Mick Dooley

BORN   December 25 1862; Yellow Rock-Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia (near Dapto); Some sources report 1863
DIED February 13 1935; Claremont, Western Australia
HEIGHT 6-0
WEIGHT 150-175 lbs

Dooley was a very capable fighter who knew how to handle himself in the ring; He tangled with larger men often and won the Heavyweight Championship of Australia during his career

Dooley defeated such men as Bob Fitzsimmons, Billy McCarthy, James "Tut" Ryan, Peter Felix, Bill Doherty and Jim Fogarty

1883
       Jim Davis                  Paddington, ---, Aus              W   
       Webby Booth                                                  W   
       P. Ryan                                                      W   
       Sandy Ross                                                   W   

1884
Jun 25 Nat Burns                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  5
Jun 25 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1886
Jan 23 Sullivan                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Jan 30 Jim Nolan                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  4
Feb 13 Jim Nolan                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  1
Feb 20 Bailey                     Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Feb 27 George Seale               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  6
Mar  6 Larry Foley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
          -Some sources report "EX 3"
Mar 20 an unnamed opponent        Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Mar 27 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LT  3
Apr 24 Pablo Frank                Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  6
May  1 Duffy                      Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  2
May 15 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Aus                 TK  4
May 29 Snow                       Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  3
Jun  2 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Jun  5 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Jun 12 Dowling                    Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  2
Jun 19 Stanley                    Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  4
Jul 10 Jim Fogarty                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  2
Jul 12 Jack Malloy                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Jul 31 Eddy Seymour               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Aug 25 Novice Jack                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Aug 28 Tom Lees                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                  L  4
Oct 16 Eddy Seymour               Sydney, NSW, Aus                  D  4
Oct 27 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                  D  4

1887
Mar 17 Frank "Paddy" Slavin       Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK 10
          -Some sources report 3/24/87
May  7 Mick O'Brien               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 TK  5
Jun  4 Steve O'Donnell            Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  6
Jun 11 Jim Nolan                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  4
Jul 30 Larry Foley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  3
Aug 13 Paddy Gorman               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  3
Dec 24 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  2
Dec 31 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  D  8

1888
Jan 21 Professor West             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  2
Jan 26 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Feb  4 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Mar 17 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  3
          -Some sources report 3/11/88
Apr 18 Steve O'Donnell            Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
          -Some sources report "L 6"
May  1 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Jun 29 Pat Kieley                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  5
          -Some sources report 6/29/89
Oct 27 the "Irishman"             Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO  1
          -This man very likely was "Jack Burke";
           He was in Australia at this time
Nov  3 Billy McCarthy             Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W  8
Dec  8 Frank "Paddy" Slavin       Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia

1889
Jun  8 Jack Gaven                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Jun 10 Jack Gaven                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Jun    -Dooley opened a Tobacco Shop in Parramatta, NSW, Aus
Jul 29 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Sep  7 Pat Kieley                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4

1890
Jun 24 Joe Goddard                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK 21
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
Aug 30 Peter Jackson              Newcastle, NSW, Aus              ND  4
Sep  2 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4
Oct 30 Joe Goddard                Melbourne, Vic, Aus              LK  7
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia;
           Some sources report "L 7";
           Some sources report 11/01/90
Nov 19 Peter Jackson              Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  4

1891
May 25 Joe Choynski               Melbourne, Vic, Aus              LK  2

1892
May 23 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  2

1894
May    -Dooley claimed the Heavyweight Championship
           of Australia following Harry Laing's death
Jun 23 James "Tut" Ryan           Melbourne, Vic, Aus               W 20
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia;
            Some sources report 6/25/94

1895
Dec  2 Larry Foley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 ND  3

1896
Feb 29 Mick Purcell               Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO  2
Apr  4 Peter Felix                Melbourne, Vic, Aus              KO  2
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
Jun 27 Peter Felix                Melbourne, Vic, Aus              ND  8
          -Felix lasted and claimed the win
Aug  1 Peter Felix                Melbourne, Vic, Aus              ND 10
          -Felix lasted and claimed the win
Aug  6 -Dooley left for South Africa; Details of
           all his bouts there are not known

1897
Feb  6 Joe Goddard                Johannesburg, Trans, SA          LK  2
          -Heavyweight Championship of South Africa;
           Some sources report 2/05/97;
           Some sources report 2/07/97
Jul  3 Peter Felix                Brisbane, Que, Aus                D 10
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia

1898
Sep  7 Bill Doherty               Fremantle, WA, Aus               TK  6
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
Dec 26 William Bell               Coolgardie, WA, Aus              KO  2
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia

1899
Jan 21 Jim Fogarty                Perth, WA, Aus                   KO  2
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
Feb 25 Bill Doherty               Kalgoorlie, WA, Aus              LK  6
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
Apr 22 Bill Doherty               Kalgoorlie, WA, Aus              LK  4
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
Jul 12 James "Tut" Ryan           Kalgoorlie, WA, Aus              LK  4

1900
Apr 30 Jack Andrews               Fremantle, WA, Aus               TK  3
May 29 Bill Doherty               Fremantle, WA, Aus               TK  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Aug 11 Bill Doherty               Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  3
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia;
            Some sources report "Ultimo, ---, Aus"

1901
Jun 17 Peter Felix                Melbourne, Vic, Aus              LK  2


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

1886
Jul 10 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Aus                 LK  2

1900-1901
       Bill Doherty                                                LK  4
*** Much Data Was Provided By  Jan Skotnicki ***
 

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