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Bruce Flowers

W L D
72 33 10
15 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 115
rounds 930
KOs 13%
 
global ID 47321
born 1905-01-10
death date1970-06-08 / age 65
debut1924-10-09 / age 19
divisionlightweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
residence
New Rochelle, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
117 20 2 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1937-09-11
Eddie Alzek25 10 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO5/8
 L 
TKO
5/8
  
1937-03-12
142Tony Morgano13743 9 5
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1936-11-14
Bobby Britton9 3 2
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1934-02-13
Frankie Stetson57 16 9
Forman's Arena, San Jose, California, USA
LTKO2/6
 L 
TKO
2/6
  
1932-08-23
138Harry Mosco1385 6 2
Passaic, New Jersey, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-02-09
136Sammy Fuller135¾34 8 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO6/6
 L 
TKO
6/6
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1931-01-01
136½Harry Dublinsky134½38 9 8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-11-24
138Ralph Lenny13837 3 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1930-08-19
136½Justo Suarez136½17 0 0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
1930-08-05
136Tommy Grogan13848 19 6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1930-07-08
King Tut50 15 2
Southside Ballpark, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Flowers was floored in round 6
1930-06-25
137Herman Perlick138½9 10 0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-06-16
Harry Wallace38 27 22
Bonacker's Stadium, Rensselaer, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1930-05-08
Cowboy Eddie Anderson68 27 23
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Ted Jamieson
1930-04-11
138King Tut136¼49 14 2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W DQ5/0
 W  
DQ
5/0
  
