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Dick Burge
Global ID40071
sexmale
birthdate 1865-12-19
death date 1918-03-15 (52)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 7″   /   170cm
country United Kingdom
residenceCheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
won 11 (KO 7) + lost 7 (KO 3) + drawn 2 = 21
rounds boxed 149 KO% 33.33
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1901-01-28Jerry Driscoll8-3-0
Standard Theatre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomNCNC215x3
referee: Ed Plummer
Billed English 158lbs Middleweight Title
The Referee declared the fight a no contest as both fighters were not fighting fairly
Gloucester Citizen - Tuesday 29 January 1901

1900-02-09Jack Scales2-0-0
The New Palace Club, Westminster, London, United KingdomWKO120x3
referee: Eddie Plumber
Billed:English Heavyweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006

1898-12-12Bobby Dobbs64-12-20
Peoples Palace, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLRTD820x3
referee: George Dunning
Billed for World 144-lb title
Purse £850
Burge claimed a foul which was not granted
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
The Dundee Courier & Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Tuesday, December 13, 1898
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, December 17, 1898

1898-09-05Arthur Akers9-1-0
New Adelphi Club, The Strand, London, United KingdomWKO120x3
time: 1:05 | referee: George Dunning
It was stated the fight was a blatant 'fix' arranged by Burge and Charlie Mitchell
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, September 10, 1898

1897-12-21Dick O'Brien20-6-5
Olympic Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWDQ420x2
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, January 1, 1898
1897-10-08Tom Causer10-2-0
The Bolingbrooke Club, Walworth, London, United KingdomWKO120x3
time: 1:01 | referee: Bob Watson
Billed for World & English 144lbs titles
BBBC Boxing Yearbook
Reynolds's Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, October 10, 1897

1897-05-31Tom Causer9-2-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLDQ720x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
BBBofC British lightweight title
Billed for English 142-144lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
The North-Eastern Daily Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), Tuesday, June 01, 1897

1897-01-28Eddie Connolly11-2-3
Olympic Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
referee: George Dunning
Billed World 144 lbs Title
Purse £100
BBBC Boxing Yearbook
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Friday, January 29, 1897
The Standard (London, England), Friday, January 29, 1897

1896-06-01George (Kid) Lavigne27-0-8
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLTKO1720x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
World 138lbs Lightweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, June 2, 1896

1895-11-26Jem Smith7-2-0
The Bolingbroke Club, Clapham Junction, London, United KingdomLDQ920x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed English heavyweight Title
Burge was falling down repeatedly without being hit.
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Wednesday, November 27, 1895
The Standard (London, England), Wednesday, November 27, 1895

1895-01-21Tom Williams18-3-6
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO320x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World 140 lbs Lightweight Title (British version)
BBBC Yearbook 2004
Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Tuesday 22 January 1895 P 4

1894-11-26Ted Pritchard8-2-0
Eden Palace of Varieties, Holborn, London, United KingdomLKO210x3
referee: Joe Steers
The bout was strongly suspected of being 'fixed' in order to bring off a betting coup
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Tuesday, November 27, 1894

1894-05-04Harry Nickless5-1-0
The Bolingbroke Club, Clapham Junction, London, United KingdomWKO28
referee: Bob Watson
Billed for World & English 140 lbs Lightweight Title (British version)
BBBC Yearbook 2004
Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Saturday, May 5, 1894

1892-06-27Lachie Thompson6-7-0
Kennington Social Club, Kennington, London, United KingdomWKO220x3
referee: George Vize
Burge claimed English 144 lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
The Yorkshire Herald June 29, 1892

1891-05-25Jem Carney
The Hop and Malt Exchange, The Borough, London, United KingdomWDQ1120x3
World 134 lbs Lightweight Title
Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham, England), Tuesday, May 26, 1891

1889-04-06Alf Kirkbride0-1-0
Floral Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS33x3
Final All England 140 lbs Competition
Boxing Yearbook 2004
The Yorkshire Herald April 8, 1888

1889-01-21Anthony Diamond2-1-0
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1888-11-05Johnny Robinson4-0-0
St George's Drill Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
Billed for English 138lb title
The Newcastle Weekly Courant (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England), Saturday, November 10, 1888

1888-04-23Frank Howson1-1-0
The Grand Cross, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomLDQ212x3
referee: JT Hulls
Boxing Yearbook 2004
The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent February 28, 1893

1887-11-12Frank Howson1-0-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO88x3
Lightweight Title of The North
The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent November 14, 1887

1887-02-14Ben Seth29-5-0
Oxford Street, London, United KingdomLPTS66x3
Seth down in the 1st round, Burge down in the 3rd.

 
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