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Tony Caponi
Global ID11717
sexmale
birthdate 1882-07-04
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeSaint Paul, Minnesota, USA
won 22 (KO 16) + lost 16 (KO 10) + drawn 21 = 62
rounds boxed 455
Newspaper Decisions won 4 : lost 5 : drawn 6
rounds boxed 146
Total Bouts 77 KO% 20.78
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1917-04-24Jack Moran2-5-2
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALDQ7
1916-04-27Bob Moha12-3-3
Beloit, Wisconsin, USALKO5
1915-10-27George KO Brown9-7-4
Mason City, Iowa, USADNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune 12-26-1915)
1913-09-23Phil Harrison13-2-0
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaDPTS1010
1913-09-17Jack Dillon46-2-6
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLKO812
1913-07-03Freddie Hicks6-4-0
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLDQ712
"Tony Caponi, of Chicago, and Freddie Hicks, of Detroit, whose twelve-round bout here last night ended in a victory for Hicks because of an unintentional foul by Caponi, today appeared in Police Court, on the charge filed yesterday of being about to engage in a prize fight. The court decided however, that last night's bout was only a boxing contest. The bonds of which each put up last night will remain in the hands of the court for one year, to prevent the men from engaging in prize fights in Canada." (Indianapolis Star)
1913-03-26Glenn Coakley12-1-1
Princess Rink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USADNWS1010
referee: Eddie Santry
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne News
1912-11-25Billy Pettus
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWNWS1010
Caponi "outpointed Pettus, who was wild and nervous, falling repeatedly, missing wild swings. Caponi won the popular decision by his aggressiveness and clever defensive work." (Colorado Springs Gazette)
1912-09-18Gus Christie12-0-0
Dubuque, Iowa, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Daily Review)
1912-05-15Joe Gorman2-11-4
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USADPTS88
1912-04-30Dick Gilbert4-5-3
Gate City A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, USANCNC310
The referee "claimed that both men were stalling throughout and that they were hitting with open hands." (Atlanta Constitution)
1912-04-16Battling Levinsky7-1-0
Gate City A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
"Although he outpointed Tony Caponi in practically every one of the ten rounds and landed four blows to his one throughout, Barney Williams, of Philadelphia, got only a draw decision." (Atlanta Constitution)
1911-12-27Fireman Jim Flynn41-12-14
Colonial Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, USALKO310
referee: Willard Bean
1911-11-29Rube Smith18-8-9
San-Gym, Salt Lake City, Utah, USAWTKO1010
referee: Willard Bean
1911-11-20Jack Rogers11-2-4
Auditorium, Salt Lake City, Utah, USADPTS1010
referee: Tom Painter
Rogers was knocked thru the ropes in the 2nd.
1911-10-06Sam Langford70-6-19
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO310
referee: Charlie White
The fight was stopped by the referee "in the middle of the third round, as Caponi was helpless from the beating the big negro fighter had given him." (Nevada State Journal)
1911-08-19Phil Schlossberg3-0-0
Kenosha Baseball Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1911-06-16Sam Langford66-6-19
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLNWS1010
Caponi was "soft" for Langford, who in the seventh round "had Caponi in such bad shape, that the police stopped the fight for a time. The bout finally was allowed to the full ten rounds. Both the fighters were on their feet at the finish. After the seventh round, the negro only sparred and made a joke of it by making fancy dodges and swings." (Washington Post)
1911-04-25Young Mahoney26-7-7
Auditorium Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDPTS1515
referee: Bun Foley
Draws were the only official decision permitted in Manitoba (Manitoba Morning Free Press).
1911-01-02Fireman Jim Flynn35-12-14
Arena, Vernon, California, USALTKO920
Tuesday, January 3, 1911 Paper: Pawtucket Times (Pawtucket, RI)
1910-12-01Eddie McGoorty33-1-8
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1910-11-04Hugo Kelly32-9-21
Auditorium Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLNWS1212
Kelly won the newspaper decision. (Indianapolis Star)
1910-09-23Kid Ashe13-10-16
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWNWS1010
Caponi won the newspaper decision. (Nebraska State Journal) This fight belongs to Albert "Kid" Ash of Cincinnati and not George Ashe of Philadelphia as was previously shown here--per the Manitoba Morning Free Press.
1910-08-08Arthur Young McLaglen2-2-0
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWTKO610
"The police stepped in and stopped a fierce battle between Tony Caponi of Chicago and Arthur McLaglen of Australia, saving the latter from a knockout." (Nebraska State Journal)
1910-06-22Eddie McGoorty33-1-7
Thermopolis, Wyoming, USADPTS2020
referee: George Sykes
1910-05-16F.C. McLagien
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWKO7
1910-04-06George Le Page
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWKO710
Le Page reported as the champion of Manitoba and Western Canada (Philadelphia Inquirer April 8, 1910).
