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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          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known

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 "Philadelphia" 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 ***

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