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Eddie Avery

BORN   1871; Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
WEIGHT 105-118 lbs

 

Avery was quick and scrappy; He won the Bantamweight Championship of America during his career

He defeated such men as Hughey Boyle, Ed Mulligan and Mike Leary
Undated (Prior to November 29 1891)
       Chip Reilly                                                 KO  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
       Billy Dwyer                                                 KO  1
       Jimmy Smith                                                 KO  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
       Billy Butler                                                KO  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"
       Joe Jackson                                                 KO  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"

1890
Jun  6 -Avery seconded Joe Daly vs Ed Kelly in New York
Jun  7 Hughey Boyle               Woodside, NY                     KO 12
          -Some sources report 6/09/90
Aug 25 Dave Benjamin              Brooklyn, NY                     ND   
Sep 26 Martin Flaherty            Hoboken, NJ                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; the outcome is not known
Oct 27 Hughey Boyle               Elizabeth, NJ                    EX   
          -Some sources report "ND"

1891
Dec  4 Michael "Chappie" Moran    New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Moran refused to fight because the purse 
          was not put up before the fight
Dec  4 Ed Mulligan                Middle Village, NY               KO  4
Dec 16 Kid Hogan                  Brooklyn, NY                      L  4

1892
Jan 24 George Pitts               Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
          -This was a "street" fight
Apr  2 Michael "Chappie" Moran    Brooklyn, NY                      D 10
          -This bout was promoted as a Bantamweight Championship 
          of the World contest; Queensberry rules were used; Some 
          sources report 108-lb Championship of the World;
          Other sources report 105-lb Championship of America;
          Skin-tight gloves were used; Moran was better; The 
          bout was declared a draw due to frequent fouling; 
          Police intervened in round eight when the men fell 
          to the floor; The crowd thought the fight had been 
          stopped; Reports vary - "D 9" - "NC 7" 
Apr 27 Adolph "Dolly" Lyons       New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 13 Adolph "Dolly" Lyons       Brooklyn, NY                     LK  3
Jul 15 Tommy "Spider" Kelly       New York, NY                     EX  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"

1892-1893
       Danny O'Conner                                               L   

1893
May 19 -Avery was in the Brooklyn (NY) Lee Avenue Police Court
          on a charge of beating his wife

1894
May 16 -Avery was in court about an altercation with
          Charlie Bohle, saloon keeper at North Fifth and 
          Berry streets, Brooklyn, NY
Aug 22 Jack McAuliffe             Long Island, NY                  EX   

1896
Oct 27 Mike Leary                 Maspeth, NY                      KO  5
Nov 28 un unnamed opponent        Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; the outcome is not known

1897
May  3 Terry McGovern             New York, NY                      L  4

1899
Dec 21 Johnny Hines               Brooklyn, NY                     LK  2

1900
May  7 Kid Walsh                  Danbury, Ct                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jul 17 Kid Coxey                  Brooklyn, NY                     LT  4


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

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