Denny Costigan

BORN    Fought out of Providence, Rhode Island
WEIGHT  130-145 lbs

Costigan was trainer and manager of "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey; He was described as "the chubby, black mustasched young gentleman who travels with and trains Jack Dempsey and keeps himself good and fat that he may the better stand the punching he gets when he and Dempsey spar in Billy Madden's play, Around New York"

1882
Jun 20 Funny Cook                 New York, NY                      D  4
Dec 14 George Fulljames           New York, NY                     EX   
Dec 28 Frank King                 New York, NY                     EX   

1882-1883 
       Jack Keenan                New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Keenan did not show
          Stiff 'Un                  New York, NY                      W   

1883
Jan    Bob Farrell                New York, NY                     EX   
May 16 Bob Farrell                New York, NY                     EX   
Apr 21 Martin "Fiddler" Neary     New York, NY                     EX   
       Jimmy Connolly             New York, NY                     EX   
          -Connolly knocked Costigan out
Sep 13 Jack Files                 New York, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  6 Jimmy Murray               New York, NY                      D  3

1884
Feb  7 Tom Kelly                  New York, NY                     KO  2
Feb 25 Mike Mullery               New York, NY                     EX   
Mar  6 Jack Files                 New York, NY                     EX   
          -Some sources report 3/16/84
Mar 13 Professor Nixey            Newark, NJ                       EX   
Mar 26 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                       EX  3
May 12 Professor Nixey            New York, NY                     EX   
Jun 30 Professor Nixey            New York, NY                     EX   
Aug 13 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Aug 25 J.J. Bagley                Boston, Ma                       EX   
Oct  6 Pete McCoy                 New York, NY                     EX   
Dec  9 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New York, NY                     EX  4

1886
May 20 Tom Cleary                 St. Paul, Mn                     EX   
Jun    Tom Cleary                 Minneapolis, Mn                  EX   
Dec 20 Jack Keenan                Cheyenne, Wy                     EX  3
Dec 27 Jack Keenan                Milwaukee, Wi                    EX  3
Dec 27 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Milwaukee, Wi                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1887
Mar 15 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Rochester, NY                    EX   
Mar 22 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Detroit, Mi                      EX   
Aug    Tom Henry                                                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled

1888
Feb  7 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Rochester, NY                   SCH   

          -Costigan and Dempsey were scheduled to spar in
           Madden's play during the week; Then, tour the 
           "Middle States" and be on the road until Spring

Feb  8 -Costigan, Billy Dacey, Jack Fallon, and Tom Henry 
           left for Troy, NY to participate in a sparring
           exhibition; The outcomes are not known  

Mar 26 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Brooklyn, NY                     EX  
May  8 "Boston" Jimmy Conley      Providence, RI                   EX   

Dec  3 -Costigan attended the Jack Fallon-Tom Lees bout
          at Brooklyn, NY

Dec  9 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Brooklyn, NY                     EX   
          -Costigan and Dempsey were scheduled to spar
           several times during the week

1889
Feb  4 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Buffalo, NY                      EX  3

Feb 10 -Costigan and Dempsey made provisions to go to
           San Francisco, Ca with a variety show and give
           sparring exhibitions

Apr 24 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 30 Mike Lucie                 San Francisco, Ca                EX   
          -Some sources report 11/29/89

1890
Aug 25 Jack McAuliffe             Brooklyn, NY                     EX   

1893
Sep 25 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Nov  9 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Buffalo, NY                      EX   
Dec    "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Boston, Ma                       EX   

1894
Jan  7 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known 


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

1889
       Charles "Sailor" Brown                                       L   


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

*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

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