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Tony Musto

W L D
37 30 3
13 KOs 9 KOs
last 6


bouts 70
rounds 540
KOs 19%
 
global ID 12130
aliasBlue Island Tank
born 1915-12-03
death date1994-09-30 / age 78
debut1937-07-20 / age 21
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach
73″   /   185cm
residence
Blue Island, Illinois, USA
birth place
Blue Island, Illinois, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1946-11-27
192Dolph Quijano18025 1 0
Wichita, Kansas, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
"Frank Gilleece suspended Musto for his poor performance. Musto made little effort to defend himself." (The Ring, February 47, page 49. Musto was knocked down three times during the bout.
1946-10-01
193Johnny Colan17451 11 1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USA
LTKO3/8
 L 
TKO
3/8
  
referee: Johnny Felix
Referee Felix stopped the bout.
1946-08-16
190Arturo Godoy203½73 16 9
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:40   referee: Jack Michaels
Musto was knocked down for nine counts in the 1st and 2nd round.
1946-07-09
190Ragon Kinney18410 0 0
El Paso, Texas, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Musto was knocked down once in the first round.
1946-05-20
202Bill Petersen20034 17 5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LTKO2/8
 L 
TKO
2/8
  
referee: Norm McGarrity
1946-04-25
Jim Andersondebut
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1946-04-11
Moose Kennedy1988 8 0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1946-01-31
202½Jack Conway182¾3 6 0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1945-06-01
203Charley Jackson2227 1 2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1945-05-02
205¾Buddy Waterman1742 9 0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
Waterman was knocked down six times during the bout.
1943-07-12
185Tami Mauriello19645 5 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
Mauriello had a "clear edge" when the bout was stopped by the doctor because of Musto sustaining a dislocated jaw. (New York Times)
1943-06-14
201Wallace Cross215½17 14 2
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1943-04-16
200Nate Bolden172½44 16 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Musto suffered two knockdowns in losing.
1943-04-02
197Tommy Gomez18543 3 1
Municipal Auditorium, Tampa, Florida, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:49   referee: Tony Cancela
1943-03-08
199Buddy Walker18944 10 4
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1943-02-01
200Buddy Walker192½42 9 4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
1943-01-12
197¼Herbie Katz173¾54 16 2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Katz was knocked down in the fourth round.
1942-12-07
199Al Blake19123 8 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1942-11-09
196¼Lou Brooks18421 5 2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1942-10-19
198¾Lou Brooks18120 5 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Ed Brockman   judges: Ed ThomasLee Halfpenny
Musto was down for a nine count in the third. The bout kept the crowd on it's feet much of the time.
1942-09-17
200Lee Savold19374 24 1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Sam Hennessey
Musto down in final round
1942-08-21
199Lee Savold190½74 23 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie La Fond   judges: Bob EllerDr. O.U. Singer
1942-07-14
206¾Tami Mauriello182¾38 3 1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-12-09
205¼Herbie Katz176¾48 13 1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Musto was down for a nine count in the 2nd. It was thought that he suffered a fractured jaw.
1941-11-25
206½Buddy Knox192½96 18 5
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Barney Felix   judges: Pat CollinsSidney Scharlin
1941-09-24
202Lem Franklin19925 5 1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LTKO2/10
 L 
TKO
2/10
  
1941-09-10
206Jimmy Bivins18023 2 0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Musto was knocked down in the second round.
1941-06-10
197Nash Garrison20055 25 5
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Carter 54-56
Musto was knocked down in the 5th round.
1941-05-19
200½Turkey Thompson187½26 3 0
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
1941-04-08
199½Joe Louis203¼47 1 0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LTKO9/15
 L 
TKO
9/15
  
