Mike Donovan

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Professor Mike Donovan
Class of 1998
Pioneer Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Mike Donovan
Alias: Professor
Born: 1847-09-27
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1918-03-24 (Age:70)
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Boxing Record: click

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  • After his active boxing career ended, he became a boxing instructor at the New York Athletic Club.
  • He taught United States President Teddy Roosevelt and his sons how to box.
  • Also said to have been 73-years-old when he died.
  • His will indicated that his last name was actually O'Donovan.
  • His silver championship belt was bequeathed to his son, Arthur Donovan, who was in the 105th Field Artillery at Spartanburg, North Carolina, at the time.
  • His also had a daughter, Katherine, and another son, Henry.