Boxer Profile

harry balsamo

"belting brakeman/henry balsamo"

42

Wins

6

Losses

2

Draws

60%

KO %
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 106
  • Date Of Birth: 10 May 1914
  • Height: 5.71 ft (1.74 m)
  • Reach: Unknown
  • Country: United States
  • Universal ID : 74310
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Career Highlights

Before finishing his career in July 1940 orthodox boxer Balsamo built up a record of 42 wins, 2 draws, and 6 losses, starting at age 21 on May 1935 and ending 5 years later at . Between May 1935 and October 1936, Balsamo had his longest winning streak of 20 fights. In his 50 fights, his longest KO streak is 6 fights long.


May 1935 - March 1937

Early Career

In a great debut, Balsamo took on Thys Menger in a 6 round fight, becoming the 3rd person to stop Menger in his 18 fight career to date. Following on from his debut, Balsamo continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 25 fights. In this time he fought Joe Marino, Paul Pirrone and Jackie Aldare to name just a few, fighting 11 times in 1935 and 3 times in 1937 in this period.


October 14th, 1936

Harry Balsamo Vs Erich Seelig

Keeping his losses at zero, Balsamo fought on October 14th, 1936 beating Erich Seelig. Balsamo was the first person to stop Erich Seelig and he did it in the 1st round via TKO.


October 28th, 1936

Harry Balsamo Vs Babe Risko

On October 28th, 1936, Balsamo took on and was defeated by Babe Risko in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 20-1-0. Coming into the fight with high confidence Balsamo fought his next fight against Babe Risko on October 28th, 1936. Unfortunately, Balsamo was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 20-1-0.


December 16th, 1936

Harry Balsamo Vs Solly Krieger

Taking a knock to his career, Balsamo fought and was defeated by Solly Krieger on December 16th, 1936 taking his record to 20-2-0. Balsamo faced the first stoppage of his career against Solly Krieger in the 7th round of a 10 round fight via TKO. Balsamo continued his success in the next 14 fights taking his record to 33 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws.


December 17th, 1937

Harry Balsamo Vs Glen Lee

Balsamo went into his next fight against Glen Lee on December 17th, 1937 with a career record of 33-4-0. Balsamo fought Glen Lee and was defeated via TKO in the 10 round bout. This was Balsamo's 2nd stoppage defeat in his career which came in the 9th round. Fights against boxers including Young Terry, Walter Franklin and Bud Mignault followed where he won 11 fights taking his winning streak to 41 wins.


April 1st, 1940

Harry Balsamo Vs Walter Franklin

On April 1st, 1940, Balsamo went into action again and beat Walter Franklin taking the winning record to 42 wins. Balsamo was the first person to stop Walter Franklin and he did it in the 9th round via TKO.


Latest Fight

Taking another knock in his career, Balsamo fought Ken Overlin on July 9th, 1940 and was defeated by Overlin. In one last attempt to prove he still had what it takes, Balsamo was unfortunately stopped in the 9th round of a 10 round fight. Overlin was only the 3rd person to stop Balsamo to end his 50 fight career.

harry balsamo opponents

TKO

Ken Overlin (112-17-5)

Tue, 9 Jul - 1940
round 9 of 10
Unknown
-8.8 lbs
TKO

Walter Franklin (20-4-2)

Mon, 1 Apr - 1940
round 9 of 10
Unknown
-4.0 lbs
PTS

Walter Franklin (20-3-1)

Tue, 6 Feb - 1940
round 8 of 8
Unknown
+6.5 lbs
PTS

Stanley Hasrato (22-10-8)

Fri, 5 Jan - 1940
round 8 of 8
Unknown
+0.2 lbs
PTS

Bud Mignault (41-32-11)

Tue, 19 Dec - 1939
round 8 of 8
Unknown
+3.5 lbs
KO

Domenico Ceccarelli (24-31-10)

Wed, 6 Dec - 1939
round 2 of 10
Unknown
+10.0 lbs
PTS

Walter Franklin (20-3-0)

Tue, 7 Nov - 1939
round 8 of 8
Unknown
-5.5 lbs
PTS

Babe Orgovan (7-13-0)

Fri, 15 Sep - 1939
round 8 of 8
Unknown
-4.2 lbs
PTS

Georgie Abrams (23-2-0)

Fri, 28 Apr - 1939
round 8 of 8
Unknown
-2.3 lbs
TKO

Young Terry (84-32-8)

Tue, 23 Aug - 1938
round 1 of 10
Unknown
+5.8 lbs

harry balsamo KNOCKOUTS AND POWER

60%
KNOCKOUT %
74%
EST. POWER
70%
EST. CHIN/BODY

harry balsamo results


KO (38%)
PTS (34%)
TKO (28%)

harry balsamo stats

13.33%

Round KO Percentage

225

Rounds boxed

3

Been Stopped

30

Opponents Stopped

6%

Been KO'd Percentage

1.33%

Been KO'd Round Percentage

3.7

Average Winning Round

8.8

Average Losing Round

Opponent Stats

2702

Total Fight Count

54.6%

est. Power Average

63.8%

est. Punch Resistance

Best Wins

Hardest Hitting Opponents

Toughest Opponents

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