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Arthur O. Upham

BORN July 29 1864; Londonderry, Nova Scotia, Canada (Fought out of Norwich, Connecticut some)
HEIGHT 5-8 3/4
WEIGHT 150-158 lbs

Upham worked as an iron-roller; He was the middleweight champion of the South during the late 1880s and early 1890s

Upham had a good reputation as a fighter but data is rare; If anyone comes across information, please contact Tracy Callis

       Jim Cross                    Boston, Ma                       KO  3
       Jim Lannon                   Boston, Ma                        W  3
          -Some sources report "Joe Lannon";
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul  5 an unknown                   Moncton, NB, Canada              KO  1
Jul 26 Bud Wilkins                  Moncton, NB, Canada              KO  2

Feb 25 Jack Magee                   Natick, Ma                       EX  4
May 18 Dick Guthrie                 Boston, Ma                        W  6
          -Upham knocked Guthrie down three times;
           Some sources report "KO 6"

Apr  9 Jimmy Nelson                 Andover, Ma                      KO 16
          -Some sources report "Reading, Ma" or "Reading, Pa" in 1886
Dec 19 Morris Lane                  Providence, RI                   TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 6" 

Feb 12 Tom McCarthy                 Providence, RI                    D 11
          -McCarthy was better but the men divided the prize money;
           Apparently, the result was either a draw or no winner
Aug 20 Bob Bell                     Gloversville, NY                 KO  2
Sep 20 Frank Bosworth               Northville, NY                   KO 10
Dec  4 John Savoy                   Boston, Ma                       KO  1
Dec  7 Ike Williams                 New Haven, Ct                     W  4
Dec 24 Jack Ashton                  New London, Ct                    D  4

Jul 28 Bob Fitzsimmons              New Orleans, La                  LK  5
          -Some sources report "LK 9" on 6/28/90
Sep  8 Tom Casey                    New Orleans, La                  KO  4
Nov    Paul J. Pitzlin              Galveston, Tx                    LK 10

Jan  2 Paul J. Pitzlin              Galveston, Tx                    TK 23
          -Some sources report 1/03/91
Apr 15 Herman Bernau                Galveston, Tx                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug    Paddy Gorman                 San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Mar  2 Charlie Mitchell             New Orleans, La                  LT  3
          -Reports vary - "EX3" - "L 3" - "L 4" - "L 6"
Apr  9 Bill Johnson                 Jimtown, Co                       D 25
Aug  6 Billy Groves                 Pueblo, Co                        W  6
          -According to the conditions of the fight,
           Upham lasted and was named the winner

*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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