Mysterious Billy Smith boxer

Mysterious Billy Smith boxer
bouts
88
won
35
lost
22
draw
26
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1890-12-01
Height
5′ 8½″/174cm
Reach
-
Age
66
Born
1871-05-15
Death
1937-10-14
Nationality
Canada

Smith turned pro in 1890 and in his ninth fight, he knocked out Danny Needham to win the World welterweight championship in 1892. He held on to it until Tommy Ryan beat him on points in 1902. He won back the vacant title in 1898 by beating Matty Matthews, and lost it again in 1900 to Rube Ferns. Smith bowed out in 1915 when stopped by Jack Root. During his career, Smith scored wins over Young Peter Jackson, Hall of Famers “Barbados” Joe Walcott and George “Kid” Lavigne.Smith died at the age of 66 in Portland, Oregon, where he ran a saloon called “The Champion's Rest.”

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1915-12-29 Jack Root LLWW Rose City A.C., Portland LOST
Technical knockout
1911-07-21 Jim Cameron WWWWLL Dreamland Rink, San Francisco LOST
1910-06-10 Al Neill WDLDLD Exposition Rink, Saint Johns WIN
Points
1903-05-28 Joe Walcott WWWDWD Exposition Building, Portland LOST
Technical knockout
1902-03-14 Tommy Ryan WWLWWW Turner Hall, Kansas City LOST
KO
1902-01-23 Al Neill DWWDWW Pastime A.C., Portland LOST
1901-11-29 Al Neill WWDDWW Exposition Building, Portland DRAW
Points
1901-10-25 Tom Tracey LDLWDD Exposition Building, Portland DRAW
Points
1901-08-19 George Byers DDWLL Victoria Rink, Saint John DRAW
Points
1901-06-14 Young Peter Jackson DLWDDD Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore LOST
Technical knockout
1901-03-21 Tim Hurley DWWLDW Opera House, New London DRAW
Points
1901-02-12 Owen Ziegler LWLWWW Lake City A.C., Erie DRAW
Points
1900-12-27 Jack Mahoney DWDDDL Paterson NC
No Contest
1900-11-22 Mike Donovan DWDDWD Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling DRAW
Points
1900-11-14 Jim Judge WWLWWL Savannah LOST
1900-09-24 Joe Walcott WWWWWL Coliseum, Hartford LOST
1900-09-11 Young Peter Jackson DWWLWL Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
1900-06-29 Jimmy Handler DWLLWW Broadway A.C., New York LOST
1900-05-04 Joe Walcott WWWWWW Broadway A.C., New York LOST
Points
1900-04-17 Matty Matthews WWWLWW Broadway A.C., New York LOST
KO
1900-03-12 Jack Mahoney DDDWDD Hercules A.C., Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1900-01-26 Frank McConnell LDWWWW Broadway A.C., New York WIN
KO
1900-01-15 Rube Ferns WWLWWW Hawthorne A.C., Buffalo LOST
1899-11-08 Charlie McKeever DWDWDW Broadway A.C., Brooklyn WIN
Points
1899-10-20 Charlie McKeever WDWDWD Industrial Hall, Philadelphia LOST
1899-09-29 Billy Stift WLWDWL Star Theatre, Chicago DRAW
Points
1899-09-25 Bob Douglass DLLLD Olympic A.C., Denver WIN
KO
1899-08-04 Andy Walsh DWWLWD Broadway A.C., Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1899-07-31 Young Bailey LL Broadway A.C., Philadelphia WIN
1899-07-28 Jack Mahoney WDDDWD Industrial Hall, Philadelphia DRAW
1899-06-30 Charlie McKeever DWDWDW Broadway A.C., New York DRAW
Points
1899-03-10 George (Kid) Lavigne LWDLDW Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
1899-01-24 Australian Billy Edwards WWWLL Lenox A.C., New York WIN
KO
1898-12-06 Joe Walcott LDDWDW Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Points
1898-11-14 Tommy West WDWWLL Horizon A.C., Bridgeport DRAW
Points
1898-10-07 Charlie McKeever DDWWWL Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Points
1898-10-03 Jim Judge WWWDDW American S.C., Scranton WIN
KO
1898-09-05 Andy Walsh WWWWDW Greater New York A.C., Coney Island DRAW
Points
1898-08-25 Matty Matthews WLWWWD Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Points
