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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Tom "Soap" McAlpine
(Thomas McAlpine)

BORN   December 25 1844; New York, New York
DIED August 9 1891; New York, New York
WEIGHT 140-160 lbs

McAlpine was a good boxer and a solid hitter

Nov    Barney Harris              Virginia City, Nv                KO  10
          -Some sources report "KO 14"

Aug 21 George Barnes              Idaho City, Id                   KO   9
          -Some sources report "KO 13"

Jun 20 Johnny "Chicken" Devine    San Francisco, Ca                KO 105
          -Devine was also known as the "Shanghai Chicken'"
       Burns                      Sacramento, Ca                   KO  16
          -Burns was a local blacksmith

Feb 11 Jack Lynch                 Pleasant Ranch, Ca               KO   8
          -This bout was held near San Francisco, Ca
Apr 13 Johnny McElroy             Point Isabel, Ca                  D 108
          -This bout was called due to darkness

May 14 Johnny "Young" Boyne       Fighting Isle, Mi                KO  26
          -Some sources report "KO 15" at "Detroit, Mi";
           Boyne was also known as "Mackey's Novice"
Dec 17 Fred Bussey                Lansing Station, In              WF  75

Sep 25 Johnny Mulligan            near Green Bay, Wi                W  91
          -Some sources report "D 19"

        -McAlpine retired from boxing in contests (only to return later)

May 25 -McAlpine was an umpire for Tim Collins vs Billy Edwards in Long Island, New York
Nov 30 -McAlpine seconded Joe Coburn vs Jem Mace in Bay St. Louis, Louisiana

       "San Francisco" Dutch Sam  San Francisco, Ca                 L    

       Barney Farley              San Francisco, Ca                 L  88

May 11 George Sharp               Oakland, Ca                     SCH    
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr  2 James Rodda                Nevada City, Ca                  WF  11
Sep    -McAlpine trained Jack Murphy vs Barney Campbell in Virginia City, Nv

Apr 25 Johnny Reilly              New York, NY                     EX    
Oct  1 Con Morris                 Chicago, Il                       D   4
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Dec 10 Frank Olivers              Chicago, Il                      KO    
          -Some sources report "EX" vs "Frank Owens"

Apr 24 Professor McCarthy         New York, NY                     EX   2
May 16 -McAlpine was an umpire for Charlie Norton vs Jim Frawley in New York, New York
Jun    -McAlpine was managing/training Frank White
Nov 10 Harry Monroe               New York, NY                     EX   3
Nov 16 Fred Connors               New York, NY                     EX   3
Nov 30 Jimmy Murray               New York, NY                     EX    

Mar 27 -McAlpine was arrested in Troy, NY for arranging a fight between 
           Paddy Connors and Black Diamond
Apr 18 C.A.C. Smith               Schenectady, NY                  EX   3
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Aug 14 -McAlpine seconded Jack Boylan vs "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey in New York, NY
Sep 17 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New York, NY                      D  4

Jul    George Taylor              New York, NY                     EX    
          -This bout was probably held during Jul-Aug 1884;
           Perhaps, it was held 02/08/1884
Oct    W.H. Butt                  Minneapolis, Mn                  EX   
Oct 27 Thomas Jefferson           St. Paul, Mn                      L   4
Nov  1 John S. Barnes             near St. Paul, Mn                LK   7
          -Some sources report "LK 4" in "Red Rock, Mn"

Feb  1 Young Kerrigan             Milwaukee, Wi                    EX   3
Feb  1 Chris Murphy               Milwaukee, Wi                    EX   3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

Jan 20 Jack Kirby                 near Rochester, NY               LT   2
          -Some sources report 01/23/1886; McAlpine threw up his hands, 
           said he was not in condition to fight and left the ring
Jan 21 -Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle reported there was no fight 
           between McAlpine and Kirby
Jul 25 John Lawrence              Detroit, Mi                      EX    
Aug  6 -Boston (Ma) Globe reported McAlpine was the boxing instructor at the 
           Detroit (Mi) Royal Gymnasium
Sep 16 Mike Gainey                Terre Haute, In                  EX    

*** Much Data And Photo Was Provided By William Schutte ***

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