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Speedy Dado boxer

Speedy Dado image
Status inactive
Age 83
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 3″/160cm
Debut 1924-10-25
Born 1906-12-25
Death 1990-07-02
Nationality Philippines
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
bouts
161
won
100
lost
43
draw
18
bouts
161
won
100
lost
43
draw
18
Status inactive
Age 83
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 3″/160cm
Debut 1924-10-25
Born 1906-12-25
Death 1990-07-02
Nationality Philippines
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA

Dado was born Diosdado B. Posadas in Manilla on December 25, 1906. In an era when Asian boxers would often be referred to only by their nationality, he took the last two syllables of his birth name to use in the ring. In his career he would be a top rated contender for world titles in three separate weight divisions, and fight championship matches in each weight class.He began his boxing career in 1926. Winning nearly all of his early bouts, he lost his first against Newsboy Brown on April 24, 1928 for the California version of the world flyweight title. Brown defeated him by technical knockout due to Dado's shoulder injury in the sixth round. The fighting was back and forth until the sixth, when Dado, taking a beating, suffered a dislocated shoulder. He met Brown twice more, winning one fight and losing the other.

Dado was born Diosdado B. Posadas in Manilla on December 25, 1906. In an era when Asian boxers would often be referred to only by their nationality, he took the last two syllables of his birth name to use in the ring. In his career he would be a top rated contender for world titles in three separate weight divisions, and fight championship matches in each weight class.He began his boxing career in 1926. Winning nearly all of his early bouts, he lost his first against Newsboy Brown on April 24, 1928 for the California version of the world flyweight title. Brown defeated him by technical knockout due to Dado's shoulder injury in the sixth round. The fighting was back and forth until the sixth, when Dado, taking a beating, suffered a dislocated shoulder. He met Brown twice more, winning one fight and losing the other.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 21, 1940 Juan Zurita LWWLWW Arena Progreso, Guadalajara LOSS
Technical knockout
June 26, 1940 Panchito Villa WDWWLW Monterrey LOSS
KO
June 12, 1940 Monterrey Kid Pancho WWWWLL Monterrey WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1938 Joey August WWWWWL Al Morse Coliseum, Spokane LOSS
KO
Dec. 14, 1937 Jimmy (Babe) McCusker LWWWWW Crystal Pool, Seattle LOSS
KO
Nov. 30, 1937 Billy Buxton WWWWWW Crystal Pool, Seattle LOSS
KO
July 5, 1937 Jackie Wilson WWDWWW Stockton LOSS
Points
June 8, 1937 Barney Duran LWWWWW Civic Auditorium, Stockton WIN
Points
May 25, 1937 Tony Souza DDWWWD Civic Auditorium, Stockton WIN
Points
May 18, 1937 Tony Souza LDDWWW Civic Auditorium, Stockton DRAW
Points
April 20, 1937 Horace Mann LDWLWW Civic Auditorium, San Jose LOSS
Points
March 30, 1937 Billy Buxton WWWWWW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 16, 1937 Horace Mann DLLDWL Civic Auditorium, Stockton LOSS
Points
March 9, 1937 Toby Vigil WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
April 17, 1936 Bobby Leyvas WLLWWD Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1935 Al Spina WWWWWW Auditorium, Portland LOSS
Points
Dec. 10, 1935 Al Spina DWWWWW Auditorium, Portland LOSS
Points
Nov. 12, 1935 Tuffy Pierpont WWWWWD Auditorium, Oakland LOSS
Points
Oct. 22, 1935 Tony Marino LWLLWL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento DRAW
Points
Oct. 15, 1935 Baby Palmore WWLDLD Civic Auditorium, Stockton WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1935 Frankie Castillo WDWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
Sept. 17, 1935 Frankie Castillo LWDWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Aug. 31, 1935 Small Montana WWWWWW Stockton LOSS
Points
Aug. 2, 1935 Bobby Leyvas WWWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
July 16, 1935 Rodolfo Casanova WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 4, 1935 Bobby Olivas WLWLWD Stockton WIN
Points
May 21, 1935 Pablo Dano WWWWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
April 30, 1935 Pablo Dano LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
April 11, 1935 Joe Tei Ken LLWWLL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1935 Mickey Beal WLLDWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Dec. 21, 1934 Joey Dodge DLDLLL L-st Arena, Sacramento WIN
Points
Dec. 4, 1934 Young Tommy WLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Nov. 8, 1934 Augie Ruggierre WLLWWL L-st Arena, Sacramento WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1934 Lou Salica WDWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1934 Joe Tei Ken WDDDLW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 21, 1934 Joe Tei Ken WWDDDL Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
DQ
Aug. 31, 1934 Bobby Olivas DWWWLL Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Points
Aug. 24, 1934 Pete Saavedra LWWWLD Watsonville WIN
KO
Aug. 3, 1934 Bobby Olivas DDWWWL Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach WIN
Points
June 2, 1934 Mickey Miller WWLWWD West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne LOSS
Corner retirement
April 23, 1934 Merv Darky Blandon WWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
Points
March 12, 1934 Merv Darky Blandon WWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
Points
Dec. 22, 1933 Lew Farber WWDWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
Dec. 5, 1933 Rodolfo Casanova LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Oct. 24, 1933 Young Tommy WLLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 6, 1933 Billy McLeod WLLWWD Legion Stadium, Hollywood USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 18, 1933 Augie Curtis WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 12, 1933 Sailor Ray Butler WWDWLL Volcano Arena, Hilo WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1933 Johnny Yasui LWWWDW Civic Auditorium, Honolulu WIN
Points
July 14, 1933 Joe Tei Ken WWLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
June 9, 1933 Pete Sanstol WWWWWL Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco DRAW
Points
May 19, 1933 Young Tommy WWWWWD Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco USA California State Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
May 5, 1933 Joe Tei Ken WLWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
April 21, 1933 Joe Sanchez WWDDWW Ventura A.C., Ventura USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
April 5, 1933 Ernie Hood LLWLLD Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1933 Freddie Miller WDWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles National Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
Points
March 10, 1933 Baby Palmore LWWWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood National Boxing Association World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 24, 1933 Ernie Hood DWLLWL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1933 Baby Palmore WLWWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
KO
Jan. 24, 1933 Baby Arizmendi WWDWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles California World Featherweight

