Izzy Jannazzo boxer

Izzy Jannazzo boxer
bouts
126
won
65
lost
46
draw
15
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1932-12-06
Height
5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach
71½″/182cm
Age
80
Born
1915-01-31
Death
1995-06-18
Nationality
USA

Isadoro Jannazzo was born on January 31, 1915 in Ensley, Alabama to poor Sicilian Italian parents Francesca and Anthony Jannazzo. He would become part of a family of six, which included a sister Bernice and a brother Anthony, and would live in his hometown until roughly the age of seventeen. He may have boxed in as many as one hundred amateur bouts, and once contended for a state bantamweight championship around the age of fourteen. After his family's move to New York around 1932, his mother died, causing him to shoulder additional financial responsibility for the support of his family. In 1941, Izzy married Francesca "Frances" Tombrello, who was five years his junior. Francesca's family, who had also lived in Ensley, Alabama, where she was born, had been friends of his family for many years. Francesca and her family moved to New York shortly after his. Izzy and his wife would settle on Troutman Street in Brooklyn, New York, in attached buildings near other family members.Fighting in the New York City area, primarily Brooklyn or the Bronx between December 6, 1932, and January 13, 1934, he won nine of nineteen fights, losing six and drawing three times. He was not considered a power hitter yet won 65 of 126 bouts, though scoring only 8 knockouts.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1947-01-28 Steve Belloise WWWWWW Orange Bowl, Miami LOST
Technical knockout
1946-10-28 Henry Jordan DLLLLW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence LOST
Points
1946-07-02 Joe Governale LWWWWL MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn LOST
Majority decision
1946-06-17 Ralph Zannelli LWWLWW Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Points
1946-06-05 Joe Governale WLWWWW MacArthur Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Split-decision
1946-03-14 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWW 5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore LOST
Unanimous decision
1946-02-16 Joe Legon WLLWWW Palacio de Deportes, Havana LOST
Points
1946-01-25 Joe Blackwood WDWWWW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Points
1945-11-16 Frankie Abrams DDWLWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-09-27 Jimmy Sherrer WWWWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee LOST
Unanimous decision
1945-09-06 Charley Parham WWWWWL Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-07-30 Tony Riccio DWLWLW Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark WIN
Points
1945-07-19 Charley Parham WWWWWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
Points
1945-06-27 Dave Clark LLWWLW Crosley Field, Cincinnati LOST
Points
1945-03-05 Van McNutt WWLWLL Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1945-02-27 Prentiss Hall WWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo LOST
Split-decision
1944-12-22 Ralph Zannelli LLLLLW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Split-decision
1944-10-13 Sugar Ray Robinson LWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Technical knockout
1944-09-05 Larney Moore LWLLLL Auditorium Outdoor Arena, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
1944-06-12 Bee Bee Wright LWLWWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOST
Majority decision
1944-05-09 Johnny Green WWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-04-14 Larry Anzalone WWWWDD Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-04-06 Ossie Harris WLLLLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1944-03-10 Phil Enzenga LLLWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
1944-02-29 Johnny Green WWWWDW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo LOST
Points
1944-02-08 Johnny Green WWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo DRAW
Points
1944-01-27 Ralph Zannelli WWLLWW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Split-decision
1943-12-02 Ralph Zannelli LWWWLL Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Split-decision
1943-11-22 Ralph Zannelli WLWWWL Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence WIN
Unanimous decision
1943-11-16 Ernest 'Cat' Robinson LWWLWL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1943-11-12 Vinnie Vines WLLWWL Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk DRAW
Points
1943-09-30 Al Gilbert LLLLLL Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1943-09-24 Reuben Shank DWLLLL Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk LOST
Points
1943-08-27 Cecil Hudson WWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1943-06-17 Bill McDowell WLLLLL Mooers Field, Richmond WIN
Points
1943-03-31 Sammy Secreet LWDWLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
1943-02-23 Bobby Richardson WWWLLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Points
1943-02-09 Jackie Cooper WLWWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1943-01-19 Andres Indian Gomez DLLDLW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1942-12-01 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWW Arena, Cleveland LOST
Technical knockout
1942-10-19 Sugar Ray Robinson WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1942-09-21 Freddie Cabral LLLWWW Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Corner retirement
1942-08-24 Eddie Booker WLWDWW Coliseum Bowl, San Francisco LOST
Points
1942-07-07 Johnny Walker WWWWWW Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1942-06-18 Joey Spangler LLDLLL Mooers Field, Richmond WIN
Points
1942-06-08 Johnny Jackson WLWWWW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Split-decision
1942-05-05 Jackie Cooper DWWWLW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1942-04-24 Saverio Turiello LWLDLW Birmingham LOST
Points
1942-03-09 Fritzie Zivic WWDLWL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOST
Corner retirement
1942-02-09 Ossie Harris WLLWWL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-11-14 Coley Welch WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
KO
1941-10-07 Lou Schwartz WLWWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1941-08-05 Cocoa Kid WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1941-07-10 Frank Velez DWLLLD Stack Arena, Norwalk WIN
Points
1941-04-14 Jimmy Leto LLWWLW Coliseum, Baltimore WIN
Split-decision
1940-12-12 Georgie Abrams DWLWWW Coliseum, Baltimore LOST
Split-decision
1940-11-09 Augie Arellano LLLLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1940-10-14 Cocoa Kid WWWWWL Carlin's Park, Baltimore WIN
Split-decision
1940-09-04 Holman Williams WWWWWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Points
1940-04-10 Steve Mamakos LLWWLW Riverside Stadium, Washington WIN
Split-decision
1940-03-27 Holman Williams WWDLWW Watres Armory, Scranton LOST
Points
1940-02-07 Jackie Burke LWWWWW Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Points
1939-12-13 Holman Williams WWWWWW Watres Armory, Scranton DRAW
Points
1939-09-09 Milo Theodorescu WLWWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1939-07-20 Andre Jessurun LWWWDL Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1939-04-24 Vince Pimpinella LLLWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1938-10-15 Gustav Eder WLLDWD Hanseatenhalle DRAW
Points
1938-04-06 Solly Krieger WWWWWW Hippodrome, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1938-01-25 Dick Humphries LWWWLW Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney LOST
Points
1937-12-21 Jack Carroll WWWWWW Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney LOST
Points
1937-06-18 Freddie Dixon WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Phoenix WIN
Points
1937-05-28 Glen Lee WWWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles LOST
Points
1936-11-27 Barney Ross WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1936-10-30 Ceferino Garcia WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
1936-09-21 Gustav Eder WWWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
1936-07-22 Johnny Jadick LLLLLL Dyckman Oval, Manhattan WIN
Points
1936-07-06 Steve Halaiko LWWLLL Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
KO
1936-05-04 Billy Celebron WWWLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
1936-02-21 Cleto Locatelli WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1935-12-09 Cleto Locatelli WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
Points
1935-10-21 Harry Dublinsky LWWLDL St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
1935-09-16 Harry Dublinsky LWLWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
1935-08-19 Jimmy Leto WWWWWW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens LOST
Points
1935-07-15 Babe Marino WLWWLW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Points
1935-07-01 Mickey Serrian LWLWWD Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Points
1935-04-20 Mickey Serrian LLLWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1935-04-15 Phil Furr WWLLWW Auditorium, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
1935-03-02 Kid Azteca WWWWDW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOST
Points
1935-02-16 Jackie Davis WLWWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1935-01-26 Jackie Davis LWLWWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1935-01-07 Tony Falco WDLWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
1934-12-08 Steve Halaiko LLWWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-11-26 Al Casimini LWDWWD St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
1934-11-17 Joe Rossi WLDLWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-10-29 Morrie Sherman WLWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
1934-09-20 Joe Mulli W Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1934-08-14 Danny Levine WWWLWW Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-07-17 Kenny LaSalle WWDDWW Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1934-07-10 Mickey Paul LLWWLL Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-05-31 Stanislaus Loayza LLWLLW Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-05-05 Jack Lowery WWWDWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1934-04-21 Murray Brandt WDLWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-04-04 Joe Rossi LLWLWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1934-03-05 Sal Canata WDWW Valley Arena, Holyoke WIN
Points
1934-03-03 Teddy Loder WWWWDW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1934-02-17 Jack Lowery WWWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1934-01-31 Teddy Loder DWWWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1934-01-13 Sammy Kanter WWDWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1933-12-12 Joe Pennino WLDWWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1933-09-30 Joe Rossi DWDWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1933-09-23 Meyer Rowan LWWWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1933-09-11 Pedro Nieves LLLLLL Fugazy Bowl, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1933-08-17 Joey Delmaschio WWDWLW Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1933-07-28 Jimmy Sherlaw WLLWW Clarkston County Club, Nyack WIN
Points
1933-07-24 Murray Brandt LWLWWW Starlight Park, Bronx LOST
Points
1933-07-05 Sammy Kanter WWLWWW Starlight Park, Bronx WIN
Points
1933-06-19 Johnny Williams W Starlight Park, Bronx WIN
Points
1933-06-03 Sid Silas LLWWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1933-05-22 Willie Lewis DLLLLD St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
1933-04-15 Marty Silvers DLWWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1933-04-01 Sammy Kanter WWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1933-03-13 Mickey O'Connor WLDLWW New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
Points
1933-02-06 Al Haslem DWWL New York Coliseum, Bronx LOST
Points
1933-01-30 Ralph Esposito LWLLWL New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
1933-01-17 Joe Melletti LL New Lenox S.C., New York WIN
Points
1932-12-06 Willie Miller debut New Lenox S.C., New York LOST
Points