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Bill Lang

W L D
27 14 1
21 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 43 rating
rounds 415 ranking
KOs 48%
 
global ID 10819
birth nameWilliam Langfranchi
born 1883-07-08
death date1952-09-03 / age 69
debut1905-01-09 / age 21
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach
73″   /   185cm
residence
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
birth place
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
44 6 0 1 0

Career Record

44 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Tom McMahon
17
7
4
 L 
KO5/20
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Brisbane Courier November 27, 1916
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194Fred Storbeck
7
7
1
198
 L 
DQ18/20
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Arthur Pelkey
17
6
1
 W  
KO19/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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193Dave Smith
26
3
3
163½
 L 
PTS20/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
vacant Australian heavyweight title
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'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran
32
18
2
 W  
PTS20/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran
32
17
2
 W  
PTS20/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jim Barry
21
11
4
 L 
PTS20/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sam McVea
44
5
3
 L 
KO2/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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Jack Lester
13
1
3
 L 
PTS20/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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Bill Squires
20
9
0
 W  
TKO5/20
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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192Jack Lester
13
0
3
179½
 W  
DQ6/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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196Sam Langford
64
6
18
165
 L 
DQ6/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Newcastle Journal - Wednesday 22 February 1911
referee: Eugene Corri
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'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran
20
5
1
 L 
DQ1/20
Olympia AC, London, United Kingdom
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Lang hit Curran while he was down
Newcastle Journal - Thursday 19 January 1911
referee: Eugene Corri
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Salinas Jack Burns
5
3
1
 W  
TKO12/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
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Al Kaufman
18
1
0
 L 
NWS6/6
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
(Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911)According to most published reports, Kaufman had a 20-pound advantage over Lang. Attendance was estimated at between seven and eight thousand. Kaufman took round 1, Lang the next two, then Kaufman took over, capturing the last three in a row. Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave their newspaper decisions to Kaufman.
referee: Billy Roche
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188Tommy Burns
42
3
8
181
 L 
PTS20/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Australian heavyweight title
referee: Hugh McIntosh
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Bill Squires
20
8
0
 W  
KO7/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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187½Bob Fitzsimmons
63
7
4
156
 W  
KO12/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
Sydney Morning Herald December 28, 1909
referee: Arthur Scott
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Bill Squires
20
7
0
 W  
KO20/20
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
Tommy Burns was a cornerman for Squires in this fight
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Bill Squires
20
6
0
 W  
KO17/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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191Jim Griffin
21
5
1
163½
 W  
TKO5/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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186Tommy Burns
41
2
8
174
 L 
KO6/20
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
World Heavyweight Title
Burns knocked down in the 2nd round
Given weights announced in the ring from the next-day Melbourne newspaper The Age.
referee: Hugh McIntosh
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190Jim Griffin
19
4
0
162
 W  
TKO6/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
referee: Harry Nathan
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184Bill Smith
11
6
1
189
 W  
KO1/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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Peter Felix
21
14
7
 W  
TKO7/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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Ed Williams
9
10
1
 W  
KO3/20
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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Arthur Cripps
21
5
1
 W  
TKO8/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian heavyweight title
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Peter Felix
21
13
7
 W  
KO12/20
Hippodrome, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
vacant Australian heavyweight title
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George Ruenalf
6
5
2
 W  
DQ3/20
Hippodrome, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Australian Resident heavyweight title
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175Mike Williams
13
5
0
180
 W  
KO1/20
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian Resident heavyweight title
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Dick Kernick
2
2
0
 W  
KO2/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian Resident heavyweight title
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Peter Kling
10
2
0
 W  
TKO9/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian Resident Heavyweight title
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175Finn McLean
1
3
0
172
 W  
KO4/20
Hippodrome, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Johnson
30
5
7
 L 
TKO9/20
Richmond Race Course, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
referee: Mick McInerey
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Peter Kling
8
1
0
 W  
DQ5/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Tom Fennessy
0
3
0
 W  
TKO14/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bob Fraser
8
8
1
 L 
PTS20/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Malley Jackson
1
0
0
 W  
DQ3/20
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ed Williams
5
5
1
 L 
PTS20/20
Olympia AC, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Tom Ligginsdebut
 N 
ND4/0
Australia
 N 
ND
4/0

Australia
Date & location unknown. Source: IBRO Journal #66.
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Pat Farley
0
1
0
 W  
KO7/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ed Keys
0
1
0
 W  
KO2/10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bob Fraser
5
5
1
 L 
DQ9/20
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Young Starlight
2
8
2
 D 
PTS5/20
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Police intervened
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