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Benny LEONARD

"The Ghetto Wizard"

Lightweight

Male

(Benjamin Leiner)
USA, New York City, New York
Born: April 17, 1896, New York City, New York, USA
(some sources report: April 7, 1986)
Died: April 18, 1947, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5ft 5in, mt 1,64

a Jewish boxer


No amateur results

 

Professional record

 
1911
DateOpponentPlaceResult
- Oct. 14Mickey FinneganNew York, United States TKO by 3
+ Oct. 28Young Joe StanleyNew York, United States KO 2
* Nov. 4Johnny FaltersNew York, United States NC 4
* Nov. 11Battling TravisNew York, United States NC 6
+ Nov. 25Young Frankie PassNew York, United States KO 3
+ Dec. 9Young GoldieNew York, United States KO 4
+ Dec. 25Smiling KempNew York, United States KO 1
+ Dec. 25Young MarinoNew York, United States KO 6
+ Dec. 30Paddy ParkerNew York, United States KO 4
 
1912
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 8Lewis GibbsNew York, United States KO 2
+ Jan. 9Willie SingerNew York, United States KO 1
- Jan. 22Bobby DunnBronx, United States KO by
+ Feb. 3Joe KaneNew York, United States KO 5
+ Feb. 12Billy MeyersBrooklyn, United States TKO 1
+ Feb. 24Young GoldieNew York, United States TKO 2
- Mar. 5Joe ShugrueNew York, United States TKO by 4
* Mar. 26Battling TravisNew York, United States NC 6
+ Apr. 8Young GrossNewark, United States TKO 4
+ Apr. 13Packey BrennanNew York, United States TKO 3
- May 3Frankie FlemingNew York, United States KO by 4
* June 28Kid GoldmanNew York, United States NC 6
+ July 19Young PriceNew York, United States KO 5
+ Aug. 30Hank McGowanRutherford, United States KO 6
+ Sept. 13Kid GhettoNew York, United States KO 6
- Sept. 28Kid HermanBronx, United States L 10
+ Nov. 2Special Delivery HirschBronx, United States KO 10
* Dec. 12Jimmy McVeighRutherford, United States NC 6
 
1913
DateOpponentPlaceResult
* Jan. 14Young LustigNew York, United States NC 10
- May 3Eddie PowersNew York, United States L 10
* May 22Eddie PowersRutherford, United States NC 6
+ May 29Dave CroninNew York, United States KO 10
+ June 20 Johnny CarrollBronx, United States KO 1
+ July 12Walter BrooksBronx, United States TKO 10
+ Aug. 2Walter HennesseyBronx, United States TKO 3
- Aug. 16Frankie FlemingBronx, United States L 10
+ Sept. 2Harry Ah ChungNew York, United States TKO 6
- Sept. 27Tommy HouckNew York, United States L 10
+ Oct. 4Young FitzsimmonsBronx, United States KO 10
= Oct. 23 Willie JonesBrooklyn, United States Draw 10
+ Nov. 15Jack SheppardNew York, United States KO 10
- Dec. 8Harry TraceyNew York, United States L 10
+ Dec. 20Danny RidgeNew York, United States KO 10
+ Dec. 30Special Delivery HirschNew York, United States KO 10
 
1914
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 3Charlie BarryBrooklyn, United States KO 10
- Jan. 6Kid BlackNew York, United States L 10
+ Jan. 20Phil BloomNew York, United States W 10
+ Jan. 24Joe StaceyBronx, United States KO 10
+ Mar. 3'Newark' Patsy KlineNew York, United States KO 10
= Apr. 3Abe BrownNew York, United States Draw 10
+ May 30Willie SchaeferBronx, United States KO 10
+ June 20Teddy HubbsBronx, United States KO 10
+ July 18Billy KramerBronx, United States KO 10
+ Aug. 14Tommy HouckElmsford, United States KO 7
- Aug. 22Bobby ReynoldsBronx, United States L 10
+ Aug. 25Eddie WallaceBrooklyn, United States WDQ 10
+ Sept. 7Pal MooreBronx, United States WDQ 10
+ Sept. 16 Joe ThomasNew York, United States WDQ 10
= Oct. 3Phil BloomBrooklyn, United States Draw 10
+ Oct. 31Young DriscollBrooklyn, United States WDQ 10
+ Nov. 7Harry CondonBronx, United States WDQ 10
+ Nov. 26Phil BloomBronx, United States WDQ 10
+ Dec. 12Frankie ConifreyBronx, United States WDQ 10
 
1915
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 11Jack SheppardNew York, United States WDQ 5
+ Jan. 16Johnny DrummieBronx, United States TKO 10
+ Feb. 15Tommy LangdonPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Feb. 18Patsy ClineBronx, United States TKO 10
- Mar. 2 Johnny DundeeNew York, United States L 10
+ Mar. 20Westside Jimmy DuffyBronx, United States TKO 10
+ Mar. 24Joe GoldbergBronx, United States TKO 10
- Apr. 29 Johnny KilbaneNew York, United States L 10
+ May 18 Frankie CallahanNew York, United States TKO 10
+ June 19Al SchumacherBronx, United States TKO 7
= Aug. 13Johnny DrummieFar Rockaway, United StatesDraw 10
+ Oct. 1 Al ThomasNew York, United States KO 10
+ Oct. 19Johnny DrummieNew York, United States KO 10
+ Nov. 8Gene MoriartyBrooklyn, United States KO 3
+ Nov. 13Banty SharpeBronx, United States KO 10
+ Nov. 19Joe AzevedoNew York, United States KO 10
+ Dec. 17Joe MandotNew York, United States KO 7
 
1916
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 1Joe WelshPhiladelphia, United States KO 5
+ Feb. 8Phil BloomBoston, United States TKO 8
+ Feb. 11Shamus O'BrienSyracuse, United States KO 10
+ Feb. 21 Jimmy MurphyPhiladelphia, United States KO 6
+ Feb. 28 Rocky KansasBuffalo, United States KO 10
+ Mar. 8 Johnny DundeeNew York, United States W 15
+ Mar. 13Sam RobideauPhiladelphia, United States KO 6
+ Mar. 17Shamus O'BrienNew York, United States KO 7
+ Mar. 31 Freddie WelshNew York, United States KO 10
+ Apr. 20Phil BloomNew York, United States KO 10
+ May 1Charley ThomasPhiladelphia, United States KO 6
- June 12 Johnny DundeeNew York, United States L 10
+ June 23Vic MoranNew York, United States KO 10
- July 28 Freddie WelshBrooklyn, United States L 10
+ Aug. 18Joe AzevedoSaratoga Springs, United States KO 10
+ Sept. 9Eddie McAndrewsPhiladelphia, United States KO 5
+ Sept. 14Frankie ConifreyHarlem, United States TKO 7
+ Sept. 25Johnny TillmanPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Oct. 9 Johnny NelsonPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Oct. 18Ever HammerKansas City, United States TKO 12
+ Nov. 10Stanley YoakumNew York, United States KO 10
- Nov. 15 Johnny DundeePhiladelphia, United States L 6
+ Nov. 21Harvey ThorpeSaint Louis, United States KO 12
+ Nov. 28Chick SimlerNew York, United States KO 10
 
