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"Jersey" Frankie Burns

BORN   June 24 1889; Jersey City, New Jersey
DIED April 10 1961; Jersey City, New Jersey
HEIGHT 5-5 1/2
WEIGHT 116-125 lbs

Burns was a quality fighter - clever, quick, slippery and loaded with "savvy"; He lost but 6 "official" verdicts in 181 bouts but scored only 22 knockouts; During his career, he was a top contender for the Bantamweight Championship of the World

He defeated such men as Pete "Kid" Herman, Benny Kaufman, Jim Kenrick, Eddie Coulon and "Young" Zulu Kid; Fighting in a time of "No Decision" bouts, he bested "Memphis" Pal Moore, Monte Attell, Eddie Campi, Johnny Coulon, Joe Lynch, Willie Jackson, Charley Goldman, Joe "Kid" Coster, Patsy Brannigan, Al Shubert, Packey O'Gatty, Joey Fox, Freddie Jacks, Louisiana, Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle, John "K.O." Eggers, Gene Gannon and Johnny "Young" Solzberg

Nat Fleischer ranked Burns as the #8 All-Time Bantamweight; Herb Goldman ranked him as the #15 All-Time Bantamweight; Frankie was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame in 1969

1908
Mar 10 Clarence Burns             New York, NY                       W  4
Mar 31 Tode Leonard               New York, NY                       W  4
Apr  5 Willie Burns               New York, NY                      ND  6
Apr 19 Willie Burns               New York, NY                      ND  6
Apr 21 Willie Burns               New York, NY                      ND  6
May 30 Clarence Burns             New York, NY                      KO  4
Jun 30 Young O'Leary              Far Rockaway, NY                  ND  6
Jul 10 Willie Burns               New York, NY                      ND  6
Jul 28 Young Stoney               Brooklyn, NY                      ND  6
Aug 16 Clarence Burns             New York, NY                      ND  6
Sep 26 Eddie Kelly                New Haven, Ct                     KO  2
Oct 15 Young Stoney               New York, NY                      ND  6

1909
Feb 16 Young O'Leary              New York, NY                      ND 10
Mar  5 Young Rago                 New York, NY                      KO  2
Apr 10 Young Wagner               New York, NY                      ND 10
May 15 Cecil "Tibby" Watson       New York, NY                      ND  6
May 18 Young Wagner               New York, NY                      ND 10
Jun 15 Young Wagner               New York, NY                      ND 10
Jun 29 Young Stoney               New York, NY                      KO  2
Aug 14 Packey Hommey              New York, NY                      ND 10
Aug 17 Packey Hommey              Far Rockaway, NY                  KO 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Sep  1 Johnny Daly                New York, NY                      ND 10
Sep  7 Packey Hommey              New York, NY                      TK 10
          -Perhaps, this is the 8/17/09 bout

1910
Feb  7 Young O'Leary              Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Feb 15 Charley Goldman            New York, NY                      ND 10
Mar 14 Young O'Leary              New York, NY                      ND 10
Mar 28 Johnny Moran               Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Apr 25 Johnny Coulon              Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Jun  8 Johnny Coulon              New York, NY                      ND 10
Jun 28 Packey Hommey              New York, NY                      ND 10
Aug 19 Young O'Leary              New York, NY                      ND 10
Sep  6 Young O'Leary              New York, NY                      TK  7
Oct 17 Joe "Kid" Coster           New York, NY                      ND 10
Oct 31 Tommy Houck                New York, NY                      ND 10
Nov  3 Johnny Daly                Far Rockaway, NY                  ND 10
Nov 14 Joe Shea                   New Haven, Ct                      W 15
Dec 27 Charley Goldman            Rochester, NY                     ND  6

1911
Jan 27 George "Digger" Stanley    New York, NY                      ND 10
Feb 21 Alf Lynch                  New Haven, Ct                      D 15
Mar 31 Abe Attell                 New York, NY                      ND 10
Apr 24 Tommy Houck                New Haven, Ct                      D 15
May  4 Young Wagner               Brooklyn, Ny                      ND 10
Jun  9 Johnny Daly                New York, NY                      ND 10
Jul 14 Eddie Sherman              Rockaway Beach, NY                ND 10
Sep  1 Charley Harvey             Rockaway, NY                      ND 10
Oct 23 Monte Attell               New Orleans, La                   ND 10
Nov 13 Grover Hayes               New Orleans, La                   ND 10
Nov 16 Young Wagner               New York, NY                      ND 10
Nov 28 Mike Malia                 New York, NY                      ND 10
Dec  9 Young Wagner               Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10

1912
Jan 21 Johnny Daly                New Orleans, La                    W 20
Feb 18 Johnny Coulon              New Orleans, La                    L 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Mar 14 Jim Kenrick                New Orleans, La                    W 10
Mar 25 Willie Gibbs               Memphis, Tn                        W  8
Apr 10 Chick Hayes                Indianapolis, In                  ND 10
May 14 Johnny Kilbane             New York, NY                      ND 10
May 29 Johnny "Young" Solzberg    New York, NY                      ND 10
Jun 18 Banty Lewis                Newark, NJ                         W  6
Aug 20 Jim Kenrick                Rockaway, NY                      ND 10
Oct  7 Eddie Morgan               New York, NY                      ND 10
Nov 23 Jimmy Murray               New York, NY                      ND 10
Nov 27 Young O'Leary              Bronx, NY                         ND 10
Dec 14 Jim Kenrick                Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Dec 21 Young Rector               New York, NY                      KO  2

1913
Jan 13 Battling Reddy             New Orleans, La                    W 10
Jan 18 Billy Fitzsimmons          New Orleans, La                    W 10
Feb  1 Mike Rosen                 New York, NY                      ND 10
Mar  6 Mickey Brown               New York, NY                      ND 10
Mar 29 Eddie Campi                Vernon, Ca                         L 20
May  6 Jimmy Murray               New York, NY                      ND 10
May 12 Banty Lewis                New Haven, Ct                     ND 10
May 23 John "K.O." Eggers         Far Rockaway, NY                  ND 10
          -Some sources report 5/24/13
Jun  9 Jabez White                Albany, NY                        ND 10
Jun 23 Johnny Coulon              Kenosha, Wi                       ND 10
Jul 25 Al Shubert                 Rockaway, NY                      ND 10
Aug 29 Benny Chavez               Denver, Co                         D 10
Sep 12 Earl Denning               Denver, Co                        KO  2
Oct 10 Eddie Campi                Denver, Co                         D 15
Nov 25 Artie Edwards              Far Rockaway, NY                  ND 10
Dec 13 John "K.O." Eggers         Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10

1914
Jan 12 Tommy O'Toole              Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  ND 10
Feb 12 Joey Fox                   New York, NY                      ND 10
Mar 30 Gene Gannon                New York, NY                      ND 10
Apr 23 Al Shubert                 Waterbury, Ct                      D 10
May 18 Eddie Campi                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  7 Jim Kenrick                Rockaway, NY                      KO  9
Jul 14 "Battling" Charles Lahn    Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Jul 17 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Far Rockaway, NY                  ND 10
Aug 19 Marty "Kid" Taylor         New York, NY                      ND 10
Aug 23 Mike Rosen                 Rockaway, NY                      ND 10
Oct 13 Willie Jackson             New York, NY                      ND 10
Oct 17 John "K.O." Eggers         New York, NY                      TK  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Nov 15 Pete "Kid" Herman          New Orleans, La                   TK 13
Dec 14 Chick Hayes                New Orleans, La                   TK 13

1915
Jan  4 Frankie Conway             New Orleans, La                   TK  4
Feb 12 Arthur "Artie" Simons      New Orleans, La                    W 20
Feb 25 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     St. Louis, Mo                      D  8
Jun 11 Willie Andrews             New York, NY                      ND 10
Jul 23 Jimmy Murray               Far Rockaway, NY                  ND 10
Aug 27 Benny McCoy                New York, NY                      ND 10
Aug 31 Artie Edwards              Far Rockaway, NY                  KO  3
Oct  6 Jimmy Taylor               New Haven, Ct                     KO  7
Oct 11 Arthur "Artie" Simons      Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 20 Young McCoy                Baltimore, Md                      D 15
Oct 21 Jack Goodney               Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Nov  1 Harry Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec  6 Kid Williams               New Orleans, La                    D 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1916
Jan 19 Johnny Fisse               New Orleans, La                    W 15
Jan 24 Benny Palmer               Memphis, Tn                        W  8
Feb  7 Ad Wolgast                 Kansas City, Mo                   ND 10
Feb 21 Eddie Coulon               Memphis, Tn                        W  8
Mar 23 Jackie Doyle               Houston, Tx                        W 10
Apr 17 Gussie Lewis               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 30 Willie Brown               Far Rockaway, NY                  ND 10
Jul 14 Young Marlowe              Far Rockaway, NY                  KO  2
Jul 17 Billy Bevan                Rochester, NY                     ND 10
Sep 18 Billy Bevan                Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  ND 10
Nov  4 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Nov  7 Benny McCoy                New York, NY                      ND 10
Nov 27 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    New York, NY                      ND 10
Dec  5 Jabez White                Albany, NY                        ND 10
Dec 19 Joe Lynch                  New York, NY                      ND 10
Dec 25 "Memphis" Pal Moore        New York, NY                      ND 10

