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Jimmy Wilde boxer

Jimmy Wilde image
Status inactive
Age 76
Division flyweight
Height 5′ 2½″/159cm
Reach 66″/168cm
Debut 1911-01-01
Born 1892-05-12
Death 1969-03-10
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Tylorstown, Wales, United Kingdom
bouts
142
won
132
lost
3
draw
1
bouts
142
won
132
lost
3
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 76
Division flyweight
Height 5′ 2½″/159cm
Reach 66″/168cm
Debut 1911-01-01
Born 1892-05-12
Death 1969-03-10
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence Tylorstown, Wales, United Kingdom

William James Wilde (15 May 1892 – 10 March 1969) was a Welsh professional boxer and world boxing champion. Often regarded as the greatest British fighter of all time, he was the first official world flyweight champion and was rated by American boxing writer Nat Fleischer, as well as many other professionals and fans including former boxer, trainer, manager and promoter, Charley 'Broadway' Rose, as "the Greatest Flyweight Boxer Ever". Wilde earned various nicknames such as, "The Mighty Atom," "Ghost with the Hammer in His Hand" and "The Tylorstown Terror" due to his bludgeoning punching power. While reigning as the world's greatest flyweight, Wilde would take on bantamweights and even featherweights, and knock them out. As well as his professional career, Wilde participated in 151 bouts judged as 'newspaper decisions', of these he boxed 70 rounds, won 7 and lost 1, with 143 being declared as 'no decisions'. Wilde has the longest recorded unbeaten streak in boxing history, having gone 104-0.Jimmy Wilde's birth certificate states that he was born in the Taff Bargoed Valley community of Pentwyn Deintyr) (now known as the Graig), Quakers Yard, Treharris, Wales, in the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil. His parents later moved to the village of Tylorstown in the Rhondda Valley when Wilde was around 6 years old. Wilde was the son of a coal miner and worked in the coal pits himself. He was small enough to crawl through gullies impassable to most of his colleagues. He started boxing at the age of sixteen in fairground boxing booths, where crowds were amazed by his toughness and ability to knock down much larger opponents, most of which were local men weighing around 200 lbs. In 1910, Wilde married his wife Elizabeth and was a father the same year. He left Tylorstown Colliery in 1913.

William James Wilde (15 May 1892 – 10 March 1969) was a Welsh professional boxer and world boxing champion. Often regarded as the greatest British fighter of all time, he was the first official world flyweight champion and was rated by American boxing writer Nat Fleischer, as well as many other professionals and fans including former boxer, trainer, manager and promoter, Charley 'Broadway' Rose, as "the Greatest Flyweight Boxer Ever". Wilde earned various nicknames such as, "The Mighty Atom," "Ghost with the Hammer in His Hand" and "The Tylorstown Terror" due to his bludgeoning punching power. While reigning as the world's greatest flyweight, Wilde would take on bantamweights and even featherweights, and knock them out. As well as his professional career, Wilde participated in 151 bouts judged as 'newspaper decisions', of these he boxed 70 rounds, won 7 and lost 1, with 143 being declared as 'no decisions'. Wilde has the longest recorded unbeaten streak in boxing history, having gone 104-0.Jimmy Wilde's birth certificate states that he was born in the Taff Bargoed Valley community of Pentwyn Deintyr) (now known as the Graig), Quakers Yard, Treharris, Wales, in the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil. His parents later moved to the village of Tylorstown in the Rhondda Valley when Wilde was around 6 years old. Wilde was the son of a coal miner and worked in the coal pits himself. He was small enough to crawl through gullies impassable to most of his colleagues. He started boxing at the age of sixteen in fairground boxing booths, where crowds were amazed by his toughness and ability to knock down much larger opponents, most of which were local men weighing around 200 lbs. In 1910, Wilde married his wife Elizabeth and was a father the same year. He left Tylorstown Colliery in 1913.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 18, 1923 Pancho Villa LWWWWL Polo Grounds, New York LOSS
KO
Jan. 13, 1921 Pete Herman WWLLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Technical knockout
May 24, 1920 Patsy Wallace LLLLWL Toronto WIN
Points
May 13, 1920 Battling Al Murray WWDWWL National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
May 1, 1920 Bobby Dyson WWDWWL Cuddy's Arena, Lawrence WIN
KO
April 21, 1920 Battling Al Murray WWWDWW Sportsman's Club, Camden Billed World flyweight title WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1920 Young Zulu Kid LWWDLL Windsor WIN
NWS
March 12, 1920 Frankie Mason WWWWDW Coliseum, Toledo WIN
NWS
March 3, 1920 Patsy Wallace WLWLL National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Feb. 19, 1920 Mickey Russell LLWLWW 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1920 Mike Ertle WWWWLL Auditorium, Milwaukee WIN
KO
Jan. 8, 1920 Babe Asher WLLWWW Future City A.C., Saint Louis WIN
NWS
Dec. 6, 1919 Jackie Sharkey WWWWWL Auditorium, Milwaukee LOSS
NWS
July 17, 1919 Memphis Pal Moore WWWWWL Olympia, Kensington WIN
Points
May 16, 1919 Alf Mansfield WLWLW Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Technical knockout
April 21, 1919 Jimmy Buck DWWWWW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
March 31, 1919 Joe Lynch DWWWWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Points
Aug. 31, 1918 Joe Conn WWWWWW Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1918 Dick Heasman WW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British Flyweight

