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[[Image:Filippo.Buchanan.Ortiz.jpg|left|Lou Filippo, Ken Buchanan, Carlos Ortiz]]
 
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<boxer>012659</boxer>
 
<boxer>012659</boxer>
'''Division''': Lightweight<br>  
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'''Division:'''  Lightweight<br>
Annotated [http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=012659 Fight Record]<br>
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'''Trainer:'''  [[Jackie McCoy]]<br>
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'''Manager:''' Jackie McCoy<br>
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<small>Photo: Lou Filippo (left), [[Boxer:Ken_Buchanan:000142|Ken Buchanan]], [[Boxer:Carlos_Ortiz:008387|Carlos Ortiz]] (Los Angeles: Oct. 2000)</small>
  
Filippo, a former professional boxer, went on to referee and judge many bouts, mainly in the Southern California area. Some of the fights he officiated can be found [http://www.boxrec.com/official_search.php?official_id=95 here].
 
  
A retrospective of his career can be found in the [[Ring_Magazine:_Holiday_1999|Holiday 1999]] issue of [[The_Ring|''The Ring'']] magazine. He also appeared as either a referee or announcer in every "Rocky" movie, starring Sylvester Stallone. His movie credits are [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0277221/ here].
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*Exact date of birth unknown
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*One of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
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*Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944
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*Former professional boxer, with reportedly more than 250 bouts (amateur & 42 pro starts)
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*Annotated [http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=012659 Fight Record]
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*Named ''Action Fighter of the Year'' in Los Angeles (1957)
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*Manager and trainer (trained World Champion [[Boxer:Don_Jordan:009709|Don Jordan]] for a couple of fights)
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*Got into refereeing in 1973 at the suggestion of [[Olympic Auditorium]] promoter [[Aileen Lebell|Aileen Eaton]]
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*Has appeared as either a referee or announcer in every "Rocky" movie, starring Sylvester Stallone. His movie credits are [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0277221/ here].
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*Currently (2005) an executive with the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in California, as well as an active boxing judge and referee.
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*Officiating [http://www.boxrec.com/official_search.php?official_id=95 Record]
  
Currently (2005) he is an executive with the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in California, as well as an active boxing judge and referee.
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<small>Source: ''The Ring'' magazine: [[Ring_Magazine:_Holiday_1999|Holiday 1999]] issue, pp. 55-57</small>
  
<small>Photo: Lou Filippo (left), [[Boxer:Ken_Buchanan:000142|Ken Buchanan]], [[Boxer:Carlos_Ortiz:008387|Carlos Ortiz]] (Los Angeles: Oct. 2000)</small>
 
  
 
[[Category:Referees|Filippo, Lou]]
 
[[Category:Referees|Filippo, Lou]]
 
[[Category:Judges|Filippo, Lou]]
 
[[Category:Judges|Filippo, Lou]]
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[[Category:Trainers|Filippo, Lou]]

Revision as of 05:57, 14 July 2005

Lou Filippo, Ken Buchanan, Carlos Ortiz

Name: Lou Filippo
Born: 1925-12-01
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 2009-11-02 (Age:83)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Boxing Record: click
Judging Record: click
Refereeing Record: click

Division: Lightweight
Trainer: Jackie McCoy
Manager: Jackie McCoy
Photo: Lou Filippo (left), Ken Buchanan, Carlos Ortiz (Los Angeles: Oct. 2000)


  • Exact date of birth unknown
  • One of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
  • Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944
  • Former professional boxer, with reportedly more than 250 bouts (amateur & 42 pro starts)
  • Annotated Fight Record
  • Named Action Fighter of the Year in Los Angeles (1957)
  • Manager and trainer (trained World Champion Don Jordan for a couple of fights)
  • Got into refereeing in 1973 at the suggestion of Olympic Auditorium promoter Aileen Eaton
  • Has appeared as either a referee or announcer in every "Rocky" movie, starring Sylvester Stallone. His movie credits are here.
  • Currently (2005) an executive with the World Boxing Hall of Fame in California, as well as an active boxing judge and referee.
  • Officiating Record

Source: The Ring magazine: Holiday 1999 issue, pp. 55-57