Neil Clisby
(Cornelius N. Clisby)

BORN     July 26 1908; Los Angeles, California  (Some sources report July 22 1903; Riverside, California)
HEIGHT   5-10 1/2
WEIGHT   187-198 lbs
MANAGERS Tom Jones, Theodore Binzen

Clisby was not a big heavyweight but he was a scrappy one

During his career, he defeated such men as Joe Bonds, Vic Alexander, "Chief" John Metoquah, Tony Fuente, Mack House, "Long" Tom Hawkins, John Lester Johnson, Dynamite Jackson, "Young" Bob Fitzsimmons, and Tony Galento

1923
Sep  6 Red Briggs                 San Bernardino, Ca                D  4
Sep 20 Ray Kronich                San Bernardino, Ca                D  4
Oct  4 Herman Jones               San Bernardino, Ca                D  4
Oct 18 Bennie Ford                San Bernardino, Ca                D  4
Nov  1 Billy Van                  San Bernardino, Ca                W  4
Nov 22 Tom Kelly                  San Bernardino, Ca                L  4

1924
Jan 23 Leo Matlock                San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
          -Some sources report 1/24/24 in "San Bernardino, Ca"
Feb  7 Leo Matlock                San Bernardino, Ca                L  4
Feb 14 Jack Moore                 San Bernardino, Ca               TK  4
Feb 14 Tommy White                San Bernardino, Ca               NC  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
          White was ordered out of the ring after the
          first round because he was too light
Feb 28 Kid Hippo                  San Bernardino, Ca               KO  2
Aug 29 Harry Lee                  Huntington Beach, Ca              D  4

1925
Feb 18 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Bernardino, Ca                D 10
Jul 16 Vic Alexander              San Bernardino, Ca                L 10
Jul 30 Vic Alexander              San Bernardino, Ca                D 10
Aug 12 Sam Eizman                 Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
          -Some sources report 8/13/25 at "San Bernardino, Ca"
Aug 20 Ed Warner                  San Bernardino, Ca                W 10
Aug 28 Jimmy Williams             San Francisco, Ca                 L  6
Oct  1 Vic Alexander              San Bernardino, Ca               TK  9
Oct 29 Jack Thompson              San Bernardino, Ca                W 10
Dec 23 "Chief" John Metoquah      Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  1

1926
Jan 29 Vic Alexander              Bakersfield, Ca                   L 10
Mar  4 Young Ford                 San Bernardino, Ca               KO  8
Mar 25 Harry Lee                  San Bernardino, Ca               KO  6
Apr  2 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Diego, Ca                     W  6
Apr 15 Frank "Kid" Williams       San Bernardino, Ca               KO  1
May  8 Ted Moore                  San Diego, Ca                     L 10
May 13 Marvin Shector             San Bernardino, Ca                W 10
Jul 15 Frank "Kid" Williams       San Bernardino, Ca                W 10
Jul 24 Johnny Byrne               Los Angeles, Ca                   L 10
          -Some sources report "Jimmy Byrne"
Aug 27 Frank "Kid" Williams       San Francisco, Ca                 L  6
Oct  1 Tony Fuente                San Diego, Ca                    KO  1
          -Some sources report 10/08/26
Dec  2 Tom King                   San Bernardino, Ca               KO  2
Dec 16 Steve Ramos                San Bernardino, Ca               TK  2

1927
Jan 21 Jimmy Byrne                San Bernardino, Ca                D 10
Feb 18 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Diego, Ca                     D 10
Mar 22 Chuck Wiggins              Denver, Co                        L  4
May  4 Ed "Bearcat" Wright        Lincoln, Ne                      LT  5
Jul  5 George Godfrey             Los Angeles, Ca                  LK  7
Jul 28 Mack House                 Pasadena, Ca                     KO  1
Aug 11 "Wild" Bill Cusick         Pasadena, Ca                     KO  8
Sep  8 Johnny "Wildcat" O'Brien   Pasadena, Ca                     KO  2
Sep 22 Jake Kilrain               Pasadena, Ca                     NC  6
Dec  9 Jake Kilrain               Kansas City, Mo                   W 10

1928
Jan  6 "Fighting" Bob Lawson      Kansas City, Mo                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Mar  5 "Fighting" Bob Lawson      Galveston, Tx                    WF  5
Mar 19 "Big" Bill Hartwell        Galveston, Tx                     L 12
Apr 11 Louie Alvarado             San Bernardino, Ca               KO  2
          -Some sources report 4/12/28
May 15 Mack House                 Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  1
May 22 John Lester Johnson        Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Jun 15 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Diego, Ca                     W 10
Aug 16 Mike Arnold                San Bernardino, Ca               KO  6
Aug 23 Sam Baker                  Pasadena, Ca                     KO  1
Oct  4 "Long" Tom Hawkins         San Bernardino, Ca               LK  4
Oct  9 John Lester Johnson        Los Angeles, Ca                   W 10
Nov 16 Willie Henry               Galveston, Tx                    KO  2
Dec  3 Ed "Bearcat" Wright        Galveston, Tx                     D 12

1929
Apr  9 Ed "Bearcat" Wright        Pasadena, Ca                      L 10
          -Some sources report 4/11/29
May  7 Cecil "Seal" Harris        Los Angeles, Ca                   L 10
Sep  6 Dynamite Jackson           San Diego, Ca                     L 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Oct 12 "Young" Bob Fitzsimmons    New York, NY                      W 10
Dec 20 Tony Galento               Boston, Ma                       TK  7

1930
Apr  8 Primo Carnera              Los Angeles, Ca                  LK  2
Jun 19 Mack House                 Pasadena, Ca                     LK  3
          -Some sources report "Boston, Ma"


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***
1924
       Joe Bonds                                                   KO  1

1925
Dec    Louie Alvarado                                               W  6
Dec    Louie Alvarado                                               W  6

1926
       Jimmy Byrne                                                  L 10
       Frank "Kid" Williams       San Bernardino, Ca                L  4
       Frank "Kid" Williams       San Bernardino, Ca                L  6
       Frank "Kid" Williams       San Bernardino, Ca                D 10

1927
       Jimmy Byrne                                                  L 10
 
1930
       Jimmy Mendes                                                 L 10

 

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

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