Billy Leedom

BORN   1867; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WEIGHT 151-165 lbs
MANAGER Andy Hughes
RECORD 28-3-0 (6 ND, 4 EX)

Leedom was a clever boxer with a good left hand; In 1892, he was called the Middleweight Champion of the East

During his career, Leedom defeated such men as George LaBlanche, Tommy Chandler, Denny Kelliher, Jack Fallon, Jim Daly, Bill Dunn, Jack "Bubbles" Davis, George Fryer, "Denver" Ed Smith and "Australian" Billy McCarthy

Undated
       George LaBlanche                                              W   

1882
       Paddy Ward                                                    W   

1882-1884
       Jack Kelly                                                    W   

1884
          -Leedom won a Middleweight Competition in Philadelphia, Pa

1884-1885
       Tommy Chandler                                                W  3
       Denny Kelliher                                                W   
           -Perhaps, this is the 11/01/84 bout
       Denny Kelliher                                                W   
       Jack Morrissey                                                W  5
       Andy Riley                                                    W   
       Jimmy Sullivan                                                W  3
       Jimmy Burns                                                   W   
       Jimmy Murphy                                                  W  2
          -Murphy was a wrestler from Vermont
       Jack Stuart                 in Southern USA                   W   
       Mullin                      in Southern USA                   W   
       Myers                       in Southern USA                   W   
          -Myers was called the Middleweight Champion of Florida
       Charley McMahon                                               W   
       Jack Fallon                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W   
          -Some sources report "D" in "New York, NY" in 1888
       Jim Daly                    Philadelphia, Pa                  W   
          -Perhaps, this bout held during 1888 or 1891
       Denny Killen                Philadelphia, Pa                  W   
       Ned McCann                                                    W   
          -McCann was called the Middleweight Champion of Delaware
       Bill Dunn                                                     W   
       Jack "Bubbles" Davis                                          W   
       Jack "Bubbles" Davis                                          W   
       Jimmy Gallagher                                               W   

1885
       George Fryer                                                  W  3
          -Referee Arthur Chambers refused to let the fight
           go the scheduled four rounds

1888
       Jim Daly                    Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 26 Johnny Reagan               Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1889
Mar 20 Bill Dunn                   New York, NY                      W   
          -Some sources report "EX"
Apr 14 -Sources reported that Leedom went to New York to
          arrange a bout with Jimmy Carroll, the middleweight

1885-1890 
       Horace Leeds                Atlantic City, NJ                EX   

1890
Jan 10 Denny Kelliher              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan    Jack "Bubbles" Davis                                          W   
          -This bout was scheduled and held; 
           The outcome is not known
Feb  3 Denny Kelliher              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 10 Jack "Bubbles" Davis        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  5
          -The men fought hard but neither hurt the other;
           There was no advantage to either man
Feb 17 James "Sparrow" Golden      Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 21 -Leedom was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa
Feb 26 -Sources reported that Leedom had just returned
           from a trip to Virginia; He was leaving for 
           Cincinnati on this date to see his friend, 
           Peter Nolan

1891
Jun  9 Jim Daly                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  5 Bill Dunn                   Hoboken, NJ                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1892
Apr 23 Jim Hall                    Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
            Leedom said the bout was announced 
            without his consent
Apr 23 "Denver" Ed Smith           Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
          -Some sources report "D 4"
May  2 Jim Hall                    Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
            Leedom said the bout was announced 
            without his consent
May    Bob Fitzsimmons             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May    -Leedom was a Boxing Instructor in Philadelphia, Pa
May 21 Jack "Bubbles" Davis        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
May 23 Jim Ryan                    Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 20 -Leedom was manager of the Southwark AC in Philadelphia
Sep  2 Jimmy McHale                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct    Young Mitchell              San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed;
           It was eventually cancelled
Nov    Joe Choynski                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  1 Peter Jackson               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
          -Some sources report "ND"
Dec    Charles Kammer              Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 28 Jack Magee                  Coney Island, NY                  L   
Dec 28 Con Riordan                 Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 28 Maffit Flaherty             Coney Island, NY                  L  8
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1893
Feb 25 Joe Butler                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  4 Joe Butler                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1894
Feb 19 Steve O'Donnell             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -Leedom substituted for Jim Hall
Oct  8 Jack Kelly                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 29 -Sources reported that Leedom and Jack Fogarty 
           were said to be better than any of the Chicago
           middleweights

1895
Mar  2 Mick Dunn                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar 25 Tom Kelly                   Burlington, NJ                   EX   
Apr 27 Mike Boden                  Wilmington, De                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 11 Edward Holvick              Burlington, NJ                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
            Holvick was the Middleweight Champion of New Jersey
Jun 14 Mike Boden                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed
Jun 17 Mike Boden                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed
Jun 18 -Leedom seconded Reuben Ross vs Shorty Mundorf in Burlington, NJ 
Jun 24 Mike Boden                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed;
           It was eventually cancelled
Aug  1 -Leedom challenged the winner of the Joe Ellingsworth-
          Denny Kelliher bout
Aug 26 Johnny Reagan               Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  3 -Leedom was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa

1896
Feb  3 Jim Daly                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1897
Jan 14 "Australian" Billy McCarthy Brooklyn, NY                      W 10
          -Some sources report 1/21/87;
           Joe Choynski was the referee
Feb  6 Jack Bonner                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  3
Feb 13 Charles Strong              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  6

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