Fred Fulton

78 16 2
70 KOs 9 KOs
Box-pro
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 99
rounds 381
KOs 70.71%
career 1913-1933
debut 1913-01-01

ID# 010596
birth name Fred Tobias Fulton
sex male
alias The Rochester Plasterer
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 6′ 6″   /   198cm
reach 84½″   /   215cm
residence Rochester, Minnesota, USA
birth place Blue Rapids, Kansas, USA

Boxing Pro 110 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1933-04-21 Louis Kid Fettig 9 9 3
Grand Forks
L-PTS
1930-03-03 Tommy Havel 6 15 2
Rochester
D-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Winona Republican-Herald (wire report)
This bout illegal under MN law at the time, which limited pro boxing to Minneapolis, Duluth, and St. Paul.
1925-12-18 George Godfrey 26 9 1
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis
L-KO
1925-10-09 Sergeant Jack Adams 0 1 0
Scott Field, Belleville
L-KO
1925-09-26 Soldier Lee 0 2 0
American Legion Arena, Wichita Falls
W-KO
1924-11-17 Tony Fuente 31 4 3
Culver City Stadium, Culver City
L-KO
Fulton "took a dive" 35 seconds after the opening bell, it was later determined. The crowd rioted and threw "storms of cushions into the ring." (AP) It was later alleged Fulton had taken an extra $7, 500 to "lie down." His manager admitted to investigating boxing officials that Fulton had warned his friends to refrain from betting on him. Fulton was arrested for violating state law prohibiting prize-fighting; meanwhile authorities searched for Fuente, who dumped manager Winsor. Fulton later proclaimed he was done with boxing, because of this whole mess.
1924-10-04 Martin Burke 36 19 6
Auditorium, Saint Paul
L-NWS
The Squared Circle, Boxing & Wrestling News
1924-04-11 Italian Jack Herman 6 9 0
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis
W-KO
1924-02-15 Joe McCann 4 6 0
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis
W-TKO
1924-01-11 Tiny Jim Herman 28 7 8
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis
W-KO
Herman was down twice in the 1st, but rallied to floor Fulton before the bell. In the 2nd, Herman was floored for the count.
1924-01-01 George Lamson 17 6 4
Armory, Portland
W-KO
1923-11-23 Farmer Lodge 17 18 1
Kenwood Armory, Minneapolis
W-KO
1923-10-01 Jack Renault 31 8 1
Arena, Boston
L-KO
Renault had Fulton down for a short count in round 2.
1923-09-10 Jim Gorman 2 4 1
Park Rapids
D-NWS
Boxing Blade
1923-08-17 Jack Gorman 0 1 1
Park Rapids
D-NWS
Boxing Blade
1923-05-12 Jack Renault 26 7 1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
L-DQ
2:24    ref: Jack O'Sullivan   Patsy Haley   Charles F Mathison
1923-04-23 Floyd Johnson 30 2 8
Jersey City
L-NWS
Popular verdict - a win for Johnson. "Johnson won 10 of the rounds by his ceaseless rushing and hammering, refusing to let up for a minute in his attack and never giving Fulton breathing space." (New York Times)
1922-12-18 Carl Morris 57 21 4
Tulsa
W-TKO
Morris' seconds threw in the towel with Carl on the floor for the third time in the round. New York Times
1922-10-02 Martin Burke 28 14 4
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans
L-PTS
1922-09-04 Willie Meehan 93 33 41
Fort Worth
W-TKO
1922-08-25 Billy Miske 67 12 16
Lexington Park, Saint Paul
L-KO
Gate: $20, 000. Attendence: 7, 500. Fulton down twice, the first time from a right on the jaw after just one minute of milling. When Fulton arose, Miske rushed in and quickly put him down for good with a short left hook. Fulton failed to land a single solid blow.
1922-07-17 Bob Roper 33 25 7
Broad A.C., Newark
W-NWS
Jersey Journal. Fulton floored twice in the ninth round.
1922-05-16 Bob Roper 33 24 6
Stockyards Stadium, Denver
D-PTS
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 1922 Paper: Denver Post (Denver, CO) Page: 20
1922-04-20 Bob Roper 33 23 6
Stockyards Stadium, Denver
W-KO
Also reported as KO5 and scheduled for 12. According to Denver Post, Roper was ahead when he was knocked out of the ring by Fulton in the 5th round. Roper was carried back into the ring where he regained consciousness, whereupon Fulton approached to shake his hand and was met by a flying stool thrown by an angry Bob Roper. Roper announced to the audience that he had been knocked senseless by his fall not by a punch.
