Battling Levinsky

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Battling Levinsky
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Real nameBarney Lebrowitz
Weight(s) Light Heavyweight
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg  American
Born(1891-06-10)June 10, 1891
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 12, 1949(1949-02-12) (aged 57)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights289
Wins196
Wins by KO30
Losses55
Draws38

Barney Lebrowitz (June 10, 1891 – February 12, 1949), better known as Battling Levinsky, was the world light heavyweight champion from 1916 to 1920. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Levinsky as the #12 ranked light heavyweight of all-time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #9. [1] The International Boxing Research Organization rates Levinsky as the 20th best light heavyweight ever. [2] He was inducted into the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1966, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1982, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000. [3]

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Early life

Born in Philadelphia on June 10, 1891 of Jewish immigrant parents from Russia, he shined shoes and sold newspapers after school to contribute to his family. In his earliest boxing days, he sold jewelry during the day, but boxed in the evening at the clubs in Philadelphia, probably to hide his fledgling boxing career from his parents.

Boxing career

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Full-length portrait of Levinsky

Career beginnings

Battling Levinsky began his boxing career under the name Barney Williams. He fought his first recorded match in 1910 at Philadelphia's Diamond Lew Bailey's Broadway Athletic Club, with a first round knockout of his opponent, Mat Ryan, who outweighed him by over sixty pounds. [4] He received little attention until he took on “Dumb” Dan Morgan as his manager in 1913, [5] who changed Barney’s name along with his boxing fortunes. He was known for possessing incredible defensive skills, not frequently winning by knockout, but often leaving the ring at the end of a fight without having received a truly damaging blow. [6]

Morgan came up with his name of "Battling Levinsky" to obscure the fact that Barney's boxing style was actually more defensive than aggressive in order to give his opposition the impression that he was an aggressive puncher. [6]

Because Levinsky first entered the pro ranks as Barney Williams around 1906, many of his fights between 1906 and 1910, when he became "Battling Levinsky", were not recorded by boxing publications, particularly Nat Fleischer's Ring Record Book. He did not officially become "Battling Levinsky" until 1913. In his first 100 fights between 1910 and 1914, he lost only three of his bouts. [6]

Between 1914 and 1918, Levinsky fought 127 times, averaging an impressive 37 fights a year, even for his era. Levinsky fought 37 times in 1914 — 9 times in the month of January alone. In January 1915, he began the year with two 10-round bouts on New Year’s Day — 1 each in Brooklyn, New York City and 12 round bout in Waterbury, Connecticut. [6]

World light heavyweight champion, 1916

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Jack Dillon

After two title-match losses to world light heavyweight champion Jack Dillon, (April 1914 and April 1916), Levinsky finally wrested the crown from him on October 24, 1916 in a twelve round points decision in Boston. The new champion was believed by many to have won every round but the fifth which was even. Levinsky had around a three inch advantage in height, a few extra inches in reach, and as much as a ten pound weight advantage. Though he was not known as a strong puncher, his defensive skills were considered exceptional, and they weighed heavily in his victory. His better blows were landed with his left, often to the jaw and body of Dillon. Fatigued by the fifth, Levinsky carried the match after the sixth, landing blows to the face, jaw and body of Dillon, who landed only a few blows that usually lacked steam. The referee's decision was met with approval by the fans. [7] Some reporters speculated that Dillon's hands were still sore from his bout the previous night with Larry Williams, a very capable light heavyweight, in Philadelphia. Many of Dillon's blows were body punches, but he tried to go to the face or jaw on several occasions, often missing due to Levinsky's fluid defense. [8] [9] Dillon's dangerous right, which landed on a few occasions in the second, usually glanced off Levinsky's face for the remainder of the bout, as the Philadelphia fighter showed his ability to move away from Dillon's most valuable blow, while occasionally countering with rapid left jabs. [10]

Harry Greb defeated Levinsky in a somewhat close six round newspaper decision of a no decision bout on August 6, 1918 at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Though the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader had Levinsky winning four of the six rounds, the majority of local papers had Levinsky winning the battle. In their ten round bout in Buffalo on February 17, 1919, Levinsky countered and blocked well against Greb's characteristic aggressive two handed attack, and the Pittsburgh Post wrote that the contest was "one of the most brilliant big glove exhibitions ever staged", but many local papers agreed with the Buffalo Enquirer, that "Greb won by his aggressive attack." [11]

Levinsky met future champion Jack Dempsey on November 6, 1918 and lost in Philadelphia from a third round knockout administered by a left to the jaw. Dempsey connected on several occasions in the first two rounds, landing short rights and lefts that seriously affected his opponent. Dempsey was particularly effective with his left, which he often followed with a right to the body. Dempsey had an advantage in height, weight and reach, which he used to his benefit throughout the match. He was not bothered by Levinsky's frequently used left jabs, and set a very fast pace for Levinsky who at twenty-seven was a critical five years older. [12] By most records, it was the first time, Levinsky had ever lost a match by knockout. [13]

Loss of light heavy title, 1920

On October 12, 1920, fifty-nine bouts later, and almost four years to the day after he took the title, he lost his championship in a fourth round knock out to France’s enormously popular Georges Carpentier in Jersey City, New Jersey. [14] Before a crowd of 15,000, after a series of rights and lefts from Carpentier, Levinsky lost his title as he fell from a heavy right to the jaw, one minute and seven seconds into the fourth round. Levinsky received his largest purse of $25,000 for the fight. [4] [15] Carpentier had dominated the battle, and sent Levinsky down twice for counts of eight. Struggling to rise after being counted out, the vanquished Levinsky had to be brought to his feet and partly carried to his corner by Jack Britton, who had assisted him with the bout. [16]

Though not unique for his boxing era, Levinsky fought many of his opponents multiple times. According to historian Ken Blady, Levinsky fought Dillon a total of ten times in his career. Perhaps his worthiest opponent, Nat Fleischer once rated Dillon the third greatest Light Heavyweight of all time while boxing promoter Charley Rose placed him at #2. Levinsky met Jim Flynn, the only man to ever knock out Jack Dempsey, and heavyweight "Porky" Flynn a total of nine times. [6] In his New York bout with Flynn on July 30, 1913, Levinsky's strong rally in the last round allowed him to end the match with a draw as Flynn had taken the third, fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth rounds. [17]

Career record

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Jack Dempsey, future heavyweight champion

In an era when the winners of bouts could not be decided by the votes of referees and boxing judges, and titles changed hands only in the case of a knockout, Levinsky fought all comers, including losses to future heavyweight champions Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey.

He also fought the 1923 World Middleweight Champion Harry Greb at least three times between 1918 and 1919, successfully defending his Light Heavyweight title in each meeting. Levinsky loved to fight, although his claim to having fought close to 500 bouts has not been fully substantiated. [18]

His official professional record: 287 bouts – won 196 (30 KOs), lost 54, drew 37.

