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Red Chapman

W L D
61 21 1
21 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 84
rounds 631
KOs 23%
 
global ID 54833
birth nameMorris Kaplan
born 1901-08-16
death date1979-10-22 / age 78
debut1920-01-26 / age 18
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
residence
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
92 84 7 0 1

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1929-05-31
Jack Rudko9 5 2
Cycle Track, Revere, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Joe O'Connor
1929-01-28
129Benny Bass12976 9 2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO1/10
 L 
KO
1/10
  
referee: Frank Floyd
Chapman claimed a foul which was disallowed
1928-12-12
Battling Sandrelli3 10 0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1928-11-17
Gaston Charles33 17 11
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
time: 3:00
Chapman was stopped on a cut upper lip.
1928-06-15
Pep O'Brien24 34 9
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
LKO6/0
 L 
KO
6/0
  
Reported in Wilkes-Barre Record
1927-12-19
128¼Tommy Crowley32 6 3
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 1:37
1927-12-05
126¾Danny Kramer127½92 26 20
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Chapman won nine out of the ten rounds--Kramer down for a nine count in the fifth round. (New York Times)
1927-09-12
125½Benny Bass12665 6 2
Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frank McCracken   judges: Larry KendigTommy Walsh
vacant National Boxing Association World featherweight title
PA Featherweight World Title;
PA was going to seek recognition by NYSAC and NBA -- apparently at some time after the bout the NBA gave recognition to Bass
1927-08-03
Frankie Stewart0 0 1
Sanford, Maine, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1927-04-25
Bruno Klausener1 0 0
Peoria, Illinois, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
This appears to be a new result for Chapman per the Davenport Democrat and Leader
1927-02-28
126¾Sammy Fuller124¾20 4 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
1927-01-01
125½Benny Bass12656 6 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LDQ1/10
 L 
DQ
1/10
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy
1926-12-10
Johnny Dixon4 15 2
Eagle Hall, Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1926-10-26
127½Steve Smith126½22 13 14
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Sheehan   judges: William T. McDermottPat Moran
1926-10-15
Eddie Mack37 2 4
Denver, Colorado, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
The 1928 Everlast Record Book has this fight as belonging to Morris Kaplan AKA Red Chapman.
1926-10-01
128Petey Mack12712 3 1
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Chapman won the newspaper decision--Chapman rallied in the last two rounds in what was a very hard close fight to take the decision.(Newark Star-Eagle)
1926-09-16
127½Dick Finnegan12832 5 1
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1926-08-17
Eddie Lord18 3 2
Velodrome, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1926-06-28
Al Corbett18 5 0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:40   referee: Jack Sheehan   judges: Pat MoranJohn T. Glackin
1926-05-24
Benny Cross8 2 2
Newark, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Newark Star-Eagle.
1926-04-22
Herbie Schaeffer6 3 3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1926-03-22
126¾Charley Goodman126¾32 18 8
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1926-03-19
Tommy Herman13 1 3
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USA
W KO2/12
 W  
KO
2/12
  
1926-02-25
126½Babe Herman12971 19 17
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
1926-01-22
Joe Leopold30 40 23
Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1925-12-11
Don Long12 9 7
Denver, Colorado, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1925-11-20
Phil McGraw8 2 1
Detroit, Michigan, USA
W NWS10/0
 W  
NWS
10/0
  
"Chapman was much too clever for McGraw"-Boston Globe
1925-10-23
Jackie Sharkey17 23 13
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
TKO in the third round for Chapman per the Boston Globe, Oct. 24th, 1925.
1925-09-11
125¾Chick Suggs124¾64 14 6
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
USA New England featherweight title
1925-06-23
Al Corbett17 3 0
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Clearfield Progress
1925-04-30
127Edouard Mascart12523 7 6
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1925-03-23
127Johnny Dundee13174 16 19
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin   judges: Jim HarmonPat Moran
1925-02-23
Terry Parker9 6 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
USA New England featherweight title
1925-01-19
Babe Ruth5 1 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
Judges split--referee voted for Ruth. (Titusville Herald)
1924-11-24
Spencer Gardner18 12 6
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1924-10-03
125¼Johnny Sheppard124½25 10 2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh
USA New England featherweight title
1924-06-27
Dick Finnegan13 0 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil
1924-04-29
Terry Parker8 2 0
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe (Kid) Goodman   judges: Jim HarmonDick Henshaw
1924-03-24
Johnny Dixon2 0 0
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1923-12-27
127Jack Hausner124¾16 16 8
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1923-12-10
Romeo Roche22 8 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-11-09
127Johnny Drew126½22 5 2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
1923-10-09
Johnny Drew21 5 2
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1923-09-18
126½Andy Chaney127¼48 14 9
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judges: John T. GlackinPat Moran
1923-07-31
Terry Martin32 19 12
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-05-14
126Lou Paluso12932 4 16
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-03-23
Paul Demers26 11 3
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1923-03-02
125¼Romeo Roche125½20 3 0
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Joe O'Connor   judges: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
1923-02-16
126Romeo Roche127½19 3 0
City Hall, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers
1923-02-03
Lou Paluso25 3 16
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Brassil   judges: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
1922-12-19
Charlie Beecher22 3 2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
The Boston Globe reported that this fight was for the Junior Featherweight Championship of the World.
1922-12-11
Charley Manty4 4 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1922-12-07
Spencer Gardner3 2 2
McGuigan's Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Chapman leaves little doubt as to superiority in ten rounder at McGuigan's--Newark Evening News. Only result given.
1922-11-29
Freddie Williams9 7 4
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1922-11-14
Mickey Travers30 10 9
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin   judges: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
1922-10-27
Young Donahue34 21 18
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
referee: Joe O'Connor   judges: Dick HenshawAl Bates
1922-10-23
127Spencer Gardner1263 2 0
McGuigan's Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, USA
W NWS12/12
 W  
NWS
12/12
  
