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Battling Battalino
Global ID9879
sexmale
birthdate 1908-02-18
death date 1977-07-25 (69)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
reach65″   /   165cm
aliasBat Battalino
country USA
residenceHartford, Connecticut, USA
birth placeHartford, Connecticut, USA
birth nameChristopher Battaglia
won 57 (KO 23) + lost 26 (KO 1) + drawn 3 = 88
rounds boxed 665 KO% 26.14
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1940-01-30Dick Turcotte13-2-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
Battalino retires after this bout
1939-12-04George Martin22-8-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
referee: Phil Pugliese | judge: Harmon Smith | judge: Jack Cunningham
1939-11-16George Pepe30-8-4
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USADPTS88
1939-10-30Jerry Maloni30-10-7
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Jack Dekkers
From the Boston Globe.
1939-09-26Frankie Young19-11-5
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-09-12Frankie Young19-10-5
Capitol Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-09-05Johnny Castonguay0-1-0
Capitol Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO46
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-08-08Felix Garcia12-16-6
Capitol Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO26
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-07-25Oscar Suggs26-20-1
Capitol Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1939-07-11Sal Canata59-32-9
Capitol Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO16
Battalino's opponent, Sal Canata, sometimes fought as "Solly Carter." "Sal Catana" is a misspelling of "Sal Canata." From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1936-07-06Howard Scott41-14-9
South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
Reported in the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1936-06-15Howard Scott40-14-9
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-04-08Al Roth28-15-9
Star Casino, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1936-02-25Joey Greb39-31-8
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1936-02-05Midget Mexico35-28-7
Star Casino, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1936-01-30Pete Nebo49-37-10
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO210
time: 2:25 | referee: Bill Conway
Reported in the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1934-11-26Jimmy Leto71-7-5
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1934-10-23Cocoa Kid54-14-3
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO710
Cocoa Kid was fighting at a lower weight than usual. He "was beaten like a carpet" but fought back gamely until his arms and legs could no longer do their duty" and was technically knocked out. The Ring, January 1935, page 61.
1934-10-01Lew Feldman60-19-11
South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bill Conway 46-44
1934-09-11Lew Feldman59-19-11
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1934-07-24Jackie Davis55-16-14
South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1934-06-08Antonio Cerdan0-3-1
Estadio Riachuelo, Río de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilWPTS1010
1933-08-09Phil Rafferty13-14-7
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALSD88
1933-07-28Benny Whitler16-15-6
Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie, New York, USAWKO210
time: 1:30
1932-10-21Barney Ross36-2-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Tommy Thomas 42-58 | judge: Ed Klein 39-61 | judge: Rube Metz 41-59
1932-09-05Eddie Holmes36-25-6
Providence, Rhode Island, USALPTS1010
Holmes down in the 1st round. Holmes credited with 7 of the 10 rounds.
1932-08-11Billy Townsend53-15-13
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
Townsend was down in the 4th
1932-07-28Willie Hines33-27-9
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO310
time: 1:40
Battalino sent Hines to the canvas six times, with Hines counted out on his sixth visit. New York Times
1932-07-19Frankie Petrolle23-20-8
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
Petrolle scored an eight-count knockdown in the fourth round. New York Times
1932-06-28Frankie Petrolle22-20-8
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1932-05-20Billy Petrolle84-18-9
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Dave Barry
"Battalino dropped Petrolle for a count of nine with a left hook to the chin in the first round, but thereafter the Fargo Express came thundering along to victory." New York Times According to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman), Petrolle won seven rounds and Battalino took three. 10,000 fans were on hand and the net was "25,000. Both Petrolle and Battalino received $6.750.
1932-03-24Billy Petrolle83-18-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1212
time: 1:31 | referee: Ed Smith
A crowd of 18,000 watched as "Petrolle cut Battalino to pieces with vicious rights and lefts to the head, brought blood streaming from a dozen cuts, and finally stopped him after one minute and 31 seconds of the twelfth and final round. Two smashing punches to the body made Battalino sway. Another volley to the head sent him reeling into the ropes. Still he refused to go down but he was obviously out on his feet and Referee Gunboat Smith stepped in and awarded the fight to Petrolle on a technical knockout." (AP)
1932-03-11Eddie Ran33-12-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny McAvoy
1932-02-24Billy Shaw14-18-5
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWTKO210
1932-01-27Freddie Miller84-7-4
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USANCNC310
referee: Lou Bauman
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
World Featherweight Title
The crowd of 2,000 booed the fighters throughout when there was little action during the first two rounds. Miller came out of his corner in the third and sent Battalino down with what Referee Lou Bauman termed a "light" blow to the chin. When the champion got to his feet, Miller sent him down again for about fifteen seconds but Bauman saw no reason to count, lifted Bat to his feet, and ordered him to fight. When Bat offered no defense, Bauman stopped the fight at the direction of the Cincinnati Boxing Commission, turned his back on the fighters and left the ring. (The Commission announced that all ticket-holders would get their money back.) Battalino was shorn of recognition by the NBA as champion when he weighed in over the 126-pound limit. Since he weighed 129¾, however, it ruled the fight could be held and Miller declared champion if he won. But the "no contest" ruling left the title vacant (as it would have been if Battalino had won). Battalino vigorously claimed the title and had to be taken from the ring by his seconds. He was indefinitely suspended by the Boxing Commission and fined $5,000 for this "fiasco."
Battalino had been stripped by NYSAC on Jan 8 and Battalino officially renounced his claim on March 1, 1932

