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Steve Flanagan
(Stephen Joseph Flanagan)

BORN   July 24 1877; New York, New York (Some sources report 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
DIED   October 6 1900; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HEIGHT 5-2 1/2
WEIGHT 105-110 lbs

Flanagan was a bouncy, scrappy boxer but not a power hitter; He was active and game and a claimant to the Bantamweight Championship of the World, the 105 Pound Championship of the World and the Bantamweight Championship of America (110-112 lbs) during his career

During his career, Flanagan defeated such men as Harry Harris, Casper Leon, Morris Rauch, George Ross, Charley Roden, Johnny O'Donnell and Patsy Donovan

1895
Nov 16 Billy McAnnany             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4
Nov 23 Jack Carey                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4

1896
Jan 15 Joe Madden                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Jan 15 John Carr                  Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb  3 Fred Snyder                Philadelphia, Pa                  W  6
Feb 24 Johnny O'Donnell           Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
       Johnny O'Donnell           Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Mar  7 Patsy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Mar 11 Young Hagan                Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3
Jul 13 Fred Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                  W  6
Aug 11 Jimmy Barry                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "L 6" on 8/10/96
Oct  1 Fred Snyder                Philadelphia, Pa                  L  6
Oct 17 "Young" Cal McCarthy       Philadelphia, Pa                  W  4
Dec 14 Charlie Woods              Philadelphia, Pa                 WF  1
          -Some sources report "J. Pierce"

1897
Jan 17 Young Mahoney              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 26 "Young" Cal McCarthy       Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 30 Eddie McCaffrey            Philadelphia, Pa                  D  6
Feb  8 Eddie McCaffrey            Philadelphia, Pa                  D  6
          -Some sources report "ND 6"
Feb 12 Frank McCall               Wilmington, De                    D  4
Feb 15 Jack "Kid" Madden          Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 18 Eddie McCaffrey            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 22 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 25 Jimmy Cute                 Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  5
Mar 29 Frank Fisher               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  3 Charley Roden              Brooklyn, NY                      W 10
Apr    Ed Vaughn                  Trenton, NJ                      ND 10
Apr 26 George Ross                Brooklyn, NY                      W 10
May 13 Fred Snyder                Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  3
Jul 25 Young Maher                Reading, Pa                      KO  4
Oct 10 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec 17 George Ross                Long Island City, NY              W  6
Dec 27 Joe Sturch                 Chicago, Il                       D  6

1898
Jan  8 Frank Fisher               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 10 Danny Dougherty            Athens, Pa                       ND 15
          -Some sources report "D 15"
Feb 19 Danny Dougherty            Toronto, Ont, Canada              D 20
          -105 lb Championship of the World;
           Flanagan claimed the Championship
Mar  4 George Ross                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Mar 26 Frank Fisher               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr  1 Fred Snyder                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 15 Frank Fisher               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May  6 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 20 Tommy Nilon                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jun  3 Jimmy Barry                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
          -Some sources report "D 6"
Sep 30 Casper Leon                New York, NY                      D 25
          -105 lb Championship of the World
Nov  5 Danny Dougherty            Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Dec  7 Middy Hennessey            Syracuse, NY                     LT  3

1899
Jan 11 Johnny Connors             Springfield, Il                   D  6
Feb  7 Harry Harris               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Feb 15 Johnny Connors             Springfield, Il                   D  6
          -Some sources report 2/16/99;
           Some sources report "W 6"
Mar 11 Tommy Nilon                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 15 Paddy Donovan              Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
May 11 Clayton                    Manayunk, Pa                     ND  4
Jun  2 Morris Rauch               Chicago, Il                       W  6
Sep 22 Harry Harris               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Oct  4 Casper Leon                St. Louis, Mo                     D 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of America (112 lbs);
          Some sources report 10/03/99;
          Some sources report "New York, NY"
Oct 14 Harry Harris               Chicago, Il                       D  6
Oct 27 Casper Leon                St. Louis, Mo                     W 25
          -Bantamweight Championship of America (110 lbs)
          Some sources report "W 20"

1900
Feb 13 Kid Bernasconi             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Feb 19 Bob Armstrong              Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  1
          -Armstrong was a heavyweight
Mar 12 Doug Dougherty             Brooklyn, NY                     LK 10
          -Some sources report Bantamweight Championship of the World
May 21 Doug Dougherty             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Sep  8 Patsy Donovan              Atlantic City, NJ                KO 15
Sep 24 Sammy Smith                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Oct  5 Jimmy Devine               Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  6
          -Flanagan died from injuries sustained in this bout
*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1896
       Doug Dougherty             Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       Frank Fisher               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
       Milt Tierney               Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  4


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


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

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