Charles "Bud" Taylor
The "Blond Terror of Terre Haute"

Taylor is an all-time great, though he was never Lineal Champion. Bud grew up in a rough neighborhood and learned to fight as a boy. He was a tough fighter with great stamina and a heavy right hand punch. Two men died following fights with Taylor: Frankie Jerome and Clever Sencio

He defeated, among others: Eddie Santry, Phil Rosenberg, Midget Smith, Abe Goldstein, Jimmy McLarnin, Phil Zwick, Pete Sarmiento, Joey Sangor, "California" Joe Lynch, Young Nationalista, Young Montreal, Eddie Shea, Chick Suggs, Tony Canzoneri, Santiago Zorilla, Battling Battalino, and Benny Bass

Nat Fleischer ranked Taylor as the #5 All-Time Bantamweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #9 All-Time Bantamweight; Taylor was inducted to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1986 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005

BORN :  July 22 1903; Terre Haute, Indiana
DIED    :  March 8 1962; Los Angeles, California


1920
---    Walter Gooring                                         KO  3
---    Dave Templeton                                         ND  4
---    Kid Shepard                                            KO  3
---    Dutch Davison                                          KO  3
---    Jack Edwards                                           KO  2
---    Dave Templeton                                         KO  5
---    Artie Armstrong                                        ND  8
---    Jimmy Burns                                            KO  8
---    Bruce Mickles                                          KO  4
---    Whitey Moret                                           ND  6
---    Bruce Mickles                                          KO  3
---    Young Dempsey                                          KO  3
---    Artie Armstrong                                        ND 10
 
1921
---    Battling Chink                                         ND 12
---    Patsy Brennan                                          KO  1
Mar 21 Jimmy Murray            St. Louis, Mo                   W  8
---    Whitey Moret                                           ND 10
---    Frankie Mason                                          ND 10
---    Solly Epstein                                          KO  9
---    Phil O'Dowd                                            ND 10
Jul 18 Eddie O'Dowd            Louisville, Ky                 ND 12
---    Battling Chink                                         ND 10
Sep  5 Herbie Schaeffer        South Bend, In                 ND  8
Nov  7 Chuck Allman            Terre Haute, In                ND 10
---    Harold Smith                                           ND  8
Dec  5 Herbie Schaeffer        Omaha, Ne                       D 10
Dec 12 Stanley Everett         Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Dec 29 Harold Smith            LaSalle, Il                    ND 10

1922
Jan  5 Solly Epstein           Terre Haute, In                KO  1
Jan 13 George Corbett          Chicago, Il                    KO  3
Jan 24 Ollie O'Neill           Chicago, Il                    ND  8
Feb 10 Jimmy Kelly             Chicago, Il                    LT  6
Feb 23 Harold Smith            LaSalle, Il                    ND 10
Mar 10 Herbie Schaeffer        Chicago, Il                    ND 10
Mar 22 Jimmy Kelly             Kenosha, Wi                    ND 10
Apr 21 Frankie Henke           Chicago, Il                    TK  7
May 17 Kid Buck                Logansport, In                 ND 10
Jun 14 Herbie Schaeffer        Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Jun 23 "Memphis" Pal Moore     Aurora, Il                     ND 10
Jul  4 Babe Asher              Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Sep  4 Jimmy Kelly             Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Sep 21 Harold Smith            East Chicago, In               ND 10
Oct 13 Stanley Everett         Chicago, Il                    KO  5
Nov  1 Battling Chink          Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Nov 27 Billy O'Brien           Peoria, Il                     ND 10
Dec  2 Eddie Santry            Terre Haute, In                KO  5
Dec 22 "Memphis" Pal Moore     Chicago, Il                    ND 10

