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Dave Sullivan

W L D
27 12 17
18 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 56
rounds 776
KOs 31%
 
global ID 10711
born 1877-05-10
death date1929-00-00 / age 51
debut1895-07-27 / age 18
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
residence
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Knocknanaff, County Cork, Ireland

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
58 9 2 0 0

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1905-11-22
Mississippi28 6 5
Consolidated A.C., New York, New York, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
referee: Billy Elmer
(Trenton Times)
1905-03-13
Kid Herman30 8 15
Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
LKO9/0
 L 
KO
9/0
  
1904-03-18
Charles Neary12 4 15
Panorama Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Malachy Hogan
1904-02-29
Young Corbett II49 4 9
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO11/20
 L 
TKO
11/20
  
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1904-01-12
Jimmy Briggs47 10 21
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jimmy Colville
Wednesday, January 13, 1904 Paper: Boston Journal
1903-12-25
Austin Rice40 17 49
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
1903-06-26
Crocky Boyle17 8 8
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and in favor of Dave Sullivan. The Central A.C. had been called the Ariel A.C. until a change in management.
1902-11-07
Jimmy Briggs38 6 14
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W DQ8/0
 W  
DQ
8/0
  
In the eighth Briggs landed blows at will and after one to the stomach Sullivan doubled up, claiming he was fouled. He staggered to his corner and sat down. Before a decision was given Sullivan rushed back and resumed the fight. Briggs again landed a heavy blow and Sullivan cried "foul" and was awarded the decision. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1902-04-17
Austin Rice34 13 38
Poli's Theater, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Bill Crowley
1902-02-22
125½Terry McGovern124½53 3 4
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LTKO15/25
 L 
TKO
15/25
  
referee: Bob Fitzsimmons
1901-10-14
Kid Broad18 10 13
International A.C., Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eddie McBride
The fight was ordered stopped by Chief of Police Griffin in the 20th round. "Broad forced the fighting all the way and should have got the decision... They were mixing it up fiercely when the bout was stopped." - Globe & Mail
1901-09-30
Kid Broad17 10 13
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LPTS25/25
 L 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Tim Hurst
1901-04-29
126Jack McClelland124½36 3 11
Buckingham Theater, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W KO20/20
 W  
KO
20/20
  
Results from the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette. This was a hard fought battle. McClelland was winning up until the final round.
1901-01-14
Kid Broad15 8 12
Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Tim Hurst
Tuesday, January 15, 1901 Paper: Muskegon Chronicle
1900-12-10
Tim Callahan29 3 19
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W DQ18/20
 W  
DQ
18/20
  
1900-11-30
Ole Olsen27 10 13
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LDQ14/0
 L 
DQ
14/0
  
referee: George Siler
1900-10-08
Oscar Gardner84 9 26
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W TKO14/20
 W  
TKO
14/20
  
Gardner refused to go on for the fifteenth round, claiming a foul. The referee refused the foul plea and gave the bout to Sullivan. Source:Boston Globe
1900-07-23
Luke Burke7 8 6
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO4/20
 W  
KO
4/20
  
1900-07-03
Kid Broad14 7 11
Sea Side A.C., Coney Island, New York, USA
LDQ16/25
 L 
DQ
16/25
  
time: 1:54   referee: Billy Madden
1900-05-03
Billy Whistler20 4 32
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DPTS17/25
 D 
PTS
17/25
  
referee: Harry Pollock
The police intervened. When Referee Harry Pollock announced the draw decision, Herman Miller, one of Whistler's seconds jumped into the ring and hit him violently in the face. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1900-04-02
Eddie Gardner23 5 4
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO19/25
 W  
TKO
19/25
  
1900-03-30
Tim Callahan19 3 19
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LDQ3/6
 L 
DQ
3/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-03-16
Kid Broad13 5 11
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Charlie White
1900-01-30
Jack Hamilton11 9 14
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USA
W PTS25/25
 W  
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Tim Hurst
1899-11-28
Kid Broad9 5 10
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1899-11-10
Joe Bernstein12 6 17
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Charlie White
1899-09-30
Joe Bernstein12 6 16
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-08-19
Jack Hamilton9 7 13
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-04-19
New York Jack O'Brien6 4 9
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-03-27
Joe Bernstein11 4 14
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-02-11
Marty McCue16 10 16
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1899-01-09
125Oscar Gardner12060 5 16
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
LKO17/0
 L 
KO
17/0
  
1898-11-11
122George Dixon11946 5 25
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
LDQ10/25
 L 
DQ
10/25
  
referee: Jimmy Colville
World Featherweight Title (122 lbs); Sullivan made weight on second attempt.
1898-09-26
Solly Smith26 5 13
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO5/25
 W  
TKO
5/25
  
referee: Aleck Brown
World Featherweight Title
"The bout was stopped at the end of the fifth round by the referee, who awarded the honors to Sullivan. During the second round Smith had the misfortune to break his left arm near the wrist. He used it lightly a few times in the third round, but it hung loosely in the next two rounds, and it was seen by everybody that the Californian could not continue. Smith's accident robbed him of what certainly would have been a victory, as it was apparent to everyone that he was by far the cleverer." (Cripple Creek Morning Times)
1898-05-16
124Sammy Kelly11815 2 1
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Jimmy Dime
1898-03-04
118Patsy Broderick1187 6 6
Waverly A.C., Yonkers, New York, USA
W TKO9/20
 W  
TKO
9/20
  
billed for the American title at 118lbs
1897-10-18
116Pedlar Palmer115½20 0 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World 116lbs Bantamweight Title
1897-04-28
Patsy Haley15 4 5
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO22/0
 W  
KO
22/0
  
1897-03-20
Maxie Haugh13 4 15
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W DQ5/0
 W  
DQ
5/0
  
referee: Frank Alvahall
1897-02-17
115Patsy Haley11514 2 5
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO13/25
 W  
KO
13/25
  
Haley was knocked down twice in the 13th round. Boise, Idaho Statesman
1897-01-27
Tom McCunedebut
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1897-01-02
Jimmy Rose0 1 4
New York, New York, USA
W TKO17/0
 W  
TKO
17/0
  
1896-12-19
Tommy Tullydebut
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1896-11-24
Casper Leon25 3 5
Bohemian S.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Referee: Jem Mace
1896-11-07
Austin Rice2 1 1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Arthur Moore
1896-10-19
Jack Ward13 3 6
Eureka Athletic Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1896-10-13
Young Dixondebut
Bohemian Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1896-10-01
Turkey Point Billy Smith2 4 0
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Judges decision.
1896-09-29
Bob Cunningham3 2 0
Bohemian S.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USA
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
referee: Honest John Kelly
Sullivan suffered four broken ribs. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1896-09-15
Austin Rice1 1 0
Bohemian S.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1896-08-17
Allie Alberts0 1 1
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO11/0
 W  
KO
11/0
  
1896-06-16
Joe Elms4 3 6
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO10/12
 W  
KO
10/12
  
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1896-02-07
Allie Albertsdebut
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1896-01-29
Austin McKavaneydebut
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1896-01-27
Austin Kaveneydebut
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
referee: Bill Daly
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1895-10-17
Phil Smithdebut
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
1895-08-03
Dave Parkmandebut
Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1895-07-27
Barty McGriel0 0 1
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
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No Contest
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