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Young Corbett II
Global ID31319
sexmale
birthdate 1880-10-04
death date 1927-04-10 (46)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 2½″   /   159cm
aliasWilliam J. Rothwell
country USA
residenceDenver, Colorado, USA
birth placeDenver, Colorado, USA
won 59 (KO 48) + lost 13 (KO 10) + drawn 12 = 86
rounds boxed 673
Newspaper Decisions won 9 : lost 9 : drawn 7
rounds boxed 184
Total Bouts 111 KO% 43.24
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1910-10-20Willie Beecher4-0-0
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO410
referee: Patsy Haley
1909-10-05Dave Deshler22-14-16
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO512
1909-08-20Muggsy Schoel16-4-5
Turner Hall, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USAWKO1520
1909-07-17Johnny Frayne4-1-2
Coffroth Arena, Colma, California, USALTKO825
referee: Tiv Krelling
1909-06-08Mike Fleming8-3-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Record gave its newspaper decision to Corbett and the Philadelphia Item considered the fight to be even.
1909-06-04Sammy Smith17-7-2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1909-05-17Dick Nelson47-3-13
American A.C., Schenectady, New York, USALNWS1010
(Boston Globe)
1909-05-11Harry Scroggs42-21-15
Monumental Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1515
referee: Abe Ullman
1909-04-23Bert Keyes7-5-4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1909-03-25Bert Keyes7-5-4
Whirlwind A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Bout was considered even (Chicago Tribune).
1909-03-09Cy Smith4-0-0
Schenectady, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Albany (NY) Evening Journal.
1909-03-02Johnny Marto8-0-1
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USADNWS1010
New York Times. According to the Times, Corbett breathed from an oxygen tank between rounds.
1909-02-15Bobby Wilson4-0-0
American A.A., Schenectady, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1909-02-09Mull Bowser9-5-8
Waldemeier Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1909-01-24Harry Ferns0-1-0
West Side A.C., Gretna, Louisiana, USAWKO1120
referee: Dave Barry
This is Barry's debut as a referee. Dec. 10, 1928 Tacoma News Tribune
1908-12-12Phil Brock19-8-2
Southern A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS1010
1907-05-03Kid Sullivan24-9-10
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USALKO1115
1907-04-27Young Erne18-6-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Young Erne.
1907-01-09Harlem Tommy Murphy17-2-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Murphy gave Corbett a severe beating in every round of this fight. In the third, Corbett began to hurl epithets to try and rattle Murphy, who just smiled and rattled two rights off Corbett's jaw with such orce as to shut him up. i>New York Times The Philadelphia Item also reported Murphy as the winner.
1906-10-17Terry McGovern59-5-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Draw: Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Telegraph, Philadelphia Bulletin, Philadelphia Item, TAD (New York Journal), New York Telegraph, New York Globe, New York Evening Journal, Robert Edgren (New York Evening World), Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Thomas S. Rice (Washington Times), AP ("When the gong announced the close of the battle there was little to choose between the fighters"), Scripps Telegraph Service ("it was a toss up as to whose damage had been the greater").
Corbett: Philadelphia North American, Philadelphia Press, New York Press, New York Mail.
McGovern: New York World.
McGovern was down in the 2nd round.

1906-05-29Eddie Johnson0-1-0
Mobile A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS66
(Boston Globe)
1906-04-30Dick Hyland15-5-0
Opera House, Ogden, Utah, USAWTKO5
time: 1:00 | referee: James Donaldson
Deputy Sheriff Wilson stopped the bout to prevent further punishment.
1906-01-12Aurelio Herrera64-9-13
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USALKO510
"Corbett's exhibition was disappointing. He lacked the vim and dash that had won so many battles for him in the past, and his once forceful blows failed to inflict any damage on the well-conditioned body of his opponent." (Durango Democrat)
1905-11-30Charley Sieger3-7-6
Hudson A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS88
(Trenton Times)
1905-11-18Charley Sieger3-6-6
New York, New York, USAWKO3
1905-11-04Unk Russell16-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Corbett took a severe licking from Russell.
1905-10-31Kid Goodman57-8-31
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
1905-10-27Joe Tipman32-10-7
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWRTD815
referee: James O'Hara
Results from the Baltimore Sun. Tipman retired after injuring his hand. The battle was even up to that point.
1905-10-25Young Erne15-4-1
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Young Erne.
1905-06-13Maurice Thompson14-2-8
Butte, Montana, USAWTKO10
referee: Duncan McDonald
1905-06-02Eddie Hanlon6-3-5
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Eddie Homan
1905-04-03Young Erne13-4-1
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
"Corbett was fat and fought wildly, Erne landed the greater number of blows." (Durango Democrat) However, the Philadelphia Item considered the fight a draw (even though Erne was a home town fighter).
1905-03-31Kid Sullivan13-4-6
Fourth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1010
referee: James O'Hara
1905-02-28Battling Nelson38-10-12
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALTKO920
referee: Jack Welsh
1904-11-29Battling Nelson37-9-12
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALTKO1020
1904-11-26Frank George4-1-2
San Francisco, California, USAWKO3
1904-04-02Tommy Mowatt15-11-7
Waverly A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1904-03-25Jimmy Britt7-1-1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1904-02-29Dave Sullivan27-9-17
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1120
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1903-12-29Eddie Hanlon5-0-4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1620
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his Featherweight World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1903-10-27Hugh Murphy8-4-3
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO1115
1903-10-21Tim Callahan36-6-23
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of a draw (from the Philadelphia Item).
1903-10-10Kid Stein16-5-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Corbett. Stein gave Corbett a hard battle.
1903-07-29Jack O'Neil11-2-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
Another knockout win in Philadelphia for the former champion (source: Philadelphia Record.)
1903-07-24Billy Maynard5-8-3
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
A quick knockout win for Corbett (reported by the Philadelphia Record).
1903-07-22Jimmy Briggs45-8-21
Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1903-07-06Sammy Smith15-1-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Corbett won decisively.
1903-06-29Jimmy Briggs45-7-21
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1903-06-25Hugh Murphy8-3-2
Tammany A.C., Roxbury, Massachusetts, USAWKO612
1903-05-19Jack O'Keefe11-10-10
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO3
referee: Harry Sharpe
1903-04-23George Memsic2-0-1
Portland, Oregon, USADPTS44
referee: Jack Grant
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1903-03-31Terry McGovern55-3-4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO1120
referee: Eddie Graney
World Featherweight Title, 127 lbs.
1903-02-26Eddie Hanlon4-0-2
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USADPTS2020
World Featherweight Title
Corbett defends his title at 130 lbs

1903-02-02Billy Maynard5-6-3
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Maynard rose from a 1st round knockdown to win the newspaper decision over Corbett who "appeared to be fat and out of condition." (Durango Democrat) However, the Philadelphia Item considered the result to be a draw.
1903-01-14Austin Rice38-15-44
Whittington Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWTKO18
World Featherweight Title
Corbett defends his title at 130 lbs

1902-11-17Crocky Boyle17-6-8
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Boyle from the Philadelphia Item. However, Boyle was floored twice. Newspaper decision for Corbett from the Philadelphia Inquirer. It stated that Boyle should have been disqualified for his hugging and falling without a punch tactics, and showed to any advantage only in the 4th round. Wilkes-Barre newspaper gave Boyle all rounds after the 1st (where he was down twice), with only the 5th round possibly scored even. Same score by rounds was given in a wire report in The San Francisco Call, but it called it a draw.
1902-10-27Young Erne10-0-0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: William H. Rocap
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Associated Press (in Colorado Springs Gazette "During the six rounds Erne was down 24 times, but only one of these falls was the result of a fair knock-down blow. Corbett rushed the fighting from the start and almost every time he crowded Erne the latter would go down on his knees, either to rest or avoid punishment. At the close of the fourth round Corbett caught Erne with a swinging blow squarely on the mouth, sending him in a heap to the floor." (Associated Press)
1902-10-16Joe Bernstein21-16-25
Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO710
referee: Joe Pollock
World Featherweight Title
Corbett defends his title at 130 lbs.
Bernstein retired at the end of the 7th round, claiming a broken bone in his left hand.

1902-10-07Eddie Lenny17-9-18
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Inquirer. Lenny was down two or three times in the 1st round.
1902-05-23Kid Broad19-11-17
Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
referee: Red Gallagher
World Featherweight Title
1902-01-01Frankie Downey
Denver, Colorado, USAWKO5
Exact date unkown (held pre 1902-5-16)
1901-11-28Terry McGovern53-2-4
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO2
time: 1:44 | referee: Charlie White
World Featherweight Title, 126 lbs
McGovern down in 2d, rose and droped Corbett to one knee. McGovern then knocked down again for the count.

1901-08-16George Dixon56-8-28
Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
Western Featherweight Championship
1901-07-26Kid Broad17-8-13
Coliseum Hall, Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
1901-06-26Oscar Gardner85-14-31
Wheel Club, Denver, Colorado, USAWTKO610
Gardiner was floored three times before the police stopped the bout.
1901-04-12Eddie Santry24-7-5
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWKO210
referee: Frank Cullen
1901-03-22Kid Broad15-8-13
Colorado A.A., Denver, Colorado, USALKO4
1901-03-10Whitey Watson
Cripple Creek, Colorado, USADPTS1010
Exact date unkown (held pre 1901-3-19)
1901-01-18Joe Bernstein16-11-20
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWTKO710
Bernstein quit when a right-hand punch shattered his false teeth, with one tooth splintering his jaw bone.
1900-12-14Reddy Coogan2-0-6
Olympic A.C., Cripple Creek, Colorado, USAWTKO320
1900-12-07Kid Downing
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWTKO3
One of two bouts for Corbett on the same card
1900-12-07Jim Kid McGuire0-0-0
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWKO2
One of two bouts for Corbett on the same card
1900-11-29Reddy Coogan2-0-6
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USAWNWS1010
(Colorado Spring Gazette)
1900-11-27Benny Yanger22-0-7
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1010
referee: Jack McKenna
"The decision was very unpopular and the referee, Jack McKenna was hissed by the entire crowd as he left the ring. Corbett floored Yanger seven times during the fight and was himself knocked down once." (Durango Democrat)
1900-10-23Jimmy Reilly22-13-10
Olympic A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWKO310
Western 128-pound Title
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