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Mick King

W L D
37 27 13
19 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 81
rounds 857
KOs 23%
 
global ID 72918
birth nameJoseph Wakefield Kemp
born 1893-06-24
death date1949-03-20 / age 55
debut1912-08-05 / age 19
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
residence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1920-07-13
Frank Barrieau66 11 21
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
LKO6/15
 L 
KO
6/15
  
King was knocked down 4 times
1920-05-24
Art Magirl58 17 10
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
W RTD4/15
 W  
RTD
4/15
  
"Mick King, Australian middleweight, forced Art Magirl of Minneapolis to quit in the fourth round on account of sickness in a scheduled 15 round bout..."Lethbridge Herald
1920-04-20
Eddie KO Fingard6 3 4
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1920-01-21
Eddie KO Fingard5 2 4
Board of Trade Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1919-11-27
Tommy Gibbons13 0 0
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1919-09-11
Gordon McKay7 1 7
Athletic Club, Ontario, Oregon, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: H. H. Tunny
1919-09-01
Frank Barrieau60 10 16
Liberty Gardens, Boise, Idaho, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
Observers felt that Barrieau won 11 of the 12 rounds despite being outweighed by some 20 pounds. Afterwards, state commissioner Thomas Sherlock threatened to have King barred from future contests in Idaho, accusing him of "stalling" most of the time.--(Boise Capital News), 9/2/1919
1919-07-12
Frank Barrieau58 10 16
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
LKO6/12
 L 
KO
6/12
  
1919-05-28
Frank Barrieau57 10 16
Brighouse Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Barrieau claimed to be the Canadian Middleweight Champion at this time. This bout may have been for that title.(Al Ross of Winnipeg had a prior claim to the Dominion title.) Mick King was billed as the Australian middleweight champion.
1919-05-06
Soldier Bartfield35 5 0
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Referee: Jimmy Britt.
1919-03-18
Frank Barrieau56 9 15
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1919-02-25
Jimmy Darcy25 16 22
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1919-02-06
Frank Farmer26 8 14
Eagles Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Farmer later turned down a rematch with King over 15 rounds in Calgary.
1919-01-07
K O Kruvosky27 9 9
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight Title
Kruvosky retains
1918-11-07
Battling Ortega41 5 10
Butte, Montana, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1918-09-21
Battling Ortega41 4 10
Deer Lodge, Montana, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1918-09-02
Leo Bens16 5 7
Butte, Montana, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1918-08-16
Bob McAllister13 3 6
Fort Lawton, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO8/0
 W  
TKO
8/0
  
referee: Ted Whitman
Referee Whitman stopped the bout. Benefit for the Fort Lawton Fourteenth Infantry Athletic Fund.
1918-07-27
Bob McAllister13 3 5
Univ. of Wash. Athletic Field, Seattle, Washington, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Held on Naval property, allowing the bout to go 10 rounds
1918-07-04
Jimmy Darcy21 16 16
Elliott Park Arena, Everett, Washington, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Pacific Coast Middleweight Title
King is also the Australian Middleweight Champion, per the Everett Daily Herald. Referee: Sgt. Joe Ralston. (Uncertain whether this was a four or six-rounder.)
1918-05-21
Marty Farrell7 0 2
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1918-04-30
Frank Farmer21 7 12
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
1918-04-24
Marty O'Farrelldebut
11th Street Playhouse, Portland, Oregon, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
1918-04-19
Jack Clifforddebut
Aberdeen, Washington, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Clifford's seconds threw up the sponge. Tacoma Tribune
1918-04-16
158Jim Jam Barry1751 5 2
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1918-04-11
Frank Farmer20 7 12
Tahoma Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
King loses title, but retains his Coast Middleweight Title. "When the decision was given to Farmer the crowd acted as no other ever did at a Tacoma fight. Bankers, loggers, fishermen and men from every walk of life leaped into the ring." Tacoma Tribune
1918-04-02
Jimmy Darcy20 14 16
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Pacific Coast Middleweight Title
1918-03-12
Chet McIntyre11 2 3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Adolph Schacht
1918-03-05
Al Sommers15 3 15
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
King retains
1918-02-28
Frank Farmer19 7 11
Tahoma Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Arthur Schock
Schock officiated all bouts on this show, while Tom Armstrong handled the bell. Corp. Lloyd ireland (Kid Irish, retired wrestling champion) was in Farmer's corner. A capacity crowd attended, with people turned away at the door.
1918-02-15
Chet McIntyre11 1 3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
1918-02-08
Steve Reynolds18 12 15
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Adolph Schacht
1917-11-09
Marty Farrell4 0 1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
NNC3/4
 N 
NC
3/4
  
