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Nick Collins
(Isaac Polonsky)

BORN c. 1870
HEIGHT 5-5 1/2
WEIGHT 122-130 lbs



Collins was a muscular, rugged battler; During his career, Collins defeated such men as Joe Flaherty and Jack Conway

Collins had a good reputation as a fighter but data is rare; If anyone comes across information, please contact Tracy Callis

Jul  6 Harry Quinn                  near New York, NY      (3:27:00)  D 52
          -This bout was held on the Hudson River
Oct 30 -Philadelphia Item newspaper reported that Collins would probably
          fight Walter Halligan soon
Nov 18 Pete McCabe                  New York, NY                     EX   

Jul  6 -Collins seconded Jack Gleason versus Bob Hirsch on Long Island, NY
Sep 13 Joe Flaherty                 in America                       KO  2
Dec  3 George Dixon                 New York, NY                     EX  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Dec 18 Barney Hubbard               New York, NY                     ND  2
          -Police intervened

Nov  5 George Dixon                 New York, NY                     EX  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"

May  3 -Collins was being promoted to fight Tommy Danforth at 122 lbs
Dec  6 Joe Walcott                  New York, NY                    SCH   
        -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Mar 22 Stanton Abbott               New York, NY                     EX  4
Oct 17 Jack Downey                  near Larchmont, NY               LK  3
          -Some sources report "L 3";
           Some sources report "Eddie Sweeney" as the opponent

Mar 22 Jack Conway                  Jersey City, NJ                  TK  3
Apr 13 Hughey O'Neill               Jersey City, NJ                   L  4
          -O'Neill, the sprinter, lasted and claimed the win

Feb 11 Matty Matthews               New York, NY                     LT  7
          -Some early sources report 5/08/96
Jun 19 Danny McBride                New York, NY                     LK  3
          -Some sources report "L 5"

Feb 28 Eddie Sweeney                New York, NY                     LF  4
          -Some sources report 2/27/97
Oct 27 Tommy Butler                 Long Island, NY (Maspeth)        LF  3
          -Some sources report 10/28/97

Sep 10 Marky Price                  College Point, NY                ND  6

*** The Following Bout Is Reported But Not Confirmed ***

       Billy Hill                                                    LK  2

*** Some Data Was Provided By Evan Strassberg *** 

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