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Carl Morris
Global ID10588
sexmale
birthdate 1884-02-23
death date 1951-07-11 (67)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 4″   /   193cm
reach81″   /   206cm
aliasThe Original White Hope
country USA
residencePasadena, California, USA
birth placeFulton, Kentucky, USA
won 50 (KO 38) + lost 15 (KO 5) + drawn 2 = 69
rounds boxed 308
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 8 : drawn
rounds boxed 120
Total Bouts 82 KO% 46.34
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1922-12-18Fred Fulton71-9-2
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USALTKO4
Morris' seconds threw in the towel with Carl on the floor for the third time in the round. New York Times
1922-11-22Tut Jackson40-3-2
Dayton, Ohio, USAWTKO9
Claiming a low blow, Jackson refused to continue.
1922-09-04Sully Montgomery10-4-0
Athletic Park, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USALDQ210
Morris was disqualified for continuous holding.
1922-04-12Bob Roper22-14-3
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USALDQ312
Morris was disqualified for hitting low.
1922-02-22Jack Moran3-15-2
Henrietta, Oklahoma, USAWKO210
Date: Thursday, February 23, 1922 Paper: Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, AZ) Volume: CIII Issue: 85 Page: 5
1922-02-10Fireman Jim Flynn61-36-17
Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1921-11-22Fred Fulton66-7-0
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLKO415
1921-09-22Bob Roper12-11-2
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USALTKO312
Friday, September 23, 1921 Paper: Tulsa World
1921-07-02Battling Levinsky44-10-11
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWDQ612
Sunday, July 3, 1921 Paper: Tulsa World
1921-06-22Martin Burke18-5-2
Covington, Kentucky, USAWKO310
Morris and Jack Burke did not fight on this date, as shown here previously. Morris and Martin Burke did not fight on June 2, 1921, as sometimes given. Source: Pittsburgh Post.
1921-04-26Farmer Lodge5-4-0
Convention Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO915
Wednesday, April 27, 1921 Paper: Tulsa World
1921-04-05Sailor Jack Carroll28-21-6
Charleston, West Virginia, USAWTKO110
1921-03-21Dave Goddard
Nashville, Tennessee, USAWKO1
1920-01-23Gunboat Smith49-21-9
American Legion A.A., Fresno, California, USALPTS44
1920-01-09Fat LaRue7-2-0
Fresno, California, USAWTKO24
LaRue's corner threw in the sponge
1919-12-19Dick O'Brien16-1-0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1919-12-03Gunboat Smith49-21-7
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USADPTS44
1919-10-22Ole Anderson6-2-4
Arena, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS66
referee: Ralph Douglas
Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title
Morris was knocked down 4 times.

1919-09-09Fat LaRue7-0-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWKO24
1918-12-16Jack Dempsey45-4-9
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALKO120
time: 1:00 | referee: Remy Dorr
Dempsey landed only one blow, a left hook to the solar plexus. Carl went to the canvas writhing and stayed there until the very long count was completed. He had insisted on full payment before the fight. Everyone thought that he had "flopped" and cries of "Fake!," "Police!," and "Jail the big tramp," and the like, were heard. (From the New Orleans Times-Picayune).
1918-02-04Jack Dempsey30-3-9
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALDQ610
referee: Dick Nugent
1917-11-02Jack Dempsey28-3-9
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
1917-10-03Joe Bonds33-13-12
Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO310
Bonds' corner threw in the towel. The bout was a tame affair and left fans disgusted.
1917-10-02Tex McCarthy0-2-0
Albany, New York, USAWKO210
McCarthy, of California, was completely outclassed.
1917-09-28Billy Miske17-0-1
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
"Miske won nine of the ten rounds with the big westerner." (Fort Wayne News)
1917-09-03Fred Fulton30-4-0
League Park, Canton, Ohio, USALDQ615
referee: Matt Hinkel
The bout was ended after Morris had fouled Fulton so often that Referee Hinkel was obliged to disqualify the Oklahoman. The contest was to have decided which of the two was the better qualified to meet Jess Willard in a heavyweight title match. Newspapers reported that Morris "violated every rule of boxing and of good sportsmanship." Once in the fifth and again in the sixth, Fulton wanted to stop fighting because of Morris' constant butting and the ref's seeming indifference to it. At one point, Fulton started to leave the ring but was stopped by Harry Wills who was working his corner.
