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Ruby Goldstein boxer

Ruby Goldstein image
Status inactive
Age 76
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Debut 1924-12-30
Born 1907-10-07
Death 1984-04-23
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA
bouts
61
won
55
lost
6
draw
0
bouts
61
won
55
lost
6
draw
0
Status inactive
Age 76
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Debut 1924-12-30
Born 1907-10-07
Death 1984-04-23
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA

Ruby Goldstein was born on Cherry Street, in a small three room apartment on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. His widowed mother, whose husband had died a few months before Goldstein was born, took in sewing and washing in an effort to raise her four children. Before he became a referee, Goldstein boxed professionally from 1925 to 1937. Nicknamed the "Jewel of the Ghetto," Goldstein was a smooth boxing, hard punching lightweight and later welterweight with a large following in his hometown of New York City. He lost only six fights in his professional career and an astounding 70 percent of his wins were by knockout or technical knockout.Goldstein dropped out of school around 14 to take an office job, but was boxing as an amateur by sixteen. He started his boxing training as an anemic looking bantamweight at around 125 pounds, and boxed almost exclusively in the lightweight range between 1923–28, impressively winning all but three of his first thirty-two fights from December 1924 and June 15, 1927. On that date he lost to the extraordinary, Sid Terris in a first-round knockout at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Terris was considered by many to have been one of the fastest lightweights of the era, as well as possessing the best defensive skills.

Ruby Goldstein was born on Cherry Street, in a small three room apartment on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. His widowed mother, whose husband had died a few months before Goldstein was born, took in sewing and washing in an effort to raise her four children. Before he became a referee, Goldstein boxed professionally from 1925 to 1937. Nicknamed the "Jewel of the Ghetto," Goldstein was a smooth boxing, hard punching lightweight and later welterweight with a large following in his hometown of New York City. He lost only six fights in his professional career and an astounding 70 percent of his wins were by knockout or technical knockout.Goldstein dropped out of school around 14 to take an office job, but was boxing as an amateur by sixteen. He started his boxing training as an anemic looking bantamweight at around 125 pounds, and boxed almost exclusively in the lightweight range between 1923–28, impressively winning all but three of his first thirty-two fights from December 1924 and June 15, 1927. On that date he lost to the extraordinary, Sid Terris in a first-round knockout at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Terris was considered by many to have been one of the fastest lightweights of the era, as well as possessing the best defensive skills.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 13, 1937 Al Grosso LWLLLL Ocean View A.A., Long Branch WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 10, 1937 Kid Bon Bon WLWLLL Adelphia A. A. Arena, Elizabeth WIN
Points
July 23, 1937 Jimmy Armstrong Ocean View A.A., Long Branch WIN
KO
Feb. 22, 1937 Fred Fitzsimmons D Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1937 Willie Cheatum LWDLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 11, 1933 Herman Perlick LLLLWL Fugazy Bowl, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1933 Paolo Villa LLLLLL Fugazy Bowl, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 10, 1932 Willie Hines WWWLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1932 Sol Fischer Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Aug. 5, 1932 Mike Prevetti LLLWWD Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach WIN
KO
July 28, 1932 Mike Esposito WWLWWW Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach WIN
KO
July 22, 1932 Ralph Landis LLLLWD Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach WIN
KO
April 29, 1932 Dick Sisk LDWLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 1931 Jay Macedon LDDWLW Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
KO
July 9, 1931 Danny Cooney LWWLLL Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
KO
Dec. 23, 1930 Willie Garafola LLWLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Sept. 10, 1930 Jack Zivic LLLWLL Henderson's Bowl, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1930 Joe Trabon DWWWLL Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1929 Jimmy McLarnin LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Oct. 21, 1929 Joe Reno LDWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 24, 1929 Freddie Mueller LWWWLL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 16, 1929 Joey Kaufman LLLLLD Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1929 Cuddy DeMarco WLWWWL Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
KO
July 12, 1929 Billy Drako LLWLWL Playland Stadium, Rockaway Beach, Queens WIN
KO
May 2, 1929 Gene Johnson LLWLLL Elizabeth WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1928 Al Bryant LLLLWL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
July 31, 1928 Al Bryant WWLDDL Velodrome, Newark WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1928 Danny Cooney WDLLLW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Dec. 19, 1927 Ray Mitchell LWLDDW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
June 15, 1927 Sid Terris WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York LOSS
KO
May 13, 1927 Jimmy Goodrich WWLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
May 2, 1927 Johnny Ceccoli LWWLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1927 Johnny Sacco DLWLWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
March 29, 1927 Pete Petrolle LLLLLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
March 21, 1927 Sig Keppen LLLLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1926 Mickey Travers LWLDLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 24, 1926 Billy Alger DWLDDW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco LOSS
Technical knockout
June 25, 1926 Ace Hudkins LWWLDW Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn LOSS
KO
May 17, 1926 Tony Vaccarelli WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1926 Ray Mitchell LWLWLW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
April 16, 1926 Pep O'Brien LLLLLW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1926 Billy Pollock WDLLLD Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 5, 1926 Johnny Ceccoli WWDLLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 4, 1926 Harry Carlson WLWWWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 29, 1925 Georgie Day DLDDLW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1925 Bud Dempsey LDWLLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 21, 1925 Earl Baird WLDLLL Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1925 Red Cap Wilson WLDLLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Aug. 4, 1925 Jackie Coburn LWDLWW Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 23, 1925 Joe Malone WWLWWL Velodrome, New York WIN
Points
July 6, 1925 Frankie Albano LWLLWD Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
June 16, 1925 Freddie Jacks LLLLLL Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Points
June 1, 1925 Earl Gray LLLL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
May 20, 1925 Spencer Gardner LLDLLW Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
Points
April 29, 1925 Harry Nelson WDLLWL Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
KO
March 25, 1925 Augie Pisano WWLLD Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
Points
March 10, 1925 Harry Herron LLWLLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
March 2, 1925 Joe Eppy LDLLLL Lenox A.C., New York WIN
KO
Feb. 10, 1925 Irving Shapiro WWWWDW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 20, 1925 Eddie Markat LLWWL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 30, 1924 Al Vano WLLWLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO