NJ Boxing HOF

YOUNG JOE FIRPO

Inducted on September 22, 1974

When he was born in Italy on February 10, 1910, they named him Joseph Bracale. The family came to this country and settled 
in South Jersey and in 1925 at the young age of 15 years, Joseph started his boxing career which was to last until 1932.

Because he was built like a heavyweight on a lightweight frame, the fans started calling him "Firpo". This soon led to 
Joe Firpo and then finally to "Young Joe Firpo.

In a career with well over 100 bouts, his record shows 69 wins, 19 losses, lost 9 on fouls, had 14 draws, won 30 by KOs 
and was KO'ed by Harry Blitman in 5 rounds. Along the trail, he met and defeated such names as Pee Wee Ross., Dave Adelman, 
Willie Joyce, Eddie Reed, Mickey Russell, Young Harry Wills, Joey Hadfield, AI Bryant, Joey Kaufman, Herman Follins, 
Auddy DeMarco, Tommy Grogan, Benny Bass, Herman and Henry Perlick, Bud Manigo, Koli Kola, Joey Costa, Pete Nebo and 
Joey Harrison.

Joe was married in 1929 and is the father of Joe Jr., twin boys, Carmine and Tony, and a daughter Phyllis and 
4 grandchildren.

He is retired from DuPont Chemical Company and resides with his daughter, Phyllis and her husband in Penns Grove, New Jersey.


Young Joe Firpo

Alias      Joseph Bracale
Country    US American
Hometown   Pennsgrove, NJ
Division   Welterweight
Died       2001-01-10 


Career Record   www.boxrec.com

Date       Opponent                  Location                  Result      
1927-10-03 Joe Lawson                Philadelphia, PA, USA     L DQ   6 
1927-10-24 Joe Lawson                Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS  6 
1928-07-23 Phil Raymond              Baltimore, MD, USA        L PTS 12 
1928-12-17 Harry Blitman             Atlantic City, NJ, USA    L KO   5 
1929-12-25 Johnny Herman             Allentown, PA, USA        L PTS  4 
1930-01-06 Joey Hatfield             Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS  6 
1930-02-24 Al Bryant                 Philadelphia, PA, USA     W KO   5 
1930-03-17 Johnny Sheppard           Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS  6 
1930-10-20 Lud Abella                Newark, NJ, USA           W PTS 10 
1930-11-03 Herman Follins            Newark, NJ, USA           W PTS 10 
1931-01-05 Tommy Grogan              Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1931-03-30 Benny Bass                Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS 10 
1931-04-14 Benny Bass                Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1931-05-11 Harry Blitman             Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1931-07-27 Joey Kaufman              Wilmington, DE, USA       L DQ   5 
1931-08-13 Midget Fox                Wilmington, DE, USA       L PTS  8 
1931-08-29 Herman Perlick            Atlantic City, NJ, USA    W PTS  8 
1931-10-05 Tony Herrera              Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1931-10-26 Herman Perlick            Baltimore, MD, USA        W KO   4 
1932-02-29 Harry Dublinsky           Philadelphia, PA, USA     D PTS 10 
1932-03-11 Sammy Offerman            New York, NY, USA         W PTS 10 
1932-04-01 Joey Costa                New York, NY, USA         W PTS 10 
1932-04-29 Buster Brown              Camden, NJ, USA           D PTS  8 
1932-06-16 Buster Brown              Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS 10 
1932-07-18 Lew Massey                Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1932-09-14 Buster Brown              Baltimore, MD, USA        W PTS 10 
1932-09-26 Pete Nebo                 Atlantic City, NJ, USA    D PTS 10 
1932-10-13 Pete Nebo                 Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS  8 
1932-10-21 Buster Brown              Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS 10 
1932-11-07 Jimmy Reed                Alexandria, VA, USA       W KO   6 
1932-12-09 Joey Harrison             Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS 10 
1932-12-26 Pete Nebo                 Philadlephia, PA, USA     W PTS 10 
1933-03-07 Harry Dublinsky           Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS  8 
1933-07-28 Buster Brown              Wilmington, DE, USA       L PTS  8 
1933-08-14 Cocoa Kid                 Jersey City, NJ, USA      L PTS 10 
1933-09-08 Buster Brown              Wilmington, DE, USA       W PTS  8 
1933-10-05 Pete Nebo                 Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS  8 
1933-10-26 Tony Falco                Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1933-11-03 Eddie Cool                Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1933-12-25 Lou Ambers                Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1934-01-12 Buster Brown              Atlantic City, NJ, USA    W PTS 10 
1934-01-19 Johnny Craven             Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1934-01-29 Ray Bowen                 Alexandria, VA, USA       L PTS 10 
1934-03-01 Toots Bashara             Philadelphia, PA, USA     W KO   1 
1934-03-22 Toots Bashara             Philadelphia, PA, USA     W PTS  8 
1934-07-10 Kenny LaSalle             Brooklyn, NY, USA         L PTS 10 
1934-07-12 Bucky Jones               Leiperville, PA, USA      L PTS 10 
1934-11-16 Bucky Jones               Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS 10 
1935-01-31 Tony Falco                Philadelphia, PA, USA     L PTS  8 

Record to Date
Won 22 (KOs 4)  Lost 24  Drawn 3  Total 49  

Boxer Hall of Famer lists by name: A-C D-E F-J K-M N-R S-W X-Z

Main page