A great fight--Newark Evening News. The News wrote that this was the sixth fight between Chapman and Gardner with Chapman winning three of the previous fights by decision, while losing one and drawing in one. Results of the other bouts on the program were not given.
1922-10-16
Jimmy Fredadebut
McGuigan's Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Newark Evening News, 16 October 1922. Chapman evaded many of the youthful Freda's blows.
1922-09-25
Bert Jones17 12 3
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1922-06-23
Newport Johnny Brown18 15 1
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USA
DNWS12/12
 D 
NWS
12/12
  
Newspaper decision for Brown from the Boston Globe--The Boston Post gave Chapman the newspaper decision.
1922-06-05
Mickey Travers26 8 8
Brewer, Maine, USA
NNC3/12
 N 
NC
3/12
  
This was a scheduled double 6-rounder, but had to be stopped when the transformer serving the New Eastern A.C. exploded. When he heard how much time it would take to effect repairs, the Promotor decided to call off the program, with the same fighters to come back in a full week and put on an entire program.
1922-05-12
Freddy Madden8 5 0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1922-04-03
Mike Castle18 3 3
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: George F. Freeman
1922-03-31
Young George Gardner26 9 4
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1922-02-22
Mike Castle17 2 3
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1922-01-23
Spencer Gardner1 0 0
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1921-12-29
Mickey Travers20 6 7
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1921-12-20
Mickey Travers20 5 7
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1921-12-09
Young Kenny2 0 0
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1921-12-02
Young Donahue30 18 18
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
1921-10-21
Johnny Morgan0 1 0
New Atlas A.C., Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
referee: Jack Dekkers   judges: P.H. CaselyDan Cotter
1921-10-06
Charley Manty1 2 0
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1921-09-27
Kid Kansas2 2 1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
referee: W. Brown   judges: Herman NickersonFred Lincoln
1921-05-30
Charley Manty1 1 0
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Correct opponent for Chapman was Charley Manty who often fought as Young Manty.
1921-05-13
Al Gerard5 15 3
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1921-04-15
Mike Malia6 10 5
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Jack Sheehan   judges: William T. McDermottLouis Sullivan
1921-04-04
Charley Manty1 0 0
Academy A.A., Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1921-03-29
Young George Gardner25 7 4
National A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
As Jerry Gardner in the Boston Globe report. This was a preliminary fight to the Pete Herman--Young Montreal main event.
1921-03-28
Charley Mantydebut
Academy A.A., Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1921-02-17
Young Jimmy Enos1 4 0
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Number of rounds from the 1929 Everlast Record Book.
1921-01-14
Freddy Madden2 2 0
Chelsea A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1920-12-21
Young Gardner1 0 0
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Reported as Ned Chapman (Boston Globe). This bout could belong to Spencer Gardner.
1920-12-20
Freddy Madden1 2 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
(Boston Globe)
1920-11-22
Freddy Madden0 1 0
Casino Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1920-11-10
Mike Malia6 7 5
Carlyle A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1920-11-01
Freddy Maddendebut
Carlyle A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1920-10-26
Young Tansey1 1 0
Murray's Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
1920-10-19
Tommy Flanagan15 14 10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1920-09-28
Young Tansey1 0 0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1920-06-15
Joey Leondebut
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
This is the correct date and location--from the Boston Post--Chapman's opponent listed as Joe Lentine.
1920-06-04
Henry Loring3 5 2
Commercial A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
As Joe Chapman
1920-01-26
Frankie McFarland1 3 0
Commonwealth A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
As Young Chapman and Kid McFarland in Boston Globe report. 1927 Everlast Record Book as Chapman KOing McFarland in five rounds in 1920 with no date and no venue--in light of that this bout seems likely to be the correct one, but now with a date and venue. Boston Globe 27 January 1920
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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