George Fulljames

BORN   February 13 1852; London, England
DIED September 23 1888; Grand Forks, North Dakota
(killed by a man named Barrett;
Buried: September 26 1888; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Brookside Cemetery)
HEIGHT 5-4 1/2
WEIGHT 122-156 lbs

George Fulljames article by Lou Eisen

Fulljames was a clever, scientific boxer; His father owned a saloon in England (called "Old Horseshoe") that was frequented by Tom Sayers, John Heenan, Tom King and Jem Mace

During his career, Fulljames defeated such men as Sam Bittle, Mouse Olbright, Pat Gallagher and Billy Trotter

       Sam Bittle                                                   W   

       Young Spider               London, Eng                      TK 14

       Mouse Olwright             in England                        D   
          -Police intervened
       Mouse Olwright             in England                       TK 73
       Young Cousins (Jacko)      in England                        D 33
          -Some sources report "Young Cozzens";
           Police intervened
       Young Glover               in England                       KO   

       Young Collins              in England                        W   
Jun 30 Jack King                  Toronto, Ont, Can                 D 18

Apr 19 Frank White                New York, NY                      D  5
          -This bout ended in a row
May    -Fulljames was challenged by Charlie Norton 
           to a bout for the vacant Lightweight Championship
           of America; Fulljames declined; Norton claimed
           the Lightweight Championship

Dec 14 Denny Costigan             New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 23 Frank White                New York, NY                      L  7

Mar  4 Pat Gallagher              New York, NY                      W 14
          -Police intervened
Mar 19 Marcellus Baker            Boston, Ma                       EX  3

          -Fulljames challenged Jack King and Harry Gilmore;
           Each man refused

Mar  6 -Fulljames seconded Billy Dacey vs. "Nonpareil" Jack
           Dempsey at Coney Island, NY
Jul 14 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   near Baltimore, Md              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Authorities prevented it
Jul 22 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Oak Island, NY                  SCH   
          -Both men were present but Fulljames decided not to fight
           with such a strong Dempsey crowd on hand at the obscure
Jul 30 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Great Kill, NY                   LK 22
          -Middleweight Championship of America
Aug 13 Tim McCarthy               Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Sep 16 Harry Gilmore              Toronto, Ont, Can                 D  3
          -Lightweight Championship of Canada;
           Police Intervened; Some sources report "L 2"

Apr 30 Billy McLean               Detroit, Mi                      EX  3

Feb    Jack Grace                 Seattle, Wash Territory          LF 13
Aug 25 Billy Trotter              Grand Forks, ND                  WF  6
Sep 23 Boxcar Casey               Grand Forks, ND                  LK   
          -Some sources report "Young Barrett";
           Some sources report "Tom Bannon"

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte and Lou Eisen ***

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