Harry Forbes (boxer)

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Harry Forbes
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Statistics
Weight(s) Bantamweight
Height5 ft 3.5 in (1.61 m)
Reach65 in (165 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1879-05-13)May 13, 1879
Rockford, Illinois
DiedDecember 19, 1946(1946-12-19) (aged 67)
Chicago, Illinois
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights146
Wins96
Wins by KO45
Losses20
Draws27
No contests3

Harry Forbes (May 13, 1879 – December 19, 1946) was an American boxer who took the World Bantamweight Title on November 11, 1901 when he defeated Danny Dougherty in a second-round knockout in Saint Louis, Missouri. [1] He lost the title three years later, on August 13, 1903 to Frankie Neil in a second-round knockout at the Mechanics Pavilion in San Francisco, California. [2]

Contents

He was a prolific boxer who boxed 146 verified matches and faced such exceptional boxers as bantamweight champions Johnny Coulon, and Johnny Reagan, as well as meeting the exceptional featherweight champion Abe Attell six times in matches that gained national interest. He also faced accomplished boxers Benny Yanger, Tommy O'Toole, Terry McGovern, Kid Goodman, and Joe Cherry. [2]

Early career

Harry Forbes was born in Rockford, Illinois on May 12, 1879. He began his boxing career around the age of eighteen in Chicago by winning eleven of thirteen of his better publicized fights that year with three by knockout, though his knockout percentage would increase in later years. [2] He was an early boxing pupil of Harry Gilmore of Chicago, who also taught Tommy White and Eddie Santry. [3]

First attempt at the World bantam title

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Terry McGovern

His important youthful bout with Terry McGovern, on December 22, 1899 was billed as a World bantamweight title match. McGovern was considered by many boxing historians as one of the greatest featherweights and one of the hardest hitters of all time. Forbes was only 22, though he already had over fifty fights to his name. He lost the Bantamweight Title shot, receiving a second-round TKO at Broadway Athletic Club in New York, with a total fighting time of only 1 minute 33 seconds into the second round. Of his October 1, 1898 non-title bout with "Terrible Terry" McGovern, one newspaper wrote, "He gave the 'Brooklyn Terror' a hard tussle for fifteen rounds before McGovern landed his soporific punch," knocking out Forbes at the Pelican A. C. in New York. [4]

On March 17, 1900, he lost to the exceptional boxer Benny Yanger, in a fifth-round TKO in Chicago, Illinois. Yanger was one of the few boxers to ever defeat Abe Attell.

World bantam champion

When he clinched the Bantamweight title with his win over Danny Dougherty on November 11, 1901 in St. Louis, surprisingly little coverage was featured in most national newspapers, possibly because Dougherty was not as well-known a boxer. The Scranton Republican wrote simply that Forbes had administered a "second round knockout defeat to Danny Dougherty of Philadelphia in what was to be a fifteen round battle." Greater interest would have been generated by defeating a reigning champion who had held the title for a significant period. [5] In his rematch with Dougherty on June 22, 1903, Forbes won in a six-round newspaper decision in Philadelphia in a non-title fight.

Defending World bantam title

His February 27, 1902 bout with Tommy Felz, which he won, was billed as a World bantamweight championship, but his fifteen-round May 1, 1902 World Bantamweight Title match with Johnny Reagan gained greater interest, considering Reagan's stature in the boxing community. The bout was declared a draw, and though one newspaper wrote that in the event of a draw an additional five bouts would be fought, this did not occur. [6]

In May and June 1902, he fought Johnny Reagan, and Young Devaney in World bantamweight title matches, successfully retaining his title.

He had three more important defenses of the title with Andrew Tokell, Johnny Kelly, and Frankie Neil between December 1902, and March 1903, winning two impressively by knockout or technical knockout. [2]

World Bantam Title loss

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Frankie Neil

On August 13, 1903, Forbes lost the World bantamweight title in a second-round knockout against Frankie Neil at the Mechanics Pavilion in San Francisco, a familiar venue for important San Francisco boxing. [2] According to the St. Paul Globe, the winning blow was a hard left to the stomach of Forbes. Forbes had been a two to one betting favorite prior to the bout due to his standing as reigning champion, though many boxing fans still backed Neil to win. In the brief two rounds of boxing, Forbes had been down three times, probably surprising many in the audience. [7]

On September 18, 1903 Forbes bested Tommy Love in his hometown Philadelphia, in a six-round bout. He did not outpoint his opponent until the last of six rounds, but had the advantage so decisively in that round by his furious punching that knocked Love to the mat, that he won the bout in the decision of most newspapers. Forbes showed his determination and stamina as a young boxer in the bout, though his inability to move decisively against his opponent in the early rounds may have indicated a lack of focus after his loss of the bantamweight title. [8]

Feather title attempt

On February 1, 1904, Forbes met Abe Attell in a World featherweight title Match, in St Louis at the West End Athletic Club. In his typically dominant style, Attell knocked out Forbes in the fifth of a twenty-round match. They had met previously on January 4, 1904 in another title fight which resulted in a ten-round draw in Indianapolis, Indiana. In reference to Forbes' impressive November 4, 1901, fifteen round points decision over Attell in St. Louis, Louisville's Courier-Journal wrote, "Forbes is the only fighter who Attell acknowledges to have ever gained a legitimate decision over him." It was the only victory Forbes would have over Attell, and increased interest in their five additional bouts. The Journal noted that "even money" was bet on their February 1904 meeting, a remarkable achievement for Forbes considering Attell's dominance and reputation, and that the fight would be "one of the best betting propositions offered in this part of the country in some time." [9]

For one of their last meetings, the Detroit Free Press noted that "both boys are past masters in the art of hit and get away," emphasizing that both had skills in evading blows after delivering one, though most historians would consider Attell the far superior tactician. [10] Their first three bouts were a loss in November 1901 and two draws in November 1902, and January 1904. In February 1904, Attell won with a fifth-round TKO, while in their meeting in February 1910, Attell TKO'd Forbes in the seventh round in Troy, New York. Only their January and February meetings in 1904 were Featherweight Title matches, and Attell probably consented to them knowing he had the edge as Forbes had already forfeited his World Bantamweight Title. [2]

In November 1904 and January 1905, Forbes knocked out Joe Cherry twice in bouts in Michigan. Of their November 25, 1904 bout in Saginaw, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote that "The fighting was fierce at all times and the honors were even up until the sixth round when Forbes scored the first knockdown." After the sixth, Forbes had the upper hand, having little fear of Cherry's blows, until he knocked out Cherry in the thirteenth round. [11]

Forbes attempted to retire in 1907, and did not fight again until 1910. One source rates his 1911 bout with the well known Johnny Coulon as the beginning of the final stage of his career. [4]

Swindling arrest

Forbes was arrested on suspicion of swindling and fraudulent use of the mails in 1909. He was sentenced to two years in prison and waged a fine of $10,000 on March 20, 1910. The John C. Mabry gang, of which he had become a part, obtained funds fraudulently on the promise they could fix athletic events in the sports of boxing, wrestling, foot, and horse racing. The gang was reputed to have fraudulently obtained as much as five million dollars in two years. Eighty four men were indicted and fourteen convicted in the scheme that stretched across the territory of many states. [12]

On August 22, 1911, President Taft commuted the two-year sentence against Forbes for swindling and reduced his fine. More surprisingly he appointed him a Deputy Sheriff. The reason given for commuting his sentence was the good behavior he exhibited during his prison term and his aid in convicting thirteen other defendants who were convicted with him. [12]

Resuming boxing

After serving time for swindling, Forbes fought at least twenty fights between 1910, and 1922, when he retired from boxing. He resumed his boxing career on February 28, 1911 against George Ramsey in Troy, New York, winning in a second-round knockout. [2]

One of his last shots at fame was his no decision World Bantamweight Title match with Johnny Coulon on March 28, 1911 in an ice rink in Winosha, Wisconsin. Most newspapers considered Forbes the loser of the bout. The Trenton Evening Times wrote that they considered the boxers he fought after this last meeting with Coulon strictly "second rate." [4] After November 1911, Forbes lost six of seven of his better publicized bouts including a rematch with ex-Bantamweight Champion Johnny Coulon on January 22, 1912 in Winosha, Wisconsin. [2]

Later years

Forbes died at Illinois Masonic Hospital on December 19, 1946. He was sixty-seven years old. [2]


Official Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
146 fights86 wins17 losses
By knockout4512
By decision385
By disqualification30
Draws26
No contests3
Newspaper decisions/draws 14

All Newspaper decisions are regarded as “no decision” bouts as they have “resulted in neither boxer winning or losing, and would therefore not count as part of their official fight record."

