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Tony Canzoneri

Titles: Lighweight champion from 1930-1935 and 1935-1936, 
         featherweight champion in 1928 and jr. welterweight 
         champion from 1931-1932
   
Record: 141-24-10 (44 K.O's)
   
Born: November 6, 1908 in Slidell, Louisiana (USA)
   
Years active: 1925-1939
   
Nickname: None

One of the few men to hold three titles when it actually meant something, 
back when there was only ONE title. Canzoneri should rank as one of the 
best to ever put on the gloves in the early days of boxing. An excellent
boxer with a solid if not spectacular defense, he knew the mechanics 
of his profession and practiced them well enough to win over 100 fights.
Canzoneri's first  pro bout came at the age of 16 and two short years later
he was fighting for his first world title at bantamweight after loosing 
only 1 of his first 39 fights. That fight ended in a draw with Bud Taylor, 
a rematch would see Taylor win or else Tony would have been a 4 time 
champion. Canzoneri moved up in weight and won the world title from the 
very tough Benny Bass but his reign would only last 7 months as his body 
was forcing him to work much to hard to make the weight. He lost the title 
he won from Bass to competent Andre Routis. Canzoneri's best days came at 
lightweight where he won the title in record fashion knocking out Al Singer 
in only 66 seconds and added the jr. welterweight crown to his trophy case 
in that fight also. Before that fight however came his legendary battle 
with Jack "Kid" Berg  in 1931 where he lost in a thrilling fight. Canzoneri 
avenged his loss to Berg two time in the next year before he lost both 
crowns to legendary Barney Ross. During his great career, Tony suffered only 
one knockout and nailed over 40 himself. One of the true tough guys. 



Tony Canzoneri
Career record: 137 W, 24 L, 10 D, 4 N.D (44 K.O's)

                       
     1925

     18 Jul    Jack Gardner        New York            KO 1
     25 Jul    Henry Usse          New York            W 4
     22 Aug    Herny Usse          New York            W 6
      5 Sep    Ray Cummings        New Jersey          ND 4
     12 Sep    Paulie Porter       New York            KO 5
      3 Oct    Johnny Huber        New York            W 6
      7 Nov    Henry Molineri      New York            KO 1
     12 Nov    Harry Brandon       New York            W 4
     26 Nov    Ralph Nischo        New York            W 4
      7 Dec    Danny Terris        New York            W 6
     23 Dec    Danny Terris        New York            KO 4

     1926

     13 Jan    George Nickfor      New York            KO 4
     21 Jan    Kid Rash            New York            W 4
     26 Jan    Mickey Lewis        New York            W 4
     13 Feb    Romeo Vaughn        New York            W 6
     18 Feb    Al Scorda           New York            W 4
      6 Mar    Bobby Wolgast       New York            W 6
     11 Mar    Jacinto Valdez      New York            W 4
     20 Mar    Tommy Milton        New York            W 6
     25 Mar    Mike Esposito       New York            D 6
      8 May    Benny Hall          New York            D 6
     28 May    Sammy Nable         New York            KO 5
     16 Jun    Sonny Smith         New York            W 6
     21 Jun    Willie Suess        New York            W 6
     25 Jun    Archie Bell         New York            KO 5
     26 Jul    Manny Wexler        New York            KO 5
      8 Aug    Young Montreal      New York            W 6
     14 Aug    Buck Josephs        New York            W 6
     28 Aug    Georgie Mack        New York            D 6
     20 Sep    George Marks        New York            W 6
      5 Oct    Benny Hall          New York            W 6
      6 Nov    Davey Abad          New York            L 10
     13 Nov    Enrique Saavardo    New York            KO 5
     22 Nov    Andre Routis        New York            W 12
     17 Dec    Bushy Graham        New York            W 10

     1927

     12 Jan    Joe Ryder           New York            D 10
     22 Jan    Vic Burrone         New York            W 10
      4 Feb    Johnny Green        New York            W 8
      7 Mar    California Lynch    New York            W 10
     26 Mar    Bud Taylor          Illinois            D 10
               (For NBA Bantamweight Title)
     18 Apr    Vic Burrone         New York            D 10
     25 Apr    Harold Smith        New York            KO 3
      3 May    Ray Rychell         Illinois            KO 7
     24 Jun    Bud Taylor          Illinois            L 10
               (For NBA Bantamweight Title)
     27 Jul    California Lynch    Ohio                W 10
      9  Aug   Eddie Anderson      New York            W 10
     17 Aug    Pete Sarmiento      New York            KO 1
     25 Aug    Iowa Joe Rivers     Kansas              ND 10
      2 Sep    Eddie Anderson      Illinois            L D.Q 2
      3 Oct    Tommy Ryan          New York            W 10
     24 Oct    Joynny Dundee       New York            W 15
      7 Nov    Billy Henry         Pennsylvania        KO 2
     22 Nov    Vincent Di Leo      New York            KO 1
      1 Dec    Ignacio Fernandez   New York            W 10
     30 Dec    Bud Taylor          New York            W 10

     1928

     30 Jan    Pete Nebo           Pennsylvania        D 10
     10 Feb    Benny Bass          New York            W 15
               (Won World Featherweight Title)
     23 Feb    Pete Passifium      New York            W 4
     28 May    Claude Wilson       Louisiana           KO 1
     13 Jun    Vic Foley           Canada              W 10
     27 Jun    Harry Blitman       Pennsylvania        L 10
     28 Aug    Bobby Garcia        New Jersey          KO 1
     28 Sep    Andre Routis        New York            W 15
               (Retained World Featherweight Title)
     29 Oct    Gaston Charles      New York            W 10
      8 Dec    Chick Suggs         New York            KO 6
     14 Dec    Al Singer           New York            D 10

     1929

     18 Jan    Armando Santiago    Illinois            KO 5
      6 Feb    Joey Sangor         Illinois            KO 7
     26 Feb    Ignacio Fernandez   Illinois            W 10
      8 Mar    Cecil Payne         Michigan            W 10
      9 Apr    Eddie Anderson      Wisconsin           ND 10
     26 Apr    Sammy Dorfman       New York            W 10
     10 May    Andre Routis        Illinois            W 10
      4 Jun    Ignacio Fernandez   New York            W 10
      9 Jul    Phil McGraw         New York            W 10
      2 Aug    Sammy Mandell       Illinois            L 10
               (For World Lightweight Title)
     20 Sep    Eddie Wolf          Louisiana           W 10
     27 Sep    Eddie Mack          Illinois            KO 8
     18 Oct    Johnny Farr         New York            W 10
     30 Oct    Estanisla Loayza    Illinois            W 10

     1930

     17 Jan    Jackie Berg         New York            L 10
      4 Mar    Solly Ritz          New York            KO 1
     14 Mar    Estanisla Loayza    New York            W 10
      1 Apr    Steve Smith         Connecticut         KO 7
      8 Apr    Frankie La Fay      New York            KO 1
      5 May    Harry Carlton       New York            W 10
     14 May    Johnny Farr         Connecticut         W 10
      4 Jun    Joe Glick           New York            W 10
     24 Jun    Tommy Grogan        New York            W 10
     21 Jul    Benny Bass          Pennsylvania        W 10
     26 Aug    Goldie Hess         New York            W 10
     11 Sep    Billy Petrolle      Illinois            L 10
     14 Nov    Al Singer           New York            KO 1
               (Won World Lightweight Title)

     1931

     26 Jan    Johnny Farr         Louisiana           ND 10
     25 Feb    Joey Kaufman        New Jersey          KO 1
      6 Mar    Sammy Fuller        Massachusetts       L 10
     23 Mar    Tommy Grogan        Pennsylvania        W 10
     24 Apr    Jackie Berg         Illinois            KO 3
               (Retained World Lightweight Title; Won World Jr.Welterweight Title)
     25 Jun    Herman Perlick      Connecticut         W 10
     13 Jul    Cecil Payne         California          W 10
               (Retained World Jr. Welterweight Title)
     10 Sep    Jackie Berg         New York            W 15
               (Retained World Lightweight and Jr. Welterweight Titles)
     29 Oct    Phillie Griffin     New Jersey          W 10
               (Retained World Jr. Welterweight Title)
     20 Nov    Kid Chocolate       New York            W 15
               (Retained World Lightweight and Jr. Welterweight Titles)

     1932

     18 Jan    Johnny Jadick       Pennsylvania        L 10
               (Lost World Jr. Welterweight Title)
     15 Feb    Lew Massey          Pennsylvania        W 10
      4 Apr    Ray Kiser           Louisiana           W 10
     23 May    Battling Gizzy      Pennsylvania        KO 5
     16 Jun    Harry Dublinsky      Illinois           W 10
     18 Jul    Johnny Jadick       Pennsylvania        L 10
               (For World Jr. Welterweight Title)
     29 Sep    Lew Kersch          New York            KO 3
     12 Oct    Frankie Petrolle    New York            KO 3
      4 Nov    Billy Petrolle      New York            W 15
               (Retained World Lightweight Title)

