Al Singer

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Al Singer
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Statistics
Real name Abraham Singer
Nickname(s) The Bronx Beauty
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft 4 12 in (1.638 m)
Nationality American
Born (1906-09-06)September 6, 1906
New York, New York
Died April 20, 1961(1961-04-20) (aged 54)
New York, New York
Boxing record
Total fights 73
Wins 62
Wins by KO 26
Losses 9
Draws 2

Al "The Bronx Beauty" Singer (September 6, 1909, in New York, NY – April 20, 1961) was an American boxer.[1] He was born in the Lower East Side in New York City.[1][2] Singer captured the World Lightweight Championship in July, 1930, with a first round knockout (1:46) of champion Sammy Mandell.[1][3][4] He surrendered the title four months later to Tony Canzoneri in a first round KO.[1] Three years earlier, Singer and Canzoneri had battled to a 10-round draw. In his career, Singer won 61 of 72 pro fights (25 by KO), drawing twice, and losing nine. On April 20, 1961 he died of a heart attack in New York City.[5] Singer, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.[6]

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[7]
Loss United States Battling Battalino TKO 2 (10) 1931-12-11 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win United States Lew Massey PTS 10 1931-06-18 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Loss United States Tony Canzoneri KO 1 (15) 1930-11-14 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Lost World Lightweight Title.
Loss Canada Jimmy McLarnin KO 3 (10) 1930-09-11 United States Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Win United States Sammy Mandell KO 1 (15) 1930-07-17 United States Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York Won World Lightweight Title.
Loss Cuba Kid Chocolate SD 12 1929-08-29 United States Polo Grounds, New York, New York
Win France Andre Routis KO 2 (10) 1929-07-24 United States Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York
Win United States Bud Taylor PTS 10 1929-03-15 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win United States Bud Taylor DQ 4 (10) 1929-02-08 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Draw United States Tony Canzoneri PTS 10 1928-12-14 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Jewish boxers hall of fame. SP Books. 1988. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience. Oxford University Press. 1993. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ An Illustrated History of Boxing. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ The Palm Beach Post - Apr 21, 1961
  6. ^ "Al Singer". Jewishsports.net. Archived from the original on 26 December 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ Al Singer's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Sammy Mandell
World Lightweight Champion
July 17, 1930 – November 14, 1930
Succeeded by
Tony Canzoneri