Arturo Godoy

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Arturo Godoy
Arturo Godoy (Chile).jpg
Statistics
Real name Arturo Godoy
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality Chile Chilean
Born (1912-10-10)10 October 1912
Iquique,
Chile
Died 27 August 1986(1986-08-27) (aged 73)
Iquique,
Chile
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 124
Wins 87
Wins by KO 49
Losses 23
Draws 12
No contests 2

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

Biography[edit]

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 of cancer in Chile in 1987.

Legacy[edit]

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

Professional career[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Result By Round W-L-D-NC
11/3/1951 Alfredo Lagay Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile D PTS 10 87-23-12-2
8/11/1951 Abel Cestac Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 10 87-23-11-2
6/16/1951 Mario Abarca Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W KO 4 86-23-11-2
6/1/1950 Roberto Balbontin Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W KO 5 85-23-11-2
3/6/1950 Karel Sys Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina D PTS 10 84-23-11-2
1/13/1950 Emilio Espinosa Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W KO 5 84-23-10-2
8/16/1949 Leonard Morrow United States Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, United States L TKO 10 83-23-10-2
8/9/1949 Maynard Jones United States Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware, United States D PTS 10 83-22-10-2
6/27/1949 Elkins Brothers United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States W PTS 10 83-22-9-2
6/1/1949 Johnny Haynes United States Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, United States W PTS 10 82-22-9-2
2/23/1949 Harold Johnson United States Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States L UD 10 81-22-9-2
8/17/1948 Alabama Kid United States Columbus, Ohio, United States L UD 10 81-21-9-2
6/14/1948 Pat Richards United States Columbus, Ohio, United States W TKO 4 81-20-9-2
2/24/1948 Pat Richards United States Columbus, Ohio, United States W PTS 8 80-20-9-2
1/20/1948 Jimmy Bell United States Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, United States W PTS 8 79-20-9-2
12/1/1947 Phil Muscato United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, United States W SD 10 78-20-9-2
10/22/1947 Jack Marshall United States El Paso, Texas, United States W PTS 10 77-20-9-2
10/7/1947 Turkey Thompson United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States L UD 10 76-20-9-2
9/9/1947 Cyclone Williams United States Troy Arena, Troy, New York, United States W KO 5 76-19-9-2
12/5/1946 Buddy Knox United States Denver, Colorado, United States W KO 1 75-19-9-2
11/25/1946 Tex Boddie United States Omaha, Nebraska, United States W PTS 10 74-19-9-2
10/15/1946 Joe Muscato United States Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, United States L UD 10 73-19-9-2
8/21/1946 Cyclone Williams United States Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, United States W PTS 10 73-18-9-2
8/16/1946 Tony Musto United States MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, United States W TKO 6 72-18-9-2
6/14/1946 Larry Bouchard United States Jacksonville, Florida, United States W KO 2 71-18-9-2
3/1/1946 Lee Savold United States Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, United States NC NC 8 70-18-9-2
11/20/1945 Johnny Haynes United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States W PTS 10 70-18-9-1
11/5/1945 Louis Long United States Baltimore, Maryland, United States W TKO 7 69-18-9-1
9/28/1945 Jimmy Carollo United States Norfolk, Virginia, United States W KO 1 68-18-9-1
9/12/1945 Dan Merritt United States Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States W TKO 2 67-18-9-1
5/14/1945 Buddy Walker United States Turner\'s Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, United States W KO 5 66-18-9-1
4/4/1945 Herb Jones United States Memphis, Tennessee, United States W KO 2 65-18-9-1
3/27/1945 Johnny Denson United States Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, United States W KO 5 64-18-9-1
3/1/1945 Larry Bouchard United States Norfolk, Virginia, United States W PTS 10 63-18-9-1
12/20/1944 Juan Urlich Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W KO 2 62-18-9-1
