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Gus Christie
Global ID11279
sexmale
birthdate 1891-07-01
death date 1970-01-25 (78)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
aliasGus/Gustave R. Christie
country USA
residenceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
birth placeMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
birth nameAugust/Gustav R. Kupkowski Sr.
won 26 (KO 21) + lost 11 (KO 1) + drawn 3 = 41
rounds boxed 298
Newspaper Decisions won 33 : lost 23 : drawn 13
rounds boxed 655
Total Bouts 110 KO% 19.09
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1918-12-27Billy Miske24-1-2
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALTKO1010
1918-06-13Bob Moha13-6-3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1918-04-26Tommy Gibbons11-0-0
Terre Haute, Indiana, USALPTS1010
Benefit for the 2nd Indiana Artillery Battery. Gibbons asked to be paid in Liberty bonds. Chicago Tribune
1918-04-01Harry Krohn4-0-0
Music Hall, Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS1515
Newspaper decision from the Akron Beacon Journal (Herb Goldman). It was a close fight, but Christie earned the decision.
1918-03-22Tommy Gibbons11-0-0
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Des Moines Daily News
1918-03-11Johnny Celmars21-3-0
Dayton, Ohio, USADNWS1010
From the Mansfield News.
1918-02-27Billy Miske18-1-1
Grand Opera House, Superior, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
1917-12-17Harry Greb25-2-1
Heuck's Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1212
referee: Frank Mills
Both the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post report this bout went to a referee's decision. Greb won "every round". The Pittsburgh Post said that Greb's blows appeared less effective than Christie's, but he landed more often. Christie took a lot of punishment and suffered a damaged eye, but fought back hard.
1917-10-23Harry Greb22-2-1
Armory, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USALPTS88
According to the Pittsburgh Post, this was not a thrilling fight. Both men showed clever defense and not much damage was done. Greb landed frequently, however, and referee Jake Abel gave him the decision, which was popular with the audience. According to the Chattanooga Times (courtesy of Jack Kincaid), "Greb had a decided advantage all he way through, Christie doing little offensive work."
1917-10-11Harry Greb22-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Dick Nugent
Both the Buffalo Boxing Record and the Pittsburgh Post reported Greb as winner of the newspaper decision. Christie landed some terrific body punches, and several hard head punches, in this fight. But they seemed to have little effect on Greb, "who kept up his seemingly awkward attack from the first to the last." The bout became quite one-sided in the late stages, but Christie stuck it out.
1917-09-03Tommy Gibbons9-0-0
Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS1515
1917-08-16Kid Norfolk28-10-4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Dick Nugent
Buffalo Evening News scored it 5-3-2 for Christie. Buffalo Boxing Record had Norfolk winning.
1917-08-04Jack Clifford0-0-0
Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Christie won the newspaper decision. (New York Evening Telegram)
1917-03-23Tom McMahon18-7-4
Dayton, Ohio, USALPTS1515
1917-03-20Buck Crouse57-6-3
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1917-03-13George KO Brown11-12-4
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Christie won the newspaper decision. (Daily Northwestern)
1917-02-02Jack McCarron33-2-5
Toledo, Ohio, USADNWS1212
Newspaper draw. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1916-12-22Jack McCarron33-2-5
Toledo, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1916-12-19Jackie Clark21-8-10
German Hall, Albany, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Albany newspapers (Paul Zabala).
1916-12-08Battling Levinsky32-5-5
Gymnastic Club, Dayton, Ohio, USADPTS1515
"At the end of fifteen rounds of hard fighting the referee declared the bout a draw." (Daily Northwestern)
1916-10-24Silent Martin24-7-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Opinions were divided as to winner, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle scored the bout for Christie for instance, but most favored Martin.
1916-10-03Battling Levinsky30-4-4
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1916-08-22George KO Brown11-11-4
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1916-08-18Frank Mantell35-19-24
Tecumseh Park, Springfield, Ohio, USAWPTS1515
Reported in the Pittsburgh Post.
1916-07-03Jack Skelly0-2-2
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO1
1916-06-29Zulu Kid14-1-0
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Chrsitie "easily trimmed" Zulu Kid, who "had an advantage in physique, which Christie off set by a very considerable advantage in brains." (Washington Post)
Christie had served as a sparring partner for Jack Dillon, who was fighting the main event against the man Zulu Kid had helped prepare, Frank Moran

