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Jack Blackburn

W L D
46 9 12
33 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 72
rounds 448
KOs 20%
 
global ID 11022
birth nameCharles Henry Blackburn
born 1883-01-01
death date1942-04-24 / age 59
debut1900-04-30 / age 17
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
residence
Versailles, Kentucky, USA
birth place
Versailles, Kentucky, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
167 596 68 16 11

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1923-03-07
Ray Pelkey16 7 6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LKO3/4
 L 
KO
3/4
  
1922-07-24
Panama Joe Gans56 7 4
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
1922-04-25
Bonecrusher McNallydebut
Clinton, Iowa, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Reported in Boxing Blade, May 13, 1922, page 7.
1922-04-07
Calvin Respress0 3 1
Elgin, Illinois, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper win for Blackburn. (Iowa City Press Citizen)
1920-12-20
Young Jack Johnson13 14 8
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1920-06-22
Kid Norfolk47 13 4
Madison A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO4/8
 L 
KO
4/8
  
This result was reported in the Philadelphia Record and Philadelphia Inquirer.
1920-01-27
Smiling Kid Nolandebut
Marble Hall, Biddeford, Maine, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
Boston Globe 28 January 1920
1918-11-28
Jimmy Lyggett Sr2 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1918-11-22
Harry Baker3 3 0
Penns Grove, New Jersey, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-09-20
Larry Williams15 9 2
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1918-04-22
Willie Langford13 3 1
Palace Theatre, Toledo, Ohio, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1917-12-07
Young Herman Miller20 8 6
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1917-10-04
Henry Hauber5 6 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala), the Philadelphia Record, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, all in favor of Blackburn. This was the main event of the last program held at the old Broadway A.C. Later, another venue of the same name operated.
1917-09-06
Joe Rosen0 1 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1917-08-13
Pat O'Malley7 1 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1917-07-16
Henry Hauber5 6 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Blackburn.
1917-06-15
Joe Borrell23 6 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) was a draw. The Philadelphia Record favored Blackburn as winner.
1917-05-31
Larry Williams15 9 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decisions in favor of Williams from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1917-03-29
Harry Baker3 2 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decisionin favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1917-02-15
Henry Hauber5 6 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.Other scheduled fights on the program: Indian Russell v. Muckles Reilly; Bob Beebe v. Jim Martin; Johnny McGuire v. Duke Bowers; Harry Kilburn v. Joe Caven (?).
1917-02-01
Harry Baker3 2 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Blackburn.
1917-01-22
Christy Williams10 12 4
Columbus, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1916-11-21
Jackie Clark21 7 10
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-11-17
Eddie Revoire9 5 0
Ryan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record was in favor of Revoire.
1916-11-03
Joe Borrell22 6 0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Borrell.
1916-10-20
Joe Borrell22 6 0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record in favor of Borrell.
1916-10-17
Eddie Revoire9 5 0
Ryan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Revoire from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1916-09-08
Young Ahearn18 6 1
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1916-08-23
Young Ahearn18 6 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Blackburn from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1916-06-28
K O Samson2 1 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
From the Philadelphia Record.
1916-06-20
Willie Baker1 1 0
Ryan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
From the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-06-12
Joe Rosen0 1 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of Blackburn (Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1916-01-07
One Round Sylvester0 1 0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Source of this information presently uncertain.
1915-12-25
One Round Sylvester0 1 0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Source of this information presently uncertain.
1915-09-06
Jack Watts5 2 0
Columbia Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Milburn Saylor
Main event of Indianapolis's first public fight card since May 29 1914.
1915-08-02
Eddie Palmer25 3 1
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1915-01-27
Al Rogers26 10 11
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror and Pittsburgh Post
1915-01-25
Harry Greb4 1 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Joe Donnelly
Greb won the newspaper decision according to the Pittsburgh Post. "Greb threw a million punches, but few landed..Blackburn blocked, side-stepped, slipped, rode, and ducked..From the first to the final bell, Blackburn was the center of a cloud of gloves. But he was so elusive that not one in ten..ever connected. Greb was on him all the time, and as Blackburn didn't start one-tenth the blows that Greb did, Greb must be accorded the decision.,,Blackburn landed some body punches, but they didn't have the steam to slow up Greb. Greb solved Blackburn's defense pretty well in the third round, after winning the first two. The fourth was even, and Blackburn had the edge in the 5th..Greb did practically all the fighting in the 6th."
1915-01-19
Harry Baker2 1 0
Fairmont A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Baker.
1915-01-12
Harry Baker2 1 0
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror, the Illustrated Boxing News reported a win for Baker.
1914-12-16
Al Grayber36 1 1
Mishler Theatre, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Altoona Mirror, the Pittsburgh Post reported a win for Blackburn.
1914-10-29
Emmett 'Kid' Wagner5 2 0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
The Philadelphia Public Ledger reported that Blackburn quit, taking the full count on one knee.
1914-10-10
Bill Watkins2 6 0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LKO4/10
 L 
KO
4/10
  
