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George Gunther
Global ID32186
sexmale
birthdate 1881-03-24
death date 1959-08-09 (78)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
country USA
residenceNewark, New Jersey, USA
won 17 (KO 8) + lost 19 (KO 4) + drawn 7 = 45
rounds boxed 488
Newspaper Decisions won 6 : lost 15 : drawn 11
rounds boxed 212
Total Bouts 77 KO% 10.39
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1921-06-02Cliff Patillo7-5-0
Dunbar A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS88
(Chicago Tribune) Patillo's opponent appears to have been the well known George Gunther, a 20-year veteran.
1917-07-23Jackie Clark21-8-11
Lenox Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the North Adams Transcript
1917-07-09Charlie Lewis
Lenox Hall, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USAWKO38
1916-04-24Willie Langford9-1-1
Vanderbilt A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1915-02-22Harry Reeve38-12-8
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
1915-01-28Blink McCloskey26-32-17
West London Stadium, Marylebone, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
McCloskey was fighting for the first time in a long while. He had gained a lot of weight and "was literally wobbling with fat."
1914-06-06Harry Reeve29-12-8
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
1914-03-04Gedeon Gastaud
Eldorado-Casino, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, FranceLPTS1010
1914-01-31Gaston Pigot6-9-0
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, FranceWPTS1515
Western Times - Monday 02 February 1914.Le Matin 01-02 has Pigot giving up in the 12th round.
1913-03-17Georges Carpentier60-10-5
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, FranceLPTS1515
In April, French Federation suspends Gunther for 3 months becasue of failure to appear for a bout
1913-01-08Eugene Stuber7-5-1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS1010
1912-12-04Tom Leary1-1-0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLDQ3
Low blow.
1912-10-19Georges Bernard9-4-3
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS1010
1912-09-08Battling La Croix11-13-3
Sporting Palace, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, FranceWRTD?15
1912-08-11Max Robert8-8-2
Sporting Palace, Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, FranceWKO620
1912-05-08Marcel Moreau20-4-0
Wagram Boxe Club, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS2020
1912-05-02Dixie Kid54-12-6
Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLDQ15
1912-04-03Georges Carpentier54-8-5
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS2020
EBU (European) middleweight title
Carpentier defended his claim as World Middleweight champion. Gunther had been claiming the world title since 1911 when Billy Papke refused to fight him in Australia Western Times - Saturday 06 April 1912
1912-04-01'Cyclone' Billy Warren4-10-0
Birkenhead, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
Exact date, year, and location unknown
1912-03-09Charlie Knock27-26-9
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO?
1912-03-01'Cyclone' Billy Warren4-9-0
WPTS1010
Exact date, year, and location unknown
Gunther was knocked down

1912-02-26'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran28-10-2
Skating-Palace, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, FranceWPTS1010
Gunther down in the 8th round.
1912-01-10Charles Kid McCoy82-7-10
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS1010
Western Times - Friday 12 January 1912
1911-11-22'P/O' Matthew 'Nutty' Curran26-8-1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS2020
Gunter down in the 14th. Bout halted temporarily in the 16th when the elastic in Curran's shorts broke.
1911-05-27Harry Lewis54-12-5
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS2020
1911-05-13Young Loughrey30-7-2
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS1515
1911-04-08Willie Lewis47-8-4
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS2020
1911-02-11Seaman Fred Parsons0-2-0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1911-01-27Gunner Harry Hewitt3-2-0
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLDQ?20
Unknown round of dq in this 20- rounder.
1910-12-28Jewey Smith21-11-1
Salle d l Elysse-Montmartre, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO715
1909-02-10Tony Ross11-5-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
According to the Pittsburgh Post, this was a "dreary six-round draw."
1909-01-30Al Kubiak13-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item favored Gunther. The Philadelphia Record scored it as a draw. Kubiak had been scheduled to meet Mike Schreck on the 26th.
1909-01-19John Wille7-8-5
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Wille won the newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1908-11-12Al Kubiak10-0-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record called this fight a draw (newspaper decision).
1908-10-31George Cole41-11-9
Terminal A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Eagle (Herb Goldman). It was an extremely tame fight. The referee left the ring in round six but was prevailed upon by the spectators to go back in and see the fight through to its completion.
1908-10-05Bartley Connolly5-6-11
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USADPTS66
referee: Tom Sawyer
(Boston Globe)
1908-09-24Morris Harris10-3-0
Princess A.C., New York, New York, USALKO16
1908-07-31Tommy Crawford2-1-1
Cycle Club, Dunkirk, New York, USANCND12
result unknown- Niagara Falls Cataract Journal
1908-06-18Jack Blackburn38-3-12
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Blackburn.
1908-03-20Larry Temple15-7-6
Roanoke A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USANCNC88
This was billed as an exhibition, according to the Boston Globe.
1908-02-27Jack Blackburn36-3-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Record considered Blackburn to be the winner. The Item scored it as a draw.
1908-02-20Eddie Chambers11-6-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record. Gunther won decisively.
1908-01-16Terry Martin34-9-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Martin.
1908-01-09Jack Blackburn35-3-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Gunther, but the Philadelphia Record considered Blackburn to be the winner.
1907-12-06Jack Blackburn33-3-11
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO56
Result from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1907-11-25Mike Donovan68-12-36
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record called this fight a draw.
1907-10-28Mickey McDonough1-1-0
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Gunther from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-10-21George Cole41-10-9
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1907-07-11Terry Martin33-8-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record, both in favor of Martin.
1907-07-04Billy Burke7-4-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record called this fight a draw.
1907-05-23Jack Blackburn32-2-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was "draw."
1907-05-15Jack Blackburn31-2-11
National S.C., Lyric Hall, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Three six round preliminaries preceded this bout (New York Times).
1907-05-02George Cole41-10-9
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Cole; the Philadelphia Record scored the fight as a draw.
1907-04-18Jack Blackburn31-2-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn. This was a fairly close fight.
1907-03-21Jack Graham2-9-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-03-15George Cole41-10-9
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-02-09George Cole41-10-9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Cole.
1907-02-07Joe Grim16-17-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item favored Grim but the Phildelphia Record called Gunther the winner. Grim was down only once.
1906-12-20George Cole40-10-9
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which called this fight a draw.
1906-11-29Sam Langford34-6-15
Haverhill, Massachusetts, USALTKO3
The corner threw in the sponge and halted the bout.
1906-11-12Sam Langford32-6-15
Valley Falls A.C., Valley Falls, Rhode Island, USALPTS1212
1906-11-01Dave Holly33-5-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Gunther beat the fading Holly badly.
1906-09-28Andy Zember1-1-0
Nonpareil A.C., Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USAWKO515
referee: Dar Braden
As Butch Zimber (Boston Globe).
1906-09-03Young Mahoney20-5-4
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1212
Pre-arranged draw (Boston Globe).
1906-07-05Jack Blackburn29-2-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which was a draw.
1906-06-28George Cole40-10-9
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Gunther (an upset).
1906-03-20Larry Temple15-4-5
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO1315
1906-02-07Jack Blackburn27-2-11
18th Regiment Armory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Pittsburgh Gazette, Pittsburgh Post, Pittsburg Press, NY Evening World (Blackburn "did the better work").
1906-01-31Jack Blackburn27-2-11
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USALNWS1010
referee: Fred Fehrenbaugh
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Pittsburgh Gazette, NY Evening World, Boston Journal ("had there been a decision given it would have gone to Blackburn as his defensive and offensive work was fine").
Blackburn was down in the 3rd and 6th rounds.

1906-01-08Larry Temple12-3-5
New Castle, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1212
From the Philadelphia Item.
1905-12-19Mull Bowser9-4-8
Heckert's Hall, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. (Most bouts held in New Castle had official decisions.)
1905-09-19Alf Greenwood1-3-0
Nonpareil A.C., Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1515
referee: Dar Braden
1905-04-17Andy Watson5-21-43
Portland, Maine, USADPTS1212
1905-03-13Sam Langford24-2-12
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USALPTS1212
referee: Marty Sullivan
1905-01-20Sam Langford23-2-12
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USALTKO11
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