Billy Finucane
(William J. Finucane)
("Billy McNamara")

BORN

August 10 1882; Limerick, Ireland

DIED

May 26 1951; Chicago, Illinois

HEIGHT

5-6

WEIGHT

120-130 lbs

 

Finucane was a scrappy fighter who was clever and carried a stiff punch; He fought many top contenders at the turn of the century

 

1900
Oct 23 Kid Herman                  Chicago, Il                     D  6
Dec 13 Kid Herman                  Chicago, Il                     D  6
       Joe Peoples                 Chicago, Il                    KO  5
       Sammy Fischer               Chicago, Il                    KO  2
       Chocolate Tornado           Chicago, Il                    KO  6
       Eddie Geyer                 Chicago, Il                    KO  1
       Young Gawkins               Chicago, Il                    KO  2
       Sammy Fischer               Chicago, Il                    KO  3
       Jack O'Brien                Chicago, Il                    KO  3
       Joe Bertrand                Chicago, Il                    WF  2
       Marty McAllen               Chicago, Il                     L  6
       Marty McAllen               Chicago, Il                    KO  4
       Jack O'Keefe                Chicago, Il                    LK  2

1901
Jan 21 Kid Herman                  Chicago, Il                     D  6
Dec 28 Morris Rauch                St. Louis, Mo                   L 15

1901-1902
       Mike Memsic                 Chicago, Il                     W  6
       Johnny Hanlon               Chicago, Il                     L  5
       Kid Farmer                  Chicago, Il                    KO  4
       Jack O'Keefe                Braidwood, Il                   L  8
       Jack O'Keefe                Braidwood, Il                   L 10

1902
Jan  3 Joe Bertrand                Chicago, Il                    KO  1
Jan 14 Clarence Forbes             St. Louis, Mo                   L  7
Feb  3 Clarence Forbes             Chicago, Il                     L  6
Feb  7 Clarence Forbes             Chicago, Il                    LK  4
Feb 15 Clarence Forbes             Chicago, Il                     D  6
Mar 11 Freddie White               Chicago, Il                    KO  1
May  2 Mike Bartley                Milwaukee, Wi                   D  6
Sep 15 Joe Sherlock                Chicago, Il                     W  6
Oct  6 George Munroe               Chicago, Il                     L  6
Oct 27 Morris Rauch                Chicago, Il                     D  6
Nov  3 Harry Forbes                Chicago, Il                     L  6
Dec 11 Morris Rauch                Chicago, Il                     D  6

1903
Oct 17 Joe Galligan                Chicago, Il                    WF  2
Oct 31 Jack Galligan               Chicago, Il                     L  6

1904
Feb 13 Willie McNamara             Chicago, Il                    KO  3
Feb 27 Kid McFadden                Milwaukee, Wi                  KO  2
Mar  2 Johnny Madden               Elgin, Il                      KO  2
Mar 26 Paddy Nee                   Chicago, Il                    KO  3
Apr  9 Paddy Nee                   Chicago, Il                     D  6
Apr 14 Barney "Kid" Abel           Chicago, Il                    KO  3
Apr 22 Jack Flanagan               Chicago, Il                    KO  2
May  7 Jack Flanagan               Chicago, Il                    KO  3
Jun  4 Freddie White               Burlington, ?                  KO  2
Jun  9 Kid Herman                  Chicago, Il                     D  6
Jun 24 Tommy Mowatt                Chicago, Il                     D  6
Sep 29 Harry Cobb                  Blue Island, Il                KO  5
Oct  6 George Munroe               Chicago, Il                     L  6
Oct 29 Willie Mack                 Chicago, Il                     W  6
Nov 22 Tommy Mowatt                Chicago, Il                    LK  3
Dec  3 Abe "Kid" Goodman           Chicago, Il                     L  6

1905
Jan 30 Austin Rice                 Peoria, Il                      D 10
Feb 13 Kid Herman                  Hot Springs, Ar                 L 20
Mar 10 Young O'Leary               Milwaukee, Wi                  WF  2
May  2 Austin Rice                 Grand Rapids, Mi                D 10
Dec 25 Marty "Kid" Taylor          Peoria, Il                      L 10

1906
May  9 Young Erne                  Terre Haute, In                 D 10
Oct 15 Packey McFarland            Davenport, Ia                  LK  5
          -Some sources report 10/11/06

1907
May 21 Dick Hyland                 Ogden, Ut                      LK  3
Jul  4 Muggsy Shoals               Ogden, Ut                      LK  3


*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis and William Schutte, Historians,
International Boxing Research Organization

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