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Percy Cove
Global ID45459
sexmale
birthdate 1885-01-01
death date 1916-09-30 (31)
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
aliasThe Human Bed Slat
country Canada
residenceEverett, Washington, USA
birth placeOttawa, Ontario, Canada
birth namePercy Chamberlain
won 32 (KO 13) + lost 8 (KO 3) + drawn 20 = 62
rounds boxed 444
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 6 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 78
Total Bouts 75 KO% 17.33
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1915-02-09Johnny Moore1-4-1
Hastings A.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS44
Percy Cove closed out his fighting career with a win, after giving Moore a "boxing lesson" that brought the cheering crowd to its feet. He then headed off to Europe as a Canadian soldier to fight in the European World War, where he was killed in action.
1915-01-08Harry Anderson0-1-3
Grand Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Lonnie Austin
1914-12-15Leo Crevier5-6-9
Grand Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USALKO24
referee: Lonnie Austin
This is Cove's first loss by (non-technical) knockout in 173 career bouts, according to the Dec. 17 Tacoma Daily News.
1914-11-23Al Mosler7-7-10
Everett A.C., Everett, Washington, USAWPTS44
1914-11-20Walter Granger3-1-3
Grand Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
judge: Nate Druxman | judge: Earl O'Connor
1914-11-11Eddie Pinkman4-1-0
People's Theater, Everett, Washington, USADPTS44
Cove is the Northwest Featherweight Champion at this time. Referee: Guy N. Ford. Attributed to "Young Pinkham."
1914-09-16Jerry Dalton4-5-0
Rochester Gym, Missoula, Montana, USADPTS88
Source: The Daily Missoulian., September 17, 1914 (Missoula, MT)
1914-07-03Otto Wallace6-4-1
Holland Park, Butte, Montana, USADPTS1212
1914-05-08Joe Hill7-3-13
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1914-04-14Billy Wright5-2-2
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Lonnie Austin
1914-03-26Paul Steele5-0-6
Eagles Club, Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS44
Cove's first appearance in a Tacoma ring since 1910, per the Tacoma Daily News.
1914-01-16Chet Neff9-2-11
Garden City A.C., Snohomish, Washington, USADPTS44
1913-11-24Tommy Clark5-2-11
Garden City A.C., Snohomish, Washington, USANCND44
"Cove probably landed more blows than Clarke, but the latter had a much harder punch and had Percy looking bad on several occasions. Clarke had a way of bounding back from the ropes and landing with all his force and had Cove puzzled for a couple of rounds, but Percy soon solved the trick and was there to meet him with straight jabs to the head and wind. It was one of the best contests the club has ever staged." Snohomish County Tribune
1913-10-27Chet Neff6-0-11
Garden City A.C., Snohomish, Washington, USAWPTS44
1913-08-14Young Jack O'Brien7-1-2
Metropolitan Theater, Bellingham, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Dan Salt
Cove is the Pacific Coast Featherweight Champion at this time. Tacoma Daily News
1913-06-12Eddie Moy13-1-2
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS66
1913-05-17Tommy Clark4-2-9
Monroe A.C., Monroe, Washington, USADPTS44
"[O]ne of the prettiest glove contests imaginable. It was a contest of reaal ring science from start to finish with each man doing his utmost to get the best of it. Cove, in spite of his more than 20 years work in the ring, is as light as a feather and quick as a flash and there was not a moment he did not need to be as Clark was anxiously looking for an opening to put in a punch that would give him a decision." Monroe Monitor-Transcript
1913-05-09Fred Coutoure7-10-12
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1913-01-24Jimmy Reagan14-8-11
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
1912-10-12Ray Baughman8-7-9
Eighth Street Arena, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1010
referee: Harry Foley
1912-09-27Jimmy Reagan14-8-10
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1912-08-14Harry Harris0-1-1
Wheelmen Club, Oakland, California, USAWKO46
1912-05-22Ray Baughman7-5-7
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USAWPTS66
1912-03-07Ray Baughman6-4-5
Wheelmen's Club, Oakland, California, USADPTS66
Oakland Tribune result was unclear, stating that both "do well"
1912-02-13Walter Scott13-2-7
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USAWPTS66
1911-12-15Frankie Harris5-5-5
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWDQ2
1911-11-17Fred Coutoure7-6-11
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
1911-10-30Jimmy Reagan12-6-8
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS2020
1911-07-04Battling Nelson47-14-15
Fairgrounds, Bellingham, Washington, USADPTS66
1911-04-28Pat Casey
Anacortes, Washington, USADPTS33
Cove was teaching boxing in nearby Bellingham, WA, at this time. Tacoma Daily News
1910-10-14Billy Speck0-1-1
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USAWKO310
referee: Jack Tibbetts
1910-08-30Roscoe Taylor5-4-3
Dreamland Rink, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS1010
1910-07-29Roscoe Taylor5-4-2
Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS1010
Exact date unknown. Source: Aug. 30 Tacoma Daily Ledger
1910-04-19Harry Baker2-0-0
West Oakland Club, Oakland, California, USALPTS1515
referee: Harry Foley
1910-02-21Danny Goodman11-5-11
Old Pavilion, Sacramento, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Alec Greggains
1909-12-04Tommy Gary0-1-1
Alameda AC, Alameda, California, USAWPTS1010
Cove was knocked down a couple of times in the first two rounds.
