Rodolfo Casanova boxer

Rodolfo Casanova boxer
bouts
106
won
81
lost
22
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
bantamweight
Debut
1932-04-09
Height
5′ 3½″/161cm
Reach
66″/168cm
Age
65
Born
1915-06-21
Death
1980-11-23
Nationality
Mexico

Rodolfo was born during the Mexican Revolution, his father Don Rafael Casanova died in that war. His mother moved the family to Mexico City after the death. He grew very poor and started boxing only after his older brother Carlos, an amateur boxer, had no official government backing to attend the 1928 Summer Olympics.In his first attempt at a world title, Casanova lost to Sixto Escobar the World Bantamweight Champion. This would be the first world title fight between a Mexican and a Puerto Rican.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1948-08-04 Folly Villegas WDLDLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
1943-01-30 Pedro Sanchez WLLDWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1942-12-19 Muralia Herrera WLLLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1942-09-26 Juan Lopez debut Arena Mexico, Mexico City DRAW
Points
1942-05-09 Poncho Malacara L Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1942-03-22 Arnulfo Picazo debut Puebla DRAW
Points
1942-02-28 Luis Alvarez LLLL Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara WIN
KO
1940-03-02 George Dixon II WWWLLW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOST
KO
1940-02-10 Armando Sicilia LLLWLL Mexico City WIN
Points
1940-01-20 Carlos Malacara WLLLDW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
Points
1939-12-14 Archie Grant DWLWWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1939-11-29 Archie Grant WDWLWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Points
1939-11-08 Jose Luis Vera LLWWLW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOST
Points
1939-10-21 Paco Guzman LWLW Arena Progreso, Guadalajara WIN
Points
1939-10-19 Muralia Herrera debut Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1939-09-17 Chato Gonzalez DWLLDL Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo WIN
Points
1939-07-29 Pedro Ortega WWWDWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
KO
1939-03-18 Paco Villa DLLLWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1939-02-18 Ray Campo WWLWLL Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
KO
1939-01-14 Sammy Musco LLDLDD Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Points
1938-12-16 Sammy Musco LWLLDL Walkathon Arena, San Antonio DRAW
Points
1938-12-10 Carlos Malacara WWWDWD Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
Points
1938-10-22 Tony Mar WDWWDW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
KO
1938-08-20 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1938-07-30 Juan Gallardo debut Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1938-06-18 Juan Zurita LWWWWW Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara LOST
KO
1938-05-22 Panchito Villa WWWWLW Monterrey LOST
Points
1938-05-15 Panchito Villa LWWWWL Monterrey LOST
Points
1938-05-02 Tony Mar LWD Arena Pagoda, Hermosillo LOST
Points
1938-04-16 Manuel Villa II LWLWWD Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1938-02-26 Felipe Andrade LLWLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1938-02-05 Toby Vigil WWWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
Points
1938-01-22 Enrique Rodea LLDDLW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1938-01-01 Baby Manuel LWWLWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
1937-11-20 Joe Conde LLWLWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOST
KO
1937-10-16 Ray Campo WDWWLW Mexico City WIN
Points
1937-07-10 Sebastian Gonzalez WWWWL Arena Cine Ideal, Guadalajara WIN
Technical knockout
1937-06-26 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1937-05-22 Pedro Ortega WWWLLW Mexico City WIN
Points
1937-04-30 Cleo McNeal LWWDLL Mexico City WIN
Points
1937-04-17 Lalo Mendoza LLLLLW Mexico City WIN
KO
1937-01-01 Henry Armstrong WWWWWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOST
KO
1936-11-27 Eddie Brink WLWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1936-11-10 Charley Gomer LDLWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1936-10-30 Jose Santos LWLDLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1936-10-19 Stumpy Jacobs WLWLLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1936-10-12 Frankie Terranova WLWLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
1936-09-21 Allie Tedesco LLWWDD St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
1936-09-11 Johnny Morro WWDWWD Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1936-09-03 Petey Hayes WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1936-08-27 Freddie Foran LWDDLD Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1936-07-21 Danny London WLWLWW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
1936-05-16 Kid Azteca WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1936-04-25 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1936-04-17 Lalo Mendoza debut Mexico City WIN
KO
1936-01-01 Freddie Miller WWWLWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
Unanimous decision
1935-12-08 Ventura Arana LWWLLW Pachuca WIN
KO
1935-11-23 Manuel Villa I WWWLWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1935-10-26 Varias Milling LDLDWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1935-10-05 Sebastian Gonzalez L Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
1935-09-17 Joe Conde LWDWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1935-07-26 Midget Wolgast LWLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOST
Points
1935-07-16 Speedy Dado WWWDLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1935-06-08 Baby Arizmendi WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1935-04-27 Juan Zurita WWWWLW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1935-04-13 Midget Wolgast WDDDWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1935-02-16 Henry Armstrong WWLWWL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
1935-01-19 Ventura Arana WWWWLW Tampico WIN
KO
1935-01-01 Mickey Genaro LLWWWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
1934-11-24 Joe Ruiz debut Tampico WIN
KO
1934-10-20 Joe Conde LWLWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOST
KO
1934-10-06 Lew Farber WWWLDL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1934-09-15 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1934-06-26 Sixto Escobar WWDWWW Forum, Montreal LOST
KO
1934-05-29 Freddie Miller WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Points
1934-04-15 Little Dempsey WWWLDL Mexico City WIN
KO
1934-03-19 Willie Davies LWLLWL Plaza de Toros Rea, Mazatlan WIN
KO
1933-12-17 Cris Pineda LLWLDW Mexico City WIN
KO
1933-12-05 Speedy Dado WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1933-10-28 Juan Rivero LLLL Estadio de la Revolucion, Torreon WIN
KO
1933-10-21 Baby Palmore WLWLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1933-10-07 Johnny Zavala debut WIN
KO
1933-09-17 Harry Fierro WWLLDL Mexico City WIN
KO
1933-08-12 Young Tommy WDWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1933-07-11 Young Tommy WWWDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Points
1933-06-17 Eddie Ceresole WWWWWL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1933-05-28 Chato Laredo WWWWLW Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez WIN
Technical knockout
1933-04-02 Newsboy Brown WWLWLL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
1933-02-25 Sid Torres LLWLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1933-02-19 Eddie Mack debut Arena Progreso, Guadalajara WIN
KO
1933-01-14 Phil Tobias LLWWLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1932-12-13 Young Tommy LWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1932-11-15 Speedy Dado WLWDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Points
1932-10-23 Speedy Dado WWLWDW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
1932-09-17 Salvadore Luvano LLLLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1932-08-27 Gonzalo Rubio LDWWLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1932-08-13 Paco Villa LWDWWW Pachuca WIN
KO
1932-08-06 Guillermo Saucedo debut Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
1932-07-16 Jackie Wattenberger LDWDWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1932-06-18 Chato Laredo LLWWLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1932-06-04 Eduardo Aviles debut El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
1932-05-28 Gato Perez debut Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
1932-05-14 Carlos Ibarra LDDDW Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
1932-04-30 Pelon Guerra LL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1932-04-16 Julian Villegas DWLWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
1932-04-09 Paco Villa WDL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO