Charlie Goff

BORN    December 31 1876; Harrisburg, Oregon (Fought out of Mechanicville, New York)
HEIGHT  5-10
WEIGHT  155-165 lbs

Goff was a tall middleweight who was quite scrappy; He had a short career but a fairly good one; He was not a power hitter but had a long reach that was rather difficult to get past

During his career, he defeated such men as Charley Johnson, Fred Morris, Paddy Gorman, Billy Hennessey, Tom "Stockings" Conroy, Jim Watts, Dick Moore and Jim Franey

1894
Dec 16 C.S. Lambert               Fairfield, Ct                     W 12

1895
Apr 26 Grant Baxter               Marshfield, Ma                    D 10
          -Some sources report 4/26/96;
          It is not clear where this bout took place
Nov 17 Chippie Howell             Gold Beach, Or                    W 17

1896
May 20 Ben Schuyler               Medford, Or                       W  6
May 27 Ben Schuyler               Jacksonville, Or                  W  7
Jun  3 Ben Schuyler               Medford, Or                       D  7
Dec  3 Flynn Baker                San Francisco, Ca                 W  3

1897
Feb  2 Patsy Corrigan             San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
Mar  6 Ned O'Melia                Oakland, Ca                       D  8
Apr 14 Burt Johnson               San Francisco, Ca                KO  2
Jul 14 Ned O'Melia                San Francisco, Ca                KO  3
Sep 23 George Byers               Hartford, Ct                      D 12
Nov 22 Paddy Gorman               Yonkers, NY                       W 10
          -Some sources report "KO 10"

1898
Jan 18 Tom "Stockings" Conroy     Troy, NY                          W 20
Feb    Gus Ruhlin                 Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
Jul  9 Billy Hennessey            Brooklyn, NY                     TK  4
          -Some sources report "KO 2" on 7/11/98;
          Some sources report "W 10"
Aug 15 Jack Bonner                Coney Island, NY                 LT 18
Dec  3 Dick Moore                 Brooklyn, NY                     KO  3

1899
Jan 17 Jim Watts                  Sandusky, Oh                      W 14
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "Jim Otts"
Feb 13 Charley Johnson            Cincinnati, Oh                    W 10
Feb 28 Teddy McMahon              Troy, NY                         KO  1
Apr  3 George Byers               Brooklyn, NY                     LT  2
Apr 20 Tom Williams               Yonkers, NY                      TK  1
          -Some sources report "W 1"
Jun 16 Jim Franey                 San Francisco, Ca                KO  9
          -Some sources report 6/17/99;
          Some sources report "W 19"
Jul 20 George Green               San Francisco, Ca                LK 19
          -Some sources report "LK 11"
Sep 25 Paddy Purtell              Denver, Co                       LT  7
          -Some sources report 9/27/99;
          Some sources report "L 6" on 9/29/99
Nov 13 Fred Morris                Troy, NY                         KO  3
Dec 21 Geoff Thorn                Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2

1900
Jan 16 Dick Moore                 Troy, NY                         LK  4
Mar 13 Dick Moore                 Troy, NY                         KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 7"
Apr 14 Billy Hanrahan             Brooklyn, NY                     LK  1
May  2 George Gardner             Utica, NY                        LT  7
Aug  4 Billy Bunker               Brooklyn, NY                      W  1
          -Police intervened; Bunker was down four times;
          Some sources report "KO 4"
Aug 29 Gus Ruhlin                 New York, NY                     EX  3

1901
Jul    Robert Hodge               Grand Forks, BC, Can             KO  2
Nov  2 Gus Ruhlin                 Redwood City, Ca                 EX   
Nov  5 Gus Ruhlin                 San Francisco, Ca                EX   

1924
Dec    -Some sources report that a certain Charles Goff
          was a a police captain in San Francisco, California
          and had just been appointed the Chief Federal 
          Prohibition Enforcement Officer for all of California;
          It also mentioned that he had fought a "KO 2" in
          1899 against Geoff Thorn, English Middleweight 
          Champion

*** Photo And Some Data Were Provided By Alan Knox ***
 

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