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Con Dugan
(Mullins' Champion)

BORN   c. 1867; Brooklyn, New York
HEIGHT 5-5
WEIGHT 120-128 lbs

 


 

Dugan was black-haired, alert, scientific, and aggressive; He was "stout and pretty neatly put together" (see the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 5/01/88)

Con defeated such men as Jack Delancey, Johnny Grace and Tom Brady

1886
Apr  5 Johnny Grace               Brooklyn, NY                        W  4
          -Some sources report "Jack Grace";
          Some sources report "L 4"
Apr 24 Jim Donnelly               Brooklyn, NY                       ND   
Sep 20 Jack Lynch                 Harlem, NY                          D  5
Sep 22 Young Collins              Newark, NJ                          W  5
          -Kid gloves were used

1887
Jan 20 -Dugan was arrested for being intoxicated
Jan 25 Jack Leary                 Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Feb 21 Sam Collyer                Brooklyn, NY                       EX  3
Apr 21 Charley Kramer             Brooklyn, NY                       EX  3
Apr 21 Charley Pritchard          Brooklyn, NY                       ND  3
Apr 21 Charley Reilly             Brooklyn, NY                       EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were reportedly held the same date
Oct    Frank Steele               Troy, NY                            D   
Oct 24 Frank Steele               Troy, NY                           WF 14
          -Some sources report 10/25/87 in "West Troy, NY"
Dec 30 Jack Harding               Troy, NY (Ball Room)               LK 20
          -Some sources report "L 20"; Weights:123-119;
           One source reports that Dugan knocked out Harding;
           Most sources report that Dugan was better up to 
           the last round when Harding knocked him down twice;
           He failed to rise in time after the second knockdown

Undated (but prior to 5/01/88)
       Frank Steele                                                   D   

1888
Feb  7 Bob Daly                   New York, NY                       EX   
Apr 30 Jimmy Larkins              Jersey City, NJ (on a barge)       LF 12
          -Some sources report "LT 12" while others report "LK 12"
Dec  5 -Dugan was challenged to another bout by Jimmy Larkins

1889
Jan 15 Jack Delancey              Hoboken, NJ                         W   
Jan    Jack McLennan              Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
          -Perhaps, this man was "Jack McClellan"
Jan 28 Mike Cushing               Brooklyn, NY                       EX  3
Apr 24 Jack McClellan             Brooklyn, NY                       ND  3
May 14 Mike Cushing               Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
          -Some sources report "ND"
May 26 Jack Delancey                                                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 10 -Dugan was scheduled to spar in Greenpoint, NY
Jul 31 -Dugan challenged William Clarke to a bout
Sep 23 Mike Cushing               Coney Island, NY                   EX   
Sep    George Weiss               New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 12 Mike Cushing               Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

1890
Apr 14 Frank Donovan              Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
Oct 27 John Banks                                                    EX   
          -Some sources report 11/27/90
Nov 24 Frank Conley               Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 24 Danny Cunningham           Brooklyn, NY                       EX   

1891
Feb  7 Johnny Lynch               Brooklyn, NY, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep 10 Sam Kelly                  Brooklyn, NY                       EX   

1894
Oct 15 -Dugan seconded Jerry Sullivan vs Tim Murphy at Coney Island, NY

1896
Oct 20 Sam Bolen                  Brooklyn, NY                        L 10
          -Some sources report 10/21/96;
          Some sources call this a "bad decision";
          Some sources report "LK 10"
Nov  7 Tom Brady                  Brooklyn, NY                        W  8
Nov    Frank Conley               Brooklyn, NY                       ND   
          -This bout is referenced but no result is reported
Nov    Paddy Smith                                                   EX   
Dec 19 Jack Burge                 Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

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