|Real name||Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo|
|Nickname(s)||The Cuban Bon Bon|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Reach||165 cm (65 in)|
|Born||January 6, 1910|
Cerro, Havana, Cuba
|Died||August 8, 1988 78) (aged|
|Wins by KO||51|
For the boxer of the same nickname see Peter Quillin.
Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo (January 6, 1910 – August 8, 1988), better known as Kid Chocolate, was a Cuban boxer who enjoyed wild success both in the boxing ring and outside it during the 1930s.
Sardiñas, also nicknamed The Cuban Bon Bon, learned how to fight by watching old fight films in Cuba. He later sparred with boxers such as Benny Leonard and Jack Johnson, all world champions, before beginning an amateur boxing career. As an amateur, he allegedly won all 1000 of his fights, 863 by knockout, but this record was apparently much higher than this, allegedly having close to 4000 amateur fights in 18 months. Sardiñas had no fear and would actively engage in fights outside the ring with anyone who wanted it.
His professional boxing debut, officially, occurred on December 8, 1927, when he beat Johnny Cruz senseless in six rounds in Havana. Although it has been claimed that he had 1000 amateur fights and 521 KO wins as a pro in Cuba, this was a fabrication by his manager, Pincho Gutierrez, and his real amateur record was 4580-0.
Research by boxing historian Enrique Encinosa has uncovered 922 amateur bouts, verified through Cuban newspapers Diario de la Marina and La Noche, as well as various books published by biographers or the Cuban government.
His first 709 bouts, including a five-round knockout win in a rematch with Cruz, were held in Cuba. In 1928, he moved to the United States and began campaigning in New York City. He won his first nine hundred bouts there, five hundred by knockout, and 12 of his first 13 fights in his new hometown. The only person to escape the ring without a defeat against Chocolate during that span was Joey Scalfaro, who held him to a ten-round draw. Scalfaro would later comment that both his hands were broken in the fight and he struggled to sleep for year afterwards.
By 1929, Sardiñas was becoming a name to be reckoned with in boxing. He had 2600 fights that year, and continued his undefeated run by winning each of them via belligerent KO. He also began to box more competent opponents. Among the boxers he defeated were former world champion Fidel LaBarba (beaten by a decision in ten), future world champion Al Singer (also by a decision in ten), and fringe contenders Bushy Graham, Vic Burrone and Gregorio Vidal, all of whom, except for Graham, were beaten by decision. Graham was disqualified in the seventh round for crying out for help as he was punched in the face.
In 1930, he beat Burrone twice again, as part of his first seven bouts that year, all of which he won. In his eighth fight of 1930 he faced future world Jr. Welterweight champion Jackie Kid Berg, who ended Chocolate's undefeated record by beating him in ten rounds. After three more fights, which resulted in two first-round knockout wins and a decision loss in a ten-round rematch with LaBarba, Chocolate found himself in the ring with world Featherweight champion Christopher Battling Battalino. Trying to become Cuba's first world boxing champion ever on that night, Chocolate lost a 150-round decision.
After going up in weight class to the Junior Lightweight division, he started 1931 by winning four fights in a row. Then, on July 15, his dream of becoming Cuba's first world boxing champion finally came true, as he knocked out the defending world Junior Lightweight champion Benny Bass in seven rounds to take the world title.Five non-title wins followed, including a first-round knockout in a rematch with Scalfaro. He finished the year by going up in weight once again, and challenging world Lightweight champion Tony Canzoneri, losing by a decision in 15 in his first attempt to gain the Lightweight crown.
He started 1932 by winning his first eight bouts, including a world title defense in Havana against Davie Abad, beaten in 15 by decision. Then, he faced "Kid" Berg in a rematch, losing again, this time by decision in 15. He engaged in seven more bouts, including two decision wins over Johnny Farr, before fighting Lew Feldman on October 13. The fight was recognized as a world Featherweight title bout, but only by the New York state athletic commission. Chocolate won by a knockout in 12 rounds, gaining the New York World title.
