Tom Lees (boxer)

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Tom Lees
Real nameThomas James Lees
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Born16 June 1858
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Died11 July 1947
Boxing record
Total fights48
Wins by KO10
No contests14

Thomas James Lees (16 June 1858 – 11 July 1947) was an Australian boxer and the second reported person to hold the title Heavyweight Champion of Australia, from May 1885 to September 1886.

During a long career in boxing he fought bouts in South Africa, USA, Canada and the UK as well as in Australasia. "He won and held the Australian championship against some of the best men in the world," [1] including such famous heavyweight boxers as Peter Jackson, Joe Goddard and Bob Fitzsimmons. His record comes to: 16 wins (9 by knockout), 10 losses, 5 draws and 13 no decisions.

Professional boxing record

17 Wins (10 Knockouts), 12 Defeats (3 Knockouts), 5 Draws, 14 No Contests [2]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
NC1-0-1Australia Peter Jackson ND61884-01-28Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales
LossAustralia George SealePTS61884-01028Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales
Loss2-0-1Australia Peter JacksonPTS41884-01-31Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales
NC3-0-1Australia Peter JacksonND41884-02-02Australia Academy of Music, Sydney, New South Wales
WinAustralia S. CribbeKO61884-04-26Australia Orange, New South Wales
NCAustralia KeyND31884-09-13Australia Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria
WinAustralia O'BrienKO21884-11-23Australia Lyceum Hall, Melbourne, Victoria
Win0-2-1Australia Dick AtkinsonKO111885-02-02Australia Melbourne, Victoria
Draw7-0-1Australia Bill Farnan PTS31885-02-07Australia Victoria Hall, Melbourne, Victoria
Win7-0-2Australia Bill FarnanKO121885-05-20Australia Lyceum Hall, Melbourne, Victoria Australian heavyweight title
NC7-1-4Australia Peter NewtonND31885-07-13Australia Lyceum Hall, Melbourne, Victoria
NC7-1-4Australia Peter NewtonND41886-03-18Australia Lyceum Hall, Melbourne, Victoria
Draw8-1-2Australia Bill FarnanPTS191886-04-19Australia Williamstown Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria Australian heavyweight title
Win8-1-3Australia Bill FarnanKO41886-04-20Australia Essendon, Victoria Australian heavyweight title
NC7-1-4Australia Peter NewtonND41886-07-10Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
NC3-3-3Australia Pablo FanqueND41886-07-12Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
NC6-0-1Australia Larry FoleyND41886-07-14Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
WinAustralia Jack MalloyKO21886-07-17Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
NC7-1-4Australia Peter NewtonND41886-07-31Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
Draw7-1-4Australia Peter NewtonNWS41886-08-07Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
NC4-3-0Australia George SealeND41886-08-14Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
WinAustralia Maori JackKO21886-08-21Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
Win4-1-0Australia Bob Fitzsimmons NWS41886-08-25Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
Win10-1-0Australia Mick DooleyPTS41886-08-28Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
Win0-1-0Australia SnowPTS41886-09-04Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
WinAustralia Big JackPTS41886-09-11Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
NC7-1-4Australia Peter NewtonND41886-09-18Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales
Loss4-2-2Australia Peter JacksonTKO301886-09-25Australia Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales Australian heavyweight title
WinUnited Kingdom Will PerkinsKO61887-07-11United Kingdom Private Show, West End, London
Loss2-1-2United Kingdom Bill Chesterfield GoodeRTD151887-08-30United Kingdom The Lambeth School of Arms, Lambeth, London
Win3-1-2United Kingdom Bill Chesterfield GoodeDQ51887-10-15United Kingdom Waites Room, Brewer Street, Soho, London
Loss31-3-7USA Jack FallonPTS101888-12-03USA Palace Rink, Brooklyn, New York
Loss32-3-7USA Jack FallonKO81889-01-03USA New York, New York
Loss8-1-0USA Joe McAuliffeKO81889-05-22USA San Francisco, California
NC13-3-2USA Peter JacksonND41889-06-15USA Minneapolis, Minnesota
NC15-3-2USA Peter JacksonND41889-07-27USA Erie, Pennsylvania
WinUSA Billy McCullomPTS31889-07-29USA Genesee Hall, Buffalo, New York
WinAustralia Harry WalkerKO61890-07-19Australia Theatre Royal, Charters Towers, Queensland
Loss15-1-2Australia Joe Goddard TKO91891-05-26Australia Skating Rink, Charters Towers, Queensland
Draw17-1-2Australia Joe GoddardPTS81891-09-21Australia Crystal Palace, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Draw1-2-2Australia Herb McKellPTS61894-10-04Australia Theatre Royal, Coolgardie, Western Australia
WinSouth Africa Max RossiniRTD11897-06-07South Africa Olympia Rink, Kimberley, Western Cape
Loss37-10-6Canada Frank SlavinPTS201898-05-28Canada Savoy Theatre, Dawson City, Yukon Territory
Loss1-0-0United Kingdom Jack ScalesKO21899-11-14United Kingdom Bob Habbijams West End School of Arms, Newman Street, Soho, London
LossUnited Kingdom Harry NewmierTKO61901-09-05United Kingdom Bethnal Green Athenaeum Hall, Tottenham Court Road, London
LossUnited Kingdom Sailor Bill EvartsPTS81902 abt FebUnited Kingdom London
WinNew Zealand Alfred O'BrienKO21903-10-19United Kingdom Vaughan's Gymnasium, Liverpool
NCCanada Tommy Burns ND31909-08-24New Zealand His Majesty's, Auckland

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  1. Doherty, William J (1831). In the Days of the Giants. London; Sydney: George G Harrap. p. 272.
  2. Tom Lees' Professional Boxing Record. Retrieved on 15 August 2016.