1898-07-29 George Green WWWLWL Lenox A.C., New York WIN
Points
1898-06-25 Andy Walsh WLWWWW Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1898-06-03 Billy Stift WLWWWD Tattersall's, Chicago LOST
1898-05-23 Charley Johnson DWWDWD Olympic A.C., Athens DRAW
Points
1898-04-22 Tim Callahan DWWDWW Arena A.C., Philadelphia LOST
1898-04-14 Joe Walcott LDWWLD Park City Theater, Bridgeport DRAW
Points
1898-02-18 Abe Ullman LLLLWW Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore DRAW
Points
1898-01-28 Charley Johnson LLWWDW Arena A.C., Philadelphia LOST
1897-12-13 Johnny Gorman DLWWLD Park City Theater, Bridgeport WIN
1897-12-06 Billy Mulligan debut Yonkers WIN
Technical knockout
1897-10-11 Jack Bonner WLWWW Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia LOST
1897-09-17 Jack Howard debut Clarendon A.C., New York WIN
Technical knockout
1897-09-06 Mike Dempsey L Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1897-08-23 Jack Powers DDDD Saint John DRAW
Points
1897-06-08 Jack Bonner WWWDWL Olympic A.C., Athens LOST
KO
1897-05-29 Abe Ullman LLLLL Polo A.C., New York WIN
Points
1897-03-17 George Green WWDWW The Race Track Arena, Carson City LOST
Technical knockout
1897-01-09 Con Doyle LWWLDW Polo A.C., New York DRAW
Points
1896-11-25 Tommy Ryan DWLWWW Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens LOST
1896-09-04 Australian Jim Ryan LWLDDW Astoria LOST
1896-07-02 Billy Gallagher LLDWWD Occidental A.C., San Francisco NC
No Contest
1896-05-18 Charles Kid McCoy LWWWW Newton Street Armory, Boston LOST
1896-03-30 Bill Husbands WWWLWL National Sporting Club, Covent Garden WIN
Technical knockout
1896-03-05 Trooper Ham debut Store Street Hall, Tottenham Court Road, Westminster WIN
KO
1896-01-15 Pat Kehoe debut Auditorium, Hartford WIN
Technical knockout
1895-12-27 Tom Cawley D Alhambra, Syracuse NC
1895-05-27 Tommy Ryan WWWWWW Sea Side A.C., Coney Island DRAW
Points
1895-04-01 Jimmy Mann debut Atlantic City NC
1895-03-14 Ed Vaughn DL Front Street Theater, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
1895-03-05 Young Hagen debut Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1895-03-01 Joe Walcott WWWWWW Music Hall, Boston DRAW
Points
1895-02-13 Peter Maher WWWWWW Lynn NC
1895-02-01 Harry Gallagher debut Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia WIN
1894-11-19 Jack Powers D Saint John DRAW
Points
1894-10-29 Dick O'Brien WWWWLD Lafayette A.C., Boston DRAW
Points
1894-08-17 Mayo debut Pentwater LOST
KO
1894-07-26 Tommy Ryan DDWWWW Twin City A.C., Minneapolis LOST
Points
1894-05-15 Eddie Butler debut Spring Valley WIN
Technical knockout
1894-02-19 Fletcher Robbins debut Streator WIN
Technical knockout
1894-01-09 Tommy Ryan DDWDWD Casino, Boston DRAW
Points
1893-09-20 Billy McCarthy DWWWWL 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago WIN
Points
1893-08-29 Tommy Ryan WWWDDW Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn DRAW
Points
1893-04-17 Tom Williams WWWWWW Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn WIN
KO
1892-12-14 Danny Needham LWWWWL Wigwam Theatre, San Francisco WIN
KO
1892-09-20 Billy (Shadow) Maber DWWDWL Pastime A.C., Portland WIN
KO
1892-06-29 Charles Gleason DLDWLW Pastime A.C., Portland WIN
Technical knockout
1892-04-28 Tommy West D Pastime A.C., Portland DRAW
Points
1892-03-21 Billy Armstrong W Occidental A.C., San Francisco WIN
KO
1892-02-16 Frank Kelly LL New Wigwam, San Francisco WIN
KO
1892-01-27 Frank Purcell LD California A.C., San Francisco LOST
Points
1892-01-20 Billy Kelly debut California A.C., San Francisco WIN
Points
1891-02-02 Frank Tebeau debut WIN
Technical knockout
1890-12-01 Ed Harvey debut Saint John DRAW
Points