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Owen Phelps

W L D
55 19 7
14 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 83 rating
rounds 707 ranking
KOs 16%
 
global ID 11357
birth nameGuy Owen Phelps
aliasRoughhouse Nelson, Cowboy Phelps
born 1905-01-28
death date1991-07-12 / age 86
debut1925-04-10 / age 20
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 9½″   /   177cm
residence
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
birth place
Mesa, Arizona, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
86 24 2 1 0

Career Record

86 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
L
Loss
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Draw
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No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
163¾Frank Goosby
43
3
4
157¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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169Roscoe Manning
22
8
3
167
 W  
PTS10/10
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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163Joe Knight
53
10
6
168
 L 
PTS10/10
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Southern Light Heavyweight Title
referee: Charles Short
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Billy Strickler
17
15
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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164½Martin Levandowski
22
3
2
173
 W  
PTS10/10
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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160Vince Dundee
94
10
13
159
 L 
PTS10/10
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Buddy McArthur
24
9
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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Freddie Heinz
14
7
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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162½Freddie Heinz
14
6
1
161½
 W  
PTS10/10
Culver Park, Ludington, Michigan, USA
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Pret Ferrar
9
3
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Culver Park, Ludington, Michigan, USA
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Bob Godwin
62
4
7
 N 
NC6/8
Oasis, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
From tne Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
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Billy Strickler
15
14
3
 W  
PTS8/8
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Eric Lawson
28
15
3
 W  
KO4/8
Oasis, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding). The date of this fight is shown incorrectly in the 1933 Andrews RB, page 245.
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Bob Godwin
61
4
6
 L 
PTS8/8
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Southern Light Heavyweight Title
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Sammy Weiss
22
11
6
 W  
PTS10/10
Oasis, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Incorrectly shown as occurring in March 1932 in Phelps's record in the 1933 Andrews record book. From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
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159Tommy Freeman
92
12
13
154
 L 
PTS10/10
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USA
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163Clyde Chastain
19
9
5
171
 W  
PTS10/10
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USA
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Bob Godwin
55
4
4
 L 
PTS10/10
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Billy Jones
39
10
2
 L 
PTS8/8
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Light Heavyweight Elimination Tournament
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163½California Charlie Burnsdebut
167½
 W  
TKO14/15
Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Not Young Johnny Burns as this boxer was sparring in Winnipeg while Johnny was in Chicago losing to Battaglia
referee: Billy Burke
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Fred Lenhart
51
10
9
 W  
TKO12/15
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Johnny Agrella
5
0
2
 W  
NWS6/6
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Minneapolis Tribune
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176Maxie Rosenbloom
107
20
11
176
 L 
NWS10/10
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Newspaper decision from the Des Moines Register
Phelps suffered a bad cut in the ninth round, the only damage done in the fight.
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Chuck Burns
31
35
9
 W  
PTS10/10
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Harry Dillon
36
29
4
 W  
TKO4/0
Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA
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167Larry Johnson
22
7
1
180
 W  
PTS10/10
Denemark Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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163Charlie Belanger
59
21
9
179
 D 
PTS12/12
Washington Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Tiger Roy Williams
28
6
4
 W  
NWS8/8
Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA
Newspaper decision from the Oelwein Daily Register (U.P. wire)
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Young Johnny Burns
57
16
13
 D 
PTS8/8
Denemark Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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164Buck Easterling
7
11
2
168
 W  
KO4/10
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Lawrence, Indiana, USA
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Tony Cancela
25
4
3
 W  
PTS8/8
Denemark Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Joe Goeders
24
5
0
 W  
KO3/10
Exposition Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA
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Tiger Roy Williams
27
5
4
 N 
ND10/0
Davenport, Iowa, USA
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Ted Ross
13
11
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Davenport, Iowa, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Davenport, Iowa, USA
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Sailor Enright
0
1
0
 W  
KO1/0
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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George Courtney
66
14
1
 L 
PTS10/10
Market Square Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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176Tony Marullo
43
35
3
178
 W  
PTS10/10
Market Square Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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George Trenkle
15
12
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Market Square Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Trenkle weighted in 13 pounds heavier than Phelps. (The Daily Oklahoman)
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Babe McCorgary
26
35
3
 W  
UD10/10
Market Square Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Unanimous decision win 9-0-1 for Phelps. (Daily Oklahoman)
referee: Buck McClain
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173Battling Bozo
6
4
2
185
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Red Dolan
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Jimmy Byrne
44
11
8
 D 
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Found in the Phoenix Arizona Republic by Laurence Fielding.
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177George Manley
60
8
8
171
 L 
PTS10/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Angus Snyder
30
4
0
 D 
PTS10/10
El Paso, Texas, USA
 D 
PTS
10/10

