Biehl, William "Billy Mahoney"

Profession: 
Athlete
Biography: 

Boxer Billy Mahoney was really William "Christ" Biehl, son of Fred Biehl Sr. & Sophia Ritter. He was born 13 August 1909 in the Volga German daughter colony of Gnadendorf and immigrated with his parents and siblings to the United States in 1910. He grew up in Fresno, California, where he died on 9 February 2000.

He boxed in the Welterweight class with a career win-loss-draw tally of 11-6-4. His debute fight was held 13 January 1921 and his career ended in 1924.

Billy Mahoney was a 1950s-era sports writer.

His brother, Eddie Mahoney (Fred Biehl, Jr.), was a lightweight boxer.

Source(s): 

- Billy Mahoney (BoxRec).
- William "Billy Mahoney" Biehl (FindAGrave)

Volga Colonies: 
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William Biehl (aka Billy Mahoney).
Source: The Young Corbett Magazine.