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Freddie Mills

W L D
77 18 6
55 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 101
rounds 710
KOs 54%
 
global ID 17916
aliasFearless Freddie
born 1919-06-26
death date1965-07-25 / age 46
debut1936-02-26 / age 16
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach
72″   /   183cm
residence
Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
birth place
Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1950-01-24
173Joey Maxim174¼67 16 4
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LKO10/15
 L 
KO
10/15
  
referee: Andrew Smyth
World Light Heavyweight Title
1949-06-02
175½Bruce Woodcock195½34 3 0
White City Stadium, White City, London, United Kingdom
LKO14/15
 L 
KO
14/15
  
referee: Sam Russell
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
EBU (European) heavyweight title
Boxing News 8-6-1949 p16
1948-11-06
174Johnny Ralph19016 0 1
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
referee: Willie Corner
Ralph down five times in the sixth round.
1948-07-26
170½Gus Lesnevich174¾59 11 5
White City Stadium, White City, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Teddy Waltham
World Light Heavyweight Title
"Blood streamed from cuts over both of Lesnevich's eyes from the 1st round and he was twice down for counts of nine, one of which he took resting on one knee." (Sydney Morning Herald, AAP)
Referee Waltham gave verdict to Mills at the end of the bout.
1948-04-20
177¾Ken Shaw18919 7 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W TKO1/12
 W  
TKO
1/12
  
referee: Ben Green
Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1948-02-17
173Paco Bueno17523 1 0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W KO2/15
 W  
KO
2/15
  
EBU (European) light heavyweight title
Bueno 250 grams over the limit and struggled to cut the weight
1947-11-28
176Stephane Olek196¼18 4 1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-09-08
172¼Pol Goffaux172¼15 7 2
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
vacant EBU (European) light heavyweight title
1947-06-03
176¼Lloyd Marshall166¼59 15 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:58
Mills was down four times before the knockout.
1947-04-29
177Nick Wolmarans18413 4 1
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
referee: Cyril Baynes
1947-02-17
179¼Enrico Bertola176¾18 2 1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1947-01-20
170Willie Quentemeijer180½17 3 0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1946-11-05
184Joe Baksi211½50 6 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LRTD6/10
 L 
RTD
6/10
  
1946-08-13
179¾John Nilsson175¾7 1 1
Withdean Stadium, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
Nilsson down twice prior to KO
1946-06-04
181Bruce Woodcock19125 2 0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
Mills down in r4 Gate 45000 Pounds.
1946-05-14
173¾Gus Lesnevich17553 10 5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LTKO10/15
 L 
TKO
10/15
  
World Light Heavyweight Title
Lesnevich floored Mills twice in the second round and twice again the 10th, before the referee stopped the fight. In between these two rough rounds, Freddie did extremely well. "This (was) one of the greatest fights in the history of British boxing." (Johnny Sharpe, in The Ring, August 1946, page 21).
1945-02-10
176Ken Shaw207½7 2 2
Queensberry Club, Soho, London, United Kingdom
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1944-09-15
173½Jack London216¾82 33 5
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Titles vacated by Len Harvey's retirement
1944-05-25
174Al Delaney193½64 27 7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
Delaney's weight announced post combat in the Montreal Gazette.
1944-02-16
174½Bert Gilroy17562 15 8
Queensberry Club, Soho, London, United Kingdom
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: C B Thomas
1943-05-22
184Al Robinson21731 10 2
Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1942-10-23
Al Robinson29 8 2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W RTD6/10
 W  
RTD
6/10
  
1942-06-20
171¼Len Harvey173½117 13 10
White Hart Lane (Tottenham FC), Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
W KO2/15
 W  
KO
2/15
  
time: 0:58   referee: Eugene Henderson
Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Harvey knocked through the ropes and counted out while outside of the ring.
1942-02-23
173¾Jock McAvoy170½129 13 1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W RTD1/12
 W  
RTD
1/12
  
referee: Ted Broadribb
Final eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title. McAvoy forced to retire at the end of the 1st round due to an injured back. Source: UP
1942-01-26
179Tom Reddington17933 7 2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Eugene Henderson
1941-12-08
180Jack London21677 32 5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
London 36lbs heavier.
1941-11-28
Tom Reddington32 7 2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Ben Hardwicke
1941-11-03
183½Jim Wilde21727 16 3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1941-09-29
180Tommy Martin18654 13 2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
1941-09-01
Jack Hyams99 45 14
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
LDQ3/8
 L 
DQ
3/8
  
1941-08-04
Tom Reddington32 6 1
Filbert Street Football Ground, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1941-06-30
Jack Powell18 25 5
Greyhound Stadium, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1941-06-08
Jack Hyams96 44 14
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1941-05-31
Trevor Burt4 9 1
Gess Pavillion, Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1941-05-26
Arthur (Ginger) Sadd134 21 13
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1940-12-26
Ernie Simmons15 23 4
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
Fight did not take place on Sept 13 as previously displayed. Source: Newcastle Daily Journal
1940-08-08
177Jock McAvoy126 11 1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Joe Tolley
1940-05-22
Ben Valentine42 11 2
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Badly cut eye
1940-04-18
169¼Stafford Barton155¼32 12 3
Sports Centre, Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1940-04-10
Arthur (Ginger) Sadd130 20 13
Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Percy Moss
1940-03-17
Jim Berry63 24 13
Arena, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-12-27
Elfryn Morris67 22 15
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
Boxing December 27, 1939 P 20
1939-11-27
Eddie Maguire45 37 10
Sportsdrome, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-10-28
Dave McCleave42 13 3
Sportsdrome, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
1939-10-23
Eddie Maguire44 37 10
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-07-21
Battling Charlie Parkin96 65 11
Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1939-06-14
Arthur (Ginger) Sadd128 16 12
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1939-05-03
Dave McCleave40 11 3
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1939-04-26
Battling Charlie Parkin92 64 11
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-04-12
Elfryn Morris66 21 15
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Boxing April 19, 1939 P 16 & 17
1939-03-13
Nat Franks73 31 7
Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1939-03-01
Eddie Maguire41 33 10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Swift
1939-02-20
Ernie Butcher Gascoigne27 22 6
Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Jim Kenrick
1939-02-01
Johnny Blake14 4 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
1939-01-18
Paul Schaeffer35 32 5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-01-04
Yorkey Bentley15 13 8
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO7/12
 W  
TKO
7/12
  
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 01/11/1939
1938-12-14
Dave McCleave37 10 3
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1938-12-07
Ernie Butcher Gascoigne26 21 6
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1938-11-23
Yorkey Bentley14 12 8
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO6/12
 W  
KO
6/12
  
1938-11-14
158Tom Curran16011 22 2
Aquarium, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-11-09
Seaman Tommy Long0 3 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO3/12
 W  
KO
3/12
  
1938-10-27
Fred Clements20 14 5
Connaught Drill Hall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
Bout did not take place on Oct 7 as previously displayed. Referee stopped the fight. Boxing 11/02/1938
1938-08-01
161Moe Moss15892 46 29
Dean Court Football Ground, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
Boxing August 3, 1938 P 8
1938-04-27
Battling Charlie Parkin81 54 10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1938-04-13
Battling Charlie Parkin80 53 10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
1938-03-30
Jack Lewis33 16 6
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1938-03-16
Tommy Taylor15 18 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1938-03-02
Harry Vine1 4 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO9/12
 W  
TKO
9/12
  
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 03/09/1938
1938-02-16
Ted Barter8 18 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 02/23/1938
1938-02-02
Billy James11 2 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
1938-01-19
Jim Greaves16 1 7
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1938-01-05
Ginger Dawkins40 33 20
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
1937-12-17
Ginger Dawkins40 33 19
Adelphi Gardens Pavilion, Paignton, Devon, United Kingdom
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1937-12-15
Jack Lewis31 14 5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe Symonds
1937-12-01
Fred Clements19 11 5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
1937-11-17
Jim Greaves13 1 6
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1937-11-03
Billy Fuller5 8 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO7/12
 W  
KO
7/12
  
Bout was a 7th round KO instead of a points win. Boxing 11/10/1937
1937-10-20
George Davis34 10 3
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1937-10-08
Harold (Kid) Anthony3 1 3
Adelphi Gardens Pavilion, Paignton, Devon, United Kingdom
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
1937-08-14
160George Davis15631 10 3
Poole Sports Arena, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
LKO10/10
 L 
KO
10/10
  
1937-05-05
Albert Johnson22 22 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1937-04-28
Harry Lister32 40 5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1937-04-14
Jack Alder9 10 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1937-03-17
Jack McKnight19 25 7
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1937-03-03
Ernie (Red) Pullen17 40 11
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1937-02-17
Jack McKnight19 24 7
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1937-02-03
Harry Frolick0 12 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1937-01-20
Terry Warrendebut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1937-01-06
157Billy Brown1562 5 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Billy Swift
1936-12-09
154Georges Bradby158debut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1936-11-25
156Fred Linnington157debut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
Bout did not take place on May 8th and was not a 5th round KO. BOXING 12/02/1936
1936-11-11
Slogger Wilsondebut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
1936-10-28
Stan Nelson0 1 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1936-10-14
Jack Scott0 1 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Mills had knocked out Scott earlier on this card, leaving the crowd dissatisfied. So, after a couple of other fights were concluded, they met again, with the same result.
1936-10-14
Jack Scott0 1 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1936-05-21
George Hesketh2 0 0
Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Bout did not take place on Nov 23 as previously listed. Source: Vic Hardwicke
1936-04-20
Stan Nelson0 1 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1936-04-06
Eddie Gill8 6 2
Pannier Market, Barnstaple, Devon, United Kingdom
LKO3/8
 L 
KO
3/8
  
North Devon Journal - Wednesday 08 April 1936
1936-03-25
Reg Davisdebut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
154lb Novice Competition Finals
1936-03-11
Young Barfootdebut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1936-02-26
Jim Rileydebut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
W KO1/3
 W  
KO
1/3
  
Source: Vic Hardwicke
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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