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
146Loss86–17–26 (17)Jimmy KatzPTS10Oct 9, 1922Chillicothe, Ohio, U.S.
145Loss86–16–26 (17)Paddy MeehanKO2 (?)Sep 22, 1913Glencove A.C., Glen Cove, New York, U.S.
144Loss86–15–26 (17)Matty McCueTKO10 (10)Aug 29, 1912Union Park Pavilion, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
143Loss86–14–26 (17)Oscar WilliamsKO2 (?)Jul 22, 1912Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.
142Win86–13–26 (17)Young FrenchyNWS10Mar 27, 1912Burlington, Wisconsin, U.S.
141Loss86–13–26 (16) Johnny Coulon KO3 (10)Jan 22, 1912Badger A.C., Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
140Loss86–12–26 (16)Eddie O'KeefeNWS10Nov 30, 1911New Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
139Win86–12–26 (15)Young KetchellNWS10Nov 17, 1911Mount Vernon S.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
138Win86–12–26 (14) Charley Goldman NWS10Nov 14, 1911Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
137Win86–12–26 (13)Sam KellarNWS10Oct 10, 1911Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
136ND86–12–26 (12)Earl DenningND6Sep 4, 1911Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
135Win86–12–26 (11)Joe HomelandTKO5 (10)Jul 27, 1911Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
134Draw85–12–26 (11)Young TogoPTS15Jul 4, 1911McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S.
133Win85–12–25 (11)Joe HomelandNWS8Jun 15, 1911Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
132Win85–12–25 (10)Young FitzgeraldKO3 (?)May 8, 1911Gary, Indiana, U.S.
131Win84–12–25 (10)Young Jimmy BrittKO1 (10)Apr 18, 1911South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
130Loss83–12–25 (10) Johnny Coulon NWS10Mar 28, 1911Ice Skating Rink Arena, Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.For world bantamweight title claim
129Win83–12–25 (9)Mike BartleyKO5 (?)Jan 25, 1911 Saint Josephs A.C., Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
128Win82–12–25 (9)Earl DenningNWS8Dec 21, 1910 Windsor A.C., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
127Win82–12–25 (8)Young MorganNWS6Nov 8, 1910Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
126Win82–12–25 (7)Joe HennessyKO3 (?)Sep 11, 1910Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
125Loss81–12–25 (7) Abe Attell TKO7 (?)Feb 28, 1910Troy, New York, U.S.
124Win81–11–25 (7)Joe CosterKO8 (10)Feb 14, 1910Bedford A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
123Win80–11–25 (7)George RamseyKO2 (?)Feb 8, 1910Troy, New York, U.S.
122Win79–11–25 (7)Tommy RyanPTS6May 29, 1907Menominee, Michigan, U.S.
121Win78–11–25 (7)Bruce ShearerKO4 (?)Sep 4, 1906Chenoa, Illinois, U.S.
120Draw77–11–25 (7)Maurice RauchPTS6Mar 26, 1906Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
119Loss77–11–24 (7)Tommy O'TooleNWS6Mar 5, 1906Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
118Win77–11–24 (6)Tommy MurphyKO5 (?)Jan 26, 1906West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.
117Win76–11–24 (6)Young GarfieldKO3 (?)Oct 31, 1905Riverside A.C., Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
116Win75–11–24 (6)Bruce ShearerKO5 (10)Sep 5, 1905Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
115Loss74–11–24 (6)Biz MackeyPTS10Jun 15, 1905Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
114Loss74–10–24 (6) Abe Attell PTS10May 10, 1905Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
113Draw74–9–24 (6)Phil LoganNWS6Apr 8, 1905National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
112Win74–9–24 (5)Paddy NeePTS10Feb 20, 1905Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
111Draw73–9–24 (5)Gus HartPTS6Jan 31, 1905Convention Hall, Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.
110Win73–9–23 (5)Joe CherryKO1 (?)Jan 27, 1905Arbeiter Hall, Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
109Draw72–9–23 (5)Paddy NeePTS10Dec 2, 1904Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
108Win72–9–22 (5)Joe CherryKO13 (15)Nov 25, 1904Saginaw A.C., Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
107Win71–9–22 (5)Dago MikeTKO8 (10)Sep 9, 1904Democratic Club, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
106Loss70–9–22 (5) Frankie Neil KO3 (6)Jun 17, 1904Waverly A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
105Win70–8–22 (5)Johnny KellyKO3 (?)Feb 13, 1904Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
104Loss69–8–22 (5) Abe Attell KO5 (20)Feb 1, 1904West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.For world featherweight title
103Draw69–7–22 (5) Abe Attell PTS12Jan 4, 1904Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.For world featherweight title
102Draw69–7–21 (5)Tommy FeltzPTS10Oct 14, 1903Metropolitan A.C., Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
101Win69–7–20 (5)Tommy LoveNWS6Sep 18, 1903State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
100Win69–7–20 (4)Kid McFaddenKO10 (10)Sep 10, 1903Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
99Loss68–7–20 (4) Frankie Neil KO2 (20)Aug 13, 1903Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.Lost world bantamweight title
