Johnny Kilbane

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Johnny Kilbane
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Real nameJohn Patrick Kilbane
Nickname(s)Johnny
Weight(s) Featherweight
Nationality United States of America
Born(1889-04-09)April 9, 1889
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedMay 31, 1957(1957-05-31) (aged 68)
Cleveland, Ohio
Boxing record
Total fights143
Wins110
Wins by KO24
Losses17
Draws15
No contests1

John Patrick "Johnny" Kilbane (April 9, 1889 May 31, 1957) was a featherweight boxer in the early part of the 20th century. He held the World Featherweight title from 1912 to 1923, the longest period in the division's history, having defended the title against four contenders during the reign. [1] [2] [3] Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Kilbane as the #2 ranked featherweight of all-time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #5. [4] [5] The International Boxing Research Organization rates Kilbane as the 8th best featherweight ever. [6] He was inducted into the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1960 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995. [4]

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Early life

Kilbane was born to John and Mary (Gallagher) Kilbane in Cleveland, Ohio on April 9, 1889. His mother died when he was 3 years old and his father went blind when he was 6. He attended school until the sixth grade when he dropped out to help support his family.

Career

Kilbane's first professional fight was in 1907, for which he earned around $25.

World featherweight champion

On February 22, 1912 Kilbane took the featherweight title from Abe Atell in a twenty-round match in Vernon, California. When he returned to Cleveland, on St. Patrick's Day, he was given the greatest welcome ever given to a native Clevelander, with more than 100,000 people turning out. He held the featherweight championship for 11 years through numerous fights. He finally lost it to Eugene Criqui. The high number of "no decision"s in his career reflected early boxing rules in many states in the U.S. that dictated "no decision"—ND—unless a fight ended by knockout.

Kilbane fought 1904 World Bantamweight champion Jimmy Walsh in a World Featherweight Title match on May 21, 1912 at the Pilgrim Athletic Club in Boston, Massachusetts to a twelve-round draw decision. [7] They had previously fought in a non-title match on May 30, 1911, in a 12-round draw bout in Canton, Ohio, that was characterized as "full of clinches", with neither man "doing much hard work." [8]

In October 1917 - while still World Featherweight Champion - Kilbane became a lieutenant in the U.S. Army — assigned to Camp Sherman located near Chillicothe, Ohio — training U.S. soldiers in self-defense during World War I. [9]

After losing the featherweight title in 1923, Kilbane won at least two exhibition bouts, and then retired from boxing.

Life after boxing

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Kilbane in later life

Kilbane would referee boxing matches after retiring from boxing, as well as operating a gym, serving in the Ohio Senate and acting as Clerk of the Cleveland Municipal Court.

Kilbane was such a popular prizefighter in his day that his name appeared in print as a verb. An unsigned commentary in the sports pages of the New York Times on May 16, 1912, reported on an episode involving Detroit baseball player Ty Cobb, who the day before, in a game between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees, had gone into the stands after a heckler. The commentary said, "The famous baseball player from Detroit, Ty Cobb chased after a heckler during a game with the New York Yankees and 'Johnny Kilbaned' him right where he stood...and in so doing stopped the profane and intolerable language dead in its tracks, along with the heckler himself". Kilbane was a distant relative of the Irish boxer John Joe Nevin, the footballer Darren Fletcher, the wrestler Giant Haystacks and the Irish footballer Kevin Kilbane. His family was originally from Achill, County Mayo, Ireland.

He died on May 31, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio. [3]

Statue of Johnny Kilbane on Achill Island, Mayo, Ireland Kilbane statue.jpg
Statue of Johnny Kilbane on Achill Island, Mayo, Ireland

Awards and honors


Official Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
143 fights49 wins6 losses
By knockout243
By decision253
Draws7
No contests1
Newspaper decisions/draws 80

All Newspaper decisions are regarded as “no decision” bouts as they have “resulted in neither boxer winning or losing, and would therefore not count as part of their official fight record."