4/15/1944 Alberto Santiago Lovell Peru Lima, Peru NC NC 11 61-18-9-1
11/21/1943 Fernando Menichelli Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela W KO 7 61-18-9
8/29/1943 Roscoe Toles Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 12 60-18-9
7/18/1943 Isidoro Gastanaga Bolivia Bolivia W KO 5 59-18-9
4/20/1943 Fernando Menichelli Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W TKO 1 58-18-9
2/28/1943 Alberto Santiago Lovell Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 12 57-18-9
11/14/1942 Roscoe Toles Brazil São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil L PTS 12 56-18-9
10/21/1942 Roscoe Toles Brazil Río de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil L PTS 10 56-17-9
7/11/1942 Roscoe Toles Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile D PTS 12 56-16-9
6/7/1942 Hans Havlicek Argentina Salta, Salta, Argentina W KO 3 56-16-8
3/7/1942 Roscoe Toles Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L PTS 12 55-16-8
2/10/1942 Roscoe Toles Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L PTS 12 55-15-8
1/17/1942 Alberto Santiago Lovell Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L PTS 12 55-14-8
11/1/1941 Roscoe Toles Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina D PTS 12 55-13-8
9/28/1941 Ernesto Carnesse Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W PTS 10 55-13-7
5/17/1941 Alberto Santiago Lovell Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L PTS 12 54-13-7
12/2/1940 Tony Musto United States Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, United States W PTS 10 54-12-7
10/7/1940 Gus Dorazio United States Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W UD 10 53-12-7
6/20/1940 Joe Louis United States Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, United States L TKO 8 52-12-7
2/9/1940 Joe Louis United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States L SD 15 52-11-7
8/19/1939 Eduardo Primo Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L DQ 8 52-10-7
7/22/1939 Valentin Campolo Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W PTS 12 52-9-7
4/8/1939 Alberto Santiago Lovell Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W PTS 12 51-9-7
3/4/1939 Valentin Campolo Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L PTS 10 50-9-7
2/7/1939 Eusebio Ramirez Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W KO 3 50-8-7
12/18/1938 Hans Birkie Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W PTS 10 49-8-7
11/26/1938 Hans Havlicek Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W TKO 2 48-8-7
7/3/1938 Alberto Santiago Lovell Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L PTS 12 47-8-7
6/18/1938 Valentin Campolo Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W PTS 10 47-7-7
11/9/1937 Eddie Mader United States Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, United States W TKO 5 46-7-7
10/8/1937 Nathan Mann United States Hippodrome, New York, New York, United States L PTS 10 45-7-7
8/4/1937 Roscoe Toles United States University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, United States D PTS 10 45-6-7
6/22/1937 Tony Galento United States Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States W PTS 6 45-6-6
5/21/1937 Roscoe Toles United States Naval Armory, Detroit, Michigan, United States L PTS 10 44-6-6
4/28/1937 Tony Galento United States Hippodrome, New York, New York, United States W PTS 10 44-5-6
3/10/1937 Maurice Strickland United States Hippodrome, New York, New York, United States D PTS 10 43-5-6
2/25/1937 Art Sykes United States Star Casino, New York, New York, United States W KO 3 43-5-5
2/3/1937 Otis Thomas United States Hippodrome, New York, New York, United States W TKO 3 42-5-5
1/14/1937 Jack Roper United States Star Casino, New York, New York, United States W KO 7 41-5-5
11/11/1936 Al Ettore United States Hippodrome, New York, New York, United States D PTS 10 40-5-5
10/21/1936 Leroy Haynes United States Hippodrome, New York, New York, United States D PTS 10 40-5-4
7/11/1936 Luis Angel Firpo Argentina Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W TKO 4 40-5-3
12/21/1935 Vincenz Hower Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W KO 10 39-5-3
9/7/1935 Oscar Davidson Brazil Río de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil W KO 1 38-5-3
