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Kid Norfolk boxer

Kid Norfolk image
Status inactive
Age 72
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1910-11-29
Born 1895-09-20
Death 1968-04-15
Nationality USA
Residence Baltimore, Maryland, USA
bouts
118
won
86
lost
25
draw
7
bouts
118
won
86
lost
25
draw
7
Status inactive
Age 72
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1910-11-29
Born 1895-09-20
Death 1968-04-15
Nationality USA
Residence Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Born William Ward in Belmont, Virginia, Norfolk moved with his family to Panama as a youngster. He made his professional boxing debut on 29 November 1910 at the Albaugh Theater in Baltimore, Maryland, losing a six-rounder to Kid Jasper on points. He fought in Baltimore through 1913, then began campaigning in Panama in 1914. He took his name from having been born on Norfolk Street back in Belmont.Norfolk defeated Abraham Hollandersky decisively in January 1914 in Colon, Panama. Hollandersky had briefly held the Panamanian Heavyweight title from May 1913. Norfolk first officially fought for the Heavyweight Title on 16 May 1915, taking on Jeff Clark at the Vista Allegre Bull Ring in Panama City. Clark (who weighed 173) gave Kid Norfolk (weighing in at 174) a beating, and won the 20-rounder on points. Their weights properly classed them as light heavies. In a rematch on 12 November 1916, Kid Nortolk took Clark's title away from him on points in 20 rounds. The Kid defended the title against one time world heavyweight contender Arthur Pelkey, a Canadian who had held the Dominion's heavyweight title and the White Heavyweight Championship during the latter days of Jack Johnson reign. The Kid K.O.-ed Pelkey in the 13th round.

Born William Ward in Belmont, Virginia, Norfolk moved with his family to Panama as a youngster. He made his professional boxing debut on 29 November 1910 at the Albaugh Theater in Baltimore, Maryland, losing a six-rounder to Kid Jasper on points. He fought in Baltimore through 1913, then began campaigning in Panama in 1914. He took his name from having been born on Norfolk Street back in Belmont.Norfolk defeated Abraham Hollandersky decisively in January 1914 in Colon, Panama. Hollandersky had briefly held the Panamanian Heavyweight title from May 1913. Norfolk first officially fought for the Heavyweight Title on 16 May 1915, taking on Jeff Clark at the Vista Allegre Bull Ring in Panama City. Clark (who weighed 173) gave Kid Norfolk (weighing in at 174) a beating, and won the 20-rounder on points. Their weights properly classed them as light heavies. In a rematch on 12 November 1916, Kid Nortolk took Clark's title away from him on points in 20 rounds. The Kid defended the title against one time world heavyweight contender Arthur Pelkey, a Canadian who had held the Dominion's heavyweight title and the White Heavyweight Championship during the latter days of Jack Johnson reign. The Kid K.O.-ed Pelkey in the 13th round.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 19, 1926 Ted Moore LLLLWD Dreamland Rink, San Francisco LOSS
DQ
Sept. 21, 1925 Frank Moody DLLWL Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
KO
June 17, 1925 Floyd Johnson LLDDLL Auditorium, Oakland LOSS
DQ
June 1, 1925 Frank Farmer LLWWWW Armory, Portland WIN
Majority decision
May 25, 1925 Jack Reddick WWWLWD Stadium Rink, Moose Jaw WIN
Points
May 6, 1925 Ray Pelkey DLDLLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
KO
March 14, 1925 Bob Lawson WWWWWW Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York LOSS
KO
