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Bill Watkins
Global ID57233
sexmale
divisionheavyweight
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth nameWilliam Watkins
won 4 (KO 4) + lost 7 (KO 7) + drawn 0 = 11
rounds boxed 31
Newspaper Decisions won 6 : lost 3 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 88
Total Bouts 21 KO% 19.05
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1921-02-07Sam Langford134-21-31
LKO?
Exact date, location and # of rounds unknown.
1916-10-28Sailor Grande21-11-8
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram.
1916-04-24Curley Booth
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO2
This was reportedly one of several bouts for Watkins during a 2-month tour of western states.
1915-07-02Joe Jeannette75-9-8
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times
1915-03-15Bill Tate2-5-0
Military A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
From record for Tate by Tracy Callis, IBRO #31. source uncertain.
1914-10-10Jack Blackburn38-3-12
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO410
1914-08-27Black Bill24-15-6
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision as given in New York Times.
1914-05-25Sam Langford87-8-21
Olympic A.C., Rochester, New York, USALKO410
referee: Harry Bollock
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim.
1914-03-23Sam Langford84-8-21
National S.C., New York, New York, USALTKO110
referee: Patsy Haley
"During the 2 minutes that it lasted it was featured principally by the hugging tactics of Watkins who evidently left his courage outside the ring". (NY Times)
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim.

1913-10-11John Lester Johnson1-1-0
Liberal A.C., Staten Island, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe, and from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-09-13Jack Reid
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1913-08-23John Lester Johnson1-0-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and from other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1913-03-18Black Bill23-13-6
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO110
Black Bill suffered an injured hand and had to give up the fight.
1912-09-30Battling Jim Johnson10-5-2
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO25
Result reported in the Philadelphia Item.
1912-04-27Gunboat Smith21-6-4
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO410
Watkins came out of his corner for the fourth round smiling, Smith let loose a right swing that landed on the jaw and almost drove him through the ropes. He got up and told the referee he could not continue as his jaw was broken. New York Times
1912-02-29Black Bill20-10-6
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Watkins won the newspaper decision as given in the New York Times.
1912-02-20Dick Miller1-2-0
Crescent A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS66
(New York Times)
1911-12-30Billy Brown3-0-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALTKO910
1911-12-14Larry Williams5-1-0
Albany, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from Albany Times-Union (Paul Zabala).
1911-11-30Joe Jeannette29-7-5
German Hall, Albany, New York, USALKO1
Watkins claimed he was a former sparring partner of Jack Johnson and replaced John Willie who was sick. Watkins was outclassed and knocked down twice in the first round.
1909-05-11Bill Warner
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
Result from the Philadelphia Item.

 
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