Kid Graves
(Perry Ivan "Ivia" Graves)

BORN   July 11 1892; Rock Bluff, Nebraska (Some sources report North Plattsmouth, Nebraska)
DIED July 24 1963; Plattsmouth, Nebraska (Buried in Rock Bluff, Nebraska)
HEIGHT 5-7
WEIGHT 125-151 1/2 lbs
MANAGER Alvin "Pop" Graves
RECORD 13-4-3 (10 KO, 75 ND, 12 EX, 1 NC)

Graves was wiry, quick and clever; In 1914, he claimed the Welterweight Championship of the World when he knocked out Johnny "Kid" Alberts

The "Kid" was just one of a number of men who claimed the championship at the time; Others were Jimmy Clabby, Ray Bronson, Jimmy Gardner, Clarence "Kid" Ferns, Mike Gibbons, Kid Graves, Mike Glover, Ted "Kid" Lewis and Jack Britton

Graves fought many of the greats during his career - Jack Britton five times, Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield five times, Johnny "Kid" Alberts five times, Ted "Kid" Lewis three times, Young Ahearn three times, Battling Hurley three times, "Italian" Joe Gans twice, Mike Glover twice, Maurice Sayers twice, Paul Sikora twice, Harry Greb, Mike Gibbons, Mike O'Dowd and Eddie Moha

1910
Oct  1 George Stevens             Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Oct 22 Posey Williams             Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  8
Oct 28 Kid Dietz                  Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  6
Oct 29 Battling Gordon            Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  6
Nov  3 George "Kid" LaMarche      Milwaukee, Wi                    NC  4
          -Some sources report “ND 4”
Nov  5 Joe Bartz                  Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Nov 19 Mike Pooso                 Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  2
Dec 26 Mickey Riley               Milwaukee, Wi                    WF  4

1911
Jan  2 Battling Hurley            Port Washington, Wi              ND  6
Jan 19 Battling Hurley            Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  6
Feb  8 Maurice Sayers             Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  8
Feb 24 Danny Goodman              Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  8
Mar  3 Maurice Sayers             Madison, Wi                      ND 10
Mar 10 Danny Goodman              Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  8
Mar 15 George Watson              Columbus, Oh                     ND  8
Apr 29 Paul Sikora                Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
May  5 Ray Temple                 Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Jun  2 Paul Koehler               Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
Jul  7 Frank Whitney              Cedar Rapids, Ia                 ND 10
          -Some sources report 6/10/11
Jul 13 Anton the Greek            Monroe, Wi                       ND  6
          -Some sources report "ND 10" on 7/15/11
Sep  1 Steve Ketchel              Milwaukee, Wi                    ND  8
          -Some sources report "Eddie Waszinski"
Oct  2 Jimmy Potts                Minneapolis, Mn                  ND  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Nov 10 Jack Lepper                Port Washington, Wi              TK  4
          -Some sources report "Jack Lester"
Nov 26 Paul Koehler               Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
       Freddie Andrews                                             EX  6
       Tommy Kilbane                                               EX  4

1912
Jan 20 Jack Lepper                Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "Jack Lester";
           Some sources report "W 10"
Jan 25 Paul Sikora                Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
          -Some sources report 1/26/12;
           Some sources report "W 12"
Feb 21 Eddie McCloskey            Windsor, Ont, Can                 W  8
          -Some sources report "ND 8"
Mar  4 Leo Kelly                  Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
          -Some sources report "ND 8"
Mar 13 Rudi Unholz                Detroit, Mi                      ND  8
          -Some sources report "Windsor, Ont, Can"
Apr  8 "Young" Joe Grim           Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 12"
Apr 30 Johnny "Kid" Alberts       Cleveland, Oh                    ND 12
Jun 14 Dutch Zimmer               Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
Jun 24 Billy Lewis                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul  8 "Italian" Joe Gans         Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul 13 Battling Hurley            Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul 23 “Battling” Larry Dempsey   New York, NY                     KO  2
Aug  3 Frank Loughrey             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Aug 13 Young Ahearn               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Sep 17 Young Ahearn               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Oct 12 Johnny "Kid" Alberts       Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Oct 28 Smoke Jones                Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
Nov 11 Frank Carson               Brooklyn, NY                     KO  1
Nov 20 Joe White                  Bronx, NY                        ND 10
Nov 27 Benny Franklin             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 11/28/12
       "Mysterious" Joe Hartman                                    EX  4
       Gene Gannon                                                 EX  4
       Alfred "Soldier" Kearns                                     EX  4

1913
Feb 15 "Young" Dal Hawkins        Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
Feb 17 Young Ahearn               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 2/18/13
Feb 20 Eddie Sammon               Brooklyn, NY                     EX 10
Feb 20 Frank Maresco              Brooklyn, NY                     EX 10
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 22 Tommy Howell               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  4 Charley Barry              New York, NY                     EX  3
Apr  7 Philly Kenney              New York, NY                     EX  2
Apr  7 Frank Maresco              New York, NY                     EX  2
Apr  7 Freddie Beland             New York, NY                     EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Apr 19 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 17 Jack Britton               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

