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Al Singer boxer

Al Singer image
Status inactive
Age 54
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Debut 1927-07-02
Born 1906-09-06
Death 1961-04-20
Nationality USA
Residence Bronx, New York, USA
bouts
73
won
62
lost
9
draw
2
bouts
73
won
62
lost
9
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 54
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Debut 1927-07-02
Born 1906-09-06
Death 1961-04-20
Nationality USA
Residence Bronx, New York, USA

Singer was born in a tenement on Broome Street, part of the Jewish section in New York's Lower East Side on September 6, 1909. He was one of four sons and a daughter born to an ambitious ladies' garment entrepreneur who would keep his large family in America's middle class. Singer, an all round athlete who loved basketball, was discovered by boxing trainers Harry Drucker and Hymie Caplan after his tenth amateur bout which included a great showing in his first outing against the New York State Bantamweight champion, Jimmy Cruze. As an amateur boxer, he won the Metropolitan AAU featherweight title. Singer had unsurpassed grace and a studied style in the ring, and he could punch with authority, but unlike the great lightweight Benny Leonard, to whom he was often compared, he could not take a strong punch and was considered to have a "glass jaw". His quick rise to fame, and equally quick demise could be explained by these competing characteristics.Debuting as a professional in Brooklyn with a knockout of Jim Reilly on July 2, 1927, Singer went undefeated in his first two years as a professional. His affectionate New York fans dubbed him "The Bronx Beauty" for both his looks and exceptional grace in the ring. Though Singer was young and had stayed far distant from crime, his exceptional winning record caught the eye of the New York mob, who hoped to bring him to a championship as quickly as possible. Most reference books on Singer noted that in 1928, two men came to his training camp and asked to meet with his manager Harry Drucker. Accepting a ride with the men, Drucker was never heard from again, and Singer came under the influence of the mob, who many believed fixed a few of his early fights. He performed exceptionally well against Lou Moscowitz at Madison Square Garden and Pete Zivic at St. Nicholas in late 1928, knocking them out in five and six rounds respectively. In his first real feature match on September 14, 1928, Singer and the exceptionally skilled Tony Canzoneri, former holder of the featherweight world title, battled to a 10-round draw, satisfying an impressed audience and spotlighting Singer as a potential feather or lightweight contender. In his career, Singer won 61 of 72 pro fights (25 by KO), drawing twice, and losing nine.

Singer was born in a tenement on Broome Street, part of the Jewish section in New York's Lower East Side on September 6, 1909. He was one of four sons and a daughter born to an ambitious ladies' garment entrepreneur who would keep his large family in America's middle class. Singer, an all round athlete who loved basketball, was discovered by boxing trainers Harry Drucker and Hymie Caplan after his tenth amateur bout which included a great showing in his first outing against the New York State Bantamweight champion, Jimmy Cruze. As an amateur boxer, he won the Metropolitan AAU featherweight title. Singer had unsurpassed grace and a studied style in the ring, and he could punch with authority, but unlike the great lightweight Benny Leonard, to whom he was often compared, he could not take a strong punch and was considered to have a "glass jaw". His quick rise to fame, and equally quick demise could be explained by these competing characteristics.Debuting as a professional in Brooklyn with a knockout of Jim Reilly on July 2, 1927, Singer went undefeated in his first two years as a professional. His affectionate New York fans dubbed him "The Bronx Beauty" for both his looks and exceptional grace in the ring. Though Singer was young and had stayed far distant from crime, his exceptional winning record caught the eye of the New York mob, who hoped to bring him to a championship as quickly as possible. Most reference books on Singer noted that in 1928, two men came to his training camp and asked to meet with his manager Harry Drucker. Accepting a ride with the men, Drucker was never heard from again, and Singer came under the influence of the mob, who many believed fixed a few of his early fights. He performed exceptionally well against Lou Moscowitz at Madison Square Garden and Pete Zivic at St. Nicholas in late 1928, knocking them out in five and six rounds respectively. In his first real feature match on September 14, 1928, Singer and the exceptionally skilled Tony Canzoneri, former holder of the featherweight world title, battled to a 10-round draw, satisfying an impressed audience and spotlighting Singer as a potential feather or lightweight contender. In his career, Singer won 61 of 72 pro fights (25 by KO), drawing twice, and losing nine.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 11, 1935 Johnny Toomey WDLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1935 Al Dunbar LWLWLW Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 21, 1935 Frankie Warno LLLLDL Arena, Trenton WIN
Points
Oct. 14, 1935 Bucky Keyes WLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1931 Battling Battalino WWLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1931 Tommy Crowley WWLLLL Columbus Hall, Yonkers WIN
Points
Nov. 16, 1931 Johnny Gaito WLWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
Aug. 28, 1931 Eddie Martin LLWLWD Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
July 10, 1931 Eddie Shapiro LDDWDD Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach WIN
Points
June 18, 1931 Lew Massey WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 14, 1930 Tony Canzoneri WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Oct. 14, 1930 Eddie Mack WWWWDL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 11, 1930 Jimmy McLarnin WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
KO
July 17, 1930 Sammy Mandell DWLWDW Yankee Stadium, Bronx World Lightweight

WIN
KO
May 23, 1930 Ignacio Fernandez WWWLLL Madison Square Garden, New York World Lightweight

WIN
Points
March 17, 1930 Eddie Wagner LDLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1930 Stanislaus Loayza WDLDWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 13, 1930 Georgie Day LLLWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1929 Pete Nebo WWDDWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1929 Al 'Rube' Goldberg LDLWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1929 Johnny Sheppard LLLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 21, 1929 Davey Abad LWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1929 Young Zazzarino WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1929 Kid Chocolate WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 13, 1929 Gaston Charles LLWLLL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
July 24, 1929 Andre Routis WLLWLL Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
July 8, 1929 Carl Duane DLLLLW Starlight Park, Bronx WIN
Points
June 26, 1929 Dominick Petrone LLDWLL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
June 17, 1929 Augie Pisano WDLLLL Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Unanimous decision
June 6, 1929 Leo (Kid) Roy WLWWLL New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
May 17, 1929 Ignacio Fernandez DDDLWD Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
April 19, 1929 Patsy Ruffalo WDDLWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
March 15, 1929 Bud Taylor WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1929 Bud Taylor WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
DQ
Jan. 21, 1929 Sammy Novia WWWDLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
Jan. 14, 1929 Joe Ryder LWLLDW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1928 Tony Canzoneri WLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Majority decision
Dec. 3, 1928 Pete Zivic DDDLLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1928 Lou Moscowitz LLDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1928 Johnny Lawson WDLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 22, 1928 Al Tripoli DLWDWD St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 5, 1928 Johnny Lawson WWDLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
DQ
Sept. 22, 1928 Chick Suggs DLWLWL Olympia Boxing Club, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 10, 1928 Vic Burrone WWWLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
Aug. 21, 1928 Smiling Springer LLLDLW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 13, 1928 Tony Pellegrino LWWWWW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Points
Aug. 3, 1928 Pancho Dencio WLLLLL Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 1928 Petey Mack WLLDLL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens DRAW
Points
July 3, 1928 Pete Herman WD Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
June 21, 1928 Tommy Gervel LLLLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 11, 1928 Petey Mack DWLLD St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
May 28, 1928 Georgie Mack LWLWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
May 14, 1928 George Nickfor DLLWWD St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
April 18, 1928 Lew Hurley DDLLLL Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
Points
April 11, 1928 Sonny Parson DLWWWL Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
KO
April 7, 1928 Joe Barbara WWLLWL Olympia Boxing Club, New York WIN
Points
March 17, 1928 George Goldberg LWWWLD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
March 3, 1928 Joey Katkish LDLDWL Olympia Boxing Club, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 4, 1928 Sammy Chernoff LWDLDD Olympia Boxing Club, New York LOSS
Points
Jan. 14, 1928 Herman Wallace LWLWWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Dec. 31, 1927 Harry Traub LWLLLW Olympia Boxing Club, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1927 George Goldberg LWLLWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Nov. 12, 1927 George Goldberg LWLLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Nov. 9, 1927 Tommy Brady WLLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1927 Murray Fuchs LDLLLL Olympia Boxing Club, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 22, 1927 Guy Mastrion LWDWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Oct. 4, 1927 Sammy Chernoff WLWD St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 29, 1927 Tommy Rivetti WWWWWL Columbus Hall, Yonkers WIN
Points
Sept. 17, 1927 Jim Reilly L Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Aug. 27, 1927 Murray Fuchs LLDLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Aug. 6, 1927 Joe Barbara WDLWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
July 30, 1927 Joe Salamone LWLLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 2, 1927 Jim Reilly Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO