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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Black Dynamite

"Bird Leg" Collins

BORN Resided in Denver, Colorado
WEIGHT 145-150 lbs
1899
Aug  4 Kid Dooley                 Denver, Co                          L  8

1900
Jan  1 Frank "Buddy" King         Denver, Co                          D  6
Jan 29 Kid Brooks                 Denver, Co                         KO  4
Mar 23 Frank Newhouse             Denver, Co                          L 10
Jul 20 Jack Grace                 Denver, Co                          L  6
Aug  3 Frank "Buddy" King         Denver, Co                          L 10
Oct  5 Bob Streeter               Denver, co                          D  5
Oct 11 William "Kid" Robinson     Leadville, Co                       W  5
Oct 11 Joe Gans                   Leadville, Co                      LT  4
          -Different sources report the previous 2 bouts on the same date
Dec  7 Rufus "Rufe" Turner        Denver, Co                          L   

1901
Apr 12 Sam Bolen                  Denver, Co                          L  5

1902
May 23 Kid Thomas                 Denver, Co                          D  6

1903
Apr 25 Jack Williams              Kansas City, Mo                     W  4
Aug  4 Walter Campbell            Junction City, Ks                  TK  6
          -This man was from San Francisco, Ca  
Aug 27 Ed Courtney                Junction City, Ks                   L 20
Sep 22 Jack Graham                Chapman, Ks                         D 20
Oct 27 Ed Courtney                Junction City, Ks                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1904
Nov 24 Al Miles                   Topeka, Ks                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1905
Jan 29 Billy Huber                St. Louis, Mo                      KO  2
          -Some sources report 1/26/1905

1907
May 21 Rudi Unholz                Davenport, Ia                      ND 10

1910
Jan  7 Peter Sullivan             Ogden, Ut                           D 20
Feb 11 Peter Sullivan             Salt Lake City, Ut                  D 20
Jun 15 "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson  Salt Lake City, Ut                 LT  7
Jul  7 Kangaroo Allen             Salt Lake City, Nu                  D  4

1911
Nov 30 Slick Merrill              Mountain Home, Id                   L 10

1915
         By 1915, Collins was blind and selling newspapers on the streets of Denver

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

Undated
       Frank "Buddy" King         Devner, Co                          W 15

1902
       Billy Duke                 Pueblo, Co                          D 10
Sep 10 Black Pearl                Leavenworth, Ks                    EX  3
          -Collins and Black Pearl were taken to court; They told
           the judge they had come to Leavenworth to arrange a fight;
           The judge told them to demonstrate that they could box;
           He would act as referee; They did so in the court room

1904
Mar    Joe Green                                                      L   

1905
       Jack Kearns                Cheyenne, Wy                       ND   

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