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Don 'Red' Barry

W L D
52 40 12
8 KOs 14 KOs
last 6


bouts 105
rounds 812
KOs 8%
 
global ID 21969
birth nameDonald Barry
aliasReds Barry
born 1911-05-05
debut1927-02-22 / age 15
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
residence
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
birth place
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
106 4 0 0 1

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1938-09-30
Hardrock Harden47 11 6
Durham Armory, Durham, North Carolina, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
1937-08-21
Al Gainer66 16 5
Walnut Beach Stadium, Milford, Connecticut, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
From the Bridgeport Post (Herb Goldman). The fight lasted only 48 seconds and a torrent of rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, came on just after the fight ended. Gainer landed eight "wicked left hooks" and Barry was left hanging limply on the ropes, causing referee Billy Smith to stop the fight. Commissioner Joe Lawler thought that the ending was suspicious, but the referee and the ring physician said it was genuine. 3500 fans were on hand and they got soaked to the skin. Because of the rain, only three fights were held on this program.
1937-08-11
Al McCoy56 5 4
Bangor, Maine, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
1937-07-29
198Andre Lenglet209½31 12 5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:56
1937-04-02
198John Henry Lewis18371 8 4
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Tommy Sullivan
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1937-03-08
198Unknown Winston19353 35 5
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Dave Goggin
1936-10-05
Pal Silvers68 24 8
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LUD6/6
 L 
UD
6/6
  
This fight has been shown incorrectly as occurring in Chicago, January 14, 1936. From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-06-30
201Moose Irwin1865 3 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LTKO2/6
 L 
TKO
2/6
  
referee: Benny Whitman
1936-03-16
202½Al Gainer17152 15 5
Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Al Grayber
1936-03-04
205½Nathan Mann183¼27 3 1
Star Casino, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-12-18
Lorenzo Pack8 0 0
Toledo, Ohio, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
1935-09-23
Carl Knowles36 21 7
Sumter, South Carolina, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-09-20
Hardrock Harden31 8 5
Municipal Theatre, Burlington, North Carolina, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Barry was scheduled to meet Battling Bozo in a 10-rounder on October 3 at Hartsville S.C.
1935-09-13
192Carl Knowles18235 21 7
Hartsville, South Carolina, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-08-02
197½Leroy Haynes19031 5 0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
1935-07-25
196Joe Knight16987 14 9
Savannah, Georgia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-05-20
195Hank Hankinson21230 8 1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
1935-04-11
195Phil Johnson18217 10 0
Music Hall, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
Reported in the Paterson Evening News (Herb Goldman).
1935-03-15
195Tiger Jack Fox18361 11 6
Armory, Spokane, Washington, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Walter Wall
1935-03-08
192Joe Louis20015 0 0
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1935-02-14
192Charley Massera18833 10 4
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-01-29
192Frankie Edgren18718 14 3
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-01-14
194Joe Lipps18214 13 13
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1934-11-14
196Tiger Jack Fox18658 10 6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
The California State Athletic Commission investigated Fox's poor performance. It was determined that Fox broke his right hand early in the bout.
1934-11-09
199Wally Fraser22 7 1
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
A "listless six-round battle." (Reno Evening Gazette)
1934-10-03
200John Henry Lewis17832 2 2
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1934-08-09
196¾Buck Everett18637 16 3
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1934-08-06
196½Johnny Freeman18028 32 3
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 1934 Paper: Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) Page: 10
1934-06-28
191Buddy McArthur18737 14 4
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
The date of this fight is incorrectly given in some sources as July 14.
1934-06-22
195Patsy Perroni18435 7 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-05-21
197½Tony Cancela19246 18 10
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-04-30
195Buck Everett18435 14 3
Miami, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-04-24
195Bob Tow19019 14 2
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
1934-04-18
194Les Kennedy19445 28 2
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-03-27
Freddie Fiducia12 5 2
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-03-12
193Charley Massera18224 7 4
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-03-05
195Lee Ramage18836 6 4
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Chet Lucia
1934-02-13
200Humberto Arce19610 8 0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-01-19
196Lee Ramage185¾35 6 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1933-12-29
200Abe Feldman181½19 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1933-12-19
202Salvatore Ruggirello19223 34 0
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-11-27
203Obie Walker23435 2 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-11-11
Jim Maloney49 15 2
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-11-06
189½Joe Sekyra18052 19 6
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Chet Lucia
1933-10-30
200Jim McVey17616 6 0
Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1933-10-16
Charlie Belanger76 32 16
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-10-06
Natie Brown18 16 4
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940. This was stated to be an 8-rounder, not ten as shown here previously.
1933-09-25
199Frankie Simms21231 29 3
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-08-29
Tom Kirby27 22 3
Cycle Track, Revere, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-07-10
189Bob Godwin17071 8 8
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1933-06-08
196½Tony Galento22043 14 1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
judges: Charley LynchJoe Agnello
1933-05-29
196Charlie Belanger17673 28 15
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1933-04-18
196Babe Hunt20261 12 4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin   judges: Tom BradyJohn T. Glackin
1933-04-03
195Unknown Winston18935 20 3
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Billy George
1933-03-13
195Joe Sekyra18650 19 6
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Chet Lucia
1933-02-21
196Les Kennedy19242 18 1
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-02-06
196Hans Birkie19923 16 3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-01-16
196½Isidoro Gastanaga19532 18 0
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1932-11-28
195Arthur Huttick18220 3 0
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Chet Lucia
1932-11-14
Jack McCarthy18213 8 2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1932-10-18
197Yustin Sirutis211½7 0 0
Jamaica Arena, Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-09-26
195Bob Godwin17163 6 8
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1932-08-29
Eddie Houghton3 3 0
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Ed Brockman
1932-07-25
193½Frankie Simms207½28 23 3
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1932-07-18
197Eddie Houghton1762 2 0
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1932-06-29
Herman Weiner27 16 1
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-06-17
Tim Charles23 14 10
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1932-05-23
Maxie Rosenbloom118 22 13
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1932-04-26
Natie Brown16 11 3
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Charles Short
1932-04-05
191Marty Gallagher20333 14 4
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Charles Short
1932-03-08
190Bob Godwin16958 4 6
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Heinie Miller
1932-01-05
Natie Brown11 10 2
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1931-12-29
Herman Weiner27 14 0
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
Barry was knocked down in round 4
1931-12-03
189Joe Knight17033 9 6
Cinderella Ballroom, Miami, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1931-11-02
Bob Godwin50 4 4
Twin City Arena, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1931-10-28
Johnny Freeman21 18 2
Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
See The Ring, January 1932, page 60.
1931-10-19
195Marty Gallagher20131 12 4
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
LMD8/8
 L 
MD
8/8
  
referee: Buck Alexander   judges: Pat O'ConnorGeorge King
Alexander and King voted for Gallagher; O'Connor called it a draw (Washington Post).
1931-09-28
Frankie Wine56 28 13
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1931-09-14
Sammy Weiss21 9 5
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1931-08-03
Sammy Weiss21 9 4
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1931-07-27
Billy Strickler12 12 2
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1931-07-13
Billy Schwartz6 1 1
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
"Schwartz put up a rousing fight all the way, but Barry was far too clever for him. Last winter they fought to a draw." (Frederick Post)
1931-06-02
Joe Finazzo10 17 3
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1931-04-30
178Buddy McArthur17010 3 2
State Armory, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Main event of Cumberland's first fight card in more than 5 months.
1931-03-11
Joe Finazzo10 16 3
Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
"The score was even until the eighth round when Finnanzo (sic) let himself open for some solid southpaw pounding from Barry." (Frederick Post)
1931-02-21
Joe Smallwood25 10 3
Congressional Airport, Rockville, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1931-01-07
Joe Glazer18 8 1
Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1930-11-03
168Eddie Baker1661 0 0
State Armory, Cumberland, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Baker was reportedly a brother of Sammy Baker.
1930-09-08
Billy Schwartz2 0 0
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1930-08-29
Joe Glazer17 6 1
Arena, Ocean City, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Glazer had previously beaten Barry. This fight also from Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1930-08-20
Billy Strickler8 10 2
Fair Grounds Arena, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1930-07-09
Billy Strickler8 9 2
Fair Grounds Arena, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1930-07-04
Al Masseydebut
Arena, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1930-06-25
K.O. Matthews7 3 0
Fair Grounds Arena, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1930-06-16
Mickey Sheadebut
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940. Shea was said to be from California.
1930-05-28
K.O. Martin5 1 1
Fair Grounds Arena, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
1930-04-18
Jimmy DeCapua18 22 3
Oasis, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1930-04-14
Joe Finazzo7 13 2
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1930-04-07
Joe Finazzo7 12 2
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1930-02-22
Charley Marcellino2 0 0
Rockville A.C., Rockville, Maryland, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1930-01-31
Buddy Goodrich3 3 0
Oasis, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1929-12-20
Walter Kirkwood8 2 4
Oasis, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1929-10-01
Buster Newberry23 15 2
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
NNC0/0
 N 
NC
0/0
  
Exact date and result unknown. Source TR1229
1929-07-26
Buddy Goodrich1 1 0
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1929-07-12
Walter Kirkwood7 1 4
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1927-02-22
Billy Mitchell0 0 1
Arcadia Hall, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
DNWS4/4
 D 
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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No Contest
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