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Dave Crowley boxer

Dave Crowley image
Status inactive
Age 64
Division lightweight
Debut 1929-08-25
Born 1910-05-04
Death 1974-12-11
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence London, United Kingdom
bouts
180
won
128
lost
41
draw
11
bouts
180
won
128
lost
41
draw
11
Status inactive
Age 64
Division lightweight
Debut 1929-08-25
Born 1910-05-04
Death 1974-12-11
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence London, United Kingdom

Born in London, Crowley made his professional debut in August 1929, drawing with George Crain. Initially a bantamweight, Crowley was unbeaten in his first nine fights before suffering his first defeat in December 1929 to Fred Davison, who stopped him in the third round. By late 1932 he had built up an impressive record, winning 55 of his first 64 fights, and in November beat Bill Lewis to become the Southern Area bantamweight champion. Crowley went on to face some of the top bantamweights around including losses to Panama Al Brown and Seaman Tommy Watson, and in 1934 moved up to featherweight.Crowley successfully challenged Tommy Rogers in May 1934 for the Scottish Area featherweight title, taking a 15-round points decision. In June he beat Belgian champion Francois Machtens, and the following month stopped Auguste Gyde in the eleventh round. He was beaten on points in October by World featherweight champion Freddie Miller. In December he got his first British title shot when he challenged Nel Tarleton at Wembley Arena; Tarleton took a points decision to retain the title. In May 1935 he challenged for Benny Caplan's Southern Area title, but the fight ended in a draw. He beat Machtens again on September 1935.

Born in London, Crowley made his professional debut in August 1929, drawing with George Crain. Initially a bantamweight, Crowley was unbeaten in his first nine fights before suffering his first defeat in December 1929 to Fred Davison, who stopped him in the third round. By late 1932 he had built up an impressive record, winning 55 of his first 64 fights, and in November beat Bill Lewis to become the Southern Area bantamweight champion. Crowley went on to face some of the top bantamweights around including losses to Panama Al Brown and Seaman Tommy Watson, and in 1934 moved up to featherweight.Crowley successfully challenged Tommy Rogers in May 1934 for the Scottish Area featherweight title, taking a 15-round points decision. In June he beat Belgian champion Francois Machtens, and the following month stopped Auguste Gyde in the eleventh round. He was beaten on points in October by World featherweight champion Freddie Miller. In December he got his first British title shot when he challenged Nel Tarleton at Wembley Arena; Tarleton took a points decision to retain the title. In May 1935 he challenged for Benny Caplan's Southern Area title, but the fight ended in a draw. He beat Machtens again on September 1935.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 25, 1946 Billy Biddles WWDWWW Manor Place Baths, Walworth LOSS
Points
Dec. 18, 1945 Jackie Rankin WWWWWL Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
Points
Nov. 13, 1945 Jim Smith Caledonian Road Baths, Islington WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1945 Dave Finn WLWWDW The Dome, Brighton LOSS
Points
Aug. 24, 1945 Hal Cartwright DWLLDL The Dome, Brighton WIN
Corner retirement
July 17, 1945 Tom Smith WWWWWW White Hart Lane (Tottenham FC), Tottenham LOSS
Points
July 3, 1945 Al Phillips LWWLLW Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
Points
June 12, 1945 Al Phillips LLWWLL Queensberry Club, Soho LOSS
Points
June 4, 1945 George Pook DLLLLL Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare WIN
Corner retirement
May 2, 1945 Johnny Price WWLWLL Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
Points
April 16, 1945 Al Phillips DWLLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
April 10, 1945 Hal Cartwright WWWWDW New Baths, Willenhall WIN
Points
March 5, 1945 George Pook LWDLLL The Dome, Brighton WIN
Points
Feb. 26, 1945 Dave Finn LWWWWL Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington LOSS
Points
Jan. 22, 1945 Dave Finn WWLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
Jan. 8, 1945 Len Davies LWWWWL Seymour Hall, Marylebone WIN
Points
Dec. 27, 1944 Johnny McManus WLWLWW Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
Points
Dec. 18, 1944 Al Phillips WWWWDW Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington WIN
DQ
Nov. 27, 1944 Ben Duffy WWLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
Oct. 30, 1944 Ben Duffy WWWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
Oct. 17, 1944 Terry McStravick WLWWWL Ulster Hall, Belfast WIN
DQ
Oct. 4, 1944 Syd Worgan WWWWWW Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
Points
Sept. 13, 1944 Johnny Russell LWLWWW Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
Points
Aug. 7, 1944 Eric Dolby LLLLLW City Ground, Nottingham WIN
Points
Aug. 2, 1944 Johnny Russell WLWLWW Queensberry Club, Soho LOSS
DQ
July 15, 1944 Jimmy Jury WLWLLL Skating Rink, Peterborough WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1944 Jackie Rankin LWWWW Queensberry Club, Soho Vacant British (Southern Area) Lightweight

WIN
Points
June 7, 1944 Syd Worgan LLDLWW Lime Grove Baths, Shepherd's Bush LOSS
Points
June 5, 1944 Jimmy Jury DWWLWL Drill Hall, Hornsey WIN
Points
May 25, 1944 Jack Carrick LWWLDL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
April 26, 1944 Bob Ramsey LLWWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
April 3, 1944 George Pook WLWWLL Lime Grove Baths, Shepherd's Bush DRAW
Points
Feb. 21, 1944 Ken Barrett WWWLLW Town Hall, Hornsey WIN
Points
Feb. 18, 1944 Phil Close LWLLLW King George's Hall, Blackburn WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1944 Ken Barrett WWWWWL Town Hall, Hornsey WIN
Points
Jan. 17, 1944 Eric Dolby LLWLLD Colston Hall, Bristol WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 1943 Sam Darkie Sullivan LLLLLL Epsom WIN
Points
Oct. 25, 1943 Jimmy Watson LWLDWL Town Hall, Oxford WIN
DQ
June 18, 1943 Ben Duffy WLWWWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOSS
DQ
May 23, 1943 Laurie Buxton LWWWWW Watford Town Hall, Watford LOSS
KO
Aug. 29, 1942 Ronnie James WWWWWL Taff Vale Park, Pontypridd LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1942 Len Beynon WWWWWW Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
DQ
July 20, 1942 Eric Dolby LWWWWD Queensberry Club, Soho WIN
Points
May 14, 1942 Jackie Rankin WWLWLL Lime Grove Baths, Hammersmith LOSS
KO
April 20, 1942 Dave Finn WWLWLW Seymour Hall, Marylebone LOSS
Points
March 16, 1942 Johnny McGrory WWLDWW Seymour Hall, Marylebone WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 5, 1942 Tom Smith WWWWWW New St James Hall, Newcastle LOSS
Points
Dec. 1, 1941 Harry Lazar WLWWWL Seymour Hall Baths, Marylebone LOSS
Points
Oct. 20, 1941 Douglas Bygrave WWWWLL Seymour Hall, Marylebone WIN
Points
June 12, 1941 Harry Lazar WWWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
May 26, 1941 Tiny Ryan Town Hall, High Wycombe WIN
KO
April 21, 1941 Harry Lazar WWWWWW Coliseum WIN
Points
Feb. 27, 1941 Freddie Simpson WWLLLW Cambridge Theatre WIN
Points
Jan. 20, 1941 Johnny Cunningham WDLWLW Cambridge Theatre WIN
Points
April 11, 1940 Dave Finn DLLWWW Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn LOSS
Points
Feb. 12, 1940 Freddie Simpson WWWWWW Empress Hall, Earl's Court WIN
Points
Feb. 2, 1940 Johnny Cunningham LWLWWW Southampton DRAW
Points
Dec. 9, 1939 Eric Boon WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay BBBofC British Lightweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 2, 1939 Griff Williams WLWWWL Town Hall, Northampton BBBofC British Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1939 Ronnie James WWWWWL Vetch Field, Swansea WIN
DQ
Dec. 15, 1938 Eric Boon WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay BBBofC British Lightweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 7, 1938 Johnny McGrory WWWDLW NSC ,Earls Court Empress Stadium, Kensington LOSS
Points
Oct. 16, 1938 Johnny Softley WWLLWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
June 30, 1938 Mitsos Grispos LLLDLW Edmund Rd Drill Hall, Sheffield WIN
Points
June 23, 1938 Jimmy Walsh WWWWWL Anfield Football Ground, Liverpool BBBofC British Lightweight

WIN
Points
April 4, 1938 Panchon Martinez DLWWWL NSC ,Earls Court Empress Stadium, Kensington WIN
Points
March 3, 1938 Harry Mizler LWWWWW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington Eliminator for British Lightweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 23, 1938 Douglas Kestrell LLWWWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark Eliminator for British Lightweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1937 George Odwell LWWLWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley Eliminator for British Lightweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 4, 1937 Jack Carrick LWLWWW NSC ,Earls Court Empress Stadium, Kensington Eliminator for British Lightweight

WIN
DQ
May 6, 1937 Petey Sarron WWDWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
DQ
Feb. 15, 1937 Jimmy Walsh WWWWWW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1937 George Reynolds LLLWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
Nov. 30, 1936 Cuthbert Taylor LLLLWL Mannesmann Hall, Swansea WIN
Points
Nov. 18, 1936 Harry Mizler WWWWWL Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
Nov. 5, 1936 Billy Murdoch WWLLDD Romford Road Baths, West Ham WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 18, 1936 Tommy Rogers WLWWLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 3, 1936 Mike Belloise WWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York NYSAC World Featherweight

LOSS
KO
May 26, 1936 Mike Belloise WWWWWW Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens NYSAC World Featherweight

DRAW
Points
April 22, 1936 Al Gillette DLWLLL Star Casino, New York NYSAC World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 24, 1936 Dick Corbett WWWDWW Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn BBBofC Southern Area Featherweight

LOSS
Points
Jan. 29, 1936 Ronnie James WWWWDW Wembley Arena, Wembley BBBofC Southern Area Featherweight

WIN
DQ
Jan. 13, 1936 Benny Sharkey LWLWWW New St James Hall, Newcastle BBBofC Southern Area Featherweight

DRAW
Points
Dec. 30, 1935 Johnny Peters DWWWLW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark BBBofC Southern Area Featherweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 9, 1935 Benny Sharkey DDLWLW Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn LOSS
Points
Nov. 4, 1935 Kid Oosterhout LLWWD The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 14, 1935 Harry Kid Farlo WDWLDL Devonshire Club, Hackney WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1935 Frans Machtens WLLDWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
May 27, 1935 Benny Caplan LLWDWW Clapton Greyhound Track, Clapton DRAW
Points
April 11, 1935 Benny Caplan DWLLWD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
March 28, 1935 Ginger Foran LWLWWW The Stadium, Liverpool Eliminator British Featherweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 19, 1935 Johnny McGrory WWDWWW Music Hall, Edinburgh LOSS
DQ
Jan. 24, 1935 Tony Butcher LLLLLL Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1934 Nel Tarleton WWWLWL Wembley Arena, Wembley BBBofC British Featherweight

LOSS
Points
Nov. 4, 1934 Nicolas Wilke LDWLLL Pavilion Theatre Arena, Whitechapel WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1934 Freddie Miller WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
July 10, 1934 Gilbert Johnstone WWWWWW Celtic Park Stadium, Glasgow WIN
KO
July 2, 1934 Auguste Gyde LWWLLL Ex-Servicemen's Club, Northampton WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1934 Frans Machtens WWLWDW Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn DRAW
Points
May 7, 1934 Tommy Rogers WWLWLW Embassy Rink, Sparkbrook BBBofC Scottish Area Featherweight

WIN
Points
April 15, 1934 Albert Roothooft DWLWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark BBBofC Scottish Area Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 11, 1934 Johnny King WWWWLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1933 Seaman Tommy Watson WWLWWL Olympia, Kensington LOSS
KO
Dec. 1, 1933 Bill Lewis WWLLWL Hoxton Baths, Hoxton WIN
Points
Nov. 19, 1933 Dick Corbett WWWWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Oct. 22, 1933 Dick Corbett LWWWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark LOSS
Points
Oct. 9, 1933 Jimmy Walsh WLLWWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOSS
DQ
Sept. 25, 1933 Billy Boulger WLWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1933 Billy Hazel WLLLWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1933 Jimmy Walsh WLWLLW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOSS
Points
June 12, 1933 Panama Al Brown WWWWWW Olympia, Kensington LOSS
Points
May 1, 1933 Jackie Brown WLWWWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
DQ
April 2, 1933 Len Beynon WWWWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark Eliminator British Bantamweight title LOSS
Points
March 6, 1933 Johnny King WWWWWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOSS
Points
Nov. 25, 1932 Johnny King WWWWWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOSS
Points
Nov. 14, 1932 Bill Lewis LWLWWL BBBofC Southern Area Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 11, 1932 Johnny Peters WLWWLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark BBBofC Southern Area Bantamweight

WIN
DQ
May 8, 1932 Danny Andres The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark BBBofC Southern Area Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 17, 1932 Werner Riethdorf WWWWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark BBBofC Southern Area Bantamweight

