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Homer Smith

W L D
45 33 2
33 KOs 15 KOs
last 6


bouts 97
rounds 655
KOs 24%
 
global ID 10589
born 1895-05-28
death date1971-05-01 / age 75
debut1914-01-01 / age 18
divisionheavyweight
residence
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
birth place
Van Buren, Arkansas, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
135 348 17 15 6

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1929-02-18
Jack Kelly13 2 0
Bloomfield, Indiana, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1928-12-01
Frankie Simms11 12 0
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
Date Uncertain
1928-11-26
Angus Snyder20 1 0
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
LKO6/0
 L 
KO
6/0
  
1928-10-22
Jack Lee11 25 6
Long Lage, Michigan, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1928-10-10
Johnny Erickson5 0 0
LKO7/0
 L 
KO
7/0
  
Date and place unknown
1928-09-20
Jack Phillips0 4 0
Three Rivers, Michigan, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1927-12-26
198½Roberto Roberti21813 1 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-11-30
199Jack Gross19421 0 0
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
1927-10-18
Jack Burke12 14 1
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-08-03
Jack DeMave26 12 5
Baseball Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-02-15
Tiny Clarkdebut
Waverly, Michigan, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1927-02-10
Black Billdebut
Rock Hill, Michigan, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1927-02-01
196Benny Touchstone18414 5 3
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1927-01-21
195Paulino Uzcudun19825 2 1
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Jim Downing
1926-12-15
189Jack Sharkey188½23 5 0
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Jack Michaels   judges: Howard L. BancroftEarl Shafer
1926-05-26
Jim Stone1 1 0
Saint Mary's, Ohio, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1926-04-12
Carl Carter10 6 1
Knickerbocker A.C. Arena, Albany, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1926-03-05
200Big Boy Peterson18914 2 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1926-01-21
Marine Tolliver6 2 0
Tampa, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-12-17
Nick Perlick4 0 0
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Reported in the Pittsburgh Post.
1925-11-18
202¼Quintin Romero Rojas192½19 11 3
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1925-11-12-Romero Rojas is stripped of the South American Heavyweight Title
1925-11-09
201Johnny Grosso18514 0 0
Uptown Lenox S.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1925-08-28
Buddy Jackson2 5 0
Arena, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
LTKO7/0
 L 
TKO
7/0
  
Smith sustained a severe cut over the left eye. New York Times
1925-07-13
Stanley Stasiak0 1 0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1925-07-04
Pete Ankelos0 1 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1925-06-19
219Martin Burke17235 18 4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Red Dolan
1925-04-13
194½Tony Stabenau17512 4 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-03-06
Jack Renault43 5 1
Detroit, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
"Smith's gamenes and abiltiy to absorb punishment was all that enabled him to stay the limit" (New York Times)
1925-03-02
198½Tony Stabenau18112 3 1
Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1925-02-10
Mike Conroy30 11 0
Lyric Theatre, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1925-01-01
Tony Fuente31 4 3
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LDQ5/12
 L 
DQ
5/12
  
1924-11-14
Jack Burke11 5 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Smith won the ref's decision.
1924-10-30
Jack Burke11 5 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1924-09-15
Tom Maxted5 6 0
Biscayne Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Miami Daily News
1924-08-25
190Jack Renault19938 4 1
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Dick Nugent
Smith was down seven times during the bout, once in the 1st and twice in each of the 4th, 9th and 10th.
1924-08-11
189Battling Siki17857 16 3
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Dick Nugent
Siki down in 9th. Buffalo Commercial
1924-07-15
193½Jack Sharkey1835 1 0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1924-06-11
Jack Burke11 4 0
Bellaire, Ohio, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Charleston Daily Mail
1924-06-02
Johnny Risko5 0 0
Elks' Auditorium, Lorain, Ohio, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Matt Hinkel
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1924-04-30
Jack McAuliffe II9 3 6
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
NND8/0
 N 
ND
8/0
  
