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Harry Wills boxer

Harry Wills image
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1911-01-02
Born 1892-05-15
Death 1958-12-21
Nationality USA
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
bouts
87
won
70
lost
9
draw
3
bouts
87
won
70
lost
9
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 66
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1911-01-02
Born 1892-05-15
Death 1958-12-21
Nationality USA
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

His managers included Jim Buckley and Paddy Mullins.Wills fought many of the top heavyweights of his era. He defeated Willie Meehan, who had decisioned Jack Dempsey, Gunboat Smith and Charley Weinart. He also fought Luis Firpo in a match that ended in No Decision. Wills faced future heavyweight champion Jack Sharkey in 1926, and was being decisively beaten when he was disqualified. The next year, Wills was knocked out by heavyweight contender Paolino Uzcudun in a bout that signalled the end of his reign as a serious title contender. His final record was 75 wins (with 47 knockouts), 9 losses and 2 draws. In 2003, he was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

His managers included Jim Buckley and Paddy Mullins.Wills fought many of the top heavyweights of his era. He defeated Willie Meehan, who had decisioned Jack Dempsey, Gunboat Smith and Charley Weinart. He also fought Luis Firpo in a match that ended in No Decision. Wills faced future heavyweight champion Jack Sharkey in 1926, and was being decisively beaten when he was disqualified. The next year, Wills was knocked out by heavyweight contender Paolino Uzcudun in a bout that signalled the end of his reign as a serious title contender. His final record was 75 wins (with 47 knockouts), 9 losses and 2 draws. In 2003, he was named to the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 19, 1932 Big John Glover Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1932 Vinko Jakasa LWLDLL Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1931 Jack Rose LLWLLL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1929 Andres Castano WLWLWW New York Coliseum, Bronx WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1929 Andres Castano WLWLWL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City Mexico Heavyweight

LOSS
DQ
July 13, 1927 Paulino Uzcudun WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn LOSS
KO
Oct. 12, 1926 Jack Sharkey WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn LOSS
DQ
Oct. 26, 1925 Floyd Johnson DLLWWL 1st Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
July 2, 1925 Charley Weinert WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1924 Luis Angel Firpo WWLWWW Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City WIN
NWS
June 9, 1924 Bartley Madden WWLWWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Points
Nov. 5, 1923 Jack Thompson WWLLLL 1st Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 1923 Homer Smith WLLLWW Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 1922 Clem Johnson LLLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1922 Tut Jackson WWWWWW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1922 Buddy Jackson LWL Broad A.C., Newark WIN
KO
July 17, 1922 Jeff Clark WWLDLL Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg WIN
KO
June 29, 1922 Jeff Clark LWWLDL Trenton WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1922 Kid Norfolk LWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Jan. 17, 1922 Sam Langford LLWLWW Arena, Milwaukie WIN
Points
Jan. 6, 1922 Bill Tate LLLWLW Arena, Milwaukie DRAW
Points
Jan. 2, 1922 Bill Tate WLLLWL Arena, Milwaukie LOSS
DQ
Dec. 8, 1921 Bill Tate LWLLLW Stockyards Stadium, Denver WIN
Points
Nov. 30, 1921 Jack Thompson LDWLL Stockyards Stadium, Denver
NC
Nov. 18, 1921 Denver Ed Martin DDLWWW Arena, Milwaukie WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1921 Clem Johnson LLLLLL Riverside Arena, Covington WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 10, 1921 Gunboat Smith WDWLLL Stadium, Havana WIN
KO
July 2, 1921 Bill Tate WWLWLL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 1921 Ray Bennett WWLWWL Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
June 3, 1921 Battling Jim McCreary WWWLWL Arena, Syracuse WIN
KO
May 27, 1921 Andy Johnson LLLLL Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
KO
April 8, 1921 Jack Thompson LDLDW Odeon Theater, Saint Louis WIN
NWS
Feb. 11, 1921 Jeff Clark LWLLLL Bob Wright's Coliseum, Highlandtown WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1921 Bill Tate LWWLWL Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
KO
Sept. 15, 1920 Jeff Clark WLDLWL Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 8, 1920 Sam McVea LDWLLW Ice Palace, Philadelphia
NC
July 26, 1920 Fred Fulton WWWWWW 1st Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
KO
June 1, 1920 Ray Bennett WWLWW Armory A.A. Hall, Bridgeport WIN
Technical knockout
April 23, 1920 Sam Langford WDWWWW Stockyards Stadium, Denver WIN
Points
March 17, 1920 Andy Johnson WLLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO
Jan. 12, 1920 Jack Thompson LDWD Convention Hall, Tulsa WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1920 Jack Thompson WLDWD Coliseum, San Francisco
NC
Dec. 4, 1919 Ole Anderson WDLWDW Coliseum, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 20, 1919 K O Kruvosky WLDDLW Coliseum, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 5, 1919 Sam Langford LDWWLD Convention Hall, Tulsa WIN
Points
Oct. 20, 1919 Joe Jeannette WWWWWW 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
NWS
Sept. 30, 1919 Sam Langford WWLDWW Arena, Syracuse WIN
NWS
Aug. 18, 1919 Jeff Clark WDLLLW Arena, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
July 4, 1919 Sam Langford WWLLWW Sportsman's Park, Saint Louis WIN
NWS
June 10, 1919 John Lester Johnson LDWWWL Jersey City WIN
NWS
Nov. 15, 1918 Jack Thompson LWWWLL Atlantic City S.C., Atlantic City DRAW
NWS
Sept. 14, 1918 Jack Thompson LLWWWL National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Aug. 19, 1918 Jeff Clark WWLLLL Atlantic City S.C., Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1918 Sam McVea WWWWWL Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
Points
May 19, 1918 Sam Langford WWLDWL Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1918 Sam Langford WWWLDW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1918 Sam McVea WWWWWW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1917 Jeff Clark LWWLLL Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 1917 Sam Langford LLWWWL Coliseum, Toledo DRAW
NWS
Sept. 20, 1917 Sam Langford WLLWWW Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn WIN
NWS
June 1, 1917 Battling Jim Johnson DLWLLW Harlem S.C., New York WIN
NWS
May 11, 1917 Sam Langford WWLWWW Cambria A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
April 30, 1917 Jack Thompson WWLLWL Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn WIN
NWS
Feb. 7, 1917 Battling Jim Johnson LDLWLL Future City A.C., Saint Louis LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1916 Jack Thompson LDWWWL Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn WIN
NWS
Nov. 18, 1916 Jack Thompson LLDWWW Fairmont A.C., Bronx WIN
KO
Nov. 11, 1916 Bill Tate WWWWLW Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn WIN
NWS
Oct. 13, 1916 George Kid Cotton WLLLWL Harlem S.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 3, 1916 George Kid Cotton LWLLLW Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1916 Jeff Clark WWWWLL Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Points
April 25, 1916 Sam Langford WWLWWW Coliseum, Saint Louis WIN
NWS
April 7, 1916 John Lester Johnson WWWWWW Harlem S.C., New York WIN
NWS
March 7, 1916 Sam Langford DLLWWW Broadway Arena, Brooklyn WIN
NWS
Feb. 11, 1916 Sam Langford WDWDLL Tommy Burns Arena, New Orleans LOSS
KO
Jan. 3, 1916 Sam Langford LWDWDL Tulane A.C., New Orleans WIN
Points
Dec. 3, 1915 Sam Langford WLWDWD Harlem S.C., New York WIN
NWS
Sept. 7, 1915 Sam McVea WDWWWW Atlas A.A., Boston WIN
Points
July 5, 1915 Battling Jim Johnson WDLLLL Sacandaga Park, Gloversville WIN
NWS
May 19, 1915 Sam McVea WWWWWD St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOSS
NWS
March 12, 1915 John Lester Johnson WWWLDW Tommy Burns Arena, New Orleans WIN
Points
Dec. 20, 1914 Sam McVea DWWWWW McDonoghville Park, New Orleans LOSS
Points
Nov. 26, 1914 Sam Langford DWWLWW Arena, Vernon LOSS
KO
Oct. 30, 1914 Jim Cameron WWLLLW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
Points
Oct. 16, 1914 Charlie Horn DWWLLL Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1914 Sailor Grande WWWLWW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
Points
Sept. 18, 1914 Charley Miller WLLDWD Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
KO
Sept. 4, 1914 Willie Meehan DDWDWW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
Points
Aug. 21, 1914 Battling Brandt LLL Pavilion Rink, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1914 Mexican Pete Everett WLLLLL Sonora WIN
KO
July 4, 1914 Soldier Elder LWLDWD El Paso WIN
KO
June 9, 1914 Joe Jeannette LWWWWW National Baseball Park, New Orleans DRAW
NWS
May 1, 1914 Sam Langford WWWWWW National Baseball Park, New Orleans DRAW
NWS
Feb. 7, 1914 Rough House Ware DWDLDL New Orleans WIN
KO
Jan. 8, 1914 George Kid Cotton WLLLDW Northside A.C., New Orleans WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1913 Jimmy Sullivan Northside A.C., New Orleans WIN
KO
Oct. 3, 1913 George Kid Cotton WWDWLL Pelican Stadium, New Orleans WIN
KO
July 1, 1913 Joe Jeannette WWWWW Northside A.C., New Orleans DRAW
Points
June 18, 1913 Jeff Clark WDWWWW New Orleans DRAW
Points
Feb. 2, 1913 Kid Brown LL New Orleans WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1913 Jack Graves
ND
Nov. 20, 1912 Jack Tholmer WWWWWD Northside A.C., New Orleans WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1912 Dave Mills WWDDWL Elks Club, El Paso
ND
May 5, 1912 Kid Brown L New Orleans WIN
KO
April 4, 1912 Ben Peden New Orleans WIN
KO
Feb. 14, 1912 George Kid Cotton LLWWD Louisiana A.C., New Orleans LOSS
KO
Feb. 2, 1912 Sam Collier D New Orleans WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1912 Harry Brown New Orleans WIN
KO
Oct. 25, 1911 Nat Dewey LLWDDD Louisiana A.C., New Orleans WIN
NWS
March 1, 1911 Kid Navarro New Orleans WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1911 Battling Taylor Rock Island WIN
KO
Jan. 2, 1911 Casey White Chicago WIN
KO