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Tommy O'Brien
Global ID96344
sexmale
birthdate 1898-09-18
death date 1951-06-14 (52)
divisionlightweight
height5′ 8½″   /   174cm
reach72″   /   183cm
aliasThomas Bruce O'Brien/Parish
country USA
residenceLos Angeles, California, USA
birth placeWaxahachie, Texas, USA
birth nameBruce Parish
won 71 (KO 27) + lost 33 (KO 6) + drawn 15 = 123
rounds boxed 782
Newspaper Decisions won 5 : lost 4 : drawn 4
rounds boxed 124
Total Bouts 136 KO% 19.85
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1930-08-12Larry Murphy41-29-28
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USALDQ810
referee: Frank Manfredo
Murphy was hit in the groin with several low blows.
1930-07-08Mission Bolo6-14-4
Ryan's Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWKO16
time: 0:32 | referee: Frank Manfredo
O'Brien claimed to be the Irish Welterweight Champion.
1929-10-21Young Eiler
Louisville, Kentucky, USALNWS88
O'Brien reportedly is from Los Angeles. Seattle Daily Times
1929-08-08Tuffy Graham0-0-0
Pla-Mor Auditorium, Pampa, Texas, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Pampa Daily News, which reported O'Brien as being from Los Angeles.
1929-05-13Manuel Quintero62-4-8
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALTKO510
referee: Jimmy Moran
1929-04-16Hershie Wilson16-5-1
Arcadia Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1929-04-05Happy Branch2-0-0
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO36
O'Brien was reported to be from Los Angeles.
1929-03-15Jack Monroe6-2-1
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from Indianapolis News
1929-03-10Young Harry Wills33-7-6
Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City, PanamaDPTS1515
From the Panama Star & Herald. The semifinal fight, which involved Kid Uzcudun, was cancelled.
1929-03-08Honey Boy Brown
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO68
1929-02-22Jimmy Ryan3-4-1
Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre, Panama City, PanamaWTKO810
From the Panama Star & Herald. O'Brien had been a soldier at Fort Clayton in recent months. Having now left the army he had returned to the ring.
1929-02-15Ed Provence1-0-0
Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAWKO46
1928-08-23Johnny Kid Blair48-51-31
Orange Belt A.C., San Bernardino, California, USAWTKO810
referee: Steve Nyland
1928-07-27Jimmy Carter13-10-3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Freddie Gilmore
This was a listless bout in which Carter was down in the tenth round.
1928-06-20Jimmy Carter12-10-3
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USALDQ710
1928-06-12Bobby LaSalle17-10-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1928-06-08Tuffy Griffiths27-1-1
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
1928-05-29Johnny Adams85-25-22
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USAWKO310
1928-04-20Ad Ruiz31-10-9
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALPTS1010
O'Brien is a veteran Los Angeles lightweight. Spokane Spokesman-Review
1928-03-23Tuffy Griffiths24-1-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS55
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1927-12-30Jimmy Cottrell19-18-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO910
1927-12-16Vince Dundee47-1-8
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Freddie Gilmore
1927-11-10Arizona Joe Rivers24-25-12
Culver City, California, USAWTKO4
1927-10-27Young Firpo5-4-1
Culver City, California, USAWPTS1010
This Young Firpo was billed as a Mexican
1927-06-21Baby Joe Gans40-3-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO110
time: 2:07 | referee: Harry Lee
1927-05-20Young Gonzalez5-5-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALDQ810
referee: Freddie Gilmore
1927-05-03Dick Hoppe45-24-24
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
O'Brien scored two knockdowns in the seventh round. (Correct Tommy O'Brien uncertain.)
1927-04-01Russell Whalen11-4-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USALDQ610
referee: George Randolph
1927-03-22Baby Joe Gans36-2-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1927-03-04Charlie Feraci52-13-5
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy McMahon
1926-11-09Johnny Adams68-20-19
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1926-08-27Paul Demsky53-18-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1926-08-04Tod Morgan56-6-19
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
Morgan "was in retreat all the way and failed to take the offensive once during the entire distance." (AP)
1926-07-23Jack Sparr53-17-35
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
O'Brien laid an unmerciful beating on Sparr.
1926-06-23Johnny Adams67-18-19
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1926-05-26Ace Hudkins35-8-10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
1926-05-05Jack Sparr51-16-34
Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington, California, USADPTS?
Number of rounds unknown.
1926-04-02Frankie Schaeffer4-6-0
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO610
referee: Freddie Gilmore
1926-03-16Frankie Farren72-33-33
Civic Auditorium, Fresno, California, USAWKO410
time: 1:36 | referee: Eddie White
Pacific Coast Lightweight Title
O'Brien's claim

