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Edward DeGroote

WEIGHT 155 lbs

Reportedly, DeGroote was a boxer in France before coming to the United States

Jun 18 Billy West                   Montgomery, Al                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; West did not show
Jun 18 Mat Carlson                  Montgomery, Al                   EX   
Jun 18 -DeGroote refereed some bouts between young boys

Jan 21 E.E. Seward                  Montgomery, Al                    W  5
          -Perhaps, this man was "Gene Seward";
           He used the name "Mike Sullivan" for this bout
Feb 15 Al Humphries                 Birmingham, Al                   KO  8
May 10 Gene Seward                  Montgomery, Al                   KO 14
Jun 10 David Parke                  Anniston, Al                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep  5 Al Humphries                 Birmingham, Al                   KO 11
Oct    Kid Langston                 Atlanta, Ga                      KO  6
Nov 16 Jim Martin                   Mobile, Al                       KO 14

Oct 30 Ed Rice                      Atlanta, Ga                      KO  1
Nov 28 Dave Pollard                 Lavonia, Ga                      KO 12
Nov 29 David Parke                  Abbeville, SC                   SCH   
Nov 30 David Parke                  Abbeville, SC                   SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled along with a play,
            "A Fight For Honor"; DeGroote was to act in the play
            and spar also
Dec    Kid Langston                 Birmingham, Al                   KO  9

Jan    Charles St. Clair            Macon, Ga                         D  6

Jan 27 -DeGroote played the part of a boxer in a play, "Terry, The Swell,"
           in Gaffney, SC
       Jimmy Scruggs                Atlanta, Ga                      KO  3
Apr  8 -Lexington (Va) Gazette reported that DeGroote was in Lexington
           and planned to organize boxing classes for students at VMI and
           Washington & Lee
Apr    Jimmy Scruggs                Lexington, Va                    KO  4
Jul  4 Jack Connor                  Huntington, WV                   KO 27

May 23 -Atlanta (Ga) Constitution reported that DeGroote's real name was
           Pearson Miller and he was the nephew of John D. Walker, a Sparta

*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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