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Black Fitzsimmons
(Ulysses Cannon)
("Kid Monday")

BORN January 15 1878; Marion, South Carolina (Fought out of Hartford, Connecticut; Some sources report 1879)
HEIGHT 6-1
WEIGHT 170-180 lbs
Most of what is known about Black Fitzsimmons comes from the records of other fighters

During his career, he was in the ring with such men as Sam Langford, Frank Moran, Bob Armstrong, Jack "Twin" Sullivan, Dick O'Brien and Charles Haghey

A number of men used the moniker "Black Fitzsimmons" at the turn of the century and in the teens;
Hopefully, this record contains bouts only for Ulysses Cannon
1899
          -Black Fitzsimmons began fighting in the South

1900
          -Black Fitzsimmons claimed to have fought 17 bouts in South Carolina

1903
Sep 23 Bob Armstrong              Saunderstown, RI                 LK  1
          -Some sources report 9/22/03;
          Fitzsimmons substituted for Steve O'Donnell
Oct  8 Tom Shaw                   Boston, Ma                       KO  7
          -Some sources report "Allston, Ma"
Oct 29 Dick O'Brien               Boston, Ma                       LK  3
Dec  4 Young Milo (Harry Singer)  Boston, Ma                       LK  2
          -Some sources report "L 2"

1904
Feb 22 Billy Dunning              Portland, Me                     KO  1
Mar 14 George Byers               Portland, Me                     LK  8
Apr 12 Charles Haghey             Boston, Ma                       LT  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3" on 4/11/04 at "Portland, Me"
Apr 18 Snowball                   Haverhill, Ma                    KO  6
          -Some sources report "KO 1" on 3/16/04
May 19 Snowball                   Lawrence, Ma                     KO  2
          -Some sources report "Boston, Ma"
Aug 19 Dave Sawyer                Rockland, Me                      D  4
          -Some sources report 8/18/04
Sep 30 Charles Haghey             Rockland, ME                     LK  4
Dec 22 Dave Sawyer                Portland, Me                      W 10
          -Some sources report "W 15"

1905
Feb 22 Snowball                   Lawrence, Ma                     KO  3
Dec 27 Bob Smith                  Lowell, Ma                        W  6

1906
Jan 29 Charlie Haghey             Webster, Ma                      KO  5
          -Some sources report "KO 4" on 1/31/06
Mar 19 Sam Langford               Webster, Ma                      LT 11
Apr 30 Billy Dinkle               Webster, Ma                       D  4
May 14 Sam Langford               Southbridge, Ma                  EX   
Jun 28 Charles Haghey             Rockland, Me                     KO  5
          -Some sources report 6/28/07

1907
Feb 14 Jack Mahan                 Haverhill, Ma                    WF  2
Mar  7 Dutch Carr                 Haverhill, Ma                    KO  4
Apr 25 Dave Sawyer                Rockland, Me                      L  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Jun  2 Billy Dunning              Bangor, Me                     ND-L  6
          -Some sources report 6/03/07
Jun 14 Bartley Connolly           Bangor, Me                     ND-L  6
          -Some sources report "D 7" on 6/19/07
Jun 21 Dick O'Brien               Lewiston, Me                     KO  2
Jun 28 Charlie Haghey             Rockland, Me                     KO  5
Jul  4 Dave Sawyer                Lewiston, Me                     TK  6
Jul 19 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Bar Harbor, Me                    L  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Aug 24 Dave Sawyer                Waterville, Me                   LK  3
Sep 12 Dave Sawyer                Waterville, Me                   TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"
Sep 16 Jerry Gaines               Gloucester, Me                   KO  5
Oct 16 Jerry Gaines               Gloucester, Me                    W 12
Oct 18 Charles Haghey             Berlin, NH                       NC  4
Nov  1 Jerry Gaines               Waterville, Me                   TK  6
Dec    Fred "Demon" Bartl         Columbia, SC                     KO  2

1908
Feb 10 Sam Langford               Boston, Ma                       LT  4
May 18 Joe Keally                 New Castle, Pa                   WF  2
Dec 14 Frank Moran                Youngstown, Oh                    W  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"

1909
Feb 26 Frank Moran                Pittsburgh, Pa                   LT  6
          -Some sources report "LK 5"

1910
Nov  5 Patsy O'Donnell            Cleveland, Oh                    KO  2

1916
Jan 14 "Battling" Jack Russell    Montgomery, Al                    W  8
Jan 31 "Battling" Jack Russell    Columbus, Ga                      L  8
Mar 10 "Battling" Jack Russell    Columbus, Ga                      L 10

1917
Feb 15 "Battling" Jack Russell    Montgomery, Al                    W 10


*** Most Data Provided By William Schutte ***

*** Some Data Provided By Kevin Smith ***

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