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Al Kaufman

W L D
21 7 0
17 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 28
rounds 222
KOs 50%
 
global ID 9833
born 1886-01-06
death date1957-04-07 / age 71
debut1905-07-27 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach
76″   /   193cm
residence
San Francisco, California, USA
birth place
San Francisco, California, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
34 44 5 1 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1914-07-10
Tom McMahon12 4 2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
LKO1/4
 L 
KO
1/4
  
referee: Harry Foley
1913-04-16
Al Benedict6 11 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Young Al Kaufman had served as a sparring partner for Luther McCarthy, who was fighting the main event. (Indianapolis Star) Benedict was a late sub for Boer Rodel who had injured his hand in training. This was a 4-round technical knockout win for Kaufman.
1913-04-11
Jack Lester21 8 3
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Frank Schuler
1912-12-25
Kid Kenneth1 2 0
Coalinga, California, USA
LKO7/20
 L 
KO
7/20
  
referee: Harry Foley
"From the first to the sixth round it was all Kaufman...From the sixth to the finish the battle waged fiercely with Kenneth showing up strong." Medford Mail Tribune "..(In the 18th round)Kenneth landed a terrific right to the chin which almost sent Kaufman through the ropes. He was still out at the count of 10..." [Seattle Star and San Francisco Call both had Kenneth knocking Kaufman out in the 7th.]
1912-10-12
205Luther McCarty12 0 1
Eighth Street Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO2/20
 L 
TKO
2/20
  
time: 2:12   referee: Jim Griffin
"Three times McCarty dropped him with a terrific right to the chin, Kaufman finally landing in a heap in the lap of newspaper men, who shoved him back through the ropes. Police Chief Shea thereupon ordered the fight stopped." (New York Times)"..Kaufman weighed in at 205 and McCarty was 15 pounds heavier.."
1912-06-21
Charley Miller15 6 7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1911-12-28
Al Palzer5 0 0
National A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
referee: Patsy Haley
1911-05-05
205Fireman Jim Flynn17137 12 14
Grand Avenue A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, USA
LKO10/10
 L 
KO
10/10
  
Flynn recieved $1,750 and Kaufman $2,250 - Buffalo Times
1910-10-08
Tony Ross15 6 4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record both had Kaufman the winner.
1910-09-26
Al Kubiak14 6 2
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
The Washington Times referred to the bout as a "Rank frame-up" with neither man showing any real class.
1910-09-05
Bill Lang21 6 1
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Billy Roche
(Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911)According to most published reports, Kaufman had a 20-pound advantage over Lang. Attendance was estimated at between seven and eight thousand. Kaufman took round 1, Lang the next two, then Kaufman took over, capturing the last three in a row. Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave their newspaper decisions to Kaufman.
1910-04-21
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien91 7 14
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post, which reported that O'Brien suffered a bad licking.
1910-01-19
195Philadelphia Jack O'Brien16591 7 14
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
O'Brien down in the 4th round. Kaufman gave O'Brien a "fearful beating." Pittsburgh is the correct location of this fight, as reported in both the Pittsburgh Post and the Philadelphia Record.
1909-09-09
191Jack Johnson20936 5 7
Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Smith
Jack Johnson had no trouble winning a 'newspaper' decision over Al Kaufman this afternoon in ten rounds. Not a title fight as there was an agreement that no decision was to be rendered if both were on their feet at the end. Johnson landed almost at will, while Kaufman got in only two effective blows. It appeared as though Johnson could have ended the fight at any time." (Associated Press)
1909-04-13
Tony Ross11 6 2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was ringside and laughed at the boxers. Kaufman had been touted as a potential contender for Johnson's title. Tacoma Daily News(New York Times)
1908-12-30
Jim Barry12 4 2
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W KO39/45
 W  
KO
39/45
  
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-11-10
Terry Mustain4 2 4
Arena, Vernon, California, USA
W KO14/25
 W  
KO
14/25
  
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-10-09
Fred Bradley9 7 0
National A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1908-08-25
200Fireman Jim Flynn169¾34 9 14
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
referee: Charles Eyton
Flynn was a sub for Jim Barry in this No Decision bout. The odds were 10 to 6 in Kaufman's favour with almost no Flynn money. Offers of 10 to 8 that Flynn would last the distance found no takers. The Colorado Fireman surprised his detractors by taking the fight to Kaufman and beating him to the punch again and again, in fact, prior to the 8th round, Flynn had the advantage. In the eighth, Kaufman finally cornered Flynn and dropped him with a left and right. Jim beat the count but was floored again just before the bell, only to be knocked out early in the 9th round by a short right to the jaw. Attendance was 4,000.
1908-07-24
Battling Johnson7 3 0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Charles Eyton
Ref Eyton stopped the fight as Johnson, the giant Russian, was unable to see. Johnson, known for his prodigious strength was a popular local 4-round fighter.
1908-05-12
Joe Grim16 19 2
Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Eddie Smith
1907-11-28
195Jack Twin Sullivan16337 8 28
Colma Arena, Colma, California, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Billy Roche
1907-10-11
Dave Barry6 11 4
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
Seconds tossed in the sponge for Barry. Report from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-08-29
Mike Schreck58 8 21
Auditorium Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
1906-12-21
183George Gardner17144 7 6
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO14/20
 W  
TKO
14/20
  
referee: Tommy Burns
Gardner down once in the 2nd round and three times in the 14th round.
1906-10-31
185Sam Berger1905 1 1
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO10/20
 W  
TKO
10/20
  
referee: Jack Welsh
Berger down for 5 count in 2nd round and again briefly in the 9th. Kaufman down twice for 9 counts in round three. Exhausted, Berger was shoved to the mat by Kaufman and his corner threw in the towel.
1906-08-07
206Fred Bradley1821 0 0
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
1906-05-31
Jack Twin Sullivan32 6 25
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1906-01-26
Dave Barry6 6 3
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO14/0
 W  
TKO
14/0
  
1905-10-27
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien82 5 12
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LKO17/20
 L 
KO
17/20
  
time: 2:46
1905-09-27
Harry Foley7 3 1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
time: 1:25
Reported as Pro Debut for Kaufman and all prior bouts as "amateur" i.e. 4-rounders in SF
1905-08-02
? Taperodebut
Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
"Announcer Frank Thompson, who growls out his anouncements like a transport giving his departing toot, informed the audience that Al Kaufmann was to take on an unknown for the trophy. They brought the poor mutt in and introduced him as Mr. Tapero from Reno. (...) Kaufmann came up to Sam Berger's standard as an undertaker when he embalmed and planted the sagebrush catastrophe in less time than it takes to drop a half dollar in the cigar machine." (Daily Nevada State Journal)
1905-08-01
Joe Blackdebut
San Francisco, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Exact date unknown.
1905-07-27
Charles Hillarddebut
San Francisco, California, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
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