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Bushy Graham
Global ID10091
sexmale
birthdate 1903-06-18
death date 1982-08-05 (79)
divisionbantamweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach64″   /   163cm
aliasMickey Garcia
country USA
residenceUtica, New York, USA
birth placeUtica, New York, USA
birth nameAngelo Geraci
won 102 (KO 39) + lost 19 (KO 3) + drawn 8 = 129
rounds boxed 922
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 1 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 80
Total Bouts 137 KO% 28.47
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1937-07-26Willie Hines35-39-9
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWKO28
time: 0:36 | referee: Louis Marks | judge: Sailor Pacilio | judge: Jimmy Riccio
(Utica Daily Press)
1936-11-27Enrico Venturi50-8-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1936-08-17Joey Zodda47-30-5
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWKO28
1936-06-15Johnny Jadick90-42-8
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWPTS88
Jadick down 3 times.
1936-06-01Orville Drouillard38-22-9
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWTKO78
1936-04-17Tony Herrera79-22-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO210
1936-02-28Pete Nebo49-38-10
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWTKO28
time: 1:56 | referee: Louis Marks | judge: Sailor Pacilio | judge: Earl Blair
(Utica Daily Press)
1936-02-07Leo Rodak25-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1935-12-18Steve Smith54-74-23
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS88
Graham won every round.
1935-11-06Eddie Zivic31-8-4
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS88
1935-10-15Honeyboy Hughes13-8-4
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS66
1935-09-09Johnny Alba37-30-10
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWPTS66
1935-08-19Tommy Howells19-4-4
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWTKO26
referee: Louis Marks
Howells down five times.
1934-05-11Mickey Genaro24-47-6
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS66
1934-03-26Frankie Marchese28-40-15
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS66
1933-09-29Pedro Lorenzo4-13-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS88
1932-04-08Tommy Paul55-7-6
Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
One of the two bouts on the card of an elimination tournament sanctioned by the NBA to determine a successor to Bat Battalino as Featherweight Champion.
1931-11-19Battling Battalino36-12-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO110
time: 1:44 | referee: Eddie Purdy | judge: W.A. Battyle | judge: R.A. Gowdy
1931-09-24Battling Battalino35-10-2
Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWSD1010
referee: Lou Bauman
2 of the 3 judges voted for Graham.
1931-07-17Emil Paluso50-10-5
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWTKO810
"Graham collapsed after Paluso refused to fight in the eighth round, the effects of several low blows given as the cause." Source: AP
1931-05-11Hymie Wiseman19-0-1
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Oelwein Daily Register (U.P. wire)
1931-04-22Johnny Datto78-37-34
Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1931-04-06Johnny Farr44-30-13
State Fair Grounds, Columbus, Ohio, USAWTKO810
referee: Jack Dempsey
1931-03-16Yamie Katz16-3-6
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWTKO68
time: 0:29
1931-01-02Davey Abad46-22-10
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from The Ring, March 1931, page 62.
1930-11-14Tommy Paul41-3-6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Louis Marks | judge: Howard L. Bancroft | judge: Jimmy Riccio
1930-08-20Johnny Vacca39-23-5
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWPTS1010
Graham was knocked down in the first round; Vacca in the fifth and seventh.
1930-07-15Milton Cohen39-22-8
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWKO310
time: 1:30
Because of the one-sidedness of the fight rumors circulated after the bout that Graham's opponent had been an imposter. Research by the Utica Observer-Dispatch, however, found that he was the 'real' Milton Cohen.
1930-06-06Al Rackow17-21-2
Watertown, New York, USAWPTS1010
1930-05-28Fidel LaBarba39-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
This bout "deteriorated into a pursuit race with LaBarba filling the role of pursuer. Hardly more than one round of good, solid-fighting was crowded into the time occupied by the ten sessions." New York Times, May 28, p. 24.
1930-04-25Battling Battalino22-3-2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1930-04-09Billy Shaw12-10-2
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO110
1930-02-06Al Rackow16-19-2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO310
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-01-29Freddie Miller67-4-2
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USADPTS1010
Miller was down three times in the 10th (Oneonta Star). It was the first time Miller had been knocked down. Winnipeg Free Press
1929-11-01Cecil Payne11-6-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Reno Evening Gazette)
1929-09-20Andy Martin40-8-7
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Sheehan
1929-08-26Gregorio Vidal35-4-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
"Graham won eight of the ten rounds but was on the canvas twice. He slipped in the second round and was upset by a glancing right in the eighth. He took no count either time." (UP) Graham said to be the World Bantamweight Champion as recognized in PA
1929-08-19Eddie O'Dowd60-23-14
Haft's Acre, Columbus, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1929-06-11Archie Bell39-10-10
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
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?

