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Frank Craig

W L D
69 39 10
43 KOs 14 KOs
last 6


bouts 119
rounds 676
KOs 36%
 
global ID 39932
aliasThe Harlem Coffee Cooler
born 1868-04-01
death date1943-01-01 / age 74
debut1891-04-07 / age 23
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
residence
New York, New York, USA
birth place
Columbus, Ohio, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
121 9 1 0 1

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1922-08-05
Jim Rideout4 10 1
Manor Hall, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
LPTS3/3
 L 
PTS
3/3
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1912-07-11
Gunner Ellisdebut
London, United Kingdom
LKO3/21
 L 
KO
3/21
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1912-05-20
E Thompson0 1 0
Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
W KO13/20
 W  
KO
13/20
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1912-02-21
Pat Carrolldebut
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1911-11-13
E Thompsondebut
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1911-09-11
Charles Bradleydebut
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1911-08-12
Fred Drummond3 13 1
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United Kingdom
LPTS7/7
 L 
PTS
7/7
  
1910-10-24
Bandsman Dick Rice3 1 0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
LDQ7/20
 L 
DQ
7/20
  
1910-10-19
Pat Kellydebut
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1910-10-03
Tom Edwardsdebut
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1910-06-23
Bill Cockayne0 5 0
King's Hall, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1910-04-30
Bill Theake1 2 1
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1910-03-30
Private Pete Casling1 6 1
Manor Place Baths, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1910-03-03
Dido Plumb28 5 1
Limegrove Baths, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Adams down twice in the 2nd round and knocked through the ropes in the 6th,
1910-02-14
Charley Webster1 0 0
South London Palace, London, United Kingdom
W TKO1/3
 W  
TKO
1/3
  
1910-01-31
Dennis Haugh6 1 1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1910-01-27
Dai Thomasdebut
Islington, London, United Kingdom
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Western Mail, 1st August 1910.
1910-01-24
Simon Broadbend0 2 0
The Empire, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1910-01-17
Fred Drummond1 7 0
The Canterbury, Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1910-01-08
Gunner Joe Mills1 2 0
The Canterbury, Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1910-01-01
Fred Drummond1 6 0
The Paragon, West Ham, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1909-06-24
Jem Roche9 3 0
Theatre Royal, Waterford, Ireland
LTKO3/15
 L 
TKO
3/15
  
1909-06-23
Jem Roche8 3 0
Theatre Royal, Waterford, Ireland
LTKO3/20
 L 
TKO
3/20
  
1909-05-29
Pat Mulcahy2 2 0
Jones's Road, Dublin, Ireland
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
vacant Irish middleweight title
1909-04-12
Tom Spring1 2 0
Empire Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1909-04-10
Seaman Fred Broadbent0 1 0
Empire Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
W RTD12/15
 W  
RTD
12/15
  
1909-03-17
Private Farnandebut
Empire Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1909-02-13
Pat Mulcahy2 1 0
Ponsonby Barracks, Curragh, Ireland
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1909-01-04
Tom Lancaster15 1 0
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1908-12-21
Tom Lancaster14 1 0
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1908-11-14
Bob Brown0 1 0
Theatre Royal, Dublin, Ireland
W KO4/20
 W  
KO
4/20
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1908-09-07
Tom Lancaster11 1 0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1908-04-23
Joe White9 5 4
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1908-03-16
Iron Hague7 1 1
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
LKO4/20
 L 
KO
4/20
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1907-07-13
Jack Scales26 12 1
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1907-06-06
Harry Sherring1 2 3
Warley Barracks, Warley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1907-05-18
Harry Slounch Dixon6 9 2
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1907-04-29
Jack Scales25 10 1
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1907-03-09
Seaman Kellydebut
Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1907-01-19
Harry Sherring0 2 3
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
LPTS11/11
 L 
PTS
11/11
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1906-12-10
Peter Brown56 17 6
Beresford Street Drill Hall, Woolwich, London, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1906-12-06
Mike Crawley2 4 0
Westminster, London, United Kingdom
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1906-12-01
Private Pete Casling0 4 0
Westminster, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1906-09-08
Charlie Allum13 8 5
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1906-08-25
Mike Crawley2 3 0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1905-10-19
C St.Clair0 1 0
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1905-09-23
Mike Crawley1 1 0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1905-08-26
Charlie Knock8 10 4
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1905-08-12
Private Pete Casling0 3 0
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1905-07-22
Harry Slounch Dixon6 7 2
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1905-04-25
Kid Davis0 0 1
Jack Scarrots booth, Neath, Wales, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1905-01-02
Joe White4 2 2
Scarrott's Pavilion, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Craig had fought a 6-round 'try-out' bout with Jim Courtney in the afternoon.
1903-07-27
Jack Palmer17 3 2
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
LDQ2/15
 L 
DQ
2/15
  
