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Kid Chocolate

W L D
135 10 6
51 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 151
rounds 1178
KOs 34%
 
global ID 9006
birth nameEligio Sardinias Montalvo
aliasCuban Bon Bon
born 1910-01-06
death date1988-08-08 / age 78
debut1927-10-22 / age 17
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
reach
65″   /   165cm
residence
Havana, Cuba
birth place
Cerro, Havana, Cuba

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
152 10 1 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1938-12-18
124¼Nicky Jerome126¼28 20 4
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, Cuba
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Chocolate's final career bout as he announced his retirement on Dec. 19.
1938-03-20
128Fillo Echevarria124½73 14 7
Arena Polar, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Fernando Rios
Echevarria down in 7th
1937-12-23
128Johnny Mirabella127½12 21 6
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1937-11-06
127¾Young Chappie133¾19 27 4
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
As per Cuban newspaper Diario La Marina, the fight took place on the 6th -not the 11 as has often been reported- and the fight went the distance in spite of rain.
1937-09-05
125½Phil Baker13454 40 7
Estadio Tropical, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-08-19
127½Johnny DeFoe126¼23 16 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1937-08-16
129½Jimmy Tramberia132¾31 52 13
Hempstead Bowl, Hempstead, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 0:44
1937-08-13
129Joe Marciente12943 53 18
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-08-02
130Charley Gomer13362 38 10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-07-27
131Orville Drouillard13543 31 12
Braddock Bowl, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1937-07-20
131Young Chappie13318 21 3
Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-07-07
129¼Charley Gomer132¼62 37 10
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-07-02
130½Joe Marciente13043 51 18
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-06-18
128Al Gillette12841 67 12
Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Gillette was down seven times in the third round. The referee stopped the fight when he was floored for the second time in round four. Chocolate was punching had and looked good. From the Long Branch Daily Record (Herb Goldman).
1937-06-15
126½Young Chappie132½18 19 3
Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Chappie down in 6th
1937-06-02
128Al Reid12723 11 5
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan
Reid down in 1st and 9th rounds.
1937-05-25
130Henry Hook124½76 31 4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-04-09
128Frankie Anselm124½39 17 10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-03-27
127Allie Tedesco125¼14 10 2
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-03-18
128¼Joe Woods1365 6 0
Star Casino, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1937-03-09
127Bernie Friedkin12624 3 3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
Chocolate floored in the eighth round--no count started before he was back up. (Chicago Tribune)
1937-02-27
128Jimmy Lancaster128½14 5 6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1937-01-28
127½Johnny Mirabella127½11 17 2
Star Casino, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-01-19
127Tony Pagano1237 6 6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
1937-01-13
130½Johnny Erickson13231 36 7
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
From The Ring, April 1937, page 51.
1937-01-07
128¾Joe LaFauci133½37 11 10
Star Casino, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1936-12-26
126½Al Gillette12741 61 12
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1936-12-19
128½Johnny Erickson13131 35 7
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1936-12-07
129½Phil Baker129½53 30 7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1936-09-19
128Jose Santos12533 19 8
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-07-18
128Joey Brown12211 9 17
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-06-20
Johnny Erickson31 34 7
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-05-30
126Lew Feldman128½78 27 11
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-02-01
125Andy Martin124½55 17 8
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-11-30
Pelon Guerra9 11 3
Arena Polar, Havana, Cuba
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1935-09-03
Kid Jacksondebut
Havana, Cuba
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1935-07-04
Pete Nebo49 35 10
Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-03-17
126Simon Chavez12631 8 3
Caracas, Venezuela
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From El Boxeo Profesiona1, 1922-1981. edited by Luis E. Arias.
1935-01-19
127Cliff Boykin1264 11 1
Plaza de Toros, Maracay, Venezuela
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1934-11-05
130½Jerry Mazza12630 3 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-08-17
132Andre Sarilla130debut
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-07-31
132Buster Brown140½65 37 12
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1934-07-11
129½Petey Hayes12749 8 6
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Chocolate down 4 times total, twice in the third
July 10, 1934 -- Chocolate asks NYSAC to restore the Featherweight Title which had been stripped from him on Feb 20, 1934
1934-07-06
Johnny Erickson29 29 6
Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-06-28
130Frankie Marchese13328 43 15
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-05-29
126Emil Paluso126½50 14 5
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Frank Carlos
1934-05-22
128Tommy Paul13073 15 8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Mushy Callahan
1934-05-11
129Pete Nebo135½46 26 10
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-04-24
131Bobby Gray13167 37 31
Forman's Arena, San Jose, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-04-16
132Frankie Wallace13321 9 2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1933-12-25
130Frankie Klick127¾79 9 11
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO7/15
 L 
TKO
7/15
  
