Larry Temple
(the "Quaker City Terror")

BORN   1882
DIED November 17 1942; Hempstead, Long Island, New York
WEIGHT 145-165 lbs
MANAGER Joe Macias

Temple was a tough man who could hand it out and take it as well; He began fighting as a welterweight, grew into a middleweight and finished out his career as a light heavy

A look at his record reveals that he fought many outstanding men - Sam Langford, "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien, Joe Walcott, Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown), George Gunther, Jack Blackburn, "Young" Peter Jackson and George Cole

He actually defeated Langford in one contest and reportedly lasted four rounds against Jack Johnson, who had contracted to knock him out

1900
Jun 23 Jack Brin                   Chicago, Il                      KO  1
          -Some sources report "KO 3"

1901
Jun    Bob Bradley                 New York, NY                     KO  6
Jul 12 Jim Burke                   Bridgeport, Ct                   TK  1
          -Some sources report "Tim Burke"
Dec 24 Eddie Kennedy               Cincinnati, Oh                   KO  4
          -Some sources report 12/25/01

1902
Sep 22 Jim Driscoll                Chicago, Il                      KO  3
Oct  6 Jack Beauscholte            Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Oct 20 Billy Stift                 Chicago, Il                       L  6
Oct 24 Mike Donovan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 14 Billy Stift                 Chicago, Il                      KO  2
          -Some sources report 11/13/02

1903
Feb  9 "Young" Peter Jackson       Boston, Ma                       ND 10
          -The verdict was an "Agreed Draw";
           Some sources report 2/01/03
Apr 15 Charles Haghey              Roxbury, Ma                      TK  7
          -Some sources report 4/16/03
May 22 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
          -Some sources report 5/23/03
Nov 23 William "Cyclone" Kelly     Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
          -Some sources report 11/24/03
Dec 29 Joe Walcott                 Boston, Ma                        L 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"

1904
Apr 15 John Wille                  Chicago, Il                      LK  6
          -Some sources report "LT 5" on 4/16/04
May 24 Charles Haghey              New York, NY                      W 10
          -Some sources report "Charles Hughes"
Jul  1 Joe Walcott                 Baltimore, Md                     D 10
Sep 30 Joe Grim                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 18 George Cole                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  5 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 10 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 12/11/04

1905
Jan  2 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)     Baltimore, Md                     D 15
Feb 21 Jim Jeffords                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 2/22/05
Apr  7 Black Bill (Claude Brooks)  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 15 "Young" Peter Jackson       Sharon, Pa                       ND 12
          -This bout was a "Pre-Arranged Draw";
           Some sources report "L 12"
Jul  4 Sam Langford                Marlboro, Ma                      W 10
          -Some sources report "W 15"
Sep  4 Jack Blackburn              Sharon, Pa                       ND 12
Sep  7 Sam Langford                Marlboro, Ma                      D 15
Sep 14 Jim Jeffords                Wheeling, WV                     KO  4
Oct 13 Jack Blackburn              Marlboro, Ma                      D 15

1906
Jan 10 George Gunther              New Castle, Pa                   ND 10
          -Some sources report 1/09/06;
           Some sources report "D 12"
Jan 10 Jack Young                  Beaver Falls, Pa                  D 12
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Some sources report 1/09/06
Jan 12 Neill "Mull" Bowser         Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  3
Feb 12 George Cole                 Altoona, Pa                      ND  6
          -Some sources report "D 6";
           Some sources report "W 6"
Feb 27 Frank Nicholson             Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  4
Mar  2 Sam Langford                Chelsea, Ma                      LK 15
          -Some sources report 2/28/06;
           Some sources report 3/01/06
Mar 20 George Gunther              Beaver Falls, Pa                 LT 13
          -Some sources report 4/12/06
Nov 20 Tony Caponi                 New Castle, Pa                    L 12
          -Some sources report "D 12"

1907
Aug 27 Sam Langford                Chelsea, Ma                       L 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"

1908
Feb 18 Jim Barry                   Boston, Ma                       LT 12
          -Some sources report "LK 11"
Mar 11 Sam Langford                Boston, Ma                        L  8
          -Some sources report "ND 8"
Mar 20 George Gunther              Boston, Ma                        D  8
          -Some sources report "NC 8"
Jun 23 Harry Lewis                 Boston, Ma                        L 12
Sep  7 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 17 Joe Walcott                 Boston, Ma                       KO 10

1909
Jan 20 Tony Ross                   Pittsburgh, Pa                   ND  6

1910
Mar 15 Christy Williams            Memphis, Tn                       W  8
Mar 22 Eugene Simms                Memphis, Tn                       W  8
          -Some sources report 3/21/10
Jul 26 Fighting Kennedy            Lynbrook, NY                     ND 10
Aug 16 Fighting Kennedy            Newburgh, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report "W" at "Rockville Center, NY"
           on 8/15/10
Oct  4 Nick Muller                 Lynbrook, NY                     KO  8

1914
Nov  9 "Young" Jack Johnson        New York, NY                     ND 10

1916
Feb 14 Nero Chink                  Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jun  9 One-Round Fowler            Freeport, NY                     ND 10
Jun 30 Joe Langford                Freeport, NY                     KO  2
Jul 28 Sailor Robinson             Freeport, NY                     KO  6
Sep  8 "Young" Jack Blackburn      Freeport, NY                     KO  2

1917
Sep 14 Jamaica Kid                 New York, NY                     LF 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10" in "Freeport, NY"

1922
Jan  3 Tarzan Larkin               Jersey City, NJ                  LK  1 


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

1903
       John Wille                 Chicago, Il                       LK  4
          -Some sources report 1902

1900-1904
       Jim Burke                                                    KO 57

1904
       Jack Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
          -Temple lasted; This bout may have been an
           exhibition; Reportedly, Johnson contracted
           to knock Temple out in four rounds

1910
       Jeff Clark                                                    D 15
       Jeff Clark                                                    L 25
       Jeff Clark                                                    D 15
       Jeff Clark                                                   LK 12

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