Boxers' records

1939 boxing records book

These records, compiled by Miles Templeton with assistance from fellow boxing historian Richard Ireland, are the first of a large number that will be published on this website. Records for most of the leading British boxers from the twentieth century will be made available over the next few years.

The backbone of these records is the weekly trade paper Boxing News (until 1941 published as Boxing). Many contests, however, were not published in the trade paper, and so Miles and Richard have consulted numerous other papers to ensure as many bouts as possible are recorded for each boxer.

In pursuit of these extra fights they have accessed over 350 regional British newspapers. Take a look at the record for Tommy Barrett of Penzance to see just how many of his contests were not reported in Boxing News and only appeared in Cornwall and Devon newspapers. Miles has worked closely with most of the leading historians of the last 40 years and he has named them as the source where results were obtained directly from them.

IMPORTANT: please credit us for our work

The bulk of the research behind these records has been conducted by Miles, but for the last five years Richard has made weekly trips to the British Newspaper Library at Colindale and unearthed thousands of extra bouts that have been added to Miles's records. Therefore each record is attributed to Miles and Richard.

You may reproduce these records elsewhere provided Miles and Richard are credited appropriately for their research.

Please add the following message to any page where one of our records is republished ( editors: please add this, including the link, to the relevant boxer's Boxrec Wiki page):

"This record has been compiled by Miles Templeton and Richard Ireland of Please visit this site if you require further information about this boxer, as there is much more material available."

We would ask anyone who wishes to reproduce these records elsewhere to respect the hard work that has gone into their compilation. Failure to credit us in the requested manner may mean that we do not publish further records.

British boxing records A-Z


Harry Aarons (Brixton) Active 1919-1924
Jock Aitken (Droylesden) Active 1929-1942
Alex Ambrose (Glasgow) Active 1957-1963
Billy Ambrose (Stepney) Active 1948-1952
Tommy Armour (Belfast) Active 1936-1952
Jim Ashley (Stepney) Active 1927-1935
Billy Ashton (Wigan) Active 1937-1950
Gordon Ashun (Bootle) Active 1940-1950


Joe Baldersara (Sunderland) Active 1929-1942
Alf Barber (Brighton) Active 1924-1928
Horace Barber (Leicester) Active 1924-1934
Tommy Barnham (Fulham) Active 1937-1952
Ken Barrett (Cardiff) Active 1932-1946
Tommy Barrett (Penzance) Active 1930-1946
Fred Bebbington (Salford) Active 1925-1938
Len Beynon (Swansea) Active 1929-1942
Ernie Bicknell (Doncaster) Active 1920-1937
Billy Bird (Chelsea) Active 1920-1948
Joe Bird (Walker) Active 1920-1928
Max Brady (Lurgan) Active 1935-1950
Jackie Bryce (Airdrie) Active 1939-1951
Billy Bryon (Walkden) Active 1929-1934
Gunner Budgen (Preston) Active 1907-1925
George Bunter (West Hartlepool) Active 1931-1944
Jack Bunting (Belfast) Active 1929-1938
Smiler Bush (Stratford) Active 1934-1946
George Butler (Camberwell) Active 1936-1938
Doug Bygrave (Norwich) Active 1937-1947


Ben Callicott (Plymouth) Active 1913-1923
Mick Carney (Wakefield) Active 1963-1967
Johnny Carr (Islington) Active 1932-1939
Jack Carrick (Hull) Active 1932-1946
Eddie Carson (Edinburgh) Active 1945-1956
Johnny Chislett (Treherbert) Active 1919-1927
Johnny Condon (Catford) Active 1909-1916
Jack Coney (Southport) Active 1924-1935
Joe Conn (Bow) Active 1911-1925
Siki Coulton (Mansfield) Active 1925-1934
Ted Cullen (Mansfield) Active 1925-1939
George Cunningham (Bethnal Green) Active 1930-1938


Wally Dakin (Ipswich) Active 1926-1940
Norman Dale (Walker) Active 1926-1935
George Daly (Blackfriars) Active 1929-1951
Glyn David (Caerau) Active 1946-1953
Alby Day (Old Ford) Active 1934-1939
Garnett Denny (Belfast) Active 1946-1960
Percy Dexter (Sheffield) Active 1927-1936
George Dilkes (South Elmsall) Active 1944-1955
Joe Donnelly (Sunderland) Active 1929-1939
Bunty Doran (Belfast) Active 1938-1953
Ronnie Draper (Southampton) Active 1945-1951


