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Tommy Cross

W L D
45 25 8
9 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 79
rounds 629
KOs 11%
 
global ID 9460
birth nameThomas Ellis
aliasRooster Cross
debut1934-01-01
divisionlightweight
residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1942-11-06
146¼Jiggs Donohue14215 3 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1942-01-12
138Tippy Larkin13579 7 0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LKO6/8
 L 
KO
6/8
  
Larkin went into the ring without his trunks
1941-09-02
136½Aldo Spoldi14084 23 5
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
LTKO3/8
 L 
TKO
3/8
  
Bout stopped on a bad cut on Cross' eyebrow.
1941-08-04
136Leonard Bennett144½74 41 18
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-08-01
139Julie Kogon135¾46 14 8
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-07-14
138½Billy Davis141½15 9 4
Gardens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-05-13
139Julie Kogon13444 12 8
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1941-04-22
Ted Christie46 18 3
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
1941-04-01
131Abe Denner12827 9 1
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1941-03-24
138Harry Hurst134½20 0 2
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-03-13
137Mike Evans139¾28 3 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-02-20
138Charley Sulic1407 6 2
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-01-09
139½Buck Streator14011 3 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
1940-12-19
140Lennox Dingle13716 3 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1940-09-16
136¼Victor Troise140¼19 23 9
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1940-06-13
135Mike Kaplan14433 4 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
1940-04-08
139Paul Junior14582 8 4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1940-03-04
139½Tommy Speigal13469 20 6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1940-01-22
137George Zengaras13744 13 6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-12-06
137Joey Silva137½10 11 5
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-10-18
136½George Zengaras13542 11 6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-08-10
Mike Evans20 0 1
Cambria Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-05-22
136George Zengaras13535 10 6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1939-05-01
136Johnny Rohrig128¼36 13 8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-04-05
134Paul DeBello135½33 3 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1939-03-13
135Joey Ferrando14054 9 3
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Ferrando won decisively.
1939-03-09
134Teddy Baldwin13521 15 3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-02-15
135Al Nettlow13737 4 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-01-16
137Al Nettlow13936 4 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-11-28
136½Lou Ambers13876 6 7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1938-08-25
133Eddie Cool14192 25 14
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-08-19
134Gene Gallotto13727 21 4
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-07-29
134Mickey Duca13618 19 8
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-04-25
132Pedro Montanez137¼73 5 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-03-24
133Lew Massey13671 36 9
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-03-11
131Gene Gallotto133¼26 15 4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-03-07
132½Eddie Cool14092 24 14
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-01-20
133Norment Quarles135½43 11 4
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
1937-11-25
Mike Piskin14 4 1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC10/10
 N 
NC
10/10
  
Ruled no contest with "14 seconds of last round to go." (Mansfield News Journal)
1937-11-12
132Tony Fernandez13310 7 2
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Bout stopped after Fernandez took two nine counts and sustained a badly cut mouth. New York Times
1937-11-04
135½Midget Wolgast139½141 28 15
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Wolgast was knocked down in the 1st round.
1937-10-07
133½Charley Gomer133½63 40 10
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-09-01
131¼Pete Galiano138½18 25 7
Cambria Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-08-18
132¼Al Casimini136¼35 20 8
Cambria Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1937-07-27
131Al Casimini13635 19 8
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-06-15
134½Benny Bass130½152 25 5
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-05-13
131Midget Wolgast136140 25 14
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
1937-03-11
133¾Lew Massey13568 31 7
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-02-25
133Midget Wolgast138139 25 14
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-01-28
130Norman Rahn14013 12 6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-01-10
Charley Gomer60 30 10
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Exact date and location unknown.
1937-01-01
132Eddie McGeever13828 9 7
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-12-11
133Lou Alpert13212 13 4
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1936-11-13
132½Eddie McGeever13525 9 7
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
McGeever received the decision, as shown in The Ring, February 1937, page 58. Also reported in Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1936-10-16
130Johnny DeFoe12823 13 9
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-10-09
131Pete Galiano13612 21 6
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1936-09-11
130Pete Galiano13212 20 6
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid)
1936-08-26
Dom Burrone15 4 3
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From The Ring, November 1936, page 42.
1936-05-25
130½Harry Booker13421 12 3
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1936-05-11
135½Tony Muscarello1296 5 0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1936-04-29
George Dixon II6 2 2
Chicago Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1935-12-06
Gene Gallotto16 2 3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1935-08-27
Meyer Rowan18 12 3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1935-02-28
128Joey Evans133debut
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1935-01-17
Rudy Hollis1 3 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1934-12-07
Tommy Mollis14 6 1
New Albert Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From notes by Laurence Fielding.
1934-12-06
Ruby Budman9 4 3
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1934-10-19
126½Frankie Hayes128½30 29 5
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1934-10-05
Jeff Furrone2 1 2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the Wilmington Evening Journal (Laurence Fielding).
1934-09-14
Billy Purnell45 22 5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-09-04
129Eddie Cooper1293 6 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-08-10
135Vincent Reed13214 4 1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-07-21
129Speedy Dixon1350 1 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding). Evidently this was one of a series of programs intended for the development of new talent, even though held in a very large baseball stadium.
1934-07-12
126Claude Cirilli1251 0 0
Delaware County Arena, Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1934-04-09
Tommy Mollis12 4 1
New Albert Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From notes of Laurence Fielding. Also scheduled to fight on this program: Dennis Moody v. Harry Dillon, 8; Johnny Rucker v. Willie Green, 6.
1934-03-12
Jackie Thomas3 1 1
New Albert Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1934-02-27
Billy Purnell40 20 4
New Albert Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940. Cross's opponent was referred to as "Young Kid Norfolk."
1934-02-12
Willie Green0 1 0
New Albert Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1934-01-01
126¾Gene Gallotto125½debut
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
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