1917
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 22Eddie WallacePhiladelphia, United States KO 6
+ Jan. 30Phil BloomBrooklyn, United States KO 10
+ Feb. 1 Frankie CallahanBrooklyn, United States W 10
+ Feb. 28Jimmy ReaganNew York, United States KO 10
+ Mar. 12Johnny TillmanPhiladelphia, United States KO 6
+ Mar. 22Packy HommeyBronx, United States KO 9
+ Apr. 19 Richie MitchellMilwaukee, United States TKO 7
+ May 7Charley ThomasPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ May 10Eddie ShannonBrooklyn, United States KO 6
+ May 28 Freddie WelshNew York, United States TKO 9
World Lightweight Title
+ June 4Joe WelshPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ June 18 Johnny NelsonNew York, United States TKO 3
+ July 25 Johnny KilbanePhiladelphia, United States TKO 3
+ Sept. 3Young RectorToronto, Canada TKO 5
+ Sept. 12 Jimmy PaulBronx, United States KO 6
+ Sept. 14Phil BloomPittsburgh, United States KO 2
+ Sept. 21Leo JohnsonNew York, United States TKO 1
+ Sept. 27Eddie DorseyBuffalo, United States KO 2
+ Oct. 5Vic MoranNew York, United States KO 2
+ Oct. 19 Jack BrittonNew York, United States KO 10
+ Oct. 22Eddie WagondPhiladelphia, United States KO 6
+ Oct. 23George ErneBuffalo, United States KO 6
+ Oct. 24Toughy RamserCleveland, United States KO 7
+ Nov. 28Frank KirkeDenver, United States KO 1
+ Dec. 5Gene DelmontSaint Paul, United States KO 8
+ Dec. 12'Irish' Patsy ClinePhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Dec. 17Chick BrownNew Haven, United States TKO 5
+ Dec. 19 Freddie KellyPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
 
1918
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Apr. 8Young Joe BorrellPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Apr. 13 Jack BrazzoPhiladelphia, United States TKO 4
+ May 10Johnny McCarthySan Francisco, United States W 4
+ May 20Louis ReesLos Angeles, United States W 4
+ May 25Mike GolindoSan Diego, United States W 4
+ June 6Barney AdairBuffalo, United States TKO 4
+ June 25 Jack BrittonPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ July 4 Jack BrazzoWildwood, United States TKO 8
+ July 16 Willie JacksonNew York, United States TKO 4
+ July 22Willie GradwellJersey City, United States TKO 5
+ Sept. 16Harry PiercePhiladelphia, United States W 6
* Sept. 23 Ted Kid LewisNewark, United States ND 8
 
1919
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 1Paul DoylePhiladelphia, United States W 6
+ Jan. 13Harlem Eddie KellyPhiladelphia, United States W 6
+ Jan. 20 Johnny DundeeNewark, United States W 8
+ Jan. 31Joe BenjaminSan Francisco, United States W 4
+ Feb. 5 Spider RoachOakland, United States KO 4
+ Feb. 7Wildcat LeonardSacramento, United States KO 4
- Feb. 21 Willie RitchieSan Francisco, United States L 4
+ Mar. 26Harvey ThorpeJoplin, United States TKO 10
+ Apr. 28 Willie RitchieNewark, United States TKO 8
+ May 21George ErneTrenton, United States KO 6
+ June 9Charley PittsMontreal, Canada TKO 10
+ June 16 Johnny DundeePhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ July 23Joe MaloneNewport, United States TKO 3
+ Aug. 11'Irish' Patsy ClinePhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Sept. 4 Soldier BartfieldPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Sept. 8 Johnny ClintonSyracuse, United States TKO 10
+ Sept. 17 Johnny DundeeNewark, United States TKO 8
+ Oct. 1Charley MetrieDetroit, United States TKO 7
+ Oct. 15Phil BloomDetroit, United States TKO 10
+ Nov. 10 Soldier BartfieldJersey City, United States TKO 8
+ Nov. 17Lockport Jimmy DuffyTulsa, United States TKO 2
+ Nov. 27 Soldier BartfieldPhiladelphia, United States TKO 6
+ Dec. 10Mel CooganJersey City, United States TKO 2
+ Dec. 19James Red HerringMemphis, United States TKO 6
+ Dec. 22Jake AbelAtlanta, United States KO 10
 
