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Petey Sarron boxer

Petey Sarron image
Status inactive
Age 87
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 3″/160cm
Reach 63″/160cm
Debut 1924-10-20
Born 1906-11-21
Death 1994-07-03
Nationality USA
Residence Birmingham, Alabama, USA
bouts
145
won
106
lost
23
draw
12
bouts
145
won
106
lost
23
draw
12
Status inactive
Age 87
Division featherweight
Height 5′ 3″/160cm
Reach 63″/160cm
Debut 1924-10-20
Born 1906-11-21
Death 1994-07-03
Nationality USA
Residence Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Sarron was best known as a fast, elusive battler, with a windmill attack. During his career he defeated such opponents as Benny Bass and Frankie Covelli. He lost his World Featherweight Championship to the gifted Henry Armstrong in a sixth round knockout at Madison Square Garden.Pete Sarron was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 21, 1906. He was of Syrian descent, according to the orphanage where he grew up. Like many boxers of his era, he made an early living selling newspapers, beginning at age six. Early in life, he found Dave Evans at the Birmingham Boy's Club who mentored him in boxing, and helped manage his career. He would return the favor and support the club after becoming a successful boxer. After High School, he had ambitions to study law and become an attorney.

Sarron was best known as a fast, elusive battler, with a windmill attack. During his career he defeated such opponents as Benny Bass and Frankie Covelli. He lost his World Featherweight Championship to the gifted Henry Armstrong in a sixth round knockout at Madison Square Garden.Pete Sarron was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 21, 1906. He was of Syrian descent, according to the orphanage where he grew up. Like many boxers of his era, he made an early living selling newspapers, beginning at age six. Early in life, he found Dave Evans at the Birmingham Boy's Club who mentored him in boxing, and helped manage his career. He would return the favor and support the club after becoming a successful boxer. After High School, he had ambitions to study law and become an attorney.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 17, 1939 Sammy Angott WWWWWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOSS
Points
June 15, 1939 Yucatan Kid LWWLWD City Stadium, Richmond WIN
Majority decision
March 30, 1939 Wishy Jones LLWLLL Birmingham WIN
Points
Dec. 16, 1938 Yucatan Kid WWWLWL Beach Arena, Miami Beach WIN
Points
Dec. 5, 1938 Mike Gamiere WWWDWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Points
Oct. 3, 1938 Yucatan Kid WWWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Points
May 20, 1938 Lou Gevinson WWWLWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Points
April 11, 1938 Joey Green DWWWWW American Legion Arena, Mobile WIN
NWS
March 15, 1938 Joey Temmes WWWLWL WIN
Points
Feb. 15, 1938 Bobby Britton WWWLLL Coliseum, Coral Gables WIN
Points
Dec. 20, 1937 Ray Ingram LLDLWL City Auditorium, Richmond WIN
Points
Dec. 8, 1937 Carl Guggino WWLWWD Hippodrome, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 29, 1937 Henry Armstrong WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Featherweight

NYSAC World Featherweight

World Featherweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 9, 1937 Teddy Braun WWWDDD Old Drill Hall, Cape Town National Boxing Association World Featherweight

NYSAC World Featherweight

World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 4, 1937 Freddie Miller WLWWW Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg National Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Points
