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|death date||1953-04-17 (79)|
|height||5′ 8″ / 173cm|
|reach||70½″ / 179cm|
|residence||San Francisco, California, USA|
|birth place||Dundalk, Ireland|
rounds boxed 273
rounds boxed 10
Total Bouts 54 KO% 62.96
|1904-02-27||Jack Munroe||8-3-2||2nd Regiment Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||L||NWS||6||6|
| referee: Bert Crowhurst |
Munroe won the newspaper decision in a fight put on by the Interstate A.C.. (Syracuse Herald)
|1902-06-25||Gus Ruhlin||27-7-2||National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom||L||TKO||11||20x3|
|1902-01-17||Peter Maher||123-8-4||Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||NC||NC||3||6|
| referee: William H. Rocap |
Referee Rocap signalled an end to this bout of very little action, in the third round.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher According to the Philadelphia Item, it was obvious that the fighters had agrees to only go through motions because of the poor gate.
|1901-05-07||Mexican Pete Everett||25-12-0||Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA||L||DQ||2||20|
|"The first round was a give-and take affair, Everett making as good a showing as the sailor. In the second, shortly after the round was called, the men came together in a mix-up. Pete received a body blow, which sent him to his knees, and while down Sharkey struck him on the head and the referee gave the fight to Everett. After the decision Sharkey offered to fight Everett at once for $1000 a side. Everett accepted the challenge, but friends of both men interfered." (Cripple Creek Republican)|
|1901-05-03||Fred Russell||12-5-2||Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA||W||KO||4||10|
| referee: Frank Cullen |
A wild brawl marred by fouls and wrestling. Sharkey was groggy in the third. In Rd 4 Sharkey lands four hard swings to Russell's jaw and puts him down. When Russell arose Sharkey clouted him behind the ear and he was out.
|1900-08-24||Bob Fitzsimmons||56-4-3||Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA||L||KO||2||25|
| time: 2:06 | referee: Charlie White |
|1900-06-26||Gus Ruhlin||25-5-2||Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, USA||L||KO||15|
| referee: Johnny White |
|1900-06-08||Yank Kenny||9-7-1||Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA||W||KO||1||25|
|1900-05-08||Joe Choynski||46-10-5||Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||TKO||3||6|
| referee: Malachy Hogan |
A left to the jaw dropped Choynski just as the bell ended the second round. When he tried to answer for the third round, Choynski fell over onto his back, and Referee Hogan awarded the bout to Sharkey. National Police Gazette, May 26, 1900.
|1900-03-29||Tom (Stockings) Conroy||10-9-3||Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA||W||KO||3||10|
| time: 2:12 | referee: Johnny White |
|1900-03-15||Jack McCormick||9-14-2||Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA||W||KO||1||20|
| time: 0:38 |
From the Boston Globe.
|1900-02-19||Jim Jeffords||3-3-0||Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 2:06 | referee: Malachy Hogan |
Jeffords was knocked down in the 1st round, and down and out in the 2nd round, when he claimed a foul, but the referee disallowed it.
|1900-02-13||Joe Goddard||32-13-7||Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||TKO||4||6|
| time: 1:10 | referee: Johnnie Clark |
Goddard down twice in the 4th round, last time his seconds throwing in the towel.
|1899-11-03||James J. Jeffries||11-0-2||Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA||L||PTS||25||25|
| referee: George Siler |
World Heavyweight Title
"From the first round to the twenty-fifth the sailor put up a battle that plainly demonstrated that he was a 'pug' of no mean ability, and the greater science, alone, of his opponent is all that won him the big fight on points. The club house was filled to its utmost capacity, and with few exceptions the decision was considered fair and equitable." (Breckenridge Builletin)
|1899-01-30||Jack McCormick||5-8-1||Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||KO||2||6|
|From the Philadelphia Item.|
|1899-01-10||Charles Kid McCoy||58-3-8||Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA||W||KO||10||20|
| referee: Tim Hurst |
McCoy sent Sharkey to the floor twice in the second round. Sharkey ko'd McCoy in the 10th with a left hook. After the count, Sharkey attacked McCoy again thinking the bout still on and dropped him with another left.
|1898-11-22||James J. Corbett||10-1-3||Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USA||W||DQ||9||20|
| referee: Honest John Kelly |
"Corbett had all the worst of the encounter, when one of his seconds, 'Connie' McVey, jumped into the ring, appealing to the referee, thus violating the rules, and the referee, 'Honest' John Kelly, had no alternative but to disqualify Corbett and award the bout to Sharkey." (Summit County Journal)
|1898-06-29||Gus Ruhlin||13-3-1||Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA||W||KO||1||25|
| time: 2:17 |
Results from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which stated "Sharkey's weight was announced to be 177 pounds, but he looked fully ten pounds heavier and the odds went up." It was a one-punch knockout.
|1898-05-06||James J. Jeffries||8-0-2||Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA||L||PTS||20||20|
| referee: Alec Greggains |
Sharkey was down in the 11th round.
|1898-03-11||Joe Choynski||35-6-3||Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA||D||PTS||8||20|
| referee: George Green |
Choynski down three times in the 5th round, once in the 6th.
