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Bert Gilroy
 
Alias      Antonio Rea
Country    Scotland, British    
Hometown   Coatbridge, Scotland
Birthplace Airdrie, Scotland
Division   Middle & Light Heavyweight
Born       1918-05-10 
Died       1998-06-02 
Height     174        
Manager    Tommy Gilmour Snr


Career Record 
Date       Opponent                  Location                  Result
      
1933-09-01 Mick Cassidy              Airdrie, Scotland         W PTS  6 
1933-12-01 H Donnachie               Airdrie, Scotland         W PTS  6 
1933-12-02 H Smith                   Airdrie, Scotland         W KO   0
 
1934-01-01 Jim Gans                  Hamilton, Scotland        W PTS  6 
1934-02-01 Chick Harkins             Hamilton, Scotland        W KO   2 
1934-03-01 Bobby Spiers              Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  4 
1934-04-01 Battling Mooney           Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   1
 
1935-01-01 Pat Slavin                Edinburgh, Scotland       W KO   3 
1935-02-01 Johnny Morgan             Edinburgh, Scotland       L PTS 10 
1935-03-01 Jimmy Barr                Edinburgh, Scotland       L DQ   5 
1935-04-01 Billy Downey              Belfast, Northern Ireland D PTS 10 
1935-05-01 Bobby Donaldson           Edinburgh, Scotland       L KO   3 
1935-11-15 Johnny Clements           Hamilton, Scotland        L KO   3 
1935-12-02 Tosh Martin               Edinburgh, Scotland       W KO   1 
1935-12-20 Dave McKay                Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  6
 
1936-01-01 Jim Brady                 Belfast, Northern Ireland L TKO  5 
1936-02-01 Eddie Edwards             Bath, England             W PTS  6 
1936-03-01 Dave Clarkston            Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  6 
1936-04-01 Jim Toner                 Glasgow, Scotland         D PTS  6 
1936-05-01 Tom Sayers                Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  6 
1936-06-01 Jacky Morgan              Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  6 
1936-06-30 Bobby Lees                Glasgow, Scotland         L PTS  6 
1936-08-01 Al Valerio                Glasgow, Scotland         D PTS 10 
1936-09-01 Johnny McKay              Glasgow, Scotland         D PTS 10 
1936-10-01 Tommy Burns               Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS 10 
1936-11-01 Tommy Smith               Kirkcaldy, Scotland       L PTS 10
 
1937-01-01 Al Valerio                Glasgow, Scotland         L PTS 10 
1937-01-15 Pat Gillin                Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   5 
1937-02-01 Tom Doyle                 Belfast, Northern Ireland W KO   3 
1937-02-15 Mick Hassan               Glasgow, Scotland         L KO   1 
1937-03-01 Pat Cowley                Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS 10 
1937-03-15 Frank Erne                Glasgow, Scotland         L PTS 10 
1937-04-01 Dan Gillespie             Glasgow, Scotland         L KO   3 
1937-05-01 Tommy Smith               Glasgow, Scotland         L PTS 10 
1937-06-01 Pat Collins               Kirkcaldy, Scotland       W KO   4 
1937-07-01 Jack Sharkey              Belfast, Northern Ireland W KO   5 
1937-08-01 Pat Cowley                Belfast, Northern Ireland W PTS 10 
1937-09-01 Jacky Morgan              Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS 10 
1937-10-01 Jim Mount                 Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   8 
1937-11-01 Tiny Celphane             Kirkcaldy, Scotland       W KO   4 
1937-12-28 Pat Cowley                Belfast, Northern Ireland W KO   7
 
1938-01-01 Tommy Henderson           Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   2 
1938-02-01 Tommy Burns               Coatbridge, Scotland      W KO   5 
1938-03-11 Jim Mount                 Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   4 
1938-03-23 Walter Rankin             Perth, Scotland           W KO   5 
1938-03-25 Mick Hassan               Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS 10 
1938-04-08 Bushman Dempster          Glasgow, Scotland         D PTS 10 
1938-04-11 Pat Cowley                Belfast, Northern Ireland W PTS 10 
1938-05-01 Jack McKnight             Belfast, Northern Ireland W PTS 10 
1938-05-10 Roy Mills                 Leith, Scotland           W KO   6
 
1938-06-11 Johnny Clements           Coatbridge, Scotland      W KO  10
Scottish middleweight 'eliminater'
 
1938-07-02 Battling Charlie Parkin   Kettering, England        W KO   4
 
1938-09-27 Tommy Smith               Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS 15
Scottish middleweight title
 
1938-10-13 Paul Schaeffer            Edinburgh, Scotland       W PTS 10 
1938-12-25 Ken Robinson              Edinburgh, Scotland       W KO   6
 
1939-03-29 Paul Schaeffer            Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Sco W PTS 10 
1939-04-22 Jacky Morgan              Portobello, England       W KO   6 
1939-05-10 Ben Valentine             Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS 10 
1939-05-22 Jack Cooline              Coatbridge, Scotland      W KO   1
 
1939-06-07 Johnny Clements           Glasgow, Scotland         W DQ  13
Scottish middleweight title
 
1939-06-28 Arthur (Ginger) Sadd      Glasgow, Scotland         D PTS 10 
 
1939-12-06 Len Harrison              Newcastle, England        W KO   2
 
1940-01-03 Roy Mills                 Newcastle Upon Tyne, Engl W TKO  6
 
1940-03-06 Arthur (Ginger) Sadd      Newcastle Upon Tyne, Engl W PTS 12
British middleweight 'eliminater'
 
1940-10-06 Jock McAvoy               Bellvue Manchester,   Engl        15
British Middleweight Title - called off-injury Gilroy 
and though remaining No.1 contender till 1948 
Gilroy would never be given another Title fight (???).
    
