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Dick Finnegan
Global ID54829
sexmale
birthdate 1902-08-22
death date 1993-02-14 (90)
divisionfeatherweight
stancesouthpaw
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
aliasHoneyboy Finnegan
country USA
residenceDorchester, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth nameRichard G. Finnegan
won 55 (KO 16) + lost 10 (KO 1) + drawn 2 = 68
rounds boxed 555
Newspaper Decisions won 3 : lost : drawn
rounds boxed 34
Total Bouts 71 KO% 22.54
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1930-09-29Georgie Balduc42-47-7
Fort Washington, Maryland, USAWKO38
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1930-06-07Lou Saunders3-5-1
White Sox Park, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO210
1930-05-27Dick McDaniels17-22-3
Orange Belt A.C., San Bernardino, California, USAWKO110
time: 0:30
1930-05-06Clyde Davis9-13-5
Orange Belt A.C., San Bernardino, California, USAWKO110
time: 0:50
1930-04-15Johnny Farr37-25-13
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh
"Showing little of his previous speed and skill, Dick (Honeyboy) Finnergan returned to the ring tonight after a year's absence and dropped a close decision". (Associated Press)
1929-05-10Armando Santiago11-7-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO610
According to the Chicago Tribune, Finnegan was down several times, the first time from a right cross in the first round, before taking the full count in round six.
1929-04-26Cowboy Eddie Anderson62-24-20
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1929-04-15King Tut39-12-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1929-02-25Pete Nebo12-10-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1928-11-17Andre Routis54-17-7
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: John T. Glackin
This was the first even to be held at the Boston Garden.
1928-08-28Bruce Flowers52-8-8
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1928-08-08Johnny Jadick49-3-1
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: Dave Nelligan
1928-07-02Sammy Fuller24-4-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1928-06-18Johnny Jadick48-3-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1928-02-09Bruce Flowers45-4-8
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe O'Connor | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: John T. Glackin
1927-12-02Tod Morgan60-10-19
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: John T. Glackin
1927-10-14Jimmy Sacco65-28-23
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
USA New England lightweight title
Sacco was down twice in the 1st, and once in the 3rd
1927-09-15Billy Grime76-16-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-09-06Babe Herman80-27-17
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1927-08-03Petey Mack15-6-2
West New York, New Jersey, USANCND1010
1927-07-27Jackie Brady28-21-6
Star Park, Syracuse, New York, USADPTS1010
1927-07-08Steve Smith28-18-15
American Legion, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1927-06-27Al Winkler26-5-3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-18Frankie Fink23-9-13
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1927-04-04Frankie Fink23-8-13
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1927-03-28Frankie McKenna6-6-0
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO3
1927-03-18Phil O'Dowd28-23-7
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USAWKO16
referee: Jack Michaels
1926-11-15Chick Suggs86-18-8
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
Vacant World Featherweight Title
as recognized by the Massachusetts Boxing Commission. (the title had been relinquished by Louis "Kid" Kaplan.) Finnegan won seven of the rounds, Suggs two, and one was even. The closing rounds saw Suggs "weaken visibly." (AP) .Finnegan gave up the title shortly after, unable to make the weight

1926-09-29Joe Jawson9-22-4
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USAWTKO412
1926-09-16Red Chapman53-14-0
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1926-09-01Al Winkler19-3-3
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
twenty thousand fans were at this fight--In one of the early rounds Finnegan dropped Winkler, but Winkler was up before a count started. Finnegan knocked out by a right to the jaw in the ninth round--he was saved by the bell. (Washington Post)
1926-07-12Benny Bass50-5-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1926-07-01Steve Smith20-12-14
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-06-16Joe Glick74-16-13
Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO610
time: 1:17 | referee: Johnny Brassil
1926-05-10Mickey Travers42-31-12
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1926-04-19Ruby Stein24-31-7
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1926-03-19Ray Miller29-3-3
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Walsh
1926-01-01Lew Mayrs31-8-8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1925-12-18Bobby Garcia48-19-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWDQ68
1925-11-23Joe Glick65-14-13
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-11-19Billy Kennedy23-18-11
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1212
1925-11-04Babe Herman68-17-17
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-09-24Babe Ruth9-0-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1925-08-24Danny Kramer80-14-18
Cycle Track, Revere, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-07-14Billy Murphy39-5-0
Alumni Field, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-04-28Johnny Dundee74-17-19
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding), reported as a 10-round win for Finnegan and not a 4-round knockout for Dundee as was shown here previously. Also, out-of-town newspapers (e.g. Pittsburgh Post, Philadelphia Record) reported a 10-round win for Finnegan.
1925-04-15Goldie Ahearn18-7-5
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWNWS1212
Referee Col. Ericson (Washington Post). This fight did not occur on October 3, 1925, as previously shown here. Source: Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-04-07Andy Chaney50-20-9
Folly Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO610
From Baltimore newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1925-03-30Eddie Williams9-2-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1925-03-16Tommy Noble77-58-16
Auditorium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWNWS1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding), according to which Finnegan was the winner and not Noble as shown here previously.
1925-03-12Billy Murphy38-5-0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1925-01-14Lew Mayrs23-4-6
Folly Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USALPTS1212
1924-10-09Billy Murphy34-4-0
Crescent Rink, Lowell, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1924-10-03Goldie Ahearn12-6-4
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1212
1924-08-29Goldie Ahearn12-6-4
Barracks, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWNWS1212
Date, location and result from the Washington Post.
1924-07-11Al Pettingill9-6-2
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO18
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: Pat Moran | judge: John T. Glackin
1924-07-09Joe Peck11-6-3
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USAWKO212
1924-06-27Red Chapman38-12-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Johnny Brassil
1924-06-16Chick Ward6-3-5
Ben Franklin Arena, Kenilworth, Maryland, USAWKO112
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1924-04-23Lew Palmer4-6-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO48
referee: G. Edward Dixon | judge: William T. McDermott | judge: John T. Glackin
1924-02-18Johnny Drew23-7-2
Grand Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1010
1924-02-01Freddie Jacks73-58-13
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
referee: Abe (Kid) Goodman | judge: Dave Nelligan | judge: William T. McDermott
1924-01-18Joe Fox64-22-13
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1923-11-14Steve Adams9-2-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1923-10-18Andy Bowen13-7-3
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
1923-10-11Freddie Williams9-10-4
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO68
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: John T. Glackin | judge: William T. McDermott
1923-08-16Bobby Garcia23-4-3
Sportland Heights Arena, Berwyn, Maryland, USAWPTS1212
Army and Navy Lightweight Title
1923-03-24Jimmy Hackley15-7-4
Stadium, Balboa, PanamaWPTS66
USN Inter-Fleet Featherweight Title
Finnegan is from the U.S.S. North Dakota, and Hackley is from the California. With respect to the bantamweight title, Sailor Blondie Menrode of the Arizona won by default. Per the March 28 Daily News Searchlight (of Bremerton, WA, USA).

1923-03-04Jose Lombardo11-0-0
Vista Allegre Bull Ring, Panama City, PanamaWPTS1212
Finnegan floored Lombardo twice and beat him decisively, however Lombardo did hurt his left hand early in the fight.
1923-01-01Johnny Carroll1-2-0
WKO3
Exact date and location unknown.
1920-01-01Bob Curley
WPTS66
Exact date and location unknown.

 
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