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Tommy Sullivan

W L D
74 27 27
32 KOs 8 KOs
last 6


bouts 130
rounds 1274
KOs 24%
 
global ID 63366
birth nameThomas F. Sullivan
aliasBrooklyn Tommy Sullivan
born 1881-02-27
death date1967-04-06 / age 86
debut1897-01-08 / age 15
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
residence
Brooklyn, New York, USA
birth place
Brooklyn, New York, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
133 20 2 0 1

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1913-05-23
Young Kid Hussey0 0 1
Monroe, Washington, USA
LKO1/4
 L 
KO
1/4
  
Reported as being the Tommy Sullivan of Brooklyn, NY. "He, himself, and some friends had been telling how bad a man he was and how quickly he would 'get' Hussey and the local boy was looking out for him... Sullivan has been in the ring with some of the best known fighters in the country during his long career as a fighter, and he said that none of them had a harder punch than Hussey." Monroe Monitor
1912-04-08
Tommy Dixon9 12 9
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W NWS8/8
 W  
NWS
8/8
  
Sullivan won the newspaper decision (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette).
1912-04-03
Tommy Dixon9 12 9
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
NND8/8
 N 
ND
8/8
  
1909-03-19
Phil Knight6 1 1
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W DQ3/10
 W  
DQ
3/10
  
1909-03-13
Kid Taylor0 0 1
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1908-12-16
Jimmy McNeildebut
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
McNeil is billed as the Australian Featherweight Champion.
1908-06-06
Jim Donovan0 2 0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W NWS6/6
 W  
NWS
6/6
  
Sullivan was floored four times in round five, but won all other rounds and got the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. The Philadelphia Record had it as a draw.
1908-04-30
Abe Attell48 4 13
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USA
LTKO4/20
 L 
TKO
4/20
  
Match made at 123 and Featherweight limit was 122 lbs. Neither fighter made the agreed-to 123-lbs and weight moved to 126lbs for Sullivan.
Police Captain Anderson stepped into the ring and instructed Referee Alvie King to stop the one-sided affair after Sullivan had been knocked down three times.
1907-12-14
Jack Moran3 1 1
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1907-10-22
Sammy Jonesdebut
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1907-10-02
Fred Harrisdebut
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1907-09-21
Abe Attell44 4 10
Physical Culture Farm, Alton, Illinois, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
1907-08-18
Solly Ensteindebut
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1907-08-14
Joe Wagner9 9 4
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
LKO2/6
 L 
KO
2/6
  
1906-10-12
Arizona Kid0 1 0
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1906-08-20
Harry Amesdebut
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1905-07-12
Joe Sherlock5 8 3
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LDQ2/0
 L 
DQ
2/0
  
1905-03-20
Hugh McPadden17 5 9
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
1905-01-18
Eddie Toy6 6 6
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1904-10-13
Abe Attell27 3 7
West End Athletic Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO5/20
 W  
KO
5/20
  
World Featherweight Title, 124 lbs
Attell claimned a foul, which was disallowed after a medical examination
1904-04-25
Austin Rice41 22 51
Portland, Oregon, USA
W PTS5/5
 W  
PTS
5/5
  
1904-03-10
Danny McMahon7 8 7
Jackson, Michigan, USA
W KO6/0
 W  
KO
6/0
  
1903-10-07
Clarence Forbes58 10 20
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1903-10-02
Kid Herman24 6 13
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1903-08-14
Billy Cook1 1 0
Woodman Hall, Terril, Iowa, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Moss Mason   judges: Jim ChapmanJoe ONeil
1903-07-28
Billy Cook0 1 0
Opera House, Ayrshire, Iowa, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Tommy Sullivan of Brooklyn was the better boxer the decision was considered a farce (Ayshire Chronicle as reported in teh July 31, 1903 Terril Tribune).
1903-07-09
Tommy Feltz48 12 20
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Sullivan's record lists this bout as occurring April 30, 1903.
1903-06-06
Fred McKenziedebut
Hammond, Indiana, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1903-05-28
Tommy Feltz46 12 20
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LDQ11/0
 L 
DQ
11/0
  
Sullivan's record incorrectly lists this bout as occurring June 4, 1903.
1903-04-23
Clarence Forbes57 6 20
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Referee Fisher.
1903-04-08
Eddie Rock0 1 0
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1903-02-20
Clarence English4 0 0
Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO3/0
 L 
KO
3/0
  
1903-01-22
Hugh McPadden16 4 7
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LTKO8/20
 L 
TKO
8/20
  
