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Billy "Honey" Mellody
(William J. Mellody)

BORN   January 15 1884; Charlestown, Massachusetts
DIED March 15 1919; Charlestown, Massachusetts
HEIGHT.. 5-7
WEIGHT 140-150 lbs
MANAGER John Mooney

Mellody was a talented, clever boxer who was sweet as "Honey" - to coin a phrase; He could box and hit and fought some of the best men ever in his weight class and also fought heavier men

During his career, Mellody defeated such men as Joe Walcott, Eddie Connolly, William "Matty" Matthews, Otto Sieloff, Martin Duffy, Charles McKeever, Willie Lewis, Billy Gardner, Terry Martin, John "Unk" Russell, Patsy Sweeney, Jack O'Keefe and Belfield Walcott

1901
Nov 30 Johnny Fitzgerald          Boston, Ma                         KO  3

1902
Jan  8 Jack Keefe                 Boston, Ma                         KO  2
Jan 11 Jim O'Hara                 Boston, Ma                         KO  2
Jan 14 Joe Mooney                 Boston, Ma                         KO  2
Apr 29 Martin Canole              Boston, Ma                          D  6
Nov  3 Joe Nelson                 Boston, Ma                          W  6

1903
Feb  9 Fred Sidney                Boston, Ma                          W  6
Feb 17 Peter King                 Boston, Ma                         KO  3
Feb 23 Fred Sidney                Boston, Ma                          W  6
Mar 16 Billy Griffin              Boston, Ma                         KO  1
Mar 24 Fred Dinsdale              Boston, Ma                         KO  2
Mar 31 Mose King                  Boston, Ma                          W  8
Apr 17 Charles Sullivan           Boston, Ma                         KO  3
Apr 20 Jimmy Domino               Boston, Ma                         TK  3
Apr 29 Jerry Callahan             Boston, Ma                         KO  2
May 25 Jig Stone                  Boston, Ma                         LK 13
Jun 30 Joe Nelson                 Boston, Ma                         KO  6
Sep 25 Jig Stone                  Boston, Ma                          D 12
Oct  9 Billy Gardner              Boston, Ma                         KO 11
Nov  9 George Ashley              Fall River, Ma                     KO  2
Nov 18 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                          W 12
Nov 27 Jig Stone                  Boston, Ma                          D 15
Dec 25 Patsy Sweeney              Lawrence, Ma                        W 12

1904
Jan 13 William "Matty" Matthews   Boston, Ma                          W 12
Jan 15 Eddie Connolly             Boston, Ma                         TK  1
Jan 21 Patsy Sweeney              Lawrence, Ma                        W 12
Feb 12 Buddy Ryan                 Chicago, Il                         L  6
Feb 19 Otto Sieloff               Chicago, Il                        KO  4
Feb 27 Dick Fitzpatrick           Chicago, Il                         D  6
Mar  4 Buddy Ryan                 Chicago, Il                        LF  5
Mar 24 Patsy Sweeney              Portland, Me                       KO  9
Apr 11 Jack O'Keefe               Chicago, Il                         L  6
Apr 22 Martin Duffy               Chicago, Il                        KO  4
May  7 George Memsic              Chicago, Il                         W  6
Jun 13 Jack O'Keefe               Butte, Mt                           D 20
Oct 24 Jack O'Keefe               Blue Island, Il                     W 10
Nov  5 Dick Fitzpatrick           Chicago, Il                         D  6
Nov 14 Buddy Ryan                 Chicago, Il                        LK  1

1905
Jan 20 Fred Douglas               Marlboro, Ma                       KO  7
Jan 27 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  Lawrence, Ma                        D 12
Mar 17 Jerry McCarthy             Butte, Mt                          KO 12
Apr 18 Jerry McCarthy             Spokane, Wa                        KO 11
May 12 Martin Duffy               Spokane, Wa                        KO  1
Oct  7 Dick Fitzpatrick           Chicago, Il                         D  6
Oct 27 George Peterson            Spokane, Wa                        KO 11
Nov 24 Jack O'Keefe               Spokane, Wa                        KO 14

