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Bill Dunn

BORN c 1864; New York, New York; fought out of Bayonne, New Jersey (Some sources report Brooklyn, New York; Some report England)
WEIGHT 158-165 lbs

Dunn was a sturdy, scrappy fighter out of New Jersey; He fought primarily at middleweight poundage but took on heavyweights frequently and was often referred to as a heavyweight

Dunn had a good reputation as a fighter but some data is contradictory; If anyone comes across conclusive data, please contact Tracy Callis

1886
Feb 24 Jack Fallon                  Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Mar 20 Dave Campbell                Philadelphia, Pa                  L  4
          -Some sources report "D 5"
Mar 24 Jack Fallon                  Philadelphia, Pa                  L  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"; Perhaps, this is the 2/24/86 bout ?
Jun 12 Dick Collier                 Philadelphia, Pa                  L  4
Nov  3 "Brooklyn" Paddy Smith       near New York, NY                KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 3" on 11/13/86; Was this a second bout ?
Nov  4 Jack Smith                   New York, NY                     KO  3
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Dec  7 Jack King                    Philadelphia, Pa                  W  1
Dec  9 John P. Clow                 Philadelphia, Pa                  L  4
Dec 16 Jack Ashton                  Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2
          -Some sources report "L 2"

1887
Jan  1 Tommy Kelly                                                    W  4
Jan 11 Jack Burke                   Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Jan 29 Denny Killen                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  2
Mar 19 -Dunn refereed the Jack Fallon-Jack Dougherty bout in Philadelphia, Pa
Mar 24 Charles McCarthy             Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  1
Mar 26 Charles McCarthy             Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  1
Mar 28 Frank Syffle                 Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Apr 18 -Dunn seconded Mike Boden vs Jim Glynn in Long Island City, NY
Oct 29 George LaBlanche             Hoboken, NJ                       L  3

1888
Jan 31 Jack Fallon                  Jersey City, NJ                  EX   
Feb  8 Jack Fallon                  New York, NY                      L  6
May 22 Chris Watson                 Troy, NY                         KO  8
          -Some sources report 5/23/1888
Sep    Jim Donnelly                                                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  1 Denny Kelliher               Wilmington, De                   TK  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"

1889
Jan 26 Jack Smith                   New York,NY                      ND   
Feb    Jack Smith                   New York,NY                       W   
Mar    Jack Smith                                                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 20 Billy Leedom                 New York, NY                      L   
          -Some sources report "EX"
Mar 23 -Dunn seconded Jack Flynn vs Thomas Miles at Staten Island, NY
Apr    Jack Smith                                                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held
Jul  1 Frank Syffle                                                   W  4

1890
Jan 30 Edward Ellinger                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 27 Edward Ellinger              Jersey City, NJ                  KO  3
Jul  1 Jack Smith                                                    KO  7
Jul 11 James Dwyer                  Sandy Hook, NJ                   KO  3

1891
Jun  1 Pete McCoy                                                     D  9
Oct 20 Jack Glynn                   Jersey City, NJ                   D  3
Nov 28 Charley Strong               New York, NY                     KO  2

1892
Jan  4 Frank Craig                  Stamford, Ct                     KO  3
Feb 14 Jack Slavin                  New York, NY                      D  6
Apr  2 Harry Newmier                New York, NY                      D  6
Apr  9 Frank Craig                  New York, NY                      D  6
Apr 30 Harry Newmier                Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Newmier did not show
Apr 30 Frank Craig                  New York, NY                      D  8
          -The previous 2 bouts were reportedly scheduled for the same date
Nov 19 Tom Davis                    New York, NY                      D   

1887-1893
       James Glynn                  Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Police intervened

1893
Mar 25 Fred Woods                   Philadelphia, Pa              ND-L  6
Sep 25 Fred Morris                  Coney Island, NY               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled

1894
Apr 10 Frank Craig                  New York, NY                     LK  1
Oct 29 Fred Morris                  near Washington, DC              LK 13
          -Some sources report "Baltimore, Md"

1896
Feb    Tom Kelly                                                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
       Al Rogers                    New York, NY                     ND  6
Jun 12 Billy "Shadow" Maber         New York, NY                     LK  2

1897
Jun 21 Mike Brennan                 Staten Island, NY                 D 10

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

Undated
       Mike Boden                                                     ?   
          -Dunn suffered a broken hand
       Pete McCoy                   Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Dunn had a broken hand
       Jack Dougherty               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
       John W. Dickerson            Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
       Lew Cramer                   Philadelphia, Pa                  W  2
       Ned Foster                   Philadelphia, Pa                  W  2
       Jim Dougherty                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  3
       Ned McCann                   Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
       Joe Farrell                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W  7
       Henry Andrews                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  1
       John W. Dickerson            Philadelphia, Pa                  W  2
       Bob Jackson                  Jersey City, NJ                   W  8
       Frank Patterson              Jersey City, NJ                   W  5
       Paddy Duffy                  Philadelphia, Pa                  D   
          -Some sources report "W 4"

*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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