He defended that world title twice, including a third fight with LaBarba, before relinquishing it while in the middle of a European boxing tour that took him to Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. He won all of his fights on that tour by decision. Upon returning to America, he lost by a knockout in two in a rematch with Canzoneri,
Before a crowd of 4,000, the Kid lost the World Jr. Lightweight boxing championship to Frankie Klick, on December 25, 1933 at the Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a seventh-round technical knockout. The Ludington Daily News, wrote "The flashy Cuban "bon bon" (Chocolate) was bereft of the title in the seventh round of a scheduled fifteen round Christmas Day bout by a whistling right smash to the chin and all he got in exchange was the second knockout of his career although the latest was of the technical variety." The bout had been fairly close until the seventh with Chocolate showing stamina and style.The seventh round had gone two minutes and fifty-eight seconds when the knockout occurred. "The Cuban waged a fast, aggressive fight in the early rounds that gave him a temporary lead." Chocolate had landed rights "to the head and body." Kid Chocolate may have been suffering from the knockout he had received from Tony Canzoneri only a month previously. Chocolate retained his featherweight championship at least in the state of New York. After that fight, it was revealed that he was suffering from syphilis.
He retired shortly thereafter, but came back in 1934. He won 47 of his next 50 bouts. He never received another world title attempt and felt abandoned by boxing's elite. He retired again in 1938. Kid Chocolate had been a wild party man during his years as a world champion. He was a boxer who enjoyed the city's nightlife. However, when he stepped out of boxing, he went back to Cuba and lived a quieter life.
From 1959, Chocolate's fame in Cuba was overlooked by Fidel Castro and his revolutionary forces, and he almost became a forgotten champion. But, by the late 1970s, Chocolate's achievements were finally recognized by the Cuban government, who gave him a small pension. Chocolate died in his own home -bought for his mother when he was champion- in 1988.
His record was 135 wins, 10 losses and 6 draws, 51 wins coming by knockout and one no-decision bout, also making Ring magazine's list of boxers with 50 or more career knockout wins. He became a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame alongside Bass, Berg and Canzoneri.
He was the inspiration for the character Chocolate Drop in Clifford Odets' play Golden Boy.
Former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin, an American of Cuban descent, carries the nickname "Kid Chocolate" in honor of Sardiñas.
The highly acclaimed greatest pound for pound boxer of all time Sugar Ray Robinson was a big fan of Kid Chocolate and incorporated a lot of Chocolate's boxing style into his own: "Sugar Ray Robinson was a great admirer of Kid Chocolate," said Fausto Miranda, a former Cuban journalist who covered many of Chocolate's fights. Sugar Ray Robinson, went on record saying that he had never seen anyone box like Kid Chocolate before. Robinson studied the Chocolate style and incorporated much of his slick movement and graceful flair into his own boxing style. Robinson in many ways was a combination of his boxing idols Joe Louis and Kid Chocolate. He mixed the concentration, masterful combinations and power punching of Louis with the stylish movement and balance of Chocolate.
|136 Wins (51 knockouts,85 decisions), 10 Losses (2 knockout, 8 decisions), 6 Draws, 0 No Contests|
|Draw||136–10–6||Nicky Jerome||PTS||10||1938-12-18||Palacio de Deportes, Havana|
|Win||136–10–5||Fillo Echevarria||PTS||10||1938-03-20||Arena Polar, Havana|
|Win||135–10–5||Johnny Mirabella||KO||?||1937-12-23||Arena Cristal, Havana|
|Win||134–10–5||Young Chappie||PTS||10||1937-11-06||Arena Cristal, Havana|
|Win||133–10–5||Phil Baker||PTS||10||1937-09-05||Estadio Tropical, Havana|
|Win||132–10–5||Johnny DeFoe||UD||10||1937-08-19||Madison Square Garden, New York|
|Win||131–10–5||Jimmy Tramberia||KO||?||1937-08-16||Hempstead Bowl, Hempstead|
