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Dick O'Brien
Global ID16475
sexmale
birthdate 1873-11-21
death date 1918-11-18 (44)
divisionmiddleweight
country USA
residenceLewiston, Maine, USA
birth placeSaint John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
won 40 (KO 30) + lost 25 (KO 20) + drawn 15 = 83
rounds boxed 654
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 12
Total Bouts 85 KO% 35.29
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1909-02-05Dave Sawyer3-4-2
Pastime A.C., Bangor, Maine, USALTKO26
1908-05-11Tim Sullivan0-1-0
Young Men's A.A., Salem, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1908-01-29Dave Sawyer2-2-1
Rockland, Maine, USALKO3
1907-06-21Black Fitzsimmons11-9-2
Lewiston AC, Lewiston, Maine, USALKO26
Results from the Kinnebec Daily Journal.
1907-05-29Bartley Connolly3-4-10
Lewiston, Maine, USALNWS66
Daily Kennebec Journal
1906-01-12Chuck Sheehan1-0-0
Schwartz Hall, Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
referee: Frank Hartnett
Buffalo Courier- referee's decision
1903-12-25Cyclone Robinson0-1-0
Lenox A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO215
(Boston Globe)
1903-12-19Rube Ferns41-13-3
Parsons, Kansas, USADPTS1010
1903-10-29Black Fitzsimmons1-2-0
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO3
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1903-04-27Sandy Ferguson20-6-9
Gloucester A.C., Gloucester, Massachusetts, USALRTD610
1903-03-25Sandy Ferguson18-5-9
Brighton Social & A.C., Brighton, Massachusetts, USALTKO410
referee: Harry Hodgkins
1902-11-12Jack Twin Sullivan17-2-13
Norumbega Hall, Bangor, Maine, USADPTS1010
referee: Billy Long
O'Brien said Sullivan was better after the fight (Boston Globe).
1902-10-30George Byers16-6-15
Norumbega Hall, Bangor, Maine, USADPTS1010
1902-10-16Billy Payne31-21-25
Norumbega Hall, Bangor, Maine, USAWPTS88
1902-09-04Charlie Haghey5-1-3
Lewiston, Maine, USALTKO410
1902-06-03Harry Walsh3-4-1
Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCNC66
The Philadelphia Item reported this fight as ending in "no contest."
1902-05-08Dan Creedon38-15-10
Lewiston, Maine, USAWTKO220
1902-04-21Jim Driscoll4-3-4
America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1902-04-07Marvin Hart15-1-0
Empire A.C., Louisville, Kentucky, USALKO320
O'Brien was down in the 3rd round. (AP)
1902-02-07Al Weinig20-8-2
Vapor City A.C., Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALKO11
1902-01-06Tim Draffin Murphy15-11-0
America Club, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1901-09-27Billy Payne30-18-23
City Hall, Bangor, Maine, USADPTS44
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1901-09-05Al Weinig14-7-2
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USALTKO510
1901-05-08Billy Payne30-16-20
Bangor, Maine, USAWTKO8
Results from the Philadelphia Record. This bout took place in a field outside of Bangor.
1901-02-27Sandy Ferguson11-2-6
Lewiston, Maine, USAWDQ410
1900-12-27Scaldy Bill Quinn17-16-13
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWTKO710
referee: Frank Rose
(Boston Globe)
1900-12-17Sandy Ferguson11-1-6
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWDQ4
referee: Mike Scanlan
1900-11-19Mike Shallow
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWTKO510
referee: Patsey Reardon
(Boston Globe)
1900-10-16Jack Root34-0-1
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO36
time: 0:35
O'Brien was counted out after being hit by a straight left to the jaw.
1900-10-02Billy Stift21-7-7
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1900-07-10Jack Root32-0-0
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
referee: George Siler
Fought at catchweights, O'Brien heavier. Root downed three times in the 2nd, O'Brien also floored in the 2nd round. Root down in the 5th. O'Brien in terrible shape in the 6th and was dropped. Referee gave fight to Root.
1900-05-30George Byers13-2-12
Lynn, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
1900-05-09Dick Moore51-28-23
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWTKO515
referee: Bill Daly
1900-03-15Joe Mullins2-6-3
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWNWS6
Mullins was suppossed to fight Martin Riley of Fall River for 15 rounds but the gate was too small so O'Brien agreed to go on for 6 rounds for $80 (Boston Globe).
1900-01-01Al Weinig6-1-1
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALRTD14
1899-12-28George Byers12-1-9
Lewiston, Maine, USADPTS1010
1899-11-09Dan Murphy8-5-6
Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO1720
From the Boston Daily Globe.
1899-08-14Al Weinig3-0-0
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWKO220
referee: Eddie McBride
1899-07-20George LaBlanche41-23-13
Lewiston, Maine, USAWKO3
1899-05-30George Byers10-0-7
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USANCNC33
Byers was scheduled to fight Jack Bonner, who failed to appear. O'Brien agreed to box Byers three rounds and quit in the third. This should not be considered as a serious fight.
1899-05-19Joe Walcott54-6-8
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO1420
referee: Johnny White
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1899-04-21Jimmy Handler16-7-3
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO13
Not since the old days of bare-knuckle fights has such a battle been fought in or around New York. Both were big men, over the middleweight limit, with O'Brien nearing the heavyweight class. He was so heavy he refused to weigh in and Handler waived the question of weight. O'Brien's manager threw in the sponge to save his fighter from further punishment. New York Times
1899-02-25Jack Burke1-2-3
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1420
1899-02-02Jack Bonner33-6-11
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USALTKO1020
From the Boston Daily Globe.
1898-12-23Tommy Ryan48-1-8
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USALTKO1425
World & American 158lbs Middleweight Titles
O'Brien floored three times in the 14th and the police halted the contest. Syracuse Standard
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005

1898-11-03Dan Murphy6-3-4
Palace A.C., Bridgeport, Connecticut, USAWKO1020
From the Philadelphia Item.
1898-05-09Jack Burke1-0-1
Lynn, Massachusetts, USADPTS2020
1898-05-02Jack Bonner31-5-9
Olympic A.C., Athens, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1515
1898-04-15Dan Murphy4-2-4
Jacque's Auditorium, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS2020
1898-03-28Dick Moore47-16-18
Hyperion Theater, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS1515
referee: Samuel C. Austin
1898-02-21Peter Lacey1-1-1
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS1010
1898-02-02Jack Bonner28-5-9
Nutmeg A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, USALKO19
1897-12-21Dick Burge8-6-2
Olympic Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLDQ420x2
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, January 1, 1898
1897-10-23Frank Craig38-12-3
Olympic Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWKO220x3
Billed World & American 158lbs Middleweight Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, October 24, 1897

1897-06-14Fred Lang
Arena A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO1
1897-05-26Charles Kid McCoy39-2-7
Palace A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO1025
1897-04-19Joe Staley0-0-1
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWKO1
time: 1:26
billed as 178 pounders
1897-03-27Paddy Purtell14-3-4
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO7
1897-03-08Marty McDonough
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWPTS66
1897-02-08Bert Balmer
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWKO24
1897-01-18Ed Binney17-3-5
Bangor, Maine, USADPTS88
referee: Thomas McAloon
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1896-12-11Dan Creedon26-1-7
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO920
referee: Dick Roche
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1896-11-09Scaldy Bill Quinn11-4-9
Union A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO1320
time: 2:56
1896-10-12Dick Moore44-13-14
Empire A.C., Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWKO510
time: 2:57 | referee: Tim Hurst
1896-08-24Joe Walcott46-3-3
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USALPTS66
Bout was exhibition for "scientific points." Walcott was easily the better man. Daily Kennebec Journal
1896-08-08Scaldy Bill Quinn11-3-9
Brooklyn Bridge A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USANCNC1
According to the Philadelphia Item, this fight was stopped by the police soon after it began.
1896-04-06James E (Doc) Payne2-0-0
Eureka A.C., Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO220
Doc Payne's seconds were Jim Hall, his trainer for the contest, Billy Vernon, Benny Murphy and Steve Brodie.
1895-12-13Jack McDonough0-1-0
Vallambrosa Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
1895-08-28Joe Walcott41-2-3
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO125
time: 2:23 | referee: Bill Daly
O'Brien was knocked down four times.
1895-06-25Jack McDonough
Gladstone A.C., Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWKO1
time: 0:10
1895-05-20Charles Kid McCoy24-1-6
West Newton Street polo rink, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS2525
referee: Bill Daly
"McCoy went down on the floor a couple of times, but it was because he slipped and fell, not from any knockdown." (Boston Morning Journal)
Non-local wire reported McCoy was floored three times in the 12th round and almost put to sleep.

1895-04-19Bobby Dobbs36-7-11
Suffolk A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1820
Massachusetts Middleweight Title
This bout lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes. Dobbs was floored twelve times.

1895-02-25Ed Binney17-2-5
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO1415
referee: Bill Daly
Results from the Lowell Sun.
1895-02-11Biddy Bishop
Opera House, Houston, Texas, USALKO510
referee: Al Burke
Results from the Galveston Daily News.
1894-10-29Mysterious Billy Smith11-3-4
Lafayette A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
referee: John Murphy
Fought at 145lbs and O'Brien six pounds over.
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