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Primo Carnera Record

Total Fights103
Title Wins3
Title Defenses2
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins72
KO Losses5
Primo Carnera Record & Stats
Primo Carnera's Record
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      What is Primo Carnera's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and eight months, Primo Carnera fought 103 times with 89 wins and 14 losses.

      Carnera retired from professional boxing with a record of 89-14, which included three heavyweight world-title wins and two successful title defense fights. He had a 69.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 72 of his total 103 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. Carnera suffered five knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Max Baer in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Luigi Musina on May 19, 1946.

      Some of Carnera's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Tommy Loughran, Jack Sharkey, George Godfrey, and Young Stribling), Seal Harris, Walter Neusel, Paulino Uzcudun, Hans Schönrath, and Reggie Meen.

      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, 193528Joe LouisLossTKO6
      89Mar 15, 193528Ray ImpelletiereWinTKO9
      88Jan 22, 193528Erwin KlausnerWinKO6
      87Jan 13, 193528Seal HarrisWinKO7
      86Dec 1, 193428Victorio CampoloWinPTS
      85Jun 14, 193427Max BaerLoss *TKO11
      84Mar 1, 193427Tommy LoughranWin *UD
      83Oct 22, 193326Paulino UzcudunWin *UD
      82Jun 29, 193326Jack SharkeyWin *KO6
      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, 193124Jack 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, 192923Young StriblingLossDQ
      16Nov 18, 192923Young 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

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Primo Carnera (The Ambling Alp) was an Italian professional boxer. He was born in Sequals, Italy on October 26, 1906. He was a heavyweight world champion. Carnera died on June 29, 1967 at the age of 60 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1928 to 1946.

      Carnera made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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 the "Championships" section below.

      Carnera had a total of 14 losses in his professional boxing career.

      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 had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and two successful title defenses. He won three of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Primo Carnera fought for a heavyweight world title once, which he won via KO. He won one heavyweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 29, 1933Jack SharkeyHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingKO

      Title Defenses

      Primo Carnera had three heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won two of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 1, 1934Tommy LoughranHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingUD
      Oct 22, 1933Paulino UzcudunHeavyweightThe RingUD

      Title Losses

      Primo Carnera lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 14, 1934Max BaerHeavyweightNBA, NYSAC, The RingTKO


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

      • June 29, 1933: Carnera wins his first world titles by defeating Jack Sharkey via 6th round KO. He is now the NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight world champion.


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