1924-03-21
Santiago Esparraguera27 6 1
Nuevo Fronton, Havana, Cuba
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1924-02-22
197½Jack Johnson22151 6 8
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Georges Rivet
A "colossal burlesque," was the general opinion of the 5,000 assembled, with Smith taking the count of nine on several occasions "without apparently being hard hit." Johnson "did not take the fight seriously, other than from the box office end, and his much touted effort to stage a comeback fell by the wayside." Montreal Gazette
1924-01-23
Archie Skinner2 0 0
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-11-26
Bud Gorman6 0 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
1923-11-09
Hugh Walker17 14 12
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
1923-10-11
190Harry Wills21159 6 3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:06
Headline: WILLS KNOCKS OUT SMITH IN 2ND ROUND "Harry Wills, the 'Brown Panther' of New Orleans . . . made short work of Homer Smith last night in a scheduled 10 round bout before a capacity crowd of 9,000 etc." Smith was knocked down seven or eight times (four or five times in the first depending on the source) before taking the full count.
1923-10-02
Joe Lohman8 7 1
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Walk Miller
1923-09-21
Sgt. Ray Smith12 12 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1923-08-26
Sgt. Ray Smith11 12 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
1923-08-03
188½Luis Angel Firpo214¾23 2 0
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1923-06-01
Ted Jamieson7 9 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1923-05-04
Joe Lohman8 4 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Smith won the newspaper decision. (Appleton Post Crescent)
1923-04-06
Jack Clifford2 7 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-03-09
Joe Downey7 3 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1922-12-12
Joe Burke4 7 0
USA
NND12/0
 N 
ND
12/0
  
1922-09-04
Joe Burke4 6 0
Akron, Ohio, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1922-08-08
Joe White5 2 0
USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
Date/Location
1922-07-24
Joe Lohman5 3 1
Empire Theatre, Toledo, Ohio, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1922-06-23
Billy Miske38 2 2
Covington, Kentucky, USA
LKO1/12
 L 
KO
1/12
  
1922-06-19
Jack Hayes1 0 0
Jackson, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Marshall Evening Times
1922-05-29
Jack Clifford2 7 0
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Smith won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Daily Review and the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). Clifford suffered a bad eye cut which hampered him greatly.
1922-04-07
Fred Fulton68 8 1
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
1922-01-20
Ted Jamieson6 9 0
Muskegon, Ohio, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
According to the Ring 15/2/1922 this was a draw, however the Milwaukee Journal reports it as a newspaper decision in favor of Smith.
1921-11-25
Harry Greb56 2 2
Newark Athletic Club, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LTKO5/12
 L 
TKO
5/12
  
According to the Pittsburgh Post, Smith quit, claiming a broken rib, and "he took a fine pasting while it lasted," and "did not land an effective punch."
1921-11-05
Billy Shade37 10 18
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1921-09-09
Bill Reed10 10 5
USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
Date/Location ??
1921-07-28
189Joe Lohman1743 3 1
Liberty Park, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
The Enquier and Evening News
1921-07-04
Hugh Walker9 7 7
Western League Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Des Moines Daily News
1921-06-15
Joe Burke3 1 0
Liberty Park, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
1921-05-10
189Leo Alexander178debut
Fair Grounds, Marshall, Michigan, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1921-05-02
Sergeant Billy Millerdebut
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1921-03-18
193Bob Roper19110 9 2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1921-03-10
187Battling Levinsky18540 9 11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1921-02-18
188Bill Reed18210 7 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1921-01-21
Tom McCarty7 5 4
Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Ironwood Daily Globe (wire report)
1921-01-11
Bob Roper9 7 2
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Roper won the newspaper decision. (Iowa City Press Citizen)
1920-12-10
Joe Lohman3 0 1
New State Armoury, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Grand Rapids Press.
1920-11-09
Joe Lohman3 0 1
Jackson, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1920-10-15
Farmer Lodge4 2 0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Des Moines News
1920-10-08
Hugh Walker8 5 7
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
(Kansas City Times)
1920-08-20
Farmer Lodge3 2 0
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
1920-08-13
193Chuck Wiggins17317 2 2
Ramona Baseball Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Grand Rapids Herald (Herb Goldman).
1920-06-15
Terry Kellar18 29 11
Berchel Theater, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1920-06-11
189Bob Roper1866 5 1
New State Armoury, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Ed Smith
Kalamazoo Gazette. Smith floored in 10th. Referee Smith warned Roper repeatedly about butting.
1920-05-31
Jack Thomas4 4 1
Camp Custer, Michigan, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1920-05-04
Chuck Wiggins17 2 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Results from the Kalamazoo Gazette.
1920-04-26
Bob Devere23 8 2
Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Des Moines News
1920-04-23
Joe Rosen0 1 0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1920-02-28
Joe Herrick5 2 3
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1920-01-01
Bartley Madden10 2 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1919-11-26
Frank Moran29 8 2
Detroit, Michigan, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
Moran was the winner, according to the Pittsburgh Post, not Smith (as previously shown here).
1919-11-08
Hugh Walker5 2 5
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
Smith won the newspaper decision.
1919-10-28
Jack Twin Sullivan47 18 32
Jackson, Michigan, USA
W DQ4/0
 W  
DQ
4/0
  
