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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Joe Bowers

BORN   Early sources report that he fought out of London, England and San Francisco, Ca
DIED August 19 1897; Uklah, California
WEIGHT 155-165 lbs
Jan 27 Joseph Connelly            San Francisco, Ca                KO  9
Jul 24 Tom Meadows                San Francisco, Ca                 L 10
Jul 28 Jim Corbett                San Francisco, Ca                EX  4
          -Corbett was better ("L 4")

Jan 10 -Bowers seconded Billy Mahan vs George Mulholland in San Francisco, Ca
Feb  1 Frank Allen                San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
          -Some sources read like the bout was held on 2/9/1889
Apr 17 Jack McAuley               San Francisco, Ca                KO 15 
          -Paddy Ryan was the referee; Weights: 165-158
Jul 17 Jack Lynch                 San Francisco, Ca                KO 18
Sep 29 -Bowers challenged Dave Campbell to a bout if Campbell would fight at 165 pounds; 
          (Campbell usually fought at 165-170 lbs)
Dec    Tom Cleary                 San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled to a "finish" but not held; 
           The men were to fight at about 150 lbs; Cleary argued for 160 pounds; 
           Bowers refused to fight at that weight

Jan 27 "Australian" Billy Smith   San Francisco, Ca                LK  4
          -Some sources report 1/24/90; Some report 1/25/90;
           Frank Glover was the referee

Jan 19 Peter Jackson              San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Jan 20 Peter Jackson              San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Jan 21 Peter Jackson              San Francisco, Ca                EX   

Mar  4 -A benefit was scheduled for Bowers in San Francisco, Ca
Mar  8 -A benefit was held for Bowers in San Francisco, Ca

Nov 15 Billy McLean               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled as part of a benefit for Billy McLean;
           The outcome is not known; It appears Bowers did not oppose McLean

*** Photo Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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