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Barney Ross
Global ID8996
sexmale
birthdate 1909-12-23
death date 1967-01-18 (57)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach67″   /   170cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
birth nameBeryl David Rosofsky
won 72 (KO 22) + lost 4 (KO 0) + drawn 3 = 79
rounds boxed 607
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 15
Total Bouts 81 KO% 27.16
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1938-05-31Henry Armstrong89-11-6
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan 2-12 | judge: George LeCron 2-11 | judge: Billy Cavanaugh 4-10
World Welterweight Title
1938-04-25Bobby Venner15-0-1
Shrine Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO710
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring April 26. Venner was floored five times, and his corner threw in the towel when he went down for the last time. This was said to be Venner's first loss in 26 fights.
1938-04-04Henry Schaft30-9-2
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO410
1937-09-23Ceferino Garcia92-23-12
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Billy Cavanaugh 7-5 | judge: Marvin Goldberg 9-4 | judge: George LeCron 9-4
World Welterweight Title
One of four title bouts on Promoter Mike Jacobs' "Carnival of Champions" fight card: including Sixto Escobar-Harry Jeffra for the Bantamweight Title, Lou Ambers-Pedro Montanez for the Lightweight Title, and Fred Apostoli-Marcel Thil for the IBU Middleweight Title. "In as masterful an exhibition of boxing, as admirable a demonstration of fighting courage and as determined a stand a champion has flashed in recent years, Ross matched his wits against the power of his challenger's punches and won the unanimous decision."
The New York Times.
Ross broke his left hand during this bout. The official scoring on rounds was: Cavanaugh 7-5-3 for Ross; Goldberg 9-4-2 for Ross; LeCron 9-4-2 for Ross.

1937-08-19Al Manfredo60-16-8
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper win for Ross (Hammond Times and Chicago Tribune). Manfredo was floored in rounds four and nine but gave a very good account of himself.
1937-06-27Jackie Burke64-12-17
Heinemann Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO510
referee: Johnny Sehrt
1937-06-17Chuck Woods60-15-9
Perry Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO410
Woods was down twice in the third round and twice in the fourth, the second time for the full count.
1937-01-29Al Manfredo60-12-8
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland 7-3
"Ross gave the younger fighter a boxing lesson, but found Manfredo ever fresh and ready for more." (United Press)
1936-11-27Izzy Jannazzo28-14-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Johnny McAvoy | judge: Charley Lynch | judge: Marty Monroe
World Welterweight Title
The official score cards all favored Ross by 8-4-3, 9-5-1, and 9-6.

1936-07-22Phil Furr22-7-6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Dempsey 7-0 | judge: Dr. O.U. Singer 7-0 | judge: Frank Schuyler 8-0
Furr down in the 4th round. From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-06-22Morrie Sherman53-13-11
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWKO210
referee: Leo Shea
1936-06-10Laddie Tonielli41-9-5
State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO510
Ross "displayed all the boxing mastery that had made him welterweight champion." (Associated Press)
1936-05-01Chuck Woods50-10-8
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO510
referee: Jack Dempsey
From the Louisville Courier-Journal (Laurence Fielding).
1936-03-11Gordon Wallace32-10-21
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWMD1010
referee: Rod Murphy
1936-01-27Lou Halper26-19-9
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
1935-11-29Ceferino Garcia77-20-10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
The official scoring was 58-42, 57-43, and 59-41, all in favor of Ross. There were no knockdowns.
1935-09-13Ceferino Garcia74-19-9
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-09-06Baby Joe Gans119-21-10
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USAWKO210
time: 0:24 | referee: Tom Louttit
1935-05-28Jimmy McLarnin53-9-3
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Jack Dempsey 7-5 | judge: Abe Goldberg 8-6 | judge: George LeCron 9-4
World Welterweight Title
Attendance: 35,000
Many day-after newspapers reported that the jinx of the welterweight champion losing his first title defense had continued, for the 12th consecutive time. The official scoring was 7-5-3, 8-6-1, and 9-4-2, all in favor of Ross.

1935-04-09Henry Woods60-2-4
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USAWUD1212
referee: Tommy McCarty
World Junior-Welterweight Title
(Ross vacated the title after this fight.)

1935-01-28Frankie Klick81-12-12
Municipal Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Leo Shea
World Junior-Welterweight Title
1934-12-10Bobby Pacho38-17-8
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
World Junior-Welterweight Title
1934-09-17Jimmy McLarnin52-9-3
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALSD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan 5-10 | judge: Charley Lynch 8-6 | judge: Tommy Shawtell 5-6
World Welterweight Title
1934-05-28Jimmy McLarnin52-8-3
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Eddie Forbes 11-2 | judge: Tom O'Rourke 1-9 | judge: Harold Barnes 13-1
World Welterweight Title
60,000 fans attended.

1934-03-27Bobby Pacho32-15-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Blake
World Junior-Welterweight Title
1934-03-14Kid Moro8-12-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Ross "gave Kid Moro of the Philippine Islands a boxing lesson to win an easy ten-round decision." (Reno Evening Gazette)

1934-03-05Frankie Klick80-10-11
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
World Junior-Welterweight Title
1934-02-07Pete Nebo45-22-10
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1212
World Jr. Welterweight Title
1934-01-24Billy Petrolle89-20-10
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWUD1010
judge: William P. Dunn | judge: Charles Draycott
1933-11-17Sammy Fuller45-12-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Joe McNamara 51-49 | judge: Livingston Osborne 50-50 | judge: W.A. Battyle 53-47
World Junior-Welterweight Title
1933-09-12Tony Canzoneri92-13-8
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: George Kelly 7-8
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
Canzoneri lost 6th, 8th & 9th because of low blows. Official scorecards: Kelly, 8-7 for Canzoneri and 9-2-4 and 8-4-3 for Ross.
Ross vacated his lightweight title on April 15, 1935.

