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28 May [[William Miller]] DREW 40 [[Larry Foley]], Academy of Music, Sydney
 
28 May [[William Miller]] DREW 40 [[Larry Foley]], Academy of Music, Sydney
  
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26 July [[Bill Farnan]] W RTD 3 [[Peter Jackson]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
 
26 July [[Bill Farnan]] W RTD 3 [[Peter Jackson]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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23 September [[Bill Farnan]] DREW 6 [[Peter Jackson]], Hunt’s Assembly Rooms, Sydney. Crowd invaded ring
 
23 September [[Bill Farnan]] DREW 6 [[Peter Jackson]], Hunt’s Assembly Rooms, Sydney. Crowd invaded ring
  
1885
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'''1885'''
  
 
20 May [[Tom Lees]] W CO 12 [[Bill Farnan]], Open Air Arena, Heidelberg, Melbourne
 
20 May [[Tom Lees]] W CO 12 [[Bill Farnan]], Open Air Arena, Heidelberg, Melbourne
  
1886
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'''1886'''
  
 
19 April [[Tom Lees]] W RTD 22 [[Bill Farnan]], Williamstown Racecourse, Melbourne. Stopped by police in the 18th round and resumed the next day at a site in Essenden
 
19 April [[Tom Lees]] W RTD 22 [[Bill Farnan]], Williamstown Racecourse, Melbourne. Stopped by police in the 18th round and resumed the next day at a site in Essenden
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25 September [[Peter Jackson]] W RTD 30 [[Tom Lees]], Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. Jackson sailed to the USA on 21 April 1888
 
25 September [[Peter Jackson]] W RTD 30 [[Tom Lees]], Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. Jackson sailed to the USA on 21 April 1888
  
1888
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'''1888'''
  
 
8 December 1888 [[Paddy Slavin]] W CO 1 [[Mick Dooley]], Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. Slavin sailed to England in July 1889
 
8 December 1888 [[Paddy Slavin]] W CO 1 [[Mick Dooley]], Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. Slavin sailed to England in July 1889
  
1890
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'''1890'''
  
 
24 June [[Joe Goddard]] W RTD 21 [[Mick Dooley]], Gymnastic Club, Sydney
 
24 June [[Joe Goddard]] W RTD 21 [[Mick Dooley]], Gymnastic Club, Sydney
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1 November [[Joe Goddard]] W RTD 7 [[Mick Dooley]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
 
1 November [[Joe Goddard]] W RTD 7 [[Mick Dooley]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
  
1891
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'''1891'''
  
 
10 February [[Joe Goddard]] W RTD 4 [[Joe Choynski]], Gymnastic Club, Sydney
 
10 February [[Joe Goddard]] W RTD 4 [[Joe Choynski]], Gymnastic Club, Sydney
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20 July [[Joe Goddard]] W CO 4 [[Joe Choynski]], Athletic Club, Melbourne. Following three eight-round fights in Melbourne against [[Tom Lees]] (drew 8 at the Crystal Palace on 21 September), [[Jack Ashton]] (w pts 8 at the Crystal Palace on 2 October) and [[Ned Ryan]] (w rtd 4 at the Athletic Hall on 31 December), Goddard sailed to the USA on 19 April 1892
 
20 July [[Joe Goddard]] W CO 4 [[Joe Choynski]], Athletic Club, Melbourne. Following three eight-round fights in Melbourne against [[Tom Lees]] (drew 8 at the Crystal Palace on 21 September), [[Jack Ashton]] (w pts 8 at the Crystal Palace on 2 October) and [[Ned Ryan]] (w rtd 4 at the Athletic Hall on 31 December), Goddard sailed to the USA on 19 April 1892
  
1893
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'''1893'''
  
 
14 February [[Steve O’Donnell]] DREW 10 [[Ned Ryan]], California AC, Sydney. Stopped by police. The title was vacated on O’Donnell leaving for the USA shortly after the fight and Ryan thought to have retired
 
14 February [[Steve O’Donnell]] DREW 10 [[Ned Ryan]], California AC, Sydney. Stopped by police. The title was vacated on O’Donnell leaving for the USA shortly after the fight and Ryan thought to have retired
  
1894
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'''1894'''
  
 
1 January [[Harry Laing]] W RTD 12 [[Joe Goddard]], Cumberland Hall, Melbourne. Laing died on 12 April 1894 in railway accident
 
1 January [[Harry Laing]] W RTD 12 [[Joe Goddard]], Cumberland Hall, Melbourne. Laing died on 12 April 1894 in railway accident
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23 June [[Mick Dooley]] W PTS 20 [[Tut Ryan]], Cumberland Hall, Melbourne
 
