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Midget Smith

W L D
33 28 6
11 KOs 0 KOs
last 6


bouts 67
rounds 623
KOs 12%
 
global ID 50974
birth nameWilliam Joseph Smith
born 1899-12-03
death date1966-08-00 / age 66
debut1917-05-05 / age 17
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 0″   /   152cm
residence
New York, New York, USA
birth place
New York, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
92 250 9 13 3

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1927-02-15
Bud Taylor46 5 4
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Taylor won every round according to AP report and Indianapolis News.
1927-02-05
Bingo Bellodebut
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
The Chicago Tribune gave this as a fight between Midget Smith and "Binga Bella." Francisco Bella is unlikely to have been the man involved. However, no "Binga Bella" is known. Lud Abella of the Philippines was given consideration, but he had a fight in England too close to this date.
1926-12-28
Ray Rychell2 1 3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-11-10
Johnny Williams18 9 3
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from Boxing Blade, November 27, 1926, page 7.
1926-10-11
Joey Clein7 2 0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LDQ1/10
 L 
DQ
1/10
  
1926-09-10
Archie Bell24 5 7
DePaul University Athletic Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
This was a 10-rounder according to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1926-08-19
Archie Bell24 5 6
DePaul University Athletic Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1926-07-30
Charley Phil Rosenberg27 17 7
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LDQ5/10
 L 
DQ
5/10
  
1926-06-21
Ray Rychell1 1 2
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Hammond Lake County Times (Wouter Van Alst). The Chicago Tribune also had Rychell winning.
1925-11-24
121½Jackie Johnston122¾8 4 2
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Lou Marsh
"Johnston steadily outpointed him for 7 seven rounds and won the award by a good margin. Smith finished strong and had Johnston well plastered in gore, but the latter was really never in difficulty...it was a cracking good bout all the way." Toronto Star. Smith was fined $10 by the referee for kidney punching in the 2nd round.
1925-09-28
Kid Williams83 14 6
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LDQ7/12
 L 
DQ
7/12
  
New Kid Williams bout not previously displayed here. Baltimore Sun
1925-08-21
Kid Williams81 14 6
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1925-07-06
Charley Goodman28 16 7
New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1925-07-01
Charley Goodman27 16 7
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1925-04-20
121Bud Taylor12129 3 3
East Chicago, Indiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Taylor won seven rounds, "but it was a good fight."
1925-04-11
120Jackie Johnston1224 2 1
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Lou Marsh
One judge had it for Johnston, the other a draw with referee Marsh also voting for Johnston. Johnston down in round 2 for no count. "Smith won the fourth and tenth rounds, Johnston took the third, sixth, seventh and ninth. The rest were even." - Toronto Star
1924-11-07
119½Joe Ryder12221 17 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1924-10-04
Izzy Cooper12 11 4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1924-02-04
120Eddie Martin118½48 2 1
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Tommy Sheridan   judges: Billy 'Kid' McPartlandHerman Kahn
1924-01-01
124¾Kid Williams122¾75 12 5
Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Eddie Purdy
1923-12-18
Joey Schwartz4 3 3
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-11-17
121½Ansel Bell119¾50 11 12
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1923-10-09
Vic Foley18 3 7
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1923-10-03
Johnny Farr10 3 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1923-08-28
Young Farrell46 33 45
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1923-08-16
Dick Griffin30 13 11
El Dorado, Arkansas, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
1923-08-13
123¼Eddie Coulon125½31 16 11
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO8/15
 W  
KO
8/15
  
Reported as an 8-round knockout by Smith in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid), not 3 rounds as shown here previously.
1923-07-27
124Young Barrere121½21 13 4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LDQ2/15
 L 
DQ
2/15
  
Bouts on this program were all reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
1923-07-04
Frankie Jumatti3 5 0
Casper, Wyoming, USA
W TKO9/0
 W  
TKO
9/0
  
1923-06-20
Bud Hamilton11 2 2
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1923-06-08
Earl Puryear21 16 24
Casper, Wyoming, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1923-05-15
121½Bobby Eber11832 4 7
Arena, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Hugh Hayes
Eber knocked down to one knee in round 3. The Toronto Star scored it 5-3, with 2 even for Eber.
1923-04-23
Pete Zivic16 2 0
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post, which stated that Zivic was the clear winner.
1923-04-19
Young Montreal50 14 6
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1923-04-16
Patsy Wallace6 8 1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS8/8
 D 
NWS
8/8
  
