Fred Morris
("Muldoon's Cyclone")

BORN    June 17 1872; King George County, Virginia
HEIGHT  5-10
WEIGHT  147-167 lbs
MANAGER...  Bill Muldoon

Morris was quick, tough and scrappy; He possessed long arms and was a hard hitter; He claimed that he fought and defeated Frank Craig five times during his career

Among those he defeated during his career were Jack Slavin,  Jack Baty, Jersey Gordon, Jim Burge, Bill Dunn, Dick Baker, Charley Strong, Dick Moore, Frank Purcell, and Edward "Starlight" Rollins

1888
          -Morris began boxing in Philadelphia, Pa

1888-1891
          -Morris joined the Muldoon Combination and met all-comers
       Jess Moulton                                                 W   
          -Moulton was known as the "Black Pearl of Philadelphia"
       Jess Moulton                                                 W   
       Jess Moulton                                                 W   

1891
       Ed Binney                                                   NC  2
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "TK 2"
Jul 20 Albert Dison                Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
       "Professor" Green                                            W  3
       "Harlem" Jack Smith                                          W  2
       Jack Houghey                                                TK  2
       Jerry Slattery                                               W  2
       Charles Holcomb                                              W  4
       Ed Berret                                                    W  4
       Jack Bailey                                                 KO  4
       Alec Sairo                                                  KO 20
       Alec Sairo                                                   W  4
       C.A.C. Smith                                                EX  6
       Matt Florida                                                 W  3

1892
Jun 29 Cuban Wonder (Frank McLean) Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul  4 Jack Slavin                 New York, NY                     W  4
          -Some sources report "Bill Slavin"
Aug 15 Cuban Wonder (Frank McLean) New York, NY                     D  4
Oct 15 Ed Binney                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Oct 22 Joe Walcott                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Nov  5 Steve Moore                 Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Nov  7 Joe Walcott                 Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled to be held during the 
          week of Nov 7 1892; The outcome is not known
Nov 28 Montana Kid (Don Egan)      Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Nov 30 Fred Woods                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  3
          -Police intervened due to the disorderly crowd
Dec  3 Fred Woods                  Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 14 Billy Yeager                Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
          -Yeager denied he fought this bout

1893
Jan 26 Jack Baty                   Buffalo, NY                     KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
Feb 11 Fred Woods                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Feb 18 Paddy Gorman                Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 25 Jim Sculley                 Philadelphia, Pa                TK  1
Mar 25 Ed Geither                  Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
          -Geither was called the "Black Detective"
Mar 29 Ed Geither                  Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
          -This was a second fight between Morris and Geither
Apr 15 Arthur Walker               Philadelphia, Pa                KO  4
May 24 Jersey Gordon               Philadelphia, Pa                TK  2
May 27 Fred Woods                  Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
May 27 Frank Craig                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Jul 18 Maffitt Flaherty            New York, NY                    ND  3
          -Police intervened
Aug 29 Billy Hennessey             Brooklyn, NY                     D  6
Sep  4 Isaac "Ike" O'Neil Weir     Brooklyn, NY                    EX  6
Sep 25 Bill Dunn                   Coney Island, NY               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Sep 25 Jim Burge                   Coney Island, NY                 W 10
Nov 29 Joe Ellingsworth            Long Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1894
Mar 16 Frank Craig                 Long Island, NY                 LT 19
          -This was a "private" fight;
          Some sources report "LK 18"
Jul 30 Ben Allen                   near Washington, DC              W  4
Aug 20 Lawrence White              near Washington, DC             KO  3
          -Some sources report this bout held 4/30/94
Oct 29 Bill Dunn                   near Washington, DC             KO 13
          -Some sources report "Baltimore, Md"
Nov 17 Alec Laird                  Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  1 Alec Laird                  Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 26 Billy Hennessey             Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1895
Jan 10 Jack McDonough              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Jan 18 Jack McDonough              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Feb  9 George Gannon               New York, NY                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 12 Paddy Burke                 New York, NY                    KO  1
Mar 21 Pepper Griffin              Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 30 Dick Baker                  New York, NY                     W  6
Apr  9 Charles Strong              New York, NY                     W  6
Apr 24 Billy Payne                 Baltimore, Md                    L   
May 14 Dick Moore                  Boston, Ma                      TK 11
Sep  4 Billy Payne                 Baltimore, Md                   LK  5
Sep 25 James E. Gross              Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Gross did not show
Sep 25 Jack Jones                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Sep 28 Jersey Gordon               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Oct  9 Fred Woods                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4

1896
Jan 21 Walter Johnson              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Apr  9 Charles Strong              Maspeth, NY                     LT  1
          -Some sources report this bout held 4/13/96
Apr 25 Henry Baker                 New York, NY                    LK  2
Aug    Tommy West                  New York, NY                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 31 Bob Armstrong               New York, NY                    EX  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Sep  3 Jack Bonner                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
          -Some sources report 10/03/96
Oct 10 Jack Bonner                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Dec 23 Frank Purcell               New York, NY                    KO  2

1897
Jan  4 Lon Beckwith                Buffalo, NY                     LT  2
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "D 2"
Jan  8 Nick Burley                 New York, NY                    KO  1
          -Some sources report "LK 1"
Feb 22 Dido Plumb                  London, Eng                      D  3
Apr 26 Dido Plumb                  London, Eng                      L 10
May    Walter Johnson              London, Eng                      D  4
Sep 27 Freeman Mitchell            London, Eng                     KO  1
Nov 11 Starlight (Edward Rollins)  London, Eng                     KO 10
          -Some sources report "KO 20" on 11/09/97

1899
       Bobby Dobbs' Picaninny      Philadelphia, Pa                 L   
Aug 25 Dan Creedon                 Brooklyn, NY                    LT  6
Sep 30 Geoff Thorn                 Brooklyn, NY                    LT  2
Oct    Bobby Dobbs                 Philadelphia, Pa                 L   
Nov 13 Charlie Goff                Troy, NY                        LK  3
Dec  5 Charles Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 16 Charles Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1900
Jun 23 John Wille                  Chicago, Il                      L  6

1903
Jul  2 Deafy Thompson              Salt Lake City, Ut               D   


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

1893
May 27 Frank Craig                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4

1894
Mar 10 Frank Craig                 New York, NY                     L  4

1897
Nov  9 Young Starlight             London, Eng                     KO   
       Jeffreys Horne              London, Eng                      L   
          -This man is likely "Geoff Thorn"

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