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Joe Welling

W L D
26 18 5
15 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 49
rounds 450
KOs 13%
 
global ID 11931
aliasJoe Wilfling
born 1891-01-09
death date1934-08-25 / age 43
debut1912-10-02 / age 21
divisionlightweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
residence
Chicago, Illinois, USA
birth place
Chicago, Illinois, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
114 599 30 27 8

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1924-08-06
Mel Coogan57 10 17
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1924-07-20
Mel Coogan56 10 17
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1924-06-06
Chubby Brown25 14 4
Rochester, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1923-11-21
Joe Dundee32 8 5
Gayety Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1923-09-28
138Hughie Dwyer13826 7 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Magnolia
1923-01-26
Charlie O'Connell14 2 0
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
LDQ6/10
 L 
DQ
6/10
  
1923-01-15
138½Bert Spencer138½19 14 4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-12-08
139Basil Galiano136¼29 5 2
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1922-11-24
Andy Thomas15 4 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-10-16
Jimmy Hanlon50 29 16
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USA
LDQ6/12
 L 
DQ
6/12
  
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 1922 Paper: Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) Page: 8 The last Denver bout conducted under the terms of a recent state supreme court decision. Tacoma News Tribune
1922-09-28
Battling Budd28 9 18
Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Kaliska
1922-07-24
Bobby Barrett13 3 0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Barrett won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1922-06-13
Billy Angelo7 2 0
York, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO6/0
 L 
KO
6/0
  
1922-06-09
Sid Barbarian9 1 1
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Barbarian won eight rounds. (Coshocton Tribune) According to the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman), Barbarian won six rounds, Welling three, and one was even.
1922-05-29
Mel Coogan50 5 11
Circus Tent, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1922-02-22
Bobby Harper22 1 14
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1922-02-07
Eddie Pinkman23 11 16
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1921-10-03
138Mel Coogan13849 5 10
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger was a draw. It was a slow fight. The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the decision to Welling and the Philadelphia Record thought that Coogan won.
1921-08-04
Sailor Friedman10 2 2
Sager's Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Davy Miller
Friedman won the newspaper decision. (Star Journal)
1921-05-02
Johnny Clinton21 6 4
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1921-04-19
135½Pete Hartley135¼36 11 15
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Louis White
White warned Welling several times for holding. New York Times
1921-02-24
Benny Leonard65 4 0
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Welling was "soft picking for Leonard." (Appleton Post Crescent)
1921-02-08
Sailor Friedman10 2 1
Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1920-11-26
135Benny Leonard13462 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO14/15
 L 
TKO
14/15
  
referee: Johnny Haukop
World Lightweight Title
1920-10-26
Lew Tendler21 1 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal.
1920-10-11
132½Richie Mitchell132½11 1 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Three Philadelphia newspapers (the Record, Inquirer, Public Ledger) all said that Mitchell won.
1920-09-17
136½Johnny Dundee131½46 4 14
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1920-06-23
136¾George KO Chaney132½70 10 3
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Chaney was "badly beaten in eight rounds." (Trenton Evening Times) The Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) also gave Welling as the winner, as did the Inquirer and the Record.
1920-05-24
134½Rocky Kansas13330 4 4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Joe Suttner
Kansas won the newspaper decision. (Coshocton Tribune). Welling down in first and last rounds- Niagara Falls Gazette
1920-05-19
134George KO Chaney13370 10 3
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala)and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) both favored Welling.
1920-04-23
Johnny Dundee44 4 12
Neil Park, Columbus, Ohio, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper draw. (Sandusky Register)
Evening State Journal had Dundee winning, Sandusky Star Journal reported a win for Welling
1920-03-27
Pete Hartley28 8 12
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, and also the Inquirer and the Public Ledger, all of which had Welling as the winner.
1920-03-13
Jack Russo10 7 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ2/6
 W  
DQ
2/6
  
