Dave Sullivan
Global ID10711
birthdate 1877-05-10
death date 1929-00-00 (51)
height5′ 4½″   /   164cm
country Ireland
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeKnocknanaff, County Cork, Ireland
won 27 (KO 18) + lost 12 (KO 4) + drawn 17 = 56
rounds boxed 776
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 9
Total Bouts 58 KO% 31.03

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1905-11-22 Mississippi28-6-5
Consolidated A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS33
referee: Billy Elmer
(Trenton Times)
1905-03-13Kid Herman30-8-15
Whittington Park A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALKO9
1904-03-18Charles Neary12-4-15
Panorama Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
1904-02-29Young Corbett II49-4-9
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALTKO1120
referee: Eddie Graney
Corbett defends his World title at 130 lbs but Abe Attell is now recognized as the true World Featherweight champion at 122lbs
1904-01-12Jimmy Briggs47-10-21
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1515
referee: Jimmy Colville
Wednesday, January 13, 1904 Paper: Boston Journal
1903-12-25Austin Rice40-17-49
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USAWPTS1515
referee: Jack Sheehan
1903-06-26Crocky Boyle17-8-8
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item and in favor of Dave Sullivan. The Central A.C. had been called the Ariel A.C. until a change in management.
1902-11-07Jimmy Briggs38-6-14
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWDQ8
In the eighth Briggs landed blows at will and after one to the stomach Sullivan doubled up, claiming he was fouled. He staggered to his corner and sat down. Before a decision was given Sullivan rushed back and resumed the fight. Briggs again landed a heavy blow and Sullivan cried "foul" and was awarded the decision. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1902-04-17Austin Rice34-13-38
Poli's Theater, Waterbury, Connecticut, USADPTS2020
referee: Bill Crowley
1902-02-22Terry McGovern53-3-4
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USALTKO1525
referee: Bob Fitzsimmons
1901-10-14Kid Broad18-10-13
International A.C., Fort Erie, Ontario, CanadaDPTS2020
referee: Eddie McBride
The fight was ordered stopped by Chief of Police Griffin in the 20th round. "Broad forced the fighting all the way and should have got the decision... They were mixing it up fiercely when the bout was stopped." - Globe & Mail
1901-09-30Kid Broad17-10-13
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USALPTS2525
referee: Tim Hurst
1901-04-29Jack McClelland36-3-12
Buckingham Theater, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO2020
Results from the Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette. This was a hard fought battle. McClelland was winning up until the final round.
1901-01-14Kid Broad15-8-12
Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky, USADPTS2525
referee: Tim Hurst
Tuesday, January 15, 1901 Paper: Muskegon Chronicle
1900-12-10Tim Callahan29-3-19
Southern A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USAWDQ1820
1900-11-30Ole Olsen27-10-13
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ14
referee: George Siler
1900-10-08Oscar Gardner83-9-26
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO1420
Gardner refused to go on for the fifteenth round, claiming a foul. The referee refused the foul plea and gave the bout to Sullivan. Source:Boston Globe
1900-07-23Luke Burke7-8-6
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWKO420
1900-07-03Kid Broad14-7-11
Sea Side A.C., Coney Island, New York, USALDQ1625
time: 1:54 | referee: Billy Madden
1900-05-03Billy Whistler20-4-32
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1725
referee: Harry Pollock
The police intervened. When Referee Harry Pollock announced the draw decision, Herman Miller, one of Whistler's seconds jumped into the ring and hit him violently in the face. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1900-04-02Eddie Gardner11-5-0
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1925
1900-03-30Tim Callahan19-3-19
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ36
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-03-16Kid Broad13-5-11
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS2525
referee: Charlie White
1900-01-30Jack Hamilton11-9-14
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USAWPTS2525
referee: Tim Hurst
1899-11-28Kid Broad9-5-10
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS2020
1899-11-10Joe Bernstein12-6-18
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
referee: Charlie White
1899-09-30Joe Bernstein12-6-17
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2525
1899-08-19Jack Hamilton9-7-13
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
1899-04-19New York Jack O'Brien6-4-9
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USADPTS2525
1899-03-27Joe Bernstein11-4-15
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2525
1899-02-11Marty McCue16-10-16
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
1899-01-09Oscar Gardner59-5-16
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALKO17
1898-11-11George Dixon46-5-25
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALDQ1025
referee: Jimmy Colville
World Featherweight Title (122 lbs); Sullivan made weight on second attempt.
1898-09-26Solly Smith26-5-13
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO525
referee: Aleck Brown
World Featherweight Title
"The bout was stopped at the end of the fifth round by the referee, who awarded the honors to Sullivan. During the second round Smith had the misfortune to break his left arm near the wrist. He used it lightly a few times in the third round, but it hung loosely in the next two rounds, and it was seen by everybody that the Californian could not continue. Smith's accident robbed him of what certainly would have been a victory, as it was apparent to everyone that he was by far the cleverer." (Cripple Creek Morning Times)

1898-05-16Sammy Kelly15-2-1
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jimmy Dime
1898-03-04Patsy Broderick7-6-6
Waverly A.C., Yonkers, New York, USAWTKO920
billed for the American title at 118lbs
1897-10-18Pedlar Palmer20-0-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World 118lbs Bantamweight Title
Billed as World title fight but in fact Sullivan scaled over at 118 lbs
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, October 23, 1897

1897-04-28Patsy Haley15-4-5
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO22
1897-03-20Maxie Haugh13-4-15
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ5
referee: Frank Alvahall
1897-02-17Patsy Haley14-2-5
New Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO1325
Haley was knocked down twice in the 13th round. Boise, Idaho Statesman
1897-01-27Tom McCune
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USADPTS44
1897-01-02Jimmy Rose0-1-4
New York, New York, USAWTKO17
1896-12-19Tommy Tully
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO2
1896-11-24Casper Leon25-3-5
Bohemian S.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USADPTS2020
Referee: Jem Mace
1896-11-07Austin Rice2-1-1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS1212
referee: Arthur Moore
1896-10-19Jack Ward13-3-6
Eureka Athletic Club, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS2020
1896-10-13Young Dixon
Bohemian Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWKO410
1896-10-01Turkey Point Billy Smith2-4-0
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
Judges decision.
1896-09-29Bob Cunningham3-2-0
Bohemian S.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWKO8
referee: Honest John Kelly
Sullivan suffered four broken ribs. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1896-09-15Austin Rice1-1-0
Bohemian S.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USADPTS1010
1896-08-17Allie Alberts0-1-1
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO11
1896-06-16Joe Elms4-3-6
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO1012
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1896-02-07Allie Alberts
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1896-01-29Austin McKavaney
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS44
1896-01-27Austin Kaveney
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO5
referee: Bill Daly
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1895-10-17Phil Smith
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO2
1895-08-03Dave Parkman
Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWTKO3
1895-07-27Barty McGriel0-0-1
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO2


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