Eddie Palmer

BORN   1892; New Orleans, Louisiana
HEIGHT 5-9
WEIGHT 142-156 lbs
MANAGER   John A. Tholmer

Palmer, a native of New Orleans, arrived in Philadelphia in August of 1911; In two years of action in Philadelphia clubs, he held his own with such men as Young Erne, "Young" Tommy Coleman, Joe Borrell, Jim Hosic, Emmett "Kid" Wagner and George "Kid" Ashe

His most impressive bouts were his two contests with future the light heavyweight champion, Battling Levinsky; Palmer knocked his man down

1910
       Congo Kid                                                    D 10

1911
Jan 25 Kyle Whitney               Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Mar 20 Congo Kid                  New Orleans, La                   D 10
Apr  3 Indian Joe                 New Orleans, La                   D 10
       -Some sources report "W 10"
Aug  9 James Phillips             New Orleans, La                  KO  9
       -Some sources report "KO 4"
Aug 16 Congo Kid                  New Orleans, La                   W 10
Aug 29 Black Dixie                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Sep  5 Kid Tracey                 Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Sep 12 Freddie Kelly              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 19 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  8 "Young" Tommy Coleman      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       -Some sources report 10/03/11
OCt 17 Joe Sieger                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 31 "Italian" Joe Gans         New York, NY                     KO  4
Nov 13 Peck Miller                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 16 Kid Henry                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 30 George "Kid" Ashe          Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2
       -Some sources report 11/25/11
Dec  8 See-Saw Kelly              Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4

1912
       "Young" Tommy Coleman      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 23 Farmer Harris              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 13 Emmett "Kid" Wagner        Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
       -Some sources report "KO 6"
Feb 26 Jim Smith                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       -Some sources report "Jeff Smith"
Mar  4 Jack Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  5 Emmett "Kid" Wagner        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 12 Battling Levinsky          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       -Palmer knocked Levinsky down
Apr 22 George "Kid" Ashe          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  2 George "Kid" Ashe          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  3 Battling Levinsky          Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 ND 10
       -Some sources report 4/29/12
May 21 "Young" Tommy Coleman      New York, NY                     ND 10
Jul  2 Joe Borrell                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  6 Cyclone Williams           Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
       -Some sources report "KO 3"
Aug 15 Willie Adams               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 18 Joe Borrell                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 23 Billy Misch                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Sep 26 "Young" Tommy Coleman      New York, NY                     ND  6
       -Palmer claimed the Colored Welterweight Championship
           of the World
Oct 25 Jim Hosic                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 13 "Young" Jack Johnson       New Orleans, La                 SCH   
       -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  9 Kid Harris                                                  EX   
       -Harris died after sparring with Palmer

1914
       "Young" Tommy Coleman      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  4 Kyle Whitney               New Orleans, La                   W 20
          -Colored Welterweight Championship of the World;
           The title was presented by the Orleans Athletic Club
       Kyle Whitney               New Orleans, La                  KO 16
       One Round Sylvester        New Orleans, La                   W 20
       "Young" Jack Johnson       New Orleans, La                   W 20
       One Round Charlie          New Orleans, La                  KO  6
       One Round Charlie          New Orleans, La                  KO  3
Sep 14 Kyle Whitney               New Orleans, La                   W 20
Oct 14 Jack Hannibal              New Orleans, La                  KO  8

1915
Feb 15 "Young" Gorilla Jones      New Orleans, La                   L 20 
          -Colored Welterweight Championship of the World
May  1 Willie Langford            New Orleans, La                  KO 14
          -Colored Middleweight Championship of the World;
           The title was presented by the Tulane Athletic Club
       Britt Simms                Memphis, Tn                      KO  3
       Christy Williams           Memphis, Tn                       W 20
Aug  2 Jack Blackburn             Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Dec 31 "Young" Kid McCoy          New Orleans, La                  KO  4
          -Colored Middleweight Championship of the World

1916
Jan  7 Gus Walton                 New Orleans, La                  KO  1
Jan 21 "Young" Kid McCoy          Dallas, Tx                       KO  6
          -Colored Middleweight Championship of the World
       "Young" Gorilla Jones      McElroy, La                      KO  8
May 19 Jamaica Kid                New Orleans, La                   L 15
          -Colored Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 18 Kid Irish                  Salt Lake City, Ut                W  6
Nov  6 Jack Downey                Salt Lake City, Ut                L  6
Nov 27 Jack Downey                Salt Lake City, Ut                W  6
Dec  7 Jimmy Darcy                Portland, Or                      L  6
Dec 14 Frank Parslow              Portland, Or                     TK  4
Dec 22 Jimmy Darcy                Portland, Or                      L  4
Dec    Alex Trambitas             Portland, Or                      W  6

1917
Jan 12 Nicholas Simpson           San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
Jan 19 Jack Clark                 San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Jan 26 Nicholas Simpson           San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Jan 28 Joe Coughlin               San Francisco, Ca                KO  2
Feb  2 Battling Ortega            San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Feb  9 Joe Coughlin               Oakland, Ca                      KO  2
Feb 16 "Oakland" Frankie Burns    San Francisco, Ca                TK  3
Feb 23 "Mexican" Kid Carter       San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
Mar  2 "Mexican" Kid Carter       San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Mar  9 Valley Trambitas           San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
Mar  9 Jimmy Darcy                San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
       -Different sources report the previous 2 bouts
        on the same date
Mar 30 Battling Ortega            San Francisco, Ca                 L  4 
Jun 13 Jack Clark                 Oakland, Ca                       L  4
Aug  3 Jack Downey                San Francisco, Ca                 L  4
Dec  7 Jack Downey                Crockett, Ca                      D  4

1918
Jan    Frank Barrieau             Emeryville, Ca                    L  4
Apr  5 Jack Fitzgerald            Sacramento, Ca                    W  4

1919
Oct    Jules Sarpy                New Orleans, La                  TK  3
Oct 31 "Young" Gorilla Jones      New Orleans, La                   L 15

1920
Sep 28 Battling Ortega            Oakland, Ca                       L  4

1921
Oct 23 Battling Ortega            Juarez, Mex                      KO 14
Dec 13 Battling Ortega            Tulsa, Ok                        KO  1
Dec 20 Joe Luke                   Houston, Tx                      ND  8

1922
Feb  8 Battling Ferdie            New Orleans, La                  KO  2
Feb 17 Battling Ferdie            New Orleans, La                  KO  2
Sep 12 "Evansville" Jack Ray      Nashville, Tn                     W  8
Oct    Oscar Batiste              Nashville, Tn                     W  8
Nov 11 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers   Memphis, Tn                       L  8
Dec 13 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers   New Orleans, La                  LT 10

1925
Aug  7 Sailor Darden              New Orleans, La                   L 15

Record courtesy of Kevin Smith, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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