Patrick "Paddy" Duffy

BORN   November 12 1864; Boston, Massachusetts
DIED July 10 1890; Boston, Massachusetts (tuberculosis)
HEIGHT 5-7
WEIGHT 135-140 lbs


Duffy was a capable boxer who lost only one contest during his career; He was a good hitter who delivered solid blows; He was game and possessed excellent stamina; Paddy won the Welterweight Championship of the World during his career

During his career, Duffy defeated such men as Billy McMillan, Tom Meadows, Dan Murphy, Charles Gleason, Charles "Bull" McCarthy, Jack McGinty and Dan Custy

In 1994, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame

1884
Feb 26 Skin Doherty               Boston, Ma                       KO  3
Mar    Young Shannon              Boston, Ma                        W  4
Apr  4 J. Shanley                 Boston, Ma                        W  4
Apr    Bob Lyons                  Boston, Ma                       KO 11
          -London Rules used for this bout
Apr  8 Paddy Carey                Boston, Ma                       EX   
Apr 20 Paddy Carey                Boston, Ma                       EX   
May 15 Paddy Carey                Boston, Ma                       KO  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
May 19 Cunningham                 Boston, Ma                       EX  3
May    Paddy Sullivan             Gloucester, Ma                    D  6
Jun    Paddy Sullivan             Lowell, Ma                        D  6
Jun 16 McDonald                   Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Jun    Paddy Sullivan             Boston, Ma                        D  6
Oct 31 Tug Collins                Boston, Ma                        D  4
Dec 19 Jack Magee                 Boston, Ma                       LK  2

1885
Feb 13 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Feb 16 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Feb 18 Dan Murphy                 Boston, Ma                       KO  3
Apr 27 John Kennedy               Peabody, Ma                      ND   
May  2 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
          -Some sources report 5/22/85
May  6 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
May  8 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
May 22 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
May 25 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Aug 31 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep  4 Young Kerrigan             Salem, Ma                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 15 Young Kerrigan             Quincy, Ma                       EX   
Oct 27 Bill Rosamond              Boston, Ma                       KO  4
Nov  6 Denny Sullivan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Nov  6 George LaBlanche           Boston, Ma                       EX  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 12 -Duffy challenged Mike Daly to a bout

1883-1886
       Kentucky Rosebud           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND 20
          -This man was Walter Edgerton;
           This was a "private" fight

1886
Jan 28 Billy Young                Baltimore, Md                     D  6
Feb 17 Denny Shea                 Boston, Ma                       KO  7
Apr 22 Billy Nally                Washington, DC                   KO  4
Apr 24 George Milton              Washington, DC                   KO  2
Jun    Butler's Unknown           Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jun    Billy Young                Baltimore, Md                    WF  2
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Jul    Walter Redmond             Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jul    Pete Connolly              Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jul    Frank Brooks               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jul 17 Charles Gleason            Boston, Ma                        W  4
Jul 22 Charles Gleason            Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Jul    Charley White              Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jul    Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Jul    Frank Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Aug    Charley Hermon             Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Oct  7 Young Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  4
          -Apparently, this man was not "Patsy Kerrigan"
Oct    Tom Wall                   Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Oct    Billy Teese                Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Oct 29 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Dec  6 Paddy Riley                Boston, Ma                       EX   
Dec 10 Patsy Kerrigan             South Boston, Ma                 EX   
Dec    George Wilson              Boston, Ma                        D  4
Dec 13 Isaac "Ike" O'Neil Weir    Somerville, Ma                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 13 Patsy Kerrigan             Somerville, Ma                   EX  3
Dec 17 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 17 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Dec 17 Marcellus Baker            Boston, Ma                       EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 20 Paddy Riley                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
Dec 23 -Duffy was scheduled to appear at the Boston, Ma (Cribb Club)
Dec 29 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Dec 29 Paddy Riley                Boston, Ma                       EX  4
          -Different sources report the previous 2 bouts held the same date

