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Leach Cross
Global ID17314
sexmale
birthdate 1886-02-12
death date 1957-09-07 (71)
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divisionlightweight
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach67″   /   170cm
aliasThe Fighting Dentist
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
birth nameLouis Charles Wallach
won 35 (KO 22) + lost 10 (KO 4) + drawn 4 = 49
rounds boxed 422
Newspaper Decisions won 55 : lost 28 : drawn 14
rounds boxed 826
Total Bouts 146 KO% 15.07
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1921-11-07Frankie Maxwell3-3-1
Star S.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
Cross announced his retirement on December 8, 1921.
1921-09-30Bert Spencer11-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1921-07-06Westside Jimmy Duffy18-15-4
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1921-06-21Gene Delmont16-32-15
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-05-13Bobby Harper18-1-13
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS1010
1921-04-28Joe Gorman55-19-42
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
1921-04-01Chet Neff56-23-75
Bike Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44
1916-02-21Milburn Saylor32-17-8
Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALTKO510
In the third Cross took the count of nine three times. He got through the fourth by clinching, and was down twice in the fifth. He announced his retirement shortly after this bout.
1916-01-19Johnny Harvey11-6-0
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Cross won the newspaper decision. (Newark Advocate) This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.
1916-01-15Walter Mohr6-3-3
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-12-23Packy Hommey17-3-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1915-12-17Ad Wolgast54-7-11
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO610
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
With both eyes closed and blood streaming from an old wound, Wolgast staggered to his corner at the end of the sixth round. Cross watched the effects of his gruelling punishment from the opposite corner, smiling grimly as the referee halted the bout.
1915-11-19Johnny Harvey11-6-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Cross won the newspaper decision. (Nevada State Journal) The Philadelphia Record also reported that Cross was the winner.
1915-11-03Andy Cortez4-8-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1515
1915-10-23Fighting Fitzpatrick2-7-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO410
1915-08-19Johnny Griffiths13-2-3
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Johnny Haukop
Griffiths, winning the newspaper decision, gave Cross "quite a trimming." (Reno Evening Gazette). The New York Telegram reported the same result.
1915-06-18Johnny Dundee18-1-6
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Johnny Haukop
Dundee's foot work was fast and tireless, he ducked away from Cross' punches and won the bout. (New York Times)
1915-06-02Ad Wolgast51-5-10
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Roche
Cross was far too clever for the ex-champion, while he kept dancing away from Wolgast's left hand, he drove home swings and jabs that rocked his head like a ship in a tempest. New York Times
However, according to Jack Kincaid, Cross was floored for a nine-count in round six by a left hook.

1915-04-29Packy Hommey15-3-0
Federal A.C., Atlantic Gardens, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Cross won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times.
1915-04-15Walter Mohr5-2-3
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWNWS1515
Newspaper decision from the Naugatuck Daily News
1915-03-25Charley White45-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Roche
Newspaper decision from the New York Times. Chicago Tribune had this fight even. However, New York City newspapers in general called Cross the winner (Jack Kincaid).
1915-03-09Harry Pierce5-0-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1915-02-10Willie Gradwell2-2-0
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1915-01-19Harry Pierce4-0-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times<\i>
1915-01-13Joe Shugrue22-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Roche
Newspaper decision from the New York Times; various New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-12-08Phil Bloom4-1-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and from various New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-11-17Gilbert Gallant19-6-16
Empire A.C., Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper win for Gallant (New York Times).
Cross was on the deck for two nine-counts, in round one and again in round six. This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.

1914-10-13Gilbert Gallant18-6-16
Arena (Atlas A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
Cross took a nine-count in the the first and second rounds.
1914-10-06Walter Mohr3-2-3
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Johnny Haukop
Cross won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
The alleged fight of October 6, 1911, previously shown in this record, was a duplicate of this actual fight.

1914-09-07Johnny Tillman14-0-2
Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Cross in Milwaukee Free Press; draw in Oshkosh NW (WI)
Tillman injured hand in 4th round. Papers outside Wisconsin showed the same split; for instance the Philadelphia Record had Cross winning and the Pittsburgh Post had it as a draw.

1914-08-11Mexican Joe Rivers18-5-2
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
The alleged fight of August 11, 1911, previously shown in this record, was a duplicate of this actual fight.
1914-07-04Red Watson15-11-10
Athletic Park, San Diego, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Root
1914-05-29Red Watson15-10-10
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jim Griffin
1914-04-28Freddie Welsh57-3-6
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
1914-03-20Joe Shugrue19-2-1
Empire A.C., New Star Casino, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Popular verdict was a draw (New York Times). Jack Kincaid found the same in various New York City newspapers.
1914-03-05Phil Bloom3-1-0
Empire A.C., New Star Casino, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Cross won the newspaper decision (Reno Evening Gazette, Philadelphia Record), and New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.
1914-01-01Bud Anderson19-1-3
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWKO720
referee: George Blake
1913-11-27Mexican Joe Rivers16-4-2
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS2020
referee: George Blake
Cross was down twice for 9-counts in the fourth round, and took "nine" again in the 12th.
1913-11-10Willie Ritchie20-6-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Surce Hartford Courant
1913-10-07Young Abe Brown8-2-0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO610
referee: Billy Moore
Brown was knocked out by a one-two to the jaw.
1913-09-01Frank Barrieau3-0-1
Brighouse Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1212
A mutual agreement that the contest would be a draw if both men were on their feet at the end of twelve rounds. Barrieau received the decision from the spectators as he had twice knocked down the American.
1913-07-29Matty Baldwin81-19-50
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
1913-07-04Bud Anderson17-0-3
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWKO1220
Anderson was unconscious for four minutes.
1913-05-28Teddy Maloney12-0-1
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1913-05-13Johnny Dohan14-8-7
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1913-05-07Harry Trendall15-4-4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS88
Trendall was better (New York Times).
1913-04-08Mexican Joe Rivers16-3-2
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times
1913-03-10Joe Mandot37-6-5
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO1010
referee: Dick Burke
Mandot outboxed Cross for 8 rounds, flooring him for no-counts in the fourth and fifth rounds. But Cross turned the tide in the ninth with a crushing right that floored Mandot. Joe went down four more times in the ninth and was quickly stopped in the tenth when the towel was thrown in the ring. (from New Orleans Times-Democrat).
1913-01-29Joe Shugrue16-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision from the New York Times. Cross dropped Shugrue for a count of four at the end of round four.
1913-01-21Lockport Jimmy Duffy16-0-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Maurice Collins
Buffalo Times
1913-01-14Mexican Joe Rivers15-3-2
Empire A.C., Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision was a draw (New York Times)
Rivers took a count of "four" in the second round.

1912-12-02Shamus O'Brien1-0-0
Yonkers A.C., Yonkers, New York, USAWNWS1010
A newspaper win for Cross (New York Times).
1912-11-28Battling Nelson53-16-19
44th Street A.C., New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Young Corbett
Newspaper decision for Cross from NY Times and NY Sun.
1912-11-14One Round Hogan10-5-4
44th Street A.C., New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USAWKO310
referee: Young Corbett
1912-10-11Jack Britton27-6-8
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Cross "received a most artistic beating. There was no round in which the Chicago boy did not appear a champion opposed to a novice" (New York Times).
1912-09-10Lockport Jimmy Duffy13-0-2
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USALDQ410
referee: Dan Tone
"Scarcely, thirty seconds had elapsed when Cross had been warned for hitting on the breakaway, and then, as Duffy clinched and held one of Cross' hands, Leach deliberately delivered two kidney punches in rapid succession". -NY Evening Telegram
1912-09-06Teddy Maloney12-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record was in favor of Cross. The Item called it a draw. Cross suffered a flash knockdown in round five.
1912-08-21Tommy O'Keefe15-6-4
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Cross won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
1912-08-07Young Jack O'Brien6-0-0
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
referee: Dan Tone
A draw from NY Times. Newspaper decision for Cross from NY Sun.
Fought at 135 pounds ringside.

1912-07-24Tommy O'Keefe15-6-4
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
A draw from NY Times. Newspaper decision for O'Keefe from NY Sun. Newspaper decision for Cross from Philadelphia Record.
1912-06-11Jack Redmond37-13-7
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Dan Tone
Newspaper decision for Cross from NY Times and NY Sun.
1912-06-03Knockout Brown27-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Cross won the "newspaper decision." Re-opening of Madison Square Garden
Brown suffered flash knockdowns in first and seventh (New York Times)

1912-05-21Paddy Sullivan18-4-2
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USAWKO510
referee: Dan Tone
A right to the jaw knocked Sullivan out.
1912-04-17Harlem Tommy Murphy31-6-7
Empire A.C., Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Dan Tone
Newspaper win for Cross (New York Times). This program was promoted by the Empire A.C.
1912-03-13One Round Hogan8-2-4
Harlem River Casino, New York, New York, USAWDQ110
referee: Charlie White
This program was held by the Madison A.C.
1912-03-05Billy Allen17-5-9
Olympic A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWTKO510
referee: Charlie White
(Watertown Daily Times)
1912-02-26Willie Beecher8-1-1
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Consensus nNewspaper win for Cross from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). NOTE: The previously listed fight between Leach Cross and Harry Stone, dated 2/13/12, has been deleted because no proof of its occurrence has been found or has been offered.
1912-02-19Tommy Maloney1-1-0
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Cross won this bout by a large margin, reported to be their third meeting. (New York Times)
1912-02-07Johnny Dohan13-7-5
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Moore
(New York Times)
1912-01-15Bert Keyes9-8-7
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Keyes put Cross down for nine counts twice in the first round, and also put him through the ropes. Cross came back and won the bout decisively. New York Times
1911-12-20Knockout Brown25-2-0
Empire A.C., Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
referee: Dan Tone
Cross won the "newspaper decision." (New York Times and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.) However New York newspapers generally saw it as a draw or even as a win for Cross (Jack Kincaid). This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.
1911-12-11Cy Smith6-1-0
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper win for Cross (New York Times).
Cross was down for a nine-count in the first round.

1911-11-27Battling Hurley9-1-4
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO810
referee: Dan Tone
1911-11-14Tommy Maloney1-1-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
Cross won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
1911-09-25Tommy Maloney1-1-0
Fordon A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
(New York Times) Jack Kincaid has it as a draw, based upon reports of several New York newspapers.
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