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Tony Bender
(Anton A. Bender)

BORN   November 14 1884; Fought out of Elizabeth, New Jersey
DIED February 24 1955; Beachwood New Jersey
HEIGHT 5-6
WEIGHT 125-135 lbs

Bender boxed from around 1902 until 1919; He fought top men like Abe Attell, "Harlem" Tommy Murphy, Tommy Feltz, Mike Glover, Jeff Smith and Young Nitchie; He claimed 200 fights during his career

After his ring career, Bender was a member of the stock department staff of the Bayway Refinery of the Esso Standard Oil Company in Linden for 28 years before retiring in 1949

1902
Jan 15 Andy Riley                  Elizabeth, NJ                   KO  1
Mar 15 Young Ides                  Elizabeth, NJ                   KO  2
Jul    Jack Daly                   Elizabeth, NJ                   KO  5

1903
Feb 23 "Harlam" Tommy Murphy       Elizabeth, NJ                    D  8
Mar 21 Kid Hannon                  Roselle, NJ                     KO  2
Apr 23 Young McGrier               Elizabeth, NJ                   KO  2

1904
Feb  1 Jimmy Devine                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Mar 14 Tommy "Kid" Love            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 16 Eddie Lenny                 Chester, Pa                     ND  6
May 24 Kid Reilly                  Baltimore, Md                   KO  5
May 28 Tommy "Kid" Love            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug  5 Frank "Kid" Beebe           Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 22 Johnny "Kid" Allen          Philadelphia, Pa                WF  3
          -Some sources report "W Dis 4"
Sep 11 Tommy Feltz                 Baltimore, Md                    L 15
          -The verdict was disputed; Some sources report 9/12/04;
           Reports vary - 9/05/04 - 9/12/04
Nov  9 Johnny "Kid" Allen          Philadelphia, Pa                WF  3
Dec 26 Tommy "Kid" Love            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1905
Jan  2 Danny Dougherty             Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar  1 Johnny Ruse                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 21 Frank "Kid" Beebe           North Plainfield, NJ             D  6
Jul 10 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy       Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul 17 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy       Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 16 Tom O'Hara                  Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Oct 25 Johnny "Kid" Allen          Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 30 Frank "Kid" Carsey          Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Bender knocked Carsey down two times
Dec  6 Hugh Clancy                 New York, NY                    ND  3
Dec 20 Tommy "Kid" Love            New York, NY                    ND  3

1906
Jan  1 Young Nitche                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan  3 Art Edmonds                 New York, NY                    ND  3
Jan 17 Abraham "Abe" Attell        New York, NY                    ND  3
          -Some sources report Attell fought "Ralph Linder"
Jan 29 Clarence Forbes             Philadelphia, Pa                WF  4
Feb 26 William "Billy" Maharg      Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Some sources report 2/24/06
Mar  7 Abraham "Abe" Attell        New York, NY                    ND  3
Mar 21 Tommy Feltz                 New York, NY                    ND  3
Nov  9 Willie Moody                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov    Austin Rice                 Bridgeport, Ct                  ND  6
Dec 25 Frank "Kid" Carsey          Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1907
Mar 25 Bert Keyes                  New York, NY                    ND 10
Mar 28 Lew Sheppard                New York, NY                    ND  6
May  1 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy       New York, NY                    LK  3
Jun 26 Bert Keyes                  New York, NY                    ND 10

1908
Mar 10 Kid White                   New York, NY                    ND  4
Mar 24 Bant Dorsey                 New York, NY                    ND  6
Apr 28 Mike Glover                 New York, NY                    ND  6
Jun 16 Joe Bedell                  New York, NY                    ND  6
Jun 25 Eddie Johnson               New York, NY                    ND  6
Jul 16 Howard Smith                New York, NY                     D 20
Oct  6 Mike Glover                 New York, NY                    ND  6
Oct 17 Young Nitchie               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1909
Dec 27 Tommy Hackett               Newark, NJ                       W  4

1910
Jan 10 Young Wildfang              Newark, NJ                       W  4
Jan 17 Tommy Hogan                 Newark, NJ                       W  4
Jan 24 Ben Douglas                 Newark, NJ                       W  4
Jan 31 Ray Hatfield                Newark, NJ                       W  4
Feb  7 Bert Chambers               Newark, NJ                       W  4
Feb 14 Tommy Grant                 Newark, NJ                       W  4
Feb 21 Ray Hatfield                Newark, NJ                       W  4
Mar 14 Young Wildfang              Newark, NJ                       L  4
Apr 11 Young Wildfang              Newark, NJ                       D  4
Apr 18 Jeff Smith                  Newark, NJ                       L  4
Aug  2 Phil Cross                  New York, NY                    KO  2
Oct 31 "Smiling" Joe Kelly         Newark, NJ                       L  4

1911
Jan 16 Joe Kelly                   Newark, NJ                       W  6
         -This appears to be a different man than "Smiling" Joe Kelly
Feb  6 Battling Hurley             Harrison, NJ                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "L 10"
May  2 Billy Lewis                 Newark, NJ                       D  4
Jul 17 Dave Kurtz                  Newark, NJ                      ND  4

1912
Sep  9 Ray Hatfield                Newark, NJ                      ND  6
Sep 16 Leo Baker                   Newark, NJ                      ND  4
Nov 12 Joe "Kid" Kansas            Cleveland, Oh                   ND 12
          -Some sources report "L 12"

1913
Mar 22 Harry Condon                New York, NY                    ND 10
Apr  1 Jimmy Fasane                Belleville, NJ                  ND 10

1914
Sep 21 Red Robinson                Pittsburgh, Pa                  LT  4

1915
Mar  6 Johnny Celmars              Charleroi, Pa                   LK  3
Apr 10 "Young" Joe Grim            Charleroi, Pa                   LK  5

1918
Jun 28 Young Kelly                 Newark, NJ                      ND  8
Jul 22 Frankie Wilson              Perth Amboy, NJ                 ND  8

1919
Mar 24 Frankie Brown               Elizabeth, NJ                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Some sources report 3/21/1919
       George Ward                                                 EX  4
Aug 13 -Bender refereed bouts in Westfield, NJ
Sep    -Bender was dropped as a referee by the New Jersey Boxing Commission

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

1905
Apr 17 George Hoey                 New York, NY                    ND  3

1906
Apr 10 Jack Reardon                Bridgeport, Ct                  ND  6
Nov  7 Austin Rice                 Bridgeport, Ct                  ND  6

*** Much Data Was Provided By Bill Schutte and Luckett Davis ***

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