Frank Moran
Global ID11647
birthdate 1887-03-18
death date 1967-12-14 (80)
height6′ 1½″   /   187cm
reach77½″   /   197cm
aliasThe Pittsburgh Dentist
country USA
residencePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth nameCharles Francis Moran
won 35 (KO 31) + lost 12 (KO 7) + drawn 2 = 50
rounds boxed 288
Newspaper Decisions won 6 : lost 10 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 160
Total Bouts 68 KO% 45.59

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1922-12-30Marcel Nilles20-2-1
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS1515
1922-10-12Joe Beckett17-8-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLTKO720x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 13 October 1922 P 14
1921-10-28Bob Roper13-11-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALKO610
1921-07-12Bob Martin29-4-0
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USALKO712
1920-12-10Joe Beckett15-7-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO220x3
referee: Joe Palmer
Subject of an ESPN-2 Classic K.O. segment. (Also reported to have occurred Dec. 10.)
Western Daily Press - Saturday 11 December 1920

1920-07-26Bert Kenny5-9-1
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Moran won the newspaper decision (Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Record).
1920-05-21Frank Goddard14-2-0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWKO220x2
referee: Jack Smith
Western Times - Saturday 22 May 1920
1920-05-07Paul Journee5-3-0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWKO220x3
Western Daily Press - Saturday 08 May 1920
1920-04-05Tom Cowler44-16-2
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: Eugene Corri
1920-01-12Fred Fulton49-6-0
1st Regiment Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Popular verdict - a win for Fulton. (World Almanac).
1919-12-22Jack Burke0-2-0
Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO18
1919-11-26Homer Smith19-2-0
Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO310
Moran was the winner, according to the Pittsburgh Post, not Smith (as previously shown here).
1919-11-20Bob Roper4-3-1
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy St. Mary
Saginaw News.
1919-11-03Bill McFadden
Roller Rink, Cumberland, Maryland, USAWKO212
1919-10-30Jack Geyer29-12-3
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO810
From the Pittsburgh Post/i>.
1918-02-25Fred Fulton36-5-0
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALTKO315
referee: Sammy Goldman
Moran was badly cut over the eye in the first round, and by the third round was unable to see properly. After several uppercuts landed on Moran's chin, Fulton hung a big right on the chin and put the Pittsburgh Dentist down for the count. Upon hearing that Fulton had KO'd Moran, Willard reportedly agreed to meet him with the title on the line.
1918-02-15Sergeant Jones
Greenville, South Carolina, USAWKO210
Moran was a US Army boxing instructor at the time.
1917-09-07Gunboat Smith48-13-6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-06-04Carl Morris38-3-1
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
(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.
1917-04-13Tom Cowler38-6-1
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USAWKO410
Moran landed his "Mary Ann" or big right hand and Cowler took the count.
1916-12-18Gunboat Smith48-12-5
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Smith won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times. Smith won six of the ten rounds, but was nearly KO'd by Moran in the 5th.
1916-06-29Jack Dillon76-2-9
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Matt Hinkel
Dillon won the newspaper decision. (NY Press & Associated Press)
1916-03-25Jess Willard21-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Charlie White
World Heavyweight Title
Willard won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post)
Tex Rickard's debut as a New York promoter. This match was originally scheduled for New Orleans, but the promotion fell apart over personal differences, and the fact that promoter Tommy Burns had doubts the public would buy a 10 round No Decision title fight. Willard explained his failure to kayo Moran by saying he had broken all the bones in his right hand in the third round, but Dr. Lewis Morris examined the champion after the bout and said Willard had a slight fracture of the joint of his right index finger. Most papers gave Willard almost every round. Gate receipts were announced at $151,254. Willard received his guaranteed $47,500, Moran $23,750. Willard was said to have signed a contract with a circus worth $150,000. Both wore seven ounce gloves.

1916-01-21Bartley Madden5-1-0
Riverdale Rink, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaNCND44
Madden had been Moran's sparring partner for both Coffey-Moran fights in NYC and continued to work with him through at least mid-1916. The description in the Toronto Globe implies that this was regarded as an exhibition.
1916-01-07Jim Coffey31-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO910
Once again, Coffey was out on his feet when his corner threw in the towel to save him further punishment. Coffey had led easily through the first seven rounds, but was floored three times in the 7th round before the end. The big Irishman just didn't seem to have enough explosive force in his punches to really hurt Moran though he landed repeatedly on the chin with numerous uppercuts. Moran broke two knuckles in his left hand in the first round.
1915-10-19Jim Coffey30-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
referee: William Brown
Coffey started out the aggressor, but Moran bided his time waiting for an opening. When it came, over went his powerful right hand dubbed "Mary Anne" and Coffey went down in a heap, scrambling to his feet at "Five". Seemingly helpless, Coffey stumbled and grabbed onto the ropes, whereupon Moran struck him again, at which point Referee Phil Brown stepped in giving the technical knockout.Edmonton Bulletin (Wire Service account.) It was announced before the bout that the winner would meet champion Jess Willard. Moran received $6500 as the winner's end of the purse.
1915-07-26Gordon Sims3-1-2
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWRTD620x3
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 27 July 1915
1915-03-29Bombardier Billy Wells22-5-0
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO1020x3
Wells was floored once in round ten before taking the full count.
North Devon Journal - Thursday 01 April 1915

