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Charlie Norton
(Charles S. Norton)

BORN   December 22 1852; Birmingham, England (Fought out of Newark, New Jersey and Paterson, New Jersey)
DIED May 3 1899; Newark, New Jersey
(Some sources report May 5 1899)
HEIGHT 5-6 1/2 (Some sources report 5-6 1/4)
WEIGHT 132-140 lbs

Norton was sometimes referred to as the Lightweight Champion of America; He was a boxing instructor in Birmingham, England before coming to America

During his career, Norton defeated such men as Alf Heath, Young Nixey, Mike Johnson and Jim Frawley

       George Kemp                in England                       KO  9

       Jem Carney                 in England                        W   
       Samuel "Pat" Perry         in England                        W   
       Jimmy Highland             in England                        W   
       Bill Davis                 in England                        W   
          -The previous 4 bouts were held during the 1870's

       Bradley                                                    SCH   
          -Lightweight Championship of England;
          This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Bradley paid forfeit

Feb  8 Jimmy Highland             Northfield, Eng                  LK 36
          -This bout was held near "Birmingham, Eng"

       Samuel "Pat" Perry         St. Helena Gardens, Eng           D 38
          -Lightweight Championship of England;
          This bout was held near Birmingham, Eng

       Barney Malady                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Authorities arrested both men

       Harry Hicken                                               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held
May 24 Alf Heath                  Baltimore, Md                    TK  8
          -Lightweight Championship of America;
          Some sources report "Fred Heath";
          Some sources report "TK 6"
May 30 Charlie Scott              Baltimore, Md                     W  4
Nov 18 Mike Mullery               Providence, RI                    D 30
Dec 25 Billy Madden               Providence, RI                    D  7

Feb    Mike Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
May    -Norton challenged George Fulljames to a bout for the 
          vacant Lightweight Championship of America; Fulljames 
          declined; Norton claimed the Lightweight Championship
Nov    Bryan Campbell                                             SCH   
          -Lightweight Championship of America;
          This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Negotiations fell through

Feb 27 Dan Doherty                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Apr 19 Billy Madden               Hoboken, NJ                      EX   
Apr 24 Dan Doherty                New York, NY                     EX   
Apr 27 Edward McGlinchey          New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 16 Jim Frawley                Coney Island, NY                 TK  3
          -Frawley claimed a foul; Police intervened
Jun 28 Dan Doherty                Newark, NJ                       EX   
Nov 10 Jim Ryan                   New York, NY                     EX   
Dec    Pete McCoy                 New York, NY                     EX   

Dec 13 George Taylor              New York, NY                     EX   

Jan 28 Jem Goode                  New York, NY                      D  4
Feb 25 Young Nixey                New York, NY                      W  3
Mar 13 Mike Mullery               Newark, NJ                       EX   
Mar 26 Young Nixey                Boston, Ma                       EX   
Aug 21 Harry James                Ansonia, NY                      EX   

          -Norton retired for one year

       Jack Burgess                                                 L   

Mar  4 Tom Henry                  New York, NY                     EX   

Jan 27 Patsy Kerrigan             Bridgeport, Ct                   EX  4

Jan  3 Johnny Reagan              Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 24 Hugh Doherty               Brooklyn, NY                     ND  3
May  1 Hugh Doherty               Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3

Mar  4 Pete McCoy                 Elizabeth, NJ                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Dec    Young Mitchell             New York, NY                     LT  1
          -Some sources report "Newark, NJ";
          Some sources report "L 1"

Feb 15 Frank Moore                Boston, Ma                       EX   
May  6 Jimmy Carroll              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND   
Jul 15 Mike Leary                 New York, NY                     EX   

Dec 14 Dan Keefe                  New York, NY                     EX  3

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte and Hunter Claypatch ***

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