"Black Frank" Taylor

WEIGHT 160 lbs

"Black Frank" Taylor was a lanky, long armed middleweight who had a so-so career and picked up money by engaging in bouts as he could

He scored a win Black Pearl (Harris Martin) but mostly achieved "draws" against some top men - Black Pearl, McHenry Johnson, Billy Lynn and George Peters

1884
Nov    Joe Thomas                    Minneapolis, Mn                      D  4

1886
Aug 31 Charles Hadley                St. Paul, Mn                        EX  3
Dec 22 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   St. Paul, Mn                         W 10

1887
Jan 21 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   Minneapolis, Mn                      L 15
Mar  3 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   St. Paul, Mn                         D 15
Mar    McHenry Johnson               St. Paul, Mn                         D  8
          -Johnson was called the "Minneapolis Star"
Mar 11 Andy Goldsmith                St. Paul, Mn                        KO  4
Mar 18 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   St. Paul, Mn                         D 10
Apr  1 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   St. Paul, Mn                         D 12
Apr 23 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   St. Paul, Mn                        EX  3
May  2 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   Minneapolis, Mn                     LK 38
          -Black Pearl claimed the Colored Middleweight Championship 
          of the World; Some sources report 5/03/87
          Some sources report "LK 40";
          Some sources report "St. Paul, Mn"
Jun 17 Billy Hurley                  Fargo, ND                           KO  3
Nov 21 Tom Early                     Ashland, Wi                         KO  1
Dec 10 Black Pearl (Harris Martin)   Ashland, Wi                          D 10
          -Some sources report "D 8"
Dec 16 Bill Alcock                   Ashland, Wi                         EX  3
Dec 17 John P. Donner                Ashland, Wi                         WF 12

1888
Jan    Tom Johnson                   Ashland, Wi                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known 
Jan 27 John W. Curtis                Duluth, Mn                          LK  8
Feb 24 John P. Donner                Duluth, Mn                           D 10
Mar 23 John W. Curtis                Duluth, Mn                           D 16
Apr 14 Billy Lynn                    Tower, Mn                            D 10

1889
Jan 25 Billy Wilson                  Duluth, Mn                           L 12
Feb 19 Paddy Harrington              Eau Claire, Wi                       D 15
Jun    Pat Manning                   Marshfield, Wi                       L   
Nov  4 Minneapolis Jack              Eau Claire, Wi                      KO  3

1890
May  1 Black Diamond (George Peters) Sault Ste. Marie, Mi                 D 12
         -Police intervened

1892
Jul 27 Ned Buchanan                  St. Hilaire, ---, Can               LK 42
Dec 12 Paddy McDonald                Lachine, ---, Can                   KO  3

1893
Aug 22 Jack Conley                   Muncie, In                          LK  1

1894
Mar 14 Joe "Stiff" Dunfee            Syracuse, NY                         L  4
Jun    Big Jack                      near Seneca Falls, NY               LK  6
Oct  2 Mike Murphy (Mike Moran)      Lyons, NY                           KO  8
Dec 14 Champ Kehoe                   Phoenix, Wi                         LF  2

Undated
       Pete Traynor                  Littleton, WV                        L  5


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