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Jack Downey
Global ID10568
sexmale
birthdate 1874-02-27
divisionlightweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placeBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth nameJohn J. Downey
won 23 (KO 9) + lost 12 (KO 5) + drawn 19 = 55
rounds boxed 593
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 3 : drawn
rounds boxed 17
Total Bouts 58 KO% 15.52
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1908-02-24Mike Donovan69-12-37
Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1906-05-14Bobby O'Neill2-0-0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision was in favor of O'Neill, according to the Philadelphia Item.
1904-04-07Patsy Britt1-0-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS56
Newspaper decision in favor of Patsy Britt (from Philadelphia Item).
1902-01-18Herman Miller27-9-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Result from the Philadelphia Item. This was a 6-rounder, not eight as shown previously.
1900-08-07Sam Bolen28-8-21
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO7
Bolen substituted for Joe Handler, who was 8 pounds overweight
1900-06-11Billy Moore10-11-8
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO4
referee: Joe Ward
After the fourth round one of Downey's seconds accidentally spilled ammonia into both of Downey's eyes and Jack couldn't continue.
1900-05-21Joe Handler9-1-5
Sampson A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2020
1900-04-16Tim Kearns21-8-7
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO10
1900-01-01Percy McIntyre3-3-1
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Ed Dougherty
Fought at 138 lbs.
1899-12-11Eddie Sullivan0-3-0
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO3
1899-10-05Martin Flaherty23-8-19
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
For roughness and foul fighting it exceeded the anticipation of even those familiar with both men. Flaherty was the stronger and held his advantage to the end. It was a surprise to all when Referee Johnny Eckhardt declared the bout was a draw decision. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-08-21New York Jack O'Brien8-4-10
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO1925
1899-07-17Jerome Quigley9-5-10
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO11
referee: George Edwards
1899-05-08Patsy Sweeney17-1-9
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO17
referee: Samuel C. Austin
1899-04-07New York Jack O'Brien5-4-9
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ1525
Downey frustrated by his inability to land on O'Brien kept hitting in the clinches. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-03-06Jack Delaney8-5-8
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
1898-12-10Marty McCue16-9-15
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS2020
1898-11-19Jack Waldron6-3-5
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
1898-08-22Danny McBride14-3-6
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
1898-07-18Danny McBride13-3-6
Greater New York A.C., Coney Island, New York, USALDQ5
1897-12-18Larry Becker3-2-2
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO16
time: 1:07 | referee: Frank Atrahall
1897-11-29Frank Erne19-2-12
Empire A.C., Buffalo, New York, USADPTS2020
referee: Tim Hurst
Fought at 132 pounds.
1897-10-30Black Griffo2-1-4
Greenpoint S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
1897-08-16Larry Becker2-0-0
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS88
The police intervened.
1897-05-17Spike Sullivan17-0-3
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALDQ1920
referee: Dick Roche
With the verdict practically in his favor, Downey swung his man half way across the ring to his knees and struck him twice while he was in that position. It was a palpable foul and cost him the fight. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-02-15George Dixon43-3-22
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
Downey fought the fight of his career. Dixon had to nurse a "cut and well puffed eye," as well as smashed lips. Brookly Daily Eagle
Dixon made weight easily, while Downey was half-pound overweight.

1896-11-30Johnny Gorman5-4-7
South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO17
1896-09-28Martin Flaherty12-4-9
Brooklyn Bridge A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1515
1896-07-20Billy Monahan0-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1896-06-29Frank Erne16-0-10
South Brooklyn A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS1212
referee: John P. Eckhardt
Fought at 128 pounds.
1896-06-13Eddie Pierce2-1-3
Olympic Rink, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1896-05-23Frank Erne16-0-9
Empire Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS810
Police stopped the bout in the eighth round and the bout was declared a draw.
1896-05-04Jimmy Watson
City Line Park, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO9
referee: John P. Eckhardt
1896-03-30Frank Erne15-0-8
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Tim Hurst
Fought at 128 pounds.
1896-03-12Jack Skelly5-4-2
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USANCNC4
Management stopped this bout in the fourth round claiming the boxers were too "friendly" in their fighting. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1896-03-02Larry Burns
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USADPTS88
1896-01-20Johnny Gorman4-2-1
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1895-12-17Eddie Loeber4-7-2
Palace Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
referee: Jimmy Carroll
1895-11-18Sam Bolen6-4-6
Palace Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS88
referee: Billy Maber
1895-07-18Billy Payne4-3-5
Hombergs, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1010
1895-03-25Tommy Creed2-2-3
Wood`s Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey, USADPTS22
The police intervened and the referee had to declare the bout a draw. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1895-03-11George Siddons14-8-13
Active A.C., Paterson, New Jersey, USADPTS66
1894-12-19Eddie Loeber4-3-2
Queens, New York, USAWTKO15
1894-10-17Nick Collins1-0-0
Westchester County, New York, USAWKO3
1894-08-01Danny McBride4-0-0
Sea Side A.C., Coney Island, New York, USALPTS66
referee: Maxwell E Moore
1894-07-23Tommy Creed2-1-2
Long Island, New York, USAWTKO25
referee: John P. Eckhardt
1894-01-29Jack Lynch3-0-4
Benner`s Pavilion, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS66
1893-10-14Tony Moran1-0-0
New Utrecht A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS44
1893-09-29George Strong0-1-0
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS44
1893-08-31Torpedo Billy Murphy66-23-9
Passaic A.C., Passaic, New Jersey, USADPTS44
1893-08-10Harry Martin0-1-1
Windsor Theater, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1893-08-01George Dixon29-1-13
Miners Theater, Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS44
Exact date unknown.
1893-05-01Jack Hannons
WPTS44
Exact date and location unknown.
1893-04-01Tommy Butler
DPTS55
Exact date and location unknown.
1893-03-01Young Cook
WPTS55
Exact date and location unknown.
1893-01-01Chappie Norton
WKO2
Exact date and location unknown.
1892-11-01Martin Gleason
WPTS33
Exact date and location unknown.
1892-10-01Frank Walsh
WPTS33
Exact date and location unknown.

 
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