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Earl Puryear
(Earl Perreaus)

BORN   October 15 1888; Denver, Colorado (lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma)
HEIGHT 5-5 1/2
WEIGHT 118 lbs
Puryear was a feisty competitor who had a rather long career that took him across the country; He engaged in more than 200 bouts and held his own against the very best men; Over his career, he won many more bouts than he lost

He defeated such men as Danny Kramer, Earl McArthur, Sammy "Young" Sandow and Dick Loadman; Fighting in a period of "No Decision" bouts, he reportedly was better in the majority of these contests - besting such men as Johnny Buff and Frankie Mason 
1909
Jan  7 Young Santry                Denver, Co                       W  4
Feb 10 Canole                      Pueblo, Co                       D  6
Feb 20 Young Santry                Trinidad, Co                     W  1
          -Some sources report "W 10" vs "Young Santoro"
May 16 Eddie Martin                Denver, Co                       W  5

1910
Feb 11 E. Hagan                    Denver, Co                       D  4
Jul 20 "Young" Abe Attell          Denver, Co                       D  6
Aug 25 "Young" Abe Attell          Cheyenne, Wy                     D  6
Aug 26 "Young" Abe Attell          Cheyenne, Wy                     D  6

1911
Jan 13 Kid Erlenbourn              Denver, Co                       W  4
Jan 20 Young Segar                 Denver, Co                      KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 5"
Jan 28 Kid Erlenbourn              Denver, Co                       W  4
          -Some sources report "W 6"
Feb  8 Eddie Mack                  Denver, Co                       W  3
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Feb 11 Tommy Cody                  Denver, Co                       D  3
Feb 24 Tommy Clark                 Denver, Co                       W  3
Mar  8 "Young" Abe Attell          Denver, Co                       D  4
Mar  9 Kid Bridgeman               Denver, Co                       W  4
Mar 11 Kid Bridgeman               Denver, Co                       W  3
Mar 14 Kid Bridgeman               Denver, Co                      ND  4
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Mar 31 Englewood Terrior           Denver, Co                       W  4
Apr  4 Young Sayman                Denver, Co                      KO  2
Apr 10 "Young" Abe Attell          Denver, Co                       D  4
Apr 18 Tommy Cody                  Denver, Co                       D  4
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Apr 21 "Young" Abe Attell          Denver, Co                       D  6
May  5 "Young" Abe Attell          Denver, Co                       D  4
          -Some sources report "D 6"
May 10 Charley Brown               Denver, Co                       W  3
May 11 Kid Dix                     Denver, Co                       W  4
Jun 25 "Young" Abe Attell          Denver, Co                      ND  6
Jun 25 Young Sullivan              Greeley, Co                      W  3
          -Some sources report "W 4";
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug  8 Jockey Maynard              Greeley, Co                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "EX 6"
Sep  5 Harry Reidie                Victor, Co                       D  6
          -Some sources report "D 3"
Sep 20 Tommy Coughlin              Cripple Creek, Co               KO  6
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
Sep 29 Kid Williams                Denver, Co                      KO  2
Nov 15 Jimmy Patent                Denver, Co                       D  3
Nov 21 Harry Reidie                Denver, Co                       D  3
Nov 22 Jimmy Perry                 Denver, Co                       W  3
          -Some sources report "W 1"
Nov 29 Joe Tormy                   Fort Collins, Co                 D  6
Dec 14 Young Perry                 Denver, Co                       W  4
Dec 27 Kid Davis                   Denver, Co                      KO  3

1912
Feb  1 Abe Tobin                   Longmont, Co                    KO  5
Mar  4 Abe Tobin                   Longmont, Co                     W 10
Apr  9 Jimmy Pappas                Joplin, Mo                      ND 15
Apr 29 "Young" Abe Attell          Fort Smith, Ar                  KO  1
May 15 Olin Roberts                Miami, Ok                        W  8
May 22 Happy Wilhelm               Miami, Ok                       KO  7
          -Some sources report "Happy Wilhely"
May 23 Leo Patterson               Joplin, Mo                       W 15
May 29 Jimmy Hanlon                Denver, Co                       W  4
Jun 26 Herb "Kid" Spencer          Denver, Co                       W  4
Jul  4 Kid Gibson                  Fort Collins, Co                KO  2
Jul  4 Abe Tobin                   Fort Collins, Co                KO  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug  6 Jimmy Hanlon                Longmont, Co                     W 10
Oct 10 Jockey Morgan               Muskogee, Ok                    KO  3
Nov 18 Kid Kelly                   New Orleans, La                  D 10

