Jim Daly

BORN    March 25 1867; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Fought out of Philadelphia and Boston)
HEIGHT  5-10 1/2 (Some sources report 5-9)
WEIGHT  140-180 lbs
MANAGER Billy Madden

 

Daly was a fairly good fighter in a period of great fighters and described as having a nice left hand and being "quick as a flash"; He was a one-time Heavyweight Champion of Pennsylvania and a boxer-wrestler who met such wrestlers as Jack Carkeek, Jack Hart, and Jack Murray; He also served as a trainer for Jim Corbett and sparring partner for Corbett and Jim Jeffries

During his career, Daly defeated such men as Bill Gabig, Tom McCarthy, Tom Lynch, Mike Brennan and Jack Stewart

1886
          -Daly met all-comers at various boxing clubs in Philadelphia, Pa
Nov  4 Ed Connors                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
          -Some sources report "John Connors"
Nov  8 Lem McGregor               Philadelphia, Pa                  L  4
Nov 20 Pete McCoy                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -Some sources report McCoy fought "Jimmy Dailey"
Dec 14 Bill Gabig                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 21 Bill Gabig                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1888
          -Daly traveled with Bill Muldoon's troupe and met
           all-comers as "Muldoon's Unknown"
Feb 20 Denny Kelliher             Philadelphia, Pa                  D 10 
       Billy Leedom               Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 20 Denny Kelliher             Boston, Ma                        D 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"

1889
Mar 18 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Houtzdale, Pa                   SCH   
           -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 22 Denny Kelliher             Boston, Ma                        L 15
          -Daly fought 13 rounds with a broken hand;
           Some sources report 2/18/89
May  4 Mike Boden                 Philadelphia, Pa                  D   
           -This was a boxing match; Both men were exhausted
May  4 Mike Boden                 Philadelphia, Pa                  L   
          -This was a wrestling match Graeco-Roman style;
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date        
May 25 Jack Keefe                 Guthrie, Ok                       W  6
Jul  1 Bill Gabig                                                  TK  6
Jul 15 Jack Fallon                Philadelphia, Pa                  D  6
Nov  5 Bill Gabig                 Fishkill, NY                     KO 11
          -Some sources report "Newburg, NY"; Some report "Highland Falls, NY"
Nov 27 Bill Gabig                 Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1890
Feb 28 Dominick McCaffrey         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  3
May 17 Mike Boden                 Atlantic City, NJ                LK 10
           -Some sources report "W 10"
Jun 16 "Denver" Ed Smith                                           LK  6
           -Police intervened; Some sources report "LT 7" 
Jun 26 Gus Lambert                New Orleans, La                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
       Jim Corbett                                                 EX   
          -Daly worked as a sparring partner for Corbett
           during the fall of 1890; They had numerous 
           sparring exhibitions
Oct 15 Jack Fallon                Harrisburg, Pa                    D  6

1891
Mar 19 Joe McAuliffe              Philadelphia, Pa                  W  6
          -Some sources report "Harrisburg, Pa";
           Daly lasted and a claimed win;
           McAuliffe claimed a draw
Mar 23 Peter Maher                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK   
Apr 30 Frank "Paddy" Slavin       New York, NY                     LK  2
Jun  9 Billy Leedom               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 23 Peter Maher                Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2
          -Some sources report "LK 1"

1891-1892
          -Daly worked with Jim Corbett in numerous sparring sessions

1892
Jan 14 Jim Corbett                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Jan 18 Jim Corbett                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Jan 20 Bill Gabig                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 25 Jim Corbett                Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -Corbett and Daly held several exhibitions in Boston
           in late Jan 1892
Mar  2 Tom Kelly                  Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
          -Daly knocked Kelly out
Mar  3 Dennis Dillon              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
          -Some sources report "W 2"
Mar  5 Jim Corbett                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
          -Some sources report 3/04/92
Mar  5 Joe Godfrey                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 21 Jim Corbett                New York, NY                     EX   
          -Corbett and Jim Daly sparred in New York several times
           during late Mar 1892
Apr  2 Jim Corbett                New York, NY                     EX   
Apr  4 Jim Corbett                Providence, RI                   EX  3
Apr  6 Jim Corbett                Hartford, Ct                     EX   
Apr    Jim Corbett                New Haven, Ct                    EX  3
          -Some sources report 4/06/92
Apr  8 Jim Corbett                Buffalo, NY                      EX  3
Apr 13 Jim Corbett                Rochester, NY                    EX   

Apr    -Sources report that Corbett sparred with Daly in
          Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Tacoma, and Portland

Apr 23 Mike Boden                 Chicago, Il                      EX   
Apr 23 Jim Corbett                Chicago, Il                      EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 28 Denis "Ike" Hayes          Helena, Mt                       TK  1
May 14 Jim Corbett                San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
May 19 Jim Corbett                San Francisco, Ca                EX   
May 30 Jim Corbett                Trinidad, Co                     EX   
Aug 20 Jim Corbett                Newark, NJ                       EX  3
Aug 20 Jim Corbett                Newark, NJ                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 25 Jim Corbett                Asbury Park, NJ                  EX   
Aug 29 Jim Corbett                New York, NY                     EX   
Sep  2 Jim Corbett                Asbury Park, NJ                  EX   
          -This was a wrestling match; Daly and Corbett
           got rough and an argument ensued
Sep  5 Jim Corbett                near Spartanburg, SC             EX   
Sep  5 Jim Corbett                near Gainsville, Fl              EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held on a "training car"
           which was part of a southbound train
Sep  5 Jim Corbett                New Orleans, La                  EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
           The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Sep 14 Jim Corbett                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Sep 15 Jim Corbett                Providence, RI                   EX   
Sep 16 Jim Corbett                Boston, Ma                       EX   
Sep 19 Jim Corbett                Hartford, Ct                     EX  3
Sep 21 Jim Corbett                Waverly, NJ                      EX   
Sep 22 Jim Corbett                Brooklyn, NY                     EX   
Sep 23 Jim Corbett                Waverly, NJ                      EX  3
Sep 23 Jim Corbett                Newburg, NY                      EX   
           -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
            The bout at Waverly, during the afternoon;
            The bout at Newburg, at night
Sep 26 Jim Corbett                Albany, NY                       EX  3
Sep 29 Jim Corbett                Buffalo, NY                      EX  3
          -One minute rounds were sparred
Dec 29 Tom McCarthy               Buffalo, NY                      KO 28

