Tommy Spider Kelly
Global ID75637
birthdate 1867-09-06
death date 1927-01-04 (59)
aliasThe Harlem Spider
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
birth placeNew York, New York, USA
won 9 (KO 6) + lost 11 (KO 4) + drawn 10 = 31
rounds boxed 248 KO% 19.35

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1901-10-14Kid Goodman24-2-10
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS66
1901-08-02Kid Goodman22-2-9
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USADPTS2020
1900-11-06Kid Goodman17-2-4
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
Not sure if correct Tommy Kelly.
1900-10-02Kid Goodman15-0-3
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USADPTS2020
1900-05-14Barney Abel0-4-2
Netherwood Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS66
Date unknown;Was in May 1900; UPDATE: Bout between Kid Abel and Ed Kelly, NOT Tommy Spider Kelly, was scheduled for 05/14/1900 at Netherwood Hall in Chicago. Could not find result in next day paper. Source:Chicago Tribune
1897-01-25Fred Mayo3-0-3
Union Park A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS1010
Fighter not Hoboken Tommy Kelly as previously displayed. Fought at 114lbs. Source: Washington Post
1896-11-15Hugh McDonough
Union Hill, New Jersey, USADPTS77
Kelly had the better of it and severely punished McDonough. After McDonough committed three fouls in the 7th round, Kelly's seconds stopped the fight. The referee left the ring without making a decision, but it was mutually agreed to be a draw. Baltimore Sun
1896-07-20Jack Burns
Caledonian A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1
Results from the Philadelphia Record.
1896-04-25Casper Leon21-3-3
New York A.C., New York, New York, USALPTS88
Fought at 110lbs and decision went to Leon. Boston Globe
1896-03-07Billy Weldon0-1-0
near New York, New York, USAWKO3
1895-05-23King Tutty0-1-2
Olympic A.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, USALPTS1010
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1895-01-03Frank Brierley0-0-1
Suffolk A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS66
referee: Spencer Williams
Brierly is reported as the Irish Champion.
1894-02-17Tim Murphy4-2-1
Lenox Lyceum, New York, New York, USALPTS44
1893-12-30Tim Murphy3-2-1
New York A.C., New York, New York, USALSD66
referee: Benjamin J. WIlliams | judge: Arthur Moore | judge: J.M. Motley
1893-02-10Maxie Haugh1-0-0
Buffalo A.C., Buffalo, New York, USALKO1
1892-09-24Tim Murphy0-0-0
New York, New York, USALKO4
American Bantamweight Title
The bout did not take place on this date. They were scheduled to appear before the Manhattan A.C., but Murphy forfeited claiming that Kelly was too heavy. NY World

1892-07-25Torpedo Billy Murphy66-20-9
New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1892-07-15Eddie Avery3-2-1
New York, New York, USANCND6
This may have been an exhibition bout
1892-05-09Billy Plimmer12-1-1
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO10
referee: Al Smith
Billed World 108lbs title
Promoted by Coney Isalnd AC at "old West End casino"
A finish fight
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2003

1891-01-19Frank Donovan1-3-0
Knickerbocker Garden, Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: James Darrell
This was a sparring match with large gloves. Bout is for "scientific points." Police Captain Hayes was present to make sure no slugging was done. The first blow was not struck until the third round when Kelly landed lightly on the mouth. The next five rounds were "absorbed in fanning the air" until Kelly landed several stinging blows. The Captain halted the bout at that point, but was persuaded to let them finish the ten rounds and the referee awarded the contest to Kelly. Source: The Evening Journal (Hoboken, NJ).
1890-06-26Benny Murphy
New York, New York, USAWTKO3
referee: Dominick McCaffrey
Kelly slightly over the 105 contract weight; 2-oz gloves used; newspapers reported venue of "Centerport, LI" but actually took place on second floor of at 12 Mark's Place
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1890-01-31Chappie Moran2-1-0
Easton, Pennsylvania, USAWKO10
Billed American 105lbs title but Kelly overweight
Fought "near the border between New York and Pennsylvania" according to Easton Free Press. Moran was down in the 2nd round, Kelly in the 10th.

1889-06-05Chappie Moran1-1-0
Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS1010
World Bantamweight Title
1889-05-28Harry Walton0-1-0
CribbAC, Troy, New York, USAWTKO15
Billed American 110lbs title
"Fought a prize fight with skin-tight gloves for a purse of $500 in this city to-night. The men entered the ring at twelve o'clock. After 15 rounds Walton refused to fight, saying he was in no condition. The fight was given to Kelly."- Buffalo Express

1888-12-24Cal McCarthy5-0-1
New York, New York, USADPTS88
American Bantamweight Title
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1888-10-12Eugene Hornbacher0-1-1
Blissville, New York, USADPTS15
Hornbacher referred to as ex-champion; Referee halts fight that was scheduled as a finish fight -- uncertain if this was a MQ fight
1888-06-05Chappie Moran
Hoboken, New Jersey, USAWPTS44
Many recognize as for the World Bantamweight Title
1888-05-10George Dixon6-0-2
Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS97
Scheduled seven round spar allowed to run nine rounds because of interest.
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1888-04-13Mike Kelly
Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS77
1887-10-24Hughie Boyle0-1-0
Glouster, New York, USALKO8
Boyle claims World Bantamweight Title
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1887-04-05Larry Boylan
New York, New York, USAWKO7
referee: Jack Ellingsworth
Fought with 2oz gloves for a purse of $150. Kelly knocked his man senseless in the seventh round. Brooklyn Eagle


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