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Gunboat Smith

W L D
52 28 10
38 KOs 12 KOs
last 6


bouts 90
rounds 581
KOs 27%
 
global ID 11290
birth nameEdward J. Smyth
aliasGunner
born 1887-02-17
death date1974-08-06 / age 87
debut1909-06-03 / age 22
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
reach
72″   /   183cm
residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
140 468 31 17 2

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1921-10-10
Harry Wills49 5 2
Stadium, Havana, Cuba
LKO1/20
 L 
KO
1/20
  
time: 1:07
Wills landed the only six blows of the fight, including a right to the back of Smith's head and a terrific left uppercut to the jaw that sent him to the floor where he was counted out.
1921-05-30
Bob Martin29 4 0
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
1921-03-09
178Al Roberts182½10 3 0
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
LKO10/12
 L 
KO
10/12
  
1920-10-21
Harry Greb45 2 1
Springbrook Park, South Bend, Indiana, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
Surgeons were summoned to examine Smith when "Greb, after a few clinches, landed a hard left on Smith's right eye, injuring the optic nerve and blinding him. A second later he landed a right on Smith's jaw, knocking him out." Tacoma News Tribune Doubts were expressed that Smith wsould recover the use of his right eye, but of course he did so. Greb displayed blinding speed during his attack. The ring was erected in front of the baseball stands in Springbrook Park and "illuminated by an array of iights extended to the four corners of the ring." 2,000 fans attended.
1920-09-06
Bob Roper6 6 2
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. It was a close fight but Smith won "by a shade".
1920-08-09
Bob Roper6 6 1
Columbus, Ohio, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
Some sources indicate this bout occurred in Akron, OH. However, the Philadelphia Record and the Milwaukee Journal both give Columbus as the location.
1920-08-03
Texas Tate12 5 4
Panther Park, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Smith won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1920-07-15
198Chuck Wiggins17217 2 2
Ramona Baseball Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Results from the Bay City Times.
1920-06-26
Tony Melchior6 0 0
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Smith won the newspaper decision. (Iowa City Press Citizen) The Chicago Tribune had the same result.
1920-05-13
Lee Anderson10 4 6
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Anderson "gave away twenty pounds, a head in height and plenty of reach" to Smith.
1920-04-07
Fred Fulton54 7 0
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
referee: Denver Ed Martin
Smith down twice in 1st, and again for count in 2nd
1920-03-10
Andre Anderson9 9 1
American Legion A.A., Fresno, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1920-02-25
Bill Tate13 10 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1920-02-04
Willie Meehan80 16 36
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Meehan was knocked down in the 2nd
1920-01-23
Carl Morris43 9 2
American Legion A.A., Fresno, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1919-12-11
Ole Anderson7 3 4
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1919-12-03
Carl Morris42 8 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1919-11-19
Fat LaRue7 1 0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1919-11-05
Frank Farmer31 9 15
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Smith's Seattle debut, per the Seattle Star. But the Nov. 2 Post-Intelligencer mentions his 1909 Seattle ring appearance with Denver Ed Martin.
1919-10-30
Boy McCormick15 4 2
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1919-10-23
K O Kruvosky31 12 16
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Kruvosky ran afoul with the law after this bout leading to inactivity
1918-12-30
178Jack Dempsey19046 4 9
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LKO2/8
 L 
KO
2/8
  
Dempsey knocked Smith down with a left jolt a minute into round one. For the remainder of the round Smith was on the defensive, trying unsuccessfully to parry or slip the punches that put him down repeatedly. Smith again went on the offensive at the start of the second, but Dempsey easily sidestepped the veteran fighter and put him down again. A short right to the head laid Smith out for the full count, he'd been down a total of 9 times.
1918-07-12
179Billy Miske17822 1 2
International League Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
referee: Harry Ertle
Miske "outfought 'Gunboat' Smith of New York in all but the fifth of a 10-round bout here last night." (Newark Advocate) The Philadelphia Record reported the same result. The Jersey Journal had the same result, but shows that it was an 8-rounder, not 10 (as shown here previously). (Fights longer than 8 rounds were not permitted in New Jersey at this time.)
1918-07-04
Tom McMahon20 10 5
Highland Park, Dayton, Ohio, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1918-05-27
Leo Houck40 8 3
Erne Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Harrisburg Patriot gave it to Houck by a wide margin. Newspaper draw from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-04-12
Billy Miske19 1 1
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Haack
1918-04-01
Clay Turner11 0 0
Majestic Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-03-08
Hugh Walker3 1 4
Joplin, Missouri, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1918-02-18
Emmett 'Kid' Wagner10 5 0
Majestic Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader)
1918-01-09
Charley Weinert14 3 0
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
Evening Tribune 10 January 1918
1917-11-27
185Fred Fulton22032 5 0
Arcadia Rink, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
referee: George Barton
In the 4th round, Fulton hammered Smith against the ropes and a turnbuckle snapped, collapsing the ropes encircling the ring. It took some five minutes for repairs to be made. By the 7th, Smith was staggering around blindly when his corner threw in the sponge.
1917-10-02
Jack Dempsey27 3 9
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Toby Irwin
Smith and Dempsey did not fight a 4-rounder on October 16, 1917, as was previously shown here. That entry was a duplicate of this one.
1917-09-07
180Frank Moran19826 7 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-08-20
174Kid Norfolk179½28 10 4
Airdome A.C., Rochester, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Rochester Herald (Paul Zabala). "Kid Norfolk carried the battle all the way, seldom giving Smith an opportunity to set himself for a telling punch. Smith claimed to have hurt his right hand in the third round." (Iowa City Citizen)
1917-08-10
Bill Tate11 8 0
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, Boston Globe, and from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-08-03
178Kid Norfolk18728 10 4
Urban Liberty Park, Buffalo, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Marve Smith
Buffalo Evening News scored it 4-2-4 for Smith
1917-06-02
Jack Clifforddebut
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-05-29
177Bob McAllister168¾12 1 5
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper draw from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid); also Lincoln Daily Star (wire). One wire report from New York had McAllister winning.
1917-02-16
Jack Dillon79 3 9
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
There were no knockdowns. Dillon was credited with nine rounds, Smith with only three, while eight rounds were even.
1917-01-31
Jack Moran2 3 1
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1917-01-01
182½Battling Levinsky180½32 5 6
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Levinsky "cleverly outpointed" Smith. (Warren Evening Mirror) Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-12-25
183Tom Cowler20735 5 1
Flower City A.C., Rochester, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Rochester Herald. Smith and Cowler did not meet earlier in the month, as was previously shown here.
1916-12-18
186Frank Moran197½25 7 2
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Smith won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times. Smith won six of the ten rounds, but was nearly KO'd by Moran in the 5th.
1916-10-10
Battling Levinsky30 4 5
Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1916-10-03
177½Joe Cox210½9 6 1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-09-26
177¼Tom Cowler206½34 5 1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1916-09-23
Jim Coffey33 3 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record were both in favor of Smith.
1916-09-18
194Cleve Hawkins1826 5 2
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Hawkins took a seven-count in round three and then was forced to quit because of a fractured rib.
1916-07-10
Tom McMahon16 7 4
Rochester, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Rochester Herald (Paul Zabala).
1916-06-07
Arthur Pelkey21 17 1
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1916-05-15
Battling Levinsky29 4 3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record called it a draw. The Philadelphia Public Ledger gave Levinsky the edge.
1916-04-28
184Bob Devere19120 4 1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Tom Cawley
Smith won the newspaper decision according to the Syracuse Herald (Paul Zabala).
1916-04-07
Carl Morris33 3 1
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1916-03-30
183Porky Dan Flynn19531 9 8
Manhattan Opera House, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Flynn won the newspaper decision (Chicago Tribune). Flynn was the winner according to New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This was a promotion of the Stadium A.C.
1916-03-14
180½Jack Dillon170¼74 2 9
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Dillon won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post) Dillon was the winner according to New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-11-29
180½Jim Coffey20230 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:55
NY Evening World listed Smith as 175lbs.
1915-11-09
182Joe Cox1988 6 1
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1915-10-07
Colin Bell34 12 2
Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
In what was one of his best ever efforts, Australia's Bell clearly outpointed the American.Edmonton Bulletin
1915-10-04
183Al Reich20814 2 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1915-09-04
174Sailor Jack Carroll190¼25 9 5
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-08-18
182Jack Hemple18410 4 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1915-07-28
182Tom Cowler20532 3 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1915-07-01
180Charley Weinert1779 1 0
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times, and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-05-10
Dick Gilbert12 15 5
National A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
"Gunboat Smith had the better of Dick Gilbert in their twelve-round bout which opened the National Athletic Club in Denver." (Range Ledger)
1915-04-20
Tom McCarty7 1 2
Arena (Atlas A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1915-04-13
180Charley Weinert1779 1 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times had Weinert the winner, but most other New York City newspapers gave it to Smith (Jack Kincaid).
1915-03-27
180Jack Reed1949 13 0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1915-03-16
182¼Jack Dillon17165 2 7
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Stout
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-02-01
Fireman Jim Flynn50 19 15
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1915-01-27
179Battling Levinsky17122 2 3
Greenwall Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1915-01-01
Battling Levinsky22 2 2
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
A tall story was circulated, told years later by Levinsky's manager, Dan Morgan, to the effect that Levinsky had three fights on this date. However, despite much effort, only the fight was Smith has been found. The story seems to have been an invention of Morgan's.
1914-12-28
185Chick Carsey1820 2 0
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1914-12-23
182Tom McCarty1906 0 2
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Dan Tone
This was a promotion of the Empire A.C. McCarty elects to slug it out with Smith and is even with the Gunner until the 4th when he catches a booming right on the jaw that puts him down. Instead of taking nine, McCarty scrambles up at 3 and walks into another right that pitches him back on the ropes before hitting the canvas. Again he lurches to his feet only to be met by Smith's left hook and put down again. Before the ref can count he drags himself up by the ropes but is saved by Referee Tone.
1914-12-15
180Jim Coffey19821 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-10-20
Sam Langford20090 8 22
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LKO3/12
 L 
KO
3/12
  
referee: Jack McGuigan
A sweeping right put Smith down in round 1. A left hook put Smith down for seven in the second round, before the knockout at just over 2 minutes in the third. Days later Smith claimed he'd been sick.
1914-10-09
182Battling Levinsky172½22 2 1
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Levinsky won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times. This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.
1914-09-28
Cyclone Johnny Thompson40 23 10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1914-07-16
182Georges Carpentier17073 11 5
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LDQ6/20
 L 
DQ
6/20
  
referee: Eugene Corri
White Heavyweight Championship Of The World
Cornishman - Thursday 23 July 1914
1914-05-20
180Jack Blackburn15039 3 12
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-01-01
180Arthur Pelkey20517 4 1
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USA
W TKO15/20
 W  
TKO
15/20
  
referee: Jim Griffin
White Heavyweight Championship of the World
The bout was stopped after Pelkey rose at nine at unsteady from a knockdown. According to a story in a Calgary paper, Pelkey's wife asserted that he took this fight only because he was bankrupted by legal fees stemming from the hearings into the death of McCarty.
1913-11-17
Sam Langford82 7 21
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Dick Fleming
Smith relied almost totally on a stiff left jab, but Langford seemed unfazed by it and bided his time, working to the body. Late in the fight he began a serious assault and had Smith bleeding freely. When referee Fleming raised Smith's arm in victory, many ringsiders were surprised. (This "mixed bout" had previously been banned by the state of New York.)
1913-10-31
183Charley Miller21917 9 9
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1913-10-21
185Tony Ross21 8 6
Arena (Atlas A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO10/12
 W  
KO
10/12
  
time: 1:30   referee: Jack Sheehan
Gunboat had Ross down three times in the 8th round but couldn't finish him. Smith dropped Ross twice in the tenth, once from a blow to the back of the head, the last time for keeps; the latter had to be carried to his corner.
1913-10-09
183½Carl Morris237¼20 2 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W DQ5/10
 W  
DQ
5/10
  
