"Bert" Keyes
(Robert Keyes)

BORN    March 3 1886; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT  5-4
WEIGHT  133 lbs
RACE    White; Irish-American
MANAGER Jim Buckley

Keyes was a scrappy fighter who was muscular and sturdy; He had a fairly good career and got better over the years

During his career, he defeated such men as Tommy Lowe, Clarence Forbes, Frank "Kid" Carsey, Charles Griffin and Kid Sullivan

1904
Feb  2 Frank "Kid" Carsey         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 13 Harry Decker               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 20 Ace of Spades              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 12 Shine Brown                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 26 John Mullin                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 14 Mike Maloney               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 21 Kid Allen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 18 Kid Collins                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Aug 15 Harry Decker               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 22 Patsy Britt                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 25 Patsy Britt                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       -Some sources report 8/26/04
Aug 31 Charles "Kid" Curley       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 30 Phil Griffin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       -Some sources report 9/20/04
Oct 10 Joe Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 20 Kid Stinger                Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Oct 22 Tommy Devlin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 17 Walter Groff               Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Nov 23 Kid Stinger                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 28 Willie Gibbs               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 12 John "Young" Kilpatrick    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 24 Harry Decker               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       Grover Hayes               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       Grover Hayes               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1905
Jan  9 Jack Lansing               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 13 Willie Moody               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  1 Phil Griffin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 13 Jack Lansing               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  8 Frank "Kid" Carsey         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 22 Jack Lansing               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 24 Kid Stinger                Wilmington, De                   ND  6
       Al Carsey                                                   KO  2
       Tommy Stone                                                 ND  3
       Jimmy Connors                                               ND  3
       William "Itsey" Ryan                                        ND  3
Oct 30 Phil Griffin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 20 George Williams            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 24 Young Nitchie              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 27 John "Young" Kilpatrick    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 15 George Hoey                New York, NY                     ND  3
Dec 21 Al Cary                    New York, NY                     ND  3

1906
Jan  1 Joe Wagner                 New York, NY                     ND  3
Jan  8 George Hoey                New York, NY                     ND  3
Jan 11 Mike Egan                  New York, NY                     ND  3
Jan 15 Alex Dunsheath             New York, NY                     ND  3
Jan 18 Jack Durane                New York, NY                     ND  3
Jan 25 Al Cary                    New York, NY                     ND  3
Feb  8 Alex Dunsheath             New York, NY                     ND  3
Feb 13 Chester Goodwin            Thornton, RI                      D 15
Feb 22 Alex Dunsheath             New York, NY                     KO  3
       -Some sources report "ND 3"
Feb 26 Jack Goodman               New York, NY                     ND  3
Feb 28 Howard Smith               New York, NY                     ND  3
Mar  5 Arthur Edmunds             New York, NY                     ND  3
Mar 13 Harry Ferns                New York, NY                     ND  3
Mar 19 Harry Ferns                New York, NY                     ND  3
Mar 24 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy      New York, NY                     ND  3
Apr  3 Clarence Forbes            Tuckahoe, NY                     ND 10
Apr 12 Jack Goodman               New York, NY                     ND  3
May  3 Kid Stinger                New York, NY                     ND  4
May 10 Kid Stinger                New York, NY                     NC  4
       Tommy Lowe                                                   W 15
       Austin Rice                                                 ND  6
       Phil Brock                                                   L  5
Nov 27 Billy Ryan                 Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 10 Johnny Dohan               Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 ND  6

1907
Feb  7 Todo Moran                 New York, NY                     ND  6
Feb 14 Lew Sheppard               New York, NY                     ND  6
       -Some sources report Sheppard fought "Johnny Keyes"
Feb 20 "New York" Jack O'Brien    New York, NY                     ND  6
Mar 14 George Hoey                New York, NY                     ND  6
Mar 25 Tony Bender                New York, NY                     ND  6
Apr  5 Harry Ferns                New York, NY                     ND  6
Apr  8 Willie Moody               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 22 Jimmy Kelly                New York, NY                     ND  3
Apr 29 Frank "Kid" Carsey         New Castle, Pa                   ND 12
May  2 Arthur Edmunds             New York, NY                     ND  6
May 23 John "Rouse" O'Brien       New York, NY                     ND  6
May 30 Clarence Forbes            New York, NY                      W  6
Jun 19 Matty Baldwin              New York, NY                     ND  6
Jun 26 Tony Bender                New York, NY                     ND 10
Jul 25 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy      Brooklyn, NY                     ND  6
Aug  7 Clarence Forbes            Tuckahoe, NY                      W 15
Aug 22 Frank "Kid" Carsey         New Castle, Pa                   ND 12
Aug 25 Billy Ryan                 Scranton, Pa                     KO  6
Aug 28 Johnny Dwyer               New York, NY                     ND 10
Sep  7 Johnny Dohan               Scranton, Pa                     ND  6
Sep 21 Phil Brock                 New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov  1 Johnny Summers             New Haven, Ct                     D 10
Nov  7 Jack Dorman                New York, NY                     ND  6
Nov 14 Johnny Marto               New York, NY                     ND  6
Nov 22 Johnny Dwyer               New York, NY                     ND  6
Nov 27 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy      New York, NY                     ND  6
Dec  5 Matty Baldwin              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND 12
Dec  6 Matty Baldwin              Waterbury, Ct                    ND 12
       -Perhaps, this is the same as the 12/05/07 bout

1908
Jan 14 Packey McFarland           Boston, Ma                        L 12
       -Some sources report "L 13"
Feb  5 Johnny Summers             New York, NY                     ND  6
Feb 19 Johnny Summers             New York, NY                     ND  6
Mar  3 Thomas "Young" Loughrey    New York, NY                     LF  4
Mar 13 Johnny Summers             Schenectady, NY                  ND  6
Apr 13 Leach Cross                New York NY                      ND  6
Apr 24 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Schenectady, NY                  ND  6
May  5 "Fighting" Dick Hyland     New York, NY                     ND  6
Jun 23 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy      Brooklyn, NY                     ND  6
Aug 12 Billy Ryan                 Binghamton, NY                   ND  6
Aug 21 Charles Griffin            New York, NY                     TK  5
       -Some sources report "W 5"
Sep  4 Matty Baldwin              New York, NY                     ND  6
Oct  7 Abe "Kid" Goodman          New York, NY                     ND  6
Oct 30 Charles Griffin            New York, NY                     ND  6
Nov 25 Kid Sullivan               Savannah, Ga                     KO 18
       -Some sources report 11/26/08;
        Some sources report "KO 11"

1909
Feb  3 Kid Sullivan               New York, NY                     ND 10
Mar 15 Johnny Frayne              Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 25 Young Corbett II           New York, NY                     ND 10
Apr 12 Cy Smith                   Schenectady, NY                  ND 10
Apr 23 Young Corbett II           New York, NY                     ND 10
Jul 16 Johnny Marto               New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug  7 Sammy Smith                Saratoga, NY                     ND 10
Nov 16 Matty Baldwin              Schenectady, NY                  ND 10

1910
Aug  8 Cy Smith                   Albany, NY                       ND 10
Sep 19 "Syracuse" Billy Ryan      Syracuse, NY                     ND 10
Sep 26 Kid Sullivan               Albany, NY                       ND 10
Nov 12 Jack Britton               Savannah, Ga                      L 15
Dec  2 Walter Little              Savannah, Ga                      D 10

1911
Jan 11 Harry Ferns                New York, NY                     ND 10
Jan 25 K.O. Brown                 New York, NY                     ND 10
Feb  6 Packey McFarland           Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 17 Pal Moore                  New York, NY                     ND 10
Mar  6 Joe Bedell                 New York, NY                     ND 10
Mar 24 "Young" Sammy Smith        New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun 19 "Fighting" Dick Hyland     New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug 28 Andy Bezenah               Jeffersonville, In                D 10
Oct  3 Tommy Ginty                New York, NY                     ND 10
       -Some sources report 10/04/11
Oct 18 Walter Little              New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov  1 Monte Dale                 New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov 27 K.O. Brown                 New Haven, Ct                    ND 15
       Johnny Dohan                                                ND 10

1912
Jan 15 Leach Cross                New York, NY                     ND 10
Jan 30 Cy Smith                   Rochester, Pa                    ND 10
Feb  7 Joe Sieger                 Atlanta, Ga                       D 10
       Joe "Kid" Kansas                                            ND 10
Nov 27 Harry Trendall             St. Louis, Mo                    ND  8

1913
May 31 Dick Peters                New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun  6 Johnny Harvey              New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec 13 Battling Keats             New York, NY                     ND 10


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

1904
       Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       -Some sources report "Chester, Pa"
       George Williams            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       -Perhaps, this is the same as the 11/20/05 bout

1907
       Johnny Summers                                               L 10
May 26 John "Rouse" O'Brien       New York, NY                     ND  6

1910
Apr 16 Darkey Haley               Paris, Fr                         D 10


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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