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Eddie Roberts
Global ID52068
sexmale
birthdate 1903-01-20
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
aliasKO
country USA
residenceTacoma, Washington, USA
birth placeAnacortes, Washington, USA
birth nameEdward L. Rowland
won 61 (KO 23) + lost 21 (KO 6) + drawn 10 = 92
rounds boxed 496
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 10
Total Bouts 93 KO% 24.73
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1931-08-19Buddy Gorman22-7-2
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
Roberts sustained two small fractures of the jaw and immediately announced his retirement from boxing. (AP)
A few days before, on August 16, Roberts was arraigned in San Francisco, along with cigar store owner Jack Wilson, following the shooting of a John "Jumpy" Calvert. Police believed this was the culmination of a gamblers' feud.

1931-06-12Jimmy Evans32-12-12
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
1930-05-09Joe Cardoza51-23-6
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1930-03-28Alf Ros28-19-11
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1930-02-07Gorilla Jones39-7-2
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
1929-08-23Tony Vaccarelli48-19-13
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO210
1929-07-26Pete Meyers37-12-11
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALDQ810
referee: Toby Irwin
1929-03-01Pete Meyers36-10-9
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1929-02-14Walter Cleghorn30-6-13
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWUD66
1929-01-15Frisco McGale24-12-7
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWMD66
referee: Adolph Schacht | judge: Eddie O'Neill | judge: A.Z. Washburn
1929-01-01Billy Lang29-26-10
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1928-03-12Young Corbett III69-7-20
State Armory, San Francisco, California, USALKO910
referee: Toby Irwin
1927-10-04Jimmy Marcus33-28-14
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWKO110
Roberts broke bones in his hands, which kept him out of the ring for a long time. (He may have broken his hand in an earlier bout, perhaps the Al Mello one.)
1927-04-04Al Mello23-3-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO110
time: 2:15 | referee: Johnny Martin
1927-03-22Jack Zivic33-17-4
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1927-03-14Sergeant Sammy Baker57-12-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-03-07Danny Fagan4-17-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Roberts won the "newspaper decision" according to the Philadelphia Record, Pittsburgh Post, etc. This fight occurred on March 7,not the 8th as usually shown. Roberts was floored in round seven, but decivisly beat Fagan.
1927-02-28Sailor Friedman29-14-4
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
Roberts won the first nine rounds with a heavy barrage of rights and lefts, but Friedman surprised him in the tenth with a right-hand smash that sent Roberts skidding to the ropes. Friedman immediately peppered Roberts with "lusty lefts and rights" that threatened to terminate the bout with a knockout, but they succeeded in leaving Roberts "reeling and groggy." (AP)
1927-01-14Joe Dundee64-11-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Lou Magnolia | judge: Harold Barnes | judge: George Patrick
Dundee won eight rounds, and Roberts two. With a pile-driving one-two to the chin, Roberts floored Dundee in the fourth for a count of eight, but Dundee's pluck and stamina carried him through. Roberts may have been weakened by making the welterweight limit, but made a "favorable impression with his heavy hitting." He earned $15,000. Attendance: A record throng of 18,000. (AP)
1926-12-04Joe Dundee64-10-9
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO110
time: 2:56 | referee: Toby Irwin
Irwin stopped the bout after Dundee had been floored four times. This was a big upset and garnered Roberts national attention.
1926-11-16Joe Anderson12-4-1
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS1010
referee: Ralph Gruman
Anderson was fouled in the second, but refused to win by a foul, asking referee Gruman for two minutes to recover.
1926-10-29Danny Fagan4-14-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWKO110
1926-09-29Al Stradley1-2-0
Kellogg, Idaho, USALTKO310
1926-09-28Morrie Schlaifer41-25-3
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWTKO410
1926-09-17Johnny Grella8-8-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWKO510
1926-08-20Joe Roche34-5-8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1926-08-04Oakland Billy Harms35-16-15
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWKO510
1926-07-28Wildcat Willie O'Brien36-30-30
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO410
referee: Freddie Landers
The referee stopped the bout, after repeatedly warning O'Brien for stalling.