Dec. 9, 1924 Tommy Gibbons WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 27, 1924 Dan Bright LWLD Cambria Fairgrounds, Ebensburg WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1924 Battling Jim McCreary WWWDWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
July 17, 1924 Mexican Joe Lawson WWWLWL Bacharach Ball Park, Atlantic City WIN
KO
May 28, 1924 Tut Jackson WWWLLW Columbus WIN
KO
May 17, 1924 Smiling Kid Nolan LLWDLL Norfolk WIN
KO
May 12, 1924 Bob Lawson DWLLLD Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
DQ
April 19, 1924 Harry Greb WLWWWW Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
DQ
Feb. 23, 1924 Lee Anderson LDWWWD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1924 Battling Jim McCreary WWWWWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
Jan. 9, 1924 Sydney Grant Gayety Theater, Baltimore WIN
KO
Nov. 20, 1923 Battling Siki WWLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Sept. 10, 1923 Smiling Kid Nolan WLLLWD Maryland Baseball Park, Baltimore WIN
KO
Aug. 24, 1923 Tut Jackson LWWWWW Gayety Theater, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
July 14, 1923 Jamaica Kid LLLLLD Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York WIN
KO
May 8, 1923 Tiger Flowers WWWWWW Springfield World's Colored Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 24, 1923 Battling Jim McCreary WWWLWW Grand Opera House, Boston LOSS
Points
March 31, 1923 Wolf Larsen LLWLWL Portland WIN
KO
March 27, 1923 Jack Taylor DWLLWW Pioneer Sporting Club, New York WIN
Points
Jan. 30, 1923 Wolf Larsen LWLLWL Knickerbocker A.C. Arena, Albany LOSS
DQ
Dec. 22, 1922 Lee Anderson WLLLWL Mechanics Building, Boston WIN
Points
Sept. 25, 1922 Jamaica Kid W North Side Field, Dayton WIN
Points
Sept. 11, 1922 Lee Anderson WWWLWW Arena, Boston WIN
Points
July 4, 1922 Tiger Flowers WWWLWL Memphis DRAW
Points
June 23, 1922 Jack Taylor LLWLDW Omaha DRAW
Points
June 2, 1922 John Lester Johnson LLLWWW Riverside Arena, Covington WIN
NWS
April 7, 1922 Al Smaulding WLDLLL El Paso WIN
Points
March 2, 1922 Harry Wills WWLDW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
KO
Feb. 20, 1922 Young Jack Johnson LLLLWW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1922 Tiger Flowers WWWLWW Auditorium, Atlanta WIN
KO
Dec. 30, 1921 Jamaica Kid DLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Aug. 29, 1921 Harry Greb WWWDDW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh LOSS
NWS
June 8, 1921 Clem Johnson DLLLLL Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
NWS
May 30, 1921 Lee Anderson WDDLWW Arizona A.C., Phoenix LOSS
Technical knockout
May 3, 1921 Jamaica Kid LDLLLL Manhattan Casino, New York WIN
Points
April 18, 1921 Phil McNeil WL Auditorium, Freeport WIN
KO
March 21, 1921 Jack Ward LLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
March 10, 1921 Pinky Lewis LLWDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1921 Pinky Lewis LLWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
DQ
Feb. 2, 1921 John Lester Johnson LLWLLL Roller Palace Rink, Detroit WIN
NWS
Jan. 24, 1921 Battling Gahee WLLWWD Southern A.C., Memphis WIN
Points
Jan. 5, 1921 Jamaica Kid DLDLLL Roller Palace Rink, Detroit WIN
NWS
Jan. 3, 1921 Jack Ward LLLLL Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1920 Bill Tate LLWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Nov. 26, 1920 Jeff Clark DLWLLL Eureka A.C., Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1920 Jeff Clark LDLWLL Columbus WIN
Points
Sept. 3, 1920 Jamaica Kid LLDLDL 5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore WIN
Points
Aug. 18, 1920 Larry Williams WLLLLL Arena, Syracuse WIN
NWS
June 22, 1920 Jack Blackburn WWLWWW Madison A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
June 21, 1920 Jeff Clark LWLDLW Fairmont Arena, Columbus WIN
