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Freddie Welsh

W L D
74 5 7
34 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 87
rounds 972
KOs 20%
 
global ID 11878
birth nameFrederick Hall Thomas
aliasThe Welsh Wizard
born 1886-03-05
death date1927-07-29 / age 41
debut1905-12-21 / age 19
divisionlightweight
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach
68½″   /   174cm
residence
New York, New York, USA
birth place
Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
168 701 47 24 10

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1922-04-15
Archie Walker3 1 0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1921-08-22
Clonie Tait19 3 1
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Billed as for the British Empire Lightweight Title.
1921-08-17
Bert Forbes16 13 31
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Freddie Lowes
1921-05-05
Tommy (Kid) Murphydebut
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
1921-05-03
Willie Jackson23 6 6
Summit, New Jersey, USA
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
1920-12-28
Willie Green3 1 1
Newark, New Jersey, USA
W TKO4/12
 W  
TKO
4/12
  
1917-05-28
136¾Benny Leonard13332 4 0
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
World Lightweight Title
Welsh down 3 times in 9th
1917-05-01
139Johnny Kilbane13044 3 7
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
Kilbane won the newspaper decision. (NY Sun gave Kilbane 9 of ten rounds, NY Times gave Kilbane 8 of ten rounds.)
1917-04-24
Chick Simler1343 1 0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Simler from Scranton Republican, Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader
Welsh refused to weigh in
1917-04-20
139½Rocky Kansas13125 2 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Source: Buffalo Boxing Record
1917-04-17
135Battling Nelson13259 19 22
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule
"Welsh was too clever for Nelson and was not hit solidly more than half a dozen times." (Nevada State Journal)
1917-01-16
140Richie Mitchell135¼5 0 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Walter Houlehan
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-11-24
136Eddie Wallace13912 2 0
Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
Wallace won the newspaper decision. (Montreal Gazette) Of three newspapers present at ringside all gave the nod to Wallace by varying degree.
1916-11-20
137Buck Fleming1377 1 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Fleming received the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-11-03
Frankie Maguire2 0 0
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Altoona Mirror reported that Welsh allowed Maguire to do all the leading, but nevertheless won the bout by a slight margin. The Pittsburgh Post and Philadelphia Record also had Welsh winning.
1916-10-28
Ben Allendebut
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Welsh's opponent is reported as "Red" Allen of Brooklyn. This is the third in a series of bouts put on for the Canadian Red Cross Fund.
1916-10-26
Mike Warddebut
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
W TKO4/0
 W  
TKO
4/0
  
referee: Billy Roche
Ward was a late sub for a New York fighter.
1916-10-25
Bobby Wilson6 5 1
Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
Welsh's favourite referee, Billy Roche, stopped the fight when Welsh landed numerous blows at will on the local boy.
1916-09-25
Kid Scaler13 6 17
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Ed Carsey
Officially No Decision, but local papers called it a draw.
1916-09-22
Harry Anderson6 2 9
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
World Lightweight Title
Referee Eddie Carsey of San Francisco was also Welsh's sparring partner. Seattle Daily Times
1916-09-04
135Charley White134¼60 6 3
Ramona A.C. Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Billy Roche
World Lightweight Title
Just before the fight got underway, a section of the arena gave way; two people were killed and hundreds more injured. Welsh back-pedaled throughout the bout while White was the aggressor. When the referee gave the decision to Welsh a riot broke out. The fighters, referee, sports writers and others were forced to seek cover under the wood platform.
1916-07-28
134¼Benny Leonard132½24 4 0
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
In the sixth round, Welsh landed the best punch of the fight, a right on Leonard's jaw that nearly put him down. NY Times, NY Journal, NY Herald, World, Tribune, and American each had Welsh winning clearly; NY Sun & AP had Leonard.
Philadelphia Ledger (Billy Rocap) also had Welsh. Trenton Times had Welsh way in front. "...WELSH TOO CLEVER FOR HARLEM BOXER; Champion Lightweight Beats Leonard Decisively in Bout at Washington Park..."New York Times. The majority opinion was that Welsh had clearly won.
1916-07-04
Ad Wolgast58 9 11
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USA
W DQ11/15
 W  
DQ
11/15
  