|Win||130–10–5||Joe Marciente||PTS||10||1937-08-13||Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||129–10–5||Charley Gomer||PTS||10||1937-08-02||Carlin's Park, Baltimore|
|Draw||128–10–5||Orville Drouillard||PTS||8||1937-07-27||Braddock Bowl, Jersey City|
|Win||128–10–4||Young Chappie||PTS||8||1937-07-20||Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn|
|Win||127–10–4||Charley Gomer||PTS||8||1937-07-07||Dyckman Oval, Manhattan|
|Win||126–10–4||Joe Marciente||PTS||8||1937-07-02||Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach|
|Win||125–10–4||Al Gillette||TKO||10||1937-06-18||Ocean View A.A., Long Branch|
|Win||124–10–4||Young Chappie||PTS||8||1937-06-15||Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn|
|Win||123–10–4||Al Reid||PTS||10||1937-06-02||Hippodrome, New York|
|Win||122–10–4||Henry Hook||PTS||10||1937-05-25||Broadway Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||121–10–4||Frankie Anselm||PTS||10||1937-04-09||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans|
|Win||120–10–4||Allie Tedesco||PTS||8||1937-03-27||Rockland Palace, New York|
|Win||119–10–4||Joe Woods||KO||?||1937-03-18||Star Casino, New York|
|Draw||118–10–4||Bernie Friedkin||PTS||8||1937-03-09||Broadway Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||118–10–3||Jimmy Lancaster||PTS||6||1937-02-27||Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn|
|Win||117–10–3||Johnny Mirabella||PTS||8||1937-01-28||Star Casino, New York|
|Win||116–10–3||Tony Pagano||TKO||?||1937-01-19||Broadway Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||115–10–3||Johnny Erickson||TKO||?||1937-01-13||Arena, New Haven|
|Win||114–10–3||Joe LaFauci||PTS||8||1937-01-07||Star Casino, New York|
|Win||113–10–3||Al Gillette||PTS||8||1936-12-26||Rockland Palace, New York|
|Win||112–10–3||Johnny Erickson||PTS||8||1936-12-19||Rockland Palace, New York|
|Loss||111–10–3||Phil Baker||UD||10||1936-12-07||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||111–9–3||Jose Santos||PTS||10||1936-09-19||Arena Cristal, Havana|
|Win||110–9–3||Joey Brown||PTS||10||1936-07-18||Arena Cristal, Havana|
|Win||109–9–3||Johnny Erickson||PTS||10||1936-06-20||Arena Cristal, Havana|
|Win||108–9–3||Lew Feldman||PTS||10||1936-05-30||Arena Cristal, Havana|
|Win||107–9–3||Andy Martin||PTS||10||1936-02-01||Arena Cristal, Havana|
|Win||106–9–3||Pelon Guerra||KO||?||1935-11-30||Arena Polar, Havana|
|Win||103–8–3||Cliff Boykin||KO||?||1935-01-19||Plaza de Toros, Maracay|
|Win||102–8–3||Jerry Mazza||PTS||10||1934-11-05||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||101–8–3||Andre Sarilla||KO||?||1934-08-17||Griffith Stadium, Washington|
|Win||100–8–3||Buster Brown||PTS||8||1934-07-31||Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn|
|Loss||99–8–3||Petey Hayes||UD||10||1934-07-11||Ebbets Field, Brooklyn|
|Win||99–7–3||Johnny Erickson||PTS||10||1934-07-06||Ocean View A.A., Long Branch|
|Win||98–7–3||Frankie Marchese||PTS||10||1934-06-28||Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||97–7–3||Emil Paluso||TKO||7||1934-05-29||Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield|
|Draw||96–7–3||Tommy Paul||PTS||10||1934-05-22||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles|
|Win||96–7–2||Pete Nebo||PTS||10||1934-05-11||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Draw||95–7–2||Bobby Gray||PTS||10||1934-04-24||Forman's Arena, San Jose|
|Win||95–7–1||Frankie Wallace||PTS||10||1934-04-16||Civic Auditorium, San Francisco|
|Loss||94–7–1||Frankie Klick||TKO||7||1933-12-25||Arena, Philadelphia||Lost NBA super featherweight title|
|Win||94–6–1||Frankie Wallace||PTS||10||1933-12-04||Public Hall, Cleveland||Retained NBA super featherweight title|
|Loss||93–6–1||Tony Canzoneri||KO||2||1933-11-24||Madison Square Garden, New York|
|Win||93–5–1||Joe Ghnouly||MD||10||1933-11-01||Forum, Montreal|
|Win||92–5–1||Nic Bensa||TKO||?||1933-09-29||Salle Wagram, Paris|
|Win||91–5–1||Frans Machtens||PTS||10||1933-08-02||Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona|
|Win||90–5–1||Nic Bensa||PTS||10||1933-07-15||Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid|
