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Tommy Feltz
(Thomas Francis Feltz)

BORN   December 28 1882; in Poland
DIED September 4 1938
HEIGHT 5-5
WEIGHT 105-125 lbs
MANAGER Al McMurray

 

Feltz was a talented boxer who was fast and clever, along with being tough and willing - and a good hitter too; He was one, in a long line of talented fighters, who failed to take care of himself and ended up fighting as a second rater

During his career, Tommy defeated such men as Danny Dougherty, "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan, Clarence Forbes, Frank "Kid" Beebe, Jimmy Devine, Austin Rice, Patsy Haley, Sammy Smith, Abe "Kid" Goodman, Joe Tipman and Tony Bender

An article (
The Passing of Feltz ) from The Washington (DC) Post, 4/08/07, tells much about Tommy --

"And Feltz! There was the greatest little man who ever donned a glove. Weight for weight, he was better than McGovern - a better hitter, more rugged, cleverer, and fully as fast. Now he is earning cigarette money by being knocked around by second class men who wouldn't last five rounds with him when he was at his best.

"Dissipation killed Feltz's ability. He never trained for a bout. I have seen him go into a ring with the time-honored shave and shampoo, actually yawning from sleepiness, and beat his man. I have seen him get out of a sick bed and flght that rugged boy, Kid Goodman, fifteen rounds and get as good as an even break.

"Why, he fought Pinky Evans one Monday night in Schenectady twenty rounds; then, after riding all night in the cars, fought Goodman fifteen rounds in Boston on the next Tuesday night, and 'on the following Saturday night boxed six rounds in Philadelphia. Now he is all in, and last Friday night Willie Moody, who would have been easy meat for Feltz in his day, made a mess of him.

So Tommy Feltz has entered the once was class.

1899
Jun 10 Terry Edwards              Brooklyn, NY                       D 10
Jul  1 Harry Hafner               Brooklyn, NY                       W 10
          -Some sources report 7/04/99;
          Some sources report "D 10"
Jul 14 Terry Edwards              New York, NY                       W 10
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Sep  1 Harry Hafner               Brooklyn, NY                      TK  4
          -Some sources report 9/02/99;
          Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY";
          Reports vary - "W 4" -"W 10"
Sep 29 Terry Edwards              New York, NY                       W 10
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Oct 27 Terry Edwards              New York, NY                       W 12
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Dec  1 Kid Allen                  New York, NY                      TK  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Dec 16 Danny Smith                Brooklyn, NY                      KO  5

1900
Jan  6 George Ross                Brooklyn, NY                      TK  9
          -Some sources report "George Rhodes";
          Some sources report "W 9"
Jan 22 Kid Walsh                  Brooklyn, NY                      KO  2
Feb  3 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 12 Terry Edwards              Brooklyn, NY                       D 10
Feb 17 George "Kid" Betts         New York, NY                      KO  3
          -Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Mar 10 Young Thomas               Brooklyn, NY                      TK  8
          -Some sources report "W 8"
Mar 15 Jack Lansing               Philadelphia, Pa                  TK  5
          -Some sources report 3/13/00;
          Some sources report "W 5"
Mar 17 Kid Walsh                  Brooklyn, NY                      KO  5
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
Mar 23 Harry Boles                Boston, Ma                        TK  5
          -Some sources report "Harry Bales";
          Some sources report "W 5"
Mar 26 Daniel O'Connor            Paterson, NJ                       D 15
Mar 31 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr  1 Frankie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report 4/02/00
Apr 14 Tommy Lewis                Brooklyn, NY                      TK  4
          -Some sources report "Tony Lewis"
Apr 23 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 30 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 12 Mississippi (James Wells)  Brooklyn, NY                      KO  4
May 18 Harry Bresnick             New York, NY                      TK  2
          -Some sources report "Harry Breswick";
          Some sources report "W 2"
May 26 Danny Dougherty            Brooklyn, NY                       L 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Jun  8 Terry Edwards              New York, NY                      TK 11
          -Some sources report "W 11";
          Some sources report "Brooklyn, NY"
Jun 23 Joe Hurst                  Brooklyn, NY                       D 20
Jul 18 Joe Hurst                  Brooklyn, NY                       W 25
Aug  4 Danny Dougherty            Brooklyn, NY                       L 25
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Aug 18 Tony Lewis                 Brooklyn, NY                       W 10
Aug 31 Jimmy Bryan                New York, NY                      TK  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Sep 10 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                        D  6
          -Some sources report 9/11/00
Sep 27 Lewis Dehler               Wilmington, De                    TK  3
          -Reports vary - "W 3" - "TK 13"
Oct  8 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 23 Tommy Lewis                Wilmington, De                    TK  8
          -Some sources report "Tony Lewis";
          Some sources report 10/13/00;
          Some sources report "W 8"
Nov 19 Joe Hurst                  Paterson, NJ                      TK  7
Nov 23 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 29 Billy "Kid" Trueman        Hartford, Ct                      TK  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
Dec 28 Billy Lewis                Boston, Ma                        KO  1
          -Some sources report "Willie Lewis"