In his early career, Levinsky was managed by Fred Douglas (1910–11) and Jack Hanlon (1911–13), and then fell primarily under the management of Dan Morgan until 1922. Al Lippe managed him in his comeback, from 1926–1929. [3] [19]

Life after boxing

After his loss to Gene Tunney on January 13, 1922, Levinsky attempted to retire from boxing and entered the Real Estate business. [6] Around 1926, he returned to the ring as a heavyweight after a series of financial losses and faced Tommy Madden, beginning his four-year comeback. [6] [18] He fought around forty-two times in his comeback, losing only twelve matches. [18] After losing badly to Herman Weiner on January 15, 1929, he seriously discussed retirement before boxing one more time the following year in October 1930 in New York, beating Joe Simms in three rounds. [18]

Levinsky's son Stanley was killed in the Battle of the Bulge, WWII. His daughter Harriet, a graduate and valedictorian at West Philadelphia High School, currently resides in Lancaster, PA. Levinsky's grandchildren are Stanley Solodky, Barry Solodky, and Susan Oldham. [20]

Levinsky invested much of his total boxing winnings of $250,000 in real estate, but lost most of it in the Depression of the early 1930s. [4] During the height of the depression, in the mid-1930s Levinsky worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). After his retirement from the ring in 1930, he sold many of the remaining Apartment houses he owned, and purchased a Meat Slaughtering House in Chicago which he retained until around 1947, though continuing to live in Philadelphia. [21]

After an illness of several months that had been aggravated by a car accident on January 17, Levinsky died at his home on February 12, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of 59. He was buried at Har Zion Cemetery. [6] [19] [22] [23]

He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1966, and is in both the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame and Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Israel. [6]


Professional boxing record

All information in this section is derived from BoxRec, [24] unless otherwise stated.

Official record

Professional record summary
289 fights70 wins20 losses
By knockout304
By decision3814
By disqualification22
Draws14
Newspaper decisions/draws 185

