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Small Montana
Global ID12
sexmale
birthdate 1913-02-24
death date 1976-08-04 (63)
divisionflyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
country Philippines
residenceLa Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
birth placePhilippines
birth nameBenjamin Gan
won 82 (KO 11) + lost 22 (KO 2) + drawn 10 = 115
rounds boxed 908 KO% 9.57
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1941-08-17Mario Chico Morales7-8-1
Jacksonville, Florida, USAWPTS88
referee: Benny Leonard
1941-06-07Leonardo Lopez14-8-1
Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
1941-05-31Pedro Ramirez6-2-2
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWPTS1010
From Excelsior, Mexico City (Bob Yalen). However, Yalen has questionmarks next to this entry possibly because the date is uncertain.
1941-05-10Lorenzo Safora14-1-2
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaDPTS1010
1941-05-02Luis Castillo16-1-2
Arena Cristal, Havana, CubaLPTS1212
1941-04-26Bobby Leyvas29-17-7
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaWKO210
1941-04-05Luis Castillo15-1-1
Palacio de Deportes, Havana, CubaLPTS1212
1941-02-13Tommy Forte37-8-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD88
1941-01-30Lou Transparenti25-17-0
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1940-12-04Freddie Pope29-0-0
Haft's Acre, Columbus, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1940-12-02Lou Salica50-10-12
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLTKO315
time: 1:30 | referee: Billy Burke
World Bantamweight Title
"Salica dropped his lighter challenger four times in the first round, four times in the second and twice in the third. The end came after second knockdown in the third round after Referee Billy Burke had counted "nine" over the little Filipino." - Globe & Mail

1940-10-21Cyril Joseph26-26-7
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1940-01-10Little Pancho89-12-21
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
Montana was knocked down in the 5th round.
1939-10-04Jackie Jurich38-6-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
American Flyweight Title
1939-08-25Al Robinson0-3-0
Olympic Arena, Reno, Nevada, USAWKO1010
1939-07-21Al Robinson0-2-0
Watsonville, California, USAWPTS1010
1939-03-03Jackie Jurich36-4-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALTKO710
time: 2:10 | referee: Abe Roth
Bout was stopped due to a cut over Montana's left eye.
1939-01-02Manuel Ortiz14-4-0
Stockton, California, USAWPTS1010
1938-12-19Little Caesar6-19-3
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USANCNC18
time: 1:50 | referee: One-Round Hogan
The referee said that he was told to watch for "some funny stuff" in this bout and didn't take up the timekeeperr's count. Little Caesar was floored with an apparent left hook.
1938-11-30Little Dado46-3-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
American Flyweight Title
World Flyweight Title (California version)

1938-10-17Pete Powell26-22-7
City Arena, Richmond, Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1938-10-03Aurelien Lamothe2-4-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO88
1938-08-17Tommy Forte24-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1938-08-03Katsumi Morioka29-26-11
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1515
1938-06-13Panchito Villa22-6-0
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWSD1010
Montana knocked down in round 8.
1938-05-30Baby Yack15-4-0
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
1938-05-09Frankie Jarr36-13-2
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
1937-12-14Jackie Jurich32-1-2
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USALPTS1010
1937-10-26Jackie Jurich32-1-1
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack Downey
USA California State flyweight title
1937-08-27Little Dado32-3-2
Honolulu, Hawaii, USADPTS1010
1937-04-27Pat Palmer22-7-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1937-03-04Pat Palmer22-6-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Moss Deyong
1937-02-08Tiny Bostock56-11-4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
1937-01-19Benny Lynch80-10-16
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
World Flyweight Title
This was the first time the Title was unified since Fidel LaBarba relinquished it ten years earlier.

1936-11-20Star Frisco48-18-12
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USALPTS1010
1936-11-10Mauricio Seria8-1-0
Stockton, California, USAWPTS1010
1936-10-28Peppy Sanchez43-22-15
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
1936-08-15Abe Konaaiheli0-1-0
Kauai, Hawaii, USADPTS88
1936-07-25Jimmy Uchida2-11-3
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS1010
1936-07-18Augie Curtis35-11-8
Honolulu, Hawaii, USADPTS88
1936-07-03Augie Curtis35-10-8
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS1010
1936-06-27Abe Konaaiheli
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWPTS1010
1936-04-17Jimmy Uchida2-9-3
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Larry McGrath
1936-03-20Lou Salica27-3-4
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
1936-02-12Bobby Leyvas13-2-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
Montana was knocked down for a nine-count in the 7th round.
1935-12-16Tuffy Pierpont21-3-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
NYSAC World flyweight title
1935-11-05Midget Wolgast129-18-12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frankie Van
1935-10-21Tuffy Pierpont20-3-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin 3-3
Montana was knocked down once in the 2nd and 4th round.
1935-10-01Bobby Olivas14-10-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-09-16Midget Wolgast127-17-12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Eddie Burns 5-2
NYSAC World flyweight title
1935-08-31Speedy Dado97-27-15
Stockton, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-08-12Bobby Olivas13-9-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO310
Olivas retired in the bout with a bad cut.
1935-08-05Antal Kocsis22-12-5
San Francisco, California, USAWPTS88
1935-07-03Midget Wolgast123-16-12
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Fred Bottaro
1935-05-24Joe Tei Ken40-18-14
San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-05-02Antal Kocsis22-11-4
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
1935-03-08Joe Tei Ken40-16-14
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
1934-11-30Augie Curtis34-7-8
Civic Auditorium, Watsonville, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Downey
1934-11-12Tony Marino16-5-1
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1934-10-25Tony Marino16-4-1
L-st Arena, Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
1934-05-04Joe Tei Ken36-11-11
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USALPTS1010
1934-01-26Chato Laredo34-30-8
Civic Auditorium, Watsonville, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: One-Round Hogan
1933-12-15Chato Laredo34-29-6
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Frankie Dolan
1933-06-21Young Sport20-16-3
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USAWPTS1010
1933-06-09Billy McLeod11-6-11
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS66
1933-05-31Felix Ignacio11-8-2
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO58
1933-05-24Young Sport20-15-3
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USAWTKO46
1933-05-10Peppy Sanchez25-11-7
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Charley Randolph
1933-05-03Tuffy Pierpont14-2-3
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWKO26
1933-04-05Tuffy Pierpont13-2-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
1933-03-02Billy McLeod10-3-9
Stockton, California, USADPTS1010
1932-12-30Joe Tei Ken24-1-10
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
Sometimes incorrectly reported as occuring the day before and in Ventura, CA. Source here: Oregonian wire
1932-12-15Al Robinson
Sacramento, California, USAWKO1
Small Montana's opponent was listed as "Al Roberson."
1932-11-10Frisco Dencio
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO3
1932-08-20Tadato KO Kuratsu2-5-2
Maui, Hawaii, USAWPTS88
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