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Steve O'Donnell
Global ID40141
sexmale
birthdate 1866-04-20
death date 1925-09-06 (59)
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 0½″   /   184cm
country Australia
residenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
birth placeSydney, New South Wales, Australia
won 23 (KO 19) + lost 10 (KO 7) + drawn 8 = 64
rounds boxed 323
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost 3 : drawn 1
rounds boxed 22
Total Bouts 69 KO% 27.54
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1904-03-07Walter Johnson5-7-5
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USANCND88
1903-09-01Jack Twin Sullivan21-2-19
Hallowell, Maine, USADPTS66
1903-05-30Jim Kennedy4-0-0
Templar AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO3
This fight is considered a Fake
1902-07-01Charles Farrell0-1-0
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaDPTS44
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1900-07-06Peter Maher119-8-4
Broadway A.C., New York, New York, USALTKO125
time: 1:48 | referee: Charlie White
O'Donnell down 3 times
Referee White stopped the fight. Source NY Tribune.

1899-10-27Joe Choynski42-8-5
Star Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO66
"In the fifth O'Donnell went down twice, and the later was so clearly out of it that Choynski said to him 'stay down, stay down.' O'Donnell was unable to rise anyhow, and took his advice, and allowed himself to be counted out without attempting to rise. One more punch would have finished him if he had regained his feet. O'Donnell was badly beaten, both eyes being closed and lips cut." (Evening Star - Washington DC) UPDATE: The scene described here occurred in the 6th round, per Chicago Tribune but a wire report circulated across the continent stated it was the 5th round.
1899-10-20Jake Kilrain29-4-10
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWTKO515
referee: George Mantz
Kilrain was knocked down by a series of rights and left and then a final right on the jaw, and Al Herford, who was Kilrain's second, threw up the sponge. Kilrain was said to weigh in the neighbourhood of 205lbs.
1899-09-19Charles Kid McCoy63-5-8
Broadway A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO6
O'Donnell was bruised and bleeding when McCoy got through with him in the fifth round, but he was game and went on for the sixth. After two minutes and forty eight seconds of the round, McCoy, with several left and right hand swings to the jaw knocked him out. New York Times
1899-07-29Beech Ruble0-1-0
Tuckahoe, New York, USAWKO8
1898-04-19Tom (Stockings) Conroy4-2-0
Troy, New York, USALDQ17
referee: Jimmy Dime
1898-03-16Peter Maher111-5-3
Arena A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO16
referee: Walter H. Schlichter
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1897-09-23Charles Farrell
Gladiator A.C., Hartford, Connecticut, USAWTKO2
1897-06-17Alec Greggains6-2-4
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USAWKO8
1897-05-10Gus Ruhlin5-2-0
Akron, Ohio, USALPTS1010
1897-04-26Peter Maher109-5-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1897-04-23Tom Carey1-0-0
Waverly A.C., Yonkers, New York, USAWKO10
1897-03-05Dick Starkey
Westchester, New York, USAWKO1
1896-12-25Peter Maher106-5-2
Greater New York A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO1
referee: Aleck Brown
O'Donnell was down for four seconds, and on getting up was quickly put out by a left to the chin. Official time 1:30, but John J. Quinn, who was keeping time for Maher, claimed it ended in only 27 seconds.
1896-10-24Walter Johnson4-0-2
Art A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS44
1896-09-21Frank Slavin36-6-5
Maspeth, Queens, New York, USAWKO520
time: 1:35 | referee: Tim Hurst
1896-08-15J Cusick
Schenectady, New York, USAWKO320
The Sportsman
1896-05-25Charlie Mitchell27-3-11
Putney, London, United KingdomNCND33x3
1896-04-20Owen Sullivan5-5-2
National Sporting Club, Covent Garden, London, United KingdomWTKO1020x2
referee: Bernard J Angle
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, April 21, 1896
Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Tuesday, April 21, 1896

