Joe Fowler

BORN  

Bristol, England (Some sources report Birmingham, England)

DIED   May 17 1892; Long Island, New York (Flatbush Hospital)
WEIGHT 135 lbs

Fowler was quick and possessed boxing science; He came to America in 1880; He engaged in many exhibitions

1878
May    James "Punch" Dowsett      London, England                  EX  
Jul 27 Tom Hawkins                London, England                   D 31

      
   -110 Pound Championship of England;
          
Some sources report 7/29/78
Aug 16 Tom Hawkins                London, England                   D 51
         
-110 Pound Championship of England and Joe Hoiles' Belt;
          
Some sources report 8/12/78
Sep 18 Simon Finighty             London, England                  EX  
Oct 28 "Captain" Baker            London, England                   W  

Nov  7 Jem Laxton                 London, England                  ND  
Nov 25 Jem Laxton                 London, England                  ND  
Nov 27 James "Punch" Dowsett      London, England                  ND  
          -Fowler dislocated an arm and never fully recovered;
          
Afterwards, he fought mostly exhibitions 

1879
Mar 19 J. Pickard                 London, England                  EX  
Apr  1 Tom Hawkins                London, England                  EX  
Apr  9 James "Punch" Dowsett      London, England                  EX  
       Gus Griffiths              in England                        W  

          -Some sources report this bout as a Featherweight
          
Championship of England
contest
Apr 24 "Young" Johnny Walker      London, England                  EX  
Apr 29 Young Pickard              London, England                  EX  
May 26 Young Pickard              London, England                  EX  
Jun  2
-Fowler sparred in London, England
Sep 22 Roberts                    London, England                  EX  
Sep 23 Young Solomon              London, England                  EX  
Sep 24
-Fowler sparred in London, England
Nov 24 Dave "Young" Cable         London, England                  EX  


1880
Jan 13 Tom Hawkins                London, England                  EX  3
Jan 22 Patow                      London, England                  EX  
Feb  2 Tom Hawkins                London, England                  EX  
Feb  3 Young Messenger            London, England                  EX  
Feb 14 H. Goode                   London, England                  EX  
Feb 17 Young Goode                London, England                  EX  
Feb 26 Young                      London, England                  EX  
Mar  2
-Sparring was held at the saloon adjoining Joe Fowler's house,
          Old Cherry Tree, Kingsland Road, London

Mar  3 Tommy Orange               London, England                  EX  
Apr 13 Young Cornish              London, England                  EX  

1881
Jan 31 Young Nottage              London, England                  EX  

1882
Sep 18 Frank "Mouse" Wilson       Birmingham, England             SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1883
Mar 13 Frank "Mouse" Wilson       New York, NY                     EX  
Mar 15 Tom Wilson                 New York, NY                     EX  
Apr 12 Frank "Mouse" Wilson       Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report Long Island City, NY
Jun 24 George Taylor              near Brooklyn, NY                ND  
Oct 15 Jimmy Murray               New York, NY                     EX  3
Oct 15
-Fowler seconded Tommy Barnes vs Tom King in New York, NY       
Oct    Tommy Barnes               New York, NY                     EX  
Nov   
Tommy Barnes               Fishkill, NY                     EX  

1884
Jan 14 Tommy Barnes               Boston, Ma                       EX  
          -Fowler may have sparred Tommy King also
Mar 15 George Taylor              New York, NY                      L  3
Jun 26
George "Monk" Young        New York, NY                     EX  
Jun 30
George "Monk" Young        New York, NY                     EX  
Jul 28 George "Monk" Young        New York, NY                     EX  
Oct  6 George "Monk" Young        New York, NY                     EX  3

1885
Jul 24 -Efforts were being made to arrange a fight between Fowler and Nobby Clark

1886
Apr 10 George "Monk" Young        New York, NY                     EX  3
May  3 Mike Neary                 Brooklyn, NY                     EX  

1887
Mar 30 Mike Coburn                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  
Sep 10
Tommy Barnes               Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
Sep 12 Otto Hornbeck              Brooklyn, NY                     EX    
Dec 10
Tommy Barnes               Long Island, NY                  LK  2
Dec 26
Tommy Barnes               Hoboken, NJ                      EX  

1888
Jan 14 George "Monk" Young        Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Jan 31
George "Monk" Young        Jersey City, NJ                  EX  
Feb 25 Tommy Danforth             Brooklyn, NY                    SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 25 Eugene Hornbacker          Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Mar 19 Jack Dougherty             Brooklyn, NY                     EX  

Apr  3
George "Monk" Young        Brooklyn, NY                     ND  3
Apr 10 Luke Clark                 Brooklyn, NY                     EX  4

1889

Jan    Dan McCoy                  New York, NY                     KO 20
          -This bout was held during Jan-Feb 1889
Feb  2 -Some sources report that Fowler once held
          the title Featherweight Champion of the World

Mar 20 Charley Judge              New York, NY                     EX  
Mar 23
-Fowler seconded Jack Devlin vs. Tom White at Gravesend, NY
May 21 Charley Judge              Brooklyn, NY                     EX  

Jun  5
-Fowler seconded Charley Banks vs. Joe Mitchell at Paterson, NJ
Jun 10 Charley Judge              Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Jun 13 Charley Judge              New York, NY                     EX  
Aug 26 John Banks                 Williamsburg, NY                 ND  
Nov 12 Charley Judge              New York, NY                      D  6

1890
Feb 10 Jack Williams              New York, NY                      D  4

May  5
Jim Collins                Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
Aug 25
John Banks                 Brooklyn, NY                     EX  


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