1893
Apr 19 Edward L. Buchanan         Bradford, Pa                     KO  3
Jun 22 Joe Butler                 Coney Island, NY                 LT  6
Jul    Jim Corbett                Chicago, Il                      EX   
          -Corbett boxed exhibitions at the "Chicago World's Fair" 
           during Jul 3-18 1893; Daly was likely his sparring partner

1894
Jan 22 Tom Lynch                  Buffalo, NY                      TK  2
Apr  5 Bob Fitzsimmons            Buffalo, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Apr 11 Mike Brennan               Boston, Ma                        D  4
          -Some sources report "Buffalo, NY"; 
          Some sources report "W 4"
May 11 Mike Brennan               Buffalo, NY                       W  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
May    Jim Corbett                Paris, Fr                        EX   
          -This bout was held during May-Jun 1894
Jul 28 Tom Lynch                  Buffalo, NY                      KO  1
          -Some sources report "Tom Lyncot";
           Some sources report "NC 1"
Sep 12 Paddy Brennan              Buffalo, NY                       W  6
Oct 15 Jack Stewart               London, Ont, Can                  W  4
Nov  1 Jack Slavin                Buffalo, NY                      WF  7
Nov  6 Frank "Paddy" Slavin       Buffalo, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Perhaps, this is the same as the 11/01/94 bout

1895
Jan 15 Frank Moynihan             Jamestown, NY                    KO  3
Aug 13 Jim Corbett                Buffalo, NY                      EX  3
Sep 30 Jim Corbett                New York, NY                     EX  1

1896
Jan 23 "Woburn" Tom McCarthy      Rochester, NY                    ND  4
Feb  3 Billy Leedom               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  7 Charles "Kid" McCoy        New York, NY                     LT  3

1898
Feb 17 Gus Ruhlin                 Akron, Oh                        EX   
Aug  7 Charles "Kid" McCoy        Saratoga Lake, NY                EX  4
Aug 10 Charles "Kid" McCoy        Saratoga Lake, NY                EX  4
Aug 11 Charles "Kid" McCoy        Saratoga Lake, NY                EX  4

1899
Mar 24 Broncho Bill               Buffalo, NY                       W 15
Apr  4 Jim Jeffries               Dayton, Oh                       EX   
Apr  5 Jim Jeffries               Kansas City, Mo                  EX  3
Apr  6 Jim Jeffries               St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
Apr  6 Jim Jeffries               St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  8 Jim Jeffries               St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
Apr  8 Jim Jeffries               St. Louis, Mo                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  9 Jim Jeffries               Chicago, Il                      EX  3
          -Daly sparred vs. Jim Jeffries for a week
Apr 17 Jim Jeffries               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3 
Apr 17 Jim Jeffries               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3 
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
           Daly sparred vs. Jim Jeffries for a week
May 30 Jim Jeffries               Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
May 31 Jim Jeffries               Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
Jun  5 Jim Jeffries               Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX   
Jun  7 Jim Jeffries               Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX  3 
Jun  7 Jim Jeffries               Loch Arbor, NJ                   EX  3 
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun 10 Jim Jeffries               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   
Jun 12 Jim Jeffries               Coney Island, NY                 EX  3
Jun 15 Jim Jeffries               New London, Ct                   EX  3
Jun 17 Jim Jeffries               New York, NY                     EX  3
Jul 10 Al Weinig                  Buffalo, NY                      LK  2

1894-1900
         -Daly became boxing instructor at the Buffalo (NY) Athletic Club

1900
Mar 27 Bob Fitzsimmons            Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  1


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

1886-1887
       Mike Boden                                                   W   

1887-1891
       Bill Gabig                 Highland Falls, NY                W  6
       Bob Farrell                Wilmington, De                   KO  3
       Tom Green                  New York, NY                     KO  2
       Tom Kelly                  Chicago, Il                      KO  7
       John Harrington            Long Island, NY                   W  5
       Pete Riley                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
       Jack Stewart               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  5
       Jack Ballard               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
       Jack Murray                Hontzdale, Pa                    KO  1
          -Perhaps, this bout was at "Honesdale, Pa"
       Jack Tracey                Harrisburg, Pa                   KO  3
       Jack Trainor               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
       Bill Brown                 Altoona, Pa                      KO  1
       Jack Horace                New York, NY                     KO  3
       Mike Cunningham            New York, NY                     KO  3
       Dick Harrington            Reading, Pa                       W  5
       Mike Boden                 Philadelphia, Pa                  W  5
       Mike Boden                 New York, NY                     KO  3
       Mike Boden                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
       Mike Boden                 New York, NY                      W  4
       Bob Caffrey                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
       Mike Monahan               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
       Bill Kraemer               Reading, Pa                      KO  1
       Patsy Farrell              Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
       Jack Brennan               Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  3

1892
       Jack Everhardt             Birmingham, (Eng ? Al ?)          L  2


*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

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