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"Brooklyn" Paddy Smith

BORN   (likely 1863); Reportedly, March 25 1864; Birmingham, England; Fought out of Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh, Pa; Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 9/06/88, reported Smith saying he will be 26 next March (1889)
HEIGHT 5-6 1/2
WEIGHT 133-145 lbs
BACKER Arthur Mullen

 

1884
Oct  5 Pat Dempsey                Long Island City, NY               L 24

1885
       Dave Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa                   D  6
May  2 Harry White                Brooklyn, NY                       W   
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"
May  4 Stein                      Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
May  4 J. Rehage                  Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May  9 Jack Hopper                Jersey City, NJ                   LT 12
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"

1886
Feb  5 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                         D  6
          -Frazier was called the "Lightweight Champion of the East 
           and New England" at his time; Some sources report 2/06/86
Apr  5 William Russell            Brooklyn, NY                       W   
Apr  6 Mike Cushing               Brooklyn, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr  6 Joe Heiser                 Brooklyn, NY                       W   
Apr 24 Charles Crammer            Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
          -Perhaps, this man was "Charles Kramer"
Aug 25 Andy Hart                  Philadelphia, Pa                   W  4
Nov  3 Bill Dunn                  near New York, NY                 LK  4
          -Some sources report "LK 3" on 11/13/86; Was this a second bout ?

1887
Feb    -Smith "recently" met all-comers at Philadelphia, Pa
Feb 21 Joe Heiser                 Brooklyn, NY                      EX  3
Mar 28 Jimmy Mitchell             Philadelphia, Pa                   D 16
          -Police intervened; Some sources report 15 rounds
Apr 21 Johnny Reagan              Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
          -Some sources report "ND 4"
Sep 12 Johnny Reagan              Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
Nov 19 -Smith seconded Jack Fallon vs James Sherwood at Hoboken, NJ
Dec  5 -Smith signed articles to fight Mike Daly in Jan 1888 near Boston, Ma
Dec 20 -Smith received a letter from Mike Daly stating that the Boston, Ma
           (Rackett Club) would not fund the fight

1888
Apr 15 Frank Burke                near Brooklyn, NY (in the bay)    KO  7
          -Smith weighed 138 lbs; Burke was taller and looked about 10 pounds more
Apr 30 -Smith seconded Con Dugan vs Jimmy Larkins at Jersey City, NJ
Sep  6 -Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Smith claimed to have fought 27 bouts
           without a loss
Nov 13 Jack Green                 New York, NY                      EX  3
Nov 29 Charley Gleason            Providence, RI                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  3 -Smith seconded Jack Fallon vs Tom Lees at Brooklyn, NY

1889
Jan 28 Young Horace               Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
May 14 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                      LT  1

1890
Oct 27 Jim Mullen                 Elizabeth, NJ                     EX   
Nov 24 Tom Henry                  Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
Nov 24 Pete McCoy                 Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1891
Feb  7 Tom Henry                  Brooklyn, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 27 John Clark                 New York, NY                      EX   

1892
May  7 "Hoboken" Tommy Kelly      New York, NY                      LK  1
Nov 19 "New York" Al O'Brien      New York, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Smith claimed he had an injured ankle

1893
       Billy McCoy                                                   D   

1896
Mar 17 Billy McCarthy             Galveston, Tx                     LK 10
Nov  7 Jack Collier               Brooklyn, NY                       D  6


*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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