Hall of Fame Ref Lou Filippo passes away at 83

Lou with Eva Futch (Photo: George Garcia)

Lou Filippo, a referee and boxing judge for over 30 years, passed away on Monday Nov. 2nd, in Los Angeles. He was 83 years old.

Before Lou started refereeing and judging fights he served in World War II. Filippo also boxed professionally in California as a lightweight from 1947 -1957, his record was (23-9-3-8 KOs)

His most notable fights were with Hall of Famer and former lightweight champion¬† from Puerto Rico, Carlos Ortiz.¬† Ortiz was famous for his wins over Gabriel “Flash” Elorde of the Phillipines

Lou Filippo, was also well known for his appearances as a referee in the “Rocky” movies, Sylvester Stallone had hired him for Rocky 2 through 5.

R.I.P. Lou Filippo 1925-2009

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