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Pete Latzo boxer

Pete Latzo image
Status inactive
Age 65
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1919-02-13
Born 1902-08-01
Death 1968-07-07
Nationality USA
Residence Taylor, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
96
won
63
lost
29
draw
3
bouts
96
won
63
lost
29
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 65
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1919-02-13
Born 1902-08-01
Death 1968-07-07
Nationality USA
Residence Taylor, Pennsylvania, USA

Latzo was born on August 1, 1902 in Coloraine, Pennsylvania, near the heart of coal-mining county. By several accounts, Latzo spent some of his early years mining, and working as a "breaker boy" whose primary job was to pick slate and other impurities from anthracite coal. His brother Steve preceded him as a boxer in local rings with some success, once losing to Mickey Walker by knockout. His older brother Joe also boxed briefly in and around Scranton. For a period, Latzo's brother Mike managed his career, though his primary managers were Paddy Mullins, and Jimmy Johnston.In their first welterweight title fight on March 22, 1923, Mickey Walker defeated Latzo in a twelve-round newspapers decision before a crowd of 10,000 in Newark, New Jersey. Latzo took a tremendous beating, suffering particularly from shots to the body, and was down for a count of three from a solid left to the jaw in the fourth. Latzo continued to take severe punishment to the body in the sixth but managed to stay on his feet. With both men exhausted, the fighting in the seventh through eleventh rounds was comparatively slow, and though the twelfth saw more action from both combatants, Latzo was stunned but not floored by a left to the chin shortly before the final bell.

Latzo was born on August 1, 1902 in Coloraine, Pennsylvania, near the heart of coal-mining county. By several accounts, Latzo spent some of his early years mining, and working as a "breaker boy" whose primary job was to pick slate and other impurities from anthracite coal. His brother Steve preceded him as a boxer in local rings with some success, once losing to Mickey Walker by knockout. His older brother Joe also boxed briefly in and around Scranton. For a period, Latzo's brother Mike managed his career, though his primary managers were Paddy Mullins, and Jimmy Johnston.In their first welterweight title fight on March 22, 1923, Mickey Walker defeated Latzo in a twelve-round newspapers decision before a crowd of 10,000 in Newark, New Jersey. Latzo took a tremendous beating, suffering particularly from shots to the body, and was down for a count of three from a solid left to the jaw in the fourth. Latzo continued to take severe punishment to the body in the sixth but managed to stay on his feet. With both men exhausted, the fighting in the seventh through eleventh rounds was comparatively slow, and though the twelfth saw more action from both combatants, Latzo was stunned but not floored by a left to the chin shortly before the final bell.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 22, 1934 Joe Mandarano WLLDDW Hobbs' Arena, Shenandoah LOSS
Majority decision
June 5, 1934 Teddy Yarosz WWWWWW Hickey Park, Millvale LOSS
Technical knockout
April 27, 1934 Billy Ketchell WLWLWL Cambria A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
Points
Jan. 29, 1934 Harry Fuller WDDWWL Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 15, 1934 Harry Fuller WLWDDW Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 26, 1932 Joe Banovic LWWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 4, 1931 George Manley WWWWWW City Auditorium, Denver LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 18, 1931 Jimmy Britt WWWWWW Liberty High School Stadium, Bethlehem LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 22, 1931 Sam Weiss LLWLWD Twin City Arena, Laurel LOSS
Split-decision
June 29, 1931 Al Ettore WWWWWW Arena Stadium, Philadelphia LOSS
Points
June 22, 1931 Battling Bozo WWWLWW City Auditorium, Birmingham LOSS
NWS
June 9, 1931 Battling Bozo DWWWLW Atlanta LOSS
Points
May 18, 1931 Charley Belanger DDWLWW Arena Gardens, Toronto LOSS
Points
April 27, 1931 Matt Adgie LWWLLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
March 26, 1931 Rattle Kichline LWWWWW Coliseum, Bethlehem WIN
Points
March 12, 1931 Sam Weiss LWWLDL Coliseum, Bethlehem WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1931 Sam Weiss WLWWLD Armory, Bethlehem WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 2, 1931 Johnny Pilc DLDWWW Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Points
Jan. 22, 1931 Joe Banovic LWWWWL Watres Armory, Scranton LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 13, 1930 Tait Littman WWWWWW Riverview Rink, Milwaukee LOSS
Points
Sept. 15, 1930 Jimmy Herman WWWWWL Lakewood Park, Mahanoy City WIN
Points
July 31, 1930 Frank Cawley WWWWWW Kingston Armory, Kingston LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 18, 1930 Larry Johnson WWWLLL Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
DQ
May 27, 1930 Jimmy Slattery WLWWWW Boston Garden, Boston
NC
Feb. 21, 1930 Larry Johnson WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 27, 1930 Billy Jones LDLLLW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Points
Jan. 16, 1930 Eddie Clark LLLWWL Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1928 Jim Braddock WWLDDL Newark Armory, Newark LOSS
Points
Oct. 5, 1928 Charley Belanger WWWWDW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
Sept. 7, 1928 Leo Lomski WLWWWD Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Points
Aug. 20, 1928 Matt Adgie WWWLLW Baker Bowl, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
July 16, 1928 Tommy Loughran WWWWWW Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 13, 1928 Leo Lomski WWLWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
DQ
June 1, 1928 Tommy Loughran WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 14, 1928 Bing Conley LWLLLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
April 23, 1928 Tony Marullo WLWLLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 23, 1928 Paul Swiderski WWWDLL Arena, Syracuse NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 6, 1928 Maxie Rosenbloom WLWWWW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1927 Maxie Rosenbloom WLLWDL Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 28, 1927 Frankie Schoell WWWLWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 10, 1927 George Warner WWWLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1927 Tiger Flowers DWDWWW Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 19, 1927 Dick Evans LWWWWW Auditorium, Canton WIN
NWS
Aug. 30, 1927 Jack McVey WDWWW Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights DRAW
Points
Aug. 27, 1927 Johnny Saxon WLWLWL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 1927 Allentown Joe Gans DLWDWW Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre WIN
DQ
June 3, 1927 Joe Dundee WWLWWW Polo Grounds, New York NYSAC World Welterweight