98Win68–6–20 (4)Danny DoughertyNWS6Jun 22, 1903National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
97Win68–6–20 (3)Maurice RauchPTS15May 26, 1903Vineyard's Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
96Win67–6–20 (3)Tommy LoveNWS6Apr 20, 1903Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95Win67–6–20 (2)Biz MackeyPTS10Apr 16, 1903Marvin Opera House, Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
94Win66–6–20 (2)Jimmy DevineKO4 (6)Apr 13, 1903Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
93Win65–6–20 (2)Johnny KellyKO9 (10)Mar 24, 1903Missouri A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
92Win64–6–20 (2)Andrew Dick TokellPTS10Feb 27, 1903Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
91Win63–6–20 (2) Frankie Neil TKO7 (15)Dec 23, 1902Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
90Draw62–6–20 (2) Abe Attell PTS6Nov 10, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
89Win62–6–19 (2)Billy FinucanePTS6Nov 3, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
88Win61–6–19 (2)George HallidayTKO1 (6)Nov 3, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
87Win60–6–19 (2)Chick SullivanKO1 (8)Oct 16, 1902Saengerbund Auditorium, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
86Win59–6–19 (2)Maurice RauchPTS6Oct 11, 1902Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
85Win58–6–19 (2)Biz MackeyKO2 (20)Sep 4, 1902South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
84Win57–6–19 (2)Tommy FeltzPTS6Aug 11, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
83Win56–6–19 (2)Mike MemsicPTS6Jul 28, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
82Win55–6–19 (2)Billy FinucaneTKO4 (?)Jul 7, 1902Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
81Win54–6–19 (2)Young DevaneyPTS10Jun 13, 1902Elyria A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
80Draw53–6–19 (2)Johnny ReaganPTS20May 1, 1902West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
79Win53–6–18 (2)Kid GoodmanPTS6Mar 13, 1902Pyramid A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
78Win52–6–18 (2)Tommy FeltzPTS15Feb 27, 1902West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
77Win51–6–18 (2)Danny DoughertyKO4 (15)Jan 23, 1902West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
76Win50–6–18 (2)Billy RotchfordKO1 (6)Dec 19, 1901Pyramid A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
75Win49–6–18 (2)John O'DonnellTKO3 (?)Nov 23, 1901Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
74Win48–6–18 (2)Danny DoughertyKO2 (15)Nov 11, 1901West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Won world bantamweight title claim;
Won vacant world bantamweight title
73Win47–6–18 (2) Abe Attell PTS15Nov 4, 1901West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
72Draw46–6–18 (2)Tommy CodyPTS6Oct 21, 1901Twenty-second Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
71Win46–6–17 (2)Mike BartleyKO1 (10)Sep 3, 1901Watita Hall, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
70Draw45–6–17 (2)Jack O'KeefePTS6Jun 30, 1901Illinois Park, Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
69Win45–6–16 (2)Casper LeonTKO15 (?)Apr 2, 1901Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
68Win44–6–16 (2)Casper LeonPTS6Oct 27, 1900Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67Draw43–6–16 (2)Casper LeonPTS20Sep 6, 1900Lake Contrary, Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
66Draw43–6–15 (2)Jack RyanPTS6Jul 26, 1900Opera House, Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
65Win43–6–14 (2)Walter BloomPTS20Jul 4, 1900Fairgrounds, Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
64Win42–6–14 (2)Young GustavsonKO3 (?)Jun 15, 1900Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63Win41–6–14 (2)Young HerzogKO3 (?)Jun 2, 1900Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
62Loss40–6–14 (2) Oscar Gardner KO1 (6)Jun 1, 1900Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
61Win40–5–14 (2)Fred O'NeilKO1 (?)May 15, 1900Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
60Win39–5–14 (2)Jim RyanKO3 (?)Apr 22, 1900Kensington, Illinois, U.S.
59Loss38–5–14 (2)Benny YangerTKO5 (6)Mar 17, 1900Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
58Draw38–4–14 (2)Maurice RauchPTS6Jan 26, 1900Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
57Win38–4–13 (2)Walter BloomPTS6Jan 20, 1900Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
56Draw37–4–13 (2)Jimmy SimisterPTS20Jan 6, 1900Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
55Loss37–4–12 (2) Terry McGovern TKO2 (25)Dec 22, 1899Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.For world bantamweight title
54ND37–3–12 (2)Danny McMahonND6Dec 18, 1899Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
53Draw37–3–12 (1)Tim CallahanPTS6Dec 10, 1899Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
52Draw37–3–11 (1) Oscar Gardner PTS6Dec 1, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
51Draw37–3–10 (1)Tim CallahanPTS6Oct 20, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
50Win37–3–9 (1)Harry WhittinghamPTS6Oct 18, 1899Belle City Opera House, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
