|Real name||William James Wilde|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
|Born||15 May 1892|
Quakers Yard, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
|Died||10 March 1969 (aged 76)|
Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales
|Wins by KO||99|
William James Wilde (15 May 1892 – 10 March 1969) was a Welsh professional boxer who competed from 1911 to 1923. He held the IBU world flyweight title in 1916, the EBU European flyweight title twice; firstly in 1914 and again from 1916 to 1917, the BBBofC British flyweight title in 1916 and the National Sporting Club's British flyweight title from 1916 to 1918. 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 the results were: Won 7 and lost 1, with 143 being declared as 'no decisions'. Wilde has the third longest recorded unbeaten streak in boxing history, having gone 92–0–1. Behind Packey McFarland who went 106–1–6 losing only his 9th fight and going another 104 unbeaten and behind Young Griffo who was 7–1–3 early on and bringing his record up to 79–1–38 going 107 fights unbeaten.
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.
The record books often show that Wilde started boxing professionally in 1911, but it is widely assumed (and later confirmed by boxing analysts) that he had been fighting professionally for at least four years before that. His claim that he had at least 800 fights is probably greatly exaggerated, but it was certainly more than the 152 shown in Boxrec and elsewhere. His officially listed debut was on 26 December 1910, when he fought Les Williams to a no-decision in three rounds. His first win came on 1 January 1911, when he knocked out Ted Roberts in the third round
Managed by Teddy Lewis, reserve captain of the local rugby club, Pontypridd RFC, Wilde went undefeated in 103 bouts, all of which were held in Britain, a remarkable achievement. In the middle of that streak, on 31 December 1912, he won the British 7 stone championship by beating Billy Padden by an eighteenth-round knockout in Glasgow. He finally lost his undefeated record when he challenged Tancy Lee for the vacant British and Europe Flyweight Championship on 15 January 1915 in London. Wilde was knocked out in the seventeenth round (of twenty).
In 1915, Wilde was hospitalized, requiring an operation for "an internal complaint". After a sixteen-fight knockout streak, on 14 February 1916 he won the British flyweight title by beating Joe Symonds by a knockout in round twelve at the National Sporting Club in London. On 24 April 1916, Wilde beat Johnny Rosner by a knockout in the eleventh round at Liverpool Stadium to win the IBU World Flyweight title. On 13 May, he had two fights on the same day at Woolwich Dockyard (against Darkey Saunders and Joe Magnus), winning both by knockout, both fights combined lasting less than five rounds. On 26 June Wilde returned to the National Sporting Club to take his revenge on Tancy Lee with an eleventh-round knockout. On 18 December, Wilde became recognised as the first World Flyweight Champion (the IBU title was only recognised in Europe) when he defeated Young Zulu Kid of the United States, knocking him out in the eleventh round of their bout at the Holborn Stadium.
In late December 1916, after being rejected on two previous occasions due to an old leg problem from a colliery accident and for being underweight, Wilde was accepted into the British Army and while never seeing active service, became an instructor at Aldershot.
In 1917, he retained the world title by beating George Clarke by a knockout in four. With that win, he also won the European title and recovered the British title. But that would be his last title defence, as soon he decided to vacate the world title. He kept fighting and winning, and in 1919, he beat Joe Lynch, another boxer who was a world champion, by decision in 15.
Wilde travelled to the United States for a series of fights, and on 6 December 1919, lost to "Little" Jackie Sharkey in a ten-round newspaper decision of the Milwaukee Journal before a crowd close to 8,000 at the Auditorium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sharkey was considered a decisive winner, taking eight of the ten rounds according to the newspapermen at ringside. Sharkey's blows were said to land more frequently and with greater force. Sharkey's win was at least a minor upset as Wilde led in the early betting 2 to 1.
In 1920, Wilde went undefeated in 10 fights, but then, he lost by a knockout in 17 to former World Bantamweight Champion Pete Herman, who outweighed him by more than a stone (14 pounds), in 1921. The bout was originally scheduled as a title defence, but Herman had lost his championship to Lynch the month before. Herman easily regained the Bantamweight title from Lynch in July 1921, leading some to suspect that he had left the title behind with Lynch in America intentionally. That was the fight that marked his return to Britain after touring the United States all of 1920. After a win over Young Jennings, he announced his retirement.
Wilde returned to the ring out of a sense of obligation to defend his title against Pancho Villa on 18 June 1923 at the Polo Grounds in New York. After losing by a knockout in seven to the Philippines' first world champion, Wilde announced his retirement before returning to England, confirming his decision on 1 January 1924.
In 1927, at the age of 35, Wilde was reportedly considering making a comeback, but never returned to competitive boxing.
Having had his first book, Hitting and Stopping: How I Won 100 Fights, published in 1914, Wilde wrote two additional books, the instructional The Art of Boxing (1923). and the 1938 autobiography Fighting Was My Business.
Wilde's son David followed him into a career in professional boxing, although without great success.
In the 1930s he lived in a house in Hocroft Court, Cricklewood, from where almost all of his boxing trophies and medals were stolen in a 1936 burglary. He became a boxing referee, including in 1936 refereeing every bout of a boxing tournament at the Hastings Pier Pavilion. In December 1936 he was injured after being thrown from a car driven by a friend when it collided with a van near Hampstead.
Wilde lived the last few years of his life in the Cadoxton district of Barry, South Wales. With his final boxing winnings, Wilde entered into several business schemes, including a Welsh cinema chain and partnership in a cafe at 5 Western Shelter, Barry Island that was named 'The Mighty Atom' cafe. None were successful and he spent his final years in poverty. In 1965, Wilde suffered serious injuries during a mugging at a train station in Cardiff, from which he never recovered. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1967, and two years later Wilde died in a hospital in Whitchurch. He was buried in Barry Cemetery.
Awards and recognition
With the longest unbeaten streak in boxing history, he went 103 fights before his first loss. Wilde had a record of 139 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw and 5 no-contests, with an impressive 99 wins by knockout. Ring Magazine, named him both the 3rd greatest puncher of all time, and the greatest flyweight of all time, and rated him as the 13th greatest fighter of the 20th century.
He was ranked as the top flyweight of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization in 2006.
Professional boxing record
|150 fights||131 wins||3 losses|
|150||Loss||131–3–1 (15)||Pancho Villa||KO||7 (20)||Jun 18, 1923||Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.||Lost NBA flyweight title;|
For inaugural NYSAC and The Ring flyweight titles
|149||Loss||131–2–1 (15)||Pete Herman||TKO||17 (20)||Jan 13, 1921||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, England|
|148||Win||131–1–1 (15)||Patsy Wallace||PTS||10||May 24, 1920||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Retained world flyweight title|
|147||Win||130–1–1 (15)||Battling Al Murray||KO||2 (8)||May 13, 1920||National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|146||Win||129–1–1 (15)||Bobby Dyson||KO||1 (12)||May 01, 1920||Cuddy's Arena, Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|145||Win||128–1–1 (15)||Battling Al Murray||TKO||8 (8)||Apr 21, 1920||Sportsman's Club, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.||Retained world flyweight title|
|144||Win||127–1–1 (15)||Young Zulu Kid||NWS||10||Apr 12, 1920||Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|143||Win||127–1–1 (14)||Frankie Mason||NWS||12||Mar 12, 1920||Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.||Retained world flyweight title|
|142||Win||127–1–1 (13)||Patsy Wallace||NWS||6||Feb 19, 1920||National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|141||Win||127–1–1 (12)||Mickey Russell||TKO||7 (8)||Feb 19, 1920||4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|140||Win||126–1–1 (12)||Mike Ertie||KO||3 (10)||Jan 29, 1920||Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|139||Win||125–1–1 (12)||Babe Asher||NWS||8||Jan 08, 1920||Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|138||Loss||125–1–1 (11)||Jackie Sharkey||NWS||10||Dec 06, 1919||Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|137||Win||125–1–1 (10)||Memphis Pal Moore||PTS||20||Jul 17, 1919||Olympia, Kensington, London, England|
