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Johnny Clinton

W L D
53 19 9
15 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 83 rating
rounds 707 ranking
KOs 14%
 
global ID 87830
aliasMorris Elstein
born 1897-11-20
death date1971-08-00 / age 73
debut1915-05-07 / age 17
divisionlightweight
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
residence
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
New York, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
111 250 16 9 3

Career Record

111 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Howard Ball
10
5
8
 W  
PTS6/6
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Jackie Kane
9
10
4
 W  
PTS4/4
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Nobe Cervantes
10
9
10
 W  
PTS4/4
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Young Harry Wills
27
15
6
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
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145Silent Gibbons
1
2
1
145½
 W  
TKO3/10
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
Referee Morrison stopped the bout after Gibbons, subbing for Frankie Pitcher, had been floored four times - three times in the second round, twice for counts of nine.
time: 0:35   referee: George Morrison
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144½Frankie Pitcher
24
25
5
141
 W  
PTS10/10
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
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Frankie Pitcher
23
22
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Frank Gargano
24
9
7
 W  
PTS6/6
Richmond S.C., Staten Island, New York, USA
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Young Angelo
21
5
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Outdoor Arena, Patchogue, New York, USA
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Pete August
28
7
5
 L 
PTS12/12
Armory, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
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Sid Marks
5
20
5
 W  
PTS10/10
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USA
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Danny Cooney
2
0
1
 L 
PTS10/10
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
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Johnny Darcy
32
16
5
 D 
PTS6/6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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139Joe Dundee
40
9
5
139
 L 
PTS12/12
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
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140Jimmy Coffey
12
14
4
140
 W  
KO4/12
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
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142Willie Doyle
5
5
2
137
 W  
TKO4/12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Doyle sustained an injury to his ribs.
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Sailor Pacilio
14
12
7
 D 
PTS4/4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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141¼Harry Mason
60
5
4
143
 W  
PTS12/12
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
This was Mason's first loss in the United States, he had won his first two bouts.
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Pete August
22
5
4
 N 
NC5/10
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
August, substituting for Harry Mason, and Clinton were tossed out of the ring by Referee Magnolia after repeated warnings about stalling. New York Times
referee: Lou Magnolia
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Frankie Pitcher
15
15
3
 W  
TKO9/10
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Sailor Friedman
19
4
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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Sammy Morgan
1
1
1
 W  
KO1/6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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139Johnny Darcy
30
11
4
135½
 D 
PTS10/10
Velodrome, New York, New York, USA
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139¾Johnny Mendelsohn
10
1
0
139½
 W  
PTS10/10
Velodrome, New York, New York, USA
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Clonie Tait
27
3
2
 L 
NWS8/8
Shetzline Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
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139¼Bert Spencer
19
15
4
137½
 W  
PTS12/12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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140¾Herb Brodie
27
14
18
141½
 W  
PTS12/12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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138Ray Pryel
8
1
0
139
 W  
PTS12/12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Ray Mitchell
6
1
0
 W  
PTS12/12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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139Jimmy Carroll
17
5
1
135
 W  
KO5/12
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
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Johnny Darcy
25
8
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Andy Thomas
17
4
2
136½
 W  
KO11/12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Thomas collapsed, and died the next day.
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Earl France
68
20
27
 W  
PTS10/10
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Phil Powers   judge: Dave NelliganPat Moran
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Phinney Boyle
63
26
16
 W  
TKO3/10
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Boyle was floored several times.
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Tony Julian
8
4
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Tracy Ferguson
15
0
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Pastime A.C., Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Eddie Billings
9
4
3
 D 
PTS6/6
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
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Jimmy Sacco
23
15
7
 D 
PTS10/10
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USA
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Travie Davis
33
9
28
 L 
PTS4/4
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
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Enrique Ponce de Leon
20
6
3
 L 
PTS6/6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Month and day unknown. Result from a Ponce de Leon partial record published in "Mundo Deportivo," August 27, 1924.
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Tommy Leahy
8
4
1
 L 
PTS10/10
Boulevard Park, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Jimmy Fruzzetti
32
16
4
 L 
PTS10/10
Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
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Pete Hartley
46
13
17
 L 
TKO3/10
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Clinton suffered a bad eye cut from an accidental clash of heads.
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139Benny Leonard
66
4
0
137½
 L 
NWS10/10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe. Newspaper decisions were unusual in Massachusetts, but this was one.
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Johnny Shugrue
27
7
5
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Charlie Pilkington
15
4
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
USA NEW ENGLAND LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
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136Johnny Shugrue
26
6
5
139½
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Sailor Darden
3
5
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
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Jimmy Fruzzetti
28
10
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
USA New England lightweight title
referee: Joe O'Connor   judge: Jim HarmonDick Henshaw
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Frankie Schoell
18
5
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Andy Thomas
2
0
0
 L 
KO2/0
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, New York, USA
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Frankie Farren
43
22
22
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Brassil   judge: William T. McDermottWalter Carter
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Joe Welling
23
6
5
 W  
PTS10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Jimmy Fruzzetti
28
8
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
USA New England lightweight title
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Jimmy Sacco
12
9
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Dave Medar
6
5
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
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Joe Marks
3
2
1
 W  
TKO5/10
Commonwealth A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Joe O'Connor
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Frankie Schoell
13
4
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Cleveland Johnny Downes
12
4
2
 W  
TKO6/10
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: George F. Freeman
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Chick Simler
5
12
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Johnny Rosedebut
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Dave Medar
5
5
1
 D 
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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Jack Russo
11
9
3
 W  
TKO6/8
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
From Philadelphia newspapers.
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Jimmy Sullivan
0
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Ideal Park Pavilion, Endicott, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the Binghamton Press.
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Charley Pitts
13
8
10
 L 
PTS12/12
Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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Frankie Schoell
5
2
1
 D 
NWS10/10
Community Hall, Johnson City, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the Binghamton Press.
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Jimmy Murphy
2
5
0
 W  
NWS6/6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Clinton won the newspaper decision from three Philadelphia newspapers: the Public Ledger, Inquirer, Record.
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Young Maxwell
3
4
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Community Hall, Johnson City, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the Binghamton Press.
The pair were rematched for 1920-2-13 at the Colonial Hall in Lowell Mass.
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Lou Bogash
10
2
2
 L 
PTS12/12
Lakeside A.C., Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Referee Rodman. Fans hooted and jeered Rodman's decision--Bogash bleeding from the mouth, nose and right eye after the fourth round. (Boston Globe)
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Lou Bogash
10
2
2
 N 
NC12/12
Muzzy Field, Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Declared NC because the figthers were not putting forth their best efforts.
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Benny Leonard
52
4
0
 L 
NWS10/10
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
Newspaper decision provided by the Syracuse Herald.
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Mel Coogan
39
3
8
 D 
PTS12/12
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
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Mickey Donley
8
9
3
 W  
NWS8/8
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
George Alger
47
17
28
 W  
TKO4/12
Commercial A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Lou Bogash
10
2
2
 D 
NWS8/8
Casino Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Source: Bridgeport Standard Telegram
referee: Terry Lee
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Eddie Moy
18
8
6
 W  
PTS12/12
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Lou Bogash
9
1
2
 W  
PTS12/12
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Sailor Freddie Burrowsdebut
 W  
NWS8/8
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Newspaper win for Clinton per the New York Evening World. Fight took place at the Summit A.C.--The bout dated 03-07-1918 is likely a duplicate of this fight.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Shaver O'Brien
15
5
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Mickey Donley
8
9
3
 W  
NWS8/8
Grand View Auditorium, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
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Harry Pierce
16
2
1
 W  
NWS8/8
New Amsterdam Hall, West Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Newspaper decision from the Jersey Journal.
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Young Abe Brown
25
6
2
 W  
PTS12/12
National A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Result from the Scranton Republican.
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Mel Coogan
35
3
6
 D 
PTS12/12
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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Joe Koons
4
0
0
 W  
NWS6/6
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Newspaper decision in favor of Clinton from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
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139Eddie Dorsey
8
4
0
136½
 W  
NWS6/6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
Buffalo Boxing Record
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Harry Condon
21
12
5
 W  
PTS12/12
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
According to the Boston Globe, this was a win for Clinton, not for Condon as previously shown here.
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Sailor Freddie Burrowsdebut
 W  
NWS8/8
Summit Gymnasium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Newspaper decision from the Jersey Journal (Jersey City).
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Tommy Carey
17
5
2
 L 
NWS6/6
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record, both favoring Carey as winner.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Larry Burns
16
3
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Billy Carney
1
2
1
 D 
PTS12/12
Rollo Rink, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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Al Thomas
2
5
0
 L 
PTS10/10
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Young Billy Papke
0
1
0
 W  
PTS12/12
Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Frankie Conifrey
4
1
0
 L 
NWS10/10
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram.
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Mel Coogan
25
2
4
 L 
PTS12/12
North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
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Joe Welling
14
3
3
 L 
NWS10/10
Palace A.C., New York, New York, USA
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern) The Philadelphia Record had the same result.
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Willie Schaefer
2
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
East New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram.
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Mike Smithdebut
 W  
NWS10/10
Lyceum A.C., New York, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram.
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Kid Burns
4
10
0
 L 
NWS10/10
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
(New York Times)
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Young Lajoie
2
1
1
 W  
PTS0/0
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Number of rounds not given in Boston Globe report.
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Tommy McFarland
2
5
6
 W  
PTS10/10
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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Jimmy Greenwood
2
3
0
 W  
TKO4/10
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
Greenwood suffered an ankle injury and had to quit.
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Mike Smithdebut
 W  
NWS10/10
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram.
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Joe White
1
1
0
 W  
TKO8/10
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
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Paul Madden
0
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Queensboro A.C., Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Telegram.
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Joe White
1
0
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Telegram.
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Paul Edwards
1
2
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Telegram.
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Larry Hansen
2
0
0
 L 
NWS10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
New York Times
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Johnny Graydebut
 W  
TKO2/10
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USA
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Jimmy O'Brien
8
5
0
 D 
NWS10/10
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Telegram.
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Carey Phelandebut
 L 
NWS10/10
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USA
New York Times
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Kid Carterdebut
 W  
DQ6/10
135th Street A.C., New York, New York, USA
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending