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Tom Heeney
Global ID13554
sexmale
birthdate 1898-05-18
death date 1984-06-15 (86)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach72″   /   183cm
aliasThe Hard Rock from Down Under
country New Zealand
residenceGisborne, New Zealand
birth placeGisborne, New Zealand
won 37 (KO 15) + lost 22 (KO 6) + drawn 8 = 68
rounds boxed 779
Newspaper Decisions won : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 10
Total Bouts 69 KO% 21.74
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1933-03-27Stanley Poreda27-5-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALTKO1010
time: 1:24 | referee: Jack Dorman
Referee Dorman stopped the bout. Henney's left ear had been badly cut in the second round. New York Times
1933-03-07Charley Retzlaff45-3-1
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Associated Press
1932-12-06Patsy Perroni25-6-1
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1932-10-25John Schwake14-3-0
Coliseum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USADPTS1010
1932-03-16Hans Birkie20-10-2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1932-02-22Max Baer32-7-0
Seals Stadium, San Francisco, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Toby Irwin
1931-10-26Giacomo Bergomas3-3-1
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1931-10-05Jose Santa54-12-3
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS1010
1931-09-10Jose Santa54-11-3
Mark's Stadium, Tiverton, Rhode Island, USAWPTS1212
1931-04-20Jimmy Slattery106-10-0
Buffalo Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALPTS66
referee: Dick Coffey
1931-04-06Johnny Risko46-31-6
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLPTS1010
1931-03-06Charley Retzlaff25-1-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALTKO710
Heeney "reeling dazedly about, he was clearly unable to continue" after two knockdowns. (New York Times)
1931-01-16Max Baer24-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO310
referee: Jack Dempsey
Referee Jack Dempsey picked up the count incorrectly. Knockdown time-keeper Arthur Donovan signaled Heeney out at Dempsey's count of eight. Heeney was waiting to hear "nine" before arising. When he learned he had been counted out, he "protested strenuously," and the crowd "broke into a deafening roar of disapproval." New York Times
1930-10-13Emmett Rocco23-7-0
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1930-09-29Frank Cawley22-5-1
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1930-09-08George Panka13-0-4
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1930-07-30Tuffy Griffiths62-4-1
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALTKO1010
1929-09-26George Hoffman17-4-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Eddie Forbes | judge: Billy Joh | judge: Charles F. Mathison
1929-08-15Victorio Campolo10-1-0
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO910
time: 2:46 | referee: Jim Crowley
Attendance; 20,000. Referee Crowley stopped the bout with Heeney staggering back against the ropes and unable to defend himself, after taking a nine count. New York Times
1929-05-29Elzear Rioux35-12-3
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWDQ810
referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
Heeney claimed he had been fouled by low blows ten times. Montreal Herald
1929-03-12Otto von Porat17-3-0
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-03-01Jim Maloney38-6-2
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
Heeney's face was cut in several places, but Maloney escaped unmarked.
1928-07-26Gene Tunney64-1-1
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALTKO1115
time: 2:52 | referee: Eddie Forbes | judge: Charles F. Mathison | judge: Tom Flynn
National Boxing Association World heavyweight title
World Heavyweight Title
Former Champion Jack Dempsey was in Heeney's corner. Tunney announced his retirement from boxing a few days later.

1928-03-01Jack Delaney69-9-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1515
1928-01-13Jack Sharkey26-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADSD1212
referee: Jack Denning | judge: George Kelly | judge: George Patrick
Judge George Kelley voted for Sharkey, Judge George Patrick called it a draw, and Referee Denning gave Heeney the verdict. (Crowd: 17,000)
1927-10-26Johnny Risko31-14-5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1927-09-30Jim Maloney28-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO112
time: 1:17
Attendance: 13,000; Gate: $35,930
Jack Dempsey appeared to a "reception which dinned into his ears and must have warmed his heart." James J. Jeffries was also present. New York Times

1927-09-08Paulino Uzcudun29-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1515
referee: Patsy Haley | judge: Tom Flynn | judge: Harold Barnes
1927-08-04Bud Gorman26-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWDQ310
time: 1:17 | referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
1927-06-24Jack DeMave26-10-5
Coney Island Stadium, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-01Paulino Uzcudun27-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1927-02-25Charley Anderson1-5-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO810
1926-10-25Jack Stanley28-13-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
referee: John William Henry Tyler Douglas
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 26 October 1926
1926-08-09Bartley Madden19-7-2
Croke Park, Dublin, IrelandWPTS2020
Cork Examiner - Tuesday 10 August 1926
1926-07-10Phil Scott48-8-5
The Dell (Southampton FC), Southampton, Hampshire, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Western Daily Press - Monday 12 July 1926
1926-07-05Tom Berry37-23-4
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 06 July 1926
1926-03-18Charley Smith11-1-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWDQ510x3
Hull Daily Mail - Friday 19 March 1926
1925-11-14George 'Blackie' Miller6-6-1
Town Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaLDQ520x2
referee: Tom Christian
Heeney's seconds entered the ring.
1925-10-10George 'Blackie' Miller6-5-1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWDQ820x2
referee: Bob Storbeck
Hitting low
1925-07-01Vic Morace
City Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaWKO420x2
Exact date unknown
1925-06-15Johnny Squires12-2-1
City Hall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaWRTD1820x2
referee: Sandy Cairns
1925-04-09Johnny Squires12-1-1
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS2020x2
referee: Sandy Cairns
The Referee May 20, 1925
1925-02-12George Cook14-17-4
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x2
1925-01-19Trooper Jim Young
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO415x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 20 January 1925 P 10
1924-11-03Frans Hendrickx8-7-4
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomNCNC615x3
referee: Moss Deyong
Referee de Yong declared a no contest as both boxers were doing their best
Daily Mail November 4, 1924

1924-09-22Phil Scott37-5-5
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Joe Palmer
vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 23 September 1924 P 5
1924-02-19Ern Young0-1-0
Town Hall, Tokomaru Bay, New ZealandWTKO415
referee: Earl Stewart
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
The Poverty Bay Herald
1923-12-26Jim O'Sullivan3-1-0
Opera House, Palmerston North, New ZealandWKO915
referee: Alan Maxwell
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
Manawatu Evening Standard
1923-11-10Jim O'Sullivan3-0-0
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandWDQ515
referee: Alan Maxwell
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
The Poverty Bay Herald
1923-10-26Jim Savage
Princess Theatre, Napier, New ZealandWKO115
The Daily Telegraph. Savage claimed to be ex-Champion of India.
1923-09-26Jim O'Sullivan2-0-0
Town Hall, Auckland, New ZealandLPTS1515
referee: Frank Burns
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
New Zealand Herald
1923-08-14Brian McCleary5-2-0
King Edward's Barracks, Christchurch, New ZealandWTKO1415
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
The Press -- McCleary hospitalized through September 1.
1923-08-02Jim Flett4-6-0
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandWTKO915
The Poverty Bay Herald
1923-06-04Cyril Whittaker6-2-0
Town Hall, Auckland, New ZealandWTKO1515
referee: Frank Burns
New Zealand Herald-Whittaker died of injuries sustained in this fight
1923-01-01Jack Complin3-4-0
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO920x2
1922-12-18Ern Waddy28-10-4
Unley Stadium, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
referee: M.J. Noonan
The Advertiser December 19, 1922
1922-08-12Charlie Taylor4-0-0
Star Theatre, Mackay, Queensland, AustraliaDPTS2020x2
referee: Bill Thorning
The MacKay Daily Mercury August 14, 1922
1922-07-22Tom Batho
Theatre Royal, Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaWTKO1420x2
1922-06-30Colin Bell49-15-3
Olympic Theatre, Mackay, Queensland, AustraliaLPTS2020
Australian heavyweight title
1922-06-03Jack Leahy8-2-0
Olympic Theatre, Mackay, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS2020x2
referee: Bill Thorning
The MacKay Daily Mercury June 5, 1922
1922-05-01Jim Flett4-4-0
Olympic Theatre, Mackay, Queensland, AustraliaWPTS1515
referee: Bill Thorning
The MacKay Daily Mercury May 2, 1922
1922-03-17Colin Bell48-15-3
Olympic Theatre, Mackay, Queensland, AustraliaLPTS2020
referee: Bill Thorning
Australian heavyweight title
Australasian Heavyweight Title
The MacKay Daily Mercury March 18, 1922

1922-02-11Max Gornik11-7-0
Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaWRTD1520x2
referee: Jack Driscoll
The Brisbane Courier February 13, 1922
1921-10-27Colin Bell46-15-2
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandDPTS1515
referee: Alan Maxwell
Gisborne Times October 28, 1921
1921-07-23Jack Cole8-6-1
Kaikohu Hall, Te Karaka, New ZealandWPTS1515
referee: Bert Lowe
Gisborne Times July 25, 1921
1921-02-11Albert Pooley14-10-0
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandWPTS1515
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
Gisborne Times
1920-10-27Albert Pooley13-9-0
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandWPTS1515
referee: Alan Maxwell
New Zealand Boxing Association heavyweight title
Gisborne Times-Pooley had been named New Zealand Heavyweight Champion again, after Jimmy Clabby relinquished the title
1920-06-08George Modrich1-1-0
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandWPTS1515
referee: Alan Maxwell
Gisborne Times
1920-02-12Bill Bartlett5-4-0
Opera House, Gisborne, New ZealandWTKO915
referee: Alan Maxwell
Gisborne Times & Ashburton Guardian - Pro Debut for amateur stand-out Heeney

 
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