Frank "Paddy" Slavin
(Frank Patrick Slavin)
(the "Sydney Cornstalk")

BORN    January 5 1862; Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
DIED    October 17 1929; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
HEIGHT  6-1
WEIGHT  185-190 lbs
MANAGER Billy Madden

Slavin was a rushing, moving, boxer-puncher with skill and an extremely hard punch in either hand; He was much like Jack Dempsey, the heavyweight champion, in his skills, ability to take punishment, and killer-instinct

Slavin held the Heavyweight Championship of Australia at one time in his career; He disliked Peter Jackson intensely and was an arch-rival of his

During his career, Slavin defeated such men as Jim Fogarty, Mick Dooley, Bill Farnan, Harry Laing, Martin "Buffalo" Costello, Jim Daly, Joe McAuliffe, Bill "Chesterfield" Goode, Jake Kilrain, Frank Craig, Joe Butler and Tom Lees

1882
       Jerry Saunders             Queensland, Australia             D   
       Jerry Saunders             Queensland, Australia            KO  8
       Jerry Saunders             Queensland, Australia             W  3

1885
       Martin Power               Charter Towers, Que, Australia    W  4
       Tom Burke                  Charter Towers, Que, Australia   KO  4
       Jim Fogarty                in Australia                      W  4

1886
          -Slavin met all-comers while traveling with an
           athletic and boxing troupe in Queensland, Aus
       
       Shanahan                   Gympie, Que, Australia           KO  2
       Stan Burke                 Rockhampton, Que, Ausralia       KO  1
       Hall (of Hugheden)         in Australia                    SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Hall withdrew from the bout
       
          -Slavin was recognized as the Champion of Queensland
       
       Professor Babbs            Brisbane, Que, Ausralia          KO  2
                                     
1887
Jan  1 Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4
Jan  8 Jack Malloy                Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4
Jan 15 Ivo Bligh                  Sydney, NSW, Australia           KO  2
Jan 22 Tom Taylor                 Sydney, NSW, Australia           KO  2
Jan 29 Snow                       Sydney, NSW, Australia            W  4
Feb  2 Jack Malloy                Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4
Feb  5 Jim Fogarty                Sydney, NSW, Australia           KO  3
          -Some sources report "ND 4"
Feb 12 Prevot                     Sydney, NSW, Australia            W  4
Feb 15 Jack Malloy                Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4
Mar 17 Mick Dooley                Sydney, NSW, Australia           KO 10
          -Some sources report 3/24/87
Apr  2 Pablo Frank                Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4
Apr  9 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Sydney, NSW, Australia            D 34
Apr 16 Mick O'Brien               Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4 
May  4 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4
May 14 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  6
May 21 Peter Jackson                                              SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Negotiations fell through
Jul 14 Wiliam Miller              Melbourne, Vic, Australia        EX  4
Sep  3 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Albury, NSW, Australia           KO  9
Sep 24 Martin "Buffalo" Costello  Melbourne, Vic, Australia        EX  6
Oct  3 Peter Newton               Melbourne, Vic, Australia        ND  6 
Oct 29 Bill Farnan                Melbourne, Vic, Australia        KO  2
          -This was a "private" fight 
Dec 26 Billy McCarthy             Sydney, NSW, Australia            D 17 

1888
Jan    Bob Fitzsimmons            Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"

          -Slavin and Peter Jackson got into a "barroom" fight             
           at Sydney, NSW, Aus

Apr 25 Harry Laing                Wanganui, NZ                     KO  6
          -Heavyweight Championship of New Zealand;
           Laing reclaimed the Championship of New Zealand 
           when Slavin left New Zealand 
Jul  9 Jack Burke                 Melbourne, Vic, Australia         D  8
Aug 18 Joe Goddard                Gippsland, Vic, Australia        KO   
Aug 20 J.W. Patterson             Bairnsdale, Vic, Australia       KO  2
Oct    Bill Slavin                in Victoria, Australia           EX   
Oct    Jack Hall                  in Victoria, Australia           EX   
       
          -Slavin, his brother Bill, and Jack Hall gave 
           a series of exhibitions in Victoria during 
           October 1888

Dec  8 Mick Dooley                Sydney, NSW, Australia           KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
                                     
1889
          -Slavin and Wiliam Miller organized a combination
           to tour Australia, New Zealand, and New South Wales;
           Miller was to wrestle and Slavin was to pay $125 to
           any man he did not knock out in four rounds
Feb  4 Jack Burke                 Melbourne, Vic, Australia        KO  3
May  1 Mick O'Brien               Sydney, NSW, Australia           ND  4 
May  1 Wiliam Miller              Sydney, NSW, Australia           EX  4
          -Some sources report "ND 4";
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May  6 Wiliam Miller              Newcastle, NSW, Australia        EX   
May  8 Wiliam Miller              West Maitland, NSW, Australia    EX   

Jul    -Slavin left Australia on the Carthage for England
Aug 11 -Slavin arrived in London, England

