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Clonie Tait
Global ID52350
sexmale
birthdate 1898-10-25
death date 1933-00-00 (34)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country Canada
residenceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
won 34 (KO 16) + lost 8 (KO 3) + drawn 2 = 46
rounds boxed 347
Newspaper Decisions won 13 : lost 7 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 216
Total Bouts 69 KO% 23.19
 
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1925-12-17Billy Bortfield7-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALTKO410
"The referee sent Tait to his corner at the opening of the fourth round. Bortfield had scored three knockdowns, two in the second round and one in the third." (Ironwood Daily Globe)
1925-11-24Jimmy Goodrich60-12-14
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
"For five or six rounds the bout was a "waltz" with both boys doing a lot of clinching and mauling around in a lot of powder puff hitting. Neither one endangered his health to the half-way mark. Then a threat of disqualification for both if they did not give their best loosened them up, and the last four rounds were really interesting." - Toronto Star. "While he won and gave a pleasing exhibition, Goodrich did not provide the fans with the thrills he did in almost every other bout in which he appeared here prior to winning the championship." - Globe & Mail
1925-10-19Danny Cooney5-1-1
Trenton, New Jersey, USANCND1010
1925-07-21Mel Coogan58-15-17
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Manitoba Free Press
1925-05-18Cirilin Olano10-1-2
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALTKO510
Lightweight elimination tournament.
1925-02-09Danny Cooney3-1-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1924-12-08Johnny Mosely3-2-4
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-11-24Tim Droney14-16-1
108th Field Artillery Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO510
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-10-20Joe Sieloff3-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO810
1924-10-01Alex Hart12-4-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid).
1924-06-11Tim Droney14-13-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Zabala & Kincaid), according to which Tait was the winner and not Droney as previously shown here.
1924-06-02Joe Reno3-4-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Paul Zabala).
1924-04-07Philly Lewis2-1-0
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1924-01-08Willie Gradwell23-10-2
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO410
referee: Phil Powers | judge: John T. Glackin | judge: Dick Henshaw
1923-06-25Johnny Clinton38-14-6
Shetzline Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1923-06-18Ray Mitchell6-2-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1923-05-14Willie Gradwell20-9-1
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1923-04-30Mike Schultz1-2-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS88
The Philadelphia Inquirer selected Tait as winner, but the Public Ledger favored Schultz.
1923-02-23Ray Mitchell6-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1923-01-01Jimmy Hanlon51-30-16
WKO5
Exact date in 1923 & location unknown. Source: IBRO Journal #80, p. 54.
1922-12-22Archie Walker10-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1922-09-29Ever Hammer32-14-12
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1922-08-28Joe Jawson5-11-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1922-08-04Frankie Bull15-5-4
Hampden Park, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWUD1010
referee: Lou Marsh
The bout was supposed to be for the lightweight championship of Canada, but neither made the weight at the 2 PM weigh-in. Bull down for an 8 count in round 5. "Both judges scored Tait out in front by several points." - Toronto Star
1922-04-17Pep O'Brien4-0-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Inquirer.
1922-03-13George Eagel10-7-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1922-02-25Mickey Donley11-11-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision in favor of Tait in both of two Philadelphia newspapers, the Inquirer and the Public Ledger.
1922-02-24Johnny Murray22-9-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS88
1922-01-20Tim Droney7-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-11-19Mel Coogan49-5-10
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Coogan won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review) The Milwaukee Journal reported the same result.
1921-08-22Freddie Welsh74-4-6
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDPTS1010
Billed as for the British Empire Lightweight Title.
1921-06-15Earl France59-19-25
Butte, Montana, USALPTS1515
Tait is the Canadian, Australian and English Lightweight Champion at this time. Therefore, as a result of this win, France claimed the Canadian and English Titles (but not the Australian), along with his Pacific Coast Title. Source: Arizona Republic, as called in by France himself. (The newspaper Editor and France were friends.) This may have been a "no decision" (ND) bout.
1921-06-02Young Rooney
Anaconda, Montana, USAWPTS44
1921-03-30Johnny Mendelsohn9-0-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal & Lethbridge Herald, which said that Tait won a close bout
1921-03-14Ray Rivers3-16-1
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO310
1921-02-18Tom Mulhall2-2-2
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaWPTS1212
Canada lightweight title
1921-01-25Bud Perrill1-1-0
South Bend, Indiana, USAWNWS1212
Tait won the newspaper decision (Chicago Tribune). Report in Calgary Herald says Tait, then Canadian Lightweight Champ, won via 10 rd. decision. He had Perrill down 3 times for nine counts in the 9th round.
1920-12-17Pinky Mitchell4-0-2
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-11-12Llew Edwards76-7-5
Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO210
Edwards was down 11 times before his manager tossed in the towel.
1920-10-22Bobby Ward5-7-2
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
referee: George Barton
Fargo Forum.
1920-10-20Otto Wallace33-21-17
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWNWS1212
(Fayetteville Democrat)
1920-10-08Otto Wallace33-21-17
Board of Trade Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWNWS1212
Canada lightweight title
Newspaper decision from the Manitoba Free Press
1920-01-30Cal Delaney20-0-6
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Tait's jaw was broken in the second round. According to the Minneapolis Journal, Tait was in trouble four times and showed a great deal of courage in lasting the full 10-rounds, but Delaney won decisively.
1920-01-16Billy Whelan5-0-0
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWTKO310
Whelan had most of his front teeth loosened, was knocked down for a 7-count, and took a bad whipping from Tait. Whelen's corner threw in the towel at the beginning of the third round.
1920-01-03Otto Wallace32-18-15
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
According to the Minneapolis Journal, Tait won 7 of the 10 rounds.
1919-12-22KO Chaliff1-4-0
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaWKO310
1919-06-20Harry Anderson19-7-30
Empire Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaWKO415
referee: Doc McCormick
Canada lightweight title
Anderson was saved from a knockout by the bell in the third round. Seconds into the 4th Tait landed a left and right to the chin and Anderson was done.
1919-05-09Kid Whitey1-0-0
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaNCNC88
Actual Result unknown. This bout was substitute for Tait-Noyes 12 rounder due to Noyes being held up at the border by immigration. Noye, an Austrian, was considered an alien enemy.
1919-04-10Harry Anderson19-7-29
Empire Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaDNWS1212
referee: Doc McCormick
Lethbridge Herald and Edmonton Bulletin had it a draw. Calgary Herald scored it for Anderson but had 6 of the 12 rounds even. Most agreed that while Anderson landed more often, Tait's blows were more effective.
1919-01-22Tom Mulhall1-2-1
Pantages Theater, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaWNWS66
referee: Al Ross
"...Tait Outclassed Mulhall in Six Round Bout Here..."Calgary Herald A prior match between the two had been cancelled the week before by local health authorities due to fears of the Spanish Flu epidemic (It was reported that in the city of Vancouver alone, there were more than 2,300 deaths from the disease in 1918). There were two other six round prelims. According to the Calgary Albertan the fighters wore 12-oz pillow gloves, though no other report mentions this.
1918-12-10Young Al Ross8-4-5
Pantages Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDNWS44
referee: Cappy Smart
Ross outweighed Tait by 25 pounds, but both men were in less than top shape. Ross had Tait groggy in round three when the timekeeper ended the round early by 30 seconds. There were two other 4-round preliminaries featuring local soldiers.
1918-09-02KO Chaliff1-3-0
Empire Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaWKO310
referee: Doc McCormick
Canada lightweight title
Tait had Chaliff on the canvas five times before the final KO.
1918-06-11Billy Miller1-4-1
Drumheller, Alberta, CanadaWTKO510
Despite reports to the contrary, Tait said the fight had been stopped, with him well ahead, because Miller had "broken" his wrist in the middle of the fifth. Tait had earlier sprained his thumb, but he was landing hard punches in the 4th and 5th rounds before the bout was stopped in some confusion. Miller boxed another 4 rounder six days later.
1918-05-24Frankie Tucker14-14-19
Calgary Oil Exchange, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDPTS44
referee: Cappy Smart
Tait had played leftfield in a City League baseball game the day before. Local law prohibits bouts of longer than 4 rounds duration. Although called an exhibition to calm the anti-fight crowd, both boys were paid and the referee rendered a decision.
1918-04-16Billy Williams16-6-20
Southside A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO2
1918-04-04Richie Mitchell5-1-1
Southside A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALTKO810
referee: Walter Houlehan
Tait appeared sadly out of shape, later claimed that he was a victim of favouritism by local ref. According to a ringside report, after the first knockdown in round 8, Tait rose and attempted to shake hands with Mitchell who wisely ignored the proffered mitt and dropped the Alberta boy again. Instead of giving Tait a count however, the ref stopped the bout in favour of Mitchell.
1918-03-14Neal Allison5-5-0
Majestic Theatre, Lethbridge, Alberta, CanadaWNWS1010
referee: Jud Foley
It was announced that Foley would not render a decision but would leave it up to the newspapers. The Lethbridge Herald called it 5 rounds Tait, 2 rounds Allison, and 3 rounds Even.
1918-01-18Rocky Kansas25-3-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Dick Nugent
Lethbridge Daily Herald; Buffalo Boxing Record
1917-12-14Young George Erne3-3-1
Savoy Theater, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Hugh Hayes
Tait's nose was bleeding from the time he left the dressing room. Young Erne is said to be from Buffalo and managed by Danny Rogers. Two Hamilton papers had Erne winning, but two Toronto papers and the Hamilton Herald had Tait winning easily. In the previous bout, Indian Peter Scott fought Battling Johnson.
1917-12-07Young George Erne3-2-1
Savoy Theater, Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
Canada lightweight title
Lethbridge Daily Courier had Tait winning handily; Buffalo Courier had Erne as winner 6-2-2 in rounds. Morning Albertan said Young Erne had a margin in the first three rounds, and also in the seventh,"...and in the others, Tait was the master,especially in the last three when he finished very strong and had the Buffalo boy hanging onto the ropes..." Syracuse Herald had this for Erne.
1917-09-20Jack Whitey
Majestic Theatre, Lethbridge, Alberta, CanadaWKO410
referee: Jud Foley
Canada lightweight title
Whitey went down and out from a hard belt to the solar plexus.
Jack "Kid" Whitey, from Buffalo, NY, was reportedly 3-0 in previous action in Canada, having beaten Abe Mantell(W8), Cyclone Kelly(KO1) and Johnny Pearson(KO1).

1917-09-03Charlie Scully0-0-0
Norwood Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWPTS1212
referee: Bun Foley
Canada lightweight title
1917-08-08Benny Haskell3-0-3
Norwood Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWPTS1212
referee: Bun Foley
Canada lightweight title
"Haskell finished strong, but Tait won by a shade." Calgary Herald
1917-07-19Johnny O'Leary35-12-18
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaWTKO5
1917-07-11Johnny O'Leary35-11-18
Empress Theatre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, CanadaWTKO1010
referee: Young Maxwell
Canada lightweight title
Bout was started just after 12 noon before a packed house of 800. Maxwell was forced to step in when O'Leary was out on his feet.
1917-05-24Benny Haskell2-0-3
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Jack Whalen
Referee Whalen's decision in favour of the Winnipeg boy (Haskell) was roundly booed. A. D. Holley, who promoted the bout later told the Calgary Herald that Tait should have been given the decision as he had, in Holley's opinion, won every round easily. He claimed that he offered Haskell more money for a rematch and Haskell flatly refused. A friend of Haskell's had run to the telegraph office to get out his version of the bout first.
1916-11-28Postie Hacker
Isis Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWPTS66
referee: Cappy Smart
1916-04-03Harry Anderson2-1-6
Scaler's Arena, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaLNWS1010
referee: Doc McCormick
Alberta Morn. Bull. & Morn. Albertan -- Anderson was better. The Edmonton Bulletin gave the win to Anderson. Only the timely interference of the referee prevented Anderson from knocking out Tait in the last minute of the last round.
1916-02-19Charlie Burns11-16-11
Edmonton AC, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaWDQ510
referee: J.H. McKinery
Pro Debut for Tait after long amateur career. Bout held under the local "Clean Break" rules which did not allow for hitting in the clinches. At long range Tait had a decided advantage.

 
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