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The Boxing Biographies Newsletter

Volume 4- No 12   2  June ,  2009

Name: Al Roth
Career Record:
Nationality: US American
New York, NY
Hometown: Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 1982-09-16
Age at Death:
Stance: Orthodox
5′ 4″


Career Highlights:
Roth began his professional career as a featherweight in 1932 and fought out of New York City in the mid-1930s. In 1934, he lost a six-round decision to contender (and future world champion) Mike Belloise in January and then lost a 10-round decision in a non-title bout to champ Baby Arizmendi in May.

The following year, Roth lost to Freddie Cochrane in an eight-round decision (he defeated Cochrane in a rematch in 1936), defeated contender Davey Day, and then lost to Hall of Famer Tony Canzoneri in a 15-round decision. He continued to fight in the 1930s as a lightweight and junior welterweight, but never received a title shot, although he fought all-time greats Lou Ambers in 1937 (10-round loss) and Beau Jack in 1941 (knocked out in sixth-round); Roth retired following his fight with Beau Jack.