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Walter Croot

BORN   c. 1875-1877; Leytonstone, London, England (Fought out of Newcastle, England)
DIED December 7 1897; London, England (From injuries sustained in the bout with Jimmy Barry)
WEIGHT 92-100 lbs

Croot was a scrappy battler who was the 7 Stone 4 lbs (102 lbs) champion of England for a brief period of time

During his short career, Croot defeated such men as Bill Bolton, Harry Ware and Mike Small

Many old reports are very contradictory; If anyone discovers conclusive data that disagrees with these fight results, please advise Tracy Callis

Undated
       Curly                                                        W  3
       Dave Job                                                     W  3
       Darby Weldon                                                 W  3
       Bill Connolly                                                W  6
       Sid Scales                                                   L  3

1891
       Ernie Stanton              East Ham, England                 L 12
          -Some sources report "LK 12" in 1892

1892
Jun  4 Matt Evans                 London, England                   W  3
Sep 19 Joe Bennett                London, England                  LK 11
          -6 Stone 8 lbs (92 lbs) championship of England;
           Some sources report "LK 12"

1893
Mar  6 Bill Bolton                London, England                  KO 11
          -7 Stone 4 lbs (102 lbs) Championship of England
May  1 Thomas "Pedlar" Palmer     London, England                  LK 17
          -7 Stone 4 lbs (102 lbs) Championship of England

1894
Mar  5 Andrew Wood                London, England                   W  6
Mar    Dick Parkes                London, England                   W  6
Apr 16 Bill Bolton                London, England                   W  3
          -Some sources report "W 4" on 4/21/94
Jun 28 Ernie Stanton              Leytonstone, England             EX  3
Dec  6 Ernie Stanton              Leytonstone, England             EX  3

1895
Feb 22 Thomas "Pedlar" Palmer     London, England                  EX   
Dec 14 Bill Pike                  London, England                  ND  4

1896
Feb 17 Tom Murray                 London, England                   W  3
Feb 17 Harry Ware                 London, England                   W  3
Feb 17 Con Barrett                London, England                   W  3
           -Some sources report "W 4";
            The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Nov 30 Mike Small                 London, England                  KO 11
          -7 Stone 4 lbs (102 lbs) Championship of England

1897
Dec  6 Jimmy Barry                London, England                  LK 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World;
           Croot struck his head on the floor as he fell;
           He died of brain injuries following this bout;
           Barry was exonerated

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

1897
       Ernie Stanton              in England                        L 12

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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