Sam Langford Record & Stats

Sam Langford Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 23 years and 3 months, Sam Langford fought 314 times with 211 wins, 43 losses, and 52 draws. By his last professional fight on August 2, 1925, Langford's boxing record stood at 211-43-52 (126 KO wins, 8 KO losses).

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Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Boston Tar Baby”
Born
Mar 4, 1886
Died
Jan 12, 1956 (69 years)
Debut
Apr 11, 1902
Record
211-43-52
Rounds
2562
KOs
126 (40.6%)
Height
169 cm
Reach
188 cm
Ape Index
19 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
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Sam Langford's record and stats
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      Sam Langford (Boston Tar Baby) was a Canadian professional boxer. He was born in Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia, Canada on March 4, 1886. Langford made his professional boxing debut at the age of 16 on April 11, 1902. He died on January 12, 1956 at the age of 69 years. Langford is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights314
      Wins211
      Losses43
      Draws52
      No-Contests4
      KO Wins126
      Total Title Wins0
      Title Defenses0
      Title-Fight KO Wins0
      Losses via KO8
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      314Aug 2, 192539Brad SimmonsLossTKO1
      313Jul 1, 192539Young Jack JohnsonWinKO2
      312Sep 25, 192539Battling GaheeLossPTS
      311Apr 5, 192539Frolin GonzalesWinPTS
      310Mar 1, 192538Tim SullivanDrawPTS
      309Jan 1, 192538Tim SullivanDrawPTS
      308Sep 10, 192438Smiling Kid NolanWinKO2
      307Jul 7, 192438Sydney GrantWinKO4
      306May 4, 192438Eddie TremblayWinKO3
      305Apr 23, 192438Eddie TremblayLossPTS
      304Apr 18, 192438Sammy OlsonWinPTS
      303Apr 16, 192438Jim Jam BarryNdND
      302Apr 4, 192438Jim Jam BarryWinPTS
      301Mar 6, 192438Smiling Kid NolanWinKO5
      300Jan 20, 192437Tom RileyWinKO2
      299Jan 6, 192437Fireman Jim FlynnWinPTS
      298Dec 18, 192337Sonny GoodrichLossPTS
      297Dec 11, 192337Roscoe HallWinKO1
      296Nov 10, 192337Andrés BalsaWinTKO8
      295Oct 19, 192337Fireman Jim FlynnWinKO3
      294Aug 15, 192337Bearcat WrightLossKO9
      293Aug 2, 192337Fireman Jim FlynnWinPTS
      292Jul 27, 192337Clem JohnsonLossTKO13
      291Jul 15, 192337Jim TraceyWinKO4
      290May 19, 192337Jack VoightWinKO5
      289May 16, 192337Art SuransWinKO3
      288May 6, 192337Andrés BalsaWinKO3
      287Apr 28, 192337Andrés BalsaWinPTS
      286Apr 15, 192337Chihuahua Kid BrownWinPTS
      285Apr 8, 192337Andrés BalsaWinTKO6
      284Mar 31, 192337Jack SavageWinKO1
      283Mar 17, 192337Chihuahua Kid BrownWinKO1
      282Mar 2, 192336Jim TraceyWinKO6
      281Feb 15, 192336Tom McCartyWinKO2
      280Dec 25, 192236Sonny GoodrichWinTKO7
      279Dec 24, 192236Roscoe HallWinKO3
      278Dec 12, 192236Jack TaylorWinKO8
      277Nov 10, 192236Jim Jam BarryDrawPTS
      276Nov 5, 192236Jack TaylorDrawPTS
      275Oct 20, 192236Jack TaylorWinPTS
      274Oct 6, 192236Cyclone SmithWinKO2
      273Sep 22, 192236Battling OwensWinKO7
      272Aug 21, 192236Jack TaylorDrawNWS
      271Aug 11, 192236Brad SimmonsDrawNWS
      270Aug 4, 192236Bill TateWinPTS
      269Jul 17, 192236Bearcat WrightWinRTD5
      268Jun 19, 192236Bearcat WrightDrawPTS
      267Jun 5, 192236Tiger FlowersWinKO2
      266May 22, 192236Ted JamiesonDrawPTS
      265May 16, 192236Roscoe HallWinKO4
      264Apr 20, 192236Roscoe HallWinKO2
      263Apr 15, 192236Jack LeslieWinNWS
      262Apr 6, 192236Tut JacksonLossDQ
      261Mar 27, 192236Bill TateLossPTS
      260Mar 17, 192236Cyclone SmithWinKO2
      259Jan 17, 192235Harry WillsLossPTS
      258Dec 9, 192135Young Peter JacksonWinNWS
      257Dec 7, 192135Lee AndersonWinPTS
      256Nov 24, 192135Lee AndersonLossPTS
      255Oct 18, 192135Young Peter JacksonWinKO2
      254Sep 21, 192135Bill TateLossNWS
      253Sep 5, 192135Lee AndersonLossNWS
      252Aug 19, 192135Topeka Jack JohnsonDrawPTS
      251Aug 17, 192135George GodfreyWinKO1
      250Aug 12, 192135Lee AndersonWinPTS
      249Jul 20, 192135Bearcat WrightWinKO9
      248Feb 7, 192134Bill WatkinsWinKO5
      247Feb 6, 192134Alfred JohnsonWinKO6
      246Feb 3, 192134Jack ThompsonDrawPTS
      245Jan 14, 192134Bob DevereWinTKO7
      244Jan 7, 192134Lee AndersonDrawPTS
      243Dec 29, 192034Jim Jam BarryWinPTS
      242Dec 23, 192034Clem JohnsonWinPTS
      241Dec 9, 192034Terry KellarWinPTS
      240Dec 2, 192034Tiny Jim HermanWinTKO7
      239Nov 17, 192034George GodfreyWinKO2
      238Nov 15, 192034Jack ThompsonWinPTS
      237Oct 20, 192034Lee AndersonLossPTS
      236Oct 13, 192034Frank FarmerWinPTS
      235Oct 6, 192034Tiny Jim HermanWinKO7
      234Sep 6, 192034Bill TateLossNWS
      233Aug 30, 192034Bearcat WrightWinPTS
      232Aug 14, 192034Sam McVeaWinNWS
      231Jul 26, 192034Pinky LewisWinKO7
      230Jul 2, 192034Jack MitchellWinKO3
      229Jun 7, 192034Rough House WareWinKO9
      228May 31, 192034Jeff ClarkWinPTS
      227May 18, 192034Marty CutlerWinTKO3
      226May 1, 192034George GodfreyDrawPTS
      225Apr 23, 192034Harry WillsLossPTS
      224Apr 9, 192034Silas GreenWinKO3
      223Apr 5, 192034Jack ThompsonWinPTS
      222Mar 29, 192034Jamaica KidWinTKO7
      221Feb 23, 192033Battling GaheeWinKO2
      220Feb 16, 192033Jeff ClarkDrawNWS
      219Jan 16, 192033Jeff ClarkWinNWS
      218Dec 3, 191933Dave McBrideWinKO1
      217Nov 24, 191933Jack ThompsonNCNC
      216Nov 17, 191933Mexican Jim JohnsonWinKO9
      215Nov 5, 191933Harry WillsLossPTS
      214Oct 21, 191933Jack ThompsonDrawPTS
      213Sep 30, 191933Harry WillsLossNWS
      212Sep 18, 191933Rough House WilsonWinKO4
      211Aug 23, 191933Bill TateWinNWS
      210Aug 4, 191933Jack ThompsonDrawPTS
      209Jul 4, 191933Harry WillsLossNWS
      208Jun 19, 191933Bill TateWinDQ
      207Apr 30, 191933Billy HooperWinKO4
      206Mar 4, 191933Willie MeehanLossPTS
      205Dec 27, 191832Fred FultonLossPTS
      204Dec 16, 191832Jeff ClarkWinPTS
      203Dec 12, 191832Big Boy ButlerWinKO5
      202Nov 28, 191832Jeff ClarkLossNWS
      201Nov 15, 191832Jeff ClarkDrawPTS
      200Oct 31, 191832Jeff ClarkDrawPTS
      199Aug 22, 191832Battling Jim JohnsonWinNWS
      198Aug 19, 191832Rough House WareWinKO9
      197Aug 8, 191832Jack ThompsonWinNWS
      196Aug 5, 191832Battling Jim JohnsonWinNWS
      195Jun 19, 191832Battling Jim JohnsonWinPTS
      194May 19, 191832Harry WillsLossTKO8
      193Apr 14, 191832Harry WillsLossKO6
      192Dec 17, 191731Kid NorfolkWinKO2
      191Nov 12, 191731Harry WillsDrawNWS
      190Sep 20, 191731Harry WillsLossNWS
      189Sep 17, 191731Andy JohnsonWinKO2
      188Sep 14, 191731Joe JennetteWinNWS
      187Aug 17, 191731Andre AndersonWinTKO2
      186Jun 19, 191731Fred FultonLossTKO7
      185May 11, 191731Harry WillsLossNWS
      184May 1, 191731Bill TateWinKO5
      183Apr 20, 191731Bob DevereWinNWS
      182Apr 10, 191731Jack ThompsonWinNWS
      181Jan 25, 191730Bill TateLossPTS
      180Jan 1, 191730Battling Jim JohnsonWinPTS
      179Dec 29, 191630Bob DevereWinNWS
      178Dec 12, 191630Battling Jim JohnsonWinKO12
      177Nov 30, 191630Bill TateDrawNWS
      176Aug 12, 191630Sam McVeaDrawPTS
      175May 12, 191630Joe JennetteWinKO7
      174May 2, 191630Sam McVeaDrawNWS
      173Apr 25, 191630Harry WillsLossNWS
      172Apr 7, 191630Sam McVeaWinNWS
      171Mar 31, 191630Jeff ClarkWinTKO5
      170Mar 23, 191630Dave MillsWinTKO2
      169Mar 7, 191630Harry WillsLossNWS
      168Feb 28, 191629Cleve HawkinsWinNWS
      167Feb 17, 191629Sam McVeaWinNWS
      166Feb 11, 191629Harry WillsWinKO19
      165Jan 3, 191629Harry WillsLossPTS
      164Dec 3, 191529Harry WillsLossNWS
      163Nov 23, 191529Sam McVeaDrawNWS
      162Oct 18, 191529Battling Jim JohnsonWinPTS
      161Sep 30, 191529Sam McVeaDrawPTS
      160Jul 16, 191529Jack ThompsonWinTKO1
      159Jun 29, 191529Sam McVeaLossPTS
      158Jun 8, 191529Battling Jim JohnsonWinNWS
      157Apr 19, 191529Porky Dan FlynnNCNC
      156Apr 13, 191529Joe JennetteLossPTS
      155Apr 6, 191529Battling Jim JohnsonWinNWS
      154Nov 26, 191428Harry WillsWinKO14
      153Nov 16, 191428Jim CameronWinTKO6
      152Nov 10, 191428Tom McMahonWinTKO6
      151Oct 26, 191428Jeff ClarkLossNWS
      150Oct 20, 191428Gunboat SmithWinKO3
      149Oct 6, 191428Colin BellWinTKO4
      148Oct 1, 191428Joe JennetteDrawNWS
      147Sep 15, 191428Battling Jim JohnsonDrawPTS
      146Aug 25, 191428George CottonWinKO4
      145Aug 12, 191428Battling Jim JohnsonWinNWS
      144May 25, 191428Bill WatkinsWinKO4
      143May 1, 191428Harry WillsDrawNWS
      142Apr 20, 191428Rough House WareWinTKO5
      141Apr 15, 191428George CottonWinPTS
      140Mar 27, 191428Battling Jim JohnsonWinNWS
      139Mar 23, 191428Bill WatkinsWinTKO1
      138Jan 24, 191427Matthew CurranWinKO1
      137Dec 20, 191327Joe JennetteWinPTS
      136Nov 17, 191327Gunboat SmithLossPTS
      135Oct 27, 191327Jack LesterWinRTD5
      134Oct 3, 191327Joe JennetteDrawNWS
      133Sep 9, 191327John Lester JohnsonWinKO1
      132Aug 26, 191327Porky Dan FlynnWinKO4
      131Jun 19, 191327Colin BellDrawPTS
      130Mar 24, 191327Sam McVeaDrawPTS
      129Mar 15, 191327Jim BarryWinKO1
      128Dec 26, 191226Sam McVeaWinKO13
      127Oct 9, 191226Sam McVeaWinTKO11
      126Aug 3, 191226Sam McVeaWinPTS
      125May 27, 191226Porky Dan FlynnWinTKO14
      124May 13, 191226Jim BarryWinTKO11
      123Apr 8, 191226Sam McVeaWinPTS
      122Feb 12, 191225Jim BarryWinPTS
      121Dec 26, 191125Sam McVeaLossPTS
      120Nov 6, 191125Tony CaponiWinTKO3
      119Sep 5, 191125Joe JennetteWinNWS
      118Aug 24, 191125Tony RossWinKO6
      117Aug 15, 191125Philadelphia Jack O'BrienWinTKO5
      116Aug 9, 191125Jim SmithWinTKO5
      115Jul 29, 191125Jack DriscollNdND
      114Jun 29, 191125Jack FitzgeraldWinTKO5
      113Jun 16, 191125Tony CaponiWinNWS
      112May 30, 191125Ralph CallowayWinTKO4
      111Apr 1, 191125Sam McVeaDrawPTS
      110Feb 21, 191124Bill LangWinDQ
      109Jan 16, 191124Fred AtwaterWinTKO3
      108Jan 10, 191124Joe JennetteWinPTS
      107Dec 6, 191024Morris HarrisWinKO2
      106Nov 10, 191024Jeff ClarkWinTKO2
      105Sep 6, 191024Joe JennetteWinPTS
      104May 17, 191024Al KubiakWinTKO2
      103May 14, 191024Battling Jim JohnsonWinNWS
      102Apr 27, 191024Stanley KetchelWinNWS
      101Apr 14, 191024Jim BarryWinKO16
      100Mar 17, 191024Fireman Jim FlynnWinKO8
      99Feb 22, 191023Nat DeweyWinTKO1
      98Feb 8, 191023Fireman Jim FlynnLossNWS
      97Jan 10, 191023Dixie KidWinKO3
      96Nov 23, 190923Mike SchreckWinTKO1
      95Nov 2, 190923Klondike HaynesWinKO2
      94Sep 28, 190923Dixie KidWinRTD5
      93Jul 13, 190923Klondike HaynesWinNWS
      92May 24, 190923William HagueWinKO4
      91Apr 27, 190923Sandy FergusonDrawPTS
      90Apr 17, 190923Al KubiakWinNWS
      89Apr 14, 190923Jim BarryDrawNWS
