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Dick Collier

BORN   c. 1862; Leicester, England (Perhaps, 1852 - from looking at the date of his first fight)
WEIGHT 5-8 1/2)
HEIGHT 165-185 lbs
MANAGER Alf Greenfield

Collier was a scrappy competitor; During his career, he got into the ring with some talented fighters such as Jack Ashton, "Brooklyn" Jimmy Carroll and Patrick "Reddy" Gallagher; Reportedly, Collier was, at one time during the 1880s, the middleweight champion of England;

During his career, he defeated such men as Punch Robinson, Dick Fawcett and Bill Dunn

Apr    Barney Wallace (of Leicester)                      (2:25:00) W   
Nov    Johnson (of Leicester)                               (25:00) W   

          -Collier joined the English Army

          -Collier won two Boxing Competitions
       Private Spencer            Bristol, Eng              (40:00) D 12
       Private O'Brien                                      (20:00) W 23
       Private Brown                                        (20:00) W  3

May 19 -Collier left the English Army
       Punch Robinson             Manchester, England             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Collier won the forfeit
Aug    Punch Robinson             Manchester, England       (30:00) W  7

       O.B. Atterbury             Leicester, England              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

       Joe Perry                  Sheffield, England         (7:35) W  3
          -Queensberry rules were used
       Johnson (of Rotherham)                                       W  3
          -Queensberry rules were used

          -Alf Greenfield became Collier's manager

Feb 16 Bill Hilford (of Nottingham) Nottingham, England   (1:20:00) D   
          -Collier had the best of the fighting and should have gained the verdict; 
           Police intervened; 
           Some sources report "Bill Halford";
           Some sources read like "KO 4"

          -Collier sparred exhibitions with some minor opponents at major halls 
            in England

       "Professor" Abe Daultry    London, England                  EX   

          -Collier came to America
May 12 Jack Ashton                New York, NY                     LK  4
          -Collier was the middleweight champion of England;
           Ashton injured his left hand; 
           Reports vary - "L 3" - "LT 3"
Jun 11 Dick Fawcett               Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Jun 12 Bill Dunn                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Sep 16 "Brooklyn" Jimmy Carroll   Rockaway Beach, NY     (1:50:00) LK 23
          -Reports vary - "LK 21" - "LK 22" - "LK 24"; 
           Some sources report "Coney Island, NY";
           Some sources report a time of 1:40:00;
           Queensberry rules were used;
           Police intervened

Nov    -Collier became Boxing Instructor at the Athletic Gymnasium in Cleveland, Oh

Mar 18 Patrick Reddy" Gallagher   Cleveland, Oh                    LK  1
Nov  2 Patrick Reddy" Gallagher   Cleveland, Oh                    EX  4

Nov    Jim McCoy                  Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Dec 24 Jersey Gordon              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  4

Feb 28 Jack Crawford              Toronto, Ont, Canada             ND  2
          -Police intervened;
           Some sources report 2/27/97

*** Some Data And Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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