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George Gardner
Global ID10816
sexmale
birthdate 1877-03-17
death date 1954-07-08 (77)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11½″   /   182cm
country Ireland
residenceChicago, Illinois, USA
birth placeLisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland
birth nameGeorge Gardiner
won 44 (KO 31) + lost 11 (KO 6) + drawn 8 = 65
rounds boxed 561
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 1 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 36
Total Bouts 68 KO% 45.59
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1910-09-05John Wille7-9-7
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaDPTS1010
1908-05-18Tony Ross10-4-1
Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USALTKO712
Not a points loss for Gardner as previously displayed here. Source: Boston Globe Now, from the Pittsburgh Post.
1908-01-29Terry Mustain2-2-4
San Diego, California, USALKO8
1907-10-12Terry Mustain2-2-2
San Diego, California, USADPTS2020
1907-04-17Fireman Jim Flynn30-8-13
National Athletic Club, San Diego, California, USALKO1820
referee: Young Jeffries
1906-12-21Al Kaufman8-1-0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO1420
referee: Tommy Burns
Gardner down once in the 2nd round and three times in the 14th round.
1906-04-19Mike Schreck53-8-21
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USANCNC215
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
"Schreck made some pretense of boxing but put little force in his blows. Gardner acted like a man in a trance and made only a few feeble attempts to land a blow. It was the worst exhibition ever held at the club and the spectators hissed and hooted the boxers till they left the ring. Neither boxer will receive any renumeration..." Boston Globe
1906-01-24Jim Jeffords20-15-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Jeffords fell out of the ring and broke his arm in the sixth round. However, according to the Philadelphia Item he had the better of the fight.
1905-06-19Billy Stift33-22-16
Grand Opera House, Ogden, Utah, USAWKO520
referee: James Donaldson
Stift down once in the 1st round, three times in the 3rd, three times in the 4th, and twice in the 5th.
1905-04-17Mike Schreck49-7-20
Salt Lake Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, USALKO2020
time: 2:50 | referee: Willard Bean
1904-09-16Fireman Jim Flynn26-7-8
Denver A.C., Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1010
1904-08-15Jim Jeffords16-11-1
Butte, Montana, USAWKO320
1904-08-05Denis Ike Hayes15-17-5
Anaconda, Montana, USAWPTS44
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1904-07-01John Wille7-3-4
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1904-05-02Jack Root44-2-3
Waverly A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
referee: George Siler
Gardiner down in 2d and 5th and almost out in 6th
1904-02-26Jack Root44-2-2
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1904-02-19Kid Carter38-22-8
Milwaukee Boxing Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD66
1904-02-08Fred Cooley5-1-1
Watita Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
Gardner fought Cooley and Driscoll both from Chicago and gained the decision in both bouts. Cooley met Gardner first and just managed to last the six rounds. Driscoll fared better and for five rounds the bout was even but Gardner won the last round by a wide margin and gained the decision.
1904-02-08Jim Driscoll4-9-6
Watita Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1904-01-05Marvin Hart20-3-0
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
referee: Eugene Buckley
Wednesday, January 6, 1904 Paper: Boston Journal
1903-11-25Bob Fitzsimmons60-5-3
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
World 170lbs Light Heavyweight Title
1903-07-04Jack Root43-1-1
International A.C., Fort Erie, Ontario, CanadaWKO1220
time: 2:20 | referee: Eddie McBride
World Light-Heavyweight Title
1903-05-13Marvin Hart19-2-0
Southern AC, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS1212
referee: Tim Hurst
Billed World & American 170lbs Titles
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1903-04-06Peter Maher124-11-4
Monarch AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO16
Maher was knocked down three times. The Los Angeles Times
1903-02-13Al Weinig22-14-3
Maverick AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO6
referee: Jack Sheehan
Weinig was down three times in the 1st round, twice in the 3rd.
1903-02-09Bob Armstrong14-9-5
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC46
After the fighters had been "fiddling around for four rounds," the referee stopped the fight. "The spectators hissed and hooted the principals for indulging in what had every appearance of being a well arranged fake. Gardner told the crowd that he had done his best, but could not overcome the handicap of Armstrong's greater weight." (Fort Wayne News) This fight was also reported as "no contest" by the Philadelphia Item.
1902-12-29Kid Carter35-17-8
Lyceum A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
referee: Ben Donnelly
1902-12-11Billy Stift31-17-12
Aurora Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD66
1902-10-31Jack Johnson8-3-6
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Jack Kitchen
Gardner was down in the 8th and 14th rounds.
1902-08-18Jack Root40-0-1
Saucer Track, Salt Lake City, Utah, USAWTKO1720
referee: Harry Hynds
Contest billed in the Salt Lake Herald for the Middleweight and Light heavyweight championship of the world. A very close fight right to the end with Root boxing and Gardner slugging mainly to the body. Root later said his left hand was broken in the second round, forcing him to rely more on his right. Root down three times in 17th, the final time from a wild blow to the stomach. Both were warned repeatedly by Referee Hynds for blatant fouls.[Salt Lake Herald] Both entered the ring at close to 160 lbs.-- A wire report by Scripps erroneously reported that Root died following this bout.
1902-04-25Joe Walcott74-9-10
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
1902-01-31Jack Root38-0-1
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALDQ720
1901-12-20Kid Carter30-13-7
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO820
referee: Jim McDonald
Reported that Gardner "secured the World Middleweight Title" with this bout. Los Angeles Times
1901-09-27Joe Walcott69-8-8
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
1901-08-30Kid Carter29-12-7
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1820
referee: Jack Kitchen
Advertised as for World Middleweight Championship
Both fighters well under stipulated 160lbs for this contest.

