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Old 03-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #22
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Thursday 17th February 1916
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Heavyweight
Sam Langford 193 D Sam McVea 212 NWS 10
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim.
New York Times

Saturday 26th February 1916
Montreal, Quebec
Joe Jeannette W Silas Green KO 6
Jeannette defends his world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 28th February 1916
Long Acre A.A., New York, New York
Sam Langford W Cleve Hawkins NWS 10
Langford easily won the newspaper decision, per the New York Times. Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 7th March 1916
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York
Harry Wills W Sam Langford NWS 10
Wills easily won the newspaper decision, per the New York Times. Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Wednesday 22nd March 1916
Syracuse, New York
Sam Langford W Dave Mills TKO 2
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 31st March 1916
St. Louis, Missouri
Heavyweight
Sam Langford 190 W Jeff Clark 175 TKO 5
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
"Sam Langford drove his right hand against Jeff Clark's jaw in the fifth round of their scheduled 10 round bout here last night. Clarke's second carried him away." (Sandusky Star Journal)

Friday 7th April 1916
Syracuse, New York
Heavyweight
Sam McVea D Sam Langford NWS 10
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Newspaper draw. (Sandusky Star Journal)

Tuesday 25th April 1916
St. Louis, Missouri
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Sam Langford NWS 8
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Wills won the newspaper decision. (Nevada State Journal)



Tuesday 2nd May 1916
East Market St. Rink, Akron, Ohio
Sam Langford NC Sam McVea ND 12
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 12th May 1916
Arena, Syracuse, New York
Sam Langford W Joe Jeannette KO 7
Langford wins undisputed world 'colored' heavyweight title

Saturday 12th August 1916
Teatro Roma, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires
Heavyweight
Sam Langford D Sam McVea PTS 20
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Controversial Decision

Thursday 30th November 1916
Syracuse, New York
Heavyweight
Sam Langford 198 D Bill Tate 226 NWS 10
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim. The Syracuse Herald gave it to Langford, but the Syracuse Post-Standard gave it to Tate. Either way it was a very close fight.

Tuesday 12th December 1916
St. Louis, Missouri
Sam Langford W Battling Jim Johnson KO 12
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 1st January 1917
Kansas City, Missouri
Sam Langford W Battling Jim Johnson PTS12
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Thursday 25th January 1917
Kansas City, Missouri
Heavyweight
Bill Tate W Sam Langford PTS 12
Langford loses his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 1st May 1917
St. Louis, Missouri
Heavyweight
Sam Langford W Bill Tate KO 5
Langford regains his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 11th May 1917
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Heavyweight
Sam Langford D Harry Wills NWS 6
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
(Chicago Tribune)

Friday 14th September 1917
Toledo, Ohio
Heavyweight
Sam Langford W Joe Jeannette NWS 12
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
(Chicago Tribune)

Thursday 20th September 1917
Brooklyn, New York
Heavyweight
Sam Langford L Harry Wills NWS 10
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Wills won the newspaper decision. (****** Evening Mirror)

Monday 12th November 1917
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio
Heavyweight
Sam Langford L Harry Wills NWS 12
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Wills won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review)

Monday 17th December 1917
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Heavyweight
Sam Langford W Kid Norfolk KO2
Langford defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Norfolk down 3 times in 2d

Sunday 14th April 1918
Panama City
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Sam Langford KO 6
Langford loses his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Sunday 19th May 1918
Panama City Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Sam Langford TKO 7
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 19th August 1918
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Harry Wills W Jeff Clark TKO 5
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Saturday 14th September 1918
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Harry Wills NC Jack Thompson ND 6
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim





Tuesday 10th June 1919
Jersey City, New Jersey
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W John Lester Johnson NWS 8
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Wills won the newspaper decision. (Bridgeport Standard Telegram)

Friday 4th July 1919
St. Louis, Missouri
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Sam Langford W NWS 8
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Wills won the newspaper decision. (Decatur Review)

Monday 18th August 1919
Arena, Syracuse, New York
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Jeff Clark TKO 4
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 30th September 1919
Arena, Syracuse, New York
Heavyweight
Harry Wills NC Sam Langford ND 10
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
The Syracuse Herald reported that it was a very disappointing fight and that it wasn't important 'whether Wills won or Langford won or it was a draw.' It did report that Langford's eye was closed and his mouth cut at the end, while Wills only suffered a damaged reputation.

Monday 20th October 1919
Fourth Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Joe Jeannette NWS 8
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Wills won the newspaper decision. (Newark Advocate)

Wednesday 5th November 1919
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Sam Langford PTS15
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Thursday 1st January 1920
Coliseum, San Francisco, California
Heavyweight
Harry Wills NC Jack Thompson NC 3
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
After their loudly booed perfrormance, both fighters purses were withheld by the promoters

Monday 12th January 1920
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Harry Wills W Jack Thompson PTS 15
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Wednesday 17th March 1920
St. Paul, Minnesota
Harry Wills W Andrew Johnson KO 1
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
This bout lasted 42 seconds. Wills hit Johnson once and Johnson hit the floor twice. Johnson went down, got up, went down--and then stayed down.Vancouver Daily World


Friday 23rd April 1920
Stockyard Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Sam Langford PTS 15
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
"The once mighty Sam Langford was led to an awful slaughter by Harry Wills of New Orleans at Denver Friday night. Altho the Tarbaby was not disgraced, gamely surviving four knockdowns in the first round, and by superb ring generalship lasting the fifteen-round limit. The two blacks were fighting on even terms on the finish, but the referee's decision easily went to Wills." (Evening State Journal)
Also incorrectly reported as occurring April 19.
Wills is generally regarded by all as the leading black heavyweight in the world. He holds the “title” of colored champion until his loss at the hands of Jack Sharkey in October of 1926.

Wednesday 8th September 1920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Harry Wills NC Sam McVea NC 6
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
The referee stopped the bout, claiming the two were stalling. Both boxers then were barred from boxing again in Philadelphia.
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