Barbados Joe Walcott

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Joe Walcott
Barbados Joe Walcott portrait.jpg
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Real nameJoe Walcott
Nickname(s)Barbados Demon
Black Demon
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Reach65 in (165 cm)
Nationality Flag of Barbados.svg Bajan
Born(1873-03-13)March 13, 1873
Demerara, British Guyana
DiedOctober 4, 1935(1935-10-04) (aged 62)
Massillon, Ohio
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights157
Wins96
Wins by KO57
Losses31
Draws27
No contests3

Joe Walcott (March 13, 1873 October 1, 1935), also known as Barbados Joe Walcott to distinguish him from the more contemporary Guyanese boxer known by the same name, was a Bajan born professional boxer who reigned as the World Welterweight Champion from 1901-1906, becoming the first black man ever to capture the title. He was elected to The Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1955 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Walcott was a formidable fighter with exceptional power to his punch. His manager was Tom O'Rourke. In evidence, his wins were an impressive 60% by knockout.

Nat Fleischer rated Walcott as the greatest welterweight of all time and in 2003 he was included in the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. He was elected to The Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1955 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. [1]

"Barbados" Joe Walcott was the idol of the more contemporary boxer Arnold Cream, who adopted his idol's real name as his own having gone by Jersey Joe Walcott in the ring. [2]

Early life and career

Walcott was born on March 13, 1873, in Demerara, Guyana, according to several sources, though he spent most of his youth in Barbados. As a youngster he set out to see the world and got a job as a cabin boy on a ship sailing to Boston that arrived around 1887. [3] He soon settled in Boston as a piano mover, and porter and took other odd jobs as well. Later, he landed a job in a gym, and became popular with even the best of the boxers as an able opponent before turning professional. His amateur boxing and wrestling years spanned roughly from 1887-89. [4] [3]

Professional career

His early professional boxing years between 1890 and 1896 focused in the areas of Boston and New York city. One of his more noteworthy bouts included a 15-round draw with Mysterious Billy Smith, and a fifteen-round loss to George "Kid Lavigne" in March and December 1895. He lost to Welsh born middleweight Tommy West in 1894 and 1897. West acted as a sparring partner for Walcott in late October 1904. [3]

First attempts at the world lightweight and welterweight championships

Walcott first challenged for the Lightweight Championship on October 29, 1897, at the Lennox Athletic Club in New York, but was TKO'ed by the champion George "Kid" Lavigne in the 12th round. He was also unsuccessful in his first attempt to win the world Welterweight championship when Mysterious Billy Smith outpointed him on December 6, 1898. Likely his most frequent opponent, Walcott fought Smith six times in his career. [5]

On February 23, 1900, Walcott met the Jewish light heavyweight, Joe Choynski, winning in a surprising seventh-round TKO, though outweighed by 16 pounds and conceding his opponent a full foot advantage in height. Likely sensing the need for a quick start against his gifted opponent, Walcott sent Choynski to the mat five times in the first round and was the aggressor throughout the bout. [5] Choynski, a 3-1 betting favorite before the bout, suddenly became a 2-1 underdog after the sound of the first round bell. [6] Walcott seemed to have a slight advantage in the second, though Choynski landed a solid blow. By the third round, Walcott pressed his advantage with a superior defense, and landed blows nearly at will before the sound of the bell. The fourth seemed even, with the fifth entirely in Walcott's favor, while in the sixth Walcott cut Choynski's right eye. Walcott sent Choynski to the floor again in the seventh, battering his clearly exhausted opponent. Stopping the final round 38 seconds in, the referee said later that he "felt another blow to Choynski would have put him out." [7]

On September 27, 1901, Walcott impressively defeated Irish boxer George Gardner in a twenty-round points decision at the Mechanic's Pavilion in San Francisco, California. The pre-fight betting was light before the match with Gardner a 10-8 favorite. [8] Gardner, at just under six feet, and holding a serious reach advantage over Walcott, would briefly hold the light heavyweight championship of the world from July through November 1903. Walcott was the aggressor throughout the bout, landing more clean blows, though there was a great deal of clinching and wrestling throughout the furious bout, likely a result of the mismatch in reach between the two opponents. In the first round, Walcott brought Gardner to his knees from a left and right to the head for a nine count, though Gardner returned to the fighting unfazed. [9]

Taking the world welterweight championship from Rube Ferns, 1901

Walcott won the world welterweight title on December 18, 1901 in Buffalo, New York, from reigning champion James "Rube" Ferns achieving a technical knockout in the fifth round. Ferns, from the reaction of the Buffalo crowd as he entered the ring, appeared to be the favorite. Walcott sent Ferns to the floor twice in the fifth round, the first a solid blow to the jaw. Rube took the count both times. At the end, the referee stopped the bout to prevent a knockout. Ferns began to weaken as early as the third round, and in the fourth Walcott sent Ferns through the ropes. [5] [10] The bout featured a clinch in the fourth round that brought both boxers to the mat, possibly a result of a tiring Walcott attempting to counter Fern's six inch height advantage and superior reach. The match brought roughly 2,000 spectators to the club house, and tickets ranged from a respectable $2 to $5. [11] "Walcott battered down Ferns with terrific body blows, and right and left swings to the head. To save Ferns from being completely knocked out, Referee McBride stopped the bout." - Toronto Star.

After the fight, Rube Ferns stated "Well, he won, and I have nothing to say against it. I don't know anybody at the weight - no, nor a good deal above it - that can beat him."

On June 23, 1902, Walcott faced Tommy West in a title defense of his world welterweight title, facing off against West for the sixth time. In their previous encounter in August of 1900, the fight had gone as such according to a newspaper called the Durango Democrat. "The bout had gone eleven rounds very much in Wolcott's favor, as he had punished West very badly about the body and head and had him in a very weakened condition. When the bell rang for the twelfth round, to the surprise of everybody, Wolcott refused to go on, claiming he had injured his left arm. Referee Charlie White, suspecting crookedness, insisted upon Wolcott continuing, but the negro refused to do so, which left White no alternative other than to declare West the winner. There was quite a large sum of money wagered, with West as favorite and the referee is very outspoken in reference to Wolcott's peculiar actions. Manager Kennedy, on behalf of the club, announced that Wolcott's share of the money would not be given to him, but would be donated to some charitable institution. " (Durango Democrat)" [12] With their first 5 fights having been in America, they fought their final battle, for the world welterweight championship, at the National Sporting Club, Covent Garden in London, England. Walcott clearly outpointed the Welsh fighter and retained his championship with a 15 round points decision victory overseas.

On June 18, 1903, Walcott fought Young Peter Jackson, an exceptional black contender to a twenty-round draw, in Portland, Oregon, in a match billed as a world welterweight championship. The title did not change hands due to the draw decision. [5] Walcott would later lose to Jackson on June 10, 1904, in a fourth-round knockout during a non-title fight in Baltimore, after receiving a punch to the stomach. Up until the time of the knockout, Walcott was considered to have a slight lead over Jackson, as his blows to the head and neck of his opponent were not landing with much force. [13] Walcott had previously fought Jackson twice in the winter of 1902 to a win and a draw. [5]

Controversy vs. Dixie Kid in title match, 1904

On April 4, 1904 Walcott defended his title against black contender Dixie Kid. He was winning the fight handily when the referee disqualified Walcott for no apparent reason in the final seconds of the 20th round. "Duck Sullivan", the referee, was a last minute replacement, and Walcott protested the choice before the bout began. In the one sided contest, Walcott appeared to have a clear advantage in all but the seventh round. Many in the crowd were shocked with the decision, and Walcott himself was immediately angered at referee Sullivan who made the call. [14] The match was disregarded as a title bout when it was discovered, not surprisingly, that referee Sullivan had bet on Dixie Kid to win the match. [5]

Mid-career, and loss of the world welterweight championship to Honey Mellody, 1906

Historic draw with Sam Langford, 1904

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Sam Langford, circa 1910

Walcott fought the exceptional black boxer Sam Langford in a non-title fight before a modest crowd of 1,200 in Manchester, New Hampshire on September 5, 1904, with the fight ending in a fifteen-round draw.

Langford had the better of the bout for the first seven rounds and staged an excellent defense, but in the remaining eight rounds, Walcott fought furiously in a close battle where the crowd could not anticipate the outcome til the referee's decision. [15] In the third round, Langford brought Walcott to one knee with a blow to the jaw. [16]

Historic draw with lightweight champion Joe Gans, 1904

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Walcott (left) with Joe Gans in 1904

Walcott met world lightweight champion Joe Gans in a non-title fight at Woodward's Pavilion in San Francisco on September 30, 1904, and scored a draw after 20 thrilling rounds. Many in the crowd believed Gans should have received the decision. The lightweight champion gained a lead from the second till the tenth using his right almost exclusively on the body of Walcott. Walcott, however, put tremendous force behind his blows, weakening the lightweight Gans in several points in the bout.

After the tenth, Gans became the superior boxer, avoiding the blows of Walcott, and connecting with solid rights and lefts to the face. In the nineteenth round, Gans landed a solid blow to Walcott's jaw that might have ended the fight. In the final round, Gans showed dominance in the in-fighting, though neither fighter took a clear lead. An examination after the fight showed that Walcott had broken the elbow of his right arm in the fourth round, though he fought on valiantly. [17]

After the Gans fight, on October 18, 1904, Walcott accidentally shot himself in the hand, losing several fingers. Walcott took a year off of boxing to recover from the injury, but it may have effectively limited his remaining years as a world class prizefighter. Walcott, however, continued to box until 1911. [5] [4]

Loss of the world welterweight title to Honey Mellody, 1906

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Honey Mellody, 1910s

Before a crowd of 3,000, Walcott officially lost the world welterweight championship on October 16, 1906 against William "Honey" Mellody at the Lincoln Athletic Club in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Falling to a twelfth-round technical knockout, Walcott quit the bout, claiming his left arm had been injured in the ninth round. [5] In the first round Walcott scored a knockdown. Melody, fighting cautiously against the reigning champion, landed mostly body blows throughout the remainder of the fight, but scored enough to appear to dominate. [18] In the sixth round, Mellody landed a strong right to the jaw which backed Walcott against the ropes. In the eleventh, Mellody put in punches at will, and in the final round landed a flurry of rights to the stomach, before Walcott retreated to his corner before the bell ending the bout. [19]

