George Latka


ID# 045535
status inactive
career 1954-1977
nationality USA
birth name George Joseph Latka
alias Professor
residence San Jose, California, USA
birth place Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Referee  250 bouts

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1977-02-05 Carlos Zarate
W-TKO
Fernando Cabanela
1:30    ref: George Latka

Stoppage win for Zarate after Cabanela was declared unfit to continue from a cut over his right eye he suffered in Round 2.
1976-12-16 Arturo Frias
W-TKO
Canelo Salinas
0:35    ref: George Latka
1976-12-09 Frankie Duarte
W-TKO
Martin Garcia
1976-09-16 Gerardo Aceves
W-TKO
Shoji Okano
2:47    ref: George Latka
1976-08-28 Lionel Rose
L-TKO
Rafael Limon
2:17    ref: George Latka
Rose was knocked down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 3rd round.
1976-06-02 Ruben Olivares
W-TKO
Charoensuk
Pornsangfa
2:58    ref: George Latka
Pornsangfa fought as Pajet Lupikanet, the featherweight champion of Thailand; he was knocked down three times.
1976-04-08 Howard Smith
NC-NC
John Jordan
1:44    ref: George Latka
Jordan could not continue from a low blow.
1975-11-29 Randy Shields
L-TKO
Vicente Mijares
Shields was stopped on cuts.
1975-10-25 Carlos Palomino
W-TKO
Eddie Alexander
1975-09-13 Danny Lopez
W-TKO
Antonio Nava
2:09    ref: George Latka
1975-08-16 Tony Sanchez
L-UD
Jose Antonio Rosa
ref: George Latka 3-6   Bobby Rings 1-8   Richard Steele 2-7
1975-06-20 Art Hafey
W-RTD
Vicente Blanco
1975-04-17 Joe Medrano
L-MD
Raul Cruz
ref: George Latka 3-5   Eddie Fierro 4-5   Richard Steele 4-4
Cruz down once in the 5th round.
1975-03-14 Alfonso Zamora
W-KO
Soo Hwan Hong
2:27    ref: George Latka

1975-03-01 Arturo Leon
L-UD
Randy Shields
ref: George Latka 1-9   Bobby Rings 1-8   Larry Rozadilla 1-8
1975-02-20 Pedro Lovell
W-UD
Charlie James
ref: George Latka 5-3   Rudy Jordan 5-3   Bobby Rings 7-0
1975-01-30 Jose Del Rio
W-KO
Jesus Ramirez
1:04    ref: George Latka
1975-01-18 Arturo Leon
W-MD
Jimmy Heair
ref: George Latka 5-5   Larry Rozadilla 6-4   John Thomas 6-5
1974-12-19 Monroe Brooks
W-TKO
Aurelio Muniz
1:58    ref: George Latka

1974-12-03 Armando Muniz
W-UD
Hedgemon Lewis
ref: George Latka 6-4   Bobby Rings 6-1   Larry Rozadilla 5-4
1974-11-23 Carlos Zarate
W-TKO
James Martinez
0:55    ref: George Latka
1974-07-09 Ruben Olivares
W-KO
Zensuke Utagawa
1:29    ref: George Latka 5-1   Rudy Jordan 4-0¼   Dick Young 6-0¼

Title vacated by Ernesto Marcel's retirement
1974-05-30 Buzzsaw Yamabe
W-SD
Lino Cordero
ref: George Latka 8-2   Bobby Rings 5-2   Larry Rozadilla 4-5
1974-05-09 Rudy Barro
W-MD
Jimmy Heair
ref: George Latka 5-4   Richard Steele 4-4   Dick Young 7-3
1974-03-15 Jesse Burnett
W-KO
Ray White
1974-03-07 Rudy Barro
W-TKO
Quincy Daniels
2:27    ref: George Latka
1974-02-14 Jose Luis Martin
del Campo
W-TKO
Yoshihiro Shikauchi
1974-01-11 Art Hafey
W-UD
Jose Olivares
ref: George Latka 6-3   Eddie Fierro 9-1   Frank Rustich 4-3
1973-12-13 Jimmy Heair
W-TKO
Ignacio Castaneda
2:38    ref: George Latka
Castaneda's record fell to 33-6-1, according to the Los Angeles Times
1973-12-06 Jose Luis Garcia
W-TKO
Charley Polite
1:30    ref: George Latka
1973-10-27 Arturo Pineda
L-KO
Jimmy Heair
1:57    ref: George Latka
1973-10-11 Armando Muniz
L-MD
Zovek Barajas
ref: George Latka 4-5   Larry Rozadilla 4-4   John Thomas 4-5
1973-08-18 Romeo Anaya
W-KO
Enrique Pinder
3:08    ref: George Latka

1973-07-19 Jose Luis Martin
del Campo
W-UD
Jorge Carrasco
ref: George Latka 9-2   Eddie Fierro 10-0   Dick Young 8-3
1973-05-03 Rigoberto Riasco
W-SD
Jose Angel Herrera
1973-03-29 Oscar Albarado
W-KO
Alex Olguin
1:44    ref: George Latka
1973-03-17 Rodolfo Gonzalez
W-TKO
Ruben Navarro
2:33    ref: George Latka

1973-03-08 Joe Medrano
W-UD
Jorge Valenzuela
ref: George Latka 6-4   Abe Cohen 6-4   Richard Steele 6-4
1973-02-22 Roberto Duran
W-TKO
Juan Medina
1:22    ref: George Latka
1973-02-01 Johnny Gant
W-UD
Ely Yares
ref: George Latka 7-3   Lee Grossman 7-2   Larry Rozadilla 8-2
1972-11-27 Angel Mayoral
L-TKO
Jimmy Heair
0:29    ref: George Latka
1972-10-19 Danny Lopez
W-KO
Jorge Reyes
1:25    ref: George Latka
Reyes down three times.
1972-09-28 Artemio Jeronimo
W-TKO
Carlos Villareal
1:30    ref: George Latka
1972-07-27 Danny Lopez
W-RTD
Yoshinobu Goto
3:00    ref: George Latka
Goto retired at the end of the eight round, citing an injured right hand.
1972-07-17 Bobby Chacon
W-KO
Alberto Perez
2:21    ref: George Latka
Perez also floored in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
1972-07-17 Shinichi Kadota
W-UD
Juan Collado
ref: George Latka 7-3   Abe Cohen 5-4   Bob Dossey 6-3
1972-07-06 Chango Carmona
W-TKO
Jimmy Robertson
2:50    ref: George Latka 3-3   Eddie Fierro 4-3   John Thomas 4-2

Cut eye stoppage.
1972-06-22 Arturo Pineda
W-KO
Walter Naldo
2:24    ref: George Latka
1972-06-12 Orlando de la
Fuente
W-SD
George Davis
ref: George Latka 3-5   Rudy Jordan 5-4   Richard Steele 5-4
1972-06-01 Benny Rodriguez
W-UD
Arturo Leon
ref: George Latka 8-5   Bob Dossey 10-4   Larry Rozadilla 8-5
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