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Kid Williams
(John Gutenko)

BORN   December 5 1893; Copenhagen, Denmark (Fought out of Baltimore, Maryland)
DIED.. October 18 1963; Baltimore, Maryland
HEIGHT 5-1
WEIGHT 110-124 lbs
MANAGERS Sam Harris, Dave Warnick, Max Waxman
TRAINER Jack Lawrence (Guiseppe Lorenzo)
Williams came from a poor background and learned to fight at an early age; In the ring, he was a very quick, willing fighter who used an aggressive attacking style; In more than 200 bouts, he lost just 17 official contests; During his career, the "Kid" won the Bantamweight Championship of the World

Among those he defeated during his career were Frank Bradley, Young McGovern, Harry Smith, Young Ketchell, Charley Goldman, Johnny "Young" Solzberg, Eddie Campi, Jim Kenrick, Charles Ledoux, Johnny Coulon, Pete "Kid" Herman, "K.O." Joe O'Donnell, Benny Kaufman, "Little" Jackie Sharkey, Andy Chaney, Charles "Dutch" Brandt, Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle, Sammy "Young" Sandow, Earl Puryear, Packy O'Gatty, Joe Dundee, Young Montreal, Eddie O'Dowd and William "Midget" Smith


Nat Fleischer ranked Williams as the #3 All-Time Bantamweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #4 All-Time Bantamweight; Herb Goldman ranked him as the #7 All-Time Bantamweight; Williams was elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1970 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996
1910
Jul 18 Shep Farren                Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
Jul 21 Jack McCue                 Baltimore, Md                      KO  4
Jul 25 Kid McFarland              Baltimore, Md                      KO  1
Aug  1 Ike Miller                 Baltimore, Md                      KO  2
Aug 15 Shep Farren                Baltimore, Md                      KO  6
Aug 29 Tommy Buck                 Baltimore, Md                       D  6
Sep 12 Tommy Buck                 Baltimore, Md                       W  6
Sep 19 Buddy Jones                Baltimore, Md                      KO  2
Sep 22 Joe Britton                Baltimore, Md                      KO  1
Sep 24 Sam Miller                 York, Pa                           KO  1
Sep 26 Buck Kirchener             Philidelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Oct  2 Babe Stinger               Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
Oct  9 Tommy Buck                 Baltimore, Md                       D 15
Nov  2 Frank Bradley              Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
Nov  9 Tommy Buck                 Baltimore, Md                       W 10

1911
Jan  2 Young McGovern             Baltimore, Md                      KO  3
Jan  9 Young McCue                Baltimore, Md                      KO  2
Jan 16 Lee Morton                 Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
Jan 24 Lee Walton                 Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
Mar 14 Charley Harvey             Baltimore, Md                       D 15
Mar 20 Jimmy Cross                Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
May 26 Kid Murphy                 Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Jul 10 George "K.O." Chaney       Baltimore, Md                       L 20
Jul 27 Young McFarland            New York, NY                       KO  5
Jul 28 Babe Davis                 New York, NY                       KO  5
Jul 31 Young Solly                Perth Amboy, NJ                    KO  1
Aug  1 Willie Carroll             New York, NY                       KO  4
Aug  2 Frankie Callahan           Rockaway, NY                       ND  6
Aug  5 Johnny "Young" Solzberg    Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Aug  7 Johnny "Young" Solzberg    Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Aug 15 Willie Faust               New York, NY                       KO  4
Aug 19 Bob "K.O." Sweeney         New York, NY                       ND 10
Aug 22 Willie Carroll             New York, NY                       KO  2
Oct 13 Barry Hill                 Baltimore, Md                      KO 13
Oct 30 Barry Hill                 Baltimore, Md                       W 15
Nov 11 Harry Smith                Baltimore, Md                      KO  6
Nov 24 Eddie McCloskey            Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
Dec 23 Barry Hill                 Bronx, NY                          ND 10

