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Frank Childs
(the "Crafty Texan")

BORN   July 17 1867; Texas (Fought out of Chicago, Illinois)
HEIGHT 5-9 1/2
WEIGHT 160-185 lbs
MANAGER Herman C. Roussellot
Childs was a short, stocky, strong fighter who tangled with anyone - from the middleweights up through the heavyweights; He was never a heavyweight by today's standards but he was powerful and hit like one

During his career, Childs defeated such men as Bob Armstrong, Joe Butler, Jack Bonner, Joe Walcott, George Byers, George LaBlanche, "Australian" Billy Smith, Kentucky Rosebud (Walter Edgerton), Klondike (John Haines), Harry Baker, Bill Hanrahan and "Mexican" Pete Everett
1888
Apr 27 B.W. Harris                Sante Fe, NM                     KO  7

1889
Oct 31 O'Neill                    Los Angeles, Ca                  TK  3

1890
Jun  1 Andrewson                  Los Angeles, Ca                   D  6

1888-1891
          -Childs supposedly defeated several minor opponents (in Texas)          

1892
Feb 18 George LaBlanche           Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 7" on 2/19/92
Mar 24 George LaBlanche           Los Angeles, Ca                  WF  8
          -Some sources report 3/08/92;
           Reports vary - "W 6" - "WF 6" - "W 8"
May 20 "Australian" Billy Smith   San Francisco, Ca               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
          Childs and Smith refused to fight due to
          the small crowd
Jul  8 an unnamed opponent        San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Aug 30 Al Butler                  Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  1 
          -Some sources report 8/30/95
Nov    Bobby Dobbs                San Francisco, Ca                LK  3
Nov 16 John Rivers                Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  3
          -Some sources report 11/11/93;
          Some sources report "TK 4";
          Some sources report "Jack Rivers"  
Nov 29 Jim Rivers                 Los Angeles, Ca                  LF  3 
          -Some sources report "Jack Rivers"

1893
Jan 12 "Soldier" James Walker     San Francisco, Ca                KO  3
          -Some sources report 1/13/93
Jan 19 Peter Jackson              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  4
          -Some sources report 1/20/93
Feb 15 "Australian" Billy Smith   San Francisco, Ca                KO 12
          -Some sources report "W 12" on 2/25/93
Apr    Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                   D 20
       Tom Carter                 Los Angeles, Ca                  ND  8

1894
Jun  5 Dan Creedon                Chicago, Il                       L  3
          -Police intervened
Jun    Mike Creedon               Chicago, Il                       D  3
          -Perhaps, this is the 6/05/94 bout with Dan Creedon
Sep 22 Ed Pitts                   Chicago, Il                       D  1
          -Police intervened
Oct 29 Bob Harper                 Chicago, Il                      KO  3

1895
Mar 20 Rufus Sharpe               Chicago, Il                       W  8
          -Some sources report "Harry Sharpe"
Nov 15 Joe Choynski               Chicago, Il                      LK  3

1895-1897
          -Childs reportedly defeated several minor opponents
          by knockouts in one or two rounds

1897
Jan  3 Jack Bonner                Chicago, Il                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; 
          Police intervened
Mar  7 Bob Armstrong              Philadelphia, Pa                  W  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
May 29 Bob Armstrong              Chicago, Il                      EX   
          -Some sources report 5/30/97 
Aug  2 Kentucky Rosebud           St. Joseph, Mo                   KO  3
          -This man was "Walter Edgerton"
Nov  1 George Grant               Chicago, Il                      KO  1
          -Some sources report 11/08/97;
          Some sources report Nov 1894
Nov    Billy Stift                                                 EX   
          -Childs knocked Stift out, who was training to
          meet Tommy Ryan in Chicago, Il on 11/30/97

1898
Jan  7 Klondike (John Haines)     Chicago, Il                      TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 6" on 1/08/98;
          Some sources report "LK 6"
Jan 29 Bob Armstrong              Chicago, Il                      TK  2
Feb  7 George Grant               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Feb 26 Klondike (John Haines)     Chicago, Il                      WF  3
          -Some sources report "W 3";
          Some sources report "TK 4"
Feb 28 Bob Armstrong              Chicago, Il                      KO 10
Apr 16 Bill Keough                Chicago, Il                      KO  1
          -Some sources report "Bill Keogh";
          Some sources report "Billy Kehoe"
Jun  2 Charles Strong             Chicago, Il                       D  6
          -Some sources report 6/04/98
Sep 14 George Byers               New York, NY                      L 20
Sep 24 Henry Baker                Chicago, Il                      KO  3
          -Some sources report 5/24/98
Nov  8 Charles Strong             Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report 11/04/98
Dec 19 Tom "Stockings" Conroy     Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Perhaps, this is the 5/26/99 bout

1899
Jan 21 Joe Butler                 Chicago, Il                      WF  2
Mar  4 Bob Armstrong              Cincinnati, Oh                   TK  6
Mar 20 Ed Dunkhorst               Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report "W 8" at "Detroit, Mi"
Mar 24 "Mexican" Pete Everett     Chicago, Il                      TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
May 19 Jack Bonner                Chicago, Il                       D  6
May 26 Tom "Stockings" Conroy     Chicago, Il                       D  6
Jun  6 Jim Janey                  near Washington, DC              LK  4
          -Some sources report "LK 2"
Aug 11 Klondike (John Haines)     Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Sep 19 Ed Morris                  Chicago, Il                      EX  3
Oct 13 Joe Kennedy                Chicago, Il                       D  6
Oct 28 Klondike (John Haines)     Chicago, Il                      KO  3

1900
Mar  2 Jack Bonner                Chicago, Il                       W  6
Mar 16 George Byers               Chicago, Il                       D  6
          -Some sources report 3/15/00
Mar 17 Jack Bonner                Chicago, Il                       D  6
Apr 27 Tom Dixon                  Chicago, Il                      KO  2
Jun  7 Fred Russell               Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report 6/08/00
Jun 15 Fred Russell               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Jul 20 Fred Russell               Denver, Co                        W 10
Dec 15 Joe Butler                 Chicago, Il                      KO  6
Dec 21 "Mexican" Pete Everett     Denver, Co                        W 10

1901
Mar 16 George Byers               Hot Springs, Ar                  KO 17

1902
Jan  6 an unnamed opponent        Kenosha, Wi                      EX  3
Jan 18 Walter Johnson             Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Feb  3 Billy Hanrahan             Chicago, Il                      KO  4
Feb 24 "Denver" Ed Martin         Chicago, Il                       L  6
          -Colored Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          Some sources report 10/25/02;
          Some sources report 1904
Oct 10 Joe Walcott                Chicago, Il                      TK  3
Oct 21 Jack Johnson               Los Angeles, Ca                  LT 12
          -Some sources report "L 12"
Dec  1 Joe Choynski               Chicago, Il                       L  6

1904
Mar 14 "Chicago" Jack Johnson     Chicago, Il                      KO  2
          -Some sources report 3/15/04;
          This man was not the future champion, Jack Johnson
Jun  3 Jack Johnson               Chicago, Il                       L  6
          -Some sources report 6/02/04
Jul  6 Klondike (John Haines)     Houghton, Mi                     KO  8

1911
Feb  2 Jack Taylor                                                  D  6


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

1893
       Billy Gallagher                                             KO  2


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

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*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

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