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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"

Jun  6 -Avery seconded Joe Daly vs Ed Kelly in New York
Jun  7 Hughey Boyle               near Brooklyn, NY                KO 12
          -Some sources report "Woodside, NY"; 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" on 8/27/90

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

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"

       Danny O'Conner                                               L   

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

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   

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

May  3 Terry McGovern             New York, NY                      L  4

Dec 21 Johnny Hines               Brooklyn, NY                     LK  2

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

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