Returning to the ring on January 15, 1907, Walcott lost a fifteen-round decision on points to Mike Donavan in Providence, Rhode Island. Though winning only a few of his remaining bouts, Walcott succeeded in twice beating George Cole, a competent hard hitting middleweight from Philadelphia, in December 1907 and January 1908. In fact, of their December meeting in Philadelphia, one source noted that "with the exception of the third round when Cole sent over some very hard punches," the "battle was Walcott's all the way." [20]

On January 7, 1908, Walcott lost to a noteworthy opponent Jimmy Gardner, in twelve rounds at the Armory in Boston. Gardner would become a world welterweight contender against Mike "Twin" Sullivan in April of that year. New York's Evening World, wrote that Walcott's performance "did not come up to expectations", and that Gardner's win "was one of the easiest victories he ever earned." [5] [21] On November 2, 1911, Walcott fought his last reported bout against Tom Sawyer in Lowell, Massachusetts. He walked out of the ring before the bell at the end of the one-sided 12-round technical knockout, and said to the crowd "I'm 40 years old and I guess I'm done with this game." [5]

Later life

Walcott squandered a fortune earned in the ring and eventually found employment as a custodian at the old Madison Square Garden. He died at 62 on October 4, 1935. [5] He was reported missing in December 1935, by his daughter. He had been last seen around Mansfield, Ohio, on a trip he was taking to find work in Hollywood. It was later reported he died in a car accident in Massillon, Ohio, fifty miles from Mansfield. [22] [23]

It was believed that Joe was walking along Route 30 in the village of Dalton, Ohio (8 miles west of Massillon) and was struck and killed by a car. His body was not claimed and the Village of Dalton buried him at the edge of the cemetery. In 1955 a headstone that reads "Ex Worlds Champion Joe Walcott 1873-1935" was erected on the grave. [24] [25]

Professional boxing record

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec, [26] unless otherwise stated.

Official record

Professional record summary
157 fights87 wins24 losses
By knockout579
By decision2813
By disqualification22
Draws24
No contests3
Newspaper decisions/draws 19

All newspaper decisions are officially regarded as “no decision” bouts and are not counted as a win, loss or draw.

