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Casper Leon
Global ID12276
sexmale
birthdate 1872-12-08
death date 1926-05-06 (53)
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 3½″   /   161cm
aliasSicilian Swordfish
country Italy
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placePalermo, Sicilia, Italy
birth nameGaspare Leoni
won 40 (KO 14) + lost 16 (KO 4) + drawn 24 = 81
rounds boxed 925
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 2 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 38
Total Bouts 85 KO% 16.47
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1904-10-08Tommy Love33-2-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which reported that Leon received a trouncing.
1904-04-04Jimmy Farren40-7-8
Union Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS8
referee: George Owens
Results from the Baltimore Sun.
1903-04-17Danny Dougherty25-8-8
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
(Boston Globe) and (Chicago Tribune). The Philadelphia Item also favored Leon.
1902-11-03Patsy Broderick18-16-14
Gospel Hall, Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS1010
1902-02-19Alex Dunsheath1-7-1
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS2020
1902-01-22Jack Ward18-10-13
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
1902-01-06Kid Bernasconi2-0-0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Leon from the Philadelphia Item.
1901-04-22Jack Madden13-8-7
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALDQ15
1901-04-02Harry Forbes44-6-16
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USALTKO15
1901-03-08Maurice Rauch23-10-17
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USADPTS2020
1901-01-14George Monroe9-8-17
Whittington Park Arena, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALPTS2020
referee: Bat Masterson
Tuesday, January 15, 1901 Paper: Daily Illinois State Register
1900-12-18Kid McFadden11-3-9
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS2020
Referee Hogan.
1900-10-27Harry Forbes43-6-16
Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1900-10-16Harry Harris31-1-6
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
Harris had a big advantage in every round.
1900-09-06Harry Forbes43-6-15
Lake Contrary, Saint Joseph, Missouri, USADPTS2020
1900-08-14Johnny Reagan14-5-10
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2020
Reagan defends his World title claims at 115lbs
1900-06-02Jimmy Smith6-3-1
Mutual Street Rink, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLDQ220
referee: John R. Bennett
The fight was stopped by the police (Deputy Chief Stewart) after Leon hit Smith on the break. Leon had been warned twice in the opening round. "It was the general belief that Leon acted as he did to stave off defeat of a more salutary sort." - Globe
1900-05-22Joe Maxfield3-0-0
Business Men's Gymnasium, Cleveland, Ohio, USADNWS2020
(Coshocton Age)
1899-11-27Johnny Ritchie9-4-6
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS44
1899-10-27Steve Flanagan16-3-13
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS2525
Billed World 110lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1899-10-04Steve Flanagan16-3-11
West End Athletic Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS2020
Billed 112lbs American Bantamweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1899-09-16Danny Dougherty9-0-6
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Ed Dougherty
Billed American 110lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003
Casper was two pounds overweight and forfeited $50.

1899-07-24Maurice Rauch8-7-9
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS2020
1899-07-07Frank Cabrilliac
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO18
1899-06-23Clarence Forbes20-0-5
Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS1212
World Bantamweight Title
1899-06-09Clarence Forbes19-0-5
West Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS1212
Billed American 112lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1899-06-03Patsy Donovan3-6-2
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2020
Billed vacant World 110lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1899-05-25Pinky Evans2-3-1
Yonkers, New York, USAWPTS2020
1899-04-13Pinky Evans2-2-1
Waverly A.C., Yonkers, New York, USAWPTS2020
1899-04-01Danny Dougherty9-0-5
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Owen Ziegler
Leon claimed World 110lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1899-01-30Terry McGovern23-2-4
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO1225
1899-01-16Torpedo Billy Murphy84-36-17
Peerless A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1898-12-29Jimmy Barry59-0-8
Claus Groth Hall, Davenport, Iowa, USADPTS2020
referee: Malachy Hogan
World 110lbs Paperweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1898-11-26Sammy Harris4-0-0
Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1898-11-21Jimmy Barry59-0-7
McGurn's Handball Court, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
"(sic)On points Barry had the advantage, but under an agreement that if both were on their feet at the end Referee Hogan had no alternative but to call it a draw." Chicago Tribune
1898-11-07Joe Sturch7-1-4
McGurn's Handball Court, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1898-10-22Harry Forbes18-3-5
America A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: George Siler
1898-09-30Steve Flanagan14-2-7
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2525
Billed World 105lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1898-05-30Jimmy Barry59-0-3
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2020
World 110lbs Paperweight Title (110lbs)
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1898-04-29Jack Ward16-7-12
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS88
1898-03-03George Monroe4-1-4
Music Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1515
referee: Samuel C. Austin
Billed American 112lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1898-01-11Jack Ward15-6-11
Palace S.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USADPTS1515
referee: Samuel C. Austin
Was promoted as for the World Paperweight Title (110 lbs). Pre-arranged draw if both are on their feet, but Ward had slightly the better of the match, according to Trenton State Gazette. Leon was knocked down in the 12th round.
1897-12-02Lew Meyers1-0-0
Park City Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWPTS1515
1897-11-08Johnny Midget Glynn7-7-8
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
1897-05-22Ed Vaughn0-5-2
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWKO1020
1897-04-01Jack Ward15-5-9
Fifth Avenue A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS2020
1897-03-01Jack Church
Empire A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS2020
referee: Hernan Doescher
Bantamweight Championship of the United States
1897-01-18Jack McKeeck6-2-8
Union Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1515
1897-01-08Jack McKeeck6-1-8
Troy, New York, USAWPTS?
No rounds given.
1896-12-13Jack Lynch4-4-5
Toronto Athletic Club, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS2020
1896-11-24Dave Sullivan9-0-5
Bohemian S.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USADPTS2020
Referee: Jem Mace
1896-10-16Jimmy Rose0-0-3
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Samuel C. Austin
1896-08-22Jack Lynch4-4-4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
1896-07-14Jack Moran
Capital City AC, Albany, New York, USAWKO8
1896-06-15Johnny Connors1-1-0
Park Theater, Niagara Falls, New York, USAWTKO925
vacant American 105 lbs Bantamweight Title
Side bet of $1000
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1896-05-02Connie Sullivan1-4-1
New York, New York, USAWKO5
1896-04-25Tommy Spider Kelly8-9-4
New York A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS88
Fought at 110lbs and decision went to Leon. Boston Globe
1896-04-07Turkey Point Billy Smith2-3-0
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USAWKO2
1896-03-31Jack Lynch4-3-4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1896-03-24Jack Lynch3-2-4
New York, New York, USAWKO7
1896-02-22Jack Madden5-1-0
New York A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1896-01-30George Johnson0-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1896-01-18Sammy Meyers1-1-0
New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1896-01-04Frank Brennan
Union A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO4
1895-12-02Joe Elms3-1-4
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWDQ46
referee: Tim Hurst
Elms hit Leon when he slipped to the canvas, and was disqualified when he repeated the foul a few moments later.
1895-11-29Frank Burns
Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO4
1895-11-11Turkey Point Billy Smith2-1-0
Empire Athletic Club, Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1895-10-28Patsy Haley4-1-3
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1895-10-26Young Corfield
New York, New York, USAWKO2
1895-10-07Charles Roden0-2-0
Constable Hook, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1895-08-22Bill Klemm
Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWKO8
1895-08-19Jimmy Barry46-0-1
Academy of Music, New York, New York, USANCND44
No decision was given. Boston Globe
1895-07-15Charles Roden0-1-0
Oakland Avenue Rink, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1895-05-17Ed Vaughn0-3-1
Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO4
1895-05-13Mike Newman
Grand Army Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ5
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