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Martin Flaherty

W L D
29 15 32
13 KOs 7 KOs
last 6


bouts 78
rounds 960
KOs 16%
 
global ID 10688
born 1873-02-04
death date1954-10-00 / age 81
debut1889-01-29 / age 15
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 4″   /   163cm
residence
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
80 12 0 2 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1909-05-20
Jack O'Hare1 0 1
Conlon Building, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
As the scheduled main event was canceled, veteran Flaherty was substituted in a 6-rounder.
1909-05-06
Mike Grady4 3 3
Conlon Building, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
NNC0/0
 N 
NC
0/0
  
Outcome not reported by the Lowell Sun.
1909-02-16
Fred Sidney10 5 9
Conlon Building, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1906-04-19
Billy Gardner28 7 16
Spindle City A.C., Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS0/0
 D 
PTS
0/0
  
Pre-arranged draw (Boston Globe).
1906-04-12
Fred Sidney7 4 4
Spindle City A.C., Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
(Boston Globe)
1905-11-30
Joe Nelson4 5 3
West End A.C., Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Harry B. Senter
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1905-04-19
Young Kenny7 1 8
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
As Young Kenney of Lawrence (Lowell Sun).
1905-01-09
Fred Bryson12 5 7
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
W DQ6/15
 W  
DQ
6/15
  
1904-10-21
Jimmy Briggs53 14 24
Marlborough Theater, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA
LKO7/0
 L 
KO
7/0
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1903-03-18
Martin Canole7 0 3
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Day of month not known. Source is a partial record of Martin Canole published in the San Francisco Call, Nov. 14, 1903
1902-11-18
Belfield Walcott14 9 6
Lenox A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1902-10-16
Sam Bolen33 9 23
Pastime A.C., New Britain, Connecticut, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Reported as Sam Boland.
1902-03-14
Billy Gardner21 3 11
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1902-03-03
Willie Fitzgerald16 4 5
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record, in favor of Fitzgerald.
1902-02-14
Tommy Hogan11 12 7
Lenox A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
referee: Dan Donnelly
As Tommy Hogan of Chicago (Trenton Times, Boston Globe).
1902-02-07
Tony Moran4 22 5
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO10/0
 W  
TKO
10/0
  
referee: Eugene Buckley
(Boston Daily Globe)
1902-01-16
Arthur Cote5 2 3
Lewiston AC, Lewiston, Maine, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Dennis Dunn
1901-07-25
129Billy Gardner12817 3 9
Knickerbocker Club, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Bill Kelleher
1901-05-30
133½Percy McIntyre1414 5 3
Knickerbocker Club, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS0/0
 W  
PTS
0/0
  
referee: Bill Kelleher
1901-05-09
George 'Elbows' McFadden34 6 17
National A.C., Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
LTKO3/20
 L 
TKO
3/20
  
1901-04-01
Joe Gans92 7 12
Ford's Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LTKO4/20
 L 
TKO
4/20
  
referee: George Mantz
Flaherty was down twice in the 4th round.
1900-11-06
Oscar Gardner85 11 27
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
NNC12/0
 N 
NC
12/0
  
1900-08-21
Jack Hamilton12 12 17
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1900-03-19
Danny McBride15 7 7
Prospect Club, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
LDQ1/15
 L 
DQ
1/15
  
referee: Bill Daly
After being disqualified for not breaking clean, Flaherty offered to finish the match with the winner to take the entire purse, but McBride declined
1900-01-25
Dal Hawkins18 6 4
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Jimmy Carroll
1899-12-21
Spike Sullivan37 1 4
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USA
LKO20/20
 L 
KO
20/20
  
time: 2:40
1899-10-30
Tim Kearns17 7 7
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO2/0
 L 
TKO
2/0
  
The first decision was a TKO2, there was a question of whether the last blow was fair or foul. The managers were awaiting a doctor's report but were of the consensus the original call would stand. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-10-09
Tommy Hogan7 6 6
St. Louis A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1899-10-05
Jack Downey22 7 17
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
For roughness and foul fighting it exceeded the anticipation of even those familiar with both men. Flaherty was the stronger and held his advantage to the end. It was a surprise to all when Referee Johnny Eckhardt declared the bout was a draw decision. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-08-29
Billy Gardner0 0 4
Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: James H. Kelly
1899-06-17
Charley Miner10 2 1
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W DQ5/0
 W  
DQ
5/0
  
Some sources report that Flaherty won a three round decision
1899-05-29
New York Jack O'Brien6 4 10
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS25/25
 L 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-05-12
Oscar Gardner68 6 19
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-04-18
Larry Burns3 6 4
West End A.C., Albany, New York, USA
W KO20/0
 W  
KO
20/0
  
referee: Tim Hurst
1899-02-22
Oscar Gardner62 6 16
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Charlie White
Thia was an excellent fight. It was adverted as a championship (126 lbs).
1899-02-16
Danny McBride14 4 7
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO5/20
 W  
KO
5/20
  
1898-12-12
Larry Burns3 5 4
Troy, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1898-11-21
George 'Elbows' McFadden16 4 10
Seaside Pavillion, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
This fight is usually omitted from McFadden's record, but was reported in the Boston Globe, which called it a "good draw."
1898-09-26
Jimmy Dunn0 0 1
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
LNWS6/0
 L 
NWS
6/0
  
Results from the Lowell Sun.
1898-07-04
George Siddons22 13 17
Nutmeg A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1898-06-06
Billy O'Donnell13 6 8
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1898-03-08
Jimmy Gorman5 1 1
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1898-02-15
Larry Burns3 3 3
Troy, New York, USA
W KO18/0
 W  
KO
18/0
  
1897-12-07
Dan McConnell4 8 3
Franklin A.C., New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W KO0/0
 W  
KO
0/0
  
McConnell substituted for Tommy Shortell who failed to appear. Although out-weighed by fifteen pounds, Flaherty had him almost going at times. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-11-16
Larry Burns2 3 3
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USA
LDQ10/20
 L 
DQ
10/20
  
referee: Ed Tighe
1897-10-28
Danny McBride10 2 5
Horizon A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
W DQ10/0
 W  
DQ
10/0
  
One of McBride's seconds entered the ring and interfered, the referee awarded the bout to Flaherty. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-09-21
George Siddons19 11 17
New London A.C., New London, Connecticut, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1897-05-24
Joe Hopkins9 7 6
Empire A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1897-05-04
122½Solly Smith12222 5 11
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS25/25
 L 
PTS
25/25
  
1897-03-17
Dal Hawkins13 3 2
The Race Track Arena, Carson City, Nevada, USA
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
time: 1:04   referee: Malachy Hogan
1897-02-20
Frank Erne12817 0 11
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W UD20/20
 W  
UD
20/20
  
referee: Arthur Moore
1897-02-08
Joe Mullins2 3 1
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1896-12-07
126Larry Burns1261 2 2
Empire A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Lysaght
1896-10-26
Johnny Gorman5 4 6
Nutmeg A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Sam C Austin
1896-09-28
Jack Downey18 2 9
Brooklyn Bridge A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1896-06-16
124George Dixon42 2 20
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jimmy Colville
Fought at 124lbs. Flaherty shed 1 1/2 lbs to make weight.
1896-04-20
Jack Foley1 1 0
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
1896-04-06
Johnny Gorman5 3 1
Eureka A.C., Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1896-03-25
Al Beliveaudebut
Paper City A.C., Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
Beliveau was billed as the New England Lightweight Champion.
1896-03-07
Jack Skelly5 4 1
Grand Central Palace, New York, New York, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Charles H. Sagel
1896-03-05
Spike Sullivan2 0 0
Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Bill Daly
Results from the Boston Daily Globe. Flaherty was much the better. It was agreed beforehand that it would be called a draw if both fighters were on their feet at the final bell.
1896-02-22
Danny McBride7 0 1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Maxwell E Moore
1896-02-04
126½Joe Mullen1321 0 0
Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1896-01-31
Danny McBride6 0 1
New Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
J.J. Frawley, the new referee of the club, showed himself to be so clearly incompetent he was loudly booed and hissed by the spectators. Flaherty had carried the fight, cut McBride's right eye open and almost had him out at the final gong. The judges disagreed and a draw was the least expected. Frawley declared McBride had won, Flaherty sobbed in his corner while the crowd booed vociferously. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1895-09-02
Joe Mullins0 0 1
New London A.C., New London, Connecticut, USA
W DQ1/0
 W  
DQ
1/0
  
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1895-07-31
Patrick Hennesseydebut
Gladstone A.C., Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Thomas Scully
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1895-04-12
Jerry Sullivan1 0 1
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Thomas Scully
Flaherty's first bout since breaking his arm in a fight with "Starlight" in Boston (Boston Globe).
1895-01-21
Young Starlight0 0 1
Charles Bank A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO5/15
 L 
TKO
5/15
  
Flaherty sustained two broken bones in his left hand and wanted to continue, the referee awarded the bout to Starlight. Los Angeles Times
1894-12-29
Billy Johdebut
New Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Reported as Willie Joe (Lowell Sun). Joh won judges verdict. The Sun (NY)
1894-09-25
Kentucky Rosebud17 3 8
Opera House, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1893-12-15
Robert Burns2 2 1
Metropole A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W DQ18/0
 W  
DQ
18/0
  
Referee Brown.
1893-02-20
Robert Burns2 1 1
Metropole A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W KO32/0
 W  
KO
32/0
  
referee: William Mahoney
Fought at 118 pounds.
Burns down once in the 5th round, twice in the 13th, four times in the 32th. Flaherty down once in the 12th round, twice in the 13th. (Providence News)
1892-12-28
Billy Leedamdebut
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1891-11-28
Abe Kid Lloyddebut
Streator, Illinois, USA
DPTS60/0
 D 
PTS
60/0
  
Source: Chicago Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago Herald.
1891-04-20
George Dixon13 1 9
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
Dixon had the best of the fight until the police stopped it at the end of the 6th round.
1891-03-19
Link Popedebut
Leonore, Illinois, USA
W RTD26/0
 W  
RTD
26/0
  
Billed American 110lbs title
A purse of $500 and a side bet of $100 were at stake. The Los Angeles Times
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003
1890-10-17
Frank 'Scotty' Cox0 1 0
New Jersey, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Prof. Huley
Results from the Boston Daily Globe. Cox was a last minute substitute for Young Sullivan. Weights given (Flahert 105lb / Cox 130lb) were merely an assessment. Flaherty was boxing around 110lb at this time, while Cox could easily make 118lb.
1890-10-03
Billy Vincentdebut
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1889-12-02
Henry McCoydebut
Bay State A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
From the record book "Ring Battles of the Century". This may have been an amateur bout.
1889-01-29
Clive Dixondebut
Pelican Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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