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Corporal Izzy Schwartz
Global ID27850
sexmale
birthdate 1900-10-23
death date 1988-07-08 (87)
divisionflyweight
height5′ 1″   /   155cm
reach62″   /   157cm
aliasThe Ghetto Midget / Corporal
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
birth nameIsadore Schwartz
won 64 (KO 7) + lost 32 (KO 4) + drawn 12 = 109
rounds boxed 1000
Newspaper Decisions won 11 : lost 8 : drawn 6
rounds boxed 248
Total Bouts 134 KO% 5.22
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1932-05-07Fillo Echevarria37-6-5
Viejo Fronton, Havana, CubaLTKO510
1932-03-15Freddie Lattanzio15-21-4
New Lenox S.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS66
"Schwartz, on a come-back trail after retiring from the ring five years ago, weathered two knockdowns in the first round and then went on to win the decision." New York Times
1932-02-08Jack Terranova17-33-9
Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USAWPTS55
1930-04-23Harry Fierro14-9-5
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALTKO910
Schwartz suffered a broken hand and had to give up the fight.
1929-11-04Eugene Huat30-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
One of four bouts, on the same card, of the first round of the NYSAC's elimination tournament to produce a recognized holder of the vacant flyweight title. NBA Flyweight Champ Frankie Genaro and Willie LaMorte failed to enter, while other top contender Speedy Dado was forced to withdraw because of an injured shoulder. Huat was reported as the champion of Belgium at this time, and this his New York debut. (Schwartz retired shortly after this bout, and began selling insurance for a living, according to The Ring, April 1930, p. 47. But he came back later for at least a few more bouts.)
1929-09-16Willie Davies89-11-13
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Al Grayber
Schwartz was down twice in the final round.
1929-08-22Willie LaMorte24-14-7
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1515
Schwartz was recognized by the NYSAC as the Flyweight World Champion. (Frankie Genaro was recognized by the NBA.) This was advertised as a championship bout, but the NYSAC refused to recognize LaMorte as champion when it was revealed that both boxers were being handled by the same manager. So eight contenders were signed to a flyweight elimination tournament.
1929-04-19Pablo Dano24-9-14
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Eddie White
Dano is the Flyweight Champion of the Orient at this time.
1929-04-12Boy Walley36-6-10
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1929-03-12Frenchy Belanger31-11-10
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1212
referee: Lou Marsh
NYSAC World flyweight title
1929-02-08Frenchy Belanger31-10-10
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
A record capacity crowd of 11,500 attended, reported the Toronto Globe newspaper--which apparently forgot about the Nov. 28, 1927, 12,000-13,000 record crowd.
1928-12-01Emile Pladner37-2-2
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS1212
This could not have been a World Flyweight Title fight--Pladner over the flyweight limit of 112 pounds.
1928-11-20Black Bill95-17-12
WPTS1010
Unconfirmed bout. Exact date & location unknown.
1928-10-04Willie LaMorte21-11-7
Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1212
1928-08-31Frisco Grande16-19-3
Ocean View A.A., Long Branch, New Jersey, USAWKO815
NYSAC World flyweight title
1928-08-20Felix Martinez2-8-3
Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWKO315
1928-08-08Black Bill90-17-12
LPTS1010
Exact date & location unknown.
1928-08-03Little Jeff Smith40-21-10
Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USAWKO415
NYSAC World flyweight title
1928-07-20Frisco Grande16-18-3
Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USAWDQ415
referee: Danny Ridge
NYSAC World flyweight title
Low blow
1928-06-26Dodo Jackson5-6-1
Nassau Arena, Mineola, New York, USAWPTS1212
1928-05-23Bushy Graham66-10-6
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: George Patrick
vacant NYSAC World bantamweight title
vacant National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
"Throughout the first ten rounds, Schwartz, boxing like a little major, won three rounds and held his bigger foe even in two others. But as the fight wore on, and Bushy made every use of his weight advantage, Izzy tired and fell under the grueling pace." (AP)
1928-05-09Happy Atherton25-7-7
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Schwartz won the newspaper decision. (Mansfield News)
1928-04-09Routier Parra13-4-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
NYSAC World flyweight title
1928-02-23Benny Hall21-19-11
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS44
This card was a benefit for Joe Bernstein who was ill at the time. (New York Times)
1928-02-17Billy Shaw5-6-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1928-01-26Harry Goldstein21-10-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1927-12-16Newsboy Brown28-3-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
vacant NYSAC World flyweight title
Description of bout.
1927-11-22Benny Hall17-17-8
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1927-11-09Willie Davies56-6-10
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
A semi-final of the NYSAC Flyweight Elimination Series to determine a successor to Fidel LaBarba. The Boston Post reported earlier that Davies was recognized by Pennsylvania as the World Champion after his wins over Newsboy Brown and Izzy Schwartz, and a bad verdict against Johnny McCoy in the California elimination series. Prior to this bout, Abe Goldstein (former bantamweight champion) was introduced to the crowd, and he announced his retirement from boxing. The death of Al Allen, old-time boxer and for years timekeeper at the club, was revealed in an announcement from the ring by Joe Humphries, and out of respect to the late official the crowd stood with heads bowed for a minute.
