Arturo Godoy

Arturo Godoy was a Chilean boxer, also nicknamed "Arturito".

Arturo Godoy
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Statistics
Real nameArturo Godoy
Weight(s)Heavyweight
NationalityChile Chilean
Born(1912-10-10)10 October 1912
Iquique,
Chile
Died27 August 1986(1986-08-27) (aged 73)
Iquique,
Chile
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights127
Wins91
Wins by KO51
Losses22
Draws12
No contests2

BiographyEdit

He was born in Iquique, Chile, on October 10, 1912.

He was South American Heavyweight Champion and had an extensive and successful career in Argentina, Cuba, Spain, and the United States roughly between 1931 and 1954.

In New York he beat Tony Galento.

He is best known for his two epic fights with Joe Louis for the World Heavyweight Championship in 1940. The first was held at the Madison Square Garden on February 10, 1940 and went the full length of 15 rounds. The 2 ringside judges split their votes and the tie was broken by the referee, who gave it to Louis, to the protest of a substantial part of the audience, who had been won over by the fact that Godoy showed no fear of Louis and by the additional fact that Louis was not able to knock out his opponent after a string of K.O.s and T.K.O.s. South Americans and Chileans in particular thought that Godoy had indeed won the fight and from then on the figure of Godoy acquired mythical proportions. A second fight was scheduled for June 20, 1940. Joe Louis prepared to counteract Godoy's strategy and ring tactics, focusing on bringing him up from his unusual low stance with a combination of hooks to the body and uppercuts. Godoy fought bravely but the referee had to stop the fight in the 8th round. Godoy continued fighting until 1954 and returned to Chile, where he was regarded as a hero.

He died in Chile in 1986.

LegacyEdit

His life was used as the base for the novel "Muriendo por la dulce patria mía" (Planeta, 1998) by Roberto Castillo Sandoval.