referee: Spud Murphy
World Junior-Lightweight Title
Recognized by PA Athletic Commission, title had been discontinued by NBA
1933-12-04
130Frankie Wallace13020 7 1
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
World Junior-Lightweight Title
1933-11-24
130Tony Canzoneri13393 14 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:30   referee: Arthur Donovan
1933-11-01
129Joe Ghnouly131½36 7 1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
1933-09-29
125Nic Bensa12574 32 15
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, France
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
referee: Rene Schemann
1933-08-02
125½Francois Machtens127½35 36 7
Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Juan Casanovas
1933-07-15
124½Nic Bensa126¾74 31 15
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-05-19
123½Seaman Tommy Watson125½91 3 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Pete Hartley   judges: George KellySidney Charlin
NYSAC World featherweight title
World Junior Lightweight Title
1933-05-01
124Johnny Farr13045 41 14
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe McGuigan
World Junior Lightweight Title,Pennsylvania sanctioned
Farr was down four times.
1932-12-09
125½Fidel LaBarba12467 12 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W MD15/15
 W  
MD
15/15
  
referee: Willie Lewis
NYSAC World featherweight title
World Junior Lightweight Title
"In 15 rounds of boxing packed with scintillating ringwork, both defensive and offensive, and carrying the added thrill of a champion almost toppled off his throne, Chocolate emerged with the decision over little LaBarba.... The majority of the 14,000 who witnessed the battle however disagreed." Two judges gave it to Chocolate while the referee made it a draw. The New York Times. (LaBarba severely injured an eye while training for this bout, resulting in its eventual removal.)
1932-11-29
128Johnny Alba131½17 12 8
Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-11-21
127¾Eddie Reilly13456 40 10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
"Reilly made a strong showing in the first five rounds, battling on fairly even terms, but his rival outclassed him in the next five". (New York Times).
1932-11-14
129½Pete Nebo134¾41 15 8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-10-13
125¾Lew Feldman125½46 9 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO12/15
 W  
KO
12/15
  