     1933

      3 Feb    Billy Townsend      New York            KO 1
     23 Feb    Pete Nebo           Florida             W 10
     20 Apr    Wesley Ramey        Michigan            L 10
     21 May    Battling Shaw       Louisiana           W 10
               (For World Jr. Welterweight Title)
     23 Jun    Barney Ross         Illinois            L 10
               (Lost World Lightweight & Jr. Welterweight Titles)
     12 Sep    Barney Ross         New York            L 15
               (For World Lightweight and Jr. Welterweight Titles)
     28 Oct    Frankie Klick       New York            W 10
     24 Nov    Kid Chocolate       New York            KO 2
      4 Dec    Cecil Payne         Ohio                KO 5
     15 Dec    Anacleto Locatelli  New York            W 10

     1934

      2 Feb    Anacleto Locatelli  New York            W 12
      1 Mar    Pete Nebo           Kansas              W 10
     13 Mar    Baby Arizmendi      California          W 10
     28 Jun    Frankie Klick       New York            KO 9
     28 Aug    Harry Dublinsky     New York            L 10
     26 Sep    Harry Dublinsky     New York            W 10

     1935

      7 Jan    Eddie Ran           New Jersey          KO 2
     21 Jan    Harold Hughes       New York            W 8
     31 Jan    Leo Rodak           Illinois            W 10
     26 Feb    Chuck Woods         Michigan            L 10
     15 Mar    Chuck Woods         Illinois            W 10
     25 Apr    Eddie Zivic         Pennsylvania        KO 7
     10 May    Lou Ambers          New York            W 15
               (Regained World Lightweight Title)
     10 Jun    Frankie Klick       Washington DC       W 10
     25 Jul    Bobby Pacho         Illinois            W 10
     19 Aug    Frankie Klick       California          W 10
     13 Sep    Joe Ghnouly         Missouri            W 10
      4 Oct    Al Roth             New York            W 15
               (Retained World Lightweight Title)

     1936

     23 Jan    Bricio Garcia       New York            KO 9
     30 Jan    Toots Bashara       Pennsylvania        KO 3
     15 Feb    Billy Hogan         New York            KO 4
      2 Mar    Steve Halaiko       New York            KO 2
      9 Apr    Johnny Jadick       New York            W 10
      8 May    Jimmy McLarnin      New York            W 10
      3 Sep    Lou Ambers          New York            L 15
               (Lost World Lightweight Title)
      5 Oct    Jimmy McLarnin      New York            L 10

     1937

     5 Apr     George Levy         New Jersey          KO 7
     13 Apr    Frankie Wallace     New York            W 8
     24 Apr    Joey Zodda          New York            KO 7
      7 May    Lou Ambers          New York            L 15
               (For World Lightweight Title)

     1938

     17 Oct    Eddie Zivic         Pennsylvania        L 10
     26 Oct    Howard Scott        New Jersey          W 8
      1 Nov    Al Dunbar           New Jersey          KO 3
     22 Nov    Howard Scott        New York            W 8
     10 Dec    Jimmy Murray        New York            W 8
     30 Dec    Eddie Zivic         New York            W 10

     1939

     19 Jan    Wally Hally         Colorado            W 10
     27 Jan    Joe Gavras          California          KO 2
     31 Jan    Everett Simington   California          KO 3
      7 Feb    Bobby Pacho         California          W 10
      7 Mar    Eddie Brink         New York            W 8
     28 Mar    Eddie Brink         New York            L 10
     11 Apr    Jimmy Vaughn        New York            D 8
      1 May    Jimmy Tygh          Pennsylvania        L 10
     15 May    Nick Camarata       Louisiana           D 10
      5 Jun    Harris Blake        New York            L 10
      6 Jul    Joe De Jesus        New York            W 8
     17 Jul    Ambrose Logan       New York            W 8
      3 Aug    Joe De Jesus        New York            W 8
     18 Aug    Joey Wallace        New York            W 8
     26 Aug    Gerald D'Elia       New York            W 8
     19 Sep    Eddie Brink         New York            W 8
      1 Nov    Al "Bummy" Davis    New York            KO by 3