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Larry Becker

BORN October 17 1874; New York, New York
(Fought out of Bayonne, New Jersey)
WEIGHT 125-135 lbs
MANAGER Jack Smith

Becker was a tough fighter with a punch; Along about 1897, he was being promoted as the "coming champion" but ran into difficulties that side-tracked him in the form of Frank Erne, Joe Hopkins and Jack Downey

       Mike O'Brien                                                KO  4
       Dave Ryan                                                   KO  3

Jan  6 Jack Jager                  Bayonne, NJ                     KO  2
       Mike O'Brien                                                 W  6
       Harry Fox                                                    W  8
       Patty Doyle                                                  W  6
       George Grant                                                ND  2
          -Police intervened

       George Grant                                                KO  3
       George Demetrick                                            KO  3
       Arthur Dumphy                                               KO  1

Dec 31 Gus Turner                  New York, NY                    KO  2

Feb  1 Joe Craig                   New York, NY                    KO  1
Mar  1 Mike Strephon               New York, NY                    KO  2
Mar 17 Joe Craig                   New York, NY                    KO  4
Apr 10 Hugh O'Neil                 New York, NY                    TK  4
       -Some sources report "KO 3"
Apr 19 Hugh O'Neil                 New York, NY                    KO  4
May 13 Owen Farley                 New York, NY                    KO  5
Jun  2 Tommy Shortell              Brooklyn, NY                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Shortell met Danny "McBride"
Jun  4 Tommy Shortell              New York, NY                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Becker met "Eddie Hayes"
Jun  4 Eddie Hayes                 New York, NY                     W 10
Jun 12 Jack Burge                  New York, NY                    TK  3
Jul 12 Mike McManus                Long Island, NY                 KO  7
Jul 20 Larry Burns                 Troy, NY                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 16 Jack Downey                 Brooklyn, NY                     D  8
          -Police intervened and stopped the bout; Becker was better
Aug 19 Bob Gormley                 Albany, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Gormley did not show
Sep 13 Frank Erne                  Buffalo, NY                     LK  5
Oct 11 "New York" Jack O'Brien     New York, NY                    ND  4
Nov  8 Joe Hopkins                 Buffalo, NY                      L 20
Nov 27 Jack Delaney                New York, NY                     D 15 
Dec  9 Max Roth                    Waterbury, Ct                   KO  7
Dec 18 Jack Downey                 New York, NY                    LT 16

May 16 George "Elbows" McFadden    New York, NY                     D  8
Jun 27 Jack Delaney                Brooklyn, NY                    WF 10
Jul 21 Jim McKeever                Troy, NY                         W 10
          -Some sources report 7/23/1898
Aug 27 Walter Burgo                Brooklyn, NY                     D 20
Oct  4 Larry Burns                 Troy, NY                        LT 11
          -Some sources report "LT 12"
Dec 5 George "Elbows" McFadden     Paterson, NJ                    LT 17

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte and Douglas Cavanaugh ***

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