1913
Feb  4 Eddie Lennon                Joplin, Mo                       W 10
Feb 11 Chubby Dixon Miami, Ok W 10
Feb 20 Jimmy Pappas Joplin, Mo ND 10 Feb 22 Jimmy Perry Miami, Ok KO 6
Feb 22 Dixon Miami, Ok KO 2
-Some sources report "KO 4";
The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 4 Jimmy Pappas Joplin, Mo W 15
Apr 18 Eddie Lennon Joplin, Mo D 15
May 2 Harry [Kiskus] Lub Denver, Co W 6
May 13 Andy Englehart Fort Collins, Co W 8
May 23 Harry [Kiskus] Lub Denver, Co EX 6
Jun 3 Kid Williams Greeley, Co W 10
Jun 20 Kid Burns Denver, Co KO 7
Jun 24 Earl Duskey Fort Collins, Co W 5
Jul 18 Harry [Kiskus] Lub Denver, Co W 10
Aug 28 Jimmy Hanlon Denver, Co D 6
Aug 29 Red Hughes Denver, Co W 10
Sep 15 Willie Evans Greeley, Co KO 4
Sep 19 Battling Chico Denver, Co D 10
Sep 25 Young Corbin Trinidad, Co KO 6
-Some sources report 12/28/13 Oct 16 Jimmy Hanlon Denver, Co W 6
Nov 4 George Kitson Denver, Co W 10
Nov 6 Steve Clark Denver, Co W 6
Dec 23 Jimmy Hanlon Denver, Co W 10
1914
Jan 1 George Kitson Denver, Co ND 10
Jan 18 Kid Williams Juarez, Mexico ND 10
-Perhaps, this was "Kid Williams" - the future champion
Mar 13 Earl Duskey Longmont, Co D 8
Mar 27 Tommy Cody Denver, Co W 10
Apr 11 Eddie Moore Denver, Co W 6
Apr 24 Abe Tobin Denver, Co W 10
Jun 19 Harry [Kiskus] Lub Alliance, Ne D 12
-Some sources report "D 10"
Jul 17 Walter Williams Vernon, Ca W 10
Sep 7 Eddie McAuliffe Vernon, Ca W 10
Sep 30 George Thompson San Diego, Ca D 10
Oct 28 Danny Lyons Vernon, Ca W 10
Nov 26 Mike Krisko Calexico, Ca KO 5
Dec 13 Jimmy Hanlon Mexical, Mexico W 10
Dec 18 Walter Williams Vernon, Ca D 4
Dec 21 Jimmy Hanlon Lucin, Ut EX 10
1915 Jan 26 Harry Bramer Longmont, Co L 10 Feb 22 Harry Bramer Denver, Co D 15 Apr 5 Nate Jackson Joplin, Mo ND 15 May 31 Frankie Ellison Commerce, Ok D 10 Jun 10 Artie Redfern Joplin, Mo ND 10 -Some sources report 6/14/15
Jun 23 Butch Granatt Commerce, Ok KO 3
Jul 14 Chicken Hall Joplin, Mo W 10
Sep 10 Jimmy Hanlon D 6 Oct 8 Eddie Coulon New Orleans, La L 15 Nov 1 Pal Moran New Orleans, La L 15 -Some sources report 11/08/15
Nov 29 Benny Loupe New Orleans, La W 10
Dec 10 Kid Gage New Orleans, La W 4
1916 Jan 1 Leo Schneider New Orleans, La W 10 Mar 3 Lawrence Hall Denver, Co D 10 Nov 15 Mike Murphy New Orleans, La L 10 -Some sources report 11/10/15
Nov 30 Kid Kelly New Orleans, La D 10
Dec 9 Eddie Coulon New Orleans, La L 10
1917 Feb 5 Battling Harris New Orleans, La W 10 -Some sources report 1/26/17 Feb 12 "Young" Benny Loupe New Orleans, La D 10 -Some sources report 1/30/17