1914-10-05
Young Tommy Coleman13 6 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Coleman.
1914-09-12
Jack McCarron23 2 3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
According to the Philadelphia Record, McCarron won the newspaper decision. The Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) zacalled it a draw.
1914-05-20
150Gunboat Smith18042 6 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-04-04
152Tommy Howell149¾11 4 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger. This was Blackburn's first fight after serving a 5-year prison sentence for killing Alonzo Polk and shooting Polk's wife, Mattie, in a January 1909 street altercation.
1908-12-29
Harry Mansfield14 6 0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Blackburn won easily. (Chicago Tribune) The Philadelphia Item also reported that Blackburn won. The next day Jack Blackburn's brother, Fred Blackburn, slashed Jack's throat, but the injury was superficial. On the following January 12, Blackburn shot and killed another man (Alonzo Polk), and also shot the man's wife, jailed for 15 years he served just 5, being released in 1914. Blackburn went on to train Joe Louis.
1908-12-14
Jack Robinson10 16 11
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn.
1908-12-10
Jack Robinson10 16 11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was Blackburn's second fight on this date and a close fight.
1908-12-10
Mickey McDonough3 2 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item (and Philadelphia Record). This was the first of two fights for Blackburn on this date, and an easy win.
1908-11-23
Mike Donovan76 12 40
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburg Press, Pittsburgh Gazette Times.
This was the grand opening of the Duquesne Gardens as a major fight venue in Pittsburgh.
1908-11-07
133George Memsic18 7 12
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-09-30
Cy Flynn26 7 8
Germania Hall, Rochester, New York, USA
NNC6/6
 N 
NC
6/6
  
referee: George Hornechler
Buffalo Courier Referee stopped bout in 6th, "as he declared the men were stalling."
1908-09-26
John Wille7 8 5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Blackburn.
1908-09-14
Tony Caponi16 8 16
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-06-18
George Gunther5 7 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Blackburn.
1908-06-10
147½Philadelphia Jack O'Brien16289 6 14
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
"Jack O'Brien tonight defeated Jack Blackburn, colored, in a six round bout before the National Athletic Club. O'Brien knocked Blackburn down in the opening round and in the final round had the colored man hanging on to avoid punishment. The bout was one of the fastest ever seen in this city." (Nevada State Journal)) The Philadelphia Item also reported that O'Brien was the winner, but the Record inexplicably called it a draw.
1908-05-01
Steve Crosby52 12 18
Ontario A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was the second of two fights on this date for Blackburn, the second being added after he won the previous fight quickly.
1908-05-01
Mark Anderson3 3 1
Ontario A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
The first of two fights for Blackburn on this date. Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-04-21
Mike Donovan73 12 38
Abie Opera House, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1908-04-13
Bill Heveron3 5 2
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-03-20
Young Tommy Coleman3 1 0
Ontario A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Blackburn.
1908-03-14
Terry Martin34 9 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-02-27
George Gunther5 7 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record considered Blackburn to be the winner. The Item scored it as a draw.
1908-01-21
Charley Hitte11 2 0
Albany, New York, USA
W TKO14/20
 W  
TKO
14/20
  
