Pete Podgorski

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Name: Pete Podgorski
Birth Name: Peter Podgorski
Born: 1953-12-31
Hometown: Illinois, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Boxing Record: click
Judging Record: click
Refereeing Record: click

Amateur Career Record

  • Amateur record: 45-12, 20 Knockouts (RSC)
  • 1972, Chicago, C.Y.O. 147 lb. Champion
  • 1973, Wisconsin, Fox Valley - Golden Gloves 147 lb. Champion
  • 1973, April, September, Fought as a member of U.S.A. Boxing Teams at Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight.
  • 1977, March - Chicago Park District, 156 lb. Open Division Champion

Podgorski's amateur record includes wins over several tournament champions, many of whom turned professional: Allen Muleman Alexander, Robert Hughes, Harold Scully Jr., Johnny Lira, Willie LaBoy, Warren Thunder, Lewis Velez, Frank Mc Govern, Stan Cooper, Enrique Maldonado, Rick Wilson, Jose Mendoza, and Billy 'Shane' Page.

Professional Titles

Officiating Record

As of April 2015, Podgorski has officiated 100+ total title bouts and eliminators.

World Title bouts, (62) as a professional boxing official traveling to Amsterdam, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa and several States in the U.S.A.

Title bout officiating history

Notable Fights Refereed

Notable Fights Judged

Family Boxing History

Pete is the son of Ray Podgorski a retired electrician (local 134) who had one amateur contest. Working the corner for Ray in his bout was NFL Pro football legend Red Grange. Podgorski's opponent received his instructions from NBA star George Mikan.

Brother of professionals, Stan and Leo Podgorski. Pete is the father of former amateur boxers, Mike Podgorski (11-0) and Matthew Podgorski, a professional Judge and Referee, who as an amateur compiled a record of 27-6 winning the Chicago Golden Gloves and Park District Tournaments in 1997.

Title History

Preceded by:
Wayne Powell
USA Mid West light middleweight title
1985 July 12 – 1986 July 11
Succeeded by:
Harold Brazier

  • Bout originally for: USA Mid West Jr. Middleweight title

Weight class later redefined as Super Welterweight and now listed as

  • vacant USA Mid West super welterweight title

External Links

  • Wikipedia 2 - [1]

Family History Grandparents, family names - Podgorski, La Montagne, Lynn, Legenza

Listed in the publication

Third man in the Ring

Third Man in the Ring: Pete Podgorski

CyberBoxingZone HOF article

CBZ HOF article

* Illinois MMA/Boxing HOF article

Link to IL MA/BOXING HOF Webpage


* Illinois Martial Arts/Boxing HOF Webpage