As Hugh McFadden of Brooklyn (Oshkosh Daily Northwestern).
1902-12-31
Eddie Toy6 3 6
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1902-11-20
Jack McClelland37 4 15
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LKO12/12
 L 
KO
12/12
  
From the Pittsburgh Press: "During the fight last night McClelland really knocked out two men- Sullivan and one of his seconds who, when Tommy was staggering, ran along one side of the ring and applied cold water to Sullivan's face. McClelland took a punch at him and sent him reeling."
1902-10-23
Joe Sherlock3 5 2
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LDQ2/20
 L 
DQ
2/20
  
Confirmed (newspaper). 7-12-1905 date '43 RRB is in error.
1902-09-25
Kid Herman21 3 10
Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO2/6
 L 
KO
2/6
  
1902-09-11
Kid Farmer10 0 0
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LPTS8/8
 L 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Harry Sharpe
1902-05-29
Eddie Santry29 9 7
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO3/20
 W  
KO
3/20
  
1902-05-14
Barney Abel2 5 7
West End Boxing Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LKO14/0
 L 
KO
14/0
  
1902-04-20
Ole Olsen34 14 19
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1902-04-18
Eddie Santry29 9 6
Wabash A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
NNC3/0
 N 
NC
3/0
  
Santry claimed he had been kneed in the groin, and the doctor concurred. (The Los Angeles Times)
1902-04-14
Eddie Santry28 9 6
Chicago, Illinois, USA
LDQ3/0
 L 
DQ
3/0
  
1902-03-21
Eddie Sprague6 5 5
Wabash A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Malachy Hogan
1902-03-02
Kid Herman20 2 10
Chicago, Illinois, USA
LDQ2/0
 L 
DQ
2/0
  
1902-02-15
Clarence Forbes45 3 18
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Confirmed sources indicate that Forbes fought Finucane on this date so this needs further research
1902-01-31
Kid Broad18 10 14
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1902-01-21
Danny McMahon7 6 5
Jackson, Michigan, USA
W TKO5/20
 W  
TKO
5/20
  
1902-01-13
Ole Olsen12833 13 18
American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1902-01-08
Jack O'Keefe5 5 8
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LPTS20/20
 L 
PTS
20/20
  
1901-12-27
Tommy Mowatt6 7 1
Columbia A.C., Jackson, Michigan, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1901-11-30
Barney Abel1 5 3
Arbutus Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Eddie Santry
Pre-arranged draw. Sullivan had the better of it (Chicago Tribune).
1901-06-20
Austin Rice29 11 33
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS11/11
 L 
PTS
11/11
  
1901-05-20
Jack Hamilton14 14 21
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1901-04-26
Patsy Broderick17 14 12
New Century A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
1901-04-19
Billy Gardner15 2 9
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
LPTS11/11
 L 
PTS
11/11
  
1901-04-04
Dave O'Connor3 8 4
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1901-03-26
Austin Rice27 11 30
New London, Connecticut, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1901-03-11
Billy Barrett21 11 16
New Britain, Connecticut, USA
W DQ5/20
 W  
DQ
5/20
  
1901-03-10
Dave O'Connor3 7 4
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
1901-02-26
Austin Rice26 11 30
New London, Connecticut, USA
LPTS16/16
 L 
PTS
16/16
  
1901-02-18
Joe Bernstein16 12 19
Casino, New Britain, Connecticut, USA
W DQ6/0
 W  
DQ
6/0
  
1901-01-02
Patsy Broderick16 13 12
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
W KO5/0
 W  
KO
5/0
  
1900-12-20
Austin Rice22 11 27
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
Exact date unknown.
1900-12-07
Billy Ryan16 6 11
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1900-11-23
Buddy Ryan7 2 4
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1900-11-01
Tommy Mowatt0 3 1
Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1900-10-19
Benny Yanger21 0 6
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1900-09-17
Andy Daly8 7 7
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W DQ12/20
 W  
DQ
12/20
  
(Boston Globe)
1900-09-11
Buddy Ryan6 2 3
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA
DPTS6/6
 D 
PTS
6/6
  
1900-08-18
Johnny Burns1 5 2
Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1900-07-31
George Dixon56 7 27
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO7/25
 W  
TKO
7/25
  
"The one time invincible George Dixon succumbed to Tommy Sullivan, of Brooklyn, at Coney Island tonight. The end came as the men shaped up for the seventh round, when Tom O'Rourke admitted defeat for his man, and claiming his left arm was disabled, refused to permit him to continue. Dixon was getting all the worst of it. Sullivan was willing to mix it up on the slightest provocation and the consensus of opinion was that Dixon was well beaten." (Durango Democrat)
1900-07-09
Lew Meyers5 5 1
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1900-06-16
Jack Hamilton11 11 17
Gravesend A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1900-05-30
Johnny Ritchie9 4 7
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1900-05-19
Jack Lowery4 3 2
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1900-04-27
Cole Watson0 1 0
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1900-04-23
Harry Burke0 2 0
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DNWS6/6
 D 
NWS
6/6
  
