Billy Ernst
(the "Fighting Dutchman")

BORN     September 10 1871; Williamsburg, Brooklyn,
New York
HEIGHT   5-7
WEIGHT   132-140 lbs
MANAGERS Dan Gallagher, Williams

 

Ernst was a rushing, slugging, two-fisted scrapper who came to fight

During his career, he defeated such men as Mike Leonard, Walter Campbell, Billy Vernon, Arthur Valentine, Stanton Abbott, Joe Flaherty, Eddie Connelly, Paddy Fenton, Owen Ziegler, Jerome Quigley, George Reynolds, Kid Carter, and Hugh McWinters

Undated
       Jack McAuliffe                                                EX   
          -Ernst knocked McAuliffe down
       George Siddons             Buffalo, NY                         W   
       George Siddons             Buffalo, NY                         D   
       Mike Hughes                Brooklyn, NY                        W  6
          -This bout was held prior to 6/17/93;
           Some sources report "W 10"

1891
Jan 25 Ben Kelly                  Brooklyn, NY                       KO  8
Feb  7 Billy Myers                                                    W  4

1892
Jan 23 G. Kallenback              New York, NY                        W  2
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Apr 21 Mike Leonard               Brooklyn, NY                        W  3
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Jun 25 J. Drehan                  Brooklyn, NY                        W  3
Jul  3 John Young                 Rockaway, NY                        W  2
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Oct 21 Mike Dempsey               Williamsburg, NY                   KO  2
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Oct 24 Mike Leonard               Brooklyn, NY                       TK  6
Dec    Mike Hughes                New York, NY                        W  9 

1893
Jan 16 Walter Campbell            Brooklyn, NY                       TK  2
Jan 28 Billy Wood                 Brooklyn, NY                        W  3
          -This bout may have been on another date;
           See the date of the following bout
Jan 28 Jack Reagan                Philadelphia, Pa                   NC  4
Feb  1 Mike Ryan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  3
Feb  4 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Feb 27 Jerry Murphy               Williamsburg, NY                   KO  3
Feb 28 Tommy Tripler              Williamsburg, NY                   KO  3
Mar  1 Walter Campbell            Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  1 Jack Gulon                 Williamsburg, NY                    W  4
Mar  2 Jimmy Maloney              Williamsburg, NY                    W  4
Mar  3 Mike Dunn                  Williamsburg, NY                   KO  3
Jun 22 Billy Vernon               Coney Island, NY                   KO  8
          -Reports vary - "KO 9" - "LK 7"
Oct  9 Horace Leeds               Coney Island, NY                   LK  8
Oct 25 -Ernst was reported to have lost a "private" fight 
           with Nick Rother (of Ridgewood), who was heavier;
           The men had been drinking

1894
Jan 29 Billy Vernon               Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Police intervened and prevented the bout
          Some sources report "New York, NY";
          Some sources report "Long Island, NY"
Mar 17 Billy Vernon               Brooklyn, NY                       ND  4
          -Police intervened;
          Some sources report "New York, NY";
          Reports vary - "NC 4" - "W 4"
Apr  7 Owen Ziegler               New York, NY                        L  6
Jul 15 -Ernst was challenged by Tommy White to a bout
Jul 19 Hite Peckham               Alexandria, Va                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Oct 15 Jim Holmes                 Coney Island, NY                   TK  4
          -Some sources report "TK 5"
Nov 26 Jim Fox                    Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  4
       Ben Kelly                  Brooklyn, NY                        W 10
       Billy Meyers               Brooklyn, NY                        W 10
       Billy Meyers               Brooklyn, NY                       KO  3
       Fred Weise                 Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
       A. Kellenback              Brooklyn, NY                       KO  6
       A. Kellenbeck              Brooklyn, NY                       KO  3
       Lemonds                    Brooklyn, NY                       KO  3
       Lew Feger                  Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
Dec    Billy Vernon               Coney Island, NY                   KO   

