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Benny Bass
(the "Little Fish")

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

Bass was 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

Regarding 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
 
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