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Willie LaMorte
(Willie Burns)

BORN   June 16 1904; New York, New York (Fought out of Newark, New Jersey)
HEIGHT 5-3
WEIGHT 110-116 lbs
MANAGERS Dan Morgan, Tom Stanley, Lawrence Lupo, Phil Berstein, Charley Cook

1920
Aug 14 Johnny Buff               Jersey City, NJ                     LK  6

1921
Feb 28 Teddy Seidman             Troy, NY                             W  6
Mar 18 Abe Goldstein             Brooklyn, NY                        LT  6
Mar 26 Jackie Norman             Brooklyn, NY                         L 10
May  9 Jackie Murray             Freeport, NY                         D 10
May 19 Willie Gilligan           New York, NY                         W  6
Aug 10 Pete McDonald             Mineola, NY                         LK  2
Dec 17 Happy Mahoney             Brooklyn, NY                         D 12

1922
Jun 23 Tommy Lynch               Rockaway Beach, NY                   L  6
Sep  2 Joey Silvers              Brooklyn, NY                         D  6

1923
Mar 22 Young Anthony             Newark, NJ                          ND  8
          -Some sources report "KO 8"
Aug  9 "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz  New York, NY                         L  4

1924
May  8 Joey Ross                 West Hoboken, NJ                    ND  6
          -Some sources report "ND 10" on 4/25/24
May 26 Wilbur Cohen              Brooklyn, NY                         W 10
Jun  7 "Panama" Al Brown         New York, NY                        LK  2
Jul 14 Wilbur Cohen              Freeport, NY                         D 12
Jul 23 Jimmy Bones               Mineola, NY                         KO  4
Aug 11 Wilbur Cohen              Freeport, NY                         L 12
Sep 29 Emil Paluso               Trenton, NJ                         ND  8
Nov 17 Wilbur Cohen              Trenton, NJ                         ND 10

1925
Jan 13 Archie Bell               Passaic, NJ                         TK  3
Mar  3 "Panama" Al Brown         Newark, NJ                          ND 10
Mar 11 Wilbur Cohen              Bayonne, NJ                         ND 10
          -Some sources report 3/12/25
Mar 23 Emil Paluso               Trenton, NJ                         ND 10
Jun 11 Tommy Hughes              Cleveland, Oh                        W  6
Sep  7 Clovis Durand             Cleveland, Oh                       TK  5
Sep 28 Jackie "Irish" Doyle      Trenton, NJ                         ND  8
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Nov 18 Jimmy Russo               New York, NY                         W 10
Dec 28 Davey Adelman             Trenton, NJ                         ND 10

1926
Jan 11 Davey Abad                Brooklyn, NY                         L 10
Feb  1
"Wee" Willie Davies       Cleveland, Oh                        L  6
Feb 19 Charley "Dodo" Jackson    Newark, NJ                          ND 10
Mar 26
"Wee" Willie Davies       Cleveland, Oh                        D  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Mar 29 Pee Wee Ross              Philadelphia, Pa                     W  8
Apr  5 Pincus "Pinky" Silverberg Hartford, Ct                        KO  3
Jun  8 San Sanchez               Englewood, NJ                        W 10
          -Some sources report 6/25/26 in "New York, NY"
Aug 17 Harry Goldstein           Hartford, Ct                         D  8

1927
Jan  4 Melvin "Happy" Atherton   Cleveland, Oh                        W  6
Mar 21 Frankie Genaro            Chicago, Il                          D 10
Apr 11 "Wee" Willie Davies       Pittsburgh, Pa                       L 10
May 10 Marty Gold                Cleveland, Oh                        W  8
May 27 Fidel LaBarba             Cleveland, Oh                       LT 10
Dec  6 Benny Tressito            Newark, NJ                          ND 10
Dec 20 Frankie Genaro            Newark, NJ                          ND 10

1928
Jun 25 Pincus "Pinky" Silverberg Newark, NJ                           W 10
Oct  4
"Corporal" Izzy Schwartz  Jersey City, NJ                      L 12
Dec 13 Routier Parra             Jersey City, NJ                     KO  3

