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Old 03-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #23
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Monday 17th January 1921
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York
Heavyweight
Harry Wills 210 W Bill Tate 230 KO2
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 11th February 1921
Baltimore, Maryland
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Jeff Clark KO 2
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 27th May 1921
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York
Heavyweight
Harry Wills 211 W Andrew Johnson 212½ KO 10
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Saturday 2nd July 1921
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, New York
Heavyweight
Harry Wills 214 W Bill Tate 243 TKO 6
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 18th November 1921
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Denver Ed Martin KO1 Time: 2:05 ~
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim. Martin was down six times

Wednesday 30th November 1921
Denver, Colorado
Harry Wills NC Jack Thompson NC 5
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim.
The referee stopped the fight without rendering a decision after Thompson fell to the floor claiming a foul had been committed.

Wednesday 7th December 1921
Denver, Colorado
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Bill Tate PTS 12
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 2nd January 1922
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon
Promoter: George Moore
Heavyweight
Harry Wills L Bill Tate DQ 1
Referee: Tom Louttit
Wills was disqualified for knocking Tate down after the referee's call to break; Both fighters agreed to a rematch four days later, at no cost to the fans.
Tate claims the Black Heavyweight Title.

Friday 6th January 1922
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon
Promoter: George Moore
Heavyweight
Harry Wills D Bill Tate PTS 10
Both fighters claimed the Black Heavyweight title in this bout. Wills bled from a cut over his right eye from the 5th round on. Wills was knocked down for no count in the 9th from a rabbit punch.
(Both fought without pay because of that Monday night fiasco four days previous.)

Tuesday 17th January 1922
Arena, Milwaukie, Oregon
Harry Wills W Sam Langford PTS 10
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim


Thursday 29th June 1922
Trenton, New Jersey
Harry Wills 211 W Jeff Clark 193 KO 2
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 17th July 1922
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Harry Wills W Jeff Clark KO 3
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 21st August 1922
Broad A.C., Newark, New Jersey
Harry Wills 215 W Buddy Jackson 194 KO 2 Time: 2:14
Referee: Harry McCoy
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 29th August 1922
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Tut Jackson KO 3
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 29th September 1922
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Harry Wills 213¾ W Clem Johnson 204 TKO12 Time: 1:55
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 5th November 1923
Newark, New Jersey
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Jack Thompson TKO 4
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Nov 8, 1926 George Godfrey KO6 Larry Gains, Buffalo, NY
Nov 22, 1926 George Godfrey D10 Bearcat Wright, Portland, OR

Jul 5, 1927 George Godfrey KO7 Neil Clisby, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 20, 1927 George Godfrey KO1 Clem Johnson, Atlantic City, NJ

Aug 15, 1928 Larry Gains WF3 George Godfrey, Toronto, Can
-Billed as a championship affair---Gaines never made any real claim to the title. He left to campaign in Europe and Godfrey remained recognized as the colored champion.

Dec 19, 1930 George Godfrey D10 Bearcat Wright, Atlantic City, NJ
-Billed as for the American Black Title

Aug 24, 1931 George Godfrey KO2 Seal Harris, Toronto, Can

Sep 5,1932 George Godfrey KO5 Roy (Ace) Clark, Laredo, TX

Jan 31, 1933 George Godfrey W10 Tiger Jack Fox, Indianapolis, IN
Mar 10, 1933 George Godfrey NC6 Bearcat Wright, Kansas City, MO
Oct 9, 1933 Obie Walker W10 George Godfrey, Philadelphia, PA

Jul 20, 1935 Larry Gains W15 Obie Walker, Leicester, Eng
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