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Bob Farrell

BORN Fought out of Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York
WEIGHT 135-165 lbs

Farrell was a skilled boxer who was known primarily for his sparring sessions with prominent fighters

Bob had a good reputation as a fighter but some data is contradictory; If anyone comes across conclusive data, please contact Tracy Callis

1880
Mar 20 Bob Carman                   New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
 
1881
Sep  9 Pete McCoy                   Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Oct    John L. Sullivan                                              EX   
Nov    Gus Hill                     New York, NY                     EX   
Nov 16 Billy Madden                 Buffalo, NY                      EX   
Nov 16 Pete McCoy                   Buffalo, NY                      EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 28 Billy Madden                 Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
Nov 28 Pete McCoy                   Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 29 Billy Madden                 Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
Nov 29 Pete McCoy                   Cincinnati, Oh                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec  9 Billy Madden                 Chicago, Il                      EX   
Dec  9 Pete McCoy                   Chicago, Il                      EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 10 Pete McCoy                   Chicago, Il                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 11 Pete McCoy                   Chicago, Il                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 24 Billy Madden                 New Orleans, La                  EX   
Dec 24 Pete McCoy                   New Orleans, La                  EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1882
Jan 29 Pete McCoy                   New Orleans, La                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  2 Pete McCoy                   New Orleans, La                  EX  3
Feb 11 Pete McCoy                   Chicago, Il                      EX   
Feb 13 Billy Madden                 Detroit, Mi                      EX   
Feb 13 Pete McCoy                   Detroit, Mi                      EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 15 -Farrell possibly appeared in Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 18 -Farrell possibly appeared in Cincinnati, Ohio
Feb 25 Pete McCoy                   Buffalo, NY                      EX   
Mar 27 Dan Doherty                  New York, NY                     EX   
Mar 28 Pete McCoy                   Jersey City, NJ                  EX   
Apr 20 -Farrell possibly sparred in Rochester, NY
Jun  8 Pete McCoy                   Hartford, Ct                     EX   
Sep  8 Pete McCoy                   Reading Pa                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep  9 Pete McCoy                   Allentown, Pa                    EX   
Oct 26 Pete McCoy                   Bloomington, Il                  EX  3
Nov 10 Gus Hill                     New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 14 Pete McCoy                   New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 14 Johnny Saunders              New York, NY                     EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 28 Pete McCoy                   New York, NY                     EX   

1883
Jan    Denny Costigan               New York, NY                    EX   
Jan    Harry Gilmore                Toronto, Ont, Canada            ND  4
Jan 20 Pete McCoy                   Buffalo, NY                     ND  3
Mar 19 Patsy Sheppard               Boston, Ma                      EX   
May 16 Denny Costigan               New York, NY                    EX   
May 17 Jimmy Murray                 New York, NY                    EX   
Jun 26 Jimmy Murray                 New York, NY                    LK  2
Aug  6 Martin "Fiddler" Neary       New York, NY                    EX   
Nov 10 Gus Hill                     New York, NY                    EX   

1884
Jan  7 John Loring                  Boston, Ma                      EX  3
Mar 14 Harry Woodson (Black Diamond) Mt. Vernon, Oh                 EX  3
Mar 23 Harry Woodson (Black Diamond) Columbus, Oh                   EX   
Apr 26 Charles McDonald             Cincinnati Oh                   EX   
Sep  4 Charles McDonald             Columbus, Oh                    KO  4

1886
Feb 25 Jim Fitzsimmons              Boston, Ma                      EX  4
Aug    Jim Connors                  St. Louis, Mo                   EX  3
          -Farrell boxed nightly for the week Aug 16-21 1886

1894
       William "Kid" McPartland                                     LK  6


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1885
       Jack McAuliffe               Kings County, NY                 L   
          -McAuliffe fought a "Bob Farrell"; Was he this "Bob Farrell" ?

1887-1891
       Jim Daly                     Wilmington, De                   LK  3
          -This man was the Light-Heavyweight fighter
           and former sparring partner of Jim Corbett;
           Some sources report 1/15/1887

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