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Tommy Burns
Global ID26506
sexmale
birthdate 1922-05-19
death date 2011-02-16 (88)
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach72″   /   183cm
country Australia
residenceGold Coast, Queensland, Australia
birth placeMullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia
birth nameGeoffrey Mostyn Murphy
won 62 (KO 43) + lost 8 (KO 3) + drawn 7 = 77
rounds boxed 505 KO% 55.84
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1954-07-27George Barnes28-7-2
Exhibition Grounds, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaLUD1515
referee: Jack Haines 29-38 | judge: Fred Pilbrow 32½-42½ | judge: Bruce Davidson 28½-46½
Australian welterweight title
Attendance 3500. George Barnes boxed in bare feet as heavy rain before the bout made the ring greasy.
1954-04-28Americo Agostini19-9-4
Newcastle Sports Ground, Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
referee: Eric Cheston
1954-03-17Mickey McDonald42-14-2
Wollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO812
1954-03-12Frank Donnelly12-11-0
Tamworth, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO612
1953-11-30George Barnes26-6-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO1115
referee: Vic Patrick
Australian welterweight title
1953-08-10Pran Mikus16-13-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
referee: Vic Patrick
1953-06-04Harry Hayes35-6-2
Leichhardt Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS1212
referee: Art Mawson
Attendance about 5000.
1953-04-04Harry Hayes35-5-2
Mount Isa, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO812
referee: Eric Boon
Hayes withdrew with an injured hand.
1952-01-21Len Dittmar32-6-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
vacant Australian welterweight title
1951-11-12Don 'Bronco' Johnson11-0-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO512
time: 2:30 | referee: Bill Henneberry
1951-10-02Mickey Tollis46-7-10
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO812
time: 2:12 | referee: Bill Henneberry
Attendance about 12000.
1949-07-11Kevin Delaney19-2-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1515
referee: Joe Wallis
Australian welterweight title
Burns retired after this bout but made a comeback in 1951.Betting was 1/3 Tommy Burns
1948-10-18Mickey Tollis32-4-8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Billy Teale
Australian welterweight title
Attendance more than 12000.
1948-09-20Mickey Tollis32-4-7
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS1212
referee: Billy Teale
1948-05-03Bobby Maloney12-21-9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO312
1948-03-22Benny Evans31-30-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1212
referee: Joe Wallis
1948-03-01Benny Evans31-29-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWDQ612
time: 2:00 | referee: Joe Wallis
Evans was disqualified for butting.
1947-09-22Eddie Marcus35-16-3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO812
1947-03-03O'Neill Bell16-5-4
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO1112
time: 0:12 | referee: Joe Wallis
Attendance: 14,000
1947-02-03Hockey Bennell67-17-9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO415
time: 0:03 | referee: Joe Wallis
vacant Australian welterweight title
Attendance 15000.Thousands more could were turned away.
1947-01-13Ronnie James112-16-5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLDQ412
referee: Joe Wallis
1946-10-11Jackie Daniels23-35-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS1212
referee: Pat Hill
Attendance 5500.Betting was 1/12 Tommy Burns
1946-08-31Clarrie Gordon18-6-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO312
Attendance 11000.
1946-05-25Clarrie Gordon18-5-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
Attendance 13000.
1946-02-02Vic Patrick45-2-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO915
time: 2:00 | referee: Joe Wallis
Australian welterweight title
Attendance: 13,000
1945-12-28Al Moran10-2-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO412
time: 2:12 | referee: Pat Hill
1945-11-03Jimmy Brunt13-14-2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
1945-10-13Vic Caltaux29-23-2
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWPTS1212
1944-12-08Vic Caltaux26-21-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO512
time: 0:59 | referee: Pat Hill
Attendance 5500.
