Frank Moran boxer

Frank Moran boxer
bouts
50
won
35
lost
12
draw
2
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1908-06-01
Height
6′ 1½″/187cm
Reach
77½″/197cm
Age
80
Born
1887-03-18
Death
1967-12-14
Nationality
USA

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Martin and Mary Moran, immigrants from County Mayo, Ireland, Moran studied dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh where he also played football. He played professional football for the Pittsburgh Lyceums and Akron Pros as a guard and center.While Moran was serving in the U.S. Navy in 1908, he knocked out fighter Fred Cooley in the second round. While serving on the U.S.S. Mayflower, he served as a spar partner for President Theodore Roosevelt. He began his career as a prize-fighter that same year with a match against Fred Broad. Soon, Moran, who had a hard right hand punch which he called "Mary Ann", became known as the "White Hope" of the teens. In 1914 he fought Jack Johnson for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, and in 1916 "The Fighting Dentist" went up against Jess Willard for the same title, but lost both bouts. He lost his last fight to Marcel Nilles for the Heavyweight Championship of France on December 22, 1922. He retired from boxing after 66 bouts with a record of 36 wins (28 by a knockout), 13 losses, 16 draws and 1 no contest.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1922-12-30 Marcel Nilles WWLWWW Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris LOST
Points
1922-10-12 Joe Beckett WWWLWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOST
Technical knockout
1921-10-28 Bob Roper LDWLLW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo LOST
KO
1921-07-12 Bob Martin LWWWWD Boxing Drome, Bronx LOST
KO
1920-12-10 Joe Beckett WWLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
1920-07-26 Bert Kenny LLLLLL 1st Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
1920-05-21 Frank Goddard WLWWWW Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
KO
1920-05-07 Paul Journee WWWWDL Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
KO
1920-04-05 Tom Cowler LLLLWL Holborn Stadium, Holborn WIN
Points
1920-01-12 Fred Fulton WWWWWW 1st Regiment Armory, Newark LOST
1919-12-22 Jack Burke DLLWWL 1st Regiment Armory, Newark WIN
KO
1919-11-26 Homer Smith WWWWW Detroit WIN
KO
1919-11-20 Bob Roper LLWLWW Auditorium, Saginaw LOST
1919-11-03 Bill McFadden Roller Rink, Cumberland WIN
KO
1919-10-30 Jack Geyer LDWLLL Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1918-02-25 Fred Fulton LWDW Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans LOST
Technical knockout
1918-02-15 Sergeant Jones Greenville WIN
KO
1917-09-07 Gunboat Smith LDWWWL St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
1917-06-04 Carl Morris WWWWL Harlem S.C., New York LOST
1917-04-13 Tom Cowler WLWWWW Harlem S.C., New York WIN
KO
1916-12-18 Gunboat Smith WWWWWL Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn LOST
1916-06-29 Jack Dillon WWWWWW Washington Park A.C., Brooklyn LOST
1916-03-25 Jess Willard WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
1916-01-21 Bartley Madden LWWDWW Riverdale Rink, Toronto
1916-01-07 Jim Coffey WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1915-10-19 Jim Coffey WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1915-07-26 Gordon Sims WWWDDW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Corner retirement
1915-03-29 Bombardier Billy Wells WWWWWW Royal Opera House, Covent Garden WIN
KO
1914-06-27 Jack Johnson WWWWWD Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris LOST
Points
1913-09-03 Al Palzer LWWWLL St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
1913-06-27 Tim Logan LLWDLL Orleans A.C., New Orleans WIN
KO
1913-04-30 Luther McCarty WWWWWW St. Nicholas Arena, New York LOST
1913-04-16 Sailor White WLWDLW Olympia A.C., Philadelphia WIN
1913-03-29 Al McCluskey WLWWLW Atlantic Garden A.C., New York WIN
KO
1912-12-27 Gunboat Smith WWWWDW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco LOST
Points
1912-11-15 Charley Miller WDDWLL Dreamland Rink, San Francisco DRAW
Points
1912-10-30 Charlie Horn WLDDWW Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland WIN
Points
1912-10-04 Jim Cameron LLLDWW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco WIN
Points
1912-09-06 Sailor Schaefer DLW Flosden Arena, Vallejo WIN
KO
1912-08-09 Jack Geyer WWLLDW Dreamland Rink, San Francisco LOST
Points
1912-07-25 Billy Richards LL Orange City WIN
KO
1912-07-04 Dave Mills WWWDDW Plaza de Toros, Ciudad Juarez WIN
Technical knockout
1912-06-07 Harry Wuest WWDLLD Columbus DRAW
1912-05-20 Tony Ross LWWWWL Tuxedo Club, Cleveland LOST
Points
1912-03-28 Tom Kennedy LWWL National S.C., New York LOST
1912-03-11 Al Kubiak DLWLLW Gaiety Theater, Albany LOST
1912-02-05 Fred Storbeck WLLW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
1912-01-24 Stoker Smith WWWLL Magic City, Paris WIN
KO
1912-01-01 Fred Storbeck WL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
1911-12-11 Charlie Wilson WLLWDL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
1911-10-09 Tom Cowler WWWWD The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
1911-09-02 Fred Drummond WLLWWW The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
KO
1911-03-13 Jim Savage WWWWLL Olympic A.C., New York LOST
Technical knockout
1911-03-09 Al Palzer W Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn WIN
1911-02-21 Jack Sieberg WWDLL Brown's Gym, New York WIN
KO
1911-02-03 Dummy Maxson L Brooklyn Beach A.C., Brooklyn DRAW
1911-01-31 Jack Reynolds Brown's Gym, New York WIN
KO
1911-01-10 Ken Salisbury W Armory A.A., Boston WIN
KO
1910-12-05 George Kid Cotton WLLWLW Princess Auditorium, Pittsburgh LOST
KO
1910-07-04 Frank Appell El Paso WIN
KO
1910-06-27 Joe Sierra Yaleta WIN
Technical knockout
1910-01-25 Thunderbolt Ed Smith WDWWL Old City Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
1909-09-23 John Wille WDWDLW Clarksburg DRAW
Points
1909-02-26 Black Fitzsimmons WWLWLW Victoria Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
Technical knockout
1909-01-26 Joe Keally WDLLLL Old City Hall, Pittsburgh WIN
1908-12-14 Black Fitzsimmons WWLWW Youngstown WIN
1908-08-31 Fred Broad WLDWL Greensburg LOST
Technical knockout
1908-06-01 Fred Cooley WWWWLW San Francisco WIN
KO