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Sailor Burke
Global ID11640
sexmale
birthdate 1885-00-00
death date 1960-00-00 (75)
divisionmiddleweight
aliasCharles Presser
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth nameCharles Presser
won 27 (KO 23) + lost 7 (KO 2) + drawn 0 = 35
rounds boxed 161
Newspaper Decisions won 12 : lost 13 : drawn 4
rounds boxed 206
Total Bouts 64 KO% 35.94
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1912-03-21Bob Moha9-1-3
National S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Moha won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post)
1912-03-11Jim Maher3-8-0
Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO110
referee: Florrie Barnett
Maher was a last-minute substitute for Charley Victor. (NY Sun)
1912-03-05Larry English8-0-1
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Burke easily won the newspaper decision according to more than one source. The New York Sun gave English only the second and seventh rounds.
1912-02-03Tom McMahon8-3-2
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
This was a bitterly-fought battle with McMahon receiving the newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1912-01-09Soldier Delaney2-3-0
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Times
1911-12-16Tom McMahon7-2-2
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Burke was a decisive winner.
1911-12-12Billy Uvick
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO910
1911-12-09Young Herman
Gowanus A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO7
1911-11-21Bill Hurley6-10-2
Royale A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1911-10-23Jumbo Wells4-2-0
Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO210
1911-10-17Soldier Kearns7-0-0
New York, New York, USAWKO2
1911-08-22Billy Papke33-5-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Papke defended his claim as World Middleweight champion
Burke outfought Papke and though he did not show any science he battered him at will. Among those at ringside was the Marquis of Queensbury who was writing a descriptive story for the newspapers. (Indianapolis Star) Newspaper decision from the New York Times, which reported Burke as the winner. This was a promotion of the 20th Century A.C.

