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"Wee" Willie Davies
(William P. Davies)

BORN January 22 1907; Nantyffyllon, Maestag, Wales (Fought out of Charleroi, Pennsylvania)
DIED July 19 1968
HEIGHT 5-4
WEIGHT 110 1/2-121 lbs
MANAGER James Buchanan

 

 

Davies was a clever boxer who was very quick, shifty and elusive; Fighting in, perhaps, the best era of flyweights and bantamweights, Willie was a top contender and one of the best; With the passing of years, he has not received due credit for his wonderful skills
 
During his career, he defeated such men as Frankie Mason, Black Bill (Eladio Valdes), Willie LaMorte, Newsboy Brown (David Montrose), Ruby Bradley, "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz, George Annarino, Eugene Huat, Tony Marino, Ross Fields, Happy Atherton, Marty Gold, Bobby Leitham, Joey Ross, Phil Goldstein and Ernie Jarvis

1924
Aug 19 Joe Shura                  Charleroi, Pa                     W  6
Aug 22 Allan Holmes               Ottawa, Ont, Can                  W 10
Sep  1 Hugh Manson                Charleroi, Pa                     W  6
Sep 12 Frenchy Folio              Clarksburg, WV                   KO  3
Oct 24 Hugh Manson                Clarksburg, WV                    D 10
Nov 17 Alex Burlie                Toronto, Ont, Can                 L  8
Dec 29 Hugh Manson                McKeesport, Pa                    W  8

1925
Jan 26 Johnny Hamm                Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Feb  5 Frankie Mason              McKeesport, Pa                    W 10
Feb  9 Albert "Frenchy" Belanger  Toronto, Ont, Can                 D  6
Feb 26 "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz   McKeesport, Pa                    W 10
Apr  2 Young Dencio               McKeesport, Pa                    W 10
Apr 16 "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz   McKeesport, Pa                    W 10
Jun 27 Davey Adelman              Charleroi, Pa                     W 10
Sep  7 Jackie Feldman             Duquesne, Pa                      W 10
Sep 30 Black Bill (Eladio Valdes) Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Oct 26 Scotty Raeburn             Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  8
Nov  2 Marty Gold                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Nov 30 Davey Adelman              Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10

1926
Jan  1 Jackie Feldman             Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  8
          -Some sources report "Baltimore, Md"
Jan 18 Willy Woods                Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Jan 25 Joey Ross                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Feb  1 Willie LaMorte             Cleveland, Oh                     W  6
Feb 15 Joey Ross                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Mar 10 Davey Adelman              Philadelphia, Pa                  L 10
Mar 26 Willie LaMorte             Cleveland, Oh                     D  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
Mar 29 Marty Gold                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
          -Some sources report 3/30/26
Apr  6 Marty Gold                 Reading, Pa                       W 10
Apr 21 Tommy Hughes               Cleveland, Oh                     D  8
Jun  2 Black Bill (Eladio Valdes) Havana, Cuba                      D 12
Jul  5 Black Bill (Eladio Valdes) Havana, Cuba                      D 12
Jul 14 Carl Fieber                Cleveland, Oh                    KO  7
          -Some sources report "Carl Fecher"
Aug 12 Tony Norman                New Kensington, Pa               KO  9
Aug 23 Harry Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Sep  2 Emil Paluso                Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
Sep 27 Ernie Peters               Chicago, Il                       W 10
Oct  7 Davey Adelman              McKeesport, Pa                    W 10
Oct 25 Davey Adelman              Pittsburgh, Pa                    D 10
Nov  8 Jimmy Sayers               Chicago, Il                       W 10
Dec  7 Melvin "Happy" Atherton    Youngstown, Oh                   ND 10

1927
Jan 13 Carl Cavelli               McKeesport, Pa                    W 10
Jan 21 Mickey Durano              New York, NY                      W  4
Feb  3 Marty Gold                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
          -Some sources report 2/05/27
Feb 14 Joey Ross                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Feb 18 Matty White                Philadelphia, Pa                  D 10
Feb 24 Bucky Riggs                Marietta, Oh                      W 12
Mar 14 Newsboy Brown              Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Mar 24 Matty White                Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Apr 11 Willie LaMorte             Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Apr 19 Young Chappie              Marietta, Oh                      W 12
Apr 27 Ernie Brooks               Cumberland, Md                    W 10
Jun 15 Hal Stevenson              Conneaut Lake Park, Pa            W 10
Jun 20 Alex Burlie                Chicago, Il                       W 10
          -Some sources report 4/27/27
Jul 21 Genaro Pino                Akron, Oh                        ND 10
Aug 26 "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz   Hollywood, Ca                     W 10
Sep 16 Johnny McCoy               Hollywood, Ca                     L 10
Sep 29 Alfredo "Freddie" Imperial Culver City, Ca                   W 10
Nov  3 Midget Wolgast             New York, NY                      L 10
Nov  9 "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz   New York, NY                      L 10
Dec  1 Luis Carpentero            McKeesport, Pa                    W 10