Morris was disqualified for low blows. New York Times
1913-08-08
183½Fireman Jim Flynn188¾45 14 14
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
1913-06-27
180¾George Rodel183½18 6 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
1913-05-20
180Jess Willard23013 2 0
Eighth Street Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Benny Selig
1913-04-11
184George Rodel18617 6 1
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Sammy Kelly
New York Times. Rodel drew first blood and outpointed Smith in the first three rounds, but went to the canvas eight times, nearly succumbing in the tenth round. This was a promotion of the 44th Street A.C.
1913-04-02
183Fred McKay2124 3 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1913-03-14
182½Bombardier Billy Wells19211 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1913-01-22
Al McCluskey3 1 0
West Oakland Club, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Frank Schuler
Police Chief ordered the referee to stop the uneven battle.
1912-12-27
186Frank Moran20618 5 2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jim Griffin
Smith floored Moran at the bell ending the second round. The crowd was so disgusted with this bout that half walked out after the 15th round.
1912-12-11
Harry Wuest5 2 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
Referee stopped the bout to save Wuest from a knockout. Smith had been warned repeatedly about hitting on the break, and many at ringside thought the ref had disqualified Smith.
1912-11-21
Jack Twin Sullivan43 16 32
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Buffalo Courier
1912-10-21
180Jim Stewart20518 4 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
Sheriff Julius Harburger, instructed referee Billy Joh to stop the bout as it had reached a stage of brutality. New York Times
1912-09-30
179Jim Savage188¼12 6 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Billy Joh
The bout was "slow and uninteresting, and the finish as mysterious as it was unexpected...The pair had just broken from a clinch in the centre of the ring when Savage went to the floor. He laid on his back with both arms outstretched and did not move a muscle" while counted out. He had been hit by a "long swinging right ... but it did not seem hard enough to knock him out". (New York Times).
1912-09-20
Al Kubiak19 10 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Smith.
1912-09-09
181Tom McMahon1879 4 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1912-08-27
George Godfreydebut
Atlas A.C., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1912-08-14
178Porky Dan Flynn18525 6 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Flynn from NY Sun and other New York City newspapers (searched by Jack Kincaid). Newspaper decision for Smith from NY Times.
Flynn was down in the 6th round.
1912-07-31
181Andy Morris19115 9 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1912-06-29
179Hugh McGann1837 6 4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1912-06-19
180Sailor White2009 9 0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Smith from NY Times and NY Sun ("got every round").
White was down twice in the 9th round. The Gunner was outweighed by 20 pounds.
1912-06-11
Jack McFarland1 0 0
Atlas A.C., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1912-05-18
Jack Smith0 3 0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Jack Cantwell
Smith substituted for George Weigner, who was unable to appear. New York Times According to both the Andrews and Police Gazette record books, Gunboat Smith's opponent was Jack Smith, not "George" Smith, as listed here previously.
1912-05-09
176½Jim Stewart210½17 4 1
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley
Referee Patsy Haley raised Stewart's left arm in victory, violating the no-decision rule by the commission. New York Times This was a promotion of the National S.C.
1912-04-27
Bill Watkins1 2 0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Watkins came out of his corner for the fourth round smiling, Smith let loose a right swing that landed on the jaw and almost drove him through the ropes. He got up and told the referee he could not continue as his jaw was broken. New York Times
1912-03-29
George Appeldebut
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1912-03-23
Battling Brooks0 6 0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1912-02-16
Charlie Horn13 2 0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Eddie Hanlon
1912-01-05
190Jack Geyer21514 4 1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bert McCullough
Half the spectators left in disgust in the seventh round.
1911-12-29
Charlie Horn13 1 0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Jack Welsh
At the end the seventh round, Horn's corner threw up the sponge--at Referee's Welsh's advice.
1911-11-03
Charley Miller13 6 2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1911-09-08
Charley Miller12 5 2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
referee: Doc Koenigstein
Miller was floored three times before the bout was stopped. This was Doctor Koenigstein's debut as a referee, and was presented with a floral offering by the fans.
1911-08-15
Jack Geyer12 2 0
Taft, California, USA
LKO9/20
 L 
KO
9/20
  
