|The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Lineal Champion|
|BORN||December 15 1904; Kiev, Russia (now Ukraine)|
|DIED..||June 25 1975; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Some sources report 1974)|
|HEIGHT||5-3 1/2 (Some sources report 5-1 1/2)|
|WEIGHT||120 1/2-147 lbs|
|MANAGERS||Phil Glassman, Max "BooBoo" Hoff|
a short, stocky warrior who was sturdy and strong; He moved well and
hit hard; In nearly 230 bouts, he lost only 30 official contests;
He was also the better man in
the vast majority of the numerous "No Decision" bouts he engaged in
during those years; Jack Dempsey once said, "He is the greatest
fighter of his weight and inches I have ever set my eyes upon"; Bass won
the Junior Lightweight Championship of the World
and versions of the Featherweight Championship of
the World during his career
Benny defeated such men as Tod Morgan, Charles "Bud" Taylor, Johnny Jadick, Harry Blitman, Eddie Mack, Mike Ballerino, Joe Ghnouly, Eddie Cool, Davey Abad, Leo "Kid" Roy, Jack Portney, Babe Herman [Sousa], Red Chapman, Joe Glick, Eddie O'Keefe, Eddie Anderson, Harry Dublinsky, Phil Zwick, Eddie Shea, Frankie Wallace and Tony Falco
Bass was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002
Benny Bass, Jack Dempsey was quoted as saying: "He is the greatest
fighter of his weight and inches I have ever set my eyes upon." At a
diminutive 5' 2", Benny possessed a bull neck and extraordinary
musculature around his shoulders & biceps. He was a powerful force &
rarely fought at over 130 pounds. Bass was one of the hardest punchers
ever in the featherweight & jr. lightweight divisions. Contemporary Ring
Magazine writer, Francis Albertani, described Benny as "A deadly
puncher, cool as the proverbial pebble under fire & a masterful boxer."
Born December 4, 1904, in Kiev, Russia, Benny and family emigrated to the U.S. in 1906 settling in Philadelphia. By the age of 15, Benny began his amateur career, winning 95 out of an estimated 100 bouts. He earned a shot at representing the U.S. in the Olympics but lost a heated decision to future world flyweight champion Frankie Genaro in the box-offs in New York City. Genaro went on to win the gold medal at flyweight in the 1920 Olympics.
Benny turned pro in 1921 under the tutelage of Phil Glassman who also handled the quintessential Philadelphia fighter, the great Lew Tendler. Within a year he was fighting main events against the cream of the featherweight division. Before the end of his first year as a pro, he faced & held his own with some top talent.
Over the next three years Benny rocked and socked his way to an outstanding record of 53-4 with 1 NC, 2-Draws & 13 ND. Then, in 1922, the great featherweight champion, Lewis "Kid" Kaplan resigned the featherweight title due to weight problems leaving a small group of contenders to vie for the vacant crown. The N.B.A. matched Benny with a leading contender, Morris Kaplan, whose nom de guerre was Red Chapman. Chapman was a mauling bruising in-fighter who had previously lost to Bass (WF-1).
By the time Benny and Chapman squared off for the vacant N.B.A. featherweight title on September 19th in Philadelphia, Bass had evolved into a great fighter who had already cleaned out the featherweight division, as proven by solid victories over top contenders like: Mickey Doyle (KO-5), Eddie Anderson (D-10, W-10, W-12), Joey Glick (W-10, NC-3, W-10), & Babe Herman (W-10, D-12).
Harold Ribalow, in The Jew In American Sports, wrote this about the Bass-Chapman fight: "Its savagery, its skill & its pace have seldom been equaled by anyone."
As if to belie the maelstrom to come, the fight started slowly. Over the first two rounds the opponents cautiously felt each other out. In the third, the pace was accelerated greatly & maintained for the rest of the fight. Brawling on the inside, they inadvertently clashed heads & Bass' right eyelid was severely lacerated. Chapman began trying to zero in on the damaged orb, but Benny used his considerable store of boxing skills too keep Chapman at bay & avoid further severe damage too the eyelid. By the seventh round, giving as good as he was getting, Benny opened a severe gash over one of Chapman's eyes.
