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Tippy Larkin boxer

Tippy Larkin image
Status inactive
Age 74
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1935-03-14
Born 1917-11-11
Death 1991-12-10
Nationality USA
Residence Garfield, New Jersey, USA
bouts
147
won
131
lost
14
draw
1
bouts
147
won
131
lost
14
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 74
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1935-03-14
Born 1917-11-11
Death 1991-12-10
Nationality USA
Residence Garfield, New Jersey, USA

Larkin was born on December 11, 1917 to an Italian family in Garfield, New Jersey. He took the name Tippy from the initials for his real name Antonio Pilliteri, or Tony Pilliteri. He got the name Larkin from his older brother Frank who had boxed as Bobby Larkin.In 1934, at the age of seventeen, the young Larkin went off to work for a camp of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) during America's great depression, and soon helped to start inter-camp boxing matches with his co-workers. According to the legend he scored nine straight knockouts in these first amateur bouts.

Larkin was born on December 11, 1917 to an Italian family in Garfield, New Jersey. He took the name Tippy from the initials for his real name Antonio Pilliteri, or Tony Pilliteri. He got the name Larkin from his older brother Frank who had boxed as Bobby Larkin.In 1934, at the age of seventeen, the young Larkin went off to work for a camp of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) during America's great depression, and soon helped to start inter-camp boxing matches with his co-workers. According to the legend he scored nine straight knockouts in these first amateur bouts.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 29, 1952 Steve Marcello WWWWWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1952 Maurice Jenkins LWWLWL Casino, Fall River WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 23, 1952 Maurice Jenkins WLWWLW Casino, Fall River WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1952 Joey Lupo WWWLWL Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Corner retirement
Nov. 29, 1951 Alfredo La Grutta WLWWLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 6, 1951 Manouk Markarian LLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Oct. 16, 1951 Humberto Sierra DDWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Dec. 7, 1949 Bernard Docusen WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans LOSS
Corner retirement
Oct. 24, 1949 Aldo Minelli WWLWLL Sports Arena, Toledo WIN
Points
Sept. 26, 1949 Hy Meltzer WWWWWW Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Aug. 22, 1949 Al Evans LLLLWL Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
June 27, 1949 Aldo Minelli WDWLWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
June 13, 1949 Al Guido WWLWWL Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
May 2, 1949 Giacomo Boderone WLDDWL Arena, Trenton WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 21, 1948 Charley Fusari LWWWWW Armory, Jersey City LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 31, 1948 Ruby Kessler LLWLLW Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth WIN
Points
Aug. 5, 1948 Willie Beltram LDDWWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 26, 1948 Joe Lucignano WLLLLW Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1948 Ruby Kessler DWWLDL Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1948 Joe Lucignano WLWLWL Jersey City Gardens, Jersey City WIN
Points
April 13, 1948 Billy Kearns LLWDLL Salem Arena, Salem WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 26, 1948 Joe DiMartino WWWLLL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 29, 1947 Pete Manchio LLLLLL Arena, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 18, 1947 Ernie Petrone WLLDLL Mechanics Hall, Worcester WIN
Technical knockout
June 20, 1947 Ike Williams WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
June 4, 1947 Lou Fortuna WWWWDL Pierce Memorial Field, East Providence WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1947 Billy Graham WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 14, 1947 Charley Fusari WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 21, 1946 Tommy Mills LLLLWL Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 5, 1946 Johnny Jones LLLLLL Manchester
NC
Sept. 13, 1946 Willie Joyce WWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 21, 1946 Bobby McIntire LWLLLL Arcadia Club, Providence WIN
Points
Aug. 1, 1946 Bobby Claus LLLLLL Armory, Akron WIN
KO
April 29, 1946 Willie Joyce WWDWW Boston Garden, Boston Vacant World Jr. Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 22, 1946 Nick Moran WWLLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 6, 1946 Bobby McIntire LLDLDL Armory, Akron WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 20, 1946 Solomon Stewart LLLLLL Armory, Akron WIN
KO
Nov. 16, 1945 Nick Moran LWWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 3, 1945 Willie Joyce WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
July 17, 1945 Joey Gambaro WWWWWW Sargent Field, New Bedford WIN
KO
June 29, 1945 Jackie Peters LLLLWL Carney Auditorium, Erie WIN
KO
June 2, 1944 Freddie Archer WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1944 Allie Stolz LLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 9, 1944 Lulu Costantino WWWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 14, 1944 Bobby Ruffin WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
Dec. 20, 1943 Gene Ward LLLWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1943 Doll Rafferty LWWWLL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
KO
Nov. 15, 1943 Al Costa WLWWWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 29, 1943 George 'Red' Doty LDLLDL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 16, 1943 Johnny Jones LLLLWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Sept. 15, 1943 Patsy Spataro DLLWLW Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth WIN
Points
Aug. 20, 1943 Harry Teaney DWLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1943 Ruby Garcia LLWLL MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 20, 1943 Johnny Jones DLLLWW Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth WIN
Points
June 23, 1943 Bobby McIntire LLWLLL Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1943 Joe De Jesus LLLLLL Mooers Field, Richmond WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1943 Henry Armstrong WWWWWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
KO
Dec. 18, 1942 Beau Jack WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York vacant NYSAC World Lightweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 16, 1942 Freddie Archer DLWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1942 Abe Denner WLWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1942 Charley 'Dixie' Davis LDLWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 5, 1942 Charley 'Dixie' Davis WLDLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
June 23, 1942 Billy Davis DLWWLW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