Oct 17 Bill "Chesterfield" Goode  London, England                  KO  5
Nov  8 Frank Young                London, England                  TK  1
Dec 23 Jem Smith                  Bruges, Belgium                   D 14
          -Heavyweight Championship of England;
           The crowd broke into the ring; Slavin
           received the winner's money and was 
           acknowledged as Champion of England

1890
Feb 22 -Slavin married Edith Slater
Sep 27 Joe McAuliffe              London, England                  KO  2
                                     
1891
Feb  9 Charlie Mitchell           Dublin, Ireland                  EX  4
Mar  5 Charlie Mitchell           London, England                  EX  4
Mar  7 Jack Ellis                 London, England                  KO  2
Apr  9 Charlie Mitchell           Liverpool, England               EX  3
Apr 24 -Slavin and Mitchell arrived in New York, NY
Apr 30 Jim Daly                   New York, NY                     KO  2
Apr 30 Charlie Mitchell           New York, NY                     EX  3
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun 16 Jake Kilrain               Hoboken, NJ                      TK  9
Jul 22 Charlie Mitchell                                            EX   
          -Mitchell knocked Slavin around;
           Slavin showed up drunk

1892
Jan  4 Charlie Mitchell           Chicago, Il                      EX   
          -This bout was part of the play, U and I
Jan  6 Charlie Mitchell           Chicago, Il                      EX   
          -This bout was part of the play, U and I
Jan  9 Charlie Mitchell           Chicago, Il                      EX   
          -This bout was part of the play, U and I
Jan 11 Charlie Mitchell           Chicago, Il                      EX   
          -This bout was part of the play, The Struggle of Life;
          The play ran through 1/16/92
Mar  2 Felix Vacquelin            New Orleans, La                  EX  3
Mar  2 Charlie Mitchell           New Orleans, La                  EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  7 Charlie Mitchell           Buffalo, NY                      EX  3
Mar    Charlie Mitchell           Toronto, Ont, Canada             EX   
Mar    Charlie Mitchell           Montreal, Que, Canada            EX   
May 30 Peter Jackson              London, England                  LK 10
          -Heavyweight Championship of England;
            Heavyweight Championship of Australia
                                     
          -Slavin disliked Jackson intensely; Following the loss to Jackson,
           Slavin took to heavy drinking; As a result, his health and fighting
           skills deteriorated quickly

1893
May 29 Jim Hall                   London, England                  LK  7

1895
          -Slavin toured Scotland with Jem Mace giving
           boxing exhibitions

Mar 11 Frank Craig                London, England                  KO  1
Apr 22 Jack McCarthy              near Alton, Ms                   KO  9
Nov  5 Bob Armstrong              Hoboken, NJ                      LK 10

1896
Jun 18 Peter Maher                New York, NY                     LT  4
          -Police intervened
Jul 13 Joe Butler                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Jul 20 Henry Baker                Philadelphia, Pa                  D  6
Sep 14 Jake Kilrain               Baltimore, Md                    TK  1
Sep 21 Steve O'Donnell            Maspeth, NY                      LK  5
Nov 14 Walter Johnson             Philadelphia, Pa                  D  4
Nov 23 Bob Armstrong              Philadelphia, Pa                 LT  4
          -Some sources report "LT 6" on 11/25/96

1894-1897
       Ted Pritchard                                              SCH   
          -This bout was tentatively scheduled but cancelled;
           Negotiations fell through

1897
Apr 12 George Robertson           Syracuse, NY                     TK  3
          -Some sources report "KO 2" on 4/12/96 in "Philadelphia, Pa"
May 21 Joe Butler                 San Francsico, Ca                LT  1
Jun 10 Henry Baker                San Francisco, Ca                EX  3
Dec  9 Jim Hall                   Quebec City, Que, Canada         LK  7

1898
May 28 Tom Lees                   Dawson City, Yukon, Canada        W 20

1900
Jul 10 Bill Perkins               Dawson City, Yukon, Canada       KO 13
Dec 21 Vincent White              Dawson City, Yukon, Canada        D 10

1901
Sep 25 Frank Gotch                Klondike, Yukon, Canada          WF  4
Nov    Yank Kenny                 Klondike, Yukon, Canada          KO  3

1902
Apr 24 Nick Burley                Dawson City, Yukon, Canada       LT  9
          -Heavyweight Championship of the Yukon Territory;
           Some sources report 4/14/02
Nov 23 Will Devine                Klondike, Yukon, Canada          KO 15
          -Some sources report "KO 1"

1903
May 25 Nick Burley                Caribou, ---, Canada              D  5
May 26 Nick Burley                Grand Forks, BC, Canada           D  5
Jun 12 Nick Burley                Bonanza, Yukon, Canada           EX   
Jun 12 Ben Howard                 Bonanza, Yukon, Canada           TK  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

1907
Dec  7 Nick Burley                Victoria, BC, Canada             LK  2

1917
Jun    E.V. Chandler              Seaford, England                 EX   


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

1897
Apr 13 George Robinson            Syracuse, NY                     KO  3


*** Some Data Was Provided By Mac Ross ***


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