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Panama Al Brown boxer

Panama Al Brown image
Status inactive
Age 48
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Reach 72½″/184cm
Debut 1922-03-19
Born 1902-07-05
Death 1951-04-11
Nationality Panama
Residence Paris, France
bouts
161
won
129
lost
19
draw
13
bouts
161
won
129
lost
19
draw
13
Status inactive
Age 48
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Reach 72½″/184cm
Debut 1922-03-19
Born 1902-07-05
Death 1951-04-11
Nationality Panama
Residence Paris, France

Brown won the NYSAC bantamweight title in 1929 after defeating Gregorio Vidal. In 1930 he won both the NBA and IBU bantamweight titles, after defeating Johnny Erickson and Eugène Huat. After relocating to Paris, France, Brown became known for his flamboyant lifestyle and interest in the arts, performing as a cabaret man. He faced racial barriers throughout his career, and had been stripped of the NYSAC and NBA titles by 1934. He held the IBU title until 1935, when he lost it to Baltasar Sangchili. In 1938, Brown fought for the IBU bantamweight title again in a rematch with Sangchili, winning on points. He continued to box until 1942, but failed to achieve the same level of success he had previously enjoyed. In 2002, Brown was named one of the 80 best fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine. He currently ranks #5 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest bantamweight boxers in history. He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Brown won the NYSAC bantamweight title in 1929 after defeating Gregorio Vidal. In 1930 he won both the NBA and IBU bantamweight titles, after defeating Johnny Erickson and Eugène Huat. After relocating to Paris, France, Brown became known for his flamboyant lifestyle and interest in the arts, performing as a cabaret man. He faced racial barriers throughout his career, and had been stripped of the NYSAC and NBA titles by 1934. He held the IBU title until 1935, when he lost it to Baltasar Sangchili. In 1938, Brown fought for the IBU bantamweight title again in a rematch with Sangchili, winning on points. He continued to box until 1942, but failed to achieve the same level of success he had previously enjoyed. In 2002, Brown was named one of the 80 best fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine. He currently ranks #5 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest bantamweight boxers in history. He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 4, 1942 Kid Fortune WWWLLW Club Tropical, Colon City WIN
Points
Aug. 30, 1942 Leocadio Torres WWLDLL Estadio Olimpico, Panama City Panamanian Featherweight

DRAW
Points
March 8, 1942 Eduardo Carrasco WWLWWL Estadio Olimpico, Panama City LOSS
Points
Oct. 26, 1941 Eduardo Carrasco WLWWLW Gimnasio Nacional, Panama City LOSS
Points
Sept. 7, 1941 Kid Fortune WWLLWW Gimnasio Nacional, Panama City WIN
KO
July 26, 1941 Battling Nelson WWLWW Gimnasio Nacional, Panama City WIN
KO
July 14, 1941 Leocadio Torres WDWWLW Gimnasio Nacional, Panama City WIN
KO
May 6, 1939 Mariano Arilla LLWWWW Rockland Palace, New York WIN
KO
April 22, 1939 Cristobal Jaramillo LLLLLL Rockland Palace, New York WIN
Technical knockout
April 13, 1938 Valentin Angelmann WDWWWW Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
KO
March 4, 1938 Baltasar Sangchili LWWWWD Palais des Sports, Paris vacant International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 22, 1937 Young Perez LDLLW Salle Wagram, Paris vacant International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 26, 1937 Joseph Decico WLDLLW Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
Points
Oct. 8, 1937 Francis Augier DLLDWD Salle Communale de Plainpalais, Geneva WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1937 Maurice Huguenin WWDLLW Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1937 Andre Regis DWWWWW Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1935 Pete Sanstol WWWWWL Bislet Stadium, Oslo LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 1, 1935 Baltasar Sangchili LWDWWW Plaza de Toros, Valencia International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
April 24, 1935 Javier Torres WLWWLL Teatro Circo Olympia, Barcelona International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1935 Luigi Quadrini WLLLLL Teatro Circo Price, Madrid International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Points
March 18, 1935 Baltasar Sangchili WLWDWW Plaza de Toros, Valencia LOSS
Points
March 9, 1935 Gustavo Ansini WLLWWW Central Sporting Club, Paris DRAW
Points
March 2, 1935 Henri Barras LDWLLL Central Sporting Club, Paris WIN
Points
Dec. 24, 1934 Freddie Miller WWWWW Palais des Sports, Paris LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1934 Frans Machtens WDLWWL Palais des Sports, Lille WIN
Points
Nov. 1, 1934 Young Perez WLWWWL Parc du Belvedere, Tunis International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
KO
June 30, 1934 Johnny Edwards WWLWWW Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 17, 1934 Gustave Humery WWWLWW Palais des Sports, Paris LOSS
DQ
April 16, 1934 Kid Francis DWWWDW Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
Points
April 7, 1934 Maurice Dubois WWWWWW Palais des Expositions, Geneva WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1934 Young Perez DWWLWW Palais des Sports, Paris International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1933 Luigi Quadrini WWDLDW Grand Casino, Oran International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 12, 1933 Alfredo Magnolfi DLDLDL Casablanca International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 30, 1933 Georges LePerson WWLWLW Stade Communal de Saint Eugène, Algiers International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Points
July 3, 1933 Johnny King WWWLWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Points
June 12, 1933 Dave Crowley WWLLLW Olympia, Kensington International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Points
May 13, 1933 Dick Burke WDLWWL Blundell Park (Grimsby Town FC), Cleethorpes WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 1933 Arthur Boddington WWWDWL Royton NSB, Royton WIN
Corner retirement
April 30, 1933 Tommy Hyams LLDLWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
March 19, 1933 Domenico Bernasconi WWLLLW Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 5, 1933 Johnny Peters LWWLWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Feb. 9, 1933 Henri Poutrain WWWWLD Palais de la Mutualité, Paris WIN
Points
Dec. 8, 1932 Frans Machtens WLWLLW Palais de la Mutualité, Paris WIN
Points
Dec. 3, 1932 Henri Scillie WWWLLW Brussels DRAW
Points
Dec. 1, 1932 Dick Burke WWWLWW Norfolk Road Drill Hall, Sheffield WIN
Points
Nov. 14, 1932 Emile Pladner WWDWLW Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1932 Nicolas Petit-Biquet WLLWLD Brussels WIN
Points
Oct. 18, 1932 Frans Machtens WDLWLW Antwerpen WIN
Points
Sept. 26, 1932 Mose Butch LLWWWW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 19, 1932 Emile Pladner WWWWDW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 17, 1932 Roland LeCuyer LLLWWW Forum, Montreal WIN
Technical knockout
July 10, 1932 Kid Francis WWDLWW Arènes du Rond-Point du Prado, Marseille International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
June 25, 1932 Vittorio Tamagnini WWWWWW Palazzo dello Sport (Pad. 3 Fiera), Milan LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 18, 1932 Eugene Huat WWWWWL Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
Points
June 13, 1932 Nel Tarleton WWWWWW Anfield Football Ground, Liverpool DRAW
Points
May 31, 1932 Frans Machtens LLWLWW Cirque d'Hiver, Paris WIN
Points
May 28, 1932 Luigi Quadrini LWDLLL Ninian Park, Cardiff WIN
Corner retirement
May 18, 1932 Dominique Di Cea LDDWWD Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
Points
March 14, 1932 Golf Ball Bernard WWWLWL New Bedford WIN
Points
Jan. 4, 1932 Speedy Dado WLWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 15, 1931 Newsboy Brown WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Nov. 18, 1931 Art Chapdelaine LWWWWD Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City WIN
KO
Oct. 27, 1931 Eugene Huat DWWLLW Forum, Montreal National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 21, 1931 Ginger Jones DWLWWL Pavilion, Mountain Ash National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1931 Pete Sanstol WWWWWW Forum, Montreal National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