No.Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
157 Loss 87–24–24 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Sawyer TKO 8 (12) Nov 2, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Higgins Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
156 Win 87–23–24 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Lee KO 2 (6) Oct 17, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
155 Loss 86–23–24 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Kyle Whitney TKO 9 (12) May 13, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Young Men's S & AC, Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
154 Loss 86–22–24 (22) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Bill MacKinnon DQ 6 (12) Apr 25, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Young Men's S & AC, Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
153 Draw 86–21–24 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Potts PTS 10 Mar 7, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Cooke's Gym, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
152 Draw 86–21–23 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Young Jack Johnson PTS 6 Dec 3, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Pastime Club, Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.
151 Draw 86–21–22 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Tom Sawyer NWS 6 Sep 6, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, U.S.
150 Loss 86–21–22 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Thunderbolt Ed Smith PTS 6 May 10, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Gayety Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
149 Loss 86–20–22 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Robinson PTS 10 Nov 18, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
148 Loss 86–19–22 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Larry Temple TKO 10 (10) Nov 11, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
147 Loss 86–18–22 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Bartley Connolly PTS 6 Sep 7, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, U.S.
146 Loss 86–17–22 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Robinson NWS 6 Jul 15, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Whirlwind A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
145 Loss 86–17–22 (20) Flag of the United States.svg Bill Hurley NWS 7 Jun 29, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Schenectady, New York, U.S.
144 Win 86–17–22 (19) Flag of the United States.svg Russell Van Horn PTS 6 Jun 18, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
143 Win 85–17–22 (19) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Lansing PTS 6 Jun 16, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Ontario A.C., Charlotte, New York, U.S.
142 Win 84–17–22 (19) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Kemp TKO 5 (10) Jun 11, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
141 Loss 83–17–22 (19) Flag of the United States.svg Charley Hitte NWS 6 Apr 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Schenectady, New York, U.S.
140 Draw 83–17–22 (18) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS 6 Mar 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Canandaigua, New York, U.S.
139 Loss 83–17–21 (18) Flag of Norway.svg Terry Martin NWS 6 Jan 30, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
138 Draw 83–17–21 (17) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS 10 Jan 15, 1908 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Maisonneuve Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
137 Win 83–17–20 (17) Flag of the United States.svg George Cole NWS 6 Jan 14, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Troy, New York, U.S.
136 Loss 83–17–20 (16) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Gardner PTS 20 Jan 7, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
135 Win 83–16–20 (16) Flag of the United States.svg George Cole NWS 6 Dec 26, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
134 Draw 83–16–20 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS 15 Oct 24, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Standard A.C., Lymansville, Rhode Island, U.S.
133 Win 83–16–19 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Payne KO 6 (?) Oct 17, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Portland, Oregon, U.S.
132 Draw 82–16–19 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS 10 Jun 18, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
131 Loss 82–16–18 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS 10 Jan 15, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Providence, Rhode Islandf, U.S.
130 Loss 82–15–18 (15) Flag of the United States.svg William "Honey" Mellody TKO 12 (15) Nov 29, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. For world welterweight title
129 Loss 82–14–18 (15) Flag of the United States.svg William "Honey" Mellody PTS 15 Oct 16, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. Lost world welterweight title
128 Draw 82–13–18 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Rhodes PTS 20 Sep 29, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Sand on island off the Missouri River, 12mi from KC, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
127 Win 82–13–17 (15) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Dougherty KO 8 (15) Jul 10, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
126 Win 81–13–17 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Dave Holly DQ 3 (3) Jan 25, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Long Acre A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
125 Draw 80–13–17 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans PTS 20 Sep 30, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. It was announced before the fight that no title was at stake.
124 Loss 80–13–16 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Dave Holly NWS 6 Sep 10, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
123 Draw 80–13–16 (14) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Sam Langford PTS 15 Sep 5, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Lake Massabesic Coliseum, Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
122 Draw 80–13–15 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Larry Temple PTS 10 Jul 1, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
121 Win 80–13–14 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan TKO 5 (10) Jun 24, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
120 Loss 79–13–14 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson KO 4 (10) Jun 10, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Walcott claimed a foul after getting knocked down from a punch to the stomach
119 Draw 79–12–14 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Ferguson PTS 10 May 23, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S. As per prior agreement, as both men were still on their feet, the referee declared it a draw.
118 Loss 79–12–13 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Dixie Kid DQ 20 (20) Apr 29, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. Disregarded as world welterweight title bout as referee had bet on Dixie Kid
Walcott was disqualified for a kidney punch, despite landing them throughout with no warning of foul.
117 Loss 79–11–13 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Black Bill NWS 6 Feb 26, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
116 Win 79–11–13 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie Haghey KO 3 (10) Jan 18, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
115 Win 78–11–13 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Larry Temple PTS 15 Dec 29, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
114 Loss 77–11–13 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Ferguson PTS 15 Nov 10, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Walcott weighed 148lbs and Ferguson weighed 205lbs
113 Win 77–10–13 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Carter PTS 15 Nov 3, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
112 Win 76–10–13 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Carter PTS 15 Oct 13, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
111 Win 75–10–13 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Tom Carey KO 5 (?) Sep 21, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
110 Win 74–10–13 (13) Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Joe Grim NWS 6 Sep 12, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
109 Win 74–10–13 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Tom Carey KO 8 (15) Aug 13, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
108 Win 73–10–13 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Mose LaFontise KO 3 (20) Jul 3, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Balanee Box, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
