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Louis "Kid" Kaplan

BORN   October 15 1901; Kiev, Russia
HEIGHT October 26 1970; Norwich, Connecticut
HEIGHT 5-4
WEIGHT 123-135 lbs
MANAGERS Joe Beasley, Denny McMahon, Billy Gibson
TRAINER Whitey Bimstein

Kaplan was a short, stockily-built fighter who relied upon strength, ruggedness and stamina; He was an aggressive, two- fisted attacker and a prime example of "perpetual motion." During his career, he won the Featherweight Championship of the World

Among those he defeated were Battling Battalino, Sammy Mandell, Jimmy Goodrich, Jackie Fields, Bruce Flowers, Mike Dundee, Tommy Cello, Maurice Holtzer, Joe Trabon, Charles "Dutch" Brandt, Johnny Shugrue, Eddie "Kid" Wagner, Harry Dublinsky and Jack Portney

Herb Goldman ranked Ortiz as the #13 All-Time Featherweight; The "Kid" was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003

1918
Mar  7 Young Rocco                Meriden, Ct                      TK  1
Mar 21 Young Mack                 Meriden, Ct                       W  4
Apr 29 George "Young" Proto       New Haven, Ct                     L  6
 
1918-1919
       Tommy Shea                 Jersey City, NJ                  ND  6
          -This bout was held during late 1918 or early 1919

1919
       Young Dempsey              Jersey City, NJ                  ND  4
       Happy Gorman               Jersey City, NJ                  ND  6
       Kid Black                  Jersey City, NJ                  ND  6
Oct 30 Terry O'Connor             Middletown, Ct                   ND  6
Dec  1 Frankie Mack               Hartford, Ct                     ND  6
Dec 19 George Hebor               New Haven, Ct                    KO  4

1920
Jan 22 Johnny "K.O." Romano       New Britain, Ct                  ND  8
Feb 14 Young Jenkins              Meriden, Ct                      ND  4
Feb 21 Eddie "Young" Ford         Meriden, Ct                       D  8
       George Smith               New Haven, Ct                    KO  3
Mar 29 Battling Green             Meriden, Ct                      TK  7
Apr 13 Mickey Travers             New Haven, Ct                     L 10
Apr 29 Mickey Travers             Waterbury, Ct                     L  6
       Battling Harris            Waterbury, Ct                     W  6
May 29 George "Young" Proto       Waterbury, Ct                     D  6
Jun 10 Jimmy Farren               Lynn, Ma                          W 10
Jun 18 Johnny Bray                Holyoke, Ma                      KO 10
Aug 14 Mickey Travers             Meriden, Ct                       D  8
Aug 17 Mickey Travers             Norwich, Ct                      NC  5
Nov  6 Joe Hall                   Meriden, Ct                       W  8
Nov 12 Johnny O'Leary             Wallingford, Ct                  TK  6
Dec  4 "Irish" Kid Williams       Waterbury, Ct                     D  8
Dec 11 Johnny Shugrue             Waterbury, Ct                     L 12
Dec 27 Mickey Travers             New Haven, Ct                     L 10

1921
Feb  3 Jimmy Dwyer                Hartford, Ct                     ND 12
Feb 21 Johnny Williams            Hartford, Ct                     ND  8
Feb 25 Romeo Roche                Holyoke, Ma                       L 10
Mar 11 Romeo Roche                Holyoke, Ma                       L 10
Mar 31 Terry O'Connor             Hartford, Ct                     KO  5
Apr  7 Joe Currie                 Wallingford, Ct                  ND  8 
May 14 Romeo Roche                Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Jun  9 Sailor Cunningham          Hartford, Ct                     KO  1
Jul  1 Sammy Waltz                Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Aug 19 Gaylor "Kid" Lewis         Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Sep  2 Willie Murphy              Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Sep 23 Pete McDonald              Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Oct 10 Billy DeFoe                Meriden, Ct                      TK  5
Oct 24 Al Shubert                 Hartford, Ct                      W 12
Oct 31 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Hartford, Ct                      W 12
Nov 20 Freddie Jacks              Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Nov 29 Jimmy Dwyer                Hartford, Ct                      W 12

1922
Feb 13 Dick Russell               Lynn, Ma                         TK  3
Feb 25 Hughie Hutchinson          Meriden, Ct                       D 12
Mar  2 Mickey Travers             New Haven, Ct                     D 12
Mar  6 Jackie Coburn              Brooklyn, NY                      D  6
Mar 13 Al Wagner                  New York, NY                      W  8
Mar 20 Artie Rose                 Meriden, Ct                      TK  3
Apr  1 Hughie Hutchinson          Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Apr 10 Dick Russell               Lynn, Ma                          W 10
Apr 18 Johnny Williams            Portland, Me                     ND 12
May 13 Johnny Lisse               Meriden, Ct                       W 12
May 29 Earl Baird                 Bridgeport, Ct                    W 12
Jun  9 Eddie "Kid" Wagner         Meriden, Ct                       L 12
Jun 29 Earl Baird                 Bridgeport, Ct                   WF  8
          -Some sources report "KO 8"
Aug 10 Eddie "Kid" Wagner         Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Sep 14 Johnny Shugrue             Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Oct 20 Andy Chaney                New Haven, Ct                     W 12
Nov 14 Gene Delmont               Bridgeport, Ct                    W 12
Nov 24 Steve "Kid" Sullivan       New York, NY                      W 12
Dec 18 Babe Herman [Sousa]        Meriden, Ct                       L 12

1923
Jan 15 Mickey Travers             Meriden, Ct                       W 12
Mar  8 Babe Herman [Sousa]        Meriden, Ct                       D 12
Mar 14 Al Shubert                 Meriden, Ct                       L 12
Apr 16 Harvey Bright              Meriden, Ct                       W 12
May 17 Danny Frush                Long Island City, NY             KO  6
Jun  2 Babe Herman [Sousa]        New York, NY                      D  8
Jun 12 Babe Herman [Sousa]        Long Island City, NY              D 12
Jul  3 Babe Herman [Sousa]        New Haven, Ct                     D 12
Aug  9 Tommy Noble                New York, NY                     TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Sep 28 Jimmy Goodrich             New York, NY                      W 10
Dec 13 "Allentown" Johnny Leonard Waterbury, Ct                     W 12
          -Some sources report "Allentown, Pa"

1924
Jan  7 Cuddy DeMarco              Pittsburgh, Pa                    D 10
Feb  l Eddie Brady                New York, NY                      W 12
Feb 21 Billy DeFoe                Waterbury, Ct                     W 12
Mar 20 Bobby Garcia               Waterbury, Ct                     D 12
Apr 24 Cuddy DeMarco              Waterbury, Ct                     D 12
Jun  9 Bobby Garcia               New Haven, Ct                     W 12
Aug 21 Pal Moran                  New Haven, Ct                    WF  9
Sep 15 Lou Paluso                 Waterbury, Ct                     W 12
Oct 10 Angel Diaz                 New York, NY                     KO  3
Nov 21 Bobby Garcia               New York, NY                      W 10
Dec l3 Jose Lombardo              New York, NY                     KO  4

1925
Jan  2 Danny Kramer               New York, NY                     TK  9
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Feb 10 Bud Ridley                 Vernon, Ca                       ND 12
Mar 11 Johnny Farr                Oakland, Ca                      ND 12
Mar 28 Ernie Goozeman             San Diego, Ca                    ND 12
May 22 Steve "Kid" Sullivan       Waterbury, Ct                    KO  5
Jun 26 Frankie Schaefer           Aurora, Il                       ND 10
Aug  5 Billy Kennedy              Bayonne, NJ                      ND 12
Aug 27 Babe Herman [Sousa]        Waterbury, Ct                     D 15
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Dec 13 Babe Herman [Sousa]        New York, NY                      W 15
          -Featherweight Championship of the World;
          Some sources report 12/18/25

1926
Jan 25 Billy Murphy               Boston, Ma                        W 10
Mar  1 Billy Petrolle             Hartford, Ct                      W 12
Mar  8 Eddie "Kid" Wagner         Philadelphia, Pa                  D 10
          -Some sources report 3/09/26
Mar 26 Tommy Herman               Baltimore, Md                     W 12
Apr 12 Mickey Chapin              Scranton, Pa                      W 10
Apr 21 Leo "Kid" Roy              Montreal, Que, Can               KO  7
Jun  4 Billy White                Jersey City, NJ                  ND 10
Jun 28 Bobby Garcia               Hartford, Ct                     TK 10
          -Featherweight Championship of the World;
          Some sources report "W 10"

Jul  6 -Kaplan relinquished the Featherweight Championship of the World

Aug  3 Tommy Cello                Long Island City, NY              W 10
Nov  5 Tommy Cello                Holyoke, Ma                       W 10
Dec  2 Billy Wallace              Cleveland, Oh                    LK  5

