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Billy Bachman

HEIGHT 5-6
WEIGHT 115-120 lbs

Bachman was a talented and capable fighter who fought mostly in Philadelphia at a time when most bouts were judged as "no decision" contests; In the majority of these contests, he "bested" his man; Were these called wins, he would have many to his credit

1892
Apr 15 E.I. Trampe                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Apr 16 Thomas Fannasy              Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 29 J. Levy                     Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Nov    James Edwards               Washington, DC                   L  4
Nov 23 J.P. Woolery                Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Nov 28 -Bachman was scheduled to appear in a boxing show at
          Philadelphia, Pa (Academy of Music); However, he was
          not mentioned in a write-up of the night's results
Dec  1 Mike Hallahan               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  3
Dec  3 James Edwards               Washington, DC                   L  3
          -Some sources report "W. Edwards"

1893
Jan  5 -Bachman was entered in the AAU Championships at Philadelphia, Pa
Jan 28 Thomas Quinn                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Some sources report "John Quinn"
Feb  4 John Quinn                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Feb 15 Joseph McCann               Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Feb 15 Jimmy McHale                Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Feb 22 Jack Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled; Tim Murphy replaced Sullivan
Feb 22 Tim Murphy                  Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but Bachman did not fight;
           James Edwards substituted for him against Murphy
Mar  6 Jack Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Mar 22 Barney Reilly               Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but Bachman did not fight;
           The Schuylkill Navy AC threatened to cancel his next fight if he fought
Mar 25 James Edwards               Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled; Edwards was ill
Mar 25 Barney Gillespie            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Apr  1 Joseph Begley               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  3
Aug  8 -Bachman was scheduled to box in Norristown, Pa
Aug 26 Jack Lynch                  Atlantic City, NJ              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 14 Jack Lynch                  Lancaster, Pa                   ND   
Sep 16 Jacob Lynch                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
          -Perhaps, this man was "Jack Lynch"
Sep 30 -Bachman was scheduled to box in Philadelphia, Pa
Oct  9 John Clark                  Philadelphia, Pa                EX   
Oct 20 Walter Campbell             Gloucester City, NJ             EX   
Oct 23 Adam Ryan                   Gloucester City, NJ             ND   
Oct 28 Jimmy McHale                Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 31 Charles Patterson           Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Nov  4 Jimmy McHale                Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1892-1894
       Harry Mann                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4

1894
Aug 18 -Bachman was scheduled to box in Philadelphia, Pa
Aug 27 Jack Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Aug 28 Jack Lynch                  Camden, NJ                      ND   
Sep  8 Jack Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND   
Sep 27 Jack "Doc" Hamilton         Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Oct 25 Jack "Doc" Hamilton         Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
Dec 20 Charlie McGowan             Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"

1895
Jan 28 Barney Reilly               Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
          -Some sources  report "W 4"
Mar 25 Kid Hogan                   Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 13 Joe Ryan                    Camden, NJ                      KO 12
May 20 Joe Elliott                 Baltimore, Md                    L  9
          -Some sources report "LT 9"
Aug  2 Harry Smith                 Pittsburgh, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  5 Jack Lynch                  Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 23 Elwood McCloskey            Philadelphia, Pa                ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6"

1896
Jan 23 Billy Burns                 Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
          -Some sources report "Jack Burroughs"
Feb 29 George Siddons              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Mar 14 Jack Kelly                  Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4
Mar 20 Benny Peterson              Philadelphia, Pa                ND  4 

*** Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte and Douglas Cavanaugh ***

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