"Packey" Hommey
(Joseph Benanti)
BORN July 7 1892; Marino, Italy (Fought out of New York, New York; Some sources report July 24 1892)
HEIGHT 5-3
WEIGHT 122-138 lbs
RECORD 20-17-1 (15 KO, 103 ND)
Hommey was an active fighter during his career that lasted from 1908-1921; He was a scrappy battler who was not quite in the upper echelon of boxers but was not easily discouraged and provided a tussle for all the top men he faced
During his career, Hommey defeated such men as Phil Delmont, Young Stoney, Billy Meyers, Johnny "Young" Mayo and Joe Dorr [Daw]
1908
Feb  8 Valentine "K.O." Brown      New York, NY                   LK  1
       Kid Curtis                                                  W  4
       Kid Curtis                                                  W  4
       Young Perry                                                KO  4
       Young Adams                                                KO  5
       Johnny Allen                                               KO  4
       Charley Hoffman                                            KO  4
       Kid Carter                                                 KO  4
       Maxie London                                               KO  1
       Kid Curtis                                                 ND  4
       Kid Curtis                                                 ND  4
       Kid Curtis                                                 ND  4
       Valentine "K.O." Brown                                     ND  4
       Kid Curtis                                                 ND  4
       Kid Curtis                                                 ND  4
       "Young" Kid Black                                          ND  4
       Young Wobby                                                ND  4
Sep  9 Eddie Sherman                                              ND  4
       Willie Faust                                               ND  4
Oct 10 Eddie Sherman                                              ND  4

1909
       Maxie London                New York, NY                   ND  4
Apr 29 Mike Hamil                  Amsterdam, NY                  ND  6
          -Some sources report "Mickey Hamil";
           Some sources report "ND 10"
May  4 Willie Faust                New York, NY                   ND  6
Aug 14 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      New York, NY                   ND 10
Aug 17 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      Far Rockaway, NY               LK 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Sep  7 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      New York, NY                   LT 10
          -Perhaps, this is the 8/17/09 bout
       Young Alberts                                              KO  1
       Mike Hamil                                                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "Mickey Hamil"
       Battling Mantell                                           ND  4
       Young Fitzsimmons                                          ND 10

1910
Feb  1 Harry Winters               New York, NY                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Mar 16 Young Stoney                Mount Vernon, NY               KO  3
May 12 Young Wagner                New York, NY                   ND 10
Jun 13 Charley Goldman             New York, NY                   ND 10
Jun 28 "Jersey" Frankie Burns      New York, NY                   ND 10
Jul 12 Phil McGovern               New York, NY                   ND 10
Jul 25 Young Wagner                New York, NY                   ND 10
Aug 25 Young Wagner                New York, NY                   ND 10
Oct 18 Joe "Young" Shugrue         New York, NY                   ND 10
Nov 10 Joe Wagner                  New York, NY                   ND 10

1911
Jan 16 Joe Wagner                  New York, NY                   ND 10
Feb 16 Johnny Dundee               New York, NY                   ND  6
Apr 28 "Chicago" Tommy Murphy      New York, NY                   ND 10
May  3 Tiger Young                 Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Jul 12 Phil McGovern               New York, NY                   ND 10
Aug 11 Phil McGovern               New York, NY                   ND 10
Aug 18 Phil McGovern               New York, NY                   ND 10
Sep  6 Frankie "Young" Britt       New York, NY                   ND 10
Oct 22 Jem Kendrick                New York, NY                   ND 10
Nov 27 Joe "Kid" Coster            Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Dec 28 "Young" Abe Brown           New York, NY                   ND 10

1912
Mar 14 "Chicago" Tommy Murphy      Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
May 11 Tommy Houck                 New York, NY                   ND 10
May 21 Johnny Dundee               New York, NY                   ND 10
Jun  4 Tommy Houck                 New York, NY                   ND 10
Jun 18 Tommy Houck                 New York, NY                   ND 10
Jul  3 Ty Cobb                     Albany, NY                     ND 10
Jul 10 Johnny "Young" Mayo         New York, NY                   TK  6
Aug 12 Young Reilly                New York, NY                   ND 10
Sep  2 "Newark" Patsy Kline        New York, NY                   ND 10
Sep  3 Jimmy Coffey                New York, NY                   ND 10
Dec 14 "Young" Kid Williams        Bronx, NY                      ND  6
Dec 23 Eddie Smith                 New York, NY                   ND 10

1913
Jan  1 Johnny Martin               New York, NY                   ND 10
Jan 18 Willie Howard               Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Jan 25 Pat Bradley                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb  1 Grover Hayes                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb  3 Kid Black                   Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Mar  6 Willie Beecher              New York, NY                   ND 10
Mar  8 Joe Dorr                    New York, NY                   TK  6
          -Some sources report "Joe Daw";
           Some sources report "TK 4"
Mar 22 Tommy Houck                 New York, NY                   ND 10
Mar 25 Kid Herman                  Far Rockaway, NY               ND 10
Apr 22 Kid Herman                  New York, NY                   ND 10
Jun 24 Willie Beecher              Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Sep  6 Johnny Lore                 Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Sep 13 Johnny Martin               Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Oct  3 Harry Condon                New York, NY                   ND 10
Dec 16 Jack Sheppard               New York, NY                   ND 10

1914
Feb 14 Pat Bradley                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 17 Walter Butler               Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10
Mar 16 Johnny "Kid" Fallon         New York, NY                   TK  4
Apr  3 Valentine "K.O." Brown      New York, NY                   ND 10
Jul 11 Johnny Harvey               Bronx, NY                      ND 10
Jul 28 "Newark" Patsy Kline        Rockaway, NY                   LT  3
Oct 25 Willie Houck                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
          -Some sources report 10/26/14
Dec  7 Young Fulton                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Dec 14 Willie Beecher              New York, NY                   ND 10
Dec 25 Biff Seidle                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1915
Jan  8 Willie Russell              New York, NY                   KO  2
Jan 11 George "K.O." Chaney        Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb  2 George "K.O." Chaney        Baltimore, Md                   L 10
          -Some sources report 2/03/15
Mar  2 Johnny "Young" Mayo         Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 12 Tommy Houck                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 22 Tommy Houck                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 27 Joe Goldberg                New York, NY                   ND 10
Apr  6 Young Cohen                 New York, NY                   ND 10
Apr 29 Leach Cross                 New York, NY                   ND 10
May  3 Kid Whitten                 Baltimore, Md                   W 10
May 27 Jack Brock                  New York, NY                   KO  2
Aug 30 Ad Wolgast                  New York, NY                   ND 10
Sep 22 Phil Bloom                  Montreal, Que, Can             ND 10
Nov  9 Ad Wolgast                  Toledo, Oh                     ND 10
Nov 17 Sammy Taylor                Detroit, Mi                    ND 10
          -Some sources report 11/07/15
Nov 22 Johnny Kilbane              Toledo, Oh                     ND 10
Dec 23 Leach Cross                 New York, NY                   ND 10

1916
Jan 31 Johnny Kilbane              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jan 19 George "K.O." Chaney        Baltimore, Md                   L 12
Jan 25 Otto Wallace                Minneapolis, Mn                 L 10
Mar  2 Johnny "Young" Mayo         Baltimore, Md                   D 10
Mar 23 Cal Delaney                 Cleveland, Oh                  ND 10
May  8 Harry Condon                New Haven, Ct                   L 20
Jun  2 Pete Hartley                New Haven, Ct                   L 12
Jun  9 George "K.O." Chaney        Baltimore, Md                  ND 12
Jul  4 Johnny O'Leary              Rochester, NY                  ND 10
Aug  3 George "K.O." Chaney        New York, NY                   ND 10
Sep 13 Joe Mooney                  New York, NY                   ND 10
Nov 16 "Irish" Patsy Cline         New York, NY                   ND 10
Nov 17 Johnny Towers               New York, NY                   KO  1
Dec 29 Stanley Yoakum              New York, NY                   ND 10

1917
Jan 24 Harry Condon                Providence, RI                  L 15
Feb 12 Shamus O'Brien              New York, NY                   ND 10
Mar 22 Benny Leonard               Bronx, NY                      LK  9
Apr 28 Pete Hartley                New York, NY                   ND 10
Jun 28 "Irish" Patsy Cline         Averne, NY                     ND 10
Sep  8 Joe Kelly                   New York, NY                   ND 10   
Oct  6 Harry Condon                Brooklyn, NY                   ND 10

1918
Jan 30 George "K.O." Chaney        Baltimore, Md                  LK  9
Apr 10 Billy Defoe                 Providence, RI                  L 12
May 21 Billy Meyers                Boston, Ma                      W 10
Dec 16 Tommy Touhey                Paterson, NJ                   ND  8

1919
Apr 10 Billy Defoe                 Providence, RI                  L 12
Apr 25 Benny Valger                Syracuse, NY                   ND  9
May 26 Frank Clarke                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jun 13 Lew Tendler                 Newark, NJ                     ND  8
Jun 19 Johnny Mealey               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jul  4 Joe Tiplitz                 Trenton, NJ                    ND  8
          -Some sources report 7/08/19

1920
Dec 25 Bobby North                 New York, NY                    W 15

1921
Feb 12 Shamus O'Brien              New York, NY                    L 12
Feb 15 Willie Curry                Brooklyn, NY                    D 12
Feb 28 Jimmy Kane                  New York, NY                    L 10
May  7 Phil Delmont                New York, NY                   KO 15
Nov 16 Rocky Kansas                Syracuse, NY                   LT  2


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

1911
       Young Gibbo                                                KO  3
          -Some sources report "Pontypridd, Wales"

1912
       "Chicago" Tommy Murphy                                     ND 10

1915
Mar 23 Tommy O'Keefe               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1919
May 12 Joe Tiplitz                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct  6 Joe Tiplitz                 Trenton, NJ                    ND  8

*** Most Data Was Provided By Paul Zabala And Luckett Davis ***

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