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Red Burman
Global ID12128
sexmale
birthdate 1915-03-18
death date 1996-01-25 (80)
divisionheavyweight
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
aliasK.O. Burns; Kayo Burns
country USA
residenceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
birth placeBaltimore, Maryland, USA
birth nameClarence Burns
won 78 (KO 33) + lost 22 (KO 6) + drawn 2 = 102
rounds boxed 664
Newspaper Decisions won : lost : drawn 1
rounds boxed 5
Total Bouts 103 KO% 32.04
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1942-10-26Big Boy Brown7-3-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USALTKO510
1942-07-23Tami Mauriello39-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO910
time: 2:58
The referee stopped the contest with two seconds remaining in the 9th, feeling that Burman was unable to defend himself.
1942-04-30Frank Zamoris44-28-5
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO810
From The Ring, July 1942, page 47.
1942-04-10Bill Weinberg19-4-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
1942-02-16Johnny Shkor18-4-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1212
1941-12-01Joey Maxim9-1-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1941-10-13Buddy Walker37-3-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWSD1212
1941-08-27Booker Beckwith15-0-0
Chicago Stadium Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS1010
Burman was knocked down twice, once in the first round and once in the third. Beckwith had a big lead after four rounds, but Burman slowed him up after this with body blows and made it a very interesting fight.
1941-07-22Melio Bettina55-11-2
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
One of many bouts of a "Heavyweight Boxing Carnival" program.
1941-06-23Al Hart16-6-1
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
referee: Charles Short
1941-05-19Mike Alfano8-18-2
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO610
The bout was stopped after Alfano notified the referee that he could not continue.
1941-01-31Joe Louis44-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO515
time: 2:49 | referee: Frank Fullam
World Heavyweight Title
Burman was stopped by a body punch.

1940-10-21Tony Musto27-8-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
"A savage 10-round scrap" with both fighters "cut and bleeding at the final bell." (Associated Press)
1940-08-26Steve Dudas53-22-2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
1940-08-09Jack Wofford14-6-2
Fairgrounds, Warren, Ohio, USAWTKO410
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A crowd of 6,000 was on hand for the first professional boxing card held in Warren since 1922. Jack Dempsey refereed the semifinal bout.
1940-07-12Billy Michaels
Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWKO110
1940-03-25Domenico Ceccarelli26-32-10
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO210
1939-11-27Al Boros34-21-2
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1939-11-13Al Boros34-20-2
Pyramid Mosque, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Boston Globe.
1939-10-23Joe O'Gatty6-8-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
1939-06-19Tony Celli41-39-6
Asheville, North Carolina, USAWKO410
1939-04-13Tommy Farr69-29-17
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
1939-01-13Tommy Farr69-28-17
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1938-10-03Italo Colonello22-13-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO18
1938-09-22Eddie Mader40-30-7
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1938-06-20Alfred Rogers8-12-1
South Orange, New Jersey, USAWTKO810
1938-06-06Joe Wagner31-7-2
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO610
Burman floored Wagner five times.
1938-04-18Charley Massera36-21-5
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1938-04-04Eddie Mader38-29-7
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
referee: Eddie La Fond
1938-03-07Hans Havlicek34-11-4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO410
1938-02-22Johnny Risko64-42-6
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1938-02-02Bob Tow34-21-2
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1938-01-01Pepe Gonzales3-0-1
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO310
1937-11-01Joe Sekyra66-24-8
Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO210
1937-07-26Alberto Santiago Lovell14-1-0
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1937-07-14Vicente Parrile18-22-1
Richmond, Indiana, USAWTKO510
1937-06-28Eddie Blunt18-2-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
This was stated to be the first integrated fight held in Baltimore in 25 years.
1937-06-07Joe Lipps28-29-14
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO410
Lipps was a substitute for Max Marek. Lipps made no pretence of fighting in the first round. He was knocked down twice in the second round and once in the fourth. The referee warned them to fight in the second round and Burman "then tried to made a battle of it, but Lipps held back and again was warned...Both Lipps and Burman, back in 1935, had been managed by Max Waxman and Jack Dempsey. There could well have been a little pre-arranged collusion.."
