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Mick King
Global ID72918
sexmale
birthdate 1893-06-24
death date 1923-01-01 (29)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
reach71″   /   180cm
country Australia
residenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
birth nameJoseph Wakefield Kemp
won 28 (KO 13) + lost 27 (KO 4) + drawn 12 = 71
rounds boxed 754 KO% 18.31
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1920-07-13Frank Barrieau66-11-21
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaLKO615
King was knocked down 4 times
1920-05-24Art Magirl58-17-10
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaWRTD415
"Mick King, Australian middleweight, forced Art Magirl of Minneapolis to quit in the fourth round on account of sickness in a scheduled 15 round bout..."Lethbridge Herald
1920-04-20Eddie KO Fingard6-3-4
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaDPTS1515
1920-01-21Eddie KO Fingard5-2-4
Board of Trade Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWPTS1212
1919-11-27Tommy Gibbons13-0-0
Victoria Pavilion, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaLPTS1515
1919-09-11Gordon McKay7-1-7
Athletic Club, Ontario, Oregon, USALPTS1212
referee: H. H. Tunny
1919-09-01Frank Barrieau60-10-16
Liberty Gardens, Boise, Idaho, USALPTS1212
Observers felt that Barrieau won 11 of the 12 rounds despite being outweighed by some 20 pounds. Afterwards, state commissioner Thomas Sherlock threatened to have King barred from future contests in Idaho, accusing him of "stalling" most of the time.--(Boise Capital News), 9/2/1919
1919-07-12Frank Barrieau58-10-16
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaLKO63
1919-05-28Frank Barrieau57-10-16
Brighouse Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS1515
Barrieau claimed to be the Canadian Middleweight Champion at this time. This bout may have been for that title.(Al Ross of Winnipeg had a prior claim to the Dominion title.) Mick King was billed as the Australian middleweight champion.
1919-05-06Soldier Bartfield35-5-0
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS44
Referee: Jimmy Britt.
1919-03-18Frank Barrieau56-9-15
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS44
1919-02-25Jimmy Darcy25-16-22
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1919-02-06Frank Farmer26-8-14
Eagles Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USALPTS66
Farmer later turned down a rematch with King over 15 rounds in Calgary.
1919-01-07K O Kruvosky27-9-9
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight Title
Kruvosky retains

1918-11-07Battling Ortega41-5-10
Butte, Montana, USALPTS2020
1918-09-21Battling Ortega41-4-10
Deer Lodge, Montana, USAWPTS2020
1918-09-02Leo Bens16-5-7
Butte, Montana, USAWKO2
1918-08-16Bob McAllister13-3-6
Fort Lawton, Seattle, Washington, USAWTKO8
referee: Ted Whitman
Referee Whitman stopped the bout. Benefit for the Fort Lawton Fourteenth Infantry Athletic Fund.
1918-07-27Bob McAllister13-3-5
Univ. of Wash. Athletic Field, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS1010
Held on Naval property, allowing the bout to go 10 rounds
1918-07-04Jimmy Darcy21-16-16
Elliott Park Arena, Everett, Washington, USADPTS66
Pacific Coast Middleweight Title
King is also the Australian Middleweight Champion, per the Everett Daily Herald. Referee: Sgt. Joe Ralston. (Uncertain whether this was a four or six-rounder.)

1918-05-21Marty Farrell7-0-2
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
1918-04-30Frank Farmer21-7-12
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS66
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
1918-04-24Marty O'Farrell
11th Street Playhouse, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS66
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
1918-04-19Jack Clifford
Aberdeen, Washington, USAWTKO510
Clifford's seconds threw up the sponge. Tacoma Tribune
1918-04-16Jim Jam Barry1-5-2
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1918-04-11Frank Farmer20-7-12
Tahoma Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USALPTS66
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
King loses title, but retains his Coast Middleweight Title. "When the decision was given to Farmer the crowd acted as no other ever did at a Tacoma fight. Bankers, loggers, fishermen and men from every walk of life leaped into the ring." Tacoma Tribune

