Red Herring
Global ID11923
birthdate 1896-03-19
death date 1974-05-07 (78)
divisionlight welterweight
height5′ 6½″   /   169cm
aliasRebel Red
country USA
residenceUtica, New York, USA
birth placePaducah, Kentucky, USA
birth nameJames Bryan Herring
won 143 (KO 68) + lost 37 (KO 9) + drawn 30 = 212
rounds boxed 1490
Newspaper Decisions won 19 : lost 4 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 248
Total Bouts 237 KO% 28.69

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-04-27Harry Stuckey6-13-4
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWKO46
time: 1:20 | referee: Jim Rogers | judge: Chute Scheideman | judge: A.T. Shannon
1933-04-04George Kid Berg1-0-0
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWPTS66
referee: Jim Rogers | judge: George F. LaGrange | judge: Mickey Barron
1933-03-28George Kid Lee
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:30 | referee: Jim Rogers | judge: John Minnoch | judge: A.T. Shannon
1933-03-21Babe Doyle
Convention Hall, Utica, New York, USADPTS55
referee: Jim Rogers | judge: Dan McGill | judge: Tony Merl
1930-07-29Harry Mason97-18-6
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Louis Marks | judge: Earl Blair | judge: Jimmy Riccio
1930-06-16Tarzan Liggett4-1-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWUD88
Liggett billed as Southern Welterweight Champion (Observer-Dispatch).
1930-06-02Manuel Quintero84-6-9
American Legion Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas, USALPTS1010
referee: Eddie Barnsback | judge: W.H. McDermott | judge: W.J. Kelly
1930-03-10Sam Bruce28-14-2
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USANCNC78
referee: Jack Michaels | judge: Joe Oca | judge: Lou Smith
1930-02-10Manny Davis6-4-3
Albany St. Theatre, Schenectady, New York, USADPTS1010
judge: Emmett Ryan | judge: Max Segel
1929-12-19Jimmy Griffin3-6-1
Little Rock, Arkansas, USAWKO210
(New Orleans Times-Picayune)
1929-12-09Grover Mallini19-21-6
Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
Originally announced as a win for Herring; it was latter found out that one judge called it a draw, the other was for Herring and Haack called it a draw. Newspaper thought Herring won decisively (Memphis Commercial-Appeal).
1929-12-02Opponent Unknown
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
Exact date unknown. December 8, 1929 Observer-Dispatch said Herring beat an unknown the other night and the fight drew less then $1000.00 in gate receipts.
1929-11-15Bobby Huggins0-1-0
Monroe, Louisiana, USAWPTS1010
1929-11-04Louis Andrews9-6-7
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
(The Anniston Star)
1929-10-17Tut Seymour20-26-12
Greenwood, Mississippi, USAWKO210
1929-10-14Duke Tramel95-23-33
Location unknown Source: IBRO #45 (Tim Leone, Tramel scrapbook)
1929-09-26Raul Rojas7-3-0
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USALTKO310
Doctor refused to let Herring continue due to a cut over his left eye caused by a headbut. As Paul Rojas (Atlanta Constitution).
1929-08-15Duke Tramel95-22-32
Greenwood, Mississippi, USAWPTS1010
(Louisiana Advocate, Times-Picayune, Biloxi Daily Herald)
1929-08-12Clyde Hull39-13-8
Hodges Field, Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
Newspaper had Herring winning 3 rounds, Hull none and the rest even (Memphis Commercial-Appeal).
1929-08-08Alex Simms29-12-9
Greenwood, Mississippi, USAWPTS1010
1929-07-29Jimmy Evans24-5-11
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
Date unknown Source is August 2, 1929 Observer-Dispatch which stated the bout took place "last week.
1929-07-18Clyde Hull37-13-7
Greenwood, Mississippi, USALPTS1010
(Biloxi Daily Herald)
1929-07-08Henry Jungle19-13-7
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1929-04-22Jack Britton98-21-18
Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1929-04-18Joe Kirk0-3-0
Strand Theater, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USAWKO410
1929-04-09Billy Brown6-9-4
Tunica, Mississippi, USALPTS1010
(Biloxi Daily Herald, April 12, 1929)
1929-04-08Bernie Irvine1-10-0
Home Theater, Blytheville, Arkansas, USALNWS?
Reported as Herring's 357th bout Blytheville Courier News April 11, 1929. Decision from May 22, 1929 Dallas Morning News.
1929-04-01Alex Simms24-10-8
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
1929-03-25Jimmy Evans21-4-10
Rainbow Garden, Little Rock, Arkansas, USADPTS1010
1929-03-18Alex Simms23-10-8
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
1929-03-11Canada Lee26-17-6
Simmons' Garden, Menands, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Tommy Gorman
1929-01-25Young Jack Thompson55-19-12
Crescent A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALTKO710
1928-12-10Jimmy Griffin3-2-1
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWKO310
Griffin down twice in the second (Utica Daily Press).