1909-10-26Al Emmick11-3-1
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USAWPTS66
1909-09-06Joe Leahy9-4-3
San Francisco, California, USAWPTS66
1909-08-20Monte Attell48-10-9
Mission A.C., San Francisco, California, USALTKO1020
referee: Eddie Smith
For Attell's World Bantamweight title claim
1909-04-20Jimmy Butler3-0-0
Sherman's Rink, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWKO415
referee: Dick Wylie
Percy seemed to have an easy time of it.
1909-02-01Billy Lauder5-1-3
Lyric Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDPTS1515
Articles called for max 134 lbs. at 6 pm. Cove substantially outweighed.
1909-01-04Eddie Marino2-2-1
Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWTKO13
Canada lightweight title
Johnny Reid, Eddie "Maringo's" manager, tossed in the towel to protect his fighter. Eddie Marino recently had won the Canadian Lightweight Title from Billy Lauder. Tacoma Daily News
1908-12-18Johnny Allen19-5-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ16
Percy Cove won by disqualification in round one.
1908-11-27Tommy 'Young' Kilpatrick16-3-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item gave the newspaper decision to Cove.
1908-11-16Tommy Love38-6-4
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Cove.
1908-08-25Joe Thiel12-0-0
Douglas A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record was in favor of Thiel. The Item called the fight even.
1908-08-13Babe Cullen4-0-1
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS66
1908-07-15Jack Britton6-2-1
Princess A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-07-01Jack Britton6-2-1
Princess A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-05-02Joe Sullivan2-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
(Philadelphia Item)
1908-03-19Leo Houck9-1-1
Lancaster A.C., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Philadelphia Item has Cove winning--in a newspaper decision. A previous source reported this to be an official draw.
1908-02-15Frankie Moore4-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Moore.
1908-01-31Tommy O'Toole9-0-0
Ontario A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record was in favor of O'Toole.
1908-01-15Young Pierce11-2-0
Wayne A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of a draw.
1908-01-01Joe Thiel11-0-0
Brandywine Springs Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USALPTS1010
1907-12-25Kid Beebe15-11-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Cove from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-11-28Joe Thiel11-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Thiel.
1907-10-14Al Delmont50-7-25
Cooper A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1907-10-12Tommy Langdon11-1-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was for a draw between Cove and Langdon.
1907-09-15Teddy Peppers1-1-1
Saint Joseph, Missouri, USALKO2
1907-09-14? Stone
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO6
Cove injured his hand. Everett Morning Tribune.
1907-06-12Ad Wolgast21-1-3
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USADPTS88
1906-08-31Bobby Johnson11-5-1
Everett Athletic Club, Everett, Washington, USAWKO2
1906-08-03Kid McFadden30-14-14
Everett Athletic Club, Everett, Washington, USAWKO1420
1906-06-26Young Nelson
Everett Athletic Club, Everett, Washington, USAWTKO2
Nelson's seconds threw in the sponge.
1906-05-25Jockey Worthington1-0-0
Everett Athletic Club, Everett, Washington, USAWKO7
referee: Charles L. Holmes
Date uncertain.
1906-04-11Kirby Kid0-0-1
Everett Athletic Club, Everett, Washington, USAWTKO3
Kid quit.
1906-03-21Mexican Kid
Bayside Fire Station, Everett, Washington, USAWKO1020
Referee, boxer Kirby Kid, challenged the winner before the bout commenced. The bout occurred in a barn adjoining the fire station.
1906-02-22George Brown0-1-0
Central Theater, Everett, Washington, USAWKO720
Brown's first name not provided by newspaper source.
1905-12-07Perry Queenan31-19-46
Central Theater, Everett, Washington, USAWPTS44
Result uncertain.
1905-10-17Bert Clark
Central Theater, Everett, Washington, USANCND44
Clark had over 30 pounds on Cove.
1905-10-05Jack Sullivan
Central Theater, Everett, Washington, USAWPTS66
1905-06-06Bobby Johnson10-4-1
Tacoma, Washington, USALPTS2020
"Johnson hails from San Francisco and has a splendid record as a bantamweight boxer, having met all the prominent little fellows in his class. Johnson has victories over such men as Barney Driscoll, Monte Attell, Jockey Bennett, Denny Dougherty, and has fought draws with Eddie Hanlon and Frankie Neil." Exact date unknown. Source: Sept. 30 Spokane Spokesman-Review
1904-10-13Jockey Bennett11-5-2
Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS2020
Cove broke his right thumb in the 1st round and was "badly fouled." LA Herald
1904-08-08Chris Musson6-0-1
WKO17
Exact date & location unknown. Source: April 29, 1905 Everett Daily Herald

 
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