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Billy Willis

BORN   Fought out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WEIGHT 135 lbs
1902
Mar  2 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  2
Mar 15 Bobolink                   Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
Mar 20 Billy Kolb                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 22 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  3
Mar 27 Muckles Muldoon            Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Apr  7 Billy Kolb                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Apr 17 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 19 Max Hill                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  8 Billy Kolb                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 13 Billy Kolb                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 15 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 17 Billy "Young" Austin       Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  2
May 24 Harry Ruhlin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 28 Harry Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 29 Harry Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 21 "Young" Ike Weir           Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
          -Weir was winning when he suddenly quit
Jun 30 "Young" Jack O'Brien       Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  1
Jul  1 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  7 Freddie Freedler           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 11 Jack McClain               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 28 "Young" Ike Weir           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  4 Joe Jackson                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 12 George "Young" Mack        Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  5
Aug 24 Joe Jackson                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 18 Billy Kolb                 Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Sep 20 Benny Edgar                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 26 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  2 Peter Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 10 George "Young" Mack        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 14 Billy Kolb                 Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Oct 25 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  8 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  9 Jack Richards              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Dec 23 Willie Murphy              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Dec 27 Harry Hafner               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1903
Jan  5 Harry Ruhlin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 10 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 14 Billy Kolb                 Mahanoy City, Pa                 ND  4
Jan 16 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 24 Benny Edgar                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Feb  2 Billy McLean               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 14 Joe Jackson                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 25 Harry Hafner               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  5 Jack Ashton                Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Mar 21 Eddie "Spike" McAvoy       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 23 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  4 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  7 Joe Jackson                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 14 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 28 Joe Jackson                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 15 Joe Jackson                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 23 John Loxley                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 29 Phil Logan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  8 John Loxley                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Jun  9 Young Martin               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Jun 11 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 18 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 29 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 29 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  3 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 10 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 24 Jimmy Simister             Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Aug 31 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 17 Jim Casey                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 19 Jack O'Neil                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
Oct  3 Terry McGovern             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 22 Jack O'Neil                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 24 Mike Tuths                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This was a different man than "Kid Tuths"
Nov  2 Joe Mace                   Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Nov 26 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  3 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 10 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 19 Terry McGovern             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 25 Charles "Chick" Tucker     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 26 Johnny Marto               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1904
Jan 16 Jack McClelland            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  8 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 27 Hugh Murphy                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 31 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 23 Harry Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 14 "Brooklyn" Tommy Daly      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 19 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 20 Jimmy Briggs               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 18 Jack Cardiff               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 22 George Jansen              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 17 Bob Russell                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 29 Toby Irwin                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 11 Jimmy Briggs               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 10 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1905
Feb 23 Jack Roller                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 22 John "Unk" Russell         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 24 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 31 "Young" Joe Grim           Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Sep 14 Jack Bowler                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Sep 22 Fred McFadden              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Sep 23 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 28 Rosario "Kid" Locke        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  4 Patsy Connors              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  7 "Young" Joe Grim           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  9 Rosario "Kid" Locke        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 14 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 28 Johnny Dohan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 11 John "Kid" Gleason         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 20 Frankie Baker              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  2 Jack Cardiff               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 11 Tommy Mowatt               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 23 Charles "Chick" Tucker     New York, NY                     ND  3
Dec 25 Austin Rice                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1906
Jan  1 Jimmy Bonner               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Jan 13 Eddie Chambers             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 22 Eddie Chambers             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  9 Eddie Chambers             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 22 "Young" Tommy Golden       Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
          -Reports vary - "Tommy Goulden" - "Tommy Gouldin"
Mar  3 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 17 Peter Sullivan             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 30 Tommy Herman               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 14 Hook McDonald              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 19 Johnny Marto               New York, NY                     ND  3
May  3 Freddie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  5 "Brooklyn" Tom Daly        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 10 Tom Downs                  Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  6
          -Some sources report this man was not "Tom Downs";
           He just used Downs' name for this bout
May 26 Jig Stone                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 31 Rudi Unholz                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 22 Young Kenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 24 "Indian" Joe Gregg         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 29 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  6 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1907
Feb 16 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 25 Tommy Quill                Thornton, RI                      D 15
Mar 14 Jack O'Neil                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  6 Jack Dorman                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 28 Johnny Dohan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  7 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 24 John "Kid" Gleason         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 21 Rosario "Kid" Locke        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
Oct  3 Paddy Lavin                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  1 Paddy Lavin                Reading, Pa                      ND 10

1909
Jan 19 Mike Glover                Reading, Pa                      ND  6
Mar  2 Joe Sheppard               New York, NY                     ND 10
Mar 26 John "Unk" Russell         Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Apr 10 Fred Corbett               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  1 Joe Sieger                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 20 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 15 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 30 Charlie Sieger             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  6 Billy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  4 Ben Douglas                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 25 Joe Sieger                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1910
Jan  3 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  1 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  7 Jack Reardon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 12 Joe Kline                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 11 Joe Kline                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Apr 16 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 16 Freddie Kelly              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  7 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 14 Billy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 21 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 27 Joe Hirst                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  3 John "Unk" Russell         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 15 Johnny Willets             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 17 John "Unk" Russell         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 24 Frank Kenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 13 Tommy Howell               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 26 Paddy Sullivan             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1911
Jan  2 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 15 Jimmy Kelly                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1912
Feb 24 Jack Morris                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  4 Jim Capper                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 18 Harry Pincus               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 28 Tommy Howell               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  4 "Wildcat" Ferns            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6


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

1903
Jun  3 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 25 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1904
       Paddy Lavin                                                  L  8
Nov 18 Jimmy Briggs               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1906
Dec 10 Kid Stone                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1909
       Paddy Lavin                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       Paddy Lavin                Reading, Pa                      ND 10

1910
       Mike Glover                                                 ND  6


*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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