Freddie Mills

77 18 6
55 KOs 7 KOs
Box-pro
division light heavy
status inactive
bouts 101
rounds 708
KOs 54.46%
career 1936-1950
debut 1936-02-26

ID# 017916
sex male
alias Fearless Freddie
nationality United Kingdom
height 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach 72″   /   183cm
residence Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
birth place Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Boxing Pro 101 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1950-01-24 Joey Maxim 68 16 4
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington
L-KO
Boxing News, 1 February 1950
World light-heavyweight title
Mills, ko'd by a right to the jaw, lost several teeth.
1949-06-02 Bruce Woodcock 34 2 0
White City Stadium, White City
L-KO

Mills, down in the 1st round, the 4th, the 8th, the 10th and the 12th, ko'd by a right
Boxing News 8-6-1949 p16
1948-11-06 Johnny Ralph 16 0 1
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg
W-KO
Ralph down five times in the sixth round.
1948-07-26 Gus Lesnevich 60 11 5
White City Stadium, White City
W-PTS
World Light Heavyweight Title
"Blood streamed from cuts over both of Lesnevich's eyes from the 1st round and he was twice down for counts of nine, one of which he took resting on one knee." (Sydney Morning Herald, AAP)
1948-04-20 Ken Shaw 19 7 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-RTD
3:00    ref: Ben Green
Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
Shaw, down four times, retired with a badly cut lip
1948-02-17 Paco Bueno 23 1 0
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-KO

Bueno, having weighed heavy, ko'd by a right to the jaw
1947-11-28 Stephane Olek 19 5 0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
W-PTS
Olek down from a left hook in the 1st round
1947-09-08 Pol Goffaux 52 9 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-RTD
3:00    
Goffaux down five times in the 4th round
1947-06-03 Lloyd Marshall 59 15 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay
L-KO
2:58    

Mills was down four times before the knockout.
1947-04-29 Nick Wolmarans 13 4 1
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg
W-KO
1947-02-17 Enrico Bertola 18 2 1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-KO
1:28    

Bertola, down from a left in the 4th round, ko'd by a left hook to the jaw
1947-01-20 Willie Quentemeijer 20 3 1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-KO
1946-11-05 Joe Baksi 50 6 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay
L-RTD
1946-08-13 John Nilsson 7 1 1
Withdean Stadium, Brighton
W-KO
Nilsson down twice prior to KO
1946-06-04 Bruce Woodcock 25 1 0
Harringay Arena, Harringay
L-PTS
Mills down in r4 Gate 45000 Pounds.
1946-05-14 Gus Lesnevich 54 10 5
Harringay Arena, Harringay
L-TKO
World Light Heavyweight Title
Lesnevich floored Mills twice in the second round and twice again the 10th, before the referee stopped the fight. In between these two rough rounds, Freddie did extremely well. "This (was) one of the greatest fights in the history of British boxing." (Johnny Sharpe, in The Ring, August 1946, page 21).
1945-02-07 Ken Shaw 7 2 2
Queensberry Club, Soho
W-TKO
Birmingham Daily Gazette 08 February 1945
1944-09-15 Jack London 82 34 5
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
L-PTS

Titles vacated by Len Harvey's retirement
1944-05-25 Al Delaney 64 27 7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-KO
Delaney's weight announced post combat in the Montreal Gazette.
1944-02-16 Bert Gilroy 62 15 9
Queensberry Club, Soho
W-TKO
1943-05-22 Al Robinson 31 10 2
Elland Road Football Ground, Leeds
W-KO
0:51    
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 24 May 1943
1942-10-23 Al Robinson 29 8 2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
W-RTD
1942-06-20 Len Harvey 122 13 10
White Hart Lane (Tottenham FC), Tottenham
W-KO
0:58    ref: Eugene Henderson

Harvey knocked through the ropes and counted out while outside of the ring.
1942-02-23 Jock McAvoy 129 13 1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-RTD
Final eliminator for BBBofC British Light Heavyweight Title. McAvoy forced to retire at the end of the 1st round due to an injured back. Source: UP
1942-01-26 Tom Reddington 34 7 2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-TKO
1941-12-08 Jack London 77 33 5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-PTS
London 36lbs heavier.
1941-11-28 Tom Reddington 33 7 2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
L-PTS
1941-11-03 Jim Wilde 27 17 3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-KO
1941-09-29 Tommy Martin 60 13 2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-TKO
1941-09-01 Jack Hyams 102 45 13
Granby Halls, Leicester
L-DQ
1941-08-04 Tom Reddington 33 6 1
Filbert Street Football Ground, Leicester
W-PTS
1941-06-30 Jack Powell 36 37 7
Greyhound Stadium, Reading
W-TKO
1941-06-08 Jack Hyams 99 44 13
The Stadium, Liverpool
W-TKO
1941-05-31 Trevor Burt 17 18 2
Gess Pavillion, Pontypool
W-TKO
1941-05-26 Arthur 'Ginger'
Sadd
135 21 13
Granby Halls, Leicester
W-RTD
Leicester Evening Mail - Tuesday 27 May 1941
1940-12-26 Ernie Simmons 24 30 6
New St James Hall, Newcastle
W-RTD
Fight did not take place on Sept 13 as previously displayed. Source: Newcastle Daily Journal
1940-08-08 Jock McAvoy 126 11 1
The Stadium, Liverpool
W-PTS
1940-05-22 Ben Valentine 43 11 2
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
W-TKO
Badly cut eye
1940-04-18 Stafford Barton 33 13 3
Sports Centre, Walthamstow
W-TKO
1940-04-10 Arthur 'Ginger'
Sadd
131 20 13
Winter Gardens, Eastbourne
W-PTS
1940-03-17 Jim Berry 63 24 13
Arena, Coventry
W-PTS
Coventry Standard 23 March 1940
1939-12-27 Elfryn Morris 72 23 15
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
Boxing December 27, 1939 P 20
1939-11-27 Eddie Maguire 45 37 10
Sportsdrome, Southampton
D-PTS
1939-10-28 Dave McCleave 47 15 3
Sportsdrome, Southampton
W-KO
1939-10-23 Eddie Maguire 44 37 10
Ice Rink, Nottingham
L-PTS
Nottingham Evening Post 24 October 1939
1939-07-21 Charlie Parkin 99 64 11
Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth
W-KO
Western Morning News - Saturday 22 July 1939 p 7
1939-06-14 Arthur 'Ginger'
Sadd
129 16 12
Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
L-PTS
1939-05-03 Dave McCleave 45 13 3
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
Daily Herald 04 May 1939
1939-04-26 Charlie Parkin 95 63 11
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
Daily Herald 27 April 1939