49Win36–3–9 (1)Eddie SpraguePTS12Sep 19, 1899Still City A.C., Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
48Draw35–3–9 (1)Eddie LennyPTS25Sep 11, 1899Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
47Win35–3–8 (1)Billy RotchfordPTS6Aug 25, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
46Win34–3–8 (1)Billy RotchfordDQ1 (6)Jul 28, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
45Win33–3–8 (1)Eddie SpragueTKO12 (?)Jul 4, 1899Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
44Win32–3–8 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithTKO14 (?)May 29, 1899Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
43Draw31–3–8 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithPTS6May 6, 1899Howard Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
42Win31–3–7 (1) Torpedo Billy Murphy KO4 (?)Apr 29, 1899Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
41Win30–3–7 (1)Kid RyanPTS6Apr 19, 1899Springfield A.C., Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
40Win29–3–7 (1)Eddie LennyPTS20Mar 31, 1899Crescent A.C., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
39Win28–3–7 (1)Eddie SpraguePTS6Mar 25, 1899Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
38Win27–3–7 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithPTS6Mar 11, 1899Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
37Win26–3–7 (1)Tommy CodyPTS6Feb 26, 1899Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
36Win25–3–7 (1)Billy BoydPTS6Feb 3, 1899Turner Hall, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35Win24–3–7 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithPTS6Jan 30, 1899Seventh Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34Win23–3–7 (1)Eddie SpraguePTS6Dec 24, 1898Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33Draw22–3–7 (1)Tim CallahanPTS6Dec 19, 1898Fort Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
32Win22–3–6 (1)Johnny WhittakerPTS6Dec 15, 1898Milwaukee A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
31Win21–3–6 (1)Willie PurdyPTS6Dec 10, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
30ND20–3–6 (1)Kid RyanND4Nov 28, 1898Hanlon's Court, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
29Win20–3–6George HallPTS6Nov 16, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
28Win19–3–6Jimmy RoseDQ14 (?)Nov 5, 1898Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
27Draw18–3–6Casper LeonPTS6Oct 22, 1898America A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
26Draw18–3–5Johnny WhittakerPTS6Oct 8, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
25Loss18–3–4 Terry McGovern KO15 (25)Oct 1, 1898Pelican A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
24Win18–2–4Jack WardDQ6 (?)Sep 10, 1898Pelican A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
23Win17–2–4Patsy DonovanTKO4 (10)Sep 2, 1898Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
22Win16–2–4Billy BarrettPTS10Aug 13, 1898Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
21Win15–2–4Maxie HaughKO7 (?)Aug 6, 1898Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
20Win14–2–4Larry LaceyKO4 (?)Jul 18, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
19Win13–2–4Barney McCallKO4 (?)Jul 13, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
18Draw12–2–4Johnny RitchiePTS6Apr 23, 1898Montello AC, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
17Draw12–2–3Joe BertrandPTS6Feb 28, 1898Montecello Club, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
16Loss12–2–2Johnny RitchiePTS6Jan 29, 1898Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15Win12–1–2Tom CooneyTKO2 (6)Jan 15, 1898Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
14Draw11–1–2Barney McCallPTS5Jan 8, 1898Bankers Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
13Win11–1–1Barney McCallPTS6Dec 30, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
12Win10–1–1Billy BoydPTS4Dec 21, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
11Win9–1–1Johnny GallagherKO5 (?)Dec 12, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
10Win8–1–1Maurice RauchPTS6Nov 30, 1897Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
9Win7–1–1Eddie CarrollPTS6Nov 1, 1897McGurn's Handball Court, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
8Win6–1–1Joe SturchPTS4Oct 23, 1897Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
7Draw5–1–1Fred WoodsPTS5Sep 1, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Exact date unknown
6Win5–1Ned HanlonKO1 (?)Aug 28, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
5Win4–1Ned HanlonTKO1 (?)Jul 19, 1897Hanlon's Court, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
4Win3–1Mike BartleyKO2 (?)Jul 10, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
3Win2–1Fred WolfPTS4May 1, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
2Win1–1Maurice RauchPTS6Apr 10, 1897Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
1Loss0–1Joe SturchPTS4Jan 16, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Unofficial Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
146 fights96 wins20 losses
By knockout4512
By decision488
By disqualification30
Draws27
No contests3