NYSAC World Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
June 15, 1931 Johnny Cuthbert WDLDWW Olympia, Kensington LOSS
DQ
May 21, 1931 Teddy Baldock WWLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1931 Julien Verbist LWWWLL Cirque d'Hiver, Paris WIN
KO
April 15, 1931 Roger Simende WWWDLW Cirque d'Hiver, Paris WIN
KO
April 13, 1931 Jack Garland WWLWLW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Points
March 23, 1931 Douglas Parker WWLWWW New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
Technical knockout
March 9, 1931 Billy Farrell DLWWLL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1931 Nic Bensa WLLWLD Salle Pleyel, Paris WIN
Points
Nov. 8, 1930 Nic Bensa WWWLWW Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris WIN
Points
Oct. 22, 1930 Jose Girones WWWWWW Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona DRAW
Points
Oct. 4, 1930 Eugene Huat LLLLWW Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 29, 1930 Johnny Vacca LLWWLL Newfield Park, Bridgeport WIN
Technical knockout
July 23, 1930 Domenico Bernasconi WLLWLL Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 4, 1930 Calvin Reed LLLWLD Maryland Ball Park, Baltimore WIN
KO
June 24, 1930 Mickey Doyle LWLLWW Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Points
June 18, 1930 Benny Brostoff WLWLWL Bayonne Stadium, Bayonne WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1930 Johnny McCoy WLWWWW Heywood Arena, West Springfield WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1930 Milton Cohen DWLLLL Lakewood Arena, Waterbury WIN
KO
April 21, 1930 Al Gillette LWLLLW New Bedford WIN
KO
April 15, 1930 KO Morgan WWWWWW Convention Hall, Toledo WIN
DQ
March 14, 1930 Tommy Paul WWWWWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo DRAW
Points
Feb. 18, 1930 Johnny Canzoneri DLWLWW Manhattan Auditorium, Allentown WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1930 Johnny Erickson LLLLLL Olympia Boxing Club, New York National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

