Ike Weir
Global ID43763
birthdate 1867-02-05
death date 1908-09-12 (41)
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
aliasThe Belfast Spider
country United Kingdom
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeLurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
birth nameIsaac O'Neil Weir
won 26 (KO 19) + lost 2 (KO 2) + drawn 9 = 37
rounds boxed 408
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost 1 : drawn
rounds boxed 14
Total Bouts 40 KO% 47.5

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1898-03-17Mike Sears13-3-11
Hoffman A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USALTKO1010
referee: Jack Sheehan
1894-11-19Jimmy Johnson
Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS4
Results from The Philadelphia Item 11/20/1894
1894-03-17Young Griffo48-2-17
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USADTD38
referee: George Siler
1893-12-22Eddie Loeber3-1-2
American A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS44
1893-11-02Torpedo Billy Murphy68-23-10
Cribb's Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO5
It was a ferocious battle and in the fifth round Murphy laid Weir on his back and it looked like his fight, but Weir came to in time and gave Murphy a blow on the jaw which knocked him out of the ring. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1893-02-10Professor Swarts
Cronheim's Theatre, Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWTKO34
Results from The World(NY).
1893-02-09Joe Hopkins
Cronheim's Theatre, Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWNWS44
Results from The Ring record book and The World(NY).
1893-02-04Al O'Brien2-5-1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO38
Results from The Boston Daily Globe 2/8/1893
1892-11-20Tom Tulley1-0-0
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS33
"Tulley was knocked down twice in the first round and did not have a show at any time. The Spider refrained from knocking his man out." The Boston Sunday Globe, 11/20/1892
1892-05-17Joe Flaherty2-7-2
Hennepin AC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO210
1892-04-19Tommy White5-3-4
Hennepin AC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADPTS1010
referee: Tom Gallagher
1892-02-18Frank Steele0-1-2
New Bedford A.C., New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWKO12
referee: James F Moore
Results from The Boston Daily Globe, 2/19/1892. "During many of the rounds the 'Spider' danced his customary Highland fling and Irish jig steps, which rattled Steele about as much as it pleased the spectators." Weir knocked out Steele with a right to the jaw in round 12. It took Steele a full minute to recover his senses. Johnny Griffin acted as Weir's second. George Godfrey was in Steele's corner.
1891-05-09Kentucky Rosebud12-1-5
Southwark A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO3
Results from the Philadelphia Record: "The Rosebud wasn't in it with the Spider at any stage of the game".
1891-04-25Johnny Griffin2-2-1
Nantasket, Massachusetts, USADTD4
Billed as for World 122lbs title
With Torpedo Billy Murphy returning to Australia Griffin had been claiming the world title at 122lbs
Fight stopped by police with Weir "all in"

1891-01-17Abe Willis4-1-3
Australian Amateur Athletic Club, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLNWS44
The Sportsman January 23, 1891
1890-07-07James Connor
Erie County AC, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO3
1890-01-13Torpedo Billy Murphy58-15-8
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USALKO1430
referee: Hiram Cook
Billed World 120 lbs title
Murphy claimed title by forfeit
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1889-03-31Frank Murphy3-0-1
O'Brien's Opera House, Kouts, Indiana, USADPTS80
referee: Billy Myers
World Featherweight Title; skintight gloves
Both made 120lbs ringside.

