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Dick Finnegan

W L D
55 10 2
16 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 68 rating
rounds 555 ranking
KOs 23%
 
global ID 54829
birth nameRichard G. Finnegan
aliasHoneyboy Finnegan
born 1902-08-22
death date1993-02-14 / age 90
debut1920-01-01 / age 17
divisionfeatherweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
residence
Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
71 34 3 0 0

Career Record

71 total bouts, view in calendar
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Win
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Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Georgie Balduc
42
47
7
 W  
KO3/8
Fort Washington, Maryland, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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Lou Saunders
3
5
1
 W  
KO2/10
White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Dick McDaniels
17
22
3
 W  
KO1/10
Orange Belt A.C., San Bernardino, California, USA
time: 0:30
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Clyde Davis
9
13
5
 W  
KO1/10
Orange Belt A.C., San Bernardino, California, USA
time: 0:50
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Johnny Farr
37
25
13
 L 
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"Showing little of his previous speed and skill, Dick (Honeyboy) Finnergan returned to the ring tonight after a year's absence and dropped a close decision". (Associated Press)
referee: Jimmy Walsh
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132¾Armando Santiago
11
7
3
133¾
 L 
KO6/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
According to the Chicago Tribune, Finnegan was down several times, the first time from a right cross in the first round, before taking the full count in round six.
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Cowboy Eddie Anderson
62
24
20
 W  
PTS10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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131½King Tut
39
12
1
134
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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133Pete Nebo
12
10
3
131½
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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130Andre Routis
53
17
7
126¾
 W  
UD10/10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This was the first even to be held at the Boston Garden.
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judge: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
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131Bruce Flowers
52
8
8
133½
 W  
PTS10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jimmy Walsh
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131Johnny Jadick
49
3
1
129¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judge: William T. McDermottDave Nelligan
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129Sammy Fuller
24
4
0
128½
 W  
PTS10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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131½Johnny Jadick
48
3
1
131
 L 
PTS10/10
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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133½Bruce Flowers
45
4
8
134½
 L 
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Joe O'Connor   judge: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
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131½Tod Morgan
60
10
19
131½
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jimmy Walsh   judge: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
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132Jimmy Sacco
65
28
23
133½
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
USA New England lightweight title
Sacco was down twice in the 1st, and once in the 3rd
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Billy Grime
76
16
6
 W  
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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130¼Babe Herman
80
27
17
131
 W  
PTS10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Petey Mack
15
6
2
 N 
ND10/10
West New York, New Jersey, USA
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133¼Jackie Brady
28
21
6
134½
 D 
PTS10/10
Star Park, Syracuse, New York, USA
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131Steve Smith
28
18
15
130½
 W  
PTS10/10
American Legion, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
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132Al Winkler
26
5
3
130
 W  
PTS10/10
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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129½Frankie Fink
23
9
13
134½
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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128¾Frankie Fink
23
8
13
133
 W  
PTS10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Frankie McKenna
6
6
0
 W  
KO3/0
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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127¾Phil O'Dowd
29
23
7
126¾
 W  
KO1/6
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
referee: Jack Michaels
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125¾Chick Suggs
86
18
8
124
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Vacant World Featherweight Title
as recognized by the Massachusetts Boxing Commission. (the title had been relinquished by Louis "Kid" Kaplan.) Finnegan won seven of the rounds, Suggs two, and one was even. The closing rounds saw Suggs "weaken visibly." (AP) .Finnegan gave up the title shortly after, unable to make the weight
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Joe Jawson
9
22
4
 W  
TKO4/12
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USA
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128Red Chapman
53
14
0
127½
 W  
PTS10/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jimmy Walsh
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129Al Winkler
19
3
3
131
 L 
PTS10/10
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
twenty thousand fans were at this fight--In one of the early rounds Finnegan dropped Winkler, but Winkler was up before a count started. Finnegan knocked out by a right to the jaw in the ninth round--he was saved by the bell. (Washington Post)
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129Benny Bass
50
5
1
126
