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Little Jeff Smith
Global ID44650
sexmale
birthdate 1902-12-28
death date 1988-08-25 (85)
divisionbantamweight
aliasLittle Jeff
country USA
residenceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
birth nameJoseph Cosentino
won 40 (KO 10) + lost 23 (KO 4) + drawn 10 = 73
rounds boxed 622
Newspaper Decisions won 9 : lost 6 : drawn 4
rounds boxed 152
Total Bouts 92 KO% 10.87
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1930-06-24Frankie Genaro67-14-6
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USALKO210
1928-08-03Corporal Izzy Schwartz54-25-11
Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USALKO415
NYSAC World flyweight title
1927-12-06Freddie Boorde30-22-19
Ringside Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USALTKO38
1926-09-06Felix Friedemann12-20-8
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1926-08-16Midget Doyle9-11-4
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1926-03-08Midget Doyle8-9-4
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1926-02-08Midget Doyle7-9-4
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1926-01-18Jack Alger
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO28
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-10-12Sammy Carson1-3-0
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO510
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-10-02Marty Gold27-6-6
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Jeff won the first two rounds, but, after that it was all Gold. (Chester Times)
1925-09-28Young Dencio22-16-6
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1212
1925-08-21Willie Spencer21-36-14
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO38
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-08-05Young Dencio21-14-6
Norfolk, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1925-06-26Sammy Carson1-2-0
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO46
1925-05-01Young Dencio21-14-6
Arcadia Hall, Washington, District of Columbia, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Washington DC newspapers (Laurence Fielding). It was unusual for fights in Washington to not be decided by official decision.
1925-04-20Freddy Lewis0-1-0
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO710
Reported in the Baltimore Sun, according to Laurence Fielding. The venue is uncertain.
1925-04-17Midget Doyle3-6-4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
1925-01-19Jackie Feldman5-9-1
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
Little Jeff wins back the Southern Flyweight Title--The Baltimore Sun.
1924-12-15Jackie Feldman4-9-1
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
Feldman wins the Southern Flyweight Title held by Little Jeff--The Baltimore Sun.
1924-11-24Tiny Trinkle3-12-4
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
1924-10-10Marty Gold14-2-4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-10-07Young Chappie4-6-1
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
1924-09-10Tiny Trinkle3-11-3
Folly Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1924-09-04Young Dencio14-8-4
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
Southern Flyweight Title
1924-07-24Mickey Golden1-3-0
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USAWTKO712
1924-06-04Young Chappie4-4-1
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1924-05-21Young Chappie4-3-1
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1924-02-27Benny Schwartz40-10-5
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
Southern Flyweight Title Fight.
1924-02-15Steve Cole0-3-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-01-01Joe Wallace0-3-0
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO512
Sid Schneck reported that Smith won in 12 rounds. However, both the Philadelphia Record and Baltimore newspapers (according to Laurence Fielding) reported that Smith won by 5-round knockout.
1923-12-25Young Chappie3-1-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-12-12Nate Carp15-5-5
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1923-10-19Nat Pincus22-4-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS44
1923-10-16Charles O'Toole
20th Century A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1923-10-11Matty Dechter6-3-2
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1923-09-21Hank McGovern2-2-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-09-19Kid Fredericks4-6-0
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO712
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1923-08-23Eddie Fitzsimmons
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USAWTKO610
Little Jeff Smith was a flyweight. Previously he was shown here as meeting Eddie Fitzsimmons, an outstanding lightweight/welterweight. Obviously this is not correct.
1923-05-29Kid Fredericks4-6-0
Peerless A.C., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
(Harrisburgh Telegraph)
1923-04-18Joe Belmont18-10-1
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
It was said that this was the 188th fight for Smith in just five years of boxing. Presumably this included amateur and service boxing,etc.
1923-04-04Young Fitzsimmons0-2-0
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1923-03-21Neal McHugh
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS66
From the Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1922-12-13Frankie Murray4-5-2
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS66
1922-11-06Benny Schwartz33-6-5
4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
Southern Flyweight Title
1922-10-13Jimmy Baxter1-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the The Ring, December 1922, page 32, and from Philadelphia newspapers.
1922-10-10Claude Wilson2-1-1
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USALPTS1212
referee: Bill Kaliska 3-6
Southern Flyweight Title
1922-09-11Hank McGovern2-1-0
Fourth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS88
From Baltimore results (Laurence Fielding).
1922-07-24Johnny Royce5-0-0
Maryland Ball Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS88
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1922-05-29Kid Fredericks3-4-0
Peerless A.C., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Harrisburg Evening News.
1922-05-25Hank McGovern1-0-0
Folly Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1922-05-08Benny Schwartz28-5-5
4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALDQ812
Southern Flyweight Title Bout per Ibro #74 Schwartz awarded a gold belt by promoter Benny Franklin--emblematic of the Southern Flyweight title per the Baltimore Sun.
1922-03-03Mickey Morris0-1-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public Ledger gave the newspaper decision to Smith.
1922-02-13Hank McGovern1-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Pep O'Brien
As Young Hank McGovern (Philadelphia Inquirer).
1921-12-16Hank McGovern1-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
1921-12-12Frankie Murray1-3-2
Fourth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
referee: Joe Tipman
1921-11-18Frankie Murray1-3-2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
Three Philadelphia newspapers disgreed on the decision: the Public Ledger called it a draw, the Inquirer thought that Smith won; and the Record scored it for Murray.
1921-11-02Kid Julian2-3-3
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1921-10-21Johnny Royce5-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from two Philadelphia newspapers (Inquirer and Public Ledger) favored Smith. The Record had it as a draw.
1921-08-08Charlie Ray3-1-0
11th Street Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1921-06-09Frankie Mason60-9-11
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1921-05-09Jimmy Lavender1-4-0
4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1921-04-07Danny Weston7-5-4
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1921-03-28Little Bear2-5-2
Bob Wright's Coliseum, Highlandtown, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
From the Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1921-02-28Eddie Lenny1-5-1
Bob Wright's Coliseum, Highlandtown, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
Tuesday, March 1, 1921 Paper: Sun (Baltimore, MD)
1921-02-18Battling Al Murray24-7-1
4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1212
Saturday, February 19, 1921 Paper: Sun (Baltimore, MD)
1921-01-14Charlie Ray1-1-0
4th Medical Regiment Amory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
Saturday, January 15, 1921 Paper: Baltimore American
1920-12-21Frankie Murray1-3-0
Maryland A.C., Ardmore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
1920-12-16Eddie Lenny1-2-0
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1920-12-14Little Bear2-4-2
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
(Harrisburg Telegraph)
1920-10-19Indian Russell6-1-0
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Lebanon Daily News
1920-10-01Steve Cole0-1-0
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS89
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1920-09-25Charlie Ray1-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Ray from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1920-07-30Charlie Ray0-1-0
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1920-05-17Jockey Joe Dillon3-5-0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Source: IBRO Journal #95, p. 32
1920-05-14Frankie Murray0-1-0
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
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