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Matt Wells
Global ID51681
sexmale
birthdate 1886-12-14
death date 1953-06-27 (66)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
country United Kingdom
residenceWalworth, London, United Kingdom
birth placeWalworth, London, United Kingdom
won 31 (KO 8) + lost 18 (KO 2) + drawn 3 = 57
rounds boxed 737
Newspaper Decisions won 18 : lost 12 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 308
Total Bouts 88 KO% 9.09
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1922-05-12Jack Hart0-1-0
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1922-04-17Stanley Glen1-0-0
Tredegar Road Drill Hall, Bow, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1921-12-29Ted Moore14-4-0
London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
1921-10-31 Carlos2-8-4
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO13
1921-08-31Seaman Nobby Hall6-2-0
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Western Morning News - Thursday 01 September 1921
1920-12-11Joe Davis1-1-0
The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWTKO1015x3
1920-11-27Kid Plested7-5-0
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO6
1920-08-07Ted Moore3-1-0
London, United KingdomLDQ13
1920-06-26Joe Attwood15-3-2
London, United KingdomWTKO5
1920-06-13Gus Platts7-8-4
Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1920-06-04Fred Newberry6-4-1
London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1920-05-08Bermondsey Billy Wells6-1-3
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWDQ1520x3
Bermondsey Billy Wells disqualified for butting Billy Wells in the stomach of what was a scheduled 20 rounder, not a points win as previously recorded. Source: Irish Times, 9 May 1920.
1920-04-24Ted Moore2-1-0
Drill Hall, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
1920-03-18Phil Bloom14-10-4
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Western Daily Press - Friday 19 March 1920
1919-12-26Ted Kid Lewis154-19-11
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLRTD1220x3
Western Daily Press - Saturday 27 December 1919 P 522 & 523
1919-11-13Johnny Basham58-9-7
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
BBBofC British welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
1919-10-20Kid Carter0-2-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
1917-10-29Harlem Eddie Kelly5-4-6
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1917-10-09Young Maxwell0-1-0
Albany, New York, USAWDQ4
1917-10-05Charley White62-8-3
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USANCNC910
referee: Jack Lewis
Bout stopped due to stalling (Syracuse Herald).
1917-09-28Frankie Nelson9-1-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWNWS1010
(Syracuse Herald)
1917-09-17Bryan Downey17-0-0
Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Coschocton Tribune (wire) gave Downey the decision
1917-08-27Bryan Downey16-0-0
Airdome A.C., Rochester, New York, USALNWS1010
Downey better: source Syracuse Herald
1917-06-19Kid Curley8-5-1
Urban Liberty Park, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1917-06-16Phil Bloom6-3-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-06-11Walter Mohr14-6-5
Airdome A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Daily Courier
1917-05-25Lockport Jimmy Duffy28-1-2
Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaLNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1917-05-01Walter Mohr14-6-4
National S.C., Albany, New York, USADPTS1010
Fight was even. (86/87 Ring Record Book).
1917-04-10Lockport Jimmy Duffy28-1-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Dick Nugent
Duffy was better. Buffalo Courier
1916-07-11Charley White59-6-3
Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO512
Wells down 3 times in 4th
1916-06-09Frankie Mack15-7-5
Genesee Arena, Rochester, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Claude Tibbitts
Syracuse Herald and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle had Mack winning--The Boston Globe for Wells.
1916-05-16Johnny Dundee20-2-6
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
Note: At this time the programs of the Armory A.A. were generally held at the Boston Arena.
1916-04-18Eddie Murphy33-6-11
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
Wells beat Murphy decisively.
1916-04-06Charley White57-6-3
Kansas City, Missouri, USALPTS1515
1916-03-20Charley White57-6-3
Broadway A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USALNWS1010
referee: Lou Bauman
Cincinnati Enquirer.
