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Morris Harris
Global ID11633
sexmale
birthdate 1886-00-00
divisionheavyweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
won 17 (KO 17) + lost 11 (KO 9) + drawn 0 = 28
rounds boxed 105
Newspaper Decisions won 14 : lost 21 : drawn 5
rounds boxed 256
Total Bouts 68 KO% 25
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1912-11-12Tom Overby4-4-2
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USALTKO26
1912-04-19Sandy Ferguson32-16-13
Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO210
1912-03-18Chuck Carleton3-3-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Carleton reported as winner of newspaper decision by Boston Globe. Carleton also won according to the Philadelphia Record.
1912-02-19Joe Jeannette36-7-5
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS33
The Philadelphia Item reported Jeannette as having the best of both Morris Harris and Chuck Carleton in three-rounders.
1912-01-29Chuck Carleton2-2-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-01-12Chuck Carleton2-2-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported Carleton as winner of the newspaper decision. This program was called "African Night" because all of the partipants were African Americans.
1911-12-28Chuck Carleton2-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Carleton.
1911-10-05Tony Ross17-7-5
National A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO310
1911-06-15Jim Smith5-6-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USALTKO710
Harris was knocked down ten times.
1911-05-19Jim Smith5-6-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times reported that Smith had the better of the fight.
1911-04-25Jim Smith5-6-0
Brown's Gym, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1911-03-10Tony Ross16-6-5
Armory, Rochester, New York, USALNWS66
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported Ross as winner of the newspaper decision.
1911-02-18George Cole46-13-9
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported a newspaper decision of draw in the Cole-Harris fight.
1911-02-09George Kid Cotton3-1-0
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO710
1910-12-06Sam Langford61-6-18
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO212
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim
1910-11-17Tom Overby3-3-1
Keystone A.C., Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
Overby suffered a broken arm and had to quit after flooring Harris three times.
1910-09-30Joe Jeannette25-6-4
National A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
The New York Times gave the newspaper decision as a win for Jeannette.
1910-09-20George Kid Cotton1-1-0
Labor Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision provided by Pittsburgh Post.
1910-08-26Tom Overby3-2-1
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO210
Reported in the New York Evening Telegram.
1910-07-01Joe Jeannette25-5-4
National A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS1010
The New York Times reported the newspaper decision as a draw.
1910-06-24Al Kubiak14-5-2
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1910-06-10Chuck Carleton1-1-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO410
Result from report in the New York Evening Telegram.
1910-05-23Battling Jim Johnson3-0-1
Willis A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record reported Johnson as winner of newspaper decision.
1910-05-03Porky Dan Flynn11-3-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1910-03-08Porky Dan Flynn10-3-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS88
Harris definitely fought Porky Dan Flynn, not Jim Flynn, as reported in the Boston Globe.
1910-02-14Tony Ross13-6-4
Lawrence Rink, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1212
The Pittsburgh Post gave the newspaper decision as a draw.
1909-03-29Sam Langford48-6-17
Marathon A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO710
1908-12-07Joe Jeannette14-3-3
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record reported Jeannette as having had the best of the fight.
1908-11-09Tony Ross11-5-2
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Pittsburgh Post gave the newspaper decision to Harris. The Pittsburgh Press called it a draw.
1908-10-02Tony Ross11-5-2
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jimmie Mason
Pittsburgh Post failed to report the result of this fight, but Philadelphia Item gave a wire service report of a newspaper decision in favor of Harris. A draw from Pittsburgh Gazette Times. Harris was knocked down in the 3rd round. The Pittsburgh Press gave the decision to Harris.
1908-09-24George Gunther5-7-2
Princess A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO16
1908-06-23George Cole41-11-9
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported the newspaper decision as a draw but the Philadelphia Record considered Cole to be the winner.
1908-04-30Sandy Ferguson28-9-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported Ferguson, who floored Harris seven times, as the winner. The Philadelphia Record also selected Ferguson as the winner.
1907-12-12Sandy Ferguson28-9-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Harris had the better of the fight despite being knocked down twice. The Philadelphia Record also had Harris winning.
1907-08-15Sandy Ferguson28-9-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS33
Ferguson fought Harris and Charley Stevenson in two three-rounders, winning both according to the Philadelphia Item.
1907-07-17Black Bill12-7-4
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-06-11Joe Jeannette7-3-2
Consolidated A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO4
1907-06-07Charley Stevenson20-5-1
Powelton A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision given by both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record as a draw.
1907-05-30Sammy Campbell3-2-3
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision was in favor of Harris according to the Philadelphia Item.
1907-04-12George Cole41-10-9
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Pittsburgh Post reported that Cole gave Harris a thrashing even though he was outweighed by 40 pounds.
1907-01-31Al Johnson0-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Reported in the Philadelphia Item as a draw.
1907-01-24Al Johnson
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
1907-01-02Jim Jeffords20-15-1
Wayne A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Philadelphia Item reported that Jeffords had the better of this fight.
1906-04-20Charley Stevenson20-5-1
20th Century A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision as reported in the Philadelphia Item. The result was considered to be an upset.
1906-04-17Joe Phillips0-4-0
20th Century A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Phillips was an overmatched novice.
1906-02-09Black Bill11-4-3
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision as given in Philadelphia Item.
1906-01-12Charley Stevenson20-5-1
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Reported in Philadelphia Item as newspaper decision for Stevenson
1905-12-25Peter Maher128-16-4
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO36
Maher scored a knockout according to the PHiladelphia Item.
1905-07-13Jack Johnson22-4-6
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO13
Johnson fought Harris and Black Bill on the same day in two three-rounders.
1905-03-16Black Bill9-2-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision as given in the Philadelphia Item. Black Bill gave Harris another licking.
1905-03-10Jim Jeffords20-13-1
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Harris had the better of Harris.
1905-03-02Joe Jeannette
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision as reported in Philadelphia Item. It was a very hard fought, close battle in which Harris was the winner.
1905-01-05Black Bill9-2-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision as given in Philadelphia Item. Black Bill gave Harris a sound whipping.
1904-12-19Philadelphia Jack O'Brien79-4-11
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that O'Brien was an easy winner on newspaper decision.
1904-12-09Black Bill9-1-2
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-12-02Bob Long21-11-1
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-11-25Bill Larry8-18-0
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Harris stopped Larry according to the Philadelphia Item.
1904-11-18Bill Larry8-17-0
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-11-11Joe Jeannette
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
According to the Philadelphia Item, this was Jeannette's first fight "in public." After a bad start he made a great comeback, but not enough to win.
1904-03-25Charley Stevenson18-5-1
Lenox A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported Stevenson as winner of the newspaper decision.
1904-03-14Ed Gross0-5-0
Lenox A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-01-20Bill Larry8-16-0
Lancaster A.C., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO66
From the Philadelphia Item.
1904-01-11George Childs3-1-0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Harris had the better of the fight. Childs was also known as "Baltimore Bully."
1904-01-09Big Rube0-2-0
Richmond A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-12-31Bill Larry7-15-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Harris had the better of the fight.
1903-12-14Bill Larry7-15-0
National Hall, Chester, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Harris had the better of the fight.
1903-12-03Bill Larry7-15-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Larry received a terrible thrashing.
1903-11-26Bill Larry7-15-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item reported that Larry visited the floor 28 times. (In those days fighters were allowed to fall without being hit to save themselves.) This is Harris's first known professional bout.

 
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