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Billy DeFoe
Global ID54986
sexmale
birthdate 1893-03-02
death date 1960-03-29 (67)
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
country USA
residenceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
birth placeMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
birth nameWilliam Henry De Foe
won 56 (KO 23) + lost 34 (KO 7) + drawn 8 = 110
rounds boxed 929
Newspaper Decisions won 19 : lost 9 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 280
Total Bouts 141 KO% 16.31
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1930-07-02Hymie Wiseman10-0-1
Des Moines, Iowa, USALKO610
This was Wiseman's debut as a main event fighter over ten rounds. Defoe down in the fourth round for a nine count. In the sixth round Defoe down for a nine count again from a chopping right on the jaw. He then took another right hand shot and was counted out. (Des Moines Register)
1930-06-16Billy Tompkins
Shewbridge Field, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO78
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Four other fights were scheduled, but the results not reported: Mickey Joy v. Adam Dugan, 4 (128 lbs); Joey Freeman v. Bobby Juhrend, 4 (128 lbs); Dick Sisk v. Johnny Murphy of Tampa (140 lbs), 4; Johnny Panek v. Johnny Fay (130 lbs).
1930-05-29Eddie Shea44-10-4
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALTKO210
referee: Jimmie Cooley
1930-05-20Eddie Speaks10-7-3
Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
From the Chicago Herald-Examiner (Bob Soderman).
1930-04-29Joey Thomas14-7-2
Congress Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ66
From the Chicago Herald-Examiner (Bob Soderman).
1930-02-25Chico Cisneros33-9-6
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the United Press and The Ring, May 1930, page 57.
1930-02-03Pete White2-0-0
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO410
1929-03-27Frankie Aragon7-3-2
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USALPTS88
1929-01-23Pedro Amador34-13-8
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USAWPTS88
1928-10-31Santiago Zorrilla51-9-9
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USALKO410
1928-09-26Victor Kid Ponce22-21-12
Ocean Park Arena, Santa Monica, California, USANCNC?8
This was the scheduled main event of this program as reported in El Herald de Mexico
1928-08-07Benny Golden5-2-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS66
1928-07-27Billy Burke27-12-16
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS88
1928-07-10Sailor Fay Kosky31-9-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS66
1928-04-11Billy Burke23-11-14
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS44
1928-01-25Danny Kramer92-27-20
National Hall, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-01-06Joe Burns14-13-13
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1927-11-23Mike Brennan14-5-8
Stockton, California, USALPTS88
1927-11-04Tommy Cello61-24-25
Observatory Club, San Francisco, California, USALTKO610
referee: Toby Irwin
1927-06-07Ernie Fliegel7-1-2
Municipal Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWDQ16
From Boxing Blade, 18 June 1927.
1927-02-04Ernie Fliegel7-1-2
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Lincoln Star, and also Boxing Blade,19 February 1927, page 7.
1926-05-10Chubby Van Hooser9-1-0
Great Falls, Montana, USAWKO10
1926-03-11Walter Grayjack5-2-2
Great Falls, Montana, USAWKO610
1926-03-05Sammy Compagno45-29-28
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS66
1925-12-18Sammy Santos30-23-12
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALDQ910
referee: Johnny Schiff
1925-11-14Frankie Garcia39-17-9
Maier Park, Vernon, California, USAWPTS66
Note- DeFoe won handily.
1925-10-13Jack Rychell2-1-2
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS66
1925-09-07Dominick Tippero13-7-9
Great Falls, Montana, USALPTS1212
DeFoe begged for Tippero to quit. As he had instructed his seconds throughout his career, Tippero refused to allow them to throw in the towel. He collapsed in his dressing room and was hospitalized. He died Sept. 11 from paralysis caused by Bright's Disease and a brain concussion sustained during this bout. His record was reported as 88 bouts.