|136||Win||124–1–1 (10)||Alf Mansfield||TKO||13 (15)||Apr 21, 1919||Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, England|
|135||Win||123–1–1 (10)||Jimmy Buck||KO||3 (15)||Apr 21, 1919||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|134||Win||122–1–1 (10)||Joe Lynch||PTS||15||Mar 31, 1919||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England|
|133||Win||121–1–1 (10)||Joe Conn||TKO||12 (20)||Aug 31, 1918||Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, London, England|
|132||Win||120–1–1 (10)||Dick Heasman||RTD||2 (20)||Apr 29, 1918||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||Retained NSC British and world flyweight titles|
|131||Win||119–1–1 (10)||Corporal Jacobs||KO||4 (6)||Mar 28, 1918||Headquarters Gymnasium, Aldershot, Hampshire, England|
|130||Win||118–1–1 (10)||Jimmy Russell||TKO||3 (15)||Mar 22, 1917||Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, England|
|129||Win||117–1–1 (10)||George Clark||TKO||4 (20)||Mar 12, 1917||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||Retained IBU, NSC British, and world flyweight titles|
|128||Win||116–1–1 (10)||Young Zulu Kid||RTD||11 (20)||Dec 18, 1916||Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, England||Won inaugural world flyweight title|
|127||Win||115–1–1 (10)||Tommy Noble||TKO||15 (20)||Nov 09, 1916||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|126||Win||114–1–1 (10)||Johnny Hughes||KO||10 (20)||Jul 31, 1916||Kensal Rise Athletic Ground, Kensal Rise, London, England||Retained IBU and NSC British flyweight titles|
|125||Win||113–1–1 (10)||Tancy Lee||KO||11 (20)||Jun 26, 1916||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||Retained IBU and vacant NSC British flyweight titles|
|124||Win||112–1–1 (10)||Tommy Harrison||RTD||8 (20)||May 29, 1916||Oxford Music Hall, London, England|
|123||Win||111–1–1 (10)||Darkey Saunders||TKO||3 (6)||May 13, 1916||Woolwich Dockyard Labour Club, Woolwich, London, England|
|122||Win||110–1–1 (10)||Joe Magnus||KO||2 (6)||May 13, 1916||Empire Theatre, Cardiff, Wales|
|121||Win||109–1–1 (10)||Benny Thomas||PTS||15||Apr 29, 1916||Empire Theatre, Cardiff, Wales|
|120||Win||108–1–1 (10)||Johnny Rosner||RTD||11 (20)||Apr 24, 1916||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England||Retained IBU flyweight title|
|119||Win||107–1–1 (10)||Sid Smith||KO||3 (20)||Mar 27, 1916||Hoxton Baths, Hoxton, London, England|
|118||Win||106–1–1 (10)||Sam Kellar||RTD||8 (20)||Mar 09, 1916||West London Stadium, Marylebone, London, England|
|117||Win||105–1–1 (10)||Joe Symonds||RTD||12 (20)||Feb 14, 1916||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||Won IBU and NSC British flyweight titles|
|116||Win||104–1–1 (10)||Jimmy Morton||KO||2 (15)||Jan 27, 1916||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|115||Win||103–1–1 (10)||Tommy Noble||RTD||11 (20)||Jan 24, 1916||New Cross Baths, New Cross, London, England|
|114||Win||102–1–1 (10)||Billy Young Rowlands||TKO||7 (20)||Jan 08, 1916||Empire, Swansea, Wales|
|113||Win||101–1–1 (10)||Sid Smith||TKO||8 (15)||Dec 20, 1915||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England|
|112||Win||100–1–1 (10)||Danny Elliott||KO||2 (15)||Dec 13, 1915||Central Baths, Bradford, Yorkshire, England|
|111||Win||99–1–1 (10)||Johnny Best||TKO||14 (15)||Dec 09, 1915||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|110||Win||98–1–1 (10)||Tommy Hughes||RTD||8 (15)||Nov 27, 1915||Palace Theatre, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, England|
|109||Win||97–1–1 (10)||Peter Cullen||RTD||9 (15)||Oct 20, 1915||Drill Hall, Dublin, Ireland|