 D 
PTS10/10
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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129½Steve Smith
20
12
14
128
 W  
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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129Joe Glick
74
16
13
131
 W  
KO6/10
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
time: 1:17   referee: Johnny Brassil
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129½Mickey Travers
42
31
12
133¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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128¼Ruby Stein
24
31
7
131
 W  
PTS10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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131Ray Miller
29
3
3
127¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jimmy Walsh
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Lew Mayrs
31
8
8
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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128½Bobby Garcia
48
19
7
129
 W  
DQ6/8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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129¾Joe Glick
65
14
13
130¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Billy Kennedy
23
18
11
 W  
PTS12/12
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
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Babe Herman
68
17
17
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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130Babe Ruth
9
1
1
128½
 W  
KO1/10
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Danny Kramer
81
14
18
 W  
PTS10/10
Cycle Track, Revere, Massachusetts, USA
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131½Billy Murphy
39
5
0
132
 W  
PTS10/10
Alumni Field, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Johnny Dundee
74
17
19
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding), reported as a 10-round win for Finnegan and not a 4-round knockout for Dundee as was shown here previously. Also, out-of-town newspapers (e.g. Pittsburgh Post, Philadelphia Record) reported a 10-round win for Finnegan.
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Goldie Ahearn
18
7
5
 W  
NWS12/12
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Referee Col. Ericson (Washington Post). This fight did not occur on October 3, 1925, as previously shown here. Source: Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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Andy Chaney
50
20
9
 W  
TKO6/10
Folly Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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Eddie Williams
9
2
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Tommy Noble
77
57
16
 W  
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding), according to which Finnegan was the winner and not Noble as shown here previously.
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129½Billy Murphy
38
5
0
131¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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Lew Mayrs
23
4
6
 L 
PTS12/12
Folly Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Billy Murphy
34
4
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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128Goldie Ahearn
12
6
4
127
 W  
PTS12/12
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Goldie Ahearn
12
6
4
 W  
NWS12/12
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Date, location and result from the Washington Post.
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Al Pettingill
9
6
2
 W  
KO1/8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Martin   judge: Pat MoranJohn T. Glackin
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Joe Peck
11
6
3
 W  
KO2/12
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USA
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Red Chapman
38
12
0
 L 
PTS10/10
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Brassil
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Chick Ward
6
3
5
 W  
KO1/12
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USA
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
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Lew Palmer
4
6
1
 W  
TKO4/8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: G. Edward Dixon   judge: William T. McDermottJohn T. Glackin
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Johnny Drew
23
7
2
 W  
PTS10/10
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Freddie Jacks
76
59
13
 W  
PTS8/8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Abe (Kid) Goodman   judge: Dave NelliganWilliam T. McDermott
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Joe Young Fox
63
23
14
 W  
PTS8/8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Steve Adams
9
3
0
 W  
PTS8/8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Andy Bowen
13
7
3
 W  
PTS12/12
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USA
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Freddie Williams
9
10
4
 W  
TKO6/8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Johnny Martin   judge: John T. GlackinWilliam T. McDermott
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126½Bobby Garcia
23
4
3
125¾
 W  
PTS12/12
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USA
Army and Navy Lightweight Title
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Jimmy Hackley
15
7
4
 W  
PTS6/6
Stadium, Balboa, Panama
USN Inter-Fleet Featherweight Title
Finnegan is from the U.S.S. North Dakota, and Hackley is from the California. With respect to the bantamweight title, Sailor Blondie Menrode of the Arizona won by default. Per the March 28 Daily News Searchlight (of Bremerton, WA, USA).
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124Jose Lombardo
11
0
0
123
 W  
PTS12/12
Vista Allegre Bull Ring, Panama City, Panama
Finnegan floored Lombardo twice and beat him decisively, however Lombardo did hurt his left hand early in the fight.
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Johnny Carroll
1
2
0
 W  
KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0

Exact date and location unknown.
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Bob Curleydebut
 W  
PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6

Exact date and location unknown.
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