Eddie Connolly

BORN   November 18 1876; St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
HEIGHT 5-8 1/2
WEIGHT 128-143 lbs

Connolly was a fairly good boxer who had fast hands and a snappy punch; He fought for a title in three weight classes, two for World Championships; During his ring tenure, Eddie won the Welterweight Championship of the World and the Featherweight Championship of Canada

Connolly defeated such men as Matty Matthews, Jack "Twin" Sullivan, William "Kid" McPartland, Frank Garrard, Jimmy Dime, Stanton Abbott, Tom Causer, Tommy Broderick, George "Mystery" Kerwin, Barney Connors and Perry Queenan

Apr  3 George Addison             St. John, NB, Canada              W  5
          -Featherweight Championship of Canada
May 21 Danny Smith                St. John, NB, Canada              W  4
Oct 21 Peter Manning              St. John, NB, Canada             KO  1
Nov 19 Peter Manning              St. John, NB, Canada             KO  2
Dec 13 Johnny T. Griffin          St. John, NB, Canada              W  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"

Jan 28 Billy Welsh                Boston, Ma                       TK  5
Mar 28 Paddy Fenton               Boston, Ma                       LF 15
          -Some sources report "L 15"
Apr 19 Leslie Pearce              Boston, Ma                        D 15
Jul  1 Joe Flaherty               Lynn, Ma                          D 13
Aug  3 -Connolly was scheduled to participate in a bag-punching contest
          at Roxbury, Ma 
Oct 15 Frank Garrard              Cleveland, Oh                    KO  3
Nov  5 Eugene Hornbacker                                          SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled as a "private" fight but was cancelled

Jan  9 Jimmy Dime                 Cleveland, Oh                    TK  3
          -Some sources report 2/10/95; Dime injured an arm 
Feb 10 Maurice Hagerstrom         Boston, Ma                       KO  1
Apr 23 Billy Ernst                Lynn, Ma                         LT  9
Aug  8 Stanton Abbott             St. John, NB, Canada              D  6
          -Reports vary "L 5" - "L 6" - "D 6"; Some sources report 8/13/96
Aug 24 Billy Hennessey            Lewiston, Me                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "ND 3"
Nov 24 Tom Causer                 Birmingham, England              KO  5

Jan 27 Dick Burge                 Birmingham, England               D 10
          -Some sources report 1/28/97
Feb 16 Cliff Valentine            Philadelphia, Pa                  W  6
Apr 30 George "Kid" Lavigne       New York, NY                     LT 11
          -Lightweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report 4/28/97 in "Brooklyn, NY"
Jun  4 "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Brooklyn, NY                      D 20
Jun 26 Johnny Laughlin            Buffalo, NY                      KO 13
Sep 14 Owen Ziegler               San Francisco, Ca                 L 20
Dec 11 Dal Hawkins                San Francisco, Ca                LK 14
          -Some sources report 12/16/97; Some sources report 12/17/97

Feb 15 Tim Kearns                 Cleveland, Oh                     D 20
Mar 22 Charley McHugh             St. John, NB, Canada             KO  1
Jun 23 Jack Robinson              St. John, NB, Canada              D 12
Jul 25 Joe Mullins                St. John, NB, Canada             WF  2
          -Some sources report 7/26/98
Oct 27 Tommy Broderick            Yonkers, NY                      KO  9
          -Some sources report "TK 10"; Broderick's handlers got ammonia in his eye
Nov 26 George "Mystery" Kerwin    St Louis, Mo                      D 20
Dec 17 Jack Bennett               Toronto, Ont, Canada              D 15

Jan 16 William "Spike" Sullivan   New Haven, Ct                     D 20
Mar 10 Charles McKeever           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 24 William "Kid" McPartland   New York, NY                      D 25
May  9 George "Mystery" Kerwin    Buffalo, NY                      TK  4
Jun 16 Tim Kearns                 New York, NY                     LT 22
Jul 30 William "Matty" Matthews   Brooklyn, NY                      L 25
          -Some sources report 7/31/99
Oct 27 William "Matty" Matthews   New York, NY                      D 25
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Dec 15 William "Kid" McPartland   New York, NY                      W 25

Jan 29 "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Buffalo, NY                       D 25
Mar 19 William "Matty" Matthews   Brooklyn, NY                     LT 14
Apr 18 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                       WF  8
May 15 Perry Queenan              Chicago, Il                       W  6
May 19 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                        D 15
          -Some sources report 5/21/00
Jun  5 William "Matty" Matthews   Brooklyn, NY                      W 25
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Aug 12 James "Rube" Ferns         Buffalo, NY                      LT 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Nov 29 Owen Ziegler               Hartford, Ct                     LK  2
          -Welterweight Championship of New England

Feb 22 Patsy Sweeney              Hartford, Ct                     LK  5
Apr 10 Tom Couhig                 Louisville, Ky                   LT 11
          -Police intervened; Some sources report "L 11"
Nov 22 William "Spike" Sullivan   New Haven, Ct                    LK  8

Jan  6 Joe Gans                   Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  5
Feb 22 Billy Gardner              Boston, Ma                        L  4
Mar 29 Owen Ziegler               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Apr 19 Barney Connors             Chicago, Il                      KO  4
Apr 28 Charles "Rough House" Burns Chicago, Il                     KO  3
Jun 21 Pat Daly                   London, Eng                       W 15
Jul 19 Jack Palmer                Newcastle-on-Tyne, England        L 20
          -Some sources report "L 15" on 7/22/02
Aug 23 Jack Palmer                Newcastle-on-Tyne, England       LT  6
          -Some sources report "LT 7"
Sep 15 Tom Woodley                London, England                   L 11
          -Some sources report "LT 11"
Nov 24 Jack Palmer                London, England                   L 15
          -This bout was promoted as a 158 Pound Championship
           of Great Britain contest; Some sources report 11/29/02
Dec 29 Jim Clark                  Liverpool, England                L 15

Jan 26 Tom Woodley                London, England                   W 15
Apr 14 Pat Daly                   London, England                   W 15
Jun    Curley Supples             London, England                   L 15
Jul 22 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Halifax, NS, Canada               D 10
Aug  6 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       St. John, NB, Canada              D 10
Dec 16 Charles Hitte              Albany, NY                       LT  9

Jan 15 Billy "Honey" Mellody      Boston, Ma                       LT  1

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