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Johnny Basham
Global ID47752
sexmale
birthdate 1889-09-13
death date 1947-07-07 (57)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasThe Happy Warrior
country United Kingdom
residenceNewport, Wales, United Kingdom
birth placeNewport, Wales, United Kingdom
birth nameJohn Michael Basham
won 61 (KO 24) + lost 15 (KO 12) + drawn 7 = 83
rounds boxed 974 KO% 28.92
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1929-12-13Ted Kid Lewis191-32-14
Pitfield Street Baths, Hoxton, London, United KingdomLTKO310x3
Boxing December 18, 1929 P 387
1924-11-17Jerry Shea53-9-7
Pavilion Theatre, Stow Hill, Newport, Wales, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 18 November 1924 P 14
1922-10-23Mike McTigue52-9-2
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomLKO315x3
1921-10-14Ted Kid Lewis166-22-11
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLRTD1220x3
referee: Joe Palmer
EBU (European) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Western Times - Saturday 15 October 1921
1921-05-31Gus Platts13-11-4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
EBU (European) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Western Daily Press - Wednesday 01 June 1921
1920-11-19Ted Kid Lewis163-19-11
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO1920x3
referee: Eugene Corri
EBU (European) welterweight title
BBBofC British welterweight title
Lewis relinquishes European Welterweight title in December 1920.
Western Daily Press - Saturday 20 November 1920

1920-06-09Ted Kid Lewis162-19-11
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLRTD920x3
referee: Eugene Corri
BBBofC British welterweight title
EBU (European) welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
Western Times - Thursday 10 June 1920
1920-04-12Fred Kay37-14-3
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 13 April 1920
1919-11-13Matt Wells22-11-3
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
BBBofC British welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
1919-09-02Francis Charles13-5-4
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: Joe Palmer
vacant EBU (European) welterweight title
South Wales Argus, 3 September 1919.
1919-07-21Willie Farrell23-12-2
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO1120x3
1919-06-16Augie Ratner19-4-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
According to Boxing, June 18, 1919, this was a "splendid contest" and their reporter thought that Basham deserved the decision.
1919-03-17Eddie Shevlin23-2-4
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1919-02-22Kid Doyle12-6-0
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1919-01-27Eddie Shevlin23-1-4
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Basham was the Welterweight Champion of Great Britain, while Shevlin was the U.S. Navy's Welterweight Champion.
1919-01-04Kid Plested6-0-0
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ1220x3
1918-02-28Liscombe Morland2-1-0
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWRTD1415x3
1917-05-28Sid Burns52-13-2
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWKO920x3
1917-04-05Will Brooks6-10-1
Pudsey St. Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1916-12-26Gus Platts4-4-2
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
1916-10-07Will Brooks5-5-1
Tredegar Hall, Newport, Wales, United KingdomWRTD915x3
1916-05-01Eddie Beattie7-7-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1920x3
BBBofC British welterweight title
1916-03-09Kid Doyle3-1-0
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1915-10-21Albert Badoud25-15-4
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLKO920x3
vacant EBU (European) welterweight title
1915-08-12Dai Roberts11-3-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO720x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 13 August 1915
1915-05-10Tom McCormick14-4-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1320x3
BBBofC British welterweight title
1915-03-22Matt Wells17-5-2
London Opera House, Kingsway, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 23 March 1915
1915-02-04Johnny Summers87-34-28
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Eugene Corri
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 05 February 1915
1914-12-14Johnny Summers87-33-28
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO920x3
vacant BBBofC British welterweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 15 December 1914
1914-06-11Gus Platts3-1-0
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1914-04-27Sid Stagg6-22-7
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1914-04-02Henri Demlen15-3-7
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1914-03-12Dick Nelson75-10-17
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1914-02-19Young Nipper5-12-6
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1914-01-01Albert Badoud20-11-4
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1913-12-11Young Ahearn6-4-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1913-11-20Albert Badoud19-10-4
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1913-10-29Sargeant Spalding
Barracks Gymnasium, Wrexham, Wales, United KingdomWKO810x3
1913-10-16Eddie Beattie2-5-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1913-08-21Harry Price2-7-2
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO1115x3
Price died of injuries sustained in this fight
1913-08-04Will Brooks2-0-1
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO414x3
1913-07-31Tom McCormick11-0-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
1913-07-17Frank Madole11-3-3
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1913-07-03Frank Madole11-2-3
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO315x3
1913-06-19Frank Madole10-2-2
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLTKO215x3
1913-06-16Harry Jones0-3-0
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWRTD1215x3
1913-05-22Tom Tees15-6-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
referee: J Frank Bradley
Boxing May 31, 1913 P 116
1913-03-24Badger Brien6-4-1
Drill Hall, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1913-03-19Young Nipper4-10-6
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLKO520x3
1913-02-20Joe Hirst4-4-0
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
This was a spirited and fast-paced bout, closely fought, but Hirst had the edge.
1913-01-16Jack Langdon4-5-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO220x3
1912-12-26Matt Wells9-2-2
Swansea, Wales, United KingdomLKO715x3
1912-12-14Badger Brien6-3-1
American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1912-12-05George Colbourne2-3-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1912-11-07Fernand Quendreux1-3-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1912-10-26Jack Daniels0-1-0
Dock Street Drill Hall, Newport, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1912-10-16Dick Knock7-6-5
Drill Hall, Wrexham, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1912-10-02Fred Handley0-2-1
American Skating Rink, Chester, Cheshire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1912-09-26Jack Langdon4-3-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ215x3
1912-09-18Harry Jones
Drill Hall, Wrexham, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1912-09-12Jack Daniels7-8-4
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1912-08-22Dick Knock7-5-5
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1912-08-01Mick Gordon2-1-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1912-02-29Harry Kid Berry12-3-2
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO315x3
1912-02-07Harry Kid Berry12-2-2
R.W.F. Depot, Wrexham, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1911-12-26Tommy Mitchell16-3-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWRTD1115x3
Boxing January 6, 1912 P 250
1911-11-22Nat Williams3-1-1
Barracks Gymnasium, Wrexham, Wales, United KingdomDPTS66x3
1911-11-20Gus Platts
Badminton Club, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
1911-10-18Charlie Milestone0-4-0
Wrexham, Wales, United KingdomWKO1320x3
1911-10-14Charlie Price5-3-1
Taylors Pavilion, Newport, Wales, United KingdomWTKO310x3
1911-09-23Frank Baker4-1-0
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1911-08-26Charlie Milestone0-3-0
Wrexham, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1911-08-10Charlie Price5-2-1
Taylors Pavilion, Newport, Wales, United KingdomWTKO410x3
1911-08-07Fred Hayes0-1-0
Taylors Pavilion, Newport, Wales, United KingdomWTKO810x3
1911-02-06Young Walters0-4-1
Public Hall, Pontnewydd, Wales, United KingdomDPTS66x3
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