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Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
Global ID10817
sexmale
birthdate 1878-01-17
death date 1942-11-12 (64)
divisionlight heavyweight
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
aliasJames Francis Hagen
country USA
residencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
won 92 (KO 56) + lost 8 (KO 5) + drawn 14 = 118
rounds boxed 757
Newspaper Decisions won 56 : lost 9 : drawn 11
rounds boxed 457
Total Bouts 194 KO% 28.87
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1903-03-19Billy Payne33-22-25
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
(Philadelphia Inquirer) The Philadelphia Item had the same result.
1903-03-09Jim Jeffords11-8-1
Masonic Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
referee: Yock Henniger
Results from the Pittsburgh Press.
1903-03-05Jack Butler3-9-2
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Butler "stayed the six rounds he and O'Brien were scheduled to go but made no effort to fight and O'Brien had little opportunity to show what he could do. He made a punching bag of the Brooklyn man battering him all around the ring and tried hard to put him out, but could not place the proper punch. Butler did not land a dozen blows." Daily Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, PA)
1903-02-26Al Weinig22-15-3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
O`Brien knocked Weinig down 7 times.
1903-01-08Joe Grim13-3-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Grim "took a severe drubbing." (Trenton Times) "O'Brien broke a knuckle on his right hand." Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This program drew the largest house of any ever held at the Broadway, at least until that time.
1903-01-01Al Weinig22-13-3
International A.C., Fort Erie, Ontario, CanadaWKO1220
referee: Eddie McBride
Friday, January 2, 1903 Paper: Buffalo Courier
1902-12-18Jimmy Watts12-11-5
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO46
O`Brien knocked Watts down 13 times.
1902-12-15Charlie McKeever26-14-8
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
"O'Brien appeared to be in better condition than his opponent and was fresher at the finish. He floored McKeever in the third round and the latter remained down seven seconds. McKeever was the aggressor throughout the bout, but he received much more punishment than O'Brien. The bout was considered a good one. (Daily Northwestern)
1902-11-19Marvin Hart18-2-0
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
The Philadelphia Item gave the newspaper decision to O'Brien. Hart was down and nearly out in round five but came gack to floor O'Brien in round six.
1902-10-30Peter Maher124-9-4
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
O'Brien again outboxed Peter Maher in a "lively" six-rounder. From the Philadelphia Item.
1902-10-23Jim Jeffords11-8-1
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
According to the Philadelphia Item, O'Brien had much the best of this fight. Jeffords's height was stated to be 6 feet 4 inches.
1902-10-03Peter Maher124-9-4
Ariel A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: Jack Fogarty
O'Brien won the newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Item. Maher was beaten badly.
1902-09-29Joe Choynski52-12-5
America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-09-12Billy Stift30-15-12
Apollo Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-07-29Jack Lewis11-12-14
Mount Clemens, Michigan, USAWKO1
1902-06-30Jim Driscoll4-3-6
America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-06-30Jack Beauscholte6-8-4
America A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1902-06-20Yank Kenny9-14-1
Globe Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO36
From the Philadelphia Item.
1902-06-16Jack Bonner43-14-17
Paterson, New Jersey, USADNWS66
This bout was a "pre-arranged draw"
1902-06-12George Cole27-9-6
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from both the Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Record. O'Brien handed Cole a bad licking.
1902-06-06Al Neill16-2-7
Wabash A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO36
1902-06-02Charlie McKeever26-13-8
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
From the Philadelphia Item. O'Brien made a quick knockout victim of McKeever.
1902-05-23Jack Bonner43-14-17
Golden Gate A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
O'Brien decisively ywon the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-05-10Tom Lenihan1-3-0
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO23
This was the first of two fights on this date for O'Brien.
1902-05-10Jack Williams6-5-3
Central A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS33
O'Brien fought twice on this night. Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item.
1902-05-03George Cole26-8-6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO46
Result is from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-04-28Young Peter Jackson50-8-14
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
"In the matter of hitting Jackson had a little the better of it, there being more power behind his blows. He, however, failed to land on a vital spot and O'Brien's cleverness more than offset the heavy punches of his adversary." (Durango Democrat)
1902-04-11Joe Walcott74-9-10
Industrial A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
From the Philadelphia Item, according to which O'Brien badly beat Walcott.
1902-04-01Charlie McKeever26-12-8
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
From the Philadelphia Record. O'Brien handed McKeever a licking.
1902-03-26Jack McCann0-0-1
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWKO26
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher O'Brien fought two exhibitions on this date.
1902-03-26 Mahoney
Bijou Theater, Reading, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO3
O'Brien fought two opponents on this night. Mahoney was the first. Reading Eagle
1902-03-20Rufus Graham3-1-0
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
"The bout, whch was a very tame one, was in every way in O'Brien's favor." (Nebraska State Journal) the Philadelphia Item made the same comment.
1902-03-19Ed Denfass8-1-0
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO56
Result from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-03-10Charlie McKeever26-12-8
Washington A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
referee: William H. Rocap
After being knocked down in the first round, "O'Brien pulled himself together and during the remaining five rounds had clearly the better of the go." (Frederick News)
1902-03-03Andy Walsh17-8-8
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO36
1902-02-01Yank Kenny9-12-1
West Hartlepool, County Durham, United KingdomWDQ5
1902-01-27Charlie McKeever26-11-8
The Country AC, Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWDQ315x3
referee: Jack Haggarty
Billed World 154lbs Middleweight title
O'Brien overweight and paid Forfeit
Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 28 January 1902

1902-01-20Pat McDonald
Gymnasium,Charing Cross, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO2
1902-01-18Yank Kenny9-11-1
Waverley Market, Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomWTKO4
Billed as an exhibition and O'Brien's opponent was Yank Kenny of New York...Re Scotsman 20 Jan 1902
1901-12-12Yank Kenny9-10-1
Coronation Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWDQ1215x3
Billed English Middleweight Title
Gloucester Citizen - Friday 13 December 1901

1901-11-18Frank Craig40-18-3
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWDQ720x3
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 19 November 1901
1901-11-07Jack Scales10-5-0
Liverpool Gym Club, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO120x3
Evening Telegraph - Friday 08 November 1901
1901-09-30Harry Smith0-2-0
Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWKO3
1901-09-30Andrew Cock Robin0-1-0
Leeds, Yorkshire, United KingdomWKO3
O`Brien fought Smith and Robin on the same day.
1901-09-23Jack McDonald1-4-0
Coronation Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO1
1901-09-23Jasper White1-2-1
Coronation Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO2
O`Brien fought McDonald and White on the same day.
1901-09-03Mike Lynch
West Hartlepool, County Durham, United KingdomWKO3
1901-08-19Dido Plumb28-4-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO615x3
referee: Ed Plummer
Billed World 154lbs Middleweight title. For £200 each and a £250 purse split 75/25 in favour of the winner. BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2005
1901-08-03Jack Scales9-4-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWTKO6
1901-06-25Harry Newmier4-3-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO620x3
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 26 June 1901
1901-05-20George Chrisp24-8-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO1120x3
referee: George Dunning
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 21 May 1901
1901-03-24Big Bourbon
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, FranceWTKO9
1901-03-20Lachie Thompson10-15-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWKO220x3
time: 2:00 | referee: George Dunning
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Thursday 21 March 1901
1901-02-25Harry Smith0-1-0
Ginnetts Circus, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomWTKO3
1900-11-12Jimmy Handler23-10-4
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO66
O'Brien stopped Handler in a rematch for the two men; result from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-11-06Billy Payne27-15-19
Star Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND66
1900-10-29Jimmy Handler23-10-4
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision according to the Philadelphia Item. Handler floored O'Brien in round one.
1900-10-15Tommy West27-6-8
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
"Although there was no decision, O'Brien had clearly the better of the bout." (Nebraska State Journal)
1900-10-08George Cole21-5-5
Trenton A.C., Trenton, New Jersey, USAWDQ1020
According to the Philadelphia Item, O'Brien beat Cole badly and George fouled Jack intentionally. The match was made at 154 lbs.
1900-10-01Jack Bonner38-11-14
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
O'Brien was an easy winner (Philadelphia Item).
1900-09-21Andy Walsh16-8-7
Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from Philadelphia Item and Philadelphia Inquirer. It was an easy win for O'Brien.
1900-07-03Jim Adams1-2-1
Des Moines, Iowa, USADPTS66
1900-06-18Jim Adams1-2-1
Baseball Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USANCNC5
referee: Malachy Hogan
1900-06-14Jack Lewis10-9-13
Des Moines, Iowa, USAWKO7
1900-06-07Charley Bell2-0-0
Iowa City, Iowa, USAWKO2
1900-05-25Jack Mahoney1-0-3
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
referee: George Siler
1900-04-13Bob Long13-5-1
Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1900-02-14Young Peter Jackson32-3-6
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USALKO1320
referee: Jack Kitchen
1900-01-05Al Neill3-0-1
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USADPTS1515
referee: Hiram Cook
Police intervened; Neill was in distress; The referee declared a "Draw" verdict.
1899-09-15Tom Tracey18-13-6
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
referee: Malachy Hogan
1899-08-29Billy Murray1-3-0
Auditorium for fistic carnival, Dubuque, Iowa, USAWKO3
1899-08-04Tom McCune5-8-4
Jack Leonard's Club, Clinton, Iowa, USAWKO12
1899-07-21Shorty Ahearn7-6-6
Dearborn A.C., Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
1899-06-30Walter Nolan6-6-5
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO4
1899-06-23Kid Baxter2-3-0
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS66
referee: Joe Choynski
Chicago Daily Tribune.
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