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Arthur Cote
(Aristede Cantara)

BORN June 27 1877; Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec, Canada (Fought out of Biddeford, Maine)
DIED February 10 1916; Augusta, Maine (from a fall); Some sources report February 11 1916
HEIGHT 5-8 (Some sources report 5-4)
WEIGHT 130-138 lbs

 

 

Cote was a scrappy fighter who was a crowd-pleaser; He was better than average and he came to fight; However, he had difficulty against the top men due to a somewhat weak chin; During his career, he won the Lightweight Championship of Maine

During his career, Cote defeated such men as Jimmy Briggs (three times), Abe "Kid" Goodman (two times), Dave Deshler, Walter Burgo, Jesse Savage Jr. and Young Kloby

1899
Oct 16 Eddie Joyce                  Saco, Me                          D  8

1900
May 21 Billy Welch                  Somersworth, Me                  WF  1
Nov 23 Dan Murray                   Saco, Me                         TK 12
Dec 14 George Phelan                Saco, Me                          W 15

1901
Apr  8 Morris Rosenberg             Portland, Me                      W 15
         -Cote assaulted a policeman when drunk at Saco, Me
Jun 26 Johnny "Young" Saxe          South Berwick, Me                TK 14
Oct 18 Patsy Haley                  Biddeford, Me                     D 15
          -Some sources report "D 12" in "Dover, NH during 1900
Nov  7 Jack McKiever                Portland, Me                      D 10
Nov 29 Mike Sears                   Lewiston, Me                      L 10
          -Some sources report "Mickey Sears"
Dec 20 Billy Gardner                Biddeford, Me                     L 15

1902
Jan  3 George Phelan                Lewiston, Me                     KO 5
Jan 16 Martin Flaherty              Lewiston, Me                      D 15
Feb 14 Mike Sears                   Lewiston, Me                      L 15
Mar  3 Andy Watson                  Biddeford, Me                     D 15
Apr 17 Mike "Twin" Sullivan         Lewiston, Me                      D 15
May  9 Mike "Twin" Sullivan         Biddeford, Me                     L 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Sep  2 Belfield Walcott             Lewiston, Me                      D 15
Nov 17 Andy Watson                  Bath, Me                         LK 12
Dec 15 Andy Watson                  Bath, Me                          D 15
Dec 30 Jimmy Gardner                Lewiston, Me                     LK  5

1903
Feb 11 -Cote went on a rampage and wrecked a drugstore;
          Later, he was arrested at home, and said that
          he had no memory of damaging the store
Feb 22 John Dwyer                   Saco, Me                         KO  5
Mar 30 Joe Handler                  Bath, Me                         TK  4
          -Handler injured a leg
Apr 17 Billy Gardner                Biddeford, Me                    LK  6
Oct  5 Sam Langford                 Boston, Ma                       LT  5
Nov 11 Harry Snelling               Berlin, NH                        D 15
Dec  4 Bartley Connolly             Biddeford, Me                     D 15
Dec 30 George Phelan                Berlin, NH                       KO  9   

1904
Jan 20 Fred Wright                  Berlin, NH                        W 15
Feb  8 Martin Canole                New Bedford, Ma                  LT  2
          -Some sources report "LK 6"
Mar 30 Joe Reed                     Berlin, NH                        D 10
          -Some sources report 3/31/1904
Apr 21 Joe Reed                     Berlin, NH                       LT 10
May 16 Jesse Savage Jr.             Bath, Me                         LF  9
          -Lightweight Championship of Maine
Jun 20 Blink McCloskey              Portland, Me                     LK  7
          -Some sources report "LK 8"
Sep 19 Bartley Connolly             Portland, Me                      D 12
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Sep 26 Jesse Savage Jr.             Bath, Me                         KO  6
          -Lightweight Championship of Maine
Oct 31 Walter Burgo                 Bath, Me                         WF  3
Nov  7 George Ashley                Portland, Me                      L 15
          -Some sources report "D 12" vs "Guy Ashley";
           Some sources report "W 15"

1905
Jan 13 Bartley Connolly             Berlin, NH                        L 15
Feb 27 Jim McInnis                  Bangor, Me                       KO 10
Mar 22 Jesse Savage Jr.             Bangor, Me                        D 10
          -Some sources report "KO 10"
Mar 31 Andy Daly                    Berlin, NH                        D 10
May 13 Jim McInnis                  Augusta, Me                      KO  3
          -Some sources report "John McInnis";
           Some sources report 5/19/05
Jun  2 Blink McCloskey              Augusta, Me                       L 12
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Jun 22 Bartley Connolly             Rockland, Me                      D 12
Jun 30 Matthew "Matty" Baldwin      Augusta, Me                       D 12
Oct  6 Bartley Connolly             Augusta, Me                       D 15
Oct 27 Jimmy Briggs                 Portland, Me                      W 12
          -Some sources report "W 15"
Oct 30 Jimmy Briggs                 Saco, Me                          W 15
          -Perhaps, this is the 10/27/05 bout ?
Nov 17 Dave Deshler                 Augusta, Me                       W 15
Nov 27 Jimmy Briggs                 Chelsea, Ma                       W 15
          -Some sources report "Portland, Me"
Nov 30 John "Unk" Russell           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  4 Harry Lewis                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 25 Terry Martin                 Portland, Me                     LK 13
Dec 29 Kid Pantz                    Augusta, Me                      LK  9

1906
Jan 29 Kid Pantz                    Augusta, Me                      NC  3
          -Some sources report "LF 3"
Feb 16 Abe "Kid" Goodman            Biddeford, Me                    WF 11
Feb 26 Peter Sullivan               Augusta, Me                      LK  4
Apr 16 Tommy Quill                  Thornton, RI                      W 15
Apr 30 George Ashley                Providence, RI                    D 12
          -Some sources report "D 15" vs "Guy Ashley" at "Valley Falls, RI"
May 14 Frank "Young" Kenny          Gloucester, Ma                   LK  3
          -Some sources report "Southbridge, Ma"
Jun  5 Rudolph "Rudi" Unholz        Augusta, Me                       L 15
Jun 25 Frank "Young" Kenny          Augusta, Me                       D 15
Jul  2 Rudolph "Rudi" Unholz        South Berwick, Me               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Cote failed to show
Jul 24 Rudolph "Rudi" Unholz        Sanford, Me                       W 15
Jul 30 Rudolph "Rudi" Unholz        Old Orchard, Me                   D 15
Aug 10 Frank "Young" Kenny          Augusta, Me                       W 15
Aug 14 Fred Sidney                  Rockland, Me                      D 15
Sep 21 Harry Edels                  Haverhill, Ma                    WF  6
Sep 28 Peter Sullivan               Biddeford, Me                     D 10
          -Some sources report "D 9"
Oct  4 Frank "Young" Kenny          Lowell, Ma                        W 12
Oct 26 Tommy Lowe                   Providence, RI                    D 15
Nov  1 Rudolph "Rudi" Unholz        Lowell, Ma                        D  8
Nov 14 Frank "Young" Kenny          Haverhill, Ma                    LK  5
Dec 26 Terry Martin                 Portland, Me                     LK 13
Dec 28 Bartley Connolly             Rumford Falls, Me                LK  1
          -Some sources report "LT 2"

1907
Jan 21 Jack Williams                Augusta, Me                      LK  5
Feb 22 Charles Dwyer                Saco, Me                         KO  5
Mar 19 Jimmy Briggs                 Chelsea, Ma                      ND 10
Mar 22 Dave Deshler                 Augusta, Me                      ND  6
Apr 11 Jimmy Briggs                 New Haven, Ct                     D 15
Apr 19 Fred Sidney                  Saco, Me                          L  8
Apr 25 Kid Pantz                    Manchester, NH                    D 15
Jun 14 Fred Sidney                  Berlin, NH                        L 10
Jul  3 Jimmy Briggs                 Calais, Me                       LT  3
Sep 16 Fred Sidney                  Bar Harbor, Me                    W  6
           -Some sources report 9/19/07
Dec 27 Jimmy Briggs                 Lewiston, Me                      D  6

1908
Jan 10 Patsy Sweeney                Manchester, NH                   LT  2
Jan 31 Jimmy Briggs                 Biddeford, Me                     D  6
Mar  2 Kid Shea                     Augusta, Me                       D  6
Mar 23 Kid Shea                     Augusta, Me                       W  6
Apr  9 Young Kloby                  Lawrence, Ma                      W 12
May  7 Young Kloby                  Lawrence, Ma                      D 12
          -Some sources report "L 12"
Jul 15 Ollie Kalloch                Bar Harbor, Me                    D  6
Jul 31 Fred Sidney                  Bar Harbor, Me                    W  6
          -Sidney fought two rounds with a broken arm
Aug  6 Young Donohue                Bar Harbor, Me                    D  6
Nov  2 Tom Sawyer                   Portland, Me                      L  6
Dec 15 Dick Nelson                  Albany, NY                        D 10

1909
Jan 12 Dick Nelson                  Albany, NY                       ND 10
Feb 17 Abe "Kid" Goodman            Brockton, Ma                      D 12
          -Some sources report "Boston, Ma"
Feb 26 Andy Daly                    Biddeford, Me                     D  4
Apr 14 Jeff Doherty                 Webster, Ma                       D 12
Apr 19 Phil Brock                   Salem, Ma                        LK  6
May 21 Jimmy McCarthy               Cambridge, Ma                    TK  8
          -Some sources report "Boston, Ma"
Jun 14 Kid Henry                    Albany, NY                       LK  6
Nov 25 Frank Perron                 Woonsocket, RI                    L 10
Dec  6 Fred Wright                  Glens Falls, NY                   D 10
Dec 17 Abe "Kid" Goodman            Manchester, NH                    W 15

1910
Jan  1 Kid Mercier                  Biddeford, Me                     D  6
Jan 26 Tommy Bergin                 Augusta, Me                       D 12
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Jan 26 Tommy Bergin                 Augusta, NY                       L  6
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb  3 Charlie Sieger               Lawrence, Ma                      D  4
          -Police intervened
Feb 18 Kid Mercier                  Biddeford, Me                     D 12
Feb 22 Dick Nelson                  Manchester, NH                   LK  6
Mar 10 Bobby Wilson                 Utica, NY                         D 10
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Apr 28 Kid Wright                   Boston, Ma                        W  8
May 17 Paddy Sullivan               New York, NY                     LK  6
Nov 10 Kid Mercier                  Lawrence, Ma                     LK  2

1913
Feb 10 Tom Duchesne                 Newburyport, Ma                   D  8

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

1900
       George Phelan                Biddeford, Me                     W 10
          -This was an "Agreed Draw"

1901
       Larry McCormick              Portland, Me                      W 10

1904
Mar    Billy Armstrong              Berlin, NH                       KO 10

1909-1910
       Al McCoy                                                      ND  6

*** Photo And Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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