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Mickey Walker
Global ID9035
sexmale
birthdate 1901-07-13
death date 1981-04-28 (79)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach67″   /   170cm
aliasToy Bulldog
country USA
residenceElizabeth, New Jersey, USA
birth placeElizabeth, New Jersey, USA
birth nameEdward Patrick Walker
won 94 (KO 60) + lost 19 (KO 6) + drawn 4 = 119
rounds boxed 801
Newspaper Decisions won 37 : lost 6 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 450
Total Bouts 164 KO% 36.59
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1935-12-02Erich Seelig27-6-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALTKO710
1935-10-25Mickey McAvoy5-11-1
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, New York, USAWKO28
1935-09-26Eddie Whalen91-26-12
Odd Fellows' Hall, Albany, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 1:10
1935-09-20Charley Weise9-15-1
Luna Park Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS66
1935-09-12Joe Gorman39-28-14
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1935-08-29Thys Menger5-11-3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO28
1935-08-12Lou Poster22-12-5
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 0:28 | referee: Tommy O'Keefe
"A typical old-time Walker left hook smashed the Pennsylvanian down for the count 28 seconds after the second round started. Walker opened the session by buckling Poster's knees with a pair of stiff right hands. Then he whipped the left over and the Pottstown battler fell face forward, not moving as Referee Tommy O'Keefe tolled the count." (Burlington Free Press, Aug. 13th)
1935-07-29John Andersson24-10-13
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USALPTS66
This was the main bout on the program.
1934-12-03Paul Pirrone63-21-3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO1112
1934-11-26Tait Littman34-11-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Red Robinson | judge: Frank Brown | judge: Frank Smith
1934-11-12Paul Pirrone62-21-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALMD1010
Walker was down for a nine-count in round eight.
1934-10-24Natie Brown30-17-6
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USADPTS1010
referee: Charley Reynolds | judge: C. Carroll Dunn | judge: Henri DiSibour
Reynolds called it a draw, Dunn voted for Walker and DiSibour for Brown (Washington Post).
1934-08-14Young Corbett III103-9-22
Seals Stadium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1934-05-08Maxie Rosenbloom160-30-21
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frank Holborow
1934-04-13Bob Godwin77-9-10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Eddie Burns
1934-04-06Maxie Maxwell12-7-9
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO510
time: 0:16
1934-03-29Tom Patrick28-22-4
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Larry McGrath
1934-01-29Bob Godwin76-9-9
Dixie Theatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USADPTS1010
1933-12-04Les Kennedy44-26-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1933-11-03Maxie Rosenbloom154-27-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Eddie Forbes
World Light Heavyweight Title
Referee Forbes voted for Walker, "to the surprise of everybody who learned of this vote before they left the Garden. The referee's ballot, however, was not considered in the decision because of the unanimity of the two judges. Under the State Athletic Commission rules, when the judges agree their vote carries the decision.... Forbes said after the battle that he warned Rosenbloom repeatedly for holding, hitting on the break and striking with the open glove." New York Times Forbes scored it 9-4-2 for Walker, and the judges had it 11-3-1 and 9-6 for Rosenbloom.

