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Freddie Mills
Global ID17916
sexmale
birthdate 1919-06-26
death date 1965-07-25 (46)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach72″   /   183cm
aliasFearless Freddie
country United Kingdom
residenceBournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
birth placeBournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
won 77 (KO 55) + lost 18 (KO 7) + drawn 6 = 101
rounds boxed 710 KO% 54.46
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1950-01-24Joey Maxim67-16-4
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO1015x3
referee: Andrew Smyth
World Light Heavyweight Title
1949-06-02Bruce Woodcock34-3-0
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomLKO1415x3
referee: Sam Russell
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1948-11-06Johnny Ralph16-0-1
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO810
referee: Willie Corner
Ralph down five times in the sixth round.
1948-07-26Gus Lesnevich59-11-5
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Teddy Waltham
World Light Heavyweight Title
"Blood streamed from cuts over both of Lesnevich's eyes from the 1st round and he was twice down for counts of nine, one of which he took resting on one knee." (Sydney Morning Herald, AAP)
Referee Waltham gave verdict to Mills at the end of the bout.

1948-04-20Ken Shaw19-7-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWTKO112x3
referee: Ben Green
Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1948-02-17Paco Bueno23-1-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO215
EBU (European) light heavyweight title
Bueno 250 grams over the limit and struggled to cut the weight
1947-11-28Stephane Olek18-4-1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1947-09-08Pol Goffaux15-6-2
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO415x3
vacant EBU (European) light heavyweight title
1947-06-03Lloyd Marshall59-15-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLKO510x3
time: 2:58
Mills was down four times before the knockout.
1947-04-29Nick Wolmarans13-4-1
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO510
referee: Cyril Baynes
1947-02-17Enrico Bertola18-2-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO510x3
1947-01-20Willie Quentemeijer17-3-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO210x3
1946-11-05Joe Baksi50-6-3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLRTD610x3
1946-08-13John Nilsson7-1-1
Withdean Stadium, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWKO310x3
Nilsson down twice prior to KO
1946-06-04Bruce Woodcock25-2-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
Mills down in r4 Gate 45000 Pounds.
1946-05-14Gus Lesnevich53-10-5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLTKO1015x3
World Light Heavyweight Title
Lesnevich floored Mills twice in the second round and twice again the 10th, before the referee stopped the fight. In between these two rough rounds, Freddie did extremely well. "This (was) one of the greatest fights in the history of British boxing." (Johnny Sharpe, in The Ring, August 1946, page 21).

1945-02-10Ken Shaw7-2-2
Queensberry Club, Soho, London, United KingdomWTKO710x3
1944-09-15Jack London82-33-5
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Titles vacated by Len Harvey's retirement
1944-05-25Al Delaney64-27-7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO510x3
Delaney's weight announced post combat in the Montreal Gazette.
1944-02-16Bert Gilroy62-14-8
Queensberry Club, Soho, London, United KingdomWTKO810x3
referee: C B Thomas
1943-05-22Al Robinson31-10-2
Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWKO210x3
1942-10-23Al Robinson29-8-2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWRTD610x3
1942-06-20Len Harvey117-13-10
White Hart Lane (Tottenham FC), Tottenham, London, United KingdomWKO215x3
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.
1942-02-23Jock McAvoy129-13-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD112x3
referee: Ted Broadribb
Final eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title. McAvoy forced to retire at the end of the 1st round due to an injured back. Source: UP
1942-01-26Tom Reddington33-7-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO910x3
referee: Eugene Henderson
1941-12-08Jack London77-32-5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
London 36lbs heavier.
1941-11-28Tom Reddington32-7-2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Ben Hardwicke
1941-11-03Jim Wilde27-16-3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO38x3
1941-09-29Tommy Martin50-13-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO5
1941-09-01Jack Hyams101-45-14
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomLDQ38x3
1941-08-04Tom Reddington32-6-1
Filbert Street Football Ground, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1941-06-30Jack Powell16-21-5
Greyhound Stadium, Reading, Berkshire, United KingdomWTKO110x3
1941-06-08Jack Hyams98-44-14
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO410x3
1941-05-31Trevor Burt4-9-1
Gess Pavillion, Pontypool, Wales, United KingdomWTKO210x3
1941-05-26Arthur (Ginger) Sadd134-21-13
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWTKO910x3
1940-12-26Ernie Simmons14-22-4
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWTKO610x3
Fight did not take place on Sept 13 as previously displayed. Source: Newcastle Daily Journal
1940-08-08Jock McAvoy126-11-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
referee: Joe Tolley
1940-05-22Ben Valentine42-11-2
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO310x3
Badly cut eye
1940-04-18Stafford Barton32-12-3
Sports Centre, Walthamstow, London, United KingdomWTKO710x3
1940-04-10Arthur (Ginger) Sadd130-20-13
Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, Sussex, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Percy Moss
1940-03-17Jim Berry63-24-13
Arena, Coventry, West Midlands, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1939-12-27Elfryn Morris67-22-15
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWKO410x3
Boxing December 27, 1939 P 20
1939-11-27Eddie Maguire45-37-10
Sportsdrome, Southampton, Hampshire, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
1939-10-28Dave McCleave37-13-2
Sportsdrome, Southampton, Hampshire, United KingdomWKO510x3
1939-10-23Eddie Maguire44-37-10
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1939-07-21Battling Charlie Parkin95-65-11
Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO110x3
1939-06-14Arthur (Ginger) Sadd128-16-12
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1939-05-03Dave McCleave35-11-2
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWKO110x3
1939-04-26Battling Charlie Parkin91-64-11
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1939-04-12Elfryn Morris66-21-15
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
Boxing April 19, 1939 P 16 & 17
1939-03-13Nat Franks73-31-7
Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
1939-03-01Eddie Maguire41-33-10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Billy Swift
1939-02-20Ernie Butcher Gascoigne18-20-5
Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
referee: Jim Kenrick
1939-02-01Johnny Blake14-3-0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO612x3
1939-01-18Paul Schaeffer35-32-5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1939-01-04Yorkey Bentley15-12-8
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO712x3
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 01/11/1939
1938-12-14Dave McCleave32-10-2
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
1938-12-07Ernie Butcher Gascoigne17-19-5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1938-11-23Yorkey Bentley14-11-8
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWKO612x3
1938-11-14Tom Curran9-21-2
Aquarium, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1938-11-09Seaman Tommy Long0-3-0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWKO312x3
1938-10-27Fred Clements17-13-5
Connaught Drill Hall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United KingdomWTKO612x3
Bout did not take place on Oct 7 as previously displayed. Referee stopped the fight. Boxing 11/02/1938
1938-08-01Moe Moss92-46-29
Dean Court Football Ground, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWKO510x3
Boxing August 3, 1938 P 8
1938-04-27Battling Charlie Parkin80-54-10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1938-04-13Battling Charlie Parkin79-53-10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO312x3
1938-03-30Jack Lewis27-14-6
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1938-03-16Tommy Taylor14-17-0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1938-03-02Harry Vine0-4-1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO912x3
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 03/09/1938
1938-02-16Ted Barter8-18-1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO612x3
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 02/23/1938
1938-02-02Billy James11-2-0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO312x3
1938-01-19Jim Greaves14-1-5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1938-01-05Ginger Dawkins40-33-20
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO812x3
1937-12-17Ginger Dawkins40-33-19
Adelphi Gardens Pavilion, Paignton, Devon, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
1937-12-15Jack Lewis25-12-5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Joe Symonds
1937-12-01Fred Clements16-10-5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth, Dorset, United KingdomWTKO612x3
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