Talk:World Lightweight Title Fights

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The main wiki's list of lightweight world champions, the lightweight world champions list on Hickoksports.com and BoxRec (e.g. the NYSAC World lightweight title fights list and the NBA World lightweight title fights list) having been consulted, possible lightweight world title fights are listed in the following: (Fights held at weights for which BoxRec does not specify a weight division are not included.)

No.
Date
Boxer
Result
Boxer
Title in BoxRec
Location
1885 Sep 16 Harry Gilmore NC 2 George Fulljames 1 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
1886 Oct 29 Jack McAuliffe KO 21 Billy Frazier World 2 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1887 Jan 14 Jack McAuliffe KO 28 Harry Gilmore World (near) Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
1887 Nov 16 Jack McAuliffe PTS ? Jem Carney Vacant World Revere, Massachusetts, USA
1888 Oct 10 Jack McAuliffe KO 11 Billy Dacey World Dover, New Jersey, USA
1889 Feb 13 Jack McAuliffe PTS ? Billy Myer World North Judson, Illinois, USA
1889 Dec 5 Jack McAuliffe PTS 15 Mike Daly World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1890 Mar 21 Jack McAuliffe KO 47 Jimmy Carroll World San Francisco, California, USA
1891 May 25 Dick Burge DQ 11 Jem Carney 3 London, UK
1891 Sep 11 Jack McAuliffe TKO 6 Austin Gibbons World Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
1892 Jun 27 Dick Burge KO 2 Lachie Jack Thompson 4 Kennington, London, UK
1892 Sep 5 Jack McAuliffe KO 15 Billy Myer World New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1894 May 4 Dick Burge KO 28 Harry Nickless 4 London, UK
1895 Jan 21 Dick Burge KO 4 Tommy Williams 4 Covent Garden, London, UK
1896 Jun 1 Kid Lavigne TKO 17 Dick Burge World Covent Garden, London, UK
1896 Oct 27 Kid Lavigne TKO 24 Jack Everhardt World New York, New York, USA
1897 Feb 8 Kid Lavigne PTS 25 William (Kid) McPartland World New York, New York, USA
1897 Apr 30 Kid Lavigne TKO 11 Eddie Connolly World Brooklyn, New York, USA
1897 Oct 29 Kid Lavigne TKO 12 Joe Walcott World San Francisco, California, USA
1898 Mar 17 Kid Lavigne PTS 20 Wilmington Jack Daly World Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1898 Sep 28 Kid Lavigne PTS 20 Frank Erne World Brooklyn, New York, USA
1898 Nov 25 Kid Lavigne PTS 20 Tom Tracey 5 San Francisco, California, USA
1899 Jul 3 Frank Erne PTS 20 Kid Lavigne World Buffalo, New York, USA
1899 Dec 4 Frank Erne PTS 25 New York Jack O'Brien World Brooklyn, New York, USA
1900 Mar 23 Frank Erne TKO 12 Joe Gans World New York, New York, USA
1902 Mar 17 Frank Erne KO 6 Curley Supples World Fort Erie, Ontario, CAN
1902 May 12 Joe Gans KO 1 Frank Erne World Fort Erie, Ontario, CAN
1902 Jun 17 Joe Gans TKO 3 George (Elbows) McFadden World San Francisco, California, USA
1902 Jul 24 Joe Gans KO 15 Rufe Turner World Oakland, California, USA
1902 Sep 17 Joe Gans KO 5 Gus Gardner World Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1902 Oct 13 Joe Gans KO 5 Kid McPartland World Fort Erie, Ontario, CAN
1902 Nov 14 Joe Gans KO 15 Charley Sieger World Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1903 Jan 1 Joe Gans DQ 11 Gus Gardner World New Britain, Connecticut, USA
1903 Mar 11 Joe Gans TKO 11 Steve Crosby World Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
1903 May 29 Joe Gans KO 10 Willie Fitzgerald 6 San Francisco, California, USA
1903 Jul 4 Joe Gans KO 5 Frank Buddy King World Butte, Montana, USA
1904 Jan 12 Joe Gans PTS 10 Willie Fitzgerald 7 Detroit, Michigan, USA
1904 Mar 28 Joe Gans PTS 10 Gus Gardner 8 Saginaw, Michigan, USA
1904 Oct 31 Joe Gans DQ 5 Jimmy Britt World San Francisco, California, USA
1904 Dec 20 Jimmy Britt PTS 20 Battling Nelson Vacant World San Francisco, California, USA
1905 May 5 Jimmy Britt TKO 20 Jabez White World San Francisco, California, USA
1905 Jul 21 Jimmy Britt PTS 20 Kid Sullivan World San Francisco, California, USA
1905 Sep 9 Battling Nelson KO 18 Jimmy Britt World Colma, California, USA
1906 Mar 14 Battling Nelson NWS 6 Terry McGovern World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1906 Jul 23 Joe Gans PTS 20 Dave Holly 9 Seattle, Washington, USA
1906 Sep 3 Joe Gans DQ 42 Battling Nelson World Goldfield, Nevada, USA
1907 Jan 1 Joe Gans KO 8 Kid Herman World Tonopah, Nevada, USA
1907 Sep 9 Joe Gans TKO 6 Jimmy Britt World San Francisco, California, USA
1907 Sep 27 Joe Gans PTS 20 George Memsic World Los Angeles, California, USA
1908 May 14 Joe Gans TKO 11 Rudy Unholz World San Francisco, California, USA
1908 Jul 4 Battling Nelson KO 17 Joe Gans World Colma, California, USA
1908 Sep 9 Battling Nelson KO 21 Joe Gans World Colma, California, USA
