George Gunther
(the "Australian Kangaroo")

BORN   March 24 1881; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DIED August 9 1959; Newark, New Jersey
HEIGHT 5-7 1/4 (Some sources report 5-7 1/2)
WEIGHT 145-170 lbs

Gunther possessed fast hands and fast feet; He was quick and shifty and punched well; If one goes by the knockouts he scored in the unconfirmed bouts he had in Australia and those bouts prior to 1904, it is clear that he must have been a very stiff puncher; Gunther never hesitated to get into the ring with anyone

George defeated the following quality men during his career - Billy Hill, Dave Holly, Larry Temple, Andy Watson, Fred Cooley, "Cyclone" Bill Warren, Charlie Knock, Harry Lewis, Joseph "Jewey" Smith, Matthew "P.O." Curran, Gaston Pigot and Blink McCloskey

1904
       John E. Butler             Cambridge, Ma                    KO  5
Oct 24 Jack McKeever              Cambridge, Ma                    KO  1
Oct 31 Jimmy Betts                Cambridge, Ma                    KO  2
Dec  5 Walter Burgo               Cambridge, M                     KO  2
Dec  6 Billy Hill                 Lawrence, Ma                      W 12
          -Some sources report "KO 12"

1905
Jan  2 Charlie O'Rourke           Boston, Ma                        L 10
Jan 20 Sam Langford               Chelsea, Ma                      LT 11
Mar 13 Sam Langford               Portland, Me                      L 12
          -Some sources report "D 12"
Mar 24 Charlie O'Rourke           Lawrence, Ma                      D 12
Apr 17 Andy Watson                Portland, Me                      W 12
          -Some sources report "D 12"
May 10 Charlie O'Rourke           Chelsea, Ma                      KO 10
       Alf Greenwood              Beaver Falls, Pa                  W 15
          -Perhaps, this man was "Allie Greenwood"
       Alf Greenwood              New Castle, Pa                    W  6

1906
Jan    Neill "Mull" Bowser        New Castle, Pa                    W  6
Jan 10 Larry Temple               New Castle, Pa                    D 12
          -Some sources report 1/09/06
Jan 31 Jack Blackburn             New Castle, Pa                    L 10
Feb  7 Jack Blackburn             Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 20 Larry Temple               Beaver Falls, Pa                 TK 13
          -Some sources report 4/12/06
Jun 26 George Cole                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  5 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  3 Young Mahoney              New Castle, Pa                   ND 12
Sep 29 Butch Zember               Beaver Falls, Pa                 KO  5
Oct    Dave Holly                                                  KO  4
Nov  1 Dave Holly                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 12 Sam Langford               Valley Falls, RI                  L 12
Nov 29 Sam Langford               Haverhill, Ma                    LT  3
          -Some sources report "LT 4"

1907
Feb  7 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  9 George Cole                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 19 Tony Caponi                New Castle, Pa                   ND 12
Mar 15 George Cole                Altoona, Pa                      ND  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Mar 21 Jack Graham                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Apr 18 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  2 George Cole                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 10 Harry Smith                Lorain, Oh                        D 10
May 15 Jack Blackburn             New York, NY                     ND 10
May 23 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  4 Billy Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 11 Terry Martin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 21 George Cole                Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 28 Mickey McDonough           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 25 Mike Donovan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  6 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  5

1908
Jan  9 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 16 Terry Martin               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 20 Eddie Chambers             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 27 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 20 Larry Temple               Boston, Ma                        D  8
May 28 Eddie "Kid" Butts          Newport, RI                       W 10
Jun 18 Jack Blackburn             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  3 Tommy Crawford             Dunkirk ????                      D 12
       Frank Jeffries             Galeton, Pa                       W  6
       Frank Jeffries             Galeton, Pa                      KO  3
Sep 24 Morris Harris              New York, NY                     LK  1
Oct  5 Bartley Connolly           Portland, Me                      D  6
Oct 31 George Cole                Brooklyn, NY                     ND  6
Nov 11 Al Kubiak                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 11/12/08

1909
Jan 19 John Wille                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 30 Al Kubiak                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 10 Tony Ross                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  4 Curley Ulrich              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  4 Walter Whitehead           Duluth, Mn                        D 15
          -Some sources report "Superior, Wi"
       Ben Tremble                Bemidji, Mn                      KO  4
       Fred Cooley                Superior, Wi                     KO  2
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
       Joe Mattjoy                Bovie, Mn                        KO 14
          -Some sources report "KO 12"
       Walter Whitehead           Superior, Wi                     ND 11
          -Police intervened
Dec  4 Hazel Fischer              London, Eng                       W 20
Dec    Herbert Hall               London, Eng                       L  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Dec 20 Seaman Broadbent           London, Eng                      KO  3
       Herbert Hall               London, Eng                       W 20

