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Young Corbett I
(George Green)

BORN January 6, 1872; San Francisco, California (Some sources report 1/06/1873)
HEIGHT 5-8
WEIGHT 122-145 lbs

 

Corbett (Green) was a very talented fighter who could box or punch; He lost only to the best men and had long, grueling battles of many rounds against Joe Walcott, Tommy Ryan, "Mysterious" Billy Smith, Al Neill and Paddy Smith; He was considered by many to be the Welterweight Champion during his career

Corbett defeated such men as "Mysterious" Billy Smith, Tom Tracey, Dan Creedon, Danny Needham, Billy "Shadow" Maber, Frank McConnell, Charles McKeever and Owen Ziegler

Undated
       Jack O'Brien                                                   W  3
       Charles Hillery                                                W  2

1889
Nov 14 Billy Kramer               San Francisco, Ca                   W  5
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Nov 15 E.S. Toadvin               San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
          -Some sources report "William Todavin"; Corbett won the 
           Featherweight Competition in a Boxing Tournament

1890
       Charles Strong                                                 W  3

1891
       Billy Dooley                                                   W  4
       Jack Strong                                                    W  5

1892
       Billy Dooley                                                   W  4
       Frank Gilbert                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Gilbert did not show
Aug    Jim Whalen                 San Francisco, Ca                   D 16
          -Some sources report "KO 10"
Dec    Jack Ring                  Lake County, Ca                    KO  2
          -Some sources report "Jack King"

1893
Jul 31 "San Fran" Paddy Smith     Roby, In                           LT 28
          -Some sources report 7/24/93

1894
       Jack Smith                                                    KO  5
          -Some sources report 1891
       Billy O'Brien                                                 KO  2
          -Some sources report 1891
Sep  6 Frank Kelly                Colma, Ca                          TK 12
          -Some sources report "Spider Kelly";
          Reports vary - "W 12" - "W 14";
          Police intervened
Nov 29 Frank Kelly                Tacoma, Wa                         KO  4

1895
Mar    -William Brady was trying to arrange a bout between Corbett
         and Young Griffo
May  4 Mike Coyle                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
May  6 Jim Holmes                 Coney Island, NY                   TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 7";
          Some sources report "W 8"
May 11 -Corbett was scheduled to spar in Philadelphia, Pa
Jun 15 Eddie Pierce               Coney Island, NY                   KO  3
          -Some sources report "NC 3";
          Police intervened
Jun  8 Billy Vernon               New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun    -Parson Davies, manager of Harry Pigeon, was trying
          to arrange a bout between Pigeon and Corbett
Jun 27 Jim Foley                  New York, NY                       EX  3
          -Some sources report "KO 3" vs "Jack Foley" in 1891
Jul  2 Billy Vernon               New York, NY                        D  5
          -Corbett floored Vernon in round five;
          Vernon's corner yelled "foul";
          The referee called the bout a "draw"
       Tom Hayes                                                     KO  2
          -Some sources report "Jack Hayes" in 1891
Jul 19 Billy "Shadow" Maber       Baltimore, Md                      KO  7
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, Md"
Jul 27 Charles McKeever           Sea Isle City, NJ                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled

1896
Feb  8 Danny Needham              San Francisco, Ca                  TK  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
May  1 Owen Ziegler               San Francisco, Ca                   W 10
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Aug  1 Bob McArthur               San Francisco, Ca                  ND  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Oct  8 Tom Tracey                 San Francisco, Ca                   W 10
       Ed Stockball                                                  KO  1

1897
Jan 23 Willie Lewis               Paso Robles, Ca                    KO  2
          -Some sources report "Billy Lewis" in 1896
Feb 25 Jim Corbett                Shaw's Hot Springs, Nv             EX   
Mar 17 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   Carson City, Nv                    TK 12
          -Some sources report "W 11";
          Some sources report "W 12"
May 26 Charles McKeever           San Francisco, Ca                   W 15
          -Some sources report "W 16"
Sep 26 Joe Walcott                San Francisco, Ca                  LK 18
          -Some sources report 8/26/97
Nov 10 Owen Ziegler               San Francisco, Ca                  KO  1

1898
Feb    Billy Gallagher            San Francisco, Ca                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 21 Joe Choynski               San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
          -This was a sparring contest
Feb 25 Tommy Ryan                 San Francisco, Ca                  LT 18
          -The verdict was not "L 18 "
Jun 17 Joe Silverthorn            Vancouver, BC, Can                  W  6
          -Some sources report "W 5";
          Some sources report "WF 6"
Jul 28 Jim Corbett                Asbury Park, NJ                    EX   
Jul 29 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   New York, NY                        L 25
Sep 23 Frank McConnell            San Francisco, Ca                  KO 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Dec 30 Dan Creedon                San Francisco, Ca                   W 20

1899
May 31 Al Neill                   San Francisco, Ca                   L 20
Jul 20 Charlie Goff               San Francisco, Ca                  KO 19
          -Some sources report "KO 11"
       Paddy Purtell                                                 KO  6
Nov 24 Al Neill                   San Francisco, Ca                  LT 20
          -Some sources report "L 20"

1900
Nov 30 Phil "Soldier" Green       San Francisco, Ca                  KO 16

1901
Oct 10 Tommy Ryan                 Kansas City, Mo                    WF  6

1902
Jan 30 Tommy Ryan                 Kansas City, Mo                    LK  7

1909
Jun 19 Kid Krantz                 Colma, Ca                           D 10
Jul  5 Russell Kane               Grass Valley, Ca                    L   


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1907
Jan 16 Joe Gans                   Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3


*** Much Data Was Provided By Luckett Davis ***
*** Photo And Some Data Was Provided By Alan Knox ***

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