Professional careerEdit

91 Wins (51 knockouts, 39 decisions, 1 disqualification), 22 Losses (3 knockouts, 18 decisions, 1 disqualification), 12 Draws, 2 No Contest
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 56–12–7   Tony Musto PTS 10 1940-12-02   Cleveland Arena, Cleveland
Win 55–12–7   Gus Dorazio UD 10 1940-10-07   Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia
Loss 54–12–7   Joe Louis TKO 8 (15) 1940-06-20   Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York City For The Ring & Lineal Heavyweight titles.
Loss 54–11–7   Joe Louis SD 15 1940-02-09   Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City For The Ring & Lineal Heavyweight titles.
Loss 54–10–7   Eduardo Primo DQ 8 (12) 1939-08-19   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Lost South American Heavyweight title.
Win 54–9–7   Valentin Campolo PTS 12 1939-07-22   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Retained South American Heavyweight title.
Win 53–9–7   Alberto Santiago Lovell PTS 12 1939-04-08   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires Won South American Heavyweight title.
Loss 52–9–7   Valentin Campolo PTS 12 1939-03-04   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 52–8–7   Eusebio Ramirez KO 3 (12) 1939-01-28   Mendoza
Win 51–8–7   Hans Birkie PTS 10 1938-12-18   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 50–8–7   Hans Havlicek TKO 2 (10) 1938-11-26   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Loss 49–8–7   Alberto Santiago Lovell PTS 12 1938-07-23   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 49–7–7   Valentin Campolo PTS 12 1938-06-18   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 48–7–7   Dionisio Cristante KO 1 (10) 1938-06-03   Teatro Mitre, Montevideo
Win 47–7–7   Eddie Mader TKO 5 (10) 1937-11-09   Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City
Loss 46–7–7   Nathan Mann PTS 10 1937-10-08   Hippodrome, Manhattan, New York City
Draw 46–6–7   Roscoe Toles PTS 10 1937-08-04   University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit
Win 46–6–6   Tony Galento PTS 8 1937-06-22   Comiskey Park, Chicago
Loss 45–6–6   Roscoe Toles PTS 10 1937-05-21   Olympia Stadium, Detroit
Win 45–5–6   Tony Galento PTS 10 1937-04-28   Hippodrome, Manhattan, New York City
Draw 44–5–6   Maurice Strickland PTS 10 1937-03-10   Hippodrome, Manhattan, New York City
Win 44–5–5   Art Sykes KO 3 (8) 1937-02-25   Star Casino, Manhattan, New York City
Win 43–5–5   Otis Thomas TKO 3 (10) 1937-02-03   Hippodrome, Manhattan, New York City
Win 42–5–5   Jack Roper KO 7 (10) 1937-01-14   Star Casino, Manhattan, New York City
Draw 41–5–5   Al Ettore PTS 10 1936-11-11   Hippodrome, Manhattan, New York City
Draw 41–5–4   Leroy Haynes PTS 10 1936-10-21   Hippodrome, Manhattan, New York City
Win 41–5–3   Luis Angel Firpo RTD 3 (12) 1936-07-11   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 40–5–3   Vincenz Hower TKO 10 (12) 1935-12-21   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 39–5–3   Eduardo Primo PTS 12 1935-12-07   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 38–5–3   Oscar Davidson KO 1 (10) 1935-09-07   Estadio Brasil, Río de Janeiro
Draw 37–5–3   Eduardo Primo PTS 12 1935-07-13   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 37–5–2   Antonio Sebastiao TKO 3 (10) 1935-05-18   Estadio Brasil, Río de Janeiro
Win 36–5–2   Tommy Loughran PTS 10 1935-03-17   Campos de Sports de Ñuñoa, Santiago de Chile
Loss 35–5–2   Tommy Loughran UD 12 1935-01-05   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 35–4–2   Jose Carattoli PTS 12 1934-11-24   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Draw 34–4–2   Tommy Loughran PTS 12 1934-10-20   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Win 34–4–1   Eduardo Primo PTS 12 1934-09-29   Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires
Loss 33–4–1   Billy Jones PTS 10 1934-08-12   Stadium Nacional, Santiago de Chile
Win 33–3–1   Erwin Klausner PTS 10 1934-06-24   Stadium Nacional, Santiago de Chile
Win 32–3–1   Erwin Klausner PTS 12 1934-04-22   Campos de Sports de Ñuñoa, Santiago de Chile
Loss 31–3–1   Victorio Campolo PTS 12 1934-03-01   River Plate, Buenos Aires
Win 31–2–1   Esteban Senestraro TKO 6 (12) 1934-01-20   River Plate, Buenos Aires
Win 30–2–1   Mario Lenzi KO 2 (12) 1934-01-05   River Plate, Buenos Aires
Win 29–2–1   Salvatore Zaetta KO 3 (10) 1933-12-06   Buenos Aires
Win 28–2–1   Vicente Parrile PTS 10 1933-08-23   Plaza de Toros de Las Arenas, Barcelona
Win 27–2–1   Mateo de la Osa TKO 7 (10) 1933-07-26   Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona
Win 26–2–1   Raul Bianchi KO 2 (10) 1933-07-01   Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona
Win 25–2–1   Rafaele Siciliano KO 2 (10) 1933-06-14   Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona
Win 24–2–1   Santiago Sola PTS 10 1933-05-31   Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona
Win 23–2–1   Jesus Rodriguez KO 2 (10) 1933-05-09   Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona
Win 22–2–1   Angel Roman KO 1 (10) 1933-05-02   Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona
Win 21–2–1   Young John Herrera PTS 10 1933-04-01   Arena Cristal, Havana
Win 20–2–1   Frank Cawley PTS 10 1933-02-27   Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida
Win 19–2–1   Pantaleon Cuesta Musolino KO 2 (10) 1933-02-25   Havana
Win 18–2–1   Rufino Alvarez KO 5 (10) 1933-02-04   Havana
Win 17–2–1   Dewey Kimrey TKO 5 (10) 1933-01-24   Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida
Loss 16–2–1   Frankie Edgren PTS 10 1933-01-10   Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida
Win 16–1–1   Chick Raines RTD 5 (10) 1932-12-06   Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida
Win 15–1–1   Johnny Mack TKO 5 (10) 1932-11-21   Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida
Win 14–1–1   Frankie Palmo TKO 10 (10) 1932-11-11   Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida
Win 13–1–1   Tony Ferrante KO 1 (10) 1932-10-31   Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida
Win 12–1–1   Joe King TKO 5 (10) 1932-10-21   Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida
Win 11–1–1   Irving Ashkenazy TKO 5 (10) 1932-10-07   Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida
Win 10–1–1   Cyclone Smith PTS 10 1932-09-26   Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida
Win 9–1–1   Ben Logan KO 2 (10) 1932-09-12   Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida
Win 8–1–1   Gordon Fortenberry PTS 10 1932-08-22   Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida
Win 7–1–1   Ray Swanson KO 7 (10) 1932-08-01   Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida
Draw 6–1–1   Pedro Proenza PTS 10 1932-07-02   Viejo Fronton, Havana
Win 6–1   Antonio Hevia PTS 10 1932-07-02   Miramar Garden, Havana
Win 5–1   Pantaleon Cuesta Musolino DQ 2 (10) 1932-06-25   Havana
Win 4–1   Luis Aravena PTS 8 1931-12-06   Campos de Sports de Ñuñoa, Santiago de Chile
Win 3–1   Peter Johnson PTS 10 1931-06-14   Stadium Nacional, Santiago de Chile
Win 2–1   Oscar Ramirez KO 2 (6) 1931-05-30   Stadium Nacional, Santiago de Chile
Loss 1–1   Luis Aravena KO 5 (10) 1931-03-07   Coliseo Popular, Valparaiso
Win 1–0   Peter Johnson PTS 6 1930-12-21   Pabellón Nacional, Santiago de Chile Pro debut for Godoy.

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