Jimmy Murray

BORN   1858; Providence, Rhode Island (Some sources report 1859)
HEIGHT 5-6 1/2 (Some sources report 5-8)
WEIGHT 135-150 lbs

Murray was a scrappy competitor and a good hitter with a beautiful right hand; He was quite muscular; Jimmy was a boxing instructor in Philadelphia early in his career

During his career, he defeated such men as Robert "Cocky" Turnbull, Bob Farrell and Tom Tully

1877
May  3 William C. McClellan       New York, NY                     LT 11

1880
Jan 24 Professor Clark            Dundee, Mi                       LK 29
          -This man was not "Professor" John Clark
Oct 20 Scott                      New York, NY                      W  4

1877-1882
       Billy McClain              in Delaware                      LF   

1882
Jan    George Taylor              New York, NY                     EX   
Feb 27 Dan Hickey                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Mar 27 Johnny Mack                New York, NY                     EX   
Jun 10 Benny Greene               Coney Island, NY                  D  3
          -Police intervened
Jun 12 Benny Greene               Fort Hamilton, NY                KO 26
Nov 10 George Taylor              New York, NY                     EX   
Nov 16 George Taylor              New York, NY                     EX   
Nov 27 Johnny McGraw              New York, NY                     EX   
Nov 30 Tom "Soap" McAlphine       New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 20 George Taylor              New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 26 Arthur Chambers            Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   

1883
Jan 12 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                        W  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Feb    Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                        L   
Mar  1 "New York" Tom Allen       New York, NY                     EX   
Mar 13 "New York" Tom Allen       New York, NY                     EX   
Mar 19 "New York" Tom Allen       New York, NY                     EX  3
Apr  9 "New York" Tom Allen       New York, NY                     EX   
Apr 12 "New York" Tom Allen       Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "Long Island City, NY"
Apr 21 "New York" Tom Allen       New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "Young Tom Allen"
May 16 John Cash                  New York, NY                     EX   
May 17 Bob Farrell                New York, NY                     EX   
Aug  6 "New York" Tom Allen       New York, NY                     EX   
Jun 25 Robert "Cocky" Turnbull    Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
          -Some sources report "Blissville, Long Island, New York, NY"
Jun 26 Bob Farrell                Long Island, NY                  KO  2
Oct  4 "New York" Tom Allen       College Point, NY                EX   
Oct 15 Joe Fowler                 New York, NY                     EX  3
Dec  6 Denny Costigan             New York, NY                      D  3

1884
Feb 20 Tom Henry                  Brooklyn, NY                     LK  5
          -Some sources report "LT 5" on 8/20/84
Dec    "New York" Tom Allen       New York, NY                     EX   

1885
Jan  1 "New York" Tom Allen       Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
Apr    J.F. Flynn                 Hartford, Ct                      W   
Jul    Paddy Lee                  Coney Island, NY                  L   
Dec 31 Jack Files                 Brooklyn, NY                     EX   

1886
Jan 15 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New York, NY                      L  4
Mar 23 an unnamed opponent        Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   

1887
Feb 15 Walter Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Mar 12 Tom Tully                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Dec 12 George "Monk" Young        Brooklyn, NY                     EX  4

1888
Feb  9 Martin Dempsey             Brooklyn, NY                      L   
          -This was a wrestling match
May 25 Jimmy Hale                 in New Jersey                    LK 25

1889
Mar 18 Jim Christian              near Altoona, Pa                 LK  5

1890
Jan 10 Jim Ryan                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 21 -Murray was scheduled to spar at Philadelphia, Pa
Mar  3 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Mar 17 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Mar 21 Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Mar 24 Fred Woods                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  4

1892
Mar  3 Billy Frazier              New Bedford, Ma                  LK 15
          -Some sources report 3/04/92

1893
Mar  6 Whitey Connors             Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
       Hite Peckham               Charleston, WV                   LK 10
          -Lightweight Championship of West Virginia

1894
Dec  1 Billy Sprinkle             Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1895
Apr  3 F.F. Pleasanton            Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   

1896
Apr 17 Fred Sweigert              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   


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

Undated
       Walter Campbell                                              L  4
       Billy Dacey                                                  L  3

1870
       Mike Donovan               Red Bank, NJ                      D  3
Dec  6 Billy McLean               Elkton, Md                       LF 25
          -The previous 2 bouts are highly unlikely due to Murray's age
          at the time

1873
Jun    Mike Donovan               Philadelphia, Pa                  D 44
          -This bout is highly unlikely due to Murray's age at the time; 
          Police intervened

1883-1885
       "Denver" Ed Smith          New York, NY                      L  3
*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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