From the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Record, and the Public Ledger.
1920-02-16
Pinky Mitchell3 0 2
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Mitchell won the newspaper decision. (Lima News) The Minneapolis Journal also had Mitchell winning.
1919-12-25
Joe Benjamin20 10 18
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Newark Advocate)
This bout occurred at a Philly venue other than the one featuring heavyweight Bill Brennan this same evening. Tacoma News Tribune. Actually both fights occurred at the Olympia A.C. (on the same program) according to three Philadelphia newspapers (Record, Inquirer, Public Ledger, and each repored Welling as the winner.
1919-11-04
Joe Benjamin18 10 18
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Benjamin "took every round." (Bridgeport Standard Telegram)
1919-10-01
Richie Mitchell8 1 1
Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Bauman
Cincinnati Enquirer.
1919-08-11
Johnny Dundee40 4 11
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record and the Inquirer voted for Dundee as winner, an the (Public Ledger called it a draw.
1919-07-14
Lew Tendler12 0 0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from three Philadelphia newspapers in favor of Tendler: Record, Inquirer, Public Ledger.
1919-05-19
Jack Britton56 10 10
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
World Welterweight Title
Britton won the newspaper decision. (Lima News)(Syracuse Herald)
1919-03-29
Paul Doyle11 3 0
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1919-03-24
Johnny 'Red' Allen4 0 1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1919-02-26
Lew Tendler11 0 0
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Tendler won the newspaper decision. (Trenton Evening Times)
1919-02-12
Phil Bloom9 6 2
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
Thursday, February 13, 1919 Paper: Pawtucket Times
1919-02-03
Johnny Harvey14 7 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
1919-01-13
Phil Bloom8 5 2
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
Tuesday, January 14, 1919 Paper: Pawtucket Times
1918-12-20
Chick Brown11 5 4
National A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
1918-12-03
134Johnny Dundee13338 3 11
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1918-11-18
Tommy Touhey12 3 1
Newark, New Jersey, USA
LNWS4/4
 L 
NWS
4/4
  
Source Paterson News
1918-11-16
Johnny Dundee38 3 11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Popular verdict-a draw (New York Times).
1918-09-09
Eddie Wallace14 7 0
Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from Jersey Journal (Herb Goldman).
1918-07-03
Phil Bloom8 5 2
Spring A.C., West Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
From the Jersey Journal (Herb Goldman).
1918-07-02
Phil Bloom8 5 2
West Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-06-20
Frankie Myerdebut
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1918-05-24
Richie Mitchell6 1 1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1918-03-04
140Johnny Griffiths15216 2 4
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA
LNWS15/15
 L 
NWS
15/15
  
referee: Eddie Davis
"Griffiths took eight rounds against Welling's four. Welling broke his hand in the fourth in a smashing blow to Griffith's body." (Lima Daily News)
1918-02-26
137½Eddie Dorsey1418 3 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
referee: Dick Nugent
1918-01-15
Shamus O'Brien5 5 0
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (World Almanac, Boston Globe)
1917-10-13
Shamus O'Brien5 5 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune has Welling winning this fight).
1917-10-09
Westside Jimmy Duffy11 6 0
Pioneer S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1917-08-31
135Tommy Touhey133½11 1 1
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1917-07-20
132Johnny Dundee130½29 3 6
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Trenton Evening Times) (New York Times)
1917-06-07
135Johnny Dundee13328 3 6
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Dundee won the "newspaper decision." (New York Times; New York Telegraph (Bat Masterson))
1917-04-04
Willie Beecher18 7 3
Hunts Point Palace, Bronx, New York, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). The consensus favored Beecher.
1917-03-17
Willie Beecher18 7 3
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-02-19
Milburn Saylor34 20 8
Palace S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Lima Daily News)
1917-02-17
137Pete Hartley13711 3 4
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
1917-02-05
Johnny Clinton6 0 0
Palace A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern) The Philadelphia Record had the same result.
1917-01-26
Leo Johnson47 3 5
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling "outfought and outboxed" Leo Johnson. (Washington Post)
1917-01-13
Phil Bloom6 3 0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-01-08
Battling Kopin7 2 0
Jamestown A.C., Jamestown, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Warren Evening Mirror)
1916-12-18
Richie Mitchell5 0 1
Auditorium A.C., Racine, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
"Aided by a lightning left, the Milwaukee scrapper all but knocked out Welling." (Sandusky Star Journal)
1916-12-08
Phil Bloom6 2 0
Marlin A.C., New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Welling "was given a referee's decision." (Lima Times Democrat)
1916-12-04
Frank Whitney21 12 8
Rhodes Opera House, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1916-11-21
Ever Hammer18 5 4
Racine, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Joe Stout
Newspaper decision from the Racine Journal-News
This was a fiercely contested bout. Hammer was down twice in round 8
1916-10-21
137¾Eddie Billings145debut
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1916-09-25
Johnny Griffiths15 2 4
Akron, Ohio, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Griffiths won the newspaper decision. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1916-09-18
Sam Robideau12 2 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The newspaper decisions from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Welling.
1916-09-05
134½Jack Britton14744 9 9
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
World Welterweight Title
Britton won Source Rno Evening Gazette
1916-08-30
134½Johnny Dundee13222 2 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Dundee won the newspaper decision. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1916-08-24
Bobby Moore6 8 0
New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling "had little trouble outpointing Bobby Moore." (Fort Wayne News)
1916-08-14
134Battling Gates140½6 3 1
Airdome A.C., Rochester, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Source Syracuse Herald--Allentown Democract for Welling.
1916-07-22
Harry Pierce13 2 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1916-07-18
Walter Butler19 4 9
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1916-07-03
138Battling Kopin1465 1 0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
referee: Dick Nugent
1916-06-12
Phil Bloom6 2 0
Rochester, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Rochester Herald.
1916-06-06
Jimmy Reagan20 15 12
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1916-03-02
Ever Hammer16 2 4
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-02-03
Young White5 1 0
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
referee: George Duffy
White quit, claiming he had been hit low
1915-12-17
Young Abe Brown16 5 0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Lima Daily News)
1915-11-09
Joe Sherman6 3 5
Gary, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Nevada State Journal)
1915-08-06
Ad Wolgast53 5 11
Orpheum Theater, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Si Bennett
Duluth News-Tribune. Welling floored in 5th.
1915-07-05
Joe Azevedo21 11 9
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1915-05-14
Johnny Marto11 1 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1915-04-29
Milburn Saylor27 14 7
1st Regiment Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Rooks
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1915-03-18
132Jack Doig13815 0 10
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press. The Chicago Tribune has Welling winning the fight.
1915-02-15
Bobby Scanlon2 1 0
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO7/0
 W  
TKO
7/0
  
1915-01-21
Battling Terry28 10 5
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
1914-11-24
Frankie Jones11 3 4
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Eddie Burns
1914-07-18
Sapper Jack O'Neill4 1 2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1914-06-20
Sapper Jack O'Neill4 0 1
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1914-05-23
Hughie Mehegan53 18 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1914-03-31
Babe Picato13 2 8
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Note- Welling's opponent was listed as Dave "Babe" Picato.
1914-03-10
Charlie 'Kid' Dalton16 11 9
Vernon, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
This appears to have been an official decision per the LA Times.
1914-02-27
Charlie Lawson1 2 0
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
1914-02-20
Charlie Lawson1 1 0
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
1914-01-26
Rabbit Hedlin1 1 0
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1914-01-01
Jim Farrelldebut
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-05-26
Eddie Gordon4 0 0
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-01-21
Paul Sikora3 2 5
Fuller Theatre, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Kalamazoo Gazette.
1913-01-13
Jack Redmond39 13 8
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LKO4/0
 L 
KO
4/0
  
1913-01-04
Pal Brown33 1 6
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LKO7/0
 L 
KO
7/0
  
1912-12-14
Eddie Ketchell2 0 0
Lansing, Michigan, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Chicago Tribune had this as a newspaper draw, but described it as a furious fight.
1912-10-02
Eddie Moha1 0 0
Barnickel's Gym, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
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No Contest
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