Leo Florian Hauck

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Leo Houck
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Statistics
Real name Leo Florian Hauck
Nickname(s) Lancaster Thunderbolt
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Middleweight
Welterweight
Featherweight
Flyweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  American
Born (1888-11-04)November 4, 1888
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died January 21, 1950(1950-01-21) (aged 61)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Wins 144
Wins by KO 21
Losses 36
Draws 23
No contests 5
A young Leo Houck
Houck (right) posing before his fight with Billy Murray

Leo Florian Hauck (November 4, 1888 – January 21, 1950) was an American boxer. During his career he was able to achieve victories over many Hall of Famers including Jack Britton, Jack Dillon, Battling Levinsky, Frank Klaus, Billy Papke, Jeff Smith and Harry Lewis. He also faced the likes of Harry Greb, Gene Tunney and Mike Gibbons. He was inducted into the Ring Magazine hall of fame in 1969, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1972, and enshrined within the International Boxing Hall of Fame as a part of the 2012 class.[1]

Biography

He was born on November 4, 1888 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He began boxing in 1902 as a flyweight, and fought successfully in every weight division up to heavyweight. He died on January 21, 1950.[2]

Notable Bouts

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[3]
Loss United States Gene Tunney NWS 10 1920-12-07 United States 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Gene Tunney NWS 6 1920-11-25 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Harry Greb NWS 10 1919-04-25 United States Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Mike Gibbons NWS 8 1919-03-25 United States Saint Louis Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Harry Greb NWS 6 1919-03-06 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Harry Greb PTS 12 1919-01-14 United States Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts
Loss United States Battling Levinsky NWS 6 1918-12-25 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jeff Smith NWS 6 1918-07-04 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Gunboat Smith NWS 6 1918-05-27 United States Erne Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Johnny Wilson PTS 12 1918-04-15 United States Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts
Win United States Johnny Wilson PTS 12 1918-03-11 United States Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts
Loss United States Battling Levinsky NWS 6 1917-05-16 United States York, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Mike Gibbons NWS 10 1915-05-26 United States St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Win United States George Chip NWS 12 1914-04-21 United States Grand Opera House, Youngstown, Ohio Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Billy Murray TKO 14 (20) 1914-02-23 United States Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California
Win United States George Chip NWS 6 1913-11-15 United States National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jack Dillon NWS 6 1913-10-09 United States Rocky Springs Park, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Jack Dillon NWS 6 1913-01-22 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Eddie McGoorty NWS 6 1912-10-09 United States National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Billy Papke NWS 6 1912-09-27 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States George Chip NWS 6 1912-06-13 United States Rossmere Park, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Jack Dillon TKO 6 1912-01-01 United States Auditorium (Virginia Ave.), Indianapolis, Indiana
Win United States Battling Levinsky PTS 12 1912-01-01 United States Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts
Loss United States Frank Klaus NWS 6 1911-10-18 United States American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States George Chip NWS 6 1911-09-16 United States National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Harry Lewis PTS 20 1911-05-03 France L'Hippodrome, Paris
Win United States Battling Levinsky NWS 6 1911-03-16 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Frank Klaus PTS 20 1911-02-14 United States Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts
Win United States Battling Levinsky NWS 6 1911-02-02 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Frank Klaus NWS 6 1910-10-29 United States National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Harry Lewis NWS 6 1910-09-17 United States National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Harry Lewis PTS 12 1910-08-23 United States Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts
Draw United States Jack Britton NWS 6 1909-03-18 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Draw United States Jack Britton NWS 6 1909-02-04 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Jack Britton NWS 6 1906-10-18 United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision

References

  1. ^ International Boxing Hall of Fame - Leo Houck IBHOF.com Retrieved on 2014-04-05
  2. ^ "Leo Houck". Boxrec. Retrieved 2010-09-11. Began boxing in 1902. Started as a flyweight, and fought successfully in every weight division up to heavyweight. 
  3. ^ Leo Houck's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

External links

  • Professional boxing record for Leo Florian Hauck from BoxRec
  • Leo Florian Hauck at Find a Grave
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