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule
1916-06-08
Tommy Lowe34 9 21
Capitol City A.C., Ardmore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1916-05-03
138Frankie Maguire1382 0 0
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from Harrisburg Telegraph (Maguire), Harrisburg Independent (Welsh), Harrisburg Patriot (draw)
1916-04-24
137Ever Hammer138¾16 2 4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Welsh and his manager claimed the fighter injured his hand in an early round. The doctor of the boxing commission proclaimed it a bruise, not a break as Welsh claimed.
1916-04-07
Richie Mitchell5 0 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
"Welsh forced the milling throughout the contest, Mitchell frequently meeting Welsh with lefts to the face and body. Some of the writers were of the opinion that Mitchell had a shade, while others thought a draw might be the better decision. Welsh appeared entitled to a slight advantage because of his forcing the contest from start to finish. He blocked numerous leads of the Milwaukee boy and left the ring without a mark. The first and second rounds were devoid of damage. In the third Welsh upset Mitchell with a left hook to the jaw. The fourth was even. Mitchell had the honors in the fifth and sixth. In the seventh Welsh caused Mitchell to bleed freely from the mouth and had the Milwaukee boy tiring. The eighth ended even. Welsh had a slight advantage in the ninth and in the tenth rocked Mitchell twice with right hooks to the jaw." (Nevada State Journal)
1916-03-31
132Benny Leonard136½24 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule.
Newspaper decision for Leonard from NY Evening Telegram, Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Times, W.O. M'Geehan (NY Tribune).
1916-03-24
136½Frank Whitney21 10 7
Harlem S.C., Harlem, New York, USA
W TKO6/0
 W  
TKO
6/0
  
