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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Joe Sturch

BORN Fought out of Chicago, Illinois
WEIGHT 95-105 lbs
BACKER John W. Heapley
1896
Jan  4 Henry Behrens              Chicago, Il                        W  4
Jan 18 Edward Cary                Chicago, Il                        W  4
          -Sturch won a 105-lb Amateur Competition
Jan 27 Henry Behrens              Chicago, Il                        L  3
Oct 31 Joe Dahlman                Chicago, Il                        W  5
Oct 31 Kid Young                  Chicago, Il                        W   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Sturch won a 105-lb Amateur Competition

1897
Jan 15 Harry Forbes               Chicago, Il                        W  3
Jan 16 Roach                      Chicago, Il                        W  3
Jan 16 Bartley                    Chicago, Il                        W  4
          -Sturch won a 105-lb Amateur Competition by winning the previous 3 bouts
Mar    Hammerly                   Chicago, Il                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Forbes substituted for Hammerly
Mar    Forbes                     Chicago, Il                        W  4
Apr  5 Richard Gormley            Chicago, Il                       EX  3
Apr 10 Wolf                       Chicago, Il                       TK  3
          -This bout was part of an Amateur Tournament
Sep 20 Dave Richards              Cincinnati, Oh                    KO 10
          -105 lb Championship of America
Oct 23 Harry Forbes               Chicago, Il                        L  4
          -The bout was scheduled for six rounds but both
           men were so exhausted, the referee stopped the
           contest and gave the decision to Forbes
Nov 22 Dick Gorman                Chicago, Il                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 27 Barney McCall              Chicago, Il                        W  8
Dec  6 Joe Bertrand               Chicago, Il                        D  6
          -The verdict was an "agreed" Draw
Dec 27 Steve Flanagan             Chicago, Il                        D  6
          -Flanagan thrashed Sturch but only received a "Draw"

1898
Apr  9 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                        D  6
Apr 22 Frank Brown                Chicago, Il                        ?   
          -This bout was held; The outcome is not known
Aug 13 Ted "Young" Foley          Chicago, Il                       TK  3
Aug 22 Frank Brown                Chicago, Il                       EX   
Oct 15 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                        D  4
Oct 17 Jimmy Barry                Chicago, Il                       EX  4
Oct 29 Jimmy Barry                Chicago, Il                       EX  4
Nov  7 Casper Leon                Chicago, Il                        L  6
Nov 11 Sammy Harris               Milwaukee, Wi                      L  6

1899
Sep  8 Benny Yanger               Chicago, Il                        L  6

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