Frankie Callahan

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Frankie Callahan
Real name Samuel Holtzman
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality United States United States
Born 1895-02-10
Brooklyn, New York
Died September 5, 1927(1927-09-05) (aged 32)
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 172
Wins 104
Wins by KO 24
Losses 42
Draws 25
No contests 1

Frankie Callahan was an American boxer (real name: Samuel Holtzman) born on February 10, 1895 in Brooklyn, New York. He was undefeated in his first 5 fights. This lightweight boxer fought a total of 172 bouts, winning 104 and with 24 knockouts. He lost 42 bouts and had 25 draws. He died on September 5, 1927 at age 32.


In Brooklyn, New York, his bout with Harlem Tommy Murphy was a draw, while he lost two consecutive fights with Johnny Dundee lost by decision. Frankie again fought Dundee in Cincinnati, Ohio and won by decision but in Buffalo, New York, he lost by decision to Rocky Kansas. Frankie's fights with Dundee and Charley White in Brooklyn, New York were a draw.

Frankie met Dundee again in Boston, Massachusetts, but this time he lost by decision. In Buffalo Frankie faced Rocky Kansas again and won by decision. He fought Lew Tendler in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but lost both by decision. Tendler and Frankie met 3 more times with Tendler winning all 3 fights, one by decision and the other two by knockout. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Frankie again fought George KO Chaney, to a draw. He lost his last bout with Dundee in Boston by decision.

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