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Red Burman

W L D
78 22 2
33 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 102
rounds 665
KOs 32%
 
global ID 12128
birth nameClarence Burns
aliasK.O. Burns; Kayo Burns
born 1915-03-18
death date1996-01-25 / age 80
debut1930-04-28 / age 15
divisionheavyweight
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
residence
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
birth place
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
103 5 0 0 1

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1942-10-26
189Big Boy Brown243½7 3 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Ed Brockman
1942-07-23
186½Tami Mauriello180¼39 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO9/10
 L 
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:58   referee: Frank Fullam
The referee stopped the contest with two seconds remaining in the 9th, feeling that Burman was unable to defend himself.
1942-04-30
187Frank Zamoris17844 28 5
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
Zamoris was dropped for a nine count in the sixth round.
1942-04-10
192Bill Weinberg19919 4 3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1942-02-16
188Johnny Shkor21418 4 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
1941-12-01
186Joey Maxim1789 1 0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1941-10-13
188Buddy Walker193½37 3 4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
1941-08-27
185Booker Beckwith17315 0 0
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Burman was knocked down twice, once in the first round and once in the third. Beckwith had a big lead after four rounds, but Burman slowed him up after this with body blows and made it a very interesting fight.
1941-07-22
189½Melio Bettina186¾55 11 2
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
One of many bouts of a "Heavyweight Boxing Carnival" program.
1941-06-23
192½Al Hart22216 6 1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Charles Short
1941-05-19
199½Mike Alfano2108 18 2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
The bout was stopped after Alfano notified the referee that he could not continue.
1941-01-31
188Joe Louis202½44 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO5/15
 L 
KO
5/15
  
time: 2:49   referee: Frank Fullam
World Heavyweight Title
Burman was stopped by a body punch.
1940-10-21
190½Tony Musto188¼27 8 1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
"A savage 10-round scrap" with both fighters "cut and bleeding at the final bell." (Associated Press)
1940-08-26
192Steve Dudas19453 22 2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1940-08-09
192Jack Wofford19014 6 2
Fairgrounds, Warren, Ohio, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A crowd of 6,000 was on hand for the first professional boxing card held in Warren since 1922. Jack Dempsey refereed the semifinal bout.
1940-07-12
197Billy Mickle1971 0 0
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1940-03-25
188Domenico Ceccarelli18027 32 10
Dayton, Ohio, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1939-11-27
188Al Boros19534 21 2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Boros was down for a nine count in the second round.
1939-11-13
193Al Boros19534 20 2
Pyramid Mosque, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Boston Globe.
1939-10-23
190Joe O'Gatty1906 8 2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:16
1939-06-19
188Tony Celli18441 39 6
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1939-04-13
186½Tommy Farr205½69 29 17
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1939-01-13
183½Tommy Farr201½69 28 17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Hartley   judges: Patsy HaleyEddie Forbes
1938-10-03
182¼Italo Colonello19827 13 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 1:44
1938-09-22
187Eddie Mader183¼40 30 7
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1938-06-20
185Alfred Rogers1898 12 1
South Orange, New Jersey, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1938-06-06
186½Joe Wagner18031 7 2
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 1:09
Burman floored Wagner five times.
1938-04-18
187Charley Massera18636 21 5
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1938-04-04
187Eddie Mader183¼38 29 7
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie La Fond
1938-03-07
196Hans Havlicek18134 11 4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Havlicek suffered a cut eye stoppage.
1938-02-22
181Johnny Risko19363 42 6
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-02-02
186Bob Tow20634 21 2
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Tow was down in the fourth round for a no count.
1938-01-01
Pepe Gonzales3 0 1
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1937-11-01
187Joe Sekyra17466 23 8
Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1937-07-26
180½Alberto Santiago Lovell19214 1 0
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-07-14
185Vicente Parrile22018 22 1
Richmond, Indiana, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1937-06-28
185Eddie Blunt212½18 2 1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
This was stated to be the first integrated fight held in Baltimore in 25 years.
1937-06-07
187Joe Lipps18528 29 14
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
Lipps was a substitute for Max Marek. Lipps made no pretence of fighting in the first round. He was knocked down twice in the second round and once in the fourth. The referee warned them to fight in the second round and Burman "then tried to made a battle of it, but Lipps held back and again was warned...Both Lipps and Burman, back in 1935, had been managed by Max Waxman and Jack Dempsey. There could well have been a little pre-arranged collusion.."
1937-05-21
183Jerry Johnsen20829 4 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
From the Detroit News (Laurence Fielding).
1937-04-23
188Gus Dorazio18621 0 0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Burman was down for a no count in the second round.
1936-12-17
182½Tom Beaupre18516 5 0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Henry Ezor
1936-11-27
189Vicente Parrile21417 17 1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:28
Incorectly shown as having taken place in New York City in Burman's record, 1943 Ring, 1937 Boxing News Record, and 1937 Everlast. The location is correctly recorded in the 1937 Post Record Book. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has Burman's opponent as being Vincent Parrile. (From the research of Robert Soderman, IBRO.)
1936-11-23
188½Eduardo Primo196¼9 4 2
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1936-10-02
176¼John Henry Lewis178½65 7 4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LTKO2/10
 L 
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:20
Burman was knocked down six times. Four of these knockdowns occurred in the first round. The bell rang while Burman was down and the referee didn't hear it. Considerable confusion ensued, but finally resulted in the fight being resumed after a delay of about ten minutes. However, Burman was knocked down twice in the second round and the referee stopped it for good.
1936-09-22
178Billy Ketchell179½41 26 9
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-09-07
176½Billy Nichy18128 14 1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1936-08-27
176Bob Ford1928 6 1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
referee: Bennie Bickers
1936-08-19
180Billy Ketchell17640 25 9
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Wilmington Evening Journal (Laurence Fielding).
1936-08-07
180Hans Kohlhaas2003 6 0
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1936-07-02
183George Brown1882 13 0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1936-06-22
179¾Dutch Weimer182½38 26 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-05-04
180Billy Ketchell175½40 22 7
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-04-16
178Eddie Slake1942 7 1
Dayton, Ohio, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1936-03-27
Buddy Knox29 2 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
A "stunning surprise to the 10,468 spectators." (Associated Press) Knox couldn't take Burman's body punches. Body blows followed by a powerful left hook to the chin put Buddy down for the count in round five.
1936-03-23
178Billy Ketchell40 21 7
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-02-21
175Billy Treest177¼21 2 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-02-14
178½Hank Bath18413 1 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Burman was a protege of Jack Dempsey and Bath of Doc Kearns. The two had not spoken for 13 years prior to this bout. Dempsey danced across the ring and initiated the traditional greeting of "how are you doing Doc" to which Kearns replied "Alright, Jack". No more was apparently said. (Kansas City Times)
1936-02-07
178Corn Griffin19445 20 4
Palace Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Griffin suspended by MD Commission for his performance; Griffin claims he entered the bout sick. Result from Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1936-01-25
179¾Steve Dudas188¼37 7 0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1935-12-14
174Steve Dudas188¾35 6 0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-11-23
178Terry Mitchell18521 23 2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-11-08
175Billy Ketchell18038 17 7
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-11-02
Jackie Aldare54 29 12
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-10-19
173½Tony Celli172½25 17 4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1935-10-14
176Pat Roland1721 2 0
Moose Hall, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
referee: Tommy Elm
1935-08-07
Steve Roberts3 9 3
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1935-06-25
170½Joe Kaminski16824 12 4
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
judges: Charley LynchTommy Shortell
1935-06-14
Charley Loughran25 12 3
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1935-03-08
170Billy Hendrie160¾18 7 2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-02-22
168½Charley Loughran163¼24 10 2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1935-02-04
Bob Turner36 19 11
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." Incorrectly shown in Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40 as an 8-round decision win for Burman, who actually stopped Turner.
1934-10-25
Bob Turner31 17 11
Armory, Newport News, Virginia, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
Burman was billed as "Clarence Burns." From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1934-09-04
165Freddie Heinz17318 18 3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-08-27
164½Al Diamond16031 16 4
Passaic, New Jersey, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
This fight was provided by Laurence Fielding, it is reported in the Middletown Times Herald.
1934-06-29
Joe Gorman36 19 13
Meadowbrook Arena, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Jack Dempsey
1934-06-07
164Al Trulmans16246 13 7
Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Reported in the Boston Globe, which gave the name of Trulman's opponent as "Clarence (K.O.) Burns."
1934-05-03
166Mickey Bottone162½6 6 4
Armory, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
DNWS5/5
 D 
NWS
5/5
  
