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Steve Hamas
Global ID12081
sexmale
birthdate 1907-01-09
death date 1974-11-00 (67)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1½″   /   187cm
aliasPassaic Pounder
country USA
residencePassaic, New Jersey, USA
birth placePassaic, New Jersey, USA
birth nameSteven Vincent Hamas
won 35 (KO 27) + lost 4 (KO 1) + drawn 2 = 41
rounds boxed 203 KO% 65.85
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1935-03-10Max Schmeling46-7-4
Hanseatenhalle, Hamburg, GermanyLKO912
1934-10-05Art Lasky33-1-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
Lasky lost one round because of a foul
1934-02-13Max Schmeling45-6-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1212
1933-11-17Lee Ramage35-5-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Andy Griffin | judge: Izzy Cohn | judge: George Kelly
1933-10-11Benny Miller27-11-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
referee: Freddie Gilmore
Miller was down for an eight-count shortly before being stopped.
1933-08-29Charley Massera22-5-3
Fugazy Bowl, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1010
1933-06-21Tommy Loughran75-15-5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALUD1010
1933-03-14Lee Ramage29-4-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: George Blake
1932-07-25Lee Ramage28-3-2
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1932-06-29Tommy Loughran71-14-5
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Joe McGuigan 2-6 | judge: Freddie Lux 2-6 | judge: Larry Kendie 5-4
1932-05-11Tommy Loughran71-13-5
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Tommy Reilly 8-1 | judge: Lawrence Coles 3-6 | judge: Al Wolfe 5-5
Judge Al Wolfe had the fighters winning 5 rounds each, but gave Hamas the edge on points.
1932-03-22Lee Ramage24-3-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: George Blake
USA California State heavyweight title
1932-02-16Armand Emanuel39-6-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
referee: George Blake
1932-01-15Tommy Loughran71-12-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 1:43 | referee: Ed Smith
The bout was stopped by Referee Smith after Loughran was down three times in the round. New York Times Hamas was reported by other newspaper accounts to have said to a second as he walked back, after helping Loughran to his corner: "Anybody but him. I always liked him." He was reported to have been the very first heavyweight from the college ranks to have won a main bout at the Garden. His record was reported to be 24 KOs in 27 fights immediately after this bout, having himself been knocked down only once. New York Times
1931-11-27Hans Birkie19-9-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1931-10-26George Smith9-15-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO610
1931-10-09Tom DeStefano4-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
time: 0:54
DeStefano down 5 times in first and twice in second
1931-09-19Armando De Carolis11-17-1
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO26
1931-09-15James J. Russell8-3-1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO110
time: 1:15
1931-09-09George LaRocco27-32-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
1931-08-31Mike De Santo
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO16
1931-07-28Frank Morris19-6-2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO710
1931-07-24Jerry Garfield2-18-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1931-07-16Ted Sandwina47-14-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 1:08 | referee: Ed Smith
"Sending his opponent down for a count of nine in the initial session and then settling down to more methodical but equally destructive tactics in the next two rounds, Hamas gave Sandwina such a terrific battering that Referee Gunboat Smith halted the battle in 1:08 of the third." New York Times
1931-05-15Al Morro3-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO26
1931-03-31Johnny Erickson11-5-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO18
1931-03-10Joe Barlow29-4-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO68
1931-02-17Tillie Taverna5-11-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO16
1931-01-27Steve Hayden12-6-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO16
time: 1:50
Hamas had scored a nine-count knockdown earlier in the round.
1930-09-25Cecil Myart2-10-1
Pasadena, California, USAWKO68
1930-09-18Ray Spiker0-6-0
Pasadena, California, USAWKO38
time: 0:52
1930-08-19Wally Fraser14-4-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO36
referee: Frank Holborow
Fraser was stopped on a cut eye.
1930-08-05Steve Hayden11-5-6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO16
time: 1:02
1930-07-21Hugh Shropshire3-4-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO24
1930-06-04Mario Campi2-7-0
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1930-05-12Mario Campi2-6-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1930-04-28Jack McGregor
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO18
1930-04-07Johnny Faye
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO26
This was the second of two fights for Hamas on this date.
1930-04-07Chick McKinney
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO16
This was the first of two fights for Hamas on this date. After the quick ending of the first fight, he took on another opponent.
1930-03-17Tex Hamer4-3-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1930-02-20Vince Babin1-2-0
Passaic, New Jersey, USAWKO16
time: 1:30
New York Times billed this fighter as Vincent Bopkins; the '43 RRB is correct in Vincent Babin. Babin was also a sparring partner of Max Schmeling.

 
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