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Tony Canzoneri

W L D
137 24 10
44 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 171
rounds 1351
KOs 25%
 
global ID 9003
born 1908-11-06
death date1959-12-09 / age 51
debut1925-07-24 / age 16
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
reach
65″   /   165cm
residence
New York, New York, USA
birth place
Slidell, Louisiana, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
175 34 4 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1939-11-01
143Al Bummy Davis146¾33 0 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:13   referee: Arthur Donovan
Canzoneri was down twice.
1939-09-19
143¾Eddie Brink14442 41 13
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-08-26
Gerald D'Elia5 15 5
Thompson's Stadium, Staten Island, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-08-18
141¾Frankie Wallace14030 43 7
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-08-03
141Joe De Jesus13715 12 3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-07-17
143¼Ambrose Logan140¼4 8 0
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-07-06
144Joe De Jesus13615 11 3
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-06-05
140½Harris Blake1346 0 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1939-05-15
139¾Nick Camarata134½46 17 8
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Red Dolan 5-3   judges: Johnny Sehrt 4-4, Jack Galway 4-4
1939-05-01
141Jimmy Tygh134½28 3 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1939-04-11
140¾Jimmy Vaughn138¾57 39 9
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1939-03-28
141¾Eddie Brink139¾40 38 13
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
Disputed verdict according to the UP. source: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
1939-03-07
140½Eddie Brink139½39 37 13
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1939-02-07
140Bobby Pacho147½75 47 15
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-01-31
139½Everett Simington145½14 14 3
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Jack Downey
Simington was knocked down twice in the 3rd round.
1939-01-27
139½Joe Gavras139½28 1 8
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
Gavras was knocked down three times before the referee halted the bout
1939-01-19
139Wally Hally136½28 21 4
Gardens Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-12-30
141¼Eddie Zivic14138 30 5
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-12-10
143¼Jimmy Murray14114 38 5
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1938-11-22
142Howard Scott142½60 30 10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1938-11-01
140½Al Dunbar140¼43 45 5
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1938-10-26
140Howard Scott13860 28 10
Braddock Bowl, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1938-10-17
142Eddie Zivic14037 29 5
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1937-05-07
135Lou Ambers13565 5 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 2-12   judges: Charley Lynch 2-13, Eddie Forbes 0-15
World Lightweight Title
1937-04-24
138Joey Zodda137¼48 34 5
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1937-04-13
139¾Frankie Wallace138¼27 26 6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-04-05
138George Levy136¾32 12 6
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1936-10-05
137Jimmy McLarnin14553 11 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Cavanaugh
Canzoneri beaten to a bloody pulp. Canadian Press poll of ringside had McLarnin winning 7 rounds Canzoneri with 2, and 1 round even.
1936-09-03
135Lou Ambers134¼59 2 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 3-12 6-9 5-10
World Lightweight Title
1936-05-08
136½Jimmy McLarnin14353 10 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 8-2   judges: Charley Lynch 8-2judges: Charley Devlin 8-2
1936-04-09
136¾Johnny Jadick140¾90 39 8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Canzoneri "decisively" outpointed Jadick. (New York Times)
1936-03-02
135¾Steve Halaiko138¾67 26 9
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
time: 2:47   referee: Johnny Marto
1936-02-15
136¼Billy Hogan138¾33 11 7
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1936-01-30
139Tootsie Bashara14054 22 11
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Cut eye stoppage. Bashara took a nine count in the first round. (Kansas City Times)
1936-01-22
138Midget Mexico13735 27 7
Star Casino, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1935-10-04
133½Al Roth133½28 11 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Charley LynchTommy Shortell
World Lightweight Title
1935-09-13
137Joe Ghnouly135½44 11 4
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Kessler   judges: Al GrafFreddy Gilmaster
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding). Canzoneri won seven of the ten rounds.
1935-08-19
135Frankie Klick13681 14 12
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Lykke
1935-07-25
135Bobby Pacho137½44 23 10
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Canzoneri down in the fourth, "but won fairly handily." (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman)
1935-06-10
134Frankie Klick137½81 13 12
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
referee: Jack Dempsey   judges: Frank SchuylerBob Eller
The verdict was greeted with loud protests by the 10,000 spectators, many of them Shriners attending their annual convention. The judges had disagreed, so referee Dempsey cast the deciding vote. (From Washington newspapers, Laurence Fielding)
1935-05-10
133Lou Ambers133¼45 1 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan
Vacant World Lightweight Title
title vacated by Barney Ross.
