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Young Zulu Kid

W L D
17 34 10
10 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 92
rounds 817
KOs 7%
 
global ID 53374
birth nameGiuseppe Di Melfi
aliasFighting Newsboy
born 1897-04-27
death date1971-04-20 / age 73
debut1912-01-01 / age 14
divisionflyweight
height4′ 11″   /   150cm
residence
Brooklyn, New York, USA
birth place
Potenza, Basilicata, Italy

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
137 376 14 21 10

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1928-04-26
Benny Brostoff17 9 4
27th Division Train Armory, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LKO5/6
 L 
KO
5/6
  
1928-04-13
120½Gaylor Lewis11923 20 6
106th Infantry Regiment Armory, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1927-04-25
118Eddie Wolfe118debut
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1926-04-29
120Delos 'Kid' Williams11422 15 5
Capitol Athletic Arena, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1926-04-13
Jack Doyle17 19 6
Back Bay Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1925-04-29
Joe Lucas7 4 0
Armouries, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
1924-09-25
Willie Darcy13 18 8
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1924-04-28
119½Jack Doyle113½14 13 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe Martin
1924-03-31
Bobby Hughes20 19 15
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1922-11-30
Sammy Cohen11 3 3
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1922-01-02
114½Mickey Nelson108½5 6 3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1921-10-17
Johnny Kaiser3 0 0
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1921-06-04
Johnny Curtin5 2 1
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1921-05-18
Earl McArthurdebut
Sioux City, Iowa, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
McArthur won the newspaper decision
1921-04-16
Johnny Buff15 1 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Flyweight Championship of America
1921-04-05
114¾Sammy Nable1179 4 3
Brooklyn Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1921-03-14
Ashton Donza7 2 0
Pilsbury Winter Gardens, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1921-03-07
120Joe Metranga1247 4 3
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1921-02-09
Young Marino5 9 2
Elks Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Detroit Free Press, which said that "About all the young men could think of..was to lay on each other and hit each other's skin without so much as reddening it."
1920-12-25
Dick Griffin9 6 3
Fort Bliss Arena, El Paso, Texas, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1920-04-12
114Jimmy Wilde128 1 1
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Rooks
newspaper win for Wilde Zulu Kid down for an 8 count in the second round.
1920-04-10
Battling Al Murray19 5 1
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
Exact date in 1920 and location unknown.
1920-03-04
Knockout Browndebut
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-02-19
Frankie Mason56 6 11
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper draw. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1920-02-13
Red Watson8 2 1
Dauphine Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO9/15
 W  
TKO
9/15
  
1920-02-06
Charles Dernsdebut
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1920-02-02
Eddie Coulon27 11 10
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-01-26
Harry Bramer12 11 5
Hot Springs A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-01-01
Frankie Osner2 0 0
Temple Theatre, Alton, Illinois, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Alton Evening Telegraph
1919-12-16
Frankie Osner2 0 0
Temple Theatre, Alton, Illinois, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Alton Evening Telegraph
1919-12-12
Babe Asher1 1 0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
NND8/8
 N 
ND
8/8
  
Asher won the "newspaper decision."
1919-06-27
Roy Moore32 15 20
Superior, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-05-01
Frankie Mason49 4 9
Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Mason won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
1919-04-14
Nate Jackson32 12 26
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune)
1919-04-01
Sammy Sandow6 1 4
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
1919-01-17
Jack Douglas20 18 8
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune)
1918-09-10
Battling Hurleydebut
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1918-09-06
Pete Herman43 8 8
International League Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Herman won the newspaper decision. (Daiy Review)
1918-04-12
Pekin Kid Herman6 4 0
Peoria, Illinois, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Herman won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1918-04-02
Jimmy Murphy0 6 1
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1918-03-16
Patsy Scanlon5 0 0
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1918-03-05
Bobby Hughes4 2 2
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1918-02-18
Grover Hughesdebut
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1918-02-08
Nate Jackson32 11 25
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Zulu won: source Illustrated Boxing Record
1918-02-01
Nate Jackson32 11 24
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1917-09-28
Johnny Rosner10 7 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
LKO7/0
 L 
KO
7/0
  
American Flyweight Title
1917-09-23
Frank Rectordebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1917-09-14
Johnny Russell1 1 0
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1917-06-15
Frankie Mason34 2 4
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne News
1917-06-11
Benny Costerdebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Young Zulu Kid met Benny Coster in this fight according to New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-05-29
Jimmy Pappas4 9 3
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1917-05-22
Frankie Mason34 2 4
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne News
1917-04-30
Paul Demers11 2 2
Tremont A.C., New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1917-04-23
Joe Tuber7 1 0
Monumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1917-03-29
Jimmy Curtis0 5 1
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1917-02-22
117¼Frankie Burns11530 2 5
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley
The referee stopped the bout.
1916-12-18
110½Jimmy Wilde116 1 1
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
LTKO11/20
 L 
TKO
11/20
  
World Flyweight Title
Wilde becomes known as the first Flyweight World Champion.
"In the eleventh round Wilde sent the Kid to the ropes with a strong left to the jaw. Clinging to the ropes, the American fighter took a dozen body blows and then dropped on one knee. As soon as the Kid regained his feet Wilde shot smashing right and left blows to the jaw, flooring the Kid, whose seconds, without waiting for the count, threw in a towel." (Newspaper account.)
1916-09-18
116Buddy Faulkes1154 1 1
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1916-08-12
Abe Friedman2 0 0
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LDQ7/10
 L 
DQ
7/10
  
1916-08-05
Memphis Pal Moore35 5 12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and New York Times
1916-07-27
Young Benny1 1 0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LDQ3/0
 L 
DQ
3/0
  
1916-06-28
Jimmy Murray1 1 1
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1916-06-24
Monte Attell56 24 19
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Young Zulu Kid was better. NY Evening Telegram
1916-06-05
Johnny Solzberg7 3 0
New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
The kid was better. Ibro journal #66
1916-06-02
Jackie Sharkey3 2 0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1916-05-15
Joe Tuber6 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-04-08
111¾Dutch Brandt119½4 2 0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from Brooklyn Eagle and New York Evening World
1916-03-14
Johnny Ertle14 1 1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision as reported in San Juan Prospector
Ertle defends his claim as World Bantamweight champion
1916-03-10
111Benny McCoy118½9 7 6
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-02-25
Johnny Solzberg7 3 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
The kid was better. Result in Ibro 66.
1916-02-18
Walter Nelson1 1 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1916-02-04
Battling Reddy2 1 0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
is this correct Battling Reddy. Some sources indicate the fight took plave on 02-05-1914.
1916-01-13
Memphis Pal Moore31 4 10
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1916-01-01
Jack Doyle4 6 3
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
From the Chicago Tribune.
1915-12-31
Jack Doyle4 5 3
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1915-11-29
Pete Herman29 8 6
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1915-11-22
One Punch Hogan12 8 2
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1915-11-08
One Punch Hogan11 8 2
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1915-08-31
Bobby Burns2 11 4
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1915-08-24
Bobby Burns2 10 4
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1915-07-07
Johnny Rosner6 3 0
New York, New York, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
Date unknown
1915-06-25
Johnny Solzberg7 3 0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1915-05-01
Pete Herman23 6 5
Dauphine Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1915-04-24
One Punch Hogan7 5 2
Dauphine Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1915-04-09
Bobby Burns2 9 3
Dallas, Texas, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1915-03-25
Memphis Pal Moore18 2 5
Tommy Burns Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). Previously this fight was listed incorrectly as a 15-round win for Young Zulu Kid.
1915-03-02
Young Benny1 1 0
Albany, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1915-02-18
Young Marino1 0 1
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1915-01-25
Ansel Bell13 0 2
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
Exact date and location unknown.
1915-01-05
Bobby Burns2 5 3
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W DQ4/8
 W  
DQ
4/8
  