107 Draw 72–10–13 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson PTS 20 Jun 18, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Balanee Box, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
106 Win 72–10–12 (12) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith TKO 4 (20) May 28, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Exposition Building, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
105 Draw 71–10–12 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien PTS 10 Apr 20, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Health & Physical Culture A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance.
104 Win 71–10–11 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS 10 Apr 15, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Health & Physical Culture A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
103 Draw 70–10–11 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Woods PTS 20 Apr 2, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S>
102 Win 70–10–10 (12) Flag of the United States.svg George Cole KO 4 (10) Mar 18, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Kenyon's Hall, Allegheny, New York, U.S.
101 Win 69–10–10 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie Haghey KO 5 (15) Mar 11, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
100 Win 68–10–10 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS 10 Mar 9, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Masonic Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
99 Loss 67–10–10 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Childs TKO 3 (6) Oct 9, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Apollo A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title
98 NC 67–9–10 (12) Flag of the United States.svg George Cole NC 4 (6) Oct 6, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
97 Win 67–9–10 (11) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy West PTS 15 Jun 23, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England Retained world welterweight title
96 Loss 66–9–10 (11) Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg George Gardiner PTS 20 Apr 25, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
95 Loss 66–8–10 (11) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS 6 Apr 11, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
94 Draw 66–8–10 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Fred Russell PTS 6 Apr 4, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Brand's Hall, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
93 Win 66–8–9 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Stift PTS 6 Mar 15, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
92 Draw 65–8–9 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson PTS 10 Mar 13, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
91 Win 65–8–8 (10) Flag of Russia.svg Jimmy Handler KO 2 (6) Feb 14, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
90 Win 64–8–8 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson NWS 6 Jan 13, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89 Win 64–8–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Rube Ferns TKO 5 (20) Dec 18, 1901 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg International A.C., Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada Won world welterweight title
88 Win 63–8–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson PTS 20 Nov 28, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
87 Loss 62–8–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Carter KO 7 (?) Oct 15, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
86 Win 62–7–8 (9) Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg George Gardiner PTS 20 Sep 27, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
85 Win 61–7–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Bonner PTS 15 Jul 26, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Park City Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
84 Win 60–7–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie McKeever TKO 6 (20) Mar 21, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
83 Loss 59–7–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Carter DQ 19 (20) Jan 17, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. Disqualified for hitting in the clinches
82 Win 59–6–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Wild Bill Hanrahan KO 12 (?) Dec 13, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
81 Win 58–6–8 (9) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith DQ 10 (20) Sep 24, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
80 Loss 57–6–8 (9) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy West TKO 11 (?) Aug 27, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Walcott refused to go on, claiming he had broken his left arm.
79 Win 57–5–8 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Bonner NWS 6 May 11, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
78 Win 57–5–8 (8) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 25 May 4, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
77 Win 56–5–8 (8) Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Dick Moore KO 4 (20) Apr 10, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
76 Win 55–5–8 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Andy Walsh PTS 20 Mar 29, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
75 Win 54–5–8 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Choynski TKO 7 (20) Feb 23, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
74 Win 53–5–8 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Dobbs KO 6 (20) Dec 5, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
73 Win 52–5–8 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS 20 Nov 29, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
72 Win 51–5–8 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS 6 Nov 25, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
71 Win 50–5–8 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS 20 Jun 23, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
70 Win 49–5–8 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Fisher TKO 12 (20) Jun 12, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
69 Win 48–5–8 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Watts KO 8 (20) May 30, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
68 Win 47–5–8 (8) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'Brien KO 14 (20) May 19, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
67 Win 46–5–8 8) Flag of the United States.svg Charley Johnson TKO 10 (15) May 8, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, U.S.
66 Win 45–5–8 (8) Flag of New Zealand.svg Dan Creedon KO 1 (20) Apr 25, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Win 44–5–8 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Jim Judge KO 11 (20) Apr 8, 1899 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Empire A.C., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
64 Win 43–5–8 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Billy Edwards KO 13 (20) Mar 16, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg New Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
63 Win 42–5–8 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim Ryan KO 14 (15) Feb 4, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Stag A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
62 Loss 41–5–8 (8) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 20 Dec 6, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S. For world welterweight title
61 Win 41–4–8 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Bob Montgomery NWS 6 Nov 14, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
60 Draw 41–4–8 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Kid McPartland PTS 8 Apr 28, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
59 Win 41–4–7 (7) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy West NWS 6 Apr 22, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
58 Draw 41–4–7 (6) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 25 Apr 14, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Park City Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
57 Draw 41–4–6 (6) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Tracey PTS 6 Dec 27, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Winter Circus Building, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
56 Loss 41–4–5 (6) Flag of the United States.svg George "Kid" Lavigne TKO 12 (20) Oct 29, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. For world lightweight title
55 Win 41–3–5 (6) Flag of the United States.svg George "Young Corbett" Green KO 18 (?) Aug 26, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
