Sam Langford
(the "Boston Tar Baby")

BORN   March 4 1883; Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
DIED January 12 1956; Cambridge, Massachusetts
HEIGHT 5-8
WEIGHT 139-204 lbs
MANAGER Joe Woodman


 

New Book --   SAM LANGFORD   by Clay Moyle

New Book --   HITTERS DANCERS and RING MAGICIANS   by Kelly Nicholson

Langford was one of the greatest fighters who ever stepped into the ring; He fought successfully in every class from lightweight to heavy, usually against larger and heavier men; During his career, he won the Heavyweight Championship of Mexico and the Heavyweight Championship of Australia

Sam was short in statue but had a long reach; He moved well, used both hands and hit with power - he was a boxer-puncher supreme; Despite (or because of) his rare skills, he never fought for a World Championship; In his later years, he went blind

During his career, Langford defeated such men as Joe Gans, Harry Wills, Kid Norfolk, George Godfrey, "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien, Joe Jeannette, Sam McVea, Ed "Gunboat" Smith, Willie Lewis, George "Elbows" McFadden, George Gunther, "Young" Peter Jackson, Jack Blackburn, Larry Temple, Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown), "Fireman" Jim Flynn, Jeff Clark, Bill Lang, Tom "Bearcat" McMahon, Jack Thompson, John Lester Johnson, Dan "Porky" Flynn, Ed "Bearcat" Wright, Theodore "Tiger" Flowers and "Big" Bill Tate

Charley Rose ranked Langford as the #1 All-Time Heavyweight; Nat Fleischer ranked him as the #7 All-Time Heavyweight; Herb Goldman ranked Sam as the #2 All-Time Light Heavyweight; Langford was elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1955 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1902
Jan 13 Jack McVicker                Boston, Ma                       W  3
Jan 13 William McDonald             Boston, Ma                       W  3
Feb 10 Jack McVicker                Boston, Ma                       W  3

*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1902
Apr 11 Jack McVicker                Boston, Ma                      KO  5

1903
Jan 15 Arthur Pratt                 Boston, Ma                      KO  2
Jan 22 Billy Chisholm               Lawrence, Ma                    ND  6
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
Feb  6 Luther Manual                Boston, Ma                      ND  6
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
Feb 27 Luther Manual                Boston, Ma                       W 10
Mar  4 Sadler Jennings              Chelsea, Ma                     KO  2
Mar  5 Johnny Johnson               Boston, Ma                      ND  6 
Mar 26 John Butler                  Boston, Ma                       W  6
Apr  3 Bob "Stonewall" Allen        Boston, Ma                       W  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Apr 16 Bob "Stonewall" Allen        Boston, Ma                       W  6
Apr 20 Andy Watson                  Lawrence, Ma                     D 12
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
May  8 Andy Watson                  Boston, Ma                       D 10
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
May 25 Billy Jordan                 Cambridge, Ma                   ND  6
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
May 26 Chick Monahan                Boston, Ma                      KO  1
May 29 Andy Watson                  Boston, Ma                       D 12
          -This bout was a "pre-arranged" draw
Jun  5 Tim Kearns                   Boston, Ma                      TK  2
Jun 15 Andy Watson                  Gloucester, Ma                   D 12
Jun 19 Walter Burgo                 Boston, Ma                      KO  8
Jun 26 Danny Duane                  Boston, Ma                       L 12
Jul 16 Belfield Walcott             Scituate, RI                     W 20
Aug 28 Kid Griffo                   Boston, Ma                       W 12
Sep 15 Shadow Morris                Boston, Ma                       W 12
Oct  5 Arthur Cote                  Boston, Ma                      TK  4
Nov 20 Patsy Sweeney                Boston, Ma                      KO 12
Nov 28 Joe Reed                     Boston, Ma                      KO  4
Dec  8 Joe Gans                     Boston, Ma                       W 15
Dec 23 Jack Blackburn               Boston, Ma                      ND 12
          -Some sources report that this bout was an "agreed" draw

1904
Jan  6 Andy Watson                  Salem, Ma                        D 12
Jan 11 Jack Blackburn               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan 27 Belfield Walcott             Boston, Ma                      ND  6
Feb 13 Charles Johnson              Boston, Ma                      TK  5
Feb 22 Willie Lewis                 New Bedford, Ma                 KO  2
Apr 11 Dave Holly                   Cambridge, Ma                    L 10
Jul 29 George "Elbows" McFadden     Manchester, NH                  TK  2
Sep  5 Joe Walcott                  Manchester, NH                   D 15
Sep 30 Dave Holly                   Baltimore, Md                    D 15
Nov  4 Dave Holly                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 24 Andy Watson                  Webster, Ma                      W 12
Nov 25 Tommy Sullivan               Marlboro, Ma                    TK  3
Dec  9 Jack Blackburn               Marlboro, Ma                     D 15
Dec 22 Joe Reed                     Berlin, NH                      TK  9

1905
Jan 16 Joe Reed                     Webster, Ma                     KO  5
Jan 20 George Gunther               Chelsea, Ma                     TK 11
Jan 27 Belfield Walcott             Boston, Ma                      ND  6
Feb 13 Dave Holly                   Salem, Ma                        D 15
Mar  4 George Cole                  Boston, Ma                      NC  9
          -Some sources report 3/03/05
Mar 13 George Gunther               Portland, Me                     W 12
May 16 Bogardus Hyde                Webster, Ma                     TK  3
May 26 "Young" Peter Jackson        Marlboro, Ma                     W 15
Jun 15 "Young" Peter Jackson        Chelsea, Ma                      W 15
Jul  4 Larry Temple                 Marlboro, Ma                     L 10
          -Some sources report "L 15"
Aug 18 Jack Blackburn               Leiperville, Pa                  W 15
Sep  7 Larry Temple                 Marlboro, Ma                     D 15 
Sep 20 Jack Blackburn               Allentown, Pa                    D 10
Sep 29 "Young" Peter Jackson        Baltimore, Md                    D 15
Oct  7 Jack Blackburn               Philadelphia, Pa                NC  1
Dec 25 Joe Jeannette                Lawrence, Ma                    LT  8

1906
Feb 28 Larry Temple                 Chelsea, Ma                     KO 15
Mar 19 Black Fitzsimmons            Webster, Ma                     TK 11
Apr  5 Joe Jeannette                Chelsea, Ma                      W 15
Apr 26 Jack Johnson                 Chelsea, Ma                      L 15
          -Johnson knocked Langford down twice
May 14 Black Fitzsimmons            Southbridge, Ma                 EX   
Jun 13 "Young" Peter Jackson        Southbridge, Ma                 LT  5
Nov 12 George Gunther               Valley Falls, RI                 W 12
Nov 21 "Young" Peter Jackson        Rochester, NY                    W 15
Nov 29 George Gunther               Haverhill, Ma                   TK  3

1907
Jan 11 Joe Jeannette                Lawrence, Ma                     D 12
Jan 31 Kid Williams                 Rochester, NY                   KO  6
Apr 22 James "Tiger" Smith          London, Eng                     KO  4
Jun  3 Geoff Thorn                  London, Eng                     KO  1
Aug 27 Larry Temple                 Chelsea, Ma                      W 10
Sep 25 Jim Barry                    New York, NY                    ND  6
Oct 15 Jim Barry                    Chelsea, Ma                     ND 10
Nov 12 "Young" Peter Jackson        Los Angeles, Ca                  W 20
Dec 17 Jim Barry                    Los Angeles, Ca                 ND 10

1908
Jan 14 Jim Barry                    Los Angeles, Ca                 ND 10
Feb 10 Black Fitzsimmons            Boston, Ma                      TK  4
Mar  3 Joe Jeannette                Boston, Ma                       D 12
Mar 11 Larry Temple                 Boston, Ma                       W  8
          -Some sources report "ND 8"
Apr  7 Jim Barry                    Boston, Ma                      KO  2
May 19 John "Sandy" Ferguson        Boston, Ma                       W 12
Jun 19 Jim Barry                    New York, NY                    KO  3
Jul 21 John Wille                   Brooklyn, NY                    KO  2
          -Some sources report 7/31/08
Aug  7 Tony Ross                    New York, NY                    TK  5
Sep  1 Joe Jeannette                New York, NY                    ND  6
Dec 21 "Fireman" Jim Flynn          San Francisco, Ca               KO  1

1909
Mar 17 Jim Barry                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 29 Morris Harris                Brooklyn, NY                    TK  7
Apr  3 John Wille                   Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Apr 14 Jim Barry                    Albany, NY                      ND 10
Apr 17 Al Kubiak                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 27 John "Sandy" Ferguson        Boston, Ma                       D 12
May 20 Frank Craig                  London, Eng                     EX  3
        -This was a sparring session; Craig was hired by
         William "Iron" Hague's camp to scout Langford;         Langford learned of the scam and gave Craig a         good drubbing
May 24 William "Iron" Hague London, Eng KO 4 Jul 13 Klondike (John Haines) Pittsburgh, Pa ND 6 Sep 28 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown) Boston, Ma TK 5 Nov 2 Klondike (John Haines) Boston, Ma KO 2 Nov 23 Mike Schreck Pittsburgh, Pa TK 1 -Some sources report "TK 2" 1910 Jan 10 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown) Memphis, Tn KO 3 Feb 8 "Fireman" Jim Flynn Los Angeles, Ca ND 10 Feb 22 Nat Dewey Cheyenne, Wy KO 1 Mar 17 "Fireman" Jim Flynn Vernon, Ca KO 8 Bob Armstrong Los Angeles, Ca EX 3 Mar George Byers Los Angeles, Ca EX 3 Apr 14 Jim Barry Vernon, Ca KO 16 Apr 27 Stanley Ketchel Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 May 14 "Battling" Jim Johnson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 May 17 Al Kubiak New York, NY TK 2 Jun 18 Al Kaufmann San Francisco, Ca SCH -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known Sep 6 Joe Jeannette Boston, Ma W 15 Oct 22 Johnny Kilbane Boston, Ma EX 3 Nov 10 Jeff Clark Joplin, Mo KO 2 Dec 6 Morris Harris Boston, Ma KO 2 1911 Jan 10 Joe Jeannette Boston, Ma W 12 Jan 16 Fred Atwater Utica, NY TK 3 Feb 21 Bill Lang London, Eng WF 6 Apr 1 Sam McVea Paris, Fr D 20 May 30 Ralph Calloway Syracuse, NY KO 4 Jun 16 Tony Caponi Winnipeg, Man, Can ND 10 Jun 29 Jack Fitzgerald New York, NY TK 5 Aug 9 Jim Smith New York, NY TK 5 Aug 15 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien New York, NY TK 5 Aug 24 Tony Ross New York, NY KO 6 Sep 5 Joe Jeannette New York, NY ND 10 Oct 6 Tony Caponi New York, NY TK 3 Dec 26 Sam McVea Sydney, NSW, Aus L 20 1912 Feb 12 Jim Barry Sydney, NSW, Aus W 20 Apr 8 Sam McVea Sydney, NSW, Aus W 20 -Heavyweight Championship of Australia May 13 Jim Barry Melbourne, Vic, Aus TK 11 May 27 Dan "Porky" Flynn Melbourne, Vic, Aus KO 14 Aug 3 Sam McVea Sydney, NSW, Aus W 20 -Heavyweight Championship of Australia Oct 9 Sam McVea Perth, WA, Aus TK 11 -McVea claimed Langford fouled him; The foul claim was not allowed; McVea refused to continue fighting Dec 26 Sam McVea Sydney, NSW, Aus KO 13 1913 Mar 15 Jim Barry Brisbane, Que, Aus KO 1 Mar 24 Sam McVea Brisbane, Que, Aus D 20 Apr 2 Jerry Jerome Brisbane, Que, Aus ND 10 Jun 19 Colin Bell Rockhampton, Que, Aus D 15 -Heavyweight Championship of Australia Aug 26 Dan "Porky" Flynn Boston, Ma KO 4 Sep 9 John Lester Johnson New York, NY KO 1 Oct 3 Joe Jeannette New York, NY ND 10 Oct 27 Jack Lester Taft, Ca TK 5 Nov 12 Ed "Gunboat" Smith