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Frank Klaus
Global ID11285
sexmale
birthdate 1887-12-30
death date 1948-02-08 (60)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
country USA
residenceEast Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placeTurtle Creek, Pennsylvania, USA
won 32 (KO 21) + lost 5 (KO 2) + drawn 2 = 39
rounds boxed 284
Newspaper Decisions won 35 : lost 9 : drawn 12
rounds boxed 340
Total Bouts 95 KO% 22.11
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1913-12-23George Chip17-4-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO56
referee: Jack Dillon
This bout should not be considered a middleweight title fight because it was fought at catchweights. Both men weighed close to 160lbs at 3 o'clock. Klaus first goes down in the 5th from a right to the jaw and, after a second knockdown, Referee Dillon stops the fight. Source: New Castle News
1913-10-11George Chip16-4-1
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO66
World Middleweight Title
Klaus was knocked down in the 6th round, but was dazed and the bout was stopped with less than 10 seconds remaining until the final bell. Later, Klaus's manager, George Engel, claimed that Chip weighed 161 1/2 pounds for this fight. (from the Pittsburgh Post.

1913-09-29Eddie McGoorty44-2-9
Southside A.A., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
referee: Harry Stout
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1913-07-01Jimmy Gardner58-7-22
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO312
1913-05-29Jack Dillon44-2-6
Washington Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
referee: Tommy Dillon
Newspaper decision for Dillon from Indianapolis Star and Pittsburgh Gazette Times.
1913-05-24Eddie McGoorty44-1-9
Exposition Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Joe Donnelly
The Pittsburgh Post reported that Klaus was the winner. The Pittsburgh Gazette Times gave Klaus five rounds.
1913-03-05Billy Papke37-7-5
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWDQ1520
World Middleweight Title
1912-09-16Pietro Boine7-0-1
Lyon, Rhône, FranceWKO315
1912-09-09Marcel Moreau21-5-0
Villa des Fleurs, Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, FranceWDQ415
Moreau was disqualified for hitting low.
1912-06-24Georges Carpentier57-8-5
Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, FranceWDQ1920
World Middleweight Title
Klaus defended his claim as World Middleweight champion while Carpentier lost his claim
Klaus was 3 pounds over the limit
Staffordshire Sentinel - Tuesday 25 June 1912

1912-05-03Jack Dillon33-2-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Samuel C. Austin
Newspaper decision for Klaus from NY Times (5-3-2) and NY Sun.
1912-03-23Jack Dillon33-1-5
Coffroth's Arena, Daly City, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Welsh
Klaus defended his claim as World Middleweight champion
. Dillon loses his claim. Both men weighed in at 158lbs.

1912-02-22Sailor Ed Petroskey7-2-10
Auditorium Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Welsh
Klaus claimed World Middleweight title
"The fighters stood in the middle of the ring and exchanged punches round after round, until the audience wondered how either was able to take so much punishment. Klaus was handicapped with a blood poisoned bad hand.'" Boxing, March 9th 1912

1912-01-29George KO Brown2-2-4
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack Dillon
Klaus was a decisive winner according to the Pittsburgh Post.
1912-01-15Jimmy Howard4-2-2
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack Dillon
Results from the Pittsburgh Press. Howard floored in second.
1911-12-06Jack Dillon30-1-5
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper draw from the Pittsburgh Post. Jim Jab of the Pittsburgh Press scored it for Dillon.
1911-10-18Leo Houck19-4-2
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Klaus. The Philadelphia Record also had Klaus as the winner.
1911-10-12Tommy Sullivan23-8-4
Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO212
1911-08-17Cyclone Johnny Thompson37-20-9
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Thompson was claiming the World Middleweight title
"Klaus had the better of every round and won by a wide margin, thereby entitling him to a battle with Billy Papke, middleweight champion of the world." (Daily Northwestern)

1911-07-01Vic Hansen14-0-4
Coalinga, California, USAWKO820
1911-06-15Montana Dan Sullivan3-1-1
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USAWKO320
referee: Eddie Smith
Klaus's California debut. He hit Sullivan low and the latter claimed a foul, which Referee Smith refused to grant.
1911-05-06Bill MacKinnon17-9-8
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
"Frank Klaus of Pittsburg(sic) had Bill McKinnon groggy and holding on during three rounds of a six round bout before the National A.C., but the Smoky City boy could not connect with a vulnerable spot for a knockout. McKinnon was clearly outclassed." Source: Chicago Tribune. Both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphis Item gave Klaus as the newspaper winner.
1911-04-11Jimmy Gardner57-7-22
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Tom Bodkins
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. It was an easy win for Klaus.
1911-03-28Montana Jack Sullivan5-0-3
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWTKO310
referee: Billy Joh
1911-02-14Leo Houck17-3-2
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
Houck down in the third round.
1911-02-07Willie Lewis47-7-4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWTKO610
referee: Billy Joh
1911-01-31Jimmy Gardner57-7-21
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
1911-01-11Billy Berger6-0-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. "Officials at the Northern club today began planning for another bout between Frank Klaus and Billy Berger, who last night put up the best scrap that has been seen in Pittsburgh in a decade. Throughout the six rounds it was a slam bang affair, Klaus forcing the fighting but taking by far the most punishment." (Lincoln Evening News. Jim Jab of The Pittsburgh Press gave Berger a slight shade, though he reported Berger as taking the most punishment, his eye cut and bleeding while Klaus "was not marked to any serious extent".
1910-12-20Hugo Kelly32-9-21
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1910-12-15Jack Abbott3-1-0
Palisades Rink, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
referee: Jack Dillon
Abbott down twice in the fight and seconds tossed up the sponge.
1910-11-29Jimmy Gardner55-7-21
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1212
1910-10-29Leo Houck16-3-2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Houck, and the Philadelphia Record called it a draw.
1910-09-28Frank Mantell22-5-10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Reported by the Pittsburgh Post to be an easy win for Klaus (newspaper decision).
1910-04-12Jimmy Gardner55-6-21
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
Gardner was knocked out in the second round by a blow to the stomach, but a small riot occured, and the referee allowed the men to fight on. Gardner won only two or three rounds. Referee: Flaherty
1910-03-29Frank Mantell22-3-8
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO912
KO in the 7th round?
1910-03-23Stanley Ketchel48-4-4
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
referee: Jack McGuigan
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1910-01-18Jack Twin Sullivan39-13-30
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
The Boston Journal called Klaus an "easy winner", saying he outboxed and outfought Sullivan and giving him 11 of the 12 rounds fought. The Boston Herald gave Klaus every round.
1910-01-07Billy Berger5-0-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Al Martin
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Berger floored twice in 6th.
1909-12-21Porky Dan Flynn9-2-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1909-12-18Joe Thomas17-9-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
The Philadelphia Item considered Thomas to be the winner. The Philadelphia Record considered it to be a draw.
1909-11-27Harry Lewis38-9-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Bout was recorded as even--Philadelphia Record. The Philadelphia Item also called it a draw.
1909-11-11Billy Papke26-3-5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack Dillon
Newspaper draw. (Washington Post) The New York Times reported the same, but the Pittsburgh Post gave it to Klaus, and by a decisive margin. The Philadelphia Item also reported Klaus as the winner. The Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Gazette-Times (using the same written article) had Klaus a clear winner by a margin of 5 rounds to 1.
1909-10-26Jack Rowan9-4-0
Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Rowan was a substitute for Jack Fitzgerald.
1909-09-17Hugh McGann3-5-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ36
referee: Buck Cornelius
Police intervened & stopped the fight. McGann took a trouncing before he resorted to fouling.
1909-06-25Hugo Kelly31-9-21
Bijou Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. This bout was scheduled for the 23rd but was postponed due to Klaus being ill.
1909-05-31Jack Fitzgerald6-3-0
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item favored Klaus. Four other fights were scheduled for this program, but the results were not reported by the Item, as follows: Jack Dugan v. Jim White 6; Jack Curtis v. Kid Ricketts, 6; Cub White v. An unidentified opponent, 6; Jack Rowan v. Joe Phillips, 6.
1909-05-15Harry Mansfield14-7-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ26
Klaus's fight with Mansfield preceded the fight with Smith. Result is from the Philadelphia Item.
1909-05-15Jim Smith3-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
Result from the Philadelphia Item. This fight followed Klaus's meeting with Mansfield, the idea being to give the fans more for their money.
1909-04-24Harry Lewis35-8-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWDQ66
The Philadelphia Item had Lewis ahead when the bout ended because of Lewis's disqualification.
1909-04-05Harry Mansfield14-7-0
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Klaus dominated the fight. Mansfield down in the first round, he barely beat the count. (Boston Globe) Mansfield down in the 1st round. The Philadelphia newspapers gave Klaus the newspaper decision.
1909-03-18Jack Williams21-10-6
Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
referee: Yock Henniger
This was the headline fight on a Pittsburgh v. Philadelphia program.
1909-03-04Cy Flynn26-7-7
Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
referee: Yock Henniger
Reported in the Pittsburgh Post.
1909-02-18Harry Mansfield14-7-0
Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Yock Henniger
Newspaper decision for Klaus from Pittsburgh Gazette Times (based on rounds description it looks as first two rounds even, next two Klaus, last two even or Klaus).
. According to the Pittsburgh Post Klaus won narrowly.

1909-02-11Pat Carney0-0-0
Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
referee: Yock Henniger
1909-02-08Jim Donovan0-4-0
Turner Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Klaus was an easy winner.
1909-01-15Tommy Crawford2-4-1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
This fight lasted just 60 seconds. Crawford was floored twice.
1908-12-23Tommy Lynch1-1-2
Turner Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Klaus was much heavier. The other contests on the program were billed as exhibitions.
1908-12-22Paul Moore16-1-1
Southside Market House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Joe Alton
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post. Klaus gave Moore a bad beating and showed great improvement over his previous fights. Moore floored several times during fight.
1908-11-28Billy Clark1-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Klaus was the knockout winner according to the Philadelphia Item.
1908-11-16Jack Fitzgerald3-1-0
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decisions from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record were in favor of Klaus.
1908-10-30Kid Williams12-12-3
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USAWKO56
The National S.C. promoted at this venue.
1908-10-24Jim Donovan0-3-0
Terminal A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS66
Klaus won the newspaper decision according to various newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-09-25Johnny Carroll4-4-1
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-09-16Jack Robinson9-16-10
Binghamton, New York, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Binghamton Press (Paul Zabala).
1908-09-12Billy Clark1-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of a draw.
1908-09-11Jack Robinson9-16-10
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). Klaus and Robinson did not meet on September 18, as sometimes shown.
1908-09-08Dutch Zimmer2-0-0
Navarre A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO36
From New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-08-26Jim Donovan0-3-0
Navarre A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-05-29Jack Nelson0-2-0
Roman A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1908-05-07Jack Fitzgerald3-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item amd the Philadelphia Record in favor of Frank Klaus.
1908-05-04Cub White12-2-3
West End A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Klaus.
1908-03-28Billy Clark1-1-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of a draw.
1908-03-16Alex Laird0-1-0
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
referee: Will Page
1907-12-10Paul Moore14-1-1
Rankin Athletic Club Rooms, Rankin, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Yock Henniger
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
1907-10-28Dick Givens5-3-1
Rankin, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pittsburgh Post.
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