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Joe Benjamin
Global ID11914
sexmale
birthdate 1898-09-08
death date 1983-07-05 (84)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
aliasSheik of San Joaquin
country USA
residenceSan Francisco, California, USA
birth placePortland, Oregon, USA
won 46 (KO 19) + lost 20 (KO 2) + drawn 22 = 90
rounds boxed 479
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 5 : drawn
rounds boxed 72
Total Bouts 100 KO% 19
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1925-04-07Ace Hudkins28-4-8
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS1010
1925-02-23Jack Silver36-4-16
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: James F. Dougherty
This was an elimination bout for the Vacant World Lightweight Title
1925-02-06Johnny Reisler14-16-10
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
World Champion Jack Dempsey was in the audience.
1924-12-05Spug Myers46-2-16
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS44
1924-11-04Phil Salvadore41-28-16
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
Salvadore down in the 1st
1924-10-22Harry Simone3-0-0
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USALDQ710
referee: Ralph Gruman
After referee Ralph Gruman called break, Simone turned his back and walked away from Benjamin. Benjamin promptly hit him from behind with a left hook. Gruman then disqualified Benjamin.
1924-06-17Dode Bercot24-5-17
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS44
referee: George Blake
1924-06-14Battling Young Scotty12-7-8
Lyceum A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWKO14
1924-01-29Phil Salvadore40-23-13
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
Benjamin's opponent also said to have been Mike Salvadore.
1924-01-15Johnny O'Donnell8-1-1
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
1923-12-28Sailor Ashmore24-7-8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
1923-12-18Johnny O'Donnell7-1-1
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS44
1923-11-09Eddie Murphy
Stockton, California, USAWKO14
time: 2:00
Cushions and pop bottles are thrown towards the ring after the bout ended. It was felt that Benjamin landed two "not very hard" punches to knock out Murphy.
1923-09-04Eddie Diggins20-11-11
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWTKO34
1923-08-28Phil Salvadore37-20-11
Arena, Vernon, California, USADPTS44
This was the first show of the "New" Vernon Arena
1923-06-20Bobby Harper32-2-17
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
Benjamin knocked Harper down in the third round. Harper rallied enough to win over the Portland crowd, who booed the draw decision, feeling that Harper had done enough to win.
1923-04-17Bud Soules17-13-17
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
1923-03-20Billy Cole5-3-1
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWKO24
1923-03-13Johnny Reisler8-6-8
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
1923-01-30Jack Josephs9-7-3
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
Josephs down in 4th round
1922-12-12Phil Salvadore34-17-9
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS44
1922-10-24Teddy O'Hara21-17-21
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWTKO34
1922-09-05Eddie Mahoney27-8-6
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWTKO14
Mahoney down 5 times
1922-07-10Young George Erne4-15-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ36
Result from the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Ring.
1922-03-06Joe Tiplitz25-6-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ48
From Philadelphia newspapers (Inquirer, Public Ledger).
1922-02-03Johnny Dundee55-7-18
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-11-29Pete Hartley42-11-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-09-26Joe Tiplitz20-5-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1921-07-12Benny Valger36-6-1
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-06-29Harry 'Kid' Brown15-3-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
The and the Philadelphia Public Ledger favored Brown, and the Record had Benjamin winning.
1921-04-29Willie Herman14-1-3
Paterson, New Jersey, USANCND1212
This had to be a newspaper decision--there were no official decisions in New Jersey at this time.
1921-04-09Joe Harvey1-0-0
Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWTKO13
Round length in question. Did New Jersey have bouts longer than 12 rounds According to RRB 69 bout called because of Sunday!
1921-04-09Johnny Harvey15-9-0
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO1315
1920-12-22Harry Schuman27-5-11
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
referee: Tom Louttit
1920-11-12Richie Mitchell11-1-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO910
Benjamin was down three times in the 9th
1920-09-27Eddie Mahoney21-3-6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
These three Philadelphia newspapers agreed that Benjamin won the newspaper decision: the Record, the Public Ledger, and the Inquirer.
1920-09-17Pete Hartley29-9-15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1920-09-10Frankie Conifrey7-4-0
Armory, Camden, New Jersey, USAWTKO1010
1920-06-10Harold Jones15-8-10
Civic Arena, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO24
"Benjamin now holds, undisputed, the lightweight championship of the Pacific coast, having put his last contender out of the way. Benjamin floored Jones twice in the second round and clearly had the advantage from the very start." Tacoma News Tribune
1920-06-04Eddie Shannon39-16-28
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWTKO710
referee: Jack Grant
1920-05-28Frankie Farren30-18-19
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1920-05-21Joe Miller17-15-19
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
Miller down in the third
1920-04-26Eddie Mahoney20-3-5
Armory, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1920-03-03Fred Anderson9-2-1
Heilig Theater, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
referee: Perle Casey
1919-12-25Joe Welling21-4-5
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Newark Advocate)
This bout occurred at a Philly venue other than the one featuring heavyweight Bill Brennan this same evening. Tacoma News Tribune. Actually both fights occurred at the Olympia A.C. (on the same program) according to three Philadelphia newspapers (Record, Inquirer, Public Ledger, and each repored Welling as the winner.

1919-12-22Mickey Donley8-9-3
Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Donley won the newspaper decision. (Bridgeport Telegram)
1919-12-10Tommy Touhey12-6-1
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWTKO5
1919-12-08Jimmy Murphy2-4-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Result from Philadelphia newspapers. Benjamin and Murphy do not appear to have met on June 16, 1919 (no mention in Philadelphia newspapers), as previously shown here. Evidently that entry duplicated this one.
1919-11-10Johnny Drummie4-2-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
This is the correct date--Benjamin won per the Philadelphia Public Ledger. The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) and the Philadelphia Record also gave the newspaper decision to Benjamin.
1919-11-04Joe Welling21-4-5
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Benjamin "took every round." (Bridgeport Standard Telegram)
1919-09-17Mickey Donley8-9-3
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USANCND88
1919-09-08Jimmy Turner4-1-0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO310
referee: Jack Lewis
Round number not reported in the Syracuse Herald. Round from Boston Globe.
1919-09-04Joe Koons5-0-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
Result from Philadelphia newspapers.
1919-08-11Al Thompson
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Inquirer called it a draw, but the Record and Public Ledger had Benjamin winning.
1919-07-23Al Turner
Newport, Rhode Island, USAWKO4
1919-05-27Earl France37-10-12
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1919-05-02Spider Roach7-1-4
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
referee: Toby Irwin
Referee Irwin stopped the bout because of Roach's "dilatory tactics."
1919-04-04Allie Nack11-2-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1919-03-28Johnny Arrousey30-12-15
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO34
1919-03-21Oakland Jimmy Duffy43-8-9
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1919-02-07Frankie Farren24-8-7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1919-01-31Benny Leonard48-4-0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALNWS44
referee: Jim Griffin
Newspaper decision from San Francisco Chronicle
1918-12-18Phil Salvadore8-4-5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS44
1918-12-04Oakland Jimmy Duffy39-8-9
Shipbuilder's Club, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
1918-11-29Frankie Farren22-7-7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1918-11-16Oakland Jimmy Duffy38-8-9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1918-08-24Al McManus16-11-10
Stockton, California, USADPTS44
1918-08-13Willie Hunefeld20-4-3
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS44
1918-07-04Mexican Joe Rivers33-15-5
Turlock, California, USADPTS44
1918-06-01Al McManus14-10-9
Recreation Park, Bakersfield, California, USAWPTS44
1918-05-28Willie Hunefeld17-4-3
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS44
1918-05-21Harry Anderson12-5-20
Arena, Vernon, California, USADPTS44
LA Times felt Benjamin should have won
1918-04-30Monk Fowler35-7-10
Arena, Vernon, California, USADPTS44
1918-04-23Young Stanley Ketchell4-7-4
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
1918-04-16Earl France26-5-6
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
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