1928-12-07Joe Kirk0-2-0
Flournoy Hall, Monroe, Louisiana, USAWKO215
1928-12-05Dude Mullins3-2-2
El Dorado, Arkansas, USAWTKO610
"Mullins was on the canvas for nine counts in the second, fourth and sixth rounds." (Observer-Dispatch)
1928-12-03James Fryer
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO38
1928-11-19Buster Mallini16-7-4
Memphis, Tennessee, USALPTS88
Memphis Commercial Appeal (Laurence Fielding).
1928-11-12George Finning
Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USAWTKO18
time: 2:00
1928-11-05Grover Mallini15-13-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1928-09-11Billy Alger69-37-32
Stadium, Troy, New York, USALDQ412
Herring was disqualified for punching low.
1928-08-20Dorey Shimar35-18-15
Stadium, Troy, New York, USADPTS1010
Herring suffered a broken left hand in the second round (Observer-Dispatch).
1928-07-09Frankie Dugan18-11-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USALTKO38
Dugan pushed Herring through the ropes the latter landing on a chair was unable to continue (Observer-Dispatch).
1928-07-01Johnny Flynn7-8-6
Knoxville, Tennessee, USADPTS88
Exact date unknown.
1928-06-25Leo Wax23-19-5
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1928-06-12Frankie Dugan18-11-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
Herring down for nine in the fifth. Dugan down for nine in the seventh (Observer-Dispatch).
1928-03-26Grover Mallini12-8-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1928-03-22Nelson Barnes0-3-0
Union City, Tennessee, USAWTKO2
1928-03-19Jack Gibbs4-1-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
Gibbs billed from St. Paul (Syracuse Journal).
1928-03-12Young Leonard28-31-8
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWKO28
time: 1:00
1928-02-27Frankie Dugan17-10-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1928-02-22Nelson Barnes0-2-0
Union City, Tennessee, USAWKO3
1928-02-20Grover Mallini11-7-2
Memphis, Tennessee, USALDQ78
1928-02-06Henry Jungle16-8-7
Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1928-01-23Frankie Dugan17-9-2
Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
1928-01-02Jimmy Cox9-12-4
Exact Date Unknown (Observer-Dispatch June 1928).
1927-12-19Basil Galiano46-20-6
Birmingham, Alabama, USAWPTS1010
Exact date unk - source TR02-28
Galiano down in 8th & 10th

1927-12-16Billy McCann25-24-11
Orpheum Theater, Paducah, Kentucky, USAWKO410
referee: Jack Foreman
McCann was down twice in the first, three times in the second, once in the third and twice in the fourth (Paducah Sun).
1927-12-15Jack Hurley1-2-1
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USAWTKO6
Arkansas Ath. Comm. suspends both fighters for 30 days within NBA jurisdiction and ban them from Arkansas for 5 years because of excessive fouling
1927-12-12Jimmy Cox8-11-4
Memphis, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
referee: Billy Haack
1927-12-02Jimmy Griffin0-0-1
Jackson, Tennessee, USAWPTS88
Griffin down in the first and fourth (Observer-Dispatch).
1927-12-01Young George
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USAWKO310
1927-11-25Eddie Foley
Orpheum Theater, Paducah, Kentucky, USAWKO310
time: 1:50 | referee: Jack Foreman
1927-11-21Basil Galiano46-19-5
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
1927-10-28Eddie Burnbrook57-15-4
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Michaels
1927-09-19Andy DiVodi34-1-3
Stadium, Troy, New York, USALTKO510
referee: Jack O'Sullivan | judge: James Purtell | judge: Tom Flynn
Herring not out for round 5. Herring not allowed to continue due to cut on mouth (Observer-Dispatch).
1927-09-07Johnny Willetts16-27-4
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWTKO710
referee: Louis Marks | judge: Jimmy Riccio | judge: Ed Shafer
Herring down nine times (Observer-Dispatch).
1927-08-30Paul Gulotta20-13-3
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joe Morrison | judge: Inspector Tom Long | judge: Joe Riley
Herring was down for a count of nine in the second (Albany Times-Union).
1927-08-16Tony Vaccarelli35-10-3
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe Morrison | judge: James Purtell | judge: F.D. Mannis
1927-08-01Billy Drako47-25-10
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWTKO312
time: 1:42 | referee: Louis Marks
1927-07-26Pete August48-14-7
Utica Stadium, Utica, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Frank Cox | judge: Michael Rogers | judge: F.D. Mannis
1927-07-05Eddie Dempsey21-13-7
Stadium, Troy, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Emmett Ryan
1927-06-20Mickey Cangro6-9-5
Stadium, Troy, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Emmett Ryan | judge: James McCaffrey | judge: Joe Riley
1927-05-05Fast Black9-13-2
Queensbury Club, Glens Falls, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-07Pete August45-12-7
K of C Arena, Glens Falls, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Emmett Ryan | judge: Bill Bryant | judge: Frank Mannis
1927-04-01Tracy Ferguson36-13-7
Van Curler Theatre, Schenectady, New York, USAWTKO710
referee: Frank Cox | judge: Andy Donovan | judge: James McCaffrey
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