Young Griffo

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Young Griffo
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Statistics
Real nameAlbert Griffiths
Nickname(s)Australian Will O' The Wisp
Weight(s)Featherweight
Lightweight
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Reach68 in (173 cm)
NationalityFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Born(1871-01-01)1 January 1871
Millers Point, Sydney
Died7 December 1927(1927-12-07) (aged 56)
New York City, USA
Boxing record
Total fights229
Wins118
Wins by KO33
Losses12
Draws68
No contests31

Albert Griffiths (1 January 1871 10 December 1927), better known as Young Griffo, was a World Featherweight boxing champion from 1890–92, and according to many sources, one of the first boxing world champions in any class. Ring magazine founder Nat Fleischer rated Griffo as the eighth greatest featherweight of all time. [1] He was inducted into the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1954, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991, and the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003. [1]

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During his career he defeated Abe Willis, champion Ike Weir, Horace Leeds, and Joe Harmon. He won bouts against champion Torpedo Billy Murphy a total of three times, twice in World Featherweight title matches. [2] A prolific boxer of great opponents, after coming to America, he fought champions Solly Smith, "Kid" Lavigne, Joe Gans, Tommy Ryan, George Dixon, Frank Erne, and featherweight contender Joe Bernstein. He was recorded as fighting over two hundred professional fights in his career.

Griffo also put together the most consecutive bouts without defeat in recorded boxing history. As of May, 2021, with the addition of Newspaper decisions, boxrec.com lists his record as initially starting off at 7–0–3 before he lost his first fight. After losing, he went on a four year unbeaten streak of 79–1–38 before being defeated again 124 fights after his first loss.

Early life and titles

Albert Griffiths was born at Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 1 January 1871. He took his ringname "Young Griffo" early in his career. Griffo turned pro in 1886 and until the age of twenty-two fought in his home land of Australia.

For four of his most successful years as a boxer, Harry Tuthill was his athletic trainer and Hugh Behan and Sam Tuckhorn were managers, though by his mid career Griffo went through a host of trainers and managers who tired of his drinking habits and unwillingness to train. [3] [4] [5] He said in a 1902 interview with The Cincinnati Enquirer that Larry Foley of Sydney had acted as an important early boxing mentor, and indeed Griffo had trained at Foley's boxing school at Sydney's White Horse Hotel where several of the greatest champions had spent time, including triple weight class champion Bob Fitzsimmons. [6]

Taking Australian Featherweight Championship

On 26 December 1889, he fought Nipper Peakes in Melbourne for the Australian Featherweight Championship winning in an eight-round points decision. He held the title for several years defending it against Abe Willis and George McKenzie in Sydney in 1890. [2]

Taking World Featherweight Title vs. Billy Murphy, 1890

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Billy Murphy, World Featherweight Champion

He first took the World Featherweight Title against Torpedo Billy Murphy on 2 September 1890 at the White Horse Hotel in Sydney in a fifteen-round decision. It was one of the first World Title matches ever held in Australia. At the time, the United States only recognized bouts that took place in North America, and so did not fully accept Griffo's claim to the World Title, but both Australia and Great Britain did. [2] [7] Subsequent to his death, the World Boxing Organization accepted Griffo's claim to the World Featherweight Title.

He defended the British and Australian version of the World Featherweight title against Paddy Moran on 4 November 1890 in a thirteen-round decision in Sydney. [2] He defended the World Featherweight Title against George Powell on 12 March 1891 in a twenty-round disqualification in Sydney. [2] Griffo defended the World Featherweight Title a third time against Torpedo Billy Murphy again in Sydney, Australia on 22 July 1891, winning in a twenty-second round disqualification. [7]

In his final defense of the World Featherweight Title, he defeated Mick McCarthy on 22 March 1892 in Sydney in a fourth-round decision. He eventually vacated the title to fight at a higher weight.

He fought for the Australian Lightweight Title on 25 July 1892 against Jim Barron in Sydney, Australia in a twenty-two round bout that was declared a draw. The referee called the bout when both boxers appeared too battered and exhausted to continue. According to one source, an audience of 2,500 were present. [8]

Boxing in the United States

In 1893, at the age of 22, he came to America. He boxed in the United States between November 1893, until his retirement from boxing in 1904 and remained there until his death in 1927. [2] He arrived first in San Francisco, and may have boxed a few bouts on the West Coast upon his arrival, though accounts differ. [9] One of his first bouts in America was against "Young Scotty" in Chicago on 13 November 1893, where he was reputed to have challenged his opponent to hit him for several minutes while he bobbed his head and managed to avoid nearly every blow. At least one newspaper reported after his death that even in this early stage of his career, he had been pulled from a bar room before the fight with the skilled Black boxer, though his defensive skills in the bout were considered to have been extraordinary with Scotty unable to land a blow. [10]

Bout with future World Featherweight Champion Solly Smith

On 3 January 1894, he fought future World Featherweight champion Solly Smith at the Tivoli Theatre in Chicago to a six-round draw. Smith, who had distinguished himself by the time he met Griffo, would take the World Featherweight Championship the following year.

On 23 January 1894, he fought an eight-round draw with John Van Heest in Chicago, making an impressive performance. [1] [11]

Match with Ike Weir, former world champion

On 17 March 1894, Griffo defeated Ike Weir at the Second Regiment Armory in Chicago. Griffo, as a lightweight, outweighed Weir considerably and dominated the bout, which was stopped by the police in the third round when Weir was down. Weir announced retirement after the bout but returned to the ring for a few more professional bouts and exhibitions. [12] Although the bout was officially called a draw by the referee, Griffo knocked Weir down twice in the third round, with Weir taking a while to get to his feet. Many in the crowd were displeased with the official Draw decision. [13] According to the Inter Ocean, as many as five thousand were in attendance to watch "three of the fastest, fiercest and most brutal rounds ever fought in an American prize ring". Young Griffo made a veritable chopping block of Ike O'Neil Weir, the "Befast Spider". [14] It is important to note that according to one source, Griffo may have outweighed Wier by as much as thirty pounds during the bout, though discrepancies in the weights of opponents was more common in this era of boxing. [15] Several newspaper accounts of the fight, written after Griffo's death, wrote that he had been drinking prior to the bout, though by most accounts he had the edge during most of the fighting, and Weir was a worthy opponent. [16]

On 27 August 1894, he lost to the famed seven year undefeated World Lightweight Champion Jack McAuliffe in Brooklyn, New York, losing in a ten-round points decision. McAuliffe had lost his World Lightweight Championship only the year before. Griffo had lost few of his fights by referee decision prior to his bout with the legendary McAuliffe. Due to McAuliffe's extraordinary record as lightweight champion, he was considered one of Griffo's most skilled opponents.

Meeting three champions

Griffo fought an assortment of opponents who would at one time hold world championships.

Bouts with Lightweight contender "Kid" Lavigne

On 10 February 1894, he fought future World Lightweight Champion George "Kid" Lavigne for the first time in an eight-round draw in Chicago. On 12 October 1895, he fought Lavigne in a twenty-round draw by points decision in Queens, New York. Lavigne would take the World Lightweight Championship only the following year. [2]

He subsequently fought an eight-round draw with the hard-hitting red head boxer Johnny Griffin at the Casino in Boston on 23 April 1894.

On 17 September 1894, he knocked out Eddie Loeber in only 2 minutes 36 seconds of the first round at the Seaside Athletic Club in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, wrote that the two men were very "poorly matched", and that it was a relief when the referee Dominick McAffrey stopped the bout. Hundreds of spectators struggled to shake hands with Griffo after the fight's conclusion. [17]

On 4 March 1895, he defeated Horace Leeds at the Seaside Athletic Club in Coney Island in a twelve-round bout in front of a sizable crowd of 4000 spectators. One reporter believed Griffo to be over the 133 pound weight limit, and fighting at a weight of as much as 140. The fighting was fierce, and both men were described as being "badly pummeled" in a close bout that had the betting about even. [18] [19] He lost to Leeds on 7 August 1897, in a four-round newspaper decision in Atlantic City, New Jersey. [2] During this period, he was managed by Hugh Behan, though Griffo had an assortment of trainers in his career. [20]

Bouts with world champion George Dixon

On 28 October 1895, he fought the great Black Canadian champion George Dixon in a ten-round draw by points decision in Manhattan. [2] Dixon had taken the World Featherweight Championship in 1891, and was one of the first recognized world champions. Griffo would fight Dixon two additional times in well attended matches. One source described their twenty-round draw as a "battle that bristled throughout with glittering skill and generalship." [21] On 19 January 1895, they would fight a 25-round draw in New York's Coney Island. His manager Hughey Behan had him jailed briefly before the Coney Island bout with Dixon so he could train in a sober state.

Arrests for assault and disorderly conduct

On 11 April 1896, he was arrested at a Casino he frequented in College Point, Long Island, on charges of assault against William Connors, a town trustee. He was discharged shortly after to attend a scheduled bout against boxer Charles McKeever. [22] On 13 April, the day he would have faced trial on the assault charge, he lost the twenty round bout at the Empire Athletic Club with McKeever in Queens, New York, on a points decision of the referee. [2] On 9 June 1896, he was arrested for driving intoxicated and disorderly conduct in Coney Island, New York, and was arraigned at the Coney Island Police Court. He was sentenced to twenty-five days in prison after pleading guilty. [23] Around 20 November 1897, he was arrested for vagrancy in St. Louis, Missouri, but several nights drinking at a bar may have precipitated the arrest. He was not held for long and fought a bout the following month in California. [24] On 28 September 1898, he was arrested in Chicago found running naked on State Street for a quarter mile. He reportedly assaulted the three officers who tried to arrest him. Another source states he had been drinking the night the incident occurred. [25] [26] On 14 January 1899, he was arrested and brought to Chicago's Harrison Street Police Station for struggling with a police officer to prevent the arrest of a Tom McGinty from the Clover Leaf Saloon, around 2:00 AM in the morning but released shortly after. [27] He was sent to an insane asylum on 24 March 1899, after being judged insane in Chicago. [28] He was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery against James H. Wilkerson on 9 September 1901, but only one source mentions this arrest. [29] On 2 February 1902, he was discovered in the cold in a vacant lot near the Bridewell in Chicago, where he had been serving a sentence for disorderly conduct. It was feared he would lose his hands from frostbite. [30] On 6 February 1902, he was sent back to an asylum. [31] Around 25 February 1903, he was sent back to the Bridewell in Chicago for three months for "making trouble". [32]

Three bouts with future Welterweight Champion Joe Gans

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Champion Joe Gans

He fought the legendary World Light and Welterweight Champion Joe Gans three times, though never winning a bout. Griffo's 18 November 1895 bout with Gans in Gan's home of Baltimore, Maryland, appeared to some to be only an exhibition, with which many in the crowd were disappointed. A few even considered the bout a "fix", as Griffo told the audience, he had agreed not to "put out" Gans during the bout. [33] [34] Griffo considered his fifteen-round draw in Athens, Pennsylvania, at the Olympic Athletic Club on 21 September 1897 one of his best, as well as one of Gans' most skilled displays. [35] Of his 10 July 1900 bout with Gans, an eighth-round loss by technical knockout at the Seaside Athletic Club, one source wrote, the referee stopped the bout one minute and thirty seconds into the eighth round when "Griffo was so far gone that another punch from Gans would have put him out." Griffo was reported to have shown some of his early form, but was no match for the blows and conditioning of the "old master" Joe Gans, and was believed by one reporter to have had less stamina as the fight wound on. [36] Griffo was down in both the first and seventh rounds, and he took off nearly a year from his boxing after this last fight with Gans. [2]

Bouts with champions Frank Erne, and Billy Murphy

He met one time World Featherweight and Lightweight champion Frank Erne on 20 December 1895 in a four-round non-title fight that resulted in a draw in Buffalo, New York. [2]

