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Sixto Escobar
Global ID41270
sexmale
birthdate 1913-03-23
death date 1979-11-17 (66)
divisionbantamweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 3″   /   160cm
aliasEl Gallito
country Puerto Rico
residenceBarceloneta, Puerto Rico
birth placeBarceloneta, Puerto Rico
won 39 (KO 17) + lost 23 (KO 0) + drawn 4 = 66
rounds boxed 575 KO% 25.76
 
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1940-12-02Harry Jeffra64-7-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
Escobar's final professional bout.
1940-04-06Simon Chavez43-14-5
Nuevo Circo, Caracas, VenezuelaDPTS1010
referee: Jack Dempsey
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1939-12-11Frankie Covelli90-36-22
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1939-10-04Tony Olivera30-0-5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
Escobar abandons the undisputed World Bantamweight Title after this fight because he is unable to make the weight limit any more. Lou Salica would win the NBA title in March 1940, and unify the title once again the following September.
1939-08-14Jimmy Perrin41-5-6
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Walter Rogers
1939-07-25Frankie Bove4-3-0
Garfield, New Jersey, USALPTS88
referee: Johnny King
Bove won a referee's decision.
1939-07-07Young Johnny Buff8-13-1
Mount Freedom, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1939-04-02KO Morgan77-9-0
Escambron Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto RicoWUD1515
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
NYSAC World bantamweight title
1938-12-19Al Mancini23-3-2
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
Escobar looked real bad and failed to win a single round. Washington Post
1938-11-01Henry Hook85-44-8
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Ray N. Smillie
1938-09-05Lou Transparenti19-3-0
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1938-05-04Nat Litfin58-17-4
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph
1938-04-19KO Morgan72-9-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
1938-02-20Harry Jeffra50-4-1
Escambron Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto RicoWUD1515
World Bantamweight Title
Jeffra knocked down three times, twice in the eleventh and once in the 14th, all for nine-counts. Attendance: 12,000.
February 20 is the correct date of this fight according to El Mundo, San Juan.

1937-11-13Johnny DeFoe23-19-9
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS88
1937-09-23Harry Jeffra45-3-1
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Frank Fullam | judge: ? Lynch | judge: George LeCron
World Bantamweight Title
One of four title bouts on Promoter Mike Jacobs' "Carnival of Champions" fight card, including: Lou Ambers-Pedro Montanez for the Lightweight Title, Ceferino Garcia-Barney Ross for the Welterweight Title, and Fred Apostoli-Marcel Thil for the IBU Middleweight Title. Jeffra "so far outclassed Escobar as to make the match surprisingly one-sided." The New York Times.

1937-09-01Eddie Reed43-13-2
South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO810
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1937-07-21Georgie Holmes22-16-2
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USAWTKO38
Holmes was "completely outclassed" and had a cut eye and a bloodied nose when the fight was stopped. The New York Times
1937-06-21Pat Robertson15-6-4
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-05-12Nicky Jerome23-9-4
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 1:26 | referee: Young Otto
1937-02-21Lou Salica32-6-6
Escambron Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto RicoWUD1515
referee: Jack Dempsey
World Bantamweight Title
Sanctioned by both the National Boxing Association and the New York State Boxing Commission, according to Barry Hugman's history of world title bouts (Part One), in The British Boxing Board of Control Yearbook, 1995.

1936-12-09Harry Jeffra35-3-1
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USALMD1010
1936-11-13Indian Quintana43-10-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO115
time: 1:49 | referee: Arthur Donovan
World Bantamweight Title
1936-10-05Harry Jeffra33-3-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALSD1010
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940, by Buddy Ey.
1936-08-31Tony Marino24-11-2
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USAWTKO1315
NYSAC World bantamweight title
World Bantamweight Title
Considered the bout that unified the title. Marino down five times, all in the second round.

1936-07-15Indian Quintana40-10-1
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALUD1010
1936-02-05Al Gillette39-54-10
Escambron Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto RicoWTKO510
time: 1:13
1935-11-15Lou Salica26-2-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Billy Kavanaugh | judge: Charley Lynch | judge: George LeCron
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
NYSAC World bantamweight title
1935-08-26Lou Salica25-2-3
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USALMD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan 7-7 | judge: Tom O'Rourke 5-10 | judge: Abe Goldberg 6-9
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
NYSAC World bantamweight title
Referee Artie Donovan scored the fight 7-7-1 in rounds for Escobar, but voted for Salica on the grounds of "more effective punching and in better physical condition at the end of the bout." 08/28/1935 New York Times
1935-08-07Pete Sanstol93-5-8
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1212
referee: Mickey McGowan
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
Canadian Boxing Federation & Montreal Athletic Commission World Bantamweight Title
"Sanstol lost, but into history of Montreal ringdom he wrote such an epic of raw courage, of dauntless heart, of amazing stamina as may never be duplicated." Montreal Daily Herald
(The July 12 & August 2 editions of the Montreal Gazette report that the New York State Athletic Commission also sanctioned this fight as a World Bantamweight Title bout, but the August 26 New York Times did not report any such NYSAC sanctioning.)

1935-06-21Johnny Bang16-6-3
Luna Park Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO510
"Escobar dropped Bang for a count of nine in the first round, put him down for another nine count in the fourth and finished him with a right to the jaw late in the fifth. Escobar used a stinging right hand to riddle Bang's defence. The first time he unleashed it, in the opening round, it landed flush on the chin and the Boston boy sat down for the nine count while the crowd of 2,000 made ready for home." Montreal's Gazette
1935-05-28Joey Archibald23-6-3
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWTKO68
1935-03-31Juan Zurita30-5-0
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
1934-08-08Eugene Huat52-27-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWUD1515
referee: Mickey McGowan | judge: Jack Long | judge: Andre Benubien
Montreal Athletic Commission World Bantamweight Title
Attendance: 7,600; Gate: $9,828.60
Reported as Escobar's first 15-rounder. The Gazette. The following December, Escobar fractured an ankle when he was struck by an automobile. He had to cancel a scheduled Dec. 20 bout in Montreal with the winner of the Lou Salica-Baby Quintana contest, and was out for months recuperating. Dec. 5 Los Angeles Times. So he went back home to Puerto Rico where he received a hero's welcome. Dec. 9 New York Times

1934-06-26Rodolfo Casanova29-3-0
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO915
time: 2:36
Montreal Athletic Commission World Bantamweight Title
1934-06-06Bobby Leitham33-16-8
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO510
referee: Mickey McGowan
This was considered a bantamweight elimination bout by the Montreal Athletic Commission, with the winner to face Mexican Champion Baby Casanova, present ring-side. "A crowd of about 4,500 saw Escobar unleash the lightning in his right hand early in the fourth round, and knock Leitham to the canvas three times. At the beginning of the fifth, another right hand punch to the jaw sent Leitham flat on his back and his second [Manager Sammy Gibbs] climbed into the ring to stop the fight...." Montreal Gazette
This is Bobby Leitham's final professional bout.

1934-05-21Joey Archibald16-3-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1934-05-07Bobby Leitham33-15-8
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWTKO710
referee: Jack Dekkers
1933-09-15Felipe Andrade27-3-4
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoDPTS1010
From The Ring, November 1933, page 63. The date is close to correct, but hopefully can be verified from San Juan newspaper.
1933-08-27Vicente Abadia21-8-4
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWPTS88
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1933-08-13Ray Lulolo6-3-2
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWPTS88
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1933-06-23KO Tiger5-2-0
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWTKO28
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1933-05-27Ely Arriaga0-2-0
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS88
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981, Luis E. Arias, editor.
1933-05-12Pedro Ruiz0-1-0
Caracas, VenezuelaWPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1933-04-08KO Tiger3-1-0
Caracas, VenezuelaWPTS88
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1933-02-11Enrique Chaffardet33-8-5
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1933-01-09Enrique Chaffardet32-8-4
Caracas, VenezuelaDPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1932-07-31Simon Chavez22-2-3
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1932-06-26Enrique Mendoza7-8-1
Caracas, VenezuelaWPTS88
From El Professional Boxeo de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1932-06-04Sindulfo Diaz42-18-7
Caracas, VenezuelaWPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1932-04-23Jose Lago20-2-3
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS88
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1932-03-19Firpo Zuliano3-2-0
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS1212
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1931-11-15Enrique Chaffardet31-7-3
Caracas, VenezuelaLPTS1010
Venezuelan featherweight title
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1931-09-13Phil Tobias28-22-10
Caracas, VenezuelaWPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1931-08-09Abeol Alvarez
Caracas, VenezuelaWKO510
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1931-07-18Firpo Zuliano2-1-0
Caracas, VenezuelaWPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1931-06-28Simon Chavez15-1-1
Caracas, VenezuelaWPTS1010
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1931-05-17Rafael Morales9-5-1
Caracas, VenezuelaWKO28
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981.
1931-05-03Isidoro Gonzalez3-2-1
Caracas, VenezuelaWKO58
From El Boxeo Professional de Venezuela, 1922-1981. Gonzalez also billed as "Pica Rica."
1931-02-01Rafael Morales9-4-1
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWPTS1010
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1931-01-16Ramon Rodriquez0-1-1
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWPTS44
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1931-01-01Rafael Morales8-4-1
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoLPTS88
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1930-10-05Ramon Rodriquez0-0-1
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWPTS66
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1930-09-12Luis Emilio Perez1-4-1
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoLPTS44
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
1930-08-29Luis Emilio Perez1-3-1
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWPTS44
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid). Perez is called "El Kid" in the published records of Escobar.
1930-07-17Luis Emilio Perez1-2-1
Victory Garden Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWTKO24
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
This was the professional debut of Escobar.

 
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