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Archie Bell
Global ID10084
sexmale
birthdate 1904-11-12
death date 1988-04-15 (83)
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placeBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth nameArchie Sapon
won 50 (KO 6) + lost 19 (KO 2) + drawn 13 = 86
rounds boxed 642
Newspaper Decisions won 7 : lost 4 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 98
Total Bouts 98 KO% 6.12
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-01-06Baby Arizmendi40-4-6
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
World Featherweight Title
California Version
Last-known documented bout for Bell

1932-12-02Baby Arizmendi38-4-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
World Featherweight Title
California Version

1932-09-30Al Citrino30-4-8
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
1932-07-08Conrado Conde17-8-4
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWPTS66
1932-03-11Johnny Pena47-17-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1931-08-18Newsboy Brown49-7-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS88
1931-07-15Gregorio Vidal49-9-4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADTD710
Bout halted because of threat of rain, which would have canceled the main event between Benny Bass and Kid Chocolate.
1931-06-18Jimmy Thomas23-8-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Jock Simcoe | judge: Lou Meininger
1931-05-20Pete Sanstol73-2-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLUD1010
World Bantamweight Title
Per the Montreal Athletic Commission & Canadian Boxing Federation, after Panama Al Brown allegedly had ignored Sanstol's numerous challenges.
Sanstol's "masterpiece," The Ring magazine, August 1931.
Sanstol becomes Norway's first and only boxing World Champion.

1931-04-13Midget Wolgast72-6-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber
1931-02-12Red Hooks15-23-11
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1931-01-12Hymie Wiseman15-0-1
Des Moines, Iowa, USALNWS1010
Wiseman won the newspaper decision. (Des Moines Register)
1930-11-03Willie Davies103-12-13
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Frank Brown | judge: Freddie Lux
Davis floored in the tenth and last round, but up before the referee could start a count. Monessen Daily Independent.
1930-10-17Johnny Pena32-14-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1930-10-03Johnny Pena32-14-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1930-07-28Charley Raymond38-8-3
Henderson's Bowl, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1930-05-16Domenico Bernasconi33-10-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
"Judged by the outburst of condemnation, not an observer in the paid assemblage agreed with the verdict. So noisy and sustained was the demonstration, in fact, that announcer Joe Humphries found it impossible to introduce the principals in the semi-final."
New York Times.

1930-04-07Jackie Rodgers19-16-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1930-01-24Tommy Paul36-2-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
referee: Al Day
Referee scored it 7-1-2 rounds for Paul.
1930-01-17Harry Fierro14-7-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWDQ610
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-01-06Eugene Huat32-9-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Danny Ridge | judge: Charles W. Dingee | judge: Walter Kendall
Huat's American debut as a bantamweight. Bell gave Huat "an artistic beating." New York Times
1929-10-11Nel Tarleton53-6-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1929-07-31Johnny Erickson25-15-6
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1929-06-11Bushy Graham75-12-6
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
referee: Frank Floyd | judge: Larry Kendig | judge: Tommy Walsh
Floyd called it a draw Kendig and Walsh voted for Graham (Observer-Dispatch).
By August of this year Graham was considered the World Bantamweight Champion by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission. (New York Times, Aug. 27, 1929, p. 23.) Did he win that title with this bout?