time: 2:45   referee: Patsy Haley
vacant NYSAC World featherweight title
World Junior Lightweight Title
1932-10-04
129Johnny Farr13345 38 14
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-09-15
127Frank Fariello141¼22 6 1
Municipal Stadium, Freeport, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-09-06
128Steve Smith13249 68 22
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: William McMinimenJ. Frank Montgomery
1932-09-01
128¾Frankie Marchese130½25 23 11
Municipal Stadium, Freeport, New York, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1932-08-10
126½Johnny Farr13145 37 14
Parkway Outdoor Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Piqua Daily Call (U.P. wire)
1932-08-04
127½Eddie Shea12862 15 5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
National Boxing Association World super featherweight title
Chocolate presented with title belt after the fight
1932-07-18
130¾Jack 'Kid' Berg13797 7 6
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LSD15/15
 L 
SD
15/15
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy
Judges split and referee voted for Berg
1932-06-22
131½Johnny Farr13445 35 14
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Al Grayber   judges: Lou MeiningerFreddie Lux
Results from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Farr floored in the second, fifth and eighth rounds.
1932-06-16
131½Roger Bernard131½43 11 4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-06-06
133Mike Sarko135½28 38 7
Bonacker's Stadium, Rensselaer, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-06-01
132¾Lew Feldman130½42 8 9
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Bob CunninghamWalter Kendall
1932-05-26
132Steve Smith13249 62 21
Belmont Park Arena, Garfield, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-05-16
131¾Mike Sarko136¾28 37 7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Young Otto   judges: George KellyCharles Draycott
1932-04-10
128½Davey Abad129¾49 26 11
Arena Polar, Havana, Cuba
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
National Boxing Association World super featherweight title
World Junior Lightweight Title
1932-03-06
126½Dominick Petrone130½48 28 16
Old Fronton, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-11-30
129½Maxie Leiner13337 25 12
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:35   referee: Danny Ridge
A benefit card for flyweight Black Bill, "who is now sightless." New York Times
1931-11-20
127½Tony Canzoneri13281 9 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LSD15/15
 L 
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.
1931-11-02
130½Lew Feldman13240 6 9
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Ed Smith
"[T]en of the most exciting rounds of lightweight fighting seen here in a long time." New York Times
1931-10-26
130½Buck Oliva136½17 21 9
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1931-10-21
131Al 'Rube' Goldberg13628 36 5
Hollywood Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1931-10-12
126½Steve Smith130¾49 57 20
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-10-01
128¼Joey Scalfaro12631 10 8
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:39   referee: Young Otto
National Boxing Association World super featherweight title
World Junior-Lightweight Title
1931-07-15
125½Benny Bass128½105 15 3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:58   referee: Leo Houck
National Boxing Association World super featherweight title
World Junior Lightweight Title
1931-06-29
129Harry Sankey125½62 26 13
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-06-17
128Maxie Leiner12837 23 11
Bronx Parkway Arena, White Plains, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
"Chocolate floored his rival six times, once in the first round, twice in the second and once each in the third, sixth and seventh." New York Times
1931-06-12
130Steve Smith129¾48 53 20
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1931-05-29
128George Goldberg12520 18 2
Stauch's Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
"Goldberg did not answer the bell for the seventh round, saying that he had injured his right hand. Chocolate led from the start of the bout, which marked his first appearance in the ring since his recent return to America." New York Times
1930-12-12
125Battling Battalino124½27 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan
NYSAC World featherweight title
1930-11-03
123Fidel LaBarba12440 7 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan   judges: Charles F. MathisonGeorge Kelly
1930-10-27
127Mickey Doyle12733 21 2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:22
1930-10-16
127½Benny Nabors131¾54 21 15
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:36
1930-08-07
124Jack 'Kid' Berg133¼81 4 5
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley 2-6   judges: Joe Agnello 3-5, Charles F. Mathison 7-2
1930-07-15
128½Luigi Quadrini126½49 15 14
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Benefit for the Negro Children's Camp in Peekskil, NY
1930-07-10
125Vic Burrone13041 28 13
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Jack Michaels
1930-07-02
126Dominick Petrone12544 26 16
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1930-04-28
124½Johnny Erickson12325 20 6
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Marsh
"Starting the fifth round, the third man in the ring warned the men to "fight or get out."... Again in the ninth he warned Chocolate that it was his last chance. The warnings had a certain good effect, but not to the desired extent." - Globe & Mail. "Vigorously warned several times during the bout to put a bit more win and wigor into his punches "The Keed" and his handlers vehemently declared that the Cuban wonder had sore hands and even further injured them during the bout." - Toronto Star. After an examination, The O.A.C.'s official physician said that "The left was undoubtedly injured."
1930-03-21
126¾Al Ridgeway12812 2 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:29
Chocolate dropped Ridgeway for four counts of nine.
1930-03-05
124¾Benny Hall12425 30 14
Plant Field, Tampa, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-02-23
124½Vic Burrone12540 25 13
Miramar Garden, Havana, Cuba
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Burrone floored six times.
1929-12-21
128½Johnny Lawson1338 12 3
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:24
1929-12-18
126½Dominick Petrone129½43 25 16
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jim Crowley   judges: George KellyBilly Joh
For the Fifth Avenue Boys Association Christmas Fund.
1929-12-10
127Herman Silverberg125½15 13 4
Uptown Lenox S.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:12
1929-11-27
126¼Eddie O'Dowd124¼60 26 14
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:30
1929-11-19
125Jim El Zaird128½15 22 6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-11-09
125Johnny Erickson12125 18 6
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-08-29
125Al Singer128¾42 5 2
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
Attendance 50000,Gate Receipts $225000
1929-08-07
123½Tommy Lorenzo12426 14 9
Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:35
1929-07-30
125Steve Smith12639 34 17
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Chocolate "simply out-sped and out-fought the ever-dangerous Smith." From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-07-19
126Milton Cohen123½39 17 8
Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-07-10
123Ignacio Fernandez125¼25 16 10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1929-06-24
122Jackie Johnston12432 11 5
Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:47   referee: Lou Marsh
Johnston's manager Eddie Williams reportedly declared that Chocolate would be knocked out, to which Chocolate's manager, Luis Guttierez, took exception. Guttierez countered that Chocolate would knock out Johnston in any round Williams selected. (Sometimes reported as "Jimmy Johnson.") Meanwhile, Matchmaker Playfair Brown took a huge financial loss; he had paid $3,000 for the preliminaries alone. The Globe
1929-06-18
122½Terry Roth12112 6 4
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Eddie Forbes
1929-06-05
120¼Gregorio Vidal118½33 2 4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Tommy Reilly
1929-05-22
121Fidel LaBarba120½31 4 4
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Lou Magnolia   judges: George KellyCharles F. Mathison
Judge Kelly voted a draw, while Referee Magnolia and Judge Mathison gave the fight to Chocolate. "Many persons in the crowd thought LaBarba had won the fight by a rousing last round rally and they booed the decision." Although the NYSAC had not officially designated this bout a bantamweight titular affair, it had "strongly advised" the boxers to weigh in at 118 pounds, but both boxers entered the ring overweight. The NYSAC then offered Panama Al Brown and Vidal Gregorio a similar title opportunity for June 18, when Brown was given the NYSAC's 'defending world champion' title. (United Press reports.)
1929-05-07
122Steve Smith125½38 32 17
Kingston Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Leo Houck   judges: Tom WalshEd Zweibel
1929-04-29
122Tommy Ryan12834 42 18
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:55   referee: Patsy Haley
Chocolate "dropped Ryan for a count of eight with a long left hook. As soon as Ryan arose he faced a terrific charge from the Negro, who rushed in, landed a left to the jaw, crossed his right, and the bout was over." (UP)(1:55)
1929-04-22
122Vic Burrone122¾39 22 11
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1929-04-12
120Bushy Graham121½75 11 6
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W DQ7/15
 W  
DQ
7/15
  
time: 2:04
1929-03-22
119½Johnny Vacca12132 14 4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh
Chocolate dropped Vacca in the 7th round, and Vacca sustained a cut over his left eye. The cut led to the referee awarding the fight to Chocolate in the 9th round. Source: Manitoba Free Press
1929-03-18
121Al Rackow12224 12 4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Jack Michaels
1929-03-09
123Phil O'Dowd12335 28 9
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:08
1929-02-24
123¼Chick Suggs12498 34 12
Nuevo Fronton, Havana, Cuba
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Colored World Featherweight Championship
Chocolate floored in the first round.
1928-12-22
120½Pancho Dencio123¼3 32 11
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:37
1928-12-17
121¼Emil Paluso11947 4 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:35   referee: Jim Crowley
1928-12-10
122Johnny Helstein12319 3 6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: William J O'Connor
1928-11-30
120Joey Scalfaro117½23 3 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1928-11-24
120Pinky May12039 12 16
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1928-11-19
120Jackie Schweitzer120½23 0 6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:44   referee: Jed Gahan
1928-11-08
119¼Pinky Silverberg11828 16 12
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1928-11-03
119Frisco Grande11816 20 3
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1928-10-29
121½Joey Ross117¼27 18 12
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:48
1928-10-10
118¼Eddie O'Dowd121¾51 18 10
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-10-01
121Johnny Erickson120½22 8 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-09-17
121¼Sammy Tisch120¾24 7 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1928-08-31
Mike Castle27 19 4
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
time: 2:59   referee: Steve Sullivan
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring August 8 at Mitchel Field, Mineola, NY.
1928-08-25
118Nick Mercer1229 29 6
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1928-08-15
Johnny Green47 10 6
Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1928-07-25
Nick DeSalvo16 50 17
Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1928-07-11
Eddie Enos20 15 8
Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
Chocolate's American debut. Often incorrectly recorded as occurring July 18.
1928-06-16
119Pablo Blanco125½12 1 1
Arena Colon, Havana, Cuba
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
From Havana newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1928-06-04
Jose 'Joe' Castillo3 6 1
Havana, Cuba
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
This fight is not listed in most record books. Castillo and Chocolate fought twice -in 1927 and 1928- with wrong date usually given on the first fight. Source is Havana's Diario de la Marina.
1928-05-14
Kid Saguita1 0 0
Gran Stadium, Camaguey, Cuba
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Fight originally scheduled for 12th but postponed due to rain. Saguita down in fourth round for count of six and twice in fifth round as per report in Diario De La Marina
1928-04-07
121¼Clemente 'Remache' Morales1216 3 1
Arena Colon, Havana, Cuba
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Venue and exact result from Havana newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1928-03-10
Angel Diaz28 24 7
Arena Colon, Havana, Cuba
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1928-03-03
120Kid Sotolongo124½1 1 0
Arena Colon, Havana, Cuba
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Chocolate's official pro debut
1928-02-11
121½Johnny Cruz120¼3 1 0
Arena Colon, Havana, Cuba
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
Semi-Professional Bout
1927-12-17
119½Jose 'Joe' Castillo120½2 3 0
Miramar Garden, Havana, Cuba
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Semi-Professional Bout. The contestants continued their fight in the locker room after Chocolate was declared the winner.
1927-10-22
Johnny Cruz1 0 0
Nuevo Fronton, Havana, Cuba
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
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