1928
Jan  2 Alle Burlie                Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  8
Jan  3 Phil Goldstein             Cleveland, Oh                     W  6
          -Some sources report 1/04/28
Jan 16 Ernie Peters               Chicago, Il                       W 10
Jan 23 Ernie Jarvis               Toronto, Ont, Can                 W 10
Feb  7 Billy Kelly                Chicago, Il                       W 10
Feb 20 Midget Wolgast             Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
Mar 12 Ty Coleman                 Scranton, Pa                      W 10
Mar 19 Young Chappie              Pittsburgh, Pa                    W   
Mar 28 Albert "Frenchy" Belanger  Toronto, Ont, Can                 L 10
Apr 16 Marty Gold                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Apr 30 Young Irish                Steubenville, Oh                 KO  6
May 21 Phil Tobias                Atlantic City, NJ                 D  8
          -Some sources report "L 10"
May 28 Midget Wolgast             Philadelphia, Pa                  L 10
Jun 25 Jackie Rodgers             Johnstown, Pa                     W 10
Jul 23 Carl Cavelli               New Castle, Pa                    W 10
Sep 10 Luis Carpentero            New Castle, Pa                    W 10
Sep 24 Ernie Peters               New Castle, Pa                    W 10
Oct 29 Johnny McCoy               New Castle, Pa                    D 10
Dec  3 Albert "Frenchy" Belanger  Toronto, Ont, Can                 L 10

1929
Jan  4 Art Giroux                 Toronto, Ont, Can                 W  8
Jan 21 Marty Gold                 Oil City, Pa                      W 10
Feb  8 Ruby Bradley               Toronto, Ont, Can                 W  6
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Mar  4 Frisco Grande              New Castle, Pa                    W 10
          -Some sources report "Sioux Falls, Ia"
Apr 19 Jackie Rodgers             Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
May 13 Harry Goldstein            New Castle, Pa                    W 10
May 17 Frisco Grande              Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Jun  6 Frisco Grande              Johnstown, Pa                     W 10
Jul  8 Luis Carpentero            Johnstown, Pa                     W 10
Jul 25 Carl Cavelli               New Brighton, Pa                  W 10
Aug  5 Frankie Genaro             Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Aug 26 Luis Carpentero            Toronto, Ont, Can                 W  8
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Sep 16 "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz   North Braddock, Pa                W 10
          -Some sources report 9/17/29 in "Pittsburgh, Pa"
Oct 21 Franklin Young             Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Nov  4 Black Bill (Eladio Valdes) New York, NY                      L 10
Dec  2 Eugene Huat                Toronto, Ont, Can                 W 10
Dec 27 Steve Rocco                Toronto, Ont, Can                NC  6

1930
Jan 10 Vitto Mazzeo               New Brighton, Pa                  W 10
          -Some sources report 2/13/30
Jan 24 Steve Rocco                Toronto, Ont, Can                 W 10
Mar 18 Melvin "Happy" Atherton    Indianapolis, In                  D 10
Jun  2 Black Bill (Eladio Valdes) Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Jun 23 Routier Parra              New Castle, Pa                    W 10
Jul 14 Black Bill (Eladio Valdes) North Braddock, Pa                W 10
Aug 19 Frisco Grande              Johnstown, Pa                     W 10
Sep 18 Melvin "Happy" Atherton    Millvale, Pa                      W 10
Oct  6 Johnny Goodman             Toronto, Ont, Can                 W  8
Nov  3 Archie Bell                Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
Dec 19 Midget Wolgast             Toronto, Ont, Can                 L 10

1931
Jan 12 Marty Gold                 Wheeling, WV                      W 10
Jan 19 Phil Tobias                New Castle, Pa                    W 10
Feb  9 Britt Gorman               Cleveland, Oh                     W  6
Mar  3 Midget Wolgast             Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
May  6 Art Giroux                 Montreal, Que, Can                L 10
May 21 Jimmy Thomas               Millvale, Pa                      L 10
May 30 Matty Mathieson            Erie, Pa                          W   
Jun 17 Lew Farber                 Montreal, Que, Can                D  8
Jul 14 Ross Fields                East Liverpool, Oh                D 10
Jul 23 Jimmy Thomas               Millvale, Pa                      W 10
Aug 13 Jimmy "Kid" Smith          Parkersburg, WV                   W 10
Sep 10 George Annarino            Parkersburg, WV                   W 10
Sep 24 Ross Fields                Johnstown, Pa                     W 10
Oct 16 Ross Fields                Cleveland, Oh                     L  6
Oct 22 Joe Dragon                 Clarksburg, WV                    W 10
Oct 30 Ross Fields                Cleveland, Oh                     W  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
Dec 14 Mose Butch                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   LT  1


