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Frank Klaus boxer

Frank Klaus image
Status inactive
Age 60
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Debut 1905-02-09
Born 1887-12-30
Death 1948-02-08
Nationality USA
Residence East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
41
won
33
lost
6
draw
2
bouts
41
won
33
lost
6
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 60
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 7½″/171cm
Debut 1905-02-09
Born 1887-12-30
Death 1948-02-08
Nationality USA
Residence East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Frank Klaus was born on December 30, 1887 to German-American parents in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. He worked as a young man at the Westinghouse Machine Shop, and also mined coal with his father. He started boxing training early and after winning an amateur tournament at East Pittsburgh's Wilmerding Athletic Club was recognized to have boxing promise by local boxing mentor George Engel. He started his amateur career as early as 1904, and in February 1905 had three round wins on points in Pittsburgh against Frank Walton, and James Harris.On October 18, 1911, Klaus defeated the great contender Leo Houck in a newspaper win by both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record. In his career, the Pennsylvania born middleweight fought some of the greatest welter, middle, and light heavyweights of his era, including Jack Dillon, Battling Levinsky, Mike Gibbons, Harry Greb, and Al McCoy.

Frank Klaus was born on December 30, 1887 to German-American parents in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. He worked as a young man at the Westinghouse Machine Shop, and also mined coal with his father. He started boxing training early and after winning an amateur tournament at East Pittsburgh's Wilmerding Athletic Club was recognized to have boxing promise by local boxing mentor George Engel. He started his amateur career as early as 1904, and in February 1905 had three round wins on points in Pittsburgh against Frank Walton, and James Harris.On October 18, 1911, Klaus defeated the great contender Leo Houck in a newspaper win by both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record. In his career, the Pennsylvania born middleweight fought some of the greatest welter, middle, and light heavyweights of his era, including Jack Dillon, Battling Levinsky, Mike Gibbons, Harry Greb, and Al McCoy.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 23, 1913 George Chip LWWWLW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 1913 George Chip WWWLWW Old City Hall, Pittsburgh LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1913 Eddie McGoorty WWDLLW Southside A.A., Milwaukee DRAW
NWS
July 1, 1913 Jimmy Gardner LLLWW Atlas A.A., Boston WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1913 Jack Dillon WWWWDW Washington Park, Indianapolis LOSS
NWS
May 24, 1913 Eddie McGoorty DWDWWD Exposition Park, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
March 5, 1913 Billy Papke WWLLWW Cirque de Paris, Paris World Middleweight

WIN
DQ
Sept. 16, 1912 Pietro Boine WWWWDL Casino-Kursaal, Lyon World Middleweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1912 Marcel Moreau WWWLWL Villa des Fleurs, Aix-les-Bains WIN
DQ
June 24, 1912 Georges Carpentier WWWWWW Grand Hall des Magasins Généraux, Dieppe WIN
DQ
May 3, 1912 Jack Dillon WWWDWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
NWS
March 23, 1912 Jack Dillon WWWWDW Coffroth's Arena, Daly City WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1912 Sailor Ed Petroskey DWDDWW Auditorium Pavilion, San Francisco Klaus claimed World Middleweight title WIN
Points
Jan. 29, 1912 George KO Brown LDLLWL Old City Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Jan. 15, 1912 Jimmy Howard WDWWDL Old City Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Dec. 6, 1911 Jack Dillon WWWWWW Old City Hall, Pittsburgh DRAW
NWS
Oct. 18, 1911 Leo Houck WWWWWW American A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Oct. 12, 1911 Tommy Sullivan LWDDDL Arena (Armory A.A.), Boston WIN
KO
Aug. 17, 1911 Cyclone Johnny Thompson WWLWLW National A.C., New York WIN
NWS
July 1, 1911 Vic Hansen WDWWDD Coalinga WIN
KO
June 15, 1911 Montana Dan Sullivan WWDLDL Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland WIN
KO
May 6, 1911 Bill MacKinnon WLWLDW National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
April 11, 1911 Jimmy Gardner LWWDL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
March 28, 1911 Montana Jack Sullivan WLWWLW Fairmont A.C., Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1911 Leo Houck WWWWWW Armory A.A., Boston WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1911 Willie Lewis LWLWWL Fairmont A.C., Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1911 Jimmy Gardner LLDLWW Armory A.A., Boston DRAW
Points
Jan. 11, 1911 Billy Berger DWLDLW Old City Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Dec. 20, 1910 Hugo Kelly WLWWWW Armory, Boston LOSS
Points
Dec. 15, 1910 Jack Abbott WLWWLW Palisades Rink, McKeesport WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 29, 1910 Jimmy Gardner WDLLDL Armory, Boston LOSS
Points
Oct. 29, 1910 Leo Houck WWWWWW National A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
Sept. 28, 1910 Frank Mantell DWLDLL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
April 12, 1910 Jimmy Gardner DDWWDL Armory A.A., Boston WIN
Points
March 29, 1910 Frank Mantell WDWDWW Armory A.A., Boston WIN
KO
March 23, 1910 Stanley Ketchel WWWWWL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh DRAW
NWS
Jan. 18, 1910 Jack Twin Sullivan WLLDWW Armory A.A., Boston WIN
Points
Jan. 7, 1910 Billy Berger DWWWDW Old City Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Dec. 21, 1909 Porky Dan Flynn WDWWWL Armory A.A., Boston WIN
Points
Dec. 18, 1909 Joe Thomas LWDWWW National A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
NWS
Nov. 27, 1909 Harry Lewis WWLWWW National A.C., Philadelphia DRAW
NWS
Nov. 11, 1909 Billy Papke DLWLDW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Oct. 26, 1909 Jack Rowan WWLWLL Old City Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
Sept. 17, 1909 Hugh McGann LLWDWL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
DQ
June 25, 1909 Hugo Kelly LWLDWL Bijou Theater, Pittsburgh LOSS
NWS
May 31, 1909 Jack Fitzgerald WLLWWW West End A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
May 15, 1909 Harry Mansfield LDLDWD National A.C., Philadelphia LOSS
DQ
April 24, 1909 Harry Lewis WLLWWW National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
DQ
April 5, 1909 Harry Mansfield LLLLLD West End A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
March 18, 1909 Jack Williams DWLLLL Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1909 Cy Flynn WLDLL Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 18, 1909 Harry Mansfield WLLLL Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Feb. 11, 1909 Pat Carney L Hiland Theater, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1909 Jim Donovan LDLLL Turner Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Jan. 15, 1909 Tommy Crawford DLDLLW Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 23, 1908 Tommy Lynch DDWWLD Turner Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Dec. 22, 1908 Paul Moore WWLDWW Southside Market House, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Nov. 28, 1908 Billy Clark DLWDDD National A.C., Philadelphia WIN
KO
Nov. 16, 1908 Jack Fitzgerald LLLLWD West End A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
Oct. 30, 1908 Kid Williams LWLDL New Amsterdam Opera House, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1908 Jim Donovan LLWLD Terminal A.C., Brooklyn WIN
NWS
Sept. 25, 1908 Johnny Carroll WLWWL National S.C., New York WIN
NWS
Sept. 16, 1908 Jack Robinson WLLLWL Mozart Theater, Binghamton LOSS
NWS
Sept. 12, 1908 Billy Clark WLDLWD National A.C., Philadelphia DRAW
NWS
Sept. 11, 1908 Jack Robinson WWLLLW National S.C., New York WIN
NWS
Sept. 8, 1908 Dutch Zimmer WWLDD Navarre A.C., New York WIN
KO
Aug. 26, 1908 Jim Donovan DWLLW Navarre A.C., New York WIN
NWS
May 29, 1908 Jack Nelson DLDLL Roman A.C., New York WIN
NWS
May 7, 1908 Jack Fitzgerald WDDWLL Broadway A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
May 4, 1908 Cub White LLWWWL West End A.C., Philadelphia WIN
NWS
March 28, 1908 Billy Clark DWLDLW National A.C., Philadelphia DRAW
NWS
March 16, 1908 Alex Laird L Latrobe WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1907 Paul Moore WWLWLL Rankin Athletic Club Rooms, Rankin WIN
NWS
Oct. 28, 1907 Dick Givens WWDLLW Rankin LOSS
NWS
Sept. 14, 1907 Andy Diamond Donora WIN
KO
May 28, 1907 Al Martin DDLDLW Greensburg WIN
NWS
Jan. 10, 1907 Paul Moore WWWWDW East Pittsburgh LOSS
NWS
Dec. 20, 1906 Jock Simcoe WWWLLL McKeesport WIN
NWS
Dec. 11, 1906 Paul Moore WWWWWW Turner Hall, Pittsburgh DRAW
NWS
Nov. 12, 1906 James Frazier DLLLD Turner Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Oct. 29, 1906 Tom Broderick LLLDLL Art Club, Ambridge WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 9, 1906 George Decker LDLDWD Mutual Benefit Hall, East Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Aug. 25, 1906 George Fraser Lorain DRAW
Points
May 8, 1906 Jack Bruce LWWDWW Turner Hall, Pittsburgh DRAW
NWS
March 26, 1906 Ned Chernoff DDLLLW Turner Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Feb. 27, 1906 Mike Ward Turner Hall, Pittsburgh DRAW
NWS
Jan. 25, 1906 Dick Givens WWLWLD Turner Hall, East Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
Jan. 24, 1906 Frank Diamond LWWLWW Oakland Armory, Pittsburgh DRAW
NWS
Dec. 14, 1905 Jock Simcoe W East Pittsburgh WIN
NWS
July 27, 1905 Elmer Morgan DWLL Mutual Benefit Hall, East Pittsburgh LOSS
KO
March 28, 1905 Battling Simpson Wilmerding A.C., Wilmerding WIN
NWS
March 27, 1905 John Ulm Wilmerding A.C., Wilmerding DRAW
NWS
March 4, 1905 Frank Diamond WWD Business Men's Club, Pittsburgh LOSS
NWS
Feb. 25, 1905 Frank Diamond W Business Men's Club, Pittsburgh LOSS
NWS
Feb. 18, 1905 Patsy Hogan D Business Men's Club, Pittsburgh DRAW
NWS
Feb. 9, 1905 Walton Mutual Benefit Hall, East Pittsburgh WIN
Points