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Len Harvey
Global ID17630
sexmale
birthdate 1907-07-11
death date 1976-11-28 (69)
divisionlight heavyweight
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach73½″   /   187cm
country United Kingdom
residenceStoke Climsland, Cornwall, United Kingdom
birth placeStoke Climsland, Cornwall, United Kingdom
birth nameLeonard Austen Harvey
won 116 (KO 55) + lost 14 (KO 2) + drawn 10 = 140
rounds boxed 1292 KO% 39.29
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1942-06-20Freddie Mills61-11-6
White Hart Lane (Tottenham FC), Tottenham, London, United KingdomLKO215x3
time: 0:58 | referee: Eugene Henderson
Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Harvey knocked through the ropes and counted out while outside of the ring.
1939-07-10Jock McAvoy124-10-1
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Charlie Thomas
BBBofC British light heavyweight title
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
Vacant BBBofC World Light Heavyweight Title
"A crowd of 90,000 at White City Stadium saw Harvey finish strongly to take the decision aftre he had been floored by McAvoy for a count of one in the second round.... Surviving a terrific beating in the fourteenth round, Harvey caught McAvoy in his corner in the final round and beat him badly with a series of hard right crosses." (Associated Press)

1939-03-16Larry Gains114-17-5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWTKO1315x3
referee: Jack Hart
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
"At the end of the 13th round, Gains's seconds called the referee to Gains's corner and explained that Gaines was suffering from abadly cut eye, and that he could not see out of the swollen optic. The referee then awarded the decision to Harvey. (TR639)
1938-12-01Eddie Phillips21-5-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWDQ415x3
referee: Jack Smith
vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title
Title vacated by Tommy Farr.
Phillips disqualified for low blows.

1938-04-07Jock McAvoy116-9-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Percy Moss
BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Incorrectly reported as the first televised bout, although the TV signal was not seen by the general public. The A-Z of World Boxing by Bert Blewett, p. 189.
1937-09-15Manuel Abrew45-12-2
Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO1415x3
referee: Charlie Thomas
1936-11-09John Henry Lewis66-7-4
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: Jack Smith
World Light Heavyweight Title
Attendance: 11,800

1936-01-29Jack Petersen33-3-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: Charlie Thomas
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1935-10-26Eddie Phillips14-3-3
Wyndham Hall, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Jack Smith
Eliminator for British Heavyweight Title.
1935-04-29Marcel Lauriot11-12-3
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1934-11-26Walter Neusel41-3-4
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
1934-06-04Jack Petersen30-1-0
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomLTKO1215x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Attendance: 90,000
1934-04-12Jimmy Tarante46-11-6
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWDQ512x3
referee: Jim Kendrick
Tarante disqualified for low blows.
1934-02-08Larry Gains85-13-4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515
referee: Jim Kendrick
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1933-11-30Jack Petersen26-0-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Attendance: 10,000
1933-10-16Carmelo Candel20-5-3
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO512
First KO loss for Candel in 50 pro fights.
1933-06-13Eddie Phillips9-1-2
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
vacant BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Title vacated by Jack Petersen / Billed for June 12 but began after midnight
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 13 June 1933 P 16

1933-04-10Jock McAvoy83-6-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: Harry Myers
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
1933-03-13Eddie Phillips8-1-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
Eliminator for British Light-Heavyweight Title
1932-12-12Jack (Kid) Casey121-40-14
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 13 December 1932 P 17
1932-12-02Glen Moody15-14-2
Promenade Pier Pavilion, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO610x3
Western Morning News - Saturday 03 December 1932
1932-11-21Seaman Albert Harvey16-8-3
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 22 November 1932 P 16
1932-11-14Theo Sas4-13-4
Olympia Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, United KingdomWTKO115x3
time: 2:55 | referee: Jack Smith
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 15 November 1932 P 3
1932-07-04Marcel Thil85-21-13
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: Francois Devernaz
IBU World (1913 - 1946) middleweight title
National Boxing Association World middleweight title
1932-05-11Len Johnson92-28-7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Billed as British Middleweight Championship bout, but not recognised by the British Boxing Board of Control due to the colour bar.
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 12 May 1932 P 16

1932-03-21Jock McAvoy66-4-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Jim Kendrick
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Attendance: 10,000
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 22 March 1932 P 15

1932-02-08Jack (Kid) Casey105-39-14
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 09 February 1932 P 15
1932-01-17George Slack12-19-2
South London Palace, Lambeth, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x2
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 18 January 1932 P 4
1931-11-30Fred Shaw11-16-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWKO315x3
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 01 December 1931 P 15
1931-07-01Jerry Daley5-7-2
Bristol Rovers Eastville Stadium, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWKO315x3
1931-06-22Jack Hood31-3-5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1931-06-01Rene De Vos139-19-21
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO115x3
referee: Moss Deyong
1931-03-20Ben Jeby27-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
referee: Jack Denning
1931-02-13Vince Dundee73-9-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1212
"To Harvey goes all credit for a gallant stand against a foe whose iron resistance to punishment carried the battle. In the final analysis it was ability to withstand the pace and the battering which told the tale, and in this respect Dundee excelled his rival." New York Times
1931-01-09Vince Dundee72-9-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
"Rallying from two knock-downs in the 1st chapter, Dundee recuperated and rallied to win with savage body fire as his best weapon... Unquestionably the English lad is better versed in boxing finesse. He knows more of the skillful end of the game; but the sting and the steam was with the body punches of Dundee which weakened Harvey and took the snap and sting from the English lads punches." (James P. Dawson, New York Times)
1930-12-14George Slack7-12-2
National Sporting Club, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 15 December 1930 P 13
1930-09-29Dave Shade113-21-53
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Charlie Thomas
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 30 September 1930 P 15
1930-07-06Henri van der Vyver0-11-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO110x3
1930-06-15Charlie McDonald25-6-3
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO210x3
1930-05-22Steve McCall12-0-1
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD915x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Evening Telegraph - Friday 23 May 1930 P 15
1930-03-24Francois Stevens3-2-0
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO315x3
Harvey is the European Middleweight Champion at this time, and Stevens is the Belgium Middleweight Champion. Was this bout for the European Middleweight Title? It was scheduled for 15 rounds.
1929-12-18Jack Hood29-2-2
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
referee: Sam Russell
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Western Morning News - Friday 20 December 1929
1929-10-21Jack Hood29-1-2
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
BBBofC British middleweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
Cornishman - Thursday 24 October 1929
Nottingham Evening Post - Tuesday 22 October 1929

1929-05-16Alex Ireland19-7-3
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO715x3
BBBofC British middleweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 17 May 1929
1929-02-21Frank Moody120-49-13
Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London, United KingdomWTKO610x3
referee: Sam Russell
Moody stepped in as opponent for Harvey on three days notice when a fight between Harvey and Jack Hood fell through due to money issues.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 23 February 1929

1928-12-17Antoine Dubois
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWKO110x3
referee: Eugene Corri
Dubois is the Belgium Middleweight Champion.
1928-12-03Leo Frick1-4-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO210x3
referee: Jim Kendrick
Frick down five times in round 1.
1928-10-29Johnny Sullivan18-8-3
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWRTD615x3
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 30 October 1928
1928-10-01Auguste Lengagne3-8-4
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO915x3
1928-09-02Guardsman George West17-16-5
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWDQ410x3
referee: Jimmy Bissell
1928-07-30Emile Egrel21-17-5
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1928-04-24Auguste Lengagne2-7-3
National Sporting Club, Blackfriars, London, United KingdomWKO1015x3
1928-03-05Antoine Forr1-1-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO710x3
1928-01-19Kid Nitram10-4-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWDQ1420x3
referee: Sam Russell
Nitram was in a hopeless plight in the 14th round and endeavored to take counts without being sent to the floor by Harvey. At the third attempt the referee disqualified him
Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 20 January 1928
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 20 January 1928

1927-12-12Marcel Thil45-18-13
Holland Park Rink, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1927-10-31Jack Etienne61-14-4
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWTKO1315x3
Etienne retired from contest.
1927-10-16Piet Brand28-13-7
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWPTS1415x3
Due to an error by the timekeeper the bout only lasted 14 rounds
Source: "Len Harvey - Prince of Boxers" by Gilbert Odd

1927-09-22Primo Ubaldo3-4-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO210x3
1927-09-01Billy Farmer10-5-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO210x3
1927-08-11Charles Screve1-4-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO215x3
1927-07-07Emile Egrel20-12-5
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWTKO1315x3
Referee stopped the fight.
1927-06-05Piet Brand26-12-7
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWDQ610x3
1927-04-25Joe Rolfe28-10-1
Holland Park Rink, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO1015x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
Eliminator British Middleweight Title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 26 April 1927 P 17

1927-04-04Joe Bloomfield38-14-7
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWDQ1115x3
Western Morning News - Tuesday 05 April 1927
1927-03-14Maurice Prunier35-27-13
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Western Morning News - Tuesday 15 March 1927
1927-01-03Len Johnson61-25-6
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Sam Russell
BYorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 04 January 1927 P 13
1926-12-13Andy Newton128-31-6
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWTKO815x3
referee: Sam Russell
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 14 December 1926 P 5
1926-11-22Nol Steenhorst23-25-11
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Western Morning News - Tuesday 23 November 1926
1926-09-13'Hamilton' Johnny Brown33-7-1
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
referee: Sam Russell
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 14 September 1926 P 3
1926-07-04Nol Steenhorst22-22-11
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWTKO1515x3
1926-06-14Billy Mattick23-10-3
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO715x3
Western Morning News - Tuesday 15 June 1926
1926-04-29Harry Mason72-8-5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
BBBofC British welterweight title
Hull Daily Mail - Friday 30 April 1926
1926-04-01Harry Benton3-3-0
Drill Hall, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO315x3
referee: E Cload
Western Morning News - Saturday 03 April 1926
1926-03-01Johnny Sullivan10-5-3
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Joe Palmer
Western Morning News - Tuesday 02 March 1926
1926-02-02Billy Bird94-20-7
Lime Grove Baths, Shepherd's Bush, London, United KingdomWKO815x3
Western Morning News - Wednesday 03 February 1926
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