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Alfred "Al" Neill

BORN   March 19 1880; San Francisco, California
DIED late 1930s
HEIGHT.. 5-8
WEIGHT 158 lbs
MANAGERS.. William J. Kennedy, Morris Levy

Neill was a scrappy competitor from San Francisco; He was a capable fighter who could use his boxing skills or his punching; During his career, he won the Middleweight Championship of Australia

Al is most famous for his battles with "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien; He defeated such men as "Mysterious" Billy Smith, James "Rube" Ferns, "Young" Peter Jackson, George Green (Young Corbett I), Tom Tracey, Jack Moffatt, Kyle Whitney and Frank McConnell

1898
Mar 16 Tom Pendergast             San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
Apr 17 Jack Lahey                 San Francisco, Ca                   D  5
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Apr 28 Jack Lahey                 San Francisco, Ca                  KO  4
May 20 "Soldier" Phil Green       San Francisco, Ca                   W  4
Jun 25 Fred Trenam                San Francisco, Ca                  KO  3
Aug  7 Jack Clune                 San Francisco, Ca                  KO  1
Sep 15 H. Yost                    San Francisco, Ca                  KO  1
Oct  9 Tom Ford                   San Francisco, Ca                  KO  2
       Young Fitzsimmons                                             KO  1
Dec 17 Joe Reay                   San Francisco, Ca                  KO  4

1899
Jan 24 Frank McConnell            San Francisco, Ca                   D 10
          -Some sources report 1/25/99;
          Some sources report "D 20"
Apr 25 Tom Tracey                 San Francisco, Ca                  WF 20
          -Some sources report "W 20"
May 31 Young Corbett (George Green) San Francisco, Ca                 W 20
Nov 24 Young Corbett (George Green) San Francisco, Ca                TK 20
          -Some sources report "W 20"

1900
Jan  6 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien San Francisco, Ca                  D 15
         -Police intervened; Referee called it a "Draw";
          Some sources report 1/05/00;
          Some sources report "D 20"
Mar 22 Frank McConnell            San Francisco, Ca                  KO  8
          -Some sources report 2/22/00
Apr 26 "Australian" Tim Murphy    San Francisco, Ca                  KO 11
          -Some sources report 4/27/00
Jun  8 Jack Moffatt               San Francisco, Ca                  LK 11
          -Some sources report "L 11"
Jul 13 Jack Moffatt               San Francisco, Ca                   L 20
Sep 12 Jack Moffatt               San Francisco, Ca                  TK  3
          -Some sources report 9/13/00;
           Some sources report "W 3"
Oct 31 Ben Tremble                San Francisco, Ca                   W 20

1901
Jan 24 Jim Scanlan                Hot Springs, Ar                     D 20
Feb 15 Charles "Rough House" Burns Hot Springs, Ar                   KO  5
          -Some sources report 2/16/01
May  2 Jim Tremble                Bakersfield, Ca                    KO  1
          -Some sources report 5/03/01
May 19 Tom Tracey                 Seattle, Wa                         D 20
          -Reports vary - 5/29/01 - 5/30/01
Jul  4 Charles "Dutch" Thurston   San Francisco, Ca                   D 20
Oct 21 Mike Donovan               Oakland, Ca                         W 15
          -Some sources report 10/29/01
Nov 29 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   Portland, Or                        D 20
Dec 18 Tom Tracey                 Seattle, Wa                        KO 18
          -Some sources report 12/19/01
           Some sources report 12/20/01

1902
Jan 10 Mike Donovan               Los Angeles, Ca                     W 20
Jan 23 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   Portland, Or                       WF 10
Feb  4 Mike Donovan               Los Angeles, Ca                     D 20
Feb 14 Charles "Dutch" Thurston   Oakland, Ca                        KO  9
          -Some sources report "KO 10"
Mar 21 James "Rube" Ferns         San Francisco, Ca                  KO 12
Jun  6 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Chicago, Il                       LK  3
Jul 11 George "Young" Gibbs       Los Angeles, Ca                     D 20
Sep 26 "Young" Peter Jackson      San Francisco, Ca                   W 20
Dec 30 Tommy Reilly               San Francisco, Ca                  WF 10

1903
Jan 22 Billy Woods                Los Angeles, Ca                     D 20
          -Some sources report "San Francisco, Ca"
Feb 13 Tom Reilly                 Portland, Or                        L 20
May 21 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)    Los Angeles, Ca                     L 20
          -Some sources report "LK 20" at "San Francisco, Ca"

1904
Jan 22 Kid Williams               Stockton, Ca                       TK 11
          -Some sources report 1/23/04 at "San Francisco, Ca"
Feb  9 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)    Oakland, Ca                        LK  1
          -Some sources report 2/13/04;
           Some sources report "San Francisco, Ca"
May  3 Jack "Soldier" Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   LT  2
          -Some sources report 5/10/04
May  9 Ed Williams                Melbourne, Vic, Aus                TK 13
Jun 27 George Ruenalf             Melbourne, Vic, Aus                TK 17
Aug 29 Ted Nelson                 Melbourne, Vic, Aus                LF  5
Sep  5 Bob Fraser                 Melbourne, Vic, Aus                 W 20
Sep 19 Jack Willis                Melbourne, Vic, Aus                TK 18
Oct 15 George Ruenalf             Melbourne, Vic, Aus                WF  9
Nov  2 Arthur Cripps              Melbourne, Vic, Aus                 L 20
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia
Dec  6 Jack Blackmore             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   TK 11

1905
Jan 24 Jack "Soldier" Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                    D 20
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia
Mar 21 Jack "Soldier" Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   TK  7
May  2 Jack Blackmore             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO 11
Jun 13 George Johns [Regan]       Sydney, NSW, Aus                    L 20
          -Welterweight Championship of Australia
Jun 19 Ed Williams                Melbourne, Vic, Aus                 L 20
          -Middleweight Championship of Victoria
Aug  7 Ed Williams                Melbourne, Vic, Aus                WF 11
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia
Aug 25 Jack Willis                Kalgoorlie, WA, Aus                 L 20
Nov 14 Ike Stewart                Sydney, NSW, Aus                    W 10

1906
Jan 11 Joe Thomas                 Vallejo, Ca                        LK 14
Nov 30 Joe Thomas                 San Francisco, Ca                   W 10
          -Neil lasted and claimed win

1907
Nov 20 Charley Murray             Bakersfield, Ca                    KO  3
Dec  4 Abdul Malgan, the Turk     San Diego, Ca                      WF  4
Dec 31 Jim Tremble                San Diego, Ca                      KO 13

1908
Apr 29 Joe Willis                 Vallejo, Ca                         D 20
Sep  7 "Young" Peter Jackson      Goldfield, Nv                      NC  7
          -The Sheriff stopped the bout; He thought it was fake
Jul 10 Frank Mayfield             Santa Rosa, Ca                      D 20

1909
Feb 19 Kyle Whitney               San Francisco, Ca                  KO 14
Apr 30 "Montana" Jack Sullivan    San Francisco, Ca                   L 15
Jul  3 Luthie Carrauza            Marshfield, Or                      D 20
          -Some sources report "Portland, Or"
Nov 19 Frank Mantell              Sacramento, Ca                     LK 11

1910
Jun 14 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   Portland, Or                        L 10
Jul  4 Otto Berg                  Astoria, Or                        LK  7


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***
1908
Oct 23 Frank Mayfield             Sacramento, Ca                      D 20


*** Photo And Some Data Were Provided By Alan Knox ***

 

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

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