He defeated Torpedo Billy Murphy in a non-title match ending in an eight-round points decision at the Casino in Boston on 7 May 1894. His twenty-round draw bout with Jack Everhardt on 10 July 1896 in Buffalo, New York, was billed as a World 135 pound title. He had previously met Everhardt in a pre-arranged six-round draw in Brooklyn on 25 May, at which the crowd would have preferred a decision by the referee. He lost to World Welter and Middleweight Champion Tommy Ryan on 21 June 1897 in a non-title match in a third-round technical knockout in Brooklyn, New York. [2]

Late boxing career

Serving time

On 15 August 1896, he was sentenced in Brooklyn to one year in prison for an assault on William Gottlieb the previous April. He did not box from August 1896 until June 1897. [37]

Boxing after release

On 12 July 1897, he fought well known lightweight Owen Ziegler, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a six-round bout, which he won by newspaper decision. He considered Ziegler one of his more important opponents. [2]

He fought a close bout with Horace Leeds on 7 August 1897 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which The Philadelphia Inquirer felt Leeds had received more points. [2]

On 18 November 1897, Griffo was believed to have been drunk in a contest with Tom Tracey at the Colliseum in St. Louis. He rolled out of the boxing ring in the first round, and referee George Siler declared a No Contest. [2] [38] One source confirmed his story that he had been in a car accident prior to the fight which was the cause of his inability to complete the first round. The San Francisco Call wrote that Griffo's vehicle had been struck by a street car on the way to the bout, and that he had suffered a sprained shoulder as a result. He and two of his seconds were treated for injuries received as a result of the accident. [39]

He was defeated in an upset by Frank McConnell before three thousand spectators on 3 February 1898 in a fifteen rounds points decision in San Francisco, California. McConnell had only recently emerged from the amateur ranks, and had relatively little experience as a professional. Griffo showed great defensive skills in several rounds, but McConnell won the bout by taking the offensive throughout most of the fight. [40]

On 26 March 1898, he won a bout with the well known Black boxer, Young Peter Jackson in Red Bluff, California on a fourth round disqualification. A few at ringside claimed that Jackson was actually Joe Gans, but this was found to be untrue. [41]

Tragic bout with Bull McCarthy

On the evening of 27 April 1898, he fought Joseph Devitt, who gave the name of the boxer "Bull" McCarthy, in Sacramento, California. Griffo won the twenty round bout by knockout, but Devitt died the following evening of his injuries at Sister's Hospital. Devitt was diagnosed with a brain concussion, likely caused by a rain of blows to his head during the bout. Griffo was briefly taken into custody on charges of manslaughter as a result of the fight. The tragic result was a source of strong remorse for Griffo but it did not deter him from continuing his profession. [2] [42]

Late career decline

On 19 December 1901, he was advised to retire from boxing due to a "valvular affection of the heart that may bring death to him in the ring at any time." The diagnosis was made by a Dr. McGregor of the Olympic Athletic Club, and if accurate should have ended his boxing career. [43]

On 22 August 1902, he lost to three-time World Featherweight Title contender Joe Bernstein in Baltimore, Maryland in a twenty-round points decision. [2]

He lost to lightweight boxer Joe Tipman in a fifth-round knockout on 29 September 1902 in Baltimore. [2]

In December 1902, after defeating Jack Bain in a ninth-round knockout in Baltimore, he took off at least a year from boxing before his fight with George Memsic around December 1903, also in Baltimore. In this stage of his career he was managed by Sam Tuckhorn, who was hoping to revive his career and convince the public of his fighting skills, but Griffo was nearing the end of his career. [44]

On 7 December 1903 in Peoria, Illinois, he defeated Jim Kenney in a four-round decision. Griffo showed great speed and cleverness according to the referee, Tom Dunn. [45]

One of his last well publicized bouts was a loss by first-round knockout against Tommy White on 10 February 1904 in Chicago, Illinois. [2] He was already thirty-three at the time, and his age, drinking, and enormous number of previous fights had begun to tell on his speed and endurance in the ring. He was arrested in September 1909 in Chicago, as relatives from Australia had requested his arrest so as to help him obtain treatment for his drinking. [46] Cyber Boxing Zone has him fighting two six round no decision fights as late as 1911 with Welterweight champion William "Honey" Melody in September and Mike Leonard in May in New York, though these bouts were not confirmed by BoxRec and other boxers used the name Young Griffo. [1] He served time at the Bridewell in Chicago, but was released around 28 November 1910, and returned to New York. He had plans to go on the vaudeville circuit with Charles Griffin, another boxer. [47]

In a tribute to Griffo, boxer Tommy Sullivan wrote in the 6 March 1916 Tacoma Daily News:

Not known as much of a puncher, but his skill was uncanny. He had wonderful head work, almost impenetrable defense, dazzling feints, and rapid two-handed methods of attack. The cleverest boxers and hardest punchers were made to look ridiculous when exchanging swats with him. He had a dislike of training and was deemed lazy. There were times he got drunk before a match [such as the Ike Weir and Tommy Tracy bouts]. [1]

Brief film career

He appeared as himself in the 1895 lost short Young Griffo vs. Battling Charles Barnett, which at least one source claims is the first film shown for profit. [48] He appeared in at least two other films.

Apparently, two of his film roles were released near or after his death. Released in 1927, he had a minor role in Frank Capra's comedy Long Pants, and the following year in Harry Edwards' 1928 comedy, The Best Man. [49]

Tragic life after boxing

In March 1912, Griffo requested to be sent to the New York workhouse, partly a victim of alcoholism, which had affected him intermittently throughout his career. [50] On 11 July 1912, he was briefly jailed for "almstaking" or begging. He had been arrested previously for begging. [51]

For the last fifteen years of his life he took donations and met friends at the entrance to New York's Rialto Theatre on Broadway and 42nd Street, becoming increasingly destitute by 1925. He spent some of his later years in asylums, and received a portion of his income from benefits staged by his friends. [52] He had gained over fifty pounds by the time of his death. He died in New York of heart disease, initially diagnosed as indigestion, on 7 December 1927 at age 56. He received medical aid too late after dragging himself into a hall from his small rent free room in a West side New York boarding house paid for by Jane F. Fish, an author of children's books. [53] Many American newspapers ran stories on his life as a tragic tale of the effects of alcohol. He left no children nor were there any heirs that laid claim to his estate. [54]

Friends of his from the boxing and theatrical community provided for a burial. [55] [56] Several newspaper accounts after his death attributed his financial plight in part to his illiteracy, and a poor understanding of numbers and currency, which made him an easy victim of unscrupulous handlers. [57]

He was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery after a service at the Madison Avenue Baptist Church. Ring notables in attendance included Jack McAuliffe, Kid McPartland, Tommy Burns, James J. Corbett, and wealthy boxing promoter Tex Rickard, who provided funding for the burial plot and casket. [58] Rickard was later repaid $500 of the $885 of funeral expenses he had donated out of a $3800 estate found to be attributed to Griffo after the funeral. [59]

Official Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
229 fights68 wins11 losses
By knockout334
By decision317
By disqualification40
Draws38
No contests31
Newspaper decisions/draws 81

