Young Corbett III
(Raffaele Capabianca Giordano )

BORN   May 27 1905; Protenza, Italy
DIED July 15 1993; near Fresno, California (Some sources report July 20 1993)
HEIGHT 5-7 1/2
WEIGHT 137-163 lbs
MANAGERS Ralph Manfredo, Larry White
RECORD 124-12-20 (33 KO, 1 EX)

Corbett was a talented boxer who won more than 120 contests, many against world class competition, during his ring tenure; He was not a power hitter but was willing and capable; He won the Welterweight Championship of the World and a "version" of the Middleweight Championship of the World during his career

The left-handed Corbett defeated such men as Billy Conn, Gus Lesnevich, Mickey Walker, Fred Apostoli, Ceferino Garcia, Jackie Fields, "Young" Jack Thompson, Billy Alger, "Sergeant" Sammy Baker, Jack Zivic, Eddie "K.O." Roberts, Jack Silver, Joe Chaney, Meyer Grace, Joe Glick, Eddie Mahoney, Ernie Goozeman, Glen Lee and Jack Sparr

1919
Sep 28 "Young" Terry McGovern     Fresno, Ca                        W  4
Oct  3 Kid Jeffries               Fresno, Ca                        D  4

1920
Jan 13 Jack O'Keefe               San Mateo, Ca                    LK  3
Feb  5 Eddie Morris               Marysville, Ca                   LK  3
Jun 18 Terry Hogan                Fresno, Ca                        D  4
Jul  1 Terry Hogan                Fresno, Ca                        W  4
Jul  2 Kid Chris                  Fresno, Ca                        W  4
          -Some sources report 7/03/20
Jul 23 Kid Chris                  Fresno, Ca                       KO  2
Aug 17 Eddie Mahoney              Fresno, Ca                        W  4
          -Some sources report 8/18/20
Nov 23 Frankie Neal               Stockton, Ca                      W  4
          -Some sources report "Young Battling Nelson" in "Fresno, Ca"

1921
Jan 10 Young Peters               Porterville, Ca                   W  4
Sep 27 "Young" Terry McGovern     Fresno, Ca                        L  4
Dec 15 Kid Hardy                  Tulare, Ca                        D  4

1922
Oct 24 Red Santos                 Tulare, Ca                        D  4

1923
Jan  9 Billy Jordan               Fresno, Ca                       TK  2
Jan 23 Billy Cole                 Fresno, Ca                       KO  2
Feb  6 Jimmy Brady                Fresno, Ca                        W  4
Feb  9 Lee Weber                  Hanford, Ca                       W  4
Feb 16 Pat Ryan                   Tulare, Ca                       KO  1
Apr 19 Clarence Sanchez           Hanford, Ca                       W  4
Apr 26 Joe Simas                  Tulare, Ca                        W  4
May 10 Kid Hudson                 Hanford, Ca                      KO  2
May 22 Lee Weber                  Tulare, Ca                        W  4
Jun 28 Eddie Mahoney              Visalia, Ca                       W  4
Jul 26 Ad Remy                    Visalia, Ca                       W  4
Aug 31 Kid Paeloff                Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  2
Sep 14 Kid Ritchie                Bakersfield, Ca                   D  4
Sep 18 Young Pardella             Fresno, Ca                        W  4
Oct 16 Frankie Vierra             Fresno, Ca                        W  4
Oct 31 Georgie Lee                Fresno, Ca                        W  4
Nov  9 Tommy O'Leary              Sacramento, Ca                    W  4
Nov 20 Eddie Hadden               Fresno, Ca                        W  4
Dec 29 Trench King                Fresno, Ca                        L  4