Arthur Boy Edge (Birmingham) Active 1928-1935
Billy Ellaway (Liverpool) Active 1950-1958
Roy Enifer (Poplar) Active 1963-1970
Selwyn Evans (Newbridge) Active 1947-1953


Curley Fay (High Wycombe) Active 1928-1945
Bob Fielding (Wrexham) Active 1929-1942
Johnny Finnerty (Glasgow) Active 1936-1946
Bob Firmin (Lowestoft) Active 1931-1940
Ginger Foran (Liverpool) Active 1931-1942
Tommy Foxall (Tipton) Active 1941-1946


Jack Garland (Belfast) Active 1929-1939
Dave Goodwin (Shirebrook) Active 1939-1949
George Gordon (Dunblane) Active 1926-1935
Stan Gossip (Hull) Active 1948-1950
Phil Green (Bath) Active 1925-1936


Jim Hanna (Belfast) Active 1919-1928
Bob Hartley (Billingborough) Active 1932-1938
Charlie Hazell (Pontypridd) Active 1929-1936
Tommy Henderson (Dumfries) Active 1933-1939
Billy Hindley (Horwich) Active 1918-1931
Bobby Hinds (South Elmsall) Active 1931-1945
Mattie Hinds (Belmont) Active 1927-1934
Alby Hollister (Islington) Active 1946-1952
Bill Hood (Plymouth) Active 1927-1943
Jackie Horseman (West Hartlepool) Active 1938-1956
Phil Horwood (Watford) Active 1913-1930
Frank Hough (Battersea) Active 1934-1947
Johnny Houlston (Cardiff) Active 1935-1949


Isaac Ingleton (Birkenhead) Active 1923-1924


Billy James (Birmingham) Active 1926-1931
Desmond Jeans (Mayfair) Active 1930-1934
Phineas John (Pentre) Active 1926-1940
Len Johnson (Manchester) Active 1920-1933
Johnny Jones (Treorchy) Active 1918-1930


Dave Kellar (Billingsgate) Active 1933-1938
Al Kenny (Salford) Active 1924-1934
Emmett Kenny (St Helens) Active 1946-1954
Frank Kenny (Glasgow) Active 1936-1948
Jack Kirby (Birmingham) Active 1922-1944


Evan Lane (Treorchy) Active 1924-1936
Jim Laverick (Tyne Dock) Active 1938-1946
Jim Lawlor (Lowestoft) Active 1932-1939
George Lawson (Hull) Active 1925-1934
Sonny Lee (Leeds) Active 1928-1938
Norman Lewis (Nantymoel) Active 1939-1950
Young Lippo (Plymouth) Active 1905-1918


Tommy Madine (Belfast) Active 1939-1950
Bobby Magee (North Shields) Active 1930-1948
Alf Mancini (Notting Hill) Active 1920-1931
Alf Mansfield (Aldgate) Active 1910-1920
George Markwick (Cuckfield) Active 1937-1946
Tommy Marren (Burnley) Active 1928-1935
Bert Marsh (Clerkenwell) Active 1917-1925
Ted Mason (Maidstone) Active 1925-1935
Dan McAllister (Belfast) Active 1933-1947
Frank McAloran (Belfast) Active 1922-1936
Jimmy McGrail (Liverpool) Active 1959-1964
Angus McGregor (Scotland) Active 1934-1941
Sam McKeown (Exeter) Active 1910-1925
George Merritt (Silvertown) Active 1932-1945
Tommy Mitchell (Chesterfield) Active 1909-1921
Terence Morgan (Newport) Active 1925-1937
Elfryn Morris (West Bromwich) Active 1932-1948
Moe Moss (Mile End) Active 1928-1943
Bert Moughton (Dublin) Active 1908-1921
Pat Mulcahy (Cork) Active 1936-1950


Zachy Nicholas (Sennen) Active 1933-1940


Tommy O'Keefe (Lynemouth) Active 1930-1943
Teddy O'Neill (Dumbarton) Active 1934-1948
Harry Orton (Leicester) Active 1930-1937
Buster Osborne (Bethnal Green) Active 1931-1945


