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 Tony Canzoneri

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Tony Canzoneri

  • Birth 6 Nov 1908 Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 9 Dec 1959 Staten Island, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Burial Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 13058954

Professional Boxer. He was 5 foot 4 and weighed 95 pounds when he began his amateur boxing career in New York. Turning pro in 1925 at age 16, he won the National Boxing Association's version of the bantamweight title. He was considered the best fighter, pound-for-pound in the world with titles to include, Featherweight Champion 1927-28, Lightweight Champion 1930-33, 1935-36 and Jr. Lightweight Champion 1931-33. He retired in 1939 with a career 176 bouts, 141 won, 44 by knockout, lost 24, 1 by knockout, fought 10 draws and 3 no-decisions. In 1956, he was inducted into Ring Magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame and into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 18 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13058954
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tony Canzoneri (6 Nov 1908–9 Dec 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13058954, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .