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Johnny Basham

W L D
61 15 7
24 KOs 12 KOs
last 6


bouts 83 rating
rounds 974 ranking
KOs 29%
 
global ID 047752
birth nameJohn Michael Basham
aliasThe Happy Warrior
born 1889-09-13
death date1947-07-07 / age 57
debut1909-10-18 / age 20
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
residence
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
birth place
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

Career Record

83 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Ted Kid Lewis
191
32
14
 L 
TKO3/10
Pitfield Street Baths, Hoxton, London, United Kingdom
Boxing December 18, 1929 P 387
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Jerry Shea
53
9
7
 L 
PTS15/15
Pavilion Theatre, Stow Hill, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 18 November 1924 P 14
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Mike McTigue
52
9
2
 L 
KO3/15
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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153Ted Kid Lewis
166
22
11
154
 L 
RTD12/20
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
EBU (European) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Western Times - Saturday 15 October 1921
referee: Joe Palmer
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Gus Platts
13
11
4
 W  
PTS20/20
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
EBU (European) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Western Daily Press - Wednesday 01 June 1921
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147Ted Kid Lewis
163
19
11
145
 L 
KO19/20
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
EBU (European) welterweight title
BBBofC British welterweight title
Lewis relinquishes European Welterweight title in December 1920.
Western Daily Press - Saturday 20 November 1920
referee: Eugene Corri
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Ted Kid Lewis
162
19
11
 L 
RTD9/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British welterweight title
EBU (European) welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
Western Times - Thursday 10 June 1920
referee: Eugene Corri
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147Fred Kay
37
14
3
143½
 W  
PTS20/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 13 April 1920 P 6
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Matt Wells
22
11
3
 W  
PTS20/20
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
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Francis Charles
13
5
4
 W  
PTS20/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
vacant EBU (European) welterweight title
South Wales Argus, 3 September 1919.
referee: Joe Palmer
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Willie Farrell
24
13
2
 W  
TKO11/20
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Augie Ratner
19
4
0
 D 
PTS20/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
According to Boxing, June 18, 1919, this was a "splendid contest" and their reporter thought that Basham deserved the decision.
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Eddie Shevlin
23
2
4
 W  
PTS20/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
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Kid Doyle
12
6
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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147Eddie Shevlin
23
1
4
146½
 W  
PTS15/15
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Basham was the Welterweight Champion of Great Britain, while Shevlin was the U.S. Navy's Welterweight Champion.
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Kid Plested
6
0
0
 W  
DQ12/20
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Liscombe Morland
2
1
0
 W  
RTD14/15
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Sid Burns
52
13
2
 W  
KO9/20
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
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Will Brooks
6
10
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Gus Platts
4
4
2
 D 
PTS20/20
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Will Brooks
5
5
1
 W  
RTD9/15
Tredegar Hall, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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Eddie Beattie
8
7
1
 W  
TKO19/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British welterweight title
Daily Mirror - Tuesday 02 May 1916 P 11
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Kid Doyle
3
1
0
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Albert Badoud
25
15
4
 L 
KO9/20
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
vacant EBU (European) welterweight title
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Dai Roberts
11
3
1
 W  
KO7/20
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 13 August 1915
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Tom McCormick
14
4
2
 W  
TKO13/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British welterweight title
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148Matt Wells
17
5
2
148
 W  
PTS15/15
London Opera House, Kingsway, London, United Kingdom
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 23 March 1915
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145½Johnny Summers
87
34
28
140½
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 05 February 1915
referee: Eugene Corri
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Johnny Summers
87
33
28
 W  
KO9/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
vacant BBBofC British welterweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 15 December 1914
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Gus Platts
3
1
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Sid Stagg
6
22
7
 W  
PTS20/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
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Henri Demlen
15
3
7
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Dick Nelson
75
10
17
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Young Nipper
5
12
6
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Albert Badoud
20
11
4
 W  
PTS20/20
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Young Ahearn
6
4
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Albert Badoud
19
10
4
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Sargeant Spaldingdebut
 W  
KO8/10
Barracks Gymnasium, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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Eddie Beattie
2
5
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Harry Price
2
7
2
 W  
KO11/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Price died of injuries sustained in this fight
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Will Brooks
2
0
1
 W  
KO4/14
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Tom McCormick
11
0
1
 D 
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Frank Madole
12
3
3
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Frank Madole
12
2
3
 W  
TKO3/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Frank Madole
11
2
2
 L 
TKO2/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Harry Jones
0
3
0
 W  
RTD12/15
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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146Tom Tees
15
6
1
146
 D 
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Boxing May 31, 1913 P 116
referee: J Frank Bradley
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Badger Brien
6
4
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Drill Hall, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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Young Nipper
4
10
6
 L 
KO5/20
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Joe Hirst
4
4
0
 L 
PTS20/20
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
This was a spirited and fast-paced bout, closely fought, but Hirst had the edge.
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Jack Langdon
4
5
1
 W  
KO2/20
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Matt Wells
9
2
2
 L 
KO7/15
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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Badger Brien
6
3
1
 W  
PTS20/20
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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George Colbourne
2
3
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Fernand Quendreux
1
3
1
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack Daniels
0
1
0
 W  
PTS15/15
Dock Street Drill Hall, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Dick Knock
7
6
5
 W  
PTS15/15
Drill Hall, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Fred Handley
0
2
1
 W  
PTS10/10
American Skating Rink, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack Langdon
4
3
1
 W  
DQ2/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Harry Jonesdebut
 W  
PTS15/15
Drill Hall, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jack Daniels
7
8
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Dick Knock
7
5
5
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Mick Gordon
2
1
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Harry Kid Berry
12
3
2
 W  
KO3/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Harry Kid Berry
12
2
2
 W  
PTS15/15
R.W.F. Depot, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Tommy Mitchell
16
3
1
 W  
RTD11/15
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Boxing January 6, 1912 P 250
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Nat Williams
3
1
1
 D 
PTS6/6
Barracks Gymnasium, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Gus Plattsdebut
 L 
PTS15/15
Badminton Club, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Charlie Milestone
0
4
0
 W  
KO13/20
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Charlie Price
5
3
1
 W  
TKO3/10
Taylors Pavilion, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Frank Baker
4
1
0
 W  
PTS15/15
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Charlie Milestone
0
3
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Charlie Price
5
2
1
 W  
TKO4/10
Taylors Pavilion, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Fred Hayes
0
1
0
 W  
TKO8/10
Taylors Pavilion, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Young Ted Walters
0
4
1
 D 
PTS6/6
Public Hall, Pontnewydd, Wales, United Kingdom
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Jim Ashendebut
 W  
KO1/6
Frank Gess' Pavilion, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Phineas Emmanuel
2
0
0
 D 
PTS6/6
Lyceum Theatre, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Harry 'Darkie' Lawrence
1
0
0
 L 
KO1/10
Church Boys House, Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Billy McKeiverdebut
 W  
TKO3/8
Church Boys House, Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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Never Jones
0
1
0
 W  
TKO10/15
Campbell Bannerman Hall, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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Badger Brien
2
1
1
 L 
KO3/15
Badminton Club, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
referee: Danny Davies
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Fred Dyer
2
0
0
 L 
TKO4/10
Stow Hill Drill Hall, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
According to BOXING, January 8, 1910, page 459, this was Dyer's professional debut.
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Boxer Ryandebut
 W  
KO3/6
Campbell Bannerman Hall, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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