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*Exact date of birth unknown
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*Exact date of birth unknown. Born in Los Angeles, California.
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*Attended Fremont High School, Los Angeles
 
*One of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
 
*One of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
*Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944
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*Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944 at Guadacanal, South Pacific
 
*Former professional boxer, with reportedly more than 250 bouts (amateur & 42 pro starts)
 
*Former professional boxer, with reportedly more than 250 bouts (amateur & 42 pro starts)
 
*Annotated [http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=012659 Fight Record]
 
*Annotated [http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=012659 Fight Record]
 
*Named ''Action Fighter of the Year'' in Los Angeles (1957)
 
*Named ''Action Fighter of the Year'' in Los Angeles (1957)
 
*Manager and trainer (trained World Champion [[Boxer:Don_Jordan:009709|Don Jordan]] for a couple of fights)
 
*Manager and trainer (trained World Champion [[Boxer:Don_Jordan:009709|Don Jordan]] for a couple of fights)
*Got into refereeing in 1973 at the suggestion of [[Olympic Auditorium]] promoter [[Aileen Lebell|Aileen Eaton]]
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*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 [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0277221/ here].
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*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].
*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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*Spent 43 years with Thermo-Electron--Cal Doran Division
*Officiating [http://www.boxrec.com/official_search.php?official_id=95 Record]
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*Currently (2005) an executive with the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in California (since 1983)
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*Past President of the WBHOF
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*Active boxing judge and referee; Officiating [http://www.boxrec.com/official_search.php?official_id=95 Record]
  
<small>Source: ''The Ring'' magazine: [[Ring_Magazine:_Holiday_1999|Holiday 1999]] issue, pp. 55-57</small>
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<small>Sources: ''The Ring'' magazine, [[Ring_Magazine:_Holiday_1999|Holiday 1999]] issue, pp. 55-57; WBHOF Year 2000 Souvenir Program</small>
  
  
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[[Category:Judges|Filippo, Lou]]
 
[[Category:Judges|Filippo, Lou]]
 
[[Category:Trainers|Filippo, Lou]]
 
[[Category:Trainers|Filippo, Lou]]
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[[Category:Boxers who served in World War II|Filippo, Lou]]

Revision as of 20:47, 19 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. Born in Los Angeles, California.
  • Attended Fremont High School, Los Angeles
  • One of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
  • Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944 at Guadacanal, South Pacific
  • 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
  • Appeared as either a referee or announcer in every "Rocky" movie, starring Sylvester Stallone. His movie credits are here.
  • Spent 43 years with Thermo-Electron--Cal Doran Division
  • Currently (2005) an executive with the World Boxing Hall of Fame in California (since 1983)
  • Past President of the WBHOF
  • Active boxing judge and referee; Officiating Record

Sources: The Ring magazine, Holiday 1999 issue, pp. 55-57; WBHOF Year 2000 Souvenir Program