Fred Fulton

BORN    April 19 1891; Blue Rapids, Kansas
DIED    July 7 1973; Park Rapids, Minnesota
HEIGHT  6-4 1/2
WEIGHT  207-225 lbs
MANAGERS Mike Collins, Jack Reddy, Tommy Russell

 

Fulton possessed a very good jab; When coupled with his height and reach, it made him a talented fighter; Historian George Blair rates him as the 4th best All-Time Minnesota Heavyweight; Fulton was big and strong and a White Hope of the teens

During his career, he  defeated such men as Sam Langford, Ed "Gunboat" Smith, Carl Morris, Frank Moran, Tom "Bearcat" McMahon, Bob Devere, Al Kaufmann, Arthur Pelkey, Andre Anderson, Terry Kellar, Dan "Porky" Flynn, "Fireman" Jim Flynn, Al Reich, Tom Cowler, Jack Thompson, John Lester Johnson, Dan Daily, Homer Smith and Willie Meehan

1913
       Jack Stone                                                  KO  2
       Dick O'Connell                                              KO  3
       Tom Riley                                                   KO  6
       Sam Salbeny                                                 KO  3
       Jim Harper                                                  KO  1
       Ben Tremble                                                  W  6
May 15 Luther McCarty                                              EX  4
       Billy Miske                                                 EX  4

1914
Jan 28 Mike Burns                 Superior, Wi                     KO  1
Feb  2 Tom Riley                  Minneapolis, Mn                  KO  3
Mar 24 Charley Nelson             Hudson, Wi                       KO  1
Apr  3 Carl Morris                Hudson, Wi                       LF  6
Apr 23 Ray Carciofini             Hudson, Wi                       KO  5
May  7 Mike Gettison              Sparta, Wi                       KO  1
May 22 Al Palzer                  Hudson, Wi                       LK  4
Oct  1 Al Ross                    Fairview, Mt                      W 12
Oct 12 Jack Hemple                San Francisco, Ca                KO  3
Oct 26 Al Kaufmann                San Francisco, Ca                 W  4

1915
Feb 15 Stanley Klosby             Hudson, Wi                       KO  1
Apr 29 Jack Moran                 Sparta, Wi                       KO  5
May 14 Jess Willard               Rochester, Mn                    EX  4
Jun  4 Frank Farmer               Eau Claire, Wi                   KO  6
Aug  6 Bill Clark                 Duluth, Mn                       KO  2
Aug 27 Arthur Pelkey              Eau Claire, Wi                   ND 10
Oct  1 Tim Logan                  Eau Claire, Wi                   KO  2
Oct 28 Arthur Pelkey              Oshkosh, Wi                      TK  5
Nov  5 Terry Kellar               Duluth, Mn                       KO  4
Nov 17 Andre Anderson             Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  4

1916
Jan 28 Dan "Porky" Flynn          New Orleans, La                   W 20
Mar 17 "Fireman" Jim Flynn        Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  2
Apr 28 Al Reich                   New York, NY                     KO  9
Sep  8 Dan "Porky" Flynn          St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Oct 26 Andre Anderson             Eau Claire, Wi                   KO  1
       -Some sources report 10/27/16

1917
Jan  9 Tom Cowler                 Brooklyn, NY                     KO  1
Feb 12 Charley Weinert            New York, NY                     KO  2
Apr  4 Carl Morris                New York, NY                     LF  5
Apr 27 Jack London                New York, NY                     LK  9 
Jun 19 Sam Langford               Boston, Ma                       TK  7
Jun 26 Charley Weinert            Buffalo, NY                      WF  2
Jul  5 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Brooklyn, NY                     KO  4
       -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Jul  9 Jack Moran                 St. Louis, Mo                    KO  3
Sep  3 Carl Morris                Canton, Oh                       WF  6
Oct 19 Bob Devere                 Milwaukee, Wi                    TK  5
Nov 27 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         Minneapolis, Mn                  TK  7
Dec 10 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Columbus, Oh                     KO  2
Dec 25 "Texas" Harry Tate         Little Rock, Ar                  LF  1

1918
Jan  4 Jack Coleman               Hot Springs, Ar                  ND  3
Jan  4 Marshall Claiborne         Hot Springs, Ar                  ND  3
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jan 10 "Texas" Harry Tate         Joplin, Mo                       KO  2
Jan 18 Billy Miske                St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Feb 11 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon      Denver, Co                       TK  4
Feb 25 Frank Moran                New Orleans, La                  TK  3
Mar  1 Jim Harper                 Chattanooga, Tn                  KO  2
Mar 11 Tom Cowler                 St. Louis, Mo                    KO  5
Apr  6 Rudy Peterson              San Francisco, Ca                EX  4
Jun 20 Oscar Anderson             New York, NY                     EX  3
Jun 30 Joe Bonds                  New York, NY                     EX  3
       -Some sources report 6/20/18
Jul 17 Tom Riley                  Minneapolis, Mn                  EX  3
Jul 27 Jack Dempsey               Harrison, NJ                     LK  1
Nov 16 Willie Meehan              San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Dec 14 Dick Russell               Bakersfield, Ca                  KO  1
Dec 20 "Sailor" Ed Petroskey      San Francisco, Ca                TK  2
       -Petroskey used the name "K.O. Kruvoskey" for this fight;
        Police intervened; Some sources report 12/21/18;
Dec 27 Sam Langford               San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
       -Some sources report 12/28/18

