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Sammy Smith
(Sam Rosetzky)

BORN Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 5-7
WEIGHT 115-135 lbs

Sammy was a brother of "Young" Sammy Smith

1899
Jun 30 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Jul 17 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Jul 24 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 11 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 29 Fred Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                   WF  3
Oct  2 Arthur Dixon               Philadelphia, Pa                    W     ---
Oct  9 Kid O'Donnell              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 20 "Young" Eddie Clark        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Oct 24 Alabama Kid                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 10 Young Dempsey              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Nov 13 Buck Fort                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "Buck Todd"
Nov 25 Frankie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  4 Ben Harris                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Dec  8 Jack Lansing               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Dec  9 John Loxley                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Dec 11 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 15 Young Moffat               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Dec 26 Arthur Dixon               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1900
Jan 26 Jack Lansing               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 29 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  3 Frankie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Feb 23 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Feb 24 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Mar  2 Pat Gallagher              Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
Mar 10 Johnny "Spotty" Clifford   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Mar 19 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 31 Johnny "Spotty" Clifford   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Apr  9 Frankie Welsh              Reading, Pa                         D 10
Apr 25 Arthur Donahue             Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  6
          -Some sources report "Arthur Donovan"
Apr 30 George Walker              Atlantic City, NJ                   W  4
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
May 15 George "Young" Marshall    Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 18 Jimmy McGonigle            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 21 Jack Rice                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 25 Howard Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  4 Arthur Donahue             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 11 John Henry Johnson         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 23 "Philadelphia" Jimmy Devine Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 24 "Philadelphia" Jimmy Devine Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 26 Patsy Donovan              Atlantic City, NJ                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 31 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   WF  4
Aug  7 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 31 George Walker              Atlantic City, NJ                   W  6
Sep 14 Frankie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 24 Steve Flanagan             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 26 Ike Stone                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  3
Oct  1 Frankie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  8 Tommy Feltz                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 27 Joe Golden                 Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3
Nov  3 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 24 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 29 Frankie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 17 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 21 Eddie McCaffrey            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1901
May 10 Tommy Feltz                Wilmington, De                     WF  6
Jul 19 Tommy Feltz                Savannah, Ga                       LK  2
Aug 20 William "Billy" Maharg     Leiperville, Pa                     D 15
Dec  6 Young Kelly                Allentown, Pa                       W   
Dec 13 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 30 Harry Decker               Allentown, Pa                       W 10

1902
Jan  4 Joe Fairburn               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan  6 Alf Levy                   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 13 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 20 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 27 George Richardson          Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3
Feb  3 Patsy Haley                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 10 Danny Cahill               Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
Feb 13 Fish Ferris                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 19 Cole "Kid" Watson          Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 24 Mike Tuths                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 28 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  3 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                   NC  5
Mar 17 Jack Dorman                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 19 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  1 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  7 Jack Dorman                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 10 Kid Clay                   Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
Apr 14 Joe "Buck" Kelly           Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
Apr 19 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 21 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 23 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 30 Jack Lowery                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep  4 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 25 William "Billy" Maharg     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 26 Billy Ryan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 13 Harry Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 10 Austin Rice                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 21 Joe Bernstein              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 29 William "Billy" Maharg     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1903
Jan 10 Johnny Burns               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 28 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 15 Charles "Chick" Tucker     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May  9 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 16 Kid Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  3 Kid McFadden               Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  4
Jul  6 Young Corbett II           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 24 Jack McClelland            Philadelphia, Pa                   LF  3
          -A ruckus occurred in round three; Police intervened
Aug 31 Jack McClelland            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 14 Eddie Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 28 Jimmy Briggs               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  2 Harry Decker               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1904
Jan 16 Johnny "Spotty" Clifford   Philadelphia, Pa                   LF  4
Jan 19 Kid Kelly                  Tamaqua, Pa                        LK  2
Feb 22 Eddie Haney                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 31 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  8 Eddie Haney                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 14 Harry Lenny                Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
May 28 Tommy Daly                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 13 Joe Gans                   Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  4
Oct  4 Tim Callahan               Leiperville, Pa                     L 15
Nov 24 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1905
Jan  6 Chester Goodwin            Chelsea, Ma                        ND 15
Jan 19 Kid Kelly                  Tamaqua, Pa                        LT  2
Feb 22 Jimmy Briggs               Salem, Ma                          LK  4
May  4 Jack Roller                Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  2
May 11 Jack Roller                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  1 Lew Myers                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 15 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 27 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 28 Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 11 Kid Griffo (Harry Cohen)   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 28 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov    Harry Lenny                New York, NY                       ND   
Oct 14 Young Donohue              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 18 Eddie Lenny                New York, NY                       ND  3
Dec 28 Blink McCloskey            New York, NY                       ND  3

1906
Mar  5 Lew Ryall                  New York, NY                       ND  3
Mar 23 Young Donohue              New York, NY                       ND  3
Apr  5 Tommy Young                New York, NY                       ND  3
Apr 30 Johnny Carroll             New York, NY                       ND  6
May 11 Charlie Sieger             New York, NY                       ND  4
Dec  6 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 13 Kid Tuths                  Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
          -This man was not "Mike Tuths"
Dec 20 John "Kid" Gleason         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 24 Kid Murphy                 Albany, NY                         LK 11
Dec 25 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1907
Jan  3 Eddie Chambers             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 17 John "Kid" Gleason         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 24 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 21 Lew Meyers                 New York, NY                       ND  6
Jul 16 Billy Glover               New York, NY                       ND  6
Dec 13 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1908
Mar  2 Leach Cross                New York, NY                       ND  6
Mar 30 Leach Cross                New York, NY                       ND  6
Apr 28 Leach Cross                New York, NY                       ND  5
          -Cross landed a low blow and a ruckus broke out;
           Some sources report "LF 5"
May 18 Jack Goodney               New York, NY                       ND  6
Jun  5 Young Loughery             New York, NY                       ND  6
Jul 22 Eddie Walsh                New York, NY                       ND  6
Aug 31 Harry Ferns                New York, NY                       ND  6
Sep 21 Jack Goodney               New York, NY                       ND  6
Sep 28 Lew Meyers                 New York, NY                       ND  6
Nov 24 Fred Corbett               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  5 Young Otto                 New York, NY                       ND  6

1909
Jan 28 Joe Hirst                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  5 Joe Stein                  Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Feb 20 Billy Herman               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 25 Eggie Clarke               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 19 Eddie Morris               New York, NY                       KO  3
Apr 24 Howard Charleston          Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
Jun  4 Young Corbett II           New York, NY                       ND 10
Jun 14 Jack Goodney               Brooklyn, NY                       KO  5
Aug  7 Robert "Bert" Keyes        Saratoga, NY                       ND 10
Sep  8 Jack Hanlon                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 21 Young Unde                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 22 John Griffin               Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Oct  8 Jack Brown                 York, Pa                           ND  6
Nov  1 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1910
Jan  1 Tommy Joyce                Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Feb  2 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy      New York, NY                       ND 10
Feb  9 Cy Smith                   New York, NY                       ND 10
Feb 26 Tommy Coyne                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 14 Sammy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 17 Bobby Wilson               New York, NY                       ND  6
Mar 30 Paddy Sullivan             New York, NY                       ND 10
Apr 15 Charlie Carter             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 23 Young Otto                 New York, NY                       ND 10
Aug  4 Eddie Stinger              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  3
Aug  4 Johnny Hogan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Sep 20 Eddie Murphy               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  7 Willie Beecher             New York, NY                       ND 10
Oct 14 Young Nitchie              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  5 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  8 Battling Hurley            New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 12 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1918
Dec 19 Young Swigart              Philadelphia, Pa                   LK  2

1919
Feb 17 Dave Rosenberg             Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  2
          -Rosenberg fought a man named "Sammy Smith";
           Was he this "Sammy Smith" ?

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

1897
       Eddie Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                   LK  1

1899
Aug 18 James Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  3 Kid Holmes                 Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
Oct 16 Art Dickson                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1900
Dec 20 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1902
Jan  1 George "Kid" Decker                                            W 10

1904
Apr    Eddie Lenny                Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6

1910
Oct    Jack Goodman               New York, NY                       ND    
          -This bout was held during late October-Early November 1910

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