Tommy West
Global ID35833
birthdate 1873-05-29
death date 1929-03-22 (55)
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
country United Kingdom
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeCardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
won 27 (KO 22) + lost 10 (KO 5) + drawn 8 = 47
rounds boxed 453
Newspaper Decisions won 3 : lost 2 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 46
Total Bouts 53 KO% 41.51

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1902-06-23Joe Walcott74-10-10
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
referee: Tom Scott
Billed Welterweight World Title
Although listed as a title bout both men were almost certainly over 142lbs
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 24 June 1902

1902-02-24Young Peter Jackson46-8-13
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO26
West quit for no apparent reason and his purse was withheld, according to the Philadelphia Item.
1901-03-29Marvin Hart11-0-0
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USALTKO1620
referee: Tim Hurst
1901-03-04Tommy Ryan61-1-10
Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky, USALTKO1720
referee: Tim Hurst
World & American 158lbs Middleweight Titles
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1900-11-26Jack Bonner38-11-14
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
1900-10-15Philadelphia Jack O'Brien24-2-9
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"Although there was no decision, O'Brien had clearly the better of the bout." (Nebraska State Journal)
1900-08-27Joe Walcott65-6-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO11
referee: Charlie White
"The bout had gone eleven rounds very much in Wolcott's favor, as he had punished West very badly about the body and head and had him in a very weakened condition. When the bell rang for the twelfth round, to the surprise of everybody, Wolcott refused to go on, claiming he had injured his left arm. Referee Charlie White, suspecting crookedness, insisted upon Wolcott continuing, but the negro refused to do so, which left White no alternative other than to declare West the winner. There was quite a large sum of money wagered, with West as favorite and the referee is very outspoken in reference to Wolcott's peculiar actions. Manager Kennedy, on behalf of the club, announced that Wolcott's share of the money would not be given to him, but would be donated to some charitable institution. " (Durango Democrat)
1900-06-19Wild Bill Hanrahan6-4-0
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO1725
1900-04-06Jack Bonner38-8-14
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO1625
1900-03-23Patsy Corrigan3-4-0
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO320
referee: Harry Pollock
1900-02-26Kid Lyons0-0-2
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USAWPTS?
As Tommy West of Brooklyn and Kid Lyons of New York (Trenton Times).
1900-02-16Dick Moore51-25-23
Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWDQ420
time: 2:50 | referee: Charlie White
"Moore persisted in holding and hitting his man after being warned to stop such tactics." (Baltimore Sun)
Men weighed about 165 lbs.

1900-01-09Jack Root29-0-0
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1899-12-30James E (Doc) Payne13-7-4
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO2
1899-11-24Frank Craig40-16-3
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO14
West knocked Craig down sixteen times, seven in the last round. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-10-21Charley Stevenson14-4-0
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO1325
1899-09-04George Byers11-0-9
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO725
1899-06-12Patsy Raedy7-6-4
Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO5
1899-04-04Dan Creedon31-4-9
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2020
1899-02-28Jack Bonner34-6-11
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ8
Bonner or someone behind him applied oil of mustard to his gloves which blinded West, and almost overcame Referee Charley White. White said "I'm on. Go to your corner." Then followed with, "You're a dirty cur for playing a trick like that" and striking him on the jaw. The police intervened, with Bonner being scared half to death and dazed. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Two days later Bonner says, "through a misunderstanding a druggist gave his trainer mustard oil in it's raw form instead of the essence, which was ordered." He almost fainted when it was rubbed on his arm between the seventh and eighth rounds. Brooklyn Daily Eagle

1899-01-21Abe Ullman7-6-5
Greenwood A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS2020
1898-12-02Tommy Ryan48-1-8
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC66
"The six-round bout between Tommy Ryan and Tommy West was the baldest kind of a fake. From start to finish both men put up the tamest kind of an argument, resorting to clinches when there was any danger of a stiff blow. The audience signified its opinion of the so-called contest by whistling the dead march and shouting to the referee to take the men off." Marysville Tribune
1898-11-14Mysterious Billy Smith24-10-15
Horizon A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADPTS2020
referee: Samuel C. Austin
1898-06-13Tommy Ryan45-1-8
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO1420
referee: Charlie White
Although listed in Ring Record Books as a title fight, the agreement was a catchweight contest with both men above the then welter limit (142lbs). In reality it was a defence by Ryan of his World Middleweight Title claim. New York Journal gave Ryan's weight as 142lb.
1898-04-22Joe Walcott49-5-7
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Walter H. Schlichter
Newspaper decision for Walcott from Philadelphia Inquirer and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
"It is not too rough to say that Tommy West thoroughly bested Joe Walcott last night." (NY Evening Journal)

1898-03-11Jack Bonner30-5-9
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1898-02-24Dan Murphy4-1-4
Horizon A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWTKO1720
1898-01-20Dan Murphy4-1-3
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USADPTS2020
1897-11-29George Ryan2-1-2
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO1520
1897-10-28Jimmy Watts4-0-1
Active A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWKO4
1897-05-15Paddy Purtell14-4-4
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO520
Police Stoppage (Syracuse Standard).
1897-04-03Australian Jim Ryan12-7-3
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO820
1897-03-03Joe Walcott48-3-4
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS2020
referee: Dick Roche
1897-01-12Charley Johnson50-10-18
Myers A.C., Albany, New York, USAWTKO720
referee: John P. Eckhardt
Johnson was knocked down three times in the 7th round.
1896-12-09Joe Walcott48-3-3
Marlborough A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS1920
referee: Charlie White
"The bout was scheduled for twenty rounds, but cut short without reason by the timekeeper." (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1896-11-07Billy Stift6-0-1
Knickerbocker A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO78
1896-10-19Tarantula Bill Smith
Union Park A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWKO212
time: 1:25
1896-08-24Max Kane0-0-2
City Line Park, Brooklyn, New York, USANCNC212
Halted by the police after Kane had been badly cut
Exact outcome unknown

1896-04-04Billy (Shadow) Maber13-9-4
Bay View Park, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1010
1896-03-16Scaldy Bill Quinn10-1-7
Puritan A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1896-02-29Jack Collier2-0-3
Schiellein's Assembly Rooms, New York, New York, USAWKO38
referee: John Reagan
1896-01-31Charles Kid McCoy30-2-7
New Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USALKO2
1895-10-04Mike Harris3-3-3
New Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO78
1895-07-19Chris Johnson9-2-3
Riverside Athletic Club, Brooklyn, Maryland, USAWKO18
time: 1:50
As Thomas West, of Chicago. (Baltimore Sun)
1895-02-15George Fitzgerald
Lyons, Illinois, USADNWS1515
Exact date unknown bout took place in between February 12, 1895 and February 15, 1895 (Progressive Revue).
1894-11-15Frank O'Neil
Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS77
(Sandusky Register)
1894-10-29Ed Pitts0-1-0
McGurn's Handball Court, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO1
Reported as E.I. Pitts (Daily Kennebec Journal).
1894-01-11Joe Walcott27-2-2
Clan-na-Gael Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS33
referee: Bill Daly
Bout shortened from six to three rounds.
1893-12-22Jack Burke
American A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO3
1893-04-18Charley Johnson27-1-6
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USADPTS3131
Not March 22.
1893-02-06Joe Choynski22-3-0
Portland, Oregon, USALPTS33
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-04-28Mysterious Billy Smith4-1-1
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1010
1892-04-26Pat McHugh9-7-2
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USADPTS76
referee: Jack Dempsey
Results from the Portland Oregonian. An extra round was ordered but referee Dempsey was still unable to decide the winner.


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