1944-09-16Bill Hebbard26-27-8
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO812
1944-09-02Ron Heron5-3-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO412
1944-08-18Laurie Peterson18-4-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO115
time: 2:57 | referee: Pat Hill
Australia - Queensland State welterweight title
1944-07-14Carl Dell50-15-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO512
time: 1:10 | referee: Pat Hill
Attendance about 6000.
1943-10-29Tommy Hunter54-18-14
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO1012
time: 1:05 | referee: Pat Hill
1943-09-18Terry Reilly34-24-4
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWTKO712
1943-08-27Bobby Rivers54-51-9
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO412
referee: Pat Hill
Attendance about 5000.
1943-02-19Rush Milling22-10-3
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO212
1942-12-18Rush Milling21-9-3
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS1212
referee: Pat Hill
Full house,about 500 turned away.
1942-11-06Jimmy Dundee80-45-7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO112
time: 1:05 | referee: Pat Hill
1942-10-09Ron Warner20-5-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO712
1942-09-18Bill Fadden15-2-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO1212
time: 2:30
1942-08-28Tommy Hunter50-17-12
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS1212
1942-08-07Billy De Belin
Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO512
1942-06-19Jimmy Day91-32-17
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO912
1942-04-24Tommy Johns34-15-4
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO912
referee: Pat Hill
Attendance about 5000.
1942-03-20Archie Rash23-8-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO312
time: 2:05 | referee: Pat Hill
Attendance 4500.
1941-12-12Jimmy Dundee75-38-7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO612
1941-08-22Tommy Hunter47-15-11
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS1212
1941-07-18Jimmy Locke1-0-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO515
Australia - Queensland State welterweight title
1941-06-13Paddy Hooper2-0-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO312
1941-04-18Lyle Law14-3-2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaLTKO1015
referee: Pat Hill
Australia - Queensland State lightweight title
Attendance 5675.
1941-03-24Bob Clapham
Lismore, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO56
1941-02-17Luke Brown11-4-0
Lismore, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO56
1939-07-07Bill O'Brien10-11-4
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS66x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 8 July 1939 P 12
1939-06-23Ron Baker1-14-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO24x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 24 June 1939 P 12
1939-05-19Lyle Law12-2-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS66x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 20 May 1939 P 14
1939-03-31Bud Andrews4-2-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS44x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 1 April 1939 P 12
1939-03-17Jack McCann3-2-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO14x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 18 March 1939 P 12
1939-03-03Sonny (Snowy) Close0-4-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO14x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 4 March 1939 P 12
1939-02-03Ron Baker0-10-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS44x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 4 February 1939 P 12
1939-01-27Bart Craigon2-2-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO24x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail,Brisbane Saturday 28 January 1939 P 12
1939-01-20Jack Conway2-0-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO14x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Saturday 21 January 1939 P 16
1938-09-03Bart Craigon2-1-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO16x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail,Brisbane Monday 5 September 1938 P 9
1938-08-27Ron Baker0-8-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO26x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 29 August 1938 P 12
1938-08-10Eddie Baker2-2-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO24x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Thursday 11 August 1938 P 10
1938-07-30Ron Baker0-6-1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS66x2
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 1 August 1938 P 13
1938-07-19Wally Pepper0-1-2
Casino, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS44
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1938-07-09Len Fogarty
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWKO14x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 11 July 1938 P 12
1938-06-22Lyle Law2-0-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS66x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Thursday 23 June 1938 P 13
1938-06-11Chris Dowling
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO24x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 13 June 1938 P 10
1938-05-21Sonny (Snowy) Close0-2-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS44x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Monday 23 May 1938 P 10
1938-05-02Eddie Baker1-1-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS44x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Tuesday 3 May 1938 P 12
1938-04-27Eddie Baker1-0-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS44x2
referee: Pat Hill
The Courier-Mail ,Brisbane Thursday 28 April 1938 P 14
1937-11-18Wally Pepper0-0-2
Lismore, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS44x2
1937-10-19Wally Pepper0-0-1
Lismore Stadium, Lismore, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS44x2
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