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Willie Davies
Global ID27843
sexmale
birthdate 1907-01-22
death date 1968-07-19 (61)
divisionflyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
aliasWee Willie
country USA
residenceRoscoe, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeNantyffyllon, Wales, United Kingdom
birth nameWilliam P. Davies
won 121 (KO 8) + lost 27 (KO 2) + drawn 17 = 166
rounds boxed 1512
Newspaper Decisions won 8 : lost 2 : drawn
rounds boxed 96
Total Bouts 176 KO% 4.55
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-04-04Ross Fields41-7-2
Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1933-03-31Charley Burns7-2-1
Northside Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALMD66
referee: Joe Zivic | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Mike Moran
1933-01-30George Annarino44-4-3
Eagles' Temple, Zanesville, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1932-12-01Ross Fields39-5-2
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1932-09-26Johnny Devlin6-4-4
Castle Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
referee: Red Robinson
Devlin floored six times.
1932-09-19Bobby Leitham19-9-8
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLSD1010
Leitham "was extended to the limit to gain a close, but well deserved decision." Toronto Globe
1932-08-18Mose Butch25-6-2
Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Lou Meininger | judge: Jock Simcoe
1932-08-04Nat Litfin27-4-2
Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWSD88
referee: Jack Henderson | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Jock Simcoe
1932-07-26Babe Triscaro13-0-0
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1932-07-14Sammy Paris14-22-9
Fairmont, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1932-06-13Emile Pladner70-8-6
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLSD1010
Part of a bantamweight elimination tournament to find a challenger for Panama Al Brown. "Superior punching ability, backed by an air-tight defense," gave Pladner the unanimous decision. New York Times. However, the Toronto Daily Star reported a split decision: "Pladner won the fight by a strong finish, but Wee Willie made him battle every inch of the ten round route, and one judge considered it so close at the finish that he voted for him. The other were, of course, for Pladner."
1932-06-01Benny Brostoff41-30-8
Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaDPTS1010
1932-04-22Johnny Warner17-8-1
Fairmont, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1932-04-08Ross Fields34-4-2
Equestrium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS66
1932-03-31Tony Marino12-0-0
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1932-02-26Jackie Wilson17-5-2
Kapphan's Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Al Grayber
1932-02-05Jimmy 'Kid' Smith11-6-7
Fairmont, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1932-01-25Bobby Leitham16-6-7
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS88
1931-12-14Mose Butch21-4-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO110
referee: Al Grayber
Davies floored three times in the first. A badly cut mouth forced the stoppage between the first and second rounds.
1931-10-30Ross Fields26-2-2
Equestrium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1931-10-22Joe Dragon36-14-4
Clarksburg, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1931-10-16Ross Fields25-2-2
Equestrium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS66
1931-09-24Ross Fields24-1-2
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-09-10George Annarino33-3-3
Parkersburg, West Virginia, USAWMD1010
referee: James Devine | judge: George Downing | judge: W.W. Johnson
1931-09-02Johnny Edwards13-10-5
Opera House, Huntington, West Virginia, USADPTS1010
A previous meeting between the two had also ended in a draw
1931-08-13Jimmy 'Kid' Smith10-4-6
Parkersburg, West Virginia, USAWUD1010
1931-07-23Jimmy Thomas23-9-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Lou Meininger
1931-07-14Ross Fields21-1-1
East Liverpool, Ohio, USADPTS1010
1931-06-17Lew Farber20-12-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaDPTS88
1931-05-29Matty Mathewson26-7-2
Carney Auditorium, Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-05-21Jimmy Thomas22-8-2
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Jock Simcoe | judge: Frank Ferris
1931-05-06Art Giroux22-7-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLPTS1010
1931-03-03Midget Wolgast70-6-2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Al Grayber
1931-02-09Britt Gorman9-1-1
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS66
1931-01-19Phil Tobias25-19-10
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-01-12Marty Gold42-36-8
Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1930-12-19Midget Wolgast67-6-1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLUD1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Davis down for no count in round 2. "On points - the scoring system used here - Wolgast won by from three to five points on the sheets of all three judges." - Toronto Star
1930-11-03Archie Bell46-13-11
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Frank Brown | judge: Freddie Lux
Davis floored in the tenth and last round, but up before the referee could start a count. Monessen Daily Independent.
