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Benny Leonard

W L D
89 6 1
70 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 100
rounds 573
KOs 32%
 
global ID 9001
birth nameBenjamin Leiner
aliasThe Ghetto Wizard
born 1896-04-07
death date1947-04-18 / age 51
debut1911-10-14 / age 15
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach
69″   /   175cm
residence
New York, New York, USA
birth place
New York, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
219 1008 96 16 7

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1932-10-07
150½Jimmy McLarnin147½49 8 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:55   referee: Arthur Donovan
Leonard was down in the second round. "McLarnin, no respecter of persons or fistic kingdoms, hammered and battered Leonard pitilessly, while the veteran offered a weak resistance through five of the six rounds. When convinced that it was a futile undertaking by Leonard, Referee Donovan wisely stopped the struggle." James P. Dawson New York Times
1932-09-12
151¾Mike Sarko143½28 42 8
Starlight Park, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-09-08
151Jimmy Abbott15340 32 8
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1932-09-02
151½Phil Rafferty146½12 10 7
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Leonard "easily" beat Rafferty. This is Leonard's 22nd victory since he started his comeback a year earlier. New York Times
1932-08-19
152Mike Sarko14328 41 8
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-08-11
151Paulie Walker14927 13 7
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1932-07-28
151Billy Townsend14453 14 13
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-07-22
153Eddie Shapiro147¼17 26 17
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
"Leonard completely outboxed Shapiro, pounding him at will." (United Press)
1932-06-20
149Joe Trippe15045 41 13
Bonacker's Stadium, Rensselaer, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Leonard's victory was booed as Trippe had gone down from little more than a slap and was seen shielding his eyes from the ring lights with his forearm while being counted out.
1932-06-16
149½Billy Angelo154½47 7 4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-06-08
150¾Andy Saviola146¼15 21 4
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-05-23
150Jimmy Abbott15240 31 8
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Danny Sullivan
Referee Sullivan stopped the bout when Abbott "was rocking on the ropes under a barrage of lefts and rights." New York Times
1932-05-16
149½Marty Goldman14535 7 3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1932-05-02
152½Willie Garafola14739 26 7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Jed Gahan
Garafola down three times for counts of seven, six and eight.
1932-04-19
151Mike Sarko14528 36 7
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-04-11
151Buster Brown145½56 18 10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-02-29
151¾Billy McMahon14939 14 8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-11-23
147Buster Brown14056 14 10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1931-11-06
147½Johnny Casper1519 20 0
Burlington, Vermont, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-10-27
151Vittorio Livan15514 4 1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin
1931-10-06
152Pal Silvers15761 22 7
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Leonard's first bout after a seven-year retirement. He "is a pudgy, slow-footed old man of 35, making a desperate effort to recoup the fortune lost in stock speculation. The 15,000 spectators who paid $25,000 to witness Leonard's debut at Queensboro stadium were disappointed. They came to see their former old idol disprove the 'they never come back' axiom by a masterly exhibition of boxing skill. Benny scored his 'knockout' in the manner made famous - or infamous, if you will - by Primo Carnera. The spectators, who sat in stunned silence as the once unhittable Leonard had his face peppered red by an opponent who wouldn't have been considered worthy of carrying the gloves of the Leonard of a decade ago, greeted Silvers' 'dive' with boos and cat calls, and for the first time in his career, Leonard was hooted as he left the ring." (UP)
1924-08-11
140Pal Moran133¾41 23 10
Olympic Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard "cracked" his thumb forcing cancellation of a scheduled Aug 11 bout with Mickey Walker.
On January 15, 1925, Leonard announced his retirement from boxing, thus vacating the World Lightweight Title. Leonard won 9 of ten rounds according to newspaper men (New York Times). (This bout is often incorrectly recorded as occurring August 1.)
1923-09-07
138¼Johnny Mendelsohn13810 2 0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
"From beginning to end, Leonard outclassed his opponent, who, game to the end, was able to land on the champion but rarely and never hard." (Nevada State Journal) Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-07-24
134Lew Tendler133¾32 3 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Andy Griffin   judges: Charles F. MathisonBilly 'Kid' McPartland
World Lightweight Title
1923-07-09
139Alex Hart1347 1 0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Record, and the Inquirer, all of which had Leonard winning.
