Arthur Chambers

BORN   December 6 1846; Salford, Lancashire, England (Some sources report December 3 1847)
DIED April 8 1923; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Some sources report May 25 1925)
HEIGHT 5-3 3/4 (Some sources report 5-4 1/2)
WEIGHT 115-125 lbs

Chambers began fighting in England and was an able fighter from 1864-1879; He came to America in 1871; A year later, he won the Lightweight Championship of America

During his career, Arthur defeated such men as John Clark, Billy Edwards and George Seddons

Chambers was elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2000

1864
Oct  1 Arthur Webber              Mode Wheel, Eng                  KO 20
Nov 15 Fred Finch                 London, Eng                      KO 64

1865
Nov  8 Ned Evans                  Flouch, Yorkshire, Eng           KO 44
         -Some sources report "Hazel Head Bridge" 

1866
Feb  6 Jim Prior                  Flouch, Yorkshire, Eng           KO 13
         -Some sources report "Hazel Head Bridge"
Aug  7 Jem Brady                  Southport, Eng                   ND 28
          -Police intervened
Aug  8 Jem Brady                  near Manchester, Eng             LK 63
          -Some sources report "L 72"

1867
Feb 19 Dick Goodwin               near Weaversham, Eng              D 105
May 17 Jim Finch                  Aldershot, Eng                    D 62
          -Some sources report "KO 62" on 5/21/67
Nov 12 Harry Kimberley            Saltersbrook, Eng                 D 33
          -Some sources report "KO 33"

1868
       Ned Evans                                                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Evans did not show; Chambers received forfeit
Sep 29 Tom Scattergood            Manchester, Eng                  KO 40
          -Some sources report "Fiddlers Ferry, Cheshire, Eng"
Dec  9 Jim Prior                  Flouch, Yorkshire, Eng            W  4
         -Some sources report "KO 4" at "Hazel Head Bridge" 

1869
Jan  6 Harry Kimberley            Manchester, Eng                  KO 20
          -Some sources report "W 22" on 1/22/69
May 27 Bat Mullins                Manchester, Eng                   D 43
          -Some sources report "L 43" in "Epsom Heath, Surrey, Eng"

1870
Apr    Enoch Brittle                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Brittle did not show; Chambers received forfeit
Oct  6 George Fletcher            Manchester, Eng                  KO 56
          -Some sources report "Point of Ayr, Prestatyn, Eng"

1871
Jan 31 Peter Morris               in England                      SCH   
Jan 31 Kenny, the "Shoe Black"    in England                      SCH    
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled but not held;
           Chambers received forfeit
Mar  3 -Chambers arrived in New York, NY
Nov 30 John Clark                 New York, NY                      W  3
          -Some sources report 3/31/71

1872
Sep  4 Billy Edwards              Squirrel Island, ---, Can        WF 26
          -Lightweight Championship of America;
           Some sources report "Walpole Island, Can"

1873
Jun  3 -Chambers was scheduled to spar in New York, NY
Aug  3 George Seddons             Long Island, NY                   W 14
          -Some soures report Lightweight Championship of America

1874
Dec    Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX   
          -Chambers and Edwards sparred each night for a week
           at the "Park Theatre" in late December

1875
Jun 11 Sam Collyer                Lancaster, Pa                    EX   
          -Some sources report 6/12/75

         -Chambers seconded William Miller vs Tom Denny in Boston, Ma

Dec  7 Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX   

1877
Mar 19 Warwick Edwards            New York, NY                     EX   
May  3 -Chambers seconded Jimmy Murray vs. William McClellan
           in New York, NY
Apr 21 -Chambers retired from the ring (only to return later)
Sep 24 Billy Edwards              Brooklyn, NY                     EX   

1878
May 27 Young King                 Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov    Young Nixey                Manchester, NH                   EX   

1879
Feb  3 Patsy Sheppard             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Mar 27 John Clark                 Chippewa Falls, ---, Can         KO 136
          -Lightweight Championship of America;
           Some sources report "Black Creek, near Chippewa Falls, Can";
           Some sources report 3/29/79
Mar 31 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  2
          -Police intervened
       John Clark                                                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but fell through
Apr 19 -Chambers was scheduled to spar in Brooklyn, NY
Aug 18 -Chambers seconded William McClellan vs Mike Donovan
           in San Francisco, Ca

1881
Jan 19 Tommy Bates                New York, NY                     EX   
Jan 21 -Chambers was scheduled to spar in Brooklyn, NY
Jan    Patsy Sheppard             New York, NY                     EX  3
Oct    Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX    

1882
Feb 27 Harry Hicken               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
Jul 17 -Chambers seconded Joe "Tug" Wilson vs. John L. Sullivan
           in New York, NY
Aug 21 George Holden              Bridgeport, Ct                   EX 3
Aug 21 Joe "Tug" Wilson           Bridgeport, Ct                   EX  
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Sep  4 Joe "Tug" Wilson           Troy, NY                         EX   
Nov 10 Harry Hicken               New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 26 Jimmy Murray               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Dec 28 Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX   

1883
Mar 13 Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX   
Mar 19 Billy Edwards              Boston, Ma                       EX   
Apr 12 Billy Edwards              Brooklyn, NY                     EX   
          -These men were very scientific;
           Edwards got in two blows for every one;
           Some sources report "Long Island City, NY"

1884
May  8 Patsy Sheppard             Cambridge, Ma                    EX   
Nov 10 -Chambers and Billy Edwards seconded John M. Laflin
           vs John L. Sullivan at New York, NY
Nov    Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX   

1885
Apr 24 Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX   
          -Some sources report 4/24/84; Some report 1886

          -Chambers refereed the Billy Leedom-George Fryer bout;
           He stopped the bout after three rounds, refusing to
           let it go the scheduled four rounds (according to the
           New York Illustrated News - 9/27/89 p 11)

1886
Feb  3 -Chambers seconded Jack Fogarty vs "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey 
          in New York, NY

1887
Mar    Billy Edwards              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3

1892
Jan 25 Patsy Sheppard             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 15 Patsy Sheppard             Boston, Ma                       EX  3

1896
Dec 14 Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX  3

1897
Feb 24 Billy Edwards              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3

1903
Mar  4 Billy Edwards              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3


*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***
*** Much Data Was Provided By William Matthews (of Cornwall, England) *** 

*** Assistance Was Provided By Hunter Claypatch ***

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