Al Kaufman
Global ID9833
birthdate 1886-01-06
death date 1957-04-07 (71)
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach76″   /   193cm
country USA
residenceSan Francisco, California, USA
birth placeSan Francisco, California, USA
won 21 (KO 17) + lost 7 (KO 6) + drawn 0 = 28
rounds boxed 222
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 44
Total Bouts 34 KO% 50

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1914-07-10Tom McMahon12-4-2
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALKO14
referee: Harry Foley
1913-04-16Al Benedict6-11-0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Young Al Kaufman had served as a sparring partner for Luther McCarthy, who was fighting the main event. (Indianapolis Star) Benedict was a late sub for Boer Rodel who had injured his hand in training. This was a 4-round technical knockout win for Kaufman.
1913-04-11Jack Lester21-8-3
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
referee: Frank Schuler
1912-12-25Kid Kenneth1-2-0
Coalinga, California, USALKO720
referee: Harry Foley
"From the first to the sixth round it was all Kaufman...From the sixth to the finish the battle waged fiercely with Kenneth showing up strong." Medford Mail Tribune "..(In the 18th round)Kenneth landed a terrific right to the chin which almost sent Kaufman through the ropes. He was still out at the count of 10..." [Seattle Star and San Francisco Call both had Kenneth knocking Kaufman out in the 7th.]
1912-10-12Luther McCarty12-0-1
Eighth Street Arena, San Francisco, California, USALTKO220
time: 2:12 | referee: Jim Griffin
"Three times McCarty dropped him with a terrific right to the chin, Kaufman finally landing in a heap in the lap of newspaper men, who shoved him back through the ropes. Police Chief Shea thereupon ordered the fight stopped." (New York Times)"..Kaufman weighed in at 205 and McCarty was 15 pounds heavier.."
1912-06-21Charley Miller15-6-7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
referee: Toby Irwin
1911-12-28Al Palzer5-0-0
National A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO510
referee: Patsy Haley
1911-05-05Fireman Jim Flynn37-12-14
Grand Avenue A.C., Kansas City, Missouri, USALKO1010
Flynn recieved $1,750 and Kaufman $2,250 - Buffalo Times
1910-10-08Tony Ross15-6-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record both had Kaufman the winner.
1910-09-26Al Kubiak14-6-2
Albaugh Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWPTS66
The Washington Times referred to the bout as a "Rank frame-up" with neither man showing any real class.
1910-09-05Bill Lang21-6-1
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Billy Roche
(Chicago Tribune 1/1/1911)According to most published reports, Kaufman had a 20-pound advantage over Lang. Attendance was estimated at between seven and eight thousand. Kaufman took round 1, Lang the next two, then Kaufman took over, capturing the last three in a row. Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave their newspaper decisions to Kaufman.
1910-04-21Philadelphia Jack O'Brien92-7-14
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post, which reported that O'Brien suffered a bad licking.
1910-01-19Philadelphia Jack O'Brien92-7-14
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
O'Brien down in the 4th round. Kaufman gave O'Brien a "fearful beating." Pittsburgh is the correct location of this fight, as reported in both the Pittsburgh Post and the Philadelphia Record.
1909-09-09Jack Johnson36-5-7
Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California, USALNWS1010
referee: Eddie Smith
World Heavyweight Title
"Jack Johnson had no trouble winning a 'newspaper' decision over Al Kaufman this afternoon in ten rounds. There was an agreement that no decision was to be rendered if both were on their feet at the end. Johnson landed almost at will, while Kaufman got in only two effective blows. It appeared as though Johnson could have ended the fight at any time." (Associated Press)

1909-04-13Tony Ross11-6-2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWNWS1010
Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was ringside and laughed at the boxers. Kaufman had been touted as a potential contender for Johnson's title. Tacoma Daily News(New York Times)
1908-12-30Jim Barry12-4-2
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USAWKO3945
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-11-10Terry Mustain4-2-4
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWKO1425
referee: Charles Eyton
1908-10-09Fred Bradley9-7-0
National A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO46
1908-08-25Fireman Jim Flynn34-9-14
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO910
referee: Charles Eyton
Flynn was a sub for Jim Barry in this No Decision bout. The odds were 10 to 6 in Kaufman's favour with almost no Flynn money. Offers of 10 to 8 that Flynn would last the distance found no takers. The Colorado Fireman surprised his detractors by taking the fight to Kaufman and beating him to the punch again and again, in fact, prior to the 8th round, Flynn had the advantage. In the eighth, Kaufman finally cornered Flynn and dropped him with a left and right. Jim beat the count but was floored again just before the bell, only to be knocked out early in the 9th round by a short right to the jaw. Attendance was 4,000.
1908-07-24Battling Johnson7-3-0
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
referee: Charles Eyton
Ref Eyton stopped the fight as Johnson, the giant Russian, was unable to see. Johnson, known for his prodigious strength was a popular local 4-round fighter.
1908-05-12Joe Grim16-19-2
Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, USAWPTS66
referee: Eddie Smith
1907-11-28Jack Twin Sullivan37-8-28
Colma Arena, Colma, California, USAWPTS2525
referee: Billy Roche
1907-10-11Dave Barry6-11-4
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
Seconds tossed in the sponge for Barry. Report from the Philadelphia Item.
1907-08-29Mike Schreck58-8-21
Auditorium Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWKO7
1906-12-21George Gardner44-7-6
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO1420
referee: Tommy Burns
Gardner down once in the 2nd round and three times in the 14th round.
1906-10-31Sam Berger5-1-1
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1020
referee: Jack Welsh
Berger down for 5 count in 2nd round and again briefly in the 9th. Kaufman down twice for 9 counts in round three. Exhausted, Berger was shoved to the mat by Kaufman and his corner threw in the towel.
1906-08-07Fred Bradley1-0-0
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USAWKO515
1906-05-31Jack Twin Sullivan32-6-25
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO14
1906-01-26Dave Barry6-6-3
Pacific A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO14
1905-10-27Philadelphia Jack O'Brien83-5-12
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALKO1720
time: 2:46
1905-09-27Harry Foley7-3-1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO1
time: 1:25
Reported as Pro Debut for Kaufman and all prior bouts as "amateur" i.e. 4-rounders in SF
1905-08-02? Tapero
Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO1
"Announcer Frank Thompson, who growls out his anouncements like a transport giving his departing toot, informed the audience that Al Kaufmann was to take on an unknown for the trophy. They brought the poor mutt in and introduced him as Mr. Tapero from Reno. (...) Kaufmann came up to Sam Berger's standard as an undertaker when he embalmed and planted the sagebrush catastrophe in less time than it takes to drop a half dollar in the cigar machine." (Daily Nevada State Journal)
1905-08-01Joe Black
San Francisco, California, USAWKO1
Exact date unknown.
1905-07-27Charles Hillard
San Francisco, California, USAWKO1


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