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Jimmy Handler

BORN   October 1 1876; Setummer, Russia ? (Fought out of Newark, New Jersey)
DIED June 13 1937
WEIGHT 132-152 lbs

Handler was a scrappy fighter who had an up-down career; However, he had streaks where he was very, very good

During his career, he defeated such men as George Gardner, "Mysterious" Billy Smith, Charlie McKeever, Harry Fischer, George Cole, Dick O'Brien, "Wild" Bill Hanrahan (2 times), Andy Walsh, Charles Johnson (3 times), "Kid" Carter, Billy Vernon and Austin Gibbons

1893
Sep  5 Harry Levy                 Newark, NJ                        W 10

1894
Mar 21 Danny McBride              Newark, NJ                       EX  2
Mar 21 Bob Fitzsimmons            New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "Newark, NJ";
           Different sources report these bouts for the same date
Apr  7 John Young                 New York, NY                      W  6
          -Some sources report "TK 6" on 4/11/94
Apr  8 Jimmy Dime                 New Castle, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 28 Johnny Gorman              New York, NY                      L  4
Jun 17 Young Griffo               Boston, Ma                       EX   
Nov  8 Walter Greenfield          near Washington, DC              KO 16
          -Some sources report 11/06/94;
           Some sources report "LK 16"

1895
Mar 16 Leslie Pearce              Baltimore, Md                    LT  4
          -Some sources report "D 4" on 3/17/95; Police intervened
Mar 22 Leslie Pearce              Baltimore, Md                     W  5
Apr  3 Al O'Brien                 Brooklyn, NY                      W 10
Apr 24 John Young                 New York, NY                     TK  5
          -Some sources report this bout held 4/25/95
May 17 Tommy Reilly               Jersey City, NJ                  KO  2
Aug 26 George "Kid" Lavigne       New York, NY                     LK  5
          -This bout was held at "Maspeth, Long Island"
Oct 17 Jack Hanley                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 21 Harry Fischer              New York, NY                      D 10
          -This bout was held at "Maspeth, Long Island"
Nov 14 Jerome Quigley             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 19 Billy Ernst                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1896
Jan 23 Owen Ziegler               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 24 Charles Johnson            Paterson, NJ                     KO  2
Feb 27 Harry Fischer              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 21 Jack Murphy                New York, NY                     NC  2
          -Some sources report "KO 2
Mar 31 Billy Vernon               Boston, Ma                       TK  2
Apr  7 Sim Tonkins                New York, NY                     LT  7
          -Reports vary - 4/18/96 - 4/20/96
Jul  7 Charles Johnson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Aug 24 Jack Reid                  Brooklyn, NY                     KO  3
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Sep 23 Charles Johnson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       William "Kid" McPartland   New York, NY                      L 10
          -Some sources report 10/05/96
Oct 22 Jerome Quigley             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 10/23/96

1897
Jan 26 Charles Johnson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 22 Austin Gibbons             Brooklyn, NY                     KO 15
          -Some sources report "KO 13";
           Some sources report "New York, NY"
Apr  6 Charles Johnson            Athens, Pa                       KO 13
Apr 26 Charles Johnson            New York, NY                      W 20
          -Some sources report 4/28/97
Aug 24 Jack Reed                  Brooklyn, NY                     KO  3

1898
Aug 15 Ray Badgeley               Harrison, NJ                     KO  3

1899
Jan  7 Harry Fischer              Brooklyn, NY                     KO  6
          -Some sources report 1/08/99
Jan 28 Andy Walsh                 Brooklyn, NY                      W 25
          -Some sources report "W 20"
Apr 21 Dick O'Brien               New York, NY                     TK 12
          -Reports vary - "TK 13" - "W 12" 
Jun 13 Andy Walsh                 Brooklyn, NY                      D 25
          -Some sources report 6/12/99 in "New York, NY"
Jun 20 Spike Youngs               Lyons, NY                        NC  3
Sep 16 George Gardner             Brooklyn, NY                     TK 18
          -Some sources report 10/16/99;
           Some sources report "W 18"
Nov 17 Frank McConnell            Brooklyn, NY                     LT 15
          -Some sources report "New York, NY"

1900
Feb 12 George Gardner             Brooklyn, NY                     LT  3
Jun  9 Charles McKeever           Brooklyn, NY                     WF  6
          -Some sources report 6/08/00
Jun 18 Jim Butler                 Brooklyn, NY                     TK  3
Jun 29 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   New York, NY                     WF 15
Jul 20 Andy Walsh                 New York, NY                     LK  2
          -Some sources report 6/20/00
Aug  6 Johnny Reischman           Brooklyn, NY                     KO  5
Oct  8 "Wild" Bill Hanrahan       Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Oct 22 "Young" Peter Jackson      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 29 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Nov 12 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                LT  6
          -Handler knocked O'Brien down in the 1st round