1918-04-02Jimmy Darcy20-14-16
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
Pacific Coast Middleweight Title
1918-03-12Chet McIntyre11-2-3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
referee: Adolph Schacht
1918-03-05Al Sommers15-3-15
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
King retains

1918-02-28Frank Farmer19-7-11
Tahoma Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Arthur Schock
Schock officiated all bouts on this show, while Tom Armstrong handled the bell. Corp. Lloyd ireland (Kid Irish, retired wrestling champion) was in Farmer's corner. A capacity crowd attended, with people turned away at the door.
1918-02-15Chet McIntyre11-1-3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO36
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
1918-02-08Steve Reynolds18-12-15
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWTKO36
referee: Adolph Schacht
1917-11-09Marty Farrell4-0-1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USANCNC34
referee: Toby Irwin
Irwin stopped the bout, as neither were fighting very hard.
1917-10-05Jack Downey30-14-38
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO34
1917-09-28Frank Barrieau44-7-12
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1917-09-14Wild Willie Webb20-9-7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1917-09-07K O Kruvosky14-5-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1917-06-20Frank Barrieau37-6-10
Arena, Emeryville, California, USALPTS44
1917-05-23Bud Clancy
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1917-05-07Jack McCarron34-2-5
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
1916-08-19Buck Crouse55-5-3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020x2
referee: Val Quirk
Brisbane Courier August 21, 1916
1916-06-24Fred Kay20-4-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020
referee: Val Quirk
Australian middleweight title
The Argus June 24, 1916
1916-06-10Buck Crouse53-4-3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020x2
referee: Val Quirk
The Argus June 12, 1916
1916-05-27Fritz Holland28-12-10
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Val Quirk
The Argus May 29, 1916
1916-04-29Fritz Maki20-4-3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDPTS2020
1916-03-11Fritz Maki20-4-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
referee: Jack Driscoll
The Argus March 13, 1916
1916-02-19Red Watson19-17-11
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
referee: Jack Driscoll
Brisbane Courier
1916-01-22Fritz Holland24-10-10
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaLPTS2020
referee: Jack Driscoll
Australian middleweight title
Brisbane Courier
1916-01-01Jimmy Clabby62-10-20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020x2
referee: Arthur Scott
The Argus January 3, 1916
1915-12-03Eddie McGoorty54-5-9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLTKO1120
1915-07-24Billy Murray47-4-6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
1915-06-12Les Darcy29-4-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLRTD1020
referee: Harald Baker
Australian middleweight title
World middleweight title
Australian Version

Sydney Morning Herald

1915-04-05Harold Hardwick1-0-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
1915-02-20Jeff Smith25-2-1
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS2020
World middleweight title
Australian Version

1915-01-09Frank Loughrey14-5-7
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS2020
1915-01-07Jimmy Fitton0-1-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND33
1914-12-26Jeff Smith23-2-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
World middleweight title
Australian Version
According to the Sydney newspaper, Smith won decisively and King had trouble landing. King went down in the 3rd from a left hook.

1914-12-24Jimmy Fitton
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND33
1914-11-28Jeff Smith23-1-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
referee: Harald Baker
World middleweight title
Australian Version
According to the vast majority of the press at ringside, Smith deserved the decision.

1914-09-19Gus Christie18-2-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
1914-09-17Fred Harrison5-3-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND33
1914-08-08Arthur Evernden15-10-2
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO1020
vacant Australian middleweight title
1914-07-18Nat Williams12-4-3
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO1020
1914-06-27Albert Scanlon15-8-4
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO620
1914-03-17Larry Foran6-2-0
Olympia A.C. Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ420
1914-01-26Sailor Brown
King's Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaWTKO920
Tasmania State middleweight title
1913-12-30Nugget Scanlon3-2-0
King's Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaWKO1320
1913-11-17Jim Lyons7-4-0
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO1420
1913-05-07Kid George0-2-0
Boulder, Western Australia, AustraliaLPTS2020
1912-09-09Tim Land15-7-1
Boulder, Western Australia, AustraliaLPTS2020
1912-08-05Tim Land12-7-1
Boulder, Western Australia, AustraliaLPTS2020

 
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