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Corporal Izzy Schwartz boxer

Corporal Izzy Schwartz image
Status inactive
Age 87
Division flyweight
Height 5′ 1″/155cm
Reach 62″/157cm
Debut 1921-04-20
Born 1900-10-23
Death 1988-07-08
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA
bouts
108
won
64
lost
32
draw
12
bouts
108
won
64
lost
32
draw
12
Status inactive
Age 87
Division flyweight
Height 5′ 1″/155cm
Reach 62″/157cm
Debut 1921-04-20
Born 1900-10-23
Death 1988-07-08
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA

Schwartz was born in New York's East Village on October 23, 1902, not far from the neighborhood of Jewish Lightweight Champion Benny Leonard. Both his parents died when he was two years old, and he was forced to spend the remainder of his youth in a Jewish orphanage.Fleeing the oppressiveness of a job he took as a factory clerk after high school, Izzy enlisted in the army in World War I. Being underweight, he barely passed the physical required for army enlistment. After an officer observed him holding his own in a brawl at his base at Laredo, Texas, he was given the opportunity to represent his company in boxing competitions. According to one source which may be embellished, the army brawl that launched his career took place when Izzy was barely eighteen around 1919, and was precipitated when Schwartz, refusing to loan money to a fellow soldier, received an ethnic slur. Izzy took advantage of the opportunity to box competitively, traveling frequently between army bases to take on flyweight competitors, until he was eventually crowned the Army's Flyweight Champion. Schwartz's first official bout in the Army was a torrid match with Kid Pancho, whom he fought to a fifteen round draw despite being outweighed by eight pounds.

Schwartz was born in New York's East Village on October 23, 1902, not far from the neighborhood of Jewish Lightweight Champion Benny Leonard. Both his parents died when he was two years old, and he was forced to spend the remainder of his youth in a Jewish orphanage.Fleeing the oppressiveness of a job he took as a factory clerk after high school, Izzy enlisted in the army in World War I. Being underweight, he barely passed the physical required for army enlistment. After an officer observed him holding his own in a brawl at his base at Laredo, Texas, he was given the opportunity to represent his company in boxing competitions. According to one source which may be embellished, the army brawl that launched his career took place when Izzy was barely eighteen around 1919, and was precipitated when Schwartz, refusing to loan money to a fellow soldier, received an ethnic slur. Izzy took advantage of the opportunity to box competitively, traveling frequently between army bases to take on flyweight competitors, until he was eventually crowned the Army's Flyweight Champion. Schwartz's first official bout in the Army was a torrid match with Kid Pancho, whom he fought to a fifteen round draw despite being outweighed by eight pounds.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 7, 1932 Fillo Echevarria LWWWWW Viejo Fronton, Havana LOSS
Technical knockout
March 15, 1932 Freddie Lattanzio LWDDDW New Lenox S.C., New York WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1932 Jack Terranova LLLDLL Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens WIN
Points
April 23, 1930 Harry Fierro WWWLDL Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1929 Eugene Huat WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 16, 1929 Willie Davies WWWWWW Meyers Bowl, North Braddock LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 22, 1929 Willie LaMorte WWWWLL Dreamland Park, Newark LOSS
Points
April 19, 1929 Pablo Dano LWWWDD Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco DRAW
Points
April 12, 1929 Boy Walley WDWWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Points
March 12, 1929 Frenchy Belanger LWLWWL Coliseum, Toronto NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1929 Frenchy Belanger LLWLWW Coliseum, Toronto WIN
Points
Dec. 1, 1928 Emile Pladner WWWWWW Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris LOSS
Points
Nov. 20, 1928 Black Bill WWWWW WIN
Points
Oct. 4, 1928 Willie LaMorte LWLWLW Jersey City WIN
Points
Aug. 31, 1928 Frisco Grande WLWLLL Ocean View A.A., Long Branch NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 20, 1928 Felix Martinez LLWLDD Jersey City NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 8, 1928 Black Bill WWWWWW LOSS
Points
Aug. 3, 1928 Little Jeff Smith WLLWLL Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
KO
July 20, 1928 Frisco Grande WWLWLL Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
DQ
June 26, 1928 Dodo Jackson LLDLLW Nassau Arena, Mineola NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
Points
May 23, 1928 Bushy Graham LWLLWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn vacant National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

vacant NYSAC World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 9, 1928 Happy Atherton WDLWWW Fort Wayne WIN
NWS
April 9, 1928 Routier Parra LWWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 23, 1928 Benny Hall WWWDDD Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Feb. 17, 1928 Billy Shaw LLWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
Jan. 26, 1928 Harry Goldstein LLLDLD Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
Dec. 16, 1927 Newsboy Brown WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York vacant NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1927 Benny Hall LDLLWD Olympia Boxing Club, New York vacant NYSAC World Flyweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 9, 1927 Willie Davies WWWLWL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 4, 1927 Blas Rodriguez LWWDWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 12, 1927 Billy Kelly WLWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
Aug. 26, 1927 Willie Davies WWWWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
June 6, 1927 Chuck Hellman DWLWLW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens LOSS
Points
May 2, 1927 Midget Wolgast WWWWWW Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City LOSS
NWS
March 25, 1927 Pinky May WWWWWD Savannah DRAW
Points
March 5, 1927 Joey Ross DDLWL Walker A.C., New York WIN
Points
March 1, 1927 Frankie Anselm WLD Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg WIN
Points
Feb. 21, 1927 Ruby Bradley WWWWWW Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Points
Feb. 19, 1927 Blas Rodriguez WWWDDL Walker A.C., New York WIN
Points
Jan. 29, 1927 Tommy Abobo DLDLLL Walker A.C., New York WIN
KO
Jan. 11, 1927 Sailor Willie Gordon WWWDWW Armory, Portland WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1926 Dixie LaHood DLWWLL Broadway Theater, Butte DRAW
Majority decision
Nov. 30, 1926 Chuck Hellman WWDWLW Armory, Portland PACIFIC COAST BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE WIN
Points
Nov. 22, 1926 Johnny McCoy WDWWWW El Paso PACIFIC COAST BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1926 Ernie Hood WWWWWW Arena, Vernon WIN
Points
Aug. 20, 1926 Georgie Rivers WWWWWL Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
July 30, 1926 Delos 'Kid' Williams WWWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
June 11, 1926 Willie Woods LLLWLL Steeplechase A.A., Rockaway Beach, Queens WIN
Points
May 7, 1926 Willie Woods DLLLLW Arena, Syracuse WIN
Points
April 19, 1926 Manny Wexler WLWWWL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
March 10, 1926 Joey Ross LWWLLL LOSS
Points
March 5, 1926 Young Dencio LDLWLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1926 Joey Ross WWLWWL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Jan. 25, 1926 Alex Burlie LDDWWW Standard Theatre, Toronto LOSS
Points
Dec. 23, 1925 Ernie Jarvis WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
Dec. 4, 1925 Ernie Jarvis LLWWWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 27, 1925 Newsboy Brown DLDWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
Nov. 13, 1925 Clever Sencio LLWDWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood LOSS
Points
Oct. 24, 1925 Black Bill WLLWLL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 30, 1925 Lew Perfetti LWLWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens DRAW
Points
Sept. 17, 1925 Black Bill WWWWWL Velodrome, New York WIN
Points
July 20, 1925 Black Bill WWWWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens LOSS
Points
July 13, 1925 Charlie Ray DLWWDL Bangor DRAW
NWS
July 9, 1925 Mickey Lewis WWWWDW Playgrounds Stadium, West New York WIN
NWS
June 27, 1925 Black Bill WWWWWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
May 26, 1925 Joey Ross WDWWW Oakland A.A., Jersey City WIN
NWS
May 19, 1925 Johnny Breslin WWWDDW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
April 16, 1925 Willie Davies WWWDWW Palisades Rink, McKeesport LOSS
Points
Feb. 26, 1925 Willie Davies LWWWWD Palisades Rink, McKeesport LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 17, 1925 Frankie Murray LLWWWW State Armory, Manchester WIN
Points
Jan. 27, 1925 Lew Perfetti DWLWWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
DQ
Jan. 12, 1925 Jimmy Russo LLWWLL Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Points
Dec. 25, 1924 Willie Woods DLWLLL Portland WIN
NWS
Dec. 1, 1924 Clovis Durand WWWWLW Monument National, Montreal LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1924 Eddie Flank WLW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
Oct. 24, 1924 Young Dencio WLWWLD Fort Myer DRAW
Points
Oct. 20, 1924 Henny Catena WWDWWL Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Points
Oct. 6, 1924 Bobby Walker WLLDLL Perth Amboy WIN
NWS
Sept. 22, 1924 Willie Woods LWLWLW Eastern A.C., Portland DRAW
NWS
Sept. 16, 1924 Tommy Milton WWWWWW Henderson's Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Aug. 28, 1924 Frankie Ash WLWWLD Rink S.C., Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 11, 1924 Johnny Kaiser DLLWWL Haverstraw WIN
KO
July 1, 1924 Frankie Ash WWLWWL Henderson's Bowl, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
May 13, 1924 Tommy Milton LWWWWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
April 24, 1924 Henny Catena DLLWWW Rink S.C., Brooklyn DRAW
Points
April 14, 1924 Ty Coleman WWWLWW Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 10, 1924 Johnny Hamm LDWWWW Rink S.C., Brooklyn WIN
Points
March 19, 1924 Al Felder DDWDDL Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Points
March 11, 1924 Johnny Breslin WLWWWD Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1924 Terry Miller WLDLDL Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
Jan. 28, 1924 Joe Jackson DLLDLL Highland Park Arena, New Brunswick WIN
NWS
Jan. 1, 1924 Mickey Morris DLLWWL Armory, Reading WIN
Points
Dec. 25, 1923 Babe Willard LL National A.C., Providence WIN
Points
Dec. 19, 1923 Bobby Burke LWWWWD Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1923 Bobby Burke DLWWWW Armory, Reading DRAW
Points
Dec. 7, 1923 Joe Jackson LDLLDL Armory, Englewood WIN
NWS
Oct. 29, 1923 Henny Catena WWWWWW Lenox A.C., New York LOSS
Points
Oct. 2, 1923 Henny Catena WWWWWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 21, 1923 Al Felder DLWWLL Long Branch WIN
NWS
Sept. 17, 1923 Sammy Bienfeld WWLWWL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
Aug. 24, 1923 Willie Darcy DWLDDL Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens WIN
Points
Aug. 9, 1923 Willie LaMorte WWWWLW Velodrome, New York WIN
Points
July 27, 1923 Al Felder LDLWWL Auditorium, Freeport WIN
Points
July 16, 1923 Sammy Bienfeld WWWWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
June 22, 1923 Jockey Joe Dillon WWLLWL Stadium, Freeport WIN
DQ
June 13, 1923 Bobby Green WDDWWL Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 26, 1923 Al Felder LLLDLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
May 14, 1923 Terry Miller WDWWDW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
April 27, 1923 Indian Russell WLLLDW Freeport WIN
Points
March 17, 1923 Young Joe Dundee LDLLDL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
March 8, 1923 Mickey Nelson WDLWWW Melba A.C., New York WIN
Points
March 2, 1923 Corona Kid LWWLLL Freeport S.C., Freeport WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1923 Bobby Green WWWDDW 102nd Medical Regiment Armory, New York LOSS
Points
Feb. 16, 1923 Billy Bell LWLLLL Auditorium, Freeport WIN
Points
Jan. 19, 1923 Willie Farley WLDWLD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 16, 1923 Bobby Green LWWWWW 212th Anti-Aircraft Armory, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
Jan. 8, 1923 Vincent Salvatore WWLW Brighton S.C., Staten Island WIN
Points
Nov. 27, 1922 Eddie Steepe DWDWLW Danceland Arena, Detroit DRAW
NWS
Oct. 9, 1922 Tommy Hughes WW Elks Club, Detroit LOSS
NWS
Sept. 21, 1922 Joe Lucas WWLL Olympic A.C., Detroit WIN
NWS
Sept. 18, 1922 Joe Lucas WWL Danceland Arena, Detroit WIN
NWS
June 5, 1922 Irwin Franklin DDLLLL Danceland Arena, Detroit DRAW
NWS
May 22, 1922 Joe Lucas W Danceland Arena, Detroit LOSS
NWS
March 28, 1922 Jimmy Russo WDLWWW Lansing LOSS
NWS
March 6, 1922 Clarence Rosen WWDWWW Armory, Bay City LOSS
NWS
Feb. 13, 1922 Tommy Enright LLLWWL Armory, Bay City WIN
NWS
Jan. 17, 1922 Billy Stone Avenue Theater, Detroit WIN
KO
Nov. 25, 1921 Eddie Steepe LDWWDW Danceland Arena, Detroit DRAW
NWS
Nov. 16, 1921 Clarence Rosen WDWWDW Armory, Bay City LOSS
NWS
Nov. 1, 1921 Sammy Tasco LLLLLW Avenue Theater, Detroit LOSS
NWS
May 30, 1921 Gene LaRue WWLWWW Armouries, Windsor LOSS
KO
May 17, 1921 Eddie Steepe WLLDWW Avenue Theater, Detroit DRAW
NWS
May 3, 1921 Eddie Steepe DWLLDW Avenue Theater, Detroit LOSS
NWS
April 20, 1921 Sammy Tasco DWLLLL Avenue Theater, Detroit WIN
NWS