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Wolf Bendoff
(Woolf Bendoff)

BORN    circa 1855; London, England (Spitalfields)
HEIGHT  5-11
WEIGHT  175-190 lbs
RACE    White; Jewish-American

Bendoff was a true globe-trotter, who boxed in Europe, America, Africa, and Australia; He was a dangerous, rough, and tough slugger due to his exceptionally long arms

Data from his time period is difficult to track down; There are a number of references to his being Heavyweight Champion of the World, Heavyweight Champion of England and Heavyweight Champion of Africa

1882
Dec    John Knifton               London, Eng                       L  3

1881-1884
       Jem Griffith               in England             (2:00:00) TK 59
       Jem Hickey                 in England               (17:00) TK 18
       Pat Harrigan               Woolwich, Eng            (22:00) TK 16
       an unnamed opponent                                          W   
       an unnamed opponent                                          W   
       an unnamed opponent                                          W   
          -Bendoff beat the previous 3 men on the same night
          in an Open English Competition
       Jim Young                  in England                (6:00) TK  7
       Harry Langham              San Antonio, Tx                   W  4
       Johnson                                                      D  4

1884
Apr 21 Jerry Murphy               Boston, Ma                        D  4
May 12 Mike Dyer                  Boston, Ma                        W  4
          -Some sources report "D 4" vs "Mickey Dyer"
May 26 Mike Dyer                  Boston, Ma                        L  4
Oct 14 John Knifton               London, Eng            (1:20:00) LT 10
          -Reports vary - "L 3" - "NC 3";
          Queensberry rules and gloves were used;
          Police intervened
Dec 17 Jem Smith                  London, Eng              (48:00) LT 12
          -Smith broke his hand in the third round; 
          Some sources report "LT 13"

1885-1887
          -Bendoff had several fights in which he did not fare well

1888
Nov  3 Jack Burke                 Melbourne, Vic, Aus               D  6
          -Some sources "L 6" on report 11/03/89; Burke was injured;

1889
Jul 25 James Robertson Couper     Port Elizabeth, Trans, SAfrica   LT 26
          -Reports vary - 7/26/89 - 7/29/89;
          Some sources report "LT 27"
Nov 25 Peter Jackson              Plymouth, Eng                    EX  3
Nov 26 Peter Jackson              Plymouth, Eng                    EX  3
Nov 27 Peter Jackson              Plymouth, Eng                    EX  3
Nov 29 Peter Jackson              Portsmouth, Eng                  LT  2
Dec    Peter Jackson              Portsmouth, Eng                  EX  2

1892
May 23 -Bendoff was committed to prison at Liverpool, Eng for the
          attempted murder of Bill Allerton; Bendoff cut and maimed
          this man with a butcher knife; Bendoff is said to have
          challenged Bill Slavin, Bill Dunn and Frank Craig during
          his career

1899
Aug 14 Jim Jeffries               London, Eng                     SCH   
Aug 22 Jim Jeffries               London, Eng                     SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled; The outcomes are not known

1898
Jan 24 Gus Ruhlin                 Baltimore, Md                    LK  2

Undated (1895-1900)
       Ben Taylor                 in England                        L   
          -This bout was held prior to 1901

1900
Apr 16 Jack Scales                London, Eng                      LK  3

1905
Apr    Jem Mace                   London, Eng                      EX  4


1912
          -Bendoff testified in court that he was a former
          heavyweight champion of the world

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

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