Joe Choynski
Global ID10540
birthdate 1868-11-08
death date 1943-01-24 (74)
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
aliasChrysanthemum Joe
country USA
residenceSan Francisco, California, USA
won 55 (KO 39) + lost 15 (KO 11) + drawn 5 = 79
rounds boxed 450
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost 3 : drawn
rounds boxed 28
Total Bouts 84 KO% 46.43

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1904-11-21Jack Williams15-6-3
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision iin favor of Choynski provided by Philadelphia Item.
1904-01-19Kid Carter37-22-8
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO115
Both Carter and Choynski were arrested after this fight by the Boston Police in order "to stop all boxing exhibitions and prize fighting in Boston." (Durango Democrat)
1903-11-16Marvin Hart19-3-0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"Marvin Hart and Joe Choyinski (sic) went six rounds to a draw at the Washington Sporting Club. The bout was a fast one, both men taking severe punishment and both bleeding freely at the close." (Daily Herald) The Philadelphia Item reported that Hart was the winner.
1903-08-07Nick Burley46-12-7
D.A.A.A. Amphitheater , Dawson City, Yukon Territory, CanadaWKO710
The Yukon Sun, August 8, 1903.
1903-06-25Nick Burley45-12-7
D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, CanadaLKO210
time: 2:29 | referee: Joe Boyle
The Yukon Sun, June 26, 1903.
1903-03-30Philadelphia Jack O'Brien63-2-9
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"Jack O'Brien,of this city, last night outpointed Joe Choynski in a six-round bout. Choynski was no match for O'Brien, whose failure to score a knockout was due to the lack of force behind his blows. Choynski started well, but appeared to lose heart under O'Brien unceasing rain of left-hand jabs. From the second until the last round, Choynski's only object seemed to be to stay the limit. The third and fourth rounds were particularly tame and the referee warned the men. In the sixth O'Brien was more aggressive and subjected his opponent to a severe drubbing, but his jabs and punches lacked the power to put Choysnki to sleep." (Fort Wayne News)
1903-01-26Peter Maher124-10-4
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-12-01Frank Childs38-6-7
Lyceum A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-09-29Philadelphia Jack O'Brien57-2-9
America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1902-05-02Al Weinig22-9-3
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO620
referee: George Siler
Choynski was groggy in the third round and was saved by the bell; it appeared Weining was winning going into the sixth round. Weining was floored twice in the sixth being being knocked out. He was "out" for several minutes. Los Angeles Times
1902-03-24Kid Carter30-14-7
American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALKO16
time: 2:35 | referee: Malachy Hogan
Carter took over Choynski's claim for American 170lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
"Choynski reached Carter's jaw with both hands at least twenty times and had the Brooklyn man staggering when the latter made a desperate lunge with his right for Choynski. The blow landed in the pit of Choynski's stomach and doubled him up. Before he could straighten himself out Carter chopped him with right on the jaw. Choynski went down but came to his feet staggering, barely able to hold his hands up. Instead of endeavoring to clinch, Choysnki stood off and began slugging. Carter, who had recovered from the terrible beating he had received, was the stronger and after missing several desparate swings finally landed full right swing on Choynski's jaw. The blow had such force that it lifted Choynski clear off his feet and he went down on top of his head. It was though for a time that he was seriously injured but with the assistance of a physician his handlers brought him to his senses after he had been unconscious fully ten minutes." (Durango Democrat)

