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Barney Ross

W L D
72 4 3
22 KOs 0 KOs
last 6


bouts 79 rating
rounds 607 ranking
KOs 27%
 
global ID 008996
birth nameBeryl David Rosofsky
born 1909-12-23
death date1967-01-18 / age 57
debut1929-08-31 / age 19
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach
67″   /   170cm
residence
Chicago, Illinois, USA
birth place
New York, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
81 15 2 0 0

Career Record

81 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
142Henry Armstrong
89
11
6
133½
 L 
UD15/15
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
World Welterweight Title
referee: Arthur Donovan 2-12   judge: George LeCron 2-11, Billy Cavanaugh 4-10
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141¾Bobby Venner
15
0
1
148
 W  
TKO7/10
Shrine Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring April 26. Venner was floored five times, and his corner threw in the towel when he went down for the last time. This was said to be Venner's first loss in 26 fights.
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142Henry Schaft
30
9
2
149½
 W  
TKO4/10
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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143Ceferino Garcia
92
23
12
145¾
 W  
UD15/15
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
World Welterweight Title
One of four title bouts on Promoter Mike Jacobs' "Carnival of Champions" fight card: including Sixto Escobar-Harry Jeffra for the Bantamweight Title, Lou Ambers-Pedro Montanez for the Lightweight Title, and Fred Apostoli-Marcel Thil for the IBU Middleweight Title. "In as masterful an exhibition of boxing, as admirable a demonstration of fighting courage and as determined a stand a champion has flashed in recent years, Ross matched his wits against the power of his challenger's punches and won the unanimous decision."
The New York Times.
Ross broke his left hand during this bout. The official scoring on rounds was: Cavanaugh 7-5-3 for Ross; Goldberg 9-4-2 for Ross; LeCron 9-4-2 for Ross.
referee: Billy Cavanaugh 7-5   judge: Marvin Goldberg 9-4, George LeCron 9-4
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143Al Manfredo
60
16
8
149
 W  
NWS10/10
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Newspaper win for Ross (Hammond Times and Chicago Tribune). Manfredo was floored in rounds four and nine but gave a very good account of himself.
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142Jackie Burke
64
12
17
150
 W  
KO5/10
Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Johnny Sehrt
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143Chuck Woods
60
15
9
148
 W  
KO4/10
Perry Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Woods was down twice in the third round and twice in the fourth, the second time for the full count.
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142½Al Manfredo
60
12
8
147
 W  
PTS10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
"Ross gave the younger fighter a boxing lesson, but found Manfredo ever fresh and ready for more." (United Press)
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland 7-3
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143¼Izzy Jannazzo
28
14
11
145¼
 W  
UD15/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
World Welterweight Title
The official score cards all favored Ross by 8-4-3, 9-5-1, and 9-6.
referee: Johnny McAvoy   judge: Charley LynchMarty Monroe
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142½Phil Furr
22
7
6
148¾
 W  
UD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Furr down in the 4th round. From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
referee: Jack Dempsey 7-0   judge: Dr. O.U. Singer 7-0, Frank Schuyler 8-0
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142½Morrie Sherman
53
13
11
147½
 W  
KO2/10
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
referee: Leo Shea
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142½Laddie Tonielli
41
9
5
150¼
 W  
TKO5/10
State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Ross "displayed all the boxing mastery that had made him welterweight champion." (Associated Press)
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142Chuck Woods
50
10
8
143½
 W  
TKO5/10
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
From the Louisville Courier-Journal (Laurence Fielding).
referee: Jack Dempsey
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142½Gordon Wallace
32
10
21
148
 W  
MD10/10
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
referee: Rod Murphy
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142Lou Halper
26
19
9
150
 W  
TKO8/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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141¾Ceferino Garcia
77
20
10
148
 W  
UD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The official scoring was 58-42, 57-43, and 59-41, all in favor of Ross. There were no knockdowns.
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142Ceferino Garcia
74
19
9
148½
 W  
PTS10/10
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
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144½Baby Joe Gans
119
21
10
154¾
 W  
KO2/10
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USA
time: 0:24   referee: Tom Louttit
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141Jimmy McLarnin
53
9
3
144¾
 W  
UD15/15
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
World Welterweight Title
Attendance: 35,000
Many day-after newspapers reported that the jinx of the welterweight champion losing his first title defense had continued, for the 12th consecutive time. The official scoring was 7-5-3, 8-6-1, and 9-4-2, all in favor of Ross.
referee: Jack Dempsey 7-5   judge: Abe Goldberg 8-6, George LeCron 9-4
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136½Henry Woods
60
2
4
137½
 W  
UD12/12
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
World Junior-Welterweight Title
(Ross vacated the title after this fight.)
referee: Tommy McCarty
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136Frankie Klick
81
12
12
137
 W  
UD10/10
Municipal Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
World Junior-Welterweight Title
referee: Leo Shea
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138Bobby Pacho
38
17
8
138¾
 W  
PTS12/12
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
World Junior-Welterweight Title
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140¼Jimmy McLarnin
52
9
3
146¼
 L 
SD15/15
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
World Welterweight Title
referee: Arthur Donovan 5-10   judge: Charley Lynch 8-6, Tommy Shawtell 5-6
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137½Jimmy McLarnin
52
8
3
142
 W  
SD15/15
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
World Welterweight Title
60,000 fans attended.
referee: Eddie Forbes 11-2   judge: Tom O'Rourke 1-9, Harold Barnes 13-1
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138½Bobby Pacho
32
15
7
137½
 W  
PTS10/10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
World Junior-Welterweight Title
referee: George Blake
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137Kid Moro
8
12
4
137
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Ross "gave Kid Moro of the Philippine Islands a boxing lesson to win an easy ten-round decision." (Reno Evening Gazette)
referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
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137½Frankie Klick
80
10
11
138
 D 
PTS10/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
World Junior-Welterweight Title
referee: Toby Irwin
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135½Pete Nebo
45
22
10
139
 W  
PTS12/12
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
World Jr. Welterweight Title
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136¾Billy Petrolle
89
20
10
141½
 W  
UD10/10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
judge: William P. DunnCharles Draycott
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135½Sammy Fuller
45
12
3
139
 W  
MD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
World Junior-Welterweight Title
referee: Joe McNamara 51-49   judge: Livingston Osborne 50-50, W.A. Battyle 53-47
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135Tony Canzoneri
92
13
8
133½
 W  
SD15/15
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Canzoneri lost 6th, 8th & 9th because of low blows. Official scorecards: Kelly, 8-7 for Canzoneri and 9-2-4 and 8-4-3 for Ross.
Ross vacated his lightweight title on April 15, 1935.
referee: Arthur Donovan   judge: George Kelly 7-8
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134¼Johnny Farr
45
43
14
136½
 W  
TKO6/10
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
World Junior-Welterweight Title
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134¾Tony Canzoneri
92
12
8
133½
 W  
MD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
From the Chicago Tribune: "The fight was razor-sharp close and was replete with action..No title fight in Chicago was better fought." Ross certainly landed mnre blows because of his great laft jab and excellent defense, but Canzoneri was stronger and the harder hitter, and forced the fight.
referee: Tommy Gilmore 50-50   judge: Ed Hintz 52-48, W.A. Battyle 53-47
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137Joe Ghnouly
31
6
1
133
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Not May 4, as often reported.
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135Billy Petrolle
86
19
9
137¼
 W  
UD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
According to the Chicago Tribune, Ross won 8 of the 10 rounds.
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135Tommy Grogan
65
29
6
142
 W  
PTS10/10
Washington Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Grogan was knocked down in 2nd, 5th and 7th rounds.
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135Johnny Datto
86
50
34
129
 W  
KO2/10
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
time: 1:25   referee: Al Grayber
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135Johnny Farr
45
39
14
135½
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Farr was floored four times
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134Goldie Hess
41
19
7
135
 W  
PTS10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
According to the Chicago Tribune Ross won every round of this fight.
referee: Dave Barry
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135Battling Battalino
42
17
2
135½
 W  
UD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
referee: Tommy Thomas 58-42   judge: Ed Klein 61-39, Rube Metz 59-41
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135Frankie Petrolle
24
22
8
140
 W  
KO2/10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Petrolle was down in the 1st round.
time: 1:41   referee: Tommy Gilmore
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133Ray Miller
64
26
4
133½
 W  
UD10/10
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Miller was knocked down in the 1st round. From Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). The results of two fights scheduled for this program are not presently available. They are Sammy Levine v. Lou Vine, 5 and Dave Yarras v. Billy Knowles, 4.
referee: Dave Barry
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133½Henry Perlick
8
20
6
140
 W  
TKO3/8
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Perlick was knocked down twice in the 1st round and once in the 2nd. Referee stopped the fight when the bell rang for the 3rd round.
referee: Johnny Behr
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135Dick Sisk
23
2
1
137½
 W  
TKO6/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sisk was knocked down in 1st and 6th rounds.
time: 1:42   referee: Norm McGarrity
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135Frankie Hughes
26
4
1
137
 W  
PTS10/10
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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136½Nick Ellenwood
