Paddy Purtell
Global ID62419
birthdate 1872-01-01
death date 1901-06-09 (29)
aliasSaginaw Kid
country Ireland
residenceLeadville, Colorado, USA
birth placeOttawa, Ontario, Canada
birth nameJames
won 21 (KO 19) + lost 11 (KO 10) + drawn 9 = 42
rounds boxed 372 KO% 45.24

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1900-11-16Charley Lamb
Silverton, Colorado, USAWKO210
"Purtell was to knock Lamb out in ten rounds or forfeit $200 and gate receipts. The fight lasted a round and a half when Lamb was put out." (Montezuma Journal)
1900-07-28George Green11-6-1
Tacoma, Washington, USALKO5
1900-06-08Nick Burley43-11-5
Tacoma AC Bldg., Tacoma, Washington, USAWTKO1425
Burley broke a small bone in his left wrist in the first round. Tacoma Evening News
1900-02-12Billy Lewis1-2-2
Olympic A.C., Denver, Colorado, USADPTS1010
1900-01-21Willard Bean5-2-2
Gavin's Athletic Arena, Leadville, Colorado, USADPTS2020
Western Middleweight Title
1900-01-13Willard Bean5-2-1
Gavin's Athletic Arena, Leadville, Colorado, USADPTS2020
Billed for the middleweight championship of the West.
1899-10-17Danny Needham65-10-5
Leadville, Colorado, USAWKO5
referee: Willard Bean
1899-09-27Charles Goff7-3-1
Olympic A.C., Denver, Colorado, USAWTKO7
1899-08-22E Steele
Leadville, Colorado, USAWKO3
1899-06-19Lute Kellogg1-1-0
Opera House, Leadville, Colorado, USAWKO12
"The knock-out blow was a left swing wich caught Kellogg on the jaw and he did not regain consciousness for 20 minutes." (Cripple Creek Morning Times)
1899-04-24Jim Scanlan13-0-4
Memphis, Tennessee, USALKO3
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1899-03-16Jim Scanlan13-0-3
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS2020
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1899-03-13Tommy Ryan50-1-8
Robinson Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USALTKO410
Purtell acted like a dazed man throughout and Conley, his second, threw in the sponge. Spectators from the first yelled "Fake" and hissed. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
1899-03-06Jimmy Watts9-6-3
Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USADPTS1010
1898-11-30Rube Ferns16-4-2
Weir, Kansas, USALKO5
1898-03-17James E (Doc) Payne8-3-1
Central Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS88
1897-11-30Arthur Akers7-1-0
Olympic Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomLKO120x3
referee: John S Barnes
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
The Dundee Courier & Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Wednesday, December 01, 1897

1897-08-20Lachie Thompson7-10-0
Olympic Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWTKO620x3
Billed World 148-150 lbs Title
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004 The Illustrated Police New, August 28, 1897

1897-05-15Tommy West10-4-5
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO520
Police Stoppage (Syracuse Standard).
1897-03-27Dick O'Brien16-5-5
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALTKO7
1897-02-20Con Doyle3-2-2
Polo A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS2020
1896-11-09Rube Ferns6-0-0
Galena, Kansas, USAWKO3
1896-08-30Jim Ryan3-1-3
Kansas, USAWKO6
Bout took place near Kansas City, KS (Newark Daily Advocate).
1896-07-10Jim Ryan3-1-2
Covington, Kentucky, USADPTS2525
1896-03-26Scaldy Bill Quinn11-1-7
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1896-03-21Jim Butler0-2-0
Grand Central Palace, New York, New York, USAWTKO3
time: 0:45
1896-03-12Nick Burley28-4-3
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO7
1896-03-01Owen Harney0-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO44
(Brooklyn Eagle), 3/13/1896
1896-02-27Joe Harmon5-4-1
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS1010
1896-01-30Joe Curley0-0-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS44
1896-01-12Dick Moore44-10-12
Kansas City, Kansas, USAWKO4
Bout took place in a barn near Kansas City, KS (Daily Huronite).
1895-12-02Dick Moore44-10-12
Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USANCNC12
Police Stoppage. Both men were arrested. Purtell was ahead at the time of the stoppage (Davenport Daily Leader).
1895-05-12Jack Larney
Big Stranger creek, Leavenworth, Kansas, USAWKO525
Larney down once in the 2nd round and twice in the 5th.
Non-local sources (wire) gave weights as 140 and 175, Kansas City Star reported 142 and 168 pounds.

1895-03-20John Lawson
Galena, Kansas, USAWKO22
1894-12-07Bill Mahan4-7-1
Central theatre, Denver, Colorado, USALRTD21
1894-05-01Bobby Dobbs33-6-7
Duluth, Minnesota, USADPTS66
Jim Purtell?
1894-01-08Martin L Darkin
Athletic Club, Leavenworth, Kansas, USAWKO215
(As reported by Saginaw (Mich.) Globe, 1/11/1894)
1893-08-01Bobby Dobbs28-6-7
West Superior, Wisconsin, USALKO6
Exact date unknown.
1893-01-24Jim Barron11-3-1
California A.C., San Francisco, California, USALKO720
1891-07-12Oscar Conners
Knights of Labor Hall, Leadville, Colorado, USAWKO2
Purtell was much the stronger and classier fighter.--(Leadville Daily Chronicle), 7/13/1891
1891-02-08Billy Holeman
Armory Hall, Leadville, Colorado, USAWKO24
referee: TF Dunn
1890-09-05Frank Cunningham
Silverton, Colorado, USAWTKO2


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