Joe Choynski

Joseph Bartlett Choynski (/ˈɔɪnski/; November 8, 1868 – January 24, 1943) was an American boxer who fought professionally from 1888 to 1904.[1]

Joe Choynski
Joe Choynski by Genelli, c1893.jpg
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Real nameJoseph Bartlett Choynski
Nickname(s)"The California Terror"
"Little Joe"
"Chrysanthemum" Joe
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 12 in (1.84 m)
NationalityUnited States American
BornNovember 8, 1868
San Francisco, California, United States
DiedJanuary 25, 1943(1943-01-25) (aged 74)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights86
Wins59
Wins by KO39
Losses17
Draws6
No contests4

Boxing careerEdit

"Chrysanthemum Joe", the son of a Jewish Polish immigrant who settled in California in 1867, weighed no more than 176 lb (80 kg) throughout his career but regularly fought heavyweights. He was considered a heavy puncher and a dangerous fighter.

 
Jack Johnson standing behind Joe Choynski. 1909 Chicago Daily News photo

In fact, James J. Jeffries claimed that the hardest blow he ever received in a bout came from Choynski during their 20-round draw. During that bout, Choynski hit Jeffries with a right hand so powerful that the punch drove one of Jeffries' teeth into his lip. The tooth was lodged so deeply that one of Jeffries' cornermen was forced to cut it out with a knife between rounds.

A contemporary of heavyweight champion "Gentleman Jim" (James J. Corbett), the two fought professionally three times. Both were from the San Francisco area, and thus generated a lot of local interest in their rivalry. The highlight of their series of bouts was fought on June 5, 1889, on a barge off the coast of Benicia, California.

The principals agreed that the bout was to be fought wearing two ounce gloves. Corbett had apparently hurt his hand, and Choynski learned of the injury. Accordingly, Choynski "forgot" to bring his gloves to the match, thereby hoping the fight would proceed as a bare-knuckle bout. Corbett, however, declined to fight bare-knuckle, but agreed to allow Choynski to wear leather riding gloves borrowed from a spectator. The riding gloves were seamed, and caused Corbett to suffer many cuts and welts. Nevertheless, Corbett won the legendary bout when he KOed Choynski in the 27th round.

In 1892 he KOd a 39-year-old legend in Boston's George Godfrey.

Choynski was never given an opportunity to fight for the heavyweight title, but enjoyed some stunning successes against famed heavyweights James J. Jeffries and Jack Johnson before they became champions. For example, he held the heavier, larger, and stronger Jeffries to a 20-round draw on November 30, 1892. On February 25, 1901, he faced and KO'ed the young Jack Johnson in three rounds. He then began to train Johnson, helping the younger man develop the style that enabled him to become world champion.

Choynski also fought six-round draws with two other men who later claimed the heavyweight championship of the world: Bob Fitzsimmons on June 17, 1894, and Marvin Hart on November 16, 1903.

Personal lifeEdit

Choynski was born in San Francisco to a Jewish family, the son of Harriet (née Ashim) and Isidor Nathan Choynski.[2][3][4] He had 4 siblings, Herbert, Miriam, Maurice, and Edwin.[3]

In 1895, Choynski married Louise Anderson Miller, an actress in Cincinnati, Ohio.[2]

Halls of FameEdit

In 1998, Choynski’s ability and ring-record were officially recognised by his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Choynski, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.[5]


Professional boxing recordEdit

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec,[6] unless otherwise stated.

Official recordEdit

Professional record summary
86 fights 57 wins 14 losses
By knockout 39 10
By decision 15 4
By disqualification 3 0
Draws 6
No contests 4
Newspaper decisions/draws 5

