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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Isadore "Izzy" Strauss

BORN   1872; Fought out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DIED January 20 1936; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WEIGHT 133-140 lbs


 

*** Amateur Bouts ***

1893
Mar 16 H. Bradley                    Philadelphia, Pa                 W   
Mar 16 F.J. Fitch                    Philadelphia, Pa                 W   
Mar 16 Ed W. McGinley                Philadelphia, Pa                 L   
          -Strauss injured a hand in a previous bout and lost by forfeit;
           The previous 3 bouts were part of a 135-lb Amateur Competition
Apr  7 Ed W. McGinley                Philadelphia, Pa                TK  2

*** Professional Bouts *** 

1893
Jun 12 Tommy Devlin                  Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
Jun 26 Jack Randall                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4

1894
Feb 28 Dan Sullivan                  Philadelphia, Pa                WF   
Mar 31 Jerome Quigley                Philadelphia, Pa                 D  6
Apr 28 Jerome Quigley                Philadelphia, Pa                 L  6
Aug  7 Jacob Nagle                   Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
Aug 20 Jimmy Fox                     Atlantic City, NJ               LT  3
Aug 24 Dan McConnell                 Camden, NJ                     SCH    
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; McConnell was ill;
           Some sources report 8/28/1894

1895
Feb 25 J.H. Brophy                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Jun 12 Dave Horn                     Brooklyn, NY                    TK  7
          -Some sources report "Baltimore, Md"

1896
Mar 21 Billy Peterson                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Apr  7 Charles Woods                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May 21 Martin Judge                  Philadelphia, Pa                KO  4
Oct 22 Frank Burkett                 Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
          -Some sources report "Fred Berger"
Nov 19 Charles Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                LF  4
Dec 14 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1897
Feb  8 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Mar 11 Martin Judge                  Philadelphia, Pa                 W  6 
Mar 25 "Wilmington" Jack Daly        Philadelphia, Pa                 L  6
Mar 29 Billy Pfeiffer                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6 
Apr 12 Horace Leeds                  Philadelphia, Pa                LT  5 
Apr 19 Billy Pfeiffer                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  5 
May  3 Joe Mullins                   Athens, Pa                      KO  2
          -Some sources report "Buffalo, NY"
Jun  4 James "Rube" Ferns            Brooklyn, NY                    WF  1 
          -Some sources report Strauss fought "Jack Ferris"
Aug 30 Joe Gans                      Baltimore, Md                   LK  5 
Oct  8 Joe Mullins                   Bar Harbor, Me                   D  6
          -Some sources report "Bangor, Me"
Dec 31 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6 

1898
Jan 29 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun  3 Martin Judge                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 17 Young Smyrna                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun 24 "Philadelphia" Tommy Ryan     Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul  1 Martin Judge                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jul 15 Young Smyrna                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Aug 19 Tommy Broderick               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct  1 Young Smyrna                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 14 Tommy Cleary                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec  3 Jack Mahoney                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Perhaps, this man was John "Young" Mahoney
Dec 24 Billy Farren                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1899
Jan 10 Kid Carter                    New York, NY                    WF  6
Jan 31 Jack Bennett                  McKeesport, Pa                   L 15
Mar  7 Pete Sheehan                  Bethlehem, Pa                   LF  3
Sep 22 Charles Hitte                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Sep 25 Dan McConnell                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 13 Dan McConnell                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec  4 Young Starr                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 27 Harry Berger                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6

1900
Jan  8 William "Matty" Matthews      Brooklyn, NY                    LT 12
Feb 13 John "Young" Mahoney          Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 24 Young Starr                   Philadelphia, Pa                LF  2
Apr  1 Harry Berger                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Jun  4 Tommy Broderick               Brooklyn, NY                    LF  7
Sep 26 Jack Bonner                   Philadelphia, Pa                EX  3
Oct  1 John "Young" Mahoney          Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct  8 Owen Ziegler                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 29 Jack Bennett                  Philadelphia, Pa                NC  3
          -Police intervened; The bout was stopped; Each man was fouling flagrantly

1901
May 29 Jack Bennett                  Wilmington, De                  LF  3

1902
Jan 27 John "Young" Mahoney          Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Feb 28 Nelson Hall                   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
May  2 Herman Miller                 Baltimore, Md                   LF  3
May  8 Willie Fitzgerald             Philadelphia, Pa                EX  6
Oct 23 Dan McConnell                 Lancaster, Pa                   TK  4
Nov 18 Charles Mulhall               Lancaster, Pa                   NC  5
          -The bout was stopped; Each man was fouling flagrantly

1903
Dec 29 William "Matty" Matthews      Philadelphia, Pa                LK  2

1904
Jan 22 Billy Devine                  Philadelphia, Pa                LF  4
Dec  7 Jack McKenzie                 Philadelphia, Pa                LK  5
1905
Jan 19 George Krall                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -The bout was stopped; Each man was fouling flagrantly
Mar 13 Tommy Cleary                  Philadelphia, Pa                NC  3
          -Police intervened

***  Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte and Luckett Davis ***

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

Undated (Prior to 1900)
       Martin Judge                  Philadelphia, Pa                LK   

1897
Jan 31 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien   Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6