"Sharkey rushes Choynski across the ring to the ropes in Sharkey's corner and Joe goes clear through the ropes and falls to the floor below about four feet lower than the ring, directly in front of Captain Lees. The Chief of Police arose and raised his finger, and the police commenced to clamber into the ring. The referee yelled "Draw," and Sharkey rushed over to him and tried to expostulate, but was hustled to his corner by the police." (San Francisco Call)
"Although he (Sharkey) had agreed not to strike in the clinches he repeatedly used his elbows and head, pushing, wrestling and butting Choynski against the ropes." (The Kansas City Star)
|1897-11-18||Joe Goddard||31-4-7||Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA||W||KO||6||20|
| referee: Bob McArthur |
In the 6th round of an uneventful fight, Sharkey landed a roundhouse right on Goddard's jaw and then tackled him to the boards where Goddard's head struck hard. Referee McArthur had to restrain Sharkey from fouling the Australian as he lay on top of him.
|1897-08-16||Punch Vaughn||0-1-0||Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom||W||KO||3|
|1897-08-07||Tom Parks||0-0-0||Dundalk, Ireland||W||KO||1|
|1897-07-30||Pat McCourt||Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom||W||KO||2|
|1897-07-23||Joe Craig||1-1-0||Ginnett's Circus, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom||W||KO||1|
|1897-06-09||Peter Maher||109-5-2||Palace A.C., New York, New York, USA||D||PTS||7||7|
| referee: Jimmy Colville |
Maher hit Sharkey at the bell ending the seventh round. Sharkey was like a wild bull, he had clinched and several seconds after the bell hit Maher with three right hand blows to the head. Maher landed one in return, there was a wild scene with Sharkey hitting one of Maher's seconds in the head. The police intervened and the referee declared the bout a draw. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
|1897-04-05||Jim Williams||15-3-2||Salt Lake City, Utah, USA||D||PTS||8||8|
|1896-12-02||Bob Fitzsimmons||50-2-3||Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA||W||DQ||8||10|
| referee: Wyatt Earp |
This bout was promoted as for the World Heavyweight Title The ref's decision was hotly criticized.
|1896-10-01||Reddy Gallagher||1-2-2||Lyceum Theater, Denver, Colorado, USA||L||NWS||4||4|
|1896-06-24||James J. Corbett||10-0-2||Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA||D||PTS||4||4|
| referee: Frank Carr |
|1896-06-03||Jim Williams||14-0-2||Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA||W||TKO||7|
|Williams's corner threw in the sponge after he was knocked down. The Los Angeles Times|
|1896-04-16||Joe Choynski||31-4-2||People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, USA||W||PTS||8||8|
|Sharkey landed a foul blow on Choynski at the end of the first round, and the police captain came and stopped the fight. After a delay, the fight was allowed to proceed. SF Chronicle|
|1896-04-07||Sailor Charles Brown||0-4-0||Vallejo, California, USA||W||KO||1|
|1896-03-12||Alec Greggains||6-2-2||Bush Street Theater, San Francisco, California, USA||D||PTS||8||8|
|1895-11-07||John Miller||Colma A.C., Colma, California, USA||W||TKO||9|
| referee: Young Mitchell |
Reported to be Miller's pro debut by San Francisco Call. Miller was down in the 4th and 8th rounds. Sheriff McEvoy stopped the bout in the 9th round when Miller was about to be knocked down again.
|1895-08-17||William Dunn||Vallejo, California, USA||W||KO||1|
| referee: George Green |
(San Francisco Call)
|1895-07-25||Australian Billy Smith||21-12-10||Colma A.C., Colma, California, USA||W||TKO||7||20|
| referee: John King |
Smith was down once in the 3rd round, twice in the 6th, and several times in the 7th when the Sheriff stopped the fight.
|1894-10-20||Martin Mulverhill||0-1-0||Armory Hall, Vallejo, California, USA||W||KO||20|
|(San Francisco Morning Call)|
|1894-08-21||Sailor Charles Brown||0-3-0||Vallejo, California, USA||W||KO||1|
|1894-08-11||Jack Marks||0-1-0||Vallejo, California, USA||W||KO||1|
|1894-08-04||Rough Thompson||0-1-0||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||4|
|Sharkey hit Thompson when the later was down in the 3rd round, the referee allowed a foul, but Thompson decided to continue. (Hawaiian Gazette)|
|1894-07-28||Jack McAuley||2-0-0||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||1|
|1894-07-18||Billy Tate||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||2|
|1894-06-21||Nick Barrowich||Opera House, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||NC||ND||3||3|
|Source: Daily Bulletin|
|1894-06-20||Jack Langley||0-1-0||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||8|
|Source: Daily Bulletin|
|1894-05-24||Nick Burley||15-1-0||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||D||PTS||9||8|
|Source: Hawaiian Gazette and Daily Bulletin.|
|1894-05-14||Rough Thompson||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||2|
|1894-02-07||George Washington||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||L||KO||?|
|"Geo. Washington, the colored pugilist, knocked out Sharkey, a heavy-weight, in a set-to at a certain place last night. Gloves were used." (Daily Bulletin)|
|1893-09-10||Jim Barrington||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||1|
|Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher |
|1893-08-21||Jack Welsh||0-3-0||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||2|
|1893-05-27||Jim Harvey||0-0-1||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||2|
|1893-05-03||Jack Langley||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||4|
|1893-04-07||J Pickett||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||2|
|1893-03-17||Jack Gardner||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA||W||KO||4|