Title Fights

Middleweight

14-03-1886
Nonpareil Jack Dempsey TKO13 George LaBlanche
13-12-1887
Nonpareil Jack Dempsey TKO45 John Reagan
18-02-1890
Nonpareil Jack Dempsey TKO28 Billy McCarthy

14-01-1891
Bob Fitzsimmons TKO13 Nonpareil Jack Dempsey
26-09-1894
Bob Fitzsimmons KO2 Dan Creedon

Fitzsimmons vacated the middleweight championship in 1895 to compete as a heavyweight.

17-12-1897
Charles Kid McCoy TKO15 Dan Creedon

McCoy vacated the championship after the fight to compete as a heavyweight.

24-10-1898
Tommy Ryan PTS20 Jack Bonner
23-11-1898
Tommy Ryan TKO8 Johnny Gorman
23-12-1898
Tommy Ryan TKO14 Dick O’Brien
01-03-1899
Tommy Ryan KO8 Charley Johnson
31-08-1899
Tommy Ryan PTS20 Jack Moffat
18-09-1899
Tommy Ryan TKO10 Frank Craig
04-03-1901
Tommy Ryan TKO17 Tommy West
24-06-1902
Tommy Ryan KO3 Johnny Gorman
15-09-1902
Tommy Ryan KO6 Kid Carter

Tommy Ryan retired in December 1906. Ryan “gave” the title to Hugo Kelly, who had claimed the title after defeating Philadelphia Jack O’Brien in April 1905. Kelly, however, was not accepted by the public as the new champion, and Kelly lost his claim to Billy Papke. The title was also claimed by Stanley Ketchel, who defeated Joe Thomas, Jack Sullivan and Billy Papke to re-establish lineage.

22-12-1903
Philadelphia Jack O’Brien PTS15 Jack Twin Sullivan
(O’Brien claims middleweight title)
14-04-1904
Philadelphia Jack O’Brien KO3 Jack Twin Sullivan
(O’Brien claimed middleweight title)
24-03-1905
Philadelphia Jack O’Brien DQ2 Young Peter Jackson
(O’Brien claimed middleweight title)
07-04-1905
Philadelphia Jack O’Brien PTS10 Young Peter Jackson
(O’Brien claimed middleweight title)
25-04-1905
Hugo Kelly PTS10 Philadelphia Jack O’Brien
(Kelly claims middleweight title)
11-12-1905
Hugo Kelly D10 Young Mahoney
(Kelly claimed middleweight title)
09-03-1906
Hugo Kelly D20 Jack Twin Sullivan
(Kelly claimed middleweight title)
25-06-1906
Hugo Kelly KO3 Young Mahoney
(Kelly claimed middleweight title)
24-08-1906
Hugo Kelly KO6 Tony Caponi
(Kelly claimed middleweight title)
10-05-1907
Hugo Kelly D20 Jack Twin Sullivan
(Kelly claimed middleweight title)
02-09-1907
Stanley Ketchel KO32 Joe Thomas
(Ketchel claims middleweight title)
12-12-1907
Stanley Ketchel PTS20 Joe Thomas
(Ketchel claimed middleweight title)
30-12-1907
Hugo Kelly D10 Billy Papke
(Kelly claimed middleweight title)
22-02-1908
Stanley Ketchel KO1 Mike Twin Sullivan
(Ketchel claimed middleweight title)
16-03-1908
Billy Papke PTS10 Hugo Kelly
(Papke claims middleweight title)
09-05-1908
Stanley Ketchel KO20 Jack Twin Sullivan
(Ketchel claimed middleweight title)
04-06-1908
Stanley Ketchel PTS10 Billy Papke
31-07-1908
Stanley Ketchel KO3 Hugo Kelly

07-09-1908
Billy Papke TKO13 Stanley Ketchel

26-11-1908
Stanley Ketchel KO11 Billy Papke
05-07-1909
Stanley Ketchel PTS20 Billy Papke

Ketchel was murdered in October 1910. Papke had claimed the title in March 1910, thinking Ketchel had vacated, and he continued his claim after Ketchel’s death before losing to Cyclone Johnny Thompson, who lost to Frank Klaus. Georges Carpentier also claimed the title, before losing to Klaus. Papke re-claimed the title, after being recognised in Britain as world champion. Klaus defeated Papke in 1913 and is generally regarded as lineal champion from this win. Australia, however, recognised Eddie McGoorty after his win over Dave Smith. The lineage of McGoorty’s claim ended with Les Darcy’s death in 1917.

