Bill Lang
Global ID10819
birthdate 1883-07-08
death date 1952-09-03 (69)
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach73″   /   185cm
country Australia
residenceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
birth placeMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
birth nameWilliam Langfranchi
won 27 (KO 21) + lost 14 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 43
rounds boxed 415
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 6
Total Bouts 44 KO% 47.73

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1916-11-25Tom McMahon17-7-4
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLKO520x2
Brisbane Courier November 27, 1916
1914-10-05Fred Storbeck7-7-1
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLDQ1820x2
1914-04-04Arthur Pelkey17-6-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1920
1913-11-05Dave Smith26-3-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
vacant Australian heavyweight title
1913-08-16'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran32-18-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
1913-05-03'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran32-17-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
1912-01-24Jim Barry21-11-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
1911-10-28Sam McVea44-5-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO220
Australian heavyweight title
1911-09-09Jack Lester13-1-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
Australian heavyweight title
1911-08-09Bill Squires20-9-0
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO520
Australian heavyweight title
1911-05-13Jack Lester13-0-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ620
Australian heavyweight title
1911-02-21Sam Langford64-6-18
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ620x2
referee: Eugene Corri
Newcastle Journal - Wednesday 22 February 1911
1911-01-18'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran20-5-1
Olympia AC, London, United KingdomLDQ120x2
referee: Eugene Corri
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Lang hit Curran while he was down
Newcastle Journal - Thursday 19 January 1911

1910-12-26Salinas Jack Burns5-3-1
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO1220x2
1910-09-05Al Kaufman18-1-0
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Billy Roche
(Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911)According to most published reports, Kaufman had a 20-pound advantage over Lang. Attendance was estimated at between seven and eight thousand. Kaufman took round 1, Lang the next two, then Kaufman took over, capturing the last three in a row. Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave their newspaper decisions to Kaufman.
1910-04-11Tommy Burns42-3-8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
referee: Hugh McIntosh
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Australian heavyweight title
1910-01-17Bill Squires20-8-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO720
Australian heavyweight title
1909-12-27Bob Fitzsimmons63-7-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1220
referee: Arthur Scott
Australian heavyweight title
Sydney Morning Herald December 28, 1909
1909-10-25Bill Squires20-7-0
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO2020
Australian heavyweight title
Tommy Burns was a cornerman for Squires in this fight
1909-02-03Bill Squires20-6-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1720
Australian heavyweight title
1908-11-16Jim Griffin21-5-1
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO520
Australian heavyweight title
1908-09-02Tommy Burns41-2-8
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLKO620
referee: Hugh McIntosh
World Heavyweight Title
Burns knocked down in the 2nd round
Given weights announced in the ring from the next-day Melbourne newspaper The Age.

1908-07-20Jim Griffin19-4-0
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO620
referee: Harry Nathan
Australian heavyweight title
1908-03-09Bill Smith11-6-1
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO120
Australian heavyweight title
1908-02-17Peter Felix21-14-7
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO720
Australian heavyweight title
1907-12-23Ed Williams9-10-1
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO320
Australian heavyweight title
1907-11-06Arthur Cripps21-5-1
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO820
Australian heavyweight title
1907-10-03Peter Felix21-13-7
Hippodrome, Broken Hill, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1220
vacant Australian heavyweight title
1907-09-16George Ruenalf6-5-2
Hippodrome, Broken Hill, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ320
Australian Resident heavyweight title
1907-08-19Mike Williams13-5-0
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO120
Australian Resident heavyweight title
1907-07-08Dick Kernick2-2-0
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO220
Australian Resident heavyweight title
1907-05-27Peter Kling10-2-0
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO920
Australian Resident Heavyweight title
1907-05-18Finn McLean1-3-0
Hippodrome, Broken Hill, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO420
1907-03-04Jack Johnson30-5-7
Richmond Race Course, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLTKO920
referee: Mick McInerey
1906-12-10Peter Kling8-1-0
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWDQ520
1906-10-29Tom Fennessy0-3-0
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO1420
1906-04-20Bob Fraser8-8-1
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020
1906-03-12Malley Jackson1-0-0
Cyclorama, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWDQ320
1905-12-11Ed Williams5-5-1
Olympia AC, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020
1905-11-11Tom Liggins
Date & location unknown. Source: IBRO Journal #66.
1905-09-04Pat Farley0-1-0
Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO710
1905-08-14Ed Keys0-1-0
Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO210
1905-05-02Bob Fraser5-5-1
Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLDQ920x2
1905-01-09Young Starlight2-8-2
Queen's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDPTS520
Police intervened


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