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Ford Smith
Global ID21033
sexmale
birthdate 1911-04-11
death date 1966-05-15 (55)
divisionheavyweight
country USA
residenceKalispell, Montana, USA
birth placeHeron, Montana, USA
won 32 (KO 13) + lost 27 (KO 13) + drawn 8 = 68
rounds boxed 456 KO% 19.12
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1941-10-08Connie Norden8-1-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALTKO48
1939-06-02Ernie Collins33-11-9
Olympic Arena, Reno, Nevada, USALTKO610
referee: George Cunningham
1939-05-09Chuck Crowell28-10-3
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USALTKO510
1939-05-05Jack Howard33-20-10
Olympic Arena, Reno, Nevada, USAWKO810
referee: George Cunningham
1939-04-21Charley Coates23-15-2
Olympic Arena, Reno, Nevada, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Cunningham
"Smith copped the decision from Charles Coates in ten rounds of the best fighting among the big fellows ever seen here, and there was none to argue when referee George Cunningham raised his hand without hesitating. The score card showed six rounds for Smith, two rounds for the 'Killer' and two even. The Montanan, who once knocked out Buddy Baer, but who has been stopped by almost every prominent heavy in the business at one time or another, was a changed man last night. He outboxed and outsped the lighter Negro to score heavily on points. Twice he had Coates on the floor in bad shape, and he took five of the hardest punches the Killer ever landed on any man, and they didn't even rock him." (Reno Evening Gazette)
1939-03-17Elza Thompson10-1-0
Sacramento, California, USALTKO66
referee: Fred Bottaro
1937-09-09Wild Bill Boyd3-0-0
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USALTKO210
Dr. Hinton Jones refused to allow Smith to continue after the boxer sustained a badly cut left eye. Former champion Young Corbett was in attendance. Tacoma News Tribune
1937-06-24Bud Jenkins
Hamilton, Montana, USAWPTS1010
Although outweighed by 45 lbs, Jenkins floored Smith in round 1.
1937-02-05Bill Perusich
Missoula, Montana, USAWRTD810
Stopped after the eighth round.
1936-12-11Tiger Jack Fox67-13-7
Armory, Spokane, Washington, USALKO310
1936-11-04Jack Tebo4-5-0
Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaLPTS1010
1936-09-11Lee Savold30-14-1
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALKO410
time: 1:55
1936-08-14Andre Lenglet23-9-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1936-07-04Leo Lomski97-24-15
Red Lodge, Montana, USADPTS1010
referee: Al Webster
1936-01-27Leroy Haynes34-7-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO210
1936-01-21Nathan Mann26-3-1
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALTKO710
Smith was down four times, three for nine counts, before the referee stopped the fight. From the Washington Star (Laurence Fielding).
1936-01-01Lee Savold22-10-1
LPTS1010
Date Uncertain
1935-12-25Al Ettore51-7-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1935-11-25Primo Carnera82-8-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Toby Irwin
Attendance 7,000.
1935-11-15Ray Impelletiere7-5-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
A "disputed decision." (Associated Press) From The Ring, February 1936, page 63.
1935-10-22Charley Retzlaff58-7-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
referee: Ed Shave
1935-09-24Buddy Baer25-1-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS66
1935-07-04Tommy Lynch3-1-3
Kalispell, Montana, USANCND?
referee: T. M. Monroe
MSAC Inspector's Report only states the bout took place and does not list the distance or result.
1935-06-21Art Lasky33-3-3
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO610
referee: Toby Irwin
1935-06-07Maxie Rosenbloom180-34-22
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1935-04-26Hank Hankinson29-8-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
Smith was knocked down for a nine-count in the 2nd round.
1935-04-09Tony Souza26-12-5
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1935-01-15Frank Connolly5-1-1
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS88
1935-01-01KO Christner47-39-4
LPTS88
Exact date in 1935 & location unknown.
1934-12-21Frank Wallulis17-0-1
Armory, Spokane, Washington, USADPTS66
1934-12-11Al Morro8-5-1
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS1010
1934-11-27Frank Wallulis16-0-0
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Rod Murphy | judge: Eddie O'Neill | judge: Al Rosenberg
1934-11-20Al Morro8-5-0
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS88
1934-10-23Sonny Buxton6-4-4
Liberty Hall, Bellingham, Washington, USADPTS66
1934-08-21Fred Lenhart81-14-11
Civic Ice Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS1010
USA Washington State heavyweight title
1934-07-31Jack Howard15-6-6
Natatorium Park, Spokane, Washington, USAWTKO56
1934-07-04Fred Lenhart79-14-11
Fairgrounds, Kalispell, Montana, USALPTS1010
This was the lone bout on a 4th of July celebration held in Kalispell; it would prove to be the last professional bout staged in Kalispell until 1962.
