Fred Russell

BORN    June 25 1878; Northfield, Minnesota (Fought out of Denver, Colorado)
HEIGHT  6-4 (Some sources report 6-6; Others 6-2)
WEIGHT  200-255 lbs
MANAGER Charley Long

 

Russell was big and strong; He was a puncher and not much of a boxer type

He was considered to be the Champion" of Colorado when he fought Tom Sharkey in 1901

1899
       Curly Carr                 Cascade Tunnel, Wa               KO  1
Oct 12 Theodore Van Buskirk       San Francisco, Ca                WF  4
          -Some sources report "WF 5";
          Some sources report "LT 4"
Dec 27 Joe Kennedy                San Francisco, Ca                 L 20
1898-1900
          -Russell won many fights against local minor opponents
       Frank Smith                                                 KO 14
       Arthur Reed                                                 KO  2
       Denis "Ike" Hayes          Helena, Mt                        D 15
       Bob Hodge                  Warden, Id                       TK  2
       Vic Langley                Missoula, Mt                      D  6
       W. Munroe                                                    W  8
          -Some sources report "D 8"

1900
Mar  3 Jack Curley                Cascade Tunnel City, Wa          KO  9
Jun  8 Frank Childs               Chicago, Il                       L  6
Jun 15 Frank Childs               Chicago, Il                       L  6
Jul 20 Frank Childs               Denver, Co                        L 10
Aug  3 Bob Watkins                Denver, Co                       TK  3
Aug 28 "Mexican" Pete Everett     Cripple Creek, Co                KO  9
Oct 10 "Mexican" Pete Everett     Cripple Creek, Co                 W   
Nov  2 Joe Choynski               Denver, Co                       LF  4

1901
Feb  1 Jim "Jack" McCormick       Denver, Co                       KO  1
May  3 Tom Sharkey                Denver, Co                       LK  4
Aug 12 "Denver" Ed Martin         Seattle, Wa                      LF 10
          -Some sources report "LK 10";
          Some sources report 8/13/00

1902
Feb 14 Walter Johnson             Chicago, Il                       W  6
Mar  1 Klondike (John Haines)     Chicago, Il                      KO  3
          -Some sources report 3/01/03
Apr  4 Joe Walcott                Chicago, Il                       D  6
May  2 Charles "Kid" McCoy        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 10 Peter Maher                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 12 Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                  KO 14
          -Some sources report 9/13/02
Nov  1 Sam McVea                  Oxnard, Ca                       LK  5
          -Some sources report 11/04/02
Dec  4 Jack Johnson               Los Angeles, Ca                  LF  8
          -Some sources report 12/05/02

1903
Mar    George McSwain             Newman, Ca                       KO  3

1905
Apr 28 Jack Burns                 Butte, Mt                        TK  8
          -Police intervened;
          Some sources report "D 8"

1906
Feb 26 Jack Root                  Kalamazoo, Mi                     L 10
Apr  4 Jim Barry                  LaSalle, Il                      LK  3

1908
May 18 Victor McLaglen            Tacoma, Wa                       LK  2


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

1902
Nov 13 Sam McVea                  Oxnard, Ca                       LK  7

1906
       Terry Mustain                                               LK  5

1907
       Jim Savage                                                  LK  3


*** Much Data Provided By Luckett Davis, Chuck Johnston And Bill Schutte *** 

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