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
229 Loss 68–11–38 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy White RTD 1 (6) Feb 10, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Twenty-second Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
228 Win 68–10–38 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Martin Judge PTS 6 Jan 30, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
227 Draw 67–10–38 (112) Flag of the United States.svg George Memsic PTS 6 Dec 26, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
226 Win 67–10–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Kid Bain KO 9 (20) Dec 23, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
225 Loss 66–10–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Tipman KO 5 (20) Sep 29, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
224 Loss 66–9–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Bernstein PTS 20 Aug 22, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
223 Win 66–8–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Daly PTS 20 Jul 25, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Acton's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
222 Win 65–8–37 (112) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Jim Popp PTS 6 Dec 16, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
221 Win 64–8–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Kid Ash PTS 10 Nov 25, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
220 Win 63–8–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Ole Olsen PTS 6 Nov 11, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
219 Loss 62–8–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans TKO 8 (25) Jul 10, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
218 Draw 62–7–37 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Lewis PTS 6 May 11, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
217 Win 62–7–36 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Charley Kenney PTS 6 Jan 9, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
216 Win 61–7–36 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Lewis PTS 6 Jan 6, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
215 Win 60–7–36 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Joseph K Devitt KO 20 (20) Apr 27, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Sacramento, California, U.S.Devitt died from injuries sustained in the fight [60]
214 Win 59–7–36 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson DQ 4 (12) Mar 26, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Red Bluff, California, U.S.
213 Loss 58–7–36 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Frank McConnell PTS 15 Feb 3, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, U.S.
212 Win 58–6–36 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Lewis PTS 10 Jan 11, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Vallejo, California, U.S.
211 Win 57–6–36 (112) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Starr TKO 4 (10) Dec 26, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.
210 ND56–6–36 (112) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Tracey NC 1 (8) Nov 18, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.They fought for one minute, when Griffo suddenly threw up his arms, sprang to the ropes and started making a speech. He claimed the taxi he was in collided with a streetcar and he was bruised so bad he could not continue
209 Draw 56–6–36 (111) Flag of the United States.svg Frank Garrard PTS 6 Oct 23, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
208 Win 56–6–35 (111) Flag of the United States.svg Wilmington Jack Daly NWS 6 Sep 27, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
207 Draw 56–6–35 (110) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans PTS 15 Sep 21, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, U.S.
206 Draw 56–6–34 (110) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie McKeever PTS 15 Sep 7, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, U.S.
205 Loss 56–6–33 (110) Flag of the United States.svg Horace Leeds NWS 4 Aug 7, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
204 Win 56–6–33 (109) Flag of the United States.svg Owen Ziegler NWS 6 Jul 12, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
203 Win 56–6–33 (108) Flag of the United States.svg Martin Judge NWS 6 Jun 28, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
202 Loss 56–6–33 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Tommy Ryan TKO 3 (6) Jun 21, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
201 Draw 56–5–33 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Powers PTS 4 Jul 21, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
200 Draw 56–5–32 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Ernst PTS 12 Jul 18, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Buffalo, New York, U.S.
199 Draw 56–5–31 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Everhardt PTS 20 Jul 10, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire AC, Lyceum Theatre, Buffalo, New York, U.S.Billed for world 135lbs title
198 Draw 56–5–30 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Billy Ernst PTS 12 Jun 6, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Unique Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
197 Win 56–5–29 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Sam Tonkins PTS 10 Jun 1, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
196 Draw 55–5–29 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Everhardt PTS 6 May 25, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance
195 Loss 55–5–28 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie McKeever PTS 20 Apr 13, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
194 Draw 55–4–28 (107) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS 4 Dec 20, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
193 Draw 55–4–27 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans PTS 10 Nov 18, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.Pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance
192 Win 55–4–26 (107) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Hanley NWS 4 Nov 13, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
191 Draw 55–4–26 (106) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Randall NWS 4 Nov 7, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
190 Draw 55–4–26 (105) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Dixon PTS 10 Oct 28, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
189 Draw 55–4–25 (105) Flag of the United States.svg George Lavigne PTS 20 Oct 12, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.For American lightweight title
188 Win 55–4–24 (105) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy (Shadow) Maber KO ? (?) Oct 1, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island, New York, U.S.Date uncertain
187 Win 54–4–24 (105) Flag of the United States.svg Charley Barnett KO 4 (6) May 4, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
186 Win 53–4–24 (105) Flag of the United States.svg George Reynolds NWS 6 Apr 11, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Leland Opera House, Albany, New York, U.S.
185 Win 53–4–24 (104) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Curry PTS 4 Mar 30, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New York A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
184 Win 52–4–24 (104) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Harmon PTS 6 Mar 26, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
183 Win 51–4–24 (104) Flag of the United States.svg Jerome Quigley NWS 4 Mar 23, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
182 Draw 51–4–24 (103) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Hanley NWS 6 Mar 20, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
181 Win 51–4–24 (102) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Bull McCarthy NWS 4 Mar 16, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
180 Draw 51–4–24 (101) Flag of Ireland.svg Jimmy Dime PTS 8 Mar 8, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
179 Win 51–4–23 (101) Flag of the United States.svg Horace Leeds PTS 12 Mar 4, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
178 Draw 50–4–23 (101) Flag of the United States.svg Jerome Quigley PTS 4 Feb 23, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
177 Draw 50–4–22 (101) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Dixon PTS 25 Jan 19, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
176 Win 50–4–21 (101) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Hanley NWS 4 Dec 8, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
175 Win 50–4–21 (100) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky Rosebud NWS 4 Nov 29, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
174 Draw 50–4–21 (99) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Bull McCarthy PTS 4 Nov 24, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
173 Win 50–4–20 (99) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie Loeber KO 1 (4) Sep 17, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
172 Loss 49–4–20 (99) Flag of the United States.svg Alf Tompkins PTS 15 Sep 3, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island, New York, U.S.
171 Loss 49–3–20 (99) Flag of Ireland.svg Jack McAuliffe PTS 10 Aug 27, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
170 ND 49–2–20 (99) Flag of the United States.svg Walter Campbell ND 10 Aug 4, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island, New York, U.S.
169 Draw 49–2–20 (98) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Dixon PTS 20 Jun 29, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
168 Win 49–2–19 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Torpedo Billy Murphy PTS 8 May 7, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
167 Draw 48–2–19 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Griffin PTS 8 Apr 23, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
166 Draw 48–2–18 (98) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ike Weir TD 3 (8) Mar 17, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
165 Win 48–2–17 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Ed McCabe PTS 3 Mar 7, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
164 Draw 47–2–17 (98) Flag of the United States.svg George Lavigne PTS 8 Feb 10, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
163 Draw 47–2–16 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Van Heest PTS 8 Jan 23, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
162 Draw 47–2–15 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Solly Smith PTS 6 Jan 3, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
161 Win 47–2–14 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Al Jansen PTS 6 Dec 28, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
160 Draw 46–2–14 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Reg Kid Agnew PTS 6 Dec 20, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
159 Draw 46–2–13 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy White PTS 8 Dec 18, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg McGurn's Handball Court, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
158 Win 46–2–12 (98) Flag of the United States.svg Young Scotty NWS 6 Nov 13, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
157 Win 46–2–12 (97) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Maurice (Dummy) Winters PTS 4 Mar 7, 1893 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
156 Win 45–2–12 (97) Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Marshall DQ 4 (25) Feb 28, 1893 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaBilled for world 130lbs title
155 Win 44–2–12 (97) Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Marshall PTS 12 (25) Dec 20, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaBilled for world 130lbs title;
Police intervened
154 ND 43–2–12 (97) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sandy Ross ND 4 Dec 6, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sidney, New South Wales, Australia
153 Draw 43–2–12 (96) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Martin Denny PTS 25 Nov 8, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darlinghurst Rink, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AustraliaBilled for world 130lbs title
