Lou Ambers

American boxer

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Lou Ambers

Ambers, circa 1942
Born
Luigi Giuseppe d’Ambrosio

(1913-11-08)November 8, 1913

Died April 25, 1995(1995-04-25) (aged 81)[1]

Other names The Herkimer Hurricane
Statistics
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Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 106
Wins 89
Wins by KO 29
Losses 8
Draws 7
No contests 2

Luigi Giuseppe d’Ambrosio (November 8, 1913 – April 25, 1995), a.k.a. Lou Ambers, was an American World Lightweight boxing champion who fought from 1932 to 1941. Ambers fought many other boxing greats, such as Henry Armstrong and Tony Canzoneri. [2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

Born Luigi Giuseppe d’Ambrosio on November 8, 1913, in Herkimer, Ambers started out in a large Italian family, struggling to find an identity. Luigi took a ring name because he was afraid his Italian mother would find out that he was a fighter.

He defeated future world junior welterweight champion Johnny Jadick in a ten round unanimous decision on March 19, 1934, in Holyoke, Massachusetts.[2]

Ambers defeated former world junior welterweight claimant Sammy Fuller on March 1, 1935, in a fifteen round unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Before a crowd of 10,000, Ambers was stunned by a left from Fuller in the third round, but had his way with his opponent much of the remainder of the bout, taking an impressive thirteen of fifteen rounds.[4][5]

Managed by Al Weill and trained by Charley Goldman, the “Herkimer Hurricane”, began his career losing only once in more than three years. He faced his greatest competitor, future hall of fame lightweight champion Tony Canzoneri on May 10, 1935. Canzoneri defeated him over 15 rounds on a decision in Madison Square Garden, robbing Ambers of his first shot at the title. Canzoneri had Ambers down twice in round three. A faithful crowd of 17,433 cheered as Canzoneri easily retook the title, knocking Ambers down again shortly before the closing bell.[6][3]

Ambers did not let the defeat discourage him, winning his next 15 fights.[2]

In one of his most difficult matches, Ambers defeated Fritzie Zivic on July 1, 1935, in a ten round unanimous decision in Millvale, Pennsylvania. Ambers took the lead in the opening rounds, and had enough of a points margin to take the decision, but in the last two rounds he retreated often, his jaw being broken in the ninth by what appeared to be a right to the chin. Zivic opened up with a right handed attack in the ninth and tenth that was simply not adequate to overcome the large points margin opened by his opponent. Ambers was examined by a local hospital after the bout and released.[7][8][9]

Before a crowd of 8,266, Ambers defeated the highly rated former junior lightweight champion Frankie Klick in a ten round points decision at Madison Square Garden on January 3, 1936. Returning after his broken jaw only six months earlier, Ambers took some stiff shots to the chin in the sixth and seventh, but gained a significant points margin, winning eight of the ten rounds. In the seventh, Ambers put Klick to the canvas for a nine count as they broke from a clinch. Ambers gained a points advantage quickly and his speed in the early rounds tired Klick, who was sapped of energy for a strong finish in the closing rounds. The win improved Ambers’ chances of getting a second shot at Canzoneri for the title.[10][11][12]

Winning the lightweight championship, September 1936[edit]

Tony Canzoneri

He gained revenge when he captured the lightweight championship by decisioning Tony Canzoneri in 15 rounds on September 3, 1936. As a former sparring partner of Canzoneri, he carried the fight to his opponent and mentor from the outset, turned back two spirited rallies, and won by a wide margin in a match that defined him as a boxer and competitor. Adding an exclamation point, the Associated Press gave Ambers nine rounds, including the last three.[13]

Ambers won a lightweight title bout against Pedro Montanez on September 23, 1937, before an exceptional crowd of around 32,000, in a fifteen round mixed decision at New York’s Polo Grounds. Though the referee voted for a draw, both judges scored the close bout in Amber’s favor, with each voting he had won eight rounds.[2] The Associated Press gave Ambers a generous twelve rounds, with only one, the thirteenth, to Montanez.[14]

Jimmy Garrison lost to Ambers in a ten round points decision of a non-title bout in Kansas City on May 11, 1938. The United Press gave seven rounds to Ambers with only three to Garrison.[15]

Loss of title to Henry Armstrong, August, 1938[edit]

On August 17, 1938, Ambers met Henry Armstrong in an historic fight for the world lightweight title. Armstrong was attempting to become the first fighter in history to win and hold three world titles simultaneously. In a great fight, Ambers was knocked down twice, in the fifth and sixth rounds, and appeared badly beaten. Ambers mounted a great comeback in the later half of the match, but lost the controversial split decision. Armstrong was penalized three rounds in the close bout for fouls.[2][16] Ambers lost the title for a year, until regaining it in a rematch one year later.

Frankie Wallace was one of Ambers’ most frequent opponents. Wallace fell to Ambers for the last time when he could not return to the ring for the sixth round on December 5, 1938, in Cleveland. In a previous fight in the same city on December 6, 1937, Ambers won in a ten round unanimous decision on a large boxing ticket that featured a crowd of 12,000. With a rapid left and effective right uppercut, Ambers gained a strong points margin, and had an ailing Wallace missing throughout the bout.[17] In their first meeting on April 27, 1933, in Utica, New York, Ambers took a six round points decision.

In their last meeting, Ambers achieved an eleventh round technical knockout of “Baby” Arizmendi on February 24, 1939, at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In a close bout that the Brooklyn Daily Eagle scored five rounds to Arizmendi and four to Ambers, the referee stopped the bout in the eleventh due to a gash on his opponent’s right eyelid received in the ninth which made it difficult for him to continue. The cut was opened again in the tenth with left uppercuts and examined by a Doctor at the end of the round, who ordered the referee to end the bout, which was officially called at the opening of the eleventh. It was the only knockout of Arizmendi’s career.[18]

Regaining lightweight title from Armstrong, August, 1939[edit]

Henry Armstrong

Ambers’ rematch with Henry Armstrong was as controversial as their first bout. Armstrong was penalized for low blows, which enabled Ambers to capture the 15-round decision on August 22, 1939, before a crowd estimated at 30,000. Penalized for low blows in the second, fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh rounds, Armstrong would have probably won the fight had it not been for his loss of points for fouls.[2] James Dawson of The New York Times wrote that “The title was not won on competition alone but on fighting rules and ethics…Armstrong was the victim of an injustice”. Demonstrating the closeness of the fight before accounting for Armstrong’s fouls, the United Press scored the fight seven rounds for Ambers, with six for Armstrong, and two even. Unlike their first meeting, Ambers remained on his feet throughout the bout, except for a single slip in one round. He used infighting consistently in the match, cutting and bruising Armstrong’s face. Many boxing reporters considered the match Ambers’ last great performance.[19]

Loss of world lightweight championship to Lew Jenkins, May, 1940[edit]

On May 10, 1940, Ambers defended his title against the wild, free swinging, Lew Jenkins. Jenkins scored an upset when he knocked out the defending champion in the third round at Madison Square Garden. Ambers was down for a count of five in the first and briefly in the second. He had to arise from another fall to the canvas at least once prior to the referee stopping the bout 1:29 into the third.[20]

Ambers sought a rematch, and after a tune up win over Al “Bummy” Davis, he again faced Jenkins. This time he suffered a technical knockout from Jenkins in the seventh round before 15,000 on February 28, 1941, at Madison Square Garden.[2] After a slow start, Ambers appeared game, taking tough blows from Jenkins in the third through the sixth, while still using his left effectively at times. But in the seventh, Ambers was floored three times before the referee put an end to the fight, 2:26 into the seventh.[21]

Life outside of boxing[edit]

Crypt of Ambers and his wife Margaret

After his last bout, Ambers wanted to continue with his career, but his manager, Al Weill, convinced him that he was through, and to retire. Ambers never fought again.

Before his boxing retirement, he appeared as himself in a small role in MGM’s The Crowd Roars (1938), a successful boxing movie starring Robert Taylor.[22]

After his retirement from boxing, Ambers served in the Coast Guard in World War II. He later operated a restaurant, and worked in public relations. He died on April 25, 1995, in Phoenix, Arizona,[3] and was interred at the Saint Francis Cemetery in Phoenix.[23] He and his wife Margaret Mary had a daughter and two sons.[1]

Professional boxing record[edit]

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec,[2] unless otherwise noted.

