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William "Buddy" Ryan

BORN   July 31 1883; Chicago, Illinois
DIED July 1968; Chicago, Illinois
HEIGHT 5-3
WEIGHT 145-150 lbs

Ryan was a scrappy fighter during the 1900-1909 years. He was recognized as the "White" World Welterweight Champion during 1904 and 1905.

He owned victories over such men as Clarence Forbes, Walter "Kid" Herrick (2 times), Billy "Honey" Mellody (3 times), Otto Sieloff, Charlie Neary, Jack Bennett, Kid Broad, Gus Gardner, Gilbert "Kid" Goulette, Willie Fitzgerald, Jake Magmer and Tommy Mowatt (3 times)

1900
Jan  6 Sig Hart                    Chicago, Il                      D  6
Feb  9 Eddie Carroll               Chicago, Il                      W  6
Feb 16 Clarence Forbes             Chicago, Il                      D  6
Mar 17 Clarence Forbes             Chicago, Il                     WF  1
Apr  6 Clarence Forbes             Chicago, Il                      L  6
Apr 14 Mike Bartley                Chicago, Il                     KO  2
Apr 27 Walter Bloom                Chicago, Il                      D  6
May 29 Harry Harris                Chicago, Il                      L  6
Jun 12 Jack Ryan                   Chicago, Il                      W  6
Jun 23 Andy Daly                   Chicago, Il                      W  6
Sep  3 Tommy Mowatt                Chicago, Il                      W  6
Sep 11 Tommy Sullivan              Chicago, Il                      D  6
Oct 12 Tommy Mowatt                Chicago, Il                      W  6
Nov 23 Tommy Sullivan              Chicago, Il                      D  6
Dec 21 Walter "Kid" Herrick        Milwaukee, Wi                    W  6

1901
Dec 12 Freddie Green               Chicago, Il                      W  6

1902
Jan  7 Ole Olsen                   Chicago, Il                      L  6
Jan 21 Jake Magmer                 Fond du Lac, Wi                 KO  3
Jan 28 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette      South Bend, In                  TK  5
Feb  7 Walter "Kid" Herrick        Oshkosh, Wi                      W  6
Mar  6 Jack McClelland             Chicago, Il                      D  6
Apr 18 Tommy Mowatt                Chicago, Il                     KO  2
May 23 Willie Fitzgerald           Chicago, Il                      W  6
Oct 31 Kid Broad                   Chicago, Il                      W  6
Dec  8 Abe Attell                  Chicago, Il                      L  6

1903
Jan 12 Jack O'Keefe                Chicago, Il                      D  6
Feb  9 Charles Neary               Milwaukee, Wi                    W  6
Jun 19 Charles Neary               Milwaukee, Wi                    D  6
Jul 16 Mike Ward                   Port Huron, Mi                   L 10
Oct 10 Otto Sieloff                Chicago, Il                      W  6
Nov 10 Gus Gardner                 Milwaukee, Wi                    W  6
Dec 11 Henry Fagin                 Chicago, Il                      W  6

1904
Feb 12 Billy "Honey" Mellody       Chicago, Il                      W  6
Mar  4 Billy "Honey" Mellody       Chicago, Il                     WF  5
Mar 21 Jack O'Keefe                Chicago, Il                      W  6
Apr  8 Jimmy Gardner               Chicago, Il                      D  6
Jun  3 Jimmy Gardner               Chicago, Il                     LT  6
Nov 14 Billy "Honey" Mellody       Chicago, Il                     KO  1

1905
Jan  9 Fred Douglas                Philadelphia, Pa                NC  4
Jan 21 Jack Bennett                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Mar  1 Jack Clancy                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 22 Joe Grim                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul  4 George Herbert              Butte, Mt                       KO 11
Jul 19 George Peterson             Colma, Ca                       TK 20
Aug 25 Jimmy Gardner               Colma, Ca                       LT 15

1906
Feb  2 Jack Dougherty              Milwaukee, Wi                    L  8

1909
Jan  9 Fred Douglas                Philadelphia, Pa                 W  4

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