1916-02-29Johnny Griffiths13-2-3
Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Griffiths won the newspaper decision. (Stevens Point Daily Journal)
1916-01-04Charley White54-5-3
Hippodrome, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1915-12-10Johnny Dundee18-1-6
Italian Riverside Club, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS1212
1915-11-29Johnny Griffiths13-2-3
Akron, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Griffiths "won in fairly easy fashion." (Newark Advocate)
1915-11-25Steve Latzo4-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
(Wilkes-Barre Times Leader) Both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger found Latzo to be the winner.
1915-11-19Young Abe Brown16-5-0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1915-10-29Charley White53-5-3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-08-07Willie Schaefer2-1-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1915-07-13Young Neil4-4-5
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw from the Allentown Democrat.
1915-06-01Mike Glover22-2-4
Arena (Atlas A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
referee: Patsy Haley
World Welterweight Title
1915-03-22Johnny Basham43-8-5
London Opera House, Kingsway, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 23 March 1915
1915-01-21Gus Platts4-3-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 22 January 1915
1914-10-12Young Nipper6-14-6
London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1914-03-21Tom McCormick14-0-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
BBBofC British welterweight title
World Welterweight Title
1914-02-28Ray Bronson48-9-23
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO720
The towel was thrown in.
1914-01-16Herb (Kid) McCoy32-8-3
Baker's Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
Wells was compelled to forfeit $100 for being four ounces overweight.
1913-11-29Harry Stone11-5-5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
1913-11-03Hughie Mehegan51-16-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020
Australian lightweight title
1913-09-27Owen Moran50-11-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
1913-08-09Hughie Mehegan51-14-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
1913-02-24Hughie Mehegan49-13-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 25 February 1913
1912-12-26Johnny Basham24-4-3
Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWKO715x3
1912-11-11Freddie Welsh40-3-6
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
BBBofC British lightweight title
EBU (European) lightweight title
1912-09-16Hughie Mehegan46-12-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLDQ1420x3
1912-07-20Dick Hyland0-1-0
Albany, New York, USAWNWS1010
Result in Ibro 23. (Researched by Paul Zabala).
1912-06-07Bobby Wilson6-3-1
Oneida County A.A., Utica, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Claude Tibbitts
Wilson was better. (Boston Globe)
1912-06-05Young Abe Brown3-2-0
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Wells won the newspaper decision. Wells floored for a short count in the first round. Wells won, but he left the ring bloodied and tired. (New York Times)
1912-04-26Packey McFarland64-0-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Samuel C. Austin
Newspaper decision for McFarland from Robert Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Times, NY Tribune, NY Sun, John J. Haas (NY Call), Brooklyn Daily Eagle, AP (McFarland "administered a severe drubbing to" Wells).
Weigh-in at 135 pounds at 3 pm and 138 at ringside.

1911-10-05Billy Donovan9-5-1
Olympic B.C., Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO510
1911-09-20Abe Attell66-5-14
Madison A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1911-08-30Knockout Brown23-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
The New York Times August 31, 1911

1911-07-28Willie Moody12-5-2
Fairhill S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Wells was better according to both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1911-07-19Dick Hyland39-17-3
Albany, New York, USAWNWS1010
Wells was better. Buffalo Courier
1911-06-24Philadelphia Pal Moore15-1-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1911-06-02Leach Cross15-3-2
Harlem River Casino, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charlie White
Wells won the newspaper decision. (New York Times) This program was held by the Madison A.C.
1911-02-27Freddie Welsh36-2-5
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
BBBofC British lightweight title
EBU (European) lightweight title
1910-09-13Jimmy Howard2-0-2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWDQ910
1910-08-08Paddy Sullivan7-3-0
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and from other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1910-07-19Johnny Dohan11-5-2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times and Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Wells. The New York Telegram for Dohan--Philadelphia Record and Philadephia Item had Wells winning. These were on-site reports from the Philadelphia papers.
1910-07-05Billy Leary2-0-0
New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Wells was better--result in Ibro 23.
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