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George "Kid" Decker
(George Aloysius Helmstead)

BORN December 20 1881; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DIED March 30 1956; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 5-5
WEIGHT 122-130 lbs
MANAGER Harold G. Maynes


 

 

1900
Jan  1 Jack Rice                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan  9 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  2
Feb  5 Frank Porter               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Feb 16 Jerry Daniels              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 26 Jack Rice                  Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  5
Mar 31 Arthur Joyce               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Joyce did not have a right hand;
           This bout was more of an exhibition
Jun 29 Phil Logan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul  7 Young Adams                Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
Jul 13 Young Foster               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 17 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                   WF  4
          -This man was not the famous boxer
Aug 31 Kid O'Donnell              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  1 Kid O'Donnell              Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  1 Tommy Murray               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  6 Yank Logan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  8 Kid O'Donnell              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 15 Young Lindsay              Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  2
Oct 20 Oliver Lewis               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Lewis was known as the "Gloucester Lamplighter"
Oct 27 Tody Banks                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 29 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -This man was not the famous boxer
Nov  3 John Henry Johnson         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  5 Tody Banks                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  8 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 10 Jack Magee                 Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  5
Nov 12 Johnny McKeever            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 20 Paddy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 30 Paddy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  8 Johnny McKeever            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 14 Arthur Brown               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 17 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 21 Harry Ruhlin               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1901
Jun 28 Philip Devine              Wilmington, De                      D  6
Sep 16 Jack "Kid" Astel           Wilmington, De                     TK  2
Oct 31 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  5 Young Hammond              Allentown, Pa                       W 10
Dec  6 Pat Hogan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 14 "Young" Kid Kelly          Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 16 Tommy Carey                Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 21 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 23 John Henry Johnson         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 27 Harry "Reddy" Wigmore      Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  2

1902
Jan 20 Lew Ryall                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 21 Tom Donahue                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  3 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  4 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  8 George Kunniche            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -This man was also known as "George Kinnicher"
Feb 18 Young Riley                Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 26 Young Jeffries             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 17 Pat Hogan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Mar 26 Jack Lansing               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  1 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  5 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 15 Billy Kolb                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 21 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May  6 Jimmy Casey                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 13 Kid Hammond                Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 27 Ed McCaffrey               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 19 Harry Ruhlin               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  4 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  6 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  7 George "Young" Mack        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  4 Phil Logan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 24 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 25 Jimmy Casey                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 12 Billy Berger               Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Dec 19 Billy Kolb                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1900-1903 
       Willie Lewis               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -This bout was held prior to 4/17/03

1903
Jan 16 Johnny "Spotty" Clifford   Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3
Feb  2 Billy Berger               Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  5
Feb  6 Danny Cain                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  9 "Young" Kid Griffo         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 12 Billy Mooney               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  5 Joe Mace                   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 16 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 23 Charles "Chick" Tucker     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 31 Lew Ryall                  Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Apr  3 Kid McLaughlin             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 13 Phil Logan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 16 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 27 Tony Moran                 Philadelphia, Pa                   WF  6
May 18 Art Prieur                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 28 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 19 Tony Moran                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 15 Johnny Marto               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 11 Jack O'Neil                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 29 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  5 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  9 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 19 William "Billy" Maharg     Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Dec  1 Eddie Haney                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 10 Harry Lenny                Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Dec 26 Joe Fairburn               Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  4
Dec 28 Johnny Marto               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1904
Jan  2 Charles "Chick" Tucker     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  1 Jack McIntyre              Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
Feb  8 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 13 Jack Hamilton              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  1 Eddie Hanlon               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 10 Lew Ryall                  Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Mar 26 Hugh Dougherty             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 11 Eddie Lenny                Chester, Pa                        ND  6
Apr 25 Benny Yanger               Chicago, Il                         L  6
May 14 Hugh Dougherty             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 21 Chester Goodwin            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  9 Tommy "Kid" Love           Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Aug 12 Jack McClelland            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 16 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 21 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 22 William "Billy" Maharg     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 12 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  8 William "Billy" Maharg     Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
1905
Jan  7 Jack Hagan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 31 Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 18 Harry Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 29 Terry McGovern             Milwaukee, Wi                      EX  3
Mar 31 Jack "Young" O'Leary       Milwaukee, Wi                       D  8
Apr 22 Young Donohue              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 16 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 28 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 30 Johnny Marto               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1906
Feb 26 Farmer "Kid "Dorbett       Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held
Feb 26 Walter "Kid" Parker        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 13 Young Wittman              Baltimore, Md                       D  6
Apr  9 Walter "Kid" Parker        Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 18 Kid Gleason                Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6
Apr 23 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 25 Young Rambo                Philadelphia, Pa                   LK  2
Apr 30 Jimmy Dunn                 Sharon, Pa                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           It had been rescheduled three times;
           It was finally called off
Oct  9 Frank Klaus                Pittsburgh, Pa                     ND  6

1907
Jan 18 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 23 Jack O'Neil                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 13 Tommy Lowe                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 14 Johnny Allen               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul  4 Tom Campbell               Omaha, Ne                           D 10
Sep 23 Matthew "Matty" Baldwin    Brooklyn, NY                       ND  6
Nov 18 Frankie Madden             New York, NY                       LT  6

1908
Feb 26 Willie Cornell             Norwalk, Ct                        ND  8
Mar  9 Johnny Summers             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 30 Matthew "Matty" Baldwin    Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 25 Tommy O'Keefe              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 21 Joe Bedell                 New York, NY                       ND  6
Nov 17 Willie Riley               Boston, Ma                          L 10
Nov 19 Leo Houck                  Lancaster, Pa                      ND  6

1909
Jan 25 Jesse Schaffer             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  8 Terry Fitzgerald           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 15 Terry Fitzgerald           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 29 Johnny Hogan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 24 Terry Fitzgerald           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1910
         -Decker was boxing coach at University of Connecticut

1912
Apr 14 "Young" Jack O'Brien       Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  8 Bobby Williams             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1913
Feb 14 Happy Davis                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1914
Jun 10 Ed Campi                   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  3

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

1901
Mar    Jerry Flannigan            near Philadelphia, Pa              KO 11

1902
Jan  1 Sammy Smith                                                    L 10
       Charles "Chick" Tucker     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1903
Mar 18 Art Prieur                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -This is likely a reference to the 5/18/1903 bout

1906
       Tommy Devlin               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

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