LOSS
Majority decision
May 9, 1927 Jack Rappaport LLWLL Town Hall, Scranton NYSAC World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 10, 1927 Joe Simonich LLLLLW Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 21, 1927 Clyde Hull DWLDLL Gardner Park Arena, Dallas LOSS
NWS
Feb. 18, 1927 Billy Piltz WWWLLD Oklahoma City WIN
NWS
Jan. 24, 1927 Jimmy Jones DWWWWW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Points
Jan. 14, 1927 Sergeant Sammy Baker WWLWW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1926 Joe Simonich LLLLLL 113th Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
NWS
July 16, 1926 Ted Nelson WWLDWL North End Baseball Park, Steubenville WIN
Technical knockout
July 9, 1926 George Levine WWLWDL Polo Grounds, New York NYSAC World Welterweight

WIN
DQ
June 29, 1926 Willie Harmon LWWWDL Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
KO
May 20, 1926 Mickey Walker WWLWWW Watres Armory, Scranton World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 23, 1926 Georgie Russell DLDLLW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1926 Morrie Schlaifer LLWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 25, 1926 Joe Carlo WWLLLL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 4, 1926 Italian Joe Gans LDWDWL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Dec. 21, 1925 Bermondsey Billy Wells WWWLWW Newark WIN
NWS
Oct. 12, 1925 Bobby Barrett WLLLWW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Points
Sept. 14, 1925 Italian Joe Gans WLDWDW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Points
June 23, 1925 Morrie Schlaifer LWWWLW Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre LOSS
KO
June 16, 1925 George Levine WLLWWW Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 11, 1925 Willie Harmon WWWWWW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
April 27, 1925 Manny Owens WDDLLL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1925 Jack Rappaport WLWWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Jan. 28, 1925 Bermondsey Billy Wells LLDWDW Auditorium, Oakland LOSS
Points
Jan. 19, 1925 Eddie Burnbrook LLWWLL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1925 Pat Haley WWWWWW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1924 Tillie Herman WDLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1924 Morrie Schlaifer WWLWDL Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Points
Sept. 8, 1924 Willie Harmon WWDLDW Bank Street Open-Air Arena, Newark LOSS
NWS
Aug. 29, 1924 Frankie Venchell LDLWLW Exeter Ball Park, Exeter WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 11, 1924 Frankie Quill LLLDWL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1924 Phil Kaplan LLWDLW 109th Infantry Armory, Scranton WIN
Majority decision
May 19, 1924 Dave Shade WWWWWW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre DRAW
Points
April 24, 1924 Harry Galfund LLWWLW 109th Infantry Armory, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
April 5, 1924 Georgie Ward LWWLLW 108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia WIN
Points
Feb. 26, 1924 Bermondsey Billy Wells WDLWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 14, 1924 Frankie Schoell WWWWW Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1924 Georgie Ward WWLWWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 17, 1923 Wally Hinckle LWLLLL Feeley Hall, Hazleton WIN
KO
June 13, 1923 Phil Kaplan WWWWWW Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
June 5, 1923 Young George Erne LLLWLL 109th Infantry Armory, Scranton WIN
KO
April 2, 1923 Jimmy Jones WWLWWW Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown DRAW
NWS
March 22, 1923 Mickey Walker WWWWWW 113th Regiment Armory, Newark LOSS
NWS
Feb. 19, 1923 Frankie Schoell WWWWWW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre LOSS
NWS
Feb. 15, 1923 Johnny Karr WWWWW Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown WIN
NWS
Feb. 9, 1923 Johnny Nichols WDDWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 6, 1923 Paul Doyle LWWWLW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 16, 1923 Georgie Ward DWWLLL Broad A.C., Newark WIN
NWS
Dec. 11, 1922 Sailor Friedman WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Nov. 30, 1922 Tim Droney WLWWWW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Nov. 9, 1922 Georgie Ward WDWWLL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Oct. 16, 1922 Eddie Shevlin LLWWWW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre LOSS
NWS
Oct. 3, 1922 Frankie Schoell WLWWWW Crystal Palace, Rocky Glen WIN
NWS
Aug. 10, 1922 Bermondsey Billy Wells WWWWL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
July 25, 1922 Paul Doyle LWWWLW Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
NWS
May 17, 1922 Dave Shade WWWWWW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
NWS
May 4, 1922 Marty Summers WWLWWL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
April 6, 1922 Al Brown WLLLWW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
March 31, 1922 Jack Palmer LLLLDW American A.C., Hazleton WIN
NWS
Feb. 3, 1922 Jack Palmer WWWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 26, 1922 Frankie Schoell WWWWWW Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
NWS
Jan. 12, 1922 Al Norton WWWWLD Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Dec. 23, 1921 Jack Palmer LWWWLL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Nov. 3, 1921 Tim Droney LDWDLL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
NWS
Oct. 31, 1921 Jimmy Sullivan WLWWDL Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 1921 Barney Adair WLLWDW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Oct. 15, 1921 Tim Droney LDWDL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
NWS
Oct. 13, 1921 Nick Moon WWWWWL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1921 Harry Turner WWWL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1921 Johnny Herman DLLLWL Feeley Hall, Hazleton WIN
NWS
Aug. 4, 1921 Tim Droney WWLLL Athletic Park, Scranton DRAW
NWS
June 29, 1921 Jake Schiffer LLLLDL Athletic Park, Scranton WIN
KO
June 6, 1921 Bud Logan WLWLDW Federal League Baseball Park, Harrison WIN
NWS
May 10, 1921 Sammy Berne LWDWLW Athletic Park, Scranton WIN
NWS
April 14, 1921 George Reynolds LLLLLD Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
April 4, 1921 Westside Jimmy Duffy LDLDWL Victory Hall, Johnson City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 17, 1921 Al Dewey WDWWLD South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre LOSS
NWS
Dec. 25, 1920 Ren Carlin D Freeland Opera House, Freeland WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1920 Jimmy Shevlin LLWDL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
NWS
Nov. 15, 1920 Frankie Venchell WDWWWW South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre LOSS
NWS
Oct. 14, 1920 Willie Ritchie DLWDWW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Sept. 17, 1920 George Reynolds LLLDLL Lapchack's Hall, Hazleton WIN
NWS
Aug. 17, 1920 Johnny Mahoney DLDLWL Feeley Hall, Hazleton WIN
NWS
June 25, 1920 Al Murphy DLWWDL Athletic Park, Scranton LOSS
NWS
May 26, 1920 Willie Ritchie LDLWDW Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
NWS
April 15, 1920 George Reynolds LWLLLD St. Clair WIN
NWS
March 11, 1920 Joe O'Neill WLDLWW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
March 8, 1920 Al Reynolds WWWLL Charlton's Hall, Pottsville WIN
NWS
Feb. 23, 1920 Al Reynolds WWWL Charlton's Hall, Pottsville WIN
NWS
Feb. 13, 1920 Joe O'Neill WWLDLW Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
NWS
Jan. 29, 1920 Frankie McCarthy LDLWLL Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 1, 1920 Mickey Malloy WLDWWD Town Hall, Scranton WIN
KO
Dec. 29, 1919 Joe Sugars WWDW Armory, Plymouth WIN
NWS
Oct. 17, 1919 Joe Sugars WWD Nesbitt Theatre, Wilkes-Barre LOSS
NWS
Sept. 27, 1919 Billy Gannon LLDWWL National A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
May 8, 1919 Willie DeHaut L Town Hall, Scranton WIN
KO
April 7, 1919 K O Grant Nesbitt Theatre, Wilkes-Barre WIN
KO
March 31, 1919 Eddie Milhelm Nesbitt Theatre, Wilkes-Barre WIN
KO
March 13, 1919 Jake Henry L Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Feb. 27, 1919 Silent Cawley Town Hall, Scranton WIN
NWS
Feb. 13, 1919 Red Ferguson Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout