Joe "Kid" Coster
(Joseph Agnello)

BORN     January 26 1889; Casteldaccia, Palermo, Siciliy, Italy
DIED     June 20 1974; Lynbrook, Long Island, New York
HEIGHT   5-5
WEIGHT   122-130 lbs
RACE     White; Italian-American
MANAGERS Jack Coster, Jimmy Johnson

Coster was a talented featherweight contender and title claimant during the early years of last century; He fought twice in bouts promoted as World Championship contests, winning against Frankie Conley in 1911; Early in his career, Coster was managed by his brother, Jack; His brother, Salvatore, known as  "Taddo", was also a boxer

During his career, Joe defeated such men as Conley, Joe Wagner, Kid Bernstein, and Patsy Callahan; In addition, he scored a large number of "newspaper wins" in the "No Decision" bouts he fought

After retiring from the ring, Coster (Agnello) became a boxing judge in New York and was one of the judges in the famous legal case brought by Joey Giardello (1953) following his bout with Billy Graham

1906 
Dec  7 Tommy Shea                 New York, NY                     ND  3

1907
Dec 17 Willie Schumacher          New York, NY                     ND  3

1908
Feb  3 Young O'Leary              New York, NY                     ND  6
Feb 10 Terry Edwards              Brooklyn, NY                     ND  6
Feb 25 "Young" Joe Adams          New York, NY                     KO  2
Mar 10 Willie Schumacher          New York, NY                     ND  6
May 28 Willie Schumacher          New York, NY                     ND  6
Oct 12 Young O'Leary              New York, NY                     ND  6
Oct 13 Kid Murphy                 New York, NY                     ND  6
Dec  1 Kid Murphy                 Albany, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report 12/02/08;
          Some sources report "New York, NY"

1909
Jan 12 Joe Wagner                 Albany, NY                        W  6
Mar  1 Johnny Coulon              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 16 George Dennis              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 30 Phil McGovern              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
May 10 Johnny Daly                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
May 22 Phil McGovern              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 5/24/09 at "New York, NY"
Jul 12 Joe Wagner                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 20 Young Grant                Brooklyn, NY                     KO  1

1910
Jan  1 "Philadelphia" Pal Moore   New York, NY                     ND 10
Jan 17 Phil McGovern              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb 10 Jimmy Walsh                Boston, Ma                        L  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Feb 14 Harry Forbes               Brooklyn, NY                     LK  8
May 18 Young Dyson                Providence, RI                    D 15
Jul 12 Kid Bernstein              Bronx, NY                        KO  3
Aug  2 Charley Goldman            Bronx, NY                        ND 10
Sep  6 Young Wagner               Bronx, NY                        ND 10
Sep 20 Phil McGovern              Bronx, NY                        ND 10
Oct 17 "Jersey" Frankie Burns     New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov 16 Young O'Leary              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 19 Jimmy Walsh                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10

1911
Jan  2 Tommy O'Toole              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan  7 Jack Ritchie               New York, NY                     KO  1
Jan  9 Abe Attell                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jan 23 Willie Beecher             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Apr 27 "Newark" Patsy Kline       Brooklyn, NY                     LF  1
          -Some sources report "NC 1"
Apr 29 Benny Kaufman              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  6 Charlie Griffin            Bronx, NY                        ND 10
May 28 Frankie Conley             New Orleans, La                   W 20
          -This bout was promoted as the Featherweight Championship
          of the World
Jun 19 Joe Mandot                 Memphis, Tn                       L  8
Jul  4 "Mexican" Joe Rivers       Vernon, Ca                       LK 13
          -This bout was promoted as the Featherweight Championship
          of the World
Jul 19 Biz Mackey                 Baltimore, Md                    ND 10
          -Some sources report 7/19/10 at "New York, NY"
Aug 28 Kid Julian                 Syracuse, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 8/28/12
Oct 23 "Newark" Patsy Kline       New York, NY                     LK  5
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Nov 14 Tommy Houck                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 11/15/11 at "New York, NY"
Nov 25 Ty Cobb                    Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Nov 27 Packey Hommey              New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec  8 "Young" Abe Brown          New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec 11 Willie Jones               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10

1912
Jan  2 Joe "Young" Shugrue        Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 1/03/12
Jan 11 Mike "Kid" Ghetto          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jan 23 Willie Jones               Albany, NY                       ND 10
Feb  6 Louis de Ponthieu          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb 26 K.O. Brown                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 14 Joe "Young" Shugrue        New York, NY                     ND 10
Mar 27 Eddie O'Keefe              New York, NY                     ND 10
Apr 10 Jimmy Walsh                New York, NY                     LF  8
          -Some sources report "NC 8"
Apr 23 Ty Cobb                    Cleveland, Oh                     W 12
          -Some sources report "W 10" on 4/22/12
Jun  4 Eddie O'Keefe              New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug 26 Frankie Russell            New Orleans, La                   L 10
Oct 25 Jack White                 Akron, Oh                         D 12
Nov 13 Young Driscoll             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec  6 Johnny Lore                New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec 17 Louis de Ponthieu          Rochester, NY                    ND 10
Dec 25 Louis de Ponthieu          Youngstown, Oh                    L 12

1913
Jan 25 "Philadelphia" Pal Moore   New York, NY                     ND 10
Feb  8 Al Delmont                 Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar  1 Frankie Callahan           Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 29 Harry Tracey               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Apr 22 Patsy Callahan             New York, NY                     WF  7
          -Some sources report "WF" on 1/04/13 at "Brooklyn, NY"
Jun 18 Kid Julian                 New York, NY                     LK  3
Jul 15 Tommy Houck                Rockaway, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 7/25/13
Aug 15 Kid Black                  New York, NY                     ND 10
Sep 20 Mike "Kid" Ghetto          New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct  4 Joe Stacey                 New York, NY                     ND 10

1914
Jan  3 Willie Jones               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb 14 Patsy Callahan             Brooklyn, NY                     LK  3
Feb 16 Young McAuliffe            New Haven, Ct                    LK  3
Apr  3 George "K.O." Chaney       Baltimore, Md                    LK  4
Apr 23 Johnny Howell              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 12 Bobby Grant                Brooklyn, NY                     LK  9
Sep 21 Johnny Nelson              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1906 
       Young Raten                                                  W  3
       Young Spudsy                                                 W  3
       Young Bolte                                                  W  3
       Joe Smith                                                    W  3
       Young Carter                                                 W  3
       Joe Youngs                                                   W  3
       Young McCue                                                  W  4
       Young Carter                                                 W  3
       Young Brooks                                                 W  3
       Bobby Moore                                                  W  3
       Eddie Wentz                                                  W  4
       Young Shaughnessy                                           KO  3
       Young Cordy                                                 KO  3
       Johnny McKeen                                                D  3
       Young Bolte                                                  D  3

1907
       Patsy Brannigan                                              W  6
       Terry Edwards                                                W  3
       Kid Harris                                                   W  1
       Young Miller                                                 W  4
       Johnny Moran                                                 W  6
       Frankie Shean                                                W  4
       George Kitson                                                W  6
       Eddie Bogue                                                  W  6

1908
       Willie Schumacher                                            W  6
       Young Wagner                                                 W  6
       Charlie Harvey                                               W  6
       Charlie Harvey                                               W  6
       Mike Malia                                                  KO  3
       Young O'Leary                                               ND 10


*** Much Personal Data Was Provided By Kim Hines (East Northport, NY) ***

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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