23 June [[Mick Dooley]] W PTS 20 [[Tut Ryan]], Cumberland Hall, Melbourne
  
1896
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'''1896'''
  
 
4 April [[Mick Dooley]] W CO 2 [[Peter Felix]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
 
4 April [[Mick Dooley]] W CO 2 [[Peter Felix]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
  
1897
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'''1897'''
  
 
3 July [[Mick Dooley]] DREW 10 [[Peter Felix]], Dowridge’s AC, Brisbane. Dissatisfied with the decision, Felix claimed the title  
 
3 July [[Mick Dooley]] DREW 10 [[Peter Felix]], Dowridge’s AC, Brisbane. Dissatisfied with the decision, Felix claimed the title  
  
1898
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'''1898'''
  
 
7 September [[Mick Dooley]] W RTD 6 [[Bill Doherty]], Pavilion Theatre, Fremantle  
 
7 September [[Mick Dooley]] W RTD 6 [[Bill Doherty]], Pavilion Theatre, Fremantle  
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26 December [[Mick Dooley]] W RTD 2 [[Will Bell]], Majestic Club, Coolgardie
 
26 December [[Mick Dooley]] W RTD 2 [[Will Bell]], Majestic Club, Coolgardie
  
1899
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'''1899'''
  
 
21 January [[Mick Dooley]] W CO 2 [[Jim Fogarty]], Coolgardie
 
21 January [[Mick Dooley]] W CO 2 [[Jim Fogarty]], Coolgardie
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2 December [[Peter Felix]] W RTD 7 [[Bill Doherty]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
 
2 December [[Peter Felix]] W RTD 7 [[Bill Doherty]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
  
1900
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'''1900'''
  
 
16 July [[Bill Doherty]] W PTS 20 [[Peter Felix]], Metropolitan AC, Sydney
 
16 July [[Bill Doherty]] W PTS 20 [[Peter Felix]], Metropolitan AC, Sydney
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3 December [[Bill Doherty]] DREW 20 [[Peter Felix]], Summer Gardens, Kalgoorlie. This contest commenced on 1 December, but during the eighth round the electric wiring was cut and the hall plunged into darkness. Unable to repair the damage, the action was adjourned until the following Monday when the remaining 12 rounds were fought
 
3 December [[Bill Doherty]] DREW 20 [[Peter Felix]], Summer Gardens, Kalgoorlie. This contest commenced on 1 December, but during the eighth round the electric wiring was cut and the hall plunged into darkness. Unable to repair the damage, the action was adjourned until the following Monday when the remaining 12 rounds were fought
  
1901
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'''1901'''
  
 
17 June [[Peter Felix]] W CO 2 [[Mick Dooley]], Democratic Club, Melbourne. Billed for the title even though [[Bill Doherty]] was the recognised champion
 
17 June [[Peter Felix]] W CO 2 [[Mick Dooley]], Democratic Club, Melbourne. Billed for the title even though [[Bill Doherty]] was the recognised champion
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4 September [[Bill Doherty]] W CO 7 [[Tut Ryan]], Theatre Royal, Perth
 
4 September [[Bill Doherty]] W CO 7 [[Tut Ryan]], Theatre Royal, Perth
  
1902
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'''1902'''
  
 
7 July [[Bill Doherty]] W CO 13 [[Peter Felix]], Fitzgerald’s Circus, Melbourne
 
7 July [[Bill Doherty]] W CO 13 [[Peter Felix]], Fitzgerald’s Circus, Melbourne
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13 October [[Billy McColl]] W RSC 5 [[Bill Doherty]], NSC, Sydney
 
13 October [[Billy McColl]] W RSC 5 [[Bill Doherty]], NSC, Sydney
  
1903
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'''1903'''
  
 
3 March [[Billy McColl]] W RTD 6 [[Dan Creedon]], NSC, Sydney
 
3 March [[Billy McColl]] W RTD 6 [[Dan Creedon]], NSC, Sydney
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23 November [[Peter Felix]] W RTD 3 [[Alf James]], Queen’s Hall, Melbourne
 
23 November [[Peter Felix]] W RTD 3 [[Alf James]], Queen’s Hall, Melbourne
  
1904
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'''1904'''
  
 
27 September [[Peter Felix]] DREW 20 [[Arthur Cripps]], NSC, Sydney
 
27 September [[Peter Felix]] DREW 20 [[Arthur Cripps]], NSC, Sydney
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22 November [[Bill Squires]] W CO 2 [[Peter Felix]], NSC, Sydney
 
22 November [[Bill Squires]] W CO 2 [[Peter Felix]], NSC, Sydney
  
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'''1905'''
  
 
5 June [[Billy McColl]] W CO 1 [[Dan Creedon]], Victoria Theatre, Newcastle
 
5 June [[Billy McColl]] W CO 1 [[Dan Creedon]], Victoria Theatre, Newcastle
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11 September [[ill Squires]] W CO 4 [[Dick Kernick]], Exhibition Building, Melbourne
 
11 September [[ill Squires]] W CO 4 [[Dick Kernick]], Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  
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28 April [[Bill Squires]] W RSC 3 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]], Exhibition Building, Melbourne
 
28 April [[Bill Squires]] W RSC 3 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]], Exhibition Building, Melbourne
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22 December [[Bill Squires]] W CO 1 [[Mike Williams]], Richmond Racecourse, Melbourne. Squires sailed to the USA on 18 February 1907 and during his absence a series of bouts took place for what was called the ‘resident’ title
 
22 December [[Bill Squires]] W CO 1 [[Mike Williams]], Richmond Racecourse, Melbourne. Squires sailed to the USA on 18 February 1907 and during his absence a series of bouts took place for what was called the ‘resident’ title
  
1907
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'''1907'''
  
 
27 May [[Bill Lang]] W CO 10 [[Peter Kling]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
 
27 May [[Bill Lang]] W CO 10 [[Peter Kling]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
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23 December [[Bill Lang]] W CO 3 [[Ed Williams]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
 
23 December [[Bill Lang]] W CO 3 [[Ed Williams]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
  
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17 February [[Bill Lang]] W RTD 7 [[Peter Felix]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
 
17 February [[Bill Lang]] W RTD 7 [[Peter Felix]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
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16 November [[Bill Lang]] W RSC 5 [[Jim Griffin]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
 
16 November [[Bill Lang]] W RSC 5 [[Jim Griffin]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
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'''1909'''
  
 
3 February [[Bill Lang]] W CO 17 [[Bill Squires]], The Stadium, Sydney
 
3 February [[Bill Lang]] W CO 17 [[Bill Squires]], The Stadium, Sydney

Revision as of 11:12, 22 April 2012

Weight Limit: Initially above 154lbs and then 160lbs

1878

2 December Larry Foley DREW 47 Peter Newton, Thompson’s Athletic Hall, Melbourne

1881

1 February Bill Farnan W CO 6 Charlie Richardson, Newton & Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne

1883

28 May William Miller DREW 40 Larry Foley, Academy of Music, Sydney

1884

26 July Bill Farnan W RTD 3 Peter Jackson, Victoria Hall, Melbourne

23 September Bill Farnan DREW 6 Peter Jackson, Hunt’s Assembly Rooms, Sydney. Crowd invaded ring

1885

20 May Tom Lees W CO 12 Bill Farnan, Open Air Arena, Heidelberg, Melbourne

1886

19 April Tom Lees W RTD 22 Bill Farnan, Williamstown Racecourse, Melbourne. Stopped by police in the 18th round and resumed the next day at a site in Essenden

25 September Peter Jackson W RTD 30 Tom Lees, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. Jackson sailed to the USA on 21 April 1888

1888

8 December 1888 Paddy Slavin W CO 1 Mick Dooley, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. Slavin sailed to England in July 1889

1890

24 June Joe Goddard W RTD 21 Mick Dooley, Gymnastic Club, Sydney

20 October Joe Goddard DREW 8 Peter Jackson, Crystal Palace, Richmond

1 November Joe Goddard W RTD 7 Mick Dooley, Athletic Club, Melbourne

1891

10 February Joe Goddard W RTD 4 Joe Choynski, Gymnastic Club, Sydney

23 May Joe Goddard W DISQ 9 Tom Lees, Skating Rink, Charters Towers

20 July Joe Goddard W CO 4 Joe Choynski, Athletic Club, Melbourne. Following three eight-round fights in Melbourne against Tom Lees (drew 8 at the Crystal Palace on 21 September), Jack Ashton (w pts 8 at the Crystal Palace on 2 October) and Ned Ryan (w rtd 4 at the Athletic Hall on 31 December), Goddard sailed to the USA on 19 April 1892

1893

14 February Steve O’Donnell DREW 10 Ned Ryan, California AC, Sydney. Stopped by police. The title was vacated on O’Donnell leaving for the USA shortly after the fight and Ryan thought to have retired

