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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Dan Custy

BORN c 1860; Some sources report Brooklyn, New York
(Fought out of Long Island City, New York)
WEIGHT 140 lbs
Nov 28 Jack Sweeney               Long Island, NY                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 13 Jim Sweeney                Brooklyn, NY                     ND  2
          -Sweeney appeared to be getting the best of it;
           Custy's friends started a fight; Police intervened

       Jack Sweeney                                                 W   
          -This "win" is referenced in the article for the 10/11/86 fight;
           Perhaps, it is a reference to the 11/28/1883 bout

Oct 11 Louis Jester               Rockaway Beach, NY                W  6
          -Reports vary - "KO 6" - "TK 6" - "W 5" - "W 3";
           Some sources report "Long Island City, NY";
           Some sources report 10/09/1886
Nov  9 Phil Flood                 Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This wrestling match was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Jul    -Custy trained Johnny Reagan vs Tom Henry near New York, NY 

Feb 11 George Reynolds            in New Jersey                     D 27
          -Custy was called the Champion of Long Island
Feb    John Monaghan                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled for a day during the week of Feb 13 1886
Nov  4 -Custy seconded Tom Fisher vs Bob Dunlap in New York, NY

         -Custy was trying to get a fight with a black man named Evans;
           Perhaps, he was "Wiley Evans"

Jan 28 Johnny Reagan            Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
Feb  5 -Custy seconded Jack Desmond vs Jim "Buffalo" Davis in Newton, ?? NJ ?? 
Feb 10 -Custy seconded Jack Kelly vs Maurice Rose in Greenpoint, NY
May 21 -Custy seconded Frank Donovan vs Michael "Chappy" Moran near Tottenville,
          Staten Island, NY

Feb 10 William McGarry          Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 15 Billy Cahill             Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Nov 24 Martin Dempsey           Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
          -This wrestling match was part of a Benefit for Billy Dacey

Sep 17 -Custy seconded Johnny Gorman vs Jack Skelly in Brooklyn, NY (Coney Island)

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

Apr 13 Paddy Duffy                Boston, Ma                       LK  3
          -Some sources report "LT 7"; Custy denied he fought Duffy;
           Thomas "Soap" McAlpine was supposed to bring Custy to Boston
           to fight Duffy; He brought someone and called him "Custy"; 
           Duffy later commented that his opponent did not look like a 
           champion of anything

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