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Rodolfo Casanova boxer

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

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 Titles Result
Aug. 4, 1948 Folly Villegas WDLDLL Arena Coliseo, Mexico City WIN
Points
Jan. 30, 1943 Pedro Sanchez WLLDWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1942 Muralia Herrera WLLLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
Sept. 26, 1942 Juan Lopez Arena Mexico, Mexico City DRAW
Points
May 9, 1942 Poncho Malacara L Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
March 22, 1942 Arnulfo Picazo Puebla DRAW
Points
Feb. 28, 1942 Luis Alvarez LLLL Coliseo Olímpico, Guadalajara WIN
KO
March 2, 1940 George Dixon II WWWLLW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOSS
KO
Feb. 10, 1940 Armando Sicilia LLLWLL Mexico City WIN
Points
Jan. 20, 1940 Carlos Malacara WLLLDW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Dec. 14, 1939 Archie Grant DWLWWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1939 Archie Grant WDWLWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Points
Nov. 8, 1939 Jose Luis Vera LLWWLW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Oct. 21, 1939 Paco Guzman LWLW Arena Progreso, Guadalajara WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1939 Muralia Herrera Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
Sept. 17, 1939 Chato Gonzalez DWLLDL Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo WIN
Points
July 29, 1939 Pedro Ortega WWWDWL Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOSS
KO
March 18, 1939 Paco Villa DLLLWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1939 Ray Campo WWLWLL Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOSS
KO
Jan. 14, 1939 Sammy Musco LLDLDD Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Points
Dec. 16, 1938 Sammy Musco LWLLDL Walkathon Arena, San Antonio DRAW
Points
Dec. 10, 1938 Carlos Malacara WWWDWD Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Oct. 22, 1938 Tony Mar WDWWDW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOSS
KO
Aug. 20, 1938 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 1938 Juan Gallardo Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
June 18, 1938 Juan Zurita LWWWWW Arena Jalisco, Guadalajara LOSS
KO
May 22, 1938 Panchito Villa WWWWLW Monterrey LOSS
Points
May 15, 1938 Panchito Villa LWWWWL Monterrey LOSS
Points
May 2, 1938 Tony Mar LWD Arena Pagoda, Hermosillo LOSS
Points
April 16, 1938 Manuel Villa II LWLWWD Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
Feb. 26, 1938 Felipe Andrade LLWLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
Feb. 5, 1938 Toby Vigil WWWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Jan. 22, 1938 Enrique Rodea LLDDLW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1938 Baby Manuel LWWLWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1937 Joe Conde LLWLWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City Mexico Lightweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 16, 1937 Ray Campo WDWWLW Mexico City Mexico Lightweight

WIN
Points
July 10, 1937 Sebastian Gonzalez WWWWL Arena Cine Ideal, Guadalajara WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1937 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Mexico, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1937 Pedro Ortega WWWLLW Mexico City WIN
Points
April 30, 1937 Cleo McNeal LWWDLL Mexico City WIN
Points
April 17, 1937 Lalo Mendoza LLLLLW Mexico City WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1937 Henry Armstrong WWWWWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOSS
KO
Nov. 27, 1936 Eddie Brink WLWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 10, 1936 Charley Gomer LDLWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Oct. 30, 1936 Jose Santos LWLDLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1936 Stumpy Jacobs WLWLLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 12, 1936 Frankie Terranova WLWLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 21, 1936 Allie Tedesco LLWWDD St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1936 Johnny Morro WWDWWD Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 3, 1936 Petey Hayes WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1936 Freddie Foran LWDDLD Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
July 21, 1936 Danny London WLWLWW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 1936 Kid Azteca WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
April 25, 1936 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
April 17, 1936 Lalo Mendoza Mexico City WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1936 Freddie Miller WWWLWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1935 Ventura Arana LWWLLW Pachuca WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1935 Manuel Villa I WWWLWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City Mexico Lightweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1935 Varias Milling LDLDWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City Mexico Lightweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 5, 1935 Sebastian Gonzalez L Arena Mexico, Mexico City Mexico Lightweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 17, 1935 Joe Conde LWDWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City Mexico Lightweight

WIN
Points
July 26, 1935 Midget Wolgast LWLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
July 16, 1935 Speedy Dado WWWDLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
June 8, 1935 Baby Arizmendi WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
April 27, 1935 Juan Zurita WWWWLW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
April 13, 1935 Midget Wolgast WDDDWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
Feb. 16, 1935 Henry Armstrong WWLWWL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
DQ
Jan. 19, 1935 Ventura Arana WWWWLW Tampico WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1935 Mickey Genaro LLWWWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
Nov. 24, 1934 Joe Ruiz Tampico WIN
KO
Oct. 20, 1934 Joe Conde LWLWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOSS
KO
Oct. 6, 1934 Lew Farber WWWLDL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
Sept. 15, 1934 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City Mexico Featherweight

WIN
KO
June 26, 1934 Sixto Escobar WWDWWW Forum, Montreal Montreal Athletic Commission World Bantamweight

LOSS
KO
May 29, 1934 Freddie Miller WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
April 15, 1934 Little Dempsey WWWLDL Mexico City WIN
KO
March 19, 1934 Willie Davies LWLLWL Plaza de Toros Rea, Mazatlan WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1933 Cris Pineda LLWLDW Mexico City WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1933 Speedy Dado WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Oct. 28, 1933 Juan Rivero LLLL Estadio de la Revolucion, Torreon WIN
KO
Oct. 21, 1933 Baby Palmore WLWLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
Oct. 7, 1933 Johnny Zavala WIN
KO
Sept. 17, 1933 Harry Fierro WWLLDL Mexico City WIN
KO
Aug. 12, 1933 Young Tommy WDWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
July 11, 1933 Young Tommy WWWDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
June 17, 1933 Eddie Ceresole WWWWWL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
May 28, 1933 Chato Laredo WWWWLW Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1933 Newsboy Brown WWLWLL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
Feb. 25, 1933 Sid Torres LLWLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
Feb. 19, 1933 Eddie Mack Arena Progreso, Guadalajara WIN
KO
Jan. 14, 1933 Phil Tobias LLWWLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1932 Young Tommy LWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Nov. 15, 1932 Speedy Dado WLWDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Oct. 23, 1932 Speedy Dado WWLWDW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
Sept. 17, 1932 Salvadore Luvano LLLLLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
Aug. 27, 1932 Gonzalo Rubio LDWWLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1932 Paco Villa LWDWWW Pachuca WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1932 Guillermo Saucedo Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
DQ
July 16, 1932 Jackie Wattenberger LDWDWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
June 18, 1932 Chato Laredo LLWWLL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
June 4, 1932 Eduardo Aviles El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
May 28, 1932 Gato Perez Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO
May 14, 1932 Carlos Ibarra LDDDW Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1932 Pelon Guerra LL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
April 16, 1932 Julian Villegas DWLWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Points
April 9, 1932 Paco Villa WDL Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
KO