Joe Walcott
(the "Barbados Demon")

BORN   March 13 1873; Barbados, British West Indies (Some sources report Demarara, British Guinea; Fought out of Boston, Massachusetts)
DIED October 4 1935; Massillon, Ohio (Automobile Accident)
HEIGHT 5-1 1/2
WEIGHT 133-148 lbs
MANAGER Tom O'Rourke

Walcott was a short, squat fighter with long arms and an extremely powerful punch; He was also quick and durable; He was one of the greatest "pound for pound" fighters in boxing history and fought men weighing from lightweight to heavyweight during his career

Both Nat Fleischer and Charley Rose ranked Walcott as the #1 All-Time Welterweight;
Other sports personalities such as Tad Dorgan, Tom O’Rourke, Dan Morgan and Jimmy Johnston had called Joe “the greatest pound for pound fighter who ever lived” ; He was elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1955 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991

New Book --   HITTERS DANCERS and RING MAGICIANS   by Kelly Nicholson

1887
         -Walcott came to America

1887-1889
         -Walcott boxed and wrestled as an amateur

1890
Feb 29 Tom Powers                   South Boston, Ma                 KO  2
          -Some sources report 2/28/90

1891
Jan 30 Jack Barrett                 Providence, RI                   KO  1
Mar 26 Alex Clark                   Cambridge, Ma                     W  2
Dec 12 G.V. Meakin                  Boston, Ma                        W  4
Dec 12 Teddy Kelly                  Boston, Ma                        L  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 23 Alex Clark                   Boston, Ma                        W  3

1892
Mar 14 Alex Clark                   Cambridge, Ma                    KO  3
Mar 28 Tommy Warren                 Boston, Ma                        W  4
May 17 Tom Powers                   Boston, Ma                        W  3
       Jimmy Larkins                                                 LT  4
          -Larkins left the stage before the last round was over
Aug  4 Frank Carey                  Walpole, Ma                       D  3
Aug 29 Jack Leahy                   Cambridge, Ma                    KO  3
Oct 15 Bill Parker                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled not held
Oct 15 Jesse Moulton                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Oct 22 Albert Kidd                  Philadelphia, Pa                  D   
          -This was a wrestling match
Oct 22 Joe Larg                     Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
Oct 22 Fred Morris                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Oct 29 Andy Watson                  Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Nov  4 Harry Tracey                 Boston, Ma                        D  4
Nov  5 Bob "Stonewall" Allen        Boston, Ma                       TK  3
Nov  7 Fred Morris                  Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled to be held during 
           the week of Nov 7 1892; The outcome is not 
           known
Nov 11 Charley Jones                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
Nov 12 Jack Lyman                   Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Dec  5 Sam Bolen                    New York, NY                      D  4
Dec  5 Jack Connors                 New York, NY                     KO  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec  6 Nick Collins                 New York, NY                    SCH   
        -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  8 Billy Harris                 New York, NY                     KO  2
Dec    Paddy Smith                                                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1893
Jan 31 Tom McCarthy                 New York, NY                     TK  1
Feb  2 Harrity                      New York, NY                     KO  3
Feb  9 James Carroll                New York, NY                     TK  1
          -Perhaps, this man was the famous Jimmy Carroll
Feb 15 Al Hagen                     Boston, Ma                       TK  3
Feb 16 Thomas Chase                 Boston, Ma                       TK  1
Feb 17 Patrick Conlon               Boston, Ma                       TK  2
Feb 17 L. Wetzell Brown             Boston, Ma                       TK  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 18 Jack Coughlin                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun  5 Paddy McGuigan               Newark, NJ                        W 10
Jun 17 Mike Harris                  New York, NY                      L  4
Aug 22 Jack Hall                    New York, NY                     KO  1
Dec 22 Harry Tracey                 Boston, Ma                       NC  1
Dec 28 Danny Russell                Boston, Ma                       KO  2

1894
Jan 11 Tommy West                   South Boston, Ma                 TK  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Feb 26 Mike Welsh                   Boston, Ma                       KO  2
Apr  7 Mike Daly                    New York, NY                    SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 19 Tom Tracey                   Boston, Ma                       KO 16
May 10 Charles Holcombe             Washington, DC                    W  4
Jun 22 Mike Harris                  Boston, Ma                       KO  6
Jul  6 Dick O'Brien                 Boston, Ma                       KO 12
Oct 15 Austin Gibbons               Coney Island, NY                 KO  4
Oct 31 -Walcott engaged Tommy West as a sparring partner
Nov  1 Frank Carpenter              Chicago, Il                       W  3
Nov  3 Frank Neil                   Chicago, Il                       W  3
Nov  3 Shorty Ahearn                Chicago, Il                      KO  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 14 George Thomas                Louisville, Ky                   KO  1
Nov 15 Billy Green                  Louisville, Ky                   KO  2

