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Pinky Mitchell
Global ID11937
sexmale
birthdate 1899-01-01
death date 1976-03-11 (77)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
aliasMyron/Pinkie
country USA
residenceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
birth placeMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
won 13 (KO 10) + lost 13 (KO 4) + drawn 4 = 34
rounds boxed 252
Newspaper Decisions won 34 : lost 13 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 481
Total Bouts 83 KO% 12.05
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1928-05-22Phil Kaplan55-11-3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALDQ410
referee: Eddie Forbes
Referee Forbes, wearied from the exertion of breaking Mitchell from the clinches, disqualified him, saving the boxer from going to the floor and being counted out. New York Times
1928-03-29Dick Evans24-10-1
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1927-08-11Joe Dundee68-11-9
Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USANCNC610
Dundee and Mitchell were both suspended from boxing in Wisconsin by the State Boxing Commission until after Jan. 1, 1928.
The action resulted from this bout which was halted by the referee because of continued stalling.

1926-12-06Clyde Hull22-2-3
Fort Worth, Texas, USADNWS1010
A Draw, "in the opinion of newspapermen." (New York Times)
1926-11-27Tommy White77-6-4
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoNCNC1212
The referee refused to give a decision as "both were guilty of using unfair tactics" and they each were fined 500 pesos. (New York Times) This was a 12-round fight according to Excelsior, Mexico City (Bob Yalen).
1926-11-05Shuffle Callahan16-7-1
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO310
Mitchell completely outboxed Callahan in the first two rounds. But Shuffle rushed out of his corner and landed a terrific left hook to the jaw almost before Mitchell could rise from his stool. Mitchell got up at eight, then took a nine-count, and then went down for the full count. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1926-09-21Mushy Callahan29-6-2
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS1010
National Boxing Association World super lightweight title
Mitchell was knocked down in the 8th and 10th, the scoring was reported as 7-2-1.
1926-09-02George Levine43-21-9
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1926-08-27Jimmy Finley59-9-10
Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1926-08-20Georgie Ward28-11-1
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWDQ2
1926-08-12Tommy White75-6-4
Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal, This was another action-packed fight between Mitchell and White.
1926-07-18Tommy White73-6-4
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MexicoLPTS1010
From personal record materials of Tommy White (Tim Leone). Also reported in the Milwaukee Journal (Luckett Davis). This was a rousing battle.
1926-06-22Tommy Freeman49-7-8
Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press; Mitchell went down in the first round.
1926-05-31Jimmy Finley59-9-10
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USALNWS1010
(The Oelwein Daily Register)
1926-01-14Russie LeRoy28-7-1
Fargo Auditorium, Fargo, North Dakota, USAWNWS1010
referee: Johnny Salvatore
Mitchell won the newspaper decision, according to the Portland Oregonian and Fargo Forum. Jack Hurley promoter. Note: LeRoy trained to come in under 140 pounds so that if he knocked Mitchell out he could claim Junior Welterweight Championship. Mitchell didn't care what his own weight was. The Forum reported that LeRoy won the first four rounds, rounds five and six were even, and then Mitchell won the last four rounds as his nine pound weight advantage began to exert itself. LeRoy was knocked down in the sixth and tenth rounds and those two knockdowns were enough to give Mitchell a "scant edge" in the scoring.
1925-11-06Bermondsey Billy Wells27-8-8
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Wells won the newspaper decision. (Stevens Point Daily Journal)
1925-09-30Oakland Jimmy Duffy94-13-23
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1925-09-24Joe Dundee52-10-9
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
Dundee won the referee's decision after the judges disagreed.
1925-08-14Willie Harmon53-8-3
State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
First open air card since boxing legalized in 1913; It was reported that Harmon retuned his purse of $5100 after the show because he felt he performed poorly.
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. This was a slow fight.

1925-05-25Jimmy Gill4-2-0
Janesville, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1925-04-29Willie Harmon50-7-3
Newark Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Harmon won the "newspaper decision." Incorrectly recorded by other sources as occurring April 27. New York Times Also reported in the Newark Star-Eagle (Herb Goldman).
1925-03-27Red Herring72-18-15
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USALDQ610
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
McClelland disqualified Mitchell awarded the fight to Herring when, after repeated warnings, he failed to fight clean in the clinches. AP
On March 30 Judge A. J. Hedding, Chairman of the Wisconsin Comission and author of the state boxing law,
ruled that Mitchell did not lose his title to Red Herring. Herring agreed only to weigh 145 lbs for his fight with Mitchell, and none of the other requisites for a title fight were in place.

1924-07-21Joe Anderson9-1-0
Cincinnati, Ohio, USALTKO810
referee: Lou Bauman
Mitchell broke his arm.
1924-06-10Al Van Ryan14-4-2
Mizzou Park, Sioux City, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sioux City Journal
Because of rain the main event was staged immediately after the opening preliminary, while the other fights were postponed until the following Saturday.