World Flyweight title
WIN
Corner retirement
March 28, 1918 Corporal Jacobs Theatre Royal, Aldershot National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British Flyweight

World Flyweight title
WIN
KO
March 22, 1917 Jimmy Russell Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Technical knockout
March 12, 1917 George Clark LWWWWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden EBU European Flyweight

National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British Flyweight

World Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1916 Young Zulu Kid WWLLLW Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 9, 1916 Tommy Noble WWWLLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
July 31, 1916 Johnny Hughes LLLLWL Kensal Rise Athletic Ground, Kensal Rise BBBofC British Flyweight

EBU European Flyweight

International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Flyweight

WIN
KO
June 26, 1916 Tancy Lee WLWWWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden EBU European Flyweight

International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Flyweight

National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British Flyweight

WIN
KO
May 29, 1916 Tommy Harrison WWDWWL Oxford Music Hall WIN
Corner retirement
May 13, 1916 Darkey Saunders LLWDLL Woolwich Dockyard Labour Club, Woolwich WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1916 Benny Thomas LWWLLW Empire Theatre, Cardiff WIN
Points
April 24, 1916 Johnny Rosner DWWWDL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Flyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 27, 1916 Sid Smith LWDDLW Hoxton Baths, Hoxton WIN
KO
March 9, 1916 Sam Kellar LLLWWW West London Stadium, Marylebone WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 14, 1916 Joe Symonds WWWLWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Flyweight

National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British Flyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 27, 1916 Jimmy Morton DWLLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
Jan. 24, 1916 Tommy Noble WWWWWW New Cross Baths, New Cross WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 8, 1916 Billy Young Rowlands WLDLLW Empire, Swansea WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 1915 Sid Smith LWLWDD National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1915 Danny Elliott LLLLLL Central Baths, Bradford WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1915 Johnny Best DDLDLD Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 1915 Tommy Hughes WWLLWL Palace Theatre, Barrow In Furness WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 20, 1915 Peter Cullen DDLWLW Drill Hall, Dublin WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 23, 1915 Walter Buchan DL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 14, 1915 George Clark LW Pheasant Inn Grounds, Carbrook WIN
Corner retirement
July 24, 1915 Driver Bethuen Pheasant Inn Grounds, Carbrook WIN
Corner retirement
March 25, 1915 Sid Shields L Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1915 Tancy Lee WWWWWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden vacant EBU European Flyweight

International Boxing Union World (1913 - 1946) Flyweight

vacant National Sporting Club (1891-1929) British Flyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1914 Sid Smith WLLWLW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1914 Joe Symonds WWWWDW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Points
Sept. 28, 1914 Alf Mansfield WLWWLW West London Stadium, Marylebone WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 20, 1914 Young Baker LLWLWL Boulevard Rink, Leicester WIN
Points
Aug. 10, 1914 Young Ted Walters WLDWWL St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
DQ
July 23, 1914 Artie Edwards DLWLWW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Points
July 18, 1914 Charley Jordan W New Marquee, Tonypandy WIN
Corner retirement
June 22, 1914 Charlie Banyard L Market Hall, Aberdare WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1914 Georges Gloria LWLWDW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Technical knockout
April 27, 1914 Alf Mansfield WWWLWW Olympia Skating Rink, Leeds WIN
Points
April 16, 1914 Albert Bouzonnie WWWWWW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
April 13, 1914 Jack Madden WWLD Portland Skating Rink, Ashton under Lyne WIN
KO
March 30, 1914 Eugene Husson WDWWWW National Sporting Club, Covent Garden EBU European Flyweight

billed World 7st title
WIN
KO
March 26, 1914 Bill Kyne LLWLLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1914 George Jaggers Artillery Drill Hall, Sheffield WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 12, 1914 Paddy Carroll LWLLWL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
KO
Feb. 9, 1914 Tom Thomas WWWWWW Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 2, 1914 Kid Nutter WDLLLW Drill Hall, Birkenhead WIN
Points
Jan. 29, 1914 Billy Padden WLLWLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 8, 1914 Young Beynon WWWWLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Points
Jan. 3, 1914 Kid Nutter WWDL Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
Points
Dec. 24, 1913 Kid Levene WDDWLL Marquee, Tonypandy WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1913 Harry Brooks LLWWWW Free Trade Hall, Manchester WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 13, 1913 Billy Charles LWD Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 6, 1913 Young George Dando WLLLLL Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil WIN
DQ
Nov. 22, 1913 Dido Gains WWLLLL Drill Hall, Swansea WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1913 Jack Dyer WL Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1913 Young Baker WDLWLL Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 1, 1913 Darkey Saunders WWLWWL Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1913 Young George Dando LWLLLL Westgate Rink, Cardiff WIN
Points
Sept. 18, 1913 Kid Levene WWDDWL Olympia Skating Rink, Hanley WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 11, 1913 Harry Curley Olympia Skating Rink, Hanley WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 8, 1913 Dido Gains WWWLLL Drill Hall, Sheffield WIN
Points
Sept. 6, 1913 Dick Jenkins LLL Ferndale WIN
Points
Aug. 28, 1913 Jack Dyer W Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 1913 Darkey Saunders LWWLWW American Skating Rink, Cardiff WIN
Points
July 19, 1913 Young George Dando WLWLLL Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
Points
July 12, 1913 Tommy Lewis LD Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
Points
July 1, 1913 Dick Lewis Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
Corner retirement
June 21, 1913 Gwilym Thomas LD Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
Technical knockout
June 14, 1913 Billy Padden LWWLLW Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
Points
May 24, 1913 Dai Davies L Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
Points
May 5, 1913 Ivor Meredith Aberdare
ND
April 19, 1913 Billy Yates WL Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy WIN
KO
April 12, 1913 Will Rees Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
KO
March 24, 1913 Harry Taylor LWDDWL Drill Hall, Swansea WIN
Corner retirement
