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Solly Smith

W L D
27 14 19
18 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 64
rounds 704
KOs 28%
 
global ID 10706
birth nameSolomon Garcia Smith
born 1871-03-00
death date1933-08-28 / age 62
debut1888-07-01 / age 17
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
birth place
Los Angeles, California, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
65 6 1 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1904-08-26
Billy Snailham16 4 5
San Diego A.C., San Diego, California, USA
LKO3/20
 L 
KO
3/20
  
referee: Charlie Brummert
Smith knocked out by a right swing to the solar plexus. SF Call
1902-11-11
Billy DeCoursey8 7 6
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO10/0
 L 
KO
10/0
  
1901-09-05
Kid McFadden18 5 10
Oak Park, Sacramento, California, USA
LDQ7/0
 L 
DQ
7/0
  
1901-06-18
Joe Bernstein16 13 20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harry Stuart
1901-05-10
Joe Bernstein16 13 19
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1900-06-22
124Joe Bernstein12415 9 19
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
LDQ14/25
 L 
DQ
14/25
  
referee: Johnny White
Smith down 3 times in 14th
1900-05-28
122Billy Maynard1225 4 3
Sampson A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO10/20
 W  
KO
10/20
  
referee: John P. Eckhardt
1900-03-17
Turkey Point Billy Smith3 9 4
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1900-03-03
Billy Barrett18 7 15
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1900-01-15
120Frank Patterson1269 3 13
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
Reported as the third draw in three fights between the two
1899-10-02
Jack McClelland22 1 7
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LDQ6/0
 L 
DQ
6/0
  
referee: Joe Quinn
Smith was disqualified for hitting during a clinch
1899-08-18
Joe Bernstein11 6 15
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LKO13/25
 L 
KO
13/25
  
1899-07-10
Frank Patterson9 3 12
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-05-20
Frank Patterson9 3 10
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Ed Dougherty
1899-02-07
119½Oscar Gardner61 5 16
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
LKO6/25
 L 
KO
6/25
  
referee: Charlie White
Featherweight Championship of America
1898-09-26
Dave Sullivan16 1 7
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO5/25
 L 
TKO
5/25
  
referee: Aleck Brown
World Featherweight Title
"The bout was stopped at the end of the fifth round by the referee, who awarded the honors to Sullivan. During the second round Smith had the misfortune to break his left arm near the wrist. He used it lightly a few times in the third round, but it hung loosely in the next two rounds, and it was seen by everybody that the Californian could not continue. Smith's accident robbed him of what certainly would have been a victory, as it was apparent to everyone that he was by far the cleverer." (Cripple Creek Morning Times)
1898-08-01
Tommy White25 5 19
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Aleck Brown
World Featherweight Title
Smith down in round 22
1898-07-07
Billy O'Donnell13 6 10
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
W DQ7/20
 W  
DQ
7/20
  
referee: Walter C Kelly
World Featherweight Title
This fight ended in the seventh round according to the Buffalo Courier.
1898-04-18
Eddie Santry17 1 3
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Fought at 122lbs.
1897-10-04
George Dixon118¾45 3 24
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: George Green
World Featherweight Title
Fought at 120lbs ringside
1897-08-20
126Johnny Griffin1265 7 3
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO7/20
 W  
KO
7/20
  
1897-05-04
122Martin Flaherty122½13 5 13
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
1897-03-13
Oscar Gardner26 2 5
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Gardner down once each in the 8th, 17th, and 18th rounds but Smith count not put him out. Fought at 120lbs.
1897-01-12
Tommy White17 3 13
Bohemian Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Frank Abraham
1896-11-09
118Willie Smith1185 0 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W TKO8/20
 W  
TKO
8/20
  
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World 118lbs Title
The Dundee Courier & Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Tuesday, November 10, 1896
The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent. Supplement. (Sheffield, England), Tuesday, November 10, 1896
1896-06-30
Johnny Lavack10 1 4
Red Cross Rink, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Walter C Kelly
1896-06-22
Frank Patterson4 1 4
Eastern A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1896-06-01
Dolly Lyons4 2 3
South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: John P. Eckhardt
1896-03-21
Jerry Barnett8 3 4
Grand Central Palace, New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
The police stopped the bout.
1896-02-22
Johnny Lavack10 0 3
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1895-12-23
120Torpedo Billy Murphy11379 28 13
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO14/20
 W  
TKO
14/20
  
referee: Professor John Duffy
The Sportsman-Police intervened.
1895-05-15
George Siddons15 9 15
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Charles H. Sagel   judges: John Wilson GibbsW H Henry
Fought at 120 pounds.
1895-04-11
Jack Mullendebut
Leland Opera House, Albany, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1895-03-22
Jerome Quigley3 0 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1895-03-16
Billy McCarthy19 10 11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1895-03-04
Tom Denny1 0 1
Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1894-11-27
118Oscar Gardner11821 1 3
Buffalo A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
LDQ5/15
 L 
DQ
5/15
  
referee: John P. Eckhardt
Smith was disqualified for punching Gardner while the latter was down
1894-10-26
114Johnny Van Heest12242 3 8
Buffalo A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Yank Sullivan
Van Heest overweight and paid forfeit.
1894-10-02
119½Frank Erne12010 0 5
Buffalo A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Moynihan
1894-03-07
123George (Kid) Lavigne12720 0 6
Arbeiter Hall, Saginaw, Michigan, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Walter Grimmon
Fight ended in a prearranged draw since both fighters were on their feet. (Chicago Tribune)
Some sources report Lavigne winning the decision such as the Detroit Free-Press.
1894-01-03
Young Griffo47 2 14
Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1893-11-13
Jimmy Murphy0 1 2
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1893-09-25
George Dixon115½30 2 14
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO7/0
 L 
TKO
7/0
  
time: 2:42   referee: John P. Eckhardt
World Featherweight Title, weigh-in six hours prior at 118lbs, give or take 2lbs
This was a finish fight for a $9000 purse, of which winner got $8000; after the bout Smith was arrested for having participating in his prior bout at Roby, IN
1893-07-10
121¾Johnny Griffin121¾5 2 2
Columbian Athletic Club, Roby, Indiana, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Billed for the World Featherweight title, 122 lbs at noon
Dixon remains champ at 120 lbs -- Wyatt Earp the timekeeper
1893-06-10
Oscar Gardner10 0 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LKO6/0
 L 
KO
6/0
  
Kansas City Daily Journal
1893-05-08
Oscar Gardner8 0 1
Phoenix A.C., Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: John Barnes
St. Paul Daily Globe
1893-04-15
Frankie McHugh0 1 1
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
No referee was allowed in the fight, and the police stopped it in the 3rd round after McHugh was knocked down twice and severely beaten. The police sent the men back to their corners. When the fight resumed, there was only light sparring for the rest of the bout. Chicago Tribune
1893-01-01
Harry Dally1 2 2
NND0/0
 N 
ND
0/0
  
Exact date, location and decision unknown.
1892-12-29
118Johnny Van Heest11838 2 6
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
W KO14/0
 W  
KO
14/0
  
referee: Billy Jordan
Fight to a finish. The bout was of the hurricane order, with a lot of foul work on Smith's part, who threw Heest and ran his knees into his neck and face, or dropped on top of Van Heest, the referee never giving a single warning about that, as if it were a LPR fight. Van Heest knocked Smith down in the 6th, breaking his nose with the punch. In the 14th round Van Heest was thrown on his back, striking his head heavily on the floor, and was counted out. (SF Morning Call)
1892-09-29
119½George Siddons119½10 4 9
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS56/0
 D 
PTS
56/0
  
referee: Hiram Cook
1892-07-08
Dan Daly1 1 1
Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1892-05-24
118Dal Hawkins1145 1 2
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USA
W KO13/0
 W  
KO
13/0
  
referee: Hiram Cook
This was a fight to the finish for a $1500 purse. Source: The Los Angeles Times
1892-02-25
Tommy Smithdebut
New Cribb A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1891-12-03
Dennis Mahoneydebut
Pastime A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO15/0
 W  
KO
15/0
  
referee: John Brink
Featherweight Championship of the Coast
Smith had his brother, Seward, in his corner. Both boxers were down in the fourteenth round, but Mahoney was down three times during the bout before a right to the jaw put him down for the count. Up to this point in time, it was felt that Mahoney fought better boxers than Smith. The Los Angeles Times
1891-08-27
Young Billy Manning0 1 0
Pastime A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
referee: Mort Curen
Correct date from LA Herald
1890-09-03
Dave Williamsdebut
Pasadena, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1889-12-05
Young Abbottdebut
Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Exact date unknown. Source Syracuse Herald, Nov 8, 1911
1889-12-01
Billy Jonesdebut
Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO13/0
 W  
TKO
13/0
  
Exact date unknown. Source Syracuse Herald, Nov 8, 1911
1889-11-01
Pete Cummingsdebut
Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
1889-10-01
Young Billy Moore0 1 0
Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
Exact date unknown. Source Syracuse Herald, Nov 8, 1911
1889-09-01
Young Billy Mooredebut
Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS0/0
 W  
PTS
0/0
  
Exact date and decision unknown.
1889-06-01
Jack Goldendebut
Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1888-12-12
Joe 'Kid' Hogandebut
Sacramento, California, USA
NNC29/0
 N 
NC
29/0
  
1888-08-01
Joe Sotodebut
Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Exact date unknown. Source Syracuse Herald, Nov 8, 1911
1888-07-01
Billy Smith0 1 0
Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/0
 W  
TKO
7/0
  
Exact date unknown. Source Syracuse Herald, Nov 8, 1911
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