Battling Levinsky
Global ID10598
birthdate 1891-06-10
death date 1949-02-12 (57)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
reach70″   /   178cm
aliasBarney Williams
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameBarney Lebrowitz
won 70 (KO 30) + lost 20 (KO 4) + drawn 14 = 104
rounds boxed 912
Newspaper Decisions won 126 : lost 35 : drawn 23
rounds boxed 1645
Total Bouts 288 KO% 10.42

 Lb St Kg   |   date   |   ratings off on

page: 1   |   2   |   3   |   4      »      
dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1930-10-21Joe Sims
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO310
Levinsky "hangs up the gloves" after this bout.
1929-01-15Herman Weiner11-4-0
Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, USALTKO18
Levinsky was floored three times, twice for nine-counts, in the first 37 seconds of the first round. "You can tell the world I'm through," he said immediately after the bout. "A fighter is a bum when he starts and a bum when he finishes. I'm through when defeated by a boy I licked in Baltimore a short time ago. I think I'll go back to Bridgeport, Conn., and help my friend Lou Bogash promote fights. I sure hate to think of calling up the wife and telling her I was licked." Levinsky would fight one more bout before retiring.
1929-01-11Otto von Porat14-3-0
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USALTKO510
referee: Ira Croshaw
Levinsky's portion of the purse was withheld by Referee Croshaw for "stalling." (Sometime incorrectly recorded as a 5th-round disqualification.)
1929-01-04Pietro Corri3-20-2
Red Men's Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1928-12-03Marty Gallagher18-0-3
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1928-11-01Tom Toner7-0-0
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
1928-10-19Bill Daring2-0-0
Grimes Battery, Portsmouth, Virginia, USAWPTS88
1928-10-18Pietro Corri2-18-2
Passaic, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1928-09-21Herman Weiner9-1-0
Riverview Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS88
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1928-09-18Billy Henderson5-7-2
Greenville, Maine, USAWNWS66
For newspaper decision, see The Ring, November 1928, page 32.
1928-08-21Tony Youkonis5-3-0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1928-07-13Phil Mercurio17-7-2
Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1928-07-04Chuck Wiggins54-27-12
Memorial Stadium, Greensboro, North Carolina, USAWDQ510
referee: J.L. Connolly
1928-07-02Tex McEwan18-16-3
Dayton, Kentucky, USAWDQ410
1928-06-25Emmett Rocco14-1-0
Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
Rocco's win was reported to be an easy one in both the New Castle News and Pittsburgh Post.
1928-06-06Emmett Rocco14-1-0
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision provided by the Pittsburgh Post.
1928-05-21Benny Ross42-30-10
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1928-04-30Clem Johnson14-26-3
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1928-04-23Jim Sigman8-8-1
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1928-04-17Jack McAuliffe II13-5-6
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS1010
McAuliffe won the newspaper decision. (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune)
1928-04-11Tiny Roebuck7-0-0
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Nevada State Journal) The New York Times had the same.
1928-04-02James Jay Lawless1-1-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1928-03-26K O Samson9-16-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO28
Date not March 12, 1928. Reported in the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1928-03-09Jack Gagnon26-11-0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1928-03-05Earl Blue37-6-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1928-02-27Marcel DeRose
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWTKO210
1928-02-17Jack Gagnon26-10-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Johnny Martin
According to the Boston Globe, Levinsky won nine of the then rounds.
1928-02-06Sandy Seifert19-4-5
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Keally
1927-11-28Joe Lohman15-39-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-11-16Matt Adgie19-5-3
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-11-02George Gemas13-13-1
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
This was a 10-rounder according to the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1927-10-28Willie Walker22-15-7
Auditorium, Norristown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-10-24Teddy Jackson
North Bergen, New Jersey, USAWKO410
1927-09-29Clem Johnson14-21-3
Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-09-08Matt Adgie17-5-3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
1927-08-15Cuban Bobby Brown4-0-0
Dog Track, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Chester Times, and from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1927-02-07Ray Neuman14-13-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-01-01George Gemas8-6-1
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
Source: Philadelphia Record. This fight did not occur in Philadelphia, as often shown in Levinsky's records.
1926-12-23Jack Gagnon14-3-0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1926-11-18Jimmy Moran2-3-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO18
A left hook to the jaw sent Moran to the floor. He was out for ten minutes.
1926-11-11Young Stribling126-6-14
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USALNWS1010
From Des Moines Register: They describe Levinsky as flabby and looking like a "middle-aged business man in a gym suit". Levinsky had boxing tricks "he learned when he was a real fighting machine". Stribling won the fight without using the knockout punch he used when he won more than 1/3 of his fights. From Des Moines Tribune: Headline is "Stribling and Levinsky Stall for Ten Rounds" and calls it "one of the poorest fights seen in Des Moines for quite a while". Also, "Did Stribling carry Levinsky. It appeared from the ringside that Stribling did not make any real attempt to stop his defenseless opponent. Instead of punching properly he delivered most of his blows wildly without doing no damage". Both papers gave fight to Stribling.
1926-09-13George Gemas8-3-1
Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Levinsky won nine of the ten rounds.
1926-08-31Tommy Madden9-21-2
Lauer's Park, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
1922-01-13Gene Tunney36-0-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland | judge: Patsy Haley | judge: Charles Meegan
American Light Heavyweight Championship
1921-11-24Bob Roper15-11-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1212
1921-09-14Mike McTigue42-8-1
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
Montreal Gazette
1921-09-08Sgt. Ray Smith9-9-0
Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
Levinsky won by a shade per Calgary Daily Herald.
1921-07-20Eddie Record6-3-0
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1921-07-02Carl Morris47-10-2
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USALDQ612
Sunday, July 3, 1921 Paper: Tulsa World
1921-05-30Soldier Jones11-10-0
Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
1921-04-29Bill Reed10-8-5
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-04-15Dan O'Dowd9-2-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1212
referee: Tommy Connolly | judge: Thomas O'Brien | judge: J D Coddington
1921-03-18Charley Weinert25-3-0
Flatbush A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-03-10Homer Smith24-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1920-12-08Boy McCormick22-4-5
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, USALDQ710
referee: Tom Louttit
Levinsky landed an uppercut to McCormick's groin
1920-10-12Georges Carpentier80-11-5
Westside Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALKO412
time: 0:07 | referee: Harry Ertle
World Light Heavyweight Title
1920-06-26Sgt. Ray Smith8-2-0
League Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-05-21Chuck Wiggins17-2-1
Westwood Field, Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS1212
referee: Harry Stout
1920-05-05Jack Renault10-2-1
Lewiston, Maine, USADNWS1212
Newspaper draw. (Daily Kennebec Journal)
1920-05-03Clay Turner21-3-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Levinsky won the newspaper decision (Daily Kennebec Journal) and (the Boston Globe).
1920-04-28Tony Melchior5-0-0
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1920-04-19Silas Green6-6-0
Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1920-03-26Clay Turner20-3-0
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1920-03-22Al Benedict10-22-0
West Hoboken A.C., West Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Levinsky won the newspaper decision(Sandusky Star Journal and the Philadelphia Record).
1920-02-16Clay Turner20-3-0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post and Detroit Free Press.
1920-01-23Johnny Howard30-8-3
Lotus A.C., Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1920-01-01Bert Kenny5-8-1
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO810
referee: Lou Marsh
Kenny asked that his arm be examined in round 8. A small break was discovered and the bout was stopped.
1919-11-24Clay Turner18-2-0
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USADNWS1010
Levinsky defends his World Light-Heavyweight title claim
Levinsky "had a shade the best" of the fight. (Coshocton Tribune)
Some papers saw Turner winning, so a draw seems fair. Also, draw verdict from Detroit Free Press.

1919-11-17Bartley Madden9-2-1
Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
Levinsky won the newspaper decision. (Bridgeport Telegram)Madden was a late sub for Eugene Brosseau.
1919-09-03Harry Greb40-2-1
Wheeling, West Virginia, USALNWS1010
Levinsky defends his World Light-Heavyweight title claim
Greb won the newspaper decision. (Lima Times Democrat) The Pittsburgh Post report said that Levinsky's condition was none too good. Greb won every round, showering his man with blows, but these were not heavy punches. "Levinsky was in distress throughout and stalled through."

1919-08-11Clay Turner17-2-0
Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Jersey Journal (Jack Kincaid).
1919-08-09Jim Tulle
Tully Coliseum, Saratoga Springs, New York, USAWKO110
1919-07-25Ed Kinley0-1-0
DeForest Gymnasium, Long Branch, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1919-07-14Harry Greb39-2-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper win for Greb according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Record. Some wire reports may have this as a draw (e.g. Sandusky Register), but incorrectly. The Pittsburgh Post said that Greb won decisively, drumming away at Levinsky's mid-section, and displayed excellent footwork and defense. In fact, Levinsky held and was in there to last the limit.
1919-07-03Billy Miske27-1-2
Rossford Arena, Rossford, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Billed by promoter Jimmy Shea as being for the World Light Heavyweight Title
Fort Wayne News and Sentinel July 2, 1919
This bout was fought the evening before the Jack Dempsey-Jess Willard World Heavyweight Title bout at nearby Toledo.
Newspaper draw. (Fort Wayne News and Sentinel). The Toledo Times and Toledo Blade both had the bout as a victory for Levinsky stating that early on he outjabbed Miske and then opened up in the later rounds and took the fight to Miske. The Toledo News-Bee did not offer any coverage of the bout.

page: 1   |   2   |   3   |   4      »      


© BoxRec : this data may be incomplete and/or inaccurate : page processed in 0.2188 seconds