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Joe Ghnouly

W L D
69 30 9
14 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 108
rounds 913
KOs 12%
 
global ID 9605
aliasSt. Louis Bearcat
born 1911-06-27
death date1971-12-01 / age 60
debut1928-05-01 / age 16
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
residence
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
120 90 11 1 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1941-08-18
134¾Nick Castiglione138¼16 13 3
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
1941-07-21
133½Floyd Hagen13725 9 2
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
Hagen down for the count of eight in the 2nd round. From The Ring, October 1941, page 57.
1941-07-15
Jackie Nelsondebut
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
From The Ring, October 1941, page 63.
1941-06-09
137Al Dorlac136½6 8 2
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1941-04-30
135½Sugar Ray Robinson13515 0 0
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LTKO3/8
 L 
TKO
3/8
  
time: 2:07
1941-03-26
137Pete Lello13642 8 6
Gary, Indiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-03-03
Gene Spencer29 11 11
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
"Spencer received a cut over his eye in the early rounds and his handlers signaled the referee during the rest period at the end of the sixth to call a halt." (The Ring, May 1941, page 53)
1941-02-05
Joe Doty17 27 2
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Doty declined to come out for the third round after "taking a lacing and boxing lesson."
1941-01-06
Eddie Scott41 27 3
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
From The Ring, March 1941, page 56.
1940-12-09
Willie Joyce27 2 6
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Dick Patton 50-50   judges: FC Patton 51-49, Roscoe Hemstock 51-49
1940-10-03
135Billy Mims14512 12 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1940-09-07
135½Al Bummy Davis14737 1 2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO7/8
 L 
TKO
7/8
  
time: 1:04
Ghnouly had absorbed a sound beating when the bout was stopped, according to the New York Times.
1940-05-06
136Al Gauthier13867 32 2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W SD8/8
 W  
SD
8/8
  
referee: Joe Gelinas   judges: Harmon SmithPhonse Noiseaux
1940-04-04
136Lew Feldman135112 50 18
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-03-07
136Woody Boord1367 10 2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1940-02-22
137Lew Feldman137111 48 17
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-02-12
135Julio Gonzales134½4 28 7
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Dave Goggin   judges: Jack CunninghamEmmett Rooney
1940-01-15
136½Dodo Woods1414 0 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-01-04
135½Henry Armstrong136¾104 12 6
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LKO5/15
 L 
KO
5/15
  
time: 0:34
World Welterweight Title
Ghnouly down three times in the first round and again in the fourth. (The New York Times.) Also reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid).
1939-11-16
135Abe Denner12921 5 0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-10-20
137Frankie Reese13725 20 3
Stanley Arena, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-03-24
134½Paul Junior137½64 7 2
Stanley Arena, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-03-03
135Mike Kaplan13821 3 3
Stanley Arena, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Weight of the fighters and number of rounds from the Fresno Bee. Also from the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-01-17
Eddie Alzek41 15 4
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1938-12-01
133Pat Foley13726 4 3
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-08-25
Lou Lombardi27 17 0
West New York, New Jersey, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Referee Andy Brown awarded Lombardi four rounds, two to Ghnouly, and two were even. Often incorrectly listed in Lombardi's record as a KO-1.
1938-07-21
132Sammy Julian13420 8 3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1938-07-13
Nunzio Bisogno13 6 3
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1938-04-01
135Carl Guggino13579 21 19
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1938-03-04
134Johnny Morro13525 9 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1937-11-20
135Lew Feldman133¾93 38 15
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1937-10-30
Al Dunbar43 39 5
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
1937-09-21
131½Eddie McGeever139¾36 13 9
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1937-09-16
132½Young Chappie136½18 25 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1937-08-13
132Frankie Terranova132½26 31 2
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1937-07-19
131½Tommy Speigal13432 4 4
Mayo Island, Richmond, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-06-12
136Joe Coego13325 12 6
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-05-03
132Howard Scott13548 18 10
Miami, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-04-18
130Tommy Speigal13529 3 4
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-03-25
128½Snag Trowbridge132½31 25 10
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-03-04
130Johnny Cruz135½34 20 4
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-02-25
129½Tony Monin13735 44 18
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1937-02-18
Sixto Morales26 9 1
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-06-17
Joey Alcanter14 2 2
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1936-05-22
131Eddie Zivic134½33 11 5
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-04-29
132½Joey Alcanter13413 2 1
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Missouri State Lightweight Title
1936-04-15
132Ray Sharkey1347 0 0
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1936-03-03
133Jimmy Garrison13610 1 2
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1936-01-21
135Frankie Cross134debut
Arena, Alton, Illinois, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1935-09-13
135½Tony Canzoneri137110 16 8
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
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.
1935-08-05
133½Bus Breese13533 4 5
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-07-17
133½Davey Day132½33 2 3
Muehlebach Field, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-06-03
Willie Davies16 21 4
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-05-10
132½Cleto Locatelli136¼66 11 7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-04-24
130½Pat Kissinger1356 2 0
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1935-03-14
133½Eddie Cool134½73 16 8
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1935-03-01
135Joey Alcanter13611 1 1
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-01-07
136Baby Tiger Flowers13429 10 16
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-11-30
135Kid Moro13412 13 7
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
The Associated Press originally reported a points win for Moro. It corrected the error December 6.
1934-07-09
135Herb Bishop133½44 18 5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald July 10, 1934
1934-05-21
131¾Jimmy Kelso138¾42 29 11
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald May 22, 1934
1934-04-30
132Tod Morgan13797 26 29
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald May 1 1934
1934-04-09
132½Jimmy Kelso13842 28 11
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald April 10 1934
1933-11-24
131Cocoa Kid13537 8 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1933-11-01
131½Kid Chocolate12991 5 1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
1933-10-18
133Roger Bernard13249 16 7
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-10-04
132¾Al Foreman132½99 18 10
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Joe Glickman
The referee stopped the bout after Foreman's seconds explained that he could not continue. A bone of the bridge of Foreman's nose was broken in the second round, and he was practically blind for five rounds. Montreal Herald
1933-09-19
132Bob Laurence130½18 7 0
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Incorrectly recorded as a 10-rounder occurring Sept. 23.
1933-08-04
135Carmen Roman1352 4 1
West New York, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-07-28
132Frankie Marchese13326 32 14
Nyack, New York, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1933-05-03
133Barney Ross13742 2 2
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Not May 4, as often reported.
1933-03-08
Benny Bass117 18 4
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Walter Heisner
1933-02-07
133Battling Shaw133½56 13 8
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-01-20
Cecil Payne31 13 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1932-12-27
133Benny Garcia133½21 14 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
referee: Benny Whitman
1932-10-25
Roger Bernard43 12 5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-09-21
130Albert Ladou129½22 2 2
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-08-29
131¼Battling Shaw13453 11 8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-08-22
128¾Davey Abad133½53 28 11
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Moran
1932-07-11
130Battling Shaw134¾51 10 8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LKO9/10
 L 
KO
9/10
  
referee: Jimmy Moran
1932-07-02
Julius Berneodebut
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-04-18
Johnny Kaiser37 10 2
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From The Ring, July 1932, page 63.
1932-03-21
Herman Follins24 7 5
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1932-02-09
129Freddie Miller12584 7 4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-12-03
Johnny Farr44 34 14
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1931-11-04
Johnny Kaiser34 8 2
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1931-10-23
128Lou Terry13122 5 5
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Ring January 1932 p57
1931-10-10
Tommy Dell3 4 1
Nyack, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-09-28
Davey Abad47 23 10
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Title?
1931-08-26
Davey Abad47 23 10
Battery D Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Ghnouly won the newspaper decision. (Daily Nortwestern)
1931-06-29
Joey Costa12 0 5
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-06-22
127¾Sammy Farber12338 9 4
Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1931-05-22
129½Jimmy Turco128½11 5 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1931-05-11
Solly LaFura3 1 1
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1931-04-13
California Joe Rivers3 3 0
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
Correct Joe Rivers uncertain.
1931-03-03
Jimmy Batchelor3 6 1
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1931-02-20
126Johnny LaBua126½17 8 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1931-01-26
Tommy Dell3 3 1
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1931-01-05
Ray Meyers12 1 1
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-11-28
123Jimmy Ireland12221 4 2
Albany St. Theatre, Schenectady, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1930-11-15
128Johnny LaBua13015 7 1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1930-11-10
Tommy Dell3 2 1
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1930-10-03
Jack Thomas1 5 2
USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1930-09-24
Joe Genet2 3 2
Akron, Ohio, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1930-08-21
Jack Terranova7 14 3
USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1930-03-28
Matty White33 9 3
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
From The Ring, June 1930, page 58.
1930-03-10
Paul Steadman4 4 0
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
From The Ring, May 1930, page 57.
1930-01-10
Kid Lencho16 17 6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Exact date in 1930 unknown.
1929-09-26
Paul Steadman3 4 0
Battery D Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
This bout is listed in Ghnouly's published records (Everlast Boxing Record and the Andrews series) as occurring in St. Louis in 1930, undated. However, it appears probable that it occurred in 1929, the results of all the early-1930 programs in St. Louis being known. The presently shown date is a guess.
1929-07-22
Denver Kid18 5 5
Battery D Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
The date shown here is a guess, but plausible since a program in St. Louis occurred then.
1929-05-21
Mickey Dugan15 13 8
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
This fight is shown in Ghnouly's published record (Everlast Boxing Record, 1931 edition), undated, as a win over "Mickey Guggan." The date shown here is a guess, but plausible. Verification is needed.
1929-03-15
Denver Kid16 4 5
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1929-01-18
118Billy Knowles1162 20 2
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times. Knowles's name is misspelled as "Nolles" in Ghnouly's published records in the Everlast Boxing Record.
1928-12-18
Denver Kid16 4 4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the United Press
1928-12-03
Denver Kid16 4 4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the United Press
1928-10-08
Ray Palmerdebut
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from The Ring, December 1928, page 33.
1928-06-21
Jimmy Rousseaudebut
Battery A Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
This fight is from Ghnouly's published record, Everlast Boxing Record, 1931 edition, page 287. However, the result is shown as a win for Ghnouly, whereas (if held in St. Louis, as given in the record book) it must have been a newspaper decision. The date is not shown in the record book, so the date used here is a guess, but the date is one on which a St. Louis program was held.
1928-06-01
Troy Vidaldebut
Battery A Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
This fight is shown in Ghnouly's published record in the Everlast Boxing Record, 1931 edition, as occurring in St. Louis, but the date is not given. A program was held in St. Louis on this date.
1928-05-24
Paul Longdebut
Battery A Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
This fight is shown in Ghnouly's published record (Everlast Boxing Record, 1931 edition). The date is a guess, but a program was held in St. Louis on the date shown.
1928-05-01
Paul Longdebut
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
This fight is shown in Ghnouly's published record (Everlast Boxing Record as occurring in St. Louis, date not given. If in St. Louis it must have been a newspaper decision. A program was held on the date shown, but it is a guess that Ghnouly and Long fought then.
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