1927
Jan 10 Paris Cangey               Rochester, NY                    KO  4
Jan 17 Lou Paluso                 Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
Mar 18 Frankie Fink               New York, NY                     TK  8
Mar 28 Jackie Brady               Rochester, NY                     W 10
Apr  4 Johnny Ceccoli             Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
May  2 Tony Vaccarelli            New Haven, Ct                    TK  7
          -Some sources report "KO 8"
May  9 Al Foreman                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Jun 15 Jackie Fields              New York, NY                      W 10
Jun 29 Bruce Flowers              Long Island City, NY              W 10
Sep  8 Clicky Clark               New Haven, Ct                    KO  5
Oct 11 Tommy Cello                New York, NY                      W 10
Oct 18 Jimmy McLarnin             Chicago, Il                      LK  8
Nov  1 Mike Dundee                New Haven, Ct                     W 12

1928
Feb 20 Bobby Mays                 New Haven, Ct                     D 10
Feb 27 Joe Trabon                 Rochester, NY                     W 10
May  8 Georgie Day                New Haven, Ct                     W 10
May 31 Manuel Quintero            New York, NY                      L 10
          -Some sources report "New Haven, Ct"
Jul  2 Manuel Quintero            New Haven, Ct                     L 10
Sep 21 Bert Lamb                  Detroit, Mi                      TK  7
Oct 16 Bruce Flowers              New Haven, Ct                     W 10
Nov  3 Bobby Mays                 New Haven, Ct                     W 10

1929
Jan  1 Ritchie King               Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Jan 11 Johnny Jadick              Boston, Ma                       WF  7
Feb 14 Phil McGraw                Waterbury, Ct                     W 10
          -Some sources report 1/14/29
Feb 26 Freddie Mueller            New Haven, Ct                    LF  8
Apr  2 Joe Glick                  New Haven, Ct                     W 10
Apr 11 Joey Medill                Detroit, Mi                       W 10
May 10 Billy Wallace              New York, NY                      W 10
Aug 22 Joe Trabon                 Waterbury, Ct                     W 10
          -Some sources report 8/21/29
Sep  9 Henri DeWancker            Baltimore, Md                    TK  7
Sep 17 Emery Cabana               New Haven, Ct                     L 10
          -Some sources report 9/16/29
Oct 30 Eddie "Kid" Wolfe          Chicago, Il                      TK  7
Nov 10 Emory Cabana               New Haven, Ct                     W 10
Dec 13 Andy Callahan              New York, NY                      W 10

1930
Feb 24 Jack Portney               Baltimore, Md                     L 10
Mar 18 Johnny Farr                New Haven, Ct                     W 10
Jun  2 Joey Medill                Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Jun 19 Tommy Crowley              Waterbury, Ct                     W 10
Jun 30 Maurice Holtzer            West Springfield, Ma              W 10
Aug  9 Jimmy O'Brien              Milford, Ct                      TK  9
          -Some sources report "Bridgeport, Ct"
Sep 24 Battling Battalino         Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Oct 17 Justo Suarez               New York, NY                      L 10

1931
Feb  4 Jack Portney               New Haven, Ct                     W 10
Mar  4 Tommy Crowley              Rochester, NY                    TK  7
Mar 16 Buster Brown               Baltimore, Md                     W 10
Apr  7 Billy Lynch                Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Apr 20 Ralph Lenny                Hartford, Ct                      W 10 
Jul 23 Tommy Jarrett              North Adams, Ma                   W 10
Aug 24 Sammy Mandell              Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Sep  8 Jackie Pilkington          Hartford, Ct                      W 10
          -135 lb Championship of New England
Oct 12 Pancho Villa               Holyoke, Ma                      KO 10
Nov  4 Harry Dublinsky            Chicago, Il                       W  8
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Nov 20 Eddie Ran                  New York, NY                     LK  1

1932
Jun 29 Jackie Pilkington          Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Jul 19 Emil Rossi                 New York, NY                      W  8
Aug  4 Frankie Petrolle           New York, NY                      W  8
Sep  9 Pancho Villa               Fall River, Ma                    L 10
Oct 13 Eddie Holmes               Hartford, Ct                      W 10

1933
Feb 20 Cocoa Kid                  New Haven, Ct                     L 10


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1917
       Young Grossman                                              ND  6


*** Much Data And Assistance Was Provided By Robert Yalen ***
 

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 

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