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Tom Sharkey

W L D
37 7 6
34 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 52 rating
rounds 273 ranking
KOs 63%
 
global ID 10551
aliasSailor
born 1873-11-26
death date1953-04-17 / age 79
debut1893-03-17 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach
70½″   /   179cm
residence
San Francisco, California, USA
birth place
Dundalk, Ireland

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
54 10 0 2 0

Career Record

54 total bouts, view in calendar
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unverified
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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
Jack Munroe
8
3
2
 L 
NWS6/6
2nd Regiment Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Munroe won the newspaper decision in a fight put on by the Interstate A.C.. (Syracuse Herald)
referee: Bert Crowhurst
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Gus Ruhlin
27
7
2
 L 
TKO11/20
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
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Peter Maher
123
8
4
 N 
NC3/6
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Referee Rocap signalled an end to this bout of very little action, in the third round.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher According to the Philadelphia Item, it was obvious that the fighters had agrees to only go through motions because of the poor gate.
referee: William H. Rocap
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Mexican Pete Everett
25
12
0
 L 
DQ2/20
Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA
"The first round was a give-and take affair, Everett making as good a showing as the sailor. In the second, shortly after the round was called, the men came together in a mix-up. Pete received a body blow, which sent him to his knees, and while down Sharkey struck him on the head and the referee gave the fight to Everett. After the decision Sharkey offered to fight Everett at once for $1000 a side. Everett accepted the challenge, but friends of both men interfered." (Cripple Creek Republican)
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192Fred Russell
12
5
2
205
 W  
KO4/10
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
A wild brawl marred by fouls and wrestling. Sharkey was groggy in the third. In Rd 4 Sharkey lands four hard swings to Russell's jaw and puts him down. When Russell arose Sharkey clouted him behind the ear and he was out.
referee: Frank Cullen
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Bob Fitzsimmons
56
4
3
 L 
KO2/25
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
time: 2:06   referee: Charlie White
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180Gus Ruhlin
25
5
2
195
 L 
KO15/0
Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, USA
referee: Johnny White
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Yank Kenny
9
7
1
215
 W  
KO1/25
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
According to some reports Kenny did not appear to be in the best of shape. It was a looping right-hander that finished Kenny.
time: 2:16   referee: Johnny White
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Joe Choynski
46
10
5
 W  
TKO3/6
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA
A left to the jaw dropped Choynski just as the bell ended the second round. When he tried to answer for the third round, Choynski fell over onto his back, and Referee Hogan awarded the bout to Sharkey. National Police Gazette, May 26, 1900.
referee: Malachy Hogan
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Tom (Stockings) Conroy
10
9
3
 W  
KO3/10
Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
time: 2:12   referee: Johnny White
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Jack McCormick
9
14
2
 W  
KO1/20
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
From the Boston Globe.
time: 0:38
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Jim Jeffords
3
3
0
 W  
KO2/10
Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Jeffords was knocked down in the 1st round, and down and out in the 2nd round, when he claimed a foul, but the referee disallowed it.
time: 2:06   referee: Malachy Hogan
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Joe Goddard
32
13
7
 W  
TKO4/6
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Goddard down twice in the 4th round, last time his seconds throwing in the towel.
time: 1:10   referee: Johnnie Clark
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183James J. Jeffries
11
0
2
215
 L 
PTS25/25
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
World Heavyweight Title
"From the first round to the twenty-fifth the sailor put up a battle that plainly demonstrated that he was a 'pug' of no mean ability, and the greater science, alone, of his opponent is all that won him the big fight on points. The club house was filled to its utmost capacity, and with few exceptions the decision was considered fair and equitable." (Breckenridge Builletin)
referee: George Siler
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Jack McCormick
5
8
1
 W  
KO2/6
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
From the Philadelphia Item.
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172Charles Kid McCoy
58
3
8
158
 W  
KO10/20
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
McCoy sent Sharkey to the floor twice in the second round. Sharkey ko'd McCoy in the 10th with a left hook. After the count, Sharkey attacked McCoy again thinking the bout still on and dropped him with another left.
referee: Tim Hurst
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176James J. Corbett
10
1
3
182
 W  
DQ9/20
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
"Corbett had all the worst of the encounter, when one of his seconds, 'Connie' McVey, jumped into the ring, appealing to the referee, thus violating the rules, and the referee, 'Honest' John Kelly, had no alternative but to disqualify Corbett and award the bout to Sharkey." (Summit County Journal)
referee: Honest John Kelly
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177Gus Ruhlin
13
3
1
190
 W  
KO1/25
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
Results from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which stated "Sharkey's weight was announced to be 177 pounds, but he looked fully ten pounds heavier and the odds went up." It was a one-punch knockout.
time: 2:17
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James J. Jeffries
8
0
2
205
 L 
PTS20/20
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
Sharkey was down in the 11th round.
referee: Alec Greggains
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178Joe Choynski
35
6
3
168
 D 
PTS8/20
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
Choynski down three times in the 5th round, once in the 6th.
"Sharkey rushes Choynski across the ring to the ropes in Sharkey's corner and Joe goes clear through the ropes and falls to the floor below about four feet lower than the ring, directly in front of Captain Lees. The Chief of Police arose and raised his finger, and the police commenced to clamber into the ring. The referee yelled "Draw," and Sharkey rushed over to him and tried to expostulate, but was hustled to his corner by the police." (San Francisco Call)
"Although he (Sharkey) had agreed not to strike in the clinches he repeatedly used his elbows and head, pushing, wrestling and butting Choynski against the ropes." (The Kansas City Star)
referee: George Green
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178Joe Goddard
31
4
7
193
 W  
KO6/20
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
In the 6th round of an uneventful fight, Sharkey landed a roundhouse right on Goddard's jaw and then tackled him to the boards where Goddard's head struck hard. Referee McArthur had to restrain Sharkey from fouling the Australian as he lay on top of him.
referee: Bob McArthur
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Punch Vaughn
0
1
0
 W  
KO3/0
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Tom Parksdebut
 W  
KO1/0
Dundalk, Ireland
 W  
KO
1/0

Dundalk, Ireland
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Pat McCourtdebut
 W  
KO2/0
Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Joe Craig
1
1
0
 W  
KO1/0
Ginnett's Circus, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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173Peter Maher
109
5
2
173
 D 
PTS7/7
Palace A.C., New York, New York, USA
Maher hit Sharkey at the bell ending the seventh round. Sharkey was like a wild bull, he had clinched and several seconds after the bell hit Maher with three right hand blows to the head. Maher landed one in return, there was a wild scene with Sharkey hitting one of Maher's seconds in the head. The police intervened and the referee declared the bout a draw. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
referee: Jimmy Colville
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184Jim Williams
15
3
2
 D 
PTS8/8
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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182Bob Fitzsimmons
50
2
3
173½
 W  
DQ8/10
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
This bout was promoted as for the World Heavyweight Title The ref's decision was hotly criticized.
referee: Wyatt Earp
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Reddy Gallagher
1
2
2
 L 
NWS4/4
Lyceum Theater, Denver, Colorado, USA
(Denver Republican)
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177½James J. Corbett
10
0
2
178
 D 
PTS4/4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Frank Carr
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180Jim Williams
14
0
2
182
 W  
TKO7/0
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
Williams's corner threw in the sponge after he was knocked down. The Los Angeles Times
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Joe Choynski
31
4
2
 W  
PTS8/8
People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, USA
Sharkey landed a foul blow on Choynski at the end of the first round, and the police captain came and stopped the fight. After a delay, the fight was allowed to proceed. SF Chronicle
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Sailor Charles Brown
0
4
0
 W  
KO1/0
Vallejo, California, USA
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Alec Greggains
6
2
2
 D 
PTS8/8
Bush Street Theater, San Francisco, California, USA
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185John Millerdebut
200
 W  
TKO9/0
Colma A.C., Colma, California, USA
Reported to be Miller's pro debut by San Francisco Call. Miller was down in the 4th and 8th rounds. Sheriff McEvoy stopped the bout in the 9th round when Miller was about to be knocked down again.
referee: Young Mitchell
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William Dunndebut
 W  
KO1/0
Vallejo, California, USA
(San Francisco Call)
referee: George Green
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Australian Billy Smith
21
12
10
 W  
TKO7/20
Colma A.C., Colma, California, USA
Smith was down once in the 3rd round, twice in the 6th, and several times in the 7th when the Sheriff stopped the fight.
referee: John King
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185Martin Mulverhill
0
1
0
150
 W  
KO20/0
Armory Hall, Vallejo, California, USA
(San Francisco Morning Call)
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Sailor Charles Brown
0
3
0
 W  
KO1/0
Vallejo, California, USA
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Jack Marks
0
1
0
 W  
KO1/0
Vallejo, California, USA
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Rough Thompson
0
1
0
 W  
KO4/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Sharkey hit Thompson when the later was down in the 3rd round, the referee allowed a foul, but Thompson decided to continue. (Hawaiian Gazette)
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Jack McAuley
2
0
0
 W  
KO1/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Billy Tatedebut
 W  
KO2/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Nick Barrowichdebut
 N 
ND3/3
Opera House, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Source: Daily Bulletin
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165Jack Langley
0
1
0
170
 W  
KO8/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Source: Daily Bulletin
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Nick Burley
15
1
0
 D 
PTS9/8
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Source: Hawaiian Gazette and Daily Bulletin.
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Rough Thompsondebut
 W  
KO2/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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George Washingtondebut
 L 
KO0/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
"Geo. Washington, the colored pugilist, knocked out Sharkey, a heavy-weight, in a set-to at a certain place last night. Gloves were used." (Daily Bulletin)
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Jim Barringtondebut
 W  
KO1/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
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Jack Welsh
0
3
0
 W  
KO2/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Jim Harvey
0
0
1
 W  
KO2/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Jack Langleydebut
 W  
KO4/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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J Pickettdebut
 W  
KO2/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Jack Gardnerdebut
 W  
KO4/0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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