George Cole
("Pennsylvania's Terror")

BORN  Bordentown, New Jersey (Fought often out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
HEIGHT 5-7
WEIGHT 140-150 lbs
MANAGERS Billy McCarney; Jack Waldron

Cole was fast and scrappy, a willing and capable fighter, who fought the best men of his time

During his career, Cole defeated such men as Pepper Griffin, "Cyclone" Bill Larry, Billy Payne, Charley Johnson, "Scaldy" Bill Quinn, Joe Goddard, Jim Watts, Jimmy Handler, Harry Foley, Edward "Kid" Carter, Jack Williams, Jack Fitzgerald and Cleve Hawkins

1895
Feb 19 Walt Macklin                Bordentown, NJ                  KO  3
Mar 12 “Scaldy” Bill Quinn         Williamsport, Pa                 L  3
Mar 23 “Scaldy” Bill Quinn         Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4

1896
Apr 13 Ed Warner                   Bordentown, NJ                   D 10
Dec 22 Sam Veldoff                 Trenton, NJ                     KO  1

1897
Mar  1 Charley Johnson             Trenton, NJ                     LF  6
Nov 15 George Palmer               Bordentown, NJ                  TK  3
Dec 25 Martin Judge                Trenton, NJ                      D 20

1898
Feb 22 Charley Johnson             Mount Carmel, Pa                LK  5
Feb 24 Charley Johnson             Bordentown, NJ                  LK  3
May 23 Jimmy Fogarty               Athens, Pa                      KO  7
Aug 15 Martin Judge                Trenton, NJ                      D 20
Sep 14 Les Moulten                 Bordentown, NJ                  KO 14
Nov 21 George Russell              Trenton, NJ                     TK 13

1899
Jan 21 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb 21 Fred Strickler              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 20 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Trenton, NJ                      L 20
Apr 22 Martin Judge                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 15 Jim Austin                  Athens, Pa                      TK  8
May 24 Pepper Griffin              Williamsport, Pa                KO 15
Jun 30 Jack Blackson               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul 24 Tony Drew                   Coney Island, NY                KO  4
Aug  5 “Australian” Billy Edwards  Tuckahoe, NY                     W 20
Aug 11 “Cyclone” Bill Larry        Williamsport, Pa                TK  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Sep  4 "Australian" Billy Edwards  Brooklyn, NY                    KO 17
Sep 25 Charley Johnson             Coney Island, NY                 W 25
Nov  6 Billy Travis                Trenton, NJ                     KO 17
Dec 20 Ed Warner                   Bordentown, NJ                   D  6
Dec 29 Jack Donahue                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2

1900
Jan  6 Bobby Dobbs                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan 20 “Scaldy” Bill Quinn         Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan 27 Edward “Kid” Carter         Brooklyn, NY                    LK 10
Feb  5 Billy Payne                 Trenton, NJ                      W 20
Feb 10 “Australian” Billy Edwards  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 10 Andy Watson                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 11 Harry Peppers                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled; 
           Peppers refused to fight over a purse dispute
Oct  8 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Trenton, NJ                     LF 10
Oct 12 Jack Hanlon                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 15 Charley Johnson             Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 12 Charley Johnson             Trenton, NJ                      W 20

1901
Jul  5 Harry Johnson               Trenton, NJ                     KO  3
Jul  8 Jimmy Handler               Trenton, NJ                     LT  7
Jul 22 “Scaldy” Bill Quinn         Trenton, NJ                      D 10
Dec  3 Lon Beckwith                Shamokin, Pa                    NC  2

1902
Jan 13 “Scaldy” Bill Quinn         Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan 20 Rufus Graham                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan 25 “Scaldy” Bill Quinn         Philadelphia, Pa                KO  1
Feb  3 Joe McAllen                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb  6 Joe Butler                  Mahanoy City, Pa                ND  6
Feb 13 Charley Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb 15 Joe McAllen                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar  1 Joe McAllen                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 22 Charles Haghey              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 18 Jack “Twin” Sullivan        Boston, Ma                       L 10
Apr 24 Joe Goddard                 Philadelphia, Pa                WF  5
          -Some sources report "WF 6"
Apr 30 Young Sharkey               Mahanoy City, Pa                ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
May  3 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                LT  4
       “Cyclone” Bill Larry                                         D 10
May  8 Ed Denfass                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 22 Ed Denfass                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun  5 Jack Bennett                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  1
Jun 12 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 23 Jack Bonner                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug  9 Jack Butler                 Bordentown, NJ                   W 15
Aug 21 Lon Beckwith                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct  6 Joe Walcott                 Philadelphia, Pa                NC  4
Nov 15 Charley Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 18 Joe Grim                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 29 “Cyclone” Bill Larry        Philadelphia, Pa                KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Dec  9 Joe Grim                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 23 Charlie Jennings            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 29 “Cyclone” Bill Larry        Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2

