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'''Weight Limit: Initially above 154lbs and then 160lbs'''
 
'''Weight Limit: Initially above 154lbs and then 160lbs'''
 
'''1878'''
 
 
2 December Larry Foley DREW 47 Peter Newton, Thompson’s Athletic Hall, Melbourne
 
  
 
'''1881'''
 
'''1881'''
  
1 February Bill Farnan W CO 6 Charlie Richardson, Newton & Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne
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1 February [[Bill Farnan]] W CO 6 [[Charlie Richardson]], Newton & Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne
  
 
'''1883'''
 
'''1883'''
  
28 May William Miller DREW 40 Larry Foley, Academy of Music, Sydney
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28 May [[William Miller]] DREW 40 [[Larry Foley]], Academy of Music, Sydney
  
1884
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'''1884'''
  
26 July Bill Farnan W RTD 3 Peter Jackson, Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
  
1888
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'''1888'''
  
8 December 1888 Frank Slavin W CO 1 Mick Dooley, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. Slavin sailed to England in July 1889
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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
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24 June [[Joe Goddard]] W RTD 21 [[Mick Dooley]], Gymnastic Club, Sydney
  
20 October Joe Goddard DREW 8 Peter Jackson, Crystal Palace, Richmond
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20 October [[Joe Goddard]] DREW 8 [[Peter Jackson]], Crystal Palace, Richmond
  
1 November Joe Goddard W RTD 7 Mick Dooley, Athletic Club, Melbourne
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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
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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
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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
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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
  
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
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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
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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
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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
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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  
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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  
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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
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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
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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
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21 January [[Mick Dooley]] W CO 2 [[Jim Fogarty]], Coolgardie
  
25 February Bill Doherty W CO 6 Mick Dooley, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
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25 February [[Bill Doherty]] W CO 6 [[Mick Dooley]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
  
3 April Bill Doherty W CO 4 Mick Dooley, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
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3 April [[Bill Doherty]] W CO 4 [[Mick Dooley]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
  
17 June Bill Doherty W DISQ 12 Tut Ryan, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
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17 June [[Bill Doherty]] W DISQ 12 [[Tut Ryan]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
  
14 August Bill Doherty W RTD 16 Tut Ryan, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
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14 August [[Bill Doherty]] W RTD 16 [[Tut Ryan]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
  
2 December Peter Felix W RTD 7 Bill Doherty, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
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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
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16 July [[Bill Doherty]] W PTS 20 [[Peter Felix]], Metropolitan AC, Sydney
  
11 August Bill Doherty W CO 3 Mick Dooley, Metropolitan AC, Sydney
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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
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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
  
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
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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
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19 June [[Tut Ryan]] W CO 3 [[Bill Doherty]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
  
17 August Tut Ryan W RTD 11 Tim Nolan, Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
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17 August [[Tut Ryan]] W RTD 11 [[Tim Nolan]], Miners Institute, Kalgoorlie
  
4 September Bill Doherty W CO 7 Tut Ryan, Theatre Royal, Perth
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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
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7 July [[Bill Doherty]] W CO 13 [[Peter Felix]], Fitzgerald’s Circus, Melbourne
  
13 October Billy McColl W RSC 5 Bill Doherty, NSC, Sydney
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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
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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  
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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
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22 September [[Peter Felix]] W DISQ 15 [[Jim Scanlan]], NSC,  Sydney
  
23 November Peter Felix W RTD 3 Alf James, Queen’s Hall, Melbourne
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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
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27 September [[Peter Felix]] DREW 20 [[Arthur Cripps]], NSC, Sydney
  
22 November Bill Squires W CO 2 Peter Felix, NSC, Sydney
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22 November [[Bill Squires]] W CO 2 [[Peter Felix]], NSC, Sydney
  
1905
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'''1905'''
  
5 June Billy McColl W CO 1 Dan Creedon, Victoria Theatre, Newcastle
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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
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10 July [[Bill Squires]] W CO 5 [[Tom Fennessy]], Fitzgerald’s Circus, Melbourne
  
9 September Tim Murphy W CO 11 Billy McColl, Gaiety Theatre, Sydney
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9 September [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] W CO 11 [[Billy McColl]], Gaiety Theatre, Sydney
  
11 September Bill Squires W CO 4 Dick Kernick, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
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11 September [[Bill Squires]] W CO 4 [[Dick Kernick]], Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  
1906
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'''1906'''
  
28 April Bill Squires W RSC 3 Tim Murphy, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
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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
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6 November [[Bill Squires]] W CO 3 [[Peter Kling]], Ascot Racecourse, Melbourne
  
3 December Bill Squires W CO 1 Bill Smith, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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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
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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
  
1907
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'''1907'''
  
27 May Bill Lang W CO 10 Peter Kling, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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27 May [[Bill Lang]] W CO 10 [[Peter Kling]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
8 July Bill Lang W CO 2 Dick Kernick, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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8 July [[Bill Lang]] W CO 2 [[Dick Kernick]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
19 August Bill Lang W CO 1 Mike Williams, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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19 August [[Bill Lang]] W CO 1 [[Mike Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
16 September Bill Lang W DIS 3 George Reunalf, The Hippodrome, Broken Hill
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16 September [[Bill Lang]] W DIS 3 [[George Ruenalf]], The Hippodrome, Broken Hill
  
3 October Bill Lang W RTD 12 Peter Felix, The Hippodrome, Broken Hill
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3 October [[Bill Lang]] W RTD 12 [[Peter Felix]], The Hippodrome, Broken Hill
  
6 November Bill Lang W RSC 8 Arthur Cripps, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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6 November [[Bill Lang]] W RSC 8 [[Arthur Cripps]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
23 December Bill Lang W CO 3 Ed Williams, Athletic Club, Melbourne
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23 December [[Bill Lang]] W CO 3 [[Ed Williams]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
  
1908
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'''1908'''
  
17 February Bill Lang W RTD 7 Peter Felix, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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17 February [[Bill Lang]] W RTD 7 [[Peter Felix]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
9 March Bill Lang W CO 1 Bill Smith, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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9 March [[Bill Lang]] W CO 1 [[Bill Smith]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
20 July Bill Lang W RTD 6 Jim Griffin, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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20 July [[Bill Lang]] W RTD 6 [[Jim Griffin]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
16 November Bill Lang W RSC 5 Jim Griffin, Cyclorama, Melbourne
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16 November [[Bill Lang]] W RSC 5 [[Jim Griffin]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
1909
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'''1909'''
  
3 February Bill Lang W CO 17 Bill Squires, The Stadium, Sydney
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3 February [[Bill Lang]] W CO 17 [[Bill Squires]], The Stadium, Sydney

Revision as of 08:33, 22 April 2012

Weight Limit: Initially above 154lbs and then 160lbs

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 Bill 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 Ruenalf, 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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