1923
Jan  1 Benny Vogel             Indianapolis, In               KO  1
Jan  8 Jimmy Kelly             Chicago, Il                    ND 10
Jan 15 "Memphis" Pal Moore     East Chicago, In               ND 10
Feb 13 "Memphis" Pal Moore     Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Apr  4 Frankie Genaro          Chicago, Il                    ND 10
May 29 Johnny Sheppard         Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Jun 25 Battling Murray         Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Jul  5 Johnny Sheppard         Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Jul 20 Harry Gordon            Aurora, Il                     ND 10
Jul 30 Tommy Murray            Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Aug 24 Hilly Levine            Aurora, Il                     ND 10
Sep  3 Harry Gordon            Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Sep  8 Pancho Villa            Chicago, Il                    ND 10
Oct 19 Phil Rosenberg          New York, NY                    W 12
Dec  5 Roy Moore               Terre Haute, In                ND 10

1924
Jan  1 Sammy Nable             New York, NY                    W 12
Jan  7 Johnny Brown            Indianapolis, In               KO  3
Jan 11 Frankie Jerome          New York, NY                   KO 12
Jan 28 Herbie Schaeffer        East Chicago, In               ND 10
Feb  7 Eddie O'Dowd            Columbus, Oh                   ND 10
Feb 18 Sammy Nable             Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Mar  6 Pancho Villa            Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
Apr  7 Al Pettingill           Indianapolis, In               KO  2
Apr 15 Charles "Rosey" Stoy    Youngstown, Oh                 ND 12
May 26 Connie Curry            Aurora, Il                     ND 10
May 30 Tommy Ryan              Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Jun 10 Pancho Villa            Brooklyn, NY                    L 12
Jun 23 Eddie Coulon            Indianapolis, In               KO  1
Jun 27 Al Zeimer               Cleveland, Oh                  ND 10
Aug  1 Tommy Ryan              Philadelphia, Pa                W 10
Aug 11 Pete Sarmiento          Aurora, Il                     ND 10
Aug 28 Carl Tremaine           Cleveland, Oh                  ND 10
Sep 23 George Rivers           Vernon, Ca                      W  4
Oct  7 George Rivers           Vernon, Ca                      W  4

1925
Jan  1 Al Zeimer               Indianapolis, In                W 10
Apr 20 Midget Smith            East Chicago, In                W 10
May 18 Mike Moran              Terre Haute, In                 W 10
May 26 Abe Goldstein           Long Island City, NY            W 10
Jun  2 Jimmy McLarnin          Vernon, Ca                      W 10
Jun 16 Ernie Goozeman          Vernon, Ca                     TK  7
Jun 24 Dynamite Murphy         Oakland, Ca                     W 10
Jul 31 Bushy Graham            Aurora, Il                     ND 10
Aug  4 Bobby Wolgast           Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Aug 24 Bushy Graham            Long Island City, NY            L 12
Oct 27 Doc Snell               Vernon, Ca                      W 10
Nov 18 Pete Sarmiento          Los Angeles, Ca                 W 10
Dec  8 Jimmy McLarnin          Vernon, Ca                     LF  2

1926
Jan 12 Jimmy McLarnin          Vernon, Ca                      W 10
Feb  3 Joey Sangor             Los Angeles, Ca                 W 10
Mar  9 Johnny Brown            Vernon, Ca                      W 10
Mar 25 Doc Snell               Cleveland, Oh                  ND 12
Apr  8 Abe Goldstein           Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Apr 19 Clever Sencio           Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10
May 14 Tommy Ryan              Louisville, Ky                 ND 12
Jun 18 "California" Joe Lynch  San Francisco, Ca               W 10
Jun 25 Chuck Hellman           Portland, Or                    D 10
Jun 29 Young Nationalista      Seattle, Wa                     W  6
Jul 24 Tommy Ryan              Chicago, Il                    WF  3
Aug 19 Dixie LaHood            Los Angeles, Ca                TK  8
Oct 22 Vic Burrone             St. Paul, Mn                   ND 10
Nov  6 Young Montreal          Vernon, Ca                     TK  3
Nov 29 Joey Sangor             Milwaukee, Wi                  ND 10