1889-01-24John Beck
Elm Rink, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWKO36
referee: James F Moore
According to the 1/25/1889 Boston Daily Globe, Weir knocked Beck down and out of the ring.
1888-12-04Tommy Danforth4-3-8
Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO8
1888-03-28Jack Havlin2-2-4
Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWNWS66
Results from The Boston Daily Globe 3/29/1888. Weir surprised everyone by sparring a few rounds with Jim Phelan before the "go" with Havlin. A crowd of 3,000 spectators, mostly pro-Havlin, watched as Jack and the Spider fought a "real" battle, tearing in to each other in a repeat of their previous encounter the year before. By the end of the six rounds Havlin was strong and willing but had been badly punished by Weir.
1888-02-17Dominick Barnes
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWPTS66
referee: Prof. John Donaldson
Gloved bout.
1888-02-10Tommy Burke
Theatre Comique, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO58
referee: O.H. Smith
1888-02-03George Siddons0-1-2
Duluth, Minnesota, USAWTKO1115
referee: Prof. John Donaldson
Siddons claimed he was fouled and refused to continue.
1888-01-23Tommy Miller
Washington Roller Rink, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO7
referee: Hank Seeley
120 Lb competition
1887-12-12Tommy Warren15-1-4
Washington Roller Rink, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USADPTS2020
referee: John Barnes
World Featherweight Title
1887-09-30Johnny Murphy2-1-1
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS17
referee: Jimmy Colville
1887-07-20Jack Havlin1-1-3
Rocky Point, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USADPTS61
referee: Jimmy Colville
This fight was held by lantern light in the woods of R.I. at a makeshift venue. Some 200 people attended. Tom O'Rourke and Jack Ashton seconded Havlin. Boston Councilman Billy Mahony, Colonel Daniel Murphy and Danny Gill seconded Weir. 3 minute rounds were fought. At the midway point of the battle Weir, despite having taken a brutal body beating by Havlin, had had the best of the close contest. But he was unable to capitalize due to both of his hands being broken. But Havlin couldn't take advantage in the second half to fully sway the momentum his way either, his eyes being so swollen that they had to be lanced after each round. Both men were floored three times apiece but were game and battled hard the whole way. However The Boston Herald reported "The Spider came out of the affray almost unmarked", whereas Havlin was "almost unrecognizable". The fight lasted four hours and seven minutes. Referee Colville consulted the fighters and the crowd and it was unanimously agreed to call it a draw. After interviewing several spectators the following day The Boston Daily Globe reported that "the general impression is that had the fight gone to a finish the Spider would have won," but overall "It proved the battle of the lives of both men, for if they should live to round out a century, it is extremely improbable that either of them will acquit themselves as they did in the struggle of last night. It will be forever memorable in the history of ring contests in this country."
1887-04-30Willie Clark5-0-4
Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWRTD20
referee: Al Smith
Clark down twice in the 1st round, and once in the 7th.
1887-03-10Jack Williams1-3-0
Westerly, Rhode Island, USAWKO36
Billed World 124lbs featherweight title
Some sources claim it ended in the 13th round. The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the duration as 36 rounds lasting two hours and twenty-two minutes. Weir was down in the 12th, 24th and 29th rounds. Williams down in the 36th round.A finish fight
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1887-02-25Arnold A Rand
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO2
1887-01-24Jack Farrell3-1-2
Ridgefield, New Jersey, USAWKO7
Ike Weir claimed World 124lbs title
Fight lasted 18 minutes.
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2001

1887-01-07Johnny Aaron
Fair Play Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS5
Results from The Boston Daily Globe, 1/8/1887. Opponent billed as "Young" Aaron. Article states that the bout was to be a finish fight but was stopped after five rounds and declared a draw. Weir floored Aaron in the first round. In the second round Aaron was pounded bloody; blood which was smeared on the Spider in a clinch "until both men looked decidedly red". Weir plainly had the better of the bout.
1886-12-15Young George Badger
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO2
Results from The Boston Daily Globe, 12/16/1886. This was to be a fight to the finish. Jack McAuliffe was to battle Billy Frazier on this night but Frazier was "Too sick to fight".
1886-11-05Martin Burns
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO6
Results from The Boston Daily Globe, 11/6/1886
1886-10-29James Furman
Fair Play Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO56
1886-05-28William Snee
Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS44
1886-02-06Billy Sykes
Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS44x3
Results from The Ring record book.
1886-01-06Ulrich Conley
Preston, Lancashire, United KingdomDPTS66x3
Results from The Ring record book.
1885-10-09W Harlow
Salford, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Pro debut for Weir. The Bridgeport Evening Farmer--Article "On This Day in Sports" Ike Weir made his professional debut..."


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