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Benny Goldberg boxer

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

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 Titles Result
April 12, 1946 Pedro Ramirez WDLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 26, 1945 Eli Golindo WWLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1945 Pedro Ramirez WLWWDL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Majority decision
May 18, 1945 Luis Castillo WLLLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood Duration Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 21, 1945 Lorenzo Safora LWWLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 9, 1945 Pancho Arizmendi L Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1944 Luis Castillo WWWLWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 1, 1944 Billy Miller WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1943 Manuel Ortiz WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 4, 1943 Leonardo Lopez WLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
April 30, 1943 Tony Olivera LLWWLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Majority decision
April 5, 1943 Jose Domingo Rozo LLDWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
March 19, 1943 Mario Chico Morales WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
March 9, 1943 Rufus Rogers WLLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1942 Lou Transparenti DLWLLW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 1942 Jose Domingo Rozo LLLLLL Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
July 21, 1942 Joey Archibald LDDLLL Scott Stadium, Toledo WIN
Points
May 20, 1942 Mario Chico Morales LWLLLD Ice House, Toledo WIN
KO
April 27, 1942 Abe Denner WLLLWW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
Points
April 13, 1942 Chick Sanchez WLWDLW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
March 23, 1942 Jimmy Gilligan LLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Toledo WIN
Points
June 2, 1941 Johnny Marcelline DWWLLL Seymour Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Points
May 27, 1941 Carlos Cuebas LWLWLD Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
May 2, 1941 Danny Carabella WLWWWD New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
KO
March 21, 1941 Jimmy Gilligan WWWWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
July 25, 1940 Charley Parham WLWLWL Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
Points
June 18, 1940 Charley Parham WWLWLW Arena Gardens, Detroit USA Michigan State Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1940 KO Morgan WWLWWW Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit
NC
Oct. 26, 1939 Jimmy Webster LWWWLW Naval Armory, Detroit WIN
Points
Sept. 7, 1939 Jimmy Urso WLLLLL Naval Armory, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 10, 1939 Pepito Santini W Detroit WIN
Points
July 11, 1939 Herbie Gilmore WDDWWW Arena Gardens Bowl, Detroit WIN
Points
May 2, 1939 George Annarino WDWWWW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
March 14, 1939 Gib Black LLWWLW Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1938 Russ McCarthy Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1938 Joe Nadeau LLLWDL Arena Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1938 Manuel Ortiz WWWWWL Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
July 19, 1938 Tony Olivera WWWDWW Ratcliffe Stadium, Fresno DRAW
Points
July 1, 1938 Tony Navarro LDWLWL Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
March 25, 1938 General Padilla WLLWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
March 8, 1938 Dominic Pasquale LLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1938 Manuel Ortiz Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Feb. 15, 1938 Young Speedy WWLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1937 Joe Nadeau DWWWLL Fairview Gardens, Detroit WIN
KO