152 Win 43–2–11 (96) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charlie Murphy NWS 4 Sep 13, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darlinghurst Rink, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
151 Win 43–2–11 (95) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charlie Murphy NWS 4 Sep 6, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darlinghurst Rink, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
150 Win 43–2–11 (94) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Melaney NWS 4 Sep 3, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
149 Win 43–2–11 (93) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim Ryan NWS 4 Aug 27, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
148 ND 43–2–11 (92) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charlie Murphy ND 4 Aug 23, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
147 ND 43–2–11 (91) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Donnelly ND 6 Aug 20, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
146 ND 43–2–11 (90) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Donnelly ND 4 Aug 15, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
145 Draw 43–2–11 (89) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Barron PTS 22 (?) Jul 25, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darlinghurst Hall, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AustraliaFor Australian lightweight title
144 ND 43–2–10 (89) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis ND 4 Jul 16, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
143 ND 43–2–10 (88) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 6 Jul 13, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
142 ND 43–2–10 (87) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Bogie ND 4 Jul 5, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
141 ND 43–2–10 (86) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis ND 4 Jul 2, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
140 ND 43–2–10 (85) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charlie Dunn ND 4 Jun 25, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
139 Loss 43–2–10 (84) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick Ryan PTS 9 (8) May 17, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Golden Gate A.C., Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNine rounds mistakenly fought instead of eight
138 ND 43–1–10 (84) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 4 Apr 22, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Federation Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
137 ND 43–1–10 (83) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick McCarthy ND 4 Apr 20, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
136 ND 43–1–10 (82) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sandy Ross ND 4 Apr 16, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
135 Win 43–1–10 (81) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick McCarthy RTD 4 (30) Mar 22, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gaiety Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaRetained world featherweight title
134 ND 42–1–10 (81) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ned Burden ND 4 Feb 27, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Olympic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
133 ND 42–1–10 (80) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 4 Feb 6, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
132 ND 42–1–10 (79) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 3 Jan 12, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Olympic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
131 ND 42–1–10 (78) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 4 Jan 5, 1892 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
130 Win 42–1–10 (77) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy Williams PTS 8 Dec 15, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Crystal Palace, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaRetained Australian and world featherweight titles
129 Win 41–1–10 (77) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto NWS 4 Nov 14, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Clarke's Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
128 ND 41–1–10 (76) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 4 Oct 31, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
127 ND 41–1–10 (75) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 4 Oct 17, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
126 ND 41–1–10 (74) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 4 Oct 1, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
125 ND 41–1–10 (73) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ned Burden ND 4 Sep 1, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
124 ND 41–1–10 (72) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 3 Aug 22, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Olympic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
123 Win 41–1–10 (71) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Torpedo Billy Murphy DQ 22 (30) Jul 22, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaRetained world featherweight title
122 ND 40–1–10 (71) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan ND 4 Jun 15, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
121 Win 40–1–10 (70) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe Molloy NWS 4 Jun 4, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
120 Draw 40–1–10 (69) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 May 30, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
119 ND 40–1–10 (68) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Powell ND 4 Apr 11, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gaiety Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
118 ND 40–1–10 (67) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Powell ND 4 Mar 21, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
117 ND 40–1–10 (66) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Maurice (Dummy) Winters ND 4 Mar 14, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Golden Gate A.C., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
116 Win 40–1–10 (65) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Powell DQ 20 (30) Mar 12, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaRetained world featherweight title
115 ND 39–1–10 (65) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Maurice (Dummy) Winters ND 4 Mar 5, 1891 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
114 Win 39–1–10 (64) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Holden NWS 4 Nov 26, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gaiety Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
113 Win 39–1–10 (63) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Nicholson NWS 4 Nov 24, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian AC, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
112 Draw 39–1–10 (62) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian Jim Ryan NWS 4 Nov 19, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
111 Win 39–1–10 (61) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paddy Moran RTD 13 (20) Nov 14, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian AC, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AustraliaRetained world featherweight title
110 Draw 38–1–10 (61) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 Oct 28, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
109 Win 38–1–10 (60) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Bateman NWS 4 Oct 18, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
108 Win 38–1–10 (59) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sandy Ross NWS 4 Oct 4, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
107 Win 38–1–10 (58) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy Williams NWS 4 Sep 26, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
106 Win 38–1–10 (57) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Bateman NWS 4 Sep 18, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
105 ND 38–1–10 (56) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Pat McShane ND 4 Sep 9, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
104 Win 38–1–10 (55) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack King NWS 4 Sep 8, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
103 Win 38–1–10 (54) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Torpedo Billy Murphy RTD 15 (?) Sep 2, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWon world featherweight title
102 Win 37–1–10 (54) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 Jul 19, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
101 Win 37–1–10 (53) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sandy Ross KO 4 (4) Jul 7, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
100 Win 36–1–10 (53) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joe McLeod KO 2 (15) Jun 11, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
99 Draw 35–1–10 (53) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis NWS 4 Jun 7, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
98 Win 35–1–10 (52) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Doss Patterson KO 2 (?) May 31, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaA finish fight
97 Win 34–1–10 (52) Flag of New Zealand.svg Richard Deerfoot Rose RTD 2 (4) May 17, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
96 Draw 33–1–10 (52) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 May 17, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
95 Win 33–1–10 (51) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Burge NWS 4 May 10, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
94 Draw 33–1–10 (50) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Porter NWS 4 Apr 28, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Amateur Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
93 Draw 33–1–10 (49) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George McKenzie NWS 6 Apr 19, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
92 Draw 33–1–10 (48) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 Apr 11, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
91 Draw 33–1–10 (47) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Fred Smith NWS 6 Apr 5, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
90 Win 33–1–10 (46) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Fred Smith RTD 2 (6) Apr 5, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
89 Draw 32–1–10 (46) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 Mar 29, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
88 Win 32–1–10 (45) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Harry Mason KO 2 (4) Mar 22, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
87 Win 31–1–10 (45) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dallas NWS 4 Mar 22, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
86 Win 31–1–10 (44) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Duneef KO 3 (8) Mar 15, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
85 Draw 30–1–10 (44) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 Mar 3, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Gymnastic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
84 Win 30–1–10 (43) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Midnight Godfrey RTD 4 (12) Mar 1, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
83 Win 29–1–10 (43) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George McKenzie PTS 15 Feb 17, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaRetained Australian featherweight title
82 Draw 28–1–10 (43) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chiddy Ryan NWS 4 Feb 11, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
81 Draw 28–1–10 (42)Unknown NWS 4 Feb 1, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
80 Draw 28–1–10 (41) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis NWS 4 Jan 24, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
79 Win 28–1–10 (40) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Horner NWS 4 Jan 18, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
78 Win 28–1–10 (39) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis RTD 3 (20) Jan 11, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaRetained Australian featherweight title
77 Win 27–1–10 (39) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Will Brummy Fuller NWS 4 Jan 4, 1890 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
76 Win 27–1–10 (38) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nipper Peakes PTS 8 Dec 26, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWon Australian featherweight title
75 Draw 26–1–10 (38) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto PTS 70 (?) Dec 12, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne Athletic Club, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaA finish fight;
70 rounds-Fight commenced at 8.45 pm and finished at 2.00 am
74 Draw 26–1–9 (38) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Martin Denny NWS 4 Nov 26, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
73 Win 26–1–9 (37) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jem Dempsey RTD 12 (30) Nov 18, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
72 Win 25–1–9 (37) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dave Lewis KO 3 (4) Nov 12, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
71 Win 24–1–9 (37) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Holden NWS 4 Nov 9, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
70 Win 24–1–9 (36) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick McCarthy NWS 4 Oct 26, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
69 Win 24–1–9 (35) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Will Sullivan RTD 6 (20) Oct 12, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
68 Win 23–1–9 (35) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Horner NWS 4 Sep 28, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
67 Win 23–1–9 (34) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dodger Ryan PTS 6 Sep 21, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
66 Win 22–1–9 (34) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Horner NWS 4 Sep 14, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
65 Draw 22–1–9 (33) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Horner NWS 4 Aug 31, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
64 Draw 22–1–9 (32) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis NWS 4 Aug 24, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
63 Win 22–1–9 (31) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Doss Patterson KO 4 (15) Aug 17, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
62 Win 21–1–9 (31)Unknown NWS 4 Aug 10, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
61 Win 21–1–9 (30) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Duneef NWS 3 Aug 5, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
60 Draw 21–1–9 (29) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Abe Willis PTS 20 Jul 27, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
59 Draw 21–1–8 (29) Flag of New Zealand.svg Mick McCarthy NWS 4 Jul 13, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
58 Win 21–1–8 (28) Flag of New Zealand.svg Mick O'Brien NWS 4 Jul 6, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
57 Win 21–1–8 (27) Flag of New Zealand.svg Mick O'Brien NWS 4 Jun 29, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
56 Win 21–1–8 (26) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kiama Pet RTD 2 (4) Jun 15, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
55 Draw 20–1–8 (26) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick McCarthy NWS 4 Jun 10, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
54 Win 20–1–8 (25) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alf Lane RTD 2 (8) Jun 6, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
53 Win 19–1–8 (25) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Holden RTD 14 (15) May 24, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
52 Win 18–1–8 (25) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick McCarthy NWS 4 May 20, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
51 Win 18–1–8 (24) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Holden NWS 4 May 4, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
50 Win 18–1–8 (23) Flag of New Zealand.svg Mick O'Brien NWS 4 Apr 27, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
49 Win 18–1–8 (22) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick McCarthy NWS 4 Apr 22, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
48 Draw 18–1–8 (21) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Horden NWS 4 Apr 20, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
47 Draw 18–1–8 (20) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick O'Brien PTS 8 Apr 16, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
46 Win 18–1–7 (20) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Horner NWS 4 Apr 6, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
45 Win 18–1–7 (19) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mick O'Brien PTS 8 Mar 27, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
44 Win 17–1–7 (19) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Adamson NWS 3 Mar 2, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
43 Draw 17–1–7 (18) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ambrose Taylor PTS 8 Feb 2, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
42 Win 17–1–6 (18) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Doolan NWS 4 Jan 19, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
41 Win 17–1–6 (17) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dick Murphy RTD 2 (4) Jan 12, 1889 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's White Horse Gym, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
40 Win 16–1–6 (17) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matt Ritchie NWS 4 Dec 15, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
39 Win 16–1–6 (16) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Torpedo Billy Murphy PTS 4 Dec 10, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
38 Draw 15–1–6 (16) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Burns NWS 4 Dec 1, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
37 Draw 15–1–6 (15) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jones NWS 4 Nov 26, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
36 Win 15–1–6 (14) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Young McShane PTS 4 Nov 17, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
35 Draw 14–1–6 (14) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto NWS 3 Nov 3, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
34 Win 14–1–6 (13) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Young McShane NWS 4 Oct 20, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
33 Draw 14–1–6 (12) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alf Lawrence PTS 8 Sep 22, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
32 Win 14–1–5 (12) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dick Cook PTS 6 Sep 20, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Centennial Hippodrome, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
31 Win 13–1–5 (12) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sam McLeod PTS 6 Sep 20, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Centennial Hippodrome, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
30 Win 12–1–5 (12) Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Fogg PTS 6 Sep 20, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Centennial Hippodrome, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
29 Win 11–1–5 (12) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dick Corbett PTS 6 Sep 19, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Centennial Hippodrome, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
28 Win 10–1–5 (12) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Young McShane NWS 4 Sep 15, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
27 Draw 10–1–5 (11) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Young McShane PTS 8 Sep 8, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
26 Win 10–1–4 (11) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto NWS 4 Sep 1, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
25 Win 10–1–4 (10) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Dalley NWS 4 Aug 25, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
24 Win 10–1–4 (9) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chappie Chapman KO 4 (6) Aug 23, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Roachock's Hall, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
23 Win 9–1–4 (9) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Smith PTS 4 Aug 8, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Roachock's Hall, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
22 Draw 8–1–4 (9) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michis NWS 4 Jul 9, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
21 Win 8–1–4 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Dutchy KO 4 (8) Jul 2, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Boland's Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
20 Draw 7–1–4 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto PTS 13 (?) Jun 6, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Victor's Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
19 Draw 7–1–3 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto PTS 19 (?) May 25, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Open Field, Lilydale, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaA finish fight
18 Draw 7–1–2 (8) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matt Ritchie PTS 8 May 19, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
17 Draw 7–1–1 (8) Flag of the United States.svg Jack King NWS 4 May 5, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Apollo Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
16 Draw 7–1–1 (7) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Young Pluto PTS 8 Apr 30, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Victor's Athletic Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaPossibly a prearranged draw
15 Win 7–1 (7) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Essy McGuire KO 10 (?) Apr 5, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
14 Win 6–1 (7) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Heaney PTS 4 Mar 24, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 Loss 5–1 (7) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Oates PTS 6 Mar 17, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12 Draw 5–0 (7) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Donnelly NWS 4 Mar 3, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 Win 5–0 (6) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Poultney NWS 4 Feb 29, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 Win 5–0 (5) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jim Donnelly NWS 4 Feb 25, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 Draw 5–0 (4) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Arthur Aitken NWS 3 Feb 4, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
8 Draw 5–0 (3) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flemming NWS 4 Jan 14, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
7 ND 5–0 (2) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Binks ND 4 Jan 10, 1888 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
6 Win 5–0 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob O'Neill PTS 15 Mar 1, 1887 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDate uncertain
5 Win 4–0 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ben Francis KO 7 (?) Feb 1, 1887 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDate uncertain
4 Win 3–0 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Whalen KO 10 (?) Jan 1, 1887 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDate uncertain
3 Win 2–0 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Silver KO 49 (?) Mar 1, 1886 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDate uncertain
2 Win 1–0 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Griffiths KO 3 (?) Feb 2, 1886 Flag of Australia (converted).svg The Green, Dawes Point, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDate uncertain
1 ND0–0 (1) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Scott ND 4 Jan 1, 1886 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDate uncertain


