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Willie Pep
Global ID43
sexmale
birthdate 1922-09-19
death date 2006-11-23 (84)
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach68″   /   173cm
aliasWill o' the Wisp
country USA
residenceRocky Hill, Connecticut, USA
birth placeMiddletown, Connecticut, USA
birth nameGugliermo Papaleo
won 229 (KO 65) + lost 11 (KO 6) + drawn 1 = 241
rounds boxed 1955 KO% 26.97
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1966-03-16Calvin Woodland8-4-0
City Arena, Richmond, Virginia, USALUD66
1965-10-25Ray Coleman10-21-3
Tucson, Arizona, USAWKO5
1965-10-14Sergio Musquiz1-7-0
Sportatorium, Phoenix, Arizona, USAWTKO510
referee: Roger Yanez
1965-10-04Tommy Haden13-11-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO310
time: 1:33 | referee: Rocky Graziano
1965-10-01Willie Little10-6-1
War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
time: 1:06
1965-09-28Johnny Gilmore3-8-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1965-07-26Benny Red Randall4-11-1
Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaWUD1010
Randall was floored in the first round. Date changed based on AP article in Pacific Stars and Stripes.
1965-05-21Johnny Gilmore3-7-2
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USAWUD66
1965-04-26Jackie Lennon8-10-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD66
1965-03-11Harold McKeever2-11-1
Little River Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD88
referee: Eddie Eckert 80-74 | 78-77 | 78-75
1959-01-26Sonny Leon56-9-8
Nuevo Circo, Caracas, VenezuelaLUD1010
Pep was knocked down once in the 3rd, 6th, and 8th rounds, according to El Boxer.
1958-09-20Hogan Kid Bassey56-11-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO910
79-77 | 75-77 | 77-75
Pep was down twice in the 9th.
1958-08-26Al Duarte11-46-2
Glovers Bowl, North Adams, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
Duarte was a substitute for Manuel Baptista
1958-08-09Jesse Rodriguez17-17-1
Lake County Fairgrounds, Painesville, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1958-08-04Luis Carmona3-17-3
Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, Maine, USAWUD1010
1958-07-17Bobby Bell44-35-8
Arena, Norwood, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy McCarron 100-90 | judge: John Norton 100-90 | judge: Harry Sundberg 100-90
1958-07-01Bobby Soares22-18-1
Memorial Hall, Athol, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1958-06-23Pat McCoy36-35-10
Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1958-05-20Bobby Singleton14-6-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy McCarron 100-90 | judge: John Savko 100-91 | judge: Joe Santoro 100-85
1958-04-29Jimmy Kelly15-0-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy McCarron 100-91 | judge: Joe Santarpia 99-93 | judge: James Carrig 100-90
1958-04-14Cleo Ortiz9-23-3
Arcadia Ballroom, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1958-04-08George Stephany8-15-2
Arena, Bristol, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1958-03-31Prince Johnson13-4-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Cashman
1958-01-14Tommy Tibbs45-44-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALSD1010
referee: Eddie Curley 96-97 | judge: Joe Heirty 97-98 | judge: Joe Santarpia 96-95
1957-12-17Jimmy Connors14-0-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy McCarron 99-88 | judge: John Savko 99-91 | judge: Harry Sundberg 96-93
Connors was knocked down in the eighth and ninth rounds.
1957-07-23Russell Tague45-16-5
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
1957-07-16Manny Castro6-16-3
Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USAWUD1010
1957-05-10Manny Castro6-15-3
Memorial Stadium, Florence, South Carolina, USAWUD1010
referee: A.A. Tootie Pate 98-95 | 99-96 | 99-94
Source: The Florence Morning News
1957-04-23Cesar Morales16-12-6
War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USAWPTS1010
referee: Petey Sarron
1956-07-04Hector Bacquettes13-18-2
Roosevelt Stadium, Lawton, Oklahoma, USAWTKO510
referee: Max Baer
The result was changed to TKO5 per the AP report. Source: The Daily Oklahoman
1956-06-19Russell Tague41-10-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Bill Regan 97-95 | judge: Fred Aaronson 98-93 | judge: Gus Jacobson 96-95
1956-05-22Manuel Armenteros29-19-3
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWRTD610
referee: Jimmy Webb
Armenteros did not answer the bell for the 7th round.