Official record[edit]

106 fights 89 wins 8 losses
By knockout 28 2
By decision 61 6
Draws 7
Newspaper decisions/draws 2

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Age Location Notes
106 Loss 89–8–7 (2) Lew Jenkins TKO 7 (10) Feb 28, 1941 27 years, 112 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
105 Win 89–7–7 (2) Norment Quarles PTS 10 Feb 14, 1941 27 years, 98 days State Armory, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
104 Loss 88–7–7 (2) Lew Jenkins TKO 3 (15) May 10, 1940 26 years, 184 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC and The Ring lightweight titles
103 Win 88–6–7 (2) Norment Quarles PTS 10 Apr 25, 1940 26 years, 169 days Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, North Carolina, U.S.
102 Win 87–6–7 (2) Wally Hally PTS 10 Apr 17, 1940 26 years, 161 days City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
101 Win 86–6–7 (2) Al Bummy Davis UD 10 Feb 23, 1940 26 years, 107 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
100 Win 85–6–7 (2) Wally Hally UD 10 Jan 29, 1940 26 years, 82 days Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
99 Win 84–6–7 (2) Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 Nov 16, 1939 26 years, 8 days Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
98 Win 83–6–7 (2) Henry Armstrong UD 15 Aug 22, 1939 25 years, 287 days Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S. Won NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
97 Win 82–6–7 (2) Paul Junior TKO 8 (10) May 26, 1939 25 years, 199 days Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
96 Win 81–6–7 (2) Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 May 8, 1939 25 years, 181 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95 Win 80–6–7 (2) Honey Mellody TKO 4 (10) Apr 25, 1939 25 years, 168 days Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
94 Win 79–6–7 (2) Baby Arizmendi TKO 11 (12) Feb 24, 1939 25 years, 108 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
93 Win 78–6–7 (2) Paul Junior UD 10 Jan 27, 1939 25 years, 80 days Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
92 Win 77–6–7 (2) Joey Silva PTS 10 Jan 16, 1939 25 years, 69 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
91 Win 76–6–7 (2) Frankie Wallace RTD 6 (10) Dec 5, 1938 25 years, 27 days Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
90 Win 75–6–7 (2) Tommy Cross UD 10 Nov 28, 1938 25 years, 20 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89 Win 74–6–7 (2) Steve Halaiko TKO 3 (10) Oct 28, 1938 24 years, 354 days Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
88 Loss 73–6–7 (2) Henry Armstrong SD 15 Aug 17, 1938 24 years, 282 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
87 Win 73–5–7 (2) Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 Jun 21, 1938 24 years, 225 days Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
86 Draw 72–5–7 (2) Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Jun 7, 1938 24 years, 211 days Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
85 Win 72–5–6 (2) Jimmy Garrison PTS 10 May 11, 1938 24 years, 184 days Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
84 Win 71–5–6 (2) Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 May 6, 1938 24 years, 179 days Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
83 Win 70–5–6 (2) Lou Jallos KO 4 (10) Feb 21, 1938 24 years, 105 days City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
82 Win 69–5–6 (2) Frankie Wallace UD 10 Dec 6, 1937 24 years, 28 days Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
81 Win 68–5–6 (2) Charley Burns MD 10 Nov 16, 1937 24 years, 8 days Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
80 Win 67–5–6 (2) Pedro Montañez MD 15 Sep 23, 1937 23 years, 319 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
79 Win 66–5–6 (2) Howard Scott PTS 10 Sep 1, 1937 23 years, 297 days Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
78 Win 65–5–6 (2) Howard Scott PTS 10 Aug 16, 1937 23 years, 281 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
77 Win 64–5–6 (2) Tony Canzoneri UD 15 May 7, 1937 23 years, 180 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
76 Win 63–5–6 (2) Phil Baker PTS 10 Apr 19, 1937 23 years, 162 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
75 Loss 62–5–6 (2) Pedro Montañez UD 10 Apr 5, 1937 23 years, 148 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 62–4–6 (2) Roger Bernard PTS 10 Mar 23, 1937 23 years, 135 days Flint, Michigan, U.S.
