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Young Corbett II

W L D
59 13 12
48 KOs 10 KOs
last 6


bouts 86
rounds 673
KOs 43%
 
global ID 31319
aliasWilliam J. Rothwell
born 1880-10-04
death date1927-04-10 / age 46
debut1896-04-19 / age 15
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 2½″   /   159cm
residence
Denver, Colorado, USA
birth place
Denver, Colorado, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
111 184 9 9 7

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1910-10-20
Willie Beecher4 0 0
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley
1909-10-05
Dave Deshler22 14 16
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LKO5/12
 L 
KO
5/12
  
1909-08-20
Muggsy Schoel16 4 5
Turner Hall, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
W KO15/20
 W  
KO
15/20
  
1909-07-17
137Johnny Frayne4 2 2
Coffroth Arena, Colma, California, USA
LTKO8/25
 L 
TKO
8/25
  
referee: Tiv Krelling
1909-06-08
Mike Fleming8 3 0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record gave its newspaper decision to Corbett and the Philadelphia Item considered the fight to be even.
1909-06-04
Sammy Smith17 7 2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1909-05-17
Dick Nelson47 3 13
American A.C., Schenectady, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(Boston Globe)
1909-05-11
Harry Scroggs14042 21 15
Monumental Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Abe Ullman
1909-04-23
Bert Keyes8 5 4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1909-03-25
Bert Keyes8 5 4
Whirlwind A.C., New York, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Bout was considered even (Chicago Tribune).
1909-03-09
Cy Smith4 0 0
Schenectady, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Albany (NY) Evening Journal.
1909-03-02
Johnny Marto8 0 1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times. According to the Times, Corbett breathed from an oxygen tank between rounds.
1909-02-15
Bobby Wilson4 0 0
American A.A., Schenectady, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1909-02-09
Mull Bowser9 5 8
Waldemeier Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1909-01-24
Harry Ferns0 1 0
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USA
W KO11/20
 W  
KO
11/20
  
referee: Dave Barry
This is Barry's debut as a referee. Dec. 10, 1928 Tacoma News Tribune
1908-12-12
Phil Brock19 8 2
Southern A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1907-05-03
Kid Sullivan24 9 10
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LKO11/15
 L 
KO
11/15
  
1907-04-27
Young Erne18 6 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Young Erne.
1907-01-09
Harlem Tommy Murphy17 2 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Murphy gave Corbett a severe beating in every round of this fight. In the third, Corbett began to hurl epithets to try and rattle Murphy, who just smiled and rattled two rights off Corbett's jaw with such orce as to shut him up. i>New York Times The Philadelphia Item also reported Murphy as the winner.
1906-10-17
Terry McGovern59 5 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Draw: Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Telegraph, Philadelphia Bulletin, Philadelphia Item, TAD (New York Journal), New York Telegraph, New York Globe, New York Evening Journal, Robert Edgren (New York Evening World), Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Thomas S. Rice (Washington Times), AP ("When the gong announced the close of the battle there was little to choose between the fighters"), Scripps Telegraph Service ("it was a toss up as to whose damage had been the greater").
Corbett: Philadelphia North American, Philadelphia Press, New York Press, New York Mail.
McGovern: New York World.
McGovern was down in the 2nd round.
1906-05-29
Eddie Johnson0 1 0
Mobile A.C., New York, New York, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
(Boston Globe)
1906-04-30
133Dick Hyland13331 9 0
Opera House, Ogden, Utah, USA
W TKO5/20
 W  
TKO
5/20
  
time: 1:00   referee: James Donaldson
Deputy Sheriff Wilson stopped the bout to prevent further punishment.
1906-01-12
Aurelio Herrera64 9 13
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
"Corbett's exhibition was disappointing. He lacked the vim and dash that had won so many battles for him in the past, and his once forceful blows failed to inflict any damage on the well-conditioned body of his opponent." (Durango Democrat)
1905-11-30
Charley Sieger3 7 6
Hudson A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
(Trenton Times)
1905-11-18
Charley Sieger3 6 6
New York, New York, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1905-11-04
Unk Russell16 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Corbett took a severe licking from Russell.
1905-10-31
Kid Goodman57 8 31
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1905-10-27
Joe Tipman32 10 7
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W RTD8/15
 W  
RTD
8/15
  
referee: James O'Hara
Results from the Baltimore Sun. Tipman retired after injuring his hand. The battle was even up to that point.
1905-10-25
Young Erne15 4 1
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Young Erne.
1905-06-13
Maurice Thompson14 2 8
Butte, Montana, USA
W TKO10/0
 W  
TKO
10/0
  
referee: Duncan McDonald
1905-06-02
130Eddie Hanlon8 3 5
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eddie Homan
1905-04-03
Young Erne13 4 1
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
"Corbett was fat and fought wildly, Erne landed the greater number of blows." (Durango Democrat) However, the Philadelphia Item considered the fight a draw (even though Erne was a home town fighter).
1905-03-31
Kid Sullivan13213 4 6
Fourth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: James O'Hara
1905-02-28
Battling Nelson38 10 12
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO9/20
 L 
TKO
9/20
  
referee: Jack Welsh
1904-11-29
130Battling Nelson37 9 12
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO10/20
 L 
TKO
10/20
  