1923-05-29
Pinky Mitchell10 2 3
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
referee: Davy Miller
Leonard refused to weigh in, so neither Lightweight nor Jr. Welterweight Titles were at stake. This program was attended by many men and women of social prominence as a benefit for local charities. They got plenty of controversy when Benny appeared to score a knockout by striking Mitchell while Pinky was on the floor. "A full-scale riot broke out, perpetuated in part by Richie Mitchell, Pinky's brother."
1922-08-05
Ever Hammer32 14 12
Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1922-07-27
134Lew Tendler134¾30 3 0
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
referee: Harry Ertle
World Lightweight Title
Weights at 2 pm
Referee Harry Ertle in post-fight interview, given to a reporter of New York Morning World, voiced his opinion that "It was Leonard all the way". Newspaper decision for Leonard from Jersey Journal, Damon Runyon (New York American), Igoe (New York Morning World), Heywood Broun (New York Morning World), W. O. McGeehan (New York Herald), Jack Lawrence (New York Tribune), W. J. Macbeth (New York Tribune), Harry Newman (New York Daily News), New York Times, W. H. Hicks (New York Evening Journal), Sam Taub (New York Morning Telegraph), Fred Keats (New York Evening Sun), Frank O’Connell (New York Evening Telegram), Dan Lyons (New York Globe), Alfred W. M’Cann (New York Globe), New York Evening Mail, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, P.T. Knox (Cleveland Plain Dealer), James W. Gantz (Philadelphia North American), Philadelphia Record, Perry Lewis (Philadelphia Inquirer), Cullen Cain (Philadelphia Public Ledger), Louis H. Jaffe (Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger), Pittsburgh Gazette-Times, C. Edward Sparrow (Baltimore Sun), Ringsider (Trenton Evening Times), AP, Davis J. Walsh (INS), Westbrook Pegler (United News), Henry L. Farrell (UP) Newspaper decision for Tendler from James J. Corbett (Universal Service), Philadelphia Bulletin Newspaper draw from Vincent Treanor (New York Evening World), George B. Underwood (New York Evening Telegram), James K. McGuinness (New York Evening Telegram), Grantland Rice (New York Tribune), Sam P. Hall (Chicago Herald-Examiner), F. J. Collins (Springfield Daily Republican) "Benny Leonard won by a shade" The Ring Magazine.
1922-07-04
Rocky Kansas46 5 5
Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:32   referee: Davy Miller
Neither fighter weighed in (Buffalo Evening News). Referee stops the fight with Kansas staggering around the ring.
1922-06-26
139¼Jack Britton146¼64 12 16
Velodrome, Bronx, New York, USA
LDQ13/15
 L 
DQ
13/15
  
referee: Patsy Haley
World Welterweight Title
Leonard hit Britton while the latter was on the canvas after being knocked down. Attendance: 20,000.
This fight is one of the most controversial in the history of the ring, as shown by a reading of about fifteen accounts by New York sportswriters (supplied by Jack Kincaid). The writers were unanimous in having Britton well ahead after twelve fast rounds. He had crowded Leonard, cleverly outboxed him, and even marked him up. Leonard did have a good round eleven, staggering Britton twice, but Jack had a big 12th. In the 13th, Leonard landed a left to Britton's body which caused him to gasp, folding his hands over his mid-section, and go down to his knees. Jack seemed to claim a foul (although he said afterward that he didn't), but Referee Patsy Haley disallowed the claim. Britton came up to one knee and Leonard rushed in and struck him a light blow, causing the referee to disqualify Benny. Leonard claimed that this final blow was not a foul, but none of the reporters agreed. The reporters, who included Damon Runyon, Sid Mercer, Hype Igoe, W.R. McGeehan, and George Underwood, drew various conclusions about the ending. Some thought that the conclusion was staged, others did not. The spectators seemed inclined to believe that something had been put over on them, but perhaps the best approach is to take the result at face value.
1922-05-19
137Soldier Bartfield15145 12 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Although part of a charity program for the National Sports Alliance, decisions were rendered by the NYSAC. World Champion Jack Dempsey and Senator Walker (author of the current boxing law) were introduced. New York Times
1922-03-20
137½Johnny Clinton13927 9 4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe. Newspaper decisions were unusual in Massachusetts, but this was one.
1922-02-25
139Pal Moran134½34 16 9
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Remy Dorr
Newspaper decision for Leonard from William McG. Keefe (New Orleans Times-Picayune), W.R. Hamilton (New Orleans Item), Colonel Cluke (New Orleans States), AP (rounds 1, 7 for Moran, 8th even), New York Times (Leonard won handily).
Leonard injured his right hand in either the 1st (Picayune) or the 6th (Item) round.
1922-02-10
134½Rocky Kansas13544 4 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
World Lightweight Title
Kansas was knocked down in the 11th round.
1921-12-20
137Tim Droney1407 4 0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from three Philadelphia newspaper, the Public Ledger, the Record, and the Inquirer, all inf favor of Leonard.
1921-11-22
138¾Sailor Friedman14011 2 2
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
The Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Record, and Philadelphia Inquirer all gave Leonard the decision.
1921-06-06
136Rocky Kansas13438 4 4
Federal League Baseball Park, Harrison, New Jersey, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
referee: Danny Sullivan
World Lightweight Title at stake if Kansas won inside the distance.
"The champion easily outpointed his rival. Leonard won nine of the rounds, one was even, two, the fifth and tenth, went to Kansas." (Sheboygan Press)
1921-02-24
Joe Welling23 5 5
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Welling was "soft picking for Leonard." (Appleton Post Crescent)
1921-02-21
Eddie Moy20 15 7
Miami Club, Dayton, Ohio, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1921-01-14
134Richie Mitchell13412 1 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/15
 W  
TKO
6/15
  
World Lightweight Title
Mitchell was floored three times, Leonard once, in the first round.
Benefit for the American Committee for Devastated France.
Attendance: 13,000
1920-11-26
134Joe Welling13523 4 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO14/15
 W  
TKO
14/15
  
referee: Johnny Haukop
World Lightweight Title
1920-11-17
136½Harlem Eddie Kelly141½8 18 8
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W DQ5/12
 W  
DQ
5/12
  
time: 1:13   referee: Jack Skelly
This bout was regarded by Leonard as a "trial battle" for his title contest with Joe Welling November 26. Skelly stopped the fight after Leonard had severely punished Kelly, but declared afterward that he had disqualified Kelly, questioning his "gameness." Boxing Commission Walter G. Hooke did not share Skelly's opinion. New York Times
1920-11-12
137KO Willie Loughlin143½29 14 5
Camden Sportsmen's Club, Camden, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times) The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) has Leonard the winner.
1920-10-18
Johnny Tillman20 7 11
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1920-10-08
137Johnny Sheppard136½8 4 0
6th Regiment Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1920-10-04
Frankie Britt72 17 20
Wethersfield Baseball Grounds, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
This bout was stopped, as Britt was clearly outclassed.
1920-09-25
135Pal Moran13029 12 7
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Daily Review)(Atlanta Constitution) According to the Chicago Tribune, Benny won decisively. It was the largest crowd to ever see a ring show in East Chicago, 6,842 fans on hand. The gate receipts were $27,135.
1920-09-10
137½KO Willie Loughlin143½28 12 5
Armory, Camden, New Jersey, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1920-07-05
137¼Charley White13472 9 4
Floyd Fitzsimmons Arena, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
This fight was billed for the lightweight title but Leonard was overweight. White knocked Leonard out of the ring in round five. White was down 5 times in the ninth.
1920-02-09
136¾Johnny Dundee131½44 4 11
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Trenton Evening Times.
1919-12-22
Jake Abel31 14 15
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Leonard from AP (Leonard "gave an exhibition of speed and cleverness that outdid what Abel had to offer").
1919-12-19
Red Herring13 1 2
Southern A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
time: 1:00   referee: Billy Haack
1919-12-10
137Mel Coogan13440 3 9
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
"Coogan was floored three times in the second round." (Sandusky Star Journal)
1919-11-27
Soldier Bartfield36 6 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision according to both the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Philadelphia Record, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1919-11-17
Lockport Jimmy Duffy34 4 3
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
W TKO2/15
 W  
TKO
2/15
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Promoted as for World Lightweight Title at 140 pounds ringside.
Duffy was knocked down three times in each round, the last time the referee stopping the fight.
Tulsa Daily World called it a “hoax” and reported the spectators were utterly disgusted by Duffy’s performance, him being scared or not even trying to put up a fight for unknown reasons.
1919-11-10
136½Soldier Bartfield14636 6 1
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review) The Philadelphia Record also reported Leonard as the winner. The Pittsburgh Post said that Leonard won easily.
1919-10-15
Phil Bloom10 9 4
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard "had an easy time." (Coshocton Tribune) The Chicago Tribune had the same result.
1919-10-01
Charley Metrie4 4 2
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Leonard won every round. "Officials" stopped the fight in round seven after Metrie had been floored and the count reached two.
1919-09-17
135½Johnny Dundee130½41 4 11
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Jersey Journal.
1919-09-08
Johnny Clinton13 3 3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision provided by the Syracuse Herald.
1919-09-04
Soldier Bartfield36 6 1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Source: The Syracuse Herald; "Leonard was given the verdict on points in four out of six rounds. Bartfield took one round, the sixth, and one was even."(Mansfield News) The Philadelphia Public Ledger gave Leonard the newspaper verdict, as also did the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Inquirer..
1919-08-11
Patsy Cline17 1 4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from three Philadelphia newspapers (Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala), Inquirer (Jack Kincaid), and the Record was unanimously in favor of Leonard.
1919-07-23
Joe Malone0 2 0
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
This event was billed as an exhibition and was held at the beach.
1919-06-16
Johnny Dundee38 4 11
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record favored Dundee as winner of the newspaper decision, but the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Inquirer gave it to Leonard.
1919-06-09
Charley Pitts11 7 9
Theatre francais, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision. (Sandusky Register)
1919-05-21
Young George Erne3 7 1
Grand Theater, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
referee: Danny Sullivan
World Lightweight Title
1919-04-28
137Willie Ritchie139½30 8 15
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W TKO8/8
 W  
TKO
8/8
  
referee: Slim Brennan
Ritchie was down in the 2nd round.
At 3 p.m. Leonard weighed in at 136 pounds, and Ritchie at 138 1/2 pounds, and at ringside each was a pound heavier.
Referee James Brennan stopped the bout with 40 seconds left to go in the contest to save Ritchie from "further punishment." Ritchie "couldn't come back." But he "sustained his defeat in glorious fashion.... Ritchie was defending himself in dazed fashion against the wildly plunging and swinging champion. The latter lost his head completely, and at one time swung so wildly that he almost swung himself to the canvas... Ritchie apparently is through. There can be little doubt of that, for he was badly beaten last night, but fans who saw the bout never will cease to bestow praise on the fighting heart of such a man." (From Tacoma Daily News, of the national wire report.)
1919-03-26
Harvey Thorpe17 6 7
Joplin, Missouri, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Leonard from C.E. McB. (Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times; Thorp had the better of rounds 4 and 7, the rest were Leonard's) and Marion Daily Star ("Leonard made Thorpe look like a novice").
No official weight was announced, but both looked to be weighing about 140 pounds, according to Kansas City Star.
1919-02-21
Willie Ritchie30 8 15
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LNWS4/4
 L 
NWS
4/4
  
referee: Jim Griffin
Newspaper decision was a draw, or a slight win for Ritchie San Francisco Chronicle Wire reports said Ritchie the clear winner. Calgary Daily Herald
1919-02-07
Wildcat Leonard8 3 11
Hoffman A.C., Sacramento, California, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
1919-02-05
Spider Roach7 1 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Leonard won the Newspaper Decision according to the San Francisco Chronicle
1919-01-31
Joe Benjamin11 10 16
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
referee: Jim Griffin
Newspaper decision from San Francisco Chronicle
1919-01-20
136¼Johnny Dundee13038 4 11
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
referee: Patsy Kline
Jersey Journal and Trenton Evening Times.
1919-01-13
Harlem Eddie Kelly6 6 6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision from three Philadelphia newspapers: Public Ledger, Record, Inquirer.
1919-01-01
Paul Doyle10 1 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Leonard got the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Record. and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1918-09-23
135¼Ted Kid Lewis141151 18 11
Weidenmeyer's Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
referee: Patsy Cline
World Welterweight Title
Lewis won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post & Calgary Herald (wire))
Papers as Bridgeport Telegram and Middletown Times Press reported a close win for Leonard
New York Times and New York Tribune called it a draw.
1918-09-16
Harry Pierce16 2 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
"The champion hit Pierce when and where he pleased, but did not knock him out." (Bridgeport Telegram) Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1918-07-22
136Willie Gradwell132½3 3 0
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
From the Jersey Journal (Herb Goldman).
1918-07-16
Willie Jackson12 3 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
World Lightweight Champion Benny Leonard received an ovation, lasting several minutes, when he was introduced for this bout. He then won the "newspaper decision." This was one of the bouts on a charity card for the United States War Department's Training Camp Activities Fund, to buy athletic equipment for American soldiers; over $20,000 was raised. (Packey McFarland boxed three rounds in exhibition with Danny Fields.) Earlier, on July 10, The New York Times had reported: "The boxers will give their services free, but this does not mean that they will appear in 'exhibitions.' The understanding, when the matches were made, was that the principals were to try their hardest in the ring, and the boxers have assented."
1918-07-04
Jack Brazzo1 4 0
Wildwood Beach Baseball Park, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA
W TKO8/8
 W  
TKO
8/8
  
time: 2:20   referee: Pop O'Brien
Reported as Leonard's first bout of his professional career with eight-ounce gloves (Philadelphia Inquirer).
1918-06-25
138Jack Britton14152 10 10
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Leonard from Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Bulletin, Philadelphia Evening Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer. The full count was four morning and three afternoon papers for Leonard and one each from morning and afternoon for Britton. According to the Bulletin, it was a sizzling battle and Leonard won by "a small margin." Britton said that he was confused by a whistle that was blown ten seconds before the end of each round, and stopped fighting when he heard it, paying the penalty of being hit hard by Leonard in one round.
1918-06-06
Barney Adair6 4 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Buffalo Boxing Record
1918-05-25
Mike Golindo16 7 10
City Stadium, San Diego, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: George Blake
1918-05-20
Louis Rees21 20 20
Shrine Temple, Los Angeles, California, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision according to the Los Angeles Times.
1918-05-10
Johnny McCarthy27 11 19
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision according to the San Francisco Chronicle
1918-04-13
Jack Brazzo1 3 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Reported in Philadelphia newspapers, Leonard stopping Brazzo in round four.
1918-04-08
Young Joe Borrell4 2 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer, both in favor of Leonard.
1917-12-19
Freddie Kelly4 3 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record. This program was a benefit for the armed services.
1917-12-17
Chick Brown8 3 4
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1917-12-12
134¼Patsy Cline134½14 1 3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Leonard. Leonard's lightweight title was at risk.
1917-12-05
134Gene Delmont1309 14 6
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1917-11-28
Frank Kirke20 4 5
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:20
As Frank Sailor Kirke of Denver (Oregonian).
1917-10-24
Toughy Ramser20 2 2
Cleveland A.C., Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
"Ramser had no chance with the champion, but he was game. Benny floored his opponent three times within 60 seconds in the seventh before Ramser took the count." (Lima Daily News)
1917-10-23
134Young George Erne1353 2 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Leonard "was an easy victor." (Warren Evening Mirror)
1917-10-22
134Eddie Wagond1367 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Leonard from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Record.
1917-10-19
133Jack Britton13946 10 10
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Leonard was better. (New York Times) Jack Kincaid lists the published opinion of 9 reporters, all favoring Leonard. They included Hype Igoe, Rube Goldberg, George Underwood, Dan Lyons, and W.S. Farnsworth.
1917-10-05
133½Vic Moran136½5 7 4
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
1917-09-27
133Eddie Dorsey1388 2 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Dick Nugent
1917-09-21
133Leo Johnson129¾49 3 5
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:59   referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
World Lightweight Title
1917-09-14
Phil Bloom7 3 0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Leonard floored Bloom for a nine-count in the first round and knocked him out with a right to the jaw in round two (from the Pittsburgh Post). Bloom actually suffered a broken ankle when he went down, but was out cold when he hit the canvas.
1917-09-12
Jimmy Paul3 0 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Popular verdict - an easy win for Leonard (New York Times) This event may have been billed as an exhibition.
1917-09-03
Young Rector8 5 1
Island Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Rector down twice in 5th and corner tosses the sponge
1917-07-25
133Johnny Kilbane12644 3 7
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
Result reported in Philadelphia newspapers (Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia Public Ledger. According to Boxing, August 22, 1917, page 212, Kilbane took a bad licking and his corner threw in the towel when he was floored at the end of the third round.