Ambers was down for two two-counts in round 3. Also down in 15th. Canzoneri lost 10th on low blow.
1935-04-25
134Eddie Zivic132½29 4 3
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:47   referee: Red Robinson
1935-03-15
134¼Chuck Woods13833 5 7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Canzoneri handed Woods a good trouncing. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1935-02-26
133Chuck Woods13732 5 7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-01-31
132¾Leo Rodak130¾22 0 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 52-48 54-46 55-45
1935-01-21
133½Honeyboy Hughes13512 4 4
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-01-07
140¼Eddie Ran143½48 35 9
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:06
A left hook put Ran down for the full count.
1934-09-26
134¾Harry Dublinsky14077 27 10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-08-29
134½Harry Dublinsky13976 27 10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-06-28
134Frankie Klick133¾80 10 12
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley
1934-03-13
131Baby Arizmendi13253 7 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: George Blake
1934-03-01
135Pete Nebo13745 23 10
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
Ring May 1934 p54
1934-02-02
133Cleto Locatelli13661 9 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Willie Lewis   judges: Leach CrossAbe Goldberg
Originally, erroneously, announced as a draw: the 1st time in Madison Square Garden history two decisions were rendered. NYT
1933-12-15
133½Cleto Locatelli133¾60 8 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1933-12-04
133¾Cecil Payne138½38 15 4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1933-11-24
133Kid Chocolate13092 5 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:30   referee: Arthur Donovan
1933-10-28
133¼Frankie Klick13379 6 11
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
"A capacity crowd of 5,000, which filled every nook of the Ridgewood arena, accepted the decision with a salvo of boos and catcalls long after both had left the ring. It was Klick, a handsome youngster, who received the cheers of the crowd." New York Times
1933-09-12
133½Barney Ross13545 2 2
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
LSD15/15
 L 
SD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judge: George Kelly 8-7
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Canzoneri lost 6th, 8th & 9th because of low blows. Official scorecards: Kelly, 8-7 for Canzoneri and 9-2-4 and 8-4-3 for Ross.
Ross vacated his lightweight title on April 15, 1935.
1933-06-23
133½Barney Ross134¾43 2 2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Tommy Gilmore 50-50   judges: Ed Hintz 48-52, W.A. Battyle 47-53
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
From the Chicago Tribune: "The fight was razor-sharp close and was replete with action..No title fight in Chicago was better fought." Ross certainly landed mnre blows because of his great laft jab and excellent defense, but Canzoneri was stronger and the harder hitter, and forced the fight.
1933-05-21
133Battling Shaw136½59 14 8
Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Moran
Louisiana version of World Junior Welterweight Title
1933-04-20
133Wesley Ramey13647 5 5
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-02-23
133Pete Nebo136½43 18 8
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-02-03
132Billy Townsend14155 17 13
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:10
A right hand to the jaw, followed by three right hands to the temple, put Townsend down for the count.
1932-11-04
132Billy Petrolle134½86 18 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
World Lightweight Title
Canzoneri was "squarely at his peak: a Canzoneri so magnificently conditioned, so beautifully attuned that even the old-timers at the ringside admitted he was worthy to stand alongside the lightweight giants of the past." (United Press)
1932-10-12
132½Frankie Petrolle140¼26 23 8
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:10
1932-09-29
133Lew Kirsch136¼40 1 1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Willie Lewis
1932-07-18
133Johnny Jadick135¼69 15 3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Joe McGuigan 3-5   judges: Tom Walsh 3-6, Stewart Robinson 7-2
World Jr. Welterweight Title
September 1932 the NBA decided not to recognize junior divisions.
1932-06-16
134Harry Dublinsky136½51 17 9
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1932-05-23
134Battling Gizzy13664 7 2
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Red Robinson
"Gizzy fell through the ropes and was unable to crawl back into the ring. He claimed an injury at the base of his spine." New York Times
1932-04-04
133¼Ray Kiser137¼24 11 4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Moran 8-2   judges: Red Dolan 9-1, Johnny Sehrt 9-1
1932-02-15
133½Lew Massey137½41 13 6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1932-01-18
132½Johnny Jadick136½64 14 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Leo Houck
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Jadick was down in the first round but was up before a count could be started. (Associated Press) Referee Leo Houck gave it to Jadick 5-4-1 on rounds; Judge Coles scored it 6-4, and Judge Volce had it 4-3-3..