No.Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
143 Loss 49–6–7 (81) Flag of France.svg Eugène Criqui TKO 6 (15) Jun 2, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.Lost NYSAC featherweight title
142 Win 49–5–7 (81) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Danny Frush KO 7 (12) Sep 17, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Dunn Field, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.Retained NYSAC featherweight title
141 Win 48–5–7 (81) Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Jacks NWS 10 May 25, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Dunn Field, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
140 Win 48–5–7 (80) Flag of the United States.svg Artie Root NWS 10 Jul 28, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
139 Loss 48–5–7 (79) Flag of the United States.svg Andy Chaney NWS 8 Jun 2, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
138 Loss 48–5–7 (78) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Brown NWS 6 May 24, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
137 Win 48–5–7 (77) Flag of the United States.svg Alvie Miller KO 7 (10) Apr 21, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
136 Loss 47–5–7 (77) Flag of France.svg Benny Valger NWS 8 Feb 25, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Newark Athletic Club, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
135 Win 47–5–7 (76) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Murray NWS 6 Jan 24, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
134 Win 47–5–7 (75) Flag of the United States.svg Al Shubert NWS 6 Jan 1, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
133 Loss 47–5–7 (74) Flag of the United States.svg Andy Chaney NWS 8 Dec 29, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
132 Win 47–5–7 (73) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie Morgan NWS 6 Sep 20, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
131 Win 47–5–7 (72) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Burns TKO 5 (8) Sep 16, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg International League Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
130 Win 46–5–7 (72) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe Fox NWS 6 Jul 28, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
129 Win 46–5–7 (71) Flag of the United States.svg Ralph Brady NWS 10 May 14, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Theater, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
128 Win 46–5–7 (70) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Maloney TKO 6 (6) Apr 19, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
127 Win 45–5–7 (70) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Lawler NWS 10 Apr 12, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
126 Win 45–5–7 (69) Flag of the United States.svg Artie O'Leary NWS 6 Apr 5, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
125 Win 45–5–7 (68) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Mealey KO 2 (6) Mar 31, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
124 Loss 44–5–7 (68) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Brown NWS 6 Mar 10, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
123 Loss 44–5–7 (67) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Leonard TKO 3 (6) Jul 25, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
122 Win 44–4–7 (67) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Frankie Fleming NWS 10 May 24, 1917 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
121 Win 44–4–7 (66) Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Welsh NWS 10 May 1, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
120 Win 44–4–7 (65) Flag of the United States.svg Matt Brock NWS 10 Apr 19, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
119 Draw 44–4–7 (64) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Wallace NWS 12 Mar 26, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Park Theatre, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
118 Win 44–4–7 (63) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Shannon NWS 6 Mar 19, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
117 Win 44–4–7 (62) Flag of the United States.svg Tim Droney NWS 6 Mar 12, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Orpheum Theatre, York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
116 Loss 44–4–7 (61) Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Kansas NWS 10 Feb 26, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
115 Win 44–4–7 (60) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Ray NWS 6 Feb 3, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
114 Win 44–4–7 (59) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Drummie KO 10 (12) Jan 18, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
113 Win 43–4–7 (59) Flag of the United States.svg Alvie Miller NWS 12 Dec 11, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Opera House, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
112 Win 43–4–7 (58) Flag of the United States.svg George Chaney KO 3 (15) Sep 4, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Cedar Point Arena, Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
111 Win 42–4–7 (58) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny O'Leary NWS 10 Jun 13, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
110 Draw 42–4–7 (57) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Wallace NWS 10 May 24, 1916 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
109 Win 42–4–7 (56) Flag of the United States.svg Willie Jackson TKO 5 (6) May 8, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
108 Win 41–4–7 (56) Flag of the United States.svg Harry Donahue NWS 10 Mar 24, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Harlem S.C., Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
107 Win 41–4–7 (55) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Ray NWS 6 Mar 4, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Power Auditorium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
106 Win 41–4–7 (54) Flag of Romania.svg Johnny Creeley NWS 10 Feb 16, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
105 Win 41–4–7 (53) Flag of the United States.svg Packy Hommey NWS 6 Jan 31, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
104 Win 41–4–7 (52) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Conifrey NWS 6 Jan 15, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
103 Win 41–4–7 (51) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Cline KO 2 (6) Jan 8, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
102 Loss 40–4–7 (51) Flag of the United States.svg Richie Mitchell NWS 10 Jan 1, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
101 Win 40–4–7 (50) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Brannigan NWS 10 Dec 2, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
100 Win 40–4–7 (49) Flag of the United States.svg Packy Hommey NWS 10 Nov 22, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
99 Win 40–4–7 (48) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Reynolds NWS 6 Nov 15, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
98 Win 40–4–7 (47) Flag of the United States.svg Cal Delaney NWS 12 Oct 11, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
