Joey
Straiges


JOSEPH A. "JOEY" STRAIGES was born on February 1, 1915 in Pennsylvania to Peter and Anna Straiges. His father passed away prior to 1920. At the time of the census he was living with his mother Anna, brother Anthony, and sisters Catherine and Letty in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County PA. 

He fought as a junior lightweight and lightweight in the mid 1930s, and was a highly regarded prospect at the beginning of his career. His most notable opponent was Pedro Montanez, who fought twice for the world lightweight title. Montanez scored a fourth round TKO when Straiges mouth was badly cut.

The 1947 Camden City Directory shows that Joseph Straiges was living with wife Theresa at 567 Spruce Street in Camden. Joseph Straiges spent his later years in Collingswood NJ. He died November 15, 1994. 


Joe Straiges  

Sex Male
Nationality United States
Hometown Camden, NJ
Division Lightweight

Career Record

  Won 9 (KOs 0) | Lost 8 | Drawn 1 | Tot 17   1 Fight unknown at this time
Date   Lb Opponent Lb WLD Last 6 Location Result
1938-10-24   Joey Ferrando   25-8-2
           
Washington, DC, USA L PTS 8
1938-10-12   Bucky Taylor   4-8-0
           
Baltimore, MD, USA L PTS 8
1938-04-25   Yucatan Kid   9-1-0
           
Richmond, VA, USA L PTS 8
1938-04-04   Abe Denner   5-0-0
         
Washington, DC, USA W PTS 8
1938-03-07   Ray Ingram   7-11-2
           
Richmond, VA, USA W PTS 10
1938-02-04   Anthony King   2-0-0
   
Cambria Club, Philadelphia PA L TKO 2
1938-01-03   Eddie Alzek   33-11-2
           
Washington, DC, USA W PTS 8
1937-10-23   Pedro Montanez   57-4-4
           
Rockland Palace, Harlem, NY, USA L TKO 4
Badly cut mouth stopped fight
1937-06-22   Felix Garcia   8-4-2
           
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, NY, USA L PTS 6
1937-06-01   Young Chappie   3-15-1
           
New York Coliseum, Bronx, NY, USA W PTS 6
1937-03-01   Irish Eddie Dunne   21-2-2
           
Washington, DC, USA L PTS 8
1937-02-10   Young Chappie   1-9-0
           
Hippodrome, New York, NY, USA D PTS 6
1936-12-16   Louis Diaz   3-6-3
         
Hippodrome, New York, NY, USA W PTS 6
1936-9-1   Tony Strazzeri              
1936   Norman Rahn         W PTS 8
1936   Billy Mariner         W TKO 3
1836-03-03   Joe Ettore       Convention Hall, Camden W TKO 7
1936-01-19   Norment Quarles   16-1-1
           
Richmond, VA, USA L KO 4
1935-05-20 134 Jimmy Wade 137 0-3-0
     
USA W PTS 8

- NB this record may be incomplete/inaccurate a


Camden Courier-Post - March 3, 1936

MICKEY DUCA BATTLES ENNO IN WINDUP HERE
Junior Lightweights meet Tonight in Main Go at Convention Hall
STRAIGES FACES BRAUN

Mickey Duca of Paulsboro, and Paul Enno of the Philippine Islands tangle here tonight in a return bout at the Convention Hall Annex.  

The two junior Lightweights met in a spectacular six-rounder \a  couple months ago and Duca won a clear cut verdict. Tonight they clash in a eight-rounder and local fight devotees are anticipating another sensational scrap.

Their first fight, a rapid-fire battle from the opening gong, was an even Stephen tilt for the first four rounds, both of them throwing myriad punches. Duca, however, had more in reserve than Enno. Mickey threw caution to the winds at the start of the filth and outslugged the doughty little Filipino club tighter during the final two sessions.

The fracas stole the show and both of the kids got a great hand when they left the ring. Enno has been fighting consistently since that fuss, while Duca hasn't engaged in many bouts. But Mickey always is in shape and Enno can look forward to another tough fight even though he deserves the decision.

Straiges In Semi-Final  

Joey Straiges of South Camden, makes his first start here in many months, when he meets Grover Braun of Trenton, in the eight-round semifinal. Joey is one of the cleverest  youngsters in the city, but is expected to be pushed by Braun, who, according to Promoter Lew McFarland, is a tough puncher.

Joey Straiges, clever South Camden lightweight who hasn’t shown before a hometown audience in months returns to the wars to meet Grover Braun in the eight round semi-final.

The main preliminary probably has roused as much interest as the main event. Harry Smith of North Camden, and Buddy Goodrich of Third and Federal Streets, are the contestants and they are tilting in a return match.

Last summer the pair met in an outdoor bout and Smith was a clear cut winner winner. Goodrich wasn't in the best of shape at that time and neither was he in condition when he knocked out Mike Fahn of Delaware Gardens, in the last show held here.

Goodrich Comes Through

­Since he beat Goodrich, Smith lost his only start here to Freddy Lewis, Maple Shade knocker-out, who won the fuss all the way. When Smith lost to Lewis, Goodrich clamored for a return go with him to Promoter Lew McFarland, but the latter put him off till he was forced to draft Buddy as a last-minute substitute to fight Fahn.

When Goodrich scored a one round knockout over Fahn, despite the fact that he still was hog fat, he again wanted Smith and Lew McFarland signed them to meet tomorrow night. Goodrich claims he has trained for the bout and Smith says he’s in the pink, so the scrap may be the best of the night.

Goodrich possesses a murderous, long, looping right which will drop a heavyweight if it lands, but Smith can take it, is a fairly smart puncher and never has stopped in his home bailiwick.

In the two other six-rounders, Forrest "Dutch” Eisenhardt of Westmont meets Harry Taylor, champion of the Colored Elks, and Joe Mancuso of Maple Shade faces Pat Patitucci of Elmer.


Camden Courier-Post - March 4, 1936

MICKEY DUCA BEATS ENNO IN RETURN GO
Paulsboro Youngster Again Defeats Filipino In Eight-­Rounder Here

LOCAL FIGHT RESULTS

Mickey Duca, 130, Paulshoro, won decision over Paul Enno, 130, Philippine Islands, In eight rounds.

Joey Striages, 134, South Camden, scored technical knockout over Joe Ettore, 137, Philadelphia, in seventh round.

Harry Smith, 166, North Camden, won decision over Buddy Goodrich, 161, in six rounds.

Harry Taylor, 178, South Camden, knocked out Forrest”Dutch” Eisenhart, 178, Westmont, in second round. Time- 58 seconds.

Joe Mancuso, 140, Maple Shade, knocked out Pat Patatucci, 142, Elmer, in second round. Time- 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

Referee- Irv Kutchner

BY JAMES FOODY  

Although gaining the nod by the slightest margin, Mickey Duca of Paulsboro, today holds another win over Paul Enno, hard working Philippine Island boxer. 

They collided in a return fracas here last night in the 8-round windup at the Convention Hall Annex and the Paulsboro battler was awarded the referee's nod. Both youngsters weighed 130 pounds. A small gathering of approximately 300 fans turned out for the show. 

 In their first meeting, the action was fast and both boys threw punches from every direction. Duca grabbed the decision when he punch­ed his way to fair margins in the first four rounds, the last three be­ing credited to the tanned Invader. The fifth session was about even. 

Duca Good In Early Stages 

 The Jersey boxer, who halls from a fighting family, landed the most damaging punches and had Enno's nose and mouth bleeding in the late stages. The latter retaliated and drew gore from Mickey's nose in the last chucker. 

Joey Straiges, 134, hard-punching downtowner, scored a technical knockout over Joe Ettore, 137, of South Philadelphia, after six rounds of fighting in the scheduled eight ­round semi-final. 

The South Camden Italian floored his foe in the sixth, but the bell saved the Philadelphian after the referee had reached the count at three. A short right cross did the trick. The Philadelphian was unable to come out for the seventh round and the localite was given a tech­nical knockout victory. 

Action was shown with Straiges gaining five of the six rounds, the first being even. He proved entirely too clever for his smaller toe, dancing and jabbing a lightning left to Ettore's head. 

In a slow, listless battle, Harry Smith, 166, of North Camden, chalked up his second win over Buddy Goodrich, 161, also of Cam­den. In the third match of six rounds. 

The North Camdenite did most of the fighting, but there was little at that. His punches failed to carry any weight, while Goodrich was on the defensive throughout. 

Referee Irv Kutchner warned the men after the end at the second round, but they continued their col­orless exhibition. The fans yelled their disapproval from the opening bell. 

Taylor Scores Knockout 

A fast, looping right enabled Harry  Taylor, 178, South Camden battler, to stow away Forrest "Dutch" Eisenhardt, 175, of Westmont, after 58 seconds of action at the second round in the second bout. 

Eisenhardt had compiled a big lead, smacking his rival for a nine ­count knockdown in the first round. However, in the second round "Dutch’s" head hit the canvas hard and he staggered to his feet at the count of 10 with Taylor then throwing the haymaker.

Joe Mancuso, 146, Maple Shade, knocked out Pat Patatucci, 142, of Elmer, after 2 minutes 22 seconds with a stiff right uppercut to the chin in the second round of the first bout.

Pay had much the better of the going, dropping his rival for a no count knockdown. He was holding his own before the Maple Shade clouter unleashed his lethal punch.

Goodrich Comes Through

Since he beat Goodrich, Smith lost his only start here to Freddy Lewis, Maple Shade knocker-out, who won the fuss all the way. When Smith lost to Lewis, Goodrich clamored for a return go with him to Promoter Lew McFarland, but the latter put him off till he was forced to draft Buddy as a last-minute substitute to fight Fahn.

When Goodrich scored a one round knockout over Fahn, despite the fact that he still was hog fat, he again wanted Smith and Lew McFarland signed them to meet tomorrow night. Goodrich claims he has trained for the bout and Smith says he’s in the pink, so the scrap may be the best of the night.

Goodrich possesses a murderous, long, looping right which will drop a heavyweight if it lands, but Smith can take it, is a fairly smart puncher and never has stopped in his home bailiwick.

In the two other six-rounders, Forrest "Dutch” Eisenhardt of Westmont meets Harry Taylor, champion of the Colored Elks, and Joe Mancuso of Maple Shade faces Pat Patitucci of Elmer.


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Camden Courier-Post - February 4, 1938

LEW MASSEY VICTOR OVER MIDGET WOLGAST

Lew Massey, 137, Southwark, punched out a 10-round decision last night over Midget Wolgast, 139, of the same section, in the feature bout at the Philadelphia Cambria Club.

Anthony King, 136, Philadelphia, scored a technical knockout in the second round over Joey Straiges, 134, of Camden.

In the other bouts, Jack Sheppard, 134, won the decision over Jim Davis, 134; Felix Di Paolo, 179, won the decision over Hank Gowdy, 172, and Herman Matteo, 126, scored a technical kayo in the second over Johnny McShea, 118. All are Philadelphia.


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