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George Memsic

W L D
18 13 13
3 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 44 rating
rounds 367 ranking
KOs 5%
 
global ID 11034
aliasJimmy Burns
born 1882-01-11
death date1972-05-00 / age 90
debut1902-09-27 / age 20
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
residence
Chicago, Illinois, USA
birth place
Streator, Illinois, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
60 163 6 7 3

Career Record

60 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Steve Dalton
10
3
7
 D 
PTS4/4
Venice A.C., Venice, California, USA
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Bud Anderson
12
0
2
 L 
KO8/0
Medford, Oregon, USA
Results from the Medford Mail Tribune. Memsic fought under the alias "Freddie Corbett".
referee: Jack Overdorf
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Bud Anderson
4
0
2
 L 
KO1/0
Medford, Oregon, USA
"Memsic was knocked down eight times in one round." (Fairbanks Daily Times)
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Eddie Murphy
20
2
4
 L 
NWS10/10
Gary, Indiana, USA
 L 
NWS
10/10

Gary, Indiana, USA
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune and Milwaukee Free-Press.
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Ad Wolgast
42
1
9
 L 
TKO9/20
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
World Lightweight Title (USA Version)
Both fighters arrested and charged with violating the anti-prizefight law
referee: Charles Eyton
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Lew Powell
36
6
3
 L 
TKO4/25
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
Referee stopped the bout after Memsic broke a radius bone blocking a swing.
referee: Charles Eyton
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Lew Powell
35
6
3
 L 
PTS15/15
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USA
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Lew Powell
35
6
3
 D 
NWS10/10
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
The newspapers were divided, with two for Powell and one for Memsic. LA Herald said Memsic won.
referee: Charles Eyton
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Frank Picato
10
1
1
 W  
NWS10/10
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
Note- Memsic won the newspaper decision by a "shade." (Los Angeles Times)
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133Ad Wolgast
41
1
9
127
 L 
NWS10/10
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Called draw in Oshkosh Daily Northwestern; Lowell Sun reported a newspaper win for Wolgast; Fort Wayne News said Memsic would have won but for a rally by Wolgast in 9th & 10th. UPDATE: LA Times, newspaper of record, reports newspaper win for Wolgast.
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Harry Trendall
8
2
2
 L 
PTS10/10
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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Frank Picato
10
1
0
 W  
NWS10/10
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Results from the Los Angeles Times.
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Ad Wolgast
37
1
8
 L 
NWS10/10
Naud Junction, Los Angeles, California, USA
LA Times.
referee: Charles Eyton
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Frank Picato
10
1
0
 D 
NWS10/10
Naud Junction, Los Angeles, California, USA
LA Herald
referee: Charles Eyton
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Freddie Welsh
25
2
3
 L 
NWS20/20
McCarey's Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
Welsh "had a shade the better of Geo. Memsic." (Bismarck Daily Tribune)
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Jack Blackburn
39
3
12
133
 L 
NWS6/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
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Young Donahue
17
7
10
 D 
PTS12/12
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
(Boston Globe)
referee: Dan Donnelly
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Clarence English
18
6
3
 W  
NWS10/10
McCarey's Pavillion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Newspaper decision for Memsic from LA Herald, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle.
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Phil Brock
18
6
2
 L 
NWS10/10
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
Brock won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne News)
Reno Evening Gazette reported a draw
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Rudy Unholz
36
26
17
 L 
NWS10/10
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
Unholz won the newspaper decision.
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135Joe Gans
141
8
16
134¾
 L 
PTS20/20
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
World Lightweight Title, 135lbs
referee: James J. Jeffries
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Montana Kid
1
1
2
 W  
KO7/0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Note- Montana Kid's opponent was listed as "Jimmy Burns."
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135Cyclone Johnny Thompson
18
14
6
136
 W  
PTS20/20
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
referee: Charles Eyton
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Charles Neary
24
9
22
 W  
PTS10/10
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
"Burns had a big lead in every round except the second, when Neary floored him with a right to the jaw for the count of nine." (Daily Review)
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Fred Sheerdebut
 W  
PTS3/3
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Jimmy Devine
11
5
2
 L 
KO3/6
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
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Charles Neary
22
8
21
 W  
KO2/20
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
referee: Eddie Robinson
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Montana Kid
1
0
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
referee: Eddie Robinson
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Adam Ryan
13
9
16
 W  
PTS10/10
Peoria, Illinois, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Peoria, Illinois, USA
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
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Young Donahue
8
3
6
 D 
PTS10/10
Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
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Unk Russell
17
0
0
 L 
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
"Referee Ryan awarded the decision to Russell." (New York Evening World)
referee: Jack Ryan
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Fred Landers
8
7
4
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Adam Ryan
13
7
16
 W  
PTS10/10
Denver A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
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Rube Smith
12
3
3
 D 
PTS10/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Lew Meyers
7
6
1
 W  
NWS6/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Newspaper decision was in favor of Memsic (Philadelphia Item).
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Kid Williams
11
6
3
 W  
NWS6/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
From the Philadelphia Item, with George Memsic winning. The Kid Williams he fought was the Philadelphia of that name and not the future world champion from Baltimore.
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Harry Cobb
12
5
5
 L 
DQ1/0
Houghton, Michigan, USA
referee: Abe Pollock
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Gus Gardner
15
15
4
 W  
NWS15/15
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
(Austin Daily Herald)
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Joe Flaherty
9
20
11
 W  
PTS10/10
Riverside A.C., Peoria, Illinois, USA
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Jimmy Gardner
27
3
16
 L 
KO3/6
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Listed as a knockout. The Referee stopped the fight after Memsic was knocked down three times in round number three.
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Honey Mellody
19
5
5
 L 
PTS6/6
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Otto Sieloff
37
15
17
 D 
NWS10/10
Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
(Oshkosh Daily Northwestern)
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Otto Sieloff
37
15
16
 D 
PTS10/10
Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Otto Sieloff
37
15
15
 D 
PTS6/6
Ashley Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Memsic was winning the contest but suffered a knockdown in the final round resulting in a draw. This was the Ashley Club's first boxing show.
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Kid Farmer
15
1
3
 D 
PTS6/6
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Cyclone Johnny Thompson
6
6
1
 W  
PTS6/6
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
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Young Scotty
6
8
5
 W  
PTS0/0
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
number of rounds not listed. Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1904.
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Mickey Riley
5
4
13
 W  
PTS6/6
Milwaukee A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Jack Dougherty
8
6
2
 D 
PTS0/0
Panorama Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Number of rounds unknown
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Young Griffo
67
10
37
 D 
PTS6/6
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Exact date unknown. No mention of this fight could be found in either Baltimore Sun or Baltimore American of December 1903.
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Young Sharkeydebut
 W  
PTS6/6
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records) Unable to determine which "Sharkey."
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Battling Nelson
29
9
12
 L 
PTS6/6
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Louie Long
10
1
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Joe (Spider) Welsh
3
5
1
 W  
PTS20/20
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Frank Newhouse
2
3
2
 D 
PTS15/15
North Bend, Oregon, USA
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
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Jimmy Reilly
22
17
12
 D 
PTS15/15
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USA
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133Young Corbett II
41
4
8
130
 D 
PTS4/4
Portland, Oregon, USA
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
referee: Jack Grant
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Jimmy Reilly
22
15
11
 D 
PTS15/15
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USA
Memsic faught as Dick Fitzpatrick. The decision was unpopular, as most felt Fitzpatrick won.
referee: Jack Day
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Tommy Sullivan
0
1
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Perhaps St. Louis Tommy Sullivan? (From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
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Eddie Kennydebut
 W  
KO2/0
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
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