Feb 18 Mike Murphy New Orleans, La W 10 Feb 28 Eddie Wallace Hot Springs, Ar W 6 -Some sources report 2/26/17 Mar 19 Sammy "Young" Sandow Hot Springs, Ar L 10 Mar 27 Jimmy Murphy St. Louis, Mo W 12 May 8 Young McGee Oklahoma City, Ok D 10 May 15 Nate Jackson Oklahoma City, Ok D 10 May 21 Carl Richardson Tulsa, Ok KO 4 Jun 20 Eddie O'Keefe St. Louis, Mo KO 11 Jul 4 Roy Moore Drumright, Ok D 10 Jul 23 Roy Moore Tulsa, Ok W 15 Aug 8 Mate Jackson Tulsa, Ok D 15
Sep 10 Pete "Kid" Herman Tulsa, Ok ND 10 Sep 24 George Thompson Des Moines, Ia ND 10
Oct 2 George Thompson Des Moines, Ia ND 10 Oct 18 Nate Jackson Okmulgee, Ok D 10 -Some sources report 10/19/17 0ct 26 Kid Barrone Minneapolis, Mn ND 10 Nov 1 Nate Jackson Okmulgee, Ok D 5 -Some sources report "D 10"
Nov 13 Jimmy Ayine Tulsa, Ok KO 12 -Some sources report "KO 11" vs "Jimmy Azine" on 11/12/17 Nov 21 Benny McNeil Tulsa, Ok W 15 Dec 3 Joe "King" Leopold Denver, Co LF 6 Dec 10 Bobby Burns Tulsa, Ok ND 10 1918 Jan 1 "Memphis" Pal Moore Tulsa, Ok L 15 Mar 19 Billy Cepak Fort Sheridan, Il ND 10 -Some sources report 3/06/18; Some sources report 3/07/18 Apr 4 Tony "Young" Dennis Milwaukee, Wi ND 6 -Some sources report "ND 10" on 4/05/18 Apr 20 "Memphis" Pal Moore Memphis, Tn L 8 -Some sources report 4/29/18 May 9 Mike Dundee Rock Island, Il ND 10 May 13 Patsy Scanlon Memphis, Tn ND 8 May 20 "Memphis" Pal Moore Memphis, Tn L 8 Jun 10 Bobby Hughes Tulsa, Ok W 15 Sep 16 Joe Burman LaSalle, Il D 10 -Some sources report 9/15/18 1919 Jan 1 Joe Burman LaSalle, Il EX 4 Jan 30 Johnny Ritchie Omaha, Ne ND 10 Feb 10 "Memphis" Pal Moore Peoria, Il ND 10 Feb 14 Frankie Callahan Omaha, Ne ND 10 Mar 14 Dick Griffin Fort Worth, Tx ND 15 Apr 8 Jack "Kid" Wolfe Peoria, Il ND 10 Apr 15 Jimmy Murphy St. Louis, Mo ND 8 Apr 18 Nate Jackson Fort Worth, Tx ND 15 May 12 Dick Loadman Tulsa, Ok W 15 May 21 Frankie Mason Peoria, Il ND 10 Jun 6 Bernie Hahn Atlanta, Ga ND 10 Jun 25 "Pekin" Kid Herman Peoria, Il ND 10 Jul 4 Bobby Hughes Tulsa, Ok ND 15 Aug 14 Frankie Mason Moline, Il ND 10 -Some sources report 8/11/19 Aug 25 Danny Kramer Pocatello, Id W 15 Sep 1 Dick Griffin Fort Worth, Tx ND 12 Oct 10 "Memphis" Pal Moore Baltimore, Md L 15 Oct 31 Stanley Everett Peoria, Il ND 10 -Some sources report "L 10" on 10/10/19 in "Omaha, Ne" Dec 6 Georgie Mason Philadelphia, Pa KO 3 Dec 25 Mickey Russell Philadelphia, Pa ND 6 Dec 29 Jack "Kid" Wolfe Cleveland, Oh ND 10 -Some sources report "ND 6" on 12/07/19 in "Philadelphia, Pa" 1920 Feb 16 Johnny Buff Trenton, NJ ND 8 Feb 20 "Memphis" Pal Moore Baltimore, Md D 12 Mar 1 Pete "Kid" Herman Trenton, NJ ND 8 Mar 19 Sammy "Young" Sandow Baltimore, Md W 10 -Some sources report "D 15" Mar 31 Carl Tremaine Indiana Harbor, In ND 10 -Some sources report "Detroit, Mi" May 31 Willie Kane Trenton, NJ ND 12 Jun 16 Carl Tremaine Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 -Some sources report 6/23/20 Sep 7 Mike Dundee Colorado Springs, Co D 12 Oct 20 "Memphis" Pal Moore Providence, RI L 12 -Some sources report "L 10" Nov 6 Johnny "Babe" Asher Waterbury, Ct ND 10 Nov 13 Kid Williams Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 1921 Jan 10 Carl Tremaine Toledo, Oh ND 12 Feb 7 Johnny "Babe" Asher Peoria, Il ND 10 Feb 28 Danny Kramer Milwaukee, Wi ND 10 Mar 5 "Young" K.O. Brown Peoria, Il ND 10 -Some sources report 3/04/21 Mar 17 Danny Kramer Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Apr 8 Johnny "Babe" Asher Baltimore, Md W 12 Apr 11 "K.O." Joe O'Donnell Philadelphia, Pa ND 8 Apr 18 Kid Williams Baltimore, Md L 12 Apr 22 Terry Martin Portland, Me ND 12 May 3 Bobby Dyson Boston, Ma L 10 -Some sources report 5/02/21 May 19 Bud Dempsey New York, NY W 10 -Some sources report 5/23/21 Jul 3 Abe Goldstein Rockaway Beach, NY L 12 -Some sources report 7/01/21 Aug 3 Young Fontana Sterling, Co KO 6 Sep 1 Harry Bramer Cheyenne, Wy ND 10 Nov 4 "Memphis" Pal Moore Chicago, Il L 10 -Some sources report "ND 10" on 10/04/21 Dec 23 Earl McArthur Sioux City, Ia ND 10 1922 Jan 9 Frankie Schmalzer Omaha, Ne D 10 -Some sources report "W 10"
Jan 13 Dale Hill Fort Worth, Tx ND 10 -Some sources report "W 10" Jan 27 Nate Jackson Oklahoma City, Ok D 10 Feb 27 Eddie Anderson Sioux City, Ia ND 10 Mar 9 Earl McArthur Omaha, Ne W 10 -Some sources report 3/04/22 Mar 31 Stewart McLean Minneapolis, Mn ND 10 -Some sources report 3/30/22 May 26 Joey Schwartz Omaha, Ne ND 10 Jun 9 Frank Jummati Omaha, Ne ND 10 Jun 30 Herbie Schaeffer Aurora, Il ND 8 -Some sources report "ND 10" Sep 5 Johnny McCoy Springfield, Mo ND 10 -Reports vary - 9/04/22 - 9/06/22 Nov 7 Danny Kramer Vernon, Ca L 4 -Some sources report 11/03/22 1923 Jan 9 Johnny McManus Oakland, Ca D 4 -Some sources report "George McManus" Jan 15 George Sollis Salt Lake City, Ut L 6 Mar 16 Connie Curry Sioux City, Ia ND 10 Apr 13 Connie Curry Omaha, Ne L 10 Apr 18 Don Long Sterling, Co D 6 -Some sources report "EX 6" Jun 8 William "Midget" Smith Casper, Wy L 12 -Some sources report "L 10" Sep 1 Joe Kelly Salt Creek, Wy ND 8 -Some sources report "ND 10" Sep 12 Frankie Manilla Bridgeport, Ne W 10 Oct 19 Newsboy Brown Sioux City, Ia ND 10 1924 Mar 5 Charley Holman Baltimore, Md L 12 *** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed *** 1914 Sep 1 Jimmy Hanlon W 10 *** Photo And Some Data Were Provided By Bill Schutte ***

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