1911-06-30Ted Nelson32-14-3
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO310
1911-06-16Jim Maher2-6-0
Twentieth Century A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO110
Maher, billed as the Irish middleweight champion, dislocated his shoulder when he fell after a knockout blow from Burke.
1911-06-05Ted Nelson30-14-3
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USALDQ910
1911-05-08Montana Jack Sullivan5-1-4
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1911-04-21Tom McMahon7-0-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Also incorrectly reported as occurring in New Castle, PA New York Times
1911-04-10Montana Dan Sullivan3-0-1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO910
Exact date in 1911 unknown.
1911-04-05Jim Mitchen1-1-0
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO310
referee: Willie McDonald
Switched from Sailor White to Sailor Burke per the day after New York Times.
1911-03-09Willie Lewis47-8-4
Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
1911-01-24Kid Henry9-2-0
German Hall, Albany, New York, USALKO510
1910-12-02Frank Mantell23-6-10
New Amsterdam Opera House, National S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS10
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This program was promoted by the National S.C.
1910-11-08Bill MacKinnon14-6-6
Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1910-10-21Willie Lewis46-7-4
National S.C., New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1910-06-21Jim Smith5-4-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram (Paul Zabala).
1910-04-04Jack Twin Sullivan39-14-30
Marathon A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS10
New York Times
1910-03-21Tim Sullivan2-2-3
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1909-12-20Sailor Brown0-4-1
Danbury, Connecticut, USAWKO110
Correct Burke and Brown uncertain. Tacoma Daily News
1909-08-31Porky Dan Flynn7-1-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
Flynn was a decisive winner over Burke.
1909-08-13Willie Lewis41-5-2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALKO610
After Lewis was down in 1st and Burke in 2nd, both fighters are down in 3rd from simultanious punches and both were saved by the bell
1909-04-14Bill MacKinnon9-1-2
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALDQ1112
referee: Jack Sheehan
Boston Herald. McKinnon floored in the first and fourth. Burke floored twice in the tenth. In the sixth, Burke sprained three ligaments in his left arm just below the elbow and fought one handedly from that time on. New York Times Bill McKinnon was coming on in the later rounds and had Burke groggy several times until finally Burke landed a hard right very low forcing Sheehan to stop the fight in McKinnon's favour.
1909-03-22Jack Twin Sullivan37-12-29
Marathon A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1909-02-12Jim MacSherry
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO110
1908-11-24Joe Thomas13-6-4
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1908-08-18Billy Papke24-1-4
National A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS66
"Although no verdict could be handed down, Papke's lead at the end was too clear to make any decision necessary." (Decatur Daily Review) Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1908-07-03Tommy Sullivan17-4-4
Roman A.C., New York, New York, USANCNC?6
Bout was scheduled main event of stag at the Roman A.C.
1908-06-30Jim Savage1-1-0
Navarre A.C., Coney Island, New York, USAWTKO36
Referee stopped the fight when it appeared Savage had had enough and wanted to quit.
1908-05-18Fred Bradley8-7-0
Grand Union A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS66
Even fight according to the Boston Globe.
1907-09-12Jack Johnson33-5-7
Smith's Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USALNWS66
referee: Danny Walker
Johnson won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)Burke was knocked down for 9 counts at least once in every round amid cries of fake![According to Bob Edgren]
1907-07-17Jack Robinson8-12-10
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO46
1907-05-28Dave Holly34-5-1
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWTKO312
referee: Charles Maywood
The police intervened after Holly had been floored 3 times in the first, 5 times in the second and 4 times in the third.
1907-04-04Joe Grim16-17-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Bailey
Newspaper decision for Burke from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Record, and Philadelphia Item.
1907-03-17Andy Walsh19-17-11
New York, New York, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1907-02-12Andy Walsh19-16-11
New York, New York, USAWKO33
1907-01-26Jim Jeffords20-15-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Philadelphia Item reported that the much smaller Burke had the better of the fight. "Burke forced the pace from the start and Jeffords was very tired at the end of the sixth round."
1906-11-26Charlie O'Rourke10-4-10
Valley Falls A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO4
1906-09-11Hugo Kelly26-6-16
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USALDQ5
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
Boston Journal.
1906-06-21Joe Grim16-14-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
Burke was an easy win over Grim according to the Philadelphia Item.
1906-05-21Joe Grim16-13-2
Remsen A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO34
Grim was down once in the 2nd round, and seven times in the 3rd. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1906-04-27Cy Flynn23-5-6
Star S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS44
(Philadelphia Inquirer May 13, 1906)
1906-04-21Kid Williams12-8-3
New York, New York, USAWKO1
(Philadelphia Inquirer May 13, 1906)
1906-04-07Kid Williams12-8-3
New York, New York, USAWNWS33
(Philadelphia Inquirer May 13, 1906)
1906-04-06Jim Savage
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO33
After taking a severe beating in round 2, Savage was given a two minute rest and came up for the third round. Burke smashed him all over the ring and the referee stopped the fight.
1906-03-28Peter Maher131-16-4
The Morrisania AC, New York, New York, USAWKO23
Burke put Maher down 4 times in the first round and once in the second.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher

1906-03-05Mickey McDonough
Navarre A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS33
McDonough was knocked down three times, each time the timekeeper ringing the bell to save a KO, so that the bout consisted of only about 5 minutes of actual fighting. (NY Evening World)
1906-01-24Joe Grim16-12-2
Central A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS33
Newspaper decision for Burke from Pawtucket (RI) Evening Times ("Burke did all the work and was entitled to the verdict").
1906-01-12Johnny Carroll1-1-0
Hudson A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS33
"..Carroll took the first round, but Burke evened it up in the next two.." [NY Evening World]
1906-01-10Matty Jacobs
Empire Athletic Club, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO2
1905-12-15Andy Walsh19-16-11
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS33
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item.
1905-12-01Andy Walsh19-16-11
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS33
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid)
1905-10-05Eddie Haney8-1-0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
The Philadelphia Item reported that Burke stopped Haney in round two.
1904-12-23Tommy Connolly0-1-0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Tommy Connolly over Sailor Burke, from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-12-17Fred Vannuch4-10-7
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
Burke scored a quick knockout of Vannuch according to the Philadelphia Item.
1904-12-10Terry Martin10-0-0
Kensington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision was a draw from the Philadelphia Item.

 
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