George Kerwin
Global ID61833
birthdate 1874-11-09
death date 1947-11-25 (73)
height5′ 9½″   /   177cm
aliasThe Chicago Mystery
country USA
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeUnited Kingdom
won 20 (KO 10) + lost 11 (KO 7) + drawn 10 = 42
rounds boxed 257 KO% 23.81

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1900-03-17Dal Hawkins19-6-5
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO2
1900-03-14Booker Fox
Grand Opera House, Des Moines, Iowa, USADPTS66
referee: Morris Lynch
Kerwin was drunk for the match (Daily Iowa Capital).
1899-10-30Mose LaFontise8-2-0
Park Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO26
1899-10-16Eddie Kennedy11-0-2
Millvale Opera House, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Kennedy gave Kerwin a "terrible beating". In a 1/9/1929 interview with the Pittsburgh Press Red Mason, who was Kennedy's manager, claimed that future baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell was also working Kennedy's corner on this night "stripped to the waist".
1899-10-04Jim Sullivan
Benton Harbor, Michigan, USAWPTS66
1899-09-13Pat Malloy
Opera House, Sioux City, Iowa, USAWTKO415
1899-08-31Jim Sellars1-1-0
Auditorium for fistic carnival, Dubuque, Iowa, USAWTKO720
referee: George Siler
Lightweight Championship of Iowa
Part of the Dubuque, IA Boxing Carnival. Dubuque Daily Herald

1899-08-30Jim Sellars1-0-0
Dubuque, Iowa, USAWRTD7
Chicago Tribune.
1899-08-14Matty Matthews25-5-12
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO1625
1899-05-31Perry Queenan14-5-12
Adelphi Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
Results from the Chicago Tribune.
1899-05-09Eddie Connolly17-5-12
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALTKO420
1899-04-22Charlie McKeever23-5-5
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
1899-04-03Spike Sullivan25-0-4
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO725
referee: Charlie White
1899-02-07Young Mahoney4-0-0
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
referee: George Siler
1898-12-30Charley Burns7-9-9
7th Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
1898-12-24Matty Matthews19-5-8
Queen City A.C., Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS2020
referee: Tom Dixon
1898-11-26Eddie Connolly17-5-8
Commercial A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS2020
referee: Tim Hurst
1898-11-15Jim Curran3-5-0
Madison Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
attrib Jem Curran
1898-11-05Jack Bennett18-2-3
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaDPTS1515
referee: Walter C Kelly
1898-10-31Frank Scott
Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Results from The Times (Washington DC).
1898-10-01Jerome Quigley9-4-10
Toronto Athletic Club, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWPTS1515
Results from the Pittsburgh Post.
1898-05-26Chappie Jones4-1-0
America A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO2
referee: George Siler
Results from the Fort Wayne Journal.
1898-05-14Jack Bartley2-1-0
American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Chicago Daily Tribune.
1898-04-30Chappie Jones4-0-0
America A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
referee: George Siler
1898-04-02Chappie Jones3-0-0
America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALKO1
time: 1:20
1898-03-31Ed Lally0-0-1
McCasland's Opera House, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS88
Results from the Logansport Pharos.
1898-03-17Otto Sieloff3-0-4
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
Chicago Daily Tribune.
1898-01-29Curly McHale
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO1
1898-01-19Con O'Leary2-0-0
Oxford Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO46
referee: Joe Choynski
Results from the Chicago Tribune.
1898-01-15Jimmy Murphy2-3-2
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWTD66
referee: George Siler
Referee Siler determined that Murphy was falling to the floor repeatedly to prolong the fight and last the six rounds. He stopped it and gave Kerwin the decision. Source:Chicago Tribune
1898-01-01George Ryan2-2-2
Academy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USANCNC26
Results from the Chicago Tribune. The police intervened.
1897-12-23Joe Butler32-8-2
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWDQ34
Results from the Chicago Daily Tribune.
1897-12-16Tom Norton0-3-0
Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO26
Results from The Times (Washington DC). The paper claimed that this was Kerwin's "thirty-sixth victory".
1897-11-28Jack Gibbons0-2-2
Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO28
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1897-11-15Frank Fitzgerald1-0-1
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO2
1897-10-30Eugene Bezenah9-1-5
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
Chicago Daily Tribune.
1897-10-23Arthur Schultz
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO48
Results from the Salt Lake Tribune.
1897-10-16Fred Freda
Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS44
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1897-09-13Jack Moffat1-0-0
Second Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS53
referee: Malachy Hogan
Results from the Chicago Tribune. Extra rounds were ordered to decide a winner, which the referee was unable to do and thus declared the fight a draw.
1897-08-16Jack Moffat
Hanlon's Court, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO4
Results from the Chicago Tribune.
1897-07-19Jim Lawson3-1-0
Hanlon's Court, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS44
referee: Al Schrosbee
Results from the Chicago Daily Tribune. The headline reads "Kerwin Bests a Professional", so this may be Kerwin's pro debut.
1897-04-23Mickey Riley
Milwaukee A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS44
Milwaukee Journal.


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