54 Win 40–3–5 (6) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Tracey NWS 6 Jun 14, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
53 Draw 40–3–5 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Watts PTS 4 Apr 20, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
52 Loss 40–3–4 (5) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy West PTS 20 Mar 3, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
51 Win 40–2–4 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Dobbs NWS 6 Jan 16, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50 Draw 40–2–4 (4) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy West PTS 19 (20) Dec 9, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Marlborough A.C., New York City, New York, U.S. The bout was scheduled for twenty rounds, but cut short without reason by the timekeeper
49 Win 40–2–3 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Scaldy Bill Quinn KO 17 (20) Oct 12, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
48 Win 39–2–3 (4) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'Brien PTS 6 Aug 24, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
47 Win 38–2–3 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Scaldy Bill Quinn PTS 20 May 29, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Woburn Rink, Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S.
46 Win 37–2–3 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Scott Bright Eyes Collins KO 7 (20) Mar 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Puritan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
45 Win 36–2–3 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jim Jackson PTS 4 Jan 30, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
44 Win 35–2–3 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Teddy McMahon KO 1 (?) Jan 7, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
43 Loss 34–2–3 (4) Flag of the United States.svg George "Kid" Lavigne PTS 15 Dec 21, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S. For American lightweight title
Agreement called for Lavigne to be the winner if he was not knocked out
42 Win 34–1–3 (4) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'Brien TKO 1 (25) Aug 28, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
41 Win 33–1–3 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick Dunn TKO 8 (20) Apr 3, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Sea Side A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S. police stopped the fight. Dunn was totally out-classed.
40 Win 32–1–3 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Charley Chapman PTS 4 Mar 6, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
39 Draw 31–1–3 (4) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS 15 Mar 1, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Reported for the 140lbs Championship of America
38 Win 31–1–2 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Green KO 2 (?) Nov 15, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
37 Win 30–1–2 (4) Flag of the United States.svg George Thomas KO 1 (?) Nov 14, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
36 Win 29–1–2 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Shorty Ahearn KO 3 (?) Nov 3, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35 Win 28–1–2 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Neil TKO 3 (3) Nov 2, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Clark Street Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34 Win 27–1–2 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Carpenter PTS 3 Nov 1, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33 Win 26–1–2 (4) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Austin Gibbons KO 4 (10) Oct 15, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Atlantic A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
32 Win 25–1–2 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Jim Bagley KO 2 (?) Sep 20, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
31 Win 24–1–2 (4) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'Brien PTS 12 Jul 6, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
30 Win 23–1–2 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Harris KO 6 (?) Jun 22, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
29 ND22–1–2 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charley Holcombe ND 4 May 10, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Kernan's Theatre, Washington Kernan's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
28 Win 22–1–2 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Tracey TKO 16 (?) Apr 19, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Billed for world 140lbs title
27 Win 21–1–2 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Welsh KO 2 (10) Feb 26, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Lafayette A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
26 Win 20–1–2 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy West PTS 3 Jan 11, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Clan-na-Gael Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
25 Win 19–1–2 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Ed Russell KO 2 (?) Dec 28, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Lafayette A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
24 NC18–1–2 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Tracy NC 1 (?) Dec 1, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Camden Street A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
23 Win 18–1–2 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Hall KO 1 (4) Aug 22, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
22 Loss 17–1–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Harris PTS 4 Jun 17, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Academy of Music, New York City, New York, U.S.
21 Win 17–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Paddy McGuigan PTS 10 Jun 5, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Caledonian Park, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
20 Win 16–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Conlon TKO 2 (4) Feb 17, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
19 Win 15–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Lewllyn Wetzell Brown TKO 3 (4) Feb 17, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
18 Win 14–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Chase TKO 1 (4) Feb 16, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
17 Win 13–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Al Hagen TKO 3 (4) Feb 15, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
16 Win 12–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg William Quinn KO 2 (4) Feb 14, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
15 Win 11–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Friesse TKO ? (4) Feb 10, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.
14 Win 10–0–2 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Carroll TKO 1 (?) Feb 9, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.
13 Win 9–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Harrity KO 3 (?) Feb 2, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
12 Win 8–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Tom McCarthy TKO 1 (4) Jan 31, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York City, New York, U.S.
11 Win 7–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Harris KO 2 (?) Dec 8, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
10 Draw 6–0–2 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Sam Bolen PTS 4 Dec 5, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
9 Win 6–0–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Connors KO 1 (?) Dec 5, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
8 Win 5–0–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Lyman KO 1 (?) Nov 12, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7 Win 4–0–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Charley Jones PTS 3 Nov 11, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Lyceum Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6 Win 3–0–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Stonewall Allen TKO 3 (4) Nov 5, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
5 Draw 2–0–1 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Tracy PTS 5 Nov 4, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
4 Draw 2–0 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Andy Watson NWS 4 Oct 29, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3 Win 2–0 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Jarg PTS 3 Oct 22, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
2 Draw 1–0 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Fred Morris NWS 4 Oct 22, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Black Pearl PTS 4 Oct 15, 1892 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Unofficial record

Professional record summary
157 fights96 wins31 losses
By knockout579
By decision3720
By disqualification22
Draws27
No contests3

Record with the inclusion of newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
157Loss96–31–27 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy SawyerTKO8 (12)Nov 2, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Higgins Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
156Win96–30–27 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby LeeKO2 (6)Oct 17, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
155Loss95–30–27 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Kyle WhitneyTKO9 (12)May 13, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Young Men's S & AC, Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
154Loss95–29–27 (3) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Bill MacKinnonDQ6 (12)Apr 25, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Young Men's S & AC, Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
153Draw95–28–27 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy PottsPTS10Mar 7, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Cooke's Gym, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
152Draw95–28–26 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Young Jack JohnsonPTS6Dec 3, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Pastime Club, Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.
151Draw95–28–25 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Tom SawyerNWS6Sep 6, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, U.S.
150Loss95–28–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Thunderbolt Ed SmithPTS6May 10, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Gayety Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
149Loss95–27–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jack RobinsonPTS10Nov 18, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
148Loss95–26–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Larry TempleTKO10 (10)Nov 11, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
147Loss95–25–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Bartley ConnollyPTS6Sep 7, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, U.S.
146Loss95–24–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jack RobinsonNWS6Jul 15, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Whirlwind A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
145Loss95–23–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Bill HurleyNWS7Jun 29, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Schenectady, New York, U.S.
144Win95–22–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Russell Van HornPTS6Jun 18, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
143Win94–22–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Mike LansingPTS6Jun 16, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Ontario A.C., Charlotte, New York, U.S.
142Win93–22–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Charles KempTKO5 (10)Jun 11, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
141Loss92–22–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Charley HitteNWS6Apr 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Schenectady, New York, U.S.
140Draw92–21–24 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS6Mar 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Canandaigua, New York, U.S.
139Loss92–21–23 (3) Flag of Norway.svg Terry MartinNWS6Jan 30, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
138Draw92–20–23 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS10Jan 15, 1908 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Maisonneuve Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
137Win92–20–22 (3) Flag of the United States.svg George ColeNWS6Jan 14, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Troy, New York, U.S.
136Loss91–20–22 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Gardner PTS20Jan 7, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
135Win91–19–22 (3) Flag of the United States.svg George ColeNWS6Dec 26, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
134Draw90–19–22 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS15Oct 24, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Standard A.C., Lymansville, Rhode Island, U.S.
133Win90–19–21 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Billy PayneKO6 (?)Oct 17, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Portland, Oregon, U.S.
132Draw89–19–21 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS10Jun 18, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
131Loss89–19–20 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS10Jan 15, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Providence, Rhode Islandf, U.S.
130Loss89–18–20 (3) Flag of the United States.svg William "Honey" Mellody TKO12 (15)Nov 29, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. For world welterweight title
129Loss89–17–20 (3) Flag of the United States.svg William "Honey" Mellody PTS15Oct 16, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. Lost world welterweight title
128Draw89–16–20 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Billy RhodesPTS20Sep 29, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Sand on island off the Missouri River, 12mi from KC, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
127Win89–16–19 (3) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack DoughertyKO8 (15)Jul 10, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
126Win88–16–19 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Dave HollyDQ3 (3)Jan 25, 1906 Flag of the United States.svg Long Acre A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
125Draw87–16–19 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans PTS20Sep 30, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. It was announced before the fight that no title was at stake.
124Loss87–16–18 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Dave HollyNWS6Sep 10, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
123Draw87–15–18 (3) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Sam Langford PTS15Sep 5, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Lake Massabesic Coliseum, Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
122Draw87–15–17 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Larry TemplePTS10Jul 1, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
121Win87–15–16 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan TKO5 (10)Jun 24, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
120Loss86–15–16 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson KO4 (10)Jun 10, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Walcott claimed a foul after getting knocked down from a punch to the stomach
119Draw86–14–16 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Ferguson PTS10May 23, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, U.S. As per prior agreement, as both men were still on their feet, the referee declared it a draw.
118Loss86–14–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Dixie Kid DQ20 (20)Apr 29, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. Disregarded as world welterweight title bout as referee had bet on Dixie Kid
Walcott was disqualified for a kidney punch, despite landing them throughout with no warning of foul.
117Loss86–13–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Black BillNWS6Feb 26, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
116Win86–12–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie HagheyKO3 (10)Jan 18, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
115Win85–12–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Larry TemplePTS15Dec 29, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
114Loss84–12–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Ferguson PTS15Nov 10, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Walcott weighed 148lbs and Ferguson weighed 205lbs
113Win84–11–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterPTS15Nov 3, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
112Win83–11–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterPTS15Oct 13, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
111Win82–11–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Tom CareyKO5 (?)Sep 21, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
110Win81–11–15 (3) Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Joe Grim NWS6Sep 12, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
109Win80–11–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Tom CareyKO8 (15)Aug 13, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
108Win79–11–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Mose LaFontiseKO3 (20)Jul 3, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Balanee Box, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
107Draw78–11–15 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson PTS20Jun 18, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Balanee Box, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Retained world welterweight title
106Win78–11–14 (3) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith TKO4 (20)May 28, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Exposition Building, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
105Draw77–11–14 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien PTS10Apr 20, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Health & Physical Culture A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance.
104Win77–11–13 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS10Apr 15, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Health & Physical Culture A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
103Draw76–11–13 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Billy WoodsPTS20Apr 2, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, U.S>
102Win76–11–12 (3) Flag of the United States.svg George ColeKO4 (10)Mar 18, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Kenyon's Hall, Allegheny, New York, U.S.
101Win75–11–12 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie HagheyKO5 (15)Mar 11, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
100Win74–11–12 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Professor Mike Donovan PTS10Mar 9, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Masonic Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
99Loss73–11–12 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Childs TKO3 (6)Oct 9, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Apollo A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S. For world colored heavyweight title
98NC73–10–12 (3) Flag of the United States.svg George ColeNC4 (6)Oct 6, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
97Win73–10–12 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestPTS15Jun 23, 1902 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England Retained world welterweight title
96Loss72–10–12 (2) Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg George Gardiner PTS20Apr 25, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
95Loss72–9–12 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Jack O'Brien NWS6Apr 11, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
94Draw72–8–12 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Fred RussellPTS6Apr 4, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Brand's Hall, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
93Win72–8–11 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Billy StiftPTS6Mar 15, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
92Draw71–8–11 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson PTS10Mar 13, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