1926-05-25Bobby Carter5-9-1
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWTKO410
Roberts scored three knockdowns. Carter was a substitute for Morrie Schlaifer, who ran out on the bout less than 48 hours before the show. He claimed he was ill, though the commission doctors detected no illness.
1926-05-06Charley Long17-11-3
Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1926-04-06Jimmy Moore22-10-1
Armory, Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS1010
1926-01-21Red Uhlan24-14-17
Auditorium, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1925-12-29Jimmy Moore20-7-1
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1925-12-10Lefty Cooper25-6-7
Tacoma, Washington, USAWKO56
1925-10-30Leo Lomski30-2-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALTKO510
referee: Ernie Clark
1925-09-02Red Uhlan21-14-14
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USALKO610
1925-08-26Jimmy Moore18-4-1
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-07-30Sailor Ritchie Davis14-2-11
Alan, Idaho, USALDQ215
1925-07-10Gene Cline75-25-18
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-06-16Mike O'Leary28-29-25
Dugdale Park, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1925-05-16Harry Galfund29-10-4
Ewing Field, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Bobby Johnson
1925-05-04Johnny Nichols14-7-0
California Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO910
1925-03-27Joe Roche26-2-6
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-03-20Teddy Gartin20-4-5
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO36
referee: Jack Burke
1925-02-05Leo Lomski16-2-1
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USALPTS66
Lomski billed as "Leo Lumski." This is his 28th bout, per the Tacoma News Tribune.
1925-01-22Tillie Herman46-39-21
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS66
1924-12-09Bobby Harper41-5-21
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS66
referee: Adolph Schacht
Pacific Northwest Welterweight Title
1924-11-20Bobby Harper41-4-21
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
Pacific Northwest Welterweight Title
1924-10-23Ted Krache41-6-6
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USAWTKO16
Krache suffered his second knockout loss when his manager, Dick Large, threw in the towel after Krache had been knocked down four times. Large's action strained the relationship between the two. So-much-so that Krache quit boxing. When he eventually returned, King Vanucie, the well-known Aberdeen referee, had become his manager. Tacoma News-Tribune
1924-09-24Harry Dudley26-25-18
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS44
1924-09-01Red Uhlan16-6-9
Oaks Ballpark, Emeryville, California, USALPTS44
1924-08-20Sailor Harry Smith10-11-6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO14
1924-08-13Sailor Harry Smith10-10-6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO44
1924-07-04Ted Krache39-6-5
Aberdeen, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: King Vanucie
Attendance: 6,500
1924-04-17Gene Cline64-21-14
Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS66
1924-03-25Bobby Harper38-3-18
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS66
Pacific Northwest Welterweight Title
1924-03-06Ted Krache36-5-4
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
Pacific Northwest Welterweight Title
1924-02-26Jack Griffin11-8-4
American Legion Hall, Olympia, Washington, USAWPTS88
Olympia was perhaps the only city in the state that allowed bouts of this length.
1924-02-19Harry Dudley23-20-17
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS66
1924-02-07Harry Dudley23-19-17
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1924-01-24Gene Cline61-18-14
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1923-11-14Oakland Jimmy Duffy85-11-21
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALPTS44
1923-10-26Sailor Harold Liston10-0-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO34
referee: George Blake
Referee Blake stopped the bout.
1923-09-28George Levine29-10-7
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
1923-09-14Terry Adams5-3-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS44
Adams was down in the first and second rounds.
1923-08-22Sailor Joe Hughes3-6-3
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO24
1923-07-27Sailor Steve Biss11-4-5
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO44
referee: Toby Irwin
1923-07-20Sailor Harry Smith4-6-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1923-07-13Jack Griffin
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO14
referee: Toby Irwin
1923-07-06Sailor Harry Smith4-5-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWKO14
1923-05-03Jimmy Marcus15-14-8
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: King Vanucie
Inaugural card for the brand-new Kay Street Athletic Club, which would hereafter sponsor "smokers" at Glide Rink for some time to come. Vanucie was the referee for all bouts on this card. Tacoma News Tribune
1923-03-01Harry Schuman34-12-17
Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
Number of rounds uncertain.
1923-02-01Eddie Richards8-2-3
Eagles A.C., Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
1922-12-22Racehorse Roberts34-9-16
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1922-12-21Travie Davis35-10-28
Eagles A.C., Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS66
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