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Benny Bass
Global ID9585
sexmale
birthdate 1903-12-04
death date 1975-06-25 (71)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 1½″   /   156cm
reach64″   /   163cm
aliasLittle Fish
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeKiev, Ukraine
birth nameBenjamin Baruch J. Bass
won 157 (KO 72) + lost 28 (KO 2) + drawn 6 = 193
rounds boxed 1297
Newspaper Decisions won 34 : lost 13 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 402
Total Bouts 243 KO% 29.63
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1940-05-07Tommy Speigal69-23-6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Last recorded bout of Bass.
1940-04-08Jimmy Tygh36-8-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
1940-03-04Jimmy Tygh35-8-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1940-02-02Norman Rahn17-25-7
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1940-01-22Tony Sarullo19-3-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1939-10-13Norman Rahn17-22-7
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1939-08-10Young Chappie25-44-7
Cambria Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 1:18
1937-07-27Henry Armstrong65-11-7
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO410
time: 2:35 | referee: Tommy O'Keefe
This was the only time in his career that Bass was counted out.
1937-06-15Tommy Cross25-4-4
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1937-04-16Gene Gallotto23-7-4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1937-04-08Johnny Cabello15-6-3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1937-03-18Charley Gomer61-32-10
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1937-03-12Andy Bundy29-13-3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1937-02-05Gene Gallotto23-5-4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1937-01-22Freddie Cochrane24-13-4
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1937-01-14Joey Allen20-20-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Allen was floored twice.
1936-12-18Joey Zodda48-32-5
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1936-12-04Dave Finn51-40-11
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-12-25Johnny Craven29-12-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1935-12-06Charley Burns25-6-3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-11-11Jack Portney81-15-6
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1935-10-11George Gibbs19-10-12
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-08-27Mike Marshall24-34-11
Open Air Arena, Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-08-21Johnny Craven27-11-6
Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Source: AP Day after results. Also reported in The Ring, November 1935, page 59.
1935-07-29Jimmy Leto77-7-5
South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy Taylor
1935-07-26Johnny Craven27-10-6
Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-07-23Frankie Wallace23-19-2
Maple Grove Arena, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1935-05-27Mose Butch52-17-3
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: George MacBeth | judge: George Kutzbauer
Butch floored in fourth round.
1935-04-29Tony Falco80-22-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
1935-04-12Mike Marshall23-33-11
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-03-22Mike Marshall23-32-11
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-02-18Eddie Cool72-16-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
1934-12-25Jimmy Brady0-7-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1934-12-20Baby Kid Chocolate8-2-2
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO28
1934-12-03Frankie Wallace22-12-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1934-09-24Petey Sarron68-17-10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
1934-08-31Eddie Shea73-24-6
Bader Field, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1934-08-27Petey Sarron67-17-10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALDQ610
referee: Howard Livingston
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-07-31Johnny Jadick82-23-5
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1934-04-30Cleto Locatelli63-10-7
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
Both judges voted for Locatelli, the referee for Bass. (New York Times).
1934-04-09Jimmy Leto70-5-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWRTD210
referee: Spud Murphy
Leto was not allowed out for round 3.
1934-03-12Cleto Locatelli62-10-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1933-12-27Eddie Cool64-13-8
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Pennsylvania State Lightweight Championship Bout per phillyboxinghistory.com
1933-10-02Stumpy Jacobs32-17-14
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1933-09-04Davey Abad55-29-11
Buffalo Stadium, Houston, Texas, USALDQ710
Often incorrectly recorded as being a DQ-2 occurring Sept. 6. Source here: day-after Tacoma News Tribune.
1933-08-30Stumpy Jacobs32-16-14
Arena, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USAWPTS88
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1933-08-21Jack Portney65-12-4
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1933-08-07Buster Brown64-26-11
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Mangold
1933-05-22Buster Brown63-24-11
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1933-04-17Jackie Willis17-9-4
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
1933-04-04Johnny Farr45-40-14
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
Farr floored three times in the fight and his left eye was cut open in the fourth round--Chester Times.
1933-03-08Joe Ghnouly31-5-1
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWSD1010
referee: Walter Heisner
1933-02-22Phil Zwick37-15-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1933-01-27Sid Lampe45-14-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO28
1932-12-12Dominick Petrone49-31-16
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
"Down twice in the first round, although he rallied strongly, Petrone was soundly battered through the rest of the fight." New York Times
1932-12-05Eddie Reilly55-41-10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:17
1932-09-12Tony Falco54-5-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
Bass, "decisively" outpointed his former sparring partner. Falco floored four times in the fight. New York Times
1932-08-26Young Patsy Wallace24-16-3
Atlantic City Auditorium, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1932-07-25Ernie Ratner9-6-4
Thompson Stadium, Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, USAWPTS1010
1932-06-07Harry Carlton21-11-4
Oakland A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
Bass was down for the count of two in the seventh round. New York Times
1932-05-25Harry Dublinsky51-16-9
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1932-04-15Young Zazzarino30-11-4
Hollywood Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO510
Bass scored five knockdowns before the KO. New York Times
1932-04-14Mickey Doyle35-28-3
Auditorium, Wilmington, Delaware, USAWKO28
1932-03-14Frank Bojarski38-3-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALDQ310
1932-03-09Wesley Ramey32-3-4
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS1010
Ramey won the newspaper decision. (Reno Evening Gazette)
1931-12-25Prince Saunders17-8-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO710
time: 0:57
1931-12-18Sid Lampe40-10-4
Auditorium, Wilmington, Delaware, USAWKO310
time: 1:34 | referee: Joe Denny
1931-11-30Jackie Pilkington41-26-12
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ510
Bass was disqualified for punching low.
1931-07-15Kid Chocolate61-3-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO710
time: 2:58 | referee: Leo Houck
National Boxing Association World super featherweight title
World Junior Lightweight Title
1931-06-26Georgie Day42-41-20
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1931-05-04Eddie Mack79-8-9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
Bass led by a wide margin. A jarring right fractured Mack's jaw. Ringsiders who saw his condition shouted to him to stay down until counted out. Mack was hospitalized.
1931-04-13Young Joe Firpo35-21-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-03-30Young Joe Firpo34-21-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Firpo down three times, Bass down twice. fast, fierce fight. Close decision.
1931-02-16Bud Taylor71-20-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
referee: Leo Houck
Taylor fell to the canvas and claimed a foul. After Bass had been given the decision, Chairman Frank Weiner of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission ordered the fighters to continue "as an exhibition to give the fans their money's worth." So they fought for another five rounds.
1931-01-05Lew Massey35-8-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
World Junior Lightweight Title
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