|108||Win||96–1–1 (10)||Walter Buchan||RTD||5 (15)||Sep 23, 1915||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|107||Win||95–1–1 (10)||George Clark||RTD||8 (15)||Aug 14, 1915||Pheasant Inn Grounds, Carbrook, Yorkshire, England|
|106||Win||94–1–1 (10)||Driver Bethuen||RTD||5 (10)||Jul 24, 1915||Pheasant Inn Grounds, Carbrook, Yorkshire, England|
|105||Win||93–1–1 (10)||Sid Shields||KO||2 (20)||Mar 25, 1915||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|104||Loss||92–1–1 (10)||Tancy Lee||TKO||17 (20)||Jan 25, 1915||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||For vacant IBU, and NSC British flyweight title|
|103||Win||92–0–1 (10)||Sid Smith||TKO||9 (15)||Dec 03, 1914||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England||Retained British 112lbs title claim|
|102||Win||91–0–1 (10)||Joe Symonds||PTS||15||Nov 16, 1914||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||British flyweight title eliinator|
|101||Win||90–0–1 (10)||Alf Mansfield||RTD||9 (15)||Sep 28, 1914||West London Stadium, Marylebone, London, England|
|100||Win||89–0–1 (10)||Young Baker||PTS||15||Aug 20, 1914||Boulevard Rink, Leicester, Leicestershire, England|
|99||Win||88–0–1 (10)||Young Ted Walters||DQ||6 (15)||Aug 10, 1914||St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England|
|98||Win||87–0–1 (10)||Artie Edwards||PTS||15||Jul 23, 1914||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|97||Win||86–0–1 (10)||Charley Jordan||RTD||10 (15)||Jul 23, 1914||New Marquee, Tonypandy, Wales|
|96||Win||85–0–1 (10)||Charley Jordan||RTD||10 (15)||Jul 18, 1914||New Marquee, Tonypandy, Wales|
|95||Win||84–0–1 (10)||Charlie Banyard||TKO||9 (15)||Jun 22, 1914||Market Hall, Aberdare, Wales|
|94||Win||83–0–1 (10)||Georges Gloria||TKO||5 (15)||May 11, 1914||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England|
|93||Win||82–0–1 (10)||Alf Mansfield||PTS||20||Apr 27, 1914||Olympia Skating Rink, Leeds, Yorkshires, England|
|92||Win||81–0–1 (10)||Albert Bouzonnie||TKO||6 (15)||Apr 16, 1914||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|91||Win||80–0–1 (10)||Jack Madden||KO||4 (15)||Apr 13, 1914||Portland Skating Rink, Ashton under Lyne, England|
|90||Win||79–0–1 (10)||Eugene Husson||KO||6 (20)||Mar 30, 1914||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||Won IBU flyweight title|
|89||Win||78–0–1 (10)||Bill Kyne||TKO||4 (15)||Mar 26, 1914||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|88||Win||77–0–1 (10)||George Jaggers||RTD||5 (15)||Feb 16, 1914||Artillery Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England|
|87||Win||76–0–1 (10)||Paddy Carroll||KO||2 (15)||Feb 12, 1914||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|86||Win||75–0–1 (10)||Tom Thomas||TKO||7 (10)||Feb 09, 1914||Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England|
|85||Win||74–0–1 (10)||Kid Nutter||PTS||15||Feb 02, 1914||Drill Hall, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England|
|84||Win||73–0–1 (10)||Billy Young Padden||TKO||3 (15)||Jan 29, 1914||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|83||Win||72–0–1 (10)||Young Beynon||PTS||15||Jan 08, 1914||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|82||Win||71–0–1 (10)||Kid Nutter||PTS||15||Jan 03, 1914||Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy, Wales|
|81||Win||70–0–1 (10)||Harry Brooks||RTD||9 (15)||Dec 16, 1913||Free Trade Hall, Manchester|
|80||Win||69–0–1 (10)||Billy Charles||RTD||6 (20)||Dec 13, 1913||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|79||Win||68–0–1 (10)||Young George Dando||DQ||10 (15)||Dec 06, 1913||Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales|
|78||Win||67–0–1 (10)||Dido Gains||PTS||15||Nov 22, 1913||Drill Hall, Swansea, Wales|
|77||Win||66–0–1 (10)||Jack Young Dyer||TKO||2 (15)||Nov 21, 1913||Manchester, England|
|76||Win||65–0–1 (10)||Young Baker||RTD||10 (15)||Nov 13, 1913||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|75||Win||64–0–1 (10)||Darkey Saunders||TKO||11 (15)||Nov 01, 1913||Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy, Wales|