1933-07-26Johnny Farr45-43-14
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWTKO610
World Junior-Welterweight Title
1933-06-23Tony Canzoneri92-12-8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Tommy Gilmore 50-50 | judge: Ed Hintz 52-48 | judge: W.A. Battyle 53-47
World Lightweight Title
World Jr. Welterweight Title
From the Chicago Tribune: "The fight was razor-sharp close and was replete with action..No title fight in Chicago was better fought." Ross certainly landed mnre blows because of his great laft jab and excellent defense, but Canzoneri was stronger and the harder hitter, and forced the fight.

1933-05-03Joe Ghnouly31-6-1
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
Not May 4, as often reported.
1933-03-22Billy Petrolle86-19-9
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
According to the Chicago Tribune, Ross won 8 of the 10 rounds.
1933-02-22Tommy Grogan65-29-6
Washington Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Grogan was knocked down in 2nd, 5th and 7th rounds.
1933-01-30Johnny Datto86-50-34
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 1:25 | referee: Al Grayber
1932-11-25Johnny Farr45-39-14
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
Farr was floored four times
1932-11-11Goldie Hess41-19-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
referee: Dave Barry
According to the Chicago Tribune Ross won every round of this fight.
1932-10-21Battling Battalino42-17-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Tommy Thomas 58-42 | judge: Ed Klein 61-39 | judge: Rube Metz 59-41
1932-09-15Frankie Petrolle24-22-8
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
time: 1:41 | referee: Tommy Gilmore
Petrolle was down in the 1st round.
1932-08-26Ray Miller64-26-4
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Dave Barry
Miller was knocked down in the 1st round. From Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). The results of two fights scheduled for this program are not presently available. They are Sammy Levine v. Lou Vine, 5 and Dave Yarras v. Billy Knowles, 4.
1932-07-28Henry Perlick8-20-6
Sparta Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO38
referee: Johnny Behr
Perlick was knocked down twice in the 1st round and once in the 2nd. Referee stopped the fight when the bell rang for the 3rd round.
1932-05-20Dick Sisk23-2-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO68
time: 1:42 | referee: Norm McGarrity
Sisk was knocked down in 1st and 6th rounds.
1932-04-05Frankie Hughes26-4-1
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
1932-03-02Nick Ellenwood15-6-2
Armory, Muncie, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
1932-02-18Billy Gladstone13-2-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1932-02-08Mickey O'Neill15-6-7
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS66
1931-11-18Jimmy Lundy45-18-12
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS88
Ring February 1932 p51
1931-11-13Young Terry6-4-1
Moline Field House, Moline, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1931-11-04Lou Jallos10-0-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
Jallos was floored three times.
1931-10-02Glen Camp3-3-5
Eagles Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From Ross's record, Everlast Boxing Record (1932 edition), page 251, and also from the Milwaukee Journal. The result of the program consisted of these scheduled bouts: Kid Irish v. Young Geno, 6; Clarence Davis v. Patsy Wallace, 4; Rabbit Hedlin v. Joe Brown, 4; and Johnny Lullo v. Johnny Reba. 4. The result of one other bout, Jackie Davis v. Paddy Walthier, is shown on the program.
1931-07-30Jimmy Alvarado10-5-5
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1931-07-15Babe Ruth34-27-8
Armory, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USAWTKO410
1931-05-13Billy Shaw14-15-4
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWPTS88
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was an 8-rounder, not ten as previously shown here (Bob Soderman).
1931-05-01Jackie Dugan23-14-6
Moline, Illinois, USAWKO28
According to the Everlast Boxing Record and the Andrews record book series, Ross won by knockout in two rounds, not 8 as previously shown.
1931-04-24Lud Abella27-35-11
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO26
1931-04-08Midget Mike O'Dowd45-28-9
Moline Field House, Moline, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1931-03-27Roger Bernard37-6-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1931-03-20Jackie Davis15-4-3
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1931-02-20Young Terry6-3-1
Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Illinois, USAWUD1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Other bouts scheduled for this program, results not available: Pee Wee Gale v. Bob Allen, 6; Jackie Davis v. Lou Petrone, 6; Johnny Gale v. Herbie DeRex, 6 (126 lbs); Solly Schuman v. George Stokes, 6; Charlie Van v. Mike Dalton, 4; Johnny Baima v. Sammy Marco, 4 (160 lbs0.
1931-01-14Henry Falegano58-35-37
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1930-11-21Harry Dublinsky36-9-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1930-11-06Petey Mack21-22-8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO18
time: 2:10
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-10-14Sammy Binder16-1-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO26
referee: Johnny Behr
1930-09-19Young Terry5-2-0
Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). The results of these fights, scheduled on the program, are not available: Benny Goldblatt v. Don Barnett; Charley Cerminaro v. Joe Rehling; Nick Clementi v. Eddie Wilson.
1930-08-07Luis Perez0-5-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-07-01Eddie Koppy2-2-0
Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS66
1930-04-25Mickey Genaro17-20-2
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1930-04-21Carlos Garcia34-15-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
According to the Chicago Tribune, this was Ross's first loss in the professional ranks.
1930-04-08Eddie Bojack2-0-0
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO24
referee: Charlie Bill
1930-03-17Jackie Davis7-0-0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS55
Ross won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Herald) The Chicago Tribune also reported that Ross was the winner. Also, see The Ring, May 1930, page 57.
1930-02-22Jiro Kumagai7-3-5
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1930-01-24Johnny Andrews7-4-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1930-01-10Louis New4-2-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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