Sailor Friedman
Global ID11933
birthdate 1899-06-18
death date 1968-01-06 (68)
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach69″   /   175cm
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth nameWilliam Friedman
won 29 (KO 16) + lost 21 (KO 1) + drawn 4 = 57
rounds boxed 439
Newspaper Decisions won 32 : lost 25 : drawn 5
rounds boxed 567
Total Bouts 119 KO% 13.45

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1928-07-10Jack Barry9-6-3
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS66
1928-03-06George Fifield30-9-4
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLSD88
An unpopular decision. The referee voted for Friedman while the two judges voted for Fifield. Friedman learned that his mother had died just prior to the bout. New York Times
1927-11-07Harry Fuller26-1-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
1927-09-20Meyer Grace26-7-5
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Associated Press
1927-09-10Harry Ebbets50-2-5
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1927-08-09Farmer Joe Cooper11-4-4
Cincinnati, Ohio, USANCNC410
1927-06-10Yvan Laffineur18-5-3
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
1927-04-25Johnny Roberts3-3-0
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Portsmouth Daily Times
1927-03-31Pete August44-12-7
Colonial Hall, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
1927-02-28Eddie Roberts53-14-8
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
Roberts won the first nine rounds with a heavy barrage of rights and lefts, but Friedman surprised him in the tenth with a right-hand smash that sent Roberts skidding to the ropes. Friedman immediately peppered Roberts with "lusty lefts and rights" that threatened to terminate the bout with a knockout, but they succeeded in leaving Roberts "reeling and groggy." (AP)
1927-01-21George Kid Lee49-16-1
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1927-01-01Mickey Fedor12-16-9
Canton, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1926-10-25Sergeant Sammy Baker55-10-4
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USANCNC410
referee: Jack Walton | judge: Tommy Sheridan | judge: Larry Kendig
The bout was declared a no-contest due to lack of action.
1926-10-13Sergeant Sammy Baker53-10-4
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1926-09-02Jimmy Jones23-6-3
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1926-08-09Joe Reno8-12-0
American Bridge Field, Trenton, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
referee: Jack Waldron
Trenton Evening Times.
1926-07-30Nick Testo42-3-5
Star Park, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1212
referee: King Mahoney
1926-06-10Jack McVey39-7-1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALUD1010
judge: Harold Barnes | judge: Tom Flynn
1926-02-11Joe Simonich27-15-12
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1926-01-18Bermondsey Billy Wells27-9-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ610
"Friedman got in a low punch which sent Wells down. After consultation of doctors and boxing officials, it was decided to award the fight to Wells. In an early round the referee had warned Friedman for hitting low." (AP)
1925-11-25Mickey Walker39-7-0
Newark Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
World Welterweight Title
Walker won 'Newspaper Decision' according to Sioux City Journal (Westbrooke Pegler from ringside)

1925-10-26Tommy Jordan22-6-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO710
1925-10-07Jack Zivic28-9-1
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Eddie Kennedy
According to the Pittsburgh Post, the fight was slow and the referee stopped it in the 5th round and actually called it "no contest." However, Friedman claimed that he was suffering from double vision and the referee changed his mind, and let the fight continue after a delay. The last five rounds were fought at a blistering pace.
1925-09-24Morrie Schlaifer40-20-2
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1925-09-07Jimmy Jones22-3-2
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent, which scored the fight 6 rounds to 3 for Jones; the other rounds being even.
1925-08-24Mickey Walker38-7-0
East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Walker won 'Newspaper Decision' (Chicago Tribune and New York Times)
1925-08-10Allentown Joe Gans29-5-6
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1925-03-20Georgie Ward26-10-1
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
referee: Frank Brugby
1925-02-27Johnny Darcy36-22-6
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
1925-02-11Joe Dundee48-9-7
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1925-01-17Paul Doyle54-19-8
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1924-11-11Joe Dundee45-9-6
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
From the Newark Star-Eagle (Herb Goldman).
1924-11-03Whitey Fitzgerald18-6-3
Chester, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1924-09-04Sailor Pacilio19-12-12
Chadwick Park, Albany, New York, USAWPTS1212
1924-08-26Johnny Mosely2-2-3
Bacharach Ball Park, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
1924-06-13Joe Dundee39-9-5
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding). This was the first of hundreds of boxing programs held at Carlin's Park, well into the 1940s. Earlier, there had been a couple of programs at Carlin Park in each of which only one professional fight was held.
1924-04-23Alex Hart11-3-1
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USADPTS1010
referee: Eddie Davis
1924-04-15Lew Tendler35-5-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1924-03-10Ray Mitchell9-5-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Friedman was suspended by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission for one year the day after the fight for cutting his gloves and removing padding. (New York Times)
1924-02-19Bobby Barrett16-10-0
Adelphia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-01-01Ray Mitchell8-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1923-12-28Johnny Clinton40-14-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1923-12-07Herb Brodie30-14-17
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALDQ410
1923-11-29Alex Hart7-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Hart won the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Inquirer, and the Record.
1923-10-01Cowboy Padgett14-7-14
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWKO310
Nine days later Friedman was almost beaten to death by three men. However, on this occasion, he did the beating, flooring Padget in round two and twice more in the third before the fight was stopped. Padgett was said to be punch drunk by this time, although he continued to box off and on until 1926.
1923-07-20Sid Barbarian12-2-1
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-06-08Johnny Mendelsohn10-1-0
The Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1923-02-15Willie Harmon23-3-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Abe (Kid) Goodman | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: Tom Brady
1923-02-05Joe Jawson5-11-2
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Hammond Times
1922-12-25Bobby Barrett13-5-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1922-12-11Pete Latzo13-0-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record and Chicago Tribune. The Philadelphia Public Ledger had it as a draw.
1922-11-27Special Delivery Hirsch2-4-0
Private club, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO410
1922-11-13KO Willie Loughlin40-19-6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO48
"Sailor Friedman, Chicago, stopped K.O. McLoughlin in the third round of their scheduled eight-round bout here tonight. The men are lightweights." (Nebraska State Journal)Philadelphia newspapers correctly identified Friedman's opponent as KO Willie Loughlin and reported that the fight ended in round four.
1922-11-01Eddie Fitzsimmons21-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO615
NY Times
1922-10-13Battling Budd29-9-18
Nashville, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1922-03-28Ray Rivers3-18-1
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USAWKO410
1922-03-11Frankie Callahan31-7-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO78
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1922-02-02Benny Cohen0-2-0
Broad A.C., Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
Friedman won the newspaper decision (Newark Evening News).
1921-12-16Lew Tendler25-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-11-22Benny Leonard65-4-0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
The Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Record, and Philadelphia Inquirer all gave Leonard the decision.
1921-10-28Ernie Rice7-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
Bout stopped because of a cut over Rice's eye.
1921-10-17Mickey Donley10-10-4
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Both the and the Philadelphia Public Ledger had Friedman winning the newspaper decision.
1921-09-13Lew Tendler24-1-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
The Philadelphia Inquirer had Friedman winning, but the Public Ledger and the called Tendler the winner.
1921-08-24Lew Tendler24-1-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision: Public Ledger called it a draw, but the Record and the Inquirer both had Tendler winning.
1921-08-04Joe Welling23-7-5
Sager's Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
referee: Davy Miller
Friedman won the newspaper decision. (Star Journal)
1921-07-12Pete Hartley39-11-14
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USADPTS1212
1921-05-27Johnny Dundee46-6-16
Twin City A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USADNWS1010
(New York Times)
1921-02-28Lew Tendler24-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
Tendler broke his thumb in round 2

1921-02-08Joe Welling23-5-5
Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWNWS1212
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1921-01-14Charley White73-11-4
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USAWDQ1010
referee: Walter Houlehan
White was disqualified for stalling
1920-11-05Andy Williams
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO212
1920-10-22Johnny Griffiths27-2-7
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWNWS1212
(Per Ibro 44)
1920-09-16Charlie McCarthy6-7-3
Joliet, Illinois, USAWKO710
1920-09-14Johnny Lewis5-3-0
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Reno Evening Gazette
1920-09-04Mickey Donley8-9-3
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
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