Frank Erne
(Erwin Erne)

BORN   January 8 1875; Dottington, Zurich, Switzerland (Moved to Buffalo, New York as a child)
DIED September 17 1954; New  York, New York
HEIGHT 5-5 3/4
WEIGHT 118-134 lbs
MANAGERS Eddie Franklin, Bobby Smith
RECORD 34-6-13 (15 KO, 3 ND)

Erne was a very good boxer who began fighting in 1891 and did not lose a contest until 1897 inspite of having bouts against Joe Gans, George Dixon, Young Griffo, "Solly" Smith, Casper Leon and George Siddons during those years

At his peak, he was a highly skilled fighter as evidenced by his wins over Gans, Dixon, George "Kid" Lavigne, Dal Hawkins, George "Elbows" McFadden and "Chicago" Jack Daly

Erne carried a good punch along with his excellent boxing talent and is another capable fighter who never received just credit for his skills

*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1891
Nov  4 Charles Kumpf              Buffalo, NY                       W  3
Nov  4 Eugene O'Donnell           Buffalo, NY                       W  3
Nov  4 Louis Callahan             Buffalo, NY                       W  3
Nov  4 Oscar Simon                Buffalo, NY                      TK  2
          -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date

1892
Mar  7 Jimmy Warren               Buffalo, NY                       W  3
Mar 12 Ward                       Buffalo, NY                       D  3

*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1891
Nov 18 Johnny Warren              Buffalo, NY                       W  4

1892
Mar 17 James McCarthy             Buffalo, NY                       W  6
Sep 29 John Roy                   Buffalo, NY                      TK  5
Oct 27 John Roy                   Buffalo, NY                      KO  4
Nov 25 Maxie Haugh                Buffalo, NY                     SCH     
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed;
           Erne was ill
Dec  8 Maxie Haugh                Buffalo, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1892-1893
       Jack Davis                                                  TK  5
       Jim Daly                                                    EX   

1893
Jan 26 Joe Diebold                Buffalo, NY                       D 23
Nov 27 Skip Krieger               Buffalo, NY                       W  3

1894
Jan  7 John L. Sullivan Jr.       Buffalo, NY                      TK  2
          -Police intervened
Feb 24 Walter Campbell            Buffalo, NY                      ND  4
Mar 17 Buck Kennedy               Buffalo, NY                      ND  4 
Mar 31 Fred Warner                Buffalo, NY                       W  4
Apr  7 Hiram Goldman              Buffalo, NY                       W  4
Apr 14 Tommy Dixon                Buffalo, NY                       W  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Apr 21 Pat Schultz                Buffalo, NY                       W  4
May  8 Dan Maloney                Buffalo, NY                      TK  1
May 12 George Siddons             Buffalo, NY                       W  6
          -Most observers thought Siddons won
Jun 16 George Siddons             Buffalo, NY                       D 10
Aug 11 Alec Sloan                 Buffalo, NY                       W  4
Oct  2 Solly Smith                Buffalo, NY                       D 10

1895
Jan 22 Joe Leonard                New York, NY                     KO  2
Feb 12 Jerry Marshall             New York, NY                    SCH    
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Feb 21 -Erne sailed for England with his manager, E.K. Franklin, 
           where he arrived on Mar 3; He may have sailed on Feb 20
Mar  9 Pat Perry                  London, Eng                       W  4
          -Some sources report "Bill Perry"
Jun  8 Casper Leon                New York, NY                     ND   
Jun 15 George Dixon               Coney Island, NY                SCH    
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; 
           Police intervened
Jun 24 George Dixon               Jersey City, NJ                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled; 
           Authorities prevented it
Jun 27 Sam Callahan               New York, NY                    SCH    
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 15 Joe Craig                  Jersey City, NJ                  TK  3
Aug 26 Jack Skelly                Maspeth, NY                      KO  7
Oct  4 Jack Skelly                New York, NY                     TK  9
Dec  5 George Dixon               New York, NY                      D 10
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Dec 20 Young Griffo               Buffalo, NY                       D  4
Dec 28 Frank Zimpher              New York, NY                     EX  3

1896
Mar 12 Joe Gans                   New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
           Gans' weight was too heavy by 3 pounds
Mar 30 Jack Downey                Maspeth, NY                       D 10 
Apr 23 Larry Burns                Buffalo, NY                      KO  5
May 23 Jack Downey                Brooklyn, NY                      D  8
Jun 29 Jack Downey                Brooklyn, NY                      D 12
Nov 27 George Dixon               New York, NY                      W 20
          -Some sources report this as a Featherweight 
           Championship of the World contest

1897
Feb 20 Martin Flaherty            New York, NY                      L 20
Mar 24 George Dixon               New York, NY                      L 25
          -Early sources report this as a Featherweight 
           Championship of the World contest; It was not
           held 4/07/97
Apr 19 Joe Hopkins                Buffalo, NY                       W 19
          -Some sources report "TK 19"
Sep 13 Larry Becker               Buffalo, NY                      KO  5
Oct  2 Jim Popp                   Toronto, Ont, Can                 D 20
Nov 29 Jack Downey                Buffalo, NY                       D 20

1898
Apr 25 Harry Lemons               Buffalo, NY                       W 20
Sep 12 George "Kid" Lavigne       New York, NY                    SCH   
          -Lightweight Championship of the World;
           This bout was scheduled but not held; 
           Police intervened 
Sep 28 George "Kid" Lavigne       New York, NY                      D 20
          -Lightweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY";
           Some sources report "Coney Island, NY"

1899
Mar  3 Dal Hawkins                San Francisco, Ca                KO  7
May  9 George "Elbows" McFadden   New York, NY                      W 25
          -Some sources report "W 20"
Jul  3 George "Kid" Lavigne       Buffalo, NY                       W 20
          -Lightweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report "New York, NY"
Dec  4 "New York" Jack O'Brien    Coney Island, NY                  D 25
          -Lightweight Championship of the World

1900
Feb  9 "Chicago" Jack Daly        Chicago, Il                       W  6
Mar 23 Joe Gans                   New York, NY                     TK 12
          -Lightweight Championship of the World
Jul 16 Terry McGovern             New York, NY                     LT  3
          -Erne floored McGovern in round one
Aug 30 Tom Couhig                 Buffalo, NY                       D  6

1901
Sep 23 James "Rube" Ferns         Fort Erie, Ont, Can              LK  9
          -Some sources report this as a Welterweight 
           Championship of France contest

1902
Mar 17 James "Curley" Supples     Fort Erie, Ont, Can              KO  6
          -Some sources report this as a Lightweight 
           Championship of the World contest
Mar 21 Gus Gardner                Chicago, Il                       W  6
May 12 Joe Gans                   Fort Erie, Ont, Can              LK  1
          -Lightweight Championship of the World
Jun 24 Jim Maloney                London, Eng                      KO  7
Nov 26 Jimmy Britt                San Francisco, Ca                LK  7

1903
May 18 Warren Zubrick             Buffalo, NY                      WF 10
          -Some sources report this bout held at
           Fort Erie, Ont, Can

1908
Feb    Robert "Curley" Watson     Paris, Fr                         W 10
          -Some sources report this as a Welterweight 
           Championship of France contest

*** Assistance Was Provided By Bob Caico ***

*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko  ***

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