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Tony Ross
Global ID39874
sexmale
birthdate 1885-00-00
death date 1941-08-31 (56)
divisionheavyweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
aliasItalian Bearcat
country USA
residenceNew Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeItaly
birth nameAntonio Rossilano
won 24 (KO 20) + lost 13 (KO 9) + drawn 6 = 43
rounds boxed 272
Newspaper Decisions won 16 : lost 9 : drawn 7
rounds boxed 256
Total Bouts 75 KO% 26.67
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1916-12-04Joe Jeannette80-10-8
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALKO310
1916-05-23Bill Brennan10-0-0
Airdome A.C., Rochester, New York, USALKO810
referee: Maurice Collins
1915-09-06Texas Tate0-0-3
Grand Opera House, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWDQ1215
(Tulsa Daily World)
1915-05-27Terry Kellar16-16-8
Chernoff A.C., Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1915-03-15John Foley0-1-0
Steubenville, Ohio, USAWKO610
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1915-01-01Fireman Jim Flynn50-19-15
Germania Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Harry Bollock
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
1914-11-27Tom Kennedy5-3-1
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALDQ110
referee: Patsy Haley
Both men had been boxing 2 minutes when Ross accidentally landed a low blow which disabled Kennedy, forcing Referee Haley to disqualify Ross.
1914-10-26Dan Daily13-2-0
Italian Hall, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New Castle News
1914-10-17Sailor Fred Fritts3-2-0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-06-22Kid Jackson14-9-0
Premierland, Stepney, London, United KingdomWKO615x3
Reference: Boxing, June 27, 1914, page 214.
1914-02-19Jim Coffey16-1-0
Empire A.C., Harlem, New York, USALKO610
"...The bout was one-sided throughout...Coffey was easily the better man and led on points from start to finish.."[NY Tribune] The end came when Ross started a left hook and Coffey's right landed first.
1914-02-10Jim Savage17-7-0
Brown's Gym, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid). [Robert Edgren of the NY Evening World claimed Ross was whipped easily by Savage.]
1914-01-31Battling Levinsky20-1-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Levinsky.
1913-10-21Gunboat Smith38-6-4
Arena (Atlas A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO1012
time: 1:30 | referee: Jack Sheehan
Gunboat had Ross down three times in the 8th round but couldn't finish him. Smith dropped Ross twice in the tenth, once from a blow to the back of the head, the last time for keeps; the latter had to be carried to his corner.
1913-10-14Charley Miller17-8-9
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ312
Miller was disqualified for low blows (Boston Globe).
1913-02-04Andy Smith2-2-0
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
1912-11-15Al Palzer8-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: William H. Rocap
Palzer made a poor showing, as he was unable to land his favorite uppercut though he did manage to land several very low blows. According to both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record Ross won the newspaper decision from the 3rd round on.
1912-10-30Al Kubiak19-10-2
Lawrence Rink, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
referee: Jimmie Dunn
Newspaper decision from the New Castle News.
1912-09-09Joe Jeannette50-7-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALDQ710
referee: Billy Joh
Appearing badly out of condition, Ross was in dire straights and began early on to deliberately drive his fists into Jeannette's groin to force a stoppage.
1912-06-04John Wille9-10-8
Gate City A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
referee: George Brownfield
1912-05-20Frank Moran13-3-1
Tuxedo Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
referee: Walter C Kelly
Cleveland Leader.
1912-01-06George Kid Cotton4-2-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post, according to which Cotton was the clear winner.
1911-11-14Andy Morris13-8-4
Labor Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Ross reported as having better of fight in Pittsburgh Post.
1911-11-04George Kid Cotton3-2-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Cotton was down twice and was thoroughly licked.
1911-10-30Jack Twin Sullivan42-16-31
Steel City A.C., Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
referee: Walter C Kelly
Newspaper decision from the New Castle News
1911-10-05Morris Harris16-8-0
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO310
1911-08-24Sam Langford69-6-19
National Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALKO610
1911-08-01Joe Jeannette28-7-5
20th Century A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
New York Times and NY Sun
1911-07-28Sandy Ferguson32-15-13
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO510
Ferguson to Referee Charley White: "I had enough." - Buffalo Times
1911-05-08Jack Twin Sullivan42-16-31
International A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
Buffalo Courier
1911-03-10Morris Harris16-7-0
Armory, Rochester, New York, USAWNWS66
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported Ross as winner of the newspaper decision.
1911-02-22Young Hank Griffin5-3-0
Rochester, New York, USAWKO16
"..Twice Ross put Griffin through the ropes.."
1911-02-17Jack Twin Sullivan41-16-31
Magnolia Club, Buffalo, New York, USADNWS1010
Buffalo Courier
1911-01-30George Kid Cotton3-1-0
Labor Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Ross gave Cotton a drubbing.
