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Crocky Boyle
(Frank ? Boyle)

BORN   1879; Fought out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 5-6
WEIGHT 125-130 lbs


 

Boyle was a fast, shifty boxer and clever too; He was not a power hitter but had a good left hand; He won some and lost some - but he always gave it his "best"

During his career, he defeated such men as Joe Hopkins, Harry Smith, Gilbert "Kid" Goulette, Young Starr, Eddie Lenny and Charles Mulhall - and "bested" many others in "No Decision" contests

1896
Oct 26 Jim McCarthy               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 23 Young Griffin              Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  4
Dec 14 Lou Nittenhauer            Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3

1897
Feb 11 Jerry Reidy                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Reidy used the name "Charlie Devlin"
Feb 27 Danny McMahon              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 22 Joe Fairburn               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 12 Danny McMahon              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May  3 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun  7 Danny McMahon              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 14 Frank Farley               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 30 Tim McDermott              New York, NY                        W  8
Sep 27 Eugene Rowan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 11 Frank Farley               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 12 John "Young" Mahoney       Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct 25 Andy Rambo                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  8 Harry Stiles               Trenton, NJ                         D 15
          -Some sources report "D 20" on 11/09/97
Nov 27 Billy Whistler             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 24 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1898
Jan 10 John "Young" Mahoney       Athens, Pa                         ND 10
          -Some sources report "L 12"
Jan 29 Frank Majane               Atlantic City, NJ                   W  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Feb 11 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 16 Eugene Rowan               Athens, Pa                         ND  6
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Mar 7 George Haddon               Athens, Pa                         ND 15
          -Reports vary - "ND 6" - "D 15"
Mar 11 Barney Furey               Baltimore, Md                      ND  6
Mar 18 Eugene Rowan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 15 Harry Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug  8 Jimmy Clare                New York, NY                       ND 12
          -Some sources report "W 12" in "Brooklyn, NY"
Sep  5 Billy Needham              Coney Island, NY                    D 12
Oct 17 Maurice Rosenberg          Boston, Ma                          D 12
          -Some sources report "ND-W 12"
Dec 12 Harry Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1899
Feb  4 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "LK 6";
          Some sources report "Frankfort, Pa"
Feb 18 Sam Bolan                  New York, NY                       ND 25
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY";
          Some sources report "ND 10"
Mar  9 Joe Hopkins                Yonkers, NY                        WF 13
Mar 16 Sam Bolan                  New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Apr  4 Frank Bryant               New York, NY                       ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"
May 15 Harry Smith                Athens, Pa                         KO 13
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Jun 26 Tony Moran                 Coney Island, NY                   ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10" vs "Tommy Moran"
Aug 16 Ned "Kid" Broad            Yonkers, NY                        ND 20
          -Some sources report "D 20"
Sep 21 Ned "Kid" Broad            Yonkers, NY                        ND 20
          -Reports vary - "L 20" - "ND-L 15"
Nov  4 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette     Brooklyn, NY                        W 20

1900
Jan 19 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar  2 Young Starr                Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3
Mar 14 Aurelio Herrera            San Francisco, Ca                  LK 10
          -Some sources report 3/15/00;
          Some sources report "LK 6"
Apr  9 Billy Berger               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 21 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 18 Andy Rambo                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 27 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep  7 Frank Bradley              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 21 Kid Williams               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1901
Oct 30 Charles Mulhall            Summit Hill, Pa                    WF  8
Dec 19 Darby McDonald             Mt. Carmel, Pa                     ND 15
          -Some sources report "W 15"; 
          Some sources report 12/18/02

1902
Jan 23 Charles Mulhall            Summit Hill, Pa                    ND 20
          -Some sources report "D 20"
Mar  1 Joe Allen                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 12 Willie Fitzgerald          Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  2 Herman "Kid" Stein         Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  4 Sam Bolan                  Chester, Pa                        ND  6
Apr  8 Joe Fairburn               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Some sources report "EX 6"
Oct  2 Billy Maynard              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 10 Willie Mack                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 17 Young Corbett II           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  8 Billy Maynard              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 15 Benny Yanger               Chicago, Il                         L  6

1903
Jan 17 Jack McClelland            Allegheny, Pa                       L 10
          -Some sources report "Pittsburgh, Pa"
Mar 16 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 23 Jack Dorman                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 26 Dave Sullivan              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 25 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 23 Johnny Burns               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 21 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 22 Jack O'Neil                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 28 "Young" Harry Lenny        Chester, Pa                        ND  6

1904
Jan 20 "Young" Harry Lenny        Lancaster, Pa                      ND 10
          -Some sources report "W 6" vs "Eddie Lenny"
Jan 30 Eddie Haney                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  6 Billy Maharg               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 30 Jimmy Bonner               Mauch Chunk, Pa                     D 10
Oct 31 Jimmy Bonner               Girardville, Pa                    ND 15
          -Some sources report "L 15"
Dec 27 Tommy Coleman              Manayunk, Pa                       ND  6
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Dec 29 Jimmy Bonner               Pottsville, Pa                     ND 15
          -Some sources report "L 15"

1905
Feb 20 Tommy Coleman              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 20 Billy Maharg               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 29 Tommy Connolly             Reading, Pa                        ND  6
Apr  4 Eddie Carter               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1906
Feb 12 Frank "Young" Haines       Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 11 Eddie Carter               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May  9 Billy Maharg               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6


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

1901
Feb  4 Art Simms                  Pittsburgh, Pa                     LT  1
          -Simms defeated "Frank Boyle";
          It is not clear that "Frank" was the same as "Crocky"


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

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