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1893
Oct 23 Buck Myers Baltimore, Md ND
Nov 27 William Jones Baltimore, Md TK 6

1894
Feb 12 William Evans Baltimore, Md KO 4
Mar 26 Charles de Haneo Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
De Haneo failed to appear
Apr 19 David Horn Baltimore, Md ND 3
-Police intervened
Apr 25 Harry Brian Baltimore, Md W
May 21 Robert Cook Baltimore, Md ND
Jun 26 Gustav "Buck" Wilkie Baltimore, Md W 4
-Colored Lightweight Championship of Maryland
Jun 27 Paul Johnson Baltimore, Md L 5
-Colored Lightweight Championship of Maryland
Jul 10 Jackson Washington, DC TK 3
-This bout was part of an Inter-City boxing tournament
Dec 17 Travis Brown Baltimore, Md W 6
Dec 21 Frederick Sweigert Baltimore, Md ND 10
Dec 27 John Coates Baltimore, Md W 10
Dec 28 Young Fitzsimmons Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Fitzsimmons failed to appear
Dec 28 Jack McDonald Baltimore, Md TK 8

1895
Jan 1 Frederick Sweigert Baltimore, Md W
Jan 7 Samuel Allen Baltimore, Md KO 3
Jan 7 Bud Brown Baltimore, Md W 10
Jan 11 Arthur Coates Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Coates failed to appear
Jan 11 Paul Johnson Baltimore, Md W 10
Jan 23 David Horn Baltimore, Md D 10
Feb 6 Frederick Sweigert Baltimore, Md W 10
Feb 7 Sam Young Baltimore, Md KO 4
Feb 11 John Coates Baltimore, Md W 11
Mar 4 Max Wirsing Baltimore, Md TK 3
Mar 6 Solomon English Baltimore, Md TK 10
-Police intervened
Mar 18 Howard Wilson Baltimore, Md D 10
Mar 20 Harry Hunt Baltimore, Md TK 4
-Police intervened
Mar 22 Paul Johnson Baltimore, Md W 6
Mar 25 James Henry Oble Baltimore, Md SCH
-Oble was overweight; Gans' manager refused to let them fight
Apr 1 Kentucky Rosebud Baltimore, Md ND 6
Apr 13 John Van Heest Baltimore, Md L 9
Apr 15 Joseph Neal Baltimore, Md D 3
-This was a catch-as-catch-can wrestling match
Apr 18 David Armstrong Baltimore, Md TK 3
Apr 25 Kentucky Rosebud Baltimore, Md TK 8
May 4 George Peabody Baltimore, Md TK 3
May 9 Howard Wilson Baltimore, Md D 6
May 14 George Willis Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 20 Benny Peterson Baltimore, Md KO 17
May 28 Howard Wilson Washington, DC W 10
Jul 15 George Siddons Baltimore, Md D 20
Oct 21 Joe Elliott Baltimore, Md KO 9
Nov 18 Young Griffo Baltimore, Md D 10
Nov 28 George Siddons Baltimore, Md KO 7

1896
Jan 11 Benny Peterson Philadelphia, Pa W 4
Jan 17 Joe Elliott Baltimore, Md KO 7
Feb 22 William "Spike" Sullivan Boston, Ma SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Sullivan was taken sick the day of the fight
Feb 22 Jimmy Kennard Boston, Ma TK 6
Mar 12 Frank Erne New York, NY SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
Gans was several pounds over the agreed weight
Jun 8 Jimmy Watson Paterson, NJ W 10
Jun 29 Tommy Butler Brooklyn, NY W 12
Jul 27 Martin Flaherty Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Flaherty turned up ill
Aug 20 "Professor" Jack Williams Baltimore, Md TK 2
Aug 31 Danny McBride Baltimore, Md D 20
Sep 28 John Ball Philadelphia, Pa KO 3
-Gans was scheduled to meet two men;
The second opponent failed to appear
Oct 6 Dal Hawkins New York, NY L 15
Oct 19 "Professor" Jack Williams Baltimore, Md TK 3
-Police intervened
Nov 12 Jerry Marshall Baltimore, Md W 20
Dec 14 Dal Hawkins San Francisco, Ca SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Hawkins backed out with a back injury
Dec 14 Charles Rochette San Francisco, Ca TK 4