      88Apr 3, 190923John WillieWinKO2
      87Mar 29, 190923Morris HarrisWinTKO7
      86Mar 17, 190923Jim BarryWinNWS
      85Dec 21, 190822Fireman Jim FlynnWinKO1
      84Sep 1, 190822Joe JennetteWinNWS
      83Aug 7, 190822Tony RossWinTKO5
      82Jul 21, 190822John WillieWinKO2
      81Jun 19, 190822Jim BarryWinKO3
      80May 19, 190822Sandy FergusonWinPTS
      79Apr 7, 190822Jim BarryWinKO2
      78Mar 11, 190822Larry TempleWinPTS
      77Mar 3, 190821Joe JennetteDrawPTS
      76Feb 10, 190821Black FitzsimmonsWinTKO4
      75Jan 14, 190821Jim BarryDrawNWS
      74Dec 17, 190721Jim BarryWinPTS
      73Nov 12, 190721Young Peter JacksonWinPTS
      72Oct 15, 190721Jim BarryWinNWS
      71Sep 25, 190721Jim BarryWinNWS
      70Aug 27, 190721Larry TempleWinNWS
      69Jun 3, 190721Geoff ThorneWinKO1
      68Apr 22, 190721Tiger SmithWinKO4
      67Jan 31, 190720Kid WilliamsWinKO6
      66Jan 11, 190720Joe JennetteDrawPTS
      65Nov 29, 190620George GuntherWinTKO3
      64Nov 21, 190620Young Peter JacksonWinPTS
      63Nov 12, 190620George GuntherWinPTS
      62Jun 13, 190620Young Peter JacksonLossTKO5
      61Apr 26, 190620 Jack JohnsonLossPTS
      60Apr 5, 190620Joe JennetteWinPTS
      59Mar 19, 190620Black FitzsimmonsWinTKO11
      58Mar 1, 190619Larry TempleWinKO15
      57Dec 25, 190519Joe JennetteLossTKO8
      56Oct 7, 190519Jack BlackburnNCNC
      55Sep 29, 190519Young Peter JacksonDrawPTS
      54Sep 20, 190519Jack BlackburnDrawPTS
      53Sep 7, 190519Larry TempleDrawPTS
      52Aug 18, 190519Jack BlackburnWinPTS
      51Jul 4, 190519Larry TempleLossPTS
      50Jun 16, 190519Young Peter JacksonWinPTS
      49May 26, 190519Young Peter JacksonWinPTS
      48May 16, 190519Bogardus HydeWinTKO3
      47Mar 13, 190519George GuntherWinPTS
      46Mar 3, 190518George ColeNCNC
      45Feb 13, 190518Dave HollyWinNWS
      44Jan 20, 190518George GuntherWinTKO11
      43Jan 16, 190518Joe ReedWinKO5
      42Dec 22, 190418Joe ReedWinTKO9
      41Dec 9, 190418Jack BlackburnDrawPTS
      40Nov 25, 190418Tommy SullivanWinTKO3
      39Nov 24, 190418Andy WatsonWinNWS
      38Nov 4, 190418Dave HollyDrawNWS
      37Sep 30, 190418Dave HollyDrawPTS
      36Sep 5, 190418Barbados Joe WalcottDrawPTS
      35Jul 29, 190418George McFaddenWinTKO2
      34Apr 11, 190418Dave HollyLossPTS
      33Feb 22, 190417Willie LewisWinKO2
      32Feb 13, 190417Charles JohnsonWinTKO5
      31Jan 27, 190417Belfield WalcottWinNWS
      30Jan 11, 190417Jack BlackburnDrawNWS
      29Jan 6, 190417Andy WatsonDrawPTS
      28Dec 23, 190317Jack BlackburnDrawPTS
      27Dec 8, 190317 Joe GansWinPTS
      26Nov 28, 190317Joe ReedWinDQ
      25Nov 20, 190317Patsy SweeneyWinKO12
      24Oct 5, 190317Arthur CoteWinTKO5
      23Sep 15, 190317Shadow MorrisWinPTS
      22Aug 28, 190317Kid GriffoWinPTS
      21Jul 16, 190317Belfield WalcottWinPTS
      20Jun 26, 190317Danny DuaneLossPTS
      19Jun 19, 190317Walter BurgoWinTKO8
      18Jun 15, 190317Andy WatsonDrawPTS
      17Jun 5, 190317Tim KearnsWinTKO2
      16May 29, 190317Andy WatsonDrawPTS
      15May 26, 190317Chick MonahanWinKO1
      14May 25, 190317Billy JordanWinPTS
      13May 8, 190317Andy WatsonDrawPTS
      12Apr 20, 190317Andy WatsonNdND
      11Apr 16, 190317Stonewall AllenWinPTS
      10Apr 3, 190317Stonewall AllenDrawPTS
      9Mar 26, 190317John E. ButlerWinPTS
      8Mar 5, 190317Johnny JohnsonDrawPTS
      7Mar 4, 190317Sadler JenningsWinKO2
      6Feb 27, 190316Luther ManualWinPTS
      5Feb 6, 190316Luther ManualDrawPTS
      4Jan 23, 190316Luther ManualDrawPTS
      3Jan 22, 190316Billy ChisholmNdND
      2Jan 15, 190316Arthur PrattWinKO1
      1Apr 11, 190216Jack McVickerWinKO5

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      Statistics

      Sam Langford was 169 cm tall (5' 6.54") with a reach of 188 cm (6' 2.02"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 19 cm (7.48"). Langford had a 40.6% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Sam Langford's professional boxing career spanned more than 23 years — from 1902 to 1925.

      Langford made his debut against Jack McVicker at the age of 16 on April 11, 1902, defeating McVicker via 5th round KO.

      Some of Langford's best fights and notable victories include wins over Klondike Haynes, Dixie Kid, Fireman Jim Flynn, Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, William Hague, George McFadden, and Willie Lewis.

      Sam Langford had a total of 43 losses in his professional boxing career — all of them in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Danny Duane via 12 round PTS on June 26, 1903. He was stopped eight times and lost 35 times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Sam Langford's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title rematch against Brad Simmons at 39 years of age, on August 2, 1925. Langford lost the fight via 1st round TKO.

      Langford retired from professional boxing with a record of 211-43-52, which included 126 knockout wins and 8 losses via knockout. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.

      Career Highlights

      Although Sam Langford had a total of 314 fights, this fight against Joe Gans is the sole highlight of his career.

      • Sam Langford vs. Joe Gans

        The first remarkable big fight in Sam Langford's career. A 17-year old Langford (16-1-7, 8 KO) faced Joe Gans on December 8, 1903. Gans was 29 years old with a record of 134-8-17. Gans was on a one-fight win streak with 88 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Langford had a 8 cm reach advantage over Gans.

        Langford defeated Gans via 15 round PTS.

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