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Midget Smith
Global ID50974
sexmale
birthdate 1899-12-03
death date 1966-08-00 (66)
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 0″   /   152cm
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
birth nameWilliam Joseph Smith
won 33 (KO 11) + lost 28 (KO 0) + drawn 6 = 68
rounds boxed 633
Newspaper Decisions won 9 : lost 12 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 240
Total Bouts 92 KO% 11.96
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1927-02-15Bud Taylor46-5-4
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Taylor won every round according to AP report and Indianapolis News.
1927-02-05Bingo Bello
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
The Chicago Tribune gave this as a fight between Midget Smith and "Binga Bella." Francisco Bella is unlikely to have been the man involved. However, no "Binga Bella" is known. Lud Abella of the Philippines was given consideration, but he had a fight in England too close to this date.
1926-12-28Ray Rychell2-1-3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1926-11-10Johnny Williams18-9-3
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Boxing Blade, November 27, 1926, page 7.
1926-10-11Joey Clein7-2-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ110
1926-09-10Archie Bell24-5-7
DePaul University Athletic Field, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
This was a 10-rounder according to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1926-08-19Archie Bell24-5-6
DePaul University Athletic Field, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1926-07-30Charley Phil Rosenberg27-17-7
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USALDQ510
1926-06-21Ray Rychell1-1-2
East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Hammond Lake County Times (Wouter Van Alst). The Chicago Tribune also had Rychell winning.
1925-11-24Jackie Johnston8-4-2
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
"Johnston steadily outpointed him for 7 seven rounds and won the award by a good margin. Smith finished strong and had Johnston well plastered in gore, but the latter was really never in difficulty...it was a cracking good bout all the way." Toronto Star. Smith was fined $10 by the referee for kidney punching in the 2nd round.
1925-09-28Kid Williams82-14-6
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USALDQ712
New Kid Williams bout not previously displayed here. Baltimore Sun
1925-08-21Kid Williams80-14-6
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1925-07-06Charley Goodman28-16-7
New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-07-01Charley Goodman27-16-7
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-04-20Bud Taylor29-3-3
East Chicago, Indiana, USALPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Taylor won seven rounds, "but it was a good fight."
1925-04-11Jackie Johnston4-2-1
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLMD1010
referee: Lou Marsh
One judge had it for Johnston, the other a draw with referee Marsh also voting for Johnston. Johnston down in round 2 for no count. "Smith won the fourth and tenth rounds, Johnston took the third, sixth, seventh and ninth. The rest were even." - Toronto Star
1924-11-07Joe Ryder21-17-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1924-10-04Izzy Cooper12-11-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1924-02-04Eddie Martin48-2-1
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS66
referee: Tommy Sheridan | judge: Billy 'Kid' McPartland | judge: Herman Kahn
1924-01-01Kid Williams75-12-5
Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
referee: Eddie Purdy
1923-12-18Joey Schwartz4-3-3
Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-11-17Ansel Bell50-11-12
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1923-10-09Vic Foley18-3-7
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS66
1923-10-03Johnny Farr10-3-4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
1923-08-28Young Farrell46-33-45
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS44
1923-08-16Dick Griffin30-13-11
El Dorado, Arkansas, USALNWS1010
1923-08-13Eddie Coulon31-16-11
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO815
Reported as an 8-round knockout by Smith in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid), not 3 rounds as shown here previously.
1923-07-27Young Barrere21-13-4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALDQ215
Bouts on this program were all reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
1923-07-04Frankie Jumatti3-5-0
Casper, Wyoming, USAWTKO9
1923-06-20Bud Hamilton11-2-2
Pueblo, Colorado, USALPTS1010
1923-06-08Earl Puryear21-16-24
Casper, Wyoming, USAWPTS1212
1923-05-15Bobby Eber32-4-7
Arena, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Hugh Hayes
Eber knocked down to one knee in round 3. The Toronto Star scored it 5-3, with 2 even for Eber.
1923-04-23Pete Zivic16-2-0
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post, which stated that Zivic was the clear winner.
1923-04-19Young Montreal50-14-6
Providence, Rhode Island, USALPTS1010
1923-04-16Patsy Wallace6-8-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) favored Smith, but the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) gave the edge to Wallace.
1923-04-04Joe Lynch41-6-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALNWS1010
(Source: Observer-Dispatch)
Lynch down for a nine-count in second

1923-03-22Johnny Kaiser6-1-2
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1923-03-17Larry Goldberg16-8-5
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1923-02-21Joe Burman34-2-5
Suburban Club, Chicago, Illinois, USALNWS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1923-02-02Mickey Delmont9-11-2
Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
Date: Saturday, February 3, 1923 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 7
1923-01-25Curly Wilshur14-7-7
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWMD1010
referee: Lou Marsh
The bout was close through eight rounds, but Smith won the last two rounds decisively and had Wilshur hanging on to avoid a knock out at the final bell. "One judge gave the bout to Smith and the other called it a draw. The referee voted for Smith." - Toronto Star
1923-01-15Joe Burman34-2-5
Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Burman won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1922-12-22Joe Lynch40-6-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
National Boxing Association World bantamweight title
1922-12-18Johnny Curtin18-7-2
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
(Observer-Dispatch)
1922-12-14Frankie Daly4-27-2
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican
1922-11-17Young Montreal50-10-5
Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
referee: Harry Tuthill
Smith won the "newspaper decision." (Detroit Free Press)
1922-10-06Jack 'Kid' Wolfe31-9-9
McKinney A.C., Canton, Ohio, USADNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Lima News
1922-09-15Mike Dundee11-3-2
Mullen-Sager Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USALNWS1010
Dundee won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1922-08-23Stewart McLean6-0-0
Indianapolis, Indiana, USANCND10
1922-08-11Mickey Delmont9-9-2
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-08-02Frankie Coster10-8-4
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-07-14Frankie Coster9-8-4
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-06-01Joe Lynch35-5-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
referee: Patsy Haley | judge: E.T. Becker | judge: Charles Miles
1922-05-22Charley Kohler12-5-3
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-05-15Danny Edwards80-34-38
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1922-03-20Joe Burman31-2-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1922-03-10Roy Moore50-31-21
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1010
Date: Saturday, March 11, 1922 Paper: Jersey Journal (Jersey City, NJ) Page: 12
1922-03-07Frankie Daly4-21-2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
Smith's first bout since a recent illness. New York Times
1922-02-27Mickey Delmont8-8-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Public Ledger.
1921-12-22Pete Herman59-12-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
1921-11-25Joe Lynch29-4-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1212
1921-11-01Barry Hill2-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-10-07Joe Burman29-2-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1921-10-06Mickey Delmont4-5-2
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
1921-09-23Memphis Pal Moore72-12-16
Sager's Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USALNWS1010
Moore won the newspaper decision (Aurora Daily Star) .
1921-09-09Joe Burman29-2-5
Twin Cities A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USADNWS1010
A 10-round draw "in the opinion of newspaper experts at the ringside. One newspaper man gave Burman a shade. (Decatur Daily Review)
1921-08-10Young Montreal42-8-4
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-07-22Joe Burman29-2-5
Twin Cities A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1921-07-07Cowboy Eddie Anderson12-3-1
Brighton S.C., Staten Island, New York, USALPTS1212
1921-05-02Jackie Sharkey7-10-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1921-04-23Roy Moore48-25-20
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
Each was paid $1500. Montreal Gazette
1921-04-07Jackie Sharkey6-9-7
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Tommy Smith
1921-03-21Jackie Sharkey6-9-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Artie McGovern | judge: Jim Shortell | judge: Charles Thornley
1921-03-02Marty Collins1-2-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1212
1921-02-22Georgie Lee18-10-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 2:27 | referee: James Sullivan
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