Tony Canzoneri

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Tony Canzoneri
Tony Canzoneri LOC.jpg
Canzoneri in 1929
Statistics
Weight classBantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Light Welterweight
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach65 in (165 cm)
Born(1908-11-06)November 6, 1908
Slidell, Louisiana
DiedDecember 9, 1959(1959-12-09) (aged 51)
Manhattan, New York
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights175
Wins141
Wins by KO44
Losses24
Draws10

Tony Canzoneri (November 6, 1908 – December 9, 1959) was an American professional boxer. A three-division world champion, he held a total of five world titles. Canzoneri is a member of the exclusive group of boxing world champions who have won titles in three or more divisions. Canzoneri fought for championships between bantamweight and light welterweight. Although he is not widely known, Canzoneri was one of the best boxers of his time.

Early life[edit]

When he was a teenager, he and his family moved to Staten Island, New York,[1] where he campaigned most of his career.

Canzoneri fit the mould of the typical American boxer of the era: He could box up to three or four times in one month and up to 24 or 25 times in one year, and he would seldom fight outside New York City, considered to be boxing's mecca at the time. Of his first 38 bouts, only one was fought west of New York City, and was in New Jersey.

Professional career[edit]

Two-division world champion[edit]

Canzoneri won his first title, the World Featherweight title, with a 15-round decision over Benny Bass on February 10, 1928. He defended the title once and then went up in weight and challenged World Lightweight Champion Sammy Mandell, losing by a decision in ten rounds. In 1930, Mandell was knocked out in the first round by Al Singer and lost his title and Canzoneri, who had already beaten Singer by a ten-round decision before, challenged Singer for the title on November 14, 1930, knocking him out in the first round to become a two division world champion. In defeat, Singer made history by becoming the first man, and only man up until John Mugabi, to both win and lose the title by knockout in the first round.

Three-division world champion[edit]

Canzoneri's first defense was a unification of sorts: He faced World Light Welterweight champion Jack Kid Berg, who was putting his title on the line and trying to take Canzoneri's lightweight crown. Canzoneri became a three-division world champion by knocking Berg out in the third round on April 24, 1931.[2] Canzoneri, Barney Ross and Henry Armstrong were the only boxing champions in history allowed to hold two or more world titles simultaneously. (Sugar Ray Leonard became both the vacant World Super Middleweight and the World Light Heavyweight Champion in one night in 1988, but he could keep only one and chose to keep the Super Middleweight title.)

Regaining the light welterweight title[edit]

Canzoneri lost his world Light Welterweight Championship to Johnny Jadick and he lost to Jadick again in a rematch. Meanwhile, Canzoneri kept retaining his lightweight belt, defending it against the likes of Billy Petrolle and his brother Frankie Petrolle.

Jadick lost his belt to Battling Shaw and Canzoneri once again challenged for the World Light Welterweight title while keeping his Lightweight title. He beat Shaw by decision and recovered the world Light Welterweight Championship. In his next bout, versus Ross, he lost both belts when Ross beat him by a ten-round decision. There was an immediate rematch and Ross won again, this time by decision in 15.

Regaining the lightweight title[edit]

On May 10, 1935, he fought for the world lightweight title against Lou Ambers. Canzoneri won the World Lightweight title by outpointing Ambers over 15 rounds. After successfully defending his Lightweight title once, he lost it again in a rematch with Ambers by a 15-round decision. There was a rubber match between the two and Ambers once again won a decision in 15 rounds.

Later career[edit]

Canzoneri went on boxing professionally until 1939, but he never again challenged for a world title. Among other world champions that he beat were Frankie Klick, Baby Arizmendi, Jimmy McLarnin and Kid Chocolate.

Canzoneri had a record of 137 wins, 24 losses, 10 draws and 3 no decisions (Newspaper Decisions: 4-0-0). During his era, many states and countries still had no scoring on boxing fights, so each time a fight would go the scheduled number of rounds without a knockout, no decision would be made as to the winner. Newspapers, however, would fill this gap, giving their own opinion of which boxer had won the fight. He had 44 knockouts, and only one loss by knockout. Canzoneri was managed by Sammy Goldman.

He is a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame.

Professional boxing record[edit]

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec,[3] unless otherwise stated.

