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Jimmy Wilde
Global ID9023
sexmale
birthdate 1892-05-15
death date 1969-03-10 (76)
divisionflyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 2½″   /   159cm
reach66″   /   168cm
aliasThe Mighty Atom
country United Kingdom
residenceTylorstown, Wales, United Kingdom
birth placeQuakers Yard, Wales, United Kingdom
birth nameWilliam James Wilde
won 132 (KO 99) + lost 3 (KO 3) + drawn 1 = 141
rounds boxed 1033
Newspaper Decisions won 7 : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 70
Total Bouts 149 KO% 66.44
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1923-06-18Pancho Villa60-3-3
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALKO720
World Flyweight Title
Villa becomes the very first Filipino (Pinoy) Boxing World Champion, and thus a national hero.

1921-01-13Pete Herman48-9-7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLTKO1720x3
referee: Jack Smith
1920-05-24Patsy Wallace3-1-0
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Wilde needed his right glove replaced at the end of round 4, and there was a 45 second delay before the start of round 5. The Star reported that the crowd of 11,000 was the largest ever to see a bout in Canada. At the end of the bout, there was a ceremony to present the winner with his national flag. As the Union Jack was being presented to Wilde, one of Wallace's seconds snatched it out of Referee Marsh's hands and placed it over Wallace's shoulders. "The conduct of little Wallace was in direct contrast to that of his manager and rubber. If they had been left at home in Philadelphia, Wallace would have been welcomed back here at any time for another bout and given great support. Wallace is a gentleman but the less said about the other pair the better...No weights were announced but Wilde weighed about 107 and Wallace 112." - Toronto Star
1920-05-13Battling Al Murray22-6-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
time: 2:13
Both fighters came in below the flyweight limit,so Wilde's world title was technically at risk in this fight. It was a newspaper decision affair.
1920-05-01Bobby Dyson10-3-4
Cuddy's Arena, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USAWKO112
time: 2:20 | referee: Harry Ertle
Dyson down twice in the bout.Both weighed in at under 116lbs in their clothes.(Boston Herald)
1920-04-21Battling Al Murray22-5-1
Sportsman's Club, Camden, New Jersey, USAWTKO88
time: 2:21 | referee: William H. Rocap
Billed World flyweight title
Wilde was knocked down in round 1 by a left hook. Murray down three times in the 8th round before bout was stopped.

1920-04-12Young Zulu Kid17-17-9
Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWNWS1010
referee: Billy Rooks
newspaper win for Wilde Zulu Kid down for an 8 count in the second round.
1920-03-12Frankie Mason57-6-11
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
referee: Ed Smith
Billed World Flyweight title
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee

1920-03-03Patsy Wallace3-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Inquirer called this fight a draw, but the Record and the Public Ledger voted for Wilde.
1920-02-19Mickey Russell7-3-0
4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWTKO78
time: 2:25 | referee: Harry Ertle
The contract called for 116 pounds maximum and neither fighter weighed that much. No offical weights were announced and Wilde weighed in in street clothes.
1920-01-29Mike Ertle7-1-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO310
Boston Globe 30 January 1920
1920-01-08Babe Asher1-1-0
Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Asher was knocked down three times in the bout. Wilde, clad in a sweater, did not move the beam at 116lbs. Newspaper win for Wilde. Source: Racine Journal-News
1919-12-06Jackie Sharkey4-6-3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal. Sharkey was a decisive winner. Manning Vaughan-Sunday Sentinel December 7, 1919
1919-07-17Memphis Pal Moore58-7-13
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: Eugene Corri
This was a great fight, filled to the brim with action. In general, Americans seem to have seen Moore as the winner and the British favored Wilde. According to the British, Moore did not "hit correctly," by which they meant that he tended to use the open glove, and this must have cost him points with the British referee. Wilde was in serious trouble in rounds 16 and 17 but came back with a fast finish.
1919-05-16Alf Mansfield47-48-22
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWTKO1315x3
Western Daily Press - Saturday 17 May 1919
1919-04-21Jimmy Buck2-1-0
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO315x3
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 22 April 1919
1919-03-31Joe Lynch16-1-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 01 April 1919
1918-08-31Joe Conn55-15-5
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London, United KingdomWTKO1220x2
referee: J.T. Hulls
Conn reportedly outweighed Wilde by 20 pounds (The Washington Post.) Wilde put a frightful beating on Conn, who went down a total of 13 times including 3 times in the 11th and 4 times in the 12th before the referee stopped the fight.
Western Times - Monday 02 September 1918

