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Bombardier Billy Wells
Global ID32180
sexmale
birthdate 1889-08-31
death date 1967-06-12 (77)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach79″   /   201cm
country United Kingdom
residenceEaling, London, United Kingdom
birth placeMile End, London, United Kingdom
birth nameWilliam Thomas Wells
won 41 (KO 34) + lost 11 (KO 11) + drawn 0 = 52
rounds boxed 324 KO% 65.38
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1925-04-30Jack Stanley18-12-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO315x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 01 May 1925 P 12
1925-01-30Soldier Jones19-24-0
The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWDQ615x3
Western Daily Press - Saturday 31 January 1925
1924-12-15Gunner Mick Bennett5-1-0
Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWRTD920x3
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 16 December 1924
1924-11-24Guardsman Charlie Penwill51-33-2
Pitfield Street Baths, Hoxton, London, United KingdomWKO215x3
referee: Joe Palmer
Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 25 November 1924
1922-10-12Jack Bloomfield21-3-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO615x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 13 October 1922 P 14
1922-05-27Frank Goddard15-6-0
Crystal Palace, London, United KingdomLKO620x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 29 May 1922 P 14
1922-04-24Albert Kid Lloyd30-13-6
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1020x3
referee: Eugene Corri
Wells's first bout after an 18-month absence from the ring. Lloyd's seconds threw in the towel after the Australian had taken a count of eight in the seventh round, and was twice down for counts of seven and eight in the 10th (the second time he was knocked through the ropes).
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 25 April 1922 P 14

1920-09-07Paul Journee7-4-0
Deauville, Calvados, FranceWTKO615
Not Beauville as before, but Deauville. Last of four shows in four days at Deauville.
L'Echo de Paris has tko 16,indicating a 20- rounds fight.

1920-05-10Joe Beckett13-7-0
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO320x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 11 May 1920
1920-04-08Eddie McGoorty62-14-9
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWKO1620x3
Western Times - Friday 09 April 1920
1920-03-17Paul Journee5-2-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO1320x2
1920-01-27Harry Reeve56-18-8
Canterbury Music Hall, Lambeth, London, United KingdomWKO420x3
Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 27 January 1920
1919-11-20Arthur Townley9-2-0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWRTD920x3
Western Daily Press - Friday 19 September 1919
1919-10-17Jack Curphey5-3-0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWKO220x3
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 18 October 1919
1919-02-27Joe Beckett9-6-0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomLKO520x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Beckett not recognised by National Sporting Club, so British title declared vacant
Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 28 February 1919

1918-12-12Joe Beckett8-5-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS33x3
Finals ISBA Kings Trophy Heavyweight Competition
Boxing News March 11,1966

1918-12-11Seaman Powell1-1-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS33x3
1st series ISBA Kings Trophy Heavyweight Competition
Boxing News March 11,1966

1918-12-11Eddie McGoorty58-9-9
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS33x3
Semi-final ISBA Kings Trophy Heavyweight Compeition
Boxing News March 11,1966

1916-12-18Dan Voyles2-1-0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWKO220x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1916-08-26Dick Smith2-4-0
St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO920x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1916-03-31'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran39-25-2
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWKO520x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1916-02-21Dick Smith1-2-0
Golder's Green Hippodrome, Golder's Green, London, United KingdomWKO320x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 22 February 1916
1915-12-27Bandsman Dick Rice19-5-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO120x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 28 December 1915
1915-05-31Dick Smith1-1-0
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO920x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Smith had Wells down for more than 10 seconds, but referee Tom Dunning, working from outside the ropes, failed to start counting until he entered the ring
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 01 June 1915

1915-03-29Frank Moran21-7-2
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLKO1020x3
Wells was floored once in round ten before taking the full count.
North Devon Journal - Thursday 01 April 1915

1915-02-24Bandsman Dick Rice19-4-1
Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWKO620x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Thursday 25 February 1915
1915-02-12Dan McGoldrick10-5-3
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth, Devon, United KingdomWRTD77x3
Corner threw in the towel. Info - Miles Templeton.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 13 February 1915

1914-06-30Colin Bell34-9-2
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO220x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
It was later determined that Bell should not have fought Wells, as he was very sick. Bell soon was in surgery for over two hours for blood clots. Oct. 2
Western Times - Wednesday 01 July 1914

1914-04-30Bandsman Dick Rice16-3-1
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1914-04-02Albert Lurie5-4-0
Canterbury Music Hall, Lambeth, London, United KingdomWKO720x3
Western Times - Friday 03 April 1914
1914-03-03Bandsman Jack Blake5-0-0
London Palladium, West End, London, United KingdomWKO420x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Western Times - Wednesday 04 March 1914
1914-01-24Gaston Pigot4-7-0
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO120x3
1914-01-14Gus Gunner Rawles6-3-3
Theatre Royal, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWTKO1020x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1913-12-08Georges Carpentier67-10-5
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLKO120x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
EBU (European) heavyweight title
Western Times - Tuesday 09 December 1913
1913-09-10Gunner Moir14-10-0
Canterbury Music Hall, Lambeth, London, United KingdomWKO520x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Western Gazette - Friday 12 September 1913
1913-08-04Pat O'Keefe11-16-2
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO1520x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1913-06-30Packy Mahoney5-0-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO1320x3
National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British heavyweight title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 28 October 1913
1913-06-01Georges Carpentier61-10-5
Feestpaleis, Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, BelgiumLKO420
EBU (European) heavyweight title
Western Times - Monday 02 June 1913
1913-03-14Gunboat Smith32-6-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO210
1912-12-06George Rodel15-4-1
The King's Hall, London Road, Walworth, London, United KingdomWKO220x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1912-07-18Tom Kennedy2-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO810
1912-06-28Al Palzer7-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO310
referee: Billy Joh
Off-the-canvas win for Palzer
1911-12-18Fred Storbeck1-0-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO1120x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1911-04-24Iron Hague17-5-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO620x3
National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British heavyweight title
1911-03-08Porky Dan Flynn18-4-4
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
This was not a British Empire title fight, as was previously shown here, and was not billed as such (see Boxing, March 11, 1911, page 479.) Flynn was born in the United States.
1911-01-11Gunner Moir13-7-0
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO320x3
Moir down thrice in r1,Wells down thrice in r2 and once in r3
Newcastle Journal - Thursday 12 January 1911

1910-11-16Seaman Fred Parsons
Kings Hall, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO120x3
time: 2:14
1910-10-19Private Voyles
Kings Hall, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO1020x3
1910-09-15Sergeant Sunshine2-4-0
Kings Hall, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO520x3
1910-07-23Corporal Brown0-1-0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomWKO36x3
1910-06-22Gunner McMurray
Shoeburyness, Essex, United KingdomWTKO16x3
1910-06-08Gunner Joe Mills1-4-0
Wells Club, London, United KingdomWPTS66x3

 
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