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Johnny Ritchie

BORN 1870; Resided in Chicago, Illinois
DIED October 28 1906; near Poway, California (hunting accident)
WEIGHT 115-123 lbs

Johnny was a brother of Clarence Ritchie

1895
Sep 16 Charles Smith                St. Louis, Mo                    KO 23

1896
Nov 15 Andy King                    St. Louis, Mo                     D 15

1897
Jun  5 Joe Bateman                  New York, NY                      W 10
Aug 10 Paul Kelly                   Troy, NY                          D 10
Aug 24 Kid Kerwin                   Schenectady, NY                  ND 10
Oct 11 Fred Hamp                    Buffalo, NY                      KO  5
Oct 31 Jim Smith                    Toronto, Ont, Canada              W  6
Dec 27 Joe Dawson                   Buffalo, NY                      TK  5

1898
Jan 15 Eddie Sprague                Chicago, Il                      LT  3
Jan 29 Reddy Dwyer                  Chicago, Il                       W  3
Jan 29 Harry Forbes                 Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 12 George Whittaker             Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report "John Whittaker"
Feb 21 Joe Bertrand                 Chicago, Il                       W  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Mar  7 Walter Bloom                 Chicago, Il                       W  6
Mar 26 Jimmy Barry                  Chicago, Il                       L  6
Apr 18 Eddie Sprague                Chicago, Il                       D  6
Apr 23 Harry Forbes                 Chicago, Il                       D  6
May 14 Billy Rotchford              Chicago, Il                       L  6
Aug 13 Jimmy Barry                  Chicago, Il                       D  6
Oct  8 Kid Mumford                  Chicago, Il                      KO  3
Nov 12 John Henry Johnson           Chicago, Il                       W  6
Nov 14 George Whittaker             Chicago, Il                      ND  4
Nov 21 Jack Lewis                   Chicago, Il                      ND  4
Nov 26 Eddie Sprague                Chicago, Il                       D  6

1899
Jan 16 Patsy Haley                  Chicago, Il                      WF  4
Jan 21 Patsy Haley                  Chicago, Il                       D  6
Feb 11 George James                 St. Louis, Mo                     W 15
          -James posed as "John Henry Johnson" for this bout;
           Some sources report 2/12/1899
Apr 15 Patsy Haley                  Cincinnati, Oh                   KO 10
Jul  1 Terry McGovern               Tuckahoe, NY                     LK  3
Jul  8 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan    Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Aug  5 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan    Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Aug 18 Jerry Barnett                New York, NY                     TK  3
Sep 25 Tim Callahan                 Brooklyn, NY                      L 20
Nov 27 Casper Leon                  Memphis, Tn                       D  4
          -Leon suffered a broken arm

1900
May 30 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan    Paterson, NJ                      L 15
          -Some sources report "L 10"
Nov 21 Lew Ryall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 15 Johnny Reagan                Chicago, Il                       D  6

1901
Jan 26 Jack O'Keefe                 East St. Louis, Il                W  6
Mar 19 Tommy Mowatt                 Memphis, Tn                      KO 12
          -Some sources report "TK 13"
Apr 22 Benny Yanger                 Memphis, Tn                       D 20
Jul  3 Oscar Gardner                South Omaha, Ne                   W 20

1902
May 23 Mike Bartley                 South Omaha, Ne                   D 20

1903
Oct  9 Billy Snailham               Victoria, BC, Canada              L 20
Nov 25 George Curran                San Francisco, Ca                 D  4

1904
Feb 16 Billy DeCoursey              San Diego, Ca                    KO 13
Mar 29 Billy DeCoursey              San Diego, Ca                    LF  8
          -Reports vary - "NC 8" - "LF 8" - "LF 11"
May  6 Benny "Kid" Solomon          San Diego, Ca                    WF  9
Oct  5 Billy Snailham               San Diego, Ca                     D 20
          -Featherweight Championship of the Pacific Coast"

1906
Sep 14 Billy DeCoursey              San Diego, Ca                    LK 45
          -Many fans thought it was a low blow that downed Ritchie

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

1898
       Joe Bertrand                 Chicago, Il                      LK  3

1899
       Tony Moran                   New York, NY                      D   

1901
Feb  3 Tommy Mowatt                 Memphis, Tn                      KO 12

1903
Dec    George Curran                San Francisco, Ca                KO  2

*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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