1917-07-26Tom McMahon20-7-5
Exposition Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
referee: Eddie Kennedy
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1917-06-04Frank Moran26-7-2
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)"...Morris hammered the Pittsburgh heavyweight all over the ring..." Wire Report carried in the Calgary Herald. "...Morris won nine of the ten rounds...Moran was very weak at the final bell but was fighting desperately up to the last..." This fight had originally been scheduled for Labour Day 1916 in Tulsa Oklahoma but had been prohibited by the state's attorney general.
1917-04-23Jim Coffey36-3-0
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: James Buckley
Bout was considered even by the Chicago Tribune. A wire report from New York carried in the Calgary Herald had Coffey winning all but three rounds (5,6, & 7). When boxing at a distance, Coffey was clearly superior. After the last bell, the two men continued to exchange blows and had to be separated by referee Buckley.
1917-04-09Andre Anderson7-6-1
Monumental Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO315
1917-04-04Fred Fulton26-3-0
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ510
referee: William Brown
According to Mike Collins and many others, this was a fixed fight on behalf of Morris' handlers, allowing Morris to foul without penalty from referee Brown, and if in trouble by Fulton, to disqualify Fulton for foul tactics. However, according to more than one wire report, Morris had the better of the battle, especially the infighting, going into the fifth round, and had to be carried back to his corner after the low blow was struck.
1917-03-02Joe Bonds32-9-12
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USANCND510
referee: Tex O'Rourke
In the middle of the fifth round, Morris hit Bonds to the body. Bonds claimed a low blow and the club doctor present agreed. Ref O'Rourke could not render a decision and said later,"...I did not count when Bonds went down, so you can draw your own inferences."
1917-01-08Joe Bonds31-8-12
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1916-11-16Battling Levinsky32-4-5
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1515
referee: Gabe Kaufman
Morris had height, reach, and a nearly fifty pound weight advantage in the bout. Crowd of 8,000 witnessed it.
1916-06-16Dan Daily13-2-0
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO110
time: 2:30 | referee: Otto Floto
Morris spun Daily around and caught him behind the ear with a powerful left hook and he fell to the floor. [Daily had acted as chief sparring partner for Frank Moran prior to the latter's challenge of Jess Willard for the title.]
1916-04-07Gunboat Smith46-10-5
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1010
1916-02-11Arthur Pelkey21-16-1
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO515
Pelkey knocked down twice in the 5th round. (The Gleaner)
1915-07-30Bob Devere17-1-0
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWTKO8
1915-04-17Al Benedict6-16-0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO410
1915-04-07Jim Coffey26-1-0
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Morris received sufficient punishment to make any ordinary boxer quit, but in spite of the terrible drubbing he was on his feet at the end, simply because he would not admit defeat. New York Times
1915-03-27Porky Dan Flynn30-7-8
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Morris from the Philadelphia Public Ledger; the Philadelphia Record considered the fight to be a draw.
1915-03-09Fred McKay6-11-0
Monumental Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
referee: Abe Ullman
From the Baltimore Sun (Jack Kincaid).
