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Lew Ryall

BORN   July 26 1880; Fought out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 5-2 1/2
WEIGHT 110-135 lbs
1899
Jun  2 Ike Stone                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 26 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "ND 4" vs "Joe Smith"
Jun 30 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jul 10 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 24 George "Young" Marshall    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 14 Harry "Reddy" Wigmore      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 25 George "Young" Marshall    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 15 Billy Barrett              Brooklyn, NY                      L 24
Oct 13 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 20 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 21 Harry "Reddy" Wigmore      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Oct 30 Joe Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 20 Frank Welsh                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  2 Frank Bryant               Brooklyn, NY                      D 10
Dec 13 Gus Gardner                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 18 Joe Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 22 Billy "Kidder" Kimble      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Dec 23 Young Godfrey              Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Dec 27 Gus Gardner                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   

1900
Jan  5 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 13 Joe Golden                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 19 "Young" Cal McCarthy       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 27 Snapper Ack                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  2 Joe Golden                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  3 Billy Fairburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 2"
Feb 17 Al Johnson                 Brooklyn, NY                      D 15
Mar  5 Kentucky Rosebud           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
         -This man was "Walter Edgerton"
Mar 12 Jack Ashton                Reading, Pa                      ND 10
Mar 30 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 31 Jack Montroy               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Apr  9 Paddy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 30 Eddie McCaffrey            Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  3 Jack Ashton                Atlantic City, NJ                ND  6
May  7 Billy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 11 Eddie McCaffrey            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 12 Kentucky Rosebud           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
         -This man was "Walter Edgerton"
Jun  9 Billy Madden               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 11 Billy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 12 Frank Patterson            Brooklyn, NY                      L 12
Jun 16 John Henry Johnson         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 29 Paddy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  7 Eddie McCaffrey            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 23 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 31 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  6 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  9 Paddy Donovan              Atlantic City, NJ                 W 15
Aug 24 William "Billy" Maharg     Atlantic City, NJ                 D 15
Aug 31 John Henry Johnson         Atlantic City, NJ                 D 10
Sep  8 Joe Allen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 28 William "Billy" Maharg     Atlantic City, NJ                 W 15
Oct  8 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 22 William "Billy" Maharg     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 29 William "Billy" Maharg     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 21 Johnny Ritchie             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  3 Cole "Kid" Watson          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 15 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 17 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 21 John Henry Johnson         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1901
Jul 26 Eddie Lenny                Leiperville, Pa                   L 15
Oct 18 Harry Lyons                Baltimore, Md                    LT 12
          -Ryall badly injured his right hand
Dec 13 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 20 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 23 Joe O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 28 Joe Allen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1902
Jan  2 Joe O'Hara                 Lancaster, Pa                    ND 10
Jan  6 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 10 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 11 Joe Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 17 "Young" Joe Kelly          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 18 Danny Cain                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 20 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 21 William "Billy" Maharg     Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Jan 25 "Young" Joe Kelly          Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Feb  1 Young Sharkey              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  8 Jack Shields               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 15 Mike Tuths                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This was a different man than "Kid Tuths"
Feb 22 Mike Tuths                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This was a different man than "Kid Tuths"
Feb 24 Kid Terrill                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 25 William "Billy" Maharg     Lancaster, Pa                    ND 10
Mar  3 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  5
Mar  8 Danny Cain                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 12 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 15 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 19 Billy Maynard              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 24 Joe Tipman                 Baltimore, Md                    LK 11
Apr  2 Tommy Burns                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  5 Joe Bernstein              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 10 Charles Shields            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 25 Billy Mooney               Philadelphia, Pa                 LF  6
          -Some sources report "LF 5"
May 19 Young [Kid] Mahoney        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  4 Patsy Hogan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 23 Maxey Haugh                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 30 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 13 George Johnson             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 20 Dan "Buzzard"Ingram        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report George "Buzzard" Ingram
Oct  4 Kid Tuths                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This was a different man than "Mike Tuths"
Oct  7 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 11 Danny Cain                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  1 Joe Ryan                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 15 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 21 George Richardson          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 22 Jack O'Neill               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  6 Jack O'Neill               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 23 Joe O'Hara                 Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Dec 27 Jack O'Neill               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1903
Jan 19 Young Ryan                 Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 ND 20
Feb  7 Joe Lavoie                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  2 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
         -Some sources report "WF 6"
Mar 21 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 31 George "Kid" Decker        Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Apr  4 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  9 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 15 Mike Tuths                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This was a different man than "Kid Tuths"
Apr 18 Mike Tuths                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This was a different man than "Kid Tuths"
Apr 20 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 21 Joe Lavoie                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 25 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 23 Cole "Kid" Watson          Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 23 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  3 Jack O'Neill               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 15 Kid Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  6 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 29 Johnny Marto               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  3 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 10 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 31 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 19 John Loxley                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 26 Terry McGovern             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 26 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1904
Feb 12 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Marlborough, Ma                  ND 15
Mar 10 George "Kid" Decker        Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Mar 12 Joe O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 23 Jack O'Neil                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 19 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 28 Jack Bowler                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 27 John Kelly                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 21 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 22 Lew Myers                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  3 Jack Lee                   Harlem, NY                       ND  6