1901
Feb  7 George Halliday            Hartford, Ct                      KO  1
          -Some sources report "George Holliday"
Mar  4 Jimmy Devine               Trenton, NJ                       KO  3
Mar 27 Jimmy Farren               Baltimore, Md                     EX  3
Apr 22 Tommy Lewis                New Haven, Ct                     KO  4
          -Some sources report "New Britain, Ct"
May 10 Sammy Smith                Wilmington, De                    LF  6
          -Feltz was far ahead when the foul occurred
Jun 10 Austin Rice                New Britain, Ct                    L 20
          -Some sources report 6/10/00
Jun 27 Austin Rice                New London, Ct                     D 20
          -Some sources report 6/27/00
Jul 19 Sammy Smith                Savannah, Ga                      KO  2
Sep  6 Jimmy Kelly                Savannah, Ga                       W 25
          -Some sources report 9/05/01
Sep 27 Austin Rice                Savannah, Ga                       W 20
Oct 25 Tony Moran                 Savannah, Ga                      TK 17
          -Some sources report "W 17"
Nov  6 Joe Hurst                  Savannah, Ga                      WF  4
          -Some sources report "TK 4"
Nov 28 Tony Moran                 Savannah, Ga                       D 25
Dec  3 Joe Tipman                 Baltimore, Md                     LF 13
          -Tipman was 10 pounds heavier
Dec 16 Eddie Hennessey            Charleston, SC                    TK  3
          -Some sources report "Middy Hennessey";
          Some sources report "W 3"
Dec 27 Kid Henning                Savannah, Ga                      TK  1
          -Some sources report "Kid Hemmings";
          Some sources report "W 1"
Dec 30 Tony Moran                 Charleston, SC                    TK 10
          -Some sources report "W 10"

1902
Jan 13 Danny Mack                 Charleston, SC                    TK  4
          -Some sources report 1/12/02;
          Some sources report "W 4"
Feb 27 Harry Forbes               St. Louis, Mo                      L 15
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World
Mar 13 Johnny Reagan              St. Louis, Mo                      D 15
Mar 31 Johnny Reagan              St. Louis, Mo                      L 20
          -Some sources report "L 15"
Apr  9 Danny Dougherty            Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 19 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 30 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Boston, Ma                         D 15
Jun 21 Andy Daly                  Savannah, Ga                       L 20
          -Some sources report 6/20/02
Jul 17 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Savannah, Ga                      WF 12
          -Beebe took to fouling after he was well-beaten;
          Some sources report "WF 13"
Aug  6 Andy Daly                  Savannah, Ga                       W 20
          -Some sources report 8/04/02;
          Some sources report "L 20"
Aug 11 Harry Forbes               Chicago, Il                        L  6
Sep 16 Ike Cohen                  Boston, Ma                         D 12
          -Some sources report 9/15/02;
          Some sources report "D 15"
Oct  1 Danny Dougherty            Savannah, Ga                      KO  4
          -Some sources report "KO 6"
Oct  9 Johnny Reagan              St. Louis, Mo                      W 20
Oct 22 Danny Dougherty            Savannah, Ga                       D 20
Oct 28 Andy Daly                  Savannah, Ga                      TK  6
          -Some sources report 10/29/02
          Reports vary - "W 5" - "TK 5"
Nov 12 Jimmy Devine               Baltimore, Md                     TK  7
          -Some sources report "W 7"
Dec  9 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Boston, Ma                         D 12
          -Some sources report "W 12"
Dec 22 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report "TK 6"

