Frank Thorn

60 39 8
12 KOs 18 KOs
Box-pro
division light
status inactive
bouts 110
rounds 1774
KOs 10.91%
career 1902-1930
debut 1902-02-04

ID# 085304
sex male
nationality Australia
height 5′ 2½″   /   159cm
reach 64″   /   163cm
residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
birth place Gawler, South Australia, Australia

Boxing Pro 110 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1930-01-31 Herb Ackworth 28 18 3
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-RTD
45 year old former Australian champ Frank Thorn was taken to a mental institution after this fight where he died a month later.
Brisbane Courier February 1, 1930
1929-12-27 Jerry (Snowy)
Gardiner
20 23 4
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
Brisbane Courier December 28, 1929
1922-10-21 Ern Baxter 19 4 2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-TKO
Police Intervened
Brisbane Courier October 23, 1922
1922-04-17 Andre Dupre 21 19 4
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-KO
The Referee April 26, , 19233
1922-02-03 Louis Garcia 15 18 25
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-KO
1920-09-04 Roy Heywood 1 3 3
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-RTD
Brisbane Courier September 6, 1920
1920-07-31 Silvino Jamito 31 21 25
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-RTD
Brisbane Courier August 2, 1920
1920-06-19 Frank Mancer 9 5 0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
Brisbane Courier June 21, 1920
1920-05-15 Harry Pearson 0 3 0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-DQ
Brisbane Courier May 17, 1920
1920-03-13 Jack Finney 18 6 1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-KO
The Daily Mail March 15, 1920
1920-01-31 Silvino Jamito 29 18 25
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L-KO
Newcastle Morning Herald February 2, 1920
1919-12-20 Jerry Sullivan 10 14 3
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
The Daily Mail December 22, 1919
1917-05-05 Sid Godfrey 8 7 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L-RTD
Referee, Sydney Wednesday 9 May 1917 P 8
1917-04-07 Sid Godfrey 7 7 2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-KO
Brisbane Courier April 9, 1917
1916-12-30 George Newbury 31 13 0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
Brisbane Courier January 1, 1917
1916-10-14 Ned Fitzgerald 7 3 1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-KO
Brisbane Courier October 16, 1916
1916-09-16 Patsy Brannigan 123 32 43
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
Brisbane Courier September 18, 1916
1916-08-19 Jimmy Hill 30 13 5
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-PTS

Brisbane Courier August 21, 1916
1916-07-22 Wave Geikie 14 5 1
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-KO

Brisbane Courier
1916-04-24 Llew Edwards 40 4 2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-KO
Brisbane Courier
1916-03-18 George Taylor 24 13 2
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
The Argus March 20, 1916
1915-11-27 Billy Yates 25 8 2
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
L-TKO
1915-11-20 Jack Humphries 22 12 0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1915-10-16 Jack Clune 18 12 0
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-KO
1915-09-04 George Taylor 20 10 2
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1915-06-19 Hughie Mehegan 59 22 3
West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne
L-TKO
1915-05-08 Herb (Kid) McCoy 41 16 4
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
L-TKO

1915-04-17 Herb (Kid) McCoy 40 16 4
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
L-PTS

1915-02-20 Marcel Denis 26 21 9
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1914-09-19 Fernand Quendreux 14 18 7
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
L-TKO
Thorn injured his left wrist early in the contest. (Brisbane Courier)
1914-08-08 Jimmy Hill 24 6 2
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
D-PTS
1914-07-25 Young Brooks 1 3 1
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
Several sources including the New York Times and Washington Post have this bout belonging to Young Brooks of New York and not Young Joe Brooks as previously shown.
1914-05-30 Young Joe Brooks 77 14 2
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
The verdict was met with a well-sustained demonstration of disapproval." (Brisbane Courier)
1914-05-02 Lee Johnson 19 15 12
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
W-PTS
1914-03-21 Alf Morey 15 10 5
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1914-02-21 Joe Russell 24 8 4
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS

1914-01-01 Joe Russell 24 7 4
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1913-12-20 George Taylor 10 4 2
Baker's Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1913-11-22 Jimmy Hill 21 5 2
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1913-06-28 Harry Thomas 24 12 3
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L-PTS
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 30 June 1913 p 4
1913-06-14 Tommy O'Brien 4 3 0
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
1913-01-25 Charlie Godfrey 9 3 0
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
NC-ND
1913-01-08 Alf Morey 10 5 4
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
D-PTS

1912-10-05 Joe Atcheson debut
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS

Resident title
1912-08-21 Hock Keys 43 17 8
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
Although billed for the Australian Lightweight Title, the legitimate champion, Hughie Mehegan was overseas and the resident champion was Herb McCoy.
1912-08-10 Arthur Douglas 44 15 9
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
D-PTS
ref: G Frost
1912-07-20 Arthur Douglas 44 14 9
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
W-PTS
ref: W Owens
1912-06-21 Jack Read 11 6 1
Newcastle
L-PTS
1912-06-15 Joe Russell 16 2 4
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
L-PTS

1912-06-01 Jack Read 10 6 1
Olympic Stadium, Brisbane
L-PTS
1912-04-30 Jack Read 8 5 1
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
W-PTS
1912-04-10 Frank O'Grady 19 17 6
National Arena, Adelaide
L-PTS
ref: A Boyd
The Advertiser, Adelaide Thursday 11 April 1912 P 12
1912-02-26 Frank O'Grady 19 15 6
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne
W-PTS
1912-01-15 Billy Elliott 16 12 3
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne
W-KO

