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Sailor Burke

W L D
27 7 0
23 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 35
rounds 161
KOs 36%
 
global ID 11640
birth nameCharles Presser
aliasCharles Presser
born 1885-00-00
death date1960-00-00 / age 75
debut1904-12-10 / age 20
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 9½″   /   177cm
residence
Brooklyn, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
64 206 12 13 4

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1912-03-21
Bob Moha1669 1 3
National S.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Moha won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post)
1912-03-11
Jim Maher3 9 0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
referee: Florrie Barnett
Maher was a last-minute substitute for Charley Victor. (NY Sun)
1912-03-05
167Larry English1638 0 1
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Burke easily won the newspaper decision according to more than one source. The New York Sun gave English only the second and seventh rounds.
1912-02-03
Tom McMahon8 3 2
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
This was a bitterly-fought battle with McMahon receiving the newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1912-01-09
Soldier Delaney2 3 0
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Buffalo Times
1911-12-16
Tom McMahon7 2 2
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Burke was a decisive winner.
1911-12-12
Billy Uvickdebut
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1911-12-09
Young Hermandebut
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO7/0
 W  
TKO
7/0
  
1911-11-21
Bill Hurley6 10 2
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1911-10-23
Jumbo Wells4 2 0
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1911-10-17
Soldier Kearns7 0 0
New York, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1911-08-22
165Billy Papke16033 5 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Papke defended his claim as World Middleweight champion
Burke outfought Papke and though he did not show any science he battered him at will. Among those at ringside was the Marquis of Queensbury who was writing a descriptive story for the newspapers. (Indianapolis Star) Newspaper decision from the New York Times, which reported Burke as the winner. This was a promotion of the 20th Century A.C.
1911-06-30
Ted Nelson32 14 3
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1911-06-16
Jim Maher2 7 0
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Maher, billed as the Irish middleweight champion, dislocated his shoulder when he fell after a knockout blow from Burke.
1911-06-05
Ted Nelson30 14 3
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
LDQ9/10
 L 
DQ
9/10
  
1911-05-08
Montana Jack Sullivan5 1 4
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1911-04-21
Tom McMahon7 0 1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Also incorrectly reported as occurring in New Castle, PA New York Times
1911-04-10
Montana Dan Sullivan3 0 1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
Exact date in 1911 unknown.
1911-04-05
Jim Mitchen1 1 0
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Willie McDonald
Switched from Sailor White to Sailor Burke per the day after New York Times.
1911-03-09
Willie Lewis47 8 4
Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1911-01-24
Kid Henry9 2 0
German Hall, Albany, New York, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
1910-12-02
Frank Mantell23 6 10
New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/0
 L 
NWS
10/0
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This program was promoted by the National S.C.
1910-11-08
Bill MacKinnon14 6 6
Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1910-10-21
Willie Lewis46 7 4
National S.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1910-06-21
Jim Smith5 4 0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram (Paul Zabala).
1910-04-04
Jack Twin Sullivan39 14 30
Marathon A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/0
 L 
NWS
10/0
  
New York Times
1910-03-21
Tim Sullivan2 2 3
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
New York Times
1909-12-20
Sailor Brown0 4 1
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Correct Burke and Brown uncertain. Tacoma Daily News
1909-08-31
Porky Dan Flynn7 1 3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
Flynn was a decisive winner over Burke.
1909-08-13
Willie Lewis41 5 2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
LKO6/10
 L 
KO
6/10
  
After Lewis was down in 1st and Burke in 2nd, both fighters are down in 3rd from simultanious punches and both were saved by the bell
1909-04-14
Bill MacKinnon9 1 2
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ11/12
 L 
DQ
11/12
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
Boston Herald. McKinnon floored in the first and fourth. Burke floored twice in the tenth. In the sixth, Burke sprained three ligaments in his left arm just below the elbow and fought one handedly from that time on. New York Times Bill McKinnon was coming on in the later rounds and had Burke groggy several times until finally Burke landed a hard right very low forcing Sheehan to stop the fight in McKinnon's favour.
1909-03-22
Jack Twin Sullivan37 12 29
Marathon A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
(New York Times)
1909-02-12
Jim MacSherrydebut
National A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1908-11-24
Joe Thomas13 6 4
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1908-08-18
Billy Papke24 1 4
National A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
"Although no verdict could be handed down, Papke's lead at the end was too clear to make any decision necessary." (Decatur Daily Review) Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-07-03
Tommy Sullivan17 4 4
Roman A.C., New York, New York, USA
NNC0/6
 N 
NC
0/6
  
Bout was scheduled main event of stag at the Roman A.C.
1908-06-30
Jim Savage1 1 0
Navarre A.C., Coney Island, New York, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
Referee stopped the fight when it appeared Savage had had enough and wanted to quit.
1908-05-18
Fred Bradley8 7 0
Grand Union A.C., New York, New York, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Even fight according to the Boston Globe.
1907-09-12
165Jack Johnson18533 5 7
Smith's Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Danny Walker
Johnson won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)Burke was knocked down for 9 counts at least once in every round amid cries of fake![According to Bob Edgren]
1907-07-17
Jack Robinson8 12 10
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1907-05-28
Dave Holly34 5 1
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
referee: Charles Maywood
The police intervened after Holly had been floored 3 times in the first, 5 times in the second and 4 times in the third.
1907-04-04
Joe Grim16 17 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Burke from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Record, and Philadelphia Item.
1907-03-17
Andy Walsh19 17 11
New York, New York, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1907-02-12
Andy Walsh19 16 11
New York, New York, USA
W KO3/3
 W  
KO
3/3
  
1907-01-26
Jim Jeffords20 15 1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Philadelphia Item reported that the much smaller Burke had the better of the fight. "Burke forced the pace from the start and Jeffords was very tired at the end of the sixth round."
1906-11-26
Charlie O'Rourke10 4 10
Valley Falls A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W TKO4/0
 W  
TKO
4/0
  
1906-09-11
Hugo Kelly26 6 16
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ5/0
 L 
DQ
5/0
  
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
Boston Journal.
1906-06-21
Joe Grim16 14 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Burke was an easy win over Grim according to the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-21
Joe Grim16 13 2
Remsen A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
Grim was down once in the 2nd round, and seven times in the 3rd. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1906-04-27
Cy Flynn23 5 7
Star S.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS4/4
 L 
NWS
4/4
  
(Philadelphia Inquirer May 13, 1906)
1906-04-21
Kid Williams12 8 3
New York, New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
(Philadelphia Inquirer May 13, 1906)
1906-04-07
Kid Williams12 8 3
New York, New York, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
(Philadelphia Inquirer May 13, 1906)
1906-04-06
Jim Savagedebut
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/3
 W  
TKO
3/3
  
After taking a severe beating in round 2, Savage was given a two minute rest and came up for the third round. Burke smashed him all over the ring and the referee stopped the fight.
1906-03-28
Peter Maher131 16 4
The Morrisania AC, New York, New York, USA
W KO2/3
 W  
KO
2/3
  
Burke put Maher down 4 times in the first round and once in the second.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1906-03-05
Mickey McDonoughdebut
Navarre A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
McDonough was knocked down three times, each time the timekeeper ringing the bell to save a KO, so that the bout consisted of only about 5 minutes of actual fighting. (NY Evening World)
1906-01-24
Joe Grim16 12 2
Central A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision for Burke from Pawtucket (RI) Evening Times ("Burke did all the work and was entitled to the verdict").
1906-01-12
Johnny Carroll1 1 0
Hudson A.C., New York, New York, USA
DNWS3/3
 D 
NWS
3/3
  
"..Carroll took the first round, but Burke evened it up in the next two.." [NY Evening World]
1906-01-10
Matty Jacobsdebut
Empire Athletic Club, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1905-12-15
Andy Walsh19 16 11
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS3/3
 L 
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item.
1905-12-01
Andy Walsh19 16 11
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
DNWS3/3
 D 
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid)
1905-10-05
Eddie Haney8 1 0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
The Philadelphia Item reported that Burke stopped Haney in round two.
1904-12-23
Tommy Connolly0 1 0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Tommy Connolly over Sailor Burke, from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-12-17
Fred Vannuch4 10 7
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Burke scored a quick knockout of Vannuch according to the Philadelphia Item.
1904-12-10
Terry Martin10 0 0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision was a draw from the Philadelphia Item.
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