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George Cook
Global ID17603
sexmale
birthdate 1898-01-23
death date 1943-10-08 (45)
divisionheavyweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach73″   /   185cm
country Australia
residenceUnited Kingdom
birth placeCobargo, New South Wales, Australia
won 43 (KO 11) + lost 51 (KO 17) + drawn 10 = 107
rounds boxed 1216
Newspaper Decisions won 4 : lost 3 : drawn
rounds boxed 70
Total Bouts 114 KO% 9.65
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1938-12-18Jack London67-31-5
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomLKO212x3
1938-10-24Jack Robinson34-25-6
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomLDQ910x3
1936-06-06Ben Foord32-7-4
White City, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomLKO912x3
referee: C B Thomas
1936-02-10Emil Scholz36-19-19
Hull, Yorkshire, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
1935-06-04Claudio Villar10-0-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1012x3
1935-05-08Obie Walker48-4-2
White City, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: George Myers
Dundee Courier - Thursday 09 May 1935 P 4
1934-12-17Jack Petersen32-1-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 18 December 1934 P 8
1934-09-10Andre Lenglet12-2-1
White City Stadium, White City, London, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 11 September 1934 P 4
1934-07-11Hans Schoenrath19-22-8
Greyhound Stadium, Wandsworth, London, United KingdomWTKO315x3
1934-02-01John Andersson21-5-5
Agricultural Hall, Islington, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1933-08-24Ernst Guehring31-6-9
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ1315x3
1933-06-26Jack Petersen24-0-0
Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Attendance: 50,000
1933-05-18Larry Gains82-13-4
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1515
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Hull Daily Mail - Friday 19 May 1933
1933-01-23Walter Neusel32-0-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
referee: C B Thomas
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 24 January 1933 P 9
1932-12-19Salvatore Ruggirello22-29-0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1932-10-13Don McCorkindale20-7-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLRTD1015x3
"Not for years has there been such a grim contest. It was blood and iron with the virtual honors to the veteran Cook, who has never had such a glorious failure. He was speedier, clever and gamer than 10 years ago. According to my score, Cook was leading on points" when the bout was stopped by a cut eye. (Evening Standard)
1932-09-26Horst Hinzmann11-1-2
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO915x3
1932-05-24Hans Schoenrath15-11-4
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1932-03-23Primo Carnera53-4-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO410x3
referee: C.H. Douglas
"Cook was in bad shape after the knockout and it was some time before he recovered." New York Times Cook down in the first and third rounds.
1932-03-01Reggie Meen37-15-2
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1932-01-18Maurice Griselle34-20-3
Boulevard Rink, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWDQ1215x3
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 19 January 1932 P 9
1931-06-29Jack O'Malley26-5-1
Town Hall, Auckland, New ZealandWPTS1515
New Zealand Herald
1931-05-15Ted Pickrang7-3-1
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1115x2
The Referee May 20, 1931
1931-04-18Jack O'Malley22-5-1
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLPTS1515
Australian heavyweight title
The Referee April 22, 1931
1931-03-28Leo Bandias6-2-1
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWKO915
The Referee April 1, 1931
1931-03-07Jack O'Malley19-5-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
vacant Australian heavyweight title
The Referee March 11, 1931
1931-01-13Charlie Belanger51-17-8
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALPTS1010
1930-11-28Royal Dutch Elliott5-0-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jess (Duke) Kenworthy
1930-11-05Les Kennedy30-6-0
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWPTS1010
1930-10-07Jack Dorval12-4-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO710
referee: Jack Sheehan
1930-09-30Walter Pickard11-1-1
Tomlinson Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
1930-07-29Primo Carnera35-2-0
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USALKO210
Attendance 10,000.
1930-05-28Chuck Wiggins65-33-12
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
1930-03-12KO Christner20-6-0
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator
1930-02-27Chuck Wiggins65-32-12
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News (Wiggins) and AP wire (draw)
1930-01-01Frankie Wine47-12-11
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Repository, Canton 2 January 1930
1929-11-01Harry Dillon28-15-4
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
1929-10-21Jimmy Mendes22-4-1
Bristol Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USALDQ410
Cook claimed a low blow and left the ring, whereupon the referee ruled him out.
1929-09-20Tuffy Griffiths52-3-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO410
referee: Dave Barry
"Griffiths [sic] showed the greatest fighting ability he has ever displayed here in his victory over the Australian.... The knockout came shortly before two minutes of the fourth round had elapsed. Tuffy sent the Australian to the floor with a left hook to the jaw and Cook was down for a count of nine. A second later Griffiths landed another left hook to the jaw and Cook went down again. Then another left hook sent the Australian to the floor and Cook's seconds threw in the towel." (UP)
1929-09-02Young Stribling193-9-14
Municipal Auditorium, Macon, Georgia, USALTKO810
referee: Dave Barry
The towel was thrown before th start of round 8. Attendance 5000
1929-08-22Babe Hunt29-0-3
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USADPTS1010
1929-08-12Arthur De Kuh25-6-1
Starlight Park, Bronx, New York, USALKO810
1929-07-18Young Stribling191-8-14
Muehlebach Field, Kansas City, Missouri, USALNWS1010
(Atlanta Constitution)
1929-07-02Jimmy Byrne41-11-8
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
According to Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid), Byrne won this fight. Previously, Cook was shown here as the winner. Also, see The Ring, September 1929, page 26.
1929-06-17Johnny Risko38-20-5
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ510
Risko was disqualified for a low blow.
1929-04-15Larry Gains47-11-3
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
referee: Lou Marsh
Gains completely dominated the fight with the exception of the ninth round, which was even.
1929-01-05Victorio Campolo6-1-0
Parque Romano, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, ArgentinaLKO915
1928-05-08Frank Moody118-48-12
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
1928-03-06Moise Bouquillon20-0-0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1928-02-20Luigi Buffi11-9-1
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWKO615x3
1928-02-02Jack Phoenix12-10-3
Ilford Skating Rink, Ilford, Essex, United KingdomWTKO615x3
1927-12-19Armando De Carolis3-3-1
Teatro Adriano, Roma, Lazio, ItalyLPTS1212
1927-11-20Riccardo Bertazzolo13-3-1
Milan, Lombardia, ItalyDPTS1212
1927-09-30Ludwig Haymann26-3-9
Kaiserdamm Arena, Berlin, GermanyDPTS1010
1927-08-08Ted Sandwina8-1-2
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 09 August 1927
1927-06-30Ted Sandwina8-0-2
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO310x3
referee: Sam Russell
Sandwina suffered a damaged eye, causing the referee to stop the fight.
Boxing July 5, 1927 P 370

1927-05-14Johnny Squires17-4-1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLPTS1515
referee: Lou Heilbron | judge: G Chester Jones | judge: D Lyons
Billed British Overseas Dominion Heavyweight Title
Referee ,Sydney Wednesday 15 June 1927 P 10

1927-04-09Johnny Squires16-4-1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLPTS1515
referee: Harry Carter
Billed for British Overseas Dominions Heavyweight Title
1927-02-11Harry Gill9-5-0
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO715x2
referee: Yank Pearl
Referee ,Sydney Wednesday 16 February 1927 P 10
1926-12-27Tiger Jack Payne23-11-5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS2020
referee: Joe Wallis
Australian heavyweight title
Payne had held the title for only eight days, the shortest reign of any Australian champion
Referee ,Sydney Wednesday 29 December 1926 P 10

1926-10-22Frankie Campbell17-1-1
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
1926-10-06John Lester Johnson26-11-1
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALTKO710
1926-08-27John Lester Johnson26-11-0
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS88
1926-07-07Martin Burke39-20-5
Cincinnati, Ohio, USANCNC910
1926-06-18Harold Mays6-0-0
Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1926-05-14Yale Okun26-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1926-01-27Phil Scott45-7-4
Industrial Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomLDQ1820x3
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Western Daily Press - Thursday 28 January 1926
1925-12-11Emilio Solomon16-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-11-24Battling Jack Monroe12-7-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-11-07Young Stribling113-5-14
Municipal Stadium, Columbus, Georgia, USALPTS1010
1925-10-26Ed Keeley19-3-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
According to the oston Globe Cook was deprived of a well-deserved win by a poor decision.
1925-09-26Pat McCarthy33-15-4
Cycle Track, Revere, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor
1925-08-10Joe Stoessel9-5-3
Cycle Track, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-06-15Young Stribling100-5-14
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
Cook was knocked down three times during the bout.
1925-05-25Jack Sharkey10-4-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALSD1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: Dave Nelligan | judge: Pat Moran
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