1901
Mar 18 Edward "Kid" Carter        Hartford, Ct                     WF  4
Apr 15 Dan Creedon                Memphis, Tn                      LK  1
Jun 17 "Wild" Bill Hanrahan       Trenton, NJ                      KO  5
Jul  8 George Cole                Trenton, NJ                      TK  7
Jul 29 "Young" Peter Jackson      Baltimore, Md                    LT  9
          -Some sources report "L 9"; Police intervened
Aug 26 Patsy Corrigan             New Haven, Ct                    KO  2
          -Some sources report "New Britain, Ma"
Sep 10 Patsy Corrigan             Newark, NJ                       TK  2
          -Corrigan quit, claiming foul;
           Some sources report "Middletown, Ct"
Oct  4 Andy Walsh                 Hartford, Ct                      D 20
Nov 11 "Young" Peter Jackson      Trenton, NJ                       D 18
          -Police intervened and stopped the fight 
           due to the excessive behavior of fans
Nov 25 "Wild" Bill Hanrahan       Louisville, Ky                    L 15
          -Reports vary - "L 18" - "LK 18"

1902
Jan  1 "Young" Peter Jackson      Waterbury, Ct                    LT  3
          -Some sources report this bout was "fake"
Feb  3 Jack Beauscholte           Chicago, Il                       L  6
          -Some sources report 2/08/02;
           Some sources report "D 6"
Feb 10 Jim Driscoll               Chicago, Il                       D  6
          -Some sources report 2/11/02
Feb 11 John Wille                 Chicago, Il                       L  6
          -Some sources report 2/13/02
Feb 14 Joe Walcott                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2
          -Some sources report "Chicago, Il";
           Some sources report 2/15/02
Mar  8 Charles Mulhall            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 26 Tommy Ryan                 Kansas City, Mo                  LT  4
          -Some sources report 5/28/02
Jul 10 Andy Stevenson             St. Louis, Mo                     W 15
Jul 28 Edward "Kid" Carter        Fort Erie, Ont, Canada           LT  2
          -Some sources report "L 2"
Oct 13 Charles O'Rourke           Boston, Ma                        D  8
          -Some sources report "Cambridge, Ma"
Oct 15 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                       LT  9
          -Some sources report 10/16/02
Nov 12 Patsy Raedy                Savannah, Ga                     KO  8
Dec  5 Morgan Williams            Victor, Co                       LK  4
          -Some sources report 11/19/02
Dec 18 Johnny Hogan               Chicago, Il                      LK  2

1903
Mar 12 George Cole                Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  2
Mar 30 Joe Williams               Boston, Ma                        D  8
          -Some sources report "Cambridge, Ma"
May 11 Harry "Slounch" Dixon      London, England                   L 10
          -Some sources report "L 8" vs "Tom Dixon"
May 18 Harry Barrett              London, England                   L  6
Oct 10 William "Cyclone" Kelly    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 10 William "Cyclone" Kelly    Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  3

1904
Feb 22 Billy Payne                Salem, Ma                        TK  5
Mar 22 Kid Perry                  New Bedford, Ma                   W  8
Apr 11 Cyclone Perry              New Bedford, Ma                  KO  5
          -Some sources report 4/12/04;
           The previous 2 opponents may be the same man
May  6 Charles Haghey             Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  3
Dec 13 Harry Falls                Milwaukee, Wi                    EX  3

1905
Jul  3 Carl Anderson              St. Joseph, Mo                   LT  2
          -Some sources report "Hammond, In"
Aug  3 Reddy Phillips             Mt. Clemens, Mi                  WF  4
          -Some sources report "WF 3"

1906
Jan 30 Johnny Carroll             New York, NY                     LK  1

1907
May 28 Charlie Murray             Bakersfield, Ca                  LK  5
          -Some sources report "LK 6" on 6/02/07

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

1895
       Billy "Shadow" Maber                                       SCH   
          -This bout was tentatively scheduled; The outcome is not known

1896
Mar 30 Charles Johnson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Mar  2 Charley Johnson            Paterson, NJ                     LK  2

1903
May    Bill Ester                 London, England                   W 20
Jun    Harry Barrett              in England                        L 10

1907
Mar    Kid Dalton                 in California                     W   

*** Much Data And Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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