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Les Darcy

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46 4 0
29 KOs 0 KOs
last 6


bouts 50
rounds 535
KOs 58%
 
global ID 39979
birth nameJames Leslie Darcy
aliasThe Maitland Wonder
born 1895-10-31
death date1917-05-24 / age 21
debut1910-01-01 / age 14
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
birth place
Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1916-09-30
159¾George Chip159¾30 8 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO9/20
 W  
KO
9/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version
Darcy died of pneumonia on 24th May 1917
Brisbane Courier October 2, 1916
1916-09-09
159¼Jimmy Clabby153¾66 10 20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
World Middleweight Title
Australian version
Brisbane Courier September 11, 1916
1916-08-16
162½Dave Smith162½36 9 3
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W RTD11/20
 W  
RTD
11/20
  
referee: Snowy Baker
Australian heavyweight title
Brisbane Courier August 17, 1916
1916-06-24
160¼Dave Smith16235 7 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
Australian heavyweight title
The Argus June 24, 1916
1916-05-29
161½Buck Crouse167¼53 3 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO2/20
 W  
KO
2/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
Sydney Morning Herald
1916-05-13
158Alex Costica154¾15 5 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO4/20
 W  
TKO
4/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version
The police stopped the fight after Costica had been badly punished
The Argus May 15, 1916
1916-04-08
157George KO Brown16411 10 4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
The Argus April 10, 1916
1916-03-25
163¾Les O'Donnell169½14 8 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD7/20
 W  
RTD
7/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
Australian heavyweight title
The Argus March 27, 1916
1916-02-19
163½Harold Hardwick1764 3 0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO7/20
 W  
TKO
7/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
Australian heavyweight title
The Argus February 21, 1916
1916-01-15
165George KO Brown162½9 7 4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
The Argus January 17, 1916
1915-12-27
159¼Eddie McGoorty159¾55 5 9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO8/20
 W  
TKO
8/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version
After McGoorty was down in the 8th "he had no chance of winning" and his corner threw in the towel. (Brisbane Courier)
1915-11-01
162Billy Murray16047 7 6
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W RTD6/20
 W  
RTD
6/20
  
referee: Val Quirk
Melbourne Argus
1915-10-23
159¼Jimmy Clabby153¾62 9 19
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
World Middleweight title
Australian Version
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-10-09
159¼Fred Dyer15030 3 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD6/20
 W  
RTD
6/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-09-04
159Billy Murray16047 5 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-07-31
159½Eddie McGoorty159¼51 4 9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO15/20
 W  
TKO
15/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version

Sydney Morning Herald
1915-06-12
159Mick King15918 6 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD10/20
 W  
RTD
10/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Australian middleweight title
World middleweight title
Australian Version

Sydney Morning Herald
1915-05-22
159Jeff Smith15927 2 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W DQ2/20
 W  
DQ
2/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-05-01
157½Fritz Holland158¾21 7 9
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W RTD13/20
 W  
RTD
13/20
  
referee: Ed Newhouse
Melbourne Argus
1915-04-03
157¼Henri Demlen148½18 6 9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO5/20
 W  
TKO
5/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-03-13
157¾Fritz Holland157½21 6 9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-02-27
157Frank Loughrey149½14 5 8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-01-23
155Jeff Smith16024 2 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LDQ5/20
 L 
DQ
5/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version

Sydney Morning Herald
1914-12-26
155Fred Dyer14928 2 2
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Peter Flannagan
Brisbane Courier December 28, 1914
1914-11-07
156½Gus Christie158¾19 3 1
Rushcutter's Bay Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1914-10-05
156½Victor KO Marchand15810 6 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W KO5/20
 W  
KO
5/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1914-09-12
157¾Fritz Holland155¼19 5 8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LDQ18/20
 L 
DQ
18/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1914-07-18
155½Fritz Holland156½18 5 8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1914-04-23
154Billy McNabb1575 3 0
Andrews Stadium, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD4/20
 W  
RTD
4/20
  
referee: Walter Weekes
Newcastle Morning Herald
1914-03-21
153Bob Whitelaw14722 13 4
Andrews Stadium, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W KO5/20
 W  
KO
5/20
  
referee: Walter Weekes
This previously showed as Australian Welterweight Title. This is not the case as weights show.
Newcastle Morning Herald
1914-01-30
151½Young Hanley147½3 9 1
Olympia A.C. Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD5/20
 W  
RTD
5/20
  
referee: Walter Weekes
Sydney Morning Herald
1914-01-05
150Jack Clarke15020 15 2
Olympia A.C. Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO9/20
 W  
TKO
9/20
  
referee: Walter Weekes
Date and Darcy's opponent confirmed by local, contemporary newspaper. (Note, not 15 January, and not Jack Clare, as given by other sources)The Referee/Sydney Morning Herald
1913-11-03
147Bob Whitelaw14621 12 4
Victoria Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
Australian welterweight title
Newcastle Morning Herald
1913-10-25
148Billy McNabb1552 2 0
Maitland Stadium, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jim Barron
Maitland Mercury
1913-09-27
149Joe Shakespeare1530 5 1
Maitland Stadium, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD7/20
 W  
RTD
7/20
  
referee: W. Brien
Maitland Mercury
1913-07-19
148Reg Regio Delaney1514 4 1
Andrew's Ascot Stadium, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD8/20
 W  
RTD
8/20
  
referee: W. Brien
Maitland Mercury
1913-03-15
147Billy Hannan14121 8 3
Andrew's Ascot Stadium, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO18/20
 W  
TKO
18/20
  
referee: Mick Dunn
Police Intervened
Maitland Mercury
1912-12-14
139Jim Burns1380 1 0
Adelphi Hall, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W KO11/20
 W  
KO
11/20
  
referee: W. Brien
Maitland Mercury
1912-11-04
135Dave Depena1372 2 0
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W TKO9/20
 W  
TKO
9/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
Newcastle Morning Herald
1912-09-28
135Peter Barnes138debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD9/10
 W  
RTD
9/10
  
referee: Les O'Donnell
Final 10 st Competiion
Maitland Mercuty
1912-09-21
134Peter Devon137debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD6/8
 W  
RTD
6/8
  
referee: Les O'Donnell
Semi-Final 10 st Competition
Newcastle Morning Herald
1912-09-14
133Harry Richards136debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Les O'Donnell
Newcastle Morning Herald
1912-08-24
133Jim Burns134debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Jack Read
Newcastle Morning Herald
1912-05-04
134Tom Page138debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Les O'Donnell
Final 10 st Competition
Newcastle Morning Herald
1912-04-27
132Harry Emery136debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Les O'Donnell
Semi-final 10 st Competition
Newcastle Morning Herald
1912-04-06
131? Rhymer137debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
referee: Les O'Donnell
Newcastle Morning Herald
1912-03-30
132R Fairbairn136debut
Summer Park, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
W RTD4/6
 W  
RTD
4/6
  
referee: Les O'Donnell
Newcastle Morning Herald
1911-07-26
133Tom Donohue1340 1 0
Andrew's Ascot Stadium, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Sam Chapman
Maitland Mercury
1910-01-02
126Sid Pascoe125debut
Andrew's Ascot Stadium, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Date in 1910 unknown
1910-01-01
126Guv'nor Balsa126debut
Thornton, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS11/10
 W  
PTS
11/10
  
Date in 1910 unknown
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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