1956-04-17Jackie Blair83-30-9
State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1956-03-27Buddy Baggett20-25-4
Sportatorium, Beaumont, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1956-03-16Kid Campeche8-18-1
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1010
1955-12-28Andy Arel17-5-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Coachman 99-91 | judge: Eddie Thal 99-93 | judge: Gus Jacobson 99-92
1955-12-13Leo Carter4-4-0
Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO4
1955-11-29Pappy Gault63-17-2
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1010
1955-10-10Charley Titone57-25-10
Maple Arena, Brockton, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1955-09-27Pappy Gault62-16-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1955-09-13Jimmy Ithia8-12-5
State Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO610
time: 1:54
1955-07-12Hector Rodriguez15-8-1
Hedges Stadium, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Muravnick 50-27
1955-06-14Mickey Mars17-6-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO710
referee: Bill Regan
1955-06-01Joey Cam32-8-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO310
time: 3:00 | referee: Eddie Curley 30-27 | judge: Joe Santarpia 30-27 | judge: John Norton 29-29
Bout was stopped at the end of the 3rd round, due to a bad cut over Cam's left eye.
1955-05-18Gil Cadilli22-3-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
100-82 | 99-87 | 99-87
1955-03-30Gil Cadilli21-3-3
Parks Air Force Base, California, USALSD1010
referee: Jack Downey 58-52 | judge: Eddie James 54-56 | judge: Tony Bosnich 54-56
1955-03-22Charley Titone56-22-10
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1955-03-11Myrel Olmstead13-21-2
State Armory, Bennington, Vermont, USAWPTS1010
1954-11-01Mario 'Eladio' Colon15-46-8
Beach Arena, Daytona Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
Daytona Beach Herald 2 November 1954
1954-08-18Til LeBlanc24-11-3
Moncton Arena, Moncton, New Brunswick, CanadaWUD1010
1954-07-24Mike Tourcotte7-3-1
Hartwell Field, Mobile, Alabama, USAWUD1010
1954-02-26Lulu Perez28-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO210
time: 1:53 | referee: Al Berl
Pep down 3 times in the 2nd round, forcing an automatic stoppage
Pep is believed to have taken a dive.

1954-01-19Davey Seabrook17-17-0
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1953-12-15Tony Longo34-18-8
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-12-08Billy Lima53-40-6
City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USAWKO210
1953-12-04Davey Allen43-13-5
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Shell 8-1
1953-11-21Sonny Luciano62-28-5
Armory, Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWUD1010
1953-06-05Pat Marcune35-11-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO1010
time: 0:14 | referee: Petey Scalzo 7-1 | judge: Jack Gordon 7-1 | judge: Young Otto 8-1
1953-05-13Jackie Blair72-21-8
Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Oliver Ball 99-83 | judge: Gene Ritchmond 99-93 | judge: Jimmy Neace 100-87
1953-04-07Noel Paquette9-5-4
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-03-31Joey Gambino9-1-3
Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-02-10Pepe Alvarez39-16-4
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USAWPTS1010
Alvarez was knocked down for an eight-count in the 10th round.
1953-01-27Dave Mitchell23-14-7
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-01-19Billy Lauderdale32-5-14
Nassau Stadium, Nassau, BahamasWUD1010
referee: Ian Allen
Lauderdale was knocked down in the 8th round.
1952-12-05Jorge Sanchez24-21-4
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
referee: Cy Gottfried
1952-11-19Fabela Chavez46-15-4
Oakland Avenue Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
referee: Ray Palmer 58-42 | judge: Fred Connell 58-42 | judge: Howard Hess 58-42
1952-11-05Manny Castro4-9-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO510
1952-10-20Billy Lima50-33-6
Baseball Park, Jacksonville, Florida, USAWUD1010
1952-10-01Armand Savoie38-8-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Bill Doty 53-47 | judge: Ed Hintz 51-49 | judge: George Kenny 54-46
1952-09-11Bobby Woods26-12-5
Denman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Bert Lowes 49-43 | judge: Blackie Bengert 48-42 | judge: Hector McDonald 50-41
1952-09-03Billy Lima50-30-6
Legion Field, Pensacola, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1952-06-30Tommy Collins53-9-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO610
time: 0:55 | referee: Joe Zapustas
1952-05-21Claude Hammond20-7-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless
1952-05-10Buddy Baggett18-12-3
Eustis Park, Aiken, South Carolina, USAWKO510
time: 1:50
1952-05-05Kenny Leach3-14-0
Golden Park, Columbus, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
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