Billy Soose boxer

Billy Soose boxer
bouts
41
won
34
lost
6
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
middleweight
Debut
1938-03-15
Height
6′ 0½″/184cm
Reach
73″/185cm
Age
83
Born
1915-08-02
Death
1998-09-05
Nationality
USA

After a collegiate boxing career, Soose became a professional boxer in 1938. That same year he met Charley Burley, defeated Soose by a unanimous decision. In 1940 Soose defeated two future middleweight champions, Ken Overlin and Tony Zale. He began 1941 by defeating future heavyweight and light heavyweight title challenger Tami Mauriello and then, in May of that year, beat old foe Overlin for Overlin's middleweight title. He never defended the title and retired in 1942 after losing a bout to Jimmy Bivins.Soose was featured on the cover of the June 1941 Ring magazine and is a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame. He is also the subject of a book, Billy Soose - The Champion Time Forgot.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1942-01-13 Jimmy Bivins WWLLWL Arena, Cleveland LOST
Unanimous decision
1941-12-18 Jimmy Reeves WLWWWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Points
1941-09-15 Ceferino Garcia DWLLWW Gilmore Field, Los Angeles DRAW
1941-07-30 Georgie Abrams WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1941-07-11 Tony Celli LLLLLW Sportman's Park, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
1941-05-09 Ken Overlin WWDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-03-07 Ernie Vigh WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1941-02-07 Ernie Vigh WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-01-03 Tami Mauriello WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1940-12-13 Jimmy Casino DLWWDW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1940-11-07 Vince Pimpinella WWLLLL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-08-21 Tony Zale WWWWWW Mills Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-07-24 Ken Overlin WWWWWW Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
Split-decision
1940-05-30 Jack Ennis LLLLDL Memorial Field, Williamsport WIN
Points
1940-05-15 Eddie Peirce WLLWLW Scranton Stadium, Scranton WIN
Points
1940-03-25 Frankie Nelson WWWWLL Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown WIN
Points
1940-03-05 Enzo Iannozzi LLLLLL Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
KO
1940-02-12 Georgie Abrams LWWWDW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1940-01-29 Bud Mignault LLLLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-01-22 Jimmy Clark LLLLW Town Hall, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
1940-01-15 Vince Pimpinella DLWLLD Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
Points
1939-12-19 Jimmy Jones WWLLWL Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1939-12-11 Paul Pirrone WWLLLW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Points
1939-11-29 Butch Lynch LDLLLL South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre WIN
KO
1939-11-15 Johnny Duca LLLWLL Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Points
1939-10-18 Jack Munley WWDWLW Watres Armory, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
1939-09-25 Georgie Abrams LWWWLW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1939-09-11 Joe Fedz LLLLLL Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
1939-02-20 Johnny Duca LLLLWL Youngstown WIN
Points
1938-11-21 Charley Burley LWWWWW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh LOST
Unanimous decision
1938-10-13 Johnny Duca WLLLLL Maple Grove Arena, Lancaster LOST
Split-decision
1938-10-05 Babe Risko WDLDLL Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1938-09-13 Charley Weise DWLLLL Farrell High Athletic Field, Farrell WIN
KO
1938-08-29 Freddie Lenn WWWWWW Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Unanimous decision
1938-08-02 Eric Lawson LLLLLL Clearfield Park, Clearfield WIN
Technical knockout
1938-07-25 Al Quaill LWLWLD Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
1938-06-17 Johnny Foster WLLWDL Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
1938-06-06 Joe Lujan LLLLLL Long Beach Arena, Long Beach WIN
Technical knockout
1938-04-05 Sewell Hipps WW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1938-03-29 Jimmy Brent LDLDWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1938-03-15 Marine Johnny Dean WL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout