Corporal Izzy Schwartz was born in New York
City on October 23, 1900. Standing only 5' 1", he was a quick boxer, always moving around the
ring. He was knocked out only once, and only KO'ed his opponents a total of seven times in his
117 bout career. The high point of his professional boxing career came on December 16, 1927,
when he won a close decision against Newsboy Brown in New York to claim the disputed flyweight championship.
He then moved up a weight-class to
fight bantamweight champion Bushy Graham in Brooklyn on May 23, 1928. After losing a close
decision to Graham, he lost four straight non-title flyweight decisions before finally giving up the
disputed flyweight title on November 4, 1929. He fought only once more after that before
retiring from boxing.
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