close 
Please wait...

Frank Battaglia

W L D
82 18 6
59 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 106
rounds 621
KOs 54%
 
global ID 39940
born 1910-09-13
death date1971-12-17 / age 61
debut1928-11-26 / age 18
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
residence
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
birth place
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
109 30 1 2 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1937-12-10
162George Black160¾32 12 2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-11-17
163¾Solly Krieger163¾60 14 5
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-10-04
162Mickey Misko16839 14 5
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1937-06-07
Pret Ferrar16 11 4
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1937-05-11
159¾Freddie Steele156117 2 11
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
LKO3/15
 L 
KO
3/15
  
time: 0:34   referee: Tommy Clark
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
NYSAC World middleweight title
1937-01-29
159Gorilla Jones153¼86 20 10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jim Keefe 48-52
Even though referee Jim Keefe scored the bout for Gorilla Jones, he decided to make the bout a draw due to Jones' less-than-stellar effort.
1937-01-18
Lou Fosterdebut
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1936-11-09
164Frankie Misko15941 16 6
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-09-21
161Solly Krieger161½50 9 5
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Freddie Mastrean   judges: Primo ColumbusAlvin (Jap) Williams
1936-08-24
162Harry Schuman157½23 8 5
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1936-06-22
163Bud Creed16720 9 4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1936-05-25
Frank Kapinowski8 9 1
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
1936-05-08
Ralph Chong45 23 3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1936-03-16
163Jack Gibbons16643 2 0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-01-24
161Al Quaill15920 3 0
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
referee: Red Robinson
1935-12-09
163Babe Risko16357 11 10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1935-11-11
158Paul Pirrone16175 23 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Pirrone had dislocated his hip sparring; his hip gave way in this bout
1935-10-21
161Johnny Phagan15624 12 6
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-10-16
160Karl Lautenschlager1547 7 3
Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1935-10-07
Kid Leonard33 13 1
Davenport, Iowa, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1935-07-23
160½Jack Gibbons16130 0 0
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-07-08
159¼Lou Halper15025 16 9
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1935-05-22
157Babe Risko16153 10 10
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-05-10
162Chuck Heffner162½20 7 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:39
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1935-04-12
158½Al Diamond16532 24 6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was a disputed decision.
1935-03-18
160Mickey Bottone16214 7 8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-03-04
160Al Diamond16031 22 6
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-02-19
158Solly Dukelsky30 10 10
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1934-12-28
161Kid Leonard16031 9 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-11-27
160Karl Ogren16424 10 6
Arcadia Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
Ogren was down three times and his corner threw in the towel in the sixth. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-11-09
156½George Black157½13 1 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
The fight was stopped when Black, already having been down twice, suffered a two-inch gash over his left eye.
1934-11-02
158¾Young Stuhley158¾42 14 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-10-23
161½Bud Saltis16415 26 2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1934-08-06
156½Solly Dukelsky159½29 9 9
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
This fight was slated for the Outdoor Arena, but had to be moved indoors because of rain. The crowd was too large to all get inside, so the promoter had to refund $750 of tickets. (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman).
1934-07-16
157½Johnny Phagan15618 6 6
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Battaglia won eight of the ten rounds according to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-05-21
162Tait Littman165½30 9 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1934-04-02
164Larry Udell169¾26 5 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Battaglia gave Udell a "terrific lacing." (Bismarck Tribune)
1934-03-16
160Jackie Purvis15536 45 8
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1934-03-02
160¼Paul Pirrone158½51 19 3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1934-02-16
162Kid Leonard16228 5 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
This was a hard-hitting battle all the way.
1934-02-05
Johnny O'Hara10 2 1
Shubert Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1934-01-26
163¾Sammy Slaughter162½44 12 4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO9/0
 W  
KO
9/0
  
1934-01-17
161Walter Cobb1610 1 0
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1934-01-01
160½Sammy Slaughter164½44 11 4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W DQ2/10
 W  
DQ
2/10
  
Slaughter suspended by WI comission for fouling Battalia; Slaughter's purse of $300 held up
1933-12-06
Billy Edwards22 6 1
Southside Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Edwards was reportedly from Kentucky.
1933-11-24
163Earl Wise17310 4 1
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1933-11-10
160Jimmy Evans15256 21 16
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1933-10-24
161Al Schaaf1586 5 2
Forman's Arena, San Jose, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: One-Round Hogan
1933-09-18
162½Tiger Roy Williams16638 16 5
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
"Scoring two knockdowns, Tiger Roy Williams of Chicago defeated Frank Battaglia of Winnipeg in ten rounds here last night. Battaglia took a seven count on one knee in the fourth round, protesting against a low blow. A count of nine was tolled in the ninth, with the Winnipeg fighter partially upright." Winona Republican-Herald (A.P. wire).
1933-05-22
Battling Tracey21 25 7
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-01-13
159¼Ben Jeby158¾44 8 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
referee: Jack Britton
NYSAC World middleweight title
The climax to the NYSAC's eliminations to produce a successor to Mickey Walker. Referee Britton stopped the "uneven" bout. New York Times
1932-12-09
160Chick Devlin159½40 4 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-11-11
Young Terry46 13 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1932-10-13
Chick Devlin40 3 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
"Battaglia battered Devlin ... but received only a draw for his efforts". The New York Times reporter adjuged he won 8 of the 10 rounds although he was down for a count of nine in the 8th.
1932-09-13
Tiger Roy Williams16632 10 5
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
Battaglia celebrated his 22nd birthday.
1932-07-04
160George Brazelton16838 26 19
Dempsey's Bowl, Reno, Nevada, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1932-04-19
160My Sullivan159¼31 9 3
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:30
1932-03-18
157½Ben Jeby16038 7 3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:20
1932-03-07
159¼Sammy Slaughter160¼15 3 2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
Battaglia was knocked down in rounds 1 and 5
1932-02-18
160½Jack Moran161½2 6 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-02-08
Vincent Forgione51 42 6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
1931-12-15
156¾Norman Brown15411 20 2
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1931-12-07
Bud Saltis8 11 1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). There were three fights on this program for which the results are not available: Billy Gladstone v. Paddy Walthier, 6; Nick Taft v. Joe Miller, 6; Sonny Richman v. Bobby Vernon, 4.
1931-11-26
KO White14 20 10
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1931-11-19
159½Young Johnny Burns16558 18 14
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 1:16
1931-11-12
157½Raul Rojas157¾18 9 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1931-10-16
Charley Long40 37 9
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1931-10-08
159Giuseppe Reguzzoni15832 8 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1931-09-28
Giuseppe Reguzzoni32 7 0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1931-09-18
Billy Light25 8 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1931-09-03
Angel Clivilles159¼26 3 2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:35
A first round eliminator of the NBA Middleweight Tournament. See also the August 25 Milwaukee card. According to the Milwaukee Journal, Battaglia was down twice and didn't land a punch.
1931-08-10
158Johnny Morse170debut
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 0:27
1931-08-03
159Pete LaCrosse160¾2 3 3
Denemark Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1931-06-26
Young Johnny Burns57 15 13
Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
1931-06-10
Joe Sharkey19 10 1
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1931-06-04
158Ray Tramblie15622 3 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1931-04-22
159¾Wallie Dunham161¼debut
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1931-04-09
Haakon Hansen18 10 6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-02-27
153½Norman Brown1597 17 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
LDQ4/10
 L 
DQ
4/10
  
Battaglia was disqualified for punching low.
1931-02-02
158¾Angelo Puglisi15317 6 0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
1931-01-23
Ray Tramblie18 2 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1930-12-05
159Eddie Dempsey157½33 40 8
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1930-10-24
157Billy Light149½25 6 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal which reported that Light outboxed Battaglia.
1930-09-19
152My Sullivan14825 6 2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Battaglia won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1930-08-19
152½My Sullivan154½25 6 1
Olympic Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Mike Gibbons
1930-08-06
Laurie Peppin17 5 4
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-07-22
155Jock Malone15793 23 9
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1930-06-12
151¼Patsy Pollock149½23 9 3
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1930-05-16
152Laurie Peppin15117 4 4
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Canada middleweight title
1930-05-01
155¾Joe Young1564 6 0
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1930-04-28
Giuseppe Reguzzoni24 1 0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1930-04-07
156Doug Lewis15619 7 1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Marsh
1930-03-07
Giuseppe Reguzzoni21 0 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From Battaglia's record printed in IBRO Journal #32.
1930-02-28
152½KO Stahon151¼debut
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:05
1930-02-05
Young Bulmer2 1 0
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-01-10
154Matt Roche154debut
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1929-12-13
Pete Baert0 1 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Harry Tuthill 30-21
1929-12-02
151Sonny Pope1513 1 0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LDQ1/8
 L 
DQ
1/8
  
1929-11-18
152Babe Marshall153debut
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1929-10-16
151½Vince Jelinek152¼debut
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1929-09-23
146½Davey Atler1395 4 2
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1929-08-12
Davey Atler5 3 2
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-07-16
145½Red Carr153¾4 5 2
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-07-01
Al Browndebut
Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1929-06-04
Red Carr4 4 2
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1929-05-01
147Eric Mangelin149debut
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
time: 1:48
Mangelin's Pro Debut; he is said to be the former amateur welterweight champion of Sweden
Mangeline cut and down twice in fourth
1929-02-01
Jack Decosimo4 1 0
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1928-12-21
Frankie Jackson1 1 0
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1928-11-26
147Frankie Jackson140½0 1 0
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Pro bebut for Battaglia
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
 event
 tape
 bout
 Encyclopaedia
verified
unverified
unsanctioned