1934-06-22Ben Shave26-12-18
Bremerton, Washington, USADPTS66
The headline read: "Ex-Marine Corporal New Bremerton Ring Favorite After Brilliant Bout Here." The sub-text, in part: "Bremerton boxing fans today had a new idol -- Ben Shave.... Shave, although outweighed 30 pounds, fought the state heavyweight champ to a standstill, taking everything Ford had to offer and blasting him with terrific jolts to the head and body that jarred Smith more than once.... The bout was unquestionably one of the best ever fought in a Bremerton ring and, in the minds of fans here, established Shave as the uncrowned Northwest heavyweight champion." Daily News Searchlight
1934-05-31Art Maxwell6-4-0
Arena, White Center, Washington, USAWTKO410
1934-05-04Bert Paxton17-19-3
Bremerton, Washington, USAWKO710
USA Washington State heavyweight title
"A vicious left uppercut put Paxton back on the ropes in the seventh and Smith stepped in thudding lefts and rights off the negro's head and body until he slumped to the floor, taking the full count." Daily News Searchlight
1934-04-13Gordon (Red) Tingley32-9-12
Opera House, Kalispell, Montana, USAWKO410
1934-04-05Fred Lenhart78-14-11
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USALUD1010
USA Washington State heavyweight title
Lenhart was out-weighed by 24 pounds.
1934-03-22Fred Lenhart77-14-11
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USALPTS1010
USA Washington State heavyweight title
The first official state title bout in Washington history since the boxing commission had selected champions the December before. Also, Lenhart's first bout in several months.
1934-03-15Bert Paxton15-15-3
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS88
1934-02-16Sonny Buxton
Bremerton A.C., Bremerton, Washington, USAWPTS88
Buxton is the British Columbia heavyweight champion. "The bout climaxed one of the greatest fight cards ever presented in the Bremerton ring, every battle being fast and full of action from start to finish." Bremerton's Daily News Searchlight
1934-01-23Frank Van Hee30-4-9
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
"Smith smashed Van Hee's face time and again with terrific lefts." (Associated Press)
1934-01-02KO Christner43-37-4
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS88
referee: Rod Murphy
1933-12-07Del Wolfe17-25-9
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWKO2
1933-12-05Bert Paxton15-14-3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1933-12-01Swede Roberts4-4-1
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USAWPTS1010
1933-11-23George Baker22-15-13
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1933-11-09Leon Bombo Chevalier24-17-7
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1933-11-03Leon Bombo Chevalier24-16-7
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USAWPTS66
1933-10-24George Baker22-12-13
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWTKO56
referee: Rod Murphy
1933-10-13Swede Roberts3-3-1
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USAWPTS88
Smith is the former All-Navy heavyweight champion, per Bremerton's Daily News Searchlight.
1933-10-03Harry Thomas9-4-0
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USALKO26
referee: Tommy McCarty
1933-09-28Nick Wagner12-12-7
Opera House, Kalispell, Montana, USAWTKO910
1933-08-24Larry Holt
Auditorium Theater, Spokane, Washington, USAWKO310
1933-07-27Frank Van Hee28-2-9
Arena, Dishman, Washington, USALKO510
time: 0:32
1933-05-16George Baker19-10-13
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS44
1932-11-22Harry DeWitz10-14-0
Missoula, Montana, USAWKO3
1932-07-27David Mills
Fairgrounds, Kalispell, Montana, USAWTKO18
1932-04-15Joe Merhar4-1-0
Missoula, Montana, USADPTS88
1932-03-24Jack Murphy1-3-0
Missoula, Montana, USAWPTS88
1931-11-24Eddie Foy3-1-0
Missoula, Montana, USAWPTS88
A "close, hard fought eight-round bout." (Helena Independent)
1931-10-16Eddie Baker6-2-1
Idaho Falls, Idaho, USALKO810
1931-06-02James Merriott1-0-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO36
1931-01-27Walter Hoffman10-13-5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS44

 
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