Boston, Ma L 12 -Some sources report 11/17/13 Dec 20 Joe Jeannette Paris, Fr W 20 1914 Jan 24 Matthew "P.O." Curran Paris, Fr KO 1 Jan 26 Bob Armstrong London, Eng EX 3 Mar 23 Bill Watkins New York, NY TK 1 Mar 27 "Battling" Jim Johnson New York, NY ND 10 Apr 15 George "Kid" Cotton Chattanooga, Tn W 8 -Some sources report "ND 8" Apr 20 "Rough House" Ware Memphis, Tn W 8 May 1 Harry Wills New Orleans, La L 10 -Some sources report "ND 10" May 25 Bill Watkins Rochester, NY KO 4 Aug 12 "Battling" Jim Johnson New York, NY ND 10 Aug 25 George "Kid" Cotton Boston, Ma KO 4 Sep 15 "Battling" Jim Johnson Boston, Ma D 12 Oct 1 Joe Jeannette New York, NY ND 10 Oct 6 Colin Bell Boston, Ma KO 4 Oct 20 Ed "Gunboat" Smith Boston, Ma KO 3 Oct 26 Jeff Clark Joplin, Mo ND 10 Nov 10 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon Vernon, Ca TK 6 Nov 16 Jim Cameron San Diego, Ca TK 6 Nov 26 Harry Wills Vernon, Ca KO 14 Charley Short Bakersfield, Ca EX 6 1915 Apr 6 "Battling" Jim Johnson New York, NY ND 10 Apr 13 Joe Jeannette Boston, Ma L 12 Apr 19 Dan "Porky" Flynn Montreal, Que, Can NC 6 Jun 8 "Battling" Jim Johnson Brooklyn, NY ND 10 Jun 29 Sam McVea Boston, Ma L 12 Jul 16 Jack Thompson Denver, Co KO 1 Sep 30 Sam McVea Denver, Co D 20 Oct 18 John Lester Johnson Denver, Co W 15 Nov 23 Sam McVea New York, NY ND 10 Dec 3 Harry Wills New York, NY ND 10 1916 Jan 3 Harry Wills New Orleans, La L 20 Feb 11 Harry Wills New Orleans, La KO 19 Feb 17 Sam McVea New York, NY ND 10 Feb 28 Cleve Hawkins New York, NY ND 10 Mar 7 Harry Wills Brooklyn, NY ND 10 Mar 23 Dave Mills Syracuse, NY TK 2 -Some sources report 3/22/16 Mar 31 Jeff Clark St. Louis, Mo TK 5 Apr 7 Sam McVea Syracuse, NY ND 10 Apr 25 Harry Wills St. Louis, Mo ND 8 May 2 Sam McVea Akron, Oh ND 12 May 12 Joe Jeannette Rochester, NY KO 7 -Some sources report "Syracuse, NY" Aug 12 Sam McVea Buenos Aires, Arg D 20 Nov 30 "Big" Bill Tate Syracuse, NY ND 10 Dec 12 "Battling" Jim Johnson St. Louis, Mo KO 12 Dec 29 Bob Devere Montreal, Que, Can ND 10 Hugh Walker EX 3 1917 Jan "Battling" Jim Johnson Kansas City, Mo W 12 Jan 25 "Big" Bill Tate Kansas City, Mo L 12 Apr 10 Jack Thompson Brooklyn, NY ND 10 Apr 19 Bob Devere New York, NY ND 10 -Some sources report 4/20/17 May 2 "Big" Bill Tate St. Louis, Mo KO 6 -Some sources report "KO 5" May 11 Harry Wills Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Jun 19 Fred Fulton Boston, Ma LT 7 Aug 17 Andre Anderson Buffalo, NY TK 2 Sep 14 Joe Jeannette Toledo, Oh ND 12 Sep 17 Andrew "Thunderbolt" Johnson Ardmore, Md KO 2 Sep 20 Harry Wills Brooklyn, NY ND 10 Nov 12 Harry Wills Toledo, Oh ND 12 Dec 17 Kid Norfolk Denver, Co KO 2 1918 Apr 14 Harry Wills Panama City, Pan LK 6 May 19 Harry Wills Panama City, Pan LT 7 Jun 19 "Battling" Jim Johnson Atlanta, Ga W 10 Aug 5 "Battling" Jim Johnson Atlantic City, NJ ND 8 Aug 6 Jack Thompson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Aug Jeff Clark W 10 Aug 19 "Rough House" Ware Tulsa, Ok KO 9 Aug 22 "Battling" Jim Johnson St. Louis, Mo W 8 Nov 1 Jeff Clark Lowell, Ma D 12 Nov 16 Jeff Clark Atlanta, Ga D 10 Nov 28 Jeff Clark Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Nov 29 Jeff Clark