1932
Jan 25 Bobby Leitham              Toronto, Ont, Can                 W  8
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Feb  5 Jimmy "Kid" Smith          Fairmont, WV                      W 10
Feb 26 Jackie Wilson              Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
Mar 31 Tony Marino                Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Apr  8 Ross Fields                Cleveland, Oh                     L  6
Apr 22 Johnny Warner              Fairmont, WV                      W 10
Jun  1 Benny Brostoff             Quebec City, Que, Can             D 10
Jun 13 Emile "Spider" Pladner     Montreal, Que, Can                L 10
Jul 14 Sammy Paris                Fairmont, WV                      W 10
Jul 26 Babe Triscaro              Cleveland, Oh                     W  6
Aug  4 Nat Litfin                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  8
Aug 18 Mose Butch                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
Sep 19 Bobby Leitham              Toronto, Ont, Can                 L 10
Sep 26 Johnny Devlin              New Castle, Pa                   TK  7
Dec  1 Ross Fields                Youngstown, Oh                    W 10

1933
Jan 30 George Annarino            Zanesville, Oh                    L 10
Mar 31 Charley Burns              Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  6
Apr  4 Ross Fields                Cleveland, Oh                     L 10

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

1923
Jan  8 Willie Daney               New York, NY                      W 10
Feb  2 Eddie Brady                New York, NY                      D  6
Feb  8 Frankie Fitzpatrick        Yonkers, NY                       W 10
Feb 27 Luis Gugliemini            New York, NY                      W  6
Mar  8 Jimmy Cooney               Meriden, Ct                       W 10
Mar 20 Frankie Curry              New York, NY                      W 10
Mar 26 Willie Daney               New York, NY                      W 10
Apr 14 Eddie Brady                Yonkers, NY                       W 10
Apr 23 Babe Herman                New York, NY                     LK 11
May 21 Willie Daney               New York, NY                      D 10
May 28 Harry Nelson               Albany, NY                        D 10
Jun 12 Joe Lebate                 Albany, NY                        W 10
Jul  9 Larry Roach                Newark, NJ                       ND 10
Aug 21 Mickey Brown               Queensboro, NY                    L 12
Sep 21 Jack Stark                 New York, NY                      W  6
Oct  1 Artie McCann               Trenton, NJ                      ND 10
Oct 12 Mickey Brown               New York, NY                      D 12
Oct 24 Willie Darcey              New York, NY                      W 10
Nov 23 Mickey Brown               New York, NY                     LK 12

1924
Feb 18 Gene Johnson               Elizabeth, NJ                    ND 12
Mar 21 Bud Dempsey                New York, NY                      L  6
Apr 10 Danny Williams             Yonkers, NY                       D 10
May  8 Danny Williams             Yonkers, NY                       D 10
Jun  2 Bobby Garcia               Holyoke, Ma                       L 10
Jun 12 Yong Angelo                Yonkers, NY                       L 10
Jul 12 Joe Scappalone             Bay Shore, NY                     W 10
Jul 24 "Allentown" Johnny Leonard Allentown, Pa                     L 10
Sep  3 Johnny Kochansky           Long Branch, NJ                  ND 10
Sep  9 Len Melody                 Brooklyn, NY                      D  6
Sep 19 Johnny Kochansky           Elizabeth, NJ                    ND 10
Oct  3 Billy Fitzsimmons          Yonkers, NY                       L 10
Nov 22 Johnny Kochansky           Brooklyn, NY                      L  6
Dec  9 "Allentown" Johnny Leonard Hartford, Ct                      L 10

1925
Jan  6 Frankie Maxwell            Albany, NY                        L 10
Mar 13 Gene Johnson               Elizabeth, NJ                    ND 10
Apr 17 "Allentown" Johnny Leonard Passaic, NJ                      ND 12
Apr 23 Jackie Williams            Yonkers, NY                       L  6
May 11 Mickey Brown               Brooklyn, NY                      L  6
Jun 15 Jackie Coburn              New York, NY                      L  6
Jul 17 Kid Henry                  Long Branch, NJ                  ND 10
Aug 14 Johnny Kochansky           Long Branch, NJ                  LK  9


*** Photos And Much Personal Data Were Provided By Dave Davies ***

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

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