Al Ettore (age 16) was a NA boxer with a record of 62 wins, 17 losses, 4 draws. Starting his career on March 1930 at age 16, Al Ettore fought 83 times over 9 years as a pro. Between March 1930 and December 1933, Ettore had his longest winning streak of 39 fights. In his 83 fights, his longest KO streak is 6 fights long.
Setting up his pro career well and building his confidence in the pro ring, Ettore became the 3rd person to take Grover Hayes the distance and claimed a PTS debut win. Continuing on from his debut, Ettore had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 42 fights including 11 times in 1930, 11 times in 1931 and 20 times through 1932, 1933 and 1934 against fighters such as Abie Bain, Matt Adgie and Pete Latzo.
Taking the first knock of his career, Ettore fought Abe Feldman on January 19th, 1934 and was defeated by Feldman. Coming into the fight with high confidence Ettore fought his next fight against Abe Feldman on January 19th, 1934. Unfortunately, Ettore was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 39-1-0.
Ettore went into his next fight against Charley Retzlaff on January 24th, 1935 with a career record of 43-5-2. Retzlaff proved to be the biggest challenge to date for Ettore, Ettore never really got going in the fight and Retzlaff handed Ettore his first stoppage defeat in the 2nd round of a 10 rounder. Racking up wins against Art Sykes and Art Sykes, Ettore went on to fight and win these next 2 fights.
Pushing his career further, Ettore fought Clarence Phillips on March 25th, 1935 adding to his winning record. Becoming the first person to stop Clarence Phillips, Ettore beat Phillips via KO in the 3rd round of a 6 round fight. Ettore then went on to win a further 12 fights taking his record to 56 wins, 7 losses and 2 draw.
Joe Louis was next in line for Ettore where unfortunately, he was defeated on September 22nd, 1936 taking his record to 56-8-2. Ettore fought Joe Louis and was defeated via KO in the 15 round bout. This was Ettore's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 5th round.
Ettore lost to Johnny Paychek in his next fight. Taking place on January 16th, 1939, Ettore's career record after this fight stood at 62-16-4. Paychek upset Ettore in a 10 round fight, stopping him in the 6th round and becoming only the 5th person to stop Ettore.
The next defeat of Ettore's career came against Maxie Rosenbloom on June 26th, 1939. This took his career record to 62-17-4. In one last attempt to prove he still had what it takes, Ettore was unfortunately stopped in the 3rd round of a 10 round fight. Rosenbloom was only the 6th person to stop Ettore to end his 83 fight career.