Official record[edit]

175 fights 137 wins 24 losses
By knockout 44 1
By decision 93 22
By disqualification 0 1
Draws 10
Newspaper decisions/draws 4

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
175 Loss 137–24–10 (4) Al Bummy Davis TKO 3 (10) Nov 1, 1939 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
174 Win 137–23–10 (4) Eddie Brink PTS 8 Sep 19, 1939 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
173 Win 136–23–10 (4) Gerald D'Elia PTS 8 Aug 26, 1939 Thompson's Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
172 Win 135–23–10 (4) Frankie Wallace PTS 8 Aug 18, 1939 Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New Jersey, U.S.
171 Win 134–23–10 (4) Joe De Jesus PTS 8 Aug 3, 1939 Fort Hamilton Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
170 Win 133–23–10 (4) Ambrose Logan PTS 8 Jul 17, 1939 Coney Island Velodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
169 Win 132–23–10 (4) Joe De Jesus PTS 8 Jul 6, 1939 Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
168 Loss 131–23–10 (4) Harris Blake PTS 10 Jun 5, 1939 Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
167 Draw 131–22–10 (4) Nick Camarata SD 10 May 15, 1939 Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
166 Loss 131–22–9 (4) Jimmy Tygh SD 10 May 1, 1939 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
165 Draw 131–21–9 (4) Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 Apr 11, 1939 New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
164 Loss 131–21–8 (4) Eddie Brink SD 10 Mar 28, 1939 Hippodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
163 Win 131–20–8 (4) Eddie Brink PTS 8 Mar 7, 1939 New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
162 Win 130–20–8 (4) Bobby Pacho PTS 10 Feb 7, 1939 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
161 Win 129–20–8 (4) Everett Simington TKO 3 (10) Jan 31, 1939 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, U.S.
160 Win 128–20–8 (4) Joe Govras TKO 2 (10) Jan 27, 1939 Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.
159 Win 127–20–8 (4) Wally Hally UD 10 Jan 19, 1939 City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
158 Win 126–20–8 (4) Eddie Zivic PTS 10 Dec 30, 1938 Hippodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
157 Win 125–20–8 (4) Jimmy Murray PTS 8 Dec 1, 1938 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
156 Win 124–20–8 (4) Howard Scott MD 8 Nov 22, 1938 New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
155 Win 124–20–8 (4) Al Dunbard KO 3 (10) Nov 1, 1938 Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
154 Win 123–20–8 (4) Howard Scott PTS 8 Oct 26, 1938 Braddock Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
153 Loss 122–20–8 (4) Eddie Zivic MD 10 Oct 17, 1938 Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
152 Loss 122–19–8 (4) Lou Ambers UD 15 May 7, 1937 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
151 Win 121–18–8 (4) Joey Zodda KO 7 (10) Apr 24, 1937 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
150 Win 120–18–8 (4) Frankie Wallace PTS 8 Apr 13, 1937 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
149 Win 119–18–8 (4) George Levy TKO 7 (10) Apr 5, 1937 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
148 Loss 118–18–8 (4) Jimmy McLarnin UD 10 Oct 5, 1936 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
147 Loss 118–17–8 (4) Lou Ambers UD 15 Sep 3, 1936 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
146 Win 118–16–8 (4) Jimmy McLarnin UD 10 May 8, 1936 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
145 Win 117–16–8 (4) Johnny Jadick PTS 10 Apr 9, 1936 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
144 Win 116–16–8 (4) Steve Halaiko KO 2 (8) Mar 2, 1936 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
143 Win 115–16–8 (4) Billy Hogan KO 4 (10) Feb 15, 1936 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
142 Win 114–16–8 (4) Tootsie Bashara TKO 3 (10) Jan 30, 1936 Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
141 Win 113–16–8 (4) Midget Mexico TKO 9 (10) Jan 22, 1936 Star Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
140 Win 112–16–8 (4) Al Roth UD 15 Oct 4, 1935 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
139 Win 111–16–8 (4) Joe Ghnouly UD 10 Sep 13, 1935 Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
138 Win 110–16–8 (4) Frankie Klick PTS 10 Aug 19, 1935 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.
137 Win 109–16–8 (4) Bobby Pacho PTS 10 Jul 25, 1935 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
136 Win 108–16–8 (4) Frankie Klick SD 12 Jun 10, 1935 Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
135 Win 107–16–8 (4) Lou Ambers UD 15 May 10, 1935 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
