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Billy Townsend
Global ID10137
sexmale
birthdate 1909-05-06
death date 1985-05-12 (76)
divisionlightweight
aliasBlond Tiger
country Canada
residenceNanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
birth placeDurham, County Durham, United Kingdom
won 66 (KO 23) + lost 27 (KO 11) + drawn 17 = 110
rounds boxed 770 KO% 20.91
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1937-11-02Sammy Luftspring12-2-0
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLTKO910
time: 2:15
1937-03-26Jack Sweeney
Powell River, British Columbia, CanadaWKO3
1937-02-26Bob Wood5-2-2
Powell River, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1937-01-21Truman Kennedy16-10-4
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1937-01-01Dusty Jones0-2-1
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1936-11-18Indian Billy Lee24-10-10
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1936-10-28Indian Billy Lee22-10-10
Denman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLSD1010
referee: Gil Martin
1936-10-14Harry Kinsey5-4-7
Denman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1936-10-07Swede Bill Olson
Denman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWKO26
1934-12-11Gordon Wallace23-8-19
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLKO1212
1934-06-04Bill Martin1-0-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald June 5, 1934
1934-04-21Jack Carroll67-11-3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLTKO915x2
referee: Bill Lang
The Argus,Melbourne April 23, 1934
1934-03-19Ralph Lenny60-7-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ1014x2
referee: Joe Wallis
"After Lenny had made an attractive showing Townsend had him in difficulties and he was down in the 10th round. When the refere had reached the count of seven, the manager entered the ring and the American was disqualified."
The Sydney Morning Herald March 20, 1934

1934-02-05Jimmy Kelso41-27-11
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald February 6, 1934
1934-01-22Jimmy Kelso40-27-11
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLDQ815x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald, January 23, 1934
1933-11-09Petey Mike20-18-11
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS1010
1933-10-31Alvin Lewis34-8-9
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS88
referee: Tommy McCarty | judge: Eddie O'Neill | judge: Al Rosenberg
1933-09-19Ah Wing Lee52-15-10
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS1010
1933-08-22Young Peter Jackson28-3-2
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS1010
Townsend was knocked down twice in the 7th from right hands.
1933-06-28Stanislaus Loayza70-21-5
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO210
referee: Leo Kid Roy
Loayza was down for nine-counts twice in the second round. Referee Roy stopped the bout. The Gazette
1933-06-07Gerry Emard31-19-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO110
time: 2:46
1933-05-10Billy Hogan11-2-2
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLPTS1010
1933-03-25Frankie Petrolle27-28-8
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1212
referee: Herschel Osbourne
The Toronto Star scored it 8-2-2 for Townsend.
1933-02-20Tommy Bland14-11-2
Mutual Street Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Herschel Osbourne
1933-02-03Tony Canzoneri89-11-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO110
time: 1:10
A right hand to the jaw, followed by three right hands to the temple, put Townsend down for the count.
1932-12-16Andy Saviola18-22-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO38
time: 1:23 | referee: Pete Hartley
Saviola was down once in the 2nd, and twice in the 3rd.
1932-11-21Frankie Petrolle26-24-8
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
1932-08-26Freddie Steele63-1-10
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS66
referee: Adolph Schacht
1932-08-11Battling Battalino41-16-2
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
Townsend was down in the 4th
1932-07-28Benny Leonard83-5-1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1932-04-05Joey Goodman55-14-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1932-03-14Johnny Nemis8-3-0
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO110
time: 1:42
1932-03-07Frankie Petrolle20-16-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1932-02-19Eddie Ran34-12-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO210
referee: Arthur Donovan
Ran was down in the 1st, but floored Townsend for the count with a right hand to the jaw in the 2nd.
1931-12-30Billy Petrolle81-18-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO710
1931-11-30Henry Perlick8-18-6
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO4
1931-11-09Andy Saviola15-18-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1931-10-16Paulie Walker24-8-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
The "crowd of about 6,000 which witnessed the struggle disagreed so violently with the award that it was impossible for the veteran announcer, Joe Humphries, to introduce the principals in the succeeding bout. The gathering almost to a man thought Townsend was entitled to the decision and reflected this attitude in a tremendous cheer for the invader from the Coast when he left the ring." New York Times
1931-10-09Eddie Ran30-9-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Townsend down in third
1931-09-25Vearl Whitehead24-9-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Freddie Gilmore
1931-09-07Sammy Aguirre44-15-6
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWKO210
Jack Johnson fought an exhibition bout of three, one minute rounds with Ernie Bickerton on this card.
