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Denny Butler
(Dennis F. Butler)

BORN   1859; Blissville, Long Island, New York
HEIGHT 5-11
WEIGHT 146-160 lbs

Butler was a talented athlete who was famous as a boxer, world-class swimmer and fight manager

He defeated such men as Johnny Reagan, Black Domino and Jack Brennan

1884
Aug 16 Jim Edwards                 Stamford, Ct                     W  3
          -Police intervened
Dec  2 Mike Donovan                New York, NY                    EX  3
Dec  3 Jim McDevitt                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  2
Dec  5 Bill Gabig                  Philadelphia, Pa                LK  4

1885
Jan  1 A. Behage                   Brooklyn, NY                    EX  3
Mar 21 Jack Lytton                 New York, NY                    EX   
          -Gloves were used for this bout
Apr 16 Jim Fell                    Harlem, NY                      LK 21
Apr 24 Mike Donovan                New York, NY                    EX   
          -Some sources report 4/24/86
Oct 27 George Thompson             Flatbush, NY                    KO 17
Nov 12 Joe Denning                 New York, NY                     D  6
Dec 13 Jack Brennan                Long Island, NY                 KO  3

1886
May  7 John Harrington             Philadelphia, Pa                EX  3
Aug  3 -Butler refereed the John Banks-Kentucky Rosebud bout
          at Philadelphia, Pa
Aug 20 -Butler refereed the Billy Davis-Johnny Kenny bout
          at Long Island, NY
       James Donnelly                                             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 17 Black Domino                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  4
          -Butler knocked Black Domino down four times

1887
Feb 11 Johnny Reagan               Philadelphia, Pa                WF  3
Mar  8 Charles Marshall            Philadelphia, Pa                KO  1
Mar 16 Fred Woods                  Boston, Ma                       L  7

1888
Dec 28 Sailor Brown                Williamsburg, NY                LK  3
          -Reports vary - "L 2" - "LT 2"; Butler injured an arm

1889
May   -Butler became manager of Andy Bowen
Jun  1 Bob Lynd                    New Orleans, La                 EX  1
Jun  1 P.J. Kennedy                New Orleans, La                 EX  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul  6 Mike Donovan                New Orleans, La                 EX  4
Oct    Mike Beatty                 Wilkes-Barre, Pa                KO  2

1894
Oct 30 Frank Craig                 London, England                 EX  3
Nov  9 Frank Craig                 London, England                 EX  3
Nov 12 Frank Craig                 London, England                 EX  3
Nov 12 Frank Craig                 London, England                 EX   
          -The 11/12/94 date is doubted by many historians;
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1895
May  4 Mike Donovan                Philadelphia, Pa               SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

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