1929-05-15Young Montreal62-34-8
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWSD1010
referee: Jack Fennell
Providence News 16 May 1929 p16
1929-04-12Kid Chocolate29-0-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USALDQ715
time: 2:04
1929-03-18Eddie O'Dowd56-20-12
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1929-02-13Babe Kellar9-4-2
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO210
time: 1:12
1928-10-05Young Montreal60-33-8
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Morrison
1928-09-11Fidel LaBarba24-4-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1928-08-21California Joe Lynch46-47-37
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO710
Also reported as a sixth-round KO on August 21. Can anyone clarify?
1928-08-14Charlie Pinto27-27-18
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-07-24Billy Kowalik8-1-3
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD66
referee: William J O'Connor
1928-07-10Tommy Ryan32-36-18
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWTKO510
referee: Tommy Gorman
1928-05-23Corporal Izzy Schwartz52-24-11
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: George Patrick
vacant NYSAC World bantamweight title
vacant National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
"Throughout the first ten rounds, Schwartz, boxing like a little major, won three rounds and held his bigger foe even in two others. But as the fight wore on, and Bushy made every use of his weight advantage, Izzy tired and fell under the grueling pace." (AP)
1928-05-12Pete Zivic37-27-10
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWKO4
A duplication of this fight, dated November 28, 1929,has been deleted.
1928-03-22Joe Ryder27-32-12
Armory, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1927-02-04Charley Phil Rosenberg29-17-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
NYSAC World bantamweight title
1926-12-17Tony Canzoneri29-1-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: Harold Barnes | judge: Joe Agnello
1926-11-05Giovanni Salerno5-8-4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: King Mahoney
1926-09-21Young Montreal56-27-8
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USALPTS1212
Attendance: 9,000. This was a close fight. Young Montreal jabbed Bushy's left eye from the first round and eventually closed it by the fourth. Graham carried the fight to Montreal throughout and the pair fought a torrid last two rounds before the decision. Utica Daily Press
1926-09-07Young Montreal56-26-8
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1212
1926-09-02Chick Suggs86-17-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-08-24Tommy Ryan24-19-13
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWUD1010
1926-08-16Davey Abad29-11-8
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: King Mahoney | judge: George Dufore | judge: Robert Benjamin
1926-08-05Dominick Petrone19-7-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
time: 0:45
Petrone was unable to continue because of a dislocated shoulder.
1926-07-30Joe Ryder23-24-11
Chadwick Park, Albany, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-06-08Eddie O'Dowd33-13-7
Syracuse A.C., Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Jack Michaels | judge: J. Cody Waller | judge: George Dufore
1926-05-25Dominick Petrone18-6-7
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO1010
time: 0:15
Petrone due to a bad shoulder was forced to withdraw fifteen seconds into the round (New York Times).
1926-05-17Frankie Genaro43-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-03-30California Joe Lynch41-26-34
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1010
referee: Alex Sinclair
The Toronto Star and The Globe & Mail scored the fight for Graham. "The decision is neither here nor there, Graham won it, and the crowd knew it, and they bawled their disapproval in no uncertain tones." - Toronto Star. "Graham is the most unorthodox boxer to be seen in a Toronto ring in years. His hands dangle loosely at his sides, and he does very little covering, preferring to block and depends on his speed for protection." - Globe & Mail
1926-03-26Johnny Rosen2-7-2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO110
time: 1:20
1926-03-17Tommy Ryan24-16-12
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1212
referee: Al Forbes
1926-02-01Tommy Ryan22-16-12
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALDQ310
referee: Patsy Haley
1926-01-22California Joe Lynch41-23-34
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Graham faught as Mickey Garcia.
1925-11-24Willie Spencer22-40-16
Knickerbocker A.C. Arena, Albany, New York, USAWKO5
1925-10-14Joe Ryder23-20-11
Manhattan S.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-09-19Frankie Fasano12-9-2
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO310
1925-08-24Bud Taylor35-3-3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1212
referee: Tommy Sheridan | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Harold Barnes
Graham Fought as Mickey Garcia
1925-07-31Bud Taylor35-3-3
Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, USALNWS1010
referee: Jimmy Gardner
(New York Times)(Chicago Tribune) Graham was floored in round one for "seven," then went down for "nine." He should have been disqualified, but the referee let it continue. Graham came back and made it a good fight, even dropping Taylor for "no count" in round nine. The Tribune scored it four rounds for Taylor, two for Graham, and four even.
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