73 Win 61–4–6 (2) Al Roth UD 10 Feb 22, 1937 23 years, 106 days St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
72 Win 60–4–6 (2) Davey Day SD 10 Feb 10, 1937 23 years, 94 days Hippodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
71 Draw 59–4–6 (2) Enrico Venturi PTS 10 Jan 8, 1937 23 years, 61 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
70 Win 59–4–5 (2) Stumpy Jacobs TKO 7 (10) Dec 29, 1936 23 years, 51 days Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, U.S.
69 Loss 58–4–5 (2) Jimmy McLarnin UD 10 Nov 20, 1936 23 years, 12 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
68 Loss 58–3–5 (2) Eddie Cool SD 10 Oct 28, 1936 22 years, 355 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
67 Win 58–2–5 (2) Tony Canzoneri UD 15 Sep 3, 1936 22 years, 300 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
66 Win 57–2–5 (2) Joey Greb PTS 10 Jul 6, 1936 22 years, 241 days Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
65 Win 56–2–5 (2) Jackie Sharkey TKO 6 (10) May 5, 1936 22 years, 179 days Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
64 Win 55–2–5 (2) Orville Drouillard PTS 10 Apr 22, 1936 22 years, 166 days Naval Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
63 Win 54–2–5 (2) Buster Brown KO 1 (10) Apr 15, 1936 22 years, 159 days Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
62 Win 53–2–5 (2) Pete Mascia PTS 6 Apr 7, 1936 22 years, 151 days Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
61 Win 52–2–5 (2) Tony Scarpati TKO 8 (10) Mar 17, 1936 22 years, 130 days Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S. Scarpati died of from injuries sustained in the fight[24]
60 Win 51–2–5 (2) Eddie Marks TKO 3 (10) Feb 14, 1936 22 years, 98 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
59 Win 50–2–5 (2) Baby Arizmendi UD 10 Feb 7, 1936 22 years, 91 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
58 Win 49–2–5 (2) Tony Herrera TKO 9 (10) Jan 21, 1936 22 years, 74 days Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 48–2–5 (2) Frankie Klick PTS 10 Jan 3, 1936 22 years, 56 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
56 Win 47–2–5 (2) Lou Jallos TKO 3 (10) Dec 20, 1935 22 years, 42 days Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
55 Win 46–2–5 (2) Jimmy Vaughn PTS 8 Dec 16, 1935 22 years, 38 days Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
54 Win 45–2–5 (2) George Levy PTS 10 Nov 25, 1935 22 years, 17 days Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
53 Win 44–2–5 (2) Fritzie Zivic UD 10 Jul 1, 1935 21 years, 235 days Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
52 Loss 43–2–5 (2) Tony Canzoneri UD 15 May 10, 1935 21 years, 183 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For vacant NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
51 Win 43–1–5 (2) Honeyboy Hughes TKO 4 (10) Apr 24, 1935 21 years, 167 days Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
50 Win 42–1–5 (2) Sammy Fuller UD 15 Mar 1, 1935 21 years, 113 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
49 Win 41–1–5 (2) Harry Dublinsky UD 10 Jan 11, 1935 21 years, 64 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Win 40–1–5 (2) Pancho Villa PTS 10 Dec 28, 1934 21 years, 50 days Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
47 Win 39–1–5 (2) Mickey Paul KO 1 (10) Dec 17, 1934 21 years, 39 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
46 Win 38–1–5 (2) Billy Hogan PTS 10 Sep 26, 1934 20 years, 322 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
45 Win 37–1–5 (2) Tony Herrera PTS 10 Aug 29, 1934 20 years, 294 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
44 Win 36–1–5 (2) Roger Bernard PTS 10 Jul 11, 1934 20 years, 245 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
43 Win 35–1–5 (2) Phil Rafferty TKO 8 (10) Jun 28, 1934 20 years, 232 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
42 Draw 34–1–5 (2) Jimmy Leto PTS 10 Jun 18, 1934 20 years, 222 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
41 Draw 34–1–4 (2) Steve Halaiko PTS 10 May 25, 1934 20 years, 198 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
40 Win 34–1–3 (2) Jackie Davis KO 4 (10) May 18, 1934 20 years, 191 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
39 Loss 33–1–3 (2) Steve Halaiko MD 6 May 7, 1934 20 years, 180 days Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
38 Win 33–0–3 (2) Billy Lynch TKO 9 (10) Apr 26, 1934 20 years, 169 days Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
37 Win 32–0–3 (2) Eddie Dempsey KO 3 (6) Apr 16, 1934 20 years, 159 days State Armory, Mohawk, New York, U.S.
36 Win 31–0–3 (2) Johnny Jadick UD 10 Mar 19, 1934 20 years, 131 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
35 Win 30–0–3 (2) Tommy Bashara KO 2 (10) Mar 12, 1934 20 years, 124 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
34 Win 29–0–3 (2) Tommy Romano PTS 10 Mar 2, 1934 20 years, 114 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
33 Win 28–0–3 (2) Paris Apice PTS 10 Jan 24, 1934 20 years, 77 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
32 Win 27–0–3 (2) Patsy LaRocco TKO 7 (10) Jan 8, 1934 20 years, 61 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
31 Win 26–0–3 (2) Young Joe Firpo PTS 10 Dec 25, 1933 20 years, 47 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
30 Win 25–0–3 (2) Cocoa Kid PTS 10 Dec 5, 1933 20 years, 27 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
29 Win 24–0–3 (2) Stanley Winneryk TKO 2 (6) Nov 27, 1933 20 years, 19 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
28 Win 23–0–3 (2) Paris Apice PTS 10 Oct 30, 1933 19 years, 356 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
27 Win 22–0–3 (2) Phil Rafferty PTS 10 Oct 23, 1933 19 years, 349 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
26 Win 21–0–3 (2) Johnny Gaito PTS 10 Oct 9, 1933 19 years, 305 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
25 Win 20–0–3 (2) Stanley Krannenberg PTS 8 Sep 25, 1933 19 years, 321 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
24 Win 19–0–3 (2) Joey Costa PTS 6 Sep 12, 1933 19 years, 308 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.
23 Draw 18–0–3 (2) Charley Badami PTS 6 Aug 29, 1933 19 years, 294 days Fugazy Bowl, New York City, New York, U.S.
22 Win 18–0–2 (2) Honey Mellody UD 10 Aug 14, 1933 19 years, 279 days Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
21 Win 17–0–2 (2) Jack Rose PTS 4 Aug 9, 1933 19 years, 274 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.
20 Win 16–0–2 (2) Roland LeCuyer TKO 3 (6) Jul 31, 1933 19 years, 265 days Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
19 Win 15–0–2 (2) Al Pieretti KO 3 (6) Jul 17, 1933 19 years, 251 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
18 Win 14–0–2 (2) Patsy LaRocco PTS 6 Jul 13, 1933 19 years, 247 days Fugazy Bowl, New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 13–0–2 (2) Ernie Tedesco NWS 6 Jul 3, 1933 19 years, 237 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
16 Win 13–0–2 (1) Tony Scarpati PTS 6 Jun 27, 1933 19 years, 231 days Fugazy Bowl, New York City, New York, U.S.
15 Win 12–0–2 (1) Tommy Barredo KO 2 (?) May 22, 1933 19 years, 195 days Jamaica Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
14 Win 11–0–2 (1) Frankie Wallace PTS 6 Apr 27, 1933 19 years, 170 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
13 Win 10–0–2 (1) Freddie Mitchell UD 6 Apr 24, 1933 19 years, 167 days Knights of Columbus Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
12 Draw 9–0–2 (1) Charley Badami PTS 6 Apr 3, 1933 19 years, 146 days Jamaica Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 9–0–1 (1) Paul Scalfaro PTS 5 Mar 20, 1933 19 years, 132 days Jamaica Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
10 Win 8–0–1 (1) Pedro Nieves PTS 5 Feb 27, 1933 19 years, 111 days New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
9 Win 7–0–1 (1) Joey Kolba PTS 6 Feb 20, 1933 19 years, 104 days Utica, New York, U.S.
8 Win 6–0–1 (1) Ripper Martin PTS 6 Jan 24, 1933 19 years, 77 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
7 Win 5–0–1 (1) Johnny Clarey TKO 5 (6) Jan 17, 1933 19 years, 70 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
6 Win 4–0–1 (1) Jerry White KO 4 (6) Nov 18, 1932 19 years, 10 days Carlstadt, New Jersey, U.S.
5 Draw 3–0–1 (1) Phil Stark PTS 6 Nov 14, 1932 19 years, 6 days New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 3–0 (1) Ray Meyers PTS 5 Jul 26, 1932 18 years, 261 days New Lenox S.C., New York, U.S.
3 Win 2–0 (1) Mel Doty NWS 6 Sep 6, 1932 18 years, 303 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Joe Pelicano PTS 6 Jul 14, 1932 18 years, 249 days Fort Hamilton Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Frankie Curry TKO 3 (4) Jun 9, 1932 18 years, 214 days Fort Hamilton Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.

Unofficial record[edit]

106 fights 91 wins 8 losses
By knockout 28 2
By decision 63 6
Draws 7

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions in the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Age Location Notes
106 Loss 91–8–7 Lew Jenkins TKO 7 (10) Feb 28, 1941 27 years, 112 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
105 Win 91–7–7 Norment Quarles PTS 10 Feb 14, 1941 27 years, 98 days State Armory, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
104 Loss 90–7–7 Lew Jenkins TKO 3 (15) May 10, 1940 26 years, 184 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC and The Ring lightweight titles
103 Win 90–6–7 Norment Quarles PTS 10 Apr 25, 1940 26 years, 169 days Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, North Carolina, U.S.
102 Win 89–6–7 Wally Hally PTS 10 Apr 17, 1940 26 years, 161 days City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
101 Win 88–6–7 Al Bummy Davis UD 10 Feb 23, 1940 26 years, 107 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
100 Win 87–6–7 Wally Hally UD 10 Jan 29, 1940 26 years, 82 days Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
99 Win 86–6–7 Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 Nov 16, 1939 26 years, 8 days Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
98 Win 85–6–7 Henry Armstrong UD 15 Aug 22, 1939 25 years, 287 days Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York, U.S. Won NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
97 Win 84–6–7 Paul Junior TKO 8 (10) May 26, 1939 25 years, 199 days Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
96 Win 83–6–7 Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 May 8, 1939 25 years, 181 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95 Win 82–6–7 Honey Mellody TKO 4 (10) Apr 25, 1939 25 years, 168 days Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
94 Win 81–6–7 Baby Arizmendi TKO 11 (12) Feb 24, 1939 25 years, 108 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
93 Win 80–6–7 Paul Junior UD 10 Jan 27, 1939 25 years, 80 days Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
92 Win 79–6–7 Joey Silva PTS 10 Jan 16, 1939 25 years, 69 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
91 Win 78–6–7 Frankie Wallace RTD 6 (10) Dec 5, 1938 25 years, 27 days Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
90 Win 77–6–7 Tommy Cross UD 10 Nov 28, 1938 25 years, 20 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89 Win 76–6–7 Steve Halaiko TKO 3 (10) Oct 28, 1938 24 years, 354 days Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
88 Loss 75–6–7 Henry Armstrong SD 15 Aug 17, 1938 24 years, 282 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
87 Win 75–5–7 Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 Jun 21, 1938 24 years, 225 days Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
86 Draw 74–5–7 Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Jun 7, 1938 24 years, 211 days Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
85 Win 74–5–6 Jimmy Garrison PTS 10 May 11, 1938 24 years, 184 days Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
84 Win 73–5–6 Jimmy Vaughn PTS 10 May 6, 1938 24 years, 179 days Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
83 Win 72–5–6 Lou Jallos KO 4 (10) Feb 21, 1938 24 years, 105 days City Auditorium, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
82 Win 71–5–6 Frankie Wallace UD 10 Dec 6, 1937 24 years, 28 days Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
81 Win 70–5–6 Charley Burns MD 10 Nov 16, 1937 24 years, 8 days Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
80 Win 69–5–6 Pedro Montañez MD 15 Sep 23, 1937 23 years, 319 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
79 Win 68–5–6 Howard Scott PTS 10 Sep 1, 1937 23 years, 297 days Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
78 Win 67–5–6 Howard Scott PTS 10 Aug 16, 1937 23 years, 281 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
77 Win 66–5–6 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 May 7, 1937 23 years, 180 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
76 Win 65–5–6 Phil Baker PTS 10 Apr 19, 1937 23 years, 162 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
75 Loss 64–5–6 Pedro Montañez UD 10 Apr 5, 1937 23 years, 148 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 64–4–6 Roger Bernard PTS 10 Mar 23, 1937 23 years, 135 days Flint, Michigan, U.S.
73 Win 63–4–6 Al Roth UD 10 Feb 22, 1937 23 years, 106 days St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
72 Win 62–4–6 Davey Day SD 10 Feb 10, 1937 23 years, 94 days Hippodrome, New York City, New York, U.S.
71 Draw 61–4–6 Enrico Venturi PTS 10 Jan 8, 1937 23 years, 61 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