1931-07-13Tommy Herman35-13-6
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1931-05-28Jimmy Britt25-7-18
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1931-05-11Tony Portillo33-15-10
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1931-04-10Mickey O'Neill13-5-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Larry McGrath
O'Neill was knocked down four times.
1931-03-31Joe Glick113-45-21
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Freddie Gilmore
1931-03-20Johnny Lamar85-27-28
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
1931-02-27Bobby Reister11-2-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO610
referee: Freddie Gilmore
Reister was knocked down three times in the 6th round.
1931-02-17Tod Morgan72-15-24
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Harry Lee
1931-01-19Jackie Horner25-24-8
Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO110
time: 0:35 | referee: Lou Marsh
A right hand to the back of Horner's ear put him down for the 10 count.
1930-11-21Bucky Lawless57-17-3
Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1930-10-23King Tut52-16-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALTKO610
1930-09-29Andy DiVodi62-11-7
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1930-08-18Joe Glick111-41-18
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Lou Marsh
"It was close, mighty close... at the end the fans were on their hind legs almost inarticulate from excitement. It was a grueling encounter, probably the fastest and most interesting fought here in years." - Toronto Star. Glick was fined $100 for fouls by referee Marsh.
1930-08-05Harry 'Kid' Brown60-24-8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1930-07-21Joey Medill34-6-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO110
time: 1:44 | referee: Abe Roth
1930-07-08Joey Medill33-6-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1930-06-23Jackie Purvis20-13-3
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO310
referee: Lou Marsh
Referee Marsh stopped the bout. Townsend is the Dominion Lightweight Champion at this time. The Globe
1930-05-09Doc Snell54-29-25
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Adolph Schacht | judge: Eddie O'Neill | judge: Carl Reiter
1930-04-28Al Gordon56-14-8
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1930-04-01Armando Santiago14-11-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 0:10
1930-02-11Armando Santiago14-10-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO610
Townsend was bleeding and staggering from the Cuban's attack in the early rounds when, in the sixth, a terrific right to Santiago's chin sent him to his corner where he fainted. He was unable to answer the gong at the opening of the seventh round.
1930-01-09Ritchie King44-30-17
Denman Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
King down in first; Townsend down twice
1929-12-13Al Foreman68-14-9
Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWMD1212
referee: Gil Martin
Canada lightweight title
"Townsend got the verdict on the vote of Referee Gil Martin and one of the judges. The other judge voted for a draw. . . .There were no knockdowns." (AP)
1929-11-01Tod Morgan66-13-22
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1010
1929-10-08Leslie (Wildcat) Carter53-8-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
time: 0:43
Carter was floored ten times in the first round--eight times for counts of five.
1929-09-17Doc Snell50-26-23
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USAWUD66
"Townsend found the sweeping blows of Snell's that start from the floor and carry the weight of a lightweight behind them - easy to avoid. They were dynamite and Townsend knew it, so he sidestepped, ducked and blocked every time he came in close to land his point counting smashes. It was a mighty tired young fighter that received the decision at the end of the fight. Snell seemed to have weathered the bout in better shape." Everett Daily Herald. It was also reported by the paper that this was Snell's first bout since New Year's Day, after a "long layoff from the ring due to his appendicitis operation." But he had had a bout with Eddie Mack a couple of months earlier, and that bout has been confirmed. Snell's operation had occurred February 2, and it is known he recuperated for at least three months afterward.
1929-08-27Leslie (Wildcat) Carter53-6-7
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USAWTKO26
referee: Harold Jones
1929-06-15Ritchie Mack14-3-2
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
1929-05-09Leslie (Wildcat) Carter51-5-7
Tacoma, Washington, USALPTS66
"Carter obviously fouled Townsend in the first round and as a result Townsend was taking a count as the bell ended the round, but despite this handicap Carter was forced to use all his speed to out-gallop the Canadian." The Seattle Daily Times.
1929-04-30Tommy Fielding1-2-2
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWUD1010
1929-04-25Frankie Britt52-32-44
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1929-04-09Joe Marcus30-11-10
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
1929-03-12Pedro Amador34-16-8
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
1929-02-19Pedro Amador34-15-8
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWTKO610
referee: Ralph Gruman
Amador knocked Townsend down in the fourth with a left hook to the body. Townsend was saved by the bell to end the round, and was battered early in the 5th. In the 6th he landed a right hand that dropped Amador for an eight count. Amador was dropped again and rose again, but referee Ralph Gruman stopped it shortly thereafter.
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