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George Memsic
Global ID11034
sexmale
birthdate 1882-01-11
death date 1972-05-00 (90)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
aliasJimmy Burns
country USA
residence
birth placeStreator, Illinois, USA
won 18 (KO 3) + lost 13 (KO 6) + drawn 13 = 44
rounds boxed 367
Newspaper Decisions won 7 : lost 6 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 163
Total Bouts 60 KO% 5
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1916-08-11Steve Dalton10-3-7
Venice A.C., Venice, California, USADPTS44
1912-11-12Bud Anderson12-0-2
Medford, Oregon, USALKO8
referee: Jack Overdorf
Results from the Medford Mail Tribune. Memsic fought under the alias "Freddie Corbett".
1911-12-14Bud Anderson4-0-2
Medford, Oregon, USALKO1
"Memsic was knocked down eight times in one round." (Fairbanks Daily Times)
1911-10-06Eddie Murphy20-2-4
Gary, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune and Milwaukee Free-Press.
1911-03-17Ad Wolgast42-1-9
Arena, Vernon, California, USALTKO920
referee: Charles Eyton
World Lightweight Title (USA Version)
Both fighters arrested and charged with violating the anti-prizefight law

1910-05-21Lew Powell36-5-3
Arena, Vernon, California, USALTKO425
referee: Charles Eyton
Referee stopped the bout after Memsic broke a radius bone blocking a swing.
1910-04-06Lew Powell35-5-3
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USALPTS1515
1910-02-15Lew Powell35-5-3
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USADNWS1010
referee: Charles Eyton
The newspapers were divided, with two for Powell and one for Memsic. LA Herald said Memsic won.
1910-01-28Frank Picato10-1-1
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS1010
Note- Memsic won the newspaper decision by a "shade." (Los Angeles Times)
1910-01-07Ad Wolgast41-1-9
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALNWS1010
Called draw in Oshkosh Daily Northwestern; Lowell Sun reported a newspaper win for Wolgast; Fort Wayne News said Memsic would have won but for a rally by Wolgast in 9th & 10th. UPDATE: LA Times, newspaper of record, reports newspaper win for Wolgast.
1909-09-23Harry Trendall8-2-2
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS1010
1909-05-07Frank Picato10-1-0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS1010
Results from the Los Angeles Times.
1909-04-16Ad Wolgast37-1-8
Naud Junction, Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS1010
referee: Charles Eyton
Memsic won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post)
1909-03-02Frank Picato10-1-0
Naud Junction, Los Angeles, California, USADNWS1010
referee: Charles Eyton
LA Herald
1909-02-02Freddie Welsh25-2-3
McCarey's Club, Los Angeles, California, USALNWS2020
Welsh "had a shade the better of Geo. Memsic." (Bismarck Daily Tribune)
1908-11-07Jack Blackburn38-3-12
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Blackburn.
1908-06-09Young Donahue17-7-10
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Dan Donnelly
(Boston Globe)
1908-05-05Clarence English18-6-3
McCarey's Pavillion, Los Angeles, California, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Memsic from LA Herald, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle.
1908-04-03Phil Brock18-6-2
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USALNWS1010
Brock won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne News)
Reno Evening Gazette reported a draw

1908-01-03Rudy Unholz36-26-17
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USALNWS1010
Unholz won the newspaper decision.
1907-09-27Joe Gans141-8-16
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS2020
referee: James J. Jeffries
World Lightweight Title, 135lbs
1907-06-14Montana Kid1-1-2
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO7
Note- Montana Kid's opponent was listed as "Jimmy Burns."
1907-04-12Cyclone Johnny Thompson18-14-6
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
1907-03-22Charles Neary24-9-22
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
"Burns had a big lead in every round except the second, when Neary floored him with a right to the jaw for the count of nine." (Daily Review)
1907-01-19Fred Sheer
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS33
1906-12-07Jimmy Devine11-5-2
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USALKO36
1906-11-13Charles Neary22-8-21
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO220
referee: Eddie Robinson
1906-09-14Montana Kid1-0-1
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Eddie Robinson
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1906-08-21Adam Ryan13-9-16
Peoria, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1906-04-09Young Donahue8-3-6
Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1906-03-05Unk Russell17-0-0
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Ryan
"Referee Ryan awarded the decision to Russell." (New York Evening World)
1906-02-12Fred Landers8-7-4
Auditorium, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWPTS1010
1905-12-15Adam Ryan13-7-16
Denver A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
1905-11-24Rube Smith12-3-3
Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1010
1905-02-04Lew Meyers7-6-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision was in favor of Memsic (Philadelphia Item).
1905-01-21Kid Williams11-6-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
From the Philadelphia Item, with George Memsic winning. The Kid Williams he fought was the Philadelphia of that name and not the future world champion from Baltimore.
1904-10-22Harry Cobb12-5-5
Houghton, Michigan, USALDQ1
referee: Abe Pollock
1904-09-29Gus Gardner15-15-4
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS1515
(Austin Daily Herald)
1904-06-17Joe Flaherty9-20-11
Riverside A.C., Peoria, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1904-05-20Jimmy Gardner27-3-16
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO36
Listed as a knockout. The Referee stopped the fight after Memsic was knocked down three times in round number three.
1904-05-07Honey Mellody19-5-5
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1904-04-25Otto Sieloff37-15-17
Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, USADNWS1010
(Oshkosh Daily Northwestern)
1904-03-25Otto Sieloff37-15-16
Indianapolis A.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1904-03-10Otto Sieloff37-15-15
Ashley Club, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Memsic was winning the contest but suffered a knockdown in the final round resulting in a draw. This was the Ashley Club's first boxing show.
1904-02-09Kid Farmer10-1-2
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1904-02-05Cyclone Johnny Thompson6-6-1
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1904-01-30Young Scotty6-8-5
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS?
number of rounds not listed. Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1904.
1904-01-16Mickey Riley3-4-12
Milwaukee A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS66
1904-01-08Jack Dougherty8-6-2
Panorama Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADPTS?
Number of rounds unknown
1903-12-26Young Griffo67-10-37
Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS66
Exact date unknown. No mention of this fight could be found in either Baltimore Sun or Baltimore American of December 1903.
1903-12-12Young Sharkey
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records) Unable to determine which "Sharkey."
1903-11-10Battling Nelson29-9-12
Badger A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS66
1903-09-07Louie Long10-1-1
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS2020
1903-07-30Joe (Spider) Welsh3-5-1
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS2020
1903-07-05Frank Newhouse2-3-2
North Bend, Oregon, USADPTS1515
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1903-05-13Jimmy Reilly22-17-12
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1515
1903-04-23Young Corbett II41-4-8
Portland, Oregon, USADPTS44
referee: Jack Grant
(From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1903-03-09Jimmy Reilly22-15-11
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USADPTS1515
referee: Jack Day
Memsic faught as Dick Fitzpatrick. The decision was unpopular, as most felt Fitzpatrick won.
1902-11-08Tommy Sullivan0-1-0
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
Perhaps St. Louis Tommy Sullivan? (From Tom J. Foley's Sporting Records)
1902-09-27Eddie Kenny
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO2

 
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