134 Win 106–16–8 (4) Eddie Zivic TKO 7 (10) Apr 25, 1935 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
133 Win 105–16–8 (4) Chuck Woods UD 10 Mar 15, 1935 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
132 Loss 104–16–8 (4) Chuck Woods PTS 10 Feb 26, 1935 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
131 Win 104–15–8 (4) Leo Rodak UD 10 Jan 31, 1935 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
130 Win 103–15–8 (4) Honeyboy Hughes PTS 10 Jan 21, 1935 Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
129 Win 102–15–8 (4) Eddie Ran KO 2 (10) Jan 7, 1935 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
128 Win 101–15–8 (4) Harry Dublinsky PTS 10 Sep 26, 1934 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
127 Loss 100–15–8 (4) Harry Dublinsky PTS 10 Aug 29, 1934 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
126 Win 100–14–8 (4) Frankie Klick TKO 9 (10) Jun 28, 1934 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
125 Win 99–14–8 (4) Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Mar 13, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
124 Win 98–14–8 (4) Pete Nebo PTS 12 Mar 1, 1934 Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
123 Win 97–14–8 (4) Cleto Locatelli MD 12 Feb 2, 1934 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
122 Win 96–14–8 (4) Cleto Locatelli UD 10 Dec 15, 1933 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
121 Win 95–14–8 (4) Cecil Payne KO 5 (10) Dec 4, 1933 Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
120 Win 94–14–8 (4) Kid Chocolate KO 2 (10) Nov 24, 1933 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
119 Win 93–14–8 (4) Frankie Klick UD 10 Oct 28, 1933 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
118 Loss 92–14–8 (4) Barney Ross SD 15 Sep 12, 1933 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
For world light-welterweight title
117 Loss 92–13–8 (4) Barney Ross MD 10 Jun 23, 1933 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
Lost world light-welterweight title
116 Win 92–12–8 (4) Battling Shaw UD 10 May 21, 1933 Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Won world light-welterweight title
115 Loss 91–12–8 (4) Wesley Ramey PTS 10 Apr 20, 1933 Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
114 Win 91–11–8 (4) Pete Nebo PTS 10 Feb 23, 1933 Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S.
113 Win 90–11–8 (4) Billy Townsend KO 1 (10) Feb 3, 1933 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
112 Win 89–11–8 (4) Billy Petrolle UD 15 Nov 4, 1932 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
111 Win 88–11–8 (4) Frankie Petrolle KO 3 (10) Oct 12, 1932 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
110 Win 87–11–8 (4) Lew Kirsch TKO 3 (10) Sep 29, 1932 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
109 Loss 86–11–8 (4) Johnny Jadick SD 10 Jul 18, 1932 Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. For NBA light-welterweight title
108 Win 86–10–8 (4) Harry Dublinsky SD 10 Jun 16, 1932 Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
107 Win 85–10–8 (4) Battling Gizzy PTS 5 (10) May 23, 1932 Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, New Jersey, U.S.
106 Win 84–10–8 (4) Ray Kiser UD 10 Apr 4, 1932 Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
105 Win 83–10–8 (4) Lew Massey UD 10 Feb 15, 1932 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
104 Loss 82–10–8 (4) Johnny Jadick UD 10 Jan 18, 1932 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Lost NBA light-welterweight title
103 Win 82–9–8 (4) Kid Chocolate SD 15 Nov 20, 1931 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
102 Win 81–9–8 (4) Philly Griffin UD 10 Oct 29, 1931 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NBA light-welterweight title
101 Win 80–9–8 (4) Jack Kid Berg UD 15 Sep 10, 1931 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
For NBA light-welterweight title
100 Win 79–9–8 (4) Cecil Payne PTS 10 Jul 13, 1931 Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained NBA light-welterweight title
99 Win 78–9–8 (4) Herman Perlick PTS 10 Jun 25, 1931 White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
98 Win 77–9–8 (4) Jack Kid Berg KO 3 (10) Apr 24, 1931 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
Won NBA light-welterweight title
97 Win 76–9–8 (4) Tommy Grogan PTS 10 Mar 23, 1931 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
96 Loss 75–9–8 (4) Sammy Fuller UD 10 Mar 6, 1931 Boston Garden, Boston, Illinois, U.S.
95 Win 75–8–8 (4) Joey Kaufman TKO 1 (10) Feb 25, 1931 Hollywood Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
94 Win 74–8–8 (4) Johnny Farr NWS 10 Jan 26, 1931 Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
93 Win 74–8–8 (3) Al Singer KO 1 (15) Nov 14, 1930 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
