Allentown Joe Gans

55 16 10
26 KOs 3 KOs
Box-pro
division middle
status inactive
bouts 87
rounds 624
KOs 29.89%
career 1911-1932
debut 1911-08-28

ID# 040820
birth name Arphelius Hicks
sex male
alias Young HicksJoe Hicks
nationality USA
height 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
residence Orange, New Jersey, USA
birth place Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Boxing Pro 152 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1932-11-24 Jack Revello 12 5 0
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia
L-PTS
1929-10-14 Matt Adgie 33 12 3
Arena, Philadelphia
L-KO
1929-09-23 Ted Moore 67 24 9
Arena Gardens, Toronto
NC-NC
Bout halted when referee declared both men were stalling. - Buffalo Evening news
1929-04-29 Al Ferrone 7 2 1
Community Club, Ossining
W-KO
1928-05-03 Lou Scozza 34 9 5
Elks Club, Williamsport
L-PTS
1928-04-02 Jack Prybella 30 17 9
Arena, Philadelphia
W-PTS
1928-02-16 Lew Chester 34 19 9
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia
W-TKO
1928-01-23 Johnny Haystack 26 10 6
Charlton's Hall, Pottsville
W-SD
1928-01-03 Lou Bogash 113 20 20
State Armory, Bridgeport
L-PTS
From the Bridgeport Post (Herb Goldman). It was a rather fight, won clearly by Bogash.
1927-12-01 Tom Kirby 16 9 3
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
L-UD
1927-10-12 Red Uhlan 38 18 18
Public Hall, Cleveland
W-PTS
1927-10-10 Tom Kirby 16 8 3
Arena, Philadelphia
W-DQ
Kirby was disqualified after leaving Gans unable to continue from a low blow.
1927-08-23 Pete Latzo 81 19 3
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre
L-DQ
1927-07-20 Johnny Haystack 23 8 6
Lauer's Park, Reading
W-SD
1927-07-15 Jimmy Moore 43 23 7
Buhler Stadium, Hazleton
W-UD
1927-05-17 Jimmy Moore 43 22 7
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-UD
1927-04-19 Jimmy Moore 43 22 6
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
D-PTS
1927-04-08 Sailor Darden 16 36 5
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
W-UD
1927-03-16 Lew Chester 32 15 8
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia
W-PTS
1927-02-18 Charley Arthurs 16 23 10
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
D-SD
1926-10-04 Walcott Langford 9 3 3
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago
L-DQ
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Langford was winning until Gans landed below the belt.
1926-07-12 Yale Okun 29 6 2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia
D-PTS
1926-06-15 Harry Greb 261 16 18
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre
L-UD
1926-05-13 George Manolian 24 4 6
Mechanics Building, Boston
W-PTS
1926-05-07 Roland Todd 81 14 6
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-RTD
1926-04-16 Tiger Flowers 111 14 5
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
L-UD
1926-02-23 Everett Strong 30 8 4
Civic Auditorium, Fresno
W-PTS
1926-02-10 Eddie McGovern 53 21 29
Auditorium, Oakland
D-PTS
1926-01-13 Eddie McGovern 52 20 29
National Hall, San Francisco
W-PTS
1925-12-30 Ray Pelkey 34 18 14
Auditorium, Oakland
L-PTS
1925-12-04 Ted Nelson 9 10 1
Gaiety Theatre, Wilkes-Barre
W-TKO
1925-11-30 Jackie Cohen 4 6 3
Arena, Philadelphia
W-TKO
1925-11-11 Maxie Rosenbloom 35 6 5
Arena, Syracuse
L-DQ
Gans was disqualified for a low blow. The bout was described by the Syracuse Journal as a slow bout, with both boxers stalling.
(Michaels debut as a referee in a Syracuse ring)
1925-09-24 Sailor Darden 10 20 4
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre
W-UD
1925-08-21 Tiger Flowers 104 12 5
Grand Rapids
L-NWS
(Chicago Tribune)
1925-08-10 Sailor Friedman 59 26 8
Shibe Park, Philadelphia
D-SD
1925-07-13 Al Walthers 31 22 10
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record and the Pittsburgh Post.
1925-05-26 Jock Malone 82 18 4
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
D-PTS
1925-03-28 Italian Joe Gans 87 56 36
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York
W-PTS
1925-03-23 Jack McVey 40 6 0
113th Regiment Armory, Newark
L-NWS
Newspaper decision from the New York Times
1925-03-13 Al Wise 47 14 14
Arena, Syracuse
W-PTS
1925-02-10 Bud Spratley 8 17 3
Armory, Williamsport
NC-NC
The bout was declared no contest after Spratley had gone down from an apparently light right and left to the head.
1925-01-19 Jack Delaney 44 5 1
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
L-SD
1924-12-27 Ted Moore 57 9 5
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York
D-PTS
1924-12-10 Frank Moody 97 41 12
Mealy's Auditorium, Allentown
NC-NC
The bout was stopped by the state inspector who stated that the two were "taking things too easy."
1924-11-17 Frank Moody 97 40 11
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
D-PTS
1924-11-14 Augie Ratner 60 22 10
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-PTS
1924-10-15 Bermondsey Billy
Wells
51 13 7
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
D-PTS
1924-10-08 Andy Palmer 33 19 14
Town Hall, Scranton
W-PTS
1924-08-26 Rocky Smith 30 10 5
Fair Grounds Arena, Allentown
W-PTS
1924-08-15 Jack McVey 34 5 0
Baseball Park, Larksville
W-PTS
1924-07-12 Jack McVey 33 5 0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York
L-PTS
1924-07-05 Wildman Gould 22 25 6
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York
W-TKO
1924-06-21 Charley Murray 21 16 6
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York
W-KO
1924-04-28 Dave Shade 82 14 49
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
L-UD
1924-04-10 Andy Palmer 33 17 14
Lyric Theatre, Allentown
W-PTS
1924-04-07 Rocky Smith 26 7 5
Tamaqua
W-SD
1924-04-04 Ritz Walters 14 20 3
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
W-UD
1924-03-18 Harry Galfund 24 6 3
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
W-UD
1924-03-06 Frank Moody 92 34 11
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-UD
1924-01-15 Jimmy O'Gatty 16 13 3
Grand Opera House, Wilkes-Barre
W-KO
1923-12-20 Joe Jackson 29 23 4
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-PTS
1923-12-05 Pal Reed 40 17 2
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
D-PTS
1923-11-27 Danny Fagan 3 6 0
Lyric Theatre, Allentown
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Allentown Morning Call
1923-11-26 Al Wise 42 13 9
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City
W-NWS
(Chicago Tribune). Also, newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-11-16 Joe Libby 15 3 1
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Hazleton Plain Speaker
1923-10-26 KO Sullivan 20 23 5
Nesbitt Theatre, Wilkes-Barre
W-DQ
Sullivan was disqualified for kneeing Gans. Sullivan claimed Gans had bit him.
1923-10-17 Frankie Venchell 26 18 5
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
D-NWS
Newspaper decision from Wilkes-Barre Record (draw), Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader (Venchell) and Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent (Gans)
1923-10-12 Jack Rivers 0 5 0
Nesbitt Theatre, Wilkes-Barre
W-KO
1923-09-10 Jimmy Booker debut
Maryland Baseball Park, Baltimore
W-PTS
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1923-09-04 Jack McVey 30 3 0
Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-08-29 Larry Estridge 20 1 0
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from Wilkes-Barre Record (Gans) and Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent (draw)
1923-08-14 Leo Leonard 36 29 10
Baseball Park, Larksville
W-KO
1923-06-14 Frankie Schoell 69 16 13
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
L-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Hazleton Standard-Sentinel and Wilkes-Barre Record
1923-05-04 Jerry Hayes 3 4 1
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre
W-TKO