 
1941-06-28 Jock McCusker             Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   3 
1941-07-25 Charlie Knock             Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   3
 
1942-03-12 Glen Moody                Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   7 
1942-09-24 Arthur (Ginger) Sadd      Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  8 
1942-10-08 Walter Rankin             Derby, England            W KO   3 
1942-10-15 Charlie Knock             Liverpool, England        W TKO  6 
1942-10-31 Paddy Roche               Dublin, Ireland           W PTS 10 
1942-12-02 Jack Hyams                Soho, London, England     D PTS 10
 
1943-01-11 Battling Charlie Parkin   Ripley, England           W PTS  8 
1943-01-13 Pat O'Connor              Soho, London, England     W KO   3 
1943-01-21 Jim Berry                 Sheffield, England        L PTS 10 
1943-02-03 Dave McCleave             Soho, London, England     L DQ   2 
1943-05-29 Pat O'Connor              Brentford, England        W PTS 10 
1943-06-10 Johnny Kilburn            Glasgow, Scotland         W KO   6 
1943-06-21 Ben Valentine             Leicester, England        W PTS  8 
1943-08-07 Ray McIntyre              Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  8 
1943-09-01 Pat O'Connor              Soho, London, England     D PTS 10
 
1944-01-13 Noel Wagener              Liverpool, England        W TKO  4 
1944-02-16 Freddie Mills             London, England           L TKO  8 
1944-03-13 Jim Berry                 Leicester, England        W PTS  8 
1944-03-29 Pat O'Connor              London, England           W KO   5 
1944-05-10 Dave McCleave             Soho, London, England     L PTS  8 
1944-05-11 Pat O'Connor              Birmingham, England       W PTS  8 
1944-06-19 Bruce Woodcock            Leicester, England        L KO   6 
1944-08-12 Glen Moody                Cardiff, Wales            W PTS 10 
1944-09-21 Lucien Courtois           Liverpool, England        W TKO  2 
1944-10-30 Pat O'Connor              London, England           W PTS  8 
1944-11-02 Ben Valentine             Liverpool, England        W PTS 10 
1944-12-06 Jim Berry                 Leith, Scotland           L PTS 10 
1944-12-14 Jim Berry                 Glasgow, Scotland         W PTS  8
 
1945-02-19 Vince Hawkins             London, Kensington, Engla L PTS  8 
1945-02-28 Pat O'Connor              London, England           W PTS  8 
1945-03-15 Jock McCusker              Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Sco W KO  15
Vacant Scottish Light-Heavyweight Title
1945-08-16 Lucien Courtois           Liverpool, Merseyside, En W TKO  2
 
1945-11-29 Ken Shaw                  Glasgow, Govan, Scotland  L PTS 15
Scottish Heavyweight Title
1945-12-26 Pat O'Connor              Belfast, Antrim, Northern W TKO  1
 
1946-04-08 Bruce Woodcock            Manchester, Greater Manch L TKO  2 
1946-06-12 Ben Valentine             Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Sco W PTS  8 
1946-12-23 Billy Mason               Dundee, Angus, Scotland   W KO   5
 
1947-01-29 Al Marson                 Dundee, Angus, Scotland   W KO   2 
1947-02-11 Marcel Cerdan             London, England           L KO   4 
1947-05-02 Battling Joe Igo          Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire,  W KO   1 
1947-06-19 Harold Anthony            Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Sco W KO   2 
1947-08-30 Ben Valentine             Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire,  W PTS 10
 
1948-05-14 Johnny De Villiers        Durban, KZN, South Africa W PTS 10 
1948-06-25 Stephane Olek             Johannesburg, Gauteng, So L KO   4
 
1949-02-09 Jock Todd                 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Sco W KO   8 
Scottish Light-Heavyweight Title
1949-03-09 Ken Shaw                  Paisley, Renfrewshire, Sc L PTS 12
Scottish Heavyweight Title
1949-06-13 Don Cockell               Leicester, Leicestershire L PTS  8 
1949-06-27 Allan Cooke               Sunderland, England       W PTS  8 
1949-10-14 Charel Baert              Edinburgh, Midlothian, Sc W KO   4 
1949-10-31 Allan Cooke               Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne W PTS  8 
1949-11-08 Matt Hardy                Edinburgh, Midlothian, Sc W KO   5
 
1950-01-18 Gerry McDermott           Paisley, Renfrewshire, Sc W PTS  8 

Record to Date
Won 86 (KOs 44)  Lost 25  Drawn 8  Total 119  


 

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