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Johnny O'Leary
Global ID55948
sexmale
birthdate 1893-06-16
death date 1922-03-10 (28)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
reach68½″   /   174cm
country USA
residenceBallard, Washington, USA
birth placeSeattle, Washington, USA
won 35 (KO 9) + lost 13 (KO 6) + drawn 19 = 67
rounds boxed 493
Newspaper Decisions won 7 : lost 7 : drawn 3
rounds boxed 162
Total Bouts 84 KO% 10.71
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1919-06-23Lloyd Madden7-7-26
Knights of Columbus Hall, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
1917-07-19Clonie Tait3-1-0
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CanadaLTKO5
1917-07-11Clonie Tait2-1-0
Empress Theatre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, CanadaLTKO1010
referee: Young Maxwell
Canada lightweight title
Bout was started just after 12 noon before a packed house of 800. Maxwell was forced to step in when O'Leary was out on his feet.
1917-04-17Eddie Pinkman16-6-13
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USALTKO34
referee: Pat Scott
1917-03-27Terry Brooks14-11-6
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALTKO1012
referee: Maffitt Flaherty
1917-03-19Mexican Joe Rivers28-9-3
Columbus, Ohio, USALKO11
1916-11-24Frankie Nelson9-1-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Joe Suttner
Buffalo Courier
1916-11-13Tony Zill6-1-2
Grand Opera House, Youngstown, Ohio, USALNWS1212
Newspaper decision from the Youngstown Vindicator, which gave Zill nine rounds.
1916-11-10Rocky Kansas24-2-1
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
Buffalo Boxing Record
1916-10-20Jake Schiffer11-0-0
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Joe Suttner
Buffalo Courier
1916-09-26Vic Moran5-5-4
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
1916-08-15Johnny Dundee21-2-6
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USALKO912
1916-08-01Ever Hammer17-2-4
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
referee: Larry Conley
1916-07-24Shamus O'Brien4-2-0
Airdome A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Maurice Collins
The Schenectady Gazette tabbed O'Brien the winner. The Syracuse Herald gave it to O'Leary. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle gave to O'Leary.
1916-07-04Packy Hommey17-6-1
Airdome A.C., Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Maurice Collins
Rochester Herald, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
1916-06-13Johnny Kilbane42-3-7
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
AP gave fight to Kilbane. Buffalo Boxing Record
1916-06-06Joe 'Kid' Kansas11-4-3
Rochester, New York, USAWNWS1010
Buffalo Courier
1916-05-30Lockport Jimmy Duffy24-1-2
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADNWS1010
O'Leary was knocked down in the second round. Duffy was nine pounds heavier. (Billed as O'Leary from Winnipeg, Canada. Buffalo Courier)
1916-05-17Johnny Dundee21-2-6
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
Buffalo Boxing Record reports a draw. "...Dundee's leap-frog stunts had O'Leary puzzled during most of the ten rounds..." Lethbridge Herald

1916-04-25Indian Pete Scott4-0-0
Garden Theater, Buffalo, New York, USAWKO910
referee: Dick Nugent
Canada lightweight title
1916-04-07Lockport Jimmy Duffy23-1-2
Garden Theater, Buffalo, New York, USADNWS1010
"O'Leary's fighting ability, with his terrible hitting, had the crowd on their toes for the whole 10 rounds.... This is the first time Buffalo fight fans ever saw Duffy take a licking from a smaller opponent." Tacoma Daily News
1916-03-25Westside Jimmy Duffy5-6-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Public Ledger was a draw (Paul Zabala).
1916-03-11Joe Azevedo25-14-12
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of Azevedo from the Philadelphia Record and the Illustrated Boxing Record.
1916-02-26Solly Burns5-3-3
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision in favor of O'Leary from both the Philadelphia Record and the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Paul Zabala).
1916-02-11Johnny Lustig4-6-1
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
O'Leary won the newspaper decision (Chicago Tribune).
1916-02-04Otto Wallace13-5-6
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWNWS1010
O'Leary won the newspaper decision (Idaho Daily Statesman)
1916-01-17Jack Nutt1-1-1
Winter Fair Building, Regina, Saskatchewan, CanadaWKO312
Nutt is now Pte. Nutt of the 68th batt. Regina Rifles. There were four prelims.
1916-01-11Kid Ryan
Athabasca, Alberta, CanadaWKO2
One of three opponents O'Leary knocked out on the same evening.
1916-01-11Jack Holt
Athabasca, Alberta, CanadaWKO3
One of three opponents O'Leary knocked out on the same evening.
1916-01-11Forest Day
Athabasca, Alberta, CanadaWKO4
One of three opponents O'Leary knocked out on the same evening. Day is the former Amateur Lightweight Champion of Alberta. Temperature outside the poorly heated arena was minus 60 Farenheit.
1916-01-01Kid Scaler13-5-17
Horse Show Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaWRTD810
referee: J.H. McKinery
Canada lightweight title
Scaler retired after round eight complaining of intense pain in his right hip. Referee was Lieut.Col.J.H. McKinery of the 55th Batt. This was a No Decision bout. Attendance: 1,500. There were two prelims featuring local soldiers. This is first pro card in Alberta since the death of Luther McCarty in 1913.
1915-12-17Billy MacKenzie2-1-1
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaWTKO1212
Canada lightweight title
The referee stopped the bout to save McKenzie from further punishment. Tacoma Daily News
1915-11-15Freddie Welsh62-3-6
Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaLNWS1212
World Lightweight Title
Although a no-decision bout Welsh's title was at risk if he lost inside schedule. Welsh won the newspaper decision
"In a twelve round bout here tonight, Welsh led in nine rounds in the opinion of ringside critics." (Nevada State Journal)