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted as a win, loss or draw.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
86 Win 57–14–6 (9)   Jack Williams NWS 6 Nov 21, 1904   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85 Loss 57–14–6 (8)   Kid Carter KO 1 (15) Jan 19, 1904   Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
84 Loss 57–13–6 (8)   Marvin Hart NWS 6 Nov 16, 1903   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
83 Win 57–13–6 (7)   Nick Burley KO 7 (10) Aug 7, 1903   D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
82 Loss 56–13–6 (7)   Nick Burley KO 2 (10) Jun 25, 1903   D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
81 Loss 56–12–6 (7)   Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS 6 Mar 30, 1903   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
80 Win 56–12–6 (6)   Peter Maher KO 2 (6) Jan 26, 1903   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
79 Win 55–12–6 (6)   Frank Childs PTS 6 Dec 1, 1901   Lyceum A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
78 Loss 54–12–6 (6)   Philadelphia Jack O'Brien PTS 6 Sep 29, 1901   America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
77 Win 54–11–6 (6)   Al Weinig KO 6 (20) May 2, 1901   Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
76 Loss 53–11–6 (6)   Kid Carter KO 1 (6) Mar 24, 1901   American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Lost American light-heavyweight title
75 Win 53–10–6 (6)   Wild Bill Hanrahan KO 5 (20) Mar 7, 1901   Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Claimed vacant American light-heavyweight title
74 Win 52–10–6 (6)   Jack Johnson KO 3 (20) Feb 25, 1901   Harmony Hall, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
73 Win 51–10–6 (6)   Fred Russell DQ 4 (10) Nov 2, 1900   Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
72 Win 50–10–6 (6)   John Matthews PTS 3 Aug 8, 1900   Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
71 Win 49–10–6 (6)   Jimmy Smith KO 2 (?) Aug 8, 1900   Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
70 Loss 48–10–6 (6)   Tom Sharkey TKO 3 (6) May 8, 1900   Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
69 Loss 48–9–6 (6)   Barbados Joe Walcott TKO 7 (25) Feb 23, 1900   Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
68 Win 48–8–6 (6)   Peter Maher PTS 6 Feb 16, 1900   2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67 Win 47–8–6 (6)   M Woods RTD 2 (?) Feb 11, 1900   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
66 Loss 46–8–6 (6)   Charles Kid McCoy RTD 4 (25) Jan 12, 1900   Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Win 46–7–6 (6)   Tom Carey KO 2 (15) Nov 4, 1899   Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
64 Win 45–7–6 (6)   Steve O'Donnell KO 6 (6) Oct 27, 1899   Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63 Win 44–7–6 (6)   Dick Moore KO 3 (20) Oct 23, 1899   St. Louis A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
62 Win 43–7–6 (6)   Australian Jim Ryan KO 7 (20) Oct 20, 1899   Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
61 Draw 42–7–6 (6)   Charles Kid McCoy PTS 6 Oct 6, 1899   Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
60 NC 42–7–5 (6)   Ed Dunkhorst NC ? (20) Sep 30, 1899   Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S. Bout Scheduled as finale of Colorado Sporting Festival. No result found
59 Win 42–7–5 (5)   Jim Hall KO 3 (20) Sep 25, 1899   Nonpareil A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Retained world light-heavyweight title
58 Win 41–7–5 (5)   Australian Jim Ryan PTS 20 Aug 29, 1899   Auditorium for fistic carnival, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S. Won inaugural world light-heavyweight title
57 Win 40–7–5 (5)   Mexican Pete Everett DQ 7 (25) Aug 4, 1899   Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
56 Win 39–7–5 (5)   Jack McCormick PTS 6 Jul 21, 1899   Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
55 ND 38–7–5 (5)   Willard Bean ND 10 Apr 17, 1899   New Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
54 Loss 38–7–5 (4)   Charles Kid McCoy PTS 20 Mar 24, 1899   Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
53 Win 38–6–5 (4)   Ed Dunkhorst PTS 6 Dec 19, 1898   Fort Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
52 Loss 37–6–5 (4)   Gus Ruhlin PTS 6 Nov 4, 1898   Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
51 Win 37–5–5 (4)   Joe Goddard NWS 6 Sep 12, 1898   Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50 Draw 37–5–5 (3)   Tom Sharkey PTS 8 (20) Mar 11, 1898   Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. Choynski fell out of the ring and the fight was declared a draw
49 Draw 37–5–4 (3)   James J. Jeffries PTS 20 Nov 30, 1897   National A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
48 Win 37–5–3 (3)   Herman Bernau TKO 4 (6) Oct 11, 1897   Grand Opera House, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
47 Win 36–5–3 (3)   Denver Ed Smith DQ 4 (20) May 10, 1897   Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Win 35–5–3 (3)   Frank Dwyer PTS 4 Jan 2, 1897   Allegheny Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
