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Jack Burke

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


bouts 86
rounds 367
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

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1894-06-02
Owen Sullivan5 3 2
Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO7/20
 W  
KO
7/20
  
1894-05-12
Owen Sullivan4 3 2
Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LKO6/0
 L 
KO
6/0
  
1894-04-07
James Robertson Couper8 2 0
Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
NND8/8
 N 
ND
8/8
  
1894-04-01
Jimmy Murphy18 7 1
The Amphitheatre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1891-03-12
154Ted Pritchard1536 0 0
Albany Club, Holloway, London, United Kingdom
LKO3/20
 L 
KO
3/20
  
referee: George Vize
English 154lbs Middleweight Title
Northern Echo (Darlington, England), Saturday, March 14, 1891
1890-09-06
Peter Jackson39 3 2
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
NND6/6
 N 
ND
6/6
  
1890-05-04
Professor Robertsdebut
Tacoma, Washington, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1890-05-04
unknown Gormandebut
Tacoma, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1889-09-25
Larry Foley6 0 5
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND3/3
 N 
ND
3/3
  
1889-03-01
Peter Boland9 0 6
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS0/0
 L 
PTS
0/0
  
1889-02-04
Frank Slavin20 2 4
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LKO3/6
 L 
KO
3/6
  
referee: Jack Thompson
1888-11-03
Woolf Bendoff0 3 0
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Jack Thompson
The Sportsman November 5, 1888
1888-09-27
George Seale5 4 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
The Sportsman October 3, 1888
1888-08-03
Morry Abrahamsdebut
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
1888-07-09
Frank Slavin18 2 3
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Marquis of Queensberry
The Sportsman July 11, 1888
1888-06-09
Peter Newton8 2 5
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-06-02
Peter Newton8 2 5
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-06-01
Peter Newton8 2 5
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-05-12
Peter Newton8 2 5
St George's Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-05-07
Peter Newton8 1 5
Hibernian Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
referee: Ted Gurney
The Sportsman May 9, 1888
1888-04-14
Billy Buck0 2 0
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-04-12
Billy Buck0 2 0
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-03-17
Jim Fogarty6 3 2
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-01-28
Martin Costello2 2 3
Victoria Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1888-01-23
Larry Foley6 0 4
Centennial Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1887-11-11
160Barney Donovan14426 5 1
Agricultural Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
The Auckland Evening Star
1887-04-28
Jack Dineendebut
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1887-04-15
Billy Baker2 0 0
Buffalo, New York, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
(Bruke undertook to stop Baker in 4 rds-failed and bout awarded to baker)
1886-12-20
George Morrisondebut
The Opera House, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
W RTD4/5
 W  
RTD
4/5
  
1886-11-22
158Nonpareil Jack Dempsey16434 0 7
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Frank Crockett and Jack Hallinan served as joint referees; they could not agree on a decision so a draw was called.
1886-10-15
Jim Carr0 1 0
Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1886-07-05
164Peter J Nolan1700 0 1
Chester Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Frank Kelly
1886-06-12
Peter J Nolandebut
Chester Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Tom Cannon
1886-05-10
160Charlie Mitchell15524 2 8
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS10/8
 D 
PTS
10/8
  
referee: William Bradburn
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.
1886-04-10
Dick Cummingsdebut
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
DPTS5/5
 D 
PTS
5/5
  
1886-03-19
Harris Martindebut
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
Reported as Harry Black Pearl Martin.
1886-03-08
Frank Glover5 3 4
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1886-02-14
Enos Phillips0 1 0
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1886-02-12
Ralph Welker0 1 0
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1886-02-05
Jim Currierdebut
Vine Street Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
Burke was to knock Currier out in four rounds or forfeit $500.
1886-01-30
Willie McFarlanddebut
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1886-01-20
Joe Cooper0 0 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1886-01-08
Ed Kellydebut
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1886-01-06
Ralph Welkerdebut
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1885-12-28
Mike Cleary13 3 4
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: William Bradburn
"Burke weighed something under 165 pounds and Cleary perhaps five pounds less." (Chicago Tribune)
1885-11-23
Mike Cleary13 3 3
San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS9/9
 D 
PTS
9/9
  
(Police intervened)
IBRO 53
1885-10-23
Mike Cleary13 3 2
San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
IBRO 53
1885-10-11
John P. Clow4 2 3
Armory Hall, Leadville, Colorado, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: John G. Morgan
Clow down twice in the 1st round.
1885-09-30
John P. Clow3 2 2
Denver, Colorado, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1885-09-05
Mike Ritchiedebut
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1885-08-29
Mike Haleydebut
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1885-08-07
John W Curtis0 1 0
Opera House, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1885-08-04
Peter Michaeldebut
La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1885-07-28
Frank Wittendebut
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1885-07-25
William Wellsdebut
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1885-07-10
C Effersdebut
Casino Theatre, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1885-06-29
Charlie Mitchell24 2 7
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1885-06-13
170John L. Sullivan23833 0 0
Driving Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS5/5
 L 
PTS
5/5
  
Jack Burke was only a middleweight.
1885-05-28
165John S Barnes1501 0 0
Market Hall, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W PTS2/0
 W  
PTS
2/0
  
referee: Pat Conley
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
1885-03-23
Alf Greenfield3 6 1
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
NND7/6
 N 
ND
7/6
  
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.
1885-03-17
John Gillespiedebut
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
DPTS2/2
 D 
PTS
2/2
  
(Police intervened)
1885-03-02
Alf Greenfield3 5 1
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1885-02-02
Captain James Dalton3 2 1
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1884-12-01
Jake Kilrain10 0 5
New England Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NND4/4
 N 
ND
4/4
  
1884-11-24
Charlie Mitchell22 2 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
NND3/8
 N 
ND
3/8
  
1884-10-21
Charlie Mitchell22 2 5
Germania Assembly Rooms, New York, New York, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
Mitchell floored Burke twice.
1884-08-23
Jack Welsh0 1 0
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1884-08-11
Bill England0 1 0
Clarks Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1884-07-28
Mike Cleary10 1 1
Irving Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
IBRO 53
1883-06-29
Alf Greenfield2 2 0
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
LPTS3/3
 L 
PTS
3/3
  
Final of Jem Mace's England All Weight Competition
1883-06-28
J Nixeydebut
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Semi-final Jem Mace's English All-weight Competition
1883-04-03
Jim Garwooddebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
(23 minutes)
1883-02-17
Tom Connorsdebut
London, United Kingdom
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
(17 minutes)
1883-02-14
Jack Massey4 2 0
Bob Habbijams West End School of Arms, Newman St, Soho, London, United Kingdom
W PTS4/3
 W  
PTS
4/3
  
Final English 154lbs £40 Silver Cup Competition
Referee ordered another round to make a decision
Reynolds's Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, February 18, 1883
1883-02-14
William Coddy Middings2 1 0
Bob Habbijams West End School of Arms, Newman St, Soho, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Semi-final English 154lbs £40 Silver Cup Competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1883-02-08
Lumpy Hughes3 3 0
Bob Habbijams West End School of Arms, Newman St, Soho, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1st round English 154lbs £40 Silver Cup Competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1881-05-19
William Coddy Middingsdebut
The Griffin, High Street, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Final Mr Reeland's heavyweight competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
1881-05-19
Pat Condon2 0 0
The Griffin, High Street, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Semi-final Mr Reeland's heavyweight competition
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2006
1880-04-27
Abe Atterburydebut
New Assembly Rooms, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Final, middleweight competition for £20
1880-04-27
Jem Gaiger1 0 0
New Assembly Rooms, Hackney, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1st series middleweight competition, for £20
1879-12-10
W B Bargedebut
26 St Pancras Road, Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Semi-final, German Gym Society, middleweight competition.
1879-12-10
Charles Gifforddebut
26 St Pancras Road, Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Final, German Gym Society, middleweight competition.
1879-02-26
W Collinsdebut
Lambeth Baths, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Final, middleweight competition, for Mr Grimes silver cup.
1879-01-07
John Arundeldebut
Aldgate Bicycle Club, Aldgate, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Final, middleweight competition, for a silver cup.
1878-12-11
Jem Gaigerdebut
Broad Street Gym, Finsbury, London, United Kingdom
LPTS3/3
 L 
PTS
3/3
  
Final, middleweight competition, for a silver cup.
1878-12-11
Harry Edwardsdebut
Broad Street Gym, Finsbury, London, United Kingdom
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
1st series middleweight competition, for a silver cup.
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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