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Willie Fitzgerald
Global ID11019
sexmale
birthdate 1881-04-12
death date 1928-02-24 (46)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasFighting Harp
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeWaterford, Ireland
birth nameWilliam Michael Fitzgerald
won 52 (KO 36) + lost 17 (KO 5) + drawn 14 = 85
rounds boxed 748
Newspaper Decisions won 50 : lost 11 : drawn 11
rounds boxed 482
Total Bouts 157 KO% 22.93
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1913-11-22Soldier Bartfield17-1-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO810
1913-10-11Dave Kurtz9-3-0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ610
referee: Patsy Haley
1913-09-06Dave Kurtz9-3-0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
New York Times, and New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-02-08Jack Lundy3-1-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-01-29Italian Joe Gans11-0-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times. This was a promotion of the Royale A.C.
1913-01-01Jack Smith2-9-0
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO510
1912-12-30Jack Lundy3-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Fitzgerald's first fight, "after an absence of almost (half of) a year."(New York Times) Also, newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This was a promotion of the Royale A.C.
1912-06-15Al McCoy16-2-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1912-05-11Terry Mitchell9-0-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid & Paul Zabala).
1912-03-30Italian Joe Gans10-0-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Gans was still being billed as "Young Joe Gans."
1912-03-25Morris Bloom7-4-1
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1912-02-27Italian Joe Gans10-0-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), and from the New York Times. Gans was billed as "Young Joe Gans," the name by which he was known in his early ring career.
1912-01-01Jack Lundy3-0-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1911-11-20Johnny Dohan13-6-5
Carlyle A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ510
1911-11-11Harry Powers8-2-0
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1911-07-06Willie Keeler1-0-0
Chadwick Park, Albany, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Albany Times-Union (Paul Zabala). This was a promotion of the North End A.C.
1911-06-26Dick Doyle1-2-0
Grogan A.C., Watervliet, New York, USAWKO110
1910-03-26Young Erne19-10-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Erne.
1910-01-21Billy Griffith8-9-6
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWTKO710
1909-03-25Paddy Lavin23-2-9
Reading, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1909-01-26Young Donahue19-9-13
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1908-11-21Young Loughrey21-4-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw," but the Philadelphia Record called loughrey the winner.
1908-10-02Leach Cross10-2-1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALNWS66
referee: Billy Joh
Cross won the newspaper decision (New York Times), and from other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-09-12Leach Cross10-2-1
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USAWNWS66
referee: Charlie White
Fitzgerald won the newspaper decision (New York Times), and from other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This program was promoted by the National A.C. Cross accused one of his seconds, Jimmy Johnston, of trying to put him out of action by getting ammonia in his eye.
1908-08-19Dick Nelson45-2-11
Navarre A.C., Ulmer Park, Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-07-11Kid Coffey4-11-4
Reading A.C., Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
From the Philadelphia Item.
1908-05-21Jimmy Briggs65-25-34
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1908-05-12Aurelio Herrera66-10-14
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
Herrera announced his retirement after this fight.
1908-04-21Tommy Quill10-2-4
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), and from the Philadelphia Item. This was a promotion of the National S.C. of America.
1908-02-14Fred Landers10-9-5
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1515
1908-02-08Unk Russell23-2-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were both in favor of Russell.
1908-02-04Tommy Quill8-2-4
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALDQ1112
It was an even fight until Fitzgerald was disqualified for committing a foul.
1908-01-16Billy Glover13-5-8
Lymansville, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1908-01-08Jim Bonner11-3-5
Reading A.C., Reading, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1907-12-02Freddie Welsh18-1-1
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was "draw."
1907-11-29Ambrose McGarry4-4-1
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO1115
referee: William H. Rocap
Both fighters came in under 133 pounds.-
1907-11-19Kid Stein23-14-5
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO66
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-11-15Eddie Chambers10-6-2
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item called Chambers and Fitzgerald even, but the Philadelphia Record called Fitzgerald the winner.
1907-10-22Jack Cardiff2-8-3
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
1907-10-04Fred Landers10-9-5
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of a draw. The Philadelphia Record gave the edge to Landers.
1907-08-15Unk Russell20-1-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), and from the Philadelphia Item).
1907-08-05Joe Gregg13-1-4
Peoria, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1907-07-18Sandy Williams0-1-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record both favored Fitzgerald. This was said to be an easy win for Willie.
1907-06-03Harry Greenfield5-16-1
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-05-03Ambrose McGarry4-4-1
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1907-04-24Joe Gregg12-1-3
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1907-04-10Kid Coffey4-11-4
Albany, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1907-03-30Unk Russell19-1-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item & the Philadelphia Record were both in favor of Fitzgerald. This was a close fight.
1907-02-15Jimmy Briggs61-23-30
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, in favor of Fitzgerald.
1907-02-06Maurice Sayers13-13-8
Eagles Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1906-12-10Peter Sullivan7-7-5
Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS2020
1906-11-03Harry Lewis16-6-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of a draw.
1906-10-13Harry Lewis14-6-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-09-20Ambrose McGarry3-3-0
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-09-04Peter Sullivan7-6-4
Valley Falls A.C., Valley Falls, Rhode Island, USAWKO712
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 1906 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 12
1906-06-26Jeff Doherty1-0-0
Smith's Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe. This was a promotion of the Liberty A.C.
1906-06-22Ambrose McGarry3-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-29Kid Coffey4-11-4
Remsen A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS44
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid), and from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-19Harry Scroggs31-11-12
Olympic Field, New York, New York, USAWKO56
From New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1906-05-15Charley Mulhall7-12-10
20th Century A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
1906-05-12Harry Lewis10-5-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-04-23Jimmy Potts8-2-8
Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO910
Fitzgerald fouled Potts badly in the 4th round, and the official doctors agreed that Potts had been hit low, but the promoters insisted that Potts continue or forfeit his purse. Potts later came home to Minneapolis and had surgery for ruptured testicles. --Minneapolis Tribune
1906-04-18Jimmy Gardner38-5-19
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, according to which Gardner was a decisive winner.
1906-03-31Harry Lewis10-5-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Fitzgerald, who clearly had the better of it.
1906-01-12Willie Lewis0-1-0
Colma, California, USADPTS2525
1905-11-10Fred Landers8-6-4
Colma, California, USAWKO2525
1905-10-09Jack Clifford12-6-5
Grass Valley, California, USAWKO820
1905-09-05Eddie Hanlon9-3-5
Los Angeles, California, USALDQ720
1905-06-22Terry Martin15-3-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1905-06-03Harry Lewis9-1-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was a great battle between two top fighters.
1905-06-02Terry Martin14-2-1
Eureka Athletic Club, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1905-05-13Kid Coffey4-5-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Fitzgerald.
1905-04-11Tommy Connolly2-2-0
Eureka Athletic Club, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
1905-04-10Adam Ryan13-7-15
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1905-03-22Otto Sieloff41-19-19
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USAWTKO610
referee: Joe Coffey
Kalamazoo Gazette.
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