|74||Win||63–0–1 (10)||Young George Dando||PTS||20||Sep 22, 1913||Westgate Rink, Cardiff, Wales|
|73||Win||62–0–1 (10)||Kid Levene||RTD||7 (15)||Sep 18, 1913||Olympia Skating Rink, Hanley, Staffordshire, England|
|72||Win||61–0–1 (10)||Harry Curley||RTD||12 (15)||Sep 11, 1913||Olympia Skating Rink, Hanley, Staffordshire, England|
|71||Win||60–0–1 (10)||Dido Gains||PTS||15||Sep 08, 1913||Artillery Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England|
|70||Win||59–0–1 (10)||Dick Jenkins||PTS||10||Sep 06, 1913||Ferndale, Wales|
|69||Win||58–0–1 (10)||Jack Young Dyer||TKO||3 (15)||Aug 28, 1913||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|68||Win||57–0–1 (10)||Darkey Saunders||PTS||10||Aug 04, 1913||American Skating Rink, Cardiff, Wales|
|67||Win||56–0–1 (10)||Young George Dando||PTS||15||Jul 19, 1913||Tonypandy, Wales|
|66||Win||55–0–1 (10)||Tommy Lewis||PTS||15||Jul 12, 1913||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|65||Win||54–0–1 (10)||Dick Lewis||RTD||3 (15)||Jul 01, 1913||Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy, Wales|
|64||Win||53–0–1 (10)||Gwilym Thomas||TKO||5 (15)||Jun 21, 1913||Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy, Wales|
|63||Win||52–0–1 (10)||Billy Young Padden||PTS||12||Jun 16, 1913||Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy, Wales|
|62||Win||51–0–1 (10)||Dai Davies||PTS||12||May 24, 1913||Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy, Wales|
|61||ND||50–0–1 (10)||Ivor Meredith||ND||10||May 05, 1913||Aberdare, Wales|
|60||Win||50–0–1 (9)||Billy Yates||KO||4 (12)||Apr 19, 1913||Pavilion Skating Rink, Tonypandy, Wales|
|59||Win||49–0–1 (9)||Will Rees||KO||2 (12)||Apr 12, 1913||Marquee, Tonypandy, Wales|
|58||Win||48–0–1 (9)||Harry Taylor||RTD||3 (6)||Mar 24, 1913||Drill Hall, Swansea, Wales|
|57||Win||47–0–1 (9)||Billy Young Rowlands||NWS||6||Mar 13, 1913||Drill Hall, Pentre, Wales|
|56||Win||47–0–1 (8)||Dai Matthews||RTD||4 (12)||Mar 08, 1913||Marquee, Tonypandy, Wales|
|55||ND||46–0–1 (8)||Harry Stuckey||ND||6||Mar 01, 1913||Hippodrome, Tonypandy, Wales|
|54||Win||46–0–1 (7)||Ben Hardwick||NWS||8||Feb 22, 1913||Hippodrome, Tonypandy, Wales|
|53||Win||46–0–1 (6)||James Kid Fitzpatrick||TKO||3 (20)||Feb 15, 1913||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|52||ND||45–0–1 (6)||Young Tony||ND||10||Feb 08, 1913||Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|51||ND||45–0–1 (5)||Dick Jenkins||ND||10||Feb 01, 1913||Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales||Agreed no-decision bout if Jenkins lasted the distance. Wilde was the unofficial winner|
|50||Win||45–0–1 (4)||Tommy Hughes||RTD||7 (15)||Jan 18, 1913||Hippodrome, Tonypandy, Wales|
|49||Win||44–0–1 (4)||Billy Young Padden||TKO||18 (20)||Jan 01, 1913||Victoria AC, Glasgow, Scotland|
|48||ND||43–0–1 (4)||Harry Stuckey||ND||6||Dec 28, 1912||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|47||Win||43–0–1 (3)||Billy Yates||RTD||4 (15)||Dec 21, 1912||Theatre Royal, Cardiff, Wales|
|46||Win||42–0–1 (3)||Stoker Staines||KO||1 (15)||Dec 14, 1912||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|45||Win||41–0–1 (3)||Alf Williams||PTS||15||Nov 30, 1912||Pentre, Wales|
|44||Win||40–0–1 (3)||Kid Pearson||RTD||2 (6)||Nov 23, 1912||Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales|
|43||Win||39–0–1 (3)||Jim Ransford||RTD||2 (20)||Nov 16, 1912||Scarrott's Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|42||Win||38–0–1 (3)||Llewellyn Boswell||PTS||6||Nov 13, 1912||Swansea, Wales|
|41||Win||37–0–1 (3)||Phil Davies||RTD||2 (6)||Nov 09, 1912||Olympia Rink, Merthyr, Wales|
|40||Win||36–0–1 (3)||Walter Hall||TKO||3 (6)||Sep 19, 1912||Attercliffe Boxing Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England|
