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Dan Hickey

BORN   1866
HEIGHT 6-0 (Some sources report 5-11 1/2)
WEIGHT 154-160 lbs

Hickey was a lean-lank fighter, built along the lines of Bob Fitzsimmons but not nearly the same devastating hitter; Dan was very knowledgeable about boxing skills and tactics; He trained Fitzsimmons, sparred with him on a regular basis and seconded Bob in a number of bouts

1882
Feb 27 Jimmy Murray               Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   

1883
       Jerry Marshall                                               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1886
Jul 17 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Aug  7 Billy McCarthy             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Aug 25 Frank Payne                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Oct  2 Nelson                     Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Oct  9 Nelson                     Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4

1887
May  4 Steve O'Donnell            Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Jul  9 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4

1888
Jan 23 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"

1893
Aug 31 -Hickey arrived at San Francisco, Ca on the "Alameda"
          from New South Wales, Australia

1894
Feb 25 Harry Peppers              Sausalito, Ca                      LT  2
          -Some sources report "San Francisco, Ca"

1896
Apr  6 -Hickey sparred with Bob Fitzsimmons in Pittsburgh, Pa
          during Apr 6-9 1896
Apr 13 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 13 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 14 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 14 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 15 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 15 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 16 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 16 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 17 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 17 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 18 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 18 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May 26 -Hickey sailed for England on the steamship "Trave"
          with Bob Fitzsimmons and Ernest Roeber

          -Hickey fought boxing exhibitions and wrestled with Fitzsimmons in Britain

Jun    Bob Fitzsimmons            London, Eng                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 18 Bob Fitzsimmons            Birmingham, Eng                    EX  3
Jul 19 Bob Fitzsimmons            Birmingham, Eng                    EX  3
Jul 21 Bob Fitzsimmons            Wolverhampton, Eng                 EX  3
Jul 22 Bob Fitzsimmons            Wolverhampton, Eng                 EX  3
Aug  7 Bob Fitzsimmons            Bradford, Eng                      EX  3
Aug  8 Bob Fitzsimmons            Bradford, Eng                      EX  3

Aug 22 -Hickey returned to America with Fitzsimmons and Ernest Roeber

Nov 11 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sausalito, Ca                      EX  6
Nov 22 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sausalito, Ca                      EX  3
Dec  3 Bob Fitzsimmons            San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Dec  6 Bob Fitzsimmons            Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  3
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Dec  6 Bob Fitzsimmons            Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  3
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 13 Bob Fitzsimmons            Los Angeles, Ca                    EX   
Dec 25 Bob Fitzsimmons            Cripple Creek, Co                  EX  4

1897
Feb  8 Bob Fitzsimmons            New York, NY                       EX  8
Feb 13 Bob Fitzsimmons            Pueblo, Co                         EX   
Feb 14 Bob Fitzsimmons            Denver, Co                         EX  3
Feb 15 Bob Fitzsimmons            Colorado Springs, Co               EX   
Feb 16 Bob Fitzsimmons            Leadville, Co                      EX   
Feb 17 Bob Fitzsimmons            Glenwood Springs, Co               EX   
Feb 18 Bob Fitzsimmons            Salt Lake City, Ut                 EX  3
Feb 23 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Feb 24 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  1
Feb 24 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 24 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 25 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Feb 26 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  3 
Feb 27 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This bout was held during the morning
Feb 27 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
          -This bout was held during the afternoon;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  1 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar  2 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar  4 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar  5 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  5 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  8 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  9 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  8
Mar 10 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  4
Mar 11 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  4
Mar 12 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar 13 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Mar 15 Bob Fitzsimmons            Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar 17 -Hickey seconded Bob Fitzsimmons vs. Jim Corbett
          at Carson City, Nv
Mar 21 Bob Fitzsimmons            San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
Mar 31 Bob Fitzsimmons            Salt Lake City, Ut                 EX  3
Apr  2 Bob Fitzsimmons            Denver, Co                         EX  4
Apr  3 Bob Fitzsimmons            Omaha, Ne                          EX  3
Apr  8 Bob Fitzsimmons            San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
Apr  9 Bob Fitzsimmons            Chicago, Il                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known 
May  3 Bob Fitzsimmons            New York, NY                       EX   
May 24 Bob Fitzsimmons            New York, NY                       EX  3

1899
May    -Hickey sparred daily with Bob Fitzsimmons at Bath Beach, NY
          in preparation for his Heavyweight Championship bout vs 
          Jim Jeffries
Jun  2 Bob Fitzsimmons            Bath Beach, NY                     EX  3
Jun  9 -Hickey seconded Bob Fitzsimmons vs Jim Jeffries
          at Coney Island, NY
Jun 19 -Hickey refereed the Tommy Moran vs Eugene Rowan bout
          at Coney Island, NY
Jun 26 Bob Fitzsimmons            Coney Island, NY                   EX  3
Jul  4 -Hickey refereed the Eddie Sweeney vs Eugene Rowan bout
          at Coney Island, NY

1900
Apr 30 -Hickey seconded Bob Fitzsimmons vs Ed Dunkhorst
          at Brooklyn, NY
Aug 10 -Hickey seconded Bob Fitzsimmons vs Gus Ruhlin
          at New York, NY (MSG)
Aug 24 -Hickey accompanied Bob Fitzsimmons to Coney Island, NY
          for his bout against Tom Sharkey

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

1893
Apr 10 Bob Fitzsimmons            Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
Sep  5 Bob Fitzsimmons            Newark, NJ                          W  3
          -Fitzsimmons reportedly fought a man named "Jack Hickey"

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

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L-R: Paul Berlenbach-Dan Hickey, manager -Ben Stern-1925