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Billy Devine

BORN c. 1882
DIED February 1907; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 5-6
WEIGHT    135-140 lbs
1899
Mar 27 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Apr  3 Young Williams             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Apr 24 Mike Walsh                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Apr 29 Young Bailey               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
May  6 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
May 20 Young O'Hara               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
May 22 Young Ryan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
May 29 Young Stone                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Jun  5 J. Higgins                 Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
Jun 12 Lew Pyle                   Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 19 Charles Smith              Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 30 Billy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 14 George Walker              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Jul 21 Young Fitzsimmons          Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Jul 28 "Turkey Point" Billy Smith Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug  4 Johnny Devine              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Aug 18 Tom O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Aug 31 Gus Gardner                Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  5
          -Some sources report "ND 5"
Sep  1 Sailor Eller               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  4 Scratchy Brennan           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  8 Jack Linton                Wilmington, De                      W  6
Dec  1 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
          -Campbell used the name "Sammy Smith"
Dec  8 George Stercks             Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  2
Dec 15 Joe O'Hara                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4
Dec 27 Young Choynski             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  4

1900
Jan  5 Young Sharkey              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan  9 Snapper Ack                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  5 Charles Turville           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 13 Young Choynski             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 16 Frank Reilly               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 19 Jack Ward                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 26 Gus Gardner                Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  6
Mar  9 Young Sharkey              Harrisburg, Pa                     ND  6
Mar 12 John Coan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 13 Budd Todd                  Harrisburg, Pa                      W 10
Apr 23 George Richardson          Reading, Pa                        TK  7
Apr 30 Charles Turville           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 19 Johnny Woolem              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 23 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jun 25 George Krall               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul  9 Tim Callahan               Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  5
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Jul 16 Pat Coan                   Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  5
Jul 20 Jimmy Hill                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jul 23 John Coan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 17 Young Sharkey              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 24 Jack Lynch                 Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct  1 Jimmy Mullen               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
         -Perhaps, this man was "Ed Mullin"
Oct 20 Jack Collins               Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
Nov 15 Young Sharkey              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 17 Charles Mulhall            Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 22 Fish Ferris                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 30 Kid McFadden               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec  8 Howard Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1901
May 29 Herman "Kid" Stein         Wilmington, De                      W 10
Dec 13 Pat Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Dec 20 J.J. Collins               Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  2
Dec 30 Jack Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1902
Jan  3 Bobby Thompson             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan  6 Jack Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 17 Harry Berger               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 24 William "Spike" Sullivan   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb  8 Jack Ryan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 10 Edward "Eddie" Kennedy     Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Feb 28 Jack Ryan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
          -Perhaps, this man was "Billy Ryan"
Mar 17 Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 10 Billy Farren               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 17 Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 12 Billy Farren               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Oct  9 Bobby Thompson             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov  6 John "Young" Mahoney       Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1903
Jan 15 Jack Williams              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Aug 25 Neill "Mull" Bowser        Tarentum, Pa                       ND 10
Oct 15 Jack Durane                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1904
Jan 16 William "Matty" Matthews   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Jan 22 Isadore Strauss            Philadelphia, Pa                   WF  4
Mar 19 William "Matty" Matthews   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr  9 Marty Connors              Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  4
Apr 21 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 23 Harry Foley                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 30 Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May  9 Jack McKenzie              Chester, Pa                        ND  6
May 25 Joe Hagan                  Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Sep 17 Charles Hitte              Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

1905
Jan 14 Charles Meyers             Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Mar 25 Billy Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                   LT  4
May 17 Harry Jones                Reading, Pa                        ND  6
May 25 Tom Daly                   Reading, Pa                        ND  6
Jun  8 Steve Crosby               Reading, Pa                        LT  6

1906
Apr 16 Eddie Haney                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 19 Eddie Haney                Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Apr 26 Charles McKeever           Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
May 24 John Dugan                 Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6

*** Much Data Provided By William Schutte and Luckett Davis ***

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