1909 May 29 Battling Nelson KO 23 Fighting Dick Hyland World Colma, California, USA
1909 Jun 22 Battling Nelson TKO 5 Jack Clifford World 10 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
1910 Jan 21 Battling Nelson KO 8 Eddie Lang World Memphis, Tennessee, USA
1910 Feb 22 Ad Wolgast TKO 40 Battling Nelson World Point Richmond, California, USA
1911 Mar 17 Ad Wolgast TKO 9 George Memsic World Vernon, California, USA
1911 Mar 31 Ad Wolgast TKO 5 Anton LaGrave World San Francisco, California, USA
1911 May 27 Ad Wolgast TKO 17 Oakland Frankie Burns World San Francisco, California, USA
1911 Jul 4 Ad Wolgast KO 13 Owen Moran World San Francisco, California, USA
1912 Jul 4 Ad Wolgast KO 13 Mexican Joe Rivers World Vernon, California, USA
1912 Nov 4 Ad Wolgast NWS 10 Joe Mandot World New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1912 Nov 28 Willie Ritchie DQ 16 Ad Wolgast World Colma, California, USA
1913 Jul 4 Willie Ritchie KO 11 Mexican Joe Rivers World San Francisco, California, USA
1914 Mar 12 Willie Ritchie NWS 10 Ad Wolgast World Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
1914 Apr 17 Willie Ritchie PTS 20 Harlem Tommy Murphy World Daly City, California, USA
1914 May 26 Willie Ritchie NWS 10 Charley White World Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
1914 Jul 7 Freddie Welsh PTS 20 Willie Ritchie World London, UK
1914 Oct 27 Freddie Welsh PTS 12 Matty Baldwin World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1914 Nov 26 Freddie Welsh NWS 10 Young (Abe) Brown World Syracuse, New York, USA
1915 Feb 15 Freddie Welsh NWS 6 Jimmy Anderson World Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
1915 Feb 25 Freddie Welsh NWS 10 Charley White World Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
1915 Apr 9 Freddie Welsh NWS 10 Billy Wagner World Toledo, Ohio, USA
1915 May 24 Freddie Welsh NWS 10 Frankie Fleming World Montreal, Quebec, CAN
1915 Nov 15 Freddie Welsh NWS 12 Johnny O'Leary World Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
1916 Jul 4 Freddie Welsh DQ 11 Ad Wolgast World Denver, Colorado, USA
1916 Sep 4 Freddie Welsh PTS 20 Charley White World Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
1916 Sep 22 Freddie Welsh PTS 4 Harry Anderson World Seattle, Washington, USA
1917 Apr 17 Freddie Welsh NWS 12 Battling Nelson World Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1917 May 28 Benny Leonard TKO 9 Freddie Welsh World New York, New York, USA
1917 Sep 21 Benny Leonard TKO 1 Leo Johnson World New York, New York, USA
1917 Dec 12 Benny Leonard NWS 6 Irish Patsy Cline 11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1919 May 21 Benny Leonard KO 6 George Erne World Trenton, New Jersey, USA
1919 Nov 17 Benny Leonard TKO 2 Lockport Jimmy Duffy World 12 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
1920 Jul 5 Benny Leonard KO 9 Charley White World 13 Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA
1920 Nov 26 Benny Leonard TKO 14 Joe Welling World New York, New York, USA
1921 Jan 14 Benny Leonard TKO 6 Richie Mitchell World New York, New York, USA
1922 Feb 10 Benny Leonard UD 15 Rocky Kansas World New York, New York, USA
1922 Jul 4 Benny Leonard TKO 8 Rocky Kansas World Michigan City, Indiana, USA
1922 Jul 27 Benny Leonard NWS 12 Lew Tendler World Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
1923 Jul 24 Benny Leonard UD 15 Lew Tendler World Bronx, New York, USA
1925 Jul 13 Jimmy Goodrich TKO 2 Stanislaus Loayza Vacant World/Vacant NYSAC Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
1925 Dec 7 Rocky Kansas UD 15 Jimmy Goodrich World/NYSAC Buffalo, New York, USA
1926 Jul 3 Sammy Mandell PTS 10 Rocky Kansas World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1926 Oct 8 Sammy Mandell NWS 10 Joe Jawson World Rockford, Illinois, USA
1927 Jul 16 Sammy Mandell PTS 10 Phil McGraw World Detroit, Michigan, USA
1928 May 21 Sammy Mandell UD 15 Jimmy McLarnin World New York, New York, USA
1929 Aug 2 Sammy Mandell SD 10 Tony Canzoneri World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1930 Jul 17 Al Singer KO 1 Sammy Mandell World Bronx, New York, USA
1930 Nov 14 Tony Canzoneri KO 1 Al Singer World New York, New York, USA
1931 Apr 24 Tony Canzoneri KO 3 Jackie (Kid) Berg World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1931 Sep 10 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 Jackie (Kid) Berg World New York, New York, USA
1931 Nov 20 Tony Canzoneri SD 15 Kid Chocolate World New York, New York, USA
1932 Nov 4 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 Billy Petrolle World New York, New York, USA
1933 Jun 23 Barney Ross MD 10 Tony Canzoneri World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1933 Sep 12 Barney Ross SD 15 Tony Canzoneri World New York, New York, USA
1935 May 10 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 Lou Ambers Vacant World New York, New York, USA
1935 Oct 4 Tony Canzoneri UD 15 Al Roth World New York, New York, USA
1936 Sep 3 Lou Ambers UD 15 Tony Canzoneri World New York, New York, USA
1937 May 7 Lou Ambers UD 15 Tony Canzoneri World New York, New York, USA
1937 Sep 23 Lou Ambers MD 15 Pedro Montanez World New York, New York, USA
1938 Aug 17 Henry Armstrong SD 15 Lou Ambers World New York, New York, USA
1939 Mar 16 Henry Armstrong KO 1 Lew Feldman World 14 Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
1939 Aug 22 Lou Ambers UD 15 Henry Armstrong World Bronx, New York, USA
1940 May 3 Sammy Angott PTS 15 Davey Day NBA Louisville, Kentucky, USA
1940 May 10 Lew Jenkins TKO 3 Lou Ambers World New York, New York, USA
1940 Nov 22 Lew Jenkins KO 2 Pete Lello World New York, New York, USA
1941 Dec 19 Sammy Angott UD 15 Lew Jenkins World New York, New York, USA
1942 May 15 Sammy Angott SD 15 Allie Stolz World New York, New York, USA
1942 Dec 18 Beau Jack KO 3 Tippy Larkin Vacant NYSAC/World (NJ) New York, New York, USA
1943 Jan 4 Luther (Slugger) White UD 15 Willie Joyce Vacant World (MD) Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1943 Apr 20 Luther (Slugger) White PTS 10 John Thomas World (MD) Los Angeles, California, USA
1943 May 21 Bob Montgomery UD 15 Beau Jack NYSAC New York, New York, USA
1943 Oct 27 Sammy Angott UD 15 Luther (Slugger) White NBA Los Angeles, California, USA
1943 Nov 19 Beau Jack UD 15 Bob Montgomery NYSAC New York, New York, USA
1944 Mar 3 Bob Montgomery SD 15 Beau Jack NYSAC New York, New York, USA
1944 Mar 8 Juan Zurita UD 15 Sammy Angott NBA Los Angeles, California, USA
1945 Apr 18 Ike Williams TKO 2 Juan Zurita NBA Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MEX
1946 Apr 30 Ike Williams TKO 8 Enrique Bolanos NBA Los Angeles, California, USA
1946 Jun 28 Bob Montgomery KO 13 Allie Stolz NYSAC New York, New York, USA
1946 Sep 4 Ike Williams KO 9 Ronnie James NBA Cardiff, Wales, UK
1946 Nov 26 Bob Montgomery KO 8 Wesley Mouzon NYSAC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1947 Aug 4 Ike Williams TKO 6 Bob Montgomery World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1948 May 25 Ike Williams SD 15 Enrique Bolanos World Los Angeles, California, USA
1948 Jul 12 Ike Williams TKO 6 Beau Jack World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1948 Sep 23 Ike Williams TKO 10 Jesse Flores World Bronx, New York, USA
1949 Jul 21 Ike Williams TKO 4 Enrique Bolanos World Los Angeles, California, USA
1949 Dec 5 Ike Williams UD 15 Freddie Dawson World Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1951 May 25 Jimmy Carter TKO 14 Ike Williams World New York, New York, USA
1951 Nov 14 Jimmy Carter UD 15 Art Aragon World Los Angeles, California, USA
1952 Apr 1 Jimmy Carter UD 15 Lauro Salas World Los Angeles, California, USA
1952 May 14 Lauro Salas SD 15 Jimmy Carter World Los Angeles, California, USA
1952 Oct 15 Jimmy Carter UD 15 Lauro Salas World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1953 Apr 24 Jimmy Carter TKO 4 Tommy Collins World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1953 Jun 12 Jimmy Carter TKO 13 George Araujo World New York, New York, USA
1953 Nov 11 Jimmy Carter KO 5 Armand Savoie World Montreal, Quebec, CAN
1954 Mar 5 Paddy DeMarco UD 15 Jimmy Carter World New York, New York, USA
1954 Nov 17 Jimmy Carter TKO 15 Paddy DeMarco World San Francisco, California, USA
1955 Jun 29 Wallace (Bud) Smith SD 15 Jimmy Carter World Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1955 Oct 19 Wallace (Bud) Smith UD 15 Jimmy Carter World Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1956 Aug 24 Joe Brown SD 15 Wallace (Bud) Smith World New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1957 Feb 13 Joe Brown TKO 11 Wallace (Bud) Smith World Miami Beach, Florida, USA
1957 Jun 19 Joe Brown TKO 15 Orlando Zulueta World Denver, Colorado, USA
1957 Dec 4 Joe Brown TKO 11 Joey Lopes World Chicago, Illinois, USA
1958 May 7 Joe Brown TKO 8 Ralph Dupas World Houston, Texas, USA
1958 Jul 23 Joe Brown UD 15 Kenny Lane World Houston, Texas, USA
1959 Feb 11 Joe Brown UD 15 Johnny Busso World Houston, Texas, USA
1959 Jun 3 Joe Brown TKO 9 Paolo Rosi World Washington, District of Columbia, USA
1959 Dec 2 Joe Brown TKO 6 Dave Charnley World Houston, Texas, USA
1960 Oct 28 Joe Brown UD 15 Cisco Andrade World Los Angeles, California, USA
1961 Apr 18 Joe Brown PTS 15 Dave Charnley World Kensington, London, UK
1961 Oct 28 Joe Brown UD 15 Bert Somodio World Quezon City, Metro Manila, PHI
1963 Aug 19 Kenny Lane UD 15 Paul Armstead World (MI) Saginaw, Michigan, USA

