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George Courtney
Global ID35824
sexmale
birthdate 1903-02-02
death date 1964-01-01 (60)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
aliasCowboy
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeTulsa, Oklahoma, USA
won 75 (KO 42) + lost 20 (KO 6) + drawn 3 = 98
rounds boxed 565
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 50
Total Bouts 103 KO% 40.78
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1934-06-08Johnny Kerns2-23-0
Fair Park Open Air Arena, Dallas, Texas, USAWTKO410
referee: Henry Ezor
1934-05-25Hugh Hawkins
Fair Park Open Air Arena, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO210
1934-02-02Billy Ketchell28-5-6
Cambria A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO910
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1933-08-07Johnny Nelson
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALKO16
referee: Jack Michaels
This was the professional debut for Nelson, who stopped his opponent after two minutes. As an amateur he had won the heavyweight title of Central New York.
1932-11-24Vincent Forgione52-47-7
New Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS88
Both fighters slugged their way through all eight rounds, wild melees occurred at frequent intervals.
1932-09-19Joe Knight46-10-6
Twin City Arena, Laurel, Maryland, USALKO510
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1932-08-11Al Gainer22-5-0
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USALKO910
referee: Bill Conway
Results from the New Haven Evening Register (Bob Yalen). Courtney was knocked unconscious.
1932-07-25Johnny Peppe33-17-2
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO58
From Philadelphia newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1932-07-01Leo Larrivee48-11-0
White City Stadium, West Haven, Connecticut, USADPTS44
Heavy rain ended this fight after just four rounds. It had been scheduled for 10 rounds. One other fight on the program was shortened from 6 to 4 rounds. From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1932-05-12Leo Larrivee47-11-0
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1932-03-03Al Gainer22-4-0
Phoenix Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bill Conway
Results from the Waterbury Republican (Bob Yalen)
1932-02-17Guy Salerno22-3-3
Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-10-23George Manley72-9-9
Denver, Colorado, USAWPTS1010
1931-06-01Patsy Perroni16-5-1
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1931-05-25Tiger Roy Williams27-5-4
Riverside Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALUD1010
Courtney was floored in round 6
1931-03-17Chuck Burns31-28-9
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWTKO8
1931-01-13Owen Phelps34-11-5
Market Square Garden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1010
1931-01-01Tait Littman21-0-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO410
Littman was knocked down once in the second round, Courtney down twice in the first and for the count in the fourth
1930-12-19Young Johnny Burns54-13-13
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1930-12-17Oscar Rankins10-9-2
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWDQ310
1930-11-21Joe Goeders20-2-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Larry McGrath
1930-11-07Tom Patrick7-8-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
1930-09-08Cowboy Jack Willis30-21-4
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWTKO7
The referee stopped the bout.
1930-08-18Joe Packo16-19-2
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO2
1930-08-01Young Firpo54-8-1
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USAWDQ510
referee: Toby Irwin
After Firpo was floored in the 1st round and went down several other times without being hit, Referee Toby Irwin stopped the bout due to excessive holding by Firpo.
1930-07-23Tait Littman16-0-0
Blue Mound Race Track, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
1930-07-14Vincent Forgione49-31-3
Velodrome, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1930-04-28Leo Williams9-12-2
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALKO510
referee: Jack Watson
1930-01-03Joe Banovic22-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1929-12-13Lou Scozza49-13-7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALDQ5
Semi-Final in tournament for vacant title.
1929-09-24Billy Jones16-3-0
Sesquicentennial Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-07-11Matt Adgie29-11-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1929-06-05Jack McVey66-20-4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1929-05-20Babe McCorgary24-24-2
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWTKO6
1929-04-22Tom Kirby20-14-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO210
1929-03-18Nando Tassi14-8-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ3
1929-03-04Nando Tassi14-7-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO4
1929-01-21Tiger Jack Payne42-15-6
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Attendance: 7,000
1928-12-10Billy Franklin31-10-6
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USAWRTD7
Providence Evening Tribune 11 Dec 1928
1928-11-20Charlie Belanger31-7-4
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO5
1928-11-14Paul Swiderski9-7-1
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
1928-10-15Wilson Yarbo9-8-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO910
1928-10-08Jack McVey58-16-4
Cleveland, Ohio, USAWPTS1212
1928-09-18Ernie Owens46-12-18
Taylor Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWNWS1010
Courtney won the popular verdict.
1928-08-28Dick Evans27-10-1
Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1928-06-15Dave Shade93-18-51
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1928-06-06Vic McLaughlin21-14-6
Thompson's Stadium, Staten Island, New York, USAWKO6
1928-05-25Jack McVey56-14-4
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1928-05-07Red Uhlan39-19-18
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1928-02-06Rene De Vos117-12-18
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1928-01-09Jesse Stringham19-8-4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO210
1927-11-22Willie Walker22-17-7
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO14
1927-11-03Frankie Wine33-4-8
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWPTS1010
1927-09-29George Manolian32-5-3
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ110
time: 1:40
Manolian landed a low blow and was disqualified.
1927-09-14Harry Martone25-13-1
West New York, New Jersey, USAWKO4
1927-09-09Al Settle3-4-1
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USAWKO2
1927-08-28Jock Malone73-15-7
Youngstown, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
Bout is from the 1929 Everlast, needs to be checked.
1927-08-10Italian Joe Gans39-23-11
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1010
time: 1:12 | referee: Johnny McAvoy
1927-07-26Abie Bain15-3-0
Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1927-07-05Abie Bain14-3-0
Newark, New Jersey, USALDQ210
1927-06-30Tillie Herman47-46-22
Bonacker's Stadium, Rensselaer, New York, USAWKO212
1927-06-03Phil Kaplan47-9-3
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWDQ28
time: 0:35
1927-05-03Chuck Burns17-10-6
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-19Jimmy Darcy56-66-40
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO48
time: 2:53 | referee: Tommy Reilly
1927-04-11Eddie McMullen7-4-1
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO5
1927-03-10Al Webster28-8-12
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This was a poor fight and both fighters were fined for unsatisfactory performance, including pulled punches.
1927-02-08Joe Kurp7-8-3
Armory, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO48
1927-02-04Jimmy Mahoney6-1-0
Dexter Park Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO410
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-01-12Willie Walker22-7-7
Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO2
1926-10-12Jimmy Darrah15-8-6
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO510
referee: Johnny Gallagher
1926-09-03Frank Moody106-45-12
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO5
referee: William J O'Connor
1926-08-20Vic McLaughlin21-12-6
Ocean View A.A., Long Branch, New Jersey, USAWNWS1010
Courtney won the newspaper decision.
1926-07-09Phil Kaplan40-8-3
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALDQ210
time: 1:59 | referee: Eddie Purdy
1926-06-29Larry Estridge50-10-2
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO410
1926-05-27Frank Moody106-43-12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
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