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Johnny Griffin
Global ID10699
sexmale
birthdate 1869-10-16
death date 1899-03-12 (29)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
aliasThe Braintree Lad
country USA
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeBraintree, Massachusetts, USA
won 5 (KO 5) + lost 8 (KO 4) + drawn 3 = 16
rounds boxed 136 KO% 31.25
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1897-08-20Solly Smith23-5-11
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALKO720
1897-04-26George Dixon44-3-23
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2020
Fought at 128lbs.
1895-08-27George Dixon38-2-17
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS2525
referee: Bill Daly
Both men weighed in under 128 pounds.
1894-12-13Eddie Connolly4-0-0
Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaLPTS66
1894-10-29George (Kid) Lavigne22-0-6
Coney Island Casino, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO1515
Griffin down three times in the 14th, and then down immediately at the start of the 15th round when the police stopped the bout.
1894-04-23Young Griffo48-2-18
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
1893-07-10Solly Smith13-2-3
Columbian Athletic Club, Roby, Indiana, USALKO4
Billed for the World Featherweight title, 122 lbs at noon
Dixon remains champ at 120 lbs -- Wyatt Earp the timekeeper

1893-02-06Torpedo Billy Murphy66-21-9
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO720
Billed World 122lbs Featherweight title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1892-09-26Jimmy Lynch4-2-0
Coney Island, New York, USAWKO5
Billed for the World Featherweight title (122lbs)
1891-11-18Jimmy Larkin0-0-1
Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO?
It was reported that Larkin weighed 122 pounds and that Griffin weighed one or two ounces more than that. At stake were a “featherweight championship” and a purse of $2,500. Larkin was down twice in both the second and fourth rounds. The Los Angeles Times
1891-04-25Ike Weir16-1-6
Nantasket, Massachusetts, USADTD4
Billed as for World 122lbs title
With Torpedo Billy Murphy returning to Australia Griffin had been claiming the world title at 122lbs
Fight stopped by police with Weir "all in"

1889-07-12Torpedo Billy Murphy57-15-7
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USALKO3
referee: Hiram Cook
A finish fight
Referee ,Sydney Wednesday 28 August 1889 P 6

1889-05-31Jack Havlin2-3-6
Bay State A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO4
1889-01-31Frank Murphy2-0-1
Anthenium Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1815
extra 3 rounds fought to decide winner
Murphy claims world title at 8st 10lbs (122lbs)

1888-12-28Tommy Danforth5-4-8
Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO3
1888-10-30Frank Steele0-1-1
Howard Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS77

 
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