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Larry Gains boxer

Larry Gains image
Status inactive
Age 81
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1923-06-23
Born 1901-12-12
Death 1983-07-26
Nationality Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
bouts
145
won
117
lost
22
draw
5
bouts
145
won
117
lost
22
draw
5
Status inactive
Age 81
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1923-06-23
Born 1901-12-12
Death 1983-07-26
Nationality Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lawrence Samuel "Larry" Gains (12 December 1900 – 26 July 1983) was a Black Canadian heavyweight boxer who was champion of Canada and the British Empire. One of the top heavyweights of his era, he was denied the opportunity to become World Champion due to the bar on black boxers competing for the title.

Lawrence Samuel "Larry" Gains (12 December 1900 – 26 July 1983) was a Black Canadian heavyweight boxer who was champion of Canada and the British Empire. One of the top heavyweights of his era, he was denied the opportunity to become World Champion due to the bar on black boxers competing for the title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 6, 1942 Jack London WWWWWL Caird Hall, Dundee LOSS
KO
May 28, 1941 Jack London WLWWWW New St James Hall, Newcastle LOSS
KO
Feb. 19, 1941 Sergeant Elemett WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1941 Jack London WWWLWW The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
KO
Feb. 12, 1940 George James WLLLWL Aldershot WIN
Points
May 17, 1939 Tommy Farr LLLLLW Ninian Park, Cardiff LOSS
Technical knockout
March 16, 1939 Len Harvey WLLWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1938 George James WWWWWW Mountain Ash vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 14, 1938 Claudio Villar LLLDWL Waverley Market, Edinburgh DRAW
Points
Aug. 23, 1938 Harry Staal LLWLWW St.Helier Stadium, St Helier, Jersey WIN
Points
March 10, 1938 Pat Marrinan WWWLLL Romford Road Baths, West Ham WIN
Points
Feb. 21, 1938 Albert Di Meglio WWWLLW Sheffield WIN
KO
Jan. 17, 1938 Bill Wainwright WWWLWW Sheffield WIN
KO
Jan. 9, 1938 Presidio Pavesi LWLDLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1937 Pinkie Jenkins WWLWLW Swansea WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1937 Jack Pettifer LLLLWL Romford Road Baths, West Ham WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 1937 Hans Schoenrath WWWWWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
Oct. 4, 1937 Charles Rutz WWWWLW NSC ,Earls Court Empress Stadium, Kensington WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 1937 Bert Ikin DLLLLL Poole Sports Arena, Poole WIN
KO
July 6, 1937 Harry Staal LWWWLL Working Men's Club, Llanelli WIN
Points
April 5, 1937 Presidio Pavesi LLWLDL Colston Hall, Bristol WIN
DQ
Feb. 25, 1937 Alex Bell WWWLLL West Ham Baths, West Ham WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1936 Presidio Pavesi LLLWLD The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
Nov. 25, 1936 Emil Scholz WLLLDL White City Stadium, Hull WIN
Points
Nov. 19, 1936 Eddie Steele WLWWWL Romford Road Baths, West Ham WIN
Points
Oct. 29, 1936 Bert Ikin WLLLDL West Ham Baths, West Ham WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1936 Jack London WWWLWW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington
NC
Aug. 3, 1936 Harry Staal LDLWWW Athletic Ground, Cheltenham WIN
Points
June 15, 1936 Emil Scholz LWLWWL Welford Road Stadium, Leicester WIN
Points
April 27, 1936 Maurice Strickland WLWLLL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
March 9, 1936 Ben Foord WLWLWW Granby Halls, Leicester LOSS
Points
Nov. 25, 1935 Ben Foord LWWWWL Granby Halls, Leicester LOSS
Points
July 20, 1935 Obie Walker LWWWWW Welford Road Stadium, Leicester WIN
Points
April 25, 1935 George Slack LWLWWL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
KO
March 4, 1935 Charley Smith LWLDWW Embassy Rink, Birmingham WIN
KO
Jan. 21, 1935 Raymond Lepage LLDWDL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 10, 1934 Jack Petersen LWWWWW White City Stadium, White City Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 16, 1934 Vincenz Hower WWWWWW Granby Halls, Leicester Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
April 9, 1934 Casimir Beszterda LWLLWL Olympia, Bradford WIN
KO
March 26, 1934 Harry Crossley WWLWWL Leicester WIN
KO
March 5, 1934 Ernst Guehring WLLDLL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1934 Len Harvey WDLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Dec. 11, 1933 Jack London LDLWLW New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
KO
July 8, 1933 Piet Van Gool DLLLLL Windsor Park, Belfast WIN
KO
May 18, 1933 George Cook LWWLWL Olympia, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
April 13, 1933 Don McCorkindale LWWWLD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
KO
April 3, 1933 Roberto Roberti LLWLLL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
KO
Feb. 13, 1933 Reggie Meen LLLWWL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
DQ
Jan. 9, 1933 Paul Hofman LLLWWW Town Hall, Leeds WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 12, 1932 Michel Maurer LWLLWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1932 Hermann Jaspers WWWWLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1932 Marcel Moret WLWLLW Olympia, Bradford WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1932 Walter Neusel WWWWWW Palais des Sports, Paris LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 1932 Salvatore Ruggirello LLWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
May 30, 1932 Primo Carnera WWWWWW White City Stadium, White City WIN
Points
March 3, 1932 Don McCorkindale WWWWDL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 28, 1932 Don McCorkindale DWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

DRAW
Points
Nov. 30, 1931 Maurice Griselle LLLWLW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1931 Alexander Lutz WDDLWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 1931 Soren Petersen WWWWWL New Boulevard Rink, Leicester WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1931 Jack Renault LWWWLW Coliseum, Toronto Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Points
July 27, 1931 Hans Baumann WDWWWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
KO
June 13, 1931 Phil Scott WWWWLL Welford Road Stadium, Leicester Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 12, 1931 Piet Van Gool WLWLLL Granby Halls, Leicester Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 10, 1931 Charley Smith WWWWWL Granby Halls, Leicester Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 16, 1931 Bobby Shields WLLWLW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 30, 1930 Charley Smith LWWWWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
Dec. 15, 1930 Paul Hofman LLLWLW New Victoria Hall, Nottingham WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 25, 1930 Johannes van Vliet LLL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1930 Georges Gardebois LWWWD Rheinlandhalle, Cologne WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1930 Jean Delarge WLWLLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
May 18, 1930 Roberto Roberti WWWWWL Lucca WIN
Points
April 6, 1930 Rudi Wagener WWWLLL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1930 Hans Schoenrath DWWWWL Rheinlandhalle, Cologne WIN
Points
March 16, 1930 Roberto Roberti DWWWWW Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan WIN
Points
Jan. 16, 1930 Jules Reynders LWLLWL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1929 Don Shortland WWWWWL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
DQ
Dec. 8, 1929 Giacomo Panfilo WWWLWL Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 1929 Harry Crossley DWWLWW Rheinlandhalle, Cologne WIN
Points
Oct. 17, 1929 Joe Mullings WLWWLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
June 4, 1929 Carl Augustine LLLDWL Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg WIN
KO
April 15, 1929 George Cook LWWWDL Coliseum, Toronto WIN
Points
March 11, 1929 Chuck Wiggins LLLWWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
Points
Feb. 25, 1929 Nick Newman WLLLL Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1929 Charley Belanger LWLWLW Coliseum, Toronto Canada Heavyweight

Gains retains title
WIN
Points
Dec. 20, 1928 Seal Harris DLWWWW Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis WIN
NWS
Oct. 22, 1928 Pat McCarthy LLLDLL Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Points
Aug. 15, 1928 George Godfrey WWWWWL Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto WIN
DQ
June 18, 1928 Jack Gagnon LWWLWW Braves Field, Boston WIN
Points
June 8, 1928 Bill Hartwell WWWLWW Kansas City LOSS
Technical knockout
May 29, 1928 Tom Kirby WLLWLW Braves Field, Boston WIN
Points
May 18, 1928 Sandy Seifert LLWDLD Arena Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1928 Big Boy Peterson WWLLLW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Points
March 19, 1928 Art Weigand WDDWWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Points
Feb. 20, 1928 Pat McCarthy WLLLLD Coliseum, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 13, 1928 Jack Humbeeck LWWLLL Coliseum, Toronto WIN
Points
Nov. 11, 1927 Mike McTigue WWLWLL Coliseum, Toronto DRAW
Points
Oct. 3, 1927 Joe Lohman LLLWLL Arena Gardens, Toronto WIN
Points
Aug. 19, 1927 Martin Burke LWWWWW Arena Gardens, Toronto WIN
Points
Aug. 5, 1927 Emilio Solomon DLWLLD Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto WIN
Points
July 28, 1927 Martin Burke WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
May 20, 1927 Tony Stabenau LWWLLL Arena Gardens, Toronto WIN
Points
April 29, 1927 Ray Neuman LLLLLL Arena Gardens, Toronto WIN
Points
March 18, 1927 Quintin Romero Rojas WLDLLL Coliseum, Toronto WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1927 Soldier Jones DLLDL Coliseum, Toronto Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 24, 1927 Joe Burke LLLLLL Standard Theatre, Toronto WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1926 George Godfrey WLWLWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
Corner retirement
June 21, 1926 Tony Stabenau WWDLWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Points
May 14, 1926 Bud Gorman WDWLWW Arena Gardens, Toronto WIN
Points
April 12, 1926 Dixie Kid LWWWLL Arena Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1926 Ernst Roesemann WWLLLW Kaiserdamm Arena WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1926 Louis Clement WWLWLL Schumann Theater, Frankfurt WIN
KO
Dec. 15, 1925 Ludwig Haymann WWWWDW Frankfurt WIN
Points
Oct. 16, 1925 Louis Clement LDLLWW Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1925 Max Schmeling WWDWLD Kristallpalast, Cologne WIN
KO
May 22, 1925 Eugene Lallemand Stadthalle, Elberfeld WIN
KO
April 3, 1925 Ludwig Haymann DWWWWW DRAW
Points
March 20, 1925 Rudi Wagener LWWLWW Cologne WIN
DQ
Feb. 13, 1925 Heinz Marko DWLDLW Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
KO
Jan. 18, 1925 Joe Mehling LWWLWL Schauburgring, Cologne WIN
Points
Dec. 6, 1924 George Cook LLWWDD Jahrhunderthalle, Wroclaw LOSS
Points
Oct. 31, 1924 Harry Persson WWWWWW Cirkus, Stockholm LOSS
KO
Oct. 4, 1924 Franz Diener WL Hippodrom, Frankfurt WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1924 Herman Sjouwerman LLLLLL Cologne WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 30, 1924 Laurent Mahieu LWLLWL Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1924 Alf Bright WLLDLL Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne WIN
Points
July 13, 1924 Bertus Ahaus LWWLLL Wielerbaan, Rotterdam WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1924 Giuseppe Spalla WWLWWL Radrennbahn im Stadium, Cologne WIN
Points
May 7, 1924 Michael Kompa Stein LWWWDD Alberthalle, Leipzig WIN
Points
April 15, 1924 Max Daehling WLLWLL Zentralhallen WIN
Points
April 14, 1924 Hans Breitenstraeter WWLWWW Bickendorfer Festhalle, Cologne LOSS
KO
March 21, 1924 Tom Ireland LLWLLL Zentralhallen WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1924 Paul Journee LLLLLL Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Points
Feb. 13, 1924 Marcel Nilles WLLLLL Cirque de Paris, Paris LOSS
KO
Jan. 6, 1924 Michael Kompa Stein LLLWWW Kristallpalast, Cologne DRAW
Points
Dec. 19, 1923 Constant Barrick LWLWWW Palais d'Hiver, Lyon WIN
Points
Dec. 5, 1923 Laurent Mahieu WDDWLW Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
KO
Oct. 16, 1923 Jack Humbeeck WWWWWD Antwerpen LOSS
Points
Oct. 3, 1923 Pierre Charles WWWWWL Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
KO
Sept. 5, 1923 Quintin Romero Rojas DWWLWW Salle Wagram, Paris LOSS
KO
Aug. 25, 1923 Laurent Mahieu LLLWLD Stade Anastasie, Paris WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1923 Paul Journee WDLWLL Vélodrome Tivoli, Bourges WIN
Points
Aug. 11, 1923 Pierre Aussenac LWWLLW Stade Anastasie, Paris WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1923 Louis Danis LDLLDL Stade Anastasie, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
June 23, 1923 Frank Moody WLWWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark LOSS
Technical knockout