1894

1 January Harry Laing W RTD 12 Joe Goddard, Cumberland Hall, Melbourne. Laing died on 12 April 1894 in railway accident

23 June Mick Dooley W PTS 20 Tut Ryan, Cumberland Hall, Melbourne

1896

4 April Mick Dooley W CO 2 Peter Felix, Victoria Hall, Melbourne

1897

3 July Mick Dooley DREW 10 Peter Felix, Dowridge’s AC, Brisbane. Dissatisfied with the decision, Felix claimed the title

1898

7 September Mick Dooley W RTD 6 Bill Doherty, Pavilion Theatre, Fremantle

8 October Peter Felix DREW 20 Tut Ryan, Victoria Hall, Melbourne. Although billed for the title, the result proved nothing and Mick Dooley continued to be seen as the legitimate champion

26 December Mick Dooley W RTD 2 Will Bell, Majestic Club, Coolgardie

1899

21 January Mick Dooley W CO 2 Jim Fogarty, Coolgardie

25 February Bill Doherty W CO 6 Mick Dooley, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie

3 April Bill Doherty W CO 4 Mick Dooley, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie

17 June Bill Doherty W DISQ 12 Tut Ryan, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie

14 August Bill Doherty W RTD 16 Tut Ryan, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie

2 December Peter Felix W RTD 7 Bill Doherty, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie

1900

16 July Bill Doherty W PTS 20 Peter Felix, Metropolitan AC, Sydney

11 August Bill Doherty W CO 3 Mick Dooley, Metropolitan AC, Sydney

3 December Bill Doherty DREW 20 Peter Felix, Summer Gardens, Kalgoorlie. This contest commenced on 1 December, but during the eighth round the electric wiring was cut and the hall plunged into darkness. Unable to repair the damage, the action was adjourned until the following Monday when the remaining 12 rounds were fought

1901

17 June Peter Felix W CO 2 Mick Dooley, Democratic Club, Melbourne. Billed for the title even though Bill Doherty was the recognised champion

19 June Tut Ryan W CO 3 Bill Doherty, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie

17 August Tut Ryan W RTD 11 Tim Nolan, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie

4 September Bill Doherty W CO 7 Tut Ryan, Theatre Royal, Perth

1902

7 July Bill Doherty W CO 13 Peter Felix, Fitzgerald’s Circus, Melbourne

13 October Billy McColl W RSC 5 Bill Doherty, NSC, Sydney

1903

3 March Billy McColl W RTD 6 Dan Creedon, NSC, Sydney

5 May Billy McColl W RTD 17 Jim Scanlan, NSC, Sydney. Inactive for over two years, McColl continued to claim the title Despite Peter Felix claiming it for himself

22 September Peter Felix W DISQ 15 Jim Scanlan, NSC, Sydney

23 November Peter Felix W RTD 3 Alf James, Queen’s Hall, Melbourne

1904

27 September Peter Felix DREW 20 Arthur Cripps, NSC, Sydney

22 November Bill Squires W CO 2 Peter Felix, NSC, Sydney

1905

5 June Billy McColl W CO 1 Dan Creedon, Victoria Theatre, Newcastle

10 July Bill Squires W CO 5 Tom Fennessy, Fitzgerald’s Circus, Melbourne

9 September Tim Draffin Murphy W CO 11 Billy McColl, Gaiety Theatre, Sydney

11 September ill Squires W CO 4 Dick Kernick, Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1906

28 April Bill Squires W RSC 3 Tim Draffin Murphy, Exhibition Building, Melbourne

6 November Bill Squires W CO 3 Peter Kling, Ascot Racecourse, Melbourne

3 December Bill Squires W CO 1 Bill Smith, Cyclorama, Melbourne

22 December Bill Squires W CO 1 Mike Williams, Richmond Racecourse, Melbourne. Squires sailed to the USA on 18 February 1907 and during his absence a series of bouts took place for what was called the ‘resident’ title

1907

27 May Bill Lang W CO 10 Peter Kling, Cyclorama, Melbourne

8 July Bill Lang W CO 2 Dick Kernick, Cyclorama, Melbourne

19 August Bill Lang W CO 1 Mike Williams, Cyclorama, Melbourne

16 September Bill Lang W DIS 3 George Reunalf, The Hippodrome, Broken Hill

3 October Bill Lang W RTD 12 Peter Felix, The Hippodrome, Broken Hill

6 November Bill Lang W RSC 8 Arthur Cripps, Cyclorama, Melbourne

23 December Bill Lang W CO 3 Ed Williams, Athletic Club, Melbourne

1908

17 February Bill Lang W RTD 7 Peter Felix, Cyclorama, Melbourne

9 March Bill Lang W CO 1 Bill Smith, Cyclorama, Melbourne

20 July Bill Lang W RTD 6 Jim Griffin, Cyclorama, Melbourne

16 November Bill Lang W RSC 5 Jim Griffin, Cyclorama, Melbourne

1909

3 February Bill Lang W CO 17 Bill Squires, The Stadium, Sydney

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