Inducted on September 23, 1973
Patsy Perroni, born in New York City, on February 3rd, 1912, began his boxing career in 1927. A stylish boxer, with a devastating left hook, Perroni barred no one, and met the toughest and the best in his 17 year ring campaign. ‘In 1930, eighteen year old Patsy beat the great Mike McTigue and boxed Maxie Rosenbloom in a 10 round no-decision contest.
Fighting in the mid-west in the early ’30’s, Patsy gained nationwide recognition. defeating Tom Heeney, Eddie Simms, .Johnny Rlsko, Hans Birkie, Joe Sekyra and Adolph Heuser. Campaigning in the East, he defeated Tony Galento, Isidoro Gastanaga, Jack McCarthy and Unknown Winston.
In 1935, Perroni invaded ‘Detroit, the home ground of Joe Louis, and halted the kayo streak of the great Brown Bomber, on his way to the ‘Heavyweight crown, forcing Louis to go the limit, while losing a close decision, by 3 points, in 10 rounds. Patsy never received a second chance, a title shot, while Louis held the crown, and the leading contenders made certain to avoid meeting the dark haired ring terror .. Patsy remained in the limelight, a contender for the title, meeting’ and defeating Jack Trammel, Johnny Erjovec, Gus Dorazio, Sandy McDonald, Roscoe Toles, Roy Lazer, Buddy Walker and AI Delaney.
‘In 125 ring bouts, Perroni lost only 10 bouts, boxed 6 draws and 4 no-decision contests. Winning the rest, 45 by knockouts, and 60 by decision, a great record in a tough era.
After retiring from the squared circle, the handsome and popular ‘Patsy remained active in show business circles, owned night clubs in New York, and his latest in Red Bank, N. J. which he sold recently.
He is the Honorary President of Ring 34. Famed for their charitable promotions in aiding the needy and the aged, in which Patsy and his wife Lucille, lend their fime and efforts. Patsy and his wife, the former Lucillle Starr, were married in Secaucus, N.J. in 1944 and reside in Hazlet, N. J.
Welcome into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Patsy Perroni. Congratulations and Good Luck.
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