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Luis Angel Firpo boxer

Luis Angel Firpo image
Status inactive
Age 65
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1917-12-10
Born 1894-10-11
Death 1960-08-07
Nationality Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
bouts
37
won
31
lost
4
draw
0
bouts
37
won
31
lost
4
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 65
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1917-12-10
Born 1894-10-11
Death 1960-08-07
Nationality Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina

In 1917, Firpo began his professional boxing career by beating Frank Hagney by a decision in six in Buenos Aires. Originally declared a no decision, the bout's result was later changed to a win for Firpo.citation neededFor his second bout, he traveled, in January 1918, to Montevideo, Uruguay, where he suffered his first defeat, a first round knockout at the hands of Angel Rodriguez. He put a string of six wins in a row after that, and so on November 1, 1919, he found himself challenging Dave Mills in Santiago, for the South American Heavyweight title. He lost on that occasion by a decision in 15 rounds, but then came back with a win over Andres Balsa by a knockout in round six.

In 1917, Firpo began his professional boxing career by beating Frank Hagney by a decision in six in Buenos Aires. Originally declared a no decision, the bout's result was later changed to a win for Firpo.citation neededFor his second bout, he traveled, in January 1918, to Montevideo, Uruguay, where he suffered his first defeat, a first round knockout at the hands of Angel Rodriguez. He put a string of six wins in a row after that, and so on November 1, 1919, he found himself challenging Dave Mills in Santiago, for the South American Heavyweight title. He lost on that occasion by a decision in 15 rounds, but then came back with a win over Andres Balsa by a knockout in round six.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 11, 1936 Arturo Godoy WWDWWW Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires LOSS
Corner retirement
May 25, 1936 Siska Habarta LL Teatro Colón, Rosario WIN
KO
May 9, 1936 Saverio Grizzo LLLLLL Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
April 3, 1926 Erminio Spalla WLWWWW Parque Romano, Buenos Aires WIN
Points
Nov. 12, 1924 Charley Weinert WWWLWW 113th Regiment Armory, Newark LOSS
NWS
Sept. 11, 1924 Harry Wills WWWWWW Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City LOSS
NWS
April 5, 1924 Al Reich LWLWLL Club Sportivo Barracas, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
March 7, 1924 Erminio Spalla WWWDWW Buenos Aires WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 24, 1924 Farmer Lodge LWLLWL Club Atletico River Plate, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1923 Jack Dempsey WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York NYSAC World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Aug. 13, 1923 Charley Weinert LWLWWW Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 3, 1923 Homer Smith WWWWL Omaha WIN
Points
July 27, 1923 Joe Burke LLLLL Battle Creek WIN
KO
July 12, 1923 Jess Willard WWWWLW Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City WIN
KO
June 17, 1923 Jim Hibbard LWLLDL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
June 10, 1923 Italian Jack Herman WWLWLL Havana WIN
KO
May 12, 1923 Jack McAuliffe II DDWDDW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
March 12, 1923 Bill Brennan WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 8, 1922 Jim Tracey LWLWWL Club Sportivo Barracas, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
May 13, 1922 Italian Jack Herman WWLLLL Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
April 4, 1922 Joe McCann LWW Newark WIN
KO
March 20, 1922 Tom Maxted WW Newark WIN
KO
Sept. 27, 1921 Fernando Priano LLLL San Miguel WIN
KO
April 23, 1921 Black Gunboat Smith WWLWWL Club Universitario, Buenos Aires WIN
KO
March 12, 1921 Black Gunboat Smith DWWLWW Valparaiso WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1920 Dave Mills LLDWL Club Universitario, Buenos Aires South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1920 Alberto Coleman Teatro Municipal, Ciudad Mendoza South American Heavyweight


NC
July 7, 1920 Antonio Jirsa LL Club Universitario, Buenos Aires South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 30, 1920 Dave Mills LLLDW Hipodromo Circo, Santiago de Chile South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 28, 1920 Andres Balsa L Valparaiso South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1919 Dave Mills LLLLD Santiago de Chile South American Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
April 26, 1919 Arthur Manning L Montevideo South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 12, 1919 Fernando Priano LLL Montevideo South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 7, 1919 Calvin Respress LWDLL Santiago de Chile South American Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1918 Calvin Respress LWDL Santiago de Chile South American Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
Nov. 9, 1918 Ignacio Sepulveda Santiago de Chile South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1918 William Daly LWWWWL Chillan South American Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 12, 1918 Angel Rodriguez WWWWWW Teatro Casino, Montevideo LOSS
KO
Dec. 10, 1917 Frank Hagney LLLLL Internacional Boxing Club, Buenos Aires
ND