1924
Feb 17 Joe Bell                   Merced, Ca                        W  4
Mar  4 Benny Berris               Fresno, Ca                        W  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Mar  6 J. Roberts                 Pasadena, Ca                      D  4
Mar 17 Joe Chaney                 Tulare, Ca                        D  4
Apr  8 Benny Berris               Fresno, Ca                        D  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Apr 21 Battling Trigo             Bakersfield, Ca                   W  4
Apr 24 Sam Robideau               San Pedro, Ca                     D  4
Apr 25 Eddie Doody                San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
Apr 28 Kid Swan                   Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  2
May  2 Jack Sparr                 Hollywood, Ca                     W  4
May  8 "Sailor" Ad Cadena         San Pedro, Ca                     L  4
          -Some sources report 5/09/24
May 27 K.O. Kelly                 Vernon, Ca                        L  4
Sep 24 Pete Francis               Hanford, Ca                       W  4
          -Some sources report 9/25/24
Nov 11 Joe Chaney                 Exeter, Ca                        W  4
Nov 18 Julius Jessick             Fresno, Ca                        D  4
Dec 16 "Indian" Mike Doyle        Fresno, Ca                        W  4

1925
Feb  6 Julius Jessick             Fresno, Ca                        D  6
Mar 11 Gilbert Gallant            Hanford, Ca                      KO  2
Mar 24 Jack McCarthy              Fresno, Ca                        L 10
Apr 27 Kid Kopecks                Fresno, Ca                       WF  6
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
Jun 19 "Young" Sam Langford       Bakersfield, Ca                   D 10
Jul  7 Joe Powell                 Fresno, Ca                        W  8
Aug  4 Jess Reed                  Reno, Nv                         KO  1
Aug  7 Billy Reyes                Taft, Ca                          W  6
Aug 21 Ernie Goozeman             Taft, Ca                          W  8
Oct 26 Jack Garcia                Taft, Ca                         KO  5
          -Some sources report 10/27/25 in "Bakersfield, Ca" 

1926
Jan 11 "Sailor" Joe Carter        Fresno, Ca                       KO  5
Jan 25 "Battling" John Ward       Taft, Ca                          W 10
          -Some sources report 1/26/26
Feb 19 Dick Hoppe                 Bakersfield, Ca                   W  8
Feb 23 "Young" Freeman Black      Fresno, Ca                       TK  3
Apr 23 Sammy Robideau             San Pedro, Ca                     D 10
May 10 Danny McCoy                Taft, Ca                         KO  4
May 18 "Young" Jack Thompson      Fresno, Ca                        W  6
May 25 Young Burmay               Taft, Ca                         KO  6
Jun 15 Joe Schlocker              Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Jun 24 Jack Sparr                 Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Jun 29 Frankie Thomas             Fresno, Ca                        W  6
Jul  5 Billy Alger                Pismo Beach, Ca                   D 10
Jul 13 Young Papke                Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Jul 26 Leo Claro                  Taft, Ca                         KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
Aug  6 Billy Alger                San Diego, Ca                     W 10
Aug 27 Joe Layman                 San Diego, Ca                     W 10
Sep 10 Sailor Ashmore             Taft, Ca                         KO  5
Sep 24 Charley Feraci             San Diego, Ca                     W 10
Oct  5 Jerry "Young" Carpentero   Fresno, Ca                       TK  5
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
Oct 12 Joe Chaney                 Tulare, Ca                        W  6
Nov  3 Jack Sparr                 Fresno, Ca                       TK  3
Nov 23 Sailor Ashmore             Fresno, Ca                       KO  3
Dec  3 Dick Hoppe                 Hollywood, Ca                     W 10

1927
Jan 18 Phil Salvadore             Fresno, Ca                       TK  4
Mar  1 Larry Murphy               Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Mar 23 Billy Murphy               Oakland, Ca                       D 10
Apr 13 "Young" Harry Wills        Oakland, Ca                      WF 10
May 25 Frankie Tierney            Oakland, Ca                       W 10
Jun  7 Jack Silver                Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Jun 24 "Young" Jack Thompson      San Francisco, Ca                 D 10
Jul 29 Tommy White                San Francisco, Ca                 D 10
Aug  5 Freddie Mack               San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Sep 20 Joe Vargas                 Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Oct 21 Charley Feraci             San Diego, Ca                     W 10
Nov  1 Dave Cook                  Fresno, Ca                       KO  2
Dec 14 Gilbert Attell             San Francisco, Ca                KO  5
Dec 21 "Young" Sam Langford       San Francisco, Ca                 W 10

