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Billy Papke boxer

Billy Papke image
Status inactive
Age 50
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1906-03-24
Born 1886-09-17
Death 1936-11-26
Nationality USA
Residence USA
bouts
54
won
37
lost
11
draw
6
bouts
54
won
37
lost
11
draw
6
Status inactive
Age 50
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1906-03-24
Born 1886-09-17
Death 1936-11-26
Nationality USA
Residence USA

Papke was born on September 17, 1886 in Spring Valley, Illinois. He began his boxing career in 1906, eventually winning 40 fights by decision and drawing six times. He worked as a miner during his years in Illinois and occasionally boxed with fellow miners. His earliest fights in 1906 took place near Spring Valley or Peoria where he had moved by 1907, though he traveled frequently North to box in the next few years.In an important early bout on September 14, 1907, Papke knocked out Terry Martin in the third round at the National Athletic Club in Philadelphia. The win led several reporters to view Papke as a middleweight title contender.

Papke was born on September 17, 1886 in Spring Valley, Illinois. He began his boxing career in 1906, eventually winning 40 fights by decision and drawing six times. He worked as a miner during his years in Illinois and occasionally boxed with fellow miners. His earliest fights in 1906 took place near Spring Valley or Peoria where he had moved by 1907, though he traveled frequently North to box in the next few years.In an important early bout on September 14, 1907, Papke knocked out Terry Martin in the third round at the National Athletic Club in Philadelphia. The win led several reporters to view Papke as a middleweight title contender.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 14, 1919 Jimmy Darcy LDDLWW Dreamland Arena, San Diego LOSS
Points
April 8, 1919 Soldier Bartfield LLWLDL Coliseum, San Francisco LOSS
Points
June 1, 1916 Jack Smith WDL Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn LOSS
NWS
Oct. 14, 1913 Marty Rowan WLLLLL Future City A.C., Saint Louis LOSS
Points
March 5, 1913 Frank Klaus WWWWWW Cirque de Paris, Paris World Middleweight

LOSS
DQ
Dec. 4, 1912 Georges Bernard WWWLWW Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 23, 1912 Georges Carpentier WWWWWL Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1912 Leo Houck WWLWWW Olympia A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
Sept. 25, 1912 Jack Denning WWDLWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
NWS
June 29, 1912 Marcel Moreau WWWWLW Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
Technical knockout
May 2, 1912 Billy Leitch New Amsterdam Opera House, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 1912 Frank Mantell LDWWWL Sacramento LOSS
Points
Oct. 31, 1911 Bob Moha WWLWDW Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston LOSS
Points
Aug. 22, 1911 Sailor Burke WWLLWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
NWS
June 8, 1911 Jim Sullivan WWWWWW London Palladium,Argyle Street, Soho Billed for British version of World Middleweight title WIN
KO
March 11, 1911 Dave Smith WWWWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1911 Cyclone Johnny Thompson WWWWWL Sydney Stadium, Sydney Thompson claimed World Middleweight

LOSS
Points
Dec. 26, 1910 Dave Smith WWDWWW Sydney Stadium, Sydney LOSS
DQ
Oct. 26, 1910 Ed Williams WWLWLW Sydney Stadium, Sydney WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1910 Jack Twin Sullivan WWLWWW Armory, Boston WIN
Points
June 14, 1910 Al Goodale L Hippodrome, Kansas City WIN
DQ
May 19, 1910 Joe Thomas WWWDWW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
KO
March 19, 1910 Willie Lewis LWWWWD Cirque de Paris, Paris WIN
KO
Nov. 11, 1909 Frank Klaus LWWLWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOSS
NWS
Oct. 8, 1909 Willie Lewis WWWWWW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
July 14, 1909 Fireman Jim Flynn LLWLWL Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles DRAW
NWS
July 5, 1909 Stanley Ketchel LWWWWW Mission Street Arena, Colma World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 15, 1909 Hugo Kelly DLWLDW Mission Street Arena, Colma WIN
KO
March 19, 1909 Fireman Jim Flynn WDLLWL McCarey's Pavilion, Los Angeles LOSS
NWS
Dec. 15, 1908 Hugo Kelly DDDLWL Jeffries' Arena, Vernon DRAW
Points
Nov. 26, 1908 Stanley Ketchel WWWWWL Mission Street Arena, Colma World Middleweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 7, 1908 Stanley Ketchel WWWWWW Jeffries' Arena, Vernon WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1908 Sailor Burke WWLDW National A.C., New York WIN
NWS
Aug. 13, 1908 Johnny Carroll LWLWW Armory A.A., Boston WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 1908 Stanley Ketchel WDWWWW Hippodrome, Milwaukee LOSS
Points
March 16, 1908 Hugo Kelly DWWDDD Hippodrome, Milwaukee WIN
Points
Jan. 21, 1908 Walter Stanton LWWWWD Armory A.A., Boston WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 30, 1907 Hugo Kelly WDWWDD Schlitz Park, Milwaukee Billed American 154lbs Middleweight

DRAW
Points
Nov. 22, 1907 Charlie Haghey LLLDW Winnisimmet A.C., Chelsea WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1907 Tony Caponi WLDDDW Peoria A.C., Peoria WIN
KO
Nov. 9, 1907 Pat O'Keeffe WWWWWW National A.C., Philadelphia DRAW
Points
Oct. 30, 1907 Cy Flynn WLWWWD Pavillion, Brazil WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 1907 Terry Martin WWLWWW National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1907 Tommy Sullivan WWDLW Glen Forest Park, Methuen WIN
KO
June 20, 1907 Tony Caponi LWWLDD Spring Valley DRAW
Points
June 14, 1907 Foster Walker WLLWLL Light Guard Armory, Detroit WIN
KO
June 6, 1907 Jack Morgan WWWLWW Peoria WIN
KO
May 21, 1907 Tony Caponi DLWWLD Davenport A.C., Davenport DRAW
Points
April 30, 1907 Johnny Carroll WWLWWD Peoria A.C., Peoria WIN
KO
March 26, 1907 Billy Rhodes WLWDDL Davenport A.C., Davenport DRAW
Points
March 6, 1907 Billy Rhodes WWLWDD Peoria A.C., Peoria WIN
Points
Feb. 14, 1907 Carl Anderson L Spring Valley A.C., Spring Valley WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1907 Dick Fitzpatrick DWLLWL Peoria A.C., Peoria WIN
Points
Jan. 15, 1907 Tommy Wallace DLLLLL Riverside A.C., Peoria WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1906 Kid Farmer LWWWLW Riverside A.C., Peoria WIN
KO
Nov. 27, 1906 Milt Kinney DLLWLW Peoria A.C., Peoria WIN
KO
July 4, 1906 Carl Purdy La Salle WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 1906 Jack Denny Peru WIN
KO
May 30, 1906 Buster Teegan Turn Hall, La Salle WIN
KO
April 30, 1906 Red Morrisey LL Jones's Club, La Salle WIN
KO
March 24, 1906 Mexican Wonder La Salle WIN
Points