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Small Montana

W L D
82 22 10
11 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 115
rounds 908
KOs 10%
 
global ID 12
birth nameBenjamin Gan
born 1913-02-24
death date1976-08-04 / age 63
debut1931-01-01 / age 17
divisionflyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
residence
La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
birth place
Philippines

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1941-08-17
Mario Chico Morales7 8 1
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Benny Leonard
1941-06-07
Leonardo Lopez14 8 1
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-05-31
Pedro Ramirez6 2 2
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Excelsior, Mexico City (Bob Yalen). However, Yalen has questionmarks next to this entry possibly because the date is uncertain.
1941-05-10
Lorenzo Safora14 1 2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-05-02
110½Luis Castillo112½16 1 2
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1941-04-26
Bobby Leyvas30 17 7
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1941-04-05
Luis Castillo15 1 1
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1941-02-13
118Tommy Forte12037 8 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LMD8/8
 L 
MD
8/8
  
1941-01-30
116Lou Transparenti118½25 17 0
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1940-12-04
Freddie Pope27 0 0
Haft's Acre, Columbus, Ohio, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-12-02
114Lou Salica11850 10 12
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LTKO3/15
 L 
TKO
3/15
  
time: 1:30   referee: Billy Burke
World Bantamweight Title
"Salica dropped his lighter challenger four times in the first round, four times in the second and twice in the third. The end came after second knockdown in the third round after Referee Billy Burke had counted "nine" over the little Filipino." - Globe & Mail
1940-10-21
114½Cyril Joseph119¾26 26 7
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-01-10
Little Pancho89 12 21
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Montana was knocked down in the 5th round.
1939-10-04
Jackie Jurich38 6 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
American Flyweight Title
1939-08-25
Al Robinson0 3 0
Olympic Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
1939-07-21
111Al Robinson1080 2 0
Watsonville, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-03-03
112Jackie Jurich11436 4 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:10   referee: Abe Roth
Bout was stopped due to a cut over Montana's left eye.
1939-01-02
110Manuel Ortiz11414 4 0
Stockton, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-12-19
Little Caesar6 19 3
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USA
NNC1/8
 N 
NC
1/8
  
time: 1:50   referee: One-Round Hogan
The referee said that he was told to watch for "some funny stuff" in this bout and didn't take up the timekeeperr's count. Little Caesar was floored with an apparent left hook.
1938-11-30
109Little Dado11146 3 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
American Flyweight Title
World Flyweight Title (California version)
1938-10-17
109Pete Powell11426 22 7
City Arena, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-10-03
107¾Aurelien Lamothe1122 4 3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO8/8
 W  
TKO
8/8
  
1938-08-17
109½Tommy Forte115¾24 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1938-08-03
111Katsumi Morioka109¼29 26 11
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1938-06-13
108Panchito Villa11622 6 0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
Montana knocked down in round 8.
1938-05-30
110Baby Yack11915 4 0
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-05-09
Frankie Jarr36 13 2
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-12-14
115Jackie Jurich11232 1 2
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-10-26
109½Jackie Jurich11132 1 1
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Downey
USA California State flyweight title
1937-08-27
Little Dado32 3 2
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-04-27
Pat Palmer22 7 2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-03-04
Pat Palmer22 6 2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Moss Deyong
1937-02-08
Tiny Bostock57 13 4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1937-01-19
107¾Benny Lynch111½80 10 16
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
National Boxing Association World flyweight title
This was the first time the Title was unified since Fidel LaBarba relinquished it ten years earlier.
1936-11-20
110Star Frisco113½48 18 12
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-11-10
Mauricio Seria8 1 0
Stockton, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-10-28
Peppy Sanchez43 22 15
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-08-15
Abe Konaaiheli0 1 0
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1936-07-25
Jimmy Uchida2 11 3
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-07-18
Augie Curtis35 11 8
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1936-07-03
Augie Curtis35 10 8
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-06-27
Abe Konaaihelidebut
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-04-17
Jimmy Uchida2 9 3
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Larry McGrath
1936-03-20
111Lou Salica11727 3 4
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
1936-02-12
108Bobby Leyvas11713 2 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Montana was knocked down for a nine-count in the 7th round.
1935-12-16
Tuffy Pierpont21 3 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
NYSAC World flyweight title
1935-11-05
110½Midget Wolgast121½129 18 12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Van
1935-10-21
110Tuffy Pierpont11320 3 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin 3-3
Montana was knocked down once in the 2nd and 4th round.
1935-10-01
108½Bobby Olivas11814 10 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-09-16
109Midget Wolgast111¾127 17 12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns 5-2
NYSAC World flyweight title
1935-08-31
Speedy Dado97 27 15
Stockton, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-08-12
110Bobby Olivas13 9 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Olivas retired in the bout with a bad cut.
1935-08-05
111Antal Kocsis11622 12 5
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1935-07-03
114½Midget Wolgast117123 16 12
Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Fred Bottaro
1935-05-24
110Joe Tei Ken118½40 18 14
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Lykke
1935-05-02
Antal Kocsis22 11 4
Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-03-08
112Joe Tei Ken11740 16 14
Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-11-30
Augie Curtis34 7 8
Civic Auditorium, Watsonville, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Downey
1934-11-12
108Tony Marino11616 5 1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-10-25
110Tony Marino11616 4 1
L-st Arena, Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-05-04
Joe Tei Ken36 11 11
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-01-26
Chato Laredo34 30 8
Civic Auditorium, Watsonville, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: One-Round Hogan
1933-12-15
Chato Laredo34 29 6
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Dolan
1933-06-21
111Young Sport11620 16 3
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-06-09
Billy McLeod11 6 11
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1933-05-31
109Felix Ignacio11311 8 2
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
1933-05-24
111Young Sport11820 15 3
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1933-05-10
Peppy Sanchez25 11 7
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
1933-05-03
Tuffy Pierpont14 2 3
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1933-04-05
Tuffy Pierpont13 2 3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1933-03-02
110Billy McLeod11410 3 9
Stockton, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-12-30
110Joe Tei Ken11324 1 10
Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Sometimes incorrectly reported as occuring the day before and in Ventura, CA. Source here: Oregonian wire
1932-12-15
Al Robinsondebut
Sacramento, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Small Montana's opponent was listed as "Al Roberson."
1932-11-10
107Frisco Dencio107debut
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1932-08-20
Tadato KO Kuratsu2 5 2
Maui, Hawaii, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-08-05
Young Sport19 12 2
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-06-18
Henry Kudo4 2 1
Wailuku Stadium, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-05-21
Frank Barondebut
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-05-14
Joe Doclen0 5 1
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1932-05-06
Tadato KO Kuratsu2 4 2
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-03-01
Young Silva0 2 0
Philippines
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1932-02-01
Kid Kellydebut
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1932-01-09
Dommy Reyes2 1 0
Olympic Stadium, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-12-01
Rush Jollydebut
Philippines
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-11-14
Dommy Reyes1 1 0
Olympic Stadium, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1931-11-01
Kid Bakongdebut
Philippines
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-10-01
Young Domingodebut
Philippines
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-09-10
Young Vicentedebut
Philippines
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-09-01
Young Radioladebut
Philippines
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-08-15
Joe Obsimandebut
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1931-06-06
Little Reynesdebut
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1931-05-01
Kid Agustindebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-04-10
Young Silvadebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-04-01
Kid Iloilodebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1931-03-01
Kid Leonarddebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1931-02-10
Rush Ribodebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1931-02-01
Kid Filipe0 1 0
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1931-01-01
Young Johnsondebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-12-01
Kid Avioladebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-11-10
Fighting Quenubatandebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1930-11-01
Kid Filipedebut
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-10-01
Young Alvarez4 3 3
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-09-01
Fighting Sorsegondebut
Philippines
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-08-01
Little Domaguillas0 1 0
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-07-10
Doc Olaso0 1 0
Philippines
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-07-01
Little Domaguillasdebut
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-06-10
Jack Silverdebut
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-06-01
Little Ligaspe0 2 0
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-05-03
David Denciodebut
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1930-04-19
Camel Joedebut
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1930-03-15
Al Aguirre0 1 0
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1930-02-01
Little Ligaspe0 1 0
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1930-01-20
Al Garciadebut
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date and location unknown at this time.
1930-01-10
Doc Olasodebut
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1930-01-01
Little Ligaspedebut
Philippines
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Precise date & location unknown at present.
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
 event
 tape
 bout
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