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Willie Smith

W L D
39 13 3
3 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 55 rating
rounds 660 ranking
KOs 5%
 
global ID 041779
born 1904-07-19
death date1955-12-20 / age 51
debut1925-06-20 / age 20
divisionfeatherweight
residence
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
birth place
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
other rolesReferee  

Career Record

55 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
L
Loss
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Draw
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No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
126Johnny McGrory
50
7
2
125½
 L 
PTS12/12
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Smith down in 3rd & 12th round
Boxing December 30, 1936
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127Freddie Miller
177
19
6
127¼
 L 
KO6/12
City Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
referee: Jock Stephens
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128Freddie Miller
175
19
6
127
 L 
KO6/12
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Sandy Cairns
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127Maurice Holtzer
103
29
5
127
 W  
PTS12/12
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Sandy Cairns
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Ernst Wohrer
10
11
7
 W  
PTS12/12
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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125½JN Babe Smith
7
2
1
124½
 W  
PTS12/12
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
South African featherweight title
referee: A.J.(Alec) Wynton
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125½Giuliano Secchi
13
9
2
137
 W  
PTS10/10
City Hall, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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123½Len McLoughlin
15
2
3
125
 W  
PTS12/12
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
South African featherweight title
referee: Major Collard
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124Giuliano Secchi
13
7
2
125
 W  
PTS8/8
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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124½Len McLoughlin
14
2
2
125½
 D 
PTS8/8
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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126Gerry Stone
7
4
1
123½
 W  
PTS6/6
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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127Dave Burger
8
1
0
130
 W  
PTS6/6
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Piet Swanepoel
7
9
5
 W  
PTS6/6
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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123Len McLoughlin
7
1
0
124
 L 
PTS12/12
Market Hall, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
South African featherweight title
referee: Major Wally Wilkinson
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125½Len McLoughlin
6
1
0
124½
 L 
PTS12/12
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
South African featherweight title
referee: Jock Stephens
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123¾Cecil (Kid) Como
40
15
5
125¾
 W  
PTS12/12
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
South African featherweight title
referee: Jock Stephens
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123Phineas John
78
28
19
124
 L 
PTS12/12
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Pat McCarthy
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Benny Sharkey
50
12
5
 W  
SD12/12
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
So well did Benny Sharkey fight against Willie Smith that the issue was in doubt until the referee awarded the fight to Smith--the judges disagreed on the verdict. Dundee Courier
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Cecil (Kid) Como
40
13
5
 W  
PTS10/10
Bioscope Hall Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
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Cecil (Kid) Como
40
12
5
 W  
PTS15/15
Drill Hall, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Cecil (Kid) Como
39
12
5
 L 
TKO8/15
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Rusty(Ginger) Jonesdebut
 W  
PTS10/10
Bioscope Hall Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
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122Dick Corbett
62
12
8
120
 W  
PTS15/15
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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125Dick Corbett
61
12
8
123
 L 
PTS15/15
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Harry Carter
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122½Sammy Shack
24
32
8
127
 W  
PTS15/15
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Lou Heilbron
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121George Purchase
10
1
1
128
 W  
PTS15/15
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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125½Johnny Bosman
5
1
1
125
 W  
PTS15/15
City Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
South African featherweight title
referee: Sandy Cairns
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Dick Corbett
57
12
7
 L 
PTS15/15
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
Evening Telegraph - Friday 23 May 1930
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122½George Kid Nicholson
56
26
6
126
 W  
PTS15/15
City Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 06 March 1930 P 17
referee: Edgar Lipsett
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123¾Dolf du Plessis
6
9
6
124½
 W  
PTS15/15
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
vacant South African featherweight title
referee: Jock Stephens
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122Mickey Doyle
29
14
2
123
 W  
PTS15/15
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Lou Heilbron
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127½Jack Roberts
34
6
3
129¾
 L 
KO5/15
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 15, 1929
time: 1:40
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122¼Fidel LaBarba
30
4
4
121¼
 L 
TKO12/15
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald ,March 18, 1929
referee: Joe Wallis
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122½Fidel LaBarba
28
4
4
120¾
 L 
PTS15/15
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Attendance:12000
Brisbane Courier February 11, 1929
referee: Joe Wallis
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122Archie Cowan
18
11
3
116
 W  
TKO8/15
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Brisbane Courier January 12, 1929
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122½Mickey Doyle
24
8
2
123½
 W  
PTS15/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Western Daily Press - Monday 08 October 1928
referee: Lou Heilbron
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123Sammy Tucker
20
6
0
114
 W  
DQ9/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Tucker disqualified for holding.
referee: Harry Carter
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Pierre Pothier
7
14
5
 D 
PTS15/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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126Young Johnny Brown
53
15
1
122¼
 W  
PTS15/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Bob Storbeck
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Dominick Petrone
30
14
11
 L 
PTS10/10
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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118Teddy Baldock
56
1
3
120
 W  
PTS15/15
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Smith becomes another claimant to the world bantam title forfeited on the scales by Charley Rosenberg back in February 1927. Later, in May 1928, Bushy Graham would claim this much-disputed title.)
referee: John Herbert Douglas
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118½Ernie Jarvis
81
30
17
118½
 W  
PTS15/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Pat McCarthy
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123Ralph Minshulldebut
121
 W  
PTS10/10
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Donny Lyons
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118¼Rein Kokke
1
3
0
118½
 W  
TKO4/10
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Pat McCarthy
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Johnny Brown
49
19
2
 W  
PTS15/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
15 rounds is correct
referee: Bob Storbeck
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118½Arthur Webb
6
7
1
118½
 W  
PTS15/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Donny Lyons
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116Kid Socks
46
15
7
117
 W  
PTS20/20
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Bob Storbeck
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118Jim McKenzie
1
3
1
117
 W  
PTS20/20
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Bob Storbeck
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118½Jim McKenzie
1
2
1
119
 W  
PTS20/20
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Lou Heilbron
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116Taffy Jones
3
6
2
116
 W  
DQ12/20
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Butting
referee: Bob Storbeck
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119Young Johnny Brown
41
8
1
121½
 W  
PTS20/20
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Bob Storbeck
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122Sam Lee
14
23
7
127
 W  
TKO5/8
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
No. Sam Lee a local fighter
referee: S L Harris
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120Scotty Fraser
12
8
3
121
 W  
DQ13/15
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
South African bantamweight title
Although billed for Frazer's SA Bantamweight Title the Transvaal Board of Control susequently withdrew recognition considering Joe Michael and Norman Mulligan had better claims than Smith.
referee: Sandy Cairns
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120¾Clarence Walker
5
4
1
124
 W  
PTS10/10
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Bob Storbeck
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121¼Scotty Fraser
11
8
2
122
 D 
PTS8/8
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
referee: Harry Carter
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