1904-11-26
Frank George8 1 2
San Francisco, California, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1904-04-02
Tommy Mowatt15 11 7
Waverly A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1904-03-25
Jimmy Britt1297 1 1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1904-02-29
Dave Sullivan27 9 17
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO11/20
 W  
TKO
11/20
  
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1903-12-29
129Eddie Hanlon1277 0 4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO16/20
 W  
TKO
16/20
  
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his Featherweight World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1903-10-27
Hugh Murphy8 4 3
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO11/15
 W  
KO
11/15
  
1903-10-21
Tim Callahan36 6 23
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of a draw (from the Philadelphia Item).
1903-10-10
Kid Stein16 5 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Corbett. Stein gave Corbett a hard battle.
1903-07-29
Jack O'Neil11 2 3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
Another knockout win in Philadelphia for the former champion (source: Philadelphia Record.)
1903-07-24
Billy Maynard5 8 3
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
A quick knockout win for Corbett (reported by the Philadelphia Record).
1903-07-22
Jimmy Briggs45 8 21
Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1903-07-06
Sammy Smith15 1 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Corbett won decisively.
1903-06-29
Jimmy Briggs45 7 21
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1903-06-25
Hugh Murphy8 3 2
Tammany A.C., Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA
W KO6/12
 W  
KO
6/12
  
1903-05-19
Jack O'Keefe11 10 10
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
referee: Harry Sharpe
1903-04-23
130George Memsic1332 0 1
Portland, Oregon, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Jack Grant
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1903-03-31
127Terry McGovern125½55 3 4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO11/20
 W  
KO
11/20
  
referee: Eddie Graney
World Featherweight Title, 127 lbs.
1903-02-26
Eddie Hanlon6 0 2
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
World Featherweight Title
Corbett defends his title at 130 lbs
1903-02-02
Billy Maynard5 6 3
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Maynard rose from a 1st round knockdown to win the newspaper decision over Corbett who "appeared to be fat and out of condition." (Durango Democrat) However, the Philadelphia Item considered the result to be a draw.
1903-01-14
Austin Rice38 15 44
Whittington Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
W TKO18/0
 W  
TKO
18/0
  
World Featherweight Title
Corbett defends his title at 130 lbs
1902-11-17
Crocky Boyle17 6 8
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Boyle from the Philadelphia Item. However, Boyle was floored twice. Newspaper decision for Corbett from the Philadelphia Inquirer. It stated that Boyle should have been disqualified for his hugging and falling without a punch tactics, and showed to any advantage only in the 4th round. Wilkes-Barre newspaper gave Boyle all rounds after the 1st (where he was down twice), with only the 5th round possibly scored even. Same score by rounds was given in a wire report in The San Francisco Call, but it called it a draw.
1902-10-27
Young Erne10 0 0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: William H. Rocap
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Associated Press (in Colorado Springs Gazette "During the six rounds Erne was down 24 times, but only one of these falls was the result of a fair knock-down blow. Corbett rushed the fighting from the start and almost every time he crowded Erne the latter would go down on his knees, either to rest or avoid punishment. At the close of the fourth round Corbett caught Erne with a swinging blow squarely on the mouth, sending him in a heap to the floor." (Associated Press)
1902-10-16
Joe Bernstein124½21 16 24
Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Joe Pollock
World Featherweight Title
Corbett defends his title at 130 lbs.
Bernstein retired at the end of the 7th round, claiming a broken bone in his left hand.
1902-10-07
Eddie Lenny17 9 18
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Inquirer. Lenny was down two or three times in the 1st round.
1902-05-23
126Kid Broad12619 11 17
Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Red Gallagher
World Featherweight Title
1902-01-01
Frankie Downeydebut
Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date unkown (held pre 1902-5-16)
1901-11-28
126Terry McGovern12453 2 4
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
time: 1:44   referee: Charlie White
World Featherweight Title, 126 lbs
McGovern down in 2d, rose and droped Corbett to one knee. McGovern then knocked down again for the count.
1901-08-16
George Dixon56 8 28
Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Western Featherweight Championship
1901-07-26
Kid Broad17 8 13
Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1901-06-26
Oscar Gardner87 14 31
Wheel Club, Denver, Colorado, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
Gardiner was floored three times before the police stopped the bout.
1901-04-12
Eddie Santry24 7 5
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Frank Cullen
1901-03-22
Kid Broad15 8 13
Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, USA
LKO4/0
 L 
KO
4/0
  
1901-03-10
Whitey Watsondebut
Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Exact date unkown (held pre 1901-3-19)
1901-01-18
Joe Bernstein16 11 19
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
Bernstein quit when a right-hand punch shattered his false teeth, with one tooth splintering his jaw bone.
1900-12-14
Reddy Coogan2 0 6
Olympic A.C., Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
W TKO3/20
 W  
TKO
3/20
  