1916-06-23Jeff Smith28-3-1
Flower City A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
(Syracuse Herald)
1916-06-09Al Rogers26-12-12
Springfield, Ohio, USAWTKO4
1916-05-19Young Ahearn18-6-1
Cleveland A.C., Cleveland, Ohio, USADNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1916-05-01Al Rogers26-12-12
Columbus, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Rogers was "whipped all the way by Christie." (Indianapolis Star)
1916-04-28George Chip29-8-2
Cleveland A.C., Cleveland, Ohio, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Christie from Tom Terrell (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Newspaper decision for Chip from Newark Advocate.
1916-04-25Vic Hansen26-9-10
Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWDQ910
This was an undercard bout to Dillon-Levinsky.
1916-03-29Al Thiel2-3-2
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Boxing, April 19, 1916, page 369, according to which Christie handed his opponent "an unmerciful beating."
1916-03-25Tommy Burke0-0-2
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1916-03-22George Ashe16-5-1
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
1916-03-13George Chip27-8-2
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
Reported as "draw" by International News Service.
1916-02-15Tommy Gibbons8-0-0
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLNWS1212
Gibbons won the newpaper decision. (Manitoba Morning Free Press)
1915-12-21Johnny Howard27-1-0
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1915-12-14Tommy Burke0-0-0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
(Chicago Tribune 12-26-1915)
1915-12-06Peck McMann1-0-0
Hartford, Wisconsin, USAWKO1
1915-11-16Tommy Gavigan16-5-5
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USAWKO610
1915-08-24Billy Miske8-0-1
Riverside A.C., Dubuque, Iowa, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA).
1915-08-04Frank Farmer13-2-6
Marinette, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-06-29Young Mahoney29-8-8
Sparta, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-05-03Tommy Burke
Saint Louis, Missouri, USANCND88
1915-04-17Young Ahearn17-5-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Ahearn won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala)
1915-03-29Sailor Grande18-9-7
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Christie from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1915-03-17Eddie Nearing59-5-7
Platteville, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1915-03-16Billy Miske7-0-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
1915-02-08Bob Moha12-3-3
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Christie was knocked down twice in round 4

1914-11-07Les Darcy22-3-0
Rushcutter's Bay Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020
referee: Harald Baker
Sydney Morning Herald
1914-10-24Victor KO Marchand10-7-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO320
1914-09-19Mick King7-3-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS2020x2
1914-04-14Buck Crouse51-2-3
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Yock Henniger
Newspaper decision for Crouse from Richard Guy (Pittsburgh Gazette Times) and Fort Wayne News. The Pittsburgh Post stated that Crouse "clearly beat Christie."
1914-04-01Howard Morrow16-0-5
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USAWNWS88
Christie won the newspaper decision. (Indianapolis Star)
1914-03-24Mike Gibbons38-1-4
Arena, Hudson, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Gibbons from Duluth News Tribune (7-0-3 by rounds) and Daily Northwestern.
"Mike Gibbons won in a decisive fashion from Gus Christie. The local boy grabbed the decision in seven rounds, three being declared even. Both men finished fast. Lefts to the face served Mike in good stead. Christie seemed unable to get away from a blow of that nature and was repeatedly put to flight with a rain of pelts. His straight left was his only method of attack and with it he forced Gibbons to the ropes on several occasions. His failure to use it more may have altered the decision of several rounds." (Daily Northwestern)
Both men weighed in under 160 pounds.

1914-02-11Glenn Coakley14-1-1
Terre Haute, Indiana, USADNWS1010
Newspaper draw. (Indianapolis Star)
1914-01-12George Chip18-4-1
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
referee: Dan Hyde
World Middleweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
Although a no-decision bout Chip's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance

1914-01-10Walter Monaghan13-4-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
referee: Yock Henniger
From the Pittsburgh Post. This fight did not occur at "Fort Pitt," as previously shown here.
1914-01-01Jack Dillon49-2-6
South Delaware St. Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
"Ten rounds of wrestling, boxing and slugging in the Delaware street arena yesterday afternoon, proved Jack Dillon an easy winner over Gus Christie." (Indianapolis Star)
1913-12-04Buck Crouse48-2-3
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1913-11-27Bill MacKinnon23-11-12
Reichrath's Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USADNWS1010
referee: Frank Mills
Cincinnati Post.
1913-11-19George KO Brown8-4-4
Marion Club, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS66
"Christie seemed to be puzzled by Brown's defense and did not put up his best work. The first and third round were Christie's, while the honors were divided in the other periods. Brown tapped Christie on the nose in the second round and was rewarded by the sight of blood. The Chicagoan got in a few hard wallops to Christie's jaw in the third round, but Christie was quick to even matters." (Indianapolis Star)
1913-11-03Jack Dillon48-2-6
Queensberry A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
"A right uppercut in the first minute of fighting put Christie on the mat for a seven count and took all the 'pep' out of the local boy, earning him a decisive whipping." (Fort Wayne News)
1913-10-27Ernie Zanders3-3-0
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO410
1913-10-22Jack Twin Sullivan43-17-32
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-10-16Grant Clark1-5-1
Elmwood Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWDQ215
referee: Joe Choynski
In the second round "Clark dropped to the floor, claiming that he had been fouled. Joe Choynski said he had seen no foul blow and ordered the bout to proceed. This Clark refused to do and Choynski awarded the fight to Christie." (Indianapolis Star)
1913-10-08Billy Madden0-1-0
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO3
1913-09-15Dick Gilbert7-10-4
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune 12-28-1913)
1913-09-01George KO Brown8-4-4
Terre Haute, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
1913-05-20Ernie Zanders3-3-0
Madison, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Christie "had a slight shade over" Zanders. (Daily Northwestern)
1913-05-13Mike Gibbons30-1-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1913-04-10Eddie McGoorty44-1-8
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Christie "took the beating of his young life." (Daily Northwestern)
1913-02-27Eddie McGoorty44-1-8
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Milwaukee Free Press, Christie's hometown newspaper, scored it a draw. The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, McGoorty's hometown newspaper, called it a draw as well.
1913-01-01Jack Dillon42-2-5
Auditorium (Virginia Ave.), Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
referee: Tommy Dillon
Newspaper decision from the Indianapolis Star
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