Kid Chocolate

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Kid Chocolate
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Real nameEligio Sardiñas Montalvo
Nickname(s)The Cuban Bon Bon
Weight(s) Super Featherweight
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Reach165 cm (65 in)
Nationality Cuban
BornJanuary 6, 1910
Cerro, Havana, Cuba
DiedAugust 8, 1988(1988-08-08) (aged 78)
Cuba
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights152
Wins136
Wins by KO51
Losses10
Draws6

For the boxer of the same nickname see Peter Quillin.

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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.

Biography

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.

Taking the World Jr. Lightweight Championship

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. [1] 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,

Losing the World Jr. Lightweight Title to Frankie Klick

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. [2] 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. [3] After that fight, it was revealed that he was suffering from syphilis.

Later years and legacy

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. [4]

Professional boxing record

136 Wins (51 knockouts,85 decisions), 10 Losses (2 knockout, 8 decisions), 6 Draws, 0 No Contests [5]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., timeDateLocationNotes
Draw136–10–6 Flag of the United States (1959-1960).svg Nicky JeromePTS101938-12-18 Flag of Cuba.svg Palacio de Deportes, Havana
Win136–10–5 Flag of Spain (1931-1939).svg Fillo EchevarriaPTS101938-03-20 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Polar, Havana
Win135–10–5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny MirabellaKO?1937-12-23 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Cristal, Havana
Win134–10–5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Young ChappiePTS101937-11-06 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Cristal, Havana
Win133–10–5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Phil BakerPTS101937-09-05 Flag of Cuba.svg Estadio Tropical, Havana
Win132–10–5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny DeFoeUD101937-08-19 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New York
Win131–10–5 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jimmy TramberiaKO?1937-08-16 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Hempstead Bowl, Hempstead
Win130–10–5 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Joe MarcientePTS101937-08-13 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn
Win129–10–5 Flag of France.svg Charley GomerPTS101937-08-02 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Carlin's Park, Baltimore
Draw128–10–5 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Orville DrouillardPTS81937-07-27 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Braddock Bowl, Jersey City
Win128–10–4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Young ChappiePTS81937-07-20 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn
Win127–10–4 Flag of France.svg Charley GomerPTS81937-07-07 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Dyckman Oval, Manhattan
Win126–10–4 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Joe MarcientePTS81937-07-02 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach
Win125–10–4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al GilletteTKO101937-06-18 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ocean View A.A., Long Branch
Win124–10–4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Young ChappiePTS81937-06-15 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Canarsie Stadium, Brooklyn
Win123–10–4 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al ReidPTS101937-06-02 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Hippodrome, New York
Win122–10–4 Flag of the United States.svg Henry HookPTS101937-05-25 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Broadway Arena, Brooklyn
Win121–10–4 Flag of Belize.svg Frankie AnselmPTS101937-04-09 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
Win120–10–4 Flag of the United States.svg Allie TedescoPTS81937-03-27 Flag of the United States.svg Rockland Palace, New York
Win119–10–4 Flag of the United States.svg Joe WoodsKO?1937-03-18 Flag of the United States.svg Star Casino, New York
Draw118–10–4 Flag of the United States.svg Bernie FriedkinPTS81937-03-09 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Arena, Brooklyn
Win118–10–3 Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy LancasterPTS6 1937-02-27 Flag of the United States.svg Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn
Win117–10–3 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny MirabellaPTS81937-01-28 Flag of the United States.svg Star Casino, New York
Win116–10–3 Flag of the United States.svg Tony PaganoTKO?1937-01-19 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Arena, Brooklyn
Win115–10–3 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny EricksonTKO?1937-01-13 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, New Haven
Win114–10–3 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Joe LaFauciPTS81937-01-07 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Star Casino, New York
Win113–10–3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al GillettePTS81936-12-26 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Rockland Palace, New York
Win112–10–3 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny EricksonPTS81936-12-19 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Rockland Palace, New York
Loss111–10–3 Flag of the United States.svg Phil BakerUD101936-12-07 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win111–9–3 Flag of Portugal.svg Jose SantosPTS101936-09-19 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Cristal, Havana
Win110–9–3 Flag of the United States.svg Joey BrownPTS101936-07-18 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Cristal, Havana
Win109–9–3 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny EricksonPTS101936-06-20 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Cristal, Havana
Win108–9–3 Flag of the United States.svg Lew FeldmanPTS101936-05-30 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Cristal, Havana
Win107–9–3 Flag of the United States.svg Andy MartinPTS101936-02-01 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Cristal, Havana
Win106–9–3 Flag of Mexico.svg Pelon GuerraKO?1935-11-30 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Polar, Havana
Win105–9–3 Flag of Cuba.svg Kid JacksonKO?1935-09-03 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana
Win104–9–3 Flag of Cuba.svg Pete NeboPTS101935-07-04 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana
Loss103–9–3 Flag of Venezuela.svg Simon ChavezPTS101935-03-17 Flag of Venezuela.svg Caracas
Win103–8–3 Flag of the United States.svg Cliff BoykinKO?1935-01-19 Flag of Venezuela.svg Plaza de Toros, Maracay
Win102–8–3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jerry MazzaPTS101934-11-05 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win101–8–3 Flag of Chile.svg Andre SarillaKO?1934-08-17 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Griffith Stadium, Washington
Win100–8–3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Buster BrownPTS81934-07-31 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn
Loss99–8–3 Flag of the United States.svg Petey HayesUD101934-07-11 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
Win99–7–3 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny EricksonPTS101934-07-06 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ocean View A.A., Long Branch
Win98–7–3 Flag of the United States.svg Frankie MarchesePTS101934-06-28 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn
Win97–7–3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Emil PalusoTKO71934-05-29 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield
Draw96–7–3 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tommy Paul PTS101934-05-22 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
Win96–7–2 Flag of Cuba.svg Pete NeboPTS101934-05-11 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Draw95–7–2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bobby GrayPTS101934-04-24 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Forman's Arena, San Jose
Win95–7–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Frankie WallacePTS101934-04-16 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Loss94–7–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Frankie Klick TKO71933-12-25 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Arena, PhiladelphiaLost NBA super featherweight title
Win94–6–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Frankie WallacePTS101933-12-04 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Public Hall, ClevelandRetained NBA super featherweight title
Loss93–6–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tony Canzoneri KO21933-11-24 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New York
Win93–5–1 Flag of the United States.svg Joe GhnoulyMD101933-11-01 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Forum, Montreal
Win92–5–1 Flag of France.svg Nic BensaTKO?1933-09-29 Flag of France.svg Salle Wagram, Paris
Win91–5–1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Frans MachtensPTS101933-08-02 Flag of Spain (1931-1939).svg Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona
Win90–5–1 Flag of France.svg Nic BensaPTS101933-07-15 Flag of Spain (1931-1939).svg Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid
Win89–5–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Seaman Tommy Watson UD151933-05-19 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New YorkRetained NBA super featherweight title
Retained NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
Win88–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny FarrUD101933-05-01 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Arena, PhiladelphiaRetained NBA super featherweight title
Win87–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fidel LaBarba MD151932-12-09 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New YorkRetained NBA super featherweight title
Retained NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
Win86–5–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Johnny AlbaPTS61932-11-29 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens
Win85–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Eddie ReillyPTS101932-11-21 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg New York Coliseum, Bronx
Win84–5–1 Flag of Cuba.svg Pete NeboPTS101932-11-14 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win83–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Lew FeldmanKO121932-10-13 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New YorkRetained NBA super featherweight title
Won vacant NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles
Win82–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny FarrPTS101932-10-04 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Stadium, Detroit
Win81–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Frank FarielloPTS61932-09-15 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Municipal Stadium, Freeport
Win80–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Steve SmithUD6 1932-09-06 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fenway Park, Boston
Win79–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Frankie MarcheseKO?1932-09-01 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Municipal Stadium, Freeport
Win78–5–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny FarrPTS101932-08-10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Parkway Arena, Cincinnati
Win77–5–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Eddie SheaUD101932-08-04 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chicago Stadium, ChicagoRetained NBA super featherweight title
Loss76–5–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack 'Kid' Berg SD151932-07-18 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens
Win76–4–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny FarrUD101932-06-22 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Meyers Bowl, North Braddock