1905
Jan  2 Jack Cardiff               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 15 Kid Feltman                Reading, Pa                      ND  6
Mar 29 Fred Martin                Reading, Pa                      ND  6
Apr 13 Jack Roller                Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  2
          -Some sources report "LF 2"; Police intervened
May 10 Young Otto                 Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  5
Aug 10 Kid Stinger                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 17 Kid Stinger                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  7 Joe Campbell               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1906
Feb 22 Jack Durane                New York, NY                     ND  3
Feb 24 Charles Chick" Tucker      Palisades, NJ                    WF  1
          -Some sources report "WF 2"
Mar  5 Sammy Smith                New York, NY                     ND  3
Mar  8 Mike Egan                  New York, NY                      D  3
Mar 28 Tim Conley                 New York, NY                      L  3
Mar 29 Charles Chick" Tucker      New York, NY                     ND  6
Apr  9 Charles Chick" Tucker      New York, NY                     ND  3
Oct    -Ryall returned to Philadelphia, Pa after a lengthy western trip 
Nov  2 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  5
          -Coleman suffered a back injury
Nov  2 Young Brennan              Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 28 Jimmy "Young" Karl         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 25 Eddie Carter               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1907
Jan 10 Kid Gilbert                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 17 Tony Haney                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "Tommy Haney"
Feb  1 Jack Reardon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 13 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
Jan 20 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 23 Phil Griffin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 29 Tommy Carey                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  8 Jack Shields               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  5 Joe Hurley                 Brooklyn, NY                      D  4
May  7 Andy Williams              New York, NY                     ND  4
May 12 Jack Hurley                Brooklyn, NY                     KO  4
May 19 Willie Mango               New York, NY                     ND  6
May 26 Joe Hamiber                New York, NY                     KO  1
May 27 Lew Bedell                 New York, NY                     ND  6

1909
Feb 16 Joe Hirst                  Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  3

1910
Sep  2 Seaman Stevens             New York, NY                     ND  6
Sep 16 Whitey Baker               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1911
Jun 27 Joe Stinger                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 6/17/1911
Jul 25 Bull Collins               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 17 Pat Bradley                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3
Nov 28 Tommy Stone                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1912
Jul 12 Young Delmont              Memphis, Tn                       L  8
          -Some sources report this bout held 8/12/12

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

1898
Nov  5 Howie Turner               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Turner fought "Kid Ryall"; Was that man this "Lew Ryall" ?

1899
May 15 Charles Smith              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
May 29 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jun  5 Ike Stone                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jun  5 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Different sources report the previous 2 bouts on the same date
Jun 11 Ike Stone                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jun 23 Young Fisher               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jul 17 Joe Hurst                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 21 Jim Quigley                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Jul 28 Ike Stone                  Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  4
Aug  7 Billy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Aug 11 James Dempsey              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov  6 Joe Golden                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  1 Gus Gardner                Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  3
          -Ryall received cuts which forced the fight to be stopped
Dec  4 Johnny Loftus              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 27 Gus Gardner                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 29 Paddy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1900
Apr  1 Patsy Corrigan             Trenton, NJ                       L 20
Apr 25 Tug Wilson                 Reading, Pa                       ?  4
          -Reportedly, this bout was held; The outcome is not known
       William "Billy" Maharg     Atlantic City, NJ                 D  6
Dec 20 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1902
       Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2

1906
Jan 11 Ambrose "Amby" McGarry     New York, NY                     ND  3
Jan 20 Charles "Kid" Coffey       New York, NY                     ND  3
Dec    Johnny Dohan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
May 14 Jack Curley                New York, NY                     ND  6

*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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