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Dave Holly
Global ID11016
sexmale
birthdate 1881-03-02
death date 1912-07-25 (31)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
reach72½″   /   184cm
country USA
residenceCamden, New Jersey, USA
birth placeWest Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
won 34 (KO 30) + lost 9 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 47
rounds boxed 236
Newspaper Decisions won 42 : lost 21 : drawn 21
rounds boxed 501
Total Bouts 131 KO% 22.9
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1910-05-20Heywood Briggs1-1-2
Brockton, Massachusetts, USALTKO912
Source: Boston Globe.
1910-03-03Frank Hunter11-4-10
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was a draw.
1910-01-13Jeff Clark10-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALKO36
Result from the Philadelphia Item. The results of two scheduled bouts on this program were not reported in the Item: Henry Hauber v. Frank Kearns, 6; and Johnny Phillips v. Young Sleuth, 6.
1908-11-19Jack Robinson10-16-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Robinson.
1908-06-09Bobby Wilson1-0-0
Maisonneuve Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLTKO14
referee: Jack Costello
Results from the Montreal Gazette.
1907-05-28Sailor Burke11-1-0
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USALTKO312
referee: Charles Maywood
The police intervened after Holly had been floored 3 times in the first, 5 times in the second and 4 times in the third.
1907-04-11Jerry Gaines7-2-1
Greenleaf A.C., New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO26
Results from the Boston Herald.
1906-11-01George Gunther4-4-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Gunther beat the fading Holly badly.
1906-10-11Jack Blackburn30-2-11
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Blackburn.
1906-07-23Joe Gans137-8-16
Pleasant Beach, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS2020
referee: James W. Morrison
World Lightweight Title, 135 lbs at 6 pm
Holly was down in the 12th round.

1906-06-21Rufe Turner40-7-5
Pleasant Beach, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO2020
referee: James W. Morrison
Results from the Seattle Daily Times. Turner was floored twice in the ninth round.
1906-05-31Kid Wilson4-8-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item favored Wilson.
1906-03-07Fred Blackburn13-2-0
Lancaster A.C., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Holly.
1906-01-30Sam Bolen35-11-25
Olympus A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS33
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This was not a 6-rounder, as has sometimes been indicated.
1906-01-25Joe Walcott88-14-17
Long Acre A.C., New York, New York, USALDQ33
This is sometimes reported as "no contest," but in those days that was usually the story given out by the losing side.
1906-01-24Mickey McDonough
Olympus A.C., New York, New York, USADNWS33
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1906-01-18Fred Walker
Pelican A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO33
The date of this fight is sometimes given as January 17.
1906-01-10Fred Blackburn12-1-0
National S.C., Wilmington, Delaware, USALPTS66
1905-11-30Cub White10-2-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was clearly in favor of Holly.
1905-07-27Steve Crosby51-12-18
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USADNWS1010
Results from the Reading Eagle.
1905-06-29Steve Crosby51-11-18
Eureka Athletic Club, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
From the Philadelphia Item.
1905-04-06Kid Wilson4-7-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Wilson.
1905-03-29Kid Wilson3-7-1
Wilmington A.C., Wilmington, Delaware, USALPTS66
Official decisions were given in Delaware. The Evening World results of the bout states that Holly was taken to the hospital with a possible fractured skull.
1905-02-13Sam Langford24-2-12
Apollo A.C., Salem, Massachusetts, USALNWS1515
referee: Jack Sheehan
It was agreed beforehand that a draw would be given, the equivalent of no-decision. The Boston Globe reported that Langford trounced Holly, who was 13 pounds lighter. From the Boston Herald: The fifth round was torrid. Holly closed Langford's eye and floored Sam with a vicious right to the chest. Langford knocked out one of Holly's teeth.
1904-12-28Rufe Turner35-6-5
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item for Holly over Turner.
1904-12-17George Cole37-10-9
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Cole.
1904-11-25Dixie Kid28-6-4
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Kid from Philadelphia Item and NY Evening World.
1904-11-04Sam Langford20-2-11
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Langford was floored in the third round.
1904-10-15Dixie Kid28-6-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which reported that Holly gave Dixie Kid a sound beating.
1904-09-30Sam Langford20-2-10
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1515
1904-09-10Joe Walcott88-14-16
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Holly edged out a close win.
1904-08-27Fred Douglas5-4-2
Richmond A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ16
Douglas won by disqualification.