1928
Feb 13 "Young" Jack Thompson      San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Mar 12 Eddie "K.O." Roberts       San Francisco, Ca                KO  9
Apr 20 Tony Azevedo               Hanford, Ca                       W 10
Jun 18 Jack Zivic                 San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Aug 17 Nick Testo                 San Francisco, Ca                KO  5
Sep 13 "Sergeant" Sammy Baker     New York, NY                      W 12
Sep 26 "Sergeant" Sammy Baker     Brooklyn, NY                      L 12

1929
Jan 11 Pete Meyers                San Francisco, Ca                 D 10
Feb 12 Al Gracio                  San Francisco, Ca                TK  8
          -Some sources report "TK 7"
Mar 15 Fred "Dummy" Mahan         San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Apr 22 Pete Meyers                San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Jun  7 Al Van Ryan                San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Jun 21 Clyde Chastain             San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
          -Some sources report 6/22/29
Aug 30 Bucky Lawless              San Francisco, Ca                KO  1
Dec 13 Tommy Elks                 San Francisco, Ca                 W 10

1930
Jan  1 Babe Anderson              San Jose, Ca                      W 10
Feb 22 Jackie Fields              San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Apr 25 Alf Ros                    San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
May 16 Andy Divodi                San Francisco, Ca                KO  6
Jul  4 "Young" Jack Thompson      San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Sep 30 Sammy Jackson              Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Nov  5 "Farmer" Joe Cooper        Oakland, Ca                      KO  1

1931
Jan 13 Paulie Walker              Los Angeles, Ca                   D 10
Feb 20 Paulie Walker              San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Mar 20 Paul Pirrone               San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
May  1 Tommy Herman               San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Jun 18 Meyer Grace                Hollywood, Ca                     W 10
Aug 14 Gaston LeCadre             San Francisco, Ca                 W 10

1932
Mar  4 David Velasco              San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Apr 12 Ceferino Garcia            Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Apr 21 David Velasco              Sacramento, Ca                    W 10
May 16 Vearl Whitehead            San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Aug 19 Babe Anderson              Stockton, Ca                     TK  9
Oct 25 Ceferino Garcia            Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Dec 19 Joe Glick                  San Francisco, Ca                 W 10

1933
Feb 22 Jackie Fields              San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
May 29 Jimmy McLarnin             Los Angeles, Ca                  LT  1
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Sep     -Corbett worked as the Physical Instructor for the 
            California Highway Patrol

1934
Feb  5 Babe Marino                San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Apr 30 Young Terry                San Francisco, Ca                KO  3
Aug 14 Mickey Walker              San Francisco, Ca                 W 10

1935
Jan 20 Bep Van Klaveren           San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
          -Some sources report 1/28/35
Feb 22 Bep Van Klaveren           San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Jul  4 Lou Brouillard             San Francisco, Ca                 L 10

1936
Jul 10 Frankie Britt              San Francisco, Ca                KO  7
          -Some sources report "Johnny Diaz" in "Oakland, Ca" 
Jul 31 Mike Bazzone               San Francisco, Ca                 W 10 
Sep 18 Joe Bernal                 Fresno, Ca                        W 10

1937
Mar 12 Gus Lesnevich              San Francisco, Ca                KO  5
Apr  2 Dale Sparr                 San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Jul 21 Joe Smallwood              Oakland, Ca                       W 10
Aug 13 Billy Conn                 San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Nov  8 Billy Conn                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
Dec 17 Dick Foster                San Francisco, Ca                 W 10

1938
Feb 22 Fred Apostoli              San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Mar  5 -The California State Athletic Commission recognized
           Corbett as the Middleweight Champion of the World
May 25 Jack Burke                 Salt Lake City, Ut                W 10
Jul 19 Glen Lee                   Fresno, Ca                        W 10
Nov 18 Fred Apostoli              New York, NY                     LT  8
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
           as recognized by New York state

1939
Dec 14 Dick Foster                San Francisco, Ca                TK  7

1940
Mar 13 Dale Sparr                 Oakland, Ca                       W 10
Apr 15 Harry Cahill               San Francisco, Ca                 W 10
Aug 20 Richard "Sheik" Rangel     Fresno, Ca                        W 10

1942
Feb 11 Homer McGrew               Fresno, Ca                       EX  3


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