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Tim Callahan

BORN   April 1 1880; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DIED March 29 1943
HEIGHT 5-4
WEIGHT 105-138 lbs
MANAGER Billy Roche

 

Callahan was a handy man with his fists; He fought many of the top men in his weight class and claimed many of them as his victims; In addition, he "bested" most of his foes in "no decision" contests

During his career, Tim defeated such men as Terry McGovern, Joe Fairburn, Dave Sullivan, Benny Leon, Austin Rice, "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan, Johnny Ritchie, George Munroe, Patsy Broderick, Ole Oleson, Joe Bernstein, Oscar Gardner and Sammy Smith

1896
Sep 28 Young Starr                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov  7 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Dec  7 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 21 Danny Dougherty            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"
Dec 29 John Henley                Wilmington, De                    D  4
Dec 31 George "Young" Marshall    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1897
Jan  4 Fred Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 11 Young Ryan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Mar 12 Dave Creamer               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 13 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6" on 3/23/97 in "Athens, Pa"
Apr  8 Danny Dougherty            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Apr 26 Jimmy Simister             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 31 Jack Ashton                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  7 Ed McCaffrey               Atlantic City, NJ                ND  4
Aug  9 Bill McAnany               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  7 Jack Ashton                Athens, Pa                        D 10
Sep 13 Bill McAnany               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 15 Eddie Mack                 Bordentown, NJ                    D  6
Dec  8 Patsy Corrigan             Trenton, NJ                       D 20
Dec 31 Patsy Corrigan             Trenton, NJ                       D 20

1898
Jan 28 "Young" Cal McCarthy       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 11 Paddy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 25 Johnny "Midget" Glynn      Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  4 "Young" Cal McCarthy       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 30 Jimmy "Kid" Rose           New York, NY                      D 10
Jun 13 Sammy Myers                Bridgeport, Ct                   WF  2
Jun 24 Benny Leon                 New York, NY                     WF  8
Jul 23 Terry McGovern             Brooklyn, NY                     WF 11
Aug 20 Terry McGovern             Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Sep  1 George Munroe              Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Oct  6 George Munroe              Brooklyn, NY                      W 20
Nov 19 Terry McGovern             Brooklyn, NY                     LK 10
Dec 19 Harry Forbes               Chicago, Il                       D  6

1899
Jan  7 George Munroe              Brooklyn, NY                      W 12
          -Some sources report "W 20"
Jan 14 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  Brooklyn, NY                      W 25
Jan 23 Patsy Broderick            Troy, NY                          D 20
Feb 21 George Munroe              Troy, NY                          D 20
Mar  6 Austin Rice                New London, Ct                    D 20
          -Some sources report 3/07/99
Mar 18 Austin Rice                Brooklyn, NY                      W 20
          -Police intervened
Apr  1 Patsy Broderick            Brooklyn, NY                      W 20
Apr 22 Young Pluto                Brooklyn, NY                      W 20
May 11 Austin Rice                Yonkers, NY                       D 20
Jun  8 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  New York, NY                      W 15
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Jun 19 Johnny Loftus              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 30 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  New York, NY                      D 10
Jul 31 Jack Ward                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 14 Cole "Kid" Watson          Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
Sep  9 Johnny Burns               Brooklyn, NY                      W 20
Sep 25 Johnny Ritchie             Coney Island, NY                  W 20
Sep 27 Fred Snyder                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 9/26/99
Oct 13 George Dixon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 18 Harry Harris               Chicago, Il                       L  6
Oct 20 Harry Forbes               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Nov 21 Oscar Gardner              Paterson, NJ                      D 20
Dec  8 Steve Breslin              Trenton, NJ                       W  4
Dec 10 Harry Forbes               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Dec 18 Joe Allen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 31 Jimmy Doyle                Trenton, NJ                       W   

1900
Jan 15 Eddie Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 26 Joe Fairburn               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  6
          -Some sources report "KO 3"
Feb 10 Elwood McCloskey           Chester, Pa                      ND 10
          -Some sources report "Allentown, Pa";
          Some sources report "D 6"
Feb 20 Eddie Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  9 Joe Fairburn               Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  2
Mar 12 Gus Gardner                Reading, Pa                      ND 10
          -Some sources report "L 10" on 3/13/00
Mar 30 Dave Sullivan              Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  3
          -Some sources report "KO 3" vs "Danny McMahon"
Apr  9 Kid Broad                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 23 Jimmy Smith                McKees Rocks, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 23 Bill McIsaacs              McKees Rocks, Pa                 ND  6
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 30 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/31/00
May 17 Eddie Kelly                Reading, Pa                      KO  5
Jun  4 George Dixon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 11 Eddie Kelly                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
          -Some sources report 6/13/00
Jul  6 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 6/09/00
Jul  9 Billy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 6/09/00;
          Some sources report "TK 5"
Aug 14 Will "Itsey" Ryan          Coney Island, NY                 KO  2
Aug 17 Eddie Gardner              New York, NY                     TK 13
Sep  1 Ole Oleson                 Toronto, Ont, Canada              W 20
Sep 24 Oscar Gardner              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 29 Luke Burke                 Toronto, Ont, Canada             TK  4
          -Some sources report "WF 4"
Sep 29 Dave Sullivan              Toronto, Ont, Canada            SCH   
          -The previous bout was scheduled but not held
Sep 29 Jack Roach                 Toronto, Ont, Canada             TK  5
          -Roach substituted for "Dave Sullivan";
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Oct  5 Harry Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  3 Kid Broad                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 10 Dave Sullivan              Louisville, Ky                   LF 18
          -Some sources report "LF 3" vs "Danny McMahon"