1937-05-21Jerry Johnsen29-4-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO210
From the Detroit News (Laurence Fielding).
1937-04-23Gus Dorazio21-0-0
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1936-12-17Tom Beaupre16-5-0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USALUD1010
referee: Henry Ezor
1936-11-27Vicente Parrile17-17-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO110
Incorectly shown as having taken place in New York City in Burman's record, 1943 Ring, 1937 Boxing News Record, and 1937 Everlast. The location is correctly recorded in the 1937 Post Record Book. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has Burman's opponent as being Vincent Parrile. (From the research of Robert Soderman, IBRO.)
1936-11-23Eduardo Primo9-4-2
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USAWTKO38
1936-10-02John Henry Lewis65-7-4
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO210
Burman was knocked down six times. Four of these knockdowns occurred in the first round. The bell rang while Burman was down and the referee didn't hear it. Considerable confusion ensued, but finally resulted in the fight being resumed after a delay of about ten minutes. However, Burman was knocked down twice in the second round and the referee stopped it for good.
1936-09-22Billy Ketchell41-26-9
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1936-09-07Billy Nichy28-14-1
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO210
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1936-08-27Bob Ford8-6-1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO610
referee: Bennie Bickers
1936-08-19Billy Ketchell40-25-9
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
From the Wilmington Evening Journal (Laurence Fielding).
1936-08-07Hans Kohlhaas3-6-0
Benjamin Field Arena, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO210
1936-07-02George Brown2-13-0
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWTKO410
1936-06-22Dutch Weimer38-26-0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1936-05-04Billy Ketchell40-22-7
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1936-04-16Eddie Slake2-7-1
Dayton, Ohio, USAWKO210
1936-03-27Buddy Knox29-2-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO58
A "stunning surprise to the 10,468 spectators." (Associated Press) Knox couldn't take Burman's body punches. Body blows followed by a powerful left hook to the chin put Buddy down for the count in round five.
1936-03-23Billy Ketchell40-21-7
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1010
1936-02-21Billy Treest21-2-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1936-02-14Hank Bath13-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
Burman was a protege of Jack Dempsey and Bath of Doc Kearns. The two had not spoken for 13 years prior to this bout. Dempsey danced across the ring and initiated the traditional greeting of "how are you doing Doc" to which Kearns replied "Alright, Jack". No more was apparently said. (Kansas City Times)
1936-02-07Corn Griffin45-20-4
Palace Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO110
Griffin suspended by MD Commission for his performance; Griffin claims he entered the bout sick. Result from Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40, by Buddy Ey.
1936-01-25Steve Dudas37-7-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS88
1935-12-14Steve Dudas35-6-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1935-11-23Terry Mitchell21-23-2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1935-11-08Billy Ketchell38-17-7
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1935-11-02Jackie Aldare54-29-12
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
1935-10-19Tony Celli25-17-4
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO38
1935-10-14Pat Roland1-2-0
Moose Hall, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWKO18
referee: Tommy Elm
1935-08-07Steve Roberts3-9-3
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1935-06-25Joe Kaminski24-12-4
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS44
judge: Charley Lynch | judge: Tommy Shortell
1935-06-14Charley Loughran25-12-3
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS88
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940.
1935-03-08Billy Hendrie18-7-2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1935-02-22Charley Loughran24-10-2
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1935-02-04Bob Turner36-19-11
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO810
Burman fought as "K.O. Burns." Incorrectly shown in Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-40 as an 8-round decision win for Burman, who actually stopped Turner.
1934-10-25Bob Turner31-17-11
Armory, Newport News, Virginia, USALKO310
Burman was billed as "Clarence Burns." From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (Laurence Fielding).
1934-09-04Freddie Heinz18-18-3
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWUD66
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-08-27Al Diamond31-16-4
Passaic, New Jersey, USAWPTS88
This fight was provided by Laurence Fielding, it is reported in the Middletown Times Herald.
1934-06-29Joe Gorman36-19-13
Meadowbrook Arena, North Adams, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
referee: Jack Dempsey
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