El Paso, Texas, USA
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Bill Thaler
11
14
10
 W  
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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174½Tony Stabenau
22
21
3
195
 W  
PTS10/10
USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

USA
Exact date unknown, Phelps dropped Stabeneau for a nine count in the fifth round. (Source: The Ring, April 1930, p. 70.)
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Bert Colima
124
27
18
 L 
DQ5/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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 W  
PTS0/0
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Clyde Colvin
10
13
5
 W  
PTS8/8
Arcadia Hall, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Ken Martindaledebut
 W  
PTS6/6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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168¾KO White
11
7
4
166½
 D 
PTS8/8
Hippodrome, Chicago, Illinois, USA
This was a slow fight. From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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Eddie Palmer
44
20
5
 W  
PTS6/6
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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KO White
11
5
4
 W  
PTS5/5
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Hale 'KO' Brown
18
7
3
 L 
DQ10/0
El Paso, Texas, USA
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Bill Thaler
8
3
6
 W  
UD8/8
Whipple Open Air Arena, Prescott, Arizona, USA
USA Arizona State light heavyweight title
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Leo Mitchell
24
5
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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173Jack Elkhart
9
6
2
154
 W  
TKO9/0
El Paso, Texas, USA
Elkhart sustained a cut over his eye.
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Joe Lohman
15
41
6
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Walter Hoffman
6
1
3
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Joe Lohman
15
37
5
 W  
PTS0/0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Exact result unknown (win for Phelps)
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Tod Adams
17
8
9
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
According to the Fresno Bee this was Phelps third win in four bouts with Adams.
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Racehorse Roberts
63
25
31
 W  
TKO8/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Roberts requested that the bout be stopped, because he could not see out of either eye. Fresno Bee
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Charlie Belanger
15
5
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
Phelps fought as Roughhouse Nelson
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Sailor Larry
28
21
10
 W  
PTS10/10
Pasadena, California, USA
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Jack Lee
6
17
3
 D 
PTS10/10
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
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Leo Mitchell
18
3
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Wilmington, California, USA
Owen Phelps fought as "Rough House Nelson." Source for this bout: The Los Angeles Times.
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Chuck Wiggins
43
21
10
 L 
PTS8/8
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Hale 'KO' Brown
8
5
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Mesa, Arizona, USA
 D 
PTS
10/10

Mesa, Arizona, USA
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Harry Lee
16
12
12
 W  
KO2/0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Eddie McGovern
60
25
31
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Jack Roper
21
8
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Arcadia Hall, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Tod Adams
14
8
9
 L 
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Red Williams
14
11
14
 W  
KO8/8
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Bert Colima
89
17
14
 L 
TKO2/10
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
Phelps down three time in the 1st
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Vicente Aguilar
20
18
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Aguilar was scheduled to fight Eugenio Busquet in Mexico City, 16 October 1926, but the result is not available.
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Billy Atkinson
8
3
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
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Al Allegrini
3
4
3
 W  
TKO8/0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Mickey Rockson
27
22
21
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
Phelps fought as Rough-House Nelson
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Frank Monahan
11
5
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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163Harry Greb
104
6
3
169
 L 
PTS10/10
Capital City Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
This fight was erroneously listed as occurring in Prescott, Arizona, in older editions of The Ring Record Book, but the Arizona Republic (in its end-of-the-year list of Phoenix results) lists it as occurring in Phoenix.
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Tiger Johnny Cline
59
23
20
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Hank Gatton
18
22
14
 W  
KO8/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Phelps fought as Roughhouse Nelson
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Young Terry
22
16
15
 W  
PTS8/8
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Phelps fought as "Roughhouse Nelson"
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Battling Levettedebut
 W  
PTS8/8
Mesa, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
8/8

Mesa, Arizona, USA
Phelps, fighting as Roughhouse Nelson, reportedly scored his 22nd straight win.
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Tiger Johnny Cline
55
20
19
 W  
PTS10/10
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Phil Sheridan
13
5
3
 W  
TKO4/0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Phelps fought as Roughhouse Nelson
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Johnny Stopper
12
7
8
 W  
PTS8/8
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Phelps fought as "Roughhouse Nelson"
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unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending