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Tommy Collins
Global ID12860
sexmale
birthdate 1929-01-01
death date 1996-06-03 (67)
divisionfeatherweight
stanceorthodox
aliasIrish
country USA
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
won 61 (KO 44) + lost 12 (KO 10) + drawn 0 = 73
rounds boxed 336 KO% 60.27
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1954-12-11Lulu Perez32-4-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO210
time: 2:50 | referee: Jimmy McCarron
1954-10-19Bobby Why24-14-3
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWRTD510
referee: Jimmy McCarron
Why was down in the 5th, and not out for the 6th round.
1954-08-30Johnny Lemmons12-19-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
time: 2:51 | referee: Tommy Rawson
1954-08-12Jimmy Ithia8-11-5
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
time: 1:47 | referee: Mel Manning
1953-06-25Teddy Davis53-49-5
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO1010
time: 1:29 | referee: Eddie Curley 85-88 | judge: John Norton 87-86 | judge: James Carrig 85-86
1953-04-24Jimmy Carter61-15-8
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO415
referee: Tommy Rawson
World Lightweight Title
Collins, moving up in weight, takes a beating from Carter touching canvas no less than ten times in front of a stunned hometown crowd. Collins cornermen enter the ring to stop the fight.

1953-03-07Fabela Chavez46-17-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO510
time: 2:17 | referee: Jimmy McCarron
1952-12-08Lauro Salas54-25-8
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Curley 97-91 | judge: Joe Santarpia 98-92 | judge: Joe Blumsack 96-91
Collins was down twice in the 1st
1952-10-14Ronnie Clayton75-22-8
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO510
time: 2:58 | referee: Jimmy McCarron
1952-08-25Glen Flanagan61-10-10
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1515
referee: Tommy Rawson 149-132 | judge: John Norton 148-140 | judge: Joe Santoro 146-140
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
Interim Featherweight Title
Champion Sandy Saddler was serving in the United States Army, so the NBA created an interim title. Attendance: 11,200.

1952-06-30Willie Pep164-4-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
time: 0:55 | referee: Joe Zapustas
1952-05-22Fabela Chavez44-11-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1010
time: 1:15 | referee: Eddie Curley
1952-03-17Sandy Saddler128-12-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO510
time: 2:20 | referee: Joe Zapustas
1952-01-28Joey Cam21-6-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO212
time: 2:25 | referee: Eddie Curley
USA New England featherweight title
1951-12-17Jimmy McAllister62-34-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
time: 1:40
1951-11-26Joey Cam21-5-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO112
time: 2:17 | referee: Mel Manning
USA New England featherweight title
1951-09-24Benny Smith7-23-1
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO210
time: 2:07 | referee: Jimmy McCarron
1951-04-02Rudy Pasco18-9-4
Providence, Rhode Island, USALKO910
1950-09-08Fabela Chavez32-8-3
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALTKO68
Collins was unable to continue due to swelling on his left eye. He had appeared to win every round at the time of the stoppage.
1950-07-26Tommy Ray
New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1950-06-12Eddie Compo61-2-4
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
1950-05-15Buddy Hayes93-34-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1950-05-06Lloyd Hudson68-43-17
Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO3
1950-03-13Tony Longo31-11-8
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS88
1950-01-09Jimmy Rooney35-2-0
New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO48
1949-12-19Al Smith24-21-8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWRTD210
Smith retired in his corner with a cut lip
1949-11-28Frank Velez9-51-6
New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO2
1949-11-14Al Smith24-20-8
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD66
1949-11-07George Wright3-22-2
New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO2
1949-09-12Bobby English42-46-2
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO410
time: 2:09
1949-04-14Aaron Tart2-8-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALPTS88
1949-03-24Billy Banks51-30-3
Hamid's Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO3
1948-12-28Bobby English39-45-2
Salem Arena, Salem, Massachusetts, USALKO810
1948-11-05Spider Armstrong70-39-5
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
time: 2:52
1948-10-29Lorenzo Safora33-30-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1948-10-14Lucky Johnson4-10-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO2
1948-06-21Dino Bleta27-11-2
New Haven, Connecticut, USALTKO38
referee: Billy Taylor
Collins was down twice for nine counts in the 3rd round.
1948-06-07Jimmy Rooney22-1-0
New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO3
1948-04-30Spider Armstrong69-35-5
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO510
This was a "wild melee." Armstrong was down twice in round two but took charge in the third and finally ended the fight with a right to the jaw of Collins in round five.
1948-03-16Tito Valles34-6-7
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USAWKO18
1948-02-23Georgie Knox23-54-4
New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO6
1948-02-09Jimmy Callura26-9-5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO48
time: 0:27
1948-01-26Eddie Compo41-1-2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS88
1948-01-19Lloyd Hudson56-28-11
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD88
1947-12-01Earl Roys43-13-3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1947-10-27Phil Thomas11-4-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO410
1947-10-06Mickey Maguire11-1-0
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
The Ring,Dec 1947 has this one in Boston,same day, as also does the Boston Herald (Jack Kincaid).
1947-09-08Jerry Carolla
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO1
1947-09-02Ray Dulmaine18-17-2
North Street Arena, Salem, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1947-08-28Al Berry0-2-0
Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWKO5
1947-07-17Al Lewis10-6-0
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO1
1947-06-06Joey Longo31-31-5
Municipal Stadium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO1
1947-06-02Ray Dulmaine16-12-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1947-05-26Charlie DeBow4-2-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWPTS66
1947-05-07Tommy King6-18-1
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
1947-04-26Tony Roach1-3-1
Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO2
1947-04-25Tony Roach1-2-1
Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO2
1947-04-07Charlie DeBow3-0-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO5
1947-03-31Jose Colon Garcia3-7-1
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
1947-03-24Tony Roche0-7-0
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO1
1947-03-04Ray Dulmaine12-9-1
North Street Arena, Salem, Massachusetts, USALKO4
1947-02-17Ralph LaSalle6-11-1
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO3
1947-02-14Chuck Jackson8-31-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO26
time: 1:10 | referee: Eddie Urbec
1947-02-10Tito Valles17-2-5
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO4
1947-02-07Phil Mushrow0-1-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO16
1947-02-04Tony Roche0-3-0
Sports Arena, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USAWKO26
time: 1:40 | referee: Eddie Urbec
1947-01-27Jose DeMedina0-11-2
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO2
1947-01-24Billy Mays1-10-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO26
1947-01-20Johnny Martin
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO1
1947-01-13Joey Miles0-7-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO14
1947-01-09Gene Gomes2-14-1
Casino, Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWKO3
1946-12-17Frankie Martin1-9-0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO24
time: 2:43
1946-11-26Gene Gomes2-12-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS44
This was the professional debut of Collins.

 
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