1917-06-18
Johnny Nelson4 1 0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
1917-06-04
Joe Welsh4 1 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Leonard. According to the Illustrated Boxing Record, June 9, 1917, "Leonard won every one of the six rounds by a big margin" and gave Welsh "a terrific beating."
1917-05-28
133Freddie Welsh136¾70 3 6
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
World Lightweight Title
Welsh down 3 times in 9th
1917-05-10
133½Eddie Shannon136¾20 12 17
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1917-05-07
133Charley Thomas13010 6 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-04-19
133¾Richie Mitchell133½5 0 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: George Duffy
1917-03-22
Packy Hommey18 7 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1917-03-12
Johnny Tillman16 1 5
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Leonard from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and from the Philadelphia Record.
1917-02-28
Jimmy Reagan21 17 12
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1917-02-01
134¾Frankie Callahan13321 3 3
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
According to Jack Kincaid, two Brooklyn newspapers (Standard Union, Daily Times favored Callahan. Newspaper decision for Leonard from Brooklyn Citizen (searched by Jack Kincaid), Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Bob Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Evening Telegram, NY Tribune, NY Times, NY Herald, NY Call, Alexander Walters (NY Age), H.C. Hamilton (UP) ("by lambasting Frankie Callahan in a 10-round bout"), INS ("scored a decisive victory").
1917-01-30
133½Phil Bloom135¼6 3 0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Bloom down in second. Source (Fort Wayne Journal; Lima Daily News) Also, newspaper decision from the New York City newspapers favored Leonard.
1917-01-22
134Eddie Wallace13612 2 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.. Leonard "outclassed Eddie Wallace in nearly every one of six rounds." (Washington Post)
1916-11-28
134Chick Simler1333 1 0
Empire A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Leonard From NY Herald, NY Times and other New York City newspapers (Luckett Davis).
1916-11-21
133½Harvey Thorpe13410 4 5
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO12/12
 W  
KO
12/12
  
"Two minutes and fifty seconds of the final round had elapsed when Referee Sharpe finished his count. After five rounds Thorpe was bleeding from mouth, nose and left eye continually. The ring resembled a slaughter house with Leonard wielding the pig sticking knife. No boxer ever displayed more gameness than the Kansas City boxer did in going twelve rounds."(Indianapolis Star)
1916-11-15
136Johnny Dundee132½23 2 6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Leonard was "held even" in a "fierce battle." (Trenton Evening Times) Wire reports (Ed. Bull.) had Leonard ahead. "Dundee defeats Leonard has big margin of points..." (New York Times). Both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record said that Dundee was the winner. The Philadelphia Inquirer called it a draw.
1916-11-10
134Stanley Yoakum134½38 14 24
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-10-18
Ever Hammer18 4 4
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W TKO12/15
 W  
TKO
12/15
  
referee: Edward W. Smith
Hammer's manager "stopped the bout to prevent his man from being punished farther after Hammer had been knocked down for the count of three. The fight was to have gone fifteen rounds. The knockdown in the twelfth round was the only one scored during the bout. Of the eleven full (rounds) fought by the two men, Leonard had eight, Hammer led in two, while one was even." (Daily Review). After the bout Billy Gibson, Leonard's manager, said that "Hammer hurt Leonard more in that one bout than 100 other opponents had done" Evening Review (Philadelphia). Leonard would later concur that Hammer "gave me the worst licking of my career."
1916-10-09
Johnny Nelson4 1 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Leonard.
1916-09-25
136Johnny Tillman138½16 1 5
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of Leonard. Leonard "outfought Johnny Tillman of St.Paul in a warmly contested six-round boxing match." (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
1916-09-14
Frankie Conifrey4 0 0
Empire A.C., Harlem, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Referee Barnett
1916-09-09
Eddie McAndrewsdebut
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-08-18
129½Joe Azevedo13529 16 10
Convention Hall, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Eary Fay
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1916-07-28
132½Freddie Welsh134¼65 3 6
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
In the sixth round, Welsh landed the best punch of the fight, a right on Leonard's jaw that nearly put him down. NY Times, NY Journal, NY Herald, World, Tribune, and American each had Welsh winning clearly; NY Sun & AP had Leonard.
Philadelphia Ledger (Billy Rocap) also had Welsh. Trenton Times had Welsh way in front. "...WELSH TOO CLEVER FOR HARLEM BOXER; Champion Lightweight Beats Leonard Decisively in Bout at Washington Park..."New York Times. The majority opinion was that Welsh had clearly won.
1916-06-23
Vic Moran5 5 3
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-06-12
136Johnny Dundee12721 2 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: William Brown
Newspaper decision for Leonard from George G. Underwood (NY Press), NY Herald.
Newspaper decision for Dundee from NY Times, Igoe (NY World).
A draw from W.O. M'Geehan (NY Tribune), W.B. Masterson (NY Telegraph), W.S. Farnsworth (NY American).
The consensus of New York City newspapers is a draw (searched by Jack Kincaid).
1916-05-01
Charley Thomas9 3 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of Leonard (Paul Zabala).
1916-04-20
136Phil Bloom134½6 2 0
Manhattan Opera House, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision (Washington Post), and New York City newspapers agree (Jack Kincaid). This program was staged by the Stadium A.C.
1916-03-31
136½Freddie Welsh13263 3 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule.
Newspaper decision for Leonard from NY Evening Telegram, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, W.O. M'Geehan (NY Tribune).
1916-03-17
134Shamus O'Brien134½3 1 0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Brooklyn Daily Eagle 18 March 1916
1916-03-13
Sam Robideau12 2 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Leonard "defeated" Sam Robideau, "almost having his man out for the count." (Washington Post) Also, the Philadelphia Public Ledger gave the newspaper decision to Leonard.
1916-03-08
131½Johnny Dundee12920 2 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Dundee down in 8th. Five newspapers favored Leonard and five preferred Dundee,so it was a draw.
1916-02-28
132½Rocky Kansas13223 2 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard "won all the way." (Manitoba Morning Free Press) The Buffalo Boxing Record also has Leonard as the winner.
1916-02-21
Jimmy Murphy1 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-02-11
Shamus O'Brien3 1 0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Lewis
Newspaper decision provided by the Syracuse Herald. Leonard won easily.
1916-02-08
Phil Bloom6 1 0
Hippodrome, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
referee: Phil Powers
1916-01-01
Joe Welsh4 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1915-12-17
133Joe Mandot134½42 10 7
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
NY Times. It was brilliant scientific boxing and hard punching for the first six rounds. Some sources report Mandot having a slight shade over Leonard up to the knockout. Mandot announced that he was through with boxing, after this loss. He later changed his mind and came back.
1915-11-19
129½Joe Azevedo13522 13 10
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1915-11-13
Banty Sharpe1 0 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-11-08
Gene Moriarty9 4 1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1915-10-19
Johnny Drummie1 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard made a chopping block of Drummie, but did not have sufficient force in his blows to knock him out. New York Times
1915-10-01
Al Thomas1 2 0
American A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from a report of the fight in the New York Tribune.
1915-08-13
Johnny Drummie1 1 0
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This is not a duplication of the fight of October 19.
1915-06-19
132½Al Schumacher137½5 4 3
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1915-05-18
131¼Frankie Callahan134½17 1 2
135th Street A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times, and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-04-29
130Johnny Kilbane12840 3 7
Federal A.C., Atlantic Gardens, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times had it a draw. A comprehensive report in the New York Tribune gave the bout to Kilbane-"There was scarcely a round of the ten in which Kilbane did not force the fighting, and he landed the greater number of clean punches throughout the battle." Jack Kincaid found that the World favored Leonard and the Journal called it a draw, but the Press (George Underwood), Mail (Rube Goldberg), American, Sun, and Tribune all called Kilbane the winner.
1915-03-24
Joe Goldberg11 2 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1915-03-20
Westside Jimmy Duffy2 4 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman).
1915-03-02
133Johnny Dundee13017 0 6
135th Street A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
"Johnny Dundee outfought Benny Leonard in a fast 10-round bout." (Trenton Evening Times) (New York Times) Jack Kincaid found that seven New York City newspapers favored Dundee as winner, and only one gave it to Leonard.
1915-02-18
Patsy Cline2 0 3
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times.
1915-02-15
Tommy Langdon16 4 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) was a win for Leonard.
1915-01-16
Johnny Drummie1 0 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Telegram (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-01-11
Jack Sheppard1 1 0
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USA
W DQ5/10
 W  
DQ
5/10
  
1914-12-12
Frankie Conifrey2 0 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper win for Leonard (New York Journal, Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-11-26
133½Phil Bloom135¼4 1 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard was the winner according to New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Bloom took a nine-count in round two.
