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Billy Fox
Global ID11796
sexmale
birthdate 1923-04-20
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
aliasBlackjack
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeTulsa, Oklahoma, USA
won 48 (KO 47) + lost 9 (KO 6) + drawn 1 = 58
rounds boxed 248 KO% 81.03
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1950-01-25Joe Blackwood54-13-7
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USALTKO410
referee: Eddie Atlas
1949-06-06Vernon Williams10-2-2
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1949-05-16Earl Griffin2-11-1
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USAWKO410
referee: Joe Denny
This bout was on a card which was dominated by an exhibiton bout between Sugar Ray Robinson and Al Tribuani. "You'll never find a better exhibition bout, Robinson exhibited a darting left jab that stung the former GI several times. Tribuani moved around well in his first public ring appearance in five years and shook Robinson with a long left to the jaw." Al Cartwright / Paid attendance 4,411 / Jersey Joe Wallcot attended.
1949-03-10Dick Wagner26-10-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO610
time: 2:14 | referee: Jackie David
Wagner was knocked down twice in the 4th round. Fox was knocked down three times in the 6th round.
1949-02-22Dick Wagner25-10-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO910
time: 0:48 | referee: Don Gonzalez
1948-11-23Ted Lowry60-39-9
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Luke Carr 5-4 | 4-6 | 4-6
Lowry down in seventh.
1948-10-26Ted Lowry60-39-8
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Fred Stanton 5-4 | judge: Eddie Schellerman 5-5 | judge: Anse Carroll 4-6
Fox down in 5th, Lowry down in 7th.
1948-09-14Agostinho Guedes29-11-3
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USALTKO610
1948-08-23Johnny Colan61-17-1
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
referee: Charley Reynolds
1948-08-02Mike Jacobs12-4-3
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
referee: Bill Lieberman
1948-07-19Billy Grant51-57-8
Century Stadium, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO910
time: 2:54
1948-07-09Cliff Koerkle6-14-0
Newburgh, New York, USAWKO310
1948-06-29Willis Applegate10-9-2
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1948-03-05Gus Lesnevich58-11-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO115
time: 1:58 | referee: Frank Fullam
World Light Heavyweight Title
Fox was knocked down twice.

1947-11-14Jake LaMotta64-11-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO410
referee: Frank Fullam
LaMotta would later admit to having thrown this fight in order to get a shot at the middleweight title
1947-09-02Agostinho Guedes26-8-3
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
1947-08-08George Kochan40-15-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO410
time: 1:09 | referee: Frank Fullam
1947-07-22Billy Cooper37-29-6
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 2:02
1947-06-27Artie Levine47-11-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 1:32 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
Fox was almost knocked out in the second round, but came back to knock Levine down once in the third before Referee Goldstein stopped the bout.
1947-05-28Tony Gillo33-55-11
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO610
1947-04-11George Kochan38-13-10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
Fox was knocked down in the 1st, Kochan was knocked down twice in the 7th.
1947-02-28Gus Lesnevich54-11-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1015
time: 2:19 | referee: Johnny Burns
World Light Heavyweight Title
Fox was knocked down for a count of eight in the 10th. After he got up groggy, Fox took Lesnevich down in a clinch. Referee Burns then waved off the bout. New York Times

1946-12-23Reedy Evans22-12-0
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
According to Fox's own count, he had 36 fights before meeting Gus Lesnevich for the light-heavyweight title in their first fight. This would have been the last of the 36.
1946-12-09Shelton Bell14-6-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO510
time: 1:51
According to the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin (Jack Kincaid), this was a 5-round knockout, not 4 rounds as previously given.
1946-09-17Johnny Walker27-12-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 2:58
Reported as Fox's 41st consecutive knockout in as many professional fights. Tacoma News Tribune
1946-08-26Joe Reddick40-26-3
Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
time: 1:51
1946-05-20Ossie Harris35-33-6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1010
time: 0:57
Harris and his manager Harry Pittler would later admit to having thrown this fight due to the mob "having a gun in our ribs".
1946-04-01Ossie Harris35-32-6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1010
time: 2:15
Reported as Fox's 38th straight KO win. Harris and his manager Harry Pittler would later admit to having thrown this fight due to the mob "having a gun in our ribs".
1946-02-11Nate Bolden60-30-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
time: 0:49
1945-12-17George Kochan35-8-10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO610
time: 0:47
1945-11-30Leon Szymurski15-5-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO28
1945-11-02James Polk11-25-3
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO26
time: 1:31
1945-10-18Eddie Rossi25-15-2
Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1945-10-08Jimmy Davenport0-2-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO110
1944-12-08Freddie Flores16-20-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO16
time: 2:49
1944-10-30Tony Grey15-25-10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
1944-10-23Harold Gary7-33-2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO36
time: 1:59
1944-10-13Bill McDowell137-79-25
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO38
1944-10-02Johnny Finazzo23-22-7
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
1944-09-11Bobby Clark0-2-0
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
time: 2:06
1944-09-06Rocky Luciano23-27-6
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
1944-07-12Baby Kid Chocolate26-47-10
Batesville, New Jersey, USAWKO48
1944-05-26Speedy Duvall22-23-0
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO78
1944-05-12Verne Atkins6-23-1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO18
1944-05-10Andy Holland31-15-2
Madrid Palestra, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1944-05-04Larry Kellum30-35-10
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO48
1944-04-14Ray Scully8-12-3
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO38
1944-04-06Teddy Horton8-6-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1944-03-24Willie Clayton3-1-1
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO48
This was said to be Fox's 14th consecutive knockout (Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Jack Kincaid).
1944-03-03Bill Horn
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
1944-02-18Patsy Mandell
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
1944-01-28Nelson Canty3-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO38
1944-01-21Johnny Finney1-2-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1944-01-07Frankie Mack0-2-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
1943-12-17Wesley Hayes
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO26
1943-12-03Tommy Ferraro
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
Source: Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1943-11-25Billy Williams0-4-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
This appears to have been Fox's second professional fight. Several fictitious fights have appeared in his earlier record and have been eliminated from this record. For comments and reference, see the Wiki biography.
1943-10-29Billy Williams0-3-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
This is stated in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin to have been Fox's professional debut.

 
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