1901-07-04Jack Moffat22-6-4
San Francisco A.C., San Francisco, California, USAWTKO320
Billed World & American 158lbs Middleweight Titles
Moffatt was knocked down in the first round
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1901-04-08Tim Hurley4-3-4
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWTKO5
1900-09-30Jack Scales6-2-0
London, United KingdomWTKO3
Gilbert Odd's record of Jack Scales has this fight happening on 09-20-1901. Also Odd has this as a loss in 3 on points.
1900-09-10Frank Craig40-17-3
Wonderland, Whitechapel Road, Mile End, London, United KingdomWDQ420x3
Craig was disqualified for throwing Gardiner.
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, September 11, 1900

1900-05-29Kid Carter19-8-4
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ1925
referee: Billy Madden
Carter was disqualified for butting
1900-05-14George Byers13-2-12
Roanoke A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWNWS1515
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."
1900-05-02Charles Goff10-5-1
Utica, New York, USAWTKO7
1900-04-23Wild Bill Hanrahan5-3-0
Casco A.C., Portland, Maine, USAWTKO915
Previously listed as Gardner KO4 Dick Burke, which is incorrect. Source: April 26, 1900 Lowell Sun
1900-04-19Dick Baker3-5-4
Greenwood Park, Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWTKO4
1900-04-17J Fitzpatrick
Portland, Maine, USAWTKO9
1900-03-14Jack Burke1-5-3
Kirtland Club, Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWTKO415
Burke's seconds threw up the sponge to stop the fight.
1900-02-22George Byers13-1-11
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWDQ1415
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".
1900-02-12Jimmy Handler18-8-4
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO325
Fought at 152lbs. A small riot ensued because the crowd thought the KO was "fake." Tacoma Evening News
1900-02-02George Byers12-1-11
Lasters Hall, Lynn, Massachusetts, USADNWS1515
referee: Bill Daly
ND bout. Pre-arranged draw if the bout went the distance. Lowell Sun
1900-01-09Harry Fisher25-7-6
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWTKO12
1899-12-12Jack Moffat19-3-4
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWRTD820
referee: Charlie White
Moffat broke his arm. Fought at 154lbs.
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1899-10-16Jimmy Handler17-7-4
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO1825
1899-08-05Harry Fisher24-6-5
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1720
1899-07-31Dick Sims
Associate Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts, USADPTS715
Previously listed here that Gardner fought Billy Hanrahan to a 6-round draw. Bout slated for 15 rounds with the option of five additional rounds. Gardner dominated the contest and knocked Sims down in the sixth and had him covered in blood in the seventh round. Some spectators shouted, "Stop the contest!" The Sergeant did exactly that and the referee declared the bout a draw because of police interference. Source:Boston Globe
1899-06-07Young Sharkey0-1-0
Nutone A.C., Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWTKO9
Sharkey was down three times in the 9th before the bout was stopped.
1899-05-09John E Butler3-3-3
Nutone A.C., Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWTKO715
referee: Martin Flaherty
(Boston Globe)
1899-03-24Andy Moynahan
Greenwood Park, Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO3
1899-01-20Bob Montgomery1-0-0
Manchester, New Hampshire, USADPTS1010
1898-12-25C.C. Smith39-12-5
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO7
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1898-12-10Professor Evans
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWTKO3
1898-11-20Hugh HJ Colgren0-1-0
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO3
1898-05-20Hugh McWinters1-6-4
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO6
1898-04-27Tom O'Brien0-3-0
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO1
1898-04-10Tom Moore0-1-0
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO4
1898-03-17J Young0-1-0
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO2
1898-03-10J Young
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWKO3
1898-03-07Matt Leary1-1-1
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWPTS44
1897-11-05Hugh HJ Colgren
Gymnasium A.C., Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWPTS44

 
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