1897
Apr 3 Harry Peterson New York, NY SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
The day before the fight, Peterson was substituted by Howard Wilson
Apr 3 Howard Wilson New York, NY KO 9
Apr 27 William "Spike" Sullivan New York, NY SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled
May 18 Mike Leonard San Francisco, Ca W 20
Aug 24 Jack McCue Baltimore, Md TK 6
Aug 24 John Coates Baltimore, Md TK 5
Aug 24 Jerry Marshall Baltimore, Md TK 8
Aug 24 George Thomas Baltimore, Md TK 3
Aug 24 August Stenzie Baltimore, Md TK 3
-Gans made a wager with his manager,
that he'd stop five opponents in a row
Aug 25 Barney Connors Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 25 James Janey Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 30 Isadore Strauss Baltimore, Md KO 5
Sep 21 Young Griffo Athens, Pa D 15
Sep 27 Bobby Dobbs Brooklyn, NY L 20
Nov 6 "Wilmington" Jack Daly Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Nov 29 Stanton Abbott Baltimore, Md TK 5

1898
Jan 3 Billy Young Baltimore, Md TK 2
-Police intervened
Jan 17 Frank Garrard Cleveland, OH TK 15
Mar 11 Tommy Shortell Baltimore, Md TK 6
Apr 11 Young Starlight Baltimore, Md TK 3
-The men boxed two-minute rounds
Apr 11 Young Smyrna Baltimore, Md TK 3
-Police intervened
Apr 28 Otto Sieloff Chicago, Il SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled
May 11 Steve Crosby Louisville, Ky TK 6
Jun 2 Joe "Kid" Roberson Chicago, Il NC 3
-The lights went out in the building and
the bout had to be called off until next day
Jun 3 Joe "Kid" Roberson Chicago, Il W 6
Jul 1 George "Monk" Brown Baltimore, Md TK 6
Jul 29 James Curran Philadelphia, Pa SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Aug 8 Billy Ernst Brooklyn, NY KO 11
Aug 26 Young Smyrna Baltimore, Md TK 15
Aug 31 Thomas Jackson Easton, Md KO 3
Sep 26 Herman Miller Baltimore, Md W 4
-Gans began a "meet-all-comers tour"
Sep 27 "Buck" Baynor Baltimore, Md TK 3
Sep 27 Joseph Barrett Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Barrett claimed he was in no condition to fight
Sep 27 William Hinton Baltimore, Md TK 1
Sep 27 Joseph Smith Baltimore, Md TK 1
Sep 28 James Martin Baltimore, Md TK 4
Sep 29 Frederick Sweigert Baltimore, Md W 4
Sep 30 William Duke Baltimore, Md W 4
Oct 1 Herman Miller Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 4 William "Kid" McPartland New York, NY W 25
Dec 27 "Wilmington" Jack Daly New York, NY W 25

1899
Jan 13 Young Smyrna Baltimore, Md KO 2
Jan 28 Martin Judge Toronto, Ont, Canada W 20
Feb 6 Billy Ernst Buffalo, NY WF 10
Apr 14 George "Elbows" McFadden New York, NY LK 23
Jul 24 Jack Dobbs Ocean City, Md TK 4
Jul 24 Herman Miller Ocean City, Md EX 2
Jul 28 George "Elbows" McFadden New York, NY D 25
Sep 1 Eugene Bezenah New York, NY TK 10
Sep 15 Martin Judge Baltimore, Md W 12
-Police intervened
Oct 3 Jimmy "Spider" Kelly New York, NY W 25
Oct 7 "Wilmington" Jack Daly Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Oct 11 Martin Judge Baltimore, Ma W 20
Oct 31 George "Elbows" McFadden New York, NY W 25
Nov 24 Steve Crosby Chicago, Il W 6
Dec 11 George "Kid" Ashe Cincinnati, Oh W 15
Dec 22 William "Kid" McPartland Chicago, Il D 6

