Mike Coburn

BORN   Manchester, England
DIED 1908; New York, New York
WEIGHT 125-135 lbs

Coburn was game and durable and a terrific slugger who fought like a bulldog

During his career, Coburn defeated such men as Hughey Boyle and Jimmy Kennard

Jun 10 Morris Connors             near Birmingham, Eng              W 15

       Billy Edwards              New York, NY                     EX   

May 27 Patsy Sheppard             Cold Springs, In                 NC  6
          -Some sources report Sheppard was scheduled to fight Barney Aaron;
           Some sources report he fought "Mickey Coburn" instead; 
           Sheppard and Coburn fought for nearly an hour; A riot broke out;
           Some sources report "D 6"

Jun 16 Young Sanders              Jersey City, NJ                  EX   

May  4 Pete Lawler                New York, NY                     EX   

Jan  3 Billy Madden               New York, NY                     EX  3
Feb 21 Dick Goodwin               New York, NY                      D   
          -Some sources report 2/15/1879
Sep 18 Johnny Saunders            New York, NY                     ND   

Dec    Jimmy Kelly                New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 26 Johnny Saunders            New York, NY                     EX   

Mar 16 Martin Brennan             Philadelphia, Pa                  D  7
          -A riot broke out

Feb 10 Charles Sweeney            Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Mar 12 Young McReavy              Philadelphia, Pa                  L  5
          -Perhaps, this man was "Phil McReavy"
Mar 30 Joe Fowler                 Philadelphia, Pa                 EX   

May 20 Hughey Boyle               Staten Island, NY                TK 26
          -London Prize ring rules were used;
           Boyle refused to come out for round 26;
           He claimed a leg injury
Jun    "Ohio" Jack Hanley         Pittsburgh, Pa                   LK  3
Aug    "Ohio" Jack Hanley         Kenton, Oh                        L 15

Jan    Jimmy Kennard              near Toledo, Oh                  KO 19
          -This bout was held prior to 1/07/1889;
           It was a hard battle on a rainy day;
           Queensberry rules were used

Jan 23 "Ohio" Jack Hanley         Buffalo, NY                       L  4
Feb 10 Samuel "Reddy" Strauss     near Buffalo, NY                  D 30
          -Some sources report "D 31" on 2/11/1890;
           The bout was actually held at "Cheektowaga, NY";
           Strauss had the better of the first five rounds
           but Coburn fought viciously; It was a terrific
           slugging match with some science; Neither man
           could continue
Apr 15 "Canada" Jack Smith        Buffalo, NY                      LK 10
May  7 Samuel "Reddy" Strauss     Buffalo, NY                       L  6
Oct 17 John Van Heest             Tonawanda, NY                    LK 18
          -Reports vary - "LK 11", "LK 13", "LK 18"

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

*** Some Data Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

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