Unofficial Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
229 fights118 wins12 losses
By knockout334
By decision818
By disqualification40
Draws68
No contests31

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

No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
229Loss118–12–68 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy WhiteRTD1 (6)Feb 10, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Twenty-second Ward A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
228Win118–11–68 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Martin JudgePTS6Jan 30, 1904 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago A.A., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
227Draw117–11–68 (31) Flag of the United States.svg George MemsicPTS6Dec 26, 1903 Flag of the United States.svg Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
226Win117–11–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Jack Kid BainKO9 (20)Dec 23, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
225Loss116–11–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Joe TipmanKO5 (20)Sep 29, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
224Loss116–10–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Bernstein PTS20Aug 22, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
223Win116–9–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Tommy DalyPTS20Jul 25, 1902 Flag of the United States.svg Acton's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
222Win115–9–67 (31) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg Jim PoppPTS6Dec 16, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
221Win114–9–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Kid AshPTS10Nov 25, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Phoenix A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
220Win113–9–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Ole OlsenPTS6Nov 11, 1901 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
219Loss112–9–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans TKO8 (25)Jul 10, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
218Draw112–8–67 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Jack LewisPTS6May 11, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
217Win112–8–66 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Charley KenneyPTS6Jan 9, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
216Win111–8–66 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Jack LewisPTS6Jan 6, 1900 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
215Win110–8–66 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Joseph K DevittKO20 (20)Apr 27, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Sacramento, California, U.S.Devitt died from injuries sustained in the fight [61]
214Win109–8–66 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Young Peter Jackson DQ4 (12)Mar 26, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Red Bluff, California, U.S.
213Loss108–8–66 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Frank McConnellPTS15Feb 3, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic Club, San Francisco, California, U.S.
212Win108–7–66 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Billy LewisPTS10Jan 11, 1898 Flag of the United States.svg Vallejo, California, U.S.
211Win107–7–66 (31) Flag of the United States.svg Billy StarrTKO4 (10)Dec 26, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg San Francisco, California, U.S.
210ND106–7–66 (31) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom TraceyNC1 (8)Nov 18, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.They fought for one minute, when Griffo suddenly threw up his arms, sprang to the ropes and started making a speech. He claimed the taxi he was in collided with a streetcar and he was bruised so bad he could not continue
209Draw106–7–66 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Frank GarrardPTS6Oct 23, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
208Win106–7–65 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Wilmington Jack DalyNWS6Sep 27, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
207Draw105–7–65 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans PTS15Sep 21, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, U.S.
206Draw105–7–64 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie McKeeverPTS15Sep 7, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, U.S.
205Loss105–7–63 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Horace LeedsNWS4Aug 7, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
204Win105–6–63 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Owen ZieglerNWS6Jul 12, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
203Win104–6–63 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Martin JudgeNWS6Jun 28, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
202Loss103–6–63 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Tommy RyanTKO3 (6)Jun 21, 1897 Flag of the United States.svg Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
201Draw103–5–63 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Joe PowersPTS4Jul 21, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
200Draw103–5–62 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Billy ErnstPTS12Jul 18, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Buffalo, New York, U.S.
199Draw103–5–61 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jack EverhardtPTS20Jul 10, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire AC, Lyceum Theatre, Buffalo, New York, U.S.Billed for world 135lbs title
198Draw103–5–60 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Billy ErnstPTS12Jun 6, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Unique Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
197Win103–5–59 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Sam TonkinsPTS10Jun 1, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
196Draw102–5–59 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jack EverhardtPTS6May 25, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.Pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance
195Loss102–5–58 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Charlie McKeeverPTS20Apr 13, 1896 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
194Draw102–4–58 (30) Flag of Switzerland.svg Frank Erne PTS4Dec 20, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
193Draw102–4–57 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Joe Gans PTS10Nov 18, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.Pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance
192Win102–4–56 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jack HanleyNWS4Nov 13, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
191Draw101–4–56 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jack RandallNWS4Nov 7, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
190Draw101–4–55 (30) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Dixon PTS10Oct 28, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan A.C., New York City, New York, U.S.
189Draw101–4–54 (30) Flag of the United States.svg George Lavigne PTS20Oct 12, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.For American lightweight title
188Win101–4–53 (30) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Billy (Shadow) MaberKO? (?)Oct 1, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island, New York, U.S.Date uncertain
187Win100–4–53 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Charley BarnettKO4 (6)May 4, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
186Win99–4–53 (30) Flag of the United States.svg George ReynoldsNWS6Apr 11, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Leland Opera House, Albany, New York, U.S.
185Win98–4–53 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie CurryPTS4Mar 30, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg New York A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
184Win97–4–53 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Joe HarmonPTS6Mar 26, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan A.C., Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
183Win96–4–53 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jerome QuigleyNWS4Mar 23, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
182Draw95–4–53 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jack HanleyNWS6Mar 20, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
181Win95–4–52 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Bull McCarthyNWS4Mar 16, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
180Draw94–4–52 (30) Flag of Ireland.svg Jimmy DimePTS8Mar 8, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
179Win94–4–51 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Horace LeedsPTS12Mar 4, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
178Draw93–4–51 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jerome QuigleyPTS4Feb 23, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
177Draw93–4–50 (30) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Dixon PTS25Jan 19, 1895 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, U.S.
176Win93–4–49 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Jack HanleyNWS4Dec 8, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
175Win92–4–49 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Kentucky RosebudNWS4Nov 29, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
174Draw91–4–49 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Charles Bull McCarthyPTS4Nov 24, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
173Win91–4–48 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Eddie LoeberKO1 (4)Sep 17, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
172Loss90–4–48 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Alf TompkinsPTS15Sep 3, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island, New York, U.S.
171Loss90–3–48 (30) Flag of Ireland.svg Jack McAuliffe PTS10Aug 27, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
170ND90–2–48 (30) Flag of the United States.svg Walter CampbellND10Aug 4, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Coney Island, New York, U.S.
169Draw90–2–48 (29) Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg George Dixon PTS20Jun 29, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
168Win90–2–47 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Torpedo Billy Murphy PTS8May 7, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
167Draw89–2–47 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny GriffinPTS8Apr 23, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Casino, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
166Draw89–2–46 (29) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ike Weir TD3 (8)Mar 17, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
165Win89–2–45 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Ed McCabePTS3Mar 7, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
164Draw88–2–45 (29) Flag of the United States.svg George Lavigne PTS8Feb 10, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
163Draw88–2–44 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Van HeestPTS8Jan 23, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
162Draw88–2–43 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Solly Smith PTS6Jan 3, 1894 Flag of the United States.svg Tivoli Theater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
161Win88–2–42 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Al JansenPTS6Dec 28, 1893 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
160Draw87–2–42 (29) Flag of the United States.svg Reg Kid AgnewPTS6Dec 20, 1893