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Joe Burman
Global ID18029
sexmale
birthdate 1898-12-11
death date 1979-04-00 (80)
divisionbantamweight
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeLondon, United Kingdom
won 35 (KO 21) + lost 3 (KO 0) + drawn 6 = 51
rounds boxed 361
Newspaper Decisions won 49 : lost 16 : drawn 12
rounds boxed 688
Total Bouts 128 KO% 16.41
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1924-03-25Dick Griffin32-17-15
Arena, Vernon, California, USADPTS44
1923-12-28Ernie Goozeman42-19-39
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1923-12-21Johnny McCoy23-2-7
Island A.A., Blue Island, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Burman won the newspaper decision. (Chronicle Telegram)(Chicago Tribune)
Boxing Blade has Blue Island, IL on 12/20

1923-11-27Johnny Curtin26-12-4
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1923-10-19Abe Goldstein54-6-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1212
NYSAC World bantamweight title
The commission had stripped Joe Lynch of the title and awarded it to Burman just before this bout. Lynch claimed that he had a separated shoulder, the physician for the Commission examined him and stated that the injury was not that serious. New York Times
1923-08-17George Butch2-0-0
Mullen-Sager Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman), which stated that this was a close fight.
1923-05-29Patsy Flanagan4-5-1
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO310
referee: Benny Yanger
1923-03-19Joe Lynch41-6-5
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
referee: Davy Miller
Burman won the newspaper decision. (Chronicle Telegram and Philadelphia Record)
1923-03-12Frankie Schaeffer3-0-0
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Result in Ibro 10--(Bob Soderman)
1923-02-21Midget Smith24-9-4
Suburban Club, Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1923-01-29Patsy Flanagan3-4-1
Suburban club, Chicago suburb, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Burman was better. (Bob Soderman's research in Ibro#31).
1923-01-15Midget Smith22-9-4
Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Burman won the "newspaper decision." (Chicago Tribune)
1922-08-25Cowboy Eddie Anderson17-3-5
Mullen-Sager Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Hammond Lake County Times
1922-07-14Mike Dundee11-3-2
Mullen-Sager Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USALNWS1010
referee: Davy Miller
Source: Aurora Daily Star & Chicago Tribune.
1922-05-29Sammy Mandell13-0-1
Mullen-Sager Arena, Aurora, Illinois, USALNWS1010
Mandell won the "newspaper decision" according to the Aurora Daily Star and in a poll of newspaper writers covering the fight (5-2-1 in favor of Mandell).
1922-05-22Bud Dempsey10-10-1
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USAWPTS1010
1922-05-12Tommy Ryan5-5-1
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWNWS1212
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1922-04-24Marty Collins4-9-5
Mount Royal Arena, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWPTS1010
1922-03-31Sammy Sandow11-3-7
Avenue Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Source: Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman). This fight did not end in an 8-round knockout for Burman, as previously shown. It went the full distance, with Burman winning clearly, but not as decisively as Sandow had won in previous fight at Baltimore.
1922-03-20Midget Smith19-4-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1212
1922-02-27Tommy Ryan5-5-1
Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, USADNWS1212
Louisville Courier-Journal.
1922-02-24Jack Eile4-3-0
Suburban Club, Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS88
This card took place at a suburban Chicago club (Chicago Tribune).
1921-11-28Johnny Brown27-8-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Burman won the "newspaper decision." (Philadelphia Inquirer)(Philadelphia Public Ledger)
1921-11-22Benny Gould9-5-6
The Armouries, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1010
"Gould was well trounced, but he acquitted himself with the utmost credit nevertheless." - Globe & Mail
1921-10-07Midget Smith16-3-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1921-09-09Midget Smith15-3-3
Twin Cities A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USADNWS1010
A 10-round draw "in the opinion of newspaper experts at the ringside. One newspaper man gave Burman a shade. (Decatur Daily Review)
1921-07-22Midget Smith14-3-3
Twin Cities A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1921-07-12Charles Ledoux84-10-5
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS1212
1921-06-28Joe Lynch29-2-4
Twin City A.C., East Chicago, Indiana, USAWNWS1010
Popular verdict - a win for Burman (New York Times).
1921-06-21Jackie Sharkey8-10-8
Boxing Drome, Bronx, New York, USADPTS1010
1921-04-25Kid Williams62-7-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, the Inquirer, and Public Ledger.
1921-04-11Dick Loadman19-16-7
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Burman won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Inquirer.
