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Young Jack O'Brien

W L D
11 3 5
6 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 20
rounds 160
KOs 6%
 
global ID 52151
birth nameJohn Thomas Augustine Hagan
born 1894-12-11
debut1909-06-09 / age 14
divisionlightweight
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
101 558 49 19 13

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1926-07-13
148½George Dewey142½6 2 0
Lauer's Park, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1922-07-18
Wally Hinckle7 1 0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS8/8
 L 
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
1922-07-07
Tommy Gerveldebut
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record.
1922-06-27
Sam Blackiston1 0 0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Three Philadelphia newspapers (the Record, the Inquirer, and the Public Ledger) had O'Brien winning the newspaper decision.
1922-03-14
Willie Moore16 2 0
Ice Palace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and also the Inquirer.
1920-09-13
Henry Hauber5 6 1
Madison A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Inquirer, both favoring O'Brien.
1920-08-17
Eddie McAndrews2 9 0
Carnival Park, West Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
NNC3/15
 N 
NC
3/15
  
This fight was halted by a rainstorm and could not be completed.
1919-12-06
Joe Geiger0 2 0
Atlantic City A.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
(Philadelphia Record)
1918-05-20
Eddie McAndrews0 3 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of McAndrews from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1918-04-08
Harlem Eddie Kelly6 5 6
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) in favor of Kelly,
1918-02-23
Paul Doyle7 1 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Doyle from the Philadelphia Record (Paul Zabala).
1917-05-25
Augie Ratner10 0 0
Harlem S.C., New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1917-05-05
147¼Marty Cross148¼16 1 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening Telegram (Paul Zabala) and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
1916-11-10
Henry Hauber5 6 1
Lincoln A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger was in favor of O'Brien; the Philadelphia Record called it a draw.
1916-10-17
Henry Hauber5 6 0
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1916-09-27
Jimmy Coffey10 4 1
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
This was a disputed decision.
1916-09-04
Jimmy Coffey10 3 1
Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1916-08-24
Marty Cross15 1 0
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record. This was a promotion of the Empire A.C.
1916-06-23
Young Erne24 10 5
Lincoln A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Record in favor of O'Brien (Paul Zabala).
1916-05-13
Johnny Tillman14 1 2
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-05-05
KO Willie Loughlin9 3 1
South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1916-04-13
Jackie Clark18 5 10
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS15/15
 L 
NWS
15/15
  
Newspaper decision from Illustrated Boxing News.
1916-04-04
Joe Butlerdebut
Spring Garden A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Butler was making an ill-considered comeback after many years of inactivity. He was highly regarded in the 1890s and early years of the Twentieth Century.
1916-03-31
Joe Phelan1 2 0
Lincoln A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of O'Brien from the Philadelphia Record.
1916-03-27
Joe Heffernan18 1 1
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1916-02-22
Eddie Revoire9 4 0
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1916-02-08
Henry Hauber5 5 0
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1916-01-20
Henry Hauber5 5 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Record favored Hauber, but the Philadelphia Public Ledger considered O'Brien to be the winner.
1916-01-01
Joe Heffernan17 1 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of O'Brien.
1915-11-16
Joe Heffernan16 1 1
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS15/15
 W  
NWS
15/15
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1915-10-15
Willie Moody18 8 2
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of O'Brien from both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1915-10-04
Alex Costica11 3 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of Costica (Paul Zabala).
1915-09-20
Johnny Duffy0 2 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger in favor of O'Brien.
1915-06-11
Henry Hauber5 4 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1915-05-31
Willie Herman3 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1915-04-12
Willie Moore9 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO5/6
 L 
TKO
5/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-12-25
Ted Kid Lewis124 14 9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Lewis from Philadelphia Public Ledger, Philadelphia Evening Ledger, Philadelphia Inquirer.
1914-12-18
Freddie Kelly4 3 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1914-10-12
Freddie Kelly4 3 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1914-10-06
Eddie McAndrewsdebut
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1914-09-08
Freddie Kelly4 3 1
Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1914-08-21
Charley Turner5 3 1
White Elephant A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-05-30
Young Tack2 1 0
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
O'Brien won the newspaper decision according to the New York Evening Telegram.
1914-03-30
Kid Curley7 4 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1914-02-23
Al Dewey11 2 2
Peerless A.C., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Dick Powell
Bout shortened from 10 to 6 rounds (Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader). Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger and Philadelphia Record.
1914-01-09
Charley Turner5 3 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala) and from the Philadelphia Record.
1914-01-01
Kid Graves12 3 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of a draw (Philadelphia Public Ledger). The Philadelphia Record gave Graves the edge.
1913-12-05
Johnny Duffy0 0 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Jack Kincaid) in favor of O'Brien.
1913-10-23
Al Thumdebut
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1913-09-29
Tommy Howell11 4 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
O'Brien won the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala), but Howell was considered the winner by the Philadelphia Record.
1913-08-14
Percy Cove27 7 12
Metropolitan Theater, Bellingham, Washington, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Dan Salt
Cove is the Pacific Coast Featherweight Champion at this time. Tacoma Daily News
1913-07-26
Frank Barrieau3 0 0
Brighouse Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1913-07-19
Freddie Welsh48 3 6
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1913-05-20
Frankie O'Brien4 4 0
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
1913-05-19
Lockport Jimmy Duffy17 0 2
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Public Ledger gave the newspaper decision as a draw. The Philadelphia Record gave Duffy the edge.
1913-04-23
141¼Phil Cross140½6 1 0
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the New York Times.
1913-02-23
Al Dewey8 2 2
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
1913-02-10
Kid Curley7 3 1
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Record both gave the newspaper decision in favor of Curley.
1913-01-27
Al Ketchell1 2 0
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe, the Naugatuck Daily News reported a win for O'Brien.
1912-12-17
139Lockport Jimmy Duffy13616 0 2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LNWS10/10
 L 
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision from the Buffalo Courier (Paul Zabala).
1912-11-28
138¼Kid Curley138¼7 3 1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Maurice Collins
Newspaper decision from the Buffalo Courier.
1912-11-22
Tommy Carey9 4 2
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave the newspaper decision as a draw.
1912-11-16
Joe Hirst4 4 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record gave their newspaper decisions to Young Jack O'Brien.
1912-10-31
Roy Hurst2 0 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record in favor of Young Jack O'Brien.
1912-10-28
One Round Hogan10 5 4
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of O'Brien.
1912-10-11
Jim Bonner18 9 7
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1912-10-07
Jimmy Martin2 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of O'Brien from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-09-30
Eddie Forrest5 6 1
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision is from the Philadelphia Item. This is one of two three-rounders that O'Brien fought on this date.
1912-09-30
Jimmy Fryer4 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was one of two three-rounders that O'Brien fought on this date.
1912-09-18
Young Abe Brown3 2 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
O'Brien won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times and the Philadelphia Item.
1912-08-26
Kid Henry22 11 4
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1912-08-07
Leach Cross19 3 2
St. Nicholas Rink, New York, New York, USA
DNWS10/10
 D 
NWS
10/10
  
referee: Dan Tone
A draw from NY Times. Newspaper decision for Cross from NY Sun.
Fought at 135 pounds ringside.
1912-07-08
Young Abe Brown3 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
O'Brien won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times.
1912-06-28
Teddy Maloney12 0 0
Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was the first program held at the Olympic Athletic Club which had a capacity of 4,200 spectators and continued to operate for many years.
1912-05-31
Ad Wolgast47 1 9
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of Wolgast from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-05-26
Jimmy Toland2 1 0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-05-22
Knockout Brown27 2 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for O'Brien from Philadelphia Item and NY Sun. The Illustrated Record also reported O'Brien as the winner.
1912-05-08
Danny Cullen2 5 3
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1912-05-03
Tommy Langdon15 3 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record reported that this fight was a draw.
1912-04-29
Tommy Carey9 3 2
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision in favor of O'Brien from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1912-04-26
Happy Davis8 6 2
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS10/10
 W  
NWS
10/10
  
Newspaper decision is from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-04-25
Jimmy Toland2 1 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was one of two three-rounders that O'Brien fought on this date.
1912-04-25
Joe Blum5 1 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS3/3
 W  
NWS
3/3
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was one of two three-rounders that O'Brien fought on this date.
1912-04-15
George Decker13 5 4
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record was in favor of O'Brien and the Philadelphia Item called it a draw. Decker had been in retirement.
1912-04-10
Frank Erne1 1 1
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-03-29
133Young Erne13324 10 5
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Erne won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
1912-03-25
Monte Britt0 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
1912-03-11
Teddy Maloney12 0 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of O'Brien.
1912-03-04
Lefty Gallagher6 2 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
Result from the Phiiladelphia Item.
1912-02-27
Monte Brittdebut
Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
1912-02-22
Teddy Maloney12 0 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Maloney. Record books also show O'Brien fighting Maloney on February 4, but they fought on March 11 instead.
1912-01-25
Tommy Rowan3 5 0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-01-22
Teddy Maloney12 0 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision of "draw from the Philadelphia Item.
1912-01-08
Joe Keenan0 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
From the Philadelphia Item.
1912-01-01
Young Sleuth6 1 1
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of O'Brien.
1911-12-28
Jimmy Livingstone10 14 1
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS4/4
 W  
NWS
4/4
  
This was a benefit show--newspaper decisions were rendered. (Philadelphia Item)
1911-12-25
128Bobby Reynolds1223 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Reynolds. Philadelphia Record had this fight even. O'Brien floored for a short count in the second round.
1911-10-30
Bobby Reynolds3 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item favored Reynolds, but the Philadelphia Record considered O'Brien to be the winner.
1911-10-09
Jimmy Toland2 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of O'Brien.
1911-09-25
Jimmy Toland2 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of O'Brien. This was O'Brien's second professional bout. He was the brother of Philadelphia Jack O'Brien.
1911-09-11
Oscar Williams1 1 0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W DQ3/6
 W  
DQ
3/6
  
O'Brien's professional debut. This result is from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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 tape
 bout
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