Joe Cain

BORN    June 19 1875; Brooklyn, New York
HEIGHT  5-7
WEIGHT  126-130 lbs

 

Cain was a scrappy competitor who was popular in the Brooklyn and New York area in the late 1890s

During his career, Cain defeated such men as Jimmy Bates, Cliff Valentine, Marty McCue, George Jansen and Jimmy Reilly - and fought draws with McCue, Andy Rambo, Billy Whistler, Tommy White, Joe Fairburn, Jack Hamilton, Willie Fitzgerald

1896
Jun 14 Jack McDonough             Brooklyn, NY                      W  4
Jul 21 Frank Higgins              Brooklyn, NY                     KO  3
Aug  7 George Connolly            Greenpoint, NY                    W  4
Oct 12 Jack McCarthy              Maspeth, NY                      KO 14
Dec 12 Jack Conway                Brooklyn, NY                     KO  5

1897
Sep 20 Charles McNally            Brooklyn, NY                     WF  3
       -Some sources report "KO 3" on 9/07/97
Oct  4 Jack "Young" Kemp          Brooklyn, NY                     TK  3
       -Some sources report 10/01/97
Oct 11 Marty McCue                Brooklyn, NY                      D 10
       -Some sources report 10/05/97
Oct 28 "New York" Jack O'Brien    Maspeth, NY                      LK  9
       -Some sources report "LK 8";
        Some sources report 10/12/97
Nov 22 Mike Strecker              Brooklyn, NY                     TK  4
       -Some sources report 11/07/97;
        Some sources report "Mike Streeber"
Dec 23 Andy Rambo                 Brooklyn, NY                      D 10

1898
Jan 11 Jack Waldron               Trenton, NJ                       D  6
       -Some sources report 1/06/98 at "Brooklyn, NY 
Jan 20 Jim Bates                  Brooklyn, NY                     KO  4
Feb  7 Cliff Valentine            Trenton, NJ                      KO  4
       -Some sources report "KO 3"
Feb 22 Jack Whirworth             Trenton, NJ                       W  4
Mar 21 Jimmy Doyle                Trenton, NJ                       D 20
       -Some sources report "D 15"
Mar 28 George Worth               Brooklyn, NY                     KO  3
Apr    Jack Burge                                                  KO  4 
Apr    Jim Ryan                                                    KO  3
Jun  4 Billy Whistler             Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Jun  4 Joe Hopkins                Brooklyn, NY                      D 10
       -The previous 2 bouts are reported;
        Were they held the same date ?
Jun 18 Marty McCue                Brooklyn, NY                      W 20
Aug 18 George "Elbows" McFadden   Brooklyn, NY                      L 20
Sep    Tommy Ryan                                                  ND  6
Sep    Mike Kenny                                                  KO  5
Sep    Pete Hughes                                                 KO 11
Sep 22 "New York" Jack O'Brien    Brooklyn, NY                      D 14
       -This bout was stopped due to heavy slugging;
        Various sources report "LT 14" and "L 14"

1899
Jan 14 Tommy White                Chicago, Il                       D  6
Jan    Ed Sullivan                                                  W  3
Jan    Kid Baxter                                                   W  4
Jan    George Mott                                                  W  2
Jan    Kid Baxter                                                   D  4
Feb 10 Tommy White                Chicago, Il                       D  6
Feb    George Mott                                                  W  4
Feb    Walter Nolan                                                 D  4
Feb    Jack Purcell                                                KO  2
Mar  2 Eddie Santry               Chicago, Il                       L  6
       -Some sources report 3/03/99
May  6 Billy Whistler             Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
May 13 Joe Fairburn               Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
May 27 Jack Hamilton              Brooklyn, NY                     LK 11
Jul  1 George Jansen              Brooklyn, NY                     KO 19
Jul 29 Jack Hamilton              Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Sep  9 Shadow Morris              Brooklyn, NY                      W 20
Sep 28 Marty McCue                New York, NY                      L 25
       -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Oct  7 Joe Fairburn               Brooklyn, NY                      D 25
       -Some sources report "D 20"
Oct 23 Marty McCue                Brooklyn, NY                      D 25
Nov 30 Marty McCue                Brooklyn, NY                      D 25

1900
Jan 22 Harry Lyons                Brooklyn, NY                     LT 25
       -Some sources report "LK 20" at "Chicago, Il" on 1/30/00
Feb  3 Percy McIntyre             Brooklyn, NY                     NC  4
       -Some sources report "ND 5"
Feb 10 Willie Fitzgerald          Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
       -Some sources report "D 25"
Mar 10 Jimmy Reilly               Brooklyn, NY                     KO 14
Mar 31 Willie Fitzgerald          Brooklyn, NY                     LK 18
Apr 27 Willie Fitzgerald          Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Jun  9 Harry Lyons                Brooklyn, NY                      L  9
       -Police intervened; Some sources report "LK 8"
Jul  7 George Jansen              Brooklyn, NY                     KO  6
       -Some sources report "New York, NY"
Oct  9 Harry Lyons                Baltimore, Md                    LT  9

1906
Jun  7 Buck Lincoln               Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  4

1908
Apr 28 Kid Ford                   Boston, Ma                       LT  2


*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1900
Jun 21 Willie Fitzgerald          Brooklyn, NY                     LK 14

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