1903-06-15
Harry Slounch Dixon5 4 1
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1902-12-26
Jack Mowattdebut
West Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
From the Philadelphia Item, with Craig given newspaper win.
1902-08-30
Denver Ed Martin13 1 0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
LKO4/20
 L 
KO
4/20
  
Martin defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
1902-08-16
Denver Ed Martin12 1 0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
Martin defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Craig knocked down Martin twice in the third round, but Martin turned the tables and attacked him and while in the corner Craig decided to sit on his stool and claim a foul. The verdict was given to Martin and no foul was awarded. The rules of the match were that Martin endeavor ex to knock out Frank Criag within ten rounds for a £100 purse.
1901-11-18
162Philadelphia Jack O'Brien15638 2 9
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LDQ7/20
 L 
DQ
7/20
  
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 19 November 1901
1900-09-10
154George Gardner15424 1 2
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United Kingdom
LDQ4/20
 L 
DQ
4/20
  
Craig was disqualified for throwing Gardiner.
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, September 11, 1900
1899-11-24
Tommy West19 5 8
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO14/0
 L 
TKO
14/0
  
West knocked Craig down sixteen times, seven in the last round. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-10-15
Jack Root26 0 0
Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1899-10-03
Jack Root25 0 0
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Craig down in the fifth round.
1899-09-18
160Tommy Ryan15054 1 8
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO10/20
 L 
TKO
10/20
  
time: 2:30   referee: George Siler
Billed World & American 158lbs Middleweight Titles Craig unable to get down to 158lbs

Ryan down in 2d; Craig down 9 times in 9th and once in 10th
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1898-11-25
158½George Chrisp15822 6 0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
referee: JT Hulls
Billed World 160lbs Middleweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, December 3, 1898
1898-10-17
153Australian Billy Edwards15013 2 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO12/15
 W  
KO
12/15
  
referee: Bernard J Angle
England Open middleweight title
Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Tuesday, October 18, 1898
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, October 22, 1898
1897-10-23
157Dick O'Brien15719 6 5
Olympic Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
LKO2/20
 L 
KO
2/20
  
Billed World & American 158lbs Middleweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, October 24, 1897
1896-05-11
157Tom Duggan15715 2 5
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
referee: Bernard J Angle
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, May 12, 1896
1895-10-14
157Dan Creedon15623 1 7
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World Middleweight 158lbs title
Creedon down in 6th
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, October 15, 1895
1895-04-13
158John O'Brien1584 5 0
Central Hall, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
W TKO1/20
 W  
TKO
1/20
  
O'Brien was drafted in as a last-minute substitute for Ted Pritchard who was taken ill.O'Brien who had been drinking in a pub from which he had to be fetched entered the ring blind drunk and had a job standing up before somehow getting through the first round, only to retire through the first round
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
The Yorkshire Herald, and The York Herald (York, England), Sunday, April 14, 1895
1895-03-11
164Frank Slavin19231 4 4
Central Hall, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
LKO1/20
 L 
KO
1/20
  
referee: George Vize
Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Tuesday, March 12, 1895
The Yorkshire Herald, and The York Herald (York, England), Tuesday, March 12, 1895
1895-02-04
Felix Scott8 7 0
Central Hall, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Craig had contracted to knock out Scott and failed to do so
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-12-17
Ted Pritchard9 2 1
Holloway Road Baths, Holloway, London, United Kingdom
W KO1/3
 W  
KO
1/3
  