The first mixed bout in Wisconsin in 25 years
1930-03-31
Herman Perlick8 8 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-03-10
Harry Carlton13 5 2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Watson
1930-01-31
133¾King Tut137¼45 14 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-01-10
137¾King Tut137½45 14 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Dave Barry
The judges and referee failed to agree: Referee Dave (Long Count) Barry cast his ballot for Tut, while one judge voted for Flowers and the other for a draw.
1929-12-20
136½Billy Wallace13578 21 23
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-12-06
Pinky Kaufman18 7 1
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
1929-11-23
139½Frankie LaFay136¾45 9 4
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-11-04
137Pinky Kaufman14018 6 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-10-21
137¾Jack 'Kid' Berg13769 4 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
One of the many bouts featuring Jewish boxers who were fighting on behalf of the "Palestine Relief Fund." Nearly 20,000 contributors paid $101,000 to attend.
1929-10-02
135Andy Callahan13531 1 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-09-18
136½Billy Wallace13577 21 23
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-09-03
134Jake Zeramby13330 1 0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ6/10
 L 
DQ
6/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
Flowers was disqualified for a low blow.
1929-08-12
131½Ray Miller133½47 17 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-07-30
Henri DeWancker43 8 5
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-06-21
Bucky Lawless44 12 2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Emmett Ryan   judges: Dick AlbinoEd Shafer? Messrs
1929-06-05
135Billy Wallace13572 21 23
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-05-23
138¼Jack 'Kid' Berg137½61 4 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tommy Sheridan   judges: Stuart DouglasJoe Agnello
1929-05-10
139Jack 'Kid' Berg138½60 4 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1929-04-22
139Bucky Boyle14324 7 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1929-04-12
Joey Abrams11 14 5
Syracuse, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
(Observer-Dispatch) Flowers's opponent on this date is given in his record in Self-Defense Sporting Annual, 1930 edition. This was an excellent fight, and a close one. Abrams was down in round five. (Syracuse Post-Standard, Herb Goldman)
1929-03-25
139¾Joey Kaufman13931 39 15
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-03-11
140¼Joe Trabon143½19 10 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Joe Morrison
1929-02-25
137Jack Manley14536 13 3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: William J O'Connor
Cut eye caused stoppage- Buffalo Courier
1929-02-18
140½Jimmy Goodrich143¼75 24 18
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-01-11
Eddie Guida27 0 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1928-12-14
138½Jimmy Goodrich140½73 22 18
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-12-07
Johnny Jadick50 5 1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-12-01
140Jack Bernstein13153 18 6
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:27
1928-11-17
139½Nat Kawler137½18 13 3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1928-11-07
Billy Wallace63 19 23
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-10-16
135½Louis 'Kid' Kaplan13476 16 13
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-08-28
133½Dick Finnegan13147 7 2
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1928-07-24
136½Lope Tenorio137½51 17 7
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-06-21
Billy Petrolle53 12 7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-05-24
Stanislaus Loayza44 7 3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-05-07
Sid Barbarian23 16 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-04-27
Stanislaus Loayza44 6 3
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
Loayza injured in a fall.
1928-04-16
137Nat Kawler13815 10 3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1928-03-16
135Billy Petrolle13351 10 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-03-07
Spug Myers62 11 21
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-02-23
137½Eddie Wagner13746 21 9
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1928-02-22
136¾Whitey Shortway144¼2 2 0
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy George
1928-02-09
134½Dick Finnegan133½45 5 2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe O'Connor   judges: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
1928-01-27
136Lope Tenorio13650 15 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
"Tenorio smothered his dusky opponent under a terrific barrage of punches to the head for the first four rounds, but Flowers came fast in the last six stanzas to drive the tiring Filipino around the ring and earn himself a draw." (AP)
1928-01-21
136Eddie Elkins1369 10 11
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-01-14
Bobby Burns19 13 6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1927-12-23
133½Lou Paluso134½52 19 26
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1927-12-10
Eddie Elkins9 9 11
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1927-12-03
Bobby Burns17 12 6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1927-11-22
136Nat Kawler13915 8 2
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1927-11-14
136Sammy Vogel14039 12 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Such a cry of disapproval broke forth when the decision was announced, that Joe Humphries had difficulties introducing the next boxers. Many at ringside were of the opinion that Vogel was the victim of a bad decision also, in this, their second meeting. New York Times
1927-10-29
Bobby Garcia63 34 9
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-10-14
135Sammy Vogel14138 11 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-10-08
Johnny Kochansky48 9 6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
1927-09-17
134Augie Pisano136½43 40 17
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1927-09-07
134Stanislaus Loayza137½41 4 2
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-08-19
134Johnny Kochansky134½48 8 6
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-08-02
134½Jack Bernstein130½53 14 6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-06-29
134Louis 'Kid' Kaplan132½68 13 13
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-06-07
133Al Winkler134½26 4 3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-05-23
135Eddie Elkins135½8 5 10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-05-13
134Jack Bernstein13053 13 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Forbes
1927-04-02
135Joe Celmars131½19 10 6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1927-03-22
136Tony Vaccarelli13935 8 3
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Attendance: 3,500
1927-02-26
Alex Hart20 16 6
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-02-22
134½Charlie Rosen139½20 7 5
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-02-09
133Alex Hart137½20 15 6
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-01-29
Harry Wallach21 6 0
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-01-19
134Johnny Ryan1335 2 0
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
time: 0:54
1927-01-08
Sig Keppen26 23 10
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1926-12-18
135½Murray Elkins138½21 1 1
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-12-04
137Sammy Vogel132½36 8 1
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-11-20
Bert Brown15 7 1
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-11-06
Lou Paluso51 17 25
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1926-10-23
133Nat Kawler133½9 2 1
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-10-09
133Phil Richards13651 20 11
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1926-06-29
Ray Mitchell21 18 2
Madonna Park, Englewood, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Flowers from the Englewood Journal (Herb Goldman).
1926-06-08
Tommy Farley14 0 0
Madonna Park, Englewood, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Flowers from the Englewood Journal (Herb Goldman). Flowers was a substitute for Johnny Rocco.
1926-06-05
132Boots Antley13737 12 10
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-05-15
Billy Palmer11 6 4
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-04-22
132½Sammy Marco133½10 12 1
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1926-03-13
Murray Elkins19 1 0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-03-04
Nubby Joe Gans16 2 2
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Gans fought as "Cleary James"
1926-02-20
Johnny Burgess1 0 0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1926-02-02
Nick Petite7 7 4
Armory, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Petite used the name "Johnny Peters" on this occasion. This date may be slightly off but is close.
1926-01-23
Al Irving4 6 3
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-01-14
Harry Scott0 1 0
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-11-30
Bobby Robideau5 7 2
Columbus Hall, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
From Hartford Courant & The Ring, February 1926, page 34.
1925-11-19
Joey Kaufman9 15 6
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1925-05-13
Billy Cahill3 8 0
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1925-04-25
Billy Wiley2 14 1
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-04-16
Andy DiVodi1 0 0
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1925-02-28
Clark Anderson9 4 2
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-02-19
Augie Pisano35 25 12
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-02-05
Lew Speziale4 2 2
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-01-22
Billy Fitzsimmons24 24 8
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-01-10
Billy Wiley1 13 1
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1925-01-03
Eddie Nortondebut
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1924-12-11
Augie Pisano33 24 12
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1924-11-13
Augie Pisano30 23 12
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1924-10-30
Mike Sargent0 4 0
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1924-10-09
Lou Reno3 1 0
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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