1924-06-02Tommy Freeman23-6-7
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1515
referee: Joe Martin
Bout was scheduled for the Jr. Welterweight Title, but Freeman failed to make the required weight.
1924-04-25Joe Simonich18-8-8
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
This bout was scheduled to be for the World Light Welterweight Title. Simonich could not make the required weight though.
1924-04-16Oakland Jimmy Duffy88-12-22
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
1924-04-08Bobby Harper39-3-18
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
1924-02-18Lew Tendler34-5-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
WI Comission suspends Mitchell until April 1 for showing up late for weigh-in
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal

1923-12-14Nate Goldman11-4-6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWDQ410
1923-11-06Sid Barbarian13-2-1
Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
(Observer-Dispatch)
1923-10-11Joe Simonich15-6-8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision is from the Milwaukee Journal.
1923-07-09Nate Goldman11-4-6
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
The Philadelphia Public Ledger had Mitchell winning the fight. Mitchell and Goldman both floored in the fourth round. The Philadelphia Record, Boston Globe, Washington Post and New York Times all had Goldman as the winner.
1923-05-29Benny Leonard68-5-0
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO1010
referee: Davy Miller
Leonard refused to weigh in, so neither Lightweight nor Jr. Welterweight Titles were at stake. This program was attended by many men and women of social prominence as a benefit for local charities. They got plenty of controversy when Benny appeared to score a knockout by striking Mitchell while Pinky was on the floor. "A full-scale riot broke out, perpetuated in part by Richie Mitchell, Pinky's brother."
1923-05-18Tim Droney9-9-1
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO6
1923-04-13Harvey Thorpe34-15-16
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
Mitchell defended his light welterweight belt

1923-04-02Bobby Barrett13-5-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO38
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-02-13Johnny Tillman25-15-15
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Mitchell down in tenth. Source for decision: Milwaukee Journal; Oakland Trib.
1923-01-30Bud Logan14-6-4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
Mitchell defended his light welterweight belt, recently received from Boxing Blade

1922-09-11Tommy O'Brien27-17-10
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Source for result: Oakland Trib.
1922-08-29Johnny Tillman23-15-14
Monona Park Auditorium, Madison, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal and Capital Times (Madison), both draw
1922-08-15Joe Jawson5-11-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. This was a sizzling battle but Mitchell won decisively.
1922-07-21Billy Burns1-5-0
Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO5
1922-06-30Billy Burns1-4-0
Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO5
1922-05-15Frankie Welsh3-2-0
Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO3
1922-04-07Pal Moran34-16-9
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1922-03-27Dave Shade48-11-46
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO410
From the Milwaukee Journal.
1922-03-20Willie Doyle4-3-2
Muskegon, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
(Capital Times)
1922-03-02Sid Barbarian8-1-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
Mitchell had been ill for awhile prior to this bout

1921-10-21Tommy Neary4-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1921-09-30Jack Josephs4-1-1
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USANCND1010
1921-08-29Eddie Fitzsimmons18-4-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
This was the only meeting between Fitzsimmons and Mitchell. Specifically, they did not fight on June 14, 1921 in New York City, as previously listed here.
1921-08-05Neal Allison9-7-0
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWTKO910
1921-04-19Cal Delaney23-3-6
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. Des Moines was the correct location.
1921-04-07Patsy Cline19-6-4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1921-01-07Willie Jackson22-5-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1515
1921-01-01Dennis O'Keefe2-0-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
O'Keefe fractured his left hand and broke his right. Later, a piece of his shin bone was removed and grafted into his right hand.

1920-12-17Clonie Tait16-2-1
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-12-06Jack Britton61-12-11
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1920-09-27Johnny Noye24-6-4
Peoria, Illinois, USAWKO4
1920-06-30Rocky Kansas30-4-4
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
referee: Al Day
Newspaper decision from Detroit Free Press and Iowa City Press-Citizen
1920-05-19Lew Tendler20-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1920-04-17Frankie Schoell8-2-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1920-03-08Barney Adair22-7-2
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1920-02-16Joe Welling21-4-5
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Mitchell won the newspaper decision. (Lima News) The Minneapolis Journal also had Mitchell winning.
1920-02-06Cal Delaney20-0-6
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
referee: George Barton
Newspaper decision from the Minneapolis Journal favored Mitchell, who was taller and a better boxer than Delaney. Although Mitchell won every round it was an exciting fight and pleased the audience.
1919-12-15Mike Paulson8-8-4
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-11-24Mel Coogan40-3-9
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
Coogan was knocked down twice in round 1

1919-11-13Sailor Friedman6-2-0
Racine, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-10-21Mickey Donley8-9-3
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-10-03Charlie McCarthy3-3-0
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO7
1919-06-06Charlie O'Connell3-0-0
Royal Moose, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
(Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette)
1919-05-02George Ingle19-6-19
Broadway Theater, Butte, Montana, USADPTS1212
1919-04-11Harry Schuman14-4-5
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Douglas Hohn
Schuman is the Pacific Coast Lightweight Champion.
1919-03-05Johnny Noye14-2-0
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
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