Milwaukee, Wi EX 10 Dec 12 Jack "Big Boy" Butler Rock Island, Il KO 5 Dec 16 Jeff Clark Memphis, Tn W 8 -Some sources report "Nashville, Tn" Dec 28 Fred Fulton San Francisco, Ca L 4 -Some sources report 12/27/18 1919 Mar 4 Willie Meehan San Francisco, Ca L 4 Apr 30 Billy Hooper Columbus, Oh KO 4 -Some sources report "Columbus, Ga" Jun 19 "Big" Bill Tate Minneapolis, Mn WF 5 Jul 4 Harry Wills St. Louis, Mo ND 8 Aug 4 Jack Thompson Tulsa, Ok D 15 Aug 23 "Big" Bill Tate Grand Rapids, Mi KO 7 -Some sources report "ND 10" Sep 18 "Rough House" Wilson Battle Creek, Mi KO 4 Sep 30 Harry Wills Syracuse, NY ND 10 Oct 20 Jack Thompson Tulsa, Ok D 15 Nov 5 Harry Wills Tulsa, Ok L 15 Nov 17 "Mexican" Jim Johnson Sioux City, Ia KO 9 Nov 24 Jack Thompson Duluth, Mn ND 6 -Some sources report "W 6"; Some report "TK 6" Dec 3 Dave McBride Rockford, Il KO 1 1920 Jan 16 Jeff Clark Kalamazoo, Mi ND 10 Feb 23 Battling Gahee Memphis, Tn KO 2 Feb 28 Jeff Clark Terre Haute, In ND 10 -Some sources report 2/16/20 Mar 29 Jamaica Kid Columbus, Oh KO 7 Apr 5 Jack Thompson Muskogee, Ok W 15 Apr 9 Silas Green Denver, Co KO 3 Apr 19 Harry Wills Denver, Co L 15 -Some sources report 4/23/20 May George Godfrey D 10 May 31 Jeff Clark Columbus, Oh W 15 Jun 7 "Rough House" Ware New Orleans, La KO 9 Jul 2 Jack Mitchell Springfield, Mo KO 3 Jul 26 Pinky Lewis Tulsa, Ok KO 9 Aug 14 Sam McVea East Chicago, In ND 10 Aug 30 Ed "Bearcat" Wright Walthill, Ne W 10 Sep 6 "Big" Bill Tate Benton Harbor, Mi ND 6 Oct 6 "Tiny" Jim Herman Portland, Or KO 7 Oct 14 Frank Farmer Seattle, Wa W 4 -Some sources report 10/13/20 Oct 20 Lee Anderson Portland, Or L 10 Nov 15 Jack Thompson Memphis, Tn L 8 Nov 17 George Godfrey Hot Springs, Ar KO 2 Dec 2 "Tiny" Jim Herman Portland, Or TK 7 Dec 9 Terry Kellar Aberdeen, Wa W 6 Dec 23 Clem Johnson Marshfield, Or W 6 Dec 29 Jim "Jam" Barry Portland, Or W 10 1921 Jan 7 Lee Anderson Omaha, Ne D 12 Jan 14 Bob Devere Portland, Or TK 7 Jan 27 Harry Wills Portland, Or ND 10 Brad Simmons Cincinnati, Oh D 12 Jeff Clark Tulsa, Ok W 10 -Some sources report 2/02/21 Jack Thompson D 10 -Some sources report 2/03/21 "Big" Bill Tate W 12 "Tiny" Jim Herman KO 2 Alfred Johnson KO -Some sources report 2/06/21 Bill Watkins KO -Some sources report 2/07/21 Jul 20 Ed "Bearcat" Wright Omaha, Ne KO 9 Aug 12 Lee Anderson Omaha, Ne W 10 Aug 17 George Godfrey Covington, Ky KO 1 Aug 19 "Topeka" Jack Johnson Topeka, Ks D 10 Sep 5 Lee Anderson Fort Worth, Tx L 10 Oct 18 "Young" Peter Jackson Toronto, Ont, Can KO 2 Oct Brad Simmons Cincinnati, Oh D 12 Nov 24 Lee Anderson Phoenix, Az L 10 Dec 7 Lee Anderson Tucson, Az W 10 Dec 10 "Big" Bill Tate Covington, Ky L 12 -Some sources report 12/15/21 1922 Jan 17 Harry Wills Milwaukie, Or L 10 -Some sources report "Portland, Or" Mar 17 Cyclone Smith Huntington, WV KO 2 Mar 27 "Big" Bill Tate Memphis, Tn ND 8 Apr 6 James "Tut" Jackson Dayton, Oh LT 5 Apr 19 Kid Roscoe Memphis, Tn KO 2 May 16 Kid Roscoe Nashville, Tn TK 4 May 22 Ted Jamieson Chicago, Il D 10 -Some sources report "ND 10" Jun 5 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers Atlanta, Ga KO 2 Jun 19 Ed "Bearcat" Wright Galveston, Tx D 12 Jul 17 Ed "Bearcat" Wright Tulsa, Ok