July 31, 1937 Freddie Miller DWLWW Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg LOSS
Points
June 19, 1937 Harry Mizler LWWWLW Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg LOSS
DQ
May 6, 1937 Dave Crowley WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOSS
DQ
April 15, 1937 Harry Mizler WLLWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
Feb. 27, 1937 Andy Martin LLWLWL Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Jan. 16, 1937 Laurie Stevens WWWWWW Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1936 Nick Camarata WLLWLW City Stadium, Richmond DRAW
Points
Aug. 26, 1936 Jackie Carter WDWWWW Idora Park, Youngstown WIN
Points
July 31, 1936 Davey Abad WDWWDD Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
July 22, 1936 Baby Manuel WWLLLW Sportatorium, Dallas National Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 7, 1936 Bobby Dean WWWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
KO
June 23, 1936 Lloyd Pine WLWWWW League Park, Akron WIN
Points
June 15, 1936 Nick Camarata WWDWWL Jai Alai Fronton, Arabi WIN
Points
May 11, 1936 Freddie Miller WWWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington National Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Majority decision
March 2, 1936 Freddie Miller WLLWWW Coliseum, Coral Gables National Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
Points
Jan. 16, 1936 Carl Guggino WWWWLD Miami Stadium, Miami National Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 5, 1935 Carl Guggino DWWWWL Cinderella Ballroom, Miami DRAW
Points
Nov. 28, 1935 Jimmy McNamara WWWWDL Cinderella Ballroom, Miami WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1935 Andy Martin WWDWLL City Auditorium, Birmingham WIN
NWS
Sept. 30, 1935 California Joe Rivers LWWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Points
Sept. 14, 1935 Young Chocolate WWWWWW Rose Gardens Stadium, Kingston WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 1935 Joey Temmes DWWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Points
March 25, 1935 California Joe Rivers DLWWWL Auditorium, Washington WIN
Points
March 8, 1935 Frankie Covelli LLWWWW Coliseum, Coral Gables WIN
Points
Feb. 25, 1935 Baby Manuel WDWWWW Beach Arena, Miami Beach WIN
Points
Feb. 18, 1935 Patsy Severo WWWWLW Cinderella Ballroom, Miami WIN
Points
Jan. 28, 1935 California Joe Rivers LDLWWW Auditorium, Washington WIN
Points
Oct. 15, 1934 Frankie Wallace WDLLWL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
Sept. 24, 1934 Benny Bass DWLWLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 27, 1934 Benny Bass WWDWLW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
DQ
June 29, 1934 Al Foreman WLWWLW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Split-decision
May 11, 1934 Lew Feldman WWWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
March 27, 1934 Ray Schneider WLLWWW Jacksonville WIN
Points
March 12, 1934 Bucky Burton WWLWWW Biscayne Arena, Miami WIN
Points
Feb. 19, 1934 Bucky Burton DWWLWW Biscayne Arena, Miami LOSS
Split-decision
Feb. 7, 1934 Freddie Miller WWWWWW Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati LOSS
Points
Jan. 23, 1934 Frankie Covelli WWLDLW Portner's Arena, Alexandria LOSS
Points
Dec. 11, 1933 Bucky Burton DWDDWW Biscayne Arena, Miami WIN
Points
Nov. 28, 1933 Varias Milling LWWLWW Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
Points
Nov. 1, 1933 Freddie Miller WLWWLW Portner's Arena, Alexandria LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1933 Eddie Burl WWWWDW Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