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

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
289Win70–20–14 (185)Joe SimsTKO3 (10)Oct 21, 1930Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
288Loss69–20–14 (185)Herman WeinerTKO1 (8)Jan 15, 1929Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S.
287Loss69–19–14 (185) Otto von Porat TKO5 (10)Jan 11, 1929Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
286Win69–18–14 (185)Pietro CorriPTS10Jan 4, 1929Red Men's Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
285Loss68–18–14 (185)Marty GallagherPTS12Dec 3, 1928104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
284Draw68–17–14 (185)Tom TonerPTS8Nov 1, 1928New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
283Win68–17–13 (185)Bill DaringPTS8Oct 19, 1928Grimes Battery, Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
282Win67–17–13 (185)Pietro CorriPTS8Oct 18, 1928Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
281Win66–17–13 (185)Herman WeinerPTS8Sep 21, 1928Riverview Park, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
280Win65–17–13 (185)Billy HendersonNWS6Sep 18, 1928Greenville, Maine, U.S.
279Loss65–17–13 (184)Tony YoukonisUD10Aug 20, 1928Fair Grounds Arena, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
278Loss65–16–13 (184)Phil MercurioNWS10Jul 13, 1928Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
277Win65–16–13 (183)Chuck WigginsDQ5 (10)Jul 4, 1928Memorial Stadium, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
276Win64–16–13 (183)Tex McEwanDQ4 (10)Jul 2, 1928Tacoma Bowl, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
275Loss63–16–13 (183)Emmett RoccoUD10Jun 25, 1928Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
274Win63–15–13 (183)Emmett RoccoNWS10Jun 6, 1928Armory, Akron, Ohio, U.S.
273Win63–15–13 (182)Benny RossPTS10May 21, 1928Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
272Win62–15–13 (182)Clem JohnsonPTS8Apr 30, 1928Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
271Win61–15–13 (182)Jim SigmanPTS10Apr 23, 1928Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
270Loss60–15–13 (182)Jack McAuliffe IINWS10Apr 17, 1928Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
269Draw60–15–13 (181)Tiny RoebuckNWS10Apr 11, 1928Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
268Win60–15–13 (180)James Jay LawlessPTS10Apr 2, 1928Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
267Win59–15–13 (180)K.O. SamsonTKO2 (8)Mar 26, 1928Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
266Loss58–15–13 (180)Jack GagnonPTS10Mar 9, 1928New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
265Win58–14–13 (180)Earl BluePTS6Mar 5, 1928Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
264Win57–14–13 (180)Marcel DeRoseTKO2 (10)Feb 27, 1928Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
263Win56–14–13 (180)Jack GagnonPTS10Feb 17, 1928Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
262Draw55–14–13 (180)Sandy SeifertPTS10Feb 6, 1928Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
261Win55–14–12 (180)Joe LohmanPTS10Nov 28, 1927Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
260Win54–14–12 (180)Matt AdgiePTS10Nov 16, 1927108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
259Win53–14–12 (180)George GemasPTS10Nov 2, 1927108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
258Win52–14–12 (180)Willie WalkerPTS8Oct 28, 1927Auditorium, Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
257Win51–14–12 (180)Teddy JacksonKO4 (10)Oct 24, 1927Floral Park Arena, North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.
256Win50–14–12 (180)Clem JohnsonPTS10Sep 29, 1927Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Pennsylvania, U.S.
255Loss49–14–12 (180)Matt AdgieMD10Sep 8, 1927Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
254Loss49–13–12 (180)Cuban Bobby BrownNWS8Aug 15, 1927Dog Track, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
253Win49–13–12 (179)Ray NeumanPTS10Feb 7, 1927Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
252Win48–13–12 (179)George GemasPTS8Jan 1, 1927Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
251Loss47–13–12 (179)Jack GagnonPTS10Dec 23, 1926Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
250Win47–12–12 (179)Jimmy MoranKO1 (8)Nov 18, 1926Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
249Loss46–12–12 (179) Young Stribling NWS10Nov 11, 1926Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
248Win46–12–12 (178)George GemasPTS10Sep 13, 1926Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Pennsylvania, U.S.
247Win45–12–12 (178)Tommy MaddenKO1 (8)Aug 31, 1926Lauer's Park, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
246Loss44–12–12 (178) Gene Tunney PTS12Jan 13, 1922Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.For vacant ABA light-heavyweight title
245Draw44–11–12 (178)Bob RoperPTS12Nov 24, 1921Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
244Win44–11–11 (178) Mike McTigue NWS10Sep 14, 1921Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
243Win44–11–11 (177)Sergeant Ray SmithNWS10Sep 8, 1921Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
242Win44–11–11 (176)Eddie RicordNWS10Jul 20, 1921Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
241Loss44–11–11 (175) Carl E. Morris DQ6 (12)Jul 2, 1921Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
240Win44–10–11 (175)Soldier JonesPTS10May 30, 1921Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
239Win43–10–11 (175)Bill ReedPTS12Apr 29, 1921Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
238Win42–10–11 (175)Dan O'DowdPTS12Apr 15, 1921Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
237Loss41–10–11 (175)Charley WeinertPTS15Mar 18, 1921Flatbush A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
236Win41–9–11 (175)Homer SmithPTS12Mar 10, 1921Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
235Loss40–9–11 (175) Noel "Boy" McCormick DQ7 (10)Dec 8, 1920Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, U.S.
234Loss40–8–11 (175) Georges Carpentier KO4 (12)Oct 12, 1920Westside Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.Lost world light-heavyweight title;
For vacant NYSAC light-heavyweight title
233Win40–7–11 (175)Sergeant Ray SmithNWS10Jun 26, 1920League Park, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
232Draw40–7–11 (174)Chuck WigginsPTS12May 21, 1920Westwood Field, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
231Draw40–7–10 (174)Jack RenaultNWS12May 5, 1920Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
230Win40–7–10 (173)Clay TurnerNWS12May 3, 1920Exposition Building, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
229Win40–7–10 (172)Tony MelchiorNWS10Apr 28, 1920Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
228Win40–7–10 (171)Silas GreenNWS10Apr 19, 1920Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
227Win40–7–10 (170)Clay TurnerNWS10Mar 26, 1920Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
226Win40–7–10 (169)Al BenedictNWS8Mar 22, 1920West Hoboken A.C., West Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
225Win40–7–10 (168)Clay TurnerNWS10Feb 16, 1920Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
224Win40–7–10 (167)Johnny HowardNWS8Jan 23, 1920Lotus A.C., Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S.
223Win40–7–10 (166)Bert KennyTKO8 (10)Jan 1, 1920Arena Gardens, Toronto, Quebec, Canada
222Draw39–7–10 (166)Clay TurnerNWS10Nov 24, 1919Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
221Win39–7–10 (165)Bartley MaddenNWS10Nov 17, 1919Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
220Loss39–7–10 (164) Harry Greb NWS10Sep 3, 1919State Fair Grounds, Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
219Win39–7–10 (163)Clay TurnerNWS8Aug 11, 1919Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
218Win39–7–10 (162)Jim TulleKO1 (10)Aug 9, 1919Tully Coliseum, Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.
217Win38–7–10 (162)Ed KinleyNWS8Jul 25, 1919DeForest Gymnasium, Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
216Loss38–7–10 (161) Harry Greb NWS6Jul 14, 1919Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
215Win38–7–10 (160) Billy Miske NWS12Jul 3, 1919Rossford Arena, Rossford, Ohio, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
214Draw38–7–10 (159)Tim LoganNWS6May 20, 1919Armory, Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
213Loss38–7–10 (158)Johnny HowardNWS8May 2, 1919Bayonne Pavillion, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
212Loss38–7–10 (157) Harry Greb NWS12Apr 28, 1919Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
211Win38–7–10 (156)Ed KinleyNWS8Apr 14, 1919McGuigan's Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, U.S.
210Loss38–7–10 (155) Harry Greb NWS10Feb 17, 1919Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
209Win38–7–10 (154) Jim Coffey PTS12Feb 12, 1919Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
208Win37–7–10 (154) Leo Houck NWS6Dec 25, 1918Frank Erne Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
207Loss37–7–10 (153) Jack Dempsey KO3 (6)Nov 6, 1918Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
206Win37–6–10 (153)Clay TurnerNWS8Aug 26, 1918Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
205Loss37–6–10 (152) Harry Greb NWS6Aug 6, 1918Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
204Loss37–6–10 (151)Bartley MaddenNWS8Jul 20, 1918Atlantic City A.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
203Win37–6–10 (150)Charley WeinertNWS8Jun 17, 1918Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
202Win37–6–10 (149) Jim Coffey NWS6Jun 6, 1918Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
201Win37–6–10 (148)Bartley MaddenNWS15May 27, 1918Casino Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
200Draw37–6–10 (147) Bill Brennan PTS12Jan 15, 1918Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
199Draw37–6–9 (147)Bartley MaddenPTS12Dec 11, 1917Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
198Win37–6–8 (147) Bill Brennan PTS12Nov 27, 1917Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
197Win36–6–8 (147)Zulu KidNWS10Oct 31, 1917Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
196Loss36–6–8 (146) Bill Brennan PTS12Oct 23, 1917Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
195Win36–5–8 (146)Tom McMahonPTS12Oct 15, 1917Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
194Draw35–5–8 (146) Bill Brennan PTS12Oct 2, 1917Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
193Draw35–5–7 (146) Jim Coffey PTS12Sep 11, 1917Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
192Loss35–5–6 (146) Harry Greb NWS10Sep 6, 1917Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
191Win35–5–6 (145)Jack LondonTKO4 (10)Aug 6, 1917Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
190Win34–5–6 (145)Al BenedictNWS10Jul 16, 1917Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
189Win34–5–6 (144)Al BenedictNWS10Jun 25, 1917Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
188Win34–5–6 (143)Johnny HowardPTS12Jun 20, 1917Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.Retained ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles
187Win33–5–6 (143)Bartley MaddenNWS10Jun 15, 1917Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
186Win33–5–6 (142)Bert KennyNWS10May 26, 1917Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
185Win33–5–6 (141) Leo Houck NWS6May 16, 1917York Opera House, York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
184Draw33–5–6 (140)Bob McAllisterNWS10May 9, 1917Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
183Loss33–5–6 (139) Tommy Gibbons NWS10Mar 23, 1917Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
182Win33–5–6 (138)Jack MoranPTS12Mar 6, 1917Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
181Win32–5–6 (138) Billy Miske NWS10Feb 27, 1917Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
180Win32–5–6 (137) Bob Moha NWS12Jan 17, 1917Grand Opera House, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
179Win32–5–6 (136)Jim SmithNWS10Jan 12, 1917Village A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
178Win32–5–6 (135) Gunboat Smith NWS10Jan 1, 1917Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
177Draw32–5–6 (134)Gus ChristiePTS15Dec 8, 1916Gymnastic Club, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
176Loss32–5–5 (134) Carl E. Morris PTS15Nov 16, 1916Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
175Loss32–4–5 (134) Billy Miske NWS10Oct 30, 1916Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
174Win32–4–5 (133) Jack Dillon PTS12Oct 24, 1916Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Won ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles
173Loss31–4–5 (133) Billy Miske NWS10Oct 12, 1916Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
172Win31–4–5 (132) Gunboat Smith PTS12Oct 10, 1916Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
171Draw30–4–5 (132)Gus ChristiePTS8Oct 3, 1916Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
170Win30–4–4 (132)Battling BrandtNWS12Sep 26, 1916Olympic Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
169Draw30–4–4 (131) Jack Dillon NWS8Sep 12, 1916Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
168Win30–4–4 (130) George K.O. Brown NWS10Sep 4, 1916East Chicago, Indiana, U.S.
167Win30–4–4 (129)Tommy BurkePTS12Jul 25, 1916Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
166Win29–4–4 (129)George AsheNWS10Jul 21, 1916Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
165Win29–4–4 (128) Jack Dillon NWS10Jul 13, 1916Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
164Win29–4–4 (127)Jim BarryNWS10Jun 30, 1916Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
163Draw29–4–4 (126) Porky Dan Flynn PTS8May 30, 1916Rose A.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
162Win29–4–3 (126) Gunboat Smith NWS6May 15, 1916Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
161Loss29–4–3 (125) Jack Dillon PTS15Apr 25, 1916Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.For ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles
160Win29–3–3 (125)Mike FitzgeraldKO2 (10)Apr 19, 1916Arena, Toronto, Quebec, Canada
159Loss28–3–3 (125) Jack Dillon NWS10Mar 28, 1916Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
158Win28–3–3 (124)Jim SavageTKO6 (10)Mar 25, 1916Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
157Win27–3–3 (124)Jack KeatingNWS10Mar 20, 1916Hudson Theatre, Schenectady, Pennsylvania, U.S.
156Win27–3–3 (123)Bob DevereNWS10Mar 17, 1916Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
155Win27–3–3 (122)Jack ConnorsNWS10Mar 14, 1916Hillside Casino, Yonkers, New York, U.S.
154Win27–3–3 (121)Sailor Jack CarrollNWS10Mar 9, 1916Greenwood A.C., New London, Connecticut, U.S.
153Win27–3–3 (120)Bert KennyNWS10Mar 7, 1916Park Theatre, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
152Win27–3–3 (119)Jack HanlonTKO3 (10)Mar 3, 1916East New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
151Win26–3–3 (119)Jack DriscollTKO3 (10)Feb 28, 1916Long Acre A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
150Loss25–3–3 (119) Jack Dillon NWS10Feb 8, 1916Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
149Win25–3–3 (118)Zulu KidNWS10Jan 28, 1916Long Acre A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
148Win25–3–3 (117)Al ReichPTS12Jan 25, 1916Hippodrome, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
147Win24–3–3 (117)Silas GreenNWS10Jan 21, 1916Canadian A.C., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
146Win24–3–3 (116)Tom CowlerPTS12Jan 11, 1916Hippodrome, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
145Win23–3–3 (116)Tom McMahonNWS10Jan 1, 1916Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
144Win23–3–3 (115) Fireman Jim Flynn NWS10Dec 25, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
143Win23–3–3 (114)Jack ConnorsNWS10Dec 20, 1915Olympic A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
142Win23–3–3 (113) Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Nov 26, 1915Harlem S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
141Win23–3–3 (112)Tom CowlerNWS10Nov 15, 1915Olympia Boxing Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
140Win23–3–3 (111)Tom McCartyNWS10Nov 13, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
139Win23–3–3 (110)Jack GeyerNWS10Nov 8, 1915O'Hara Theatre, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, U.S.
138Draw23–3–3 (109) Porky Dan Flynn NWS6Oct 25, 1915Exposition Building, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
137Win23–3–3 (108)Soldier KearnsNWS10Sep 28, 1915Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
136Win23–3–3 (107) Sandy Ferguson PTS12Sep 14, 1915Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
135Win22–3–3 (107)Soldier KearnsNWS10Aug 28, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
134Win22–3–3 (106)Sailor Jack CarrollNWS10Aug 14, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
133Win22–3–3 (105)Colin BellNWS10Aug 6, 1915Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
132Win22–3–3 (104)Joe RosenNWS6Jul 13, 1915Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
131Win22–3–3 (103) Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jul 9, 1915Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
130Win22–3–3 (102)K.O. SullivanNWS10Jul 2, 1915O'Hara Theatre, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, U.S.
129Win22–3–3 (101) Porky Dan Flynn NWS10May 31, 1915Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
128Win22–3–3 (100)George AsheNWS10May 28, 1915Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
127Win22–3–3 (99)Jack ConnorsNWS10May 14, 1915Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
126Win22–3–3 (98)Zulu KidNWS10Apr 3, 1915Federal A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
125Win22–3–3 (97)Tom McCartyNWS10Mar 27, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
124Win22–3–3 (96)Jack HanlonNWS10Mar 23, 1915Astoria S C, Astoria, New York, U.S.
123Win22–3–3 (95)Billy KetchellNWS10Mar 19, 1915135th Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
122Win22–3–3 (94)George AsheNWS6Mar 8, 1915Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
121Draw22–3–3 (93)Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Mar 6, 1915Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
120Loss22–3–3 (92) Gunboat Smith PTS20Jan 27, 1915Greenwall Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
119Win22–2–3 (92)Jack KeatingNWS10Jan 6, 1915Federal A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
118Draw22–2–3 (91) Gunboat Smith PTS12Jan 1, 1915Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
117Draw22–2–2 (91) Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Dec 25, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
116Loss22–2–2 (90)Tom McCartyNWS10Nov 26, 1914Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
115Win22–2–2 (89)Zulu KidNWS10Nov 21, 1914Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Not to be confused with Young Zulu Kid
114Draw22–2–2 (88)Frank MantellPTS12Nov 5, 1914Rhode Island A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
113Win22–2–1 (88) Terry Kellar NWS10Oct 31, 1914Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
112Win22–2–1 (87)Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Oct 30, 1914Empire A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
111Win22–2–1 (86) Fireman Jim Flynn NWS10Oct 20, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
110Win22–2–1 (85) Gunboat Smith NWS10Oct 9, 1914Manhattan Casino, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
109Loss22–2–1 (84)George DavisNWS10Sep 18, 1914Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
108Win22–2–1 (83)Jack NevinsKO2 (10)Aug 31, 1914Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
107Win21–2–1 (83)Bartley MaddenNWS10Aug 19, 1914St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
106Draw21–2–1 (82)Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Aug 18, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
105Win21–2–1 (81)Jack DriscollNWS10Jul 31, 1914Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
104Win21–2–1 (80) Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jul 21, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
103Win21–2–1 (79)Charley WeinertNWS10Jun 30, 1914Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
102Win21–2–1 (78)Bert KennyNWS10Jun 26, 1914Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
101Win21–2–1 (77)Jack DaviesKO7 (10)Jun 6, 1914Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
100Loss20–2–1 (77) Jack Dillon NWS10May 29, 1914Federal Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.World light-heavyweight title at stake;
(via KO only)
99Win20–2–1 (76)Carl LewisNWS10May 19, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
98Loss20–2–1 (75) Jack Dillon PTS12Apr 14, 1914Holland Arena, Butte, Montana, U.S.Dillon claimed vacant world light-heavyweight title
97Loss20–1–1 (75) Bob Moha NWS10Mar 23, 1914Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
96Win20–1–1 (74)Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Mar 17, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
95Win20–1–1 (73)Tim O'NeilNWS6Mar 14, 1914National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
94Win20–1–1 (72) Jim Coffey NWS10Mar 9, 1914Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
93Win20–1–1 (71)Jack KeatingNWS10Mar 7, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
92Win20–1–1 (70)Fred McKayNWS10Mar 3, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
91Win20–1–1 (69)Tom McMahonNWS10Feb 6, 1914Empire A.C., New Star Casino, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
90Win20–1–1 (68)Tony RossNWS6Jan 31, 1914National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89Win20–1–1 (67)Soldier KearnsNWS10Jan 27, 1914Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
88Win20–1–1 (66)Bob KennyTKO3 (10)Jan 22, 1914Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
87Win19–1–1 (66)Jack KeatingNWS10Jan 20, 1914Liberty A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
86Win19–1–1 (65)Jack ConnorsNWS10Jan 19, 1914Sharkey A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
85Win19–1–1 (64) Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jan 13, 1914National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
84Loss19–1–1 (63)Bob McAllisterNWS10Jan 5, 1914Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
83Win19–1–1 (62) Jim Coffey NWS6Jan 3, 1914National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
82Win19–1–1 (61)Tommy DalyKO2 (10)Jan 1, 1914Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
81Win18–1–1 (61)Jack DriscollNWS10Dec 25, 1913Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
80Win18–1–1 (60) Jim Coffey NWS10Dec 22, 1913Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
79Win18–1–1 (59) Fireman Jim Flynn NWS10Dec 9, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
78Draw18–1–1 (58)Charley WeinertNWS10Dec 2, 1913Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
77Win18–1–1 (57)Yankee GilbertTKO4 (10)Nov 24, 1913Olympic A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
76Win17–1–1 (57)Ed HagenKO7 (10)Nov 20, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
75Win16–1–1 (57)Tim LoganNWS10Nov 18, 1913Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
74Win16–1–1 (56)Soldier BachusKO9 (10)Nov 15, 1913Sharkey A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
73Win15–1–1 (56)Jack KeatingNWS10Sep 30, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
72Win15–1–1 (55)Jack "Twin" SullivanNWS10Sep 27, 1913Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
71Win15–1–1 (54)Frank McGuinnessKO6 (10)Sep 23, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
70Win14–1–1 (54)Whitey AllenTKO3 (10)Sep 17, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
69Loss13–1–1 (54) Eddie McGoorty NWS10Sep 10, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
68Win13–1–1 (53)Nick MullerTKO6 (10)Aug 27, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
67Win12–1–1 (53)Sailor WhiteNWS10Aug 19, 1913Atlantic A.A., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
66Win12–1–1 (52)Tim LoganNWS10Aug 13, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
65Draw12–1–1 (51) Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jul 30, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
64Loss12–1–1 (50)Jack "Twin" SullivanNWS10Jul 3, 1913Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
63Draw12–1–1 (49) Jack Dillon NWS10Apr 17, 1913Rochester, New York, U.S.
62Draw12–1–1 (48)George DavisNWS10Mar 7, 1913Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
61Win12–1–1 (47)Tom McMahonNWS10Feb 10, 1913Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
60Win12–1–1 (46)Dick GilbertPTS25Dec 20, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
59Win11–1–1 (46)Tom KennedyNWS6Nov 28, 1912Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
58Win11–1–1 (45)Harry RamseyNWS6Nov 12, 1912Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
57Win11–1–1 (44) Eddie McGoorty NWS6Sep 28, 1912National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
56Loss11–1–1 (43) Dave Smith NWS6Sep 21, 1912National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
55Win11–1–1 (42)Emmett "Kid" WagnerNWS6Sep 7, 1912National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
54Win11–1–1 (41)Harry WuestNWS15Jul 19, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
53Win11–1–1 (40)Dick GilbertPTS20Jun 14, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
52Win10–1–1 (40)Dick GilbertPTS15Jun 7, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
51Win9–1–1 (40)Dick GilbertPTS15May 24, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
50Win8–1–1 (40)Emmett "Kid" WagnerNWS10May 17, 1912Luzerne Theater, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
49Win8–1–1 (39) Eddie Palmer NWS10May 3, 1912Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
48Draw8–1–1 (38)Tony CaponiPTS10Apr 16, 1912Gate City A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
47Win8–1 (38)Larry WilliamsNWS6Apr 4, 1912Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
46Win8–1 (37)Peck MillerPTS10Mar 21, 1912Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
45Draw7–1 (37)Bill MacKinnonNWS10Mar 19, 1912Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44Draw7–1 (36) Eddie Palmer NWS6Mar 12, 1912Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
43Loss7–1 (35) Eddie McGoorty NWS6Feb 12, 1912Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
42Win7–1 (34)George AsheTKO13 (15)Feb 8, 1912Monumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
41Draw6–1 (34)George AsheNWS6Jan 18, 1912Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
40Win6–1 (33) Joe Grim NWS6Jan 11, 1912Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
39Loss6–1 (32)Jeff ClarkNWS15Dec 27, 1911Southwest A.C., Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
38Loss6–1 (31)Jeff ClarkNWS15Dec 14, 1911Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
37Loss6–1 (30) Leo Houck PTS12Oct 24, 1911Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
36Loss6–0 (30) Jack Dillon NWS6Oct 23, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
35Draw6–0 (29)Jim BarryNWS6Oct 2, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
34Win6–0 (28)Jumbo WellsNWS6Sep 18, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33Draw6–0 (27)Jack MitchellNWS10Aug 12, 1911Tamaqua AC., Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, U.S.
32Win6–0 (26)Billy WestNWS10Aug 8, 1911Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
31Loss6–0 (25)Frank MantellNWS10Jul 11, 1911Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
30Win6–0 (24)Ralph CallowayNWS10Jun 26, 1911Lark Street Auditorium, Albany, New York, U.S.
29Win6–0 (23)Al KubiakNWS6May 23, 1911Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
28Draw6–0 (22) Mike Glover NWS6Apr 3, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27Draw6–0 (21)Tom McMahonNWS6Mar 25, 1911National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
26Loss6–0 (20) Leo Houck NWS6Mar 16, 1911Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
25Loss6–0 (19) Leo Houck NWS6Feb 2, 1911Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
24Draw6–0 (18) Mike Glover NWS6Jan 28, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
23Win6–0 (17)Jack DoyleNWS6Jan 24, 1911Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
22Win6–0 (16)Jimmy HowardNWS6Jan 7, 1911National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
21Win6–0 (15)Jack FitzgeraldNWS6Jan 2, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20Win6–0 (14)Young Tommy ColemanNWS6Dec 23, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
19Win6–0 (13)Jackie ClarkNWS6Dec 17, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
18Draw6–0 (12)Jimmy GlavinNWS6Dec 10, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
17Loss6–0 (11)Jack FitzgeraldNWS6Dec 5, 1910West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16Win6–0 (10)Mickey McDonoughNWS6Nov 24, 1910Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
15Win6–0 (9)Billy BurkeNWS6Oct 25, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
14Win6–0 (8)Jack FerryKO1 (6)Oct 11, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
13Loss5–0 (8)Peck MillerNWS6Oct 1, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
12Win5–0 (7)Jack DoyleNWS6Sep 17, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
11Win5–0 (6)Johnny DuganTKO3 (6)Sep 6, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
10Win4–0 (6)Joe PageNWS6Aug 30, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9Win4–0 (5)Farmer HarrisNWS6Aug 16, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8Win4–0 (4)Al FoxTKO3 (6)Jun 27, 1910West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7Loss3–0 (4)Kid SelbNWS6May 2, 1910Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6Win3–0 (3)Joe O'NeillKO3 (6)Apr 26, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
5Win2–0 (3)Joe SandyKO2 (6)Apr 19, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4Win1–0 (3)Jimmy DolanNWS6Apr 4, 1910West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3Win1–0 (2)Reddy HoganNWS6Mar 14, 1910Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
2Draw1–0 (1)Lew DiamondNWS6Mar 5, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
1Win1–0Matt RyanTKO1 (6)Feb 3, 1910Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Unofficial record

