Eugene "Reddy" Holt
(Eugene Joseph Holt)

BORN   November 1 1894; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DIED December 1982; Sarasota, Florida
WEIGHT 135-155 lbs
RECORD 25-15-5 (10 KOs)

Holt was a sturdy, scrappy and capable "Philadelphia" fighter who picked up his "Reddy" moniker because of his red hair; He was progressing up the "contender ladder" when he lost all the fingers on his left hand in a punch press accident

During his career, Reddy defeated such men as John "Young" McCartney, Tommy Carey, Joe Sieger, Hugh Madole and "Chicago" Tommy Ford; Oddly enough, his most famous battles came in losses against the top contenders - McCartney, Johnny Willetts, Henry Hauber and Eddie Revoire

1910
Oct 28 George Bray                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Nov  5 Eddie Hayes                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Nov 12 Eddie Hayes                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Nov 19 Frankie Taylor             Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Dec 10 Sammy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Dec 17 Dave "Young" Mitchell      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1911
Jan  2 Fred Corbett               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 28 John "Young" McCartney     Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  5
Feb 25 Johnny Willetts            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 26 "Happy" Kid Leidy          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 10 Jack Fink                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  4 Harry Dillon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  9 "Happy" Kid Leidy          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 29 Joe Sieger                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 17 Johnny Krause              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  9 Red Robinson               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 16 Paddy Bedley               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1912
Jan 27 Tommy Ford                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Feb  9 Tommy Carey                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 10 Eddie Ramsey               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 19 Joe Burke                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 23 Johnny Willetts            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 28 Freddie Kelly              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 19 Jakey Max                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 18 Young Nitchie              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  1 Billy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  7 Sandy Williams             Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Dec 13 Hugh Madole                Altoona, Pa                      ND  6

1913
Mar  3 Leo Kossick                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 26 Pete Malone                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1914
Aug 21 Henry Hauber               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  4 Jack Farrell               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5 
Sep  7 John "Young" McCartney     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 21 Henry Hauber               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1915
May 14 Eddie Bratton              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
May 24 Eddie Revoire              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  7 K.O. Cuban                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 28 Jack Toland                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 30 Charles Collins            Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6

1916
Jan 14 Jimmy Fryer                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  3 Joe Phelan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 29 Johnny Kelly               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1920
Mar 26 Ritz Walters               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  6 Mike Howell                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 20 Nick Burns                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 21 Mike Credell               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1912
       Eddie Revoire              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1913
Jan    Eddie Revoire              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6


*** Most Data Was Provided By Luckett Davis ***

*** Much Personal Data Provided By Gene Holt, Grandson ***

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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