Benny Bass

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Benny Bass
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Statistics
Real name Benjamin Baruch J. Bass
Nickname(s) Little Fish
Rated at Featherweight
Lightweight
Height 5 ft 1 12 in (1.56 m)
Reach 64 in (163 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1903-12-04)December 4, 1903
Kiev, Ukraine
Died June 25, 1975(1975-06-25) (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 243
Wins 191
Wins by KO 72
Losses 41
Draws 9
No contests 2

Benjamin "Benny" Baruch J. Bass, known as "Little Fish," (December 15, 1904 – June 25, 1975) was an American boxer. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, with his family emigrating to the United States in 1906; choosing to settle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bass was world featherweight champion and world junior lightweight champion during his career. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Bass as the #17 ranked lightweight of all time.[1] He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002.[2][3]

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[4]
Loss United States Henry Armstrong KO 4 (10) 1913-03-05 United States Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Petey Sarron MD 10 1934-09-24 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Petey Sarron DQ 6 (10) 1934-08-27 United States Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C.
Win United States Johnny Jadick PTS 10 1934-07-31 United States Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Wesley Ramey NWS 10 1932-03-09 United States Saint Louis Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri Newspaper Decision
Loss Cuba Kid Chocolate TKO 7 (10) 1931-07-15 United States Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lost World Junior Lightweight Title.
Win United States Bud Taylor TKO 2 (10) 1931-02-16 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win United States Lew Massey UD 10 1931-01-05 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win United States Johnny Jadick UD 10 1930-12-08 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win United States Lew Massey UD 10 1930-11-24 United States Philadelphia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Tony Canzoneri UD 10 1930-07-21 United States Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win United States Tod Morgan KO 2 (15) 1929-12-20 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Won World Junior Lightweight Title.
Loss United States Tony Canzoneri SD 15 1928-02-10 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Lost NBA World Featherweight Title.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All-Time Lightweight Rankings. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-11.
  2. ^ "International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". Jewishsports.net. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Benny Bass". Ibhof.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ Benny Bass' Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

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Achievements
Inaugural Champion NBA World Featherweight Champion
September 12, 1927 – February 10, 1928
Succeeded by
Tony Canzoneri
Preceded by
Tod Morgan
World Junior Lightweight Champion
December 20, 1929 – July 15, 1931
Succeeded by
Kid Chocolate