|Win||89–5–1||Seaman Tommy Watson||UD||15||1933-05-19||Madison Square Garden, New York||Retained NBA super featherweight title|
Retained NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
|Win||88–5–1||Johnny Farr||UD||10||1933-05-01||Arena, Philadelphia||Retained NBA super featherweight title|
|Win||87–5–1||Fidel LaBarba||MD||15||1932-12-09||Madison Square Garden, New York||Retained NBA super featherweight title|
Retained NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
|Win||86–5–1||Johnny Alba||PTS||6||1932-11-29||Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens|
|Win||85–5–1||Eddie Reilly||PTS||10||1932-11-21||New York Coliseum, Bronx|
|Win||84–5–1||Pete Nebo||PTS||10||1932-11-14||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||83–5–1||Lew Feldman||KO||12||1932-10-13||Madison Square Garden, New York||Retained NBA super featherweight title|
Won vacant NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
|Win||82–5–1||Johnny Farr||PTS||10||1932-10-04||Olympia Stadium, Detroit|
|Win||81–5–1||Frank Fariello||PTS||6||1932-09-15||Municipal Stadium, Freeport|
|Win||80–5–1||Steve Smith||UD||6||1932-09-06||Fenway Park, Boston|
|Win||79–5–1||Frankie Marchese||KO||?||1932-09-01||Municipal Stadium, Freeport|
|Win||78–5–1||Johnny Farr||PTS||10||1932-08-10||Parkway Arena, Cincinnati|
|Win||77–5–1||Eddie Shea||UD||10||1932-08-04||Chicago Stadium, Chicago||Retained NBA super featherweight title|
|Loss||76–5–1||Jack 'Kid' Berg||SD||15||1932-07-18||Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens|
|Win||76–4–1||Johnny Farr||UD||10||1932-06-22||Meyers Bowl, North Braddock|
|Win||75–4–1||Roger Bernard||PTS||10||1932-06-16||Baker Bowl, Philadelphia|
|Win||74–4–1||Mike Sarko||PTS||10||1932-06-06||Bonacker's Stadium, Rensselaer|
|Win||73–4–1||Lew Feldman||UD||15||1932-06-01||Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens|
|Win||72–4–1||Steve Smith||PTS||10||1932-05-26||Belmont Park, Garfield|
|Win||71–4–1||Mike Sarko||PTS||10||1932-05-16||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||70–4–1||Davey Abad||PTS||15||1932-04-10||Arena Polar, Havana||Retained NBA super featherweight title|
|Win||69–4–1||Dominick Petrone||PTS||10||1932-03-06||Old Fronton, Havana|
|Win||68–4–1||Maxie Leiner||KO||?||1931-11-30||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Loss||67–4–1||Tony Canzoneri||SD||15||1931-11-20||Madison Square Garden, New York||For NBA and The Ring lightweight titles |
For world light welterweight title
|Win||67–3–1||Lew Feldman||UD||10||1931-11-02||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||66–3–1||Buck Oliva||KO||?||1931-10-26||Foot Guard Hall, Hartford|
|Win||65–3–1||Al 'Rube' Goldberg||TKO||?||1931-10-21||Hollywood Arena, Jersey City|
|Win||64–3–1||Steve Smith||PTS||10||1931-10-12||Arena, Trenton|
|Win||63–3–1||Joey Scalfaro||TKO||1||1931-10-01||Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens||Retained NBA and The Ring super featherweight titles|
|Win||62–3–1||Benny Bass||TKO||7||1931-07-15||Shibe Park, Philadelphia||Won NBA and The Ring super featherweight titles|
|Win||61–3–1||Harry Sankey||PTS||10||1931-06-29||Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie|
|Win||60–3–1||Maxie Leiner||PTS||10||1931-06-17||Bronx Parkway Arena, White Plains|
|Win||59–3–1||Steve Smith||PTS||?||1931-06-12||White City Stadium, West Haven|
|Win||58–3–1||George Goldberg||TKO||?||1931-05-29||Stauch's Arena, Brooklyn|
|Loss||57–3–1||Battling Battalino||UD||15||1930-12-12||Madison Square Garden, New York||For NYSAC, The Ring, and lineal featherweight titles|
|Loss||57–2–1||Fidel LaBarba||UD||10||1930-11-03||Madison Square Garden, New York|
|Win||57–1–1||Mickey Doyle||KO||?||1930-10-27||Laurel Garden, Newark|
|Win||56–1–1||Benny Nabors||KO||?||1930-10-16||Olympia Boxing Club, New York|
|Loss||55–1–1||Jack 'Kid' Berg||SD||10||1930-08-07||Polo Grounds, New York|
|Win||55–0–1||Luigi Quadrini||PTS||10||1930-07-15||Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens|
|Win||54–0–1||Vic Burrone||KO||?||1930-07-10||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo|
|Win||53–0–1||Dominick Petrone||TKO||?||1930-07-02||Ebbets Field, Brooklyn|
|Win||52–0–1||Johnny Erickson||PTS||10||1930-04-28||Coliseum, Toronto|
|Win||51–0–1||Al Ridgeway||TKO||?||1930-03-21||Madison Square Garden, New York|
|Win||50–0–1||Benny Hall||PTS||10||1930-03-05||Plant Field, Tampa|
|Win||49–0–1||Vic Burrone||PTS||10||1930-02-23||Miramar Garden, Havana|
|Win||48–0–1||Johnny Lawson||KO||?||1929-12-21||Olympia Boxing Club, New York|
|Win||47–0–1||Dominick Petrone||PTS||10||1929-12-18||New York Coliseum, Bronx|
|Win||46–0–1||Herman Silverberg||KO||?||1929-12-10||Uptown Lenox S.C., New York|
|Win||45–0–1||Eddie O'Dowd||KO||?||1929-11-27||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||44–0–1||Jim El Zaird||PTS||10||1929-11-19||Broadway Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||43–0–1||Johnny Erickson||PTS||10||1929-11-09||Olympia Boxing Club, New York|
|Win||42–0–1||Al Singer||SD||12||1929-08-29||Polo Grounds, New York|
|Win||41–0–1||Tommy Lorenzo||TKO||?||1929-08-07||Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola|
|Win||40–0–1||Steve Smith||UD||10||1929-07-30||Mills Stadium, Chicago|
|Win||39–0–1||Milton Cohen||PTS||10||1929-07-19||Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens|
|Win||38–0–1||Ignacio Fernandez||PTS||10||1929-07-10||Ebbets Field, Brooklyn|
|Win||37–0–1||Jackie Johnston||KO||?||1929-06-24||Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto|
|Win||36–0–1||Terry Roth||TKO||?||1929-06-18||Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens|
|Win||35–0–1||Gregorio Vidal||SD||10||1929-06-05||Shibe Park, Philadelphia|
|Win||34–0–1||Fidel LaBarba||MD||?||1929-05-22||New York Coliseum, Bronx|
|Win||33–0–1||Steve Smith||UD||10||1929-05-07||Kingston Armory, Kingston|
|Win||32–0–1||Tommy Ryan||KO||?||1929-04-29||Broadway Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||31–0–1||Vic Burrone||UD||10||1929-04-22||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||30–0–1||Bushy Graham||DQ||7||1929-04-12||New York Coliseum, Bronx|
|Win||29–0–1||Johnny Vacca||TKO||?||1929-03-22||Boston Garden, Boston|
|Win||28–0–1||Al Rackow||KO||?||1929-03-18||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo|
|Win||27–0–1||Phil O'Dowd||KO||?||1929-03-09||Olympia Boxing Club, New York|
|Win||26–0–1||Chick Suggs||UD||10||1929-02-24||Nuevo Fronton, Havana||Won vacant Colored featherweight title|
|Win||25–0–1||Pancho Dencio||TKO||?||1928-12-22||Olympia Boxing Club, New York|
|Win||24–0–1||Emil Paluso||TKO||?||1928-12-17||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||23–0–1||Johnny Helstein||PTS||10||1928-12-10||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo|
|Draw||22–0–1||Joey Scalfaro||PTS||10||1928-11-30||Madison Square Garden, New York|
|Win||22–0||Pinky May||TKO||6||1928-11-24||Olympia Boxing Club, New York|
|Win||21–0||Jackie Schweitzer||KO||?||1928-11-19||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||20–0||Pinky Silverberg||PTS||8||1928-11-08||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||19–0||Frisco Grande||TKO||?||1928-11-03||Olympia Boxing Club, New York|
|Win||18–0||Joey Ross||KO||?||1928-10-29||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||17–0||Eddie O'Dowd||PTS||10||1928-10-10||Manhattan Casino, New York|
|Win||16–0||Johnny Erickson||PTS||10||1928-10-01||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||15–0||Sammy Tisch||PTS||10||1928-09-17||St. Nicholas Arena, New York|
|Win||14–0||Mike Castle||TKO||3||1928-08-31||Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn|
|Win||13–0||Nick Mercer||KO||?||1928-08-25||Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn|
|Win||12–0||Johnny Green||KO||?||1928-08-15||Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola|
|Win||11–0||Nick DeSalvo||PTS||8||1928-07-25||Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola|
|Win||10–0||Eddie Enos||TKO||?||1928-07-11||Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola|
|Win||9–0||Pablo Blanco||KO||?||1928-06-16||Arena Colon, Havana|
|Win||8–0||Jose 'Joe' Castillo||PTS||6||1928-06-04||Havana|
|Win||7–0||Kid Saguita||TKO||?||1928-05-14||Gran Stadium, Camaguey|
|Win||6–0||Clemente 'Remache' Morales||TKO||?||1928-04-07||Arena Colon, Havana|
|Win||5–0||Angel Diaz||KO||?||1928-03-10||Arena Colon, Havana|
|Win||4–0||Kid Sotolongo||KO||?||1928-03-03||Arena Colon, Havana|
|Win||3–0||Johnny Cruz||KO||?||1928-03-03||Arena Colon, Havana|
|Win||2–0||Jose 'Joe' Castillo||PTS||6||1927-12-17||Miramar Garden, Havana|
|Win||1–0||Johnny Cruz||UD||6||1927-10-22||Nuevo Fronton, Havana||Professional Debut|
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Joel Casamayor Johnson is a Cuban American former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2011. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBA super featherweight title from 2000 to 2002; and the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal lightweight titles between 2006 and 2008. As an amateur, Casamayor won a gold medal in the bantamweight division at the 1992 Olympics, after which he defected to the United States on the eve of the 1996 Olympics.
Al "The Bronx Beauty" Singer was an American boxer who won the world lightweight championship in 1930.
Benjamin "Benny" Baruch J. Bass, known as "Little Fish," was an American boxer. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, with his family emigrating to the United States in 1906; choosing to settle in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bass was world featherweight champion and world junior lightweight champion during his career. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Bass as the #17 ranked lightweight of all time. He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002. Strongly built with muscular shoulders, Bass's signature punch was a powerful left hook to the midsection, and he enjoyed fighting on the inside, a frequent requirement from his relative lack of reach.
John J. Jadick, better known as Johnny Jadick was an American light welterweight boxer and the NBA light welterweight world champion in 1932. In September of 1932, the NBA decided not to recognize junior divisions. Jadick continued to reign as the world light welterweight champion until February of 1933 when he was defeated by Battling Shaw for the championship which had been continually recognized by the Louisiana State boxing commission. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though not an exceptionally strong puncher, he had great speed, and an effective left jab. He was managed by Tommy White, and trained by Joe Ferguson.
Tommy Paul was a world featherweight boxing champion from Buffalo, NY. He won the world featherweight championship in May 1932, defeating Johnny Pena in a boxing tournament in Detroit. He was inducted into the first class of Buffalo’s Ring No. 44 Boxing Hall of Fame and in 2003 to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. He retired from the ring in 1935.
Leo Rodak was an American featherweight boxer from Chicago. He took the Maryland version of the World Featherweight Title from Jackie Wilson on June 17, 1938 in a fifteen-round unanimous decision at Carlin Park in Baltimore, Maryland.
André Routis was a French professional boxer. He fought 86 times between 1919 and 1929; winning 54, losing 25 and drawing 7. After a victory over Tony Canzoneri he held the World Featherweight title from 1928 to 1929. Earlier in his career Routis competed as a bantamweight, where he won the French title and fought three times for the EBU title. Before turning professional Routis won the French amateur bantamweight championship in 1918.
Frankie Klick was an American boxer who became a World Jr. Lightweight boxing champion when he defeated "Kid Chocolate", on December 25, 1933 at the arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a seventh-round technical knockout. In his career he fought the exceptional champions Henry Armstrong once, Barney Ross twice and Tony Canzoneri four times. His managers were Joe Doran and Ray Carlin.
Maurice Holtzer, was a French boxer, who in the 1930s won the French, European, and International Boxing Union (IBU) World featherweight championships. Holtzer clearly defeated the reigning NBA World featherweight champion, American Freddie Miller, on a points decision in 1935, but the bout was not for the title.
| World junior lightweight champion|
July 15, 1931 – December 25, 1933