Oscar Gardner
Global ID10712
birthdate 1872-05-19
death date 1928-12-25 (56)
height5′ 3″   /   160cm
reach63″   /   160cm
aliasThe Omaha Kid
country USA
residenceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
birth placeMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
birth nameOscar Desire Gardner
won 87 (KO 61) + lost 18 (KO 8) + drawn 32 = 138
rounds boxed 1657
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 3 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 52
Total Bouts 144 KO% 42.36

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1901-12-20Johnny Whittaker5-7-6
Red Light Theater, Omaha, Nebraska, USADPTS2020
Omaha World Herald 21 Dec 1901
1901-10-15Clarence Ritchie3-0-1
Olympic Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALDQ315
Cleveland Plain Dealer 16 October 1901
1901-10-08Clarence Forbes38-3-13
Kansas City, Missouri, USALTKO920
Cleveland Plain Dealer 9 October 1901
1901-07-03Johnny Ritchie12-5-9
South Omaha, Nebraska, USALPTS2020
(The Daily Tribune: Salt Lake City)
1901-06-26Young Corbett II32-4-7
Wheel Club, Denver, Colorado, USALTKO610
Gardiner was floored three times before the police stopped the bout.
1901-04-30Terry McGovern51-2-4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALKO4
referee: Harry Corbett
World Featherweight Title, 124 lbs.
1901-02-18Tommy Dixon18-5-9
Sapp's Opera House, Galena, Kansas, USADPTS2020
Northwest Featherweight Championship
1901-02-15Haich Smith1-1-0
Tilden, Nebraska, USADPTS2020
1901-02-07Johnny Burns1-5-4
Alexandria A.C., Alexandria, Indiana, USADPTS2020
1901-01-18Tommy Dixon18-4-9
Weir, Kansas, USAWPTS10
Northwest Featherweight Championship
1901-01-15Tommy Hogan11-9-6
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO620
Hogan was down three times in the 5th, and several times more in the 6th.Wednesday, January 16, 1901 Paper: Boston Herald
1901-01-07Tim Callahan29-4-19
Esoteric Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO15
Tuesday, January 8, 1901 Paper: Boston Journal
1900-12-06Buck Stelzer9-7-6
Marietta Athletic Club, Marietta, Ohio, USADPTS2020
referee: Andy Hollis
Gardner was outweighed by 15 pounds--Marietta Daily Leader 12-7-1900. Stelzer down twice in 1st, Gardner down once in 9th
1900-12-03Jack Hamilton12-13-18
Mahoning A.C., Youngstown, Ohio, USALPTS2020
1900-11-06Martin Flaherty24-11-22
Hartford, Connecticut, USANCNC12
1900-10-24Haich Smith1-0-0
Washington Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWKO1620
referee: Jimmy Bardell
1900-10-15Billy Ryan16-6-9
Wheeling, West Virginia, USADPTS2020
1900-10-13Ole Olsen26-10-13
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS6
1900-10-08Dave Sullivan21-6-14
Louisville, Kentucky, USALTKO1420
Gardner refused to go on for the fifteenth round, claiming a foul. The referee refused the foul plea and gave the bout to Sullivan. Source:Boston Globe
1900-10-04Eddie Lenny13-5-11
Newark, Ohio, USAWPTS2020
referee: Charles Henry
This fight occurred in Newark, Ohio, not Newark, NJ, as previously shown here.
1900-09-24Tim Callahan27-3-19
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-09-10Shang Parretto
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWDQ420
1900-08-23Joe Bernstein16-9-19
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ1225
referee: Teddy Foley
Bernstein was disqualified for throwing Gardner over his shoulder
1900-08-10Barney Furey4-1-5
People's A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USADPTS1010
referee: Bud Lally
1900-08-09Eugene Garcia9-6-7
Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWKO3
1900-07-27Eddie Lenny13-4-11
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO2125
Gardner was declared the winner when Lenny fell in the 21st round from the effects of a cramp in his right leg.
1900-07-06Eddie Santry23-6-5
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USALNWS2020
referee: George Siler
(Fitchburg Sentinel)
1900-07-02Jack McClelland28-3-9
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USADPTS2020
referee: Patsy J. Gavin
1900-06-15Billy Barrett20-9-15
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ1525
referee: Charlie White
Barrett was disqualified against Gardner, who substituted for his brother Eddie Gardner, for falling down without being hit.
1900-06-12Billy Ryan15-2-6
Business Men's Gymnasium, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO18
1900-06-01Harry Forbes40-5-14
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO16
time: 1:15 | referee: George Siler
1900-05-28Gus Bezenah4-0-3
People's A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWTKO46
referee: Bud Lally
Cincinnati Enquirer.
1900-05-28Larry Gleason4-2-0
People's A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO3
Gardner's second bout of the night (Lowell Sun).
1900-05-10Kid Broad14-6-11
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ1725
1900-05-03Eddie Santry23-5-5
Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO520
referee: George Siler
1900-04-30Patsy Haley23-16-11
Cincinnati Athletic and Exhibition Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWKO515
referee: George Siler
1900-04-27Joe Bernstein15-8-19
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ1625
referee: Charlie White
Bernstein was disqualified whenh he deliberately threw Gardner and fell on him
1900-04-09Jack Hamilton11-11-14
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USADPTS2020
1900-03-29Patsy Haley23-15-11
Shawnee, Ohio, USAWKO3
1900-03-09Terry McGovern42-2-4
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USALKO325
time: 0:19 | referee: Johnny White
World Featherweight Title, 122 lbs
McGovern down in 1st but given controversial 16 second long count, as he held onto Gardner's leg for 6 seconds while Gardner struggled to pull away to allow the referee begin counting. Gardner down 3 times in 2d and once more in 3d.