1900-12-07
Jim Kid McGuiredebut
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
One of two bouts for Corbett on the same card
1900-12-07
Kid Downingdebut
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
One of two bouts for Corbett on the same card
1900-11-29
Reddy Coogan2 0 6
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Colorado Spring Gazette)
1900-11-27
Benny Yanger22 0 7
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack McKenna
"The decision was very unpopular and the referee, Jack McKenna was hissed by the entire crowd as he left the ring. Corbett floored Yanger seven times during the fight and was himself knocked down once." (Durango Democrat)
1900-10-23
Jimmy Reilly22 13 10
Olympic A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
Western 128-pound Title
1900-10-06
Jimmy Coogan0 1 4
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1900-09-28
Jack Kane6 1 0
Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Bout previously listed as occurring on 09/15/1900. Aspen Tribune
1900-09-21
Jimmy Reilly22 12 9
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Bout previously listed as occurring on 09/05/1900. Aspen Tribune
1900-08-27
Larry Lacey1 4 0
Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1900-07-28
Kid Leedebut
Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1900-07-05
Roy Streeterdebut
Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1900-05-28
Frank Newhouse1 0 1
Aspen, Colorado, USA
W KO17/0
 W  
KO
17/0
  
time: 0:25   referee: Otto Floto
1900-05-04
Jimmy Coogan0 0 3
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Coogan down in the sixth round.
1900-04-13
Benny Yanger17 0 4
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
LKO8/10
 L 
KO
8/10
  
referee: Billy Woods
1900-03-14
Colorado Jack Dempsey1 1 1
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
W KO3/20
 W  
KO
3/20
  
Colorado State 126-pound Title
1900-02-23
Kid Kellydebut
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
referee: Billy Woods
1900-02-12
Colorado Jack Dempsey0 1 1
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
LKO2/0
 L 
KO
2/0
  
Colorado State 126-pound Title
1900-01-10
Fred Fairman6 3 4
Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Fairman fought as "Spike Wallace" for this bout.
1899-12-22
Kid Bennett1 2 3
Grand Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
W KO4/20
 W  
KO
4/20
  
referee: Al Coomb
1899-12-12
Ray Leedebut
Grand Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
Lee fought as Young Murphy. (Cripple Creek Morning Times)
1899-10-06
Billy Brown0 1 0
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1899-10-04
Al Riversdebut
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1899-09-03
Billy Harris0 2 0
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1899-09-01
Jack Flintdebut
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1899-08-24
Eugene Turner1 4 0
Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, USA
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
"In the preliminary Young Corbett was awarded the $100 purse for remaining six rounds against McKenna, the colored unknown, Eugene Turner, the agreement being that Turner should put him out in that time or forfeit his entire purse." (Cripple Creek Morning Times)
1899-08-19
Paddy Hughesdebut
Hastings, Nebraska, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1899-08-04
Jack Munson0 2 0
Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1899-07-24
Billy Rotchford11 1 4
Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Billy Woods
Billed for the bantamweight championship of the West. The agreed limit was 120 pounds, but Corbett was overweight (said to be close to 125 pounds), while Rotchford weight was said to be between 115 and 118 pounds. (Colorado Springs Gazette)
1899-06-23
Colorado Jack Dempsey0 1 0
Aspen, Colorado, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Date unknown.
1899-06-10
Abe Spitz1 0 2
Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1899-04-17
Billy Irwin7 0 4
Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Colorado, USA
W KO4/12
 W  
KO
4/12
  
Referee: Ernest Huston
1899-03-27
Tom Glenndebut
Opera House, Leadville, Colorado, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1899-02-07
Abe Spitzdebut
Denver A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1898-12-16
Dago Mike2 0 1
Aspen, Colorado, USA
W KO2/25
 W  
KO
2/25
  
1898-11-14
Reddy Coogan0 0 2
Aspen, Colorado, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1898-07-23
Fred O'Neil0 1 0
Davenport St. Music Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
Correct date per Omaha Bee. The fight resulted in a "knockout" for Corbett which was stopped by police after he was dropped, although "the fighters proved that the knockout blow the police imagined they saw was simply a fall made by O'Neil owing to a slippery floor." (Omaha Bee)
1897-06-01
Tom Delaneydebut
USA
NNC4/4
 N 
NC
4/4
  
Exact date and result unknown (about 2 years prior to the 1899-7-4 Delaney v. Irwin fight)
1897-03-03
Julius Segildebut
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Exact date and location unknown.
1897-02-02
Kid Harrisdebut
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Exact date and location unknown.
1897-01-01
Bert Craterdebut
Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Exact date unknown, site was at Denver.--(Salt Lake Herald)
1896-04-19
Nigger Smithdebut
Holbrooke Reservoir, La Junta, Colorado, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
A Sunday bout.
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Draw
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No Contest
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