1917
Jan  1 "Memphis" Pal Moore        Albany, NY                        ND 10
Feb  9 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    New York, NY                      ND 10
Feb 22 "Young" Zulu Kid           New York, NY                      TK  4
Feb 26 Young Otto                 New York, NY                      ND 10
Mar 13 Tommy Shea                 New Haven, Ct                      W 12
Apr 12 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Waterbury, Ct                      W 12
Apr 30 John "K.O." Eggers         Bridgeport, Ct                     D 12
May 15 Joe Lynch                  Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
May 21 Al Shubert                 New Haven, Ct                      W 12
Jun 23 Young Marino               Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Jul 10 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     New York, NY                      ND 10
Jul 13 Billy Fitzsimmons          Far Rockaway, NY                  ND 10
Jul 24 "Memphis" Pal Moore        Boston, Ma                         D 12
Aug 31 Frankie Brown              New York, NY                      ND 10
Sep 11 Patsy Brannigan            New York, NY                      ND 10
Sep 29 Harry Nelson               Brooklyn, NY                      ND 10
Oct 15 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    Albany, NY                        ND 10
Nov  5 Pete "Kid" Herman          New Orleans, La                    L 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Dec 12 Johnny Russell             Providence, RI                     W 12

1918
Jan 28 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     New Orleans, La                   KO 10
Feb 22 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    Scranton, Pa                      ND 10
Mar 11 Al Shubert                 Bridgeport, Ct                    ND 12
Apr  6 Joe Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun  3 Battling Reddy             New Haven, Ct                      D 12
Jun  7 Joey Leonard               Red Bank, NJ                      ND  8
Jun 10 Battling Reddy             Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Jun 20 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    New York, NY                      ND  6
Jul  3 Pete "Kid" Herman          Jersey City, NJ                   ND 10
Jul 29 Jabez White                Atlantic City, NJ                 ND  8
Aug  2 "Memphis" Pal Moore        Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Aug 26 Dave Astey                 Perth Amboy, NJ                   ND  8
Sep  6 Battling Reddy             Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Nov  9 Johnny "Kewpie" Ertle      Weehawken, NJ                     KO  7
Nov 16 "Little" Jackie Sharkey    New York, NY                      ND  6
Dec 25 Battling Reddy             Portland, Me                      ND 12

1919
Jan  1 Matty Herbert              Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Feb 20 Harry Kabakoff             St. Louis, Mo                     ND  8
Feb 24 Andy Chaney                Baltimore, Md                     ND 12
Feb 28 Dave Astey                 Newark, NJ                        ND  8
Mar 28 Louisiana                  Binghamton, NY                    ND 10
Apr 10 Battling Reddy             Jersey City, NJ                   LF  7
May 20 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Portland, Me                      ND 12
Jun  6 Charles "Dutch" Brandt     Bayonne, NJ                       ND  8
Jun 16 Battling Reddy             Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Jul  4 Jabez White                Troy, NY                          ND  6
Jul 14 Jabez White                Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Aug 20 Charlie Beecher            Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Aug 23 Jimmy Blute                Long Branch, NJ                   ND  8
Sep  2 Harvey Crosby              Bayonne, NJ                       KO  2
Sep 16 Johnny Kilbane             Jersey City, NJ                   LT  5

1920
Jan 29 Dave Astey                 Jersey City, NJ                   KO  3
Feb 13 Benny Kaufman              Jersey City, NJ                   KO  6
Mar 15 Packey O'Gatty             Troy, NY                          ND 10
May 31 Freddie Jacks              Jersey City, NJ                   ND 12
Sep 23 Charlie Beecher            Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Oct 12 Patsy Johnson              Jersey City, NJ                   ND  6

1921
Jul  2 Packey O'Gatty             Jersey City, NJ                   ND  8
Jul  5 Willie Hausner             Brooklyn, NY                       L 12


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

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