1931-12-11Al Singer58-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
Battalino a last-minute sub for Kid Chocolate, who had been arrested
1931-11-19Bushy Graham88-16-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
time: 1:44 | referee: Eddie Purdy | judge: W.A. Battyle | judge: R.A. Gowdy
1931-11-04Earl Mastro45-3-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Dave Barry
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
World Featherweight Title
Description of bout

1931-10-12Roger Bernard41-9-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
referee: Herman Hindin
1931-09-24Bushy Graham87-16-7
Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALSD1010
referee: Lou Bauman
2 of the 3 judges voted for Graham.
1931-09-15Eddie Shea58-14-5
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bill Conway
Referee and sole judge Bill Conway had the fight 8-1-1 in rounds for Battalino.
1931-07-23Freddie Miller80-5-3
Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Lou Bauman
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
World Featherweight Title
1931-07-01Bobby Brady21-7-0
Baseball Park, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
"Although the bout was to have been for the title, the challenger came in a half pound overweight, and therefore the Hartford fighter's crown was not at stake.... Assuming the aggressive from the opening bell, Battalino forced the fighting until the last, charging recklessly and throwing punches from all angles. He concentrated on a body attack for the greater part of the contest and scored repeatedly." New York Times
1931-06-15Johnny Datto78-38-34
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO510
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1931-05-22Fidel LaBarba43-8-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland | judge: George Kelly | judge: Billy Joh
NYSAC World featherweight title
Battalino "effectively disproved the belief that he was a 'cheese champion' when he scored a convincing 15-round victory...." (UP) Almost every fistic pundit had predicted that LaBarba would win; most fans had wagered 2-1 that Battalino would lose the Title.
1931-04-20Andy Martin48-11-7
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman). This was a close fight. Battalino was the more aggressive, and Martin used a good left to his advantage and had several good rallies.
1931-03-20Andy Callahan42-3-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh | judge: Frank Bowman | judge: William McMinimen
USA New England lightweight title
1931-03-06Young Zazzarino29-9-2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1931-01-23Eddie Shea52-12-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Norm McGarrity
1930-12-12Kid Chocolate57-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan
NYSAC World featherweight title
1930-10-20Young Zazzarino27-9-2
Oakland Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALDQ310
time: 2:53 | referee: Danny Sullivan
1930-09-24Louis 'Kid' Kaplan93-19-13
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
referee: Bill Conway
Referee and sole judge Bill Conway gave Kaplan nine of the ten rounds.
1930-09-05Roger Bernard33-5-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1930-08-18Bud Taylor69-17-7
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Gene Roman
Bout was scored 8-1-1 in rounds for Battalino.
1930-07-24Cecil Payne17-7-2
Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALUD1010
Battalino down in second round
1930-07-15Ignacio Fernandez31-21-10
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO515
World Featherweight Title
Reported by newspapers of the time as being Fernandez's first knockout loss of his career.

1930-06-10Cecil Payne15-7-2
Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALUD1010
1930-05-21Vic Burrone41-27-13
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1930-05-05Lew Massey32-6-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
referee: Tommy Reilly
1930-04-25Bushy Graham80-13-7
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1930-04-14Benny Nabors52-17-15
Buckingham Hall, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO410
1930-03-20Bud Taylor65-15-7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
Referee McClelland had Taylor winning by two points. Battalino was floored in the second round.
1930-02-25Ignacio Fernandez30-19-10
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
Battalino won 8 of the 10 rounds. (UPI report)
1930-01-20Lew Massey28-5-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Leo Houck
1930-01-09Phil Verdi31-23-11
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO310
time: 2:35
Verdi down twice in the second, and then down for the count in the third. (Hartford Courant, Jack Kincaid); Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman).
1929-09-23Andre Routis55-23-7
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1515
referee: Bill Conway 75-56
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
World Featherweight Title>
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid). (Routis was not recognized as champion in New York State at this time.) Referee and sole judge Conway gave Battalino every round, scoring the bout 75-56 on a 5pts must system.

1929-07-26Panama Al Brown58-6-8
Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
On July 25, the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission indefinitely suspended Brown and his manager, Dave Lumiansky, for failing to show for a July 24 bout against Matty White at Philadelphia. (UP report) report of Brown-Battalino From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1929-06-05Eddie Lord30-10-4
Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1929-02-21Tony Leto41-9-4
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO710
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1929-02-07Joe Curry53-29-20
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO210
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid). Battalino fought Joe Curry of New York.
1929-01-04Ralph Nischo11-20-8
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO110
From the Hartford Courant
1928-12-06Jimmy Garcia3-0-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO16
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1928-11-15Milton Cohen37-14-7
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1928-10-26Jules Sombathy17-11-7
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1928-09-17Milton Cohen37-13-7
Velodrome, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
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