1929-05-22Tony Ross16-14-4
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWDQ110
1929-05-16Johnny Dunn33-18-5
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-04-01Jimmy Doyle21-16-8
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO210
time: 0:25 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
1929-02-08Joey Scalfaro24-3-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Bell was down for a count of six in the first round.
1929-01-11Jack Dombrowski10-9-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS66
1928-11-14Billy Shaw7-8-1
Detroit, Michigan, USALDQ8
1928-09-22Pinky Silverberg27-14-12
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1928-06-14Young Nationalista42-28-19
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-03-23Kid Francis62-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-01-27Vic Burrone36-15-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-12-01Kid Francis60-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1927-11-21Vic Burrone36-14-11
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1927-10-26Johnny Vacca26-10-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1927-10-18Kid Lencho12-10-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO510
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-09-20Ignacio Fernandez15-4-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was not a 5-rounder, as shown here previously.
1927-08-30Dominick Petrone27-11-11
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-06-30Alf Kid Pattenden14-1-2
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Source: Boxing 05/07/1927 pages 370, 372, 373 and 374
1927-06-02Alf Kid Pattenden14-1-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
Western Daily Press - Friday 03 June 1927
1927-05-05Teddy Baldock54-1-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: Sam Russell
World Bantamweight Title
Billed for the British version of World Bantamweight title (118lbs)
Three months before, Charley "Phil" Rosenberg had forfeited the Undisputed World Title by appearing in a title bout overweight. By virtue of this bout with Bell, Baldock was declared the World Champ by the British boxing authorities. (Bell would later face Pete Sanstol for another version of the bantam crown.)
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 06 May 1927 P 17

1927-03-26Johnny Vacca26-7-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1927-01-03Jackie Cohen9-3-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1926-10-01Jimmy McDermott7-1-1
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1926-09-10Midget Smith31-27-5
DePaul University Athletic Field, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
This was a 10-rounder according to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1926-08-19Midget Smith31-27-4
DePaul University Athletic Field, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1926-08-06Bobby Hughes24-25-19
DePaul University Athletic Field, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
"Bell had the advantage of height and reach and put Hughes down for two counts in the eighth, but was unable to score a knockout. Hughes came back and fought Bell to a standstill in the last two rounds. They weighed in under 120 pounds."
New York Times, August 7, p. 8.

1926-06-25Tony Canzoneri21-0-2
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO56
referee: Jim Crowley
Referee Crowley stopped the bout because Bell was suffering from a serious gash over his left eye.
1926-04-26Willie Spencer23-44-17
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-03-25Harry Forbes18-3-10
NCND88
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1926-03-12Jackie London3-0-0
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS66
Newspaper win from from the Chicago Tribune.
1926-02-25Johnny Croak0-3-0
NCND66
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1926-02-19Pete Sarmiento31-10-8
East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Sarmiento won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1926-01-19Joe Cavanaugh
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO18
referee: Jerry Moore | judge: Dave Nelligan | judge: Pat Moran
1925-12-19Ray Rychell0-1-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw (Chicago Tribune)
1925-11-13Ray Rychell0-1-0
East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper verdict from the Chicago Tribune
1925-10-16Sammy Ratner
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
This was a newspaper decision, not an official verdict as previously shown here. (Chicago Tribune).
1925-09-25Harold Smith8-3-1
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision provided by the Chicago Tribune.
1925-08-31Connie Curry9-3-3
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Bell won the newspaper decision. (Chicago Tribune)
1925-08-24Billy Knowles2-6-1
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWTKO44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1925-08-10Eddie Oliver4-8-1
WPTS66
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1925-07-31Jimmy McDermott4-0-1
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1925-07-24Lou Denny0-1-0
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS66
Report in the Chicago Tribune.
1925-07-10Carl Felber
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS66
(Chicago Tribune)
1925-06-30Joey Ross11-1-7
New York, New York, USAWPTS66
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1925-06-26Don Carson3-8-0
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USAWKO56
referee: Phil Collins
1925-06-12Max Delfino1-0-1
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS44
Source: Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was the only preliminary bout held because of rain.
1925-05-11Dominick Petrone10-4-3
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS66
1925-04-20Dominick Petrone10-3-3
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1925-04-11Mike Durano9-4-3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS66
1925-04-10Eddie Levy1-1-2
WPTS66
Precise date & location unknown at present.
1925-04-06Dominick Petrone10-3-2
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS66
1925-01-25Mickey Lewis2-1-0
NCND88
Precise date & location unknown at present.
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