1920
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Feb. 9 Johnny DundeeJersey City, United States KO 8
+ July 5 Charley WhiteBenton Harbor, United States KO 9
World Lightweight Title
+ Sept. 10KO Willie LoughlinCamden, United States KO 9
+ Sept. 25Pal MoranEast Chicago, United States TKO 10
+ Oct. 4Frankie BrittHartford, United States TKO 5
+ Oct. 8 Johnny SheppardPaterson, United States TKO 3
+ Oct. 18Johnny TillmanAkron, United States W 10
+ Nov. 12KO Willie LoughlinCamden, United States WDQ 10
+ Nov. 17Harlem Eddie KellyNew York, United States WDQ 5
+ Nov. 26 Joe WellingNew York, United States TKO 14
World Lightweight Title
 
1921
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Jan. 14 Richie MitchellNew York, United States TKO 6
World Lightweight Title
+ Feb. 21Eddie MoyDayton, United States TKO 3
+ Feb. 24 Joe WellingSaint Louis, United States W 8
+ June 6 Rocky KansasHarrison, United States W 12
+ Nov. 22 Sailor FriedmanPhiladelphia, United States W 8
+ Dec. 20Tim DroneyPhiladelphia, United States W 8
 
1922
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Feb. 10 Rocky KansasNew York, United States W 15
World Lightweight Title
+ Feb. 25Pal MoranNew Orleans, United States W 10
+ Mar. 20 Johnny ClintonBoston, United States W 10
+ May 19 Soldier BartfieldNew York, United States W 4
- June 26 Jack BrittonBronx, United States LDQ 13
World Welterweight Title
+ July 4 Rocky KansasMichigan City, United States TKO 8
+ July 27 Lew TendlerJersey City, United States TKO 12
+ Aug. 5Ever HammerMichigan City, United States TKO 10
 
1923
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ May 29 Pinky MitchellChicago, United States TKO 10
+ July 9Alex HartPhiladelphia, United States W 8
+ July 24 Lew TendlerBronx, United States W 15
World Lightweight Title
+ Sept. 7Johnny MendelsohnPhiladelphia, United States KO 8
 
1924
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Aug. 11Pal MoranCleveland, United States KO 10
 
 
1925-1930
Inactive
 
1931
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Oct. 6Pal SilversLong Island City, United StatesKO 2
+ Oct. 27 Vittorio LivanBoston, United States KO 3
= Nov. 6Johnny CasperBurlington, United States Draw 10
+ Nov. 23 Buster BrownBaltimore, United States W 10
 
1932
DateOpponentPlaceResult
+ Feb. 29Billy McMahonNew York, United States W 10
+ Apr. 11 Buster BrownNew York, United States W 10
+ Apr. 19Mike SarkoBrooklyn, United States W 6
+ May 2 Willie GarafolaNew York, United States TKO 4
+ May 16Marty GoldmanNewark, United States KO 2
+ May 23 Jimmy AbbottPaterson, United States TKO 6
+ June 8Andy SaviolaBrooklyn, United States W 10
+ June 16Billy AngeloPhiladelphia, United States W 10
+ June 20Joe TrippeRensselaer, United States KO 2
+ July 22Eddie ShapiroBrooklyn, United States W 8
+ July 28 Billy TownsendLong Island City, United StatesW 10
+ Aug. 11 Paulie WalkerBrooklyn, United States W 10
+ Aug. 19Mike SarkoLong Beach, United States W 6
+ Sept. 2Phil RaffertyLong Beach, United States W 6
+ Sept. 8 Jimmy AbbottBrooklyn, United States TKO 3
+ Sept. 12Mike SarkoBronx, United States W 6
- Oct. 7 Jimmy McLarninNew York, United States TKO by 6

 

Summary

Total bouts: 218, Won: 186 (142 inside the limit), Lost: 19 (5 inside the limit), Draw: 5, NC: 7, ND: 1