1900-02-20Tommy White35-6-30
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: George Siler
Pre-arranged draw. According to New York Sun "Referee Siler said if the agreement to declare a draw was not made he would have given the decision to White."
1899-12-01Harry Forbes37-3-10
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
Chicago Daily Tribune.
1899-11-21Tim Callahan15-3-17
Paterson, New Jersey, USADPTS2020
1899-11-14Jack Hamilton10-7-14
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS2525
1899-11-06Marty McCue26-11-21
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2525
referee: Charlie White
1899-09-22Jack Hamilton9-7-14
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2525
Paddy Sullivan, Gardner's manager, punched at Referee Whites face after the decision was announced and was hustled away by the police. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-05-12Martin Flaherty22-7-17
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
1899-05-04Tommy Hogan7-5-5
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS2020
1899-04-18Joe Hopkins11-13-14
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWKO15
referee: Jack McClelland
1899-04-11Billy O'Donnell13-8-12
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ620
O'Donnell was down early in the sixth, he had been warned for holding and butting. Los Angeles Times
1899-04-03Joe Kane0-1-2
Davenport, Iowa, USAWKO2
Minneapolis Journal
1899-03-25Eugene Bezenah12-5-17
Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1899-03-20Fred Bogan7-2-3
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USAWKO5
1899-03-16Jimmy Murray2-5-4
Whittington Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USADPTS2020
1899-02-27Joe Hopkins11-9-13
People's A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Gardner floored Hopkins in the second, fourth, and seventh, with only the gong saving him from a knockout. Gardner used straight left jabs exclusively and in the tenth had him almost out. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-02-22Martin Flaherty21-7-16
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS2020
referee: Charlie White
Thia was an excellent fight. It was adverted as a championship (126 lbs).
1899-02-13New York Jack O'Brien4-3-8
Youngstown, Ohio, USALPTS2020
1899-02-07Solly Smith26-6-13
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO625
referee: Charlie White
Featherweight Championship of America
1899-01-24Tommy Hogan6-4-4
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS10
1899-01-09Dave Sullivan17-2-7
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO17
1898-12-27Frank Bradley5-2-4
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWPTS2020
referee: Leslie Pearce
1898-11-29George Dixon47-5-25
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS2525
World Featherweight Title
Highly controversial decision, as the consensus among writers was that Gardner had won without question

1898-11-12Joe Fairburn8-3-1
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1898-11-02Frank Bradley4-2-3
Exact date uncertain. Result printed in Minneapolis Journal in 1898
1898-10-28Sammy Kelly16-3-1
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO1425
billed for the American title at 118lbs
1898-09-16Jimmy Marshall0-0-1
Monarch A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO6
Reported as W6 for Gardner.
1898-09-09Sam Bolen18-6-11
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO1025
Bolen down in 6th and 10th
1898-08-24Danny McMahon3-4-2
Toledo, Ohio, USAWKO5
1898-08-22Joe Hopkins11-7-10
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Lysaght
Buffalo Express
1898-08-05Billy Kinlow
exact date uncertain. Result shown in Minneapolis Journal of Gardner's record. Year and result is correct
1898-07-11Eugene Bezenah10-4-8
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USADPTS4040
1898-07-03Danny McMahon3-3-2
exact date unknown. Result reported in St. Paul Daily news.
1898-06-30Jack McClelland16-0-4
Metropolitan A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWKO1010
referee: Leslie Pearce
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. McClelland was dropped for the count by a body blow in the final round. His seconds claimed a low blow foul. The referee deferred judgement until McClelland could be examined by physicians. He later ruled that no foul blow had been struck.
1898-06-07Jerry Marshall21-19-13
Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWKO1320
1898-06-06Jerry Marshall21-18-13
Bridgeport A.C., Wheeling, West Virginia, USAWKO1320
Pioneer Press.
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