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George Gunther

W L D
20 19 7
11 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 48
rounds 514
KOs 14%
 
global ID 32186
born 1881-03-24
death date1959-08-09 / age 78
debut1904-12-06 / age 23
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
residence
Newark, New Jersey, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
80 212 6 15 11

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1921-06-02
Cliff Patillo7 5 0
Dunbar A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
(Chicago Tribune) Patillo's opponent appears to have been the well known George Gunther, a 20-year veteran.
1917-07-23
Jackie Clark21 8 11
Lenox Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
LNWS12/12
 L 
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision from the North Adams Transcript
1917-07-09
Charlie Lewisdebut
Lenox Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1916-04-24
Willie Langford9 1 1
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1915-02-22
Harry Reeve38 12 8
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1915-01-28
Blink McCloskey26 32 17
West London Stadium, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
McCloskey was fighting for the first time in a long while. He had gained a lot of weight and "was literally wobbling with fat."
1914-06-06
Harry Reeve29 12 8
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Daily Mirror - Monday 08 June 1914 P 14
1914-03-04
Gedeon Gastauddebut
Eldorado-Casino, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
This was Gastaud's debut as a professional fighter following a succesful amateur career, during which he had won the 1912 national heavyweight title.
1914-01-31
Gaston Pigot6 9 0
Palais-Royal, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
W TKO12/15
 W  
TKO
12/15
  
1913-03-20
Max Ludodebut
Variétés-Casino, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
In April, the French Federation would suspend Gunther for 3 months because of failure to appear for a bout.
1913-03-17
157¾Georges Carpentier164¼60 10 5
Eldorado-Casino, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1913-02-27
Charles Baechli1 0 1
Casino Municipal, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1913-01-08
Eugene Stuber7 5 2
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1912-12-04
Tom Leary1 1 0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
LDQ3/0
 L 
DQ
3/0
  
Low blow.
1912-10-19
Georges Bernard9 4 3
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, France
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1912-09-08
Battling La Croix11 13 3
Sporting Palace, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
W RTD0/15
 W  
RTD
0/15
  
1912-08-11
Max Robert8 8 2
Sporting Palace, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
W KO6/20
 W  
KO
6/20
  
1912-07-13
Irish O'Mara1 1 1
Arènes de Nîmes, Nimes, Gard, France
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1912-05-08
Marcel Moreau20 4 0
Wagram Boxe Club, Paris, Paris, France
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1912-05-02
Dixie Kid54 12 6
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LDQ15/0
 L 
DQ
15/0
  
1912-04-03
Georges Carpentier54 8 5
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
EBU (European) middleweight title
Carpentier defended his claim as World Middleweight champion. Gunther had been claiming the world title since 1911 when Billy Papke refused to fight him in Australia Western Times - Saturday 06 April 1912
1912-04-01
'Cyclone' Billy Warren4 10 0
Birkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Exact date, year, and location unknown
1912-03-09
Charlie Knock27 26 9
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, France
W KO0/0
 W  
KO
0/0
  
1912-03-01
'Cyclone' Billy Warren4 9 0
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Exact date, year, and location unknown
Gunther was knocked down
1912-02-26
'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran28 10 2
American Skating-Rink, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Gunther down in the 8th round.
1912-01-10
Charles Kid McCoy82 7 10
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, France
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Western Times - Friday 12 January 1912
1911-11-22
'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran26 8 1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Gunter down in the 14th. Bout halted temporarily in the 16th when the elastic in Curran's shorts broke.
1911-05-27
Harry Lewis55 12 5
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, France
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1911-05-13
Young Loughrey30 7 2
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, France
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1911-04-08
Willie Lewis47 8 4
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1911-02-11
Seaman Fred Parsons0 2 0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, France
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1911-01-27
Gunner Harry Hewitt3 2 0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, France
LDQ0/20
 L 
DQ
0/20
  
Unknown round of dq in this 20- rounder.
1910-12-28
Jewey Smith21 11 1
Salle d l Elysse-Montmartre, Paris, Paris, France
W KO7/15
 W  
KO
7/15
  
1909-02-10
Tony Ross11 5 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Gib Marsh
According to the Pittsburgh Post, this was a "dreary six-round draw."
1909-01-30
Al Kubiak13 0 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item favored Gunther. The Philadelphia Record scored it as a draw. Kubiak had been scheduled to meet Mike Schreck on the 26th.
1909-01-19
John Wille7 8 5
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Wille won the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1908-11-12
Al Kubiak10 0 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record called this fight a draw (newspaper decision).
1908-10-31
George Cole41 11 9
Terminal A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Eagle (Herb Goldman). It was an extremely tame fight. The referee left the ring in round six but was prevailed upon by the spectators to go back in and see the fight through to its completion.
1908-10-05
Bartley Connolly5 6 11
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Tom Sawyer
(Boston Globe)
1908-09-24
Morris Harris10 3 0
Princess A.C., New York, New York, USA
LKO1/6
 L 
KO
1/6
  
1908-07-31
Tommy Crawford2 1 1
Cycle Club, Dunkirk, New York, USA
NND12/0
 N 
ND
12/0
  
result unknown- Niagara Falls Cataract Journal
1908-06-18
Jack Blackburn39 3 12
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Blackburn.
1908-03-20
Larry Temple15 7 6
Roanoke A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NNC8/8
 N 
NC
8/8
  
This was billed as an exhibition, according to the Boston Globe.
1908-02-27
Jack Blackburn37 3 11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Record considered Blackburn to be the winner. The Item scored it as a draw.
1908-02-20
Eddie Chambers11 6 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. Gunther won decisively.
1908-01-16
Terry Martin34 9 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Martin.
1908-01-09
Jack Blackburn36 3 11
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.
1907-12-06
Jack Blackburn34 3 11
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO5/6
 L 
KO
5/6
  
Result from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1907-11-25
Mike Donovan68 12 36
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record called this fight a draw.
1907-10-28
Mickey McDonough1 1 0
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Gunther from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-10-21
George Cole41 10 9
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1907-07-11
Terry Martin33 8 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Martin.
1907-07-04
Billy Burke7 4 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record called this fight a draw.
1907-05-23
Jack Blackburn33 2 11
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."
1907-05-15
Jack Blackburn32 2 11
National S.C., Lyric Hall, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Three six round preliminaries preceded this bout (New York Times).
1907-05-02
George Cole41 10 9
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Cole; the Philadelphia Record scored the fight as a draw.
1907-04-18
Jack Blackburn32 2 11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn. This was a fairly close fight.
1907-03-21
Jack Graham2 9 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-03-15
George Cole41 10 9
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-02-09
George Cole41 10 9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Cole.
1907-02-07
Joe Grim16 17 2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item favored Grim but the Phildelphia Record called Gunther the winner. Grim was down only once.
1906-12-20
George Cole40 10 9
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which called this fight a draw.
1906-11-29
Sam Langford34 6 15
Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO3/0
 L 
TKO
3/0
  
The corner threw in the sponge and halted the bout.
1906-11-12
Sam Langford32 6 15
Valley Falls A.C., Valley Falls, Rhode Island, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1906-11-01
Dave Holly33 5 1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Gunther beat the fading Holly badly.
1906-09-28
Andy Zember1 1 0
Nonpareil A.C., Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
referee: Dar Braden
As Butch Zimber (Boston Globe).
1906-09-03
Young Mahoney20 5 4
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
Pre-arranged draw (Boston Globe).
1906-07-05
Jack Blackburn30 2 11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which was a draw.
1906-06-28
George Cole40 10 9
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Gunther (an upset).
1906-03-20
Larry Temple15 4 5
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
W RTD14/15
 W  
RTD
14/15
  
referee: Dar Braden
Pittsburgh Gazette. Temple became ill and couldn't continue.
1906-02-07
Jack Blackburn28 2 11
18th Regiment Armory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
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
142Jack Blackburn13228 2 11
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
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.
1906-01-08
152Larry Temple15612 3 5
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
From the Philadelphia Item.
1905-12-19
Mull Bowser9 4 8
Heckert's Hall, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. (Most bouts held in New Castle had official decisions.)
1905-09-19
145½Alf Greenwood1401 3 0
Nonpareil A.C., Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Dar Braden
1905-04-17
Andy Watson5 21 43
Portland, Maine, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1905-03-13
Sam Langford24 2 12
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Marty Sullivan
1905-01-20
Sam Langford23 2 12
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO11/0
 L 
TKO
11/0
  
1905-01-02
Charlie O'Rourke8 3 10
Cambridge A.A., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1904-12-06
Billy Hill24 6 15
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
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No Contest
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