1939-04-12 Elfryn Morris 71 22 15
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
L-PTS
Boxing April 19, 1939 P 16 & 17
1939-03-13 Nat Franks 76 32 7
Millbay Rinkeries, Plymouth
D-PTS
1939-03-01 Eddie Maguire 41 33 10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
Daily Herald 2 March 1939
1939-02-20 Ernie Butcher
Gascoigne
44 28 11
Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth
L-PTS
Daily Herald - Tuesday 21 February 1939
1939-02-01 Johnny Blake 18 5 2
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
1939-01-18 Paul Schaeffer 36 32 5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1939-01-04 Yorkey Bentley 16 14 8
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 01/11/1939
1938-12-14 Dave McCleave 42 12 3
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
L-PTS
Daily Herald 15 December 1938
1938-12-07 Ernie Butcher
Gascoigne
42 26 11
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
Daily Herald - Thursday 08 December 1938
1938-11-23 Yorkey Bentley 15 12 8
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
Daily Herald - Thursday 24 November 1938
1938-11-14 Tom Curran 13 24 4
Aquarium, Brighton
W-PTS
Daily News (London) - Tuesday 15 November 1938
1938-11-09 Seaman Tommy Long 0 3 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
Daily Herald - Thursday 10 November 1938
1938-10-27 Fred Clements 27 15 6
Connaught Drill Hall, Portsmouth
W-TKO
Portsmouth Evening News - Friday 28 October 1938 P 14
1938-08-01 Moe Moss 93 47 27
Dean Court Football Ground, Bournemouth
W-KO
Boxing August 3, 1938 P 8
1938-04-27 Charlie Parkin 84 53 10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1938-04-13 Charlie Parkin 83 52 10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
Daily News (London) - Thursday 14 April 1938
1938-03-30 Jack Lewis 54 20 7
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1938-03-16 Tommy Taylor 18 19 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
Daily Herald - Thursday 17 March 1938-Taylor down in second, fourt, sixth and ninth rounds.
1938-03-02 Harry Vine 15 8 4
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 03/09/1938
1938-02-16 Ted Barter 12 19 4
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
Referee stopped the fight per Boxing 02/23/1938
1938-02-02 Billy James 12 3 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
1938-01-19 Jim Greaves 30 4 11
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1938-01-05 Ginger Dawkins 40 33 20
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
1937-12-17 Ginger Dawkins 40 33 19
Adelphi Gardens Pavilion, Paignton
D-PTS
1937-12-15 Jack Lewis 50 17 6
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
L-PTS
1937-12-01 Fred Clements 23 11 6
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
1937-11-17 Jim Greaves 27 4 10
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
D-PTS
1937-11-03 Billy Fuller 6 10 3
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
Bout was a 7th round KO instead of a points win. Boxing 11/10/1937
1937-10-20 George Davis 43 21 3
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
L-PTS
1937-10-08 Harold 'Kid'
Anthony
4 1 3
Adelphi Gardens Pavilion, Paignton
W-KO
1937-08-14 George Davis 40 21 3
Poole Sports Arena, Poole
L-KO
Boxing August 18, 1937
1937-05-05 Albert Johnson 26 23 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1937-04-28 Harry Lister 32 39 5
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1937-04-14 Jack Alder 12 18 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1937-03-17 Jack McKnight 46 60 19
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1937-03-03 Ernie Red Pullen 24 65 17
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1937-02-17 Jack McKnight 46 59 19
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-PTS
1937-02-03 Harry Frolick 0 14 2
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
1937-01-20 Terry Warren debut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
1937-01-06 Billy Brown 2 5 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
1936-12-09 Georges Bradby debut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
1936-11-25 Fred Linnington 0 1 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
Bout did not take place on May 8th and was not a 5th round KO. BOXING 12/02/1936
1936-11-11 Slogger Wilson debut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
1936-10-28 Stan Nelson 0 1 1
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-TKO
1936-10-14 Jack Scott 1 2 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
1936-10-14 Jack Scott 1 3 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
Mills had knocked out Scott earlier on this card, leaving the crowd dissatisfied. So, after a couple of other fights were concluded, they met again, with the same result.
1936-05-21 George Hesketh 2 0 0
Weymouth
D-PTS
Bout did not take place on Nov 23 as previously listed. Source: Vic Hardwicke
1936-04-20 Stan Nelson 0 1 0
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
D-PTS
1936-04-06 Eddie Gill 8 6 2
Pannier Market, Barnstaple
L-KO
North Devon Journal - Wednesday 08 April 1936 P 5
1936-03-25 Reg Davis debut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
154lb Novice Competition Finals
1936-03-11 Young Barfoot debut
Westover Ice Rink, Bournemouth
W-KO
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