Primo Carnera Record & Stats

Primo Carnera Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 17 years and 8 months, Primo Carnera fought 103 times with 89 wins and 14 losses. By his last professional fight on May 19, 1946, Carnera's boxing record stood at 89-14 (72 KO wins, 5 KO losses).

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Sequals, Italy
“The Ambling Alp”
Born
Oct 26, 1906
Died
Jun 29, 1967 (60 years)
Debut
Sep 12, 1928
Record
89-14
Rounds
531
KOs
72 (69.9%)
Height
198 cm
Reach
216 cm
Ape Index
18 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
TheRing
HV
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Primo Carnera's record and stats
Primo Carnera's Record

      Primo Carnera (The Ambling Alp) was an Italian professional boxer. He was born in Sequals, Italy on October 26, 1906. Carnera made his professional boxing debut at the age of 21 on September 12, 1928. He was a heavyweight world champion. Carnera died on June 29, 1967 at the age of 60 years.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights103
      Wins89
      Losses14
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins72
      Total Title Wins3
      Title Defenses2
      Title-Fight KO Wins1
      Losses via KO5
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      103May 19, 194639Luigi MusinaLossUD
      102Mar 19, 194639Luigi MusinaLossPTS
      101Nov 21, 194539Luigi MusinaLossTKO7
      100Sep 25, 194538Sam GardnerWinKO1
      99Jul 22, 194538Michel BlevensWinKO3
      98Dec 4, 193731Josip ZupanWinKO2
      97Nov 18, 193731Albert Di MeglioLossPTS
      96May 27, 193629Leroy HaynesLossTKO9
      95Mar 16, 193629Leroy HaynesLossTKO3
      94Mar 6, 193629Isidoro GastanagaWinTKO5
      93Dec 9, 193529Big Boy BrackeyWinTKO4
      92Nov 25, 193529Ford SmithWinUD
      91Nov 1, 193529Walter NeuselWinTKO4
      90Jun 25, 193528 Joe LouisLossTKO6
      89Mar 15, 193528Ray ImpelletiereWinTKO9
      88Jan 22, 193528Erwin KlausnerWinKO6
      87Jan 13, 193528Seal HarrisWinKO7
      86Dec 1, 193428Victorio CampoloWinPTS
      85Jun 14, 193427 Max Baer LossTKO11
      84Mar 1, 193427Tommy Loughran WinUD
      83Oct 22, 193326Paulino Uzcudun WinUD
      82Jun 29, 193326 Jack Sharkey WinKO6
      81Feb 10, 193326Ernie SchaafWinKO13
      80Dec 30, 193226Young SpenceWinKO1
      79Dec 20, 193226James MerriottWinKO1
      78Dec 19, 193226Joe RiceWinKO2
      77Dec 15, 193226KO ChristnerWinKO4
      76Dec 13, 193226Big Boy PetersonWinTKO2
      75Dec 9, 193226King LevinskyWinSD
      74Dec 2, 193226John SchwakeWinKO7
      73Nov 18, 193226José SantaWinTKO6
      72Nov 4, 193226Les KennedyWinKO3
      71Oct 17, 193225Jack TaylorWinKO2
      70Oct 13, 193225Gene StantonWinKO6
      69Oct 7, 193225Ted SandwinaWinKO4
      68Sep 1, 193225Art LaskyWinNWS
      67Aug 19, 193225Jack GagnonWinKO1
      66Aug 16, 193225Stanley PoredaLossPTS
      65Aug 2, 193225Hans BirkieWinUD
      64Jul 28, 193225Jerry PavelecWinTKO5
      63Jul 20, 193225Jack GrossWinTKO7
      62May 30, 193225Larry GainsLossPTS
      61May 15, 193225Hans SchönrathWinTKO3
      60Apr 30, 193225Maurice GriselleWinTKO10
      59Apr 7, 193225Don McCorkindaleWinPTS
      58Mar 23, 193225George CookWinKO4
      57Feb 29, 193225Pierre CharlesWinPTS
      56Feb 5, 193225Ernst GühringWinTKO5
      55Jan 25, 193225Moise BouquillonWinTKO2
      54Nov 27, 193125Victorio CampoloWinKO2
      53Nov 19, 193125King LevinskyWinUD
      52Oct 12, 193124 Jack SharkeyLossUD
      51Aug 6, 193124Armando De CarolisWinKO2
      50Aug 4, 193124Roberto RobertiWinTKO3
      49Jul 24, 193124Knute HansenWinKO1
      48Jun 30, 193124Bud GormanWinKO2
      47Jun 26, 193124Umberto TorrianiWinKO2
      46Jun 15, 193124Pat RedmondWinKO1
      45Mar 5, 193124Jim MaloneyWinPTS
      44Dec 18, 193024Reggie MeenWinTKO2
      43Nov 30, 193024Paulino UzcudunWinSD
      42Oct 7, 193023Jim MaloneyLossPTS
      41Sep 17, 193023Jack GrossWinKO4
      40Sep 8, 193023Pat McCarthyWinTKO2
      39Aug 30, 193023Riccardo BertazzoloWinTKO3
      38Jul 29, 193023George CookWinKO2
      37Jul 17, 193023Bearcat WrightWinKO4
      36Jun 23, 193023George GodfreyWinDQ
      35Jun 5, 193023KO ChristnerWinKO4
      34Apr 22, 193023Sam BakerWinKO1
      33Apr 14, 193023Leon ChevalierWinTKO6
      32Apr 8, 193023Neil ClisbyWinKO2
      31Mar 28, 193023Jack McAuliffe IIWinKO1
      30Mar 26, 193023George TraftonWinKO1
      29Mar 20, 193023Frank ZavetaWinKO1
      28Mar 17, 193023Chuck WigginsWinKO2
      27Mar 11, 193023Sully MontgomeryWinKO2
      26Mar 3, 193023Roy ClarkWinKO6
      25Feb 24, 193023Farmer LodgeWinKO2
      24Feb 17, 193023Johnny EricksonWinKO2
      23Feb 14, 193023Jim SigmanWinKO1
      22Feb 11, 193023Buster MartinWinKO2
      21Feb 6, 193023Cowboy Billy OwensWinKO2
      20Jan 31, 193023Elzear RiouxWinKO1
      19Jan 24, 193023Big Boy PetersonWinKO1
      18Dec 17, 192923Franz DienerWinTKO6
      17Dec 7, 192923 Young StriblingLossDQ
      16Nov 18, 192923 Young StriblingWinDQ
      15Oct 17, 192922Jack StanleyWinTKO1
      14Sep 18, 192922Hermann JaspersWinKO3
      13Aug 30, 192922Feodor NikolaeffWinKO1
      12Aug 25, 192922Joe ThomasWinTKO4
      11Aug 14, 192922Jose LeteWinUD
      10Jun 26, 192922Jack HumbeeckWinTKO6
      9May 30, 192922Marcel NillesWinTKO3
      8May 22, 192922Moise BouquillonWinPTS
      7Apr 28, 192922Franz DienerLossDQ
      6Jan 18, 192922Ernst RoesemannWinTKO5
      5Dec 1, 192822Constant BarrickWinKO3
      4Nov 25, 192822Epifanio IslasWinUD
      3Oct 30, 192822Salvatore RuggirelloWinTKO4
      2Sep 25, 192821Joe ThomasWinKO3
      1Sep 12, 192821Leon SebiloWinTKO2

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      Statistics

      Primo Carnera was 198 cm tall (6' 5.95") with a reach of 216 cm (7' 1.04"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 18 cm (7.09"). Carnera had a 69.9% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Primo Carnera's professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1928 to 1946.

      Carnera made his debut against Leon Sebilo at the age of 21 on September 12, 1928, defeating Sebilo via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 5 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      Carnera had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on June 29, 1933 after 81 professional fights, against Jack Sharkey for the heavyweight NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Sharkey via 6th round KO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Carnera won one world title at heavyweight. For all the details about Carnera's world title wins and defenses refer to "Primo Carnera World Titles".

      Some of Carnera's best fights and notable victories include wins over Jack Sharkey, Seal Harris, Walter Neusel, Tommy Loughran, Paulino Uzcudun, Hans Schönrath, and Reggie Meen.

      Primo Carnera had a total of 14 losses in his professional boxing career — one of them in a title bout and 13 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Franz Diener via 1 round DQ on April 28, 1929. He was stopped five times and lost nine times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Primo Carnera's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against Luigi Musina at 39 years of age, on May 19, 1946. Carnera lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision.

      Carnera retired from professional boxing with a record of 89-14, which included 72 knockout wins and 5 losses via knockout, and 1 title win.

      Career Highlights

      Although Primo Carnera had a total of 103 fights, this fight against Jack Sharkey is the sole highlight of his career.

      • Primo Carnera vs. Jack Sharkey

        A 26-year old Primo Carnera (75-6, 62 KO) had his first world title fight against Jack Sharkey for Sharkey's NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight belts. Sharkey was 30 years old with a record of 36-9-2. Sharkey was on a two-fight win streak with 12 KO wins. Carnera was the taller of the two by 15 cms and also had a 33 cm reach advantage.

        Carnera defeated Sharkey via 6th round KO to win the NBA, NYSAC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

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