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Battling Al Murray
Global ID13823
sexmale
birthdate 1900-07-06
death date 1979-12-31 (79)
divisionflyweight
height5′ 2½″   /   159cm
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeChester, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameAlexander DeRenza
won 30 (KO 24) + lost 17 (KO 4) + drawn 4 = 57
rounds boxed 339
Newspaper Decisions won 50 : lost 30 : drawn 20
rounds boxed 716
Total Bouts 157 KO% 15.29
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1927-02-14Frankie Porto17-11-2
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1926-10-15Tommy Dundee4-1-1
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USALDQ78
Reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1926-09-17Tommy Dundee4-0-1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
From reports in four Philadelphia newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-08-22Black Bill64-5-7
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-02-20Kid Fredericks4-11-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1924-10-27Emil Paluso32-2-1
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Trenton Evening Times
1924-09-15Amos 'Kid' Carlin19-1-3
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1515
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1924-09-09Bobby Burke17-7-1
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1924-05-05Ty Coleman17-1-0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Al Murphy | judge: William Lentz | judge: Tom Walsh
1924-03-11Bobby Burke11-4-1
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1924-02-18Mickey Morris0-4-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USADNWS88
Considered a draw by ringside reporters. (Philadelphia Record)
1924-02-15Johnny Fagan5-10-5
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-01-30Indian Russell16-9-0
Moose Hall, Shamokin, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1923-12-10Charlie Ray5-3-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-11-16Indian Russell16-6-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record)
1923-10-08Len Brenner1-0-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Murray won the "newspaper decision."
IBRO 73

1923-10-05Steve Cole0-3-0
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Murray won the "newspaper decision."
IBRO 73

1923-09-17Benny Schwartz38-8-5
Chesapeake Junction, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1923-08-16Joe Colletti19-4-2
Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1923-07-12Joe Fragola
Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USADNWS66
From the Atlantic City Daily Press (Herb Goldman).
1923-06-25Bud Taylor21-1-3
Three-I League Park, Terre Haute, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1923-05-23Benny Schwartz36-8-5
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
Sometimes reported as occurring May 2.
1923-05-11Pancho Villa60-3-3
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-04-30Benny Schwartz35-8-5
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Considered a draw by ringside reporters.
1923-04-24Battling Paskos1-3-0
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Reading Eagle
1923-03-20Benny Schwartz34-8-5
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Schwartz won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record)
1923-02-26Indian Russell14-5-0
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1923-02-16Johnny Royce6-1-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record) The Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) favored Royce, and the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) liked Murray.
1923-01-12Indian Russell13-5-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Russell won the bout (Philadelphia Inquirer)
1923-01-01Pancho Villa57-2-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1922-11-24Marty Kane7-14-5
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record)
1922-10-02Henry 'Kid' Wolfe3-3-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from Philadelphia newspapers.
1922-09-15Midget Kilburn
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record)
1922-07-21Frankie Genaro15-2-1
Ocean Park Casino, Long Branch, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening News
1922-06-23Kid Fredericks3-4-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1922-04-27Charlie Ray4-1-0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
A newspaper draw according to the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public Ledger.
1922-04-07Al Diamond16-8-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record)
1922-02-13Henry 'Kid' Wolfe2-3-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Wolfe won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
1922-02-10Harry Mansell1-12-3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1921-12-26Joe Shanks
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1921-12-02Leo Flynn4-3-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO68
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1921-11-24Henry 'Kid' Wolfe2-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Inquirer, the Public Ledger, and the Record).
1921-11-14Charlie Ray4-1-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
A Hair-line victory for Murray according to the Philadelphia Inquirer; however the Public Ledger also had Murray winning.
1921-10-24Billy Devine3-2-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1921-10-06Charlie Ray3-1-0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Called a newspaper draw by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public Ledger. IBRO 73
1921-08-12Maxie Williamson9-8-1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1921-06-06Willie Spencer10-7-8
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USANCND88
Spencer won the "newspaper decision."
1921-05-20Joe Flannery
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1921-04-18Johnny Rosner14-10-1
Camden, New Jersey, USADNWS88
Considered a draw by ringside reporters. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
1921-04-08Marty Kane7-13-5
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1921-03-18Jimmy Lavender1-4-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record)
1921-03-14Henry 'Kid' Wolfe2-2-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1921-02-18Little Jeff Smith11-6-3
4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1212
Saturday, February 19, 1921 Paper: Sun (Baltimore, MD)
1921-01-31Willie Spencer8-4-5
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Philadelphia Inquirer had the newspaper decision in favor of Murray. The Public Ledger thought it was a draw.
1921-01-29Leo Reynolds1-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Reynolds down in the 3rd round (Philadelphia Inquirer). Both the Inquirer and the Public Ledger said that Murray won.
1921-01-10Johnny Buff11-1-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Buff from Trenton Evening Times, Jersey Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Weigh-in at 115 pounds at 3 PM.

1920-12-25Hank McGovern1-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Public Ledger).
1920-12-03Martin Judge4-1-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record) However, both the Inquirer and the Public Ledger had it as a draw.
1920-11-11Jockey Joe Dillon5-5-0
WKO3
Exact date in 1920 & location unknown.
1920-10-20Joe Dorsey4-2-0
WKO2
Exact date in 1920 & location unknown.
1920-10-11Battling Harry Leonard8-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Leonard won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record) The Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Inquirer also both had Leonard as the winner.
1920-10-01Little Bear2-3-2
WKO3
Exact date in 1920 & location unknown.
1920-09-24Little Bear2-3-2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record)
1920-09-20Jack Perry3-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Public Ledger had Perry winning the newspaper decision. This was an 8-rounder, not six as shown before.
1920-06-19Hank McGovern
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1920-05-21Johnny McGinley
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1920-05-13Jimmy Wilde130-1-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO28
time: 2:13
Both fighters came in below the flyweight limit,so Wilde's world title was technically at risk in this fight. It was a newspaper decision affair.
1920-04-21Jimmy Wilde128-1-1
Sportsman's Club, Camden, New Jersey, USALTKO88
time: 2:21 | referee: William H. Rocap
Billed World flyweight title
Wilde was knocked down in round 1 by a left hook. Murray down three times in the 8th round before bout was stopped.

1920-04-10Young Zulu Kid17-16-9
WPTS1212
Exact date in 1920 and location unknown.
1920-02-23Tommy Holt2-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
Result from Philadelphia newspapers.
1920-02-10Hank McGovern
Auditorium A.A., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
The newspaper decision was a draw from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Public Ledger, and the Record.
1920-02-07Jimmy Mendo4-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1920-01-06Joe Dorsey4-2-0
Auditorium A.A., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Two Philadelphia newspapers (Record, Inquirer) had Murray winning; the Public Ledger preferred Dorsey.
1919-12-20Chick Hayes7-20-3
WKO1
Exact date & location unknown.
1919-12-08Dave Astey0-4-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Murray won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Record) The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) agreed. The Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) said that Astey won.
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