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Tommy Sullivan
Global ID63366
sexmale
birthdate 1881-02-27
death date 1967-04-06 (86)
divisionfeatherweight
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
aliasBrooklyn Tommy Sullivan
country USA
residenceBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth placeBrooklyn, New York, USA
birth nameThomas F. Sullivan
won 74 (KO 32) + lost 27 (KO 8) + drawn 27 = 130
rounds boxed 1274
Newspaper Decisions won 2 : lost : drawn 1
rounds boxed 20
Total Bouts 133 KO% 24.06
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1913-05-23Young Kid Hussey0-0-1
Monroe, Washington, USALKO14
Reported as being the Tommy Sullivan of Brooklyn, NY. "He, himself, and some friends had been telling how bad a man he was and how quickly he would 'get' Hussey and the local boy was looking out for him... Sullivan has been in the ring with some of the best known fighters in the country during his long career as a fighter, and he said that none of them had a harder punch than Hussey." Monroe Monitor
1912-04-08Tommy Dixon9-12-9
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWNWS88
Sullivan won the newspaper decision (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette).
1912-04-03Tommy Dixon9-12-9
Saint Louis, Missouri, USANCND88
1909-03-19Phil Knight6-1-1
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWDQ310
1909-03-13Kid Taylor0-0-1
Memphis, Tennessee, USADPTS88
1908-12-16Jimmy McNeil
Little Rock, Arkansas, USAWKO3
McNeil is billed as the Australian Featherweight Champion.
1908-06-06Jim Donovan0-2-0
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Sullivan was floored four times in round five, but won all other rounds and got the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. The Philadelphia Record had it as a draw.
1908-04-30Abe Attell48-4-13
Coliseum, San Francisco, California, USALTKO420
Match made at 123 and Featherweight limit was 122 lbs. Neither fighter made the agreed-to 123-lbs and weight moved to 126lbs for Sullivan.
Police Captain Anderson stepped into the ring and instructed Referee Alvie King to stop the one-sided affair after Sullivan had been knocked down three times.

1907-12-14Jack Moran3-1-1
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1907-10-22Sammy Jones
Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO4
1907-10-02Fred Harris
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1907-09-21Abe Attell44-4-10
Physical Culture Farm, Alton, Illinois, USADPTS88
1907-08-18Solly Enstein
Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO5
1907-08-14Joe Wagner9-9-4
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USALKO26
1906-10-12Arizona Kid0-1-0
Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO3
1906-08-20Harry Ames
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1905-07-12Joe Sherlock5-8-3
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALDQ2
1905-03-20Hugh McPadden17-5-9
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS1212
1905-01-18Eddie Toy6-6-6
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS2020
1904-10-13Abe Attell27-3-7
West End Athletic Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO520
World Featherweight Title, 124 lbs
Attell claimned a foul, which was disallowed after a medical examination

1904-04-25Austin Rice41-22-51
Portland, Oregon, USAWPTS55
1904-03-10Danny McMahon7-8-7
Jackson, Michigan, USAWKO6
1903-10-07Clarence Forbes58-10-20
Omaha, Nebraska, USAWKO5
1903-10-02Kid Herman24-6-13
Kansas City, Missouri, USAWPTS2020
1903-08-14Billy Cook1-1-0
Woodman Hall, Terril, Iowa, USADPTS1010
referee: Moss Mason | judge: Jim Chapman | judge: Joe ONeil
1903-07-28Billy Cook0-1-0
Opera House, Ayrshire, Iowa, USALPTS1010
Tommy Sullivan of Brooklyn was the better boxer the decision was considered a farce (Ayshire Chronicle as reported in teh July 31, 1903 Terril Tribune).
1903-07-09Tommy Feltz48-12-20
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS2020
Sullivan's record lists this bout as occurring April 30, 1903.
1903-06-06Fred McKenzie
Hammond, Indiana, USAWKO4
1903-05-28Tommy Feltz46-12-20
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALDQ11
Sullivan's record incorrectly lists this bout as occurring June 4, 1903.
1903-04-23Clarence Forbes57-6-20
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS2020
Referee Fisher.
1903-04-08Eddie Rock0-1-0
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1903-02-20Clarence English4-0-0
Chicago, Illinois, USALKO3
1903-01-22Hugh McPadden16-4-7
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALTKO820
As Hugh McFadden of Brooklyn (Oshkosh Daily Northwestern).
