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Willie Joyce
Global ID9618
sexmale
birthdate 1917-09-02
death date 1996-12-05 (79)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
country USA
residenceGary, Indiana, USA
birth placeGeorgia, USA
birth nameWilliam Joyce
won 72 (KO 16) + lost 21 (KO 0) + drawn 10 = 104
rounds boxed 881 KO% 15.38
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1947-03-24Johnny Cesario50-3-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALSD1010
referee: Tommy Rawson
1947-01-13Ernie Petrone31-31-7
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Currie 44-44
Both fighters were down in round three.
1946-12-20Johnny Bratton22-6-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore 44-56 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 46-54 | judge: Jack Ripple 46-54
1946-11-15Nick Castiglione23-18-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Tommy Thomas | judge: Ed Hintz | judge: James Lynch
1946-10-31Johnny Bratton21-6-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
referee: Johnny Behr 52-48 | judge: Harold Marovitz 48-52 | judge: Arthur Oberg 47-53
Bratton possessed a "spit-fire left hand." "The action, without a clinch throughout the ten rounds, was so furious that the fans, who paid a gross gate of $39,067, were in an uproar all the way." (AP)
1946-09-13Tippy Larkin113-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1212
World Jr. Welterweight Title
The scoring was 10-2, 9-3, and 9-3, all in favor of Larkin.

1946-08-02Danny Kapilow46-5-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1946-07-24Maxie Starr9-17-3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1010
1946-05-30Billy Cornwell8-2-0
Davenport, Iowa, USAWPTS66
Date approx.The Ring,Sept 1946
1946-04-29Tippy Larkin110-9-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1212
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: Joe Blumsack | judge: Joe Santarpia
Vacant World Jr. Welterweight Title
1946-04-16Jimmy Hatcher73-15-5
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaNCNC610
1946-04-09Ruby Garcia25-61-8
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWKO210
1946-03-25Bobby Zollo30-2-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Johnny Martin
1946-03-15Danny Kapilow42-5-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Frank Fullam 5-5 | judge: Harold Barnes 5-4 | judge: Bill Healy 3-7
1946-03-11Jackie Wilson99-30-7
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO510
"Joyce, 27, floored Wilson, 35, with a left hook to the body for a 9-count in the 5th round. When Wilson regained his feet he was battered along the ropes by Joyce and the referee stopped the fight." (Associated Press)
1946-02-15Allie Stolz63-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Benny Leonard 4-5 | judge: George LeCron 6-4 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 7-3
1945-12-14Beau Jack61-9-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Benny Leonard 2-7 | judge: Jimmy Hagan 3-7 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-7
1945-11-23Joey Barnum23-11-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
1945-11-12Allie Stolz60-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 4-5 | judge: Charlie Rosen 3-7 | judge: Jimmy Hagan 5-9
Hagan's scorecard was 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1945-10-19Joey Barnum23-11-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
referee: Tommy Gilmore
1945-09-14Danny Bartfield36-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWRTD610
Bartfield refused to come out for the 7th round, citing an injured right hand.
1945-08-20Morris Reif39-7-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
referee: Marty Gallagher | judge: Jimmy Sullivan | judge: JE Twigg
1945-08-03Tippy Larkin105-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 3-7 | judge: Joe Agnello 2-8 | judge: George LeCron 2-8
1945-07-13Bobby Ruffin61-18-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1212
referee: Eddie Joseph 5-7 | judge: George LeCron 7-5 | judge: Tom Guilfoyle 6-5
1945-06-20Dave Freeman16-3-1
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1945-06-08Ike Williams64-7-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
Scoring: 5-3-2, 6-4, 4-6. Joyce was knocked down in the 10th for a two count, but arose and floored Williams.
1945-05-01Genaro Rojo28-10-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Benny Whitman 62-48 | judge: Joe Stone 62-48 | judge: Charley Randolph 66-44
1945-04-17Chalky Wright153-37-18
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Mushy Callahan 54½-55½ | judge: Frankie Van 52½-57½ | judge: Frank Holborow 53½-56½
1945-03-02Ike Williams62-6-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Young Otto 8-3 | judge: Jimmy Hagan 8-3 | judge: Joe Agnello 9-3
1945-02-05Chalky Wright153-36-18
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1945-01-08Ike Williams60-6-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1212
Scoring: 7-3-2, 7-3-2, 7-5. Joyce was down for two short counts (3 count and 2 count) in the first round. The fast-moving Joyce landed more punches, but Williams landed the harder and cleaner wallops. Joyce was very tired in the last round, but managed to rally. "It was a mad finish to a stirring battle." Attendance was 11,000 and the gross gate was $37,891.
1944-11-13Ike Williams58-5-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWSD1010
Attendance: 8,926; Gate: $25,756.84. Official scorecards: 6-4 and 5-3-2 for Joyce; 5-4-1 for Williams. This fight was won by Joyce according to the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin (Jack Kincaid).
1944-09-27Chester Slider33-15-11
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1944-09-06Chester Slider33-14-11
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Billy Burke
1944-08-21Henry Armstrong147-20-8
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Frankie Brown 53½-56½
1944-07-07Willie Pep73-1-0
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
Pep boxed beautifully and won nearly every round.
1944-06-02Henry Armstrong145-18-7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Norman Garrity
It was an action-filled fight. Joyce won rounds one, two, four, six, eight and nine, and Armstrong took the other four. There were no knockdowns but plenty of leather was thrown.
1944-05-22Pete Lello48-14-7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWRTD710
Lello was not out for the 8th round.
1944-05-02Ray Lunny33-3-3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO812
time: 1:54 | referee: Reggie Gilmore
USA California State lightweight title
Lunny was knocked down twice in the 4th and 8th rounds.
1944-03-21John Thomas35-3-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano 52½-57½ | judge: Billy Kershner 48-62 | judge: Frankie Dolan 47-63
1944-03-03Leo Rodak75-22-10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALUD1010
referee: Charley Randolph 54-56 | judge: Billy Kershner 53-57 | judge: Frank Holborow 53-57
1944-02-11Jerry Moore18-8-5
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1944-01-17Vic Grupico22-2-8
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO510
referee: Toby Irwin
1943-07-24Henry Armstrong131-17-7
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USALUD1010
referee: Abe Roth 49-61 | judge: Benny Whitman 52-58 | judge: Charley Randolph 54-56
1943-03-02Henry Armstrong125-15-7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWMD1010
referee: Johnny Indrisano 57½-54½ | judge: Billy Kershner 58-52 | judge: Jack McDonald 55-55
1943-02-09John Thomas28-0-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWMD1212
referee: Mushy Callahan 67½-63½ | judge: Benny Whitman 68-64 | judge: Johnny Indrisano 66½-65½
Indrisano's scorecard was a draw under Australian scoring rules.
1943-01-04Slugger White38-11-3
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1515
Vacant Maryland version of World Lightweight Title
It was a close fight. Nate Phillips, in The Ring, March 1943, page 60, scored it 7 rounds for White, 5 for Joyce, and three even. "White fought in his usual whirlwind style and was the aggressor throughout."

1942-12-14Leo Rodak73-21-9
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO410
1942-10-26Carmen Notch45-16-4
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWMD1010
referee: Lou Handler
Notch was weakened by a recent attack of the flu and lost a close decision according to the Pittsburgh Press.
1942-09-25Slugger White38-10-3
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWPTS1212
Negro lightweight title
1942-08-27Joey Peralta19-16-11
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
This was "ten rounds of spirited action." Peralta was the taller of the two fighters.
1942-07-27Harvey Dubs31-12-0
Northside Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1212
1942-07-06Harvey Dubs30-11-0
Northside Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1942-06-12Carmelo Fenoy48-18-4
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Fenoy was from Spain. Joyce was too busy for him.
1942-06-08Matt Dougherty19-12-4
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1942-05-18Mike Evans34-5-1
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1942-04-27Tony Ferrara22-26-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1942-04-13Sammy Secreet24-10-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Secreet was down for an 9-count in the 8th round and took a good licking.
1942-03-23Jimmy Maddox11-37-9
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO18
Maddox was down three times before the referee stopped it.
1942-02-09Tony Motisi25-5-2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Bernie Weismann
1942-01-19Billy Davis24-11-4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1941-12-15Sammy Secreet21-9-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALSD1010
1941-11-24Aldo Spoldi88-23-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1941-11-10Ted Christie49-22-3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
1941-09-24Quentin Breese45-15-6
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1941-08-13Leonard Bennett75-41-18
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1941-07-14Harvey Dubs19-3-0
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1941-06-16Nick Castiglione15-12-3
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1940-12-09Joe Ghnouly63-27-9
Civic Center, Hammond, Indiana, USALMD1010
referee: Dick Patton 50-50 | judge: FC Patton 49-51 | judge: Roscoe Hemstock 49-51
1940-07-19Jorge Morelia20-6-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1940-07-12Jorge Morelia20-5-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO18
time: 0:17
1940-06-05Joey Silva10-18-5
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
The fight was halted when Silva suffered a severe eye cut.
1940-05-17Jorge Morelia19-5-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALMD1010
referee: Barney Ross | judge: George Kenny | judge: James Lynch
1940-04-05Nick Castiglione10-6-3
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1940-01-22Young Kid McCoy29-1-0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
referee: Tommy Gilmore 40-40 | judge: James Lynch 41-39 | judge: Ed Klein 39-41
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