Honey Mellody
Global ID56891
birthdate 1884-01-15
death date 1919-03-02 (35)
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
country USA
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeCharlestown, Massachusetts, USA
birth nameWilliam J. Mellody
won 47 (KO 29) + lost 17 (KO 6) + drawn 21 = 85
rounds boxed 760
Newspaper Decisions won 3 : lost 16 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 182
Total Bouts 106 KO% 27.36

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1913-02-25Harry Price2-4-2
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times
1913-01-30Dave Powers1-0-1
Unity Cycle Club, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1913-01-14Noah Brusso4-0-1
Hammond Hall, Putnam, Connecticut, USALNWS1212
Hartford Courant and Boston Globe
1912-08-27Terry Mitchell12-0-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
1912-07-02Terry Martin41-18-11
Manchester, New Hampshire, USALPTS1212
1912-06-10Al Rogers18-5-6
Momumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1515
"Rodgers hammered the Bostonian (Mellody) all around the arena in every one of the 15 rounds and was an easy winner at the end." (Boston Globe) Also reported in Baltimore newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1912-05-04Billy West11-15-2
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ710
referee: Jack Cantwell
New York Times
1912-02-08Tommy Furey8-4-5
Lake Shore A.C., Worcester, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
Furey down in the sixth round.
1912-01-22Noah Brusso2-0-0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
Fight delared a draw, although paper suggests Mellody was better. Boston Globe
1912-01-13Billy West11-15-2
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1912-01-08Frank Perron9-11-8
New Bedford A.A., New Bedford, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
Peron outweighed Mellody by 10-12 pounds. Referee Flannagan declared it a draw. Tame bout. Boston Globe
1911-12-25Joe Heffernan12-0-1
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Heffernan.
1911-12-08Jimmy Moriarty10-6-7
Higgins Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1911-11-30Kid Fleming1-1-0
Auditorium Annex, Bangor, Maine, USADNWS66
referee: Son McGrath
(Boston Globe)
1911-11-16Young Nitchie11-3-0
Northern Berkshire A.C., Adams, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
Nitchie a substitute for Andy Parker of NY.
1911-10-12Terry Martin40-16-9
Exposition Hall, Portland, Maine, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1911-09-26Jim Mitchen1-2-0
Johnstown Flood Building, Coney Island, New York, USAWTKO4
referee: Johnny McAvoy
1911-09-25Kid Griffo0-0-1
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw."
1911-08-16Charley Lawrence1-1-0
National S.C., White Plains, New York, USALNWS1010
Lawrence "outclassed" Mellody. "Mellody followed his man up throughout the bout, but his blows lacked steam. Lawrence closed Honey's right eye in the first round and from then on landed two blows to Mellody's one." Boston Globe
1911-07-31Joe Stein1-1-0
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision in Syracuse Herald
1911-06-27Joe Stein1-1-0
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1911-06-19Willie KO Brennan12-1-3
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
Buffalo Times
1911-05-30Joe Stein1-1-0
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USALNWS1010
Stein was a substitute for Ted Nelson, an Australian fighter. "Stein was fat as a hog and in no condition to fight, but it was well for Mellody he was." Stein scored two knockdowns of Mellody in the sixth round and the bell prevented a knockout. Mellody also down in the seventh round. Lowell Sun
1911-05-29Frank Perron9-9-6
Perry A.C., Newport, Rhode Island, USALNWS1010
Bout fought at Newport, RI and not Providence as previously listed. Also, the bout was a no-decision affair. Newspaper decision for Perron by a shade. Boston Globe
1911-03-20Bill Hurley5-9-0
Casino A.C., Glens Falls, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Glen Falls (NY) Post-Star and Boston Globe. The Globe reported that Mellody received a drubbing.
1911-01-24Paddy Lavin32-2-9
International A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
Buffalo Evening News
1911-01-14Jimmy Perry3-2-1
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Perry was a clear winner.
1910-12-07Maurice Lemoine5-1-2
Lakeside A.C., Webster, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
Agreement that if both fighters were on their feet at the end, the bout would be declared a draw.
1910-11-16Kid Shea9-4-3
City Hall, Augusta, Maine, USALNWS1212
The fighters fought two six-round bouts consecutively. Shea had the best of the fighting. Boston Globe
1910-10-27Frank Perron8-6-2
Fairview A.C., Southbridge, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1910-09-29Frank Perron8-6-1
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Joe Walcott
This was the first of two bouts fought between Mellody and Perron in Southbridge. Perron down in the fourth round.
1910-08-31Maurice Lemoine5-0-2
Lakeside A.C., Webster, Massachusetts, USAWKO1012
1910-07-04Kid Shea9-4-3
Opera House, Houlton, Maine, USALNWS66
Boston Globe
1910-06-02Jimmy Moriarty6-1-2
Washington Park, Lowell, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1910-05-13Terry Martin39-13-4
Rhode Island A.C., Thornton, Rhode Island, USADPTS1515
referee: Stanton Abbott
1910-04-19Young Loughrey27-5-1
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1910-03-22Jimmy Moriarty5-0-2
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1910-03-08Unk Russell30-4-1
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1910-03-01Jimmy Moriarty5-0-1
Associate Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1910-02-25Young Jack Johnson2-3-3
Union A.C., Brockton, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1910-02-01Frank Perron7-3-0
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
Referee's decision. Boston Globe
1910-01-14Kyle Whitney19-5-6
American A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALNWS1010
Whitney was knocked down twice. No decision was given at the end of the bouts on this program (Boston Globe). Newspaper decision by Logansport Daily Reporter (IN)
1909-11-25Billy Rolfe4-1-4
National A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
referee: Harry Hodgkins
1909-10-15Terry Martin36-13-3
Queen City A.C., Manchester, New Hampshire, USALPTS1515
referee: Owen Kenney
1909-08-24Billy Rolfe4-0-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
The judges disagreed on the verdict and then Referee Flaherty declared it a draw.
1909-06-10Curly Watson109-28-14
Tivoli Theatre, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO510
referee: Dr. Phelan
Watson ko'd by a right to the jaw.
1909-05-08Willie Lewis38-5-2
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLKO420
Mellody down five times total in the fourth round.
1908-04-20Harry Lewis27-7-3
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO412
time: 2:30
World Welterweight Title
Promoted as a Welterweight Championship bout.

