Dan "Porky" Flynn
(Daniel Francis Flynn)

BORN   April 5 1888; Boston, Massachusetts
DIED   1946 (leukemia)
HEIGHT 5-10 1/2
WEIGHT 185-203 lbs
RACE   White; Irish-American

Flynn, though not a power hitter, was a capable boxer; He was rather good early in his career, but fought long past his peak

He was muscular and well-developed; He obtained the nickname of "Porky" because of his love of pork scrapple; Some opponents called him the "meanest" and "ugliest" fighter they ever fought

Among those he defeated during his career were "Sandy" Ferguson, Jack "Twin" Sullivan, James "Gunner" Moir, the Dixie Kid, George "Boer" Rodel, "Battling" Jim Johnson, Jack Renault, and Jack Madden

Flynn was a White Hope of the teens

1906
Dec 15 Bill McKinnon              Boston, Ma                        L  3

1908
Sep 24 Bartley Connolly           Dover, NH                         L  6

1909
Jun 15 Bill McKinnon              Boston, Ma                        D 12
Jul 30 Mick McDonough             Salem, Ma                         W 12
Nov 16 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                        L 12
Nov 21 Jim Barry                  Boston, Ma                        W 12
Dec 14 Andy Morris                Fall River, Ma                    D 12
Dec 21 Frank Klaus                Boston, Ma                        L 12

1910
Mar    Morris Harris              Boston, Ma                        W  8
Apr  1 John "Sandy" Ferguson      Boston, Ma                        W 10
Apr  4 Jim Savage                 Brooklyn, NY                      D 10
May  4 Morris Harris              Boston, Ma                        W 12
May 17 Stanley Ketchel            Boston, Ma                       LK  3
Aug  1 Billy Dunning              Benton Harbor, Mi                ND  6
Nov  1 Jim Barry                  Boston, Ma                        W 12
Dec 27 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Boston, Ma                        W 12

1911
Jan  3 John "Sandy" Ferguson      Boston, Ma                        W 10
Jan 14 Al Kubiak                  Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Jan 17 Con O'Kelly                Syracuse, NY                     ND 10
Feb  1 Jack Burns                 London, Eng                       W 20
Feb 24 Matthew "P.O." Curran      Plymouth, Eng                    WF  2
Mar  8 "Bombardier" Billy Wells   London, Eng                       L 20
Mar 24 James "Gunner" Moir        Manchester, Eng                  WF  4
Apr  7 Gunner Hewitt              Plymouth, Eng                    KO  3
May  8 Jim Savage                 Boston, Ma                       KO  9
          -Some sources report 5/09/11; Others report 5/10/11
       Jim Savage                                                  ND 10
May 26 Jack "Twin" Sullivan       Milwaukee, Wi                    ND 10
May 29 Al Kubiak                  Albany, NY                       ND 10
Jul 13 Joseph "Jewey" Smith       New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug  8 Jim Barry                  New York, NY                     ND 10
Aug 29 Joe Jeannette              New York, NY                     ND 10
Sep  6 Jim Smith                  New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec 13 Bill Turner                Sydney, NSW, Aus                 WF  5

1912
Mar  5 Pat Doran                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                 KO 11
Apr  6 Jim Barry                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
Apr 27 Jim Barry                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                  W 20
May  5 Dixie Kid (Aaron Brown)    Glasgow, Scot                     W 10
May 27 Sam Langford               Melbourne, Vic, Aus              LK  4
Aug  6 Jim Barry                  Boston, Ma                        W 12
Aug 14 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         New York, NY                     ND 10

1913
Feb 13 Charles Horn               San Francisco, Ca                 D  4
          -Some sources report 2/03/13
Jul 20 Battling Levinsky          New York, NY                     ND 10
          -Levinsky used the name "Barney Williams" for this bout
Aug 26 Sam Langford               Boston, Ma                       LK  4

1913-1914
       Victor McLaglen                                              L   

1914
Jan  1 Fred McKay                 New York, NY                     KO  2
Jan  5 Jack Curphey               Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 KO  6
Jan 13 Battling Levinsky          New York, NY                     ND 10
Feb  2 George "Boer" Rodel        New York, NY                     KO  4
Feb 14 Alfred "Soldier" Kearns    Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar  9 Tom "Bearcat" McMahon      Vernon, Ca                       ND 10
May 19 "Battling" Jim Johnson     Boston, Ma                        W 12
Jul 21 Battling Levinsky          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Sep  4 Jim Savage                 Far Rockaway, NY                  D 10
Nov 23 Cleve Hawkins              Montreal, Que, Can               ND 10
Dec 25 Battling Levinsky          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10

1915
Jan 16 Jack Dillon                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Feb  2 Tom McCarthy               Albany, NY                       ND 10
Feb    Terry Kellar               Dayton, Oh                        D 15
Feb 20 Charley Weinert            Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Mar 27 Carl Morris                Philadelphia, Pa                 ND  6
Apr 13 Al Reich                   New York, NY                     ND 10
Apr 19 Sam Langford               Montreal, Que, Can               NC  6
May 29 Colin Bell                 New York, NY                     ND 10
May 31 Battling Levinsky          Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
Jul  9 Battling Levinsky          Far Rockaway, NY                 ND 10
Oct 25 Battling Levinsky          Portland, Me                     ND  6
Nov 26 Battling Levinsky          New York, NY                     ND 10
Dec  7 Jack Dillon                Brooklyn, NY                     ND 10
       Tom Cowler                                                  ND 15

1916
Jan 10 Jack Dillon                Memphis, Tn                       L  8
Jan 28 Fred Fulton                New Orleans, La                   L 20
Mar 27 Al Reich                   New York, NY                      D 10
Mar 30 Ed "Gunboat" Smith         New York, NY                     ND 10
Apr  5 Charley Weinert            New York, NY                     ND 10
May 30 Battling Levinsky          Chattanooga, Tn                   D  8
Aug  4 Joe Jeannette              Rochester, NY                    ND 10
Sep  8 Fred Fulton                St. Paul, Mn                     ND 10
Nov 17 John Lester Johnson        New York, NY                     ND 10

1917
Jun 18 Joe Beckett                London, Eng                      LK  9
Jul  5 Fred Fulton                New York, NY                     LK  4
Dec 10 Fred Fulton                Columbus, Oh                     LK  2

1918
Apr 16 Kid Norfolk                Boston, Ma                        L 12
Jul  6 Jack Dempsey               Atlanta, Ga                      LK  1
Nov 18 Jack Dempsey               Philadelphia, Pa                 LK  1

1919
Dec 25 Al Reich                   Trenton, NJ                      LK  4

1920
Feb 10 Fred Fulton                Atlanta, Ga                      LK  4
          -Some sources report 2/11/20
Feb 16 Jack Renault               Boston, Ma                        W 12
Sep    Jack Renault               Boston, Ma                        L 12

1921
Apr 19 Tommy Gibbons              Newark, NJ                       LK 11

1922
Feb 27 Joe Burke                  Boston, Ma                        W 10
Jun 23 Tom Cotter                 Boston, Ma                       KO  5
Jul  7 Jeff Madden                Boston, Ma                        W  6

1923
Jul    Ed "Bearcat" Wright                                         LK  4

1930-1940
          -Flynn worked as a ironworker


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