92 Loss 73–8–8 (3) Billy Petrolle PTS 10 Sep 11, 1930 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
91 Win 73–7–8 (3) Goldie Hess PTS 10 Aug 28, 1930 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
90 Win 72–7–8 (3) Benny Bass UD 10 Jul 21, 1930 Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89 Win 71–7–8 (3) Tommy Grogan PTS 10 Jun 24, 1930 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
88 Win 70–7–8 (3) Joe Glick PTS 10 Jun 4, 1930 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
87 Win 69–7–8 (3) Johnny Farr PTS 10 May 14, 1930 Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
86 Win 68–7–8 (3) Harry Carlton UD 10 May 5, 1930 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
85 Win 67–7–8 (3) Frankie LaFay TKO 1 (10) Apr 8, 1930 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
84 Win 66–7–8 (3) Steve Smith TKO 7 (10) Apr 1, 1930 Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
83 Win 65–7–8 (3) Stanislaus Loayza UD 10 Mar 14, 1930 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
82 Win 64–7–8 (3) Solly Ritz TKO 1 (10) Mar 4, 1930 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
81 Loss 63–7–8 (3) Jack Kid Berg SD 10 Jan 17, 1930 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
80 Win 63–6–8 (3) Stanislaus Loayza UD 10 Oct 30, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
79 Win 62–6–8 (3) Johnny Farr PTS 10 Oct 18, 1929 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
78 Win 61–6–8 (3) Eddie Mack TKO 8 (10) Sep 27, 1929 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
77 Win 60–6–8 (3) Eddie Wolfe PTS 10 Sep 20, 1929 Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
76 Loss 59–6–8 (3) Sammy Mandell SD 10 Aug 2, 1929 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
75 Win 59–5–8 (3) Phil McGraw PTS 10 Jul 9, 1929 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 58–5–8 (3) Ignacio Fernandez PTS 10 Jun 4, 1929 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
73 Win 57–5–8 (3) André Routis UD 10 May 10, 1929 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
72 Win 56–5–8 (3) Sammy Dorfman PTS 10 Apr 26, 1929 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
71 Win 55–5–8 (3) Cowboy Eddie Anderson NWS 10 Apr 9, 1929 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
70 Win 55–5–8 (2) Cecil Payne PTS 10 Mar 8, 1929 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
69 Win 54–5–8 (2) Ignacio Fernandez UD 10 Feb 26, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
68 Win 53–5–8 (2) Joey Sangor TKO 7 (10) Feb 6, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67 Win 52–5–8 (2) Armando Santiago KO 5 (10) Jan 18, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
66 Draw 51–5–8 (2) Al Singer MD 10 Dec 14, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
65 Win 51–5–7 (2) Chick Suggs KO 6 (10) Dec 8, 1928 Olympia Boxing Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
64 Win 50–5–7 (2) Gaston Charles PTS 10 Oct 29, 1928 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Loss 49–5–7 (2) André Routis SD 15 Sep 28, 1928 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring featherweight titles
62 Win 49–4–7 (2) Bobby Garcia KO 1 (10) Aug 28, 1928 Velodrome, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
61 Loss 48–4–7 (2) Harry Blitman PTS 10 Jun 27, 1928 Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
60 Win 48–3–7 (2) Vic Foley PTS 10 Jun 13, 1928 Baseball Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
59 Win 47–3–7 (2) Claude Wilson TKO 1 (10) May 28, 1928 Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
58 Win 46–3–7 (2) Pete Passifiume PTS 4 Feb 23, 1928 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 45–3–7 (2) Benny Bass SD 15 Feb 10, 1928 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles;
Won NBA featherweight title
56 Draw 44–3–7 (2) Pete Nebo SD 10 Jan 30, 1928 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
55 Win 44–3–6 (2) Bud Taylor UD 10 Dec 30, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
54 Win 43–3–6 (2) Ignacio Fernandez UD 10 Dec 1, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
53 Win 42–3–6 (2) Vicent DiLeo TKO 1 (4) Nov 22, 1927 Olympia Boxing Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
52 Win 41–3–6 (2) Billy Henry KO 2 (10) Nov 7, 1927 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
51 Win 40–3–6 (2) Johnny Dundee UD 15 Oct 24, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
50 Win 39–3–6 (2) Tommy Ryan PTS 10 Oct 3, 1927 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
49 Loss 38–3–6 (2) Cowboy Eddie Anderson DQ 3 (10) Sep 2, 1927 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
48 Win 38–2–6 (2) Joe Rivers NWS 10 Aug 25, 1927 Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
47 Win 38–2–6 (1) Pete Sarmiento KO 1 (10) Aug 17, 1927 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Win 37–2–6 (1) Cowboy Eddie Anderson PTS 10 Aug 9, 1927 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
45 Win 36–2–6 (1) California Joe Lynch PTS 10 Jul 27, 1927 Olympic Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Loss 35–2–6 (1) Bud Taylor UD 10 Jun 24, 1927 Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For NBA bantamweight title
43 Win 35–1–6 (1) Ray Rychell TKO 7 (10) May 3, 1927 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
42 Win 34–1–6 (1) Harold Smith TKO 3 (10) Apr 24, 1927 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
41 Draw 33–1–6 (1) Vic Burrone PTS 10 Apr 18, 1927 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
40 Draw 33–1–5 (1) Bud Taylor PTS 10 Mar 26, 1927 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For vacant NBA bantamweight title
39 Win 33–1–4 (1) California Joe Lynch PTS 10 Mar 7, 1927 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
38 Win 32–1–4 (1) Johnny Green PTS 8 Feb 4, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
37 Win 31–1–4 (1) Vic Burrone PTS 10 Jan 22, 1927 Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
36 Draw 30–1–4 (1) Joe Ryder PTS 10 Jan 12, 1927 Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
35 Win 30–1–3 (1) Bushy Graham PTS 10 Dec 17, 1926 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
34 Win 29–1–3 (1) André Routis PTS 12 Nov 22, 1926 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
33 Win 28–1–3 (1) Enrique Savaardo TKO 5 (10) Nov 13, 1926 Walker A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
32 Loss 27–1–3 (1) Davey Abad PTS 10 Nov 6, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
31 Win 27–0–3 (1) Benny Hall PTS 6 Oct 5, 1926 Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
30 Win 26–0–3 (1) George Marks PTS 6 Sep 20, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
29 Draw 25–0–3 (1) Georgie Mack PTS 6 Aug 28, 1926 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
28 Win 25–0–2 (1) Buck Josephs PTS 6 Aug 14, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
27 Win 24–0–2 (1) Young Montreal PTS 6 Aug 9, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
26 Win 23–0–2 (1) Manny Wexler KO 5 (6) Jul 26, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
25 Win 22–0–2 (1) Archie Bell TKO 5 (6) Jun 25, 1926 Coney Island Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
24 Win 21–0–2 (1) Willie Suess PTS 6 Jun 21, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
23 Win 20–0–2 (1) Sonny Smith PTS 6 Jun 16, 1926 Golden City Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
22 Win 19–0–2 (1) Sammy Nable TKO 5 (6) May 28, 1926 Coney Island Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
21 Draw 18–0–2 (1) Benny Hall PTS 6 May 8, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
20 Draw 18–0–1 (1) Mike Esposito PTS 4 Mar 25, 1926 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
19 Win 18–0 (1) Tommy Milton PTS 6 Mar 20, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
18 Win 17–0 (1) Jacinto Valdez PTS 4 Mar 11, 1926 Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 16–0 (1) Bobby Wolgast PTS 6 Mar 6, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
16 Win 15–0 (1) Al Scorda PTS 4 Feb 18, 1926 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
15 Win 14–0 (1) Romeo Vaughn PTS 6 Feb 13, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
14 Win 13–0 (1) Mickey Lewis PTS 4 Jan 26, 1926 Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
13 Win 12–0 (1) Kid Rash PTS 4 Jan 21, 1926 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
12 Win 11–0 (1) George Nickfor TKO 4 (6) Jan 13, 1926 Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 10–0 (1) Danny Terris KO 4 (4) Dec 23, 1925 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
10 Win 9–0 (1) Danny Terris PTS 6 Dec 7, 1925 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
9 Win 8–0 (1) Ralph Nischo PTS 4 Nov 26, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
8 Win 7–0 (1) Harry Brandon PTS 4 Nov 12, 1925 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
7 Win 6–0 (1) Henry Molinari KO 1 (6) Nov 7, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
6 Win 5–0 (1) Johnny Huber PTS 6 Oct 10, 1925 Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
5 Win 4–0 (1) Paulie Porter KO 5 (6) Sep 12, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 3–0 (1) Henry Usse PTS 6 Aug 22, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
3 Win 2–0 (1) Henry Usse PTS 6 Aug 8, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
2 Win 1–0 (1) Ray Cummings NWS 4 Aug 5, 1925 Bayonne Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Jack Grodner KO 1 (4) Jul 24, 1925 Arena, Rockaway Beach, New York City, New York, U.S.

Unofficial record[edit]

175 fights 141 wins 24 losses
By knockout 44 1
By decision 97 22
By disqualification 0 1
Draws 10

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
175 Loss 141–24–10 Al Bummy Davis TKO 3 (10) Nov 1, 1939 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
174 Win 141–23–10 Eddie Brink PTS 8 Sep 19, 1939 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
173 Win 140–23–10 Gerald D'Elia PTS 8 Aug 26, 1939 Thompson's Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
172 Win 139–23–10 Frankie Wallace PTS 8 Aug 18, 1939 Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New Jersey, U.S.
171 Win 138–23–10 Joe De Jesus PTS 8 Aug 3, 1939 Fort Hamilton Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
170 Win 137–23–10 Ambrose Logan PTS 8 Jul 17, 1939 Coney Island Velodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
169 Win 136–23–10 Joe De Jesus PTS 8 Jul 6, 1939 Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
168 Loss 135–23–10 Harris Blake PTS 10 Jun 5, 1939 Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
167 Draw 135–22–10 Nick Camarata SD 10 May 15, 1939 Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
166 Loss 135–22–9 Jimmy Tygh SD 10 May 1, 1939 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
165 Draw 135–21–9 Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 Apr 11, 1939 New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
164 Loss 135–21–8 Eddie Brink SD 10 Mar 28, 1939 Hippodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
163 Win 135–20–8 Eddie Brink PTS 8 Mar 7, 1939 New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
162 Win 134–20–8 Bobby Pacho PTS 10 Feb 7, 1939 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
161 Win 133–20–8 Everett Simington TKO 3 (10) Jan 31, 1939 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, U.S.
160 Win 132–20–8 Joe Govras TKO 2 (10) Jan 27, 1939 Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.
159 Win 131–20–8 Wally Hally UD 10 Jan 19, 1939 City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
158 Win 130–20–8 Eddie Zivic PTS 10 Dec 30, 1938 Hippodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
157 Win 129–20–8 Jimmy Murray PTS 8 Dec 1, 1938 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
156 Win 128–20–8 Howard Scott MD 8 Nov 22, 1938 New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
155 Win 127–20–8 Al Dunbard KO 3 (10) Nov 1, 1938 Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
154 Win 126–20–8 Howard Scott PTS 8 Oct 26, 1938 Braddock Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
153 Loss 125–20–8 Eddie Zivic MD 10 Oct 17, 1938 Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
152 Loss 125–19–8 Lou Ambers UD 15 May 7, 1937 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
151 Win 125–18–8 Joey Zodda KO 7 (10) Apr 24, 1937 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
150 Win 124–18–8 Frankie Wallace PTS 8 Apr 13, 1937 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
149 Win 123–18–8 George Levy TKO 7 (10) Apr 5, 1937 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
148 Loss 122–18–8 Jimmy McLarnin UD 10 Oct 5, 1936 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
147 Loss 122–17–8 Lou Ambers UD 15 Sep 3, 1936 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
146 Win 122–16–8 Jimmy McLarnin UD 10 May 8, 1936 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
145 Win 121–16–8 Johnny Jadick PTS 10 Apr 9, 1936 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
144 Win 120–16–8 Steve Halaiko KO 2 (8) Mar 2, 1936 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
143 Win 119–16–8 Billy Hogan KO 4 (10) Feb 15, 1936 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
142 Win 118–16–8 Tootsie Bashara TKO 3 (10) Jan 30, 1936 Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
141 Win 117–16–8 Midget Mexico TKO 9 (10) Jan 22, 1936 Star Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
140 Win 116–16–8 Al Roth UD 15 Oct 4, 1935 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
139 Win 115–16–8 Joe Ghnouly UD 10 Sep 13, 1935 Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
138 Win 114–16–8 Frankie Klick PTS 10 Aug 19, 1935 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.
137 Win 113–16–8 Bobby Pacho PTS 10 Jul 25, 1935 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
136 Win 112–16–8 Frankie Klick SD 12 Jun 10, 1935 Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
135 Win 111–16–8 Lou Ambers UD 15 May 10, 1935 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
134 Win 110–16–8 Eddie Zivic TKO 7 (10) Apr 25, 1935 Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
133 Win 109–16–8 Chuck Woods UD 10 Mar 15, 1935 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
132 Loss 108–16–8 Chuck Woods PTS 10 Feb 26, 1935 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
131 Win 108–15–8 Leo Rodak UD 10 Jan 31, 1935 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
130 Win 107–15–8 Honeyboy Hughes PTS 10 Jan 21, 1935 Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
129 Win 106–15–8 Eddie Ran KO 2 (10) Jan 7, 1935 Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
128 Win 105–15–8 Harry Dublinsky PTS 10 Sep 26, 1934 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
127 Loss 104–15–8 Harry Dublinsky PTS 10 Aug 29, 1934 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
126 Win 104–14–8 Frankie Klick TKO 9 (10) Jun 28, 1934 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
125 Win 103–14–8 Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Mar 13, 1934 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
124 Win 102–14–8 Pete Nebo PTS 12 Mar 1, 1934 Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
123 Win 101–14–8 Cleto Locatelli MD 12 Feb 2, 1934 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
122 Win 100–14–8 Cleto Locatelli UD 10 Dec 15, 1933 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
121 Win 99–14–8 Cecil Payne KO 5 (10) Dec 4, 1933 Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
120 Win 98–14–8 Kid Chocolate KO 2 (10) Nov 24, 1933 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
119 Win 97–14–8 Frankie Klick UD 10 Oct 28, 1933 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
118 Loss 96–14–8 Barney Ross SD 15 Sep 12, 1933 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
For world light-welterweight title
117 Loss 96–13–8 Barney Ross MD 10 Jun 23, 1933 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
