BoxRec


Deacon Leo Kelly
Global ID34975
sexmale
birthdate 1911-10-24
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
aliasDeacon Leo Kelly
country USA
residenceLos Angeles, California, USA
birth placeVicksburg, Mississippi, USA
won 39 (KO 30) + lost 17 (KO 4) + drawn 7 = 63
rounds boxed 427 KO% 47.62
 
biography

 Lb St Kg   |   date   |   ratings off on
 
|  
 
print

dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1938-06-23Ray McIntyre6-2-0
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CanadaLKO2
Is this a different fighter "Irish" Leo Kelly?
1938-03-29Ambrose Palmer55-6-2
Exhibition Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLTKO812
referee: Bud Jennings
The Argus ,Melbourne Wednesday 30 March 1938 P 24
1937-12-12Ray McIntyre1-0-0
Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaLPTS1010
Is this a different fighter "Irish" Leo Kelly?
1937-09-15Frank Rowsey49-16-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Billy Burke
1937-07-15Tiger Jack Fox77-13-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO615
time: 1:16 | referee: Johnny Marto
Fox "punished his rival so severely that the referee halted the bout when it was apparent Kelly had no chance." (New York Times)
1937-03-27Ron Richards59-16-6
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 29 March 1937 P 9
1937-03-10Pietro Georgi38-28-7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS33
1937-03-01Jack Wilson34-10-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO1115
time: 0:37 | referee: Jack Carroll
The Argus ,Melbourne Tuesday 2 March 1937 P 10
1937-02-22Ron Richards59-15-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 23 February 1937 P 154
1936-12-19Jack Rainsford23-12-7
Town Hall, Auckland, New ZealandWKO1115
referee: N. McLean | judge: G. Bush | judge: A.B. Joplin
New Zealand Herald December 21, 1936
1936-12-07Claude Nichol19-5-1
Town Hall, Auckland, New ZealandWKO712
referee: Dick Meale | judge: H.W. Brien | judge: S.E. Burke
New Zealand Herald December 8, 1936
1936-11-16Ron Richards56-15-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 17 November 1936 p 15
1936-08-15Maxie Rosenbloom193-37-24
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
Rosenbloom won every round but was penalised for "not hitting properly".
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 17 August 1936 P 13

1936-07-20Maxie Rosenbloom192-37-24
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 21 July 1936 p 15
1936-04-06Ambrose Palmer51-5-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1215
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 7 April 1936
1936-03-07Young Aguinaldo11-11-1
Broken Hill Stadium, Broken Hill, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO315
referee: Tom Nugent
Barrier Miner ,Broken Hill Monday 9 March 1936
1936-02-29Jack Rainsford22-9-7
Broken Hill Stadium, Broken Hill, New South Wales, AustraliaWRTD1415
referee: Tom Nugent
Rainsford retired with a twisted ankle
Barrier Miner ,Broken Hill Monday 2 March 1936

1936-02-22Art (Young) Campbell21-4-2
Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO715x2
"Campbell was ahead on points when Kelly landed the knock-out blow while the pair were in a clinch...it was a venomous right to the ear".
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 24 February 1936

1936-01-30Preciso Merlo37-13-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWRTD815
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 31 January 1936
1936-01-06Marcel Lauriot14-19-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO415
time: 3:00 | referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 7 January 1936
1935-12-23Preciso Merlo37-12-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWRTD515
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald December 24, 1935
1935-11-18Mark Hough12-3-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1115x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald November 19, 1935
1935-10-28Tommy King38-8-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO915
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald October 31, 1935
1935-09-11Ron Richards49-12-6
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 12 September 1935
1935-08-28Art (Young) Campbell18-3-2
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO615x2
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald August 29, 1935
1935-08-21Pietro Georgi32-19-7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO415
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld) Thursday 22 August 1935
1935-08-14Ambrose Palmer47-5-2
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald August 15, 1935
1935-07-02Sailor Jack Ward11-7-3
San Jose, California, USAWTKO410
1935-06-19Homer Brandeis8-4-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1935-05-15Danny Hassett31-5-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-04-17Al Stillman49-15-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO710
Immediately prior to this fight and subsequent to the Rosenbloom loss, Stillman reportedly kayoed Henry Firpo, Champ Clark (2) and Jack Denning.
1935-01-21Emilio Martinez14-5-1
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1934-12-11Emilio Martinez14-4-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO310
time: 2:21 | referee: Larry McGrath
1934-11-27Walter Kirkwood32-35-12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Frankie Van
Kirkwood subbed for Emilio Martinez. Referee Van stopped the bout.
1934-11-07Pietro Georgi29-12-6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO410
1934-10-08Maxie Rosenbloom165-33-22
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1934-07-31Cannonball Green2-3-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO46
Green was stopped on a cut right eye.
1934-07-24Oscar Rankins18-16-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
Rankin's second bout of the show..
1934-07-10Billy Thomas9-11-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO16
1934-06-19Mickey McFarland15-9-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS66
1934-06-15Maxie Rosenbloom163-31-21
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frank Carlos
1934-05-01Maxie Maxwell12-8-9
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO26
referee: Frank Holborow
1934-04-17Oscar Rankins18-16-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS88
1934-03-13Don Conn13-8-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1934-02-20Johnny Kerns2-21-0
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USAWKO26
1934-02-06Nash Lara2-3-1
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWTKO46
referee: Frank Manfredo
Kelly reported in the Fresno Bee as Kid Kelly, Los Angeles Negro.
1934-01-16Joe Cardoza73-36-14
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO24
1933-12-19Don Conn11-8-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS44
1933-12-12Joe Cardoza72-36-13
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS44
1933-12-07Billy Hayes
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USAWTKO26
1933-11-24Bert Vigil1-1-0
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USAWTKO16
1933-10-17George Simpson22-5-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS44
1933-09-26Dizzy Dugan3-1-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1933-09-22Babe Risko30-7-6
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALPTS66
1933-08-25Johnny 'Bandit' Romero68-15-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALPTS88
1933-04-05Joe Cardoza66-33-11
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
Cardoza's opponent was listed as a black boxer named "K.O. Kelly." Could he be Leo "Deacon" Kelly?
1933-03-22Tommy Lewis5-6-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS44
Lewis' opponent was listed as "Leo (K.O.) Kelly.
1933-03-15Eddie Cole4-8-0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWKO14
time: 0:13
1933-03-03Pietro Georgi19-5-3
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1932-12-20Cannonball Green
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS44
1932-08-15Ben Moselle3-7-1
Culver City Stadium, Culver City, California, USAWTKO66
1932-06-20Bobby Reister18-5-1
Culver City Arena, Culver City, California, USAWKO?6
Round number not reported in the Los Angeles Times
1932-04-14Ray Acosta9-1-2
Orange Belt A.C., San Bernardino, California, USALKO36

 
verified    
 
unverified    
 
unsanctioned

© BoxRec : this data may be incomplete and/or inaccurate : page processed in 0.2022 seconds 4292600