1933-07-06Lou Brouillard72-12-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
The crowd of 16,000 broke all Garden boxing attendance records for the previous two years. New York Times
1933-04-24George Manley86-15-9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1932-12-06Arthur De Kuh44-13-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO110
time: 1:48
1932-09-26Max Schmeling44-5-3
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALTKO815
referee: Jack Denning
Jack Kearns, Walker's manager, signaled Referee Denning to stop the bout. New York Times
1932-07-25Salvatore Ruggirello21-27-0
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO110
1932-06-24Johnny Risko52-33-6
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1212
referee: Freddy Block | judge: Herb Williams | judge: Jim Murray
1932-05-26Paulino Uzcudun44-12-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
"The punch that turned the sympathies of the crowd to the veteran Spaniard and the tide of the battle to Walker came after the bell ended the eighth round. Paulino had landed a left hook to the body just after the bell. But he dropped his hands and stepped back and, as he did, Walker swung a right that split the Spaniard's left eyebrow wide open. That blow beat Paulino for Walker opened the cut with the first punch in the ninth round and, blinded by blood, Paulino could do little from then on." (Associated Press)
1932-04-29King Levinsky41-15-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
1932-03-11Jimmy Mahoney13-20-6
McCullough's Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, USAWTKO210
referee: Ira Dern
1932-03-08Jackie Williams4-11-0
City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USAWKO210
1931-08-17Jack Gagnon42-23-1
Bison Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO110
time: 0:37 | referee: Dick Coffey
1931-07-22Jack Sharkey33-8-1
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1515
referee: Arthur Donovan | judge: George Kelly | judge: Charles F. Mathison
1931-04-10Bearcat Wright48-12-15
Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWPTS1010
"Mickey Walker, fighting a man who weighed 42 pounds more than he, was on the floor in one round of his fight last night with Bearcat Wright, Omaha Negro, but came back to win. . . . Walker went down for a count of three in the first, but wasn't hurt seriously and in the second he floored the giant Negro for a short count. Walker held the edge from then on and had Wright hanging on the ropes at the end of the tenth and final round." (Daily Northwestern)
1931-02-25Johnny Risko46-29-6
Madison Square Garden Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
Walker won "due chiefly to a furious last two rounds in which he punched Risko groggy with vicious left hooks to the head and body". (New York Times)
1931-01-23Joe Lohman28-64-11
Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAWTKO610
1931-01-19Herman Weiner22-12-0
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
time: 1:40
New York Times and Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1931-01-12Matt Adgie36-15-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1930-11-28KO Christner25-9-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
The audience booed, convinced that Christner had taken a dive. They also hooted Walker and his manager, Jack Kearns (Jack Dempsey's former manager), from the ring. (AP)
1930-11-07Johnny Risko45-27-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
Risko was down for a nine count in the 2nd round. (Associated Press)
1930-10-22Homer Sheridan21-11-4
Forum, Wichita, Kansas, USAWKO110
time: 1:42
1930-10-17Tiger Johnny Cline95-49-29
Gayety Theater, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO210
time: 1:40
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1930-10-13Mike Mandell21-10-0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USAWTKO110
1930-10-03Del Fontaine21-15-4
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO410
1930-09-24Paul Swiderski13-9-1
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Henry Lewis
"Referee Hank Lewis raised aloft the left arm of Walker in token of victory after a contest that taxed the patience of the capacity crowd attracted to the match on the strength of the meeting between the two at Louisville, Ky, last May 16, when Swiderski floored the titleholder seven times in two rounds, but all the excitement of that Louisville struggle must have had a discouraging effect on Swiderski for he refused to fight last night and seemed content to survive the ten rounds.... Walker's victory was not impressive, he won simply because he did what little fighting the bout held." New York Times
1930-08-20Vincent Forgione49-32-4
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1930-07-30Willie Oster8-14-0
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO310
1930-05-23Charlie Belanger48-13-7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1930-05-16Paul Swiderski12-9-1
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWNWS1010
Walker won the newspaper decision according to the Louisville Courier-Journal and all known out-of-town reports. Walker was knocked down three times in round two. In the third round, Walker was knocked down for nine, but got up and gave Swiderski a drubbing, including a knockdown. The 4th and 5th rounds were even, and then Walker took charge and won the last five.
1930-03-28KO White13-13-10
Davenport, Iowa, USAWKO210
White went down seven times in the bout.
1930-03-24Charley Arthurs22-30-10
Flint, Michigan, USAWTKO410
1930-03-17Jimmy Mahoney13-16-5
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
1930-02-14Leo Lomski69-12-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1929-10-29Ace Hudkins60-11-12
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Kennedy
World Middleweight Title
1929-08-19Leo Lomski66-9-3
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
"Until the 5th Lomski was superior and in that round he almost knocked Walker out. Then Walker staged a courageous comeback and fought furiously to win the decision." (Sydney Morning Herald)
1929-03-28Tommy Loughran56-7-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Davy Miller 5-4 | judge: Lou Klein 1-8 | judge: Phil Collins 2-6
World Light Heavyweight Title
1929-02-22Cowboy Jack Willis30-16-4
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jim Griffin
In the first round Walker dropped Willis with a left to the body. Willis regained his feet at once, but from that time on fought a losing battle. For Walker won every round until the ninth, when Willis rallied to win the stanza. Walker had Willis in a "bad way" with hard body punches but was unable to put him away.
1928-08-27Armand Emanuel27-1-1
Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USAWKO710
"Walker plainly outclassed his willing and heavier opponent for the entire route. The fight started slow with the first two rounds almost even, then Walker started jabbing his left into Emanuel's face, supllementing hard body blows with his right for the remainder of the match. A hard right to the jaw sent Emanuel down for the count of nine just before he went down for the final count." (Associated Press)
1928-06-21Ace Hudkins55-9-12
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1010
referee: Eddie Purdy | judge: Ed Klein | judge: Harry Carroll
World Middleweight Title
Both judges voted for Walker while Referee Purdy voted for Hudkins. 30,000 fans saw bout.

1928-06-05Jock Malone76-18-7
Lexington Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Walker's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance
The New York Times reports this as a win for Walker who "swarmed all over Malone and dealt severe punishment to the St. Paul's boxer's body throughout the fight". $15,000 Gate

1928-05-28Tony Marullo35-28-2
Olympic Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1928-05-21George Smith8-6-2
Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWKO410
Smith down 6 times in the third round.
1928-02-22Cowboy Jack Willis28-13-3
State Armory, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
"The decision was very close but just and many of 12,000 spectators who attended the fight thought that Willis won." (The Ring, April 1928).
1927-11-25Paul Berlenbach35-4-3
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Berlenbach was dropped twice.
1927-11-01Mike McTigue69-13-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO110
time: 2:15 | referee: Dave Barry
McTigue down fourth time when Jimmy Johnston throws in the sponge
1927-08-24Wilson Yarbo6-2-0
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1212
1927-06-30Tommy Milligan43-6-1
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO1020x3
World Middleweight Title
Milligan is the European Middleweight Champion at this time. "Walker floored Milligan in the seventh round, the European champion was down for a count of seven the first time and needed nine after the second knowckdown before he was able to regain his feet. He managed to get by the round, however. Milligan showed great recuperative power and came back strong enough in the eighth to hold Walker off and make a contest of it.... A right to the jaw was the deciding blow.... Milligan went down for the fifth and last time." (Associated Press)

1927-02-01Mickey Wallace7-1-1
Civic Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWTKO310
time: 1:22 | referee: Toby Irwin
1926-12-03Tiger Flowers104-13-4
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
referee: Benny Yanger
World Middleweight Title
The Chicago Tribune had three reporters at ringside and all scored Flowers as a decisive winner. "The referee was the sole arbiter in Illinois rule (at this time). "Referee Benny Yanger said he based his decision on Walker landing the cleaner punches, and that Flowers only slapped with an open glove. Tiger also was guilty of sticking a thumb in Mickey's eyes on occasion, and also of heeling..Spectators at ringside couldn't believe it when the saw Referee Yanger hold up Walker's hand as the winner." Flowers was down in round nine. The gate was $77,137." From the Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman.

1926-11-22Jock Malone70-11-6
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor
1926-11-01Joe Simonich27-19-12
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1926-10-04Shuffle Callahan16-6-1
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO510
Walker gave Callahan a severe trouncing, knocking him down twice in round one, once in round three, and "punched him full of holes" in round four and five until the referee stopped it.
1926-06-24Joe Dundee61-10-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO810
time: 2:53 | referee: Eddie Forbes | judge: Tom Flynn | judge: Billy Joh
Referee Forbes stopped the bout after Walker was "bleeding so freely from the wounded eye that it was difficult for him to see...." Walker entered the ring with a "plastic covering" over the eye, indicating that there had been a preexisting wound. New York Times
1926-05-20Pete Latzo38-3-2
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Frank Floyd | judge: Mike Bernstein | judge: John Kofoed
World Welterweight Title
"Latzo won decisively simple because he ws a better boxer than Walker. He stood up under the terific body punishment the champion inflicted and despite this attack was able to come back with a counter-offensive tht invariably swept Walker before it and not infrequently had the defending champion stung and staggering." Both judges awarded the fight to Latzo while the referee, who was therefore not required under Pennsylvania law, called it a draw. (James P. Dawson, New York Times) Both judges voted for Latzo and Referee did not vote.

1925-11-25Sailor Friedman28-9-4
Newark Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1212
World Welterweight Title
Walker won 'Newspaper Decision' according to Sioux City Journal (Westbrooke Pegler from ringside)

1925-09-21Dave Shade75-14-49
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Patsy Haley | judge: Dick Nugent | judge: George Kelly
World Welterweight Title
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