1901
Jan  7 Oscar Gardner              Boston, Ma                       KO 15
Jan 27 Eddie Gardner              Youngstown, Oh                    W 20
          -Some sources report "W 25" on 1/25/01
Jun 28 Joe Bernstein              San Francisco, Ca                 W 20
Sep 30 Joe Allen                  Wilmington, De                   TK  9
Oct 28 Tommy Hogan                Trenton, NJ                       W 20
          -Some sources report "Toronto, Ont, Canada"
Nov 12 Eddie Lenny                Savannah, Ga                      D 20
Nov 28 Billy Ryan                 Toronto, Ont, Canada              D 20
Dec 13 Eddie Lenny                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 27 Harry Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1902
Jan  6 Kid Broad                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  3 Harry Lyons                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 13 Austin Rice                St. Louis, Mo                     L 15
Mar 24 Joe Bernstein              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 31 Billy Ryan                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 25 Willie Fitzgerald          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 29 Tommy Hogan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 23 Austin Rice                Paterson, NJ                      D  6
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Jun 30 George Dixon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  3 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 11 Billy Maharg               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  4 Jack Dorman                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -The previous bout was scheduled but not held
Aug  4 George Richardson          Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
         -Richardson substituted for "Jack Dorman"
Aug 21 Wilbert Cross              Bridgeton, NJ                    KO  4
Aug 29 Eddie Lenny                Baltimore, Md                     D 20
Oct 22 Benny Yanger               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 28 Billy Maharg               Lancaster, Pa                    ND 10

1903
Jan  5 Benny Yanger               Chicago, Il                       L  6
          -Some sources report "L 8"; The verdict was disputed
Mar 16 Crocky Boyle               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 21 Joe Tipman                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 28 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  9 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul  7 Kid Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  3 Eugene Lutz                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Sep 25 Crocky Boyle               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 29 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 14 Tommy Mowatt               West Baden, In                   LK  3
          -Some sources report 10/20/03
Oct 21 Young Corbett II           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 28 Eddie Lenny                Lancaster, Pa                    ND  6
Nov  9 Kid Broad                  New Orleans, La                   L 10
Dec 10 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1904
Jan 20 Dude Kennedy               Pottsville, Pa                   KO  3
Mar 28 Solly Stroup               Williamsport, Pa                 ND 10
Apr  4 Jack McClelland            Sharon, Pa                       ND 10
Apr  9 Kid Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 18 Eddie Hanlon               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "NC 6"
May 16 Jack Cardiff               Williamsport, Pa                 ND 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
May 31 Hugh Dougherty             Williamsport, Pa                 ND 15
Oct  4 Sammy Smith                Leiperville, Pa                   W 15
Nov 24 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  8 Pat Bonner                 Pottsville, Pa                   ND 15
          -Some sources report "Jimmy Bonner"

1905
Feb 11 Jack Roller                Altoona, Pa                      ND  6
          -Some sources report 2/13/05;
          Some sources report "Jack Rowler"
Feb 13 Harry Lewis                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 16 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 25 Billy Weller               Montreal, Ont, Canada            KO  2
May 11 Kid Feltman                Reading, Pa                      ND  6
May 20 William "Spike" Sullivan   Montreal, Que, Canada            KO  4
Jun 15 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 31 Young Erne                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 17 Charles Cannon             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Police intervened
Dec  4 Barney "Kid" Abel          New York, NY                     ND  3

1906
Jan 19 Jack Cardiff               Reading, Pa                       L 10
Feb  8 Kid Gleason                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  9 John Burdick               Montreal, Que, Canada             W 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Apr  5 Jack Cardiff               Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  W 20
          -Some sources report "Plymouth, Pa"
Apr 23 George "Kid" Decker        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "W 6" on 4/26/06
May  3 Rosario "Kid" Locke        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 10 Freddie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 24 Rosario "Kid" Locke        Lancaster, Pa ND 6a
May 31 Kid Gleason                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  3 Frank Hardin               Leadville, Co                     D 17
          -This bout was curtailed due to power failure

1907
Jan 14 Billy Snailham             Vallejo, Ca                       D 20
          -Some sources report 1/15/07;
          Some sources report "Los Angeles, Ca"
Sep 12 Jimmy Bonner               Tamaqua, Pa                       D 10
          -Some sources report "ND 10"
Oct  7 Billy Willis               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 14 Jimmy Bonner               Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  4
Dec 25 Young Houck                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
May 21 Rosario "Kid" Locke        Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 16 Tommy O'Keefe              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov  2 Kid Fredericks             Pottsville, Pa                    W 15
Nov 16 Jack Grady                 Ashland, Pa                       W   

1909
Apr  6 Kid Fredericks             Shenandoah, Pa                   ND 12
          -Some sources report 4/07/09

1914
Aug  3 "Memphis" Pal Moore        Memphis, Tn                      LK  4

1916
Aug 28 John "K.O." Eggers         New York, NY                     LK  2

1917
Mar 17 Bobby Hughes               New Orleans, La                   L 15
Apr  7 Kid Kelly                  New Orleans, La                   L 10
Apr  9 Mike Murphy                New Orleans, La                   L 10
Apr 23 Mike Murphy                New Orleans, La                   L  4
Jun 29 Kid Kelly                  New Orleans, La                   L 10


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1898
Apr 22 "Mysterious" Billy Smith   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
           -Some sources report Callahan fought "Turkey Point Billy Smith"

1908
Sep    Kid Fredericks             Pottsville, Pa                    W 15


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


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

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