1908-04-04Unk Russell27-2-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, an upset win for Russell.
1907-11-01Frank Mantell11-1-5
Dayton Gymnastic Club, Dayton, Ohio, USALKO1520
Promoted as a Welterweight Championship bout
1907-07-04Jim Donovan0-1-0
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USAWTKO710
Bout did not take place in Boston, as previously displayed.
1907-04-23Mike Twin Sullivan17-3-13
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
World Welterweight title
Both fighters weighed in at 145lbs.

1907-03-05Joe Thomas13-3-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which reported that Thomas had a decided advantage.
1907-02-11Willie Lewis19-4-2
Valley Falls A.C., Valley Falls, Rhode Island, USAWTKO415
Fought at catchweights.
1907-01-08Terry Martin30-6-2
City Hall, Augusta, Maine, USAWPTS1515
Welterweight Championship of the World
Although some reports claim that Martin weighed above the agreed upon 145 lbs. weight limit, most sources indicate that the world title was at stake.

1906-11-29Joe Walcott90-15-18
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1215
Welterweight Championship of the World
Both fighters weighed in at 142lbs. Walcott quit, claiming his left arm was disabled in the ninth round.

1906-10-16Joe Walcott90-14-18
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1515
referee: Hector McInnes
Welterweight Championship of the World
Mellody down in the first

1906-09-03Joe Thomas10-2-3
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USALTKO1115
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 1906 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Page: 9
1906-07-04Willie Lewis16-3-2
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWKO315
1906-04-20Jack Dougherty28-8-6
Panorama Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADPTS88
1906-04-16Charlie McKeever27-16-8
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWKO615
referee: Jack Sheehan
1906-03-26Charlie McKeever27-15-8
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWKO1115
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
(Boston Globe)
1906-03-05Terry Martin22-5-1
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWKO1115
1906-02-19Terry Martin21-4-1
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWKO1215
1905-11-24Jack O'Keefe18-15-17
Spokane Amateur A.C., Spokane, Washington, USAWKO14
1905-10-27George Peterson12-5-0
Spokane Amateur A.C., Spokane, Washington, USAWKO10
Fought at 144lbs.
1905-10-07Dick Fitzpatrick9-6-9
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1905-05-12Martin Duffy32-7-7
Spokane Amateur A.C., Spokane, Washington, USAWKO120
1905-04-18Jerry McCarthy19-3-10
Spokane Amateur A.C., Spokane, Washington, USAWKO11
McCarthy down four times in the bout, including three in the 11th and final round.
1905-03-17Jerry McCarthy19-2-10
Silver Bow A.C., Butte, Montana, USAWKO1520
referee: Duncan McDonald
1905-01-27Tommy Sullivan4-1-1
West End A.C., Lawrence, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1905-01-20Fred Douglas9-5-2
Highland A.C., Marlborough, Massachusetts, USAWKO7
1904-11-14Buddy Ryan22-6-9
Harlem A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALKO110
time: 1:12 | referee: Abe Pollock
Mellody loses his claim to be World 'white' Champion at 145lbs
Mellody down a total of three times.

1904-11-05Dick Fitzpatrick7-4-6
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1904-10-24Jack O'Keefe16-12-13
Blue Island A.C., Blue Island, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
referee: George Siler
Mellody defends his World 'white' welterweight title claim
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