1929
Feb  8 Harry Hill                Toronto, Ont, Can                    W  6
Feb 18 Willie Cubic              Toronto, Ont, Can                    W  8
Mar 12 Routier Parra             Toronto, Ont, Can                   LF  8
Apr 26 Pablo Dano                San Francisco, Ca                    L 10
Aug 22 "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz  Newark, NJ                           W 15
          -Flyweight Championship of the World
          (as recognized by New York state)
Nov 21 Frisco Grande             Paterson, NJ                        TK  7
          -Flyweight Championship of the World
          (as recognized by New York state)
Dec    -LaMorte relinquished the Flyweight Championship of the World
         (as recognized by New York state)


1930
Feb 14 Johnny McCoy              Holyoke, Ma                          L 10
Mar 10 Frankie Bauman            New Brunswick, NJ                    L 10
          -Some sources report "L 8"
May 16 Midget Wolgast            New York, NY                        LT  6
          -Flyweight Championship of the World
          (as recognized by New York state);
          Some sources report "LK 5"
Jul 21 Blas Rodriguez            Woodhaven, NY                        W 10
Aug  6 Frankie Genaro            Newark, NJ                           L 10

1931
Mar 16 Johnny Brennan            Trenton, NJ                         LT  5


*** The Followng Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***
 

1920
       Pete Mahoney              Harrison, NJ                        ND  6
       Jimmy Clark               Harrison, NJ                        ND  6
       Billy Jenks               Newark, NJ                          ND  6
       Johnny Dixon              Newark, NJ                          ND  6
       Harry Oxfield             Newark, NJ                          ND  6

1921
       Jimmy Clark               Newark, NJ                          ND  8
       Leroy Powell              Passaic, NJ                         ND  8
Jun 16 Terry Miller              Jersey City, NJ                     TK  4
       Joe Jackson               Newark, NJ                          KO  2
       Tony Mack                 Hackensack, NJ                      KO  7
       Frankie Fasano            Englewood, NJ                       ND  8

1922
       Bobby Risden              Trenton, NJ                         ND  8
       Tiny Trinkle              Fort Lee, NJ                        KO  3
       Dodo Jackson              Jersey City, NJ                     KO  2
Apr 16 Jackie Wolpert            Lancaster, Pa                       ND 10
Jun 28 Young Anthony             Newark, NJ                          ND 10
Sep 14 Harvey Crosby             New York, NY                         W 10
Oct  6 Eddie Desmares            Bayonne, NJ                         KO  4
1923
       Jimmy Bones                                                   ND 10
Feb 27 Henry "Henny" Catena      New York, NY                         W 10
May    Frankie Mason             Jersey City, NJ                     KO  2
Jun 11 Jackie Feldman            Jersey City, NJ                     ND  8
Aug  6 Jackie Feldman            Jersey City, NJ                     ND 10
Aug 20 Jackie Feldman            Jersey City, NJ                     ND  8
       Mickey Lewis              Hoboken, NJ                         ND  8
       Mickey Gill                                                   ND 10
       Benny Pascal              Trenton, NJ                         ND  8

1924
Feb 11 Murray Layton             Hoboken, NJ                         ND  8
Feb 21 Willie Woods              Newark, NJ                          ND 12
Apr 11 Jimmy Russo               Passaic, NJ                         ND 10
Apr 29 Lew Bender                Bayonne, NJ                         ND  6
Sep  8 Johnny Brennan            Trenton, NJ                         KO  4
Nov 27 Mike Ballero              Elizabeth, NJ                       KO  8

1925
       Eddie Covington                                               ND  8
       Jackie Feldman            Jersey City, NJ                     ND  8
Jul    Pincus "Pinky" Silverberg Trenton, NJ                         KO  2

1927
Jan 17 Melvin "Happy" Atherton   Cleveland, Oh                        W  8

1928
Dec 17 Ivan Hawes                Newark, NJ                          KO  6 



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

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