June 9, 1942 Carmine Fatta WDWWLW MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Points
June 3, 1942 Leo Rodak WWWWWD Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
April 13, 1942 Jerry Moore WLWWDL Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 30, 1942 Chester Rico WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 12, 1942 Tommy Cross WWLDLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 22, 1941 Carmine Fatta WWLWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Dec. 16, 1941 Tommy Speigal LWLLLL Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City WIN
Points
Sept. 16, 1941 Joey Zodda LDWWLL Belmont Park, Garfield WIN
KO
Aug. 8, 1941 George Zengaras DLWLLL High School Field, Asbury Park WIN
Points
July 18, 1941 Ray Bonti LLLLLL Lodi Stadium, Lodi WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1941 Freddie Archer WLWWWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
May 5, 1941 Abe Cohen LLLLLL Perth Amboy WIN
KO
March 24, 1941 Norman Rahn LLLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1941 Joey Silva DWWLWL Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 12, 1940 Maxie Fisher WWWWWL Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
June 25, 1940 Johnny Rohrig LLLLWL Belmont Park, Garfield WIN
Points
June 3, 1940 Frankie Wallace LLLWLL Belmont Park, Garfield WIN
KO
May 7, 1940 Jimmy Lancaster LLLLLL Grotto Auditorium, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1940 Lew Jenkins WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Dec. 15, 1939 Al 'Bummy' Davis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Dec. 7, 1939 Joey Greb LWLLLL Armory, Paterson WIN
Points
Nov. 27, 1939 Steve Halaiko WWWWWL Kanter's Auditorium, Passaic WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 1939 Jack 'Kid' Berg WWLLWW Belmont Park, Garfield LOSS
Points
April 10, 1939 Billy Beauhuld WWWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1939 George Zengaras WWWLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 6, 1939 Billy Beauhuld LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 26, 1938 Jackie Savino LWWWWD Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1938 Charley Burns LLLLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 29, 1938 Freddie Cochrane DWLWWW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 15, 1938 Frankie Wallace LLLLDW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 2, 1938 Eddie Zivic LLLLLL Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
KO
July 5, 1938 Freddie Cochrane WWWWDW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
June 8, 1938 Johnny Rohrig WLLWLW Wessington Stadium, Clifton WIN
Points
May 23, 1938 Julio Gonzales LLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
May 5, 1938 Tommy Grady LLLDWW Armory, Passaic WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 1938 Pedro Nieves LLLLWL Armory, Passaic WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1938 Charley Bedami LLWWDD New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
Points
March 10, 1938 Pete Mascia LLLDLL Armory, Passaic WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1938 Jackie Stewart LLLLWL Armory, Passaic WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1938 Mickey Duca WWLLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1937 Lew Massey DLWLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Nov. 15, 1937 Maxie Fisher DLWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Oct. 25, 1937 Maxie Fisher WDLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Sept. 3, 1937 Johnny Mason L Ocean View A.A., Long Branch WIN
KO
July 13, 1937 Maxie Fisher LWDLWL Ollemar Field, Irvington WIN
Points
July 2, 1937 Freddie Cochrane LLLLWL Ocean View A.A., Long Branch WIN
Points
June 18, 1937 Jimmy Cogman WDLLDL Ocean View A.A., Long Branch WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1937 Freddie Cochrane LLLLLL Ollemar Field, Irvington WIN
Points
March 22, 1937 Freddie Cochrane LWLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
March 15, 1937 Jimmy Cogman LLLLLW Amusement Academy, Plainfield WIN
Points
March 1, 1937 Mickey Duca WWDLWW Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Points
Feb. 8, 1937 Tony Marengo WLLLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1937 Chang Collura LLWLWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
NWS
Dec. 29, 1936 Jimmy Cogman WDLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1936 Meyer Alper LWLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1936 George Carlo WDLWWL Kanter's Auditorium, Passaic WIN
Points
Oct. 30, 1936 Chang Collura DLWLLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Oct. 16, 1936 Chang Collura WDLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Points
Sept. 28, 1936 Dick McClintick WWLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1936 Jimmy Quinn WWLLLL Rutherford WIN
KO
Sept. 15, 1936 Young Buckey WWWDLL Elizabeth WIN
Points
Sept. 11, 1936 Walter Chapman WL Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 31, 1936 Al Simmons LLDLWL Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 11, 1936 Andre Sarilla LLLLLL Braddock Bowl, Jersey City WIN
NWS
July 31, 1936 Jackie Corcoran DWDLWL Ocean View A.A., Long Branch WIN
NWS
July 17, 1936 Sammy Miller LWLLWW Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1936 Jimmy Donato WLLDLL Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch WIN
Technical knockout
June 29, 1936 Teddy Adams Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
KO
June 5, 1936 Eddie Capana LLLWLW Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch WIN
KO
June 2, 1936 Johnny Scibelli LLLLWW Braddock Bowl, Jersey City LOSS
NWS
May 11, 1936 Tommy Mankin LLLLLL Columbia Park, North Bergen WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1936 Dominic Pasquale LDLDLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
April 13, 1936 Lew Fascio DLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
March 9, 1936 Pete Stewart WLDDLD Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
March 3, 1936 Phil Bufato LWL Braddock Arena, Jersey City WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1936 Eddie Capana WLLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Feb. 10, 1936 Joe Timpanaro LLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1936 Eddie Capana WWLLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Jan. 6, 1936 Lew Fascio DLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Dec. 23, 1935 Eddie Capana WWWLLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1935 Nunzio Bisogno WWWDWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1935 Al Gianetti Music Hall, Paterson WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1935 Johnny Gaja Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1935 Tony Caprio WWWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Sept. 16, 1935 Dominic Pasquale WLLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 12, 1935 Pete Flash Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
KO
March 21, 1935 Johnny Fiore WDLWL Music Hall, Paterson WIN
KO
March 14, 1935 Ed McGillick Music Hall, Paterson LOSS
Points