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Jack Burke

W L D
41 11 18
20 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 86 rating
rounds 367 ranking
KOs 23%
 
global ID 10538
aliasThe Irish Lad
born 1861-09-10
death date1897-06-30 / age 35
debut1878-01-10 / age 16
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 6½″   /   169cm
residence
Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
birth place
Killarney, Ireland

Career Record

86 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Owen Sullivan
5
3
2
 W  
KO7/20
Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Owen Sullivan
4
3
2
 L 
KO6/0
Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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James Robertson Couper
8
2
0
 N 
ND8/8
Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Jimmy Murphy
18
7
1
 D 
PTS20/20
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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154Ted Pritchard
6
0
0
153
 L 
KO3/20
Albany Club, Holloway, London, United Kingdom
English 154lbs Middleweight Title
Northern Echo (Darlington, England), Saturday, March 14, 1891
referee: George Vize
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Peter Jackson
39
3
2
 N 
ND6/6
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Robertsdebut
 W  
PTS3/3
Tacoma, Washington, USA
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unknown Gormandebut
 W  
PTS4/4
Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Larry Foley
6
0
5
 N 
ND3/3
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Peter Boland
9
0
6
 L 
PTS0/0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Frank Slavin
20
2
4
 L 
KO3/6
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
referee: Jack Thompson
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Woolf Bendoff
0
3
0
 D 
PTS6/6
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman November 5, 1888
referee: Jack Thompson
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George Seale
5
4
0
 N 
ND4/4
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Sportsman October 3, 1888
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Morry Abrahamsdebut
 L 
PTS5/5
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Frank Slavin
18
2
3
 D 
PTS8/8
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman July 11, 1888
referee: Marquis of Queensberry
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Peter Newton
8
2
5
 N 
ND4/4
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Peter Newton
8
2
5
 N 
ND4/4
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Peter Newton
8
2
5
 N 
ND4/4
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Peter Newton
8
2
5
 N 
ND4/4
St George's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Peter Newton
8
1
5
 W  
KO1/8
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Sportsman May 9, 1888
referee: Ted Gurney
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Billy Buck
0
2
0
 N 
ND4/4
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Billy Buck
0
2
0
 N 
ND4/4
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Jim Fogarty
6
3
2
 N 
ND4/4
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Martin Costello
2
2
3
 N 
ND4/4
Victoria Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Larry Foley
6
0
4
 D 
PTS6/6
Centennial Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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160Barney Donovan
26
5
1
144
 N 
ND4/4
Agricultural Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
The Auckland Evening Star
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Jack Dineendebut
 W  
PTS6/6
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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Billy Baker
2
0
0
 L 
PTS4/4
Buffalo, New York, USA
(Bruke undertook to stop Baker in 4 rds-failed and bout awarded to baker)
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George Morrisondebut
 W  
RTD4/5
The Opera House, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
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158Nonpareil Jack Dempsey
34
0
7
164
 D 
PTS10/10
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
Frank Crockett and Jack Hallinan served as joint referees; they could not agree on a decision so a draw was called.
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Jim Carr
0
1
0
 W  
TKO3/0
Los Angeles, California, USA
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164Peter J Nolan
0
0
1
170
 L 
PTS8/8
Chester Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
referee: Frank Kelly
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Peter J Nolandebut
 D 
PTS6/6
Chester Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
referee: Tom Cannon
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160Charlie Mitchell
24
2
8
155
 D 
PTS10/8
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Two extra rounds were ordered by the referee. Sporting News (St. Louis, MO) gave weights as 155 Mitchell and 160 Burke. Washington (DC) Critic reported Burke weighing 164 and Mitchell 165.
referee: William Bradburn
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Dick Cummingsdebut
 D 
PTS5/5
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Harris Martindebut
 D 
PTS4/4
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Reported as Harry Black Pearl Martin.
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Frank Glover
5
3
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Enos Phillips
0
1
0
 W  
KO2/0
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Ralph Welker
0
1
0
 W  
KO2/4
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Jim Currierdebut
 W  
KO2/4
Vine Street Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Burke was to knock Currier out in four rounds or forfeit $500.
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Willie McFarlanddebut
 D 
PTS4/4
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Joe Cooper
0
0
1
 D 
PTS4/4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Ed Kellydebut
 W  
KO4/0
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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Ralph Welkerdebut
 W  
KO2/0
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Mike Cleary
13
3
4
 W  
TKO3/6
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
"Burke weighed something under 165 pounds and Cleary perhaps five pounds less." (Chicago Tribune)
referee: William Bradburn
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Mike Cleary
13
3
3
 D 
PTS9/9
San Francisco, California, USA
(Police intervened)
IBRO 53
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Mike Cleary
13
3
2
 D 
PTS8/8
San Francisco, California, USA
IBRO 53
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John P. Clow
4
2
3
 D 
