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George (Kid) Lavigne
Global ID45192
sexmale
birthdate 1869-12-06
death date 1928-03-09 (58)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 3½″   /   161cm
reach67½″   /   171cm
aliasThe Saginaw Kid
country USA
residenceUSA
birth placeBay City, Michigan, USA
birth nameGeorge Henry Lavigne
won 36 (KO 21) + lost 6 (KO 4) + drawn 10 = 53
rounds boxed 702
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 3 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 34
Total Bouts 58 KO% 36.21
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1909-12-25Dick Nelson53-3-13
Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS66
"Lavigne, a mere shadow of his former self, attempted to stay six rounds with Fighting Dick Nelson." Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald Dec 29, 1909.
1907-01-19Young Erne17-6-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO66
referee: Bert Crowhurst
Lavigne was trying a comeback. Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1905-07-02Jack Roberts13-15-1
Nouveau Cirque, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO510
Roberts complained of hand injury. (Source: La Presse; Le Temps)
1902-05-29Jimmy Britt2-0-0
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALTKO820
referee: Eddie Smith
Los Angeles Times reported Lavigne's left arm was broken in three places.
1901-12-12Tim Hegarty40-0-7
Acme A.C., Oakland, California, USAWKO420
time: 0:49 | referee: Jack Kitchen
1899-10-06George 'Elbows' McFadden21-5-12
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO1925
1899-07-03Frank Erne22-2-14
Hawthorne A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALPTS2020
referee: Honest John Kelly
World Lightweight Title
1899-03-10Mysterious Billy Smith26-10-16
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALTKO1420
referee: Jim McDonald
World & American Welterweight Title
The fight was stopped when Lavigne's brother Billy entered the ring
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1898-11-25Tom Tracey17-11-6
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jim McDonald
According to research by Lavigne biographer Lauren Chouinard, this fight was not for any title.
1898-09-28Frank Erne20-2-13
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Samuel C. Austin
World Lightweight Title
1898-04-11Wilmington Jack Daly29-1-14
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1898-03-17Wilmington Jack Daly29-1-13
Central Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USADPTS2020
referee: Kid McCoy
World Lightweight Title
1897-10-29Joe Walcott49-4-5
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1220
referee: Eddie Graney
World Lightweight Title
1897-05-17Owen Ziegler21-7-8
Winter Circus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Bert Crowhurst
Results from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1897-04-30Eddie Connolly13-2-5
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1125
referee: Billy Roche
World Lightweight Title
1897-03-08Charlie McKeever21-2-2
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
(San Francisco Call)
1897-02-08Kid McPartland13-2-3
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS2525
referee: Dick Roche
World Lightweight Title
1897-01-11Owen Ziegler20-5-8
Winter Circus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1896-10-27Jack Everhardt11-2-7
Bohemian Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWTKO2425
World Lightweight Title : 138-lb limit
1896-07-20Charlie McKeever18-2-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADNWS66x2
Results from the Philadelphia Record.Two minute rounds and no referee in the ring.
1896-06-01Dick Burge7-4-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1720x3
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

1895-12-02Joe Walcott42-2-3
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1515
referee: Tim Hurst
Billed as for American 133lb title (Lightweight); agreement called for Lavigne to be the winner if he was not knocked out
1895-10-12Young Griffo55-4-24
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Tim Hurst
Billed as for American 133lb title (Lightweight)
1895-08-26Jimmy Handler4-2-0
Maspeth Empire AC, Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWKO520
time: 1:07
Billed as for American 133lb title (Lightweight). Handler was down in the 5th round.
1895-05-30Jack Everhardt10-1-4
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS2020
referee: Tim Hurst
Billed for American 138lb title
The New York Times May 31, 1895

1895-04-11Jerry Marshall17-12-9
Triangle Club, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
Pre-arranged draw, of which Lavigne had the better of. (Chicago Daily Inter Ocean)
1894-12-14Andy Bowen15-3-5
Auditorium Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO1825
referee: Professor John Duffy
Billed for American Lightweight Title -- 133-lb limit
Bowen died from injuries recieved in this fight

1894-10-29Johnny Griffin5-3-3
Coney Island Casino, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1515
Griffin down three times in the 14th, and then down immediately at the start of the 15th round when the police stopped the bout.
1894-09-17Jerry Marshall15-10-9
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Dominick McCaffrey
Fought at 126 pounds.
1894-03-07Solly Smith15-3-4
Arbeiter Hall, Saginaw, Michigan, USAWPTS88
referee: Walter Grimmon
Fight ended in a prearranged draw since both fighters were on their feet. (Chicago Tribune)
Some sources report Lavigne winning the decision such as the Detroit Free-Press.