1903
Jan  9 Austin Rice                Boston, Ma                         D 12
Jan 15 Dave McNeil                Bellows Falls, Vt                 KO  1
Jan 21 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Boston, Ma                         D  8
           -Some sources report 1/22/03
Feb  2 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Boston, Ma                         W 10
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Feb  6 Jimmy Briggs               Boston, Ma                         D  8
          -Some sources report "D 10"
Feb 23 Chester Goodwin            Salem, Ma                          D 12
Mar  9 Austin Rice                New Britain, Ct                    D 20
Mar 12 Jimmy Briggs               Lawrence, Ma                      ND 12
          -Some sources report "L 12"
Mar 19 Chester Goodwin            Fall River, Ma                     D 10
Apr 13 Pinky Evans                Schenectady, NY                    D 20
Apr 14 Abe "Kid" Goodman          Boston, Ma                         L 15
Apr 18 Mississippi (James Wells)  Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  4
Apr 25 Chick Tucker               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  6 Mississippi (James Wells)  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 12 Eddie Lenny                Chester, Pa                       ND  6
May 14 Clarence Forbes            St. Louis, Mo                     KO  1
May 29 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  St. Louis, Mo                     WF 11
          -Some sources report 5/28/03;
          Some sources report 6/04/03
Jun  4 Clarence Forbes            St. Louis, Mo                     TK 11
          -Some sources report "W 11"
Jun  9 "Brooklyn" Tommy Sullivan  St. Louis, Mo                      L 20
          -Some sources report 7/09/03;
          Some sources report 4/30/03
Aug 24 Johnny Reagan              Kansas City, Mo                    D 20
          -The verdict was a "pre-arranged" draw";
          Reagan was bettery
Oct 14 Harry Forbes               Detroit, Mi                        D 10
          -Some sources report 10/15/03
          Some sources report "D 20"
Nov 11 Joe Cherry                 Detroit, Mi                        L 10
Dec 15 Gus Bezenah                St. Louis, Mo                    SCH   
Dec 15 Johnny Marto               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Different sources report the same date for the previous 2 bouts;
          However, the locations indicate this is a problem
Dec 21 Chester Goodwin            Boston, Ma                         L 15

1904
Jan 11 George Murray              Boston, Ma                         W 15
Jan 15 Danny Dougherty            Baltimore, Md                      D 15
Feb  3 George Murray              Salem, Ma                          D 12
Mar 25 Mississippi (James Wells)  Chicago, Il                        D  6
Mar 28 Dusty Miller               Chicago, Il                        L  6
Apr  9 Gus Bezenah                Chicago, Il                        L  6
Apr 26 Tommy "Kid" Love           Baltimore, Md                      L 15
May  4 Dennis "Kid" McFadden      Savannah, Ga                      KO  4
May 27 Dennis "Kid" McFadden      Savannah, Ga                      KO  3
Jun  9 Eddie Lenny                Savannah, Ga                       D 20
          -Some sources report 6/10/04
Jul  6 Jack Durane                Savannah, Ga                       W 20
Jul 21 Jack Durane                Savannah, Ga                       D 20
          -Some sources report 7/20/04
Sep 11 Tony Bender                Baltimore, Md                      W 15
          -Reports vary - 9/05/04 - 9/12/04;
          The verdict was disputed
Oct 14 Joe Tipman                 Baltimore, Md                      W 15
          -Some sources report "W 10"
Nov 18 Eddie Lenny                Baltimore, Md                      D 15
Nov 19 Johnny Marto               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 30 Tommy Lowe                 Washington, DC                     D 10
          -Some sources report "Rock Spring, Md"
Dec  8 Abe Attell                 St. Louis, Mo                      L 15
          -Some sources report 12/09/04