1931-11-20
132Kid Chocolate127½67 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Willie Lewis   judges: Charles F. MathisonJoe Agnello
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Canzoneri won custody of the "Lonsdale Belt originally awarded to Freddie Welsh."
"[O]ne of the noisiest and most disorderly demonstrations the arena ever has witnessed after one of the greatest lightweight championship battles in local ring annals." New York Times Mathison voted for Chocolate. Had Canzoneri, a former Featherweight champion, made 130 lbs for this bout, he would have been awarded Kid Chocolate's Jr. Lightweight title as well and would then have become the first four-division champion in history.
1931-10-29
132Philly Griffin138¾12 3 1
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
World Jr. Welterweight Title
1931-09-10
131¾Jack 'Kid' Berg134½94 5 5
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Patsy Haley
National Boxing Association World lightweight title
National Boxing Association World super lightweight title
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
The bout was originally scheduled to be staged in London, England, where the championship would have changed hands when Berg went to the floor from a foul blow in the eighth round. As it was, under NYSAC rules, a fighter could not win or lose on a foul, although 18,000 fans shouted protests. Referee Haley counted over Berg as though he had been sent to the canvas by a legitimate blow. Berg was also down for "8" in the first round.
1931-07-13
132½Cecil Payne13624 9 3
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
World Jr. Welterweight Title
1931-06-25
135Herman Perlick140¼15 18 2
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Conway 9-1
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1931-04-24
132Jack 'Kid' Berg134¼88 4 5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:23   referee: Phil Collins
National Boxing Association World lightweight title
National Boxing Association World super lightweight title
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Canzoneri "won the first two rounds easily and battered Berg to defeat in the third without being in the slightest danger himself." (Associated Press)
1931-03-23
132Tommy Grogan13953 22 6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Herman Hindin
1931-03-06
133½Sammy Fuller135½35 8 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe O'Connor   judges: Jim ShaughnessyDave Nelligan
1931-02-25
131Joey Kaufman137½34 52 18
Hollywood Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:01
Bout stopped. New York Times
1931-01-26
132Johnny Farr132¼42 30 13
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
Newspaper decision from the New York Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune
1930-11-14
132½Al Singer13453 7 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/15
 W  
KO
1/15
  
time: 1:06   referee: Johnny McAvoy
World Lightweight Title
"In one of the most startling upsets of modern times" Singer was counted out at 1:06. "A left hook to the mouth sent Singer down and out, and almost out of the ring." James P. Dawson, New York Times
1930-09-11
132½Billy Petrolle134¾75 14 9
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Petrolle took at least six rounds and "looked like a million dollars," while Canzoneri's timing seemed off.
1930-08-26
132Goldie Hess135½38 6 4
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-07-21
130¼Benny Bass125¾96 12 3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1930-06-24
131¼Tommy Grogan135¼48 18 6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-06-04
132Joe Glick137111 38 18
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dorman
1930-05-14
131½Johnny Farr132½38 25 13
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-05-05
131½Harry Carlton13513 7 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1930-04-08
131Frankie LaFay13745 12 4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:54
LaFay down six times
1930-04-01
131½Steve Smith13043 42 18
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
The referee stopped the bout because of a bad cut on Smith's head. From the New York Times.
1930-03-14
131Stanislaus Loayza135½56 12 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1930-03-04
134¾Solly Ritz13512 3 3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:56   referee: Arthur Donovan
Canzoneri hammered Ritz into "a helpless state with his opening volleys of powerful punches...." The New York Times
1930-01-17
133Jack 'Kid' Berg134½74 4 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Mike Hylis   judges: George LeCronGeorge Patrick
"Fighting one of the most important ring struggles of his career, Berg rose to the occasion by giving Canzoneri one of the worst beatings he has ever experienced and winning the decision to the complete satisfaction of the crowd which jammed the Garden. However the official verdict was not unanimous." (James P. Dawson, New York Times). Referee Mike Hylas voted for Canzoneri, while Judges Patrick and Le Cron made Berg the victor.
Attendance: 18,852
1929-10-30
133Stanislaus Loayza13656 10 5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Promoter: Jack Dempsey. "Boos and jeers greeted the referee's decision. Loayza apparently had won the admiration of the 7,848 fans by his courageous stand and willingness to trade punches." (AP)
1929-10-18
133½Johnny Farr133½35 22 12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Attendance: 7,605
1929-09-27
132½Eddie Mack132¾66 5 7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Despite a sprained ankle suffered in the first round, Mack made it a very close fight until the 8th round, when he went down and told the referee that he could not continue.
1929-09-20
132¾Eddie Wolfe133¼15 4 5
Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Moran
1929-08-02
132½Sammy Mandell13560 5 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Dave Barry 4-2   judges: Ed KleinPhil Collins
World Lightweight Title
Official scoring: for Mandell 6-2-2 and 6-3-1, and for Canzoneri 4-2-4.
1929-07-09
134Phil McGraw13225 18 6
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-06-04
129¾Ignacio Fernandez12825 15 10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-05-10
129½Andre Routis127¾53 18 7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Purdy   judges: Phil CollinsEd Klein
This was a thrilling fight filled with action. It was close; in fact some persons thought that Routis deserved a draw, but Walter Eckersall of the Tribune though that Canzoneri was a worthy winner. (From the Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman).
1929-04-26
130Sammy Dorfman129¼39 4 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-04-09
129¾Cowboy Eddie Anderson13162 23 20
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1929-03-08
127¾Cecil Payne126½10 5 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-02-26
128Ignacio Fernandez12523 14 9
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Canzoneri won unanimously after a terrific bout.
1929-02-06
127½Joey Sangor126½17 12 2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Sangor was actually knocked out twice, but the bell gave him time to pull himself together after he had been sprawled in the waning seconds of the second round. The bell rang when the count reached seven, and his seconds dragged him back to his corner, doused him with water and restored him to consciousness. It was a great fight with Sangor giving a tremendous effort even though knocked out. (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman).
1929-01-18
129Armando Santiago12811 5 2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
Canzoneri was floored for a seven-count in the first round. Santiago was down for a 7-count in the fifth round before being put down for the full count. (Promoter: Jim Mullen)
1928-12-14
128Al Singer12831 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Magnolia   judges: Harold BarnesTom Flynn
1928-12-08
130Chick Suggs12795 32 12
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1928-10-29
130Gaston Charles130¼33 15 11
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-09-28
125¾Andre Routis125½52 17 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Eddie Forbes   judges: George KellyCharles F. Mathison
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
NYSAC World featherweight title
World Featherweight Title
Routis down in 1st. "None disputed the verdict when it was announced after one of the most savage fights ever staged for the 126-pound crown." New York Times, Sept. 29, p. 20.
Attendance: 10,000
1928-08-28
127¼Bobby Garcia127½66 40 12
Velodrome, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
NOTE: The supposed 4-round fight for Canzoneri, 9/10/28 in New Castle, Penn., previously included here, has been eliminated. That fight belonged to a preliminary fighter named Tony Canzoni and stems from an old mistake in the 1928 EVERLAST BOXING RECORD.
1928-06-27
128¾Harry Blitman127½26 0 1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-06-13
127¼Vic Foley12764 14 25
Baseball Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Ertle
"The fight was spirited all the way. Foley connected solidly several times with his right to the chin and in the 3rd round made Canzoneri wince. In the 4th round both fighters battled toe to toe with honors about even." In this round Foley's left eye was cut. (New York Times)
1928-05-28
129¼Claude Wilson127¾12 6 6
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
referee: Red Dolan
1928-02-23
129Pete Passifiume128½10 5 5
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
This card was a benefit for the ill Joe Bernstein. Over two thousand people attended--every fighter on the card donated their purses to Bernstein.
1928-02-10
125½Benny Bass12669 6 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: George KellyGeorge Patrick
NYSAC World featherweight title
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
In the 3d round Bass sustained a break in his right collarbone, an inch from the breast bone, after a Canzoneri smash attack sent him crashing to the floor at the bell.New York Times
1928-01-30
125Pete Nebo1272 8 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DSD10/10
 D 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Frank Floyd   judges: Al VoiceFrank Nasborough
Judges split and referee called it a draw
1927-12-30
125¼Bud Taylor121¼54 6 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley   judges: Charles F. MathisonStuart Douglas
1927-12-01
125Ignacio Fernandez124¼16 5 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Fernandez was a substitute for Bud Taylor, who had injured his hand.
1927-11-22
127Vincent DiLeo129½debut
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
Benefit card for the Colored Children's Fresh Air Fund. All the boxers donated their services, and raised more than $2,500. Tiger Flowers sent in a check for $100 a few days prior to his death.
1927-11-07
126Billy Henry1303 6 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1927-10-24
124Johnny Dundee125½76 23 19
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
vacant NYSAC World featherweight title
Canzoneri "showed that he is unversed in the art of pulling his punches and making them appear real. A crowd of approximately 10,000 began calling for action in the fourth round. While Dundee, essaying a comeback after a year's layoff was widely cheered as he entered the ring he was roundly booed at the final bell. Many of the spectators left the garden at the end of the seventh round." (AP) Dundee, who weighed 140 pounds the month before, entered at 125½.
1927-10-03
125½Tommy Ryan124½29 27 16
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy   judges: Herman KahnGeorge LeCron
1927-09-02
127Cowboy Eddie Anderson12751 15 18
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LDQ3/10
 L 
DQ
3/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Canzoneri "landed several low blows..The bout was awarded to Anderson at the beginning of the third round, after a doctor examined Eddie at the end of the second round."
1927-08-25
Joe Rivers8 4 0
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Canzoneri won the newspaper decision (Decatur Daily Review) and The Ring, November 1927, page 27.
1927-08-17
124Pete Sarmiento119½34 15 11
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:51   referee: Lou Magnolia
1927-08-09
125Cowboy Eddie Anderson127½51 14 17
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-07-27
California Joe Lynch44 37 36
Olympic Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-06-24
117½Bud Taylor117½51 5 5
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Choynski
vacant National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
"The two lads furnished the most thrilling action Chicago fight fans have seen since the sport was legalized a year ago. Profiting by the lessons of their battle last March, Taylor rushed the little New Yorker almost constantly. Nearly every round offered a wild swinging melee in the center of the ring in which Canzoneri generally got the worst of it."(AP) Often incorrectly reported as occuring June 25. Taylor suffered a split bone over his left optic nerve, requiring surgery in early July.
1927-05-03
121Ray Rychell1222 1 5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-04-25
121¾Harold Smith12014 8 2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:15
1927-04-18
122Vic Burrone12134 11 9
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-03-26
117Bud Taylor11847 5 4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe Choynski
vacant National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
Because there was no winner, promoter Jim Mullen retained the $4,000 diamond-studded championship belt.
1927-03-07
121California Joe Lynch12143 31 36
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy
1927-02-04
121Johnny Green121¾44 6 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1927-01-22
122½Vic Burrone12134 9 9
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1927-01-12
121Joe Ryder123½24 27 11
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-12-17
120Bushy Graham118½65 8 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Harold BarnesJoe Agnello
1926-11-22
122½Andre Routis124½40 12 5
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1926-11-13
122Enrique Savaardo1263 31 11
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1926-11-06
120½Davey Abad119½30 12 8
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-10-05
122Benny Hall11716 13 6
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-09-20
123George Marks12069 9 15
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-08-28
120Georgie Mack1171 0 0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1926-08-14
Buck Josephs16 16 8
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-08-09
120½Young Montreal12156 25 8
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Dick Peters   judges: Jim FureySidney Scharlin
1926-07-26
121½Manny Wexler11723 13 2
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
time: 2:45
1926-06-25
119Archie Bell119½23 4 6
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
referee: Jim Crowley
Referee Crowley stopped the bout because Bell was suffering from a serious gash over his left eye.
1926-06-21
121Willie Suess119¼18 9 3
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-06-16
120Sonny Smith12136 17 12
Golden City Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-05-28
122Sammy Nable12031 18 10
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
referee: Patsy Haley
1926-05-08
Benny Hall14 8 5
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1926-03-25
118Mike Esposito11910 2 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1926-03-20
118Tommy Milton11627 13 4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-03-11
119Jacinto Valdez1203 1 3
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1926-03-06
118Bobby Wolgast122½16 8 7
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-02-18
118½Al Scorda120¼12 2 4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1926-02-13
Romeo Vaughn10 4 7
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1926-01-26
117Mickey Lewis119½3 1 0
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1926-01-21
118Kid Rash11625 26 12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1926-01-13
120¼George Nickfor119¼1 0 1
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1925-12-23
119½Danny Terris12111 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
1925-12-07
118Danny Terris12211 0 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-11-26
Ralph Nischo6 5 6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1925-11-12
Harry Brandon9 18 6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1925-11-07
Henry Molinari2 1 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1925-10-10
121Johnny Huber12123 4 7
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-09-12
Paulie Porter7 6 3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1925-08-22
Henry Usse1 1 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-08-08
Henry Usse1 0 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-08-05
Ray Cummingsdebut
Bayonne Stadium, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1925-07-24
Jack Grodnerdebut
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
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Win
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Loss
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Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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