Billy Smith
Global ID125041
death date 1901-04-24
country United Kingdom
residenceBow, London, United Kingdom
birth nameMurray Livingstone
won 1 (KO 1) + lost 1 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 2
rounds boxed 10 KO% 50

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1901-04-22Jack Roberts37-17-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLKO815x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
Billed English 126lbs title
Smith's right arm was dislocated during the fourth round and his legs were badly cramped by the end of the bout.
Smith did not attempt to defend himself in the final round, during which he was knocked down twice and counted out. He died April 24 from injuries sustained during this bout.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 23 April 1901
Roberts and the National Sporting Club were all charged with manslaughter but on June 28th 1901 at the Old Bailey a jury took just two minutes to return a not guilty verdict (Source: Harold Alderman MBE)

1900-11-19Bill Fielder7-2-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO215x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
Reported as Billy Smith of New York (North Adams Transcript).
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, November 24, 1900


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