New York Evening Telegram 25 March 1916
1916-03-21
137½Phil Bloom133½6 2 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welsh won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post) New York City newspapers also favored Welsh (Jack Kincaid).
1916-03-06
139¾Ad Wolgast13754 8 11
Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-01-25
Johnny Griffiths13 2 3
Akron, Ohio, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
referee: Walter C Kelly
Newspaper decision from the Lima Daily News
1916-01-17
Eddie McAndrewsdebut
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Frank O'Brien
"Welsh clinched frequently to save himself." Fort Wayne Journal Gazette McAndrews won the newspaper decision according to both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-01-01
Frank Whitney21 9 7
Casino Skating Rink, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
Welsh gave Whitney a "boxing lesson." (Atlanta Constitution)
1915-12-13
Jimmy Murphy1 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
"Freddie Welsh, the lightweight champion, was outfought in a six round bout here tonight by Jimmy Murphy (..) They met at catch weights and appeared to be several pounds above the lightweight limit. Although Welsh was the cleverer of the two, his work was marred by frequent clinching. Murphy was very aggressive and led in every round after the first. In the second round he cut Welsh's lip with a hard left, and in the fourth staggered the champion with a right cross to the head, Welsh saving himself by clinching." (Washington Post) Both Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger reported Murphy to be the winner.
1915-12-09
Benny Palmer5 7 2
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
"Both boxed cleverly and at no time did either appear in serious difficulty." (Newark Advocate)
1915-11-15
Johnny O'Leary26 7 18
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule. Welsh won the newspaper decision
"In a twelve round bout here tonight, Welsh led in nine rounds in the opinion of ringside critics." (Nevada State Journal)
1915-07-03
135Charley White133½50 5 2
Brighton Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
"Five rounds were White's, four went to Welsh, with honors even in one." (Indianapolis Star)
1915-06-18
136½Johnny Lustig1374 4 1
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welsh was better. (New York Times)
1915-05-24
138Frankie Fleming12239 4 4
Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Dick Roche
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule. (Manitoba Free Press) The Montreal Star gave Welsh the newspaper decision.
1915-04-20
Red Watson17 12 11
Hudson, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-04-09
Billy Wagner15 4 12
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1915-03-27
Johnny Lustig4 2 1
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Fight was even
1915-03-24
Patsy Drouillard1 4 1
Windsor A.C., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
"Welsh had everything his own way for five rounds. In the last three the Canadian carried off the fight to the champion and earned an even break." Source: Racine Journal-News
1915-03-17
Hal Stewart20 1 2
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: E.W. Dickerson
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne News
1915-03-11
135Willie Ritchie13521 7 12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
Source: NY Times; 2 pm weigh-in
1915-02-25
135Charley White13444 5 2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
World Lightweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule
1915-02-15
Jimmy Anderson12 4 1
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule
Welsh "easily defeated" Anderson. (Atlanta Constitution)
1915-02-09
135½Joe Shugrue13522 5 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
"(Young) Shugrue, Jersey City lightweight, again proved too much for Freddie Welsh, world's champion of that class." (Nevada State Journal). Newspaper decision favored Shugrue (various New York City newspapers, Jack Kincaid).
1915-02-01
Johnny Griffiths10 2 3
Akron, Ohio, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
referee: Matt Hinkel
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle. Buffalo Courier-"Griffiths outpointed Welsh according to the majority of newspapermen who saw the fight."
1915-01-26
136¼Willie Beecher14015 4 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
Beecher was late sub, original opponent Charlie White called off day before; Newspaper decision from New York Times
1914-12-02
134¾Joe Shugrue137½22 5 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Roche
"Shugrue outfought and outboxed Welsh in eight of the ten rounds. The third round was even while Welsh had the better of the seventh." (Gazette and Bulletin) (New York Times) A survey of New York City newspapers also showed that Shugrue was the winner (Jack Kincaid). Welsh's lightweight title was not at stake because Shugrue weighed over the limit.
1914-11-26
Young Abe Brown10 4 0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule
Welsh won the newspaper decision. (Indianapolis Star)
1914-11-24
Fred Yelle17 1 4
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1914-11-19
135Lockport Jimmy Duffy136½21 0 2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Duffy won the newspaper decision. (Indianapolis Star)
1914-11-09
141Charley White13543 5 2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: George Duffy
Newspaper decision for Welsh from Al S. Harvey (Milwaukee Free Press; 4-2-4), Jack Fetzer (Milwaukee Journal), Burdette O. Kirkham (Milwaukee News), Peleg Swann (Milwaukee Sentinel), Ed W. Smith (Chicago American), Sherman R. Duffy (Chicago Journal), Otto Floto (Denver Post), Ed Dickerson (Denver Times), Ed Curley (New York American). Newspaper decision for White from Sam P. Hall (Chicago Examiner; 2-1-7), Charles Michelson (Chicago Examiner), Billy Birch (Chicago Herald), Oscar C. Reichow (Chicago Daily News). A draw from Manning Vaughan (Milwaukee Sentinel), Thomas S. Andrews (Milwaukee Leader), Ben F. Steinel (Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin), Ray C. Pearson (Chicago Tribune), Frank A. McInerny (Chicago Evening Post), Charles Dean (Associated Press), United Press.
1914-11-02
136Ad Wolgast135½51 4 10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
Wolgast broke a small bone in his right arm and could not continue after the eighth
1914-10-27
Matty Baldwin85 22 53
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
World Lightweight Title
1914-07-07
134¾Willie Ritchie13421 6 11
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eugene Corri 87-86
World Lightweight Title
(This was the first World recognised Lightweight title fight)
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Wednesday 08 July 1914 P 11
1914-05-25
Joe Mandot38 8 5
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Dick Burke
The New Orleans Times-Picayune had Welsh the winner by one round. The New Orleans Item scored it a draw and reported that another local paper scored it a draw. It was a closely contested bout. Mandot floored for no-count in the fifth when he was caught "going backward" and off balance.
1914-04-28
133½Leach Cross13525 5 3
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Charles Eyton
1914-03-17
Mexican Joe Rivers17 4 2
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1914-02-26
Lockport Jimmy Duffy19 0 2
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Duffy "had the better of Freddie Welsh, the English lightweight champion." (Indianapolis Star)... and Welsh was down once. (Sydney Morning Herald).
1914-01-29
Leo Kelly6 4 3
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
"Freddie Welsh, champion of England, defeated Leo Kelly, of St. Louis, after eight rounds of snappy boxing here. Welsh was the aggressor from the start and never in danger, blocking Kelly's hard uppercuts with ease." (Washington Post)
1914-01-26
Earl Fisher0 0 1
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
"Before the Price Hill Athletic Club at Music Hall last night, Freddie Welsh, of England, defeated Earl Fisher, of Cincinnati, in a snappy ten-round bout. The men are lightweights, but did not weigh in. Welsh appeared to have about ten pounds the advantage. Fisher put up a plucky battle and his friends were highly pleased with his showing. Welsh won by his superior ring generalship, being able to hit Fisher at will and make him miss as he pleased. Fisher was as fast as a race horse and hit the Welshman in the right place on several occasions, but there was not enough of steam behind Earl's blows to stagger Welsh. Fisher being a local boy, the sports were anxious to see him make good and he received lots of encouragement. Every clean punch Earl landed brought loud applause, and had the Cincinnati lad put Welsh down, the Queen City crowd would have torn the roof of the historic old Music Hall." (Newark Advocate)
1914-01-15
Mickey Sheridan4 2 3
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1914-01-10
Sam Robideau10 0 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and on wire. The Philadelphia Record called it a draw.
1914-01-06
Frank Whitney16 6 7
Armory Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1914-01-01
Johnny Dundee11 0 2
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
"Dundee was accredited with having the best of the first two rounds, Welsh showed superiority in the fourth, eighth and tenth rounds, and the others were even." (Atlanta Constitution) Newspaper decision from the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Herb Goldman).
1913-12-05
Arthur Ellis2 8 4
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1913-11-25
135½Phil Bloom132¾3 1 0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welsh "outfought and outboxed" Bloom. (Nevada State Journal)
1913-10-20
Milburn Saylor17 7 6
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W DQ9/0
 W  
DQ
9/0
  