1895
Mar  1 "Mysterious" Billy Smith     Boston, Ma                        D 15
Mar  6 Charley Chapman              New York, NY                      W  4
Apr  3 Mick Dunn                    Coney Island, NY                 TK  8
Aug 28 Dick O'Brien                 Boston, Ma                       KO  1
Dec  2 George "Kid" Lavigne         Maspeth, NY                       L 15

1896
Jan  7 Teddy McMahon                Syracuse, NY                     KO  1
Jan 30 Jim Jackson                  New York, NY                      W  4
Mar 16 Scott Collins                New York, NY                     KO  7
May 29 "Scaldy" Bill Quinn          Woburn, Ma                        W 20
Aug 24 Dick O'Brien                 Lewiston, Me                      D  6
Oct 12 "Scaldy" Bill Quinn          Maspeth, NY                      KO 17
Dec  9 Tommy West                   New York, NY                      D 19

1897
Jan  2 -Syracuse (NY) Daily Standard ran a story bout Tommy West knocking out
          Walcott
Jan 16 Bobby Dobbs                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  3 Tommy West                   Brooklyn, NY                      L 20
Apr 20 Jim Watts                    Brooklyn, NY                      D  4
          -Walcott pounded Watts and floored him repeatedly;
           In round four, Watts went down to avoid being KO'd;
           Walcott struck him lightly on the jaw while down;
           The crowd called for a foul; Referee Richard Roche
           knew Watts was going down deliberately; He ordered
           the men to continue; Watts would not; So, he called
           it a "draw"
Jun 14 Tom Tracey                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 26 Young Corbett (George Green) San Francisco, Ca                KO 18
Oct 29 George "Kid" Lavigne         San Francisco, Ca                LT 12
          -Lightweight Championship of the World
Nov 27 Niles                        Omaha, Nv                        EX  1
          -Walcott knocked Niles out
Dec 27 Tom Tracey                   Chicago, Il                       D  6

1898
Apr  4 "Mysterious" Billy Smith     Bridgeport, Ct                    D 25
          -Some sources report 4/14/98
Apr 22 Tommy West                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 28 William "Kid" McPartland     Detroit, Mi                       D  8
Dec  6 "Mysterious" Billy Smith     New York, NY                      L 20
          -Welterweight Championship of the World

1899
Feb  4 "Australian" Jim Ryan        Cincinnati, Oh                   KO 14
Mar 16 "Australian" Billy Edwards   Brooklyn, NY                     KO 13
Apr  8 Jim Judge                    Toronto, Ont, Can                KO 11
          -Some sources report "KO 7"
Apr 25 Dan Creedon                  New York, NY                     KO  1
May  8 Charles Johnson              Athens, Pa                       TK 11
          -Some sources report "TK 10"
May 19 Dick O'Brien                 Brooklyn, NY                     KO 14
May 30 Jim Watts                    Louisville, Ky                   KO  8
Jun 12 Harry Fischer                Baltimore, Md                    TK 12
Jun 23 Dan Creedon                  New York, NY                      W 20
Nov 25 Dan Creedon                  Chicago, Il                       W  6
Nov 29 Dan Creedon                  Utica, NY                         W 20
Dec  5 Bobby Dobbs                  Brooklyn, NY                     KO  6
          -Some sources report "KO 16"

1900
Feb 23 Joe Choynski                 New York, NY                     TK  7
Mar 30 Andy Walsh                   New York, NY                      W 20
          -Some sources report 3/29/00
Apr 10 Dick Moore                   Baltimore, Md                    KO  4
May  4 "Mysterious" Billy Smith     New York, NY                      W 25
May 11 Jack Bonner                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 27 Tommy West                   New York, NY                     LT 11
          -Walcott was winning but injured his left arm
Sep 24 "Mysterious" Billy Smith     Hartford, Ct                     TK 10
Dec 13 Billy Hanrahan               Hartford, Ct                     KO 12

1901
Jan 17 Kid Carter                   Hartford, Ct                     LF 19
Mar 21 Charles McKeever             Waterbury, Ct                    TK  6
Jul 26 Jack Bonner                  Waterbury, Ct                     W 15
          -Some sources report "Bridgeport, Ct"
Sep 27 George Gardner               San Francisco, Ca                 W 20
Oct 15 Kid Carter                   San Francisco, Ca                LK  7
Nov 28 "Young" Peter Jackson        Baltimore, Md                     W 20
Dec 18 James "Rube" Ferns           Fort Erie, Ont, Can              TK  5
          -Welterweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report 12/15/01

1902
Jan 13 "Young" Peter Jackson        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 14 Jimmy Handler                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
          -Some sources report "Chicago, Il";
           Some sources report 2/15/02
Mar 13 "Young" Peter Jackson        Baltimore, Md                     D 10
Mar 15 Billy Stift                  Chicago, Il                       W  6
Apr  4 Fred Russell                 Chicago, Il                       D  6
Apr 11 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 25 George Gardner               San Francisco, Ca                 L 20
Jun 23 Tommy West                   London, Eng                       W 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Oct  6 George Cole                  Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  4
Oct 10 Frank Childs                 Chicago, Il                      LT  3

1903
Mar  9 Mike Donovan                 Allegheny, Pa                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Mar 11 Charles Haghey               Boston, Ma                       KO  5
Mar 18 George Cole                  Allegheny, Pa                    KO  4
Apr  2 Billy Woods                  Los Angeles, Ca                   D 20
          -Welterweight Championship of the World;
            Some sources report 4/01/03
Apr 15 Mike Donovan                 Boston, Ma                        W 10
Apr 20 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien  Boston, Ma                        D 10
May 28 "Mysterious" Billy Smith     Portland, Or                     TK  4
Jun 18 "Young" Peter Jackson        Portland, Or                      D 20
Jul  3 Mose LaFontise               Butte, Mt                        KO  3
Aug 13 Tom "Jabber" Carey           Boston, Ma                       KO  8
Sep 12 Joe Grim                     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 21 Tom "Jabber" Carey           Boston, Ma                       KO  5
Oct 13 Kid Carter                   Boston, Ma                        W 15
Nov  3 Kid Carter                   Boston, Ma                        W 15
Nov 10 John "Sandy" Ferguson        Boston, Ma                        L 15
Dec 29 Larry Temple                 Boston, Ma                        W 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"

1904
Jan 18 Charles Haghey               New Bedford, Ma                  KO  3
Feb 26 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 29 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)      San Francisco, Ca                LF 20
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
May 23 John "Sandy" Ferguson        Portland, Me                      W 10
Jun 10 "Young" Peter Jackson        Baltimore, Md                    LK  4
Jun 24 Mike Donovan                 Baltimore, Md                    TK  5
Jul  1 Larry Temple                 Baltimore, Md                     D 10
Sep  5 Sam Langford                 Manchester, NH                    D 15
Sep 10 Dave Holly                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 30 Joe Gans                     San Francisco, Ca                 D 20

1906
Jan 25 Dave Holly                   New York, NY                     LF  3
Jul 10 Jack Dougherty               Chelsea, Ma                      KO  8
Sep 29 Billy Rhodes                 Kansas City, Mo                   D 20
Oct 16 Billy "Honey" Mellody        Chelsea, Ma                       L 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Nov 29 Billy "Honey" Mellody        Chelsea, Ma                      LT 12
          -Welterweight Championship of the World

1907
Jan 15 Mike Donovan                 Providence, RI                    L 10
Jun 18 Mike Donovan                 Brazil, In                       ND 10
Oct 17 Billy Payne                  Portland, Me                     KO  6
Oct 24 Mike Donovan                 Lymansville, RI                   D 15
Dec 26 George Cole                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
Jan  7 Jimmy Gardner                Boston, Ma                        L 12
Jan 14 George Cole                  Troy, NY                         ND  6
Jan 15 Mike Donovan                 Montreal, Que, Can                L 10
Jan 30 Terry Martin                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  3 Mike Donovan                 Canandaigua, NY                  ND 10
Apr  3 Charles Hitte                Schenectady, NY                  ND  6
Jun 11 Charles Kemp                 Springfield, Ma                  TK  5
Jun 16 Mike Lansing                 Rochester, NY                    ND  6
Jun 19 Russell Van Horn             Columbus, Oh                      W  6
Jun 29 Bill Hurley                  Schenectady, NY                  ND  6
          -Some sources report "ND 7"
Jul 15 Jack Robinson                New York, NY                     ND  6
Sep  7 Bartley Connolly             Portland, Me                      L  6
Nov 17 Larry Temple                 Boston, Ma                       LK 10
Nov 18 Jack Robinson                Easton, Pa                        W 10

1909
May 10 Ed Smith                     Columbus, Oh                     ND  6
Sep  7 Tom Sawyer                   Portland, Me                     ND  6
Dec  3 "Young" Jack Johnson         Haverhill, Ma                     D  6

1910
Mar  7 Jimmy Potts                  Minneapolis, Mn                   D 10
Apr 25 Bill McKinnon                Brockton, Ma                     LF  6
May 13 Kyle Whitney                 Brockton, Ma                     LT  9
          -Some sources report "L 7";
           Some sources report "NC 8"

1911
Oct 17 Bob Lee                      Boston, Ma                       KO  2
Nov  2 Tom Sawyer                   Lowell, Ma                       LK  8
Nov 12 Henry Hall                   Eastport, Me                     ND  6


*** Assistance Provided By Herman Brame ***

*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

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