Points
Sept. 20, 1933 Mickey Genaro LLWLLL Twin City Arena, Laurel WIN
Points
Aug. 15, 1933 Eddie Burl LLWWWW Twin City Arena, Laurel DRAW
Points
July 18, 1933 Eddie Burl DLLWWW Twin City Arena, Laurel LOSS
Points
June 6, 1933 Johnny Farr LLLLLL Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
Points
June 1, 1933 Johnny Datto LLWLWL City Auditorium, Birmingham WIN
NWS
May 12, 1933 Johnny Datto LLLWLW Northside Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1933 Tommy Paul LWWWLD Portner's Arena, Alexandria DRAW
Points
April 25, 1933 Tommy Paul WLWWWL Portner's Arena, Alexandria DRAW
Majority decision
March 28, 1933 Miki Gelb WWWWWL Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
Points
March 7, 1933 Benny Schwartz WDWWLL Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
KO
Feb. 14, 1933 Frankie DeAngelo LLDWDL Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1933 Charley Van Reedon WWWLLW Jacksonville DRAW
Points
April 29, 1932 Harry Sankey DWLDWW Arena, New Haven LOSS
Points
April 22, 1932 Fidel LaBarba WWWLWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Points
March 24, 1932 Chico Cisneros LWWWWD Cinderella Ballroom, Miami WIN
Points
Feb. 25, 1932 Chico Cisneros WLWWWW Biscayne Arena, Miami DRAW
Points
Feb. 11, 1932 Charley Van Reedon WDLWWW Cinderella Ballroom, Miami WIN
KO
Jan. 19, 1932 Mickey Genaro WDDLL Jacksonville WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1931 Gilbert Castillo WWWLWW Cinderella Ballroom, Miami WIN
Points
Nov. 17, 1931 Charley Van Reedon WWWWWD Jacksonville WIN
Points
Nov. 10, 1931 Midget Mike O'Dowd LLLDWL Birmingham WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1931 Eddie Burl LWLWWD Jacksonville WIN
Points
July 24, 1931 Gilbert Castillo WLLWWL Cinderella Ballroom, Miami WIN
Points
July 10, 1931 Gilbert Castillo LWLLWW Cinderella Ballroom, Miami WIN
Points
July 4, 1931 Midget Mike O'Dowd LLDLLL Greenwood DRAW
Points
June 15, 1931 Davey Abad LWWLWL Birmingham WIN
NWS
June 11, 1931 Babe Ruth LLLWLL American Legion Stadium, Greenwood WIN
Points
May 11, 1931 Mickey Genaro LLWLLD Birmingham WIN
Points
March 16, 1931 Tony Leto WWWWLL Birmingham WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1931 Emil Paluso WWLDWL Birmingham WIN
Points
Aug. 5, 1930 Johnnie Leckie LLWWWW Opera House, Palmerston North WIN
Points
June 21, 1930 Sammy Shack LWLWLL Kensington Drill Hall, Dunedin WIN
Points
May 3, 1930 Tommy Donovan WWWWWW Speedway Stadium, Dunedin LOSS
Points
March 29, 1930 Tommy Donovan WWWWWW Kilbirnie Stadium, Wellington LOSS
Points
March 15, 1930 Tommy Donovan WWWWWW Western Park, New Plymouth LOSS
DQ
Feb. 4, 1930 Johnnie Leckie WLWLLL Town Hall, Wellington WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1930 Johnnie Leckie WWLWLL Municipal Theatre, Napier WIN
Points
Dec. 27, 1929 Billy Grime WLWLWL Town Hall, Auckland WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1929 Billy Grime WWLWLW Town Hall, Wellington WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 2, 1929 Jack Jones WWWWLL Town Hall, Wellington WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1929 Billy Grime WLWWLW Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane WIN
Points
Oct. 12, 1929 Billy Grime LWWLWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 7, 1929 Billy Grime LLWWLW Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
Points
Aug. 14, 1929 Dick Corbett WDLLWW Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane DRAW
Points
July 27, 1929 Johnnie Leckie LWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney WIN
KO
July 20, 1929 Young Siki LWWWLL West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne WIN
