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Pappy Gault

W L D
68 26 2
25 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 96
rounds 777
KOs 26%
 
global ID 27116
birth nameWilliam Henry Gault Jr.
born 1929-02-08
death date1971-12-29 / age 42
debut1948-10-09 / age 19
divisionbantamweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 3″   /   160cm
reach
64″   /   163cm
residence
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
birth place
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1959-01-01
Ross Calvin7 9 1
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Bout held in January
1958-08-14
Ross Calvin6 6 0
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
Gault suffered a cut eye stoppage.
1958-06-07
118Walt Ingram117½11 2 0
Municipal Stadium, Weirton, West Virginia, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Dan Grossi
1958-05-13
Len Matthews9 0 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
1957-11-20
128Bobby Bell129¾43 31 6
Newburgh, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1957-10-30
Baltazar Junior Flores16 0 0
Beaumont, Texas, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1957-10-19
125Jimmy Connors12711 0 1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
referee: Eddie Bradley 69-80   judges: James Carrig 72-80, John Norton 74-79
1957-04-11
117½Johnny Hand1183 7 1
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Harry Ward 9-4   judges: Warren Sanders 10-3, Guard Wyatt 11-3
Southern Bantamweight Title
1956-08-15
Ricardo Moreno22 2 1
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
1956-05-21
120½Manny Moroz127debut
Memorial Stadium, Florence, South Carolina, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1956-02-16
119¾Bobby Singleton11913 3 2
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Ward
Fight was for the United States bantamweight championship.
1956-01-26
120½Jimmy Calcutta1257 5 0
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1955-12-22
117½Johnny O'Brien117½29 24 6
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1955-11-29
124Willie Pep127½195 7 1
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1955-11-18
Freddy Hartell2 1 0
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1955-09-27
125Willie Pep131½193 7 1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1955-08-09
120Filiberto Osario12344 71 13
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1955-07-12
124Paul Jorgensen12829 3 0
Houston, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1955-06-27
Jimmy Calcutta6 4 0
American Legion Stadium, Florence, South Carolina, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
1955-05-31
Jimmy Calcutta6 3 0
American Legion Stadium, Florence, South Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1955-04-09
118Keeny Teran11324 3 1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
LTKO2/10
 L 
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:52
1955-02-21
125Ernie Martinez12131 12 3
Denver, Colorado, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1954-12-09
117¾Johnny O'Brien11827 22 6
Legion Arena, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
LMD15/15
 L 
MD
15/15
  
referee: Billy Shell 142-146   judges: Steve O'Connell 135-147, Joe Lynn 141-141
Billed for the United States Bantamweight Title
1954-11-16
121Filiberto Osario12543 71 13
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1954-10-02
121¼Willie Toweel118½12 0 0
Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1954-08-03
Gil Geekie2 3 0
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
1954-07-27
119½Billy Short1265 1 1
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Marion Diehl 98-98   judges: Norment Quarles 100-79, Clayton Rowe 95-98
1954-05-22
120Filiberto Osario12443 68 13
Armory, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1954-03-15
121Nate Brooks118½8 1 0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Petey Scalzo   judges: Bert GrantAmerico Schiavone
1954-01-10
Chamroen Songkitrat4 1 1
Bangkok, Thailand
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1953-11-13
117¾Jimmy Carruthers117½16 0 0
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Harry (Toot) Mack   judges: Jack English 106-150, Sir Frank Packer 111-150, Ron Walden 82-150
World Bantamweight Title
Attendance about 40,000 (also reported at 32,500).
1953-09-12
Cleo Ortiz1 2 1
Textile Hall, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
time: 0:36
1953-09-02
Teddy Roberts8 10 0
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1953-08-17
118Billy Peacock117½16 3 0
Eastern Parkway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LSD12/12
 L 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Petey Scalzo 4-7   judges: Artie Aidala 5-7, Charley Shortell 6-5
North American Bantamweight Title
1953-07-21
119Alex Santoy118½8 0 1
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
judges: Herman Schuchardt 94-94, Jack Avalon 100-91, Eddie Lopez 98-93
1953-07-16
118Yogi O'Bera116¾0 3 0
Textile Hall, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
W KO6/12
 W  
KO
6/12
  
time: 1:58   referee: Harry Ward
1953-06-08
Billy Lima53 37 6
Columbus, Georgia, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1953-05-23
117¾Manny Castro117½4 10 1
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W TKO10/12
 W  
TKO
10/12
  