1908-01-17
Jack Bonner44 17 19
Industrial A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackbuen.
1908-01-09
George Gunther5 7 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Gunther, but the Philadelphia Record considered Blackburn to be the winner.
1907-12-24
Mike Donovan68 12 36
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Reading Eagle, Philadelphia Item.
1907-12-20
Jack Morgan13 2 1
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Lew Derlacker
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-12-06
George Gunther5 6 2
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
Result from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1907-11-20
Harry Lewis24 7 3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
A newspaper win for Blackburn according to the Philadelphia Item and the Phildelphia Record.
1907-10-18
Mike Donovan68 12 35
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw," but the Philadelphia Record gave the decision to Blackburn.
1907-09-05
Jim Barry6 1 0
Savoy A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Barry outweighed Blackburn by twenty-five rounds and won the referee's decision. Previously listed as a win for Blackburn. Hartford Courant
1907-07-08
140Jim Barry1605 1 0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision is from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1907-06-27
Billy Burke7 4 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Blackburn.
1907-06-17
Terry Martin32 8 2
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Record.
A draw from Philadelphia Item.
1907-06-07
George Cole41 10 9
New Penn Art A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper Decision: A Win for Blackburn (Philadelphia Record. The Philadelphia Item reported the same result.
1907-05-27
Fred Bradley5 2 0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-05-23
George Gunther5 6 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was "draw."
1907-05-17
Herman Miller46 17 15
New Penn Art A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-05-15
George Gunther5 6 2
National S.C., Lyric Hall, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Three six round preliminaries preceded this bout (New York Times).
1907-04-18
George Gunther5 6 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn. This was a fairly close fight.
1907-01-25
Billy Burke7 4 1
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn.
1907-01-24
Kid Henry8 3 1
Lancaster A.C., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
"Henry has lost only once in 80 fights but showed a yellow streak Thursday night all through the fight, never landing once." (Daily Kennebec Journal) According to the Philadelphia Item, it was an easy win for Blackburn.
1907-01-01
George Cole40 10 9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was in favorof Blackburnb. Cole took a bad whipping.
1906-11-29
Eddie Haney9 2 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
referee: Lew Bailey
Haney was down twice in the 2nd round.
1906-11-06
Ted Smithdebut
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(Philadelphia Inquirer 12-9-1906)
1906-10-11
Dave Holly33 5 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn.
1906-08-23
Billy Burke6 2 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
The fight was stopped after Burke suffered a bad cut from an accidental butt.
1906-08-02
Billy Burke6 2 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Blackburn had to get off the floor to pound out a win.
1906-07-05
George Gunther3 4 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which was a draw.
1906-06-29
Joe Gans137 8 16
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Jack McGuigan
Newspaper decision for Gans from Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Inquirer, NY Evening World, Boston Morning Journal, wire ("Gans showed that he was his opponent's master in every department of the game").
1906-06-07
Kid Wilson4 8 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn. Wilson received a licking.
1906-05-11
Sammy Campbell3 2 3
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1906-05-04
Sammy Campbell3 2 3
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1906-05-01
Cleve Hawkinsdebut
20th Century A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1906-03-20
Kid Wilson4 7 1
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1906-03-08
Jack Williams17 7 5
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record, New York Morning Telegraph.
1906-02-07
George Gunther2 4 1
18th Regiment Armory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Pittsburgh Gazette, Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburg Press, NY Evening World (Blackburn "did the better work").
1906-01-31
132George Gunther1422 4 1
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Fred Fehrenbaugh
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Pittsburgh Gazette, NY Evening World, Boston Journal ("had there been a decision given it would have gone to Blackburn as his defensive and offensive work was fine").
Blackburn was down in the 3rd and 6th rounds.
1906-01-19
Pat O'Rourke0 2 0
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1905-10-13
152Larry Temple12 3 4
Marlborough Theater, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
Temple did not weigh in. Stipulation of a draw if both lasted the distance.
1905-10-07
Sam Langford29 3 15
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC1/6
 N 
NC
1/6
  
According to the Philadelphia Item, it was quickly evident that Langford and Blackburn had agreed to participate only if the fight was faked, so it was stopped.
1905-10-04
Jack Williams17 7 4
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item was "draw." Blackburn fought twice on the same date in two different cities (Philadelphia and Wilmington DE).
1905-10-04
Harry Senter3 1 0
National S.C., Wilmington, Delaware, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Blackburn fought twice on the same date in two different cities. This was an official decision, easily won by Blackburn decisively.
1905-09-20
Sam Langford29 3 13
Lyric A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1905-09-04
Larry Temple11 3 2
Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1905-08-18
Sam Langford28 3 12
Leiperville, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
It has been said this bout was fought under a revival tent in Leiperville, being a great fight.
1905-08-10
Jack Williams17 7 3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item Williams received a thrashing from Blackburn.
1905-06-10
George Cole38 10 9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
According to the Philadelphia Item, Cole was the upset winner.
1905-04-22
Joe Allen6 1 1
Manayunk A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
The Philadelphia Item reported that Blackburn was a quick winner over Allen.
1905-04-03
Dick Fitzpatrick9 5 9
Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/12
 W  
KO
2/12
  