1919-09-26
Battling Jack Nelson9 7 0
Michigan, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1919-09-16
Terry Kellar18 28 11
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1919-09-01
Andre Anderson9 8 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1919-02-02
Mack Sullivandebut
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Date/ Location
1919-01-01
Joe Burger1 1 0
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Date/ Location
1918-05-23
192Andre Anderson2147 8 1
Camp Grant, Illinois, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
(Chicago Tribune)
1918-03-19
Bill Scott24 16 4
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
"Homer Smith, 'Michigan Giant' bested Bill Scott 'Panama Champion' in ten fast rounds. Smith broke his right hand in the first round, which is given as the cause for him not scoring a knockout." (Lima Daily News)
1918-01-24
Jack Dempsey29 3 9
Racine, Wisconsin, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:15   referee: Harry Stout
1917-12-10
Bill Brennan25 2 2
Lakeside Arena, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1917-10-10
Terry Kellar18 24 10
USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
Date/Location
1917-05-03
Sailor Jack Carroll28 16 6
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1917-05-01
Battling Henry Williams0 2 0
USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Date/Location
1917-03-15
Jack Taylor11 4 6
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Smith from the Philadelphia Record and from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1917-03-10
See Saw Kelly16 16 1
Colonial Theatre, Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Smith fought Kelly and Williams on the same card. Although these may have been exhibitions they were not reported as such by the Chester Times, which reported that Smith 'easily held his own' with both fighters. This is interpreted as Smith having the best of both bouts.
1917-03-10
Battling Williamsdebut
Colonial Theatre, Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
1916-12-21
Cleve Hawkins6 6 2
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
1916-12-12
191½Tom Cowler210½34 5 1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
1916-12-09
190Ed Kinley170debut
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported Smith's opponent as Joe Kennelly.
1916-12-08
Sandy Ferguson34 20 14
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-11-14
Jack Taylor11 4 6
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
1916-11-04
Bill Brennan14 1 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Brennan won the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1916-10-21
Joe Rosen0 1 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Smith from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-10-14
Jim Healey2 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-10-06
Larry Williams14 8 0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Smith won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-05-25
Mike Schreck65 17 25
Troy, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1916-03-20
185Willie Meehan18654 10 26
Auditorium, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Reading Eagle
1916-03-10
Jack Taylor11 4 6
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1916-02-25
Jack Taylor11 4 6
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Smith from both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-02-14
Larry Williams12 7 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC4/6
 N 
NC
4/6
  
1916-01-15
Jack Taylor11 4 6
NND10/10
 N 
ND
10/10
  
Exact date and location unknown.
1915-12-25
Fred Jordan1 0 0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1915-02-24
Howard Morrow16 2 5
Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper draw. As Homer (Jeff) Smith of St. Joseph. (Fort Wayne News)
1915-01-01
Farmer Meadows1 0 0
Academy of Music, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Kalamazoo Gazette.
1914-08-08
Jack Phillipsdebut
USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
Date/Location ??
1914-07-07
Marty Cutler0 5 0
USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
Date/Location ??
1914-06-06
Slick Hadleydebut
USA
NND10/0
 N 
ND
10/0
  
Date/Location ??
1914-05-05
Art Watkins0 1 0
USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Date/Location ??
1914-04-04
Pekin Kid Herman2 1 0
USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Date/Location ??
1914-03-03
Jack Mooredebut
USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Date/Location ??
1914-02-04
Howard Morrow16 0 5
Fuller Theatre, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
As Jeff Smith of St. Joseph (Syracuse Herald). February 3, 1914 News-Palladium bills the bout as Morrow versus Homer Jeff Smith of Kalamazoo.
1914-02-02
Jim Hendersondebut
USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Date/Location ??
1914-01-01
Art Watkinsdebut
USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Date/Location ??
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
 event
 tape
 bout
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unverified
unsanctioned