-Smith toured England with Jem Mace and boxed exhibitions
-Smith reportedly defeated 36 minor opponents in England
Charlie Mitchell in England D
-London Rules were used for this bout;
-Smith came to America in 1884 with George Fryer and Alf Greenfield
-Smith took on all-comers in Baltimore, Md for 6 weeks
-Smith took on all-comers in Philadelphia, Pa
Dennis Shay Baltimore, Md W 4
Jim O'Day New York, NY W 4
-Some sources report "Baltimore, Md"
Dick Roberts New York, NY W 4
-Some sources report "Baltimore, Md"
Tommy Chandler New York, NY W 4
Dooney Harris New York, NY W
Dan Gallagher Butte, Mt KO 3
Tom Henry New York, NY KO 4
-Some sources report "W 4"
Jul 25 Jimmy "One-Eyed" Connolly Chicago, Il L 5
-Some sources report "W 5";
Possibly, Connolly lasted and claimed the win
-Smith joined the Jack Burke Combination and toured America
Jack Burke EX
Fred Ingalls Helena, Mt KO 2
-Some sources report "Italy, Mt
Nov 7 John Clow Dodge City, Ks LF 10
-Some sources report 10/07/85
Some sources report "LF 4"
Nov 21 John Clow Wichita, Ks KO 6
-Some sources report 10/20/85
May 29 Dick Matthews Alameda, Ca TK 6
Jul 24 Herbert Slade Reno, Nv EX 3
Sep 3 Jerry Slattery Salt Lake City, Ut SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held; Slattery did not show
Dec 25 Roddy Thomas Philadelphia, Pa W 4
-London rules and gloves were used
Oct 1 Larry Farrell Denver, Co KO 2
-Farrell used the name "Billy Keough"
Oct 13 Con Riordan Denver, Co EX 3
Feb 21 George LaBlanche Denver, Co NC 2
Some sources report 3/02/89;
Some sources report "W 2";
Some sources report "D 2"
May 17 Patsy Daley New York, NY KO 7
-Some sources report "Peter Dailey"
Jun 4 Mike Cleary Hot Springs, Ar KO 1
Jun Jack Burgess Moberly, Mo LK 8
Jan 21 George Kessler Denver, Co ND 7
Apr 3 Mike Cleary Hot Springs, Ar KO 3
May 19 Peter Jackson Chicago, Il LT 5
Jun 16 Jim Daly KO 6
-Police intervened; Some sources report "TK 7"
Nov 25 George Godfrey Hoboken, NJ LT 23
Dec 12 Tiffin Gilmore Columbus, Oh W 4
Mar 8 Budge Beaucaire Hull, Ont, Can KO 3
Apr 2 Mike Monaghan Philadelphia, Pa ND 4
Apr 23 Billy Leedom Philadelphia, Pa L 3
-Some sources report "D 4"
Apr 25 Joe Choynski Philadelphia, Pa ND 3
-Some sources report "LT 4" on 4/30/92
Jun 9 Paddy Shea Wichita, Ks L 10
-Smith was better but Shea lasted and claimed the win
Mar 3 Joe Goddard New Orleans, La KO 18
Jul 4 Patrick "Reddy" Gallagher Denver, Co L 4
-Smith agreed to knock out Gallagher in four rounds;
Gallagher lasted and was awarded the match; Some call
this a draw - "D 4"
Jul 14 Peter Maher Salt Lake City, Ut ND 4
Jul 22 Jim Williams Salt Lake City, Ut ND 4
Oct 3 Larry Farrell Denver, Co WF 6
-Farrell used the name "Billy Keough";
Some sources report "W 6"
Oct -Smith was offered $3,000 to fight Steve O'Donnell by
an Olympic Club (not clear, New Orleans or San Francisco);
Oct 11 -Smith declared himself Heavyweight Champion of the World
and challenged anyone to a match
Dec 14 Mike Queenan Birmingham, Al KO 1
Dec 14 Jerry Slattery Birmingham, Al W 4
-The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 15 Eugene McElroy Birmingham, Al W 4
Jerry Slattery SCH
-This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 11 -Smith challenged Jim Corbett to a match
Nov 19 Joe Goddard Johannesburg, Trans, SA LK 4
-Heavyweight Championship of South Africa;
Some sources report Heavyweight Championship of the World;
Some sources report 11/07/96;
Some sources report 11/09/96
Dec 26 -Smith arrived in New York, NY from South Africa
on the steamship, "Campania"
May 10 Joe Choynski New York, NY LF 4
-Some sources report "San Francisco, Ca"
Jim McCormick Leadville, Co LK 2
*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***
Jim Fell SCH
-The previous bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mike Fitzgerald D 5
-Reportedly, Smith was the Champion of the Pacific Coast
Jimmy Murray New York, NY W 3
Jan George Kessler Denver, Co D
-The crowd broke into the ring; Fighting was even between the men;
Perhaps, this bout is a reference to the 01/21/1890 contest
May 24 L.D. Brown Hilo, Hi, Hi LF 2
Jun 30 Jack Ryan Seattle, Wa KO 3
Review courtesy of
Historian, International Boxing Research Organization