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Ray Bronson
Global ID26165
sexmale
birthdate 1887-08-02
death date 1948-00-00 (60)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
aliasJohn Ray Bronson
country USA
residenceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
birth placeWebster City, Iowa, USA
won 48 (KO 22) + lost 10 (KO 4) + drawn 23 = 81
rounds boxed 674
Newspaper Decisions won 12 : lost 9 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 214
Total Bouts 104 KO% 21.15
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1920-09-06Jack Britton60-11-11
Cedar Point Arena, Sandusky, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Register
1914-02-28Matt Wells13-5-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLTKO720
The towel was thrown in.
1914-02-14Frank Picato21-13-3
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
1914-01-01Waldemar Holberg24-13-4
Baker's Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020
World Welterweight Title
Australian Version
Holberg takes over Bronson's World Welterweight title claim. Bronson had recently arrived in Australia with Eddie McGoorty and Young Saylor. Nov. 18, 1913 Tacoma Daily News.

1913-05-12Young Denny14-3-5
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USALNWS1010
referee: Dick Burke
Newspaper decision for Denny from New Orleans Item, New Orleans Daily Picayune, Atlanta Constitution.
Bronson defended the American version of the World Welterweight title (142 pounds at 3 PM) in a no-decision bout

1913-04-23Hilliard Lang5-3-2
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1913-04-14Billy Griffith11-16-7
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USADNWS1010
"Griffith had much the better of the early fighting, but Bronson finished strong." (Reno Evening Gazette)
1913-03-08Tommy Howell11-4-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Howell won the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala). This fight did not occur in Kansas City, St. Louis, or any other city in the midwest, as incorectly shown here previously.
1913-03-05Leo Kelly4-2-1
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO28
Bronson was down in the 1st round.
1913-01-29Jimmy Perry13-4-2
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
"Pity, compassion, the milk of human kindness or the lack of the necessary punch prevented Ray Bronson from scoring a knockout victory over Jim Perry of Pittsburgh in their bout at the Auditorium last night. A wholesome respect for the kick that was in some of the swings that jarred Bronson's head may have caused him to be overcautious, but from the third round on it looked as if the Pittsburgher could be stowed away almost any moment." (Indianapolis Star)
1913-01-22Tommy Howell10-4-0
Labor Temple Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USALPTS1010
1913-01-13Spike Kelly3-1-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
Kelly claims American version of World Welterweight title
1912-10-29Clarence English29-10-10
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Bronson won the newspaper decision. (Reno Evening Gazette)
1912-09-09Hilliard Lang5-3-2
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLNWS1212
Bronson defended the American version of the World Welterweight title in a no-decision bout. (Chicago Tribune 12/29/1912)
1912-09-02Wildcat Ferns29-4-9
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1912-06-29Harry Brewer11-0-3
Ball Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1912-05-29Packey McFarland65-0-5
Independence Ball Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
referee: Edward W. Smith
Bronson defended the American version of the World Welterweight title in a no-decision bout
Indianapolis Star scored for McFarland 5-1-4 by rounds, but inexplicably concluded the round-by-round report with a draw decision.
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Fort Wayne Sentinel ("McFarland's shifty foot work and ability to keep out of the way of Ray Bronson's swings and punches gave him the best of the match"), Logansport Journal ("general opinion was that McFarland was the winner"), Walter H. Eckersall (Chicago Tribune), Pittsburgh Gazette Times ("McFarland, who was fast, in and out with his jabs and uppercuts, and clever in his foot-work, had all the better of it"), AP ("McFarland had the better of eight rounds and Bronson managed to break even in the other two").

1912-05-23Harry Brewer11-0-3
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS88
Brewer "won a decisive victory." (Daily Commonwealth)
Bronson defended the American version of the World Welterweight title in a no-decision bout