The ninth round of the fight ranks as one of the great rounds in the annals of fistiana -- right up there with Dempsey-Willard (round 1), Dempsey-Firpo (round 1), Louis-Schmelling II (round 1), Hagler-Hearns (round-1) & Holyfield-Bowe I (round 10).
Both fighters exploded out of their respective corners at the bell. Colliding mid-ring, they both threw wild looping overhand rights that landed simultaneously. Both fighters fell to the canvass as if pole axed. Double knockdowns are rare events in boxing and the crowd & referee were stunned. The referee began the count and Benny shakily rose from the canvass on quivering legs at the count of two. The glassy eyed & very hurt Chapman managed to get to his feet at the count of nine. Both thoroughly dazed fighters, operating on pure fighting instinct, threw themselves at each other in a furiously sustained barrage of leather. At the end of the exchange Benny landed another hard right hand and Chapman went down. To the amazement of the 30,000 fans who had filled Shibes Park, Chapman somehow managed to regain his feet before the count of 10 and again the fighters threw themselves at each other in a hellaciously wild exchange that was maintained until the conclusion of the round.
By the mid-point of the 10th round both fighters were bloodied, grisly zombies, fighting on empty, with nothing but sheer will too maintain them. Ribalow describes the scene at the end of the fight: " Bass was in bad shape. His eye was badly bruised & his own blood was mixed with Chapman's blood. . . Chapman was completely covered with dried blood, which glistened where his perspiration met with blood. His teeth were out in a perpetual snarl & he moved with the deliberation of a sleepwalker. He threw punches he was unconscious of throwing & Bass ducked them with a casualness born of fatigue. Yet Bass seemed a bit more alert than Chapman & when the bell rang he seemed more human, more alive." Upon winning the well deserved decision Benny Bass became the featherweight champion of the world.
Incredibly, a month later, on October 17th, Benny hopped into the ring against the very tough Mike Ballerino (W-10). He closed out the year with two fights in December. On the 9th he met Johnny Farr (W-10), and on the 13th Johnny Sheppard (W-10).
Never one to sit around resting on his laurels, Benny engaged in three matches the next January, beginning on the 3rd!
On February 10th, he faced the immortal Tony Canzoneri in New York City for the undisputed world title. Even though he lost a 15 round decision along with his title, Bass covered himself with fistic glory in a display of courage & stamina seldom seen before or since in the squared circle. During the third round of the encounter Bass somehow got his collarbone broken in five places. This kind of injury is excruciatingly painful making even something as simple as clenching your fists & holding them up agonizing.
Benny somehow not only mustered the will too fight on for another 12 rounds; but from the 10th round on, he mounted a furious rally & almost pulled out of an extremely close 15 round split decision loss! Too accomplish this, against a fighter in his prime who was as great as Canzoneri, was a remarkable feat.
Following the loss of his title Benny took four months off to recuperate. His return to the ring against a fighter he had previously beaten named Peter Nebo was unsuccessful (L-10). In his next bout on September 10th, he met Harry Blitman, a hot, undefeated and rapidly rising contender. The fight, billed as being for the combined featherweight titles of Pennsylvania & the Jewish championship of Philadelphia was a real grudge match. Blitman, a rugged southpaw, discarded all pretenses of boxing skill & went after the "Little Fish" as if he was the starving lion of Judah & attempted to go toe to toe. This proved a terminal mistake for young Harry. Benny slowed him to a crawl in the very first round with damaging left hooks to the liver, by the 6th round Blitman was totally on queer street when Benny landed two thudding overhand rights to the head & flattened Blitman. Harry was unconscious for a long time after his handlers dragged him back to his corner. Harry Blitman fought on for three more years, but was never the same again after the beating he absorbed from Benny.
On December 19th 1929 Benny challenged flashy boxer-puncher Todd Morgan for the jr. lightweight title. Morgan was an excellent fighter who had held the crown for four years defending it successfully 7 times.
