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Mike Donovan
Global ID88547
sexmale
birthdate 1847-09-27
death date 1918-03-24 (70)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
aliasProfessor
country USA
residence
birth placeChicago, Illinois, USA
won 21 (KO 2) + lost 3 (KO 0) + drawn 7 = 32
rounds boxed 172 KO% 6.25
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1896-12-14Jem Mace1-1-0
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USADPTS44
referee: Parson Davies
Donovan was nearly 50 and Mace was 65 (Hornellsville Weekly Tribune).
1891-05-04W C McClellan3-4-1
Eighth-Street Theatre, New York, New York, USAWKO14
time: 0:40
Results from the World (NY); attrib William McClellan
1891-05-01W C McClellan3-3-1
New York, New York, USAWPTS?
time: 0:48
Exact date unknown.
1888-11-15Nonpareil Jack Dempsey48-1-9
Palace Rink, Williamsburg, New York, USADPTS66
referee: Billy O'Brien
1886-01-15Nonpareil Jack Dempsey23-0-7
Germania Assembly Rooms, New York, New York, USALPTS44
1884-10-17Walter Watson2-2-0
Turn Hall, New York, New York, USAWPTS76
The referee was unable to make a decision after 6 rounds, so they fought an extra round. Donovan won the decision and the position of Boxing Instructor for the New York Athletic Club.
1884-10-06Jack Welsh0-2-0
Clark's Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS44
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the bout consisted of 4 rounds. The Evening Critic (Washington, DC) claimed it consisted of 5 rounds.
1883-08-25Jack Davis
American Institute Rink, New York, New York, USANCNC1
time: 2:51 | referee: Harry Hill
Police stopped the fight (New York Times).
1881-09-01George Burke
New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Burke in 4 rounds under the Marquis of Queensbury Rules. Exact date unknown.
1881-08-01Jack Bubbles Davis
New York, New York, USADPTS?
Donovan and Davis had the bout called a draw when the police intervened. Exact date unknown.
1881-03-01George Rooke0-2-0
New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Rooke in 2 rounds, police intervened. Exact date unknown.
1880-12-01Edward McGlenchy0-1-1
New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated McGlenchy in 3 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1880-11-01Edward McGlenchy0-0-1
Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated McGlenchy in 3 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1880-10-01Edward McGlenchy
Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS55
Exact date unknown.
1879-08-18W C McClellan3-1-0
Platts Hall, San Francisco, California, USADPTS94
referee: William Barnes
Donovan and McClellan fought to a 94 round draw lasting 3 hrs. and 45 minutes.
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1879-03-01George Deacon Smith
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Smith in 3 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1878-08-10George Crockett
San Francisco, California, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Crockett in 2 rounds lasting 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Exact date unknown.
1878-08-01Billy Costello
Virginia City, Nevada, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Costello in 2 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1878-05-18W C McClellan3-0-0
Colonel Monstery's Fencing Aca, New York, New York, USAWDQ7
referee: Billy Borst
Donovan defeated McClellan in 7 rounds, lasting 17 minutes and fought under special rules. McClellan's seconds claimed a foul. Ref didn't allow the claim and DQ'd McClellan when his seconds didn't allow him to leave his corner.
The Boxing Yearbook 2000

1878-04-06W C McClellan2-0-0
Masonic Hall, New York, New York, USALDQ16
American Middleweight Title
Gloved fight, Marquis of Queensberry rules. Donovan was warned by the referee in each round following the 12th for not obeying his orders to 'break' quickly enough, or hitting after the 'break'. Previous to the 16th round the referee gave Donovan the last warning. In the last round the referee again ordered them to break apart, McClellan lowered his hands and stepped back, when Donovan hit him three times and was disqualified. Previous to that Donovan was clearly having the better of the fight. (NY Herald)

1878-04-01W C McClellan1-0-0
San Francisco, California, USALDQ14
Middleweight Championship of America-55 minutes. Exact date unknown.
1877-03-01Dick Liston
Troy, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Liston in this 5 round, gloved, bout under Prize Ring Rules. Exact date unknown.
1874-06-01Charley Burke
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS44
Donovan and Burke fought to a 4 round draw in this gloved bout. Exact date unknown.
1873-06-01Jimmy Murray
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS?
Donovan and Murray fought to a draw, 44 rounds, lasting 1 hr. and 5 min. ending when the police intervened. Exact date unknown.
1872-09-01Byron McNeill
Harry Hill's, New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated McNeill in 3 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1872-06-01Jack Lawrence
WPTS?
Donovan defeated Lawrence in 2 rounds. Exact date and location unknown.
1872-03-01Teddy Neary
Harry Hill's, New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Neary in this gloved bout in 3 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1872-02-01Sam Jordan
Harry Hill's, New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Jordan in this gloved bout in 3 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1872-01-01Jack Curtin
Harry Hill's, New York, New York, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated Curtin in this gloved bout in 2 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1869-07-04John Shanssey
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USAWPTS?
Reports state this bout took place near Cheyenne, "at the end of the track" as entertainment for the railroad gang. Shanssey was beaten so badly he never fought again. Wyatt Earp has been mentioned as the referee.
1867-06-01Pat McDermott
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS?
Donovan defeated McDermott in 4 rounds. Exact date unknown.
1866-09-01Patsy Curtin
Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO5
This gloved bout took place at Canterbury Hall. Exact date unknown.

 
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