1911-12-04 Herb (Kid) McCoy 11 5 1
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
L-PTS
1911-11-08 Arthur Douglas 38 10 8
Guildhall, Melbourne
W-PTS
1911-10-20 Charlie Griffin 26 26 8
Guildhall, Melbourne
W-PTS
Referee ordered another round to make a decision
1911-08-11 Jim Armstrong 10 5 1
National Arena, Adelaide
D-PTS
The Advertiser, Adelaide Saturday 12 August 1911 P 16
1911-07-24 Jim Armstrong 10 4 1
Hippodrome, Broken Hill
W-PTS
1911-06-26 Herb (Kid) McCoy 7 5 1
Hippodrome, Broken Hill
L-PTS
ref: E Maloney
Barrier Miner, Broken Hill Tuesday 27 June 1911 P 2
1911-06-12 Billy Elliott 16 9 3
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
W-PTS
1911-05-22 Herb (Kid) McCoy 6 5 1
Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne
L-PTS
1911-04-03 Jim Armstrong 7 3 1
Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill
L-PTS
Barrier Miner, Broken Hill Tuesday 4 April 1911 P 3
1910-12-07 Ray Bronson 43 5 22
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L-TKO
Thorn broke his arm.
1910-09-12 Hughie Mehegan 33 9 1
Cyclorama, Melbourne
L-TKO

1910-07-16 Arthur Douglas 33 6 7
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane
L-PTS
The Brisbane Courier July 18, 1910
1910-07-04 Hughie Mehegan 31 9 1
Cyclorama, Melbourne
L-PTS

1910-05-09 Arthur Douglas 32 5 7
Cyclorama, Melbourne
L-PTS
1910-02-28 Herb (Kid) McCoy 4 1 0
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS
1910-02-09 Dick Cullen 25 14 9
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
W-PTS
1910-02-03 Teddy Green 26 12 4
Darling Point Hotel, Sydney
NC-ND
1909-12-29 Rudy Unholz 46 35 18
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
W-PTS
ref: WJ Kelly

1909-12-06 Tommy Jones 14 7 2
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne
W-PTS

1909-09-22 Arthur Douglas 30 3 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L-PTS

1909-05-26 Arthur Douglas 28 3 6
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L-PTS

1909-05-03 Tommy Jones 12 4 1
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne
L-PTS
1909-04-12 Sid Papworth
Sullivan
16 7 3
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne
W-PTS

1909-03-01 Paddy King 12 4 1
Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne
W-PTS

1908-12-30 Rudy Unholz 40 31 17
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
W-PTS

Sydney Sportsman Wed 6 Jan 1909 Page 6
1908-11-03 Bob Turner 53 20 17
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
D-PTS
Sydney Sportsman Wed 4 Nov 1908 Page 6
1908-10-21 Arthur Douglas 26 3 5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
D-PTS
ref: LH Nathan
"The referee declared the weights as 9.1 and 9.2 but the South African (Douglas) was much taller and looked fully a stone heavier".
Sydney Sportsman Wed 28 Oct 1908 Page 6
1908-09-22 Sid Papworth
Sullivan
15 4 3
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
W-PTS

Sydney Sportsman Wed 23 Sep 1908 Page 6
1908-07-21 Sid Papworth
Sullivan
14 4 2
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
D-PTS

Sydney Sportsman Wed 22 Jul 1908 Page 6
1908-06-01 Hughie Mehegan 22 5 1
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS
1908-04-27 Hock Keys 33 13 8
Great Saucer Track, Melbourne
L-TKO

The Age, Melbourne Tue 28 Apr 1908 Page 8
1908-03-02 Hock Keys 33 12 8
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS

1908-02-10 Hughie Mehegan 22 4 1
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS
1908-02-08 Bull Williams 0 5 0
Cyclorama, Melbourne
NC-ND
1907-12-26 Paddy King 7 4 1
His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
L-KO

1907-10-21 Charlie Griffin 17 4 0
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS
1907-10-14 Hock Keys 31 12 8
Cyclorama, Melbourne
L-PTS

1907-09-30 Hughie Mehegan 22 2 0
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS
Referee order additional 2 round to decide winner
1907-08-12 Tim Hegarty 39 11 12
Wren's Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne
W-PTS
The, Melbourne Tuesday 13 August 1907 p 6
1907-07-22 Billy Cooper 6 5 0
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-KO
1907-06-17 Charlie Griffin 15 2 0
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS
Referee order another 2 rds to make a decision
1907-04-29 Hughie Mehegan 20 1 0
Cyclorama, Melbourne
W-PTS

1907-04-09 Charlie Frost 16 14 4
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
W-KO
1907-02-26 Sid Papworth
Sullivan
6 3 2
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
W-PTS
Sydney Sportsman Wed 27 Feb 1907 Page 6
1907-01-29 Charlie Frost 15 13 4
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
L-RTD
Sydney Sportsman Wed 30 Jan 1907 Page 6
1907-01-15 Charlie Frost 15 12 4
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney
W-DQ

Sydney Sportsman Tue 16 Jan 1907 Page 6
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