97 Loss 40–4–7 (46) Flag of the United States.svg Richie Mitchell NWS 10 Sep 21, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
96 Win 40–4–7 (45) Flag of the United States.svg Alvie Miller NWS 12 Sep 6, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Cedar Point Arena, Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.
95 Win 40–4–7 (44) Flag of the United States.svg Mel Coogan NWS 10 May 11, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
94 Win 40–4–7 (43) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Leonard NWS 10 Apr 29, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Federal A.C., Atlantic Gardens, New York City, New York, U.S.
93 Win 40–4–7 (42) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Wallace NWS 10 Mar 30, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
92 Win 40–4–7 (41) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Williams NWS 6 Mar 17, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
91 Win 40–4–7 (40) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie Morgan NWS 6 Feb 13, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
90 Win 40–4–7 (39) Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Kansas NWS 10 Feb 1, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
89 Win 40–4–7 (38) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie Morgan NWS 6 Jan 23, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
88 Win 40–4–7 (37) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Daley NWS 10 Jan 8, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
87 Loss 40–4–7 (36) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Brannigan NWS 6 Jan 1, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
86 Win 40–4–7 (35) Flag of the United States.svg Willie Houck NWS 6 Dec 14, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85 Loss 40–4–7 (34) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Mandot NWS 12 Dec 7, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
84 Win 40–4–7 (33) Flag of the United States.svg Louis Margolis NWS 10 Jul 2, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
83 Win 40–4–7 (32) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Chavez KO 2 (15) May 29, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Denver, Colorado, U.S.
82 Win 39–4–7 (32) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Reynolds NWS 8 Apr 22, 1914 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Windsor A.C., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
81 Win 39–4–7 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Julian NWS 10 Apr 16, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Syracuse, New York, U.S.
80 Win 39–4–7 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Daley NWS 6 Apr 13, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
79 Win 39–4–7 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Gene Delmont NWS 8 Apr 6, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
78 Win 39–4–7 (28) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Bresnahan NWS 10 Feb 11, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
77 Win 39–4–7 (27) Flag of the United States.svg Charley Thomas NWS 6 Feb 7, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
76 Win 39–4–7 (26) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Moy NWS 6 Feb 2, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
75 Win 39–4–7 (25) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Moy KO 5 (6) Jan 5, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
74 Win 38–4–7 (25) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie O'Keefe KO 1 (6) Nov 10, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
73 Win 37–4–7 (25) Flag of the United States.svg Louis Margolis KO 7 (10) Oct 30, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
72 Win 36–4–7 (25) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Julian NWS 10 Oct 8, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
71 Win 36–4–7 (24) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Goldberg NWS 10 Sep 25, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Washington Rink, Rochester, New York, U.S.
70 Win 36–4–7 (23) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Walsh PTS 12 Sep 16, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
69 Win 35–4–7 (23) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Fox TKO 6 (10) Jun 10, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Wheelmen's Club, Oakland, California, U.S.
68 Draw 34–4–7 (23) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Dundee PTS 20 Apr 29, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
67 Win 34–4–6 (23) Flag of the United States.svg George Kirkwood TKO 6 (10) Feb 19, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg New Star Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
66 Win 33–4–6 (23) Flag of the United States.svg Young Driscoll NWS 10 Feb 4, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
65 Win 33–4–6 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Oliver Kirk TKO 2 (8) Jan 1, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
64 Win 32–4–6 (22) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Dixon NWS 8 Dec 19, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
63 Win 32–4–6 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Monte Attell TKO 9 (12) Dec 3, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Tuxedo Club, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
62 Win 31–4–6 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Ginty KO 4 (6) Oct 29, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
61 Win 30–4–6 (21) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Albanese NWS 10 Oct 24, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
60 Win 30–4–6 (20) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie O'Keefe PTS 12 Oct 14, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
59 Win 29–4–6 (20) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie O'Keefe NWS 10 Sep 19, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
58 Win 29–4–6 (19) Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Moore PTS 10 Sep 11, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Tiffin, Ohio, U.S.
57 Win 28–4–6 (19) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Dundee NWS 10 Sep 4, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
56 Win 28–4–6 (18) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Dixon PTS 12 Jul 4, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Luna Park Motordome, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
55 Win 27–4–6 (18) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy O'Toole NWS 6 Jun 5, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
54 Draw 27–4–6 (17) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Walsh PTS 12 May 21, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Pilgrim A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
53 Win 27–4–5 (17) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Burns NWS 10 May 14, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
52 Win 27–4–5 (16) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS 20 Feb 22, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.Won world featherweight title
51 Win 26–4–5 (16) Flag of the United States.svg Charley White NWS 12 Dec 23, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
