Joe Goddard

32 15 7
30 KOs 8 KOs
Box-pro
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 56
rounds 355
KOs 53.57%
career 1889-1902
debut 1889-04-04

ID# 011540
birth name Joseph John Goddard
sex male
alias James Bradley
nationality Australia
stance orthodox
height 6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach 73″   /   185cm
residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
birth place Pyramul, New South Wales, Australia

Boxing Pro 65 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1902-04-24 George Cole 44 12 10
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia
L-DQ
Jan 1903 obit for Goddard said he fought a six-round draw with Cole in his last fight at Philly "several months ago" However, the Philadelphia Item reported that Cole won by disqualification.
1901-07-04 Jim Jeffords 10 5 0
McGrann's Park, Lancaster
L-NWS
According to the Philadelphia Item, Jeffords received the newspaper decision. "...(Jeffords)had things his own way after the second round and Goddard several times avoided a knockout by clinching. He was knocked down in the fifth round and took full time to rise..." [The Phila. Record]
1900-11-06 Klondike Haynes 21 6 2
Star Theater, Philadelphia
D-NWS
Philadelphia Item reported this fight, but not the Chicago Tribune. Goddard, well past his best, obviously had not bothered to train.
1900-02-13 Tom Sharkey 30 4 6
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia
L-TKO
1:10    ref: Johnnie Clark
Goddard down twice in the 4th round, last time his seconds throwing in the towel.
1899-11-25 Jack McCormick 12 11 4
Mutual Street Rink, Toronto
L-KO
0:45    ref: John R Bennett
Card sponsored by the Crescent Athletic Club of Toronto. (Montreal Gazette)
1899-11-07 Charley Stevenson 17 9 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia
L-TKO
1899-06-21 Klondike Haynes 9 2 0
Adelphi Theater, Chicago
L-DQ
In a rough bout, Goddard threw "Klondike" onto the floor and then hit him while he was still down. Both men committed numerous "small" fouls before Siler was forced to disqualify Goddard in the 4th round. The fight was interrupted in the third round when both corners entered the ring. Klondike did not fight Goddard in New York City on July 3, 1899, as previously listed.
1899-03-07 Gus Ruhlin 17 4 1
Lenox A.C., New York
L-DQ
Goddard took a lot of punishment and went down from hard blows. In the fifth round after taking several punches he seemed to go down without cause and was disqualified.
1898-12-16 Charles Kid McCoy 47 2 7
Arena A.C., Philadelphia
L-DQ
Goddard floored for a 9-count in the 5th round. Goddard disqualified for trying to throw McCoy down but complained that McCoy had hit on the break which should have got him DQ'd.
1898-11-12 Jack McCormick 5 7 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia
D-NWS
Newspaper decision a draw, from the Philadelphia Item.
1898-10-14 Gus Ruhlin 15 4 1
Arena A.C., Philadelphia
L-NWS
Ruhlin awarded newspaper decision. The Pittsburgh Press called it a draw.
1898-09-12 Joe Choynski 37 6 5
Arena A.C., Philadelphia
L-NWS
Choynski awarded newspaper decision (Brooklyn Daily Eagle).
1898-08-29 Bob Armstrong 11 5 4
Arena A.C., Philadelphia
D-NWS
Newspaper decision a draw. Goddard had Armstrong in a headlock in the final round and appeared to be trying to break his neck. He also refused to break clean.
1898-07-08 Peter Maher 109 6 5
Lenox A.C., New York
L-TKO
2:55    ref: Charlie White
Goddard, totally whipped and battered to his knees, threw up his hands in the eighth round to quit and the referee awarded the fight to Maher. The Irishman collapsed in his own corner when the fight was over.
1898-05-13 Peter Maher 109 5 5
Arena A.C., Philadelphia
W-KO
1:51    ref: Walter H Schlichter
Goddard slipped a lead and landed a back-hander to the right side of Maher's face. The Australian seemed to have more than a few pounds on Maher.
1898-02-28 James J Jeffries 5 0 2
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles
L-TKO
"Goddard's seconds threw up the sponge at the close of the third round, but upon the announcement by Referee John Brink that no money would be paid unless the fight proceeded, Goddard came up in the fourth round and was severely punished. The referee stopped the fight in the middle of the round and gave the decision to Jeffries." (Wire in San Francisco Call) Jeffries appeared to be at least twenty pounds heavier than Goddard.
1898-01-08 Theodore Van
Buskirk
4 3 1
Turner's Hall, Marysville
L-PTS
A tame contest. Van Buskirk dropped Goddard in the sixth round.
1897-11-18 Tom Sharkey 25 2 5
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco
L-KO
In the 6th round of an uneventful fight, Sharkey landed a roundhouse right on Goddard's jaw and then tackled him to the boards where Goddard's head struck hard. Referee McArthur had to restrain Sharkey from fouling the Australian as he lay on top of him.[Billed as being for the heavyweight championship of the world]
1897-06-05 Tut Ryan 18 4 12
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg
D-PTS

1897-02-06 Mick Dooley 30 13 20
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg
W-KO

1896-11-07 Denver Ed Smith 35 5 4
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg
W-KO

Billed World Heavyweight Title
M OF Q Rules (Fight considered a fake)
The Referee December 16, 1896
1895-11-23 Tut Ryan 18 4 11
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg
D-PTS

Sportsman, Melbourne Tue 7 Jan 1896 Page 2
(Police intervened)
1895-08-31 Owen Sullivan 9 4 4
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg
W-KO

Weights supplied in a letter from Johannesburg published in the Melbourne Sportsman.
1895-06-22 Edward Starlight
Rollins
28 15 12
Nathan's Athletic Hall, Melbourne
W-RTD
Sportsman, Melbourne Tuesday 25 June 1895 p 2
1895-06-08 Bill Curran 0 1 0
Mick Nathan's Athletic Hall, Melbourne
W-KO
The Sportsman
1895-05-25 Dan Keeley 5 3 15
Mick Nathan's Athletic Hall, Melbourne
W-KO
ref: Tut Ryan
The Sportsman
1895-05-06 Tut Ryan 18 4 10
Victoria Hall, Melbourne
D-PTS
The Sportsman
1895-03-04 Peter Felix 7 0 1
Victoria Hall, Melbourne
L-PTS
Goddard undertook to stop Felix in 10 rds but failed-fight awarded to Felix
Felix clearly out-fought Goddard who was already showing his lack of condition in the second round. [The Referee]
1894-10-22 Jim Quigley 9 5 4
Cumberland Athletic Club, Melbourne
W-KO
The Sportsman
1894-01-01 Harry Laing 31 1 5
Athletic Hall, Melbourne
L-TKO

Laing was heavyweight champion of New Zealand. The report in the Sydney Morning Herald stated Goddard gave up in the 12th round.
1893-06-12 Willis Kennedy 1 0 0
Columbian AC, Roby
W-KO

1893-03-03 Denver Ed Smith 30 5 3
Olympic A.C., New Orleans
L-KO
1892-12-08 Peter Maher 45 3 2
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn
W-KO
0:50    ref: Johnny Eckhardt
1892-09-24 Mike Brennan 3 4 1
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia
NC-ND
1892-09-21 Joe Butler 9 0 0
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia
NC-NC
The police intervened. This was not a stoppage win for Goddard. Butler had the best of the bout.
The Oregonian September 22, 1892. They traded knockdowns in the first, Butler did the trick again in the second, but Goddard caught him in the third round and had him groggy when the fight was stopped.
1892-09-19 Dick Wiley debut
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia
W-TKO
Police intervened
1892-09-13 Tom Moore debut
Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York
W-KO
1892-08-25 Australian Billy
Smith
17 12 16
California A.C., San Francisco
D-PTS
Goddard was to knock Smith out in 10 rounds or lose the purse. Smith was down three times in the 1st round, four times in the 2nd, five times in the 3rd, ten times in the 4th. In the 5th round Captain Short stopped the contest, thinking that Smith had had enough, but the latter explained that he was only playing possum and was allowed to continue. He was down six more times in the 6th, and eight times in the 7th. Goddard was beating Smith up in the eighth when Captain Short again interfered, at which point Goddard again knocked Smith down. The referee declared it a draw on account of police interference. (SF Morning Call)
1892-06-30 Joe McAuliffe 12 5 0
Pacific A.C., San Francisco
W-KO
Contest was seen by some 3, 000 spectators. Goddard's end was something over $4, 000. McAuliffe dropped Goddard for short counts in rounds 1 and 6. In round 14 Goddard's right swing put McAuliffe through the ropes, but the big fellow survived, only to be knocked down in the 15th for a 9-count before another series of blows put him away.
1892-01-02 Ned Ryan 3 1 0
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
W-KO
The Sportsman
1891-10-02 Jack Ashton 19 2 7
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne
W-PTS
ref: WR Virgoe
The Sportsman October 6, 1891
1891-09-21 Tom Lees 16 11 4
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne
D-PTS
ref: W Curran
The Sportsman September 22, 1891
1891-07-20 Joe Choynski 9 2 0
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
W-KO
ref: WR Virgoe

The Sportsman July 21, 1891
1891-05-26 Tom Lees 16 10 4
Skating Rink, Charters Towers
W-TKO
The Charter Towers Times 27/5/1891
A finish fight. Police interfered after nine rounds with Goddard in complete control. The referee ordered the men to meet again in three days to conclude the match but Lees had had enough and failed to show himself at the appointed hour so the stakes were awarded to Goddard.
1891-05-04 Billy McCarthy 20 6 15
O'Bierne's Athletic Hall, Broken Hill
W-RTD
ref: RB Pell
Goddard undertook to stop McCarthy within 12 rounds
Barrier Miner, Broken Hill May 5, 1891
1891-04-11 Mick Dooley 26 9 17
Gaiety Theatre, Sydney
D-NWS
The Sportsman April 15, 1891
1891-02-10 Joe Choynski 7 1 0
Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney
W-RTD

The Sportsman February 11, 1891. Choynski's chief second Sam Fitzpatrick tossed in the sponge between the 4th and 5th round.
1890-11-15 Bill Curran debut
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
W-KO
The Sportsman November 19, 1890
1890-11-11 Mick Dooley 26 9 15
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne
D-NWS
The Sportsman November 12, 1890
1890-11-01 Mick Dooley 26 8 15
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
W-KO

The Sportsman November 3, 1890 p 2
1890-10-20 Peter Jackson 52 3 13
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne
D-PTS

Jackson knocked Goddard down in the 3rd round and both men were down in the 5th
The Sportsman October 22, 1890 p 2
1890-08-23 WH Watson debut
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
L-PTS
Goddard undertook to stop Watson in 3 rounds-failed and fight awarded to Watson
The Sportsman August 27, 1890 p 2
1890-06-24 Mick Dooley 26 7 13
Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney
W-RTD

The Sportsman June 25, 1890 p 2
1890-06-02 Luke Keegan 2 3 4
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne
W-PTS
The Sportsman June 4, 1890 P 2
1890-05-19 Arthur Hayes debut
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne
W-KO
Goddard offered allcomers a guinea a round to stay with him
The Sportsman May 21, 1890 p 2
1890-05-17 Jim Church 1 2 1
Crystal Palace,Richmond, Melbourne
W-KO
Goddard offerred allcomers ?1 a round to stay with him
The Sportsman May 21, 1890 p 2
1890-03-01 Jack Morris 4 2 9
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne
W-KO
The Sportsman March 5, 1890 p 4
1889-12-23 Owen Sullivan 5 1 2
Stewart's Athletic Hall, Adelaide
D-PTS
The Barrier Heavyweight Title
The Advertiser, Adelaide Tue 24 Dec 1889 Page 6
1889-11-25 Charlie Dunn 3 2 1
Athletic Hall, Broken Hill
W-KO
ref: G Simpson
The Barrier Heavyweight Title
The Sportsman November 27, 1889 p 4
1889-11-09 Billy Buck 1 2 0
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne
W-TKO
Both fights fought on same night
Sportsman, Melbourne Wed 13 Nov 1889 Page 4
1889-11-09 Jim Fogarty 14 14 13
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne
W-TKO
Sportsman, Melbourne Wed 13 Nov 1889 Page 4
Fogarty was down no less than 9 times and put up a poor showing. Goddard fought Bill Buck immediately after to placate the mob.
1889-09-30 Owen Sullivan 5 0 2
Hamilton Hall, Broken Hill
W-RTD
The Barrier Heavyweight Title
The Sportsman October 9, 1889 p 4
. A finish fight. Sullivan was knocked down twice in the fourth round. After a brutal fight in which both men exchanged heavy blows, Sullivan's corner threw in the sponge at the start of the 12th round.
1889-08-31 Harry Mullins debut
Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne
W-KO
ref: Bill Buck
The Sportsman September 4, 1889 p 4
1889-04-13 Burridge 0 2 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W-NWS
Referee, Sydney Wednesday 17 April 1889 P 3
1889-04-04 Ned Ryan debut
Melbourne
W-KO
The Sportsman