Lou Filippo, a California referee for over 30 years as well as being in the World Boxing Hall of Fame, died Monday in Los Angeles at age 83. Read more on Lou Filippo below.
Lou Filippo boxed professionally as a lightweight in the forties and fifties. The WW II vet stacked up a pro record of 23-9-3 with 8 KOs.
Filippo ended his boxing career with fights against Hall of Famer and former lightweight champion Carlos Ortiz.
Filippo was in many television and movies, and played a referree in the second, third, fourth and fifth installments of the “Rocky” movies.
Lou Filippo was a referee for over thirty years until he retired.
Our condolences to Filippo’s family, friends, and fans.
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