19-03-1910
Billy Papke KO3 Willie Lewis
(Papke claims middleweight title)
26-10-1910
Billy Papke TKO6 Ed Williams
(Papke claimed middleweight title)
11-02-1911
Cyclone Johnny Thompson PTS20 Billy Papke
(Thompson claims middleweight title)
08-06-1911
Billy Papke KO9 Jim Sullivan
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Britain)
17-08-1911 (newspaper decision)
Frank Klaus PTS10 Cyclone Johnny Thompson
(Klaus claims middleweight title)
22-02-1912
Frank Klaus PTS20 Sailor Ed Petroskey
(Klaus claimed middleweight title)
23-03-1912
Frank Klaus PTS20 Jack Dillon
(Klaus claimed middleweight title)
22-05-1912
Georges Carpentier KO2 Jim Sullivan
(Carpentier claims middleweight title)
22-05-1912
Georges Carpentier PTS20 Willie Lewis
(Carpentier claims middleweight title)
24-06-1912
Frak Klaus DQ19 Georges Carpentier
(Klaus claimed middleweight title, Carpentier loses claim)
29-06-1912
Billy Papke TKO16 Marcel Moreau
(Papke claimed middleweight title)
23-10-1912
Billy Papke TKO18 Georges Carpentier
(Papke claimed middleweight title)
05-03-1913
Frank Klaus DQ15 Billy Papke

11-10-1913
George Chip KO6 Frank Klaus
01-01-1914
Eddie McGoorty KO1 Dave Smith
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
07-02-1914
Eddie McGoorty PTS20 Pat Bradley
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
14-03-1914
Jeff Smith PTS20 Eddie McGoorty
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)

07-04-1914
Al McCoy KO1 George Chip
13-04-1914
Jeff Smith KO16 Pat Bradley
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
06-06-1914
Jeff Smith PTS20 Jimmy Clabby
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
28-11-1914
Mick King PTS20 Jeff Smith
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
26-12-1914
Jeff Smith PTS20 Mick King
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
23-01-1915
Jeff Smith DQ5 Les Darcy
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
20-02-1915
Jeff Smith PTS20 Mick King
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
22-05-1915
Les Darcy DQ2 Jeff Smith
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
12-06-1915
Les Darcy TKO10 Mick King
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
31-07-1915
Les Darcy TKO15 Eddie McGoorty
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
04-09-1915
Les Darcy PTS20 Billy Murray
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
09-10-1915
Les Darcy TKO6 Fred Dyer
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
23-10-1915
Les Darcy PTS20 Jimmy Clabby
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
27-12-1915
Les Darcy TKO8 Eddie McGoorty
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
13-05-1916
Les Darcy TKO4 Alex Costica
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
09-09-1916
Les Darcy PTS20 Jimmy Clabby
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
30-09-1916
Les Darcy KO9 George Chip
(World Middleweight Title as recognised in Australia)
(Darcy died 24 May 1917)

14-11-1917
Mike O’Dowd KO6 Al McCoy
31-03-1920
Mike O’Dowd KO5 Joe Eagan

06-05-1920
Johnny Wilson PTS12 Mike O’Dowd
17-03-1921
Johnny Wilson PTS15 Mike O’Dowd
27-07-1921
Johnny Wilson DQ7 Bryan Downey
05-09-1921
Johnny Wilson D12 Bryan Downey

21-08-1923
Harry Greb PTS15 Johnny Wilson
03-12-1923
Harry Greb PTS10 Bryan Downey
18-01-1924
Harry Greb W15 Johnny Wilson
24-03-1924
Harry Greb KO12 Fay Keiser
26-06-1924
Harry Greb PTS15 Ted Moore
02-07-1925
Harry Greb PTS15 Mickey Walker

26-02-1926
Tiger Flowers PTS15 Harry Greb
19-08-1926
Tiger Flowers PTS15 Harry Greb

03-12-1926
Mickey Walker PTS10 Tiger Flowers
30-06-1927
Mickey Walker KO10 Tommy Milligan
05-06-1928
Mickey Walker PTS10 Jock Malone
21-06-1928
Mickey Walker PTS10 Ace Hudkins
29-10-1929
Mickey Walker PTS10 Ace Hudkins

Walker vacated middleweight championship in June 1931 to compete as a heavyweight.

 

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