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Joseph "Jewey" Smith

BORN   January 5 1884; London, England (Some sources report January 7 1884 at Spitalfields, London, England; Some others report January 1 1884)
HEIGHT 5-8 1/2 (Some sources report 5-5 1/2)
WEIGHT 183-196 lbs

Smith was a stocky, muscular fighter and a stiff puncher; He lacked polish but always came to fight; According to some sources, Smith was the Heavyweight Champion of Great Britain during his career

During his career, he defeated such men as William "Iron" Hague, Ben Taylor, Charlie Allum, Jack Scales, Fred Drummond, Harry Croxon and Jim Maher

Undated
             -Smith won a number of fights with minor opponents

1908
Mar 21 Mike Crawley               London, England                    KO  3
Apr  4 Seaman Broadbent           London, England                     W  4
Apr 18 Tommy Burns                Paris, France                      LK  5
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Apr 27 Charlie Allum              London, England                    KO  2
May 23 Sam McVea                  Paris, France                      LK  3
Jun 13 Jack Scales                London, England                     L  6
Aug 15 Fred Drummond              London, England                    WF  5
Aug 29 Jack Scales                London, England                     L  6
Sep 19 Fred Drummond              London, England                     L  6
Nov 14 Jack Scales                London, England                     W  6
Dec 21 Billy Richards             London, England                     W 15

1909
Jan  2 Jack Scales                London, England                     W  8
Jan 16 Fred Drummond              London, England                     W  6
Jan 30 Trooper Cooke              London, England                     W  6
Feb 13 Trooper Cooke              London, England                     W  6
Mar 27 Willie Lewis               Paris, France                       L 10
Apr 10 Willie Lewis               Paris, France                       L 10
May  1 Harry Shearing             London, England                     W  6
Jun 12 Fred Drummond              London, England                     W  6
Jul 13 Herbert Hall               London, England                     D  6
Jul 31 Mike Crawley               London, England                     W  4
Aug 14 Jim Maher                  Waterford, England                 KO  1
          -Some sources report London, England;
          Some sources report "W 6"
Oct 23 Jack Scales                London, England                    KO  5
Nov  5 Jim Stewart                Paris, France                      LK  6
          -Some sources report 11/06/09;
          Some sources report "KO 6"
Nov 20 Bill "Cyclone" Warren      London, England                    ND  4
Dec 18 Harry Shearing             London, England                     W  6

1910
Jan 15 Willie Lewis               Paris, France                      LK  4
Jan 22 Jim Maher                  London, England                     L  4
          -Some sources report "L 6"
Feb 21 William "Iron" Hague       Sheffield, England                  W 20
          -BBBC Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain
Apr 25 Fred Drummond              Sheffield, England                 KO  2
          -Some sources report "Hull, England";
          Some sources report "KO 3" on 4/26/10
Jun 18 Corporal Brown             London, England                     W 10
Jul  9 "Private" W. Smith         London, England                     W 10
Aug 20 Fred Drummond              London, England                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Drummond withdrew
Aug 20 Jim Maher                  London, England                     W  6
Sep    Gunner Trix                London, England                    KO  3
          -This bout was held during Aug-Sep 1910
Sep 26 Matthew "P.O." Curran      London, England                    NC  7
          -Some sources report "LK 3"
Oct 30 Matthew "P.O." Curran      Plymouth, England                  LK  3
Dec  5 William "Iron" Hague       Sheffield, England                  L 20
          -BBBC Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain

1910-1911
         George Gunther             Paris, Fr                          LK  7
          -Reports vary - 12/28/10 - 12/28/11 - Jan 1911 ???

1911
Jan 23 "Battling" Jim Johnson     London, England                    LT 11
Feb 11 Harry Croxon               London, England                    KO  6
Mar 18 Ben Taylor                 London, England                     W 10
Apr  3 Alf Langford               Sheffield, England                  L 20
Jul 13 Dan "Porky" Flynn          New York, NY                       ND 10
Aug 16 Soldier Delaney            Rockaway, NY                       ND 10
Sep 12 Andy Morris                New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Sep 19 Jim Barry                  New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Nov 23 Tom Overby                 Allentown, Pa                      ND 10
          -Some sources report 11/24/11
Dec  1 Jack Fitzgerald            Scranton, Pa                       ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Dec  7 Joe Jeannette              New York, NY                       LK  3
Dec 28 Jim Stewart                Allentown, Pa                      LT  5
          -Police intervened

1912
Mar  2 Kid Jackson                Paris, France                       L 10
Apr  6 George "Boer" Rodel        London, England                     L 10
Jul  1 Tom Cowler                 Sheffield, England                 LT  9
          -Some sources report 6/24/12;
          Some sources report "LT 8"

1913
Apr  3 Sam Citron                 New York, NY                       LT  4
          -The date and places for this bout is suspect
Oct 15 "Gunner" R. Trix           London, England                    KO  3
Oct 28 Matthew "P.O." Curran      Plymouth, England                  LK  3
Dec  5 William "Iron" Hague       Sheffield, England                  L 20


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not confirmed ***

1913
Oct 25 Zulu Kid                   Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10

*** Much Data Provided By Jan Skotnicki ***

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

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