George Byers
Global ID40088
birthdate 1872-06-25
death date 1937-04-10 (64)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
country USA
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
won 20 (KO 14) + lost 7 (KO 4) + drawn 20 = 49
rounds boxed 445
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 2 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 36
Total Bouts 52 KO% 26.92

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1904-05-03Charlie Haghey15-6-6
Portland, Maine, USADPTS1010
1904-03-21Cyclone Robinson0-2-0
Pastime A.C., Portland, Maine, USAWKO110
1904-03-14Black Fitzsimmons2-5-0
Pastime A.C., Portland, Maine, USAWTKO810
referee: Ned Henry
1903-07-31Dick Moore53-33-23
Lenox A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO312
1903-05-23Philadelphia Jack O'Brien64-2-10
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item. O'Brien was floored in round one but came back to give Byers a whipping.
1903-04-08Sandy Ferguson19-5-9
Tempiar A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1903-02-23Charlie Haghey7-1-5
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1903-01-22Sandy Ferguson18-5-8
Brighton Social & A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
Ferguson was floored four times. As per prior agreement, if both were left standing, it was to be called a draw.
1902-12-25Mike Schalow1-1-1
Lenox A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS66
referee: Dan Donnelly
1902-12-01Jack Twin Sullivan17-2-14
Bangor, Maine, USADPTS66
1902-10-30Dick O'Brien37-20-11
Norumbega Hall, Bangor, Maine, USADPTS1010
1902-05-09Charlie Haghey5-0-3
East Boston A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1902-04-19J Wightman
Bowdoin Square A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO110
1901-11-28Tom Carey3-3-0
Casino, New Britain, Connecticut, USALTKO1320
Byers was down in the 9th round. His seconds threw up the sponge in the 13th round.
1901-11-09Billy Stift26-9-9
Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1901-08-19Mysterious Billy Smith31-17-23
Victoria Rink, Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaDPTS1515
referee: Jack Power
1901-03-16Frank Childs33-4-7
Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALKO1720
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
1901-01-18Jack Root35-0-1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALKO920
1900-10-30Tim Draffin Murphy14-8-0
Star A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1900-08-29Wild Bill Hanrahan7-6-0
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USADPTS1515
1900-05-30Dick O'Brien29-13-8
Lynn, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
1900-05-14George Gardner23-1-2
Roanoke A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALNWS1515
referee: Eugene Buckley
According to the Boston Globe, Gardner had the best of the fight, which was a prearranged draw (equivalent to no decision). The fight was poor and the club tried to have the fight ruled "no contest."
1900-03-16Frank Childs27-4-5
Star A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
Childs defends 'black' Heavyweight title

1900-02-22George Gardner17-1-2
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USALDQ1415
referee: Charlie White
According to the Boston Globe, Byers fought George Gardner, not George Gunther, despite the Police Gazette's statement saying that he fought Gunther. It is very unlikely that they would have gotten Gardner's name wrong because he was obviously very well known in the Boston area. Also, the Police Gazette Sporting Annual in various editions has Byers fighting Gardner. NY Evening World reported "George Gardner, of Lowell".
1900-02-12Martin Mulverhill0-2-0
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWTKO215
Mulverhill billed as a former Navy pugilist.
1900-02-02George Gardner16-1-2
Lasters Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USADNWS1515
referee: Bill Daly
ND bout. Pre-arranged draw if the bout went the distance. Lowell Sun
1900-01-11Jim McCormick0-1-0
Brockton Athletic Club, Brockton, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
From the Boston Globe.
1899-12-28Dick O'Brien28-12-7
Lewiston, Maine, USADPTS1010
1899-11-03Jack Burke1-4-3
Kirtland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1899-09-04Tommy West17-5-8
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO725
1899-08-12Australian Jim Ryan18-15-9
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
1899-07-24Charley Strong6-8-4
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO920
1899-06-16Billy Stift17-4-2
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
In the fourth round Stift knocked Byers down twice, But Byers was strong and before the round ended he knocked Stift down twice. Stift did a lot of hugging in the last two rounds and the decision should have gone to Byers. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-05-30Dick O'Brien25-12-7
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USANCNC33
Byers was scheduled to fight Jack Bonner, who failed to appear. O'Brien agreed to box Byers three rounds and quit in the third. This should not be considered as a serious fight.
1899-05-03Jack Cattanach1-4-0
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USAWTKO210
1899-04-03Charles Goff5-1-1
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO220
Goff was floored three times when the referee stepped in to save him from further punishment. New York Times
1898-12-13Jack Bonner33-6-10
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2020
1898-09-14Frank Childs17-3-2
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS2020
referee: Johnny White
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
Fought at 165 pounds.

1898-05-02Bob Montgomery1-0-0
Roanoke A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USANCND?
Winner not specified (Boston Globe).
1898-04-28Johnny Gorman7-7-8
Lynn, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
Pre-arranged draw but the fight was even anyway.
1897-12-09Harry Peppers2-0-0
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO1920
Peppers, billed as the middleweight champion of the Pacific Coast suffered his first defeat. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-11-11Dan Murphy3-0-2
Jacque's Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USADPTS2020
referee: Peter Maher
Reported as one of the hottest contests ever seen in this city. Murphy down in the ninth And eleventh, Byers down in the tenth. Over two thousand attended.
1897-09-23Charles Goff
Gladiator A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS1212
1897-05-25Dan Murphy0-0-1
Nutmeg A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS1515
1897-04-05Dan Murphy
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS1010
1897-03-24Lon Beckwith10-2-6
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO512
Results from the Cleveland Leader.
1897-02-25J McNamara
New York, New York, USAWKO310
1897-02-17Jack Boylan1-1-0
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO210
1896-12-16Dan Carroll
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO710
1895-12-01Charley Smith
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
Exact date is unavailable.
1895-11-01Charley Gerrard
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO28
Exact date is unavailable.
1895-08-23Jack Colbert
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS33


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