1919
Jan 24 Willie Meehan              San Francisco, Ca                 W  4
Feb 13 Jim Cameron                Sacramento, Ca                   KO  3
Sep  2 Arthur Townley             London, Eng                      KO  1
Oct 10 Matthew "P.O." Curran      Plymouth, Eng                    TK  4
Oct 23 Gordon Cogdill             London, Eng                      KO  3
Nov  5 Gustave Marthuin           New Brighton, Eng                KO  2

1920
Jan 12 Frank Moran                Newark, NJ                       ND  8
       -Some sources report 6/12/20
Jan 19 Silas Green                Buffalo, NY                      TK  4
Jan 21 Tom Cowler                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Feb  3 John Lester Johnson        Boston, Ma                       KO  8
Feb 10 Dan "Porky" Flynn          Atlanta, Ga                      KO  4
       -Some sources report 2/11/20
Mar 17 Bartley Madden             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 26 Young Hector               Seattle, Wa                      KO  1
Apr  7 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         Milwaukie, Or                    KO  2
       -Some sources report 4/08/20;
        Some sources report "Portland, Or"
Apr 21 Jack Thompson              Milwaukie, Or                    TK  6
       -Some sources report "Portland, Or"
Jul 26 Harry Wills                Newark, NJ                       LK  3
Nov 15 Harry Williams             Winnipeg, Man, Can               KO  2
Dec 16 Dick Franklin              Springfield, Mo                  KO  2

1921
Jan  8 "Battling" Jim McCreary    Boston, Ma                       KO  2
       -Some sources report 2/11/21
Feb 16 Bobby Gardner              New York, NY                     KO  5
Feb 22 "Rough House" Ware           Allentown, Pa                    KO  3
Feb 28 Mike Carlson               Freeport, NY                     KO  2
       -Some sources report "New York, NY"
May  2 Jack Bell                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
       -Some sources report "KO 1"
May  4 Jack Hemple                Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  1
May 16 Jack Goulard               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
       -Some sources report 5/15/21
Jun 27 Dan Daily                  Syracuse, NY                     KO  1
Nov 11 Jack Heinan                Rochester, Mn                    KO  2
       -Some sources report "Rochester, NY"
Nov 22 Carl Morris                Winnipeg, Man, Can               KO  4

1922
Jan 13 Bartley Madden             New York, NY                      D 12
       -Some sources report "D 10"
Mar 14 Jim Holland                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  6
Apr  7 Homer Smith                Grand Rapids, Mi                 TK  7
       -Some sources report "TK 8"
Apr 20 "Captain" Bob Roper        Denver, Co                       KO  4
       -Some sources report "W 12"
May 16 "Captain" Bob Roper        Denver, Co                        D 12
Jul 17 "Captain" Bob Roper        Newark, NJ                       ND 12
Aug 25 Billy Miske                St. Paul, Mn                     LK  1
Sep  4 Willie Meehan              Fort Worth, Tx                   TK  5 
Oct  2 Martin Burke               New Orleans, La                   L 15
       -Some sources report 10/01/22
Dec 18 Carl Morris                Tulsa, Ok                        TK  4

1923
Apr 23 Floyd Johnson              Jersey City, NJ                  ND 12
May 12 Jack Renault               Bronx, NY                        LF  4
       -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Sep 10 Jack Gorman                Park Rapids, Mn                  ND  6
Oct  1 Jack Renault               Boston, Ma                       LK  9
Nov 23 Walter "Farmer" Lodge      Minneapolis, Mn                  KO  1

1924
Jan  1 George Lamson              Portland, Or                     KO  2
Jan 11 "Tiny" Jim Herman          Minneapolis, Mn                  KO  2
Feb 15 Joe McCann                 Minneapois, Mn                   TK  4
       -Some sources report "Jack McCann"
Apr 11 "Italian" Jack Herman      Minneapolis, Mn                  KO  1
Oct  4 Martin Burke               St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Nov 17 Tony Fuente                Culver City, Ca                  LK  1
       -Fulton was banned by the California Athletic Commission
        for inept performance

1925
Jan 10 Ed "Bearcat" Wright                                         LK  5
Oct  9 "Sergeant" Jack Adams      Belleville, Il                   LK  1
Dec 18 George Godfrey             Minneapolis, Mn                  LK  5

1930
Mar 30 Tom Havel                  St. Paul, Mn                      D  6
Mar  3 Tom Havel                  Rochester, Mn                    ND  6 

1933
Apr    Louis "Kid" Fettig         Grand Forks, ND                  LK  2
       -This bout was held during Apr-May 1933


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***
1914
Oct  9 Carl Morris                Hudson, Wi                       LK  6
Nov 12 Charles "Kid" McCoy        San Francisco, Ca                EX  4

1915
       Ben Tremble                Hudson, Wi                       KO  2

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