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Tom Sharkey
Global ID10551
sexmale
birthdate 1873-11-26
death date 1953-04-17 (79)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach70½″   /   179cm
aliasSailor
country Ireland
residenceSan Francisco, California, USA
birth placeDundalk, Ireland
won 37 (KO 34) + lost 7 (KO 4) + drawn 6 = 52
rounds boxed 273
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 2 : drawn
rounds boxed 10
Total Bouts 54 KO% 62.96
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1904-02-27Jack Munroe8-3-2
2nd Regiment Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
referee: Bert Crowhurst
Munroe won the newspaper decision in a fight put on by the Interstate A.C.. (Syracuse Herald)
1902-06-25Gus Ruhlin27-7-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLTKO1120x3
1902-01-17Peter Maher123-8-4
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC36
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.

1901-05-07Mexican Pete Everett25-12-0
Opera House, Cripple Creek, Colorado, USALDQ220
"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)
1901-05-03Fred Russell12-5-2
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWKO410
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.
1900-08-24Bob Fitzsimmons56-4-3
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO225
time: 2:06 | referee: Charlie White
1900-06-26Gus Ruhlin25-5-2
Seaside A.C., Coney Island, New York, USALKO15
referee: Johnny White
1900-06-08Yank Kenny9-7-1
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO125
1900-05-08Joe Choynski46-10-5
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO36
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.
1900-03-29Tom (Stockings) Conroy10-9-3
Music Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO310
time: 2:12 | referee: Johnny White
1900-03-15Jack McCormick9-14-2
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO120
time: 0:38
From the Boston Globe.
1900-02-19Jim Jeffords3-3-0
Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
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.
1900-02-13Joe Goddard32-13-7
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
time: 1:10 | referee: Johnnie Clark
Goddard down twice in the 4th round, last time his seconds throwing in the towel.
1899-11-03James J. Jeffries11-0-2
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2525
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)

1899-01-30Jack McCormick5-8-1
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
From the Philadelphia Item.
1899-01-10Charles Kid McCoy58-3-8
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO1020
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.
1898-11-22James J. Corbett10-1-3
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ920
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)
1898-06-29Gus Ruhlin13-3-1
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO125
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.
1898-05-06James J. Jeffries8-0-2
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALPTS2020
referee: Alec Greggains
Sharkey was down in the 11th round.
1898-03-11Joe Choynski35-6-3
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USADPTS820
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)

1897-11-18Joe Goddard31-4-7
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO620
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.
1897-08-16Punch Vaughn0-1-0
Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO3
1897-08-07Tom Parks0-0-0
Dundalk, IrelandWKO1
1897-07-30Pat McCourt
Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWKO2
1897-07-23Joe Craig1-1-0
Ginnett's Circus, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWKO1
1897-06-09Peter Maher109-5-2
Palace A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS77
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
1897-04-05Jim Williams15-3-2
Salt Lake City, Utah, USADPTS88
1896-12-02Bob Fitzsimmons50-2-3
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWDQ810
referee: Wyatt Earp
This bout was promoted as for the World Heavyweight Title The ref's decision was hotly criticized.
1896-10-01Reddy Gallagher1-2-2
Lyceum Theater, Denver, Colorado, USALNWS44
(Denver Republican)
1896-06-24James J. Corbett10-0-2
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
referee: Frank Carr
1896-06-03Jim Williams14-0-2
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO7
Williams's corner threw in the sponge after he was knocked down. The Los Angeles Times
1896-04-16Joe Choynski31-4-2
People's Palace Theater, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS88
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
1896-04-07Sailor Charles Brown0-4-0
Vallejo, California, USAWKO1
1896-03-12Alec Greggains6-2-2
Bush Street Theater, San Francisco, California, USADPTS88
1895-11-07John Miller
Colma A.C., Colma, California, USAWTKO9
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.
1895-08-17William Dunn
Vallejo, California, USAWKO1
referee: George Green
(San Francisco Call)
1895-07-25Australian Billy Smith21-12-10
Colma A.C., Colma, California, USAWTKO720
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.
1894-10-20Martin Mulverhill0-1-0
Armory Hall, Vallejo, California, USAWKO20
(San Francisco Morning Call)
1894-08-21Sailor Charles Brown0-3-0
Vallejo, California, USAWKO1
1894-08-11Jack Marks0-1-0
Vallejo, California, USAWKO1
1894-08-04Rough Thompson0-1-0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO4
Sharkey hit Thompson when the later was down in the 3rd round, the referee allowed a foul, but Thompson decided to continue. (Hawaiian Gazette)
1894-07-28Jack McAuley2-0-0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO1
1894-07-18Billy Tate
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO2
1894-06-21Nick Barrowich
Opera House, Honolulu, Hawaii, USANCND33
Source: Daily Bulletin
1894-06-20Jack Langley0-1-0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO8
Source: Daily Bulletin
1894-05-24Nick Burley15-1-0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USADPTS98
Source: Hawaiian Gazette and Daily Bulletin.
1894-05-14Rough Thompson
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO2
1894-02-07George Washington
Honolulu, Hawaii, USALKO?
"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)
1893-09-10Jim Barrington
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO1
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1893-08-21Jack Welsh0-3-0
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO2
1893-05-27Jim Harvey0-0-1
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO2
1893-05-03Jack Langley
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO4
1893-04-07J Pickett
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO2
1893-03-17Jack Gardner
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWKO4

 
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