1 Harry Gilmore vs. George Fulljames on September 16, 1885: "Gilmore also claimed World Lightweight Title following this bout"

2 Jack McAuliffe vs. Billy Frazier on October 29, 1886: "Boston Daily Globe wrote it was a sparring exhibition for "the Holske light-weight champion medal.""

3 Jem Carney vs. Dick Burge on May 25, 1891: "Carney lost his claim as World Lightweight Champion."

4 Dick Burge vs. different opponents on different dates from 1892 until 1895: "Burge defended his claim as World Lightweight champion (British version)"

5 Kid Lavigne vs. Tom Tracey on November 25, 1898: "Recorded in the Ring Record Book as a title fight but with Tracey weighing 142 lbs he could not fight for the title."

6 Joe Gans vs. Willie Fitzgerald on May 29, 1903: "Billed for the lightweight title, but Gans weighed above the agreed limit of 135lb."

7 Joe Gans vs. Willie Fitzgerald on January 12, 1904: "Billed for the lightweight title, but both men weighed in above the lightweight limit of the time (133 lbs), at 135 pounds."

8 Joe Gans vs. Gus Gardner on March 28, 1904: "Billed for the lightweight championship of the world"

9 Joe Gans vs. Dave Holly on July 23, 1906: "Billed for the world lightweight title at 135 pounds."

10 Battling Nelson vs. Jack Clifford on June 22, 1909: "Doubts persist if this really was for the title as no weights were announced and local newspapers make no mention of the title being at stake (Chicago Tribune; San Francisco Chronicle; Los Angeles Times)."

11 Benny Leonard vs. Patsy Cline on December 12, 1917: "Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger. Leonard's lightweight title was at risk."

12 Benny Leonard vs. Lockport Jimmy Duffy on November 17, 1919: "Promoted as for World Lightweight Title"

13 Benny Leonard vs. Charley White on July 5, 1920: "This fight was billed for the lightweight title."

14 Henry Armstrong vs. Lew Feldman on March 16, 1939: "World Lightweight Title Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid)."

Possible further claim:

Some boxers won possible world lightweight title fights (see above) but have not been included in the world lightweight champions category:

--Emaster 06:42, 4 December 2009 (UTC)