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Sam Bolen
(Sam Bolan; Samuel Baldwin; Caddy Johnson)

BORN   c. 1873; Oswego, New York (was alive in 1946)
HEIGHT 5-7
WEIGHT 125-132 lbs
MANAGER Jack Dougherty

Bolen was a scrappy boxer who fought most of the top men of his weight class during his time; He often fought heavier men as well

Sam defeated such men as George "Elbows" McFadden, Eddie Loeber, Marty McCue, Joe Hopkins, Herman Miller, Loudon Campbell, Kid Thomas, Jack Downey, Walter Burgo and Joe Handler

Undated
       Eddie Sweeney                                               D 10
          -Perhaps, this is the 7/23/95 bout
       Eddie Sweeney                                               W 10
       Manly Coon                                                 KO  2
       Harry Kyle                                                  W 10
       Harry Kyle                                                  W 10
       Dan Murphy                                                 KO  5

1892
Dec  5 Joe Walcott                 New York, NY                    D  4

1893
       Jack Skelly                 New York, NY                    L  6
Aug 10 Barney O'Hara               New York, NY                   KO  2
Aug 22 Charles Barnett             New York, NY                    D  4

1894
Jan 17 George "Elbows" McFadden    New York, NY                   LK  3
Apr 25 John Lee                    New York, NY                   TK  4
Dec  7 George "Elbows" McFadden    New York, NY                    W  4

1895
Jan    Joe Hopkins                 New York, NY                    D  8
Mar  5 Joe Hopkins                 New York, NY                    D  6
Mar  7 George Dixon                New York, NY                   EX  6
          -Dixon was better; Some sources report "L 6"
Mar 26 Eddie Loeber                New York, NY                    W  6
Mar 30 Joe Hopkins                 New York, NY                   LK  2
Apr 29 Tommy Butler                Brooklyn, NY                    D  8
May 18 Joe Hopkins                 Brooklyn, NY                    L  4
          -Some sources report 5/19/95;
          Some sources report "LK 2"
Jun 27 George Dixon                New York, NY                   EX   
Jul 23 Ed Sweeney                  New York, NY                    D  6
Oct 22 -Bolan was scheduled to spar at New York, NY
Oct 25 Eddie Loeber                Brooklyn, NY                    W   
Nov 18 Jack Downey                 Brooklyn, NY                    L  8
Dec 28 Jack Skelly                 Brooklyn, NY                   ND   

1896
Jan  6 Harry Styles                Philadelphia, Pa               ND 10
Jan 17 Eddie Loeber                Brooklyn, NY                    W  6
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Jan 28 Joe Purdy                   Brooklyn, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 30 Young Starlight             New York, NY                    W  4
Feb 29 Frank Bryant                Brooklyn, NY                    W  6
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Feb 29 Kid McPartland              New York, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
          The previous 2 bouts were to be held the same date
Mar 14 Jack Burge                  Brooklyn, NY                    D  6
Mar 17 Jack "Lefty" Kennedy        Brooklyn, NY                    W  8
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Mar 23 Eddie Curry                 Brooklyn, NY                    D  8
          -Some sources "D 6"
Apr  7 Marty McCue                 New York, NY                    W  8
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Apr 11 Harry Styles                New York, NY                    W 10
          -Some sources report "KO 10"
Apr 18 Marty McCue                 New York, NY                    W  8
          -Some sources report 4/17/96
May  4 Adolph "Dolly" Lyons        Brooklyn, NY                    D 12
May 22 Eddie Sweeney               Brooklyn, NY                    D  8
Jul  3 Jack Woods                  Albany, NY                      W 10
Aug 31 Joe Hopkins                 New York, NY                    W  4
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Sep 12 Marty McCue                 New York, NY                    L  6
          -Some sources report "George McFadden"
Sep    -Bolan trained George Dixon at College Point, Long Island
          for his bout vs Tommy White 
Oct 19 Andy Cuneo                  Bronx, NY                       W 10
Oct 20 Con Dugan                   Brooklyn, NY                    W 10
          -Some sources report 10/21/96;
          Some sources call this a "bad decision";
          Some sources report "KO 10"
Nov 27 Larry Burns                 New York, NY                   LT  8
          -Some sources report "LT 4"
Dec 22 Larry Burns                 Troy, NY                        L 10

1897
Jan    Billy Whistler              Brooklyn, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 22 Eddie Hayes                 Brooklyn, NY                   TK  9
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Mar 13 Fred Bryant                 Brooklyn, NY                    W 10
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Mar 23 Marty McCue                 Troy, NY                        D 20
Apr  8 Billy Joh                   New York, NY                   KO 12
Apr 19 Marty McCue                 Waterbury, Ct                   D 15
May 12 Jack Burge                  New York, NY                    W 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Jun  2 Danny McBride                                             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1898
Sep  9 Oscar Gardner               New York, NY                   LK 10

1899
Feb 18 Crocky Boyle                Brooklyn, NY                    D 25
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Mar 16 Crocky Boyle                Brooklyn, NY                    D 10
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Apr 14 Billy Needham               Brooklyn, NY                    D 10
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
May  8 Harry Warren                Athens, Pa                     KO  9
          -Some sources report "KO 8"
Jun  2 Kid Thomas                  Brooklyn, NY                   WF  1
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Jun  5 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette      Wheeling, WV                    D 20
Jul  3 George Dixon                Louisville, Ky                 LK  3
          -Some sources report Featherweight Championship of the World
Jul 28 Ned "Kid" Broad             Brooklyn, NY                    D  6
          -Some sources report "New York, NY";
          Some sources report "D 10"
Sep  1 Herman Miller               Brooklyn, NY                   KO  3
Sep  1 Frank Carroll               Brooklyn, NY                    D  6
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
          Some sources report "New York, NY"
Sep 27 Fred Bryant                 New York, NY                   TK  4
Oct 21 George Jansen               Brooklyn, NY                    D 20
          -Some sources report 10/22/99
Nov  2 Denny Ward                  Brooklyn, NY                    W 12
Nov 29 Kid Thomas                  New York, NY                    W 15
          -Some sources report "Utica, NY"
Dec 21 Jack McClelland             Wheeling, WV                    D 20

1900
Jan  6 Jack Farrell                Brooklyn, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan  6 Harry Murtha                Brooklyn, NY                   KO 10
Jan 27 Jack Smith                  Brooklyn, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  1 Loudon Campbell             Wheeling, WV                   WF  5
Feb 22 Loudon Campbell             Wheeling, WV                   WF 14
          -Some sources report "KO 14"
Mar 11 Jack "Cyclone" Quinn        Brooklyn, NY                   KO  4
          -Some sources report 3/10/00;
          Some sources report "Cyclone Jim Quinn"
Mar 19 Herman "Kid" Stein          Trenton, NJ                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 31 Arthur Jones                Brooklyn, NY                   KO  3
Jun 26 Kid Thomas                  Coney Island, NY                D  6
Jun 30 Frank Bradley               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jul  4 Jack "Cyclone" Quinn        Brooklyn, NY                    W 12
          -Some sources report "W 10" on 7/03/00;
          Some sources report "Cyclone Jim Quinn"
Jul 31 Jack "Cyclone" Quinn        Brooklyn, NY                   KO  2
Aug  7 Jack Downey                 Brooklyn, NY                   KO  7
          -Some sources report "KO 8"

1901
Mar 16 Kid Dooley                  Denver, Co                     KO  2
Mar 22 Rufus "Rufe" Turner         Denver, Co                      D  5
          -Some sources report 3/21/01
          Some sources report "W 6" in Aspen, Co
Apr 12 "Birdlegs" Collins          Denver, Co                      W  5
Apr 19 Alex McDonald               Denver, Co                     TK  1
Apr 26 James "Spider" Kelly        Denver, Co                     LK  2
          -Some sources report "LK 3" at San Francisco, Ca
Jul 12 Walter Burgo                Bridgeport, Ct                 KO  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"

1902
Mar  1 Howard Wilson               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 13 Joe Allen                   Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr  4 Crocky Boyle                Chester, Pa                    ND  6
Apr 10 Herman "Kid" Stein          Chester, Pa                    ND  6
Apr 15 William "Spike" Sullivan    New Britain, Ct                 D 20
May 20 Willie Fitzgerald           New Britain, Ct               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 22 Joe Handler                 New Britain, Ct                KO  6
          -Some sources report "Hartford, Ct";
          Some sources report "KO 5"
Oct 16 Martin Flaherty             New Britain, Ct                 D 20
          -Some sources report 10/15/02
Dec 20 Kid Terrill                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Dec 27 Jack Falvey                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1903
Jan  1 Danny Duane                 Waterbury, Ct                   D 20
          -Some sources report 1/02/03
Jan  3 Kid Williams                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb  5 Herman "Kid" Stein          Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar  4 Jack Waldron                Philadelphia, Pa               EX  4
Mar  9 Jack Falvey                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 31 Herman "Kid" Stein          Lancaster, Pa                  ND 10
Apr 22 Bobby Thompson              Lancaster, Pa                  ND 10
May 14 Charles Mulhall             Lancaster, Pa                  KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Jun 15 Dave Holly                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jun 22 Dave Holly                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Sep 21 Kid Williams                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct  9 Dave Holly                  Lancaster, Pa                  LK  6
          -Some sources report "LK 4"
Oct 12 Jack Falvey                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 19 Jack Sullivan               Lancaster, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 10 Kid Williams                Lancaster, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 22 Henry Senter                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
          -Some sources report "Harry Carter"

1904
Jan  8 Charles "Jack" Blackburn    Baltimore, Md                   D 12
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Feb 29 Harry Lenny                 Chester, Pa                    ND  6
          -Some sources report "Eddie Lenny" on 2/28/04
Mar 28 Ed Smith                    Chester, Pa                    ND  6
Apr 21 Joe Gans                    Baltimore, Md                   L 15
Nov 25 Steve Crosby                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Dec  3 Charles "Jack" Blackburn    Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Dec  5 Ed Smith                    Chester, Pa                    ND  6

1905
Jan  2 Kid Williams                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jan  5 Steve Crosby                Lancaster, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 25 Rufus "Rufe" Turner         Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1906
Jan 30 Dave Holly                  Brooklyn, NY                   ND  3
          -Some sources report "New York, NY";
          Some sources report "ND 6"

1909
Apr  4 Harry Powers                                               ND 10

1910
Jan  7 Young Ketchell              Troy, NY                       KO  5
Feb 21 Harry Powers                Troy, NY                       ND 10
Feb 28 Joe Black                   Troy, NY                        D 10
Dec 27 Joe Palmer                  Albany, NY                     ND 10

1911
Jan  2 Marty O'Brien               Albany, NY                     ND  6
Jan 17 Kid Cummings                Albany, NY                     KO  6


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

1909
       Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)                                    LK  6


*** Much Data Was Provided By Luckett Davis and Bill Schutte ***

*** Some Data Provided By Kevin Smith ***

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