Horace M. Leeds

BORN    November 1 1865; Atlantic City, New Jersey (Some sources report 1867)
HEIGHT  5-8
WEIGHT  135-145 lbs
MANAGERS Dominick McCaffrey, Charles Glori

 

Leeds was a crafty boxer who used excellent footwork; He focused on avoiding blows by moving in and out; Leeds began his athletic career by helping to train and box with many of the well-known pugilists who worked out in Atlantic City

During his boxing career, he defeated such men as Billy Young, "Wilmington" Jack Daly, Charles "Bull" McCarthy, and Isadore Strauss

Undated
       Hite Peckham                                               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1885-1890
       Willie Clark               Atlantic City, NJ                EX   
       Al O'Brien                 Atlantic City, NJ                EX   
       Billy Leedom               Atlantic City, NJ                EX   
       John Clark                 Atlantic City, NJ                EX   
       Dominick McCaffrey         Atlantic City, NJ                EX   
       Jim Corbett                Atlantic City, NJ                EX   

1890
Dec 17 Joe Harman                 New York, NY                      W   
Dec 20 Jim Rice                   New York, NY                      W   
          -Leeds won the Championship Competition of the Amateur 
          Athletic Union; Some reports state Leeds lost but should   
          have won; Rice was battered

1891-1892
          -Leeds met and defeated many amateur boxers

1892
Feb 27 Jim Rice                   Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but fell through
May  7 John Easley                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 18 Jerry Buckley              Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 26 Frank Reed                 Atlantic City, NJ                EX   

1893
Jan  5 P. Mallon                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W   
Jan  5 J. Kalien                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W   
Jan  5 William Pfeiffer           Philadelphia, Pa                  W  1
          -The previous 3 bouts were part of the National AAU
          Lightweight Preliminaries (135 lbs)
Jan  7 Jimmy A. Carr              Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  1
          -National AAU Lightweight Championship (135 lbs);
Feb    Al O'Brien                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
          -Leeds was a sparring partner for O'Brien during 
          late Jan-early Feb 1893; A number of bouts were held
Feb 16 Al O'Brien                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
       Horace McDonnell           Atlantic City, NJ                ND  3
Apr  1 Jack McAuliffe             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jul  4 Al O'Brien                 New York, NY                     ND  6
Aug 15 Billy Young                Atlantic City, NJ                 W  4
          -Police intervened
Aug 19 Owen Ziegler               Atlantic City, NJ                 D  4
          -Some sources report "Coney Island, NY"
Oct  9 Billy Ernst                Coney Island, NY                 KO  8
Oct 14 Dominick McCaffrey         Reading, Pa                      EX   
Nov    Dominick McCaffrey         Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 21 John Clark                 Lancaster, Pa                    EX  3

1894
Feb    "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Washington, DC                  SCH   
          -This bout was tentatively scheduled but not held;
          This man was actually "Cornelius T. Moriarty"
Mar 10 Ed Myers                   Atlantic City, NJ                EX   
Mar 22 John Clark                 New York, NY                     EX   
Aug 19 Owen Ziegler               Atlantic City, NJ                ND  4
          -Some sources report "D 4" on 8/20/94
Nov 15 "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Wilmington, De                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
          This man was "Cornelius T. Moriarty"
Dec 11 "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Wilmington, De                    W  3

1895
Jan 21 -Leeds met all-comers in Philadelphia, Pa during the week Jan 21-26
Jan 24 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jan 26 Charles McKeever           Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Feb  2 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Feb  8 -Leeds was scheduled to spar at Philadelphia, Pa
Mar  4 Young Griffo               Coney Island, NY                  L 12
          -Some sources report "ND 12"
Mar 17 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Apr 29 -Leeds seconded Thomas Roberts vs Frank Livingstone in Atlantic City, NJ
Jul 24 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Aug 10 Owen Ziegler               Sea Isle City, NJ               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  3 -Leeds was scheduled to spar at Philadelphia, Pa
       Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                  L  6

1896
Mar 30 Jack Everhardt             Maspeth, NY                      LK 15
May  3 Billy Ernst                Brooklyn, NY                      W  8
Aug 15 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Atlantic City, NJ                 L  4

1897
Feb 15 Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 28 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 3/01/97
Mar 21 Maurice Hagerstrom         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 3/22/97
Apr 12 Isadore Strauss            Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  5
Aug  7 Young Griffo               Atlantic City, NJ                ND  4

1898
Jun 17 John "Young" Mahoney       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

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