Al Roth

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Al Roth
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Name: Al Roth
Born: 1913-09-22
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Died: 1982-09-16 (Age:68)
Hometown: Bronx, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 4″   /   163cm
Boxing Record: click

1931 Al Roth of the Unionport AC won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open championship vs. Johnny DeFoe of the LI Moose Club at bantamweight. Roth was also a leading contender for lightweight honors in the mid 1930's--he was ranked as high as the 6th ranked lightweight in the world by The Ring' in February of 1936. He fought a very credible battle for the Lightweight Championship of the World losing in fifteen rounds to Champion Tony Canzoneri in October of 1935--he never got another shot at a world title.