Tippy Larkin

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Tippy Larkin
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Tippy Larkin
Alias: The Garfield Gunner
Birth Name: Antonio Pilleteri
Hometown: Garfield, New Jersey, USA
Birthplace: Garfield, New Jersey, USA
Died: 1991-12-10 (Age:74)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 170cm
Reach: 180cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Manager: Angelo Pucci
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Also known as the "Garfield Ghost" and the "Garfield Gunner," Tippy Larkin was featured on the cover of The Ring Magazine: July 1944.

Larkin was born Anthony Pilleteri, and took the name Tippy from the initials for Tony Pilleteri. He got Larkin from his older brother, Frank, who boxed professionally as Bobby Larkin.


Preceded by:
Barney Ross
Vacates 09 Apr 1935
World Junior Welterweight Champion
29 April 1946–Vacates 1946
division lapses until 1959
Succeeded by:
Carlos Ortiz
12 June 1959