Fred Bogan

BORN   c. 1870; San Francisco, California (Fought out of San Rafael, California)
WEIGHT  115 lbs

Bogan was a highly intelligent fighter who possessed fast hands and was scrappy, quick and game; He was Bantamweight Champion of the Pacific Coast during his career

He defeated such men as Dal Hawkins, John Joel, Kid Ryan, Spider Gallagher, Reddy Brennan and Tom Cooney

May 12 Dal Hawkins                San Jose, Ca                      D 14

Sep  5 William "Reddy" Brennan    Port Arthur, Tx                  KO 19

Aug 30 Young Edmonds                                               EX  4
Sep 24 J. Gallagher                                                EX  4
Sep 28 Joe Hesketh                                                 EX  4
Sep 30 Dan Soto                                                    EX  4
Oct 14 Edwards                                                     EX  3
Oct 16 Frank McGrath                                               EX  3
Nov 14 William Donegan            San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
Nov 22 Pete Shea                                                   EX  4
Nov 26 Charles Bogan                                               EX  3
Nov 30 H. Mullen                                                   EX  3
Dec 29 William Zanders                                             EX  3

Jan 22 Frank McGrath                                                D  4
Feb 17 Charles Rochette                                             L 10
Mar 16 Morris Gallaher                                             EX  4
Jun  3 Dal Hawkins                near San Francisco, Ca           ND 73
          -This bout was stopped due to darkness;
           Reports vary - 1889 - 6/04/90
           Reports vary - "D 70" - "D 75" 
Jun  4 Dal Hawkins                near San Francisco, Ca           KO 16
          -Some sources report "KO 15" on 6/05/90;
           Some sources report 1889;
           This bout was held in a farm yard 15 miles 
           from San Francisco

Sep 25 Kid Ryan                   Tacoma, Wa                       TK  9
          -Some sources report 9/23/91
Oct 26 Spider Gallagher           Portland, Or                     KO 13

1891-1892 (Before Feb 14 1892)
       Careek                     Portland, Or                      W   

Jan 29 John Joel                  Portland, Or                     KO 11
          -Bantamweight Championship of the Pacific Coast
Mar 19 Fred Butler                Los Angeles, Ca                  ND  4
          -Some sources report "NC 4"

Mar  3 Jack Golden                Hot Springs, Ar                  KO  5
          -Bogan claimed to be the Lightweight Champion of the Pacific Slope
Sep    George McKenzie            Ogden, Ut                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 26 Charles Bogan                                               EX  4

Oct 18 Sam Maxwell                San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known 

Mar  4 Jack Fraser                                                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Fraser would not fight for the money offered
Jul  1 Dan Burns                  Santa Monica, Ca                  W   
Sep 26 Jack Fraser                Los Angeles, Ca                   D 15
Oct 17 Jack Fraser                Los Angeles, Ca                   D 15
Dec 26 Jack Fraser                Los Angeles, Ca                  NC 18
          -This bout was declared a "No Contest" because it
          was felt the men were "faking"; It was set for
          15 rounds but three extra rounds were fought;
          Some sources report 12/27/95

May 25 Harry Jones                Los Angeles, Ca                  LK  2

Jan 31 Jimmy Barry                Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
May 23 Oscar Gardner              Wheeling, WV                     LK 12
          -Some sources report 5/25/98
Aug 25 -There was talk of a fight between Bogan and Frankie McHugh in Fort Wayne, In
Oct  6 Jimmy Barry                Lexington, Ky                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 15 -There was still talk of a fight between Bogan and Frankie McHugh

Mar 20 Oscar Gardner              Hot Springs, Ar                  LK  5
Sep 22 Young Sharkey              Little Rock, Ar                   L  6

       Harry Fails                                                 LK  2
Jan 15 Jack Grace                 Memphis, Tn                       W 10
          -Bogan lasted and claimed the win
Feb 27 Tom Cooney                 Memphis, Tn                      KO 19
          -Some sources report "W 19";
           Some sources report "W 10";
           Police intervened

         -By this date, Bogan had moved to Everett, Washington,
          where he opened three steam baths, was the proprietor
          of the Colby Hotel and also promoted boxing for a time

Dec 15 -Bogan refereed the Travie Davis-Harold "Young" Coggins
          bout at Everett, Wa

         -Bogan wrote a series of articles for the TRIBUNE during
          this year, reminiscing about his former days in boxing
          and of some of the greats he had known personally

Feb 15 -Bogan seconded Travie Davis vs Leo Crevier at Everett, Wa

         -By late 1916, Bogan had moved back to the San Francisco
          area where he opened a popular training facility; He began
          managing Frankie Burns at that time

*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

      John Joel                   Portland, Or                     KO   

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte, Chuck Johnston and Ric Kilmer ***

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