For the majority of the first round Morgan held the tiny "Little Fish" at bay stabbing him with lightning lefts. Right before the end of the round Morgan caught Benny with a thundering right cross that sent him reeling into the ropes. Seconds before the bell, Morgan slammed home another right that badly hurt Benny who was barely able to stagger back to his corner. Once again displaying his remarkable recuperative powers, Benny roared out of his corner at the bell for round 2. He bulled Morgan around the ring & then dropped him with a heavy right cross flush on the jaw. Morgan struggled to his feet at the count of nine only too be met by an even more thunderous right hand. At the count of ten, Benny "Little Fish" Bass was the new world jr. lightweight champion.
Benny didn't defend his crown in 1930, but he still fought regularly. His highlight of the year was a ten round decision over future jr. welterweight champion Johnny Jadick & the lowlight was a 10-round decision loss in a non-title rematch with Tony Canzoneri.
The first KO loss of Benny's career came in his first defense of his title against Kid Chocolate on July 15th 1931 (his only other KO loss was 6 years later, when he was well past his prime, against Henry Armstrong (KO by 4). Benny was more than holding his own against Chocolate when a very deep gash was opened over Benny's left eye and the contest was stopped in the 7th.
Benny never got a chance to regain his title and although he continued to fight for another ten years, his career as a first echelon prizefighter was pretty much over. He retired after two consecutive 10 round losses in 1940. After all the years of blood and effort Benny was dead broke. As Benny put it: "Everybody who needed money got it from me".
Benny was no dummy, however, and even though he lacked much formal scholastic training he had a sharp mind, as evinced by his fluency in five languages. Applying himself with the same resolve he had displayed in the ring, Benny passed a Civil Service exam and worked a desk job for the Philadelphia traffic courts for many years.
Benny "Little Fish" Bass died of heart complications on June 25, 1974. Among the world champions he face during his boxing career were: Tony Canzoneri (L-15, L-10), Todd Morgan (KO-2), Johnny Jadick (W-10, W-10), Bud Taylor (KO-2), Kid Chocolate (TKO BY 7), Petey Sarron (LF-6, L-10) Red Cochrane (W-10) & Henry Armstrong (KO by 4).
He is enshrined in the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall Of Fame.
© 1996 The Cyber Boxing Zone. CyberBoxing Bio by GorDoom
*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS ***1919 Dec 2 Jack Martin Philadelphia, Pa KO 1 1920 Feb Kid Stetcher Philadelphia, Pa W Feb 14 Johnny Clavin Philadelphia, Pa W -Philadelphia Lodge BPOE 108 lbs Championship Apr 4 James Dunning Boston, Ma W 3 Apr 5 an unnamed opponent Boston, Ma L -The previous 2 bouts were part of the National AAU 108 lbs Championship Apr 16 Johnny Royce Philadelphia, Pa L -Philadelphia Lodge of Elks 108 lbs Championship Jul 12 Bobby Cole New York, NY W 3 Jul 13 Frankie Genaro New York, NY L 3 -The previous 2 bouts were part of the Olympic Box-Offs 112 Competition *** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS *** 1921 Jan 29 Matty Detcher Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Mar 2 Young Monroe Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Apr 5 Willie Tasker Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 -Some sources report "Benny Wilson"; Some sources report "KO 2" Apr 9 Harry Roth Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Apr 26 Johnny Royce Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Sep 24 Leo Vincent Philadelphia, Pa TK 3 Oct 10 Bobby Allen Philadelphia, Pa TK 4 Oct 20 Jimmy Vincent Philadelphia, Pa SCH -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known Nov 18 Whitey Langdon Philadelphia, Pa KO 6 Dec 2 Tommy Gorman Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Dec 6 