Small Montana

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Small Montana

Name: Small Montana
Birth Name: Benjamin Gan
Hometown: La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Birthplace: Philippines
Died: 1976-08-04 (Age:63)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 157cm
Reach: 147cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Manager: Manuel Eloriago (in Hawaii), Leo Leavitt (in US Mainland)


Professional Career

He won the NYSAC World flyweight title by beating Midget Wolgast in 1935. He went abroad to defend his title, but lost to Benny Lynch in a 15 round bout in London on January 9, 1937.

His subsequent attempts to win a world championship fell short. During his career he fought Little Dado and Little Pancho (half-brother of Francisco Guilledo) but lost to both of them on points.

He defeated Manuel Ortiz, Midget Wolgast, Tony Marino, Joe Tei Ken, Speedy Dado, Tommy Forte, Augie Curtis, Pat Palmer, Frankie Jarr, Eugene "Tuffy" Pierpont and Antol "Tony" Kocsis.

Professional Record

  • Finished career with a record of 2-2 (0 KO) in world title fights.
  • Finished career with a record of 3-5-1 (0 KO) against former, current, and future world champions:
  • Finished career with a record of 50-20-7-1 (10 KOs) in fights outside his native Philippines.