time: 1:46   referee: J.C. Calder
Billed World 158lbs Middleweight title
Not generally recognised as a title fight as over 3 rounds
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Tuesday, December 18, 1894
1894-11-23
Alf Mitchell12 7 0
London, United Kingdom
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-22
Charles Bannisterdebut
London, United Kingdom
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-21
Sammy Phillipsdebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-20
J O'Learydebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-19
Jack Bogandebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-12
Tom Thomasdebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-11
Bill Cheese16 24 0
Holborn, London, United Kingdom
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-07
Dan Clearydebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-03
Joe Donohuedebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-02
Tom Montgomerydebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-11-01
Jim Tullydebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-10-08
157John O'Brien1584 2 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO2/20
 W  
KO
2/20
  
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World 158lbs Middleweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, October 9, 1894
1894-07-16
170Peter Maher18555 4 1
Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
1894-06-25
Pete McGlone1 0 1
Fort Hamilton, New York, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-06-11
Bill Slavin2 6 0
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1894-04-25
Peter Burns1 0 0
Lenox Lyceum, New York, New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
time: 0:44   referee: Tom Martin
1894-04-10
Billy Dunn9 7 6
New York, New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1894-03-16
154Fred Morris1542 0 1
Morrisania, Long Island, New York, USA
W TKO9/0
 W  
TKO
9/0
  
referee: P.J. Donahue
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1894-03-01
Frank Thompsondebut
New York, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1894-02-24
Jim Foley0 1 0
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1894-02-20
Joe Butler19 0 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Colored Middleweight Championship
1894-02-17
Dick Bakerdebut
Lenox Lyceum, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
time: 1:45
In less than a minute Baker was knocked down twice from terrific blows to the jaw, when he went down the third time the police ordered the bout stopped. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1894-02-14
Dan Creedon15 0 4
Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York, New York, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1894-02-07
Dan Creedon13 0 4
Miner's Bowery Theatre, New York, New York, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1893-12-30
158Joe Ellingsworth1586 4 1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:10
1893-11-25
Billy McCarthy18 8 9
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1893-09-17
Bill Terrydebut
New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1893-07-20
Con Coughlin1 2 0
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ1/0
 W  
DQ
1/0
  
Police stopped bout after Craig was fouled
1893-06-19
Steve O'Donnell6 2 4
Winter Circus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1893-06-12
Billy McCarthy16 6 9
Winter Circus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1893-04-29
Harry Newmierdebut
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Dominick McCaffrey
1893-04-23
George Gannon1 4 1
New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1893-03-18
Joe Butler11 0 0
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO2/0
 L 
KO
2/0
  
Colored Middleweight Championship
1893-03-11
Jack McGrathdebut
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Maxwell E Moore   judges: Aleck JordanEW Kearney
Fought at 158 pounds.
1893-02-11
Jack van Houtendebut
New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1892-11-26
Peter Burnsdebut
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1892-10-01
Fred Woods3 2 5
New York, New York, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1892-09-12
C.C. Smith26 5 4
New York, New York, USA
LKO2/0
 L 
KO
2/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-08-29
C.C. Smith26 5 4
New York, New York, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-04-30
Billy Dunn9 7 5
Arcadia A.A., New York, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: P.J. Donahue
1892-04-09
Billy Dunn9 7 4
New York, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1892-03-26
Robert Sport Jacksondebut
New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-03-12
G W Coffeydebut
Bath Beach, New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1892-02-06
Bill Davis1 0 1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1892-01-04
Billy Dunn8 7 4
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
LKO3/0
 L 
KO
3/0
  
1891-11-30
James Frazerdebut
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1891-11-28
George Brooddebut
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1891-05-07
Grant Mackdebut
Long Island, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1891-04-07
Seaman Fisherdebut
New York, New York, USA
W KO10/0
 W  
KO
10/0
  
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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