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Rocky Kansas
Global ID11876
sexmale
birthdate 1895-04-21
death date 1954-01-10 (58)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 2″   /   157cm
reach63″   /   160cm
aliasLittle Hercules
country USA
residenceBuffalo, New York, USA
birth placeBuffalo, New York, USA
birth nameRocco Tozzo
won 62 (KO 38) + lost 11 (KO 3) + drawn 6 = 80
rounds boxed 586
Newspaper Decisions won 62 : lost 15 : drawn 9
rounds boxed 790
Total Bouts 166 KO% 22.89
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1932-09-30Joe Trippe45-42-13
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALUD66
referee: Jimmy Goodrich
Kansas down in 2nd and 3rd round.
1926-07-03Sammy Mandell41-4-4
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
referee: Phil Collins
World Lightweight Title
First title bout under new law -- referee sole arbiter

1926-04-12Pal Moran46-28-11
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALNWS1010
referee: Joe McClymon
Newspaper decision from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Buffalo Courier, Buffalo Times.
1926-03-25Joe Tiplitz44-18-4
Fleetwood Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Miami Daily News
1926-03-05Freddie Jacks73-68-13
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWTKO610
1925-12-07Jimmy Goodrich61-12-14
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Jim Crowley | judge: George Patrick | judge: Tom Flynn
NYSAC World lightweight title
World Lightweight Title
"In a stirring fifteen round bout replete with action every second, the veteran challenger outscored the champion and achieved the goal he set himself to win more than twenty years ago." (AP)

1925-11-02Fred Kelly0-3-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO110
time: 2:21
Correct Fred Kelly uncertain.
1925-09-28Billy Pollock18-5-5
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO210
referee: Dick Nugent
1925-05-11Joe Jawson8-16-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD66
referee: George Needham
1925-04-27Sid Terris62-4-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALDQ510
referee: Patsy Haley
1925-02-16Red Cap Wilson40-38-8
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
Kansas seriously injured both hands during this bout.
1924-11-26Jack Bernstein39-9-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
1924-10-13Luis Vicentini19-5-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Patsy Haley
Vicentini knocked down three times.
1924-07-14Luis Vicentini18-4-0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALKO1115
time: 2:16
1924-05-20Freddie Jacks73-60-13
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USAWPTS66
1924-04-21Johnny Dundee73-12-19
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack O'Sullivan | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Frank E. Klipfel
Dundee down 3 times.
1924-02-18Jack Bernstein34-6-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Art Straub
1924-01-01Teddy Meyers21-10-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Morrison
Kansas down in the first and fourth round, Meyers down in round seven.
1923-12-10Freddie Jacks73-56-13
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: George Needham
1923-10-12Jack Bernstein32-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
referee: Eddie Purdy | judge: Billy 'Kid' McPartland | judge: Charles W. Dingee
1923-07-11Johnny Mendelsohn10-1-0
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1923-04-30Alex Hart7-1-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1923-02-09Charley White84-13-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
referee: Patsy Haley
1923-01-26Chubby Brown19-8-2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1212
referee: Johnny Gallagher | judge: CJ Meeker | judge: John Fay
1923-01-01Sammy Berne12-6-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Needham
1922-12-15Johnny Donnelly6-4-1
Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1922-11-30Pete Hartley52-13-18
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: W J Taggart
1922-07-04Benny Leonard67-5-0
Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana, USALTKO810
time: 2:32 | referee: Davy Miller
Neither fighter weighed in (Buffalo Evening News). Referee stops the fight with Kansas staggering around the ring.
1922-05-12Johnny Harvey16-10-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO410
referee: Dick Nugent
1922-03-10Gene Delmont16-35-15
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: George Needham
1922-02-10Benny Leonard65-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
World Lightweight Title
Kansas was knocked down in the 11th round.

1921-12-26Johnny Ray15-3-4
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Pittsburgh Post, according to which Kansas won 8 of the 10 rounds.
1921-12-17Sid Barbarian7-1-0
Armouries, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1010
1921-12-09Barney Adair28-12-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-11-22Johnny Mendelsohn9-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal, which said that Kansas gave Mendelsohn a trouncing
1921-11-16Packy Hommey21-13-2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO212
referee: Joe Suttner | judge: William Gray | judge: Dick Nugent
1921-10-21Lew Tendler24-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-10-03Frankie Britt82-22-20
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Sheehan | judge: Pat Moran | judge: Charley Mooney
1921-09-12Mixer Mitchell11-1-1
Star Park, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO815
referee: Joe Suttner
1921-06-27Frankie Schoell19-5-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-06-06Benny Leonard65-4-0
Federal League Baseball Park, Harrison, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
referee: Danny Sullivan
World Lightweight Title at stake if Kansas won inside the distance.
"The champion easily outpointed his rival. Leonard won nine of the rounds, one was even, two, the fifth and tenth, went to Kansas." (Sheboygan Press)

1921-05-30Gene Delmont16-31-15
Walker AC, Ivanhoe Oval, Astoria, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-05-06Harlem Eddie Kelly10-21-8
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO212
referee: Dick Nugent
1921-04-26Johnny Dundee46-6-16
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1921-04-04Bobby Ward6-8-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO510
referee: Mike Gibbons
1921-03-21Willie Jackson23-5-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-03-09Richie Mitchell12-3-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
referee: Walter Houlehan
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
Mitchell was knocked down in rounds 2 and 5

1921-02-18Richie Mitchell12-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO112
time: 2:36 | referee: Dick Nugent
1921-01-21Lockport Jimmy Duffy35-7-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO112
referee: Jack Hewitt
1920-11-20Larry Hansen17-14-3
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO1012
referee: Dick Nugent
1920-08-23George KO Chaney70-10-3
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
referee: Buck Alexander | judge: Frank Meyer | judge: Sydney Weil
The Baltimore Sun reports that Kansas was too clever and gave Chaney a bad beating.
1920-06-30Pinky Mitchell3-0-2
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
referee: Al Day
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press and Iowa City Press-Citizen
1920-06-14Allentown Dundee1-2-0
Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1920-06-09Matt Brock30-8-6
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
referee: Al Day
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press and Buffalo Courier
1920-05-24Joe Welling22-4-5
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Kansas won the newspaper decision. (Coshocton Tribune). Welling down in first and last rounds- Niagara Falls Gazette
1920-04-28Frankie Bull7-2-3
Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO610
time: 2:53
"It was a clean knockout and Bull was practically carried to his corner." - Globe & Mail
1920-04-23Ralph Brady13-6-2
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
referee: Pop O'Brien
Brady down in the 11th round.
1920-04-16Babe Picato20-6-8
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1920-03-19Babe Picato20-6-8
Flower City A.C., Rochester, New York, USALNWS1010
Buffalo Courier
1920-03-17Westside Jimmy Duffy15-8-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1919-12-26Pete Hartley27-7-9
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1210
referee: Pop O'Brien
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding), however the Baltimore News said that Kansas won..
1919-12-09Benny Valger22-3-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USADNWS1010
referee: Jack Lewis
"Valger beats Rocky Kansas--Benny Valger outpointed Rocky Kansas tonight in ten rounds of hurricane milling." (The Syracuse Herald) This fight took place in Syracuse and not Buffalo as previously listed. The New York Times had Kansas winning by a "shade." 4 Buffalo papers had Kansas winning. Syracuse Daily Journal had it a draw.
1919-12-01Frankie Britt66-15-17
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Dick Nugent
Buffalo Boxing Record
1919-11-18Ralph Brady11-5-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Jack Lewis
Buffalo Courier
1919-11-15Joe Tiplitz10-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Kansas won the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, and also the Inquirer and the Record.
1919-11-06Eddie Dorsey10-6-1
Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO910
1919-11-03KO Mars18-5-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1919-09-22Artie O'Leary1-3-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Kansas won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1919-01-01Lew Tendler11-0-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Joe Suttner
Tendler won the "newspaper decision." Buffalo Boxing Record
1918-12-17Frankie Britt54-13-16
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1918-11-09Benny Valger11-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
The Philadelphia Record considered Kansas winner, but the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) called Valger the winner.
1918-11-05Frankie Britt53-13-15
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1918-09-10Johnny Dundee36-3-10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1918-08-23Joe Thomas7-1-0
Baseball Park, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS44
Buffalo Boxing Record
1918-07-24Phil Bloom8-5-2
Wrightstown, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
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