Willie Allen Philadelphia, Pa SCH -This bout was scheduled but cancelled Dec 12 Billy Devine Phiadelphia, Pa ND 6 1922 Jan 16 Tommy Murray Philadelphia, Pa ND Feb 10 Joe Kelly Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Mar 18 Bobby McLeod Philadelphia, Pa W Apr 3 Jack Lester Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Apr 20 Chick Kansas Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 May 5 Joe Bradley Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Jun 13 Young Costa Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Jul 7 Chick Kansas Philadelphia, Pa LF 3 Jul 18 Jimmy Mendo Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Jul 31 Marty Burns Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Aug 21 Joe Nelson Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Aug 23 Joe McGovern Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Oct 13 Young Sharkey Philadelphia, Pa LK 1 Oct 30 Rosey Stoy Lancaster, Pa L 8 Nov 9 Jack Perry Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Nov 30 Billy Mascott Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 1Dec 2 Cuddy DeMarco Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Dec 25 Tommy Murray Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 1923 Feb 8 Battling Mack Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Feb 27 Young Kansas Reading, Pa NC 3 Mar 1 Bobby Garcia New York, NY L 6 Apr 5 Willie Hines Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Apr 16 Alby Gordon Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Jun 18 Mike Moran Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Jul 30 Chick Kansas Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Aug 16 Eddie O'Keefe Atlantic City, NJ TK 3 Aug 30 Johnny Dixon Atlantic City, NJ ND 10 Oct 22 Pete Sarmiento Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Nov 29 Tommy Murray Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Dec 10 Joe Nelson Philadelphia, Pa W 10 1924 Jan 18 Martin Judge Philadelphia, Pa KO 4 Jan 28 Harry "K.O." Leonard Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Feb 11 Jack Lester Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Feb 18 Joe Nelson Philadelphia, Pa W 8 Mar 14 Buck Fleming Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Apr 4 Joey Clein Milwaukee, Wi TK 2 Apr 7 Mickey Diamond Philadelphia, Pa KO 1 Apr 15 George Wolgast Boston, Ma KO 1 Apr 25 Sammy Craden Milwaukee, Wi KO 3 Apr 29 Johnny Brown Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Jun 13 Teddy Joyce Aurora, Il WF 2 Jun 23 Teddy Joyce Aurora, Il KO 2 Jul 21 Spencer Gardner Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Aug 20 Spencer Gardner Newport, RI KO 6 Sep 4 Chick Suggs Newport, RI ND 10 Sep 8 Al Markie Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Oct 1 Frankie Mandot Philadelphia, Pa KO 1 Oct 3 Terry Martin Providence, RI W 10 Oct 20 Pete Sarmiento Milwaukee, Wi ND 10 Nov 24 Tommy Noble Philadelphia, Pa W 3 Nov 25 Andy Martin Providence, RI L 10 Dec 8 Tommy Noble Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 25 Earl Baird Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 1925 Jan 14 Willie Harvey Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Feb 2 Joey Schwartz Philadelphia, Pa KO 6 Mar 9 Joey Schwartz Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Apr 20 Johnny Sheppard Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jun 8 Johnny Sheppard Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jun 30 Steve Smith Cleveland, Oh W 10 Aug 11 Johnny Farr Cleveland, Oh ND 10 Aug 14 Battling Mack Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Sep 24 Eddie Anderson Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Oct 12 Eddie Anderson Philadelphia, Pa W 12 Nov 2 Lew Mayrs Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Nov 16 Jose Lombardo Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Nov 26 Joe Ryder Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 7 Harry Scott Atlantic City, NJ TK 2 1926 Jan 1 Joe Nelson Camden, NJ KO 6 Jan 11 Leo "Kid" Roy Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jan 18 Al Corbett Cleveland, Oh KO 1 Feb 17 Eddie Anderson Philadelphia, Pa D 10 Mar 1 Pete Sarmiento Cleveland, Oh LF 6 Mar 10 Wilbur Cohen Philadelphia, Pa KO 7 Apr 19 Ralph Repman Lancaster, Pa KO 3 Jun 8 Andy Martin Providence, RI L 10 Jun 24 Billy Kennedy New York, NY KO 7 Jul 2 George Amblard Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Jul 12 Dick "Honey Boy" Finnegan Philadelphia, Pa D 10 Jul 29 Johnny Farr New York, NY W 10 Sep 1 Babe Herman [Sousa] Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Sep 20 Johnny Mosely West Manayunk, Pa KO 9 Oct 18 Frankie Garcia Brooklyn, NY W 10 Nov 23 Babe Herman [Sousa] Cleveland, Oh L 12 Dec 8 Benny Cross Newark, NJ ND 10 Dec 10 Johnny Sheppard Boston, Ma W 10 1927 Jan 1 Red Chapman New York, NY WF 1 Mar 21 Joe Glick Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Mar 24 Joe Glick Philadelphia, Pa NC 3 Apr 11 Joe Glick Philadelphia, Pa NC 3 May 2 Chick Suggs Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jun 16 Dominick Petrone Long Island City, NY W 10 Jun 27 Joe Glick Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jul 14 Mickey Doyle Wilkes-Barre, Pa KO 5 Aug 3 Tommy Crowley Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Aug 10 Johnny Farr Cleveland, Oh W 10 Aug 16 Joey Williams Philadelphia, Pa KO 8 Sep 12 Red Chapman Philadelphia, Pa W 10 -Featherweight Championship of the World Oct 17 Mike Ballerino Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 9 Johnny Farr Detroit, Mi ND 10 Dec 12 Johnny Sheppard Providence, RI W 10 1928 Jan 2 Pete Nebo Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jan 20 Wilbur Cohen Philadelphia, Pa W 8 Jan 30 Wilbur Cohen Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Feb 10 Tony Canzoneri New York, NY L 15 -Featherweight Championship of the World Jun 18 Pete Nebo Philadelphia, Pa L 10 Aug 1 Jimmy Burns Atlantic City, NJ KO 1 Aug 3 Tony Russo Atlantic City, NJ KO 2 Sep 10 Harry Blitman Philadelphia, Pa KO 6 Oct 29 Phil McGraw Philadelphia, Pa LF 4 Nov 15 Dominick Petrone Wilkes-Barre, Pa KO 1 Dec 10 Gaston Charles Philadelphia, Pa W 10 1929 Jan 14 Davey Abad Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jan 18 "Iowa" Joe Rivers St. Louis, Mo KO 2 Jan 28 Red Chapman Philadelphia, Pa KO 1 Feb 6 Henry "K.O." Lenard St. Louis, Mo LF 3 Feb 11 Harry Forbes Chicago, Il W 10 Feb 18 Steve Smith Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Feb 28 Davey Abad St. Louis, Mo ND 10 Mar 19 Davey Abad St. Louis, Mo ND 10 Mar 25 Harry Forbes Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Apr 29 Johnny Farr Philadelphia, Pa W 10 May 6 Petey Mack New York, NY W 10 May 28 Steve Smith Pittsburgh, Pa W 10 Jul 18 Augie Pisano Newark, NJ W 10 Jul 26 Calvin Reed Atlantic City, NJ W 8 Jul 31 Benny "Kid" Carter Brooklyn, NY W 10 Aug 23 Charley Goodman Long Branch, NJ KO 2 Sep 18 Armando Santiago Philadelphia, Pa WF 2 Sep 27 Johnny Datto Chicago, Il LF 4 Oct 11 Armando Santiago Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Nov 5 Jimmy Mendo St. Louis, Mo KO 1 Nov 11 Eddie Reed Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 2 Jose Martinez Philadelphia, Pa KO 4 Dec 19 Tod Morgan New York, NY KO 2 -Junior Lightweight Championship of the World (as recognized by New York state); Some sources report 12/20/29 1930 Feb 3 Davey Abad St. Louis, Mo TK 4 Feb 7 Sammy Fuller Boston, Ma LF 5 Feb 22 Eddie Anderson Milwaukee, Wi D 10 Mar 28 Eddie Shea St. Louis, Mo ND 10 Jun 10 Eddie Anderson Milwaukee, Wi KO 3 Jun 23 Joey Goodman Pittsburgh, Pa W 10 Jul 21 Tony Canzoneri Philadelphia, Pa L 10 Sep 3 Eddie Anderson Des Moines, Ia ND 10 Sep 10 Tommy Cello Peoria, Il LF 2 Sep 15 Eddie Anderson Des Moines, Ia ND 10 Oct 6 Mike Dundee Davenport, Ia ND 10 Nov 24 Lew Massey Philadelphia, Pa ND 10 Dec 2 Al Bryant Allentown, Pa W 10 Dec 8 Johnny Jadick Philadelphia, Pa W 10 1931 Jan 5 Lew