Win75–4–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Roger BernardPTS101932-06-16 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
Win74–4–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Mike SarkoPTS101932-06-06 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bonacker's Stadium, Rensselaer
Win73–4–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Lew FeldmanUD151932-06-01 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens
Win72–4–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Steve SmithPTS101932-05-26 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Belmont Park, Garfield
Win71–4–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Mike SarkoPTS101932-05-16 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win70–4–1 Flag of Panama.svg Davey AbadPTS151932-04-10 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Polar, HavanaRetained NBA super featherweight title
Win69–4–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Dominick PetronePTS101932-03-06 Flag of Cuba.svg Old Fronton, Havana
Win68–4–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Maxie LeinerKO?1931-11-30 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Loss67–4–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tony Canzoneri SD151931-11-20 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New YorkFor NBA and The Ring lightweight titles
For world light welterweight title
Win67–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Lew FeldmanUD101931-11-02 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win66–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Buck OlivaKO?1931-10-26 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Foot Guard Hall, Hartford
Win65–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al 'Rube' GoldbergTKO?1931-10-21 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Hollywood Arena, Jersey City
Win64–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Steve SmithPTS101931-10-12 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Arena, Trenton
Win63–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Joey ScalfaroTKO11931-10-01 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, QueensRetained NBA and The Ring super featherweight titles
Win62–3–1 Flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg Benny Bass TKO71931-07-15 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Shibe Park, PhiladelphiaWon NBA and The Ring super featherweight titles
Win61–3–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry SankeyPTS101931-06-29 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie
Win60–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Maxie LeinerPTS101931-06-17 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bronx Parkway Arena, White Plains
Win59–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Steve SmithPTS?1931-06-12 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg White City Stadium, West Haven
Win58–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George GoldbergTKO?1931-05-29 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Stauch's Arena, Brooklyn
Loss57–3–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Battling Battalino UD151930-12-12 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New YorkFor NYSAC, The Ring, and lineal featherweight titles
Loss57–2–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fidel LaBarba UD101930-11-03 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New York
Win57–1–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mickey DoyleKO?1930-10-27 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Laurel Garden, Newark
Win56–1–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Benny NaborsKO?1930-10-16 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Boxing Club, New York
Loss55–1–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack 'Kid' Berg SD101930-08-07 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Polo Grounds, New York
Win55–0–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Luigi QuadriniPTS101930-07-15 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens
Win54–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Vic BurroneKO?1930-07-10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo
Win53–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Dominick PetroneTKO?1930-07-02 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
Win52–0–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny EricksonPTS101930-04-28 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Coliseum, Toronto
Win51–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al RidgewayTKO?1930-03-21 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New York
Win50–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Benny HallPTS101930-03-05 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Plant Field, Tampa
Win49–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Vic BurronePTS101930-02-23 Flag of Cuba.svg Miramar Garden, Havana
Win48–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny LawsonKO?1929-12-21 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Boxing Club, New York
Win47–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Dominick PetronePTS101929-12-18 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg New York Coliseum, Bronx
Win46–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Herman SilverbergKO?1929-12-10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Uptown Lenox S.C., New York
Win45–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Eddie O'DowdKO?1929-11-27 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win44–0–1 Flag of Spain.svg Jim El ZairdPTS101929-11-19 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Broadway Arena, Brooklyn
Win43–0–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny EricksonPTS101929-11-09 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Boxing Club, New York
Win42–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al Singer SD121929-08-29 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Polo Grounds, New York
Win41–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tommy LorenzoTKO?1929-08-07 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola
Win40–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Steve SmithUD101929-07-30 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mills Stadium, Chicago
Win39–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Milton CohenPTS101929-07-19 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens
Win38–0–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Ignacio FernandezPTS101929-07-10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
Win37–0–1 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Jackie JohnstonKO?1929-06-24 Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto
Win36–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Terry RothTKO?1929-06-18 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens
Win35–0–1 Flag of Spain.svg Gregorio VidalSD101929-06-05 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Shibe Park, Philadelphia
Win34–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fidel LaBarba MD?1929-05-22 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg New York Coliseum, Bronx
Win33–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Steve SmithUD101929-05-07 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Kingston Armory, Kingston
Win32–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tommy RyanKO?1929-04-29 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Broadway Arena, Brooklyn
Win31–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Vic BurroneUD101929-04-22 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win30–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bushy Graham DQ71929-04-12 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg New York Coliseum, Bronx
Win29–0–1 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny VaccaTKO?1929-03-22 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Boston Garden, Boston
Win28–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Al RackowKO?1929-03-18 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo
Win27–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Phil O'DowdKO?1929-03-09 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Boxing Club, New York
Win26–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chick SuggsUD101929-02-24 Flag of Cuba.svg Nuevo Fronton, HavanaWon vacant Colored featherweight title
Win25–0–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Pancho DencioTKO?1928-12-22 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Boxing Club, New York
Win24–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Emil PalusoTKO?1928-12-17 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win23–0–1 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny HelsteinPTS101928-12-10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo
Draw22–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Joey ScalfaroPTS101928-11-30 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Madison Square Garden, New York
Win22–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Pinky MayTKO61928-11-24 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Boxing Club, New York
Win21–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jackie SchweitzerKO?1928-11-19 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win20–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Pinky Silverberg PTS81928-11-08 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win19–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg Frisco GrandeTKO?1928-11-03 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Olympia Boxing Club, New York
Win18–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Joey RossKO?1928-10-29 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win17–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Eddie O'DowdPTS101928-10-10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Manhattan Casino, New York
Win16–0 Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Johnny EricksonPTS101928-10-01 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win15–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sammy TischPTS101928-09-17 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York
Win14–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mike CastleTKO31928-08-31 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn
Win13–0 Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Nick MercerKO?1928-08-25 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn
Win12–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny GreenKO?1928-08-15 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola
Win11–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Nick DeSalvoPTS81928-07-25 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola
Win10–0 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Eddie EnosTKO?1928-07-11 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Mitchel Field Arena, Mineola
Win9–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Pablo BlancoKO?1928-06-16 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Colon, Havana
Win8–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Jose 'Joe' CastilloPTS61928-06-04 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana
Win7–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Kid SaguitaTKO?1928-05-14 Flag of Cuba.svg Gran Stadium, Camaguey
Win6–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Clemente 'Remache' MoralesTKO?1928-04-07 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Colon, Havana
Win5–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Angel DiazKO?1928-03-10 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Colon, Havana
Win4–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Kid SotolongoKO?1928-03-03 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Colon, Havana
Win3–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Johnny CruzKO?1928-03-03 Flag of Cuba.svg Arena Colon, Havana
Win2–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Jose 'Joe' CastilloPTS61927-12-17 Flag of Cuba.svg Miramar Garden, Havana
Win1–0 Flag of Cuba.svg Johnny CruzUD61927-10-22 Flag of Cuba.svg Nuevo Fronton, HavanaProfessional Debut

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Achievements
Preceded by
Benny Bass
World junior lightweight champion
July 15, 1931 – December 25, 1933
Succeeded by
Frankie Klick