1914-06-27Jack Johnson39-5-8
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS2020
referee: Georges Carpentier
World Heavyweight Title
1913-09-03Al Palzer8-1-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO710
time: 0:20
Palzer was down for an 8-count in round 3, the bell in round 6, and finally flattened by one of Moran's rights in the 7th.
1913-06-27Tim Logan3-3-0
Orleans A.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO410
1913-04-30Luther McCarty15-0-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times
1913-04-16Sailor White16-11-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decisions from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer both favored Moran as the winner in a close fight.
1913-03-29Al McCluskey4-2-0
Atlantic Garden A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO510
"..McCloskey was a late substitute for Soldier Delaney who had reported sick.."
1912-12-27Gunboat Smith30-6-4
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Jim Griffin
Smith floored Moran at the bell ending the second round. The crowd was so disgusted with this bout that half walked out after the 15th round.
1912-11-15Charley Miller16-8-7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
referee: Harry Foley
1912-10-30Charlie Horn15-2-2
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1912-10-04Jim Cameron9-7-1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
referee: Jim Kane | judge: D. Denegri | judge: Jesse Marshall
Cameron was floored three times.
1912-09-06Sailor Schaefer1-1-0
Flosden Arena, Vallejo, California, USAWKO34
1912-08-09Jack Geyer15-4-1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
referee: Bert McCullough
1912-07-25Billy Richards0-2-0
Orange City, California, USAWKO34
1912-07-04Dave Mills4-2-2
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MexicoWTKO815
Mills suffered from a broken thumb. New Orleans Daily Picayune (Luckett Davis)
1912-06-07Harry Wuest5-1-1
Columbus, Ohio, USADNWS1010
According to the Police Gazette Sporting Annual, 1915 edition, there was no official decision. Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. It was a slow, uneventful affair.
1912-05-20Tony Ross18-7-5
Tuxedo Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
referee: Walter C Kelly
Cleveland Leader.
1912-03-28Tom Kennedy1-1-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Patsy Haley
Newspaper decision for Kennedy from NY Times and NY Sun.
1912-03-11Al Kubiak17-10-2
Gaiety Theater, Albany, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Albany Times-Union.
1912-02-05Fred Storbeck2-2-0
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO1220x3
Storbeck was ahead for the first seven rounds, but Moran took control in the eighth and finally dropped the South African for the ful count in round 12.
1912-01-24Stoker Smith
Magic City, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO110
1912-01-01Fred Storbeck1-1-0
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWDQ720x3
referee: JT Hulls
Storbeck landed four blows after the gong sounded, ending the fourth round, as was "promptly disqualified." (Boxing, January 6, 1912, page 245)
1911-12-11Charlie Wilson8-6-1
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO210x3
1911-10-09Tom Cowler4-0-1
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO610x3
Cowler went down, groaning in agony, and claiming a foul, but the referee saw "nothing irregular" and a medical examination failed to find any indication of a low blow. (Boxing, October 14, 1911, page 589.
1911-09-02Fred Drummond4-13-1
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO310x3
1911-03-13Jim Savage6-3-0
Olympic A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO710
Joe Jeanette, who with Dan McKettrick, seconded Moran, threw the towel in at the end of the seventh round. New York Times
1911-03-09Al Palzer1-0-0
Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1911-02-21Jack Sieberg2-2-1
Brown's Gym, New York, New York, USAWKO310
1911-02-03Dummy Maxson0-1-1
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
New Orleans Daily-Picayune (Luckett Davis)
1911-01-31Jack Reynolds
Brown's Gym, New York, New York, USAWKO410
1911-01-10Ken Salisbury1-0-0
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO26
1910-12-05George Kid Cotton2-1-0
Princess Auditorium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALKO16
referee: Eddie Kennedy
The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh Gazette Times and Pittsburgh Leader state that Moran was knocked down and out by Kid Cotton. He tried to claim a foul but referee Eddie Kennedy would not allow it and proceeded to count Moran out. Moran, enraged by Kennedy's refusal of the foul, attacked Kennedy starting a free-for-all. Strangely the Pittsburgh Post mentions none of this stating that Moran won by DQ.
1910-07-04Frank Appell
El Paso, Texas, USAWKO36
In early October 1910, the Pittsburgh Post reported that Moran had been in the southwest for four months.
1910-06-27Joe Sierra
Yaleta, Texas, USAWTKO46
Exact date unknown, but probably about the one shown.
1910-01-25Thunderbolt Ed Smith3-1-1
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Draw decision from the Pittsburgh Post. The Pittsburgh Press dubbed Moran the better.
1909-09-23John Wille7-9-6
Clarksburg, West Virginia, USADPTS66
1909-02-26Black Fitzsimmons19-14-2
Victoria Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO66
1909-01-26Joe Keally6-3-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS44
referee: Jack McClelland
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Tony Ross and Al Kubiak were scheduled to fight the main event on this program, but Kubiak refused to fight without a guarantee.
1908-12-14Black Fitzsimmons18-14-2
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS66
Results from the Youngstown Vindicator.
1908-08-31Fred Broad2-2-1
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USALTKO66
referee: Buck Cornelius
Reported in the Pittsburgh Post. This was said to be Moran's second professional fight, the first being with Fred Cooley, while Moran was in the navy.
1908-06-01Fred Cooley15-12-1
San Francisco, California, USAWKO26
Exact date unknown. According to the Pittsburgh Press Cooley was a sparring partner for Jack O'Brien.


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