1911-07-20
Lou Rushing3 1 1
Gateway City AC, Stockton, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1911-07-04
Joe Willis8 5 5
Buffalo Park, Sacramento, California, USA
W KO10/20
 W  
KO
10/20
  
1911-06-16
Mexican Pete Everett28 15 1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1911-06-02
Charley Miller9 5 2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1911-05-03
Jim Barry19 9 3
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1911-04-21
Terry Mustain6 9 4
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1911-04-05
Joe Lanum2 2 1
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1911-03-15
Walter Monahan1 1 0
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
referee: Eddie Smith
Monahan had a 15lb weight advantage over Smith.
1911-02-22
Frank Jeffries0 5 3
Coalinga, California, USA
W TKO2/20
 W  
TKO
2/20
  
1910-12-17
Kid Kenneth1 0 0
Maricopa, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1910-11-19
Vic Hansen12 0 1
Coalinga, California, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eddie Smith
1910-10-22
George Brown7 3 2
Coalinga, California, USA
W KO4/20
 W  
KO
4/20
  
1910-05-24
Jack Geyer3 1 0
Wheelmen Club, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1910-04-24
Joe Willis6 5 2
Vallejo, California, USA
LKO11/15
 L 
KO
11/15
  
1910-03-09
Jim Barry13 7 2
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
LKO9/10
 L 
KO
9/10
  
referee: Eddie Smith
1910-02-19
Jack Fitzgerald9 4 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Smith. Fitzgerald was floored three times.
1909-12-29
Salinas Jack Burns3 1 0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1909-12-14
Walter Schulken2 1 0
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1909-11-10
Young Peter Jackson73 19 22
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1909-10-19
Lew Taylor2 1 1
West Oakland Club, Oakland, California, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
referee: George Brown
1909-09-29
Joe Collinsdebut
West Oakland Club, Oakland, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
This was Smith's first professional fight, the earlier ones having been service fights and an exhibition.
1909-07-16
Denver Ed Martin19 7 1
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
LNWS4/4
 L 
NWS
4/4
  
Seattle Daily Times. This was a preliminary to a wrestling show. Smith, from the nearby navy yard, was "hailed as champion of the navy." Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Smith earned $20.00 and was absent without leave for this bout. He was gone a week before the Navy caught up to him, he was later quoted as saying. He served 10 days in the brig and lost three months' wages. March 28, 1913 Tacoma Daily News. (The July 16, 1909 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported he had over-stayed his leave by only ten minutes before he was arrested.)
1909-07-10
Soldier Kearnsdebut
Exposition Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO0/0
 W  
KO
0/0
  
United States Navy/Army Heavyweight Title
(Unconfirmed: this may be the Cavin vs. Smith bout.)
Gunboat Smith's "first regular scrap," per his interview in the March 28, 1913 Tacoma Daily News, who named his opponent merely as "Soldier Kearns." Smith reportedly was a sailor stationed aboard the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. KO round unknown. This bout was held during the Yukon Exposition in Seattle. Exact date unknown, but Smith is quoted as saying it occurred a week before his bout with Denver Ed Martin. (Not found so far in any of the Seattle papers of the time, although the July 10 Post-Intelligencer did announce that USN athletes would be taking on the Marines at Exposition Stadium that night, but it did not report the results.) According to Gary Phillips, "Soldier Kearns" was not the same man as the well known heavyweight of that name. Kearns himself denied ever having been to Seattle or having fought Smith.
1909-06-04
Jack Cavindebut
John Cort's Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
This bout was held during the Yukon Exposition in Seattle, and was part of the Navy vs. Army program. Cavin is in the Army's 3rd Infantry. On June 6, Smith challenged all comers in the local paper. Seattle Post-Intelligencer According to ring historian Gary Phillips of Yuba City, California, Smith's opponent was actually Chuck Carleton, later a professional in the eastern states.
1909-06-03
Sailor Matt Turnerdebut
U.S.S. California, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
Fred Toots is Smith's manager. Seattle Daily Times
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