50 Win 26–4–5 (15) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Brannigan NWS 10 Nov 29, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
49 Win 26–4–5 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Conley PTS 20 Sep 30, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
48 Win 25–4–5 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Mexican Joe Rivers KO 16 (20) Sep 4, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
47 Win 24–4–5 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Kline PTS 20 Jul 15, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
46 Draw 23–4–5 (14) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Walsh NWS 12 May 30, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
45 Loss 23–4–5 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Mexican Joe Rivers PTS 20 May 6, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
44 Draw 23–3–5 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Monte Attell PTS 10 Mar 24, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
43 Win 23–3–4 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Ghetto PTS 10 Mar 16, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
42 Win 22–3–4 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Albanese PTS 10 Mar 8, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
41 Draw 21–3–4 (13) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Bresnahan NWS 10 Feb 27, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
40 Win 21–3–4 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Jack White PTS 12 Feb 14, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
39 Win 20–3–4 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Gus Wilson PTS 10 Jan 11, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
38 Draw 19–3–4 (12) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy O'Toole NWS 6 Jan 7, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
37 Win 19–3–4 (11) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Brannigan NWS 12 Jan 2, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Canton, Ohio, U.S.
36 Win 19–3–4 (10) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Kaufman NWS 12 Nov 24, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
35 Loss 19–3–4 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS 10 Oct 24, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Hippodrome, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
34 Loss 19–2–4 (9) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Kaufman NWS 6 Sep 29, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33 Draw 19–2–4 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy Brannigan NWS 12 Jul 4, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
32 Win 19–2–4 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Al Delmont PTS 10 Apr 19, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
31 Win 18–2–4 (7) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby Tickle NWS 6 Mar 29, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
30 NC18–2–4 (6) Flag of the United States.svg Biz Mackey NC 6 Mar 23, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Lorain, Ohio, U.S.The men began fouling each other and a riot developed in the crowd, so the fight had to be halted
29 Win 18–2–4 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Tyler KO 3 (10) Mar 3, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
28 Draw 17–2–4 (5) Flag of the United States.svg Jack White NWS 8 Feb 2, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Windsor, Ohio, U.S.
27 Win 17–2–4 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Kilbane PTS 15 Jan 1, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
26 Win 16–2–4 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Marty Heffron PTS 8 Oct 2, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
25 Win 15–2–4 (4) Flag of the United States.svg Happy Davis NWS 6 Aug 9, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
24 Win 15–2–4 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Gaffney KO 4 (6) Jun 30, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
23 Draw 14–2–4 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Jack White PTS 12 Jun 14, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
22 Win 14–2–3 (3) Flag of the United States.svg Cloyce Yeager NWS 10 Jun 1, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
21 Win 14–2–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bartley KO 5 (6) May 7, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20 Loss 13–2–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Biz Mackey TKO 5 (12) Mar 29, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
19 Win 13–1–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Frank LeMaster PTS 8 Mar 11, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
18 Win 12–1–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Clyde LeMasters PTS 8 Feb 18, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
17 Win 11–1–3 (2) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Whittaker NWS 12 Feb 4, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Sawyerwood AC, Akron, Ohio, U.S.
16 Draw 11–1–3 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jack White PTS 10 Jan 15, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
15 Draw 11–1–2 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Young Joe Grim NWS 12 Dec 14, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
14 Win 11–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Clyde LeMasters PTS 10 Dec 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
13 Win 10–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Kilbane PTS 25 Nov 25, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
12 Win 9–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Milburn Saylor PTS 10 Jun 5, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
11 Win 8–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Battling Terry PTS 10 May 30, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
10 Win 7–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Kohler PTS 6 May 22, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
9 Draw 6–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Lynch PTS 10 Apr 13, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8 Win 6–1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Herman Zahnizer KO 9 (10) Mar 16, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7 Loss 5–1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Kilbane PTS 6 Mar 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
6 Win 5–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Paul Kohler PTS 6 Mar 1, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
5 Draw 4–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Kilbane PTS 4 Feb 10, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Kilbane PTS 3 Jan 1, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Kid Campbell KO 6 (6) Dec 25, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Burns PTS 3 Dec 18, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tom Mangan PTS 3 Dec 2, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Unofficial Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
143 fights110 wins17 losses
By knockout243
By decision8614
Draws15
No contests1

