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Tony Canzoneri boxer

Tony Canzoneri image
Status inactive
Age 51
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1925-07-24
Born 1908-11-06
Death 1959-12-09
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA
bouts
171
won
137
lost
24
draw
10
bouts
171
won
137
lost
24
draw
10
Status inactive
Age 51
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1925-07-24
Born 1908-11-06
Death 1959-12-09
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA

When he was a teenager, he and his family moved to Staten Island, New York, where he campaigned most of his career. Canzoneri fit the mold of the typical American boxer of the era: He could box up to three or four times in one month and up to 24 or 25 times in one year, and he would seldom fight outside New York City, considered to be boxing's mecca at the time. Of his first 38 bouts, only one was fought west of New York City, and was in New Jersey.

When he was a teenager, he and his family moved to Staten Island, New York, where he campaigned most of his career. Canzoneri fit the mold of the typical American boxer of the era: He could box up to three or four times in one month and up to 24 or 25 times in one year, and he would seldom fight outside New York City, considered to be boxing's mecca at the time. Of his first 38 bouts, only one was fought west of New York City, and was in New Jersey.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 1, 1939 Al 'Bummy' Davis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1939 Eddie Brink WWLLLW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Aug. 26, 1939 Gerald D'Elia DLLDLW Thompson's Stadium, Staten Island WIN
Points
Aug. 18, 1939 Frankie Wallace LLLLLL Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach WIN
Points
Aug. 3, 1939 Joe De Jesus LWDWLL Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 17, 1939 Ambrose Logan LLLLLL Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 6, 1939 Joe De Jesus WLWDWL Woodcliff Park, Poughkeepsie WIN
Points
June 5, 1939 Harris Blake WWWDWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
Points
May 15, 1939 Nick Camarata LWDWLW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans DRAW
Majority decision
May 1, 1939 Jimmy Tygh LWWLWL Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Split-decision
April 11, 1939 Jimmy Vaughn LLWLDL New York Coliseum, Bronx DRAW
Points
March 28, 1939 Eddie Brink LWLLLW Hippodrome, New York LOSS
Split-decision
March 7, 1939 Eddie Brink LWLWLL New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1939 Bobby Pacho LLWDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1939 Everett Simington LWWLDD Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1939 Joe Gavras WDDDWD Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1939 Wally Hally LLLLLL Gardens Arena, Denver WIN
Points
Dec. 30, 1938 Eddie Zivic LLLLWL Hippodrome, New York WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1938 Jimmy Murray WLWLDW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 22, 1938 Howard Scott WLWWLL New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 1, 1938 Al Dunbar LLLLLL Convention Hall, Camden WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1938 Howard Scott WLWLWW Braddock Arena, Jersey City WIN
Points
Oct. 17, 1938 Eddie Zivic LLLLLL Town Hall, Scranton LOSS
Split-decision
May 7, 1937 Lou Ambers DWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 24, 1937 Joey Zodda LWWWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO
April 13, 1937 Frankie Wallace DDLLDL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
April 5, 1937 George Levy LLLLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 1936 Jimmy McLarnin WWLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 3, 1936 Lou Ambers WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 8, 1936 Jimmy McLarnin WWWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1936 Johnny Jadick LLWLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Points
March 2, 1936 Steve Halaiko LLWWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1936 Billy Hogan LWWLWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Jan. 30, 1936 Tootsie Bashara LWLWLL Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1936 Midget Mexico WWLWWW Star Casino, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1935 Al Roth DLLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 13, 1935 Joe Ghnouly WWLWDW Arena, Saint Louis WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 19, 1935 Frankie Klick DLLWLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Points
July 25, 1935 Bobby Pacho DWWDLW Mills Stadium, Chicago WIN
Points
June 10, 1935 Frankie Klick LDLLWL Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Split-decision
May 10, 1935 Lou Ambers WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 25, 1935 Eddie Zivic WLDWWL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1935 Chuck Woods LWWDWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 1935 Chuck Woods WLWWDW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Points
Jan. 31, 1935 Leo Rodak WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 21, 1935 Honeyboy Hughes WWLWWW Convention Hall, Utica WIN
Points
Jan. 7, 1935 Eddie Ran WLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Sept. 26, 1934 Harry Dublinsky DWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Aug. 29, 1934 Harry Dublinsky WDWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
June 28, 1934 Frankie Klick LLLWLD Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1934 Baby Arizmendi WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
March 1, 1934 Pete Nebo LWLDDL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
Points
Feb. 2, 1934 Cleto Locatelli DWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
Dec. 15, 1933 Cleto Locatelli WWDWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 4, 1933 Cecil Payne WWWWWW Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
KO
Nov. 24, 1933 Kid Chocolate WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 28, 1933 Frankie Klick WWWDWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 1933 Barney Ross WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York World Lightweight

LOSS
Split-decision
June 23, 1933 Barney Ross WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago World Lightweight

World Jr. Welterweight

LOSS
Majority decision
May 21, 1933 Battling Shaw WLLWWW Heinemann Park, New Orleans Louisiana version of World Junior Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1933 Wesley Ramey WWWWWD Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids Louisiana version of World Junior Welterweight

LOSS
Points
Feb. 23, 1933 Pete Nebo DLWWLL Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1933 Billy Townsend LLLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 4, 1932 Billy Petrolle WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 12, 1932 Frankie Petrolle WLLLWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 1932 Lew Kirsch WWWWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
July 18, 1932 Johnny Jadick WLWWWW Baker Bowl, Philadelphia LOSS
Split-decision
June 16, 1932 Harry Dublinsky WWDWLL Sparta Stadium, Chicago WIN
Split-decision
May 23, 1932 Battling Gizzy WWWWWL Meyers Bowl, North Braddock WIN
Technical knockout
April 4, 1932 Ray Kiser DLWWWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1932 Lew Massey WDLLWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 18, 1932 Johnny Jadick WWLDWL Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1931 Kid Chocolate WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 29, 1931 Philly Griffin WLWLWW Armory, Newark World Jr. Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 10, 1931 Jack 'Kid' Berg WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York National Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

National Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 13, 1931 Cecil Payne WLWWWW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles World Jr. Welterweight

WIN
Points
June 25, 1931 Herman Perlick LLLWWD White City Stadium, West Haven WIN
Points
April 24, 1931 Jack 'Kid' Berg WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago National Boxing Association World Lightweight

National Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
March 23, 1931 Tommy Grogan WWWWLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
March 6, 1931 Sammy Fuller WWWLWW Boston Garden, Boston LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 25, 1931 Joey Kaufman WLDLDL Hollywood Arena, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 26, 1931 Johnny Farr WWLLWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
NWS
Nov. 14, 1930 Al Singer WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1930 Billy Petrolle WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Points
Aug. 26, 1930 Goldie Hess DLWWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
July 21, 1930 Benny Bass WLDLWW Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
June 24, 1930 Tommy Grogan WLLLLD Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
June 4, 1930 Joe Glick WWWWLD Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 14, 1930 Johnny Farr LWDLWW Arena, New Haven WIN
Points
May 5, 1930 Harry Carlton WDLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
April 8, 1930 Frankie LaFay WWWLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
April 1, 1930 Steve Smith LLWWLD Arena, New Haven WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1930 Stanislaus Loayza DLDWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 4, 1930 Solly Ritz DLDWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1930 Jack 'Kid' Berg WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 30, 1929 Stanislaus Loayza WWDLDW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 1929 Johnny Farr LLDWDD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1929 Eddie Mack WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 20, 1929 Eddie Wolfe WWWDDW Heinemann Park, New Orleans WIN
Points
Aug. 2, 1929 Sammy Mandell WWWWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Split-decision
July 9, 1929 Phil McGraw LWLLWD Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
June 4, 1929 Ignacio Fernandez DDLWDW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
May 10, 1929 Andre Routis WWWWWL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
April 26, 1929 Sammy Dorfman WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
April 9, 1929 Cowboy Eddie Anderson WWWLWW Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
NWS
March 8, 1929 Cecil Payne WWLLWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Points
Feb. 26, 1929 Ignacio Fernandez DDWDDD Coliseum, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 6, 1929 Joey Sangor WWWLLW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 18, 1929 Armando Santiago LWWWWW Coliseum, Chicago WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1928 Al Singer WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Majority decision
Dec. 8, 1928 Chick Suggs WLWLLL Olympia Boxing Club, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 29, 1928 Gaston Charles WLDDDL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1928 Andre Routis DWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Featherweight

NYSAC World Featherweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 28, 1928 Bobby Garcia WLDLLL Velodrome, Newark WIN
KO
June 27, 1928 Harry Blitman WWWWWW Baker Bowl, Philadelphia LOSS
Points
June 13, 1928 Vic Foley WDWWDL Baseball Stadium, Montreal WIN
Points
May 28, 1928 Claude Wilson LWWWW Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1928 Pete Passifiume DWLWWD Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Feb. 10, 1928 Benny Bass WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Featherweight

NYSAC World Featherweight

WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 30, 1928 Pete Nebo WWWLLL Arena, Philadelphia DRAW
Split-decision
Dec. 30, 1927 Bud Taylor WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 1927 Ignacio Fernandez WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 22, 1927 Vincent DiLeo LWW Olympia Boxing Club, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1927 Billy Henry DDLLLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1927 Johnny Dundee LWLLWL Madison Square Garden, New York vacant NYSAC World Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1927 Tommy Ryan WLWDDL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Sept. 2, 1927 Cowboy Eddie Anderson WWWLD Mills Stadium, Chicago LOSS
DQ
Aug. 25, 1927 Joe Rivers WLWWWW Kansas City WIN
NWS
Aug. 17, 1927 Pete Sarmiento LDLLLD Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1927 Cowboy Eddie Anderson WDWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
July 27, 1927 California Joe Lynch LLWLLL Olympic Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
June 24, 1927 Bud Taylor WDWWWW Wrigley Field, Chicago vacant National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 3, 1927 Ray Rychell LDLWDD Coliseum, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
April 25, 1927 Harold Smith LWWWLW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1927 Vic Burrone LWLLLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York DRAW
Points
March 26, 1927 Bud Taylor WWLWWW Coliseum, Chicago vacant National Boxing Association World Bantamweight

DRAW
Points
March 7, 1927 California Joe Lynch WLWDLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Feb. 4, 1927 Johnny Green WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 22, 1927 Vic Burrone LWLWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Jan. 12, 1927 Joe Ryder LLLLLW Manhattan Casino, New York DRAW
Points
Dec. 17, 1926 Bushy Graham WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 22, 1926 Andre Routis LWLWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 13, 1926 Enrique Savaardo LLLLWL Walker A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 6, 1926 Davey Abad DLWWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Oct. 5, 1926 Benny Hall LLLLLL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 20, 1926 George Marks DLWDLW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Points
Aug. 28, 1926 Georgie Mack LWWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens DRAW
Points
Aug. 14, 1926 Buck Josephs LLLWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Aug. 9, 1926 Young Montreal LLWLWW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Points
July 26, 1926 Manny Wexler WLLWLW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
KO
June 25, 1926 Archie Bell DDWLWW Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1926 Willie Suess DWWWWW Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Points
June 16, 1926 Sonny Smith DLLWD Golden City Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 28, 1926 Sammy Nable LLLDW Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1926 Benny Hall DLDWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn DRAW
Points
March 25, 1926 Mike Esposito WWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
March 20, 1926 Tommy Milton WWWLLD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
March 11, 1926 Jacinto Valdez DWDWLW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
March 6, 1926 Bobby Wolgast LLLWLD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Feb. 18, 1926 Al Scorda WWDWLW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Feb. 13, 1926 Romeo Vaughn DDLDWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Jan. 26, 1926 Mickey Lewis DWLWWL Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 21, 1926 Kid Rash LWLLDL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Jan. 13, 1926 George Nickfor WD Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 23, 1925 Danny Terris WWWWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1925 Danny Terris WWWWWL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 26, 1925 Ralph Nischo LLDLDW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 12, 1925 Harry Brandon LLLLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 7, 1925 Henry Molinari WWDL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1925 Johnny Huber LWWWDD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 12, 1925 Paulie Porter DLLWLD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Aug. 22, 1925 Henry Usse DWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Aug. 8, 1925 Henry Usse DW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Aug. 5, 1925 Ray Cummings Bayonne Stadium, Bayonne WIN
NWS
July 24, 1925 Jack Grodner L Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens WIN
KO