PTS4/4
Armory Hall, Leadville, Colorado, USA
Clow down twice in the 1st round.
referee: John G. Morgan
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John P. Clow
3
2
2
 D 
PTS4/4
Denver, Colorado, USA
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Mike Ritchiedebut
 W  
KO1/0
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Mike Haleydebut
 W  
KO1/0
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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John W Curtis
0
1
0
 W  
KO3/0
Opera House, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
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Peter Michaeldebut
 W  
KO2/0
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
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Frank Wittendebut
 W  
KO1/0
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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William Wellsdebut
 W  
KO1/0
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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C Effersdebut
 W  
KO1/0
Casino Theatre, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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Charlie Mitchell
24
2
7
 D 
PTS6/6
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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170John L. Sullivan
33
0
0
238
 L 
PTS5/5
Driving Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jack Burke was only a middleweight.
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165John S Barnes
1
0
0
150
 W  
PTS2/0
Market Hall, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Fight was stopped by police, at which point Conley awarded the fight to Burke. There were no knockdowns. 5-29-1885. St. Paul Daily Globe
referee: Pat Conley
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Alf Greenfield
3
6
1
 N 
ND7/6
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
There were two referees. Burke's referee claimed his man had the better of the fight, while Greenfield's wanted it declared a draw, and they disagreed even after an extra round was fought.
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John Gillespiedebut
 D 
PTS2/2
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
(Police intervened)
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Alf Greenfield
3
5
1
 W  
PTS5/5
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Captain James Dalton
3
2
1
 W  
PTS5/5
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Jake Kilrain
10
0
5
 N 
ND4/4
New England Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Charlie Mitchell
22
2
6
 N 
ND3/8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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Charlie Mitchell
22
2
5
 D 
PTS4/4
Germania Assembly Rooms, New York, New York, USA
Mitchell floored Burke twice.
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Jack Welsh
0
1
0
 W  
PTS4/4
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Bill England
0
1
0
 W  
KO1/0
Clarks Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Mike Cleary
10
1
1
 W  
PTS4/4
Irving Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
IBRO 53
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Alf Greenfield
2
2
0
 L 
PTS3/3
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Final of Jem Mace's England All Weight Competition
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J Nixeydebut
 W  
PTS3/3
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Semi-final Jem Mace's English All-weight Competition
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Jim Garwooddebut
 W  
KO8/0
London, United Kingdom
(23 minutes)
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Tom Connorsdebut
 W  
KO6/0
London, United Kingdom
(17 minutes)
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Jack Massey
4
2
0
 W  
PTS4/3
Bob Habbijams West End School of Arms, Newman St, Soho, London, United Kingdom
Final English 154lbs £40 Silver Cup Competition
Referee ordered another round to make a decision
Reynolds's Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, February 18, 1883
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William Coddy Middings
2
1
0
 W  
PTS3/3
Bob Habbijams West End School of Arms, Newman St, Soho, London, United Kingdom
Semi-final English 154lbs £40 Silver Cup Competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
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Lumpy Hughes
3
3
0
 W  
PTS3/3
Bob Habbijams West End School of Arms, Newman St, Soho, London, United Kingdom
1st round English 154lbs £40 Silver Cup Competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
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William Coddy Middingsdebut
 W  
PTS3/3
The Griffin, High Street, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
Final Mr Reeland's heavyweight competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
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Pat Condon
2
0
0
 W  
PTS3/3
The Griffin, High Street, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
Semi-final Mr Reeland's heavyweight competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
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Abe Atterburydebut
 W  
PTS4/4
New Assembly Rooms, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Final, middleweight competition for £20
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jem Gaiger
1
0
0
 W  
PTS3/3
New Assembly Rooms, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
1st series middleweight competition, for £20
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W B Bargedebut
 W  
PTS3/3
26 St Pancras Road, Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom
Semi-final, German Gym Society, middleweight competition.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Charles Gifforddebut
 W  
PTS3/3
26 St Pancras Road, Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom
Final, German Gym Society, middleweight competition.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
W Collinsdebut
 L 
PTS4/4
Lambeth Baths, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
Final, middleweight competition, for Mr Grimes silver cup.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
John Arundeldebut
 W  
PTS3/3
Aldgate Bicycle Club, Aldgate, London, United Kingdom
Final, middleweight competition, for a silver cup.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Jem Gaigerdebut
 L 
PTS3/3
Broad Street Gym, Finsbury, London, United Kingdom
Final, middleweight competition, for a silver cup.
view  ·  event  · tape  · encyclopaedia
Harry Edwardsdebut
 W  
PTS3/3
Broad Street Gym, Finsbury, London, United Kingdom
1st series middleweight competition, for a silver cup.
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