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Matty Matthews (William Matthews) boxer

Matty Matthews image
Status inactive
Age 75
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Debut 1893-06-03
Born 1873-07-13
Death 1948-12-06
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA
bouts
90
won
55
lost
18
draw
17
bouts
90
won
55
lost
18
draw
17
Status inactive
Age 75
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Debut 1893-06-03
Born 1873-07-13
Death 1948-12-06
Nationality USA
Residence New York, New York, USA

Matthews was born and raised in the lower East side of New York City in the Brooklyn area, near Corlear's Hook, on July 18, 1873, and excelled at baseball as a childhood sport, particularly pitching. In his early life, he gained strength as a truck driver delivering cases of tea. Boxing referee Charley White may have acted as his earliest manager and arranged his first bout with local boxer Johnny Bennis, who he knocked out in telling fashion. He had several jobs in manual labor, at one time building ships in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Matthews began boxing around 1893, and by July 1896, had won seven of his better publicized bouts with only one loss and two draws.

Matthews was born and raised in the lower East side of New York City in the Brooklyn area, near Corlear's Hook, on July 18, 1873, and excelled at baseball as a childhood sport, particularly pitching. In his early life, he gained strength as a truck driver delivering cases of tea. Boxing referee Charley White may have acted as his earliest manager and arranged his first bout with local boxer Johnny Bennis, who he knocked out in telling fashion. He had several jobs in manual labor, at one time building ships in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Matthews began boxing around 1893, and by July 1896, had won seven of his better publicized bouts with only one loss and two draws.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 19, 1908 Patsy Sweeney LWDDDW Navarre A.C., Ulmer Park, Brooklyn WIN
NWS
March 16, 1906 Rube Ferns LWDLWW International A.C., Buffalo LOSS
KO
March 7, 1906 Charley Hitte WWWWLL Albany LOSS
DQ
Jan. 5, 1906 Eugene Bezenah LWDDW Riverview A.C., Cincinnati DRAW
Points
Dec. 15, 1905 Johnny Carroll L Homard A.C., Brooklyn LOSS
KO
April 14, 1905 Tommy Sullivan WWLDDW Unity Cycle Club, Lawrence LOSS
KO
April 8, 1905 Billy Burke LWLWWW National A.C., Philadelphia DRAW
NWS
March 1, 1905 Willie Fay L New Orleans WIN
Points
Jan. 3, 1905 Johnny Gilsey LLL Southern A.C., New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1904 Foster Walker WWL Olympic A.C., Grand Rapids WIN
Points
Nov. 30, 1904 Willie Fay Unexpected A.C., New Orleans WIN
Points
Oct. 22, 1904 Eddie Kennedy LWDLLD Carnegie DRAW
Points
April 16, 1904 Joe Grim LLLDLW National A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
March 19, 1904 Billy Devine WWLDWW National A.C., Philadelphia DRAW
NWS
Jan. 16, 1904 Billy Devine WDWWLD National A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
Jan. 13, 1904 Honey Mellody DWLWDW Central A.C., Boston LOSS
Points
Jan. 1, 1904 Frank Tyson WLWLL Norfolk WIN
Points
Dec. 29, 1903 Izzy Strauss LDWLW Southern A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1903 Martin Duffy WWWWWW Port Huron A.C., Port Huron LOSS
Points
April 27, 1903 Rube Ferns LLWWLL International A.C., Fort Erie LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1903 Tom Couhig LWWWWD Masonic Hall, Allegheny WIN
Points
Dec. 22, 1902 Rube Ferns WLLWWL Kenyon's Hall, Allegheny WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1902 Owen Ziegler LDWWWL Savannah A.C., Savannah WIN
DQ
Nov. 25, 1902 Eddie Kennedy LLWDWW New Turner Hall, Allegheny WIN
Points
Sept. 11, 1902 Patsy Sweeney WLDWLW Pastime A.C., New Britain LOSS
Technical knockout
March 10, 1902 Martin Duffy WWWWWW American A.C., Chicago LOSS
Points
March 6, 1902 Tom Couhig WWLLLW Vapor City A.C., Hot Springs LOSS
Points
Oct. 28, 1901 Tom Couhig WWWWLL International A.C., Fort Erie WIN
DQ
Sept. 28, 1901 Eddie Kennedy DDWDWL Mutual Street Rink, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 2, 1901 Patsy Sweeney DDWWDW Nutmeg A.C., Hartford WIN
Points
May 24, 1901 Rube Ferns WWWWWL Mutual Street Rink, Toronto LOSS
KO
April 29, 1901 Tom Couhig WDWWWW Buckingham Theater, Louisville WIN
Points
Nov. 21, 1900 Owen Ziegler DWLWLW Penn Art Club, Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
Oct. 30, 1900 Charley Burns LLWLLL Star A.C., Chicago WIN
Points
Oct. 16, 1900 Rube Ferns WWWWWW Light Guard Armory, Detroit WIN
Points
Oct. 8, 1900 Jack Bennett LLWLLL Penn Art Club, Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
Aug. 30, 1900 Rube Ferns WWWWWW Light Guard Armory, Detroit LOSS
Points
June 5, 1900 Eddie Connolly WDLWWD Seaside A.C., Brooklyn LOSS
Points
May 4, 1900 Kid Parker WWWWDW Colorado A.C., Denver DRAW
Points
April 17, 1900 Mysterious Billy Smith DLWLWD Broadway A.C., New York WIN
KO
April 9, 1900 Billy Payne WDDLWL Niles A.C., Youngstown WIN
Points
April 6, 1900 Charlie McKeever WDWDWL Industrial Hall, Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
March 26, 1900 Owen Ziegler LWWWDW Niles A.C., Youngstown WIN
KO
March 19, 1900 Eddie Connolly LLWDWD Hercules A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1900 Kid McPartland WDLDWL Broadway A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1900 Kid McPartland WWDLDW Hercules A.C., Brooklyn WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1900 Jack Bennett WWWWWW Admiral A.C., Cincinnati WIN
KO
Jan. 8, 1900 Izzy Strauss LWLDWW Hercules A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1899 Kid Carter WDDWWW Pelican A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Points
Dec. 2, 1899 Hugh McWinters WWWDLW Pelican A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 20, 1899 Charley Burns DLLLLW Robinson Opera House, Cincinnati WIN
Points
Nov. 17, 1899 Kid McPartland WDWWWW Star Theatre, Chicago DRAW
Points
Oct. 27, 1899 Eddie Connolly DDWLLW Broadway A.C., Brooklyn DRAW
Points
Sept. 14, 1899 Bobby Dobbs WWWWW Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn WIN
DQ
Aug. 14, 1899 George Kerwin DLLDLL Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
July 31, 1899 Eddie Connolly DDDDWL Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Points
July 10, 1899 Otto Sieloff WWLWDL Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1899 Jack Bennett WDWWLW Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling DRAW
Points
June 21, 1899 Charley Burns DDDDLL Youngstown WIN
KO
May 12, 1899 Owen Ziegler WDDDWD Star Theatre, Chicago DRAW
Points
May 8, 1899 Frank Bartley LLWDWW Denver A.C., Denver DRAW
Points
March 27, 1899 Tommy Ryan DDLDWL Youngstown A.C., Youngstown WIN
Points
Jan. 19, 1899 Paddy Fenton WLLLDD Waverly A.C., Yonkers WIN
Points
Jan. 2, 1899 Owen Ziegler LLWWDD Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn DRAW
Points
Dec. 24, 1898 George Kerwin WWDDWD Queen City A.C., Toronto WIN
Points
Dec. 10, 1898 Owen Ziegler DWLLWW Queen City A.C., Toronto DRAW
Points
Oct. 21, 1898 Tommy Ryan LDDLDW Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 25, 1898 Mysterious Billy Smith DLDLDW Lenox A.C., New York World Welterweight

