Joe Heffernan
BORN West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WEIGHT 140-150 lbs
RECORD 18-1-0 (18 KO, 68 ND, 1 NC)
Heffernan was a capable "Philadelphia" fighter with a good punch; Fighting in a time of the "No Decision" bouts, he held his own in "newspaper" verdicts and lost only one "official" verdict - by foul

During his career, Joe defeated such men as Terry Martin, Johnny Willetts, George Alger, Jack Hagan, Nathan Ehrlich and Terry Fitzgerald
1908
Oct 26 Jack Harris                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 10 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa               KO  1
Nov 30 Joe O'Donnell               Philadelphia, Pa               KO  2
Dec 21 Harry Unglaub               Philadelphia, Pa               KO  5

1909 
Oct  4 Tommy O'Neill               Philadelphia, Pa               TK  3
Oct 11 Jess Schaffer               Philadelphia, Pa               TK  4
Nov  1 Johnny Gray                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov  8 Jack Hagan                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 20 Willie Davis                Philadelphia, Pa               TK  2
Nov 22 Jack Hagan                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 23 Jimmy O'Brien               Philadelphia, Pa               TK  6
Dec 20 Jack Hagan                  Philadelphia, Pa               KO  2

1910 
Jan  3 Nathan Ehrlich              Philadelphia, Pa               KO  6
Jan 10 Terry Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jan 17 Nathan Ehrlich              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jan 31 Terry Fitzgerald            Philadelphia, Pa               KO  1
Feb 14 Jack Hagan                  Philadelphia, Pa               KO  3
Feb 14 Jimmy O'Brien               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  7 Harry Cutch                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 28 Kid Griffo                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr 18 Kid Griffo                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May  9 Johnny Krause               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 23 Kid Tracey                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 30 Kid Tracey                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jun 20 Johnny Krause               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Aug 23 Tommy Howell                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Sep  8 Jack Reardon                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Sep 19 Harry Cutch                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 10 Frank Loughrey              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 17 Frank Loughrey              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 28 Frank Loughrey              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1911 
Jan  2 Johnny Krause               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jan 14 Young Nitchie               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jan 28 Paddy Sullivan              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 25 George Alger                Philadelphia, Pa               TK  4
Mar 20 Kid Griffo                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 27 Young Erne                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr 17 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 15 Pete McVey                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 25 Tommy Howell                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Sep 11 Jack Dorman                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 10 George Griffin              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov  6 Kid Griffo                  Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 15 Joe Getz                    Altoona, Pa                    ND  6
Dec 11 John "Young" McCartney      Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Dec 25 Billy "Honey" Mellody       Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1912
Jan  1 Billy Sherman               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 25 Tommy Howell                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 28 Johnny Glover               Wilkes-Barre, Pa               ND  6
Sep 20 Pete Malone                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 14 Kid Tracey                  Philadelphia, Pa               NC  4
Oct 21 Harry Reckstein             Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 28 Joe Fleming                 Philadelphia, Pa               LF  3
Dec 13 Billy Donovan               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1913
Jan 13 Billy Donovan               Philadelphia, Pa               KO  2
Jan 20 Pete Malone                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb  3 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 24 Eddie Revoire               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr  9 Johnny Glover               Altoona, Pa                    ND  6
Aug 26 Young Nitchie               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Sep  8 Swats Adamson               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1914
Oct  5 Johnny Duffy                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov  9 Pete Malone                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 24 Willie Herman               Norristown, Pa                 ND 10
Dec  1 Mickey Trainor              Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Dec 14 Joe Hirst                   Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1915
Jan  1 Jack Toland                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb 16 Jack Fink                   Norristown, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 24 Jack Fink                   Norristown, Pa                 ND 10
Mar 11 Henry Hauber                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Apr  5 Frankie Hart                Philadelphia, Pa               KO  1
Apr 19 Walter Brown                Philadelphia, Pa               KO  3
Apr 22 Sammy Trinkle               Philadelphia, Pa               KO  2
May  3 Willie Moore                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 17 Joe Hirst                   Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
May 31 Willie Moore                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Jul 17 Joe Phillips                Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Sep  6 Young Neil                  Allentown, Pa                  ND 10
Oct 11 Steve Latzo                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Oct 29 Willie Herman               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Nov 16 "Young" Jack O'Brien        Norristown, Pa                 ND 15
Nov 25 Sammy Trinkle               Philadelphia, Pa               KO  1
Dec 17 Roy Hurst                   Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6

1916
Jan  1 "Young" Jack O'Brien        Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Feb  4 Freddie Kelly               Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 14 Terry Martin                Pottsville, Pa                 TK  7
Mar 24 Jack Toland                 Philadelphia, Pa               ND  6
Mar 27 "Young" Jack O'Brien        Tamaqua, Pa                    ND 10

*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1909
Jan 18 Johnny Willetts             Philadelphia, Pa               LK  1

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