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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Will Curley

BORN   August 16 1876; Newcastle, England (Some sources report 1877)
DIED December 23 1937 (Some sources report 1973)
WEIGHT 104-122 lbs

Curley was a scrappy competitor who was quick on his feet and possessed splendid balance

During his career, Curley won the
BBBC Featherweight Championship of Great Britain

Curley defeated such men as "Torpedo" Billy Murphy, Thomas "Pedlar" Palmer, Sammy Kelly, Jack Roberts, Billy Barrett, Jabez White, Patsy Haley and George Proctor

       Willie Vardy               Newcastle, England                  W   
       L. Curtis                  Newcastle, England                  W  6
       Keene                      Newcastle, England                  W   
          -Curley won a 104 pound competition

       W. Kirton                                                     KO  7
       Tim Kelly                                                     KO  1
       Tom Sexton                                                     W  6
       S. Rein                                                        W  6
       W. Vasty                                                       W  6
          -Perhaps, this man was "Willie Vardy"
       J. Francis                 Newcastle, England                 KO  1
       Ike Cohen                  Newcastle, England                  W  4
          -Final bout of an 8 Stone Competition
       Tommy Murphy                                                   D  8
       Bill Sparrow               Chatton, England                    W  3
       Fred Sullivan              Chatton, England                    W  3

Aug 29 Fred Sullivan              Newcastle, England                 KO  4

Feb 18 J.J. Garritty              Newcastle, England                 TK  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Jul 29 Joe Farrell                Newcastle, England                  W  9

May 25 Charlie Beadling           Newcastle, England                  L 20
          -Some sources report 5/25/95

Mar 15 Ted Daley                  Gateshead, England                  W  3
Jun  7 Tom Turner                 Gateshead, England                  W 20
Nov  8 Patsy Haley                Gateshead, England                  W 20
          -Some sources report "Newcastle, England"

Feb 28 "Torpedo" Billy Murphy     Newcastle, England                 KO 12

Nov  2 George Dixon               New York, NY                        L 25

Jan 22 Nat Smith                  Newcastle, England                  W 20
          -BBBC Featherweight Championship of Great Britain
Apr 12 Jabez White                Newcastle, England                 KO  1

Jan 21 Jack Roberts               London, England                    LK  7
          -Some sources report "L 7"
Mar 11 Sammy Kelly                Newcastle, England                 WF  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"

Feb  3 Jack Roberts               Newcastle, England                 KO  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Apr    Joe White                                                      W 10
Sep 29 George Dixon               Gateshead, England                  D 15
Nov  8 Billy Barrett              Newcastle, England                  W 15
Dec 15 Thomas "Pedlar" Palmer     Newcastle, England                 KO  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Dec 22 George Proctor             Newcastle, England                 KO  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"

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