1910-12-26Jim Barry17-9-2
National A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
1910-11-16Jack Twin Sullivan40-15-31
Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, USADNWS1010
(Post Standard)
1910-10-08Al Kaufman19-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record both had Kaufman the winner.
1910-09-27George Kid Cotton1-1-0
Labor Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. It was a close fight.
1910-09-12Jack Fitzgerald10-4-0
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Ross.
1910-08-25Billy Edwards0-1-0
Olean A.C., Olean, New York, USAWKO310
Edwards quit in 3rd round claiming he was sick. Olean Evening Herald
1910-08-11Jim Smith5-4-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times and the New York Evening Telegram (Paul Zabala).
1910-05-19Tom Overby2-0-1
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
From the Pittsburgh Post. Fights of more than six rounds duration in Pennsyulvania usually had official decisions.
1910-04-19Battling Jim Johnson3-0-1
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Item called this fight a draw.
1910-03-14Jack Fitzgerald9-4-0
Lawrence Rink, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the New Castle News.
1910-02-14Morris Harris11-4-0
Lawrence Rink, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1212
The Pittsburgh Post gave the newspaper decision as a draw.
1910-01-12Tommy Dugan1-2-0
Lawrence Rink, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWKO312
Buffalo Courier
1909-12-06Billy Edwards0-1-0
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Ross licked Edwards again according to the Pittsburgh Post).
1909-10-18Mike Schreck62-10-23
Houghton, Michigan, USADPTS1010
1909-10-12Billy Edwards
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWKO812
1909-09-22Mike Schreck62-10-22
Capital A.C., Columbus, Ohio, USADPTS66
1909-06-30Jack Johnson36-5-7
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Jimmy Dime
World Heavyweight Title
Johnson won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post) The Pittsburgh Post did not consider this to be a title fight. Johnson was an easy winner.

1909-04-13Al Kaufman18-1-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALNWS1010
Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was ringside and laughed at the boxers. Kaufman had been touted as a potential contender for Johnson's title. Tacoma Daily News(New York Times)
1909-03-12Marvin Hart27-5-4
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USALDQ1325
referee: Dave Barry
"Ross had Hart practically knocked out when the foul was administered. Hart was on the floor and Ross stooped down and struck him. There was an instant cry from the big crowd that filled the West Side arena and the referee awarded the fight to Hart." Source: Galveston Daily News
1909-02-10George Gunther5-8-3
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
According to the Pittsburgh Post, this was a "dreary six-round draw."
1909-01-20Larry Temple16-8-6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Gib Marsh
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. This was Temple's first appearance in local rings in three years.
1908-11-09Morris Harris11-3-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Jimmie Mason
The Pittsburgh Post gave the newspaper decision to Harris. The Pittsburgh Press called it a draw.
1908-10-02Morris Harris11-3-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Jimmie Mason
Pittsburgh Post failed to report the result of this fight, but Philadelphia Item gave a wire service report of a newspaper decision in favor of Harris. A draw from Pittsburgh Gazette Times. Harris was knocked down in the 3rd round. The Pittsburgh Press gave the decision to Harris.
1908-08-07Sam Langford46-6-17
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALTKO56
referee: Johnny White
"...Ross who outweighed Langford by as much as 15 or 20 pounds was so totally outclassed that his manager Jimmy Dime threw in the sponge in the 5th..."
1908-05-30Jim Barry11-3-0
Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1212
referee: Fred Serenbough
From the Pittsburgh Post. This may have been a newspaper decision.
1908-05-18George Gardner44-10-7
Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO712
Not a points loss for Gardner as previously displayed here. Source: Boston Globe Now, from the Pittsburgh Post.
1908-04-13Mike Schreck59-9-22
Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO1012
Claiming to have been fouled, Schreck refused to come out for round 10.
1908-03-16Jim Jeffords20-20-1
Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWKO312
1908-01-31Mike Schreck58-9-21
New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1010
1907-11-28Jim Barry7-1-0
Winnisimmet A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USALKO210
1907-09-11Fireman Jim Flynn32-8-13
Pueblo, Colorado, USALDQ1320
1907-05-03Mike Schreck56-8-21
Dayton, Ohio, USALKO1315
1907-04-15Bill Heveron2-3-2
Croton Av. Hall, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWKO212
1907-03-12Frank Jeffries0-1-0
Croton Av. Hall, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWKO412
1907-01-15Jack Graham2-8-1
Croton Av. Hall, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWKO512
1906-11-05Frank Jeffries
Queen City A.C., Titusville, Pennsylvania, USAWKO910
1906-06-18Jim Scanlan40-12-9
Opera House, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USALTKO612
1906-02-23Con Crowley2-1-0
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USAWKO215
From the Pittsburgh Post. This was Ross's second win over Crowley.
1906-01-31Ed Arkwright0-1-0
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWKO18
1905-12-22Con Crowley2-0-0
Monaca A.C., Monaca, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1905-10-23Ed Arkwright
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWKO58

 
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