1900
Feb 4 -At Lakewood, NJ, Gans sparred with James Murray
Feb -At Lakewood, NJ, Gans sparred 8 rounds with George Dixon,
10 rounds with Muldoon's "Pickaninny", 6 rounds with James Murray;
Gans was also scheduled to spar 20 rounds with Jim Corbett
Feb 9 William "Spike" Sullivan New York, NY TK 14
Mar 23 Frank Erne New York, NY LT 12
-Lightweight Championship of the World;
Gans asked to have the bout stopped because of an eye injury
Apr 2 "Chicago" Jack Daly Philadelphia, Pa TK 5
Apr 30 Tom Cleary Philadelphia, Pa SCH
Apr 30 Harry Berger Philadelphia, Pa SCH
-The previous 2 bouts were scheduled but not held;
There was not enough money and Gans refused to fight
May 25 Dal Hawkins New York, NY KO 2
Jun 26 Barney Furey Cincinnati, Oh KO 9
Jul 10 Young Griffo Brooklyn, NY TK 8
Jul 12 Whitey Lester Baltimore, Md KO 4
Aug 31 Dal Hawkins New York, NY KO 3
Sep 7 George "Elbows" McFadden Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Oct 2 George "Elbows" McFadden Denver, Co D 10
Oct 5 Joe Youngs Denver, Co W 10
Oct 11 Alexander Johnson Leadville, Co KO 1
Oct 11 "Birdlegs" Collins Leadville, Co TK 4
Oct 16 Otto Sieloff Denver, Co KO 9
Oct 19 Jimmy "Spider" Kelly Denver, Co TK 9
Nov 16 William "Kid" Parker Denver, Co KO 4
Dec 13 Terry McGovern Chicago, Il LK 2
-This bout was generally considered a fake

1901
Feb 13 "Wilmington" Jack Daly Baltimore, Md WF 5
Apr 1 Martin Flaherty Baltimore, Md TK 4
May 31 Bobby Dobbs Baltimore, Md KO 7
Jul 15 Harry Berger Baltimore, Md ND 6
Jul 15 Jack Donahue Baltimore, Md TK 2
Jul 15 Kid Thomas Baltimore, Md ND 6
Aug 23 Steve Crosby Louisville, Ky D 20
Sep 20 Steve Crosby Baltimore, Md TK 12
-Police intervened
Sep 30 Joe Handler Trenton, NJ TK 1
Oct 4 Dan McConnell Baltimore, Md KO 3
Nov 15 Jack Hanlon Baltimore, Md KO 2
Nov 22 Billy Moore Baltimore, Md KO 3
Dec 13 Bobby Dobbs Baltimore, Md TK 14
Dec 30 Joe Youngs Philadelphia, Pa TK 4

1902
Jan 3 Tommy Broderick Baltimore, Md KO 6
Jan 5 -At Catonsville, Md, Gans sparred 10 rounds with Young Peter Jackson
Jan 6 Eddie Connolly Philadelphia, Pa TK 5
Feb 10 Frank Erne Philadelphia, Pa SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Erne failed to appear
Feb 17 George "Elbows" McFadden Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Mar 7 Jack Ryan Allentown, Pa NC 3
Mar 27 Jack Bennett Baltimore, Md KO 5
May 12 Frank Erne Fort Erie, Ont, Canada KO 1
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Jun 27 George "Elbows" McFadden San Francisco, Ca TK 3
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Jul 24 Rufe Turner Oakland, Ca KO 15
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Sep 17 Gus Gardner Baltimore, Md KO 5
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Sep 22 Jack Bennett Philadelphia, Pa KO 2
Oct 13 William "Kid" McPartland Fort Erie, Ont, Canada KO 5
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Oct 14 Dave Holly Lancaster, Pa ND 10
Nov 14 Charley Seiger Baltimore, Md KO 15
-Lightweight Championship of the World;
Some sources report "KO 14"
Dec 19 Howard Wilson Providence, RI TK 3
Dec 31 Charley Seiger Boston, Ma D 10

1903
Jan 1 Gus Gardner New Britain, Ct WF 11
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Jan 26 Mathewson Toronto, Ont, Canada EX
Jan 27 Art Edmonds Toronto, Ont, Canada EX
Jan 27 Jack Daly Toronto, Ont, Canada EX
Jan 28 O'Donohue Toronto, Ont, Canada EX
Jan 29 Joe O'Neill Toronto, Ont, Canada SCH
-This exhibition bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 30 Jack Tobin Toronto, Ont, Canada SCH
-This exhibition bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 11 Steve Crosby Hot Springs, Ar TK 11
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Mar 23 Jack Bennett Allegheny, Pa KO 5
May 13 Tommy Tracey Portland, Or TK 9
May 29 Willie Fitzgerald San Francisco, Ca KO 10
-This bout was billed for the Lightweight Championship
of the World, but Gans weighed above the stipulated weight
Jul 4 Frank "Buddy" King Butte, Mt KO 5
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Oct 19 Joe Grim Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Oct 20 Eddie Kennedy Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Oct 23 Dave Holly Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Nov 2 Jack Blackburn Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Dec 7 Dave Holly Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Dec 8 Sam Langford Boston, Ma L 15

