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Bermondsey Billy Wells
Global ID26146
sexmale
birthdate 1897-03-17
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
country United Kingdom
residenceBermondsey, London, United Kingdom
birth placeLondon, United Kingdom
won 39 (KO 13) + lost 16 (KO 2) + drawn 11 = 71
rounds boxed 610
Newspaper Decisions won 16 : lost 5 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 222
Total Bouts 93 KO% 13.98
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1932-03-04Young Jack Thompson76-30-12
Stockton, California, USALTKO610
1932-01-27Buddy Gorman26-9-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS66
1931-10-14Mickey Gibbons14-13-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO410
1931-09-30Leroy Borden9-9-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO46
referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
1931-08-21Al Trulmans32-2-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy McMahon
1931-05-29Charlie Cobb38-13-4
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy McMahon
1930-06-06Young Jack Thompson66-24-12
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USALKO210
referee: Phil Collins
1930-02-05Laurie Peppin16-4-2
Walker Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDPTS1010
1930-01-17Billy Light22-5-1
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADPTS1010
1929-12-10Young Jack Thompson63-21-12
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALPTS1010
Wells down once in the 3rd and three times in the 10th round.
1929-11-26Jimmy Owens9-7-3
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWPTS1010
ND?
1927-10-14Mickey Fedor14-20-10
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USALSD1010
1927-05-28Danny Nelson
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWKO2
1927-04-29Jack Britton78-17-18
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
Semi-Final bout in elimination tournament for Southern Welterweight title
1927-04-22Arthur Schaekels78-19-7
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USADPTS1010
referee: Jess O'Brien
1927-03-02Al Van Ryan20-8-4
Waterfront Park, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USALPTS1010
1927-02-16Young Leonard26-28-8
Waterfront Park, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USAWKO210
1927-01-07Julian Jim Moran28-16-7
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jim Downing
1926-11-22Jimmy Jones23-6-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1926-11-12Julian Jim Moran27-15-7
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1926-11-05Arthur Schaekels74-15-7
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1926-01-18Sailor Friedman28-9-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ610
"Friedman got in a low punch which sent Wells down. After consultation of doctors and boxing officials, it was decided to award the fight to Wells. In an early round the referee had warned Friedman for hitting low." (AP)
1925-12-26Harry Dudley31-28-23
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALDQ7
referee: Johnny McAvoy
Referee McAvoy disqualified Wells for using the backhand blow; he had been warned several times. New York Times
1925-12-21Pete Latzo34-3-2
Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
Latzo won the newspaper decision. Latzo's aggressiveness out-weighed Wells' superior boxing skill. New York Times
1925-11-20Al Van Ryan17-5-2
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Decatur Review
1925-11-06Pinky Mitchell12-9-4
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Wells won the newspaper decision. (Stevens Point Daily Journal)
1925-10-16Dave Shade75-15-49
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Rooks
Shade broke his right thumb in the second round, and fought left-handed for the remainder of the bout. Shade won the newspaper decision (Chicago Tribune).
1925-06-23Mike Dempsey18-18-5
Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO910
1925-05-11Frank Gargano23-6-7
Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO3
1925-03-16Rem Williams0-2-0
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWKO710
1925-02-20Jack Britton73-15-17
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1925-01-28Pete Latzo28-1-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-01-23Johnny Mendez9-2-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-01-16Harry Galfund28-10-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USADPTS66
1925-01-09Chick Roach52-15-15
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS88
1924-10-15Allentown Joe Gans26-4-2
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1924-06-03Oakland Jimmy Duffy89-12-21
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS44
1924-05-27Bert Colima71-11-12
Arena, Vernon, California, USALPTS44
1924-05-13Bert Colima70-10-12
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWDQ14
1924-05-06Johnny O'Donnell10-3-2
Arena, Vernon, California, USADPTS44
1924-04-30Oakland Jimmy Duffy87-12-21
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
1924-04-25Sailor Harold Liston13-3-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
Report states, Wells easily disposed of Liston, who was on the defensive throughout.
1924-04-15Bert Colima69-9-12
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
Colima is claimant to the Pacific Coast Middleweight title at this time.
1924-04-04Ray Long11-10-9
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
1924-03-05Oakland Jimmy Duffy86-12-20
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS44
1924-02-26Pete Latzo18-1-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1924-02-18Dave Shade65-13-46
National Guard Armory, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Popular verdict - a win for Shade (World Almanac). Deleted a bout between Shade and Wells dated 02/09/1923 because it seems to refer to this fight and no result was found.
1924-01-25Jimmy Jones16-1-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Wells won the newspaper decision. (Lima News)
1923-11-27Frankie Schoell45-8-4
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USANCNC310
referee: Tommy Ginty
The bout was stopped after the referee felt that neither man had given a good effort.
1923-10-26Dave Shade62-13-46
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
1923-10-08Morrie Schlaifer21-11-0
Omaha, Nebraska, USADPTS1010
1923-10-01Joe Simonich15-6-8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision is from the Milwaukee Journal.
1923-09-10Jimmy Jones14-1-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USANCNC610
Fargo Forum: Fight was declared no contest when both fighters fell through the ropes. Wells struck his head, cutting a gash, and hurting his back. Jone slightly hurt his left leg. Wells was unable to continue. Both men were out of the ring for more than 10 seconds. Wells had a good margin over Jones when the contest ended.
1923-09-03Soldier Bartfield48-24-8
109th Infantry Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican
1923-08-31Tillie Herman41-35-22
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1923-08-14Johnny Nichols10-4-0
Baseball Park, Larksville, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent
1923-07-27Roy Conley11-8-6
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO4
1923-06-12Joe Simonich15-5-8
Butte, Montana, USAWPTS1515
Reported as Billy Wells of England by the Tacoma News-Tribune.
1923-05-04Jock Malone40-4-3
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Wells won the newspaper decision. (Appleton Post Crescent)
1923-04-16Jock Malone40-4-3
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Wells won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review)
1923-04-02Frankie Schoell39-8-4
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaNCNC410
referee: Lou Marsh
Marsh stopped the bout, declaring they were "refusing to fight." Montreal Gazette. "As a result of the 'show' city charities will get approximately $4,400 - Wells' purse of $1,450 and Schoell's purse of $1,250, which will be handed to the Associated Charities by the Ontario Athletic Commission, which confiscated them and the profits of the show, about $1,700, which will be turned over to an orphanage or the Hospital for Sick Children by the International Sporting Club, which promoted the show." - Toronto Star, April 4
1923-03-16Frankie Schoell39-7-4
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
referee: Curley Ulrich
1923-03-02Frankie Schoell39-7-4
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent
1923-02-02Morrie Schlaifer16-8-0
Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USALPTS1010
referee: George Duffy
Police placed Duffy in protective custody following his unpopular decision Date: Saturday, February 3, 1923 Paper: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Page: 1
1923-01-17Frankie Schoell36-7-4
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent
1923-01-12Bud Logan14-6-4
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
referee: Ed Smith
Newspaper decision from the Davenport Democrat and Leader
1922-11-22Steve Latzo16-9-1
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
(Wilkes-Barre Times Leader)
1922-11-17Morrie Schlaifer14-8-0
Coliseum, Davenport, Iowa, USAWNWS1010
referee: Davy Miller
Newspaper decision from the Davenport Democrat and Leader
1922-11-10Johnny Tillman25-15-15
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1922-10-20Jack Perry30-20-4
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
Wells won the newspaper decision. (Bismarck Tribune)
1922-09-04Dennis O'Keefe7-1-1
Floyd Fitzsimmons' Arena, Michigan City, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1922-08-10Pete Latzo13-0-0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
(Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Scranton Republican)
1922-07-18Jack Thomas10-4-1
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaNCNC44
referee: Bert Schneider
Result not reported; this may have been an exhibition. Montreal Gazette
1922-06-01Soldier Bartfield45-13-7
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1212
1922-05-19Sammy Good47-29-36
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
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