Bobby Leitham

6 1 2
0 KOs 0 KOs
status inactive
bouts 9
rounds 52
KOs 0%
career 1930-1931
debut 1930-01-27

ID# 041259
sex male
alias Verdun Flash-George LaRocco
nationality Canada
stance orthodox
height 5′ 3″   /   160cm
residence Verdun, Quebec, Canada
birth place Scotland, United Kingdom

Boxing Amateur 9 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1931-08-10 Val Gregorio 1 0 0
Arena, Syracuse
W-PTS
Leitham fought as George LaRocco (Syracuse Journal).
1931-04-13 Frankie Wallace 10 2 0
Arena, Syracuse
L-PTS
Leitham used alias George LoRocco (Syracuse Journal),
1931-02-16 Frankie Wallace 8 1 0
Arena, Syracuse
W-PTS
"Bobby Leitham..ia going great guns, (He defeated Frankie Wallace and then beat Mickey Slavin.) From The Ring, May 1931, page 62. Leitham fought Wallace while using the name of George LaRocco. (It was an issue fought out in U.S. sports as to whether or not an athlete could jump back and forth between the professional and amateur ranks. The prevalent point of view, usually held to the present day, was that athletes lost their amateur status permanently after performing professionally even one time. This distinction still prevails, but has been overlooked in certain cases. For instance, the Olympic boxer Eddid Flynn (of New Orleans) moved back and forth rather freely between the two ranks.
1930-11-10 Johnny Brennan 1 0 0
Arena, Syracuse
D-PTS
Brennan used "bootleg" alias Johnny Cello while Leitham used alias George LaRocco (Syracuse Journal).
1930-08-04 Sammy Swartz 2 1 0
Arena, Syracuse
W-PTS
Leitham used alias George LaRocco of Montreal (Syracuse Journal).
1930-03-31 Mickey Barron 55 5 18
Arena, Syracuse
W-PTS
Leitham used bootleg alias George La Rocco (Syracuse Journal).
1930-03-03 Meyer Stein debut
Arena, Syracuse
W-PTS
Leitham used alias George La Rocco on this bootleg amateur card (Syracuse Journal).
1930-02-03 Mickey Barron 53 5 15
Arena, Syracuse
D-PTS
Leitham used alias George LaRocco (Syracuse Journal).
1930-01-27 Mickey Barron 53 4 15
Arena, Syracuse
W-DQ
As George LaRocco of Montreal (Syracuse Journal).