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Walter Campbell

BORN   June 28 1865; Collingwood, Ontario, Canada (Fought out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Some sources report 1866)
DIED December 7 1945
WEIGHT 126-138 lbs

 

Campbell was a skilled and clever boxer and exceptionally quick; He gained notoriety at seventeen years of age as a sprinter and jumper; Walter was the son-in-law of the famous boxer and champion, Arthur Chambers

During his career, he defeated such men as Billy Dacey, Mike Cushing, Jimmy Murray, Jack Hopper, Walter DeBaum, Billy Nally and Pat McHugh

1883-1884 
          -Campbell started boxing

1886
Jan 25 Fred Sommers               Milwaukee, Wi                     L 10
          -Some sources report "TK 11"
Mar 27 Sam White                  Milwaukee, Wi                    TK  4
          -Some sources report "TK 6"
Apr  5 Sam White                  Whitefish Bay, ?                 KO  5
       Pat McHugh                 in Wisconsin                      W  4
Jul 17 Herb Lomas                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Sep 23 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Oct 15 Charles Walsh              St. Louis, Mo                    TK  3

1887
Feb 15 Jimmy Murray               Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Feb 28 Jack McAuliffe             Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Mar  7 Tom Ferguson               Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Mar 25 Jim Connelly               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
May 17 Mike Daly                  Boston, Ma                        L  6
          -Some sources report "LK 6"; Campbell struck his head on the floor
           when knocked down

1889
Jan 31 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Feb 28 E.F. Walker                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3
Mar 21 M. Higgins                 New York, NY                     EX   
Apr  6 Sam Edwards                Wayne, Pa                         W   
May 16 E.F. Walker                Wilmington, De                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 20 -Campbell resigned his position as Boxing Instructor in Philadelphia, Pa
Sep 16 Jimmy Larkins              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 30 George Hagen               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Oct  1 -Campbell was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa
Oct 10 -Campbell assumed his old position as Boxing Instructor in Philadelphia, Pa
Oct 31 E.F. Walker                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Nov 11 Billy Yeager               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 18 Frank White                New York, NY                     EX   
Nov 21 Joe Costello               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Nov 25 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           This was a wrestling match
Dec 19 J. Condron                 New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 21 Billy Yeager               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Dec 23 Billy Yeager               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Dec 28 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3

1890
Jan 13 Billy Yeager               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Jan 23 Billy Teese                Wilmington, De                   EX   
Feb  3 -Campbell seconded Jimmy Mitchell vs Charles "Bull" 
           McCarthy in Philadelphia, Pa
Feb 10 -Campbell seconded Paddy McBride vs Dave O'Leary in
           Cheektowaga, NY
Feb 12 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 17 Tommy Ferguson             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 17 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 20 Tommy Ferguson             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Ferguson did not show
Feb 20 Jack Lynch                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Feb 21 -Campbell was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa
Feb 26 -Campbell seconded Jimmy Mitchell vs Jack Hanley in Buffalo, NY
Mar  7 Billy Yeager               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 12 Jack Hopper                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4

1891
Jan 24 Jack McAuliffe             New York, NY                     EX   
Apr  7 Billy Nally                Alexandria, Va                   TK 10
Jun  9 Tommy Ferguson             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov 27 Tommy Ferguson             New York, NY                     EX   
Dec  7 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
          -Some sources report 12/12/91
Dec 28 Mike Cushing               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4

