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Billy Backus
Global ID12558
sexmale
birthdate 1943-03-05
divisionwelterweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
reach69″   /   175cm
country USA
residenceCanastota, New York, USA
birth placeCanastota, New York, USA
birth nameHoward William Backus
won 49 (KO 23) + lost 20 (KO 5) + drawn 5 = 74
rounds boxed 607 KO% 31.08
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1978-05-20Pipino Cuevas21-6-0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USALTKO215
referee: Carlos Berrocal
WBA World welterweight title
Backus down in the 1st. After the 1st round, Referee Berrocal stops the fight on advice of the ringside doctor due to cuts above and below Backus's right eye.
1977-11-19Everaldo Costa Azevedo71-15-25
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1212
referee: Jimmy Devlin 5-7 | 7-4 | 6-6
1977-08-25Joe Grier11-6-6
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Devlin
1977-06-03Rafael Rodriguez20-6-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Jimmy Devlin 7-5 | judge: John Antonacci 9-2 | judge: Joe Palmer 7-4
Rodriguez down in 6th round.
1977-04-08Roy Barrientos15-13-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Harold Valan
1977-01-27Justice Ortiz10-12-4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Santarpia
1976-11-20Tony Lopes19-5-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, USAWTKO910
referee: Jack Milicich
1976-09-11Pablo Rodriguez12-18-2
Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, USAWUD1010
8-1 | 8-1 | 7-2
1976-05-28Jose Papo Melendez2-6-0
Colonie Coliseum, Albany, New York, USAWUD1010
6-4 | 5-4 | 5-4
1976-04-03Angel Robinson Garcia133-74-19
War Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, USAWUD1010
1976-01-24Pablo Rodriguez11-15-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Milicich
Rodriguez was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1975-08-23Marc Gervais16-10-4
Binghamton, New York, USAWKO1010
time: 1:32
1975-04-11Rocky Mattioli33-3-1
Festival Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLKO510
referee: Terry Reilly
1974-06-20Eckhard Dagge12-0-0
Berlin, GermanyLTKO310
referee: Kurt Halbach
Injured eye stoppage
1974-04-30Jacques Kechichian27-5-2
Paris, Paris, FranceWRTD510
Backus was knocked down in the 2nd, Kechichian was knocked down 4 times. Kechichian failed to answer the bell for the 6th round.
1974-03-18Roger Menetrey51-5-1
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS1212
1974-01-21Roger Zami43-5-2
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO910
Zami down four times.
1973-12-06Zovek Barajas16-2-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO310
time: 0:52 | referee: Chuck Hassett
Stopped on cuts.
1973-10-12Al Romano57-18-1
Three Rivers Inn, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO310
time: 1:01
1973-08-04Miguel Barreto26-7-4
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USALMD1212
referee: Arthur Mercante 4-7 | judge: Al Reid 2-9 | judge: Frank Digesu 6-6
1973-02-13Jack Tillman39-4-1
Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USALUD1212
53-56 | 52-54 | 53-54
WBA North American Welterweight Title
Tillman down twice in the first round. Backus's glove hit the canvas and he took a standing eight count in the eighth round.

1972-12-08Hedgemon Lewis44-4-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Tony Phillips 4-10 | judge: Joe Palmer 4-10 | judge: Joe Abraham 2-12
NYSAC World welterweight title
1972-09-23Dorman Crawford10-16-4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO810
1972-06-16Hedgemon Lewis41-4-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-9 | judge: Harold Lederman 6-8 | judge: Joe Palmer 6-7
vacant NYSAC World welterweight title
Backus was knocked down in the 2nd round.
1972-04-14Danny McAloon22-5-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Tony Phillips 11-1 | judge: Joe Palmer 10-1 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 10-2
McAloon was knocked down once in the 3rd and 4th round.
1972-02-12Irish Pat Murphy27-3-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
1971-12-10Jose Gabino32-52-5
War Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, USAWUD1010
Gabino down in the 10th.
1971-06-04Jose Napoles66-5-0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USALTKO815
time: 1:53 | referee: Dick Young 1-6 | judge: Larry Rozadilla 2-4 | judge: Lee Grossman 1-5
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
Backus was knocked down twice in the 8th round. After the 2nd knockdown, the referee took Backus to the ring doctor, who stopped the fight on a cut in the corner of Backus' left eye.
1971-03-15Robert Gallois42-4-1
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWMD1010
Backus down in the 5th. Gallois down in the 7th, 8th, and 10th rounds.
1971-01-23Bobby Williams15-19-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Tony Phillips
1970-12-03Jose Napoles65-4-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO415
time: 0:55 | referee: Jack Milicich 0-2 | judge: Joe Palmer 0-2 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 1-2
WBC World welterweight title
WBA World welterweight title
A bad cut over Napoles left eye forced the stoppage. Napoles was also cut over the right eye.
