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Coley Welch
Global ID11787
sexmale
birthdate 1919-02-08
death date 2000-12-04 (81)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
aliasFighting Iceman
country USA
residencePortland, Maine, USA
birth nameColeman Patrick Welch
won 92 (KO 51) + lost 20 (KO 5) + drawn 5 = 117
rounds boxed 850
Newspaper Decisions won 17 : lost 6 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 141
Total Bouts 141 KO% 36.17
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1949-04-05Jose Contreras10-12-5
Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1949-03-10Buddy Farrell51-33-10
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USALUD1010
1949-02-14Al Couture50-35-12
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWTKO610
referee: Joe Bovin 23-25 | 25-22 | 24-21
A cut over Couture's left eye, forced a stoppage.
1949-01-28Bobby Davis11-14-8
Municipal Auditorium, Rumford, Maine, USAWUD1010
Davis was knocked down in the 9th round.
1949-01-17Al Couture50-34-12
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWTKO210
time: 3:00 | referee: Tom Breen
A cut over Couture's left eye, forced the stoppage between the 2nd and 3rd round.
1948-12-07J.C. Wilkins26-16-4
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USALTKO610
referee: Ernie Reed
A bad cut over Welch's left eye led to the stoppage
1947-06-02Tommy Sullivan17-1-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO810
time: 0:12 | referee: Johnny Martin
Welch was knocked down twice in the 3rd and once in the 7th round.
1947-05-15Juan Serrano14-11-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1947-04-15Cleve Bailey21-26-4
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWMD1010
referee: Joe Russo
1947-02-14Joe Blackwood35-5-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
referee: Ed McDonald | judge: Dixie McLean | judge: Ed Foley
1947-02-07Joe Blackwood34-5-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1946-09-06Al Priest21-1-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1212
referee: Johnny Martin
USA New England middleweight title
1946-06-27Stanley Sims16-12-3
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWPTS88
Sims was knocked down twice.
1946-05-27Steve Belloise56-7-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO210
time: 2:16 | referee: Mark Conn
1946-05-02Jimmy Elliott22-10-5
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWTKO710
Elliott's corner threw in the towel
1946-04-05Sonny Horne49-8-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 9-1 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 7-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 7-3
1946-03-21Freddie Wilson13-22-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO810
1946-02-14J.C. Wilkins19-8-3
Portland, Maine, USAWPTS1010
1946-01-21Jerry Fiorello55-59-17
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1945-12-27Freddie Flores17-23-9
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO610
1945-12-07Jay Paganelli22-21-3
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO210
Paganelli down four times in the 1st round and once in the 2nd.
1945-11-23Jerry Fiorello54-57-17
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1945-10-12Walter Woods64-6-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1945-08-13Vic Dellicurti38-27-9
Municipal Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
1945-03-09George Kochan29-6-10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
From Detroit newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1945-02-19Vic Dellicurti38-23-9
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1010
referee: Tommy Rawson | judge: Eddie Curley | judge: Jim Shaughnessy
1945-02-06Andres Gomez20-18-8
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO910
1945-01-23Cleve Bailey12-19-4
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
Bailey was knocked down in the 1st round.
1944-10-26Berlie Lanier15-9-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWPTS1010
1944-10-06Ralph Zannelli59-20-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWSD1212
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: Joe Santarpia | judge: Joe Blumsack
USA New England middleweight title
1944-09-22Ralph Zannelli59-19-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ612
referee: Johnny Martin
USA New England middleweight title
Zannelli was disqualified for using roughhouse tactics.
1944-08-21Berlie Lanier15-9-1
Municipal Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1212
1944-08-07Jerry Maloni45-16-9
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWUD1212
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: Harmon Smith | judge: Jack Cunningham
USA New England middleweight title
1944-07-25Joe Reddick28-8-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USADPTS1010
referee: Hop Wood
1944-07-17Johnny Jones14-40-4
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1944-07-10Joe Reddick27-8-1
Providence, Rhode Island, USALPTS1010
1944-06-20Boyo Mallon10-0-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO210
1944-06-12Bob Wade11-15-3
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1944-05-25Langston Dennis12-8-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1944-05-15Joe Carter28-4-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1010
1944-04-24Vic Dellicurti32-21-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1944-03-17Jake LaMotta41-7-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1944-02-21Andy Holland31-14-2
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1944-02-04Henry Chmielewski31-11-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO710
referee: Johnny Martin
Chmielewski was unable to continue due to a cut left eye.
1944-01-20Johnny Finazzo21-15-6
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1944-01-06Johnny Finazzo21-14-6
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1943-11-26Ossie Harris20-17-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1943-10-21Gus Alexander6-7-2
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
Alexander was down for a nine-count in the 8th round.
1943-10-14Andy Holland29-12-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1943-09-28Soldier Montoya7-16-0
Chateau, Bangor, Maine, USAWKO410
1943-09-24John Thomas2-1-0
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWTKO410
1943-09-09Leo Maher3-2-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWTKO510
1943-08-24Tiger Lou Jones3-7-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWTKO910
1943-02-23Johnny Morris6-35-2
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
1942-05-22Tony Martin43-8-6
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
1942-05-12Jimmy Young9-5-2
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO410
Young was knocked down twice in the 3rd, and once in the 4th round.
1942-04-28Al Gilbert26-15-5
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWPTS1010
1942-03-13Henry Chmielewski23-9-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWRTD812
referee: Eddie Bradley
USA New England middleweight title
1942-03-02Tony Martin42-8-6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALTKO210
time: 0:52 | referee: Barney Ross
Welch was knocked down twice in the 2nd round, causing the referee to stop the fight.
1942-02-10Howell King37-14-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1212
USA New England middleweight title
1942-01-09Ernie Vigh49-10-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1941-12-08Henry Chmielewski22-8-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWTKO1012
USA New England middleweight title
Chmielewski was not allowed out for the 10th round, because his left eye was swollen shut.
1941-11-14Izzy Jannazzo41-21-13
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO78
1941-10-28Jose Basora30-4-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1941-09-24Tony Martin40-8-6
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
The decision was wildly unpopular. Martin suffered facial cuts and Welsh hit accurately to head and body, changing the target of his attack with skill. Representatives of four Chicago newspapers and Gene Engel of The Ring all thought that Welsh won.
1941-09-11Jose Basora30-2-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWMD1010
1941-07-31Tony Cisco42-25-7
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWPTS1010
1941-06-05Ernie Vigh47-7-1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWPTS1010
1941-05-02John Henry Eskew17-1-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
USA New England middleweight title
1941-04-24Johnny Seaman12-0-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1212
Originally scheduled to be for Welch's New England Middleweight Title, Seaman did not make weight though.
1941-03-21Henry Chmielewski21-6-0
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWRTD912
referee: Johnny Martin
USA New England middleweight title
Chemel was unable to answer the bell for the 10th round, due to a badly cut left eye.
1941-03-07Georgie Abrams39-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
1941-02-20Jay Macedon34-50-14
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWKO810
1941-02-06Augie Arellano44-25-8
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USAWUD1010
1941-01-03Ernie Vigh45-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS88
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