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Bombardier Billy Wells

W L D
41 11 0
34 KOs 11 KOs
last 6


bouts 52 rating
rounds 324 ranking
KOs 65%
 
global ID 32180
birth nameWilliam Thomas Wells
born 1889-08-31
death date1967-06-12 / age 77
debut1910-06-08 / age 20
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach
79″   /   201cm
residence
Ealing, London, United Kingdom
birth place
Mile End, London, United Kingdom

Career Record

52 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
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Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Jack Stanley
18
12
1
 L 
KO3/15
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 01 May 1925 P 12
referee: C.H. Douglas
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Soldier Jones
19
24
0
 W  
DQ6/15
The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
Western Daily Press - Saturday 31 January 1925
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Gunner Mick Bennett
5
1
0
 W  
RTD9/20
Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 16 December 1924
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Guardsman Charlie Penwill
51
33
2
 W  
KO2/15
Pitfield Street Baths, Hoxton, London, United Kingdom
Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 25 November 1924
referee: Joe Palmer
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Jack Bloomfield
21
3
1
 L 
KO6/15
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 13 October 1922 P 14
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Frank Goddard
15
6
0
 L 
KO6/20
Crystal Palace, London, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 29 May 1922 P 14
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Albert Kid Lloyd
30
13
6
 W  
TKO10/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Wells's first bout after an 18-month absence from the ring. Lloyd's seconds threw in the towel after the Australian had taken a count of eight in the seventh round, and was twice down for counts of seven and eight in the 10th (the second time he was knocked through the ropes).
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 25 April 1922 P 14
referee: Eugene Corri
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Paul Journee
7
3
1
 W  
TKO6/15
Deauville, Calvados, France
Not Beauville as before, but Deauville. Last of four shows in four days at Deauville.
L'Echo de Paris has tko 16,indicating a 20- rounds fight.
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Joe Beckett
13
7
0
 L 
KO3/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 11 May 1920
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Eddie McGoorty
62
14
9
 W  
KO16/20
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Dundee Courier - Friday 09 April 1920 P 6
referee: Joe Palmer
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Paul Journee
5
1
1
 W  
KO13/20
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
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190Harry Reeve
56
18
8
182
 W  
KO4/20
Canterbury Music Hall, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
Dundee Courier - Wednesday 28 January 1920 P 10
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Arthur Townley
9
2
0
 W  
RTD9/20
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Western Daily Press - Friday 19 September 1919
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Jack Curphey
5
3
0
 W  
KO2/20
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 18 October 1919
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Joe Beckett
9
6
0
 L 
KO5/20
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Beckett not recognised by National Sporting Club, so British title declared vacant
Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 28 February 1919
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Joe Beckett
8
5
0
 W  
PTS3/3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Finals ISBA Kings Trophy Heavyweight Competition
Boxing News March 11,1966
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Eddie McGoorty
58
9
9
 W  
PTS3/3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Semi-final ISBA Kings Trophy Heavyweight Compeition
Boxing News March 11,1966
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Seaman Powell
1
1
0
 W  
PTS3/3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
1st series ISBA Kings Trophy Heavyweight Competition
Boxing News March 11,1966
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Dan Voyles
2
1
0
 W  
KO2/20
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
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Dick Smith
2
4
0
 W  
KO9/20
St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
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'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran
39
25
2
 W  
KO5/20
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
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189Dick Smith
1
2
0
178
 W  
KO3/20
Golder's Green Hippodrome, Golder's Green, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Daily Mirror - Tuesday 22 February 1916 P 11
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Bandsman Dick Rice
20
6
1
 W  
KO1/20
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 28 December 1915
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Dick Smith
1
1
0
 W  
KO9/20
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Smith had Wells down for more than 10 seconds, but referee Tom Dunning, working from outside the ropes, failed to start counting until he entered the ring
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 01 June 1915
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188Frank Moran
21
7
2
196
 L 
KO10/20
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Wells was floored once in round ten before taking the full count.
North Devon Journal - Thursday 01 April 1915
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Bandsman Dick Rice
20
5
1
 W  
KO6/20
Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Thursday 25 February 1915
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Dan McGoldrick
10
5
3
161
 W  
RTD7/7
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Corner threw in the towel. Info - Miles Templeton.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 13 February 1915
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Colin Bell
33
9
2
 W  
KO2/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
It was later determined that Bell should not have fought Wells, as he was very sick. Bell soon was in surgery for over two hours for blood clots. Oct. 2
Western Times - Wednesday 01 July 1914
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Bandsman Dick Rice
17
4
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
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Albert Lurie
5
4
0
 W  
KO7/20
Canterbury Music Hall, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
Western Times - Friday 03 April 1914
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Bandsman Jack Blake
5
0
0
 W  
KO4/20
London Palladium, West End, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Western Times - Wednesday 04 March 1914
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Gaston Pigot
6
8
0
 W  
KO1/20
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Gus Gunner Rawles
10
4
3
 W  
TKO10/20
Theatre Royal, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
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Georges Carpentier
67
10
5
168
 L 
KO1/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
EBU (European) heavyweight title
Western Times - Tuesday 09 December 1913
referee: Bernard J Angle
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Gunner Moir
14
10
0
 W  
KO5/20
Canterbury Music Hall, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Western Gazette - Friday 12 September 1913
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Pat O'Keefe
11
17
2
 W  
KO15/20
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
BBBofC British heavyweight title
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Packy Mahoney
8
1
0
 W  
KO13/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British heavyweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 28 October 1913
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Georges Carpentier
61
10
5
 L 
KO4/20
Feestpaleis, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
EBU (European) heavyweight title
Western Times - Monday 02 June 1913
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192Gunboat Smith
32
6
4
182½
 L 
KO2/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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George Rodel
15
4
1
 W  
KO2/20
The King's Hall, London Road, Walworth, London, United Kingdom
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
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191½Tom Kennedy
2
1
1
191½
 W  
KO8/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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188½Al Palzer
7
0
0
228¼
 L 
KO3/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Off-the-canvas win for Palzer
referee: Billy Joh
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Fred Storbeck
1
0
0
 W  
KO11/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
referee: John Herbert Douglas
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Iron Hague
18
5
1
 W  
KO6/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British heavyweight title
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Porky Dan Flynn
17
4
5
 W  
PTS20/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
This was not a British Empire title fight, as was previously shown here, and was not billed as such (see Boxing, March 11, 1911, page 479.) Flynn was born in the United States.
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Gunner Moir
13
7
0
 L 
KO3/20
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Moir down thrice in r1,Wells down thrice in r2 and once in r3
Newcastle Journal - Thursday 12 January 1911
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Seaman Fred Parsonsdebut
 W  
KO1/20
Kings Hall, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
time: 2:14
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Private Voylesdebut
 W  
KO10/20
Kings Hall, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
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Sergeant Sunshine
3
4
0
 W  
KO5/20
Kings Hall, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
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Corporal Brown
1
1
0
 W  
KO3/6
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
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Gunner McMurraydebut
 W  
TKO1/6
Shoeburyness, Essex, United Kingdom
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Gunner Joe Mills
1
4
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Wells Club, London, United Kingdom
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