1970-10-03Denny Stiletto15-6-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO810
1970-07-22Manuel Gonzalez56-17-6
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
1970-06-15Frank Steele6-10-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony Phillips
1970-03-24Manuel Burgo19-6-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
1970-01-30Ricky Ortiz23-17-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO812
referee: Jack Milicich 6-2 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 5-1 | judge: Joe Palmer 5-3
USA New York State welterweight title
Ortiz suffered a injured right hand, and was unable to continue after the 8th round.
1969-10-31Ricky Ortiz23-17-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Tony Phillips 5-4 | judge: Joe Palmer 4-4 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 4-4
1969-09-19Jerry Pellegrini27-8-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Milicich 7-2 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 6-3 | judge: Joe Palmer 6-4
1969-07-21Jerry Pellegrini26-8-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Herman Dutreix 2-7 | judge: Lucien Joubert 1-8 | judge: Pete Giarusso 1-9
1969-06-16Percy Pugh37-16-0
Rivergate Exhibition Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1515
referee: Pete Giarusso 4-8 | judge: Lucien Joubert 4-9 | judge: Herman Dutreix 3-11
United States welterweight title
1969-04-25Percy Pugh37-15-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Tony Phillips
1969-03-17C.L. Lewis15-11-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 2:42 | referee: Jack Milicich
Not a TKO9 as previously listed. Sources: Syracuse Journal, Post Standard
1969-01-24Percy Pugh36-14-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWSD1212
referee: Jack Milicich 7-5 | judge: Joe Antonacci 5-4 | judge: Joe Palmer 5-6
1968-12-14Freddie Cobb5-2-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO510
time: 2:50
1968-11-12Vince Shomo12-9-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO810
referee: Jack Milicich
1968-10-07Johnny Brooks39-23-5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1010
referee: Pete Giarusso
1968-09-14Curtis Phillips5-12-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
1968-07-29Jerry Pellegrini20-6-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWSD1010
referee: Pete Giarusso 4-3 | judge: Herman Dutreix 3-5 | judge: Lucien Joubert 6-4
1968-06-03Percy Pugh32-12-0
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1010
referee: Herman Dutreix 4-5 | judge: Freddie Adams 2-7 | judge: Lucien Joubert 1-7
1968-05-19Dick French41-18-3
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO610
French floored 3 times.
1968-04-06Danny Andrews8-17-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Milicich 8-1 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 8-1 | judge: John Antonacci 8-2
1968-02-10Juan Ramos14-16-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Milicich 6-2 | judge: Tony DeSalvo 6-2 | judge: John Antonacci 5-3
1967-11-30Gene Herrick37-12-3
Portland, Maine, USAWTKO610
time: 0:29 | referee: Pete Bennett
1967-11-24Curtis Phillips4-8-1
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO610
time: 1:57
1967-10-23Ernie Robbins1-0-0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWKO36
1967-10-16Tod Purtell1-3-0
Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWKO1
1965-03-05Rudy Richardson9-12-0
War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USALPTS88
1964-10-30Bud Anderson8-1-3
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALPTS1010
1964-07-17Genaro Soto11-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS66
1964-05-19Colin Fraser8-1-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, USAWUD1010
1964-04-18Lew Anderson5-7-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO58
time: 0:57
Anderson was knocked down once in the 4th round.
1964-02-29Dave Hilton17-3-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO78
time: 2:35
1964-02-01Colin Fraser7-0-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO58
1963-12-19Billy Anderson10-6-1
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USALUD88
1963-08-02Fernand Chretien17-2-2
New Castle (Shaw Town), Delaware, USALUD1010
referee: Art Tarzan McGivern 47-48 | judge: Paddy Grimes 42-50 | judge: Mike Fazzone 42-48
1963-02-28Dick French18-2-0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USALUD88
1963-01-23Marcel Bizien17-10-1
Plaza Ballroom, Paterson, New Jersey, USADPTS88
referee: Mickey Greb
1962-12-22Mike Cortez2-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS44
1962-11-24Luis Aponte Ortiz3-0-0
Gladiators' Arena, Totowa, New Jersey, USALPTS44
1962-06-22Barney Barnez0-3-0
Totowa, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
1962-06-06Steve Gellis
Saint-Jerome, Quebec, CanadaWPTS66
1962-04-27Sugar Lawson
Gladiators' Arena, Totowa, New Jersey, USADPTS44
1962-03-09Randy Sanders
Totowa, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
1961-09-16Ike Anthony0-1-0
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO24

 
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