BoxRec


Bryan Downey
Global ID11330
sexmale
birthdate 1896-09-07
death date 1970-03-29 (73)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 6½″   /   169cm
reach71″   /   180cm
aliasWilliam Bryan Downey
country USA
residenceColumbus, Ohio, USA
birth placeColumbus, Ohio, USA
won 47 (KO 26) + lost 13 (KO 1) + drawn 11 = 74
rounds boxed 699
Newspaper Decisions won 43 : lost 17 : drawn 5
rounds boxed 726
Total Bouts 139 KO% 18.71
 
biography

 Lb St Kg   |   date   |   ratings off on
 
|  
 
print

page: 1   |   2      »      
dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1926-09-06Ted Moore51-13-6
Lakeside Stadium, Canton, Ohio, USALPTS1212
Main event of a card that had - contrary to Caston custom - the referee deciding the outcome of the fights.
1926-09-01Joe Anderson11-3-1
Tacoma Bowl, Dayton, Kentucky, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Boxing Blade, September 18, 1926, page 7. The correct location is Dayton, Kentucky.
1926-08-13Joe Sekyra10-1-0
Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS88
1926-07-30Speedy Sparks41-11-3
McCabe Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USAWTKO8
1926-06-29Len Darcy1-1-2
Flint, Michigan, USAWKO7
1926-06-14Jimmy Darrah13-7-6
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1926-06-08Augie Ratner33-20-6
Olympic Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charles Mungie
Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ratner floored in first.
1926-05-17Eddie Welsh15-4-0
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO1
1926-05-10Joe Lohman14-22-2
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1926-01-19Jimmy Darrah12-6-6
State Armory, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
Main event of the first card staged In Cumberland's new State Armory.
1924-08-01Tony Marullo21-9-2
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALRTD915
1924-07-07Ted Moore42-9-0
Columbus, Ohio, USALPTS1212
1924-05-05Jack Delaney39-3-1
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1923-12-03Harry Greb68-4-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Eddie Kennedy
World Middleweight Title
First card under McBride law that legalized decisions in Pennsylvania. Greb was conservative at the start, boxing well within the rules. But Downey provoked him in the third round and Harry reverted to his old style and gave Bryan a terrific thrashing. Greb won every round but the first, which went to Downey by a slight margin. Greb won the third and each of the last five rounds by big margins and battered Downey all over the ring, but never floored him. A hook sent Downey through the ropes in round 3. Greb was given the judges decision.

1923-06-14Tommy Robson41-29-7
Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Youngstown Vindicator.
1923-05-25Lou Bogash61-5-11
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1212
referee: Claude Tibbitts
1923-05-07Frankie Schoell40-8-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
1923-04-26George Shade33-24-19
Oak Hill Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWTKO212
From the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-04-02Lou Bogash57-5-10
Rochester, New York, USADPTS1212
1923-03-15Phil Krug8-2-1
Orange, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-01-08Bob Sage6-0-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1922-12-15Happy Littleton26-4-0
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1515
Littleton retired after this fight because of the possibility of losing sight in one of his eyes, according to a letter he wrote to Bill Keefe of the New Orleans Times Picayune, published January 24, 1923. He was suffering from retinal detachment from which he hoped to recover, but he could not continue his career.
Referee Slim Brennan called the fight a draw, which was a popular decision. The advantage in the fight shifted frequently as each made powerful rallies. Downey was an excellent ring general who "locked up" Littleton in the clinches and had the better of the infighting. Nonetheless Bryan was reeling and dizzy from Happy's blows on several occasions. On the other hand Downey landed smashing right uppercuts and overhand blows that shook Littleton to his heels. It was a great fight.

1922-12-05Jock Malone37-4-3
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USALPTS1212
Louisville Courier Journal. It was a poor showing by both fighters.
1922-11-20Lou Bogash51-5-10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Sheehan | judge: G. Edward Dixon | judge: John T. Glackin
1922-11-13Frankie Schoell35-6-4
Omaha, Nebraska, USALNWS1010
Schoell won the newspaper decision. (Chronicle Telegram)
1922-10-16Nate Siegel33-10-13
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Sheehan | judge: John T. Glackin | judge: Jim Harmon
1922-09-18Jock Malone33-3-3
Columbus, Ohio, USALPTS1212
World Middleweight title
Malone wins the Ohio recognized version of World Middleweight title

1922-06-13Jock Malone31-2-3
Mullen-Sager Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USALNWS1010
Malone won the newspaper decision. (Mansfield News)
1922-05-30Harry Krohn13-7-2
Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Downey won the newspaper decision. (Nebraska State Journal)
1922-05-15Mike O'Dowd50-5-3
Fairmont Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
Downey defended his Ohio recognized version of World Middleweight title. O'Dowd was floored in the 5th round.
1922-03-13Frank Carbone22-17-6
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Downey won the newspaper decision, hitting Carbone "with everything except the bucket." (Indianapolis Star)
1922-02-28Tommy Loughran9-1-0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1922-02-22Frank Carbone22-17-6
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Downey defends his Ohio recognized version of World Middleweight title
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Downey won easily but Carbone displayed an "iron chin" that allowed him to stay upright.

1922-02-10Young Fisher19-20-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1515
1921-12-12Happy Littleton21-3-0
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO515
Downey defended his Ohio recognized version of World Middleweight title. Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
Downey scored a clear knockout in round five. A terrific uppercut which Downey brought up from his knees sent Littleton down and out. Happy was unconscious for five minutes. He did not fight well in the first four rounds and landed only a few good punches. Downey was almost unmarked when he left the ring and admitted that it was one of his easier fights.

1921-09-05Johnny Wilson39-14-2
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADNWS1212
referee: Jim Savage
World Middleweight Title
Wilson and Downey "fought twelve tame rounds to a draw." (Newark Advocate & Trenton Times (INS))
Downey was recognized as champ in Ohio; Wilson was the recognized champ everywhere else.

1921-07-27Johnny Wilson38-14-2
League Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USALDQ712
referee: Jimmy Gardner
Bout fought at catchweights with no official weigh-in After the bout, Downey's manager claimed Downey had weighed 154 in the afternoon and stated that Wilson weighed about 172. Wilson was floored three times in the seventh. As Wilson arose from the last knockdown, Downey hit him with a punch that knocked him out. The referee disqualified Downey, but the Cleveland and Ohio commissions disagreed with the result and recognized Downey as winning by 7th round kayo. Downey was recognized as Middleweight champion in Ohio from this point.
1921-07-04Johnny Klesch9-0-1
Lakeside Stadium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent, which reported that Downey won all but two rounds; one going to Klesch, the other being even. It was a tame bout in which Klesch showed little desire to fight.
1921-06-16Frank Carbone21-13-5
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
Downey won the referee's decision. (Decatur Daily Review)
1921-05-28Young Fisher17-17-2
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1921-05-23Johnny Paske12-10-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1212
referee: Dick Nugent
1921-05-11Johnny Klesch9-0-1
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee, which reported that Downey knocked his opponent down six times to score an easy win.
1921-03-30Young Fisher17-16-2
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
referee: Johnny McGuire
Reportedly the first decision fight in Cleveland in years
1921-03-11Young Fisher17-16-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1515
referee: Claude Tibbitts | judge: Dave Wolfe | judge: Thomas O'Brien
1921-02-14Augie Ratner21-5-1
Rochester, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-01-17Augie Ratner21-4-1
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USAWPTS1515
Downey and Ratner did not fight on January 1, 1921, as previously shown here (Rochester Herald).
1921-01-07George Chip40-16-4
Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal
1920-12-14Ralph Schappert1-2-2
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1515
1920-11-15Augie Ratner20-4-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Record, all in favor of Ratner.
1920-10-25Ralph Schappert1-2-1
Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS1212
1920-09-22Johnny Wolgast10-7-1
Columbus, Ohio, USAWKO212
1920-08-18Soldier Bartfield38-6-1
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
"Soldier Bartfield and Bryan Downey slugged ten rounds to a draw." (Sandusky Star Journal) However, the Pittsburgh Post and the Philadelphia Record reported that Downey won. Bartfield suffered a broken hand in the ninth round and did not fight again in 1920.
1920-07-21Ralph Schappert1-2-0
Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS1212
1920-07-14Soldier Bartfield38-6-1
Navin Field, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Chicago Tribune and New York Times both had Downey winning fight.
1920-07-04Walter Caldwell6-1-2
Columbus, Ohio, USAWKO315
1920-06-14Tommy Robson29-14-3
Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1920-05-31Marty Cross21-8-3
Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Downey won the newspaper decision. (Iowa City Press Citizen)
1920-05-24Joe Chip19-6-5
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1920-05-05Frankie Brennan3-2-1
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO5
1920-03-27Billy Weeks40-11-24
Columbus, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Lima Daily News
1920-03-26Jack Britton59-11-10
Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal
1920-03-10Hope Mullen7-1-0
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO410
1920-02-06Navy Rostan1-4-0
Empress Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1920-01-31Len Rowlands12-7-3
Wheeling, West Virginia, USANCND1010
1920-01-26Steve Latzo12-1-0
Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
referee: Lou Bauman
1920-01-19Joe Chip19-6-5
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1920-01-12Nip Howell7-5-2
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO912
1919-12-17Navy Rostan1-3-0
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1515
1919-11-17Billy Doig13-0-11
Peoria, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper win for Downey. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1919-09-26KO Willie Loughlin27-10-3
Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS1515
1919-08-04Jock Malone14-1-0
Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1515
referee: Matt Hinkel
Hinkel raised Malone's hand after the fight as token of victory.
1919-07-02KO Willie Loughlin26-7-3
Columbus, Ohio, USAWPTS1515
Downey won the referee's decision. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1919-06-19Jock Malone13-1-0
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent
1919-05-26KO Willie Loughlin26-7-3
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Downey won the newspaper decision. (Coshocton Tribune & Lima News)
1919-04-07Jack Britton56-10-10
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent, which reported that Downey forced the fighting throughout and floored Britton for a 9-count in round 11.
page: 1   |   2      »      

 
verified    
 
unverified    
 
unsanctioned

© BoxRec : this data may be incomplete and/or inaccurate : page processed in 0.2060 seconds