1902-03-07Wild Bill Hanrahan9-11-2
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO520
Choynski claimed American 170lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1901-02-25Jack Johnson5-1-2
Harmony Hall, Galveston, Texas, USAWKO320
referee: Herbert Bernau
1900-11-02Fred Russell11-4-2
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWDQ410
referee: Frank Cullen
Blinded by blood from cuts over both eyes, Russell knocked out Choynski after the bell and was disqualified. The fight had been a rough one throughout, both men being thrown to the canvas more than once. Joe was out cold for more than 5 minutes.
1900-08-08John Matthews0-2-1
Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS33
Record indicates Choynski fought Smith and Matthews on the same day.
1900-08-08Jimmy Smith7-3-1
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO2
1900-05-08Tom Sharkey34-3-6
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO36
referee: Malachy Hogan
A left to the jaw dropped Choynski just as the bell ended the second round. When he tried to answer for the third round, Choynski fell over onto his back, and Referee Hogan awarded the bout to Sharkey. National Police Gazette, May 26, 1900.
1900-02-23Joe Walcott61-6-8
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO725
time: 0:38 | referee: Johnny White
"The betting made Choynski a prohibitive favorite, odds of 100 to 30 being freely laid on his chances, but after the first round, in which Choynski went to the floor five times, the odds shifted, and at the beginning of the second round Walcott was a 2-1 favorite. The fight was stopped by Referee Johnny White, who declared Walcott the winner. White said afterward that he felt that another blow would have put Choynski out." (Cripple Creek Morning Times)
1900-02-16Peter Maher118-7-4
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
1900-02-11M Woods
Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO2
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1900-01-12Charles Kid McCoy68-5-9
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALRTD425
referee: Johnny White
A right-hand swing to the jaw by McCoy landed just as the bell sounded to end the third round and Choynski was knocked cold. Joe was unable to answer the bell for the start of the 4th round. After the bout he and McCoy signed articles to meet again under the same conditions.
1899-11-04Tom Carey3-2-0
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO215
1899-10-27Steve O'Donnell22-8-6
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO66
"In the fifth O'Donnell went down twice, and the later was so clearly out of it that Choynski said to him 'stay down, stay down.' O'Donnell was unable to rise anyhow, and took his advice, and allowed himself to be counted out without attempting to rise. One more punch would have finished him if he had regained his feet. O'Donnell was badly beaten, both eyes being closed and lips cut." (Evening Star - Washington DC) UPDATE: The scene described here occurred in the 6th round, per Chicago Tribune but a wire report circulated across the continent stated it was the 5th round.
1899-10-23Dick Moore50-25-22
St. Louis A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO320
Moore down five times in second and third rounds.
1899-10-20Australian Jim Ryan19-16-11
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO720
1899-10-06Charles Kid McCoy65-5-8
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Amid cries of "fake" Referee Hogan announced both had a agreed to a draw if no knockout at end of six rounds. Boston Globe. McCoy however, scored the only knockdown of the fight, putting Joe down in the 3rd, and most believed the Kid had done enough to deserve the decision.
1899-09-30Ed Dunkhorst11-6-4
Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, USANCNC?20
Bout Scheduled as finale of Colorado Sporting Festival. No result found.
1899-09-25Jim Hall45-13-7
Nonpareil A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO320
Billed World Light-Heavyweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1899-08-29Australian Jim Ryan18-15-10
Auditorium for fistic carnival, Dubuque, Iowa, USAWPTS2020
Promoted by newspaperman Lou Houseman as for the Vacant World Light-Heavyweight title, inaugural bout
1899-08-04Mexican Pete Everett24-7-0
Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, USAWDQ725
Everett was down twice in the 6th round.
Everett fouled Choynski repeatedly, in the seventh he secured a strangle hold and brought him to the floor in a heap. Referee Kenney gave the fight to Choynski. Everett made a rush and struck at the referee, the police and a number of spectators jumped into the ring and only Everett's seconds, by dragging him to the corner prevented a free fight. Brooklyn Daily Eagle

1899-07-21Jack McCormick7-9-2
Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Paul Zabala).
1899-04-17Willard Bean3-1-1
New Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, USANCND1010x2
referee: Jimmy Dixon
1899-03-24Charles Kid McCoy58-4-8
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Professor Jim Kennedy
St. Paul Globe
1898-12-19Ed Dunkhorst9-2-3
Fort Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
1898-11-04Gus Ruhlin15-4-1
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1898-09-12Joe Goddard32-8-7
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Choynski awarded newspaper decision (Brooklyn Daily Eagle).
1898-03-11Tom Sharkey26-1-5
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USADPTS820
referee: George Green
Choynski down three times in the 5th round, once in the 6th.
"Sharkey rushes Choynski across the ring to the ropes in Sharkey's corner and Joe goes clear through the ropes and falls to the floor below about four feet lower than the ring, directly in front of Captain Lees. The Chief of Police arose and raised his finger, and the police commenced to clamber into the ring. The referee yelled "Draw," and Sharkey rushed over to him and tried to expostulate, but was hustled to his corner by the police." (San Francisco Call)
"Although he (Sharkey) had agreed not to strike in the clinches he repeatedly used his elbows and head, pushing, wrestling and butting Choynski against the ropes." (The Kansas City Star)

1897-11-30James J. Jeffries5-0-1
National A.C., San Francisco, California, USADPTS2020
referee: Jim McDonald
Noted baseball umpire Jim McDonald was selected by both parties to act as referee. Jeffries dropped Choynski with a left hook just before the bell ending round 3. It was the only knockdown in the fight. Joe drew first blood in the 11th. Choynski landed more often, especially with the straight left, but Jeffries landed the heavier blows.
1897-10-11Herman Bernau1-2-0
Grand Opera House, Galveston, Texas, USAWTKO46
At the end of the fourth round, after flooring his man twice, Choynski remarked to the referee, "For God's sake, call the fight off. I don't want to hurt the man anymore." He could have knocked him out at anytime if he had followed up his leads. Bernau claimed to be sick after the bout was over. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-05-10Denver Ed Smith35-6-4
Broadway A.C., San Francisco, California, USAWDQ420
referee: Billy Roche
1897-01-02Frank Dwyer
Allegheny Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS44
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1896-11-16Peter Maher105-5-2
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USALKO620
time: 2:25 | referee: Samuel C. Austin
Source: Evening News (Muncie, IN)
1896-08-28Joe McAuliffe13-4-1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO410
referee: Billy Smith
Fight previously displayed as occuring on 08/20/1896.
1896-04-16Tom Sharkey18-1-2
People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, USALPTS88
Sharkey landed a foul blow on Choynski at the end of the first round, and the police captain came and stopped the fight. After a delay, the fight was allowed to proceed. SF Chronicle
1896-01-20Jim Hall43-12-5
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWKO13
1895-11-15Frank Childs9-2-1
Sam T. Jack's Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO33
Childs was knocked down in the 3rd round.
1895-08-20Dick Wilson
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO2
1895-06-03Jack Cattanach1-2-0
Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
referee: Jake Kilrain
Cattanach was knocked down several times.
1895-03-21Dan Creedon20-1-5
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: George Siler
1895-03-11Mike Madden
Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS44
1895-02-25Jim Douglass
Triangle AC, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS33
1894-09-19Bob Armstrong
Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-09-17Mike Boden9-28-7
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO3
1894-09-15Harry Miller
People's Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWRTD36
Cincinnati Post.
1894-06-18Bob Fitzsimmons44-2-3
Boston Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO55
The police intervened. Choynski was down and bloodied when the police stepped in and would have been knocked out had the fight continued.
1893-02-06Tommy West0-0-2
Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS33
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-12-29Mike Boden9-27-7
Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO4
1892-12-29Bob Ferguson1-3-1
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
Record indicates Choynski fought Ferguson and Boden on the same day.
1892-11-26Jack Fallon37-8-9
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO4
1892-11-24Denny Kelliher11-14-12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS22
1892-11-21C.C. Smith28-6-4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO4
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-10-31George Godfrey22-4-11
Coney Island A.C., Coney Island, New York, USAWKO15
referee: John P. Eckhardt
Peter Jackson was in attendance. In the fifth round Godfrey landed on Choynski's eye with terrible force, laying the eye open, which bled profusely. In the 8th Godfrey landed a right which brought Choynski to his knees. At the end of the 12th Godfrey sent Choynski down with a clean knock-down. By the 15th round Godfrey's left eye was completely shut from numerous jabs and he was unable to see the right hand smash that knocked him out cold.
1892-05-29Jack Hart
London, United KingdomWPTS33x3
1892-05-27William Patmore
London, United KingdomWKO1
1892-05-24Mike Horrigan
London, United KingdomWKO1
1892-04-30Denver Ed Smith30-3-3
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO44
"In the fourth round the Californian went in for blood, and Lieutenant Gillingham called a halt after Choynski had struck Smith on the chin with a straight left-hander which caused the "cyclone" to drop on one knee." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
1892-04-22Tommy Ryan
Niblo's Theatre, New York, New York, USAWKO2
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-04-21Charles Bull McCarthy4-5-1
Clermont Rink, New York, New York, USAWKO2
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-04-19Jerry Slattery6-2-1
Niblo's Theatre, New York, New York, USAWKO2
1892-04-09Joe Godfrey2-5-4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1
1892-04-02Jim Hall34-9-4
Chicago, Illinois, USALNWS44
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1891-12-17Billy Woods4-1-0
Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, USAWKO34
1891-07-20Joe Goddard16-1-2
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLKO420
referee: W.R. Virgoe
Australian heavyweight title
The Sportsman July 21, 1891
1891-06-20Owen Sullivan3-2-2
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO28
referee: W.R. Virgoe
Choynski undertook to stop Sullivan within 8 rounds
The Sportsman June 23, 1891

1891-05-25Mick Dooley15-7-3
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO2
time: 1:11 | referee: W.R. Virgoe
A fight to a finish
The Sportsman May 26, 1891

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