Mike Twin Sullivan
Global ID5151
birthdate 1878-09-23
death date 1937-10-31 (59)
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
country USA
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeCambridge, Massachusetts, USA
won 28 (KO 17) + lost 6 (KO 5) + drawn 16 = 50
rounds boxed 534
Newspaper Decisions won 7 : lost 4 : drawn 2
rounds boxed 119
Total Bouts 63 KO% 26.98

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1914-02-14Roddy MacDonald1-1-0
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaLKO412
1914-01-01Mickey McIntyre8-2-8
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaDPTS1212
Reported as a 12-round win for Sullivan by the Boston Globe. Reported as a 12 round draw by the Calgary Daily Herald and the Edmonton Daily Bulletin. Reported as a 12 Round draw by Acadian Recorder(Halifax, NS), January 2, 1914.
1913-12-15Paddy Lavin Imposter
American Hall, Dover, New Hampshire, USAWKO210
Lavin strongly denies he took part in this bout. Said it was an imposter. -Buffalo Courier
1913-11-14Joe Geary5-2-3
Portland, Maine, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1913-01-22Jack Tresser
Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO410
1913-01-05Jim Kince
Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO510
1912-12-20Joe Baker
Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaWKO110
1911-06-12Kid Henry13-2-1
Knickerbocker A.C., Albany, New York, USALTKO210
Referee Tibbetts.
1911-06-03Jimmy Clabby45-7-14
International A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
Buffalo Times "Clabby had a slight shade"
1911-03-17Jack Dillon25-0-5
International A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Billy Roche
Dillon won the newspaper decision. (Indianapolis Star)
1911-03-10Bob Moha6-1-3
Shubert Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press.
1911-01-17Dixie Kid44-9-6
Harmonia Hall, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Eddie McBride
"Sullivan who trains at the Buffalo gymnasium daytimes and on highballs at night, and who caused dismay amoung his backers and friends by browsing around amoung his cronies until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, the day of the battle, put it all over Al Brown, know as Dixie Kid." -Buffalo Evening News
1911-01-02Young Loughrey29-6-2
International A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: William J. Kelly
Newspaper decision from the Buffalo Courier. Some sources called the fight a draw. Loughrey and Sullivan did not meet on February 2, 1911, contrary to Loughrey's record.
1910-10-06Paddy Lavin29-2-9
International A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
"razor thin decision". Buffalo Times
1910-09-01Paddy Lavin29-2-9
International A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
Lavin down in first. Buffalo Times
1910-08-25Dennis Tighe3-0-1
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1910-02-04Jimmy Clabby37-6-14
National A.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Free Press
1909-11-29Jimmy Gardner55-6-21
Grand Opera House, New Haven, Connecticut, USADNWS1212
The Boston Globe reported that this fight was in New Haven, Conn., not Cambridge, Mass., as sometimes shown. It was a newspaper decision draw, according to the Globe.
1909-09-21Terry Martin36-12-3
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
Sullivan was an easy winner, according to the Boston Globe.
1909-07-13Harry 'Kid' Krantz7-2-2
Piedmont Pavilion, Oakland, California, USADPTS66
1909-05-25Kyle Whitney16-5-4
Dreamland Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USADPTS2020
referee: Eddie Hanlon
1908-11-05Allen Mahoney
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaWTKO810
Sullivan relinquished his claim to the welterweight title after this fight.
1908-07-23Tom Foley2-2-3
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaWPTS1010
1908-04-22Jimmy Gardner48-5-19
Jeffries' Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS2525
referee: James J. Jeffries
World Welterweight Title
1908-02-22Stanley Ketchel39-2-4
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USALKO125
time: 1:18 | referee: Billy Roche
Ketchell defended his claim as World Middleweight champion
1907-11-27Kid Farmer28-7-7
Century A.C., Los Angeles, California, USAWKO1320
referee: Charles Eyton
World Welterweight Title
1907-10-31Frank Fields28-4-6
Goldfield, Nevada, USAWTKO2020
referee: Jack McDonough
1907-04-23Honey Mellody36-7-10
Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Charles Eyton
World Welterweight title
Both fighters weighed in at 145lbs.

