Battling Battalino
(Christopher Battaglia)

BORN   February 18 1908; Hartford, Connecticut
DIED July 25 1977; Hartford, Connecticut
HEIGHT 5-6
WEIGHT 124-142 lbs
MANAGERS Hy Malley and Lenny Marello

Battalino was a fighting machine who wasted little time "gettin' with it"; He picked up the moniker "Battling Battalino" because of his rushing style and his rigorous, aggressive inside fighting; During his career, he won the Featherweight Championship of the World

Among those he defeated were Kid Chocolate, Freddie Miller, Charles "Bud" Taylor, "Panama" Al Brown, Fidel LaBarba, Al Singer, Andre Routis, Lew Massey, Bushy Graham, Lew Feldman and Cocoa Kid

*** AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1927
        -Battalino won the National AAU Featherweight Championship


*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1927
Jun  6 Archie Rosenberg           Hartford, Ct                     KO  2
Jun 30 Mickey Rossi               New Haven, Ct                    KO  1
Jul  6 Scotty Horsburgh           New Haven, Ct                    EX  3
Jul 28 Young Wagner               New Haven, Ct                    KO  1
Aug  4 Tony DePalma               New Haven, Ct                     W  6
Aug 25 Frisco Bautista            New Haven, Ct                    KO  4
Sep 15 Joe Curry                  New Haven, Ct                     W  6
Sep 22 Joe Curry                  New Haven, Ct                     D  6
Nov 12 Jimmy Bones                Bridgeport, Ct                    W  6
Dec  2 Philly Griffin             New Britain, Ct                   D  6

1928
Feb 20 Johnny Ciccone             New Haven, Ct                     W  6
Apr  3 Johnny Ciccone             New Haven, Ct                     L  6
Jul 16 Jimmy Scully               Hartford, Ct                     KO  5
Sep 17 Milton Cohen               Hartford, Ct                      W  8
Oct 26 Jules Sombathy             Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Nov 15 Milton Cohen               Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Dec  6 Jimmy Garcia               Hartford, Ct                     KO  1

1929
Jan  4 Ralph Nischo               Hartford, Ct                     KO  1
Feb  7 Joe Curry                  Hartford, Ct                     TK  2
Feb 21 Tony Leto                  Hartford, Ct                     TK  7
Jun  6 Eddie Lord                 Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Jul 26 "Panama" Al Brown          Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Sep 23 Andre Routis               Hartford, Ct                      W 15
          -NBA Featherweight Championship of the World

1930
Jan  9 Phil Verdi                 New Haven, Ct                    TK  3
Jan 20 Lew Massey                 Philadelphia, Pa                  L 10
Feb 25 Ignacio Fernandez          Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Mar 20 Charles "Bud" Taylor       Detroit, Mi                       L 10
Apr 14 Benny Nabors               Waterbury, Ct                    KO  4
Apr 25 Bushy Graham               Hartford, Ct                      W 10
May  5 Lew Massey                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
May 21 Vic Burrone                Braddock, Pa                      W 10
Jun 10 Cecil Payne                Cincinnati, Oh                    L 10
Jul 15 Ignacio Fernandez          Hartford, Ct                     KO  5
          -NBA Featherweight Championship of the World
Jul 24 Cecil Payne                Cincinnati, Oh                    L 10
Aug 18 Charles "Bud" Taylor       Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Sep  5 Roger Bernard              Detroit, Mi                       L 10
Sep 24 Louis "Kid" Kaplan         Hartford, Ct                      L 10
Oct 20 Young Zazzarino            Jersey City, NJ                  LF  3
Dec 12 Kid Chocolate              New York, NY                      W 15
          -Featherweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized by New York state)

1931
Jan 23 Eddie Shea                 Chicago, Il                       L 10
Mar  6 Young Zazzarino            Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Mar 20 Andy Callahan              Boston, Ma                        L 10
Apr 20 Andy Martin                Hartford, Ct                      W 10
May 22 Fidel LaBarba              New York, NY                      W 15
          -Featherweight Championship of the World;
           (as recognized by New York state)
Jun 15 Johnny Datto               Hartford, Ct                     KO  5
Jul  1 Bobby Brady                Jersey City, NJ                   W 10
Jul 23 Freddie Miller             Cincinnati, Oh                    W 10
          -NBA Featherweight Championship of the World
Sep 15 Eddie Shea                 Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Sep 24 Bushy Graham               Cincinnati, Oh                    L 10
Oct 12 Roger Bernard              Philadelphia, Pa                  L 10
Nov  4 Earl Mastro                Chicago, Il                       W 10
          -NBA Featherweight Championship of the World
Nov 19 Bushy Graham               Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Dec 11 Al Singer                  New York, NY                     TK  2

1932
Jan 27 Freddie Miller             Cincinnati, Oh                   NC  3
          -NBA Featherweight Championship of the World
Feb 23 Billy Shaw                 St. Louis, Mo                    TK  2
Mar  2 -Battalino relinquished the NBA Featherweight Championship of the World
Mar 11 Eddie Ran                  New York, NY                      W 10
Mar 24 Billy Petrolle             New York, NY                     LT 12
May 20 Billy Petrolle             Chicago, Il                       L 10
Jun 28 Frankie Petrolle           Long Island City, NY              L 10
Jul 19 Frankie Petrolle           Long Island City, NY              L 10
Jul 28 Willie "Wildcat" Hines     Fort Hamilton, NY                KO  3
Aug 11 Billy Townsend             Brooklyn, NY                      W 10
Sep  5 Eddie Holmes               Providence, RI                    L 10
Oct 21 Barney Ross                Chicago, Il                       L 10

1933
Jul 28 Ben Whitler                Poughkeepsie, NY                 KO  2
Aug  9 Phil Rafferty              New York, NY                      L  8

1934
Apr 12 Antonio Cerdan             Rio de Janeiro, Bra               W 10
Jul 24 Jackie Davis               Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Sep 11 Lew Feldman                New Haven, Ct                     L 10
Oct  1 Lew Feldman                Hartford, Ct                      W 10
Oct 16 Cocoa Kid                  Hartford, Ct                     TK  7
Nov 26 Jimmy Leto                 Hartford, Ct                      L 10

1936
Jan 30 Pete Nebo                  Hartford, Ct                     KO  2
Feb  5 Bricio Garcia              New York, NY                      W 10
          -A New York rule prevented Garcia from fighting under 
           his usual moniker "Midget Mexico"
Feb 25 Joey Greb                  New York, NY                      W  6
Apr  8 Al Roth                    New York, NY                      L 10
Jun 15 Howard Scott               Washington, DC                    L 10
Jul  6 Howard Scott               Hartford, Ct                      L 10

1939
Jul 11 Sal Canata                 Hartford, Ct                     TK  1
Jul 25 Oscar Suggs                Hartford, Ct                      W  6
Aug  8 Felix Garcia               Hartford, Ct                     KO  2
Sep  5 Johnny Castonguay          Hartford, Ct                     KO  4
Sep 12 Frankie Young              Hartford, Ct                      W  6
Sep 26 Frankie Young              Hartford, Ct                      W  8
Oct 30 Jerry Maloni               Holyoke, Ma                       W 10
Nov 16 George Pepe                New Haven, Ct                     D  8
Dec  4 George Martin              Holyoke, Ma                       L 10

1940
Jan 30 Dick Turcotte              Hartford, Ct                      L 10


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