1914-11-07
Harry Condon7 3 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), and the New York Journal (Herb Goldman).
1914-10-31
Young Driscoll2 2 0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-10-03
Phil Bloom4 1 0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
New York City newspapers split as to winner of this fight; evidently best considered a draw. (Jack Kincaid, New York City newspapers)
1914-09-16
Joe Thomas16 4 6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper Decision went to Leonard. (Philadelphia Record), (New York Times). Thomas was knocked down in the 2nd round. This program was staged by the Stadium A.C.
1914-09-07
Philadelphia Pal Moore18 7 4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-08-25
132Eddie Wallace124¾11 0 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-08-22
Bobby Reynolds4 2 3
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Reynolds from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman). The Brooklyn Daily Standard gave it to Leonard.
1914-08-14
Tommy Houck14 6 1
Alexandria A.C., Elmsford, New York, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1914-07-18
Billy Kramer0 3 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Telegram (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-06-20
Teddy Hubbs1 4 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman).
1914-05-30
Willie Schaefer2 1 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York Telegram (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-04-03
131Young Abe Brown1379 3 0
Empire A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Jack Kincaid found that the Telegraph called it a draw, but the Journal, Herald, American, Globe, Mail, Telegraph (Bat Masterson), Press, Sun, and Tribune all favored Brown. (It should be noted that seldom did all New York City newspapers cover a given fight.)
1914-03-03
126Patsy Kline125¾25 7 3
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard won the "newspaper decision." (New York Times) Leonard's opponent was definitely Patsy Kline of Newark, and not Patsy Cline.
1914-01-24
Joe Stacey2 0 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-01-20
Phil Bloom3 1 0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times reported that this bout had Leonard as an "easy winner...when he disposed of Phil Bloom...by a margin which earned the popular decision." According to Jack Kincaid, the following newspapers favored Bloom: Telegraph, Sun, Journal, World, American, Herald, Press, Mail, Globe, Tribune. Obviously the Times was in the minority.
1914-01-06
Kid Black1 2 0
Brown's Gym, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1914-01-03
Charley Barry1 1 0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-12-30
Special Delivery Hirsch1 2 0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Leonard ND-W 10 (New York Times) and in other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-12-20
Danny Ridge2 4 0
Brown's Gym, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times
1913-12-08
Harry Tracey2 5 1
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1913-11-15
Jack Sheppard1 0 0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Telegram (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-10-23
127½Willie Jones1289 5 5
Postman A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-10-04
Young Fitzsimmonsdebut
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1913-09-27
Tommy Houck12 4 1
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and other New York City newspapers.
1913-09-02
Harry Ah Chung1 5 1
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1913-08-16
129Frankie Fleming123½23 4 4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Fleming from NY Journal (searched by Herb Goldman), NY Evening Telegram, NY Sun, and other New York City newspapers (searched by Jack Kincaid).
1913-08-02
Walter Hennessey0 1 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
Hennessey down 3 times in third round.
1913-07-12
Walter Brooks0 1 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-06-20
Johnny Carroll6 6 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1913-05-29
Dave Cronin1 1 0
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-05-22
Eddie Powers1 2 0
Elks Hall, Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Newark Evening News.
1913-05-03
Eddie Powers1 2 0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Journal (Herb Goldman), and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-01-14
Johnny Lustig3 1 0
Brown's Gym, New York, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York Times, and from other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1912-12-12
Jimmy McVeigh0 0 1
Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Newark Evening News.
1912-11-02
Special Delivery Hirsch1 2 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1912-09-28
130Kid Herman1364 1 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), and from the New York Telegram (Herb Goldman). Herman floored Leonard for a nine-count in the second round.
1912-09-13
Kid Ghetto1 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
The date is uncertain.
1912-08-30
Hank McGowan0 1 0
Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Illustrated Boxing Record.
1912-07-31
Kid Ghetto1 4 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Ghetto from John H. Haas (NY Call).
1912-07-19
Young Pricedebut
New York, New York, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
Date of this fight is uncertain.
1912-06-28
Kid Goldman1 1 0
New York, New York, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
The date of this fight is uncertain.
1912-05-03
129Frankie Fleming123½13 3 4
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
LKO4/6