1925-07-24Doc Snell26-9-16
Great Falls, Montana, USALDQ1012
1925-03-13Charley Manty21-20-1
Fall River, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1925-01-02Babe Herman60-16-13
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO812
time: 1:49
1924-11-03Leo (Kid) Roy40-7-0
Monument National, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
"When the announcement was made that the judges had awarded the decision to Defoe, there followed a demonstration that came nearly ending in a riot, and resulted in the judges being escorted from the building by the police." Montreal Gazette
1924-09-26Eddie Forbes
New York, New York, USALDQ7
1924-09-25Sid Bernard8-11-4
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ7
1924-06-16Jose Lombardo19-2-0
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-04-01Frankie Edwards1-19-7
Knickerbocker A.C. Arena, Albany, New York, USAWTKO912
referee: Claude Tibbitts
1924-03-13Lew Caputo3-1-0
Columbus Hall, Yonkers, New York, USAWKO5
1924-02-21Louis 'Kid' Kaplan42-12-9
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALPTS1212
1924-02-09Benny Valger57-7-3
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
1923-10-23Benny Valger54-7-3
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALDQ9
1923-10-22Tommy Corbie15-11-2
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USALPTS88
1923-09-27Sid Bernard7-8-4
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1923-09-10Tommy Gerrard1-1-0
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWTKO612
1923-07-04Mickey Brown8-22-5
Velodrome, New York, New York, USAWTKO9
1923-06-25Frankie LaFay10-0-0
Stadium, Troy, New York, USALDQ412
DeFoe was disqualified for punching low.
1923-05-29Benny Valger50-7-3
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALPTS1212
1923-05-17Jack Hausner14-15-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1212
1923-04-14Jack Bernstein28-4-1
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1923-03-19Jimmy Cooney24-13-3
Associate Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts, USALDQ510
De Foe was disqualified for punching low.
1923-02-26Harry Carlson45-25-10
Brockton, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1923-01-08Mike Moran4-1-0
Stadium, Freeport, New York, USAWTKO3
1922-12-28Jimmy Goodrich35-6-7
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican; NY Evening Telegram (draw)
1922-12-08Jimmy Goodrich34-6-7
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Scranton Republican and Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
1922-10-30Mickey Brown7-17-4
Harlem-Fairmont A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-09-29Jackie Norman12-9-5
Palace of Joy, Coney Island, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-09-16Billy Matthews
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1922-08-29Jimmy Mars9-4-2
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1922-02-24Babe Herman30-7-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland | judge: Patsy Haley | judge: Tommy Shortell
1922-01-24Earl Baird11-13-26
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-12-08Sammy Britton1-0-0
Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
time: 1:00 | referee: Tommy Ginty
1921-11-25Andy Chaney40-12-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1921-10-18Johnny Reisler4-2-4
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-10-10Louis 'Kid' Kaplan16-9-2
City Hall Auditorium, Meriden, Connecticut, USALDQ512
DeFoe was disqualified for hitting low.
1921-10-03Kid Dube5-8-1
Auditorium, Freeport, New York, USAWKO9
1921-08-31Gene Delmont16-33-15
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from three Philadelphia newspapers: Inquirer, Record, Public Ledger. all in favor of Defoe.
1921-07-11Johnny Rini0-0-1
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO810
1921-07-07Charlie Pilkington14-3-3
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USANCNC12
The bout went the full distance but a no contest was declared on the instruction of the Boxing Commission. New York Times. (Often reported as a win for DeFoe by other papers.)
1921-05-18Freddie Jacks63-36-11
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USALDQ712
time: 2:15 | referee: Patsy Haley
Haley disqualified DeFoe for a second foul blow, after having warned him. New York Times
1921-02-15Sammy Sieger5-0-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1515
1920-12-21Freddie Jacks62-30-9
Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1920-12-03Frankie Brown8-11-6
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO1115
1920-11-19Gene Delmont14-26-13
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
1920-10-29Ralph Brady13-11-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1920-08-09Ralph Brady13-9-2
Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey, USANCNC412
referee: Phil Ehrhart
1920-06-07Johnny Dundee45-4-12
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Three Philadelphia newspapers (Record, Inquirer, Public Ledger) gave the newspaper decision to Dundee.
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