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Frankie O'Brien
Global ID25848
sexmale
birthdate 1905-04-12
death date 1977-02-00 (71)
divisionmiddleweight
stancesouthpaw
country USA
residenceHartford, Connecticut, USA
won 53 (KO 27) + lost 12 (KO 3) + drawn 0 = 65
rounds boxed 404 KO% 41.54
 
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1934-08-21Joey Kemp13-7-1
South Park Arena, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO28
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1933-11-17Tiger Mack Way1-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1933-10-09Frank Fullam13-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS66
referee: Pete Hartley
1933-06-12George Nichols59-21-6
Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
From the Hartford Courier (Jack Kincaid).
1933-04-21Marty Sampson37-4-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1933-03-10Angel Clivilles35-7-2
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Bill Conway
Reported in the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding). This program was also reported in the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid). The records of Clivilles and O'Brien, both in the 1934 ANDREWS RECORD BOOK show a second 1933 meeting between O'Brien and Clivilles in Hartford, 3/28/33, but it has not been possible to verify this supposed second fight, which was not mentioned in the Hartford Courant. Evidently it was a duplication in the record book.
1933-02-20Alabama Kid48-14-7
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
"Referee Graybar stopped the fight in the eighth round because the Kid was outclassed and had been unable to land a solid punch." (Coshocton Tribune)
1933-02-16Tom Jones5-14-1
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1933-01-30Kid Leonard16-4-0
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Leonard was down six times, broke his right hand in round four, and suffered two fractured ribs in round six.
1933-01-01Tait Littman27-7-1
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO210
time: 1:30
1932-09-27Antonio Dominguez33-9-4
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO910
1932-06-06Norman Conrad28-5-2
Heywood Arena, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1932-03-14Gorilla Jones62-12-5
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWDQ810
referee: Jack Watson
Jones was disqualified for not trying.
1932-02-11Manny Davis21-9-4
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1932-01-18Benny Miller22-9-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1931-12-18KO Kelly34-14-3
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO1010
1931-11-19Gorilla Jones59-12-5
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALPTS1010
Semi-final round of NBA Midddleweight Title Elimination Series.
1931-10-12Angel Clivilles28-3-2
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO910
Part of the NBA Midddleweight Title Elimination Series to determine the successor to Mickey Walker. Clivilles took a bad drubbing from the southpaw O'Brien and didn't win a round.
1931-09-03Jack McVey84-29-8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWPTS1010
1931-08-24Manny Davis18-8-4
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1931-07-15George Manolian47-10-3
Hurley Stadium, East Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1931-04-17Gerald St Hilaire
Armory, Willimantic, Connecticut, USAWKO28
From the Waterbury Republican (Herb Goldman).
1931-01-13George Manolian46-9-3
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Dempsey
USA New England middleweight title
1930-12-04Izzy Grove32-21-6
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO110
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-11-20Joe Smith15-6-1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO410
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1930-09-04Raul Rojas17-6-1
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the New Haven Journal Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1930-08-28Paulie Sykes16-6-0
Lakewood Arena, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO510
Eddie Saxon was billed as "Paulie Sykes" for this fight (and most other fights in his career), so Sykes should be the preferred name in BoxRec. From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1930-02-06Raul Rojas13-4-0
Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1929-05-22Harry Ebbets72-7-6
Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1929-04-18Johnny Haystack26-17-6
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO810
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1929-03-07Johnny Curcio13-9-1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO410
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1929-02-28Billy Alger75-41-33
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO310
From the Hartford Courant (Jack Kincaid).
1928-12-07Jack Britton91-20-18
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-11-22Eddie Adonis15-4-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO510
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1928-10-11Frank Konchina38-14-5
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS1010
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1928-06-11Al Mello31-6-0
Velodrome, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWDQ412
referee: Bill Conway
USA New England middleweight title
Billed for the New England Middleweight Title
Mello was disqualified for punching low.

1928-04-23Harry Ebbets59-4-5
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Dekkers
1928-03-30Harry Ebbets58-4-5
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USALDQ510
referee: Jack Dekkers
President Calvin Coolidge's son, John, was in attendance (New York Times).
1928-03-19Gene Mars15-12-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO48
referee: Jack Dekkers
1928-02-22Buck Whalen1-0-1
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USAWKO18
referee: Billy George
1928-02-20George Walker0-1-0
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
1928-01-06Willie Walker22-18-7
Stanley Arena, New Britain, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
From the New Haven Journal-Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1927-09-02Frank Senk10-8-1
American Legion, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jack Dekkers
1927-08-26Joe Marino44-17-10
American Legion, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
referee: Johnny Martin
1927-04-21Tommy Hamby13-11-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO26
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding). Hamby did not fight Johnny O'Keefe, as was shown here previously.
1926-11-12Phil Jackson10-0-4
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO48
1926-09-10Young Cross1-1-1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO26
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1926-01-18Frank Senk7-1-1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USALPTS66
1925-08-27Buck Kelly2-1-1
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
1925-06-22Walloping Wop7-2-4
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
1925-05-22Rocco Segretto1-0-0
Brassco Park, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWKO16
1925-02-03Billy Kline1-0-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO26
From the Hartford Times (Laurence Fielding).
1924-12-18Leo White2-0-1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO36
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1924-10-10Chuck Burns6-2-2
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USALTKO710
1924-09-23Andy Nelson
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1924-05-07George Gibbons3-1-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USALTKO56
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding). It was stated that this was O'Brien's first professional loss.
1924-04-09Babe Slattery1-2-0
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO16
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1924-03-11Al Festa3-4-1
Foot Guard Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1924-02-26Al Festa3-3-1
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1924-02-14Babe Slattery0-1-0
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO46
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1924-01-29Johnny Kardys1-2-1
Church Street Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWKO16
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1923-12-14Jack McNulty9-3-1
Armory, New Haven, Connecticut, USALPTS66
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1923-12-03Soldier Adams0-1-1
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS66
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding).
1923-11-08Eddie Decker4-1-0
Casino, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USALKO24
1923-10-18Joe Smith
Charter Oak Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWPTS44
From the Hartford Courant (Laurence Fielding). This was the professional debuts of both O'Brien and Smith.

 
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