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Spike Sullivan

W L D
48 7 10
37 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 65
rounds 714
KOs 52%
 
global ID 56915
aliasWilliam Sullivan / Wm Clothiers
born 1874-07-14
debut1895-11-25 / age 21
divisionwelterweight
residence
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
birth place
Knocknanaff, County Cork, Ireland

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
71 36 3 2 1

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1910-08-19
Frankie Castordebut
Frankford A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/6
 W  
KO
6/6
  
Castor died afterward of injuries sustained in this fight. Sullivan landed a terrific blow in the last round and Castor went down with a crash and failed to regain consciousness. Castor was a substitute and his true identity is uncertain at this time.
1905-05-20
Tim Callahan40 7 24
Shamrock-La Crosse Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LKO4/0
 L 
KO
4/0
  
referee: Pat Rooney
1904-12-20
Dude Kennedy6 3 0
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W TKO11/0
 W  
TKO
11/0
  
Chicago Tribune
1903-10-05
Jack Blackson1 5 1
Broadway A.C., Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision for Blackson from Philadelphia Inquirer. A draw from Wilkes-Barre Times.
Sullivan was down twice in the 5th round. The Philadelphia Item called this fight a draw.
1903-09-10
Dave Holly25 0 0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Holly was a surprising and decisive winner.
1903-09-02
Jimmy Gardner21 2 14
Troy AC, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
1903-07-18
144Bobby Dobbs14484 23 32
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
referee: J.R. Smoult
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1903-06-15
140Jack Nelson1384 0 0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
Billed World 140 lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1903-04-20
137Jabez White1369 3 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Billed for World 137lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 21 April 1903
1903-02-09
138Jim Maloney1395 9 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W KO1/20
 W  
KO
1/20
  
Billed for World 140lbs title
Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 10 February 1903
1902-12-11
135Bill Chester13517 3 0
New Adelphi Club, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
W KO14/15
 W  
KO
14/15
  
Billed for World 136lbs title
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Friday 12 December 1902
1902-06-21
134Jabez White1348 3 1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
Billed for World 134lb title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002
1902-04-15
Sam Bolen32 9 22
New Britain, Connecticut, USA
DPTS20/0
 D 
PTS
20/0
  
1902-01-24
Billy Devine11 4 0
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record had Sullivan winning.
1901-12-21
Danny Duane22 8 5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1901-11-22
Eddie Connolly23 13 15
St. Patrick's Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W KO8/15
 W  
KO
8/15
  
1901-11-11
Curly Supples12 3 8
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
referee: Eddie McBride
1901-06-10
Joe Handler13 1 5
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USA
LTKO17/20
 L 
TKO
17/20
  
1901-04-01
Harry Berger5 2 2
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W KO18/20
 W  
KO
18/20
  
(Boston Globe)
1901-02-18
Tim Kearns24 9 8
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W PTS20/0
 W  
PTS
20/0
  
1900-12-10
Harry Berger5 2 1
Trenton, New Jersey, USA
DPTS20/0
 D 
PTS
20/0
  
1900-04-21
Young Starr11 2 1
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W DQ13/20
 W  
DQ
13/20
  
Starr was disqualified for hitting Sullivan when the latter was down
1900-03-24
Young Starr11 2 1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LNWS6/6
 L 
NWS
6/6
  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. According to the Item, Starr won decisively in an upset. Sullivan fought so poorly that the Item said that if that was the best he could he would soon sink into oblivion.
1900-03-17
140Walter Burgo1457 8 4
Bijou Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W TKO4/20
 W  
TKO
4/20
  
referee: John R. Bennett
Sullivan arrived in town from New York only an hour before the fight. The Toronto Star called the bout "somewhat farcical." Sullivan outclassed Burgo in "science, speed, height and punching ability." - The Globe. Burgo was warned on multiple occassions for hitting low.
1900-02-09
Joe Gans78 5 11
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LTKO14/25
 L 
TKO
14/25
  
time: 2:17   referee: Charlie White
Sullivan was helpless when Referee Charley White decided to end the bout. As White was leaving the ring, Dan Donnolly, one of Sullivan's seconds, rushed and nailed the referee with a punch to the left eye in protest of the verdict. National Police Gazette, Feb. 24, 1900.
1900-01-05
George 'Elbows' McFadden26 6 13
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
DPTS25/25
 D 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Charlie White
1899-12-21
Martin Flaherty24 9 20
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USA
W KO20/20
 W  
KO
20/20
  
time: 2:40
1899-12-18
Jim Popp5 2 4
Hawthorne A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
referee: Jack Sheehan
Popp was counted out while protesting that Sullivan had fouled him.
1899-12-11
Charley 'Young' Kenney6 1 0
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W TKO6/20
 W  
TKO
6/20
  