1918-04-29Dick Heasman2-0-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWRTD220x3
time: 0:58
BBBofC British flyweight title
World Flyweight title BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003
Heasman down four times in the bout.

1918-03-28Corporal Jacobs
Theatre Royal, Aldershot, Hampshire, United KingdomWKO415x3
1917-03-22Jimmy Russell
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWTKO315x3
Jimmy Wilde fought Jimmy Russell, a Canadian fighter, and not Frankie Russell as previously displayed. BOXING 03/28/1917
1917-03-12George Clark3-2-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO420x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
EBU (European) flyweight title
BBBofC British flyweight title
World Flyweight Title
South Wales Argus 13th March 1917

1916-12-18Young Zulu Kid15-8-4
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWTKO1120x3
World Flyweight Title
Wilde becomes known as the first Flyweight World Champion.
"In the eleventh round Wilde sent the Kid to the ropes with a strong left to the jaw. Clinging to the ropes, the American fighter took a dozen body blows and then dropped on one knee. As soon as the Kid regained his feet Wilde shot smashing right and left blows to the jaw, flooring the Kid, whose seconds, without waiting for the count, threw in a towel." (Newspaper account.)

1916-11-09Tommy Noble38-11-5
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO1520x3
Boxing November 15, 1916
1916-07-31Johnny Hughes39-34-13
Kensal Rise Athletic Ground, Kensal Rise, London, United KingdomWKO1020x3
BBBofC British flyweight title
EBU (European) flyweight title
IBU World (1913 - 1946) flyweight title
1916-06-26Tancy Lee24-2-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1120x3
BBBofC British flyweight title
EBU (European) flyweight title
IBU World (1913 - 1946) flyweight title
1916-05-29Tommy Harrison32-11-6
Oxford Music Hall, London, United KingdomWRTD820x3
Boxing May 31, 1916
1916-05-13Darkey Saunders3-3-1
Woolwich Dockyard Labour Club, Woolwich, London, United KingdomWTKO36x3
1916-05-13Joe Magnus0-2-0
Woolwich Dockyard Labour Club, Woolwich, London, United KingdomWKO26x3
1916-04-29Benny Thomas0-2-0
Empire Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1916-04-24Johnny Rosner6-3-0
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWRTD1120x3
IBU World (1913 - 1946) flyweight title
First international world flyweight championship bout. Receipts $5.000 Wilde's share $2000, Rosner's $1400.
1916-03-27Sid Smith75-12-7
Pitfield Street Baths, Hoxton, London, United KingdomWKO320x3
Boxing March 29, 1916
1916-03-09Sam Keller23-16-8
West London Stadium, Marylebone, London, United KingdomWRTD820x3
Fought at 115lbs. Wilde well under, Kellar 1 1/2 pounds over but fight went on.
1916-02-14Joe Symonds59-9-6
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWRTD1220x3
BBBofC British flyweight title
IBU World (1913 - 1946) flyweight title
Boxing February 16, 1916
1916-01-27Jimmy Morton
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO215x3
Liverpool Echo - Friday 28 January 1916
1916-01-24Tommy Noble23-3-3
New Cross Baths, New Cross, London, United KingdomWRTD1120x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 25 January 1916
1916-01-08Billy Rowlands0-2-1
Empire, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWTKO715x3
referee: Charles Barnett
1915-12-20Sid Smith74-11-7
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO815x3
Fought at 112lbs. Wilde, with all of his clothes on, was well under the 8-stone (112lb) limit while Sid Smith made weight on his second attempt, scaling 112 1/2 at first.
Boxing December 22, 1915

1915-12-13Danny Elliott0-2-0
Central Baths, Bradford, Yorkshire, United KingdomWKO215x3
1915-12-09Johnny Best4-6-2
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO1415x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 10 December 1915
1915-11-27Tommy Hughes2-5-0
Palace Theatre, Barrow In Furness, Cumbria, United KingdomWRTD815x3
1915-10-20Peter Cullen4-3-1
Antient Concert Rooms, Dublin, IrelandWRTD915
1915-09-23Walter Buchan
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO515x3
1915-08-14George Clark
Pheasant Inn Grounds, Carbrook, Yorkshire, United KingdomWRTD815x3
referee: Tom Gamble
1915-07-24Driver Bethuen
Pheasant Inn Grounds, Carbrook, Yorkshire, United KingdomWRTD510x3
1915-03-25Sid Shields0-1-0
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO220x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 26 March 1915
1915-01-25Tancy Lee17-1-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLTKO1720x3
vacant BBBofC British flyweight title
vacant EBU (European) flyweight title
IBU World (1913 - 1946) flyweight title
Wilde weighed in fully-dressed, Lee 8-10lbs heavier.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 26 January 1915

1914-12-03Sid Smith72-9-5
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO915x3
Wilde defended his claim to British 112lbs title
Boxing December 12, 1914

1914-11-16Joe Symonds43-7-5
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Eliminator British Fkyweight Title
Boxing November 21, 1914

1914-09-28Alf Mansfield40-35-19
West London Stadium, Marylebone, London, United KingdomWRTD1015x3
Boxing October 3, 1914
1914-08-20Young Baker6-10-1
Boulevard Rink, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1914-08-10Young Walters2-4-2
St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWDQ615x3
Source: Newcastle Daily Journal from record researched by Miles Templeton and Richard Ireland
1914-07-23Artie Edwards0-4-0
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1914-07-18Charley Jordan
Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales, United KingdomWRTD1115x3
1914-06-22Charlie Banyard
Market Hall, Aberdare, Wales, United KingdomWTKO915x3
1914-05-11Georges Gloria6-7-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO920x3
1914-04-27Alf Mansfield39-34-19
Olympia Rink, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS2020x2
Boxing May 2, 1914
1914-04-16Albert Bouzonnie7-4-2
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO615x3
Wilde down in the first round but then controlled the bout. BOXING Apr 25, 1914
1914-04-13Jack Madden2-1-1
Portland Skating Rink, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, United KingdomWKO415x3
1914-03-30Eugene Husson1-0-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO620x3
EBU (European) flyweight title
billed World gnatweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 31 March 1914

1914-03-26Bill Kyne13-12-0
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO415x3
1914-02-16George Jaggers
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWRTD515x3
1914-02-12Paddy Carroll7-5-0
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO215x3
1914-02-09Tom Thomas6-0-0
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWTKO710x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 10 February 1914
1914-02-02George Ginger Nutter0-1-0
Drill Hall, Birkenhead, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Wilde defended his claim for World & British 94lbs titles
1914-01-29Billy Padden2-2-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO315x3
Match made at 100lbs.
1914-01-08Young Beynon5-2-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1914-01-03George Ginger Nutter
Marquee, Tonypandy, Wales, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
Billed World & British 94lns titles
1913-12-24Kid Levene2-2-0
Marquee, Tonypandy, Wales, United KingdomWKO820x3
1913-12-16Harry Brooks10-11-3
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWRTD915x3
Billed English 108lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 17 December 1913

1913-12-13Billy Charles
Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales, United KingdomWRTD620x3
1913-12-06Young George Dando3-7-2
Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomWDQ1015x3
billed English & Welsh 108lbs 'paperweight' titles
1913-11-22Dido Gains5-8-4
Drill Hall, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1913-11-21Jack Dyer1-1-0
Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWTKO215x3
1913-11-13Young Baker3-7-1
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWRTD1015x3
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