King Levinsky boxer

King Levinsky boxer
bouts
116
won
74
lost
35
draw
7
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1928-07-13
Height
5′ 11″/180cm
Reach
74″/188cm
Age
81
Born
1910-09-10
Death
1991-09-30
Nationality
USA

Levinsky was a rated heavyweight whose biggest wins came against ex-heavyweight champion Jack Sharkey on a 10-round decision, and ex-lightheavyweight champion Tommy Loughran, also on a decision. He was defeated twice by Primo Carnera, and also lost to Max Baer. Although he never fought for the title, Levinsky faced all of the top fighters of his era.Levinsky is best remembered for "freezing" in his fight with Joe Louis, who knocked him out in the first round. On February 18, 1931, Levinsky also fought a 4-round exhibition with Jack Dempsey. Dempsey had embarked on a tour of exhibition bouts and was contemplating a comeback. The Levinsky fight convinced him that he was through as a fighter.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1939-07-11 Frankie Edgren LWDWWW Memphis LOST
KO
1939-06-02 Jay D Turner WLLLLW Dallas LOST
Points
1939-05-31 Babe Ritchie LWLWWW Softball Park, Lubbock LOST
KO
1938-07-11 Johnny Paychek WWWWWW Riverview Park, Des Moines LOST
Technical knockout
1937-10-07 Jack Conley L Dubuque WIN
KO
1937-04-27 Jack Doyle WWWLLW Empire Pool, Wembley LOST
Points
1937-02-09 Bob Nestell WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Technical knockout
1937-01-05 Maxie Rosenbloom WWWWWD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Points
1936-12-01 Babe Hunt WLWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1936-11-10 Nash Garrison LLWLLW Civic Auditorium, San Jose DRAW
Points
1936-09-22 Leo Lomski WWDWLW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Points
1936-09-01 Marty Gallagher LLWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington LOST
Unanimous decision
1936-07-20 Big Boy Brackey WLWWLW Offermann Stadium, Buffalo WIN
Points
1936-07-07 Lee Ramage WLLWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Points
1936-06-26 Joe Bauer WWLWDL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1936-06-05 Harold Murphy DLDLLL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Points
1936-05-26 Pepe Del Rio W Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1936-04-07 Lee Ramage WWWLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
1936-02-14 Phil Brubaker WDWWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco LOST
Points
1936-01-27 Alfred Rogers WWWWLL Auditorium, Oakland WIN
KO
1936-01-14 Hank Hankinson WWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1935-10-09 Marty Gallagher WDLLWW Griffith Stadium, Washington LOST
Points
1935-08-07 Joe Louis WWWWWW Comiskey Park, Chicago LOST
Technical knockout
1935-06-10 Tom Jones LLLLLW Peoria WIN
Points
1935-06-07 Jack Slade Municipal Stadium, Davenport WIN
KO
1935-05-27 Hans Birkie LLLLWL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Points
1935-04-15 Hans Birkie DLLLLW City Auditorium, Denver WIN
KO
1935-04-04 Bob Williams WWLWLL Tulsa WIN
KO
1935-04-01 Joe Rice LLWLLL Oklahoma City WIN
KO
1935-03-27 Babe Hunt WWWWLW Fair Park Live Stock Arena, Dallas WIN
Points
1935-03-04 Salvatore Ruggirello WLLWLW Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1935-02-21 Jack Wagner Daytona Beach WIN
KO
1935-02-19 Jack Townsend LLLLW Jacksonville WIN
KO
1935-02-14 Ted DeMarino Dixie Theatre, West Palm Beach WIN
KO
1935-02-11 Eddie Civil LWWWWL Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
1935-02-04 Merrill 'Red' Tonn LWLLLW Legion Coliseum, Sarasota WIN
KO
1934-11-23 Art Lasky WWWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago DRAW
Points
1934-09-28 Salvatore Ruggirello LWLLWL Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
KO
1934-09-20 Art Sykes LLWWWW Wrigley Field, Chicago WIN
Points
1934-06-12 Art Lasky WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1934-04-17 Lee Ramage WWLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1934-03-09 Walter Neusel WWWWWD Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Majority decision
1934-02-09 Charley Massera DWDWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1933-12-29 Don McCorkindale DWWWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
1933-09-18 Jack Sharkey WLDWWL Comiskey Park, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1933-06-02 Tuffy Griffiths LWLLLW Mills Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1933-05-03 Charley Retzlaff WWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
1933-02-24 Johnny Risko LLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1933-02-02 Unknown Winston WWWLWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1933-01-23 KO Christner WDWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1933-01-10 Tommy Loughran WLLLWL Convention Hall, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1932-12-09 Primo Carnera WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Split-decision
1932-10-13 Joe Sekyra LWWLLL Auditorium, Minneapolis LOST
1932-09-22 Angus Snyder WLWLWL City Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Technical knockout
1932-09-01 Johnny Risko WLLWWW Municipal Stadium, Cleveland LOST
Points
1932-07-04 Max Baer WWWWWW Dempsey's Bowl, Reno LOST
Points
1932-04-29 Mickey Walker WWDWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Split-decision
1932-01-29 Max Baer LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1932-01-15 Paulino Uzcudun LWLWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Majority decision
1931-12-18 Tommy Loughran WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1931-11-19 Primo Carnera WWWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1931-10-30 Jimmy Slattery WLWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
1931-09-30 Joe Sekyra LWWWWW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
Points
1931-09-09 Young Con O'Kelly WLLDLL White City Arena, Chicago DRAW
Split-decision
1931-07-01 Ace Hudkins WLWLL Mills Stadium, Chicago LOST
Points
1931-06-09 Pat McCarthy WWWLLL Kanawha Park, Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
1931-05-08 Emmett Rocco DWLLLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
1931-04-27 Emmett Rocco DDWLLL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh LOST
Points
1931-04-21 Johnny Risko WLLLLW Arena, Boston LOST
Points
1931-03-31 Young Con O'Kelly WWWLWW Arena, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1931-03-06 Tuffy Griffiths WWWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Points
1931-02-06 Jack Gagnon LLLWWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
KO
1931-01-30 Harry Dillon WLWLLW Riverview Rink, Milwaukee WIN
KO
1931-01-14 Jimmy Slattery WLWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Points
1930-11-21 Tommy Loughran WWLLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOST
Unanimous decision
1930-11-06 Jimmy Slattery WWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
1930-10-14 Tom Kirby LLWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
1930-09-11 Leo Lomski DDDWDD Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
1930-08-29 Jack Kracken WWWLL Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1930-08-16 Len Darcy DDLLDW North Shore Arena, South Haven WIN
Points
1930-08-01 Bud Doran LLWWLL Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago WIN
Points
1930-07-18 Jimmy Mahoney WLLLLL Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago WIN
KO
1930-07-11 KO White LWLWDL Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago WIN
Points
1930-06-20 Paul Pantaleo WWWWDW Blue Mound Race Track, Milwaukee LOST
Points
1930-05-28 Mitz Minikel LLWLWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
KO
1930-04-30 Al Keegan WWLDW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1930-04-21 Mitz Minikel WLLWLW Auditorium, Milwaukee LOST
Points
1930-04-03 Dave Maier WWWWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Technical knockout
1930-03-24 Paul Swiderski WWLLWL White City Arena, Chicago LOST
Points
1930-03-08 Leon Lucas WWWWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
KO
1930-02-11 Al Stillman WWWLWW Arena, Saint Louis LOST
1930-02-07 Chick Rife WWLLWW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1930-01-31 Jack Barry LWLWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
1930-01-23 Johnny Freeman LWWWWW Rainbo Fronton, Chicago WIN
Points
1929-12-26 Tom Jones WWL Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago WIN
Points
1929-11-18 Ted Ross WWWWLL White City Arena, Chicago LOST
1929-10-29 Russell Buelick LDLWDL Guyon's Paradise Ballroom, Chicago WIN
KO
1929-10-22 Russell Buelick LDLWD Guyon's Paradise Ballroom, Chicago WIN
KO
1929-10-16 Nick Taft LWWLWD Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1929-08-12 Tommy O'Brien LWLWL Logan Square Baseball Park, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1929-07-09 Johnny Sherrod WWWWLL Logan Square Baseball Park, Chicago WIN
Points
1929-07-04 Frankie Ryan Mills Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
1929-06-24 Joe Corrado WLDLLD Logan Square Baseball Park, Chicago WIN
KO
1929-06-10 Joe Corrado WWLDLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago DRAW
Points
1929-05-24 Mickey Furey LLLLLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
KO
1929-04-29 Art Schragel White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1929-03-25 Johnny Sherrod LWWWLW Coliseum, Chicago LOST
Points
1929-03-12 Chuck Benoit WWWWLL Coliseum, Chicago WIN
KO
1929-02-04 Billy O'Brien LLLLLL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1929-01-22 Johnny DeCoursey WLLDLW Hippodrome, Chicago DRAW
Points
1929-01-08 Sam Curtis DDW Hippodrome, Chicago WIN
Points
1928-11-26 Mickey Furey LLLLLL White City Arena, Chicago WIN
Points
1928-10-29 Nick Taft DLLLWW White City Arena, Chicago WIN
KO
1928-10-09 Cecil Hurt DLWDW Hippodrome, Chicago LOST
1928-09-27 Russell Buelick LDLW Midway Gardens, Chicago DRAW
Points
1928-09-06 Jimmy Gardner LLWDL Mills Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
1928-08-20 Joe Greb WDWLDL Midway Gardens, Chicago WIN
Points
1928-07-13 Nick Taft LLDLLL Hippodrome, Chicago LOST
Points