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) favored Smith, but the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) gave the edge to Wallace.
1923-04-04
120Joe Lynch11841 6 5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune)
Lynch down for a nine-count in second
1923-03-22
Johnny Kaiser6 1 2
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-03-17
Larry Goldberg16 8 5
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1923-02-21
Joe Burman34 2 5
Suburban Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1923-02-02
Mickey Delmont9 11 2
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Date: Saturday, February 3, 1923 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 7
1923-01-25
126Curly Wilshur123½14 7 7
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Lou Marsh
The bout was close through eight rounds, but Smith won the last two rounds decisively and had Wilshur hanging on to avoid a knock out at the final bell. "One judge gave the bout to Smith and the other called it a draw. The referee voted for Smith." - Toronto Star
1923-01-15
Joe Burman34 2 5
Detroit, Michigan, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Burman won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1922-12-22
118Joe Lynch116¾40 6 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
1922-12-18
Johnny Curtin18 7 2
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
(Observer-Dispatch)
1922-12-14
Frankie Daly4 27 2
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican
1922-11-17
Young Montreal50 10 5
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Tuthill
Smith won the "newspaper decision." (Detroit Free Press)
1922-10-06
Jack 'Kid' Wolfe31 9 9
McKinney A.C., Canton, Ohio, USA
DNWS12/12
 D 
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Lima News
1922-09-15
122Mike Dundee12211 3 2
Mullen-Sager Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Dundee won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1922-08-23
Stewart McLean6 0 0
Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
1922-08-11
Mickey Delmont9 9 2
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-08-02
120Frankie Coster11710 8 4
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-07-14
121Frankie Coster1179 8 4
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-06-01
120Joe Lynch11935 5 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Patsy Haley   judges: E.T. BeckerCharles Miles
1922-05-22
Charley Kohler12 5 3
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1922-05-15
120¼Danny Edwards121½80 34 38
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1922-03-20
118¾Joe Burman118½31 2 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1922-03-10
120Roy Moore12150 31 21
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Date: Saturday, March 11, 1922 Paper: Jersey Journal (Jersey City, NJ) Page: 12
1922-03-07
120½Frankie Daly1194 21 2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Smith's first bout since a recent illness. New York Times
1922-02-27
121Mickey Delmont119½8 8 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public Ledger.
1921-12-22
119½Pete Herman118½59 12 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1921-11-25
119Joe Lynch117½29 4 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1921-11-01
Barry Hill2 4 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1921-10-07
120Joe Burman122½29 2 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1921-10-06
Mickey Delmont4 5 2
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1921-09-23
Memphis Pal Moore72 12 16
Sager's Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Moore won the newspaper decision (Aurora Daily Star) .
1921-09-09
120Joe Burman29 2 5
Twin Cities A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
A 10-round draw "in the opinion of newspaper experts at the ringside. One newspaper man gave Burman a shade. (Decatur Daily Review)
1921-08-10
Young Montreal42 8 4
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1921-07-22
Joe Burman29 2 5
Twin Cities A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Chicago Tribune)
1921-07-07
Cowboy Eddie Anderson12 3 1
Brighton S.C., Staten Island, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1921-05-02
120¼Jackie Sharkey118¾7 10 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1921-04-23
Roy Moore48 25 20
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Each was paid $1500. Montreal Gazette
1921-04-07
118½Jackie Sharkey1196 9 7
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Tommy Smith
1921-03-21
119½Jackie Sharkey121½6 9 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Artie McGovern   judges: Jim ShortellCharles Thornley
1921-03-02
Marty Collins1 2 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1921-02-22
119Georgie Lee11718 10 12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:27   referee: James Sullivan
1921-02-07
Dick Atkins6 4 8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
Referee Dick Nugent of Buffalo, NY
1920-12-22
117Johnny Buff11410 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-12-02
118Philly Franchini115½1 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:21
1920-11-04
Eddie Fletcher1 4 0
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1920-10-20
Mickey Delmont4 2 2
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
1920-10-16
Paddy Owens13 15 10
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman).
1920-10-08
Mickey Delmont4 2 2
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
1920-10-04
Willie Spencer6 3 0
Wethersfield Baseball Grounds, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1920-09-21
Young Baker9 15 1
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W TKO8/0
 W  
TKO
8/0
  
The referee stopped the bout.
1920-06-25
Dutch Brandt10 7 3
Hudson Theatre, Schenectady, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Schenectady Gazette
1920-04-10
Al Chaneydebut
Vista Allegre Bull Ring, Panama City, Panama
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
From the Panama Star & Herald.
1920-02-07
Young Bernardidebut
Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City, Panama
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
From the Panama Star & Herald.
1919-09-14
Young Maresca1 2 0
American Theater, Colon, Panama
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
From the Panama Star & Herald. Smith had been at sea and had not fought since service boxing was shut down in Panama.
1917-11-17
Sailor Hammer0 1 0
Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City, Panama
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
Panamanian bantamweight title
From the Panama Star & Herald.
1917-10-10
115½Tony Vierra122½2 0 0
Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City, Panama
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
From the Panama Star & Herald.
1917-07-22
Sailor Hammerdebut
Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City, Panama
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
vacant Panamanian bantamweight title
From the Panama Star & Herald. Hammer was stated to be the bantamweight champion of the U.S. Navy.
1917-05-05
Young Smithdebut
Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City, Panama
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the Panama Star & Herald. Midget Smith became a well known featherweight in the United States several years later.
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No Contest
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