|39||Win||35–0–1 (3)||Jim Stuckey||TKO||8 (8)||Aug 17, 1912||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|38||ND||34–0–1 (3)||Mike Flynn||ND||8||Aug 10, 1912||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|37||Win||34–0–1 (2)||Joe Gans||TKO||7 (8)||Aug 03, 1912||Pavilion, Tonypandy, Wales|
|36||Win||33–0–1 (2)||Kid Morris||RTD||5 (20)||Jul 20, 1912||Welsh National A.C., Cardiff, Wales|
|35||ND||32–0–1 (2)||Lewis Williams||ND||6||Jun 20, 1912||Mid Rhondda Athletic Grounds, Tonypandy, Wales||No decision trial bout|
|34||ND||32–0–1 (1)||Joe Wilson||ND||3||Jun 03, 1912||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, England||No decision trial bout|
|33||Win||32–0–1||Roland Hall||KO||4 (?)||Apr 04, 1912||United Kingdom|
|32||Win||31–0–1||Sam Jennings||PTS||6||Mar 09, 1912||Badminton Club, Cardiff|
|31||Win||30–0–1||Sam Jennings||PTS||6||Feb 15, 1912||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|30||Win||29–0–1||Young Baker||PTS||6||Feb 01, 1912||Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|29||Win||28–0–1||Matt Wells' Nipper||TKO||1 (10)||Jan 20, 1912||The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, England|
|28||Win||27–0–1||Ted Roberts||KO||4 (?)||Dec 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|27||Win||26–0–1||Young Towell||KO||3 (?)||Dec 12, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|26||Win||25–0–1||Jim Young Rice||KO||4 (?)||Nov 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|25||Win||24–0–1||Young Towell||KO||4 (?)||Nov 11, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|24||Win||23–0–1||Young Sam Langford||KO||2 (?)||Oct 30, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|23||Win||22–0–1||Young Powell||KO||3 (?)||Oct 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|22||Win||21–0–1||Joe Rogers||KO||5 (?)||Oct 10, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|21||Win||20–0–1||Ted Powell||KO||3 (?)||Sep 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|20||Win||19–0–1||Frank Avent||KO||4 (?)||Sep 09, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|19||Win||18–0–1||Sam Jennings||TKO||11 (15)||Aug 26, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|18||Win||17–0–1||Fred Chappell||PTS||6||Aug 08, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|17||Win||16–0–1||Steve Thomas||KO||3 (?)||Jul 07, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|16||Win||15–0–1||Kid Morris||PTS||6||Jun 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|15||Win||14–0–1||Billy Brown||KO||4 (?)||Jun 03, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|14||Win||13–0–1||Ted Roberts||KO||2 (?)||May 25, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|13||Win||12–0–1||Archie Grant||KO||3 (?)||May 15, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|12||Win||11–0–1||James Easton||PTS||10||May 08, 1911||Olympia, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|11||Win||10–0–1||Dai Roberts||KO||3 (?)||May 05, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|10||Win||9–0–1||Billy Papke||KO||2 (?)||Apr 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|9||Win||8–0–1||Eddie Thomas||KO||2 (?)||Apr 10, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|8||Win||7–0–1||Archie Grant||KO||3 (?)||Apr 04, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|7||Win||6–0–1||Dai Thomas||TKO||3 (?)||Mar 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|6||Win||5–0–1||Lewis Williams||RTD||4 (6)||Mar 13, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|5||Win||4–0–1||Dick Jenkins||PTS||6||Mar 09, 1911||Cardiff, Wales|
|4||Win||3–0–1||Young Williams||PTS||6||Feb 23, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|3||Draw||2–0–1||Dai Jones||PTS||6||Jan 20, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|2||Win||2–0||Dick Jenkins||PTS||6||Jan 10, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
|1||Win||1–0||Ted Roberts||KO||3 (6)||Jan 01, 1911||Millfield A.C., Pontypridd, Wales|
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|Inaugural Champion|| World Flyweight Champion
18 December 1916 – 18 June 1923