From Pasadena, California, bantamweight Ernie Hood started his professional career with an impressive 21 consecutive wins before being stopped by Frankie Grandetta at the Pasadena Arena on October 22, 1925. He lost another one to Granetta the next month, but chalked up 8 more consecutive wins before losing one on points to Corporal Izzy Schwartz in New York on October 14, 1926.
After 8 more consecutive wins, he suffered his first KO on January 25, 1929, at the hands of Speedy Dado, 2 minutes and 50 seconds into the first round of a scheduled 10 rounder at Legion Stadium in Hollywood. Five months later, on June 27, 1929, he lost his match against Newsboy Brown by a TKO when the fight had to be stopped because of a cut eye suffered by Hood.
Although accumulating an impressive lifetime record of 55 wins (29 by knockout), 14 losses, and 11 draws over a 10 year span from 1923 to 1933, Hood never held, or was considered as a major condender for, a title.