Tony Musto
Global ID12130
birthdate 1915-12-03
death date 1994-09-30 (78)
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach73″   /   185cm
aliasBlue Island Tank
country USA
residenceBlue Island, Illinois, USA
birth placeBlue Island, Illinois, USA
won 37 (KO 13) + lost 30 (KO 9) + drawn 3 = 70
rounds boxed 539 KO% 18.57

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1946-11-27Dolph Quijano25-1-0
Wichita, Kansas, USALKO210
"Frank Gilleece suspended Musto for his poor performance. Musto made little effort to defend himself." (The Ring, February 47, page 49)
1946-10-01Johnny Colan51-11-1
Park Arena, Bronx, New York, USALTKO38
referee: Johnny Felix
Referee Felix stopped the bout.
1946-08-16Arturo Godoy73-16-9
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USALTKO610
time: 2:40 | referee: Jack Michaels
Musto was knocked down for nine counts in the 1st and 2nd round.
1946-07-09Ragon Kinney10-0-0
El Paso, Texas, USALPTS1010
1946-05-20Bill Petersen34-17-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO28
referee: Norm McGarrity
1946-04-25Jim Anderson
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1946-04-11Moose Kennedy8-8-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO56
1946-01-31Jack Conway3-6-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
1945-06-01Charley Jackson7-1-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO36
1945-05-02Buddy Waterman2-9-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO26
1943-07-12Tami Mauriello45-5-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO710
Mauriello had a "clear edge" when the bout was stopped by the doctor because of Musto sustaining a dislocated jaw. (New York Times)
1943-06-14Wallace Cross17-14-2
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1943-04-16Nate Bolden44-16-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
Musto suffered two knockdowns in losing.
1943-04-02Tommy Gomez43-3-1
Municipal Auditorium, Tampa, Florida, USALTKO110
time: 0:49 | referee: Tony Cancela
1943-03-08Buddy Walker44-10-4
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
1943-02-01Buddy Walker42-9-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
1943-01-12Herbie Katz54-16-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1942-12-07Al Blake23-8-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1942-11-09Lou Brooks21-5-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1942-10-19Lou Brooks20-5-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALSD1010
Musto was down for a nine count in the third. The bout kept the crowd on it's feet much of the time.
1942-09-17Lee Savold71-24-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
Musto down in final round
1942-08-21Lee Savold71-23-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
1942-07-14Tami Mauriello38-3-1
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USALPTS88
1941-12-09Herbie Katz48-13-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
Musto was down for a nine count in the 2nd. It was thought that he suffered a fractured jaw.
1941-11-25Buddy Knox96-18-5
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USADPTS88
referee: Barney Felix | judge: Pat Collins | judge: Sidney Scharlin
1941-09-24Lem Franklin25-5-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO210
1941-09-10Jimmy Bivins23-2-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1941-06-10Nash Garrison55-25-5
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frankie Carter 54-56
Musto was knocked down in the 5th round.
1941-05-19Turkey Thompson26-3-0
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Abe Roth
1941-04-08Joe Louis47-1-0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALTKO915
time: 1:36 | referee: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Musto was knocked down in the 3rd round, his only trip to the canvas. Louis was well ahead on points when the fight was stopped because of a severe cut suffered by Tony.

1941-02-19Buddy Knox91-12-4
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWSD1010
1940-12-02Arturo Godoy53-11-7
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1940-11-20Pietro Georgi57-43-9
Miami Field, Miami, Florida, USAWKO510
1940-10-21Red Burman72-16-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
"A savage 10-round scrap" with both fighters "cut and bleeding at the final bell." (Associated Press)
1940-10-07Buddy Walker27-0-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
Walker "came back from a 3rd round knockdown to maul out a decisive 10-round victory." (Associated Press)
1940-08-05Eddie Blunt30-9-3
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USALTKO710
Deep gash over the left eye
1940-07-01Curtis Sheppard8-4-0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Chick Rodgers | judge: George Lupinacci
1940-04-16Buddy Knox83-10-2
Biscayne Arena, Miami, Florida, USADPTS1010
1940-03-11Hardrock Harden58-14-6
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1940-02-19Johnny Risko69-45-6
Beach Arena, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO310
1939-10-05Buddy Scott41-4-2
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USALPTS1010
1939-09-15Andy Miller16-7-3
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
1939-09-01Eddie Simms36-35-5
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Tony Gilmore 47-53 | 49-51 | 51-49
Bob Soderman wrote that "Simms-Musto was a dandy fight."
1939-06-08Gunnar Barlund27-7-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
This was a slow fight. Barlund depended mainly on a left jab and Musto had trouble getting to close quarters, which he needed to do to offset Barlund's superior height and reach.
1939-04-13Lem Franklin10-3-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
According to Bob Soderman, the report of this fight in the Chicago Tribune was rather skimpy. Presumably Musto wore Franklin down with in-fighting; at least he did so for the first six rounds.
1939-03-02Henry Wacker9-0-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
Musto was down in round one and Wacker in the fifth. It was an exciting fight with the advantage seesawing back and forth. Musto won the decision unanimously.
1939-02-10Clarence Brown3-2-4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO610
1939-01-25Freddie Fiducia40-11-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1938-12-16Tom Kenneally14-1-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Kenneally outboxed Musto, but Tom was beginning to fade in the last two rounds and Tony would have benefited from the fight being a 10-rounder instead of eight.
1938-11-30Sandy McDonald23-17-3
Park Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO610
A right to the chin put McDonald down for the count in 1:55 of round six. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-11-02Max Marek19-10-1
Park Casino, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Marek retired after this fight. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-10-13Jorge Brescia13-5-0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Bennie Bickers
1938-10-04Hank Bath13-5-0
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO710
1938-08-12Art Oliver4-8-0
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1938-07-13Leonard Bostick10-5-1
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO610
1938-06-30Pat McDuff15-5-1
Open-Air Arena, Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
A search of the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding) indicates that this was the only meeting between Musto and McDuff, although two Houston fights between the two are shown in Musto's published record (The Ring Record Book, 1947 and earlier editions).
1938-04-14Maxie Roesch14-5-1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1938-03-25Salvatore Ruggirello30-56-0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1938-03-04Jay D Turner6-6-3
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWPTS1010
The 1938-10-7 Corpus Christi Times reported that Musto had won 2 of 4 bouts over Turner
1938-02-25Tyrus Smith4-3-0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Mike Parrish
1938-02-04Pio Pico7-5-1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1938-01-07Maxie Roesch13-4-1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bennie Bickers
1937-12-28Bobby Michaels
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USAWKO26
From the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding).
1937-12-21Carl Sikes
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USAWKO36
From the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding).
1937-12-17Jack Thompson16-7-0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1937-12-14Ray Blanchard
Olympiad Arena, Houston, Texas, USAWKO16
From the Houston Post (Laurence Fielding).
1937-10-22Harold Ullmer6-6-4
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was a close fight.
1937-09-17Emil Campagna12-2-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS66
From the Detroit News (Laurence Fielding).
1937-09-10Carl Vinciquerra15-0-3
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1937-07-20Jack Fargo6-0-2
Western Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
Scheduled according to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman), but needs verification. It was mentioned in the Tribune of July 27 that Fargo was undefeated and had only a draw with Carl Vinciquerra. (However, a draw with Harold Ullmer also occurred.)


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