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Billy Fox

W L D
48 9 1
47 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 58
rounds 248
KOs 81%
 
global ID 11796
aliasBlackjack
born 1923-04-20
debut1943-10-29 / age 20
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1950-01-25
170½Joe Blackwood16354 13 7
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Eddie Atlas
1949-06-06
173Vernon Williams17310 2 2
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1949-05-16
175Earl Griffin1872 11 1
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Joe Denny
This bout was on a card which was dominated by an exhibiton bout between Sugar Ray Robinson and Al Tribuani. "You'll never find a better exhibition bout, Robinson exhibited a darting left jab that stung the former GI several times. Tribuani moved around well in his first public ring appearance in five years and shook Robinson with a long left to the jaw." Al Cartwright / Paid attendance 4,411 / Jersey Joe Wallcot attended.
1949-03-10
171Dick Wagner17026 10 5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LTKO6/11
 L 
TKO
6/11
  
time: 2:14   referee: Jackie Davis
1949-02-22
175Dick Wagner17125 10 5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
time: 0:48   referee: Don Gonzalez
1948-11-23
169¼Ted Lowry176¼60 39 9
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Luke Carr 5-4 4-6 4-6
Lowry down in seventh.
1948-10-26
174½Ted Lowry17860 39 8
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Fred Stanton 5-4   judges: Eddie Schellerman 5-5, Anse Carroll 4-6
Fox down in 5th, Lowry down in 7th.
1948-09-14
176½Agostinho Guedes18529 11 3
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
1948-08-23
169Johnny Colan17161 17 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Charley Reynolds
1948-08-02
174Mike Jacobs17612 4 3
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Bill Lieberman
1948-07-19
171Billy Grant17751 57 8
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
time: 2:54
1948-07-09
173Cliff Koerkle1836 14 0
Recreation Park, Newburgh, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1948-06-29
176Willis Applegate18710 9 2
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1948-03-05
172¼Gus Lesnevich17558 11 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO1/15
 L 
KO
1/15
  
time: 1:58   referee: Frank Fullam
World Light Heavyweight Title
Fox was knocked down twice.
1947-11-14
173¾Jake LaMotta16764 11 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Frank Fullam
LaMotta would later admit to having thrown this fight in order to get a shot at the middleweight title
1947-09-02
174Agostinho Guedes18426 8 3
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1947-08-08
171George Kochan17440 15 10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:09   referee: Frank Fullam
1947-07-22
172Billy Cooper17037 29 6
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:02
1947-06-27
171Artie Levine16447 11 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:32   referee: Ruby Goldstein
Fox was almost knocked out in the second round, but came back to knock Levine down once in the third before Referee Goldstein stopped the bout.
1947-05-28
177Tony Gillo17533 55 11
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1947-04-11
175George Kochan177½38 13 10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Fox was knocked down in the 1st, Kochan was knocked down twice in the 7th.
1947-02-28
172Gus Lesnevich174¼54 11 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO10/15
 L 
TKO
10/15
  
time: 2:19   referee: Johnny Burns
World Light Heavyweight Title
Fox was knocked down for a count of eight in the 10th. After he got up groggy, Fox took Lesnevich down in a clinch. Referee Burns then waved off the bout. New York Times
1946-12-23
174Reedy Evans17022 12 0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
According to Fox's own count, he had 36 fights before meeting Gus Lesnevich for the light-heavyweight title in their first fight. This would have been the last of the 36.
1946-12-09
176Shelton Bell17314 6 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:51   referee: Charley Daggert
1946-09-17
172Johnny Walker162½27 12 1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:58
Reported as Fox's 41st consecutive knockout in as many professional fights. Tacoma News Tribune
1946-08-26
171Joe Reddick165½40 26 3
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:51
1946-05-20
167½Ossie Harris16635 33 6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
time: 0:57
Harris and his manager Harry Pittler would later admit to having thrown this fight due to the mob "having a gun in our ribs".
1946-04-01
167Ossie Harris16535 32 6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
time: 2:15
Reported as Fox's 38th straight KO win. Harris and his manager Harry Pittler would later admit to having thrown this fight due to the mob "having a gun in our ribs".
1946-02-11
170Nate Bolden175½60 30 4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 0:49
1945-12-17
169George Kochan172½35 8 10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 0:47
1945-11-30
170½Leon Szymurski17715 5 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
1945-11-02
172½James Polk17211 25 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 1:31
1945-10-18
168Eddie Rossi16825 15 2
South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1945-10-08
174½Jimmy Davenport181½0 2 0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1944-12-08
163¾Freddie Flores16316 20 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:49
1944-10-30
165½Tony Grey16415 25 10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1944-10-23
165Harold Gary160¼7 33 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
time: 1:59
1944-10-13
167½Bill McDowell164137 79 25
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1944-10-02
167Johnny Finazzo161½23 22 7
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1944-09-11
165Bobby Clark1680 2 0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:06
1944-09-06
162½Rocky Luciano15823 27 6
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1944-07-12
Baby Kid Chocolate26 47 10
Batesville, New Jersey, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
1944-05-26
162½Speedy Duvall16623 23 0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
1944-05-12
158Verne Atkins1526 23 1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1944-05-10
158Andy Holland15831 15 2
Madrid Palestra, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1944-05-04
163Larry Kellum16130 35 10
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
1944-04-14
158Ray Scully165½8 12 3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1944-04-06
Teddy Horton8 6 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1944-03-24
162Willie Clayton1633 1 1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
This was said to be Fox's 14th consecutive knockout (Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Jack Kincaid).
1944-03-03
160¼Bill Horn159¼debut
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1944-02-18
161Patsy Mandell155debut
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1944-01-28
164½Nelson Canty161¾3 0 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1944-01-21
164½Johnny Finney164½1 2 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1944-01-07
164½Frankie Mack155½0 2 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1943-12-17
Wesley Hayesdebut
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1943-12-03
162½Tommy Ferraro158debut
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
Source: Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1943-11-25
162Billy Williams1680 4 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
This appears to have been Fox's second professional fight. Several fictitious fights have appeared in his earlier record and have been eliminated from this record. For comments and reference, see the Wiki biography.
1943-10-29
163¼Billy Williams167¼0 3 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
This is stated in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin to have been Fox's professional debut.
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