1915-10-18Patsy Drouillard1-6-1
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWPTS1212
1915-10-04Danny Whalen2-0-0
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaWKO212
1915-09-03Hector McDonald0-3-1
Vernon, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1010
Canada lightweight title
McDonald gave up several pounds in weight to the bigger O'Leary.
1915-07-27Billy Wright12-2-8
Tivoli Theater, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Pete Muldoon
Referee Muldoon is from Vancouver, B.C. This card was almost stopped by police due to church complaints. Many fight fans had gone home, believing the show canceled. Only at the last moment was it allowed to go on.
1915-06-28Charlie Burns11-15-11
New Westminster, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS2020
Canada lightweight title
O'Leary regains title
1915-06-14Pat Scott5-1-7
Anacortes, Washington, USADPTS66
referee: Charles Manning
1915-05-24Joe Bayley19-3-9
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1515
referee: Sid Mitchell
"...O'Leary and Bayley Box 15 Round Draw..."Calgary Daily Herald
1915-01-01Ray Campbell15-14-15
Rose Theater, Everett, Washington, USAWPTS44
Pacific Coast Lightweight Title
O'Leary's win "was an important one in Northwest boxing annals." TACOMA DAILY NEWS

1914-12-08Chet Neff17-2-24
Grand Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Jimmy Gaut | judge: Charley Hulen | judge: Professor Wilson
1914-11-09Charlie Burns9-14-10
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS1515
Canada lightweight title
O'Leary loses title.
1914-11-07Charlie Burns8-14-10
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, CanadaLPTS2020
1914-09-12Sally Salvadore10-8-6
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWDQ915
1914-07-11Joe Bayley18-3-8
Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDPTS1515
Canada lightweight title
1914-07-01Frenchy Vaise9-4-11
Brighouse Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWPTS1515
Canada lightweight title
Referee: Johnny Conlon. Apparently this fight was filmed.
1914-06-05Ralph Gruman7-2-0
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
referee: Harry Foley
1914-05-01Eddie Moy16-4-2
Coffroth's Open Air Pavilion, Daly City, California, USADPTS44
referee: Bert McCullough
1914-04-24George Mason5-1-1
Coffroth's Open Air Pavilion, Daly City, California, USAWPTS44
1914-03-25George Mason5-0-0
West Oakland Club, Oakland, California, USADPTS1010
1914-01-16Joe Bayley18-1-5
Arena, Steveston, British Columbia, CanadaWTKO1515
time: 1:50
1913-11-21Joe Getz9-5-4
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
referee: Frank Schuler
1913-11-11Dick Hyland43-22-8
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS2020
Exact date in November unknown. Sources: Nov 18 & 21, 1913 SF Call
1913-10-17Sally Salvadore6-4-5
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS2020
1913-09-19Babe Picato10-2-6
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
Results from the San Francisco Call.
1913-08-22Sally Salvadore5-4-5
Pacific A.C., Vernon, California, USALPTS1515
1913-06-24Lee Johnson13-13-8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Jim Griffin
Pacific Coast Featherweight Title
1913-06-13Lee Johnson12-13-8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
referee: Harry Foley
1913-05-08Sammy Good0-1-1
Eagles Hall, Tacoma, Washington, USAWPTS44
The second of two bouts Good fought on this card. He subbed on a moment's notice when Billy Ballieau sprained an ankle in a bout with Battling Wolff. Wolff then declined to meet O'Leary in a substitute match. A collection of $117 was taken up for Good and O'Leary. Tacoma Daily News
1913-04-04Billy Williams7-1-6
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Oscar Marbet
1913-03-14Jack White18-7-10
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
referee: Teddy Wolff
"The referee's decision came as a shock to the crowd." SF Call
1913-03-12Sally Salvadore3-1-3
Stockton, California, USAWPTS1010
1913-02-28Lee Johnson9-11-8
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
referee: Harry Foley
1913-02-07Roy Moore12-7-12
Pavilion Rink, San Francisco, California, USALPTS44
referee: Frank Schuler
1913-01-31Young Abe Attell2-0-7
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USADPTS44
referee: Harry Foley
1913-01-17Manuel Vierra10-9-3
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS44
"Young O'Leary," northwest featherweight champion, per SF Call
1912-12-13Eddie Marino5-12-6
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1912-12-06Eddie Shannon1-2-6
Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Duncan McDonald
1912-11-08Billy Farrell0-0-1
Dreamland Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USALDQ34
referee: Tom McDonald
1912-10-29Billy Williams3-1-1
Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
referee: Pete Muldoon
1912-07-12Young Maxwell1-1-0
Labor Temple, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1912-06-18Eddie Marino3-11-5
Glide Rink, Tacoma, Washington, USADPTS1010
This bout was stopped by pre-arrangement at exactly one minute into the first round, to the utter surprise of the crowd. They soon learned this was a tribute to the popular local boxer Louie Long, who had been shot dead exactly one year earlier. Tacoma Daily News
1912-02-06Kid O'Connell0-1-0
Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS?
1912-01-23Charley Givens2-1-2
Press Club, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
Pacific Northwest Featherweight Title
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