1915-03-01Tom McMahon14-7-3
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Joe Choynski
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1915-02-12Al Norton2-3-1
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1915-01-21George Rodel21-10-1
Joplin, Missouri, USAWKO310
1914-12-15Sailor Jack Carroll23-5-5
Saint Joseph, Missouri, USAWDQ3
1914-10-29Fireman Jim Flynn49-18-15
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS1010
1914-09-04Jack Geyer21-7-2
Orpheum Theater, Dallas, Texas, USANCNC310
Police stopped the bout. It was the first bout of "any importance" held in Dallas since Gov. Culberson called an extra session of the Texas legislature in 1895 to stop the proposed contest between Bob Fitzsimmons and Jim Corbett. Tacoma Daily News
1914-07-04Al Kubiak22-12-2
Fort Smith, Arkansas, USAWKO610
referee: Tom Dixon
1914-06-08Fireman Jim Flynn48-16-15
Joplin, Missouri, USAWDQ9
1914-04-03Fred Fulton9-0-0
Hudson, Wisconsin, USAWDQ6
1914-03-11Jack Fleming
Joplin, Missouri, USAWKO2
1913-12-03Jess Willard16-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Joh
The NY Sun called it a dull wrestling match with Willard, despite constant holding, winning 6 rounds, Morris two with 2 even. The NY Tribune gave it to Willard 9 rds. to 1 claiming the slowness of the contest was the fault of Morris, giving him no credit for his attack to Willard's body. The crowd jeered the pair throughout the slow ten rounds.
1913-10-09Gunboat Smith37-6-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALDQ510
Morris was disqualified for low blows. New York Times
1913-09-19Al Reich1-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
referee: Billy Joh
1913-08-11Fred McKay4-5-0
Auditorium Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWKO312
referee: Bun Foley
A left and a right put McLaglin (McKay) through the ropes long enough to be counted out.
1913-07-25Al Benedict6-13-0
Joplin, Missouri, USAWKO5
1913-07-16Marty Cutler0-3-0
Clovis, New Mexico, USAWKO2
1913-07-03Jack Geyer18-5-1
Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1010
1913-04-22Kingdon Belmont
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO3
1912-12-17Al Kubiak19-10-2
Dixie A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, USALPTS1010
referee: Mike Saul
1912-12-10Bob Williams3-4-0
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USAWKO38
1912-11-28Jack McFarland1-2-0
Dixie A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO110
1912-11-15Cass Tarver
Shreveport, Louisiana, USAWDQ2
1912-11-12Jack Keating0-1-0
Dixie A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, USAWKO210
Reported as a K-3 by the Tacoma Daily News
December 11, 1912 Atlanta Constitution states that Keating is actually Bob Williams from Brooklyn, NY.

1912-07-11Con Comiskey1-1-0
Sapulpa, Oklahoma, USAWKO1
1912-05-03Luther McCarty9-0-1
Springfield A.C., Springfield, Missouri, USALKO610
referee: Edward W. Cochrane
1912-04-22Morgan Williams23-4-8
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWNWS88
Buffalo Times
1912-03-20Jim Stewart17-4-1
Empire A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Stewart outboxed and outslugged Morris, his face was badly bruised at the finish. New York Times
1912-02-12Jim Stewart17-4-1
Carlyle A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charlie White
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Eagle (Paul Zabala). Bob Edgren of the NY Evening World called it a draw.
1911-12-27Tom Kennedy1-1-0
Empire A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Morris rocked Kennedy's head with short, vicious hooks and pounded his body with hard punches. He was so tired himself from delivering the punches he could not knock him out. New York Times
1911-12-12Al Williams0-1-0
Broadway A.C., Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO3
referee: Johnny McGuire
Williams was punished severely, and was helpless against the jabs dealt by Morris. New York Times
1911-11-18Billy Bass
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item. Bass had won an amateur White Hope Tournament at the National A.C., earlier in the year, but his first professional bout (against Morris) was a disaster.
1911-11-13Jack Geyer14-2-0
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO9
referee: Charlie White
There is little doubt that Geyer could not have finished the bout, but he had no chance to win and was badly cut about the face. The stoppage by Referee Charlie White was timely. New York Times
1911-09-15Fireman Jim Flynn41-12-14
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
When the bout ended the right side of Morris' face was battered out of shape. His right eye was completely closed in the third round, and not even a bit of surgical work by one of his attendants, who lanced the swollen flesh beneath the eye, did anything to restore sight to the closed optic. His mouth was out of shape, too, and a huge bruise extended from his temple to his lower jaw. It is doubtful if any pugilist has been battered out of shape as he was in this bout. New York Times
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