1927-10-04Blas Rodriguez25-7-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
A semi-final of the NYSAC Flyweight Elimination Series to determine a successor to Fidel LaBarba.
1927-09-12Billy Kelly33-10-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
One of three bouts on the card, at the beginning of the NYSAC Elimination Tournament, to determine a successor to World Flyweight Champion Fidel LaBarba. (Alex Burlie failed to show, and Joey Ross came in two pounds overweight.)
1927-08-26Willie Davies54-4-10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Freddie Gilmore
A world flyweight elimination tournament bout (quarter-final), due to the recent retirement of World Champion Fidel LaBarba. (Some day-after newspapers report Schwartz's opponent as "Walter Davies.") See also the Sept. 2 McCoy-Gorman annd the Sept. 9 Goldstein-Whalley bouts.
Davies reportedly entered this fight with a record of 106-2-5

1927-06-06Chuck Hellman30-8-14
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-05-02Midget Wolgast19-2-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Chester Times--eight sizzling rounds- and from the Atlantic City Press (Herb Goldman).
1927-03-25Pinky May30-4-11
Savannah, Georgia, USADPTS1010
1927-03-05Joey Ross20-10-8
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-03-01Frankie Anselm1-1-1
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1927-02-21Ruby Bradley40-18-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Dekkers | judge: Jack Cunningham | judge: Al Burke
1927-02-19Blas Rodriguez21-6-3
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-01-29Tommy Abobo1-10-3
Walker A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO2
1927-01-11Sailor Willie Gordon14-7-5
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
1926-12-14Dixie LaHood18-5-6
Butte, Montana, USADPTS1212
1926-11-30Chuck Hellman29-7-14
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
Pacific Coast Bantamweight Title Fight
1926-11-22Johnny McCoy36-9-10
El Paso, Texas, USAWPTS1212
1926-11-06Ernie Hood30-2-2
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS1010
Schwartz took practically every round--report from Los Angeles Times, dated Nov 9th, 1926. This was a preliminary fight to the Bud Tayor-Young Montreal main event.
1926-08-20Georgie Rivers37-14-19
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1926-07-30Delos 'Kid' Williams23-15-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1926-06-11Willie Woods17-42-3
Steeplechase A.A., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-05-07Willie Woods17-40-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-04-19Manny Wexler21-11-2
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1926-03-10Joey Ross14-8-7
LPTS1010
Precise date & location of bout unknown at present.
1926-03-05Young Dencio23-18-7
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-02-01Joey Ross14-6-7
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-01-25Alex Burlie16-4-6
Standard Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Alex Sinclair
"Alex Burlie of Toronto won nine of the ten rounds and the decision by a wide margin in his bout with Corporal Izzy Schwartz of New York at the St.Charles Athletic Club show in the Standard Theatre last night. AT the same time Burlie almost suffered a knockout in the tenth round, the only one in which Schwartz end a substantial lead." - Globe & Mail. Burlie was 3/4 of a pound overweight at the 2 PM weigh-in, but worked the weight off rather than forfeit $50 of his purse.
1925-12-23Ernie Jarvis73-28-16
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1925-12-04Ernie Jarvis72-27-16
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-11-27Newsboy Brown13-1-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1925-11-13Clever Sencio4-2-2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1925-10-24Black Bill66-9-7
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1925-09-30Lew Perfetti33-4-2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USADPTS1010
"Schwartz, despite a ripped and torn ear, carried the fight to his heavier opponent amid the plaudits of the crowd." The New York Times, p. 22.
1925-09-17Black Bill65-6-7
Velodrome, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-07-20Black Bill63-5-7
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-07-13Charlie Ray8-9-4
Bangor, Maine, USADNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Kennebec Journal. Philadelphia Record had Schwartz winning.
1925-07-09Mickey Lewis2-1-0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
(Newark Star-Eagle)
1925-06-27Black Bill61-5-7
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-05-26Joey Ross11-1-6
Oakland A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey, USANCND1010
1925-05-19Johnny Breslin13-7-7
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-04-16Willie Davies15-2-2
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
"Willie Davies again proved that he is the superior of Corporal Schwartz." (Charleroi Mail) This was also reported in the Pittsburgh Post, which failed to report the first Davies-Schwartz fight.
1925-02-26Willie Davies13-2-2
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1925-02-17Frankie Murray15-9-4
State Armory, Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWPTS1010
1925-01-27Lew Perfetti28-1-2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWDQ510
Perfetti was disqualified for refusing to fight back and using illegal tactics.
1925-01-12Jimmy Russo18-8-2
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-12-25Willie Woods11-16-2
Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
Schwartz won the newspaper decision per the Boston Globe.
1924-12-01Clovis Durand6-2-0
Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLTKO710
referee: Georges Rivet
Durand is the Canadian Flyweight Champion at this time. A near riot ensued, the crowd of 1,500 believing Schwartz clearly had been hit four inches low. Chairs were broken up and hurled at the officials, and at physicians Dr. de Martigny and Max Wiseman in particular. Montreal Gazette
1924-11-11Eddie Flank2-0-0
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
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