Klondike
(John Haines)

BORN   Fought mostly out of Chicago, Illinois
DIED February 1948; San Antonio, Texas
HEIGHT 6-0
WEIGHT 190-210 lbs

Klondike was a strong, muscular fighter who could hit hard but was not a clever boxer

During his career, Klondike defeated such men as Jack Johnson, Joe Goddard, "Denver" Ed Martin and Henry Baker

1898
Jan  7 Frank Childs               Chicago, Il                      LT  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
           Some sources report "KO 6"
Feb 26 Frank Childs               Chicago, Il                      LF  3
          -Some sources report "L 3";
           Some sources report "LT 4"
Nov 15 George Grant               Chicago, Il                       W  6

1899
Jan 30 Dan Bayliff                Chicago, Il                       W  6
Feb 24 Dick Woods                 Chicago, Il                      KO  2
Mar 31 Henry Baker                Chicago, Il                       W  6
Apr 29 Jim Fordy                  Chicago, Il                      KO  2
May  5 Jack Johnson               Chicago, Il                      TK  4
          -Reports vary - 5/06/99 - 5/08/99;
           Some sources report "TK 5"
May 12 George Grant               Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
May 27 "Scaldy" Bill Quinn        Chicago, Il                      TK  2
Jun 21 Joe Goddard                Chicago, Il                      WF  4
          -Some sources report 7/03/99 in "New York, NY"
Aug 11 Frank Childs               Chicago, Il                       L  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Oct 28 Frank Childs               Chicago, Il                      LK  3
Dec  8 George Lawler              Milwaukee, Wi                     W  6

1898-1900 
       Bill Stevens                                                KO  4
          -Perhaps, this man was "Charley Stevenson"

1900
Jan 27 "Denver" Ed Martin         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
Feb  2 Harry Peppers              Philadelphia, Pa                 NC  2
          -This bout was stopped; Both men were faking
Feb  5 Ed "Thunderbolt" Smith     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 17 Henry Brumm                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Feb 24 John Morley                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
          -Some sources report 2/24/00
Apr  7 Charley Stevenson          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/02/00
Apr 28 Rufus Graham               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  7 Henry Brumm                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
May 12 Charley Stevenson          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 21 Rufus Graham               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "ND 5"
Jun 25 Jack Johnson               Galveston, Tx                     D 20
          -Some sources report 6/28/00
Jul 17 Ed Denfass                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 20 Peter Maher                Trenton, NJ                      LT  5
          -Some sources report "LF 5"
Oct 16 Jim "Kid" Barnes           Chicago, Il                      KO  1
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Oct 30 Jim Brady                  Chicago, Il                       W  6
Nov  6 Joe Goddard                Chicago, Il                       D  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Nov 13 Jim Brady                  Chicago, Il                      TK  4
Dec 27 Jack Johnson               Memphis, Tn                      LT 14
          -Some sources report 12/28/00

1901
       Collier                    Victoria, BC, Can               SCH   
          -This bout was held; The outcome is not known;
           Police intervened
Dec 21 Bill Clarke                Chicago, Il                       W  6

1901-1902 
       an unnamed opponent        Chicago, Il                       W   
       an unnamed opponent        Chicago, Il                       W   
       an unnamed opponent        Chicago, Il                       W   
          -Some sources report that Klondike scored 
           three consecutive wins in Chicago, Il 
           against local heavyweights during Jan 1902

1902
Feb 15 Bill Clarke                Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report 2/16/02
Mar  1 Fred Russell               Chicago, Il                      LK  3 
          -Some sources report 3/01/03
Mar 15 Walter Johnson             Chicago, Il                       D  6

1903
May  8 Frank Mayo                 Beloit, Wi                        W  6
          -Police intervened
May 25 Tim Hurley                 Beloit, Wi                        W  4
May 25 Frank Mayo                 Beloit, Wi                        W  4
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "TK 4";
Oct  1 Frank Mayo                 Dubuque, Ia                      KO 12
Dec 26 John "Sandy" Ferguson      Chicago, Il                      LK  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"

1904
Feb 24 Frank Mayo                 Oelwein, Ia                      KO   
Apr 16 George Lawler              Houghton, Mi                     LF  5
Jul  6 Frank Childs               Houghton, Mi                     LK  8
Sep 15 Tom Foley                  Chicago, Il                       D 10

1906
Jun 14 Black Bill (Claude Brooks) Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1909
Jul 13 Sam Langford               Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  2 Sam Langford               Boston, Ma                       LK  2

1911
Jan 16 George "Kid" Cotton        Pittsburgh, Pa                   NC  5
          -Police intervened to stop a "boring" fight;
           Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa";
           Some sources report "L 5"

Undated
       "Denver" Ed Martin                                          LK  5
       Billy Warren                                                 W  6


*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***
 

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