1922-04-07 Homer Smith 40 17 7
Grand Rapids
W-TKO
1922-03-14 Jim Holland 4 0 0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia
W-TKO
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1922-01-13 Bartley Madden 28 21 6
Madison Square Garden, New York
D-PTS
"Fulton took a big step backwards on his road to secure another battle with Jack Dempsey Friday night, when he suffered a terrific lacing at the hands of Bartley Madden and was considered lucky by the fans to have the bout called a draw. Madden had Fulton groggy in the last round of their 12 round bout, and the referee's decision was received with disfavor." (Appleton Post Crescent)
1921-11-22 Carl Morris 53 18 4
Winnipeg
W-KO
1921-11-11 Jack Heinen 0 8 0
Rochester
W-KO
1921-06-27 Dan Daly 16 9 2
Star Park, Syracuse
W-KO
1921-05-16 Gabe Gulart 4 9 2
National A.C., Philadelphia
W-KO
From the Philadelphia Inquirer and also the Record. Goulart's name was given incorrectly as "Jack Gourland" and "Jack Gillard".
1921-05-04 Jack Hemple 14 7 2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh
W-KO
1921-05-02 Jack Bell debut
National A.C., Philadelphia
W-TKO
2:50    ref: Lew Bailey
From Philadelphia newspapers.
1921-02-28 Mike Carlson debut
Auditorium, Freeport
W-KO
1921-02-22 Rough House Ware 12 16 4
Allentown
W-KO
1921-02-08 Battling Jim
McCreary
9 6 3
Mechanics Building, Boston
W-KO
1920-12-16 Dick Franklin 2 3 0
Springfield
W-KO
1920-11-15 Harry Williams debut
Winnipeg
W-KO
1920-07-26 Harry Wills 59 6 6
1st Regiment Armory, Newark
L-KO
2:35    ref: Harry Ertle
Wills broke 3 of Fulton's left ribs. The finisher was a short right to the solar plexus that knocked the wind out of Fulton and a right to the jaw that deposited him on his haunches where he took the count.
1920-04-21 Jack Thompson 17 14 4
Arena, Milwaukie
W-TKO
Thompson suffered a broken jaw in the bout
1920-04-07 Gunboat Smith 79 39 11
Arena, Milwaukie
W-KO
Smith down twice in 1st, and again for count in 2nd
1920-03-26 Young Hector 12 9 4
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle
W-KO
1920-03-17 Bartley Madden 24 15 5
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of Fulton; the Inquirer and the Record agreed.
1920-02-10 Porky Dan Flynn 47 32 20
Armory Auditorium, Atlanta
W-KO
Atlanta Constitution, February 11, 1920.
1920-02-03 John Lester Johnson 20 15 5
Mechanics Building, Boston
W-KO
According to the Boston Globe, Fulton used Johnson as a punching bag.
1920-01-21 Tom Cowler 45 25 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia
W-TKO
Result from Philadelphia newspapers.
1920-01-19 Silas Green 11 8 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo
W-TKO
Bout was stopped when it was apparent the smaller Green was being outclassed. Buffalo Courier
1920-01-12 Frank Moran 37 17 5
1st Regiment Armory, Newark
W-NWS
Popular verdict - a win for Fulton. (World Almanac).
1919-11-05 Gustave Marthuin 12 24 5
Brighton
W-KO
1919-10-23 Gordon Coghill 8 4 0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn
W-KO
Western Daily Press - Friday 24 October 1919
1919-10-10 P.O. Matthew Curran 41 30 3
Cosmopolitan Gymnasium, Plymouth
W-RTD
1919-09-02 Arthur Townley 12 1 0
Olympia, Kensington
W-KO
2:25    ref: Joe Palmer
South Wales Argus, 3 September 1919.
1919-02-13 Jim Cameron 13 13 2
Sacramento
W-KO
1919-01-24 Willie Meehan 89 17 39
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-PTS

1918-12-27 Sam Langford 137 24 37
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-PTS
When the fighters appeared in the ring they were greeted with shouts and laughter, the towering figure of Fulton apparently dwarfing the heavier and shorter body of Langford. The bout was part of a card to benefit a children's Christmas fund.
1918-12-20 Edward KO Kruvosky 29 10 9
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco
W-TKO
Bout was stopped by the police
1918-12-13 Dick Russell debut
Bakersfield Stadium, Bakersfield
W-KO
1918-11-16 Willie Meehan 89 16 39
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
W-PTS
Fulton took the last three rounds busting up Meehan's face with his long left. Fulton nearly had Meehan out when the last bell rang. This was Meehan's first loss since beating Jack Dempsey.