LOSS
Points
June 18, 1898 Kid McPartland WWWDLW Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn World Welterweight

DRAW
Points
May 26, 1898 Tom Broderick LDWDWL Waverly A.C., Yonkers World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1898 Owen Ziegler WLWLDD Opera House, Paterson World Welterweight

WIN
Points
April 20, 1898 Tom Broderick WLDWDW Waverly A.C., Yonkers World Welterweight

WIN
Points
April 12, 1898 Charlie McKeever LDWDDW Central Armory, Cleveland LOSS
Points
March 31, 1898 Austin Gibbons WLWWL Opera House, Paterson WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1898 Dan McConnell WDLLWW Trenton A.C., Trenton LOSS
DQ
Jan. 22, 1898 Charley Johnson WLLWWD Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
Dec. 27, 1897 Owen Ziegler LWWWLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Dec. 21, 1897 Mike Leonard LLLDDW Rienzi A.C., Rochester WIN
Points
Dec. 13, 1897 Charlie McKeever WWLLDW Olympic A.C., Athens DRAW
Points
Sept. 27, 1897 Frank Garrard LWLWWD Olympic A.C., Buffalo WIN
Points
Aug. 4, 1897 Frank Garrard DLWLWW Celeron Theater, Celoron DRAW
Points
May 5, 1897 Wilmington Jack Daly LDWWWW Empire A.C., Syracuse LOSS
Points
April 10, 1897 Mike Farragher LWLDWD National S.C., New York WIN
KO
Feb. 6, 1897 Jack Sullivan LL Union Park A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 25, 1897 Jack Everhardt DDLWWW Union Park A.C., New York DRAW
Points
Dec. 28, 1896 Johnny Laughlin LDD Connors A.C., Buffalo DRAW
Points
Nov. 7, 1896 Sam Tonkins LLWLWL Brooklyn WIN
Points
Oct. 29, 1896 Stanton Abbott DDDDDL Empire A.C., Buffalo WIN
KO
Oct. 5, 1896 Jack Hanley DLDLWL Empire A.C., Buffalo WIN
Points
July 27, 1896 Mike Leonard LLLWL Palm A.C., New York DRAW
Points
May 2, 1896 Harry Peterson L New York DRAW
Points
March 12, 1896 Billy Lee W Manhattan A.C., New York WIN
KO
Feb. 11, 1896 Nick Collins WL New York WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1895 Tom Frazier DD New Manhattan A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1895 Jack Gibbons New Manhattan A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 1, 1895 Johnny Bemis New York WIN
KO
Feb. 5, 1895 John A Sullivan Union Park A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 29, 1894 Joe Burke LLL New Manhattan A.C., New York LOSS
Points
June 3, 1893 California Jack Dempsey LDWWLL Rockaway A.C., Rockaway WIN
KO