1907-02-21Harry Lewis18-6-3
Denver, Colorado, USALPTS1010
referee: Red Gallagher
1906-09-03Jack Dougherty28-9-7
Butte, Montana, USAWKO1920
1906-08-15Rube Smith13-4-5
Denver, Colorado, USADPTS2020
1906-07-03Rube Smith13-4-4
Pueblo, Colorado, USADPTS1010
referee: Shorty Adams
1906-04-18Rube Smith13-3-4
Pueblo, Colorado, USAWKO1820
1906-03-17Joe Gans136-8-16
Chutes Park, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO1020
referee: Alvie King
Bout for Welter Title claim at 142 lbs, but all bets off when Sullivan came in overweight; Sullivan down in the 9th round; Police ordered ref to stop it in 10th.
1906-01-19Joe Gans135-8-16
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALKO1520
time: 1:55 | referee: Jack Welsh
World Welterweight Title, 142 lbs at 4 pm
Sullivan down in the 8th, Gans down in the 11th.
Gans' share of the gate was $2,425.20 (he also bet $1,700 on himself), and Sullivan's was $1,616.80.
Estimated weights for both fighters were 134lb for Gans and 142lb for Sullivan (San Francisco Call).

1905-11-24Jimmy Gardner37-4-18
San Francisco, California, USAWPTS2020
referee: Jack Welsh
1905-09-15Joe Gans135-8-15
Lyric Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USADPTS1515
referee: James O'Hara
Sullivan was knocked down in the 1st round.
Most sources were of the opinion that Sullivan deserved the decision: Baltimore American, Baltimore Sun, Boston Journal, New York Evening World, Trenton Times, wire ("Referee O'Hara called it a draw, but few in the large audience agreed with him.").
Trenton Times reported it was a pre-arranged draw if lasting the distance.

1905-07-19Beth McLeod
Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO615
1905-04-27Tom Corcoran1-8-0
Portland, Maine, USAWKO410
Corcoran was also known as "Cornelius Gormerly."
1905-03-24Otto Sieloff41-20-19
City Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWTKO512
1904-09-30Joe Angeli15-2-2
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWTKO710
Police stopped this "one-sided" affair. LA Herald
1904-05-16Gus Gardner15-14-4
Burt's Opera House, Toledo, Ohio, USAWTKO1015
1904-05-12Sammy Phillips3-8-4
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO510
1904-04-08Billy Moore14-17-10
Battery D Armory, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1904-03-26Dick Fitzpatrick6-3-5
Chicago A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1903-12-31Jack Blackburn16-0-5
Chelsea A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
referee: Larry Sweeney
According to Boston newspapers, Sullivan appeared to have deserved the decision. Although it was not reported as a prearranged draw in the press, but possibly it was, just not announced to be so.
1903-11-14Willie Fitzgerald20-9-7
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. It was a close fight.
1903-03-24George 'Elbows' McFadden41-9-17
Criterion A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
Prearranged draw.
Boston Globe reported that Sullivan had the better of it, while Boston Journal favored McFadden.

1903-02-24Belfield Walcott14-9-15
Health & Physical Culture A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
referee: Joe Lannon
Prearranged draw.
Boston Globe and Boston Journal reported that Sullivan had the best of it.

1903-01-27Jimmy Gardner12-2-10
Bay State A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWNWS55
Newspaper decision from the Boston Globe.
1902-12-18Jimmy Gardner11-2-8
Fall Mountain A.C., Bellows Falls, Vermont, USADPTS1515
referee: J E Byrne
1902-09-23Belfield Walcott12-9-5
Alameda, Bath, Maine, USADPTS1515
1902-09-16Belfield Walcott12-9-4
Bath, Maine, USADPTS1515
Reported as a draw in the Boston Globe.
1902-07-03Jack Carrig10-15-7
Cambridge A.A., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USADPTS1010
According to the Boston Globe, this was a 10-rounder, not six rounds as sometimes shown.
1902-06-25Dan Littlejohn0-1-0
Saint John, New Brunswick, CanadaWTKO915
The fight was stopped when Littlejohn was in "pitiable condition."
1902-05-09Arthur Cote5-3-6
National Hall, Biddeford, Maine, USAWPTS1515
1902-05-05Billy Gardner22-3-12
Bowdoin Square A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1902-04-19Tim Kearns25-14-12
Lenox A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1902-04-17Arthur Cote5-3-5
Lewiston, Maine, USADPTS1515
referee: Charles Cheltra
Changed from win for Sullivan previously shown here, to a draw per day after Boston Globe.
1902-01-21Jack McKeever3-4-5
Bath, Maine, USAWTKO1415
1902-01-20Joe Flaherty9-17-10
Lenox A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS66
1901-04-08Belfield Walcott4-5-4
Business Men's A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1901-03-25Jack Dwyer5-9-1
Business Men's A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010


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