1904-08-26Jack Blackburn19-1-7
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Item (close fight), and the Philadelphia Record.
1904-07-15Charley Sieger3-5-6
Manhattan A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Holly.
1904-06-27Joe Gans134-8-14
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision for Holly from Philadelphia Ledger ("It was Holly's contest from beginning to end"). Baltimore Sun quoted The Philadelphia Press giving the newspaper decision to Holly. Newspaper decision for Gans from Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Record. Philadelphia Inquirer couldn't decide the winner. Pittsburgh Gazette later cited this bout as a clear cut win for Holly.
1904-06-06Joe Grim15-7-1
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Holly.
1904-06-02Kid Williams19-13-5
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-05-26Jack Bennett41-17-7
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was a draw.
1904-05-05Ed Smith6-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Holly.
1904-04-29Jewey Cook56-20-10
American Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision awarded to Holly (Philadelphia Item).
1904-04-11Sam Langford19-1-9
Cambridge A.A., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Harry Hodgkins
Holly finished strongly to pull off an upset.
1904-03-29Joe Grim14-7-1
Southern A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Grim took a severe beating.
1904-03-17Steve Crosby44-9-17
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which reported that Holly dealt out a thrashing to Crosby.
1904-02-25Kid Wilson2-5-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Holly from the Philadelphia Item.
1904-02-22Ed Smith5-1-0
Broadway A.C., Chester, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record in favor of Holly.
1904-01-07Tim Kearns36-18-14
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-12-30Belfield Walcott17-14-20
Central A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
referee: Jack Sheehan
According to the Boston Globe. Walcott took a shellacking.
1903-12-07Joe Gans124-7-14
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision for Gans from Philadelphia Item and Baltimore Sun. A draw from Philadelphia Inquirer. Holly was down twice in the 1st round.
1903-11-21Jack Blackburn16-0-4
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which considered Holly to be the close winner.
1903-10-23Joe Gans124-7-14
State A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
A draw from Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Record. Newspaper decision for Gans from Boston Journal ("Gans had the better of the bout on points, but his margin was so slight that many spectators thought he was bested").
1903-10-09Sam Bolen34-9-24
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-10-01Young Starr13-5-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-09-10Spike Sullivan46-6-9
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Holly was a surprising and decisive winner.
1903-08-06Billy Farren16-7-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Farren took a stiff beating.
1903-07-21Billy Farren16-6-2
Southern A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
referee: Bert Crowhurst
Result is from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-06-22Sam Bolen34-9-24
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, in favor of a draw.
1903-06-19Fred Blackburn1-0-0
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This was described as having been a poor fight.
1903-06-15Sam Bolen34-9-24
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item was "draw."
1903-06-13Vernon Campbell8-1-2
Southern A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item in favor of Holly.
1903-06-11Kid Wilson0-2-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of a draw from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-06-08Ed Smith5-1-0
Broadway A.C., Chester, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, easily in favor of Holly. This fight was held on June 8, not June 6 as was shown previously.
1903-06-04Bobby Thompson5-3-5
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-05-25Kid Wilson0-2-0
Broadway A.C., Chester, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, in favor of Wilson.
1903-05-09Kid Terrell1-8-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item favored Holly.
1903-05-05Kid Terrell1-8-0
Southern A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision for Holly from Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Record. A draw from Philadelphia Inquirer. Terrell was down twice in the 5th round and once in the 6th.
1903-05-04Jack Blackburn11-0-4
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision for Blackburn from Philadelphia Item. A draw from Philadelphia Record.
Only two bouts were held on this program, and rain checks were given out.

1903-03-12Vernon Campbell6-1-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Campbell was a clear winner.
1903-01-15Vernon Campbell3-1-2
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which reported that Campbell won easily.
1903-01-10Joe Handler16-6-5
Keystone A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
From the Philadelphia Item.
1903-01-08Lew Dockstader2-0-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, which reported that Dockstader took a licking.
1902-12-30Jimmy Hill4-3-1
South Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
Result from the Philadelphia Record.
1902-12-14Danny Duane24-10-6
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Duane administered a thorough trouncing to Holly.
1902-12-06Harry Berger6-4-2
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-11-29Jack Hopkins
Quaker City A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
1902-11-19Jim Heyward5-6-3
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
From the Philadelphia Item.
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