Points
June 22, 1929 Johnnie Leckie WLWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
Points
May 25, 1929 Pinky Silverberg WLLDDL West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne WIN
Points
May 11, 1929 Charlie Glasson LLWDLW West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne WIN
KO
March 1, 1929 Joe Lucas WLLLLD Birmingham
ND
Jan. 18, 1929 Johnny Erickson LWDWDL Coliseum, Chicago LOSS
Points
Dec. 3, 1928 Emil Paluso WWWWDW Birmingham WIN
NWS
Nov. 1, 1928 Jimmy McDermott DWWWWD American Legion Stadium, Greenwood WIN
Points
Oct. 18, 1928 Harry Forbes LDWWWW American Legion Stadium, Greenwood WIN
Points
Oct. 9, 1928 Benny Schwartz WWWLLW Birmingham WIN
NWS
Oct. 1, 1928 Mickey Gill WWLLWL Memphis WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1928 Emil Paluso WWWWWD Coliseum Arena, New Orleans LOSS
Points
Sept. 7, 1928 Kid Pancho WWDWWL Market Square Garden, Oklahoma City WIN
Points
Aug. 23, 1928 Mike Sansone LWLDWL American Legion Stadium, Greenwood WIN
Points
Aug. 2, 1928 Mike Sansone WLWLDW American Legion Stadium, Greenwood WIN
Points
July 9, 1928 Kid Pancho LWWDWW Market Square Garden, Oklahoma City WIN
Points
June 5, 1928 Joe Lucas LLLDWL Birmingham WIN
NWS
May 1, 1928 Quina Lee WLWLL Birmingham WIN
KO
April 11, 1928 Mickey Gill WLWWWL Memphis WIN
Points
April 3, 1928 Joe Lucas WLDDLL Savannah WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1928 Pinky May LLWDLL Birmingham WIN
NWS
Feb. 19, 1928 Dudley Stadler WWWWWW Hi-Way Park, Gretna WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 26, 1928 Pinky May WLDLLW Savannah DRAW
Points
Jan. 16, 1928 Steve Stetson L Birmingham WIN
KO
Dec. 15, 1927 Bobby Binckley WDWLDW Memphis WIN
Points
Nov. 27, 1927 Johnny Franks WDDWDD Memphis WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1927 Steve Stetson Birmingham
ND
Oct. 31, 1927 Leroy Dougan DWWDW Memphis WIN
Points
Oct. 17, 1927 Memphis Pal Moore LLDLLL Southern A.C., Memphis WIN
Points
Oct. 15, 1927 Leroy Jordan LL Memphis WIN
KO
Oct. 3, 1927 Bud Harris L Birmingham WIN
KO
Sept. 12, 1927 Tony Leto WLWWWL Miami Field, Miami WIN
DQ
Aug. 22, 1927 Tony Leto DWLWWW Miami Field, Miami WIN
Points
Aug. 1, 1927 Memphis Pal Moore LWDLLD Birmingham WIN
NWS
July 18, 1927 Leroy Dougan LLDDWW Birmingham
ND
July 4, 1927 Benny Regan LLWWLL Ponce de Leon Ballpark, Atlanta WIN
Points
May 23, 1927 Quina Lee LLDLLL Birmingham
ND
May 16, 1927 Benny Regan DWLLWW Birmingham WIN
Points
April 25, 1927 Bud Harris Birmingham WIN
Points
April 11, 1927 Leroy Jordan L Birmingham WIN
KO
April 2, 1927 Tommy Williams DLDLWL Race Track Arena, Pompano Beach WIN
Points
March 18, 1927 Happy Atherton LLLWLW Legion Arena, Lake Worth WIN
Majority decision
Dec. 23, 1926 Tony Leto DWLWWW Miami Field, Miami DRAW
Points
Dec. 9, 1926 Johnny Moore WLWWLD Miami Field, Miami WIN
Points
Oct. 28, 1926 Harry Allen WDWLLL Miami Field, Miami WIN
Points
Sept. 9, 1926 Genaro Pino LWWWWD Miami Field, Miami LOSS
Points
Aug. 26, 1926 Genaro Pino WLWWWW Miami Field, Miami DRAW
Points
July 29, 1926 Mutt Griffin DWWWDL Miami Field, Miami WIN
Points
Nov. 23, 1925 Mickey Gill WLWWLW Miami Field, Miami DRAW
NWS
Nov. 2, 1925 Mickey Gill WWLWWL Miami Field, Miami LOSS
NWS
Oct. 26, 1925 Battling Dick Bowden DDL Miami Field, Miami WIN
KO
Oct. 12, 1925 Jimmy McDermott LWWWWL Miami WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1925 Johnny Brown Miami WIN
KO
Sept. 7, 1925 Red Keenan WWWWLD Biscayne Stadium, Miami LOSS
DQ
Feb. 13, 1925 Billy Cecil LLLWWW Stansanco A.C., Louisville WIN
NWS
Oct. 20, 1924 Red Burke D Birmingham A.C., Birmingham WIN
Points