WIN
KO
April 10, 1932 Jackie Rees WW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
April 3, 1932 Jerry O'Neil WLWWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Feb. 21, 1932 Frankie Ash WLLWLD The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1932 Praxille Gyde DWWDWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Jan. 27, 1932 Tommy Brown WLWWLW Paddington Baths, Paddington WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1932 Dickie Inkles LLLLLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
Dec. 28, 1931 Emile Degand LDDWLW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1931 Bert Kirby WLWLWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Nov. 26, 1931 Bert Kirby LWLWLW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark LOSS
DQ
Nov. 2, 1931 Harry Connolly WWLLLL Croydon Stadium, Croydon WIN
Points
Oct. 25, 1931 Arley Hollingsworth DLLWWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1931 Harry Paulding WLLWWL Drill Hall, Bloomsbury WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 1931 Bert Kirby LWWLLW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Sept. 24, 1931 Ronnie Summerton LLDLDW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1931 Arthur Boy Edge WWWLWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Sept. 7, 1931 George Marsden DDLLWL Clapton Greyhound Track, Clapton WIN
Technical knockout
July 23, 1931 Harry Connolly WWLWWW Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Points
June 28, 1931 Bud Walley DLLWWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
June 14, 1931 Len Beynon WLWWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
June 2, 1931 Jack Ellis DWDWWL Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Technical knockout
May 25, 1931 Johnny Stanton WWDL Hospital Carnival, Sudbury Park WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1931 Billy Jones WLLWLL National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Points
April 27, 1931 Harry Paulding LWWLWW Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn WIN
KO
Feb. 19, 1931 Billy Jones WDWLLW Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn WIN
Points
Feb. 16, 1931 Young Siki WWDLLW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden LOSS
Points
Feb. 8, 1931 Pat Cassidy DWWLWW Vale Hall, Kilburn WIN
Points
Jan. 21, 1931 Harry Paulding DDLLLW London Sporting Club, Kensington WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1931 Jack Connell LLLLDL London Sporting Club, Kensington WIN
Points
Dec. 21, 1930 Teddy Lewis WWLWLL Shoreditch WIN
Points
Dec. 8, 1930 Billy Jones WWWDWL Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn WIN
Points
Nov. 30, 1930 Teddy Lewis LWWWLW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Nov. 24, 1930 Johnny Edwards Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1930 Harry Paulding LWWWDL Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn WIN
Points
Nov. 3, 1930 Harry Paulding DLWWWD The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Oct. 27, 1930 Jack Landea Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1930 Tommy Brown Vale Hall, Kilburn WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1930 Young Green LLDL Vale Hall, Kilburn LOSS
Points
Sept. 15, 1930 Tucker Winch LLDL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark DRAW
Points
Sept. 8, 1930 Billy Jones LLLWWW Premierland, Whitechapel DRAW
Points
Aug. 4, 1930 Tucker Winch LLD Crystal Palace, Sydenham WIN
Points
June 22, 1930 Alf Harris L Vale Hall, Kilburn WIN
Points
June 5, 1930 George Wells The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 1930 Young Siki DDWLLL Vale Hall, Kilburn WIN
Points
May 18, 1930 Len Lemaux Vale Hall, Kilburn WIN
Points
May 12, 1930 Jim Wise L The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
April 24, 1930 Eddie Bolton LD The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Feb. 24, 1930 Dick Furness Fulham Baths, Fulham WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1930 Johnny Merrick LL Hammersmith WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 2, 1930 Billy Jones LLL Vale Hall, Kilburn LOSS
Points
Jan. 9, 1930 Young Siki WLDWLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Dec. 12, 1929 Fred Davison LLLLWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1929 Pat Cassidy DWWDL Fulham DRAW
Points
Dec. 2, 1929 George Wills Fulham Baths, Fulham WIN
Points
Nov. 13, 1929 Harry Brown WDLWLL Paddington Baths, Paddington WIN
Points
Nov. 11, 1929 Jimmy Mellish Fulham Baths, Fulham WIN
Points
Oct. 23, 1929 Arthur Everitt Paddington Baths, Paddington WIN
Points
Oct. 20, 1929 George Green LLWDWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark DRAW
Points
Sept. 30, 1929 Alf Patten The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Sept. 16, 1929 Tommy Cann LLLLL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Sept. 2, 1929 George Green WLLWDW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
Aug. 25, 1929 George Crain Islington DRAW
Points