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Ad Wolgast
Global ID42487
sexmale
birthdate 1888-02-08
death date 1955-04-14 (67)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
reach65½″   /   166cm
aliasMichigan Wildcat
country USA
residenceCadillac, Michigan, USA
birth placeCadillac, Michigan, USA
birth nameAdolphus Wolgast
won 59 (KO 40) + lost 13 (KO 3) + drawn 17 = 91
rounds boxed 707
Newspaper Decisions won 21 : lost 22 : drawn 6
rounds boxed 429
Total Bouts 140 KO% 28.57
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1920-09-06Lee Morrissey21-16-29
Savoy Arena, San Bernardino, California, USADPTS44
Wolgast retires after bout.
1919-12-23Billy Alvarez21-16-30
Bakersfield Stadium, Bakersfield, California, USALUD44
1919-10-10Walter Kane0-1-0
Yuma, Arizona, USAWKO810
1919-09-11Lee Morrissey18-14-23
Yuma, Arizona, USADPTS1010
1919-09-01Earl France39-14-13
Maricopa Athletic Club, Phoenix, Arizona, USALPTS1010
1919-08-01Frank Beaver
Yuma, Arizona, USADPTS66
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 2, p. 17. Sometimes attributed to "Fighting Deaver."
1916-11-30Frankie Russell25-10-6
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADPTS2020
referee: Billy Haack
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). Not a win for Wolgast, as previously shown here, although it was said that Ad deserved the decision.
1916-10-06Chet Neff26-7-41
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Adolph Schacht
1916-09-29Battling Nick11-10-13
Gritton's Arena, San Diego, California, USALPTS44
referee: Billy McMahon
1916-09-04Lee Morrissey3-3-10
Idaho Falls, Idaho, USADPTS2020
Wolgast was knocked down twice in the third, and in the 14th.
1916-08-25Frankie Callahan20-2-2
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Callhan won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post)
1916-07-04Freddie Welsh64-3-6
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USALDQ1115
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule

1916-06-20Stewart Donnelly6-6-3
Richmond, Indiana, USANCNC3
Donnelly was unable to continue following a low blow. Even though the referee did not give a decision, Donnelly claimed the fight on a foul.
1916-06-13Frankie Russell23-10-5
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALDQ412
1916-06-02Frankie Murphy2-3-4
Denver, Colorado, USAWTKO515
1916-05-17Pat Gilbert13-0-15
Auditorium, Salt Lake City, Utah, USAWKO620
referee: Tom Painter
1916-05-03Willie Gradwell2-2-0
Windsor A.C., Windsor, Ontario, CanadaWTKO610
referee: Billy Rooks
The referee stopped the bout. Gradwell claimed repeatedly that Wolgast was hitting low.
1916-04-28Joe Flynn3-0-0
National A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1515
1916-03-31Ever Hammer16-2-4
Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
referee: Harry Stout
Newspaper decision from the Racine Journal News and Racine Times Call. Hammer got the better of it. It was a bloody, hard fought battle, "the meeting of the two greatest action-lads of the class"(Journal-News). Heavyweight Champion Jess Willard and former Lightweight Champion Battling Nelson were at ringside.
1916-03-06Freddie Welsh62-3-6
Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-02-07Oakland Frankie Burns23-7-9
Kansas City, Missouri, USADNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1915-12-17Leach Cross30-7-3
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALTKO610
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
With both eyes closed and blood streaming from an old wound, Wolgast staggered to his corner at the end of the sixth round. Cross watched the effects of his gruelling punishment from the opposite corner, smiling grimly as the referee halted the bout.
1915-12-14Frank Whitney20-9-7
Lyric Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, USALTKO510
referee: Fuzzy Woodruff
1915-11-29Jimmy Murphy1-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Murphy won the newspaper decision from Wolgast according to the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1915-11-17Jimmy Murphy2-5-2
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-11-09Packy Hommey17-3-0
USANCND1010
Date and location unknown. Not held in Toledo on 1915-11-9 as previously listed here.
1915-11-08Eddie McAndrews
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Wolgast "had little difficulty in defeating Eddie McAndrews" (Washington Post)Both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger had Wolgast winning the newspaper decision.
1915-10-28Hal Stewart20-2-2
Majestic Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Fort Wayne News
1915-10-11Gene Delmont9-12-6
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1915-09-27Bobby Waugh33-6-5
Shreveport, Louisiana, USALDQ615
1915-08-30Packy Hommey17-3-0
Clermont Rink, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Eddie Forbes
Newspaper decision for Wolgast from NY Press, NY Evening World, NY Tribune, Brooklyn Daily Eagle. A draw from NY Sun. Newspaper decision for Hommey from Chicago Tribune (5-3-2 by rounds).
1915-08-06Joe Welling8-3-3
Duluth, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Welling won the newspaper decision. (Trenton Evening Times)
1915-08-02Dauber Jaeger5-0-0
Armory B, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USAWTKO710
referee: Harry Stout
Rest of the card consisted of an exhibition of 3 rounds between Frank Farmer and Teddy Hayes, and one of 4 rounds between Bud Gorman and Jack Carney
1915-07-31Steve Ketchel22-4-17
Forest Park, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: Harry Forbes
Forbes rendered the decision (Racine Journal-News).
1915-07-23Rocky Kansas22-1-1
Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times
1915-06-09Young White4-0-0
Armory G, Appleton, Wisconsin, USAWKO710
1915-06-02Leach Cross28-7-3
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Roche
Cross was far too clever for the ex-champion, while he kept dancing away from Wolgast's left hand, he drove home swings and jabs that rocked his head like a ship in a tempest. New York Times
However, according to Jack Kincaid, Cross was floored for a nine-count in round six by a left hook.

1915-05-18Richie Mitchell5-0-1
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-02-08Cy Smith10-3-0
Olympic Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Ohio State Journal (Columbus). Wolgast entered the ring with a damaged right hand.
1914-11-02Freddie Welsh60-3-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO810
Wolgast broke a small bone in his right arm and could not continue after the eighth
1914-10-27Tommy Gary4-7-3
Streator, Illinois, USALNWS1010
Gary won the newspaper decision. (Indianapolis Star)
1914-10-23Billy Wagner15-4-12
Armory, Flint, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
referee: Sam Griffin
Flint Journal.
1914-09-18Joe Mandot38-8-5
Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-05-01Billy Wagner15-4-12
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Wolgast won the "newspaper decision." (Detroit Free Press)
1914-04-23Johnny Tillman14-0-2
Hudson, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-03-12Willie Ritchie20-6-11
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
referee: Harry Stout
World Lightweight Title (USA Version), 135 lbs
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Wolgast down in seventh

1914-02-23Jack Lepper2-5-2
Ionia, Michigan, USAWTKO410
1914-02-16Tommy Gary4-7-3
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Wolgast won the newspaper decision. (Stevens Point Daily Journal)
1914-01-29Rudy Unholz48-41-25
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USAWTKO210
time: 1:35
1914-01-23Mexican Joe Rivers17-4-2
Dreamland Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1914-01-01Jack Redmond44-16-7
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO510
referee: Harry Stout
1913-12-19Charley White38-5-2
Dreamland Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-10-13Battling Nelson54-17-22
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-09-01Joe Azevedo11-3-5
Wheelmen Club, Oakland, California, USALPTS1010
1913-04-19Harlem Tommy Murphy32-6-9
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Jim Griffin
1913-02-22Harlem Tommy Murphy32-6-8
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USADPTS2020
referee: Jim Griffin
1912-11-28Willie Ritchie18-6-11
Coffroth's Mission Street Arena, Daly City, California, USALDQ1620
referee: Jim Griffin
Lightweight World Title (USA Version), 133 lbs
1912-11-04Joe Mandot37-5-5
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADNWS1010
referee: Edward W. Smith
World Lightweight Title (USA Version)
Although a no-decision bout Wolgast's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule. New Orleans Daily Picayune (Luckett Davis) and referee Smith thought it was a good draw. The New Orleans Item scored it for Mandot.

1912-10-25Freddie Daniels2-0-2
Quincy, Illinois, USADNWS66
(Chicago Tribune 12/29/1912)
1912-10-16Teddy Maloney12-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record had the newspaper decision as a draw.
1912-07-04Mexican Joe Rivers14-1-2
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWKO1320
referee: Jack Welsh
Lightweight World Title (USA Version)
1912-05-31Young Jack O'Brien6-0-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Wolgast from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-05-17Freddie Daniels2-0-1
Saint Joseph, Missouri, USAWNWS44x2
(Chicago Tribune 12/29/1912)
1912-05-11Willie Ritchie18-6-11
Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California, USALNWS44
referee: Jack Welsh
Referee Welsh was not allowed to render a decision. SF Call declared Ritchie the clear winner.
1911-07-04Owen Moran49-7-5
Eighth Street Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWKO1320
time: 0:33 | referee: Jack Welsh
Lightweight World Title (USA Version)
1911-05-27Oakland Frankie Burns8-1-1
Eighth Street Arena, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1720
World Lightweight Title (USA Version)
1911-04-26One Round Hogan8-1-3
Harlem River Casino, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
referee: Charlie White
This program was promoted by the Madison A.C.
1911-03-31Anton LaGrave9-1-6
Auditorium Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO520
referee: Jack Welsh
World Lightweight Title (USA Version)
Agreement called for 133 lbs. ringside.

1911-03-17George Memsic18-10-12
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWTKO920
referee: Charles Eyton
World Lightweight Title (USA Version)
Both fighters arrested and charged with violating the anti-prizefight law

1911-03-03Knockout Brown16-2-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Patsy Haley
The NY Times, NY Evening World, and NY Tribune all had Knockout Brown winning the newspaper decision.
1911-02-08Knockout Brown16-2-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Knockout Brown.
1910-09-29Tommy McFarland5-2-1
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1910-08-09Freddie Cole6-9-4
Muncie, Indiana, USAWNWS66
(Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911)
1910-06-10Jack Redmond30-10-7
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Redmond from the Milwaukee Free Press;wire report in Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette and Washington Post said Wolgast the winner despite breaking arm in 7th because of big lead in early rounds; Racine Daily Journal reported Wolgast's injury as a muscle bruise, not a broken arm; Lincoln Evening News said a tendon was injured, being wedged between the two bones of Wolgast's forearm. UPDATE: Both Milwaukee Free Press and Milwaukee Journal have Redmond winning the newspaper decision.
1910-02-22Battling Nelson46-12-14
Arena, Point Richmond, California, USAWTKO4045
referee: Eddie Smith
World Lightweight Title (USA Version)
Wolgast down in the 22nd round.

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