Harry Forbes

BORN   May 13 1879; Rockford, Illinois
DIED December 19 1946; Chicago, Illinois
HEIGHT 5-4
WEIGHT 114-120 lbs

Forbes was a talented, smart boxer who was quick and scrappy and carried a decent punch; He fought in a period that was loaded with good bantamweight fighters

Among those he defeated during his career were Morris Rauch, Mike Bartley, Joe Sturch, Barney McCall, Maxie Haugh, Billy Barrett, Patsy Donovan, Jack Ward, "Torpedo" Billy Murphy, Billy Rotchford, Walter Bloom, Casper Leon, Abe Attell, Danny Dougherty, Tommy Feltz, Abe "Kid" Goodman, Billy Finucane, Biz Mackey, Frankie Neil, Jimmy Devine, Joe Cherry and Joe "Kid" Coster

1897
Jan 16 Joe Sturch                 Chicago, Il                       L  4
Apr 10 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                       W  6
May  1 Fred Wolf                  Chicago, Il                       W  4
Jul 10 Mike Bartley               Chicago, Il                      KO  2
Aug 28 Ned Hanlon                 Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Sep    Fred Woods                 Chicago, Il                       D  5
Oct 23 Joe Sturch                 Chicago, Il                       W  4
Nov    Eddie Carroll              Chicago, Il                       W  6
Nov 30 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Dec 12 John Gallagher             Chicago, Il                      KO  5
Dec 21 Billy Boyd                 Chicago, Il                       W  4
Dec 30 Barney McCall              Chicago, Il                       W  6

1898
Jan  8 Barney McCall              Chicago, Il                       D  6
Jan 18 Tom Cooney                 Chicago, Il                      TK  2
Jan 29 Johnny Ritchie             Chicago, Il                       L  6
Feb 28 Joe Bertrand               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Apr 22 Johnny Ritchie             Chicago, Il                       D  6
Jul 13 Barney McCall              Chicago, Il                      KO  4
Jul 18 Larry Lacey                Chicago, Il                      KO  4
Aug  6 Maxie Haugh                Brooklyn, NY                     KO  7
Aug 13 Billy Barrett              Brooklyn, NY                      W 10
Sep  2 Patsy Donovan              New York, NY                     TK  4
Sep 10 Jack Ward                  Brooklyn, NY                     WF  6
Oct  1 Terry McGovern             Brooklyn, NY                     LK 15
Oct  8 John Whittaker             Chicago, Il                       D  6
Oct 22 Casper Leon                Chicago, Il                       D  6
Nov  5 Jimmy Rose                 Brooklyn, NY                     WF 14
Nov 11 Syd Huntington             Milwaukee, Wi                    EX  4
Nov 16 George Hall                Chicago, Il                       W  6
Dec 10 Willie Purdy               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Dec 15 John Whittaker             Milwaukee, Wi                     W  6
Dec 19 Tim Callahan               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Dec 24 Eddie Sprague              Chicago, Il                       W  6

1899
Jan 30 "Turkey Point" Billy Smith Chicago, Il                       W  6
Feb  3 Billy Boyd                 Chicago, Il                       W  6
Feb 26 Tom Cody                   Chicago, Il                       W  6
Mar 11 "Turkey Point" Billy Smith Chicago, Il                       W  6
Mar 25 Eddie Sprague              Chicago, Il                       W  6
Mar 31 Eddie Lenny                Toronto, Ont, Can                 W 20
Apr 19 Kid Ryan                   Springfield, Il                   W  6
Apr 29 "Torpedo" Billy Murphy     Chicago, Il                       W  4
May  6 "Turkey Point" Billy Smith Chicago, Il                       D  6
May 29 "Turkey Point" Billy Smith St. Louis, Mo                    TK 13
Jul  4 Eddie Sprague              Bloomington, Il                  TK 12
Jul 28 Billy Rotchford            Chicago, Il                      WF  1
Aug 25 Billy Rotchford            Chicago, Il                       W  6
Sep 11 Eddie Lenny                Coney Island, NY                  D 25
Sep 19 Eddie Sprague              Peoria, Il                        W 12
Oct 18 Harry Whittingham          Racine, Wi                        W  6
Oct 20 Tim Callahan               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Dec  1 Oscar Gardner              Chicago, Il                       D  6
Dec 10 Tim Callahan               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Dec 18 Dan McMahon                Michigan City, In                ND  6
Dec 22 Terry McGovern             New York, NY                     LK  2

1900
Jan  6 Young Simister             Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Jan 20 Walter Bloom               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Jan 26 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Mar 17 Benny Yanger               Chicago, Il                      LK  5
Apr 22 Jim Ryan                   Kensington, Il                   KO  3
May 15 Fred O'Neil                Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Jun  1 Oscar Gardner              Chicago, Il                      LK  1
Jun  2 Young Herzog               Chicago, Il                      KO  3
Jun 15 Young Gustavson            Chicago, Il                      KO  3
Jul  4 Walter Bloom               Bloomington, Il                   W 20
Jul 26 Jack Ryan                  Aurora, Il                        D  6
Sep  6 Casper Leon                St. Joseph, Mo                    D 20
Oct 27 Casper Leon                Chicago, Il                       W  6