March 13, 1913 Billy Young Rowlands Pentre WIN
NWS
March 8, 1913 Dai Matthews LDL Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
Corner retirement
March 1, 1913 Harry Stuckey L Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy
ND
Feb. 22, 1913 Ben Hardwick WDW Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
NWS
Feb. 15, 1913 Kid Fitzpatrick WLLLWL Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 1913 Young Tony Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy
ND
Feb. 1, 1913 Dick Jenkins LL Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
NWS
Jan. 18, 1913 Tommy Hughes Hippodrome, Tonypandy Billed English 100lbs title WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 1, 1913 Billy Padden WDDLWW Victoria AC, Glasgow WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 28, 1912 Harry Stuckey L Marquee, Tonypandy
ND
Dec. 21, 1912 Billy Yates W Theatre Royal, Cardiff WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 14, 1912 Stoker Staines L Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 1912 Alf Williams L Pentre WIN
Points
Nov. 23, 1912 Kid Pearson Pavilion, Mountain Ash WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 16, 1912 Jim Ransford Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 13, 1912 Llewellyn Boswell WLLLLD Swansea WIN
Points
Nov. 9, 1912 Phil Davies WDDLLW Olympia Rink, Merthyr WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 19, 1912 Walter Hall Attercliffe Boxing Hall, Sheffield WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1912 Jim Stuckey Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 10, 1912 Mike Flynn Tonypandy
NC
Aug. 3, 1912 Joe Gans Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1912 Kid Morris DL Welsh National A.C., Cardiff billed British 94lbs title WIN
Corner retirement
June 20, 1912 Lewis Williams LL Pavilion, Tonypandy billed British 94lbs title WIN
KO
June 3, 1912 Joe Young Wilson WWLWDL National Sporting Club, Covent Garden billed British 94lbs title
ND
April 4, 1912 Roland Hall LLW billed British 94lbs title WIN
KO
March 9, 1912 Sam Jennings LL Cardiff billed British 94lbs title WIN
Points
Feb. 15, 1912 Sam Jennings L Pontypridd billed British 94lbs title WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1912 Young Baker WWLLW Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool WIN
Points
Jan. 20, 1912 Matt Wells Nipper The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 1911 Ted Roberts LL Pontypridd WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1911 Young Towell WL Pontypridd WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1911 Jim Young Rice D Pontypridd WIN
KO
Nov. 11, 1911 Young Towell W Pontypridd WIN
KO
Oct. 30, 1911 Young Sam Langford DWWLW Pontypridd WIN
KO
Oct. 20, 1911 Young Powell Pontypridd WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1911 Joe Rogers LWLLLL Pontypridd WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1911 Ted Powell Pontypridd WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1911 Frank Avent W Pontypridd WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1911 Sam Jennings Millfield A.C., Pontypridd WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1911 Fred Chappell Pontypridd WIN
Points
July 7, 1911 Steve Thomas W Pontypridd WIN
KO
June 20, 1911 Kid Morris D Pontypridd WIN
Points
June 3, 1911 Billy Brown Pontypridd WIN
KO
May 25, 1911 Ted Roberts L Pontypridd WIN
KO
May 15, 1911 Archie Grant L Pontypridd WIN
KO
May 8, 1911 James Easton LLDLWL Olympia, Edinburgh WIN
Points
May 5, 1911 Dai Roberts Pontypridd WIN
KO
April 20, 1911 Billy Papke Pontypridd WIN
KO
April 10, 1911 Eddie Thomas Millfield A.C., Pontypridd WIN
KO
April 4, 1911 Archie Grant Pontypridd WIN
KO
March 20, 1911 Dai Thomas Millfield A.C., Pontypridd WIN
Technical knockout
March 13, 1911 Lewis Williams Millfield A.C., Pontypridd WIN
Corner retirement
March 9, 1911 Dick Jenkins L Cardiff WIN
Points
Feb. 23, 1911 Young Williams Millfield A.C., Pontypridd WIN
Points
Jan. 20, 1911 Dai Jones WL Pontypridd DRAW
Points
Jan. 10, 1911 Dick Jenkins Pontypridd WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1911 Ted Roberts Millfield A.C., Pontypridd WIN
KO