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.

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.


Official Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
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 regarded as “no decision” bouts as they have “resulted in neither boxer winning or losing, and would therefore not count as part of their official fight record."

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

Unofficial Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
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 to the win/loss/draw column.

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

See also[edit]

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.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Louis (Kid) Kaplan
Vacated
World Featherweight Champion
February 10, 1928 – September 28, 1928
Succeeded by
Andre Routis
Preceded by
Al Singer
World Lightweight Champion
November 14, 1930 – June 23, 1933
Succeeded by
Barney Ross
Preceded by
Jackie (Kid) Berg
World Light Welterweight Champion
April 24, 1931 – January 18, 1932
Succeeded by
Johnny Jadick
Preceded by
Battling Shaw
World Light Welterweight Champion
May 21, 1933 – June 23, 1933
Succeeded by
Barney Ross
Preceded by
Barney Ross
Vacated
The Ring Lightweight Champion
May 10, 1935 – September 3, 1936
Succeeded by
Lou Ambers
World Lightweight Champion
May 10, 1935 – September 3, 1936