"Denver" Jack Geyer
(John Lewis Geyer)

BORN   October 23 1883;  Putnam County, Ohio (Monroe Township)
DIED   January 27 1953; Detroit, Michigan (Buried: Grand Lawn Cemetery)
HEIGHT 6-0 1/2
WEIGHT 191-199 lbs
RACE   White; German-American

 

Jack spent his childhood in Putnam county, Ohio; he moved to Denver, Colorado, as a young man and stayed until approximately 1917; then, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, around 1917; he lived his final 16 years (approximately 1937-1953) in Detroit

During his life, Jack was a professional boxer, a Columbus, Ohio policeman, a bodyguard for Tom Mix, and a security guard for Ford Motor Company

Geyer was a big, strong heavyweight with a punch; He was a White Hope of the teens

1909
       August Brenny                                               KO  2
       Joe Kelly                                                   KO  1
       Mex Pachee                                                  KO  2
       Jim Smith                                                   KO  4
       Jim Johnson                                                 KO  7
       Joe Willis                                                  ND   
Nov  9 Joe Willis                     Los Angeles, Ca              LT 10
Nov 30 Joe Willis                     Los Angeles, Ca              ND 10

1910
       Frank Coleman                                               KO  1
       Joe Tracy                                                   KO  2
May 24 Ed "Gunboat" Smith             Oakland, Ca                   L 10
       Jack Edison                                                 KO  2
       Jack Dean                                                   KO  2
       Albert Coons                                                KO  3
       Jimmy McDonald                                              EX  8

1911
       Jack Vess                                                   KO  2
       Harry Miller                                                KO  2
Mar 17 Tommy Dugan                    Tulsa, Ok                    KO  1
Apr 28 Harry Wuest                    Tulsa, Ok                     W 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"
       Dan Shoemaker                                               KO  2
       Ed Lammers                                                  KO  3
Aug 15 Ed "Gunboat" Smith             Taft, Ok                     KO  9
       Al Solomon                                                  KO  1
Nov 13 Carl Morris                    New York, NY                 LT  9
Dec 15 Charles Horn                   San Francisco, Ca             L  4
Dec 29 Charlie Miller                 San Francisco, Ca             D 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"

1912
Jan  5 Ed "Gunboat" Smith             San Francisco, Ca             W 10
Aug  9 Frank Moran                    San Francisco, Ca             W  4
Aug 22 Soldier Elder                  Oakland, Ca                  KO  7

1913
Jan 24 Rufus "Rufe" Cameron           San Francisco, Ca             W  4
          -Some sources report "D 4" against "Jim Cameron"
Apr 18 Alfred "Soldier" Kearns        Buffalo, N                   LK  8
Jul  3 Carl Morris                    Denver, Co                    D 10
Sep  1 Fireman Harris                 Trinidad, Co                 KO 15
Nov  8 George "Boer" Rodel            Brooklyn, NY                 ND 10
Nov 21 George "One-Round" Davis       Buffalo, NY                  ND 10
          -Some sources report "KO 2"

1914
Jan  9 George "One-Round" Davis       Buffalo, NY                  KO  1
Jan 20 Dave Berry                     New York, NY                 KO  2
Mar  5 Jack "Twin" Sullivan           Buffalo, NY                  LF 10
          -Some sources report 3/07/14
May  5 "Fighting" Dick Gilbert        Denver, Co                    L 15
Sep  4 Carl Morris                    Dallas, Tx                   LT  3
          -Some sources report "NC 3"
Oct 23 Carl Wamer                     Ottawa, Ont, Can              W  9
Nov 26 Jack Reed                      Ottawa, Ont, Can             KO  9
Dec 25 Gabe Gulart                    Ottawa, Ont, Can             ND 10

1915
Jan 20 Gabe Gulart                    Lima, Oh                     ND 10
Feb 22 Al Williams                    West Baden, Oh               KO  6
May 24 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon          Cincinnati, Oh               LK  3
Jul  4 Al McCloskey                   Holgate, Oh                  KO  4
Aug  9 Gabe Gulart                    Defiance, Oh                  W 10
Sep  5 Dummy Bivins                   Troy, Oh                     KO  4
Oct 29 Jack Kelly                     Buffalo, NY                  ND 10
Nov  8 Battling Levinsky              Shenandoah, Pa               ND  6

1916
Jan 29 Fred Nesser                    Columbus, Oh                 KO  3
Mar 11 Fred Nesser                    Columbus, Oh                 ND 10
Apr 13 Jim Coffey                     New York, NY                 LK  5
Apr 24 Gabe Gulart                    Columbus, Oh                 ND 12
May 12 Battling Rambaud               Massillon, Oh                 W 10
Oct  9 Joe Bonds                      Denver, Co                    L  9
          -Some sources report "LT 9"
Nov 15 Joe Bonds                      Denver, Co                    D 15

1917
Jan  9 Jack Moran                     St. Louis, Mo                ND 12

1919
Jul  4 Frank Moran                    London, Eng                  LK  1
Aug 11 Dick O'Brien                   Columbus, Oh                  L 15
Oct  6 Dick O'Brien                   Columbus, Oh                  L 15
Oct 30 Frank Moran                    Pittsburgh, Pa               LK  8

1920
Jun 21 Dick O'Brien                   Charleston, WV               ND 10

1921
Dec 26 James "Tut" Jackson            Washington Court House, Oh    W 10

1922
Jan 12 James "Tut" Jackson            Washington Court House, Oh   LF  2
May  4 James "Tut" Jackson            Washington Court House, Oh   LK  6

1925
Jan 26 Tex Broad                      Steubenville, Oh             KO  5
Apr 27 Andy "Butch" Carr              Toledo, Oh                   LK  5 

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1911
Nov 22 Charles Horn                   San Francisco, Ca             L  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"

1915
Nov  9 Jack Kelly                     Buffalo, NY                  ND 10

1918
       Frank Moran                                                 LK  7

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