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Billy Murray

W L D
59 16 9
44 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 86
rounds 669
KOs 48%
 
global ID 53008
birth nameJohn H. Marques
aliasFighting Billy Murray
born 1892-04-18
death date1926-03-04 / age 33
debut1910-05-14 / age 18
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach
74″   /   188cm
residence
Tucson, Arizona, USA
birth place
Petaluma, California, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
92 60 2 4 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1922-10-17
Jake Hyer1 0 0
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1920-03-08
Johnny Wilson31 14 2
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO2/12
 L 
TKO
2/12
  
Source: Boston Globe. The date of this fight is often incorrectly shown as March 9, 1920.
1918-10-04
K O Kruvosky25 8 9
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO3/4
 L 
TKO
3/4
  
1918-09-27
Spud Murphy17 3 8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1918-09-20
Spud Murphy17 3 7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1918-09-19
Marine Hansel2 1 0
Fort McDowell, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1918-09-13
Marty Farrell9 1 3
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1918-09-06
K O Kruvosky24 7 8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1918-08-15
Billy Neal1 1 3
Camp Fremont, California, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1918-08-12
Sergeant O'Neilldebut
Fort McDowell, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1918-07-20
Jack Hall16 4 1
Angel Island, California, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
Result unknown
1918-06-11
Frank Barrieau53 9 14
Shipbuilder's Club, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1917-06-13
Frank Barrieau36 6 10
West Oakland Club, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1917-06-05
Battling Ortega34 2 5
Oaks Ballpark, Emeryville, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1917-03-07
Jack Hall10 1 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1917-01-31
Battling Rector8 2 1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1917-01-24
Mexican Kid Carter11 9 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1916-12-14
Sailor Ed Petroskey12 13 17
Taft, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1916-11-01
160Sailor Ed Petroskey17011 12 17
Arctic Street Arena, San Diego, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1916-09-04
Bob McAllister7 1 5
Coffroth's Open Air Pavilion, Daly City, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1916-04-11
Al Sommers6 0 6
Rose City A.C., Portland, Oregon, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1916-03-17
Jimmy Darcy6 4 9
Rose City A.C., Portland, Oregon, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Trambitas was down in the 3rd
1916-03-14
Steve Reynolds11 9 10
Tivoli Theater, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Lonnie Austin
1916-03-02
Frank Farmer13 3 8
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Arthur Schock
1915-11-01
160Les Darcy16234 4 0
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LRTD6/20
 L 
RTD
6/20
  
referee: Val Quirk
Melbourne Argus
1915-09-18
Eddie McGoorty52 5 9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LKO4/20
 L 
KO
4/20
  
1915-09-04
160Les Darcy15931 4 0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
World Middleweight Title
Australian Version
Sydney Morning Herald
1915-07-24
Mick King18 7 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1915-05-11
George KO Brown9 7 4
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-04-06
Jack Dillon65 2 7
Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-02-02
Tommy Gibbons8 0 0
Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-01-08
158½Eddie McGoorty158¼50 4 9
Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press; Indianapolis Star (Umpire Bill Brennan)
1914-12-15
Tommy Nickola22 5 9
Oakland, California, USA
W TKO5/15
 W  
TKO
5/15
  
Nicola's seconds threw up the sponge. Murray's manager at this time is Jack Kearns, who later was made famous by his future client Jack Dempsey. Tacoma Daily News
1914-11-26
Sailor Ed Petroskey11 10 16
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO2/20
 W  
KO
2/20
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1914-09-30
George Chip22 5 1
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USA
LKO4/20
 L 
KO
4/20
  
referee: Jim Griffin
1914-07-04
George Chip20 5 1
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USA
LKO15/15
 L 
KO
15/15
  
referee: Jim Griffin
1914-06-11
158Al McCoy15726 3 3
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision was a draw according to the New York Times, but most New York City newspapers gave it to Murray (Jack Kincaid). It was felt that this was a dreadful fight.
1914-05-21
157Al McCoy154½26 3 3
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Murray won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times, and to other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1914-04-03
Jimmy Clabby59 7 18
Coffroth's Open Air Pavilion, Daly City, California, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jim Griffin
1914-02-23
Leo Houck22 6 3
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USA
W TKO14/20
 W  
TKO
14/20
  
1914-01-30
Tommy Nickola16 4 6
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Jim Griffin
1914-01-23
Al Rogers26 6 8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Jim Griffin
1914-01-01
Anton LaGrave20 5 11
Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
LaGrave's corner threw in the towel.
1913-12-12
Fritz Holland15 5 7
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-12-05
Jack Machedodebut
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
1913-11-19
Toby Miller5 7 3
West Oakland Club, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1913-11-11
Johnny McCarthy17 5 12
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown. ("McCarty," per 1915 T. S. Andrews.)
1913-10-20
Johnny McCarthy16 5 11
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown. ("McCarty," per 1915 T. S. Andrews.)
1913-09-09
Toby Miller5 5 3
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-08-18
Joe Greggains8 5 1
W KO14/0
 W  
KO
14/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-07-27
Stockyards Tommy Murphy0 1 0
W KO10/0
 W  
KO
10/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-07-07
Joe Greggains8 4 1
W KO14/0
 W  
KO
14/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-06-26
Anton LaGrave19 3 10
W KO14/0
 W  
KO
14/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-06-16
Russell Kane1 4 2
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-06-06
Russell Kane1 3 2
W KO10/0
 W  
KO
10/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-05-25
Jack Fitzgerald0 3 0
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-05-15
Jack Fitzgerald0 2 0
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-05-05
Spike Madisondebut
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-04-24
Norman Stone4 2 3
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-04-04
Elmer Carlsondebut
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-03-23
Eddie Troydebut
W KO9/0
 W  
KO
9/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-03-13
Tommy Tucker0 1 0
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-03-03
Frank Fields32 9 14
W KO20/20
 W  
KO
20/20
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown. (Win on points?)
1913-02-22
Frank Purtelldebut
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-02-02
Jimmy O'Daydebut
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-01-17
Joe Greggains8 2 1
Sacramento, California, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1913-01-10
Kid Lafayette1 1 1
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1913-01-01
Montana Kid5 7 5
W KO11/0
 W  
KO
11/0
  
Exact date in 1913 & location unknown.
1912-12-12
Frank Fields32 9 13
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-11-11
Mickey Donovan0 1 0
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-10-10
Frank Fields32 8 13
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-09-19
Eddie Cerf4 2 1
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-09-09
Mickey Donovandebut
W KO12/0
 W  
KO
12/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-09-02
Chick Brown2 0 1
Fellows, California, USA
W TKO11/0
 W  
TKO
11/0
  
1912-08-08
Harvey Knightdebut
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-07-07
Jerrie Hannagandebut
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-07-04
Jack Fitzgerald0 3 2
Blaisdell Opera House, Taft, California, USA
W KO17/0
 W  
KO
17/0
  
1912-06-15
Jack Fitzgerald0 2 2
Taft, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1912-06-06
Danny Cullen2 5 3
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-05-25
Billy Wrightdebut
Taft, California, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
Note- This result was found in the Midway Driller, a Taft newspaper.
1912-05-05
Jimmy Hayesdebut
W KO10/0
 W  
KO
10/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-04-27
Frank Fields32 7 12
Taft, California, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1912-04-04
Enier Hansondebut
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1912-03-03
Charley Burns0 1 0
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown. Correct Charles Burns uncertain.
1912-02-02
Willie Ruportdebut
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Exact date in 1912 & location unknown.
1911-09-23
Frank Fields31 7 12
Maricopa, California, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1911-01-17
Danny Cullen1 1 0
Taft, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1911-01-01
Kid Rosedebut
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
The result of this undated bout was found in a late 1912 edition of the Midway Driller. It is probable that the bout took place in 1911 or 1912
1910-07-01
Harry Knightdebut
W PTS0/0
 W  
PTS
0/0
  
The last six months of the 1910 Midway Driller are missing. According to a 1911 edition of the Midway Driller, this was Murray's last victory before 1911.
1910-06-18
Norman Stone2 1 3
Taft, California, USA
LPTS5/0
 L 
PTS
5/0
  
1910-05-28
Jerrie Hannagandebut
Taft, California, USA
NNC6/6
 N 
NC
6/6
  
Hanigan's opponent was listed as "Kid Murray." Murray may have won by knockout or by decision.
1910-05-14
? Kellydebut
Taft, California, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
Kelly's opponent was listed as "Kid Murray."
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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