1902-12-31Eddie Toy6-3-6
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS2020
1902-11-20Jack McClelland37-4-16
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALKO1212
From the Pittsburgh Press: "During the fight last night McClelland really knocked out two men- Sullivan and one of his seconds who, when Tommy was staggering, ran along one side of the ring and applied cold water to Sullivan's face. McClelland took a punch at him and sent him reeling."
1902-10-23Joe Sherlock3-5-2
West End Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALDQ220
Confirmed (newspaper). 7-12-1905 date '43 RRB is in error.
1902-09-25Kid Herman21-3-10
Chicago, Illinois, USALKO26
1902-09-11Kid Farmer10-0-0
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS88
referee: Harry Sharpe
1902-05-29Eddie Santry29-9-7
West End A.C., Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO320
1902-05-14Barney Abel2-5-7
West End Boxing Club, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALKO14
1902-04-20Ole Olsen34-14-19
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-04-18Eddie Santry29-9-6
Wabash A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USANCNC3
Santry claimed he had been kneed in the groin, and the doctor concurred. (The Los Angeles Times)
1902-04-14Eddie Santry28-9-6
Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ3
1902-03-21Eddie Sprague6-5-5
Wabash A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO36
referee: Malachy Hogan
1902-03-02Kid Herman20-2-10
Chicago, Illinois, USALDQ2
1902-02-15Clarence Forbes45-3-18
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWPTS2020
Confirmed sources indicate that Forbes fought Finucane on this date so this needs further research
1902-01-31Kid Broad18-10-14
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1902-01-21Danny McMahon7-6-5
Jackson, Michigan, USAWTKO520
1902-01-13Ole Olsen33-13-18
American A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-01-08Jack O'Keefe5-5-8
Saint Louis, Missouri, USALPTS2020
1901-12-27Tommy Mowatt6-7-1
Columbia A.C., Jackson, Michigan, USAWPTS1515
1901-11-30Barney Abel1-5-3
Arbutus Club, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
referee: Eddie Santry
Pre-arranged draw. Sullivan had the better of it (Chicago Tribune).
1901-06-20Austin Rice29-11-33
Lowell, Massachusetts, USALPTS1111
1901-05-20Jack Hamilton14-14-21
Paterson, New Jersey, USADPTS2020
1901-04-26Patsy Broderick17-14-12
New Century A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USAWTKO910
1901-04-19Billy Gardner15-2-9
Lowell, Massachusetts, USALPTS1111
1901-04-04Dave O'Connor3-8-4
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1901-03-26Austin Rice27-11-30
New London, Connecticut, USADPTS2020
1901-03-11Billy Barrett21-11-16
New Britain, Connecticut, USAWDQ520
1901-03-10Dave O'Connor3-7-4
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWKO8
1901-02-26Austin Rice26-11-30
New London, Connecticut, USALPTS1616
1901-02-18Joe Bernstein16-12-20
Casino, New Britain, Connecticut, USAWDQ6
1901-01-02Patsy Broderick16-13-12
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO5
1900-12-20Austin Rice22-11-27
Waterbury, Connecticut, USADPTS1212
Exact date unknown.
1900-12-07Billy Ryan16-6-11
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1900-11-23Buddy Ryan7-2-4
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1900-11-01Tommy Mowatt0-3-1
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1900-10-19Benny Yanger21-0-6
Illinois A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1900-09-17Andy Daly8-7-7
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWDQ1220
(Boston Globe)
1900-09-11Buddy Ryan6-2-3
Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
1900-08-18Johnny Burns1-5-2
Brooklyn, New York, USADPTS2020
1900-07-31George Dixon56-7-27
Seaside A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO725
"The one time invincible George Dixon succumbed to Tommy Sullivan, of Brooklyn, at Coney Island tonight. The end came as the men shaped up for the seventh round, when Tom O'Rourke admitted defeat for his man, and claiming his left arm was disabled, refused to permit him to continue. Dixon was getting all the worst of it. Sullivan was willing to mix it up on the slightest provocation and the consensus of opinion was that Dixon was well beaten." (Durango Democrat)
1900-07-09Lew Meyers5-5-1
Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO1
1900-06-16Jack Hamilton11-11-17
Gravesend A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS2020
1900-05-30Johnny Ritchie9-4-7
Paterson, New Jersey, USAWPTS1515
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