LOSS
Points
Dec. 20, 1932 Eugene Huat LLWDLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Dec. 6, 1932 Hill Hernandez WLLLWL Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno WIN
KO
Nov. 15, 1932 Rodolfo Casanova WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Oct. 23, 1932 Rodolfo Casanova WWWWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOSS
KO
Oct. 12, 1932 Young Tommy WWWDLW Auditorium, Oakland USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 21, 1932 Midget Wolgast WWDWWW Auditorium, Oakland DRAW
Points
Aug. 30, 1932 Pedro Villanueva DLLDLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Aug. 16, 1932 Peppy Sanchez WLDLLW Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno LOSS
Points
Aug. 12, 1932 Rodolfo Teglia LLWLWL Multnomah Stadium, Portland WIN
Points
Aug. 3, 1932 Canto Robleto LLLWWD Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
Points
July 27, 1932 Canto Robleto WLLLWW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle DRAW
Points
July 12, 1932 Hill Hernandez WDWDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
July 2, 1932 Vernon Jackson DWWDDL Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 1932 Abie Israel WWWWWW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle WIN
Unanimous decision
March 18, 1932 Baby Arizmendi WWWWWW Stockton WIN
Points
March 8, 1932 Rodolfo Teglia LLLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 18, 1932 Gene Jens WWWWWL Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield WIN
KO
Feb. 9, 1932 Baby Arizmendi WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Jan. 4, 1932 Panama Al Brown LWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 2, 1931 Midget Wolgast WWWWWW Auditorium, Oakland LOSS
Points
Nov. 20, 1931 Benny Schwartz LWLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1931 Canto Robleto WWWWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
Points
Oct. 16, 1931 George Burns WWWWWL Watsonville WIN
KO
Oct. 7, 1931 Midget Wolgast WLWWWW Auditorium, Oakland LOSS
Points
Sept. 17, 1931 Xavier Navi Stockton WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1931 Abie Israel WWLLWW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
KO
Aug. 7, 1931 Salvadore Luvano LLLLLL Watsonville WIN
KO
July 31, 1931 Delos 'Kid' Williams LWWLLL Stockton WIN
KO
July 3, 1931 Leonard Rahming LLWWDW Stockton WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1931 Young Sport LWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Points
June 12, 1931 Ray Montoya LLLWDW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
April 28, 1931 Judy Zuniga WWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
April 10, 1931 Salvadore Luvano WLWLLL Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
KO
April 7, 1931 Judy Zuniga WWWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
March 27, 1931 Chato Laredo LWWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
March 3, 1931 Newsboy Brown WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles USA California State Bantamweight

