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Spike Sullivan
Global ID56915
sexmale
birthdate 1874-07-14
divisionwelterweight
aliasWilliam Sullivan / Wm Clothiers
country Ireland
residenceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
birth placeKnocknanaff, County Cork, Ireland
won 48 (KO 37) + lost 7 (KO 3) + drawn 10 = 65
rounds boxed 714
Newspaper Decisions won 3 : lost 2 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 36
Total Bouts 71 KO% 52.11
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1910-08-19Frankie Castor
Frankford A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO66
Castor died afterward of injuries sustained in this fight. Sullivan landed a terrific blow in the last round and Castor went down with a crash and failed to regain consciousness. Castor was a substitute and his true identity is uncertain at this time.
1905-05-20Tim Callahan40-7-24
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLKO4
1904-12-20Dude Kennedy6-3-0
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWTKO11
Chicago Tribune
1903-10-05Jack Blackson1-5-1
Broadway A.C., Chester, Pennsylvania, USADPTS66
Newspaper decision for Blackson from Philadelphia Inquirer. A draw from Wilkes-Barre Times.
Sullivan was down twice in the 5th round. The Philadelphia Item called this fight a draw.

1903-09-10Dave Holly25-0-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Holly was a surprising and decisive winner.
1903-09-02Jimmy Gardner21-2-14
Troy AC, Fall River, Massachusetts, USADPTS1515
1903-07-18Bobby Dobbs84-23-31
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: J.R. Smoult
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004
1903-06-15Jack Nelson4-0-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomDPTS2020x3
Billed World 140 lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1903-04-20Jabez White9-3-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Billed for World 137lbs title
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 21 April 1903

1903-02-09Jim Maloney5-9-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWKO120x3
Billed for World 140lbs title
Sheffield Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 10 February 1903

1902-12-11Bill Chester17-3-0
New Adelphi Club, Marylebone, London, United KingdomWKO1415x3
Billed for World 136lbs title
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Friday 12 December 1902

1902-06-21Jabez White8-3-1
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
Billed for World 134lb title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002

1902-04-15Sam Bolen32-9-22
New Britain, Connecticut, USADPTS20
1902-01-24Billy Devine11-4-0
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record had Sullivan winning.
1901-12-21Danny Duane22-8-5
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1901-11-22Eddie Connolly23-13-15
St. Patrick's Hall, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWKO815
1901-11-11Curly Supples12-3-8
Fort Erie, Ontario, CanadaLPTS2020
referee: Eddie McBride
1901-06-10Joe Handler13-1-5
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USALTKO1720
1901-04-01Harry Berger5-2-2
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USAWKO1820
(Boston Globe)
1901-02-18Tim Kearns24-9-8
Louisville, Kentucky, USAWPTS20
1900-12-10Harry Berger5-2-1
Trenton, New Jersey, USADPTS20
1900-04-21Young Starr11-2-1
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ1320
Starr was disqualified for hitting Sullivan when the latter was down
1900-03-24Young Starr11-2-1
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. According to the Item, Starr won decisively in an upset. Sullivan fought so poorly that the Item said that if that was the best he could he would soon sink into oblivion.
1900-03-17Walter Burgo7-8-4
Bijou Theater, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWTKO420
referee: John R. Bennett
Sullivan arrived in town from New York only an hour before the fight. The Toronto Star called the bout "somewhat farcical." Sullivan outclassed Burgo in "science, speed, height and punching ability." - The Globe. Burgo was warned on multiple occassions for hitting low.
1900-02-09Joe Gans78-5-11
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO1425
time: 2:17 | referee: Charlie White
Sullivan was helpless when Referee Charley White decided to end the bout. As White was leaving the ring, Dan Donnolly, one of Sullivan's seconds, rushed and nailed the referee with a punch to the left eye in protest of the verdict. National Police Gazette, Feb. 24, 1900.
1900-01-05George 'Elbows' McFadden26-6-13
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2525
referee: Charlie White
1899-12-21Martin Flaherty24-9-20
Manhattan A.C., Troy, New York, USAWKO2020
time: 2:40
1899-12-18Jim Popp5-2-4
Hawthorne A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWKO6
referee: Jack Sheehan
Popp was counted out while protesting that Sullivan had fouled him.
1899-12-11Charley 'Young' Kenney6-1-0
Coliseum, Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO620
1899-12-09Ed Darrell3-4-0
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO8
1899-12-02Tommy Cleary11-4-4
Nonpareil A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
1899-11-30Emilio Sanchez3-3-6
German A.C., Bradford, Pennsylvania, USAWKO620
1899-11-27Paddy Sheehan3-2-3
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USAWKO1220
referee: Bert Crowhurst
1899-11-13Dan McConnell6-10-3
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USAWTKO520
referee: Bert Crowhurst
1899-11-04Joe Youngs4-3-12
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO20
1899-10-12Jimmy Murray2-6-6
Hercules A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO625
referee: Charlie White
1899-10-02Jerome Quigley9-6-10
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO625
referee: George Siler
Results from the NY Herald.
1899-09-23Billy Ernst19-14-5
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO2
time: 2:47
1899-05-23Kid McPartland30-6-9
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS2525
referee: Charlie White
1899-04-03George Kerwin16-4-8
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO725
referee: Charlie White
1899-03-13Jack Waldron9-4-6
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO2225
referee: Aleck Brown
1899-02-20Otto Sieloff11-1-7
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWKO1325
1899-01-16Eddie Connolly17-5-10
Hyperion Theater, New Haven, Connecticut, USADPTS2020
1898-10-20Jimmy Dunn0-0-1
Fall River, Massachusetts, USAWPTS6
1898-06-24Dal Hawkins14-3-3
Lenox A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO2225
1898-05-06John Mahoney
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Walter H. Schlichter
As Young Mahoney. Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Inquirer.
1898-02-21Harry Greenfield3-4-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWRTD1520x3
referee: Bernard J Angle
Billed World 130 lbs title
BBBC Boxing Yearnook 2002
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, February 26, 1898

1897-11-29Jim Curran1-2-0
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x2
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2002
The Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday, December 4, 1897

1897-07-26Jimmy White
Empire A.C., Troy, New York, USAWKO210
The star bout was to have been Billy O'Donnell and Andy Kelly, Kelly failed to appear and O'Donnell refused to fight Harry Stiles who was the substitute. The manager of the club, Spike Sullivan agreed to fight Jimmy White. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-05-17Jack Downey19-2-11
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWDQ1920
referee: Dick Roche
With the verdict practically in his favor, Downey swung his man half way across the ring to his knees and struck him twice while he was in that position. It was a palpable foul and cost him the fight. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1897-05-10Tommy Butler3-4-7
Empire A.C., Troy, New York, USAWKO3
1897-03-29Tommy White18-3-16
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1897-03-17Mike Leonard10-9-4
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO825
There were two cards at the Broadway A.C. on this date. This bout is on the evening show.
1897-02-27Harry Orr0-0-0
Weymouth Center Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS33
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1897-02-22Joe Flaherty6-10-7
Olympic A.C., Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO520
1897-02-13Billy Kelly0-1-1
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO6
1897-01-16Mike Farragher7-1-5
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO1115
1897-01-11Joe Bernstein1-2-3
Union Park A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO812
1897-01-09Joe Hopkins8-4-5
Greenwood A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS220
The referee gave the decision to Sullivan after the police had ordered the bout stopped "with Hopkins lying hopeless in the middle of the ring." (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1896-12-28Jerry Marshall19-15-12
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USAWDQ720
time: 2:20
1896-12-12George 'Elbows' McFadden15-2-3
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2020
1896-11-07Billy Joh1-0-2
New York A.C., New York, New York, USAWTKO210
time: 2:48 | referee: Arthur Moore
1896-10-16Danny McBride8-2-4
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS1515
referee: Samuel C. Austin
1896-10-13Willie Keefe
Bohemian Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWKO815
time: 0:55
1896-10-01Elwood McCloskey5-6-2
Tuxedo A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO5
1896-08-30Frank Keefe0-1-0
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO2
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.
1896-06-16Lewis Sullivan1-0-0
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO2
1896-04-20Frank Farley4-2-5
West Newton Street Armory, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1896-03-05Martin Flaherty10-4-5
Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS1212
referee: Bill Daly
Results from the Boston Daily Globe. Flaherty was much the better. It was agreed beforehand that it would be called a draw if both fighters were on their feet at the final bell.
1896-01-01Bill Brierley0-1-0
Woburn A.C., Woburn, Massachusetts, USAWPTS88
1895-11-25Jerry O'Connor
Kirkland A.C., Lynn, Massachusetts, USAWTKO33
Results from the Boston Daily Globe.

 
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