1910
Jan  3 Joe "Gunner" Mills         London, Eng                      KO  5
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Jan  9 Harry Croxon               London, Eng                      KO  5
Jan 17 "Cyclone" Bill Warren      London, Eng                       W 20
Jan 24 Charlie Knock              London, Eng                       W  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3";
          Some sources report "KO 4"
Apr 15 Herbert Hall               Hackney, Eng                     LF 10
       Harry Duncan               Liverpool, Eng                   LF 10
Aug 29 "Cyclone" Bill Warren      Liverpool, Eng                    W 20
Oct 11 Bill Cockayne              Paris, Fr                        KO  3

1910-1911
         Joseph "Jewey" Smith       Paris, Fr                        KO  7
          -Reports vary - 12/28/10 - 12/28/11 - Jan 1911 ???

1911
Jan 27 Gunner Hewitt              Paris, Fr                        LF  7
          -Some sources report "LF 6"
Feb 11 Seaman Parsons             Paris, Fr                        TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"
Apr  8 Willie Lewis               Paris, Fr                         D 20
May 13 Young Loughrey             Paris, Fr                         D 15
May 27 Harry Lewis                Paris, Fr                         W 20
Nov 25 Matthew "P.O." Curran      Paris, Fr                         D 20

1912
Jan 18 Charles "Kid" McCoy        Paris, Fr                         L 10
          -Some sources report 1/10/12
Feb    Matthew "P.O." Curran      Nice, Fr                          W 10
Mar  9 Charlie Knock              Paris, Fr                        KO  2
          -Some sources report "KO 8"
Apr  4 Georges Carpentier         Paris, Fr                         L 20
          -EBU Middleweight Championship of Europe
May  2 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)    Liverpool, Eng                   LF 15
May  8 Marcel Moreau              Paris, Fr                         L 10
          -Some sources report "L 12"

1913
Jan  4 Art Wyns                   Paris, Fr                        TK  4
Jan  8 Eugene Stuber              Paris, Fr                         D 10
Jan 31 Gaston Pigot               Nice, Fr                         TK 12
Mar    Max Ludo                   Marseille, Fr                    KO  5
Mar 17 Georges Carpentier         Nice, Fr                          L 15

1914
Jun  6 Harry Reeve                London, Eng                       L 15

1915
Jan 28 Blink McCloskey            London, Eng                       W 20
Feb 22 Harry Reeve                London, Eng                       L 20

1917
Jul 23 Jackie Clarke              Pittsfield, Ma                   ND 12


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

1899
       Dummy Knox                 in Australia                     KO  3
       Joe Flinton                in Australia                     KO  2
       Tom Gridley                in Australia                     KO  1
       Joe Flinton                in Australia                     KO  1
       Sailor Sam                 in Australia                     KO  2
       Mike Murray                in Australia                     KO  3
       Joe Baker                  in Australia                     KO  3
       Billy Carroll              in Australia                     KO  2
       Johnny Rindels             in Australia                     KO  3
       an unnamed opponent        in Australia                     KO  5
       Jack Burley                in Australia                     KO  2
       Charles Brown              in Australia                     KO  4
       Owen Stevens               in Australia                     KO  6
       Owen Stevens               in Australia                     KO  2
       Billy Murray               in Australia                     KO  8

1900
       Bob Lee                                                     KO  1
       Billy Chote                                                 KO  2
       Danny Barry                                                 KO  2
       Ned White                                                   KO  5
       Joe Allen                                                   KO  7
       Joe Allen                                                   KO  2

1901
       Bob Lee                                                     KO  3
       Kenny O'Hearn                                               KO  4
       Kenny O'Hearn                                               KO  2
       Black Dave                                                  KO  5
       Sailor Joe                                                  KO  6
       Sammie Lions                                                KO  4
       McDougal                                                    KO  2
       the "London Iron Man"                                       KO  4

1902
       Dave Redding               Honolulu, Oahu, Hi               KO  3
       Sailor Savage              Honolulu, Oahu, Hi               KO  4
       Jim Griffin                Honolulu, Oahu, Hi               KO  3

1903
       Jack Dreamer               Seattle, Wa                      KO  1
       Jack Langley               Seattle, Wa                      KO  3
       Ike Stewart                Seattle, Wa                      KO  5
       Pete Wallace               Seattle, Wa                      KO  2

1912
Feb 25 Willie Gould               in Argentina                     LK   
Mar    "Cyclone" Billy Warren                                       W 10
Apr    "Cyclone" Billy Warren     Birkenhead, Eng                   W 20
       Bernard                    Paris, Fr                         L 10
       Tom Leary                  Paris, Fr                        LF  6
       Battling LaCroix           Dinan, Fr                        TK  9

1914
       Max Robert                 Dinan, Fr                        TK  9


*** Most Data Provided By William Schutte ***


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