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James "Squirrel" Finnerty
(James Joseph Finnerty)

BORN July 2 1879; Galway, Ireland (Resided in Youngstown, Ohio)
HEIGHT 5-2 1/2
WEIGHT 115-135 lbs
Oct  1 James Smith                Harrisburg, Pa                    ND 27

Jan  1 Harry Lemons               Celoron, NY                        D 10
Feb 10 Jack McClelland            Niles, Oh                             6
          -Police intervened and stopped the bout
Feb 11 Jack McClelland            Niles, Oh                         TL  6
          -The men gave a repeat performance of the bout
Apr 14 James Smith                Jamestown, NY                     WF 13
May 14 James Smith                Jamestown, NY                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held
May 29 James Smith                Jamestown, NY                      L 25
Sep 28 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette     Elmira, NY                         D 12
Oct 26 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette     Elmira, NY                         L 25

Jan  8 Jack "Doc" Hamilton        Binghamton, NY                     D  8
Mar  7 Jack "Doc" Hamilton        Syracuse, NY                       D 20
Apr 26 James Lyman                Dunkirk, NY                        D 15
May 27 Jimmy Watson               Binghamton, NY                    TK  6
Sep 27 Jack "Doc" Hamilton        Syracuse, NY                     SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Finnerty refused to fight;
           The house gate receipts were too low
Sep 27 Tommy "Kid" Hogan          Syracuse, NY                      TK  1
          -Finnerty apparently decided to fight on this date
Oct  3 Tom McCarthy               Rochester, NY                      W 20
Oct 25 Joe Hopkins                Rochester, NY                      D 20
Nov 30 Emil Sanchez               Ithaca, NY                         D 20
Dec  7 Emil Sanchez               Rochester, NY                      D 15

Jan  1 Freddie Green              Sandusky, Oh                      NC   
Jan 28 Jimmy Reeder               Youngstown, Oh                     W 20
Mar  6 Jack "Doc" Hamilton        Youngstown, Oh                     W 20
Mar 14 Paddy Sheehan              Allegheny, Pa                     ND   
Mar 14 Mike Creedon               Allegheny, Pa                     ND   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 27 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette     Sandusky, Oh                       L 25
Mar 31 Jimmy Reeder               Altoona, Pa                        D 10
Apr  8 Joe Hopkins                Youngstown, Oh                     W 20
          -Some sources report "W 10" on 4/09/99
May 26 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette     Grand Rapids, Mi                   D  8
Jun 22 Louden Campbell            Youngstown, Oh                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; 
           Finnerty refused to fight due to the small crowd
Jul 25 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette     Alpena, Mi                        LT  9
Sep 28 Frank Stackhouse           Detroit, Mi                        D 10
          -Some sources report "Marquette, Mi"
Oct  9 George "Mystery" Kerwin    Toledo, Oh                        KO  3
          -Some sources report "W"; Some sources report "Kid Kerwin"
Nov 11 Gilbert "Kid" Goulette     Muncie, In                        ND 15
Dec  7 Emilio Sanchez             Rochester, NY                      D 15
Dec 28 Mike Farragher             Niles, Oh                         LK 13
          -Some sources report "KO 13"

Jan 12 Frank "Crocky" Boyle       Niles, Oh                          L 20
Feb 23 Joe Green                  Geneva, NY                        KO  8
Feb 26 Wiley Evans                East Pittsburgh, Pa               TK  8
Apr  9 Howard Smith               Wheeling, WV                      TK  2
May  2 Emil Sanchez               Newark, Oh                         D 10
Jun 19 Barney Furey               Marietta, Oh                       L 12
Sep 25 Eugene Bezenah             Marietta, Oh                      LT  7
Nov  1 Doc Irish                  Canton, Oh                        KO 10
Dec  6 Art Simms                  Canton, Oh                        LK 11

Mar 28 Kid Moore                  Tiffin, Oh                        LF  7
May 21 Freddie Green              Tiffin, Oh                         L 20

Feb 12 Adam Ryan                  South Bend, In                     L 10

Jan  7 Miller                     Erie, Pa                          KO  3
Mar  5 John Parry                 South Sharon, Pa                  NC 10
Aug  9 Cy Flynn                   Ridgeway, Pa                      LT  4

May 29 Kid Manuel                 Youngstown, Oh                    LT  7

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

       Harry Fails                                                  KO 14

       Billy Ryan                                                    L 12

Jan 17 "Oakland Kid"              Los Angeles, Ca                    D 10

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

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