1903
Jan  1 Jim Watts                   Shamokin, Pa                    TK  4
Jan 12 Phil "Soldier" Green        Philadelphia, Pa                KO  1
Jan 22 Al Weinig                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  3
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Jan 29 Ed Denfass                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan 30 “Cyclone” Bill Larry        Shamokin, Pa                    KO  5
Feb  6 "Young" Peter Jackson       Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb 12 Jack Butler                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar  4 Gus Gardner                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 12 Jimmy Handler               Philadelphia, Pa                TK  2
Mar 18 Joe Walcott                 Allegheny, Pa                   LK  4
          -Some sources report "Pittsburgh, Pa"
Apr 24 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 28 Al Weinig                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 19 Joe Grim                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun  9 Charley McKeever            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 18 William “Cyclone” Kelly     Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 25 William “Cyclone” Kelly     Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul  7 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Sep 23 Jack “Twin” Sullivan        Boston, Ma                       D 15
Sep 24 Fred Cooley                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct  8 Sammy Phillips              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 17 Jack “Twin” Sullivan        Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 24 Jack “Twin” Sullivan        Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 27 "Young" Peter Jackson       Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1904
Jan 23 Frank Powers                Chicago, Il                     KO  1
Jan 29 Mike Schreck                Chicago, Il                      D  6
          -Some sources report a second Cole-Schreck bout
           on this date
Jan 30 Billy Stift                 Chicago, Il                      D  6
Feb  3 Billy Stift                 Chicago, Il                      D  6
Feb 12 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb 20 Harry Foley                 Philadelphia, Pa                KO  1
Mar  7 Harry Foley                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 25 Edward “Kid” Carter         Philadelphia, Pa                TK  5
May  6 Mike Schreck                Philadelphia, Pa                NC   
May 25 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul  1 Bob Long                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul 28 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 19 Billy Stift                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Some sources report 8/20/04
Sep 22 Billy Stift                 Lancaster, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report 9/23/04
Oct 18 Larry Temple                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 19 Jack Butler                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 17 Dave Holly                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 30 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1905
Jan  7 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)     Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb  2 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                KO  6
Feb 27 Mike Schreck                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar  4 Sam Langford                Boston, Ma                      NC  9
          -Some sources report 3/03/05
Mar 23 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 14 Ben Tremble                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr 29 Walter Johnson              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 20 John Wille                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 25 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 10 Jack Blackburn              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul  6 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 28 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 28 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 25 Neuromis                    Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1906
Feb 12 Larry Temple                Altoona, Pa                     ND  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6";
           Some sources report "L 6"
May  4 Cy Flynn                    Philadelphia, Pa                TK  5
May 14 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 28 George Gunther              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 30 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Sep 13 Jack Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 13 Mickey McDonough            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1907
Jan  1 Jack Blackburn              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jan 14 Billy Inlow                 Altoona, Pa                     KO  4
Feb  9 George Gunther              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 15 George Gunther              Altoona, Pa                     ND  6
Mar 25 Ed Smith                    Altoona, Pa                     ND  6
Apr 12 Morris Harris               Altoona, Pa                     ND  6
May  2 George Gunther              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun  7 Jack Blackburn              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 21 Jim Barry                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul  1 Jim Barry                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 21 George Gunther              Wilkes-Barre, Pa                ND  6
Nov 22 Mickey McDonough            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 26 Joe Walcott                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1908
Jan 14 Joe Walcott                 Troy, NY                        ND  6
Jan 27 Charley Hitte               Troy, NY                        ND  6
Feb 17 Joe Jeannette               New York, NY                    LK  4
Jun 23 Morris Harris               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 17 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)     Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 31 George Gunther              Brooklyn, NY                    ND  6
Nov  9 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 27 Jack Robinson               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 28 Jack Robinson               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1909
Jan 15 Mickey McDonough            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Sep 13 Joe Phillips                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Sep 20 Jack Fitzgerald             Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct  8 Jack Fitzgerald             Wilmington, De                   W 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Oct 18 Jack Fitzgerald             Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 17 Tom Overby                  Wilkes-Barre, Pa                ND  6

1910
Jan 31 Cleve Hawkins               Rochester, NY                   TK  4
Jul 20 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)     New York, NY                    LK  4
Oct 24 Jim Smith                   Philadelphia, Pa                KO  5
Dec 19 Jack Fitzgerald             Philadelphia, Pa                WF  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Dec 24 Jack Fitzgerald             Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
1911
Feb  2 Fred Hammond                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  3
Feb 18 Morris Harris               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 22 Harry Cyrus                 Philadelphia, Pa                KO  4
Jun 13 Jim Smith                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov  9 Chuck Carleton              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 30 Chuck Carleton              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1912
Oct 11 Jim Smith                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1915
Nov  4 Black Dixie                 Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2

1916
Jan 14 "Young" Tommy Coleman       Philadelphia, Pa                NC  3

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis and Barry Deskins, Historians,
International Boxing Research Organization
 
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