Professional record summary
289 fights196 wins55 losses
By knockout304
By decision16449
By disqualification22
Draws38

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

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
289Win196–55–38Joe SimsTKO3 (10)Oct 21, 1930Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
288Loss195–55–38Herman WeinerTKO1 (8)Jan 15, 1929Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S.
287Loss195–54–38 Otto von Porat TKO5 (10)Jan 11, 1929Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
286Win195–53–38Pietro CorriPTS10Jan 4, 1929Red Men's Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
285Loss194–53–38Marty GallagherPTS12Dec 3, 1928104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
284Draw194–52–38Tom TonerPTS8Nov 1, 1928New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
283Win194–52–37Bill DaringPTS8Oct 19, 1928Grimes Battery, Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
282Win193–52–37Pietro CorriPTS8Oct 18, 1928Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
281Win192–52–37Herman WeinerPTS8Sep 21, 1928Riverview Park, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
280Win191–52–37Billy HendersonNWS6Sep 18, 1928Greenville, Maine, U.S.
279Loss190–52–37Tony YoukonisUD10Aug 20, 1928Fair Grounds Arena, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
278Loss190–51–37Phil MercurioNWS10Jul 13, 1928Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
277Win190–50–37Chuck WigginsDQ5 (10)Jul 4, 1928Memorial Stadium, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
276Win189–50–37Tex McEwanDQ4 (10)Jul 2, 1928Tacoma Bowl, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
275Loss188–50–37Emmett RoccoUD10Jun 25, 1928Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
274Win188–49–37Emmett RoccoNWS10Jun 6, 1928Armory, Akron, Ohio, U.S.
273Win187–49–37Benny RossPTS10May 21, 1928Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
272Win186–49–37Clem JohnsonPTS8Apr 30, 1928Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
271Win185–49–37Jim SigmanPTS10Apr 23, 1928Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
270Loss184–49–37Jack McAuliffe IINWS10Apr 17, 1928Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
269Draw184–48–37Tiny RoebuckNWS10Apr 11, 1928Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
268Win184–48–36James Jay LawlessPTS10Apr 2, 1928Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
267Win183–48–36K.O. SamsonTKO2 (8)Mar 26, 1928Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
266Loss182–48–36Jack GagnonPTS10Mar 9, 1928New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
265Win182–47–36Earl BluePTS6Mar 5, 1928Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
264Win181–47–36Marcel DeRoseTKO2 (10)Feb 27, 1928Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
263Win180–47–36Jack GagnonPTS10Feb 17, 1928Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
262Draw179–47–36Sandy SeifertPTS10Feb 6, 1928Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
261Win179–47–35Joe LohmanPTS10Nov 28, 1927Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
260Win178–47–35Matt AdgiePTS10Nov 16, 1927108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
259Win177–47–35George GemasPTS10Nov 2, 1927108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
258Win176–47–35Willie WalkerPTS8Oct 28, 1927Auditorium, Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
257Win175–47–35Teddy JacksonKO4 (10)Oct 24, 1927Floral Park Arena, North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.
256Win174–47–35Clem JohnsonPTS10Sep 29, 1927Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Pennsylvania, U.S.
255Loss173–47–35Matt AdgieMD10Sep 8, 1927Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
254Loss173–46–35Cuban Bobby BrownNWS8Aug 15, 1927Dog Track, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
253Win173–45–35Ray NeumanPTS10Feb 7, 1927Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
252Win172–45–35George GemasPTS8Jan 1, 1927Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
251Loss171–45–35Jack GagnonPTS10Dec 23, 1926Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
250Win171–44–35Jimmy MoranKO1 (8)Nov 18, 1926Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
249Loss170–44–35 Young Stribling NWS10Nov 11, 1926Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
248Win170–43–35George GemasPTS10Sep 13, 1926Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Pennsylvania, U.S.
247Win169–43–35Tommy MaddenKO1 (8)Aug 31, 1926Lauer's Park, Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
246Loss168–43–35 Gene Tunney PTS12Jan 13, 1922Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.For vacant ABA light-heavyweight title
245Draw168–42–35Bob RoperPTS12Nov 24, 1921Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
244Win168–42–34 Mike McTigue NWS10Sep 14, 1921Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
243Win167–42–34Sergeant Ray SmithNWS10Sep 8, 1921Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
242Win166–42–34Eddie RicordNWS10Jul 20, 1921Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
241Loss165–42–34 Carl E. Morris DQ6 (12)Jul 2, 1921Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
240Win165–41–34Soldier JonesPTS10May 30, 1921Exhibition Grounds, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
239Win164–41–34Bill ReedPTS12Apr 29, 1921Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
238Win163–41–34Dan O'DowdPTS12Apr 15, 1921Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
237Loss162–41–34Charley WeinertPTS15Mar 18, 1921Flatbush A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
236Win162–40–34Homer SmithPTS12Mar 10, 1921Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
235Loss161–40–34 Noel "Boy" McCormick DQ7 (10)Dec 8, 1920Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, U.S.
234Loss161–39–34 Georges Carpentier KO4 (12)Oct 12, 1920Westside Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.Lost world light-heavyweight title;
For vacant NYSAC light-heavyweight title
233Win161–38–34Sergeant Ray SmithNWS10Jun 26, 1920League Park, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
232Draw160–38–34Chuck WigginsPTS12May 21, 1920Westwood Field, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
231Draw160–38–33Jack RenaultNWS12May 5, 1920Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
230Win160–38–32Clay TurnerNWS12May 3, 1920Exposition Building, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
229Win159–38–32Tony MelchiorNWS10Apr 28, 1920Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
228Win158–38–32Silas GreenNWS10Apr 19, 1920Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
227Win157–38–32Clay TurnerNWS10Mar 26, 1920Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
226Win156–38–32Al BenedictNWS8Mar 22, 1920West Hoboken A.C., West Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
225Win155–38–32Clay TurnerNWS10Feb 16, 1920Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
224Win154–38–32Johnny HowardNWS8Jan 23, 1920Lotus A.C., Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S.
223Win153–38–32Bert KennyTKO8 (10)Jan 1, 1920Arena Gardens, Toronto, Quebec, Canada
222Draw152–38–32Clay TurnerNWS10Nov 24, 1919Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
221Win152–38–31Bartley MaddenNWS10Nov 17, 1919Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
220Loss151–38–31 Harry Greb NWS10Sep 3, 1919State Fair Grounds, Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
219Win151–37–31Clay TurnerNWS8Aug 11, 1919Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
218Win150–37–31Jim TulleKO1 (10)Aug 9, 1919Tully Coliseum, Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.
217Win149–37–31Ed KinleyNWS8Jul 25, 1919DeForest Gymnasium, Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
216Loss148–37–31 Harry Greb NWS6Jul 14, 1919Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
215Win148–36–31 Billy Miske NWS12Jul 3, 1919Rossford Arena, Rossford, Ohio, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
214Draw147–36–31Tim LoganNWS6May 20, 1919Armory, Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
213Loss147–36–30Johnny HowardNWS8May 2, 1919Bayonne Pavillion, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
212Loss147–35–30 Harry Greb NWS12Apr 28, 1919Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
211Win147–34–30Ed KinleyNWS8Apr 14, 1919McGuigan's Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, U.S.
210Loss146–34–30 Harry Greb NWS10Feb 17, 1919Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.ABA and world light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
209Win146–33–30 Jim Coffey PTS12Feb 12, 1919Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
208Win145–33–30 Leo Houck NWS6Dec 25, 1918Frank Erne Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
207Loss144–33–30 Jack Dempsey KO3 (6)Nov 6, 1918Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
206Win144–32–30Clay TurnerNWS8Aug 26, 1918Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
205Loss143–32–30 Harry Greb NWS6Aug 6, 1918Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
204Loss143–31–30Bartley MaddenNWS8Jul 20, 1918Atlantic City A.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
203Win143–30–30Charley WeinertNWS8Jun 17, 1918Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
202Win142–30–30 Jim Coffey NWS6Jun 6, 1918Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
201Win141–30–30Bartley MaddenNWS15May 27, 1918Casino Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
200Draw140–30–30 Bill Brennan PTS12Jan 15, 1918Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
199Draw140–30–29Bartley MaddenPTS12Dec 11, 1917Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
198Win140–30–28 Bill Brennan PTS12Nov 27, 1917Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
197Win139–30–28Zulu KidNWS10Oct 31, 1917Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