1892
Feb 20 Austin Gibbons             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar 26 Frank Moore                New York, NY                      W  4
Apr    Martin Snee                Philadelphia, Pa                      
Apr    Billy Frazier              Philadelphia, Pa                      
Apr    George Reynolds            Philadelphia, Pa                      
          -Efforts were made to schedule the previous 3 bouts
Apr  9 Mike Donovan               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Apr 15 Jack Lynch                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Apr 15 -Campbell refereed the J.S. Scully-Thomas Farrell bout
           in Philadelphia, Pa
Apr 30 George Reynolds            Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  7 Jimmy Carroll              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  7 Billy Frazier              New York, NY                      D  6
          -Some sources report "D 4"
May 24 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 28 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun  9 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 17 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 25 Jack Burke                 Gloucester City, NJ             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul  9 Jack Burke                 Gloucester City, NJ             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 11 Billy Dacey                Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed
Jul 15 Jack Burke                 Gloucester City, NJ             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 19 George Hagen               Gloucester City, NJ             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 25 Billy Dacey                Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Sep 14 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
Sep 24 Walter DeBaum              New York, NY                      W 10
Oct 15 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 18 -Campbell was to second Pfrommer vs O'Donnell in Philadelphia, Pa
Dec  8 Al O'Brien                 Gloucester City, NJ             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  8 Tommy Dixon                Buffalo, NY                      LK  5

1893
Jan 16 Billy Ernst                Brooklyn, NY                     LT  2
Jan 30 Terry McLaughlin           Buffalo, NY                      LF 30
Feb  7 Jack Lynch                 Chester, Pa                      EX   
Feb 15 -Campbell was scheduled to referee bouts in
           Philadelphia, Pa but did not show
Mar  1 Billy Ernst                Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 20 Pat Schultz                Buffalo, NY                      LT 11
Apr 10 -Campbell refereed the John Wood-Andrew Black bout in Philadelphia, Pa
Aug 15 John van Heest             Atlantic City, NJ               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Aug 15 Jack Lynch                 Atlantic City, NJ                ND  3
Oct 20 Bill Bachman               Gloucester City, NJ              EX   
Oct    Tom Gaffney                                                  L  4
          -This bout was held during Oct-Dec 1893
Dec 16 -Campbell was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa

1894
Jan 31 John Corrigan              Washington, DC                    W  8
Feb  2 James O'Donnell            Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Feb  3 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Feb    Jack Boylan                Washington, DC                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Some sources report "Jack Bolan"
Feb 24 Walter DeBaum              New York, NY                     EX  4
          -This bout was not held 2/19/1894 as reported by some sources;
           Some sources report "EX 3"; Some sources report "W 4"
Feb 24 Frank Erne                 Buffalo, NY                      ND  4
          -Different sources report the previous 2 bouts
           on the same date
Mar  8 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Mar 22 Owen Ziegler               New York, NY                     EX   
Apr 12 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 15 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 29 Young Griffo               Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Aug  4 Young Griffo               Coney Island, NY                 ND 10
          -Some sources report "EX 10";
           Some sources report "EX 4"
Sep    -Campbell and Young Griffo were to be photographed
           in a "Boxing Lesson"; These photos are displayed
           in the book, "Gladiators of the Prize Ring"
Oct 19 Young Griffo               Lancaster, Pa                    EX  4
Oct 22 Young Griffo               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 24 -Campbell was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa
Nov  8 -Campbell was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa;
           This bout was postponed
Nov 12 -Campbell refereed the Dan Wilhere-Tom McCarty bout in Philadelphia, Pa
Nov 15 -Campbell was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa
Dec 21 Mike Dee                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   

1895
Jan 21 Mike Dee                   Germantown, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  2 Mike Dee                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3

1896
Feb 21 Billy Ernst                Brooklyn, NY                     LK  2
Sep  8 Jack Lynch                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4

1897
Feb 16 Mike Dee                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "EX 6"
Feb 24 Jack Lynch                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Nov  2 Jack Lynch                 Chester, Pa                      ND  4
Nov 11 George Siddons             Waterbury, Ct                    TL  4
1898
Feb 11 Mike Dee                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

Undated
       Jimmy Murray                                                 W  4
       Jersey Blakeley                                              W  4
       Billy Dacey                                                  W  4
       Jack Hanley                Buffalo, NY                       L   

1902
Oct 18 Larry Gleason              Maple Falls, Wa                   D 20
          -Gleason fought a "Walter Campbell"

1904
       Jimmie Potts                                                LK  3
          -Potts fought a "Walter Campbell"

1906
Aug 12 William "Kid" Parker       Bonners Ferry, Id                 L 20
          -Parker fought a "Walter Campbell"


*** Some Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

*** Photos Provided By Tony Triem ***


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