Points
June 18, 1920 Cliff Patillo LWWWL National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
June 14, 1920 John Lester Johnson WLLLLW Convention Hall, Rochester WIN
KO
June 7, 1920 John Lester Johnson WWLLLL Flower City A.C., Rochester LOSS
DQ
May 31, 1920 Silas Green LLWLLL Colonial Theater, Baltimore WIN
KO
May 17, 1920 Jamaica Kid LLLDLD Coliseum, Toledo WIN
NWS
May 7, 1920 Cleve Hawkins LLWLLL Moose Temple, Detroit WIN
NWS
Jan. 12, 1920 Harry Lindsay LLDWWD Southern A.C., Memphis WIN
KO
Dec. 19, 1919 Jack Ward L Moose Temple, Detroit WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 1919 Jamaica Kid DWDLLL Columbus WIN
NWS
Nov. 4, 1919 Jamaica Kid LLDWDL Grand Opera House, Boston WIN
Points
Oct. 24, 1919 Jeff Clark DLLLWL Moose Temple, Detroit WIN
NWS
Oct. 3, 1919 John Lester Johnson DWWWLL Lyric Theater, Baltimore WIN
Points
July 28, 1919 Jamaica Kid WLLLLL Shibe Park, Philadelphia WIN
NWS
June 30, 1919 Larry Williams LLWDDL Open-Air Arena, Jersey City WIN
KO
June 21, 1919 Jack Ward Oriole Park, Baltimore WIN
KO
June 9, 1919 Billy Miske WWWLWW Forbes Field, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
May 26, 1919 Larry Williams LLLWDD Casino Hall, Bridgeport WIN
NWS
May 22, 1919 Bert Kenny LDWLLL Atlantic City WIN
NWS
March 20, 1919 Jim Hosic WLWWWL Atlantic City WIN
NWS
March 7, 1919 Battling Dungy Albaugh Theater, Baltimore WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1919 Clay Turner WWWLW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
NWS
Jan. 8, 1919 Clay Turner LWWWW Armory A.A., Boston WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1919 Jamaica Kid WWLWWL Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Nov. 19, 1918 Clay Turner WLLLWW Armory A.A., Boston LOSS
Points
Oct. 11, 1918 Joe Jeannette LDWWL Spring A.C., West Hoboken WIN
NWS
July 19, 1918 Joe Jeannette WWLDWW International League Ballpark, Jersey City WIN
NWS
July 16, 1918 Battling Jim Johnson LLLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
NWS
May 14, 1918 George Ashe WLLDL Armory A.A., Boston WIN
KO
April 22, 1918 Bill Tate WWLLWW Lyric Theater, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
April 16, 1918 Porky Dan Flynn DLLLLL Armory A.A., Boston WIN
Points
April 15, 1918 George Christian DLWLLL Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
April 5, 1918 George Robinson WLWWWW Commercial A.C., Boston WIN
Points
April 4, 1918 Cleve Hawkins WDLWLL North Adams WIN
Points
March 25, 1918 Jack Thompson LLWWWW Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Dec. 17, 1917 Sam Langford LWWWLD Stockyards Stadium, Denver LOSS
KO
Dec. 4, 1917 Zulu Kid LLLLLL North Adams WIN
Points
Nov. 6, 1917 Tom Cowler WLLLLW Rhode Island A.C., Thornton WIN
NWS
Oct. 26, 1917 Johnny Espen LLLWL Harlem S.C., New York WIN
NWS
Oct. 16, 1917 Billy Miske WLWWWW Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston WIN
Points
Sept. 24, 1917 George Ashe WLDWW Genesee Arena, Rochester WIN
NWS
Aug. 20, 1917 Gunboat Smith DLDWWW Airdome A.C., Rochester WIN
NWS
Aug. 16, 1917 Gus Christie LDWWLW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOSS
NWS
Aug. 3, 1917 Gunboat Smith LLDLDW Urban Liberty Park, Buffalo LOSS
NWS
July 30, 1917 Bert Kenny LLLDLL Airdome A.C., Rochester WIN
NWS
July 20, 1917 Bert Kenny DLLLDL Harlem S.C., New York WIN
NWS
July 19, 1917 Tom Cowler WWWLLL Urban Liberty Park, Buffalo WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1917 Tom Cowler WWWWLL Airdome A.C., Rochester WIN
NWS
June 4, 1917 Tom Cowler LWWWWL Airdome A.C., Rochester WIN
NWS
May 9, 1917 Morris Tasco WWWWW Monumental Theater, Baltimore WIN
KO
