Year Inducted: 1974
Nominated By: Sam Jones
Sports Competed In: Boxing
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor
Attended Pueblo Central.
Went to the University of Denver.
● Spent 10 years (1910-28) boxing professionally at the flyweight division.
● "The Battling Newsboy of Pueblo" started his boxing career when he was 15 years old.
● First year as a professional, he whipped Sidney "Kid" Plank for the Flyweight Championship of Colorado.
● Won the Bantamweight division from Jimmy Kelleher of Trinidad and in 1922, still growing, He beat Don "Terror" Long for the Colorado Featherweight Championship.
● Put together a record of 5-6 with one draw in 12 Featherweight fights.
● Other opponents: Sid Terris, Joe Black, Jimmie McLarnen, Joie Stanger, Stewart McLean, Jack Doyle, Eddie Shea, Fidel la Barba, Buddy Taylor, Billy Petrolle "The Fargo Express".
|Date||Opponent||Location||Win/Loss||No. of Rounds|
|Feb. 2, 1922||Sidney (Kid) Belt||Pueblo, CO||W by Pts||10|
|Apr. 20, 1922||Frankie West||Denver, CO||W by Pts||6|
|Aug. 22, 1923||Eddie Mack||Albuquerque, NM||L by DQ||6|
|Sept. 3, 1923||Eddie Mack||Albuquerque, NM||L by Pts||12|
|Sept. 3, 1924||Bud Hamilton||Pueblo, CO||L by KO||4|
|Oct. 17, 1924||Ernie (Kid) Ross||Denver, CO||W by Pts||3|
|Oct. 31, 1924||Bud Hamilton||Denver, CO||DQ||4|
|Nov. 11, 1924||Joe (King) Leopold||Denver, CO||L by Pts||3|
|Jan. 27, 1925||Harry Bramer||Denver, CO||L by Pts||3|
|Dec. 13, 1927||Charley Lupica||Denver, CO||W by Pts||0|
|Feb. 28, 1928||Don Long||Denver, CO||W by Pts||10|
|Apr. 27, 1928||Eddie Mack||Denver, CO||L by Pts||10|
Worked as a boxing coach and football trainer at the University of Denver.
In February of 1976, the GPSA sent a telegram congratulating him on his Induction into the Colorado Hall of Fame.
● Contact Manager for the May Co., in Denver - before entering the restaurant business.
● Owner of the Ringside Lounge - 1120 Seventeenth St., Denver, CO.
Passed away on March 7, 1994.