Bill Speary

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Bill Speary

Name: Bill Speary
Born: 1918-05-04
Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1967-10-24 (Age:49)
Hometown: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Boxing Record: click


Of Welsh heritage.

Amateur Record: 183-15 Reversed every amateur loss in a return bout. Speary won several major amateur ring titles, which included:

  • Diamond Belt - Mid-Atlantic AAU Champion 1937, 1938 & 1939
  • New York Daily News Golden Gloves Champion 1937 & 1938
  • New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions 1937, 1938 & 1939
  • Intercity Golden Gloves 1937, 1938 & 1939
  • National AAU 1937, 1938 & 1939



Highlights

  • 1937

Mar 8 vs. Allie Stolz New York, NY W 3 New York Daily News Golden Gloves/New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions (combined) at flyweight.

Mar 24 vs. Jimmy Urso Chicago, IL W 3 Intercity Golden Gloves championship at flyweight.

April 14 vs. Gilbert Murakani Boston, MA W 3 National AAU at flyweight.

Jun 9 vs. Guido Nardecchia Bronx, NY L 3 International Golden Gloves at flyweight.

Aug Opponent (Pan AM Expo) Dallas, TX ?


  • 1938

Mar 7 vs. Steve Bono New York, NY W1 (RSC-1; 2:25) won New York Daily News Golden Gloves/New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions (combined) at flyweight.

March 21 vs. Kenny Lottman New York, NY W3 Intercity Golden Gloves championship at flyweight.

Apr 5 vs. Leon Haire W3 (quater-final) National AAU.

Apr 6 vs. Dominick Perfetti vs. (final) Johnny Aiello Boston, MA won National AAU at bantamweight.

Jun 16 vs. Johnny Aiello L 3 Marcus Hook, PA (reported by the Chester Times as Speary's 5th bout with Aiello with Speary winning the first 4, this bout had both sides claiming victory, a projected 6th bout did not materilize).


  • 1939

March 13 semi-final won vs. Peter Beaton, final vs. Johnny Beaton W KO 1, won New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at batamweight.

March 29 vs. Chester Ellis W 3, Intercity Golden Gloves championship at bantamweight.

Apr 14 vs. Lou Menney San Francisco, CA W 3 National AAU at bantamweight.

Aug vs. Hubert Samuels Philadelphia L 3


  • 1940

Jan 25 vs. Paulie Jackson Allentown W 3

Feb 1 vs. Harvey LaSalle Tamaqua, Pa. W3 (final amateur bout)



Pro Highlights




Some of this record courtesy of Mike DeLisa of www.cyberboxingzone.com



Preceded by:
Joe Wall
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Flyweight Champion

1937-1938
Succeeded by:
Basil Jones
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Flyweight Champion

1937-1938
Succeeded by:
Johnny Forte
Preceded by:
Johnny Aiello
New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Bantamweight Champion

1939
Succeeded by:
Johnny Aiello
Preceded by:
Jackie Wilson
Intercity Golden Gloves
Flyweight Champion

1937-1938
Succeeded by:
Johnny Forte
Preceded by:
Johnny Aiello
Intercity Golden Gloves
Bantamweight Champion

1939
Succeeded by:
Jimmy Joyce
Preceded by:
Jackie Wilson
National AAU Flyweight Champion
1937
Succeeded by:
Robert Carroll
Preceded by:
Morris Parker
National AAU Bantamweight Champion
1938-1939
Succeeded by:
Angelo Ambrosano




Inducted into the Wyoming Valley Boxing Hall of Fame