April 29, 1917 Sailor Grande WWDLWD Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1917 Arthur Pelkey LLLWWL Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1916 Arthur Pelkey LLLLWW Santa Ana Plaza, Panama City Panamanian Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 12, 1916 Jeff Clark WLLLWW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City Panamanian Heavyweight

Panamian heavyweight title
WIN
Points
Sept. 10, 1916 Jim Briggs WLWWWW Garden Theater, Colon Panamanian Heavyweight

Panamian heavyweight title
WIN
Technical knockout
June 11, 1916 Bill Tate WLWWWW Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City vacant Panamanian Heavyweight

WIN
Points
May 14, 1916 Milton Durant LLDLWL Garden Theater, Colon WIN
KO
March 12, 1916 Rough House Ware LDLWLW American Theater, Colon WIN
Points
Jan. 15, 1916 Black Gunboat Smith WW Garden Theater, Colon WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1915 Gerald Best DWWWWW American Theater, Colon WIN
KO
May 16, 1915 Jeff Clark WWWWWD Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City Panamanian Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
April 11, 1915 Jack Herrick WWWLWL American Theater, Colon WIN
Points
March 14, 1915 Rough House Ware DLLLLW American Theater, Colon Panamanian Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1915 Bobby Loudon American Theater, Colon WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1914 Jack Livingstone LLLLW Colon WIN
Points
Aug. 14, 1914 Nat Dewey DDLLLD Panama City WIN
Points
May 30, 1914 Tommy Connors LWWDW Bull Ring, Vista Allegre LOSS
Points
May 17, 1914 Jack Taylor WWLLWW Panama City DRAW
Points
Jan. 18, 1914 Abe Hollandersky LLWWWW Skating Rink, Colon WIN
Points
Dec. 25, 1913 Jack Livingstone LL Colon WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 1913 Jack Livingstone L Colon WIN
Technical knockout
April 8, 1913 Battling Haley WWWLWW Monumental Theater, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1913 Frank Hunter DWWDD Bohemian Hall, Baltimore WIN
Points
Jan. 16, 1913 Morris Tasco WWWW Westport A.C., Baltimore LOSS
Points
Oct. 8, 1912 Battling Spriggs LLL Albaugh Theater, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1912 Howard Johnson DDWWLW Albaugh Theater, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1912 Larry Temple DLLWWW Albaugh Theater, Baltimore DRAW
Points
May 13, 1912 Kid Jasper DWLLDW Albaugh Theater, Baltimore DRAW
Points
April 9, 1912 Frank Hunter DDWW Albaugh Theater, Baltimore DRAW
Points
March 7, 1912 Black Bill LLLWWL Monumental Theater, Baltimore LOSS
Points
March 6, 1912 Howard Johnson LDDWWL Albaugh Theater, Baltimore LOSS
Points
Feb. 6, 1912 Kid Tasker WD St. Patrick's Gymnasium, Baltimore DRAW
Points
Feb. 2, 1912 Battling Spriggs LL Albaugh Theater, Baltimore WIN
KO
Oct. 18, 1911 Black Kid Williams LDLDDW Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore LOSS
Points
Aug. 28, 1911 Battling Spriggs L Savoy Theater, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
July 10, 1911 Kid Dale Ford Opera House, Baltimore WIN
Points
May 5, 1911 Battling Spriggs Albaugh Theater, Baltimore WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1911 Kid Jasper WDWWWD Lyceum Theater, Baltimore LOSS
Points
Feb. 10, 1911 Kid Stanley Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 13, 1911 Jim Williams WW Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore WIN
Points
Dec. 26, 1910 Kid Jasper WLWDWW Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore LOSS
Points
Dec. 14, 1910 Kid Jasper DWLWDW Junior Hall, Frederick LOSS
Points
Dec. 9, 1910 Kid Cummings Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore LOSS
Points
Nov. 29, 1910 Kid Jasper LDWLWD Albaugh Theater, Baltimore LOSS
Points