196Loss138–30–28 Bill Brennan PTS12Oct 23, 1917Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
195Win138–29–28Tom McMahonPTS12Oct 15, 1917Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
194Draw137–29–28 Bill Brennan PTS12Oct 2, 1917Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
193Draw137–29–27 Jim Coffey PTS12Sep 11, 1917Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
192Loss137–29–26 Harry Greb NWS10Sep 6, 1917Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
191Win137–28–26Jack LondonTKO4 (10)Aug 6, 1917Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
190Win136–28–26Al BenedictNWS10Jul 16, 1917Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
189Win135–28–26Al BenedictNWS10Jun 25, 1917Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
188Win134–28–26Johnny HowardPTS12Jun 20, 1917Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.Retained ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles
187Win133–28–26Bartley MaddenNWS10Jun 15, 1917Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
186Win132–28–26Bert KennyNWS10May 26, 1917Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
185Win131–28–26 Leo Houck NWS6May 16, 1917York Opera House, York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
184Draw130–28–26Bob McAllisterNWS10May 9, 1917Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
183Loss130–28–25 Tommy Gibbons NWS10Mar 23, 1917Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
182Win130–27–25Jack MoranPTS12Mar 6, 1917Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
181Win129–27–25 Billy Miske NWS10Feb 27, 1917Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
180Win128–27–25 Bob Moha NWS12Jan 17, 1917Grand Opera House, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
179Win127–27–25Jim SmithNWS10Jan 12, 1917Village A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
178Win126–27–25 Gunboat Smith NWS10Jan 1, 1917Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
177Draw125–27–25Gus ChristiePTS15Dec 8, 1916Gymnastic Club, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
176Loss125–27–24 Carl E. Morris PTS15Nov 16, 1916Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
175Loss125–26–24 Billy Miske NWS10Oct 30, 1916Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
174Win125–25–24 Jack Dillon PTS12Oct 24, 1916Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Won ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles
173Loss124–25–24 Billy Miske NWS10Oct 12, 1916Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
172Win124–24–24 Gunboat Smith PTS12Oct 10, 1916Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
171Draw123–24–24Gus ChristiePTS8Oct 3, 1916Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
170Win123–24–23Battling BrandtNWS12Sep 26, 1916Olympic Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
169Draw122–24–23 Jack Dillon NWS8Sep 12, 1916Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles at stake;
(via KO only)
168Win122–24–22 George K.O. Brown NWS10Sep 4, 1916East Chicago, Indiana, U.S.
167Win121–24–22Tommy BurkePTS12Jul 25, 1916Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
166Win120–24–22George AsheNWS10Jul 21, 1916Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
165Win119–24–22 Jack Dillon NWS10Jul 13, 1916Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
164Win118–24–22Jim BarryNWS10Jun 30, 1916Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
163Draw117–24–22 Porky Dan Flynn PTS8May 30, 1916Rose A.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
162Win117–24–21 Gunboat Smith NWS6May 15, 1916Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
161Loss116–24–21 Jack Dillon PTS15Apr 25, 1916Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.For ABA and NYSAC light-heavyweight titles
160Win116–23–21Mike FitzgeraldKO2 (10)Apr 19, 1916Arena, Toronto, Quebec, Canada
159Loss115–23–21 Jack Dillon NWS10Mar 28, 1916Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
158Win115–22–21Jim SavageTKO6 (10)Mar 25, 1916Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
157Win114–22–21Jack KeatingNWS10Mar 20, 1916Hudson Theatre, Schenectady, Pennsylvania, U.S.
156Win113–22–21Bob DevereNWS10Mar 17, 1916Arena, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
155Win112–22–21Jack ConnorsNWS10Mar 14, 1916Hillside Casino, Yonkers, New York, U.S.
154Win111–22–21Sailor Jack CarrollNWS10Mar 9, 1916Greenwood A.C., New London, Connecticut, U.S.
153Win110–22–21Bert KennyNWS10Mar 7, 1916Park Theatre, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
152Win109–22–21Jack HanlonTKO3 (10)Mar 3, 1916East New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
151Win108–22–21Jack DriscollTKO3 (10)Feb 28, 1916Long Acre A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
150Loss107–22–21 Jack Dillon NWS10Feb 8, 1916Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
149Win107–21–21Zulu KidNWS10Jan 28, 1916Long Acre A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
148Win106–21–21Al ReichPTS12Jan 25, 1916Hippodrome, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
147Win105–21–21Silas GreenNWS10Jan 21, 1916Canadian A.C., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
146Win104–21–21Tom CowlerPTS12Jan 11, 1916Hippodrome, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
145Win103–21–21Tom McMahonNWS10Jan 1, 1916Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
144Win102–21–21 Fireman Jim Flynn NWS10Dec 25, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
143Win101–21–21Jack ConnorsNWS10Dec 20, 1915Olympic A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
142Win100–21–21 Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Nov 26, 1915Harlem S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
141Win99–21–21Tom CowlerNWS10Nov 15, 1915Olympia Boxing Club, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
140Win98–21–21Tom McCartyNWS10Nov 13, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
139Win97–21–21Jack GeyerNWS10Nov 8, 1915O'Hara Theatre, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, U.S.
138Draw96–21–21 Porky Dan Flynn NWS6Oct 25, 1915Exposition Building, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
137Win96–21–20Soldier KearnsNWS10Sep 28, 1915Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
136Win95–21–20 Sandy Ferguson PTS12Sep 14, 1915Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
135Win94–21–20Soldier KearnsNWS10Aug 28, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
134Win93–21–20Sailor Jack CarrollNWS10Aug 14, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
133Win92–21–20Colin BellNWS10Aug 6, 1915Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
132Win91–21–20Joe RosenNWS6Jul 13, 1915Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
131Win90–21–20 Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jul 9, 1915Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
130Win89–21–20K.O. SullivanNWS10Jul 2, 1915O'Hara Theatre, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, U.S.
129Win88–21–20 Porky Dan Flynn NWS10May 31, 1915Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
128Win87–21–20George AsheNWS10May 28, 1915Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
127Win86–21–20Jack ConnorsNWS10May 14, 1915Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
126Win85–21–20Zulu KidNWS10Apr 3, 1915Federal A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
125Win84–21–20Tom McCartyNWS10Mar 27, 1915Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
124Win83–21–20Jack HanlonNWS10Mar 23, 1915Astoria S C, Astoria, New York, U.S.
123Win82–21–20Billy KetchellNWS10Mar 19, 1915135th Street A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
122Win81–21–20George AsheNWS6Mar 8, 1915Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
121Draw80–21–20Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Mar 6, 1915Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
120Loss80–21–19 Gunboat Smith PTS20Jan 27, 1915Greenwall Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
119Win80–20–19Jack KeatingNWS10Jan 6, 1915Federal A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
118Draw79–20–19 Gunboat Smith PTS12Jan 1, 1915Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
117Draw79–20–18 Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Dec 25, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
116Loss79–20–17Tom McCartyNWS10Nov 26, 1914Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
115Win79–19–17Zulu KidNWS10Nov 21, 1914Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Not to be confused with Young Zulu Kid
114Draw78–19–17Frank MantellPTS12Nov 5, 1914Rhode Island A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
113Win78–19–16 Terry Kellar NWS10Oct 31, 1914Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
112Win77–19–16Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Oct 30, 1914Empire A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
111Win76–19–16 Fireman Jim Flynn NWS10Oct 20, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
110Win75–19–16 Gunboat Smith NWS10Oct 9, 1914Manhattan Casino, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
109Loss74–19–16George DavisNWS10Sep 18, 1914Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
108Win74–18–16Jack NevinsKO2 (10)Aug 31, 1914Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
107Win73–18–16Bartley MaddenNWS10Aug 19, 1914St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
106Draw72–18–16Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Aug 18, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
105Win72–18–15Jack DriscollNWS10Jul 31, 1914Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
104Win71–18–15 Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jul 21, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
103Win70–18–15Charley WeinertNWS10Jun 30, 1914Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
102Win69–18–15Bert KennyNWS10Jun 26, 1914Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
