Joe Bonds
(Joseph Elee Bonds)

BORN    August 21 1892; Austin, Texas (Fought out of Tacoma, Washington)
HEIGHT  6-1 1/2
WEIGHT  185-190 lbs
RACE    White; Irish-English
MANAGERS "Silent" Joe Gorman, Sol De Lue, Jack Kearns

Bonds was an "all-round" athlete at the University of Puget Sound, in western Washington state; He excelled in football, baseball, track, and boxing

After he retired from professional boxing, Bonds was the Athletic Director of the Lumbermans Athletic Club in Tacoma

Bonds was a White Hope
 of the teens

1912
Apr  2 Henry "Harry" Larson       Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
Apr 19 Henry "Harry" Larson       Tacoma, Wa                       KO  1
May  7 Paul Schock                Tacoma, Wa                       KO  4
May 28 Sailor Moran               Tacoma, Wa                        D  8
Jul  3 Al Hicks                   Tacoma, Wa                        W  8
       -Some sources report "KO 1"
Jul 23 Art Yordy                  Tacoma, Wa                        W  6
       -Some sources report "W 8"
Sep 14 Frank Farmer               Eatonville, Wa                    D 10
Nov 23 Frank Farmer               Eatonville, Wa                    L 10
       -Some sources report 11/21/12

1913
Feb 14 Ed Hagan                   Seattle, Wa                       L  4
Apr 17 Fred Dabroe                Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
May  8 Paul Schock                Tacoma, Wa                        D  4
       -Some sources report Mar 1913
May    Art Carlson                Eatonville, Wa                   KO  3
Aug 11 Frank Farmer               Centralia, Wa                     D  6
       -Some sources report this bout in 1912

1914
Jan 15 Frank Farmer               Tacoma, Wa                        D  4
Feb 26 Art Wilson                 Tacoma, Wa                       KO  2
Mar 26 Ed Hagan                   Tacoma, Wa                       KO  2
Apr 16 Battling Johnson           Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
       -This man is not believed to be "Battling" Jim Johnson
May  5 Larry Madden               Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
Jun  4 Tom McCarty                Lewiston, Mt                      D 12
Jul  3 Al Norton                  Butte, Mt                        LT  6
       -Some sources report "L 6" on 7/04/14
Sep  3 Frank Farmer               Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
Oct  8 Pat Dorian                 Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
Oct 29 Jack Root                  Tacoma, Wa                       KO  2
Nov 17 William "Casey" Jones      Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
Nov 26 Billy Fagan                Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
Dec 17 Al Norton                  Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
       -Some sources report "W 10"
Dec 25 "Farmer" Jack Swinton      Astoria, Or                      KO  9

1915
Jul 17 Harold Hardwick            Sydney, NSW, Aus                  L 20
Aug  7 Harry Reeve                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 TK 12
       -Some sources report "W 12"
Aug 21 Sid Neilson                Brisbane, Que, Aus                W 20
Sep 11 Eddie McGoorty             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  1
Oct  9 Harry Reeve                Melbourne, Vic, Aus               L 20
       -Some sources report 10/06/15
Dec  7 Lou Bodie                  Tacoma, Wa                        W  4
Dec 27 Frank Farmer               Tacoma, Wa                        D  4

1916
Jan  4 Jack Root                  Portland, Or                      D  6
Feb 21 "Sergeant" Al Ross         in Montana                       KO  8
Mar 16 Bob Yoern                  Missoula, Mt                      W  4
Apr  8 Jack Dempsey               Ely, Nv                           L 10
       -Some sources report "LK 10"
May  9 Fred Grant                 Seattle, Wa                      KO  4
Jun 20 Farmer Burns               Portland, Or                      L  6
Jun 29 Jack Root                  Boise, Id                        KO  4
Jul  1 Jack Root                  Pilot Rock, Or                    D 15
Aug    "Battling" Jim Johnson     Boise, Id                         W 10
Aug 15 Lowe Simms                 Boise, Id                         D 10
Sep    Lowe Simms                 Boise, Id                         D 10
Oct  9 "Denver" Jack Geyer        Denver, Co                        W  9
       -Some sources report "TK 9"
Nov 15 "Denver" Jack Geyer        Denver, Co                        D 15
Nov 22 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Denver, Co                        D 15
Nov 29 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert    Denver, Co                        W 15

1917
Jan  8 Carl Morris                Memphis, Tn                       L  8
Feb 23 "Sailor" Jack Carroll      New York, NY                     TK  6
Mar  2 Carl Morris                New York, NY                     LT  4
       -Bonds claimed a foul but it was not allowed
Mar 16 Tom Cowler                 New York, NY                     LK  1
Apr 28 "K.O." Bill Brennan        Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Apr 30 Jack Root                  New York, NY                     KO  4
       -Some sources report "Jack Booth" in "Brooklyn, NY"
May 16 Johnny Howard              Providence, RI                    L 15
Jul  3 Bob McAllister             New York, NY                     ND 10
Jul 24 Billy Miske                Brooklyn, NY                     LT  2
Sep 13 Jim Coffey                 Harlem, NY                       LK  3
       -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Sep 28 "Big" Bill Tate            Far Rockway, NY                 SCH   
       -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 13 Carl Morris                Montreal, Que, Can               LK  3
       -Some sources report 10/03/17
Nov  1 "K.O." Bill Brennan        Lawrence, Ma                     LK  2
1918
May  4 Harry Greb                 New York, NY                     EX  3
Jun 20 Fred Fulton                New York, NY                     EX  3
       -Some sources report 6/30/18
Aug 15 Jim Coffey                 Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
       -Some sources report "EX 4"
Sep  7 Clay Turner                Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  4
       -Some sources report 9/09/18
Sep 19 Frank Farmer               Tacoma, Wa                        L  6

1919
Mar 24 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Buffalo, NY                      ND  6
May  3 Dick O'Brien               Charleston, WV                   LK  6
Jun 30 Dick O'Brien               Elmwood, Oh                       L 10
Jul 21 Dick O'Brien               Cincinnati, Oh                   LK  9
       -Some sources report 7/22/19
Oct 28 "Fighting" Bob Martin      Akron, Oh                        LT 10
       -Some sources report "LK 11"
Nov 27 Tom Woodhouse              Aberdeen, Wa                      D  6
Dec 23 Steve Reynolds             Seattle, Wa                       W  6

1920
Jan 22 Tom Woodhouse              Tacoma, Wa                        D  6
Jan 30 "Tiny" Jim Herman          Astoria, Or                       L 10
Feb 19 "Wild" Bill Reed           Tacoma, Wa                        L  4
Mar 26 Willie "Sugar" Keeler      Seattle, Wa                       D  4
Dec  8 Harlan Bunker              Milwaukie, Or                    LK  4

1921
May 27 Rocco Stramaglia           Cle Elum, Wa                     LT  3

1922
Mar 14 Vic Alexander              Vernon, Ca                        L  4
Nov 15 Jess Willard               Hollywood, Ca                    EX  2


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1924
       Neil Clisby                                                 LK  1

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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