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George Rickard boxer

George Rickard image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Debut 1929-09-09
Nationality Canada
Residence Tacoma, Washington, USA
bouts
49
won
6
lost
32
draw
11
bouts
49
won
6
lost
32
draw
11
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Debut 1929-09-09
Nationality Canada
Residence Tacoma, Washington, USA

Rickard was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His youth was spent in Sherman, Texas, where his parents had moved when he was four. His father died and his mother then moved to Henrietta, Texas while he was still a young boy. Rickard became a cowboy at the age of 11, after the death of his father. At the age of 23, he was elected marshal of Henrietta, Texas. He acquired the nickname "Tex" at this time. On July 2, 1894, Rickard married Leona Bittick, the daughter of a Henrietta physician. On February 3, 1895, their son, Curtis L. Rickard, was born. Leona Rickard died on March 11, 1895 and Curtis Rickard died on May 4, 1895.In November 1895, Rickard went to Alaska, drawn by the discovery of gold there. Thus he was in the region when he learned of the nearby Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Along with most of the other residents of Circle City, Alaska, he hurried to the Klondike, where he and his partner, Harry Ash, staked claims. They eventually sold their holdings for nearly $60,000. They then opened the Northern, a saloon, hotel, and gambling hall in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. Rickard lost everything—including his share of the Northern—through gambling. While working as a poker dealer and bartender at the Monte Carlo saloon and gambling hall, he and Wilson Mizner began promoting boxing matches. In spring 1899, with only $35, Rickard (and many others) left to chase the gold strikes in Nome, Alaska. While in Nome, he met Wyatt Earp who was a boxing fan and had officiated a number of matches during his life, including the infamous match between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey in San Francisco on December 2, 1896. The two became lifelong friends, though for a brief period of time, they were competing saloon owners in Nome, where Rickard owned the Northern hotel and bar. In 1902, Rickard married Edith Mae Haig of Sacramento, California. They had one daughter, Bessie, who died in 1907. Edith Rickard died on October 30, 1925 at her home in New York City.

Rickard was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His youth was spent in Sherman, Texas, where his parents had moved when he was four. His father died and his mother then moved to Henrietta, Texas while he was still a young boy. Rickard became a cowboy at the age of 11, after the death of his father. At the age of 23, he was elected marshal of Henrietta, Texas. He acquired the nickname "Tex" at this time. On July 2, 1894, Rickard married Leona Bittick, the daughter of a Henrietta physician. On February 3, 1895, their son, Curtis L. Rickard, was born. Leona Rickard died on March 11, 1895 and Curtis Rickard died on May 4, 1895.In November 1895, Rickard went to Alaska, drawn by the discovery of gold there. Thus he was in the region when he learned of the nearby Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Along with most of the other residents of Circle City, Alaska, he hurried to the Klondike, where he and his partner, Harry Ash, staked claims. They eventually sold their holdings for nearly $60,000. They then opened the Northern, a saloon, hotel, and gambling hall in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. Rickard lost everything—including his share of the Northern—through gambling. While working as a poker dealer and bartender at the Monte Carlo saloon and gambling hall, he and Wilson Mizner began promoting boxing matches. In spring 1899, with only $35, Rickard (and many others) left to chase the gold strikes in Nome, Alaska. While in Nome, he met Wyatt Earp who was a boxing fan and had officiated a number of matches during his life, including the infamous match between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey in San Francisco on December 2, 1896. The two became lifelong friends, though for a brief period of time, they were competing saloon owners in Nome, where Rickard owned the Northern hotel and bar. In 1902, Rickard married Edith Mae Haig of Sacramento, California. They had one daughter, Bessie, who died in 1907. Edith Rickard died on October 30, 1925 at her home in New York City.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 15, 1938 Pete Tamalonis LW Convention Hall, Rochester LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1937 Paul Joffre LWL Forum, Montreal LOSS
Points
Sept. 24, 1936 Maxie Roesch Sportatorium, Dallas LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 6, 1935 Dutch Weimer LLLLLW American Legion Arena, Harlingen LOSS
Points
Aug. 19, 1935 Sandy McDonald WLWLW Houston LOSS
Points
Aug. 15, 1935 Curtis Scott W Fair Park Live Stock Arena, Dallas LOSS
Points
July 10, 1934 Sandy McDonald Houston LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 8, 1934 Walter Ketchell LLLDLW National Guard Armory, Beaumont LOSS
Points
May 31, 1932 Bearcat Baker WWWWWL Arcade Auditorium, Vancouver LOSS
Points
March 23, 1932 Bearcat Baker LDWWWW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle LOSS
KO
March 3, 1932 Johnny Morris DWLLDD Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma LOSS
Points
Jan. 1, 1932 Leo Lomski DWWWDW Aberdeen LOSS
KO
Nov. 11, 1931 Art Mayer WLLDDL Auditorium, Chehalis DRAW
Points
Nov. 10, 1931 Frank Sawyer LLWDLD Auditorium, Portland DRAW
Points
Oct. 29, 1931 Frank Sawyer WLLWDL Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma DRAW
Points
Oct. 15, 1931 Leo Lomski WDLLWW Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma DRAW
Points
Aug. 5, 1931 Frank Van Hee WDWWW Civic Ice Arena, Seattle DRAW
Points
July 22, 1931 Adolph Heintz WWWWWD Civic Ice Arena, Seattle LOSS
Points
July 10, 1931 Fred Stock Northwest A.C., Tacoma DRAW
Points
June 25, 1931 Cyclone Thompson LLWWDD Arena, White Center Pacific Northwest Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
June 18, 1931 Cyclone Thompson DLLWWD Arena, White Center DRAW
Points
April 30, 1931 Jimmy Byrne WWWDW Armory, Marshfield LOSS
Points
April 9, 1931 Pete Cerkan LWWWWW Auditorium, Tacoma LOSS
KO
March 26, 1931 Young Jack Dempsey WLWWWD Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma WIN
KO
March 5, 1931 Young Jack Dempsey LWLWWW Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma DRAW
Points
Feb. 10, 1931 Charley Belanger LDWWWL Auditorium, Vancouver LOSS
KO
Jan. 28, 1931 Tim Derry LLLLDW Crystal Pool, Seattle WIN
Points
Dec. 26, 1930 Fred Gaudette DWWLWL Knights of Columbus Gym, Yakima DRAW
Points
Dec. 3, 1930 Cyclone Thompson Crystal Pool, Seattle LOSS
Points
Oct. 29, 1930 Gene O'Grady WWWWWW Armory, Medford LOSS
Points
Oct. 14, 1930 Jack Silver WDWWWL Crystal Pool, Seattle LOSS
Points
Sept. 29, 1930 Del Wolfe LWLLDD Vancouver LOSS
Points
Aug. 7, 1930 Pete Cerkan WLWWWW Chehalis LOSS
Points
July 4, 1930 Del Wolfe WLWLWL Arena, Vancouver WIN
Points
June 20, 1930 Del Wolfe LWLWLW Arena, Vancouver WIN
Points
May 19, 1930 Sam Underwood WLLWWW Aberdeen WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1930 Joe Heeney LWDWWW Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma DRAW
Points
Feb. 11, 1930 Gene O'Grady WWLWLW Auditorium, Portland LOSS
Points
Feb. 6, 1930 Charles Risko WLWWDW Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma LOSS
Points
Jan. 30, 1930 Charles Risko LWLWWD Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma Pacific Northwest Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Jan. 23, 1930 Pete Cerkan WWWLWW Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma Pacific Northwest Heavyweight

DRAW
Points
Jan. 20, 1930 Young Firpo LWWWWW Kellogg LOSS
KO
Jan. 8, 1930 Pete Cerkan WDWWWL Auditorium, Chehalis LOSS
KO
Dec. 19, 1929 Wayne Pitts WWW Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma WIN
Points
Dec. 12, 1929 Charles Risko DLWLWL Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma LOSS
Points
Nov. 20, 1929 Battling Slim Ryan WWLLWL Liberty Hall, Bellingham LOSS
Points
Nov. 14, 1929 Jack Ellis Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma LOSS
Points
Oct. 29, 1929 Tony Talarico WWWDLW Northwest A.C., Tacoma LOSS
KO
Sept. 9, 1929 Tiny Lamar LL Heilig Theater, Tacoma LOSS
Points