15
6
2
137
 W  
PTS10/10
Armory, Muncie, Indiana, USA
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134Billy Gladstone
13
2
2
134½
 W  
PTS6/6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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134¾Mickey O'Neill
15
6
7
139½
 W  
PTS6/6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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133Jimmy Lundy
45
18
12
138
 W  
PTS8/8
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Ring February 1932 p51
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Young Terry
6
4
1
 W  
PTS8/8
Moline Field House, Moline, Illinois, USA
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Lou Jallos
10
0
2
 W  
PTS8/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jallos was floored three times.
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Glen Camp
3
3
5
 W  
PTS10/10
Eagles Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From Ross's record, Everlast Boxing Record (1932 edition), page 251, and also from the Milwaukee Journal. The result of the program consisted of these scheduled bouts: Kid Irish v. Young Geno, 6; Clarence Davis v. Patsy Wallace, 4; Rabbit Hedlin v. Joe Brown, 4; and Johnny Lullo v. Johnny Reba. 4. The result of one other bout, Jackie Davis v. Paddy Walthier, is shown on the program.
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Jimmy Alvarado
10
5
5
 W  
PTS8/8
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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134½Babe Ruth
34
27
8
134
 W  
TKO4/10
Armory, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
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Billy Shaw
14
15
4
 W  
PTS8/8
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was an 8-rounder, not ten as previously shown here (Bob Soderman).
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Jackie Dugan
23
14
6
 W  
KO2/8
Moline, Illinois, USA
According to the Everlast Boxing Record and the Andrews record book series, Ross won by knockout in two rounds, not 8 as previously shown.
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133½Lud Abella
27
35
11
133
 W  
TKO2/6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Midget Mike O'Dowd
45
28
9
 W  
PTS8/8
Moline Field House, Moline, Illinois, USA
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132Roger Bernard
37
6
3
132
 L 
PTS8/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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132½Jackie Davis
15
4
3
134
 W  
PTS6/6
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Young Terry
6
3
1
 W  
UD10/10
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Other bouts scheduled for this program, results not available: Pee Wee Gale v. Bob Allen, 6; Jackie Davis v. Lou Petrone, 6; Johnny Gale v. Herbie DeRex, 6 (126 lbs); Solly Schuman v. George Stokes, 6; Charlie Van v. Mike Dalton, 4; Johnny Baima v. Sammy Marco, 4 (160 lbs0.
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130½Henry Falegano
58
35
38
132½
 W  
PTS8/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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132¼Harry Dublinsky
36
9
7
133½
 D 
PTS8/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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131½Petey Mack
21
22
8
131
 W  
KO1/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
time: 2:10
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Sammy Binder
16
1
2
 W  
KO2/6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
referee: Johnny Behr
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Young Terry
5
2
0
 D 
PTS8/8
Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). The results of these fights, scheduled on the program, are not available: Benny Goldblatt v. Don Barnett; Charley Cerminaro v. Joe Rehling; Nick Clementi v. Eddie Wilson.
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Luis Perez
0
5
0
 W  
KO1/6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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130Eddie Koppy
2
2
0
134
 W  
PTS6/6
Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Mickey Genaro
17
20
2
 W  
PTS6/6
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Carlos Garcia
34
15
5
 L 
PTS6/6
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was Ross's first loss in the professional ranks.
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Eddie Bojack
2
0
0
 W  
TKO2/4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
referee: Charlie Bill
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133Jackie Davis
7
0
0
133
 W  
NWS5/5
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Ross won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Herald) The Chicago Tribune also reported that Ross was the winner. Also, see The Ring, May 1930, page 57.
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Jiro Kumagai
7
3
5
 W  
PTS4/4
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USA
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132Johnny Andrews
7
4
1
132
 W  
PTS4/4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Louis New
4
2
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Al DeRose
4
12
1
 W  
PTS6/6
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Joey Barthdebut
 W  
PTS5/5
Guyon's Paradise Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Virgil Tobin
2
0
0
 W  
KO2/4
State Armory, San Francisco, California, USA
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Joe Borola
21
4
2
 W  
PTS6/6
Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ross lost this bout, per the day-after Seattle Daily Times. According to Jack Kincaid the Los Angeles Times reported Ross the winner.
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Joe Borola
21
3
1
 W  
PTS6/6
Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Ramon Lugo
28
14
6
 W  
PTS6/6
Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
Barney Ross's pro debut. Los Angeles Times
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending