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Andy DePaul

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Andy DePaul

Andy "Kid" DePaul (born Andrew A. DiPaolo on November 22, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a noted amateur and professional boxer and referee. He has been the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commissioner for Western Pennsylvania since 1990. During his amateur boxing career, Andy won 82 of 92 amateur fights. In 1946 he was the 135 pound Dapper Dan Golden Gloves champion, and the 135 pound AAU AMA Champion. In 1947 he was the 135 pound and 147 pound Pittsburgh Golden Gloves champion and the 135 pound Eastern Golden Gloves champion, which was held in Madison Square Garden. He was also an AAU finalist in Boston. After he turned professional, he compiled a career record of 27 wins, 8 losses, 3 draws. In 1950 he was the ninth-ranked middleweight in the world.

After his professional boxing career ended, DePaul served as a referee for boxing and professional wrestling shows around the Pittsburgh area. He was a featured referee on the very popular Studio Wrestling program broadcast out of Pittsburgh on the old WIIC-TV Channel 11.

He was no relation to British singer/songwriter Lynsey De Paul.

Halls of fame

His induction ceremony into the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Hall Of Fame was held on Friday, April 20, 2007, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

External links

  • Professional record
  • Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission website
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Hall Of Fame induction
  • Andy at a Studio Wrestling reunion on YouTube
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