7/12/1935 Eduardo Primo Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina D PTS 12 37-5-3
5/18/1935 Antonio Sebastiao Brazil Río de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil W KO 3 37-5-2
3/17/1935 Tommy Loughran Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 12 36-5-2
1/5/1935 Tommy Loughran Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L UD 12 35-5-2
11/24/1934 Jose Carattoli Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W PTS 12 35-4-2
10/20/1934 Tommy Loughran Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina D PTS 12 34-4-2
9/29/1934 Eduardo Primo Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W PTS 12 34-4-1
8/12/1934 Billy Jones Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile L PTS 12 33-4-1
6/24/1934 Erwin Klausner Chile Estadio Nacional, Av Santa María, Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 10 33-3-1
4/22/1934 Erwin Klausner Chile Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 10 32-3-1
3/1/1934 Victorio Campolo Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina L PTS 12 31-3-1
1/20/1934 Esteban Senestraro Argentina Club Atletico River Plate, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W TKO 6 31-2-1
1/4/1934 Mario Lenzi Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W KO 2 30-2-1
12/6/1933 Salvatore Zaetta Argentina Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina W KO 3 29-2-1
8/23/1933 Vicente Parrile Spain Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain W PTS 10 28-2-1
7/26/1933 Mateo Osa Spain Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain W TKO 7 27-2-1
7/1/1933 Raul Bianchi Spain Plaza Monumental, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain W KO 2 26-2-1
6/14/1933 Rafaele Siciliano Spain Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain W KO 2 25-2-1
5/31/1933 Santiago Sola Spain Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain W PTS 10 24-2-1
5/9/1933 La Pantera de Arosa Spain Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain W KO 2 23-2-1
5/2/1933 Al Roman Spain Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain W KO 1 22-2-1
4/1/1933 Young John Herrera Cuba Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba W PTS 10 21-2-1
2/27/1933 Frank Cawley United States Miami, Florida, United States W PTS 10 20-2-1
2/25/1933 Pantaleon Cuesta Musolino Cuba Havana, Cuba W KO 5 19-2-1
2/4/1933 Rufino Alvarez Cuba Havana, Cuba W KO 5 18-2-1
1/24/1933 Dewey Kimrey United States American Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States W TKO 5 17-2-1
1/10/1933 Frankie Edgren United States American Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States L PTS 10 16-2-1
12/6/1932 Chick Raines United States West Palm Beach, Florida, United States W KO 6 16-1-1
11/21/1932 Johnny Mack United States Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, United States W TKO 5 15-1-1
11/11/1932 Frankie Palmo United States West Palm Beach, Florida, United States W KO 10 14-1-1
10/31/1932 Tony Ferrante United States Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, United States W KO 1 13-1-1
10/27/1932 Joe King United States Tampa, Florida, United States W KO 5 12-1-1
10/2/1932 Irving Ashkenazy United States Tampa, Florida, United States W KO 5 11-1-1
9/26/1932 Walker Cyclone Smith United States Miami, Florida, United States W PTS 10 10-1-1
9/12/1932 Ben Logan United States Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, United States W KO 2 9-1-1
8/27/1932 Gordon Fortenberry United States Miami, Florida, United States W PTS 10 8-1-1
8/1/1932 Ray Swanson United States Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, United States W KO 7 7-1-1
7/16/1932 Pedro Proenza Cuba Havana, Cuba D PTS 10 6-1-1
7/2/1932 Antonio Hevia Cuba Havana, Cuba W PTS 10 6-1-0
6/25/1932 Pantaleon Cuesta Musolino Cuba Havana, Cuba W DQ 2 5-1-0
12/6/1931 Luis Aravena Chile Campos Sports, Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 8 4-1-0
6/14/1931 Peter Johnson Chile Estadio Nacional, Av Santa María, Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 10 3-1-0
5/30/1931 Oscar Ramirez Chile Estadio Nacional, Av Santa María, Santiago de Chile, Chile W TKO 2 2-1-0
12/21/1930 Peter Johnson Chile Estadio Nacional, Av Santa María, Santiago de Chile, Chile W PTS 6 1-1-0
1/9/1930 Luis Aravena Cuba Cuba L PTS 6 0-1-0

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