Record with the inclusion of Newspaper decisions to the win/loss/draw column.

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
143Loss110–17–15 (1) Flag of France.svg Eugène Criqui TKO6 (15)Jun 2, 1923 Flag of the United States.svg Polo Grounds, New York City, New York, U.S.Lost NYSAC featherweight title
142Win110–16–15 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Danny FrushKO7 (12)Sep 17, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Dunn Field, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.Retained NYSAC featherweight title
141Win109–16–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Freddie JacksNWS10May 25, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Dunn Field, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
140Win108–16–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Artie RootNWS10Jul 28, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
139Loss107–16–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Andy ChaneyNWS8Jun 2, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
138Loss107–15–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Harry BrownNWS6May 24, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
137Win107–14–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Alvie MillerKO7 (10)Apr 21, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Opera House, Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
136Loss106–14–15 (1) Flag of France.svg Benny Valger NWS8Feb 25, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Newark Athletic Club, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
135Win106–13–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny MurrayNWS6Jan 24, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
134Win105–13–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Al ShubertNWS6Jan 1, 1920 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
133Loss104–13–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Andy ChaneyNWS8Dec 29, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg 4th Regiment Armory, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
132Win104–12–15 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie MorganNWS6Sep 20, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
131Win103–12–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Burns TKO5 (8)Sep 16, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg International League Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
130Win102–12–15 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Joe Fox NWS6Jul 28, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
129Win101–12–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Ralph BradyNWS10May 14, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Theater, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
128Win100–12–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny MaloneyTKO6 (6)Apr 19, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
127Win99–12–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jack LawlerNWS10Apr 12, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
126Win98–12–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Artie O'LearyNWS6Apr 5, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
125Win97–12–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny MealeyKO2 (6)Mar 31, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
124Loss96–12–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie BrownNWS6Mar 10, 1919 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
123Loss96–11–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Leonard TKO3 (6)Jul 25, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
122Win96–10–15 (1) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Frankie Fleming NWS10May 24, 1917 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
121Win95–10–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Freddie Welsh NWS10May 1, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
120Win94–10–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Matt BrockNWS10Apr 19, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
119Draw93–10–15 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie WallaceNWS12Mar 26, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Park Theatre, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
118Win93–10–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie ShannonNWS6Mar 19, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
117Win92–10–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tim DroneyNWS6Mar 12, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Orpheum Theatre, York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
116Loss91–10–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Kansas NWS10Feb 26, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
115Win91–9–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny RayNWS6Feb 3, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
114Win90–9–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny DrummieKO10 (12)Jan 18, 1917 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
113Win89–9–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Alvie MillerNWS12Dec 11, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Opera House, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
112Win88–9–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg George Chaney KO3 (15)Sep 4, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Cedar Point Arena, Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
111Win87–9–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny O'LearyNWS10Jun 13, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
110Draw86–9–14 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie WallaceNWS10May 24, 1916 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
109Win86–9–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Willie JacksonTKO5 (6)May 8, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
108Win85–9–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Harry DonahueNWS10Mar 24, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Harlem S.C., Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
107Win84–9–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny RayNWS6Mar 4, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Power Auditorium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
106Win83–9–13 (1) Flag of Romania.svg Johnny CreeleyNWS10Feb 16, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.
105Win82–9–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Packy HommeyNWS6Jan 31, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
104Win81–9–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie ConifreyNWS6Jan 15, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
103Win80–9–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy ClineKO2 (6)Jan 8, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
102Loss79–9–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Richie MitchellNWS10Jan 1, 1916 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
101Win79–8–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy BranniganNWS10Dec 2, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Town Hall, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
100Win78–8–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Packy HommeyNWS10Nov 22, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
