Benny Goldberg boxer

Benny Goldberg boxer
bouts
44
won
39
lost
2
draw
2
Status
inactive
Division
bantamweight
Debut
1937-11-29
Height
5′ 5″/165cm
Reach
-
Age
81
Born
1919-12-21
Death
2001-09-10
Nationality
USA

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on December 25, 1918, Goldberg's parents brought him to America when he was two years old, and the family settled in Detroit. Benny studied the technique of the triple world champion Benny Ross, who excelled as a light and welterweight from 1933-8, when Benny was in his teens. Goldberg's careful attention to the champion's style paid off over time.His use of a left-handed or Soutpaw stance was a challenge to many of his competitors. As an amateur, he won the Detroit Golden Gloves Bantamweight Championship in 1935 and in 1936, and took the AAU Bantamweight Championship of Michigan from Olympic Gold Medalist and future Bantamweight World Champion Jackie Wilson.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1946-04-12 Pedro Ramirez WDLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-10-26 Eli Golindo WWLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-08-17 Pedro Ramirez WLWWDL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Majority decision
1945-05-18 Luis Castillo WLLLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-04-21 Lorenzo Safora LWWLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-02-09 Pancho Arizmendi L Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
1944-06-02 Luis Castillo WWWLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-01-01 Billy Miller WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOST
Unanimous decision
1943-11-23 Manuel Ortiz WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1943-06-04 Leonardo Lopez WLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
1943-04-30 Tony Olivera LLWWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Majority decision
1943-04-05 Jose Domingo Rozo LLDWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1943-03-19 Mario Chico Morales WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1943-03-09 Rufus Rogers WLLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
1942-12-14 Lou Transparenti DLWLLW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
1942-11-30 Jose Domingo Rozo LLLLLL Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1942-07-21 Joey Archibald LDDLLL Scott Stadium, Toledo WIN
Points
1942-05-20 Mario Chico Morales LWLLLD Ice House, Toledo WIN
KO
1942-04-27 Abe Denner WLLLWW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
Points
1942-04-13 Chick Sanchez WLWDLW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
1942-03-23 Jimmy Gilligan LLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Toledo WIN
Points
1941-06-02 Johnny Marcelline DWWLLL Seymour Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1941-05-27 Carlos Cuebas LWLWLD Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
1941-05-02 Danny Carabella WLWWWD New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
KO
1941-03-21 Jimmy Gilligan WWWWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
1940-07-25 Charley Parham WLWLWL Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
Points
1940-06-18 Charley Parham WWLWLW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
1940-02-15 KO Morgan WWLWWW Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit
1939-10-26 Jimmy Webster LWWWLW Naval Armory, Detroit WIN
Points
1939-09-07 Jimmy Urso WLLLLL Naval Armory, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
1939-08-10 Pepito Santini W Detroit WIN
Points
1939-07-11 Herbie Gilmore WDDWWW Arena Gardens Bowl, Detroit WIN
Points
1939-05-02 George Annarino WDWWWW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
1939-03-14 Gib Black LLWWLW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
1938-12-06 Russ McCarthy Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
1938-11-29 Joe Nadeau LLLWDL Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
1938-08-05 Manuel Ortiz WWWWWL Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1938-07-19 Tony Olivera WWWDWW Ratcliffe Stadium, Fresno DRAW
Points
1938-07-01 Tony Navarro LDWLWL Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1938-03-25 General Padilla WLLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1938-03-08 Dominic Pasquale LLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1938-02-25 Manuel Ortiz Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1938-02-15 Young Speedy WWLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1937-11-29 Joe Nadeau DWWWLL Fairview Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO