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"Brooklyn" Jimmy Carroll

BORN   July 16 1865; Brooklyn, New York (some sources report 1859)
DIED April 27 1916; 90 Dooley Street, Brooklyn, New York
HEIGHT 5-8 (Some sources report 5-9)
WEIGHT 150-175 lbs
MANAGERS Billy Madden, John L. Sutherland

Carroll was a tough customer who usually won his bouts; Carroll wrestled at one time in his career and had "bowed" shoulders as result; He was very strong and moved quickly but made "round-arm" (roundhouse) swings

During his career, he defeated such men as Mike Lucie, "Australian" Billy Smith, Billy McCarthy, Dick Collier, James "Ginger" McCormick and Jack Brady

1885
          -Carroll began boxing and won some minor fights

1885-1886
       Joe Graves                 Barbados, West Indies             KO 10
       Theodore Blackman          in Panama                         KO 17
          -Some sources report 1888
       Dave Murphy                in Panama                          W   
       George Cooper                                                 W   

1886
Feb  2 Billy Frazier              Somerville, Ma                    EX  3
Sep 16 Dick Collier               Rockaway Beach, NY      (1:50:00) KO 23
          -Reports vary - "KO 21" - "KO 22" - "KO 24"; 
           Some sources report "Coney Island, NY";
           Some sources report a time of 1:40:00;
           Queensberry rules were used;
           Police intervened
Oct 31 George LaBlanche           St. Paul, Mn                      EX   

1886-1887
       Jack Ashton                Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
          Perhaps, this is the 3/17/87 bout

1887
Mar 17 Jack Ashton                Providence, RI                     D  6
Mar 25 Jack Brady                 Long Island, NY                    W  5
          -This was a "Private" fight;
          Gloves were used for this bout
Jul    -Carroll was training at Warren Lewis' place on Coney Island;     
          He wanted a fight with Pat Hickey of Birmingham, England
Sep 26 Tom Murphy                 Hoboken, NJ                       KO  4
Sep 28 Jack Green                 Hoboken, NJ                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 30 Brady (of London, England)                                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 26 Homer Lane                 Hoboken, NJ                       EX   
        -This was a wrestling match

1888
Jan 31 Homer Lane                 Brooklyn, NY                     SCH   
          -This wrestling match was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  4 Homer Lane                 Brooklyn, NY                     SCH   
          -This wrestling match was scheduled; The outcome is not known
       Joe Graves                 Jersey City, NJ                    W  5
          -Some sources report "Joe Garres" of Trinidad,
          Heavyweight Champion of the West Indies
       James "Ginger" McCormick   Jersey City, NJ                    W  4
       George Brennan             Jersey City, NJ                    W  2
       John Yale                  Jersey City, NJ                    W  7
       Hartford Dave              Jersey City, NJ                    W  9
          -Some sources report this bout held at Hot Springs, Ar;
          Some sources report the previous 5 bouts held in 1886 
       Mike Leary                 Jersey City, NJ                    W  4
Aug    Tom Lees                                                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Lees left town
Nov 27 Ed Collins                 Brooklyn, NY                       W   
Nov 27 Homer Lane                 Brooklyn, NY                       W   
          -This was a wrestling match; Falls: 2-1;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec  3 Jimmy Connors              Brooklyn, NY                      EX  4
Dec 17 Ed Connors                 Brooklyn, NY                       W  4
Dec 21 William Muldoon                                             SCH   
          -This wrestling match was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1889
Apr 24 Ed Connors                 Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
          -This bout was held on either 4/23/89, 4/24/89,
          or 5/01/89 at a Benefit for John L. Sullivan
May  6 -Carroll was to spar in Brooklyn, NY 
May  7 -Carroll was to spar in Brooklyn, NY 
May  8 Ed Connors                 Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
May  9 -Carroll was to spar in Brooklyn, NY 
May 11 -Carroll was to spar in Brooklyn, NY 
May 14 Frank Bosworth             Brooklyn, NY                      ND  3
          -Some sources report "Joe Bostwick"
Aug 20 Joe Ellingsworth           Los Angeles, Ca                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 13 Mike Lucie                 San Francisco, Ca                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          It was postponed until 1/22/90

1890
Jan 22 Mike Lucie                 San Francisco, Ca                 KO  7
          -Fox Rules and Gloves were used;
          Some sources report 1/23/90
          Some sources report "W 8"
Apr 22 "Australian" Billy Smith   San Francisco, Ca                 KO 14
Aug 25 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Brooklyn, NY                      EX   
Sep  1 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Pittsburgh, Pa                    EX   
          -Carroll and Dempsey were scheduled to spar for a week
Sep  2 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Pittsburgh, Pa                    EX   
Sep  4 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Pittsburgh, Pa                    EX   
Sep  6 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Pittsburgh, Pa                    EX   
Dec 21 Pete McCoy                 New York, NY                      EX   

1891
Feb  6 Mike Leary                 New York, NY                       W  4
Nov 19 Young Mitchell             Brooklyn, NY                     SCH   
          -Carroll was scheduled to spar Mitchell during
          Nov 19-21; The outcomes are not known
Dec  5 Jack Slavin                Brooklyn, NY                      KO  3
Dec    Young Mitchell             Brooklyn, NY                      EX  4

1894
Apr  7 Billy McCarthy             New York, NY                       W  6
May 21 Billy Hennessey            Boston, Ma                        EX  3

1896
Apr  6 -Carroll refereed the Dick O'Brien-James "Doc" Payne bout in 
          Long Island City, NY
May 28 -Carroll refereed the Dal Hawkins-Owen Ziegler bout in San Francisco, Ca

1900
Jan 25 -Carroll refereed the Dal Hawkins-Martin Flaherty bout in Hartford, Ct

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

Undated
       Pete McCoy                                                  SCH   
          -Possibly, this bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
          McCoy was scheduled to fight a man named "Jim Carroll";
          Perhaps, this man was "Brooklyn Jimmy Carroll"
 
1889
Jun 13 Pat Cahill                 New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but apparently not held
 
1886-1891
       Ed Binney                                                    LK  1
          -Some sources report 1890;
          Binney fought a man named "Bald-Headed Jimmy Carroll";
          Perhaps, this man was "Brooklyn Jimmy Carroll"

*** Much Data Was Provided By Bill Schutte ***

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