Tony Canzoneri vs Kid Chocolate

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Tony Canzoneri vs Kid Chocolate
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Date: 
Friday, November 20, 1931
Location: 
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
130/135
Titles at Stake: 
NBA Lightweight & Light Welterweight World Titles
Referee: 
Willie Lewis

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"[O]ne of the noisiest and most disorderly demonstrations the arena ever has witnessed after one of the greatest lightweight championship battles in local ring annals." New York Times

Had Canzoneri, former World Featherweight Champion, made 130 lbs for this bout, he would have been awarded Kid Chocolate's Jr. Lightweight title, and would have become the first four-division champion in history.

Canzoneri won custody of the "Lonsdale Belt originally awarded to Freddie Welsh." (Photo of Mrs. Welsh presenting the title belt to Jimmy Johnston.)

Tony Canzoneri won via split decision.




Fan Cards: Tony Canzoneri vs Kid Chocolate


scorecard by WHAT_IS_THE_DEFAULT_PASSWORD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
TONY CANZONERI
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
143
KID CHOCOLATE
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
143


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
TONY CANZONERI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
145
KID CHOCOLATE
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
140


Comments

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An absolutely incredible fight to watch, even in somewhat unclear black-and-white footage. An absolute must-watch for all boxing aficionados; we are so lucky to see a (nearly) complete and highly competitive championship fight between two all-time greats back in the 30s.

Both fighters let their fists fly yet at the same time displayed excellent skills; Kid rolled, slipped and countered beautifully, while Canzoneri came forward and at times lunged like a man possessed landing some wicked body shots (Canzoneri could hardly be called a conventional fighter, one website called him a 1930s Roy Jones Jr) and he also displayed good head movements making his chin an elusive target even though at times it was sticking out there practically taunting Kid to punch it. They also actively fought in the clinches, they vied for punching space in the clinch unlike some of today's fighters who just hug and wait for the referee to break them apart.

The old-timers were really something else. Some boxing fans claim nostalgia cause us to over-rate the old-timers and modern boxers would definitely beat them; after watching a fight like this I cannot disagree more.