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Name: Albert Kid Lloyd
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Nationality: Australian
Hometown: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Born: 1892-03-25
Died: 1959-09-06
Age at Death: 67
Height: 5′ 10″
Reach: 72 ins

Albert Lloyd was born in Melbourne, Australia, on the 25th March 1892. He stood at 5’10” tall, weighed around 175 pounds, and fought from an orthodox stance. His career started in the bush when he was a teenager. He first got noticed when he won a heavyweight tournament in 1912. Lloyd fought all over Australia in search of bouts, including unofficial fights in Snowy Flynn’s travelling boxing troupe. He first won the Australian heavyweight title with a second round KO over Colin Bell in 1917, who has a draw against Sam Langford on his record. He lost the title three weeks later against Les Darcy’s former tutor Dave Smith. He then had wins against Americans Eddie McGoorty (W 20), and Fritz Holland (W KO 8).


After two unsuccessful challenges against Jimmy Clabby (D 20 & L 20), Lloyd eventually won the title back on the third try, with a points win over Clabby (W 20), on the 1st January 1918. He held the title for over two years with defences against George Cook three times, Ern Waddy three times and Clabby once. Lloyd was then stripped of his title when he travelled to New Zealand for a series of bouts against Waddy, Cook and Clabby. Eventually in 1921, Lloyd went to fight in Great Britain and Europe with fellow Aussies George Cook and Middleweight Frankie Burns. He stayed there for two years, participating in 32 bouts, for 17 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws.


His wins while in Great Britain and Europe, included Horace (Soldier) Jones (WF 10), Phil Suffling[ (W KO 3) and Phil Scott (W KO 3), while his losses included (Bombardier) Billy Wells (L KO 10), Jack Bloomfield ( L KO 6) and Gypsy Daniels ( L 20). He then returned to Australia fighting anywhere and everywhere, even unsuccessfully challenging Waddy for the Australian title twice. After he retiring from boxing, he became a Barman at the famous Melbourne hotel, Young & Jackson’s on Swanston Street. He passed away on the 6th September 1959. His ashes are kept at the Springvale Crematorium in Melbourne.


Record: 125 fights, 83 Wins (47 KO), 33 Losses, 8 Draws.