NYSAC World Bantamweight

WIN
DQ
Jan. 25, 1930 Pinky Silverberg DLLLWL Arena Polar, Havana WIN
Points
Aug. 28, 1929 Knud Larsen WDWDWW Stadion, Copenhagen WIN
Points
July 26, 1929 Battling Battalino WWWWWW Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford LOSS
Points
July 16, 1929 Vernon Cormier WLLWLL Exposition Building, Portland WIN
KO
July 3, 1929 Vic Burrone WDLLWL Newark WIN
Points
June 18, 1929 Gregorio Vidal WWWWWL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens vacant NYSAC World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1929 Joe Cadman LWLWLD Cirque de Paris, Paris vacant NYSAC World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 23, 1929 Domenico Bernasconi WWWWWW Frontón Jai-Alai, Madrid WIN
Points
Jan. 29, 1929 Gustave Humery WWWWLL Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1928 Harry Corbett WWWLWW Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Points
Nov. 17, 1928 Johnny Cuthbert WWWWWW Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris DRAW
Points
Sept. 13, 1928 Kid Francis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
June 21, 1928 Billy Shaw LWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
April 27, 1928 Eddie O'Dowd WWWWDW Armory, Toledo WIN
NWS
April 10, 1928 Steve Nugent LDWLLD Armory, Toledo WIN
DQ
March 23, 1928 Benny Schwartz WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Dec. 18, 1927 Henri Scillie WWLWLW Cirque de Paris, Paris DRAW
Points
Dec. 10, 1927 Andre Routis WWLDWL Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris LOSS
Points
Nov. 22, 1927 Henri Scillie WWWLWL Cirque d'Hiver, Paris LOSS
Points
Oct. 18, 1927 Albert Ryall WDLDLW Cirque d'Hiver, Paris WIN
KO
May 10, 1927 Young Ciclone WWDWWW Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Points
April 2, 1927 Eugene Criqui WWLWLL Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris WIN
Unanimous decision
March 8, 1927 Kid Socks LWDWWD Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1927 Edouard Mascart WDWWWL Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 14, 1926 Henri Scillie WWWWWW Cirque de Paris, Paris DRAW
Points
Dec. 1, 1926 Roger Fabregues WWLLLW Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1926 Antoine Merlo LDLWL Salle Wagram, Paris WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1926 Joe Ryder DLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
DQ
Aug. 5, 1926 Harry Forbes WDWWWD Albany WIN
Points
July 8, 1926 Pete Zivic WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
June 26, 1926 Billy Marlowe LLLLLL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
June 5, 1926 Jacques Pettibon LLLLDL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
May 21, 1926 Teddy Silva WLDLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
April 23, 1926 Abe Goldstein WWLLLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
April 10, 1926 Willie O'Connell WWDWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
March 20, 1926 Eddie O'Dowd WLWLWD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 6, 1926 Dominick Petrone DWDDWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
Dec. 12, 1925 Tommy Hughes DLWLWL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 14, 1925 Marty Gold WWLWWL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 16, 1925 Johnny Breslin LWWWWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 3, 1925 Bobby Green DDDLWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 21, 1925 Joey Ross LLDLWW Oakland A.A., Jersey City WIN
NWS
Sept. 9, 1925 Davey Adelman WWWWWL Atlantic City WIN
Points
Aug. 22, 1925 Eddie Flank LWWWWD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
June 27, 1925 Johnny Breslin WWDDWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
June 11, 1925 Frankie Murray LWWWWL Bacharach Ball Park, Atlantic City LOSS
DQ
May 16, 1925 Dominick Petrone WDWDLD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 19, 1925 Davey Abad WWWWWW Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 7, 1925 Terry Miller DDDDLL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 3, 1925 Jimmy Russo WLLWWL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Dec. 6, 1924 Jimmy Russo WWWLLW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York LOSS
Points
Nov. 11, 1924 Tommy Milton WWWWWD Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 25, 1924 Frankie Ash DLLLLL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 27, 1924 Billy Marlowe LLWLWD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 13, 1924 Jimmy Moreno Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 30, 1924 Joey Russell WWWLWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Aug. 9, 1924 George McNally Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1924 Allie Kaufmann WWWWLL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
June 7, 1924 Willie LaMorte DLDWWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
May 24, 1924 Joe Colletti WWWWWD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
May 3, 1924 Bobby Burns WWWWLD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
April 12, 1924 Willie Farley WLDLLL Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1923 Willie LaMorte WWLWLW Arena, Trenton LOSS
NWS
Dec. 12, 1923 Willie Darcy LLWLLW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 13, 1923 Bernie Hyams Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 6, 1923 Bobby Risden LWWWWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York DRAW
Points
Sept. 22, 1923 Tommy Martin Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1923 Johnny Breslin WWLWWD Velodrome, New York DRAW
Points
Feb. 11, 1923 Pedro Troncoso DWWWDL Central American Stadium, Colon WIN
Points
Dec. 9, 1922 Sailor Patchett DLWWWW Central American Stadium, Colon vacant Panamanian Flyweight

DRAW
Points
Oct. 7, 1922 Young Jeff Clark LDLWDL Colon Stadium, Colon WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1922 Kid Pelkey LL Excelsior Theater, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1922 Ernie Rijfkogel WDD American Theater, Colon WIN
KO
May 21, 1922 Battling Miller Colon City WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1922 Montalbo Kid Colon City WIN
KO
March 19, 1922 Jose Moreno Colon City WIN
Points