1904
Jan 12 Willie Fitzgerald Detroit, Mi W 10
-Some sources report this bout as a Lightweight
Championship of the World contest
Jan 19 Clarence Connors Mount Clemens, Mi TK 2
Jan 22 Joe Grim Baltimore, Md W 10
Feb 2 Mike Ward Detroit, Mi TK 10
-Police intervened
Mar 25 Jack Blackburn Baltimore, Md W 15
Mar 28 Gus Gardner Saginaw, Mi W 10
-Some sources report this bout as a Lightweight
Championship of the World contest
Apr 21 Sam Bolen Baltimore, Md W 15
May 18 Willie Fitzgerald Weehawken, NJ SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
The owner of the building refused to allow them to box
May 27 Jewey Cooke Baltimore, Md TK 8
May 31 Charley Mulhall Mauch Chunk, Pa SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
It was said the receipts were not large enough;
The bout was cancelled
Jun 3 Sam Langford Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
Langford couldn't reduce to stipulated 138 pounds
Jun 3 Kid Griffo (Harry Cohen) Baltimore, Md TK 7
Jun 13 Sammy Smith Philadelphia, Pa TK 4
Jun 27 Dave Holly Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Sep 30 Jimmy Gardner San Francisco, Ca SCH
-This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
Several weeks before the fight Gardner claimed he could not train
because of an injury from his last fight
Sep 30 Joe Walcott San Francisco, Ca D 20
-It was announced before the fight that no title would be at stake
Oct 31 Jimmy Britt San Francisco, Ca WF 5
-Lightweight Championship of the World;
Britt gave Gans a terrific beating and knocked him down four times;
The last time, he hit Gans when he was rising and was disqualified

1905
Mar 27 Rufe Turner Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Sep 15 Mike "Twin" Sullivan Baltimore, Md D 15

1906
Jan 19 Mike "Twin" Sullivan San Francisco, Ca KO 15
-Some sources report this bout as a Welterweight
Championship of the World contest
Feb 17 -Gans claimed the fight with Jimmy Britt was a fake,
which was arranged by the managers of the fighters
Mar 17 Mike "Twin" Sullvian Los Angeles, Ca KO 10
May 18 Willie Lewis New York, NY ND 6
Jun 15 Harry Lewis Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Jun 29 Jack Blackburn Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Jul 23 Dave Holly Seattle, Wa W 20
Sep 3 Oscar "Battling" Nelson Goldfield, Nv WF 42
-Lightweight Championship of the World

1907
Jan 1 "Kid Herman" Landfield Tonopah, Nv KO 8
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Sep 9 Jimmy Britt San Francisco, Ca TK 6
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Sep 27 George Memsic (Jimmie Burns) Los Angeles, Ca W 20
-Lightweight Championship of the World

1908
Jan 3 Willie Fitzgerald Baltimore, Md SCH
-Fitzgerald failed to appear
Jan 3 Bob Blackburn Baltimore, Md KO 3
-This bout was part of a benefit of Herman Miller;
Some sources report "Bart Blackburn"
Apr 1 Frank "Spike" Robson Philadelphia, Pa TK 3
May 14 Rudy Unholz San Francisco, Ca TK 11
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Jul 4 Oscar "Battling" Nelson Colma, Ca LK 17
-Lightweight Championship of the World
Sep 9 Oscar "Battling" Nelson Colma, Ca LK 21
-Lightweight Championship of the World

1909
Mar 12 Jabez White New York, NY ND 10


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1891
Dave Armstrong Baltimore, Md KO 12
Arthur Coates Baltimore, Md KO 22
Tommy Harden Baltimore, Md KO 7

1892
George Evans Baltimore, Md KO 3
Dave Armstrong Baltimore, Md KO 3
Jack Daly Pittsburgh, Pa KO 11

1893
Dave Horn Baltimore, Md KO 2
Bud Brown Baltimore, Md KO 10
John Ball Baltimore, Md TK 6

1894
Jack McDonald Newark, NJ TK 7
Dave Horn Baltimore, Md TK 11
John Van Heest Baltimore, Md TK 9

1895
Mar 16 Howard Wilson Washington, DC W 10

1896
Jan 28 Howard Wilson Baltimore, Md TK 8

1898
Jul 26 James Obey Baltimore, Md SCH
-This bout was scheduled but not held;
Police intervened

1906
Oct 25 Mickey Riley Milwaukee, Wi EX 4
George "Kid" Lavigne Detroit, Mi EX 3

1907
Jan 16 George Green Philadelphia, Pa EX 3
-This man was "Young Corbett I"; 2-minute rounds

Record courtesy of Sergei Yurchenko, Boxing Historian