Memphis Pal Moore
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|Memphis Pal Moore|
|Real name||Thomas Wilson Moore|
July 28, 1894|
|Died||May 18, 1953(aged 58)|
|Wins by KO||10|
Memphis Pal Moore was an American boxer from Memphis. Moore began his boxing career while serving as a sailor in the United States Navy. He served as a boxing instructor while in the Navy, and was selected as a boxing representative and sent to England for a boxing tournament amongst the Allied nations after the end of World War I. He was managed by Tommy Walsh. Moore fought over 200 fights, including fifteen world champions over thirty times including nearly twenty wins.
Memphis Pal Moore was undefeated in his first 10 fights. Memphis Pal Moore fought Frankie Burns in Boston to a draw. Memphis Pal Moore fought Frankie Burns again in Jersey City, New Jersey. Memphis lost the fight by decision. Memphis Pal Moore fought Johnny Ertle in Baltimore for the World Bantamweight championship. Memphis beat Ertle by decision. Memphis fought Jimmy Wilde in the Finals for the ISBA King's Trophy Bantamweight Competition. Memphis won by decision.
Memphis fought Johnny Gannon who was the bantamweight champion of the U.S. Army. Memphis and Gannon fought to a draw in Illinois. Memphis fought Kid Pancho in Memphis and beat Kid by decision. Memphis also fought Bud Taylor 4 times in his career. The first match was held in Illinois and the bout was a draw. The second fight Memphis won by decision on the USS Commodore (IX-7). The third fight was again a draw in Indiana. The fourth fight in Indianapolis he lost to Bud by decision. Memphis also fought Frankie Genaro but lost by DQ in Chicago.