1894-02-10Young Griffo47-2-16
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
referee: George Siler
1893-03-29Billy Gaffney
Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Fight previously displayed as occurring on 03/17/1893. Only scientific sparring was allowed as police were on hand. A knockout would result in arrests. Gaffney's nose bled freely from the second round on. No decision was given, but Lavigne won the newspaper decision. Chicago Tribune
1893-02-12Eddie Myer
Abandoned Skating Rink, Dana, Illinois, USAWKO22
referee: Malachy Hogan
Fight took place Sunday morning at 1:50am. Knockout occurred in the 22nd round. Source:Chicago Tribune
1892-11-21Martin Shaughnessy0-3-0
Washington avenue rink, Bay City, Michigan, USAWKO910
According to Bay City Times-Press, Shaughnessy "was fully 20 pounds heavier than his opponent". Saginaw Evening News reported Shaughnessy's weight to be 145 pounds to Lavigne's 122, and the fight ending in the 8th round.
Shaughnessy was down once in the 7th round, three times in the 8th, once in the 9th.

1892-08-10Jim Burge13-4-7
Pacific A.C., San Francisco, California, USADPTS50
referee: Mike Sullivan
Lavigne resorted to defensive tactics and using footwork from 6th round on, resulting in a tame fight. It was said he injured his right hand in the 5th round. The referee stopped the bout in the 50th round.
1892-05-25Harry Jones1-1-0
Pastime A.C., Portland, Oregon, USAWKO820
referee: Jack Dempsey
Fought at 124 pounds.
Jones was down twice in the 7th round.

1892-03-17Charles Rochette2-4-3
Wigwam Theatre, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Mike Sullivan
"Lavigne-Rochette match was fought, and Rochette was knocked out in twenty-two rounds." (SF Morning Call)
This was a scheduled ten round contest and Referee Sullivan gave the decision to Lavigne. San Francisco Chronicle Considering this was the semifinal to the Jones-Dally match, this report appears to be more accurate.

1891-11-20Joe Soto2-2-1
Wigwam Theatre, San Francisco, California, USAWKO30
referee: Joe Choynski
This was a finish fight. Soto was all in after the thirtieth round.
1891-10-15Jimmie Lucie
San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
According to the Saginaw News, Nov 4, 1891, Lavigne was given a tryout bout against a Jimmie Lucie, champion amateur lightweight of "the slope." No actual date was given, but Lavigne nearly knocked him out and was told to ease the carnage. The San Francisco Call also mentions a "tryout" bout but doesn't specify who Lavigne fought. Source: Lauren Chouinard's Kid Lavigne biography Muscle and Mayhem. This bout replaces a Jimmy Lewis bout which was previously given as the tryout opponent.
1890-11-03Sam Eaton
La France hall, Bay City, Michigan, USAWRTD515
Source: Bay City Times
1890-04-14Billy Boucher
Saginaw, Michigan, USADPTS33
"It was lively and decided a draw." Saginaw Evening News
1890-03-13Morris McNally0-2-0
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWPTS33
Lavigne "had things his own way." Saginaw Evening News
1889-05-12Billy O'Brien
Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS44
1889-04-25George Siddons3-3-3
Al Carroll's Roadhouse at Reed's Lake, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USADPTS55
Billed for the featherweight championship of the North-West. Two ounce gloves with most of the horse hair removed were used. Although officially ruled a draw, Siddons’ camp and the newspapers both concluded Lavigne was the winner and new featherweight champion of the Northwest.
1889-03-10Butch Kenney
Palace Theatre, Manistee, Michigan, USAWPTS44
1889-02-28George Siddons3-3-2
Barn behind Old Man Putnam's Roadhouse, Saginaw, Michigan, USADPTS77
referee: John Connelly
Bay City Times reported an 80-round draw, and the bout being billed for the lightweight championship of the North-West. Saginaw Evening News gave a more detailed report, with the result of a draw being agreed on by the principals in the 77th round.
Estimated weights according to Bay City Times. Saginaw Evening News reported no exact weights. This bout lasted 5 hours and 8 minutes, the longest to date under Marquess of Queensbury Rules.

1888-09-21Jack Menton
Manistee, Michigan, USAWPTS1212
1888-06-10Chub Whitney
Manistee, Michigan, USAWKO3
Lavigne knocked out an unknown opponent during this fight that could possibly have been Chub Whitney, but this is unverified as of now.
1888-03-02Pike Johnson
Bordwell's Opera House, Saginaw, Michigan, USADPTS88
(Saginaw Evening News)
1888-02-10Dan Connors
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWKO5
“Lavigne had the best of it, Connors being knocked out in the middle of the fifth round.” Source: Saginaw Evening News
1887-02-12Red Elliott0-1-0
Saginaw, Michigan, USANCND33
This bout is marked as ND because no information was found as to the outcome. In the newspaper article it identifies Kid Lavigne as Charles Lavine “of this city.” Saginaw Evening News
1886-12-28Jack Cherry
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1886-11-18Red Elliott
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWPTS44
1886-10-28Jimmy Priest
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWKO3
1886-10-19Bob Ralph
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWKO3
1886-09-21Billy Roberts
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWKO3
1886-09-11Billy White
Saginaw, Michigan, USAWKO1
1886-09-07Morris McNally
Auditorium, Saginaw, Michigan, USAWKO16
George Kid Lavigne's debut.

 
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