91Win71–8–10 (2) Flag of Russia.svg Jimmy HandlerKO2 (6)Feb 14, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
90Win70–8–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson NWS6Jan 13, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89Win69–8–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Rube Ferns TKO5 (20)Dec 18, 1901 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg International A.C., Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada Won world welterweight title
88Win68–8–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson PTS20Nov 28, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
87Loss67–8–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterKO7 (?)Oct 15, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., San Francisco, California, U.S.
86Win67–7–10 (2) Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg George Gardiner PTS20Sep 27, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
85Win66–7–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack BonnerPTS15Jul 26, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Park City Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
84Win65–7–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie McKeeverTKO6 (20)Mar 21, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
83Loss64–7–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Kid CarterDQ19 (20)Jan 17, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. Disqualified for hitting in the clinches
82Win64–6–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Wild Bill HanrahanKO12 (?)Dec 13, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
81Win63–6–10 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith DQ10 (20)Sep 24, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
80Loss62–6–10 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestTKO11 (?)Aug 27, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Walcott refused to go on, claiming he had broken his left arm.
79Win62–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jack BonnerNWS6May 11, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
78Win61–5–10 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS25May 4, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
77Win60–5–10 (2) Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Dick MooreKO4 (20)Apr 10, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
76Win59–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Andy WalshPTS20Mar 29, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
75Win58–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Choynski TKO7 (20)Feb 23, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
74Win57–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Dobbs KO6 (20)Dec 5, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
73Win56–5–10 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS20Nov 29, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
72Win55–5–10 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS6Nov 25, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
71Win54–5–10 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dan Creedon PTS20Jun 23, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
70Win53–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Harry FisherTKO12 (20)Jun 12, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
69Win52–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy WattsKO8 (20)May 30, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
68Win51–5–10 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'BrienKO14 (20)May 19, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
67Win50–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Charley JohnsonTKO10 (15)May 8, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Ariel A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, U.S.
66Win49–5–10 (2) Flag of New Zealand.svg Dan Creedon KO1 (20)Apr 25, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
65Win48–5–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jim JudgeKO11 (20)Apr 8, 1899 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Empire A.C., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
64Win47–5–10 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Billy EdwardsKO13 (20)Mar 16, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg New Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
63Win46–5–10 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim RyanKO14 (15)Feb 4, 1899 Flag of the United States.svg Stag A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
62Loss45–5–10 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS20Dec 6, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S. For world welterweight title
61Win45–4–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Bob MontgomeryNWS6Nov 14, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
60Draw44–4–10 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Kid McPartlandPTS8Apr 28, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
59Win44–4–9 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestNWS6Apr 22, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
58Draw43–4–9 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS25Apr 14, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Park City Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
57Draw43–4–8 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom TraceyPTS6Dec 27, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Winter Circus Building, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
56Loss43–4–7 (2) Flag of the United States.svg George "Kid" Lavigne TKO12 (20)Oct 29, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S. For world lightweight title
55Win43–3–7 (2) Flag of the United States.svg George "Young Corbett" GreenKO18 (?)Aug 26, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.
54Win42–3–7 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom TraceyNWS6Jun 14, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
53Draw41–3–7 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy WattsPTS4Apr 20, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
52Loss41–3–6 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestPTS20Mar 3, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
51Win41–2–6 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby DobbsNWS6Jan 16, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
50Draw40–2–6 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestPTS19 (20)Dec 9, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Marlborough A.C., New York City, New York, U.S. The bout was scheduled for twenty rounds, but cut short without reason by the timekeeper
49Win40–2–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Scaldy Bill QuinnKO17 (20)Oct 12, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
48Win39–2–5 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'BrienPTS6Aug 24, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
47Win38–2–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Scaldy Bill QuinnPTS20May 29, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Woburn Rink, Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S.
46Win37–2–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Scott Bright Eyes CollinsKO7 (20)Mar 16, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Puritan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
45Win36–2–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jim JacksonPTS4Jan 30, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
44Win35–2–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Teddy McMahonKO1 (?)Jan 7, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
43Loss34–2–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg George "Kid" Lavigne PTS15Dec 21, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S. For American lightweight title
Agreement called for Lavigne to be the winner if he was not knocked out
42Win34–1–5 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'BrienTKO1 (25)Aug 28, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
41Win33–1–5 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick DunnTKO8 (20)Apr 3, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Sea Side A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S. police stopped the fight. Dunn was totally out-classed.
40Win32–1–5 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Charley ChapmanPTS4Mar 6, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, New York, U.S.
39Draw31–1–5 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Mysterious Billy Smith PTS15Mar 1, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Reported for the 140lbs Championship of America
38Win31–1–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Billy GreenKO2 (?)Nov 15, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
37Win30–1–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg George ThomasKO1 (?)Nov 14, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
36Win29–1–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Shorty AhearnKO3 (?)Nov 3, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35Win28–1–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Frank NeilTKO3 (3)Nov 2, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Clark Street Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34Win27–1–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Frank CarpenterPTS3Nov 1, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33Win26–1–4 (2) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Austin GibbonsKO4 (10)Oct 15, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Atlantic A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
32Win25–1–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Jim BagleyKO2 (?)Sep 20, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
31Win24–1–4 (2) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Dick O'BrienPTS12Jul 6, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
30Win23–1–4 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Mike HarrisKO6 (?)Jun 22, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
29ND22–1–4 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charley HolcombeND4May 10, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Kernan's Theatre, Washington Kernan's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
28Win22–1–4 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom TraceyTKO16 (?)Apr 19, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Billed for world 140lbs title
27Win21–1–4 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Mike WelshKO2 (10)Feb 26, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Lafayette A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
26Win20–1–4 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tommy WestPTS3Jan 11, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Clan-na-Gael Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
25Win19–1–4 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Ed RussellKO2 (?)Dec 28, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Lafayette A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
24NC18–1–4 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Harry TracyNC1 (?)Dec 1, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Camden Street A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
23Win18–1–4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack HallKO1 (4)Aug 22, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
22Loss17–1–4 Flag of the United States.svg Mike HarrisPTS4Jun 17, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Academy of Music, New York City, New York, U.S.
21Win17–0–4 Flag of the United States.svg Paddy McGuiganPTS10Jun 5, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Caledonian Park, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
20Win16–0–4