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Young Zulu Kid
Global ID53374
sexmale
birthdate 1897-04-27
death date 1971-04-20 (73)
divisionflyweight
height4′ 11″   /   150cm
aliasFighting Newsboy
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placePotenza, Basilicata, Italy
birth nameGiuseppe Di Melfi
won 17 (KO 10) + lost 34 (KO 6) + drawn 10 = 92
rounds boxed 817
Newspaper Decisions won 14 : lost 21 : drawn 10
rounds boxed 376
Total Bouts 137 KO% 7.3
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1928-04-26Benny Brostoff17-9-4
27th Division Train Armory, Brooklyn, New York, USALKO56
1928-04-13Gaylor Lewis23-20-6
106th Infantry Regiment Armory, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1927-04-25Eddie Wolfe
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
1926-04-29Delos 'Kid' Williams22-15-5
Capitol Athletic Arena, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USALPTS1212
1926-04-13Jack Doyle17-19-6
Back Bay Arena, Biloxi, Mississippi, USALPTS1010
1925-04-29Joe Lucas7-4-0
Armouries, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaLTKO310
1924-09-25Willie Darcy13-17-8
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USALPTS1010
1924-04-28Jack Doyle14-13-5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe Martin
1924-03-31Bobby Hughes20-18-15
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALPTS1010
1922-11-30Sammy Cohen11-3-3
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1922-01-02Mickey Nelson5-6-3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1921-10-17Johnny Kaiser3-0-0
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
1921-06-04Johnny Curtin5-2-1
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, New York, USALPTS1212
1921-05-18Earl McArthur0-0-0
Sioux City, Iowa, USANCND1010
McArthur won the newspaper decision
1921-04-16Johnny Buff15-1-0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1515
Flyweight Championship of America
1921-04-05Sammy Nable9-4-3
Brooklyn Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-03-14Ashton Donza7-2-0
Pilsbury Winter Gardens, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1515
1921-03-07Joe Metranga7-4-3
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1515
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1921-02-09Young Marino5-9-2
Elks Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Detroit Free Press, which said that "About all the young men could think of..was to lay on each other and hit each other's skin without so much as reddening it."
1920-12-25Dick Griffin9-6-3
Fort Bliss Arena, El Paso, Texas, USALPTS1515
1920-04-12Jimmy Wilde128-1-1
Windsor, Ontario, CanadaLNWS1010
referee: Billy Rooks
newspaper win for Wilde Zulu Kid down for an 8 count in the second round.
1920-04-10Battling Al Murray19-5-1
LPTS1212
Exact date in 1920 and location unknown.
1920-03-04Knockout Brown
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-02-19Frankie Mason56-6-11
Terre Haute, Indiana, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1920-02-13Red Watson8-2-1
Dauphine Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO915
1920-02-06Charles Derns
Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWKO5
1920-02-02Eddie Coulon27-11-10
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALPTS1010
1920-01-26Harry Bramer12-11-5
Hot Springs A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALPTS1010
1920-01-01Frankie Osner2-0-0
Temple Theatre, Alton, Illinois, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Alton Evening Telegraph
1919-12-16Frankie Osner2-0-0
Temple Theatre, Alton, Illinois, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Alton Evening Telegraph
1919-12-12Babe Asher0-1-0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USANCND88
Asher won the "newspaper decision."
1919-06-27Roy Moore32-15-20
Superior, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-05-01Frankie Mason49-4-9
Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Mason won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
1919-04-14Nate Jackson31-12-25
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USADNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1919-04-01Sammy Sandow6-1-4
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALNWS1010
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
1919-01-17Jack Douglas20-18-8
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USADNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1918-09-10Battling Hurley
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS66
1918-09-06Pete Herman43-8-8
International League Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Herman won the newspaper decision. (Daiy Review)
1918-04-12Pekin Kid Herman6-4-0
Peoria, Illinois, USALNWS1010
Herman won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1918-04-02Jimmy Murphy0-6-1
Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS88
1918-03-16Patsy Scanlon5-0-0
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USANCND1010
1918-03-05Bobby Hughes4-2-2
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USANCND1010
1918-02-18Grover Hughes
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USADPTS1010
1918-02-08Nate Jackson31-11-24
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWNWS88
Zulu won: source Illustrated Boxing Record
1918-02-01Nate Jackson31-11-23
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USADPTS1010
1917-09-28Johnny Rosner10-7-0
Brooklyn, New York, USALKO7
American Flyweight Title
1917-09-23Frank Rector
Brooklyn, New York, USANCND1010
1917-09-14Johnny Russell1-1-0
Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS1212
1917-06-15Frankie Mason34-2-4
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne News
1917-06-11Benny Coster
Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
Young Zulu Kid met Benny Coster in this fight according to New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-05-29Jimmy Pappas4-9-3
Brooklyn, New York, USANCND1010
1917-05-22Frankie Mason34-2-4
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne News
1917-04-30Paul Demers11-2-2
Tremont A.C., New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1917-04-23Joe Tuber7-1-0
Monumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1515
1917-03-29Jimmy Curtis0-5-1
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USADPTS1010
1917-02-22Frankie Burns30-2-5
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALTKO410
referee: Patsy Haley
The referee stopped the bout.
1916-12-18Jimmy Wilde116-1-1
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomLTKO1120x3
World Flyweight Title
Wilde becomes known as the first Flyweight World Champion.
"In the eleventh round Wilde sent the Kid to the ropes with a strong left to the jaw. Clinging to the ropes, the American fighter took a dozen body blows and then dropped on one knee. As soon as the Kid regained his feet Wilde shot smashing right and left blows to the jaw, flooring the Kid, whose seconds, without waiting for the count, threw in a towel." (Newspaper account.)

1916-09-18Buddy Faulkes4-1-1
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1916-08-12Abe Friedman2-0-0
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ710
1916-08-05Memphis Pal Moore35-5-12
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and New York Times
1916-07-27Young Benny1-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ3
1916-06-28Jimmy Murray1-1-1
Brooklyn, New York, USANCND1010
1916-06-24Monte Attell56-24-19
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
Young Zulu Kid was better. NY Evening Telegram
1916-06-05Johnny Solzberg7-3-0
New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
The kid was better. Ibro journal #66
1916-06-02Jackie Sharkey3-2-0
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO5
1916-05-15Joe Tuber6-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-04-08Dutch Brandt4-2-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Brooklyn Eagle and New York Evening World
1916-03-14Johnny Ertle14-1-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision as reported in San Juan Prospector
Ertle defends his claim as World Bantamweight champion

1916-03-10Benny McCoy9-7-6
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-02-25Johnny Solzberg7-3-0
Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
The kid was better. Result in Ibro 66.
1916-02-18Walter Nelson1-1-0
Brooklyn, New York, USANCND1010
1916-02-04Battling Reddy2-1-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
is this correct Battling Reddy. Some sources indicate the fight took plave on 02-05-1914.
1916-01-13Memphis Pal Moore31-4-10
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
1916-01-01Jack Doyle4-6-3
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
From the Chicago Tribune.
1915-12-31Jack Doyle4-5-3
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1515
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
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