|Real name||Arthur Lakofsky|
|Born||November 16, 1908
|Died||April 2, 1980|
|Wins by KO||32|
Lasky made his professional debut with a knockout of Sam Baker in May 1930. Lasky faced his first notable opponent, Jimmy Gibbons of Saint Paul, on January 1931. Lasky knocked the 16-1 Gibbons unconscious in the second round. Lasky remained undefeated until his eleventh bout, a decision loss to 31-13-1 Dick Daniels, also of Minneapolis. Lasky bounced back, however, and by September 1932 was sporting a 14-1 record when he faced Primo Carnera in Saint Paul. Carnera decisioned Lasky in a ten-rounder, but the loss did nothing to hamper Lasky's career. He immediately embarked on a six fight winning streak, including a fifth-round knockout of 50-5 Tiger Jack Fox at Chicago Stadium in Illinois.
Lasky moved to California in 1933, and became a regular at Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles and Legion Stadium in Hollywood. On December 1, 1933 Lasky put away 76-12-11 Fred Lenhart in the third round of a bout at Legion Stadium, part of a 15-fight unbeaten streak that lasted until the fall of 1934. The good times came to a screeching halt with a loss to Steve Hamas in October of that year, beginning an 0-4-1 streak that included a draw with King Levinsky and losses to Jim Braddock and Charley Retzlaff. Lasky fell from top contender status, but continued to fight frequently until June 1936, then sat out all of 1937. He fought twice more in 1938 (both draws) and finished his career with a loss to 44-6 Nathan Mann in Connecticut in January 1939.
Lasky retired afterwards with a professional record of 43-9-5 with 32 of his wins coming by knockout.
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