BERNSTEIN, JOSEPH ("JOE"):
American pugilist; born in November, 1877, in New York city. He first appeared in the ring in 1894, during which year he gained no less than five victories. In 1895 he won four fights and drew two, thus establishing himself as a featherweight of acknowledged prowess. In succeeding years he added greatly to his reputation.
Probably no other adept in boxing of his age has appeared in the ring so often as Bernstein, who has fought nearly 80 battles in seven years. Of these he has won 44, drawn 26, and lost 7, and in one case there was no decision. He defeated Jack Connors, James Larkins, William O'Donnell, and Solly Smith.