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Jimmy Carroll
(James Fleming)

BORN   May 13 1859; London, England (Some sources report 1852; Others report 1856)
HEIGHT 5-6
WEIGHT 132-136 lbs

Carroll was clever, agile and scientific; He utilized the "heart punch" during his bouts; He was a manager of Bob Fitzsimmons and the trainer/backer of Johnny Griffin

During his career, Jimmy defeated such men as Andy Bowen, Sam Blakelock, Tommy McManus and Mike Scully

1872
Jul    Batty Sullivan             London, England                   KO 61

1872-1875
       Con Shea                   London, England                   KO 50
       Downer Williams            London, England                   KO  3

1875
Aug    Ned Moore                  County Kildare, Ireland           KO102

1878
Mar 23 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                         D  9
       Billy Frazier              Northampton, Ma                    L  6
       Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                         D   

1883
Jan    William "Dooney" Harris    Greenfield, Ma                     L  4
          -Harris lasted and claimed the win
Nov 21 Jim Silvie                 Boston, Ma                        EX  3

1884
Jan  3 Mike Dyer                  Boston, Ma                         D  6
Oct 31 J.H. O'Neil                Boston, Ma                         D  3

1883-1885
       Tom Bates                  Boston, Ma                         D  6
       Charlie King               North Adams, Ma                   KO  2
       Jim Barry                  New York, NY                       D  3
       Puck Sullivan              Holyoke, Ma                       KO  3
       James Casby                Westfield, Ma                     KO  9
       Ike Banburg                Chicopee, Ma                      KO  1
       Bob Burns                  West Gardner, Ma                   D  4

1885
Apr    Jimmy Dacey                Greenfield, Ma                    KO  4
Jul 15 Mike Scully                near Chicopee, Ma                 KO  2
Oct  3 Billy Frazier              North Adams, Ma                   ND  4

1886
May  4 Tommy McManus              Boston, Ma                        KO  3
       Ed Bartlett                Boston, Ma                        KO  6
May 28 Ed Bartlett                Boston, Ma                         W  4
Jun 13 Bill Sullivan              Greenfield, Ma                    KO  4
Sep 18 Patrick "Reddy" Gallagher  Cleveland, Oh                     EX   
Oct  9 -Carroll was challenged by Mike Daly to a bout
Oct 31 George LaBlanche           St. Paul, Mn                      EX   
Dec  9 George LaBlanche           Seattle, Wa                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Authorities prevented the bout
Dec 10 Steve Taylor               Portland, Or                      EX  3
Dec 10 George LaBlanche           Portland, Or                      EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1886-1887
       Tommy McManus                                                 W  8
       Tommy McManus                                                KO  4

          -Carroll traveled with the John L. Sullivan Combination and had
          numerous exhibition bouts with George LaBlanche, Steve Taylor, 
          Robert "Cocky" Turnbull and others

1887
Jan 18 Steve Taylor               Minneapolis, Mn                   EX  4
          -Carroll was extraordinarily agile and scientific 
          but Taylor was much larger and knocked Carroll 
          down in round two 
Jan 18 George LaBlanche           Minneapolis, Mn                   EX  4
          -This was a lively contest;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jan 19 -Carroll got into a fight with a brakeman at the St. Cloud train station
Mar 28 Robert "Cocky" Turnbull    Hoboken, NJ                       EX   
Mar 30 Robert "Cocky" Turnbull    Philadelphia, Pa                  EX   
Apr  1 Robert "Cocky" Turnbull    Baltimore, Md                     EX  3
Apr  1 George LaBlanche           Baltimore, Md                     EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  4 Robert "Cocky" Turnbull    Washington, DC                    EX   
Apr  8 Jim Dillon                 Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  KO  2
Apr  9 Robert "Cocky" Turnbull    Altoona, Pa                       EX   
May  2 Steve Taylor               Logansport, In                    EX  3
May  2 George LaBlanche           Logansport, In                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug  8 Young Stewart              Boston, Ma                        EX   
Oct 13 Alf Parton                 Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Oct 18 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                         D  5
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Nov 14 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 14 Dick Cronin                Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Nov 24 Tommy McManus              St. John, NB, Canada             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1888
Jan 16 Jim McDonald               Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Feb  1 Mike Daly                  Boston, Ma                         D 15
          -This bout was promoted as the lightweight championship of America
Feb 21 J. Graham                  Lynn, Ma                          EX   
Mar  6 Mike Daly                  Boston, Ma                         D  6
May  1 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                        EX   
May  8 Mike Daly                  Portland, Me                      EX   
          -Some sources report "D 6"
May 15 Pete McCoy                 Boston, Ma                        EX   
Oct 16 Jimmy Hurst                Quincy, Ma                        EX   

1889
Mar 19 Sam Blakelock              San Francisco, Ca          (2:00) TK 16
          -This bout was promoted as the Lightweight Championship
          of the World; Some sources report "KO 15"
Mar 28 -Carroll seconded Jack Wannop vs George Godfrey at Boston, Ma
May  8 George LaBlanche           San Francisco, Ca                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; the outcome is not known
May 26 -Carroll was challenged by Jem Carney to a bout
Jun  6 -Carroll challenged Jem Carney to a bout
Jun 29 Sam Blakelock              San Francisco, Ca                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 28 George LaBlanche           San Francisco, Ca                 EX  3

1890
Jan 30 George Corrigan            near Minneapolis, Mn               D 15
           -Some sources report "near Indianapolis, In"
Feb 18 -Carroll seconded Billy McCarthy vs "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey
          at San Francisco, Ca
Mar 21 Jack McAuliffe             San Francisco, Ca                 LK 47
          -Lightweight Championship of the World
Jul  9 Martin Murphy              San Francisco, Ca                 ND  4
Sep  6 -Danny Needham challenged the winner of the
          Jimmy Carroll-Andy Bowen fight
Sep 16 Andy Bowen                 New Orleans, La                   KO 21
          -This bout was promoted as Lightweight Championship
          of the World

1891
Feb  6 Bob Fitzsimmons            New Orleans, La                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Carroll did not show; 
          Later reports said 2/09/1891 and neither man showed
Feb 24 -The St. Louis (Mo) Post-Dispatch reported that the 
          Olympic AC barred Carroll and Bob Fitzsimmons from 
          the club for not honoring a commitment for a boxing 
          show
May 10 Jimmy Dime                 Amsterdam, NY                     LK  3
Sep 23 -Carroll seconded Patrick "Reddy" Gallagher vs. Young Mitchell
          at San Francisco, Ca
Oct 13 -The St. Louis (Mo) Post-Dispatch reported that the famous 
          detective, O'Malley, claims Carroll was implicated in the 
          Hennessy Italian imbroglio
Dec 12 Johnny Griffin             Bay St. Louis, Ms                 EX  3
Dec 12 Bob Fitzsimmons            Bay St. Louis, Ms                 EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 15 Bob Fitzsimmons            Bay St. Louis, Ms                 EX  5
Dec 22 Billy Myer                 New Orleans, La                   LK 43
          -Some sources incorrectly report "KO 43"

1892
Mar 10 Bob Fitzsimmons            New Orleans, La                   EX  4
Mar 14 -Carroll and Bob Fitzsimmons went to New York, NY 
          to spar in exhibitions
Apr  9 Mike Donovan               New York, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr 17 Bob Fitzsimmons            Chicago, Il                       EX  3
May  2 Al O'Brien                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3
May  3 Bob Mitchell               Philadelphia, Pa                   W   
May  4 Al O'Brien                 Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  5 John Clark                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3
          -Some sources report "EX 3"
May  6 Charlie Norton             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND   
May  7 Jersey Gordon              Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May  7 Walter Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 22 -Carroll and Bob Fitzsimmons split up; 
          Carroll had been the manager of Fitzsimmons
Aug    -George Dixon offered to box Carroll 6 rounds
          and bet Carroll could not stop him
Sep 21 Johnny Griffin             near Bath Beach, NY               EX  8
Oct  3 Johnny Griffin             Brooklyn, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 10 -Carroll got into a fight with Ike Weir at the offices of the
          New York Illustrated News; Carroll knocked Weir down

1894
Aug  8 Andy Bowen                 New Orleans, La                    D 25
Nov 17 -Carroll was scheduled to spar at Philadelphia, Pa (Nonpareil AC)

1895
Jun 27 Jack McAuliffe             New York, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1896
Nov 20 Jack McAuliffe             San Francisco, Ca                  L 10

1897
May 22 -Carroll refereed the Casper Leon-Edward Vaughn bout
          in New York, NY (National AC)


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

1888
Jan    Mike Daly                  Boston, Ma                         D  6

1893
Feb  9 Joe Walcott                New York, NY                      LT  1
          -Walcott fought a man named "James Carroll"

1896
Dec  3 Eddie Santry               Chicago, Il                       LK  8

1897
Jan 23 Pat Coan                   Philadelphia                      LT  3

1906
Mar 17 George Munroe              New Orleans, La                   LK   
*** Much Data Was Provided By Bill Schutte ***


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

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