John "Rouse" O'Brien

BORN    April 7 1885; South Boston, Massachusetts (Some sources report April 17 1886)
HEIGHT  5-6 1/2
WEIGHT  128-135 lbs
RACE    White; Irish-American

 

O'Brien was a capable two-handed fighter who competed on a high level around the turn of the century

During his career, O'Brien defeated such men as Tommy Feltz, Emergency Kelly, Andy Daly, Tommy Scully, Abe "Kid" Goodman, and Dave Deshler

1903
Apr 20 Johnny "Young" Fitzgerald  Boston, Ma                        W  6
May  6 Ed White                   Boston, Ma                        L  6
Jun 19 Eddie Carr                 Boston, Ma                        L  6
Jun 22 Joe Hunter                 Boston, Ma                        W  6
Oct  2 Danny Murray               Boston, Ma                        W  6
Oct  5 Jimmy "Young" Boudreau     Boston, Ma                       KO  2
          -Some sources report "KO 4"
Oct  7 Kid Terrell                Boston, Ma                       TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Oct  9 Patsy McKenna              Boston, Ma                        D  8
Nov  6 Young Simms                Boston, Ma                       TK  2
Nov  9 Danny Murray               Roxbury, Ma                       W  6
Nov 26 Kid Lewis                  Roxbury, Ma                      WF  4
Dec  2 Patsy McKenna              Boston, Ma                        W 12
Dec 18 Young Cahill               Boston, Ma                        W  6
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
Dec 22 Danny Murray               Boston, Ma                       TK  6

1904
Jan  8 Patsy McKenna              Boston, Ma                       TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Feb 22 Johnny Lynch               New Bedford, Ma                  KO  5
Mar 31 Al Delmont                 Fitchburg, Ma                     L 12
Apr 22 Tommy Scully               Chicago, Il                      LK  5
May  7 Kid Taylor                 Chicago, Il                       W  6
May 14 Kid Taylor                 Chicago, Il                       D  6
Jun 27 Johnny Lynch               Cambridge, Ma                     W  6
Aug  4 Eddie Carr                 Marlboro, Ma                      W  8
Aug 22 Al Delmont                 Cambridge, Ma                     D  9
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Oct  3 Eddie Carr                 Cambridge, Ma                     W 10
Oct 20 Peter "Young" Kelly        Cambridge, Ma                     D 10
Oct 21 Tony Lewis                 Brockton, Ma                     KO  2
Nov 10 Emergency Kelly            Cambridge, Ma                    WF  2
          -Some sources report "WF 1" vs "Young" Kelly
Nov 28 Emergency Kelly            Cambridge, Ma                     W 10
          -Some sources report "Young" Kelly
Dec 19 Andy Daly                  Cambridge, Ma                     W 10

1905
Feb 20 Pinky Evans                Brockton, Ma                      D 15
Mar 17 Kid Taylor                 Chelsea, Ma                       W 15
Apr 10 Tommy Feltz                Portland, Me                     ND 12
Apr 19 Tommy Feltz                Chelsea, Ma                       W 15
May 22 Tommy Scully               Brockton, Ma                     KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Oct 14 Frank "Kid" Carsey         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 18 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 30 Johnny Dwyer               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 16 Tommy O'Toole              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1906
Jan 20 Johnny Dwyer               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 29 Johnny Dwyer               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 22 Frank "Kid" Carsey         Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 12 Chester Goodwin            Chelsea, Ma                       D 15
Apr  7 Grover Hayes               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 16 Johnny Allen               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/15/06
May  5 Jack Langdon               Philadlephia, Pa                 ND  6
May 24 Chester Goodwin            Chelsea, Ma                       L 15
Oct 23 Matty Baldwin              Chelsea, Ma                      ND 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Dec 25 Young Kloby                Lawrence, Ma                      D 12

1907
Jan 26 Johnny Allen               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  7 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Thornton, RI                      W 15
Mar 11 Matty Baldwin              Thornton, RI                     ND 15
          -Some sources report "D 15" on 3/31/07
May 16 Kid Stinger                New York, NY                     ND  6
May 22 Johnny Marto               New York, NY                     ND  6
May 23 Robert "Bert" Keyes        New York, NY                     ND  6
Jun  1 Kid Stinger                New York, NY                     ND  6
Jun  6 Harry Ferns                New York, NY                     ND  6
Jun 12 Johnny Dwyer               New York, NY                     ND  6
Jun 28 "Harlem" Tommy Murphy      New York, NY                     ND  6
          -Some sources report "LK 6"
Jul    Jack Britton                                                ND  6
Sep 20 Willie Moody               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  8 Dave Deshler               Chelsea, Ma                       W 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Oct 22 Young Donahue              Cheslea, Ma                       L 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Nov  5 Dick Nelson                Chelsea, Ma                       L 10
          -Some sources report "ND-D 10" at "Boston, Ma";
          Some sources report 11/08/07
Nov  6 "Battling" Bill Hurley     New York, NY                     ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Nov 20 Dave Deshler               Boston, Ma                        D 12

1908
Jan  1 Jack Goodman               New York, NY                     ND  6
Jan 15 Abe "Kid" Goodman          New York, NY                     ND  6
Apr  2 Willie Mango               New York, NY                     LT  3

1910
Apr 28 George Alger               Augusta, Me                      ND  6

1911
Feb 23 Johnny Baker               Bronx, NY                        ND 10
Apr 25 Milburn "Young" Saylor     Indianapolis, In                 LT  6
May  5 Johnny Ritchie             Terre Haute, In                  ND 10


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

1905
       Frank "Kid" Carsey                                          ND   

1907
May 26 Robert "Bert" Keyes        New York, NY                     ND  6


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