time: 1:36   referee: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Musto was knocked down in the 3rd round, his only trip to the canvas. Louis was well ahead on points when the fight was stopped because of a severe cut suffered by Tony.
1941-02-19
204Buddy Knox18691 12 4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Sedley   judges: Herb WilliamsDibby Williams
1940-12-02
190Arturo Godoy20053 11 7
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Musto was knocked down in the third round.
1940-11-20
Pietro Georgi57 43 9
Miami Field, Miami, Florida, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1940-10-21
188¼Red Burman190½72 16 1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
"A savage 10-round scrap" with both fighters "cut and bleeding at the final bell." (Associated Press)
1940-10-07
190Buddy Walker188½27 0 1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Walker "came back from a 3rd round knockdown to maul out a decisive 10-round victory." (Associated Press)
1940-08-05
198Eddie Blunt21430 9 3
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
Deep gash over the left eye
1940-07-01
203Curtis Sheppard1808 4 0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Al Grayber   judges: Chick RodgersGeorge Lupinacci
1940-04-16
197Buddy Knox187¾83 10 2
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-03-11
198Hardrock Harden197¾58 14 6
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Harden was knocked down in the sixth round.
1940-02-19
201Johnny Risko197¼68 45 6
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1939-10-05
206Buddy Scott175½41 4 2
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-09-15
202Andy Miller18918 7 3
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-09-01
207Eddie Simms19836 35 5
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Gilmore 47-53 49-51 51-49
Bob Soderman wrote that "Simms-Musto was a dandy fight."
1939-06-08
203Gunnar Barlund19727 7 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
This was a slow fight. Barlund depended mainly on a left jab and Musto had trouble getting to close quarters, which he needed to do to offset Barlund's superior height and reach.
1939-04-13
202¾Lem Franklin196½10 3 0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
According to Bob Soderman, the report of this fight in the Chicago Tribune was rather skimpy. Presumably Musto wore Franklin down with in-fighting; at least he did so for the first six rounds.
1939-03-02
200¼Henry Wacker1989 0 0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Musto was down in round one and Wacker in the fifth. It was an exciting fight with the advantage seesawing back and forth. Musto won the decision unanimously.
1939-02-10
203Clarence Brown1893 2 4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1939-01-25
202½Freddie Fiducia190¼40 11 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1938-12-16
213Tom Kenneally19514 1 0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Kenneally outboxed Musto, but Tom was beginning to fade in the last two rounds and Tony would have benefited from the fight being a 10-rounder instead of eight.
1938-11-30
203Sandy McDonald19923 17 3
Park Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
A right to the chin put McDonald down for the count in 1:55 of round six. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-11-02
199Max Marek18019 10 1
Park Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Marek retired after this fight. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-10-13
210Jorge Brescia20013 5 0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Bennie Bickers
1938-10-04
204Hank Bath17813 5 0
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1938-08-12
196Art Oliver2024 8 0
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-07-13
195Leonard Bostick10 5 1
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1938-06-30
191Pat McDuff18415 5 1
Open-Air Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
A search of the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding) indicates that this was the only meeting between Musto and McDuff, although two Houston fights between the two are shown in Musto's published record (The Ring Record Book, 1947 and earlier editions).
1938-04-14
195½Maxie Roesch196½14 5 1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-03-25
187Salvatore Ruggirello20330 56 0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-03-04
187Jay D Turner2086 6 3
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
The 1938-10-7 Corpus Christi Times reported that Musto had won 2 of 4 bouts over Turner
1938-02-25
187Tyrus Smith2035 3 0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mike Parrish
1938-02-04
188Pio Pico1947 5 1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-01-07
180½Maxie Roesch19613 4 1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bennie Bickers
1937-12-28
Bobby Michaelsdebut
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
From the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding).
1937-12-21
Carl Sikesdebut
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
From the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding).
1937-12-17
195Jack Thompson17916 7 1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-12-14
Ray Blancharddebut
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
From the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding).
1937-10-22
211¾Harold Ullmer1856 6 4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was a close fight.
1937-09-17
204Emil Campagna18412 2 1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the Detroit News (Laurence Fielding).
1937-09-10
Carl Vinciquerra15 0 3
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-07-20
Jack Fargo6 0 2
Western Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Scheduled according to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman), but needs verification. It was mentioned in the Tribune of July 27 that Fargo was undefeated and had only a draw with Carl Vinciquerra. (However, a draw with Harold Ullmer also occurred.)
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No Contest
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