Phil 'KO' Kaplan

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Name: Phil Kaplan
Alias: KO Phil Kaplan
Born: 1902-04-19
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died: 1983-08-01 (Age:81)
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5′ 9½″   /   177cm
Boxing Record: click

Division: Middlewight
Managers: Bill Duffy, Pete Stone, Jack Marrin, Harry (Champ) Seigel, Willie Lewis
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A highly ranked middleweight contender for several years in the mid-1920s, Phil Kaplan never received a title shot. Kaplan was another of the many excellent fighters to come out of New York's Lower East Side in this period. Kaplan was only stopped one time in his career and this stoppage was caused by a injury to his hands--it appears so far from the historical record that not only was Kaplan never KO'd, he never suffered a knockdown in his career.