Massey Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Feb 16 Charles "Bud" Taylor Philadelphia, Pa TK 2 Mar 30 "Young" Joe Firpo Philadelphia, Pa L 10 Apr 14 "Young" Joe Firpo Philadelphia, Pa W 10 May 4 Eddie Mack Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Jun 26 Georgie Day Atlantic City, NJ KO 2 Jul 15 Kid Chocolate Philadelphia, Pa LT 7 -Junior Lightweight Championship of the World Nov 30 Jackie Pilkington Philadelphia, Pa LF 5 Dec 18 Sidney Lampe Wilmington, De KO 3 Dec 25 Prince Saunders Philadelphia, Pa KO 7 1932 Mar 9 Wesley Ramey St. Louis, Mo ND 10 Mar 14 Frank Bojarski Pittsburgh, Pa LF 3 Apr 14 Mickey Doyle Wilmington, De KO 2 Apr 15 Young Zazzarino Jersey City, NJ KO 5 May 25 Harry Dublinsky Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jun 7 Harry Carlton Jersey City, NJ D 10 Jul 25 Ernie Ratner Staten Island, NY W 10 Aug 26 "Young" Patsy Wallace Atlantic City, NJ W 10 Sep 12 Tony Falco Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 5 Eddie Reilly New York, NY KO 1 Dec 12 Dominick Petrone New York, NY TK 3 1933 Jan 27 Sidney Lampe New York, NY KO 2 Feb 22 Phil Zwick Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Mar 8 Joe Ghnouly St. Louis, Mo W 10 Apr 4 Johnny Farr Philadelphia, Pa W 8 Apr 8 Jackie Willis Atlantic City, NJ W 8 May 22 Buster Brown Baltimore, Md W 10 Aug 21 Jack Portney Atlantic City, NJ KO 2 Aug 30 Stumpy Jacobs Norfolk, Va W 8 Sep 5 Davey Abad Houston, Tx LF 7 Oct 2 Stumpy Jacobs Atlantic City, NJ W 8 Dec 27 Eddie Cool Philadelphia, Pa W 10 1934 Mar 12 Cleto Locatelli Philadelphia, Pa D 10 Apr 9 Jimmy Leto Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Apr 30 Cleto Locatelli Philadelphia, Pa L 10 Jul 31 Johnny Jadick Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Aug 27 Petey Sarron Washington, DC LF 6 Aug 31 Eddie Shea Atlantic City, NJ KO 2 Sep 24 Petey Sarron Philadelphia, Pa L 10 Dec 3 Frankie Wallace Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 20 "Baby" Kid Chocolate Atlantic City, NJ KO 2 Dec 25 Jimmy Brady Newark, NJ W 10 1935 Feb 18 Eddie Cool Philadelphia, Pa L 10 Mar 22 Mike Marshall Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Apr 12 Mike Marshall Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Apr 29 Tony Falco Philadelphia, Pa W 10 May 27 Mose Butch Millvale, Pa W 10 Jul 23 Frankie Wallace Lancaster, Pa W 8 Jul 26 Johnny Craven Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jul 29 Jimmy Leto Hartford, Ct L 10 Aug 21 Johnny Craven Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Aug 27 Mike Marshall Leiperville, Pa W 10 Oct 11 George Gibbs Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Nov 11 Jack Portney Baltimore, Md L 10 Dec 6 Charley Burns Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 25 Johnny Craven Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 1936 Dec 4 Dave Finn Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Dec 18 Joey Zodda Philadelphia, Pa KO 1 1937 Jan 15 Joey Allen Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jan 22 Freddie "Red" Cochrane Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Feb 5 Gene Gallotto Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Mar 12 Andy Bundy Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Mar 18 Charley Gomer Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Apr 8 Johnny Cabello Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Apr 16 Gene Gallotto Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jun 15 Tommy Cross Philadelphia, Pa W 10 Jul 27 Henry Armstrong Philadelphia, Pa LK 4 1939 Aug 10 Young Chappie Philadelphia, Pa KO 2 Aug 13 Norman Rahn Philadelphia, Pa W 10 1940 Jan 22 Tony Sarullo Philadelphia, Pa W 8 Feb 2 Norman Rahn Philadelphia, Pa KO 1 Mar 4 Jimmy Tygh Philadelphia, Pa D 10 Apr 8 Jimmy Tygh Philadelphia, Pa L 10 May 7 Tommy Spiegal Philadelphia, Pa L 10 *** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***
Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
[Return to Top]