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Joe Fairburn

BORN   Fought out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT.. 5-4 1/2
WEIGHT 122-127 lbs
 

Fairburn was a tough competitor, a "Philadelphia" fighter; Fighting in a period of mostly "No Decision" bouts, Joe was the better man in the vast majority of these contests

He defeated such men as Elwood McCloskey, Danny McMahon, Kentucky Rosebud (Walter Edgerton) and Jack Kelly

1896
       Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                    W  4
Sep  7 Billy Whistler             Philadelphia, Pa                    L  6
Oct 15 Jack Kelly                 Philadelphia, Pa                    W  6
Nov 12 Billy Whistler             Philadelphia, Pa                    D  6
Nov 19 Paul Dime                  Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Dec 17 Joe Bernstein              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1897
Jan 21 Danny McMahon              Philadelphia, Pa                    W  6
Feb  1 Fred Wright                Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Feb  8 Tommy White                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  1 Billy Burris               Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Mar  8 George Holland             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 22 Crocky Boyle               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May  3 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 20 Andy Rambo                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND 12
Nov 22 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 20 Elwood McCloskey           Athens, Pa                          W 15

1898
Jan 29 Joe Bernstein              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 30 Harry Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 12 Oscar Gardner              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  5 Elwood McCloskey           Frankfort, Pa                      ND  6

1899
Jan  7 Jerry Marshall             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 21 Danny McMahon              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 21 Young Pluto                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 18 Kentucky Rosebud           Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
          -This man was "Walter Edgerton"
Apr  7 Ned "Kid" Broad            Brooklyn, NY                        D 10
Apr 29 Jack "Doc" Hamilton        Brooklyn, NY                        D 20
May 13 Joe Cain                   Brooklyn, NY                        D 20
Oct  7 Joe Cain                   Brooklyn, NY                        D 20
          -Some sources report "D 25"
Nov 11 Marty McCue                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 15 Jack McClelland            Pittsburgh, Pa                      L 20
Dec  9 Eddie Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1900
Jan 20 Marty McCue                Brooklyn, NY                        D 20
          -Some sources report "D 25"
Jan 26 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   LK  6
          -Some sources report "LK 3"
Mar  9 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  2
Oct 20 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 21 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1901
Dec 20 Eddie Lenny                Savannah, Ga                       LK 13

1902
Jan  4 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  1 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  5 Cole Watson                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  8 Crocky Boyle               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "EX 6"
Apr 19 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 29 Luke McAnnany              Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  6
          -Some sources report "LF" ; Police intervened

1903
Mar 18 Eddie Lenny                Savannah, Ga                       LT 16
Dec 26 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  4

1904
Sep 16 Jack Hagan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  4 Jack Hagan                 Frankfort, Pa                      LK  1
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"


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


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

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