45 Loss 34–5–3 (3)   Peter Maher KO 6 (20) Nov 16, 1896   Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Win 34–4–3 (3)   Joe McAuliffe KO 4 (10) Aug 28, 1896   Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
43 Loss 33–4–3 (3)   Tom Sharkey PTS 8 Apr 16, 1896   People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, U.S.
42 Win 33–3–3 (3)   Jim Hall KO 13 (20) Jan 20, 1896   Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
41 Win 32–3–3 (3)   Frank Childs KO 3 (3) Nov 15, 1895   Sam T. Jack's Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
40 Win 31–3–3 (3)   Dick Wilson KO 2 (?) Aug 20, 1895   Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
39 Win 30–3–3 (3)   Jack Cattanach KO 2 (10) Jun 3, 1895   Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
38 Draw 29–3–3 (3)   Dan Creedon PTS 6 Mar 21, 1895   Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Pre-arranged draw if no KO
37 Win 29–3–2 (3)   Mike Madden PTS 4 Mar 11, 1895   Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
36 Win 28–3–2 (3)   Jim Douglass PTS 3 Feb 25, 1895   Triangle AC, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35 Draw 27–3–2 (3)   Bob Armstrong PTS 6 Sep 19, 1894   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34 Win 27–3–1 (3)   Mike Boden KO 3 (4) Sep 17, 1894   Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33 Win 26–3–1 (3)   Harry Miller RTD 3 (6) Sep 15, 1894   People's Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
32 Draw 25–3–1 (3)   Bob Fitzsimmons PTS 5 (8) Jun 18, 1894   Boston Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Choynski was down and bloodied when the police stepped in
and would likely have been knocked out had the fight continued
The bout was declared a draw. Pre-fight agreement that the fight could only be won via KO
31 Win 25–3 (3)   Tommy West PTS 3 Feb 6, 1893   Portland, Oregon, U.S.
30 Win 24–3 (3)   Mike Boden KO 4 (?) Dec 29, 1892   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
29 Win 23–3 (3)   Bob Ferguson PTS 4 Dec 29, 1892   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
28 Win 22–3 (3)   Jack Fallon KO 4 (?) Nov 26, 1892   Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Win 21–3 (3)   Denny Kelliher PTS 2 Nov 24, 1892   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
26 Win 20–3 (3)   Charles C. Smith KO 4 (?) Nov 21, 1892   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
25 Win 19–3 (3)   George Godfrey KO 15 (?) Oct 31, 1892   Coney Island A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
24 Win 18–3 (3)   Jack Hart PTS 3 May 29, 1892   London, England, U.K.
23 Win 17–3 (3)   William Patmore KO 1 (?) May 27, 1892   London, England, U.K.
22 Win 16–3 (3)   Mike Horrigan KO 1 (?) May 24, 1892   London, England, U.K.
21 Win 15–3 (3)   Denver Ed Smith PTS 4 Apr 30, 1892   Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20 Win 14–3 (3)   Philadelphia Tommy Ryan KO 2 (?) Apr 22, 1892   Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Not to be confused with Tommy Ryan
19 Win 13–3 (3)   Charles Bull McCarthy KO 2 (?) Apr 21, 1892   Clermont Rink, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
18 Win 12–3 (3)   Jerry Slattery KO 2 (?) Apr 19, 1892   Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 11–3 (3)   Joe Godfrey KO 1 (?) Apr 9, 1892   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16 Loss 10–3 (3)   Jim Hall NWS 4 Apr 2, 1892   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15 Win 10–3 (2)   Billy Woods KO 34 (?) Dec 17, 1891   Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
14 Loss 9–3 (2)   Joe Goddard KO 4 (20) Jul 20, 1891   Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia For Australian heavyweight title
13 Win 9–2 (2)   Owen Sullivan KO 2 (8) Jun 20, 1891   Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 Win 8–2 (2)   Mick Dooley KO 2 May 25, 1891   Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia A finish fight
11 Loss 7–2 (2)   Joe Goddard RTD 4 (20) Feb 10, 1891   Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia For Australian heavyweight title
10 Win 7–1 (2)   Jim Fogarty RTD 10 Nov 24, 1890   Australian AC, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia A finish fight
9 Win 6–1 (2)   Jack Davies KO 9 (?) May 26, 1890   Occidental A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
8 Win 5–1 (2)   Billy Wilson KO 2 (?) Mar 26, 1890   Golden Gate A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
7 Win 4–1 (2)   Frank McLarney KO 2 (?) Jan 25, 1890   Portland, Oregon, U.S.
6 ND 3–1 (2)   Billy McCarthy ND 4 Aug 27, 1889   California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
5 Loss 3–1 (1)   James J. Corbett KO 27 (?) Jun 5, 1889   Benicia Harbor, California, U.S.
4 NC 3–0 (1)   James J. Corbett NC 4 (?) May 30, 1889   San Francisco, California, U.S. Bout stopped by the police
3 Win 3–0   Frank Glover KO 14 Feb 26, 1889   San Francisco, California, U.S. A finish fight
2 Win 2–0   H McDonald PTS 3 Dec 26, 1888   San Francisco, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0   George Bush KO 2 (?) Nov 14, 1888   San Francisco, California, U.S.

Unofficial recordEdit

Professional record summary
86 fights 59 wins 17 losses
By knockout 39 10
By decision 17 7
By disqualification 3 0
Draws 6
No contests 4

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
86 Win 59–17–6 (4)   Jack Williams NWS 6 Nov 21, 1904   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85 Loss 58–17–6 (4)   Kid Carter KO 1 (15) Jan 19, 1904   Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
84 Loss 58–16–6 (4)   Marvin Hart NWS 6 Nov 16, 1903   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
83 Win 58–15–6 (4)   Nick Burley KO 7 (10) Aug 7, 1903   D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
82 Loss 57–15–6 (4)   Nick Burley KO 2 (10) Jun 25, 1903   D.A.A.A. Rink, Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
81 Loss 57–14–6 (4)   Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS 6 Mar 30, 1903   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
80 Win 57–13–6 (4)   Peter Maher KO 2 (6) Jan 26, 1903   Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
79 Win 56–13–6 (4)   Frank Childs PTS 6 Dec 1, 1901   Lyceum A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
78 Loss 55–13–6 (4)   Philadelphia Jack O'Brien PTS 6 Sep 29, 1901   America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
77 Win 55–12–6 (4)   Al Weinig KO 6 (20) May 2, 1901   Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
76 Loss 54–12–6 (4)   Kid Carter KO 1 (6) Mar 24, 1901   American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Lost American light-heavyweight title
75 Win 54–11–6 (4)   Wild Bill Hanrahan KO 5 (20) Mar 7, 1901   Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Claimed vacant American light-heavyweight title
74 Win 53–11–6 (4)   Jack Johnson KO 3 (20) Feb 25, 1901   Harmony Hall, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
73 Win 52–11–6 (4)   Fred Russell DQ 4 (10) Nov 2, 1900   Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
72 Win 51–11–6 (4)   John Matthews PTS 3 Aug 8, 1900   Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
71 Win 50–11–6 (4)   Jimmy Smith KO 2 (?) Aug 8, 1900   Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
70 Loss 49–11–6 (4)   Tom Sharkey TKO 3 (6) May 8, 1900   Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
69 Loss 49–10–6 (4)   Barbados Joe Walcott TKO 7 (25) Feb 23, 1900   Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
68 Win 49–9–6 (4)   Peter Maher PTS 6 Feb 16, 1900   2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67 Win 48–9–6 (4)   M Woods RTD 2 (?) Feb 11, 1900   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
66 Loss 47–9–6 (4)   Charles Kid McCoy RTD 4 (25) Jan 12, 1900   Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Win 47–8–6 (4)   Tom Carey KO 2 (15) Nov 4, 1899   Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
64 Win 46–8–6 (4)   Steve O'Donnell KO 6 (6) Oct 27, 1899   Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63 Win 45–8–6 (4)   Dick Moore KO 3 (20) Oct 23, 1899   St. Louis A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
62 Win 44–8–6 (4)   Australian Jim Ryan KO 7 (20) Oct 20, 1899   Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
61 Draw 43–8–6 (4)   Charles Kid McCoy PTS 6 Oct 6, 1899   Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
60 NC 43–8–5 (4)   Ed Dunkhorst NC ? (20) Sep 30, 1899   Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S. Bout Scheduled as finale of Colorado Sporting Festival. No result found
59 Win 43–8–5 (3)   Jim Hall KO 3 (20) Sep 25, 1899   Nonpareil A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Retained world light-heavyweight title
58 Win 42–8–5 (3)   Australian Jim Ryan PTS 20 Aug 29, 1899   Auditorium for fistic carnival, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S. Won inaugural world light-heavyweight title
57 Win 41–8–5 (3)   Mexican Pete Everett DQ 7 (25) Aug 4, 1899   Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, U.S.
56 Win 40–8–5 (3)   Jack McCormick PTS 6 Jul 21, 1899   Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
55 ND 39–8–5 (3)   Willard Bean ND 10 Apr 17, 1899   New Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
54 Loss 39–8–5 (2)   Charles Kid McCoy PTS 20 Mar 24, 1899   Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
53 Win 39–7–5 (2)   Ed Dunkhorst PTS 6 Dec 19, 1898   Fort Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
52 Loss 38–7–5 (2)   Gus Ruhlin PTS 6 Nov 4, 1898   Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
51 Win 38–6–5 (2)   Joe Goddard NWS 6 Sep 12, 1898   Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50 Draw 37–6–5 (2)   Tom Sharkey PTS 8 (20) Mar 11, 1898   Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. Choynski fell out of the ring and the fight was declared a draw
49 Draw 37–6–4 (2)   James J. Jeffries PTS 20 Nov 30, 1897   National A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
48 Win 37–6–3 (2)   Herman Bernau TKO 4 (6) Oct 11, 1897   Grand Opera House, Galveston, Texas, U.S.
47 Win 36–6–3 (2)   Denver Ed Smith DQ 4 (20) May 10, 1897   Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
46 Win 35–6–3 (2)   Frank Dwyer PTS 4 Jan 2, 1897   Allegheny Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
45 Loss 34–6–3 (2)   Peter Maher KO 6 (20) Nov 16, 1896   Broadway A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Win 34–5–3 (2)   Joe McAuliffe KO 4 (10) Aug 28, 1896   Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
43 Loss 33–5–3 (2)   Tom Sharkey PTS 8 Apr 16, 1896   People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, U.S.
42 Win 33–4–3 (2)   Jim Hall KO 13 (20) Jan 20, 1896   Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
41 Win 32–4–3 (2)   Frank Childs KO 3 (3) Nov 15, 1895   Sam T. Jack's Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
40 Win 31–4–3 (2)   Dick Wilson KO 2 (?) Aug 20, 1895   Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
39 Win 30–4–3 (2)   Jack Cattanach KO 2 (10) Jun 3, 1895   Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
38 Draw 29–4–3 (2)   Dan Creedon PTS 6 Mar 21, 1895   Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Pre-arranged draw if no KO
37 Win 29–4–2 (2)   Mike Madden PTS 4 Mar 11, 1895   Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
36 Win 28–4–2 (2)   Jim Douglass PTS 3 Feb 25, 1895   Triangle AC, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35 Draw 27–4–2 (2)   Bob Armstrong PTS 6 Sep 19, 1894   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34 Win 27–4–1 (2)   Mike Boden KO 3 (4) Sep 17, 1894   Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33 Win 26–4–1 (2)   Harry Miller RTD 3 (6) Sep 15, 1894   People's Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
32 Draw 25–4–1 (2)   Bob Fitzsimmons PTS 5 (8) Jun 18, 1894   Boston Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Choynski was down and bloodied when the police stepped in
and would likely have been knocked out had the fight continued
The bout was declared a draw. Pre-fight agreement that the fight could only be won via KO
31 Win 25–4 (2)   Tommy West PTS 3 Feb 6, 1893   Portland, Oregon, U.S.
30 Win 24–4 (2)   Mike Boden KO 4 (?) Dec 29, 1892   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
29 Win 23–4 (2)   Bob Ferguson PTS 4 Dec 29, 1892   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
28 Win 22–4 (2)   Jack Fallon KO 4 (?) Nov 26, 1892   Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27 Win 21–4 (2)   Denny Kelliher PTS 2 Nov 24, 1892   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
26 Win 20–4 (2)   Charles C. Smith KO 4 (?) Nov 21, 1892   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
25 Win 19–4 (2)   George Godfrey KO 15 (?) Oct 31, 1892   Coney Island A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
24 Win 18–4 (2)   Jack Hart PTS 3 May 29, 1892   London, England, U.K.
23 Win 17–4 (2)   William Patmore KO 1 (?) May 27, 1892   London, England, U.K.
22 Win 16–4 (2)   Mike Horrigan KO 1 (?) May 24, 1892   London, England, U.K.
21 Win 15–4 (2)   Denver Ed Smith PTS 4 Apr 30, 1892   Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20 Win 14–4 (2)   Philadelphia Tommy Ryan KO 2 (?) Apr 22, 1892   Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Not to be confused with Tommy Ryan
19 Win 13–4 (2)   Charles Bull McCarthy KO 2 (?) Apr 21, 1892   Clermont Rink, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
18 Win 12–4 (2)   Jerry Slattery KO 2 (?) Apr 19, 1892   Niblo's Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
17 Win 11–4 (2)   Joe Godfrey KO 1 (?) Apr 9, 1892   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16 Loss 10–4 (2)   Jim Hall NWS 4 Apr 2, 1892   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15 Win 10–3 (2)   Billy Woods KO 34 (?) Dec 17, 1891   Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
14 Loss 9–3 (2)   Joe Goddard KO 4 (20) Jul 20, 1891   Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia For Australian heavyweight title
13 Win 9–2 (2)   Owen Sullivan KO 2 (8) Jun 20, 1891   Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
12 Win 8–2 (2)   Mick Dooley KO 2 May 25, 1891   Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia A finish fight
11 Loss 7–2 (2)   Joe Goddard RTD 4 (20) Feb 10, 1891   Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia For Australian heavyweight title
10 Win 7–1 (2)   Jim Fogarty RTD 10 Nov 24, 1890   Australian AC, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia A finish fight
9 Win 6–1 (2)   Jack Davies KO 9 (?) May 26, 1890   Occidental A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
8 Win 5–1 (2)   Billy Wilson KO 2 (?) Mar 26, 1890   Golden Gate A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
7 Win 4–1 (2)   Frank McLarney KO 2 (?) Jan 25, 1890   Portland, Oregon, U.S.
6 ND 3–1 (2)   Billy McCarthy ND 4 Aug 27, 1889   California A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
5 Loss 3–1 (1)   James J. Corbett KO 27 (?) Jun 5, 1889   Benicia Harbor, California, U.S.
4 NC 3–0 (1)   James J. Corbett NC 4 (?) May 30, 1889   San Francisco, California, U.S. Bout stopped by the police
3 Win 3–0   Frank Glover KO 14 Feb 26, 1889   San Francisco, California, U.S. A finish fight
2 Win 2–0   H McDonald PTS 3 Dec 26, 1888   San Francisco, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0   George Bush KO 2 (?) Nov 14, 1888   San Francisco, California, U.S.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBHOF/Joe Choynski Archived 2006-03-17 at the Wayback Machine, IBHOF.com, Retrieved on 1–1–08
  2. ^ a b "Joseph Bartlett Choynski: Foremost Jewish Boxer of San Francisco & Light-Heavyweight Champion". Jewish Museum of the American West.
  3. ^ a b "Harriet Ashim Choynski: Early Jewish Pioneer Educator of San Francisco". Jewish Museum of the American West.
  4. ^ "Isidor Nathan Choynski: Foremost Pioneer Jewish Journalist of Early San Francisco". Jewish Museum of the American West.
  5. ^ International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at www.jewishsports.net
  6. ^ "BoxRec: Login".

External linksEdit

Titles in pretence
New title World Light Heavyweight Champion
August 29, 1899
Vacant
Title next held by
Len Harvey