Record with the inclusion of Newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
146Loss96–20–27 (3)Jimmy KatzPTS10Oct 9, 1922Chillicothe, Ohio, U.S.
145Loss96–19–27 (3)Paddy MeehanKO2 (?)Sep 22, 1913Glencove A.C., Glen Cove, New York, U.S.
144Loss96–18–27 (3)Matty McCueTKO10 (10)Aug 29, 1912Union Park Pavilion, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
143Loss96–17–27 (3)Oscar WilliamsKO2 (?)Jul 22, 1912Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.
142Win96–16–27 (3)Young FrenchyNWS10Mar 27, 1912Burlington, Wisconsin, U.S.
141Loss95–16–27 (3) Johnny Coulon KO3 (10)Jan 22, 1912Badger A.C., Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
140Loss95–15–27 (3)Eddie O'KeefeNWS10Nov 30, 1911New Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
139Win95–14–27 (3)Young KetchellNWS10Nov 17, 1911Mount Vernon S.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
138Win94–14–27 (3) Charley Goldman NWS10Nov 14, 1911Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
137Win93–14–27 (3)Sam KellarNWS10Oct 10, 1911Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
136ND92–14–27 (3)Earl DenningND6Sep 4, 1911Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
135Win92–14–27 (2)Joe HomelandTKO5 (10)Jul 27, 1911Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
134Draw91–14–27 (2)Young TogoPTS15Jul 4, 1911McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S.
133Win91–14–26 (2)Joe HomelandNWS8Jun 15, 1911Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
132Win90–14–26 (2)Young FitzgeraldKO3 (?)May 8, 1911Gary, Indiana, U.S.
131Win89–14–26 (2)Young Jimmy BrittKO1 (10)Apr 18, 1911South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
130Loss88–14–26 (2) Johnny Coulon NWS10Mar 28, 1911Ice Skating Rink Arena, Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.For world bantamweight title claim
129Win88–13–26 (2)Mike BartleyKO5 (?)Jan 25, 1911 Saint Josephs A.C., Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
128Win87–13–26 (2)Earl DenningNWS8Dec 21, 1910 Windsor A.C., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
127Win86–13–26 (2)Young MorganNWS6Nov 8, 1910Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
126Win85–13–26 (2)Joe HennessyKO3 (?)Sep 11, 1910Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
125Loss84–13–26 (2) Abe Attell TKO7 (?)Feb 28, 1910Troy, New York, U.S.
124Win84–12–26 (2)Joe CosterKO8 (10)Feb 14, 1910Bedford A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
123Win83–12–26 (2)George RamseyKO2 (?)Feb 8, 1910Troy, New York, U.S.
122Win82–12–26 (2)Tommy RyanPTS6May 29, 1907Menominee, Michigan, U.S.
121Win81–12–26 (2)Bruce ShearerKO4 (?)Sep 4, 1906Chenoa, Illinois, U.S.
120Draw80–12–26 (2)Maurice RauchPTS6Mar 26, 1906Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
119Loss80–12–25 (2)Tommy O'TooleNWS6Mar 5, 1906Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
118Win80–11–25 (2)Tommy MurphyKO5 (?)Jan 26, 1906West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.
117Win79–11–25 (2)Young GarfieldKO3 (?)Oct 31, 1905Riverside A.C., Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
116Win78–11–25 (2)Bruce ShearerKO5 (10)Sep 5, 1905Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
115Loss77–11–25 (2)Biz MackeyPTS10Jun 15, 1905Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
114Loss77–10–25 (2) Abe Attell PTS10May 10, 1905Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
113Draw77–9–25 (2)Phil LoganNWS6Apr 8, 1905National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
112Win77–9–24 (2)Paddy NeePTS10Feb 20, 1905Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
111Draw76–9–24 (2)Gus HartPTS6Jan 31, 1905Convention Hall, Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.
110Win76–9–23 (2)Joe CherryKO1 (?)Jan 27, 1905Arbeiter Hall, Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
109Draw75–9–23 (2)Paddy NeePTS10Dec 2, 1904Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
108Win75–9–22 (2)Joe CherryKO13 (15)Nov 25, 1904Saginaw A.C., Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
107Win74–9–22 (2)Dago MikeTKO8 (10)Sep 9, 1904Democratic Club, Denver, Colorado, U.S.
106Loss73–9–22 (2) Frankie Neil KO3 (6)Jun 17, 1904Waverly A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
105Win73–8–22 (2)Johnny KellyKO3 (?)Feb 13, 1904Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
104Loss72–8–22 (2) Abe Attell KO5 (20)Feb 1, 1904West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.For world featherweight title
103Draw72–7–22 (2) Abe Attell PTS12Jan 4, 1904Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.For world featherweight title
102Draw72–7–21 (2)Tommy FeltzPTS10Oct 14, 1903Metropolitan A.C., Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
101Win72–7–20 (2)Tommy LoveNWS6Sep 18, 1903State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
100Win71–7–20 (2)Kid McFaddenKO10 (10)Sep 10, 1903Tammany A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
99Loss70–7–20 (2) Frankie Neil KO2 (20)Aug 13, 1903Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, U.S.Lost world bantamweight title