101Win68–18–15Jack DaviesKO7 (10)Jun 6, 1914Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
100Loss67–18–15 Jack Dillon NWS10May 29, 1914Federal Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.World light-heavyweight title at stake;
(via KO only)
99Win67–17–15Carl LewisNWS10May 19, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
98Loss66–17–15 Jack Dillon PTS12Apr 14, 1914Holland Arena, Butte, Montana, U.S.Dillon claimed vacant world light-heavyweight title
97Loss66–16–15 Bob Moha NWS10Mar 23, 1914Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
96Win66–15–15Sailor Fred FrittsNWS10Mar 17, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
95Win65–15–15Tim O'NeilNWS6Mar 14, 1914National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
94Win64–15–15 Jim Coffey NWS10Mar 9, 1914Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
93Win63–15–15Jack KeatingNWS10Mar 7, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
92Win62–15–15Fred McKayNWS10Mar 3, 1914Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
91Win61–15–15Tom McMahonNWS10Feb 6, 1914Empire A.C., New Star Casino, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
90Win60–15–15Tony RossNWS6Jan 31, 1914National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
89Win59–15–15Soldier KearnsNWS10Jan 27, 1914Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
88Win58–15–15Bob KennyTKO3 (10)Jan 22, 1914Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
87Win57–15–15Jack KeatingNWS10Jan 20, 1914Liberty A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
86Win56–15–15Jack ConnorsNWS10Jan 19, 1914Sharkey A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
85Win55–15–15 Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jan 13, 1914National S.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
84Loss54–15–15Bob McAllisterNWS10Jan 5, 1914Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
83Win54–14–15 Jim Coffey NWS6Jan 3, 1914National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
82Win53–14–15Tommy DalyKO2 (10)Jan 1, 1914Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
81Win52–14–15Jack DriscollNWS10Dec 25, 1913Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
80Win51–14–15 Jim Coffey NWS10Dec 22, 1913Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
79Win50–14–15 Fireman Jim Flynn NWS10Dec 9, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
78Draw49–14–15Charley WeinertNWS10Dec 2, 1913Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
77Win49–14–14Yankee GilbertTKO4 (10)Nov 24, 1913Olympic A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
76Win48–14–14Ed HagenKO7 (10)Nov 20, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
75Win47–14–14Tim LoganNWS10Nov 18, 1913Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
74Win46–14–14Soldier BachusKO9 (10)Nov 15, 1913Sharkey A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
73Win45–14–14Jack KeatingNWS10Sep 30, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
72Win44–14–14Jack "Twin" SullivanNWS10Sep 27, 1913Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
71Win43–14–14Frank McGuinnessKO6 (10)Sep 23, 1913Atlantic Garden A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
70Win42–14–14Whitey AllenTKO3 (10)Sep 17, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
69Loss41–14–14 Eddie McGoorty NWS10Sep 10, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
68Win41–13–14Nick MullerTKO6 (10)Aug 27, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
67Win40–13–14Sailor WhiteNWS10Aug 19, 1913Atlantic A.A., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
66Win39–13–14Tim LoganNWS10Aug 13, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
65Draw38–13–14 Porky Dan Flynn NWS10Jul 30, 1913St. Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
64Loss38–13–13Jack "Twin" SullivanNWS10Jul 3, 1913Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
63Draw38–12–13 Jack Dillon NWS10Apr 17, 1913Rochester, New York, U.S.
62Draw38–12–12George DavisNWS10Mar 7, 1913Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
61Win38–12–11Tom McMahonNWS10Feb 10, 1913Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
60Win37–12–11Dick GilbertPTS25Dec 20, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
59Win36–12–11Tom KennedyNWS6Nov 28, 1912Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
58Win35–12–11Harry RamseyNWS6Nov 12, 1912Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
57Win34–12–11 Eddie McGoorty NWS6Sep 28, 1912National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
56Loss33–12–11 Dave Smith NWS6Sep 21, 1912National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
55Win33–11–11Emmett "Kid" WagnerNWS6Sep 7, 1912National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
54Win32–11–11Harry WuestNWS15Jul 19, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
53Win31–11–11Dick GilbertPTS20Jun 14, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
52Win30–11–11Dick GilbertPTS15Jun 7, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
51Win29–11–11Dick GilbertPTS15May 24, 1912Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
50Win28–11–11Emmett "Kid" WagnerNWS10May 17, 1912Luzerne Theater, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
49Win27–11–11 Eddie Palmer NWS10May 3, 1912Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
48Draw26–11–11Tony CaponiPTS10Apr 16, 1912Gate City A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
47Win26–11–10Larry WilliamsNWS6Apr 4, 1912Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
46Win25–11–10Peck MillerPTS10Mar 21, 1912Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
45Draw24–11–10Bill MacKinnonNWS10Mar 19, 1912Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
44Draw24–11–9 Eddie Palmer NWS6Mar 12, 1912Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
43Loss24–11–8 Eddie McGoorty NWS6Feb 12, 1912Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
42Win24–10–8George AsheTKO13 (15)Feb 8, 1912Monumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
41Draw23–10–8George AsheNWS6Jan 18, 1912Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
40Win23–10–7 Joe Grim NWS6Jan 11, 1912Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
39Loss22–10–7Jeff ClarkNWS15Dec 27, 1911Southwest A.C., Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
38Loss22–9–7Jeff ClarkNWS15Dec 14, 1911Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
37Loss22–8–7 Leo Houck PTS12Oct 24, 1911Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
36Loss22–7–7 Jack Dillon NWS6Oct 23, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
35Draw22–6–7Jim BarryNWS6Oct 2, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
34Win22–6–6Jumbo WellsNWS6Sep 18, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33Draw21–6–6Jack MitchellNWS10Aug 12, 1911Tamaqua AC., Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, U.S.
32Win21–6–5Billy WestNWS10Aug 8, 1911Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
31Loss20–6–5Frank MantellNWS10Jul 11, 1911Brown's Gym, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
30Win20–5–5Ralph CallowayNWS10Jun 26, 1911Lark Street Auditorium, Albany, New York, U.S.
29Win19–5–5Al KubiakNWS6May 23, 1911Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
28Draw18–5–5 Mike Glover NWS6Apr 3, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
27Draw18–5–4Tom McMahonNWS6Mar 25, 1911National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
26Loss18–5–3 Leo Houck NWS6Mar 16, 1911Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
25Loss18–4–3 Leo Houck NWS6Feb 2, 1911Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
24Draw18–3–3 Mike Glover NWS6Jan 28, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
23Win18–3–2Jack DoyleNWS6Jan 24, 1911Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
22Win17–3–2Jimmy HowardNWS6Jan 7, 1911National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
21Win16–3–2Jack FitzgeraldNWS6Jan 2, 1911American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20Win15–3–2Young Tommy ColemanNWS6Dec 23, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
19Win14–3–2Jackie ClarkNWS6Dec 17, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
18Draw13–3–2Jimmy GlavinNWS6Dec 10, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
17Loss13–3–1Jack FitzgeraldNWS6Dec 5, 1910West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
16Win13–2–1Mickey McDonoughNWS6Nov 24, 1910Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
15Win12–2–1Billy BurkeNWS6Oct 25, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
14Win11–2–1Jack FerryKO1 (6)Oct 11, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
13Loss10–2–1Peck MillerNWS6Oct 1, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
12Win10–1–1Jack DoyleNWS6Sep 17, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
11Win9–1–1Johnny DuganTKO3 (6)Sep 6, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
10Win8–1–1Joe PageNWS6Aug 30, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9Win7–1–1Farmer HarrisNWS6Aug 16, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8Win6–1–1Al FoxTKO3 (6)Jun 27, 1910West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7Loss5–1–1Kid SelbNWS6May 2, 1910Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6Win5–0–1Joe O'NeillKO3 (6)Apr 26, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
5Win4–0–1Joe SandyKO2 (6)Apr 19, 1910Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
4Win3–0–1Jimmy DolanNWS6Apr 4, 1910West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3Win2–0–1Reddy HoganNWS6Mar 14, 1910Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
2Draw1–0–1Lew DiamondNWS6Mar 5, 1910National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
1Win1–0Matt RyanTKO1 (6)Feb 3, 1910Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jack Dillon
World Light Heavyweight Champion
24 October 1916–12 October 1920
Succeeded by
Georges Carpentier