1912
Jan  6 Banty Lewis                Bronx, NY                          ND 10
Jan 15 Charley Harvey             Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Jan 17 Mickey "Young" McDonough   Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Jan 19 Benny Riley                Baltimore, Md                      KO 12
Jan 30 Johhny "Young" Solzberg    Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Feb    "Young" Joe Stanley        Bronx, NY                          ND 10
Mar  6 Kokomo Kid                 Baltimore, Md                      KO  4
          -Some sources report "Kahoma Kid"
Apr  9 Johnny Daly                Baltimore, Md                       W 15
Apr 23 Battling Reddy             New York, NY                       ND 10
May  2 Young Ketchel              Baltimore, Md                      KO  2
May 31 Charley Goldman            Baltimore, Md                       W 15
Jul 20 Artie Edwards              Bronx, NY                          TK  8
Jul 29 Johhny "Young" Solzberg    New York, NY                       TK  7
Aug  9 Young Marino               Baltimore, Md                      KO  5
Aug 17 Battling Reddy             New York, NY                       ND 10
Aug 26 Kid Kelly                  New York, NY                       TK  9
          -Some sources report 8/29/12
Sep 14 Mickey Brown               New York, NY                       TK  8
Sep 16 Billy Fitzsimmons          New York, NY                       TK  8
Sep 24 Freddie "Young" Diggins    Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 18 Johnny Coulon              New York, NY                       ND 10
Nov  1 Johnny Hughes              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  6 Billy Fitzsimmons          New York, NY                       ND 10
Nov 22 Harry Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 11 Charles Ledoux             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1913
Jan  4 Frankie Conway             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 12 Eddie Campi                Vernon, Ca                          W 20
Mar 29 Frankie Conway             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 14 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 26 Louisiana                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 14 Freddie "Young" Diggins    Baltimore, Md                      KO  4
Jun 11 Jim Kenrick                Baltimore, Md                      TK  6
Jul 15 Charles Ledoux             Vernon, Ca                         TK 16
Oct  3 Mickey Dunn                Baltimore, Md                      KO  2
Oct  6 Willie Mack                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 25 Patsy Brannigan            Pittsburgh, Pa                     ND  6
Nov 24 Battling Reddy             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 27 Dick Loadman               Milwaukee, WI                      ND 10

1914
Jan  6 Chick Hayes                Baltimore, Md                      TK  7
Jan 31 Eddie Campi                Los Angeles, Ca                    KO 12
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by Europe)
Mar 23 Freddie "Young" Diggins    Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  6 Louisiana                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  3 Johnny Coulon              Vernon, Ca                         KO  3
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report 6/09/14
Jun 30 Pete "Kid" Herman          New Orleans, La                    ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Sep 14 Louisiana                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 28 "Pekin" Kid Herman         Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Oct 27 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Nov 30 Freddie "Young" Diggins    Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Dec 19 "K.O." Joe O'Donnell       Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3
Dec 25 Johnny Daly                New York, NY                       ND 10

1915
Feb  2 Eddie Wallace              Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Feb 15 Jimmy Murray               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 25 Joe Superior               Atlanta, Ga                        NC  5
Mar 17 Johnny Kilbane             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 23 Freddie "Young" Diggins    Baltimore, Md                      ND 10
Apr  5 Louisiana                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  4 Jimmy Murray               Baltimore, Md                      ND 10
Jul 24 Jimmy Taylor               Baltimore, Md                      ND 10
Sep 10 Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle      St. Paul, Mn                       LF  5
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World;
          Ertle claimed the title but most writers ignored the claim
Oct  5 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Baltimore, Md                      ND 10
Oct 28 "Memphis" Pal Moore        Memphis, Tn                        ND  8
          -Some sources report "L 8"
Dec  6 "Jersey" Frankie Burns     New Orleans, La                     D 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1916
Feb  7 Pete "Kid" Herman          New Orleans, La                     D 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Apr 11 "Battling" Charles Lahn    Baltimore, Md                      ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
May 15 Billy Bevan                Wilkes-Barre, Pa                   ND 10
May 30 Benny McCoy                Baltimore, Md                      TK  7
Jul 12 Alf Mansfield              Baltimore, Md                      TK  4
Aug 28 Joey "Young" Mendo         Buffalo, NY                        TK  5
Sep  4 "Jersey" Frankie Burns     Baltimore, Md                      ND 10
Sep 11 "K.O." Joe O'Donnell       Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 15 Dick Loadman               Buffalo, NY                        ND 10
Oct  2 Benny Kaufman              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 16 Al Shubert                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 26 Al Shubert                 Baltimore, Md                      ND 10
Dec  7 Billy Fitzsimmons          Baltimore, Md                      ND 10

1917
Jan  9 Pete "Kid" Herman          New Orleans, La                     L 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Jan 30 Benny McNeil               Kansas City, Mo                     W 15
Feb 19 Eddie O'Keefe              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  8 Benny Kaufman              Baltimore, Md                      TK 10
Mar 13 Joe Lynch                  Brooklyn, NY                       ND 10
Mar 27 Jimmy Murray               New York, NY                       ND 10
Apr  2 Benny McNeil               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 23 Jimmy Taylor               York, Pa                           ND  6
May 14 Barney Hahn                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 24 Benny McNeil               Baltimore, Md                       W 15
Jun 13 Pete "Kid" Herman          Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 27 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 24 Gussie Lewis               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  1 Dick Loadman               Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Oct 16 Benny McNeil               St. Louis, Mo                      ND 10
Dec 17 Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle      Baltimore, Md                       D 12

1918
Jan 29 Joe Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  4
Feb 25 Joe "King" Leopold         Denver, Co                          W 10
Apr  1 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    Baltimore, Md                       W 12
May 20 Joe Tuber                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  1 Andy Chaney                Baltimore, Md                       W 12

1920
May 24 Patsy Johnson              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Jun 28 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Baltimore, Md                      TK  3
Aug 13 Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle      Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Oct 28 Sammy "Young" Sandow       Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Nov 13 Earl Puryear               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Dec 16 Charles Ledoux             Baltimore, Md                       W 12

1921
Jan 24 Carl Tremaine              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Feb 21 Abe Goldstein              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Mar  2 Tommy Ryan                 McKeesport, Pa                     ND 10
          -Some sources report "Pittsburgh, Pa"
Mar 15 Marty Collins              Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Mar 17 "K.O." Joe O'Donnell       Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Apr 18 Earl Puryear               Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Apr 25 Joe Burman                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
May 11 Packy O'Gatty              New York, NY                       TK  9
May 18 Jack "Kid" Wolfe           Cleveland, Oh                      ND 12
          -Some sources report "L 12"
May 20 Patsy Scanlon              Pittsburgh, Pa                     ND 10
Jun 11 Frankie Edwards            Brooklyn, NY                       WF  9
Jun 29 Louisiana                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Oct  4 Andy Chaney                Boston, Ma                          L 10
Oct 13 Mickey Brown               Brooklyn, NY                        W 12
Oct 19 Jimmy Mendo                Reading, Pa                        ND  8

1922
Feb 15 Terry Martin               Marieville, RI                      D 12
Jul  8 Joe Mandell                Brooklyn, NY                       WF  6
Sep  4 Joe Dundee                 Baltimore, Md                      WF 10
Sep 18 Roy Moore                  Baltimore, Md                      TK 11
Nov 24 Eddie O'Dowd               Providence, RI                     WF  9
Dec 22 "Battling" Harry Leonard   New York, NY                       WF  1

1923
Jan 15 Young Montreal             Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Mar 12 Sammy "Young" Sandow       Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Apr  4 Bobby Garcia               Baltimore, Md                      LF  9
Apr 16 Battling Mack              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Apr 25 Bobby Garcia               Baltimore, Md                       L 12
Jul 13 Bud Dempsey                Rockaway Beach, NY                  W 12
Jul 31 Pancho Villa               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  8
Sep 26 Frankie Daly               Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Oct 24 Charley Holman             Baltimore, Md                      LF  8
Dec 22 Danny Lee                  New York, NY                       KO  1

1924
Jan  1 William "Midget" Smith     Brooklyn, NY                        W 12
Jan 14 Charley Goodman            Brooklyn, NY                        W 12
Feb  6 Young Montreal             Providence, RI                      W 12
Feb 27 Abe Friedman               Marieville, RI                     LF  8
Apr  5 Al Markie                  Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Nov 11 Bobby Hughes               New Iberia, La                      D 15
Dec 29 Joey Schwartz              Baltimore, Md                       W 12

1925
Jan 19 Jack West                  Atlantic City, NJ                  ND  8
Feb  9 Al Monahan                 Atlantic City, NJ                  ND  8
Apr 20 Lew Mayrs                  Baltimore, Md                       D 12
Jun 26 Frankie Genaro             Baltimore, Md                       L 12
Aug 21 William "Midget" Smith     Baltimore, Md                       W 12
Aug 28 Red Leonard                Portsmouth, Va                      W 10
Oct  5 Jack West                  Portsmouth, Va                      W 10
Dec 28 Jack West                  Washington, DC                      W 10

1926
Jan  4 Nate Carp                  Baltimore, Md                      LF 11
Feb  8 Billy Pimpus               Atlantic City, NJ                  NC  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Mar  5 Al Monahan                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W 10
Mar 19 Battling Mack              Camden, NJ                          L 10

1927
Feb 25 Jack Skinner               Baltimore, Md                      KO  3
Jul 15 Jimmy Hogan                Baltimore, Md                      TK  3

1928
Jul 19 Eddie Buell                Baltimore, Md                      LK  4
Aug    "K.O." Joe O'Donnell       Philadelphia, Pa                    W  8
Aug 27 Tony Ross                  Baltimore, Md                       D 12
Sep  7 Jack Daly                  Baltimore, Md                       W  8
Sep 28 Lou Guglielmini            Baltimore, Md                       W  8
Oct 26 Joe Caniano                Centreville, Md                     W  8
Nov 29 Eddie Bowling              Baltimore, Md                       W  8
          -Some sources report 11/30/28
Dec  7 Joe Caniano                Centreville, Md                     W  8
Dec 14 Willie Parrish             Baltimore, Md                      TK  5
Dec 27 Lou Guglielmini            Baltimore, Md                       W  8
          -Some sources report 12/28/28

1929
Jan 14 Bobby Garcia               Baltimore, Md                       W 10
Feb 11 Sidney Lampe               Baltimore, Md                      WF  7
Mar  6 Sidney Lampe               Baltimore, Md                       L 10
Apr  9 Joe Belmont                Hagerstown, Md                      L  8
Jul 12 Frankie Garcia             Greensboro, NC                      W  8
Sep  3 Bobby Burns                Baltimore, Md                      LK  2

1935
          -Williams applied for a boxing license with the
           Maryland Athletic Commission but was denied


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1911
Jan  2 George "K.O." Chaney       Baltimore, Md                      LK  6


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

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