1887
Jan  5 -Duffy and Howie Hodgkins were to be tendered a benefit at Boston, Ma
Jan 10 Paddy Riley                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 13 Patsy Kerrigan             Brockton, Ma                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 14 Patsy Kerrigan             Natick, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 14 Billy Frazier              New Bedford, Ma                   D  4
Jan 21 Billy Frazier              East Weymouth, Ma                EX   
Jan 22 Billy Frazier              Woburn, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled to a finish but was not held; 
           Stakeholder Patsy Kerrigan did not have the money with him
Jan 24 Billy Frazier              Woburn, Ma                       EX   
Jan 25 -Duffy, Billy Frazier, Joe Lannon, Jack Williams, Jack McDonald 
           were scheduled to appear in Nashua, NH; The outcomes are not known
Feb  8 Billy Frazier              Brockton, Ma                     EX   
Feb 10 Billy Frazier              Portland, Me                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 19 Tom Wall                   Boston, Ma                       KO  5
Feb 21 -Billy Frazier was scheduled to meet all-comers in Philadelphia
          (During the week; Duffy went with him)
Mar    Pat Farley                 Boston, Ma                       KO  3
Mar 16 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 21 L. Wetzel Brown            Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Apr 12 Dick Cronin                Boston, Ma                       EX    
Apr    Tom Murphy                 Boston, Ma                       KO  4
Apr 25 Billy Frazier              Lowell, Ma                       EX   
Apr 25 Patsy Kerrigan             Lowell, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts reportedly were held the same date
Apr 27 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  4
          -Some sources report 4/28/87
May 12 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 17 Jack McGinty               Boston, Ma                        D  6
May 17 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                       EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts reportedly were held the same date
May 27 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                       EX   
May 28 Billy Frazier              Fall River, Ma                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun  2 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun    Jack McGinty               Boston, Ma                        D  6
       S. Wilds                   Boston, Ma                       KO  7
Jul 16 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug  8 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Sep 19 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Sep 19 Billy Frazier              Boston, Ma                       EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts reportedly were held the same date
Oct  1 Jack McGinty               Boston, Ma                        W  6
Oct    Dick Cronin                Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov  7 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Nov 17 Jack McGinty               Boston, Ma                        D  8
Dec 19 Jack McGinty               Boston, Ma                       EX  3

1888
Jan  9 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jan 16 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Jan 17 Jim Meehan                 Boston, Ma                        W  7
Jan 23 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
          -Some sources report 1/21/88
Jan 24 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                       EX   
Jan 27 Tom Green                  Bridgeport, Ct                   EX   
Jan 27 Pete McCoy                 Bridgeport, Ct                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb  1 -Duffy was scheduled to spar in Milford, Ct
Feb  9 Jack McGinty               Boston, Ma                       TK  9
Feb 14 Jack Kirwin                Providence, RI                   EX   
Mar 28 Jimmy Conley               Boston, Ma                       EX   
Apr 13 an unnamed opponent        Boston, Ma                       KO  3
          -Some sources report "TK 7";
           This man used the name "Dan Custy"
May  1 Jimmy Carroll              Boston, Ma                       EX   
May 15 Jack McGinty               Boston, Ma                       EX  3
Jun 11 Patsy Kerrigan             Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome not known
Jun 12 Paddy Sullivan             Providence, RI                   KO  8
Jun 13 Dick Moorehouse            Boston, Ma                        D  6
Jul  4 an unnamed opponent        Providence, RI                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome not known
Jul    Jem Kendrick               Revere, Ma                       EX   
Jul 12 Jem Kendrick               Boston, Ma                       EX   
Oct 30 Billy McMillan             Fort Foote, Va                   KO 17
          -Welterweight Championship of the World;
           Some sources report 10/31/88

1889
Jan  7 Charles Gleason            Boston, Ma                        D 10
          -Some sources report 1/08/89
Jan 15 -Duffy seconded James Boyle vs. Steve Travis at Boston, Ma
Jan    Jack Kirwin                Schenectady, NY                  EX   
          -Duffy and Kirwin sparred several exhibitions
           in Schenectady during Jan 1889
Feb    Billy Yeager               Boston, Ma                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Mar 29 Tom Meadows                San Francisco, Ca                WF 45
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Apr 24 Patsy Kerrigan             Cambridge, Ma                    EX   
May    Jimmy Conley               Cambridge, Ma                    ND   
Aug 26 Johnny Reagan              Brooklyn, NY                     ND   
          -Some sources report 8/26/88 (but see article below)

--- Boston (Ma) Daily Globe, Aug 27 1889 ---


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

Undated
       Bill Dunn                                                    D   
          -Some sources report "L 4"
       Fred Woods                                                   D   
       C. Hoffman                 Boston, Ma                       KO  2

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