1912-04-01Clarence English29-8-10
Saint Joseph, Missouri, USAWPTS1515
Bronson claimed the American version of the World Welterweight title (147lbs)
1912-02-22Young Erne24-10-5
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
"Ray Bronson, welterweight championship claimant, last night succesfully defended the title he has assumed by outpointing Young Erne of Philadelphia in a dazzling ten-round bout at the Auditorium." (Indianapolis Star)
1912-01-01Tommy Devlin23-1-6
Tri City A.C., Jeffersonville, Indiana, USADPTS1010
referee: Marvin Hart
"Referee Hart's verdict was met by a concert of hisses from the fans who thought Bronson should have had a decision on account of his forcing the fight all the way." (Indianapolis Star)
1911-11-29Tommy Howell9-3-0
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1911-10-18Milburn Saylor13-2-5
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
referee: Tommy Dillon
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1911-09-27Tommy Howell9-3-0
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
referee: Tommy Dillon
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1911-08-29Tommy Howell8-3-0
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
1911-08-23Dave Deshler25-19-21
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Bronson "outpointed Deshler all the way, landing three or four blows to Deshler's one." (Indianapolis Star)
1911-07-26Eddie Webber3-1-0
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO310
1911-07-10Johnny Glover7-4-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1911-06-05Morris Bloom7-4-1
Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
1911-03-22Sid Burns34-2-1
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ1920x3
Burns won this fight by disqualification, not Bronson as was previously entered per the Boston Globe and New York Times.
1911-01-23Jim Armstrong6-1-1
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO520
1911-01-07Arthur Douglas35-8-7
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1120x2
referee: Snowy Baker
1911-01-02Hughie Mehegan35-10-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
vacant Australian lightweight title
1910-12-07Frank Thorn26-13-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO420
Thorn broke his arm.
1910-11-16Sid Papworth Sullivan16-9-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
1910-10-22Tommy Jones14-12-7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Peter Flannagan
The Brisbane Courier October 22, 1910
1910-08-29Grover Hayes39-3-7
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
Bronson was down in the 8th round.
1910-08-01Johnny Krause4-1-0
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1910-07-26Guy Dalton0-1-0
Richmond, Indiana, USAWPTS88
1910-06-30Jack Britton14-3-4
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
referee: Wallace Wood
1910-06-13Harry Trendall9-3-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1910-06-08Guy Dalton
near Evansville, Indiana, USAWKO5
Held on a boat on the Ohio River
1910-05-17Jack Redmond30-10-7
Grand Opera House, Anderson, Indiana, USALNWS1010
St. Paul Daily News
1910-05-05Mike Memsic3-5-1
Anderson, Indiana, USAWNWS88
referee: Marion Scott
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1910-05-02Paul Kohler0-2-1
Akron, Ohio, USADNWS1010
A draw from P.J. Garvey (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and Canton (OH) Evening Repository (ten fast rounds to a draw).
1910-03-22Tommy O'Keefe10-2-0
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO312
1910-03-12Joe Hirst4-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Bronson from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Record. A draw from the Philadelphia Item.
1910-03-08Jack Dillon20-0-4
Grand Opera House, Anderson, Indiana, USADPTS810
As Jack Dalton of Indianapolis (Dallas (TX) Morning News). Bronson took the place of Willie Fitzgerald owing to the death of Fitz's father. The referee declared it a draw in the 8th, although the bout was scheduled for 10 rounds.
1910-02-22Matty Baldwin70-14-41
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1909-12-26Matty Baldwin69-13-40
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USADPTS2020
referee: Tommy Walsh
1909-12-14Dave Deshler23-14-17
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Dick Fleming
1909-11-30Dave Deshler23-14-16
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Dick Fleming
1909-09-19Packey McFarland51-0-2
West Side A.C., McDonoughville, Louisiana, USADPTS2020
referee: Wallace Wood
McFarland was knocked down in the 1st round. Bronson was knocked down in the 4th round, and slipped to his knees several times in the later rounds.
New Orleans Daily Picayune scored the bout 8-5-7 in favor of McFarland. New Orleans Item scored the bout 9-6-5 in favor of McFarland.

1909-08-07Jack O'Sullivan
Marion, Indiana, USAWPTS66
1909-07-03Jack Redmond24-6-5
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
referee: Wallace Wood
1909-06-26Jack Redmond24-6-4
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1010
1909-05-25Cyclone Johnny Thompson23-18-8
Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS66
"Thompson had much the best of the bout." (Coshocton Daily Times)
1909-05-15Russell Van Horn1-3-2
Royal A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1010
referee: Wallace Wood
1909-03-12Jack Dillon11-0-2
Hartford City A.C., Hartford City, Indiana, USADPTS66
ND? Indianapolis Star reported Bronson as having a "slight edge".
1909-03-05Freddie Welsh26-2-3
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USALTKO1320
referee: Dave Barry
Bronson was down twice in the 10th round and three times in the 13th.
1909-01-26Julius Stein0-1-3
Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO3
1909-01-22Jimmy Dunn18-8-10
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack Ryan
Indianapolis Morning Star.
1908-11-20Kid Goodman62-22-34
Dayton Gymnastic Club, Dayton, Ohio, USAWPTS2020
1908-10-16Perry Moyer
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO1
1908-09-07Jimmy Dunn18-8-8
Springfield, Ohio, USADPTS1515
1908-04-23Andy Bezenah31-6-8
Springfield, Ohio, USADPTS1515
1908-03-30Andy Bezenah31-5-8
Springfield, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1908-02-18Kid Hogan5-8-0
Springfield, Ohio, USAWKO5
1907-10-30Julius Stein0-1-2
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
referee: James Ryan
Indianapolis Star.
1907-05-08Grover Hayes32-0-1
Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1907-04-25Jack Ward18-13-14
Princess Rink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USAWKO3
time: 2:26 | referee: Malachy Hogan
1907-04-03Julius Stein0-1-1
Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1907-03-22Mike Bartley7-13-8
Princess Rink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
1907-03-20Johnny Nickels
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO3
1906-12-12Mickey Ford2-1-0
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
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