99Win77–8–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby ReynoldsNWS6Nov 15, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
98Win76–8–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Cal DelaneyNWS12Oct 11, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
97Loss75–8–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Richie MitchellNWS10Sep 21, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
96Win75–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Alvie MillerNWS12Sep 6, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Cedar Point Arena, Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.
95Win74–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Mel Coogan NWS10May 11, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
94Win73–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Benny Leonard NWS10Apr 29, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Federal A.C., Atlantic Gardens, New York City, New York, U.S.
93Win72–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie WallaceNWS10Mar 30, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
92Win71–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Williams NWS6Mar 17, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
91Win70–7–13 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie MorganNWS6Feb 13, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
90Win69–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Rocky Kansas NWS10Feb 1, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
89Win68–7–13 (1) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eddie MorganNWS6Jan 23, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
88Win67–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie DaleyNWS10Jan 8, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
87Loss66–7–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy BranniganNWS6Jan 1, 1915 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
86Win66–6–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Willie HouckNWS6Dec 14, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
85Loss65–6–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Mandot NWS12Dec 7, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
84Win65–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Louis MargolisNWS10Jul 2, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Redland Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
83Win64–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Benny ChavezKO2 (15)May 29, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Denver, Colorado, U.S.
82Win63–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby ReynoldsNWS8Apr 22, 1914 Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Windsor A.C., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
81Win62–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Kid JulianNWS10Apr 16, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Syracuse, New York, U.S.
80Win61–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie DaleyNWS6Apr 13, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
79Win60–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Gene DelmontNWS8Apr 6, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
78Win59–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy BresnahanNWS10Feb 11, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, U.S.
77Win58–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Charley ThomasNWS6Feb 7, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
76Win57–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie MoyNWS6Feb 2, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
75Win56–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie MoyKO5 (6)Jan 5, 1914 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
74Win55–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie O'KeefeKO1 (6)Nov 10, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
73Win54–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Louis MargolisKO7 (10)Oct 30, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
72Win53–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Kid JulianNWS10Oct 8, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
71Win52–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Joe GoldbergNWS10Sep 25, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Washington Rink, Rochester, New York, U.S.
70Win51–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Walsh PTS12Sep 16, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
69Win50–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy FoxTKO6 (10)Jun 10, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Wheelmen's Club, Oakland, California, U.S.
68Draw49–5–13 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Dundee PTS20Apr 29, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
67Win49–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg George KirkwoodTKO6 (10)Feb 19, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg New Star Casino, New York City, New York, U.S.
66Win48–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Young DriscollNWS10Feb 4, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Irving A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
65Win47–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Oliver KirkTKO2 (8)Jan 1, 1913 Flag of the United States.svg Future City A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
64Win46–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy DixonNWS8Dec 19, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
63Win45–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Monte Attell TKO9 (12)Dec 3, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Tuxedo Club, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
62Win44–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy GintyKO4 (6)Oct 29, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
61Win43–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny AlbaneseNWS10Oct 24, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
60Win42–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie O'KeefePTS12Oct 14, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
59Win41–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie O'KeefeNWS10Sep 19, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
58Win40–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jackie MoorePTS10Sep 11, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Tiffin, Ohio, U.S.
57Win39–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Dundee NWS10Sep 4, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
56Win38–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy DixonPTS12Jul 4, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Luna Park Motordome, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
55Win37–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy O'TooleNWS6Jun 5, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
54Draw36–5–12 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Walsh PTS12May 21, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Pilgrim A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.Retained world featherweight title
53Win36–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Burns NWS10May 14, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg St. Nicholas Arena, New York City, New York, U.S.
