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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer

Mike Daly

BORN   April 1 1865; Bangor, Maine
DIED December 26 1910; Bangor, Maine (Found dead in his cell at the Bangor Police Station)
WEIGHT 133-135 lbs

Daly was a feisty, scrappy and durable competitor and one of the best lightweights of his time; He was called the "stiffest hitter I ever met" by Billy Frazier and was a leading contender for the lightweight championship held by Jack McAuliffe

During his career, he defeated such men as Billy Frazier, Walter Campbell and Marcellus Baker

Oct  8 Martin Daly                 Bangor, Me                      TK  7
          -Some sources report "Jan 1883" Some report "W 7"

May  9 Billy Chandler              Bangor, Me                       W  3
          -Some sources report "W 5" on 5/09/85
           This bout was not held during Oct 1885
Oct 15 Marcellus Baker             Bangor, Me                      TK  4

Mar 26 Billy Frazier               Bangor, Me                       D  4
Jul  2 Billy Frazier               Bangor, Me                       D  5
Oct 12 Tommy McManus               St. John, NB, Canada             D  6
Oct 20 Ed Kelsey                   Winfield, Long Island, NY       TK 16
          -Bare Knuckles were used for this bout;
           Reports vary - "W 16" - "TK 17";
           Kelsey could not come out for round 17;
           Some sources report 10/21/85
Nov 12 -Daly was challenged by Paddy Duffy to a bout

Mar 16 Jimmy Mitchell              Boston, Ma                       D  6
       James Gibbons               St. John, NB, Canada             D  6
Oct  9 -Daly challenged any middleweight in America to a bout,
           Jack Fogarty or Jimmy Carroll preferred

Jan 31 Jimmy Meehan                Bangor, Me                       KO  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Mar 18 Jack McDonald               Augusta, Me                      KO  3
          -This bout was not held 3/19/87
Mar 26 -Daly challenged Walter Cameron (of Philadelphia, Pa) to a bout at 133 lbs
Apr 25 -Daly was challenged by Martin Snee to a bout
May 17 Walter Campbell             Boston, Ma                        W  6
          -Some sources report "KO 6"; Campbell struck his head on the floor
           when knocked down
Jun 15 Billy Frazier               Boston, Ma                       KO  8
          -Some sources report "KO 7"
Dec  5 -Daly signed articles to fight "Brooklyn" Paddy Smith in Jan 1888
           near Boston, Ma
Dec 19 Jem Carney                  Boston, Ma                       EX  4
          -Some sources report "EX 3"
Dec 20 -Daly sent "Brooklyn" Paddy Smith a letter stating that the Boston, Ma 
           (Rackett Club) would not fund the fight

Jan  5 -Daly was scheduled to spar in Boston, Ma
Jan 16 Jack McAuliffe              Boston, Ma                       EX  4
          -Some sources report "ND 4"; Police intervened
Feb  1 Jimmy Carroll               Boston, Ma                        D 15
          -This bout was promoted as the lightweight championship of America
Mar  6 Jimmy Carroll               Boston, Ma                        D  6
May  8 Jimmy Carroll               Portland, Me                     EX   
          -Some sources report "D 6"

Jan 14 -Daly was challenged by Jimmy Hale (of Philadelphia) to a bout
Feb 25 -Daly challenged Jack McAuliffe to fight for the lightweight championship
Mar 11 -Richard K. Fox (of the National Police Gazette) stated that he would 
           declare Mike Daly champion unless McAuliffe fought him
Apr 12 Frank Murphy                Milwaukee, Wi                    EX   
May  2 -Daly was challenged by Denny Killen to a bout
        Frank "Dutch" Neal                                         SCH   
           -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 18 Johnny O'Brien              Lewiston, Me                     ND   
Oct 18 Johnny O'Brien              Lewiston, Me                     ND   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec  5 Jack McAuliffe              Boston, Ma                        D 15
          -McAuliffe had the best of the fighting

Jan 21 -Bud Renaud, who handled the John L. Sullivan-Jake Kilrain fight, 
           offered to match Daly against Andy Bowen
Feb  7 Joe Donovan                 Rockland, Me                     TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"
Feb  8 Jack Havlin                 Rockland, Me                     EX  6
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
Feb 21 -Daly seconded Mike Barry vs Jimmy Dwyer in Maine
May 27 Jimmy Dwyer                 Lewiston, Me                     NC  3
          -Some sources report "W 1"

Mar  7 Austin Gibbons              New Orleans, La                  LT 31
Feb 18 Patsy Kerrigan              Bangor, Me                       EX  4
May    Andy Bowen                  New Orleans, La                 SCH   
          -This bout was tentatively scheduled but cancelled;
           Bowen declined to fight Daly

Apr  7 Joe Walcott                 New York, NY                    SCH   
         -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

Jun 29 Jimmy Kennard               Johnstown, Pa                     D 10
Nov 15 Patsy Reardon               Bangor, Me                       EX  6

Feb 13 -Daly and George LaBlanche were sentenced at Bangor, Me
          two years each for robbery (see the Philadelphia (Pa) Item
          and Boston (Ma) Globe newspapers)

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

Jan    Jimmy Carroll               Boston, Ma                        D  6

May  6 Frank Mango                 New York, NY                      L  3

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