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'''Division:'''  Lightweight<br>
 
'''Division:'''  Lightweight<br>
 
'''Trainer:'''  [[Jackie McCoy]]<br>
 
'''Trainer:'''  [[Jackie McCoy]]<br>
 
'''Manager:''' Jackie McCoy<br>
 
'''Manager:''' Jackie McCoy<br>
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'''Officiating Record:''' [http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=400938&cat=judge Judge]<br>
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'''Officiating Record:''' [http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=400938&cat=referee Referee]<br>
 
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*Attended John C. Fremont High School in south Los Angeles
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* Attended John C. Fremont High School in south Los Angeles
*Began boxing at the [[97th Street Arena]] and became one of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
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* Began boxing at the [[97th Street Arena]] and became one of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
*Joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, became a Pharmacist Mate, 2nd Class (medic), and served aboard the USS ''South Dakota''
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* Joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, became a Pharmacist Mate, 2nd Class (medic), and served aboard the USS ''South Dakota''
*Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944 at Guadacanal, South Pacific; as well as the 1945 Naval Base 125-pound Championship (his team-mate was [[Joey DeJohn]])
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* Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944 at Guadacanal, South Pacific; as well as the 1945 Naval Base 125-pound Championship (his team-mate was [[Joey DeJohn]])
  
*After his discharge from the Navy, he won the US Diamond Belt (lightweight division)
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* After his discharge from the Navy, he won the US Diamond Belt (lightweight division)
*Had more than 250 amateur bouts before embarking on a professional career
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* Had more than 250 amateur bouts before embarking on a professional career
*Named ''Action Fighter of the Year'' in Los Angeles (1957)
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* Named ''Action Fighter of the Year'' in Los Angeles (1957)
*Manager and trainer (trained World Champion [[Don Jordan]] for a couple of fights)
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* Manager and trainer (trained World Champion [[Don Jordan]] for a couple of fights)
*Went into refereeing in 1973 at the suggestion of [[Olympic Auditorium]] promoter [[Aileen Eaton]]
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* Went into refereeing in 1973 at the suggestion of [[Olympic Auditorium]] promoter [[Aileen Eaton]]
*Officiated over 85 championship bouts
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* Officiated over 85 championship bouts
*Judge: Officiating [http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=400938&cat=judge record]
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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].
*Referee: Officiating [http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=400938&cat=referee record]
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* Spent 43 years with Thermo-Electron, Cal Duran Division
*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 (since 1983)
*Spent 43 years with Thermo-Electron, Cal Duran Division
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* Served two terms as President of the WBHOF
*Currently (2005) an executive with the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in California (since 1983)
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* Husband of Pat; father of Debbie and Patty
*Served two terms as President of the WBHOF
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* Currently (2005) remains an active boxing judge and referee
*Husband of Pat; father of Debbie and Patty
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* Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]], "Expanded Category" (Referees & Judges & Timekeepers)
*Currently (2005) remains an active boxing judge and referee
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* Inducted into the [[John C. Fremont Hall of Fame]]
*Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]], "Expanded Category" (Referees & Judges & Timekeepers)
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* 2005 Inductee into the [[California Boxing Hall of Fame]]
*Inducted into the [[John C. Fremont Hall of Fame]]
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*2005 Inductee into the [[California Boxing Hall of Fame]]
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<small>Sources: ''The Ring'' magazine, [[Ring_Magazine:_Holiday_1999|Holiday 1999]] issue, pp. 55-57; WBHOF Year 2000 Souvenir Program; www.fightworld.us</small>
 
<small>Sources: ''The Ring'' magazine, [[Ring_Magazine:_Holiday_1999|Holiday 1999]] issue, pp. 55-57; WBHOF Year 2000 Souvenir Program; www.fightworld.us</small>
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<small>Photo: Lou Filippo (left), [[Ken Buchanan]], [[Carlos Ortiz]] (Los Angeles: Oct. 2000)</small>
 
<small>Photo: Lou Filippo (left), [[Ken Buchanan]], [[Carlos Ortiz]] (Los Angeles: Oct. 2000)</small>
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Revision as of 00:13, 10 April 2008

Lou Filippo
Lou Filippo

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
Officiating Record: Judge
Officiating Record: Referee

  • Attended John C. Fremont High School in south Los Angeles
  • Began boxing at the 97th Street Arena and became one of California's top amateur boxers of the 1940s
  • Joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, became a Pharmacist Mate, 2nd Class (medic), and served aboard the USS South Dakota
  • Won the South Pacific All-Services 125-pound title in 1944 at Guadacanal, South Pacific; as well as the 1945 Naval Base 125-pound Championship (his team-mate was Joey DeJohn)
  • After his discharge from the Navy, he won the US Diamond Belt (lightweight division)
  • Had more than 250 amateur bouts before embarking on a professional career
  • Named Action Fighter of the Year in Los Angeles (1957)
  • Manager and trainer (trained World Champion Don Jordan for a couple of fights)
  • Went into refereeing in 1973 at the suggestion of Olympic Auditorium promoter Aileen Eaton
  • Officiated over 85 championship bouts
  • 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 Duran Division
  • Currently (2005) an executive with the World Boxing Hall of Fame in California (since 1983)
  • Served two terms as President of the WBHOF
  • Husband of Pat; father of Debbie and Patty
  • Currently (2005) remains an active boxing judge and referee
  • Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Referees & Judges & Timekeepers)
  • Inducted into the John C. Fremont Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Inductee into the California Boxing Hall of Fame

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

Lou Filippo, Ken Buchanan, Carlos Ortiz


Photo: Lou Filippo (left), Ken Buchanan, Carlos Ortiz (Los Angeles: Oct. 2000)