Tommy Barnes

BORN   June 6 1847; Sheffield, England (Some sources report 1857; New York, New York)
HEIGHT 5-2 1/2
WEIGHT 118-131 lbs


Barnes was a scrappy fighter who was a title claimant in the lighter weight classes
Tommy Danforth             W 72 -Some sources report "W 73" 1867 Monk Andrews W Jimmy Tower W Jimmy Mannion D 1870 Tip Taylor W 1872 Jimmy Mannion W 1873 George Harmsfield W -Some sources report "George Armesfield" 1874 Jimmy Parsons W 1875 Pimp Knowles W -Some sources report "Pit Nourseberry" Pete Bowe W 1879 Walter Jessop W 1883 Jimmy Moran L   Joe "Legs" Holden L 7 Oct 15 Tommy King               Brooklyn, NY                     TK 16 -Some sources report 10/16/83 Oct Joe Fowler New York, NY EX Nov Joe Fowler Fishkill, NY EX

Jan 14 Joe Fowler                 Boston, Ma                       EX  
          -Barnes may have sparred Billy Dacey also
Feb 28 Charles McCoy              New York, NY                      L  3
Apr 14
Charles McCoy              New York, NY                     EX  4
Jun 26
Charles McCoy              New York, NY                     EX  
Sep 22 William Skipper            New York, NY                      D  6
          -Some sources report "Jim Skipper" on 9/23/84; Police intervened
Oct 23 Charles McCoy              New York, NY                     EX    

Mar 28 Charles McCoy              Chester, Pa                       D  9

          -Police intervened
May  4
Charles McCoy              Philadelphia, Pa                 LK 10

Mar 23 Tommy Warren               Mill Creek, Ky                   LK 45
          -Featherweight Championship of America;
           This bout was held near "Louisville, Ky";
           Some sources report 3/22/86
Jun  8 Martin Dempsey             Brooklyn, NY                      W  

Sep 10 Joe Fowler                 Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
Oct  7 Joe Gibbons                Paterson, NJ                      D  6
Dec 10
Joe Fowler                 Long Island, NY                  KO  2
Dec 26
Joe Fowler                 Hoboken, NJ                      EX  

Austin Gibbons                                               D  8

Jan 18 Jimmy Flanagan             Jacksonville, Fl                  L  8
Nov 14 Jack Delancey                                              SCH  
          -This fight was tentatively scheduled to be held within six weeks
           of this date


Jan  3
-Barnes denied he forfeited to Jack Delancey;
He says Delancey would not fight him

Feb 26 Eddie Daly                 near New York, NY                KO 12

Mar  5
-Barnes seconded Harry Bartlett vs Mike Cushing at Clifton, NJ
Mar 10 Mike Cushing                                               SCH  
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 11 Billy Murray               New York, NY                     ND   
Jun 27
-Barnes seconded Bill Hook vs Jimmy Larkins at New York, NY
Oct 11 -Barnes may have fought Key Finn (of St. Louis)

Jan  7
Frank "Scotty" Cox         Williamsville, NY                WF  8
          -Barnes claimed the 118 Pound Championship;
           Some sources report 1/08/90 at "Buffalo, NY"
Feb  6 Ike Weir                   Denver, Co                       LK 20

Jun    Joe Hopper                 in New York                      WF  3
          -Some sources report "Joe Hopkins"


Dec  7
Billy Ernst                Brooklyn, NY                     LK  2

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

       Tom Weed                   London, Eng                      KO  6

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

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