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Joe Percente

BORN   1877
DIED March 10 1928; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
HEIGHT 5-4
WEIGHT 130-135 lbs

Percente was a capable fighter who gave as well as he got; He was fearless and got into the ring with anyone who wanted to fight

During his career, he defeated Oscar "Battling" Nelson and earned draws with Nelson, Jake Magmer and Joe Elliott

1899
Jan 25 Alex Burke                 Milwaukee, Wi                     D  4
Feb 16 Joe Goss                   Sheboygan, Wi                    KO  3
Feb 24 Alex Burke                 Milwaukee, Wi                     W  4
Mar 23 Ned Maber                  Sheboygan, Wi                     D  6
Sep 26 Jake Magmer                Milwaukee, Wi                     L  6
Oct 27 Fred Kessler               Milwaukee, Wi                     L  6
          -Some sources report "George Kessler"
Oct 30 Adam Ryan                  Green Bay, Wi                     L 10
Dec  8 Jim Morris                 Milwaukee, Wi                     W  6
Dec 15 Charles Berry              Sheboygan, Wi                     D  6
Dec 28 Charles Berry              Milwaukee, Wi                     L  6

1900
Jan  1 Adam Ryan                  Green Bay, Wi                     L 10
Feb  5 Larry Gleason              Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  6
Feb 17 Al Moss                    Sheboygan, Wi                    KO  1
Mar  2 Charles Berry              Madison, Wi                       W  3
Mar  9 Jimmy Lane                 Sheboygan, Wi                    KO  3
Mar 16 Al Moss                    Sheboygan, Wi                    KO  2
Mar 23 Charles Berry              Madison, Wi                       D 10
Jun  5 Perry Queenan              Sheboygan, Wi                     D 10
Jun 12 Con O'Leary                Chicago, Il                      KO  2
Jun 23 Ole Olson                  Chicago, Il                      LF  3
Sep 24 Mickey Riley               Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6
Oct 19 Fred Kessler               Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  3
Nov 12 Martin Duffy               Milwaukee, Wi                     L  6
Dec  7 Oscar "Battling" Nelson    Chicago, Il                      LF  2
Dec    Ed Johnson                 Milwaukee, Wi                    LK  1

1901
Jan 18 Ted Malone                 Milwaukee, Wi                    LK  2
Feb  7 Harry Spore                Oshkosh, Wi                      TK  6
Feb 15 Jake Magmer                Milwaukee, Wi                     L  6
Feb 28 Jake Magmer                Oshkosh, Wi                       D  8
Mar  2 Perry Queenan              Sheboygan, Wi                     L 10
Apr  5 Morris Jacobs              Milwaukee, Wi                    LF  4
Oct 17 Adam Ryan                  Kenosha, Wi                       D 10
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Nov 15 Oscar "Battling" Nelson    Milwaukee, Wi                     W  6
Nov 21 Ed Santry                  Sheboygan, Wi                    ND  6
Dec  2 Oscar "Battling" Nelson    Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6

1902
Jan  6 Henry Howard               Kenosha, Wi                      TK  2
Jan 17 Charles Berry              Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6
Feb 24 Jack McInerny              Chicago, Il                      KO  3
Mar  7 Young Walcott              Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -This man was really "Buck (Bud) Montgomery"
Mar 10 Joe Elliott                Chicago, Il                       D  6
Mar 13 Oscar "Battling" Nelson    Oshkosh, Wi                       L  8

1903
Jan 16 Charles Berry              Hurley, Wi                       LK  3
Jan 26 Paddy Norton               Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6
Feb  7 Kid Lee                    St. Paul, Mn                     LK  5
Feb  9 "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson  Milwaukee, Wi                     D  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
Feb 12 Charles Berry              Hurley, Wi                       LK 10

* Percente was advised to retire by his doctor who thought he
  had developed a weak heart; He aspired to work for the local
  Fire Department; He ended up as a seller of newspapers

* There were two other boxers who called themselves "Joe Percente" 
  and boxed in the midwest from 1903-1920

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

Undated
       "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson                                   LK  4

1899
       Tony Turtle                Chicago, Il                      KO  3
          -Was this man "Tony Turturtell" ?
       Snowball                   Chicago, Il                      KO  2
       Jimmy Fitzgerald           Chicago, Il                      KO  4

1900
       Charles Higgins            Sheboygan, Wi                     D 10
       Jimmy Fitzgerald           Chicago, Il                       D  4

1901
       Charles Apfel              Sheboygan, Wi                     W  4

1902
Apr 24 "Scaldy" Bill Quinn        St. Louis, Mo                    LT  5

1905
Jun  1 Ray Bronson                                                  L 10

1908
Jun 15 Sailor Rowe                Baltimore, Md                    KO  5

1911
Jun  5 Tommy Dillon               Muncie, In                       ND  6

1916
Jan  7 Neal Allison               Waterloo, Ia                     LK  7

1921
Dec 30 Kid McKeever               Logansport, In                   ND 10

*** Photo Plus Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

*** Assistance Was Provided By Seth Callis ***

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