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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Black Dynamite

Kentucky Rosebud
(Walter Edgerton)

BORN   November 18 1856; Raleigh, North Carolina (Some sources report November 18 1854; Raleigh, North Carolina; Some sources report November 18 1868; Norfolk, Virginia)
DIED   May 4 1930; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Some sources report c. 1923)
HEIGHT 5-4
WEIGHT 115-128 lbs
MANAGER Jimmy McHale
Edgerton, the "Rosebud", was a clown in the ring; He was very well built and possessed a good left hook; His greatest asset as a fighter was his willingness and ability to take punishment

Although he spoofed while fighting, he was "dead serious" about winning; During his career, he defeated such men as George Strong, Eugene Hornbacher, Billy Peterson, Jack Levy, Elwood McCloskey and John Henry Johnson
1882
Aug 31 John Banks                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4

1883
       Jeff Williams                                                KO  7
          -Bare Knuckles were used for this bout

1883-1886
       Sam Robinson                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
       John Taylor                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
       Bill Davis                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
       Paddy Duffy                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND 20
          -This was a "private" fight

1886
Aug  3 John Banks                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Sep 11 John Banks                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4

1889
       Tom Edwards                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "1891"

1889-1891
       Paddy Carroll               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       Jimmy Boyle                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
       Jimmy Hagen                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
       Lee Damro                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -Some sources report "1891" for the previous 4 bouts
       Jess Moulton                                                  W  4
       Martin Neary                                                  W  4
       Young Shanklin                                                W  4
       George Strong               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2

1891
       Bobby Burns                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
       Jimmy Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  9 Ike Weir                    Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3
Jul 11 Yates Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4

1892
Jan  2 Ike Weir                    Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  4
          -Some sources report "ND 4";
           Some sources report "W 4";
           Rosebud knocked Weir down three times
Jan  9 Jimmy Patton                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  5 Frank O'Brien               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  6 Eugene Hornbacker           New York, NY                      W  6
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Mar 26 Billy Peterson              New York, NY                     WF  2
Oct  8 Bobby Burns                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Oct 29 George Dixon                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov 11 George Dixon                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov 19 Cal McCarthy                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 19 Jack Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa                 
			EX  3
Nov 24 Ike Weir                    Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 15 Jack Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa                 
			ND  4
1893 Jun 30 George Dixon Philadelphia, Pa L 4 Jul 1 George Dixon Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Oct 23 Billy Peterson New York, NY W 6 Oct 9 Barney Hubbard Boston, Ma SCH -This bout was scheduled but cancelled (monetary problems) Nov 2 Billy Peterson New York, NY L 4 1894 Feb 28 Eddie Pierce New York, NY D 4 Mar 22 George Dixon Philadelphia, Pa EX 3 -Rosebud knocked Dixon out Apr 28 Eddie Pierce New York, NY D 4 Jun 13 George Dixon Boston, Ma SCH -This bout was scheduled but not held; Rosebud backed out of this contest Aug George Holland Philadelphia, Pa D 6 Nov 19 Young Starlight Lynn, Ma D 8 Nov 20 Young Starlight Boston, Ma D 8 Nov 29 Young Griffo Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Dec 5 Jack Levy Philadelphia, Pa KO 4 Dec 8 "Torpedo" Billy Murphy Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 -Some sources report 12/01/94
1894-1895 Barney Blythe Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Jack Carter Philadelphia, Pa ND 3 Jimmy Fox Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Jack Randall Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Fred Morris Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Dec Joe Leonard Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 -Some sources report "Dec 1895" 1895 Jan 12 John Van Heest Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Jan 19 Benny Peterson Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Feb 27 Lee Damro Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Apr 2 Joe Gans Baltimore, Md LT 7 -Some sources report "D 6" on 4/01/95 Apr 25 Joe Gans Baltimore, Md LT 6 -Some sources report "LT 8" 1896 Mar 19 Barney Reilly Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Mar 28 Barney Reilly Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Apr John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Apr Jack Smith Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 May 4 George Dixon Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Dec 11 Jack Smith Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 1897 Jan 1 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Feb 17 Jimmy Reeder Altoona, Pa LK 6 Mar 17 Jerry Marshall Baltimore, Md L 20 Jun 21 George Dixon Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Aug 2 Frank Childs St. Joseph, Mo LK 3 Oct 18 John Ball Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Nov 7 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 1898 Jan 4 Harry Smith Chester, Pa L 6 Oct 22 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Nov 5 Danny McMahon Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 1899 Jan 14 Young Starr Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Feb 4 Young Starr Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Feb 16 Kid Sopperstein Indianapolis, In D Mar 18 Joe Fairburn Philadelphia, Pa LK 4 May 13 Young Starr Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Jun 16 Harry Berger Philadelphia, Pa ND Jul 28 "Young" Jack Farrell Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Sep 5 Johnny "Midget" Glynn Wilmington, De L 10 Sep 12 "Young" Jack Farrell Philadelphia, Pa ND 1 -There was a power outage; The lights went out Sep 14 Jack McKeever Harrisburg, Pa D 8 Sep 27 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa WF 2 Oct 14 Mike Kearns Hazleton, Pa D 10 Nov 3 "Fighting" Joe Allen Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Nov 17 "Fighting" Joe Allen Philadelphia, Pa SCH -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known Dec 26 "Cyclone" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 1900 Feb 17 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Mar 5 Lew Ryall Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 Mar 24 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Mar 31 Elwood McCloskey Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Apr 21 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 May 12 Lew Ryall Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Jul 30 Frankie Gordon Windber, Pa D 10 Aug 10 Jimmy Simister Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Sep 3 Solly Stroup Johnstown, Pa D 15 Oct 6 Jimmy Simister Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Oct 27 Charles Mulhall Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Nov 23 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa SCH -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known Nov 30 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa SCH -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known Nov 30 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa SCH -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known The previous 2 bouts were scheduled the same date Dec 6 Elwood McCloskey Philipsburg, NJ LK 5 -Some sources report "LK 4" 1902 Jan 17 Kid Fitzgerald Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Jan 20 Joe Sullivan Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Feb 1 Herman "Kid" Stein Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Feb 15 John Loxley Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Mar 24 Kid Terrill Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Jun 3 "Brooklyn" Kid Griffo Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Jun 5 Wilbur Gross Bridgeton, NJ KO 4 Jun 21 Wilbur Gross Bridgeton, NJ SCH -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known Jul 26 Frank Bradley Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 -Some sources report "LK 6" during "Aug 1902" 1915 Jun 11 Battling Holmes New York, NY LK 4 Jun 28 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 1916 Jan 27 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa TK 4 Feb 4 John Henry Johnson New York, NY KO 4 Aug 23 John Henry Johnson Philadelphia, Pa LK 6 *** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed *** 1894 Oct 29 Young Griffo Philadelphia, Pa ND 4 1901 Jan 1 Ike Weir New York, NY LK 1 *** Much Data Was Provided By Bill Schutte *** *** Some Data Provided By Kevin Smith *** *** Click Here To See Book Review For THE SUNDOWNERS ***
 
Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization