Inducted on November 12, 1993
Cowboy Joe Lucignano of Hoboken was an outstanding amateur boxer back in the early 1940’s. He won the 1942 New Jersey Golden Gloves Open Class Lightweight Crown and also went to the finals at Madison Square Garden representing All-Eastern States.
After that success Joe turned pro. He won his first 6 bouts before, he was called to serve our country in the armed forces.
While serving our country Joe continued to box, winning eight titles and boxing some of the greatest exhibitions ever seen. He represented the United States with honor both inside the ring as well as out.
After his discharge Joe continued his pro boxing career. Winning his first 20 bouts before, he finally was defeated. Joe boxed until 1949 meeting and beating some of the top weltereweights and middleweights of his time including Pat Murray, Doug Carter, John Darby, Vic Pignataro and Billy Lee. He also held his own with greats as Tippy Larkin, Billy Graham and Mike DeCosmo.
Joe passed away several years ago but he is a welcome addition to the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.
Boxing Record: Joe Lucignano