1926-03-05Tommy Cello54-18-22
Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California, USAWPTS1010
1926-02-17Ace Hudkins33-6-10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-12-23Lou Paluso45-15-23
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
referee: Leo Shea
1925-12-04Billy Alger41-15-23
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-11-25Lou Paluso45-15-21
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USADPTS1010
O'Brien was outboxed in the early rounds but staged a rally. Verdict unpopular with the crowd, who thought Paluso deserved the win, although ringside boxing men thought it fair.
1925-10-16Teddy O'Hara40-32-28
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO810
O'Hara's corner threw in the towel after he was knocked down for the 2nd time in the 8th round.
1925-10-02Joe Schlocker13-7-5
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWTKO810
Schlocker's seconds threw in the towel after he had been knocked down twice.
1925-09-25Sammy Santos30-21-11
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWPTS1010
referee: Steve Nyland
1925-08-12Tommy Cello52-17-20
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALPTS1010
1925-06-30Phil Salvadore42-30-16
Arena, Vernon, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-06-06Ace Hudkins29-4-8
Ascot Park, Los Angeles, California, USAWDQ510
referee: Toby Irwin
1925-04-15Pal Moran42-25-10
Manhattan S.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1925-02-23George KO Chaney101-19-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO610
time: 1:02
Elimination bout for the Vacant World Lightweight Title
Chaney, "aged in ring service," was floored once in the fifth and three times in the sixth. O'Brien sustained a broken right hand. New York Times

1925-01-09Jack Bernstein40-10-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1925-01-01Eddie Wagner28-8-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
(Boston Globe)
1924-12-22Ray Mitchell12-9-1
Clermont Avenue Rink, Brooklyn, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-12-09Eddie Wagner28-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-11-06Kid Locke3-9-1
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO3
The Squared Circle, Boxing & Wrestling News
1924-10-20Willie Herman34-6-12
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWTKO8
1924-10-10Cuddy DeMarco23-3-5
State Armory, Waterbury, Connecticut, USAWPTS1212
1924-10-01Billy Gilmore1-0-1
Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO8
1924-08-28Cuddy DeMarco22-1-5
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-07-07Johnny Reisler15-13-10
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-06-24Basil Galiano35-5-5
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
O'Brien was knocked down three times, Galiano once

1924-06-09Pete August24-5-4
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO9
1924-04-02Pep O'Brien13-5-1
Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1924-02-22Charlie O'Connell24-4-1
Convention Hall, Rochester, New York, USALPTS1212
1924-01-11Dave Webber15-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1923-09-08Elino Flores35-8-9
Hawthorne Race Course, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO210
1923-08-08Johnny Datto18-7-18
USAWTD44
Exact date in 1923 & location unknown. Correct Tommy O'Brien uncertain. Source: 1927 Datto exhibit card
1923-07-16Sailor Pacilio13-6-5
East Chicago, Indiana, USAWTKO910
1923-04-19Ever Hammer33-15-12
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
(Chicago Tribune)
1923-03-23Joe Jawson5-11-2
Arena Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision provided by the Milwaukee Journal.
1923-01-16Johnny Schauer7-11-6
Castle Ice Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1922-12-29Johnny Dundee65-9-18
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALNWS1010
Newspaper decision from the Milwaukee Journal
1922-11-24Clyde Jeakle10-4-1
U.S.S. Commodore, Chicago, Illinois, USAWNWS1010
O'Brien won the newspaper decision. (Newark Advocate)
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