New York Times "K.O. Burns drew Mickey Buttone (sic) (five)." (The Ring, July 1934, page 61.) Red Burman fought as "K.O. Burns."
1934-02-02
169Joe Smallwood16242 19 9
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1934-01-12
170Walter Kirkwood170½32 30 10
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1934-01-02
163Ken Overlin15934 7 1
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns."
1933-09-18
Henry Irving16 14 8
Elks' Auditorium, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W KO6/8
 W  
KO
6/8
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns."
1933-07-21
Tommy Rios22 21 10
Ocean City, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns."
1933-07-14
Danny Russell23 17 0
Ocean City, Maryland, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1933-05-19
Red Journee24 11 10
Sports Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO5/8
 W  
TKO
5/8
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1933-04-19
Sam Finazzo10 13 3
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1933-01-30
163Joey Raymond28 20 9
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1932-11-28
Frank Fullam11 0 0
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns."
1932-10-31
Henry Irving12 8 3
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns."
1932-09-14
Sam Finazzo9 12 3
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1932-08-22
Sammy Britt3 4 0
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns."
1932-05-09
Young Van6 0 0
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
As K.O. Burns (Washington Post).
1932-05-02
Sammy Britt0 1 0
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
As K.O. Burns (Washington Post)
1931-12-15
Roddy Davis4 1 2
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
As KO Burns (Washington Post).
1931-11-09
Sam Finazzo4 12 2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1931-09-28
151Soldier Bob Goolsby1495 6 1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1931-09-16
159Charley Patterson1531 3 1
Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1931-02-18
148Mike Farrie14117 9 2
Armory, Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1930-11-20
157Joe Howard1660 3 0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid). Burman fought under his original ring name of "K.O. Burns."
1930-10-10
Leroy Brewington2 0 0
Arena, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns."
1930-08-25
Johnny Mack1 1 0
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1930-05-12
Dave Salinadebut
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LKO1/4
 L 
KO
1/4
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1930-05-09
Young Nelson0 2 0
Arena, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1930-04-28
Mickey Neilson2 2 0
104th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Burman fought as "Kayo Burns." From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
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Win
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Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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