 2:35 | referee: Jimmy Scaramozi
1945-03-01Larry Bouchard11-14-2
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
Godoy "won all 10 rounds and appeared to have Bouchard on the verge of a knockout on several occasions." (Traverse City Record Eagle)
1944-12-20Juan Urlich2-1-0
Santiago de Chile, ChileWKO2
1944-04-15Alberto Santiago Lovell53-6-3
Lima, PeruNCNC1112
South American heavyweight title
Both arrested following bout for perpetrating "biggest swindle" in history of Peruvian sports.
1943-11-21Fernando Menichelli0-3-0
Caracas, VenezuelaWKO7
1943-08-29Roscoe Toles32-9-6
Santiago de Chile, ChileWPTS1212
1943-07-18Isidoro Gastanaga63-33-2
La Paz, BoliviaWTKO510
Both fighters fell out of the ring because of loose ropes; Godoy landed on top and Isidoro could not continue. Over 15,000 attended.
1943-04-20Fernando Menichelli0-2-0
Santiago de Chile, ChileWTKO1
Menichelli was down four times in the first minute before the referee stopped the fight. New York Times
1943-02-28Alberto Santiago Lovell40-5-3
Santiago de Chile, ChileWPTS1212
South American heavyweight title
1942-12-12Eduardo Primo15-10-3
Ginásio da A.A. São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilWPTS1010
1942-11-14Roscoe Toles31-9-6
Ginásio do Estádio Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilLPTS1010
1942-10-31Antonio Soares19-10-5
Teatro Casino Antarctica, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilWKO110
1942-10-21Roscoe Toles30-9-6
Estadio Manoel Schwartz, Río de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilLPTS1212
1942-07-11Roscoe Toles30-9-5
Estadio Chile, Santiago de Chile, ChileDPTS1212
1942-06-07Hans Havlicek34-21-6
Salta, Salta, ArgentinaWKO310
1942-03-07Roscoe Toles28-9-4
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLPTS1212
1942-01-17Alberto Santiago Lovell35-4-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLPTS1212
South American heavyweight title
1941-11-01Roscoe Toles25-9-3
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaDPTS1212
1941-09-28Ernesto Carnesse3-2-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1010
1941-05-17Alberto Santiago Lovell33-3-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLPTS1212
South American heavyweight title
1940-12-02Tony Musto28-9-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1940-10-07Gus Dorazio49-8-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1940-06-20Joe Louis42-1-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALTKO815
time: 1:24 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
World Heavyweight Title
Godoy was knocked down twice in the 8th round.

1940-02-09Joe Louis40-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan 5-10 | judge: Tommy Shortell 10-5 | judge: George LeCron 4-10
World Heavyweight Title
"Louis won sloppily against a bruising, mauling and rushing fighter who knew no fear or retreat." The New York Times
The only rounds in which the three agreed were the 3rd, 8th (both to Godoy) and the 14th (Louis). Lecron had it 10-4-1 in rounds for Louis. Godoy thought he was entitled to a draw but the New York Times reported the decision as "eminently fair" - its reporter giving it 10-5 to Louis, stating that other reporters had a similar result.

1939-08-19Eduardo Primo13-8-2
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLDQ812
South American heavyweight title
1939-07-22Valentin Campolo11-3-2
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1212
South American heavyweight title
1939-04-08Alberto Santiago Lovell25-2-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1212
South American heavyweight title
1939-03-04Valentin Campolo10-3-2
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLPTS1010
1939-02-07Eusebio Ramirez
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWKO3
1938-12-18Hans Birkie37-39-8
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1010
1938-11-26Hans Havlicek34-14-5
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWTKO210
1938-07-03Alberto Santiago Lovell19-2-1
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLPTS1212
1938-06-18Valentin Campolo10-1-1
Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaWPTS1010
1937-11-09Eddie Mader38-27-7
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO510
1937-10-08Nathan Mann37-4-3
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Mann down in first round but had 20 seconds respite as referee warned Godoy about hitting on breaking. (New York Times)
1937-08-04Roscoe Toles13-5-1
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS1010
1937-06-22Tony Galento65-22-5
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1937-05-21Roscoe Toles12-5-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
From the Detroit News (Laurence Fielding).
1937-04-28Tony Galento65-21-4
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1937-03-10Maurice Strickland25-8-0
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1937-02-25Art Sykes13-17-1
Star Casino, New York, New York, USAWKO38
time: 2:26
1937-02-03Otis Thomas9-1-1
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
Thomas suffered a badly cut eye and the fight was stopped.
1937-01-14Jack Roper53-35-9
Star Casino, New York, New York, USAWKO710
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