70 Win 61–4–5 Stumpy Jacobs TKO 7 (10) Dec 29, 1936 23 years, 51 days Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, U.S.
69 Loss 60–4–5 Jimmy McLarnin UD 10 Nov 20, 1936 23 years, 12 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
68 Loss 60–3–5 Eddie Cool SD 10 Oct 28, 1936 22 years, 355 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
67 Win 60–2–5 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 Sep 3, 1936 22 years, 300 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Won NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
66 Win 59–2–5 Joey Greb PTS 10 Jul 6, 1936 22 years, 241 days Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
65 Win 58–2–5 Jackie Sharkey TKO 6 (10) May 5, 1936 22 years, 179 days Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
64 Win 57–2–5 Orville Drouillard PTS 10 Apr 22, 1936 22 years, 166 days Naval Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
63 Win 56–2–5 Buster Brown KO 1 (10) Apr 15, 1936 22 years, 159 days Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
62 Win 55–2–5 Pete Mascia PTS 6 Apr 7, 1936 22 years, 151 days Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
61 Win 54–2–5 Tony Scarpati TKO 8 (10) Mar 17, 1936 22 years, 130 days Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S. Scarpati died of from injuries sustained in the fight[25]
60 Win 53–2–5 Eddie Marks TKO 3 (10) Feb 14, 1936 22 years, 98 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
59 Win 52–2–5 Baby Arizmendi UD 10 Feb 7, 1936 22 years, 91 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
58 Win 51–2–5 Tony Herrera TKO 9 (10) Jan 21, 1936 22 years, 74 days Broadway Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
57 Win 50–2–5 Frankie Klick PTS 10 Jan 3, 1936 22 years, 56 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
56 Win 49–2–5 Lou Jallos TKO 3 (10) Dec 20, 1935 22 years, 42 days Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
55 Win 48–2–5 Jimmy Vaughn PTS 8 Dec 16, 1935 22 years, 38 days Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
54 Win 47–2–5 George Levy PTS 10 Nov 25, 1935 22 years, 17 days Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
53 Win 46–2–5 Fritzie Zivic UD 10 Jul 1, 1935 21 years, 235 days Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
52 Loss 45–2–5 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 May 10, 1935 21 years, 183 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For vacant NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring lightweight titles
51 Win 45–1–5 Honeyboy Hughes TKO 4 (10) Apr 24, 1935 21 years, 167 days Providence, Rhode Island, U.S
50 Win 44–1–5 Sammy Fuller UD 15 Mar 1, 1935 21 years, 113 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
49 Win 43–1–5 Harry Dublinsky UD 10 Jan 11, 1935 21 years, 64 days Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Win 42–1–5 Pancho Villa PTS 10 Dec 28, 1934 21 years, 50 days Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.
47 Win 41–1–5 Mickey Paul KO 1 (10) Dec 17, 1934 21 years, 39 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
46 Win 40–1–5 Billy Hogan PTS 10 Sep 26, 1934 20 years, 322 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
45 Win 39–1–5 Tony Herrera PTS 10 Aug 29, 1934 20 years, 294 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
44 Win 38–1–5 Roger Bernard PTS 10 Jul 11, 1934 20 years, 245 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
43 Win 37–1–5 Phil Rafferty TKO 8 (10) Jun 28, 1934 20 years, 232 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
42 Draw 36–1–5 Jimmy Leto PTS 10 Jun 18, 1934 20 years, 222 days South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
41 Draw 36–1–4 Steve Halaiko PTS 10 May 25, 1934 20 years, 198 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
40 Win 36–1–3 Jackie Davis KO 4 (10) May 18, 1934 20 years, 191 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
39 Loss 35–1–3 Steve Halaiko MD 6 May 7, 1934 20 years, 180 days Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
38 Win 35–0–3 Billy Lynch TKO 9 (10) Apr 26, 1934 20 years, 169 days Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
37 Win 34–0–3 Eddie Dempsey KO 3 (6) Apr 16, 1934 20 years, 159 days State Armory, Mohawk, New York, U.S.
36 Win 33–0–3 Johnny Jadick UD 10 Mar 19, 1934 20 years, 131 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
35 Win 32–0–3 Tommy Bashara KO 2 (10) Mar 12, 1934 20 years, 124 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
34 Win 31–0–3 Tommy Romano PTS 10 Mar 2, 1934 20 years, 114 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
