Tom Tracey

BORN   in Australia (Came to America and fought out of Portland, Oregon)
DIED July 1 1937; Portland, Oregon
HEIGHT 5-7 3/4
WEIGHT 138-145 lbs

Tracey was a ready, willing and able scrapper who began fighting in Australia but fought most of his career in America; He was a good boxer and carried a decent punch

Tom defeated such men as Tom Williams, Billy Gallagher, Harry Fischer, Paddy Smith, Jim "Rube" Ferns, Frank McConnell, Tom Meadows and Dick Case

       Owen Daly                  Melbourne, Vic, Aus               W   
       Alec Rogers                Melbourne, Vic, Aus               L   
       Nipper Peakes              Melbourne, Vic, Aus               D  8
       Dick Stanner               in Australia                      D   
       Tom Williams               in Australia                     KO  3
          -Some sources report "D 3"

Apr  3 Jim Saxon                  Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO  2

Mar  9 Tom Duggan                 Melbourne, Vic, Aus               L  8
Jul 27 Tom Duggan                 Melbourne, Vic, Aus               L  8
       Elijah Jackson             in Australia                      D   
Sep 21 Edward "Dummy" Mace        Melbourne, Vic, Aus               D  8
Dec 28 Jimmy Murphy               Melbourne, Vic, Aus               W  8

       Tom Williams               in Australia                     LK  7
Aug 27 Tom Meadows                Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO  5
Nov  5 Edward "Dummy" Mace        Melbourne, Vic, Aus               W  3
          -Lightweight Championship of Australia
Dec 22 -Tracy arrived at San Francisco, Ca accompanied by Dan Creedon

Jan 27 Billy Gallagher            San Francisco, Ca                KO 19
       Harry Martin               New York, NY                      W  3
Sep  4 Dan Creedon                New York, NY                     EX  3
Dec 16 Jim Corbett                Mayport, Fl                      EX   
Dec 31 Jim Corbett                Mayport, Fl                      EX   

Feb  6 Welch's Pickaninny         New York, NY                      W  4
Feb  7 Charley Barnett            New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  9 Mike Harris                New York, NY                     EX  4
Feb 10 Mike Harris                New York, NY                      W  4
          -Some sources report "TK 4"
Apr 19 Joe Walcott                Boston, Ma                       LK 16
May 10 Bobby Dobbs                Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
May 10 Jesse Sheets               Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May    Wiley Evans                Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
          -Some sources report "ND"
May    Wiley Evans                Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
Jun  5 Bobby Dobbs                Chicago, Il                       D  4
          -Some sources report "ND 4"

Mar 20 Tommy Ryan                 Chicago, Il                       D  8
          -Some sources report "ND 8"; Tracey was bleeding 
           badly by the end of the fight and almost blinded; 
           The verdict should have been "LT 8"
Apr 27 Dan Creedon                Galveston, Tx                    EX  3
May  8 Tom Cavanaugh              Galveston, Tx                    KO  8

Feb  3 Ted White                  London, Eng                      EX  3
Mar 30 Tom Williams               London, Eng                      KO  1
Oct    Dick Burge                 London, Eng                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Oct  8 Young Corbett (George Green) San Francisco, Ca               L 10
Dec  1 Jim Ryan                   San Francisco, Ca                 D 10

Feb 24 Tommy Ryan                 Syracuse, NY                     LT  9
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Apr 27 Harry Fisher               New York, NY                     TK 14
Jun 14 Joe Walcott                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 18 Young Griffo               St. Louis, Mo                    NC  1
          -Some sources report "TK 1";
           Griffo quit, claiming an injury experienced earlier in the day
Nov 18 "San Fran" Paddy Smith     St. Louis, Mo                    TK  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 27 Joe Walcott                Chicago, Il                       D  6

Feb  3 Bob Douglass               St. Louis, Mo                     D  8
Jun  5 William "Kid" McPartland   Chicago, Il                      LF  2
Aug  5 Frank McConnell            San Francisco, Ca                KO 17
Sep 29 Fred Muller                Sacramento, Ca                   ND 11
          -Police intervened
Nov 25 George "Kid" Lavigne       San Francisco, Ca                 L 20
          -Lightweight Championship of the World

Feb 28 Fred Muller                San Francisco, Ca                TK 10
Apr 25 Al Neill                   San Francisco, Ca                LF 20
          -Some sources report "L 20"
Sep 15 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Chicago, Il                      L  6

Jan 17 "Young" Peter Jackson      Stockton, Ca                     LF  7
Sep  6 Charles Jost               Portland, Or                     KO  2

Jan 13 Dick Case                  Portland, Or                     KO  9
May 19 Al Neill                   Seattle, Wa                       D 20
          -Reports vary - 5/29/01 - 5/30/01
Aug 31 Mose LaFontise             Butte, Mt                         D 20
          -Some sources report 1903 but the Phila (Pa) Item
          on 9/12/01 reported "recently"
Oct 25 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   Portland, Or                      D 20
          -This bout was a "fake"
Dec 18 Al Neill                   Portland, Or                     LK 18
          -Some sources report 12/19/01;
           Some sources report 12/20/01

       Ben Tremble                Los Angeles, Ca                  KO 13

Feb 25 Jim "Rube" Ferns           Portland, Or                      W 20
          -Some sources report 2/26/02
Apr 14 Jimmy Burns                Salt Lake City, Ut               LK  3
Aug 16 Reilly                     Seattle, Wa                       W 20

May 13 Joe Gans                   Portland, Or                     LT  9
Dec 13 Maurice Thompson           Butte, Mt                        LK  5

Aug 17 Rufe Turner                Seattle, Wa                       L 10
          -Some sources report "LT 10"

Jul 28 Jack Kearns                Vancouver, BC, Can               KO 14
Dec  8 Warren Zubrick             Vancouver, BC, Can               LK  8

Aug 18 Rudi Unholz                Sydney, NSW, Aus                  L 20

Jul 10 -Tracey was operating a small cigar store in Portland, Oregon

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