1906
Feb 19 Terry Martin               Chelsea, Ma                        KO 12
Mar  5 Terry Martin               Chelsea, Ma                        KO 11
Mar 26 Charles McKeever           Chelsea, Ma                        KO 11
Apr 16 Charles McKeever           Chelsea, Ma                        KO  6
Apr 20 Jack Dougherty             Milwaukee, Wi                       D  8
Jul  4 Willie Lewis               Chelsea, Ma                        KO  3
Sep  3 Joe Thomas                 Chelsea, Ma                        LT 11
Oct 16 Joe Walcott                Chelsea, Ma                         W 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Nov 29 Joe Walcott                Chelsea, Ma                        TK 12
          -Welterweight Championship of the World

1907
Jan  8 Terry Martin               Augusta, Me                         W 15
Feb 11 Willie Lewis               Valley Falls, RI                   TK  4
Mar  5 Joe Thomas                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 3/06/07
Apr 23 Mike "Twin" Sullivan       Los Angeles, Ca                     L 20
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
           as recognized by California state
Jul  4 Jim Donovan                Boston, Ma                         TK  7
Nov  1 Frank Mantell              Dayton, Oh                         LK 15
          -This bout was promoted as a Welterweight Championship
           of the World contest

1908
Apr  4 John "Unk" Russell         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 20 Harry Lewis                Boston, Ma                         LK  4
          -This bout was promoted as a Welterweight Championship
           of the World contest

1909
May  8 Willie Lewis               Paris, Fr                          LK  4
Jun  9 Curley Watson              Paris, Fr                          KO  4
Aug 24 Billy Rolfe                Boston, Ma                          D 12
Oct 15 Terry Martin               Manchester, NH                      L 15
Nov 25 Billy Rolfe                Boston, Ma                          W 12

1910
Jan 14 Kyle Whitney               Boston, Ma                          L 10
Feb  1 Frank Peron                Boston, Ma                          W 10
Feb 25 "Young" Jack Johnson       Brockton, Ma                        W 12
Mar  1 Jim Moriarity              Lowell, Ma                          D 12
Mar  8 John "Unk" Russell         Boston, Ma                          W  8
Mar 22 Jim Moriarity              Boston, Ma                          W  8
Apr 19 Young Loughrey             Boston, Ma                          L 10
May 13 Terry Martin               Thornton, RI                        D 15
Jul  4 Kid Shea                   Houlton, Me                        ND  6
Aug 31 Maurice LeMoine            Webster, Ma                        KO 10
Oct 27 Frank Peron                Southbridge, Ma                     D 12
Nov 16 Kid Shea                   Augusta, Me                        ND 12
Dec  7 Maurice LeMoine            Webster, Ma                         D 12

1911
Jan 14 Jim Perry                  Pittsburgh, Pa                     ND  6
Jan 24 Paddy Lavin                Buffalo, NY                        ND 10
Mar 20 Battling Hurley            Glens Falls, NY                    ND 10
May 30 Joe Stein                  New York, NY                       ND 10
Jun 19 Willie "K.O." Brennan      Toronto, Ont, Can                  ND 10
Jun 27 Joe Stein                  New York, NY                       ND 10
Jul 31 Joe Stein                  New York, NY                       ND 10
Aug 16 Charley Lawrence           White Plains, NY                   ND 10
Sep 25 Young Griffo               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 26 Jimmy Mitchem              Brooklyn, NY                       TK  4
Oct 12 Terry Martin               Portland, Me                       ND  6
Nov 16 Young Nitchie              Adams, Ma                           D  8
Dec  8 Jim Moriarity              New Haven, Ct                       D 12
Dec 25 Joe Heffernan              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1912
Feb  8 Tommy Furey                Worcester, Ma                       D 10
May  4 Billy West                 New York, NY                       LF   
Jun 10 Al Rodgers                 Baltimore, Md                       L 15
Jul 17 Johnny Waltz               Newark, NJ                         EX  4
Aug 27 Terry Mitchell             Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10

1913
Jan 14 Noah Brusso                Putnam, Ct                          D 12
Jan 30 Dave Powers                Lawrence, Ma                        W 10
Feb 25 Harry Pierce               Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10


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

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