Arturo Godoy

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Name: Arturo Godoy
Born: 1912-10-10
Birthplace: Iquique, Chile
Died: 1986-08-27 (Age:73)
Hometown: Iquique, Chile
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 0½″   /   184cm
Reach: 74″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Al Weill
Trainers: Charley Goldman, Whitey Bimstein
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Arturo Godoy had at least seven fights in his native Chile in 1931, soon after starting his professional boxing career. (Thus, his BoxRec record, so far, is to be considered incomplete.) In 1932 he went to fight in the United States for about a year. He then went to Cuba, Spain, and back home to South America, to meet such notables as Tommy Loughran (three times) and Luis Angel Firpo, before heading back north to the U.S.--rising through the world heavyweight ranks.

In 1939, back in Argentina, Godoy won the South American Heavyweight Title. He then went back to America to twice fight Joe Louis in 1940 for the World Heavyweight Title, losing the first by a split-decision, and the second by TKO.

He was featured on the cover of the May 1940 The Ring magazine.

Godoy announced his retirement in January 1953 (although his last bout documented by BoxRec occurred in late 1951), vacating the South American Heavyweight Title he had earlier regained once again.