The Philadelphia Item called Burke v. Sullivan a draw.
1900-04-06
Billy Gardner3 1 7
Isoteric A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1900-03-17
Kid Watsondebut
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
1900-02-10
Johnny Burns1 3 1
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1900-02-03
122Austin Rice12215 8 19
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1900-01-20
Andy Daly4 3 5
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1899-12-26
Mike Lyons2 6 2
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
Exact date unknown.
1899-12-18
Billy Barrett17 6 14
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
Exact date unknown.
1899-12-14
Billy Ryan11 1 6
Alhambra, Syracuse, New York, USA
LPTS25/25
 L 
PTS
25/25
  
1899-12-08
Andy Daly2 2 5
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
1899-11-30
Billy Barrett15 6 13
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1899-11-18
Billy Barrett15 5 12
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1899-11-09
Austin Rice12 8 19
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1899-09-28
Lew Meyers3 2 0
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO18/20
 W  
KO
18/20
  
1899-09-18
Billy Ryan11 0 5
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1899-09-14
Austin Rice11 7 19
Waterbury A.C., Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
1899-08-11
Jimmy Devers2 6 5
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
W PTS20/20
 W  
PTS
20/20
  
1899-08-05
Johnny Ritchie8 3 5
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1899-07-08
Johnny Ritchie8 3 4
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1899-06-30
Tim Callahan12 3 14
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1899-06-08
Tim Callahan11 3 14
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
1899-05-01
Billy Ryan10 0 4
Alhambra Theater, Syracuse, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1899-04-08
Jerry Sullivan1 6 1
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
1899-01-14
Tim Callahan7 3 10
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS25/25
 L 
PTS
25/25
  
1898-12-10
Jimmy Devers1 5 4
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1898-10-24
Billy Ryan7 0 3
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS12/12
 D 
PTS
12/12
  
1898-08-25
Charley Kelly8 8 3
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
LDQ6/0
 L 
DQ
6/0
  
1898-08-06
Frank Patterson7 2 9
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W DQ4/0
 W  
DQ
4/0
  
1898-07-02
Patsy Haley18 8 7
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS20/20
 D 
PTS
20/20
  
1898-05-21
Jimmy Devers1 5 2
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1898-05-05
Jimmy Martindebut
Yonkers, New York, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1898-04-25
Dick Connors0 3 1
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1898-04-19
Alf Allen2 4 3
Troy, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Dime
1898-04-08
Kid Murphy0 2 2
Norwalk S.C., Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
1898-03-19
George Fagin0 2 1
Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1898-02-28
Paul Kelly4 1 2
Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1897-12-13
Dave O'Connor1 1 1
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1897-12-05
Al Hartedebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1897-10-20
Art Milligandebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1897-10-11
Johnny Midget Glynn7 7 6
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1897-10-10
Mickey Breesedebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO3/0
 W  
KO
3/0
  
1897-10-02
Mike Lyons1 2 0
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO7/0
 W  
TKO
7/0
  
1897-09-08
Joe Gormandebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1897-08-30
Johnny Midget Glynn6 7 5
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1897-08-10
Kid Murphy0 0 1
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
W KO11/0
 W  
KO
11/0
  
1897-08-02
Johnny Midget Glynn6 7 4
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1897-07-04
Johnny Midget Glynn6 6 4
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1897-06-19
Terry McGovern4 1 0
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
Scheduled for ten rounds at 112 pounds McGovern and Sullivan went at one another at a fast and exciting pace and did everything except bite each other for ten rounds without a let-up. In the end the referee declared the fight a draw. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1897-05-04
Dick Connors0 2 1
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
1897-04-06
Johnny Midget Glynn6 5 3
Yonkers, New York, USA
W KO8/0
 W  
KO
8/0
  
1897-03-27
Danny Baugh0 1 2
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1897-03-20
Johnny McAvoy0 1 0
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO4/0
 W  
TKO
4/0
  
1897-03-03
Johnny Midget Glynn6 4 2
Yonkers, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1897-02-06
Danny Burrows0 1 0
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO7/0
 W  
KO
7/0
  
1897-01-20
Danny Burrowsdebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
1897-01-08
Johnny McAvoydebut
Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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