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Tippy Larkin
Global ID9619
sexmale
birthdate 1917-11-11
death date 1991-12-10 (74)
divisionsuper lightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach71″   /   180cm
aliasThe Garfield Gunner
country USA
residenceGarfield, New Jersey, USA
birth placeGarfield, New Jersey, USA
birth nameAntonio Pilleteri
won 137 (KO 60) + lost 15 (KO 10) + drawn 1 = 154
rounds boxed 954 KO% 38.96
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1952-12-29Steve Marcello27-0-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USALTKO410
Larkin was down in the 2nd and 3rd. His manager stopped the bout during the 4th round.
1952-12-11Maurice Jenkins6-11-0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1952-10-23Maurice Jenkins6-10-0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
Larkin was floored in the 3rd.
1952-03-06Joey Lupo16-5-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALRTD18
Larkin was unable to answer the bell for round two because of a sprained ankle.
1951-11-29Alfredo La Grutta6-6-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD88
This bout was part of the last show ever held at the Broadway Arena
1951-11-06Manouk Markarian24-11-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1951-10-16Humberto Sierra47-21-5
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
Sierra was down three times
1949-12-07Bernard Docusen64-4-5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALRTD510
referee: Pete Giarusso
1949-10-24Aldo Minelli55-29-17
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1949-09-26Hy Meltzer32-1-4
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO210
1949-08-22Al Evans19-23-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1949-06-27Aldo Minelli54-26-17
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
Larkin had to rally in the late rounds to pull out a victory.
1949-06-13Al Guido48-30-14
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1949-05-02Giacomo Boderone15-5-8
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWTKO48
time: 1:15 | referee: Harry Coplan
1948-10-21Charley Fusari54-4-1
Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALTKO610
time: 2:35
1948-08-31Ruby Kessler38-14-2
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
Larkin won every round but the seventh.
1948-08-05Willie Beltram51-11-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO510
time: 3:00 | referee: Eddie Joseph
1948-07-26Joe Lucignano29-11-0
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Appell 10-0 | judge: Artie Aidala 10-0 | judge: Harold Barnes 9-1
1948-05-10Ruby Kessler36-11-2
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
1948-04-20Joe Lucignano28-8-0
Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1948-04-13Billy Kearns33-22-6
Salem Arena, Salem, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1948-01-26Joe DiMartino27-12-3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1947-12-29Pete Manchio24-42-8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1947-12-18Ernie Petrone33-40-9
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWTKO510
1947-06-20Ike Williams81-10-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO410
time: 1:44
Larkin was dropped on a delayed reaction by a right hand. He was then put down again by another right hand for the count.
1947-06-04Lou Fortuna17-38-3
Pierce Memorial Stadium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO610
1947-03-21Billy Graham62-2-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-2 | judge: Marty Monroe 8-2 | judge: Joe Agnello 9-1
1947-02-14Charley Fusari44-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO910
time: 2:49 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1946-11-21Tommy Mills32-38-3
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWTKO410
1946-11-05Johnny Jones18-60-7
Manchester, New Hampshire, USANCNC110
referee: Johnny Harko
1946-09-13Willie Joyce71-17-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1212
World Jr. Welterweight Title
The scoring was 10-2, 9-3, and 9-3, all in favor of Larkin.

1946-08-21Bobby McIntire55-51-9
Arcadia Club, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1946-08-01Bobby Claus7-11-1
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO510
1946-04-29Willie Joyce68-16-9
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1212
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: Joe Blumsack | judge: Joe Santarpia
Vacant World Jr. Welterweight Title
1946-03-22Nick Moran12-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Benny Leonard 8-2 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 7-3 | judge: Frank Forbes 9-1
1946-03-06Bobby McIntire52-44-9
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1946-02-20Solomon Stewart9-22-1
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO310
1945-11-16Nick Moran11-6-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
Attendance: 13,334; Gate: $53,047
Scoring: 6-4, 6-4, 7-3

1945-08-03Willie Joyce61-13-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 7-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 8-2 | judge: George LeCron 8-2
1945-07-17Joey Gambaro38-26-7
Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
1945-06-29Jackie Peters2-10-0
Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1944-06-02Freddie Archer55-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
time: 1:24 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
1944-03-23Allie Stolz53-7-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 3:00 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1944-02-09Lulu Costantino81-8-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Young Otto 9-0 | judge: Sam Robinson 8-2 | judge: Joe Agnello 9-1
1944-01-14Bobby Ruffin54-16-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Young Otto 5-5 | judge: Bill Healy 6-4 | judge: Joe Agnello 4-6
1943-12-20Gene Ward11-27-3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO410
1943-12-10Doll Rafferty14-7-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
time: 2:25
Rafferty was knocked down three times in the 2nd round.
1943-11-15Al Costa52-8-1
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWUD1010
1943-10-29George 'Red' Doty27-20-5
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWRTD410
1943-10-16Johnny Jones9-33-3
New York, New York, USAWPTS88
Location is in New York City according to AP article.
1943-09-15Patsy Spataro19-11-4
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1943-08-20Harry Teaney18-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1943-08-17Ruby Garcia21-35-8
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1943-07-20Johnny Jones7-27-1
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1943-06-23Bobby McIntire49-30-5
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO58
time: 2:58 | referee: Joe Mangold
1943-06-17Joe De Jesus30-62-5
Mooers Field, Richmond, Virginia, USAWTKO510
time: 0:45
De Jesus was billed as Joe Torres.
1943-03-08Henry Armstrong125-16-7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALKO210
referee: Joe Gorman
1942-12-18Beau Jack49-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO315
referee: Young Otto
vacant NYSAC World lightweight title
Recognition as World Champion in New Jersey was also at stake. Larkin was down once in the 1st and 3rd, and had to be carried to his corner when he was counted out in the 3rd.
1942-11-16Freddie Archer49-4-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1942-10-26Abe Denner32-17-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1942-10-19Charley 'Dixie' Davis17-4-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWRTD710
1942-10-05Charley 'Dixie' Davis17-3-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1942-06-23Billy Davis29-14-5
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1942-06-09Carmine Fatta41-8-3
MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1942-06-03Leo Rodak71-18-7
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1942-04-13Jerry Moore4-3-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
Moore was called Jerry Williams.
1942-01-30Chester Rico30-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1942-01-12Tommy Cross45-23-8
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO68
Larkin went into the ring without his trunks
1941-12-22Carmine Fatta34-5-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
Fatta threatened to quit the fight between the sixth and seventh frames after his second, Fred Amorsa, slapped him in the face. He climbed through the ropes and stood on the ring apron during the minute rest period, but at the urging of his other seconds was back in the ring just as the seventh opened. After the bout Chief Boxing Inspector P. James Pellechia meted out an indefinite suspension to Amorsa for "conduct unbecoming a second."
1941-12-16Tommy Speigal76-41-9
Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1941-09-16Joey Zodda55-50-9
Belmont Park, Garfield, New Jersey, USAWKO48
Zodda was knocked down twice in the 4th.
1941-08-08George Zengaras55-23-7
High School Field, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frank Manna 9-0
1941-07-18Ray Bonti7-20-5
Lodi, New Jersey, USAWTKO18
time: 2:40
1941-06-16Freddie Archer23-2-0
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO110
time: 1:22
1941-05-05Abe Cohen9-6-2
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USAWKO28
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