52Win35–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS20Feb 22, 1912 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.Won world featherweight title
51Win34–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Charley White NWS12Dec 23, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
50Win33–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy BranniganNWS10Nov 29, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
49Win32–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Frankie Conley PTS20Sep 30, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
48Win31–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Mexican Joe Rivers KO16 (20)Sep 4, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
47Win30–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy KlinePTS20Jul 15, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
46Draw29–5–11 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Walsh NWS12May 30, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
45Loss29–5–10 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Mexican Joe Rivers PTS20May 6, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Vernon, California, U.S.
44Draw29–4–10 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Monte Attell PTS10Mar 24, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
43Win29–4–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Kid GhettoPTS10Mar 16, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
42Win28–4–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny AlbanesePTS10Mar 8, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
41Draw27–4–9 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy BresnahanNWS10Feb 27, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
40Win27–4–8 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Jack WhitePTS12Feb 14, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
39Win26–4–8 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Gus WilsonPTS10Jan 11, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
38Draw25–4–8 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy O'TooleNWS6Jan 7, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
37Win25–4–7 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy BranniganNWS12Jan 2, 1911 Flag of the United States.svg Canton, Ohio, U.S.
36Win24–4–7 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Benny KaufmanNWS12Nov 24, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
35Loss23–4–7 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Abe Attell PTS10Oct 24, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Hippodrome, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
34Loss23–3–7 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Benny KaufmanNWS6Sep 29, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
33Draw23–2–7 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Patsy BranniganNWS12Jul 4, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
32Win23–2–6 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Al DelmontPTS10Apr 19, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
31Win22–2–6 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Bobby TickleNWS6Mar 29, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
30NC21–2–6 (1) Flag of the United States.svg Biz MackeyNC6Mar 23, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Lorain, Ohio, U.S.The men began fouling each other and a riot developed in the crowd, so the fight had to be halted
29Win21–2–6 Flag of the United States.svg Kid TylerKO3 (10)Mar 3, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
28Draw20–2–6 Flag of the United States.svg Jack WhiteNWS8Feb 2, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Windsor, Ohio, U.S.
27Win20–2–5 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy KilbanePTS15Jan 1, 1910 Flag of the United States.svg Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.
26Win19–2–5 Flag of the United States.svg Marty HeffronPTS8Oct 2, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
25Win18–2–5 Flag of the United States.svg Happy DavisNWS6Aug 9, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
24Win17–2–5 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff GaffneyKO4 (6)Jun 30, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
23Draw16–2–5 Flag of the United States.svg Jack WhitePTS12Jun 14, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
22Win16–2–4 Flag of the United States.svg Cloyce YeagerNWS10Jun 1, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
21Win15–2–4 Flag of the United States.svg Mike BartleyKO5 (6)May 7, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
20Loss14–2–4 Flag of the United States.svg Biz MackeyTKO5 (12)Mar 29, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
19Win14–1–4 Flag of the United States.svg Frank LeMasterPTS8Mar 11, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
18Win13–1–4 Flag of the United States.svg Clyde LeMastersPTS8Feb 18, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Akron, Ohio, U.S.
17Win12–1–4 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny WhittakerNWS12Feb 4, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Sawyerwood AC, Akron, Ohio, U.S.
16Draw11–1–4 Flag of the United States.svg Jack WhitePTS10Jan 15, 1909 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
15Draw11–1–3 Flag of the United States.svg Young Joe GrimNWS12Dec 14, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
14Win11–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Clyde LeMastersPTS10Dec 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
13Win10–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy KilbanePTS25Nov 25, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
12Win9–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Milburn SaylorPTS10Jun 5, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
11Win8–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Battling TerryPTS10May 30, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
10Win7–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Paul KohlerPTS6May 22, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
9Draw6–1–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy LynchPTS10Apr 13, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
8Win6–1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Herman ZahnizerKO9 (10)Mar 16, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
7Loss5–1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy KilbanePTS6Mar 3, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
6Win5–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Paul KohlerPTS6Mar 1, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
5Draw4–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy KilbanePTS4Feb 10, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
4Win4–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy KilbanePTS3Jan 1, 1908 Flag of the United States.svg Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Kid CampbellKO6 (6)Dec 25, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy BurnsPTS3Dec 18, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tom ManganPTS3Dec 2, 1907 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Abe Attell
World Featherweight Champion
February 22, 1912 June 2, 1923
Succeeded by
Eugène Criqui

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