referee: Toby Irwin
Irwin stopped the bout, as neither were fighting very hard.
1917-10-05
Jack Downey30 14 38
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1917-09-28
Frank Barrieau44 7 12
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1917-09-14
Wild Willie Webb20 9 7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1917-09-07
K O Kruvosky14 5 2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1917-06-20
Frank Barrieau37 6 10
Arena, Emeryville, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1917-05-23
Bud Clancydebut
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1917-05-07
Jack McCarron34 2 5
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1916-08-19
168Buck Crouse17055 5 3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Val Quirk
Brisbane Courier August 21, 1916
1916-06-24
159½Fred Kay148½20 4 2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Val Quirk
Australian middleweight title
The Argus June 24, 1916
1916-06-10
164Buck Crouse17053 4 3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Val Quirk
The Argus June 12, 1916
1916-05-27
159½Fritz Holland159½28 12 10
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Val Quirk
The Argus May 29, 1916
1916-04-29
157Fritz Maki15720 4 3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1916-03-11
156Fritz Maki15420 4 2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Driscoll
The Argus March 13, 1916
1916-02-19
154Red Watson15019 17 11
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Driscoll
Brisbane Courier
1916-01-22
158½Fritz Holland15824 10 10
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Driscoll
Australian middleweight title
Brisbane Courier
1916-01-01
159Jimmy Clabby156½62 10 20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Arthur Scott
The Argus January 3, 1916
1915-12-03
Eddie McGoorty54 5 9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LTKO11/20
 L 
TKO
11/20
  
1915-07-24
Billy Murray47 4 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1915-06-12
159Les Darcy15929 4 0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LRTD10/20
 L 
RTD
10/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
Australian middleweight title
World middleweight title
Australian Version

Sydney Morning Herald
1915-04-05
Harold Hardwick1 0 0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1915-02-20
156½Jeff Smith158½25 2 1
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
World middleweight title
Australian Version
1915-01-09
Frank Loughrey14 5 7
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1915-01-07
Jimmy Fitton0 1 0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
1914-12-26
154¾Jeff Smith158¼23 2 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
World middleweight title
Australian Version
According to the Sydney newspaper, Smith won decisively and King had trouble landing. King went down in the 3rd from a left hook.
1914-12-24
Jimmy Fittondebut
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
1914-11-28
157¼Jeff Smith15723 1 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Harald Baker
World middleweight title
Australian Version
According to the vast majority of the press at ringside, Smith deserved the decision.
1914-09-19
155Gus Christie15518 2 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1914-09-17
Fred Harrison5 3 0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
1914-08-08
Arthur Evernden15 10 2
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W TKO10/20
 W  
TKO
10/20
  
vacant Australian middleweight title
1914-07-18
Nat Williams13 3 3
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W TKO10/20
 W  
TKO
10/20
  
1914-06-27
Albert Scanlon15 8 4
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W TKO6/20
 W  
TKO
6/20
  
1914-06-16
Jack Clark1 0 0
Princess Court, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen.
1914-03-17
Larry Foran6 2 0
Olympia A.C. Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
W DQ4/20
 W  
DQ
4/20
  
1914-01-26
Sailor Browndebut
King's Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
W TKO9/20
 W  
TKO
9/20
  
Tasmania State middleweight title
1913-12-30
Nugget Scanlon3 2 0
King's Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
W KO13/20
 W  
KO
13/20
  
Bob Yalen's research reports this fight took place on December 29, 1913.
1913-11-17
Jim Lyons7 4 0
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W TKO14/20
 W  
TKO
14/20
  
1913-09-30
Charlie Bogginsdebut
Masonic Hall, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
W KO6/20
 W  
KO
6/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen.
1913-09-23
Will Hartdebut
King's Hall, Northampton, Australia
W KO4/20
 W  
KO
4/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen.
1913-08-18
Arthur Browndebut
King's Hall, Northampton, Australia
W TKO10/20
 W  
TKO
10/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen. (Is this correct Arthur Brown?)
1913-05-07
Kid George0 2 1
Boulder, Western Australia, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1913-03-24
Kid George0 2 0
King's Palace, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen.
1913-02-15
Cock Moirdebut
King's Palace, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
W TKO5/20
 W  
TKO
5/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen.
1912-12-26
Ed Lennon0 1 0
Freemantle Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
W KO11/20
 W  
KO
11/20
  
1912-12-14
Nugget Pricedebut
His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
W TKO3/20
 W  
TKO
3/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen.
1912-09-09
Tim Land15 7 1
Boulder, Western Australia, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1912-08-05
Tim Land12 7 1
Boulder, Western Australia, Australia
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1912-07-20
Steve Clohessydebut
King's Palace, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Researched by Bob Yalen.
1912-02-24
Zuludebut
Freemantle Stadium, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Zulu's first name not given. Researched by Bob Yalen.
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No Contest
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