Wednesday, January 6, 1915 Paper: Tulsa World
1915-01-01
Kid Waggonerdebut
Temple Theatre, Alton, Illinois, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1914-12-27
Joe Belldebut
Pacific, Missouri, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1914-12-04
Eddie Coulon13 6 7
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1914-11-10
Tommy Garetydebut
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1914-11-04
Jimmy Murphy0 1 0
Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Harry Sharpe
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
1914-10-19
Ed Riversdebut
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Young Zulu Kid (Paul Zabala, Philadelphia Public Ledger).
1914-10-05
Young McGoverndebut
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of McGovern from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-08-19
Chuck Connorsdebut
Bergen Beach, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1914-08-17
Jimmy Murray1 1 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-08-10
Artie Simons3 3 1
Albany, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-08-01
Murray Allendebut
Glen Cove, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-07-10
Johnny Rosner5 3 0
Rockaway, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-06-26
Young Jack Sharkey0 1 0
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-06-13
Johnny Rosner5 3 0
New York, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-06-11
108Johnny Rosner1075 3 0
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Rosner won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times
1914-06-04
Johnny Rosner5 3 0
New York, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-05-30
Jimmy Bailydebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-05-23
Johnny Rosner5 3 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-05-15
Bobby Hansendebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-04-25
Johnny Rosner4 3 0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1914-04-18
Barney Snyder0 0 1
Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Snyder won the "newspaper decision." Sometimes reported as occurring March 24.
1914-04-09
Jimmy Fitzpatrick0 1 0
New York, New York, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
1914-03-24
Barney Snyder0 0 1
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1914-03-19
Frankie Wilsondebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
1914-03-09
105¼Jimmy Fitzpatrick96¼0 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Jimmy Fitzpatrick, weighing only 96 1/2 pounds, made a hit with the crowd in the opening bout by his jumping tactics, but Young Zulu Kid, who weighed 105 1/4 pounds was too rugged. In the seventh round Fitzpatrick was floored for the count of eight. NYT 3-10-1914.
1914-02-28
Young Diamond1 1 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1914-02-27
Young Campbell0 1 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1914-02-20
Young Jeffriesdebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1914-02-17
Young Diamond1 1 0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1914-01-15
Young Diamond1 1 0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
Note: Young Zuu Kid listed as having fought Young Diamond on Jan 10, 1914 at Dexter Par A.C.
1913-11-08
Young DeMeyerdebut
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-11-01
Murray Allendebut
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-10-30
Young Gormandebut
Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS4/4
 L 
NWS
4/4
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-10-03
Jimmy Murray1 1 0
East New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-09-05
Jimmy Murray1 1 0
East New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-09-04
Al Kale0 1 0
National A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Young Zulu Kid beat Buffalo's Young Al Kale on undercard of Zulu Kid-Al Kale MW fight.
1913-07-25
Eddie Siegeldebut
Polo A.C., Harlem, New York, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-06-09
Jimmy Murray1 1 0
Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS4/4
 L 
NWS
4/4
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-05-22
Young DeMeyerdebut
Gowanus A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-05-19
Danny Burnsdebut
Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
location in question. Source Herb Goldman.
1913-05-12
Young Lippydebut
Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-04-19
Young DeMeyerdebut
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-04-09
Tommy Largendebut
Gowanus A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1913-04-02
Johnny Boraxdebut
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO3/3
 W  
KO
3/3
  
(The Daily Standard Union: Brooklyn)
1913-02-19
Young Todddebut
New York, New York, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
location in question. Source Herb Goldman.
1913-01-27
Johnny Burns0 2 0
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS4/4
 L 
NWS
4/4
  
Research by Bob Yalen.
1912-12-01
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