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Billy Banks

W L D
52 33 3
14 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 88
rounds 522
KOs 16%
 
global ID 37963
birth nameWilliam Banks
born 1920-09-06
death date2006-08-31 / age 85
debut1938-07-11 / age 17
divisionlightweight
residence
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
birth place
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1950-11-27
135Chuck Bloss1423 0 0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
time: 2:11
1949-08-04
Aaron Joshua15 4 2
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1949-05-12
122Jimmy Shields1215 2 0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-03-24
Tommy Collins36 5 0
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LKO3/0
 L 
KO
3/0
  
1949-03-17
126½Angelo Ambrosano128½29 17 3
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1949-01-27
Tony Longo27 7 6
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1949-01-13
125Ray Powell12710 9 1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 1:19
1948-12-02
Johnny Wolgast28 16 7
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1948-06-08
135Davey Seabrook1515 5 0
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LKO0/0
 L 
KO
0/0
  
1948-05-03
Joey Longo33 40 6
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From Baltimore newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1948-04-05
Tony Longo21 3 5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LTKO3/6
 L 
TKO
3/6
  
1948-03-04
124Tony Cocco11919 11 1
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1948-02-27
123Paul Febbo127½20 4 2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1947-12-08
Joey Costa14 2 3
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1947-11-25
Bobby Polowitzer42 10 6
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1947-10-20
Jimmy Rooney14 0 0
New Britain, Connecticut, USA
LKO4/0
 L 
KO
4/0
  
1947-08-28
Joe Cucinotti5 1 0
Bader Field, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1946-08-26
155Gilbert Tauzier155debut
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1946-03-19
136Eddie Lyles1381 1 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1946-01-14
136½Peaches Jackson134debut
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
1945-11-13
139Bernie Cady1407 2 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1945-09-20
138Domingo Russell1431 1 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Semi-final
1945-07-30
136Norval Gaddis1387 3 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1945-07-03
136Jerry Darby129½21 25 4
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-06-21
137¼Eddie Dowl135½12 24 0
Mooers Field, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1945-06-04
137Sammy Thompson1397 11 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-05-07
136Steve Bilko13915 19 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1945-04-24
136Billy Morris12740 12 2
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-04-17
140Joey Gambaro14337 26 7
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
1945-03-26
135½Billy Morris134½39 11 2
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1945-03-19
Jackie Thompsondebut
U.S.O. Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1944-10-10
135Jiggs McKnight13315 19 3
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1944-07-28
134½Steve Vaccarelli133½28 6 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1944-07-17
135½Joey Manfro135½13 17 5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1944-03-10
132Aaron Perry13813 0 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LTKO5/8
 L 
TKO
5/8
  
1944-01-10
135½Victor Creelman13524 2 1
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1943-12-13
Bill Speary29 18 1
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-11-29
135Victor Creelman13722 2 1
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1943-11-08
133½Chalky Wright131¼144 34 17
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
1943-10-19
129Pedro Hernandez12653 13 4
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1943-08-24
132Harry Jeffra13077 12 3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
1943-07-20
131Jose Domingo Rozo1332 25 2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1943-06-17
138Willie Green142¼debut
Mooers Field, Richmond, Virginia, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
1943-05-21
Clyde English13 31 8
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
From The Ring, August 1943, page 59, but this fight did not occur on May 14 as stated in The Ring.
1942-11-16
132Lew Hanbury1356 1 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
1942-08-10
136½Jimmy Collins13335 6 2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1942-07-21
135½Jimmy Collins135½34 6 2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie La Fond
(Washington Post)
1942-06-29
137Allie Stolz13146 5 2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1942-05-25
Joe De Jesus25 45 5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1942-05-11
137Bobby Ruffin134½39 12 5
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1942-04-20
125Pedro Hernandez12545 8 3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1942-04-06
133Pedro Hernandez126½45 7 3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1942-03-16
134½Harry Jeffra126¾74 10 2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1942-02-23
132Henry Hook128103 68 9
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1942-02-09
133Willie Roache1309 18 4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1941-10-14
131½Joey Archibald12559 28 3
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-09-11
Carroll Alexander6 2 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1941-06-16
134Jimmy Collins129¼29 5 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-05-19
131Jimmy Collins13028 5 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-05-12
132½Joey Stack127½23 37 9
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1941-04-30
128¼Louis Otero123debut
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
time: 1:32   referee: Ray Bowen
1941-04-08
Pablo Dano113 57 38
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1941-03-05
127½Johnny Forte12323 3 0
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-01-13
Victor Corchado11 18 5
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1941-01-07
128Ricardo Clemente1220 13 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
time: 2:17
1940-12-16
126Joey Archibald12556 23 3
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-11-11
Tony Novello12812 17 6
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1940-09-04
132Calvin Calp132½20 37 4
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1940-08-12
130Young Johnny Buff138½8 24 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1940-07-01
129½Jackie Carter135¾38 31 10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1940-06-19
Joey Sole13 13 8
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding). This fight did take place om this date, as shown.
1940-06-03
Buddy Moore1330 1 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1940-05-20
130Joey Sole129½13 12 8
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1939-12-11
130¼Buddy Moore131debut
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1939-11-13
120½Humphrey Stannard133½4 2 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1939-09-28
130Jimmy Troublefield132debut
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
1939-09-11
Sammy Daniels0 1 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1939-04-19
Henry Blackwell0 4 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
1939-03-06
133Peppy Brown1291 0 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1939-02-06
132Willie Green1323 6 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1939-01-03
Billy Browndebut
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1938-12-05
128½Marcus Pitte128¼4 0 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1938-11-14
Sammy Danielsdebut
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1938-10-24
Willie Green3 5 0
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO0/0
 W  
TKO
0/0
  
# of rounds unknown
1938-08-29
125½Marcus Pitte122½1 0 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1938-07-26
Pee Wee Lewisdebut
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1938-07-19
Bob Brown0 3 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1938-07-11
Bob Brown0 2 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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Draw
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No Contest
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