TK 5 Aug 4 "Big" Bill Tate Tulsa, Ok W 12 Aug 11 Brad Simmons Wichita, Ks W 10 Aug 20 Jack Taylor Sioux City, Ia ND 10 -Some sources report 8/21/22 Sep 22 Battling Owens El Paso, Tx KO 7 Oct 6 Cyclone Smith El Paso, Tx KO 2 Oct 20 Jack Taylor Juarez, Mx W 15 Nov 5 Jack Taylor Juarez, Mx D 15 Nov 10 Jim "Jam" Barry Douglas, Az D 10 Dec 27 Sonny Goodrich San Antonio, Tx KO 5 1923 Feb 15 Tom McCarty Albuquerque, NM KO 2 Mar 2 Jim Tracey Mexico City, Mx KO 6 Mar 17 "Chihuahua" Kid Brown Mexico City, Mx KO 1 Mar 31 Jim Savage Mexico City, Mx KO 1 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico; Some sources report "Kid Savage" Apr 8 Andres Balsas Mexico City, Mx TK 6 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico; Heavyweight Championship of Spain Apr 13 "Chihuahua" Kid Brown Torrean, Mx KO 3 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico May 6 Andres Balsas Mexico City, Mx KO 3 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico May 16 Art Surans Mexico City, Mx KO 3 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico May 19 Jack Voigt Mexico City, Mx KO 11 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico Jun 15 Jim Tracey Mexico City, Mx KO 4 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico Jul 27 Clem Johnson Juarez, Mx LT 13 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico; Some sources report 7/22/23 Aug 2 "Fireman" Jim Flynn Mexico City, Mx W 10 Aug Ed "Bearcat" Wright Mexico City, Mx LK 9 Oct 19 "Fireman" Jim Flynn Mexico City, Mx KO 3 Dec 21 Sonny Goodrich San Antonio, Tx L 10 -Heavyweight Championship of Mexico 1924 Jan 6 "Fireman" Jim Flynn Juarez, Mx W 8
Jan 20 Tom Riley Juarez, Mx KO 2 Apr 4 Jim "Jam" Barry Huntington Beach, Ca W 4 Apr 16 Jim "Jam" Barry San Fernando, Ca ND 4 -This bout was held but the result was not reported Apr 18 Sam Olson Bakersfield, Ca W 4 Apr 23 Eddie Trembley Venice, Ca L 4 1925 Tim Sullivan D 6 Sep 25 Battling Gahee L 8 Dec 7 Tim Sullivan Fort Bliss, Tx D 6 1926 Jul 1 "Young" Jack Johnson Shawnee, Ok KO 2 Aug 2 Brad Simmons Drumright, Ok LT 1 *** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed *** 1922 Nov 21 James "Tut" Jackson in Mexico KO 1 Dec 1 "Big" Bill Tate in Mexico W 8 Dec 12 Jack Taylor in Mexico KO 8 Dec 24 Kid Roscoe in Mexico KO 3 1923 Nov 14 Andres Balsas Mexico City, Mx KO 3 -Some sources report "KO 15" Dec 11 Kid Roscoe Mexico City, Mx KO 1 1924 Feb 6 James "Tut" Jackson in Mexico KO 9 Mar 6 "Smiling" Kid Nolan Venice, Ca KO 5 May 4 Eddie Trembley Venice, Ca KO 3 Jul 7 Sydney Grant Mexico City, Mx KO 4 Aug 17 Jim Briggs Mexico City, Mx W 6 Sep 10 "Smiling" Kid Nolan Mexico City, Mx KO 2 Oct 7 Jim Briggs Mexico City, Mx KO 8 1925 Jan 14 Wolf Larsen in Mexico KO 7 Feb 10 Jack Taylor in Mexico KO 8 Apr 5 Frolin Gonzales in Mexico W 10 May 11 Jim Briggs in Mexico KO 4 May 22 Wolf Larsen in Mexico KO 13 Undated Harry Wills Buffalo, NY ND 10 Harry Wills New York, NY ND 10 Harry Wills Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Harry Wills St. Louis, Mo ND 8 Harry Wills Columbus, Oh ND 8 *** Some Data Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

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