Phil 'KO' Kaplan

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Name: Phil Kaplan
Alias: KO Phil Kaplan
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died: 1983-08-01 (Age:81)
Height: 177cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Division: Middlewight
Managers: Bill Duffy, Pete Stone, Jack Marrin, Harry (Champ) Segal, Willie Lewis
Trainer: Ray Arcel

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A highly-ranked middleweight contender for several years in the mid-1920s, Phil Kaplan never received a title shot. Kaplan was another of the many excellent fighters to come out of New York's Lower East Side in this period. Kaplan was stopped only once in his career, and this stoppage was caused by an injury to his hands. It appears that not only was Kaplan never KO'd, he never suffered a knockdown in his career.