Lost world light-welterweight title
116 Win 96–12–8 Battling Shaw UD 10 May 21, 1933 Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Won world light-welterweight title
115 Loss 95–12–8 Wesley Ramey PTS 10 Apr 20, 1933 Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
114 Win 95–11–8 Pete Nebo PTS 10 Feb 23, 1933 Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, U.S.
113 Win 94–11–8 Billy Townsend KO 1 (10) Feb 3, 1933 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
112 Win 93–11–8 Billy Petrolle UD 15 Nov 4, 1932 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
111 Win 92–11–8 Frankie Petrolle KO 3 (10) Oct 12, 1932 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
110 Win 91–11–8 Lew Kirsch TKO 3 (10) Sep 29, 1932 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
109 Loss 90–11–8 Johnny Jadick SD 10 Jul 18, 1932 Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. For NBA light-welterweight title
108 Win 90–10–8 Harry Dublinsky SD 10 Jun 16, 1932 Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
107 Win 89–10–8 Battling Gizzy PTS 5 (10) May 23, 1932 Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, New Jersey, U.S.
106 Win 88–10–8 Ray Kiser UD 10 Apr 4, 1932 Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
105 Win 87–10–8 Lew Massey UD 10 Feb 15, 1932 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
104 Loss 86–10–8 Johnny Jadick UD 10 Jan 18, 1932 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Lost NBA light-welterweight title
103 Win 86–9–8 Kid Chocolate SD 15 Nov 20, 1931 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
102 Win 85–9–8 Philly Griffin UD 10 Oct 29, 1931 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NBA light-welterweight title
101 Win 84–9–8 Jack Kid Berg UD 15 Sep 10, 1931 Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
Retained NBA light-welterweight title
100 Win 83–9–8 Cecil Payne PTS 10 Jul 13, 1931 Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained NBA light-welterweight title
99 Win 82–9–8 Herman Perlick PTS 10 Jun 25, 1931 White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
98 Win 81–9–8 Jack Kid Berg KO 3 (10) Apr 24, 1931 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles;
Won NBA light-welterweight title
97 Win 80–9–8 Tommy Grogan PTS 10 Mar 23, 1931 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
96 Loss 79–9–8 Sammy Fuller UD 10 Mar 6, 1931 Boston Garden, Boston, Illinois, U.S.
95 Win 79–8–8 Joey Kaufman TKO 1 (10) Feb 25, 1931 Hollywood Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
94 Win 78–8–8 Johnny Farr NWS 10 Jan 26, 1931 Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
93 Win 77–8–8 Al Singer KO 1 (15) Nov 14, 1930 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
92 Loss 76–8–8 Billy Petrolle PTS 10 Sep 11, 1930 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
91 Win 76–7–8 Goldie Hess PTS 10 Aug 28, 1930 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
90 Win 75–7–8 Benny Bass UD 10 Jul 21, 1930 Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89 Win 74–7–8 Tommy Grogan PTS 10 Jun 24, 1930 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
88 Win 73–7–8 Joe Glick PTS 10 Jun 4, 1930 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
87 Win 72–7–8 Johnny Farr PTS 10 May 14, 1930 Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
86 Win 71–7–8 Harry Carlton UD 10 May 5, 1930 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
85 Win 70–7–8 Frankie LaFay TKO 1 (10) Apr 8, 1930 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
84 Win 69–7–8 Steve Smith TKO 7 (10) Apr 1, 1930 Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
83 Win 68–7–8 Stanislaus Loayza UD 10 Mar 14, 1930 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
82 Win 67–7–8 Solly Ritz TKO 1 (10) Mar 4, 1930 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
81 Loss 66–7–8 Jack Kid Berg SD 10 Jan 17, 1930 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
80 Win 66–6–8 Stanislaus Loayza UD 10 Oct 30, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
79 Win 65–6–8 Johnny Farr PTS 10 Oct 18, 1929 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
78 Win 64–6–8 Eddie Mack TKO 8 (10) Sep 27, 1929 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
77 Win 63–6–8 Eddie Wolfe PTS 10 Sep 20, 1929 Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
76 Loss 62–6–8 Sammy Mandell SD 10 Aug 2, 1929 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
75 Win 62–5–8 Phil McGraw PTS 10 Jul 9, 1929 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 61–5–8 Ignacio Fernandez PTS 10 Jun 4, 1929 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
73 Win 60–5–8 André Routis UD 10 May 10, 1929 Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
72 Win 59–5–8 Sammy Dorfman PTS 10 Apr 26, 1929 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
71 Win 58–5–8 Cowboy Eddie Anderson NWS 10 Apr 9, 1929 Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
70 Win 57–5–8 Cecil Payne PTS 10 Mar 8, 1929 Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
69 Win 56–5–8 Ignacio Fernandez UD 10 Feb 26, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
68 Win 55–5–8 Joey Sangor TKO 7 (10) Feb 6, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67 Win 54–5–8 Armando Santiago KO 5 (10) Jan 18, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
66 Draw 53–5–8 Al Singer MD 10 Dec 14, 1929 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
65 Win 53–5–7 Chick Suggs KO 6 (10) Dec 8, 1928 Olympia Boxing Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
64 Win 52–5–7 Gaston Charles PTS 10 Oct 29, 1928 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Loss 51–5–7 André Routis SD 15 Sep 28, 1928 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring featherweight titles
62 Win 51–4–7 Bobby Garcia KO 1 (10) Aug 28, 1928 Velodrome, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
61 Loss 50–4–7 Harry Blitman PTS 10 Jun 27, 1928 Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
60 Win 50–3–7 Vic Foley PTS 10 Jun 13, 1928 Baseball Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
59 Win 49–3–7 Claude Wilson TKO 1 (10) May 28, 1928 Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
58 Win 48–3–7 Pete Passifiume PTS 4 Feb 23, 1928 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 47–3–7 Benny Bass SD 15 Feb 10, 1928 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles;
