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Willie Smith

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


bouts 55
rounds 660
KOs 5%
 
global ID 41779
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

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1936-12-26
126Johnny McGrory125½50 7 2
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) featherweight title
Smith down in 3rd & 12th round
Boxing December 30, 1936
1936-11-21
127Freddie Miller127¼177 19 6
City Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LKO6/12
 L 
KO
6/12
  
referee: Jock Stephens
1936-10-10
128Freddie Miller127175 19 6
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LKO6/12
 L 
KO
6/12
  
referee: Sandy Cairns
1936-08-29
127Maurice Holtzer127103 29 5
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Sandy Cairns
1936-02-29
Ernst Wohrer10 11 7
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1935-10-12
125½JN Babe Smith124½7 2 1
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: A.J.(Alec) Wynton
South African featherweight title
1934-07-28
125½Giuliano Secchi13713 9 2
City Hall, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-05-05
123½Len McLoughlin12515 2 3
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Major Collard
South African featherweight title
1934-04-07
124Giuliano Secchi12513 7 2
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1934-02-17
124½Len McLoughlin125½14 2 2
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1934-02-03
126Gerry Stone123½7 4 1
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-01-13
127Dave Burger1308 1 0
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1933-12-26
Piet Swanepoel7 9 5
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-10-01
123Len McLoughlin1247 1 0
Market Hall, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Major Wally Wilkinson
South African featherweight title
1932-07-30
125½Len McLoughlin124½6 1 0
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Jock Stephens
South African featherweight title
1932-06-04
123¾Cecil (Kid) Como125¾40 15 5
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Jock Stephens
South African featherweight title
1932-05-14
123Phineas John12478 28 19
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Pat McCarthy
1931-10-03
Benny Sharkey50 12 5
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
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
1931-09-19
Cecil (Kid) Como40 13 5
Bioscope Hall Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-09-05
Cecil (Kid) Como40 12 5
Drill Hall, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1931-08-29
Cecil (Kid) Como39 12 5
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LTKO8/15
 L 
TKO
8/15
  
1931-07-15
Rusty(Ginger) Jonesdebut
Bioscope Hall Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-06-27
122Dick Corbett12062 12 8
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1931-06-06
125Dick Corbett12361 12 8
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Harry Carter
1931-04-18
122½Sammy Shack12724 32 8
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Lou Heilbron
1931-03-21
121George Purchase12810 1 1
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1930-12-01
125½Johnny Bosman1255 1 1
City Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Sandy Cairns
South African featherweight title
1930-05-22
117½Dick Corbett11857 12 7
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title
Evening Telegraph - Friday 23 May 1930
1930-03-05
122½George Kid Nicholson12656 26 6
City Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Edgar Lipsett
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 06 March 1930 P 17
1929-11-30
123¾Dolf du Plessis124½6 9 6
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jock Stephens
vacant South African featherweight title
1929-11-16
122Mickey Doyle12330 14 2
City Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Lou Heilbron
1929-04-13
127½Jack Roberts129¾34 6 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LKO5/15
 L 
KO
5/15
  
time: 1:40
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 15, 1929
1929-03-16
122¼Fidel LaBarba121¼30 4 4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald ,March 18, 1929
1929-02-09
122½Fidel LaBarba120¾28 4 4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Joe Wallis
Attendance:12000
Brisbane Courier February 11, 1929
1929-01-12
122Archie Cowan11618 11 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
Brisbane Courier January 12, 1929
1928-10-06
122½Mickey Doyle123½25 8 2
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Lou Heilbron
Western Daily Press - Monday 08 October 1928
1928-08-04
123Sammy Tucker11420 6 0
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W DQ9/15
 W  
DQ
9/15
  
referee: Harry Carter
Tucker disqualified for holding.
1928-05-31
Pierre Pothier7 15 5
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1928-05-05
126Young Johnny Brown122¼53 15 1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Bob Storbeck
1927-12-07
Dominick Petrone30 14 11
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-10-06
118Teddy Baldock12056 1 3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: John Herbert Douglas
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.)
1927-06-04
118½Ernie Jarvis118½81 30 17
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Pat McCarthy
1927-03-05
123Ralph Minshull121debut
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Donny Lyons
1927-02-05
118¼Rein Kokke118½1 3 0
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Pat McCarthy
1927-01-29
Johnny Brown49 19 2
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Bob Storbeck
15 rounds is correct
1926-12-18
118½Arthur Webb118½6 7 1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Donny Lyons
1926-07-17
116Kid Socks11746 15 7
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Bob Storbeck
1926-05-15
118Jim McKenzie1171 3 1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Bob Storbeck
1926-04-10
118½Jim McKenzie1191 2 1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Lou Heilbron
1926-02-13
116Taffy Jones1163 6 2
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W DQ12/20
 W  
DQ
12/20
  
referee: Bob Storbeck
Butting
1925-12-12
119Young Johnny Brown121½41 8 1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Bob Storbeck
1925-10-10
122Sam Lee12714 23 7
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
referee: S L Harris
No. Sam Lee a local fighter
1925-09-26
120Scotty Fraser12112 8 3
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W DQ13/15
 W  
DQ
13/15
  
referee: Sandy Cairns
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.
1925-08-01
120¾Clarence Walker1245 4 1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bob Storbeck
1925-06-20
121¼Scotty Fraser12211 8 2
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Harry Carter
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