close 
Please wait...

Billy Kramer

W L D
6 14 0
4 KOs 11 KOs
last 6


bouts 20
rounds 103
KOs 6%
 
global ID 11278
born 1896-04-23
death date1961-12-00 / age 65
debut1913-03-01 / age 16
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach
72″   /   183cm
residence
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
birth place
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
66 354 26 11 9

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1926-03-12
Barney McGrewdebut
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1920-06-04
Frank Barrieau65 11 21
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
LKO2/15
 L 
KO
2/15
  
referee: Freddie Lowes
1920-03-23
Jack Reeves14 6 5
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
LKO4/15
 L 
KO
4/15
  
1920-03-08
Joe Borrell26 10 0
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
Kramer was floored twice in round three and could not start the fourth round.
1920-02-14
Frankie Maguire5 2 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Maguire received the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1920-01-16
Tommy Ferguson7 1 0
Ideal Park Pavilion, Endicott, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Binghamton Press
1920-01-01
KO Willie Loughlin27 12 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record called it a draw, but the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) named Loughlin as winner.
1919-12-19
Billy Perkins5 2 0
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
1919-12-15
159Harry Greb16641 2 1
Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Loudon Campbell
Greb won the newspaper decision. (Coshocton Tribune) The Pittsburgh Post gave Greb 9 of the 10 rounds, losing only the 4th. Greb toyed with Kramer for 7 rounds, hitting him a lot but not trying to punish him. The referee started to stop it at the end of the seventh, but the crowd protested. Greb got down to work in the last two rounds and severely punished Kramer, but couldn't stop him. Kramer, to his credit, always did his best, although badly outclassed. As to Greb, he didn't take the fight seriously until the promoter and referee got on him. Possibly he wanted to spare his hands.
1919-11-07
158½Tommy Ferguson1567 1 0
Community Hall, Johnson City, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Binghamton Press
1919-11-06
Mike O'Dowd31 2 1
Lyceum Theater, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
LKO2/8
 L 
KO
2/8
  
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance
1919-09-26
Joe Borrell25 10 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Kramer from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, late edition (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1919-07-03
Pal Reed12 1 0
Pine Tree A.C., Portland, Maine, USA
LKO5/12
 L 
KO
5/12
  
Kramer billed from Philadelphia (Boston Globe).
1919-05-05
Eddie Tremblay1 3 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO3/6
 L 
KO
3/6
  
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1919-02-27
Mike Gibbons47 1 4
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Tommy Ginty
1919-01-01
Jeff Smith40 3 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO3/6
 L 
KO
3/6
  
time: 1:35   referee: Tommy Reilly
Reported in Philadelphia newspapers.
1918-09-14
Jock Malone10 1 0
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Malone reported to have had the better of the milling, per St. Paul Daily Journal
1918-05-30
Young Denny28 14 6
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Reported in the New Orleans Timems-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1918-04-24
Jack Read44 35 8
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1918-03-23
Steve Choynski1 3 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1918-03-06
Steve Choynski1 2 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W DQ2/0
 W  
DQ
2/0
  
1918-02-18
Steve Choynski1 2 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1918-01-10
Jack McCarron36 2 5
Lyric A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
1917-12-15
Mike O'Dowd28 2 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of O'Dowd.
1917-11-23
Herman Miller50 22 16
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Kramer from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and from the Philadelphia Record. Kramer fought Herman Miller, not Young Herman Miller, as shown here previously.
1917-11-01
Joe Eagan45 28 19
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LKO9/10
 L 
KO
9/10
  
1917-10-19
Joe Borrell23 6 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Kramer from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala). The Philadelphia Record considered the fight to be a draw.
1917-10-06
Harry Greb22 2 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Greb won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala), Philadelphia Record, and the Pittsburgh Post. Kramer gave Greb a lot of trouble in the first four rounds, landing short, hard smashes to the head. Greb was wild in his punches. Harry staged a sensational rally in the 5th and 6th, battering Kramer around the ring with a two-fisted attack. He had the edge at the end but it was a pretty close call for him.
1917-06-18
Mike McTigue21 5 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record favored McTigue and the Philadelphia Public Ledger favored Kramer.
1917-06-11
Bull Miller2 1 0
Mighty Doris Shows, Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Monessen Daily Independent
1917-06-02
Battling Kopin7 2 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ4/6
 W  
DQ
4/6
  
Result from both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-05-05
Louis Verger10 14 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-04-07
Danny Dillon2 0 0
Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1917-03-17
Frank Carbone11 5 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Kramer from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-01-27
Tex Kelly0 1 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record was in favor of Kramer. The Philadelphia Public Ledger considered the fight to be a draw.
1916-12-25
Stockyards Tommy Murphy1 5 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Kramer from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-11-30
Jimmy O'Hagan8 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record in favor of Kramer, but the Illustrated Boxing Record and Philadelphia Inquirer preferred O'Hagan.
1916-11-25
Marty Cross16 1 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record reported this fight to be a draw.
1916-11-11
Albert Badoud26 15 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Kramer from the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-11-04
Walter Laurette2 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Kramer won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-10-28
Willie Moore13 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Kramer from the Illustrated Boxing Record.
1916-03-25
Art Magirl47 3 9
Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-01-31
Art Magirl43 3 9
Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-01-07
Mike Glover29 4 4
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LTKO10/10
 L 
TKO
10/10
  
1915-11-29
Mike O'Dowd13 0 0
Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-10-13
Johnny Lore4 6 1
Canadian A.C., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Montreal Star (Jack Kincaid).
1915-04-30
Lee Barrett11 1 0
Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press. Note- According to at least one news item, Kramer went to Australia as a part of Jack Kearns' stable after this bout, returning to the United States prematurely after becoming homesick.
1915-03-12
Lee Barrett11 1 0
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-03-01
Bert Stanley1 2 1
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-01-18
Jack Doig15 0 10
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
"There was only one round Jack Doig could claim for himself (..) the other six went to Kramer by a good shade and three were even." (Daily Northwestern)
1915-01-11
Eddie Moha4 2 0
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-01-04
Jack Doig15 0 10
Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-12-11
Hal Clark4 3 0
Dreamland Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-11-23
Johnny Salvatore0 1 0
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-11-20
Jimmy Mullindebut
Platteville, Wisconsin, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1914-10-24
Harry Gattle8 0 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
LDQ6/10
 L 
DQ
6/10
  
From a clipping in the Gattle scrapbook. The date and venue are uncertain. Gattle made "a chopping block" of Kramer until Billy was disqualified for fouling.
1914-10-13
Harry Condon7 3 0
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Consensus newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid) favored Billy Kramer.
1914-09-28
Len Rowlands4 0 0
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-08-12
Barney Griffin1 0 0
Myer's Theater, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-02-26
Kid Kreisch1 0 0
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-02-02
Young Joe Percente1 1 0
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-01-27
Young Lewis3 3 1
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1914-01-17
Eddie Moha3 1 0
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1914-01-01
Young Joe Percente1 1 0
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-12-15
Cuff Abel1 0 0
Oshkosh A.C., Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
referee: Jack Dougherty
Newspaper decision from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
1913-03-01
George Kid Tackdebut
Milwaukee A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
 event
 tape
 bout
 Encyclopaedia
verified
unverified
unsanctioned