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Frankie Callahan
Global ID11887
sexmale
birthdate 1895-02-10
death date 1927-09-05 (32)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
aliasSamuel Holtzman
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
won 31 (KO 25) + lost 10 (KO 4) + drawn 3 = 45
rounds boxed 292
Newspaper Decisions won 73 : lost 36 : drawn 21
rounds boxed 1188
Total Bouts 175 KO% 14.29
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1922-12-07Henry Mick13-0-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1922-05-20Joe Mendell15-9-1
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1922-03-11Sailor Friedman11-3-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO78
From the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid).
1921-05-24Johnny McCann1-1-0
Bangor, Maine, USAWKO212
1920-09-18Lew Tendler20-1-0
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USALTKO512
1920-02-16Harry Lortz3-4-0
Suffolk A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO210
Reported as a technical knockout in the Boston Globe, not as a disqualification, as has been suggested.
1920-01-15Eddie Morgan0-6-1
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWKO212
1918-12-10Lew Tendler10-0-0
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO912
Callahan broke his wrist. This was a poor fight according to the Boston Globe.
1918-11-02Lew Tendler10-0-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Tendler won the "newspaper decision." This bout was on the first fight card held at the National Athletic Club after many weeks of being closed because of the Spanish Influenza ban, which had closed many public facilities throughout North America. The pandemic Spanish Flu had been responsible for the deaths of countless millions of people throughout the world at this time.
1918-10-29Johnny Dundee37-3-11
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1918-08-23Dick McFadden
Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from New York City area newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1918-07-16Phil Bloom8-5-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Callahan from Philadelphia Public Ledger (searched by Paul Zabala), Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert W. Maxwell (Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger and The Evening Telegraph), AP.
1918-07-06Lew Tendler10-0-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1918-05-30Vic Moran5-9-5
Armory, Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWTKO68
From the Jersey Journal (Herb Goldman).
1918-05-29Vic Moran5-8-5
Open-Air Arena, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWTKO68
1918-05-06George KO Chaney60-7-3
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Public Ledger reported the fight to be a draw. The Philadelphia Record favored Callahan.
1918-04-16Vincent Pokorni3-0-0
Cleveland Theatre (Moose Club), Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1010
Pokorni won the newspaper decision. (Newark Advocate)
1918-03-16Young Joe Borrell4-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Callahan from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala), and from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-03-11Young Terry McGovern6-2-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Callahan from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala), also the Philadelphia Record.
1918-03-04Willie Ritchie3-0-0
Majestic Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
referee: Buck Kelly
Newspaper decision from the Chicago Tribune and Wilkes-Barre Times Leader.
1918-02-09Young Terry McGovern6-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Callahan from the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid). Three other scheduled six-round bouts on this program were (results not known): Joe Wright v. Danny Buck; Young Sharkey v. Johnny O'Meara; Mike Howell v. Johnny Byron.
1918-01-21Lew Tendler5-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Tendler from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and the Philadelphia Record.
1918-01-01Eddie Wagond7-0-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and from the Philadelphia Record, both of which favored Callahan.
1917-12-17Willie Jackson12-2-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record. The Philadelphia Public Ledger called it a draw.
1917-12-03Harry Tracey3-5-1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
This fight was over in 18 seconds.
1917-10-31Harry Condon19-9-2
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.
1917-10-22Babe Picato17-4-8
Flower City A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Rochester Times-Democrat (Paul Zabala).
1917-10-18Rocky Kansas25-3-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADNWS1010
Buffalo Times
1917-10-15Harry Donahue6-3-1
Flower City A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWKO110
1917-10-01Pete Hartley15-4-4
Flower City A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Rochester Times-Democrat (Paul Zabala).
1917-09-22Harry Condon18-9-2
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-09-21Young Goldie6-1-0
Power Auditorium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Goldie took a drubbing.
1917-08-31Young Rector8-5-1
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-08-27Young George Erne3-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Courier
1917-08-18Shamus O'Brien5-5-0
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-07-24Paddy Burns4-12-0
Harlem S.C., Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-07-10Jimmy Hanlon31-11-9
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1917-06-26Chick Simler3-4-0
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1917-06-12Johnny Dundee28-3-6
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
The promoter was the Armory A.A., but the venue was the Arena.
1917-05-31Johnny Harvey13-7-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Illustrated Boxing Record
1917-04-21Philadelphia Pal Moore20-8-4
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-04-16Young Tommy O'Toole17-1-0
Majestic Theatre, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record and Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader.
1917-03-29Charley White61-8-3
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-02-28Jimmy Hanlon30-10-9
Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWTKO1920
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
1917-02-20Johnny Dundee24-3-6
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Jack Kincaid found that two Brooklyn newspapers favored Callahan and two called it a draw.
1917-02-01Benny Leonard28-4-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
According to Jack Kincaid, two Brooklyn newspapers (Standard Union, Daily Times favored Callahan. Newspaper decision for Leonard from Brooklyn Citizen (searched by Jack Kincaid), Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Bob Edgren (NY Evening World), NY Sun, NY Evening Telegram, NY Tribune, NY Times, NY Herald, NY Call, Alexander Walters (NY Age), H.C. Hamilton (UP) ("by lambasting Frankie Callahan in a 10-round bout"), INS ("scored a decisive victory").
1917-01-17Eddie Smith16-2-2
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1917-01-13Harry Pierce16-2-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-01-08Young Joe Rivers3-2-0
Westfield, Massachusetts, USALTKO510
1916-12-21Harry Pierce16-2-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USADNWS1010
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported a close win for Callahan, while other New York City newspapers reported a draw (Jack Kincaid).
1916-12-07Chick Simler3-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Callahan from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). A draw from NY Herald.
1916-10-24Matty McCue21-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-09-04Frank Whitney21-11-7
Armory Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
referee: Fuzzy Woodruff
1916-08-29Harry Carlson11-1-2
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1916-08-25Ad Wolgast58-10-11
Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Callhan won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post)
1916-07-18Vic Moran5-5-3
Harlem-Rockaway S.C., Queens, New York, USALNWS1010
Moran was reported as an upset winner by some New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported the bout a draw.
1916-04-03Johnny Harvey11-6-0
Olympic Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USAWNWS1212
"In almost every round Callahan had the better of the going, due to the fact that he carried the battle and beat Harvey to the punch." (Newark Advocate) This fight does belong to Frankie Callahan of New York, not Frankie Callahan of Columbus.
1916-02-14Benny Palmer5-8-2
Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1916-02-04Rocky Kansas23-2-1
Garden Theater, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1916-01-14Ralph Gruman13-3-2
Grand Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah, USAWRTD710
Gruman quits with a broken jaw
1915-10-23Eddie Moy16-5-6
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Reported as a draw in the New York Times, but the New York City newspapers generally gave it to Callahan (Jack Kincaid).
1915-10-16Mike Smith
Queensboro A.C., Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the New York Times, and from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-10-12Gilbert Gallant20-10-18
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1915-09-30Kid Black1-2-0
Wheelmen Gymnasium, Newburgh, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Newburgh Daily Journal
1915-09-23Joe Azevedo21-12-10
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-08-24Gilbert Gallant20-8-18
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1915-06-29Tommy Hopkins2-5-1
135th Street A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Reported as a draw in the New York Times, but generally in New York City newspapers as a win for Callahan (Jack Kincaid).
1915-06-22Jack Read32-17-5
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO58
1915-06-14Harlem Eddie Kelly4-3-3
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-05-18Benny Leonard17-4-0
135th Street A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Leonard won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times, and other New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-05-10Johnny Dundee17-1-6
Joe Levy's Open Air Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALNWS1010
referee: Lou Bauman
Cincinnati Enquirer.
1915-04-20Charley Barry2-2-0
German Hall, Albany, New York, USANCNC510
1915-04-10Willie Brown2-0-0
Federal A.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1915-03-30Johnny Dundee17-1-6
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
Dundee won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne News)
1915-03-16Johnny Dundee17-0-6
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALNWS1010
(New York Times)
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