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Billy Dacey

BORN   c 1864; Greenpoint, New York
WEIGHT 129 3/4-148 lbs

Dacey was quick on his feet and held a scrappy disposition; He had fairly fast hands and carried a good punch; Billy fought long past his prime years
During his career, Dacey defeated such men as Jack Hopper, Frank White, Tommy Danforth and Tommy McManus

Dec 13 Harry Gilmore              Toronto, Ont, Canada             LT  1
          -Some sources report "L 1"

Jan 14 Tommy King                 Boston, Ma                       EX   
          -Dacey may have sparred Tommy Barnes also
Mar  6 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Coney Island, NY                 LT  9
          -Lightweight Championship of New York

Apr 28 Frank White                New York, NY                     EX  3

Apr  5 Marcellus Baker            Richmond, Va                      D  3
Sep    Tommy McManus                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  9 -Dacey challenged Jack McAuliffe, Billy Frazier, Harry Gilmore
           or Jimmy Mitchell to a bout

May 28 George Taylor              New York, NY                     EX  3
Jul 19 Jack Hopper                Hempstead, NY                    KO  4
Oct 15 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   Hoboken, NJ                       L  4
Oct 17 Frank White                Hoboken, NJ                       W  4
          -Some sources report 10/18/87
Oct 20 Jack Hopper                Hoboken, NJ                       W  5
          -Some sources report 10/19/87
Oct 21 Jack Long                  Hoboken, NJ                      KO  3
Nov 14 Jack Files                 Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
           -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 22 Jack Long                  Brooklyn, NY                     EX  3
Dec 26 Young Delaney              Hoboken, NJ                      EX   
Dec 29 Jack Long                  Brooklyn, NY                     EX   

Jan 31 Jack Long                  Jersey City, NJ                  EX   
Feb  7 Jack Delancey              New York, NY                     EX   
Feb  8 -Dacey, Jack Fallon, Tom Henry, and Denny Costigan 
           left for Troy, NY to participate in a sparring exhibition;
           The outcomes are not known 
Feb 25 Jack Delancey              Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
           -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr  9 "New York" Tom Allen       Boston, Ma                       EX   
Oct 10 Jack McAuliffe             Dover, NJ                        LT 11
          -Lightweight Championship of the World

Jan 26 an unknown opponent        Brooklyn, NY                     KO  2
Feb  5 Jack Costello              Hoboken, NJ                      KO  2
Feb 25 Jack Delancey              Hoboken, NJ                      ND   
Mar    Pete Costello                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Perhaps, this man was "Jack Costello"
Jun 13 Jack Delancey              New York, NY                     EX   
Jun 13 -Philadelphia (Pa) Item reported that Dacey and Jack Delancey
          would leave for San Francisco at an early date; Dacey would 
          meet any of their lightweights while Delancey would tackle any
          110-lb men
Aug 28 Jack Delancey              San Francisco, Ca                EX   
Nov 22 Tommy Danforth             San Francisco, Ca                KO 10
          -Some sources report 11/25/89

Apr 14 Jack Hicks                 Brooklyn, NY                      W  3
          -Dacey used only his left hand during the contest
          and exhibited wonderful ducking and dodging skills
          with his head movement
Sep  2 Tommy McManus              near New York, NY                KO  5
          -This fight was held within 100 miles of New York, NY;
           Many observers thought it was fixed; Both men were 
           drunk before and after the fight
Sep    -Dacey was challenged by Jack Quinn to a bout
Nov 18 Joe Williams               Coney Island, NY                 KO  2
          -Reports vary - 11/17/90 - 11/25/90;
          Reports vary - "Jack Williams" - "Jim Williams"
Dec    -Sportsmen in New York were trying to arrange a bout
          between Dacey and Austin Gibbons
Dec 31 "New York" Tom Allen       Buffalo, NY                      ND  4
          -Some sources report 12/31/91

Feb  7 John Banks                 Brooklyn, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar  7 Jack Hopper                New York, NY                     KO  3
May    Jack Williams              Willimantic, Ct                 SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
           Reports vary - "Joe Williams" - "Jim Williams"
Jun 11 Tommy McManus              Willimantic, Ct                   D  6
Nov 24 Stoney Canavan             New York, NY                     EX   
Nov 24 Tommy McManus              New York, NY                     EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec    Young Mitchell             Brooklyn, NY                     LK  2

Jul 11 Walter Campbell            Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed
Jul 25 Walter Campbell            Coney Island, NY                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled

       Jimmy Davis                New York, NY                     LK 17
          -Some sources report "Kansas City, Mo"
Jun  5 Billy Vernon               Newark, NJ                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Jun  5 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Newark, NJ                        L  8

Feb 24 Mike Leary                 New York, NY                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "EX 1" for one minute
Mar 27 Stanton Abbott             New York, NY                     LK  1
          -Some sources report "L 1"
May 29 "Wilmington" Jack Daly     Wilmington, De                   LK  1
          -This man was "Cornelius T. Moriarty"
Oct 25 Louis Jester               Nanticoke, Pa                    ND 10
          -Jester lasted and claimed the win

May 18 Billy Vernon               Brooklyn, NY                     LT  4
          -Some sources report 5/18/95

Mar 13 John Botts                 Nebraska City, Ne                 D  6

*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

       Jack Conners                                                 W  5
       Jack Mannick                                                KO 23
       Jack Conover                                                 D   
       Jack Sullivan                                                W  2
       Professor Kelly                                              W  3
       Paddy Troy                                                   W  5
       George Young                                                 W  2
       Jimmy Murray                                                 W  3
       Dave Fitzgerald                                              D  4
       Paddy Loughlin                                               D  4
       Walter Campbell                                              L  4

       Jack Everhardt                                              LK  1

Feb  3 Al Fellows                 Chicago, Il                      LK  4

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

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