1913-10-13
Leo Kossick19 1 6
Billings, Montana, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1913-10-08
Dick Hyland43 21 8
Butte, Montana, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Duncan McDonald
1913-07-22
Martin Murphy1 0 0
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1913-07-19
Young Jack O'Brien7 0 1
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1913-06-12
Ray Campbell12 9 15
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1913-05-31
Billy Farrell0 0 2
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1913-05-24
Kid Scaler12 5 17
Thistle Rink, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
W NWS15/15
 W  
NWS
15/15
  
referee: John B. Robinson
Referee Robinson, a late sub for Eddie Smith who had officiated the tragic McCarty-Pelkey bout that morning, stated no decision would be given in light of Luther McCarty's death; Welsh outweighed Scaler by ten pounds and was clearly better. The Edmonton Daily Bulletin reported that Robinson was inexperienced as to local "clean-break" rules, placing Scaler at a disadvantage.
1913-05-16
Jack Redmond41 15 8
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Welsh won every round and Redmond had to hang on to avoid a KO in the last minute. Welsh won the Newspaper Decision (Chicago Tribune 12-28-1913).
1913-04-28
Al Ketchell1 2 0
Park City Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Naugatuck Daily News
1913-03-06
Eddie Beattie2 4 1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1913-03-03
Raymond Vittet1 0 1
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
W TKO10/20
 W  
TKO
10/20
  
EBU (European) lightweight title
1913-02-28
Young Nipper1426 10 6
Canterbury Music Hall, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1913-02-10
Paul Brevieres5 4 0
Market Hall, Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO3/20
 W  
TKO
3/20
  
EBU (European) lightweight title
1912-12-16
134Hughie Mehegan134¼49 12 2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Commonwealth (British Empire) lightweight title
British version of the World Lightweight title
1912-11-11
Matt Wells9 1 2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
BBBofC British lightweight title
EBU (European) lightweight title
1912-10-24
Jack Langdon4 4 1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Fought at 140lbs.
1912-08-16
Phil Knight9 11 3
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
(Chicago Tribune 12/29/1912)
1912-08-05
Grover Hayes50 6 10
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
Buffalo Times
1912-06-13
Grover Hayes50 6 10
Columbus, Ohio, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune 12/29/1912)
1912-05-22
139¾Lockport Jimmy Duffy135½12 0 2
Buffalo, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Maurice Collins
Welsh won the newspaper decision. Buffalo Courier
1912-03-09
Winnipeg Jack O'Brien1 0 1
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
New Orleans Times-Picayune (Luckett Davis)
1911-11-30
Willie Ritchie17 5 9
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1911-06-23
135Matty Baldwin13573 16 44
Auditorium Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eddie Hanlon
1911-04-12
Philadelphia Pal Moore14 1 3
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
The Philadelphia newspapers and the New York Times say that Welsh won. "Every round was Welsh's, with the exception of the first and second, which were about even. Welsh gave a clever exhibition of foot work and blocking. Time and again Moore jabbed rights and lefts, only to find Welsh's elbow in the way." (Nevada State Journal) Promoted by the National S.C. of New York.
1911-02-27
134Matt Wells1356 0 2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
BBBofC British lightweight title
EBU (European) lightweight title
1910-12-20
131½Jim Driscoll12550 2 4
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W DQ10/20
 W  
DQ
10/20
  
referee: A. J 'Peggy' Bettinson
EBU (European) lightweight title
Driscoll was disqualified for head butts. Driscoll down in the 4th round.
1910-11-10
Dick Bailey2 1 1
Drill Hall, Burslem, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
W TKO7/20
 W  
TKO
7/20
  
1910-07-21
Joe Heathcote1 2 0
Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W TKO5/20
 W  
TKO
5/20
  
1910-05-30
133Packey McFarland13353 0 3
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Tom Scott
World Lightweight Title
British Version
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002
1910-04-25
Jack Danielsdebut
The Kings Hall, Blackfriars, London, United Kingdom
W KO7/20
 W  
KO
7/20
  
South Wales Daily Post 26 April 1910
1909-11-08
133½Johnny Summers13467 23 21
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Tom Scott
BBBofC British lightweight title
EBU (European) lightweight title
English Lightweight Title
Lonsdale Belt also at stake (The first ever at the weight). Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 09 November 1909
1909-09-06
Joe Fletcher13838 5 5
Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 07 September 1909. For £100 each and a £500 purse.
1909-08-23
134Henri Piet1353 3 1
Grand Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United Kingdom
W RTD12/20
 W  
RTD
12/20
  
referee: George T Dunning
EBU (European) lightweight title
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 24 August 1909
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 24 August 1909. South Wales Daily News 24th August 1909.
1909-07-12
134Young Joseph38 10 13
Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United Kingdom
W DQ11/20
 W  
DQ
11/20
  
referee: G T Dunning
Fought at 142lbs, both made weight. Joseph down in the sixth.
1909-05-25
Phil Brock23 8 3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1909-05-21
Jack Goodman2 0 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
"Goodman was entirely out of his class. The ten round go was all Welsh's, with the exception of the eighth and ninth rounds when Goodman did some pretty work." (Trenton Evening Times); also NY Times
1909-05-07
Johnny Frayne4 2 2
Fairmont A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welsh won the newspaper decision. (Coshocton Daily Times)
1909-03-16
Young Donahue19 10 15
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1909-03-05
129Ray Bronson132½30 2 12
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USA
W TKO13/20
 W  
TKO
13/20
  
referee: Dave Barry
Bronson was down twice in the 10th round and three times in the 13th.
1909-02-20
Young Erne19 8 4
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Dave Barry
1909-02-02
George Memsic18 7 12
McCarey's Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
W NWS20/20
 W  
NWS
20/20
  
