William Sherriff
Global ID40492
birthdate 1847-08-01
death date 1893-06-04 (45)
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
aliasThe Prussian
country United Kingdom
birth placeLeicestershire, United Kingdom
won 3 (KO 3) + lost 4 (KO 4) + drawn 3 = 10
rounds boxed 108 KO% 30

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1893-06-04John Welch0-0-1
London, United KingdomLKO?
Sheriff, 35, later dies due to injuries from this bout.
1884-07-28Bliston Jack
Arthur Chambers' Saloon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO54
After the final round another round was called for and Jack refused to go on and the bout was awarded to Sheriff (Logansport Pharos).
1884-05-19Mike Cleary8-1-0
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO14
time: 1:05
"Cleary's third or fourth blow in the first round felled Sherriff to the stage, and although he three times regained his feet he each time fell again through weakness, and not recovering at the end of ten seconds, Cleary was declared the winner." (Daily Gazette and Bulletin)
1884-05-06Jake Kilrain9-0-3
Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, USALKO3
1884-04-26Dominick McCaffrey4-2-0
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADPTS44
1884-04-18Mike Cleary7-1-0
Germania Assembly Rooms, New York, New York, USALKO14
time: 1:21
1884-04-12John Welch
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS73
referee: William McMullen
(Salt Lake Daily Tribune)
1884-01-31George W Sawdey
Park Theater, Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO34
1883-10-02Charlie Mitchell19-1-3
Flushing, Queens, New York, USADPTS77
Referee Harry Hill first declared Mitchell the winner, another round was fought and the fight was called a draw.
1880-12-17Denny Harrington3-2-0
Marsden Green, Lapworth, Warwickshire, United KingdomWRTD11
referee: Charles Bedford
World 154lbs Middleweight Title
A finish fight
Police intervened
The Boxing Yearbook 2000


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