1901
Apr  2 Casper Leon                Memphis,Tn                       TK 15
Jun 30 Jack O'Keefe               Rockford, Il                      D 15
Sep  3 Mike Bartley               Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Nov  4 Abe Attell                 St. Louis, Mo                     W 15
Nov 11 Danny Dougherty            St. Louis, Mo                    KO  2
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Nov 23 John O'Donnell             Chicago, Il                      KO  2
Dec 19 Billy Rotchford            Chicago, Il                      KO  1

1902
Jan 23 Danny Dougherty            St. Louis, Mo                    KO  4
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Feb 27 Tommy Feltz                St. Louis, Mo                     W 15
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Mar 13 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Chicago, Il                       W  6
May  1 Johnny Reagan              St. Louis, Mo                     D 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Jun 13 Young Devaney              Denver, Co                        W 10
Jul  7 Billy Finucane             Chicago, Il                      TK  4
Jul 28 Mike Memsic                Chicago, Il                       W  6
Aug 11 Tommy Feltz                Chicago, Il                       W  6
Sep  4 Biz Mackey                 South Bend, In                   KO  2
Oct 11 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Oct 16 Chick Sullivan             Dubuque, Ia                      KO  1
Nov  3 George Halliday            Chicago, Il                      TK  1
Nov  3 Billy Finucane             Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 10 Abe Attell                 Chicago, Il                       D  6
Dec 23 Frankie Neil               Oakland, Ca                      TK  7
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1903
Feb 27 Andrew Tokell              Detroit, Mi                       W 10
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Mar 24 Johnny Kelly               Kansas City, Mo                  KO  9
Apr 13 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Apr 16 Biz Mackey                 Findlay, Oh                       W 10
Apr 20 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 26 Morris Rauch               Kansas City, Mo                   W 15
Jun 22 Danny Dougherty            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 13 Frankie Neil               San Francisco, Ca                LK  2
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Sep 10 Dennis "Kid" McFadden      Boston, Ma                       KO 10
Sep 18 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 14 Tommy Feltz                Detroit, Mi                       D 10
          -Some sources report 10/15/03
          Some sources report "D 20"

1904
Jan  4 Abe Attell                 Indianapolis, In                  D 10
Feb  1 Abe Attell                 St. Louis, Mo                    LK  5
          -Featherweight Championship of the World
Feb 13 Johnny Kelly               Chicago, Il                      KO  3
Jun 17 Frankie Neil               Chicago, Il                      LK  3
Sep  9 Mike Margovey              Denver, Co                       KO  3
Nov 25 Joe Cherry                 Saginaw, Mi                      KO 13
Dec  2 Paddy Nee                  Kalamazoo, Mi                     D 10

1905
Jan 27 Joe Cherry                 Saginaw, Mi                      KO  1
Feb 21 Paddy Nee                  Indianapolis, In                  W 10
May 10 Abe Attell                 Detroit, Mi                       L 10
Jun 15 Biz Mackey                 Findlay, Oh                       L 10
Sep  5 Bruce Shearer              Bloomington, Il                  KO  5
Oct 31 Young Garfield             Peoria, Il                       KO  3

1906
Mar  5 Tommy O'Toole              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 26 Morris Rauch               Springfield, Il                   D  6
Sep  4 Bruce Shearer              Chenoa, Il                       KO  4

1907
May 28 Tom Ryan                   Menominee, Mi                     W  6

1910
Feb  8 George Ramsey              Troy, NY                         KO  2
Feb 14 Joe "Kid" Coster           New York, NY                     KO  8
Feb 28 Abe Attell                 Troy, NY                         LK  7
Sep 11 Joe Hennessey              Chicago, Il                      KO  3
Oct 10 Sammy Kellar               Cleveland,Oh                     ND 10
Nov  8 Kid Hogan                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 21 Earl Denning               Windsor, Ont, Can                 W  8

1911
Jan 25 Mike Bartley               Fort Wayne, In                   KO  4
Mar 28 Johnny Coulon              Kenosha, Wi                      ND 10
Apr 18 Young Britt                South Bend, In                   KO  1
May  8 Young Fitzgerald           Gary, In                         KO  3
Jun 15 Joe Homeland               Janesville, Wi                   ND  8
Jul  4 Young Togo                 McAlester, Ok                     D 15
Jul 27 Joe Homeland               Aurora, Il                       KO  5
Sep  4 Earl Denning               Aurora, Il                       ND  6
Nov 14 Charley Goldman            New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov 17 Young Ketchel              New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov 30 Eddie O'Keefe              New Orleans, La                  ND 10

1912
Jan 22 Johnny Coulon              Kenosha, Wi                      LK  3
Jul 22 Oscar Williams             Paducah, Ky                      LK  2

1913
Sep 22 Paddy Meehan               Glen Cove, NY                    LK   


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


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