Won NBA featherweight title
56 Draw 46–3–7 Pete Nebo SD 10 Jan 30, 1928 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
55 Win 46–3–6 Bud Taylor UD 10 Dec 30, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
54 Win 45–3–6 Ignacio Fernandez UD 10 Dec 1, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
53 Win 44–3–6 Vicent DiLeo TKO 1 (4) Nov 22, 1927 Olympia Boxing Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
52 Win 43–3–6 Billy Henry KO 2 (10) Nov 7, 1927 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
51 Win 42–3–6 Johnny Dundee UD 15 Oct 24, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won vacant NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
50 Win 41–3–6 Tommy Ryan PTS 10 Oct 3, 1927 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
49 Loss 40–3–6 Cowboy Eddie Anderson DQ 3 (10) Sep 2, 1927 Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
48 Win 40–2–6 Joe Rivers NWS 10 Aug 25, 1927 Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
47 Win 39–2–6 Pete Sarmiento KO 1 (10) Aug 17, 1927 Ebbets Field, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Win 38–2–6 Cowboy Eddie Anderson PTS 10 Aug 9, 1927 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
45 Win 37–2–6 California Joe Lynch PTS 10 Jul 27, 1927 Olympic Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Loss 36–2–6 Bud Taylor UD 10 Jun 24, 1927 Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For NBA bantamweight title
43 Win 36–1–6 Ray Rychell TKO 7 (10) May 3, 1927 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
42 Win 35–1–6 Harold Smith TKO 3 (10) Apr 24, 1927 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
41 Draw 34–1–6 Vic Burrone PTS 10 Apr 18, 1927 St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
40 Draw 34–1–5 Bud Taylor PTS 10 Mar 26, 1927 Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For vacant NBA bantamweight title
39 Win 34–1–4 California Joe Lynch PTS 10 Mar 7, 1927 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
38 Win 33–1–4 Johnny Green PTS 8 Feb 4, 1927 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
37 Win 32–1–4 Vic Burrone PTS 10 Jan 22, 1927 Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
36 Draw 31–1–4 Joe Ryder PTS 10 Jan 12, 1927 Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
35 Win 31–1–3 Bushy Graham PTS 10 Dec 17, 1926 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
34 Win 30–1–3 André Routis PTS 12 Nov 22, 1926 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
33 Win 29–1–3 Enrique Savaardo TKO 5 (10) Nov 13, 1926 Walker A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
32 Loss 28–1–3 Davey Abad PTS 10 Nov 6, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
31 Win 28–0–3 Benny Hall PTS 6 Oct 5, 1926 Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
30 Win 27–0–3 George Marks PTS 6 Sep 20, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
29 Draw 26–0–3 Georgie Mack PTS 6 Aug 28, 1926 Queensboro Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
28 Win 26–0–2 Buck Josephs PTS 6 Aug 14, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
27 Win 25–0–2 Young Montreal PTS 6 Aug 9, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
26 Win 24–0–2 Manny Wexler KO 5 (6) Jul 26, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
25 Win 23–0–2 Archie Bell TKO 5 (6) Jun 25, 1926 Coney Island Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
24 Win 22–0–2 Willie Suess PTS 6 Jun 21, 1926 Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, New York City, New York, U.S.
23 Win 21–0–2 Sonny Smith PTS 6 Jun 16, 1926 Golden City Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
22 Win 20–0–2 Sammy Nable TKO 5 (6) May 28, 1926 Coney Island Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S.
21 Draw 19–0–2 Benny Hall PTS 6 May 8, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
20 Draw 19–0–1 Mike Esposito PTS 4 Mar 25, 1926 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 Tommy Milton PTS 6 Mar 20, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Jacinto Valdez PTS 4 Mar 11, 1926 Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Bobby Wolgast PTS 6 Mar 6, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Al Scorda PTS 4 Feb 18, 1926 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Romeo Vaughn PTS 6 Feb 13, 1926 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Mickey Lewis PTS 4 Jan 26, 1926 Pioneer Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Kid Rash PTS 4 Jan 21, 1926 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 George Nickfor TKO 4 (6) Jan 13, 1926 Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Danny Terris KO 4 (4) Dec 23, 1925 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Danny Terris PTS 6 Dec 7, 1925 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Ralph Nischo PTS 4 Nov 26, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Harry Brandon PTS 4 Nov 12, 1925 Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Henry Molinari KO 1 (6) Nov 7, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Johnny Huber PTS 6 Oct 10, 1925 Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Paulie Porter KO 5 (6) Sep 12, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Henry Usse PTS 6 Aug 22, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Henry Usse PTS 6 Aug 8, 1925 Ridgewood Grove, New York City, New York, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Ray Cummings NWS 4 Aug 5, 1925 Bayonne Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Jack Grodner KO 1 (4) Jul 24, 1925 Arena, Rockaway Beach, New York City, New York, U.S.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nypl.org/branch/staten/index2.cfm?Trg=1&d1=1391 Staten Island on the Web: Famous Staten Islanders
  2. ^ "Tony Canzoneri - Lineal Junior Welterweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ "BoxRec: Tony Canzoneri".

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Achievements
Preceded by World Featherweight Champion
February 10, 1928 – September 28, 1928
Succeeded by
Preceded by World Lightweight Champion
November 14, 1930 – June 23, 1933
Succeeded by
Preceded by World Light Welterweight Champion
April 24, 1931 – January 18, 1932
Succeeded by
Preceded by World Light Welterweight Champion
May 21, 1933 – June 23, 1933
Succeeded by
Preceded by The Ring Lightweight Champion
May 10, 1935 – September 3, 1936
Succeeded by
World Lightweight Champion
May 10, 1935 – September 3, 1936