1918-07-27 Jack Dempsey 43 3 9
Federal League Baseball Park, Harrison
L-KO
0:23    ref: Johnny Eckhardt
Dempsey rushed Fulton at the bell, got inside, and hammered him with a right under the heart and a left to the belly. Fulton floundered and Dempsey stepped back, then hooked a left to the giant's head and a terrific right to the point of the chin. The big man tottered and fell sideways to the floor of the ring, his head resting on his right arm, which pinned down the lower rope of the three which encircled the ring. He tried to push himself up, but collapsed and had to be dragged back to his corner.
1918-03-11 Tom Cowler 40 16 2
Coliseum, Saint Louis
W-KO
It was a slam-bang fight with Cowler hurting Fulton in the first round and again in the second before getting dropped by Fulton. The next two rounds went to Cowler for his aggression. In the fifth, Cowler rushed and caught a left hook on the jaw that put him down for an eight count. On the big Englishman rising, Fulton dropped him again for a full count.Comment based on report in the Calgary Herald
1918-03-01 Jim Harper 0 3 0
Chattanooga
W-KO
Harper of Kansas City was knocked through the ropes by a right uppercut to the chin and was unconcious for several minutes.Lethbridge Herald wire report
1918-02-25 Frank Moran 33 15 5
Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans
W-TKO
Moran was badly cut over the eye in the first round, and by the third round was unable to see properly. After several uppercuts landed on Moran's chin, Fulton hung a big right on the chin and put the Pittsburgh Dentist down for the count. Upon hearing that Fulton had KO'd Moran, Willard reportedly agreed to meet him with the title on the line.
1918-02-11 Tom McMahon 39 33 11
Denver
W-TKO
The referee stopped the bout with McMahon hanging on the ropes. New York Times
1918-01-18 Billy Miske 36 6 11
Auditorium, Saint Paul
D-NWS
"Fred Fulton and Billy Miske fought ten rounds to what the newspaper men claim was a draw in their bout here Friday night. Miske led the fighting in the majority of the rounds, getting inside Fulton's guard many times. Fulton, however, evened matters up with body blows which counted." Star Tribune claimed slight win for Fulton.(Capital Times)Gate: $18, 000. Attendance: 8, 000.
1918-01-10 Texas Tate 12 4 5
Joplin
W-KO
1918-01-04 Jack Coleman 0 0 1
Auditorium Theater, Hot Springs
NC-ND
One of two bouts Fulton had on the same day.
1918-01-04 Marshall Claiborne 3 3 1
Auditorium Theater, Hot Springs
NC-ND
One of two bouts Fulton had on the same day.
1917-12-25 Texas Tate 11 4 5
Army A.C., Little Rock
L-DQ
Fulton floored Tate while coming out of a clinch. Club officials ruled the blow had been foul, but the referee warned Fulton and allowed the bout to continue. Near the end of the round, Tate was punched through the ropes into the crowd. Fulton was annouced victor and then later last knockdown was ruled a foul and subsequently disqualified Fulton. New York Times One wire service report said Fulton had thrown Tate through the ropes following a clinch.
1917-12-10 Porky Dan Flynn 46 27 20
Columbus
W-KO
2:18    
The knockout came from a short left hook to the jaw.
1917-11-27 Gunboat Smith 74 27 8
Arcadia Rink, Minneapolis
W-TKO
In the 4th round, Fulton hammered Smith against the ropes and a turnbuckle snapped, collapsing the ropes encircling the ring. It took some five minutes for repairs to be made. By the 7th, Smith was staggering around blindly when his corner threw in the sponge.
1917-10-19 Bob Devere 25 14 3
Auditorium, Milwaukee
W-TKO
A left to the jaw and right to the stomach ended the bout. Fulton later said he would've knocked out Devere sooner, but he was forced to wear "huge" 8-oz "pillow" gloves because the club could not find 6-oz gloves that fit his hands.
Commission held a hearing Nov 12 to decide if Devere took a dive.
1917-09-03 Carl Morris 44 9 3
League Park, Canton
W-DQ
The bout was ended after Morris had fouled Fulton so often that Referee Hinkel was obliged to disqualify the Oklahoman. The contest was to have decided which of the two was the better qualified to meet Jess Willard in a heavyweight title match. Newspapers reported that Morris "violated every rule of boxing and of good sportsmanship." Once in the fifth and again in the sixth, Fulton wanted to stop fighting because of Morris' constant butting and the ref's seeming indifference to it. At one point, Fulton started to leave the ring but was stopped by Harry Wills who was working his corner.
1917-07-09 Jack Moran 5 8 3
Federal League Park, Saint Louis
W-KO
1917-07-05 Porky Dan Flynn 46 26 20
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn
W-KO
1917-06-26 Charley Weinert 37 7 4
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo
W-DQ
1:15    ref: Joe Suttner
The first round was even with both men taking considerable punishment. In the second, "...Weinert, repeatedly cautioned by the referee, continued to hit low, apparently intentionally..."
1917-06-19 Sam Langford 126 19 34
Armory A.A., Boston
W-TKO
Langford down in 2nd round from a Fulton left. Langford's eyes were closed tight at end of round 6 and was not able to answer for 7th round. Langford was cut badly and was hospitalized. Later saying that he thought Fulton would be the next Heavyweight Champion.
1917-04-04 Carl Morris 41 8 2
Manhattan A.C., New York
L-DQ
According to Mike Collins and many others, this was a fixed fight on behalf of Morris' handlers, allowing Morris to foul without penalty from referee Brown, and if in trouble by Fulton, to disqualify Fulton for foul tactics. However, according to more than one wire report, Morris had the better of the battle, especially the infighting, going into the fifth round, and had to be carried back to his corner after the low blow was struck.
1917-02-12 Charley Weinert 36 6 4
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-KO
2:12    ref: William Brown
Ref Bill Brown called a halt after a few left hooks and hard right hands had Weinert staggering. Fulton had not extended himself in giving Weinert a beating in the first round.
1917-01-09 Tom Cowler 35 9 1
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn
W-KO
2:42    ref: Johnny Haukop
Fulton was able to land a left to the head and dropped Cowler early on, then a series of left hooks that hurt a dazed Cowler before another dropped him to his haunches where he was counted out. Cowler had managed to land several blows on Fulton's head and body but they had no effect.
1916-10-26 Andre Anderson 11 4 1
Eau Claire
W-KO
Often recorded as occurring Oct. 27. Sixty seconds in, Fulton put Anderson through the ropes with a left and right. When Anderson climbed back in, Fulton laid him out for the count with a terrific right to the chin.
1916-09-08 Porky Dan Flynn 46 24 20
Auditorium, Saint Paul
W-NWS
Fulton "decisively defeated" Flynn. (Bismarck Daily Tribune)
1916-04-28 Al Reich 19 7 1
Manhattan Opera House, New York
W-TKO
1916-03-17 Fireman Jim Flynn 68 32 23
Auditorium, Milwaukee
W-KO
1916-01-28 Porky Dan Flynn 45 20 19
Tommy Burns Arena, New Orleans
W-PTS
a story went round that after the fight, Flynn attacked Burns on the street for his decision and Tommy knocked him out.
1915-11-17 Andre Anderson 3 1 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee
W-KO
1915-11-05 Terry Kellar 17 23 10
Duluth
W-TKO
Leader-Telegram
1915-10-28 Arthur Pelkey 25 18 4
Armory B, Oshkosh
W-TKO
Pelkey was knocked down an astonishing 12 times in the 5th round before the fight was stopped.
1915-10-01 Tim Logan 9 11 1
Eau Claire
W-KO
1915-08-27 Arthur Pelkey 25 17 4
Eau Claire
W-NWS
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press. Pelkey was floored four times in the fourth round, twice for a count of nine.Edmonton Bulletin
1915-08-06 Billy Clark 5 10 7
Orpheum Theater, Duluth
W-TKO
Duluth News-Tribune.
1915-06-04 Frank Farmer 13 1 8
Unique Theater, Eau Claire
W-TKO
1915-04-29 Jack Moran 1 2 1
Sparta
W-KO
1915-02-15 Stanley Klosky 1 2 1
Hudson
W-KO
1915-02-02 Ben Tremble 9 9 7
Arena, Hudson
W-TKO
1914-10-09 Carl Morris 26 6 2
Arena, Hudson
L-KO
Pioneer Press
1914-10-01 Young Al Ross debut
Fairview
W-PTS
From a 1916 report in the Lethbridge Herald. Ross, then known as "Young Al".
1914-05-22 Al Palzer 9 7 0
Arena, Hudson
L-KO
"Fulton was giving Palzer a horrible beating until Palzer connected with a lucky right hand in the 4th that put Fulton down and out."--St. Paul Pioneer Press
1914-05-07 Mike Getteson 0 1 0
Sparta
W-KO
1914-04-23 Ray Carciofini debut
Hudson
L-DQ
1914-04-03 Carl Morris 23 6 2
Hudson
L-DQ
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