Morris Harris

HEIGHT 5-10 (Some sources report over 6-0)
WEIGHT Heavyweight - Light Heavyweight

Harris was quite active in the East and Philadelphia, in particular, during the first decade of the past century; He fought many of the best men around and held his own

During his career, Harris defeated such men as "Cyclone" Bill Larry, Bob Long, Black Bill (Claude Brooks), George Gunther, Chuck Carleton, Al Kubiak, Tom Overby and George "Kid" Cotton

1903
Nov 26 "Cyclone" Bill Larry        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  3 "Cyclone" Bill Larry        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 14 "Cyclone" Bill Larry        Chester, Pa                      ND  6
Dec 31 "Cyclone" Bill Larry        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1904
Jan  9 Big Rube                    Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Jan 11 George Childs               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Childs was known as the "Baltimore Bully"
Jan 20 "Cyclone" Bill Larry        Lancaster, Pa                    TK  6
Mar 14 Ed Gross                    Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Mar 25 Charles Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 11 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 18 "Cyclone" Bill Larry        Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Nov 25 "Cyclone" Bill Larry        Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Dec  2 Bob Long                    Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Dec  9 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Dec 19 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1905
Jan  5 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  2 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 10 Jim Jeffords                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 16 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  2 Peter Maher                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed
Jul 13 Jack Johnson                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3
          -Some sources report "LK 1"
Dec 25 Peter Maher                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3

1906
Jan 12 Charles Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  9 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 17 Joe Phillips                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Apr 20 Charles Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1907
Jan  2 Jim Jeffords                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 24 Al Johnson                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Jan 31 Al Johnson                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report different dates
Apr 12 George Cole                 Altoona, Pa                      ND  6
May 30 Sammy Campbell              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  7 Charles Stevenson           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 17 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Aug 15 John "Sandy" Ferguson       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3
Sep 30 Joe Jeannette               Rochester, NY                    LT 13
          -Some sources report 10/13/07 in "Philadelphia, Pa"
Dec 12 John "Sandy" Ferguson       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
Apr 30 John "Sandy" Ferguson       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 23 George Cole                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6 
Sep 24 George Gunther              New York, NY                     KO  1
Oct  2 Tony Ross                   Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  9 Tony Ross                   Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  7 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1909
Mar 29 Sam Langford                Brooklyn, NY                     LT  7

1910
Feb 17 Tony Ross                   New Castle, Pa                   ND 12
          -Some sources report 2/14/10
Mar  8 Dan "Porky" Flynn           Boston, Ma                        L  8
          -Some sources report 3/09/10
May  3 Dan "Porky" Flynn           Boston, Ma                        L 12
          -Some sources report 5/04/10
May 23 "Battling" Jim Johnson      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 10 Chuck Carleton              New York, NY                     TK  4
          -Some sources report "KO 2" on 6/11/10
Jun 24 Al Kubiak                   Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Jul  1 Joe Jeannette               New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug 26 Tom Overby                  New York, NY                     KO  2
Sep 20 George "Kid" Cotton         Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 30 Joe Jeannette               New York, NY                     ND 10
Nov 17 Tom Overby                  Allentown, Pa                    TK  2
Dec  6 Sam Langford                Boston, Ma                       LK  2

1911
Feb  9 George "Kid" Cotton         New York, NY                     KO  7
Feb 18 George Cole                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 10 Tony Ross                   Rochester, NY                    ND  6
Apr 25 Jim Smith                   New York, NY                     ND 10 
May 19 Jim Smith                   New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun 15 Jim Smith                   New York, NY                     LT  7
Oct  5 Tony Ross                   New York, NY                     LT  3
Dec 28 Chuck Carleton              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1912
Jan 12 Chuck Carleton              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 29 Chuck Carleton              Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
Feb 19 Joe Jeannette               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3
Mar 18 Chuck Carleton              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 19 John "Sandy" Ferguson       Boston, Ma                       LK  2
Nov 12 Tom Overby                  Hazleton, Pa                     LT  2

1914
Feb 19 Bob McAllister              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3


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

1907
Jun 11 Joe Jeannette               New York, NY                     LT  4


*** Much Data Provided By Luckett Davis and Kevin Smith ***

*** A Photo Provided By William Schutte ***


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