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"Funny" Cook

BORN   circa 1857; Birmingham, England
WEIGHT Lightweight

 

Cook was a scrappy and talented fighter; He was Lightweight Champion of the Midlands in England during his career
 
The old reports are very contradictory; If anyone discovers conclusive data that disagrees with these results, please contact Tracy Callis

Undated (Prior to 1879)
       Alf Foster (Chang)                                   (55:00) W   
       Pat Perry                  Cudworth, England       (1:05:00) D   
       Jenks                      West Bromwich, England     20:00) W   
       Pippin                     Birmingham, England       (35:00) W   
          -Queensberry rules were used for this fight
       Thumby Evans               Litchfield, England       (21:00) D   
       Tom Smith                                          (2:15:00) W   
          -Queensberry rules were used for this fight

1879
Dec 22 Billy McCloud              Manchester, England             SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Both men were arrested on the day of the fight

1881
Dec 26 Thumby Evans               New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1882
Jun 20 Denny Costigan             New York, NY                      D  4
Jul 17 -Cook attended the John L. Sullivan-Tug Wilson bout in New York, NY

1883
Apr  9 Dan Dougherty              New York, NY                     EX  3
Apr 12 Dan Dougherty              Long Island City, NY             EX  3
          -This was a "rattling" bout

1891
Oct    -Cook was training Lachie Thompson for his upcoming fight
          with Arthur Akers in England

*** Photo Provided By William Schutte ***

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