1905
Jan  2 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb  3 Abe Attell                 Baltimore, Md                      L 15
          -Some sources report 2/23/05
Mar  7 Jimmy Walsh                Chelsea, Ma                       LF 11
Apr 10 John "Rouse" O'Brien       Portland, Me                      ND 12
Apr 19 John "Rouse" O'Brien       Chelsea, Ma                        L 15
Apr 28 Johnny Allen               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 29 Tommy Quill                Brockton, Ma                       D 12
Jun 23 Chester Goodwin            Providence, RI                     D 15
          -Some sources report 6/22/05;
          Some sources report "Thornton, RI"
Jul 22 Matty Baldwin              Augusta, Me                       LT 14
          -Some sources report "D 14";
          Some sources report 7/21/05
Aug 17 Patsy Haley                Manchester, NH                    KO  3
Sep 14 Danny Dougherty            Reading, Pa                       ND 10
Oct 31 Harry Scroggs              Baltimore, Md                      D 15
Nov 11 Frank "Kid" Carsey         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 23 Young Pierce               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 30 Gus Bezenah                Cincinnati, Oh                     D 15
Dec  9 Johnny Allen               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 18 Young Pierce               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1906
Jan  4 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 18 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 20 Al Grander                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb 12 Gus Bezenah                Cincinnati, Oh                     D 15
Feb 21 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Lancaster, Pa                     WF  3
          -Some sources report "WF 4"
Feb 22 Freddie Welsh              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Mar 14 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Wilmington, De                     D  6
Mar 21 Tony Bender                New York, NY                      ND  3
Apr 19 Griffith "Griff" Jones     Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Apr 20 Danny Lewis                Baltimore, Md                      D 10
Apr 30 "Young" Jack Hanlon        Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May  7 Jimmy Dunn                 South Sharon, Pa                  ND  3
          -Some sources report 5/01/06;
          Reports vary - "ND 4" - "NC 4";
          Police intervened
May 17 Phil Griffin               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 26 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug  2 "Young" Jack Hanlon        Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug 23 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep  6 Battling Stinger           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Perhaps, this man was "Kid Stinger"
Sep 13 Terry Fitzgerald           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Sep 27 Young Kilpatrick           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 27 Willie Lucas               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov  8 Frank "Kid" Beebe          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 14 Young Pierce               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 29 Phil Smith                 Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Dec 10 Kid Attell                 Baltimore, Md                      L 15
Dec 17 Jack Phenecie              Altoona, Pa                       ND  6
Dec 18 Jack "Kid" Hagan           Reading, Pa                       ND  6
          -Some sources report 12/19/06
Dec 21 Joe "Kid" Tyler            Columbus, Oh                       L 15

1907
Jan 10 Tommy O'Keefe              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 11 Young Pierce               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jan 18 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb  1 "Young" Kid Broad          Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Feb  8 Mike Malone                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
          -Perhaps, this man was "Ike Malone"
Mar 18 Solly Weinrib              Rochester, NY                      D 10
Apr  5 Willie Moody               Philadelphia, Pa                  LK  4
Apr 15 Hugh McGovern              Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  ND  6
          -Some sources report "Reading, Pa"
May 13 Danny Dougherty            Wilkes-Barre, Pa                  ND  6
May 16 Frank Moore                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 24 Frank Moore                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
May 31 Harry "Kid" Decker         Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun  6 Mississippi (James Wells)  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jun 20 Tommy "Kid" Love           Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Jul 15 Johnny Jones               Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Aug  1 Billy Allen                Hull, Que, Canada                  L 15
Sep    Frankie Moore              Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  3
Oct  4 Eddie Burke                Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Oct 22 Jimmy Hagen                Reading, Pa                       ND  6
Nov  8 Joe Dwyer                  Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6
Nov 28 Johnny Lynch               New Orleans, La                    L 10

1908
Feb 12 Alabama Kid                New Orleans, La                   KO  1
Apr 24 Billy Snailham             Sacramento, Ca                     L   
Apr 30 Billy Snailham             Buffalo, NY                        L 20
Jul  4 Billy Snailham             Chico, Ca                          L 20

1910
Feb 21 Young Dunne                Sacramento, Ca                     W  6

1911
Nov 30 Eddie Dunn                 Sacramento, Ca                    LT  2


*** Photo and Much Data Was Provided By William Schutte ***

*** Much Data Was Provided By Luckett Davis ***


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

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