1899-12-09
Ed Darrell3 4 0
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
1899-12-02
Tommy Cleary11 4 4
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1899-11-30
Emilio Sanchez4 3 6
German A.C., Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/20
 W  
KO
6/20
  
1899-11-27
Paddy Sheehan3 2 3
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W KO12/20
 W  
KO
12/20
  
referee: Bert Crowhurst
1899-11-13
Dan McConnell6 10 3
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/20
 W  
TKO
5/20
  
referee: Bert Crowhurst
1899-11-04
Joe Youngs4 3 13
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO20/0
 W  
KO
20/0
  
1899-10-12
Jimmy Murray2 6 6
Hercules A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO6/25
 W  
KO
6/25
  
referee: Charlie White
1899-10-02
135Jerome Quigley1359 6 10
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO6/25
 W  
TKO
6/25
  
referee: George Siler
Results from the NY Herald.
1899-09-23
Billy Ernst19 14 5
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
time: 2:47
1899-05-23
Kid McPartland30 6 9
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
LPTS25/25
 L 
PTS
25/25
  
referee: Charlie White
1899-04-03
138George Kerwin136½16 4 8
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO7/25
 W  
KO
7/25
  
referee: Charlie White
1899-03-13
Jack Waldron9 4 6
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO22/25
 W  
KO
22/25
  
referee: Aleck Brown
1899-02-20
Otto Sieloff11 1 7
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO13/25
 W  
KO
13/25
  
1899-01-16
136Eddie Connolly13817 5 10
Hyperion Theater, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1898-10-20
Jimmy Dunn0 0 1
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS6/0
 W  
PTS
6/0
  
1898-06-24
Dal Hawkins15 3 3
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA
W KO22/25
 W  
KO
22/25
  
1898-05-06
John Mahoneydebut
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
referee: Walter H. Schlichter
As Young Mahoney. Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Inquirer.
1898-02-21
130Harry Greenfield1283 4 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W RTD15/20
 W  
RTD
15/20
  
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World 130 lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearnook 2002
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, February 26, 1898
1897-11-29
135Jim Curran134½1 2 0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, December 4, 1897
1897-07-26
Jimmy Whitedebut
Empire A.C., Troy, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
The star bout was to have been Billy O'Donnell and Andy Kelly, Kelly failed to appear and O'Donnell refused to fight Harry Stiles who was the substitute. The manager of the club, Spike Sullivan agreed to fight Jimmy White. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-05-17
Jack Downey19 2 11
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W DQ19/20
 W  
DQ
19/20
  
referee: Dick Roche
With the verdict practically in his favor, Downey swung his man half way across the ring to his knees and struck him twice while he was in that position. It was a palpable foul and cost him the fight. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-05-10
Tommy Butler3 4 7
Empire A.C., Troy, New York, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1897-03-29
Tommy White18 3 16
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1897-03-17
Mike Leonard10 9 4
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO8/25
 W  
KO
8/25
  
There were two cards at the Broadway A.C. on this date. This bout is on the evening show.
1897-02-27
Harry Orrdebut
Weymouth Center Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS3/3
 W  
PTS
3/3
  
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1897-02-22
Joe Flaherty6 10 7
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USA
W TKO5/20
 W  
TKO
5/20
  
1897-02-13
Billy Kelly0 1 1
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO6/0
 W  
TKO
6/0
  
1897-01-16
133Mike Farragher1337 1 5
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
1897-01-11
Joe Bernstein1 2 3
Union Park A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
1897-01-09
Joe Hopkins8 4 5
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS2/20
 W  
PTS
2/20
  
The referee gave the decision to Sullivan after the police had ordered the bout stopped "with Hopkins lying hopeless in the middle of the ring." (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1896-12-28
Jerry Marshall19 15 12
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
W DQ7/20
 W  
DQ
7/20
  
time: 2:20
1896-12-12
George 'Elbows' McFadden15 2 3
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1896-11-07
Billy Joh1 0 2
New York A.C., New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:48   referee: Arthur Moore
1896-10-16
Danny McBride8 2 4
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
DPTS15/15
 D 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Sam C Austin
1896-10-13
Willie Keefedebut
Bohemian Sporting Club, New York, New York, USA
W KO8/15
 W  
KO
8/15
  
time: 0:55
1896-10-01
Ellwood McCloskey5 5 2
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/0
 W  
TKO
5/0
  
1896-08-30
Frank Keefe0 1 0
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1896-06-16
Lewis Sullivan1 0 0
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1896-04-20
Frank Farley4 2 5
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1896-03-05
Martin Flaherty10 4 5
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.
1896-01-01
Bill Brierley0 1 0
Woburn A.C., Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1895-11-25
Jerry O'Connordebut
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO3/3
 W  
TKO
3/3
  
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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