1896-02-27Jim Dwyer0-0-0
Manhattan A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO7
1896-01-09Charles Kid McCoy30-2-7
Grand Palace AC, New York, New York, USANCND44
Some sources report this bout was at New York, NY. with an "EX 4" verdict.
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher

1895-11-11Peter Maher102-4-2
Empire Athletic Club, Maspeth, Queens, New York, USALKO125
time: 1:03 | referee: Tim Hurst
World Heavyweight Title
As awarded by Jim Corbett on his "retirement"
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Thursday, November 21, 1895

1895-09-30Jim Dwyer
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USANCND33
1895-07-19Billy Woods6-2-0
Crystal Rink, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO15
1895-07-02Tom Burns0-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO3
1895-06-27Tom Burns0-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USANCND33
1895-05-06Jake Kilrain29-2-10
Sea Side A.C., Coney Island, New York, USAWTKO2125
time: 1:18 | referee: Tim Hurst
Acting on advice of local police, Referee Hurst ordered a halt after Kilrain staggered back to his feet.
1895-03-18Jake Kilrain29-2-9
Suffolk A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USADPTS88
1894-12-26Herman Bernau
Galveston, Texas, USAWTKO3
1894-02-19Billy Leedam0-1-0
Standard Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USANCND44
1893-11-08George Godfrey22-5-11
Metropole A.C., Providence, Rhode Island, USADPTS66
referee: Jess Brown
About this time sportswriters begin referring to 40-yr old Godfrey as Old George Godfrey.
1893-08-18Jack Cattanach1-1-0
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO4
1893-06-19Frank Craig11-5-3
Winter Circus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS44
1893-03-04Edward Starlight Rollins19-12-7
California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
referee: James Kennedy
1893-02-14Ned Ryan3-3-0
California Athletic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS1020
referee: Harry Cansdell
Australian heavyweight title
Police intervened
1892-09-16Black Chris Smithers0-1-0
Theatre Royal, Charters Towers, Queensland, AustraliaWKO3
1892-05-24Dick Barker2-0-0
Theatre Royal, Charters Towers, Queensland, AustraliaWKO3
Source Matt Donnellson The Irish Champion Peter Maher
1888-04-18Mick Dooley12-4-3
White Horse Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
The Sportsman
1888-02-11Richard Deerfoot Rose2-3-2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1888-01-31J McElhorne
Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaWKO44
1887-10-22Peter Jackson7-2-2
Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS33
1887-10-01Peter Jackson7-2-2
Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND33
1887-07-16Peter Jackson6-2-2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLNWS44
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 21 July 1887 P 4
1887-06-04Mick Dooley11-3-2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS66
referee: Jack Thompson
Dooley undertook to stop O'Donnell in 6 rds-failed and bout awared to O'Donnell
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 9 June 1887 P 7

1887-05-28Pat Kiely0-0-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDNWS44
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 2 June 1887 P 7
1887-05-20Jim Quigley
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
The Sportsman
1887-05-04Dan Hickey0-0-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1887-04-23Tom Taylor0-2-2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWNWS44
referee: Jack Thompson
Referee ,Sydney Thursday 28 April 1887 P 7
1887-03-31George Seale5-4-0
White Horse Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
The Sportsman
1887-02-15Jim Pettengell13-5-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-11-20Jack Malloy0-3-1
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS44
1886-10-23Peter Newton7-1-4
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-10-22George Seale4-3-0
White Horse Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
The Sportsman
1886-10-09Peter Jackson5-2-2
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-09-25Tom Taylor0-0-1
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-09-18Mick O'Brien0-1-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-09-11Peter Newton7-1-4
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-09-04Peter Newton7-1-4
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-09-01Tom Taylor0-0-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS44
1886-08-21Tom Meadows0-0-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDPTS44
1886-08-14Peter Newton7-1-4
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-08-07Jack Malloy0-1-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS44
1886-05-22Bob Fitzsimmons4-1-0
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaNCND44
1886-04-10? Moncur
Foley's Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS44
1886-02-03George Seale3-1-0
White Horse Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO34

 
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