1927
Feb 15 Midget Smith            Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Feb 24 Eddie Shea              Chicago, Il                     W 10
Mar 15 Pete Sarmiento          Terre Haute, In                ND 10
Mar 26 Tony Canzoneri          Chicago, Il                     D 10
       -NBA Bantamweight Championship of the World
Apr 18 Young Nationalista      Los Angeles, Ca                TK  5
May  3 Abe Goldstein           Chicago, Il                     W 10
Jun  1 Chick Suggs             Los Angeles, Ca                TK  5
Jun 11 Johnny Hughes           St. Paul, Mn                   KO  2
Jun 24 Tony Canzoneri          Chicago, Il                     W 10
       -NBA Bantamweight Championship of the World
Sep  1 Midget Smith            Culver City, Ca                KO  1
Sep 20 Joey Sangor             Los Angeles, Ca                 L 10
Nov  8 Johnny Farr             Los Angeles, Ca                 W 10
Dec 30 Tony Canzoneri          New York, NY                    L 10

1928
Jan 10 Babe Ruth               Chicago, Il                     W 10
Jan 24 Phil Zwick              Milwaukee, Wi                  KO  2
Feb  9 Joey Sangor             Chicago, Il                    LT  7
Mar  6 Ignacio Fernandez       Los Angeles, Ca                 W 10
Mar 23 Vic Foley               Vancouver, BC, Can              L 10
Apr  3 Santiago Zorilla        Los Angeles, Ca                 W 10
May 21 Joe Lucas               Chicago, Il                     W 10
Jun 29 Santiago Zorilla        San Francisco, Ca               W 10
Jul 10 Johnny Vacca            Los Angeles, Ca                 W 10
Jul 27 Santiago Zorilla        San Francisco, Ca               L 10
Aug 21 -Taylor relinquished the NBA Bantamweight Championship
        of the World
1929
Jan 29 Billy Shaw              Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Jan 31 Bobby Dempsey           Davenport, Ia                  KO  4
Feb  8 Al Singer               New York, NY                   LF  4
Mar 15 Al Singer               New York, NY                    L 10
Apr  1 Henry Falegano          Milwaukee, Wi                  ND  8
Apr 10 Young Montreal          Providence, RI                  L 10
Apr 16 Tommy Murray            Indianapolis, In               KO  2
Jun 11 Goldie Hess             Los Angeles, Ca                 D 10
Jul 22 Andy Martin             Boston, Ma                      L 10
Sep 16 Orlando Martinez        Evansville, In                 KO  4
Oct  8 Earl Mastro             Chicago, Il                     D 10
Nov 15 Santiago Zorilla        Chicago, Il                     W 10
Dec 27 Earl Mastro             Chicago, Il                    TK  9

1930
Mar 20 Battling Battalino      Detroit, Mi                     W 10
Apr 11 Paul Wangley            Minneapolis, Mn                KO  5
Apr 21 Fidel LaBarba           Chicago, Il                     L 10
Jun  3 Jackie Johnston         Chicago, Il                    KO  2
Jun 12 Johnny Kaiser           Springfield, Il                TK  3
Jul  1 Earl Mastro             Chicago, Il                     L 10
Jul 29 Mickey Genaro           Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Aug 18 Battling Battalino      Hartford, Ct                    L 10
Oct 14 Eddie Edelman           Spokane, Wa                     W  8
Oct 21 Santiago Zorilla        Seattle, Wa                     D  8
Nov 10 Maurice Holtzer         Los Angeles, Ca                 L 10
Nov 28 Fidel LaBarba           New York, NY                    L 10
Dec  4 Maurice Holtzer         Los Angeles, Ca                 L 10

1931
Jan 13 Joe Lucas               Indianapolis, In               ND 10
Jan 30 Sammy Hackett           Buffalo, NY                    KO  3
Feb 16 Benny Bass              Philadelphia, Pa               LT  2
Mar 16 Lew Massey              Philadelphia, Pa               LF  8
 

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