1930-10-06Johnny Goodrich6-1-0
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS88
referee: Alex Sinclair
"It was as fine a fight as has been seen around here in a long while, and Goodrich didn't lose any particular prestige in defeat...The customers got their money's worth and more." - Toronto Star
1930-09-18Happy Atherton35-20-10
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Frank Ferris | judge: Lou Meininger
1930-08-25Frankie Anselm29-10-10
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Frank Ferris
1930-08-19Frisco Grande23-45-5
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1930-07-14Black Bill122-21-12
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Grayber | judge: Freddie Lux | judge: Jack Henderson
Reported to be the sixth meeting between these two boxers.
Davies petitioned ontario Commission for recornition as Flyweight Champion after this bout.

1930-06-23Routier Parra14-21-6
Castle Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: George Chip | judge: Tommy Jones | judge: Joe Fox
1930-06-11Jackie Coogan4-9-4
Fouts Brothers Bowl, East Liverpool, Ohio, USAWKO310
1930-06-02Black Bill122-20-12
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1930-04-10Johnny Edwards10-5-2
Junction Park, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1930-03-18Happy Atherton35-18-8
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News (slight shade for Atherton), AP wire had a draw.
1930-02-13Vito Mazzeo3-0-0
Junction Park Arena, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Henderson
1930-01-24Steve Rocco15-2-1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
Reportedly the second time Rocco had gone the distance and lost. The Globe
1929-12-27Steve Rocco15-2-1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaNCNC610
referee: Lou Marsh
Rocco rushed Davies, who went flying through the ropes, and hit his head on the side of the ring "with such force that he was not only unable to continue, but was 'out' for some time afterward." The Globe. This could have been a TKO, but was ruled no contest. Part of the fifth round of the Shamrock A.C.'s world flyweight elimination tournament.
1929-12-02Eugene Huat31-7-2
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Part of the fourth round of the Shamrock A.C.'s world flyweight elimination tournament. The Globe
1929-11-04Black Bill113-19-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
One of four bouts, on the same card, of the first round of the NYSAC's elimination tournament to produce a recognized holder of the vacant flyweight title.
1929-10-21Franklyn Young1-1-1
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-09-16Corporal Izzy Schwartz62-28-12
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Al Grayber
Schwartz was down twice in the final round.
1929-09-05Genaro Pino31-14-5
Junction Park, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-08-26Luis Carpentero11-6-9
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS88
1929-08-05Frankie Genaro60-13-6
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1929-07-25Carl Cavelli13-10-3
Junction Park, New Brighton, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-07-15Marty Gold36-31-7
Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
referee: George Chip | judge: Jim Dunn | judge: Jim Fox
1929-07-08Luis Carpentero11-5-8
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-06-14Carl Cavelli13-9-2
Embassy Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1929-06-10Carl Cavelli13-8-2
Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWPTS1010
1929-06-06Frisco Grande17-30-3
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-05-17Frisco Grande17-28-3
Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-05-13Harry Goldstein26-17-4
Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: George Chip | judge: Thomas Dugan | judge: Jim Fox
1929-04-19Jackie Rodgers7-10-2
Moose Lodge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Keally | judge: Frank Ferris | judge: Red Robinson
Results from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Davies "gave Rodgers a boxing lesson".
1929-04-15Midget Wolgast42-5-1
Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Frank Ferris | judge: Jim McLaughlin
1929-03-04Frisco Grande17-24-3
Jolly Bowl, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Chip | judge: Thomas Dugan | judge: Jim Dunn
1929-02-18Howard Mayberry44-15-8
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-02-08Ruby Bradley59-29-4
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS66
referee: Herschel Osbourne
1929-01-28Marty Gold36-25-7
Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
IBRO 72
1929-01-21Marty Gold36-24-7
State Armory, Oil City, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1929-01-04Art Giroux4-4-1
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS88
referee: Lou Marsh
1928-12-03Frenchy Belanger29-10-10
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLSD1212
referee: Lou Marsh
Kid Chocolate & Ted (Kid) Lewis were introduced. The Globe
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