Jack Burke (boxer)

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Jack Burke
Jack Burke, boxer.jpg
Jack Burke on February 10, 1904.[1]
Born 1869
Died April 1942 (aged 73)
Mublenberg Hospital
Occupation Boxer

Jack Burke (1869–1942) was a boxer who fought in the longest gloved ring battle on record in the late 19th century.

Burke went 110 rounds with Andy Bowen in New Orleans on April 6, 1893, in a bout which lasted seven hours and 19 minutes. The marathon fight was called "no contest" by referee John Duffy when neither man could continue. Burke broke all the bones in both of his hands and considered retiring after the fight, but chose to continue competing.

He died at Mublenberg Hospital in April 1942.

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  1. ^ "Jack Burke Quits After Years in Ring". The Tacoma Times. Tacoma. 10 February 1904. p. 4. 

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