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Mike "Twin" Sullivan

BORN   September 23 1878; Cambridge, Massachusetts
DIED October 31 1937; Cambridge, Massachusetts (Some sources report October 9 1951; Phoenix, Arizona)
HEIGHT.. 5-10
WEIGHT 142-155 lbs
MANAGER Jack Doyle
Sullivan was a scrappy competitor who lacked the knockout punch but was clever and game; Mike was a brother of Dan Sullivan and the "twin" brother of Jack Sullivan

Among those he defeated during his career were Gus Gardner, Otto Sieloff, Jimmy Gardner, Billy "Honey" Mellody, Terry Martin, Harry Wuest and Paddy Lavin
1901
Mar    Jack Dwyer               Boston, Ma                            W 10
Apr  8 Belfield Walcott         Boston, Ma                            W 10
       Tom Devine                                                     W  6
       Billy Thrower                                                 KO  5
       Frank McLean                                                  KO  2
       Frank Scott                                                   KO  3
       Jack Mumford                                                  KO  4
       Billy Berkley                                                 LF  4

1902
Jan 20 Joe Flaherty               Boston, Ma                          W  6
Jan 21 Jack McKeever              Bath, Me                           TK 14
Apr 17 Arthur Cote                Lewiston, Me                        W 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Apr 19 Tim Kearns                 Boston, Ma                          D  6
May  5 Billy Gardner              Boston, Ma                          D  6
May  9 Arthur Cote                Biddeford, Me                       W 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Jun 25 Dan Littlejohn             St. John, NB, Canada               TK  9
Jul  3 Jack Carrig                Boston, Ma                          D  6
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Sep 16 Belfield Walcott           Bath, Me                            D 15
          -Some sources report "W 15"
Sep 23 Belfield Walcott           Bath, Me                            D 15
Dec 18 Jimmy Gardner              Bellows Falls, Vt                   D 15

1903
Jan 27 Jimmy Gardner              Boston, Ma                         NC  5
          -Some sources report "ND 5"
Feb 24 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                         ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Mar 24 George "Elbows" McFadden   Boston, Ma                         ND 12
          -Some sources report "D 12"
Nov 14 Willie Fitzgerald          Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 31 Jack Blackburn             Chelsea, Ma                         D 15

1904
Mar 26 Dick Fitzpatrick           Chicago, Il                         W  6
Apr  8 Billy Moore                Chicago, Il                         W  6
May 12 Sammy Phillips             St. Louis, Mo                      KO  5
May 16 Gus Gardner                Toledo, Oh                         TK 10
          -Some sources report "TK 8"
Sep 30 Joe Angell                 San Francisco, Ca                  KO  7

1905
Mar 24 Otto Sieloff               Lewiston, Me                       TK  5
Apr 27 Tom Corcoran               Portland, Me                       KO  4
          -Some sources report "Tommy Cochrane"
Jul 19 Peter Sullivan             Providence, RI                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Jul 19 Beth McLeod                St. John, NB, Canada               TK  6
          -Some sources report 7/20/05
Sep 15 Joe Gans                   Baltimore, Md                       D 15
          -Some sources report 9/16/05
Nov 24 Jimmy Gardner              San Francisco, Ca                   W 20

1906
Jan 19 Joe Gans                   San Franciso, Ca                   LK 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Mar 17 Joe Gans                   Los Angeles, Ca                    LT 10
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Apr 18 Rube Smith                 Pueblo, Co                         KO 18
Jul  3 Rube Smith                 Pueblo, Co                          D 10
Aug 15 Rube Smith                 Denver, Co                          D 20
Sep  3 Jack Dougherty             Butte, Mt                          KO 19

1907
Feb 21 Harry Lewis                Denver, Co                          L 10
Apr 23 Billy "Honey" Mellody      Los Angeles, Ca                     W 20
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by California state)
Oct 31 Frank Fields               Goldfield, Nv                      TK 20
          -Some sources report this bout as a Welterweight
           Championship of the World contest; Some sources
           report "W 20 on 11/01/07
Nov 27 Kid Farmer                 Los Angeles, Ca                    KO 13
          -Some sources report this bout as a Welterweight
           Championship of the World contest

1908
Feb 22 Stanley Ketchel            Colma, Ca                          LK  1
          -Many sources report that Ketchel was recognized 
           as Middleweight Champion following this bout
Apr 22 Jimmy Gardner              Vernon, Ca                          W 25
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
           (as recognized by California state)
Jul 23 Tom Foley                  Sydney, NS, Canada                  W 10
          -Some sources report 7/27/08 at "Halifax, NS, Canada"
Oct    -Sullivan relinquished the Welterweight Championship
Nov  5 Allen Mahoney              Halifax, NS, Canada                TK  8

1909
May 26 Kyle Whitney               San Francisco, Ca                   D 20
          
			-Some sources report 5/25/09
Jul 13 Kid Krantz                 Oakland, Ca                         D  6
Sep 21 Terry Martin               Boston, Ma                          W 12
Nov 29 Jimmy Gardner              New Haven, Ct                      ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 12" at "Cambridge, Ma"

1910
Feb  4 Jimmy Clabby               Milwaukee, Wi                      ND 10
Aug 25 Dennis Tighe               Scranton, Pa                       ND 10
Sep  1 Paddy Lavin                Buffalo, NY                        ND 10
Oct  6 Paddy Lavin                Buffalo, NY                        ND 10

1911
Jan  2 Thomas "Young" Loughrey    Buffalo, NY                        ND 10
Jan 17 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)    Buffalo, NY                        ND 10
Mar 10 Bob Moha                   Milwaukee, Wi                      ND 10
Mar 17 Jack Dillon                Buffalo, NY                        ND 10
Jun  3 Jimmy Clabby               Buffalo, NY                        ND 10
Jun 12 Kid Henry                  Albany, NY                         LT  2
          -Some sources report 6/13/11

1912
Apr 29 Harry Wuest                Cincinnati, Oh                      W 10
Dec 20 Joe Baker                  St. John, NB, Canada               KO  1

1913
Jan  5 Jim Kince                  St. John, NB, Canada               KO  5
Jan 22 Jack Tresser               St. John, NB, Canada               KO  4
Nov 14 Joe Geary                  Portland, Me                       ND  6
Dec 15 an unnamed opponent        Dover, NH                          KO  2
          -Some sources report "Paddy Lavin"

1914
Jan  1 Mickey McIntyre            Glace Bay, NS, Canada               W 12
          -Some sources report "L 12" vs "Roddy McDonald"
Feb 14 Roddy MacDonald            Halifax, NS, Canada                LK  4


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

1901
Dec 12 Belfield Walcott           Boston, Ma                          W 10

1911
Feb  2 Thomas "Young" Loughrey    Buffalo, NY                        ND 10

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