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Rosario "Kid" Locke
(Rosario Lucca; "Kid" Lucca)

BORN March 6 1887; Messina, Sicily
DIED December 1, 1943; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
HEIGHT 5-4
WEIGHT  118-130 lbs

 

1901-1902
          -Locke boxed as an amateur with a 3-7 record

1902
Sep  4 Bill Wolf                   Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  4
Oct  1 Frank Dillon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct  8 Jimmy Kelly                 Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  2
          -Some sources report "Tommy Kelly"
Oct 15 Kid Kennedy                 Philadelphia, Pa                  LF  4
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Oct 22 Billy Mooney                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 25 Young Mullen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 20 Todo Moran                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 27 Todo Moran                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1903
Jan  1 Harry Allen                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 15 Johnny Eden                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -This man was not "Johnny Eagan"
Feb 12 Kid Jackson                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 17 Kid Mullen                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 18 Rox "Young" Maguire         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 22 Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 25 Kid Lincoln                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  1 Rox "Young" Maguire         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  9 Johnny White                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 30 Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep  4 Young Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                  LT  4
          -Locke injured a hand
Oct 17 Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 28 Jack McClain                Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Dec 29 Kid Jackson                 Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  1

1904
Jan  7 Jimmy Meade                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -This man was not "Joe Meade"
Jan 12 Sammy Robinson              Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  1
          -Robinson fought "Joe Locke"
Jan 14 Bob "Kid" Uhler             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 15 Jack Lansing                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Was this man "Young Jack Langdon" ?
Jan 18 "Mexican" Jim Lee           Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Jan 21 Rox "Young" Maguire         Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  5
Jan 25 Billy Manning               Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Jan 28 Joe "Kid" Dempsey           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -This man was "Nelson Schemo (Young Dempsey)";
           Dempsey was in the hospital after this bout
Feb  1 Bob "Kid" Uhler             Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Feb  8 Frank "Kid" Beebe           Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Feb 15 George "Young" Mack         Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Feb 17 Billy Manning               Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Feb 22 Kid Allen                   Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Feb 25 Jack McClain                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar  7 Griff Jones                 Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Mar 10 Jack Ward                   Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  5
Mar 17 Charles Kelly               Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  5
Mar 24 Griff Jones                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 14 Griff Jones                 Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Apr 18 Harry Hafner                Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Apr 20 Kid Smith                   Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  1
          -Smith was from Cleveland, Oh
Apr 21 Todo Moran                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 28 Kid Gilbert                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/29/1904
May  5 Kid Gilbert                 Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
May 13 Kid Allen                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 30 Mike Loughlin               Chester, Pa                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun  2 George Walker               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun  9 Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 16 Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 23 Harry Lewis                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 30 "Philadelphia" Jimmy Devine Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  7 Jack McClain                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 11 Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 18 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy       Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -This bout was not held 7/09/1904
Jul 21 "Philadelphia" Jimmy Devine Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 23 Charles "Kid" Curley        Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 27 Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug  4 Tommy "Kid" Love            Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug 12 Johnny Marto                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep  8 Tommy "Kid" Love            Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 19 Eddie Lenny                 Chester, Pa                       ND  6
Oct  1 Charles "Chick" Tucker      Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct  6 Johnny White                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov  1 Johnny Allen                Chester, Pa                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov  3 Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 17 Phil Logan                  Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Nov 18 Jimmy Simister              Wilmington, De                    ND  6
Nov 21 Harry Lewis                 Reading, Pa                       ND 10
Dec  8 Phil Logan                  Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Dec 29 Frank "Kid" Beebe           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1905
Jan  5 Johnny Kelly                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 13 Phil Logan                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 14 Johnny Dohan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 28 Johnny Dohan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb  1 Sammy Myers                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 11 Jack Lowery                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 21 Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 23 George Walker               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 25 Frank "Kid" Beebe           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar  3 Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 31 Johnny Marto                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 10 William "Billy" Maharg      Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 20 John "Unk" Russell          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 30 John "Unk" Russell          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug  3 John "Unk" Russell          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug 24 Harry Lewis                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep  4 Johnny Marto                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 14 Jack Roller                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 15 Tommy Connolly              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 20 Ambrose "Amby" McGarry      Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 22 John "Kid" Gleason          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 28 Billy Willis                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct  9 Billy Willis                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 12 John "Unk" Russell          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 23 Austin Rice                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec  6 Jack McClain                Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Dec  7 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 25 Tommy Mowatt                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1906
Jan 13 Jack O'Neil                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 25 Jack O'Neil                 Philadelphia, Pa                  LT  4
          -Some sources report "L 3"
Apr 26 Ambrose "Amby" McGarry      New York, NY                      ND  4
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
May  3 Tim Callahan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 17 Jack O'Neil                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 24 Tim Callahan                Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Jul  9 Tommy Burke                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 18 Kid Stinger                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 26 Tommy Burke                 Phoenixville, Pa                   W  4

1907
Jan 31 Billy Kolb                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb  7 Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 21 Battling Kelly              Lancaster, Pa                     LF  4
          -Some sources report "TK 4"
Feb 28 Joe Dunn                    Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  5
Mar  2 Eddie Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 14 Tommy Lowe                  Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Mar 28 Tommy "Kid" Love            Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 28 Tommy Lowe                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 11 Young Loughery              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 25 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  6 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 13 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 16 Tommy Lowe                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 31 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 12 Jack Reardon                Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Jun 17 Jimmy Bonner                Nanticoke, Pa                     ND  6
Jul 25 Harry Lewis                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3
Aug  8 Harry Lewis                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3
Sep  5 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 11 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 19 Kid Stinger                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 20 Abe Bloom                   Philadelphia, Pa                  LT  3
Sep 26 Young Loughery              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 10 Jimmy Bonner                Tamaqua, Pa                       ND 10
Oct 26 Joe Sieger                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 28 Jack O'Neil                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec  5 Kid Stinger                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 16 Jimmy Bonner                Nanticoke, Pa                     ND  6
          -Some sources report 12/17/1908
Dec 21 Billy Willis                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1908
Jan  2 Freddie Welsh               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 16 Eddie Carter                Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Jan 30 Eddie Carter                New York, NY                      ND  6
Mar 26 Abe Herman                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr  2 Mickey Gannon               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 16 Abe Herman                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 21 Tim Callahan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun  4 Fred Corbett                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun  9 Kid Wilson                  Montreal, Que, Canada              D  6
Jun 11 Jack Rowan                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 25 Young Loughery              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  1 Herman "Kid" Stein          New York, NY                      ND  6
Jul  2 Abe Herman                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug  6 Harry Ferns                 New York, NY                      ND  6
Aug 24 Billy Glover                Lymansville, RI                    D 15
Aug 26 "Fighting" Dick Nelson      New York, NY                      ND  6
Sep 17 Joe Sieger                  New York, NY                      ND  6
Oct  5 Young Otto                  New York, NY                      ND  6
Nov 12 Joe Sheppard                New York, NY                      ND  6
Nov 19 Charles "Twin" Miller       Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec  9 Billy Herman                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1909
Jan  4 Frank "Young" Kenny         Lymansville, RI                    D 15
          -Some sources report "Frank Kearney"
Jan 29 Charles "Twin" Miller       Allentown, Pa                     ND 10
Feb  3 Kid Black                   Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 15 Abe Herman                  Sunbury, Pa                       ND  6
Feb 16 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  2
Feb 18 Leo Houck                   Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6
Feb 24 Billy Kolb                  Plymouth, Pa                      ND 15
Mar  2 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar  6 Eddie Murphy                Boston, Ma                         L 10
          -Some sources report 3/08/1909
Mar 16 Eddie Carter                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 20 Jimmy Dolan                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 29 "Young" Kid Broad           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 19 Eddie Carter                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 29 Charles "Twin" Miller       Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  1 Tommy Coyne                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  3 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 31 Dennis Tighe                Plymouth, Pa                       D 10
Jun 16 Tommy Coyne                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 22 Dennis Tighe                Scranton, Pa                       D 10
Aug  5 "Young" Kid Broad           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report 8/04/1909
Aug 19 Charles "Twin" Miller       Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug 25 Patsy Reardon               Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  3
Aug 26 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep  2 Young Erne                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 29 Willie Lucas                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 11 "Young" Kid Broad           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 15 Ralph Erne                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 30 Ben Douglas                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 13 Harry Cutch                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 20 Harry Cutch                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec  7 Jack Denning                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report 12/05/1910
Dec 16 Leo Houck                   Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6