1909-09-29Thunderbolt Ed Smith3-0-1
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1909-07-28Jack Tippets3-0-4
Butte, Montana, USAWKO520
1909-06-02Stanley Ketchel45-3-4
American A.C., Schenectady, New York, USALKO410
1909-03-24Bobby Burns
West Hammond, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Caponi "won easily." (Marion Daily Star)
1909-01-26Eddie McGoorty24-0-6
Billings, Montana, USADNWS2020
Newspaper draw. (Daily Northwestern)
1908-11-26Tommy Sullivan20-6-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of a draw.
1908-09-30Paul Moore16-1-1
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Billy Carter
Newspaper decision for Caponi from Pittsburgh Gazette Times and Chicago Tribune. The Pittsburgh Post had the same result and stated that Caponi was an easy winner.
1908-09-14Jack Blackburn38-3-12
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-05-20Tommy Sullivan16-4-3
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS66
Sullivan won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)(Boston Globe)
1907-11-14Billy Papke17-0-3
Peoria A.C., Peoria, Illinois, USALKO210
1907-10-29Young John Sullivan1-2-0
Peoria A.C., Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO3
1907-06-20Billy Papke14-0-2
Spring Valley, Illinois, USADPTS1010
referee: Malachy Hogan
Pre-arranged draw if both men were standing after ten rounds. Papke won every round by a shade except for the eighth, which was clearly Caponi's." (The Daily Review, Decatur, IL)
1907-05-21Billy Papke12-0-1
Davenport A.C., Davenport, Iowa, USADPTS1515
1906-11-20Larry Temple15-5-5
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1212
Reported in the Philadelphia Item.
1906-08-24Hugo Kelly25-6-16
Leavenworth, Kansas, USALKO620
For Kelly's World & American 158lbs Middleweight title claim
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1906-07-21Charles Mack3-4-2
Wyandotte, Michigan, USAWKO9
Number of scheduled rounds unknown.
1906-06-16Jim Driscoll6-14-6
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWTD910
1906-02-27George Koerner2-2-2
Peoria AC, Peoria, Illinois, USALKO510
1906-02-15Young Mahoney19-4-3
Terre Haute, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1905-11-14Hugo Kelly24-6-14
Harlson, Illinois, USANCND66
1905-07-16Billy Rhodes3-0-1
Leavenworth, Kansas, USALKO1720
1905-06-12Hugh McGann3-4-0
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO4
St. Louis Post Dispatch. McGann fought as "Kid Hubert".
1905-05-04Young Mahoney18-4-0
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USADPTS88
1905-04-21Joe Curtin2-4-4
Central Park, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWPTS66
1905-02-27Joe Curtin2-4-3
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USADPTS66
1905-02-02Tom Foley2-1-2
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1904-09-20Jack Purcell
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO710
1904-09-04George Koerner1-1-1
Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
Indianapolis Star.
1904-07-04Jack Graham1-5-1
Mason City, Iowa, USAWKO410
1904-06-25Tony Russo
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO1315
1904-05-31Jack Redmond
Turner Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO46
Chicago Tribune.
1904-05-21Martin Duffy29-7-5
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USANCND66
1904-05-12Young Mahoney13-3-0
Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, USALPTS66
referee: Abe Pollock
1904-04-10Martin Duffy29-6-4
Benton Harbor, Michigan, USADPTS66
1904-04-09Tommy Burns23-1-3
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1904-03-18Tommy Burns23-1-2
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1904-02-20Joe Curtin1-3-3
Ivanhoe A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
Fought at catch-weights. Chicago Tribune, February 21, 1904.
1903-11-28Hugh McMahon2-3-0
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO18
Number of scheduled rounds unknown; ?? possible TKO or "NC".
1903-10-21Martin Duffy28-5-3
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADPTS66
1903-05-30Joe Curtin1-2-2
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADPTS66
1903-05-16Charles Mack1-1-1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADPTS66
1903-04-20Buck Montgomery5-5-1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO515
1903-03-19Charles Mack1-1-0
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADPTS66
1903-01-13Joe Curtin1-1-2
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-11-25Sammy Phillips1-6-3
Aurora Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
referee: Bob Figg
1902-11-21Buck Montgomery5-4-1
Milwaukee Boxing Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO5
Results from the Davenport Daily Republican.
1902-09-30Sammy Phillips0-5-3
Aurora Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
Chicago Tribune.
1902-09-02Henry Fagin2-1-0
Delmonico Club, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Chicago Tribune.
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