98Win70–6–20 (2)Danny DoughertyNWS6Jun 22, 1903National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
97Win69–6–20 (2)Maurice RauchPTS15May 26, 1903Vineyard's Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
96Win68–6–20 (2)Tommy LoveNWS6Apr 20, 1903Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
95Win67–6–20 (2)Biz MackeyPTS10Apr 16, 1903Marvin Opera House, Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
94Win66–6–20 (2)Jimmy DevineKO4 (6)Apr 13, 1903Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
93Win65–6–20 (2)Johnny KellyKO9 (10)Mar 24, 1903Missouri A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
92Win64–6–20 (2)Andrew Dick TokellPTS10Feb 27, 1903Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
91Win63–6–20 (2) Frankie Neil TKO7 (15)Dec 23, 1902Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
90Draw62–6–20 (2) Abe Attell PTS6Nov 10, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
89Win62–6–19 (2)Billy FinucanePTS6Nov 3, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
88Win61–6–19 (2)George HallidayTKO1 (6)Nov 3, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
87Win60–6–19 (2)Chick SullivanKO1 (8)Oct 16, 1902Saengerbund Auditorium, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
86Win59–6–19 (2)Maurice RauchPTS6Oct 11, 1902Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
85Win58–6–19 (2)Biz MackeyKO2 (20)Sep 4, 1902South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
84Win57–6–19 (2)Tommy FeltzPTS6Aug 11, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
83Win56–6–19 (2)Mike MemsicPTS6Jul 28, 1902America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
82Win55–6–19 (2)Billy FinucaneTKO4 (?)Jul 7, 1902Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
81Win54–6–19 (2)Young DevaneyPTS10Jun 13, 1902Elyria A.C., Denver, Colorado, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
80Draw53–6–19 (2)Johnny ReaganPTS20May 1, 1902West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
79Win53–6–18 (2)Kid GoodmanPTS6Mar 13, 1902Pyramid A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
78Win52–6–18 (2)Tommy FeltzPTS15Feb 27, 1902West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
77Win51–6–18 (2)Danny DoughertyKO4 (15)Jan 23, 1902West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Retained world bantamweight title
76Win50–6–18 (2)Billy RotchfordKO1 (6)Dec 19, 1901Pyramid A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
75Win49–6–18 (2)John O'DonnellTKO3 (?)Nov 23, 1901Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
74Win48–6–18 (2)Danny DoughertyKO2 (15)Nov 11, 1901West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.Won world bantamweight title claim;
Won vacant world bantamweight title
73Win47–6–18 (2) Abe Attell PTS15Nov 4, 1901West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
72Draw46–6–18 (2)Tommy CodyPTS6Oct 21, 1901Twenty-second Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
71Win46–6–17 (2)Mike BartleyKO1 (10)Sep 3, 1901Watita Hall, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
70Draw45–6–17 (2)Jack O'KeefePTS6Jun 30, 1901Illinois Park, Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
69Win45–6–16 (2)Casper LeonTKO15 (?)Apr 2, 1901Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
68Win44–6–16 (2)Casper LeonPTS6Oct 27, 1900Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
67Draw43–6–16 (2)Casper LeonPTS20Sep 6, 1900Lake Contrary, Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
66Draw43–6–15 (2)Jack RyanPTS6Jul 26, 1900Opera House, Aurora, Illinois, U.S.
65Win43–6–14 (2)Walter BloomPTS20Jul 4, 1900Fairgrounds, Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
64Win42–6–14 (2)Young GustavsonKO3 (?)Jun 15, 1900Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
63Win41–6–14 (2)Young HerzogKO3 (?)Jun 2, 1900Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
62Loss40–6–14 (2) Oscar Gardner KO1 (6)Jun 1, 1900Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
61Win40–5–14 (2)Fred O'NeilKO1 (?)May 15, 1900Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
60Win39–5–14 (2)Jim RyanKO3 (?)Apr 22, 1900Kensington, Illinois, U.S.
59Loss38–5–14 (2)Benny YangerTKO5 (6)Mar 17, 1900Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
58Draw38–4–14 (2)Maurice RauchPTS6Jan 26, 1900Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
57Win38–4–13 (2)Walter BloomPTS6Jan 20, 1900Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
56Draw37–4–13 (2)Jimmy SimisterPTS20Jan 6, 1900Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
55Loss37–4–12 (2) Terry McGovern TKO2 (25)Dec 22, 1899Broadway A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.For world bantamweight title
54ND37–3–12 (2)Danny McMahonND6Dec 18, 1899Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
53Draw37–3–12 (1)Tim CallahanPTS6Dec 10, 1899Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
52Draw37–3–11 (1) Oscar Gardner PTS6Dec 1, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
51Draw37–3–10 (1)Tim CallahanPTS6Oct 20, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
50Win37–3–9 (1)Harry WhittinghamPTS6Oct 18, 1899Belle City Opera House, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
