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93 years ago

Tony Canzoneri vs Benny Bass

Tony Canzoneri vs Benny Bass

Date: 10th February 1928

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

Title: NYSAC & NBA World Featherweight Title

Tony Canzoneri
( 46 - 3 - 7 )
Weight: 125 1/2 lbs

Benny Bass
( 98 - 15 - 6 )
Weight: 126 lbs


Future three-weight world champion Tony Canzoneri won his first world crown (Featherweight) from Benny Bass at Madison Square Garden on the 10th February 1928.

Bass, from Philadelphia via Ukraine would hold two world titles during his career. He became World Junior-lightweight champion in December 1929.

Considering that Bass sustained a broken collarbone in the third round he did exceptionally well to take Canzoneri to a split decision.

Canzoneri would go on to hold world titles at Featherweight, Lightweight, and Light-welterweight.