Allentown Joe Gans
Global ID40820
birthdate 1896-05-06
death date 1953-08-12 (57)
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
aliasYoung Hicks/Joe Hicks
country USA
residenceNewark, New Jersey, USA
birth placeNorfolk, Virginia, USA
birth nameArphelius Hicks
won 45 (KO 20) + lost 16 (KO 2) + drawn 10 = 75
rounds boxed 562
Newspaper Decisions won 30 : lost 12 : drawn 8
rounds boxed 452
Total Bouts 125 KO% 16

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1932-11-24Jack Revello11-5-0
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
1929-10-14Matt Adgie31-11-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO110
1928-05-03Lou Scozza34-9-5
Elks Club, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
1928-04-02Jack Prybella26-16-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-02-16Lew Chester30-17-7
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1928-01-23Johnny Haystack24-10-6
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-01-03Lou Bogash92-13-12
State Armory, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
From the Bridgeport Post (Herb Goldman). It was a rather fight, won clearly by Bogash.
1927-12-01Tom Kirby15-9-3
Armory A.C., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1927-10-12Red Uhlan35-17-17
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS88
1927-10-10Tom Kirby15-8-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ410
1927-08-23Pete Latzo45-5-2
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALDQ810
referee: Slim Brennan
Gans down in the second and fifth rounds. Latzo's debut as a middleweight.
1927-07-20Johnny Haystack22-8-6
Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-05-17Jimmy Moore27-16-5
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-04-19Jimmy Moore27-16-4
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
1927-03-16Lew Chester29-13-7
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1926-10-04Walcott Langford5-0-2
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ410
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Langford was winning until Gans landed below the belt.
1926-07-12Yale Okun29-4-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1926-06-15Harry Greb106-7-3
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Frank McCracken | judge: Ellis Riskin | judge: Yankee Evans
1926-05-13George Manolian24-4-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1926-05-07Roland Todd62-15-4
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWRTD910
referee: Tommy Ginty | judge: Mike Bernstein | judge: Yankee Evans
1926-04-16Tiger Flowers96-12-4
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
1926-02-23Everett Strong16-1-0
Civic Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Eddie White
1926-02-10Eddie McGovern51-23-28
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS66
1926-01-13Eddie McGovern50-22-28
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-12-30Ray Pelkey34-16-12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy Burke
1925-12-04Ted Nelson9-10-2
Gaiety Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
1925-11-30Jakie Cohen4-5-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
1925-11-11Maxie Rosenbloom26-4-5
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALDQ610
referee: Jack Michaels
Gans was disqualified for a low blow. The bout was described by the Syracuse Journal as a slow bout, with both boxers stalling.
(Michaels debut as a referee in a Syracuse ring)

1925-09-24Sailor Darden7-15-1
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1925-08-21Tiger Flowers91-11-4
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1925-08-10Sailor Friedman26-8-3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1925-07-13Al Walthers16-8-2
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record and the Pittsburgh Post.
1925-05-26Jock Malone54-9-3
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1925-03-28Italian Joe Gans36-18-9
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1925-03-23Jack McVey36-5-0
113th Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times
1925-03-13Al Wise26-4-7
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-02-10Bud Spratley3-7-1
Armory, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USANCNC110
The bout was declared no contest after Spratley had gone down from an apparently light right and left to the head.
1925-01-19Jack Delaney44-5-1
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Pep O'Brien | judge: Jimmy Henahan | judge: Freddie Seymour
1924-12-27Ted Moore47-9-2
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USADPTS1212
1924-12-10Frank Moody95-38-12
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USANCNC910
The bout was stopped by the state inspector who stated that the two were "taking things too easy."
1924-11-17Frank Moody95-38-11
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Henahan | judge: Yankee Evans | judge: James Snee
1924-11-14Augie Ratner32-16-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1924-10-15Bermondsey Billy Wells20-8-6
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
referee: Tommy Ferguson | judge: Bill Gallagher | judge: Freddie Seymour
1924-10-08Andy Palmer27-15-13
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Murphy | judge: Tony Early | judge: Ellis Riskin
1924-08-26Kid Smith1-9-0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1924-08-15Jack McVey31-4-0
Baseball Park, Larksville, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Murphy | judge: James Snee | judge: George Mallard
1924-07-12Jack McVey30-4-0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1924-07-05Wildman Gould20-22-6
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO512
referee: Jack Dorman
1924-06-21Charley Murray21-13-6
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWKO2
1924-04-28Dave Shade67-13-46
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1924-04-10Andy Palmer27-13-13
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1924-04-07Rocky Smith17-3-2
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1924-03-18Harry Galfund24-6-2
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1924-03-06Frank Moody90-34-11
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1924-01-31Roland Todd57-7-2
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1924-01-15Jimmy O'Gatty12-11-2
Grand Opera House, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1923-12-20Joe Jackson11-8-1
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1923-12-05Pal Reed39-14-2
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1923-11-27Danny Fagan3-5-0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1923-11-26Al Wise21-4-2
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
(Chicago Tribune). Also, newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-10-26K.O. Sullivan4-5-0
Nesbitt Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent
1923-10-17Frankie Venchall5-4-0
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent
1923-10-12Jack Rivers0-4-0
Nesbitt Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1923-09-10Jimmy Booker
Maryland Baseball Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1923-09-04Jack McVey27-3-0
Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-08-29Larry Estridge20-0-0
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent
1923-08-14Leo Leonard6-6-0
Baseball Park, Larksville, Pennsylvania, USAWKO48
1923-06-14Frankie Schoell42-8-4
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS10
Newspaper win for Schoell
1923-05-04Jerry Hayes1-2-0
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO78
1923-01-22Leo Leonard6-2-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO38
A win for Gans was reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, his opponent being shown as Joe Hicks! Since "Joe Hicks" was Gans's actual name, this appears to be an error. Leo Leonard is usually shown as Gans's first opponent, so this may have been correct, but needs verification.
1922-12-10Kid Alberts2-2-0
Havana, CubaNCNC6
referee: Fernando Rios
Bout cancelled in sixth round by referee due to heavy rain that soaked the ring canvas and audience.
1922-10-29Estanislao Frias2-4-1
Havana, CubaWPTS1010
1922-10-07Clemente Sanchez17-1-0
Lawn & Tennis Club, Havana, CubaWKO5
1922-08-21Bert Green11-2-1
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO5
1922-07-12Joe Libby4-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC38
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
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