Danny Paul (Canada) Active 1937-1939
Packy Paul (Canada) Active 1937-1939
Al Pedlar (Belfast) Active 1933-1940
Charlie Penwill (Coldstream Gds) Active 1919-1929
Vic Phayer (Woolwich) Active 1948-1954
Terry Phillips (Cardiff) Active 1959-1966
Harry Pickard (Battersea) Active 1962-1966
Tommy Plowright (Ilkeston) Active 1940-1948
George Pook (Torquay) Active 1928-1950
Allan Porter (Salford) Active 1909-1917
Tosh Powell (Aberdare) Active 1925-1928
Jim Prendy (Islington) Active 1909-1922
Billy Prestage (Rugby) Active 1922-1926
Leslie Price (Bristol) Active 1924-1924
Bert Priestley (Mexborough) Active 1923-1934
Tommy Proffitt (Manchester) Active 1948-1953
George Purchase (South Africa) Active 1929-1939


Johnny Quill (Stepney) Active 1926-1935
Reg Quinlan (Ammanford) Active 1944-1951


Harold Ratchford (Oldham) Active 1920-1944
Walter Redit (Soham) Active 1934-1951
Len Reece (Cardiff) Active 1956-1961
Alf Reed (Canning Town) Active 1904-1915
Ginger Rennie (Sunderland) Active 1925-1936
Teddy Rollins (Whitley Bay) Active 1931-1939
Dick Roughley (Barnsley) Active 1926-1927
Jimmy Rowbotham (Birmingham) Active 1927-1934
Paddy Ryan (Manchester) Active 1932-1950


Ric Sanders (Leicester) Active 1945-1950
Ted Sandwina (Germany) Active 1927-1929
Bob Scally (Scotland) Active 1934-1948
Sol Severns (Chesterfield) Active 1929-1937
Archie Sexton (Bethnal Green) Active 1925-1936
Don Shortland (Sheffield) Active 1926-1932
Alf Simmons (Hackney) Active 1919-1933
Freddie Simpson (Basingstoke) Active 1938-1947
Eric Skidmore (Wednesbury) Active 1949-1955
Stan Skinkiss (Manchester) Active 1951-1957
Algar Smith (Stoke Newington) Active 1949-1954
Billy Smith (Sunderland) Active 1925-1931
Gerry Smyth (Belfast) Active 1946-1956
Norman Snow (Northampton) Active 1927-1942
Johnny Softley (Poplar) Active 1934-1948
Tommy Spiers (Alloa) Active 1930-1938
Michael Stack (Leamington) Active 1949-1954
Jack Stanley (Deptford) Active 1920-1937
Eddie Steele (Norwood) Active 1928-1938
Tommy Steele (North Shields) Active 1932-1942
Eddie Stevens (Camden Town) Active 1916-1924
Dick Stubbings (Fulham) Active 1928-1937
Jimmy Stubbs (Runcorn) Active 1936-1947


Cuthbert Taylor (Merthyr) Active 1928-1947
Jock Taylor (Sidcup) Active 1943-1951
Tom Tees (Walworth) Active 1911-1918
Fred Tennant (Dundee) Active 1930-1945
Don Theobald (Sudbury) Active 1932-1939
Mickey Thompson (Lowestoft) Active 1931-1948
Fred Tilston (Chester) Active 1921-1933
Jeff Tite (Spratton) Active 1947-1952
Johnny Toohig (Croydon) Active 1933-1947
Noel Trigg (Newport) Active 1952-1959


Ben Valentine (Fiji) Active 1935-1949
Willie Vint (Bellshill) Active 1929-1939


Pat Warburton (Ebbw Vale) Active 1933-1947
Les Ward (Woking) Active 1930-1943
Freddy Warnock (Belfast) Active 1930-1940
Jim Wellard (Northampton) Active 1937-1951
Sid Whatley (Walworth) Active 1915-1928
Jim Wheeler (Bermondsey) Active 1928-1933
Archie Woodbine (Birmingham) Active 1928-1944
Alex Woods (Randalstown) Active 1937-1948
Sid Worgan (Llanharan) Active 1935-1948
Andy Wyper (Newmilns) Active 1963-1967

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