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Billy Hennessey
(William Hennessey)

BORN   1865; Clinton, Iowa (Fought out of Kansas City, Missouri during his career)
HEIGHT 5-9
WEIGHT 150-165 lbs

Hennessey was a scrappy, give-and-take fighter who was a good ring general and absorbed punishment well; He was a sparring partner for Peter Maher during the 1890s

 
During his career, he defeated such men as George LaBlanche, the Montana Kid (Dan Egan), Billy Morris and Frank Ramsay

1888
Mar 11 Billy Morris               Kansas City, Mo                   KO 28
          -Some sources report "KO 33"
Sep  9 Paddy Ryan                 near Kansas City, Mo              KO  5
          -This man was not the famous Heavyweight Champion;
          Some sources report "ND 7"; Police intervened
       Charley Fitzgerald                                           TK  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Nov 25 Montana Kid (Dan Egan)     Leavenworth County, Ks            TK 38
          -Some sources report "KO 34"

1889
May 28 Montana Kid (Dan Egan)     San Francisco, Ca                 NC  4
Jul 12 Montana Kid (Dan Egan)     San Francisco, Ca                  W 10
          -Some sources report 6/11/89
Oct    Paddy Gorman               San Francisco, Ca                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 16 Charles Turner             San Francisco, Ca                 LK 45
          -Some sources report 10/17/89

1889-1890
       Pete Brown                                                    W  3
       George Turner                                                 W  3
       Jack Lewis                                                    W  3

1890
Mar 20 Denny Kelliher             San Diego, Ca                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  9 Billy Woods                Ogden, Ut                         KO  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
       Mike Whalen                Park City, Ut                      W 10
       Tim Fraker                 Butte, Mt                         TK  5
       Frank White                Butte, Mt                          W  5
       George LaBlanche           Missoula, Mt                       D  6
       Frank Ramsay               Missoula, Mt                      TK  7
          -Ramsay was the Middleweight Champion of Montana

1892
Aug 16 Billy "Shadow" Maber       Portland, Or                      EX  3
Aug 25 Montana Kid (Dan Egan)     San Francisco, Ca                  W 10

1893
Jul    Jim Williams                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug 29 Fred Morris                Brooklyn, NY                       D  6
Nov    -Hennessey was scheduled to spar at Lynn, Ma
Dec 11 Tom Kenny                  Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
          Kenny injured a hand in training
Dec 13 Ed Binney                  Boston, Ma                         D  8

1894
Mar 26 Dick O'Brien               Boston, Ma                        LT 11
          -Some sources report "L 11"
Apr 23 Dick O'Brien               Boston, Ma                        EX  4
May 21 "Brooklyn" Jimmy Carroll   Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Dec 24 an unnamed opponent        Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 26 Fred Morris                Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 28 Fred Woods                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4
Dec 29 Joe Butler                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  4

1895
Feb 13 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   Lynn, Ma                         SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held
Jun  8 Peter Maher                New York, NY                      EX   
Jun 24 Dan Creedon                Boston, Ma                        LK  6
Jun 27 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   New York, NY                      EX  3
Aug  3 -Hennessey was scheduled to participate in a bag punching
          contest at Rosbury, Ma
Aug 23 Dick Moore                 Bradford, Pa                       D 20
Sep 10 -Hennessey seconded Billy Vernon vs. John Butler at Lynn, Ma
Nov 25 George LaBlanche           Lynn, Ma                          TK  1

1896
Jan 10 James "Doc" Payne          Cleveland, Oh                     LK  3
       George Ryan                Saxonville, Ma                    LT  7
Aug 24 Eddie Connolly             Lewiston, Me                      EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"

1897
Apr 20 Jack Bonner                Athens, Pa                        LT  3
          -Some sources report "LK 2" at "Philadelphia, Pa"

1898
Apr 15 Patsy Corrigan             Lynn, Ma                          EX  3
Jul  9 Charlie Goff               Brooklyn, NY                      LT  4
          -Some sources report "LK 2" on 7/11/98;
          Some sources report "L 10"

1899
Mar  7 Bob Slattery               Little Falls, NY                  WF  2


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

1900
Apr 12 Tommy Mowatt               Chicago, Il                      LK  4

1901
Mar 20 Billy "Shadow" Maber       Fairhaven, Que, Can              KO  2
*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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