1905-02-27
Cy Flynn15 2 3
Nonpareil A.C., Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1905-02-21
Ed Smith7 2 0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1905-02-17
Kid Wilson2 6 1
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer/NY Evening World (same report).
1905-01-31
Kid Ferry4 1 0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1905-01-19
Charley Mulhall6 10 9
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Blackburn and Mulhall fought for the second consecutive year in Tamaqua on January 19. This is not a repetition.
1905-01-12
Joe Grim16 10 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Grim was punished badly.
1904-12-09
Sam Langford14121 2 11
Marlborough Theater, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1904-12-03
Sam Bolen35 11 25
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, in favor of Jack Blackburn.
1904-12-01
Joe Grim16 10 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, NY Evening World, NY Sun. As usual, Grim received a bad beating.
1904-11-03
Joe Grim16 10 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record>, NY Sun. This may have been Grim's best fight. He hurt Blackburn several times, but was himself almost knocked out in round five.
1904-09-23
Charley Hitte7 1 0
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
On January 19, 1905, Hitte was stabbed during a brawl and almost died from the injury. He was out of the ring for the entire year of 1905.
1904-09-14
Blink McCloskey11 6 8
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item. (McCloskey was referred to as a "Fighting Hebrew"), Philadelphia Record, NY Evening World. Both nen were down in the 6th round.
1904-08-26
Dave Holly30 0 0
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item (close fight), and the Philadelphia Record.
1904-07-18
Harry Lenny1 0 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-04-05
137Kid Ferry1403 0 0
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
Weigh-in at 3 PM.
1904-03-25
Joe Gans128 8 14
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: James O'Hara
Philadelphia Item reported that Gans won easily. The match was made at 140 pounds, but the actual weights are not mentioned. NY Times reported that Blackburn "was apparently ten or fifteen pounds heavier than" Gans.
1904-03-01
Danny Duane28 13 8
Weimer Auditorium, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC2/15
 N 
NC
2/15
  
referee: John Buffamoyer
Having gone down from what he claimed to be a low blow, Blackburn was hit a number of times by Duane while on the canvas. Although several spectators claimed to have heard Blackburn being counted out, the referee - who was severely criticed by the Lebanon Daily News - stated that he gave no decision at all. After the fighters, who had left the ring amid much confusion, were persuaded to return to the ring, Blackburn refused to continue, believing to be entitled to the win on a foul.
1904-01-25
Kid Wilson1 5 0
Broadway A.C., Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record;A draw from Philadelphia Inquirer, NY Evening W; Wilson was down in the 2nd round.
1904-01-19
Charley Mulhall5 9 8
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Mulhall from Philadelphia Inquirer.
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record.
Mulhall was down in the 5th round. Blackburn was down in the 8th round.
1904-01-11
Sam Langford17 1 9
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Lew Derlacker
A draw from Philadelphia Item (which noted that it was a "light-hitting" affair), Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Record.
1904-01-08
Sam Bolen34 10 24
Shlegel's Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Frederick Sweigert
Bolen was down in the 2nd round.
1904-01-01
Jimmy Gardner25 2 15
Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
Sunday, January 3, 1904 Paper: Boston Journal
1903-12-31
142Mike Twin Sullivan132½6 0 9
Chelsea A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Larry Sweeney
According to Boston newspapers, Sullivan appeared to have deserved the decision. Although it was not reported as a prearranged draw in the press, but possibly it was, just not announced to be so.
1903-12-23
Sam Langford17 1 7
Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
Pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance; Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Boston Journal all reported Blackburn had the better of the fight.
1903-11-21
Dave Holly27 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which considered Holly to be the close winner.
1903-11-02
138Joe Gans124 7 14
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia Inquirer, NY Evening World, NY Sun, and Baltimore Morning Herald. Newspaper decision for Gans from Baltimore Sun. A draw from Philadelphia Item.
Blackburn was down in the 1st round.
1903-10-12
Eddie Kennedy28 5 7
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from the Philadelphia Record and the National Police Gazette.
1903-09-25
Tommy Cleary17 9 5
State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC1/6
 N 
NC
1/6
  
One of two fights for Blackburn on this date First, there was a meeting of Blackburn and Tom Cleary. Jack Blackburn accidentally hit Tom Cleary low and Tom Daly took Cleary's place. Blackburn knocked out Daly in 3 rounds. All of this activity occurred at the State A.C. and reported by the Philadelphia Record.
1903-09-25
Tommy Dalydebut
State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
One of two fights for Blackburn on this date, following his aborted fight with Tommy Cleary. From the Philadelphia Record.
1903-09-18
Vernon Campbell8 1 2
State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn.
1903-09-15
Tommy Wilddebut
Southern A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
Name reported as Harry Welde by Philadelphia Inquirer.
1903-09-01
Howard Wilson27 15 5
Southern A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record, National Police Gazette.
1903-07-03
Kid Terrell1 8 0
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Record.
1903-06-19
Jack Twin Sullivan20 2 17
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
A draw from Philadelphia Item, Philadelphia Record.
1903-06-13
Joe Uvanni1 2 0
Southern A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-05-05
Jack McKenzie6 0 0
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Result listed in Blackburn's published record. Undercard of program not reported in the Philadelphia Item. According to Philadelphia Inquirer, Jack Blackburn was scheduled to meet with Kid Stein, while his brother Fred Blackburn was scheduled to meet with Jack McKenzie, but neither of these two preliminaries were reported the next day in Inquirer, only the main event. The Item only reported Hart-O'Brien and said that the other scheduled fights were Jack Lansing v. Billy Meyers, Fred Blackburn v. Jack McKenzie, and Jack Blackburn v. Kid Stein.
1903-05-04
Dave Holly24 0 0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Item. A draw from Philadelphia Record.
Only two bouts were held on this program, and rain checks were given out.
1903-03-09
Charles McDonalddebut
Masonic Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
referee: Yock Henniger
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1903-03-02
133James Frazier133debut
Masonic Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Blackburn fought as "Kid Blackburn" and was listed as being from Indianapolis.
1903-02-23
Kid Reynolds0 1 2
Masonic Hall, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
referee: Buck Connelly
Pittsburgh Post. Blackburn fought as "Kid Blackburn".
1902-12-15
Eddie Gardner32 13 11
Casino Theatre, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
Fought at 136lbs.
1902-08-14
Bob Fanning0 1 0
Columbia theatre, Frankfort, Indiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
"The Frankfort Athletic Association gave a ten round bout at the Columbia theatre last Thursday evening between Kid Blackburn of Indianapolis and Bob Fanning of this city. Both fought well and showed much science. The decision was given to Kid Blackburn." (Indianapolis Recorder, 1902-08-16)
1902-08-07
Bob Fanningdebut
Columbia theatre, Frankfort, Indiana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
The Indianapolis Journal (8-8-1902)
1902-06-02
George Koernerdebut
Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
DPTS0/10
 D 
PTS
0/10
  
Indianapolis Freeman
1902-05-05
Jack Cullen3 5 4
Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Source: 05/10/1903 Freeman (IN)
1902-04-10
Steve Crosby41 6 14
Cleveland Club, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
The Indianapolis Journal
1902-03-06
Kid Stevensdebut
Odd Fellows Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Bout confirmed. Listed as Kid Blackburn. Exact verdict unknown but probably a knockout. "...and Blackburn had the better of the arguments and were declared the victors." Freeman (IN) 03/15/1902
1901-12-16
Eugene Bezenah24 12 27
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
NND0/0
 N 
ND
0/0
  
This bout was scheduled for Dec 16, 1901 according to the "Freeman(IN)." No result or confirmation that the bout occurred has been found.
1901-11-19
Jim Glasgowdebut
Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Indianapolis Journal
1901-05-11
Jack Cullen3 4 2
Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Indianapolis journal
1901-04-25
William Love0 0 1
Alexandria A.C., Alexandria, Indiana, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Indianapolis Journal
1901-02-21
John Deandebut
Alexandria A.C., Alexandria, Indiana, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Indianapolis Journal
1900-12-27
Joe Trevandebut
Odd Fellows Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Indianapolis Journal
1900-04-29
Albert Beandebut
Alexandria A.C., Alexandria, Indiana, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
Gid Blackburn W5 Alf Bram. (National Police Gazette, May 19, 1900)
"Chas. ("Kid") Blackburn, of Indianapolis, in his maiden fight easily defeated Al Beam, of Nashville, Tenn., in seven rounds". (Indianapolis Freeman, May 12, 1900)
For Blackburn's unverified early fights, see his biography.
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No Contest
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