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Billy Donovan
Global ID11243
sexmale
divisionwelterweight
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
won 12 (KO 11) + lost 12 (KO 11) + drawn 1 = 25
rounds boxed 87
Newspaper Decisions won 26 : lost 15 : drawn 19
rounds boxed 364
Total Bouts 85 KO% 12.94
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1917-02-09Eggy Lloyd2-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-02-02George Haney
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid). Haney was billed as "Kid Haney," but probably George Haney who fought Donovan earlier.
1917-01-19George Haney
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1917-01-12Eddie Haines1-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision was a draw in the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-09-09Eddie Rando2-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-04-14Johnny McAvoy2-4-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO44
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-02-25Mickey Trainor3-1-0
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1915-12-15Young Nitchie13-9-1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item gave its newspaper decision to Donovan and the Philadelphia Record called the fight a draw.
1915-12-03Johnny McAvoy2-4-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger was "draw" (Paul Zabala).
1915-03-12Eddie Bratton3-2-0
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1915-01-01Harry Greb4-1-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Greb won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger (searched by Paul Zabala). Listed as a draw in "Fearless Harry Greb."
1914-12-18Young Griffo3-2-1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Ledger was a draw (Paul Zabala).
1914-11-09Frankie McManus1-1-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-02-13Danny Murphy2-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Illustrated Boxing News,
1914-01-23Sailor Smiley2-1-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1913-12-15Frankie Driscoll0-1-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1913-12-11Jack Watts1-2-0
Terre Haute, Indiana, USALKO3
1913-11-17Barney McGuire
Frohsinn Hall, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror
1913-10-16Barney McGuire
Frohsinn Hall, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror
1913-10-10George Evans6-1-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1913-09-12Danny Ferguson6-3-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Ferguson from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1913-09-05Eddie Bratton3-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision was a draw by both the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1913-01-13Joe Heffernan12-1-1
West Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1912-12-13Joe Heffernan12-1-1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw." "draw.
1912-11-28Johnny Willetts10-8-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Donovan.
1912-11-01Reddy Holt6-1-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was that Donovan won.
1912-10-25Johnny Willetts10-8-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-09-19Jimmy Crouse
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Item favored Donovan.
1912-08-12Jack Dillon36-2-5
Coliseum, Richmond, Indiana, USALKO4
1912-05-28Joe Fleming0-1-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-05-15Willie Moore2-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision fin favor of a draw rom the Philadelphia Item.
1912-04-08Young McCartney13-1-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-03-29Tommy Connors5-0-1
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALPTS66
The Philadelphia Record's newspaper decision was in favor of Donovan, and the Item had it as a draw.
1912-03-22Young Nitchie13-5-1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1911-10-21Kid Tracey3-3-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Item.
1911-10-05Matt Wells8-0-2
Olympic B.C., Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLKO510
1911-07-05Johnny Lustig
Long Acre A.A., New York, New York, USALTKO2
1911-04-22Dummy Decker6-10-14
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO26
Decker floored Donovan who suffered a fractured bone in his ankle when he went down. (source: Philadelphia Record)
1911-03-20Billy Glover15-9-10
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1911-01-21Battling Simpson9-1-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan from the Philadelphia Item.
1911-01-07Unk Russell30-5-1
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was a draw between Russell and Donnovan.
1910-12-27Joe Kline4-4-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS65
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Donovan.
1910-10-10Johnny Willetts9-4-0
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Willetts was provided by both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1910-09-30Jack Reardon9-6-3
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Donovan.
1910-08-05Unk Russell30-5-1
Frankford A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Donovan.
1910-07-25Adam Ryan13-10-17
Lehigh A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Ryan from the Philadelphia Item, but the Record disgreed and had Donovan winning.
1910-07-18Young Erne21-10-4
Lehigh A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Erne came from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1910-07-08Young Kid Broad8-5-3
Lehigh A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Donovan won the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1910-06-14Billy Willis19-2-1
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Willis.
1910-06-02Young Kid Broad8-5-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Donovan won the newspaper decision according to both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1910-05-09Eddie Stinger12-0-0
Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1910-04-16Ben Douglas2-3-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Donovan.
1910-04-07Young Kid Broad8-5-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was a draw, Other bouts scheduled for this program (but results not available): Henry Hauber v. Handsome Charlie Smith, 6; Freddie Woods v. Kid Silber, 6; Eggy Clark v. Joe Phelan, 6; Bob Cole v. Johnny Howell, 6.
1910-04-02Al Hawkins
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO66
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1910-03-22Charley Lawrence0-0-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1910-03-19Joe Kline1-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, gaving Donovan as the winner.
1910-03-08Charley 'Twin' Miller12-7-1
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Donovan won the newspaper decisions of the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record over Charley Miller.
1910-02-22Joe Sieger6-2-4
Brandywine Springs, Delaware, USADPTS1010
1910-02-18Young Kid Broad8-5-3
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Donovan won the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1910-01-29Joe Sieger6-2-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item which favored a draw.
1910-01-22Mike Glover6-2-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Glover from the Philadelphia Item.
1909-11-25Young Loughrey23-5-1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Loughrey from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1909-11-06Billy Willis18-2-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw."
1909-11-02Young Kid Broad8-4-3
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Broad won the newspaper decision--Philadelphia Item, and the same from the Philadelphia Record.
1909-10-23Jim Holland0-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
Result is from the Philadelphia Item.
1909-10-15Fred Corbett6-3-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1909-10-01Jack Cardiff3-11-4
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan (Philadelphia Item).
1909-09-29Chick Murray1-0-0
Wayne A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1909-06-18Johnny Willetts9-4-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was "draw."
1909-05-28Dimp O'Donnell4-3-1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item gave its newspaper decision in favor of Donovan.
1909-05-22Johnny Daly5-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ66
Result from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Donovan.
1909-05-14Barney Ford9-2-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item--as Young Ford. Barney Ford fought under both Barney and Young Ford.
1909-04-24Tyrone Costello
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Item. Costello was referred to as "Kid Costello."
1909-04-07Johnny Daly5-1-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Donovan was given by the Philadelphia Item.
1909-04-02Buck 'Twin' Miller3-2-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Buck Miller.
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