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Billy Farren

WEIGHT 135 lbs

 

Farren was a talented Philadelphia fighter who packed a solid punch; He fought during the period of "No Decision" bouts but bested his man in many of these bouts

During his career, Billy defeated such men as George Krall, Herman Miller, Jack Donahue, Jack McClelland, Al Fox, Billy Shields and Al Greenwood; Among the notables he bested in "No Decision" bouts were Vernon Campbell, Jack Hanlon, Charles Johnson, Tommy Cleary, Harry Berger, George Krall, Charles "Bull" McCarthy, Howard Wilson and Eugene Rowan

1897
Apr  3 Jack Welch                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 13 Eugene Rowan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 20 Tommy Cleary               Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2
          -Some sources report "LK 3"
Oct 11 Joe Wrenn                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 20 Frank Farley               Baltimore, Md                    ND  6
          -Some sources report "Philadelphia, Pa"
Dec 27 Kid Howard                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 31 Jack McClelland            Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1

1898
Jan 28 Harry Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Feb 15 Dan McConnell              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  3 Eugene Rowan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 14 Al Fox                     Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Oct 28 Billy Shields              Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Nov  8 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 10 Elwood McCloskey           Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Dec 23 Neal Call                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Dec 26 Isadore Strauss            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 12/24/1898
Dec 30 Billy Shields              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 31 Johnny Woolem              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1899
Jan 12 Jack Wood                  Wilmington, De                   LF  3
Jan 21 Harry Wilson               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 30 Billy Payne                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  6 Loudon Campbell            Homestead, Pa                    LK 16
Mar  4 Howard Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  2
Apr 24 "Cyclone" Jack O'Brien     Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  1 Pat Sullivan               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Jun 11 Nelson Hall                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 12 Billy Payne                Philadelphia, Pa                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun 23 Al Fox                     Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Jul  7 Charles Hitte              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 7/08/1899
Aug 25 Dan McConnell              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 31 Dan Danvers                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 20 Fish Ferris                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 11 Charles Dowling            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 18 Jack Donahue               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1900
Jan  1 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 29 Dan McConnell              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  3 Young Smyrna               Chester, Pa                      ND 10
Feb  5 Kid Krause                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  3 Jack McFarland             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  1 Jack Hanley                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/02/1900
Apr 14 Tommy Edwards              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 28 Frank Schwartz             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 30 Kid Krause                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  5 Al Hall                    Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
May 11 Dan McConnell              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 15 Kid Krause                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 26 Howard Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 29 Jack Donahue               Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  5
Aug 10 Howard Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 13 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 20 Billy Payne                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug 27 Howard Wilson              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 10 Ben Harris                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 21 Whitey Lester              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep 24 Kid Thomas                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct 20 Jim Maloney                Trenton, NJ                      KO 10
Oct 26 Jack Coan                  Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  4
Nov 12 Bobby Thompson             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 22 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Nov 26 Al Greenwood               Trenton, NJ                      TK 16
          -Some sources report Dec 1900
Dec 14 Kid Thomas                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1901
Mar 11 Harry Berger               Trenton, NJ                      LT 14
Dec 21 Skinny Coan                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
          -Perhaps, this man was "Jack Coan"
Dec 28 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4

1902
Jan  4 George Krall               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 13 Vernon Campbell            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 20 Jack Ryan                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb  6 Jack Hanlon                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 13 Charles Johnson            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 20 Tommy Wallace              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 28 Tommy Cleary               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  5 Joe Reed                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar  6 Charles Norton             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 15 Eddie Cain                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 27 Tommy Cleary               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  5 Harry Berger               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 10 Billy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 30 Joe Reed                   Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  5 Tommy Wallace              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 12 Billy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 15 Charles "Bull" McCarthy    Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 20 Eddie Cain                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 19 Tommy Wallace              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 26 Joe Allen                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "Billy Allen"
Jul  1 George Krall               Philadelphia, Pa                 TK  3
Jul  7 Tommy Cleary               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 10 Jack Hanlon                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Jul 31 Jack Ryan                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Aug  7 Bobby Thompson             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6 

1903
Feb 20 Jack Bennett               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Farren was making a comeback after a layoff
           due to a broken arm
Mar  5 Bobby Thompson             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 20 Bobby Thompson             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  9 the "Baltimore Bully"      Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
May 21 Jack Ryan                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun 19 Charles Mulhall            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jul 21 Dave Holly                 Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  6
Aug  6 Dave Holly                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -This bout was not held 8/07/1903
Sep  2 Herman Miller              Savannah, Ga                     WF 10
Sep 16 Herman Miller              Savannah, Ga                      D 25
Oct 15 Herman Miller              Savannah, Ga                      D 20
          -Some sources report 10/14/1903

1904
Jan 28 Owen Ziegler               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6

1908
Feb 13 George Krall               Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  4
          -Some sources report "LT 5"

*** Photo And Most Data Were Provided By William Schutte ***

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