1910
Jan  6 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 21 Owen McCarthy               Plymouth, Pa                       W 20
          -Some sources report 1/20/1910;
           Some sources report "ND 20"
Jan 27 Charles "Twin" Miller       Allentown, Pa                      L 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Feb  7 Barney "Young" Ford         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report 2/04/1910
Mar 10 Albert "Buck" Crouse        Pittsburgh, Pa                    ND  6
Mar 30 Willie Lucas                Easton, Pa                        ND 10
Apr 25 Joe Kline                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report "Joe Klein"
Apr 30 "Young" Kid Broad           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  7 Al Hawkins                  Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  3
          -Some sources report 5/04/1910
May 30 Johnny Hogan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  7 Jack McCarron               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 29 Kid Berger                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3
          -Some sources report "Kid Pierce"

1911
Nov 13 Young Wagner                Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  ND 10

1913
Feb 27 Eddie Gibbs                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 20 Preston Brown               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  1
Mar 27 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 10 Emmett "Kid" Wagner         Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  ND 10

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

Undated
       Tommy Connors               in Panama                         EX  4
       Frankie Fleming             Montreal, Que, Canada              L  6
       Frankie Fleming             Montreal, Que, Canada              L 10

1902
Oct    Ralph Mancuso               Philadelphia, Pa                  EX  4
Oct    Harry Allen                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct    Willie Daly                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 15 Young Wilkes                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  2
Nov    Kid Eagan                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov    Kid Lincoln                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1903
Feb    Kid Lincoln                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb    Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 17 Frank "Kid" Carsey          Oshkosh, Wi                       LK  8
Jul 21 "Philadelphia" Jimmy Devine Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
       Kid Webster                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
       Frank Dillon                Chester, Pa                       ND  6
       Rox "Young" Maguire         Chester, Pa                       ND  6
       Rox "Young" Maguire         Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  5
       Kid Lincoln                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
       Kid Webster                 Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  2
       Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
       Marty "Kid" Henry           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
       Jack Durane                 Rosemont, Pa                      KO  4
       Kid Eagan                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1904
Jan    Kid McCoy                   Chester, Pa                       KO  4

1905
Jan 19 Marty "Kid" Henry           Philadelphia, Pa                  EX  4
Jan 23 William Jester              New Castle, Pa                    LK  1
          -Jester fought a man who claimed to be "Kid Locke";
           Was he this "Kid Locke" ?
Mar 17 Jimmy Lee                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 27 William "Billy" Maharg      Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  9 Joe Grim                    Hammonton, NJ                     EX  3
Jul 15 Johnny Allen                Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 13 Ambrose "Amby" McGarry      New York, NY                      ND  3

1906
Jan 17 Tommy Connolly              New York, NY                      ND  4
Jun  7 John "Kid" Gleason          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 15 Kid Stinger                 Lancaster, Pa                     ND  6

1907
Jan 24 Eddie Carter                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 30 Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul  7 Joe Sieger                  New York, NY                      ND  6
Aug 22 Abe Herman                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 30 Gint Hollywood              Coaldale, Pa                      EX  4

1908
Feb 15 Herman "Kid" Stein          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  3 Jack Rowan                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 16 Joe Sheppard                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 10 Tommy Connolly              New York, NY                      ND  6
Dec 16 Joe Sheppard                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1909
Jan 15 Kid Haney                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 16 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa                  KO  1
Mar 23 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 12 Jimmy Dolan                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 17 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 15 Willie Lucas                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 26 Ralph Erne                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 23 Barney "Young" Ford         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1910
Feb  8 "Young" Harry Lewis         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar  7 Barney "Young" Ford         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr  7 Johnny Hogan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 16 Joe Kline                   Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug  7 Johnny Hogan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 11 "Young" Kid Broad           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 14 Al Dewey                    Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1911
Mar 17 Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  4 Eddie Gibbs                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun    Johnny Ryan                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep    "Young" Kid Broad           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct    Johnny Hogan                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1912
Feb    Eddie Gibbs                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar    Buck Lincoln                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1915
       Johnny Swartz               Laurel Springs, (?)               KO  3

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