referee: Harry Ward
1953-04-15
Robert Cohen25 1 1
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1953-04-02
121Billy Lima12053 35 6
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1953-03-26
Maurice Treadwaydebut
Municipal Auditorium, Aiken, South Carolina, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1953-03-02
Curtis Ennis1220 1 0
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1953-02-23
117½Buddy Baggett115½18 15 3
American Legion Auditorium, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Walter Buckner
North American Bantamweight Title
According to the local newspaper, Baggett had 60 fights, losing only 17, and winning 23 by K.O.
1953-02-12
Jim Merrittdebut
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1953-01-26
121Charlie DeBow119¼38 20 5
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
1953-01-16
117Johnny Arduini11722 9 3
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:35   referee: Eddie Farrer
1952-12-02
117¾Fernando Gagnon116¾89 23 8
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
North American Bantamweight Title
1952-10-27
116¾Fernando Gagnon117½89 22 8
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
judges: Camile Angers 9-2, Antonio Laverdiere 8-2, Jack Filion 5-4
North American Bantamweight Title
1952-09-29
118Pupi Garcia11912 2 1
Havana, Cuba
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
1952-08-30
Pupi Garcia11 2 1
Havana, Cuba
LKO8/10
 L 
KO
8/10
  
1952-07-24
Bert Callahan28 11 2
Armory, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1952-07-15
120Enrique Lamelas12510 0 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1952-06-13
120Buddy Baggett114½18 14 3
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1952-04-08
Orlando Echevarria29 7 3
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1952-03-22
Bert Callahan28 10 2
Recreation Center Auditorium, Anderson, South Carolina, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1952-02-28
Don Webber14 7 0
Municipal Auditorium, Aiken, South Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1952-01-26
Don Webber13 6 0
Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1951-04-20
120Julius Luke10 21 8
Macon, Georgia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1951-04-02
119Bill Bossio12225 6 1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Gault was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1951-03-15
118Al Redlund120debut
Aiken, South Carolina, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1951-01-19
118Bill Bossio121½23 5 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1951-01-03
124Tommy Blevins1241 0 0
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Date Approximate. Source: March 1951 Ring Magazine, page #54.
1950-11-14
Bert Callahan18 8 2
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1950-10-10
118½Frankie Sodano123½27 2 0
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
1950-05-31
117½Julius Luke1188 15 5
Duncan Park, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1950-04-07
Julius Luke8 14 5
Augusta, Georgia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1950-04-03
Bert Callahan15 7 2
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1950-03-20
118Kid Bailey1212 8 1
County Hall, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1950-03-04
118Julius Luke1178 11 5
County Hall, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1950-02-03
Bert Callahan11 6 2
Armory, Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1950-01-05
Bert Callahan9 5 2
Municipal Auditorium, Aiken, South Carolina, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Date: Friday, January 6, 1950 Paper: Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA) Section: A Page: 8
1949-12-01
Jerry Kortright8 11 5
Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-11-10
Julius Luke8 10 4
Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-09-22
Lew Yonkers13 10 5
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-09-07
Don Cooper2 1 0
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
1949-07-30
Bert Callahan5 4 0
Duncan Park, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1949-07-15
Bert Callahan5 3 0
Sportsrena, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Date: Saturday, July 16, 1949 Paper: Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC) Page: 5
1949-06-10
Lew Yonkers13 8 5
Duncan Park, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Ward
1949-05-28
Lew Yonkers13 7 5
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
The Ring,Sept 1949. Date approx.
1949-04-22
Don Smith4 13 0
City Park, Union, South Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-04-16
Kid Bailey1222 6 1
Auditorium, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1949-04-08
Don Smith1244 12 0
Berry Field, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1949-04-04
Don Smith4 11 0
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-03-24
Ted McFalls3 10 1
Concord, North Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-03-10
Don Smith4 9 0
Union, South Carolina, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1949-03-03
Shorty Horandebut
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1949-02-19
Jackie Fieldsdebut
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1949-01-27
Jimmy McLaurindebut
Aiken, South Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-01-22
116Bert Callahan1130 1 0
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
1949-01-21
Bascom Bradley23 27 3
Union, South Carolina, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1949-01-13
Ted McFalls3 8 1
Aiken, South Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1948-12-17
Eddie Sizemore8 8 1
Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1948-12-07
Bert Callahandebut
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1948-11-26
Don Smith3 8 0
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1948-11-18
Eddie Sizemore8 7 1
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1948-10-09
Don Smith3 6 0
Lancaster, South Carolina, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
Pro debut for Gault.
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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