Welsh "had a shade the better of Geo. Memsic." (Bismarck Daily Tribune)
1908-11-25
128Abe Attell122½50 4 14
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-10-09
Harry Trendall3 0 1
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 1:00   referee: Charles Eyton
1908-09-15
Frank Carsey23 10 9
McCarey's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-08-14
Johnny Murphy5 5 7
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
1908-07-04
131½Packey McFarland132½49 0 0
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: James J. Jeffries
1908-05-30
Phil Brock18 6 2
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
1908-02-21
Packey McFarland47 0 0
Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Malachy Hogan
Welsh was down in the 4th round, from what many believed was a low blow.
1908-01-31
Charles Neary26 11 23
Schlitz Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Neary retired after this bout, per the April 4, 1916 Tacoma Daily News.
1908-01-17
Maurice Sayers14 14 9
Milwaukee Boxing Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1908-01-02
Kid Locke9 6 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Welsh.
1907-12-25
Eddie Carter15 3 1
Wayne A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Welsh "had all the advantage of every round, and twice he knocked Carter down, but he lost his opportunity for a knockout by over anxiety." (Trenton Evening Times) Philadelphia Item gave Welsh the newspaper decision.
1907-12-11
Dave Deshler19 11 11
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Boston Herald
1907-12-02
Willie Fitzgerald43 14 12
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was "draw."
1907-11-21
Boxer Kelly10 1 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record. It was an easy win for Welsh.
1907-11-02
Cyclone Johnny Thompson19 17 6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Welsh.
1907-10-03
Arthur Ellis2 2 2
Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1907-10-03
Gunner Hart0 8 1
Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1907-09-16
Joe White9 4 4
Gymnasium, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO16/20
 W  
TKO
16/20
  
1907-09-07
Seaman Arthur Hayes8 8 1
Victoria Hall, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO5/15
 W  
TKO
5/15
  
1907-09-02
Jim Driscoll42 2 4
Gess Pavillon, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1907-08-15
133Dick Lee1338 3 2
Welsh National A.C., Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Welsh claimed English 134lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002
1907-08-05
Young Lilley41 10 5
Victoria Hall, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W RTD11/20
 W  
RTD
11/20
  
referee: Harry Wheeler
1907-07-18
Syd Russelldebut
Welsh National A.C., Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
1907-05-20
Johnny Owens2 1 0
Victoria Hall, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1907-04-17
Gomer Morgandebut
Victoria Hall, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
3 bouts in one day for Welsh
1907-04-17
Charlie Webberdebut
Victoria Hall, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1907-04-17
Evan Evansdebut
Victoria Hall, Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1907-03-25
Young Joseph27 8 10
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1907-02-18
Seaman Arthur Hayes7 5 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1906-12-12
Kid Gleason12 6 0
Wayne A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Welsh.
1906-11-23
Willie Moody8 0 0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Welsh.
1906-11-12
Jimmy Dunn12 6 6
Dayton, Ohio, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1906-08-31
Jimmy Dunn12 6 6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, according to which Dunn was the clear winner.
1906-07-27
132Hock Keys13223 9 7
Dayton, Ohio, USA
W TKO17/20
 W  
TKO
17/20
  
Keys down twice in the sixteenth, and twice more in the 17th before bout was stopped.
1906-07-13
Young Erne16 5 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Welsh won in an upset.
1906-06-29
Billy Glover8 4 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Welsh.
1906-06-15
Frank Carsey19 5 5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Carsey.
1906-06-08
Mike Loughlin1 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-19
Kid Gleason11 6 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Welsh won easily.
1906-05-12
Jack Reardon5 3 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Welsh won easily.
1906-05-10
Tim Callahan43 8 24
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-03
Billy Willis17 2 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Willis.
1906-04-23
Matty Baldwin52 10 33
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Baldwin handed Welsh a trouncing.
1906-04-21
Tommy Love35 5 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Love won a close bout.
1906-04-19
Jimmy Devine29 10 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was a draw for Welsh and Devine.
1906-04-14
Frank Carsey17 5 5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Welsh from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-04-11
Billy Maharg3 1 4
Tuxedo A.C., Essington, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Official decisions were given in Essington. Maharg won decisively.
1906-03-31
Johnny Dohan1 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision of "draw" from the Philadelphia Item. Welsh was down in round three.
1906-03-28
Eddie Lenny19 10 22
Tuxedo AC, North Essington, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1906-03-24
Kid Stinger17 5 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Welsh.
1906-03-08
Tommy Love34 5 4
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Welsh from Philadelphia Item, New York Morning Telegraph.
1906-02-22
Tommy Feltz54 24 33
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This result was considered to be an upset.
1906-02-08
Eddie Fay3 3 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-01-25
Johnny Kelly5 5 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Kelly took a stiff beating.
1905-12-21
Young Williamsdebut
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
Reported in the Philadelphia Item. Welsh was billed as "Fred Thomas."
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No Contest
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