1923-04-30 Jimmy Amato 19 5 0
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
W-KO
1923-03-19 Wally Hinckle 31 12 7
Williamsport
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Hazleton Standard-Sentinel
1923-02-22 Izzy Tanner 3 0 1
Armory, Allentown
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Allentown Morning Call
1923-01-22 Leo Leonard 35 24 9
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City
W-KO
A win for Gans was reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, his opponent being shown as Joe Hicks! Since "Joe Hicks" was Gans's actual name, this appears to be an error. Leo Leonard is usually shown as Gans's first opponent, so this may have been correct, but needs verification.
1922-12-10 George 'Kid'
Alberts
4 4 0
Havana
NC-NC
Bout cancelled in sixth round by referee due to heavy rain that soaked the ring canvas and audience.
1922-10-29 Estanislao Frias 2 4 1
Stadium Marina, Havana
W-PTS
1922-10-07 Clemente Sanchez 17 1 1
Lawn & Tennis Club, Havana
W-KO
1922-08-21 Bert Green 12 2 3
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City
W-KO
1922-07-12 Joe Libby 6 2 1
National A.C., Philadelphia
NC-NC
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1922-03-08 Joe Libby 5 1 1
Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1922-02-15 Joe Libby 5 1 0
Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia
D-NWS
(Chicago Tribune)
1922-02-10 Kid Crutchfield 3 4 3
Frohsinn Hall, Altoona
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1921-12-09 Wally Hinckle 22 8 4
Atlantic City
L-NWS
(Chicago Tribune)
1921-12-06 Panama Joe Gans 65 14 6
McGuigan's Arena, Harrison
L-NWS
From New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1921-11-01 Wally Hinckle 22 7 4
Hazleton
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Allentown Morning Call
1921-08-01 Wally Hinckle 21 5 3
Maysville Park, Mount Carmel
D-NWS
Newspaper decision from Mount Carmel Item
1921-06-24 Kid Wilson 15 16 7
Armory, Orange
W-NWS
Newspaper decision in favor of Gans from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1921-05-03 Eddie Mullaney 4 9 2
Feeley Hall, Hazleton
W-NWS
Newspaper decisions "The Allentown Morning Call" and "The Evening News"
1920-12-21 Johnny Ward 20 10 8
Coliseum, Newark
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1920-11-02 Leo Leonard 25 11 5
Mealy's Auditorium, Allentown
L-KO
1:35    
November 3, 1920 Wilkes-Barre Times.
1920-10-19 Carl Hertz 16 10 11
Armory, Reading
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Reading Eagle
1920-08-12 Johnny Evans 5 5 3
Coliseum, Newark
W-NWS
Newspaper decision in favor of Gans from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1920-07-22 Bobby Gleason 3 2 1
Hyatt Field, Newark
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1920-06-11 Billy Richards 1 0 0
Paterson
W-KO
From New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1920-05-03 Bobby Gleason 2 1 1
McGuigan's Arena, Harrison
L-NWS
In the third round Gleason scored a flash knockdown, which was followed by a 9-count knockdown of Gans. Gans fought at "Young Hicks, " as he died for several years in his early career.
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