Torpedo Billy Murphy
Global ID10704
birthdate 1863-11-03
death date 1939-07-26 (75)
height5′ 6½″   /   169cm
reach69½″   /   177cm
aliasAustralian Billy Murphy
country New Zealand
residenceAuckland, New Zealand
birth placeAuckland, New Zealand
birth nameThomas William Murphy
won 92 (KO 78) + lost 51 (KO 30) + drawn 22 = 210
rounds boxed 1322
Newspaper Decisions won 8 : lost 1 : drawn 5
rounds boxed 60
Total Bouts 224 KO% 34.82

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1911-05-08Jim Young0-1-0
His Majestys Theatre, Auckland, New ZealandNCND33
Auckland Weekly News
1909-08-24Jimmy Ross4-5-1
His Majestys Theatre, Auckland, New ZealandDPTS44
Auckland Evening Star
1907-10-29Jim Fairlie Morris
Show Grounds, Palmerston North, New ZealandLKO315
The New Zealand Referee-Bout held in October
1907-08-08Tom Toohey0-1-0
Theatre Royal, New Plymouth, New ZealandWKO115
referee: Len Andrews
vacant New Zealand Boxing Association featherweight title
Taranaki Herald
1907-08-08? Lovegrove
Theatre Royal, New Plymouth, New ZealandNCND2
referee: Len Andrews
Taranaki Herald
1907-06-03Jack Griffin
Showgrounds, Hastings, New ZealandWPTS88
The Daily Telegraph
1906-04-28Jimmy Ross3-4-0
Mansfield's Rooms, Auckland, New ZealandDPTS44
The New Zealand Herald
1905-12-20Tim Tracey1-1-0
Town Hall, Stratford, New ZealandLKO515
referee: W. Good
The Taranaki Herald
1905-07-21Jack Clarke3-1-0
Theatre Royal, Wellington, New ZealandLTKO56
referee: F. Greville
The Evening Post-(Fight billed as an exhibition)
1905-04-14Walter Doman
Masonic Hall, Stratford, New ZealandWKO16
The New Zealand Referee
1905-03-06? Launcy
Town Hall, Inglewood, New ZealandNCND44
The New Zealand Referee
1905-03-06Tom Toohey
Town Hall, Inglewood, New ZealandNCND44
The New Zealand Referee
1905-02-09Charlie Cameron
Town Hall, Midhirst, New ZealandNCND66
The New Zealand Referee
1905-02-09Tommy Kee
Town Hall, Midhirst, New ZealandNCND66
The New Zealand Referee
1905-01-11Local Amateur
Theatre Royal, New Plymouth, New ZealandNCND66
The New Zealand Referee
1904-10-21Teddy Green6-1-2
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND33
(Murphy's Benefit)
1904-09-13Peter Toohey8-4-2
NSC, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO220
referee: Harry Beckett
1904-08-02Tim Hegarty46-6-10
NSC, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO320
1903-12-29Jack Evans3-2-1
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USADPTS66
1903-10-08Teddy Peppers1-0-1
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWDQ210
1902-10-01Pat Hogan0-2-0
(Date uncertain)
1902-09-07Dave Donovan0-1-0
Sioux City A.C., Sioux City, Iowa, USAWKO210
1902-08-03Johnny Van Heest59-14-30
Sioux City A.C., Sioux City, Iowa, USAWKO410
1902-04-03Clarence English
Carroll, Iowa, USALKO310
1902-01-12Bert Cassell
O'Neill, Nebraska, USAWKO410
1900-09-13Haich Smith
Washington Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USALKO115
As H Smith (Nebraska State Journal).
1899-11-14Larry Gleason2-0-0
Grand Opera House, Sioux City, Iowa, USALRTD615
referee: Tommy White
Murphy broke his arm and had to retire. As Larry Gleeson.
1899-10-20Sig Hart5-4-5
Sioux City A.C., Sioux City, Iowa, USADPTS2020
1899-09-14Sig Hart3-4-4
Sioux City A.C., Sioux City, Iowa, USALPTS1515
1899-08-11Patsy Magner1-0-1
Sioux City A.C., Sioux City, Iowa, USANCNC215
Magner started to use foul tactics and Murphy soon joined in. The police intervened and arrested everyone connected with the bout. Los Angeles Times
1899-05-19Harry Harris21-1-1
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO46
referee: Malachy Hogan
1899-04-29Harry Forbes30-3-7
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USALKO4
1899-04-11Frank Stackhouse0-1-0
Detroit, Michigan, USADPTS88
1899-04-01Kid Moore1-0-0
Mansfield, Ohio, USALPTS1515
(Date uncertain)
1899-03-07Johnny Van Heest56-10-26
Dayton, Ohio, USALTKO610
referee: Doc Payne
Murphy's science was of no avail against his opponent's hitting powers. The final round was settled in a minute and a half by right and left swings. Murphy went down for the count of nine but got up so groggy the referee stopped the bout. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-02-15Walter Burbeck
Springfield A.C., Springfield, Ohio, USAWKO2
1899-01-16Casper Leon34-4-14
Peerless A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1898-11-26Eddie Santry17-3-4
Commercial A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USALKO420
1898-04-28Jimmy Reeder12-2-3
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALKO4
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Reeder had a 23 lb weight advantage.
1898-04-12Yock Henniger7-9-9
Metropolitan Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALDQ4
referee: John Kyne
1898-03-09Bill Baxter24-18-0
Excelisor Baths, Bethnal Green, London, United KingdomNCND44x3
1898-02-28Will Curley3-0-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLKO1220x3
Billed World 118lbs title
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1898-01-17Young Charlie White0-1-0
Paddington Baths, Paddington, London, United KingdomNCND33x3
1897-11-02Bill Wood2-1-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomNCND33x3
1897-09-13Ellwood McCloskey6-8-5
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND66
1897-07-19Billy Rotchford7-0-1
Albany, New York, USADPTS320
The police intervened.
1897-04-10Oscar Gardner29-3-5
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS2020
1897-03-13Austin Rice4-2-2
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2020
1897-02-15Bill Barbeck
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO2
1897-02-08Danny McMahon2-2-1
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1897-02-06Dave Wall3-1-2
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1897-01-30Jack Delaney4-2-4
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USALKO515
1897-01-22George Dixon42-3-22
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO620
time: 2:43 | referee: Dick Roche
Billed World 120 lbs Featherweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1896-10-08Johnny Lavack10-1-5
Lexington Opera House, Lexington, Kentucky, USADPTS2020
referee: James A. Doyle
(Lexington Herald)
1896-04-29Jim Conners0-1-0
Jackson, Mississippi, USAWKO4
1896-03-17Paddy Smith4-1-1
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO7
1896-02-11Jimmy Devers0-1-0
Jackson, Mississippi, USAWPTS1010
1896-01-21Mike Crotty0-3-0
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO1
1896-01-21Harry Dally1-3-5
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USANCND44
1896-01-21Joe Fink
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USANCND55
1895-12-23Solly Smith17-5-7
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALTKO1420
referee: Professor John Duffy
The Sportsman-Police intervened.
1895-11-13Jack Dougherty0-2-1
Opera House, Lexington, Kentucky, USAWPTS1010
1895-08-22Billy Sheldon0-1-0
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO3
1895-08-06Billy Sheldon
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO5
referee: Louis Aherns
1895-07-11Tommy White10-3-6
Grand Opera House, Columbus, Ohio, USADPTS2020
1895-05-30Jack Dougherty0-1-1
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO610
1895-05-06Jack Dougherty0-1-0
Fair Play AC, Cincinnati, Ohio, USADPTS1010
Agreement called for draw if both on feet at end; Dougherty down in 4th
1895-02-26Tommy Hogan1-0-0
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1895-02-06Kid McGraw
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO4
1895-01-03Frank McCloskey
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO9
Reported as Frank MaClowski(Pittsburgh)and Frank Machiewski.
1894-12-08Kentucky Rosebud18-3-10
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND44
1894-11-19Jerry Barnett7-2-2
Atlantic A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1010
1894-11-12Anthony Lefevre
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO2
1894-11-05Jack McCabe
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO2
1894-05-07Young Griffo48-2-19
Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS88
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