1895
Jan 28 Chris Freeman              Brooklyn, NY                        W  4
Apr  6 Mike Harris                Brooklyn, NY                        D  8 
May 18 George Reynolds            Brooklyn, NY                        D  8
       J.J. O'Brien               Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
       Jack Woods                 Brooklyn, NY                       KO  3
       Mike Leonard               Brooklyn, NY                        W  3
       Mike Leonard               Brooklyn, NY                       TK 10
Oct 12 Arthur Valentine           Maspeth, NY                        TK  5
Oct 25 Jerome Quigley             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Nov 11 Dan McConnell              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 11/14/95
Nov 26 Dan Keefe                  South Norwalk, Ct                   D  4
Dec  7 Tommy Barnett              Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
          -Some sources report "LK 2" vs. Jerry Barnett at New York, NY
Dec 16 Stanton Abbott             Paterson, NJ                        W  8
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Dec 19 Jimmy Handler              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1896
Jan 21 Joe Flaherty               Lynn, Ma                           KO 10
          -Some sources report "KO 9"
Feb 21 Walter Campbell            Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
Feb 27 Jerome Quigley             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  4 Billy Vernon               Brooklyn, NY                       KO  8
Apr 23 Eddie Connolly             Lynn, Ma                           TK  9
May  3 Horace Leeds               Brooklyn, NY                        L  8
May 29 Paddy Fenton               Woburn, Ma                          W 15
          -Some sources report 5/30/96
Jun  6 Young Griffo               Brooklyn, NY                        D 12
Jul  4 Joe Burke                  Brooklyn, NY                       KO  4
Jul 18 Young Griffo               Buffalo, NY                         D 12 
Aug 30 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Brooklyn, NY                        W  4
Oct 30 Leslie Pearce              New York, NY                       TK  5
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Nov 20 Stanton Abbott             Brooklyn, NY                       KO  4
Dec  1 Jack Everhardt             Albany, NY                         LK 20
Dec  7 Owen Ziegler               Brooklyn, NY                        W 20
Dec 18 Jerome Quigley             Brooklyn, NY                       KO 15
Dec 29 Billy Vernon               Brooklyn, NY                        D  4

1897
Jan 15 Jack Everhardt             Brooklyn, NY                       LK 12
          -Some sources report 1/16/97
Feb 27 Jerome Quigley             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  5 Jack Collier               Brooklyn, NY                        KO  4
Apr  3 Mike Harris                Brooklyn, NY                       TK  2
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
May 30 Mike Harris                Brooklyn, NY                       KO  4
Jun 28 Jack Mulligan              Brooklyn, NY                       KO  4
Nov 24 "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Brooklyn, NY                       LK 19
Nov 25 Jack Gallagher             Bridgeport, Ct                     KO  3 
Dec 20 Jack Bennett               Athens, Pa                         LT 13

1898
Jul 11 Owen Ziegler               Coney Island, NY                   LF 17
          -Some sources report "Rochester, NY"
Jul 20 Jack Gallagher             Brooklyn, NY                       KO  6
Aug  8 Joe Gans                   Brooklyn, NY                       LT 11
Sep  3 George Reynolds            Brooklyn, NY                       KO  4
Sep 15 Bobby Dobbs                Brooklyn, NY                       LT 19
          -Some sources report an "L 9" verdict

1899
Feb  6 Joe Gans                   Buffalo, NY                        LF 10
Feb 11 Kid Carter                 Brooklyn, NY                       WF  5
          -Some sources report "TK 5"
Mar  4 Billy Anderson             Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
Apr  8 Tim Kearns                 Brooklyn, NY                       LT  8
Aug 14 Hugh McWinters             New York, NY                       KO  3
          -This bout looked like a "fake"
Aug 28 Jim Anderson               Brooklyn, NY                       TK  3
Sep 23 William "Spike" Sullivan   Brooklyn, NY                       LK  2
Nov 11 Tim Kearns                 Brooklyn, NY                       LK  6
Dec  2 Patsy Sweeney              Brooklyn, NY                        L 20
          -Some sources report "LT 4"

1900
Jan  8 Jack Collier               Brooklyn, NY                       LK 10
Mar 17 Jack Collier               Brooklyn, NY                       LT 11
May 22 William "Kid" McPartland   Coney Island, NY                   LT  6
Jun  2 Jack Ryan                  Brooklyn, NY                        L 15


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