Frank Klaus

BORN    December 30 1887; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DIED February 8 1948; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT  5-7 1/2
WEIGHT  150-163 lbs
MANAGER  George Engel

Klaus was a short and stocky, two-fisted fighter who excelled at inside fighting; He was difficult to hold off and when he got inside, he was a terrific puncher; He was game and durable and could take it as well as dish it out; During his career, he won the Middleweight Championship of the World

Nat Fleischer ranked Klaus as the #6 All-Time Middleweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #9 All-Time Middleweight; Klaus was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1974

1904
       Jack Simcoe                Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  4
       Joe Morgan                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  2
       Caddy Miller               Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
       Frank Clarke               Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  4
       Frank Walton               Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  2

1905
Jan    Pat Hogan                  Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  4
Feb 25 Andy Diamond               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND   
          -Some sources report "KO 1"
Mar 26 Ned Chernoff               Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  6
Jun 25 Dick Given                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  6
Aug 24 George Frazier             in Ohio                           D  6 
Nov 12 Jimmy Frazier              Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  6
Dec 14 Mike Ward                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  4

1906
Jan 24 Frank Diamond              Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
May  8 Jack Bruce                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  6
Sep    an unnamed opponent        Lorain, Oh                       KO 34
          -This was a "private" fight
Oct  9 George Decker              Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6" on 10/09/06 
Oct 28 Dick Given                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  6
Oct 29 Tom Broderick              Ambridge, Pa                     TK  3
          -Some sources report "TK 2"
Dec 11 Paul Moore                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6" on 12/06/06 

1907
Jan 10 Paul Moore                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Dec 10 Paul Moore                 Pittsburgh, Pa                    W  6

1908
Mar 16 Alex Laird                 Latrobe, Pa                      KO  2
Mar 28 Billy Clark                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  4 Cub White                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  7 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 9/07/08
Sep  8 Dutch Zimmer (Zimmerman)   New York, NY                     KO  3
Sep 11 Jack Robinson              New York, NY                     ND  6
Sep 12 Billy Clark                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 16 Jack Robinson              New York, NY                     ND  6
Sep 25 Johnny Carroll             New York, NY                     ND  6
Oct 24 Jim Donovan                New York, NY                     KO  6
Oct 30 Kid Williams               New York, NY                     KO  5
Nov 16 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 28 Billy Clark                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Dec 22 Paul Moore                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6

1909
Jan 16 Tom Crawford               Pittsburgh, Pa                   TK  1
Feb  8 Jim Donovan                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 11 Pat Carney                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  1
Feb 18 Harry Mansfield            Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  3 Cy Flynn                   Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  3
Mar 18 Kid Silbe                  Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  2
          -Some sources report "Jack Williams"
Apr  5 Harry Mansfield            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 24 Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  6
May 15 Harry Mansfield            Philadelphia, Pa                 LF  2
May 15 Jim Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May 31 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 25 Hugo Kelly                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 17 Hugh McGann                Pittsburgh, Pa                   WF  3
          -Police intervened
Oct 26 Jack Rowan                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  2
Nov 11 Billy Papke                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 27 Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 18 Joe Thomas                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 21 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Boston, Ma                        W 12

1910
Jan  7 Billy Berger               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 18 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                        W 12
Mar 23 Stanley Ketchel            Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 29 Frank Mantell              Boston, Ma                       KO  9
          -Some sources report "KO 7"
Apr 12 Jimmy Gardner              Boston, Ma                        W 12
Sep 28 Frank Mantell              Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 29 Leo Houck                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 29 Jimmy Gardner              Boston, Ma                        L 12
Dec 15 Jack Abbott                Pittsburgh, Pa                   TK  5
Dec 20 Hugo Kelly                 Boston, Ma                        L 12 

1911
Jan 11 Billy Berger               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 31 Jimmy Gardner              Boston, Ma                        D 12
Feb  7 Willie Lewis               Bronx, NY                        TK  6
Feb 14 Leo Houck                  Boston, Ma                        W 12
Mar 28 "Montana" Jack Sullivan    Bronx, NY                        TK  3
Apr 11 Jimmy Gardner              Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
May  6 Bill McKinnon              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 15 "Montana" Jack Sullivan    Oakland, Ca                      KO  3
Jul  1 Vic Hansen                 Coalinga, Ca                     KO  8
Aug 17 "Cyclone" Johnny Thompson  New York, NY                     ND 10
Oct 12 Tommy Sullivan             Boston, Ma                       KO  2
Oct 18 Leo Houck                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  6 Jack Dillon                Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6

1912
Jan 15 Jimmy Howard               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 29 George "K.O." Brown        Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 22 "Sailor" Ed Petroskey      San Francisco, Ca                 W 20 
Mar 23 Jack Dillon                San Francisco, Ca                 W 20
May  3 Jack Dillon                New York, NY                     ND 10
Jun 24 Georges Carpentier         Dieppe, Fr                       WF 19
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by Europe)
Sep  9 Marcel Moreau              Aix-les-Bains, Fr                WF  4
Sep 21 Pietro Boine               Lyons, Fr                        KO  3

1913
Mar  5 Billy Papke                Paris, Fr                        WF 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
May 24 Eddie McGoorty             Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
May 29 Jack Dillon                Indianapolis, In                 ND 10
Jul  1 Jimmy Gardner              Boston, Ma                       KO  3
Sep 29 Eddie McGoorty             Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
Oct 11 George Chip                Pittsburgh, Pa                   LK  6
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Dec 23 George Chip                Pittsburgh, Pa                   LK  5
          -Early sources report this as a Middleweight Championship
           of the World bout

1918
Feb  7 Harry Greb                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   EX  3


*** Some Data Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***


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