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Ron Richards
Global ID12416
sexmale
birthdate 1910-05-08
death date 1967-01-14 (56)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach72½″   /   184cm
country Australia
residenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
birth placeIpswich, Queensland, Australia
birth nameRandall William Richards
won 95 (KO 57) + lost 25 (KO 7) + drawn 10 = 131
rounds boxed 1334 KO% 43.51
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1945-04-28Ern Clingham41-5-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1212
1945-03-10Ern Clingham40-5-5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS1212
1945-02-10Jack McNamee66-21-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1212
1943-09-11Ritchie Sands31-10-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO712
1942-04-08Alabama Kid148-40-18
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaNCNC1012
Referee: Jack Carroll
1942-03-30Mohamed Fahmy6-13-1
Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
1942-01-26Alabama Kid143-40-18
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO812
1941-12-15Young Frisco21-12-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO412
1941-11-17Fred Henneberry60-18-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ1315
referee: Pat Hill
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
Australian middleweight title
Attendance: 11,000
1941-11-07Young Frisco20-12-4
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaLPTS1212
1941-10-23Billy 'Wokko' Britt62-10-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO915
Australian heavyweight title
Britt the holder; Richards having relinquished when he retired, temporarily, in January 1941.
1941-10-04Al Basten18-13-4
Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO512
1941-09-17Max Raynor36-48-6
Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaDPTS1212
1941-01-13Carmen Barth43-15-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS1212
referee: Joe Wallis
Attendance 7000.
1940-12-16Fred Henneberry60-17-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ1215
referee: Joe Wallis
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
Australian middleweight title
1940-09-12Max Raynor36-43-6
Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO815
Australian heavyweight title
1940-08-16Leon Zorrita47-11-7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO7
1940-07-11Archie Moore43-4-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1212
Moore had a comfortable margin at the end of the fight. "It was a grand contest, full of action. Moore won because of his superior skill at in-fighting." Richards was ahead on points (by a close margin) after six rounds, but tired and couldn't keep pace with Archie.
1940-05-23Carmen Barth41-13-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
referee: Joe Wallis
1940-04-18Archie Moore38-4-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLTKO1012
referee: Joe Wallis
Moore was down for a 6-count in the first round. Richards won each of the first three rounds, but Moore improved in the fourth and took charge in the fifth. Richards suffered right eye damage in the sixth round. Moore punished Richards, especially with lefts, until the referee examined Richards' injuries and stopped the fight in round ten.Attendance 9000
1940-03-18Atilio Sabatino56-17-8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO312
referee: Joe Wallis
Cut eye stoppage.
1940-02-26Fred Henneberry60-15-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ1115
time: 2:20 | referee: Joe Wallis
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
Australian middleweight title
Henneberry disqualified for butting.
1940-01-26Atilio Sabatino55-17-8
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaLPTS1212
referee: Pat Hill
1939-12-18Atilio Sabatino55-16-8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO912
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 19 December 1939 P 15
1939-11-23Jack McNamee48-8-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWRTD515
referee: Joe Wallis
Australian middleweight title
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 24 November 1939 P 15
1939-08-31Ossie Stewart35-5-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 1 September 1939 P 15
1939-08-18Angelo Puglisi44-18-5
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO712
time: 1:00 | referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 19 August 1939 P 12
1939-06-14Ossie Stewart34-5-1
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLRTD912
referee: Jack Carroll
The Argus Melbourne, Vic Thursday 15 June 1939 P 24
1939-05-11Ossie Stewart34-4-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 12 May 1939 P 15
1939-04-21Syd Brown12-6-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO312
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail,Brisbane Saturday 22 April 1939 P 12
1938-12-22Alabama Kid115-36-18
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
referee: Mick Lacey
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 23 December P 13
1938-11-29Atilio Sabatino54-14-8
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1012
referee: Mick Lacey
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 30 November 1938 P 19
1938-10-27Gus Lesnevich39-3-5
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Mick Lacey
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 28 October 1938 P 15
1938-09-23Tommy Jones60-35-9
Rockhampton Stadium, Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaWKO512
referee: Snowy Pearce
Morning Bulletin ,Rockhampton Saturday 24 September 1938 P 14
1938-08-29Syd Brown11-3-2
Exhibition Grounds, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWRTD512
referee: Les Pearson
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Tuesday 30 August 1938 P 1 & 14
1938-08-04Syd Brown11-2-2
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ412
referee: Mick Lacey
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 5 August 1938 P 15
1938-07-15Claude Nichol25-8-1
Sports Reserve Stadium, Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaWKO815
referee: Mr Breen
Australian heavyweight title
Townsville Daily Bulletin Saturday 16 July 1938 P 7
1938-06-04Claude Nichol24-7-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO915
referee: Pat Hill
Australian heavyweight title
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 6 June 1938 P 12
1938-05-12Ray Actis32-7-5
Redfern Sports Arena, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO112
time: 0:55 | referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 13 May 1938
1938-04-12Ambrose Palmer56-6-2
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO1315
referee: Joe Wallis
Australian heavyweight title
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 13 April 1938 P 20
1938-02-26Tom Chester13-8-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWPTS1212
The Argus ,Melbourne Monday 28 February 1938 P 18
1938-02-15Atilio Sabatino52-13-6
Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1010
referee: Mick Lacey
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 16 February 1938 P 21
1937-11-30Tommy Jones55-31-8
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO912
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 1 December 1937 P 19
1937-11-09Tommy Vaughan21-13-1
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO612x2
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 10 November 1937 P 13
1937-10-22Jack Wilson37-11-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO115
referee: Major Fred Craig
Australian light heavyweight title
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 23 October 1937 P 15
1937-10-12George Simpson31-13-5
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO215
Australian heavyweight title
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 13 October 1937 P 21
1937-09-14Max Raynor25-35-3
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 15 September 1937 P 23
1937-08-10George Simpson31-12-5
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1415x2
referee: Mick Lacey
The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 11 August 1937 P 19
1937-05-01George Simpson30-11-5
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWDQ815x2
referee: Joe Rivers
Referee Rivers disqualified Simpson for repeatedly fouling his opponent by delivering the banned kidney punch and striking the referee
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 3 May 1937 P 9

1937-03-27Deacon Leo Kelly39-13-5
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 29 March 1937 P 9
1937-02-22Deacon Leo Kelly36-13-5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 23 February 1937 P 154
1936-12-21Fred Henneberry48-8-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1015
referee: Joe Wallis
Australian middleweight title
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 22 December 1936 P 15
1936-12-05Al Norwood
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO315x2
referee: Joe Rivers
According to Australian historian John Hogg, Al Norwood (supposedly Yank with huge record) was in fact Sydney based preliminary fighter of approx 6 fights Lance May
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 7 December 1936

1936-11-16Deacon Leo Kelly34-12-5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 17 November 1936 p 15
1936-09-28Al Romero25-6-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 29 September 1936 P 16
1936-08-19Art (Young) Campbell22-6-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO715
referee: Pat Hill
Australian heavyweight title
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane, QLD Thursday 20 August 1936 P 9
1936-08-01Les Brander20-10-7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO1215
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane, Qld Monday 3 August 1936
1936-07-04Mark Hough13-7-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO1315x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane, Qld Monday 6 July 1936
1936-06-13Young Aguinaldo11-15-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO315x2
referee: Pat Hill
Aguinaldo down seven times in 2nd round
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane, Qld Monday 15 June 1936

1936-04-20Marty Simmons35-16-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 21 April 1936
1936-02-10Tommy Jones47-22-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
Richards was considered unlucky
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 11 February 1936

1935-12-02Mark Hough12-4-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald December 3, 1935
1935-11-04Mark Hough11-3-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515x2
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald November 5, 1935
1935-09-11Deacon Leo Kelly25-10-4
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 12 September 1935
1935-08-19Tommy King38-7-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
The Sydney Morning Herald August 20, 1935
1935-08-03Roy De Gans27-12-9
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO1015
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld) Monday 5 August 1935
1935-07-20Roy De Gans27-11-9
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO415
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld) Monday 22 July 1935
1935-07-06Pietro Georgi31-19-6
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS1515x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld) Monday 8 July 1935
1935-06-29Al Schaaf7-12-3
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld) Monday 1 July 1935
1935-06-01Jimmie Mitchell29-22-6
Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO1012x2
1935-05-18Jim Penman8-8-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO815
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld) Monday 20 May 1935
1935-05-04Jimmie Mitchell29-20-6
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld)Monday 6 May 1935
1935-04-17Pietro Georgi30-15-6
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515x2
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald April 18, 1935
1935-03-23Art (Young) Campbell13-2-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO1215x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) Monday 25 March 1935
1935-03-13Ambrose Palmer43-5-2
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
referee: Jack Haines
The Sydney Morning Herald March 14,1935
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