Jul 26 Tommy Maloney              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Oct 13 Mike Glover                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some source report 10/20/13
Dec  4 Lee Barrett                Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Dec 13 Jimmy Fryer                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1914
Jan  1 "Young" Jack O'Brien       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 16 Mike Gibbons               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 10 Jack Britton               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 3/12/14
Mar 30 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 25 Jack Britton               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/23/14
May 23 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield  Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jun  9 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield  Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jun 20 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield  Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul  7 Mike Glover                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul 18 Johnny "Kid" Alberts       Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
          -Graves claimed the Welterweight Championship of the World
Sep 29 Johnny "Kid" Alberts       Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Nov 28 Frankie Notter             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 15 Jack Toland                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 29 Jacob "Soldier" Bartfield  Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10

1915
Jan 12 Johnny "Kid" Alberts       Albany, NY                       ND 10
Jan 30 Jack Britton               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb 27 Terry Mitchell             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar  6 Walter Mohr                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Apr  3 Jimmy Capper               Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Apr 20 Eddie Moran                Astoria, NY                      ND 10
Apr 24 Harry Stone                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
May  1 Frankie Notter             Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report 5/31/15
May 25 "Italian" Joe Gans         Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jun  9 Ted "Kid" Lewis            New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun 29 Walter Mohr                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul 26 Charlie Moody              Brooklyn, NY                     TK  5
Dec 16 Harry Greb                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   TK  2
Dec 21 Mike O'Dowd                St Paul, Mn                      ND 10

1916
Jan 17 Ted "Kid" Lewis            Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Feb 21 Eddie Moha                 Dayton, Oh                       LF 11
Feb 28 Al Doty                    Cleveland, Oh                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "ND 12" in Akron, Oh
Mar 22 Jack Britton               Dayton, Oh                       ND 15
Apr 24 Eddie Melzer               Cincinnati, Oh                   ND 10
Apr 27 George Lewis               Toledo, Oh                       ND 10
Dec 14 Spike Kelly                Kansas City, Mo                   D 10

1917
Feb  6 Ted "Kid" Lewis            Brooklyn, NY                     LK  9
Apr 10 Joe Eagan                  Boston, Ma                       LT 10
May 15 Albert Badoud              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Dec 19 Charley Neary              Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10

1920
Jun 25 "Indian" Pete Scott        Omaha, Ne                         W  8

1921
Apr  4 Zip Webster                Albion, Ia                       ND 10
Jun  7 Jimmy Nikol                Omaha, Ne                         L  6
Dec 15 Young Goldie               Omaha, Ne                         D 10

1925
Mar 10 Bernie Randolph            Taft, Ca                          D  4


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

1906
       George Williams                                             KO  4
       Joe Allen                                                   KO  2
       Hal Smith                                                   KO  8
       "Young" Joe Grim                                            KO  5
       "Young" Joe Grim                                            KO  3
       Kid Jordan                                                  KO  4
       J.D. Rocks                                                  KO  1
       Slugger Dobbins                                             KO  5
       Kid Aspinall                                                KO  5
       Tom Scudder                                                 KO  5
       Jack Smith                                                  KO  3
       Jack Smith                                                  KO  4
       Gene McGovern                                                W  6
       Billy Roche                                                  W  6
       Kid Jordan                                                   W  3
       Kid Jordan                                                   W  6
       Jack Smith                                                   W 10
       Jack Smith                                                   W  6
       Fighting Al                                                  W  6
       George Williams                                              D  6
       "Young" Joe Grim                                             D  6
       Slugger Dobbins                                              D  6
       Jack Smith                                                   D  6
       Fighting Al                                                  D  6

1907
       Frank Carr                                                  KO  2
       Willy Crane                                                 KO  4
       Joe Allen                                                   KO  5
       Frank Simms                                                 KO  4
       Kid Abbott                                                  KO  5
       Kid Abbott                                                  KO  2
       Henry Burr                                                  KO  4
       Kid Aspinall                                                KO  3
       Tommy Scudder                                               KO  3
       Slatts McDonough                                            KO  4
       Fighting Al                                                  W  3
       Kid Abbott                                                   W  6
       Red Lynch                                                    W  3
       Bill Henning                                                 W  6
       Butch Webster                                                W  6
       Battling Sully                                               W  3
       Kid Victor                                                   W  3
       Fighting Al                                                 WF  4
       Fighting Al                                                  D  6
       Fighting Al                                                  D  6
       Willy Crane                                                  D  6
       Frank Simms                                                  D  6
       Kid Abbott                                                   D  7
       Henry Burr                                                   D  6
       Kid Booth                                                    D  6
       Willy Schumacher                                            LK  2

1908
       Kid Mason                                                   KO  8
       Young White                                                 WF  2
       Kid Simon                                                    D  3
       Kid Dalton                                                   D  6
       Johnny Roth                                                  D  6

1909 
       Kid Doll                                                    KO  4
       Dune Weir                                                   KO  3
       Kid Benn                                                    KO  2
       Kid Little                                                   W  6
       Kid Harris                                                   W 10
       Kid Casper                                                   W  8
       Johnny Coulon                                                D  6
       Kid Casper                                                   D  6
       Jack White                                                   D  3
       Johnny Dugan                                                 D  6

1910
       Kid Dalton                                                  ND  6
       "Young" Jimmy Britt                                         ND  6
       Jack McGraw                                                 ND 10
       Black Prince                                                KO  7
       Billy Morse                                                 ND  8

1913
Jan    Lee Barrett                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb    Lee Barrett                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
May 30 Tommy Dixon                Omaha, Ne                        ND 10
       Battling Kopin                                              ND 12


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