1921-04-08Roy Moore47-25-20
Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, USADNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Toledo News-Bee
1921-03-16Paul Demers25-5-3
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1921-03-10Joe Lynch28-2-4
Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal
1921-02-01Abe Friedman15-10-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1921-01-19Carl Tremaine5-0-0
Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram
1921-01-08Joe O'Donnell5-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1920-12-17Carl Tremaine5-0-0
Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal
1920-12-06Young Montreal37-4-4
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Detroit Free Press (herb Goldman). "Burman wasn't disgraced..but was beaten by a boy who, first stifling Joe's attack, pursued a fire that the Chicogan couldn't erect a defense for and fought against a smarter boxer whose natural advantages in height and reach supported superior fistic qualities."
1920-11-26Charles Ledoux80-9-4
Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS1010
1920-11-22Carl Tremaine5-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Burman won the "newspaper decision" according to three Philadelphia newspapers (Record, Public Ledger, Inquirer). Tremaine down for an eight count in the first round--New York Times.
1920-10-09Jackie Sharkey5-7-6
East Chicago, Indiana, USADNWS1010
Bout was even. (Result in Ibro #44-Bob Soderman)
1920-09-20Charles Ledoux80-8-4
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision in favor of Burman unanimously by three Philadelphia newspapers (Inquirer, Record, Public Ledger.
1920-09-10Joe O'Donnell5-1-0
Armory, Camden, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1920-09-06Pete Herman48-8-8
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune.
1920-08-23Frankie Daly3-9-1
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Burman won the "newspaper decision," per the Reno Gazette and the Perry Daily Chief.
1920-06-23Charles Ledoux77-8-4
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from three Philadelphia newspapers in favor of Burman (the Record, Public Ledger, Inquirer).
1920-05-03Joe O'Donnell5-1-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record was in favor of O'Donnell. However, the Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) both called it a draw.
1920-04-30Sammy Sandow7-1-7
Colonial Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1920-04-24Patsy Wallace3-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Out of three Philadelphia newspapers, the Record, the Inquirer, and the Public Ledger, the Record called it a draw and the other two selected Burman as winner.
1920-04-14Marty Collins1-1-1
Portland, Maine, USAWNWS1212
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-04-12Sammy Sieger1-0-1
Grand Theatre, Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Trenton Evening Times
1920-04-05Hughie Hutchinson5-0-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Three Philadelphia newspapers (the Record, Inquirer, Public Ledger) selected Burman as the winner. This fight did not occur on April 3, which was a typographical error in the Record.
1920-03-15Pekin Kid Herman7-5-0
Peoria, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1920-01-23Jack 'Kid' Wolfe22-5-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
Wolfe won the newspaper decision. (Sandusky Star Journal)
1920-01-19Jack 'Kid' Wolfe22-5-6
Peoria, Illinois, USADPTS1010
1920-01-12Dick Griffin6-4-2
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USAWKO312
Denver Post
1920-01-01Dick Griffin6-3-2
Moose Auditorium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USAWDQ612
1919-12-12Jack 'Kid' Wolfe22-5-6
Akron, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Wolfe won the newspaper decision. (Indianapolis Star)
1919-12-08Bernie Hahn8-2-0
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1919-12-01Mike Dundee2-0-1
Lakeside Arena, Racine, Wisconsin, USANCND1010
Newspaper draw in Milwaukee Journal -- Chicago Tribune reported Burman winning
1919-10-25Joe Lynch18-2-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Lynch was given the newspaper decision by three Philadelphia newspapers, the Record, Public Ledger, Inquirer.
1919-09-29Joe Lynch17-2-2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Public Ledger both called this fight a draw. The Philadelphia Record preferred Lynch.
1919-09-22Roy Moore31-15-20
Peoria, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1919-09-15Billy Bevan11-1-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Burman from three Philadelphia newspapers: Inquirer, Record, Public Ledger.
1919-09-10Jim Roberts0-1-0
Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO1
1919-09-03Joe Leopold10-8-4
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USAWKO812
(Pueblo Chieftain)
1919-07-04Pekin Kid Herman6-4-0
Benton Harbor, Michigan, USAWKO7
1919-06-16Jackie Sharkey4-6-3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1919-06-06Patsy Johnson8-1-0
Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS1515
1919-05-01Jack 'Kid' Wolfe22-5-5
Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Wolfe won the newspaper decision. (Sandusky Register)
1919-04-23Dick Loadman14-11-6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision is from the Milwaukee Journal. It was a close fight.
1919-04-14Harry Coulin8-0-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Courier, Also newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. It was a decisive win for Burman.
1919-04-04Frankie Daly2-1-0
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1212
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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