LOSS
KO
Feb. 10, 1931 Newsboy Brown WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles vacant USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 19, 1931 Jackie Evans LWWLLL Auditorium, Oakland vacant USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1930 Kid Martinez Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco vacant USA California State Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1930 Canto Robleto WWWDLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
July 29, 1930 Midget Wolgast WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Corner retirement
July 11, 1930 Chato Laredo WWWWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
June 24, 1930 Chato Laredo WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
June 12, 1930 Canto Robleto DLWWWW Pasadena Arena, Pasadena DRAW
Points
May 23, 1930 Young Sport WWLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
March 13, 1930 Young Sport WWWWL Pasadena WIN
Points
Jan. 10, 1930 Sailor Jimmy Lucas DWWDLW El Centro WIN
KO
Dec. 30, 1929 Bobby Garcia DWWLLL National Hall, San Francisco WIN
KO
Oct. 18, 1929 Tommy Hughes WWLLWW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1929 Charley Kaiser DWLLWD Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Sept. 10, 1929 Ernie Peters WWLDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Sept. 2, 1929 Boy Walley DWWWWL State Armory, San Francisco WIN
Points
Aug. 16, 1929 Tommy Hughes WWWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
July 31, 1929 Chato Laredo DLLDWW National Hall, San Francisco WIN
Points
July 19, 1929 Harold Matthews WWDDWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Corner retirement
June 18, 1929 Delos 'Kid' Williams LLDLWD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
June 4, 1929 Jimmy Lucas LDLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1929 Ernie Peters WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
Jan. 25, 1929 Ernie Hood WWWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1929 Clayton Gouyd LLDLWD Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
Jan. 1, 1929 Bobby Garcia WWWLLW Pismo Beach WIN
KO
Sept. 18, 1928 Louie Contreras LWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1928 Johnny Godinez WLDWLW National Hall, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1928 Pinkie George LWWWLL National Hall, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
April 24, 1928 Newsboy Brown WWLLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
March 6, 1928 Louie Contreras LWWLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Feb. 13, 1928 Delos 'Kid' Williams LWDWLL State Armory, San Francisco WIN
Points
Jan. 2, 1928 Delos 'Kid' Williams DWLDLW Recreation Park, San Francisco DRAW
Points
Dec. 16, 1927 Frankie Murray WLDLDL Sacramento DRAW
Points
Nov. 2, 1927 Snowy Johnson LLLWWL National Hall, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1927 Benny Marks DDDWWW Recreation Park, San Francisco WIN
Points
Oct. 5, 1927 Frankie Murray WWLWLD Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1927 Frankie Novey LWLLWL National Hall, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 1927 Carlo Navia LWLLLL National Hall, San Francisco WIN
KO
Aug. 31, 1927 Kid Riley DLWWWD National Hall, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 10, 1927 Gonzalo Rubio WWWWWD National Hall, San Francisco WIN
KO
July 27, 1927 Frankie Murray WWWLWL National Hall, San Francisco DRAW
Points
July 13, 1927 Frankie Novey DWLLWL National Hall, San Francisco WIN
Points
June 28, 1927 Paddy Wheeler LLLDLW Dugdale Park, Seattle WIN
KO
April 9, 1927 Little Moro DDLDWW Manila WIN
Points
March 5, 1927 George Montanez W Manila WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1927 Boy Walley DWDDWL Olympic Stadium, Manila WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1927 Pablo Dano LLWDDD Manila WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1926 Pablo Dano WLLWDD Manila DRAW
Points
Nov. 27, 1926 George Montanez Manila LOSS
Points
Oct. 2, 1926 Kid Manipis DWL Manila WIN
Points
Aug. 20, 1926 Kid Avelino LDLWDW Happy Valley Arena WIN
Points
July 2, 1926 Al Trono LWWWDL Happy Valley Arena WIN
DQ
June 12, 1926 Y C Song LLWWDW Happy Valley Arena WIN
DQ
May 1, 1926 Frank De Vera L Happy Valley Arena WIN
DQ
March 20, 1926 Joe Sisson LL Olympic Stadium, Manila WIN
Points
Feb. 27, 1926 Eusebio Flores Olympic Stadium, Manila WIN
DQ
Jan. 30, 1926 Joe Sisson L Olympic Stadium, Manila WIN
Points
Jan. 9, 1926 Young Dumaguilas Manila DRAW
Points
Dec. 19, 1925 Joe Sisson Manila WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1925 Speed Andres Manila WIN
Points
Oct. 17, 1925 Joe Mendiola WDL Olympic Stadium, Manila DRAW
Points
Feb. 21, 1925 Young Pancho DDDL Olympic Stadium, Manila LOSS
Points
Dec. 13, 1924 Kid Manila Olympic Stadium, Manila DRAW
Points
Nov. 22, 1924 Little Dundee Olympic Stadium, Manila WIN
Points
Oct. 25, 1924 Young Sacramento Olympic Stadium, Manila WIN
KO