49Win36–3–9 (1)Eddie SpraguePTS12Sep 19, 1899Still City A.C., Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
48Draw35–3–9 (1)Eddie LennyPTS25Sep 11, 1899Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
47Win35–3–8 (1)Billy RotchfordPTS6Aug 25, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
46Win34–3–8 (1)Billy RotchfordDQ1 (6)Jul 28, 1899Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
45Win33–3–8 (1)Eddie SpragueTKO12 (?)Jul 4, 1899Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
44Win32–3–8 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithTKO14 (?)May 29, 1899Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
43Draw31–3–8 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithPTS6May 6, 1899Howard Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
42Win31–3–7 (1) Torpedo Billy Murphy KO4 (?)Apr 29, 1899Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
41Win30–3–7 (1)Kid RyanPTS6Apr 19, 1899Springfield A.C., Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
40Win29–3–7 (1)Eddie LennyPTS20Mar 31, 1899Crescent A.C., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
39Win28–3–7 (1)Eddie SpraguePTS6Mar 25, 1899Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
38Win27–3–7 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithPTS6Mar 11, 1899Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
37Win26–3–7 (1)Tommy CodyPTS6Feb 26, 1899Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
36Win25–3–7 (1)Billy BoydPTS6Feb 3, 1899Turner Hall, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
35Win24–3–7 (1)Turkey Point Billy SmithPTS6Jan 30, 1899Seventh Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
34Win23–3–7 (1)Eddie SpraguePTS6Dec 24, 1898Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
33Draw22–3–7 (1)Tim CallahanPTS6Dec 19, 1898Fort Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
32Win22–3–6 (1)Johnny WhittakerPTS6Dec 15, 1898Milwaukee A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
31Win21–3–6 (1)Willie PurdyPTS6Dec 10, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
30ND20–3–6 (1)Kid RyanND4Nov 28, 1898Hanlon's Court, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
29Win20–3–6George HallPTS6Nov 16, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
28Win19–3–6Jimmy RoseDQ14 (?)Nov 5, 1898Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
27Draw18–3–6Casper LeonPTS6Oct 22, 1898America A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
26Draw18–3–5Johnny WhittakerPTS6Oct 8, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
25Loss18–3–4 Terry McGovern KO15 (25)Oct 1, 1898Pelican A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
24Win18–2–4Jack WardDQ6 (?)Sep 10, 1898Pelican A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
23Win17–2–4Patsy DonovanTKO4 (10)Sep 2, 1898Lenox A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
22Win16–2–4Billy BarrettPTS10Aug 13, 1898Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
21Win15–2–4Maxie HaughKO7 (?)Aug 6, 1898Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
20Win14–2–4Larry LaceyKO4 (?)Jul 18, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
19Win13–2–4Barney McCallKO4 (?)Jul 13, 1898Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
18Draw12–2–4Johnny RitchiePTS6Apr 23, 1898Montello AC, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
17Draw12–2–3Joe BertrandPTS6Feb 28, 1898Montecello Club, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
16Loss12–2–2Johnny RitchiePTS6Jan 29, 1898Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15Win12–1–2Tom CooneyTKO2 (6)Jan 15, 1898Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
14Draw11–1–2Barney McCallPTS5Jan 8, 1898Bankers Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
13Win11–1–1Barney McCallPTS6Dec 30, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
12Win10–1–1Billy BoydPTS4Dec 21, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
11Win9–1–1Johnny GallagherKO5 (?)Dec 12, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
10Win8–1–1Maurice RauchPTS6Nov 30, 1897Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
9Win7–1–1Eddie CarrollPTS6Nov 1, 1897McGurn's Handball Court, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
8Win6–1–1Joe SturchPTS4Oct 23, 1897Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
7Draw5–1–1Fred WoodsPTS5Sep 1, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.Exact date unknown
6Win5–1Ned HanlonKO1 (?)Aug 28, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
5Win4–1Ned HanlonTKO1 (?)Jul 19, 1897Hanlon's Court, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
4Win3–1Mike BartleyKO2 (?)Jul 10, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
3Win2–1Fred WolfPTS4May 1, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
2Win1–1Maurice RauchPTS6Apr 10, 1897Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
1Loss0–1Joe SturchPTS4Jan 16, 1897Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Harry Harris
World Bantamweight Champion
November 11, 1901 April 13, 1903
Succeeded by
Frankie Neil