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Dick Cronin

BORN Fought out of Baltimore, Maryland

Cronin was a capable fighter who competed against many top men of his day

1886
May 12 Andy McCauley              Boston, Ma                        LF   
Dec 13 Howey Hodgkins             Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Dec 17 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Dec 18 Abe Humer                  Boston, Ma                        ND  8
          -Humer was called the Champion Lightweight of the Navy;
           Police intervened
Dec 30 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                        EX   

1887
Jan 5 -Cronin was scheduled to attend the gathering of the Welcome
          Associates in East Boston, Ma; Also attending were Paddy Duffy,
          Billy Frazier, Marcellus Baker, Patsy Kerrigan, John Green,
          Jimmy Carroll and Frank Steele; There may have been sparring
Jan  7 Abe Humer                  Boston, Ma                        TK  9
Jan 21 -Cronin was scheduled to spar in New Bedford, Ma
Jan 21 Frank Steele               East Weymouth, Ma                 EX   
Jan 24 Frank Steele               Woburn, Ma                        EX   
Jan 24 Harry Tracey               Woburn, Ma                        EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb  2 Isaac "Ike" O'Neil Weir    Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Feb  8 Harry Tracey               Brockton, Ma                      EX   
Feb 19 Martin Snee                Boston, Ma                         D  4
          -Some sources report 2/18/87
Mar  1 Harry Tracey               Brockton, Ma                      EX   
Apr 12 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                        EX    
Apr 27 L. Wetzel Brown            Boston, Ma                         L   
May 13 -Cronin seconded Frank Steele vs Jack Williams in Brockton, Ma
May 13 -Cronin seconded Edward L. Buchanan vs Jack Magee in Brockton, Ma
May 18 Harry Tracey               Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 18 Mike Barry                 Boston, Ma                        EX  3
          -Barry was called the ex-champion lightweight of Maine
May 27 Marcellus Baker            Boston, Ma                        EX   
Jun  7 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                        EX   
Jun  7 George LaBlanche           Boston, Ma                        EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
            Some sources report "Lowell, Ma"
Jun  9 Patsy Kerrigan             Brockton, Ma                      EX  4
Jun  9 George LaBlanche           Brockton, Ma                      EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug  8 Sullivan                   Boston, Ma                        EX   
          -This man was not "John L. Sullivan"
Sep 19 Harry Tracey               Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep    Mahoney (of Sommerville)   near Boston, Ma                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for Sep-Oct 1887 within 25 miles
            of Boston, Ma; The outcome is not known
Oct    Punch Vaughn                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct    Paddy Duffy                                                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 16 Young Steele               Quincy, Ma                        EX  3
Oct 25 Jack Casey                 Brockton, Ma                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 14 Jimmy Carroll              Boston, Ma                        EX  3
Nov 15 Harry Tracy                Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 18 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 27 -Cronin was challenged by Punch Vaughn to a bout

1890
Jan 28 Jimmy Conley               Boston, Ma                        LT  6

1891
Nov 11 -Cronin was scheduled to spar in Boston, Ma

1892
Jan 25 James Whitney              Boston, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb  9 George Dunbar              Boston, Ma                        EX   
Feb 15 Frank Steele               Boston, Ma                        EX   
Mar  7 Dan McGivern               Boston, Ma                        EX    
Mar 11 Frank Steele               Nashua, NH                        EX   
Mar 11 -Cronin and Frank Steele seconded Patrick Downey vs Charles Delorey
           in Nashua, NH
Mar 14 Jack Magee                 Boston, Ma                        EX   
Apr  8 Ed Conley                  Charlestown, Ma                   EX   

1893
Feb  4 -Cronin was said to be alive and doing well in Springfield, Vt;
           It had been reported that he drowned on the Newfoundland banks

1894
Jan  7 George Meehan              Hamilton, Ma                       W   
Feb    George Leeler              Wenham, Ma                         W  9

1895
Feb  5 William "Spike" Sullivan   South Boston, Ma                  LT 21
         -Some sources report "L 21"

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