33 Win 30–0–3 Paris Apice PTS 10 Jan 24, 1934 20 years, 77 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
32 Win 29–0–3 Patsy LaRocco TKO 7 (10) Jan 8, 1934 20 years, 61 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
31 Win 28–0–3 Young Joe Firpo PTS 10 Dec 25, 1933 20 years, 47 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
30 Win 27–0–3 Cocoa Kid PTS 10 Dec 5, 1933 20 years, 27 days Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
29 Win 26–0–3 Stanley Winneryk TKO 2 (6) Nov 27, 1933 20 years, 19 days Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
28 Win 25–0–3 Paris Apice PTS 10 Oct 30, 1933 19 years, 356 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
27 Win 24–0–3 Phil Rafferty PTS 10 Oct 23, 1933 19 years, 349 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
26 Win 23–0–3 Johnny Gaito PTS 10 Oct 9, 1933 19 years, 305 days Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
25 Win 22–0–3 Stanley Krannenberg PTS 8 Sep 25, 1933 19 years, 321 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
24 Win 21–0–3 Joey Costa PTS 6 Sep 12, 1933 19 years, 308 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.
23 Draw 20–0–3 Charley Badami PTS 6 Aug 29, 1933 19 years, 294 days Fugazy Bowl, New York City, New York, U.S.
22 Win 20–0–2 Honey Mellody UD 10 Aug 14, 1933 19 years, 279 days Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
21 Win 19–0–2 Jack Rose PTS 4 Aug 9, 1933 19 years, 274 days Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.
20 Win 18–0–2 Roland LeCuyer TKO 3 (6) Jul 31, 1933 19 years, 265 days Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
19 Win 17–0–2 Al Pieretti KO 3 (6) Jul 17, 1933 19 years, 251 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
18 Win 16–0–2 Patsy LaRocco PTS 6 Jul 13, 1933 19 years, 247 days Fugazy Bowl, New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 15–0–2 Ernie Tedesco NWS 6 Jul 3, 1933 19 years, 237 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
16 Win 14–0–2 Tony Scarpati PTS 6 Jun 27, 1933 19 years, 231 days Fugazy Bowl, New York City, New York, U.S.
15 Win 13–0–2 Tommy Barredo KO 2 (?) May 22, 1933 19 years, 195 days Jamaica Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
14 Win 12–0–2 Frankie Wallace PTS 6 Apr 27, 1933 19 years, 170 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
13 Win 11–0–2 Freddie Mitchell UD 6 Apr 24, 1933 19 years, 167 days Knights of Columbus Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
12 Draw 10–0–2 Charley Badami PTS 6 Apr 3, 1933 19 years, 146 days Jamaica Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 10–0–1 Paul Scalfaro PTS 5 Mar 20, 1933 19 years, 132 days Jamaica Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
10 Win 9–0–1 Pedro Nieves PTS 5 Feb 27, 1933 19 years, 111 days New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
9 Win 8–0–1 Joey Kolba PTS 6 Feb 20, 1933 19 years, 104 days Utica, New York, U.S.
8 Win 7–0–1 Ripper Martin PTS 6 Jan 24, 1933 19 years, 77 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
7 Win 6–0–1 Johnny Clarey TKO 5 (6) Jan 17, 1933 19 years, 70 days Convention Hall, Utica, New York, U.S.
6 Win 5–0–1 Jerry White KO 4 (6) Nov 18, 1932 19 years, 10 days Carlstadt, New Jersey, U.S.
5 Draw 4–0–1 Phil Stark PTS 6 Nov 14, 1932 19 years, 6 days New York Coliseum, New York City, New York, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Ray Meyers PTS 5 Jul 26, 1932 18 years, 261 days New Lenox S.C., New York, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Mel Doty NWS 6 Sep 6, 1932 18 years, 303 days Englewood Arena, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Joe Pelicano PTS 6 Jul 14, 1932 18 years, 249 days Fort Hamilton Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Frankie Curry TKO 3 (4) Jun 9, 1932 18 years, 214 days Fort Hamilton Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.

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  8. ^ Broke his jaw in “Lew Ambers Defeats Zivic In Fast Bout”, The Daily Republican, pg. 6, 2 July 1935
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Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by

NYSAC lightweight champion
September 3, 1936 – August 17, 1938
Succeeded by

NBA lightweight champion
September 3, 1936 – August 17, 1938
The Ring lightweight champion
September 3, 1936 – August 17, 1938
Undisputed lightweight champion
September 3, 1936 – August 17, 1938
Preceded by

Henry Armstrong
NYSAC lightweight champion
May 31, 1938 – October 4, 1940
Succeeded by

NBA lightweight champion
May 31, 1938 – October 4, 1940
The Ring lightweight champion
August 22, 1939 – May 10, 1940
Undisputed lightweight champion
August 22, 1939 – May 10, 1940



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